Morning Light Bible Study

Morning Light – December 22nd, 2017 – Zecheriah 3:  The Fourth Vision of Zecheriah

Source: Today: [Zecheriah 3] The Fourth Vision of Zecheriah: In chapter 3 of Zecheriah the prophet sees a forth vision of Satan standing against the high priest whose name is Joshua. What transpires in this vision is a picture not just of the high priest at that time, but also of Jesus who would come and defeat Satan and come out of the grave victorious. [Zec 3:1-10 KJV] 1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. 2 And the LORD … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light –  December 21st, 2017 – Zecheriah 2:  God’s Wall of Fire Around Us

Source: Today: [Zecheriah 2] God’s Wall of Fire Around Us. In Zec. 2 the prophet sees an angel going to measure the city of Jerusalem. A second angel stops him and declares that the city of Jerusalem will be a city without walls, surrounded by the fire of God around her and the glory of God in the midst of her. This speaks of who God is in us as His people and the promise not only of divine protection, but also of a baptism of fire yet to be revealed whereby we experience in our bodies the immortality … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 20th, 2017 – Zecheriah 1:  The Introduction of a Seer

Source: Today: [Zecheriah 1] The Introduction of a Seer. In the book of Zecheriah we have an excellent example of a seer prophet. Zecheriah experiences several visions during the time that Haggai was prophesying. Zecheriah’s ministry is quite different than that of Haggai, but his message confirms the call to rebuild the temple, and the promise that the ancient enemies of Israel and Judah are about to be brought to heel. [Zec 1:1-21 KJV] 1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 19th, 2017 – Haggai 2:  The Glory of the Former Temple

Source: Today: [Haggai 2] The Glory of the Former Temple: In ch. 2 of Haggai the prophet encourages the people in the building of the Restoration Temple. They had become discouraged because the temple of Solomon was so much greater, they didn’t see much point in their efforts. The same discouragement plagues the people of God today. Will we ever see an outpouring of God as in the days of Acts? Many suggest it is foolish to even hope for such a thing, but Haggai speaks not only to his day but our day as well of a promised … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 18th, 2017 – Haggai 01:  Connecting with the Purposes of God

Source: Today: [Haggai 1] Connecting with the Purposes of God. Can your life be described at times as taking one step forward and two steps back? Do you feel that you just never quite come to the place of getting ahead financially or otherwise? The book of Haggai is a book that addresses a people who were struggling, as it were putting money in a bag with holes in it, not ever seeing enough of anything. Haggai by the word of the Lord brings a solution, if we have the heart to hear it. [Hag 1:1-15 KJV] 1 … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 15th, 2017 – Zephaniah 3:  The Remnant of God is Comforted

Source: Today: [Zephaniah 3] The Remnant of God is Comforted. In the concluding chapter of Zephaniah, it is prophesied that the ruling classes and elite peoples of the population of Jerusalem and Judah will go into captivity for their sins. Those that are impoverished, marginalized and oppresses are promised that they will be the remnant who will inherit the resources of their oppressors. This literally took place under the Babylonian occupation and is a reminder to us that God champions the cause of the marginalized peoples and will defend them and care for them when no one else will. … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 14th, 2017 – Zephaniah 2:  Gather together and Seek the Lord

Source: Today: [Zephaniah 2] Gather together and Seek the Lord: In chapter 2 of Zephaniah the prophet sees the nation of Judah and all the neighboring peoples coming under the gathering storm of God’s anger. He calls upon the people to do two things that if they complied would cause them to be sheltered and protected when all the world around them was plunged into chaos and destruction. [Zep 2:1-15 KJV] 1 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; 2 Before the decree bring forth, [before] the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 13th, 2017 – Zephaniah 1:  The White Hot Jealousy of God

Source: Today: [Zephaniah 1] The White Hot Jealousy of God. In the book of Zephaniah we see the prophet speaking out in the beginning of the end of the generations of the kings of David. He declares that God’s tolerance for the worship of Baal among His people is at an end, and that the land for this reason will be utterly depopulated and the people allowed to be taken into captivity because our God is a jealous God and will not endure or tolerate a divided heart to stand before His throne. [Zep 1:1-18 KJV] 1 The … (click link or title to continue)

Morning Light – December 12, 2017 – Habakkuk 3:  Faith Ends in Sight

Source: Today: [Habakkuk 3] Faith Ends in Sight. In the final chapter of Habakkuk the prophet stands corrected by the voice of God. Habakkuk has charged God will malfeasance for not forestalling the Babylonian invasion, but God has challenged him for his questioning and exhorted him to hold his peace and wait for deliverance. When we face challenges and it seems that God is far off, our place is not to doubt the Father but to question ourselves and examine ourselves as we faithfulness wait on His delivering hand. [Hab 3:1-19 KJV] 1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet … (click link or title to continue)