Posted by Jeff Tiemeyer on Apr 28, 2019

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Daily Devotionals


Monday, April 29

John 2:9-10
9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”

If someone so desired, they could dig a lot deep spiritual truth out of this account. There is so much symbolism, foreshadowing, and revelation in what took place at the wedding in Cana. While digging deeper and receiving personal revelation from the Bible is beneficial and needed, if what you’re learning loses it’s practicality is there really any benefit to it at all? Before you take a scripture like this one and begin dissecting it for the purpose of greater theological insight, seek to find out how what you’re gleaning can be used to practically bless those around you. The world today isn’t in need of more information about God, those hungry and lost souls need to know that the Lord is wanting to bless them in personal and practical ways. So before you take this scripture and form the next great theological dissertation on what water becoming wine means on a ‘deep spiritual level’, try focusing on the fact that Jesus cared enough about the people around Him that He made sure that they’re wedding didn’t flop. He kept them from being publicly humiliated. Your lost neighbor will be much more drawn to the practical side of Jesus than they will the symbolic side of Him. How practical is your Christianity to those who you encounter everyday? Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Join us this Saturday, May 4th at 7pm for this month’s Upper Room gathering in the TWBC worship center.
We are going to be focussing the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Whether you’re already Spirit-filled or are in need of some teaching on what receiving this powerful gift is all about you will not want to miss this intimate time as we spend time in the Presence of God together as family.


Tuesday, April 30

John 2:6-7
6 Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.

In the Jewish culture, it was customary for a host to place wash jars at the entrance of an event so that their guests could wash and refresh themselves upon arrival. All of the dust and grit from the journey that had attached itself to them could be removed so that the guests could be comfortable and enjoy the meal and festivities. So, you can imagine how quickly the water in those jars would become dirty. The stone jars that held the water are symbolic of the hearts of people. The issues and trials of life can quickly build up inside of you if you are not careful to change out your water. In the Bible, water is often used to symbolize prayer which is vital in your life because it’s in those times that the Holy Spirit can remove the hurts and pains that you may have picked up throughout the course of a day. As you pray, the Lord can speak life into you to refresh and purify your heart. Through consistent prayer, you can remain a clean and pure vessel is able to help refresh and wash others as well. Ask the the Holy Spirit to cleanse you through the time you spend in prayer with Him today. - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Join us this Saturday, May 4th at 7pm for this month’s Upper Room gathering in the TWBC worship center.
We are going to be focussing the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Whether you’re already Spirit-filled or are in need of some teaching on what receiving this powerful gift is all about you will not want to miss this intimate time as we spend time in the Presence of God together as family.


Wednesday, May 1

John 2:1-3
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”

If you’re like everyone else on planet Earth, you have had things take place in your life that you’re not proud of. In all likelihood, you probably have some of those things in your life right now. This was the case at the wedding Jesus was attending. The groom, who was responsible for making sure that every guest had all they wanted, was out of wine. This was a big deal in that day because the way that a wedding was conducted and celebrated was symbolic of how well the groom was going to take care of his bride. Jesus, upon being approached with this situation, had a choice to make. He could have, at best, simply left because there wasn’t enough wine to go around, or He could have gone and told the master of the ceremony about what had happened. But Jesus, being full of grace and mercy, quietly and miraculously remedied the situation sparing the groom the shame and regret that would have inevitably befallen him. Jesus is offering you the same answer to anything that you may be dealing with in your life. He is not looking to humiliate or defame you in any way, He simply wants to bring you to a place of wholeness and victory. He is already aware of your situation, you simply have to give Him control of it. He wants to set you free from the fear, guilt, and shame that the enemy using to keep you from experiencing the fullness of your life in Christ. He wants you to experience His love and mercy in a new and fresh way. - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Join us this Saturday, May 4th at 7pm for this month’s Upper Room gathering in the TWBC worship center.
We are going to be focussing the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Whether you’re already Spirit-filled or are in need of some teaching on what receiving this powerful gift is all about you will not want to miss this intimate time as we spend time in the Presence of God together as family.


Thursday, May 2

John 2:8-9
8 And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9 When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.”

What a beautiful picture this is. Before Jesus was involved in your life, your heart was full of sin, shame, guilt, and regret. But, upon turning to Him, He spoke life over you, flushed out all of the old shameful things, and filled you with new wine. The things that didn’t belong, that were holding you back and keeping you from being in a right relationship with God were gone and the Holy Spirit now filled your heart. Can you see it, a pure and practical picture of what took place in your life when you were born again and filled with the Spirit of God. But it doesn’t stop there. After you were born again, Jesus presented you to the Father who looks at you through His Son’s blood and now speaks blessing over you. He sees you as the best, as perfect, and complete. You are now born of the Spirit and your Father is well pleased with what He sees. The Son changed you, the Spirit filled you, and the Father approves of you. It doesn’t get any better than that! - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Join us this Saturday, May 4th at 7pm for this month’s Upper Room gathering in the TWBC Worship Center.
We are going to be focussing the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Whether you’re already Spirit-filled or are in need of some teaching on what receiving this powerful gift is all about, you will not want to miss this intimate time as we enjoy the Presence of God together as family.


Friday, May 3

Exodus 6:6-7
6 Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. 7 I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.

If you take the time to look you will see that God’s plan, method, and purpose of redemption has been the same since very beginning. Today’s text is just one of many that prove this point. God saves, delivers, redeems, and glorifies. At your conversion, when you received Him as your Savior, He, at that moment, brought you out of the kingdom of darkness and into His. From that point on you were as ‘saved’ as you could ever be. From there, He begins to delivering you from those things in your life that you had picked up along the way. Those habits, addictions, hurts, and characteristics that don’t line up with Kingdom life that He intends for you to walk in, He begins removing from your life. As those things are being removed He to redeems, or restores, the you that He had made you to be in the first place. As all of this is taking place simultaneously in your life and the new you begins to emerge, He reveals Himself and His glory through the sanctified, delivered, and redeemed life that you’re now experiencing. This may sound like an overwhelming and maybe even impossible process, especially if you’ve been struggling in some areas. But know this, it’s as easy as saying yes to the Holy Spirit when He nudges you and saying no to those things that He convicts you of. Your Father God intends to make Himself and His glory known and He has every intention using you to do it. Continue to lean on and press into Him and you’ll get to enjoy watching yourself grow and flourish into who He’s created you to be. - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Join us this Saturday, May 4th at 7pm for this month’s Upper Room gathering in the TWBC Worship Center.
We are going to be focussing the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Whether you’re already Spirit-filled or are in need of some teaching on what receiving this powerful gift is all about, you will not want to miss this intimate time as we enjoy the Presence of God together as family.


Saturday, May 4

Ephesians 5:27 (The Passion Translation)
All that he does in us is designed to make us a mature church for his pleasure, until we become a source of praise to him—glorious and radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.

Revelation 19:7 (The Passion Translation)
Let us rejoice and exalt him and give him glory, because the wedding celebration of the Lamb has come. And his bride has made herself ready.

When you ask people about the rapture of the church you’ll find that most people have the idea that He’s coming back on a rescue mission. They paint a picture of the Church being overwhelmed by all of the evils in the world and on the brink of annihilation and Jesus swoops in and snatches her from the clutches of defeat just in the knick of time. This is not the bride that the Bible describes Him coming for. The bride that Jesus is expecting and waiting on is mature—glorious and radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw. A bride who has made herself ready. In other words, He’s coming to receive a church that on the offensive, out being the true Body of Christ the world. A bride who has driven the enemy out of her churches and homes, is reaching lost, and has moved beyond division and divisiveness. When He catches her away to join Him at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, He won’t have to take her to get a makeover on the way, she will already be prepared and dressed for the occasion…clothed in His glory. Despite what you may have heard or are currently seeing, His church will become who she is supposed to be and His catching away of her will be amazing. Are you ready? Not are you saved, but are you ready? Are you allowing Him to groom you into the bride that He’s looking for? Jesus is waiting for His Church to make herself ready. - Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff

Join us this Saturday, May 4th at 7pm for this month’s Upper Room gathering in the TWBC Worship Center.
We are going to be focussing the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Whether you’re already Spirit-filled or are in need of some teaching on what receiving this powerful gift is all about, you will not want to miss this intimate time as we enjoy the Presence of God together as family.

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