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Charlyne Cares is a daily reminder that God cares and that we care about your marriage. Each morning Charlyne sends a devotional and Bob does a Prodigal Perspective on Tuesdays. These come from someone who has experienced the tragedy of divorce and the triumph of a family restored by God speaking to Charlyne's heart not to give up on their marriage after she divorced Bob.

Today's Charlyne Cares Devotional

Sunday, July 5, 2015

HIS BLOOD –
FREED US FROM SIN
 
…To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood.  Revelation 1:5
 
Do you believe and know the power of your Lord’s Blood? He shed His Blood at Calvary for you and I to be saved and to receive the gift of forgiveness for our sins. That is how much God loves you! He sent His only Son to die on the cross to pay the price for our salvation. That is why you and I are praying for your spouse and all prodigals to call on the Name of Jesus, to repent, be saved, be filled with the Holy Spirit and then be able to say “No” to their sin, especially on this Lord’s Day.
 

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.  Ephesians 2:13
 
So many husbands and wives have their marriages die because of their lack of knowledge of God’s Word. (Hosea 4:6) We pray that our daily devotionals will help you grow in wisdom, knowledge, understanding and discernment so the Lord will change you to become the husband/wife, the father/mother and Christian that the Lord wants you to be. You must choose to turn from the temptations of the world and choose to pick up your cross and follow your Lord Jesus Christ to help spread the Gospel daily. God hates divorce. I pray you will join with me every week to pray for a revival around the world to heal hurting and dead marriages. Nothing is too hard for God! Yes, nothing! Do you believe? 
 

…who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.  1 Peter 1:2
 
Do you have a husband or wife or a prodigal child who have chosen to live contrary to God’s commands? Go to Exodus, Chapter 20, and read the Ten Commandments. Now remember and know the importance of living a Christ-like lifestyle. Never forget the Ten Commandments were written by the finger of God!
 

When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.  Exodus 31:18
 
In the Old Testament, we learn about the power of the blood by the sacrifice of the lamb. Today during your devotion time, read in Exodus, Chapter 12, about God passing over all the Israelites’ houses that had blood on the sides and tops of the doorframes, protecting them from the destructive plague that was going to strike Egypt. 
 

When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down. Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants.  Exodus 12:23-24
 
I learned this truth when I started standing many years ago and I still put the Armor of God on myself and our family members. Then I pray the Blood of Jesus over us, a wall of fire around us and the wall of protection around us every day.
 
You must know who you are in Christ. The enemy may plan to cause confusion or trials in your life, but remember to use your weapons and know that you serve the King of Kings. Yes, Satan talked to God about Job, but in the end Job was blessed. Job prayed for his friends and the Lord made him prosperous in the end and gave him twice as much as he had before! (Job 42:10)
 

“…For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…”  Revelation 12:10b-11a
 
My prayer is that you will learn to walk in faith, trusting and knowing the love of the Lord every day. God loves you and your family and wants what is best as He created marriage and said: 
 

For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.  Genesis 2:24
 
I hope this week you will read the book of 1 John which has only five small chapters. Bob loved the book of 1 John and I believe when you read it, you will be blessed. There are many powerful verses that you need to read and memorize on your spiritual journey.
 
Do you know how many people around the world do not feel loved by their husband or wife? Many of these husbands and wives today, instead of working on their marriage, choose to start living in sexual immorality and calling that love. Remember that sexual sin is a counterfeit to what God calls love. Never forget that God created marriage to be for a husband and wife and He has given us a manual to help us through our marriage problems. That manual is the Bible. This Lord’s Day, may we continue to fight against the enemy who is out to steal, kill and destroy marriages. But the Lord came and revealed that He is the true light.
 

This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of  Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.  1 John 1:5-9
 
May you and I never forget what we were like before we accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of our lives. We were all sinners, and it is only by God’s grace that we have been saved. One of our main goals in this ministry is that you will turn your life over to your Lord, grow in the Word, and pray fervently that your spouse, children and loved ones will accept Jesus Christ. What a day of victory that will be in Heaven!
 

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”  Luke 15:7

God bless,

Charlyne Steinkamp
Rejoice Marriage Ministries, Inc.

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