Arcola–identity and nurture

1 Chronicles 4:14 (AMP)
Meonothai became the father of Ophrah, and Seraiah became the father of Joab the father of Ge-harashim [the Valley of Craftsmen, so named] because they were craftsmen.

Seraiah–soldier of Jehovah
Joab–Yahweh is father

1 Chronicles 4:21-23 (NLT)
Shelah was one of Judah’s sons. The descendants of Shelah were Er (the father of Lecah); Laadah (the father of Mareshah); the families of linen workers at Beth-ashbea; Jokim; the men of Cozeba; and Joash and Saraph, who ruled over Moab and Jashubi-lehem. These names all come from ancient records. They were the pottery makers who lived in Netaim and Gederah. They lived there and worked for the king.

Shelah–petition

O Father,
Your blessings never cease. How thankful we are for Your creation! How precious is Your Holy Word! You send it forth, and it does not return to You empty but achieves the purpose for which You sent it.
We petition, Fill Your children in Arcola with Your Spirit. Help them to step into the name and the identity that You created for each bloodline, whether they be craftsmen, linen workers, potters, musicians, caregivers, educators, or other vocations.
We loose the angels of nurture in Arcola. May each act of nurture offered in the name of Jesus be like a mustard seed.

“To what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what parable shall we picture it? It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth; but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds of the air may nest under its shade.”

Then Arcola will go out in joy and be led forth in peace. The trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the cypress tree, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. And it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. Amen.
Mark 4:30-32

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