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Be blessed. Because we ARE! Amen


For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Philippians 4:13-15

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Philippians 4:13-15

Beget? The ONLY begotten Son of God. NOW we are co-heirs, Amen.


Blessed be The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us:

/bəˈɡet/
verb

LITERARY

1. (Typically of a man, sometimes of a man and a woman) bring (a child) into existence by the process of reproduction.

“They hoped that the King might beget an heir by his new queen”

synonyms: father, sire, engender, generate, spawn, CREATE, give life to, bring into being, bring into the world, have;
procreate,reproduce, breed

“he married again and begat Alexander”

2. Give rise to; bring about.

“success begets further success”

synonyms:
Cause, give rise to, lead to, result in, bring about, create, produce, generate, engender, spawn, occasion, effect, bring to pass, bring on, precipitate, prompt, provoke, kindle, trigger, spark off, touch off, stir up, whip up, induce, inspire, promote, foster;

literary – enkindle

rare: effectuate

“we have to make people realize that violence begets more violence”

“Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”
John 3:4
(Read John 3:1-21)

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As we were in the beginning, through Christ so are we now unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye Love; in Whom, though now ye see Him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:3-9

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Who, What, Where is God?


If I start off by answering in knowledge that God is ALL, God is The Creator, The beginning and the end, God IS everywhere. I would merely be broaching on the surface! So, how do we approach The Beginning Who knows the end before it started. The ALL MIGHTY playWrite! Glory Hallelujah, the end of His-story is KNOWN from the beginning. We are ‘actors’ on the stage of life. Each with their part to play, are you read up? Ready? Willing? Whether or not you are, you have a part, be awesome at your role…

We worship by adoring God.

We don’t worship God because life is good. We worship God because He is good! —Darlene Zschech

We will start off by discussed what worship is and why we should worship God. It’s easy to worship God when we have ample blessings in our lives, and when He says yes to our prayers. We can and we should worship Him for those things! But, first and foremost, we worship Him for who He is

Did you know that God is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent? What do these big “omni” words actually mean? Well, omni is a Latin root that simply means “all.” And while none of these words are actually mentioned in Scripture, they do identify the truth about God that we gather from it. Let’s dive in a little deeper to each of these attributes of God.

Omnipresent. 

God is “all” present. He is everywhere, all the time, close to everyone and everything. He fills all of heaven and earth. Often as Christ followers, we might pray, “God, please be with me today.” While the petition of God’s presence shows our need for Him, this prayer is actually unnecessary. He is already here and there and elsewhere and all over the place, all the time. What our request should be instead is, “God, please make me aware of your presence.” 

Omniscient. 

God is “all” knowing. In regard to knowledge, there is no limit with God. He has it all, and He knows it all. Literally. There is not a second that goes by where God is not aware of everything. There is absolutely nothing that He should learn or have to think about. He is never caught off guard or surprised by anything, ever. He just knows. Mind blowing, isn’t it? And isn’t it comforting to know that God knows our needs before we even ask? 

Omnipotent. 

God is “all” powerful. All power belongs to God. He possesses it all. He can do anything and everything. He never gets winded, and He never grows weary. His strength is never zapped, and He never has to take a nap. We may see impossible things in front of us, but with God, all things are possible. 

It truly is phenomenal to even comprehend just a portion of who He is. That is where our worshiping Him for who He is should come easy. When we don’t understand something, just worship. 

Reflect

  • Read through Psalm 145, and declare it to your God as you do. 
  • Of the three “omni” words mentioned above, which one fascinates you the most? Spend some time thinking about that facet of who God is, and worship and thank Him for who He is.
  • Write down any revelation that God speaks to you through today’s Bible reading or devotional.

My God is an AWESOME God!!!


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The Creator, The First and always!

“Awesome.” A word that was so overused in the 90’s that it has lost its awesomeness.

The formal definition of awesome is: extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear.

So, a good pizza or an exciting TV show are really not that awesome. But God IS awesome. Anytime that someone in the Bible approached the presence of the Lord they were overwhelmed with a sense of awe. Can you think of a few stories in the Bible where people were awe-struck with God or with and angel? Find one. How did the individuals respond to being in the presence of God?

Here is another example to consider: Read some of Ezekiel 1. The call of the prophet Ezekiel lifted him to see the spiritual realm. Read a little of this amazing view of glorious heavenly figures. After Ezekiel witnesses the vision, here is how he responds:

Ezekiel 1:28
“This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell facedown, and I heard the voice of one speaking.”

Ezekiel’s response is typical to anyone who approaches the presence of God… his knees buckle and he does a face-plant! Why is this? Because God is AWESOME! His power brings us to our knees. His brilliance is blinding. His holiness is overwhelming. We become speechless. Worshipful. Completely submissive to the authority and might of God.

This is a really good place for us to be… on our knees aware of God’s infinite strength. This reminds us that HE is the star of the show… not us. He is working to bring about the fulfillment of His Kingdom. All things are created by Him and designed to serve Him… and we are participants in this great universal worship service that is going on right now.

The New Testament tells us that the prophets are not the only ones who can approach God. Everyone of us have been given the ability to come into the awesome presence of Lord through the blood of Christ.

Hebrews 12:22-24
“But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.”

When was the last time that you bowed to your knees in worship with a sense of awe in the presence of God? Try it now… really. Find a place where you can be alone. Fall to your knees. Raise your hands. Praise God for who He is. Take your focus off of yourself. Praise God.

You can praise Him in speech or in song as you think about his attributes (like Psalm 103).

Or you can sit in silence and turn your thoughts to Him.

Psalm 46:10
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

Today… right now… worship. Lift Your eyes to the mountains!

Beauty does not even begin to describe The Perfection of Perfection!!! Glory be!!!

One tiny clue is The Word of God created Lucifer. As a name for the devil, the more common meaning in English, “Lucifer” is the rendering of the Hebrew word הֵילֵל‎ (transliteration: hêylêl; pronunciation: hay-lale) in Isaiah (Isaiah 14:12) given in the King James Version of the Bible.

Lucifer became so impressed with his own beauty, intelligence, power, and position that he began to desire for himself the honor and glory that belonged to God alone. This pride represents the actual beginning of sin in the universe—preceding the fall of the human Adam by an indeterminate time.

The story of Lucifer’s fall is described in two key Old Testament chapters—Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14. Let’s briefly look at both of these.

It would seem from the context of Ezekiel 28 that the first ten verses of this chapter are dealing with a human leader. Then, starting in verse 11 and on through verse 19, Lucifer is the focus of discussion.

The Fall of Lucifer in the Bible

What is the rationale for the conclusion that these latter verses refer to the fall of Lucifer? Whereas the first ten verses in this chapter speak about the ruler of Tyre (who was condemned for claiming to be a god though he was just a man), the discussion moves to the king of Tyrestarting in verse 11. Many scholars believe that though there was a human “ruler” of Tyre, the real “king” of Tyrewas Satan, for it was he who was ultimately at work in this anti-God city and it was he who worked through the human ruler of the city.

Some have suggested that these verses may actually be dealing with a human king of Tyre who was empowered by Satan. Perhaps the historic king of Tyrewas a tool of Satan, possibly even indwelt by him. In describing this king, Ezekiel also gives us glimpses of the superhuman creature, Satan, who was using, if not indwelling, him.

Now, there are things that are true of this “king” that—at least ultimately—cannot be said to be true of human beings. For example, the king is portrayed as having a different nature from man (he is a cherub, verse 14); he had a different position from man (he was blameless and sinless, verse 15); he was in a different realm from man (the holy mount of God, verses 13,14); he received a different judgment from man (he was cast out of the mountain of God and thrown to the earth, verse 16); and the superlatives used to describe him don’t seem to fit that of a normal human being (“full of wisdom,” “perfect in beauty,” and having “the seal of perfection,” verse 12 NASB).

Who is Lucifer, Why did He Rebel?

Our text tells us that this king was a created being and left the creative hand of God in a perfect state (Ezekiel 28:12,15). And he remained perfect in his ways until iniquity was found in him (verse 15b). What was this iniquity? We read in verse 17, “Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor.” Lucifer apparently became so impressed with his own beauty, intelligence, power, and position that he began to desire for himself the honor and glory that belonged to God alone. The sin that corrupted Lucifer was self-generated pride.

Apparently, this represents the actual beginning of sin in the universe—preceding the fall of the human Adam by an indeterminate time. Sin originated in the free will of Lucifer in which—with full understanding of the issues involved—he chose to rebel against the Creator.

This mighty angelic being was rightfully judged by God: “I threw you to the earth” (Ezekiel 28:18). This doesn’t mean that Satan had no further access to heaven, for other Scripture verses clearly indicate that Satan maintained this access even after his fall (Job 1:6-12Zechariah 3:1,2). However, Ezekiel 28:18 indicates that Satan was absolutely and completely cast out of God’s heavenly government and his place of authority (Luke 10:18).

Isaiah 14:12-17 is another Old Testament passage that may refer to the fall of Lucifer. We must be frank in admitting that some Bible scholars see no reference whatsoever to Lucifer in this passage. It is argued that the being mentioned in this verse is referred to as a man (Isaiah 14:16); is compared with other kings on the earth (verse 18); and the words, “How you have fallen from heaven” (verse 12), is alleged to refer to a fall from great political heights.

There are other scholars who interpret this passage as referring only to the fall of Lucifer, with no reference whatsoever to a human king. The argument here is that the description of this being is beyond humanness and hence could not refer to a mere mortal man.

There is a third view that I think is preferable to the two views above. This view sees Isaiah 14:12-17 as having a dual reference. It may be that verses 4 through 11 deal with an actual king of Babylon. Then, in verses 12 through 17, we find a dual reference that includes not just the king of Babylon but a typological description of Lucifer as well.

If this passage contains a reference to the fall of Lucifer, then the pattern of this passage would seem to fit that of the Ezekiel 28 reference—that is, first a human leader is described, and then dual reference is made to a human leader and Satan.

It is significant that the language used to describe this being fits other passages in the Bible that speak about Satan. For example, the five “I wills” in Isaiah 14 indicate an element of pride, which was also evidenced in Ezekiel 28:17 (cf. 1 Timothy 3:6 which makes reference to Satan’s conceit).

As a result of this heinous sin against God, Lucifer was banished from living in heaven (Isaiah 14:12). He became corrupt, and his name changed from Lucifer (“morning star”) to Satan (“adversary”). His power became completely perverted (Isaiah 14:12,16,17). And his destiny, following the second coming of Christ, is to be bound in a pit during the 1000-year millennial kingdom over which Christ will rule (Revelation 20:3), and eventually will be thrown into the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41). 

Beyond perfection created in and with the seal of perfection an angel…

“ ‘You were the seal of perfection,

full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

You were in Eden,

the garden of God;

every precious stone adorned you:

carnelian, chrysolite and emerald,

topaz, onyx and jasper,

lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. b

Your settings and mountings c were made of gold;

on the day you were created they were prepared.

You were anointed as a guardian cherub,

for so I ordained you.

You were on the holy mount of God;

you walked among the fiery stones.

You were blameless in your ways

from the day you were created

till wickedness was found in you

Wow! My God is an AWESOME God, He Reigns from Heaven above with Wisdom, Power and Love – my God is a beyond AWESOME God!!!

A six pack? 😂

How does Essence have what Man has? We are made in His Image! Do we look alike? Twins – Yes! But, even then there are differences in ‘personality’ 🤔 Isn’t that what makes you who you are?

What is the same? Our true being! Aren’t we all “Human beings”? A man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance.

What is “spirit”?

  1. The nonphysical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.”we seek a harmony between body and spirit”synonyms:soul, psyche, inner self, inner being, essential being; pneuma; anima, ego, id;ka; atman”we seek a harmony between body and spirit”
  2. Those qualities regarded as forming the definitive or typical elements in the character of a person, nation, or group or in the thought and attitudes of a particular period.”the university is a symbol of the nation’s egalitarian spirit”synonyms:ethos, prevailing tendency, motivating force, animating principle, dominating characteristic, essence, quintessence;atmosphere, mood, feeling, temper,tenor, climate; attitudes, beliefs,principles, standards, ethics”the spirit of the nineteenth century”

So, in God’s Form we are made. Is God everlasting? We are at present time less than the Heavenly host, by God’s grace we shall be lifted up to ‘judge’ those we are currently far beneath.

Angels have certain things in common with humans as well as things that are different. 

Both Created Perfect

Both angels and humans were created perfect in the beginning. 

And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day (Genesis 1:31).

Not Created In God’s Image

Only humans, however, were created in the image of God. 

Then God said, “Let Us make humanity in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” And God created humanity in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them (Genesis 1:26,27).

The Entrance Of Sin

Though humanity and angels were created perfect, sin touched both of these rational personal beings. After Adam and Eve sinned, all the humans that were born afterward, with the exception of the Lord Jesus, were born with a sin nature. The Bible says. 

When Adam had lived one hundred thirty years, he became the father of a son in his likeness, according to his image, and named him Seth (Genesis 5:3).

The likeness of Adam was a sinful likeness. All humans who are born inherit that sin nature. The Bible says. 

since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23).

Some angels also sinned. However many did not. 

Humans Can Bear Children

Unlike humans, angels cannot bear children. They cannot, therefore have any type of family relationships. Jesus said. 

At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven (Matthew 22:30).

Humans Can Be Forgiven

Though all humans and some angels sinned, there is forgiveness only for humans. 

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:21).

The angels who sinned are awaiting the day of judgment. 

Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41).

Humans Share His Exalted Position

Believers are a new creation in Christ. Consequently we share His exalted position. 

and raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:6).

Conform To Image Of Christ

The final state of redeemed humans is far above angels – believers will be conformed to the image of Christ. 

For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family (Romans 8:29)


Humans Will Someday Judge Angels

The ones who have believed in Jesus will eventually judge angels. 

Do you not know that we are to judge angels – to say nothing of ordinary matters? (1 Corinthians 6:3).

Summary

Though there are some things that angels and humans have in common, there are many things that separate them. Humans have been made in the image of God. They are able to bear children and have family relationships. Though sin entered into both the angelic and human sphere, only the sin of humans can be forgiven. Christ came to die for the sins of humanity, not of angels. Those humans who have trusted Christ as their Savior will eventually judge angels. Because of these things, the humans who have believed in Jesus will have a superior position to the angels in the ages to come. 

Honeybee or fly mentality?


Jabez?


QUESTION: Who was Jabez?

ANSWER:

Who was Jabez? He is only mentioned 3 times in the Bible. The first is in 1 Chronicles 2:55 where Jabez is the name of a town: “And the clans of scribes who lived at Jabez…” This town in Judah was apparently located near Bethlehem.
Then Jabez is mentioned again in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10: “Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, ‘I gave birth to him in pain.’ Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.’ And God granted his request.”

The name Jabez means “he causes pain,” so we can assume that something about his birth was exceptionally more painful than the usual birth – either physically or emotionally. In Bible times, a name was very important. A name often defined a person’s future – what they would become. So perhaps Jabez’s mother was predicting her baby’s future.

It seems as if Jabez defied his hopeless name and dysfunctional beginning to become a man who believed fervently in the power of God. He prayed with urgency and vulnerability. He cried out to the Lord with boldness!

Jabez was honored because of his relationship with God. In fact, 1 Chronicles 4:9 says, “Jabez was more honorable than his brothers…” The record of the genealogy of Judah was interrupted to bring us these details about Jabez. His relationship with God must have been exceptionally noteworthy to cause the author of Chronicles to stop and elaborate on this one man’s life.

Who was Jabez? By putting ourselves in the place of the original readers, we can learn a lot from genealogies like the one in which Jabez is mentioned. “The writer of Chronicles used this list of names to show how God has chosen Israel for a prominent role in history. He wanted to encourage those who had just returned from exile and were struggling to rebuild their ruined nation. These names showed that God accomplished his purposes through their ancestors-before David, Moses or even Abraham. In fact, God’s plan began with Adam.”1 The genealogy showed that God’s purpose was still in effect! The nation of Israel was His chosen people and they had been given the promised land for a reason.

God had a purpose of Israel and He had a purpose for Jabez. This righteous man wanted God’s blessing to be fulfilled. What about you? Do you want God’s plan for your life? He has a distinct purpose for you. Why not pray that God will bless you indeed!

Reap in joy…


It is our declaration, IJN Amen


And…what will you do? Pray first!


You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.

–Proverbs 19:21

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Let us in ALL our ways commit everything to The LORD in prayer.

Pray without ceasing, The LORD will make your paths straight.

Father, where I faulted – cleanse me with The blood of Jesus, my filthy rags, in Your grace, they fall away Amen. Forgive me Father I pray in Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

LORD Heavenly Father, all glory to Your Name, Amen. Without You, I am nothing. My existence is Your Will, I was created for a purpose. LORD fulfill it, by Your Grace I shall. Father, to You be all grace, Amen. Your grace envelopes me, Hallelujah! My every day is Yours, use me LORD, touch me, fill me. I have a purpose LORD, You. Go before me, around me, surround me, fill me and by Your awesome grace cause me to spill over and whet those around with Your glory, I ask, beg and plead in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Amazingly on the mount Jesus was seen in discourse with the prophets Mosed and Elijah, Amen


Why is this important?

On the mount with no name, Jesus selected three disciples to ascend with Him and withess ALL they did, Amen.

Moses and Elijah
God has not chosen to reveal much to us about the circumstances of Moses’ death. There are three references in the Bible to the death and burial of Moses, and each of them contributes to the mystery surrounding the story of the great prophet. We know that he was 120 years old when he died, “yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone” (Deuteronomy 34:7). Despite his age, Moses was still in his prime when he was called home.
Because of Moses’ sin of disobedience at the waters of Meribah Kadesh (Numbers 20:12; Deuteronomy 32:51), Moses was not allowed to enter the Promised Land. He brought the people of Israel to the very edge of Canaan, and he was given a look into the land, but he was not allowed to go in himself. At the end of Moses’ life, God gave Moses a glimpse of the land he had left Egypt for. “Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab to the top of Pisgah. . . . There the LORD showed him the whole land” (Deuteronomy 34:1; cf. Numbers 27:12–13). Moses died there on the summit, “according to the word of the Lord.” God buried him secretly, and no one knows to this day where his grave is (Deuteronomy 34:5–6).
One mystery involves Moses’ grave. Scholars have suggested God buried Moses secretly and without a grave marker to prevent the grave from becoming a shrine or a place of worship. As the Israelites were prone to idolatry, this seems plausible. Others believe that there was no grave at all, and that Moses was translated in the manner of Enoch and Elijah. These scholars point to the appearance of Moses with Elijah on the Mount of the Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1–10). The problem with this latter view is that the Bible specifically says Moses “died” and “was buried” (Deuteronomy 34:7). If Moses were translated straight to heaven, there would be no death and burial. In any case, the circumstance of God personally burying someone and keeping the burial place secret is unique in all of Scripture.
Another mystery involves Jude 1:9, where we learn that, when Moses died, the archangel Michael contended with the devilover the body of Moses. This passing reference is not expounded on by Jude and has been a source of debate among biblical scholars. We are not told exactly when this angelic argument occurred, although it was likely at the time of Moses’ burial. We also don’t know why the devil and Michael would be arguing over the body. Perhaps Satan was opposed to the future resurrection of Moses, accusing him of the sin at Meribah and other sins. Perhaps Satan wanted to bury the body in a more accessible place and mark the spot to tempt the people to build a shrine. Whatever the reason for the dispute, Satan lost the battle.
In spite of the mysteries surrounding Moses’ death and burial, we know some things for certain. One is that God’s Word is true and His prophecies always come to pass. Another is that sin brings the discipline of God, and no one is exempt. Also, God doesn’t always explain the mysteries in His Word. But we have this truth: “Precious in the sight of the Lord / is the death of his faithful servants” (Psalm 116:15).
Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”

We look briefly at the account of the life of Elijah.

Elijah Fed by Ravens

Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.”

So Elijah did what The Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

Elijah and the Widow at Zarephath

Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Then The Word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.” So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?” As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece of bread.”

“As surely as The Lord your God lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”

God has a reason for everything!

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Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.’”

She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord spoken by Elijah.

Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. She said to Elijah, “What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?”

“Give me your son,” Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. Then he cried out to the Lord, “Lord my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?” Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord, “Lord my God, let this boy’s life return to him!”

The Lord heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive!”

Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I knowthat you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord from your mouth is the truth.”

We share this for good reason. God places people as He has commanded that they flourish.

God, we see ‘buried’ Moses. To have Moses burial site known is to have started a ‘new’ religion “Moses-cism”. Yet, where exactly he was laid is unknown to any man.

The argument between Micheal the archangel and Satan was based on this. Yet, we see that both Elijah and Moses appeared to Jesus was we was transcendent in glory and His true self was seen and shone through! Amen.

We may have missed the point “Jesus shone as the sun!” We in present day cannot gaze at the sun, Amen

https://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1-300/jesus-shone-like-the-sun-11629552.html

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Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!”

So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees.

Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.”

The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, “I didn’t see anything.”

Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.”

Then Elijah shouted, “Hurry to Ahab and tell him, ‘Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!’”

And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel. Then the Lordgave special strength to Elijah. He tucked his cloak into his belt and ran ahead of Ahab’s chariot all the way to the entrance of Jezreel.

Elijah Flees to Sinai

When Ahab got home, he told Jezebel everything Elijah had done, including the way he had killed all the prophets of Baal. So Jezebel sent this message to Elijah: “May the gods strike me and even kill me if by this time tomorrow I have not killed you just as you killed them.”

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.”

Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, “Get up and eat!” He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So he ate and drank and lay down again.

Then the angel of the Lord came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.”

So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God.

1 Kings 18:41-18:8

Wow! So much is shared here:
http://www.o-bible.com/BiblicalInformation/index.html#!FASTED-40-DAYS-AND-FORTY-NIGHTS

And we can stop and look at key events in the bible:

50 Major Events in the Bible Storyline

Rain fell for “forty days and forty nights” during the Flood (Genesis 7:4). Spies were sent by Moses to explore the land of Canaan (promised to the children of Israel) for “forty days” (Numbers 13:2, 25). The Hebrew people lived in the lands outside of the promised land for “forty years”.
This was considered a grave sin by God. Corresponding to the 40 days that the spies toured the land, God decreed that the Israeliteswould wander in the wilderness for 40 years as a result of their unwillingness to take the land.
This was considered a grave sin by God. Corresponding to the 40 days that the spies toured the land, God decreed that the Israeliteswould wander in the wilderness for 40 years as a result of their unwillingness to take the land.

We could go on. We serve a God that has expressed his will in ‘numbers’, more correctly described as ‘periods.’

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