Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ARISE

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 6

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This is the High Priest at the life-sized replica of The Tabernacle of Moses that was on display at the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario, during the summer of 2012. In Solomon’s Temple, the altar was of larger dimensions (2 Chronicles 4:1) and was made wholly of brass, covering a structure of stone or earth. Because this altar was larger than the one used in the wilderness Tabernacle, it had a ramp leading up to it. A ramp was used because the use of steps to approach the altar was forbidden by the Torah: “Do not climb up to My altar with steps, so that your nakedness not be revealed on it” (Exodus 20:26).

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Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 6:10

So the Lord has fulfilled His word which He spoke, and I have filled the position of my father David, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the Lord promised; and I have built the temple for the name of the Lord God of Israel.

 

“The Lord has fulfilled His Word!” God keeps His Promises! When He charges one or more of His people with a task, He provides the wisdom, the strength, and the means to proceed with the job right through to completion. We still have an unfinished task. Jesus said to His followers, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). For another version of Jesus’ commission to us read Matthew 28:16-20. Let’s keep at it every day. Soon the job will be complete. Imagine the celebration we’ll have at Christ’s return when the last living stone is placed in the building of His Church.

In today’s reading there is a warning of the dire consequences of sin against God. As a young man, Daniel experienced being taken captive to a faraway land. But while there, he prayed three times a day for God to restore Israel. Read again 2 Chronicles 6:36-42 to discover what may have been the content of Daniel’s prayer, and then check the book of Daniel 6:10-18. As we proceed, we’ll find that God answered the prayers of Solomon, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and many others for restoration. We can count on God! In the last book of the Old Testament, God says, “For I am the Lord, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord Jesus, grant me the grace I need to be an industrious and faithful worker in doing my part in the building of Your great Temple, Your Church, glorious and triumphant. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I read each morning from one of the later translations of the Bible from the Hebrew and Greek languages known as “The New King James Version.” As this translation was being completed, I would often have the scholars charged with the translation work on as my guests on the 100 Huntley Street TV program to explain certain passages and why they were translating a particular portion as they did, making changes from the 19th century translation on which I was raised. There have been new translations roughly every 100-150 years since the original King James authorized version was completed in 1611, and the 20th century brought us many more English language versions. A spoken language is constantly changing the meanings of words, hence the need for new translations from the original languages which are no longer spoken…Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Greek, and the first complete Bible translation language, Latin. The New King James Version was done by scholars from various denominations looking over each other’s shoulders to make sure there was no particular denominational bias coming through. I’m confident that this translation is true to the original, divinely inspired Word of God.

Yours for consistently reading and meditating on the Scriptures, and then applying the Word to our lives,

David

15 thoughts on “Tuesday, June 23, 2015

  1. And it shall come to pass that as I have watched over them to pluck up and break down, to overthrow, destroy, and bring harm, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, declares the LORD. Jer 31:28 ESV

    Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBz7vuJ2b1A

    Praise, God from whom all blessings flow, (James 1:17)
    Praise Him all creatures here below; (Psalm 145:21)
    Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; (Rev 5:11-14)
    Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost (Matt 28:19)
    Praise to the Father praise the Son
    Praise to the Spirit Three in One. (Matt 28:19, Deut 6:4)
    Praise to the most high God we sing. (Psalm 136:2)
    Praise to our Savior, Lord and King. (2 Peter 1:11, Psalm 74:12)
    Chorus
    Praise Our God, praise His Name, (Psalm 96:2)
    Praise our God, for our God saves. (Psalm 68:20)
    Let every mouth the Lord proclaim. (Psalm 145:21)
    Let earth and heaven sing His praise. (Psalm 96:11)
    Let every knee before Him bow, (Romans 14;11)
    Great is our God, the Lord of all. (Acts 10:36)

    Blessings dearest saints.

    • Thank you Beverly Kay for putting the Scriptures with the verses, first time I have seen this done. You are an amazing and talented woman, I also enjoy reading all the Saints messages. Pastor David I am also partial to the NKJV. Have a wonderful day everyone.

  2. I appreciate the blog today. I wanted to thank you for praying for our son who was in Iraq when I requested prayer on this site for him. He has returned safely a few days ago and I want to give Thanks to the Lord for this and thank you for praying. God Bless You for This. Now I am coming again to you with another Prayer Request….our Daughter and Son in Law…He is a Pastor are involved in a Vacation Bible School that started Sunday. They are believing God for over 70 Young People to come. They need help and strength for this task and for God to save souls during this outreach. They have 4 children in their own family as well.. She was a rancher at a Circle Square Ranch and then went on to be a Worker there with other young people. Thanks to David Mainse and his team for Faithfulness to God to do these Ranch Outreaches! Our son was also the same…went from a Rancher to a Worker… however he is not in the Church anymore… and doesn’t want to be part of it anymore and is living with his girlfriend. Please pray that he will come back into the fold of God and whatever turned him away witll be forgotten and healed. I would so appreciate your prayers for them all. Thank You and God Bless You all. Thank you David Mainse! Love fr Elizabeth

  3. I have read this passage many times about Daniel in the lion’s den but I never saw before it was actually the favor that Daniel had with God and King Darius that caused the King to upset with himself for even making the decree. Then the King looked for a way to deliver Daniel from even being placed in the lion’s den the lions in the den. When he was pressed by the commissioners to follow through with the decree even declaration of faith that the King proclaimed over Daniel “Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you.” Through King Darius fasting and praying through out the night again Daniel’s deliverance was manifested.

  4. Lord God, thank you for YOUR Precious Word, thank you for your Great Love for us!!!

    Lord I ask for all Prodigals to return to You O Lord, I pray Holy Spirit in Jesus Name that they be drawn back Into Your Kingdom of Light. Renew the Spirit within their hearts I pray Jesus In your Mighty Holy Name. Amen!!!

  5. Lord Jesus thank You for Your Prayer for us:
    John 17: 20-21 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.”
    Amen and Amen, may it be so!!!

  6. Thankyou Beverlee Kay for sharing that beautiful Doxology.
    May we always remember GREAT IS OUR GOD, THE LORD OF ALL.
    (Acts 10:36). Praise God Almighty in whom we trust, Amen!!

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