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Your Personal Invitation to be
Saved and go to Heaven when your life on earth is over!!!
(1) God loves You!!
Romans 5:8, But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
(2) Your Sin (or Disobedience to God) has Separated You from God!!
Romans 5:12,
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
(3) Only Jesus-Christ can Forgive Your Sins!!
Acts 4:12, Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
(4) Will You Receive Jesus-Christ as Your Lord (or Authority) & Savior (or Rescuer)??
Mark 1:15,
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Repent (Through Prayer) Sorrowfully tell God Your a Sinner, willing to turn from Your Sins and trust Jesus-Christ's shedding of Blood and Death on the Cross for Full Payment of Your Sins and will Follow Him.

 
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Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
Each Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
Then make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life

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Today's Scripture: Daniel 9

 

 1In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;

 2In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

 3And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:

 4And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

 5We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

 6Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

 7O LORD, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

 8O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

 9To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

 10Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

 11Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

 12And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.

 13As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

 14Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

 15And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.

 16O LORD, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

 17Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.

 18O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

 19O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.

 20And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;

 21Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

 22And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

 23At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

 24Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

 25Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

 26And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

 27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Scripture Meaning: 

 

 

Daniel considers the time of the captivity. (1-3) His confession of sin, and prayer. (4-19) The revelation concerning the coming of the Messiah. (20-27)

Verses 1-3: Daniel learned from the books of the prophets, especially from Jeremiah, that the desolation of Jerusalem would continue seventy years, which were drawing to a close. God's promises are to encourage our prayers, not to make them needless; and when we see the performance of them approaching, we should more earnestly plead them with God.

Verses 4-19: In every prayer we must make confession, not only of the sins we have been guilty of, but of our faith in God, and dependence upon him, our sorrow for sin, and our resolutions against it. It must be our confession, the language of our convictions. Here is Daniel's humble, serious, devout address to God; in which he gives glory to him as a God to be feared, and as a God to be trusted. We should, in prayer, look both at God's greatness and his goodness, his majesty and mercy. Here is a penitent confession of sin, the cause of the troubles the people for so many years groaned under. All who would find mercy must thus confess their sins. Here is a self-abasing acknowledgment of the righteousness of God; and it is evermore the way of true penitents thus to justify God. Afflictions are sent to bring men to turn from their sins, and to understand God's truth. Here is a believing appeal to the mercy of God. It is a comfort that God has been always ready to pardon sin. It is encouraging to recollect that mercies belong to God, as it is convincing and humbling to recollect that righteousness belongs to him. There are abundant mercies in God, not only forgiveness, but forgivenesses. Here are pleaded the reproach God's people was under, and the ruins God's sanctuary was in. Sin is a reproach to any people, especially to God's people. The desolations of the sanctuary are grief to all the saints. Here is an earnest request to God to restore the poor captive Jews to their former enjoyments. O Lord, hearken and do. Not hearken and speak only, but hearken and do; do that for us which none else can do; and defer not. Here are several pleas and arguments to enforce the petitions. Do it for the Lord Christ's sake; Christ is the Lord of all. And for his sake God causes his face to shine upon sinners when they repent, and turn to him. In all our prayers this must be our plea, we must make mention of his righteousness, even of his only. The humble, fervent, believing earnestness of this prayer should ever be followed by us.

Verses 20-27: An answer was immediately sent to Daniel's prayer, and it is a very memorable one. We cannot now expect that God should send answers to our prayers by angels, but if we pray with fervency for that which God has promised, we may by faith take the promise as an immediate answer to the prayer; for He is faithful that has promised. Daniel had a far greater and more glorious redemption discovered to him, which God would work out for his church in the latter days. Those who would be acquainted with Christ and his grace, must be much in prayer. The evening offering was a type of the great sacrifice Christ was to offer in the evening of the world: in virtue of that sacrifice Daniel's prayer was accepted; and for the sake of that, this glorious discovery of redeeming love was made to him. We have, in verses (24-27), one of the most remarkable prophecies of Christ, of his coming and his salvation. It shows that the Jews are guilty of most obstinate unbelief, in expecting another Messiah, so long after the time expressly fixed for his coming. The seventy weeks mean a day for a year, or 490 years. About the end of this period a sacrifice would be offered, making full atonement for sin, and bringing in everlasting righteousness for the complete justification of every believer. Then the Jews, in the crucifixion of Jesus, would commit that crime by which the measure of their guilt would be filled up, and troubles would come upon their nation. All blessings bestowed on sinful man come through Christ's atoning sacrifice, who suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. Here is our way of access to the throne of grace, and of our entrance to heaven. This seals the sum of prophecy, and confirms the covenant with many; and while we rejoice in the blessings of salvation, we should remember what they cost the Redeemer. How can those escape who neglect so great salvation!

 

 

 

 

 

Today's Scripture Application: 
  
  
  Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue with the Book of Daniel with Chapter 9. In our text today we see Daniel praying for His people and the Lord spoke to Him to convey His Message to the people. In making application we see the need to pray and seek the Lord for He does love us and will speak to us through His Word. Today many fail to have God's best for their life simply because they do not pray and seek the Lord. How about you? Do you Pray? Let us learn from our text today and the example of Daniel to see that the Lord does hear your prayers and answers them according to His Plan and Purpose for your life.
 
Thank You, David Burnette, Director:U.S.Bible Society
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Today's Prayer Requests: 
Sun 9/28/2014 | usa |  bob m |  I pray for the holy spirit to move my spirit to draw closer to the Lord. I need refreshing of my heart.  I pray for the refreshing of my spirit and heart to draw closer to the Lord
  • Sun 9/28/2014 | ETHIOPIA | TADESSE BELAY |  I have two hemophiliac(a life long bleeding disorder ,which has no medication in the 3rd world countries ) sons ,for that matter I have made many attempts to make a permanent move to America ,Canada or European countries where they can get proper medication. I have forwarded to you the justifying documents via your support
  • Sun 9/28/2014 | UGANDA | GILBERT OKORE | l pray to God Almighty to help me and my wife DEBORAH to have a child
  • Sun 9/28/2014 | USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | LORD YOUR PLAN IS "THE" PLAN AND WE SHOULD COME TO FULLY UNDERSTANDING THIS! YOU AND ONLY YOU CAN PLAN FOR US......NOT US!.......SELAH
  • Sun 9/28/2014 | usa | paul perry | Please pray for my prison ministry,feeding the poor,restoration of children and family.my relationship. With melina.a good job and home.
  • Sun 9/28/2014 | United States | ROGER E HAYES |  pls pray for my healty thank you
  • Sun 9/28/2014 | sharon pankey | My Look at My Relapse 8-7-2014 Look What God Has Completed In Me Amen! After my relapse, I now realize that I have had some areas in my recovery program that I have not paid any attention. I have learned that I need to treat my disease of addiction with the respect and care that it demands daily and also the conditions that are going to arise that will need my attention in order for me to keep it my it arrested; sometimes moment by moment when the cravings and symptoms manifest themselves as they are going to do....
  • Sun 9/28/2014 | usa | fatima | Pleeasee pray my daughter and o receive help, I javelin no money for food. Please pray for help for E & l
  • Sun 9/28/2014 | hollyhill florida | teena bouthiette | Please pray,my health is not good.l have copd my lungs are not good.I hada biospy friday morning
  • Sun 9/28/2014 | USA | Allanita Ward | I need prayer for my husband that god shows him favor the enimy is trying to destroy our family pray our marriage that's stays strong through even the worst of times pray that our children grow strong in the lord and not go astray pray that I have understanding of god's words draw me and my husband near to god so that we may live for him and him only thank you and god bless
  • Sat 9/27/2014 | USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | IN LIFE WE SEE DEATH. SOMETHING WE ALL HAVE AN APPOINTMENT FOR. GUIDE ME IN HOW TO COPE AND HOW TO KEEP AN HEALTHY ATTITUDE TOWARDS TAKING CARE OF MY HEALTH , MIND, AND SOUL!......SELAH
  • Sat 9/27/2014 | south africa | Prince |  Please pray for me to break the debt cycle in my life, strength of my faith and prosperity so that I can help others
  • Fri 9/26/2014 | USA/CLEVELAND, OH | VERA BANKSTON-JONES | THIS JOURNEY I'M ON IS SOMETHING THAT I FEEL I CAN HANDLE,YET ONLY WITH YOU GOD!.......SELAH
  • Fri 9/26/2014 | usa | fatima | Please pray my daughter and I receive help, please I have no money for food. Please pray for Lisa and elinore
  • Fri 9/26/2014 |  Ghana | Gifty Ofosu-Fiator | 1) Pray that souls will be win for Christ and add to our church2) Instruments3)The convert to be grounded in the word and the Church4) God be bless and send helpers to our churchThe Church is a new church, the name is GREATER LOVE EVANGELISTIC MINISTRIES (GLEM) GHANA WEST AFRICA.Thank you and God bless youyours in His Vineyard
  • Fri 9/26/2014 | ZAMBIA | MOSES MUTALE | Please pray for me.Since i left employment in 2012, i have tried to have a sustainable living but have failed.I have tried to search for employment and other projects sometimes seemingly promising but many times i am told we are sorry we have hired someone else.Also please, send me a KJV Bible.I need it so much!
  • Fri 9/26/2014 | India | Lalnunnema |  1)Please pray for my family so that we may be live according to God's will.
    2)Pray for me,i am ordinary christian so, am living as alcoholics.I want to be born again. I am trying but can't.So i dont know what to do.Please help me.
  • Fri 9/26/2014 | South Africa | Joseph | Please pray for me to get the funding to sponsor my travelling expenses to new zealand in november for a presentation at an international conference. I really need to attend that conference but i have no money to pay for my airticket , accommodation and conference registration
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