“Blessed be Your Glorious Name, and may it be exalted above all blessings and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you” (Nehemiah 9:5b-6).
2 Chronicles 14 – 16; 1 Kings 15:9-15
We wonder sometimes how a bad person could come from a good family, and find it incredible that a good person could possibly come from a bad family. Reading through the kings of Israel and Judah, we discover examples of both. The third king of Judah after the separation of Judah and Israel, Asa, proves to one that coming from an evil family background need not be a handicap to holiness. Asa proved to be the godly son of a godless father named Abijah or Abijam, the second king of Judah. Abijah was what john Bunyan described as “Mr Facing-Both-Ways”, since he tried to do what Jesus taught was impossible; he tried to serve two masters. Manasseh, on the other hand, was a godless son of a godly father. The Bible is a revelation of life in the raw. God reveals what many would prefer to be hidden. Asa, despite his later series of religious deviations, was the most godly king to arise in Judah, from the division of Solomon’s kingdom up to this point (1 Kings 15:11). There are four outstanding events to consider when studying this period of history:
1 Chronicles 17:16-17
The UK, if you listen to the national news, is undoubtedly in a state of chaos. Reading through 1 Chronicles it becomes obvious that God is a God of order. That leads one to recognise that the UK in chaos is a symptom of the UK being in a position of Godlessness.
Dibre Hayyamim – “The words of the days”
Israel takes Pride
“…and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19)
Britain has opened its door to the world, but the cost of ex-pats wanting NHS treatment is scary…at least, that is what it is supposed to be. “The price of NHS treatment for tens of thousands of British pensioners returning to the UK from Spain, France and other EU countries after Brexit will hit a billion pounds, experts have warned.” ‘Experts’ have been misleading this country for years. “Britain currently spends around £500m on a scheme that allows some 190,000 pensioners to access free or reduced-cost medical treatment in EU countries.”
In the last days perilous times shall come – 2 Timothy 3:1
Friend of Hamas
The heart-wrenching scenes of the Manchester atrocity where children and young adults were murdered and maimed cause an explosion of violence in one’s consciousness. We cannot remain the same, particularly if one was at the scene at the time of the carnage, yet we put on the brave face. Nothing will change our way of life!
Last weekend offered a wake-up call to political leaders around the world, while showing the rest of us that those we think are in control may not be entirely so. Interestingly, when there is already so much uncertainty in the world, it appears the enemy of God wants to engage in warfare on a cyber scale not experienced before. The recent cyber-attack has already struck many countries, and continues to spread the globe. It is causing chaos to Britain’s NHS computer systems, with disruption to patient care and treatment. It is perhaps a serious distraction aimed at de
It was a surprise to many in British and world politics when Britain voted to leave the EU. The outcome set the global political realm into shock because it was the wrong result. It wasn’t supposed to happen that way. Britain had been promised a Referendum a number of times over the years, but it was last year before it became a reality. Enough people had passed through the education system having been born a citizen of Britain but also of the EU, that the result was thought to be a certainty. Even now, when we are coming out of Europe, there are people that co