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June 24 - Evening

"How good and pleasant it is
when God’s people live together in unity!
It is like precious oil poured on the head,
running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
down on the collar of his robe.
It is as if the dew of Hermon
were falling on Mount Zion.
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,
even life forevermore."

- Psalms 133

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Power of Unity in God's Plan    

Psalm 133 is one of the final processional songs in the collection called the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134).  This short three verse Psalm makes three main points concerning the subject of unity.

  1. Unity is like the anointing that is sent to empower the accomplishment of God’s purpose.
  2. Unity in purpose brings the individual parts of the body together to function at a higher level.
  3. Unity brings life and productivity like the refreshing dew on Mount Hermon revives the landscape

Oil in the ancient Mediterranean world was a sign of the good life. The good life for Israel was when all twelve tribes united around some basic truths and spiritual realities.

  1. Aaron’s line is the only priesthood. So, the oil of anointing for the priest must flow through Aaron’s priesthood. Any other priesthood would lead away from the good life and the purpose of God.
  2. The twelve tribes must find their place and align with the other tribes for there to be vitality in the nation of Israel.
  3. There was only one place that God had chosen for the center of worship for the people he had chosen. That place was Mount Moriah in Jerusalem called Mount Zion.
If Israel is to experience the dew of Mount Hermon they will have to experience it on the Mount that God had chosen. While at the same time worshipping as unified brothers under the leadership of the priesthood of Aaron. To break away from the brotherhood to choose a different place of worship and establish a manmade priesthood would be chaos not unity, a dry desert not a fruitful mountain.
  Christian Quote from Church History
"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it."
- G. K. Chesterton
Something to Ponder??

How We Got the Bible

For the first 350 years of the church (30-397 AD) the church recognized the books of the canon without a Church council. No official list was made. No committees voted for or against. It was simply a matter of which books met the above criteria on a practical basis.

The Church of the second century still had the disciples of the apostles leading them.

During the persecution of Diocletian beginning in 303 AD, the Roman emperor, Diocletian, knew enough about the Christians and their “canon” of Scripture to call for the destruction of all Christian Scripture.

When Constantine became emperor he financed the reproduction 50 copies of the Christian Scriptures in
331 AD for use in Constantinople. It is interesting that the persecutors knew which books to burn and Constantine knew which books to have copied.

In 397 the Council of Carthage agreed on the list we have now consisting of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament Canon.
A few lists and collections of the books of the canon gathered during the years before the Council of Carthage have been preserved:

1. The Muratorian Fragment 
- Written around 170 AD this torn fragment lists the books. The list omits Hebrews, James, 1 Peter and 2 Peter, but no additional books are recorded.

2. Syriac Version of Scriptures
– A translation of the Scriptures for the churches in Syria is recorded as being used as early as 170 AD. It does not include 2 Peter, 2 John, 3 John, Jude or Revelation. Again, no additional books were included.

3. Latin Version of Scripture
– From around 200 AD Latin translations of the Scriptures included our New Testament without 2 Peter, James and Hebrews. No additional books were included.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Entynchano (Gr) – to meet with or to make a request (Eng) – the Greek word entynchano means “meet”, “reach”, “appear before someone.” Anytime you meet with someone or appear before
someone you have an intention or a request, so entynchano can also mean “pray” and “ask.”
In Romans 8:26 the Holy Spirit is said to hyper-entynchano for us before God.
This image is also seen in Hebrews 7:25 and again in Romans 8:27 and 8:34.


The “House of YHWH” Ostracon was found in Arad, Israel along with more than 100 other ostraca (broken pieces of pottery with writing on them). Before King Hezekiah’s reforms around 710 BC, which included the destruction of high places of worship outside the Jerusalem Temple of YHWH, the city of Arad had its own temple. But, this ostracon is from the days of Josiah (640-609) or one of his sons that ruled Jerusalem until the Babylonian destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 586 BC. The House of Yahweh Ostracon inscription was written by a professional scribe and reads like this:
To my lord Eliashib
May YHWH inquire after your well-being.
And now, give to Shemaryahu a measure (of flour), and to the Kerosite you will give a measure (of flour).
And concerning the matter about which you commanded me, it is well.
He is staying in the house of YHWH.”

The mention of Kerosite is important because the Keros family is mentioned in
Ezra 2:44 and Nehemiah 7:47. The Keros family were members of the Nethinian (or, Nethinim) who were the Temple slaves and originally included the Gibeonites from Joshua 9 (see Joshua 9:27).
(Details HERE and HERE)
(Photos HERE and HERE)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
I will   "Though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity."
- Proverbs 24:16
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(morning only) Nahum 2 2 Chronicles 12
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Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
New excavation in Pool of Bethesda

Location and labels for a Medieval tower outside the Tanner's Gate in the south wall of the Old City Jerusalem.

Location and labels for a Medieval tower outside the Tanner's Gate in the south wall of the Old City Jerusalem.

New excavation in 2012 of the Pool of Bethesda

(Details here, here and here)

Watch Galyn's video of Bethesda from 2007 below:

(click photo for larger image.)
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