Jacob’s/ Israel’s eternal blessing

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In my previous post ” Jacob’s troubles , “all my days have been few and evil” I mentioned some of the great afflictions and troubles that Jacob lived through, HOWEVER – that wasn’t the end. You see, God had eternity planned for Jacob- and He has eternity planned for you. This life isn’t the end.  We are merely pilgrims passing through, this isn’t our home. Everything we see will one day disappear and all that is unseen will remain.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 8:11 that many will come from the east and west and sit down with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

What does this mean? It means Jacob, (also according to Matthew 22:32) – is living , for God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – He is God of the living, not the dead

These are great mysteries that we cannot see yet.

Consider the parable of Lazarus and the beggar, when they both died, Abraham was there and alive. He spoke and reasoned with Lazarus after they died. Also on the Mount of Transfiguration, Moses and Elijah both appeared to Jesus and the 3 disciples. Those who die on earth are not gone forever. They have completed this race, the walk we have on earth.

Many preachers will tell you that something is wrong with  you or your faith if you experience trials and troubles here and earth – and surely we reap what we sow, but if we study scriptures, we will discover that many great men and women suffered much for the kingdom of God. Remember , in all you are going through,  that we look up to God and keep our eyes and thoughts focused on our great hope that lies ahead. God has prepared a place for us, a place where there are no more tears, no more pain, not more death. Keep your eyes fixed on Him and His Son Jesus.

There is one more interesting thing I wanted to mention about Jacob’s life. I believe there are many mysteries wrapped up in the story of Jacob, renamed Israel. Could his story represent the people of Israel and the Son ?

Israel’s son (Joseph), the one who was to save him and the family, was gone from their sight. Israel didn’t believe. They couldn’t see him even though he was  there. When they finally found him in the end, their was joy, repentance (?),  and sorrow for what they had done. The son forgave them, restored them, embraced them and saved them.

This verse from Zechariah 12:10-13:1 comes into my mind as I think of Israel and his son: It is almost exactly the same:

 “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.  In that day there shall be a great mourning in Jerusalem, like the mourning at Hadad Rimmon in the plain of Megiddo. And the land shall mourn, every family by itself: the family of the house of David by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Nathan by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of the house of Levi by itself, and their wives by themselves; the family of Shimei by itself, and their wives by themselves;  all the families that remain, every family by itself, and their wives by themselves.In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for uncleanness

This verse in Zechariah tells us that there was one. like a son, who was hurt, pierced, like an only son- firstborn (like Joseph)….. their will be mourning (just like Joseph and his brothers) then there will be a great act of forgiveness to cleanse them from their wrongs.

Doesn’t that sound like Jesus, the son, and the Jewish people? We are told that many can’t see or understand this, they have a veil over them- but in Zechariah and Revelation, we learn that this same act that Joseph did for his brothers, will again be done for Israel’s sons.

 

I am poured out like water,
And all My bones are out of joint;
My heart is like wax;
It has melted within Me.
My strength is dried up like a potsherd,
And My tongue clings to My jaws;
You have brought Me to the dust of death.Ps 22:16

 

 

  • Luke 13:28 Psalm 20:1 The Assurance of God’s Saving Work ] [ To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. ] May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
  • Psalm 22:23 You who fear the Lord, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob, glorify Him, And fear Him, all you offspring of Israel!
  • Psalm 24:6 This is Jacob, the generation of those who seek Him, Who seek Your face. Selah
  • Psalm 135:4 For the Lord has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel for His special treasure.
  • Psalm 146:5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God,
  • Psalm 147:19 He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.

For more informationSalvation for the Jewish People, Valley of Dry Bones

Today’s lesson: 

1- Keep on keeping on looking ahead to the prize of eternal life that lies ahead, Praise God!  in Christ Jesus.

2-There is a great day ahead for Israel, in fact, it has already begun.

3- Jacob/Israel is the generation who seek Him. You are part of the family of Jacob- Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Truly an amazing blessing. You have all Spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus, Trust in Him. He is with you.

 

A Prayer for America

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Lord,

Thank you for your hand of protection over this great country and for making us a country that considers you the God we trust. Look down and see our Nation, many are hurting and we have become divided. May your peace and healing be upon us, once again bring us together as one great Nation under God.  Lord, I ask you for you to bring peace and hope to those angry, hurting, confused and protesting. Brings us peace and bring us together. May you put hope in their hearts.

Heal the hearts of Americans and fill us with great hope, knowing that you are in charge of all things. You raise up leaders and you take down leaders.  You have called us to be a nations of righteousness and justice

Fill our youth and young Americans with godly wisdom to know right and wrong. Guide President Elect Donald Trump along paths of righteousness and surround him with godly advisers.  Give him strength and godly wisdom  in all he does.

Bring back truth and your Word to our schools and the hearts of our children. Let our youth no longer be swayed and brainwashed by books and professors, but give them a mind of wisdom and truth. Raise up your laws in our land and raise up those who love you into positions of leadership so we can live lives that please you.

Bless our land , bless our country, bless our people and in return let us turn from our wickedness and live lives that please you.

Raise up new leaders to reform our prison system  and release those unjustly imprisoned.  Give us a heart for those in prison, for the widow and for the poor.

Reveal every secret thing, every scheme and every plot – let everything be revealed.  Let every hidden thing be revealed.

Heal our inner cities , the families and the youth. Protect the children from violence , from drugs and restore the families. Put up your mighty angelic army at our borders, even the borders of our cities to stop all drugs and violence. Release those who are addicted when they cry out to you and restore our lives to blessings and not curses- that we would repent and turn back to you.

I pray for all the children that live in cities of violence, I pray for their protection, that they would prosper in You in all they do. Stop the violence and crush any wicked scheme that comes against your people. Only you have the answers , give them hope, direction,  a road to prosperity and hearts of love for you.

Restore our education system and let every American know that all knowledge, understanding and wisdom begins with YOU.

Protect our nation and borders from the influence and entrance of Islam and Sharia law, let every wicked tactic be halted in Jesus name. Crush the hate they have for Americans and crush the hate they have for homosexuals. Lord, teach us to treat people of other faiths and beliefs with Love.  Raise up the righteous voice to save those who have fallen from your word and let it fall on hearts for salvation.

Restore Holiness among us.

Open the eyes of America to see the power media has had over us, give us wisdom to know truth. Open the eyes of our young to know right from wrong and the power not to be swayed by mans words, but to understand truth.

God bless president Trump and all his advisers

Give us peace among the nations and love for Israel, to protect her and  her people.

Protect our troops and bring our men and women home safely.

Heal and watch over all our veterans. Bring healing and restoration to each one, and all those who suffer, Lord, I ask that you would make them whole. Hear their cries and bring them justice.

Surround President Trump with wise men that will bring our country out of debt, wise men to know how to deal with foreign nations in peace.

Hear the cries of the poor and deliver them. Help our economy and give us a hope for our future.  Send wise advisers to help us with our healthcare system  and send new healing medicines for cancer and other sicknesses,  for which there is no hope.

For every woman considering abortion, please stop her and give her hope. Bless all her ways as she trusts in you. Raise up godly sons to live righteously

Turn the hearts of those who  are hurting, confused and angry to a heart of hope

Crush any hate we have for others. Let us no longer be divided  by the color of our skin, or our the parties we belong to. Lord let us no longer see black and white – but men and women created in Your Image, whom you love very much. If there is any injustice, let it be revealed and bring justice. Stop the unjust killings and if there be any wickedness or hatred, reveal it and crush it in Jesus name. Protect our police officers and if there be anyone abusing their power, reveal it to all and step in to stop the violence.

Give us a heart and love for the suffering and the disabled, show us how we can help them.

God Bless Hillary Clinton and give her healing. Guide her and her family back to you and fill her heart with peace and a new joy You found only in Christ Jesus.

Open our eyes to the sin of our land, the shed blood of the innocent, our immoral ways,  our violence and how we have all gone according to our own ways, and not Your ways. Turn our hearts back to you.

Forgive us for shaming you and so quickly fallen away, for we have not taught our children day and night as you commanded us, our words are full of filth, our ways are perverse before you, lusts of life have taken over, we are entertained by filth and violence and there is little or no love in our hearts to other people.  Change us O God, for lives are blessed and peaceful when we follow you.

Stop the influence of witchcraft and violence on our youth, raise up new talent that creates new shows  and movies that entertain with godliness and humor that is not offensive to you.

Raise up news stations and journalists that deliver truth and aren’t swayed by money, fear and power.

Let us consider our ways  and how we have grieved your Holy Spirit.

Restore us O God and guide us, According to your word.  Protect this nation and bring peace upon all the people.  May you reign once again over this great Nation you have given us, for Nothing is impossible with you – nothing is impossible with you.

Let all the world know that Jesus is the only way to salvation,  keep us far from pride and haughtiness but remember always to treat each other with love, blessing those who curse us and loving those who hate us.

God give us strength and bring us back to you. What was divided, make us one again. Thank you for this new hope, I am confident in you, O Lord.

Bless our Nations O God, Restore us back to you

In Jesus name, I cry out to you to hear me and answer our prayers.

Amen

 

 

Don’t fret over what you see and hear – have faith. If you are bothered or upset, pray to God  and he will surely answer you.

 

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   Pray without ceasing for the Saints who are suffering, remember them day and night in your prayers. Fear not in all things, for Christ is always triumphant – Trust in Him always and God Bless Israel.

But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.  And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you.” 2 Thes. 3:1, 1 Peter 4:7-8

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I will bless the Lord, O my soul Psalm 103

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Psalm 103
Bless the Lord, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,

Who redeems your life from destruction,Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The Lord executes righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.
He made known His ways to Moses,His acts to the children of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and gracious,Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
He will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
 He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.

For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

As a father pities his children, So the Lord pities those who fear Him.
For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.

As for man, his days are like grass;As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
For the wind passes over it, and it is gone ,And its place remembers it no more.
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children, To such as keep His covenant,And to those who remember His commandments to do them.

The Lord has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.

Bless the Lord, you His angels, Who excel in strength, who do His word,Heeding the voice of His word.
Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,You ministers of His, who do His pleasure.
Bless the Lord, all His works, In all places of His dominion. Bless the Lord, O my soul!

  Yes, today I will bless the Lord. Even though annoying things try to interfere, the words of rude people try to shake me, I will still bless the Lord. I feel like a memo went out to the world : “make her life difficult in every way” – that’s how the last two weeks have felt. How can I have so much interference everywhere I turn? Why isn’t everything going my way? Why are the simplistic things turning into long dragged out trials? Why am I dealing with so many problems?  Whatever! I’m going to bless the Lord and refuse to be brought down.

   I will bless the Lord, with all my soul and forget not His benefits. I will lift my head up and wait for my King. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases, He redeems my life from destruction and crowns me with loving kindness and tender mercies. How awesome is that?!? He makes all my problems disappear as I refocus. I will rejoice for this is the day that the Lord has made. He will strengthen me and renew my youth  like the eagles. Amen, it just doesn’t get any better than that.