Signs of the Times – “Global Britain”

(With thanks to Brother Roger Long) Over the last few years in the UK, the term “Global Britain” has often been used. It is intended to express the nation’s more outward-looking approach following the EU referendum of 2016, including a free trade agenda. In an earlier article in The Daily Telegraph, Toby Orr, a former… Read More Signs of the Times – “Global Britain”

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Extra memorizing Scripture-verses Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Don’t add a word to what Jehovah God commands you, and don’t remove a word from it

4 1 And now, O Israel, hearken unto the statutes and unto the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them; that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which Jehovah, the God of your fathers, giveth you. 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye… Read More Extra memorizing Scripture-verses Deuteronomy 4:1-2 Don’t add a word to what Jehovah God commands you, and don’t remove a word from it

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Today’s thought “The vision of the branch and unleashing judgment upon the whole ear” (December 22)

Though in the vision of today’s reading in the Book of Zechariah, the wickedness of Judah is contained and sent far away to Babylon, where it is not only tolerated but is worshipped, Zechariah’s prophecy also gives us an inspiring look into the future when those who “endure” will “reign with the king in Zion”.… Read More Today’s thought “The vision of the branch and unleashing judgment upon the whole ear” (December 22)

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Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

On the 21st day of the 7th month (Av = July-August), the prophet Haggai gave a second message from the Eternal. (Haggai 2:1) He asked about Zerubbabel (Shealtiel’s son and Judah’s governor), Joshua (Jehozadak’s son and the high priest), and all those who returned from exile, or any of them still living who saw how… Read More Today’s thought “Latter glory of the house of God shall be greater than the former” (December 18)

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Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

Yesterday we read how all were required to gather together, even the shameful nation, before the decree of God takes effect and that day passes like windblown chaff, before the Lord’s fierce anger comes upon us, before the day of the Lord’s wrath comes upon you. (Zephania 2:1-2) By the prophecy of Zephania and other… Read More Today’s thought “What sorrow awaits rebellious people” (December 17)

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Today’s thought “The Eternal One going to wipe the face of the earth clean” (December 15)

The Eternal One Devar Hashem Jehovah brought a message for the whole world. Jehovah God gave it to a man named Zephaniah when Josiah (Amon’s son) was the king of Judah. Zephaniah’s father was Cushi, the son of Gedaliah (Amariah’s son and a descendant of a commoner named Hezekiah). (Zephaniah 1:1) Eternal One said He… Read More Today’s thought “The Eternal One going to wipe the face of the earth clean” (December 15)

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Today’s thought “Unceasing evil” (December 11)

Unceasing evil The above two words are the last words in the short prophecy of Nahum we read this morning. His three chapters are “an oracle concerning Nineveh” (1:1). You will remember that Jonah reluctantly went there, but they responded to his preaching of warning that in “forty days” they would be destroyed because of… Read More Today’s thought “Unceasing evil” (December 11)

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Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

But those who are diligent readers of God’s word do understand! Our heading is quoted from the prophet Micah – and his words contain things we can relate to in our own days. Chapters 3 and 4 today are quite remarkable. First, the message which God gave him about the godlessness of his days is… Read More Today’s thought “They do not understand” (December 6)

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Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19)

Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19) Living in these godless days we may not forget the many prophesies, stories and parables which are told in the Book of books, the Bible. Ages after those writings were heard for the first time, we should be more aware that… Read More Today’s thought “Sound an alarm for the day of Jehovah that comes” (November 19)

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Thought for today November 6: Jews coming with fear unto Jehovah and to His goodness in these latter days

Hosea 3 tells us about God loving His People Israel, even though many of them look to other gods and love flagons of wine or raisin cakes (Hosea 3:1). About God His people we do know they, as the prophesies spoke about them, were going to live many days without king or prince, them waiting… Read More Thought for today November 6: Jews coming with fear unto Jehovah and to His goodness in these latter days

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Today’s thought “Faithful in keeping themselves holy” (November 2)

Today’s thought “Faithful in keeping themselves holy” (November 2) What a challenging set of readings we have today! 2 Chronicles 31 details the extensive work of Hezekiah after the success of the great Passover we read about yesterday. “All Israel”, we read today, that had participated in this Passover “went out … and broke …… Read More Today’s thought “Faithful in keeping themselves holy” (November 2)

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Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11) Ezekiel 7 is initially about the disaster coming on the people still living in Jerusalem. Ezekiel was a priest and is among those taken into captivity (1:1) some years before Jerusalem is destroyed. Those taken away are earnestly hoping to return to the land of… Read More Today’s thought “Disaster after disaster: behold it comes” (September 11)

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Today’s thought July 15 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 5:6 – Great rebellion

“Therefore a lion from the forest will attack them, a wolf from the desert will ravage them, a leopard will lie in wait near their towns to tear to pieces any who venture out, for their rebellion is great and their backslidings many” (Jer 5:6). Notice all the “wild beasts” which would “tear” and “devour”… Read More Today’s thought July 15 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 5:6 – Great rebellion

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Today’s thought July 12 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 2

“The voice of the prophet Jeremiah commences a forty year ministry leading to the dissolution of the Kingdom of Judah. He gives a review of Israel’s sins, showing that Yahweh still loves His people, but expects that the filial love be reflected to Him. Through the prophet, Yahweh expostulates on their ungrateful return for past… Read More Today’s thought July 12 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 2

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Today’s thought July 11 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 1 – Historical prophecy

Consider Jeremiah as a type, or historical prophecy, of our Lord Jesus Christ: In his birth and calling: an appointed prophet to the nations, having God’s words in his mouth: Jer 1:5,9. As a lamb brought to the slaughter: Christ, having done no sin – neither was guile found in his mouth–  suffered for us,… Read More Today’s thought July 11 Reading 2 – Jeremiah 1 – Historical prophecy

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Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

In today’s chapter from the Book of Isaiah, we hear about a servant who shall deal prudently, though would be exalted and extolled, and be very high. We have a twofold aspect of Messiah in sufferings and glory. “ Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be… Read More Today’s Thought “God’s servant will succeed! He will be raised up, exalted, highly honoured!” (Weekend of 2020 June 27-28)

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Today’s Thought “The servant, His chosen one, whom God supports and in whom God takes pleasure.” (June 18)

Yesterday we spoke about the Only One true God Who knows everything and Who does never change. In the second reading of today, we come to know about someone who did not everything but who was loved very much by God. We learn about the servant of God who Is called to bring justice. The… Read More Today’s Thought “The servant, His chosen one, whom God supports and in whom God takes pleasure.” (June 18)

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Today’s thought “Though your sins are like scarlet” (May 12)

Today’s thought “Though your sins are like scarlet” (May 12) Deuteronomy 29, Isaiah 1, Acts 27 What a soul stirring set of chapters we read today! First we read more of Moses final message to God’s people; God’s command to him is to emphasise “the covenant that he had made with them at Horeb” (Deuteronomy… Read More Today’s thought “Though your sins are like scarlet” (May 12)

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