The reference of John Hagee Daily Devotion for 4th December 2023 is ”Romans 11:17”
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE : Romans 11:17
…and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree…
Many people claim a deep affiliation with religion, but they have no relationship with Jesus. Until they are grafted into the True Vine, they face death and the fire of judgment.
To graft a branch into a vine, the vinedresser cuts open the well-rooted, mature vine. In the fresh cut, he places the branch. He then ties the vine and the branch together.
As the vine begins to heal, the sap and nutrients from the root will feed the branch through the wound of the vine. This life-giving flow unites the branch and vine. Eventually, no one will be able to tell that the branch was once separate from the vine.
Before Calvary, we were outside of the covenant of God – a wild olive tree. When Jesus went to the cross, He was wounded for our wrongs, crushed for our evil. The judgment for our sin was placed on Him. He was pierced and broken for us.
But when He cried, “It is finished,” His crucifixion pulled us into the covenant! Because we are grafted into Jesus, the spiritual DNA of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob now flows through us. We are His chosen and redeemed, fed by the richness of the True Vine!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Thanks be to God for grafting you into the True Vine! You are an heir of God and joint heir with Jesus. Praise your Root and Redeemer!
Today’s Bible Reading:
1 John 4:1-21
Psalms & Proverbs
John Hagee Devotional is written by Pastor John Charles Hagee who has served the Lord as a minister of the gospel for over 63 years. He is a fifth-generation pastor and the 47th descendant of his family to serve in the ministry since they immigrated to America in the mid-1700’s. Pastor Hagee is the founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 22,000 active members. Read more.