The Beginning and the Ending

John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before His throne; and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince …

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Day Twenty Four – Prophets and Kings

In the reading today - 1 Kings 15 - 2 Kings 6 - we begin the reading of a king of Judah by the name of Asa (1 Kings 15), and it is said of him, “Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father” (15:11).  We …

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Day Twenty One – The Rise and Fall of Kings and Commoners

The reading today was from 1 Samuel 30 thru 2 Samuel 11.  Quite interesting reading of wars, strife, the death of one king and his family; the rise of a new king, and his fall. We see battles where people are killed.  People of Israel are destroyed by foreign kings, and by their own people.  …

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O Inhabitant of the Earth

"From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, ‘My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! The treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.’ Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. And …

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When God Arose to Judgment

"In Judah is God known: His name is great in Israel.  In Salem also is His tabernacle, and His dwelling place in Zion.  There brake He the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah. Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.  The stouthearted are spoiled, …

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Standing With The King

"Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the LORD, and of his statutes to Israel. 'Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, …

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A King Mourns the Death of the King and His Dynasty

Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag; it came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his …

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Honour all Men. Love the Brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the King – 1 Peter 2:13-25

"Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye …

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Luke 10:21-24

"In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, 'I thank Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in Thy sight. All things are delivered to Me of My Father: …

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The Life of Two Kings

Today I want you to compare the life of two rebellious kings.  Jehoichin which Scripture tells us "...did evil in the sight of the LORD" and Zedekiah also "...did evil in the sight of the LORD" (2 Kings 24:9, 19). The following verses tell us more of Zedekiah, and chapter 52 of Jeremiah gives us …

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The Word of G0D Fulfilled

Reading in Ezra chapters 1 - 3 for today, the very first verse gives us the above title... "Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he …

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