He Is (at 32:45)

Old notes taken mostly from my personal time with God. We're moving house again, so, I guess we're back to being, literally, pilgrims on the Rough Roads of Planet Earth. (Photo taken on a road to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, North Auckland, NZ, Dec 2009.)

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Number 7

dated 7 July 2007

Today is special to many Christian groups. It's 7-07-2007. The number 7 is connoted with jubilee in the Bible. That means, in a cycle of 7 years, the 7th year is when all debts are canceled- they suddenly become zero. That's in the Old Testament. Had the Jews practiced it, together with the other statutes God had given them, the glorious kingdom of Israel in the time of David would have continued on. As it is, they didn't, and that led to their downfall. However, God had promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that if He scatters the people of Israel all over the earth because of their disobedience, in His faithfulness, He will bring them back, if they cry out to Him. The formation of the nation of Israel in 1948 is testament to the fulfillment of that promise from God. However, the Bible story has not finished unfolding. Jesus will come again in His glory, and He will rule from Jerusalem!

As for me, how do I apply this 7-07-2007 jubilee concept, then? Well, I pray to God that my friends who have any grudge against me would cancel my "debt" by forgiving me, and I pray to God to help me forgive people, especially those I thought I had already forgiven, but unconsciously still has a grudge on. Tricky huh? The human heart is more complicated than we think.Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Almond blossoms in spring reminds me of "starting over."

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