Luke 2:41-52 “And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried (stayed behind) behind in Jerusalem, and Joseph and Mary knew it not.” (Luke 2:43 – Key Verse) Context (Check it out first)
Fulfilled The Days: They had all abided by the law, the tradition and fulfilled this aspect of its requirements, in light of Passover. The Passover is the Jewish remembrance of slavery in Egypt and how the death angel passed over Hebrew’s shelter with the blood on the door posts. Here they (Mary and Joseph) momentarily, one whole day, the One in whom would apply His blood to the doorposts of their hearts. Then the death angel upon visiting would be attracted to death, but rather repelled because he’d discover the gift of God is eternal life. Read the rest of this entry »
Psalm 119:37, “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way”
David in Psalm 119 craved revival that over and over again he mentions it, and the verse that captured my heart was, vs. 37 which says “Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way”. The scripture we shared from Isaiah 40 cannot come handy until we are ready and that means turning our eyes from looking at worthless things.
Today we look at a man who prayed for revival in his land. Ezra 9 tells of Ezra, one of the three key leaders who left Babylon for the reconstruction of Jerusalem. The three leaders were Zerubbabel (first to come to Jerusalem) followed by Nehemiah and then Ezra. Zerubbabel reconstructed the temple, Nehemiah built the walls, and Ezra restored teaching and worship. Read the rest of this entry »
Luke 5:17, “Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them”
No prayer requests hits my mailbox like the request for physical healing. The prevalent one is healing over cancer. How many are running to faith healers hoping for a healing touch if they have the right faith. While I would discredit many of the so called faith healers, I am a firm believer of physical healing. Read the rest of this entry »