May 19, 2016
God’s Instruction Remains
Can you imagine what it’s like to feel like an exile in a foreign land? That’s the way the Jews felt while captive in Babylon. Three times Jerusalem was conquered and people taken. The first group in 606 BC included Daniel and the noble families. The second group in 596 BC included priests, craftsmen and prophets like Ezekiel. Finally, in 586 BC Jerusalem was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar’s army. Ezekiel, Daniel and Jeremiah all prophesied during this time, telling God’s people the reason for their captivity – punishment for their sins. God withdrew His protection and allowed Jerusalem to be destroyed.
Repent and turn away from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
This is frighteningly similar to today’s culture in the United States. Many of God’s people have turned away from Him and disregard His laws. Today’s verse, God’s words through Ezekiel, applies to this nation today just as it did to the Jews in Jerusalem. The Lord’s instruction remains: repent, turn away from your idols, and return to Him.
Take time to pray for Christians in America to heed His voice…and for national leaders like Ezekiel to rise up in this nation to point the way back to God’s protection and provision.
The above devotion came from the “Presidential Prayer Team.” I have enjoyed receiving them for some time, and felt that this Word for today should be shared. I pray you are blessed as I am.
Tomorrow, Friday evening, our Bible College Students will enjoy a blessed “year end event,” our annual banquet (reservations required) followed by “Graduation Practice.” It all begins at 6PM at the facilities of “Gregory Hills Church of God” 7220 James A. Reed Rd., in Kansas City. Saturday, at 2PM at the same facilities will be our Graduation Ceremony. Graduates and all of our Students will be recognized and honored. Dr. William Jenkins, President of Kingsway Fellowship International will be our Graduation Speaker.
Bishop and Sister Jenkins will be remaining through Sunday and will be our Special Pulpit guest at the 10:40AM Service at Heart of America Christian Fellowship. Dr. Jenkins, is a visionary world leader, and has just returned from a European Conference of Kingsway Fellowship International. God’s anointing on him is powerful, I am sure we are in for a great blessing!
Blessings and Prayers…
Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope”.
Dr. Carroll McCarroll