“Lie also on your left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it. According to the number of the days that you lie on it, you shall bear their iniquity. For I have laid on you the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days; so you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when you have completed them, lie again on your right side; then you shall bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days. I have laid on you a day for each year.” Continue reading
So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven. Nehemiah 1:4 Continue reading
The period that David reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years he reigned in Hebron, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years. 1 Kings 2:11
Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years. 2 Chron 9:30 Continue reading
Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:8-12 Continue reading
The Southern Kingdom had been held captive for years. But God had a plan to return and restore His people to His Promised Land.
Under the leadership of men like Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, and Zechariah the walls were restored, the Law was reinstated, and Temple began construction. Continue reading
Over three years had passed since his conversion to Christianity from Judaism. He had visited Arabia, Damascus, and finally the birthplace of the church – Jerusalem. Continue reading
Christian apologetics did not come easy for Paul. After his salvation and conversion he was now going to need to build up what he previously had been tearing down.
You will have to do the same. Continue reading
From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” Matt 4:17
The next step to reaching your fullest potential in Christ is to give the message. Continue reading
Temptation doesn’t end. It keeps on pursuing you, hunting you down, and trying to persuade you to fail.
For Jesus it did not end either.
Satan then moved to a different location – the Temple! Continue reading
I have been doing an email devo and recently quit sending it to someone. It took 5 days before she asked about it.
That got me to thinking about how long it would take anyone else.
So, I stopped!
On the first day two people asked about it but no one else asked the rest of the week.
Over the weekend at woman came up to me at church and asked, “Where is my daily devotion? Have I done something to offend you? I need my devotion everyday!”
I told her what I had been doing and I was waiting to see who would ask. She told me, “I’m not going to text or chat you! I’m going to ask you to your face!”
And so she did!
Do you recall the story of when Jesus was 12-years old and stayed behind in Jerusalem?
After the celebration was over, they started home to Nazareth, but Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents didn’t miss him at first, because they assumed he was among the other travelers. But when he didn’t show up that evening, they started looking for him among their relatives and friends. Luke 2:43-44
It took a day to miss the Messiah and another three to find him.
Though Jesus will never leave you or forsake you, there are times when you will drift away from Him.
Jesus will be missing from your life but only because of you.
How long does it take before you notice?