YOUR DAILY DEVOTION FOR NOVEMBER 9, 2014

CROSS COVER - BLOGRomans 7:24-25 (KJV) (24) O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? (25) I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.  

If we try to live for God in our own strength and abilities, and not by faith, then we are wretched and miserable. Living for God can only be done through faith in Jesus and Him crucified. Paul goes on to tell us, deliverance comes only through faith in Jesus and His death on Calvary. When we try to serve God through our own efforts, then we allow the sin nature to take control, and we have religion instead of salvation, in effect, walking away from God.

(Read 1 Corinthians 15:57)

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About Rev. Allen Smith

Rev. Allen Smith was born in the little town of Neoga, IL in 1951. He was saved at the early age of 12 years, and started preaching when he was just 15. He has been preaching and teaching now for 46 years. He has been a pastor for over 30 years of that time. Rev. Smith has been a featured speaker at camp-meetings and conventions down through the years. In addition, he spent 3 years as president of International Bible College and Seminary in DeSoto, Missouri, where he authored 9 different syllabi for the Seminary. Rev. Smith presently holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Education, a Doctor of Divinity Degree, and a Doctor of Theology Degree and has published several articles, in nationwide religious publications. From October of 1993 until July of 2010, Rev. Smith published a nation-wide Southern Gospel news magazine called SGN Scoops Digital. He is currently the founder and President of Lighthouse International Ministries which is a missionary outreach ministry. Rev. Smith’s first Kindle Edition book titled "Why?: Answering Questions About The Crucifixion" is currently available on Amazon.com. His newest Kindle Edition book, a daily devotional, titled "One Day At A Time" is also available on Amazon.com. Rev. Smith has not slowed down. He is currently writing his third Kindle Edition book, “The Sacrifice: The Only Way To God”.
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