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Sunny Nwafor: O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord. (Psalm 117:1, 2 KJV)
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. (Psalms 34:17, 22 KJV)
The lord is GOOD!!!
BORN IN BETHLEHEM
Micah 5:2 (710 BC): But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he
come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been
from of old, from everlasting.
1 . At the time of Micah in the 8th
Century BC, the settlement of Bethlehem was small.
2.It was one of a number of Bethlehems
in the area conquered by the Jews.
Bethlehem of Judea had to be distinguished from Bethlehem of Zebulun
mentioned in Joshua 19:15,16 .
3. That the prophecy related to the
Messiah is clear from the statement that this future ruler of Israel who had
been promised under the Davidic covenant in 2 Samuel 7:16 was one whose goings
forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
4. The person referred to therefore had
Matthew2:5,6 (6BC): And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of
Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art
not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor,
that shall rule my people Israel.
1. The arrival of Gentiles, the Magi
from Babylon, caused Herod to enquire of the priests of Israel where the
Messiah would be born.
2.They referred to Micah 5:2 and pointed to Bethlehem, the town to which Joseph and
Mary had traveled to be assessed under the census of Caesar Augustus (Luke 2:1) .
3.It is of interest that Joseph and
Mary were domiciled in Nazareth in Galilee (Luke
2:4) yet they stayed in Bethlehem for almost two years before fleeing to
Egypt to allow the Magi to confirm the direct fulfillment of Micah 5:2 .
4.Bethlehem means "house of
bread". Thus the bread of life (John 6:35) was born in Bethlehem.
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shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover
the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee,
and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3
And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of
thy rising. 4 Lift up thine eyes round
about, and see: all they gather themselves together, they come to thee: thy
sons shall come from far, and thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. 5 Then
thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged;
because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of
the Gentiles shall come unto thee. 6 The
multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all
they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense; and they shall
shew forth the praises of the LORD.
1 .Like many of the prophecies in the
scriptures, this prophecy has two fulfillments: one concerning the first
advent as portrayed by the Magi, the other after the second advent at the end
of the Millennium.
2. Given in the reign of Hezekiah, this
prophecy must have given comfort to the kingdom of Judah seeing that Israel or
Samaria had been conquered and dispersed by Assyria only a few years previously
and the Assyrian threat to Judah was ever present.
BC): 1 Now
when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from
the east to Jerusalem, 11 And when they were come into the house, they
saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and
when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and
frankincense and myrrh.
The wise men, the Magi, were Gentiles
who came to worship Jesus Christ the King. The gifts brought by the Magi
portrayed different facets of the humanity of Christ:
(a) Gold - showing Jesus Christ the
(b) Frankincense - Jesus Christ the
(c) Myrrh - Jesus Christ the Saviour.
It should be noted that the wise men
came into the house and not the stable.
The young child was about eighteen months old, as the Greek word for
young child, PAIDION, is used rather
than that for a baby, BREPHOS.
of millennium): And
the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the
glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. 24 And the nations of them which are saved shall
walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and
honour into it. 25 And the gates of it
shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. 26 And they shall bring the glory and honour of
the nations into it.
The second fulfillment shows the New
Jerusalem with kings and Gentiles coming to bring honour to the Lord of
all. They walk in his light and bring
their glory and honour to him.
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I have read the Bible over and over again and I have noticed the number Seven (7) is very biblical, few examples:-
Matthew 15:34 - Jesus make a miracle with “Seven," loaves and a few small fish.
Matthew 18:22 - Jesus answered, “I tell you, not "seven" times, but seventy-"seven" times.
Genesis 2:2 - On the "seventh" day God had finished his work of creation.
Joshua 6:4 - God asked Israelites on the “seventh” day, march around the city “seven” times,
Genesis 7:11 - As God told Noah on the "seventeenth" day of the second month--all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened.
Genesis 29:18 - Jacob loved Rachel so he serve Laban for "seven" years
Exodus 35:2 – The “seventh” day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD
2 Kings 11:21 - Joash was "seven" years old when he became king.
2 Kings 5:10 - Naaman was asked by Elisha to go and wash “seven” times in the Jordan.
1 Chronicles 15:26 - The Levites offered "seven" bullocks and "seven" rams to God.
Revelation 1:20 - God revealed to John the mystery of the "seven" golden candlesticks and the "seven" stars which represent the "seven" churches…..
THEREFORE IN THIS 7TH MONTH (JULY) BASE ON THE POWER JESUS INVESTED IN US “Matthew 28:18 – 19” I SPEAK LIFE INTO EVERY DEAD CIRCUMSTANCE, THE WEAK WILL BE POWERFUL, SORROWS WILL TURN INTO JOY, THE OUTCAST WILL BE WANTED, THE BARREN WOMEN WILL SING SOME OF SARAH’S SONG, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE HORNED, THE EXAMS YOU WROTE WILL BE A SUCCESS, THAT SICKNESS DISTURBING YOUR FAMILY WILL LEAVE FOR GOOD……THIS IS THE TIME! SUBMIT ALL YOUR PROBLEMS AND WANTS TO THE LORD IN PRAYERS AND WAIT FOR THE MIRACLE! Our living God have spoken through me… Praise the LORD!!!!! You Shall Receive Only If You Believe. "FAITH"...... Shalom! Shalom!! Shalom!!!
i just love Jesus cos he understands better any one on earth can. He's been there and has seen it all but instead of the usual conceit that comes when we, as humans see others we are better than, my loving Jesus stills understands our weakness and helps us to be better than we can ever be
not worrying on my travel now going to Tarlac cause God is always there
for me for sure.!, He guide me anywhere I go :) Godbless., Michael Palencia i have many more I share to you.!, Godbless., please pray me for my trip.,
This year 2014 is a year of blessing to us all, we are winners, we will eat and eat , no evil fashion against us shall prosper. The healing power of our Lord Jesus will be upon all who are sick, in Jesus name. God will put all the evil forces that rise against us to shame and His mighty hand shall be upon us, our family and work. God will open heaven to shower us great opportunities and give us a meaningful life,in Jesus name. Each second, minute and hour of our life will bring favour from the North, South, East and West for us, yeah anywhere we face or turn to,the enemy will run without stopping, so let's rejoice because we have a big God. Divine protection will be upon us,our families home and work, in Jesus mighty name i pray AMEN.
The Steps of a Good Man
By Dr. Dale A. Robbins
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand." (Psalms 37:23-24)