2:22–New wineskins

Mark 2:22 (AMP)
No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the [fermenting] wine will [expand and] burst the skins, and the wine is lost as well as the wineskins. But new wine must be put into new wineskins.”

New wine and new wineskins in the Mississippi Delta, dear Lord. Amen.

2:22–In a dream

Matthew 2:22 (AMP)
But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod [the Great], he was afraid to go there. Then being warned by God in a dream, he left for the region of Galilee.

Our Father in heaven,
Just as You warned Joseph in dreams to protect the Christ-child, we humbly implore You to speak to the fathers of the Mississippi Delta in dreams to guard their children and preserve their families. Amen.

2:22–Thrones

Haggai 2:22 (NLT)
I will overthrow royal thrones and destroy the power of foreign kingdoms. I will overturn their chariots and riders. The horses will fall, and their riders will kill each other.

Our Father in heaven,

There is much tumult in the world today. We give thanks that Your Son is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Blessed are those who take refuge in Your Son. He will break iniquitous thrones with a rod of iron and shatter them into pieces like earthenware.

Be wise, judges and leaders of Mississippi! Worship the Lord and serve Him with reverence. Be instructed, and pay respect to the Son so that He does not become angry.

Be warned, judges and leaders of Mississippi! He will break the throne of abortion with a rod of iron and shatter it into pieces like earthenware. Amen.
Psalm 2

2:22–Fruitfulness

Joel 2:22 (NLT)
Don’t be afraid, you animals of the field,
for the wilderness pastures will soon be green.
The trees will again be filled with fruit;
fig trees and grapevines will be loaded down once more.

Do not fear, o land of Mississippi. Be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things. He will compensate His children for the years that the locusts have eaten. Amen.
Joel 2:21-25

2:22-God plants

Hosea 2:22 (NLT)
Then the earth will answer the thirsty cries
of the grain, the grapevines, and the olive trees.
And they in turn will answer,
‘Jezreel’—‘God plants!’

O Father,
Would that the names of the Baals be removed from the mouths of the people of the Mississippi Delta, no longer mentioned, no longer remembered. We are the bride of Christ, and we rebuke the spirit of hopelessness in this region.
Open the door of hope over this land and restore Your covenant. The fullness of Your glory, Lord. The Mississippi Delta will become a place of song! Amen.

2:22–Revelation

I am returning to our series of 2:22.

Daniel 2:22 (NLT)
He reveals deep and mysterious things
and knows what lies hidden in darkness,
though he is surrounded by light.

Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
For wisdom and power belong to Him.
It is He who changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and establishes kings.
He gives wisdom to the wise
And greater knowledge to those who have understanding!

Our Father in heaven,
Blessed be Your name in all times. Blessed be Your name in the past, present, and future. Blessed be Your name beyond time.
Remove the thrones of iniquity in the Mississippi Delta. Grant us more wisdom and greater knowledge!
Blessed be Your name. Amen.

Descendants of Caleb’s son Hur

1 Chronicles 2:50-51 (NLT)
These were all descendants of Caleb.
The sons of Hur, the oldest son of Caleb’s wife Ephrathah, were Shobal (the founder of Kiriath-jearim), Salma (the founder of Bethlehem), and Hareph (the founder of Beth-gader).

Shobal–pilgrim
Kiriath-Jearim–city of woods. It is mentioned as the place the Ark of the Covenant was moved after being in Beth Shemesh (1 Samuel 6:21-7:2). About 60 years (2 Sam 6) afterward, the ark was moved to Jerusalem and placed in a tent outside the palace of David.

Salma–peace, perfection
Bethlehem–house of bread. The city David was from and the birthplace of Jesus.

Hareph–winter, scornful, a plucking off
Beth-gader–house of the wall, a house for a mouse

Our Father in heaven,
We pray that the sons of the Mississippi Delta will be pilgrims of peace, not sons of scorn. Amen.