TOPIC: PAUL RYAN: KNOW YOUR ROOTS

BASIC SCRIPTURES: PHILIPPIANS 1-6; 1 PETER 2: 9-10

Paul Ryan was once the speaker of the United States House
of Representatives. He represents Wisconsin’s first Congressional District and is the 54th House Speaker. Henry Louis Gates Jnr., a Harvard scholar, features in a Television show called “Find Your Roots”. In that programme, the Harvard scholar helps people to find their roots. In an episode of the programme, Gates decided to trace Ryan’s heritage to his 10th great grandfather who was born in 1531 The search discovered that Ryan is 3% Ashkenazi Jewish! The Ashkenazi Jews simply called Ashkenazi are a Jewish ethnic group who had their earliest ancestors from the indigenous tribes of Israel. Research shows that the origin of the matrilineal line of the Ashkenazi Jews comes from Europe. Ashkenazi was one of the 3 sons of Gomer; whereas Gomer was one of the sons of Japheth, who was born of Noah (Genesis 10: 1-3).

Ryan, who is a fifth-generation Wisconsinite, was born to a father of Irish descent and a mother who is both German and English. Somebody from his mothers German lineage had married a Jew somewhere and sometime, along the line, thus giving Ryan a Jewish heritage or bloodline. In the words of Louis Gates, “We don’t know who that Jewish person was, but we know it was his mothers German line, which makes sense. So somebody who was a Christian German slept with a Jewish German person and that’s where that came from.” 

Wow! As 2020 ends, the Holy Ghost wants you to be reminded that your root is the ROCK of Ages! Prophet Isaiah wrote, “Hearken unto me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock from whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you,..” (Isaiah 51: 1-2). That ROCK is the UNDEFEATABLE and UNBEATABLE Jehovah God and since you carry His seed, you are more UNBEATABLE (1 John 4:4). Apostle Paul knew his roots! In humility but with boldness, he declared, “Circumcised the eight day, of the stock of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews,.. as touching the law, blameless” (Philippians 3:5-6). When you know your roots, then you don’t quit battles and you know that DELAYS are not DENIALS! When you know your roots, then you will tell the devil daily: “ALL THINGS WILL WORK OUT FOR MY GOOD.” When you know your roots, then you know 1 Peter 2:9 – YOU ARE A PECULIAR PERSON who can never end up in SHAME! WOW!

PRAYER POINTS:
  1. In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.
  2. I declare that I know who I am and l am from the UNBEATABLE GOD of Abraham.
  3. I declare that I know who I am and I am from the MIGHTY and UNDEFEATABLE ROCK of ages!
  4. Today, UPROOT WHATEVER is not part of my root. DELAY, DISEASE, DEPRESSION AND DISCOURAGEMENT, you are not part of my root! Loose me and go in Jesus name. Our Daily Manna 16 December 2020