Who do you identify with in The Word?

There is a great list of individuals and story lines for a reason!

The five books of The Major Prophets (Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel) cover a significant time span and present a wide array of messages. Isaiah spoke to the nation of Judah about 150 years before their exile into Babylonia and called them to be faithful to God.

All in all there are about a dozen dreams in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament (of the dreams in the New Testament, five, in Matthew, pertain to divine guidance of the Holy Family; in Acts 2:17, Peter quotes Joel 3:1, and in Matthew 27:19, Pilate’s wife shares with her husband a frightening dream and tells him to spare Jesus). However, what exactly constitutes a dream may be hard to tell. The distinction between dream and vision is not always apparent.

Besides Jacob’s well-known dream of the ladder, we find the main elaboration on dreams in the book of Daniel, with Nebuchadnezzar’s two dreams, and particularly in Genesis, with Joseph’s dreams and interpretations.

The attitude towards dreams in the Bible is ambiguous. While Daniel and Joseph are celebrated dream interpreters, in other instances warnings are voiced against the deceit and falsehood of dreams. In Jeremiah, God ridicules and warns, “I have heard what the prophets said, who prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have…

The Bible is a narrative of His-story. The Teller never changes, just as we do not when or as we tell a story. Quick question, if you have ever told a story to family, friends, colleagues are you not aware of the ending from the start?

A tad complex; but, the story of Man was Known and told from the very beginning:

https://sites.pitt.edu/~dash/genesis01-03.html

To bring Man to the future that is Known and will be; God’s Word lived as Man to undergo every deceit, suffering and agony by being crucified that Man faces. Not as a royal, but as a carpenter before teaching what He was sent to Earth to do.

We review the early days of Christ… Interestingly, Jesus as an infant was taken to save His life to Egypt which essentially was a reverse of the nation of Israel. The Finding in the Temple, also called Christ among the Doctors or the Disputation, was an episode in the early life of Jesus depicted in chapter 2 of the Gospel of Luke. It is the only event of the later childhood of Jesus mentioned in a gospel.

From Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan where John the Baptist baptized The LORD, though he stated that he was not worthy to remove Jesus’ sandals, yet everything that was meant to be was, Amen.

Everything occurs for a reason. Solomon, the son of David was granted wisdom greater than any Man’s wisdom because he asked The LORD to guide him as king of Israel:

The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon during the night in a dream, and God said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.”

Solomon answered, “You have shown great kindness to your servant, my father David, because he was faithful to you and righteous and upright in heart. You have continued this great kindness to him and have given him a son to sit on his throne this very day.

“Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties.  Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.” Then Solomon awoke—and he realized it had been a dream.

Dreams are an important part of many Biblical stories and passages. They offer insight and foresight into the favored decisions or actions that should be made. Many dreams include visions of divine symbols or the Lord, himself, sharing wisdom that changes the course of history. Conversely, some dreams present a clear example of what could go wrong if the way of God is abandoned.

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Remember this!

Why?

How are we sure? Jesus after 40 days and nights without food or water; was approached by something that approached Him asking Jesus to turn stone into bread:

The tempter came and said to Him, “If You are The Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”

Even if Satan was not visible at this point (we are usually moved by emotions. In this case, hunger and thirst; having the authority to do this – Jesus’ response was ““It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone,’” referring to the words in the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy: “Man doth not live by bread only, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of The Lord.”

The Word is The Word, Amen.

Then, perhaps appearing (not just thoughts in the heart); Jesus was taken to the highest point in the city, the pinnacle of the temple. When the devil saw how Jesus countered the first temptation with God’s Word, he decided to use Scripture too. After taking Jesus to the highest point of the temple in Jerusalem, he said;

If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, “He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone” (Matthew 4:6, with the devil referring to Psalm 91:11-12).

Jesus would not do it, but again turned to Deuteronomy, this time Deuteronomy 6:16. “It is also written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test’” (Matthew 4:7). Testing God is counterfeit faith. God may test us because He is God. He may require us to trust His faithfulness and obey. For us to test God is doubt, not trust; presumption, not obedience.

Here, it is very important to understand that Satan has been granted the authority to as he is perform supernatural events. Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.

https://www.wikihow.com/Receive-Power-from-God-(Christianity)

In the devil’s third and final temptation, he offered Christ all the kingdoms of the world in exchange for one momentary compromise of values. Christ denied this temptation, and in so doing, He set an example for Christians of all ages thereafter to follow. Once again and tying the first two temptations together; the third and final temptation for that ‘period’ after which Satan departed and Heavenly angels came to minister to Jesus.

Throughout His temptation in Luke 4:1-13, Jesus maintained His integrity by holding firm against all Satan threw at Him. Because He was tempted as we are, He is able to understand what we face. He is also a powerful example of how to overcome the temptations and testing that comes our way.

1 John 5:11 “This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is found in his Son.”

2. 1 John 5:10 “(The one who believes in the Son of God has this testimony within him. The one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony God has given about His Son.)”

3. 1 John 5:9 “If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.”

4. 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 “Now I make known to you, brothers and sisters, the gospel which I preached to you, which you also received, in which you also stand, 2 by which you also are saved, if you hold firmly to the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 3 For I handed down to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”

5. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

6. Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

7. Titus 3:5 “He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.”

We have so much to learn and live.

Father LORD, I come before Your Throne of grace and lay prostrate before Your Essence. Save me LORD, Create in my a new heart and renew a right spirit within me. Your will be done in my life. Father, wash me with The blood of Jesus that was shed for me. Hallelujah for sending Your Spirit to dwell in and with me. At times, I do not have the words to pray and express my needs, wants and desires. LORD keep me on Your path for me and be glorified through and in me. Father, in my life Your will be done, Amen. Jesus has been placed above all, in The name of Jesus I bind every contrary spirit to Your will in my life casting them out, Amen. I was Created by Your Essence for a reason. Use me LORD, Amen.

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To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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