Lord, if the hearts of our enemies cannot be softened, I pray that a greater affliction may also come upon them.
Psalm 82 starts off by saying, “God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.” Who are these people that are called gods?
Those that trample on God’s laws will be dealt with harshly. Now is the time to repent or else the wrath of God will be felt.
David explained how we can escape God’s wrath and anger. He said, “Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.”
Blessed is Mary to be the mother of the Son of God. She declared, “he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.”
After talking with Herod, the wise men “departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.”
Many centuries passed but this sign of the baby Jesus’s birth was not forgotten. People anxiously awaited the coming of their King.
Jesus is called wonderful, counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, the prince of peace. His peace has no end. He is our judge and judges us with justice.
The prophesy of the Lord’s birth, in Isaiah 7 and 8, was fulfilled in Matthew 1. The wait was finally over. The birth of the Messiah had finally come to pass.
The blood of the saints will cry out against the evil men and women of the world. At the same time, God’s people will never stop praising the Lord.
When David started thinking about years past and how God was so good to him, his feelings started to change.
John, the apostle, also knew of the glory of God, through Jesus. His eyes were opened and he saw “the Lion of the tribe of Judah.”
I have met so many people that call themselves Christians, however, their life is not for the Lord. They live apart from His will.
What the Lord can do through us in prayer is more than we will ever know. Until we have given our hearts to God we will never know what this means.
Shortly after talking with these two gentlemen, my walk led me to another awesome discussion with a wonderful young man.
If God has come to your rescue, then rejoice. Give Him thanks. Don’t just pray and receive but pray and give thanks. Give praise to the one who saves.
Come humbly before God in prayer. Confess your sins and lay your addictions at the feet of Jesus. Admit that you are a sinner and need a Savior.
I continued to talk with these gentlemen and saw, in their faces, how moved they were through my story.