Friday, October 1, 2010

DAY 408 - God's Vengeance?

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  • Today's Reading: Numbers 31
  • Please read Numbers 31 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method:Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf. (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

    Please click this link to worship with us - Open The Eyes of My Heart

    Please click the links below to Numbers 31:

    Chinese: 31&version=CUV

    NIV: 31&version=NIV

    ESV: 31&version=ESV

    Message: 31&version=MSG

    So Moses said to the people, "Arm some of your men to go to war against the Midianites and to carry out the Lord's vengeance on them" Numbers 31: 3

    We can never understand why God did that more than three thousand years ago. If any nation does this kind of killing now, they will surely be overthrown by the United Nation. But if you go back a few chapter and read from Numbers 22 to 25, then you might have a chance to understand how the Midianites wanted to take out all the Israelites with all kinds of methods and how close the Israelites were to a point of total extinction.

    There are lots of things we would never understand and ask why. But, the best way is to have a daily intimate relationship with God and only through that can you live peacefully and joyfully, even though you can not understand why.

    Dear Lord Jesus,

    Open my eyes to see those things I am not able to see. Open my ears to hear those things I am not able to hear. Open my heart to understand those things I am not able to understand. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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    Prayer items today:

    For ACiC/AI

    Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng (Michelle)

    Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

    Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird (Janice),

    Rev. Simon Neill (Jo), Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

    Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)

    Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

    Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)

    Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time

    The Rt. Rev. Alexander Maury (Sandy) Greene (Gigi)

    Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time

    The Light of Christ Church, Nanaimo

    Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Kathy King

    Welcome! The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christians to have daily devotion - a wonderful and intimate time with Jesus.
    There are three reasons for you to use this blog as your daily devotion:
    1. A healthy spiritual diet - One chapter of the Bible daily. We really need at least one chapter of Bible daily so that we are well fed.
    2. A good example of Spiritual Journaling - What I have committed for 1,189 days(the Bible has 1,189 chapters)to write this daily post is not for teaching purposes but this is my daily spiritual journal - I write down what I hear from Jesus and how I experience His intimate relationship with me each day. I have launched a wide-spectrum research on daily devotion and have found out that there are less than 10% of Christians that are having daily devotion. Out of that 10%, many having daily devotion are doing so because of guilt (they know that they are Christians and need to have daily devotion and feel guilty if they don’t do that), duty (they need to fulfill their duty as a Christian) or study(lots of Christians primarily use their daily devotion as a time to study the Bible). I do pray and hope that you will make up your mind to have a relational daily devotion so that you can have an intimate time with Jesus. I pray that you will write your own spiritual journal as well.
    3. An online discipler – One of the reasons that so many Christians do not have daily devotion is because they do not have a discipler. A discipler can help them build up this basic element of discipleship when they first become Christians. The best way for you is to have a discipler to walk with you for a certain period of time so that daily devotion become a good habit. Or, you may have a small group of two to three people to encourage and be accountable to each other so that you won’t stop your daily devotion. I offer myself as your online discipler to walk with you daily to enrich your spiritual journey. So, shall we start this journey with Jesus Christ our Lord now!

    1 comment:

    1. You are right that this is a very shocking chapter. It is good that you acknowledged it. My sense is that the only way we can understand this passage is through Ephesians Chapter 6. The Old Testament physical warfare becomes resymbolized through the cross into spiritual warfare. Our weapons, as Paul said, are not 'carnal'. May we remember daily to put on the full armour of God, the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, the sword of the Spirit, the belt of Truth, the Gospel shoes of peace, praying in the Spirit at all times.


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