Today’s reading: Num 10:1–36, John 17:1–26, Ps 10:1–18
Today’s theme: The High Priestly prayer of Jesus
Today we read Jesus’ prayer for His elect and chosen people, the church. It reminds us of the security and assurance we have in Jesus.
Two silver trumpets
“Make two silver trumpets. Of hammered work you shall make them, and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for breaking camp. Numbers 10:2 (ESV)
These two silver trumpets point forward to and are mentioned in the NT, these are the trumpets that will be used to raise the saints from the dead and gather us to the Lord (The Rapture / 2nd Coming). See Matt 24:31, 1 Cor 15:52, also see Rev 8:6 where they are used in Judgement.
The High Priestly prayer of Jesus
“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, John 17:20 (ESV)
It is so good to know that Jesus’ High Priestly prayer was said for and applies to all Christians of all time, including us. Some of the things covered include our eternal security and election in Jesus, our unity as believers, our endurance under persecution and our sanctification and growth in the truth of God’s Word.
The nature of Atheism
In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.” Psalm 10:4 (ESV)
We must recognise Atheism for what it is; wickedness and pride.
God is King
The LORD is king forever and ever; the nations perish from his land. Psalm 10:16 (ESV)
Just like at the end of our reading in Numbers, we can see that the Lord is King and will always be King. He is the sovereign ruler of the universe.
Most of the above post is a copy of the original notes from the same date in 2014.
The Gospel Coalition on John 17