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Billy Devotionals – Angels, Supernatural – By Billy Graham January 22, 2020

Topics: Angels, Supernatural
Angels Around Us
By Billy Graham
January 22

But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth . . .
—Acts 5:19

Billy Graham

Demonic activity and Satan worship are on the increase in all parts of the world. The devil is at work more than at any other time. The Bible says that because he realizes his time is short, Satan’s activity will increase. But his evil activities are countered for the people of God by His ministering spirits, the holy ones of the angelic order. Christians should never fail to sense the operation of angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light. If you are a believer, expect powerful angels to accompany you in your life experiences. And let those events dramatically illustrate the friendly presence of “the holy ones” as Daniel calls them. Certainly, the eye of faith sees many evidences of the supernatural display of God’s power and glory. God is still in business.

Prayer for the day
When I am tempted by Satan, I will remember Your angels are around me, Lord.

Billy Devotionals – Bible, Truth – By Billy Graham December 9, 2019

Topics: Bible, Truth
Word Made Flesh
By Billy Graham
December 9

The Word was made flesh . . . full of grace and truth.
—John 1:14

Billy Graham

On the cover of your Bible and my Bible appear the words “Holy Bible.” Do you know why the Bible is called holy? Why should it be called holy when so much lust and hate and greed and war are found in it? It is because the Bible tells the truth. It tells the truth about God, about man, and about the devil. The Bible teaches that we exchange the truth of God for the devil’s lie about sex, for example; and drugs, and alcohol, and religious hypocrisy. Jesus Christ is the ultimate truth. Furthermore, He told the truth. Jesus said that He was the truth, and the truth would make us free.

Learn more about holiness.

 

Almighty God, I thank You for the truth which You have given me through Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ.

Billy Devotionals – Grace – By Billy Graham December 8, 2019

Topics: Grace
The Throne of Grace
By Billy Graham
December 8

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace . . .
—Hebrews 4:16

Billy Graham

Praying is simply a two-way conversation between you and God. Thousands of people pray only when they are under great stress, or in danger, overcome by uncertainty. I have been in airplanes when an engine died; then people started praying. I have talked to soldiers who told me that they never prayed until they were in the midst of battle. There seems to be an instinct in man to pray in times of trouble. We know “there are no atheists in foxholes,” but the kind of Christianity that fails to reach into our everyday lives will never change the world. Develop the power of prayer. Man is more powerful when he is in prayer than when he is behind the most powerful guns. A nation is more powerful when it unites in earnest prayer to God than when its resources are channeled into defensive weapons. The answers to all our problems can be had through contact with almighty God.

Prayer for the day
My time spent in prayer with You, dear Lord, is the highlight of my day. To know You are waiting to have this communion humbles me. Yet You say I can come boldly—this I do now, knowing You hear me!

Billy Devotioanls – Love – By Billy Graham October 28, 2019

Topics: Love
Genuine Love
By Billy Graham
October 28

. . . being knit together in love . . .
—Colossians 2:2

Billy Graham

Thousands of young couples go through with a loveless marriage because no one ever told them what genuine love is. I believe we need to read the 13th chapter of First Corinthians, in which the Apostle Paul gives us a definition of love. He says, “Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” If people today knew that kind of love, the divorce rate would be sharply reduced.

Prayer for the day
Lord Jesus, we need Your love and forgiveness in our hearts, if we are to love unselfishly.

Billy Graham Devotionals- Pride, Relationships -By Billy Graham October 24, 2019

Topics: Pride, Relationships
Prejudice Is Weakness
By Billy Graham
October 24

Judge not, that ye be not judged.
—Matthew 7:1

Billy Graham

The word prejudice means “prejudging” or “making an estimate of others without knowing the facts.” Prejudice is a mark of weakness, not of strength. Prejudice is measured by computing the distance between our own biased opinions and the real truth. If we would all be perfectly honest before God, there would be no prejudice.

Read Billy Graham’s answer on how to replace prejudice with love.

Prayer for the day
You love each one of us with a love that breaks through all prejudicial barriers, Father. Forgive me for the times I judge others. Purify my heart, that I may be used to draw people together into the bond of Christ’s unifying love.

Billy Devotioanls – Sin – By Billy Graham September 25, 2019

Topics: Sin
Symptoms of Guilt
By Billy Graham
September 25

Cleanse me from this guilt. Let me be pure again.
—Psalm 51:2 (TLB)

Billy Graham

Guilt is a prominent word among psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, and ministers too. The dictionary calls guilt “the act or state of having done a wrong or committed an offense.” The symptoms of guilt are many, but the root cause is one.

We have broken the moral law of the universe as expressed in the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount. So we have a sense of guilt.

This guilt causes a variety of psychological problems such as insecurity, tension, hunger for approval, struggles for recognition. A sense of guilt, some psychiatrists point out, is as necessary as a sense of pain. We need both in order to keep us from getting hurt.

Prayer for the day
Your Holy Spirit touches my heart and makes me conscious of my guilt. Forgive me, Lord.

Billy Devotioanls – Jesus Christ – By Billy Graham September 13, 2019

Topics: Jesus Christ
Where Is Jesus Christ?
By Billy Graham
September 13

Everything else is worthless when compared with the priceless gain of knowing Christ Jesus . . .
—Philippians 3:8 (TLB)

Billy Graham

“Where is Jesus Christ?” Innumerable students are studying Him and deciding whether or not Christ and the Gospel really matter—whether He is relevant in this modern age. C.S. Lewis, a professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Oxford and later at Cambridge, had to do the same thing. He spent his life exploring the great literature of centuries. In his remarkable autobiography, Surprised by Joy, he tells of his pilgrimage from atheism to Christianity. His turning point came with the realization that the writing with the deepest meaning and greatest content was based on a deep, personal faith in God, by men like Augustine, Blaise Pascal, George Macdonald.

Prayer for the day
There is nothing more I desire, Lord Jesus, than to walk closely with You—my Savior and Lord.

Billy Devotioanls – Jesus Christ – By Billy Graham September 11, 2019

Topics: Jesus Christ
Only Jesus
By Billy Graham
September 11

God . . . is the one who invited you into this wonderful friendship with his Son, even Christ our Lord.
—1 Corinthians 1:9 (TLB)

Billy Graham

The question remains, “How can God be just—that is, true to Himself in nature and true to Himself in holiness—and yet justify the sinner?” Because each man had to bear his own sins, all mankind was excluded from helping, since each was contaminated with the same disease. The only solution was for an innocent party to volunteer to die physically and spiritually as a substitution before God. This innocent party would have to take man’s judgment, penalty, and death. But where was such an individual? Certainly, there was none on earth. There was only one possibility. God’s own Son was the only personality in the universe who had the capacity to bear in His own body the sins of the world. Only God’s Son was infinite and thus able to die for all.

Prayer for the day
Lord Jesus, Lamb of God, in adoration I thank You for the love that made You willing to suffer and die on the cross for my sin.

Billy Devotioanls – Dream Great Dreams – By Billy Graham September 10, 2019

Topic:Dream Great Dreams
By Billy Graham
September 10

Be thou faithful unto death . . .
—Revelation 2:10

Billy Graham Devotional 30 June 2019

In our day much of the world believes little or nothing. People are broad but shallow. Agnosticism, anxiety, emptiness, meaninglessness, have gripped much of the world—and even the church. Our youth are desperately searching for a purpose and a meaning in their lives. They are searching for fulfillment which they are not finding in sex and drugs. By contrast, our Pilgrim forebears stand as shining examples of men who were narrow but deep, certain of what they believed, unswerving in their loyalty, and passionately dedicated to the God they trusted, and for whom they would willingly have died. I say to you, more than 350 years after the Pilgrim Fathers landed in the New World: Dream great dreams, embrace great principles, renew your hope, but above all, like them, believe in the Christ who alone can give total meaning and an ultimate goal to your life. “For in Him we live and move and have our being.”

Prayer for the day
May I always be faithful to my belief in You, Lord Jesus Christ. Where there is despair, use me to bring Your hope.

Billy Devotioanls – Discipleship – By Billy Graham September 3, 2019

Topics: Discipleship
The Responsibility of Discipleship
By Billy Graham
September 3

Even while we were still there with you we gave you this rule: ‘He who does not work shall not eat.’
—2 Thessalonians 3:10 (TLB)

Billy Graham

One of the Christian’s responsibilities in following Christ is to have a new attitude toward work. So many young people want Christ without responsibility. Jesus was not a drop-out. As a carpenter, He worked hard with His hands. The Apostle Paul made tents for a living while he carried on the work that God assigned him. Whatever work a Christian does is done unto the Lord. He should do his best at whatever his trade or vocation. He should be faithful, clean, and honest.

Prayer for the day
Thank You for teaching us that work is a blessing, Lord Jesus.