Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Anger Cleaning at the Temple

At this point in time, the corruption of those buying and selling in the Temple was so great that it had become a house to prey instead of a house to pray, and those doing the preying were the ones buying and selling – most likely buying the animals from people who brought their own to sacrifice because it wasn’t good enough, and then selling another animal back to them at inflated prices. Continue reading

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Fit For a Spy Novel!

I have no doubt that Jesus had arranged for one of His followers, who remained nameless, to provide this colt for Him to enter Jerusalem. Jesus sent the disciples to pick up this colt and it’s interesting that He knows that no one has ever ridden on this animal. It’s also interesting to me that Jesus didn’t tell them to contact anyone, perhaps to spare them harm should inquiries be made by the Pharisees or the Sadducees later (?), but to see this colt, untie him and bring him to Jesus. While Jesus told them not to initiate contact, He gave them would would be considered a countersign to let the owner know that the right people were taking this colt. It’s fitting that the beginning of the end of this mission from God should have some old-fashioned spycraft at the start of things. Continue reading

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December 7 – Bringing True Justice to the World

Ephesians 4:1-16; Ezekiel 10-11; Isaiah 42 “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.” (Isaiah 42:1 NKJV)  Justice is … Continue reading

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November 30 – Finding Hope in God in the Midst of Utter Desolation

Galatians 4:21-31; Lamentations 3-4; Psalm 146 “This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord … Continue reading

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November 24 – Do We Find God’s Will to Consider It or Do It?

2 Peter 2; Jeremiah 43-44; Psalm 140 “Now it happened, when Jeremiah had stopped speaking to all the people all the words of the Lord their God, for which the Lord their God had sent him to them, all these … Continue reading

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November 1 – Dealing With the Problems and Frustrations of Life

1 Timothy 3; Isaiah 36-37; Psalm 119:97-120 “And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. Then Hezekiah prayed … Continue reading

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October 20 – Trust God, Don’t Have Misplaced Fears

Revelation 20; Isaiah 7-8; Psalm 110 “For the Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying: ‘Do not say, “A conspiracy,” Concerning all that … Continue reading

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October 11 – Thank Him, Proclaim His Name, and Sing!

Revelation 11; Esther 1; Psalm 105:1-25 “Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works!” (Psalm 105:1-2 NKJV)  The … Continue reading

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October 4 – Lies, Rumors, Character Assassination, and Political Traps

Revelation 4; Nehemiah 5:1-7:4; Psalm 99 “Afterward I came to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was a secret informer; and he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within … Continue reading

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September 5 – It Helps to Know the End of the Story

John 11:1-27; 2 Chronicles 10-11; Psalm 75 “Therefore the sisters sent to Him, saying, ‘Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.’ When Jesus heard that, He said, ‘This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, … Continue reading

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