Ezekiel 33:1-34:31, Hebrews 13:1-25, Psalms 115:1-18, Proverbs 27:21-22
Today is the 16th day of November welcome to the Daily Audio Bible I am Brian and it’s wonderful to be here with you today as we gather around the Global Campfire and move forward by one step. One step forward each and every day leads us through the Bible in a year. So, it is wonderful to be here with you today around the Global Campfire taking the next step forward. This week we’re reading from the New International Version and our next step forward will lead us back into the book of Ezekiel. And the journey continues with chapters 33 and 34 today.
Okay. So, we concluded the letter to the Hebrews today and along the way we…we noticed many times that Hebrews is written to Hebrews and presents the gospel of Jesus in a Hebrews centric…from a Hebrew centric perspective, which is a very important for we who are Gentiles who never grew up in Judaism to have because it’s the context Jesus did His ministry in. And, so, we watched as the writer of Hebrews laid out the argument that all that is happening was expected to happen, was foretold in Hebrew prophecy, that all that is surrounding Jesus was foretold. And among other things we walked down the hall of faith, realizing that in the Hebrew story, because the hall of faith is all references to the Hebrew Scriptures and people in the Hebrew Scriptures. So, it's…it wasn’t just like random people around the world who were famous for their faith. This is all part of the Hebrew story. We walked down the hall of faith, recognizing that it’s faith that changes the story, it’s faith that changes our story. And we also learned about endurance, which is something we will continue to learn about all the way through to the end of the year, but we learned even while walking down the hall of faith in all of those examples that endurance was a part of the story too. The people in the hall of faith had a promise and in faith they marched toward that promise whether they experienced it in life or not paving the way for we continue with that mission. So, the letter to the Hebrews provides us tremendous context for what makes the good news the good news. And, so, we’ve completed that letter and it ends with the benediction and it’s in a very Hebrews centric context that this benediction is pronounced. Everything in the benediction is referring back to what we understand about the work of Christ from a Hebrew perspective. “Now may the God of peace through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus the great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing His will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
Father, we thank You for allowing us again to move through the letter to the Hebrews, to move through the story again reminding ourselves that faith is the activator of the story. Without faith it is impossible to please. So, Holy Spirit come. Plant the words from Hebrews into the soil of our hearts. May it yield fruit in our lives, the fruit of Your Spirit. May it enrich and educate us and transform our hearts, we pray. In the precious and mighty name of Jesus, we ask. Amen.
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Community Prayer and Praise:
Hi, DAB I’m feeling sad and I don’t want to be sad and I’m missing out on a lot of good things. I’m so tired of being sad. I would like your prayers please. Thank you.
High DAB family this is Susie from Colorado I am calling begging for you please every single person that hears this please pray for us. We have lost almost all ability to transport food from the port in Port-au-Prince to our orphanages and schools. We are getting daily requests for food from people in four different villages and people are literally dying of starvation right now. And we just…we are…every time we try to bring the food we incur heavy gunfire, threats of kidnapping, and we just are really worried. So, I beg for your prayer and especially for our staff, our orphans who are no longer orphans because they have us. And we just pray for safety and for help to come to Haiti soon. We need help. Please pray pray that the UN will intervene and that they will come with boots on the ground and annihilate these gangs. They are killing people. I get videos of mass slaughter that I’m not seeing on the news, and I don’t know why the world isn’t seeing this. It's…it’s literally less than 90 minutes from Miami that this is all happening. Thank you. God bless. Bye.
Good morning Daily Audio Bible it’s Laura Lee in Boynton Beach. It’s Saturday the 12th of November. It’s seven in the morning. I really thought about an hour ago I was about to see Jesus, face to face. It was foggy and I just dropped my cousin off at the airport early in the morning and I was on I-95…I-95 on the way home to Boynton Beach from Fort Lauderdale. I spun out on 95, did two 360s and landed in a lot of water on the…in the culvert. I’m just praising God that I did not hurt anyone else or that anyone else was involved that might not have been ready to see the Lord. Me, I’m ready. But I saw that…I saw that post coming at me as I was turning, called out His name. So, it’s not today. I was able to drive out and drive home. Transmissions not too good on the car but who cares. I love you all I. just wanted you to know that. And I thought, my goodness I haven’t told you recently, so I thought I’d call you. I love you all. Praying for you all. God bless you all.
Vincent Walking in Love this is God’s Life Speaker I had to sit a little bit and just ponder and pray about just your heaviness and your question. And I mean, you know, Deuteronomy 29:29, some things we would just never know and maybe we’ll know them when we get to heaven but for here on earth. I have my Hungarian grandmother’s Bible. It’s in Hungarian or it was actually a Czechoslovakian and she only had one verse underlined and the entire Bible. I never really knew her. I was 11 the last time I saw her and she was this small, looked like so meek kind of woman but I bet she was a powerhouse. It would have been nice to get some lessons from her. But the one verse she has underlined is Ephesians 1:12 and it’s all glory to God. And that is His purpose, for us to bring him glory. Though, we suffer here as people with all these things that we just don’t understand that happen to us, around us. And these circumstances are never really that great, but God is. God is good regardless of all the suffering. And we need to believe that He is who He says He is, and He will do what He says He will do and that is give us salvation and eternal life. So, through these hard parts Vincent who walks with love, eyes on God, all of us we need it and we ask it in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Hello, my DAB family it’s Sean Rogers here from London England UK. I phoned in a couple of times regarding my alcohol and substance misuse issues. I’m very sad to say it’s been a terrible terrible day. I…I thought to myself last night I’ll have a couple of beers which is always a mistake because then two could always turn it to 10 beers and on this occasion unfortunately it did. I’m fooling myself to just think I can have just one I control it. And I’ve been praying today on my knees. I’ve just got back from a massive crack and heroin and all sorts of like anti-anxiety medications. Just abusing everything I get my hands on and I’m disgusted with myself because I’m defiling the God has given me, a temple of God. This is God’s temple. He built us and He created us and I’m abusing it and throwing it in His face, and I’m absolutely disgusted. Now I feel out of despair, I feel so disappointed to myself. Like, I can manage to go for a few days here and there and then I always go back to it, and I hate it. I hate it so much. Like, I don’t know what it is. I would never do drugs without alcohol. So, I need to knock alcohol on the head. And alcohol just destroys me. I don’t know what it is. Why am I escaping reality? Why do I want to feel different to what I’m feeling naturally? Why do I have to take that drink to try and take my mind…why am I not happy? Because I think it’s fine. Like, I’m so involved in the word and God and…oh…I don’t know what is going on. Like, it has a massive hold of me. So, I ask family please pray…pray for me. I know you’ve prayed for me before and I’ve made some progress but family please pray for me to abstain from alcohol because one day I’m gonna drop dead. And the Lord has kept me alive for so long because He must have a plan for me that I don’t know about. But He knows and I have been yet to fulfill it. But please pray for me people. Please pray for me to get away from this alcohol and get away from the devil, be sober, be vigilant, for the devil seeks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. I need your help guys. I love you all. Sean from England London.