January 23, 2024 – 1/23/2024

23-Being In the Presence of God (+) / Death (-)

Colossians 1:23 (NKJV)  – If indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.


The number twenty-three in my book, Numbers That Preach, says, “It’s the number formed from 10 + 13. In the negative, it’s how God brings His perfect order to men’s rebellion: judgment of death through the Law. In the positive, it’s associated with being in the presence of God.”

Romans 1:28-32 28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting;  29  being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,  30  backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful;  32  who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

If you have missed the mark and need God’s forgiveness to go forward, repent, turn around, and never return to the old. Living a life forward focused on King Jesus and nothing else will help you in your daily walk, but you must choose to die to yourself daily.

DECLARATION: I declare I am in and can never return to what God has brought me out of. I will keep my eyes on King Jesus and die daily to myself.

From My Books: Numbers That Preach and Soul Invasion