Friday, July 11, 2008

Sweet Victory

Today's Daily Soap {Scripture | Observation | Application | Prayer}
  • S: But for now, prepare for the worst, victim daughter! The siege is set against us. They humiliate Israel's king, slapping him around like a rag doll. But you, Bethlehem, David's country, the runt of the litter— From you will come the leader who will shepherd-rule Israel. He'll be no upstart, no pretender. His family tree is ancient and distinguished. Meanwhile, Israel will be in foster homes until the birth pangs are over and the child is born, And the scattered brothers come back home to the family of Israel. He will stand tall in his shepherd-rule by God's strength, centered in the majesty of God-Revealed. And the people will have a good and safe home, for the whole world will hold him in respect— Peacemaker of the world! ....
    "The day is coming" —God's Decree— "When there will be no more war. None. I'll slaughter your war horses and demolish your chariots. I'll dismantle military posts and level your fortifications. I'll abolish your religious black markets, your underworld traffic in black magic. I will smash your carved and cast gods and chop down your phallic posts. No more taking control of the world, worshiping what you do or make. I'll root out your sacred sex-and-power centers and destroy the God-defiant. In raging anger, I'll make a clean sweep of godless nations who haven't listened." Micah 5:1-5; 10-15 [MSG]
  • O: Jesus will return and reign as King, and the godlessness ways of the world will be ended.
  • A: My wife and I talk frequently about how the world is rapidly losing it's morals. Pornography is everywhere you look, even on the covers of once-respectable magazines. Even movies rated PG13 often contain material that shouldn't be consumed by anyone, of any age, much less the audience that is targeted by the PG13 rating. You can't turn on the television during prime time -- or even the day time soaps -- without a barrage of flesh and profanity. And try walking down the street or through any shopping mall -- what you don't see on other mall patrons you will see in the mall window displays. And current trends only promise worse to come. But there's another promise we can cling to: the promise of the return of God's Son, Jesus Christ, to rule over all nations in peace, and to "make a clean sweep of godless nations who haven't listened." There is hope yet.
  • P: Lord, should I still be walking this Earth at the time of Your Second Coming, oh what a wonderful day that will be. To see You reign in glory and the Enemy defeated. Sweet, sweet victory!
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