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Hunt Springs Baptist Church

1557 St. Andrews Church Rd

Sanford, NC 27332

Phone: 919-774-1822

Email: huntspringschurch@gmail.com

Hope for Warmth

Hope for Warmth will meet every Thursday starting April 1, 2021 in the Fellowship Hall from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. All are welcomed to help prepare quilts.

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Daily Devotion
Daily Devotion

Claude Wesley Thomas • April 08, 2021

Believers who read, hear and heed the Bible are blessed in this life and teh life to come.

Verse of the Day, April 8, 2021, Revelation 1:5-6 CSB: "and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by his blood, [6] and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father-to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."

John writes the book of Revelation to the seven churches that are in Asia (1:4). The seven messages remain relevant to the conditions of today's Church (Chapters 2-3). The message is from Christ Jesus and about Christ Jesus (1:1). Believers who hear and heed God's Word are blessed, while unbelievers face future judgment and destress (1:3; Chuck Swindall, Revelation, 22).

Believers believe the Bible, but we need to pause and consider the Author before, while, and after reading God's Word. We heed (obey) God's message (the Bible) due to our understanding of God. John paints a beautiful picture of our Good and Great God. Our God is triune (one essence, three persons). 

God the Father is eternal: "the One who is and who was and who is to come" (1:4). God has always been God and will always be God. He never changes, although our circumstances and our behavior may change. We can always count on God as the Giver of peace and grace (1:4).

John describes God the Spirit (the Holy Spirit) as the seven spirits before our eternal God's throne. The sevenfold image of the Holy Spirit represents His seven qualities of perfection. He is the Spirit, of the Lord, of wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, and fear of the Lord (Zechariah 4:2–7; Isaiah 11:2–3; Swindall, 22). The Holy Spirit helps us hear and heed the Bible.

The names (titles) John uses for Jesus describe His character and authority to rule over our lives. Jesus is the faithful witness (Jesus lived out the Bible on earth), firstborn from the dead (raised to rule all who believe in His forgiveness and control over life and death), and ruler of the earth's kings (1:5). Jesus controls the fate of the saved and unsaved. The saved are blessed on earth and eventually in heaven. The unsaved face distress in life and judgment in death. 

Remember, God's word brings peace and grace to us in all situations. The Holy Spirit guides and provides us with wisdom to apply our knowledge of the Bible, stand steadfast in adversity, and the reverent awe needed to obey God above all others. Stop and think when you close your prayer with "In Jesus' name, amen."

Lord God, who else besides you can I believe? Your word has been accurate, is true today, and will remain valid in the future. Holy Spirit, help me read, hear and heed God's word. I ask in your authority, the One who suffered, bled, died, was buried, and raised to give me life, help me live in God's kingdom, serve Him, and bring you glory to praise of God's grace and peace. My Lord and God, you are the alpha and omega. I will believe and obey the Bible as I wait to see you coming with the clouds of glory. In Your name, Amen.  

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Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Wesley Thomas serves as senior pastor. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Pastoral Ministry from the College at Southeastern, and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Wes currently pursues A Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching, from SEBTS.