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Today's Rhema – 1st January 2007


Bible Reading

Old Testament





Gen 1:1-2:9

Psa 1:1-2:6

Prov 1:1-19

Mat 1:1-11

Acts 1:1-11

Today's Rhema

1st Jan 2007:Happy New Year to all our readers.” Prov 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”


Dear brothers and sisters,


Loving greetings to you all our “Baroda Bible Club” readers in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Today let us meditate about the fear of the Lord right in the first day of this year.  All Gods’ children should always fear the Lord. No matter that how much we earn, but to fear the Lord in our life is very important as in Prov 15:16, “Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.”  All Gods’ children have to fear the Lord because when we fear Him we will be blessed in our lives.   Those who fear the Lord in this New Year will be definitely blessed through out this year as the bible says in Psa 128:1, “Blessed are all who fear the LORD, who walk in his ways.”  Such people who fear the Lord will inherit certain blessings let us see about it today as in Psa.128:2 to 4, “Thus is the man blessed who fears the LORD”


  1. God will help us to eat the fruit of our labor; - [every one who is born in this world cannot say they are eating and enjoying the fruit of their labor but when we fear God that will be our blessing.]
  2. God will give blessings and prosperity for us. – [God will prosper us in a new way in this world and we will see the help of God in our lives to live for God.]
  3. God will bless our wife and make her like a fruitful vine within our house as in Psa 128:3; - [the one who finds a wife gets favor from God and she will be a fruit bearing person so that with her he will enjoy his life.]
  4. God will bless our sons to be like the olive shoots around our table. – [God will definitely give children as a gift and they will be strong and live around him.]
  5. God’s children are being blessed and protected by the Lord if they fear the Lord as in Prov 14:27, “The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.”
  6. God will help us to have a long life.  Another benefit when we fear the Lord it adds length to our life as in Prov 10:27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
  7. God will help us to live on this earth as in Prov 19:23, “The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. –Gods’ children if they fear the Lord they will receive wisdom as in – Prov 15:33, “The fear of the LORD teaches man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.


May the lord help each one of his children not envy the sinners by observing their ways of on this earth but fear the Lord as in Prov 23:17, “Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.



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Further Bible Study

(Prov 2:5 NIV)  then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

(Prov 9:10 NIV)  "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

(Prov 16:6 NIV)  Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.

 (Prov 22:4 NIV)  Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.


Decision To Make

Psa 1:1  Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.


Things To Thank God

Psa 1:6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.


Today's Prayer


1 The unprecedented harvest being won in Africa, Asia and Latin America




Christianity has slightly declined as a percentage of the world’s population

2 The expansion of Evangelicals since 1960. They numbered 84.5 million (2.8%) in 1960, but in 2000 they were 420 million (6.9%)

3 The spread of Pentecostalism has been astonishing

4 The huge impact of the Charismatic movement on almost every denomination and megabloc

5 The strength and growth of the Church in lands that have, or have had, severe persecution

6 The manifest failure of human ideologies, which became more obvious in the 1980s and ‘90s

a) The collapse of Communism as a global threat, and the bankruptcy of atheism has caused significant turning to Christ in answer to prayer

b) Fundamentalist Islam has gained in political power and its ability to cause havoc in the world through subversion and sometimes terrorism, but has lost credibility in the minds of many Muslims

c) The Buddhist world has long proved a tough challenge with few major breakthroughs, but the rising tide of interest and concern for the Buddhist heartlands of Tibet and Mongolia is bearing fruit

7 The globalization of the world missions movement

a) The USA still remains the largest foreign missionary-sending nation, but South Korea has replaced the UK as the second

b) India’s missionary movement has grown enormously even as the foreign component has dwindled

8 The AD2000 and Beyond Movement launched in 1989 proved to be the most global, focused movement for world evangelization that there ever has been

a) The 10/40 Window focus was brilliantly successful

b) A great increase in research into the world’s peoples — at a global level in producing the Joshua Project List (JPL) of unreached peoples

c) The Joshua Project I was launched in 1995 to facilitate strategic planning, coordinated research and cooperative church planting during the remaining years of the 20th Century

d) A Church for every people — how far was the goal achieved

e) The gospel for every person. The Mark 16:15 version of the Great Commission exhorts preaching the gospel to every person

The sobering fact is that even with all this activity, probably 15-25% of the world’s population has not really heard the gospel in such a way as to respond to the offer of eternal salvation in Jesus Christ



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