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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 – Death, Eternal Life – By Billy Graham January 21, 2020

Topics: Death, Eternal Life
Victory Over Death
By Billy Graham
January 21

O death, where is thy sting? . . .
—1 Corinthians 15:55

Billy Graham

Death is the most democratic experience in life for we all participate in it. We think of its happening only to other people. We don’t like to grow old and we don’t like to die. The Bible teaches that death is an enemy of man and God. But it also teaches that this enemy, death, will ultimately be destroyed forever; that in fact it has already been defeated at the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Death, for a Christian, brings permanent freedom from evil. It also means the believer will be like Jesus. We shall be like Christ in love. So much of self is involved in what we do here; but one day, in Christ, we will have perfect love. What a glorious time it will be when we get to heaven!

Prayer for the day
Jesus, Your victory over death comforts my heart and fills me with hope.

Billy Devotionals – Money – By Billy Graham December 29, 2019

 Topics: Money

 Topics: Money

We Cannot Out-Give GodBy Billy Graham   

December 29

A tenth of the produce of the land . . . is the Lord’s.
—Leviticus 27:30 (TLB)

Billy Graham

We are to be stewards of our money. When it is invested and shared for the glory of God, it can be a boon and a blessing. I know a businessman in Detroit, Michigan, who made a promise to God that he would tithe his entire income to the work of the Lord. He said his business had tripled, and that God had more than fulfilled His end of the bargain.

Some time ago I heard from a laborer in the San Joaquin Valley of California who said that he and his wife agreed to give one tenth of their income to the Lord. At the time they made their decision, he was able to get work only about seven months of the year. Now he says he has steady work, and is earning nearly twice what he was before. You cannot get around it; the Scripture promises material and spiritual benefits to the man who gives to God.

You cannot out-give God. I challenge you to try it and see.

Prayer for the day

Forgive me, Lord, for the times I have wanted to keep that which is rightfully Yours.

Billy Devotionals – Suffering – By Billy Graham December 28, 2019

Topics: Suffering
Cure for Our Troubles
By Billy Graham
December 28

. . . preaching peace by Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all).
—Acts 10:36

Billy Graham Devotional 30 June 2019

Would it not be wonderful if we could find an absolute cure for the troubles of human nature? Suppose we could give a shot in the arm to the whole human race that would fill people with love instead of hate, with contentment instead of greed. Suppose, also, a cure could be found for the past mistakes, failures, and sins of mankind.

Suppose by some miracle all the past could be straightened out, all of life’s tangles could be unraveled, and the broken strings of life could be repaired. The most thrilling news in all the world is the fact that there is a cure! A medicine has been provided! The sin, confusion, and disillusionment of life can be replaced by righteousness, joy, contentment, and happiness. A peace can be imparted to the soul that is not dependent on outward circumstances.

Prayer for the day
In complete dependence upon You, Lord Jesus, let me relay Your message of love and peace to the desperately needy souls I meet.

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 – 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 – Crucifixion – By Billy Graham September 4, 2019

Topics: Crucifixion
The Greatest Work of Christ
By Billy Graham
September 4

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
—Ephesians 6:12

Billy Graham

Jesus worked all His life. But the greatest work that Jesus did was not in the carpenter’s shop, nor even at the marriage feast of Cana where He turned the water into wine. The greatest work that Jesus did was not when He made the blind to see, the deaf to hear, the dumb to speak, nor even the dead to rise. The greatest work that Jesus did was not when He taught as One having authority, or when He scathingly denounced the Pharisees for their hypocrisy. The greatest work that Jesus did was not in the great ethical program He presented to mankind—that program which has become the foundation for Western culture. What, then, was His greatest work? His greatest work was achieved in those three dark hours on Calvary. Christ’s greatest work was His dying for us.

Prayer for the day
The battles of life must be faced, but I know they will not be faced without You, my heavenly Father.