Saturday, October 29, 2016

OT DAY 552 - Can't Get Rid of Sins of Ancestors (Please click here for English podcast)

Silence

1.   Put on your “brakes” and stop for a moment of silence
2.   Wait for God. Breathe deep for God's peace and feel His presence. Exhale your worries.

Praise and Thanksgiving

1.   Think through your day, all the times that made you smile
2.   Thank God for all those moments, and for all those people
3.   Open your heart to praise the Lord

       Oh, fear the Lord, you his saints,
          for those who fear him have no lack!
        The young lions suffer want and hunger;
           but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
        
                                     Psalm 34:9-10

Confession and Repentance (Subjective Shifting Devotion Method http://bishopsilas.blogspot.ca/2009/08/count-down-5-subject-shifting-devotion.html)

1.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in you:

     “Dear Holy Spirit, shine your light into the places of darkness in my life. Show me my sins, everything that blocks me from encountering God. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

2.  Through the Holy Spirit, examine yourself for a short silence and then pray:

     "Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for our sins and being victorious over death and sin. I confess my sin to you(pause, to tell Jesus what the Holy Spirit has shown you). Forgive my sins by your blood and help me follow you. Holy Spirit, fill me that I may be able to receive your gift to love God and His people. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen."

The Word (2 Kings 15:1-38)


 In the twenty-seventh year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Azariah the son of Amaziah, king of Judah, began to reign. He was sixteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jecoliah of Jerusalem. And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that his father Amaziah had done. Nevertheless, the high places were not taken away. The people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places.

In the thirty-eighth year of Azariah king of Judah, Zechariah the son of Jeroboam reigned over Israel in Samaria six months. And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord, as his fathers had done. He did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin. 

17 In the thirty-ninth year of Azariah king of Judah, Menahem the son of Gadi began to reign over Israel, and he reigned ten years in Samaria. 18 And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. He did not depart all his days from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin. 

23 In the fiftieth year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekahiah the son of Menahem began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned two years. 24 And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin. 

27 In the fifty-second year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah the son of Remaliah began to reign over Israel in Samaria, and he reigned twenty years. 28 And he did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. He did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel to sin.

32 In the second year of Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, Jotham the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, began to reign. 33 He was twenty-five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Jerusha the daughter of Zadok. 34 And he did what was right in the eyes of theLordaccording to all that his father Uzziah had done. 35 Nevertheless, the high places were not removed. The people still sacrificed and made offerings on the high places. He built the upper gate of the house of the Lord. 

                                           2 Kings 15:1-4,8-9,17-18,23-24,27-28,32-35
Let's have a time to be still and give the Holy Spirit space to speak through the passage we have just read. Offer this time up to Jesus as you listen to him, while listening to "Gabriel's Oboe"

    My Listening

           This is a very interesting chapter. It begins with a good king, Azariah King of Judah and finishes with a good king, Azariah's son King Jotham. The reason that they are good kings is because they "did what was right in the eyes of the Lord" and so as Azariah's father Amaziah. We can see the fruit of three generations serving God as kings.
           Then in the middle of this chapter describes five kings of Israel. Four of them are being described as "He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, as his fathers had done. He did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit." We can see here in these five kings evil deeds, a son killed his own father, then that killer the king was being killed by someone called Menahem, he had a bad son Pekahiah and then Pekahiah was being killed by his own son Pekah, and then Pekah was being killed by one of his leaders Hoshea who is the last kind of Israel, Israel was being destroyed by  Assyria, finished! 
            Could you see the big difference? A good father raised up a good son and a good grandson! Three generations! A bad father ruined his son to follow his evil way and their line was terminated. 
            We need to know how to get rid of the sins of our ancestors so that we would not like those kings being trapped in sins.
            We need to be a good father and mother to raise our children to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord so that we can be blessed generations and generations!

    Dear Lord Jesus,
    Open our eyes to know if we have being trapped into the sins of our ancestors and be able to seek your help to get away so that we can do what is right in your eyes.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

Reflect on these questions:
    1. How do you feel about those horrible chains of sins of those kings?

2. How can you get rid of all those sins?

    3. What have you got from Jesus today?

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