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Season Greetings

MerryChristmas Season Greetings Dear Ministry Followers, I want to take this time out to wish each of you around the world a MerryChristmas and Season Greetings. Let’s thank Yahweh for His Son.
Your brother in Christ Jesus, Lynwood F. Mundy
Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Early Syracuse Coin

Early Syracuse Coin ‎This silver Greek tetradrachma, minted about 480 B.C. in Syracuse, Sicily, depicts a charioteer and four-horse team called a “tethrippon” (obverse). Nike, goddess of victory, flies above and a lion runs below. Four dolphins swim around the city’s Greek name, “SURAKOSION,” and the laurelled head of Arethusa, a sea nymph associated with Ortygia Island near Syracuse (reverse). Corinthian settlers established the colony that became Syracuse on Ortygia in about 734 B.C. Paul stopped at Syracuse on his trip from Caesarea Maritima to Rome (Acts 28:12). ‎Ps 20:7, Ps 68:17, Acts 8:28–39, Acts 28:12, 1 Cor 15:57

Thothmes III

Thothmes III
‎Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, known as the Pharaoh of Joseph’s elevation and the conqueror of Canaan (1503–1449 B.C.). Head from a colossal statue at Karnak, discovered by Belzoni. Now in the British Museum. ‎From a Photograph.

Tribe of Benjamin

Tribe of Benjamin
Philippians 3:5
Excerpt


One of the smallest of the 12 tribes of Israel, made up of descendants of Jacob’s youngest son (Num. 1:36). In the OT the tribe is often referred to as simply “Benjamin.” Though small, the tribe of Benjamin played an important role in Israelite history, particularly in their conduct as great warriors (Jgs 20:13–16; 1 Chr 12:1–2).


Elwell, Walter A., and Philip Wesley Comfort. Tyndale Bible dictionary 2001 : 160. Print. Tyndale Reference Library.

God Calls Abram

God Calls Abram
Excerpt


The first three verses of this chapter are very important as the opening of the extended narrative that takes up the rest of the book of Genesis. They are not only the beginning of the story of the call of Abram, but they are the beginning of the story of the line chosen by God, as opposed to episodes in the story of the human race as a whole. “The story begins with one individual, and extends gradually to his family, then to a people, and later still to a nation” (Speiser).


Reyburn, William David, and Euan McG. Fry. A Handbook on Genesis. New York: United Bible Societies, 1998. Print. UBS Handbook Series.

Hebrew Pottery

Hebrew Pottery ‎Archaeologists can distinguish a vessel’s cultural source by small variations in the shape of a handle, lip, or base. Nineteenth-century archaeologist Flinders Petrie identified the vessels shown here as Hebrew both from the strata in which they were found, at Tell el-Hesi near Beersheba, and from details of their construction. David, portraying the worldwide power God’s [Son]would have, said that the Eternal King would shatter resistant nations like a man shatters a clay vessel with an iron rod (Psalm 2:8–9, Rev 2:26–27). ‎Judg 6:19, 1 Kgs 17:10, Ps 2:8–9, Jer 18:1–6, Hos 8:8, Mark 7:4, Rev 2:26–27

The Last Supper

The Last Supper ‎ Gathered now with the twelve at table around Him, Jesus was “troubled in spirit.” Perhaps the human side of the man desired to have for that one night at least, only friends about Him. Hence, suddenly, He told the twelve that one of them was about to betray Him; and when each, including Judas, protested that the thing was impossible, Jesus obscurely hinted at the traitor, so that only Judas caught the sense. Knowing he was detected, yet not knowing why he was spared and permitted to complete his treachery, Judas slunk forth from the room at the Master’s command.
‎Left alone with the loyal eleven, Christ blessed a piece of bread and brake it and gave a bite to each of them; also he blessed a cup of wine and passed it around to each, accompanying these with those mysterious marvellous words, declaring that the bread and wine were His own body and blood, given to the disciples to strengthen them: “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the…

Athens Roman forum

Athens Roman forum ‎Athens Roman forum from northeast

Thoughts for the Quiet Hour

December 17

  Lot … pitched his tent toward Sodom
Gen. 13:12
And soon Lot moved into Sodom; and before long Sodom moved into him.

Theodore Cuyler

Hardman, Samuel G., and Dwight Lyman Moody. Thoughts for the Quiet Hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing, 1997. Print.

Connect the Testaments

December 17: Land and Deeds
Jeremiah 32:1–44; Romans 7:7–25; Proverbs 21:13–31

Those of us who have purchased a home know the frightening feeling of closing day—“Am I signing my life away? Am I binding myself to this building forever?” Imagine, on top of those feelings, knowing that the place you’re buying is about to be overrun by a foreign nation and may no longer belong to you. That’s what the prophet Jeremiah experienced.

Yahweh tells Jeremiah that his cousin will arrive with an offer to purchase a field. So when Jeremiah’s cousin shows up, Jeremiah views it as Yahweh’s will that he purchase the land, and he does (Jer 32:1–12). Meanwhile, Jeremiah knows that the Babylonians are coming and that they will overrun the land of God’s people, including the land that he has just purchased. This is not a reckless act; this is a moment of faith. Jeremiah seizes the opportunity to proclaim Yahweh’s faithfulness.

Turning to his assistant, Baruch, Jeremiah remarks in front of everyone witnessin…

My Utmost for His Highest

December 17th
Redemption creates the need it satisfies


But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him. 1 Cor. 2:14.

The Gospel ofGod creates a sense of need of the Gospel. Paul says—“If our gospel be hid, it is hid”—to those who are blackguards? No, “to them that are lost; in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not.” The majority of people have their morality well within their own grasp, they have no sense of need of the gospel. It is God Who creates the need of which no human being is conscious until He manifests Himself. Jesus said—“Ask, and it shall be given unto you,” but God cannot give until a man asks. It is not that He withholds, but that is the way He has constituted things on the basis of Redemption. By means of our asking, God gets processes into work whereby He creates the thing that is not in existence until we do ask. The inner reality of Redemption is that it creates all the time.…

Morning and Evening

Morning, December 17      Go To Evening Reading
 “I remember thee.”   — Jeremiah 2:2
Let us note that Christ delights to think upon his Church, and to look upon her beauty. As the bird returneth often to its nest, and as the wayfarer hastens to his home, so doth the mind continually pursue the object of its choice. We cannot look too often upon that face which we love; we desire always to have our precious things in our sight. It is even so with our Lord Jesus. From all eternity “His delights were with the sons of men”; his thoughts rolled onward to the time when his elect should be born into the world; he viewed them in the mirror of his foreknowledge. “In thy book,” he says, “all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them” (Ps. 139:16). When the world was set upon its pillars, he was there, and he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel. Many a time before his incarnation, he descended to th…