Daily Hope – Week 34 – Day 5

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-four – Day 5:

Isaiah 66; 2 Kings 21; 2 Chronicles 33

1 Timothy 1

  Psalm 62

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Isaiah 66; 2 Kings 21; 2 Chronicles 33

  • Isaiah 66:8 was fulfilled on May 14th, 1948 when Israel became a nation again in one day.
  • On 14 May 1948, the day before the expiration of the British Mandate, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared “the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel, to be known as the State of Israel.”
  • 2 Kings 21 and 2 Chronicles 33 both deal with King Manasseh. The slight differences are to emphasize different points. Kings presents Manasseh as the worst of Judah’s kings and the primary reason for the exile. Chronicles uses  him to show the reality of forgiveness and restoration, even for the worst sinners. (1 Tim 1:15)

1 Timothy 1

  • The glorious mercy and grace of God to us is unmeasurable!

Psalm 62

  • Pray this psalm out loud. Worship the Lord!

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Week Thirty-Four
Day 1: Is. 53-56; Colossians 1
Day 2: Is. 57-59; Colossians 2; Ps. 103
Day 3: Is. 60-63; Colossians 3
Day 4: Is. 64-65; Colossians 4; Ps. 107
Day 5: Is. 66; 2 Kings 21; 2 Chr. 33; 1 Tim. 1; Ps. 62

 

 

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Daily Hope – Week 34 – Day 4

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-FourDay 4:

Isaiah 64-65

Colossians 4

Psalm 107

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Isaiah 64-65

  • God’s heart is to be sought and found by His people.
  • The Jews rebellion worked for our good, for the good of the goyim, the nations. So that we may be brought into a covenant relationship through Messiah.

Colossians 4

  • The mention of slaves in the scripture bothers some people. It is important to know that in Israel the “slaves” were people who were sold to pay off debts and things like that. They were freed from their debt,  and sent back home every 7 years. You can read about this is Exodus 21, and Jeremiah 24.
  • There is also the Shmitah year. Which is the seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle mandated by the Torah for the Land of Israel, when everything goes back to where it belongs. You can read about that in Leviticus 25.

Psalm 107

  • Meditate on God’s steadfast love, through everything!
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Week Thirty-Four
Day 1: Is. 53-56; Colossians 1
Day 2: Is. 57-59; Colossians 2; Ps. 103
Day 3: Is. 60-63; Colossians 3
Day 4: Is. 64-65; Colossians 4; Ps. 107
Day 5: Is. 66; 2 Kings 21; 2 Chr. 33; 1 Tim. 1; Ps. 62

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Daily Hope – Week 34 – Day 3

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-FourDay 3:

Isaiah 60-63

Colossians 3

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Isaiah 60-63

  • Zion is both the recipient of God’s light and the reflector of God’s light.
  • The word gentiles is translated “nations” in other places.
  • Messiah quoted Isaiah 61: 1-2, but He stopped before the part of the verse that mentions the day of the Lord’s vengeance, the rest listed will come later at the time of judgment when He comes again.

Colossians 3

  • Seek the things above! This reminds us of Jesus’ (Yeshua in Hebrew) words in Matthew chapter 6. Seek first the Kingdom.
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Week Thirty-Four
Day 1: Is. 53-56; Colossians 1
Day 2: Is. 57-59; Colossians 2; Ps. 103
Day 3: Is. 60-63; Colossians 3
Day 4: Is. 64-65; Colossians 4; Ps. 107
Day 5: Is. 66; 2 Kings 21; 2 Chr. 33; 1 Tim. 1; Ps. 62

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Daily Hope – Week 34 – Day 2

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-FourDay 2:

Isaiah 57-59

Colossians 2

Psalm 103

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Isaiah 57-59

  • Idolatry is a very serious sin. Private sin is not hidden from God,  and reveals idolatry in some form.
  • Fasting, or anything else you do with a wrong motive (You aren’t going to get God to do something by fasting. Fasting helps you hear God better.)
  • Fasting to show off to others, to show you’re better than others is empty, worthless, and making yourself a god in your own life.

Colossians 2

  • Paul speaks very strongly here against asceticism. Asceticism means severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. The people of Colossae were being caught up in a false teaching that basically said if you deny yourself that is what saves you.
  • This is very similar to the chapters in Isaiah that talk about false fasting. Showing off what you do to be above others is idolatry of self.

Psalm 103

  • This psalm reminds us to remind ourselves what GOD does is real and He is the one that has done everything we need! Glory to GOD!
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Week Thirty-Four
Day 1: Is. 53-56; Colossians 1
Day 2: Is. 57-59; Colossians 2; Ps. 103
Day 3: Is. 60-63; Colossians 3
Day 4: Is. 64-65; Colossians 4; Ps. 107
Day 5: Is. 66; 2 Kings 21; 2 Chr. 33; 1 Tim. 1; Ps. 62

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Daily Hope – Week 34 – Day 1

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-FourDay 1:

Isaiah 53-56

Colossians 1

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Isaiah 53-56

  • Isaiah 53 is one of the most quoted and referenced chapters in the New Testament. Read it out loud and look up any cross references your Bible has listed. Spend some time really hearing this chapter. Let the Holy Spirit reveal more and more of Messiah to you as you study and read.

Colossians 1

  • The great mystery! We can now see this mystery throughout the Old Testament, but at the time it was hidden. The gentiles (goyim in Hebrew), the nations, would be allowed to have equal access to the Father through the sacrifice of Messiah. Many of the phrases and words that Paul uses here are covenant words that the Jewish people would be familiar with. Now they are applied also to the nations, the gentiles, the non-Jew.
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Week Thirty-Four
Day 1: Is. 53-56; Colossians 1
Day 2: Is. 57-59; Colossians 2; Ps. 103
Day 3: Is. 60-63; Colossians 3
Day 4: Is. 64-65; Colossians 4; Ps. 107
Day 5: Is. 66; 2 Kings 21; 2 Chr. 33; 1 Tim. 1; Ps. 62

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Daily Hope – Week 33 – Day 5

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-ThreeDay 5:

Isaiah 49-52

Philippians 4

Psalm 92

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Isaiah 49-52

  • The political mission of Cyrus to bring Jacob back to Jerusalem is a shadow of the spiritual redemption by the Servant to free His people from the captivity of sin.
  • The suffering servant will ultimately be a light to the gentiles (goyim in Hebrew), the nations other than Israel.
  • The Lord will restore Zion. Their rejection of Messiah is not the end of His plan for Israel.

Philippians 4

  • Do not be anxious. How is this possible? It is a 3-step process.
  • I heard it explained once as chess moves.
  • We do: v6 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
  • God does: v7 “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
  • And we do: v8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
  • v9 “and the God of peace shall be with you.

Psalm 92

  • Oh Lord! How great are your works!!

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Week Thirty-Three
1: Is. 36-37; Eph. 6; Ps. 76
2: 2 Kings 20; Is. 38-40; Phil. 1; Ps. 75
3: Is. 41-44; Phil. 2
4: Is. 45-48; Phil. 3
5: Is. 49-52; Phil. 4; Ps. 92

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Daily Hope – Week 33 – Day 4

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-ThreeDay 4:

Isaiah 45-48

Philippians 3

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Isaiah 45-48

  • God called a foreign, heathen king, King Cyrus, to bring about His will for His people to rebuild Jerusalem.
  • It is easy for us to see the evilness of idols as we read these scripture passages. But idols are merely something or someone we allow to be in the place of God or above/more important than God and the things of God.

Philippians 3

  • Have no faith in the flesh—not your job, not your position, not your name.
  • Forget those things that are behind, and reach toward the things that are ahead. Pressing toward the goal of the upward call of God in Christ.
  • Our citizenship is in heaven.

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Week Thirty-Three
1: Is. 36-37; Eph. 6; Ps. 76
2: 2 Kings 20; Is. 38-40; Phil. 1; Ps. 75
3: Is. 41-44; Phil. 2
4: Is. 45-48; Phil. 3
5: Is. 49-52; Phil. 4; Ps. 92

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Daily Hope – Week 33 – Day 3

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-ThreeDay 3:

Isaiah 41-44

Philippians 2

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Isaiah 41-44

  • Isaiah’s words here are layered prophecies. They speak of Israel as a nation, her servanthood to God, and His constant defense of her. But they also speak of Messiah, His servanthood to mankind.

Philippians 2

  • Jesus (Yeshua in Hebrew) the servant. He put on that role by choice.
  • We are to have the same mind as the humble servant, checking always to do the things listed in this chapter. We are to be like-minded, in love, one accord, esteem others as greater than ourselves, and look out for the interests of others first.
  • Do all things without complaining or disputing.
  • Be lights in the world, holding fast the word of life.

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Week Thirty-Three
1: Is. 36-37; Eph. 6; Ps. 76
2: 2 Kings 20; Is. 38-40; Phil. 1; Ps. 75
3: Is. 41-44; Phil. 2
4: Is. 45-48; Phil. 3
5: Is. 49-52; Phil. 4; Ps. 92

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Daily Hope – Week 33 – Day 2

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-ThreeDay 2:

2 Kings 20; Isaiah 38-40

Philippians 1

Psalm 75

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2 Kings 20; Isaiah 38-40

  • Hezekiah’s underlying trust in the Lord surfaced repeatedly during his reign, and God responded, and showed Himself faithful.

Philippians 1

  • He who has begun a good work in you will complete it.
  • Let your love abound more and more.

Psalm 75

  • The wicked will not endure forever.

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Week Thirty-Three
1: Is. 36-37; Eph. 6; Ps. 76
2: 2 Kings 20; Is. 38-40; Phil. 1; Ps. 75
3: Is. 41-44; Phil. 2
4: Is. 45-48; Phil. 3
5: Is. 49-52; Phil. 4; Ps. 92

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Daily Hope – Week 33 – Day 1

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“Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path” (Psalms 119:105).

Expect to hear from God today!

Week Thirty-Three – Day 1:

 Isaiah 36-37

Ephesians 6

Psalm 76

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Isaiah 36-37

  •  When God’s people line themselves up with His will, and trust in His power alone, they find Him faithful to keep His Word.
  • These two chapters prove that Isaiah’s previous prophecies are true. Judah was destroyed by Assyria, Jerusalem was besieged, a faithful remnant was delivered, and the Assyrians would be destroyed.
  • Isaiah’s words also proved correct that sin compounded with trust in anything else but God brings defeat, and repentance and faith in the Lord brings deliverance.

Ephesians 6

  •  There are many studies out there about the Armor of God. And there is much discussion of how to put it on and what it contains. The one thing that I do not see enough of is, “Don’t take it off.”
  • Stand Firm! This is a small phrase with a gigantic meaning in believers’ lives. It is the key to grabbing a hold of the victory that Jesus has won for us already. The only way to lose is to quit! Persistence, perseverance… DON’T QUIT, the Devil must flee! He has no choice.

Psalm 76

  • The God of the universe is more glorious and excellent! Nothing compares!

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Week Thirty-Three
1: Is. 36-37; Eph. 6; Ps. 76
2: 2 Kings 20; Is. 38-40; Phil. 1; Ps. 75
3: Is. 41-44; Phil. 2
4: Is. 45-48; Phil. 3
5: Is. 49-52; Phil. 4; Ps. 92

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