Opening Scripture Before the Message
Isaiah 55:11 TESB so my word that comes from my mouth; will not return to me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and prosper in what I sent it to do.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 TESB All Scripture is inspired by of and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness,
so that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
2 Peter 1:19-21 TESB We also have the prophetic word strongly confirmed, and you do well to pay attention to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Above all, you know this: No prophecy of Scripture comes from the prophet’s own interpretation,
because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
How to hear and understand the Gospel
THE LORD SPEAKS
Job 38:1-3 TESB Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind. He said;
“Who is this who obscures my counsel with ignorant words?
Get ready to answer me like a man; when I question you, you will inform Me.
Job 40:6-7 TESB Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind;
Get ready to answer me like a man; When I will question you, you will inform me:
Job 42:4-7 TESB You said, Listen now, and I will speak. when I question you, you will inform me.”
I had heard reports about You, but now my eyes have seen you.
Therefore, I reject my words and am sorry for them; I am dust and ashes.”
After the LORD had finished speaking to Job, he said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “I am angry with you and your two friends, for you have not spoken thr truth about me, as My servant Job has.
Israel’s Rejection of the Message
Romans 10:14-17 TESB How, then, can they call on Him they have not believe in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher?
And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written; “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.
But not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?”
So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the message about Christ.
Acts 26:17-18 TESB I will rescue you from the your people, and from the Gentiles, I am sending you to them
to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’
Romans 15:4-7 TESB For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scripture.
Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, according to Christ Jesus,
so that you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with one mind and one voice.
Glorifying God Together
Therefore accept one another, just as Christ also accepted you, to the glory of God.
Here is Today’s Message
Daniel 9:24-27 Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city–to bring the rebellion to an end, to put a stop to sin, to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place.
Know and understand this; From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until an Anointed One, the ruler, will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It will be rebuilt with a plaza and a moat, but in difficult times.
After those sixty-two weeks the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the coming ruler will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come with a flood, and until the end there will be war; desolations are decreed.
Isaiah 42:5-9 This is what God, the LORD, says–who created the heavens and stretched them out. who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk on it–
“I am the LORD. I have called you for a righteous purpose, and I will hold you by your hand. I will watch over you, and I will appoint you to be a covenant for the people and a light to the nations,
in order to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those sitting in darkness from the prison house.
I am the LORD. That is my name, and I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.
The psst events have indeed happened. Now I declare new events; I announce them to you before they occur.”
Isaiah 53:7-10 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth. Like a lamb led to the slaughter and like a sheep silent before her shearers, he did not open his mouth.
He was taken away because of oppression and judgment; and who considered his fate? For he was cut off from the land of the living; he was struck because of my people’s rebellion.
He was assigned a grave with the wicked, but he was with a rich man at his death, because he had done no violence and had not spoken deceitfully.
Yet the LORD was pleased to crush him severely. When you make him a guilt offering, he will see his seed, he will prolong his days, and by his hand, the LORD’S pleasure will be accomplished.
Isaiah 55:4-5 Since I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples,
so you will summon a nation you do not know, and nations who do not know you will run to you.” For the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel, has glorified you.”
The Proclamation of Three Angels
Revelation 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying high overhead, with the eternal gospel to announce to the inhabitants of the earth–to every nation, tribe, language, and people.
Nehemiah Sent to Jerusalem
Nehemiah 2:1-8 During the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was set before him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had never been sad in his presence,
so the king said to me, “Why are you sad, when you aren’t sick? This is nothing but sadness of heart.” I was overwhelmed with fear
and replied to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should I not be sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”
Then the king asked me, “What is your request?” So I prayed to the God of the heavens
and answered the king. “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor with you, send me to Judah and to the city where my ancestors are buried, so that I may rebuild it.”
The king, with the queen seated beside him, asked me, “How long will your journey take, and when will you return?” So I gave him a definite time, and it pleased the king to send me.
I also said to the king: “If it pleases the king, let me have letters written to the governors of the region west to the Euphrates River, so that they will grant me safe passage until I reach Judah.
And let me have a letter written to Asaph, keeper of the king’s forest, so that he will give me timber to rebuild the gates of the temple’s fortress,
Matthew 22:7 The king was enraged, and he sent out his troops, killed those murderers, and burned down the city.
Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Jesus’s Love For Jerusalem
Luke 19:41-44 As he approached and saw the city, he wept for it,
saying, “If you knew this day what would bring peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes.
For the days will come on you when your enemies will build a barricade around you, surround you, and hem you in on every side.
They will crush you and your children among you to the ground, and they will not leave one stone on another in your midst, because you did not recognize the time when God visited you.”
John 1:41 He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated “the Christ”),
Revelation 11:2-3 But exclude the courtyard outside the temple. Don’t measure it, because it is given to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months.
I will grant my two witnesses authority to prophecy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth.
Revelation 12:6 The woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, to be nourished there for 1,260 days.
Revelation 13:4-8 They worshipped the dragon because he gave authority to the beast. And the worshipped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? ” Who is able to wage war against it.?
The beast was given a mouth to utter boasts and blasphemies. It was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.
It began to speak blasphemies against God: to blaspheme his name and his dwelling–those who dwell in heaven.
And it was permitted to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. It was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
All those who live on the earth will worship it, everyone whose name was not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slaughtered.