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Deuteronomy 34:12
For no one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.

For 1500 years this was clearly true in Israel. But Moses himself had prophesied of Another who would come to Israel. “God will raise up a prophet like unto me” were the words that Moses had recorded, and these words wee behind the question posed to Jesus, “Are you the one who was to come?” Jesus was the Prophet Moses had predicted, and He is the one who did mightier works than Moses ever could do. Jesus, by his Holy Spirit, can change the hearts of sinners and make them want to walk in God’s way. Jesus gathers people from every nation to establish a Kingdom that will never fall. Jesus actually brings men and women, boys and girls to God. Bring us today, Lord.
Numbers 36:13
These are the commands and regulations the LORD gave through Moses to the Israelites on the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho.

Just across the river from the Promised Land, Moses finishes the preparation of God’s people by instructing them in how to organize things when they have taken the land. He has anticipated all the struggles and decisions as much as possible, settled all accounts and organized all preparation. They have only to cross the Jordan and begin the taking of this new land. Moses can lead them to the river and advise them with regard to the struggle, but they must go on without him, and they must conquer in the strength God supplies to them. Lord no one can live this day for us; we must conquer in the strength You supply to us. Give us strength to conquer in Jesus’ Name.
Leviticus 27:34
these are the commands the LORD gave Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelites.

At a particular time in a particular place the Creator, the Ruler of Heaven and earth, the One Eternal God, spoke to men through His chosen spokesman, Moses. He spoke to His chosen people, giving them commands that reflected His character in human terms, so that there might be a standard for right and wrong in this world, and in order to guide his people into conformity with his design for man. He spoke that there might be a reference point for appreciating Jesus when He would come to earth. He spoke to set the stage for His eternal plan of redemption to be worked out on the human stage. He spoke to all men, as his plan was to extend this salvation to all. Thank You, Lord, for speaking to us in Christ.
Exodus 40:38
So the cloud of the LORD was over the tabernacle by day, and fire was in the cloud by night, in the sight of all the houses of Israel during all their travels.

What could the unbeliever in Jehovah have thought during those long years when the evidence of the Lord’s presence was clearly there in the cloud? How could they have explained the phenomenon? What would make a cloud do what this cloud did? Yet, there were those who did not believe, would not agree, and ended up dying during the wilderness wanderings. We think that we would have been among the believers, but maybe not. If the heart is not right before God, the most obvious display of God’s power and glory will fail to convince us. Thank You, Lord, for the blood of Jesus which cleanses us and changes our heart. All Hail King Jesus!
Genesis 50:26
So Joseph died at the age of a hundred and ten. and after they embalmed him, he was placed in a coffin in Egypt.

Joseph was not placed in a tomb in Egypt, but in a coffin. He had given strict instruction to the leaders of Israel that when they were delivered from Egypt, they were to take his bones with them back to the promised land.
And, actually, they did. Moses made certain the bones were with the company when they left Egypt, they were carried for forty years in the wilderness and finally, under Joshua, deposited in a tomb in the land that Jacob had bought from the inhabitants of Shechem hundreds of years before. Lord, You move things great and small to accomplish Your will and glorify Your Name. Work wonders in our lives to show Your faithfulness throughout generations. Preserve us for Jesus’ glory!
Revelation 2:10
Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.

This is part of a letter to a particular church where Jesus found many who were faithful and true. He has reminded them that, though they are poverty-stricken, they are rich toward God. The culture in which they live and false established religion will try to destroy them. What they will suffer is not for their destruction, but for their health and joy. Lord, we know what it is like to embrace suffering as a part of getting better. Help us not to be afraid of the “surgery” you have for us. Make us strong, firm and steadfast.
Jude 2
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.

Jude is about to tell us of the urgency he feels as he writes this letter. He has a special commission from God to warn them of apostasy, wickedness and false teaching soon to arise in the church. He knows that those to whom he writes are beloved of God and kept by Jesus Christ, but they are going to face disappointment, perplexity, deceptiveness, and spiritual testing. What will keep them through it all intact is God’s mercy, peace and love, felt and experienced in a special empowering way. Thank You, Father, that Your mercy toward us is something You feel deeply. Thank You that Your love will never fail. Thank you that Yours is Peace that passes understanding. Fortify us today, in answer to the prayer of Jude for us. Lord Jesus, grant us Your mercy, peace and love.

3 John 2
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.

This should be the background and the foundation of all our prayers for every believer we know. May their health and prosperity not interfere with the true health of their souls! As their souls prosper, may they prosper! Lord, make that so for ourselves! Give us as much of affluence and peace as we can use for Your glory. Shake our health and our wealth when it begins to interfere with our soul. Help us to keep in mind that the most important thing about our lives is how we are relating to You. Make us every day willing that you should take from us that which hinders our walk with God.
May we “ get along well”, body, finances, and soul!

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