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ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
January 18: Psalm 17; Genesis 18:1–15; 1 Chronicles 18–20; Luke 11:1–36

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 15:58


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 17 Psalm 17 (Listen) In the Shadow of Your Wings A Prayer of David. 17   Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry!    Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!2   From your presence let my vindication come!    Let your eyes behold the right! 3   You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night,    you have tested me, and you will find nothing;    I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.4   With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips    I have avoided the ways of the violent.5   My steps have held fast to your paths;    my feet have not slipped. 6   I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;    incline your ear to me; hear my words.7   Wondrously show1 your steadfast love,    O Savior of those who seek refuge    from their adversaries at your right hand. 8   Keep me as the apple of your eye;    hide me in the shadow of your wings,9   from the wicked who do me violence,    my deadly enemies who surround me. 10   They close their hearts to pity;    with their mouths they speak arrogantly.11   They have now surrounded our steps;    they set their eyes to cast us to the ground.12   He is like a lion eager to tear,    as a young lion lurking in ambush. 13   Arise, O LORD! Confront him, subdue him!    Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,14   from men by your hand, O LORD,    from men of the world whose portion is in this life.2  You fill their womb with treasure;3    they are satisfied with children,    and they leave their abundance to their infants. 15   As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;    when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness. Footnotes [1] 17:7 Or Distinguish me by [2] 17:14 Or from men whose portion in life is of the world [3] 17:14 Or As for your treasured ones, you fill their womb (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Genesis 18:1–15 Genesis 18:1–15 (Listen) 18 And the LORD appeared to him by the oaks1 of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth 3 and said, “O Lord,2 if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. 4 Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, 5 while I bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.” 6 And Abraham went quickly into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quick! Three seahs3 of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes.” 7 And Abraham ran to the herd and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to a young man, who prepared it quickly. 8 Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate. 9 They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” 10 The LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. 11 Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. 12 So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” 13 The LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?' 14 Is anything too hard4 for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” 15 But Sarah denied it,5 saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.” Footnotes [1] 18:1 Or terebinths [2] 18:3 Or My lord [3] 18:6 A seah was about 7 quarts or 7.3 liters [4] 18:14 Or wonderful [5] 18:15 Or acted falsely (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: 1 Chronicles 18–20 1 Chronicles 18–20 (Listen) David Defeats His Enemies 18 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its villages out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he defeated Moab, and the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. 3 David also defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah-Hamath, as he went to set up his monument1 at the river Euphrates. 4 And David took from him 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but left enough for 100 chariots. 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians. 6 Then David put garrisons2 in Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the LORD gave victory to David3 wherever he went. 7 And David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David took a large amount of bronze. With it Solomon made the bronze sea and the pillars and the vessels of bronze. 9 When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, 10 he sent his son Hadoram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him; for Hadadezer had often been at war with Tou. And he sent all sorts of articles of gold, of silver, and of bronze. 11 These also King David dedicated to the LORD, together with the silver and gold that he had carried off from all the nations, from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and Amalek. 12 And Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, killed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 13 Then he put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went. David's Administration 14 So David reigned over all Israel, and he administered justice and equity to all his people. 15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder; 16 and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests; and Shavsha was secretary; 17 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were the chief officials in the service of the king. The Ammonites Disgrace David's Men 19 Now after this Nahash the king of the Ammonites died, and his son reigned in his place. 2 And David said, “I will deal kindly with Hanun the son of Nahash, for his father dealt kindly with me.” So David sent messengers to console him concerning his father. And David's servants came to the land of the Ammonites to Hanun to console him. 3 But the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun, “Do you think, because David has sent comforters to you, that he is honoring your father? Have not his servants come to you to search and to overthrow and to spy out the land?” 4 So Hanun took David's servants and shaved them and cut off their garments in the middle, at their hips, and sent them away; 5 and they departed. When David was told concerning the men, he sent messengers to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, “Remain at Jericho until your beards have grown and then return.” 6 When the Ammonites saw that they had become a stench to David, Hanun and the Ammonites sent 1,000 talents4 of silver to hire chariots and horsemen from Mesopotamia, from Aram-maacah, and from Zobah. 7 They hired 32,000 chariots and the king of Maacah with his army, who came and encamped before Medeba. And the Ammonites were mustered from their cities and came to battle. 8 When David heard of it, he sent Joab and all the army of the mighty men. 9 And the Ammonites came out and drew up in battle array at the entrance of the city, and the kings who had come were by themselves in the open country. Ammonites and Syrians Defeated 10 When Joab saw that the battle was set against him both in front and in the rear, he chose some of the best men of Israel and arrayed them against the Syrians. 11 The rest of his men he put in the charge of Abishai his brother, and they were arrayed against the Ammonites. 12 And he said, “If the Syrians are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the Ammonites are too strong for you, then I will help you. 13 Be strong, and let us use our strength for our people and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD do what seems good to him.” 14 So Joab and the people who were with him drew near before the Syrians for battle, and they fled before him. 15 And when the Ammonites saw that the Syrians fled, they likewise fled before Abishai, Joab's brother, and entered the city. Then Joab came to Jerusalem. 16 But when the Syrians saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they sent messengers and brought out the Syrians who were beyond the Euphrates,5 with Shophach the commander of the army of Hadadezer at their head. 17 And when it was told to David, he gathered all Israel together and crossed the Jordan and came to them and drew up his forces against them. And when David set the battle in array against the Syrians, they fought with him. 18 And the Syrians fled before Israel, and David killed of the Syrians the men of 7,000 chariots and 40,000 foot soldiers, and put to death also Shophach the commander of their army. 19 And when the servants of Hadadezer saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and became subject to him. So the Syrians were not willing to save the Ammonites anymore. The Capture of Rabbah 20 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, Joab led out the army and ravaged the country of the Ammonites and came and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem. And Joab struck down Rabbah and overthrew it. 2 And David took the crown of their king from his head. He found that it weighed a talent6 of gold, and in it was a precious stone. And it was placed on David's head. And he brought out the spoil of the city, a very great amount. 3 And he brought out the people who were in it and set them to labor7 with saws and iron picks and axes.8 And thus David did to all the cities of the Ammonites. Then David and all the people returned to Jerusalem. Philistine Giants Killed 4 And after this there arose war with the Philistines at Gezer. Then Sibbecai the Hushathite struck down Sippai, who was one of the descendants of the giants, and the Philistines were subdued. 5 And there was again war with the Philistines, and Elhanan the son of Jair struck down Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. 6 And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants. 7 And when he taunted Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea, David's brother, struck him down. 8 These were descended from the giants in Gath, and they fell by the hand of David and by the hand of his servants. Footnotes [1] 18:3 Hebrew hand [2] 18:6 Septuagint, Vulgate, 2 Samuel 8:6 (compare Syriac); Hebrew lacks garrisons [3] 18:6 Hebrew the Lord saved David; also verse 13 [4] 19:6 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [5] 19:16 Hebrew the River [6] 20:2 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [7] 20:3 Compare 2 Samuel 12:31; Hebrew he sawed [8] 20:3 Compare 2 Samuel 12:31; Hebrew saws (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Luke 11:1–36 Luke 11:1–36 (Listen) The Lord's Prayer 11 Now Jesus1 was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 And he said to them, “When you pray, say:   “Father, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come.3   Give us each day our daily bread,24   and forgive us our sins,    for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.  And lead us not into temptation.” 5 And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him'; 7 and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything'? 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence3 he will rise and give him whatever he needs. 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for4 a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Jesus and Beelzebul 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was mute. When the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke, and the people marveled. 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the prince of demons,” 16 while others, to test him, kept seeking from him a sign from heaven. 17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls. 18 And if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. 19 And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they will be your judges. 20 But if it is by the finger of God that I cast out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. 21 When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; 22 but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil. 23 Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Return of an Unclean Spirit 24 “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.' 25 And when it comes, it finds the house swept and put in order. 26 Then it goes and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there. And the last state of that person is worse than the first.” True Blessedness 27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” 28 But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” The Sign of Jonah 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. The Light in You 33 “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. 34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. 35 Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. 36 If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light.” Footnotes [1] 11:1 Greek he [2] 11:3 Or our bread for tomorrow [3] 11:8 Or persistence [4] 11:11 Some manuscripts insert bread, will give him a stone; or if he asks for (ESV)

ESV: Read through the Bible
January 15: Genesis 36–37; Matthew 12:1–21

ESV: Read through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 12:22


Morning: Genesis 36–37 Genesis 36–37 (Listen) Esau's Descendants 36 These are the generations of Esau (that is, Edom). 2 Esau took his wives from the Canaanites: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter1 of Zibeon the Hivite, 3 and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth. 4 And Adah bore to Esau, Eliphaz; Basemath bore Reuel; 5 and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan. 6 Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the members of his household, his livestock, all his beasts, and all his property that he had acquired in the land of Canaan. He went into a land away from his brother Jacob. 7 For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together. The land of their sojournings could not support them because of their livestock. 8 So Esau settled in the hill country of Seir. (Esau is Edom.) 9 These are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir. 10 These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau. 11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz. 12 (Timna was a concubine of Eliphaz, Esau's son; she bore Amalek to Eliphaz.) These are the sons of Adah, Esau's wife. 13 These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife. 14 These are the sons of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. 15 These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: the chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, 16 Korah, Gatam, and Amalek; these are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah. 17 These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: the chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah; these are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife. 18 These are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau's wife: the chiefs Jeush, Jalam, and Korah; these are the chiefs born of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife. 19 These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs. 20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 21 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom. 22 The sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna. 23 These are the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. 24 These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he pastured the donkeys of Zibeon his father. 25 These are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah. 26 These are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran. 27 These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan. 28 These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran. 29 These are the chiefs of the Horites: the chiefs Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 30 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, chief by chief in the land of Seir. 31 These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites. 32 Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, the name of his city being Dinhabah. 33 Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place. 34 Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place. 35 Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, reigned in his place, the name of his city being Avith. 36 Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place. 37 Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth on the Euphrates2 reigned in his place. 38 Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place. 39 Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his place, the name of his city being Pau; his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, daughter of Mezahab. 40 These are the names of the chiefs of Esau, according to their clans and their dwelling places, by their names: the chiefs Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 41 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 42 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 43 Magdiel, and Iram; these are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of Edom), according to their dwelling places in the land of their possession. Joseph's Dreams 37 Jacob lived in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.3 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. 5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. 6 He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: 7 Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.” 8 His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words. 9 Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10 But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves to the ground before you?” 11 And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind. Joseph Sold by His Brothers 12 Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” And he said to him, “Here I am.” 14 So he said to him, “Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock, and bring me word.” So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 15 And a man found him wandering in the fields. And the man asked him, “What are you seeking?” 16 “I am seeking my brothers,” he said. “Tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock.” 17 And the man said, “They have gone away, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.'” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan. 18 They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. 19 They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer. 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits.4 Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.” 21 But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.” 22 And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but do not lay a hand on him”—that he might rescue him out of their hand to restore him to his father. 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the robe of many colors that he wore. 24 And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it. 25 Then they sat down to eat. And looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers listened to him. 28 Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels5 of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt. 29 When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes 30 and returned to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone, and I, where shall I go?” 31 Then they took Joseph's robe and slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood. 32 And they sent the robe of many colors and brought it to their father and said, “This we have found; please identify whether it is your son's robe or not.” 33 And he identified it and said, “It is my son's robe. A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces.” 34 Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. 35 All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him. 36 Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard. Footnotes [1] 36:2 Hebrew; Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac son; also verse 14 [2] 36:37 Hebrew the River [3] 37:3 See Septuagint, Vulgate; or (with Syriac) a robe with long sleeves. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain; also verses 23, 32 [4] 37:20 Or cisterns; also verses 22, 24 [5] 37:28 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams (ESV) Evening: Matthew 12:1–21 Matthew 12:1–21 (Listen) Jesus Is Lord of the Sabbath 12 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” 3 He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, and those who were with him: 4 how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? 5 Or have you not read in the Law how on the Sabbath the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath and are guiltless? 6 I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. 7 And if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.” A Man with a Withered Hand 9 He went on from there and entered their synagogue. 10 And a man was there with a withered hand. And they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—so that they might accuse him. 11 He said to them, “Which one of you who has a sheep, if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him. God's Chosen Servant 15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all 16 and ordered them not to make him known. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: 18   “Behold, my servant whom I have chosen,    my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased.  I will put my Spirit upon him,    and he will proclaim justice to the Gentiles.19   He will not quarrel or cry aloud,    nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets;20   a bruised reed he will not break,    and a smoldering wick he will not quench,  until he brings justice to victory;21     and in his name the Gentiles will hope.” (ESV)

The David Alliance
Caleb #4

The David Alliance

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 10:11


  TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com    www.wellbuiltbody.com   97X     PODBEAN   Apple Podcast Code: wellbuilttda 15% off   Here's a sharable link: https://wellbuiltsupplements.com/discount/wellbuilttda lDaily Greens probiotic, vegan protein, whey protein, Digestive enzymes, Omega 3's, Performance energy, Performance BCCA's, Vitamins for men, Vitamins for women and a whole lot more.  Right now I am pumping the greens and Pre-workout and loving them both… Heres a secret “I'm on them right now as I do my podcast”.    Joshua 14 Caleb… thirty verses define his life. Only 30, what do they say about him?  If you could only have thirty verses about your life… what would they say.    He had energy, health and enthusiasm… even at the age of 85   Numbers 13 he believed in Gods mission for his life. What is Gods mission for your life.    His mindset was I expect things from God, I expect his promises in my life. I expect God to use me.    Caleb was faithful over the long haul.   SOME THINGS WE LEARN FROM THE LIFE OF CALEB:   4. People with vision that is truly from God have an uncommon depth to them. Their spirit is resilient, reassuring, and refreshing.     5. While others dwell on the giants of life and fall by the way, Calebs dwell on the mountains of promise and keep going.     6. Obtaining the mountain God has for us will involve waiting on God, wading through problems, and wanting it more than anything else.   7. When our want for what God wants for us increases, our want for what we want for us decreases. 8. There is no price too great for a reward that is far greater 1. HE WAS NOT DEFEATED OR DISCOURAGED BY WHAT OTHERS THOUGHT OF HIM I enjoy considering the meaning of names as I study; at times, especially in the Old Testament, they can reveal something to us about the person. The name Caleb does not reveal the character of this man, but may be an insight into some of the obstacles he faced. Caleb literally means “dog.” One scholar says it means “raging with canine madness.” In our vernacular, I think we would say Caleb was a “pit bull.” The truth is that though Caleb was of the tribe of Judah, he was from a clan in Judah that had a lower culture and a poor reputation. Notice his father was Jephunneh the Kenezite. This was a wild clan that lived as much amongst the Edomites as the Hebrews. They were not a well-thought-of group. My point is simply this: Caleb was not probably the best educated, nor was he the most cultured man, nor did he come from the royal folk; but he did have a heart for God. He was not going to let his education, his culture, or his family history stop him from being all he could be for God. He became a “pit bull” for God. No giant, no negative Hebrew could stop his zeal for serving the Lord. 2. HE REFUSED TO BE INFLUENCED BY THE NEGATIVE MAJORITY And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.—Numbers 13:30 When ten of the twelve spies brought an evil, negative report, Caleb spoke in opposition to them and in favor of entering and conquering Canaan. How easy it would have been for him to just blend in. He could have let those articulate ten princes have their say and just nod in agreement. Why should he choose to go against such an influential crowd? Because the crowd was wrong! Caleb was not going to remain silent while the majority was doubting and disobeying God. Thank God that Caleb was willing to take a stand for what was right even when that stand was unpopular. 3. HE REMAINED STEADFAST THROUGHOUT HIS LIFETIME Caleb said the Lord had kept him alive for forty-five years from that fateful day when the majority ruled. For forty-five years, Caleb had wandered in the wilderness through no fault of his own. He suffered the same hardships and trials as those who had disobeyed God. Yet, his zeal to serve the Lord had not waned. Our generation needs to learn the steadfastness of Caleb. I am told that the average time a person is passionate to serve God in our churches is three years. May God help us to have the spirit of Caleb to passionately serve Him all the days of our lives. Dr. John Rawlings played such a vital role in leading me to Christ and in encouraging me as a young pastor. He was a man who possessed an unflagging spirit. I will never forget as I visited with him when he was ninety-six years old, and he showed me his ten-year ministry plan. When he went to Heaven at ninety-nine years old, he was still planning and serving. God help us to be committed to serve until our last day! Age may require changes in the work of our ministry, but it never supplies a reason to quit serving. 4. HE DID NOT LET OBSTACLES KEEP HIM FROM THE FIGHT AND, ULTIMATELY, THE VICTORY Joshua 15:13–19 tells how Caleb organized his family to fight the enemy and take the mountain, the walled city, and overcome the giants. Everything in life that is worth accomplishing has obstacles. But knowing God's will allows obstacles to become opportunities for Him to work through us. May God give us the spirit of Caleb. There is still so much to be done and more mountains to conquer!

ESV: Straight through the Bible
January 12: Genesis 35–37

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 13:50


Genesis 35–37 Genesis 35–37 (Listen) God Blesses and Renames Jacob 35 God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.” 2 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you and purify yourselves and change your garments. 3 Then let us arise and go up to Bethel, so that I may make there an altar to the God who answers me in the day of my distress and has been with me wherever I have gone.” 4 So they gave to Jacob all the foreign gods that they had, and the rings that were in their ears. Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree that was near Shechem. 5 And as they journeyed, a terror from God fell upon the cities that were around them, so that they did not pursue the sons of Jacob. 6 And Jacob came to Luz (that is, Bethel), which is in the land of Canaan, he and all the people who were with him, 7 and there he built an altar and called the place El-bethel,1 because there God had revealed himself to him when he fled from his brother. 8 And Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died, and she was buried under an oak below Bethel. So he called its name Allon-bacuth.2 9 God appeared3 to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. 10 And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel. 11 And God said to him, “I am God Almighty:4 be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a company of nations shall come from you, and kings shall come from your own body.5 12 The land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you, and I will give the land to your offspring after you.” 13 Then God went up from him in the place where he had spoken with him. 14 And Jacob set up a pillar in the place where he had spoken with him, a pillar of stone. He poured out a drink offering on it and poured oil on it. 15 So Jacob called the name of the place where God had spoken with him Bethel. The Deaths of Rachel and Isaac 16 Then they journeyed from Bethel. When they were still some distance6 from Ephrath, Rachel went into labor, and she had hard labor. 17 And when her labor was at its hardest, the midwife said to her, “Do not fear, for you have another son.” 18 And as her soul was departing (for she was dying), she called his name Ben-oni;7 but his father called him Benjamin.8 19 So Rachel died, and she was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem), 20 and Jacob set up a pillar over her tomb. It is the pillar of Rachel's tomb, which is there to this day. 21 Israel journeyed on and pitched his tent beyond the tower of Eder. 22 While Israel lived in that land, Reuben went and lay with Bilhah his father's concubine. And Israel heard of it. Now the sons of Jacob were twelve. 23 The sons of Leah: Reuben (Jacob's firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun. 24 The sons of Rachel: Joseph and Benjamin. 25 The sons of Bilhah, Rachel's servant: Dan and Naphtali. 26 The sons of Zilpah, Leah's servant: Gad and Asher. These were the sons of Jacob who were born to him in Paddan-aram. 27 And Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had sojourned. 28 Now the days of Isaac were 180 years. 29 And Isaac breathed his last, and he died and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. And his sons Esau and Jacob buried him. Esau's Descendants 36 These are the generations of Esau (that is, Edom). 2 Esau took his wives from the Canaanites: Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter9 of Zibeon the Hivite, 3 and Basemath, Ishmael's daughter, the sister of Nebaioth. 4 And Adah bore to Esau, Eliphaz; Basemath bore Reuel; 5 and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the sons of Esau who were born to him in the land of Canaan. 6 Then Esau took his wives, his sons, his daughters, and all the members of his household, his livestock, all his beasts, and all his property that he had acquired in the land of Canaan. He went into a land away from his brother Jacob. 7 For their possessions were too great for them to dwell together. The land of their sojournings could not support them because of their livestock. 8 So Esau settled in the hill country of Seir. (Esau is Edom.) 9 These are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir. 10 These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Basemath the wife of Esau. 11 The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz. 12 (Timna was a concubine of Eliphaz, Esau's son; she bore Amalek to Eliphaz.) These are the sons of Adah, Esau's wife. 13 These are the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife. 14 These are the sons of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah the daughter of Zibeon, Esau's wife: she bore to Esau Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. 15 These are the chiefs of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: the chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, 16 Korah, Gatam, and Amalek; these are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Adah. 17 These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: the chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah; these are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Basemath, Esau's wife. 18 These are the sons of Oholibamah, Esau's wife: the chiefs Jeush, Jalam, and Korah; these are the chiefs born of Oholibamah the daughter of Anah, Esau's wife. 19 These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs. 20 These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 21 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir in the land of Edom. 22 The sons of Lotan were Hori and Hemam; and Lotan's sister was Timna. 23 These are the sons of Shobal: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam. 24 These are the sons of Zibeon: Aiah and Anah; he is the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness, as he pastured the donkeys of Zibeon his father. 25 These are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah the daughter of Anah. 26 These are the sons of Dishon: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran. 27 These are the sons of Ezer: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan. 28 These are the sons of Dishan: Uz and Aran. 29 These are the chiefs of the Horites: the chiefs Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, 30 Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan; these are the chiefs of the Horites, chief by chief in the land of Seir. 31 These are the kings who reigned in the land of Edom, before any king reigned over the Israelites. 32 Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom, the name of his city being Dinhabah. 33 Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his place. 34 Jobab died, and Husham of the land of the Temanites reigned in his place. 35 Husham died, and Hadad the son of Bedad, who defeated Midian in the country of Moab, reigned in his place, the name of his city being Avith. 36 Hadad died, and Samlah of Masrekah reigned in his place. 37 Samlah died, and Shaul of Rehoboth on the Euphrates10 reigned in his place. 38 Shaul died, and Baal-hanan the son of Achbor reigned in his place. 39 Baal-hanan the son of Achbor died, and Hadar reigned in his place, the name of his city being Pau; his wife's name was Mehetabel, the daughter of Matred, daughter of Mezahab. 40 These are the names of the chiefs of Esau, according to their clans and their dwelling places, by their names: the chiefs Timna, Alvah, Jetheth, 41 Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon, 42 Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, 43 Magdiel, and Iram; these are the chiefs of Edom (that is, Esau, the father of Edom), according to their dwelling places in the land of their possession. Joseph's Dreams 37 Jacob lived in the land of his father's sojournings, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was pasturing the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father's wives. And Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. 3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors.11 4 But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him. 5 Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more. 6 He said to them, “Hear this dream that I have dreamed: 7 Behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and behold, my sheaf arose and stood upright. And behold, your sheaves gathered around it and bowed down to my sheaf.” 8 His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Or are you indeed to rule over us?” So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words. 9 Then he dreamed another dream and told it to his brothers and said, “Behold, I have dreamed another dream. Behold, the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” 10 But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall I and your mother and your brothers indeed come to bow ourselves to the ground before you?” 11 And his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind. Joseph Sold by His Brothers 12 Now his brothers went to pasture their father's flock near Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” And he said to him, “Here I am.” 14 So he said to him, “Go now, see if it is well with your brothers and with the flock, and bring me word.” So he sent him from the Valley of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. 15 And a man found him wandering in the fields. And the man asked him, “What are you seeking?” 16 “I am seeking my brothers,” he said. “Tell me, please, where they are pasturing the flock.” 17 And the man said, “They have gone away, for I heard them say, ‘Let us go to Dothan.'” So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan. 18 They saw him from afar, and before he came near to them they conspired against him to kill him. 19 They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer. 20 Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits.12 Then we will say that a fierce animal has devoured him, and we will see what will become of his dreams.” 21 But when Reuben heard it, he rescued him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.” 22 And Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but do not lay a hand on him”—that he might rescue him out of their hand to restore him to his father. 23 So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe, the robe of many colors that he wore. 24 And they took him and threw him into a pit. The pit was empty; there was no water in it. 25 Then they sat down to eat. And looking up they saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead, with their camels bearing gum, balm, and myrrh, on their way to carry it down to Egypt. 26 Then Judah said to his brothers, “What profit is it if we kill our brother and conceal his blood? 27 Come, let us sell him to the Ishmaelites, and let not our hand be upon him, for he is our brother, our own flesh.” And his brothers listened to him. 28 Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels13 of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt. 29 When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes 30 and returned to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone, and I, where shall I go?” 31 Then they took Joseph's robe and slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the blood. 32 And they sent the robe of many colors and brought it to their father and said, “This we have found; please identify whether it is your son's robe or not.” 33 And he identified it and said, “It is my son's robe. A fierce animal has devoured him. Joseph is without doubt torn to pieces.” 34 Then Jacob tore his garments and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. 35 All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him. 36 Meanwhile the Midianites had sold him in Egypt to Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard. Footnotes [1] 35:7 El-bethel means God of Bethel [2] 35:8 Allon-bacuth means oak of weeping [3] 35:9 Or had appeared [4] 35:11 Hebrew El Shaddai [5] 35:11 Hebrew from your loins [6] 35:16 Or about two hours' distance [7] 35:18 Ben-oni could mean son of my sorrow, or son of my strength [8] 35:18 Benjamin means son of the right hand [9] 36:2 Hebrew; Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac son; also verse 14 [10] 36:37 Hebrew the River [11] 37:3 See Septuagint, Vulgate; or (with Syriac) a robe with long sleeves. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain; also verses 23, 32 [12] 37:20 Or cisterns; also verses 22, 24 [13] 37:28 A shekel was about 2/5 ounce or 11 grams (ESV)

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
December 23: 2 Chronicles 27–28; Revelation 14; Zechariah 10; John 13

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 16:49


With family: 2 Chronicles 27–28; Revelation 14 2 Chronicles 27–28 (Listen) Jotham Reigns in Judah 27 Jotham was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD according to all that his father Uzziah had done, except he did not enter the temple of the LORD. But the people still followed corrupt practices. 3 He built the upper gate of the house of the LORD and did much building on the wall of Ophel. 4 Moreover, he built cities in the hill country of Judah, and forts and towers on the wooded hills. 5 He fought with the king of the Ammonites and prevailed against them. And the Ammonites gave him that year 100 talents1 of silver, and 10,000 cors2 of wheat and 10,000 of barley. The Ammonites paid him the same amount in the second and the third years. 6 So Jotham became mighty, because he ordered his ways before the LORD his God. 7 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars and his ways, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel and Judah. 8 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. 9 And Jotham slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city of David, and Ahaz his son reigned in his place. Ahaz Reigns in Judah 28 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as his father David had done, 2 but he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel. He even made metal images for the Baals, 3 and he made offerings in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom and burned his sons as an offering,3 according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree. Judah Defeated 5 Therefore the LORD his God gave him into the hand of the king of Syria, who defeated him and took captive a great number of his people and brought them to Damascus. He was also given into the hand of the king of Israel, who struck him with great force. 6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah killed 120,000 from Judah in one day, all of them men of valor, because they had forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers. 7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, killed Maaseiah the king's son and Azrikam the commander of the palace and Elkanah the next in authority to the king. 8 The men of Israel took captive 200,000 of their relatives, women, sons, and daughters. They also took much spoil from them and brought the spoil to Samaria. 9 But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded, and he went out to meet the army that came to Samaria and said to them, “Behold, because the LORD, the God of your fathers, was angry with Judah, he gave them into your hand, but you have killed them in a rage that has reached up to heaven. 10 And now you intend to subjugate the people of Judah and Jerusalem, male and female, as your slaves. Have you not sins of your own against the LORD your God? 11 Now hear me, and send back the captives from your relatives whom you have taken, for the fierce wrath of the LORD is upon you.” 12 Certain chiefs also of the men of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth, Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against those who were coming from the war 13 and said to them, “You shall not bring the captives in here, for you propose to bring upon us guilt against the LORD in addition to our present sins and guilt. For our guilt is already great, and there is fierce wrath against Israel.” 14 So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the assembly. 15 And the men who have been mentioned by name rose and took the captives, and with the spoil they clothed all who were naked among them. They clothed them, gave them sandals, provided them with food and drink, and anointed them, and carrying all the feeble among them on donkeys, they brought them to their kinsfolk at Jericho, the city of palm trees. Then they returned to Samaria. 16 At that time King Ahaz sent to the king4 of Assyria for help. 17 For the Edomites had again invaded and defeated Judah and carried away captives. 18 And the Philistines had made raids on the cities in the Shephelah and the Negeb of Judah, and had taken Beth-shemesh, Aijalon, Gederoth, Soco with its villages, Timnah with its villages, and Gimzo with its villages. And they settled there. 19 For the LORD humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had made Judah act sinfully5 and had been very unfaithful to the LORD. 20 So Tiglath-pileser6 king of Assyria came against him and afflicted him instead of strengthening him. 21 For Ahaz took a portion from the house of the LORD and the house of the king and of the princes, and gave tribute to the king of Assyria, but it did not help him. Ahaz's Idolatry 22 In the time of his distress he became yet more faithless to the LORD—this same King Ahaz. 23 For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus that had defeated him and said, “Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, I will sacrifice to them that they may help me.” But they were the ruin of him and of all Israel. 24 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God, and he shut up the doors of the house of the LORD, and he made himself altars in every corner of Jerusalem. 25 In every city of Judah he made high places to make offerings to other gods, provoking to anger the LORD, the God of his fathers. 26 Now the rest of his acts and all his ways, from first to last, behold, they are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel. 27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him in the city, in Jerusalem, for they did not bring him into the tombs of the kings of Israel. And Hezekiah his son reigned in his place. Footnotes [1] 27:5 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [2] 27:5 A cor was about 6 bushels or 220 liters [3] 28:3 Hebrew made his sons pass through the fire [4] 28:16 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate (compare 2 Kings 16:7); Hebrew kings [5] 28:19 Or wildly [6] 28:20 Hebrew Tilgath-pilneser (ESV) Revelation 14 (Listen) The Lamb and the 144,000 14 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the roar of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps, 3 and they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. 4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins. It is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are blameless. The Messages of the Three Angels 6 Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7 And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.” 8 Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passion1 of her sexual immorality.” 9 And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.” 12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.2 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” The Harvest of the Earth 14 Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and seated on the cloud one like a son of man, with a golden crown on his head, and a sharp sickle in his hand. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, calling with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle, and reap, for the hour to reap has come, for the harvest of the earth is fully ripe.” 16 So he who sat on the cloud swung his sickle across the earth, and the earth was reaped. 17 Then another angel came out of the temple in heaven, and he too had a sharp sickle. 18 And another angel came out from the altar, the angel who has authority over the fire, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Put in your sickle and gather the clusters from the vine of the earth, for its grapes are ripe.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle across the earth and gathered the grape harvest of the earth and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. 20 And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse's bridle, for 1,600 stadia.3 Footnotes [1] 14:8 Or wrath [2] 14:12 Greek and the faith of Jesus [3] 14:20 About 184 miles; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters (ESV) In private: Zechariah 10; John 13 Zechariah 10 (Listen) The Restoration for Judah and Israel 10   Ask rain from the LORD    in the season of the spring rain,  from the LORD who makes the storm clouds,    and he will give them showers of rain,    to everyone the vegetation in the field.2   For the household gods utter nonsense,    and the diviners see lies;  they tell false dreams    and give empty consolation.  Therefore the people wander like sheep;    they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd. 3   “My anger is hot against the shepherds,    and I will punish the leaders;1  for the LORD of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah,    and will make them like his majestic steed in battle.4   From him shall come the cornerstone,    from him the tent peg,  from him the battle bow,    from him every ruler—all of them together.5   They shall be like mighty men in battle,    trampling the foe in the mud of the streets;  they shall fight because the LORD is with them,    and they shall put to shame the riders on horses. 6   “I will strengthen the house of Judah,    and I will save the house of Joseph.  I will bring them back because I have compassion on them,    and they shall be as though I had not rejected them,    for I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.7   Then Ephraim shall become like a mighty warrior,    and their hearts shall be glad as with wine.  Their children shall see it and be glad;    their hearts shall rejoice in the LORD. 8   “I will whistle for them and gather them in,    for I have redeemed them,    and they shall be as many as they were before.9   Though I scattered them among the nations,    yet in far countries they shall remember me,    and with their children they shall live and return.10   I will bring them home from the land of Egypt,    and gather them from Assyria,  and I will bring them to the land of Gilead and to Lebanon,    till there is no room for them.11   He shall pass through the sea of troubles    and strike down the waves of the sea,    and all the depths of the Nile shall be dried up.  The pride of Assyria shall be laid low,    and the scepter of Egypt shall depart.12   I will make them strong in the LORD,    and they shall walk in his name,”      declares the LORD. Footnotes [1] 10:3 Hebrew the male goats (ESV) John 13 (Listen) Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet 13 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God, 4 rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” 7 Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” 8 Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.” 9 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10 Jesus said to him, “The one who has bathed does not need to wash, except for his feet,1 but is completely clean. And you2 are clean, but not every one of you.” 11 For he knew who was to betray him; that was why he said, “Not all of you are clean.” 12 When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant3 is not greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. 18 I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled,4 ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.' 19 I am telling you this now, before it takes place, that when it does take place you may believe that I am he. 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” One of You Will Betray Me 21 After saying these things, Jesus was troubled in his spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.” 22 The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. 23 One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was reclining at table at Jesus' side,5 24 so Simon Peter motioned to him to ask Jesus6 of whom he was speaking. 25 So that disciple, leaning back against Jesus, said to him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I will give this morsel of bread when I have dipped it.” So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, “What you are going to do, do quickly.” 28 Now no one at the table knew why he said this to him. 29 Some thought that, because Judas had the moneybag, Jesus was telling him, “Buy what we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. 30 So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. And it was night. A New Commandment 31 When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. 32 If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. 33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.' 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial 36 Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.” 37 Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38 Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times. Footnotes [1] 13:10 Some manuscripts omit except for his feet [2] 13:10 The Greek words for you in this verse are plural [3] 13:16 Or bondservant, or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface) [4] 13:18 Greek But in order that the Scripture may be fulfilled [5] 13:23 Greek in the bosom of Jesus [6] 13:24 Greek lacks Jesus (ESV)

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
December 21: 2 Chronicles 25; Revelation 12; Zechariah 8; John 11

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 18:10


With family: 2 Chronicles 25; Revelation 12 2 Chronicles 25 (Listen) Amaziah Reigns in Judah 25 Amaziah was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, yet not with a whole heart. 3 And as soon as the royal power was firmly his, he killed his servants who had struck down the king his father. 4 But he did not put their children to death, according to what is written in the Law, in the Book of Moses, where the LORD commanded, “Fathers shall not die because of their children, nor children die because of their fathers, but each one shall die for his own sin.” Amaziah's Victories 5 Then Amaziah assembled the men of Judah and set them by fathers' houses under commanders of thousands and of hundreds for all Judah and Benjamin. He mustered those twenty years old and upward, and found that they were 300,000 choice men, fit for war, able to handle spear and shield. 6 He hired also 100,000 mighty men of valor from Israel for 100 talents1 of silver. 7 But a man of God came to him and said, “O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel, with all these Ephraimites. 8 But go, act, be strong for the battle. Why should you suppose that God will cast you down before the enemy? For God has power to help or to cast down.” 9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, “But what shall we do about the hundred talents that I have given to the army of Israel?” The man of God answered, “The LORD is able to give you much more than this.” 10 Then Amaziah discharged the army that had come to him from Ephraim to go home again. And they became very angry with Judah and returned home in fierce anger. 11 But Amaziah took courage and led out his people and went to the Valley of Salt and struck down 10,000 men of Seir. 12 The men of Judah captured another 10,000 alive and took them to the top of a rock and threw them down from the top of the rock, and they were all dashed to pieces. 13 But the men of the army whom Amaziah sent back, not letting them go with him to battle, raided the cities of Judah, from Samaria to Beth-horon, and struck down 3,000 people in them and took much spoil. Amaziah's Idolatry 14 After Amaziah came from striking down the Edomites, he brought the gods of the men of Seir and set them up as his gods and worshiped them, making offerings to them. 15 Therefore the LORD was angry with Amaziah and sent to him a prophet, who said to him, “Why have you sought the gods of a people who did not deliver their own people from your hand?” 16 But as he was speaking, the king said to him, “Have we made you a royal counselor? Stop! Why should you be struck down?” So the prophet stopped, but said, “I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this and have not listened to my counsel.” Israel Defeats Amaziah 17 Then Amaziah king of Judah took counsel and sent to Joash the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us look one another in the face.” 18 And Joash the king of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, “A thistle on Lebanon sent to a cedar on Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son for a wife,' and a wild beast of Lebanon passed by and trampled down the thistle. 19 You say, ‘See, I2 have struck down Edom,' and your heart has lifted you up in boastfulness. But now stay at home. Why should you provoke trouble so that you fall, you and Judah with you?” 20 But Amaziah would not listen, for it was of God, in order that he might give them into the hand of their enemies, because they had sought the gods of Edom. 21 So Joash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced one another in battle at Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah. 22 And Judah was defeated by Israel, and every man fled to his home. 23 And Joash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Joash, son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and brought him to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem for 400 cubits,3 from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate. 24 And he seized all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God, in the care of Obed-edom. He seized also the treasuries of the king's house, also hostages, and he returned to Samaria. 25 Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived fifteen years after the death of Joash the son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel. 26 Now the rest of the deeds of Amaziah, from first to last, are they not written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel? 27 From the time when he turned away from the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish. But they sent after him to Lachish and put him to death there. 28 And they brought him upon horses, and he was buried with his fathers in the city of David.4 Footnotes [1] 25:6 A talent was about 75 pounds or 34 kilograms [2] 25:19 Hebrew you [3] 25:23 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [4] 25:28 Hebrew of Judah (ESV) Revelation 12 (Listen) The Woman and the Dragon 12 And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. 2 She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. 4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. 5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule1 all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne, 6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days. Satan Thrown Down to Earth 7 Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, 8 but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers2 has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. 12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” 13 And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time. 15 The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood. 16 But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river that the dragon had poured from his mouth. 17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood3 on the sand of the sea. Footnotes [1] 12:5 Greek shepherd [2] 12:10 Or brothers and sisters [3] 12:17 Some manuscripts And I stood, connecting the sentence with 13:1 (ESV) In private: Zechariah 8; John 11 Zechariah 8 (Listen) The Coming Peace and Prosperity of Zion 8 And the word of the LORD of hosts came, saying, 2 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I am jealous for her with great wrath. 3 Thus says the LORD: I have returned to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem, and Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts, the holy mountain. 4 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Old men and old women shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem, each with staff in hand because of great age. 5 And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in its streets. 6 Thus says the LORD of hosts: If it is marvelous in the sight of the remnant of this people in those days, should it also be marvelous in my sight, declares the LORD of hosts? 7 Thus says the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will save my people from the east country and from the west country, 8 and I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.” 9 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Let your hands be strong, you who in these days have been hearing these words from the mouth of the prophets who were present on the day that the foundation of the house of the LORD of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built. 10 For before those days there was no wage for man or any wage for beast, neither was there any safety from the foe for him who went out or came in, for I set every man against his neighbor. 11 But now I will not deal with the remnant of this people as in the former days, declares the LORD of hosts. 12 For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things. 13 And as you have been a byword of cursing among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so will I save you, and you shall be a blessing. Fear not, but let your hands be strong.” 14 For thus says the LORD of hosts: “As I purposed to bring disaster to you when your fathers provoked me to wrath, and I did not relent, says the LORD of hosts, 15 so again have I purposed in these days to bring good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah; fear not. 16 These are the things that you shall do: Speak the truth to one another; render in your gates judgments that are true and make for peace; 17 do not devise evil in your hearts against one another, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, declares the LORD.” 18 And the word of the LORD of hosts came to me, saying, 19 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: The fast of the fourth month and the fast of the fifth and the fast of the seventh and the fast of the tenth shall be to the house of Judah seasons of joy and gladness and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace. 20 “Thus says the LORD of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, even the inhabitants of many cities. 21 The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, ‘Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD and to seek the LORD of hosts; I myself am going.' 22 Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD. 23 Thus says the LORD of hosts: In those days ten men from the nations of every tongue shall take hold of the robe of a Jew, saying, ‘Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.'” (ESV) John 11 (Listen) The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that Lazarus1 was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 8 The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11 After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” 12 The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16 So Thomas, called the Twin,2 said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” I Am the Resurrection and the Life 17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles3 off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.4 Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.” Jesus Weeps 28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” 29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved5 in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” 37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?” Jesus Raises Lazarus 38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” 44 The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” The Plot to Kill Jesus 45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, “What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all. 50 Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish.” 51 He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. 53 So from that day on they made plans to put him to death. 54 Jesus therefore no longer walked openly among the Jews, but went from there to the region near the wilderness, to a town called Ephraim, and there he stayed with the disciples. 55 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before the Passover to purify themselves. 56 They were looking for6 Jesus and saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think? That he will not come to the feast at all?” 57 Now the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where he was, he should let them know, so that they might arrest him. Footnotes [1] 11:6 Greek he; also verse 17 [2] 11:16 Greek Didymus [3] 11:18 Greek fifteen stadia; a stadion was about 607 feet or 185 meters [4] 11:25 Some manuscripts omit and the life [5] 11:33 Or was indignant; also verse 38 [6] 11:56 Greek were seeking for (ESV)

Simply The Bible
Episode 470: 2 Kings 13:20-14:16 – Amaziah Reigns in Judah

Simply The Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 14:15


A corpse touches Elisha’s bones and revives. Jehoash recovers land from Syria. Amaziah reigns in Judah and defeats the Edomites, but not Israel.

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
December 18: 2 Chronicles 21; Revelation 9; Zechariah 5; John 8

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 15:47


With family: 2 Chronicles 21; Revelation 9 2 Chronicles 21 (Listen) Jehoram Reigns in Judah 21 Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Jehoram his son reigned in his place. 2 He had brothers, the sons of Jehoshaphat: Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azariah, Michael, and Shephatiah; all these were the sons of Jehoshaphat king of Israel.1 3 Their father gave them great gifts of silver, gold, and valuable possessions, together with fortified cities in Judah, but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram, because he was the firstborn. 4 When Jehoram had ascended the throne of his father and was established, he killed all his brothers with the sword, and also some of the princes of Israel. 5 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 6 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife. And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. 7 Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David, because of the covenant that he had made with David, and since he had promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever. 8 In his days Edom revolted from the rule of Judah and set up a king of their own. 9 Then Jehoram passed over with his commanders and all his chariots, and he rose by night and struck the Edomites who had surrounded him and his chariot commanders. 10 So Edom revolted from the rule of Judah to this day. At that time Libnah also revolted from his rule, because he had forsaken the LORD, the God of his fathers. 11 Moreover, he made high places in the hill country of Judah and led the inhabitants of Jerusalem into whoredom and made Judah go astray. 12 And a letter came to him from Elijah the prophet, saying, “Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father, ‘Because you have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, or in the ways of Asa king of Judah, 13 but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel and have enticed Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem into whoredom, as the house of Ahab led Israel into whoredom, and also you have killed your brothers, of your father's house, who were better than you, 14 behold, the LORD will bring a great plague on your people, your children, your wives, and all your possessions, 15 and you yourself will have a severe sickness with a disease of your bowels, until your bowels come out because of the disease, day by day.'” 16 And the LORD stirred up against Jehoram the anger2 of the Philistines and of the Arabians who are near the Ethiopians. 17 And they came up against Judah and invaded it and carried away all the possessions they found that belonged to the king's house, and also his sons and his wives, so that no son was left to him except Jehoahaz, his youngest son. 18 And after all this the LORD struck him in his bowels with an incurable disease. 19 In the course of time, at the end of two years, his bowels came out because of the disease, and he died in great agony. His people made no fire in his honor, like the fires made for his fathers. 20 He was thirty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. And he departed with no one's regret. They buried him in the city of David, but not in the tombs of the kings. Footnotes [1] 21:2 That is, Judah [2] 21:16 Hebrew spirit (ESV) Revelation 9 (Listen) 9 And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit.1 2 He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft. 3 Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth. 4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 They were allowed to torment them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it stings someone. 6 And in those days people will seek death and will not find it. They will long to die, but death will flee from them. 7 In appearance the locusts were like horses prepared for battle: on their heads were what looked like crowns of gold; their faces were like human faces, 8 their hair like women's hair, and their teeth like lions' teeth; 9 they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the noise of their wings was like the noise of many chariots with horses rushing into battle. 10 They have tails and stings like scorpions, and their power to hurt people for five months is in their tails. 11 They have as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit. His name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek he is called Apollyon.2 12 The first woe has passed; behold, two woes are still to come. 13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number. 17 And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire3 and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed, by the fire and smoke and sulfur coming out of their mouths. 19 For the power of the horses is in their mouths and in their tails, for their tails are like serpents with heads, and by means of them they wound. 20 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands nor give up worshiping demons and idols of gold and silver and bronze and stone and wood, which cannot see or hear or walk, 21 nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts. Footnotes [1] 9:1 Greek the abyss; also verses 2, 11 [2] 9:11 Abaddon means destruction; Apollyon means destroyer [3] 9:17 Greek hyacinth (ESV) In private: Zechariah 5; John 8 Zechariah 5 (Listen) A Vision of a Flying Scroll 5 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, a flying scroll! 2 And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.”1 3 Then he said to me, “This is the curse that goes out over the face of the whole land. For everyone who steals shall be cleaned out according to what is on one side, and everyone who swears falsely2 shall be cleaned out according to what is on the other side. 4 I will send it out, declares the LORD of hosts, and it shall enter the house of the thief, and the house of him who swears falsely by my name. And it shall remain in his house and consume it, both timber and stones.” A Vision of a Woman in a Basket 5 Then the angel who talked with me came forward and said to me, “Lift your eyes and see what this is that is going out.” 6 And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket3 that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity4 in all the land.” 7 And behold, the leaden cover was lifted, and there was a woman sitting in the basket! 8 And he said, “This is Wickedness.” And he thrust her back into the basket, and thrust down the leaden weight on its opening. 9 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, two women coming forward! The wind was in their wings. They had wings like the wings of a stork, and they lifted up the basket between earth and heaven. 10 Then I said to the angel who talked with me, “Where are they taking the basket?” 11 He said to me, “To the land of Shinar, to build a house for it. And when this is prepared, they will set the basket down there on its base.” Footnotes [1] 5:2 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [2] 5:3 Hebrew lacks falsely (supplied from verse 4) [3] 5:6 Hebrew ephah; also verses 7–11. An ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters [4] 5:6 One Hebrew manuscript, Septuagint, Syriac; most Hebrew manuscripts eye (ESV) John 8 (Listen) 8 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. 3 The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst 4 they said to him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. 5 Now in the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?” 6 This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 And as they continued to ask him, he stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 And once more he bent down and wrote on the ground. 9 But when they heard it, they went away one by one, beginning with the older ones, and Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. 10 Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”]] I Am the Light of the World 12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 13 So the Pharisees said to him, “You are bearing witness about yourself; your testimony is not true.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even if I do bear witness about myself, my testimony is true, for I know where I came from and where I am going, but you do not know where I come from or where I am going. 15 You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one. 16 Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father1 who sent me. 17 In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true. 18 I am the one who bears witness about myself, and the Father who sent me bears witness about me.” 19 They said to him therefore, “Where is your Father?” Jesus answered, “You know neither me nor my Father. If you knew me, you would know my Father also.” 20 These words he spoke in the treasury, as he taught in the temple; but no one arrested him, because his hour had not yet come. 21 So he said to them again, “I am going away, and you will seek me, and you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.” 22 So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come'?” 23 He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.” 25 So they said to him, “Who are you?” Jesus said to them, “Just what I have been telling you from the beginning. 26 I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.” 27 They did not understand that he had been speaking to them about the Father. 28 So Jesus said to them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority, but speak just as the Father taught me. 29 And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” 30 As he was saying these things, many believed in him. The Truth Will Set You Free 31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free'?” 34 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave2 to sin. 35 The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are offspring of Abraham; yet you seek to kill me because my word finds no place in you. 38 I speak of what I have seen with my Father, and you do what you have heard from your father.” You Are of Your Father the Devil 39 They answered him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham's children, you would be doing the works Abraham did, 40 but now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God. This is not what Abraham did. 41 You are doing the works your father did.” They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” 42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and I am here. I came not of my own accord, but he sent me. 43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. 46 Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? 47 Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” Before Abraham Was, I Am 48 The Jews answered him, “Are we not right in saying that you are a Samaritan and have a demon?” 49 Jesus answered, “I do not have a demon, but I honor my Father, and you dishonor me. 50 Yet I do not seek my own glory; there is One who seeks it, and he is the judge. 51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” 52 The Jews said to him, “Now we know that you have a demon! Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you say, ‘If anyone keeps my word, he will never taste death.' 53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you make yourself out to be?” 54 Jesus answered, “If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing. It is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say, ‘He is our God.'3 55 But you have not known him. I know him. If I were to say that I do not know him, I would be a liar like you, but I do know him and I keep his word. 56 Your father Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day. He saw it and was glad.” 57 So the Jews said to him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?”4 58 Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” 59 So they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus hid himself and went out of the temple. Footnotes [1] 8:16 Some manuscripts he [2] 8:34 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface; also verse 35 [3] 8:54 Some manuscripts your God [4] 8:57 Some manuscripts has Abraham seen you? (ESV)

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
December 17: Psalm 137; Job 25–26; Isaiah 46–47; Revelation 7–8:5

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 11:07


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 137 Psalm 137 (Listen) How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137   By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2   On the willows1 there    we hung up our lyres.3   For there our captors    required of us songs,  and our tormentors, mirth, saying,    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4   How shall we sing the LORD's song    in a foreign land?5   If I forget you, O Jerusalem,    let my right hand forget its skill!6   Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,    if I do not remember you,  if I do not set Jerusalem    above my highest joy! 7   Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites    the day of Jerusalem,  how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,    down to its foundations!”8   O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,    blessed shall he be who repays you    with what you have done to us!9   Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones    and dashes them against the rock! Footnotes [1] 137:2 Or poplars (ESV) Pentateuch and History: Job 25–26 Job 25–26 (Listen) Bildad Speaks: Man Cannot Be Righteous 25 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered and said: 2   “Dominion and fear are with God;1    he makes peace in his high heaven.3   Is there any number to his armies?    Upon whom does his light not arise?4   How then can man be in the right before God?    How can he who is born of woman be pure?5   Behold, even the moon is not bright,    and the stars are not pure in his eyes;6   how much less man, who is a maggot,    and the son of man, who is a worm!” Job Replies: God's Majesty Is Unsearchable 26 Then Job answered and said: 2   “How you have helped him who has no power!    How you have saved the arm that has no strength!3   How you have counseled him who has no wisdom,    and plentifully declared sound knowledge!4   With whose help have you uttered words,    and whose breath has come out from you?5   The dead tremble    under the waters and their inhabitants.6   Sheol is naked before God,2    and Abaddon has no covering.7   He stretches out the north over the void    and hangs the earth on nothing.8   He binds up the waters in his thick clouds,    and the cloud is not split open under them.9   He covers the face of the full moon3    and spreads over it his cloud.10   He has inscribed a circle on the face of the waters    at the boundary between light and darkness.11   The pillars of heaven tremble    and are astounded at his rebuke.12   By his power he stilled the sea;    by his understanding he shattered Rahab.13   By his wind the heavens were made fair;    his hand pierced the fleeing serpent.14   Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways,    and how small a whisper do we hear of him!    But the thunder of his power who can understand?” Footnotes [1] 25:2 Hebrew him [2] 26:6 Hebrew him [3] 26:9 Or his throne (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 46–47 Isaiah 46–47 (Listen) The Idols of Babylon and the One True God 46   Bel bows down; Nebo stoops;    their idols are on beasts and livestock;  these things you carry are borne    as burdens on weary beasts.2   They stoop; they bow down together;    they cannot save the burden,    but themselves go into captivity. 3   “Listen to me, O house of Jacob,    all the remnant of the house of Israel,  who have been borne by me from before your birth,    carried from the womb;4   even to your old age I am he,    and to gray hairs I will carry you.  I have made, and I will bear;    I will carry and will save. 5   “To whom will you liken me and make me equal,    and compare me, that we may be alike?6   Those who lavish gold from the purse,    and weigh out silver in the scales,  hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god;    then they fall down and worship!7   They lift it to their shoulders, they carry it,    they set it in its place, and it stands there;    it cannot move from its place.  If one cries to it, it does not answer    or save him from his trouble. 8   “Remember this and stand firm,    recall it to mind, you transgressors,9     remember the former things of old;  for I am God, and there is no other;    I am God, and there is none like me,10   declaring the end from the beginning    and from ancient times things not yet done,  saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,    and I will accomplish all my purpose,'11   calling a bird of prey from the east,    the man of my counsel from a far country.  I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass;    I have purposed, and I will do it. 12   “Listen to me, you stubborn of heart,    you who are far from righteousness:13   I bring near my righteousness; it is not far off,    and my salvation will not delay;  I will put salvation in Zion,    for Israel my glory.” The Humiliation of Babylon 47   Come down and sit in the dust,    O virgin daughter of Babylon;  sit on the ground without a throne,    O daughter of the Chaldeans!  For you shall no more be called    tender and delicate.2   Take the millstones and grind flour,    put off your veil,  strip off your robe, uncover your legs,    pass through the rivers.3   Your nakedness shall be uncovered,    and your disgrace shall be seen.  I will take vengeance,    and I will spare no one.4   Our Redeemer—the LORD of hosts is his name—    is the Holy One of Israel. 5   Sit in silence, and go into darkness,    O daughter of the Chaldeans;  for you shall no more be called    the mistress of kingdoms.6   I was angry with my people;    I profaned my heritage;  I gave them into your hand;    you showed them no mercy;  on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy.7   You said, “I shall be mistress forever,”    so that you did not lay these things to heart    or remember their end. 8   Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures,    who sit securely,  who say in your heart,    “I am, and there is no one besides me;  I shall not sit as a widow    or know the loss of children”:9   These two things shall come to you    in a moment, in one day;  the loss of children and widowhood    shall come upon you in full measure,  in spite of your many sorceries    and the great power of your enchantments. 10   You felt secure in your wickedness;    you said, “No one sees me”;  your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray,  and you said in your heart,    “I am, and there is no one besides me.”11   But evil shall come upon you,    which you will not know how to charm away;  disaster shall fall upon you,    for which you will not be able to atone;  and ruin shall come upon you suddenly,    of which you know nothing. 12   Stand fast in your enchantments    and your many sorceries,    with which you have labored from your youth;  perhaps you may be able to succeed;    perhaps you may inspire terror.13   You are wearied with your many counsels;    let them stand forth and save you,  those who divide the heavens,    who gaze at the stars,  who at the new moons make known    what shall come upon you. 14   Behold, they are like stubble;    the fire consumes them;  they cannot deliver themselves    from the power of the flame.  No coal for warming oneself is this,    no fire to sit before!15   Such to you are those with whom you have labored,    who have done business with you from your youth;  they wander about, each in his own direction;    there is no one to save you. (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Revelation 7–8:5 Revelation 7–8:5 (Listen) The 144,000 of Israel Sealed 7 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth, that no wind might blow on earth or sea or against any tree. 2 Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, 3 saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4 And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel: 5   12,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,  12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,  12,000 from the tribe of Gad,6   12,000 from the tribe of Asher,  12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,  12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,7   12,000 from the tribe of Simeon,  12,000 from the tribe of Levi,  12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,8   12,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,  12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,  12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed. A Great Multitude from Every Nation 9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.” 13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14 I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15   “Therefore they are before the throne of God,    and serve him day and night in his temple;    and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.16   They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;    the sun shall not strike them,    nor any scorching heat.17   For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,    and he will guide them to springs of living water,  and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” The Seventh Seal and the Golden Censer 8 When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. 2 Then I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them. 3 And another angel came and stood at the altar with a golden censer, and he was given much incense to offer with the prayers of all the saints on the golden altar before the throne, 4 and the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, rose before God from the hand of the angel. 5 Then the angel took the censer and filled it with fire from the altar and threw it on the earth, and there were peals of thunder, rumblings,1 flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. Footnotes [1] 8:5 Or voices, or sounds (ESV)

ESV: Every Day in the Word
December 17: Hosea 6–9; John 11:1–54; Psalm 137; Proverbs 30:7–9

ESV: Every Day in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 16:11


Old Testament: Hosea 6–9 Hosea 6–9 (Listen) Israel and Judah Are Unrepentant 6   “Come, let us return to the LORD;    for he has torn us, that he may heal us;    he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.2   After two days he will revive us;    on the third day he will raise us up,    that we may live before him.3   Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD;    his going out is sure as the dawn;  he will come to us as the showers,    as the spring rains that water the earth.” 4   What shall I do with you, O Ephraim?    What shall I do with you, O Judah?  Your love is like a morning cloud,    like the dew that goes early away.5   Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets;    I have slain them by the words of my mouth,    and my judgment goes forth as the light.6   For I desire steadfast love1 and not sacrifice,    the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. 7   But like Adam they transgressed the covenant;    there they dealt faithlessly with me.8   Gilead is a city of evildoers,    tracked with blood.9   As robbers lie in wait for a man,    so the priests band together;  they murder on the way to Shechem;    they commit villainy.10   In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing;    Ephraim's whoredom is there; Israel is defiled. 11   For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed.   When I restore the fortunes of my people,7   when I would heal Israel,    the iniquity of Ephraim is revealed,    and the evil deeds of Samaria,  for they deal falsely;    the thief breaks in,    and the bandits raid outside.2   But they do not consider    that I remember all their evil.  Now their deeds surround them;    they are before my face.3   By their evil they make the king glad,    and the princes by their treachery.4   They are all adulterers;    they are like a heated oven  whose baker ceases to stir the fire,    from the kneading of the dough    until it is leavened.5   On the day of our king, the princes    became sick with the heat of wine;    he stretched out his hand with mockers.6   For with hearts like an oven they approach their intrigue;    all night their anger smolders;    in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.7   All of them are hot as an oven,    and they devour their rulers.  All their kings have fallen,    and none of them calls upon me. 8   Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples;    Ephraim is a cake not turned.9   Strangers devour his strength,    and he knows it not;  gray hairs are sprinkled upon him,    and he knows it not.10   The pride of Israel testifies to his face;2    yet they do not return to the LORD their God,    nor seek him, for all this. 11   Ephraim is like a dove,    silly and without sense,    calling to Egypt, going to Assyria.12   As they go, I will spread over them my net;    I will bring them down like birds of the heavens;    I will discipline them according to the report made to their congregation.13   Woe to them, for they have strayed from me!    Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against me!  I would redeem them,    but they speak lies against me. 14   They do not cry to me from the heart,    but they wail upon their beds;  for grain and wine they gash themselves;    they rebel against me.15   Although I trained and strengthened their arms,    yet they devise evil against me.16   They return, but not upward;3    they are like a treacherous bow;  their princes shall fall by the sword    because of the insolence of their tongue.  This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt. Israel Will Reap the Whirlwind 8   Set the trumpet to your lips!    One like a vulture is over the house of the LORD,  because they have transgressed my covenant    and rebelled against my law.2   To me they cry,    “My God, we—Israel—know you.”3   Israel has spurned the good;    the enemy shall pursue him. 4   They made kings, but not through me.    They set up princes, but I knew it not.  With their silver and gold they made idols    for their own destruction.5   I have4 spurned your calf, O Samaria.    My anger burns against them.  How long will they be incapable of innocence?6   For it is from Israel;  a craftsman made it;    it is not God.  The calf of Samaria    shall be broken to pieces.5 7   For they sow the wind,    and they shall reap the whirlwind.  The standing grain has no heads;    it shall yield no flour;  if it were to yield,    strangers would devour it.8   Israel is swallowed up;    already they are among the nations    as a useless vessel.9   For they have gone up to Assyria,    a wild donkey wandering alone;    Ephraim has hired lovers.10   Though they hire allies among the nations,    I will soon gather them up.  And the king and princes shall soon writhe    because of the tribute. 11   Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sinning,    they have become to him altars for sinning.12   Were I to write for him my laws by the ten thousands,    they would be regarded as a strange thing.13   As for my sacrificial offerings,    they sacrifice meat and eat it,    but the LORD does not accept them.  Now he will remember their iniquity    and punish their sins;    they shall return to Egypt.14   For Israel has forgotten his Maker    and built palaces,  and Judah has multiplied fortified cities;    so I will send a fire upon his cities,    and it shall devour her strongholds. The Lord Will Punish Israel 9   Rejoice not, O Israel!    Exult not like the peoples;  for you have played the whore, forsaking your God.    You have loved a prostitute's wages    on all threshing floors.2   Threshing floor and wine vat shall not feed them,    and the new wine shall fail them.3   They shall not remain in the land of the LORD,    but Ephraim shall return to Egypt,    and they shall eat unclean food in Assyria. 4   They shall not pour drink offerings of wine to the LORD,    and their sacrifices shall not please him.  It shall be like mourners' bread to them;    all who eat of it shall be defiled;  for their bread shall be for their hunger only;    it shall not come to the house of the LORD. 5   What will you do on the day of the appointed festival,    and on the day of the feast of the LORD?6   For behold, they are going away from destruction;    but Egypt shall gather them;    Memphis shall bury them.  Nettles shall possess their precious things of silver;    thorns shall be in their tents. 7   The days of punishment have come;    the days of recompense have come;    Israel shall know it.  The prophet is a fool;    the man of the spirit is mad,  because of your great iniquity    and great hatred.8   The prophet is the watchman of Ephraim with my God;  yet a fowler's snare is on all his ways,    and hatred in the house of his God.9   They have deeply corrupted themselves    as in the days of Gibeah:  he will remember their iniquity;    he will punish their sins. 10   Like grapes in the wilderness,    I found Israel.  Like the first fruit on the fig tree    in its first season,    I saw your fathers.  But they came to Baal-peor    and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame,    and became detestable like the thing they loved.11   Ephraim's glory shall fly away like a bird—    no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!12   Even if they bring up children,    I will bereave them till none is left.  Woe to them    when I depart from them!13   Ephraim, as I have seen, was like a young palm6 planted in a meadow;    but Ephraim must lead his children out to slaughter.714   Give them, O LORD—    what will you give?  Give them a miscarrying womb    and dry breasts. 15   Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal;    there I began to hate them.  Because of the wickedness of their deeds    I will drive them out of my house.  I will love them no more;    all their princes are rebels. 16   Ephraim is stricken;    their root is dried up;    they shall bear no fruit.  Even though they give birth,    I will put their beloved children to death.17   My God will reject them    because they have not listened to him;    they shall be wanderers among the nations. Footnotes [1] 6:6 Septuagint mercy [2] 7:10 Or in his presence [3] 7:16 Or to the Most High [4] 8:5 Hebrew He has [5] 8:6 Or shall go up in flames [6] 9:13 Or like Tyre [7] 9:13 Hebrew to him who slaughters (ESV) New Testament: John 11:1–54 John 11:1–54 (Listen) The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So, when he heard that Lazarus1 was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. 7 Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” 8 The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. 10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11 After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” 12 The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” 16 So Thomas, called the Twin,2 said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” I Am the Resurrection and the Life 17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles3 off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.4 Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to him, “Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world.” Jesus Weeps 28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.” 29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved5 in his spirit and greatly troubled. 34 And he said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to him, “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” 37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?” Jesus Raises Lazarus 38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?” 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said these thi

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year
December 17: Hosea 6–9; Psalm 137; 1 Peter 3–5

ESV: Through the Bible in a Year

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 17:05


Old Testament: Hosea 6–9 Hosea 6–9 (Listen) Israel and Judah Are Unrepentant 6   “Come, let us return to the LORD;    for he has torn us, that he may heal us;    he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.2   After two days he will revive us;    on the third day he will raise us up,    that we may live before him.3   Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD;    his going out is sure as the dawn;  he will come to us as the showers,    as the spring rains that water the earth.” 4   What shall I do with you, O Ephraim?    What shall I do with you, O Judah?  Your love is like a morning cloud,    like the dew that goes early away.5   Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets;    I have slain them by the words of my mouth,    and my judgment goes forth as the light.6   For I desire steadfast love1 and not sacrifice,    the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. 7   But like Adam they transgressed the covenant;    there they dealt faithlessly with me.8   Gilead is a city of evildoers,    tracked with blood.9   As robbers lie in wait for a man,    so the priests band together;  they murder on the way to Shechem;    they commit villainy.10   In the house of Israel I have seen a horrible thing;    Ephraim's whoredom is there; Israel is defiled. 11   For you also, O Judah, a harvest is appointed.   When I restore the fortunes of my people,7   when I would heal Israel,    the iniquity of Ephraim is revealed,    and the evil deeds of Samaria,  for they deal falsely;    the thief breaks in,    and the bandits raid outside.2   But they do not consider    that I remember all their evil.  Now their deeds surround them;    they are before my face.3   By their evil they make the king glad,    and the princes by their treachery.4   They are all adulterers;    they are like a heated oven  whose baker ceases to stir the fire,    from the kneading of the dough    until it is leavened.5   On the day of our king, the princes    became sick with the heat of wine;    he stretched out his hand with mockers.6   For with hearts like an oven they approach their intrigue;    all night their anger smolders;    in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.7   All of them are hot as an oven,    and they devour their rulers.  All their kings have fallen,    and none of them calls upon me. 8   Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples;    Ephraim is a cake not turned.9   Strangers devour his strength,    and he knows it not;  gray hairs are sprinkled upon him,    and he knows it not.10   The pride of Israel testifies to his face;2    yet they do not return to the LORD their God,    nor seek him, for all this. 11   Ephraim is like a dove,    silly and without sense,    calling to Egypt, going to Assyria.12   As they go, I will spread over them my net;    I will bring them down like birds of the heavens;    I will discipline them according to the report made to their congregation.13   Woe to them, for they have strayed from me!    Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against me!  I would redeem them,    but they speak lies against me. 14   They do not cry to me from the heart,    but they wail upon their beds;  for grain and wine they gash themselves;    they rebel against me.15   Although I trained and strengthened their arms,    yet they devise evil against me.16   They return, but not upward;3    they are like a treacherous bow;  their princes shall fall by the sword    because of the insolence of their tongue.  This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt. Israel Will Reap the Whirlwind 8   Set the trumpet to your lips!    One like a vulture is over the house of the LORD,  because they have transgressed my covenant    and rebelled against my law.2   To me they cry,    “My God, we—Israel—know you.”3   Israel has spurned the good;    the enemy shall pursue him. 4   They made kings, but not through me.    They set up princes, but I knew it not.  With their silver and gold they made idols    for their own destruction.5   I have4 spurned your calf, O Samaria.    My anger burns against them.  How long will they be incapable of innocence?6   For it is from Israel;  a craftsman made it;    it is not God.  The calf of Samaria    shall be broken to pieces.5 7   For they sow the wind,    and they shall reap the whirlwind.  The standing grain has no heads;    it shall yield no flour;  if it were to yield,    strangers would devour it.8   Israel is swallowed up;    already they are among the nations    as a useless vessel.9   For they have gone up to Assyria,    a wild donkey wandering alone;    Ephraim has hired lovers.10   Though they hire allies among the nations,    I will soon gather them up.  And the king and princes shall soon writhe    because of the tribute. 11   Because Ephraim has multiplied altars for sinning,    they have become to him altars for sinning.12   Were I to write for him my laws by the ten thousands,    they would be regarded as a strange thing.13   As for my sacrificial offerings,    they sacrifice meat and eat it,    but the LORD does not accept them.  Now he will remember their iniquity    and punish their sins;    they shall return to Egypt.14   For Israel has forgotten his Maker    and built palaces,  and Judah has multiplied fortified cities;    so I will send a fire upon his cities,    and it shall devour her strongholds. The Lord Will Punish Israel 9   Rejoice not, O Israel!    Exult not like the peoples;  for you have played the whore, forsaking your God.    You have loved a prostitute's wages    on all threshing floors.2   Threshing floor and wine vat shall not feed them,    and the new wine shall fail them.3   They shall not remain in the land of the LORD,    but Ephraim shall return to Egypt,    and they shall eat unclean food in Assyria. 4   They shall not pour drink offerings of wine to the LORD,    and their sacrifices shall not please him.  It shall be like mourners' bread to them;    all who eat of it shall be defiled;  for their bread shall be for their hunger only;    it shall not come to the house of the LORD. 5   What will you do on the day of the appointed festival,    and on the day of the feast of the LORD?6   For behold, they are going away from destruction;    but Egypt shall gather them;    Memphis shall bury them.  Nettles shall possess their precious things of silver;    thorns shall be in their tents. 7   The days of punishment have come;    the days of recompense have come;    Israel shall know it.  The prophet is a fool;    the man of the spirit is mad,  because of your great iniquity    and great hatred.8   The prophet is the watchman of Ephraim with my God;  yet a fowler's snare is on all his ways,    and hatred in the house of his God.9   They have deeply corrupted themselves    as in the days of Gibeah:  he will remember their iniquity;    he will punish their sins. 10   Like grapes in the wilderness,    I found Israel.  Like the first fruit on the fig tree    in its first season,    I saw your fathers.  But they came to Baal-peor    and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame,    and became detestable like the thing they loved.11   Ephraim's glory shall fly away like a bird—    no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!12   Even if they bring up children,    I will bereave them till none is left.  Woe to them    when I depart from them!13   Ephraim, as I have seen, was like a young palm6 planted in a meadow;    but Ephraim must lead his children out to slaughter.714   Give them, O LORD—    what will you give?  Give them a miscarrying womb    and dry breasts. 15   Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal;    there I began to hate them.  Because of the wickedness of their deeds    I will drive them out of my house.  I will love them no more;    all their princes are rebels. 16   Ephraim is stricken;    their root is dried up;    they shall bear no fruit.  Even though they give birth,    I will put their beloved children to death.17   My God will reject them    because they have not listened to him;    they shall be wanderers among the nations. Footnotes [1] 6:6 Septuagint mercy [2] 7:10 Or in his presence [3] 7:16 Or to the Most High [4] 8:5 Hebrew He has [5] 8:6 Or shall go up in flames [6] 9:13 Or like Tyre [7] 9:13 Hebrew to him who slaughters (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 137 Psalm 137 (Listen) How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137   By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2   On the willows1 there    we hung up our lyres.3   For there our captors    required of us songs,  and our tormentors, mirth, saying,    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4   How shall we sing the LORD's song    in a foreign land?5   If I forget you, O Jerusalem,    let my right hand forget its skill!6   Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,    if I do not remember you,  if I do not set Jerusalem    above my highest joy! 7   Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites    the day of Jerusalem,  how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,    down to its foundations!”8   O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,    blessed shall he be who repays you    with what you have done to us!9   Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones    and dashes them against the rock! Footnotes [1] 137:2 Or poplars (ESV) New Testament: 1 Peter 3–5 1 Peter 3–5 (Listen) Wives and Husbands 3 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they see your respectful and pure conduct. 3 Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—4 but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God's sight is very precious. 5 For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening. 7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you1 of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. Suffering for Righteousness' Sake 8 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For   “Whoever desires to love life    and see good days,  let him keep his tongue from evil    and his lips from speaking deceit;11   let him turn away from evil and do good;    let him seek peace and pursue it.12   For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,    and his ears are open to their prayer.  But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Building your house on the word from God
The divided kingdom: God penalizes king Solomon because he worships other gods in his old age

Building your house on the word from God

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 28:54


Jesus Ministries, Joan Boney  ...  The Kings of the children of Israel:   * Saul (I Samuel 9-10) * David  (I Samuel 16:13) * Solomon  (I Kings 1:32-39)   The Divided Kingdom:   (Judah & Israel)     I Kings 11:11-13   Judah:  Rehoboam son of Solomon was king   Israel :  (10 tribes)  Jeroboam was king.     I Kings 15:6   And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all the days of his life.   From the time of Rehoboam and Jeroboam, the kingdom was divided into Judah and Israel and many kings reigned over the divided nations through the coming years.   With many of the kings, their works were evil in the sight of God.  Great penalties followed the evil works.  

Seeking the Gospel Truth
212.9: Obadiah: The Little Book with a Mighty Punch From God to the World

Seeking the Gospel Truth

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 16:43


Family feuds are tough. Unfortunately, it all centers on pride. For many years, my mom's sister refused to communicate with me or my parents. All over a disagreement my aunt had with my dad. I had nothing to do with it, yet, I was also shunned. Both very prideful, neither would apologize, neither would back down. Even after I moved to Miami, just a few miles away from her, it wasn't until my dad passed away that she finally reached out to me. The Old Testament is full of family feuds, but the one highlighted by the prophet Obadiah, stems way back to the twin boys, Jacob and Esau in Genesis 25. For years, Israel (Jacob) was more powerful that Edom (Esau). Interestingly enough, the Edomites were atheists. Where the Israelites were supposed to worship God, and the other area nations had their respective false gods, Edom worshiped no one but themselves. They behaved badly against their own kin and God here is fed up with them. Let's dig in… Keep reading in my blog where there are links to dig deeper and watch the special video at the bottom…. If you want to reap all the benefits of salvation including the 1-way, non-stop ticket to Heaven then… Believe. Repent. Be Baptized. Receive the Holy Spirit. Pray this prayer humbly and wholeheartedly… “Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. Please forgive me. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and my life to you. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. I surrender my whole life to you and I will follow you for the rest of my life. Thank You, Jesus, for saving me. In Jesus' name, Amen.” Or visit: https://giselleaguiar.com/how-to-invite-jesus-into-your-heart/ FREE Ebook! The Catholic Mission Field in Our Backyards How to help open the eyes of your Catholic friends and family to the Truth about the Salvation of Jesus Christ (without starting a battle). A Guide for born-again Christians. https://giselleaguiar.com/free-ebook-the-catholic-mission-field-in-our-backyards/ Which is the Best Study Bible to Give a Catholic? (affiliate link) http://giselleaguiar.com/which-study-bible-is-best-to-give-a-catholic/ This is a daily podcast, published each evening. Subscribe so can get to know God. And please share this with your friends. Soli Deo Gloria — To God Alone Be the Glory! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/seek-the-truth/message

Building your house on the word from God
King Solomon: His greatest moment. And Solomon‘s downfall.

Building your house on the word from God

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 11:14


Jesus Ministries, Joan Boney  ...  I Kings 3   3 And Solomon loved the LORD, walking in the statutes of David his father: only he sacrificed and burnt incense in high places. 4 And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon that altar. 5 In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night:  and God said, Ask what I shall give thee. 6 And Solomon said, THOU hast shewed unto THY servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before THEE in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with THEE; and THOU hast kept for him this great kindness, that THOU hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. 7 And now, O LORD my God, THOU hast made THY servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. 8 And THY servant is in the midst of THY people which THOU hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. 9

BIBLE PROPHECY RADIO
EPISODE 234 WHERE DO YOU FIT IN GOD'S GREAT PLAN? DO WE HAVE A GREAT FUTURE? WHAT WILL BECOME OF EDOM AND THE EDOMITES? WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST?

BIBLE PROPHECY RADIO

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 29:54


In this 'EPISODE 234 WHERE DO YOU FIT IN GOD'S GREAT PLAN? DO WE HAVE A GREAT FUTURE? WHAT WILL BECOME OF EDOM AND THE EDOMITES? WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST?' author and host Elbert Hardy of itellwhy.com, covers several Bible scriptures about the coming World Government. Expect some great surprises that include you and your family!

The Chronological Bible, Daily

The Lord's vengeance will fall on the Ammonites, on the Moabites and Edomites, and on the Philistines. The post Ezekiel 25 appeared first on Sacred Text Daily.

The Daily Practice

Psalm 60[a] For the director of music. To the tune of “The Lily of the Covenant.” A miktam[b] of David. For teaching. When he fought Aram Naharaim[c] and Aram Zobah,[d] and when Joab returned and struck down twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 1 You have rejected us, God, and burst upon us;     you have been angry—now restore us! 2 You have shaken the land and torn it open;     mend its fractures, for it is quaking. 3 You have shown your people desperate times;     you have given us wine that makes us stagger. 4 But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner     to be unfurled against the bow.[e] 5 Save us and help us with your right hand,     that those you love may be delivered. 6 God has spoken from his sanctuary:     “In triumph I will parcel out Shechem     and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth. 7 Gilead is mine, and Manasseh is mine;     Ephraim is my helmet,     Judah is my scepter. 8 Moab is my washbasin,     on Edom I toss my sandal;     over Philistia I shout in triumph.” 9 Who will bring me to the fortified city?     Who will lead me to Edom? 10 Is it not you, God, you who have now rejected us     and no longer go out with our armies? 11 Give us aid against the enemy,     for human help is worthless. 12 With God we will gain the victory,     and he will trample down our enemies.

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
November 27: Psalm 137; Psalm 144; Psalm 104; Micah 7:11–20; 1 Peter 4:7–19; Matthew 20:29–34

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 10:22


Proper 29 First Psalm: Psalm 137; Psalm 144 Psalm 137 (Listen) How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137   By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2   On the willows1 there    we hung up our lyres.3   For there our captors    required of us songs,  and our tormentors, mirth, saying,    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4   How shall we sing the LORD's song    in a foreign land?5   If I forget you, O Jerusalem,    let my right hand forget its skill!6   Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,    if I do not remember you,  if I do not set Jerusalem    above my highest joy! 7   Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites    the day of Jerusalem,  how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,    down to its foundations!”8   O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,    blessed shall he be who repays you    with what you have done to us!9   Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones    and dashes them against the rock! Footnotes [1] 137:2 Or poplars (ESV) Psalm 144 (Listen) My Rock and My Fortress Of David. 144   Blessed be the LORD, my rock,    who trains my hands for war,    and my fingers for battle;2   he is my steadfast love and my fortress,    my stronghold and my deliverer,  my shield and he in whom I take refuge,    who subdues peoples1 under me. 3   O LORD, what is man that you regard him,    or the son of man that you think of him?4   Man is like a breath;    his days are like a passing shadow. 5   Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down!    Touch the mountains so that they smoke!6   Flash forth the lightning and scatter them;    send out your arrows and rout them!7   Stretch out your hand from on high;    rescue me and deliver me from the many waters,    from the hand of foreigners,8   whose mouths speak lies    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 9   I will sing a new song to you, O God;    upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,10   who gives victory to kings,    who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.11   Rescue me and deliver me    from the hand of foreigners,  whose mouths speak lies    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 12   May our sons in their youth    be like plants full grown,  our daughters like corner pillars    cut for the structure of a palace;13   may our granaries be full,    providing all kinds of produce;  may our sheep bring forth thousands    and ten thousands in our fields;14   may our cattle be heavy with young,    suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;2  may there be no cry of distress in our streets!15   Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!    Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD! Footnotes [1] 144:2 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Dead Sea Scroll, Jerome, Syriac, Aquila; most Hebrew manuscripts subdues my people [2] 144:14 Hebrew with no breaking in or going out (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 104 Psalm 104 (Listen) O Lord My God, You Are Very Great 104   Bless the LORD, O my soul!    O LORD my God, you are very great!  You are clothed with splendor and majesty,2     covering yourself with light as with a garment,    stretching out the heavens like a tent.3   He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;  he makes the clouds his chariot;    he rides on the wings of the wind;4   he makes his messengers winds,    his ministers a flaming fire. 5   He set the earth on its foundations,    so that it should never be moved.6   You covered it with the deep as with a garment;    the waters stood above the mountains.7   At your rebuke they fled;    at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.8   The mountains rose, the valleys sank down    to the place that you appointed for them.9   You set a boundary that they may not pass,    so that they might not again cover the earth. 10   You make springs gush forth in the valleys;    they flow between the hills;11   they give drink to every beast of the field;    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.12   Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;    they sing among the branches.13   From your lofty abode you water the mountains;    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 14   You cause the grass to grow for the livestock    and plants for man to cultivate,  that he may bring forth food from the earth15     and wine to gladden the heart of man,  oil to make his face shine    and bread to strengthen man's heart. 16   The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly,    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.17   In them the birds build their nests;    the stork has her home in the fir trees.18   The high mountains are for the wild goats;    the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers. 19   He made the moon to mark the seasons;1    the sun knows its time for setting.20   You make darkness, and it is night,    when all the beasts of the forest creep about.21   The young lions roar for their prey,    seeking their food from God.22   When the sun rises, they steal away    and lie down in their dens.23   Man goes out to his work    and to his labor until the evening. 24   O LORD, how manifold are your works!    In wisdom have you made them all;    the earth is full of your creatures.25   Here is the sea, great and wide,    which teems with creatures innumerable,    living things both small and great.26   There go the ships,    and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.2 27   These all look to you,    to give them their food in due season.28   When you give it to them, they gather it up;    when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.29   When you hide your face, they are dismayed;    when you take away their breath, they die    and return to their dust.30   When you send forth your Spirit,3 they are created,    and you renew the face of the ground. 31   May the glory of the LORD endure forever;    may the LORD rejoice in his works,32   who looks on the earth and it trembles,    who touches the mountains and they smoke!33   I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.34   May my meditation be pleasing to him,    for I rejoice in the LORD.35   Let sinners be consumed from the earth,    and let the wicked be no more!  Bless the LORD, O my soul!  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 104:19 Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14) [2] 104:26 Or you formed to play with [3] 104:30 Or breath (ESV) Old Testament: Micah 7:11–20 Micah 7:11–20 (Listen) 11   A day for the building of your walls!    In that day the boundary shall be far extended.12   In that day they1 will come to you,    from Assyria and the cities of Egypt,  and from Egypt to the River,2    from sea to sea and from mountain to mountain.13   But the earth will be desolate    because of its inhabitants,    for the fruit of their deeds. 14   Shepherd your people with your staff,    the flock of your inheritance,  who dwell alone in a forest    in the midst of a garden land;3  let them graze in Bashan and Gilead    as in the days of old.15   As in the days when you came out of the land of Egypt,    I will show them4 marvelous things.16   The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might;  they shall lay their hands on their mouths;    their ears shall be deaf;17   they shall lick the dust like a serpent,    like the crawling things of the earth;  they shall come trembling out of their strongholds;    they shall turn in dread to the LORD our God,    and they shall be in fear of you. God's Steadfast Love and Compassion 18   Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity    and passing over transgression    for the remnant of his inheritance?  He does not retain his anger forever,    because he delights in steadfast love.19   He will again have compassion on us;    he will tread our iniquities underfoot.  You will cast all our5 sins    into the depths of the sea.20   You will show faithfulness to Jacob    and steadfast love to Abraham,  as you have sworn to our fathers    from the days of old. Footnotes [1] 7:12 Hebrew he [2] 7:12 That is, the Euphrates [3] 7:14 Hebrew of Carmel [4] 7:15 Hebrew him [5] 7:19 Hebrew their (ESV) New Testament: 1 Peter 4:7–19 1 Peter 4:7–19 (Listen) 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Suffering as a Christian 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory1 and of God rests upon you. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And   “If the righteous is scarcely saved,    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”2 19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. Footnotes [1] 4:14 Some manuscripts insert and of power [2] 4:18 Greek where will the ungodly and sinner appear? (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 20:29–34 Matthew 20:29–34 (Listen) Jesus Heals Two Blind Men 29 And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. 30 And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord,1 have mercy on us, Son of David!” 31 The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 32 And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?” 33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” 34 And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him. Footnotes [1] 20:30 Some manuscripts omit Lord (ESV)

Bible Companion Series
Deuteronomy Chapter Two, Israel told to avoid the territory of the Edomites, Moabites, and Ammonites

Bible Companion Series

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 10:48


Deuteronomy Chapter Two, Israel told to avoid the territory of the Edomites, Moabites, and Ammonites, defeat of Sihon, God instilled fear in their enemies, Scarlet Threads, Jesus Christ

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
November 23: 1 Chronicles 18; James 5; Jonah 2; Luke 7

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 13:15


With family: 1 Chronicles 18; James 5 1 Chronicles 18 (Listen) David Defeats His Enemies 18 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and he took Gath and its villages out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he defeated Moab, and the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. 3 David also defeated Hadadezer king of Zobah-Hamath, as he went to set up his monument1 at the river Euphrates. 4 And David took from him 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses, but left enough for 100 chariots. 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians. 6 Then David put garrisons2 in Syria of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the LORD gave victory to David3 wherever he went. 7 And David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Tibhath and from Cun, cities of Hadadezer, David took a large amount of bronze. With it Solomon made the bronze sea and the pillars and the vessels of bronze. 9 When Tou king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer, king of Zobah, 10 he sent his son Hadoram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him; for Hadadezer had often been at war with Tou. And he sent all sorts of articles of gold, of silver, and of bronze. 11 These also King David dedicated to the LORD, together with the silver and gold that he had carried off from all the nations, from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and Amalek. 12 And Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, killed 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 13 Then he put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went. David's Administration 14 So David reigned over all Israel, and he administered justice and equity to all his people. 15 And Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder; 16 and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests; and Shavsha was secretary; 17 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were the chief officials in the service of the king. Footnotes [1] 18:3 Hebrew hand [2] 18:6 Septuagint, Vulgate, 2 Samuel 8:6 (compare Syriac); Hebrew lacks garrisons [3] 18:6 Hebrew the Lord saved David; also verse 13 (ESV) James 5 (Listen) Warning to the Rich 5 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. 2 Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. 4 Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. 5 You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. Patience in Suffering 7 Be patient, therefore, brothers,1 until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. 8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door. 10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful. 12 But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation. The Prayer of Faith 13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.2 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. 18 Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit. 19 My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, 20 let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. Footnotes [1] 5:7 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 9, 10, 12, 19 [2] 5:16 Or The effective prayer of a righteous person has great power (ESV) In private: Jonah 2; Luke 7 Jonah 2 (Listen) Jonah's Prayer 2 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish, 2 saying,   “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress,    and he answered me;  out of the belly of Sheol I cried,    and you heard my voice.3   For you cast me into the deep,    into the heart of the seas,    and the flood surrounded me;  all your waves and your billows    passed over me.4   Then I said, ‘I am driven away    from your sight;  yet I shall again look    upon your holy temple.'5   The waters closed in over me to take my life;    the deep surrounded me;  weeds were wrapped about my head6     at the roots of the mountains.  I went down to the land    whose bars closed upon me forever;  yet you brought up my life from the pit,    O LORD my God.7   When my life was fainting away,    I remembered the LORD,  and my prayer came to you,    into your holy temple.8   Those who pay regard to vain idols    forsake their hope of steadfast love.9   But I with the voice of thanksgiving    will sacrifice to you;  what I have vowed I will pay.    Salvation belongs to the LORD!” 10 And the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land. (ESV) Luke 7 (Listen) Jesus Heals a Centurion's Servant 7 After he had finished all his sayings in the hearing of the people, he entered Capernaum. 2 Now a centurion had a servant1 who was sick and at the point of death, who was highly valued by him. 3 When the centurion2 heard about Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they pleaded with him earnestly, saying, “He is worthy to have you do this for him, 5 for he loves our nation, and he is the one who built us our synagogue.” 6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. 7 Therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. 8 For I too am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, ‘Go,' and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,' and he does it.” 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” 10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the servant well. Jesus Raises a Widow's Son 11 Soon afterward3 he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. 12 As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus4 gave him to his mother. 16 Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” 17 And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country. Messengers from John the Baptist 18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?'” 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers5 are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” 24 When John's messengers had gone, Jesus6 began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings' courts. 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written,   “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,    who will prepare your way before you.' 28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” 29 (When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just,7 having been baptized with the baptism of John, 30 but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.) 31 “To what then shall I compare the people of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another,   “‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;    we sang a dirge, and you did not weep.' 33 For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.' 34 The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' 35 Yet wisdom is justified by all her children.” A Sinful Woman Forgiven 36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment, 38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment. 39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.” 41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among8 themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Footnotes [1] 7:2 Or bondservant; also verses 3, 8, 10 [2] 7:3 Greek he [3] 7:11 Some manuscripts The next day [4] 7:15 Greek he [5] 7:22 Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13 [6] 7:24 Greek he [7] 7:29 Greek they justified God [8] 7:49 Or to (ESV)

Pure and Simple Bible
162 | Family Feud

Pure and Simple Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 28:18


To the Jewish reader almost three thousand years ago, a reference to Edom brought back a millennium of connected history. But a Bible student in the twenty first century AD likely will not see the same connections. With that in mind, we will consider some questions to help guide our study: Who were the Edomites? Are there any extra-biblical sources to confirm their place in history? What happened to them? What can we learn from them?

Read the Bible
November 21 – Vol. 2

Read the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 3:09


We earlier reflected on the judgments God pronounced on Edom, the nation made up of the descendants of Esau (and thus the distant cousins of the Israelites). Ezekiel is very explicit (Ezek. 35; see meditation for October 2); Hosea is less prosaic but says similar things (Hosea 13; see meditation for November 7). Here in Obadiah, an entire book (albeit a short one) is devoted to this theme. The time is after the sack of Jerusalem in 587 B.C., and possibly as late as the early postexilic period when the Jews started returning to the land. The fulfillment of these prophecies took place over an extended period. Certainly by 312 the capital of Edom was firmly in the hands of the Nabatean Arabs. A coalition of Arabs had been displacing the Edomites for more than a century. In the early period they were led by King Geshem, who in about 440 was one of Nehemiah's opponents.One must ask why the Old Testament prophets devote so much time and space to Edom.(1) Swelling through this little book is the theme of God's justice. If Edom could get away with her triumphalism and gloating, when her own conduct was no better than that of the nation of the Jews she mocked, then there is no justice.(2) The point can be universalized. “The day of the Lord is near for all nations. As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head” (Obadiah 15, italics added). Although in some ways Edom is unique (of the surrounding nations only she had blood ties to Israel), yet at another level she stands as an important model for all nations. When we see opponents fall, we had better recognize that God is the One who exacts temporal judgments—and one day all of us will face eternal judgment. Temporal judgments are thus God's prophetic announcement of what will happen to all. Jesus argues along similar lines (Luke 13:1–5) with respect to relatively small groups of individuals. Here Obadiah insists the same thing is true at the level of the nation. The Nazis fell: should we gloat and pat our backs in triumphalistic glee? Shall we not remember that Germany was a country of extraordinary education and technical competence, and it turned toward power, expansionism, and cascading evil—and fell? Should we not fear, and beg God for mercy that we might walk in integrity, honor, and love of virtue?(3) In some ways, Obadiah is a commentary on Amos 9:12. Like Judah, Edom is cut down. Nevertheless the hope of the world lies in Judah's future, not Edom's—and that kingdom is the Lord's (Obadiah 17, 21). That was reason enough not to despise God's covenant people, both then and now. This podcast is designed to be used alongside TGC's Read The Bible initiative (TGC.org/readthebible). The podcast features devotional commentaries from D.A. Carson's book For the Love of God (vol. 2) that follow the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan.

Commuter Bible OT
Ezekiel 35-36

Commuter Bible OT

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 14:16


Ezekiel 35 - 1:02 . Ezekiel 36 - 4:01 . Up next in the list of nations being rebuked by the Lord is the nation of Edom. Edom was on the short list of nations receiving prophetic rebuke along with Ammon, Moab, and Philistia when this section began back in chapter 25. Recall that the nation of Edom stems from Jacob's (aka Israel's) brother Esau, and they have been at odds more or less ever since the womb. Most recently, Edom participated in the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem during the Babylonian invasion. History reveals that in time the Edomites will be defeated by the Maccabees in 126 BC and incorporated into the Jewish state and would cease to exist by the year 6 AD. Later in our reading, Ezekial promises restoration for Israel, bringing them back into their own land.:::Christian Standard Bible translation.All music written and produced by John Burgess Ross.Co-produced by the Christian Standard Bible.facebook.com/commuterbibleinstagram.com/commuter_bibletwitter.com/CommuterPodpatreon.com/commuterbibleadmin@commuterbible.org

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
November 16: Psalm 107; 2 Kings 16; Isaiah 3–4; John 10:1–18

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 13:56


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 107 Psalm 107 (Listen) Book Five Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So 107   Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,    for his steadfast love endures forever!2   Let the redeemed of the LORD say so,    whom he has redeemed from trouble13   and gathered in from the lands,    from the east and from the west,    from the north and from the south. 4   Some wandered in desert wastes,    finding no way to a city to dwell in;5   hungry and thirsty,    their soul fainted within them.6   Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,    and he delivered them from their distress.7   He led them by a straight way    till they reached a city to dwell in.8   Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,    for his wondrous works to the children of man!9   For he satisfies the longing soul,    and the hungry soul he fills with good things. 10   Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death,    prisoners in affliction and in irons,11   for they had rebelled against the words of God,    and spurned the counsel of the Most High.12   So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor;    they fell down, with none to help.13   Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,    and he delivered them from their distress.14   He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death,    and burst their bonds apart.15   Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,    for his wondrous works to the children of man!16   For he shatters the doors of bronze    and cuts in two the bars of iron. 17   Some were fools through their sinful ways,    and because of their iniquities suffered affliction;18   they loathed any kind of food,    and they drew near to the gates of death.19   Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,    and he delivered them from their distress.20   He sent out his word and healed them,    and delivered them from their destruction.21   Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,    for his wondrous works to the children of man!22   And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving,    and tell of his deeds in songs of joy! 23   Some went down to the sea in ships,    doing business on the great waters;24   they saw the deeds of the LORD,    his wondrous works in the deep.25   For he commanded and raised the stormy wind,    which lifted up the waves of the sea.26   They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths;    their courage melted away in their evil plight;27   they reeled and staggered like drunken men    and were at their wits' end.228   Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble,    and he delivered them from their distress.29   He made the storm be still,    and the waves of the sea were hushed.30   Then they were glad that the waters3 were quiet,    and he brought them to their desired haven.31   Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love,    for his wondrous works to the children of man!32   Let them extol him in the congregation of the people,    and praise him in the assembly of the elders. 33   He turns rivers into a desert,    springs of water into thirsty ground,34   a fruitful land into a salty waste,    because of the evil of its inhabitants.35   He turns a desert into pools of water,    a parched land into springs of water.36   And there he lets the hungry dwell,    and they establish a city to live in;37   they sow fields and plant vineyards    and get a fruitful yield.38   By his blessing they multiply greatly,    and he does not let their livestock diminish. 39   When they are diminished and brought low    through oppression, evil, and sorrow,40   he pours contempt on princes    and makes them wander in trackless wastes;41   but he raises up the needy out of affliction    and makes their families like flocks.42   The upright see it and are glad,    and all wickedness shuts its mouth. 43   Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;    let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD. Footnotes [1] 107:2 Or from the hand of the foe [2] 107:27 Hebrew and all their wisdom was swallowed up [3] 107:30 Hebrew they (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Kings 16 2 Kings 16 (Listen) Ahaz Reigns in Judah 16 In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD his God, as his father David had done, 3 but he walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even burned his son as an offering,1 according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree. 5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to wage war on Jerusalem, and they besieged Ahaz but could not conquer him. 6 At that time Rezin the king of Syria recovered Elath for Syria and drove the men of Judah from Elath, and the Edomites came to Elath, where they dwell to this day. 7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, “I am your servant and your son. Come up and rescue me from the hand of the king of Syria and from the hand of the king of Israel, who are attacking me.” 8 Ahaz also took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD and in the treasures of the king's house and sent a present to the king of Assyria. 9 And the king of Assyria listened to him. The king of Assyria marched up against Damascus and took it, carrying its people captive to Kir, and he killed Rezin. 10 When King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, he saw the altar that was at Damascus. And King Ahaz sent to Uriah the priest a model of the altar, and its pattern, exact in all its details. 11 And Uriah the priest built the altar; in accordance with all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, so Uriah the priest made it, before King Ahaz arrived from Damascus. 12 And when the king came from Damascus, the king viewed the altar. Then the king drew near to the altar and went up on it 13 and burned his burnt offering and his grain offering and poured his drink offering and threw the blood of his peace offerings on the altar. 14 And the bronze altar that was before the LORD he removed from the front of the house, from the place between his altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of his altar. 15 And King Ahaz commanded Uriah the priest, saying, “On the great altar burn the morning burnt offering and the evening grain offering and the king's burnt offering and his grain offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their grain offering and their drink offering. And throw on it all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of the sacrifice, but the bronze altar shall be for me to inquire by.” 16 Uriah the priest did all this, as King Ahaz commanded. 17 And King Ahaz cut off the frames of the stands and removed the basin from them, and he took down the sea2 from off the bronze oxen that were under it and put it on a stone pedestal. 18 And the covered way for the Sabbath that had been built inside the house and the outer entrance for the king he caused to go around the house of the LORD, because of the king of Assyria. 19 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place. Footnotes [1] 16:3 Or made his son pass through the fire [2] 16:17 Compare 1 Kings 7:23 (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 3–4 Isaiah 3–4 (Listen) Judgment on Judah and Jerusalem 3   For behold, the Lord GOD of hosts    is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah  support and supply,1    all support of bread,    and all support of water;2   the mighty man and the soldier,    the judge and the prophet,    the diviner and the elder,3   the captain of fifty    and the man of rank,  the counselor and the skillful magician    and the expert in charms.4   And I will make boys their princes,    and infants2 shall rule over them.5   And the people will oppress one another,    every one his fellow    and every one his neighbor;  the youth will be insolent to the elder,    and the despised to the honorable. 6   For a man will take hold of his brother    in the house of his father, saying:  “You have a cloak;    you shall be our leader,  and this heap of ruins    shall be under your rule”;7   in that day he will speak out, saying:  “I will not be a healer;3    in my house there is neither bread nor cloak;  you shall not make me    leader of the people.”8   For Jerusalem has stumbled,    and Judah has fallen,  because their speech and their deeds are against the LORD,    defying his glorious presence.4 9   For the look on their faces bears witness against them;    they proclaim their sin like Sodom;    they do not hide it.  Woe to them!    For they have brought evil on themselves.10   Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them,    for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.11   Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him,    for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.12   My people—infants are their oppressors,    and women rule over them.  O my people, your guides mislead you    and they have swallowed up5 the course of your paths. 13   The LORD has taken his place to contend;    he stands to judge peoples.14   The LORD will enter into judgment    with the elders and princes of his people:  “It is you who have devoured6 the vineyard,    the spoil of the poor is in your houses.15   What do you mean by crushing my people,    by grinding the face of the poor?”      declares the Lord GOD of hosts. 16   The LORD said:  Because the daughters of Zion are haughty    and walk with outstretched necks,    glancing wantonly with their eyes,  mincing along as they go,    tinkling with their feet,17   therefore the Lord will strike with a scab    the heads of the daughters of Zion,    and the LORD will lay bare their secret parts. 18 In that day the Lord will take away the finery of the anklets, the headbands, and the crescents; 19 the pendants, the bracelets, and the scarves; 20 the headdresses, the armlets, the sashes, the perfume boxes, and the amulets; 21 the signet rings and nose rings; 22 the festal robes, the mantles, the cloaks, and the handbags; 23 the mirrors, the linen garments, the turbans, and the veils. 24   Instead of perfume there will be rottenness;    and instead of a belt, a rope;  and instead of well-set hair, baldness;    and instead of a rich robe, a skirt of sackcloth;    and branding instead of beauty.25   Your men shall fall by the sword    and your mighty men in battle.26   And her gates shall lament and mourn;    empty, she shall sit on the ground. 4 And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying, “We will eat our own bread and wear our own clothes, only let us be called by your name; take away our reproach.” The Branch of the Lord Glorified 2 In that day the branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. 3 And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, 4 when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning.7 5 Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy. 6 There will be a booth for shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain. Footnotes [1] 3:1 Hebrew staff [2] 3:4 Or caprice [3] 3:7 Hebrew binder of wounds [4] 3:8 Hebrew the eyes of his glory [5] 3:12 Or they have confused [6] 3:14 Or grazed over; compare Exodus 22:5 [7] 4:4 Or purging (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: John 10:1–18 John 10:1–18 (Listen) I Am the Good Shepherd 10 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. 7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.” (ESV)

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries
UBBS 11.14.2021

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 119:25


Delivered From Captivity (9) (Audio) David Eells - 11/14/21 Religion Kills Adriana Santoro - 2019 I dreamed what seemed like the end of the world. (God's judgments upon the wicked will bring the world as we've known it to an end.) I was standing on the ledge of a building holding hands with people who were all lined up along this ledge watching the destruction of earth. (A ledge of a building represents the narrow Way on which we enter the kingdom of Heaven and also the cleft of the Rock where the saints are hidden in Christ and have a safety in the passover from judgment.) I had a supernatural gift of vision, where I could pretty much see things telescopically. (Representing a gift of seeing and discerning spiritual things.) My sight drew me into a church building, where I could see people being strangled and killed. (The apostate church strangles the new life of Christ that is born in the saints by feeding them false doctrines.) The person killing all these people was wearing a white blanket over themselves; slitting people's throats and choking them one by one. When the person lifted up their garment, it was revealed to be Mother Mary. (Jesus referred to the Pharisees of His day as whited sepulchers full of dead men's bones because they appeared Holy on the outside but there was only death in them and their teachings. Religion has killed many people over the centuries especially the Catholic Church both physically and spiritually.) Then I woke up and was physically praying, 'Our Father'. (The 'Our Father' prayer is what Jesus taught His disciples to pray. It represents a more personal relationship with our Heavenly Father under the New Covenant.)   Holding a Form of Godliness  Marie Kelton - 9/30/21 (David's notes in red) I had dream of a black girl that was being taught by an older black lady. The black girl thought she was learning truth. (The black people in this dream represent the corporate bodies of the religious apostate leadership and their disciples. They walk in darkness and are submitted to darkness.)   The scene changed, and the black lady was wearing a dark, aqua-blue dress. She was wearing a lot of jewelry and looked like an African goddess. I knew in the dream that the young girl was dressed the same. (The apostate church leadership is ruled by the spirit of Jezebel and they teach their proselytes to believe and walk just as they walk, in rebellion to the Word and truth.) I heard chanting and it reminded me of witchcraft. (The Bible says in 1 Sa. 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim. Because thou hast rejected the word of Jehovah…) As I was waking up I heard this scripture, 2 Ti. 3:5  Holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away. (2 Ti. 3:1-7 But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; 5 holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore. From these also turn away. 6 For of these are they that creep into houses, and take captive silly women laden with sins, led away by divers lusts, 7 ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.)    Legalism Trying to Get Into David's House Winnie Osegueda- 8/20/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamt that me and Chuc had a bed in David's home that we slept on. It had burgundy or red bedding on it. It was like all of local UBM lived in David's house. (That would be the "house of David", meaning David and all of his spiritual seed.) I was taking a nap on the bed after the morning prayer meeting and a sister got on the bed and said that her and another sister like to take naps in this room, and that she specifically liked to take naps on the bed I was on. She specifically wanted to be on the right side, which was the side I was sleeping on. She was adamant that I move. I told her that me and Chuc sleep there. (In the world its people jokey for position and compete with one another “but the Lord says in Mat 23:11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.) It felt like we were having bit of a debate about it when David walked in and said, “I have the fire of the Lord going if y'all need to burn anything up.” (Representing the burning of the wood, hay, and stubble of the selfish life.)  He said it in a very kind, soft-spoken voice. I almost didn't hear him (This reminds me of the "still small voice" of God when He is convicting us and speaking to us).  I did, in fact, feel convicted about having any sort of debate and I invited this sister back to my place, which was in David's house, so we could further discuss the matter.  There was a pretty white door in David's house with glass in the top of the door where you could peek through, and the sister stood on her tippy-toes so she could see the fire he spoke of and what everyone was doing.  We passed through this door and went (by way of the fire) back to my place, which was still in David's house. We passed Chuc holding Zoé while she was napping, and we went into my kitchen. It was very nice with very light colored wood and a lot of pink decor. In real life I wouldn't do that, but in the dream it was beautiful and bright in there as well.  The sister and I sat down to talk and I told her it was a very large bed and we could just nap together; that there was room for the both of us. She seemed very content and agreed. (Everyone can enter the sabbath rest from our own works together.) Suddenly, there was a knock at the door we had in the kitchen, and there were these very young, red-headed, Orthodox Jewish boys. (Be careful to not be influenced by the law for this brings us to immaturity and under a curse as Paul said.) They had to be 8 or 9 years old. I could see through the door and, at first, they appeared to have beards and I said, "Oh, it's Jesus!" But then I realized, very quickly, that it wasn't and I was like "Uh, no it's not!” (Some think this is the Way of Jesus but it separates from Christ and His grace. Gal 5:1-4  For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.  2  Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.  3  Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.  4  Ye are severed from Christ, ye who would be justified by the law; ye are fallen away from grace.) The beards I thought I saw on their faces were no longer there. (I believe these people could represent different sects of Christianity who are under law to religions, confused, and do not have the real Jesus).  Behind the young boys were adults and other Jewish children as well. (They will bring with them more immature fruit) I remember  an overweight woman with dark wavy hair to her ears, and a dated hairstyle. She also had a large, black rolling suitcase.  I opened the door and I realized they were probably there to talk to us about their religion. I was sorry I had opened the door without letting David know first, because I could see the hesitancy on his face, however, he said to let them in. I invited them inside and we all went past the kitchen (To feed them a spiritually healthy diet of Biblical doctrine.) and into the living room area and sat on the sofas that were there.  A woman with long, dusty blonde, very light brown hair, who was part of our body here at UBM, got her guitar and began to sing a song about when the Messiah was born. I think I remember her saying the 17th, but I do not remember the month or year.  (I looked up the number 17 and I read the following: In the Bible the number 17 symbolizes "overcoming the enemy" and "complete victory." God overcame the sins of rebellious humans when he began to flood the earth through rain on the 17th of the second Hebrew month. Noah's ark and its eight passengers rested on the mountains of Ararat on the 17th of the seventh month (right in the middle of God's annual Holy period known as the Feast of Tabernacles). (First mentioned Joseph was 17 and was preserved through adverse circumstances.) Jesus Christ gained a complete victory over death and the grave when God resurrected him near sunset on Nisan 17 (Saturday, April 8, 30 A.D.) (I have heard this is so.) Once the group of Jewish people heard the song, they were immediately offended and got up and left the house. They did not want to hear about the real Messiah.  (This is the test that will weed out those who trust in their own works.)  I remember my friend, India, sitting next to me and said, “Wow, straight to the point!”, in regards to the woman singing about Jesus and who He is. (When I thought on this later, I thought about how we do not have time to sugar coat the truth and we have to be straightforward and honest about the God that we serve.)  After the visitors left, about a minute later, they knocked on the door of another area of David's house where Brandy and Amber were. For some reason they thought it was an entirely different household, but it was just another area of David's house. (Legalists will try many doors to invade for Satan is behind this test.) When Brandy opened the door, the overweight lady with the dark hair said she didn't know if this house was the house that she was just at or not, but she was looking for Marie. (In Hebrew Baby Names the meaning of the name Marie is: rebellion; bitter.). (The legalists, who put people under their own law, will capture the bitter and rebellious for they do not belong in David's house.)  Brandy told them it was still the same house, but if they were interested, we had some books they could read. (They were the UBM books). One was called "Secrets of the Temple,” (This is where David shows the real house to the apostate house.) and they seemed very interested and looked at the stash of books we had laid out on the ground in front of the house. In real life, I don't think David has a book called "Secrets of the Temple," but in the dream he did. (The revelation of the temple or house of God is a revelation of what His people are supposed to look like and do which is in all of our books. It is obvious that most of the Church do not know what the Church is supposed to look like or do. Eze 43:10-12  Thou, son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities; and let them measure the pattern.  11  And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, make known unto them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the egresses thereof, and the entrances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof; (This the revelation that the Word of God gives so that the people know how to behave themselves in the house of God. 1Ti 3:15  but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how men ought to behave themselves in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.)    Continuing verse 11, and write it in their sight; that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.  12  This is the law of the house: upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house. If a people keep God's Word they shall dwell on Mount Zion, the Bride.) I knew the book was about the spiritual temple, but I do not believe they understood that yet. Nevertheless, they took the book and seemed interested in reading it. Then I woke up.  I asked the Lord for a couple of verses for this dream by faith at random and opened the Bible to, Oba 1:19 (in context 17-21) But in mount Zion there shall be those that escape, and it shall be holy; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions. 18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble,(The true doctrine from Mount Zion will destroy the spiritual red heads who do not obey the law of the house and are offended with truth.) and they shall burn among them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining to the house of Esau; for Jehovah hath spoken it. 19 And they of the South shall possess the mount of Esau, and they of the lowland the Philistines; and they shall possess the field of Ephraim, and the field of Samaria; and Benjamin'shall possess Gilead. 20 And the captives of this host of the children of Israel, that are among the Canaanites,'shall possess even unto Zarephath; and the captives of Jerusalem, that are in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the South. 21 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be Jehovah's. (Our enemies will all be conquered!!) The other verse I received was, Mat 7:24-25, Every one therefore that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock (The rock is the Word of the Lord and a place of safety.): 25 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon the rock. (All trials will be overcome by those who keep God's Word.)   They Worship Another Jesus Alenna Timoshchuk - 7/9/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed my husband and I were in a forest (The forest represents our individual wilderness experiences that the Lord takes us through to burn up the wood, hay and stubble of our old fleshly lives.)  We were talking about going to visit Michael at local UBM.  I was thinking how they were right across the forest from us and that it wasn't a big distance. (Michael means, ‘Who is like God?'. He represents our like-minded brethren who also have the mind of Christ and are also walking in their wilderness by faith.) I wondered why we hadn't been able to visit them yet when we were so close to them. (The time for all the elect of God to be gathered together to be discipled by Jesus in the Man-child ministries for the 7 year tribulation period hasn't come quite yet but it is quickly approaching.) Then I saw Michael just like I've seen him during our UBM outreach meetings. But this time he was sitting there looking sorrowful; thinking of the people that he loved that had fallen away. I thought, this must be a difficult time right now and the Lord will tell us when it is the right time to go there. (Father is just as grieved as we are over our loved ones who have fallen away from the faith. He will grant us household salvation through grace and faith and the Body of Christ will be unified during the coming Great Revival that He has planned through His judgments that are soon to come upon the whole earth. These hardships are meant to cause true repentance in His elect to reconcile them back to Himself and to us.) The scene changed and I was in a historical setting, standing on a dirt road. I saw posters of different Jesus' lined up along the side of the dirt road. Each one had a different title. (As we will see, this dirt road represents the dirty path or walk of the apostate churches who worship another Jesus and whose foundations are built on the sand. Mat. 7:26-27 And every one that heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: 27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and smote upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall thereof.)  The ones I remember were: “Jesus of Nazareth”, “Jesus of the Jews”, “Jesus of the Edomites”, “Jesus of the Civil War”, “and “Jesus of the Christians”. (I had never heard the term Edomites, but it sounded familiar, so I looked it up and saw that those are Esau's descendants. I realized that the people of Nazareth did not accept Jesus and he couldn't do many miracles there. The Jews, for the most part, didn't accept him either. Esau was jealous and factious towards his chosen brother Jacob and couldn't repent, and many Christians today worship their own Jesus whom they've created in their own images. So these Jesus posters represent people making up their own Jesus to fit their own ideals and agendas.) (2 Co. 11:4  For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or if ye receive a different spirit, which ye did not receive, or a different gospel, which ye did not accept, ye do well to bear with him.  These are all factions and heresies that have divided the Body of Christ for 2000 years. 2 Pe. 2:1-3 But there arose false prophets also among the people, as among you also there shall be false teachers, who shall privily bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And in covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose sentence now from of old lingereth not, and their destruction slumbereth not.)  As I walked further down the dirt road, I saw many couples standing in a straight line. Each one represented a different generation or historical time period. All of these couples were very wealthy and powerful in the time period they represented. The two time periods I remember are; The Civil War and today's Christians. (These wealthy couples represent corporate bodies throughout history of the apostate church leadership who are wealthy because they fleece the sheep and make merchandise of them. They are coupled with the spirit of Anti-Christ who is their spiritual husband because they are in agreement. Amos 3:3 Shall two walk together, except they have agreed? They are daughters of the Mother Harlot Church.) Then, in my dream, I woke up. My husband, David (Representing Jesus, our Heavenly Husband) and I were getting ready for a wedding and I started telling him about the dream. I told him that I thought that maybe it was a warning for us to not create our own Jesus like all of the generations had done before us. (The Bride of Christ is chosen because she only desires what is pleasing to the Holy Spirit like the parable of Hegai in Esther. Est. 2:15-16 Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all them that looked upon her. 16 So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal...)  …After the wedding when we got to my mom's house, there was a man standing in the front door window. He had a black hood on and was trying to scare me. I laughed and said, “You can't scare me” and I walked into the house. When I walked in, I realized this man was really small and only half of my height. He was so mad that his trick didn't work and he couldn't scare me; but I just dismissed him and looked passed him, looking for my husband or parents; but they were all asleep. (When the Marriage feast begins we will take the true Gospel to the rest of God's elect that are in bondage in the Mother Churches house.) (This represents the enemy trying to distract and put fear in us, but he actually has no power and is much smaller than he makes himself seem. We need to dismiss his attempts at distraction and just focus on our husband [Jesus] and parents/father [Heavenly Father]).   Apostate Churches Try to Seduce the Children (1)  Alenna Timoshchuk - 6/24/21 (David's notes in red) In this dream, it was evening, and I was standing in the driveway of a lady's house. (Alenna represents the Bride in this dream.) She had five children (5 means grace) and was asking me to teach them. (This lady represents the Church. Her five children represent the little sister who were saved by grace through faith out of apostasy to follow the Bride as in the Song of Solomon 8:8 and Psalm 45.)  I was a little unsure at first if I was up to the task but she didn't want anyone else teaching them and kept asking me. So I agreed. (The corporate body of the Bride is made up of men and women who are entrusted with teaching the children of grace; God's elect, because she is the first fruits that has come to maturity and come out of the Babylonish church system and is now qualified to share the true gospel with those who are also coming out of the apostate church. Jesus taught and trusted the first fruits disciples who John the Baptist called the Bride.) She gave me a wad of cash and in my dream. The amount was $100, but, looking back to my dream, it was actually one hundred, 1 dollar bills. (100 represents those who have given their life to follow Jesus 100% like those first disciples.) She told me she'd also have an assistant for me. The assistant was a guy I used to date off and on before I met my husband. So we all got into a school bus and I put the cash in the glove box. (As we will see, this assistant represents the apostate leadership who've climbed up another way and have captured many of God's elect in their heresies and false doctrines. John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.  Song 5:7 The watchmen that go about the city found me, They smote me, they wounded me; (Representing their legalistic religious trap.) The keepers of the walls took away my mantle (or “Veil” meaning submission to the husband, Jesus.) from me.) I got behind the wheel and started driving the school bus. We were heading to my parents house (which in the dream was also my house where I lived). (Driving the bus of people means guiding many to the Fathers house which represents the original church gospel which we've heard from the beginning.) My assistant doubted my capabilities of driving such a big school bus but I was doing great! (Just as Judas doubted Jesus' capabilities and ended up betraying Him to the religious leaders of their day.) Even though it was dark outside, (The darkness is driving people to know about God.) I was able to maneuver it on small roads with really sharp turns, while keeping a good pace. It even surprised me how well I was able to drive this bus (I'm not exactly a good driver in reality and normally would be terrified to drive such a big vehicle).  Then the scene changed and I was sitting in my parents front yard, by the driveway, and I was actually waiting for my assistant to drive up with all of the children. It was cold outside and I had a fire going to keep me warm. It was taking them a very long time to get to the house so I texted him saying, “Make sure you just bring them here, we will teach them at my house.” (As we will see, the assistant or false leadership has kidnapped the children and kept them from the original house where the true gospel is being preached. Mat 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is become so, ye make him twofold more a son of hell than yourselves.) I got cold waiting for them so I went inside into the kitchen. My mom was sitting at the table, so I sat down and talked to her while I waited. (The kitchen is where the spiritual food is prepared. The Mothers of modern Christianity need constant education. Some will come along and some will fight truth all the way like the Sanhedrin did.) Then the scene changed and I woke up (in my dream) and it was 5:30 in the morning. I realized I fell asleep waiting for them to come to my house and was confused as to why he didn't bring the children. (Mat 24:45 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath set over his household, to give them their food in due season? 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, that he will set him over all that he hath.) I drove to my old church that I used to go to and found out that he had, instead, brought all of the children there. My sister informed me that he made a great program for all of the children and even got their parents involved and that they all had a great time. (The sister represents our brethren who are still blinded and veiled by legalism and religious spirits. Psalm 58:3-4 The wicked are estranged from the womb: They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies. 4 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: They are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear.) There were way more children than the ones the lady had and she wasn't there, but her children were. (Many are called but few are chosen.) In my dream I was able to see how that night had went and my assistant mostly just played games with all of the children and the parents and didn't actually teach them anything. (That is par for their course.) I was so furious that he had decided not to listen to me and took the children himself to teach, when he was only supposed to be an assistant. (2 Pe. 2:1-3 But there arose false prophets also among the people, as among you also there shall be false teachers, who shall privily bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. 2 And many shall follow their lascivious doings; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of. 3 And in covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose sentence now from of old lingereth not, and their destruction slumbereth not.) I also started worrying about the money I had left in the glove box of the bus. The lady had trusted me and paid me, but I was robbed of the chance to do what she'd asked of me. I wondered how I could get that money to give back to her because I didn't complete what she'd asked and I didn't want her to think I just stole it without doing what she'd paid me to do. (The devil, has stolen what God intended for the Body of Christ. The secular and Church DS are thieves. All that came before the Man-child Jesus were thieves as it is today. Joh 10:8  All that came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9  I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and go out, and shall find pasture. 10 The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly. But God is sovereign over His plans for His Church and He will restore all that the enemy has stolen from us and will make all things right but this is not something we can bring to pass in our own strength. Joel 2:23-27 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God; for he giveth you the former rain in just measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first month . 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. 25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you. 26 And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and shall praise the name of Jehovah your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you; and my people shall never be put to shame. 27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am Jehovah your God, and there is none else; and my people shall never be put to shame.) Then I woke up.   Apostate Churches Try to Seduce the Children (2)  Claire Pienaar - 5/29/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was at a bush school with some of the moms from the homeschool group I occasionally attend. A fair amount of the women that were present profess some kind of Christianity. (Some people think that they're in a wilderness already, hence the “bush school” but as we'll see in the dream, they're nowhere near a wilderness. They're still caught up in mindless Egypt/Babylon apostate religion).  I was walking with one of the moms and she kept on wanting to gossip about another mother. I did not know at the time whether to answer the questions she had, or to keep quiet. Eventually I answered the question, “Why is she so private?” by stating, “She's ashamed of her previous marriage and does not like people knowing she is divorced”. (Isa. 50:1-2 Thus saith Jehovah, Where is the bill of your mother's divorcement, wherewith I have put her away? or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities were ye sold, and for your transgressions was your mother put away. 2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver?) (This question about the person is fictitious in the natural, so God is revealing something to us here, based on the questioner's response). The questioner, instead of having a solemn, heartfelt response, was elated! She broke into the biggest smile and said, “Well honey, we've all got a back story and we're all less holy than we want others to know! I'm also like that!” (Misery loves company because it gives people a false premise and opportunity to justify their sins in their own minds. 2 Co. 10:12 For we are not bold to number or compare ourselves with certain of them that commend themselves: but they themselves, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves with themselves, are without understanding.) She was glorying in her sin and it was detestable to me. I knew I needed to go find the other woman she was asking about and warn her. However, when I got to her, she seemed to have already “confessed” to the others in the group and they were all commiserating and almost celebrating, instead of standing in faith for complete healing and deliverance. (Spiritually, this shows us that many Christians will stand by and watch their Christian friends sin, and continue to sin, and fall into temptation, and they excuse it or celebrate it because the false grace movement has destroyed all sense of humility and repentance and obedience in the apostate Harlot institutional church). Then they said to me, “You can go now. We'll look after your kids”. (Again we see, just as in Alenna's dream above, that the apostates are always trying to abscond with our fruit and destroy Christ in us with their false doctrines.) I said, “No, I think I'll keep my children with me. (The Bride will not trust their spiritual children to Babylon but will see to their cleansing.)  We need to shower and clean up anyway”. While I was in the bathroom washing my children in the shower, and bathing myself, and getting dressed again, one of the non-Christian women was trying to spy on us through the keyhole of the door. I was not surprised, but a little irritated. This particular woman has many quirks and these were very pronounced in the dream. (The Bride is constantly cleaning up, burning up the flesh, making sure the fruit is clean and pure because, that's all that counts when it comes to bearing the fruit of Christ in the Kingdom 30, 60 and 100 fold). Once we were dressed, or so I thought, I could not find my blue jeans. This woman had somehow stolen my jeans and I had to walk out in my underwear.  I found my jeans in the next room, where she pretended to not know anything about my dilemma but was giggling at me. (The world, the imposter and apostate Christians try to take our heavenly walk away from us; they try to make us look foolish and laugh at our trust in God for ALL things. Woe to them). I was about ready to leave when two things happened: First of all, this bush school turned into a church, but this church had 2 tents. One tent was a second-hand store. Putting on Christ is not putting on the works of second hand religion.) All the homeschool moms went in there and raved about it, but I could not understand what all the fuss was about. It was so dusty, dirty, and the stuff was pure trash. I noticed many half-open packets of disposable diapers everywhere, like there had been a baby boom and people had misjudged the sizes of their babies when buying the diapers (This shows a lack of discernment about fruit.) (Many Christians are deceived about what fruit is and they believe that they are mature in Christ because they stepped over the line many years ago, but they ended up settling down on a pew in a dead church and they never grew up spiritually because they were never fed more than the milk of the Word. In Song of Solomon the Shulamite, or perfected one, was told to look beside the shepherd's tents in order to find where her beloved fed His flock. Song 1:7-8 Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, Where thou feedest thy flock , Where thou makest it to rest at noon: For why should I be as one that is veiled Beside the flocks of thy companions? 8 If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, Go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, And feed thy kids beside the shepherds tents.) Second of all, The women said to me, “You can go feed everyone in the other big tent now. There's food ready”. I walked in and saw queues and queues of people snaking all around the massive tent. They all stood with styrofoam food cartons waiting to be filled. (There are many people in the modern day churches that are starving for the truth of the Gospel.) Some people had already eaten, and the food cartons were empty, and they were sitting at plastic chairs and tables. I finally focused on where the food was coming from. It was coming from women with red, curly hair and big black men who were supposed to be serving up the food, but they seemed to have run out of the pumpkin mash that they were serving. (Red, curly hair represents the apostate woman church who is in submission to sin and confusion. The black men represent those who walk in darkness overseeing the distribution of the false doctrine food of manipulation, rebellion and witchcraft represented by the pumpkin mash.) It did not look like they had anything more to serve to the masses other than nuts covered in chocolates. We have a funny name for this treat in South Africa, we call it “deer droppings” because it looks quite similar. I thought to myself, “Why are they calling this food? This won't fill them up; if anything, it'll cause them diarrhea if they eat too much of it." (While some might actually recognize the good food that the Bride has to share, they will not accept it because it's much harder to digest than the sludgy pumpkin mash or sugary treats that they're being served by the rebellious, Jezebel church leaders.) (Heb. 5:11-14 ...we have many things to say, and hard of interpretation, seeing ye are become dull of hearing. 12 For when by reason of the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need again that some one teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of solid food. 13 For every one that partaketh of milk is without experience of the word of righteousness; for he is a babe. 14 But solid food is for full grown men, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.) I really wanted to leave this place. The homeschool women were now behaving more and more like zombies, mindlessly standing in line for the food and I could not handle it any longer. Then I woke up. (This represents a spiritual zombification or reprobation due to rebellion against the Word of God.) I asked Father for a word by faith at random for this dream and received, Romans 6:15 (in context 15-16) What then? shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? God forbid. 16 Know ye not, that to whom ye present yourselves as servants unto obedience, his servants ye are whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?  (This is exactly how I felt in my dream.)   Putting Away the Old Man and Cleaning up Our Doctrine Alenna Timoshchuk – 6/7/2021 (David Dengler's notes in green) (David's notes in red) I dreamed I was in my old church building and I was going to marry my ex-boyfriend (someone I used to date off and on a lot before I met my husband, David, and truly came to the Lord). (The old church building represents the Harlot apostate Church system of Babylonish religion that we are commanded to come out of and the ex-boyfriend represents 'another Jesus' that the apostate Christians want to ‘marry' everyone to instead of Jesus, the son of David, our true Husband.)  I was wearing a white dress but it didn't look like a wedding dress. It looked more like a night gown; very plain and simple. (The white dress represents the lukos garments. They are white but not as bright as the lampros garments that the Bride wears. It is a night gown because those in apostasy are still in darkness. When we are still in the apostate church system we are under legalism and self works. We are being prepared to marry another Jesus and only have a star glory at best. (2 Co. 11:4  For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we did not preach, or if ye receive a different spirit, which ye did not receive, or a different gospel, which ye did not accept, ye do well to bear with him.  1Co.15:41-45 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory. 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 it is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.)  There were very few people in the church, which is unusual for Russian weddings. I looked out and saw my family on one of the pews and his family in another and then just some random people that I recognized but didn't understand why they were there. I thought, "They must not realize that this isn't just another church service but my wedding ceremony.” (Our little sister who is trapped in religion and legalism thinks that she is having a real wedding and marriage but she is just as deceived as her brethren that are trapped with her.) As I was waiting to walk down the aisle, I wondered where my husband David was. It was as if he didn't exist in my dream but I felt like he did. (David is the true husband, Christ the King) (The elect of God will begin to realize that they are worshipping a false Jesus by His grace and will reject apostasy.) I wondered why my family was allowing this marriage to another man to happen.  I don't know what transpired next but my brother Peter exclaimed “Praise God!” Because someone told him that we wouldn't be getting married after all. I didn't know why it was suddenly cancelled. (Peter is the stone, a piece of the larger Rock, which is Jesus, on which the Church is built: Mat. 16:18 And I also say unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. A cancelled wedding represents not getting unequally ‘yoked' to the world, the old man or a false Jesus.) (Jesus is the Rock that followed the Israelites through the wilderness. He is returning in His Man-child ministries to once again lead His people into His Marriage Feast or the 7 year wilderness tribulation period.) The next thing I knew, the whole congregation was praying fervently. (Representing the Great revival that is coming to the Body of Christ as a result of the tribulation judgments that begin at the House of God.) I was distracted at first, standing in the back of the church facing the entry doors. I then turned around, noticing the prayers, and saw, at the front, that men were in a group on the right side washing each other's feet and women were in a group on the left also washing each other's feet. (This was strange because the women usually go to a separate, private, room for that). (Washing feet represents cleansing your ‘walk' in the Lord. Also, feet represent the spreading of the Gospel, so to clean them is to get your doctrine correct and remove that which makes it muddy or unclear.)  (Eze. 34:17-24  And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, the rams and the he-goats. 18 Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have fed upon the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture? and to have drunk of the clear waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet? 19 And as for my sheep, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet, and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet. (The unclean walk of the leaders leavens the followers.) 20 Therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah unto them: Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep (Much flesh) and the lean sheep. 21 Because ye thrust with side and with shoulder, and push all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad; 22 therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David (Man-child ministers); he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. 24 And I, Jehovah, will be their God, and my servant David prince among them; I, Jehovah, have spoken it.) I went forward to where my mom and sister Maria were kneeling at a pew. (Maria means: of the sea. Bodies of water often represent corporate bodies or large groups of people.) My mom said “Alenna, if you haven't, you should go up to wash feet.” I had already made up my mind to go up before she said it and went. I knelt down on the ground, awaiting my turn, and started praying. (The mom and the sister here are representative of receiving a fresh revelation brought to the elect of God in apostasy that they need to clean up their walk by returning to the Word which they heard from the beginning. 1 John 2:7-8 Beloved, no new commandment write I unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning: the old commandment is the word which ye heard. 8 Again, a new commandment write I unto you, which thing is true in him and in you; because the darkness is passing away, and the true light already shineth.) Everyone was praying in the spirit but it was like they were all singing. (1Co.14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.  I joined in and at times I was worried my prayer wouldn't harmonize with theirs and when I thought that, I felt myself trying to harmonize and I would go off key. (Harmonizing is to be with the Spirit not with men.)(Harmonizing is learning to ‘flow' with the Spirit, as in speaking in tongues: singing in tongues. It's good to study 1Corinthians 14. It is a good teaching of spiritual gifts, their uses, and using them within and building up the Church.)   The pool was like one of those small kids pools where they washed feet. (We must become as a little child to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.) When it was freed up and I went and put my feet in to get them washed, but no one was at the pool to wash my feet. (In our Russian community we always washed feet before communion, someone would wash your feet and then you wash the next persons feet so that every one has a chance to wash someone's feet and get theirs washed by someone).  I decided since no one would wash my feet, I would wash my own. So I washed my feet and my hands and kinda jumped up and just rejoiced but also feeling that I was being judged for doing so. (Those who are trapped in apostate religion will recognize that their pharisaical leadership are not capable of cleaning up their lives or their walk so they will begin to search the scriptures for themselves and renew their own minds with the Word of God and begin receiving the mind of Christ to bear fruit 30, 60 and 100 fold but then their spirit does not agree with the leadership.) (Washing ones own feet represents cleaning up our doctrine by studying the Word on our own. Feeling like being judged by others is a feeling of condemnation. Others may try to come against or condemn us for correcting our doctrine, which now may not align with theirs.)    Getting on Mount Zion by God's Grace Winnie Osegueda - 10/11/21 (David's notes in red) This morning at the morning prayer meeting, I was listening to David and Eve speak about being lackadaisical, as well as not knowing the Lord fully for yourself and just learning from others, but not having your own revelation. (This wasn't verbatim, but that's what I gathered from the conversation). As I lay in bed, I repented to the Lord for any slackness in my life in diligently seeking Him and allowing the enemy to discourage me, as well as any other ways I've offended Him, and then I fell asleep for just a few minutes and had the following dream: I dreamed I was walking through a city at night with a group of people and it was particularly dark outside. The only people from the group that I remembered were Zoé, my husband Chuc, and Joseph Solomon. (Who is a singer and a poet in real life.) (As we will see, Joseph represents the Man-child who are wrongfully accused by the Harlot as Joseph was. Solomon also was a Man-child who was anointed Man-child to build the Temple of God, which is His people. These came out of Babylonish bondage to be Man-childs just like Zerubbabel whose name means “Born from Babylon” and built the Kingdom.) As we were walking through the streets, we stopped in front of a retail store on our left with windows that were a bit yellowed and dingy looking. (The store on the left represents the buying and selling that the Word rebukes identifying Babylonish religion.)  The windows looked more like house windows than retail store windows. (Their vision out of their house and their doctrines are Babylon.)  The windows were also four pane windows, so it looked like it had a cross in the middle of it, and this stood out to me. The dinginess of the windows reminded me of our old house that we used to live in because the windows there were also a bit worn and yellowed. (As we will see, this store represents where Father does His initial work in our lives. He is weak to the weak and gives people grace to enter the Kingdom here on earth even though our mother is Babylon. We must enter the kingdom with humble beginnings and from there we receive the grace and strength to climb Mount Zion.) Zoé (meaning God's life) was looking intently through the left side window we were standing in front of, and when I looked, I could see a large mountain in the distance reflected in the glass of the window. (We see through a mirror dimly at first. 1Co. 13:12, For now we see in a mirror, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know fully even as also I was fully known.) The mountain resembled the Rocky Mountains as its peak was white with snow. (The top of Mount Zion represents sanctification or Holiness.) Zoé continued to stare intently through the window and at the mountain and I asked her what she was seeing. She never answered me, but as I looked through the window, at the mountain with her, I wondered if the mountain was about to shake. I felt like it would. (Heb. 12:26-27  …Yet once more will I make to tremble not the earth only, but also the heaven. 27 And this word , Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, that those things which are not shaken may remain. The shaking is to shake out apostates who do not belong in the Bride and we have been seeing this.) (I wondered if these mountains represented apostate religion, but Chuc believes the one high mountain with the snow at the top represents Mount Zion and we were just viewing it from a distance and not being on it). (The one mountain with the snow at its peak is Mount Zion and the surrounding mountains are the kingdoms of men so this range of mountains represents both and God is about to shake them all. Once we become disciples of Christ we must get out of the city which represents Babylon and Babylonish religion, and its doctrines the we are in bondage to, and accompany Joseph Solomon to the top of Mount Zion. Moses the Man-child was to bring Israel out of Egypt and to the "Mountain of God”.  This is where we have a passover from the judgments and where the Bride and the Man-child have overcome to have the authority to rule and reign with Christ. Isa 68:15-16  ...The mountain of Bashan is a mountain of many peaks. (Representing apostate religious kingdoms) 16 Why do you look with envy, you mountains of many peaks, At the mountain God has desired as His dwelling? (Mount Zion) Indeed, the LORD will dwell there forever.) Then our group went inside this store, and when Joseph Solomon walked through the door, he walked in singing very loudly and he took a huge step, kind of like when someone does a lunge exercise. (The Man-child's job is to go to Egypt/Babylon and bring the people out of bondage to Mount Zion. Like Jesus who went to the apostate sheepfold and called his people out to follow Him through the door which is Christ, the Word of God; the real good news of the gospel that sets us free from bondage to religion and legalism.) There was a man in the store that we hadn't seen initially because he was hunched over doing work, so we did not see him from the window. (The Father is hidden in Babylon doing a work of revelation to prepare the righteous to come out.). When we walked in, he stood up and greeted us. He was behind a counter on the right from the entrance. We turned around to speak to him after we walked in. (This man represents the Father whom we were estranged to until we come out of the fold through the Door which is Christ who died to reconcile us to God.) This man was wearing glasses and sky blue coveralls like what mechanics wear. (Our Father wearing glasses represents that He is far sighted seeing the end from the beginning; He sees us as a finished product. His sky blue mechanics coveralls represent His heavenly work in our hearts and lives.) He said to me, "Wow, I haven't seen him in a while," referring to Joseph Solomon. I understood that Joseph Solomon used to work at this store previously. (Meaning the Man-child like Moses left Egypt/Babylon to go through the wilderness to purify them of all its vestiges and was now returning many years later to bring his brethren out.)  The man also said he hadn't seen Joseph Solomon this content in a while. (He has fully entered into the rest through faith gained in his wilderness experience. He is sanctified of the old life.) (In real life this young man had a religious view of the Lord and the Bible, and though I believe he had some good wisdom to share, there were some parts that were lacking such as the view of the spiritual gifts, among other things, which is possibly what contributed to his depression, and ultimately his unbelief. Seeing Jesus in full is what saves us). (The anointing breaks the yoke.) I said to the man, "Oh, he used to work here (meaning Babylon/Egypt), right?" And then I told the man that Joseph Solomon now had talents, great gifts, and a lot of potential. (Our Father sees the end from the beginning in all of His elect and we are to see others that way as well. God uses everything that we are ordained to go through in our lives for His ultimate purposes that we may bear much fruit.) The man then approached Joseph Solomon and at this point Joseph's clothes changed. (The anointing came on him to walk in the steps of Jesus whose first teaching was in Isa. 61:1-4 The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me; because Jehovah hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 to proclaim the year of Jehovah's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that he may be glorified. 4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.) He was very kind to Joseph and asked him how he was doing. He asked him if he could touch his hair, and Joseph said, “Yes”. So the man put his right hand through Joseph's short, bleached blonde hair, and asked him in a kind, playful, but serious way, "What did you do to your hair?” (Our hair which represents our submission and our obedience to His Word. Blonde hair represents submission to the Son/Sun. Our Father desires obedience above sacrifice.) I woke up with the following scripture song playing in my mind: Isaiah 54:10 For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed; but my lovingkindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall my covenant of peace be removed, saith Jehovah that hath mercy on thee. (As I was thinking about the dream, I realized the Lord was not only speaking about Joseph Solomon, but He was speaking to me as well. Although I have not departed from the faith, the Lord is magnifying this point to me about not viewing the Lord in His fullness, and only seeing him through a certain lens which prevents me from growing. It's no different than viewing the Lord through the eyes of religion, but there is so much more that He has for us if we would allow Him to show us. Chuc has said to me previously that I had understanding (knowledge), but I needed to have my own revelation of these things in my life. He says he sees the Lord working this out in me, and I know the Lord has been. This is also a reason the enemy had previously been able to come into my life in the form of depression at times, and the young man in my dream had battled that as well. I am also praying for him because it is clear to me that the Lord loves this young man, and He loves me as well.)  I asked the Lord for a verse about this dream and received: Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith Jehovah: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; (representing being on top of Mount Zion.) though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.   After I woke up from my dream, I turned over to see Chuc reading the following verses in the Bible app on his phone and saw: Romans 5:18-21  So then as through one trespass the judgment came unto all men to condemnation; even so through one act of righteousness the free gift came unto all men to justification of life. 19 For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one shall the many be made righteous. 20 And the law came in besides, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did abound more exceedingly: 21 that, as sin reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Select LanguageAfrikaansAlbanianAmharicArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBengaliBosnianBulgarianCatalanCebuanoChichewaChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CorsicanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEsperantoEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchFrisianGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHaitian CreoleHausaHawaiianHebrewHindiHmongHungarianIcelandicIgboIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseJavaneseKannadaKazakhKhmerKinyarwandaKoreanKurdish (Kurmanji)KyrgyzLaoLatinLatvianLithuanianLuxembourgishMacedonianMalagasyMalayMalayalamMalteseMaoriMarathiMongolianMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliNorwegianOdia (Oriya)PashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSamoanScots GaelicSerbianSesothoShonaSindhiSinhalaSlovakSlovenianSomaliSpanishSundaneseSwahiliSwedishTajikTamilTatarTeluguThaiTurkishTurkmenUkrainianUrduUyghurUzbekVietnameseWelshXhosaYiddishYorubaZulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
November 14: Psalm 105; 2 Kings 14:1–22; Isaiah 1; John 8

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 19:57


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 105 Psalm 105 (Listen) Tell of All His Wondrous Works 105   Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name;    make known his deeds among the peoples!2   Sing to him, sing praises to him;    tell of all his wondrous works!3   Glory in his holy name;    let the hearts of those who seek the LORD rejoice!4   Seek the LORD and his strength;    seek his presence continually!5   Remember the wondrous works that he has done,    his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,6   O offspring of Abraham, his servant,    children of Jacob, his chosen ones! 7   He is the LORD our God;    his judgments are in all the earth.8   He remembers his covenant forever,    the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,9   the covenant that he made with Abraham,    his sworn promise to Isaac,10   which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,    to Israel as an everlasting covenant,11   saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan    as your portion for an inheritance.” 12   When they were few in number,    of little account, and sojourners in it,13   wandering from nation to nation,    from one kingdom to another people,14   he allowed no one to oppress them;    he rebuked kings on their account,15   saying, “Touch not my anointed ones,    do my prophets no harm!” 16   When he summoned a famine on the land    and broke all supply1 of bread,17   he had sent a man ahead of them,    Joseph, who was sold as a slave.18   His feet were hurt with fetters;    his neck was put in a collar of iron;19   until what he had said came to pass,    the word of the LORD tested him.20   The king sent and released him;    the ruler of the peoples set him free;21   he made him lord of his house    and ruler of all his possessions,22   to bind2 his princes at his pleasure    and to teach his elders wisdom. 23   Then Israel came to Egypt;    Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.24   And the LORD made his people very fruitful    and made them stronger than their foes.25   He turned their hearts to hate his people,    to deal craftily with his servants. 26   He sent Moses, his servant,    and Aaron, whom he had chosen.27   They performed his signs among them    and miracles in the land of Ham.28   He sent darkness, and made the land dark;    they did not rebel3 against his words.29   He turned their waters into blood    and caused their fish to die.30   Their land swarmed with frogs,    even in the chambers of their kings.31   He spoke, and there came swarms of flies,    and gnats throughout their country.32   He gave them hail for rain,    and fiery lightning bolts through their land.33   He struck down their vines and fig trees,    and shattered the trees of their country.34   He spoke, and the locusts came,    young locusts without number,35   which devoured all the vegetation in their land    and ate up the fruit of their ground.36   He struck down all the firstborn in their land,    the firstfruits of all their strength. 37   Then he brought out Israel with silver and gold,    and there was none among his tribes who stumbled.38   Egypt was glad when they departed,    for dread of them had fallen upon it. 39   He spread a cloud for a covering,    and fire to give light by night.40   They asked, and he brought quail,    and gave them bread from heaven in abundance.41   He opened the rock, and water gushed out;    it flowed through the desert like a river.42   For he remembered his holy promise,    and Abraham, his servant. 43   So he brought his people out with joy,    his chosen ones with singing.44   And he gave them the lands of the nations,    and they took possession of the fruit of the peoples' toil,45   that they might keep his statutes    and observe his laws.  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 105:16 Hebrew staff [2] 105:22 Septuagint, Syriac, Jerome instruct [3] 105:28 Septuagint, Syriac omit not (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Kings 14:1–22 2 Kings 14:1–22 (Listen) Amaziah Reigns in Judah 14 In the second year of Joash the son of Joahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddin of Jerusalem. 3 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, yet not like David his father. He did in all things as Joash his father had done. 4 But the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places. 5 And as soon as the royal power was firmly in his hand, he struck down his servants who had struck down the king his father. 6 But he did not put to death the children of the murderers, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, where the LORD commanded, “Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. But each one shall die for his own sin.” 7 He struck down ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and took Sela by storm, and called it Joktheel, which is its name to this day. 8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash1 the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us look one another in the face.” 9 And Jehoash king of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, “A thistle on Lebanon sent to a cedar on Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son for a wife,' and a wild beast of Lebanon passed by and trampled down the thistle. 10 You have indeed struck down Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Be content with your glory, and stay at home, for why should you provoke trouble so that you fall, you and Judah with you?” 11 But Amaziah would not listen. So Jehoash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced one another in battle at Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah. 12 And Judah was defeated by Israel, and every man fled to his home. 13 And Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem for four hundred cubits,2 from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate. 14 And he seized all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king's house, also hostages, and he returned to Samaria. 15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash that he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 16 And Jehoash slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel, and Jeroboam his son reigned in his place. 17 Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived fifteen years after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel. 18 Now the rest of the deeds of Amaziah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 19 And they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish. But they sent after him to Lachish and put him to death there. 20 And they brought him on horses; and he was buried in Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David. 21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah. 22 He built Elath and restored it to Judah, after the king slept with his fathers. Footnotes [1] 14:8 Jehoash is an alternate spelling of Joash (son of Jehoahaz) as in 13:9, 12–14; also verses 9, 11–16 [2] 14:13 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Isaiah 1 Isaiah 1 (Listen) 1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah. The Wickedness of Judah 2   Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth;    for the LORD has spoken:  “Children1 have I reared and brought up,    but they have rebelled against me.3   The ox knows its owner,    and the donkey its master's crib,  but Israel does not know,    my people do not understand.” 4   Ah, sinful nation,    a people laden with iniquity,  offspring of evildoers,    children who deal corruptly!  They have forsaken the LORD,    they have despised the Holy One of Israel,    they are utterly estranged. 5   Why will you still be struck down?    Why will you continue to rebel?  The whole head is sick,    and the whole heart faint.6   From the sole of the foot even to the head,    there is no soundness in it,  but bruises and sores    and raw wounds;  they are not pressed out or bound up    or softened with oil. 7   Your country lies desolate;    your cities are burned with fire;  in your very presence    foreigners devour your land;    it is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners.8   And the daughter of Zion is left    like a booth in a vineyard,  like a lodge in a cucumber field,    like a besieged city. 9   If the LORD of hosts    had not left us a few survivors,  we should have been like Sodom,    and become like Gomorrah. 10   Hear the word of the LORD,    you rulers of Sodom!  Give ear to the teaching2 of our God,    you people of Gomorrah!11   “What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices?    says the LORD;  I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams    and the fat of well-fed beasts;  I do not delight in the blood of bulls,    or of lambs, or of goats. 12   “When you come to appear before me,    who has required of you    this trampling of my courts?13   Bring no more vain offerings;    incense is an abomination to me.  New moon and Sabbath and the calling of convocations—    I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly.14   Your new moons and your appointed feasts    my soul hates;  they have become a burden to me;    I am weary of bearing them.15   When you spread out your hands,    I will hide my eyes from you;  even though you make many prayers,    I will not listen;    your hands are full of blood.16   Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;    remove the evil of your deeds from before my eyes;  cease to do evil,17     learn to do good;  seek justice,    correct oppression;  bring justice to the fatherless,    plead the widow's cause. 18   “Come now, let us reason3 together, says the LORD:  though your sins are like scarlet,    they shall be as white as snow;  though they are red like crimson,    they shall become like wool.19   If you are willing and obedient,    you shall eat the good of the land;20   but if you refuse and rebel,    you shall be eaten by the sword;    for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.” The Unfaithful City 21   How the faithful city    has become a whore,4    she who was full of justice!  Righteousness lodged in her,    but now murderers.22   Your silver has become dross,    your best wine mixed with water.23   Your princes are rebels    and companions of thieves.  Everyone loves a bribe    and runs after gifts.  They do not bring justice to the fatherless,    and the widow's cause does not come to them. 24   Therefore the Lord declares,    the LORD of hosts,    the Mighty One of Israel:  “Ah, I will get relief from my enemies    and avenge myself on my foes.25   I will turn my hand against you    and will smelt away your dross as with lye    and remove all your alloy.26   And I will restore your judges as at the first,    and your counselors as at the beginning.  Afterward you shall be called the city of righteousness,    the faithful city.” 27   Zion shall be redeemed by justice,    and those in her who repent, by righteousness.28   But rebels and sinners shall be broken together,    and those who forsake the LORD shall be consumed.29   For they5 shall be ashamed of the oaks    that you desired;  and you shall blush for the gardens    that you have chosen.30   For you shall be like an oak    whose leaf withers,    and like a garden without water.31   And the strong shall become tinder,    and his work a spark,  and both of them shall burn together,    with none to quench them. Footnotes [1] 1:2 Or Sons; also verse 4 [2] 1:10 Or law [3] 1:18 Or dispute [4] 1:21 Or become unchaste [5] 1:29 Some Hebrew manuscripts you (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: John 8 John 8 (Listen) 8 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

Hogares De Pacto
Noviembre 13- Un Voto Diario. Salmos 60 y 61

Hogares De Pacto

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 5:45


November 13: A Daily Vote.Psalm 60:9-12: Who will bring me to the strong city? Who will lead me to Edom? Is it not You, O God, who cast us off? And You, O God, who did not go out with our armies? Give us help from trouble, for the help of man is useless. Through God we will do valiantly, for it is He who shall tread down our enemies.Psalm 61:1-8: Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. SelahFor You, O God, have heard my vows; You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name. You will prolong the king's life, his years as many generations. He shall abide before God forever. Oh, prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him! So I will sing praise to Your name forever, that I may daily perform my vows.Psalm 60 is a cry in the midst of battle. Apparently this psalm was written when David confronted the Edomites in a place called the Valley of Salt. This psalm is very similar to Psalm 108; when we get to read it, we will study it further.Psalm 61 is a very beautiful psalm because, although at the beginning the psalmist was making a cry in the difficult moment in which he was, his words are very precise and full of faith and trust in the Lord.In verse 2 he asked the Lord to take him to a high place, and that place is God Himself because the psalmist later said: "You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy.”When we studied Psalm 48, the psalmist wrote the psalm also making that reference to God as a tower and a fortress, as a safe place for the people who enter the fortress. In verse 4 he asked the Lord to keep him and protect him because he wants to be in the tabernacle of God, that is, in the presence of God forever, because David knew that there was the best place to find safety, and that it is like a bird that protects its young when he is under the shadow of the Lord's wings.In this prayer we see a David going through needs but very confident in the Lord, without using words of despair as we have read in other psalms but of knowledge about who he trusts and what is His power to listen and answer the prayer. That is why in the end the psalmist made a surprising statement, and that is that he will sing songs to the Lord every day because this represented the vows that he had made to the Lord.A vow is a promise that one makes to God; it is something that one does as a sacrifice and as an offering to the Lord.In those ancient times, a vow was something valuable that someone brought to the Lord and offered it in the temple and made it available to the priest. In this case, David not only gave vows and offerings of animals and precious metals to the Lord, he also brought the Lord a song every day to exalt and glorify Him. David knew a lot about music. David had developed a very beautiful talent which was composing songs, creating the melody and playing them with instruments. That talent and gift became his daily vow to the Lord if he would help him defeat enemies. I hope these words of the psalmist can inspire us to make a daily vow to the Lord. It can be reading a portion of the Bible every day, or taking a specific time to dedicate it to God to worship him, either in the morning, afternoon or evening. Think of something you like to do and put it at the service of God's hands as a continuous vow for Him. Don't settle for just praising Him the times we go to church where we only bring offerings on Sundays and that's it. No! Give something to the Lord that is every day and so the Lord receives what you are going to offer Him as a vow of gratitude for His blessings and His protection. Consider this:What actions are you doing or will you take as a daily vow to the Lord?I am your friend and brother Eduardo Rodríguez. May the Lord Jesus hear your prayer and receive your daily vote.Listen to the classic song "Haz de mí una ofrenda". And don't forget to read the entire chapter. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈Noviembre 13: Un Voto Diario.Salmos 60:9‭-‬12 RVA2015:¿Quién me guiará a la ciudad fortificada? ¿Quién me conducirá hasta Edom? ¿No serás tú, oh Dios, que nos habías desechado y que ya no sales, oh Dios, con nuestros ejércitos? Danos socorro ante el enemigo pues vana es la liberación que da el hombre. Con Dios haremos proezas, y él aplastará a nuestros enemigos.Salmos 61:1‭-‬8 RVA2015:Escucha, oh Dios, mi clamor; atiende a mi oración. Desde el extremo de la tierra clamaré a ti cuando mi corazón desmaye. Llévame a la roca que es más alta que yo porque tú me has sido refugio y torre fortificada delante del enemigo. Que yo habite en tu tabernáculo para siempre y me refugie al amparo de tus alas. Selah Pues tú, oh Dios, has oído mis votos; has dado heredad a los que temen tu nombre. Días sobre días añadirás al rey; sus años serán como generación tras generación. Estará para siempre delante de Dios; designa la misericordia y la verdad para que lo guarden. Entonces cantaré salmos a tu nombre para siempre, para pagar mis votos día tras día.El salmo 60 es un clamor en medio de la batalla. Al parecer este salmo fue escrito cuando David confrontó a los edomitas en un lugar denominado el Valle de la Sal. Este salmo es muy parecido al salmo 108; cuando lleguemos a leerlo, vamos a estudiarlo más a fondo.El salmo 61 es un salmo muy bonito porque, aunque al principio el salmista estaba haciendo un clamor en el momento difícil en que se encontraba, sus palabras son muy precisas y llenas de fe y confianza en el Señor.En el verso 2 le pidió al Señor que lo lleve a un lugar alto, y ese lugar es el mismo Dios porque el salmista dijo después: "Tú me has sido refugio y torre fortificada delante del enemigo."Cuando estudiamos el salmo 48, el salmista escribió el salmo haciendo también esa referencia de Dios como torre y fortaleza, como un lugar seguro para los pobladores que entran a la fortaleza. En el verso 4 le pidió al Señor que lo guarde y lo proteja porque él quiere estar en el tabernáculo de Dios, o sea delante de la presencia de Dios para siempre, pues David sabía que allí era el mejor lugar para encontrar seguridad, y que es como un ave que protege a sus polluelos cuando está bajo la sombra de las alas del Señor.En esta oración vemos a un David pasando por necesidades pero muy confiado en el Señor, sin usar palabras de desesperación como lo hemos leído en otros salmos sino de conocimiento sobre en quién confía y cuál es su poder para escuchar y responder la oración. Por eso al final el salmista hizo una declaración sorprendente, y es que él cantará canciones al Señor todos los días porque esto representaba los votos que él había hecho al Señor.Un voto es una promesa que uno hace a Dios; es algo que uno hace como un sacrificio y como una ofrenda al Señor.En esos tiempos antiguos, un voto era algo valioso que alguien traía al Señor y lo ofrecía en el templo y lo ponía a la disposición del sacerdote. En este caso, David no solamente le daba votos y ofrendas de animales y de metales preciosos al Señor, también le traía al Señor todos los días una canción para exaltarlo y glorificarlo. David sabía mucho sobre música. David había desarrollado un talento muy hermoso que era componer canciones, creando la melodía y tocarlas con instrumentos. Ese talento y ese don se convirtió en el voto diario que él le hacía al Señor si lo ayudaba a vencer a los enemigos. Espero que estas palabras del salmista puedan inspirarnos a realizar un voto diario al Señor. Puede ser leyendo una porción de la Biblia todos los días, o que saques un tiempo en específico para dedicárselo a Dios para adorarlo, ya sea en la mañana, tarde o noche. Piensa en algo que te guste hacer y ponlo al servicio de las manos de Dios como un voto continuo para Él. No te conformes solo con darle la alabanza las veces que vamos a la iglesia donde solamente traemos ofrendas los domingos y ya. ¡No! Dale algo al Señor que sea todos los días y así el Señor reciba eso que vas a ofrecerle como un voto de agradecimiento por sus bendiciones y su protección. Considera:¿Qué acciones estás haciendo o vas a hacer como un voto diario para el Señor?Soy tu amigo y hermano Eduardo Rodríguez. Que el Señor Jesús escuche tu oración y reciba tu voto diario.Escucha la canción clásica "Haz de mí una ofrenda". Y no olvides leer todo el capítulo completo. #HogaresDePacto #KingdomChurch #IglesiaElReino #IPUH #PastorCarlos #CarlosRodriguez#EduardoRodriguez #PoderCaster #salmos #salmo60

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
November 8: Psalm 99; 2 Kings 8; Zechariah 12–13; John 4:1–42

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 15:24


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 99 Psalm 99 (Listen) The Lord Our God Is Holy 99   The LORD reigns; let the peoples tremble!    He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake!2   The LORD is great in Zion;    he is exalted over all the peoples.3   Let them praise your great and awesome name!    Holy is he!4   The King in his might loves justice.1    You have established equity;  you have executed justice    and righteousness in Jacob.5   Exalt the LORD our God;    worship at his footstool!    Holy is he! 6   Moses and Aaron were among his priests,    Samuel also was among those who called upon his name.    They called to the LORD, and he answered them.7   In the pillar of the cloud he spoke to them;    they kept his testimonies    and the statute that he gave them. 8   O LORD our God, you answered them;    you were a forgiving God to them,    but an avenger of their wrongdoings.9   Exalt the LORD our God,    and worship at his holy mountain;    for the LORD our God is holy! Footnotes [1] 99:4 Or The might of the King loves justice (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Kings 8 2 Kings 8 (Listen) The Shunammite's Land Restored 8 Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the LORD has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.” 2 So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God. She went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3 And at the end of the seven years, when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines, she went to appeal to the king for her house and her land. 4 Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me all the great things that Elisha has done.” 5 And while he was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed to the king for her house and her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, here is the woman, and here is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” 6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed an official for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, together with all the produce of the fields from the day that she left the land until now.” Hazael Murders Ben-hadad 7 Now Elisha came to Damascus. Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick. And when it was told him, “The man of God has come here,” 8 the king said to Hazael, “Take a present with you and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD through him, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this sickness?'” 9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, all kinds of goods of Damascus, forty camels' loads. When he came and stood before him, he said, “Your son Ben-hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this sickness?'” 10 And Elisha said to him, “Go, say to him, ‘You shall certainly recover,' but1 the LORD has shown me that he shall certainly die.” 11 And he fixed his gaze and stared at him, until he was embarrassed. And the man of God wept. 12 And Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women.” 13 And Hazael said, “What is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?” Elisha answered, “The LORD has shown me that you are to be king over Syria.” 14 Then he departed from Elisha and came to his master, who said to him, “What did Elisha say to you?” And he answered, “He told me that you would certainly recover.” 15 But the next day he took the bed cloth2 and dipped it in water and spread it over his face, till he died. And Hazael became king in his place. Jehoram Reigns in Judah 16 In the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah,3 Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, began to reign. 17 He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife. And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. 19 Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David his servant, since he promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever. 20 In his days Edom revolted from the rule of Judah and set up a king of their own. 21 Then Joram4 passed over to Zair with all his chariots and rose by night, and he and his chariot commanders struck the Edomites who had surrounded him, but his army fled home. 22 So Edom revolted from the rule of Judah to this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time. 23 Now the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 24 So Joram slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place. Ahaziah Reigns in Judah 25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, began to reign. 26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah; she was a granddaughter of Omri king of Israel. 27 He also walked in the way of the house of Ahab and did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was son-in-law to the house of Ahab. 28 He went with Joram the son of Ahab to make war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead, and the Syrians wounded Joram. 29 And King Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds that the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick. Footnotes [1] 8:10 Some manuscripts say, ‘You shall certainly not recover,' for [2] 8:15 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [3] 8:16 Septuagint, Syriac lack when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah [4] 8:21 Joram is an alternate spelling of Jehoram (son of Jehoshaphat) as in verse 16; also verses 23, 24 (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Zechariah 12–13 Zechariah 12–13 (Listen) The Lord Will Give Salvation 12 The oracle of the word of the LORD concerning Israel: Thus declares the LORD, who stretched out the heavens and founded the earth and formed the spirit of man within him: 2 “Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. 3 On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. 4 On that day, declares the LORD, I will strike every horse with panic, and its rider with madness. But for the sake of the house of Judah I will keep my eyes open, when I strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. 5 Then the clans of Judah shall say to themselves, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strength through the LORD of hosts, their God.' 6 “On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a blazing pot in the midst of wood, like a flaming torch among sheaves. And they shall devour to the right and to the left all the surrounding peoples, while Jerusalem shall again be inhabited in its place, in Jerusalem. 7 “And the LORD will give salvation to the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem may not surpass that of Judah. 8 On that day the LORD will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them on that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the LORD, going before them. 9 And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Him Whom They Have Pierced 10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. 11 On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. 12 The land shall mourn, each family1 by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; 13 the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the Shimeites by itself, and their wives by themselves; 14 and all the families that are left, each by itself, and their wives by themselves. 13 “On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness. Idolatry Cut Off 2 “And on that day, declares the LORD of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more. And also I will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness. 3 And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, ‘You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the LORD.' And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies. 4 “On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies. He will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive, 5 but he will say, ‘I am no prophet, I am a worker of the soil, for a man sold me in my youth.'2 6 And if one asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your back?'3 he will say, ‘The wounds I received in the house of my friends.' The Shepherd Struck 7   “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd,    against the man who stands next to me,”      declares the LORD of hosts.   “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;    I will turn my hand against the little ones.8   In the whole land, declares the LORD,    two thirds shall be cut off and perish,    and one third shall be left alive.9   And I will put this third into the fire,    and refine them as one refines silver,    and test them as gold is tested.  They will call upon my name,    and I will answer them.  I will say, ‘They are my people';    and they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.'” Footnotes [1] 12:12 Or clan; throughout verses 12–14 [2] 13:5 Or for the land has been my possession since my youth [3] 13:6 Or on your chest; Hebrew wounds between your hands (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: John 4:1–42 John 4:1–42 (Listen) Jesus and the Woman of Samaria 4 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 3 he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. 4 And he had to pass through Samaria. 5 So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob's well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.1 7 A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,' you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.2 The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband'; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” 27 Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28 So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” 30 They went out of the town and were coming to him. 31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. 35 Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. 36 Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. 37 For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.' 38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.” 39 Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.” Footnotes [1] 4:6 That is, about noon [2] 4:14 Greek forever (ESV)

Mid Cities Orthodox Presbyterian Church
God's Kingdom of Grace (2 Samuel 8:1-18)

Mid Cities Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 33:05


On Sunday, October 7, 2021, Pastor Joe Troutman preached, "God's Kingdom of Grace" from 2 Samuel 8:1-18. "God graciously saves us from our enemies, and our only proper response is gratitude." 1. Victory in Every Direction (vs. 1-10) 1 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. 3 David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates. 4 And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots. 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians. 6 Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. 7 And David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze. 9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer, 10 Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze. 2. Grateful Dedication (vs. 11-14) 11 These also King David dedicated to the Lord, together with the silver and gold that he dedicated from all the nations he subdued, 12 from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah. 13 And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 14 Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the Lord gave victory to David wherever he went. 3. Davidic Administration (vs. 15-18) 15 So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people. 16 Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder, 17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Seraiah was secretary, 18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David's sons were priests. mcopc.org/podcast anchor.fm/mcopc

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
November 7: 2 Kings 20; Hebrews 2; Psalms 137–138; Hosea 13

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 10:54


With family: 2 Kings 20; Hebrews 2 2 Kings 20 (Listen) Hezekiah's Illness and Recovery 20 In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.'” 2 Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, saying, 3 “Now, O LORD, please remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4 And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the LORD came to him: 5 “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD, 6 and I will add fifteen years to your life. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city for my own sake and for my servant David's sake.” 7 And Isaiah said, “Bring a cake of figs. And let them take and lay it on the boil, that he may recover.” 8 And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What shall be the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the LORD on the third day?” 9 And Isaiah said, “This shall be the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he has promised: shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or go back ten steps?” 10 And Hezekiah answered, “It is an easy thing for the shadow to lengthen ten steps. Rather let the shadow go back ten steps.” 11 And Isaiah the prophet called to the LORD, and he brought the shadow back ten steps, by which it had gone down on the steps of Ahaz. Hezekiah and the Babylonian Envoys 12 At that time Merodach-baladan the son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent envoys with letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick. 13 And Hezekiah welcomed them, and he showed them all his treasure house, the silver, the gold, the spices, the precious oil, his armory, all that was found in his storehouses. There was nothing in his house or in all his realm that Hezekiah did not show them. 14 Then Isaiah the prophet came to King Hezekiah, and said to him, “What did these men say? And from where did they come to you?” And Hezekiah said, “They have come from a far country, from Babylon.” 15 He said, “What have they seen in your house?” And Hezekiah answered, “They have seen all that is in my house; there is nothing in my storehouses that I did not show them.” 16 Then Isaiah said to Hezekiah, “Hear the word of the LORD: 17 Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says the LORD. 18 And some of your own sons, who will come from you, whom you will father, shall be taken away, and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.” 19 Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the LORD that you have spoken is good.” For he thought, “Why not, if there will be peace and security in my days?” 20 The rest of the deeds of Hezekiah and all his might and how he made the pool and the conduit and brought water into the city, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 21 And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and Manasseh his son reigned in his place. (ESV) Hebrews 2 (Listen) Warning Against Neglecting Salvation 2 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2 For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, 4 while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. The Founder of Salvation 5 For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6 It has been testified somewhere,   “What is man, that you are mindful of him,    or the son of man, that you care for him?7   You made him for a little while lower than the angels;    you have crowned him with glory and honor,18     putting everything in subjection under his feet.” Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11 For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source.2 That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers,3 12 saying,   “I will tell of your name to my brothers;    in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.” 13 And again,   “I will put my trust in him.” And again,   “Behold, I and the children God has given me.” 14 Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. 16 For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. 17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Footnotes [1] 2:7 Some manuscripts insert and set him over the works of your hands [2] 2:11 Greek all are of one [3] 2:11 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters (ESV) In private: Psalms 137–138; Hosea 13 Psalms 137–138 (Listen) How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137   By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2   On the willows1 there    we hung up our lyres.3   For there our captors    required of us songs,  and our tormentors, mirth, saying,    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4   How shall we sing the LORD's song    in a foreign land?5   If I forget you, O Jerusalem,    let my right hand forget its skill!6   Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,    if I do not remember you,  if I do not set Jerusalem    above my highest joy! 7   Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites    the day of Jerusalem,  how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,    down to its foundations!”8   O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,    blessed shall he be who repays you    with what you have done to us!9   Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones    and dashes them against the rock! Give Thanks to the Lord Of David. 138   I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart;    before the gods I sing your praise;2   I bow down toward your holy temple    and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,    for you have exalted above all things    your name and your word.23   On the day I called, you answered me;    my strength of soul you increased.3 4   All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD,    for they have heard the words of your mouth,5   and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,    for great is the glory of the LORD.6   For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly,    but the haughty he knows from afar. 7   Though I walk in the midst of trouble,    you preserve my life;  you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,    and your right hand delivers me.8   The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;    your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.    Do not forsake the work of your hands. Footnotes [1] 137:2 Or poplars [2] 138:2 Or you have exalted your word above all your name [3] 138:3 Hebrew you made me bold in my soul with strength (ESV) Hosea 13 (Listen) The Lord's Relentless Judgment on Israel 13   When Ephraim spoke, there was trembling;    he was exalted in Israel,    but he incurred guilt through Baal and died.2   And now they sin more and more,    and make for themselves metal images,  idols skillfully made of their silver,    all of them the work of craftsmen.  It is said of them,    “Those who offer human sacrifice kiss calves!”3   Therefore they shall be like the morning mist    or like the dew that goes early away,  like the chaff that swirls from the threshing floor    or like smoke from a window. 4   But I am the LORD your God    from the land of Egypt;  you know no God but me,    and besides me there is no savior.5   It was I who knew you in the wilderness,    in the land of drought;6   but when they had grazed,1 they became full,    they were filled, and their heart was lifted up;    therefore they forgot me.7   So I am to them like a lion;    like a leopard I will lurk beside the way.8   I will fall upon them like a bear robbed of her cubs;    I will tear open their breast,  and there I will devour them like a lion,    as a wild beast would rip them open. 9   He destroys2 you, O Israel,    for you are against me, against your helper.10   Where now is your king, to save you in all your cities?    Where are all your rulers—  those of whom you said,    “Give me a king and princes”?11   I gave you a king in my anger,    and I took him away in my wrath. 12   The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up;    his sin is kept in store.13   The pangs of childbirth come for him,    but he is an unwise son,  for at the right time he does not present himself    at the opening of the womb. 14   I shall ransom them from the power of Sheol;    I shall redeem them from Death.3  O Death, where are your plagues?    O Sheol, where is your sting?    Compassion is hidden from my eyes. 15   Though he may flourish among his brothers,    the east wind, the wind of the LORD, shall come,    rising from the wilderness,  and his fountain shall dry up;    his spring shall be parched;  it shall strip his treasury    of every precious thing.16   4 Samaria shall bear her guilt,    because she has rebelled against her God;  they shall fall by the sword;    their little ones shall be dashed in pieces,    and their pregnant women ripped open. Footnotes [1] 13:6 Hebrew according to their pasture [2] 13:9 Or I will destroy [3] 13:14 Or Shall I ransom them from the power of Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? [4] 13:16 Ch 14:1 in Hebrew (ESV)

Read the Bible
November 7 – Vol. 2

Read the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 3:29


It is appropriate that Hosea 13 should be read in conjunction with Psalm 137. Hosea 13 brings the prophet's promises of judgment to their climax. God is going to destroy proud Samaria (Ephraim). Similar warnings were repeatedly thundered against Judah, but they showed no sign of repentance. In 587 B.C., God destroyed Jerusalem and the last great wave of people were transported into exile. Here in Psalm 137, the captives from that catastrophe voice their utter despair, and almost all of their focus is on the secondary agents—their captors, the Edomites, the people of Babylon. And both perspectives are valid and complementary.Here I shall reflect on the four sections of Psalm 137.(1) The first (Ps. 137:1–3) is so vivid it sounds like eyewitness recollection. A relief from the Assyrian palace of Sennacherib in Nineveh pictures three prisoners of war playing their lyres while a soldier marches them along; doubtless this also happened in Babylon. The “rivers of Babylon” was a system of canals connected with the Tigris and Euphrates river systems. The “harps” (lyres) were instruments of joy. In the symbolic language of Revelation 5, when the lion who is also the lamb takes the scroll from the right hand of the Almighty, signaling that he is worthy to open the scroll and bring about all of God's purposes in blessing and judgment, all the “harps” break out; it is a moment of ineffable joy, the opposite of this paragraph.(2) But the exiles refuse to sing (Ps. 137:4–6). All of the associations of the songs of the Lord are tied to Jerusalem and the temple. For them, their staunch refusal, even to their tormenting captors, was a sign not only of pathos and heartbreak(v. 4) but also of passion and fidelity (vv. 5–6).(3) The Edomites had obviously delighted in the destruction of Jerusalem and perhaps helped it along. On this point the prophet Ezekiel has more to say (Ezek. 35; see meditation for October 2). God hates smugness and a vengeful spirit. The judgment on Jerusalem came, ultimately, from God—but he would also judge those who delighted in and contributed to Jerusalem's fall. One of the ugliest recent evidences of that smug vengefulness within the ranks of professing evangelicalism was the slogan “no tears for queers” after a young gay man had been beaten to death.(4) At the end of a siege, victorious soldiers might pick up small children by their ankles and kill them by bashing their heads against a wall. What such barbarism demands, strictly speaking, for justice to prevail, is similar suffering. These white-hot lines are not cool policy statements, but the searing cries of moral indignation. We must hear the anguish, before we also hear God insisting that vengeance is his (Rom. 12:19). This podcast is designed to be used alongside TGC's Read The Bible initiative (TGC.org/readthebible). The podcast features devotional commentaries from D.A. Carson's book For the Love of God (vol. 2) that follow the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan.

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
November 3: 2 Kings 16; Titus 2; Psalms 126–128; Hosea 9

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 10:00


With family: 2 Kings 16; Titus 2 2 Kings 16 (Listen) Ahaz Reigns in Judah 16 In the seventeenth year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, Ahaz the son of Jotham, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD his God, as his father David had done, 3 but he walked in the way of the kings of Israel. He even burned his son as an offering,1 according to the despicable practices of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel. 4 And he sacrificed and made offerings on the high places and on the hills and under every green tree. 5 Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, came up to wage war on Jerusalem, and they besieged Ahaz but could not conquer him. 6 At that time Rezin the king of Syria recovered Elath for Syria and drove the men of Judah from Elath, and the Edomites came to Elath, where they dwell to this day. 7 So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, saying, “I am your servant and your son. Come up and rescue me from the hand of the king of Syria and from the hand of the king of Israel, who are attacking me.” 8 Ahaz also took the silver and gold that was found in the house of the LORD and in the treasures of the king's house and sent a present to the king of Assyria. 9 And the king of Assyria listened to him. The king of Assyria marched up against Damascus and took it, carrying its people captive to Kir, and he killed Rezin. 10 When King Ahaz went to Damascus to meet Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, he saw the altar that was at Damascus. And King Ahaz sent to Uriah the priest a model of the altar, and its pattern, exact in all its details. 11 And Uriah the priest built the altar; in accordance with all that King Ahaz had sent from Damascus, so Uriah the priest made it, before King Ahaz arrived from Damascus. 12 And when the king came from Damascus, the king viewed the altar. Then the king drew near to the altar and went up on it 13 and burned his burnt offering and his grain offering and poured his drink offering and threw the blood of his peace offerings on the altar. 14 And the bronze altar that was before the LORD he removed from the front of the house, from the place between his altar and the house of the LORD, and put it on the north side of his altar. 15 And King Ahaz commanded Uriah the priest, saying, “On the great altar burn the morning burnt offering and the evening grain offering and the king's burnt offering and his grain offering, with the burnt offering of all the people of the land, and their grain offering and their drink offering. And throw on it all the blood of the burnt offering and all the blood of the sacrifice, but the bronze altar shall be for me to inquire by.” 16 Uriah the priest did all this, as King Ahaz commanded. 17 And King Ahaz cut off the frames of the stands and removed the basin from them, and he took down the sea2 from off the bronze oxen that were under it and put it on a stone pedestal. 18 And the covered way for the Sabbath that had been built inside the house and the outer entrance for the king he caused to go around the house of the LORD, because of the king of Assyria. 19 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaz that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Hezekiah his son reigned in his place. Footnotes [1] 16:3 Or made his son pass through the fire [2] 16:17 Compare 1 Kings 7:23 (ESV) Titus 2 (Listen) Teach Sound Doctrine 2 But as for you, teach what accords with sound1 doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. 6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. 7 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 9 Bondservants2 are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior. 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. 15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you. Footnotes [1] 2:1 Or healthy; also verses 2, 8 [2] 2:9 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface (ESV) In private: Psalms 126–128; Hosea 9 Psalms 126–128 (Listen) Restore Our Fortunes, O Lord A Song of Ascents. 126   When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,    we were like those who dream.2   Then our mouth was filled with laughter,    and our tongue with shouts of joy;  then they said among the nations,    “The LORD has done great things for them.”3   The LORD has done great things for us;    we are glad. 4   Restore our fortunes, O LORD,    like streams in the Negeb!5   Those who sow in tears    shall reap with shouts of joy!6   He who goes out weeping,    bearing the seed for sowing,  shall come home with shouts of joy,    bringing his sheaves with him. Unless the Lord Builds the House A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. 127   Unless the LORD builds the house,    those who build it labor in vain.  Unless the LORD watches over the city,    the watchman stays awake in vain.2   It is in vain that you rise up early    and go late to rest,  eating the bread of anxious toil;    for he gives to his beloved sleep. 3   Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,    the fruit of the womb a reward.4   Like arrows in the hand of a warrior    are the children1 of one's youth.5   Blessed is the man    who fills his quiver with them!  He shall not be put to shame    when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.2 Blessed Is Everyone Who Fears the Lord A Song of Ascents. 128   Blessed is everyone who fears the LORD,    who walks in his ways!2   You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;    you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. 3   Your wife will be like a fruitful vine    within your house;  your children will be like olive shoots    around your table.4   Behold, thus shall the man be blessed    who fears the LORD. 5   The LORD bless you from Zion!    May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem    all the days of your life!6   May you see your children's children!    Peace be upon Israel! Footnotes [1] 127:4 Or sons [2] 127:5 Or They shall not be put to shame when they speak with their enemies in the gate (ESV) Hosea 9 (Listen) The Lord Will Punish Israel 9   Rejoice not, O Israel!    Exult not like the peoples;  for you have played the whore, forsaking your God.    You have loved a prostitute's wages    on all threshing floors.2   Threshing floor and wine vat shall not feed them,    and the new wine shall fail them.3   They shall not remain in the land of the LORD,    but Ephraim shall return to Egypt,    and they shall eat unclean food in Assyria. 4   They shall not pour drink offerings of wine to the LORD,    and their sacrifices shall not please him.  It shall be like mourners' bread to them;    all who eat of it shall be defiled;  for their bread shall be for their hunger only;    it shall not come to the house of the LORD. 5   What will you do on the day of the appointed festival,    and on the day of the feast of the LORD?6   For behold, they are going away from destruction;    but Egypt shall gather them;    Memphis shall bury them.  Nettles shall possess their precious things of silver;    thorns shall be in their tents. 7   The days of punishment have come;    the days of recompense have come;    Israel shall know it.  The prophet is a fool;    the man of the spirit is mad,  because of your great iniquity    and great hatred.8   The prophet is the watchman of Ephraim with my God;  yet a fowler's snare is on all his ways,    and hatred in the house of his God.9   They have deeply corrupted themselves    as in the days of Gibeah:  he will remember their iniquity;    he will punish their sins. 10   Like grapes in the wilderness,    I found Israel.  Like the first fruit on the fig tree    in its first season,    I saw your fathers.  But they came to Baal-peor    and consecrated themselves to the thing of shame,    and became detestable like the thing they loved.11   Ephraim's glory shall fly away like a bird—    no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!12   Even if they bring up children,    I will bereave them till none is left.  Woe to them    when I depart from them!13   Ephraim, as I have seen, was like a young palm1 planted in a meadow;    but Ephraim must lead his children out to slaughter.214   Give them, O LORD—    what will you give?  Give them a miscarrying womb    and dry breasts. 15   Every evil of theirs is in Gilgal;    there I began to hate them.  Because of the wickedness of their deeds    I will drive them out of my house.  I will love them no more;    all their princes are rebels. 16   Ephraim is stricken;    their root is dried up;    they shall bear no fruit.  Even though they give birth,    I will put their beloved children to death.17   My God will reject them    because they have not listened to him;    they shall be wanderers among the nations. Footnotes [1] 9:13 Or like Tyre [2] 9:13 Hebrew to him who slaughters (ESV)

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
November 1: 2 Kings 14; 2 Timothy 4; Psalms 120–122; Hosea 7

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 11:47


With family: 2 Kings 14; 2 Timothy 4 2 Kings 14 (Listen) Amaziah Reigns in Judah 14 In the second year of Joash the son of Joahaz, king of Israel, Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, began to reign. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty-nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jehoaddin of Jerusalem. 3 And he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, yet not like David his father. He did in all things as Joash his father had done. 4 But the high places were not removed; the people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places. 5 And as soon as the royal power was firmly in his hand, he struck down his servants who had struck down the king his father. 6 But he did not put to death the children of the murderers, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, where the LORD commanded, “Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. But each one shall die for his own sin.” 7 He struck down ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and took Sela by storm, and called it Joktheel, which is its name to this day. 8 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash1 the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu, king of Israel, saying, “Come, let us look one another in the face.” 9 And Jehoash king of Israel sent word to Amaziah king of Judah, “A thistle on Lebanon sent to a cedar on Lebanon, saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son for a wife,' and a wild beast of Lebanon passed by and trampled down the thistle. 10 You have indeed struck down Edom, and your heart has lifted you up. Be content with your glory, and stay at home, for why should you provoke trouble so that you fall, you and Judah with you?” 11 But Amaziah would not listen. So Jehoash king of Israel went up, and he and Amaziah king of Judah faced one another in battle at Beth-shemesh, which belongs to Judah. 12 And Judah was defeated by Israel, and every man fled to his home. 13 And Jehoash king of Israel captured Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, and came to Jerusalem and broke down the wall of Jerusalem for four hundred cubits,2 from the Ephraim Gate to the Corner Gate. 14 And he seized all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of the LORD and in the treasuries of the king's house, also hostages, and he returned to Samaria. 15 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash that he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 16 And Jehoash slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel, and Jeroboam his son reigned in his place. 17 Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, lived fifteen years after the death of Jehoash son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel. 18 Now the rest of the deeds of Amaziah, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 19 And they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem, and he fled to Lachish. But they sent after him to Lachish and put him to death there. 20 And they brought him on horses; and he was buried in Jerusalem with his fathers in the city of David. 21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah. 22 He built Elath and restored it to Judah, after the king slept with his fathers. Jeroboam II Reigns in Israel 23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the son of Joash, king of Judah, Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel, began to reign in Samaria, and he reigned forty-one years. 24 And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. He did not depart from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin. 25 He restored the border of Israel from Lebo-hamath as far as the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of the LORD, the God of Israel, which he spoke by his servant Jonah the son of Amittai, the prophet, who was from Gath-hepher. 26 For the LORD saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter, for there was none left, bond or free, and there was none to help Israel. 27 But the LORD had not said that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven, so he saved them by the hand of Jeroboam the son of Joash. 28 Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam and all that he did, and his might, how he fought, and how he restored Damascus and Hamath to Judah in Israel, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel? 29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, the kings of Israel, and Zechariah his son reigned in his place. Footnotes [1] 14:8 Jehoash is an alternate spelling of Joash (son of Jehoahaz) as in 13:9, 12–14; also verses 9, 11–16 [2] 14:13 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters (ESV) 2 Timothy 4 (Listen) Preach the Word 4 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound1 teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. Personal Instructions 9 Do your best to come to me soon. 10 For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia,2 Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Luke alone is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. 12 Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. 13 When you come, bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas, also the books, and above all the parchments. 14 Alexander the coppersmith did me great harm; the Lord will repay him according to his deeds. 15 Beware of him yourself, for he strongly opposed our message. 16 At my first defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me. May it not be charged against them! 17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion's mouth. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. Final Greetings 19 Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus remained at Corinth, and I left Trophimus, who was ill, at Miletus. 21 Do your best to come before winter. Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.3 22 The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.4 Footnotes [1] 4:3 Or healthy [2] 4:10 Some manuscripts Gaul [3] 4:21 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters [4] 4:22 The Greek for you is plural (ESV) In private: Psalms 120–122; Hosea 7 Psalms 120–122 (Listen) Deliver Me, O Lord A Song of Ascents. 120   In my distress I called to the LORD,    and he answered me.2   Deliver me, O LORD,    from lying lips,    from a deceitful tongue. 3   What shall be given to you,    and what more shall be done to you,    you deceitful tongue?4   A warrior's sharp arrows,    with glowing coals of the broom tree! 5   Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech,    that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!6   Too long have I had my dwelling    among those who hate peace.7   I am for peace,    but when I speak, they are for war! My Help Comes from the Lord A Song of Ascents. 121   I lift up my eyes to the hills.    From where does my help come?2   My help comes from the LORD,    who made heaven and earth. 3   He will not let your foot be moved;    he who keeps you will not slumber.4   Behold, he who keeps Israel    will neither slumber nor sleep. 5   The LORD is your keeper;    the LORD is your shade on your right hand.6   The sun shall not strike you by day,    nor the moon by night. 7   The LORD will keep you from all evil;    he will keep your life.8   The LORD will keep    your going out and your coming in    from this time forth and forevermore. Let Us Go to the House of the Lord A Song of Ascents. Of David. 122   I was glad when they said to me,    “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”2   Our feet have been standing    within your gates, O Jerusalem! 3   Jerusalem—built as a city    that is bound firmly together,4   to which the tribes go up,    the tribes of the LORD,  as was decreed for1 Israel,    to give thanks to the name of the LORD.5   There thrones for judgment were set,    the thrones of the house of David. 6   Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!    “May they be secure who love you!7   Peace be within your walls    and security within your towers!”8   For my brothers and companions' sake    I will say, “Peace be within you!”9   For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,    I will seek your good. Footnotes [1] 122:4 Or as a testimony for (ESV) Hosea 7 (Listen) 7   when I would heal Israel,    the iniquity of Ephraim is revealed,    and the evil deeds of Samaria,  for they deal falsely;    the thief breaks in,    and the bandits raid outside.2   But they do not consider    that I remember all their evil.  Now their deeds surround them;    they are before my face.3   By their evil they make the king glad,    and the princes by their treachery.4   They are all adulterers;    they are like a heated oven  whose baker ceases to stir the fire,    from the kneading of the dough    until it is leavened.5   On the day of our king, the princes    became sick with the heat of wine;    he stretched out his hand with mockers.6   For with hearts like an oven they approach their intrigue;    all night their anger smolders;    in the morning it blazes like a flaming fire.7   All of them are hot as an oven,    and they devour their rulers.  All their kings have fallen,    and none of them calls upon me. 8   Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples;    Ephraim is a cake not turned.9   Strangers devour his strength,    and he knows it not;  gray hairs are sprinkled upon him,    and he knows it not.10   The pride of Israel testifies to his face;1    yet they do not return to the LORD their God,    nor seek him, for all this. 11   Ephraim is like a dove,    silly and without sense,    calling to Egypt, going to Assyria.12   As they go, I will spread over them my net;    I will bring them down like birds of the heavens;    I will discipline them according to the report made to their congregation.13   Woe to them, for they have strayed from me!    Destruction to them, for they have rebelled against me!  I would redeem them,    but they speak lies against me. 14   They do not cry to me from the heart,    but they wail upon their beds;  for grain and wine they gash themselves;    they rebel against me.15   Although I trained and strengthened their arms,    yet they devise evil against me.16   They return, but not upward;2    they are like a treacherous bow;  their princes shall fall by the sword    because of the insolence of their tongue.  This shall be their derision in the land of Egypt. Footnotes [1] 7:10 Or in his presence [2] 7:16 Or to the Most High (ESV)

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Preserved From the Beast (19) (Audio) David Eells - 10/31/21 Shaking Out the Unsanctified  Vanessa Weeks - 10/15/21 (David's notes in red)   As I laid down and was praying for our body, I had a vision. I saw the UBM house and we were in it. I saw the house being turned upside down and shaken. We had to hold on to the walls to keep from falling out. (The walls symbolize sanctification; which is what keeps the enemy out. Obedience to the Word, in tribulation, will keep us in the UBM house. This shaking could be many things in motion right now; the faction from the DS government and apostate church, the economic collapse, the vaccine plague, armies of assassins coming across the border, all and more of which will increase dramatically in the days to come to shake out the unholy and unfaithful.  Heb 12:27-28  And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, that those things which are not shaken may remain.  28  Wherefore, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well-pleasing to God with reverence and awe: The factious unforgiving are culled because they are not forgiven by God and therefore do not get grace through faith to overcome. Also, those who are in idolatry with the right wing politicians and the New age 'so-called' Christians in the alternative media will also be shaken by the Lord to bring them around to true repentance. Their 1,000 years of peace will be annulled by the book of Revelation which they reject as false. But the righteous have the promises of God which are a solid rock to stand on.)  I asked the Lord for a word about this and received by faith at random Mark 4:7  And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop. (The thorns are the wicked and factious who crucified the Man-child Jesus as the thorns around His head symbolize. They were guilty of His blood. These people also test the called and some "fell among them" but the elect are chosen because they do not fall but overcome through faith. As we will see in further revelations, the thorns may also represent vaccination mandates and persecution that the current DS Beast is forcing on the Body of Christ, but it will have no effect on true believers because they believe that Jesus bore this curse for them.) We also received these two texts by faith at random in our morning meeting for 10/29/21 about the apostate's land becoming thorns: Isa 5:3-7 And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.  4  What could have been done more to my vineyard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes?  5  And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:  6  and I will lay it waste; it shall not be pruned nor hoed; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.  7  For the vineyard of Jehovah of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for justice, but, behold, oppression; for righteousness, but, behold, a cry. (These thorns are the factious and apostates.) And Mal 1:1-5  The burden of the word of Jehovah to Israel by Malachi.  2  I have loved you, saith Jehovah. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother (Representing the factious who hate their brethren), saith Jehovah: yet I loved Jacob;  3  but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, (i.e. thorns grew up) and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.  4  Whereas Edom saith, We are beaten down, but we will return and build the waste places; thus saith Jehovah of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and men shall call them The border of wickedness, and The people against whom Jehovah hath indignation for ever.  5  And your eyes shall see, and ye shall say, Jehovah be magnified beyond the border of Israel. (The Edomites become desolate because of faction.) I am praying about this and that our Father will give us grace to hold on to sanctification in the shaking. (Those who fall away by these tribulations will be shaken loose that the reward may come to the Bride only. Then a remnant of the fallen will return to the Lord.) (I asked Father for a word by faith at random for Vanessa's dream above and received, Psa 68:22 - 22 is division (In context 21-23) But God will smite through the head of his enemies, The hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his guiltiness. (The wicked and factious will not repent and God will use the shakings to bring them down.)  22  The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring them again from the depths of the sea; (I had a note here of another 22 [Psa 22 below] that spoke of the bulls of Bashan who were the apostate factious leaders who crucified Jesus and the man-child of our day.) 23  That thou mayest crush them, dipping thy foot in blood, (The enemy will be crushed by the prophetic words of the Man-child and Bride as it was in Esther.) That the tongue of thy dogs may have its portion from thine enemies. (The dogs ate Jezebel when the Man-child reformer, Jehu, had her thrown down.) Here is the other 22. Psa 22:1-22 A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning? (For a season the righteous suffer crucifixion at the hands of the dogs like it was with Jesus.) 2  O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou answerest not; And in the night season, and am not silent.  3  But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.  4  Our fathers trusted in thee: They trusted, and thou didst deliver them.   5  They cried unto thee, and were delivered:  (Let the righteous cry unto God for deliverance for they will be heard for holding to the wall of sanctification while others fall away.) They trusted in thee, and were not put to shame.  6  But I am a worm, and no man; A reproach of men, and despised of the people.  7  All they that see me laugh me to scorn: They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,  8  Commit thyself unto Jehovah; let him deliver him: Let him rescue him, seeing he delighteth in him. (This is what the wicked leaders said when Jesus was on the cross but it was He who was promoted as they went into destruction at the hands of the beast.)  9  But thou art he that took me out of the womb; Thou didst make me trust when I was upon my mother's breasts.  10  I was cast upon thee from the womb; Thou art my God since my mother bare me.  11  Be not far from me; for trouble is near; For there is none to help.  12  Many bulls have compassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. (This was the factious leaders who crucified the Man-child, Jesus and the end time Man-child.)  13  They gape upon me with their mouth, As a ravening and a roaring lion. (Father said He will destroy Slanderers) ... 16  For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have inclosed me; They pierced my hands (works) and my feet (walk).  17  I may count all my bones. They look and stare upon me;   18  They part my garments among them, And upon my vesture do they cast lots.  (19  But be not thou far off, O Jehovah: O thou my succor, haste thee to help me.  20  Deliver my soul from the sword, My darling from the power of the dog. (Father is turning the dogs over to be euthanized as we just say in Eve's dream.) 21  Save me from the lion's mouth; Yea, from the horns of the wild-oxen thou hast answered me. (We also got this text 19-21 by faith at random in our morning prayer meeting.)  22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: In the midst of the assembly will I praise thee. (Because Jesus suffered physical death by these apostates and DS politicians, like Pilate and Herod, we will escape.) When I got the texts above by faith at random, I asked for another and got this one also. Notice Crying to God is common to both texts. Psa. 84:2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of Jehovah; My heart and my flesh cry out unto the living God. (Pray the prayers of faith and cry out to God. Exercise your authority over the dogs, including the faction and witchcraft demons.)   It's End of the Road for the US/China Train  Eve Brast - 9/4/18 (David's notes in Red) I dreamed that I was riding a vintage 1950's baby blue bicycle with white walled tires.  (Representing the old, original path of purity, balance and making progress through the Word which we've heard from the beginning.) I was going to get my boys, Elijah and Josiah. (Eve, as a type of the Bride of the Last Adam, is gathering in her reformer children to escape the judgments.) Then the scene changed and we were all seated on a fast moving locomotive train. We were surrounded by Chinese people dressed in black classic Chinese garb. (This has two meanings: Our global governments and economies are moving dangerously fast towards self destruction. The US and China are on what seems to be the verge of WW3, but from what we've heard the two factions or wings of the Dragon Beast, the black Dragon ruled by the Jesuits and the Rothschild banking elites and the White Dragon society run by the Chinese elders who want to purge the planet Gaia from the satanists Black Dragon elites and bring in the covenant with many; the NESARA/GESARA and the new age of Aquarius; the 1000 years of Peace.) (Also, UBM has been represented in my past dreams as a locomotive train with David dressed as a king in the caboose and the faction trying to de-rail it. The Chinese on the train represent foreigners who don't belong among us who have been “railroading” our country, the US and this UBM ministry.) Suddenly, the train came to a screeching to a halt. I could hear the train groan as it fought the perpetual motion and the sudden stop. And there was panic and alarm among all the passengers. (This represents the Covid lockdowns and all the awful intended and unintended consequences; the economic slowdown and supply chain disruptions, the vaccine mandates and adverse reactions and deaths, the engineered food shortages and energy shortages and world wide rolling blackouts. The judgments and the pain are just beginning.) (Many judgments, natural and man-made will bring the course of things to an end.) Once the train came to a halt, I and my boys exited on the right side of the train. (The Bride and her children; the sheep whom Jesus put on His right, because they walk in sanctification, will have an exit or escape from all the judgments.)  I jumped down and tried to assess what had happened. There was a 10 yr old Chinese girl that had gotten off with us (on the right), on the ground a little further down from me. She looked like a rice harvester and had a wide straw hat on her head. I knew she was one of us; (a believer) and a worker or harvester in His Kingdom. (The elect will exit the world system and its ways in order to have a Passover.) I went to the front where the engine was located and saw that it had stopped inches from a large, deep precipice to my left. The train tracks had been twisted and broken off at its edge. (I understood that this train represented the United States and China and their economic and political merger. (China has a lot of control in the US through the DS and left wing media. China has been making war against the US through unconventional communistic warfare methods like breaking down cultural and societal traditions, taking God out of our schools and our country, smuggling lethal drugs into the country through the Mexican drug cartels that they own and operate, and economic warfare through engineered supply chain disruptions causing food and energy scarcity.  Also, they developed the CCP Co/v/id 19 virus in their Wuhan lab with the help and funding of the US DS National Institute of Health and CDC and released it in order to perpetuate their fake global plandemic which has led to the vaccine injuries and deaths of almost 750,000 people in the US alone. All these things have ultimately caused this train to come to a screeching halt with the lockdowns and everything that has followed. Also, there are factious tares among the wheat that are being removed through all these events.) I then looked out along the edge of the precipice further down beyond the US/China train and saw all the other countries locomotives lined up on the same precipice as our train. I saw, in the Spirit, the flag of each country super-imposed on each engine. (These are the other countries and their economies that make up the global economic system. We are headed to a global hard reset of all countries and their economies.) The little Chinese girl came around to where I was and then she yelled out, "Magma!!" And she began to run as fast as she could away from the train. I looked down and saw volcanic lava starting to bubble up at the edge of the cliff from under the ground where the tracks were all twisted and broken off. (A symbol of hell's judgments coming upon earth to separate the wheat from the tares. Also, the La Palma Island eruptions that are currently going on that the Chinese are said to be agitating by “thumping” the volcano with space weapons could be a timing indicator that this is the time in which this dream is coming to pass.)   My boys exclaimed something, but it was drowned out by the Father's voice from above saying, "This is the end of the road!' (I thought, "the end of the railroad." The end of "railroading" of UBM by the factious and the end of the Chinese railroading the US.) (The end of the status quo and world systems, as we know them, through chaotic judgments.) This reminds me of the Rhema word given to Kolyah that we shared on the last broadcast called, “The One Word Order.") Suddenly, the heavens and the earth seemed to tremble and quake as the ground beneath all the locomotives gave way. (This is the spiritual shaking that God is bringing upon the entire world system to cause his elect to come out of Babylon with true repentance.)  (We have been shown the great earthquakes with accompanying volcanic activity was coming with the Man-child's appearing to restore the kingdom. Hag 2:20  And the word of Jehovah came the second time unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,  21  Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah (Meaning  'born from Babylon', Jesus coming in the Man-child by Word and Spirit, who will rebuild the Kingdom of God when the kingdoms of the world fail as these trains.), saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;  22  and I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms; (The Alliance is taking down the DS rulers behind the scenes in the nations they control.) and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the nations; and I will overthrow the chariots, (This is a paralleling with the Red Sea.) and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.  23  In that day, saith Jehovah of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith Jehovah, and will make thee as a signet (A sign of the King's Authority like what was given to Mordecai, meaning  "little man" as a type of the Man-child with the Bride, Esther.); for I have chosen thee, saith Jehovah of hosts.)   The locomotives all fell with all their passengers that had not exited the trains. (The people of the world and the tares among the wheat and all who refuse to come out from among them, fall into tribulation judgments.)  I could hear the desperate screams of the people mixed with the crushing and twisting of metal and the rumbling of the earth. Everything was shaking and very unstable. (There was a distinct period of time between the "screeching halt of the countries systems globally and their ultimate final destruction. I believe this will be true when Christ comes in his Man-child. (As the first seal white horse rider bringing the tribulation judgments, which will ultimately lead to the final destruction of the persecutors on the "day of the Lord”. Also, there was a delayed effect on the world economies after the 2020 Covid lockdowns and the screeching halt to all the economies of the world. We are just now seeing all the supply chain issues and financial defaults.) As I watched the little girl running away in a panic I thought, "There's nowhere to escape to.” It was kind of a sick, helpless feeling. (It is a world destruction and only those with a Psalm 91 passover will escape it. Many who have a surface relationship with Christ but live the life of a foreigner do not believe in this full provision of the atonement of the Lamb.)   But then something amazing happened; I felt myself being supernaturally lifted up off of the ground and into the air and at the same time I saw the Chinese girl being lifted up too and my boys also behind me. (The Bride and her children are taken to heavenly places which are IN Christ. This comes through abiding in Christ.  Eph 1:2-4  Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ:  4  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love.)   Then I heard a vacuum sound and I found myself sitting at my Father's desk inside Noah's Ark on the third floor. (Representing my heavenly Father). It was situated right in front of the window where Noah had released the raven and the dove, except the window was divided into thirds and had three clear glass panes over them. (In a vision I had, I was laying at the Fathers desk in the ark of the refuge where all the animals were gathering to escape many judgments coming on the world just outside the spiritual ark which we were told was a ship in the land. The Father was giving me a billion dollars to take care of the animals and the refuge. As in Peter's vision of the animals coming down from heaven, they represented the Church [mostly made up of many gentiles]  See: UBM, Refuge from the Storm    I could see the flood waters that covered the earth. (The curse of the water of the Word that sinful man is under) The rains had stopped and it was so peaceful. I just sat there and watched the peaks of the ocean water and felt the gentle rocking of the Ark. (What we know is that we always have an ark of refuge; a Passover of the curse, a Psalm 91. The promises of salvation, protection, deliverance, healing, provision are always our ark but there is coming an ultimate ark in the day of the Lord at the end of the tribulation. There is a sequence of events for the Man-child and Bride before the tribulation and in the tribulation, the same sequence for the Church. These events are to bring both groups to maturity and then comes a day of the Lord judgment on the persecutors as the final event.) Then I was aware that my Father was sitting over to the side and behind me among his easel and oil painting supplies. I didn't turn to look at him, but I could see Him clearly in my minds eye. He had a long white beard and a bright yellow t-shirt with overalls. I felt his amusement with me as I came to the realization of all these things and my surroundings. I felt His love and care for me and His joy over me.)   He said, "Take a look at all the paintings that I've painted for you!" (Father has already shown us our future if we will believe His promises enough to build the ark to the saving of our house.)  There was a wooden crate next to my chair filled with all these canvas oil paintings so I turned to start unrolling each one and look at them. (My earthly dad was an artist in real life.) They were all seascapes with fishing boats of different kinds painted; floating on the sea. Each one had a beautiful sunrise in the background with colorful cloud formations. (At first the ark will be a body of fishing ships to bring people, like fish, on board to escape judgments until the ultimate judgment of the day of the Lord comes.  Then the fishing is over for all the elect are saved. See: Restoring the First Fishing Ship    He said, "I know how much you love the sea and fishing (meaning harvesting), so I painted these just for you!" I thought to myself, "I Do?" He knew my thought and just laughed at my surprise. (He knows us better than we know ourselves, I suppose. [Eve, as a type of the Bride, has worked hard in the harvest of spiritual fishing even though physical fishing does not appeal to her.]) They were very beautiful paintings and when I got to the last one, which was so peaceful. It was a painting of the very scene I was in, currently, sitting and looking out of the window of the Ark at all the flood waters that had judged the wicked. I then realized that all the paintings were the parable meaning of my life in His Kingdom.  After this, the scene changed again and I and my sons were in another part of the Ark and Michael Hare was behind a large wooden work table with woven baskets of food stacked up behind him. (Feeding the people in Christ on the Ark)  He was pulling out all sorts of vegetables and placing them on the table and was telling my sons how he fed all the animals and invited them to help him. He said they would start with the rabbits.  He told them about all the rabbits he had in the past and how he had cared for them. (Michael means, “Who is like God?". I also thought of his last name being "Hare" and about David's revelation of the turtle turning into a rabbit and getting soaked with oil as we start the wilderness tribulation. (This is the quickening of the latter rain anointing for the elect of God whom the Man-child will anoint to train up the two witnesses company to feed all the little hares.) Then I woke up. As I was typing this, I was pondering why Father said in the dream, "I know how much you love the sea and fishing…"  Because even though I liked fishing in real life when I was young, I don't care anything about it now and I'm really scared of the ocean also… One word… JAWS. :O) (Things many have been afraid of regarding the harvest, they will do with ease under the anointing of the Latter Rain restoration of all of the elect. The great shaking that would only happen "once more" spoken about by Paul in Hebrews and in the above revelation will begin the harvest with the coming of the Man-child reformer ministry. Heb 12:26 whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more will I make to tremble not the earth only, but also the heaven. 27  And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, that those things which are not shaken may remain. 28  Wherefore, receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well-pleasing to God with reverence and awe: 29  for our God is a consuming fire.)   Spiritual Warfare Against the Many-Headed Hydra Beast  Deborah Horton - 12/06/12 (David's notes in red) I woke up around 4:43 this morning from a warning dream. The part I remember is that I was in the bottom floor of a large building with a long hall somewhere up North. (U.N. General Assembly Building which is north of Deb and is very much DS.) I thought I knew where I was within the building and that I could go down a certain hallway to reach my destination (although I don't know what my destination was). As I walked, I realized that I had reached a dead end, a cul-de-sac. (This term dead-end is a play on words because this vaccine de-population agenda will result in a dead-end for many of the unsaved and the unbelieving Christians.)  The building was like a maze. But it was no accident that I had gone down that hallway because I saw there was a huge fish tank at the end and swimming in it was a hydra with so many heads that I couldn't count them. (This Beast vaccine, which we've discovered, has many microscopic Hydra Vulgaris in it. This is a very alien creature spreading through the blood stream of the vaccinated. Link: Hydra Vulgaris Alien entities: Preserved From the Beast (15) “The Program for October 26th It was primarily yellow with other snake-like markings on its skin and just raring to be released. It looked at me with evil in its eyes and bumped against the glass over and over. (In Greek mythology, the hydra was like a serpent/dragon with many heads and was the guardian to the entrance to the underworld, which pretty well fits the seven-headed dragon of Revelation 12. Whoso enters by this seven-headed dragon goes to hell. The seven heads focus on the seed of the seven world-ruling empires that rule/ruled over God's people, which today have disciples surrounding every Christian's individual lives. Just as the dragon, the old serpent, thought to devour the Man-child but failed, Hydra was raised up to destroy Hercules but instead Hercules destroyed it with the sword. The many heads could have a secondary meaning of the many deceptions trying to take out the Man-child and Woman.) (A sister did a study of what the color yellow means and none of it was good. The Cliff's Notes version is that yellow is the color of leprosy and it represents being in a spiritually dead condition. The complete article can be found here.) God is calling all of His saints to diligent spiritual warfare against demonic entities warring through this body of the wicked against the saints. (Eph.6:12) For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Then a man walked over to me. I knew he was in charge of the Hydra. (He represents the corporate DS head of the world Antichrist body, which gathers in the UN). I saw in my mind that he was looking forward to releasing it so it could attack another man (Representing the corporate head of the Christ body, the Man-child.)   I had a quick vision of the Hydra having been released and slithering down the hallway, hissing with all its heads, moving and twisting toward me, and that I was the man he wanted to attack, even though I was still me. (The corporate body of the Man-child is the head of the Woman, represented by Deb. They are one body. In parallel, the dragon of Revelation 12 sought to devour the Man-child and the Woman.)  Then the vision ended and I knew how to delay him because I could still read its mind somehow. I pretended that I didn't know what his plans really were for me and I advised him. I can't recall the exact words but they were something like, "Well, you can't do everything at once. Stick to one thing at a time and you'll get it all done". As I was saying this, I saw a short flight of steps that ran up beside the fish tank on its left, with a door at the top, so the cul-de-sac did have a way out. (And so will those who escape the dragon and the way is up and heavenly.)  I knew my comment would keep the man in line with his original plan that he had plotted out in such great detail and relish. He wanted to savor the moment when the Hydra was released. He wanted to watch what it did and not miss one second. Then I woke up. (Deb reminded the beast head that they must stick to the plan to destroy the Man-child first, so they can then destroy the Woman and her seed in the Wilderness, as the scripture says. {Rev.12:4} ... and the dragon standeth before the woman that is about to be delivered, that when she is delivered he may devour her child. {5} And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and unto his throne …  {13} And when the dragon saw that he was cast down to the earth, he persecuted the woman that brought forth the man [child]. {14} And there were given to the woman the two wings of the great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness unto her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent ... {17} And the dragon waxed wroth with the woman, and went away to make war with the rest of her seed, that keep the commandments of God, and hold the testimony of Jesus.) I asked for a Word by faith at random and my finger came down on the heading, "They take Micah's Priest and Images". ("They" here is men of the tribe of Dan. In this text, one who was a priest in the house of Micah [meaning: "who resembles God"] was an apostate because of his idols and joined himself to the tribe of Dan. Dan is no longer listed among the tribes of Israel in Revelation 7:4 because, like Judas, he was one of the 12 patriarchs who was a stumbling block. {Gen.49:16} Dan shall judge his people, As one of the tribes of Israel. {17} Dan shall be a serpent in the way, An adder in the path, That biteth the horse's heels, So that his rider falleth backward. (So what we see is one who had a great calling to be a priest of "those who resemble the Lord" became a Judas because of his idols. The Lord is going to shake everything by using this Hydra Beast plague for the sake of His elect to cleanse His Church and take away all their idols. This will result in a great revival.) I think this attack is like Herod's attack, who killed all the male babies to make sure he got the right one. (Herod's destruction of the male children by the sword was an attempt to kill the chosen Man-child, just as it was when Pharaoh tried to kill Moses, the Man-child, by killing the children.) Then I prayed about the man that his plans would be turned back on his own head, that his plans would be revealed, that they would turn to dust and be blown away. (Since then they have tried to start the Mark of the Beast prematurely and the Alliance is doing just that.) I prayed for the Lord's protection over the Man-child. (The Lord will protect the Man-child by the throne anointing.) I prayed that the Lord Himself would gird up the Man-child.    Father is Waking Up the Sea of Humanity  Deb Horton - 9/29/21 (David's notes in red) What I remember of the dream: I was getting ready to take a shower in an upstairs, second story bathroom of a house somewhere that doesn't exist in real life. (Deb represents the corporate body of the elect of God whom He is about to shake in order to effect repentance and a turning back to Himself.) (The “shower" could be a reference to how the information is being released, single drops that combine to expose and wash away all the dirt of the DS swamp in the declas.)  When I opened the medicine cabinet for some reason, I saw that there was a pair of black cotton ladies panties on the bottom shelf. (The black cotton panties are a reference to their evil hidden sex crimes, and "cotton" is yet another wordplay on the idiom "cotton to," meaning "to begin to understand something.” The medicine cabinet is a reference to adren/o/chrome.) (Also, the medicine cabinet could represent the vaccines and the mandates that are causing the people to wake up and rise up in mass protest against the governmental and medical tyranny that is stripping them of their freedoms.)  Now, in the dream, I knew that the DS was extremely upset because they didn't want people to use the phrase "sea of humanity" and I knew it was the word "sea" that was upsetting them, so I kept repeating to myself, over and over, "sea of humanity," "sea of humanity." Somehow I could feel them flinch every time I did that. (It dawned on me that this is a word play on "see" and they are upset because people across the globe are beginning to "see" them and what they're doing. Also, possibly "sea" is a reference to the "Holy See" and the Vatican [where many crimes against children and humanity have been perpetrated].) Then I woke up. I asked Father, will you please give me a word about the overall dream and I received by faith at random computer Col 1:27. (In context 24-29) Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and fill up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church; (25) whereof I was made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which was given me to you-ward, to fulfil the word of God, (26) even the mystery which hath been hid for ages and generations: but now hath it been manifested to his saints, (27) to whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: (28) whom we proclaim, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ; (29) whereunto I labor also, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.   The Syringe Covered Beast Graham Jacob Gelinas - 8/29/21 (David's notes in Red)   (Andrew said, “ My son, Graham, references “Odd Squad” several times in this dream. The Odd Squad is an educational television series using mathematical concepts (addition, multiplication, using data in graphs, etc.) to advance each episode's plot. The characters are employees of the "Odd Squad" who use indirect reasoning and basic math to solve and investigate strange happenings in their town. The series.. teaches children basic math skills and math-related topics.”) (As we will see, I believe that this "Odd Squad" is a play on the old TV show the “God Squad” which was a hybridization of Christian and Jewish thought and represents the apostate leadership in the Church that use man's reasonings to leaven and reason away the portions of God's Word that they don't understand or they don't agree with. The non-Spirit filled groups mis-calculate scripture with their mind instead of hearing from the Holy Spirit.) Graham said, the first thing I remember in my dream, is that we had turned on the TV to try to find a Bible movie, but the TV stopped on a scary movie instead. (Like the Antichrist communists using the plague, their scary movie, to scare the people into giving up their God given rights for safety so they can succeed in taking over the world.) In the movie, we saw lots of people with red spots on their hands and faces. (Wounds from the spike proteins. These peoples have the spiritual mark of the beast in their minds and in the works of their hands.)  We tried to change the channel, but couldn't. (The people of the world are living out the horror movie and can't get out of it. The DS scientists and the MSM were continually promising everyone that, if they just complied, we could all go back to normal but they lied.) We thought the batteries in the remote control must have been dead, so we put in new ones. (This represents no power to change the scary movie.)  When the new batteries drained of their power right away, we quickly unplugged the TV from the wall. This didn't do anything though, so we started ripping the back of the TV apart until all the wires and parts were hanging out all over the place. Still, the scary movie remained on the screen, as if it had been taken over by aliens. (The DS aliens mean this for evil but this is happening because God has ordained this judgment on apostate Christianity to purge the Church. God always turns apostates over to the Beast.) After we failed at turning off the movie, I laid down behind the couch so it would no longer be in my line of sight. (Representing humbling oneself in repentance during tribulation and being hidden behind the the continual Sabbath rest?) For some reason though, I couldn't help wanting to get a good look at what was on the screen, so I took a few quick peeks. For a moment, I thought it was actually a good movie when I saw someone calling the Odd Squad. (But then I saw all of these people (Who represent apostate Christians) with several small holes, or jab marks on their hands, faces, and bodies… (As we will see this “Odd Squad” represents the apostate leaders of Christianity who lead the unbelieving Christians, who are discipled in apostate churches, astray and to their deaths by encouraging them to depend on "the arm of the flesh" Beast to save themselves.) When the Odd Squad showed up in the movie, the jabbed people began to tell them what had happened. They said, “We saw a warthog (Beast) that was covered head to tail in brownish-grey iron armor scales, and sharp quills like a porcupine. Its feet were like the paws of a feline, (Representing rebellion and Jezebel) with 7 retractable claws on each paw that extended out about a foot in length. (This represents Jezebel's seven claws that she has captured the seven Churches with.)  On the end of its tail was a syringe filled with white liquid. The outside of the syringe vial read “SNAKE VENOM AND ALL THE POISON IN THE WORLD MIXED”. (This reminds me of Eve's dream that we recently shared of the coral snakes that were falling on the apostates that had been gathered into the warehouse for judgment and biting them; representing the vaccine plague.) I spoke to Eve on 10/30/21 about the thought that I'd been having that a worse plague was going to be released by the DS because of the pressure put on them of the Alliance arresting and in some cases executing them. This would cause them to release a much more deadly vaccine bio-weapon. Then Eve related that she just had a dream that same morning about this.   A Worse Demon Plague Red Sea Judgment for the Faction and Apostates Eve Brast - 10/30/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that I was standing in the midst of a lot of chaos. I knew in the dream that the DS had released a worse plague or vaccine upon the people of the world. Many more people were dying that had escaped their first attempts to cull the population. (Currently, It has been reported that vaccine related vehicular accidents have increased dramatically. They have begun to refer to them as vaccidents  Many of the vaccinated are having strokes, seizures, and heart attacks while driving or flying planes and are losing consciousness and then slamming into other people or structures killing and maiming many more people than the vaccines alone. We know a family who was rear ended at full speed by a relatively young man who was said to have had a heart attack and died before he had hit them. We suspect that this is another instance of a vaccident. The media, as we will see, is just as guilty of these deaths as anybody because they are covering up what is really going on. We believe that this is the plague that has no cure but God spoken about earlier in the Rhema Word titled, “The One Word Order." Please, please read our free book, “God's Vaccine.”) I watched as multitudes of little Predator Alien demons dressed in dark grey body suits (Representing death.) running around mischievously spreading plague; in fact, they were the plague. People weren't aware of them or couldn't see them but I could see them. They were the size of 6 year old children and acted like that too. Their dread locks on their heads were made of tightly rolled newspapers and I knew that this is what gave them the power to spread their sickness among the people as well as what gave them their defense and cover. (This represents the Media's conspiracy with the DS and China to hide the vicious purposes of the vaccine program and mandates to cull the mass population. Too many people have been waking up to their scheme and are refusing to get vaccinated so they will unleash something far worse on the people. (We believe that this dream is a confirmation that the dream Eve shared recently about the dogs rounded up by the angels were being euthanized by lethal injection, because the Lord told us years ago that He would use the plague to remove the factious and apostates who hinder the Gospel.)  Back to Graham's dream: Next to the writing was a logo of a horned human skull. (The horned human skull represents that this vaccine not only kills people physically but also spiritually by giving them the mind of the Beast to cooperate with him.) The liquid inside was a mixture of king cobra venom, and the venom from every poisonous creature on earth. Satan himself had mixed it, not some crazy human doctor. (Yes. We wrestle not with flesh and blood as it says in Ephesians.) When the syringe on its tail was compressed, the venom would feed into every one of the needles that covered its body. (The prophet that speaks lies; he is the tail. The MSM is the modern day false prophet that speaks lies and leads the people into much deception.)  As soon as the true Christians saw the beast, they all began running up to the hills. (Mat 24:15-16  When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let him that readeth understand),  16  then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains.)  Some true Christians got quilled when they angered the warthog by kicking it in the face. They didn't seem like they were effected at all, though, and simply plucked the quills out of their palms and fingers, as if they were only splinters. (This represents the spiritual warfare that the Christians are doing against the Beast and his plans to destroy them. This makes satan's Beast angry, but they will escape because they have faith in the promises of God and will not be harmed as the Woman escaped the Dragon Beast when she was led by the Man-child into the wilderness.)  The apostate Christians were the ones who had called the (guilty) "Odd Squad" when they got sick after being jabbed. When the sick people asked what they should do, the Odd Squad told them to go to the hospital, so they did. I never saw whether or not the people died after they went to the hospital though. (Their relatives are going to blame the deaths of their loved ones on these apostates.) The last thing I remember, I was looking at the scene from the outside of our house that we live in now. In the dream, we had left just before the warthog showed up. (Representing the Psalm 91 protection of being hidden in Christ from the Beast.) The entire house was now in shambles and falling apart. (The apostate Church system and its leadership will be ruined and falling apart once God has brought their judgments upon them through the Beast.) Then I saw that the warthog was furiously digging into the floorboards of the living room, looking for anyone that was possibly hiding. (This house was not built upon the Rock of Christ which is the only sure foundation so the Beast was able to tear the foundation apart.) When it couldn't find anyone, it became even more enraged.  At this point, I saw that some sort of surveillance device was now protruding from its snout, and was scanning all around for any signs of life. (But all those who had life left the apostate church.) Inside the house there were animal bones strewn all over the place. The bones, and everything in the house seemed to be heavily gnawed on, as if the beast was always starving [for the flesh of the apostates. They are whited sepulchers full of dead man's bones.]) I also noticed the sculls of other warthogs there because it was a cannibal. (The factious bite and devour one another. "A house divided against itself will not stand.” The DS are literally cannibals. They drink the blood and eat the flesh of their victims.) Still unable to find us, or anyone else, it began to lay down and sleep right in the demolished living room.  All along, in this dream, a fang-like tusk would grow out from it's mouth and curve out around its snout and head. A new tusk grew each day, and I counted 7 by the end of the dream. (Representing the 7 heads of the Beast.) Then I woke up.     Select LanguageAfrikaansAlbanianAmharicArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBengaliBosnianBulgarianCatalanCebuanoChichewaChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CorsicanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEsperantoEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchFrisianGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHaitian CreoleHausaHawaiianHebrewHindiHmongHungarianIcelandicIgboIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseJavaneseKannadaKazakhKhmerKinyarwandaKoreanKurdish (Kurmanji)KyrgyzLaoLatinLatvianLithuanianLuxembourgishMacedonianMalagasyMalayMalayalamMalteseMaoriMarathiMongolianMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliNorwegianOdia (Oriya)PashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSamoanScots GaelicSerbianSesothoShonaSindhiSinhalaSlovakSlovenianSomaliSpanishSundaneseSwahiliSwedishTajikTamilTatarTeluguThaiTurkishTurkmenUkrainianUrduUyghurUzbekVietnameseWelshXhosaYiddishYorubaZulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version

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Preserved From the Beast (18) (Audio) David Eells - 10/27/21   Fully Vaxxed Die, Losing All Immunity (Only God has the Cure) From Operation Disclosure: Fully vaccinated people are now suffering from what looks like acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, better known as AIDS. Their immune system is fading, as many have warned.  Sun. 24 Oct. Vax Deaths: Shocking! Vaxxed Death Rate up 5427% Plus Vaccines Create Dangerous Mutated Variants/Deadly Strains! | Alternative | Before It's News (beforeitsnews.com) Lin Wood explains Plandemic 5,000 % increase in death rate for the vaccinated. Vax a Bioweapon that Damages Cells: The Vaxx Is a Bioweapon – Experts Issue Warning | Health | Before It's News (beforeitsnews.com) The Vaccinated: “People aged 40-69 have already lost 40% of the capabilities of their immune system and are losing them gradually, at a rate of 3.3% to 6.4% per week,” writes The Exposé. Interestingly, people aged 40-49 are in the worst situation, who can completely lose their immune system in about nine weeks. The most prosperous group are young people aged 18-29 years, for whom this period lasts about 44 weeks. Elderly people over 80 years old last about 20 weeks, and the age category of 50-59 years – only 15 weeks. “All people over the age of 30 will lose 100% of all immunity (against viruses and certain cancers) within 6 months,” warns The Exposé. “30-50-year-olds will lose it by Christmas. Then these people will actually get acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and destroy the NHS (National Health Service).” Getting a “booster” vaccination will only speed up the process. The leaders of the Chinese Communist Party discuss vaccination and say that “everyone who took the vaccine will be dead.” https://t.me/worldawakeningdraft/389 A creepy Chinese internal video conference was intercepted by intelligence and made public by one of the American politicians on Twitter. As part of this video conference, it is obvious that the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party are discussing the future of the United States after the spread of the vaccine: “Everyone who took the vaccine will be dead” – sounds from the mouth of one of the speakers. The leaked excerpt of the intercepted video conference begins with one of the CPC members who organized the video conference telling other participants: “Most of all, the CPC wants American troops to be vaccinated. As soon as they get vaccinated, the US armed forces will collapse and the CCP will triumph. After the American troops are vaccinated, I tell you that the vaccination against the CCP virus, in fact, will be close to completion.  Editors Note: The military is being torn apart by this illegal Communist forced Plague (please excuse their language): https://rumble.com/vnfz7v-u.s.-soldiers-speak-out-america-is-under-attack-prepare-yourself-now.html When the elite society of the USA, out of fear of death, due to lack of trust or because these scoundrels, politicians with low reputation, opportunists, want to evade responsibility, especially when Wall Street, Hollywood celebrities, the White House and the troops are vaccinated, I can assure you that there will be no vaccination problem. People who get vaccinated will soon run out. Those who promote vaccination behind the scenes have probably achieved their goals. Vaccination will no longer be pushed, and an antidote will definitely be offered.” A participant asks: “Will the antidote appear?” Another asks: “What is the antidote for?” The main speaker: “It's not to cure the harm caused by vaccines, it's to prevent the transmission of the virus, it's not a vaccine cure. Those who have been vaccinated are doomed to death. The antidote for vaccines is still in the hands of the CCP. Since the CCP wants you dead, how can it offer an antidote?” This leaked video was made public by Jerome Bell who is running in Virginia's second congressional district. “Check all 50 states. Arrest everyone involved. Put all those involved on trial. Condemn all those involved. Hang all those involved.” Editors Note: I am in agreement with the opinion of the CCP that the vaxxed will ultimately die, except those who repent and believe the Lord's Word. (See my last word at the bottom) We received a Word from the Lord that He only has the cure for this Plague. The Lord said through Pam, "Tell my people to hide themselves even as you are now hiding. It is disease I am sending. Only you who truly believe in My Saving Power will be safe from this pestilence, for it does not originate from this earth. Many people now drawing breath will be dead in a few short months." (Alien, i.e. demon, technology is in the so called vaccines. Also we hide ourselves in the belief of scriptures like "the secret place of the Most High" in Psalm 91.) Men have added to and taken from the eternal covenant and taught others to do so. These are under the curse of the plagues in Rev.22:18  I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues which are written in this book: 19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book. Those who have eaten the whole Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, the Word of God, will have a passover from the plague. This represents having our minds renewed with the true original Word and believe in the blood of the covenant that Jesus shed to save and heal us from the curse on sinners; These will escape the plagues. Jesus paid the price if you can believe it. Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree [a cross]. 1Pe 2:24  who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. You preachers out there, who deny divine healing is in the atonement, what will you do when the people you sent to get the death jab start dying in masses and their relatives find out you sent them to their death? God's Vaccine works for all sickness, even the jab, for those who believe: God's Vaccine   Surviving the Plandemic/Scamdemic: https://url.americanpatriotsforum.com/ETPdEZ How many politicians, governmental agencies, social and mainstream media, including school boards have been bribed to perpetuate the deception that lockdowns, mask and vax mandates work and are safe? They have censored safe, effective, inexpensive treatments over other extremely expensive therapies. Therapies studies have shown to have extremely high mortality rates. Remdesivir and ventilators are a death sentence according to major studies but they are used as the preferred treatment with major kickbacks to Hospitals and doctors that prescribe it. Pneumonia and kidney failure are due to Remdesivir according to major case studies and they knew it. Hospitals have become the new killing fields. Ivermectin has not killed anyone, it has 60 years of safe proven efficacy. It is authorized by the NIH and the FDA, always has been despite the pathological liars in the mainstream and social media. Hydroxychloroquine has also been used for decades safely and outperforms Remdesivir and the jabs. Jabs which are now proven to seriously injure and kill the recipients the scale of which is extremely censored. A document just released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) openly admits that the infamous PCR test for the Wuhan Coronavirus (Covid-19) was developed not with actual samples, but rather with what appears to be genetic material from a common cold virus. In the FDA document, it is clearly stated that ordinary seasonal flu genetic material was used as the testing marker in the PCR test kits because the authorities knew that many people would test “positive” for it, thus allowing them to use these results to create the “Covid” narrative. https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download  http://www.fda.gov/   http://fda.gov/ The Vaccine is a Bio-Weapon, former Pfizer Biotech Analyst: Proof the Vax Tracks the Vaccinated. Karen Kingston Former Pfizer Employee and Biotech Analyst Exposes the Vaccine Bio-Weapon, What's in it that Harms Us & How it Tracks Humans | Agenda 21 | Before It's News (beforeitsnews.com) Former CDC Director Robert Redfield said more than 40% of the people who died in Maryland over the last 6-8 weeks were FULLY VACCINATED!!! The US CDC failed to refute “clear, consistent and irrefutable scientific evidence proving the superiority of natural immunity over vaccination” in an official exchange of views with the Action Network for Informed Consent (ICAN). https://aaronsiri.substack.com/p/the-obvious-wins-again-natural-immunity BOMBSHELL: UK Government Data: 70% Of COVID Deaths Are DOUBLE-VACCINATED!Red Voice Media https://www.redvoicemedia.com/2021/10/bombshell-uk-government-data-70-of-covid-deaths-are-double-vaccinated-video/ Graphene Oxide has now been confirmed to be found in vax vials, in masks, in swabs and now in hand sanitiser! They want to drown us in graphene oxide! What on earth is the pupose of this highly conductive material to be present in all aspects of this scamdemic?!!! I dare not think of the answer… Researchers Warn of Heightened Risk of HIV With Certain COVID-19 Vaccines: https://www.ajmc.com/view/researchers-warn-of-heightened-risk-of-hiv-with-certain-covid-19-vaccines HOSPITAL C-19 TREATMENTS ARE LITERALLY KILLING HUMANS!!! A Combination of drugs called Remdesivir, Dexamethasone & Vancomycin being used in hospitals to treat the fake virus is causing massive kidney failure and the subsequent filling of the lungs with liquid.  (Dr Bryan Ardis) Health Care Workers Speak Out on Why They Would Rather Lose Their Jobs Than Take a COVID-19 Vaccine: https://www.theepochtimes.com/health-care-workers-speak-out-on-why-they-would-rather-lose-their-jobs-than-take-a-covid-19-vaccine_4065164.html?utm_medium=epochtimes&utm_source=telegram Vaccine Mandates Will Endanger National Security If Biden Follows Through, Kash's Corner: https://ept.ms/3GeXrDA Covid Vaccines Linked to SEVEN RARE Neurological Complications – Scientists. Using data from 32MN vaccinated adults, researchers from Oxford and Edinburgh have found Guillain-Barre Syndrome affects 38 more people per 10MN after receiving a first AZ jab. GBS impairs the immune system resulting in muscle weakness – and in more severe cases – paralysis. The study also found that strokes or cerebral hemorrhages increased in an estimated 60 people per 10MN within 28 days – the risk greater for females specifically after a Pfizer shot.The experts emphasized the adverse events were so rare that they had to report their incidence in millions, and stressed those infected without vaccination were at a greater risk of the same seven neurological conditions. The death jab is loaded with over 47 pathogens including; HIV proteins, graphene oxide, mRNA, Luciferise, human DNA, fetal tissues, animal DNA, monkey cells, liquid metals such as mercury the list goes on and on.   Man-child Coming to Finish the Job David Eells  Hos 5:6-15 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek Jehovah; but they shall not find him: he hath withdrawn himself from them. 7 They have dealt treacherously against Jehovah; for they have borne strange children: (This speaks of apostate Christians, raised by their usurper leaders, who don't look like, talk like or think like Jesus so the Lord has to bring judgment. As we see today, DS Babylon has attacked apostate Christianity with this pestilence, which would have never been a problem if they'd held to the Word. They are following their leaders instead of the Lord's Word and now they are dying because of it.) now shall the new moon devour them with their fields. … 9 Ephraim shall become a desolation in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be. 10 The princes of Judah are like them that remove the landmark: I will pour out my wrath upon them like water. 11 Ephraim is oppressed, he is crushed in judgment; because he was content to walk after man's command.  12 Therefore am I unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness. 13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to Assyria, and sent to king Jareb: but he is not able to heal you, neither will he cure you of your wound. 14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will carry off, and there shall be none to deliver. 15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me earnestly. (The first fruits Man-child and Bride companies must intercede for the people of God, that they acknowledge their offenses toward God and that they will seek His face earnestly and then the anointed Man-child will come.) Hos 6:1-3  Come, and let us return unto Jehovah; for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live before him. 3 And let us know, let us follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is sure as the morning; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain that watereth the earth. (This is how the Lord is coming. He is not coming in the air. He is coming in the Man-child ministers as the latter rain, just as He came in Jesus the Man-child in the former rain.) So what we have learned thus far is that the movement through Cyrus to bring down the factious Edomite Babylon DS is running into much opposition around the world. We know from scripture that the Edomites fall through the hand of the David Man-childs. What we need to do now is to repent and pray in the anointed Man-child, Mordecai, who will raise up Esther, the Bride, who makes request to the King of Kings. The King then gives them authority over the Beast kingdom as happened in Esther. Est. 7:1-10, So the king and Haman came to banquet with Esther the queen. 2 And the king said again unto Esther on the second day at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition, queen Esther? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed. 3 Then Esther the queen answered and said, If I have found favor in thy sight, O king, and if it please the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request: 4 for we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. ... 5 Then spake the king Ahasuerus and said unto Esther the queen, Who is he, and where is he, that durst presume in his heart to do so? 6 And Esther said, An adversary and an enemy, even this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before the king and the queen. 7 And the king arose in his wrath from the banquet of wine and went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king. 8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine; and Haman was fallen upon the couch whereon Esther was. Then said the king, Will he even force the queen before me in the house? As the word went out of the king's mouth, they covered Haman's face. 9 Then said Harbonah, one of the chamberlains that were before the king, Behold also, the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman hath made for Mordecai, who spake good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. And the king said, Hang him thereon. (The leadership of the faction fell into their own trap as God has said.) 10 So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king's wrath pacified. (So from here Mordecai and Esther were given the authority over the Beast body, meaning the DS and factious people. We see the same thing in Joel Chapter 2, where the Beast has conquered the apostate people of God; the Northern ten tribes, and is intent on conquering Jerusalem the Bride but God hears their cry and saves them destroying the Northern army.) Joel 2:1-21 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain; let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of Jehovah cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2 a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness, as the dawn spread upon the mountains; a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after them, even to the years of many generations...  6 At their presence the peoples are in anguish; all faces are waxed pale... 10 The earth quaketh before them... 12 Yet even now, saith Jehovah, turn ye unto me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto Jehovah your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and repenteth him of the evil. 14 Who knoweth whether he will not turn and repent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meal-offering and a drink-offering unto Jehovah your God?  15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly; 16 gather the people, sanctify the assembly, assemble the old men, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth from his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. (Notice, as we have already seen, after repentance the Man-child, in whom the Groom lives, and Bride are revealed.)   17 Let the priests, the ministers of Jehovah, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Jehovah, and give not thy heritage to reproach, that the nations should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the peoples, Where is their God? 18 Then was Jehovah jealous for his land, and had pity on his people. 19 And Jehovah answered and said unto his people, Behold, I will send you grain, and new wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith; and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations; 20 but I will remove far off from you the northern army , and will drive it into a land barren and desolate, its forepart into the eastern sea, and its hinder part into the western sea; and its stench shall come up, and its ill savor shall come up, because it hath done great things. (This is as Pharaoh and his army and the DS and their army going down in the Red Sea.) 21 Fear not, O land, be glad and rejoice; for Jehovah hath done great things. 22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field; for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth its fruit, the fig-tree and the vine do yield their strength.  23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in Jehovah your God; for he giveth you the former rain in just measure, and he causeth to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, in the first month . (And we see that it is here that the Man-child brings forth the latter rain revival as the DS Beast is conquered. And the people of God bear much fruit under the Man-child's teaching as it was in the former rain under Jesus.) 24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. 25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker-worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer-worm, my great army which I sent among you. (And the people of God will be restored from the years of the curse as it was when they came out from under Pharoah to follow Moses, the Man-child, and there was not one feeble one among them.) 26 And ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and shall praise the name of Jehovah your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you; and my people shall never be put to shame. 27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am Jehovah your God, and there is none else; and my people shall never be put to shame. (As we can see, the people had to come disrespect their apostate leadership who led them to destruction by encouraging them to go get vaccinated so they could 'safely' meet together again. These apostate leaders in the Church were not teaching them all along about faith and the truth about healing from the Word of God, which the Man-child reformer minstries will demonstrate. The condition for deliverance from the plagues is obedience to the principles of God as the Man-child will teach them.) Exo 15:26 … If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his eyes, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have put upon the Egyptians: for I am Jehovah that healeth thee.  Psa. 103:2-5 Bless Jehovah, O my soul, And forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 4 Who satisfieth thy desire with good things,'so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle.  1 Pe. 2:24 who his own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. (The people will blame the apostate preachers for their pain and suffering and the curses that have come upon them because of their ignorance and idolatry and their blind faith in following a man rather than reading their Bibles for themselves to discern good and evil.) Judgment begins in the house of God. 1 Pe. 4:12-19 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you: 13 but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. 14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye ; because the spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you. 15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters: 16 but if a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name. 17 For the time is come for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator. (Draining the church swamp is the most important thing to God. This is why the Man-child needs to come now and we need to pray Him in.) Missy asked the question on 10/24/21, “Why hasn't the Man-child been anointed yet?” (I asked Missy to clarify her question and she said that basically she was asking, “ Why hasn't the Man-child been manifested in His man-child ministers yet?) She received by faith at random for this question Job 32:21-22 (finger on the last phrase). Let me not, I pray you, respect any man's person; Neither will I give flattering titles unto any man. 22 For I know not to give flattering titles; Else would my Maker soon take me away.  (Missy said, “She feels this text is pointing out that many Christians are mis-placing their hopes and admirations in their religious leaders and Trump coming back as president to save them from the DS Beast rather than crying out to the Lord to be their Savior.”) Eve received by faith at random on 10/25/21 Ps. 119:120 ( in context 118-128) Thou hast set at nought all them that err from thy statutes; For their deceit is falsehood. 119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: Therefore I love thy testimonies. 120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; And I am afraid of thy judgments. 121 I have done justice and righteousness: Leave me not to mine oppressors. 122 Be surety for thy servant for good: Let not the proud oppress me.  123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, And for thy righteous word. 124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy lovingkindness, And teach me thy statutes. 125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, That I may know thy testimonies. 126 It is time for Jehovah to work; For they have made void thy law. 127 Therefore I love thy commandments Above gold, yea, above fine gold. 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; And I hate every false way.  Michael posted this Word from the Lord on our blog recently:   The One Word Order Kolyah - September 14, 2021 Rhema Word … 9.13.21 … entrusted to Kolyah … released just prior to Yom Kippur “Little ones, are you ready for My hard reset of your world? It is best that you prepare now, for in an instant, of My choosing, the brakes on this runaway world will suddenly be applied down to the floor … to the foundations; bringing this global wickedness to an abrupt halt. When that happens, there will be a hard tossing about, with slamming, banging, and pain for those, who are not braced, awake, and aware. (This reminds me of Eve's Dream of the US/China Train coming to a sudden halt.) Do you remember the report of the loud shrieks of horror and mourning that arose in Egypt's night, at the death of their firstborn? Truly, I say to you, it shall happen again on a worldwide scale, as I bring forth the disclosure of the truth that will shatter hearts, minds, idols, and stronghold by the power of truth that will not be held back, modified, or contained behind closed doors. The cries of anguish and despair will finally bring the level of breaking necessary for the people to realize, how wickedly they have been deceived, and how eagerly they have ingested the poisons promoted by the deceivers. They will think that ALL IS LOST, as they see the price that they have paid for their blindness, stubbornness, pride, and fear. As no household was untouched by the grief arising throughout Egypt at the time of the first Passover, so shall it soon be in your day. Only the households that heeded my warning and those, who obeyed My voice, will be spared the depths of the pain. The righteous will mourn and grieve for those around them. They will weep for those across the world, who will be writhing in unspeakable agony of soul in the realization of the pit into which they have fallen. I will allow the righteous to feel the pain of seeing the losses among those, whom they love, but I will not allow them to go into the deepest depths of soul pain; only into the depths of intercession that will lessen the pain in others. My compassion will undertake. Have I not said that those, who did not LOVE the truth would fall into deception? Too few believed My word regarding that matter. As I am the first Truth, whom they are to love, those, who have had a shallow, fickle, affection for Me will find out the grave consequences of being casual about truth and without true love … and the results of accepting, as fact, only those things that fit into their own grid … into their prideful grid of comfort and human knowledge. They will feel horrifically betrayed, and well they should. Their own souls have betrayed them, because their love of My truth, and of My reality, was only partial. In the pain of their consequences, they will have the opportunity to exchange an appreciation of truth for a committed LOVE of the truth. Not only am I Truth, and Love, but I am also Justice and Commitment. Human justice, and convenient human commitment will be humiliated through what is to be revealed soon. The deep falsehoods in the human premises will be shattered as My truth comes down like a hammer. Truth will not come down as a soft rain, for rain requires years to erode rock and to move mountains from their place. There is no time for that now. A rock smasher and a mountain crusher are needed to awaken the sleepers, and to expose the truth before all is lost. The Enemy has been working his plans with wicked brilliance. I have allowed it to unfold in order to entrap him, and all those who are in league with him. The lies, which have provided the glue to secure their wicked plans and mandates of unholy power, are about to be changed into a slime. That slime will be powerless to hold their deceptions together. The road, which has been cemented into place through their deceit, will begin to sink and separate. Where then, will they walk in their prideful power? Who will join them on that slimy road, once the truth is exposed? All this will come … but first the howls and the tears must come to soften the hardened hearts, and to bring them to the melting point in the laser light of hot Truth. My way is righteous and wise. You must trust Me. The fear of Me has been replaced with the fear of man. The awe of Me has been replaced with the awe of inventions and technology. The awareness of human vulnerability has been replaced with an awe of intellectual prowess and confidence. All of these strongholds of wicked false worship, and of arrogant disregard of Me … all the strategies designed to supplant and to replace Me … will be brought down into dust. It is good to be down on your knees in this hour, as the final round of increased shaking takes place. On your knees, you will be properly positioned before Me. Those on their knees will not be knocked down as the world rocks. Their personal kingdoms will not fall down upon their heads. The posture of submitted humility will be the place of safety for those, who seek Me, and who abide in Me. But be advised: what is about to take place will greatly disquiet your souls. Do not allow the pain you see manifesting in the multitudes, nor the shrieks of those you love, cause you to mistrust or to despise Me. Trust Me that the process I bring forth will set My Great Harvest into place. Go to your knees soon, and remain in a spiritual posture of humility before Me as these days unfold. The Enemy of your souls will put up an even greater fight to retain power, and to seize even more. I have already declared the boundary set against this advance, and have put that boundary into place. It will not be moved by him, nor by any of his associates. It will stand firm, for I have decree it. Get out of the way, of what I am about to allow and do. Move into a place of safety as I direct you. Do not fear and do not depend upon your own survival strategies. Simply abide in Me and be well. I will not allow more than you can handle. Have I not entrusted the words of truth in Psalm 91 to be a holocaust blanket, and a sure safety to surround you? Declare those words and find safety in the shelter of those promises. Know that the wailing of the masses will seek to disquiet you; to take you into fear and doubt. Don't go there, but rather profess your faith and stay in the Spirit at all times. Lock down in Me and hold. Gather in those, who are standing, but who are weakening. Be a support of faith for each other. Share the treasure and the provision, which I have given to you for this hour. What I provide will be more than enough. Entrust your troubled heart to Me. I will hold it securely, and will fill it with all the love and hope you will need. Know this: I am fully in control. There is NOTHING out of My hand, plan, or notice. There will be many, who have been on the fringes of faith, who will declare that My way is NOT GOOD. They will feel the horror of the unveiling, and then cry out that I am cruel for allowing such things. I AM MORE compassionate and patient … more loving and kinder that any of you can fathom. My path is a hard one, because the rebellion is very deep and widespread; consuming a great portion of humankind. Unless there is a clearly visual manifestation, revealing where the influences of rebellion and deceit have taken your world, the changes in hearts will be only temporary and shallow. There are lessons to be learned. There are people to be reborn. There are powers of great evil embedded into every facet of human life, that must be disclosed and stripped. As a result, these painful measures are necessary. I will allow only the smallest level of suffering required to bring the vital changes. The length and depth of human suffering will be determined by the speed at which the hearts and minds submit to the purpose of the shakings. See to it, that you lovingly, clearly, tell the ignorant, and the arrogant, the truth about what is happening, and about what will yet happen. If you do not speak the truth to them, the hollow spaces, formed within their human souls because of the shaking, will be quickly filled with more lies; bringing more rebellion and more defiance against me. Cooperate with My plan to bring a Great Awakening, and see the Glory come to your world as a result. Hold on tightly to Me. The most violent shaking is about to come. HOLD! Rest in Me, and do not withhold the truth from the terrified and perishing. The deceptions that have held them are about to crack. The trauma and terror of it will bring forth good fruit as we work together. All will be well. Trust, stand, obey, and believe. I am with you, and I am in charge. In the final analysis you will bless Me for what I am about to allow, as well as that which I am about to bring forth from My own hand. Hold, and thank Me in advance for the glory which is soon to come to your world to change everything.” Prayer changes things: Well friends, you heard the decree.  Will you be an Esther and change the decree. Like Esther, intercede for your family and the people of God that they repent and accept Gods word and turn this thing around. Many times God changes a decree when touched by faith. Pray for your loved ones and cover them.  All things are possible to him that believeth. We have prayed for people who have taken both shots and seen healings. We have prayed for those who were infected by those who got the jab and seen healings. We have prayed for lost friends and seen healings.  Some people who got the shots got placebo's and show no infection.  Some only got the first shot and show less trouble.  Cry out for mercy and God answers. The revival of the Man-child ministries will heal many when they believe. 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ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
October 27: 2 Kings 8; 1 Timothy 5; Psalm 119:49–72; Daniel 12

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 12:40


With family: 2 Kings 8; 1 Timothy 5 2 Kings 8 (Listen) The Shunammite's Land Restored 8 Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Arise, and depart with your household, and sojourn wherever you can, for the LORD has called for a famine, and it will come upon the land for seven years.” 2 So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God. She went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3 And at the end of the seven years, when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines, she went to appeal to the king for her house and her land. 4 Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me all the great things that Elisha has done.” 5 And while he was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed to the king for her house and her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, here is the woman, and here is her son whom Elisha restored to life.” 6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed an official for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, together with all the produce of the fields from the day that she left the land until now.” Hazael Murders Ben-hadad 7 Now Elisha came to Damascus. Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick. And when it was told him, “The man of God has come here,” 8 the king said to Hazael, “Take a present with you and go to meet the man of God, and inquire of the LORD through him, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this sickness?'” 9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, all kinds of goods of Damascus, forty camels' loads. When he came and stood before him, he said, “Your son Ben-hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying, ‘Shall I recover from this sickness?'” 10 And Elisha said to him, “Go, say to him, ‘You shall certainly recover,' but1 the LORD has shown me that he shall certainly die.” 11 And he fixed his gaze and stared at him, until he was embarrassed. And the man of God wept. 12 And Hazael said, “Why does my lord weep?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the people of Israel. You will set on fire their fortresses, and you will kill their young men with the sword and dash in pieces their little ones and rip open their pregnant women.” 13 And Hazael said, “What is your servant, who is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?” Elisha answered, “The LORD has shown me that you are to be king over Syria.” 14 Then he departed from Elisha and came to his master, who said to him, “What did Elisha say to you?” And he answered, “He told me that you would certainly recover.” 15 But the next day he took the bed cloth2 and dipped it in water and spread it over his face, till he died. And Hazael became king in his place. Jehoram Reigns in Judah 16 In the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah,3 Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, began to reign. 17 He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife. And he did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. 19 Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy Judah, for the sake of David his servant, since he promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever. 20 In his days Edom revolted from the rule of Judah and set up a king of their own. 21 Then Joram4 passed over to Zair with all his chariots and rose by night, and he and his chariot commanders struck the Edomites who had surrounded him, but his army fled home. 22 So Edom revolted from the rule of Judah to this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time. 23 Now the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah? 24 So Joram slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place. Ahaziah Reigns in Judah 25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab, king of Israel, Ahaziah the son of Jehoram, king of Judah, began to reign. 26 Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he began to reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah; she was a granddaughter of Omri king of Israel. 27 He also walked in the way of the house of Ahab and did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was son-in-law to the house of Ahab. 28 He went with Joram the son of Ahab to make war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth-gilead, and the Syrians wounded Joram. 29 And King Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds that the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick. Footnotes [1] 8:10 Some manuscripts say, ‘You shall certainly not recover,' for [2] 8:15 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain [3] 8:16 Septuagint, Syriac lack when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah [4] 8:21 Joram is an alternate spelling of Jehoram (son of Jehoshaphat) as in verse 16; also verses 23, 24 (ESV) 1 Timothy 5 (Listen) Instructions for the Church 5 Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity. 3 Honor widows who are truly widows. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show godliness to their own household and to make some return to their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God. 5 She who is truly a widow, left all alone, has set her hope on God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day, 6 but she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives. 7 Command these things as well, so that they may be without reproach. 8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. 9 Let a widow be enrolled if she is not less than sixty years of age, having been the wife of one husband,1 10 and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work. 11 But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when their passions draw them away from Christ, they desire to marry 12 and so incur condemnation for having abandoned their former faith. 13 Besides that, they learn to be idlers, going about from house to house, and not only idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying what they should not. 14 So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander. 15 For some have already strayed after Satan. 16 If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows. 17 Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. 18 For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.” 19 Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear. 21 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality. 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure. 23 (No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.) 24 The sins of some people are conspicuous, going before them to judgment, but the sins of others appear later. 25 So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden. Footnotes [1] 5:9 Or a woman of one man (ESV) In private: Psalm 119:49–72; Daniel 12 Psalm 119:49–72 (Listen) Zayin 49   Remember your word to your servant,    in which you have made me hope.50   This is my comfort in my affliction,    that your promise gives me life.51   The insolent utterly deride me,    but I do not turn away from your law.52   When I think of your rules from of old,    I take comfort, O LORD.53   Hot indignation seizes me because of the wicked,    who forsake your law.54   Your statutes have been my songs    in the house of my sojourning.55   I remember your name in the night, O LORD,    and keep your law.56   This blessing has fallen to me,    that I have kept your precepts. Heth 57   The LORD is my portion;    I promise to keep your words.58   I entreat your favor with all my heart;    be gracious to me according to your promise.59   When I think on my ways,    I turn my feet to your testimonies;60   I hasten and do not delay    to keep your commandments.61   Though the cords of the wicked ensnare me,    I do not forget your law.62   At midnight I rise to praise you,    because of your righteous rules.63   I am a companion of all who fear you,    of those who keep your precepts.64   The earth, O LORD, is full of your steadfast love;    teach me your statutes! Teth 65   You have dealt well with your servant,    O LORD, according to your word.66   Teach me good judgment and knowledge,    for I believe in your commandments.67   Before I was afflicted I went astray,    but now I keep your word.68   You are good and do good;    teach me your statutes.69   The insolent smear me with lies,    but with my whole heart I keep your precepts;70   their heart is unfeeling like fat,    but I delight in your law.71   It is good for me that I was afflicted,    that I might learn your statutes.72   The law of your mouth is better to me    than thousands of gold and silver pieces. (ESV) Daniel 12 (Listen) The Time of the End 12 “At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above;1 and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” 5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream. 6 And someone said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream,2 “How long shall it be till the end of these wonders?” 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream; he raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and swore by him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time, and that when the shattering of the power of the holy people comes to an end all these things would be finished. 8 I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?” 9 He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, but those who are wise shall understand. 11 And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. 13 But go your way till the end. And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at the end of the days.” Footnotes [1] 12:3 Hebrew the expanse; compare Genesis 1:6–8 [2] 12:6 Or who was upstream; also verse 7 (ESV)

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Preserved From the Beast (17) (Audio) David Eells - 10/24/21 Deb Horton just received by faith at random for the morning prayer meeting. Pro.25:4 (4-5) Take away the dross from the silver, And there cometh forth a vessel for the refiner: (5) Take away the wicked [from] before the king, And his throne shall be established in righteousness. (Deb said, "I have a note here from one of your teachings that says "Judas restraineth.”) (The text here in 2th 2:1-8 speaks of the falling away revealing the sons of perdition who restrain the coming of the Lord for His body "Until he be come out of the midst” in the numeric pattern. God is sanctifying a body of its Judas' to be prepared to receive Him. This is happening before the Tribulation for the Man-child and Bride and during the Tribulation for the Church. It is a confirmation for the revelation below. We pray that the faction will pay attention to God's intentions towards them unless they repent.)    Factious Dogs in the DS and Church Rounded Up and Euthanized Eve Brast - 10/12/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that I was in a huge warehouse that had many different sections and at least 3 levels. (As we will see, the Father not only stores up provision for His people in His warehouse but judgement is also stored up for the wicked. Rom.2:5 but after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest (or storeth) up for thyself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. The ground level of this warehouse represents this earth and the earthly happenings. The second level represents the spirit realm where the directives are handed down from the Father and also from the intercessions of His saints to the angels who are the law enforcers and who carry out the directives of the Bride and the Man-child. Psalm 103:20-21 Bless Jehovah, ye his angels, That are mighty in strength, that fulfil his word, Hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21 Bless Jehovah, all ye his hosts, Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.) I was standing on the cement ground floor with a 7 ft. tall, very muscular policeman at my right side who was dressed in a navy blue policeman's uniform. He had a silver badge on the right side of his uniform pocket. Even though he was dressed as a 'beat cop', I knew in the dream that he was a police detective. (This police detective represents the angels that carry out and enforce God's directives according to His Word and His will.) On the ground floor of the warehouse was a veterinary medical bay in the back left corner with exam tables and I.V.'s set up along with I.V. catheters and syringes for lethal injections for euthanasia. In front of that was a large chain link fence containment or holding area. (This lethal injection could also be representative of the vaccines that are putting many of the DS minions to death through the side effects. We've heard that many arrests of DS individuals are taking place currently and that they are being questioned and held awaiting military tribunals and sentencing to be put to death. (Our parallel runs true because many of the factious in the church leadership are also being arrested for spiritual child trafficking and crimes against God's children.) The actively factious in the church will also be put to death through lethal injection, (and for many it will be the jab), because they are killing God's children.) I asked the police officer where we were; what I was seeing and what was going on? He began explaining everything to me. It was dark on the ground floor of the warehouse except in the veterinary bay which had some very limited lighting capabilities. (Could this take place on a grand scale during the 10 days of darkness when all the power is cut off and the EBS is enabled to expose all the DS evil crimes against humanity? On the political side they are rounding up these people and executing many. (But also God is using their own spike proteins to take down these people as He said.) As the police officer began explaining I had a vision of the second floor of the warehouse which was very well lit. There were many offices and cubicles with law enforcement support personnel talking on phones and typing on computers and doing all kinds of office work. It was busy and bustling. I asked the officer what all the bustle was about and he said, “A directive has been handed down from the top to round up all the dogs.” (These dogs represent the faction in the Babylonish DS and the religious faction that have conspired to crucify the righteous just as it was with Jesus.)   (Prophesying of David, Jesus, and the man-child's persecutions we are told in:) Psa. 22:12-22 Many bulls have compassed me; Strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. 13 They gape upon me with their mouth, As a ravening and a roaring lion. ... 16 For dogs have compassed me: A company of evil-doers have inclosed me; They pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may count all my bones; They look and stare upon me. ... 20 Deliver my soul from the sword, My darling from the power of the dog.) Then I saw the woman in charge of carrying out this directive. (The woman represents the Bride, who in Esther as a type, is given authority by the King, representing Father God, to put Haman and his sons to death as well as all of the other enemies who have lifted up their hands against her to kill her and her people.)  She had a lot of authority from the top and was in charge of the second floor and all the law enforcement personnel. She was a thin woman with very straight hair that was shoulder length and she was standing in the middle of it all dressed in a women's business suit with her arms folded. (This woman is thin because she has gotten rid of all her excess flesh. Her hair is straight representing submission to Jesus, the Word, which is the straight and narrow way.)  Occasionally, I saw her bring out her right arm and point off into the distance with her pointer finger and I would see many law enforcement personnel going around the city and rounding up large groups of all different sizes and breeds of dogs. They would put them in temporary holding areas until they could be transported to the warehouse. I was not able to see the third level of the warehouse. (The Bride is dressed in a business suit because she is about her Father's business just as Jesus was and commanding the angels as she sees and discerns the Father's will. Heb. 1:13-14 But of which of the angels hath he said at any time, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation?) (But the head of the Bride is the also the Man-child who is shown in all the scripture to take down the factious Edomites. A Christian brother had a dream where the Lord quoted the following text to speak of the David Man-childs in whom Jesus lives.  Isa 11:1-5  And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall bear fruit.  2  And the Spirit of Jehovah shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.  3  And his delight shall be in the fear of Jehovah; and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither decide after the hearing of his ears;  4  but with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.  5  And righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.) Suddenly, I felt a dark presence behind me and I turned around to see a large black dog the size of a Great Dane. (This great dog is a factious person we know and also is the same factious man in the warehouse dream below.) Its ears were clipped like a Doberman Pincher. I asked the police officer what it was doing? He said, “Some of them are turning themselves in because there is nowhere left to go and no other choice.” (They are coming under the authority of these angels because of their great sins. They have "no other choice".)  It came into the warehouse through a large open bay door and was turning itself in to the authorities because the round up campaign was so wide and far reaching that there was nowhere else for it to go. None of the dogs realized that a death sentence was decreed for them and some were turning themselves in in hopes of leniency. (Hopefully, some may repent and be saved right before they die.) When I turned back around I saw many kinds of dogs in the fenced holding area in front of the veterinary bay and then my vision became telescopic and I zoomed in on a Chinese Shih Tzu dog that was being held down on one of the exam tables and they were injecting it with a lethal injection. It was panicked and flailing; yelping in fear. Then I woke up. (According to Wikipedia: "Shih Tzu's are highly independent dogs. Due to their independent nature, they are not considered the most obedient breed. (Due to their self will and rebellion they will lose their lives.) The Chinese have described their head shapes as "owl head" and "lion head", and their mouth as "frog mouth”. The name comes from the Chinese language word for "lion" because this kind of dog was bred to resemble the lion.” (Satan is described as a roaring lion and lions are described as predators in the Bible and Howard Pitman saw a vision of demonic frog spirits coming out of people who were in lust and fornication, just like these people.) I asked Father for a word for this dream by faith at random and my finger landed on the phrase, “the king's business” in Est. 9:3. (I laughed when I saw where my finger landed because of the woman dressed in the "business suit" in this dream. God has such a sense of humor!) Est. 9:3 (In context 1-5) Now in the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, on the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have rule over them, (whereas it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them,) 2 the Jews gathered themselves together in their cities throughout all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus, to lay hand on such as sought their hurt: and no man could withstand them; for the fear of them was fallen upon all the peoples. 3 And all the princes of the provinces, and the satraps, and the governors, and they that did the king's business, helped the Jews; because the fear of Mordecai (Meaning little man or Man-child) was fallen upon them. 4 For Mordecai was great in the king's house, and his fame went forth throughout all the provinces; for the man Mordecai waxed greater and greater. 5 And the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and with slaughter and destruction, and did what they would unto them that hated them. This dream reminds me of a past dream that I had about the Apostates being rounded up and put to death in another warehouse.   Apostates Killed by the Plague Eve Brast - 12/14/17 (Davids notes in red) I dreamed that I was again in the operating room and an apostate factious man (Who was also in the dream above symbolized by the Great Dane.) was in front of me holding the unsterile D&C curette with which, in the previous dream, he was attempting to kill or abort Christ in me typed as a baby in my womb. (Spiritually this is what the factious do to their victims with slander and witchcraft demons.)  But this time the surroundings of the operating room morphed into a large gray metal warehouse. The man's face changed to bewilderment as he realized that he was surrounded by people packed, shoulder to shoulder, inside this warehouse with him. (A warehouse is a place where things are stored for later use. God declares that the factious, who are judgmental and do what they falsely accuse other of, store up as in a warehouse for themselves wrath from Him. Romans 2:1-8 Wherefore thou art without excuse, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judges another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest dost practise the same things. 2 And we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against them that practise such things. 3 And reckonest thou this, O man, who judgest them that practise such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 but after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest (or storeth) up for thyself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6 who will render to every man according to his works: 7 to them that by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life: 8 but unto them that are factious, and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, shall be wrath and indignation, Suddenly, I was caught up in the Spirit to the ceiling of the warehouse. (As a type of ascending into heavenly places in Christ above all the wickedness, where all needs are supplied by abiding in Christ. Eph.1: 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.)  The factious apostate man began to look all around in a panic because I had vanished before his eyes. (Notice that Eve, possibly a type of the Bride of the Last Adam, Jesus, was hidden just like in Pam's revelation in part 1 where the Lord said, Tell my people to hide themselves even as you are now hiding. It is disease I am sending. Only you who truly believe in My Saving Power will be safe from this pestilence, for it does not originate from this earth. Many people now drawing breath will be dead in a few short months. (We spoke in the last broadcast about the alien technology and creatures in the so called va/cci/nes.) As I looked down in the Spirit, I was aware that all the people in the warehouse were apostates and had been gathered there for judgement. (An apostate is some one who has fallen away from the covenant as it was given. Men have added to and taken from the eternal covenant and taught others to do so. These are under the curse of the plagues in Rev.22:18  I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues which are written in this book: 19 and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book. Those who have eaten the whole Passover Lamb, which represents having our minds renewed with the true original Word and believe in the blood of the covenant that Jesus shed to save and heal us from the curse on sinners, will escape the plagues. Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree [a cross]: Exo.12: 3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers houses, a lamb for a household. 6 and ye shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at even. 7 And they shall take of the blood, and put it on the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein they shall eat it. [i.e. They shall walk under the blood of the sacrifice by faith] 8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Eat not of it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roast with fire; its head [the mind of Christ] with its legs [the walk of Christ] and with the inwards [the heart of Christ] thereof. 10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; but that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. [meaning it will be wasted for the destroyer is on his way] 11 And thus shall ye eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand [ready to leave Egypt]; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is Jehovah's passover. 12 For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt [The first born is the fleshly man. Many of the lost and unbelieving Christians shall die too.], both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am Jehovah.  13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and there shall no plague be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. ... 23 For Jehovah will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side-posts, Jehovah will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you. Many consider themselves to be under the blood falsely. Heb 10:26-27  For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more a sacrifice for sins,  27  but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and a fierceness of fire which shall devour the adversaries. All at once, I saw hundreds maybe even a thousand small, transparent, (or unseen) coral snakes that were red, black, and yellow. (The coral snake has been known as the deadliest snake in North America. It paralyzes your nervous system with lungs and other organs shutting down in as little as a couple of hours. They have enough venom to kill 5 people but their delivery system is not good. Small fangs which they use to chew on a person until they get enough venom into them. (This Represents an injection of a euthanizing agent.) They were falling like light snow would (Like a plague or pestilence sprayed from the sky) and descending upon the wicked people to bite them and take their lives. (Numbers 21:6: And Jehovah sent fiery serpents (Called the fiery flying serpent in Isa.30:6) among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.)  The people began to scream and cry out when they realized what was happening. (If the transparent coral venom were spread from the sky, or spiritually from heaven, like the spike protein chemtrails, which can penetrate the skin, it would be an extremely deadly delivery system, possibly like what  A.A. Allen saw, to major population centers. Now this coral venom sounds like the plague in Pam's revelation where there was no antidote. The Lord said to Pam in part 1, No one will have the remedy. I will laugh at the mighty men as they run futilely for their holes. Tell the internet readers to forget their word searches, etc…There is NO REMEDY but ME and ONLY ME. I believe this means that no remedy can be counted on to save from this but Gods. He is in control over who lives and who dies and no vaccine can circumvent or stop him. The condition for immunity to plagues is stated in Exo.15: 26 and he said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of Jehovah thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his eyes, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases upon thee, which I have put upon the Egyptians: for I am Jehovah that healeth thee. Deu 32:39: See now that I, even I, am he, And there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; And there is none that can deliver out of my hand.) Like the coral venim, C/19 and its spike protein variants are a lung disease that cuts off breath. So now we have the coral venom and the plague coming from the sky or from heaven. Add to this the fact that the chemtrails are a practiced delivery system that brings lung disease all over the nation. The hospitals are full of people with pneumonia type symptoms that they are now labeling C/19.) Again, In the spirit, I saw what looked like snow flakes beginning to fall through the ceiling of the warehouse. Then the snakes appeared and fell on the people with the "snow". (The "poison with snow" could represent the pestilence that comes from the sky by the hand of God in chemtrails for judgment in the winter time.) (Sounds like it) Maybe the people were repenting when they were crying out as the snakes landed on them. (Some will repent but most won't.) See the revelations about the evil snow. We saw snow here that was made up of tiny capsule looking things that were not flakes and fire did not melt them.) Then I woke up and I asked Father for a word concerning this continuation dream and received by faith at random: Jer.9:23 (in context 21-26), and my finger was on "let not the wise man glory in his wisdom” 21 For death is come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets. 22 Speak, Thus saith Jehovah, The dead bodies of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman; and none shall gather them. 23 Thus saith Jehovah, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; ...  25 Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will punish all them that are circumcised in their uncircumcision: (He will punish the apostates who sow flesh) 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that have the corners of their hair cut off, that dwell in the wilderness; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in heart.   His Angels Shall Gather Out of His Kingdom All That Cause Stumbling Joshua - 10/13/21 (David's notes in red) Joshua said, "About 2 or 3 months ago, I had a bizarre dream. I can't forget it and it keeps coming to mind." I dreamed that I was in a small, dark, derelict classroom in the Far East. It was very dimly lit by indirect light coming from weak light bulbs or candlelight. (Derelict means: delinquent, slack, irresponsible, lax, undependable, unreliable, etc… This classroom represents the Genghis Khan Spirit Deception in the DS church and government which we will discuss in the following revelations.) In the room were two Asian children about 10 years of age or so. (According to bible study.org The number 10 signifies testimony, law, responsibility and the completeness of order.)  I (Joshua, meaning: "Yahweh is salvation”) was in the room as a teacher. (The Man-child will teach many the truth and the good news of the gospel during the first 3 1/2 years of the tribulation). In my hands was the album from the satanic, hard rock, band Black Sabbath. It was their first album also titled "Black Sabbath". (Note: I have NEVER listened to that album and have never been a fan of Black Sabbath at all.) (This represents a very dark, evil entity. It probably by its name represents those in darkness under the law. As we will see this black sabbath represents those ruled by principalities and powers in heaven and on earth.) I and the Asian children were looking at it and I was identifying it as Satanic. (The Man-child will teach God's elect the difference between good and evil; between what is leavened and worldly and what is unleavened and heavenly. I think this dream is about to happen. The Satanists of the DS elite and faction in the Church have killed multitudes with their evil. The DS are invading the southern border with enemies right now and shooting has begun.) Suddenly, there was a very loud roar of a rushing wind; the sound was distorting my hearing, but, strangely, nothing was being blown; but the shaking was distinct and could be felt. In the dream I understood that “This is God's judgement falling”. (This could represent the end-time revival that is going to fall upon God's people as well as a storm of judgment that is falling upon the DS in the Church and state.) Then the album instantly disappeared from my hands and I was left there standing with the children and we were trying to remember what we were doing, like when you walk into a room for a purpose and then forget what you went in there for. (With the spiritual warfare backing by people of faith, the Alliance is doing a masterful job of removing many and prosecuting them in military tribunals. What we are hearing: The militaries of the Alliance are continuing the job of draining this swamp. They have been practicing and will agree to make a fake WWlll as an excuse to come together. However they will go after the remaining DS governments and people but the job is huge and without God cannot be done. The Man-child is coming to fight the Edomite factions and drive them out as David did in scripture.) There was absolutely no trace or memory of the album. It was like the evil had been supernaturally removed without the slightest disturbance or speck left over. Then I woke up. (They will suddenly be like a distant memory; gone away without a trace. PTL !!  God has promised to utterly destroy the DS in the Church and government.) I thought of verses like Proverbs 2:21, For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it. And Mat 13:41  The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity, etc. If God's judgement falls soon and in this way, I will be thankful if the evil and the minions of evil are removed.   Genghis Khan Spirit Deception in the Church (1) Eve Brast - 12/25/2011 (David's notes in red) In a dream I saw many people being deceived by a much more powerful and deceptive evil principality called a Genghis Khan spirit. It will be worse than the false revival Kundalini eastern spirit. (Genghis Khan was the Mongol who led legions of demon-possessed men to conquer most of Eurasia by the edge of the sword, massacring whole populations, about 40 million people. The factious in Church and state are eugenicists just like this. Genghis is still worshipped by many in Mongolia, so he could represent here a religious spirit. No doubt this is a spirit that will bring spiritual death, conquering multitudes of Christians, like the Kundalini spirit's false revival. This new factious spirit conquers people by the sword or WORDS, written or spoken, which makes it much more dangerous than the Kundalini spirit, which was mostly imparted by laying on of hands. These words are in the form of unforgiveness, bitterness, back-stabbing, criticism, slander, gossip, railing, lying, perversion, witchcraft, voodoo, etc.) I was shaking my head in disappointment as I watched the people act like they were in love with this spirit; it was like a worldwide orgy. (The true people of God who stay with the truth of His Word won't be overtaken, even with this deception.) This is all I was shown. (We have been shown many times that this is a worldwide attack on the saints by apostates. The corporate beast spirit from the abyss is coming forth to enter the sons of perdition [Judases] and use them to conquer and make war on the true Christians. {Rev.17:8} The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, [they] whose name hath not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and shall come. As the Word says, a great falling away to strong delusion is upon us. I asked the Father what this Genghis Khan Spirit was or what it represented and when I opened my Bible my finger was on: (1Jn. 2:22) Who is the liar but who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, even who denieth the Father and the Son. (Antichrist spirits always deny the true Jesus and Word. The rest of this text tells the whole story. {2:18} Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have there arisen many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last hour. {19} They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they all are not of us. [Notice that many antichrists in this "last hour" will separate from us because they do not belong with the true Church due to their corrupt leavened nature. In this they deny the Father and Son (verse 22) because they deny the true Word given from the beginning in order to abide in Christ, which is eternal life.] {24} As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father. {25} And this is the promise which he promised us, [even] the life eternal. {26} These things have I written unto you concerning them that would lead you astray.   Genghis Khan Spirit Deception in the Government (2) Eve Brast - 12/29/11 (David's notes in red) In the dream above, I saw many Christians being deceived by a very powerful and deceptive evil principality called a Genghis Khan spirit. I had seen that this spirit is manifesting in the factious who kill by the sword of slander and now below I am seeing it also is taking over a beast government. (There has always been a beast government to back up the factious, religious government. Jesus' time was a good example of this.)  I had seen a cleansing of the true church by this spirit rising up in apostates to separate them from the Man-child and Bride, but also now, in the revelation below, I see a global shift and transfer of secular governmental power in the spirit realm to this Genghis Khan spirit. As I was laying down to sleep, I asked the Father to show me more about the Genghis Khan spirit in a dream or vision. As I was laying in bed, praying in the Spirit, He gave me this vision on 12/29/11: I was high above Earth, looking down from a southern viewpoint toward the North at the Asian continent where Russia and China are. It was dark upon the earth. Suddenly, I saw something dark rising up from beneath the Asian continent, from the center where Mongolia is located (where Genghis Khan came from). The Spirit told me that Mongolia is the opening to the womb between the two legs of Russia and China and this spirit is rising up in and coming forth from them. Its back rose out first, hunched like a mountain; then its head and shoulders came out bowed down toward the east; then its arms and finally its legs. It stayed kneeling down on one knee toward the east, bracing itself with its arms and hands -- one on Russia and the other on China (similar to the stance runners have at the start of a race). (This Genghis Khan spirit is a spiritual type of a conquering Beast spirit ruling in the world and in the Church faction.) It had a human form with sharp nails on its fingers, pointed ears and a bald head. Heaven gave it permission to raise its head and take its first breath and as it opened its mouth and drew in a large breath, some more stars were sucked into its mouth from the night sky, along with the breath it inhaled. (The Dragon Beast drew a third of the stars represents by the seed of Abraham to the earth. The precursor Mark in the va/cci/nes is doing this to by changing DNA.)  I could see very sharp top and bottom canine teeth. (Just as the secular beast has physical power to devour the saints, so does the religious beast have spiritual power to devour the saints. (Psa.37:12) The wicked plotteth against the just, And gnasheth upon him with his teeth. (57:4) My soul is among lions; I lie among them that are set on fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.) This spirit was very black with many stars in it. (Abraham's seed are "as the stars of heaven” and they are falling by the work of this spirit. This changing of the DNA is to humble people to the DS.)  It looked like the mirror image of the night sky inside it. It didn't stand up, but if it had, the earth under its feet would have looked like a large beach ball. It was gigantic. (Genghis Khan is a world-conquering spirit of the beast in the secular realm, just as it is in the religious realm. Genghis was a merciless murderer of men like faction and slander is a murderer of souls.) I later asked the Father for a verse for this vision of the Genghis Khan spirit and my finger fell on: (Eze. 21:24) Therefore thus saith the Lord: Because ye have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because that ye are come to remembrance, ye shall be taken with the hand (There is no covering for Unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and retaliation, which is the nature of those who have this spirit and God does not forgive or forget their sins for this reason. In verses 11 and 12 of this text, God says the sword "is upon all the princes of Israel", meaning the apostate leadership of God's people.), (25) And thou, O deadly wounded wicked one, the prince of Israel, whose day is come, in the time of the iniquity of the end, (26) thus saith the Lord: remove the mitre, and take off the crown; this shall be no more the same; exalt that which is low, and abase that which is high. (This is clear that this spirit is in an apostate leadership of God's people in the end and they will be spiritually wounded and lose their crown being removed from their high position over any true people of God.)  When I read the last part of this scripture, the Spirit brought to my remembrance what Mary, who brought forth the Man-child, said: (Luk.1:51) He hath showed strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart. (52) He hath put down princes from their thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree. (Again, this was spoken of the removal of the apostates over the true people of God by the coming of the Man-child ministry, as the next part of the vision shows.) Right after this, I saw the upper half of a giant woman in the heavens with long blonde hair and very fair skin cradling a newborn with golden hair in her right arm. (The worldwide woman and true Church having brought forth the Man-child ministry.) Light from heaven was shining down upon them. (I only saw her profile and the top of the newborn's head.) She was also facing east (toward the coming of the Son), looking down at her baby, her white garment lowered off her right shoulder in preparation to nurse Him. And a clear vial filled with golden oil appeared without hands and poured oil onto the infant's mouth and onto the woman's right breast. Then she brought the baby to her breast to nurse Him. (This Man-child will partake of the oil and gold of heaven -- the anointing and nature of Jesus.) I asked the Father for a verse concerning the vision of the woman and my finger fell on : (Psa.128:3) Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine, In the innermost parts of thy house; Thy children like olive plants, round about thy table. This whole Psalm is awesome! (God will prosper the woman Church to bear fruit in the wilderness, in spite of the dragon of Genghis Khan trying to destroy her and her Man-child. Escaping this evil is for them a Passover of the Destroyer before leaving Egypt for the wilderness. It is the Man-child escaping the dragon which is trying to devour them.) These two events seem again to be happening almost simultaneously or very close together but they are both under the Father's sovereign control! Claire also had a recent dream about the “Mongolian Beast kingdom” Here is a portion of it:   The ‘Mongolian' Beast Kingdom Claire Pienaar - 6/1/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed of Mongolia all night. The word was said over and over in my mind. (I believe this represents the Genghis Khan Spirit referenced in the dreams above.) In the dream I was traveling there. (She was going into a revelation of the governmental form of this Beast.) I was talking to British generals. They were dressed in black and red military uniforms and explaining to me why they had named it Mongolia. (Black and red are the colors of anarchy and also the Dragon Beast.) Then I was talking to a blonde woman who had adopted boys from Mongolia and wanted to place them in the right grade. (This could represent the bride in Eve's revelation above who not only gives birth to the Man-child company but also nourishes God's elect who come out of this Beast system.)   Then I was talking with Riaan about how to get there and we decided motorbikes would be best. Then I woke up. (Motorbikes have 2 wheels and require balance and forward movement in order to ride them. They also represent having an eye that is single and full of light representing sanctification. This is the best way to have God's provision and protection against this Beast.) (It is interesting that Genghis Khan established the Mongol Empire in 1206, which became the largest entirely connected (contiguous) empire in history. It occupied approximately 22% of all land on Earth. It might well be a type and shadow of the world-wide beast kingdom that we're currently in.)   White Washed Sepulchers Full of Dead Men's Bones Marilyn Klinke - 10/12/21 (David's notes in red) I believe the Man-child is going to overrule the DS politicians and turn this thing in our favor soon. We have been casting down the DS attempts to delay this thing. The DS politicians are in white because they want us to believe they are our benefactors but they are demon possessed and antichrist. I dreamed I was in a place like a state or federal capital building. I saw a few politicians that I recognized, mainly from the Bush family. (The Bush family were all Republicans. This could represent the “Right Wing" Republican Party politicians.) (The politicians were also dressed mostly in white. (Representing, "white washed sepulchers full of dead men's bones”; hypocrites, Matt 23:27-28 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear beautiful, but inwardly are full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.) (As I have shared, the DS Babylonish Beast is being conquered by Cyrus who represented the Medio-Persian Beast. We are merely moving from one Beast to another. We are in agreement with Cyrus/Trump in that he is conquering the previous Beast, who is intent on killing God's people.  Trump is using their ill-gotten gains to build the kingdom. The time will come that we will be separated from the new age people on the right who are representing this beast and tolerate us for their purpose of bringing in their “1000 years of peace”.  The book of Revelation which they discount is coming instead for "There is no peace, saith Jehovah, to the wicked" Isa 48:22.  They will be alienated from us for our strictly Christian stance.  Act 4:12  And in none other is there salvation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must be saved. Their pre-cursor of the mark is turning hearts to the Beast and against us by changing their DNA. Mat 24:9  Then shall they deliver you up unto tribulation, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the nations for my name's sake.  I saw Jesus, dressed in white, sitting in a chair and watching what was going on. The politicians were completely oblivious to the presence of Jesus. (The politicians right and left overwhelmingly do not serve the one true God and this is why they are oblivious to His Presence. Jesus is always watching. He and the Father are in complete control of all vessels of honor and dishonor. Father uses them all for His purposes and His ends. Isa. 45:6-7 ...I am Jehovah, and there is none else. 7 I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things.) Jesus then handed me a clipboard with a printed page of writing. I don't remember what was written, but I know that there were 3 paragraphs and the first 3 words of each paragraph were in bold type. I knew that the bold type words were the names of 3 men and what followed each of their names, was an account of their individual lives and why Jesus had chosen them to be on this list. I think the 3 men listed on the page were there, but sitting, very quiet and humble. (These 3 men represent the completeness of the Man-child reformers whom Jesus is anointing to do His work. The White Hat Alliance leaders and politicians will ultimately fail in their goals because they do not pray to, nor worship, the one true God and are not on His side. According to bible study.org: The number 3 is used 467 times in the Bible. It pictures completeness, though to a lesser degree than 7. The meaning of this number derives from the fact that it is the first of four spiritually perfect numerals (the others being 7, 10 and 12). The 3 righteous patriarchs before the flood were Abel, Enoch and Noah. After the deluge there was the righteous "fathers" Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (later renamed Israel). These men were being anointed by Jesus to do His work. Jesus then told me to read what was written on the page. I was told to read aloud, but the politicians were not listening at all. Then I woke up. (The “white washed” politicians are not listening to the one true God and His Son Jesus. This is why their plans will fail. In Eve's dream of the Trump/David Parallel  it was the Man-child David's that showed up for the press conference and ordered the mass arrest of the criminals in the DS church and state. Everyone was expecting Trump to make his acceptance speech at the podium but he never showed up. We believed that this was going to be in reference to the 2020 election that ended up being stolen by the Democrats. I believe this was for the purpose of showing the world the evil of Communism.  The Man-child will be the one to conquer the Edomite factions of Church and state and bring all the glory to God and His Kingdom. Isa 40:10  Behold, the Lord Jehovah will come as a mighty one, and his arm will rule for him: Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.)  I received by faith at random for this dream, Job 20:19-20. 19 Because he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor; because he hath violently taken away a house which he builded not. 20 Surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he shall not save of that which he desired. (The whole chapter speaks of judgement on the wicked.) I know Father sees everything. It is such a comfort to believe that nothing is hidden from Him, even though the wicked are oblivious and their evil plans mock God. He hears the prayers of His people and is sending His anointed ones in the Man-child ministry. I pray and believe everyday for this. If it's not today, then we are one day closer to the fulfillment.    Slander Adversaries Against UBM Deb Horton - 10/12/21 (David's notes in red)   I had a dream this morning that shows the attack of the slanderers against the David's and UBM.     In a dream I was shown an intersection of John Dodd Road. (This intersection is where I was previously shown the broken traffic light. (A broken traffic light represents the breakdown in the laws that offer people direction and guidance. Our governmental authorities have descended into lawlessness just like the factious in the Church do when they reject God's commands in His Word.) I drive past this intersection on John Dodd Rd. multiple times on a daily basis. John" means "the Lord has been gracious," (He has certainly been patient with the factious.) But, according to Dictionary.com Dodd has multiple meanings, which are, "to praise or celebrate, to gather together, to seize by or as if by authority..." (This sure sounds like the factious.) Wikipedia says, “The surname Dodd may also be derived from the Old English word "dydrian," which means deceiver or rascal, or from the word "dod," which means to make bare or to cut off.”) (I believe this “John Dodd intersection represents a fork in the road we travel in life. We can choose the way of grace and repentance and obedience to the Word of God or we can choose our own self-willed ways and be cut off; like the branches that didn't abide in the vine who is Jesus.) The street to my left was Avanti St. (Representing the way of the goats. Jesus put the goats on His left.) ("Avanti" is Italian for "come on, forward, onward, in front," but it's just a short dead-end street that takes you around to the Amazon Warehouse Distribution Center. "Amazons" were "a race of female warriors of Greek mythology.” Is a woman going to lead this factious attack? Or does this refer to the Jezebel spirit behind the attacks? A Jezebel spirit can be quite seductive.)   The street to my right was Derrick Rd. ("Derrick" actually has a Hebrew counterpart. It's the Strong's H1870 meaning: "road, distance, journey, manner," but it is translated 382 times as "way." UBM is guiding people to walk in the Way. The meaning of Derrick is "power of the tribe, ruler of the people”. (Representing the Man-child ministries.)  A "derrick" is "a hoisting apparatus employing a tackle rigged at the end of a beam." UBM is trying to lift people out of the dirt by feeding them the unleavened bread of the pure Word of God which will wash us whiter than snow.)  I knew, in the dream, the time of day was immediately after sunset when it's getting dark but you can still see a few details, and I was looking at the corner of John Dodd and Derrick. (Spiritually speaking, it is getting very dark with all the deceptions flying around in order to try to deceive even the elect of God. But they won't succeed because the elect love the truth and are enlightened by the wisdom of God's Holy Spirit that lives in us and guides us into all truth with His discernment.) In real life, there is a row of large trees running down John Dodd and then one large tree just past the corner turning right onto Derrick. But in the dream, there was a small group of trees of various sizes filling in the corner. (Representing UBM local; trees represent ‘men'.)  I saw that there were piles of fresh dirt heaped up in the spaces between the trees. (The word dirt is slang for "scandalous, malicious, or incriminating gossip and slander”)  I don't remember if the dirt stopped just before the trees or if any of the trees were touched by the dirt, and I wondered why anyone would do that because if too much dirt is piled up around a tree, then it girdles the tree, which causes the protective bark to rot and the tree dies. Then I woke up. (The factious leaders and their followers have tried for many years to heap up dirt around UBM and kill the ministry and individuals with their lies and slander, but the Lord has said they will not succeed because this is His ministry and He desires “David's house" for His dwelling place. Eve said concerning a previous revelation, "I asked Father concerning some of David's questions. One was about David's house.” And Father said, (Speaking to David) “Do not be anxious or troubled concerning the house. I have desired it for My dwelling place…   I asked the Father to give me another word by faith at random concerning the house and my finger was on Psa. 68:16, Why look ye askance, ye high mountains, At the mountain which God hath desired for his abode? Yea, Jehovah will dwell in it for ever.) In this case the house of David is the Man-child's house meaning his heritage and offspring.)  The verse that I received by faith at random this morning after this dream was, Jer. 51:51  We are confounded, because we have heard reproach; confusion hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of Jehovah's house. This is like Eve's dream of the Factious dog's judgement and their shame and executions. Like Edom's blood staining the Lords garment when he slaughtered them. I asked the lord a few years ago if he would hit them before they hit us and got a YES. Here is what came to me:  Mic 4:9-13  Now why dost thou cry out aloud? Is there no king in thee, is thy counsellor perished, that pangs have taken hold of thee as of a woman in travail?  10  Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail;(MAN-CHILD COMES) for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and shalt dwell in the field, and shalt come even unto Babylon: there shalt thou be rescued; there will Jehovah redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.  11  And now many nations are assembled against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye see our desire upon Zion.  12  But they know not the thoughts of Jehovah, neither understand they his counsel; for he hath gathered them as the sheaves to the threshing-floor.  13  Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion; for I will make thy horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass; and thou shalt beat in pieces many peoples: and I will devote their gain unto Jehovah, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.   Select LanguageAfrikaansAlbanianAmharicArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBengaliBosnianBulgarianCatalanCebuanoChichewaChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CorsicanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEsperantoEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchFrisianGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHaitian CreoleHausaHawaiianHebrewHindiHmongHungarianIcelandicIgboIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseJavaneseKannadaKazakhKhmerKinyarwandaKoreanKurdish (Kurmanji)KyrgyzLaoLatinLatvianLithuanianLuxembourgishMacedonianMalagasyMalayMalayalamMalteseMaoriMarathiMongolianMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliNorwegianOdia (Oriya)PashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSamoanScots GaelicSerbianSesothoShonaSindhiSinhalaSlovakSlovenianSomaliSpanishSundaneseSwahiliSwedishTajikTamilTatarTeluguThaiTurkishTurkmenUkrainianUrduUyghurUzbekVietnameseWelshXhosaYiddishYorubaZulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version

Crossway Christian Church
Pride and Prejudice

Crossway Christian Church

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 39:43


Obadiah is a short book, but don’t let that fool you – it has a powerful and timely message for us. Although the Edomites thought they had done no wrong, and that Judah may have had its destruction coming to them, God knew better. Their pride has deceived them, and led them into their own destruction. So, what shall we learn from this little letter? What does an inner-family rivalry from the 6th Century BC actually have to do with us? Much, in every way!

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

Preserved From the Beast (16) (Audio) David Eells - 10/20/21 They Shall Not Prevail Against Thee David Eells - 10/16/21 On 10/16/21, I asked for a word by faith at random for what is happening NOW.  Jer 15:20-21  And I will make thee unto this people a fortified brazen wall; and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith Jehovah.  21  And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible. I had written, in brackets, a side note that I had received this on 3/17/19. This timing was in our last program already as a past delay that will end in these days. So the wicked faction will fail to catch the Davids for God is with them. And Cyrus/Trump will help them to rebuild the Kingdom. That same night, 10/16/21 I had a vivid dream. I saw several rag-tag disheveled looking people chasing me and in the dream I thought “for what?”. (The answer is because the dragon wants to devour the Davids) They were shooting at me with buckshot. (Scatter shot represents various slanders.) (Psalm 17:8-13 Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 9 From the wicked that oppress me, My deadly enemies, that compass me about. 10 They are inclosed in their own fat: With their mouth they speak proudly.  11 They have now compassed us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth. 12 He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. 13 Arise, O Jehovah, Confront him, cast him down: Deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword. The Lord is coming in a garment stained with the blood of the factious Edomites. As the DS criminals are being executed after military tribunals, so will be the deep church criminals as our dreams and words have shown.) Their leader was shorter than the rest of them. (This represents the stunted maturity of the factious leadership.) To make up for this he had on a tall, 10 gallon hat (representing his inflated ego).  I was easily avoiding them as they ran around feverishly trying to kill me. (Our intel in dreams and visions and Words that the Father gives to us to warn us of their plans is far better than theirs. They plan a big slander attack and theft. His assistant spies on us everywhere but nothing will save them. Mat. 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee into the next: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.) Then I saw that a ferocious Lion was chasing them.  Their guns were useless against him as he devoured them one by one. (Isa 62:11-63:3  Behold, Jehovah hath proclaimed unto the end of the earth, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.  12  And they shall call them The holy people, The redeemed of Jehovah: and thou shalt be called Sought out, A city not forsaken.  63:1  Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? (Edoms sheepfold) this that is glorious in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.  2  Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winevat?  3  I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the peoples there was no man with me: yea, I trod them in mine anger, and trampled them in my wrath; and their lifeblood is sprinkled upon my garments, and I have stained all my raiment. The Lord is coming in His Man-child body to fulfill Isa 61:2 to proclaim the year of Jehovah's favor, (Jesus quoted up to this point) and the day of vengeance of our God; (Jesus didn't speak this last phrase underlined when He came the first time as a Lamb, but this time He is coming as a Lion with vengeance against our enemies.) to comfort all that mourn; 3 to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; (The Bride will cease mourning and be full of joy when this comes.) that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that he may be glorified. 4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. (The Man-child and Bride will rebuild the Davidic Kingdom that was destroyed by the apostates.) (This dream is a confirmation of the faction and their little boss chasing me like the dragon trying to devour the Man-child but failing and being devoured by the Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ.)    Dealing with the Factious David Eells - 6/5/11 Though this happened in 2011 it fits a pattern ever since. Back then I had a very unusual and memorable vision early in the morning. I saw myself as a normal person in a cartoon. I was in a long, log cabin cartoon house. I heard a voice warning, "David, the dragon has sent the "ink-lies" against you”. (Meaning slander) I opened the door on one end of the cartoon cabin and looked to my left. (Where Jesus put the goats.)  I saw a cartoon dragon with his head stuck into a back window of the cabin all the way up to his shoulders. Most of what I saw outside was the tail of the dragon.  As I saw this, the dragon pulled his head out and faced me. I then saw cartoon, black letters, black characters, sneaking through the house from the back window.   As I came out of this vision, the Lord gave me the interpretation. The long, log cabin house is UBM in the wilderness. The dragon is the local part of the corporate beast inhabited by Satan, as in Revelation 12. The prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail (Isa.9:15). The mouth of the dragon was in the house speaking lies, which were turning into black text, the "ink-lies”.  The faction dragon is He who does not come through the door, which are these self appointed fakes, “but climbeth up some other way" coming into the back of the house, as Jesus said in John 10:1. He was coming through the window in the back as a thief who comes to steal, as Jesus also said: (10:10) The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly.  These thieves, of course, are the ones who are not sent by the Lord; they speak lies to seek to steal a position of leadership and the people's hearts away from those who come through the door of Jesus.  How do they sneak in the back way? Matthew 18:15 tells them to first face the person they are accusing but they go first to the saints, which is the third step in verse 17. They are as a thief going to the saints first. They are called “Backstabbers” in the Word. They know their lies wont stand up to truth so they are told to avoid David.  We have had a parade of these people the last few years.  It is a cartoon because it is not a thing to be feared. It is God cleansing the church, because the wicked in heart listen to these people and separate from the righteous, for "an evil doer giveth heed to lying lips". It is also for the purpose of crucifying the true leaders, as was done with Jesus, the apostles, and the prophets throughout history. A brother shared a dream with us. He said, “I was in a long classroom with many UBM brethren. I was near the front of the class when I saw a person enter the rear of the room and begin to speak to each person from the back going toward the front.  I was apprehensive because this person is well-known to us as a lying, factious slanderer who sought a position of authority in UBM and was angry when David stood in his way. I tried to call David to warn him but couldn't get through.  Then David came into the room, as an 8-year-old man-child, and rebuked this slanderer. David said, "In the name of Jesus, get out of here!" and factious slanderer left the room. (The 8-year-old Man-child is the pre-anointed Man-child who is 30 years old when anointed. Little David kept his Father's flocks before He became king. He slew the beasts, the lion and bear, who sought to take the sheep by stealth.)   Then David followed him out and he and another man-child began to fight with the slanderer. End of dream. (This all sounds very much like my vision. We never suspected this person would come back to fulfill this dream but that there were others with his same factious spirits who, through factious slander or divisive criticism, would seek to usurp authority in the assembly.) Of course, casting these people out is commanded to keep them from leavening the whole body. {1Co.5:7} Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed, [even] Christ: {8} wherefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth …  {11} but as it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be ... a reviler (speaking against the brethren) ... with such a one no, not to eat. {12} For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within? {13} But them that are without God judgeth. Put away the wicked man from among yourselves.  {2Th.3:6} Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which they received of us ... {14} And if any man obeyeth not our word by this epistle, note that man, that ye have no company with him, to the end that he may be ashamed. In cases where there is rejection and factious criticism involved, you won't have to cast them out; they will leave because of their own demonic unforgiveness and bitterness. We also do this "that they may be ashamed" and repent, because if they do not, they will die like the murmurers and complainers did in the wilderness in Numbers 14. Also, in Numbers 16, the usurpers of Moses' authority in the Korah, Dathan and Abiram rebellion died in the wilderness. They forsook assembling together with the saints because of their offense and Moses called the assembly to separate from them or partake of their judgments, just as we should today. After this dream, Gerard received two dreams which he had received a week apart that torturers were sneaking into the body through the back way to torture the UBM brethren. In one of the dreams, we were running a huge ship to carry brethren to the refuge while this was happening. In the other, the brethren were seeking to hide in a large van and the torturers were sneaking in the back door as one of them held it open. All of this warning, in just a little over a week, lets you know the devil's plan of attack. The Bible tells you to report these sly actions to the elders and mark or make known such persons. Under the guise of concerned persons, they air their murmurings and complaining until the listener's heart is poisoned against others or often the leadership. {Rom.16:17} Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them that are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which ye learned: and turn away from them. {18} For they that are such serve not our Lord Christ, but their own belly; and by their smooth and fair speech they beguile the hearts of the innocent.  Jesus, speaking to the body, said that worldly members of the body who cause stumbling should be cut off so the whole body isn't cast into hell. {Mat.18:7} Woe unto the world because of occasions of stumbling! for it must needs be that the occasions come; but woe to that man through whom the occasion cometh!  {8} And if thy hand or thy foot causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed or halt, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the eternal fire. {9} And if thine eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is good for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire. These factious, critical people were reported to the elders in the scriptures and must be reported today also, (just as in Lanita Sue Creech's dream.) {1Co.1:11} For it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren, by them [that are of the household] of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. {11:18} For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and I partly believe it. {19} For there must be also factions among you, that they that are approved may be made manifest among you.  Notice that the disobedient will be known when this happens because those who are approved will be manifested through their obedience. {1Jn.2:19} They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but [they went out], that they might be made manifest that they all are not of us. Since the primary reason is usually faction or division for the sake of lifting up 'self' to usurp authority. (Most of the people who led factions were never an elder. They ordained themselves; giving themselves titles.) You should admonish such a one twice -- the first and second time they speak factiously before separating from them, even if they have been a friend, because we must do it for the sake of the body. {Tit.3:10} A factious man after a first and second admonition refuse; {11} knowing that such a one is perverted, and sinneth, being self-condemned. (We have found that people who don't obey this command are captured by the demons.) Notice we are told in these verses to turn away from them or refuse them. (In my experience, when a person disobeys this or receives an accusation against an elder without witnesses or doesn't turn the railer or reviler around by asking them if they have gone to the person's face, as Matthew 18:15 commands, the listener then gets the factious demons and is separated from the body. This cleanses the body. It is a trial from God to see who will obey and who should be separated because of their own sin. Why is God sending this trial now? Because many more souls are coming to take refuge among the saints as a safe place. When they come, the lion and bear shouldn't be there waiting for innocent souls. The shepherd who permits this leaves the back door of the fold open and is as guilty as the factious and may well get that spirit.) I have seen a consistent pattern over the years; a common scenario that happens when people suddenly rise up against our ministry. It is a common M.O. and trap that the devil has laid for them. It goes something like this: A person with rejection and fear of rejection is oppressed by these spirits for many years and so earnestly desires the opposite -- respect, admiration, being looked up to, feeling important, being a leader, etc.  Finally, one day the opportunity comes for them to be in the spotlight and they like the feeling. They get a rush when they are promoted by others or promote themselves to others. So they go after it by seeking the glory from men.  Sometimes they see a shepherd whom they think stands in their way and they begin to tear him down behind the scenes. It really doesn't matter to them that this minister has given their all to serve them and deliver them from darkness and that he is holy in the Lord's eyes.  Soon the persons whom they spoke to begin to withdraw from this shepherd because their hearts are poisoned with whispering, nitpicking and slander. When the shepherd searches for the source of all this and faces them with their sin, they feel once again the pain of these lying spirits who turn even kind correction into rejection and fear of rejection. So, in self-will they retaliate against the shepherd, their old friend, weirdly seeing him as the enemy when all he has done is good toward them and loved them. And he wonders what happened. Why have my good friends done this to me? Why have they deserted me? Hoping not to bring public and personal rebuke to those who already have rejection, the shepherd seeks to inoculate his flock with teaching so the disease doesn't spread, as shepherds must do. The offended bring up all kinds of things that are not sins against the shepherd because the devil is seeking to destroy him and his reputation through them. And they want to separate disciples unto themselves.  They are immature and puffed up and, contrary to the Biblical methods, acting as though God has ordained them to be elders and to take authority over the one who has been a shepherd for many years. They account this shepherd unworthy of forgiveness which they want for themselves but now have lost. In these cases, Matthew 18:15-17 has to be finally and painfully observed. They twist the scriptures to prove a point that doesn't account for anything but it is simply an excuse to seek their own glory. When one with rejection starts factious criticism, it is for the sake of self-glory. They sow a spirit of discord, which God says He hates.  They are like Esau, who was a son of Abraham/Isaac, and sold his birthright by following the flesh and persecuting the elect. They become unholy and unreliable before God and don't have the humility or conscience to repent and restore the damage they have done. "He that returneth evil for good, evil will not depart from his house”.  Jesus said, {Joh.5:41} I receive not glory from men. {42} But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in yourselves. {43} I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. {44} How can ye believe, who receive glory one of another, and the glory that [cometh] from the only God ye seek not? …  {8:50} But I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. ... {54} Jesus answered, If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing: it is my Father that glorifieth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God. ... {12:43} for they loved the glory [that is] of men more than the glory [that is] of God. They fail the test in the wilderness and accuse Moses, who gave his life for them and suffered much to bring them out of Egypt. And like in Korah's rebellion, God was angry and swallowed them up alive. Most of these people just become swallowed alive by the earth of their flesh, being darkened in their understanding as they wander further from the truth and are tormented by the tormentors. Some of them die by diseases, too.  God told me He would curse those who cursed me and He has always been true to that Word but I don't desire this for my brethren and pray for mercy for them. These people almost never confess their sins for fear of rejection and so they are never cleansed of unrighteousness (1Jn 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.). They are factious, critical and they spread discord, dividing people unto themselves by self-willed opinions, which is the definition of the Greek word for "heresies". Important reading to avoid faction: Deliverance from Rejection and Its Fear   Separating the Factious from the Righteous Belinda - 10/04/2011 (David's notes in red) At 4:30 a.m. this morning, I had a vision: It was dark, but in the darkness I saw a house. The house was shining very brightly on the right side; it appeared to be glowing. I saw people gathered in a circle; they were very tall and they seemed at peace. They were praying and singing praises to the Lord. (This is the UBM house and in a larger type the house of God. They were on the right side because they were sheep which Jesus put on the right. That side was shining brightly because the glory of God is there. They were tall because they were big and mature in the ways of the Lord.) On the left side of the house it was very dark and smoke was coming out of the walls. The people looked like dwarves. They were angry and agitated, and they kept pacing back and forth. (The left is, of course, those who act as goats, which Jesus put on His left. It was very dark because they are walking in darkness. Smoke is coming out of the walls because their sanctification is being destroyed by the judgment of God that is upon them. They were dwarves because they have been stunted in their growth and are small even according to man's standards. They are angry and agitated because they are full of faction, anger, slander, wrath, etc. They are pacing back and forth because they are nervous and stirred up by these spirits.) There was a door that separated the two sides of the house. There were no handles on either side of this door. (God has made a separation between the righteous and the factious. They may not get at the truly righteous who obey His Word to separate from them and we may not minister to them, for God has given them over to this reprobation for now.) The people on the left were angry because they could not figure out how to get this door open to get at the people on the other side. (The goats have been bitter and angrily trying to get at the righteous with their slander.) They wanted to stop those people from singing and praising the Lord. (The demons hate peace and praise among the righteous.) There was a crack about 3/4 of the way down through the center of the house. It looked like at any time the house would split apart. (This is the spiritual earthquake we have seen that is separating those who walk in sin from the refuge and Bride. The separation will soon be physical and those who do not repent will leave our house as a purified house. The Lord said to me, as I meditated on this, that His foot is pushing down on the left side of the house. Looks like possibly there is a quarter of the way left to go but as the weight of their sin becomes greater they will break off. Father has been showing us for several years through dreams, visions and prophecy that an army of demons would make war with UBM and myself in an attempt to destroy our influence on Earth but at the same time we were shown we would become greater in holiness, power and ministry.) I noticed that the right side of the house was firmly on the foundation, whereas the left side of the house had no ground under it. I thought to myself, if that house splits all the way, the left side is going to fall and there's nothing to catch it! (They are not founded on the rock of God's Word but "on the sand" of the abyss and Jesus said, concerning the fall of that house, great was the fall thereof (Mat.7:24-27). Unforgiveness has taken away grace from them for which only Hell awaits without repentance. At that time, we were told by the factious leaders, in emails and in front of the assembly, that they would leave peaceably but they lied because they had their eye on carving up UBM for themselves from the cover of darkness, which failed. God also had His plan to separate those who could give in to these lusts and so He has. We pray constantly for our brethren that they would come to repentance and we know that some will.)    Lion/Iron Man VS. Predator Eve Brast - 9/22/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed that UBM was located in an old house with dark blue, textured carpeting. We were all there waiting for something to happen. (The old house represents following the ancient paths and clinging to the Word that we heard from the beginning. I believe we were waiting for the anointing of the Man-child ministries and the 7 year tribulation to begin.) David (Representing the pre-anointed Man-child Davids) was there standing in the midst of us and I was holding a brown paper bag in my right hand. It was rolled down at the edges and had unshelled peanuts in it to eat. It was only a quarter full. (In the natural, the food supply is dwindling because of a DS engineered famine. This has been happening slowly over the past 1 1/2 years since the lockdowns began. Spiritually speaking, Our Deep Church has done what they could to destroy the food in the granaries for the 7 years of famine by taking down our website and videos but they have failed. As we will see later on in this dream, the Man-child Jesus is coming to expound on the revelations we've received at UBM and His Word. He will increase our spiritual food.) As I pulled out a peanut, I noticed that they looked like Brazil nuts but were white in color. I ate it and it tasted funny to me and different than a usual peanut. I offered some to one of the brethren standing near me and as I did this some of them fell on the floor. The peanuts began transforming into locusts and were crawling around slowly on the carpet. (In the natural, this could represent famine taking over our food supply. It didn't happen suddenly in the dream but more gradually. Spiriually speaking, the factious leadership in the Church has created a lack of the food of the kingdom; the good news of the Gospel. These locusts represent the Northern army of Joel 1 & 2.) Then I walked out to the front yard where there was a brown shed like the one in David's backyard at his house in real life; only this shed was older. I went inside the shed and climbed onto a large bed that  Anna Stewart was sitting on. (Anna means: grace or favor. And Stewart means: household guardian. She represents the first fruits Bride company.)  The bed had all white sheets and bedding (Representing resting in sanctification) and took up the entire space inside the shed except for about a 2 foot space between the foot of the bed and the entrance of the shed. (This represents a place of safety and rest which the Bride has learned to come into in all her trials and preparations to be able to minister the Gospel; The Real Good News, in the wilderness tribulation.) As we sat together ‘Indian style' near the foot of the bed talking, I looked down at the floor of the shed between the end of the bed and the front door and noticed the same dark blue textured carpeting that had been inside the old house. I was also still carrying the brown bag of peanuts in my right hand. I noticed a bunch of fire ants and 'peanut locusts' from the house crawling around on the carpet in the shed. (These represent the spiritual fiery darts of the enemy and the physical trials of famine and food shortages and also the locusts who have devoured God's people in Joel 1) I was wearing these bright white socks on my feet and complaining to Anna that every time I tried to put my left foot down onto the carpet, the fire ants would all swarm onto my white sock and try to bite me through the sock even though they couldn't bite me. She replied, “Well, why are you doing that? Just don't do it.” I then realized how ridiculous my complaining was and how unnecessary that trial was since I didn't have to set my foot down onto the carpet at all. We were supposed to stay on the bed anyway since it took up the entire space inside the shed and the fire ants and locusts couldn't come onto the bed even if they'd wanted to! (This represents getting out of the continual rest that we are commanded to stay in by faith. When we focus on what the enemy is trying to do or the problems around us, we are putting our feet down and walking on the earth. We are not walking in heavenly places with Christ. This causes us to blow the situations out of proportion in our minds and we end up in fear, doubt and complaining to God and putting ourselves through trials that we didn't have to go through to begin with.) I felt silly for looking for something to complain about and putting myself through a trial that I didn't have to go through and said, “Well, that's true! You're right. I don't have to put my foot down there.” After a bit I knew it was time to go back into the house and when I went out of the shed, I looked over where the house used to be and it had transformed into a cave on the side of a sheer precipice of a mountain that was made up of one giant gray rock. (The Rock is Christ that followed the Israelites through the wilderness. The cave represents the cleft in the Rock where God's people are hidden and take refuge like in AA Allen's end-time vision of the cleft of the Rock.) It didn't seem like a naturally occurring cave but one that had been blasted out of the side of the mountain with dynamite. (This protection will be supernatural and not natural by the works of man's hands.) It was shallow and only extended back into rock about 30 feet. I don't know how I got over to the cave but I must have walked on the air because it was located high up on the side of the sheer precipice. (The way to this place of safety is spiritual and not by our own efforts to save ourselves.) UBM was in the cave and we had lots of boxes and wooden crates stacked up all over inside of the cave. They were full UBM materials, books and food supplies. But, I didn't see David anywhere. The world around us had changed so much in a short period of time and was much more evil and dangerous now. (As we will see, I believe David was somewhere (in a phone booth, lol,) turning into Lion Man. :o) In the dream I was having trouble with my heart, as were many others of my brethren in the cave. (Heart troubles represent our struggle with death to self and chasing the crucified life and the human weaknesses that our flesh nature tries to control us with; fear, doubt, unbelief etc... Even Jesus experienced this and overcame it in John 12:23-28, And Jesus answereth them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a grain of wheat fall into the earth and die, it abideth by itself alone; but if it die, it beareth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life loseth it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will the Father honor. 27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour (?). But for this cause came I unto this hour. 28 Father, glorify thy name. There came therefore a voice out of heaven, saying , I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.) As I was experiencing this ‘heart trouble' in the dream a super hero (I'll call Lion Man) suddenly appeared in the cave with us. His head was the head of a Lion with golden spun hairs intermingled with the hairs of His mane. He talked with a deep rich voice that was very dignified and regal. (Like James Earl Jones' voice). He was wearing a dark grey body suit (representing the crucified life of death to self) It had a circular Arc Reactor where His heart used to be (Like Tony Stark from Iron Man) only Lion Man's Arc Reactor was golden all around the edges. (The golden Arc Reactor could be a play on words for ARK which was where the power and presence of God rested during the Israelites time in the wilderness and also the place of safety for Noah and his family as it lifted off of the earth when the flood waters of judgment were released on the rest of mankind.) This Arc Reactor was the source of His super powers and emitted a bright light. (This represents the latter reign anointing of the Man-child ministers to lead and teach God's people through the first 3 1/2 years of the tribulation. The Lion of Judah, Jesus, is their head. In the movie, Iron Man, the character, Tony Stark, was wounded in the chest by shrapnel from an enemy attack, so he invented an electromagnetic Arc Reactor to prevent the shards of metal going into his heart and killing him. He then built a powerful body armor suit that was powered by the Arc Reactor in order to escape from his enemies that were holding him captive. This represents the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus that provides us with the armor of God so that we can have His same power to escape our enemies that try to take us captive.) Lion Man began taking slightly smaller, thinner replicas of His Arc Reactor and installing them in each of our chests with speed and precision. After this we didn't have anymore heart problems and we all had superpowers like Him. We all felt a new, inner power and faith surging through us and nothing felt impossible for us anymore. It was like we had a new invincibility to take on the new evil world that we were now surrounded by. (The Man-child ministers will pass on their anointing to the Bride so that she can pass it on to the elect of God in the wilderness tribulation.) Lion Man had David's Bible and He opened it up as we all gathered around Him to hear what He had to say. The pages were super white and all the words were in large print. He began expounding on the Word of God to us and we were understanding it like never before! The revelations and truths that He shared with us had been hidden up until that point. We were all blown away by the understanding and the knowledge He imparted to us.  He then broke open the crates with the UBM materials and opened up one of the books and the pages appeared as they do in the texts of the Bible Studies with David's notes in red. Lion Man was also expounding on the books as well. He began improving on David's notes and explaining further the interpretations of the revelations that David had received and it's like our minds were opened up to really understand the things of God. (Lion man represents the latter reign anointed Man-child and He is explaining the David's former reign anointed teachings.) With the latter reign anointing will come deeper and greater understanding and application of the Word of God and bring us more power to increase the Kingdom of God.) After this, He told us that our mission was to go and bring food and the UBM materials to all the children that belonged to Him. Sometimes it would just be a delivery and other times we were there to rescue the children from their abusive parents or captors and bring them back to the cave with us. (Many of God's elect have been starved and or abused spiritually by the greedy apostate shepherds and will be set free to follow the Man-child and Bride bodies into the wilderness. Rev. 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.) We began flying out of the cave on our perspective missions wearing the same dark grey body suits with the Arc Reactors like what Lion Man was wearing.  But we were met with heavy resistance by a new invading alien force that looked like the Predator Aliens from the movie, Aliens VS Predators. They also had a circular power source in their chests that emitted a greenish/yellow glow. It had what looked like green slimy veins all around the edges of it. (Bill Steinland had a dream that a Predator demon from this same movie was trying to kill David the night before he fell from a ladder and almost died in real life. I also had a dream that a Predator demon was working with the faction to destroy UBM and our materials.)  They would fight against us in mid-air by flinging greenish sticky discs at us that looked like the power sources in their chests. They were trying to keep us from saving the children and bringing them the food and materials that they needed to survive. (The factious and witchcraft demons have been doing this for years through attacks on our reputation, our contact people and workers, our materials and computers etc.) At one point I was training a young girl with long light brown hair, on the narrow ledge of the precipice, how to make it safely to the cave and one of the Predator enemies was suspended in mid-air behind us about 30 yards back. He was flinging the greenish sticky discs at us and most of them were sticking to the rock wall all around us as I drew her close to my side for protection. (This represents our little sister described in Song of Solomon. They are God's elect that are the second fruits of the end-time great revival and tribulation harvest.) I was grabbing the enemies disks off of the wall and flinging them back at him just as quickly. At one point, one of them landed on my right upper arm but without any effect. I pulled it off and flung it back at him hitting him in the chest with his own weapon. (Their devices will return upon their own heads.) He was mainly trying to interfere with our mission and get us to lose our balance on the ledge since that was the only power he really had. None of our enemies were able to harm us, they were only trying, desperately, to stop us or delay our missions to save the children. Then I woke up.   The Factious Lion Cannot Harm Those in the Cleft of the Rock Claire Pienaar - 9/22/21 (David's notes in red) I dreamed I watched a lion that looked like the lion character named ‘Scar' from the animated Disney movie, "Lion King.” (Scar is the weaker lion who is the brother of Mufasa (Meaning: King) the Lion King. He conspires with the Hyenas (Judas and the leaders) and succeeds in killing Mufasa (Jesus) and driving Simba, Mufasa's  son (Man-child in whom Jesus lives), who is the young lion cub heir to the kingdom out of the land. (Like Joseph in prison by the harlot until:) (Simba means: Courageous Warrior) Scar eventually fails to inherit the kingdom once Simba is fully grown and realizes his own strength and power to defeat his 'Judas' Uncle ‘Scar'. He then returns to Pride Rock and defeats Scar and his band of Hyenas (The Judas Faction) in an ultimate, final battle between good and evil and this restores justice and beauty back to the land in the movie. (Interestingly, According to Wikipedia, James Earl Jones was the voice-over for Mufasa, the Lion King, in this movie as Eve had described the voice of Lion-man in her dream above.)  In my dream the lion chased 5 young children into a cave. (The number 5 represents grace which Father gives to all those with child-like faith.) (I think there was one Middle-Eastern looking little boy, about 7 years in age, (Seven is the number of completion and of the churches. The boy represents the Man-child, Jesus, in His corporate body of ministers who will teach the Bride in the wilderness in the safety of the cleft in the Rock.) and the rest were little blonde girls that were younger versions of my own daughters who have blonde hair in real life. (The blonde haired girls represent the corporate body of the first fruits Bride who are submitted to Christ.)  This reminds me of Psalm 27:5 For in the day of trouble he will keep me secretly in his pavilion: In the covert of his tabernacle will he hide me; He will lift me up upon a rock.) (Here, again, we see a cartoon dragon character, in the from of a lion, seeking to devour and destroy the Man-child lion who is the rightful heir to the throne and the Kingdom of God. Rev.12:4-6 …the dragon standeth before the woman that is about to be delivered, that when she is delivered he may devour her child. 5 And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and unto his throne. 6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.) As they made it into the mouth of the cave, these big strong metal bars... came over the mouth of the cave. The children squeezed through bars so they were now contained inside the cave. The lion could not get through, and he was growling and roaring and very desperate to get to these children. (1 Pe. 5:8 Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,) The children went deeper into the cave. (God's elect press into abiding in Christ, the Rock, during times of tribulation.) There was a stream or river of water that ran through the cave, and they were playing and swimming in the water. (Jesus is the Word made flesh and He is the Living Water that we drink from in order to have eternal life. He is the Rock of our salvation. John 4:13-14 Jesus answered and said unto her, Every one that drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life.) I saw the lion gain entrance to the cave from another way. (The factious leaders in the Church were not anointed to shepherd God's people. They are liars, thieves and murderers. And they are doing their father, satan's, bidding; robbing God's people and killing them spiritually and physically through their witchcraft prayers. John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.) The lion was trying to get into the water to swim with the current to where the children were but there didn't seem to be a way for him to do it and he was getting angry. (The woman will be protected in the cleft of the Rock in the wilderness.) I received this verse by faith at random when I asked the Lord about this dream.  Psalm 55:3: Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they cast iniquity upon me, And in anger they persecute me.   The Lion of Judah Will Fight for Us Merlene Laughlin - 7/26/21 (David's notes in red)  I was taking a nap on the couch and had nicely gotten to sleep when I had a vision. I saw myself suddenly go from a sideways lying position to a sitting position facing frontwards. (A frontward facing position represents facing the enemy and taking them head-on.) It wasn't as though an attack had come on me, but, I was ferociously praying in the Spirit, and shouting and commanding; staying seated with my feet planted on the floor. I could not get up!  Looking ahead, I could see the periphery on each side of me. I could see all around me for protection. There was a shield, two inches thick, in place about me that nothing could penetrate. It was made of a substance that I didn't know. (We have a Psalm 91 protection that is promised to us when we abide in Christ.) My hands and arms were in a fighting mode. (Psalm 18:24 He teacheth my hands to war; So that mine arms do bend a bow of brass.) I knew that there were other people in our UBM body that I was helping. I saw them only as shadowy figures that were standing together behind a wall, 2 inches thick by 6 feet high. The wall was made of the same material that my shield was made from and was about twelve feet away from me. (We are called to do spiritual warfare for our brethren in the kingdom.) I was still shouting in the Spirit as I noticed my hands. Sometimes they would make fists, then open and make a chop, chop motion. All of a sudden, as I watched my hands, they turned into the paws of a lion, tan in color, up to my forearms. (Isa. 40:10 Behold, the Lord Jehovah will come as a mighty one, and his arm will rule for him: Behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.) I was wondering how long this would continue on, but I could not stop fighting in the Spirit until the attack was over. From somewhere else came my strength. Then suddenly, the attack went away. It was defeated! (And the Lion of Judah, who is Christ in us our hope of glory, won the battle for us! 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ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
October 17: Psalm 77; 1 Kings 11; Ezekiel 39; Romans 9:1–29

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 17:40


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 77 Psalm 77 (Listen) In the Day of Trouble I Seek the Lord To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. 77   I cry aloud to God,    aloud to God, and he will hear me.2   In the day of my trouble I seek the Lord;    in the night my hand is stretched out without wearying;    my soul refuses to be comforted.3   When I remember God, I moan;    when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah 4   You hold my eyelids open;    I am so troubled that I cannot speak.5   I consider the days of old,    the years long ago.6   I said,1 “Let me remember my song in the night;    let me meditate in my heart.”    Then my spirit made a diligent search:7   “Will the Lord spurn forever,    and never again be favorable?8   Has his steadfast love forever ceased?    Are his promises at an end for all time?9   Has God forgotten to be gracious?    Has he in anger shut up his compassion?” Selah 10   Then I said, “I will appeal to this,    to the years of the right hand of the Most High.”2 11   I will remember the deeds of the LORD;    yes, I will remember your wonders of old.12   I will ponder all your work,    and meditate on your mighty deeds.13   Your way, O God, is holy.    What god is great like our God?14   You are the God who works wonders;    you have made known your might among the peoples.15   You with your arm redeemed your people,    the children of Jacob and Joseph. Selah 16   When the waters saw you, O God,    when the waters saw you, they were afraid;    indeed, the deep trembled.17   The clouds poured out water;    the skies gave forth thunder;    your arrows flashed on every side.18   The crash of your thunder was in the whirlwind;    your lightnings lighted up the world;    the earth trembled and shook.19   Your way was through the sea,    your path through the great waters;    yet your footprints were unseen.320   You led your people like a flock    by the hand of Moses and Aaron. Footnotes [1] 77:6 Hebrew lacks I said [2] 77:10 Or This is my grief: that the right hand of the Most High has changed [3] 77:19 Hebrew unknown (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 1 Kings 11 1 Kings 11 (Listen) Solomon Turns from the Lord 11 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, 2 from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. 3 He had 700 wives, who were princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart. 4 For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. 5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6 So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and did not wholly follow the LORD, as David his father had done. 7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem. 8 And so he did for all his foreign wives, who made offerings and sacrificed to their gods. The Lord Raises Adversaries 9 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice 10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the LORD commanded. 11 Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, “Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. 12 Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. 13 However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son, for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem that I have chosen.” 14 And the LORD raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite. He was of the royal house in Edom. 15 For when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army went up to bury the slain, he struck down every male in Edom 16 (for Joab and all Israel remained there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom). 17 But Hadad fled to Egypt, together with certain Edomites of his father's servants, Hadad still being a little child. 18 They set out from Midian and came to Paran and took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house and assigned him an allowance of food and gave him land. 19 And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen. 20 And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house. And Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh. 21 But when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers and that Joab the commander of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, “Let me depart, that I may go to my own country.” 22 But Pharaoh said to him, “What have you lacked with me that you are now seeking to go to your own country?” And he said to him, “Only let me depart.” 23 God also raised up as an adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his master Hadadezer king of Zobah. 24 And he gathered men about him and became leader of a marauding band, after the killing by David. And they went to Damascus and lived there and made him king in Damascus. 25 He was an adversary of Israel all the days of Solomon, doing harm as Hadad did. And he loathed Israel and reigned over Syria. 26 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, also lifted up his hand against the king. 27 And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king. Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of David his father. 28 The man Jeroboam was very able, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious he gave him charge over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph. 29 And at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now Ahijah had dressed himself in a new garment, and the two of them were alone in the open country. 30 Then Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces. 31 And he said to Jeroboam, “Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon and will give you ten tribes 32 (but he shall have one tribe, for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel), 33 because they have1 forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the Ammonites, and they have not walked in my ways, doing what is right in my sight and keeping my statutes and my rules, as David his father did. 34 Nevertheless, I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him ruler all the days of his life, for the sake of David my servant whom I chose, who kept my commandments and my statutes. 35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand and will give it to you, ten tribes. 36 Yet to his son I will give one tribe, that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen to put my name. 37 And I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your soul desires, and you shall be king over Israel. 38 And if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did, I will be with you and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you. 39 And I will afflict the offspring of David because of this, but not forever.'” 40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon. 41 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the Book of the Acts of Solomon? 42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43 And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his place. Footnotes [1] 11:33 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate he has; twice in this verse (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Ezekiel 39 Ezekiel 39 (Listen) 39 “And you, son of man, prophesy against Gog and say, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, chief prince of Meshech1 and Tubal. 2 And I will turn you about and drive you forward,2 and bring you up from the uttermost parts of the north, and lead you against the mountains of Israel. 3 Then I will strike your bow from your left hand, and will make your arrows drop out of your right hand. 4 You shall fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your hordes and the peoples who are with you. I will give you to birds of prey of every sort and to the beasts of the field to be devoured. 5 You shall fall in the open field, for I have spoken, declares the Lord GOD. 6 I will send fire on Magog and on those who dwell securely in the coastlands, and they shall know that I am the LORD. 7 “And my holy name I will make known in the midst of my people Israel, and I will not let my holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Behold, it is coming and it will be brought about, declares the Lord GOD. That is the day of which I have spoken. 9 “Then those who dwell in the cities of Israel will go out and make fires of the weapons and burn them, shields and bucklers, bow and arrows, clubs3 and spears; and they will make fires of them for seven years, 10 so that they will not need to take wood out of the field or cut down any out of the forests, for they will make their fires of the weapons. They will seize the spoil of those who despoiled them, and plunder those who plundered them, declares the Lord GOD. 11 “On that day I will give to Gog a place for burial in Israel, the Valley of the Travelers, east of the sea. It will block the travelers, for there Gog and all his multitude will be buried. It will be called the Valley of Hamon-gog.4 12 For seven months the house of Israel will be burying them, in order to cleanse the land. 13 All the people of the land will bury them, and it will bring them renown on the day that I show my glory, declares the Lord GOD. 14 They will set apart men to travel through the land regularly and bury those travelers remaining on the face of the land, so as to cleanse it. At5 the end of seven months they will make their search. 15 And when these travel through the land and anyone sees a human bone, then he shall set up a sign by it, till the buriers have buried it in the Valley of Hamon-gog. 16 (Hamonah6 is also the name of the city.) Thus shall they cleanse the land. 17 “As for you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD: Speak to the birds of every sort and to all beasts of the field: ‘Assemble and come, gather from all around to the sacrificial feast that I am preparing for you, a great sacrificial feast on the mountains of Israel, and you shall eat flesh and drink blood. 18 You shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth—of rams, of lambs, and of he-goats, of bulls, all of them fat beasts of Bashan. 19 And you shall eat fat till you are filled, and drink blood till you are drunk, at the sacrificial feast that I am preparing for you. 20 And you shall be filled at my table with horses and charioteers, with mighty men and all kinds of warriors,' declares the Lord GOD. 21 “And I will set my glory among the nations, and all the nations shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid on them. 22 The house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God, from that day forward. 23 And the nations shall know that the house of Israel went into captivity for their iniquity, because they dealt so treacherously with me that I hid my face from them and gave them into the hand of their adversaries, and they all fell by the sword. 24 I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their transgressions, and hid my face from them. The Lord Will Restore Israel 25 “Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name. 26 They shall forget their shame and all the treachery they have practiced against me, when they dwell securely in their land with none to make them afraid, 27 when I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them from their enemies' lands, and through them have vindicated my holiness in the sight of many nations. 28 Then they shall know that I am the LORD their God, because I sent them into exile among the nations and then assembled them into their own land. I will leave none of them remaining among the nations anymore. 29 And I will not hide my face anymore from them, when I pour out my Spirit upon the house of Israel, declares the Lord GOD.” Footnotes [1] 39:1 Or Gog, prince of Rosh, Meshech [2] 39:2 Or and drag you along [3] 39:9 Or javelins [4] 39:11 Hamon-gog means the multitude of Gog [5] 39:14 Or Until [6] 39:16 Hamonah means multitude (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Romans 9:1–29 Romans 9:1–29 (Listen) God's Sovereign Choice 9 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit—2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers,1 my kinsmen according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. 6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, 7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring. 9 For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return, and Sarah shall have a son.” 10 And not only so, but also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, 11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—12 she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.” 14 What shall we say then? Is there injustice on God's part? By no means! 15 For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion,2 but on God, who has mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” 18 So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills. 19 You will say to me then, “Why does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?” 20 But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this?” 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for dishonorable use? 22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, 23 in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory—24 even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles? 25 As indeed he says in Hosea,   “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,'    and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.'”26   “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,'    there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.'” 27 And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the sons of Israel3 be as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved, 28 for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.” 29 And as Isaiah predicted,   “If the Lord of hosts had not left us offspring,    we would have been like Sodom    and become like Gomorrah.” Footnotes [1] 9:3 Or brothers and sisters [2] 9:16 Greek not of him who wills or runs [3] 9:27 Or children of Israel (ESV)

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary
October 9: Psalm 137; Psalm 144; Psalm 104; Jeremiah 35; 1 Corinthians 12:27–13:3; Matthew 9:35–10:4

ESV: Daily Office Lectionary

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 11:53


Proper 22 First Psalm: Psalm 137; Psalm 144 Psalm 137 (Listen) How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137   By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2   On the willows1 there    we hung up our lyres.3   For there our captors    required of us songs,  and our tormentors, mirth, saying,    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4   How shall we sing the LORD's song    in a foreign land?5   If I forget you, O Jerusalem,    let my right hand forget its skill!6   Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,    if I do not remember you,  if I do not set Jerusalem    above my highest joy! 7   Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites    the day of Jerusalem,  how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,    down to its foundations!”8   O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,    blessed shall he be who repays you    with what you have done to us!9   Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones    and dashes them against the rock! Footnotes [1] 137:2 Or poplars (ESV) Psalm 144 (Listen) My Rock and My Fortress Of David. 144   Blessed be the LORD, my rock,    who trains my hands for war,    and my fingers for battle;2   he is my steadfast love and my fortress,    my stronghold and my deliverer,  my shield and he in whom I take refuge,    who subdues peoples1 under me. 3   O LORD, what is man that you regard him,    or the son of man that you think of him?4   Man is like a breath;    his days are like a passing shadow. 5   Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down!    Touch the mountains so that they smoke!6   Flash forth the lightning and scatter them;    send out your arrows and rout them!7   Stretch out your hand from on high;    rescue me and deliver me from the many waters,    from the hand of foreigners,8   whose mouths speak lies    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 9   I will sing a new song to you, O God;    upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to you,10   who gives victory to kings,    who rescues David his servant from the cruel sword.11   Rescue me and deliver me    from the hand of foreigners,  whose mouths speak lies    and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood. 12   May our sons in their youth    be like plants full grown,  our daughters like corner pillars    cut for the structure of a palace;13   may our granaries be full,    providing all kinds of produce;  may our sheep bring forth thousands    and ten thousands in our fields;14   may our cattle be heavy with young,    suffering no mishap or failure in bearing;2  may there be no cry of distress in our streets!15   Blessed are the people to whom such blessings fall!    Blessed are the people whose God is the LORD! Footnotes [1] 144:2 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Dead Sea Scroll, Jerome, Syriac, Aquila; most Hebrew manuscripts subdues my people [2] 144:14 Hebrew with no breaking in or going out (ESV) Second Psalm: Psalm 104 Psalm 104 (Listen) O Lord My God, You Are Very Great 104   Bless the LORD, O my soul!    O LORD my God, you are very great!  You are clothed with splendor and majesty,2     covering yourself with light as with a garment,    stretching out the heavens like a tent.3   He lays the beams of his chambers on the waters;  he makes the clouds his chariot;    he rides on the wings of the wind;4   he makes his messengers winds,    his ministers a flaming fire. 5   He set the earth on its foundations,    so that it should never be moved.6   You covered it with the deep as with a garment;    the waters stood above the mountains.7   At your rebuke they fled;    at the sound of your thunder they took to flight.8   The mountains rose, the valleys sank down    to the place that you appointed for them.9   You set a boundary that they may not pass,    so that they might not again cover the earth. 10   You make springs gush forth in the valleys;    they flow between the hills;11   they give drink to every beast of the field;    the wild donkeys quench their thirst.12   Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;    they sing among the branches.13   From your lofty abode you water the mountains;    the earth is satisfied with the fruit of your work. 14   You cause the grass to grow for the livestock    and plants for man to cultivate,  that he may bring forth food from the earth15     and wine to gladden the heart of man,  oil to make his face shine    and bread to strengthen man's heart. 16   The trees of the LORD are watered abundantly,    the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.17   In them the birds build their nests;    the stork has her home in the fir trees.18   The high mountains are for the wild goats;    the rocks are a refuge for the rock badgers. 19   He made the moon to mark the seasons;1    the sun knows its time for setting.20   You make darkness, and it is night,    when all the beasts of the forest creep about.21   The young lions roar for their prey,    seeking their food from God.22   When the sun rises, they steal away    and lie down in their dens.23   Man goes out to his work    and to his labor until the evening. 24   O LORD, how manifold are your works!    In wisdom have you made them all;    the earth is full of your creatures.25   Here is the sea, great and wide,    which teems with creatures innumerable,    living things both small and great.26   There go the ships,    and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.2 27   These all look to you,    to give them their food in due season.28   When you give it to them, they gather it up;    when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.29   When you hide your face, they are dismayed;    when you take away their breath, they die    and return to their dust.30   When you send forth your Spirit,3 they are created,    and you renew the face of the ground. 31   May the glory of the LORD endure forever;    may the LORD rejoice in his works,32   who looks on the earth and it trembles,    who touches the mountains and they smoke!33   I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;    I will sing praise to my God while I have being.34   May my meditation be pleasing to him,    for I rejoice in the LORD.35   Let sinners be consumed from the earth,    and let the wicked be no more!  Bless the LORD, O my soul!  Praise the LORD! Footnotes [1] 104:19 Or the appointed times (compare Genesis 1:14) [2] 104:26 Or you formed to play with [3] 104:30 Or breath (ESV) Old Testament: Jeremiah 35 Jeremiah 35 (Listen) The Obedience of the Rechabites 35 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah: 2 “Go to the house of the Rechabites and speak with them and bring them to the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers; then offer them wine to drink.” 3 So I took Jaazaniah the son of Jeremiah, son of Habazziniah and his brothers and all his sons and the whole house of the Rechabites. 4 I brought them to the house of the LORD into the chamber of the sons of Hanan the son of Igdaliah, the man of God, which was near the chamber of the officials, above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, keeper of the threshold. 5 Then I set before the Rechabites pitchers full of wine, and cups, and I said to them, “Drink wine.” 6 But they answered, “We will drink no wine, for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, ‘You shall not drink wine, neither you nor your sons forever. 7 You shall not build a house; you shall not sow seed; you shall not plant or have a vineyard; but you shall live in tents all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.' 8 We have obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he commanded us, to drink no wine all our days, ourselves, our wives, our sons, or our daughters, 9 and not to build houses to dwell in. We have no vineyard or field or seed, 10 but we have lived in tents and have obeyed and done all that Jonadab our father commanded us. 11 But when Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against the land, we said, ‘Come, and let us go to Jerusalem for fear of the army of the Chaldeans and the army of the Syrians.' So we are living in Jerusalem.” 12 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah: 13 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Go and say to the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Will you not receive instruction and listen to my words? declares the LORD. 14 The command that Jonadab the son of Rechab gave to his sons, to drink no wine, has been kept, and they drink none to this day, for they have obeyed their father's command. I have spoken to you persistently, but you have not listened to me. 15 I have sent to you all my servants the prophets, sending them persistently, saying, ‘Turn now every one of you from his evil way, and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to serve them, and then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to you and your fathers.' But you did not incline your ear or listen to me. 16 The sons of Jonadab the son of Rechab have kept the command that their father gave them, but this people has not obeyed me. 17 Therefore, thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing upon Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the disaster that I have pronounced against them, because I have spoken to them and they have not listened, I have called to them and they have not answered.” 18 But to the house of the Rechabites Jeremiah said, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Because you have obeyed the command of Jonadab your father and kept all his precepts and done all that he commanded you, 19 therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Jonadab the son of Rechab shall never lack a man to stand before me.” (ESV) New Testament: 1 Corinthians 12:27–13:3 1 Corinthians 12:27–13:3 (Listen) 27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the higher gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. The Way of Love 13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,1 but have not love, I gain nothing. Footnotes [1] 13:3 Some manuscripts deliver up my body [to death] that I may boast (ESV) Gospel: Matthew 9:35–10:4 Matthew 9:35–10:4 (Listen) The Harvest Is Plentiful, the Laborers Few 35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” The Twelve Apostles 10 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. 2 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;1 4 Simon the Zealot,2 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Footnotes [1] 10:3 Some manuscripts Lebbaeus, or Lebbaeus called Thaddaeus [2] 10:4 Greek kananaios, meaning zealot (ESV)

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
October 8: 1 Kings 11; Philippians 2; Psalms 92–93; Ezekiel 41

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 16:13


With family: 1 Kings 11; Philippians 2 1 Kings 11 (Listen) Solomon Turns from the Lord 11 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women, along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, 2 from the nations concerning which the LORD had said to the people of Israel, “You shall not enter into marriage with them, neither shall they with you, for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.” Solomon clung to these in love. 3 He had 700 wives, who were princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart. 4 For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. 5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6 So Solomon did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and did not wholly follow the LORD, as David his father had done. 7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem. 8 And so he did for all his foreign wives, who made offerings and sacrificed to their gods. The Lord Raises Adversaries 9 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart had turned away from the LORD, the God of Israel, who had appeared to him twice 10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods. But he did not keep what the LORD commanded. 11 Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, “Since this has been your practice and you have not kept my covenant and my statutes that I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom from you and will give it to your servant. 12 Yet for the sake of David your father I will not do it in your days, but I will tear it out of the hand of your son. 13 However, I will not tear away all the kingdom, but I will give one tribe to your son, for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem that I have chosen.” 14 And the LORD raised up an adversary against Solomon, Hadad the Edomite. He was of the royal house in Edom. 15 For when David was in Edom, and Joab the commander of the army went up to bury the slain, he struck down every male in Edom 16 (for Joab and all Israel remained there six months, until he had cut off every male in Edom). 17 But Hadad fled to Egypt, together with certain Edomites of his father's servants, Hadad still being a little child. 18 They set out from Midian and came to Paran and took men with them from Paran and came to Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt, who gave him a house and assigned him an allowance of food and gave him land. 19 And Hadad found great favor in the sight of Pharaoh, so that he gave him in marriage the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tahpenes the queen. 20 And the sister of Tahpenes bore him Genubath his son, whom Tahpenes weaned in Pharaoh's house. And Genubath was in Pharaoh's house among the sons of Pharaoh. 21 But when Hadad heard in Egypt that David slept with his fathers and that Joab the commander of the army was dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, “Let me depart, that I may go to my own country.” 22 But Pharaoh said to him, “What have you lacked with me that you are now seeking to go to your own country?” And he said to him, “Only let me depart.” 23 God also raised up as an adversary to him, Rezon the son of Eliada, who had fled from his master Hadadezer king of Zobah. 24 And he gathered men about him and became leader of a marauding band, after the killing by David. And they went to Damascus and lived there and made him king in Damascus. 25 He was an adversary of Israel all the days of Solomon, doing harm as Hadad did. And he loathed Israel and reigned over Syria. 26 Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephraimite of Zeredah, a servant of Solomon, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow, also lifted up his hand against the king. 27 And this was the reason why he lifted up his hand against the king. Solomon built the Millo, and closed up the breach of the city of David his father. 28 The man Jeroboam was very able, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious he gave him charge over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph. 29 And at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him on the road. Now Ahijah had dressed himself in a new garment, and the two of them were alone in the open country. 30 Then Ahijah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces. 31 And he said to Jeroboam, “Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon and will give you ten tribes 32 (but he shall have one tribe, for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city that I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel), 33 because they have1 forsaken me and worshiped Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of Moab, and Milcom the god of the Ammonites, and they have not walked in my ways, doing what is right in my sight and keeping my statutes and my rules, as David his father did. 34 Nevertheless, I will not take the whole kingdom out of his hand, but I will make him ruler all the days of his life, for the sake of David my servant whom I chose, who kept my commandments and my statutes. 35 But I will take the kingdom out of his son's hand and will give it to you, ten tribes. 36 Yet to his son I will give one tribe, that David my servant may always have a lamp before me in Jerusalem, the city where I have chosen to put my name. 37 And I will take you, and you shall reign over all that your soul desires, and you shall be king over Israel. 38 And if you will listen to all that I command you, and will walk in my ways, and do what is right in my eyes by keeping my statutes and my commandments, as David my servant did, I will be with you and will build you a sure house, as I built for David, and I will give Israel to you. 39 And I will afflict the offspring of David because of this, but not forever.'” 40 Solomon sought therefore to kill Jeroboam. But Jeroboam arose and fled into Egypt, to Shishak king of Egypt, and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon. 41 Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the Book of the Acts of Solomon? 42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43 And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his place. Footnotes [1] 11:33 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate he has; twice in this verse (ESV) Philippians 2 (Listen) Christ's Example of Humility 2 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,1 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,2 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,3 being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Lights in the World 12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. 14 Do all things without grumbling or disputing, 15 that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16 holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17 Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18 Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me. Timothy and Epaphroditus 19 I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. 20 For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. 21 For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22 But you know Timothy's4 proven worth, how as a son5 with a father he has served with me in the gospel. 23 I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, 24 and I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also. 25 I have thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, and your messenger and minister to my need, 26 for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill. 27 Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28 I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious. 29 So receive him in the Lord with all joy, and honor such men, 30 for he nearly died6 for the work of Christ, risking his life to complete what was lacking in your service to me. Footnotes [1] 2:5 Or which was also in Christ Jesus [2] 2:6 Or a thing to be held on to for advantage [3] 2:7 Or slave (for the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface) [4] 2:22 Greek his [5] 2:22 Greek child [6] 2:30 Or he drew near to the point of death; compare verse 8 (ESV) In private: Psalms 92–93; Ezekiel 41 Psalms 92–93 (Listen) How Great Are Your Works A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. 92   It is good to give thanks to the LORD,    to sing praises to your name, O Most High;2   to declare your steadfast love in the morning,    and your faithfulness by night,3   to the music of the lute and the harp,    to the melody of the lyre.4   For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work;    at the works of your hands I sing for joy. 5   How great are your works, O LORD!    Your thoughts are very deep!6   The stupid man cannot know;    the fool cannot understand this:7   that though the wicked sprout like grass    and all evildoers flourish,  they are doomed to destruction forever;8     but you, O LORD, are on high forever.9   For behold, your enemies, O LORD,    for behold, your enemies shall perish;    all evildoers shall be scattered. 10   But you have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox;    you have poured over me1 fresh oil.11   My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies;    my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants. 12   The righteous flourish like the palm tree    and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.13   They are planted in the house of the LORD;    they flourish in the courts of our God.14   They still bear fruit in old age;    they are ever full of sap and green,15   to declare that the LORD is upright;    he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. The Lord Reigns 93   The LORD reigns; he is robed in majesty;    the LORD is robed; he has put on strength as his belt.  Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.2   Your throne is established from of old;    you are from everlasting. 3   The floods have lifted up, O LORD,    the floods have lifted up their voice;    the floods lift up their roaring.4   Mightier than the thunders of many waters,    mightier than the waves of the sea,    the LORD on high is mighty! 5   Your decrees are very trustworthy;    holiness befits your house,    O LORD, forevermore. Footnotes [1] 92:10 Compare Syriac; the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain (ESV) Ezekiel 41 (Listen) The Inner Temple 41 Then he brought me to the nave and measured the jambs. On each side six cubits1 was the breadth of the jambs.2 2 And the breadth of the entrance was ten cubits, and the sidewalls of the entrance were five cubits on either side. And he measured the length of the nave,3 forty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits. 3 Then he went into the inner room and measured the jambs of the entrance, two cubits; and the entrance, six cubits; and the sidewalls on either side4 of the entrance, seven cubits. 4 And he measured the length of the room, twenty cubits, and its breadth, twenty cubits, across the nave. And he said to me, “This is the Most Holy Place.” 5 Then he measured the wall of the temple, six cubits thick, and the breadth of the side chambers, four cubits, all around the temple. 6 And the side chambers were in three stories, one over another, thirty in each story. There were offsets5 all around the wall of the temple to serve as supports for the side chambers, so that they should not be supported by the wall of the temple. 7 And it became broader as it wound upward to the side chambers, because the temple was enclosed upward all around the temple. Thus the temple had a broad area upward, and so one went up from the lowest story to the top story through the middle story. 8 I saw also that the temple had a raised platform all around; the foundations of the side chambers measured a full reed of six long cubits. 9 The thickness of the outer wall of the side chambers was five cubits. The free space between the side chambers of the temple and the 10 other chambers was a breadth of twenty cubits all around the temple on every side. 11 And the doors of the side chambers opened on the free space, one door toward the north, and another door toward the south. And the breadth of the free space was five cubits all around. 12 The building that was facing the separate yard on the west side was seventy cubits broad, and the wall of the building was five cubits thick all around, and its length ninety cubits. 13 Then he measured the temple, a hundred cubits long; and the yard and the building with its walls, a hundred cubits long; 14 also the breadth of the east front of the temple and the yard, a hundred cubits. 15 Then he measured the length of the building facing the yard that was at the back and its galleries6 on either side, a hundred cubits. The inside of the nave and the vestibules of the court, 16 the thresholds and the narrow windows and the galleries all around the three of them, opposite the threshold, were paneled with wood all around, from the floor up to the windows (now the windows were covered), 17 to the space above the door, even to the inner room, and on the outside. And on all the walls all around, inside and outside, was a measured pattern.7 18 It was carved of cherubim and palm trees, a palm tree between cherub and cherub. Every cherub had two faces: 19 a human face toward the palm tree on the one side, and the face of a young lion toward the palm tree on the other side. They were carved on the whole temple all around. 20 From the floor to above the door, cherubim and palm trees were carved; similarly the wall of the nave. 21 The doorposts of the nave were squared, and in front of the Holy Place was something resembling 22 an altar of wood, three cubits high, two cubits long, and two cubits broad.8 Its corners, its base,9 and its walls were of wood. He said to me, “This is the table that is before the LORD.” 23 The nave and the Holy Place had each a double door. 24 The double doors had two leaves apiece, two swinging leaves for each door. 25 And on the doors of the nave were carved cherubim and palm trees, such as were carved on the walls. And there was a canopy10 of wood in front of the vestibule outside. 26 And there were narrow windows and palm trees on either side, on the sidewalls of the vestibule, the side chambers of the temple, and the canopies. Footnotes [1] 41:1 A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [2] 41:1 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew tent [3] 41:2 Hebrew its length [4] 41:3 Septuagint; Hebrew and the breadth [5] 41:6 Septuagint, compare 1 Kings 6:6; the meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain [6] 41:15 The meaning of the Hebrew term is unknown; also verse 16 [7] 41:17 Hebrew were measurements [8] 41:22 Septuagint; Hebrew lacks two cubits broad [9] 41:22 Septuagint; Hebrew length [10] 41:25 The meaning of the Hebrew word is unknown; also verse 26 (ESV)

ESV: Chronological
September 28: Psalms 133–139

ESV: Chronological

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 23:06


Psalms 133–139 Psalms 133–139 (Listen) When Brothers Dwell in Unity A Song of Ascents. Of David. 133   Behold, how good and pleasant it is    when brothers dwell in unity!12   It is like the precious oil on the head,    running down on the beard,  on the beard of Aaron,    running down on the collar of his robes!3   It is like the dew of Hermon,    which falls on the mountains of Zion!  For there the LORD has commanded the blessing,    life forevermore. Come, Bless the Lord A Song of Ascents. 134   Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,    who stand by night in the house of the LORD!2   Lift up your hands to the holy place    and bless the LORD! 3   May the LORD bless you from Zion,    he who made heaven and earth! Your Name, O Lord, Endures Forever 135   Praise the LORD!  Praise the name of the LORD,    give praise, O servants of the LORD,2   who stand in the house of the LORD,    in the courts of the house of our God!3   Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;    sing to his name, for it is pleasant!24   For the LORD has chosen Jacob for himself,    Israel as his own possession. 5   For I know that the LORD is great,    and that our Lord is above all gods.6   Whatever the LORD pleases, he does,    in heaven and on earth,    in the seas and all deeps.7   He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth,    who makes lightnings for the rain    and brings forth the wind from his storehouses. 8   He it was who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,    both of man and of beast;9   who in your midst, O Egypt,    sent signs and wonders    against Pharaoh and all his servants;10   who struck down many nations    and killed mighty kings,11   Sihon, king of the Amorites,    and Og, king of Bashan,    and all the kingdoms of Canaan,12   and gave their land as a heritage,    a heritage to his people Israel. 13   Your name, O LORD, endures forever,    your renown,3 O LORD, throughout all ages.14   For the LORD will vindicate his people    and have compassion on his servants. 15   The idols of the nations are silver and gold,    the work of human hands.16   They have mouths, but do not speak;    they have eyes, but do not see;17   they have ears, but do not hear,    nor is there any breath in their mouths.18   Those who make them become like them,    so do all who trust in them. 19   O house of Israel, bless the LORD!    O house of Aaron, bless the LORD!20   O house of Levi, bless the LORD!    You who fear the LORD, bless the LORD!21   Blessed be the LORD from Zion,    he who dwells in Jerusalem!  Praise the LORD! His Steadfast Love Endures Forever 136   Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,    for his steadfast love endures forever.2   Give thanks to the God of gods,    for his steadfast love endures forever.3   Give thanks to the Lord of lords,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 4   to him who alone does great wonders,    for his steadfast love endures forever;5   to him who by understanding made the heavens,    for his steadfast love endures forever;6   to him who spread out the earth above the waters,    for his steadfast love endures forever;7   to him who made the great lights,    for his steadfast love endures forever;8   the sun to rule over the day,    for his steadfast love endures forever;9   the moon and stars to rule over the night,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 10   to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,    for his steadfast love endures forever;11   and brought Israel out from among them,    for his steadfast love endures forever;12   with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,    for his steadfast love endures forever;13   to him who divided the Red Sea in two,    for his steadfast love endures forever;14   and made Israel pass through the midst of it,    for his steadfast love endures forever;15   but overthrew4 Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,    for his steadfast love endures forever;16   to him who led his people through the wilderness,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 17   to him who struck down great kings,    for his steadfast love endures forever;18   and killed mighty kings,    for his steadfast love endures forever;19   Sihon, king of the Amorites,    for his steadfast love endures forever;20   and Og, king of Bashan,    for his steadfast love endures forever;21   and gave their land as a heritage,    for his steadfast love endures forever;22   a heritage to Israel his servant,    for his steadfast love endures forever. 23   It is he who remembered us in our low estate,    for his steadfast love endures forever;24   and rescued us from our foes,    for his steadfast love endures forever;25   he who gives food to all flesh,    for his steadfast love endures forever. 26   Give thanks to the God of heaven,    for his steadfast love endures forever. How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137   By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2   On the willows5 there    we hung up our lyres.3   For there our captors    required of us songs,  and our tormentors, mirth, saying,    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4   How shall we sing the LORD's song    in a foreign land?5   If I forget you, O Jerusalem,    let my right hand forget its skill!6   Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,    if I do not remember you,  if I do not set Jerusalem    above my highest joy! 7   Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites    the day of Jerusalem,  how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,    down to its foundations!”8   O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,    blessed shall he be who repays you    with what you have done to us!9   Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones    and dashes them against the rock! Give Thanks to the Lord Of David. 138   I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart;    before the gods I sing your praise;2   I bow down toward your holy temple    and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,    for you have exalted above all things    your name and your word.63   On the day I called, you answered me;    my strength of soul you increased.7 4   All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD,    for they have heard the words of your mouth,5   and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,    for great is the glory of the LORD.6   For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly,    but the haughty he knows from afar. 7   Though I walk in the midst of trouble,    you preserve my life;  you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,    and your right hand delivers me.8   The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;    your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.    Do not forsake the work of your hands. Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. 139   O LORD, you have searched me and known me!2   You know when I sit down and when I rise up;    you discern my thoughts from afar.3   You search out my path and my lying down    and are acquainted with all my ways.4   Even before a word is on my tongue,    behold, O LORD, you know it altogether.5   You hem me in, behind and before,    and lay your hand upon me.6   Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;    it is high; I cannot attain it. 7   Where shall I go from your Spirit?    Or where shall I flee from your presence?8   If I ascend to heaven, you are there!    If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!9   If I take the wings of the morning    and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,10   even there your hand shall lead me,    and your right hand shall hold me.11   If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,    and the light about me be night,”12   even the darkness is not dark to you;    the night is bright as the day,    for darkness is as light with you. 13   For you formed my inward parts;    you knitted me together in my mother's womb.14   I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.8  Wonderful are your works;    my soul knows it very well.15   My frame was not hidden from you,  when I was being made in secret,    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.16   Your eyes saw my unformed substance;  in your book were written, every one of them,    the days that were formed for me,    when as yet there was none of them. 17   How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!    How vast is the sum of them!18   If I would count them, they are more than the sand.    I awake, and I am still with you. 19   Oh that you would slay the wicked, O God!    O men of blood, depart from me!20   They speak against you with malicious intent;    your enemies take your name in vain.921   Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD?    And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?22   I hate them with complete hatred;    I count them my enemies. 23   Search me, O God, and know my heart!    Try me and know my thoughts!1024   And see if there be any grievous way in me,    and lead me in the way everlasting!11 Footnotes [1] 133:1 Or dwell together [2] 135:3 Or for he is beautiful [3] 135:13 Or remembrance [4] 136:15 Hebrew shook off [5] 137:2 Or poplars [6] 138:2 Or you have exalted your word above all your name [7] 138:3 Hebrew you made me bold in my soul with strength [8] 139:14 Or for I am fearfully set apart [9] 139:20 Hebrew lacks your name [10] 139:23 Or cares [11] 139:24 Or in the ancient way (compare Jeremiah 6:16) (ESV)

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible
September 18: Psalm 48; 2 Samuel 8; Ezekiel 8; Luke 12:13–48

ESV: Digging Deep into the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 26:13


Psalms and Wisdom: Psalm 48 Psalm 48 (Listen) Zion, the City of Our God A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. 48   Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised    in the city of our God!  His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,    is the joy of all the earth,  Mount Zion, in the far north,    the city of the great King.3   Within her citadels God    has made himself known as a fortress. 4   For behold, the kings assembled;    they came on together.5   As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;    they were in panic; they took to flight.6   Trembling took hold of them there,    anguish as of a woman in labor.7   By the east wind you shattered    the ships of Tarshish.8   As we have heard, so have we seen    in the city of the LORD of hosts,  in the city of our God,    which God will establish forever. Selah 9   We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,    in the midst of your temple.10   As your name, O God,    so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.  Your right hand is filled with righteousness.11     Let Mount Zion be glad!  Let the daughters of Judah rejoice    because of your judgments! 12   Walk about Zion, go around her,    number her towers,13   consider well her ramparts,    go through her citadels,  that you may tell the next generation14     that this is God,  our God forever and ever.    He will guide us forever.1 Footnotes [1] 48:14 Septuagint; another reading is (compare Jerome, Syriac) He will guide us beyond death (ESV) Pentateuch and History: 2 Samuel 8 2 Samuel 8 (Listen) David's Victories 8 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. 3 David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates. 4 And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots. 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians. 6 Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went. 7 And David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze. 9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer, 10 Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze. 11 These also King David dedicated to the LORD, together with the silver and gold that he dedicated from all the nations he subdued, 12 from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah. 13 And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 14 Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went. David's Officials 15 So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people. 16 Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder, 17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Seraiah was secretary, 18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over1 the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David's sons were priests. Footnotes [1] 8:18 Compare 20:23, 1 Chronicles 18:17, Syriac, Targum, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks was over (ESV) Chronicles and Prophets: Ezekiel 8 Ezekiel 8 (Listen) Abominations in the Temple 8 In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before me, the hand of the Lord GOD fell upon me there. 2 Then I looked, and behold, a form that had the appearance of a man.1 Below what appeared to be his waist was fire, and above his waist was something like the appearance of brightness, like gleaming metal.2 3 He put out the form of a hand and took me by a lock of my head, and the Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and brought me in visions of God to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the gateway of the inner court that faces north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provokes to jealousy. 4 And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the valley. 5 Then he said to me, “Son of man, lift up your eyes now toward the north.” So I lifted up my eyes toward the north, and behold, north of the altar gate, in the entrance, was this image of jealousy. 6 And he said to me, “Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel are committing here, to drive me far from my sanctuary? But you will see still greater abominations.” 7 And he brought me to the entrance of the court, and when I looked, behold, there was a hole in the wall. 8 Then he said to me, “Son of man, dig in the wall.” So I dug in the wall, and behold, there was an entrance. 9 And he said to me, “Go in, and see the vile abominations that they are committing here.” 10 So I went in and saw. And there, engraved on the wall all around, was every form of creeping things and loathsome beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel. 11 And before them stood seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan standing among them. Each had his censer in his hand, and the smoke of the cloud of incense went up. 12 Then he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, ‘The LORD does not see us, the LORD has forsaken the land.'” 13 He said also to me, “You will see still greater abominations that they commit.” 14 Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the LORD, and behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. 15 Then he said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? You will see still greater abominations than these.” 16 And he brought me into the inner court of the house of the LORD. And behold, at the entrance of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar, were about twenty-five men, with their backs to the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east, worshiping the sun toward the east. 17 Then he said to me, “Have you seen this, O son of man? Is it too light a thing for the house of Judah to commit the abominations that they commit here, that they should fill the land with violence and provoke me still further to anger? Behold, they put the branch to their3 nose. 18 Therefore I will act in wrath. My eye will not spare, nor will I have pity. And though they cry in my ears with a loud voice, I will not hear them.” Footnotes [1] 8:2 By revocalization (compare Septuagint); Hebrew of fire [2] 8:2 Or amber [3] 8:17 Or my (ESV) Gospels and Epistles: Luke 12:13–48 Luke 12:13–48 (Listen) The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, 17 and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' 18 And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.”' 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” Do Not Be Anxious 22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?1 26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? 27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin,2 yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. 30 For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, seek his3 kingdom, and these things will be added to you. 32 “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. You Must Be Ready 35 “Stay dressed for action4 and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants5 whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them. 38 If he comes in the second watch, or in the third, and finds them awake, blessed are those servants! 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he6 would not have left his house to be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” 41 Peter said, “Lord, are you telling this parable for us or for all?” 42 And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? 43 Blessed is that servant7 whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 44 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 45 But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, 46 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will cut him in pieces and put him with the unfaithful. 47 And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. 48 But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more. Footnotes [1] 12:25 Or a single cubit to his stature; a cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters [2] 12:27 Some manuscripts Consider the lilies; they neither spin nor weave [3] 12:31 Some manuscripts God's [4] 12:35 Greek Let your loins stay girded; compare Exodus 12:11 [5] 12:37 Or bondservants [6] 12:39 Some manuscripts add would have stayed awake and [7] 12:43 Or bondservant; also verses 45, 46, 47 (ESV)

The Seven Streams Method
September 18

The Seven Streams Method

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 33:58


Download I Chronicles 18-23 We are in the Nation Stream reading from the World English Bible. 7streamsmethod.com | @7StreamsMethod | @serenatravis | #7Streams | Donate Commentary by Dr. Drake Travis Lord, we laud what all was done through David. Thank you for loving us just as much and eternally. Keep us mindful that we are kings and priests because the Holy Spirits has made us victors in the Kingdom of God. 18 - is a pack of highlight "shorts" that quickly describe David's successes.  He was victor in his wars and put neighboring countries in place as his servants. He defeated and subdued the Philistines, Moabites, Syrians, Edomites, Ammonites, Amalekites, and all other neighbors.  The world took quick notice that it was not safe to be an enemy of Israel.  Neither was it safe to assist an enemy of Israel.  If you could see Israel as a clock, Jerusalem is at the center and all the numbers around the clock are neighboring countries and peoples who now submit to David and bring tribute in the form of staggering amounts of wealth.  David is head of the most powerful kingdom on earth in 1000 B.C. and the following decades and it remained united as the powerful kingdom for two generations. 19 - David sends his condolences to Ammon in the form of an entourage that brings a friendly message.  But the Ammonites read it wrong and end up slapping King David in the face by humiliating all the messengers.  Ammon suspecting revenge coming for his mindless reaction to David's kindness, they panicked and hired 32,000 chariots and soldiers from Mesopotamia to join them [Ammon].  Joab led Israel against this eclectic army and through military brilliance they put them to flight.  The Syrians of that group gathered others who united and struck against Israel again. This time David got in on it and they killed 40K Syrians. From there they decided that defending Ammon was not worth it anymore. Ammon then came to David, hat in hand, and served King David. 20 - Joab went through Ammon and stirred up things. I guess he was still mad at them although they had pledged allegiance and were paying David at this time. Well Joab gathered some wealth from Ammon including a 66 lb. golden crown encrusted with impressive gems. Plus the Ammonites were put to more forced labor.  Meanwhile the Philistines attacked Israel again. This is the stuff of legend as Israelites fought and defeated giants and six fingered men.  Pretty catchy reading isn't it?!     David simply cannot lose a battle - - in 21 - Notice that it is Satan that impressed upon David to take a census. It's easy enough to figure that it's wrong when Satan drops the suggestion. But the problem from a spiritual/emotional/sociological standpoint is that God wants David to be unwaveringly looking to God for confidence. God does not need David to be selfconfident. Those who are self-confident in time think they don't even need Jesus; they're so good... really?  Well it was sin to be calculating human might v.s. praying for God's continued presence. The options for punishment are laid out and David chooses to fall under God's judgment of pestilence. 70,000 die because David didn't check with God nor listen to Joab. David's prayer in 21:17 is a monstrous lesson for those in leadership. Why dothe innocent suffer from the foolishness of their leaders? It still happens today as arrogant callous leaders consider only their personal greed v.s. leading and serving the population they are called to be representing.  David's fervor to quickly build an altar to sacrifice to God and ensure the end of the plague is David in overdrive scrambling to cover for his guilt that saw so many suffer for his selfishness. He pays Ornan 13+lbs. of gold to purchase a place to make the altar - to do right by God best as he is able. 22 - After this David is fully resolved to gather material so that the Temple can be built. He knows he personally will not be putting this together.  It won't even be commenced upon let alone finished in his lifetime. Nonetheless, he goes about the preparations and the supplying for it as an admirable expression of his love for God. Iron, and brass, and cedar trees were gathered in abundance! 6,720 lbs. of gold was gathered to decorate the Temple along with silver that tallied over 33,600 tons of silver. In a visual for today, if this silver was brought in on 18-wheeler semi-trucks, the trucks would stretch for 17+ miles bumper to bumper. This Temple was that important to David. He urged all involved to honor and follow the direction of his son Solomon after he himself was gone from the scene.  This Temple was going to be a marvelous structure that would impress even other nations. 23 - David, now late in life, appoints Solomon as the next king of Israel.  David gathers the 38,000 priests of Israel as it is time to reassign them - since the Tabernacle, that has been mobile for 400 years, will soon become an edifice in the form of a Temple.  The rigors of traversing and packing and tear down and set up were soon over and different tasks need to be organized and assigned. Did you get these numbers?! 24K oversee Temple constructions, 6K are officers and judges, 4K are doorkeepers, and 4,000 are to sing/make music/worship. Can you imagine a choir and orchestra totaling 4,000? Good heavens what a blessing to have them in operation during the construction of the Temple. And remember the Temple was to be built in silence. The hammering and sawing drilling and sanding was done elsewhere. The transport was quiet, the assembly was quiet. Only the worship could be heard (during construction!).  Folks this couldn't be done today. Our schedules and economy won't have it.  We can learn from the prominence that David put upon The House of God.  

The Seven Streams Method
September 17

The Seven Streams Method

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 25:32


Download Numbers 19-21 We are in the World Stream reading from the World English Bible. 7streamsmethod.com | @7StreamsMethod | @serenatravis | #7Streams | Donate Commentary by Dr. Drake Travis Lord, you led your people into victory and to more. Lead us we pray as we spread the Good News of the Kingdom of God. Amen. 19 - The red heifer sacrifice was of tremendous significance in this culture.  There is much debate and mystery about the reinstitution of this ritual that you are encouraged to do a "search" on.  It has an ominous overtone about it that can be discussed into infinity.  The cedar/hyssop/scarlet is a combination wherein the oils are still used today as powerful anti-septics in medicine. God was very concerned about cleanliness at every level; with the soul being first on the list.  We could say more about the red heifer matter, the next Temple and such but again, the interested will look into that and can immerse themselves in the ongoing debate at will.  The remainder of 19 deals with the handling of the dead for families and for those in proximity to the dead. This is a matter that had to be reinstated anew. They had come from Egypt after 430 years there and Israel was not to be a cult of the dead as Egypt was. The dead ended up being more captivating than the living in Egypt.  In Israel, God wanted them to deal with the dead with issues of purity and the health of the living in mind. Bury them, mourn and call it over with. Hebrews were agents of a culture of life leading to Eternal Life, not death. It's interesting that at one point Jesus replies, "let the dead bury the dead."  He came to give abundant life, not to obsess over the dead. 20 -  Miriam dies at Kadesh (she was 130). Soon there is more complaining in the camp, the food is drab - nothing reminds them of the fresh produce of Egypt, there's an apparent lack of water so they are laying it on thick and Moses/Aaron are having stress. God gloriously appears to them in the tent! He gives specific instructions; this time to speak to the rock.  Mind you Moses has always done exactly what he has been told since being called into ministry. But exasperation took over this time. He doesn't want to appear looney. Think about his sentiment when he suspects every one thinking, "oh great, now Moses is talking to rocks. Now what do we do? Our leader has been out in the sun wayyy too long!" Moses falters, has a tantrum and whacks the rock - twice. Water came, yes, but the disobedience would cost Moses. He was now relegated to die, in the desert too, and not enter the Promised Land. His wanderings would end in...wandering; not in Canaan. Sad stuff.  But that was down the road. Next they request passage through Edom; the Land of Esau for some 400+ years now.  His descendants do not take too kindly to their long lost and returning cousins who were sequestered in Egypt for 430 years. They deny them passage through Edom and are insistent about it. Would God have assisted them had they pushed back against Edom? It was a short route into Canaan.  But the Israelites submitted to the Edomites show of force and went to Mt. Hor.  Aaron's time for passage arrived. His mantel is put upon his son and Aaron dies (at 123).  baby brother Moses would die within a year as well [at 120] but that is not told to us until the end of Deuteronomy.  We'll read that on December 31, in 3+1/3 months. 21 - Next, the Canaanite King of Arad fought and kidnapped some Israelites.  With the Lord's clearance, the Israelites decimated Arad and his people and their cities. It is a marvel that the Israelite farmers of Goshen (the delta of the Nile), turned nomads, then became successful soldiers.  The next journey had them going the long way around. A look at a map will reveal why they were complaining. But let's not forget the larger picture that God wanted them in the Promised Land 38 years prior to their entry; Numbers 13-14. They are still out there because of their complaining - not because of God.  So let's all remember that when we reject God's straight way and opt for our long way, let's not blame God for doing it our way v.s. His Way. The snake bites got their attention and as most beleaguered parents tell their children, "I'll give you something to cry about" - this really got the Israelites attention. The remedy is a daily reminder even today as the symbol for medicine is still a serpent on a pole. You see it on ambulances. That comes from right here in Num. 21. The balance of today's reading, to the end of Num. 21 is filled with travel and cities and more confrontations. The lesson going here and there and ending up [AGAIN] in nowhere [AGAIN] is to not complain so that God can take you somewhere.    Their battle was against the Amorites led by King Sihon.  Sihon was like your neighborhood yapping dog who barks and snarls just because you are walking by. If he could get past the fence he would come and nip at your heel. Yes, this was Sihon. He charged Israel like a dog escaped from his yard. And he received a hound dog's whoopin'.  Sihon lost every one of his cities to Israel.  They also assumed all the land of Bashan from King Og.  The Lord directed against King Og and there were --> no survivors.  The Israelites now possessed the land east of the Jordan.

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
September 13: 2 Samuel 8–9; 2 Corinthians 2; Psalms 58–59; Ezekiel 16

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 44:24


With family: 2 Samuel 8–9; 2 Corinthians 2 2 Samuel 8–9 (Listen) David's Victories 8 After this David defeated the Philistines and subdued them, and David took Metheg-ammah out of the hand of the Philistines. 2 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute. 3 David also defeated Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah, as he went to restore his power at the river Euphrates. 4 And David took from him 1,700 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers. And David hamstrung all the chariot horses but left enough for 100 chariots. 5 And when the Syrians of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down 22,000 men of the Syrians. 6 Then David put garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Syrians became servants to David and brought tribute. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went. 7 And David took the shields of gold that were carried by the servants of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem. 8 And from Betah and from Berothai, cities of Hadadezer, King David took very much bronze. 9 When Toi king of Hamath heard that David had defeated the whole army of Hadadezer, 10 Toi sent his son Joram to King David, to ask about his health and to bless him because he had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Hadadezer had often been at war with Toi. And Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold, and of bronze. 11 These also King David dedicated to the LORD, together with the silver and gold that he dedicated from all the nations he subdued, 12 from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, Amalek, and from the spoil of Hadadezer the son of Rehob, king of Zobah. 13 And David made a name for himself when he returned from striking down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt. 14 Then he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became David's servants. And the LORD gave victory to David wherever he went. David's Officials 15 So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people. 16 Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder, 17 and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Seraiah was secretary, 18 and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over1 the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David's sons were priests. David's Kindness to Mephibosheth 9 And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake?” 2 Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.” 3 And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.” 4 The king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.” 5 Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar. 6 And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, “Mephibosheth!” And he answered, “Behold, I am your servant.” 7 And David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.” 8 And he paid homage and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?” 9 Then the king called Ziba, Saul's servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master's grandson. 10 And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master's grandson may have bread to eat. But Mephibosheth your master's grandson shall always eat at my table.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. 11 Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so will your servant do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David's2 table, like one of the king's sons. 12 And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba's house became Mephibosheth's servants. 13 So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate always at the king's table. Now he was lame in both his feet. Footnotes [1] 8:18 Compare 20:23, 1 Chronicles 18:17, Syriac, Targum, Vulgate; Hebrew lacks was over [2] 9:11 Septuagint; Hebrew my (ESV) 2 Corinthians 2 (Listen) 2 For I made up my mind not to make another painful visit to you. 2 For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? 3 And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all. 4 For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you. Forgive the Sinner 5 Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. 6 For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7 so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him. 9 For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything. 10 Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, 11 so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs. Triumph in Christ 12 When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord, 13 my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia. 14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ. (ESV) In private: Psalms 58–59; Ezekiel 16 Psalms 58–59 (Listen) God Who Judges the Earth To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam1 of David. 58   Do you indeed decree what is right, you gods?2    Do you judge the children of man uprightly?2   No, in your hearts you devise wrongs;    your hands deal out violence on earth. 3   The wicked are estranged from the womb;    they go astray from birth, speaking lies.4   They have venom like the venom of a serpent,    like the deaf adder that stops its ear,5   so that it does not hear the voice of charmers    or of the cunning enchanter. 6   O God, break the teeth in their mouths;    tear out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!7   Let them vanish like water that runs away;    when he aims his arrows, let them be blunted.8   Let them be like the snail that dissolves into slime,    like the stillborn child who never sees the sun.9   Sooner than your pots can feel the heat of thorns,    whether green or ablaze, may he sweep them away!3 10   The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;    he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.11   Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;    surely there is a God who judges on earth.” Deliver Me from My Enemies To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam4 of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him. 59   Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;    protect me from those who rise up against me;2   deliver me from those who work evil,    and save me from bloodthirsty men. 3   For behold, they lie in wait for my life;    fierce men stir up strife against me.  For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD,4     for no fault of mine, they run and make ready.  Awake, come to meet me, and see!5     You, LORD God of hosts, are God of Israel.  Rouse yourself to punish all the nations;    spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah 6   Each evening they come back,    howling like dogs    and prowling about the city.7   There they are, bellowing with their mouths    with swords in their lips—    for “Who,” they think,5 “will hear us?” 8   But you, O LORD, laugh at them;    you hold all the nations in derision.9   O my Strength, I will watch for you,    for you, O God, are my fortress.10   My God in his steadfast love6 will meet me;    God will let me look in triumph on my enemies. 11   Kill them not, lest my people forget;    make them totter7 by your power and bring them down,    O Lord, our shield!12   For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips,    let them be trapped in their pride.  For the cursing and lies that they utter,13     consume them in wrath;    consume them till they are no more,  that they may know that God rules over Jacob    to the ends of the earth. Selah 14   Each evening they come back,    howling like dogs    and prowling about the city.15   They wander about for food    and growl if they do not get their fill. 16   But I will sing of your strength;    I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.  For you have been to me a fortress    and a refuge in the day of my distress.17   O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,    for you, O God, are my fortress,    the God who shows me steadfast love. Footnotes [1] 58:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [2] 58:1 Or you mighty lords (by revocalization; Hebrew in silence) [3] 58:9 The meaning of the Hebrew verse is uncertain [4] 59:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term [5] 59:7 Hebrew lacks they think [6] 59:10 Or The God who shows me steadfast love [7] 59:11 Or wander (ESV) Ezekiel 16 (Listen) The Lord's Faithless Bride 16 Again the word of the LORD came to me: 2 “Son of man, make known to Jerusalem her abominations, 3 and say, Thus says the Lord GOD to Jerusalem: Your origin and your birth are of the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. 4 And as for your birth, on the day you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to cleanse you, nor rubbed with salt, nor wrapped in swaddling cloths. 5 No eye pitied you, to do any of these things to you out of compassion for you, but you were cast out on the open field, for you were abhorred, on the day that you were born. 6 “And when I passed by you and saw you wallowing in your blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!' I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!' 7 I made you flourish like a plant of the field. And you grew up and became tall and arrived at full adornment. Your breasts were formed, and your hair had grown; yet you were naked and bare. 8 “When I passed by you again and saw you, behold, you were at the age for love, and I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness; I made my vow to you and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Lord GOD, and you became mine. 9 Then I bathed you with water and washed off your blood from you and anointed you with oil. 10 I clothed you also with embroidered cloth and shod you with fine leather. I wrapped you in fine linen and covered you with silk.1 11 And I adorned you with ornaments and put bracelets on your wrists and a chain on your neck. 12 And I put a ring on your nose and earrings in your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. 13 Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen and silk and embroidered cloth. You ate fine flour and honey and oil. You grew exceedingly beautiful and advanced to royalty. 14 And your renown went forth among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through the splendor that I had bestowed on you, declares the Lord GOD. 15 “But you trusted in your beauty and played the whore2 because of your renown and lavished your whorings3 on any passerby; your beauty4 became his. 16 You took some of your garments and made for yourself colorful shrines, and on them played the whore. The like has never been, nor ever shall be.5 17 You also took your beautiful jewels of my gold and of my silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself images of men, and with them played the whore. 18 And you took your embroidered garments to cover them, and set my oil and my incense before them. 19 Also my bread that I gave you—I fed you with fine flour and oil and honey—you set before them for a pleasing aroma; and so it was, declares the Lord GOD. 20 And you took your sons and your daughters, whom you had borne to me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your whorings so small a matter 21 that you slaughtered my children and delivered them up as an offering by fire to them? 22 And in all your abominations and your whorings you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, wallowing in your blood. 23 “And after all your wickedness (woe, woe to you! declares the Lord GOD), 24 you built yourself a vaulted chamber and made yourself a lofty place in every square. 25 At the head of every street you built your lofty place and made your beauty an abomination, offering yourself6 to any passerby and multiplying your whoring. 26 You also played the whore with the Egyptians, your lustful neighbors, multiplying your whoring, to provoke me to anger. 27 Behold, therefore, I stretched out my hand against you and diminished your allotted portion and delivered you to the greed of your enemies, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd behavior. 28 You played the whore also with the Assyrians, because you were not satisfied; yes, you played the whore with them, and still you were not satisfied. 29 You multiplied your whoring also with the trading land of Chaldea, and even with this you were not satisfied. 30 “How sick is your heart,7 declares the Lord GOD, because you did all these things, the deeds of a brazen prostitute, 31 building your vaulted chamber at the head of every street, and making your lofty place in every square. Yet you were not like a prostitute, because you scorned payment. 32 Adulterous wife, who receives strangers instead of her husband! 33 Men give gifts to all prostitutes, but you gave your gifts to all your lovers, bribing them to come to you from every side with your whorings. 34 So you were different from other women in your whorings. No one solicited you to play the whore, and you gave payment, while no payment was given to you; therefore you were different. 35 “Therefore, O prostitute, hear the word of the LORD: 36 Thus says the Lord GOD, Because your lust was poured out and your nakedness uncovered in your whorings with your lovers, and with all your abominable idols, and because of the blood of your children that you gave to them, 37 therefore, behold, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved and all those you hated. I will gather them against you from every side and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness. 38 And I will judge you as women who commit adultery and shed blood are judged, and bring upon you the blood of wrath and jealousy. 39 And I will give you into their hands, and they shall throw down your vaulted chamber and break down your lofty places. They shall strip you of your clothes and take your beautiful jewels and leave you naked and bare. 40 They shall bring up a crowd against you, and they shall stone you and cut you to pieces with their swords. 41 And they shall burn your houses and execute judgments upon you in the sight of many women. I will make you stop playing the whore, and you shall also give payment no more. 42 So will I satisfy my wrath on you, and my jealousy shall depart from you. I will be calm and will no more be angry. 43 Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but have enraged me with all these things, therefore, behold, I have returned your deeds upon your head, declares the Lord GOD. Have you not committed lewdness in addition to all your abominations? 44 “Behold, everyone who uses proverbs will use this proverb about you: ‘Like mother, like daughter.' 45 You are the daughter of your mother, who loathed her husband and her children; and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and their children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite. 46 And your elder sister is Samaria, who lived with her daughters to the north of you; and your younger sister, who lived to the south of you, is Sodom with her daughters. 47 Not only did you walk in their ways and do according to their abominations; within a very little time you were more corrupt than they in all your ways. 48 As I live, declares the Lord GOD, your sister Sodom and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done. 49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. 50 They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it. 51 Samaria has not committed half your sins. You have committed more abominations than they, and have made your sisters appear righteous by all the abominations that you have committed. 52 Bear your disgrace, you also, for you have intervened on behalf of your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. So be ashamed, you also, and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous. 53 “I will restore their fortunes, both the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters, and the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters, and I will restore your own fortunes in their midst, 54 that you may bear your disgrace and be ashamed of all that you have done, becoming a consolation to them. 55 As for your sisters, Sodom and her daughters shall return to their former state, and Samaria and her daughters shall return to their former state, and you and your daughters shall return to your former state. 56 Was not your sister Sodom a byword in your mouth in the day of your pride, 57 before your wickedness was uncovered? Now you have become an object of reproach for the daughters of Syria8 and all those around her, and for the daughters of the Philistines, those all around who despise you. 58 You bear the penalty of your lewdness and your abominations, declares the LORD. The Lord's Everlasting Covenant 59 “For thus says the Lord GOD: I will deal with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath in breaking the covenant, 60 yet I will remember my covenant with you in the days of your youth, and I will establish for you an everlasting covenant. 61 Then you will remember your ways and be ashamed when you take your sisters, both your elder and your younger, and I give them to you as daughters, but not on account of9 the covenant with you. 62 I will establish my covenant with you, and you shall know that I am the LORD, 63 that you may remember and be confounded, and never open your mouth again because of your shame, when I atone for you for all that you have done, declares the Lord GOD.” Footnotes [1] 16:10 Or with rich fabric [2] 16:15 Or were unfaithful; also verses 16, 17, 26, 28 [3] 16:15 Or unfaithfulness; also verses 20, 22, 25, 26, 29, 33, 34, 36 [4] 16:15 Hebrew it [5] 16:16 The meaning of this Hebrew sentence is uncertain [6] 16:25 Hebrew spreading your legs [7] 16:30 Revocalization yields How I am filled with anger against you [8] 16:57 Some manuscripts (compare Syriac) of Edom [9] 16:61 Or not apart from (ESV)

The Seven Streams Method
September 12

The Seven Streams Method

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 20:16


Download Psalms 133-139 We are in the Wisdom Stream reading from God's Word Translation. 7streamsmethod.com | @7StreamsMethod | @serenatravis | #7Streams | Donate Commentary by Dr. Drake Travis Lord, we want to know you and walk with you and live in the Psalms and be in worship every step, every day.  Amen. 133 - Our working and playing and cooking and learning and worshiping and serving and doing all that we do IN a SPIRIT of TOGETHERNESS is very pleasing to the Lord.  It seems that modern-day urbanites are slightly more impressed with the concepts of "privacy", "personal space", and "my own little world" etc. than God is. 134 - The Psalmist is distinctly impressed with those Levitical servants who work the night-shift without fail . 135 - This is exuberant encouragement to praise the Lord.  Why? Because God is the only true and right God. Allgods are false.  Look what God has done!  His works in nature, His works against our enemies...which are His enemies. GOD is just and compassionate.  All others nations' gods are not even fluff.  They are nothing. They don't exist!  So let's praise Him; our True God. 136 - The verse/phrase; "His mercy endures forever..." is recited repeatedly to redentigrate into people's memories so that it stays there for life. Every reminder becomes a reminder of ... God's eternal mercy. God does wonders, miracles, natural phenomenon-  be they repetitive or in line with answers to prayer for rescue.  God guides, gives victory, he saves, sustains - - - so, what do we do? --> give Him thanks. 137 - It is the 580's B.C. and the Judeans are in anguish; in Babylon and hadn't the heart to sing the boisterous songs to God in worship. The Babylonians would goad them to sing but they just couldn't, they were so demoralized. They remembered Zion and wanted to make sure their hearts didn't change and become settled with /or/ normalized to life in Babylon. Their anger is still fresh against their Babylonian victors and the Edomites who cheered Judea's defeat. Their prayer against their tormentors is about as severe as it gets; wanting the Babylonian babies smashed. This is real prayer though it forgets the truth - that God put the Bab's up to the task of punishing them for what they; the Judeans had done against God. Their anger, understand is almost six centuries pre-Calvary so they don't understand the Holy Spirit and grace and redemption in a spectrum that those who have been following Jesus understand it. All things considered from our "Christian prism", we can understand this anger, without condoning it. [This Psalm was written by Hebrews exiled in Babylon, while Psalm 126 was written shortly after returning to the Promised Land from Babylon.] 138 - is a celebration in itself; a celebration borne from answered prayer that comes bursting forth from grateful hearts. 139 - God KNOWS us - that is the theme here. Skin to bone, every thought, every word, He knows us.  You, Lord are present with us, every step, every day. It isn't possible to flee from our God. He was there for our beginning and orchestrated the creation of us; each of us. God's vast love for us is too marvelous to understand. David feels a deep kinship with those who love God ... and vice versa.  David wants to make sure there is no evil in his heart - not even evil that he is unconscious of. David wants to walk with God and remain in God and to have nothing whatsoever to do with evil or anything/anyone that is evil.

ESV: Read through the Bible
August 28: Psalms 136–138; 1 Corinthians 9

ESV: Read through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 8:52


Morning: Psalms 136–138 Psalms 136–138 (Listen) His Steadfast Love Endures Forever 136   Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good,    for his steadfast love endures forever.2   Give thanks to the God of gods,    for his steadfast love endures forever.3   Give thanks to the Lord of lords,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 4   to him who alone does great wonders,    for his steadfast love endures forever;5   to him who by understanding made the heavens,    for his steadfast love endures forever;6   to him who spread out the earth above the waters,    for his steadfast love endures forever;7   to him who made the great lights,    for his steadfast love endures forever;8   the sun to rule over the day,    for his steadfast love endures forever;9   the moon and stars to rule over the night,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 10   to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt,    for his steadfast love endures forever;11   and brought Israel out from among them,    for his steadfast love endures forever;12   with a strong hand and an outstretched arm,    for his steadfast love endures forever;13   to him who divided the Red Sea in two,    for his steadfast love endures forever;14   and made Israel pass through the midst of it,    for his steadfast love endures forever;15   but overthrew1 Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea,    for his steadfast love endures forever;16   to him who led his people through the wilderness,    for his steadfast love endures forever; 17   to him who struck down great kings,    for his steadfast love endures forever;18   and killed mighty kings,    for his steadfast love endures forever;19   Sihon, king of the Amorites,    for his steadfast love endures forever;20   and Og, king of Bashan,    for his steadfast love endures forever;21   and gave their land as a heritage,    for his steadfast love endures forever;22   a heritage to Israel his servant,    for his steadfast love endures forever. 23   It is he who remembered us in our low estate,    for his steadfast love endures forever;24   and rescued us from our foes,    for his steadfast love endures forever;25   he who gives food to all flesh,    for his steadfast love endures forever. 26   Give thanks to the God of heaven,    for his steadfast love endures forever. How Shall We Sing the Lord's Song? 137   By the waters of Babylon,    there we sat down and wept,    when we remembered Zion.2   On the willows2 there    we hung up our lyres.3   For there our captors    required of us songs,  and our tormentors, mirth, saying,    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4   How shall we sing the LORD's song    in a foreign land?5   If I forget you, O Jerusalem,    let my right hand forget its skill!6   Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,    if I do not remember you,  if I do not set Jerusalem    above my highest joy! 7   Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites    the day of Jerusalem,  how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,    down to its foundations!”8   O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,    blessed shall he be who repays you    with what you have done to us!9   Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones    and dashes them against the rock! Give Thanks to the Lord Of David. 138   I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart;    before the gods I sing your praise;2   I bow down toward your holy temple    and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,    for you have exalted above all things    your name and your word.33   On the day I called, you answered me;    my strength of soul you increased.4 4   All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD,    for they have heard the words of your mouth,5   and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD,    for great is the glory of the LORD.6   For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly,    but the haughty he knows from afar. 7   Though I walk in the midst of trouble,    you preserve my life;  you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,    and your right hand delivers me.8   The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me;    your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever.    Do not forsake the work of your hands. Footnotes [1] 136:15 Hebrew shook off [2] 137:2 Or poplars [3] 138:2 Or you have exalted your word above all your name [4] 138:3 Hebrew you made me bold in my soul with strength (ESV) Evening: 1 Corinthians 9 1 Corinthians 9 (Listen) Paul Surrenders His Rights 9 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? 2 If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 3 This is my defense to those who would examine me. 4 Do we not have the right to eat and drink? 5 Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife,1 as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? 6 Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? 7 Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? 8 Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same? 9 For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? 10 Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. 11 If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? 12 If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ. 13 Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? 14 In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. 15 But I have made no use of any of these rights, nor am I writing these things to secure any such provision. For I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of my ground for boasting. 16 For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. 18 What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. 19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control,2 lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. Footnotes [1] 9:5 Greek a sister as wife [2] 9:27 Greek I pummel my body and make it a slave (ESV)

God's Whole Story
Lamentations 5 & Obadiah 1 - Judgment on Edom

God's Whole Story

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 14:23


Chelsea and Amy talk about Israel's distant relatives, the Edomites, and how God's judgment on other nations offers hope for Judah.