Mississippi bicentennial

From Mississippi Tourism Association: On December 10, 1817, Mississippi was officially recognized as the 20th state in the United States of America. In 2017 the state will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood with a reflection on Mississippi’s history and culture.

From the Bible Study Site:

The symbolic meaning of 200 in the Bible is that of insufficiency.

A man named Achan, seeing among the spoils of Jericho 200 shekels of silver and other goods, takes them in spite of the Lord’s command not to do so. Joshua finds out about the theft and, after finding the goods in Achan’s tent, has him stoned to death (Joshua 7). This teaches the insufficiency of money to save someone from the consequences of sin.

The mother of a man named Micah had 200 shekels of silver melted and turned into an idol. Micah used his mother’s idol to start his own ‘house of worship.’ Over time the idolatrous worship grew and was adopted by the tribe of Dan, which became the very first Israelite tribe devoted to idolatry (and may be the reason Dan is not found in Revelation). This show the insufficiency of a man-made religion to please God.

2 Corinthians 9:8 AMP
And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity.

We declare over Mississippi in this bicentennial year: The grace of God! Grace! Grace! Grace!

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