Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011 January 5 - Morning Manna

For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. (Psalms 74:12).

Today's Morsel:. The Psalmist said that God is my King of old.  The writer of Hebrews said "For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually" Hebrews 7:1-3). Melchisedec was the King that met Abraham when He returned from battle, "And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God" (Genesis 14:18).  But notice, Melchisedec is first translated as King of righteousness and King of Peace.  And Jesus was made a High priest forever after the order of Melchisedec (Hebrews 6:20).  Jesus is the God of righteousness and the God of peace. When we understand that it was the King's job to ensure that the people under him remained safe, we can understand why Jesus, who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lord, provides us with salvation in the earth.  As the Psalmist again said, "The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee; Send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion; Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah. Grant thee according to thine own heart, and fulfil all thy counsel. We will rejoice in thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions. Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand. Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God" (Psalms 20:1-7). Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name among heaven given unto men whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).

Sing:  Saved and I'm happy today, thanks be to God for this I can say, that I'm saved and I'm happy today, I'm walking up the Kings highway!

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