Bible Prophecy in the News
The Meaning of the Number: 3
March 01 – If You Could Ask God Just One Question
March 02 – The Shortest Chapter in the Bible
March 03 – When God Ran – Joyful Father Runs to His Prodigal Son
March 04 – The Longest Chapter in the Bible
March 05 – Crowns in the Bible
March 06 – Life is a “Poema”
March 07 – Why Does God Likes “Hidden” Things?
March 08 – Seeing Through a Glass Darkly
March 09 – Man, The Telechronomic Machine
March 10 – Pressing On in Life – A Surpassing Victory
March 11 – All That David Did Was Good, Except for the Matter of…
March 12 – Grounded and Rooted – Eph Col 2:4-7
March 13 – Let Your Words be as Jewels
March 14 – When the Wicked Prosper
March 15 – Iron Sharpens Iron
March 16 – The Simplicity of the Gospel – John 3:16 – 22 Monosyllables
March 17 – If Your Gospel Doesn’t Allow For Suffering
March 18 – To Every Man an Answer
March 19 – A Counting God
March 20 – How to Live in a Time of Deception – That No Man Deceives You
ARIES (The Ram or Lamb). The Lamb that was slain, prepared for the victory.
Mazzaroth - Pisces March 21 to April 20
1. CASSIOPEIA (The Enthroned Woman). The captive delivered, and preparing for her husband, the Redeemer.
2. CETUS (The Sea Monster). The great enemy bound.
3. PERSEUS (The Breaker). Delivering His redeemed.
March 21 – When You See These Things
March 22 – Before You Complain
March 23 – The Devil Running to and Fro – Job 1
March 24 – What Will Be Your First Glimpse of Eternity? – Little Girl Becomes Blind For Life.
March 25 – The Manifold Wisdom Of God – Ephesians 3:10
March 26 – How Then Shall We Accept Death?
March 27 – It is Well With My Soul – Horratio Stafford
March 28 – When You Want to Know God’s Will in Your Life
March 29 – God Asks 77 Questions
March 30 – The Crown of Life
March 31 – Treasures in the Snow
The Meaning of the Number: 3
The earth was separated from the waters on the 3rd day (Genesis 1:9-13)
Baby Moses was hidden by his mother for 3 months (Exodus 2:1] and the adult Moses requests of Pharaoh that he let Moses take his people on a 3-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifice to their God (Exodus 3:18).
Jonah spent 3 days in the belly of the great fish (Jonah 2:1); Jonah took three days to journey across the city of Nineveh (Jonah 3:3)
Jesus' ministry lasted 3 years, covering three Passovers (John 2:13; 6:4; 11:55-12:1).
There are 3 divisions of time: past, present, and future
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)
March 01 Devotional
March 02 Devotional
“And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” – Luke 15:20
In this verse (Luke 15:20), we see the only mention of when God ran. It is found within the Parable of the Prodigal son. Here we see a joyful Father running at the first sight of his prodigal son returning that had left him some time ago.
For a parent it is heart wrenching to have a child go the way of a prodigal. The pain of this sorrow is deeper than one can imagine. You second guess the way you raised your children, the things you said, the choices you made, but it the end it is their choice to leave. This sorrow resides in a deep place within your soul. In this verse, God shows us how we should treat a prodigal that returns home; “But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” – Luke 15:20
There is another parable where Jesus left the ninety-nine sheep to go after the one sheep that went astray (Luke 15:4). In Greek text, the word “astray” used here can also be translated, “deceived astray”. How do you deal with a prodigal child? Do you go after them, or do you let him go as the Father illustrated in the Prodigal’s parable did for his son? These are very hard questions. The father in this story waited for his son to return and then ran to him when he saw him coming towards him.
A closer look at the culture of that day shows that the Father may have had to run to his son in an effort to save his life from being stoned to death. The son had dishonored his Father. In those days, many a rebellious son had been stoned for a lesser offense. The son would have had to pass through the housing of the Father’s servants and neighbors. Stoning was certainly a possibility, and the Father knew this. Perhaps this is why he “Ran” to his son. Perhaps he had heard others talking about what would be a just punishment for his rebellious son. Perhaps he ran to protect him from any harm.
Another thing to consider is the Father’s robe. He would have had to lift up the bottom of his robe to run to his son. This was a sign of dishonor for a father to lift up his robe and run in any manner, thus showing his concern only for the life of his son who was lost and was now returning. This parable is rich with many treasures and insights for anyone wanting to study how God receives back to Himself those of us who choose to leave.
I’m reminded of another story on this topic about a daughter who left her mother one night to pursue the things that she had heard the world had to offer her. The mother had always left a light on and her door unlocked for her daughter when she would return home late at night. The daughter consumed by her passions, came home later and later until one evening until she did not return home at all. Her passions had taken her flesh far beyond her wildest imaginations.
Then one day, she was reminded of her mother. Many years had passed. She quickly headed home, traveling all day to see her mother. When she arrived late at night, she saw the light that her mother had left on, and was surprised to find the door was left unlocked.
When she entered her mother’s home, she asked her mother why she had left the light on so late, and why the door was unlocked so late at night. Her mother replied that she did this every night since she had left, anticipating her return, and now she was joyful that the day had finally come of her return home. The daughter fell to her mother’s feet and wept. Such devoted love from the broken heart of a mother.
I think that there are few things harder in life than being a parent of a prodigal. Never lose hope for the day when you can rejoice in the words spoken by a Father many years ago (Luke 15:23-24); “And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill [it]; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.”
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“It is always on the backside of the desert that we come to the mountain of God – on the backside of the desert of self, at the end of our own dreams and ambitions and plans. Poor Moses had quite a come-down from the courts of Egypt to the desert of Midian. He carried in his hand only the shepherd’s rod, fit symbol of his humiliation. God demanded that he cast even that to ground. And when he took it up again it became henceforth the ‘Rod of the Lord.’ If God has brought you to the backside of the desert, if you are reduced, as it were, to a shepherd’s rod, cast even that gladly at His feet and He will restore it to you the rod of God – and with it you shall work wonders in His name so long as you ‘Endure as seeing Him Who is invisible”
– Vance Havner, American preacher (1901-1986)
“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.”
– 1 Peter 4: 12-13
March 04 Devotional
March 5 Devotional
March 06 Devotional
Mar 08 Devotional
March 09 Devotional
March 11 Devotional
March 12 Devotional
March 13 Devotional
March 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!