Saturday, February 28, 2009

Babylon's music begins to play

Daniel Chapter 3
If you are even somewhat aware, then you can sense a major change in the spiritual climate of our nation. The Babylon of Daniel's time was tolerant of every religion and custom. When the King forced everyone to bow to the image, then the real test began. When the music was played, the three Jews must have stood out when a sea of 300,000 knelt down.
My question to the American Church:
Do we hear the music begining to be played?
Will we stand or will we bow when-
the strong men come for us?
the furnace is heated up?
they bind our arms?
they throw us in the fire?

I believe there are those who will not bow, no matter how few, and stand and say, "But even if He does not rescue us, we want you to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up".
What I learn about God from my own son
1. Trust
2. Help with things I don't know how to do
3. He wants me to succeed
4. There is a time to tear down and build up
5. Most of the time I can still understand what He wants without verbal communication
6. He dresses me and takes me places I don't necessarily want to go
7. He trains my hands for battle
8. He knows the best path for me to take, but won't force His will on me
9. Safety in time of disturbance
10. Daddy can fix anything!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Why Bless the Jews?

The Jews are the people of Israel. They were made the Jewish nation. God’s glory belongs to them. So do the covenants. They received the Law. They were taught to worship in the temple. They were given the promises. The founders of our nation belong to them. (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob). Christ comes from their linage.
In the book, ”Promised Land”, Derek Prince devotes an entire chapter on how we as Christians should respond to the Jews. We are to praise, proclaim, comfort and pray. How is this done?
Genesis 12 is where we see the promise of blessing upon the people of God. God speaks to Abram and tells him from his loins will come a great nation (the Jews) and great prosperity and the ability to do well to others. This is stated throughout the Bible.
“I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you and all the nations shall be blessed through you.”
Genesis 12:3
Deuteronomy 14:2
“You only have I chosen among the families of the earth.”
Amos 3:2
“... But from the stand point of election, God’s choice, they are beloved
for the sake of the fathers; for the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.”
Romans 11:28-29

Messiah's Heart for His people

Messiah’s Heart
“ O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you would not let me...”