Coronavirus Lockdown

During this period of self-isolation, you may wonder how you will cope? No fellowship, no meetings, reduced spiritual food whether for comfort, education or exhortation. What can you do? It can be lonely on your own and you may long for the company and encouragement of others.

We have collected a few links which you can access:

Uplook Ministries: http://uplook.tv/
Denver Gospel Hall: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn42Oz2OY9rXJCgYoadEDjA
Seek the Truth: www.seekthetruth.org.uk
Craig Munro: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRJE6BSE_X013k_yYOCacdA

You can also access these videos plus a whole lot of other helps such as Bible Reading Plans and recorded ministry by downloading the Precious Seed App which is available in both the Android and Apple Stores - follow the links below.

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If you are a believer, our prayer is that you will stay safe and be built up in your most holy faith at this difficult time. If you are not a believer, please take the situation seriously and realize that God may be speaking to you through these circumstances.

NB. Please note that we (Precious Seed) do not necessarily agree with everything that is said or believed by the speakers but we are happy to bring these links to you as we are sure that you will find some benefit and blessing from them.

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Precious Seed Volume 75 Issue 2 - May 2020

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Daily Thought

Daily Thought for: 6th July

ZERUBBABEL—THE GOVERNOR

Haggai 1. 1; 2. 4; Zechariah 4. 1-10

When Israel began to return from exile at the command of Cyrus, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel was the governor of Judah. The house of God was to be rebuilt. To Zerubbabel, and Joshua the High Priest, the word of the Lord came through Haggai. Apathy had set in amongst the people. They thought more about their own houses than the progress of God’s house, Hag. 1. 2-4. The Lord through Haggai challenged the people to action. Think today, that selfish materialism can frustrate the work of the Lord in His church. Note the challenge; ‘Go up to the mountain and bring wood, and build the house’, 1. 8. The actions recommended to an inactive, unenthusiastic people were ‘go’, ‘bring’ and ‘build’. Those apply to God’s people now, as ever! 

Just as the Lord had stirred the spirit of Cyrus to fulfil His purpose, so He stirs up the spirit of Zerubbabel to build. He, with others, came to work in the house of the Lord. We note very clearly, that motivation to work for the Lord comes from within. His spirit, the spirit of Joshua, and that of the remnant of the people were moved to work. All work for God begins not with our hands, but as the result of the desires of our hearts. We are to do things heartily as unto the Lord. 

We notice also that Zerubbabel and those who joined him obeyed the voice of the Lord their God through Haggai the prophet. The work must move forward with a committed obedience to God’s word. Only work done in response to the Lord’s direction can be effective and please Him. Note also that, if like Zerubbabel we are willing to obey the Lord, He will give us every encouragement. ‘Be strong, O Zerubbabel . . . for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts’, 2. 4. The work was large and demanding, yet the Lord’s support was there. This is enforced in Zech. 4. 6-7; ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts’. This could be a golden verse for us when we feel weak. How slow we are to learn that our ‘sufficiency is of God’, 2 Cor. 3. 5. This very day we can lay hold of this helpful truth. Then the ‘great mountain’ that obstructs and hinders will become a plain, through God’s grace, Zech. 4. 7. 

 

Daily Thought

Daily Thought for: 6th July

ZERUBBABEL—THE GOVERNOR

Haggai 1. 1; 2. 4; Zechariah 4. 1-10

When Israel began to return from exile at the command of Cyrus, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel was the governor of Judah. The house of God was to be rebuilt. To Zerubbabel, and Joshua the High Priest, the word of the Lord came through Haggai. Apathy had set in amongst the people. They thought more about their own houses than the progress of God’s house, Hag. 1. 2-4. The Lord through Haggai challenged the people to action. Think today, that selfish materialism can frustrate the work of the Lord in His church. Note the challenge; ‘Go up to the mountain and bring wood, and build the house’, 1. 8. The actions recommended to an inactive, unenthusiastic people were ‘go’, ‘bring’ and ‘build’. Those apply to God’s people now, as ever! 

Just as the Lord had stirred the spirit of Cyrus to fulfil His purpose, so He stirs up the spirit of Zerubbabel to build. He, with others, came to work in the house of the Lord. We note very clearly, that motivation to work for the Lord comes from within. His spirit, the spirit of Joshua, and that of the remnant of the people were moved to work. All work for God begins not with our hands, but as the result of the desires of our hearts. We are to do things heartily as unto the Lord. 

We notice also that Zerubbabel and those who joined him obeyed the voice of the Lord their God through Haggai the prophet. The work must move forward with a committed obedience to God’s word. Only work done in response to the Lord’s direction can be effective and please Him. Note also that, if like Zerubbabel we are willing to obey the Lord, He will give us every encouragement. ‘Be strong, O Zerubbabel . . . for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts’, 2. 4. The work was large and demanding, yet the Lord’s support was there. This is enforced in Zech. 4. 6-7; ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts’. This could be a golden verse for us when we feel weak. How slow we are to learn that our ‘sufficiency is of God’, 2 Cor. 3. 5. This very day we can lay hold of this helpful truth. Then the ‘great mountain’ that obstructs and hinders will become a plain, through God’s grace, Zech. 4. 7. 

 

Daily Thought

Daily Thought for: 6th July

ZERUBBABEL—THE GOVERNOR

Haggai 1. 1; 2. 4; Zechariah 4. 1-10

When Israel began to return from exile at the command of Cyrus, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel was the governor of Judah. The house of God was to be rebuilt. To Zerubbabel, and Joshua the High Priest, the word of the Lord came through Haggai. Apathy had set in amongst the people. They thought more about their own houses than the progress of God’s house, Hag. 1. 2-4. The Lord through Haggai challenged the people to action. Think today, that selfish materialism can frustrate the work of the Lord in His church. Note the challenge; ‘Go up to the mountain and bring wood, and build the house’, 1. 8. The actions recommended to an inactive, unenthusiastic people were ‘go’, ‘bring’ and ‘build’. Those apply to God’s people now, as ever! 

Just as the Lord had stirred the spirit of Cyrus to fulfil His purpose, so He stirs up the spirit of Zerubbabel to build. He, with others, came to work in the house of the Lord. We note very clearly, that motivation to work for the Lord comes from within. His spirit, the spirit of Joshua, and that of the remnant of the people were moved to work. All work for God begins not with our hands, but as the result of the desires of our hearts. We are to do things heartily as unto the Lord. 

We notice also that Zerubbabel and those who joined him obeyed the voice of the Lord their God through Haggai the prophet. The work must move forward with a committed obedience to God’s word. Only work done in response to the Lord’s direction can be effective and please Him. Note also that, if like Zerubbabel we are willing to obey the Lord, He will give us every encouragement. ‘Be strong, O Zerubbabel . . . for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts’, 2. 4. The work was large and demanding, yet the Lord’s support was there. This is enforced in Zech. 4. 6-7; ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of Hosts’. This could be a golden verse for us when we feel weak. How slow we are to learn that our ‘sufficiency is of God’, 2 Cor. 3. 5. This very day we can lay hold of this helpful truth. Then the ‘great mountain’ that obstructs and hinders will become a plain, through God’s grace, Zech. 4. 7. 

 

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