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  • Psalm Chapter 106:Our ancestors sinned and so did we.
    Context

    Psalm 105 remembered YHWH’s deliverance of his redemptive actions towards people. Psalm 106 chronicles the fact that the people ignored everything in Psalm 105 and sinned anyway. During the writer’s time, the rebellion that occurred was so similar to Israel’s rebellion that he is wanted to believe that YHWH will forgive them now as he did in the past. This is a psalm of lament. However, the psalmist also calls on YHWH to save his people now.

    Offer up praises to the Lord
    1 Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? who can shew forth all his praise? Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.  

    The psalmist makes a coll worship for the congregation to offer up praise and thanks to YHWH. The psalmist also wants those praises to appeal to YHWH’s (loyalty; ḥ esed ) to His people (Longman 2014, 370). Next, the psalmist turns to the Torah’s historical record that indicates the times when YHWH.showed (loyalty; ḥ esed ) to His covenant people. The cement the thought into the people’s head the writer through the opening phrase “for his mercy endureth forever.” Verse three correlates what happens when the people are obedient covenant keep people. “Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.”

    Remember me, Oh God
    Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance.

    Why does the psalmist begin verses 4-5 with “remember me?” Is it possible that the sin that the people have committed is so egregious that they think that YHWH has abandoned them? Verses four and 5 brings to remembrance how glorious it was to be YHWH’s inheritance recipients. This implies that sin may well lie at the door, but the people want to return to the times when they had sweet communion with YHWH.

    Even though our ancestors sinned – YOU saved them
    We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea. Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness.10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.12 Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.

    Verse 6 clarifies that Israel has been a sinful and backsliding nation that has sinned “wickedly.” As Christians, we either sin in thought, words, and or in our actions. The writer is not alone in this feeling of unworthiness. But thanks be to God, Jesus came. We now have direct access to the throne of grace. The first group of Israelites who were delivered from the hands of Pharoah quickly forgot who saved them. The cycle of sin and ungratefulness began at the red sea. “But provoked him at sea, even at the Red Sea” ( see Exodus 14:10-12; Exodus 13:18). However, YHWH is gracious, so, 10 ..he saved them from the hand of him that hated them and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy.11 And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.” It is worth remembering that the Egyptians worshipped a God of the water. YHWH dispelled that god’s power and showed the Egyptians and his people that He is more powerful than the Egyptian Gods they were familiar with in Egypt. Then and only then did they begin to gain a glimpse of the saving power of YHWH. Did the gratefulness last for a long time? He saved them for his own name’s sake. See also Psalms 23:3; 25:11; 31;3; 79:9; 109:21; 143:11. The writer confesses that his generation had sinned, just like the generation of people who came out of Egypt. Did the rebellion end at the Red Sea?

    Even so, they forgot, YHWH

    13 They soon forgat his works; they waited not for his counsel: 14 But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness and tempted God in the desert.15 And he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul.

    Case pointed out that “The miracles he wrought in Egypt, the deliverance of them from thence with a mighty hand and outstretched arm, and the leading them through the Red sea as on dry land. And destroying all their enemies. All these they soon forgot, for they had gone but three days’ journey into the wilderness after this, before they began to murmur and show distrust of the power and providence of God (Exodus 15:22). It is in the Hebrew text, “they made haste, they forgot his works”; as soon as they were out of Egypt, they were for entering into the land of Canaan at once and were much displeased that they were not immediately led into it.” According to Case, “They waited not for his counsel: They did not ask counsel of God, though it belongs to him, and he is wonderful in it and does all things after the counsel of his own will. Nor would they take it when given by Moses and Joshua. They did not choose to wait for his time and way of working. They were for limiting the Holy One of Israel to their time and way. They were for being in the land of Canaan before his time; and were for eating flesh when it was his counsel to feed on manna he provided for them every day” (Case 2009, Psalm 106).

    They experienced judgment in the wilderness

    Dathan and Abiram rebellion: 16 They envied Moses also in the camp and Aaron the saint of the Lord. 17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram. 18 And a fire was kindled in their company; the flame burned up the wicked. The followers of Dathan and Abiram were consumed by God’s holy fire. I would be remiss not to mention that when we follow anyone to commit any kind of insurrection were are subject to God’s wrath. Read about the event in Num 16. 19 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image. 20 Thus they changed their glory into the similitude of an ox that eateth grass. 21 They forgat God their saviour, which had done great things in Egypt; 22 Wondrous works in the land of Ham, and terrible things by the Red sea. 23 Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them. They reaped what they sowed. The earth was opened up and into the bowels of the earth did they do. I find it interesting that today we are so far removed from the anger of God that we think that we can say and do whatever we want to. But that is not really true. We do serve an avenging God. At some point, we will be held responsible for our blatant refusal to obey Him. However, that was not enough of a warning for them. They still whined and expected to continue whining all the way into the promised land. The psalmist chronicles the people’s behavior in verses 24-27 and their egregious sin in verses 28-33. Spies were sent out on a mission. See Num 13-14.

    Oh how they grumbled

    24 Yea, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word: 25 But murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord. 26 Therefore, he lifted up his hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:[This is similar to what people do today to make an oath. They raise their hands. It implies that YHWH was about to determine that His people just were not worth the effort anymore. The following verse implies that it was written during the time of the people’s exile from the land. This was not a prophetic word to Moses. 27 To overthrow their seed also among the nations and to scatter them in the lands. But even after all of the miracles they experienced, they did NOT believe that YHWH was their deliverer. They were looking at themselves as their deliverer, and rightly so, they were too weak. However, nothing is too difficult for God. The entire world is facing an unseen enemy right now. We can either pretend that the enemy is not real, or we can follow directions, obey them, and trust in God to guide and direct our leaders. Of course, we can also do what the leaders of Israel did. Case cryptically describes the events. It is something that we should remember today.

    “And to scatter them in the lands; which Kimchi explains by the discomfiture of them by the Amalekites and Canaanites, when they presumed, contrary to the will of God, to go up to the top of the hill. And by Arad’s taking some of them prisoner, afterward (Num. 14:45). But this was not done, nor to be done, in the wilderness. But the meaning is that God lifted up his hand in the wilderness and sware there, as Ezekiel says (Ezek. 20:23). That he would scatter them and disperse them among the Heathen. At one time or another, he did in part at the Babylonish captivity and completely by the Romans. Which is now their case, and is a standing proof of this prophecy, and an accomplishment of the oath of God” (Case PS 106).

    Rebellion AGAINST YHWH

    28 They joined themselves also unto Baalpeor and ate the sacrifices of the dead. [“Baal-peor”: Refers to Baal, a god of the Moabites.] 29 Thus they provoked him to anger with their inventions: and the plague broke in upon them. 30 Then stood up Phinehas, and executed judgment: and so the plague stayed. 31 And that was counted unto him for righteousness unto all generations forevermore. See Numbers 25 it talks about Israel’s sin at Shittim. It records the bravery of “Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron.” An Israelite man violated the law and took a Midianite woman into his tent. It was a brazen affront to Moses and God. Phinehas- who was the priest at the time-responded immediately. Num. 25:6–9 records that he a spear and drove it through both the man and the woman, with one blow, while they were engaged in intercourse. As a priest, Phinehas was protecting the “holiness” of God. Phinehas and his children’s children functioned as priests all the way through the time of the conquest until the period judges ended. See Josh. 22:13, 30–31; Judg. 20:27–28; 33:9.

    Then the people are reminded of Balaam-the pagan prophet and Balak-the King of Moab. The king wanted Balaam to curse Israel. Remember the story about Balaam ass? God prevented Balaam from cursing Israel. See Num 22 to 24; Deut. 23:4; Joshua 24:9-10; Neh. 13:2. Balaam knew that IMMORALITY and idolatry was Israel’s weakness. He told the King of Moab TO ENTICE THEM WITH IDOLATRY.  Balaam advised Balak to entice Israel with immorality and idolatry. (Do a comparative study of Num 31:16; 25:1; 2 Peter 2:15; Jude 11; Rev. 2:14. Israel sinned, and God judged them. Balaam was later slain by Israel. See Joshua 13:22.

    32 They angered him also at the waters of strife so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes: 33 Because they provoked his spirit so that he spake unadvisedly with his lips. This is probably my most gut-wrenching scene in this chapter of Psalms and the Exodus of the people from Egypt. The writer looks back at Num. 20:1-13. It speaks to an incident when Moses, irked by the never-ending rebellion of Israel, became so angry that he wrongly struck the rock (see Exodus 11:8; 16:20). Moses ended up offending God. See Num. 20:12. Moses was told to speak to the rock. The result? Both Aaron Num. 20:22-29), and Moses Deut. 34:1-8 died before they were supposed to die, and they did NOT enter into the Promised Land.

    He said don’t mingle, but they did: Now the lists of behaviors that grieved YHWH: Rebellion/disobedience
    • 34 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the Lord commanded them:
    • 35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works. 
    • 36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
    • 37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
    • 38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
    • 39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

    Have you ever heard of a teenager who did the opposite of what their parents told them to do? They were told to destroy the people when they entered the land. Just read about everything that they did about. That is why they were supposed to destroy them. They were not mingling with idol worshippers when Moses went up to the top of the mountain to receive the 10 Commandments. So, God knew what they would do if they mingled with idol worshippers. See Deut.7 for the commandment about driving out the people of the land and how God would bless them and their obedience to Him. Once again, they were about to reap what they had sown. We cannot deliberately sin and tempt God to deal with it. He will. He knows that we are weak. But when we choose to blatantly disobey Him, we will reap what we have sown. They ended up worshipping the Gods of the people of the land. See Deut. 18:10; 2 Kgs 16:3; 17:17; Jer. 7:30–31; Ezek. 20:31. The idols that they worshipped were not just wooden idols. They represented satanic powers. They also sacrificed their children to their gods. See Deut. 12:31; 2 Kings 17:17; Ezek. 16:20-21 It was like Sodom and Gomorrah all over again. The sin must have been so egregious that He must have wanted to end them. BUT!

    YHWH remembered his covenant with Abraham

    TIME OF OPPRESSION: 40 Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance. 41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen, and they that hated them ruled over them. See Lev. 26:17. 42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hands.

    TIME OF DELIVERANCE: 43 Many times did he deliver them, but they provoked him with their counsel and were brought low for their iniquity. HIS GRACE WAS GREATER when He remembered his faithful servant Abraham and the promise that He made to him. See Genesis 12:1–3.  Longman reminds us that “Even before their deliverance, the psalmist points out that it is only because of God that they experience mercy from their captors as Solomon prayed in 1 Kgs 8:33–34 (Longman 2014, 375).

    TIME OF HELP: 44 Nevertheless, he regarded their affliction when he heard their cry: 45 And he remembered for them his covenant and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. 46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.

    YHWH please help us

    47 Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise. This verse is the reason why it is probably that this psalm was written during the period of “the exile.” If they were delivered from where they were then they would have been able to worship him. Christians today are reminded that God’s most marvelous act of deliverance was placing the sins of the entire world upon His one and only son Jesus Christ.

    The Doxology: This doxology is not the end of the Book of Psalms. However, it is the end of the fourth section of the Book of Psalms. 48 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the Lord.  Case iterates that “Even though the tribes of Judah and Benjamin returned to Israel in Ezra and Nehemiah, this text looks ahead to the regathering of Israel at the time when the Lord Jesus Christ returns to rule over the promised Davidic (2 Sam 7), millennial kingdom (Rev. chapter 20), on earth (compare Ezek. 37:11-28; Hosea 14:4-8; Joel 3:18:21; Amos 9:7-15; Micah 7:14-20; Zeph. 3:8-20; Zech. 12-14). Those of us who are waiting for all of the mayhem in this world to end are saying, “Even so – come Lord Jesus come!”

    References

    Case, Ken, 2002. Discover the Bible. Psalm 106.

    Longman, Tremper, III. Psalms: An Introduction and Commentary, InterVarsity Press, 2014. Google Books.

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  • Psalm Chapter 105:Remember your history: Israel.

    Psalm 105 History recounted

    Context

    This is a psalm of remembrance. The psalmist looks back on Israel’s relationship with YHWH. The historical review began from the time of Abraham’s calling, and God’s Promise to him stated in Genesis 12:2 “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing:” This promise to Abraham included land, and possessions. Abraham’s seed is chronicled from their journey to Egypt, release from enslavement in Egypt by Moses and Aaron. And their wilderness experience and protection. This promise culminated with entrance to the promised land.

    Seek my face

    The psalmist opens this chapter with words of remembrance, recognition, admonition, worship and praise. He a 1 give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore. Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth; One is reminded that the book of Exodus 19 identifies Israel as And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.” The psalmist is reminding the nation that they were called to be an example to all people. They are a nation that praises and worships YHWH. Not just in the good times, but at all times. They were coming out of Egypt and looking forward to a new life as a free people.

    God’s Judgment
    Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth. Now that they know they are the "called out nation of God" they are also called to remember all that He has done for them. Why? Because they are Abraham's children. Genesis 12:1-3 states" 

    Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”

    They are to remember the acts of YHWH’s mercies towards them. They are the children of Jacob and the patriarchs. The same patriarchs relied on YHWH to feed, provide protection, and shelter for them. This is not simply a call to recall a memory. It is a call to live in the reality of that memory. He is the person in whom they should have nothing but confidence that their hope of realizing the Abrahamic promise will come to pass.

    God remembers his covenant with Abraham

    He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

    In Genesis 12 we read that promises meant not just that Abraham’s descendants would be taken care of and possess lands but that they would also become a great nation. See verses 1-2. Genesis 15 chronicled the promise of the hope/covenant that God made with Abraham. and the fact that He would indeed give the land of Canaan to Abraham and his seed. Genesis 15:18 ” In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: It is important to note that the covenant did not end with Abraham. It continued with his son Isaac. See Genesis 26:4. And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries, and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance: And also Isaac’s son Jacob. See Genesis Genesis 28:13-15

    13 And, behold, the Lord stood above it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; 14 And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 15 And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

    As a point of clarification, one must note that Jacob’s name was changed to Israel by YHWH in Genesis 32: 22-32 “And he rose up that night, and took his two wives, and his two womenservants, and his eleven sons, and passed over the ford Jabbok. 23 And he took them, and sent them over the brook, and sent over that he had.24 And Jacob was left alone, and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.25 And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.26 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.27 And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob.28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.29 And Jacob asked him, and said, Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.31 And as he passed over Penuel the sun rose upon him, and he halted upon his thigh.32 Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upon the hollow of the thigh, unto this day: because he touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh in the sinew that shrank.”

    In 2021 we are living at a time when the ownership of the land that should be occupied by Israel is always being brought into question. The above scriptures should clarify whom God wanted to live there and why.

    About the Patriarchs

    12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
    When one reflects on the patriarchs and how many people left Canaan during the famine it is astounding that a nation of people left Egypt when the Exodus began.  Genesis 46:26  declares "All the souls that came with Jacob into Egypt, which came out of his loins, besides Jacob's sons' wives, all the souls were threescore and six; (66 people) left Canaan for Egypt during the great famine.

    Joseph and his commission

    16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom. Do you remember the dream that Joseph had? See Genesis 37.  That dream led to his brothers selling him into slavery. Joseph's purpose in Egypt was revealed in Genesis 37. Pharaoh made Joseph second only to himself. 

    Before Abraham died and the great move to Egypt, Jacob and his family were nomads. During their wanderings, YHWH took care of them. He prevented King Abimelek of Gerar from committing adultery with Sarah because Abraham had lied and told him that she was his wife (Gen. 20:3). The psalm refers to Abraham and the patriarchs as prophets in that they were the persons through whom God spoke to His people (v. 15.)

    Moses and the Exodus from Egypt

    This account of the Children of Israel during the Exodus brings to mind how fruitful the Children of Israel had become while they were in Egypt; Exodus 1:6-7 “And Joseph died, and all his brethren, and all that generation. And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty, and the land was filled with them.”

    23 Israel also came into Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies. Genesis 1:28, KJV: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” It was great for the YHWH’s people to increase in numbers. But the Egyptians were not so happy about that at all. See Exod. 1:11–22. 25  He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

    Moses is Sent

    26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. 28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

    The plagues are recounted: see Exodus 8

    The Egyptian land was laid bare when all of the plagues were over. All of their gods of fertility, vegetation, and protection were proven worthless before YHWH. See the list of Egyptian Gods here.

    • The plague of frogs (v. 30), 30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
    • Flies, gnats (v. 31), 29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish. He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
    • Hail that destroyed the crops (v. 32), 32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land. 33 He smote their vines also and their fig-trees, and brake the trees of their coasts.
    • And locusts (v. 34). 34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground. The message? YHWH is the God of the land. All of their agriculture was destroyed. He was not finished. The firstborn of everything was destroyed. See Exodus 11:5. This was the most catastrophic of all the plagues. This plague entered the home of Pharaoh himself. There was no escaping the power of YHWH. 36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength. Passover is initiated for the Children of Israel. Note how they left Egypt. Exod. 12:33–36. 37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. One might surmise that the Egyptians finally paid the Children of Israel for all of the work they had done in Egypt. 38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.
    His Protection in the wilderness

    39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night. They remembered the event of protection as notated in Exod. 40:34–38 The psalmist is interested in discussing God’s protection and wants to remind the people that He is still the same God during their lifetime. His promises never fail. He navigated their journey through the wilderness: See Exodus 13:20–21.

    1. He Fed them 40 The people asked, and he brought quails and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. He provided food for them; A. quail (Exod. 16:13; Num. 11:4–35) B. manna (Exod. 16:14–16) OR as some call it, the bread of heaven (Exod. 16:4) because it appeared to fall out of the sky.
    2. He also provided water out of a rock to quench their thirst (Exod. 17:1–7).41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river. After the Exodus YHWH protected His people using the elements that were common in Egyptian worship “Amun (Amun-Ra) – God of the sun and air.” See other Egyptian gods here.
    They conqueror the promised land.

    42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant. Why did YHYH. . .

    1. carry out those mighty acts?
    2. protect and provide for the people?
    3. rescue them from Egypt?

    Remember this promise that YHWH made to Abraham? He promised him that He would make them a great nation and would bless them, and through them, the other nations of the earth would be blessed: see Gen. 12:1–3.

    43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people; See Joshua 13-24. Psalm 105 ends with the conquest of the land. God gave them the lands of the nations who occupied them as they aveled to their final destination. “And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou planted not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full.” Deuteronomy 6:11. Verse 12 details Moses reminding the people to be careful not to ‘forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.’ 45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord. The psalmist ends with a caution to the people: remember to obey YHWH and worship only Him. These warnings are germane to Christians today. I Corinthians chapter 10 verse 6 reminds us of that very fac. “Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.”

  • Is there hope for the world? This story says there is. English & Arabic

    Is there hope for the world? This story says there is.

    This short film explains why.  ENGLISH VERSION

    كل شيء في الكتاب المقدس يشير إلى يسوع. هنا لماذا تلك الأمو ARABIC EGYPT VERSION

  • Do you worry about tomorrow? In English Arabic.

    #TheStory #HisLove #HisRighteousness

    Do you worry about tomorrow? This short film gives hope for whatever may come. English

    هل تقلق بشأن الغد؟ هذا الفيلم القصير يمنحك الأمل لكل ما قد يأتي. ARABIC

  • Is your heart heavy with fear, guilt, and shame? ENGLISH and Chinese.
     
     
    Is your heart heavy with fear, guilt, and shame? There’s hope here. ENGLISH
    #sorrow
    #guilt
    #HOPE
    #JESUS
  • If you’re not sure what’s to come after you die, watch this incredible short film. English and Russian

    #TheGospel #TheStory #JesusSaveEternally

    •  If you’re not sure what’s to come after you die, watch this incredible short film.ENGLISH

    Если вы когда-либо задумывались о том, почему жить так тяжело, посмотрите этот потрясающий короткий фильм. Russian Version

    russian

  • If you’re not sure what’s to come after you die, watch this incredible short film. English and Russian

    #TheGospel #TheStory #JesusSaveEternally

    •  If you’re not sure what’s to come after you die, watch this incredible short film.ENGLISH

    Если вы когда-либо задумывались о том, почему жить так тяжело, посмотрите этот потрясающий короткий фильм. Russian Version

    russian

     

  • One day, everything that’s wrong in this world will be set right. English & Chinese

     #FreedomFromGuilt #FreedomfromOpression #FreedomToLove #JesusKingofKings #JesusWillReturn #SharingHisStory #TheGospel One day, everything that’s wrong in this world will be set right. This is how: Click here for the ENGLISH VERSION

    终究会有一天,这个世界所有错误的事情都会变得正确。方法在这里:

    Click here for the CHINESE VERSION

    JESUS IS COMING SOON.
    ИИСУС СКОРО.
    IISUS SKORO.
     
     

    Lord, are we ready for your return? Are we learning how to become close to you? Are we encouraging each other with the word of God each day? Are we keeping in touch with our brothers and sisters during this time of isolation? Are we using this time to feed on your word? Are we challenging ourselves to love Like Jesus? Are we side-tracked and focusing on people, places, and things that do NOT impact the kingdom work that we are called to do? Are we loving like you, Jesus? This is the screaming thought that I wake up to every day when my eyes open. Father, we the church are so disconnected from each other that we are forgetting our purpose. We are looking to men to change the minds of people. We are looking for laws to force people to serve and worship you. Father, I pray for the sick and informed that they will use each and every opportunity of the illness as a divine appointment. That whoever is taking care of them will hear of your mercy and grace from your children, Father. That they will hear about our Good, Good, Father who loves them and wants the best for them. That they will hear about how He gave up his one and only precious Son so they could be part of his family. That these essential workers will come to know Jesus or be strengthened in their faith when they see your precious child who is afflicted by illness, glorify you in their affliction. I pray for each prayer warrior and their active engagement in praying for the needs of others on the group page. Lord, I know that it is an honor to be able to call upon your name on behalf of others. I do not take it lightly. Bless each person reading this post and cover them under the shadow of your mighty wings. Amen.

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