Thursday, July 23, 2020

A PROPHETIC VOICE

Today’s Reading: Genesis 49-50

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The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

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Key Verse: Genesis 49:10

The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes;
And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.

 

Judah is the name from which the term “Jew” is derived, and all of the descendants of Jacob are now known as Jews. Judah was the fourth son of Jacob. He became the ancestor and a type or picture of Jesus. From his father Jacob, Judah received a prophetic word which can only fit the Person of Jesus. His brothers will praise Him. Verse eight also indicates that He will judge the world (John12:31). Romans 14:10 tells us that, “We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.” Judah is given the names “Lion” and “Shiloh” (peace). Only in Jesus is this fulfilled. Jesus both wins ultimate victory over His enemies and establishes eternal peace. Judah is told that others will bow to him; this prefigures the worship due to Jesus Christ. Jacob goes on to say, “He washed his garments in wine.” Jesus took the wine and said, “This is My blood” (Matthew 26:28). To whom, other than Jesus, could the personal pronouns in the book of Isaiah refer? If you find time, please check this out by reading Isaiah 63:1-3.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I worship You. May I live in Your victory and in Your peace. Thank You for Your blood which cleanses me from all sin (1 John 1:7-9). Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I had the honour of being graduation speaker at Southeastern University in Florida. One of the professors approached me and said that He was teaching religion and they were studying the prophet Isaiah. He went on to say, “Now, if I could only get my students to read Isaiah.” I suggested a mandatory assignment which would be graded upon completion. I said, “Require them to identify every personal pronoun in Isaiah and try to find any person who ever lived whose name could replace those pronouns.” Some months later, he communicated to me that they did this and the only name they could come up with was “Jesus.” God willing, when we arrive in the book of Isaiah, I’ll tell you about the Regina, Saskatchewan, Jewish M.D. who became a believer in Jesus as a result of an hour I spent with him going through the personal pronouns in Isaiah. Tomorrow, God willing, we jump into the Gospel of Mark. Please do your best to encourage your friends to follow along with us in this daily blog.

Yours to exalt Jesus together,

David

12 thoughts on “Thursday, July 23, 2020

  1. One of my favourite books of the old testament, teaching the most incredible mercy. “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” If only we didn’t get so emotionally wrapped up when others did us wrong but rather rely on the Lord for strength and security. Surely we could grow as God’s children and extend the same love that Joseph gave to his brothers. Look forward to the book of Mark, tomorrow. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    “Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 ESV

    Give and it Will Come Back to You, Ron Kenoly
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOJ4nHW1j4k

  2. Dear Lord God, thank You for Your kindness, mercy, and altogether rightness. Your ways are good and when we follow them, goodness and mercy follow us. Bless all Your people today, and may many others experience Your blessings as You are magnified through Your church. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. Joseph could have been vengeful towards his brothers, instead he came against evil with good.

    A great example for us to follow

    May “The Joy of the LORD be your strength”

    Thank you Mainse family for this daily bread

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