Friday, November 21, 2014

HARVEST

Today’s Reading: Numbers 29

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).

 

The sun sets through the Roman Aqueduct of Caesarea. The aqueduct, originally built by Herod in the first century BC, was repaired and expanded by the Romans in the second century AD. It conveyed water to the city from springs at the foot of Mt. Carmel, over 10 kilometres away. Yesterday, our tour group visited here and marvelled at this engineering marvel.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, Click HERE.

Key Verse: Numbers 29:39

These you shall present to the Lord at your appointed feasts (besides your vowed offerings and your freewill offerings) as your burnt offerings and your grain offerings, as your drink offerings and your peace offerings.

 

Moses knew that he would not lead the people into the Promised Land. Therefore, he reviews for the new generation the details of the three sacrifices that were to be made. These would ensure that Israel would not overlook their divinely assigned obligations.

As Christians, we are not bound by the ceremonial laws of Moses. Nevertheless, we too have obligations. We can think of several, I’m sure. For the purpose of this blog, I’ll highlight one: READING GOD’S WORD DAILY…2 Timothy 3:14-17 (click here or look it up in your Bible). Verse 15 informs us that the Scriptures will “Make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” The result will be that we will be, “Complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (verse 17).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I thank You for keeping me faithful to follow this daily blog. You promised wisdom if I would ask. I ask You now for wisdom, and I plan to continue to do so every morning. I’m not doubting Your promise. In James 1:5 You said You would give wisdom liberally. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Today is another full day for this trip in Israel. Our group is travelling the length and breadth of this land of the Bible for two weeks. We are reading the Scriptures that pertain to each Bible-related place, and we pray together for God’s Teacher, the Holy Spirit, to instruct us as to what we need to learn. We try to visit with everyone, either on the buses or at meals. We’ve made some lifetime friends these past days. God willing, Crossroads will sponsor another trip again next year. As the Jews say, “Next year in Jerusalem.” Anyone interested in joining up? My son Ron and his wife Ann are leading a tour this Spring. Such a trip would make a great Christmas present for a loved one. Click here for information.

Yours for a thorough knowledge of God’s Word,

David

P.S. Today we travel up to Jerusalem! God willing! Below are two photos from a previous visit to the Garden Tomb. We will be there soon, and we will have communion together and anoint with oil any sick among us who need healing. We also pray with each individual who may need an intervention of God in their lives, in their families, or in their circumstances.

 

10 thoughts on “Friday, November 21, 2014

  1. Thank you Rev David for bringing the WORD OF GOD daily I wouldn’t be doing this but for you. You have made it much easier to do this.
    I pray LORD JESUS many blessings on brother David for being a faithful servant and listening to Your still small VOICE.
    thank you JESUS for loving me a sinner.

  2. Enjoying your pictures…spectacular one Reynold of the aqueduct…
    The pictures of the garden tomb bring back good memories of the special time of prayer and communion shared their during both my trips to Israel.

    Thank you Pastor David for sharing and for your faithfulness in presenting this blog together with your insight in the scriptures.

  3. Dear Rev. David M.
    So grateful for getting Gods Word come to life in The Holy Land. Reynolds beautiful pictures makes the site so very real even from a distance.
    Thank you Lord for making Rev. David M.,quite an example of an obideant servant and bringing him in to our lives.

    Have a blessed day everyone
    xoxoxo Carole.

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