Whose Money?

November 24 – Today’s Readings – Ezra 7-8 and Psalms 144

It was not only the Israelites’ offerings that provided the money to rebuild the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem,it was the ungodly kings and governors who provided it as well. God so moved on the hearts of governing officials that they sent successive leaders along with lots of money to get the job done. These kings even ordered the enemies of the Jews to provide for the rebuilding of the house of worship. How was this money obtained? These dictators and conquerors had looted and pillaged nation after nation. They had obtained this money in the most ungodly ways. They had made themselves rich by destroying others. Yet God took this “ungodly mammon” and used it for His purposes.Continue Reading

Lobby Groups

November 23 – Today’s Readings – Ezra 4-6 and Psalms 143
It’s so easy to get discouraged and quit work on the project God has set us to.The commandments from the King and from the Lord were clear enough and the people had made a great start with the foundations. However some “lobby group” began to [...]

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The Return

November 22 – Today’s Readings – Ezra 1-3 and Psalms 142
After Daniel served these four dictator “kings” faithfully for close to seventy years, God told Cyrus – (who ever said that God couldn’t work through ungodly politicians) – to send some of God’s people back to Jerusalem and its surrounding areas to rebuild the temple [...]

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Princes And Angels

November 21 – Today’s Readings – Daniel 10-12 and Psalms 141
Do you understand all that is written in these chapters? No? Then you are in good company.Chapter 12:8-9 reads; “I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, ‘My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?’ He replied, ‘Go your way, Daniel, [...]

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Beasts And Horns

November 20 – Today’s Readings – Daniel 7-9 and Psalms 140
Here, in the prophetic words of Chapters 7-8, are visions of “beasts” with various kinds of “horns” – (different sizes and designs).Here too are mind-pictures of oceans, cities, the heavens, loud boastful words spoken against God, angels and fallen angels, the “son of man”, persecutions [...]

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