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14th-Oct-2005 08:39 am
A) Jesus Inside
*Just A. Daily Thought Daily Devotional*

*Ministry of His Word Of Truth*

October 14, 2005

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*Submission and Yielding *

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*Special Music Robin Baird Accompanied by Samuel Tandi*

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*Revival Begins October 23-26*

*Evangelist Dr. Bob Davis*

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Dear Friends,

Starting in September I am making myself available for revivals, and family
life seminars in churches. God has laid upon my heart to do all that I can
to help see revival come to our nation. This year I will turn sixty and that
means that I am heading into the fourth quarter of my life. I have
experienced thirty years of ministry and by God's grace I would like to
finish out this last quarter with reaching as many souls for Christ as I
can. Would you please keep me in your prayers as I trust the Lord and follow
His direction. I will have to be at my church on Sunday morning and I will
have to limit the number of meetings to around twenty a year. You can get my
press release by clicking here. *
Press Release
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Thank You,

Pastor Dave Smeltz
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*Important Links for you to check out*

*Sermon of the Week* http://www.hiswordoftruth.com/sermon_of_the_week.htm

* http://www.hiswordoftruth.com/sermon_of_the_week.htm Author: Dr. David N.
Smeltz http://www.drdavidsmeltz.com*

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Great Links on bible studies and Veterans Affairs information)*

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*From Our Pastor*

*Dear Friends in Christ,*

*We have now completed our sixth year on the internet and beginning our
seventh year. In 1998 I was impressed to begin this daily devotion and now
after all these years we are reaching the masses. We began with fifteen
names and now we are linked to hundreds of sights including military bases
and just about every country. Thank you for allowing me to come into your
home or office daily. This year we will begin another study and I hope that
you will find it to be rewarding. We will start in Genesis and end in
Revelation. If you should come across any illustrations that will help in
our study please e-mail them to me. I really would like for you to
participate in this daily devotion. I will also keep you up to date with
what I hear from the front. Please remember to send your prayer request and
then your answers to prayer. *

*2Ti 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
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*Thank You and God Bless You,*

*Dr. David N. Smeltz*
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*Daily Scripture Reading through the Bible in one year*

*Jeremiah 23:23-25:28*

*2 Thes.** 2:1-17 (KJV)
*Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and
by our gathering together unto him, [2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind,
or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as
that the day of Christ is at hand. [3] Let no man deceive you by any means:
for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and
that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; [4] Who opposeth and
exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so
that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
[5] Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
[6] And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
[7] For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth
will let, until he be taken out of the way. [8] And then shall that Wicked
be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and
shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: [9] Even him, whose coming
is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
[10] And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
[11] And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie: [12] That they all might be damned who believed not
the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
[13] But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved
of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation
through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: [14]
Whereuntohe called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of
our Lord Jesus
Christ. [15] Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which
ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. [16] Now our Lord
Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and
hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, [17]
Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

*Psalm 84:1-12 (KJV)
To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
*How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! [2] My soul longeth, yea,
even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out
for the living God. [3] Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the
swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars,
O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God. [4] Blessed are they that dwell in thy
house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. [5] Blessed is the man whose
strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. [6] Who passing
through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
[7] They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth
before God. [8] O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of
Jacob. Selah. [9] Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine
anointed. [10] For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had
rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of
wickedness. [11] For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give
grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk
uprightly. [12] O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.


*Proverbs 25:15 (KJV)
*By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the
bone.
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*Devotional *

Facing Problems

(1 CORINTHIANS. 1:4–17)

Shakespeare portrays Lady Mac Beth, a conspirator in the murder of her king,
compulsively washing her hands again and again. She feels that a spot of the
king's blood has been splashed on her hand, and it rivets her attention.
Often we Christians respond a little like Lady Mac Beth when we discover
problems in our church or home. We almost compulsively focus on the problem,
talking about it constantly, going over each detail again and again. Like
the dear lady, we feel deep frustration, and the more we talk, the more
serious the problem appears.
I'm not suggesting that you or I should avoid facing problems. Not at
all.We should look honestly at things that need to be corrected, in
our personal
lives, in our families, and in our churches. But we should look at them
positively. We should look at them confidently, in the full assurance that
we can resolve them successfully.
In his Letter to the Corinthians Paul expressed confidence before he even
mentioned the first problem.

►The Corinthians had been enriched by God's grace (vv. 4–6).

►They had been enabled with a full complement of spiritual gifts (v. 7).

►They had been strengthened by fellowship with Jesus Christ (vv. 8–9).

Because of these matchless resources Paul was sure that the Corinthians
could face and overcome their many problems.
Think about it.

►Only after the Corinthians had been reminded of their resources in Christ
(vv. 4–9),

► Did Paul go on to discuss the problem (vv. 10–17).


What a pattern for us to follow. Let's count up our spiritual assets in
Christ. Then let's face our problems honestly, in the complete confidence
that together we can resolve them in His strength.

*Personal Application
*Looking to Jesus first gives perspective on our problems.

*Quotable
*"It is called the community of the saints because they have fellowship in
holy things, yea, in those things whereby they are sanctified, that is in
the Father and the Son, who Himself sanctified them with all that He had
given them. Thus everything serveth to the betterment and building up of
one's neighbor and to the praise and glory of God the Father."
*Menno Simmons*
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*Today's Illustration*

*What Is Faithfulness?
*A shepherd once came to the city of Edinburgh from the country. He had his
small obedient dog with him. While there, the man died and was buried. That
little dog lay upon its master's grave-not for a day, a week, or a month,
but for 12 years. Every day at one o'clock a gun was fired in the castle of
Edinburgh. When the gun was fired the dog would run to the local baker who
gave it food and water. Then back to the grave it would go. This continued
till the dog died 12 years later. That was faithfulness!
A man threw a goose, which had been run over and crushed by a car, into an
oil drum. For seven years the gander, that goose's mate, never went more
than ten feet away from that oil drum. That was faithfulness!
George Mueller prayed for 52 years for a certain man to come to Christ. A
pastor visited an elderly man 21 times before being admitted, but then he
befriended the man and led him to Christ. That was faithfulness!
A Welsh postman had the British Empire Medal conferred upon him by Queen
Elizabeth; he had not missed a day's service in 43 years. Paul Dhrlick, the
chemist, performed 605 unsuccessful experiments; the 606th was a success!
Thomas Edison made 18,000 experiments before he perfected the arc light.
After experiencing 50 failures on another project he said, "I have found 50
ways it cannot be done!" That was faithfulness!
During the Korean War a man buried himself in the muck and mud of a pig sty
(except for his nose and mouth so he could breathe) for eight days and
nights rather than betray his buddies and surrender to the enemy. That was
faithfulness!
Are you not glad that Jesus was faithful in dying for us and that He now
lives and is faithful to care for us? God grant us grace to be faithful!

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*Children Born out of wedlock*

*The Norm or the New Morality*

*By Dr. Dave Smeltz*

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*Marital status:*

[image: bullet graphic]The pregnancy rate for married women declined 12
percent from 1990 through 1996-97, but has increased slightly since then;

[image: bullet graphic]The pregnancy rate for unmarried women has
continuously declined through the 1990s;

[image: bullet graphic]The abortion rate dropped by about 25 percent for
both married and unmarried women through the 1990s;

[image: bullet graphic]*The birth rate for unmarried women is about half the
rate of married women;*

[image: bullet graphic]The abortion rate for unmarried women is over four
times higher than that of married women;

[image: bullet graphic]Looking at pregnancies among married women, three out
of four ended in a live birth in 1999, and 7 percent ended in abortion;

[image: bullet graphic]Among unmarried women about half the pregnancies
ended in a live birth while about 40 percent ended in abortion. In 1990
pregnancies among unmarried women were more likely to end in abortion than
in a live birth.

Women are having fewer children, yet many children are being born outside of
marriage. In 2000 that amounted to 1,345,000 children. The number of
children under 18 years of age living with two parents has decreased from 88
percent in 1960 to 68 percent in 1997, and child poverty rates have risen.
By 2000, some 20 percent of children were living in poverty. In 1997, 24
percent of all children lived with their mothers only. This is substantially
higher than the 8 percent who did in 1960, and reflects both the increases
in single motherhood and the rising divorce rate. Because working women
still earn substantially less than their male counterparts, and are less
likely to be promoted, a rise in female-headed households means that more
children are being raised in poverty. A minority of children lived with
their fathers only, but again this rate has substantially increased. In
1960, 1 percent of children lived with their fathers only, 37 years later
this quadrupled to 4 percent. Another 4 percent lived elsewhere, either with
grandparents or other relatives. Large numbers of American children,
815,000, lived with non-relatives in 1997, mostly in foster care. In 2000,
83 percent of children living with a single parent lived with their mothers
and 17 percent with their fathers. While the majority of children live with
two parents, that percentage has been shrinking.

The above facts I found on the internet under vital statistics. Are we in
America becoming an amoral society? I am afraid we are following the
footsteps of Rome before its fall. Even in the Bible in the book of Ezekiel
we find that Israel continued in its sin until God responded with allowing
the ruthless Babylon to almost destroy the nation. Could it be that the many
acts of nature that we are seeing is God's response to a world that has lost
its respect for Him? America has always set the example for Godliness with
its Christian witness. Now this light that once was bright is becoming
dimmer as we fall further into sin and separate ourselves from the
Judo-Christians ethics we find in the Word of God. Abortion, homosexuality,
loose living, giving in marriage-family values have been declining and
statistics are showing that the values that we once stood for are becoming
the past and a new morality is being established. The new generation that is
promoted by Hollywood is now not a thing of tomorrow but is of today. What
we once watched on the television twenty years ago was considered future is
now here. As a pastor, I am dealing with more people living together and
having children out of wedlock than in all of the thirty plus years I have
been in the ministry. It is hard to believe that young girls and boys are
having pre-marital sex as young as ten and eleven years old. It seems to be
the goal of the young person to have sex. The use of condoms distributed by
Planned Parenthood and parents giving birth control to their daughters has
helped to decrease the number of pregnancies with teenagers but it has not
helped with the venereal disease that is overwhelming among the youth. Where
you have both parents working you find children are making major decisions
at an early age. The youth of today are very outspoken and demanding because
they lack the leadership of parents who are too busy working trying to
provide for the family. The local educator hands are tied by the ACLU and
limits on discipline. Families are afraid to discipline there child for fear
of Social Service will intervene and place the child in foster care. As a
pastor, and educator I am seeing more unruly children today than at any
other time in my life. Parents have come to me and asked, "Pastor what can I
do, I am afraid my child is going to get into trouble and I cannot control
them." With the cost of living going up and new regulations and a new
morality I fear where we will be in ten years. I remember when I was about
twelve years old I went to see a movie that I believe was called "In the
year 2010". The movie portrayed a generation of people who were left over
after a horrendous war that destroyed two-thirds of the earth. These people
were totally out of control. What is so interesting is that the vast
majority were tattooed over the majority of their bodies and they were
killing one another to survive. What parents and grandparents once thought
was so wrong has today become the now and is accepted by society. The
generation that I grew up in was known as the Love Child generation, a
generation of rebellion due to the Vietnam War and a generation of free love
and lack of respect for God and family values. Could it be that we have
produced a generation of children so rebellious and so opinionated that they
will destroy themselves among themselves? Could it be that as Christians we
are seeing the end of times and the ushering in of the Second Coming of
Christ.* 2Ti 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times
shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without
natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce,
despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of
pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying
the power thereof: from such turn away. *

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*The information contained in this document is an compilation of materials
and points gathered by the writer. *
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