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The Hour Is Come

“These things spake Jesus; and lifting up his eyes to heaven, he said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that the Son may glorify thee” (John 17:1).

The seventeenth chapter of the gospel of John is the Lord’s prayer before His crucifixion. Jesus knows that it is His time, for He says, “The hour is come.” Many times during His ministry He has spoken of His hour. Now it is here.


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Fasting And Spiritual Discipline

“All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything” (1 Cor 6:12).

When was the last time you gave up something that you liked as a form of discipline for your spiritual life? The Bible describes this as fasting. Fasting is not just a loss of appetite because you are grieving, or because you are sick. Fasting is a choice a person makes to focus on spiritual issues.


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Continuing Education

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being My priest” (Hosea 4:6).
The Spirit through the writer of Hebrews admonishes the original readers of that epistle and of course everyone who hasn’t continued learning God’s word. “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food” (Hebrews 5:12).

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