Wednesday, July 29, 2015

JERUSALEM

Today’s┬áReading: Nehemiah 10-11

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

 

Looking north from the east side of the City David you can see the Kidron Valley with the Mount of Olives on the right and the Temple Mount on the Left.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Nehemiah 11:2

And the people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.

 

Dwelling in Jerusalem today is much easier than in ancient times. Frozen meat and vegetables are available as in our western grocery stores. Jerusalem, at that time, was built on Mt. Moriah and Mt. Zion, rocky peaks where arable land is scarce. Jerusalem families had garden plots outside the city to which they would commute. Jerusalem was not “flowing with milk and honey” as was most of the rest of Israel. Living there 2,500 years ago was a sacrifice.

Blessing is the opposite of cursing. Understanding this fact enables us to grasp the meaning of “blessing.” All the dictionary meanings of “blessing” fall short of explaining what it means to bless someone. So…let’s bless someone today! Let’s use our imaginations to come up with a unique, personalized way to bless others.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God of Ezra and Nehemiah, I pray that today I will bless someone who needs a blessing! I ask for creative ideas and for the determination to follow through until I bless someone. In the Name of the One who has blessed the whole world, Jesus, my Saviour and Lord! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I am a blessed man. Our granddaughter, Sarah, who was 16 back in 2000, blessed me and many others by reading the Scriptures on a live satellite transmission from Jerusalem on the 100 Huntley Street telecast. This was the start of 24/7 broadcasting on a network of three satellite channels covering the world, where there was continuous reading of the books written in Jerusalem by the Prophets and Apostles. This continued from October to the end of December, 2000, when the funds designated for this purpose ran out. May I say that you, yes you, who have supported Crossroads/100 Huntley Street, and many other outreaches for God’s work, have blessed me more than words can express. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Someone sent me a picture (seen below) of Sarah blessing us with her reading from Jerusalem. The picture was taken off the person’s TV screen as 100 Huntley Street was live from Jerusalem.

Yours for blessing and being blessed!

David

15 thoughts on “Wednesday, July 29, 2015

  1. Thanks for blessing all of us, with your ministry, David, and the incredible gift of this blog that keeps us ever centered with Christ and one another. Amen! Beautiful photos of Sarah and yourself, today… reminiscing on the past is always good for the heart when you see how the vines have grown. Seeking to be a blessing today to many others.

    Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1Y8Naj3RFk

  2. I agree with Beverly Kay. May you all have blessings today. God is so good. Thank you David for your blog. I try my best to read it every day. I look forward to it every morning.

  3. Amen! This blog is such a blessing David! I tell others about it often. Having some blood tests tomorrow for my liver. Would really appreciate your prayers saints. God bless you.

    • Father God bless the equipment and staff who will be doing the tests to determine the state of Ger’s liver! Father I pray all is well, that there will be no growths or injury to the liver, I pray that Ger’s health will be restored, she will be healed and be able to enjoy life fully. I pray this in Jesus Name AMEN

  4. Just before reading this blog, I was trying to think of a little gift to give to a sweet lady (single mother of 2, 10 and 14 yrs of age) who works so very hard cleaning the nursing home. She is also so very helpful to the residents when a need arises. I want to show her love and admiration for what she does and for who she is. I think she gets very little in acknowledgement or pats on the back for which she is truly worthy of. So the prayer of today is right on for me. Lord speak to my heart about L. Amen

    • I can share what someone did for me. The gal brought me and my children tickets to see a play in the community produced by local actors, it was “Beauty and the Beast” a live production and it was FANTASTIC!
      It still is a beautiful memory in my mind! I APPRECIATED IT TO MUCH!

  5. Thank you David for this truly inspirational blog and your commitment along with family to keep it going each and every day. This blog is truly a blessing to me each morning… Amen.

    Have a blessed day blog friends…

  6. Thank you Rev. David for blessing me this day with this fresh manna today and each day! for your encouraging words of wisdom!!

    May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones with strength and wisdom as they too work close with you in bring this manna to us daily. Amen!

    What a special moment with your Grand-daughter reading the word…the picture…a special memory….

    Blessings on all you bloggers today and always!!

  7. Blessings to all today.
    After reading our blog I went to prayer on behf of Ger and the single mom L that Doreen wishes to bless. God hears us and I pray His blessing today on these situations
    Each day fresh manna fills me and I am thankful for the joy of being blessed in return.
    Have n’t posted a lot

    lately as my eyes are not good but waiting for surgery Aug.18th. Would appreciate your prayers. A special blessing on you Pastor David and you loved ones.

  8. I have been trying to consciously to thank people who are helping me, commenting on their attitude or their helpfulness or whatever is appropriate in the circumstance. Not just a polite “thank you”, but showing, if I can, that I noticed them personally. God Bless you all today.

  9. Blessing to all you bloggers .And prayers for Ger as you are getting your tests , May the Lord give you His healing touch ….God Bless you …..R….

  10. I would like a special prayer for my Pastor, thankful that his surgery went well, eye is healing, even though he is flat on his back he is with his wife who has started chemotherapy for her cancer, I pray the Lord will heal all the invasive cancer cells, that she will be totally healed and that they will celebrate their 50th Wedding anniversary in a few years!

    A SPECIAL PRAYER OF THANKS FOR A MOM, WIFE WHO IS ATTENDING AL-A-NON PROGRAMS TO LEARN HOW TO COPE WITH A DRINKING SPOUSE AND HOW SHE CAN KEEP HERSELF AND THE CHILD SAFE,
    (same family as mom above)A SPECIAL PRAYER FOR THE DAD THAT HE WOULD HIT ROCK BOTTOM REAL SOON AND THEN PERHAPS THE HEALING CAN BEGIN.
    The Lord knows the situation and I declare in the Name of Our Risen Lord and Saviour that the Dad will be alcohol free and restoration of the marriage will begin! Our God is a God of miracles! AMEN

  11. Blessings fellow bloggers. I don’t often comment as I read this blog usually late at night when all is quiet in my house. I pray the Lord blesses each and everyone of you today and always.

    Rev. Mainse thank you for your daily inspiration, I am learning so much from you. Bless you for your wisdom and love for our LORD.

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