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January 19 - Evening

"The scepter will not depart from Judah,
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,
until he to whom it belongs shall come
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his."

- Genesis 49:10

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The Scepter of Judah and the Lion of the Tribe of Judah    

The “scepter” is a symbol for a monarchy and refers, of course, to the ruling tribe of this great nation that was promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Judah’s descendants will be the line of royalty in Judah. The “ruler’s staff” is a symbol of authority. This promise will be fulfilled in a limited sense by David, a descendent of Judah, around 1000 BC. But, this promise is reaffirmed to David in 2 Samuel 7:8-16 and Psalm 89:33-37 of a time that was yet future. It speaks of a day when a man from the line of Judah comes through the genealogy of David to rule and reign over the nations. This man is the one this prophecy is waiting for when it says,

“until he to whom it belongs shall come”
(a difficult portion of Hebrew Scripture to translate).

When this man does arrive in the history of the world the obedience of the nations will be his. In other words, the nations will follow and obey him. He is the one leading the nation of Abraham (and, all the nations) into the blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant.

This promise was suspended, but not revoked, around 590 by both Jeremiah and Ezekiel when the royal line of David completely rebelled. After the great king Josiah died in 609 BC, the four kings that followed were sinful and worthless. The crown was removed from the line of David (or, Judah) around 590 by Jeremiah and Ezekiel. This ended the line of the kings of Judah from that time (586 BC) until now. Jeremiah spoke for the Lord in 598 when Jehoachin, Josiah’s grandson, and the son of Jehoiakim, was rebuked:

“As surely as I live,” declares the Lord, “even if you, Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, were a signet ring on my right hand, I would still pull you off. I will deliver you into the hands of those who want to kill you, those you fear—Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and the Babylonians. I will hurl you and the mother who gave you birth into another country, where neither of you was born, and there you both will die. You will never come back to the land you long to return to. 

O land, land, land,  hear the word of the Lord!
This is what the Lord says:

‘Record this man as if childless,
    a man who will not prosper in his lifetime,
for none of his offspring will prosper,
    none will sit on the throne of David
    or rule anymore in Judah.’ ” – Jeremiah 22:24-30

The suspension of the royal tribe of Judah will continue until this verse is fulfilled:

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Take off the turban, remove the crown. It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low. A ruin! A ruin! I will make it a ruin! The crown will not be restored until he to whom it rightfully belongs shall come; to him I will give it.’ ” – Ezekiel 21:26-27

So, we wait until the crown is restored to the line of Judah. At that time the great King will lead the nations in obedience, and thus, into the blessing of Abraham. And, at that time all the nations will serve this great descendent of Judah and “son of David.” Some refer to him as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.

  Christian Quote from Church History

"The overriding reason for accepting the divine inspiration and authority of Scripture is plain loyalty to Jesus Christ!"
- Jon Stott





Something to Ponder??
When it is said the Bible is inerrant or that it is always true, this includes all normal
means of communication including:
• Rounding off of numbers
• Approximations
• Slightly differing accounts of an event by different eyewitnesses
• General and accepted language of appearance
used to described things
as theyappear to be
• Free quotations
Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information
Biblos (Gr) - Book (Eng) - biblos is a Greek word that means "a roll," "a scroll," or "a written book." Biblos is an Egyptian word for the inner cellular substance of the papyrus plant that was hammered together into flat sheets to make a form of paper. This portion of the plant, the biblos, was used to make the writing material that was rolled into scrolls, and eventually, these pages were sewn together to make codex (early books) which were also called biblos. The Christians scriptures were sewn together to form a biblos, which became the English word Bible.  

In Acts 18:2 Luke writes that Priscilla and Aquila had moved into Corinth before Paul arrived:

"Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome."

Suetonius and others confirm this event and date Emperor Claudius' (41-54 AD) expulsion of Jews from Rome at 49 AD.
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Do I operate as a Christian on emotion only?
Do I seek wisdom and knowledge?
I will live with a passion for the things of God, but only a passion that is based in truth
and not mere emotion and feelings.

  "It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way."
- Proverbs 19:2
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(morning only) Job 14 Genesis 24
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Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns
Recharged mind and soul to reengage life Workers Poor Positive influence of the church increases
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC
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Abram defeats Kedorlaomer in Genesis 14.
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