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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.
(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.
Welcome to Our Daily Devotional
Day we will READ a Chapter of the Bible
Look at the MEANING of that Chapter
make APPLICATION of this Chapter to my life
Today's Scripture: Daniel 9
the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the
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.
I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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