Daily Bread

Hi Everybody
I have not hidden Your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation.
A Psalm of David 40:10 and aligned with 2 Samuel 17
(that the word rhema of faith which we preach):
that if you confess with your mouth
the Lord Jesus
and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead,
you will be saved.
Romans 10:8,9
And in some countries you can be killed for just that.
But saved with Jesus for eternity.
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God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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Daily Bread

Hi Everybody
"It may be that
the LORD will look on the wrong done to me,
and that the LORD
will repay me with good
for his cursing today."
King David's response to Shimei's cursing
in  2 Samuel 16:12
'For this is commendable,
if because of conscience toward God
one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.
For what credit is it if,
when you are beaten for your faults,
you take it patiently?
But when you do good and suffer for it,
if you take it patiently,
this is commendable before God.'
1 Peter 2:19,20
And yes we will receive a reward in eternity.
God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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Daily Bread

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But you, O LORD,are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
David communing with God when he had to flee Jerusalem
Psalm 3:3 and referring to 2 Samuel 15:13-37
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
these are sons of God.
Romans 8:14
For Jesus to be our glory and the lifter of our head
we must be not just servants but sons.
God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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Daily Bread

Hi Everybody
Now in all Israel
there was not so much
to be praised
for his handsome appearance
as Absalom.
2 Samuel 14:25
'He [Jesus] has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
The Sin-Bearing Servant Isaiah 53:2-3
God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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Daily Bread

Hi Everybody
And the woman said ...
"The LORD your God
be with you!"
The woman of Tekoa
blessing King David
in 2 Samuel 14:17
She blessed the king for granting her request.
Let us likewise bless our Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ
by blessing those He uses
to help us on our pilgrim way.
God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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Daily Bread

Hi Everybody
"Let not my lord the king
so take it to heart
as to suppose that
all the king's sons are dead,
for Ammon alone is dead."
Jonadab, David's nephew, speaking
in 2 Samuel 13:33
But sometimes whole families can be taken out,
war, traffic accident, illness e.t.c..
This becomes an occasion for the gospel -
a chance for the body of Christ
to reach out and touch those remaining
with the fragrance of Christ.
In my town a small business was gutted by fire.
As far as I know it was only the Pentecostals
who, as a church,
reached out to them with a love offering.
God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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Daily Bread

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And Tamar put ashes on her head
and tore the long robe that she wore.
2 Samuel 13:19
Tamar had been raped within the family.
And then thrown out of the house.
When I was doing casual supply teaching,
English Second Language,
at a suburban High School,
some of the male students approached me
and at least one other teacher
in an intimidating manner.
I was scared.
But Jesus came to the rescue
and gave me an apt word for them -
"I'm going to tell the holy man about you."
They instantly fled.
I challenge you -
particularly those of you
who live in countries where rape is treated lightly
or with indifference
rally round those victims,
give them support, medical help, and training,
in the name of Jesus,
so that they can earn an honest living.
God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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Daily Bread

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Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Your presence,
and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.
King David repenting of his sin towards God
over Uriah in Psalm 51:10-11
"Therefore I say to you,
every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men,
but the blasphemy against the Spirit
will not be forgiven men.
Anyone who speaks a word
against the Son of Man,
it will be forgiven him;
but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit,
it will not be forgiven him,
either in this age
or in the age to come."
Jesus speaking in Matthew 12:31,32
David had committed grievous sin
but he was still in love with the Holy Spirit.
God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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Hi Everybody
But the thing that David had done
displeased the LORD.
2 Samuel 11:27
The world sends expendable people to the front line.
God the Father
sent what was most precious to Him
His own dear Son Jesus our Messiah
to the front line
to die
for us sinners and our salvation.
So that we might enjoy eternity with Him.
God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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Daily Bread

Hi Everybody
When all the kings ... saw that
they had been defeated by Israel,
they made peace with Israel.
2 Samuel 10:19
Then - a tactical move.
Now - a tactical move.


'For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government shall be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father,
Prince of Peace.'
Isaiah 9:6
God Bless and Go You Bless,  
Janet and John
https://arkeministries.org.au
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