Tag: justice

The appointed time!

Scripture reading for December 15th: Job 4-7, Psalm 99, Revelation 11

Key Scriptures: Revelation 11:15-18 “Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, “We give thanks to You, Lord God Almighty, Who is and Who was, for You have taken Your great power and begun to reign. The nations raged, but Your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding Your servants, the prophets and saints, and those Who fear Your Name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”

John recorded the seven angels blowing the seven trumpets that followed the time of silence in heaven. There were loud voices declaring the victory of God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the beginning of their eternal reign over all creation. The elders around the throne fell on their faces and worshiped God for Who He is and was and will be and for the time of judgment coming for the dead and reward for the saints. God is just and will justly judge all and destroy those who reject Jesus Christ and destroy the earth. Those who honor Him will be fully rewarded for their faith.

Psalm 99:4-5 “The King in His might loves justice. You have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob. Exalt the Lord our God; worship at His footstool! Holy is He!”

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, I worship You as the eternal King of kings. I look forward to the appointed time of the judgment and reward! You are just, righteous and holy and my confidence is in Your Word! Help me to share Your Word enabling all to find reward at judgment day.

Job 4:6-7 “Is not your fear of God your confidence, and the integrity of your ways your hope? Remember: who that was innocent ever perished? Or where were the upright cut off?”

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Ask and receive!

Scripture reading for April 24th:  John 14, Psalm 82, Proverbs 20

Key Scriptures: John 14:11-13 “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.  Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.  Whatever you ask in My name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask Me anything in My Name, I will do it.” 

Jesus made some fantastic promises to those who would choose to believe in Him.  He promised His disciples that they would do the same works that He had been doing.  He also stated that they would do greater works.  In fact, whatever need that they had, they could ask in His Name and He would do it.  Faith to see what Jesus wanted to do and to ask Him would bring results!

Faith Confession:  Thank You Jesus for these precious and magnificent promises.  Help me to see what You want to do each day and to ask You for needed resources. (Action step:  Ask Jesus in prayer for a need that you have and expect results.)

Psalm 82:3-4  Father, I pray Your Word:  “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.  Rescue the weak and the needy, deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”  Amen.

 

 

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Let’s go to the Mountain!

Scripture reading for September 20th: Micah 3-5

“Because of you (prophets and leaders), Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound  overgrown with thickets.” Micah 3:12

Micah wasted no time in telling the leaders of Israel and Judah their sins.  These leaders had loved evil instead of good and failed to provide justice for the land.  (Micah 3:1-2)  The prophets of the land were no better.  If they were given food or pay, they would bring a message of “peace”.  If they were not paid, the message would be of coming war!   The results of the failures of leadership were the destruction of the temple and of the city of Jerusalem.  The leaders thought that they were safe because they called on the Lord and stayed near His temple.  But Micah was a true prophet of the Lord and warned them free of charge!

Leadership is so important for the people of God!  Wise leaders model godly behavior and love to see justice done.  They live by God’s word and call the people to follow.  They punish those who stray from the truth and reward those who are doing right.   As we look at our nation today, many claim to be Christians, but their actions betray their words.  Where are the godly prophets who will confront sin in the leadership?

“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it.  Many nations will come and say, “Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob.  He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths.”” Micah 4:1-2

God would establish Mt. Zion as the place of rule for all nations and peoples.  (Micah 4:6-7)    Micah also spoke about the city of Bethlehem in Judah.  From this city would come the One who would rule over Israel. He would shepherd the flock of God’s people and His greatness would spread to the ends of the earth!  (Micah 5:2-4)  He would establish justice and teach mankind to walk in His ways!  Micah spoke of Jesus Christ 700 years before His coming!   God provided the godly Leader who would model justice and righteousness for the whole earth!

 

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