Saturday, October 15, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 October 15

“Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people” 
(Isaiah 56:1-7).

Today’s Morsel:  One of the highlights of every church, I believe, should be to usher in a spirit of continuous prayer.  Prayer is a duty that we must all take part of and be continuous in.  When Jesus went up to Jerusalem, He went into the temple of God, and cast out all those that sold and bought in the temple, and He overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them that sold doves.   And He said to them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves (see Matthew 21:12-13); He was quoting Isaiah's prophecy.  Therefore, we must not allow the church to become a venue for making money and selling things.  It must be God’s house for prayer, not a house of gain.

Sing: Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you, hallelu, hallelujah!

Thought For Today:  Prayer still works! (Parker)

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