Our future close to our hearts

By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones. (Hebrews 11:22 ESV)

Верою Иосиф, при кончине, напоминал об исходе сынов Израилевых и завещал о костях своих. (Евреям 11:22 Russian)

Almighty God, our most holy, merciful and righteous Father in heaven ~ help us Lord on this new day as we hear of many more who doubt the certainty of eternal life. Restore the faith of those who are growing cold in the faith of Jesus as Lord. Thanks you Lord, for reminding us of the faith of your servant Joseph, who was sold into slavery in a foreign land and yet never forgot your plan. Help every Christian to hold our future beautiful and eternal home close to our hearts. Bless all new believers and other citizens of the Kingdom to remain good examples as we march toward the New Jerusalem. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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Desire to seek for unity

You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. (Acts 10:36 NIV)

Он послал сынам Израилевым слово, благовествуя мир чрез Иисуса Христа; Сей есть Господь всех. (Деяния 10:36 Russian)

O LORD God, our blessed Father in heaven ~ your power and might remains unchallenged as seasons and years come and go. Lift up the feeble hand of your children who are living by faith in your beloved Son – our Messiah. Bless the people who are fleshly Israel with the life changing knowledge that Jesus is also their Prince of Peace. Give Christians around the world desire and strong will to ardently seek for unity among all children of faith through in Christ as Lord. Abba Father, silence the influence of the voices of Satan who oppose Jesus as Lord. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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A real and close relationship

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, “In you shall all the nations be blessed.” (Galatians 3:8 ESV)

И Писание, провидя, что Бог верою оправдает язычников, предвозвестило Аврааму: в тебе благословятся все народы. (Галатам 3:8 Russian)

O LORD my God, I come before you on this new day with fear and trembling as did those in ancient times. Thank you for giving us your Son who has taught us to call upon you in a more familiar manner as our Father. Considering the magnitude and frequency of my sins, this always seems so awkward that you will regard me as your child. Please lead me as you led Abraham long ago into a very real and close relationship with you and your magnificent Son. We are so blessed to have the presence of your Spirit dwelling among the saved in this day and time. Magnify the efforts of everyone who dares to leave the peace and security of home, in search of souls who are starved to hear about your message of grace to all people on earth. Help us Lord before it is too late and the door is shut. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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When we felt so high and mighty

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” (Romans 15:1-3 ESV)

Мы, сильные, должны сносить немощи бессильных и не себе угождать. Каждый из нас должен угождать ближнему, во благо, к назиданию. Ибо и Христос не Себе угождал, но, как написано: злословия злословящих Тебя пали на Меня. (Римлянам 15:1-3 Russian)

Dear heavenly Father ~ thank you for this new day and the awareness of your very real presence in our lives as we voluntarily follow Jesus as Lord and Messiah. Rattle our senses so that we aware of those around us who are suffering, or just in need of a friend to help or simply have a conversation with. Please forgive us for the times when we felt we were so high and mighty that we would never stoop to suffer in order to help someone in need. Let us feel the stinging insults that our blessed Savior experienced and yet continue to forgive and serve others. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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An urge to receive your grace

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 ESV)

Бо я пересвідчився, що ні смерть, ні життя, ні Анголи, ні влади, ні теперішнє, ні майбутнє, ні сили, ні вишина, ні глибина, ані інше яке створіння не зможе відлучити нас від любови Божої, яка в Христі Ісусі, Господі нашім! (римлян 8:38-39 Ukrainian)

O LORD God, my dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you for the extremely gracious mercy that you shower upon your children of faith on this new day. Influence the hearts of every sincere follower of Christ so that those on the outside will also have an urge to receive your grace. Make a mockery out of those who use human reasoning to deceive those who are wholeheartedly trusting in our Lord for eternal life. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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People who belong to Christ today

For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith. For if it is the adherents of the law who are to be the heirs, faith is null and the promise is void. (Romans 4:13-14 ESV)

Ибо не законом даровано Аврааму, или семени его, обетование–быть наследником мира, но праведностью веры. Если утверждающиеся на законе суть наследники, то тщетна вера, бездейственно обетование; (Римлянам 4:13-14 Russian)

Dear Heavenly Father, the God of Abraham, Christ’s chosen apostles and everyone who walks in the same obedient manner of faith as our spiritual ancestors. Teach us by your blessed Spirit inspired word – that people who belong to Christ today are those who trust and obey your instructions. Open the eyes of Christians today so we all agree that true Israel consists of those who walk by faith in the one blessed Messiah of Jews and Gentiles. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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To live as pilgrims

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. (Hebrews 11:8-10 ESV)

Верою Авраам повиновался призванию идти в страну, которую имел получить в наследие, и пошел, не зная, куда идет. Верою обитал он на земле обетованной, как на чужой, и жил в шатрах с Исааком и Иаковом, сонаследниками того же обетования; ибо он ожидал города, имеющего основание, которого художник и строитель Бог. (Евреям 11:8-10 Russian)

O LORD my God, blessed and most holy Father in heaven ~ accept our prayers of thanksgiving from believers around the world as we lift our hearts and voices in praise of your magnificent plan of salvation that requires our faithful participation with your Son whom we also love. Help us to emulate the faith of Abraham and the apostles. Let our will be in agreement with your will. Give us peace of mind to live as pilgrims, with our heart set upon your beautiful promises that are realized in wholehearted service to Christ as Lord in your blessed church. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

** Please forgive me for not being able to get my WORD message out yesterday (Monday). It hurts me to no end when this happens. We had our urgent work to accomplish for Mt. Dora Children’s Home yesterday that took us most of the day.

David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister

Cedar Key Church

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Better students of God’s Spirit-inspired Word

Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness. (Genesis 15:6 NIV)

Аврам поверил Господу, и Он вменил ему это в праведность. (Бытие 15:6 Russian)

O LORD God of Abraham, all the prophets; and hallowed Father to the chosen apostles of Christ and all faithful followers of Jesus as Lord. Help all Christians to become better students of your Spirit-inspired Word that reveals your perfect plan of salvation to all people. Help us all to emulate the obedient faith of our leader Abraham. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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Lead us to souls

So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. (Acts 10:34-35 ESV)

Петр отверз уста и сказал: истинно познаю, что Бог нелицеприятен, но во всяком народе боящийся Его и поступающий по правде приятен Ему. (Деяния 10:34-35 Russian)

Hear the prayers of your children O LORD my God! Dear Father, we come to you night and day – hoping with expectation. We believe that you hear the prayers from the sincere hearts of the faithful who genuinely fear your awesome power and love for those intent on doing acts of righteousness to the glory of your beloved Son. Lead us to souls like Cornelius, who live right here in the USA but may not be part of our social circle. Forgive us for times we ignored any neighbors. May your will be done in all things in the blessed name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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Restore genuine honor

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”So God created mankind in his own image,in the image of God he created them;male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27 NIV)

І сказав Бог: Створімо людину за образом Нашим, за подобою Нашою, і хай панують над морською рибою, і над птаством небесним, і над худобою, і над усею землею, і над усім плазуючим, що плазує по землі. І Бог на Свій образ людину створив, на образ Божий її Він створив, як чоловіка та жінку створив їх. (Буття 1:26-27 Ukrainian)

O LORD our God ~ thank you for the informational words of life that we discover in the Spirit revealed Scriptures. Bless all souls living today with a desire to know more about Jesus and the perfect plan of salvation available to all who will trust and obey Christ in faith, repentance and baptism. Restore genuine honor for the way you made humanity. Help parents and other responsible adults to teach and demonstrate our understanding that humans are either male or female. Dear Father, help us to rid the world of the contrary ideas of those who deceive young people into being unhappy with their birth gender. Give us wisdom to accept this fact while we remain on earth. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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We daily resist Satan

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:1-2 NKJV)

Итак нет ныне никакого осуждения тем, которые во Христе Иисусе живут не по плоти, но по духу, потому что закон духа жизни во Христе Иисусе освободил меня от закона греха и смерти. (Римлянам 8:1-2 Russian)

Dear holy and righteous Father in heaven ~ thank you for steadfastly shining your mercy and grace to all people in the world. Awaken all followers of Christ as Lord, to the powerful leading of your Spirit! Help us Lord, as we daily resist Satan with the strength of your abiding presence. Defeat all false teachers who desire to place new shackles on the weak ankles of Christians who refuse to follow the leading of your Spirit. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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Those who desire to be saved

Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:5 ESV)

Ісус відповів: Поправді, поправді кажу Я тобі: Коли хто не родиться з води й Духа, той не може ввійти в Царство Боже. (Івана 3:5 Ukrainian)

Almighty God, our dear heavenly Father ~ thank you Lord, for making it possible for all people now living to know the fullness of your love and grace. Help those who are patiently and truthfully sharing the gospel with lost sinners. Give all teachers wisdom to carefully teach those who are under your grace. Bless those who desire to be saved by obeying the teaching of Christ regarding confession of faith, repentance and baptism. Prepare the minds of new seekers so that they will gladly receive the gift of your Spirit to aid them in remaining faithful and true followers of Jesus all their lives. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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The times when we’ve been complacent

And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:39-41 ESV)

И, встав, Он запретил ветру и сказал морю: умолкни, перестань. И ветер утих, и сделалась великая тишина. И сказал им: что вы так боязливы? как у вас нет веры? И убоялись страхом великим и говорили между собою: кто же Сей, что и ветер и море повинуются Ему? (Марка 4:39-41 Russian)

O LORD my God, holy, kind and merciful Father in heaven ~ thank you for the Spirit inspired Scriptures that stir up our faith in you the only true and living God. Once again dear Lord, light the fires of faith in our hearts so that we will go and tell the Good News about the miraculous birth, life, teaching and substitutional death, burial and resurrection of our blessed Lord and Savior. Forgive us for the times when we have been complacent. We have at times sat idly by without even praying for those who boldly go around the world to tell others about the power of Christ to grant eternal life to those who trust and obey him. Help us Lord! In the precious name of our Messiah Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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Magnify human efforts

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:2-3 KJV)

Es wird zur letzten Zeit der Berg, da des HERRN Haus ist, fest stehen, höher denn alle Berge, und über alle Hügel erhaben werden, und werden alle Heiden dazu laufen und viele Völker hingehen und sagen: Kommt, laßt uns auf den Berg des HERRN gehen, zum Hause des Gottes Jakobs, daß er uns lehre seine Wege und wir wandeln auf seinen Steigen! Denn von Zion wird das Gesetz ausgehen, und des HERRN Wort von Jerusalem. (Jesaja 2:2-3 German Luther Bibel 1545)

Almighty God, our dear Heavenly Father ~ thank you from the depths of our hearts for blessing the world with the gift of your beloved Son! Magnify the human efforts around the world to join with others in fervently obeying Jesus as Lord. Bless the universal church belonging to Christ with greater devotion for the pure doctrine of Christ that leads us to heaven. Awaken us by the influence of your Spirit to share the inspired Scriptures with all people living at this time. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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Open blind eyes

And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Mark 10:46-47 ESV)

І приходять вони в Єрихон. А коли з Єрихону виходив Він разом із Своїми учнями й з безліччю люду, сидів і просив при дорозі сліпий Вартимей, син Тимеїв. І, прочувши, що то Ісус Назарянин, почав кликати та говорити: Сину Давидів, Ісусе, змилуйся надо мною! (Марка 10:46-47 Ukrainian)

Dear Heavenly Father ~ hear our prayers of thanks on this new day dawning. Increase faith in the hearts and minds of believers so that outsiders will recognize that we wholeheartedly believe Jesus is our Messiah as did the blind man of Jericho. Open the blind eyes of those who ignorantly refuse to investigate the truth about Christ. Help us to show lost souls that your beloved Son walked upon this earth in order to bring back the gift of eternal life. Protect sincere seekers so Satan will not succeed in deceiving them about the true identity of Jesus of Nazareth – our Lord and King. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

David Binkley, Sr.

Cedar Key Church

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