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Daily Bread 11-5-18
November 5, 2018
Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
ref. - Jer 30:4-24 - And these are the words that the Lord spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah. For thus saith the Lord, We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask ye now, and see if a man doth travail with child? Wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces turned into paleness? Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacobs trouble: but he shall be saved out of it. For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off thy neck, and will burst thy bonds, and strangers shall no longer serve themselves of him: But they shall serve the Lord their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them. Therefore fear thou not, O my servant Jacob, saith the Lord; neither be dismayed, O Israel: For lo, I will save thee from afar, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with thee saith the Lord, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished. For thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous. there is none to plead thy cause, that thou mayest be bound up: thou hast no healing medicines. All thy lovers have forgotten thee: they seek thee not: for I have wounded thee with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of thine iniquity; because thy sins were increased. Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee. Therefore all they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey. For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after. Thus saith the Lord; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwelling places; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof. And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. Their children shall also be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach me? saith the Lord. And ye shall be my people, and I shall be your God. Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked. the fierce anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.
Mic 4:1,2 - But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it. And many nations shall come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth out of Zion, and the world of the Lord from Jerusalem.
Has brought us all onto this earth for a purpose. what is your purpose today? As according to the gospel there will be many that have been chosen that will be set aside and punished for their wrongdoing. How long that lasts is up to the Lord. They will return just as the prodigal son was returned and they will have a great reward waiting when they do. So where does that put us? What we must realize is that every one of us that have been given the opportunity to serve God through Jesus Christ are walking in through a door that was not made for us. We have what we have because someone neglected it. And in order to get those who neglected it to return in the manner that is his will he will use others to bring them to jealousy. We are those people. And in this act we are also afforded the opportunity receive this great and eternal salvation. We must not become slothful or lazy in our service to God in Jesus Christ. Just as it was taken from the Jews it can be taken from us in an instant if we do not remain in God's will. If we fall to iniquity or sin it is best to get on our knees immediately if not sooner and repent. God, for some reason has kept us this long so he must have a use for us. Even if it is to straighten his own chosen people through jealousy. All that we can do is look at it this way; (carnal example but something that we can understand) We are at work and our manager or supervisor does something to offend the boss. They go directly against the orders or wishes of the boss man. The boss then terminates his employment and there is an opening for manager or supervisor. Even though you don't have the education or the qualifications on paper to do the job, you have been loyal and faithful and he decides to train you and make you manager or supervisor. along the way, the first disobedient manager comes back humbled and wants his job back. You do not lose your job but the boss rehires him and puts him back in the company. Not in your job but he puts him back under the circumstances that he be loyal and faithful and follow the same rule that you have followed. The company grows because now instead of one manager there is now two and he can afford to hire more laborers............ See how this works, the company grows into fruition because you have been trained into a position and are doing it well, and also the one whose spot you filled has come back and been given another position. It is a win win for the company and growth is abundant. How much the same when those who have left come back into the fold. They have been made blind for now but they will be coming back because God has not forgotten them. Let us not worry about our positions but work our callings with all diligence and perseverance and loyalty and faith and obedience so that we may fulfill the place that God has put us. And let us welcome those who return under the same qualities that we are striving to accomplish and know that growth will be abundant in god's kingdom. You see, this is not about numbers or size, but prophecy already tells us that God is still watching out for these souls and that they will be back. Let's be ready to welcome them when they come. It will be by our perseverance and dedication and mostly obedience, and Gods great mercy, that all things will be fulfilled and established!! Just be thankful that we have been given even a small part to perform in this great and eternal calling!! God is good!! Have a great day!!!