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Devotional - Sunday, May 21, 2017 141/224

Today's Scripture: "When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he drew near to observe, the voice of the Lord came to him. . ." Acts 7:31

5797. Pay attention because someone else will. JG


See it.

The voice

Live it.

They say cocaine can speak. I don't know this for a fact, but I have no reason to doubt it. A person hooked on drugs or alcohol might easily be a home for one of more demonic spirits. These unclean spirits might not speak audibly, though anything is possible. Instead they have command to control the person whom they habitate. While demon possession might be argued, any attempt for a person in dependence to wean himself off the use of a drug leads to withdrawal. This is a time when without physical restraint the person might do anything to ease the agony. Those who are addicted don't have withdrawal because chemical use defines their normal lifestyle. But that doesn't stop inner voices of temptation from ringing in their ears.

With the opportunity for me to work with addicts, the chemically dependent, new believers and staunch and hardened church members, I find healing comes from the same place which most ignore. In combination with the Holy Spirit Scripture is the key to healing. Bottomline: it is incumbent upon a person to listen only to the voice of the Spirit reminding him of the word and what Jesus said. That being said, temptation will come, but the power of the Spirit gives us ability to overcome it. The question is: will we draw near to the word or listen in ignorance from afar?

Pray it.

Thank you, God, for the Holy Scriptures, which when followed can make me wise.


Keywords: Listen; Voice; Scripture

1. One-minute Devotionals began on January 2, 2006 and are the original creation of James R. Green, Prayertower Webservant Content is derived from his alternating and sequential survey of both the Old and New Testament to offer insight on Scripture.
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