Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Days 147-148 ~ 2010

Originally posted in a forum in 2010 - this post may contain links which are no longer valid, if you find a non-working link, please let me know and I will attempt to find a replacement or make a correction as necessary.

*~*~*~* Reflecting upon all the names included in the Bible, some good and some not...which reminded me of a song I heard soon after my new birth - A Man You Would Write About by 4Him. I remember hearing this song, and though I am a woman, being moved to tears with the fervency and desire to be someone that Father would want to write about. I was told by some that my passion would wane and I would 'level' out, that my desire to proclaim HIS truth from the rooftops would be 'tempered'.

How sad...and I hope that I have not fulfilled those words, that instead my fervency and passion for proclaiming Jesus Christ and Him crucified, raised from the dead and returning for HIS bride have increased. That I am stirring up the Bride to proclaim and know Him more, daily. Here is the song if you would like to listen:

Days 147-148

Solomon dies - 1 Kings 11:41-31

Solomon's Descendents - 1 Chronicles 3:10-24

The Chronology of the Twelve Tribes - Summary of Tribes
- Tribe of Judah - General Genealogy - Judah and his lineage 1 Chronicles 4:1-23;
- Hezron to David - Ruth 4:19-22
- Hezron to David's Nephews - 1 Chronicles 22:9-17
- Hezron to Elishama - 1 Chronicles 2:21-41

*Descendants of Various Calebs - Son of Hezron, Brother of Jerahmeel - 1 Chronicles 2:18-20, 42-55
*Son of Jephunneh - 1 Chronicles 4:15

~Tribe of Levi - Descendants of Gershon - Children - Ex 3:17; Numbers 3:18; 1 Chronicles 6:17
~Lineage - 1 Chronicles 6:20-21; 23:7-11

- Descendants of Kohath - Children - Ex 6:18; Num 3:19; 1 Chronicles 6:2, 18; 23:12
- Lineage - Ex 6:21-24; 1 Chronicles 6:22-28; 23:18-20
- From Aaron On - 1 Chronicles 6:3-15; 6:50-53; Ezra 7:15

*Descendants of Merari - Children - Ex 6:19; Num 3:20; 1 Chronicles 6:19
*Lineage - 1 Chronicles 6:29; 23:21-23

~Ancestors of Songmasters - 1 Chronicles 6:31-48

Other Tribes
- Tribe of Reuben - Ex 6:14; 1 Chronicles 5:1-9
- Tribe of Gad - 1 Chronicles 6:11-17
- Tribe of Manasseh - East - 1 Chronicles 5:23-24 ~ West - 1 Chronicles 7:14-19
- Tribe of Simeon - Ex 6:15; 1 Chronicles 4:24-38
- Tribe of Issachar - 1 Chronicles 7:1-5
- Tribe of Naphtali - 1 Chronicles 7:13-29
- Tribe of Asher - 1 Chronicles 7:30-40
- Tribe of Benjamin - 1 Chronicles 7:6-12; 8:128

*Summary - 1 Chronicles 9:1

~*~*~*~ I am enjoying writing about what I am reading, it has made me diligent to pay more attention to what I am reading, to pull out and savor the passages of scripture. O' Lord, let the passion of Your people, to proclaim Your word be multiplied 100% daily. Increase Your laborers into Your harvest.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Days 145-146 ~ 2010

Originally posted in a forum in 2010 - this post may contain links which are no longer valid, if you find a non-working link, please let me know and I will attempt to find a replacement or make a correction as necessary.

Days 145-146

Adversaries Come
-Hadad - 1 Kings 11:14
-Rezon - 1 Kings 11:23-25
-Jeroboam - 1 Kings 11:26-40

Birth of Jehoiada - 2 Chronicles 24:15

The Unhappy Condition of a Backslider
-Introduction - Ecc 1:1-11
-Wisdom Also Is Vain - Ecc 1:12-18
-Emptiness in Pleasure - Ecc 2:1-3
-Vanity of Riches and Works - Ecc 2:4-11
-End of Wisdom and Folly - Ecc 2:12-26
-Weariness of Life - Ecc 3;1-22; Psalm 49

Review of All Things Under the Sun
-Oppressions and Inequities of Life - Ecc 4;1-16
-Riches and Poverty - Ecc 5:1-20
-Man's Inevitable End - Ecc 6:1-12
-Incurable Evil of Man - Ecc 7:129
-Mystery of Divine Providence - Ecc 8:1-17
-Worlds Wrong Standard of Value - Ecc 9:1-18
-Anarchy of the World - Ecc 10:1-20

*~*~*~*~I was pondering, again, how Solomon started well, then fell into sin and idolatry...and as I read the passages for today and reflected on "the unhappy condition of a backslider" and what Solomon had to say in Ecclesiastes I wonder if this was a time of reflection and repentance?

Recapping Solomon's life (all dates obviously BC :-)

1003 or 1015 - Born
986 - Marriage to Naamah
985 - Anointed King
985-945 - Reign
983 - Asks for Wisdom
982-962 - Builds Temple
982 or 983 - Execution of Shimei (remember him? He cursed David as he fled from Absalom.)
975-962 - Royal Palace Built
975-972 - Furnishings for the Temple
972 or 974 - Dedication of the Temple - Ark placed
962-945 - Solomon's Fame/Downfall
961 or 964 - Queen Sheba's Visit
954 - Adversaries
947 - Unhappy
945 - Death

I mentioned to a friend (again) how Solomon spoke 3000 proverbs (obviously I am fixated on this! lol) and she reminded me that the chapter and verse numbering in scripture is of men...that a proverb is usually a one line item...soooo, I added up all the verses in Proverbs - 887...still a far cry from 3000...but an interesting thought nonetheless.

I do not want to get to the end of my life and be remorseful of how I spent the time Father gave me on this side of glory...I want every day to be an adventure with and for HIM...realizing that there will be sin, sadness, recognition of my sin, repentance and replacing my sinful attitudes, behaviors, thoughts, etc. with HIS ways, thoughts and actions. That I am always a WIP (work in progress), that the sanctification process is ALWAYS ongoing...but never living in a state of regret...repentant and move on...but not a continual regret.

I fervently hope that when the close of my days comes...that I will be able to hear HIM say, well done thou good and faithful servant...that I will have poured out my life as an offering to Him, desiring in all that I say, do and think to give a proper estimate of who HE is to those whose lives HE has ordained that I touch.

What about you?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Same-sex mirage comes to New Zealand

So New Zealand has just become the 13th country in the world to legalize same-sex mirage. For those of you who think that I cannot spell the word marriage, I really can. In fact I just did it. No, the “mirage” thing is deliberate. For that is what New Zealand legislators have just introduced. It isn’t marriage. Call it what you like but it isn’t marriage. Go ahead, pretend that up is down and down is up if you like. Believe it to be true if you really want. It won’t make the slightest bit of difference to the direction of gravity. Go ahead and pretend that a union consisting of two wives or of two husbands is marriage if you want. Believe it to be true with all your heart if that’s what takes your fancy. It won’t make the teensy-weensiest bit of difference to what marriage actually is. And that’s because marriage is defined by God, and not by a group of silly postmodern power worshippers sitting in a parliament in New Zealand.
What New Zealand has introduced is same-sex mirage: from a distance it looks a little bit like marriage – two people, a ceremony, a ring and all that – but on closer inspection it turns out to be merely an illusion.
(Warning: the next paragraph contains heavy use of sarcasm)
What I don’t understand is why it is that after decades where the numbers of people getting married have steadily fallen, the numbers of divorces have reached epidemic proportions, cohabitation is the norm, and where young people have been taught to scorn marriage – a lifelong covenantal bond – as “just a piece of paper”, that suddenly everyone’s really really keen on marriage. I really really don’t understand how this amazing turnaround has happened.
You’d think that at least some of the younger generation might be able to smell something fishy going on here. “Why is it,” you’d think they might ask, “that after being told that marriage is outdated, pointless, stifling drudgery by the media and the state all my life – why is it that suddenly they all think it’s a really great idea?” Well just in case you are a young person who has been told all your life that marriage is outdated, pointless, stifling drudgery by the media and the state and you can’t quite understand how they’ve suddenly all become very keen supporters of marriage, here is the answer:
The state and the media have not suddenly become all enthusiastic about marriage. If they had done that, they would be campaigning for the repeal of all the easy divorce laws and for proper sanctions for those who commit adultery. But they’re not doing that, are they? Maybe there’s another reason then. Is it at all possible that they do still believe that marriage is outdated, pointless, stifling drudgery, and that they are just using the homosexual cause to bring about its demise?
“How can that be so?” you ask. “These people seem so genuine in their desire to see marriage extended to homosexuals. Surely that is evidence that they are trying to preserve marriage, not destroy it.”
Okay so here’s the deal. When I begin to see those who have campaigned for marriage rights to be granted to same-sex couples beginning the campaign against the ease of which the covenantal marriage union can now be dissolved, when I hear them speaking out against promiscuity and cohabitation, and when I read them condemning adultery in the way the 7th commandment does, then I’ll review things. Until that day, I’ll continue to have my doubts about their genuineness in all this folly, and I will continue to label these unions by the only appropriate name I can give to them: same-sex mirage.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Days 139-142 ~ 2010

Originally posted in a forum in 2010 - this post may contain links which are no longer valid, if you find a non-working link, please let me know and I will attempt to find a replacement or make a correction as necessary.

Days 139 - 142 - Proverbs Wisdom

Which makes me reflect on the 3000 proverbs that Solomon spoke...such a wise man...yet, he became sidetracked by women, wealth, etc. I wonder if the 3000 proverbs are not recorded due to his decline into idolatry? How diligent are we, Bride of Christ, to read the Word daily that we might not sin against HIM, to study to show ourselves approved, to copy down the Word of God...O' Lord, Your Bride, she sits thinking she is a queen...yet ensnared with the world and its trinkets...purge Your Bride Lord Jesus, cleanse us from our sinful, wanton ways, purge us as only You can do...give us a thirst and hunger for the complete and wholesome Word. Lord, help us, Your Bride, to NOT be conformed to this world, but to be renewed daily.

Virtue of Wisdom - Proverbs 1:20-33; 2:1-22

Trust the Wisdom of God - Proverbs 3:1-35

Benefits of Wisdom - Proverbs 4:1-27

Wisdom of Moral Restraint - Proverbs 5:1-23; 6:1-35; 7:1-27

Praise of Wisdom - Proverbs 8;1-36; 9:1-18

Other Proverbs of Solomon - Benefits of Righteousness - Proverbs 10:1-32; 11:1-30; 12:1-28; 13:1-25

Contrast Between Wise and Foolish - Proverbs 14:1-35

Wisdom, The Better Course - Proverbs 15:1-33

Better Way of Life Described - Proverbs 16:1-33

Good Conduct - Proverbs 17:1-28; 18:1-24

Personal Conduct - Proverbs 19:1-29; 20:1-30; 21:1-31

~*~*~*~ Thousand - divine completeness and glory of the Lord * three - resurrection, divine completeness and perfection *~*~*~*

Ex 32:28 - the tribe of Levi executed 3000 people...
Jos 7:4 - 3000 went against Ai...and fled before them....
Jdg 15:11 - 3000 men went up to Samson...
Jdg 16:27 - 3000 men and women in the house when Samson made sport...
1 Sa 13:2 - Saul chose 3000 men of Israel...
1 Sa 24:2 - Saul took 3000 men to pursue David...
1 Sa 25:2 - Nabal had 3000 sheep...
1 Sam 26:2 - Saul having 3000 men to seek David...
and finally
Act 2:41 - Then they that gladly received his word were baptized; and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

:-) There were numerous references to 3000...those are but a few...may Father richly bless you as you seek to know HIM more intimately day by day.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Days 137-138 ~ 2010

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Days 137-138

Solomon's Fame - Levy of forced labor - 1 Kings 9:20-23, 15; 2 Chronicles 8:7-10

Building of the cities - 1 Kings 9:16-19; 2 Chronicles 8:4-6

Offer Burnt Offerings - 1 Kings 9:25; 2 Chronicles 8:12-16

Solomon's prosperity includes ships and gold - 1 Kings 9:26-28; 1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chronicles 8:17-18; 2 Chronicles 9;21

Visit of the Queen of Sheba - 1 Kings 10:1-13; 2 Chronicles 9:1-12

Revenue and splendor - 1 Kings 10:14-25; 2 Chronicles 1:15; 2 Chronicles 9:13-24

Chariots, horsemen and traffic - 1 Kings 4:26; 1 Kings 10:26-29; 2 Chronicles 1:14-17; 2 Chronicles 9:25-28

Extent of the Kingdom - 1 Kings 4:21-26

Visitors from everywhere - 1 Kings 4:34

Wisest man on earth - 1 Kings 4:29-32; Psalm 88, 89

*~*~*~* Wiser than Ethan (permanent), Heman (faithful), Chalcol (sustenance) and Darda (pearl of knowledge) *~*~*~*

1 Kings 4:32 and he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five. ~ And we only got 31? Can you imagine what the others must have said...how cool would that be if they were written down and available.

Proverbs - Wisdom exalted - wisdom needed by young men - 1:1-19

*~*~*~* This passage below shows that Father knew Israel would ask for a king and what he was supposed to be doing...several of the key items were NOT to add wives and NOT to increase horses...oops I think I have those two items backwards...AND he was supposed to be writing a copy of the law and READ it daily that he might LEARN to fear the Lord. *~*~*~*

Deu 17:14-20 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me; Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother. But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way. Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold. And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.

So Bride of Christ...how well do we stack up to the requirements...obviously we are not multiplying horses or wives (or husbands), but are we 'copying' the Word? Reading and meditating on it daily? Can you imagine if saints actually wrote down the Word of God daily...how much would we remember and internalize. How much more intimate would we be with HIM. **sigh** O' that our hearts desire was for more intimacy with the one who loved and gave ALL for us.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Can the Traditional Family Survive Feminism?

Ending paragraph - resonates with truth.

"Not all women seek the passive, feminized male of feminist ideology. Some of us consider child-rearing the most rewarding activity of our lives, and we are happy to be dependent on a husband who enables us to stay home and enjoy all the delights of a domestic life. We seek a man who believes that there are real differences between men and women. We seek a man who does not expect his wife to be a clone of himself. We seek a man who does not think that the best he can do for a woman is to guarantee her unlimited access to abortion, to assure her the right to fight and die in combat, and to create for her a society that expects its children to be raised by someone other than their mother. When a critical mass of the kind of man we seek appears, feminism will begin to die, and the traditional family will cease to be in peril."

To read the entire article go here.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Day 132 ~ 2010

Originally posted in a forum in 2010 - this post may contain links which are no longer valid, if you find a non-working link, please let me know and I will attempt to find a replacement or make a correction as necessary.

Day 132

Building of the Temple (7 years = completeness, spiritual, perfection)

- Begins to build - 1 Kings 6:1, 37; 2 Chronicles 3:1-2

- God's promise to Solomon - 1 Kings 6:11-13

- Dimensions of the Temple - 1 Kings 6:2; 2 Chronicles 3:3

- Materials of the Temple - 1 Kings 6:7, 9; 2 Chronicles 3:5-7

- Porch (20 x 10 cubits - note singular) - 1 Kings 6:3; 2 Chronicles 3:4

- Windows - 1 Kings 6:4

- Stories - 1 Kings 6:5-10

- Most Holy Place - 1 Kings 6:16-22; 2 Chronicles 3:8-9

- Cherubim - 1 Kings 6:23-28; 2 Chronicles 3:10-13 - I never thought to ask this before this year...why did they not use the Cherubim that were in the Tabernacle? E-Sword...there were Cherubims (plural) placed at the garden of Eden...the Cherubim made for the Tabernacle did not list a size, while these passages state the wing of one cherub was 5 cubits (cubit = roughly 18 to 20 inches).

- Vail - 2 Chronicles 3:14

- Walls and floor - 1 Kings 6:15, 29-30 - the floor was overlaid in gold...I never saw this before either...reading through again and again is such a joy, new discoveries all the time. :-) Made me think of the street of gold (singular) in the new Jerusalem.

- Doors - 1 Kings 6:31-35

- Completion of the Temple building - 1 Kings 6:14; Psalm 127, 128; 1 Kings 6:38

Building of the Royal Palace (13 years = depravity and rebellion) - 1 Kings 7:1

- House of the forest of Lebanon - 1 Kings 7:2-5

- Porches (50 x 30 cubits - note plural) - 1 Kings 7:6-7

- House for the King and his wife (singular, for now) - 1 Kings 7:8

- Materials of the building - 1 Kings 7:9-11

- The great court - 1 Kings 7:12

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Day 131 ~ 2010

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Day 131

Reaction to David's death in Egypt - 1 Kings 11:21-22

His princes and officers - 1 Kings 4:1-28

Solomon builds (20 years)

- Preparations for building; decides to begin, league with Hiram - 1 Kings 5:1-12; 1 Kings 7:13; 2 Chronicles 2:1-16

- Taxes, laborers, and supplies - 1 Kings 5:13-18; 2 Chronicles 2:2; 2 Chronicles 2:17-18

- Execution of Shimei - 1 Kings 2:39-46 - ahhh...he was told not to leave Jerusalem and did and brought about his own death for disobedience.

- Instructions about God's ideal woman - Proverbs 31 - This Proverb always invokes the image of a perfect woman...but as I browsed through Matthew Poole's commentary it struck me that the first few verses are directed at the menfolk. Specifically:

1-5 - Lesson concerning chastity and temperance;

6- 7 - The proper use of wine;

8-9 - An exhortation to righteous judgment;

10 - A description of a virtuous wife;

11 - Her husband's confidence in her;

12-20 - Her work and careful provision for her household;

21-22 - Furniture and clothing;

23-29 - The properties and praise of a good wife;

30-31 - The vanity of beauty; the good are to be praised.

We are ever drawing closer to our God and desiring to give a proper estimate of who HE is in what we say, do and think...or at least we should be striving for that goal. We all fall short, and this is not a call to be perfect, but to grow in our sanctification.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Days 128-130 ~ 2010

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Days 128-130

David's overseers and officers - 1 Chronicles 27:25-34

David's instructions and prayer to the assembly convened - 1 Chronicles 28:1

Solomon to be made king - 1 Chronicles 23:1

David's address - 1 Chronicles 28:2-10

Psalm 145

To Solomon concerning building of temple - 1 Chronicles 28:11-21

Psalm 104

Psalm 124

Psalm 133

To the assembled people concerning contributions - 1 Chronicles 29:1-9

David's thanksgiving and prayer - 1 Chronicles 29:10-19

Psalm 72

The close of the proceedings - 1 Chronicles 29:20-22

David's last words - prophetic words - 2 Samuel 23:1-7

To Solomon - 1 Kings 2:1-9

Death of David - 1 Kings 2:10; 1 Chronicles 29:28-30

Unclassified Psalms of David: 37; 138

The reign of Solomon - 985-945 B.C. - Solomon's Good Beginning - 1 Kings 2:12; 1 Chronicles 29:23-25

God was with him - 2 Chronicles 1:1

Adonijah, Abiathar, Joab killed or removed - 1 Kings 2:1-38 - Those who did wickedly are dealth with, including Shimei (cursed David when he fled from Absalom) who was 'grounded' to Jerusalem. More on this later...

Brings Pharaoh's daughter to Jerusalem - 1 Kings 3:1

Psalm 45

His love of the Lord - 1 Kings 3:2-3

Sacrifice at Gibeon - 1 Kings 3:4; 1 Chronicles 1:2-6

Asks God for wisdom - 1 Kings 3:5-15; 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 - not riches or honor, nor the life of his enemies did he ask, but for wisdom in dealing with God's people. Discernment.

Returns to Jerusalem - 2 Chronicles 1:13

Example of wisdom - 1 Kings 3:16-28 - child custody issues? Not in King Solomon's kingdom. What a mother's love does, willing to give up her child to someone who was so wicked, all to preserve physical life.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Is God's Judgment Upon America?

All that follows I will preface with, “I believe.” I am not attempting to establish theology for anyone or to declare that anyone who does not agree with me is a heretic. I am merely sharing my beliefs, grounded on study and prayer, since my opinion has been solicited on this topic more than once.
Many Christians today bring every conversation back to, “Do you think these are the last days?”

This may be based on a personal reading of the Book of Revelation in the Bible. It could be based on the broadcast sermons and teachings of any number of professional End Times preachers who have built careers on pointing to an apocalypse around the corner.
The signs of the times are always easy to read they just aren’t so easy to interpret. Nero was the Antichrist as was Diocletian, King James II, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. False Prophets have equally abounded from the Pope to Martin Luther, from Henry VIII to Rasputin to Jim Jones.

Read more here.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Day 127 ~ 2010

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Day 127

Singers - 1 Chronicles 25:1-31

Porters or doorkeepers - 1 Chronicles 26:1-19 ahhhh, this reminded me of a song, which is based on this passage of scripture:

Psa 84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

Here is the link for the song: 

Officers of the treasurers - 1 Chronicles 26:20-28

Officers and judges - 1 Chronicles 26:29-32

Captains of the army - 1 Chronicles 27:1-15

Chiefs of the 12 tribes - 1 Chronicles 27:16-22

Father bless Your people with a desire to spend time with You daily. Help us to love Your word and to boldly speak forth to those who are lost and perishing.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Days 125-126 ~ 2010

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Days 125 and 126

David buys threshing floor - 2 Samuel 24:18-25; 1 Chronicles 21:18-30

Psalm 30

Psalm 33

Psalm 131

David's final conflicts - strength is gone - 1 Kings 1:1-4

Adonijah's plot - 1 Kings 1:5-9

Nathan and Bathsheba counter plot - 1 Kings 1:10-37

Solomon anointed king - 1 Kings 1:38-40

Psalm 47

Adonijah's submission - 1 Kings 1:41-53

David prepares materials for temple - 1 Chronicles 22:1-5

David's instructions - charge to Solomon - 1 Chronicles 22:6-16

Charge to princes of Israel - 1 Chronicles 22:17-19

Responsibilities delegated - Levites - 1 Chronicles 23:2-6

Duties - 1 Chronicles 23:24-31

Orders of priests - 1 Chronicles 24:1-19

I especially enjoyed the counsel of Nathan to Bathsheba - not deceitful such as Joab gave to the woman who spoke to King David to bring Absalom back, but God honoring counsel, which lined up with the Words of the Lord.

Also, he was willing to back his counsel and come in and be the 2nd witness to David. Interestingly it appears David met with Bathsheba by herself, then Nathan by himself, then called Bathsheba back for a lone consolation, ending with David calling for Zadok, Nathan, and Benaiah.

Our we, as the Bridge able to give godly counsel of those that ask? Seek we to promote our Father's words to those who are hurting, confused or in need of direction. O' Lord, help Your bride to be washed daily in Your Word, ever seeking to desire the meat of the Word.

2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Days 123-124 ~ 2010

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Days 123 and 124

As I was pondering the past two days readings it crossed my mind that David is idealized...it is a rare occasion if someone does not know about David and Goliath. Giant vs the little guy...but David was so much more than that...a sinner and a saint, a survivor.

He battled far more giants than physical men, he battled his flesh, his desires, the reigning king, intrigue and deceit among his military leaders, his wife, his son for control of the kingdom.

Yet in and through it all do we truly appreciate how much like David we are? We may have one, if any major glorious battles, and lop off the head of our 'giant,' but for the most part we endure the daily grind of the world slapping at us, trying to tear us down and cause us to doubt the sovereignty of our God to deliver and defend us.

We are priests and kings of the Most High God...called to be set apart and holy, stumbling, fumbling, and falling at times, but NEVER failing...not because of who we are, but because of our Savior Christ Jesus. David could endure hideous afflictions, trials and tribulations because he knew who was really in control and that one day he would be with him for eternity.

Beloved of the Lord, do we keep our eyes on Jesus? The final outcome? Or do we allow the wind and waves of the hardness that life can sometimes be to cause our eyes to lose focus. Look up, for your redemption draweth nigh...be encouraged by your fellow saints and warriors whose lives are detailed in the pages of the Word of God for our example and encouragement.

Joab reproaches David for his grief - 2 Samuel 19:1-10

Psalm 122

David restored to the throne - returns to Jerusalem - 2 Samuel 19:11-15

Shiemi is pardoned by David - 2 Samuel 19:16-23

Psalm 92

David and Mephibosheth - 2 Samuel 19:24-30

David and Barzillai - 2 Samuel 19:31-40

Wars and famines - strife between Israel and Judah resumed - 2 Samuel 19:41-43 (second time there is division in the united kingdom)

Sheba's rebellion - 2 Samuel 20:1-3

Joab slays Amasa - 2 Samuel 20:4-12

Joab also orders Sheba slain - 2 Samuel 20:13-22

Officers of state at this time - 2 Samuel 20:-23-26

Famine and league with Gibeonites - 2 Samuel 21:1-14 (interestingly Michal, David's first wife who was childless, raised up someone else's children, only to have the Lord remove them, thus fulfilling the scripture which stated she was childless until her death.)

Psalm 29

Psalm 65

Last war with Philistines - 2 Samuel 21:15-22; 1 Chronicles 20:4-8

Psalm 36

David's last days - numbering the people which was sin - 2 Samuel 24:1-9; 1 Chronicles 21:1-6

Numbering hindered - 1 Chronicles 27:23-24

David's choice of punishment - 2 Samuel 24:10-14; 1 Chronicles 21:7-13

Pestilence - 2 Samuel 24:15-17

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Feminism is a Fraud

America is built on a foundation of principles that are everlasting: God and His righteous Laws, rights that are endowed to us by God, not by man, and a framework of government that is based on those two truths.

Through those foundations, a great nation was born. Every brick laid to raise this great land above the crumbling efforts of other government systems, was once mortared with a common understanding and agreement of the basic founding principles. This meant acknowledgement of the truth of Good vs Evil, and that the strength of a uniquely free society is found within the individual  hand-built walls of personal freedom and responsibility that are forged by strong families with unwavering commitment to God.

Since feminism was mottled together out of a deep disdain for God’s perfectly created order for men and women, it fueled the desire to rebel against the foundations of family. Therefore, the erosive movement was able to gain intense momentum as it was paired perfectly with a societal shift. Our nation became less concerned with foundations, more influenced by European Marxism, and sought out the Babylonian cry for feminism among women, and later brought along men, who all reject God.  Suddenly, the use of the once sacred mortar of our foundations of God, Constitution and iron-clad families of strength, were abandoned to pursue anti-godly endeavors and selfishly built altars of sin.

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Day 122 ~ 2010

Originally posted in a forum in 2010 - this post may contain links which are no longer valid, if you find a non-working link, please let me know and I will attempt to find a replacement or make a correction as necessary.


Day 122

What a place to break...right in the middle of David's heartfelt outpouring to God in the Psalms...

Psalm 27 - v8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.
v14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 69 - v5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

Psalm 120 - v2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

Psalm 121 - v7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

Battle of Mt. Ephraim - 2 Samuel 18:1-8

Slaying of Absalom by Joab - 2 Samuel 18:9-18 - this passage indicates that Absalom had no sons, but in 2 Samuel 14:27 it states he had 3 sons...did this mean that they died and therefore he had no offspring to carry his name forward? He decided to erect a pillar...not directed by God...and as he was not the chosen one to carry forth the lineage of our Savior he gets nothing.

News brought to David - 2 Samuel 18:19-33 - and David laments over his son, who behaved wickedly and caused the nation to pursue after the anointed king...while this was God's judgment, it still shows the wickedness of Absalom.

Psalm 10 - v6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

Father's plans will not be thwarted...we will reap what we sow, just as David did, but even in HIS correction there is still great mercy. Those who persecute the children of the King, never repenting of their evil, will be judged according to HIS justice. May we, as the Word tells us:

Luk 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Mat 5:43-48 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Days 120-121 ~ 2010

Originally posted in a forum in 2010 - this post may contain links which are no longer valid, if you find a non-working link, please let me know and I will attempt to find a replacement or make a correction as necessary.


Days 120 and 121 (YEAH we are a third of the way there!) Way to GO!

Ark goes to Jerusalem; David goes to mount - 2 Samuel 15:2930

Psalm 3 - v4 I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill.

Psalm 22 - v1 My God, my God, why hast thou forsake me? Why art thou so far from helping me and from the words of my roaring?

Psalm 14 - v1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Psalm 53 - v3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

David betrayed, Hushai consulted - 2 Samuel 15:31-37

Ziba, the deceptive servant - 2 Samuel 16:1-4

Shimei curses David - 2 Samuel 16:5-14

Absalom enters Jerusalem - 2 Samuel 16:15-23

Ahithophel and Hushai advise Absalom - 2 Samuel 17:1-24

Psalm 4 - v8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for though, Lord, only makest me to dwell in safety.

{Even in the midst of great trials, the Saint must say only You Lord make me to dwell in safety. In and of our selves, we can not utter these words, much less think these thoughts. Only by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, given to us at our new birth can we have the confidence in difficulties.}

David pursued to Gilead - 2 Samuel 17:25-26

Provisions for David at Mahanaim - 2 Samuel 17:27-29

Psalm 42 - v1 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Psalm 43 - v1 Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

Psalm 55 - v22 Cast they burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 71 - v12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

Psalm 28 - v6 Blessed be the Lord, because he hath heard the voice of my supplications.

Psalm 143 - v10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

Psalm 40 - v1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Psalm 70 - v1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.

...to be continued....