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Dear Bros in Christ

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Brothers in Christ, this monthly devotional is sent and meant to be an encouragement to all and to build up and edify in the Lord Jesus Christ. Oikodome means "Builder". The Lord has put this on my heart to send out a monthly Iron Man Oikodome {oy-kod-om-ay'} to build up and encourage the men who love and follow Jesus Christ in their walk with Him. Hebrews 3:13 "But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness." PRAYER REQUESTS: If you have any prayer requests please send them and I will send them out to the bros for prayer, if privacy is needed I will send in a discreet way.

IRON MAN OIKODOME BOX TOP 027 “…Please, obey the voice of the LORD which I speak to you. So it shall be well with you, and your soul shall live. (Jeremiah 38:20 NKJV)” “SURRENDER” Bros even as Jeremiah laid it all out in the previous verses of this chapter “Thus says the Lord, the God of hosts, the God of Israel…” for king Zedekiah to surrender to the king of Babylon’s princes saying “then your soul shall live; this city shall not be burned with fire, and you and your house shall live” the blessing of this obedience comes in surrendering… So he told him if he obeyed what God was saying he would surely live and also he laid out the consequence of disobedience saying “‘But if you do not surrender to the king of Babylon's princes, then this city shall be given into the hand of the Chaldeans; they shall burn it with fire, and you shall not escape from their hand.' (Jeremiah 38:18 NKJV)" So Zedekiah was greatly afraid that he would be delivered into the hands of the Jews who have defected to the Chaldeans and they might abuse him if he surrendered into their hand. Jeremiah assured him if he surrendered into their hand that surely he would not be delivered into the hands of the defectors. “But Jeremiah said, "They shall not deliver [you]. Please, obey the voice of the LORD which I speak to you. So it shall be well with you, and your soul shall live (Jeremiah 38:20 NKJV).” Even so with these assurances by Jeremiah from the Lord to Zedekiah he would not obey. All God asks each one of us is to surrender, our idols for Him, and our thoughts for His, our souls so that we may live, our hearts for His heart, our will for His will to obey His voice. Bros there is victory in surrendering, some look at surrender as a measure of failure, like being a defeated loser. But I can assure you there is victory in and through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior when we surrender to Him, for the Bible tells me so- it’s Gods Word. Jesus had victory over sin and death and that is all the enemy can hold over our heads- the threat of death and the bondage of sin. But we have the victory over both sin and death through surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ by His blood shed on Calvary for the remission of our sins and His resurrection over death. Obey the voice of God today to do His will that it may be well with you and your soul shall liveamen. Agape,
Daniel Wright Iron Man Oikodome Proverbs 27:17

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