Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Pride can Destroy a Generation.
Do Not Fear, I am the Messenger Gabriel with a Message from God for You
Our Bible Study at Open Door
Church on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am, continues of interest in the incense
burned during the worship at the temple.From my notes I present an edited message.
Pride can destroy a
Chronicles chapter 24:1,2 Now these were
the divisions of the sons of Aaron; Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and
Ithamar.But Nadab and Abihu died before
their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the
The two sons of Aaron who died because they used
strange fire that displeased God and they were struck dead.If they had lived their offspring may have
been in the line of Christ.
There was a divisionand order of the Priests, and in turn they
served at the temple with various duties. Their entire generation was destroyed because of their rebellion and sin against God's ways.
Luke chapter one, happened at the altar of
incense where Zacharias the Priest had his two weeks of service.The priests were chosen by lot to serve, and
each priest had a work to do.Once in a
lifetime they were allowed to enter into the Holy of Holies for 2 weeks.
An angel appeared to Zacharias with a message
that his barren wife Elizabeth
would conceive and bare a son and the child was to be named John.The child shall be
full of the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb.He shall be great in the sight of the Lord and many will turn to the
It is interesting that this occurred at the altar
Zacharias questioned the Angel’s message, because
both he and his wife were old.Because
he did not believe the angel, he was struck mute.The people wondered why he was so long in the
holy of holies.When he came out, they
realized he must have seen a vision.
Zacharias returned home, and the Lord took away Elizabeth’s reproach and
she became pregnant as the angel had said. (This was also prophesied in the Old
The same angel
“Gabriel” appeared to Mary with the good news about her being chosen to bare
the Savior of the World.Mary being a
virgin wondered how this could be.
1:35-38 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost
shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee:
therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the
Son of God.
And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth,
she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with
her, who was called barren. For with God
nothing shall be impossible.
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid
of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from
Mary decided to visit
her cousin and as she arrived at Elizabeth’s
home and called out, the baby in Elizabeth’s
womb leaped for joy in the womb, and was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Luke 1:57 - - Now Elisabeth's full time came that
she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son.And her neighbors and her cousins heard how
the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.
And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they
came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of
And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he
shall be called John.And they said unto
her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name.And they made signs to his father, how he
would have him called.And he asked for
a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled all.
And his mouth was opened immediately, and his
tongue loosed, and he spoke, and praised