Good Morning Warrior!
It’s The Lord’s Day! Hallelujah!
Word for the Day:
(2 Chron. 36)
Text: 2 Chron. 36:23
“Thus says Cyrus king of Persia:
All the kingdoms of the earth the LORD God of heaven has given me. And He has commanded me to build Him a house at Jerusalem which is in Judah. Who is among you of all His people? May the LORD his God be with him, and let him go up!”
“Set Free,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning. Wrapping up the Chronicles with this closing verse we’ve seen the “measured” judgement of God’s people for their lawlessness. He is longsuffering not willing that any should perish; “until there was no remedy...”; (v.17). After 70 years in captivity God stirs up the spirit of Cyrus, King of Persia, to Set Free the people of God!
The people of God were corrected but not destroyed - they were cast down but not abandoned; now God Set Them Free to go home again! Oooh Rah!
Listen up Warrior! There is a lesson here for us. The goal of God’s judgement is not to destroy His people but to correct His people with a Father’s discipline (Heb.. 12:3-11) God wants us to be partakers of His holiness and His correction yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness “to those who are trained by it.” Warriors are Trained by their Commander’s Discipline! Ooooh Rah!
Israel and Judah were Set Free to go home and to be restored as God’s People in Their Homeland. You and I have been Set Free from the cruel bondage of sin by the Perfect Life, Sacrificial Death, and Physical Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Oooh Rah!
Oh sing the song Warrior!
“He set me free yes He set me free
He broke the bonds of prison for me
I’m glory bound my Jesus to see
Glory to God, He Set Me Free!”
Now, Our Commander and King Jesus leads you and I triumphantly on the “Road of Restoration,” transforming you and I “from glory to glory, more into His image,”(2 Corin.3:18) - All The Way Home to Heaven! We Have Been SET FREE, by the blood of Jesus Christ! And EMPOWERED by our Helper Holy Spirit! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,