Thursday November 21, 2013 “Commissioned”

Ezra 7:25 “And you, Ezra, according to your God-given wisdom, set magistrates and judges who may judge all the people who are in the region beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God; and teach those who do not know them.”  This verse includes the words of a non-believing king who … Continue reading

Wednesday November 20, 2013 “Provision”

This week we have been looking at Ezra 7:10 “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel.” The priest-scribe had prepared his heart and the hand of God was upon him.  The next step was provision for the … Continue reading

Tuesday November 19, 2013 “Qualified”

Ezra  7:10  “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel.”   Ezra, we discovered yesterday, was a man with his heart prepared so that he could fulfil the calling to lead people back to God.  What qualified this … Continue reading

Monday November 18, 2013 “Prepare the Heart”

Ezra 7:10  “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel.” The man of God must prepare his heart before he can live and communicate godly ways in life. Ezra prepared himself first in his heart. This is the … Continue reading

Sunday November 17, 2013 “Let God Help”

This past week we have been praying according to Isaiah 41:13  13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”   Tonight as we  join our hearts together in prayers of agreement between the hours of 6 and 9 pm (all time zones) let … Continue reading

Saturday November 16, 2013 “Confidence in God”

Isaiah 41:13 “13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”  In this scripture God says, “Give me your hand.”  This is like crossing the street with a toddler.  Besides the safety factor there is also the confidence that says, “Good-bye to fear” in … Continue reading

Friday November 15, 2013 “Friendship with God”

Isaiah 41:13 “13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”  The right hand extended in friendship means the end of hostility and the beginning of a trust relationship founded in love and respect.  Jesus’ death on the cross reveals how far God’s love … Continue reading

Thursday November 14, 2013 “The Security of God’s Hand”

Isaiah 41:13 “13 For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”  Jesus said in John 10:28 “No man can pluck you out of my hand.” Put this scripture together with “Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God” and you have as it were … Continue reading

Wednesday November 13, 2013 “Lord, Save Me!”

Is.41:13    “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”    From the Psalmist’s testimony in Ps. 18:16  “He took me and drew  me out of many waters”  to Peter’s words when “beginning to sink” in stormy waters, “Lord, Save Me!” –  help comes … Continue reading

Tuesday November 12, 2013 “He takes us by the right hand”

Is 41:13  “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”     How simple –  hold out your hand to the Lord and he will take hold of it and welcome you.  People have many excuses not to reach out to God but not … Continue reading