while reading the book of 2nd Kings today, a thought crossed my mind how even the list day what the Lord says back in the Old Testament is still viable today. The two kingdoms (North and South Israel) had violated the Lord’s commandments uttered in the time of Moses. For this reason, the people would lose the prime country and be put in a substandard community. When the Lord gave Moses the commandments, it wasn’t an agreement that both sides needed to ratify, it was a one-sided agreement. By taking up residence in the land, the people signified and even agreed to the terms of the contract. In the USA today, people tend to think “this land belongs to us” but does it? The short answer is, “No it belongs to the Lord!”. For us to remain in the land, we must honor the Lord’s commands whether we like it or not. Just as the land doesn’t belong to us, neither do the children we are simply stewards and the children are not responsible for rearing them, we the parents are. So, I encourage you today to look in your backyard to be sure you are honoring the Lord’s commandments, or these children and this precious land will be taken from us by force.
Verses: Matthew 18:7-9, 2 Kings 17:1-23, Exodus 20
Famous Quote: “Not only should you embrace truth but you must love it because the truth will set you free. Most people don’t love truth because it confronts their sinful lifestyles yet they still expect God to bless them. When your lifestyle is not based on truth soon enough you’ll begin to compromise” – Billy Graham.
Please help me today to honor your commands whether I agree with them or not. You give us so much but when we turn away from you, you have no choice but to turn away from us. The world says “though much honor the government’s commandments” but you say “Honor the Lord your G-d and make no room for the Devil (Ephesians 4:27-32). When we return to you with all of our heart and restore the things we have stolen, you bless our lives in ways we would never expect. Please watch over my family and keep each one in your love. I pray that you will continue to shake the world and its elected leaders so that they may be silenced before you. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand whom they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land with rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
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