Sunday, August 30, 2015

WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? HOW???

Today’s Reading: Job 38

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

 

An aerial view of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.

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

 

Key Verse: Job 38:4

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.

 

Who? What? When? Where? How? The “WHY?” question is not asked by God in our reading. He may be leaving that to us to figure out. God speaks!!! We must learn to be among those who know His voice. Jesus said, “My sheep know My voice” (John 3:27).

Job 38 amazes me. It speaks of God’s protection of the continents from being inundated by the sea. It infers that the Earth rotates like a potter turning his clay. It seems to refer to the great ice age when the light was withheld from the Earth. It’s obvious that the constellations in the heavens are still the same. The Lord refers to the human mind, which the famous neurosurgeon, Dr. Wilder Penfield of Montreal, declared “is NOT the brain.” Yet we know that the human brain is the most complicated organization of matter in the known universe. The “mind” lives on after the brain has gone to dust. The “heart” (our innermost being, not the pump in our chests) lives forever. Let us spend time meditating and perhaps reading this chapter several times slowly. Listening to it being read online is worth trying, if you haven’t already (HERE is the link, then click on the small speaker icon above the Scripture passage). The New King James translation, which I use, does not yet have an audio recording available on the BibleGateway website. The NIV is also an excellent translation.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I need Your help to even begin to get my mind around the fact of Your greatness. I sing, “How Great Thou Art” (click here for a worship experience). I pray in the Name of the One Who is “Creator,” Who, according to Paul, was the reason all things were created…”All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:15-17), Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I hosted a TV series produced back in 1979 which became the first Christian production ever carried by state television across all 15 republics of the Soviet Union. It was designed to create doubts in the minds of those who declared, “There is no God.” The disastrous experiment of atheistic government would not have been possible without some source of intellectual undergirding. Charles Darwin provided that philosophical foundation. The evils of the Nazi regime, as well as the communist regimes, were based on the concept of “the survival of the fittest.” I invite our readers to CLICK HERE for one of the Crossroads Creation series (note that the contact information on these 1979 programs is no longer correct). Of course, the Russian language was recorded over my English words and those of my guests. These were thirteen 30-minute shows. I hope my fellow bloggers can take time to watch. The second Christian series carried across the USSR was a children’s program we produced called Kingdom Adventure. More than 1,000,000 letters were received from kids into the Moscow office asking for the colouring book, which explained the way of salvation and invited the children to believe in Jesus and invite Him into their hearts. In my most recent book, which was published in June, 2013, I give many more details of this amazing intervention of God into USSR prime time television (pages 105, 109, 112, and 166-172). Here’s how you can get a copy of, This Far By Faith.

Yours, as I’ve written many, many times in my letters over the years, “in Christ’s love and service,”

David

P.S. I love this picture of Myles, one of my great-grandsons, and me. Myles is starting to ask the what, why, where, when, how, and who questions!!!

16 thoughts on “Sunday, August 30, 2015

  1. WOW!
    I have so far watched 10 minutes or so of the Darwin video and will come back to it after Church.
    Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Shalom,
    Graham.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus.

  2. AMAZING picture with the sun’s rays shining down upon the two of you! WOW! Amazing blog today too David. I’m meditating on God’s Glory! I also receive so much insight and enlightenment from the comments of fellow bloggers. This is such a joyous and blessed place to be! I couldn’t link to your creation series in Russia but found others that were awesome. Blessings to al!

  3. WHAT AM AMAZING WAY TO BRING THE GOSPEL TO NON-BELIEVING COUNTRIES! USE THE DEVIL’S TACTIC! JUST CAST DOUBT! PEOPLE IN RUSSIA WERE TOLD ‘THERE IS NO GOD’ AND IF YOU HEAR IT ENOUGH TIMES, YOU BEGIN TO BELIEVE IT, BUT GOD………….YES, OUR PRECIOUS GOD……..JUST AS I AM, WITH OUT ONE PLEA, BUT THAT MY LORD SHED HIS BLOOD FOR ME……
    AMAZING GRACE!!!!!!!

    • P.S. What also is DIVINE GRACE AND INTERVENTION is that God already had this plan in motion, He knows everything that is going to happen because He has set the Plan of Salvation through hearing the Gospel since the begining, the Creation. His plan was laid back then. He uses various means to bring about this plan. IT IS SO AMAZING!

  4. Thank you all again for your prayers, I have an early start in the morning!!
    I decided to read to the end of Job, before I went into the hospital. Wow, as I read to the end, I also thought of the other Book, The Bible, we know the end of that one, it’s the most important ending and it’s wonderful to be ready to go when the Trumpet of God sounds and time is no more. Jesus is my Saviour, my debt has been paid, I’m ready to go. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. God Bless you all.

    • God bless you, Mary, dear sister-in-Christ! We will all be thinking of and praying for you, tomorrow morning, before your surgery.

      • Thanks you, I have come through many surgeries, so please don’t think that I am worried about the surgery, I’m not.
        It was just the thought about being ready, no matter what happens, we know the end, and what a glorious end we have!!!

  5. Special picture of you and Myles, reveals the love you have for each other.

    Great areal view of the Greek Islands Reynold, thank you…what creativity is the pictures you create!! thank you.

    God reveals Himself to Job..sounds like He has had enough of all the questions from Job as well as his friends. God’s turn to ask them Who has done all these things…does Job or his friends know?

  6. I tried to find the music for the song “Written in Red” as well as “Purify my heart make it pure as gold?”

    perhaps one of you bloggers can find the link for them? Would really appreciate it …thank you!!!

  7. Hi Mary Stewart
    have been praying for you today, may God be with you during your surgery and may all go well, waiting to hear from you, Blessings

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