Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Week 41 Bible Reading Review

Week 41  Matthew 8:1 to Matthew 26:1

Matt 8:5-13  Yeshua (Jesus) commends the centurion’s faith.  His faith in what is said or commanded will be carried out and accomplished.

Matthew reports an array of Yeshua’s miracles and how they are accomplished.  My take, nothing is too difficult and there is no formula.

Miracle examples:
Heal the sick
Calm the storm
Cast out demons
Forgive sins
Raise the dead
Heal blind and mute
Healing of “Every disease and sickness”
Walk on water
Multiplication of provisions

Examples of how healing occurred:
Healed by touch after a request
Healed over great distance by faith of another
Healed by touch without a request
Commanded healing without touch
Healed by touching Yeshua

Matt 9:30-31  It always seemed strange that Yeshua heals the blind men then instructs them not to tell anyone and they immediately disobey, yet wouldn’t it be obvious to many who knew them?

Matt 12:12  It is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.

Matt 12:36-37  Our own words seal our fate.

Matt 15:28  The gentile woman with great faith did not give up or get discouraged but pursued Yeshua.

Matt 15:36  A clue on how the multiplication transpired.  Yeshua broke the bread and ‘kept’ on giving the bread and fish to the disciples to pass out.

Matt 16:18  I like Tod White’s interpretation of this verse.  It is not Peter that the church will be built upon, but His statement that Yeshua is the Messiah, that is the foundational rock of the church.

Matt 17:17  Is Yeshua rebuking of the unbelieving and rebellious generation referring to his disciples?  This is what I have previously thought and the HCSB commentary concurs.  But could this instead be referring to the suffering boy’s father and those like him?  I have heard it said that a demon can not enter a child unless given permission by a parent's actions.

Matt 18:35   Forgive others if you want to be forgiven.

Matt 21:7  Did Yeshua sit on both a donkey and a colt at the same time?  Other gospels only mention one animal.

Matt 23:23  May we all remember the more important matters of justice, mercy and faith!

Matt 24:36  This passage is referred to by many as evidence of a rapture.  Two in the field, one taken…  But read carefully, as in the days of Noah who was taken and who was left behind?  Which do you want to be?

Next Reading:  Week 42  Matthew 26:1 to Mark 13:1

My wife and I have added the following admonishment to our prayer time.  Leave a comment if you will be joining too!

Recently, as I thought about the Islamic influence that has quickly and resolutely infiltrated our nation, I asked the Lord how to specifically pray about it. 

The Lord spoke and said that five times a day the Islamic prayers and declarations released into the atmosphere are in agreement with the enemy, giving him legal ground to advance his evil plan on this nation. The consistent, unified Islamic prayers and the declarations of special interest groups, whose agenda is contrary to God’s Word, currently outweigh the voices of the people of the Kingdom of God.

The Lord also said that if His Remnant would declare aloud that He is the one true God even just once a day, then an acknowledgment of His sovereignty would be released into the airways EVERY MINUTE OF THE DAY! 

An example of a declaration: 

Yahweh God, the great I Am, He alone is God, there is none beside Him. Jesus, His only begotten Son is our Savior, the Lord of lords, and King of kings, the One who was, who is and is to come. All glory, praise, honor, majesty, splendor and dominion is His forever and ever.

It is time that we, the Remnant, the called out ones of the Body of Jesus Christ, release our voice, the breath of our Creator, by the power of the Holy Spirit, and declare who the one true God is over this nation. Our collective voice has more power than any other and will supersede the voices aligned with the enemy.

Father God has spoken;  we can take back the airways over this nation that belong to us by the victory of the cross of Christ Jesus. Airways that are permeated with ungodly chants, statements, decrees, invocations and threats. We must mobilize and use our most powerful weapon, the Word of God, and by our spoken word, nullify the decrees of darkness and take back our nation in the name of our redeemer Jesus, the King and Lord of America!

I call you, brothers and sisters, to take the Lord God at His word; declare Him as the one true God and fill the atmosphere with His praise at least once a day. Ask the Holy Spirit to remind you or set a reminder on your smart phone. 

Together, the gates of hell will not prevail against us! (Matthew 16:18)

Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise glorious! Say to God, how awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies will submit themselves to You! (Psalm 66:2-3)

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