Monday, September 26, 2016

READ CAREFULLY

Today’s Reading: Luke 23

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

 

This Roman road made of paving stones is below the modern city level of Jerusalem. It is the road Jesus would have walked on while carrying His cross to Calvary.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Luke 23:27-28

And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children…”

 

In the movie, Passion of the Christ, they got it wrong. They showed only two or three women weeping. Notice the word “also.” The great multitude had just arrived in the city after spending the night in neighbouring communities. Thousands had come from the Galilee for the Passover in Jerusalem. The “great multitude” wept also. More proof is found in verses 48 & 49. “The whole crowd…beat their breasts.” It was not the average Jew who crucified Jesus, it was the crowd who were on the payroll of the High Priest. The High Priest and his early morning employees were the ones who cried, “Crucify Him…His blood be upon us and upon our children.” The twisting of Scripture to condemn all the Jewish people has been a tool of Satan to promote anti-semitism, which eventually resulted in the Holocaust of the Nazis. This illustrates the supreme importance of a careful study of God’s Word, Word by Word!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You said that the Spirit of Truth would guide us into all truth. I’m asking, Holy Spirit, that You will do that for me today. By Your illumination of Your Word, I’ll do my best to pay attention to little words like “also.” I weep to think of the tragedies perpetrated on the Jewish people because Satan messed with the minds of those who either ignorantly or deliberately misinterpreted these Scriptures. Please give us a new start in our relationships with Your ancient people.  Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

How well I remember making statements like, “The fickle crowd shouted their praises of Jesus on Palm Sunday and just five days later were shouting, ‘Crucify Him.'” I was 100% wrong. They were not the same people. The small area known as Pilate’s Judgment Hall would hold only about 300 people. It was 6 a.m. when the first shift of those on the High Priest’s payroll arrived for work. The great multitude would not have arrived in the city until about 9 a.m. I’ve prayed fervently that I will be more careful in my studies and my efforts to teach. There is another example of the twisting of Scripture in today’s reading. It’s in verse 43. Back in the 1840’s, a Brooklyn, NY, pastor moved the comma from before the word “today” to after it. He began to preach that the thief was not in Paradise with Jesus the day of his death, but only in the future resurrection. This was the beginning of the Watchtower Society, otherwise known as Jehovah’s Witnesses. The pastor’s name was Charles Russell. He continued to twist other Scriptures to go against the historical understanding of the Word of God. There are no commas in the original language, but a comparison of the rest of the Scriptures would show that in English the comma belongs where it is in our Bibles. I pledge to pay careful attention to detail in this blog and always.

Yours for a more thorough understanding of the Word of God,

David

P.S. Once again, here is a segment from 100 Huntley Street. Moira Brown interviews Dr. Andy Bannister. This again is for the purpose of emphasizing the reliability of the Bible and how it answers life’s toughest questions (click here).

 

11 thoughts on “Monday, September 26, 2016

  1. Oh, my Jesus, that you would have walked along that road, in the photo above, to Your crucifixion, is mind boggling. To feel the sense of Your feet on that stone road, carrying the weight of Your cross, for our sake, is heart breaking. Oh, precious Jesus, Your love for us, is all enduring. May we be vessels of Your love to others, on earth, as it is in heaven, so that they may come to know You. All for Your Glory! Amen, amen, and amen. Blessings fellow saints, in the Lord.

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jer 29:11 NIV

    Met By Love, United Pursuit
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX2_LGQc7ZE

  2. Thanks again,David.I have watched Pst.Doug Bachelor on Galaxie 19 Satellite,reach that same message about the ‘comma’ as the Jehovah’s Witnesses claim,many times.I used to wonder about it;now you have cleared that up.God bless

    • Lianne, use your own discernment about the movies you watch. You as a saint of God, know the truth about Jesus’ crucifixion, resurrection, and purpose. God bless you, dear sister-in-Christ!

  3. Yes…you are so right David & Ron: this does “illustrate the supreme importance of careful study of God’s Word, Word by Word”.
    Your daily blog, reminding of this and encouraging us to do just that is truly appreciated. May the Lord continue to strengthen and encourage you in all you do always, Amen!!!

  4. Streams In The Desert, Lettie Cowman, September 26
    Facts vs. Feelings

    For we live by faith, not by sight.—2 Cor 5:7 NET

    “By faith, not appearance; God never wants us to look at our feelings. Self may want us to; and Satan may want us to. But God wants us to face facts, not feelings; the facts of Christ and of His finished and perfect work for us.

    “When we face these precious facts, and believe them because God says they are facts, God will take care of our feelings.

    “God never gives feeling to enable us to trust Him; God never gives feeling to encourage us to trust Him; God never gives feeling to show that we have already and utterly trusted Him.

    “God gives feeling only when He sees that we trust Him apart from all feeling, resting on His own Word, and on His own faithfulness to His promise.

    “Never until then can the feeling (which is from God) possibly come; and God will give the feeling in such a measure and at such a time as His love sees best for the individual case.

    “We must choose between facing toward our feelings and facing toward God’s facts. Our feelings may be as uncertain as the sea or the shifting sands. God’s facts are as certain as the Rock of Ages, even Christ Himself, who is the same yesterday, today and forever.”

  5. Thank you so much, David, for this great, encouraging word! Thank you for your diligence to stick to the truth of God’s Word! It is our Rock of salvation and the basis of our faith. We must honor it as it deserves! Thank you, again, and may God bless you in your health, at this time! May you recover soon and be able to return home, as we saw your picture with your family on your wedding anniversary! May God’s peace be with Norma-Jean and all your children and grandchildren!
    Lyne & Jeannot

  6. all praise and thanks to the Lord for bringing David Mainse into the world to explain the Bible to the people, to be able to discern what is correct and what is not correct! This blog is worth so much more valuable than the most finest pearls in the world! I thank the Lord that He chose this time to reveal this blog, going through the Bible in 2 years! This is a very good thing! I’ve learned much and I believe others have also.
    The Bible is the Word of God! It is the truth! People can twist it any which way they wish, HOWEVER the Bible is still the true Word of God! Yes, one needs to study the Word!
    again praise and thanks be to God for speaking to David Mainse to do this blog!
    thank you Lord, in Jesus Name We Pray! AMEN

    p.s. I find it very thrilling when we learn something new that we didn’t see the first time through this blog! That is very exciting! Again, all praise and thanks to God!

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