Wednesday, October 13, 2021

GOD’S FACE AND FAVOUR!

Today’s Reading: Psalms 79-80

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Date palms flourishing in the Israeli heat of the Jordan Rift Valley.

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Key Verse: Psalm 80:14-15

Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts;

Look down from heaven and see,

And visit this vine

And the vineyard which Your right hand has planted,

And the branch that You made strong for Yourself.

 

Psalm 79 pictures Jerusalem destroyed by surrounding nations. Yet, at the time of Asaph, Jerusalem was in the process of building the Temple. Under David and Solomon they experienced a period of safety and prosperity. Therefore, Asaph was given a prophecy of a time to come when the Babylonians, the Greeks, and the Romans would, at various times, fulfill this prophecy. Approximately one third of the Bible is prophecy. Therefore, we would do well to be aware of what will come on the earth in our future or in the future of our children.

Three times in Psalm 80 we’ve read the prayer, “Restore us, O God!” Our key verse cries out for God’s return and reminds God that He has planted His people as a vineyard. Three times also Asaph prays for God’s face to shine upon them. Without the sunshine, the vineyard cannot be healthy. We need to cry out for God’s favour on our land, repenting for our sins and the sins of the people of this world.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Thank You, Father God, that You have restored me and others in our time by sending “the true Vine,” our Lord Jesus Christ! May I see Your face in Jesus today. I pray for Your continuing grace, Your favour, making Your face to shine upon us all. I ask with faith in the One who said, “I am the true Vine,” Jesus, Himself. Amen!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’ve just read Isaiah 5:1-7. This is a song sung by Isaiah about the vineyard of God’s people hundreds of years after Asaph’s song and just before the fulfillment of Asaph’s prophecy by the army of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. I’ve also read John 15:1-11, where Jesus, the true Vine, shows us the way to live so that, as Jesus said, “Your joy may be full.” The key words are: “Abide in Me (as a branch abides in the vine) and My words abide in you.”

Yours for constantly abiding in Christ and having fullness of joy,

David

19 thoughts on “Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  1. May Your face shine upon us, oh God and may we always carry the reflection of your Glory! Revive us, oh Lord!
    Jesus, help us to always remain in you, the True Vine!

    Wishing everyone a blessed day.

  2. Thank You, Father, for Your people, the faithful ones You have planted throughout this world. May they take root in You and grow, producing good fruit so many, many, many will taste and see that You are good. Be glorified, dear Lord God, throughout all creation, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. This blog is a great way to “stay in Him”.I wrote this about 6 months before I began my bible study here.May God bless:
    Abide In Me

    Abide in Me and I will give you life,
    For if you first seek Me out sincerely
    Then you will share what grows rife,
    In My grace where you are held dearly.

    You are a branch and I am the tree,
    With Me you will know life eternal,
    But if cut off from your life with Me,
    You are doomed to a life infernal.

    So into my open arms you must flee,
    For I love all who seek out my trust,
    To accept the love,abundant and free,
    Instead of greed that turns all to dust.
    G W (Bill) Marshall/ Feb 20, 2013

  4. Saints, please pray for the daughter Candace of Denise in California USA. Candace has been going through trial after trial after trial. Please pray that God will strengthen her hope and let this test become her testimony and this mess become her message. Counting the circumstances as the joy of God to strengthen Candace’s heart and hope–give her a song of praise. Grant favour to every person that comes across her path, that the right doors be opened and the wrong doors be closed. Praying for the Blood of Jesus over Candace. In His precious Name we pray. Amen, amen and amen.

  5. Amen to the prayers above. Yes, Beverlee Kay, I will join in prayers for the Blood of Jesus over Candace, that the Lord be with her and keep her safe through all her life trials. God bless each and every blogger.

  6. Father God, in Jesus Name, may Your Perfect Will & Plan come into the life of Candice. May Your message be a light to a suffering world offering encouragement & love. Amen

  7. Thank you Saints for your prayers for Candace. That prayer request came from her mother Denise on Daily Audio Bible, which I listen to regularly. I typed her prayer request out verbatim. It is wonderful having the Bible read out loud by a soothing voice, then listening to Saints state their prayer requests and praise reports.

    Daily Audio Bible
    https://player.dailyaudiobible.com/member/login

    • Dear Jesus you know Candace and you also know what her situation is. I pray that you will speak into her heart and release her from this situation that she is it. I pray this in agreement with others in your precious Holy Name. Amen

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