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It Always Happens At Church Time

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It Always Happens At Church Time

Why do the worst things happen about church time? It keeps some folks from coming, makes others have to leave and disrupts the service. it’s no accident. Read these references and see a pattern.

Israel was required to have a morning and evening sacrifice. That was their custom.

  • Num. 28:3 And thou shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which ye shall offer unto the LORD; two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering.
  • Num. 28:4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb shalt thou offer at even;

From Scripture we know that the ordinary services of the sanctuary consisted of the morning and evening sacrifices.  According to general agreement, the morning sacrifice was brought at the “third hour,” corresponding to our 9am. This may explain how on the day of Pentecost such a multitude could so readily “come together,” Seeing it was the third hour, they would all be in the temple.

  • The Morning Sacrifice was about 9:00am
  • Josephus puts the evening sacrifice down at the ninth hour or 3pm.

Elijah stopped the pagan worship on Mt. Carmel at the time of evening sacrifice.

  • 1Kings 18:27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
  • 1Kings 18:28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
  • 1Kings 18:29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

Goliath came to threaten, challenge and intimidate the people of God, every morning and evening.

  • 1Sam. 17:16 And the Philistine drew near morning and evening, and presented himself forty days.
  • Goliath came at church time.
  • He knew he was being disruptive.
  • The Israelites were trying to have church.
  • He kept on intimidating them.
  • The devil trying to hinder a church service is nothing new.
  • It’s an age-old tactic. Every service has it’s own battle.
  • Don’t be intimidated, or lose heart.
  • Goliath will come, but we’re not ignorant of his methods.
  • Keep on singing.
  • Keep on praying.
  • Keep on shouting.
  • Keep on preaching.
  • Be encouraged.
  • The same God the helped David will help you get the victory!
  • Yes Goliath may come, but he will be defeated.

In Jesus Name!

Written by Martyn Ballestero

April 8, 2010 at 1:11 am

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  1. Par excellent!

    kennethbow

    April 8, 2010 at 11:17 am

  2. These are phenomenal! They are so refreshing! I have really enjoyed them all.

    John Scheel

    April 26, 2010 at 9:01 pm


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