Our Daily Bread: Day 23: Not Now Be Patient:
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Day 23: Not Now Be Patient:
Acts 1:4: http://bib.ly/Ac1.4.NKJV :
The Holy Spirit Promised
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me;
1:4: The Promise of the Father is the gift of the Holy Spirit (v.5), which the Jews had been expecting to accompany the messianic age (see Joel 3:1)...
Joel 3:1-5: God Judges the Nations: “For behold, in those days and at that time,
When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.
They have cast lots for My people,
Have given a boy as payment for a harlot,
And sold a girl for wine, that they may drink.
“Indeed, what have you to do with Me,
O Tyre and Sidon, and all the coasts of Philistia?
Will you [a]retaliate against Me?
But if you [b]retaliate against Me,
Swiftly and speedily I will return your [c]retaliation upon your own head;
Because you have taken My silver and My gold,
And have carried into your temples My [d]prized possessions.
3:1-5: The Apostle Peter quoted this prophecy on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:17-21 http://bib.ly/Ac2.17-21.NKJV ; see also John 20:22 http://bib.ly/Jn20.22.NKJV ), when the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Christian believers, fulfilling the prophecy...Although this section forms a separate chapter, this passage should be understood as the culmination of the longer preceding prophecy…
The Valley of Jehoshaphat: יְהוֹשָׁפָט Yᵉhôwshâphâṭ, yeh-ho-shaw-fawt'; from H3068 and H8199; Jehovah-judged; Jehoshaphat, the name of six Israelites; also of a valley near Jerusalem:—Jehoshaphat. Compare H3146. This is where the Final Battle will take place in the end times…
Mount Zion: הַר har, har; a shortened form of H2042; a mountain or range of hills (sometimes used figuratively):—hill (country), mount(-ain), × promotion. צִיּוֹן Tsîyôwn, tsee-yone'; the same (regularly) as H6725; Tsijon (as a permanent capital), a mountain of Jerusalem:—Zion.
“Not now but when is a common occurrence with our Father in Heaven...He will always provide and set our paths when it’s time for Him to work the issues He works daily in our lives...Remember it’s not our understanding or even our timing that matter, it’s His all about His timing and His purpose, all be done and accomplished...Be steadfast, be patient, hold the faith, and He will see us all through…”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
Your comforts delight my soul.
My Personal Daily Prayer Book
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path…
PSALM 119:105: http://bib.ly/Ps119.105.NKJV
“HOW COMFORTING AND inspiring to know, Lord, that we aren’t the first to travel roads pitted with questions, doubts, and temptations! Point us to Your marvelous Word, where we can join hands with our ancestors of faith and link the foundation of the past with the potential of the future…
-My Personal Daily Prayer Book
“The Word is alive, the Book speaks directly to us all...The Word is true and it’s pure full of love, hope, refuge and protection from all types of afflictions...The Word is there to answer on us when we call out to the Most High, our Lord and Savior, Christ our God...His word is solid like a great oak tree giving us hope, His Son is our refuge and His Life Giving Spirit is our protection...The Word is alive the Book speaks to us all, and His word is truly a lamp to my feet and a light to my path...O’ Lord how I love You Law and Your Righteous Percepts, I will keep them even in death, Your name is the Almighty and Your Mighty Hands will deliver me and You will fulfill Your Purpose for me…
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
The Father is my hope. The Son is my refuge. The Holy Spirit is my protection. Holy Trinity, glory to You!
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen!
May YAHWEH Bless you all,
Jared W. Campbell
US Army Retired