Tuesday, May 26, 2020

KING OF KINGS

Today’s Reading: Revelation 19 

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The Yad Lashiryon Memorial at Latrun is the Armored Corps’ Memorial Site. The memorial is surrounded by tanks used and captured in Israeli wars. The centrepiece of the Armored Corps is the Wall of Names on which are inscribed the names of all 4,965 fallen soldiers of the Armored Corps from all of modern Israel’s wars. This location is also the site of the Biblical battles of Joshua against the Amorite kings; in the book of Joshua it says: “Sun, stand still upon Giv’on; and moon, in the valley of Ayalon” (Joshua 10:12). In today’s reading we find that the warrior King, Prince of Peace, has a Name written which “No one knew except Himself!” Let us not forget that Jesus was born and lived as a Jew, and that all His disciples and thousands of the early church believers were all Jewish.

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Key Verse: Revelation 19:10c

For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

 

Jim and Kathy Cantelon write today’s 100 Words segment (originally published in Crossroads’ Day Unto Day devotional series)…

Chapter 19 opens with two hymns. One is sung by “great multitude[s] in heaven” praising God for the destruction of “the great prostitute” (verses 1-5). The other is also sung by “a great multitude” to the “Lamb…and His bride” (verses 6-10). Then, after the angelic guide proclaims that “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (verse 10c), the chapter describes the Christ of the Last Days.

John sees Him as a Rider on a “white horse” and His name is “Faithful and True.” His robe is “dipped in blood” and the name that emerges (as John looks at the robe) is “Word of God.” He makes war with “justice” as His motive, and He “strikes down the nations.” His warfare is marked with an intimidating and irresistible “fury” that has its source in “the wrath of God Almighty.” His name is even more than “Faithful and true” and “Word of God” – it is “King of kings and Lord of lords” (verses 11-16).

The chapter concludes with the beast and the false prophet being “thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur” (verse 20). The kings of the earth and all their armies who dared to war against the Lamb in the battle “are killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse” (verse 21).

Jesus the Lamb is Jesus the King. He is Lord of lords, and all power and authority belong to Him. No one, not even the beast, can resist His fury. But everyone whose name is written in the Book of Life will rest in His Love.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Almighty God, I pray for the grace of New Testament prophecy. May I faithfully tell others of “The testimony of Jesus!” Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. The golden rule of understanding the Bible is to “Let the Bible interpret the Bible!” Today’s key verse is an example of that. The Apostle Peter preached on the birthday of the Church, the day of Pentecost, from a text found in Joel 2:28-29. When the 120 believers were filled with the Holy Spirit, they spilled out onto the streets of Jerusalem speaking about “the wonderful works of God” in the languages which the people, who had gathered from all over the world, could understand. This was “the spirit of prophecy!” Peter answered the question, “Whatever could this mean?” Your sons, daughters, young men, old men, male and female servants will have God’s Spirit poured out on them and “they shall prophesy!” The primary and continual sign of keeping filled with God’s Spirit is “Prophecy!” I’ll repeat this again for emphasis. The ongoing evidence of being filled with God’s Spirit is to consistently witness to others of the Person and work of Jesus. Let no one claim to be filled with God’s Spirit if they do not consistently testify of Jesus so that “Whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved!” (Read Acts 2:1-24 as the first example of the true nature of New Testament prophecy). Jesus is “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!!!” Here was Peter, who, just 50 days earlier, denied Jesus three times. He could not even witness to a waitress who suggested that she saw him in Jesus’ company. Now he is bold, fearless, and very public in giving “The testimony of Jesus!”

Yours for winning the whole world to the One called “Faithful and True,” Who will come “clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called, ‘The Word of God!'” Revelation 19:13),

David

Here are some of the names of fallen Jewish Israeli soldiers at the Yad Lashiryon Memorial. These people died in fulfillment of the many prophecies of the Bible predicting the establishment of a state called Israel once again in preparation for the rule of the Messiah. The Bible says that Jesus, the Messiah, is coming again and that He “made peace through the blood of His cross” (Colossians 1:20b). The battle in which Jesus gave His life for our “Peace” was fought and won through the resurrection out from among the dead. Let us make His Name known to the whole world!

18 thoughts on “Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  1. When we get to heaven, fellow saints in the Lord, we will seep in the presence of God’s almighty unadulturated 100% pure love. 💜 Oh, what an unbelievable joy that will be! Just thinking of it fills my heart with the breath of the Holy Spirit. To sense how divine that will be and soaking in the thought of it, is a hallelujah moment! May His love, peace, joy and strength comfort each of you, today. For oh, how He loves us, so! Amen!

    Those who trust in God are like Zion Mountain:
    Nothing can move it, a rock-solid mountain you can always depend on.
    Mountains encircle Jerusalem, and God encircles his people—
    always has and always will. Psalm 125:1-2 MSG

    The Canadian Tenors – Hallelujah “Live”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpxsJ-_vdPU

      • Thanks for the beautiful poem Lynda. I will try to find it and post in on Facebook.
        Sorry I missed praying for the vote that Ger wrote about . Hope it went in the right direction.
        God Bless each and everyone. Eleanor M

  2. Found this lovely poem while cruising around the Net. Have a beautiful day dear saints.
    This poem by Russell Kelfer:

    You are who you are for a reason.
    You’re part of an intricate plan.
    You’re a precious and perfect unique design,
    Called God’s special woman or man.
    You look like you look for a reason.
    Our God made no mistake.
    He knit you together within the womb,
    You’re just what He wanted to make.
    The parents you had were the ones He chose,
    And no matter how you may feel,
    They were custom-designed with God’s plan in mind,
    And they bear the Master’s seal.
    No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
    And God wept that it hurt you so;
    But it was allowed to shape your heart
    So that into His likeness you’d grow.
    You are who you are for a reason,
    You’ve been formed by the Master’s rod.
    You are who you are, Beloved,
    Because there is a God!

    Praying for ALL of God’s soldiers.

    • A very beautiful and true poem, Lynda! Thank you for sharing this. Also your uplifting words this morning, Beverlee. We are indeed blessed on this blog by the dear Mainse family as well as so many insightful and inspiring poems, songs, prayer and words of wisdom by many on here. I am grateful and thankful for all I have received through 100 Words each day.

    • Thanks Lynda for posting such a lovely poem for us. And thank you Russell Kelfer for inspiring us with such timely words. God bless you!

  3. Love that poem you posted Lynda. So encouraging when we are discouraged at our lot. Please pray for the NB legislature today that they will vote against Bill 11 which is an acknowledgement of vaccination mandates. They are meeting at 12:30pm. Blessings!

  4. Oh Jesus…..looking forward to Your return. Open the eyes and understanding of people everywhere. You said You would pour out Your Spirit on all flesh. Thank You Lord. Glorify Yourself in all the earth. Amen. And Father be in the legislature in NB today speaking to and through Your leaders to take the righteous step to open the plan of Your direction. Thank You Father in Jesus Name Amen

  5. I am in favour of vaccinations, when I was a child I received all my shots that were given to all children and my parents also; I made sure my children were up to date with their shots, I believe in these shots…..thank you Lord for this prayer line;
    prayer of thanks for Ben who found his truck, it is now a piece of junk; those who do this evil to others will have to answer to God; pray that Ben can forgive and move on; Thank you Lord in Jesus Name we Pray amen amen amen

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