Daily Devotional

  • One of the Chosen — Thursday June 30, 2022

    THURSDAY June 30, 2022

    One of the Chosen

    “ ‘In that day,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel My servant, the son of Shealtiel,’ says the Lord, ‘and will make you like a signet ring; for I have chosen you,’ says the Lord of hosts.”

    Haggai 2:23

    Zerubbabel, the governor of Judah, was chosen by God to be His servant. Pastor Chuck Smith thought that it might be possible that Zerubbabel could be chosen as one of the two prophets who would give glory and honor to the Lord, as mentioned in Revelation 11:3: “And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”

    However, most Bible scholars teach that the two witnesses in the Tribulation Period will be Moses, as he was the Lawgiver, who represents the Law of God, and Elijah, a prophet who represents the prophets of God. Chuck also thought of the possibility of Enoch being one of the witnesses. Why? He did not die, but was raptured into heaven: And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him (Genesis 5:24).

    However, all this is a mystery. We really do not know; it could be Moses, Enoch or Zerubbabel, but for sure Elijah, as he is mentioned in Scripture: “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord” (Malachi 4:5). Take into consideration that Elijah never died. He was taken to heaven in a chariot of fire: ...a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them [Elisha and Elijah]; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven (2 Kings 2:11).

    The Scriptures have given insight into how these men will be treated. They will be hated by people in the world, so much so that they will be killed in Jerusalem; but after three-and-a-half days, as the whole world is watching, they will be resurrected and taken to heaven (Revelation 11:11-12). Thus, the whole world will know God’s judgment will come.

    God always has His witnesses. Imagine, we are all to be His witnesses in a world that is growing more hateful and murderous toward Christians.

    “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me [Jesus] in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

  • The Tribulation Period — Wednesday June 29, 2022
  • Obedience Brings Blessings — Tuesday June 28, 2022
  • God Is Still at Work — Monday June 27, 2022
  • From this Day Forward — Sunday June 26, 2022
  • God’s Glory — Saturday June 25, 2022
  • Come Let Us Reason — Friday June 24, 2022
  • True Repentance — Thursday June 23, 2022
  • God Owns Earthly Treasures — Wednesday June 22, 2022
  • Our Christian Hope — Tuesday June 21, 2022
  • Be Strong, I Am With You! — Monday June 20, 2022
  • A Leader’s Integrity — Sunday June 19, 2022
  • A Vision for God’s Work — Saturday June 18, 2022
  • A Time and Place — Friday June 17, 2022
  • Investing in Eternity — Thursday June 16, 2022
  • Hoarders and Misers — Wednesday June 15, 2022
  • Meetings With Your Master — Tuesday June 14, 2022
  • A Message of Comfort — Monday June 13, 2022
  • Hearing the Voice of God — Sunday June 12, 2022
  • God Controls Nature — Saturday June 11, 2022
  • God Can Blow Wealth Away — Friday June 10, 2022
  • Why Does Money Takes Wings? — Thursday June 9, 2022
  • Consider Your Ways! — Wednesday June 8, 2022
  • Excuses! Excuses! — Tuesday June 7, 2022
  • The Importance of God’s House — Monday June 6, 2022
  • The Message of God — Sunday June 5, 2022