Sixth night of Hanukkah at our house.
I hope this finds you all having a great Hanukkah. It is hard to believe that this is the sixth night. It is going by so quickly. Last night we had our study on the book of Isaiah at our Study Center and then we came home to prepare for the Live Stream, “Midnight from Jerusalem.” Baruch did a great study on the Law and its relevance today. If you did not join us live, please watch it in the archives. It answers a lot of questions people have and I think you will glean much from it.
Some people who watch it live sign in to the Live Chat on Youtube, where I am also, as well as commenting on our Facebook page (I am there as well). If you’d like to join us, please plan to come on Saturday afternoon 5:00 pm Eastern, etc, US time.
I spoke to you the other day about Bible Study Company. After the Live Stream, why not go over there and continue the conversation? Ric Joyner will be there and you can converse with other like-minded people. It is totally free to join.
At this time of year, when we read about the rededication of the temple, after its desecration by the Greeks. Instead of waiting until “New Year’s” to make changes in our lives, why not decide now, at this special time, to rededicate our lives to the L-rd and seek His will in every aspect?
Whether it is our prayer life, our quiet time, how we treat others, we are to bring every aspect into captivity. I love what it says in II Corinthians 10: 3-5:
” For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
There is temptation all around us. “I’m too busy to read my Bible now”, “She was unkind to me, so I don’t need to be nice to her”, “My boss won’t notice if I am doing my own things at work on their time clock”, “Eating all of this is bad for me, but who cares, it’s my body.”
Each of these things is not right, but do we think it’s no big deal? We all have our sins, our temptations, our struggles. I think it helps to identify them specifically and pray about them by name, asking for the strength to overcome, reject, run from, and resist sin.