PASTORS' DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Aug
27

Bearing and Wearing His Word.

Rod Shimabukuro

Scripture

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. Revelation 1:9
Observation
John is about to unveil the visions he’s received through and from the Spirit of God. It seems important to John to establish his relationship with the churches, as their brother and partner, sharing experiences of hardship and Kingdom centered living for Jesus.

Twice in his prologue, he mentions his connection to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. This really establishes his authority and relationship with God as the living Word, through Jesus. John’s first hand experiences with Jesus, establishes credibility as he begins to write of the prophetic, apocalyptic visions he’s received.
Application
This morning, I’m exhorted in heart to be sensitive in appealing to those I serve in the church, as one who understands and has experienced life’s victories and hardships. And to also exclaim the Kingdom perspective and calling as partners in Jesus. People need to know that they are not alone, in the struggles of life. There is a faithful, patient endurance we have in Christ and we need to remind each other of this.

I also want to live differently by growing in being a bearer of His Word through the testimony of Jesus. To live for Him, is to live by Him, through Him according to His Word. This boils down to being a man of obedience... to His Word. I will bear His Word by obeying His Word. I will obey His Word, wearing His Word through my life. GOD HELP!
Prayer
I’m thankful that You are Living in me - Living Word, Living Testimony. May I submit in total surrender to You... King Jesus - for Your Kingdom - that I may be a witness and bear witness of You. It’s hard to die to my “flesh” but help me, so i can be a godly partner and brother to my family!

Devotions for August 27

Jeremiah 52
Revelation 1
Psalms 143,144

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