Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CREATION

Today’s Reading: Psalm 104

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

 

Gobeklitepe, located in Turkey, is the oldest archeological sanctuary and oldest civilization known to man (approx. 8,000 BC). It is a series of mainly circular and oval-shaped structures set on the top of a hill. Excavations began in 1995 by Prof. Klaus Schmidt with the help of the German Archeological Institute. There is archelological proof that these installations were not used for domestic use but predominantly for ritual or religious purposes.

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

 

Key Verses: Psalm 104:31

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

May the Lord rejoice in His works.

 

All the earliest records of the human race show that intelligent people were moved to worship the Creator God (as illustrated by the Youtube attachment in our P.S.). Our native people here in Canada and original peoples everywhere speak of “The Great Creator.” When we pause to think deeply, without the brainwashing efforts of those who, for some reason, refuse to believe in God, we cannot escape the conclusion that a supremely intelligent and all-powerful Creator made all that we see in nature. In deep appreciation for the Creator, the writer of today’s reading begins and ends with “Bless the Lord, O my soul!” Yesterday we recognized that we need to order our souls to practice the worship of God consistently! Bless Him! Cause Him to rejoice because we acknowledge that He has made us and all that there is!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Today, Lord God, I’m not making a prayer request here in the blog. I’m simply giving the order to myself to bless You with my worship! The Hymn comes to mind, “Crown Him With Many Crowns” (click here for this hymn of worship along with beautiful visuals of the glories of creation). He is worthy of all my praise!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In the mid 1800’s the walls between Roman Catholics and the Church of England were very high. Nevertheless, the hymn “Crown Him With Many Crowns” was one of several hymns in the English language that broke through those walls and everyone worshipped in song. The words were written by a Roman Catholic and the music by a Protestant. Another of those hymns was “Faith of Our Fathers.” On Father’s Day each year when I was a boy, we would sing the words, “In spite of dungeon, fire and sword, etc.” I would think of the Protestants who had been persecuted by the Roman Catholics as I sang (I had read the book, Fox’s Book of Martyrs). I was shocked to discover while in my twenties that this hymn was written by a Roman Catholic priest while serving time in a dungeon, where he had been placed by King Henry VIII. Yes, there are doctrinal differences between Catholics and Protestants, particularly as to how and where we encounter God in the salvation of our never-dying souls, but the worship of God and His Son, our Saviour, is our common ground!

Yours for the glory of “The Great Creator!”

David

P.S. This attachment will take close to an hour to watch, but it is well worth the time, if not now, then later. If possible, please don’t miss it. It’s a video called, “God In Ancient China.” It is a teaching from a Chinese Pastor in Singapore on the meanings of the Chinese language characters. You’ll be amazed!!! (click HERE).

Among the ancient ruins of Gobeklitepe in Turkey, you can see a stork or crane being depicted. Enhancing the beauty of structures with sculptures has been a feature of temples everywhere, including the Tabernacle of Moses, and the Temple and synagogues in which Jesus would have participated in the prayers, Scripture readings and teachings. Like this carved picture of a bird, the Chinese characters, as shown in the above youtube attachment, are pictures or engravings.

12 thoughts on “Tuesday, October 24, 2017

  1. Thank you for the reminders of our great creative God, the One in whom reside all wisdom, goodness, and love.

    “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17)

    Thank you so much for 100words.ca, one of those gifts given to us through Jesus and his faithful workers. May God bless and keep all the Mainse family in his wonderful love and care. And, please, God, keep our families in Your special care, so they come to know and follow You in the particular ways you have planned for them. In Jesus’s always great name, amen

  2. Just a poem to show He is supreme,although the poem falls short of doing justice,the intent is there.God bless

    Praise

    Let us praise Him in our day,
    Let us praise Him in our sleep,
    Let unceasing praise convey
    The harvest our praises reap.

    Unending love is always ours,
    So unending praise is owed,
    Then His word of truth empowers
    From the Spirit He bestowed.

    Let only truth bespeak His praise,
    Let not hope flee from sight,
    Thus,let us dance and voices raise,
    To soak in His eternal Light.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 24 Feb, 2014

    • I started to watch that video before.I think(????)it explains how hidden in the meaning of each Chinese character is the story of Jesus.((Here is a short clip on that subject… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjGUC9GNqfE )) I WILL watch it later but I have little good weather to finish installing the roofing on my shed so have to go.God bless

      We are no longer separated from the RC’s (arguably?) nor should we be.
      Mark 9:38-41New King James Version (NKJV)

      Jesus Forbids Sectarianism
      38 Now John answered Him, saying, “Teacher, we saw someone who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow us.”

      39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who works a miracle in My name can soon afterward speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is on our[a] side. 41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, assuredly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.

  3. I have a daughter-in-love who is Chinese (Mandrin is her Language). I hope I am able to forward the video link to her. She is seeking.

    Yes, Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him in the morning, Praise Him in the evening, Praise Him all day long!! For ever and ever, Amen!!

    Thank you David for the link “Crown Him with Many Crowns” and providing us with its history. God’s desire is that we be one in Him, united together in love. What an example this song is, bringing the Catholic and Protestant together in His Love!!

  4. I thank everyone for praying for me, it deeply touches my heart!
    I posted a blog but it is gone…..again, thank you to everyone…yes, please keep praying for financial breakthrough for me…God bless

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