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Weekly Inspirational: Union in Prayer (3)

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Jonathan_EdwardsMarch 3

 

“Thus says the LORD of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, even the inhabitants of many cities. The inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, ‘Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the LORD and to seek the LORD of hosts; I myself am going.’  Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem and to entreat the favor of the LORD.   Zechariah 8:20-22

It is evident from Scripture that there is yet remaining a grade advancement of the kingdom of Christ in this world by an abundant outpouring of the Spirit of God, far greater and more extensive than ever yet has been. Thus it is fitting that the last kingdom which I take place on earth shall be the kingdom of God’s own and Heir, whose right it is to rule and reign; that whatsoever revolutions and convulsions there may be in the world for a long time, the cause of truth, the righteous cause, shall finally prevail, and God’s holy people should at last inherit the earth and reign on it; but the world shall continue in tumults and great revolutions from age to age until truth and holiness are brought forth; that all things shall be shaken until that comes which is right and true and agreeable to the mind of God, which cannot be shaken; and that the wisdom of the Ruler of the world shall be manifested in bringing all things ultimately to a good end. The world is made for the Son of God. His kingdom is the end of all changes. All are only to prepare the way for this. It is fitting, therefore, that the last kingdom on earth should be His. It is wisely and mercifully ordered by God that the church of God under all preceding changes should be encouraged in her hope maintained by this: God has promised that her cause will finally prevail.

 

 

Devotions from the Pen of Jonathan Edwards

 

Jonathan Edwards, who is considered the finest theologian America has ever produced, was known for his logical mind and warm devotion to the Lord. His exposition of Scripture remains a source of powerful edification for the church. Here are 120 excerpts from this great preacher of the word presented in a daily devotional format.  Edwards certainly was an amazing philosopher and a great theologian, but his insights into God’s Word are also down to earth, practical, and devotional.  Each devotion is based on a Scripture verse and Edwards is always careful to draw your attention to the text to be fed by God’s Word, not by man’s thoughts and imaginations.

 

It is a good resource for personal devotions or as an introduction to the thought of Edwards.  You will find comfort for the soul, encouragement and exhortations for the heart, and practical instructions for the mind.

 

 

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