Wednesday, November 30, 2016

"Queen of Heaven"

Subject: Jimmy DeYoung's Daily Devotional

Prophecy Today Devotions  
November 30, 2016 

Jimmy DeYoung
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Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.

For further study - Jeremiah 7:1-20

The time of the writing of this passage is around 600 years before the birth of Jesus Christ during the days of King Josiah, King of Judah. Daniel and his three Hebrew companions had already been taken into Babylon to be trained as "counselors" in the court of King Nebuchadnezzar.

Jeremiah, the prophet, receives a message from the Lord, verse 1, a warning to pass along to the Jewish people. The Prophet was to stand at the gate of the Temple complex and to warn all that came up to the Temple to worship.

God's spokesman, Jeremiah, was to tell the Jewish people to amend their ways, in other words, to "get their hearts right with God or else face judgment." The judgment from the Lord was to start at the "house of the Lord," the Temple. The Lord had Jeremiah remind the people of Israel of the judgment that took place at Shiloh, some 500 years earlier, I Samuel 3 & 4.

You might remember that Shiloh was the headquarters for the children of Israel when they came into the Promise Land under the leadership of Joshua. It is also where they erected the Tabernacle, to house the Ark of the Covenant.

Shiloh was the political and spiritual capital of the Jewish people for the first 350 years they were in the Promised Land, Joshua 18:1. The account of God's judgment on the Jewish people at Shiloh in I Samuel 3 & 4 indicates that the "Glory of the Lord departed from Shiloh."

God told Jeremiah to warn the Jews that it could happen again if they didn't get right with Him. Our extended reading for today details the "sins of the people" against the Lord in Shiloh and in the days of Jeremiah's ministry. This was the lifestyle of those coming to the Temple, to supposedly worship the Lord.

This is a similar scenario at many churches in our present world. It was a very sinful time as indicated by the Lord's words to Jeremiah to pray not for these people, verse 16Verse 17 gives us the information of the worship the Jews were offering up to the "Queen of Heaven."

Let me give you some background on the "Queen of Heaven" from extra-Biblical material. The "Queen of Heaven" was the title of the wife of Nimrod, Semiramis, Genesis 11. Nimrod, who built a city, Babylon, Genesis 11:4, also established a religion. This religion was a "mother-son cult" where the mother, Semiramis, and the son, Tammuz, were co-equal recipients of worship.

That worship consisted of serving "cakes" in honor of this false religion established in Babylon. It also involved the parents painting hard-boiled eggs and hiding them for the children to find on their special "holy day" for the "Queen of Heaven" called "Ishtar."

Remember, God told Jeremiah not to pray for those who worship like this. The "mother-son cult," with worship of the "Queen of Heaven," was headquartered in Babylon until the fall of the Babylonian Empire in 539 BC.

The false Babylonian religion moved it's headquarters then to Pergamus in Asia Minor, modern-day Turkey, until the fall of the Roman Empire when it moved to the "seven-hilled city" of Rome, Italy, where it is today and where it will continue to be during the first half of the Tribulation Period, Revelation 17.

God's judgment will come even to those who supposedly worship Him. As we look at our world today we see a similar scenario, as was described for the last days. Judgment must begin at the "house of the Lord." We are living in the "last days."

PRAYER THOUGHT: Thank you Lord for the warning of judgment for sin. Help me to be pure before you in these last days.


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Monday, November 28, 2016



Pastor Rick Jackson


1. No Flesh Can Glory Before God [v. 1-2, James 2:18ff, Gn. 15:6]

2. Believing God Accesses God’s Righteousness [v. 3, 2 Cor. 5:14]

3. Works Earns Debt, Faith Accesses Grace [v. 4-5, James 2:10, Rm. 5:2]

II. KING DAVID [v. 6-9]

1. The Imputation of Righteousness [v. 6]

2. The Forgiveness of Debt [v. 7, Is. 1:18]

3. The Absence of Sin on Record [v. 8]


1. The Perfect Timing [v. 9-12, Gal. 4:4]

2. The Promise Believed [v. 13-23]

3. The Price Paid [v. 24-25]

Sunday, November 27, 2016


John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Pastor Rick Jackson

I. UNDISPUTED- There's really no argument about it. The love of God is greater than any other love.

1. It is a Gracious Love- it can't be bought or earned (Rm. 5:8)

He loves the unlovable, He loves the unlovely, He loves the unloving. 1 Cor. 3 teaches there are 3 kinds of people (natural, carnal, spiritual) and God loves them all. Rm. 5:8, Heb. 12:6ff, Jn. 14:21

2. It is a Giving Love- it can't be outgiven or outlasted (Jn. 3:16)

3. It is a Great Love- the changes it brings are incomparable (Eph. 2:3-5, I Tm. 1:14)


1. No-one can Separate us from it (Rm. 8:35-39)

2. No-one can Supersede it (Ps. 27:9-10, Jn. 15:13)

3. No-one can Surpass it (Eph. 3:18-20)


1. He Came (I Jn. 4:10)

2. He Saw (Mt. 9:35-38)

3. He Conquered (Jn. 19:30, Rm. 1:4, Col. 2:6-15)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

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Friday, November 25, 2016

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

II Cor. 5:9 Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
You say, "I won't be afraid of that." That is a strange thing. You go down a highway and a trooper or police siren sounds and your car is stopped. You stammer, "Well, Officer, w-w-was I g-g-going that fast? I-I-I...." You are scared of a traffic police officer; well don't think you won't tremble when you come to face Jesus Christ with a wasted life, with loved ones unsaved and unwarned! Oh, the wasted years? There will be tears of terror for Christians up in Heaven. Certainly, that is what the Scripture here teaches. Christians have to give an account. Tears of terror! - John R. Rice

He is not just a good man, not just a prophet, not just the lowly Nazarene. Jesus is God. And one of these glad days we will see Him. And when I see Jesus I won't shake hands with Him and call Him a nice Prophet and say, "I preached, too, Jesus." When I see Jesus I will fall on my face before Him. And if He will put His hands on my head an say, "Well done, faithful servant," that will be my crowning glory. And maybe He will let me kiss His feet. I say, I am not thinking about Jesus as a good man, or as a preacher, or a prophet. Jesus is God the Son, who came to be my Saviour and yours. - John R. Rice

Jesus is God the Son, who came to be my Saviour and yours.
You can take Him so if you will. And you ought to. Jesus is God. That means the unsaved must give an account to him. You must meet Jesus in judgment if you don't take Him as your Saviour, for all judgment is given unto His hands. He is the One on that Great White Throne judgment seat when lost sinners are brought from death and Hell and the grave, to face judgment there. And if you don't meet the tender, compassionate Saviour now who, in a sacrificial substitution, took your place, paid your debt, and made it so you could be forgiven, then you must meet Him as Judge with a stern face, and with eyes like fire that will bore into the wicked when He says, "Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels."
Jesus is God. - John R. Rice

I talked to a girl one time who said, "I don't accept Jesus as Saviour, but I pray."
I said, "To whom do you pray?"
"I pray to God the Father."
I said, "He won't listen to you, because John 14:6 says, ' man cometh unto the Father, but by me.' You can't say, 'Father, I spit on Your Son, but I like You very much.' No, you don't. You come by way of Jesus Christ if you ever expect to be saved. He is the Saviour." - - John R. Rice

What do you think Jesus thought about in those nine months when that little body was carried about in the womb of Mary? Then Jesus came into this world. He had all the limitations that we have. Jesus took the place of a Man; so He is the Son of Man. Some seventy-odd times Jesus called Himself "the Son of man." The Bible says He is not ashamed to call us brethren. He is one with us. The Bible says we can be heirs of god and joint heirs with Jesus. If Jesus, with a human body, goes to Heaven, then we, with human bodies, resurrected and glorified, can go to Heaven. So we consider Jesus as the Son of Man. That meant Jesus was tempted, tempted in all points. - John R. Rice

Jesus went forty days without food or water. It is a strange thing. He went forty days and did neither eat nor drink. Why? I think He wanted to be as weak as anybody ever is who is tempted of Satan. I think He wanted to say, "Don't be afraid Christians. I made Myself weak as any of you, and I licked the Devil with Scriptures. So can you. - John R. Rice

He had nowhere to lay His head. Not only that, but Jesus didn't have our conveniences. I thank God for a nice home, with three bedrooms. It is too good for an old sinner like me!
One time in Dallas I took dear Dr. H. A. Ironside out to dinner. He said, "Too good for sinners!"
But the Lord Jesus lived in poverty. Remember He said, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." - John R. Rice

Thursday, November 24, 2016


1 CHRON. 16:7-10                                                           

Pastor Rick Jackson


1. Meals [Mt. 15:36]

2. Midnight [Ps. 119:62]

3. Christmas [Luke 2:36-38]

4. Forever [Ps. 30:1-4, 10-12]


1. Among People [Ps. 35:18]

2. In Captivity [Dan. 6:10]

3. Church Services [1 Cor. 14:16]

4. Lord’s Supper [1 Cor. 11:24]


1. For Deliverance from Enemies [2 Sm. 22:47-51, Ps. 18]

2. For God’s Goodness & Mercy [1 Chr. 16:34-35, 41]

3. It is a Good Thing [Ps. 92:1ff]

4. For Healing [Lk. 17:16]

5. For Victory in Jesus [1 Cor. 15:57, 2 Cor. 2:14]

6. For Jesus [2 Cor. 9:15]

7. For Christian Brethren [Eph. 1:16]

8. For ALL Things [Eph. 5:4, 20]

9. For Being Able to Do Things in His Name [Col. 3:17]

10. In Everything [1 Th. 5:18]

11. As a Sacrifice to Our Sacrifice, the Lord Jesus Christ [Heb. 13:10-16]