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The Church of the Open Bible of Cherryfield, Maine's Devotional Blog
Saturday, 24 July 2010














Read John 10:30

Read also John 1. In it you will read that Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh. Huh? Well, it’s true, and I pray that the Holy Spirit give you His understanding on the matter, if He has not already. See, in the beginning was God, His Word and His Spirit. God was One. But after Adam sinned leaving us an inheritance of sin nature, and it’s consequences of physical death, eternal separation from holy God, and Hell, God needed a qualified one to exchange places with us that we could be redeemed or saved from our condition. There was no one but Himself, so He by way of His Spirit planted His Word in the womb of a virgin harvesting our Redeemer, Savior, and Lord, Jesus -- who is the Christ -- of Nazareth. Qualified because He is 100% Human and 100% God. Qualified because His father being God, He did not inherit sin nature and it’s consequences, and as a result lived a sinless life, then exchanged places with us by dying on the cross, but then was raised to life again on the third day by the Holy Spirit of God. The result is that we are saved who believe and follow Him. And God the Father is still One with His Word though He be made flesh.

Posted by cherryfieldcob at 8:54 AM EDT
Friday, 23 July 2010


Read Matthew 28:19

The Trinity. A really confusing subject for me, once upon a time. Until the Lord simplified it for me with a couple of analogies. I pray that they bless you as well. The first: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit is literally God, His Word, and His Spirit. We are human beings. Within us is a spirit. We speak words. The knowledge of this causes no one to mistake an individual for three people. The second illustration has to do with the function of these three whole parts of Almighty God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are as a Producer, Director, and Actor (or for you business professionals perhaps an Entrepreneur, Manager, and Technician). God the Father conceiving thoughts or ideas that God the Son (who is God’s Word) expresses or conveys that the Holy Spirit of God acts out or performs; does. Read also Genesis 1. The One True God we serve is just that; One, not three, but because of the very distinct and significant roles that each whole part of Himself plays in our lives, the Lord reveals each one to our hearts with great detail that we may understand to the degree that we need to, in order to live in oneness with Him.

Posted by cherryfieldcob at 9:53 AM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 24 July 2010 8:53 AM EDT
Thursday, 22 July 2010


Read John 17:3

Some are confused by the fact that it seems that God has so many names. But it is not so much that He has so many names as it is that it takes many words to describe Him. One doesn’t understand just how many until they begin to spend quality time with Him daily. See, the “know” that we are talking about is the same know used in Genesis, when the Bible tells us that Adam and Eve came together in oneness of body and conceived children. Our getting to know God is our becoming one with Him Spiritually, being committed to Him ... married to Him Spiritually. And the Lord has likened Reverence or Worship as a Spiritual Honeymoon, where we take off the masks that we wear for the world and come to God Spiritually Naked (in spirit and truth), and He meets our honesty by revealing the hidden truths of Himself to us; the depths of who He is layer by layer each time we come. We meet our Provider. We meet our Peace. We meet our Healer. We meet our Savior. We meet our Protector. We meet our Safe House. We meet our Father. We meet our Teacher. We meet our Best Friend. And we gain confidence from the knowledge that with Him we are one.

Posted by cherryfieldcob at 8:18 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 23 July 2010 9:53 AM EDT
Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Read 1 Samuel 16:10-13

A child’s thoughts on who they are or will be and what they can accomplish or not is placed within them by their parental figures. In like manner, as we sit in the presence of Almighty God, we learn the purpose of our design. We are taught who we really are by the One who truly created us. So, perhaps my mother called me stupid until I believed her. In the presence of God, I discovered that I was really a genius, and that everyone can be if we just listen to the voice of the One who sincerely knows it all. And maybe I was told that I was ugly all of my life. At the feet of Jesus, I saw myself for the first time in a mirror that was not distorted. I saw how I look more like my Heavenly Daddy daily, and understand there to be no greater beauty than His. Rape and molestation survivors struggle with feelings of being unclean and impure. But when victims come to Jesus, they become victors in Christ Jesus, because He bore it all on that cross, so we would not have to. The result is we are made clean and pure, without spot or blemish, because we have been washed by His blood that was shed for that exact purpose. The purpose of the design of the only begotten Son of God: 2 save us.

Posted by cherryfieldcob at 9:13 AM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 22 July 2010 8:18 AM EDT
Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Read 1 Samuel 16:10-13

Who do we think we are? The truth is that we need to seek God, not only to learn who He really is, but to truly get to know ourselves: the good, the bad ... and the ugly. Be encouraged, however, because success stories always follow a nasty before picture. And no one ever had a more accurate photographer than the Lord.

As I learned that God is my Father, it was revealed that I am His child.

As I came to understand that God is my Savior, I knew that I was a sinner.

As I began to comprehend His strength, I became painfully aware of my weaknesses.

And as I experience the sufficiency of His grace, I find rest in the wholeness, the completion, the wellness of me in Him.

Posted by cherryfieldcob at 3:11 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 21 July 2010 9:13 AM EDT


Read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

In the book of Psalms there is an interwoven pattern of Reverence, Praise and Thanksgiving found throughout each chapter. Reverence too is made up of three: Seeking Him, Knowing Him, and Loving Him. We will begin today Seeking Him. Read  2 Chronicles 7:14 and Matthew 7:7-11. How does one seek an omnipresent God, who is everywhere at the same time including all time? Better still, how does one miss Him, when He is always there? While some don’t want Christ at all, others are not yet ready to surrender all to Him. Though in Matthew 19:29-30 and Luke 18:29-30, Jesus promises to restore to us even more than what we give up to follow Him, we tend to hold onto certain areas feeling that we can do more or better with that area than the One True omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient God...   

Posted by cherryfieldcob at 1:08 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 20 July 2010 3:10 PM EDT

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