Heaven-Ready Saints

October 8, 2020

How to fulfill the Great Commission

“I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that […]
July 13, 2019
Matt McMillen Ministries

What Is the True Meaning of Repent?

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone […]
June 30, 2019

What If You’ve Already Been Changed?

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”  2 Corinthians 5:17 How would you live […]
October 15, 2018

What Is a Christian?

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” See 1 […]
October 13, 2018
Matt McMillen

Confessions of a Hungover Saint

“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ […]
August 25, 2018
Matt McMillen

How Grace Destroyed My Addiction

“For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to […]
August 11, 2018

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits?

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits.”  See Matthew 7:15-16 […]
July 19, 2018

Is “Once Saved Always Saved” True?

“What must I do to be saved?” See Acts 16:30 Once Saved Always Saved is a touchy subject for those who don’t understand what Christ has […]
July 11, 2018

Demonic Possession, Private Prayer Language, and Die to Self

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this […]
July 6, 2018

God Isn’t Trying to Kill Off Your Body

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not […]
May 19, 2018

Why We’ve Never Needed the Ten Commandments

“Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at […]
December 22, 2017

By His Stripes We Are Healed?

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” […]
December 21, 2017

Don’t Hide Any Longer

He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” -Adam, speaking to God, Genesis 3:10 “Hey, is […]
December 18, 2017

Debunking Christian Myths Part 2

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians […]
December 15, 2017

When Praying for Your Enemies Is Hard

“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice” Proverbs 24:17 Let’s all be honest with ourselves, when those […]
December 13, 2017

Why Should I Listen to God?

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” Psalm 32:8 Life […]
December 12, 2017

Who is the Holy Spirit?

“Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows […]
December 9, 2017

Christians Don’t Have Wicked Hearts

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and […]
December 8, 2017

SMILE!

“A glad heart makes a happy face!” See Proverbs 15:13 As believers in Christ, in our hearts, we have been given joy! Joy is a part […]
December 7, 2017

What Is the Unforgivable Sin?

“They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might” 2 Thessalonians 1:9 […]
December 5, 2017

It’s Impossible to Get More of God

“For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 It’s Sunday morning and the worship leader is deep into his […]
November 29, 2017

How to Endure Like Jesus

“For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” See […]
November 28, 2017
Matt McMillen

How’s Your Relationship With Yourself?

“I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself.” 1 Corinthians 4:3 For […]
November 26, 2017

God Wants to Help You with Your Attitude

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” Philippians 2:5 Here are eight thoughts in which we need help from God with our […]
November 23, 2017

Why I’m Thankful for Jesus Christ

“But thanks be to God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 There are many verses in […]
November 22, 2017

How to Change the World as a Christian

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus…” See Colossians 3:17 Have you ever felt […]
November 19, 2017

How to Deal with Your Spiritual Perfection

“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” Colossians […]
November 18, 2017

How to Confront Others in a Healthy Way

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10 Healthy confrontations do not come natural for those of us who have struggled […]
November 17, 2017

What’s the Difference Between Spirit, Soul, and Body?

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not […]
November 15, 2017

How Can I Get Over My Past?

“Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead” See Philippians 3:13 It’s so easy to be ashamed of our past, especially when certain […]
November 13, 2017

Don’t Listen to the Accuser

“For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.” See Revelation 12:10 “Matt, what […]
November 9, 2017

Why Christians Should Not Be Afraid of Hell

“The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of […]
November 8, 2017

What to do During Dormant Seasons of Life

He (Jesus) told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field.  Though it […]
November 6, 2017

Why Should I Forgive Others?

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 Many Christians have forgiveness all wrong. Because of bad […]
November 5, 2017

How to Keep the Commandments of Christ

“And his commands are not burdensome…” See 1 John 5:3 There are 613 commandments, not just ten. The modern church has turned what was meant to […]
November 3, 2017

Why Should I Have Good Behavior?

“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ […]
October 30, 2017

Am I Really Saved?

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you–unless, of course, you fail […]
October 28, 2017

Why Should I Give Up My Addiction?

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not […]
October 26, 2017

You Don’t Owe God Anything

“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” Colossians […]
October 9, 2017

The Truth About Tithing

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 […]
September 1, 2017

Does God Hear My Prayers?

“Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and never give up.” Luke 18:1 Do you ever feel like God doesn’t […]
August 17, 2017
Matt McMillen Ministries

How to Think, Feel, and Act Like God

“Have the same mindset of Christ Jesus.” See Philippians 2:5 The short answer to the title of this devotional is: be yourself. That is, if you are a […]
July 19, 2017

How to Destroy Pride

“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his chest and said, ‘God, have mercy on […]
April 29, 2017

How to Love God by Being Yourself

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18 God wants us to produce good spiritual […]
April 24, 2017

How Is Your Outflow?

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians […]
February 20, 2017

Forgiving Others, Repentance, and Spit

“Come and let us reason together…” See Isaiah 1:18 What does the Bible really have to say about “forgiving others,” “repentance,” and being “spit out of […]
February 11, 2017

How Many Times Should I Forgive Others?

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 In Matthew 18:21 Peter asked Jesus, “How […]
December 12, 2016

Am I Good Enough for God’s Love?

“Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature” See 2 Peter […]
December 8, 2016

Can I Lose My Salvation?

“if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 Fear. This one word controlled my life for many years. So […]
October 4, 2016

When Jesus Asks You to do Dumb Stuff

He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the […]
October 1, 2016

When You Want to Quit Drinking, But Can’t

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~Jesus John 8:32 It always starts out innocently, doesn’t it? We usually don’t plan […]
September 29, 2016

What Makes You Good Enough for God?

“I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the Law, but […]
September 17, 2016

How I Beat Alcoholism

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” ~Jesus John 8:32 I’m in recovery for alcoholism, that is, the flesh’s cravings […]
September 3, 2016

Why I Decided to Quit Drinking

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 The title of this devotional […]
September 2, 2016

Can I be Unborn from God?

Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, “You must be born again.” ~Jesus, John […]
August 23, 2016

How to Kill Your Wife’s Husband

“And the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh” ~Jesus Mark 10:8 Today, August 23, 2016, is my twelve […]
August 9, 2016

What to do When you Feel Far from God

“But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, […]
July 27, 2016

How to Handle a Flood from Hell

“The enemy comes in like a flood.” See Isaiah 59:19 I know the title of this devotional may seem like a downer, but let me explain. […]
July 19, 2016

Do You Even Want to Change Your Life?

When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to […]
July 11, 2016

Why Should I Humble Myself?

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” See James 4:6 Growing up, we are taught to be the best. In grade school, at […]
July 1, 2016

When God Asks You to Do the Unthinkable

“Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, […]
June 6, 2016

How to Defend Yourself as a Christian

“When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy […]
June 3, 2016

Jesus Destroys Bad Relationships

I tell you the truth, Jesus said to them, “No one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake […]
May 29, 2016

Does God Really Love Me?

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” ~Jesus Matthew 10:29 I […]
May 26, 2016

How to Handle Being Lied About

“When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges […]
May 17, 2016

Jesus, a Hometown Hero? Yeah right.

“Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. ‘Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous […]
May 3, 2016

Love My Enemies? NO WAY!

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” ~Jesus Luke 6:27-28 Love my […]
April 29, 2016

Demons Are Real

“The thief (Satan) comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” ~Jesus  John […]
April 13, 2016

Walk by the Spirit to Overcome Sin

“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”  Romans 7:15 One […]
March 24, 2016

How to Take Off Your Masks for God

“With unveiled faces we can see and reflect God’s glory.” See 2 Corinthians 3:18 Some years ago, when the Holy Spirit kept on pestering me about […]
March 18, 2016

How to Overcome Being a Weak Christian

“But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and are saved.” See Hebrews 10:39 I have been […]
March 13, 2016

Is Going to Church Really Necessary?

“Don’t stop meeting together with other believers.” See Hebrews 10:25 “I don’t need church to love God!” This was something I said for a very long […]
March 11, 2016

Learn Your True Identity to Grow Delicious Fruit

“In the same way, the gospel is bearing fruit and growing throughout the whole world—just as it has been doing among you since the day you […]
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