Good Wednesday morning it’s October 6, 2021, I pray all is well. Every morning I declare my lovingkindness to the Lord, and when the evening falls on me, I declare my faithfulness to Him. There is nothing but peace when you let the word of Christ dwell inside us, leading us not only to His kept secrets, and His never ending wisdom. I believe in His teachings and I enjoy chanting psalms and daily spiritual songs in my daily prayers because it’s the one time I feel His presence surrounding me while praying, the power of the Holy Spirit is a feeling of complete peace and refuge for all believers.
Today’s Bible Study, Scripture Work and Readings will cover Isaiah 38-40: Today’s message, Readings and Scripture work will cover Psalms 92:2, and will end with Colossians 3:16.
“In the spiritual life, two things are essential: what we do, and how we do it. In this wonderful collection of late Donald Sheehan’s thoughts on the Psalms, we see both. He takes us into what the Psalms are in depth- The word of YHWH. He also demonstrates, time and again, how those depths shape his life and the world in which he lives. Thus, we are given two things: The word of YHWH and a life in which the Word has given shape. It is a path we all should walk.”- FR. Stephen Freeman The Shield of Psalmic Prayer
In the name of the Father and the Son and Holy Spirit. Amen!
Prayer of Enlightenment
Having received this new day as a gift, I thank you, Holy Trinity, for through Your
goodness and patience You were not wrathful with me, an idler and a sinner, neither have You cast me down in my sins. But You have shown Your love towards me and have guided me to keep my daily watch and to glorify Your power. Enlighten my mind to study Your word and open my heart to understand Your teachings in Scripture. Help me to apply what I learn and to praise You with all of my heart and to glorify Your holy name, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen!
Isaiah 38: http://bib.ly/Isa38.NKJV :
38:1-6: At the time of his physical affliction, Hezekiah had also become afflicted with pride (reference 2 Chronicles 32:25-26). By telling him of his imminent death, the Lord revealed Himself to Hezekiah, who wept loudly. He humbled himself and prayed, and immediately, Isaiah was given a new word for the king: healing and another fifteen years of life.
38:7-8: This miracle of the sun moving back……… ten steps is a sign for Hezekiah of YHWH’s faithfulness. But this also prefigures Christ, The Sun of Righteousness. He will turn shadow into day and darkness into light, for turning back the human heart from death to life is His greatest miracle of all.
Isaiah 39: http://bib.ly/Isa39.NKJV :
39:1-4: Hezekiah put his entire nation at risk by parading all the treasures and wealth of his house before the foreign king.
39:5-8: Showing no apparent concern for his people and their posterity, King Hezekiah seems concerned only for peace and righteousness during his own times.
Isaiah 40: http://bib.ly/Isa40.NKJV :
40:1-2: YHWH raises up priests to comfort and strengthen the people, whose hearts are weighed down by sin, which is pardoned.
40:3-5: This passage is a prophecy of John the Baptist, who will be the voice proclaiming the coming of salvation through baptism into Christ our God.
40:9: You who bring good tidings prophecies the preaching's of Christ and His apostles.
40:10: This prophecy is fulfilled in Christ: “For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works” (Matthew 16:27).
40:11: Christ’s own words bear witness to the fulfillment of this prophecy in Himself: “I am the good shepherd; and I know my sheep, and am known by My own” (John 10:14).
40:22: Over 2000 years before science proclaimed the earth was round and revolved around the sun, Isaiah spoke of the circle of the earth.
“Thank you Lord for giving me the strength to finish this study. I’ve been struggling a bit today both with spirit and with the flesh, but I’m aware of these battles. So I engage and fight this battle using the Word of YHWH, His Word keeps me grounded and held accountable for all my sins and shortcomings!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
Psalm 92:2: To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning,
And Your faithfulness every night, http://bib.ly/Ps92.2.NKJV
92:2: This concerns the Sabbath day, which speaks of the rest. In this Psalm, the rest is that of the soul. The Lord offers us this kind of rest (Matthew 11:28-30). What then is our part in achieving such rest? Our Part is to give thanks day and night for YHWH’s mercy and truth, and to greatly rejoice in YHWH’s work in both creation and salvation. God the Father wrought these works by His two hands, that is, by His Son and His Spirit. (This summary covers the first 6 verses).
“I finally understand the prayer routine the Lord has brought my way and showing me the path I need to take. No matter the battles and afflictions brought my way, if the Lord is with me who can be against me? Lord is my shepherd and shall not want because He leads me in the path of Righteousness for His name sake, I shall dwell in the House of the Lord for the rest of my days, and vow day to day to uphold His commandments!
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
Colossians 3:16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. http://bib.ly/Co3.15-17.NKJV :
3:15-17: True liturgical experience: Note how the liturgy of worship can be experienced as divine through the unity and holiness of the Church-the one New Man in Christ. Worship is experienced in the word of Christ, including the Scriptures and their exposition; the hymns and spiritual songs; the Eucharist (giving thanks to YAHWEH).
“In closing I know I’m on the right track after last night's prayer. He has shown me in Scripture that my prayer routine is what He’s looking for. Furthermore as I grow stronger in His Words and Messages, the attacks of the evil one also increase. I understand the greatest weapon we have to fight evil is just not the Word itself; but our prayers and fasting make us stronger in spirit. Evil fears our prayers and so they are on the prowl to interrupt us, and try to block us from the Lord!”
-JPCE Spiritual Talk
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