Thursday, April 28, 2011

Listen: DAY Twenty-Seven

Listen: DAY Twenty-Seven: " The First Book of the CHRONICLES ..."

DAY Twenty-Seven

                                            The First Book of the
                                            King James Version
                                              HOLY BIBLE 

The books of First and Second Chronicles cover the same period of Jewish history described in Second Samuel through Second Kings, but the perspect of the Times." Chronicles wasive is different. These books are no mere repetition of the same material, but rather form a devine editorial on the history of God's people. While Second Samuel and First and Second Kings give a political history of Isreal and Judah. First and Second Chronicles present a religious history of the Davidic dynasty of Judah. The former are written from a prophetic and moral view-point, and the latter from a priestly and spritual perspective. The Book of First Chronicles begins with the royal line of David and then traces the spiritual significance of David's righteous reign.

     The books of First and Second Chronicles were originally one continuous work in the Hebrew. The title Dibere Hayyamim, meaning "The Words Events [accounts, events] of the Days. "The equivalent meaning today would be "The Events of the Times." Chronicles was divided into two parts in the third-century a.c. Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible (the Septuagint). At that time it was given the name Paraleipomenon, "Of Things Omitted," referring to the things omitted from Samuel and Kings. Some copies add the phrase, Basileon louda, "Concerning the Kings of Judah." The first book of Chronicles was called Paraleipomenon Primus, "The First Book of Things Omitted." The name "Chronicles" comes from Jerome in his Latin Vulgate Bible (A.D. 385-405): Chronicorum Liber. He meant his title in the sense of the "Chronicles of the Whole of Sacred History."

                                                            Day 27

                                                    Meditation of the day

We know God by spiritual vision. We feel that He is beside us. We feel His presence. Contact with God is not made by the senses. Spirit- consciousness replaces sight. Since we cannot see God, we have to perceive Him by spiritual vision. Many persons, through they cannot see God, have had a  clear spiritual consciousness of Him. We are inside a box of space and time, but we know there must be something outside of the box, limitless space, eternity of time, and God.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may have a consciousness of God's presence. I pray that God will give me spiritual vision.,http//,

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Day Twenty-Six

                                                       The Book of
                                          King James Version Holy Bible.

NEHEMIAH, contemporary of Ezra and cupbearer to the king in the Persian palace, leads the third and last return to Jerusalem after the Babylonian exile. His concern for the welfare of Jerusalem and its inhabitants prompts him to take bold action. Granted permission to return to his homeland, Nehemiah challenges his countrymen to arise and rebuild the shattered wall of Jerusalm. In spite of opposition from without and abuse from within, the task is completed in only fifty-two days, a feat even the enemies of Isreal must attribute to God's enabling. By contrast, the risk of reviving and reforming the people of God within the rebuilt wall demands years of Nehemiah's godly life and leadership.

     The Hebrew for Nehemiah is Nehemyah, "Comfort of Yahweh." The book is named after its chief character, whose name appears in the opening verse. The combined book of Ezra-Nehemiah is given the Greek title Esdras Deuteron, "Second Esdras" in Septuagint, a third-century B.C. Greek language translation of the Hebrew Old Testament. The Latinn title of Nehemiah is Liber Secundus Esdrae, "Second Book of Ezra" (Ezra was the first)/ At this point, it is considered a seperate book from Ezra, and is later called Liber Nehemiae, "Book of Nehemiah."

                                                   DAY 26

                                                Genesis 2 : 8

                              And the Lord God planted a garden
                             eastward in Eden; and there he put the
                                   man whom he had formed.

     The ground is so dry. Red clay dirt in this part of the country. Walking behind my tiller, dust flying in all directions.

     It's a job keeping my tiller up and running year after year. Draining the gas from it every Fall, so the gas does not set and become stale. Stale gas can gum up the motor. Every year making sure it has fresh gas and fresh oil.

     Tillers are expensive pieces of gardening equipment.

     Every year I start my tiller and put it into gear, walking behind it as it turns this red clay soil over.

     Thoughts of the perfect garden flow through my mind. Where am I going to plant my tomatoes, corn, okra, and beans. Remembering how nice the preceeding gardens have always been to me. I think every gardener likes to remember and to plan.

     It takes a good deal of planning to have the perfect garden. Do you garden?
Have you ever wondered what it was like for God when He planned the first garden?

     Eden, truly must have been perfect. Everything our Heavenly Father does is perfect and devine. Have you ever wondered what it must have been like for Adam and Eve to live in such a wonderful and beautiful place that was created by our Savior.

     God provides all of His children with what they need.

Prayer suggestion. As you walk through the beautiful grass take a real look at all that is and thank Him. Thank Him for the little things. Thank Him for the big things in your life.,,,

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Listen: Day Twenty-Five

Listen: Day Twenty-Five: " The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the THESSALONIANS ..."

Day Twenty-Five

                             The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the
                                King James Version Holy Bible

PAUL has many pleasant memories of the days he spent with the infant Thessalonian church. Their faith, hope, love, and perseverance in the face of persecution are exemplary. Paul's labors as a spritual parent to the fledging church have been richly rewarded, and his affection is visible in every line of his letter.
     Paul encourages them to excel in their newfound faith, to increase in their love for one another, and to rejoice, pray, and give thanks always. He closes his letter with instruction regarding the return of the Lord, whose advent signifies hope and comfort for believers both living and dead.
     Because this is the first of Paul's two canonical letters to the church at Thessalonica, it received the title Pros Thessalonikeis A, the "First to the Thessalonians."

                                           Day 25

           May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may
                your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless
                          at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
                                                          1 Thessalonians 5 : 23

Plink! Plink! Plink! It's the sound a gardener loves to hear. Plink! It's like music to my ears and brings a smile to my lips every time I hear it. All the hard work and months of gardening--planting, weeding, harvesting-- are rewarded with that one sound. Plink!

"Plink!" is the sound a canning lid makes when the stock has been pressure cooked or canned for preservation. The "plink" tells me that the jar is sealed, and the food inside the jar will last for months or even years without spoiling.

Read today's Bible verse again. Can you hear a "plink"? It's the reassuring sound of God's promise--His promise to preserve us until Christ returns. Note the word BLAMELESS--not one tiny imperfection or blemish can be found on believers preserved in Jesus. That's because He took all our sins to His cross and buried them in His grave forever. Christ's resurrection preserves us even through physical death and keeps us safe until our own resurrection to eternal life with our Savior.

Completely forgiven by God's grace, preserved by His love and power, we eagerly look forward to our eternal life with Jesus in heaven. Plink!

Prayer suggestion. Kneel or sit before your Lord and King, Jesus. Praise Him for preserving the believers who have shared His message of grace with you in the past. Ask the Holy Spirit to inspire you to share this same  saving message with others and preserve you until you greet your Master Gardener face-to-face.