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EPISODE 461 – THE MARATHON RUN — BEAUTIFUL FEET 3

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Sunday 28th, April 2024
 

THE MARATHON RUN — BEAUTIFUL FEET 3



“How beautiful upon the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!

Isaiah 52:7 (NKJV)



During a time of war or a significant intense battle, the fate and history of a people depend on the outcome of the war or the battle. And this was prevalent in antiquity.

It was either a king and his people would lose their kingdom and lands or they would expand their territory or remain unconquered.

These people will look forward to a messenger to bring them updates from the battlefield. Since there was no advanced technology (such as radio and television) to broadcast the news from the battlefield.

As we have looked at this previously, the phrase BEAUTIFUL FEET is an imagery of a messenger running from a distant city or even a battlefield bearing good news.

When the messenger from a battlefield comes with bad news, he is not seen as one with beautiful feet even when he’s wearing sandals made of gold.

An example of news being carried from the battlefield to the city will be found
In 2 Samuel 18; we see the story of how David’s army defeated Absalom.

A Cushite was sent by Joab (one of the commanders of David’s troops) to deliver the message to the King. And also Ahimaz son of Zadok joined the race to take the news to the King. David hearing of how the runners or messengers were approaching the city, knew they were bearing good news.

There is a posture of one who bears good news.

Also around 490 B.C. the Persian army under the reign of King Darius I, arrived at the plain of Marathon (a Greek name for fennel plant) intending to invade Greece; precisely Athens. A soldier and a messenger (named Pheidippides, according to the Greek historian Herodotus) run from Marathon to Athens with the news of the arrival of the Persians (there may be other sides to the marathon story) However, the Persians were defeated at the Battle of Marathon, and definitely the Marathon runner played a role.

This marathon runner’s feat became the origin of the Marathon race during the Olympic games. He had to run many kilometres of rugged terrain to publish a news.

The “marathon runner” was determined to reach his destination. An effective runner must have the mindset of a finisher. A runner must run as fast as he could yet with patience and much endurance.

The author of Hebrews stated that we must “…run with patience the race set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 (KJV)

Our walk of faith is seen as a race or a marathon.

“As for us, we have all of these great witnesses who encircle us like clouds. So we must let go of every wound that has pierced us and the sin we so easily fall into. Then we will be able to run life’s marathon race with passion and determination, for the path has been already marked out before us.” Hebrews 12:1 (TPT)

The goal of this marathon is to complete the task of publishing and saturating the earth with the news of Jesus at every cost.

You are a bearer of the glorious news of Jesus. Don’t quit. 

Strip off every distraction and run with perseverance; for your generation depends on you.

Gird your loins and run with the good news of Jesus.

Hallelujah!

DIG DEEPER
(Ephesians 2:14-22; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 1:20-23; Songs of Solomon 2:8; Nahum 1:15; 2 Samuel 18)
 
WE PRAY
We pray that we shall not grow weary and not be anxious as we run with the glorious news of Jesus in every sphere.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2024
2 Chronicles 23 – 25
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– Many are hearing the goodnews of Jesus through me.
 
– I am a bearer of the gospel of the most glorious and greatest news in the universe.
 
– I am bold and daring about this glorious gospel of peace.
 
– I announce the goodnews of Jesus to my world.
 
– I refuse to sit on the fence, I take a stand today.
 
– I have beautiful feet.
 
Thank you Lord Jesus!

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Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

Thank you sweet Jesus for our Set man, Apostle Bennie!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Bosslady
Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

God bless our man of God

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

God bless Apostle Bennie a whole lot for these insights

Appiah Juliet Yeboah
Appiah Juliet Yeboah
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

Thank You Lord for Apostle Bennie. He is the Best Gift ever.

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

I join the race to take the news to the world.

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I follow

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I do my part deligently

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

I serve as a “marathon runner”, determined to reach his destination (making sure everyone get to know Jesus)

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I am determined
In the name of Jesus, nothing can stop me

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I am an unstoppable chariot

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago

I have the mindset of a finisher.

Oh praise the Lord!!!

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago
Reply to  Gayles

I run as fast as I can and with patience and much more endurance.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Gayles

I am focused

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

The goal is to complete the task of publishing and saturating the earth with the news of Jesus at every cost.

I am focused

Last edited 1 month ago by Bosslady
Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I focus

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I was glad when they said unto me let’s go and spread the Gospel

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago

I am a bearer of the glorious news of Jesus. I don’t quit.

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago
Reply to  Gayles

I persevere!!!

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Gayles

I don’t quit

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

I don’t fail my generation

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I am the salt and light of my generation
I can’t fail
I act responsible

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

We lead them to the light

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago

I know the technical know how of what is ahead hence I gird my loins.

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago
Reply to  Gayles

I strip off every distraction

Hallelujah

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Gayles

Glorreeeyyy

Bosslady
Bosslady
1 month ago

I don’t grow weary and be anxious

Gayles
Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

I take bold and daring steps to spreading the Glorious news

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

My energy is renewed every second

Appiah Juliet Yeboah
Appiah Juliet Yeboah
1 month ago
Reply to  Bosslady

In all things I am anxious for nothing.

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

Ephesians 2:20 NLT – “Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.”

An Army has risen

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

GLORY TO GOD!!

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

Thank you God for Jesus (The Prince of Peace)

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

I am an agent of Peace

I bring the Gospel of peace wherever I go

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

I make sure I complete my tasks and be a good and faithful servant to my master

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

Ah, and I rejoice over my lover coming!

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

Nahum 1:15 NLT – Look! A messenger is coming over the mountains with good news!
He is bringing a message of peace.
Celebrate your festivals, O people of Judah,
and fulfill all your vows,
for your wicked enemies will never invade your land again.
They will be completely destroyed!

And I am that MESSENGER

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

A messenger over the mountains speaks of authority..

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

The battle has began

Appiah Juliet Yeboah
Appiah Juliet Yeboah
1 month ago

Heyaaa!!!. And we are the men for the war

Nana Akua Gayles
Nana Akua Gayles
1 month ago

Glory to God

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Appiah Juliet Yeboah
Appiah Juliet Yeboah
1 month ago

I run this race with passion and determination.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

Fully Focused!!

Appiah Juliet Yeboah
Appiah Juliet Yeboah
1 month ago

In this race, I don’t give myself to distractions. I stay focused.

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

I run forth with the good news and stop when I cross the finish line

Benjamin okyere
Benjamin okyere
1 month ago

Religion is an example of bearing a bad news. In golden sandals
Preaching death and using Jesus as a cover coat or basis of your preaching

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

Sad Truth.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I run the race with patience and endurance..

Francis
Francis
1 month ago

I have beautiful feet
A bearer of the Gospel..the good news of Christ saving power to the nations.

Francis
Francis
1 month ago
Reply to  Francis

I have beautiful feet!!

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 month ago

I bear the glorious news of Jesus.
I dont give up till I reach my goal

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[…] We have seen already that, during a time of war, the only news the people in the city look forward to is good news. The people esteem the coming of the messengers. […]

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
1 month ago

I am an effective runner
I run this race with patience

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I run with Patience and much endurance

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I run to finish the race set before me.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

Many are hearing the goodnews of Jesus through me.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I’m a bearer of the glorious news of Jesus. I don’t quit.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I strip off every distraction and I run with perseverance.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I gird my loins and I run with the good news of Jesus.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I announce the goodnews of Jesus to my world.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I have beautiful feet.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I refuse to sit on the fence, I take a stand today to proclaim the good news of Jesus to my world.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
1 month ago

I’ll not grow weary in preaching Jesus to my world.

Eyram Kwame Amoah
Eyram Kwame Amoah
1 month ago

I strip of any distruction and i run a good race with much endurance and perseverance

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