October 26

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“I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you” (Titus 1:5 NLT).

From: October 26, 2018

TITUS AND THE CHURCH OF CRETE
Although it is uncertain when the apostle Paul visited the island of Crete, that he did visit it, and that he left Titus behind to establish its church, is a matter of history. Paul’s pattern would have been to do this work himself, but some pressing concern must have caused him to entrust this foundation work to his spiritual son, Titus.
 
My wife and I visited Crete in 2013. We walked from the harbor to its capital, Heraklion, and there found the object of our journey, namely, the Agios Titos, the Church of Saint Titus. Within this Greek Orthodox Church, they claim to have the skull of Saint Titus, proudly displaying it in a gold-encrusted setting. The practice of keeping relics is an ancient one and it seems certain that neither Titus nor Paul would’ve wanted such. Yet, the existence of the church, and even the macabre (to Western eyes) relic of Saint Titus, point to the reality that the church planting efforts of Paul and Titus are still in view.

Church of Saint Titus, Heraklion, Crete

“The LORD has made known His salvation; His righteousness He has revealed in the sight of the nations” (Psalm 98:2 NKJV).

From: October 26, 2017

The psalmist praised the “LORD.” When English translations use all caps for this word, it shows that the revealed name, “Yahweh,” is being translated. Because the Jews considered the name too holy to say, they substituted the word “Adonai,” or Lord in its place when reading it aloud. Yahweh was the name that God had “made known” to Moses at the burning bush. It was the LORD who brought little Israel out of Egypt and established them as a nation in Canaan, so that all the nations knew He had delivered them. Yet, this was only a foreshadowing of the salvation God would “make known” through Christ Jesus. Now, Jesus has commanded His disciples to “go” and “make known” the good news of His salvation to the “nations” (Matt. 28:19-20).

“The word that the Lord spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet… For out of the north a nation has come up against her, which shall make her land a desolation, and none shall dwell in it…” (Jeremiah 50:1-3 ESV)

From: October 26, 2016

Seventy years later this prophecy was fulfilled as Cyrus came from the North and destroyed Babylon. The latter part of the prophecy, that no one would live there again, is still true over 2,400 years later. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but now there is only desert in its place. It is said that Saddam Hussein planned to rebuild Babylon anew in his modern Iraq, yet the sand still blows over the supposed site. God’s Word continues to stand, but Babylon has fallen never to rise again.

“The word that the Lord spoke against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet… For out of the north a nation comes up against her, Which shall make her land desolate, And no one shall dwell therein…” (Jeremiah 50:1-3 NKJV)

From: October 26, 2015

Seventy years later this prophecy was fulfilled as Cyrus came from the North and destroyed Babylon. The latter part of the prophecy, that no one would live there again, is still true over 2,400 years later. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but now there is only desert in its place. It is said that Saddam Hussein planned to rebuild Babylon anew in his modern Iraq, yet the sand still blows over the supposed site. God’s Word continues to stand, but Babylon has fallen never to rise again.

“The Lord gave Jeremiah the prophet this message concerning Babylon… Raise a signal flag to tell everyone that Babylon will fall! …For a nation will attack her from the north and bring such destruction that no one will live there again” (Jeremiah 50:1-3 NLT)

From: October 26, 2014

Seventy years later this prophecy was fulfilled as Cyrus came from the North and destroyed Babylon. The latter part of the prophecy, that no one would live there again, is still true over 2,400 years later. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but now there is only desert in its place. It is said that Saddam Hussein planned to rebuild Babylon anew in his modern Iraq, yet the sand still blows over the supposed site. God’s Word continues to stand, but Babylon has fallen never to rise again.

“Through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior” (Titus 1:3)

From: October 26, 2013

Paul viewed his role as preacher as being both a trust to steward and a calling to obey. I’m often asked, “How did you know that you were called to preach?” My answer? How does a woman know that she is pregnant? There is a growing awareness that something new and different is taking place within. Ultimately, there is a state not easily ignored and a message that cries out to be birthed. As Paul also said, “Woe to me if I do not preach!” (1 Cor. 9:16).

“The Lord gave Jeremiah the prophet this message concerning Babylon… Raise a signal flag to tell everyone that Babylon will fall! …For a nation will attack her from the north and bring such destruction that no one will live there again” (Jeremiah 50:1-3)

From: October 26, 2012

Seventy years later this prophecy was fulfilled as Cyrus came from the North and destroyed Babylon. The latter part of the prophecy, that no one would live there again, is still true over 2,400 years later. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but now there is only desert in its place. It is said that Saddam Hussein planned to rebuild Babylon, yet the sand still blows over the supposed site. God’s Word still stands, but Babylon has fallen.