Bible Prophecy in the News
The Meaning of the Number: 7
May 01 – When You’ve Been a Guron
May 02 – The Greek Word, “Katartizo” a “curing or mending” Word
May 03 – Seeing the Invisible God – Queen Victoria and the Blind Sculptor
May 04 – Stamp Eternity on My Eyeballs – Jonathan Edwards
May 05 – The Settled Word
May 06 – Therefore, Let Us Not Sleep
May 07 – Elbert Hubbard and the Sinking of the Lusitania in 1915
May 08 – Struggling? Learn from a Curious Boy, an Old Wise Man and a Cocoon
May 09 – A Living Sermon – St. Francis of Assisi and the Young Monk at the Portiucula
May 10 – A Mother’s Heart – Mary Kept all These Things in Her Heart
May 11 – Secret and Dissembled Flavors of His Affection
May 12 – God Breathed – Sarai to Sarah – Abram to Abraham – Letter “H” in Hebrew
May 13 – In the Midst of an Earthly Trial?
May 14 – I Have Chosen Thee in the Furnace of Affliction
May 15 – A Generation of Christian Mothers Change the Face of a Society in 12 Months
May 16 – Be Angry and Sin Not
May 17 – The Two Who Live Within You – The Inner and Outward Man
May 18 – Troubles, Which Are Without Remedy
May 19 – No Man is Able to Pluck Them Out of My Father’s Hand.
May 20 – The Chief Pang of Most Trials
GEMINI (The Twins). The twofold nature of the King. May 21–June 21
1. LEPUS (The Hare), or THE ENEMY trodden under foot.
2. CANIS MAJOR (The Dog), or SIRIUS, the coming glorious Prince of Princes.
3. CANIS MINOR (The Second Dog), or PROCYON, the exalted Redeemer.
May 21 – He is No Idle Husbandman
May 22 – He Will Make Them Still Waters For You
May 23 – Prize Inward Exercises, Grief’s and Troubles
May 24 – Things That Internally and Externally Vex Thee
May 25 – Every Purpose Under the Sun
May 26 – A Man’s Lack of Discipline in His Life is His Own Punishment
May 27 – Mercy From the Lord – A Mother Visits Napoleon
May 28 – He Permits for the Purification and Beautification of Thy Soul
May 29 – Twenty Nine Knives – Cyrus the King Brought Forth 29 Knives
May 30 – Reserved in the Treasures of His Deep Counsels
May 31 – Denying the Wisdom of God
The Meaning of the Number: 7
The number 7 is the most familiar in the Bible and it appears about 600 times.
Seven constitutes a complete cycle. 7 days of the week.
7 colors in the spectrum - the seven colored rainbow was the sign of the covenant with Noah.
God rested on the seventh day (Saturday) after Creation. (Genesis 2:2).
To swear an oath in Hebrew is "to seven oneself."
There are seven gifts of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:1)
There are 7 churches, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 personages, 7 vials, 7 woes, and 7 new things.
The number 7 denotes spiritual perfection. It means divine fulness, completeness and totality. It comes from a Hebrew word meaning “to be full,” “to be satisfied,” and “to have enough.
"And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. But the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets."
“There is but a step between me and death.” – 1 Sam 20:3
Sometimes in our busy and hurried world we can lose our way. I am reminded of a story about two painters that were employed to fresco the walls of a magnificent cathedral more than a century ago. Both stood on rude scaffolding constructed for the purpose, some distance from the floor.
One of the men was so intent upon his work, forgetting where he was, stepped back slowly, surveying critically the work of his brush, until he had neared the edge of the plank on which he stood. At that moment, his companion perceiving his friend’s danger, seized a wet brush and flung it against the wall, splattering the picture with unsightly blotches of color.
The painter flew forward, and lunged upon his friend with fierce anger, until he suddenly became aware of the danger he had just escaped. Then, with tears of gratitude, he blessed the hand that had saved him.
How often do we get so absorbed with the pictures of our world that we become unconscious of our own peril? We can get so caught up in our humanity and the pleasantries it has to offer, that we have no idea just how far we have veered from the path that God has planned for us. Often times without knowing it, we may be so very close to our own demise. It is then that God in His mercy often chooses to dash out “beautiful things”, and draw us; at the very time we are complaining of His dealings, into His outstretched arms of love.
God, in His infinite wisdom, knows what is best for us. He can see us at the edge of the plank, where we are blinded by the object that has captured our attention. God may use a friend to splatter our best-laid plans, but only for our own good. If we wouldn’t let our best friend fall to their death, why would we expect anything less from our Savior?
The Bible says that God’s mercies are new every day (Lam 3:22). God is merciful. His hands are there to catch us, to break our fall, and He will remove a stumbling block in our lives, even if it makes us angry for a moment. Because when all the dust has cleared, and the story has unfolded, it is often the prayers that God seemingly “ignored” that have often saved us from certain Spiritual death. Let us all pray that we might trust Him today in His infinite knowledge, and lean not on our own finite understanding. Maybe then, we could walk away from the edge that threatens to draw us away from the masterpiece that our Father is creating in each of us.
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Goethe (German Writer, Statesman) once said, after hearing a young minister said, “When I go to hear a preacher preach, I may not agree with what he says, but I want him to believe it.” Even a vacillating unbeliever has no respect for the man who lacks the courage to preach what he believes.
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An ancient city was besieged, and at length, obliged to the people in the city to surrender. In the city were two brothers, who had obliged the conquering general, and received permission to leave the city before it was set on fire, taking with them as much of their property as each could carry. The two youths appeared at the gates of the city, one of them carrying their father, and the other carrying their mother.
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It was the trademark of John Newton (1725 – 1807), when his memory had almost completely gone, that he would never forget two things:
Newton’s tombstone reads, “John Newton, Clerk, once an infidel and libertine, a servant of slaves in Africa, was, by the rich mercy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, preserved, restored, pardoned, and appointed to preach the faith he had long labored to destroy.”
But a far greater testimony outlives Newton in the most famous of the hundreds of hymns he wrote:
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear, The hour I first believed.Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come. ‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
July 14 Devotional
How Can I Be Saved?
You’ve probably seen John 3:16 posted somewhere on a sign, written on a freeway overpass, at a concert, at a sporting event, or even read to you as a little child. This verse is a simple one. There are 20 monosyllables (single words) in the verse. The Gospel is meant to be simple for everyone!
Be sure of your Salvation. Right now, and pray this simple prayer with a sincere heart...
“Lord, forgive me for my sins. I confess that I am a sinner. Come into my heart and make me the person you created me to be. I receive your gift of pardon through Jesus dying for me on the cross to save me. – Amen”
It was once determined in a court of law that a pardon is only a pardon when it is accepted. There is a true story about a man that refused his pardon. A judge ruled that a pardon is only a pardon when it is accepted. When you prayed that prayer and accepted God’s pardon for your sins, you became a new creation in Christ.
The Bible teaches that you are saved by faith through Jesus. Grow in the Grace that was just given to you, seek God in His word (The Bible) and go out tell somebody!