Wednesday, February 9, 2022

GREAT AND MIGHTY THINGS

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 33-34

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In the lower parts of what was the High Priest Caiaphas’ house is a dungeon. This is the area where Jesus would have spent the night after He was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane. In today’s reading, we find Jeremiah is “still shut up in the court of the prison” here in Jerusalem. Above the dungeon, the Church of Saint Peter in Gallicantu (“the cock crowing”) now sits.

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Key Verses: Jeremiah 33:3

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

God spoke the words of our key verse to Jeremiah while he was in prison. Whatever our circumstances, we just need to “call,” then listen and watch! God hears and answers pivotal prayers. The pivotal word, “behold” (33:6), turns our eyes from the judgment we bring upon ourselves to God’s promises of healing, abundance of peace and truth, return, rebuilding, cleansing from sin, joy, praise, honour, goodness and prosperity. It’s no wonder that Jeremiah quotes the often-repeated words of King David, “His mercy endures forever!” The fact is that King Zedekiah is the last of the line of Kings descended from David to reign in Jerusalem until the Roman authority, Governor Pilate, places these words over the head of Jesus as He hung on the cross, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews!” (Matthew 27:27-37). Jesus said to Pilate, “My Kingdom is not of this world; if My Kingdom was of this world then would My servants fight” (John 18:36-38). It is estimated that by the time of the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 A.D., at least half of the people of Jerusalem, and many of the priests, had made Jesus, the Messiah King, their Lord and Saviour.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for grace sufficient to truly repent, so that I consistently do the right thing, not as the leaders of Jerusalem who seemed to repent but then reneged on their decision to free the slaves (Jeremiah 34:8-16). Lord, I sing the chorus, “Keep me true, Lord Jesus. Keep me true. There’s a race that I must run, there are victories to be won. Give me power every hour to be true.” I pray this in and through the Name of the only 100% consistent One, the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Jeremiah 34:22 tells me that, “The host of Heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured.” The inspired-by-God Scriptures, while not a scientific document, when it contains a statement concerning natural science, does not contradict truth. Around 200 B.C. the first textbook on astronomy was written by Hyparchus, a Greek. He claimed that he had counted the stars and there were 850 in total. Some claim that Hyparchus counted 1,022 stars. Of course, 1600 years later, Galileo discovered the stars were numberless. At any rate, when even modern texts are different than the clear statement of fact in the Bible, I take my father’s advice on this. When I came home from a grade seven class and reported that I had been embarrassed in front of my science class by a teacher who mocked me for believing that God created all there is, Dad said, “Just wait, David, you’ll find out that the Bible is right when all the facts are in.” I’m pointing this out with several examples during this two-year journey through the Bible. For example, the Babylonian wise men, advisers to Nebuchadnezzar, believed, according to their records, that we humans, animals, etc., were vermin on the hide of a great giant. In spite of 70 years in captivity in Babylon, the Jewish writers of the Bible never wrote such nonsense. They had God’s revelation of Himself, the Holy Scriptures.

Yours for a wait-and-see approach to current “scientific” texts, which are always changing and in many cases the scientists are at odds with each other,

David

15 thoughts on “Wednesday, February 9, 2022

  1. Father God, thank You that no matter what, Your mercy endures forever. We live in a world dark with sin and deception, yet You are the light that brings Truth, hope and love to people. May Your Word go out freely to all, so people will turn to You and be saved.
    Please help Canada to turn and realize that You have dominion over all this world, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen,Rob.
    God’s thoughts and ways are so far above ours that we can not begin to imagine.Even science seems to agree that there should be much more (dark?) matter out there.Perhaps they are only seeing what God wants them to see,a smoke screen maybe.Only God knows.May God bless
    How Great Is Our God

    Can you count the stars at night
    Or know every angel by name?
    Perhaps when day has lost it’s light
    You can count the days man lived in shame.

    How many grains are upon a beach
    Or drops of rain make a river,
    For can you know what’s beyond reach
    Or how many souls are left to deliver.

    He knows each one of these things,
    He knew each of us before birth
    And He knows what trials each day brings;
    That’s one way to tell what each is worth.

    He and the Father created from naught,
    Every star and world beyond sight,
    Then in six days,created from thought
    This school to show wrong from right.

    He knows every hair on your head,
    He gave the grain you were fed,
    And when you are safe in your bed,
    You can thank He Who died in your stead.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 20-Dec-013

  3. I found the chorus, “Keep Me True, Lord Jesus” in a Google search but I was unable to open it in the blog. The message said the video was unavailable.
    It is such a prayer song. I remember it from Sunday school. Have a great day all.

  4. The freedom convoys in Canada are SUCH a big deal. The words we read, say, and sing should have real meaning.

    God, please keep our land glorious and free… in Jesus’s name, amen

    From the Epoch Times:
    “Canadian Hockey Star: Ottawa Protest Against Mandates ‘Biggest Event’ in Over a Century” https://link.theepochtimes.com/mkt_app/canadian-hockey-star-ottawa-protest-against-mandates-biggest-event-in-over-a-century_4264715.html?utm_source=appan2028330

  5. Praying dear Lord for calm and peace to be restored to our country and within the world. That the protests will come to a quick end and people will find their strength in God and trust in Him, alone. We pray for those negatively affected by the protests dear Lord, and there are many. When not everyone is in agreement, we pray for Your protection and healing and peace within each of us. We need You Lord now, more than ever before. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

    “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31 ESV

    Deep Spirit-Filled Morning Worship Songs | DJ Lifa
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmGWkzmqt64

  6. In the past i had posted a daily prayer from a “Prayer Map of Canada”. I feel led to start this once again.
    For the 9th day of the month:
    1. Pray a prayer of thanksgiving throughout the day for God’s unfailing love, mercy, compassion, faithfulness and provision. (Psalm 100)
    2. Pray that the Lord will lead the Church in finding ways to wisely and effectively respond to pressing social issues. ( 1 Chronicles 12:32)

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