Thursday, September 29, 2016

THE BLOOD

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 3-4

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).

 

Rev. Rick Hiebert, playing the role  the High Priest, is applying the blood of the sacrifice to the horns of the Brazen Altar. This was part of the Tabernacle of Moses, which was erected in the back parking lot of the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario, during the summers of 1997 and 2012.

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

Key Verse: Leviticus 4:17-18a

Then the priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord, in front of the veil. And he shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar which is before the Lord, which is in the tabernacle of meeting…

 

The first three chapters of this book explain the intricacies of the “sweet savour” offerings. Six times we read “a sweet aroma to the Lord.” In chapter four, “sacrifices for sin” are introduced. Again we read, “the priest shall burn it on the altar for a sweet aroma to the Lord.” When words are repeated over and over, we recognize that the subject is of great importance to the Lord. Why was it “sweet”? The love that God has for His human family is the very reason He created us in the first place. Here is a most graphic picture of the suffering of Christ on the altar of the Cross. Jesus took His own blood to the altar, which is before the throne of God in Heaven, and presented it as the ultimate and final “sweet aroma to the Lord.” The sacrifice of Christ and the shedding of His blood, even though painful to God in the extreme, was the only way for God’s love to be consummated. It is hard to understand from a human perspective. The book of Hebrews deals with this in detail. Read Hebrews 7:25-27 and 9:18-28.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, the offering of Your precious blood on the altar in Heaven is truly sweet to God and to me too. Only by this means could Your love for me and my love for You be complete. Please give me the grace to never take my cleansing in Your blood for granted, but rather to cherish intensely what You’ve done for me. Amen!!! (1 John 1:7-9)

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As I start the Leviticus blogs, I remember why, back in the 70’s, I switched from a one year through the Bible reading program to two years. For many years before that, I could not help but notice that the majority of people were dropping out of the program somewhere in Leviticus. It was simply too much for most people. My Dad had always read three chapters on weekdays and five on Sundays. This enabled him to read it all in one year. I did the same, but when I changed to the two-year program, at least 70% of those who started with me completed reading the entire Bible. I could tell by the way people ordered the printed materials for the next quarter. Of course, now with the internet, I’m expecting that at least 70% to 90% of you who start with me will read consistently. Perhaps I’m too optimistic, but know that I pray fervently for all who read with me. I’ve designed this service so that a person can start at any point, going back and forth between the Hebrew (Old Testament) Scriptures and the Greek (New Testament) Scriptures, and complete the reading in two years. So Ron, Ann and the team at Crossroads and I began releasing the entire two-year program for the third time, beginning in Matthew, this past June 3rd, 2016!!!

Yours for the most thorough understanding of God’s Word possible for all who don’t have the opportunity to attend Bible College or a Seminary, and even for those who have attended such institutions who desire to receive the increase in faith that comes only from continuing in the Word daily,

David

P.S. My son Ron and his wife Ann were guests on the 100 Huntley Street TV program yesterday, sharing about God’s new calling on their lives and their upcoming event. You can watch the interview HERE, and check out their new website HERE. For info on their upcoming marriage enrichment event at the Crossroads Centre, click HERE.

14 thoughts on “Thursday, September 29, 2016

  1. Yes David I have been following your blog all these years and sending it to all my friends, family and relatives all over the world. Even some Roman Catholic priests having been getting the same. Thanks to you, Ron, Ann and the team at Crosswords. Please pray for us. We still help to serve the Lord at St. John Fisher Catholic Charismatic P.G., Brampton.

    • Reg and Shirley….Beautiful that you send blog to brothers and sisters! I always loved to listen to Fr Bob when he hosted with David, I grew up in protestant church, but Father Bob taught me so much!! Will continue to pray for St. John Fischer Parish!!. God Bless!

  2. Thank you, Ron, for the outstanding vlog, this morning. Congratulations to you and Ann on your new ministry. You are beautiful–God’s glory shines through you. Oh Lord! We have hope because of You! You are the rock on which we stand and salvation of our faith–the author of our very existence. We sing praises and shout glory to Your Name! Holy are You, Lord! The one and only eternal Saviour! Oh Christ that lives and breathes in us–we who are unworthy–remain forever grateful! Praying this morning for you, dear David, and all living saints of the blog. And thank you all, for your prayers.

    Thus says the Lord: “Refrain your voice from weeping,
    And your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord,
    And they shall come back from the land of the enemy.
    There is hope in your future, says the Lord,
    That your children shall come back to their own border.“
    Jer 31:16-17 NKJV

    Brandi Carlile, Hallelujah
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1sFYdwlXtI

  3. On June 26 of this year I went to the 100 Words site. I knew of the site, and went there occasionally, I was always touched by Davids words, and loved to see the photos. I was so excited to see that June 27’s reading was Genesis 1. I have been reading every morning since! I am so thankful for the wonderful ministry of 100 Huntley Street.

  4. Thank you David Mainse.
    This is now my 3rd times going through the bible with you.
    Its much easier with the 2 year period.
    Even now my 3rd time, I’m STILL LEARNING.
    God Bless you with many blessings to come and good health.
    I love you.
    Jenny Smith.

    • Same for me Jennifer.
      It was lovely seeing the video off Ann and Ron. God bless them in this new endeavour, it is very much needed . Blessings to all.

  5. I am continuing for the second time. I do appreciate your dedication, David, as well as Ron and Ann for helping you with the blog and the wonderful photos of Reynold. I lift you all up in prayer and trust that the Lord will continue to give you the strength, wisdom and discernment you need each day. Thank you !

  6. Thank you dear David for giving us this tremendous blog – an amazing, soul-satisfying journey through the Scriptures in your great format. I understand you’re still in hospital and I pray for grace and strength through your recovery into great health once more. Your blog is a connecting point with two of my friends who are so encouraged and enlightened through it -as am I. We get together regularly to read it, the Scriptures and to pray. What a gift you keep giving us by allowing the Lord to use you so mightily! Yesterday I received a surprise and most welcome phone call from Crossroads asking if I had a prayer request. Of course I did. This dear lady prayed for me and my precious family to be made whole again. It was like an angelic visit in a regular routine day. So incredibly grateful for the Crossroads connection. Still smiling on the west coast-alice

  7. David, thank you so much for going back and forth between Leviticus and Hebrews, giving us context and showing the greater meaning and fulfillment of the sacrifices. We serve the living God, maker of heaven and earth. May God bless all his people today, and may we be a blessing to God and others today. In Jesus’s name, amen

  8. It was great to see and hear Ron and Ann being interviewed. I pray the Blessings of the Lord on their Ministry: For Wisdom that comes from the Lord, for encouragement, and for many marriages to be restored and renewed.
    Once again, thank you for your faithfulness Pastor David in giving us this daily manna: Thank you Ron for your faithfulness in filling in for your Dad during this time.

  9. Lord I pray that You will heal David Mainse, so that he can go home and enjoy his surroundings with family.

    ALL PRAISE AND THANKS TO GOD! I sold some more items that I have for sale!
    Please pray that I can sell dishcloths, enjoy making them,
    also please pray that any negative issues at the pool will disappear, the Holy Spirit will intervene and peace will rise up! Thank you Lord for all the blessings of this day!
    In Jesus Name we Pray AMEN

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