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There was no remedy!

Scripture reading for May 1: 2nd Chronicles 33-36

“The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through His messengers again and again, because He had pity on His people and His dwelling place.  But they mocked His Words and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against His people and there was no remedy.” 2 Chronicle 36:15-16

The period of the Kings and Chronicles ends with the declaration about the futile state of God’s people.  God had sent messengers again and again.  His mercy had suffered long with this people.  He had loved them and provided for them.  He had driven out their enemies and delivered them miraculously time after time.  He had given them His presence in their midst in the Temple and a way to return to Him.  But they mocked His Words and mistreated the prophets that were sent to them.  This aroused God’s anger and He decided to allow the consequences He had promised to fall upon them. There was no remedy! 

But God is faithful, even when we are faithless!  (2 Timothy 2:11-13)  God allowed the consequences of their own stubbornness to fall on them.  They would see the destruction of their temple and go into captivity.  The land would enjoy it’s sabbath rests that they failed to give in accordance with God’s Word.  (2 Chronicles 36:21)  Seventy years would pass in captivity as decreed by Jeremiah, the prophet.  (Jeremiah 25:11-12)  After this time of captivity and punishment, God would again restore the nation to their land and rebuild the temple.  Isaiah the prophet correctly named Cyrus as the ruler who would give the decree to rebuild Jerusalem more than 150 years before it happened! (Isaiah 44:28)  The Book of 2 Chronicles records the last Word of God concerning this rebuilding. It is as a word of hope to all who would trust God and follow Him through the captivity!  (2 Chronicles 36:23)

God is merciful even in judgment!  God has a plan and is working it out.  Another day is coming when there will be “no remedy” for those who reject Jesus Christ!  (Revelation 20:12-15) Have you applied God’s “Remedy” for sin in your own life? Are you listening to God’s messengers sent to call you to repentance?

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Sunday rest and reflection!

Sunday May 4th, 2014

Dear Friends,

As we finished the reading of the Chronicles, the history of the Old Testament Church should jog our own memories!  The Israelites had the temple and God’s presence in their midst.  They had priests and kings placed by God as leaders and prophets to call them to godly conduct and a relationship by faith.  But this people rejected the call of the prophets and the people and leaders got involved in the world and neglected God!  They reached a point of “no remedy” but loss of their land and temple and then captivity!

We certainly have something better!  We have a New Covenant through the blood of Jesus Christ!  We are now living stones in the New Temple and the glorious Presence of God in the Holy Spirit lives in us!  Let’s gather today as His Temple and Bride to pray, worship, partake of Holy Communion, and hear His Word!  Jesus is coming and He is our remedy!  We must be about His business!

In His Love, Pastor John and Mary

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There was no remedy!

Scripture reading for May 2nd: 2nd Chronicles 33-36

“The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through His messengers again and again, because He had pity on His people and His dwelling place.  But they mocked His words and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against His people and there was no remedy.” 2nd Chronicle 36:15-16

The period of the Kings and Chronicles ends with this sober statement concerning the Lord’s evaluation of the state of His people.  He sent messengers repeatedly.  He had loved them and provided for them.  He had driven out their enemies and delivered them miraculously time after time.  He had given them His presence in their midst and a way to return to Him.  But they mocked His words and mistreated the prophets.  This aroused God’s anger and He sent the promised consequences!

“There was no remedy!” Does it mean that God would not hear the prayers of His people any more?  Did it mean that He had given up on them and was through?  Did it mean that God had failed His people and would not honor the covenants that He had made with them?

No, God is faithful, even when we are faithless!  (2nd Timothy 2:11-13)  God was going to allow the consequences of their stubbornness to fall on them.  They would see the destruction of their temple and go into captivity.  The land would enjoy it’s sabbath rests that they failed to give in accordance with God’s Word.  (2nd Chronicles 36:21)  Seventy years would pass in captivity as decreed by Jeremiah, the prophet.  (Jeremiah 25:11-12)  After this time of captivity and punishment, God would again restore the nation to their land and rebuild the temple.  Isaiah the prophet correctly named Cyrus as the ruler who would give the decree to rebuild Jerusalem more than 150 years before it happened! (Isaiah 44:28)

God is merciful even in judgment!  He lets us in on His plan if we are humble and will listen to His Word.  But there is coming another day when  there will be “no remedy” for those who reject Jesus Christ!  Without repentance and faith in Him, there will be eternal captivity in the Lake of Fire!  (Revelation 20:11-15)   Let’s humbly cling to God’s remedy!

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There was no remedy!

Scripture reading for May 2nd: 2nd Chronicles 33-36

“The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through His messengers again and again, because He had pity on His people and His dwelling place.  But they mocked His words and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against His people and there was no remedy.” 2nd Chronicle 36:15-16

The period of the Kings and Chronicles ends with this sober statement.  God had done His best to call out to His people.  He had loved them and provided for them again and again.  He had driven out their enemies and delivered them miraculously time after time.  He had given them His presence in their midst in the Temple and a way to return to Him.  But they mocked His words and mistreated the prophets.  This aroused God’s anger!

“There was no remedy!” Does this mean that God would not hear the prayers of His people ever again?  Did it mean that He had given up on them?  Did it mean that God had failed His people and would not honor the covenants that He had made with them?

God is faithful, even when we are faithless!  (2nd Timothy 2:11-13)  God was going to allow the consequences of their stubbornness to fall on them.  They would see the destruction of their temple and go into captivity.  The land would enjoy it’s sabbath rests that they failed to give in accordance with God’s directions.  (2nd Chronicles 36:21)  Seventy years would pass in captivity as decreed by Jeremiah, the prophet.  (Jeremiah 25:11-12)  After this time of captivity and punishment, God would again restore the nation to their land and rebuild the temple.  Isaiah the prophet correctly named Cyrus as the ruler who would give the decree to rebuild Jerusalem more than 150 years before it happened! (Isaiah 44:28)  The Book of 2nd Chronicles ends with a word of hope to all who would trust God and follow him through the captivity!  (2nd Chronicles 36:23)

God is merciful even in judgment! There is coming another day when there will truly be “no remedy” for those who reject Jesus Christ!  If you die in your sins without repentance and faith in Him, there is truly “no remedy”!  (Revelation 20:11-15)   Make sure today that you have received by faith the offer of mercy through Jesus Christ!

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There was no remedy!

Scripture reading for May 2: 2nd Chronicles 33-36

“The Lord, the God of their fathers, sent word to them through His messengers again and again, because He had pity on His people and His dwelling place.  But they mocked His words and scoffed at His prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against His people and there was no remedy.” 2nd Chronicle 36:15-16

The period of the Kings and Chronicles ends with this sober statement concerning the Lord’s evaluation of the state of His people.  God had done His best to call out to His people.  He sent messengers again and again.  His mercy had suffered long with this people.  He had loved them and provided for them again and again.  He had driven out their enemies and delivered them miraculously time after time.  He had given them His presence in their midst in the Temple and a way to return to Him.  But they mocked His words and mistreated the prophets that were sent to them.  This aroused God’s anger and He decided to allow the consequences He had promised to fall upon them.

There was no remedy!  What does this mean?  Does it mean that God would not hear the prayers of His people any more?  Did it mean that He had given up on them and was through?  Did it mean that God had failed His people and would not honor the covenants that He had made with them?  What about the land that belonged to them, would it be lost to them now because of their stubbornness?

No, God is faithful, even when we are faithless!  (2nd Timothy 2:11-13)  God was going to allow the consequences of their stubbornness to fall on them.  They would see the destruction of their temple and go into captivity.  The land would enjoy it’s sabbath rests that they failed to give in accordance with God’s Word.  (2nd Chronicles 36:21)  Seventy years would pass in captivity as decreed by Jeremiah, the prophet.  (Jeremiah 25:11-12)  After this time of captivity and punishment, God would again restore the nation to their land and rebuild the temple.  Isaiah the prophet correctly named Cyrus as the ruler who would give the decree to rebuild Jerusalem more than 150 years before it happened! (Isaiah 44:28)  The Book of 2nd Chronicles records the last word of God concerning this rebuilding as a word of hope to all who would trust God and follow him through the captivity!  (2nd Chronicles 36:23)

Wow!  God is merciful even in judgment!  God has a plan and is working it out.  He lets us in on His plan if we are humble and teachable.  He has written down that plan in His Holy Word, the Bible!  We need to pay heed while we still can.  There is coming another day when again, there will truly be “no remedy” for those who reject Jesus Christ!  If you die in your sins without repentance and faith in Him, there is truly “no remedy”!  (Revelation 20:11-15)   May that never be heard of concerning you or me!

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