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God’s Protection and God Alone our Refuge! Week 8 of 52 Weeks.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Week 8 of 52 Weeks of Devotionals by Shelia~s Notes as we are studying Jesus through the entire Bible~Genesis to Revelation
This weeks devotional will be looking at Some Psalm passages and how they tie into New Testament passages about Jesus.
The Reign of the LORD’s Anointed ~The Son of God
Psalm 2:7 “I will surely tell of the decree of the LORD: He said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You. Acts 13:33 That God has fulfilled this promise to our children in that He raised up Jesus, as it is also written in the second Psalm, ‘YOU ARE MY SON; TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU.’ God predicted the coming of His Son way back in Psalm 2:7. The writer of Acts tells of the fulfilled promise about Jesus.
Jesus the Messiah would be despised and crucified and hated without cause:
Luke 23:13-22(please read) Pilate Seeks Jesus’ Release: But the anger crowd wanted Jesus killed.
Verse 22 And he said to them the third time, “Why, what evil has this man done? I have found in Him no guilt demanding death; therefore I will punish Him and release Him”
Verse 23 But they were insistent, with loud voices asking that He be crucified. And their voices began to prevail.
Matthew 27: 35 When they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots. Verse 46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI? that is, ‘MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?” also found in Psalm 22:1
This is not the end of the story: Jesus died for the world’s sins (John 3:16-17) but He also was raised and He lives.
Acts 13:30-38(please read) But God raised Him from the dead; and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people. And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers, that God has fulfilled this promise to our children in that He raised up Jesus. But He whom God raised did not undergo decay. Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through Him forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
Jesus the Messiah would be Lord at the Right Hand of God:
Psalm 110:4 -5 The LORD has sworn and will not change His mind, “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. The Lord is at Your right hand;
Then in 1 Peter 3:21:22 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you—-not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him.
Psalm 61:1-2 Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 62:1-8 My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
My soul, waits in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold, I shall not be greatly shaken.
On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.
Lots to think about this week. Be sure to open your Bible and read all the passages and see if you can find other passages that go along with these. Thanks for stopping in and reading this. Please leave a commit. Would love to hear from you.
Have a blessed day. It is icy here in May Town as I type this. Stay safe and warm
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Paul is the writer of this passage. Paul had his eyes closed for three days so he might see with his heart. It took a face to face meeting with Jesus to truly open his eyes.
Acts 26:14-15 And falling on the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?” And he said, Who are you Lord? And He said, “I am Jesus whom you are persecuting,” Jesus told Saul to get up and go to Damascus. Saul got up, his eyes were open but he could not see. He went three days without sight.
How many days have we gone without sight? Our eyes are open but we do not see God~Jesus. We go through the motions but we are not doing what God wants us to do. Paul was preaching and persecuting Christians in good faith. He believed he was doing God’s will. How many things are we doing that we believe is God’s will~~~but it turns out not to be?
How many times does Jesus come before us and we do not see Him but our eyes are wide open?
1 Timothy 1:15 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief. Are we just like Paul? Are we ignorant and unbelieving.
Jesus wants to rescue us just like He did Paul. Will we let Him open our eyes and heart? Acts 26:17-18 Jesus tells Paul why He rescued him, so he can go to the Jews and Gentiles, ‘to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion“ of satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.’
Jesus has already paid the price for our hostage ransom. He died for our sins and He wants us to live for Him.
First: You shall love the Lord your God with all your soul and with all your mind, and with all your strength.
Second: John 15:10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His Love.
Third: Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
It is a free gift but we have to choose to accept it. The only way to get into Jesus Christ is to do what He tells us to do.
Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, Repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Do you see that there is a condition on this. If we are baptized then we will have forgiveness of sins and receive the gift….
I found at least 44 scriptures that mention baptism. Don’t you agree that baptism is critical? That is 44 scriptures that are life or death statements.
Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. We have to be baptized into Christ to get into Him.
1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greek….
This may be the biggest step we have to take to have our eyes opened. There are many false teaching out there that contradict the word of God. My challenge is to seek the Word of God to see what He wants us to do. NOT the world’s view of what God wants, NOT man’s view of what God wants. I challenge you to look up all the scripture on Baptism-Baptized and do your own study. PM me is you have questions and I will be happy to study with you.
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It May Seem Like We Have Failed but God Has Not.
Anyone ever feel like you do not always understand why things do not work out the way you planned? I wish God would speak directly to us today to tell us exactly what He wants us to do. I wish He would say yes this is what I want you to do, or no don’t do that. Do you think we would really listen to Him or just argue with Him and tell Him what we want? Maybe I do not know what I am wishing for. There might be stricter consequences if He did that. We know He speaks directly to us through His Word and that is good enough because that is His plan.
I may fail God but He will never fail me. God will not fail us or forsake us. Hebrews 13:5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU.
Joseph’s brothers did evil to him but God used it for His glory and good. Genesis 50: 19 But Joseph said to them, Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring this present result, to preserve many people alive.
But sometimes I am a little confused on exactly what He wants me to do at a particular time in my life. I feel like the Israelites wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, not knowing what is going to happen next. I feel like Moses when he did not get to cross the Jordon into the promise land. God spoke through Moses for 40 years. Then in the end when he could not enter the promise land but he showed great faith when he spoke to the Israelites. I cannot imagine how broken hearted Moses was but I can empathize with him. This seems more real to me than ever now. BUT Moses kept his faith and he gave God the glory and credit. God was the one who crossed the Jordon ahead of them. Not Moses. Deuteronomy 31: 3 It is the Lord your God who will cross ahead of you; …. Moses tells them in Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you.
What seems like failure to us may very well be glory and success for God. We do not know God’s ways and that’s the way He planned it. He has revealed everything we need to know to us. Romans 11:33-36 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For Who HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR? Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN? For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
God does not need us at all. Acts 17: 24 The God who made the world and all the things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each of us; for in Him we live and move and exist, …For we also are His children.
He does not need us, YET, He desires us. James 4:5 Or do you think that the Scripture speaks to no purpose: “He jealously desires the Spirit which He has made to dwell in us”? 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded. 10 Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord and He will exalt you. He desires us to be in His presence so much that.
He gave His Only Son for our sacrifice. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 1 Corinthians 12: 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit. One thing I do know for sure: The greatest commandment is found in Deuteronomy 6: 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Matthew 22: 36-37 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law? And He said to him, YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it. YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.
Without faith, we would be so lost we would die. We would not know which way to turn. We truly stepped out on faith when we moved to Zambia and we continue to live our life on faith in God and all He says in His word is true. We do not fully understand what has happened or why and we may never know in this lifetime. But we believe Romans 8:28 is true and God will cause this all to work for His good and His glory. Romans 8:35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ: Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril or sword?
My charge to you is to keep the faith and keep on keeping on.
Romans 8: 37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 1 Peter 4:11 Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
We have been afforded the opportunity of a lifetime to live in Chipata Zambia for six months. However, our greatest opportunity is to serve God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength where ever we are.
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