Articles for February 2016

29 DAYS TO GO

HEADERJESUS CAME TO REVERSE THE CURSE

Numbers 23:23
There is no divination against Jacob,
no evil omens against Israel.
It will now be said of Jacob
and of Israel, ‘See what God has done!’

Proverbs 26:2
Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,
an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

Hexes and curses have a common goal; to limit their victim, reducing them to a miserable existence with a darkened mind that struggles to make bold decisions and invariably fail to take advantage of the opportunities before them, all towards their untimely demise, broken and dejected.  The picture is diametrically opposed to the ideal intended for man by GOD when he was first created.   There was a garden with all the fresh produce man would ever need, even gold lay at the bank of the river, and there was no uncertainty about the mandate.  Make all things fruitful and multiply fill the rest of barren earth with the beauty you have here.

Adam was bewitched. How else does one explain such non-activity, quietly listening to a deceptive interview the snake had with his wife, all the while he was right there next to her.  She did not have look for him somewhere in the garden to give him the forbidden fruit.

Genesis 3:6c
She took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, WHO WAS WITH HER.

Witchcraft gets people numb. Decision making is put off for another time, while opportunities pass by. Wrong conclusions are reached even with good information given. Slanted cause of action becomes a pattern  and the results nothing less than perpetual misery.

1.  IT IS THE SINGLE MOST STRATEGIC TOOL EVEN AGAINST THE GOSPEL

2 Corinthians 4:4
For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.

The Gospel brings light. It is the light.  No reasonable person can ignore or reject such an offer of Life and Blessedness in this present life and the one to come!  But people do ever so often not because the Gospel is lacking in appeal, or power, not at all!   But the concluding processes of their minds are specifically targeted for darkening by ‘diabolos’ and his crew.

2.  ONCE IT FELL THE GOSPEL ADVANCED FORCEFULLY

Acts 19:19-20
And many of those who had practiced curious, magical arts collected their books and [throwing them,book after book, on the pile] burned them in the sight of everybody. When they counted the value of them, they found it amounted to 50,000 pieces of silver (about $9,300).
Thus the Word of the Lord [concerning the attainment through Christ of eternal salvation in the kingdom of God] GREW and SPREAD and INTENSIFIED, PREVAILING MIGHTILY.  

By nature, we are all susceptible to curses and bewitchment because of the sinful nature inherited though Adam.

Infamous practitioners of this craft are scattered all over the scriptures Balaam, Jezebel,

3.  ONCE GOD BLESSES NO MAN CAN CURSE

Numbers 23:8
How can I curse
those whom God has not cursed?
How can I denounce
those whom the Lord has not denounced?

Stay in the Blessing – the pronouncements of wickedness shall not stand against your future and family Salvations.

# WITCHCRAFT MUST FALL

4.  ONCE GOD HAS BLESSED NATURE WILL TESTIFY AGAINST YOUR CURSING OPPONENTS

Numbers 22:27-32
When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord, it lay down under Balaam, and he was angry and beat it with his staff. Then the Lord opened the donkey’s mouth, and it said to Balaam, “What have I done to you to make you beat me these three times?” Balaam answered the donkey, “You have made a fool of me! If only I had a sword in my hand, I would kill you right now.” The donkey said to Balaam, “Am I not your own donkey, which you have always ridden, to this day? Have I been in the habit of doing this to you?” “No,” he said. Then the Lord opened Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with his sword drawn. So he bowed low and fell facedown. The angel of the Lord asked him, “Why have you beaten your donkey these three times? I have come here to oppose you because your path is a reckless one before me.

5.  ONCE CHRIST IS RECEIVED THE CURSE ON AN INDIVIDUAL CAN BE BROKEN AND REPLACED WITH THE BLESSING OF ABRAHAM

Galatians 3:13-14
Christ has REDEEMED US FROM THE CURSE of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the BLESSING of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

PRAYER FOCUS

1.  Give thanks for the finished work the Lord Jesus did on the Cross when HE became a curse on our behalf

2.  Pray that the eyes of the understanding of every one around you may be open to see the light of Glory

3.  Take a firm stand against all forces of darkness that have been overshadowing the impact of the Gospel in our community

LAST NIGHT GOD PARALYZED YOUR ENEMIES

LAST NIGHT

The LORD who knows the end from the beginning, and the happenings of the next day before it begins has a tendency to reveal things to HIS children and HIS servants for the benefit of those who will have an ear to hear!

 

Nothing in your tomorrow is a secret to GOD!   And since you are connected to HIM, you can have the benefit of inside info!   And even if you may not catch the details. It helps to know that when today dawns, a word was already set in motion to favor his loved ones,.

 

NO day shall ever take you surprise – GOD will speak to your dawn, and teach you to do the same.

 

Job 38:12-13
“Have you ever given orders to the morning,
or shown the dawn its place,
that it might take the earth by the edges
and shake the wicked out of it?

 

1.   THE LABANS OF THIS WORLD HAVE ALREADY BEEN MUZZLED

 

Genesis 31:29
I have the power to harm you; but last night the God of your father said to me, ‘Be careful not to say anything to Jacob, either good or bad.’

 

GOD delivered him form the tongue lash. Curses come through words
GOD WILL SPEAK TO ANYBODY FOR YOUR PROTECTION AND ADVANCEMENT 

 

2.   THE ECONOMIC BULLIES OF THIS WORLD HAVE ALREADY BEEN REBUKED

 

Genesis 31:42
If the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had not been with me, you would surely have sent me away empty-handed. But God has seen my hardship and the toil of my hands, and last night HE REBUKED YOU.” 

 

You will remember that Laban had taken full advantage of Jacob’s naive nature. – the young man was a bad negotiator, in his interview for a job he was already doing, he settled for a seven year contract for just a wife.

 

Genesis 29:15
Laban said to him, “Just because you are a relative of mine, should you work for me for nothing?  Tell me what your wages should be.”

 

No hard feelings ladies.  But you need more than a wife, when she comes, you Must be able to feed her.  Woolworths organic foods don’t come cheap.  Or else you may resort to feeding her street-wise two regularly at the risk of increasing her waist line considerably.  The furniture, that bedding,    1000 count Egyptian cotton pillow cases, duvet covers, the iners the hospitality line emperor pillows,  the fitted sheets, the mattress protectors,  they better not be form Pep – this girl’s father was well off.   We guys can do with the cheap ones but hey….. Past the wedding day things change dramatically

 

(You know, till I got married I did not a have a bed of my own and it did not bother me and inch.   In fact up till today, when I go to my home, I still make my bed on the floor, serious.  And my dear Mom doesn’t understand why I should put up in town when I have a home)

 

You Must be able to provide for her, a roof over her head is non-negotiable.  That voile material for curtains, those blinds are pricey ‘broer’ !

 

The nail do, the eye pencil, the right make up
Her up keep,  so’t she can stay sparkling – That Brazilian hair piece doesn’t come cheap.
It takes more than feelings to keep this thing exciting Jay! Beyond feelings you need finance.   Romance is sustained by creativity.  Creativity does need some cash.

 

2.2.  JACOB SAW NOTHING ELSE BUT THAT CURVACEOUS FIGURE

 

Genesis 29:17b
Rachel had a lovely figure and was beautiful.

 

Laban was pleased to exploit this naive fellow.   At the end of the seven years on what was supposed to be Jacob’s happiest night since leaving his parent’s home, his honeymoon night, a shock would be awaiting him the next  morning.   I guess while Jacob was in “high spirits” having partaken of some spiked beverage,

 

2.3.  LABAN’S PARTY COST MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.

 

Genesis 29:22-27
So Laban brought together all the people of the place and gave a feast. But when evening came, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to Jacob, and Jacob made love to her. And Laban gave his servant Zilpah to his daughter as her attendant.
When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”

 

2.4.   BEWARE OF THE CUSTOMS THAT SHATTER DREAMS AND DEFER HOPE.
Laban replied, “It is not our custom here to give the younger daughter in marriage before the older one. Finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.”

 

3.    LAST NIGHT GOD DEALT WITH YOUR BALAAM’S 

 

Numbers 22:8-14
“Spend the night here,” Balaam said to them, “and I will report back to you with the answer the Lord gives me.” So the Moabite officials stayed with him.

 

God came to Balaam and asked, “Who are these men with you?”
Balaam said to God, “Balak son of Zippor, king of Moab, sent me this message: ‘A people that has come out of Egypt covers the face of the land. Now come and put a curse on them for me. Perhaps then I will be able to fight them and drive them away.’”
BUT GOD SAID TO BALAAM,  “DO NOT go with them. YOU MUST NOT put a curse on those people, because they are BLESSED.”

 

The next morning Balaam got up and said to Balak’s officials, “Go back to your own country, for the LORD HAS REFUSED to let me go with you.”

 

So the Moabite officials returned to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.”

 

3.1.     PURPOSE OF THE CURSE:

 

BE ABLE TO FIGHT THEM AND DRIVE THEM AWAY

 

You shall not be driven away from your inheritance in GOD
No one will drive you away from your job, your business, your premises, your house –
No one will be able to withstand you all your days. Those who dare rise up against you are counting their demise.

 

 . . . . .  . But the devil and his crew don’t always give up the first time

 

3.2.   WHEN THE MONEY TRAP TRIPS THE OFFICIALS – GOD WILL NOT CHANGE HIS MIND ABOUT YOUR BLESSING.

 

Numbers 22:15-16
“Then Balak sent other officials, more numerous and more distinguished than the first. They came to Balaam and said:
“This is what Balak son of Zippor says: Do not let anything keep you from coming to me.”

 

. . . . .  MISTAKE No. 1

 

GOD IS NOT A THING!!!

 

HE made all things – HE is above ALL things. NO-THING is too hard for HIM.   ALL things are Possible with HIM. HE makes All things work together for the Good of those who Love HIM.   HE fills our mouths with Good Things.   HE  makes All things Beautiful in HIS time.  No Good thing will HE withhold from him whose walk is upright,     But never count him among things – HE IS GOD!    GOD SAID NO!   The ill-informed officials dais the wrong thing about GOD!

 

. . . . . . MISTAKE No. 2

 

GOD DOES NOT CHANGE HIS MIND TO SUIT THE DESIRES OF THE WICKED – no matter how they pray….

 

Numbers 22:15-22
Then Balak sent other officials, more numerous and more distinguished than the first. They came to Balaam and said

 

“This is what Balak son of Zippor says: Do not let anything keep you from coming to me, because I will reward you handsomely and do whatever you say. Come and put a curse on these people for me.”
But Balaam answered them, “Even if Balak gave me all the silver and gold in his palace, I could not do anything great or small to go beyond the command of the Lord my God. Now spend the night here so that I can find out what else the Lord will tell me.”

 

That night God came to Balaam and said, “Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you.”

 

Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the Moabite officials. But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the Lord stood in the road to oppose him. Balaam was riding on his donkey, and his two servants were with him.

 

4.    LAST NIGHT YOUR VINDICATION WAS SEALED – YOUR ACCUSERS ARE SILENCED.

 

Matthew 27:19
Just then, as Pilate was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent him this message: “Leave that innocent man alone. I suffered through a terrible nightmare about him last night.”

 

When GOD calls you innocent, that’s what you are!   Heaven testified the night before.  Mrs Pilate struggled in a dream,  Pilate, that is a NOBLE MAN.   Well, guess who is testifying in favor of Jesus.

 

GOD will raise witnesses in your favor from the most unexpected corners.
In fact, I’ve concluded reputation isn’t the highest thing.
Character is!
Build your character in GOD,  Your reputation will catch up with the real you!

 

Whatever your story, your vindicator appeared last night.  No wonder

 

Psalms 46:5
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.

 

So remember;

 

Isaiah 54:17 READ!!!
But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.

 

5.    YOUR LIFE WAS COUNTED WORTHY OF ESCAPE WHATEVER THE SHIPWRECK.

 

Acts 27:21-25
After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. But now I urge you to keep up your courage, because not one of you will be lost; only the ship will be destroyed. Last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’ So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.

 

It is unusual that 217 people could be saved from a shipwreck without life boats.  An unspecified number of them didn’t even know how to swim. Paul told them to hold on to the pieces of wood

 

Acts 27:44
The rest were to get there on planks or on other pieces of the ship. In this way everyone reached land safely.

 

HOLD ON TO THE CROSS, it may look like just a piece of wood but you will make it to the other side

 

30 DAYS TO GO

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JESUS OUR DOOR INTO A GLORIOUS INHERITANCE
 

Isaac mirrors the life of our Savior in a number of ways, He is the only begotten of the Old Testament, He has a bride according to the Father’s specification, And miraculously, after the birth of Isaac, Abraham’s body that was once said to be as good as dead, continued to function at such a vigorous pace, the old man could not help but marry Ketura after the death of Sarah and six more sons were born.   Although they were his, the promise would come through Isaac in order to fulfill the Word of the LORD.  So, he released them with gifts, I guess so they would not worry Isaac the heir of all things

Genesis 25:5-6
Abraham left EVERYTHING HE OWNED TO ISAAC.   But while he was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them away from his son Isaac to the land of the east.

 

John 13:3
Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;

 

The wonder of it all is that everyone who acknowledges Jesus becomes a joint heir with the heir of all things.

 

Romans 8:16-17
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and CO-HEIRS WITH CHRIST,  if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

 

Jesus paid the price so that we may be included in an amazing deal.

 

1 Corinthians 2:9-10
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him — these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

 

AND WHAT IS THE INHERITANCE OF OUR SAVIOR?

 

JESUS, HEIR OF ALL THINGS

 

Hebrews 1:2
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe.

 

THROUGH HIM OUR INHERITANCE IS SECURE

 

1 Peter 1:3-4
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,

 

PRAYER FOCUS

 

1.           Celebrate Jesus in HIS place as heir of All things
 

 

2.           Give thanks that he remembered us in our low estate and made us co-heirs by HIS Blood
 

 

3.            Appreciate the inner witness of the Spirit who testifies deep within that you are an heir
 

 

4.            Pray that none of your loved ones is ever found to have fallen short of this honor

 

Hebrews 4:1
Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.

 

31 DAYS TO GO

HEADERISAAC AND REBECCA

A PORTRAIT OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH

1. THE WOMAN WAS TO BE STRICTLY FROM ABRAHAM’S FAMILY

Genesis 24:2-4
So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh, and I will make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; but you shall GO TO MY COUNTRY AND MY FAMILY,  and take a wife for my son Isaac.”

The Father has a bride in preparation for Jesus. This bride consists of all who are blood washed born again children of GOD.

Ephesians 5:31-32
“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—BUT I AM TALKING ABOUT CHRIST AND THE CHURCH.

MAKE SURE, YOU BELONG TO THIS FAMILY

Ephesians 3:14-15
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name.

2. WE ARE NEVER SUPPOSED TO GO BACK TO THE LIFE THAT  GOD TOOK US OUT OF

Genesis 24:5-6
The servant asked him, “What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land? Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?”
“MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT TAKE MY SON BACK THERE,”. Abraham said.

Abraham was called out of the Ur of the Chaldeans, a place of idolatry. That’s where moon worship originated from. In fact up till today, the religions of that area usually have the moon or a portion of it as their symbol of identity.

In Christ we have been called out of the darkness into HIS marvelous light.   Determine not to go back to old ways of unbelief and dissipation.

Hebrews 3:12Amp
[Therefore beware] brethren, take care, lest there be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to cleave to, trust in, and rely on Him], leading you to turn away and desert or stand aloof from the living God.

Hebrews 3:12NIV
See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.

3. ANGELIC HELP WAS EXPECTED

Genesis 24:7
“The Lord, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring I will give this land’—HE WILL SEND HIS ANGEL BEFORE YOU so that you can get a wife for my son from there.

Your life is not haphazard!  GOD planed your existence and seasons before you came.  And because of this, in the everyday acquisitions and transactions of life, angelic help can be solicited and expected.  With angelic help on your side,  every assignment will not fail to enjoy invisible invigorating assistance.  You will go further, faster and forcefully.
EXPECT GLORIOUS HELP.   

Psalms 46:5
God is within her, she will not fall, God will help her at break of day.

Your life is so well planed even your birth place, your continent and time in history, were carefully and lovingly chosen.  You neither came  too early nor late. You are the right person, at the right time in the right space for the right reason.  All that is known by GOD.

Acts 17:26-27
From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.

So, why would your supplies fail?  Why should you doubt the originator of the plan? Angels are on stand by – say the right things and aid will be set in motion

Hebrews 1:14
Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?

4. THE HUMAN WILL WAS TAKEN INTO SERIOUS CONSIDERATION

Man is a spirit, has a soul and lives in a body. Even though GOD knows what’s best for man, in this case, the woman in question would be the mother through whom the promised seed would be natured.   She would have a prominent place in the history of the human race in many ways.  Unbeknown to her as yet, nations would proceed through her that would impact the landscape of the world as we know it.   The nation of Israel would come through her and many of the other major role players that would be born.

Wealth would be at her disposal, her decisions and interventions would sway the direction of the Blessing, as it did with Jacob and Esau.

All this unknown to her yet, she would be inspired by GOD to act well and be positioned for that decisive moment when the camels would need a drink.  And although she ticked all the right boxes, there was still the BIG QUESTION;   would she be willing?   Willing to go with people she did not know that well.   To marry a man she had not met yet!   All she had were good words and good gifts.

Abraham had made provision for this, just in case the woman was unwilling:

Genesis 24:8a
If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine.

Rebecca’s family did not fail to pop this question either!

Genesis 24:57-58
Then they said, “Let’s call the young woman and ask her about it.” So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?”
“I will go,” she said.

Great seasons of Blessing await every believer in Christ.  But it will take a willingness.   No one is kidnapped to heaven. None cajoled to Peace.

Isaiah 1:19
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;

While people have been broken many times through all sorts of rough rides over their will, willingness is a decision of the free will and it is dear to GOD.
how the power of righteousness vs the forces of wickedness operate around human beings is more evident here.
Heaven intervenes while darkness interferes.   GOD knocks and waits for a willing response from within. satan rides rough shod over people’s lives whenever he can.
The Spirit of GOD leads, the evil spirits drive and push people do evil.

The key to being led than pushed is to surrender wholly to GOD and HIS Will.  GOOD WILL NOT FAIL TO COME YOUR WAY.

Psalms 84:11
For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! NO GOOD THING WILL HE WITHHOLD from those who walk uprightly.

32 DAYS TO GO

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IT IS A GLORIOUS FACT:  HE CAME

LET US CONNECT WITH THE PURPOSE OF HIS COMING

1.   HE CAME TO PROCLAIM PEACE

Ephesians 2:17

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.

2.   HE CAME AS HIGH PRIEST OF GOOD THINGS

Hebrews 9:11-12
But when Christ came as high priest of the good things that are now already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not made with human hands, that is to say, is not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus OBTAINING ETERNAL REDEMPTION.

3.   HE CAME TO BE THE SACRIFICIAL LAMB – THE COVENANT SACRIFICE

Hebrews 10:5
Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;

 4.   HE CAME TO PLEASE THE FATHER

2 Peter 1:17
He received honor and glory from God the Father when the voice came to him from the Majestic Glory, saying, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

5.   HE CAME TO RESCUE THE PERISHING

Luke 19:10
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

6.   HE CAME TO IMPART HIGH QUALITY LIFE

John 10:10B
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

John 10:10B
I came that they may HAVE and ENJOY life, and have it in abundance (to the full, TILL IT OVERFLOWS).

7.   HE CAME TO HARVEST WHAT RIGHTFULLY BELONGS TO THE FATHER.

Mark 12:1-7
AND [Jesus] started to speak to them in parables [with comparisons and illustrations]. A man PLANTED A VINE YARD and put a hedge around it and dug a pit for the wine-press and built a tower and let it out [for rent] to vine-dressers and went into another country. WHEN SEASON CAME,  he sent a bond servant to the tenants to collect from them some of the fruit of the vineyard.  But they took him and beat him and sent him away without anything. Again he sent to them another bond servant, and they stoned him and wounded him in the head and treated him shamefully [sending him away with insults]. And he sent another, and that one they killed; then many others—some they beat, and some they put to death.  He had still one left [to send], a BELOVED SON; last of all he sent him to them, SAYING, THEY WILL RESPECT MY SON. But those tenants said to one another, Here is the heir; come on, let us put him to death, and [then] the inheritance will be ours.

JESUS – OUR HIGH PRIEST IN THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK – DAY 35

JESUS - OUR HIGH PRIEST IN THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK

JESUS – OUR HIGH PRIEST IN THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK

Father Abraham meets with an interesting figure in his return from rescuing Lot.  He sure had prayed and made some serious promises to GOD on his way to the war zone.    In a fit that is nothing short of a miracle, Abraham rescues Lot and the kings of sodom, and in keeping with his pledge to GOD he refuses any compensation for his services, citing his resolve to avoid any tongues wagging that they were the reason for his prosperity.
JESUS – JESUS – JESUS – JESUS
JESUS – JESUS – JESUS – JESUS
Genesis 14:21-24
Now the king of Sodom said to Abram, “Give me the persons, and take the goods for yourself.” But Abram said to the king of Sodom, “I have raised my hand to the Lord, God Most High, the Possessor of heaven and earth, that I will take nothing, from a thread to a sandal strap, and that I will not take anything that is yours, lest you should say, “I have made Abram rich’— except only what the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men who went with me: Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.”
It was after this riveting account of GOD riding on the confidence of HIS servant to bring victory that we are introduced to Melchizedek.   Unmistakably peculiar is his list of credentials.
JESUS – JESUS – JESUS – JESUS
JESUS – JESUS – JESUS – JESUS
Hebrews 7:1-4
This Melchizedek was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, the name Melchizedek means “king of righteousness”; then also, “king of Salem” means “king of peace.” Without father or mother, without genealogy, without beginning of days or end of life, resembling the Son of God, he remains a priest forever.
Just think how great he was: Even the patriarch Abraham gave him a tenth of the plunder!


Notable among these are:

That he had no beginning or ending of days,

He is king of Salem,

He is Priest of the Most High.

Jesus is our Melchizedek.  He has no beginning and no end.  He is our great High Priest standing before the Father to intercede for us. He is the Prince of Peace.


Prayer Focus:

  1. Give thanks for the love of GOD demonstrated to us in sending the LORD JESUS to die in our place.
  2. Give thanks that HE Ever lives to intercede for us.
  3. Give thanks that he lives and receives our tithes.
  4. Give thanks that your eyes are open by revelation to see and receive HIM.
  5. Pray that truth of HIS Priesthood and intercession for you should not fizzle out because of neglect and forgetfulness.