Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A 180 DEGREE TURN

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 33

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

 

An hour’s drive north of the Sea of Galilee is Caesarea Philippi, also known as Banias. Here you can view the remnants of the Temple of Pan. It was here that Jesus asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” (Matthew 16:13-20). As in today’s reading, here is evidence of the people of God turning to false gods.

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

 

Key Verses: 2 Chronicles 33:3, 15

For he rebuilt the high places which Hezekiah his father had broken down; he raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them…He took away the foreign gods and the idol from the house of the Lord…

 

Manasseh was just 12 when he was crowned king. His father, Hezekiah, was a man of the true God, but he died, and obviously those around the new boy king exerted a great influence. Not only did Manasseh reintroduce idol worship, he led the people deeply into the occult, practising witchcraft, sorcery, and consulting mediums and spiritists. This list sounds as if it could be lifted from today’s newspapers and magazines. Manasseh worshipped the starry hosts. Does that sound like reading the horoscopes? Ouija boards, fortune telling, and palm reading are prominent in our time. Let us run from such practises into the truth of Jesus, our Saviour and Lord!

Manasseh repented, making a 180 degree turn, but only after he had paid a horrible price. Nevertheless, God is full of mercy, and the latter days of Manasseh’s 55-year reign produced a return to God and God’s blessings upon the people of Judah and Israel. The story of Amon, Manasseh’s son, was a return to evil practises. However, Amon reigned for only two years. For that we can be thankful. How crucial it is for each generation to have its personal encounter with the true God!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for total freedom in my life from any and all influences that come from the “rulers of the darkness of this age.” I run into Your complete protection! Keep me pure in Your sight, Lord Jesus. In Your holy and all-powerful Name I ask, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In tours that Norma-Jean and I have led to Israel, I have spoken at the location of today’s photos regarding the confession Peter made there, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). May I suggest that all of us read Matthew 16:12-23. Could it have been the influence of the spirits inhabiting this shrine that caused Jesus to have to say to Peter shortly thereafter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me.” In order to always think like God thinks, I must be faithful in reading, underlining, meditating and assimilating God’s thoughts, His Word.

Here’s a powerful 100 Huntley Street testimony of a woman who was deeply involved in the occult, as Manasseh was, who found deliverance in Christ (click here for part 1 of the story of Carole Kornacki and click here for part 2).

Yours for turning away from any influence whatsoever from the occult,

David

This was a “high place” in ancient Caesarea Philippi. It was a temple where various gods were worshipped. The main source of the Jordan River flows from under this mountain.

Jesus and His disciples likely walked on these very steps when they visited Caesarea Philippi.

This is a depiction of what the sacred high places in Caesarea Philippi may have looked like at the time of Jesus.

 

6 thoughts on “Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  1. Powerful reading of Manasseh, King of Judah, scripture, photos, and testimony of Carole Kornacki! Wow! Praise God through whom all blessings flow, dear saints in the Lord!

    “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32 ESV

    The Lion and the Lamb, Leeland
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9ujBoud26k

    • I am with you Beverlee, this was a powerful blog this morning, I am overwhelmed. I agreed with Carole, when she prayed for all our young people and added my own family. I thought of this verse for us Christians, it is in the King James version as this is what I have at hand at the moment.
      1 John4:4 You are of God, little children, and I have overcome them: because GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, than he that is in the world.
      Blessings to all dear blog friend, thank you Pastor David for enabling us to start our day with the Lord and this blog.

  2. Thank God Manasseh repented and reformed Israel in his latter days. Powerful testimony and prayer. Prayer for the youth of today. Thanks Beverlee for scripture and song.

  3. WOW that is a powerful testimony Carole gave. I remember going through some sessions with Neal T. Anderson ” Who I am in Christ” it sure helped me , I have
    also the scriptures on my wall memorized. God is a powerful .
    Lianne Hogg

  4. in case any one is reading this……………PLEASE PRAY FOR RAIN IN BRITISH COLUMBIA,
    we have fires all around…..we need rain to put out the fires and to give the fire fighters a rest…..
    thank you Lord for all the blessings of this day…

    amen

  5. Yes Lord, much rain is needed in BC …I pray it will come quickly.

    I heard Carole’s testimony several times previous to this…but this link was a good refresher…God is so good…nothing is impossible for Him!!!

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