There’s nothing like starting your day with a fresh Word. 
I hope that Sozo Today will be a source of inspiration and
rejuvenation for your soul and spirit.

...Blessings -Johnny Jones

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THE ADVOCATE
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WHERE THE LOVE IS
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DOUBLE TRUSTED
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NOW I SEE
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HIS VALUED TREASURE
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TRUTH SPEAKING TRUTH
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AS MUCH AS YOU WANT
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FROM DEATH TO LIFE
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THE BEST FOR LAST
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AS A CHILD OF GOD

THE ADVOCATE

“And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you.” John 14:16  Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “Advocate” as one who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group. The Greek dictionary defines “Advocate” as the Holy Spirit who would lead the followers of Jesus to a deeper knowledge of the gospel truth and give them the divine strength needed to enable them. Just before Jesus was to endure the crucifixion and then return to the Father, He tried to prepare His disciples by informing them of the things about[…]

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WHERE THE LOVE IS

“Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:35 The pop group, The Black Eyed Peas, released one of their first songs back in 2003. The song, with its title posing a question, “Where is the Love?”, quickly became a chart topper.  Part of the chorus stands out as it is actually a prayer… “Father, Father, Father help us Send some guidance from above ‘Cause people got me, got me questioning (Where’s the love).” This valid question is still being asked by many throughout the world today. The good news is the[…]

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DOUBLE TRUSTED

“Jesus shouted to the crowds, ‘If you trust me, you are trusting not only me, but also God who sent me’.” John 12:44  After completing her training, my daughter recently stepped into her new career and was ready for a car trade up. There was a particular style and brand she was looking for, so after doing some online research, we found just what she wanted right here in our area at a dealership that’s been around for decades and has a great reputation. As my wife and I were helping her walk through the process, we knew that getting a[…]

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NOW I SEE

“But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!” John 9:25b Blind from birth. He had never seen his parents, his friends, the beautiful surroundings in which he lived, or anything else. The young man described in John chapter nine had never seen a single thing, until he saw Jesus. The very first thing his eyes ever focused on was the Lord Jesus Himself, and even then, he didn’t know who Jesus was. When brought before the temple rulers and aggressively questioned, he replied, speaking of Jesus, “I think he must be a prophet.” In John 9:35-38,[…]

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HIS VALUED TREASURE

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12  The first few verses of Habakkuk 1 read like they were ripped from a current news story. It describes chaos, calamity, and a world and society gone crazy, filled with all kinds of evil. And, in the midst of it all Habakkuk asks the Lord, “How long will this go on?” The Lords reply is found in Habakkuk 1:5 which says, “The Lord replied, “Look[…]

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TRUTH SPEAKING TRUTH

“Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart’.” John 7:38  Can you imagine how powerful it must have been to hear “The Truth” speaking the Truth with such passion and conviction? In John 14:6, Jesus is revealed as “The Truth” saying, “Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me’.” And we know that everything that came from Jesus’s mouth was indeed the truth. In fact, John 7:16 says, “So Jesus told them,[…]

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AS MUCH AS YOU WANT

“Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.” John 6:11  Can you imagine the scene? There they were, gathered along a Galilean hillside as far as the eye could see. So many, in fact, that just the men alone numbered about 5,000. When you add in the women and children, some believe it could have been upwards of twenty thousand people. All those folks coming out to hear the words of Jesus. Why? Because they were hungry. Yes, we know how the story[…]

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FROM DEATH TO LIFE

“I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.” John 5:24  “They took my 30’s, my 40’s and my 50’s, but they could not take my joy.” These words were spoken from the mouth of Anthony Ray Hinton after his release from prison, where he had spent 32 years awaiting execution. Mr. Hinton had been wrongfully accused of a murder he did not commit, and had it not been for the[…]

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THE BEST FOR LAST

“But his mother told the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you’.” John 2:5  As I edge closer to another birthday, I often think about the rest of my life, and in doing so, a certain thought often hits me. That thought is this – if I am fortunate enough to live to my 80’s or even 90’s, that’s still less time than I’ve already lived. So, even if that were to happen, I could certainly say I’m in my “second half.” Like most folks, I didn’t think much about the brevity of life in my teens, twenty’s or thirty’s, but[…]

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AS A CHILD OF GOD

“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12 Blind Bartimaeus, as he was known to many, didn’t even have his own name. The word “bar” means “son of.” So, the name Bartimaeus simply means the “son of Timaeus.” That doesn’t seem so bad at first glance, except for the fact the name Timaeus means “unclean.” And that’s exactly what life was like for Bartimaeus as he sat beside the dusty road that led in and out of Jericho. Yet one encounter with Jesus, on a Judean afternoon, changed[…]

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