Daily Topic for December 06, 2008
What would you think if an angel told you what your child would become? It happened to Mary. These words are fulfillment of Nathan’s prophecy to King David that his dynasty would rule forever and also a fulfillment of the promise given to Abraham that kings would come from his lineage. And this son of David was surely one through whom the everlasting covenant established with Abraham would bring blessing to all nations.
Pray that the Lord will rule more fully over us that we might better declare His praise to the nations who do not know His great Name.
Sharnah hasn’t seen her family since 1967 when Israel invaded the Golan Heights. Sharnah and her husband ended up on the Israeli side of the new border. Her brothers and sisters still live on the Syrian side. The Druze believe in arranged marriages, and in 1966 such a marriage had sent her to a village destined to become part of Israel. She wanted to ask her god for help, but didn’t know how. Sharnah was part of the 90 percent majority that wasn’t initiated into the mysteries of the Druze religion.
The Druze began as a reform movement within Islam during the 11th century in Egypt. They adopted doctrines, such as a belief in reincarnation which got them branded as heretics by most Muslims. Persecution forced Druze adherents underground and caused them to reject converts to their religion. The Druze worship a group of spiritual leaders, people like Moses, Jesus and Mohammed, yet consider themselves to be monotheists. The Druze don’t realize they’re on the wrong side of the border between heaven and hell.Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Ask the Holy Spirit to open their spiritual eyes so that they may see Jesus Christ as the only source of salvation, and not just as a good teacher. Pray that walls of fear and suspicion may be broken down, and replaced with love and dedication to the One True God.-WK