• Todd Horton

Day 8 - Self Control

Updated: Mar 12

 

 

 

Tonight we will light the final candle for Hanukkah. Self Control.

 

Tonight, we conclude the lighting of the Chanukiah candles for this season. I pray that these devotionals will remind us that God wants us to be in HIS fullness. Will you let Him use you? Will you join Him in the journey that raises you beyond that which you could ever ask, hope, or imagine. You have been chosen for such a time as this. Grab hold of the robe of the Jew, who knows they are with God, and follow them to hill of the Lord. Jerusalem!

 

• Am I guilty of hiding my light under a bushel?

• Will I raise my light and put it on a lampstand for all to see?

• Will I allow the oil of the Holy Spirit fill me to overflowing, to fuel the LIGHT?

 

Blow the trumpet in Zion!!!

 

The Day of the LORD is coming!

 

REJOICE!!! REJOICE!!! O’ ZION The Lord Has made YOU HIS DELIGHT!

 

Day Eight: “Self-Control”

 

The Fruit of Self Control:

 

Tonight we light the candle of self control. Self control is defined as restraint exercised over one's own impulses, emotions, or desires, according to Webster’s dictionary.

 

The hardest of all the fruits of the spirit is self-control. Self control requires full and complete obedience to God in a particular area of our life. Jesus exemplified this with His death on the cross. He is so awesome. He is the God of Power.

 

Read the following bible passages:

 

• Galatians 5: 22 - 23 - Self-Control

• Zechariah chapters 14

• Exodus 25: 31,37

• Numbers 8:1-3

• Luke 11:33

 

Exodus 25:31,37

 

God commanded that a menorah of pure gold was to be made. Remember it was a command that required the full obedience of Moses and the children of Israel.

 

“You are to make a menorah of pure gold. Make seven lamps for the menorah, and mount them so as to give light to the space in front of it." - Exodus 25:31,37

 

“And this was the workmanship of the lampstand, hammered work of gold. From its base to its flowers, it was hammered work; according to the pattern that the Lord had shown Moses, so he made the lampstand.” - Numbers 8:4

 

Zechariah 14:

 

Some of the most powerful words of hope and prophecy are tucked away in Zechariah 14. Our God will once again put His feet on the Mount of Olives. The AWESOME POWER and Glory of God will fill the earth. The nations will be required to give their praise to God.

 

“On that day His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward. And you shall flee to the valley of my mountains, for the valley of the mountains shall reach to Azal. And you shall flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.” - Zechariah 14:4-5

 

“On that day there shall be no light, cold, or frost. And there shall be a unique day, which is known to the Lord, neither day nor night, but at evening time there shall be light. On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea. It shall continue in summer as in winter.” - Zechariah 14:6-8

 

“And the Lord will be king over all the earth. On that day the Lord will be one and his name one.” - Zechariah 14:9

 

“And it shall be inhabited, for there shall never again be a decree of utter destruction. Jerusalem shall dwell in security” - Zechariah 14:11

 

“Then everyone who survives of all the nations that have come against Jerusalem shall go up year after year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Booths. And if any of the families of the earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, there will be no rain on them.” - Zechariah 14:16-17

 

“No man, when he hath lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come may see the light.” - Luke 11:33

 

“Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed.

 

And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.” - Exodus 3:1-6

 

Tonight, we conclude the lighting of the Chanukiah candles for this season. I pray that these devotionals will remind us that God wants us to be in HIS fullness. Will you let Him use you? Will you join Him in the journey that raises you beyond that which you could ever ask, hope, or imagine. You have been chosen for such a time as this. Grab hold of the robe of the Jew, who knows they are with God, and follow them to hill of the Lord. Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Zion!!! The Day of

 

the LORD is coming!

 

REJOICE!!! REJOICE!!! O’ ZION The Lord Has made YOU HIS DELIGHT!

 

“Sh’ma Yisrael” - Paul Weber

 

Hear O Israel, all you chosen ones Faithful Father, Spirit of the Lord Messiah Son, our God is one

Majesty to great to dwell

In temples made in stone

 

You have chosen hearts of flesh To make your glory known

Let your Kingdom come Let your Will be done Wind of Heaven blow

 

Make your presence known Like an ocean wide

Let your Glory Rise

Let your Glory Rise Cover All the Earth Hear o Israel

Our God is One

 

Questions For Reflection:

 

Chanukah Festival of Lights

 

• Am I guilty of hiding my light under a bushel?

• Will I raise my light and put it on a lampstand for all to see?

• Will I allow the oil of the Holy Spirit fill me to overflowing, to fuel the LIGHT?

• Will I be fully obedient as Moses was to investigate this burning bush and be favored by

God?

• Will you allow God to make His glory known through you?

• Are you willing to let God make you into the uniqued patterned lampstand for the Lord?

• Am I willing to be a family that will worship the King?

 

Credits

“Shema" - Paul Wilbur

 

 

 

 

https://www.tbgrace.org/school-of-faith/

https://www.schooloffaith.eu

https://www.tbgrace.org

https://www.biblicalexperience.com

https://www.dailytorahportion.com

https://www.tbgrace.org/restoring-haven/

https://www.tbgrace.org/women-empowerment/

https://www.jordanriverexperience.com

 

0 views