Friday, April 28, 2017

THE TEMPLE

Today’s┬áReading: 1 Kings 5-6

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

 

The Western Wall Tunnel is an underground tunnel exposing the full length of the Western Wall and is located under the buildings of the Old City of Jerusalem. While the open-air portion of the Western Wall is approximately 60 metres (200 ft) long, the majority of its original length is hidden underground. The tunnel allows access to an additional 485 metres (1,591 ft) of the wall.

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

 

Key Verse: 1 Kings 6:12

Concerning this temple which you are building, if you walk in My statutes, execute My judgments, keep all My commandments, and walk in them, then I will perform My word with you, which I spoke to your father David.

Solomon had almost finished building the Temple when the Word of the Lord came to him once again. God had given Solomon wisdom and all the benefits that came as a result. Now comes the pinnacle promise: “I will perform My Word with you.” God has given us many promises in His Word. The timing for their fulfillment is in His timing, not ours. This restatement of the promise God had given to David came approximately 10 years after Solomon became king. When we read a promise that God has made to us as His children, we have a very human tendency, like little children, to want gratification right away. We must avoid trying to manipulate God’s action by His promises. He will do what He will do when He decides to do it. This is why we are exhorted to “wait on the Lord.” In Psalm 27:13-14 David tells us twice to “wait.” We can draw great encouragement from verse 13: “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” No doubt Solomon read his father’s writings. He may even have sung these words as a boy while David played his harp. Let’s make God’s promises our DNA instructions for living. Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for greater growth in the Fruit of the Spirit. Patience, and all the other flavours of the Fruit of the Spirit is absolutely essential. Therefore, I’m waiting on Your timing. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Back in 1972 we produced and released something called “The Grey Cup Christian Celebration.” Our Crossroads offices were in Hamilton, and the Grey Cup Championship of the Canadian Football League was to be in our home stadium. I became convinced we needed to use the occasion for a testimony for Christ. On the Saturday before the game, we did two services in the McMaster gymnasium-auditorium complex. We brought in big name football players from the NFL, as well as Canadian football stars. Dale Evans was there. Art Linkletter was there. The Imperials sang. Astronaut Jim Irwin, who was just back from the moon, was also there. All testified to their faith in Christ. Prime time television was purchased all across Canada for the one-hour TV special. It was a first for Canadian TV. Everything was going very well until it came time to pay the bills. The bank loaned us the money we needed, but then came the payments to the bank. I wrote out one of God’s promises in large handwriting and placed the paper in my middle desk drawer on top of everything else. Every day (sometimes several times) I would open the drawer and read, “MY GOD SHALL SUPPLY ALL YOUR NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS” (Philippians 4:19). It took two years to pay off the debt. In God’s time it was accomplished. I was learning lessons that would be a big help to my faith in the years to come.

Yours for God’s timing,

David

P.S. Today at noon is the start of a 24-Hour Prayer Rally for Canada from the Crossroads Centre in Burlington. You are welcome to come in person for as long as you want, or you can watch it online, as it will be streamed live. God willing, I will lead the final two hours on Saturday, from 10:00am to noon. For more info or to watch the live stream, click HERE.

The biggest stone in the Western Wall, often called the Western Stone, is also revealed within the tunnel and ranks as one of the heaviest objects ever lifted by human beings without powered machinery. The stone has a length of 13.6 metres (45 ft), height of 3 metres (9.8 ft), and an estimated width of between 3.5 metres (11 ft) and 4.5 metres (15 ft). Estimates place its weight at 570 tons.

 

This portion of the wall where you see a walkway is now underground in Jerusalem. To the right you can see where today visitors can go up to the Western Wall.

10 thoughts on “Friday, April 28, 2017

  1. ThankYou David, for all the photos of the Holy Land and the temple.I have never been and Don,t know if I will be able to go,so these photos help me realize again the Greatness of My Lord God. Will be praying with you all this week.God is still working today.Praise His Holy name.I Am,says what He will do and He does it.Faye

  2. Praise God for such a beautiful day and all He has created and done for us! Praying for our beautiful country, Canada, our citizens, our children, our refugees, our Prime Minister, our politicians, our Christian leaders, and fellow saints. Looking forward to watching you for the last two hours, tomorrow from 10 am to 12 noon, David. God willing, amen! Blessings dear ones in the Lord!

    Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
    For His mercy endures forever. Ps 118:1 NKJV

    Jesus I Am So In Love With You
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdfRn61mAUo

  3. What a blessing to join in prayer via “life stream”…praying for “first Nations People”…joined in prayer with Bill Prankard “for the dead bones to come to life all across this land of Canada, for the Church to come alive”. I Hope to join in prayer throughout the day.

    Also looking forward to tomorrow morning to join with you David and the team at 10:00 a.m.. I pray for the Lord to strengthen you to be strong through the two hours as you minister as the Lord leads.

    Praise God for all who are participating in this 24/7 prayer for Canada!! Lord I pray for Your anointing Jesus upon each one, as they minister in prayer for this Nation of Canada.
    Jesus I pray and ask for Your intervention for this Nation of Canada to return to You. That You be Glorified and Honored; for You are Worthy of all Praise. That this Nation of Canada will be a Nation under God once again. We ask You Lord to forgive us for all our sins Lord for we have sinned against You and You alone. Amen! Thank You Lord!!

  4. Thank you David for posting those pictures, together with your explanations! And for your “Personal Words”! Good to learn more about some of the difficulties, challenges, and victories that you and 100 Huntley Street went through, and survived through these many years.

  5. David Mainse I would like you to share the things you learned about the payments etc that have helped you in your faith!

    Can you please share some of these insights?

    thank you..

    God bless you…..

  6. pray for family who have lost a son to a work accident, he became crushed between 2 vehicles, only 30 years old, today is remembering work place accidents!What a wild thing to happen! God heal this family let it be a warning to workplace safety TY Lord in Jesus Name we Pray amen

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