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KINGDOM OF GOD,     “WORTH CONSIDERING”    6/22/20      From Ken<><
Today’s Scripture     (Across my desk this morning from Texas.)
“…When the LORD saw that Leah was not loved, he enabled her to conceive, but Rachel remained childless…”  (Genesis 29:31, NIV)

You’re Going to Shine
In today’s Scripture Leah and her sister, Rachel, were both married to Jacob. Rachel was more beautiful, so Jacob didn’t give Leah much time and attention. I’m sure she felt like she was inferior, at a disadvantage, not good enough. That doesn’t go unnoticed. God sees every injustice, every wrong, every tear. Leah went on to have four sons before Rachel had one. Having a son in those days was a big deal. God was saying, “Leah, I’m giving you sons who’ll cause Jacob to notice you.”

You may feel like someone else got all the good breaks, good childhood, good looks, good personality. Don’t worry, your time is coming. God has some advantages for you that will cause you to stand out. You’re not going to always live in the shadow of somebody more talented, more beautiful, more successful. God’s going to cause you to shine. You’re going to excel, you’re going to be known, you’re going to leave your mark.

A Prayer for Today

Father, thank You that nothing that has happened to me has gone unnoticed by You. Thank You that You take it personally, and You go to work to make things right. I believe that as I honor You and put You first that You will cause me to shine. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Ken’s Thoughts,

The story of Jacob is rather like a soap opera…  But Jacob was loved of God even before he was born because of his ultimate  faith.  And this rascal, as was born, took a lot of training.  He was a  rip off artist, a mommies boy and full of tricks.  So read from Gen.25:27 about Jacob to get a good foundation.  The go on to Laban Gen. 28:2 about his trickster uncle who exchanged Leah for Rachel after 7 years that Jacob had worked to buy Rachel…  (Laban hiding behind a law that he had neglected to share earlier.)  So Jacob the trickster has been tricked by Leah and her father and begins to take it out on Leah but then Leah gives him 4 of his 12 sons really early.  So happy family, not.  As Esau was still hot about being ripped of of his birth right to Jacob.  But in the end Jacob comes through, makes up with Esau and has 12 sons who become the nation of Israel.  Wrestles with the Messenger of God and is blessed of God.    And with this whole story comes Apostle Paul sharing in Rom. 9:12-14 “12 It was said to her that the elder [son] should serve the younger [son].  13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated (held in [a]relative disregard in comparison with My feeling for Jacob).  14 What shall we conclude then? Is there injustice upon God’s part? Certainly not!

So actually,  in the absolute foreknowledge of GOD,  it was not at all a surprise for GOD.  As from God’s dimension in eternity HE already knew where Jacob would land and loved Jacob for the man that he would become even before it happened .  In fact.  Like an architect being able to see a building from the plans prior to being built or Mozart being able to hear a melody prior to writing it down on paper so to played later.  So the real truth to take away from this story is that God deeply loves us in HIS faith of what we will become as we will learn to trust HIM.  For with Jacob the 1st born birthright was, BY FAITH, very precious to him.   But to his brother Esau it meant nothing, he could care less.  So in fact Easu sold his birth right for a bowl of stew when he was hungry.   Of course the birthright was as a gift from GOD.  Jacob believed it, but Esau did  not.  Then of the 12 sons of Jacob come with a Joseph and the saga continues till we get Christ Jesus.

So what ever “mark” you are going to make to be worth while you will need to send ahead because we can take nothing of this world with us.  If you take anything into God’s dimension of eternity at all,  it will be the love of those who’s lives have been touched by Christ Jesus through you.  Jesus was very clear in teaching us that our eternal family and our temporal family were not the same.  Matt. 12:46 “Jesus was still speaking to the people when behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to Him.47 [a] Someone said to Him, Listen! Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak to You.  48 But He replied to the man who told Him, Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?  49 And stretching out His hand toward [not only the twelve disciples but all] [b] His adherents, He said, Here are My mother and My   brothers.  50 For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother!”  So in tune with Romans 8, our new family is the family of GOD in righteousness and light.  And the only things we can send ahead are works that support the Kingdom of God.  WE are here on earth to lean to be the light on the hill to try to draw all who will to Christ Jesus as LORD.  The Holy Spirit wants to make us HOLY and to use us to draw all to Jesus who will come.  And those who come will be our very close and eternal family in the Kingdom of God.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful Grace and Mercy,    Ken<><

There is but one universal and apostolic Church of Christ Jesus as LORD.
And all who truly Love, Honor and Obey HIM are eternal members.

Elections 2020
Don’t get dismayed by this very destructive political election this year.  It is simple a clear battle between Constitutional Freedoms under God or the deception of Socialist slavery under atheism. So it is really a fight as to who will appoint the next Supreme Court Justice as to which direction the nation will then go for many years.  Seems we are very close to the point of no return.  Our schools and our government have already become mostly atheistic and morally bankrupt for many years now.   We are nationally experiencing that destructive fallout now.      Ken<><

Worthy Brief <;
The Gospel is being spread in difficult-to-reach former Soviet Union countries, Mission Network News reported Wednesday. Local Christians have been reaching out to share the Gospel and offer practical help to neighbors struggling with poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Religious freedom group Open Doors USA has been told that Christians in Iran are risking their lives to help fellow citizens with food and hygiene parcels during the coronavirus outbreak, Fox News reported Thursday. Known internationally for its radical Islamic terrorism, Iran is the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Middle East. 
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