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Psalm 126:5-6
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

1. These verses speak prophetically of Israel’s return from captivity in Babylon. (including the prophet Jeremiah who was taken away in chains). 
Jeremiah 31: 15-17
15 Thus saith the Lord; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
16 Thus saith the Lord; Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the Lord; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
17 And there is hope in thine end, saith the Lord, that thy children shall come again to their own border.

Ramah was also known and remembered as a town in the Promised Land where God's chosen people made their home. When their time of exile ended and the people were allowed to return to Judah, Ramah is one of the cities listed as being resettled (Ezra 2:26Nehemiah 7:30).

    Jesus was born only eleven miles away in Bethlehem. Before Herod killed all the baby boys under two years of age, the gospel writer Matthew stated

    Matthew 2:13-15

    13 And when they were departed, (the wise men), behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
    14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:


    Hosea 11:1
     11
    When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

    Many of Israel’s religious leaders rejected Jesus as their promised Messiah
    Luke 19:41-44

    41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
    42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
    43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
    44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

    OTHER REVELATIONS from Psalm 126:5-6

      In current times:

      Weeping for the lost among our families, but through persistent prayer and intercession, many will come to Christ through us. (Sowing in tears, reaping in joy).

      Jesus returning for His Beloved Bride, the Body of Christ.

      He sowed Himself as a “seed” and we are part of His harvest.

      **Just yesterday (Saturday, June 8th, we learned of 4 of the Israeli hostages found alive and returned to Israel from Gaza. So many worldwide have been tearfully praying for all the hostages to be released, including the father of his 25-year-old daughter who was one of the 4. We all rejoice that God has heard the cries of His people. Never stop believing what you asked God for.


       


       


           





          Bulletin Notes

            

          Psalms 18:30

          As for] God, his way [is] perfect
          Or "without spot" {m}, as the Septuagint render the word; without any just charge of inequality, or unrighteousness; such is God's way of providence, though sometimes his methods of providence are scoffed at by wicked men, and murmured at by his own people: they are at a loss, at times, to reconcile promises and providences together, and to account for the justice and equity

          of them; these ways of his are unsearchable, and not to be traced out by them; but when his judgments will be made manifest, the wisdom, goodness, and righteousness of them will be clearly discerned, and they will be admired; for they are all of a piece, and perfectly consistent with the attributes of God: and such also is his way of grace, and method of salvation; it is agreeable to all his perfections, and according to his purposes, counsel, and covenant; this being resolved on in his breast, contrived by his wisdom, and concluded on in the covenant, has been effected and finished by his son; and his inward way of working upon the heart, though at present imperfect, will be completed; he is

          a rock, and his work is perfect, and all his ways are judgment: whatever way or method he contrives and enters upon, whether in providence or grace, he pursues and brings to an issue; for he is an omnipotent, omniscient, and unchangeable Being, and neither frustrates, nor is he frustrated; nor is there any insincerity, unrighteousness, and unfaithfulness in him; nor can he act contrary to himself, and the perfections of his nature: the way also which he prescribes to others is perfect and plain, whether the path of doctrine or of duty; the path of truth is plain to the enlightened understanding, and the way of holiness is such, in which men, though fools, shall not err.


          the word of the Lord is tried;
          as silver in a furnace, and is clear of all dross, of error, and falsehood; is free from human mixtures, and without any impurity and unholiness; nor is God's word of promise chargeable with unfaithfulness; all his promises being yea and amen in Christ, and have been tried and proved by the saints in all ages; and have been found true, faithful, constant, and invariable;


          he [is] a buckler to all those that trust in him
          ;
          not in man, nor in themselves; in their own righteousness, or in any creature or creature enjoyment or performance; but in the providence and power of God, in his grace and mercy, in his word, and especially in his Son; in his person, blood, and righteousness; to such he is a buckler or shield: his power is all around them, his favor encompasses them, and his truth, or faithfulness in his word, is their shield and buckler: and so is his Son, who is both a sun and shield to them; and such are his precious blood, his spotless righteousness, and stoning sacrifice; which, being held up by faith, repel the fiery darts of Satan.


          Christians are people of Hope. We are saved by Grace through Faith and receive the wonderful gift of Hope for today,

          tomorrow, and forever.

           

          Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:1-5 “We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel.” Colossians 1:3-5