December 6, 2015

I Chronicles 6 - 9
These are the persons David appointed to lead the singing in the house of God after the Chest was placed there....  These are the persons, together with their sons, who served by preparing for and directing worship.... Heman, the choirmaster; Asaph, Heman’s associate stood on his right hand while Ethan was Heman’s associate who stood on his left side....

The first Israelites to return from exile to their homes and cities were priests, the Levites and the temple support staff.

Revelations 2:18 - 3:6 -  
Write this to Thyatira, “I see everything you’r doing for me.  Impressive!  The love and faith, the service and persistence.  Yes, very impressive!!  But why do you let Jezebel who calls herself a prophet mislead my dear servants into Cross-denying, self-indulging religion?  I gave her a chance to change her ways but she has no intention of giving up a career in the god-business.  I’m about to lay her low, along with her partners...Then every church will know that appearances don’t impress me.  I x-ray eveery motive and make sure you get what’s coming to you...... Are your ears awake?  Listen.  Listen to the wind words, the Spirit is blowing through the churches....

Write this to Sardis...”I see right through your work.  You have a reputation for vigor and zest, but you’re dead, stone dead.  Up on your feet!  Take a deep breath!  Maybe there’s life in you yet.  But I wouldn’t know it by looking at your busywork; nothing of God’s work has been completed...Think of the gift you once had in your hands, the Message you heard with your ears--grasp it again and turn back to God...Are your ears awake?  Listen.  Listen to the wind words, the Spirit is blowing through the churches....