Seasonal Devotionals

New Season Church of Ventura

Connect with God

“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:12 (NIV) There is no escape – and that’s a good thing! We see so much promise in the first two lines of this scripture.He

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New Season Church of Ventura

Prayer is Important

“Now you understand that I have imparted to you my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will harm you as you walk in this authority.”  Luke 10:19 (TPT) Sometimes wars were fought to obtain certain rights and establish certain

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Who is Listening?

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” Acts 16:25 (NIV) Prayer has many personal aspects as we acknowledge and communicate with our Father.  Praising Asking Sharing Seeking Listening We usually close our eyes when we pray. We might pray on our own or with other

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Thirst for the Lord

“Yes, and I’m the One who stopped the rains three months short of harvest. I’d make it rain on one village but not on another. I’d make it rain on one field but not on another—and that one would dry up. People would stagger from village to village crazed for water and never quenching their

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You are Forgiven, You are Redeemed

“He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.” Psalm 102:17 (NIV) We might realize we need to come to the Lord when we’re at our lowest point, but we’re fearful of confessing and exposing our sin. We feel we’re disappointing God with our poor attitude or unrighteous behavior. But

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God is NOT the Spirit of Confusion

“Therefore,” says the Lord, “I am against these prophets who steal messages from each other and claim they are from me. I am against these smooth-tongued prophets who say, ‘This prophecy is from the Lord!’ I am against these false prophets. Their imaginary dreams are flagrant lies that lead my people into sin. I did

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The Glory of God

When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple. The priests could not enter the temple of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled it. When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the Lord above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their

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No Fear, God is Here

In the times we live today it seems as though nothing is getting better. Lord, where is that light at the end of the tunnel?  So many emotions are bubbling up when we have no control of situations and circumstances. It’s real and personal… I get it. But, as we continue to follow our Lord

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Blessed are the Merciful

“Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid

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Home Sweet Home – Pastor Rafael Returns From Spain

Hello everybody! Traveling is amazing, adventures are great, and seeing a different country is very special. But it sure is wonderful to be home. There is truly no place like home. When Jesus gave His last speech to the disciples in Chapter 1 of Acts, I’m positive that He was glad to be heading home.

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WE CHOOSE JESUS!

“… how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house. “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Matthew 12:29-30 (NIV) Haven’t you always found that the relationship with

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Jesus + People

“Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Doesn’t she light a lamp, sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell

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