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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Jeremiah, Chapter 46, Verse 27-28
27 But you, my servant Jacob, do not fear; do not be dismayed, Israel! Listen! I will deliver you from far-off lands; your offspring, from the land of their exile. Jacob shall again find rest, secure, with none to frighten him. 28 You, Jacob my servant, must not fear—oracle of the LORD—for I am with you; I will make an end of all the nations to which I have driven you, But of you I will not make an end: I will chastise you as you deserve, I cannot let you go unpunished.

The Lord embraces Israel and gives hope and correction but warns against Egypt.

Against Egypt[1]

·         This chapter is a prophecy in poetic form against Egypt. It begins with God speaking about Pharaoh Neco, who gets defeated by Nebuchadnezzar at the River Euphrates in Mesopotamia.
·         It's kind of like, "Get on your horses, Egyptians! Put on your armor and shields! Oh wait, you're retreating? You're getting slaughtered? What a shame."
·         Like the floodwaters of the Nile, Egypt tries to spread over the earth and destroy cities.
·         God urges the Egyptian warriors and their allies to get ready for battle. Then he says that they're just another sacrifice to his glory. They're next up to get clobbered by Babylon.
·         God sarcastically tells Egypt to seek a medicinal balm in Gilead. But there's no healing for them: they're toast.
·         God predicts that Nebuchadnezzar will invade and destroy Egypt.
·         God says to tell the Egyptians to get ready for their slaughter.
·         He also mocks their bull god, Apis, who's zero help to them.
·         The Egyptians stumble home in defeat and the Pharaoh earns the nickname "Braggart Who Missed His Chance." Oh, snap!
·         Egypt should pack its bags for exile—they're in for it.
·         Egypt's like a "beautiful heifer" who gets stung and driven nuts by a gadfly from the north (Babylon).
·         Egypt will be put to shame, slithering away in retreat like a snake, and being flattened like a forest cut down by the Babylonian war axes.
·         God's bringing punishment on Amon of Thebes, Pharaoh, and all the Egyptian gods and kings.
·         Pharaoh and those who trust in him will be captured, but afterwards Egypt will be inhabited again like it used to be.
·         In concluding the chapter, God again promises Israel that it will be freed from captivity. God will destroy the nations that have oppressed Israel, but not Israel itself. The people will return to their homeland under God's protection.

Aids in Battle[2] Psalms and Supplications in Combat with Evil

A number of the Psalms and other scriptural canticles praise God for giving His people victory in battle and ask for God’s assistance.
·         Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; my mercy and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, and He in whom I take refuge. Ps 144: 1– 2
·         And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior  .  .  . because He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.  .  .  . He has shown might with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart, He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly.” Lk 1: 46– 47, 49, 51– 52

World Tuberculosis Day[3]

World Tuberculosis Day, also known as World TB Day, seeks to raise awareness for Tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is a baterial infectious disease that affects the lungs. It is estimated that in 2014, 9.6 million people fell ill with Tuberculosis and 1.5 million died from the disease. World Tuberculosis Day is a World Health Organization holiday that is observed annually on March 24. The celebratory date commemorates the discovery of Tubercolosis bacteria by Dr. Koch in 1882.

World Tuberculosis Day Facts & Quotes

·         The theme for World Tuberculosis Day in 2016 was Unite to End TB.
·         Tuberculosis is the leading killer of HIV/AIDS-positive people.
·         The tuberculosis death rate dropped 47% between 1990 and 2015. The disease is treatable with a six-month course of antibiotics.
·         Tuberculosis occurs in every part of the world. The largest  number of cases in the world occur in India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, China and South Africa.
·         The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.- Mother Theresa

Daily Devotions
·         Drops of Christ’s Blood
·         Nineveh 90 Day 83
·         Manhood of the Master-Day 7 week 8
·         Lenten Calendar Day 39
·         Do 50 min. in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
·         Please pray for me and this ministry


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