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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
DAY 40: Lord Teach Us How To Pray
Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples…” So He said to them, “When you pray, say: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your Kingdom comes. Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, For we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one…”
Teach us to pray expresses a universal longing to be in communion with the Lord our God…
The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit relationship is telling us in One essence with the Father, and reveals our potential relationship with the Lord of the Most High...Christ the Son of God, grants us privilege of calling God OUR FATHER by the grace of adoption (Galatians 4:4-7)...As a son of God, the Christian is called to love, trust, and serve the Lord as Christ does His Father in heaven...The Lord is isn’t our Father simply because He created us...He is only our Father for those seeking salvation and a personal relationship with Him, a communion that only comes by the grace of adoption (John 1:13; Romans 8:14-16)...
Daily is a misleading translation of the Greek epiousios, which is literally “above the essence,” our supersubstantial...The expression daily bread indicates not merely bread for this day, for earthly nourishment; it is the bread of the eternal day of the Kingdom of יְהֹוָה Yᵉhôvâh (Lord God), for the nourishment of our immortal soul...I think I have touched on this before earlier on when I first started my ministry...The Supersubstantial bread is Christ Himself, so with the Lord’s prayer we aren’t asking for earthly bread...Instead we are asking the Lord for our spiritual bread and nourishment springing up to eternal life (John 6:27-58)... The request to be forgiven is plural, directing us to always pray for forgiveness of others and ourselves, and the term debts is referring to spiritual debts…
The Lord tempts no one to sin (James 1:13); temptations are from the evil one...Temptations are aimed at the soul’s giving in to the sinful passions of the flesh (Romans 7:5)...No one lives without encountering temptations, but we pray that great temptations, tests beyond what we can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13), should not come to us…
“What a way to end my 40 day challenge!!! It’s been 40 days and one heck of a path I just traveled, and my biggest takeaway is this...In the last 40 days the Lord has helped me to one develop better patience, and lastly He helped me find that humility, I’ve been searching for...Let the Lord change you in 40 days, my challenge will change your life if you seek Him wholeheartedly!!! -JPCE Spiritual Talk
I will praise You, for [a]I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
Friday 11-26-2021 Reading & Scripture Work
Link: https://www.goarch.org/chapel (I will be following this reading schedule up until the New Year when my new Studies will start, Shalom!!!)
Today’s Epistle Reading
The Fruit of Paul’s Work: They Endured Persecution (1 Thessalonians 2:13-16)
-While the persecution in Thessalonica comes primarily from Greeks, Paul, a Jew, is frank concerning his countrymen of that day who reject their Messiah, noting that they (1) Killed...The Lord יְהוֹשׁוּעַ Yᵉhôwshûwaʻ (Jesus) (v.15), (2) killed their own prophets, (3) persecuted the apostles, (4) do not please יְהֹוָה Yᵉhôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw', and (5) act with hostility to all men...This is a strong indictment...But Paul’s love for the Jews never wavers, and he wishes himself to be cursed if that could cause his fellow Jews to turn to Christ for salvation (Romans 9:3; and 10:1)...
- Though unable to prevail against the Church (Matthew 16:18) or overcome the faithful (Ephesians 6:11-13; Revelation 12:11), the enemy at times is permitted to hinder faithful Christians...It is here that we enact The Lord’s promise: “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7)...
-The Passage ends with showing us that all trials and disappointments of the Christian life and ministry are worthwhile…
Today’s Gospel reading: Luke 19:12-28:
The Parable of Minas/The Colt Borrowed
See Matthew 25:14-30, This parable illustrates the use of your gifts given by the Lord God...Even one talent was a great sum of money; here is represents the goodness of the Lord has bestowed on each person...The amount each receives is based on that person’s abilities (Romans 12:4-7)...The Lord does not show partiality in the ultimate reward, for all are invited to share the same joy (vv.21, 23 in Matthew 25)...The wicked and lazy servant (v.26 in Matthew 25) could not evade responsibility for ignoring his talent, for idleness is as much a rejection of the Lord as outright wickedness...Burying the talents in the ground (v.18 of Matthew 25) is an illustration of using one’s God-given gifts for earthly pursuits...The bankers (v.27 of Matthew 25) represent other faithful people to whom the man could have turned to help him use his talents wisely...Since help was available to him in the Church, the man had no excuse…
We stopped at verse 28 here in Luke this is a Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem marks the public acclamation of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah…
“Seek first the Kingdom of יְהֹוָה Yᵉhôvâh, yeh-ho-vaw'!!! Once we have we must remain faithful and obedient to His Calling on us staying watchful and alert to His 2nd Coming...Finally we can’t cut corners when it comes to the Lord because He sees all and knows all, our Creator has the supreme intelligence and the Mighty Hands to fix it all!!!” -JPCE Spiritual Talk
Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;
But God is the [a]strength of my heart and my portion forever.
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