Wednesday, June 24, 2015

HE IS GOOD

Today’s┬áReading: 2 Chronicles 7-8

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Light rays from the stained glass in the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth fall upon the wall where Jesus is depicted upon the Cross. Other photos of this beautiful church are at the bottom of today’s posting.

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Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 7:3

When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever.”

 

In yesterday’s reading, Solomon repeatedly asked for forgiveness, for God’s presence to rest in the Temple, and for God’s blessing on the priests and the people. He had not asked for any supernatural manifestations. God did declare, “I have heard your prayer and I am with you!” Now God confirms His Word with signs following. Today’s reading tells us that fire and the glory of the Lord appeared. During the 40 years of the wilderness journey, God had manifested Himself to His people with fire and with the cloud of His glory, and now He shows the people that He is still with them. The people worshipped God with the familiar words, “He is good and His love endures forever.”

The fire of God was seen, and the sound of a mighty rushing wind was heard at the beginning of the building of Jesus’ Temple, the Church (Acts 2:1-4). Also, the supernatural sign of speaking in tongues was manifested. The 120 became the living Temple of God, Jesus Himself being the Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:19-22).

Twenty years have passed and we find Solomon and the people content, enjoying peace and safety, and in a dangerous place spiritually. We must guard against complacency, taking the blessing of God for granted. Solomon was about to step on the slippery slope of compromise which turned his heart away from his original commitment to the purity of his relationship with God.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for the manifestations of Your presence. I pray that I will so live that You will be pleased to continue the signs and wonders which accompany Your presence. I worship You for You, Yourself, Lord Jesus, not for what You do. Your Word declares that “signs follow them that believe.” I soak in Your presence day after day. Praise You, Lord, for You are “Good.” Your “Mercy endures forever.” Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In 1981 Crossroads Christian Communications sponsored “Salute to Canada,” 25 LIVE 90-minute telecasts from 25 cities over a period of 31 days. I have many memories of praying with the leaders of cities, of provinces, and of the country. One farmer was so enthusiastic that he cut the words, “Welcome Salute to Canada” into the wheat on a hillside which we read as we approached Edmonton, Alberta. The theme Bible verse for “Salute” is in today’s reading…2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” I believe that God is in the process of doing just that some 30 years later, as I do my part and as others join in with the call of God to be “humble” and to repent of “wicked ways.”

Yours for God to “Hear from Heaven…forgive…and heal,”

David

P.S. Here are a couple of pictures from “Salute to Canada” (click on them to enlarge)…

Father Bob MacDougall and I on our mobile stage during Salute To Canada, 1981.

On Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Another view inside the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth.

Outside view of the Church of Annunciation.

23 thoughts on “Wednesday, June 24, 2015

  1. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

  2. Amen Robert, my heart is overflowing with praise this morning. Thank you Pastor David your prayer, I am agreeing with you on it. Also thank you for the beautiful pictures, blessings to all. Eleanor M.

  3. Praise God–Your love endures forever–amen!! Let us never take You for granted, dear Lord! You have shown us over time, the same examples of those who are so blessed in their all enduring love and worship to You, and yet end up failing through sin, time and time again. As humans we fail, but You and Your love never fail us, Lord. Your love endures forever–amen!!

    His Love Endures Forever (Worship Video w/ Lyrics) HD
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0EluFuxFyQ

  4. Dear Saints,

    I call to you for prayer, as my spine has not held up, and with further complications, will require spinal fusion surgery. Please pray for the right surgeon whom God has intended and in the perfect timing of His loving grace mercy and will. God knows all the details and I entrust it all to Him. Thank you all for your loving prayers. Giving all the praise and glory to You, Lord Jesus!

    This is the song that came to me this morning:

    Casting Crowns – Who am I with lyrics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTQTcasa2S8

    • God, may your hand up hold Beverlee, and guide to the right surgeon. We thank you, your timing is perfect! Thanking you in the suffering that it brings us to closer relationship with you Lord. Bless Beverlee indeed! Bring comfort and peace. In Jesus name. Amen!

    • Hi Beverlee
      I mentioned the show THE DOCTORS.COM the lady who was having problems with her spine, she called around and got ahold of the Doctor that did a previous spine surgery and talked to him, sometimes it’s best to phone around and maybe talk to someone qwho has had this surgery and who did they like and so on,
      will continue to pray for complete healing for you dear child of GOd! In the Name of Jesus Christ, AMEN

  5. Yes,” Praise you Lord for You are good. Your mercy endures forever” Beverlee, we hold you up in prayer that God will meet all your needs in this operation; send the right surgeon as you did for me Lord and in your perfect timing in Jesus Name. Amen! Just had my second anniversary of my operation on June 20th and I still appreciate all of your prayers so much.

  6. Wonderful song by Casting Crowns. So true. “Not because of who I am, but because of Who YOU are. Praying for Beverlee. Would we not love to see some of the trip across Canada again? Sure would. Have a blessed day.

  7. We come before You heavenly Father the great physician and we give You praise for who You are the great I Am. We ask forgiveness of our sins for we are covered by the Blood of Jesus and we are made whole. Yes Lord we stand on Your Holy Word.
    Isaiah 58-8
    Then shall your light break forth like the morning,and your healing shall spring forth speedily,Your righteousness shall go before you and the Glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
    We give You thanks Lord for hearing our prayers. In your perfect timing Lord.
    We ask this in Your Precious Name Lord Jesus. Amen.

  8. Amen! Deane Phillips.
    I pray for all the people on this blog that God would hear their prayers
    and bless and heal each one in Jesus Name, Amen!

  9. AMEN to your prayer Pastor Mainse and to the eloquent prayers for Beverlee. Although I am not so eloquent I can say Amen, Amen and Amen! Such a beautiful worship song Beverlee! Also listened to Michael Smith’s version. What a great way to soak in His Presence!! I LOVE being overwhelmed by His Presence. Will take my dog out now and soak in His Presence in this beautiful morning! Glorious day to all. Sing praise. Sing praise.

  10. Dear Heavenly Father we come boldly to your throne to worship and adore you’ because of the mercy and grace of Jesus Our Saviour. Surround Beverlee with your presence and send the right surgeon to do the operation. She loves you Lord and rests in your ever capable and loving arms. Ease any pain she may be feeling as she waits upon You.

    May she sense the prayers of her fellow saints and rest. Amen

    Glory to The Most High God

  11. This a most wonderful reminder and encourament.
    Having just watched “AD the Bible” with the Temple and the FIRE of Holy Spirit falling on the new believers…Father by your grace send Your GLORY and burn away darkness. Open our eyes to see more of Jesus.

  12. So I set out to the park this morning to soak in His Presence and He Showed Up! A huge swirling whirling cloud of dust at the far end of the field! It lasted about 30 seconds and then was gone but I KNEW! Yours for seeing His signs and wonders in your day,every day! Sing praise. Sing praise.

  13. Beverlee, I pray God will send you the right surgeon..on the program THE DOCTORS last night there was a segment about spine surgery, THE DOCTORS.COM if you are able to find it, it was a very interesting story by a woman with complications and how they were corrected.
    Yes, God is our Healer and Restoring and Provider and Protector and Our Saviour, He will provide you with the best surgeons and I pray and declare in the Name of Jesus Christ that you will receive complete healing and total restoration and be able to enjoy to the fullest.

  14. Beverlee I come in agreement with all the prayers that have gone forth, for healing, for peace of mind as you wait, for the right timing and the surgeons with skills just right, in particular the Great Physician, Jesus Christ…Amen!! Thank you Jesus!!

    Rev. David…I joined in with your prayer…Lord, keep us close to you…alert, alive and enthusiast…Tune us in to You Lord, always, I pray in Your Holy Name, Jesus!!!

    Great pictures, thank you for sharing…YES, I agree, would be good to have another “Salute to Canada”!!!.

  15. Dear Beverlee l stand with all the other saints and pray for your complete healing. I release the resurrection power of Jesus into spine and declare total and complete healing. I speak peace to ypur spirit and body. Thank you Lord Jesus that your ways and your timing are perfect. I pray for the deepest revelation of His love for you Beverlee and that you will come to know how long, how wide and how deep is the love of God in Christ Jesus for you. I pray that He would open the eyes of your heart that you might see Jesus and I pray that the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation will fill you with all knowledge of Jesus. AMEN

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