Tuesday, May 31, 2016

GO! AMEN!!!

Today’s Reading: Mark 16 

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

The Garden Tomb is hewn out of the rock and was unearthed in 1867. It is considered by many to be the site of the burial and resurrection of Jesus. Inside the tomb, you can see how at one end the rock was carved out extra long to make room for a taller man than perhaps for which it was orignally made. There is a tradition that says that Jesus was 6 feet tall. In today’s reading it says that the three women, upon “Entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting in the right side; and they were alarmed” (Mark 16:5). Let us use our imaginations as we look at this photograph. The young man said, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place here they laid Him” (Mark 16:6).

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

 

Key Verses: Mark:16:15 & 16:20

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”  …And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. AMEN!!!

 

All four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, end with “AMEN!!!” The exclamation points are a way for us to shout in print. The word “Amen” comes from a Hebrew word meaning “TRUTH” and “CERTAINTY.” It does not mean that our prayer is finished. It means “GO FOR IT” and “MAKE THE TRUTH HAPPEN!”

For whatever reason some of the ancient manuscripts end Mark’s Gospel at verse 8. The majority include verses 9 to 20. It’s hard to imagine Mark ending his record, most of which it is assumed he received as dictation from Peter, with the words of verse 8, “And they said nothing to anyone for they were afraid.” It would make no sense whatsoever. Beware of those who want an escape from these last verses and therefore jump to the conclusion that Peter, and probably Mark, did not hear Jesus say, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (6:15-16)! Jesus said this! I believe this! By God’s call, grace and empowerment we must obey the King of the Cosmos!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY

Lord God, here I am…send me, and if I am not directly called to be there in Afganistan or Uganda, or other places, I commit to pray for those who are preaching everywhere in obedience to Your direct order! I also commit to support, sacrificially, those who are faithfully and diligently, day and night, going into all the world! Without my financial support for world missions they cannot obey You. With my giving I am there with them. We are a team. I pray with a sense of urgency because the time is limited for us to accomplish Your plan. In the Name of the One Who promised to be “working with them,” Jesus, the risen Saviour, Lord, and King! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS

I’m thanking those who have helped me in this task during these final four days before we start our two-year journey through the Bible all over again on June 3rd. A big thanks to all who have encouraged me with your prayers and responses to the blog. The Holy Spirit and you have kept me going for four years, seven days a week, without missing even one day. That seems to me to be a miracle. After all, I’m supposed to be retired. Retired? No way!! If anything I’m re-fired!! I have more enthusiasm and energy to serve God than I’ve had since I stepped away from senior leadership in Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. (click here to learn what some of the ways are in which we’ve sought to obey the world missions command of Jesus in the past, what’s happening now, and the vision for the future). After all, Jesus promised to work with us! This is God’s great success story of establishing His Kingdom here on earth!

Yours for doing what it takes, giving whatever it takes, and backing it all with strong prayer!

David

P.S. My son Ron interviewed Norma-Jean and me on 100 Huntley Street in the spring of 2012 following my diagnosis of MDS acute leukemia and the news that it was incurable. According to the doctors, I was to have departed this life in March of 2014, but God must have wanted me to continue this blog! Here’s that video with a surprise visitor who came on set just to pray for my healing (click here).

19 thoughts on “Tuesday, May 31, 2016

  1. I so enjoy the endings of the four gospels before we start the Bible over again. Amen! Wonderful video! We are so blessed by you! Thank You, Jesus, for hearing our prayers and healing David! Amen! Blessings fellow saints, in the Lord!

    “But He was wounded for our transgressions,
    He was bruised for our iniquities;
    The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
    And by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

    Bethel Live- Closer Ft. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jas8siNG3Bo

  2. It’s great you are planning to start a two minute video version of this blog. I think you will reach a lot more people that way. Wonderful!

  3. WOW!

    It is truly remarkable that you are feeling so well and that you can probably take up some of the slack that Dr. John Hull’s departure will obviously create.

    Shalom,
    Graham.

  4. Touched as I listen to that prayer of Rachelle’s again. So glad the Lord did heal you David and am looking forward to the vlog on 100 Huntley St. Thankful also for the Word today in Mark. Thinking of one of my favorite songs, “He Touched Me.” Blessings to all.

    • Dear David,
      I find it amazing to think that I have followed your blog for four years. I plan to continue.
      A question about the link near the bottom: I followed it and was taken to today’s 100 Huntley show and not to the archived one with you, Norma-Jean and Ron. What happened? I appreciated the show but my first desire was to watch that interview.
      Blessings,
      Alma

      • I had the same think happen when I clicked on that link…I was not able to get the interview of you, Norma-Jean and Ron.

  5. Dear David,
    As we re visited this day on your program, there was not a dry eye in this home as well. We rejoice in what the Lord has done.
    Jesus-says, For I know the plans I have for you , plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.
    He is fulfilling that promise in your life. God bless you as you begin another two year session.

  6. May God strengthen you more and more and more each and every day. You are a blessing, each one of you, God’s children. Thank you.

  7. Beautiful & heart-moving prayer by granddaughter, Rachelle and and deeply touching interview with Norma-Jean & David by their son, Ron. Thank God for his healing hand upon David during these past four years.To God be the glory! Good to see Ron, Norma-Jean & David on Huntley Street. We definitely need more of this. Very inspirational. God continues to use you for His glory and the blessing of others. Looking forward to David’s upcoming 2 minute devotional on Huntley Street. Also, I will begin the 3rd round with David on 100words.ca. I started part way into the first round and have continued and now looking forward to starting again as God the Holy Spirit speaks through His Word and His Servant. The tears couldn’t help but roll today and I found the words “Could my tears forever flow..” welling up and was reminded of the song, “Rock of Ages, Cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee” and was reminded that God is there for us and those we love..”As Rachelle, in the midst of her prayer for David referred to God saying, “No problem!” “My God can do anything but fail!”

    • Amen, I agree with all the comments today. I am really looking forward to the next two years with all friends and new

  8. I went back and tried the link again and it came through just fine…thank you Pastor David for sharing and Thank You Jesus for healing Pastor David, and for this fresh daily bread he shares with us..

  9. I thank GOD for you and all involved in putting the 100 Words blog together each day and the opportunity to go thru’ the Bible again. I thank GOD for how HE miraculously has healed you and given you the strength to continue to be used by HIM to do HIS will in the lives of so many. PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW

  10. thanku for using david Reynold’s photos of Israel. please Pray with me that god will use my unsaved brother’s photography gift and love of nature to bring him to a saving knowledge of jesus. I saw the video of your granddaughter andrea praying for your healing. your discussion of the 100 words blog commission reminded me of the” vision” I had- to ask god to elaborate on of me having a 4am to 6:30 schedule which I saw in the vision. I have to start confessing I love mornings and I feel refreshed, healthy and ready to do it. I am a full time caregiver to my downs son who goes to bed at 10pm and my 87 yr. mother who still has your first Huntley devotional!!!

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