June 5, 2019
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV
23 It is the Lord God who fights on my behalf. It takes strength to keep the Word of the Lord BUT GOD graces me with the strength to do so. Because of this I can make it every time in Yeshua Messiah! It is so very important not to be unequally yoked with non-Believers! This is true is all aspects of our lives.
24 The Lord gave Esau and his descendants Seir (Edom) which WAS NOT LOCATED IN ISRAEL but next to it!
Barnes' Notes on the Bible
In Ezekiel 35-36 we see the devastation of Edom, and the
restoration of Israel. Edom was included among the nations against which Ezekiel prophesied Ezekiel 25:12-14. But its fuller doom was reserved for this place, because Edom was one of the surrounding nations that profited at first by Judah's fall, and because it helps by way of contrast to bring out in a marked way the better future designed for Israel. Edom is the God-hating, God-opposing power, ever distinguished for its bitter hatred against Israel; and so the ruin of Edom is the triumph of Israel in the power of God.
14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
I must be completely serving the Lord or I am truly not serving Him at all! I choose You, Lord God!
Again, my heart must be completely with the Lord or it is not with Him at all. Lord, You are the creator and thus the owner of my heart. This means I truly fear the Lord not just giving lip service. It is the Lord’s counsel that must rule my life. Thank You Lord that those who have gone astray will return to You.
“Say the Word and my servant will be healed.” As I say the Word of God, it is done as I say for it is the Word of God that NEVER returns void! True faith is believing the Lord at His Word, not waiting for the manifestation! My Lord is compassionate. He does the miraculous good in our lives even when we don’t ask but just because of His compassion. When people can be but choose not to be offended at the Lord, they receive blessing. True repentance brings favor with God. True repentance is proven by the action of the one who repented. Faith saves.
Meditate & Apply: I am graced to succeed! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! Thank You Lord that You hear the prayers on behalf of those who have gone astray! The compassion of the Lord is greater than the natural realm. Faith, faith, faith!
It is the Lordâs counsel that must rule my life, all of it! True repentance is proven by the action of the one who repented. So true. Many good nuggets in your sharing of the Word, I just picked out a couple that spoke to me today.
Interesting notes on Edom. "...and so the ruin of Edom is the triumph of Israel in the power of God." I need God's perspective on everything and not try to take the Word and make it fit into a different perspective other than God's.
Complete serving. Whole-heartedly set on God = this is God's desire for me, this should be MY desire as well. "True faith is believing the Lord at His Word, not waiting for the manifestation!" Thank You, Jesus, for all of these examples of faith! Amen!
Love it - True faith is believing the Lord at His Word, not waiting for the manifestation! So true, must know that I know that I know that it's true even without any manifestation and not doubt at all!