1 Samuel 30 and Zephaniah 3 by the casting of the lot before the LORD. INTRODUCTION TO 17:00 BEGINNING WITH WORSHIP SONG AND THEN MESSAGE. These prophetic messages are preached by the casting of lots before the LORD to receive any two possible chapters from the Bible using 2 independent Random Bible applications. The 2 chapters confirm each other to be of God by the common theme discovered in those chapters. Today’s message is on 1 Samuel 30 and Zephaniah 3 and is 69 minutes and 02 seconds long. Preached usually immediately after a one-half hour of mediation on these two chapters.
October 23, 2023 Monday
Revelations 13 and 1 Kings 2
The common theme and message between these two chapters is that of total loyalty and devotion is expected of the LORD and also of those that follow Satan to worship the Anti-Christ. Anything less of the servants of the LORD resulted in the consequences of judgment without peace resulting in death before God’s appointed time for their highest purpose and good. Likewise the Anti-Christ puts to death all that refuse to worship him. What assured the establishment of the kingdom of Solomon was this full loyalty and devotion lived out but also required the same of Solomon to the LORD which fell short in so that he died at only 59 years old. He was deceived to compromise by beautiful women.
Rev 13:8-10 (KJV)
8And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.9If any man have an ear, let him hear.10He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Rev 13:16-18 (KJV)
16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:17And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.18Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.
1Kgs 2:1-4 (KJV)
1Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,2I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;3And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:4That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.
1Kgs 2:5-10 (KJV)
5Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, [and] what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that [was] about his loins, and in his shoes that [were] on his feet.6Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.7But shew kindness unto the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite, and let them be of those that eat at thy table: for so they came to me when I fled because of Absalom thy brother.8And, behold, [thou hast] with thee Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the LORD, saying, I will not put thee to death with the sword.9Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou [art] a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.10So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
October 24, 2023 Tuesday
Proverbs 21 and Numbers 7
God’s voice speaks from the place of mercy and thus to use when in our hearts we are reciprocative of the integrity of His love in judgment that is transcendent in His mercy.
Prov 21:21 (KJV)
21He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
Prov 21:30-31 (KJV)
30[There is] no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.31The horse [is] prepared against the day of battle: but safety [is] of the LORD.
Prov 21:1-4 (KJV)
1The king’s heart [is] in the hand of the LORD, [as] the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.2Every way of a man [is] right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.3To do justice and judgment [is] more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.4An high look, and a proud heart, [and] the plowing of the wicked, [is] sin.
Num 7:89 (KJV)
89And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that [was] upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.
October 25, 2023 Wednesday
Acts 18 and Haggai 1
Hag 1:3-5 (KJV)
3Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,4[Is it] time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and this house [lie] waste?5Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
Hag 1:12-15 (KJV)
12Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD.13Then spake Haggai the LORD’S messenger in the LORD’S message unto the people, saying, I [am] with you, saith the LORD.14And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,15In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.
Acts 18:9-16 (KJV)
9Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:10For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.11And he continued [there] a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.12And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,13Saying, This [fellow] persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.14And when Paul was now about to open [his] mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O [ye] Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:15But if it be a question of words and names, and [of] your law, look ye [to it]; for I will be no judge of such [matters].16And he drave them from the judgment seat.
October 26, 2023 Thursday
1 Samuel 30 and Zephaniah 3
Both of these chapters describe great distress that the people of God found themselves in and the enemy that they clearly needed to destroy who had robbed them of what was most precious to them such as their wives, sons, and daughters. In both chapters there is great deliverance and full restoration of what was robbed from them plus far more. Both chapters reveal that it was not just the strong and healthy that received reward but also those that were weaker and could not fight. In both chapters they turned to the LORD and waited on Him for His guidance to bring deliverance. What happened to David in this historical account is a picture of what will happen to Israel in the last days as prophesied in Zephaniah 3.
1Sam 30:3-8 (KJV)
3So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, [it was] burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives.4Then David and the people that [were] with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.5And David’s two wives were taken captives, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail the wife of Nabal the Carmelite.6And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.7And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech’s son, I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod. And Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David.8And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake [them], and without fail recover [all].
1Sam 30:18-31 (KJV)
18And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.19And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any [thing] that they had taken to them: David recovered all.20And David took all the flocks and the herds, [which] they drave before those [other] cattle, and said, This [is] David’s spoil.21And David came to the two hundred men, which were so faint that they could not follow David, whom they had made also to abide at the brook Besor: and they went forth to meet David, and to meet the people that [were] with him: and when David came near to the people, he saluted them.22Then answered all the wicked men and [men] of Belial, of those that went with David, and said, Because they went not with us, we will not give them [ought] of the spoil that we have recovered, save to every man his wife and his children, that they may lead [them] away, and depart.23Then said David, Ye shall not do so, my brethren, with that which the LORD hath given us, who hath preserved us, and delivered the company that came against us into our hand.24For who will hearken unto you in this matter? but as his part [is] that goeth down to the battle, so [shall] his part [be] that tarrieth by the stuff: they shall part alike.25And it was [so] from that day forward, that he made it a statute and an ordinance for Israel unto this day.26And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil unto the elders of Judah, [even] to his friends, saying, Behold a present for you of the spoil of the enemies of the LORD;27To [them] which [were] in Bethel, and to [them] which [were] in south Ramoth, and to [them] which [were] in Jattir,28And to [them] which [were] in Aroer, and to [them] which [were] in Siphmoth, and to [them] which [were] in Eshtemoa,29And to [them] which [were] in Rachal, and to [them] which [were] in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to [them] which [were] in the cities of the Kenites,30And to [them] which [were] in Hormah, and to [them] which [were] in Chorashan, and to [them] which [were] in Athach,31And to [them] which [were] in Hebron, and to all the places where David himself and his men were wont to haunt.
Zeph 3:8-13 (KJV)
8Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination [is] to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, [even] all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.9For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.10From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, [even] the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.11In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy mountain.12I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.13The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make [them] afraid.
Zeph 3:14-20 (KJV)
14Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.15The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, [even] the LORD, [is] in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.16In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: [and to] Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.17The LORD thy God in the midst of thee [is] mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.18I will gather [them that are] sorrowful for the solemn assembly, [who] are of thee, [to whom] the reproach of it [was] a burden.19Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.20At that time will I bring you [again], even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.
October 27, 2023 Friday
1 Timothy 6 and 2 Samuel 7
In both of these chapters there is a command to keep the charge of the LORD in ministry to the people of God that will result in ongoing blessing and eternal life. Timothy repeats the statement to lay hold on eternal life in warning against seeking temporal riches.
1Tim 6:6-12 (KJV)
6But godliness with contentment is great gain.7For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out.8And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.10For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.11But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
1Tim 6:13-16 (KJV)
13I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and [before] Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;14That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:15Which in his times he shall shew, [who][ is] the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;16Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.
2Sam 7:8-13 (KJV)
8Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:9And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great [men] that [are] in the earth.10Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,11And as since the time that I commanded judges [to be] over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the LORD telleth thee that he will make thee an house.12And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.13He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
2Sam 7:14-17 (KJV)
14I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:15But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took [it] from Saul, whom I put away before thee.16And thine house and thy kingdom shall be established for ever before thee: thy throne shall be established for ever.17According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.
October 29, 2023 Sunday
Leviticus 25 and Hebrews 7
These chapters are about the liberty and life that Christ brings through the atonement.
Lev 25:8-10 (KJV)
8And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.9Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth [day] of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.10And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout [all] the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.
Lev 25:17-19 (KJV)
17Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I [am] the LORD your God.18Wherefore ye shall do my statutes, and keep my judgments, and do them; and ye shall dwell in the land in safety.19And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.
Heb 7:6-10 (KJV)
6But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.7And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.8And here men that die receive tithes; but there he [receiveth them], of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.9And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
Heb 7:15-19 (KJV)
15And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest,16Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.17For he testifieth, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.18For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.19For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did]; by the which we draw nigh unto God.