Tuesday, January 30, 2018

THE HUMAN HEART

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 16-17

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

 

The Arch of Titus in Rome was constructed in 82 AD by the Roman Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus’ victory in the Sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD (note the extra photo below of the inside of the Arch). The Arch of Titus has provided the general model for many of the triumphal arches erected since the 16th century, including the famous Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France. In the P.S. today is the description of the destruction of Jerusalem according to the Jewish historian, Josephus. The Roman historian, Tacitus, also covers this massacre of Jewish people and the rape of the Temple. It’s not unlike what must have happened to Jerusalem when it was destroyed by the Babylonians hundreds of years earlier as prophesied by Jeremiah.

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Key Verses: Jeremiah 17:9, 14

The heart is deceitful above all things,

And desperately wicked;

Who can know it?

…Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me and I shall be saved, for You are my praise!

 

Heart disease is our #1 killer physically. Same thing spiritually! Many of us have done “The Daniel Plan,” which will help heal and strengthen that blood pump inside (click here for information), and for spiritual healing there is this blog! “He sent His Word and healed them” (Psalm 107:20a). There’s healing both for the body as well as the soul and spirit in daily, daily, daily reading and meditating on God’s Word!!! For potential new 100words.ca readers, you can start any time and finish in two years (compared to one-year plans, this plan has shorter readings and extra time for meditating). Soak in God’s Word and experience physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual healing!!!

Jeremiah diagnosed the human heart as deceitful and desperately wicked. Is there a guaranteed healing prescription? Can this terminal heart condition be healed?

The ultimate heart healing treatment is this…Romans 10:8-10. The word “heart” is repeated three times in that passage. It’s an oral medication. You take it by mouth! Speak these words out loud or even whisper them. That gets God’s Word down into our hearts. Healing and wholeness follows. Now, having ingested God’s healing medicine, let’s do as the last words of our key verses instruct us: “You [Almighty God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ] are my [our] praise!”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, Your Word declares that You “inhabit the praises of [Your people!] Israel!” (Psalm 22:3b). I pray that I will learn more and more to use Scripture in my praise of You! As I do this, I know that I am inhabiting the realm of Your Presence! I’m singing now the glorious hymn of praise, “I Will Praise Him!” (click here for the Messianic Jewish family — believers in Jesus — The Isaacs singing this hymn). Let us praise God together!!! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

It can be discouraging to read Jeremiah because of his prophecies of woe. I heard a preacher on the local Christian radio station say, “When God says, ‘Woe,’ it means, Whoa!” That’s horse language for STOP!!!” Good advice?

I debated whether or not to quote the Jewish historian Josephus in his description of the next destruction of Jerusalem after the one prophesied by Jeremiah. There are probably similarities in both destructions of the city which the religious and political leaders brought on themselves. When God is not wanted and when He withdraws as a result, all hell breaks loose. This quote is from 70 A.D., after thousands of Christian Jews had left Jerusalem, as they were warned in a prophecy to escape. In case you don’t want to read of such horror, I’ll put it in a post script.

Yours for ingesting God’s Word and inhabiting, as God does, the PRAISE SPACE!!!

David

P.S. Josephus, a Jew, was in Jerusalem under the protection of the future Roman Emperor Titus when he wrote, “You would have thought the hill on which the Temple stood was boiling from the bottom upwards, that everywhere was a mass of flames, that here lay a sea of blood deeper than the fire, that there were more killed than killers. You could not see a single piece of ground anywhere because it was so thickly covered with bodies, forcing the soldiers to climb over them in order to reach further victims.”

Inside the Arch of Titus in Rome, one side depicts the Roman soldiers removing the menorah, table of showbread and silver trumpets from the Temple as it was destroyed in AD 70.

21 thoughts on “Tuesday, January 30, 2018

  1. It’s a good day to be by the fire in the middle of what they now call a snow storm.The sleet seems to be winning over the salt laid by the salt trucks.
    I saw great hope when Mr trump decided to run for President even though I did not know then that he was a Christian.When our “O’Bamma” came to power I knew Canada had to go through the same cycle and we are left waiting for a Christian to step up at the next election.Satan hates Trump and the detestable desperation of his opponents make that clear.We should all praise God for that unexpected turn of events and pray for the same miracle in Canada.People,intelligent people,are seeing through this deceptive mask of “political correctness” (‘When wrong is made to s-e-e-m right’) which is the current smoke screen the enemy of man is using and once Canada is won back,the rest of the former Christian world will take heart and follow….or emigrate to a ‘Christian camp’ or to Israel.
    Sorry,I got carried away.Like my poems,the thoughts just kept coming.Thanks to David’s (The poem burst through right here.) guidance I have learned a lot and hope wisdom will be the result.

    All The Way.

    You have been a light to many,
    You sought to make them free,
    And through the years of plenty
    You served me so faithfully.

    I know you wanted to stay,
    I need you more now than they,
    So I brought you home that day,
    Now you’re with Me all the way.

    Your light shone so bright and so far
    When you heard me and obeyed,
    Now your torch is their bright star,
    From one who never delayed.

    Faith will keep your light shinning bright
    And love will feed the flame,
    So the world can see His light
    And know He took all our blame.

    • I had forgotten about these 2 poems and stumbled upon them while saving “All The Way”.I apologize for all the posts but I may forget them again.(There was one there for Norma-Jean also):

      You (4 Pst.David Mainse)

      While I have served You my life through,
      I learned to love You as I grew,
      And then one day I suddenly knew
      That all my strength came from You.

      I hid no secret from Your eyes,
      Nor did I create scornful lies,
      For it’s only a fool who denies
      Your truth that his heart defies.

      You were my strength when I was weak,
      You gave me sight so I could seek,
      And it was You when amongst the meek
      That gave the words I should speak.

      You were and are not just my God,
      But also my lowly Friend,
      And all the while I’m above the sod,
      I’ll serve You ’til my life’s end.

      Alass that time is now at hand,
      And I can hardly wait to leave,
      So I pray,Lord, let them understand
      And know my joy as they grieve.

      I’ll see them on the other side,
      For their home also waits with You,
      And we,the church,will become the bride
      With a joy we never knew.
      G W (Bill)Marshall /22,Sept,2017

      …………………………………………
      Set Me Free (Pst.David Mainse)

      Set me free,oh Lord,from this prison,
      As I praise Jesus,’the Lord arisen’,
      For I want to be at home with you,
      Here I’ve done all that I can do.

      Set me free,oh Lord,so I can roam
      With You along those golden streets of home,
      Let me walk along and ask of You
      What my mortal mind never knew.

      Just call my name and there I will be,
      As a babe in the womb needs to be free,
      But in your timing all is made right;
      When I behold Your wondrous sight.

      I still linger here for those behind,
      For your plan still holds wonders they will find
      And there is no hurry for me to go
      When life is so short here below.

      Now they’ll show Your message every day,
      To tell the world You are the only way
      And Your work goes on ’til His return
      In hope that all will heed and learn.
      G W (Bill)Marshall /23,Sept,2017

  2. I intended to post this poem untill the other one intruded on my thoughts so I decided to post it anyway.Blessings

    | 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

  3. I am disturbed by your comments about Donald Trump, Bill, and wish people would keep political views off this blog. I hold myself accountable to that, as well. It is a Christian daily bible study by David Mainse and is disrespectful to his memory. Not everyone loves Donald Trump; certainly a vast majority of Canadians dislike him. He doesn’t talk or act like a Christian. I have never heard him say the Name Jesus or speak as a Child of God. In fact Trump’s racist and sexist comments speak the opposite. His sexual acts of abuse against women, brag to it, and his racist acts against people in the States, fail to come across as a Christian who loves his neighbour.

    https://www.npr.org/2016/09/29/495955920/donald-trump-plagued-by-decades-old-housing-discrimination-case

  4. please stop the nonsense! every person has freedom of speech on this web site and in Canada….
    Scripture tells us to pray for our leaders! The Word also tells us to pray for our neighbours!
    God knows all of our leaders, He has a plan for salvation for ALL mankind and His plan will come to be regardless of how the leaders act and believe!
    Please pray for our governments to realize what their priorities are and that is to care for children, the elderly and those who cannot do/care for themselves! That is how God wants His People to treat others. Many people in Canada have lots of money and would like to do some good with their funds; Mental Health in your community could sure use some financial help!
    Whatever you donate to make sure that the funds will go for the people and not for high salaries! God’s Word says to be wise with your money.
    We praise and thank God for all the blessings He has given us today!
    I am so thankful for this blog!
    Please pray for those dealing with mental illness; for many this phase of the Full Moon affects many of us….pray for people to come forward and to speak kind caring words to those who are hurting…..

    FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD……..amen

    • This isn’t a website; It’s a Bible study. The focus needs to stay on Jesus, which was David Mainse’ point of starting it–to get people reading the Word everyday.

      • David Mainse was very smart! God lead him to do this Bible study knowing full well that it would around the world to be read by every person who so desired to read this part of Scripture and it is translated into many languages which again, is a gift from God!
        I’ve told many people to go on the website of 100 Huntley Street and find the daily devotion……I praise and thank God that He made all this possible all because someone had a dream!
        Let us celebrate the goodness of the media today and the gifts and talents of those who put these programs together to get them out into the world for all to hear and read.

        PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW!

  5. Great photos and powerful prayer, and words of wisdom. Yes, Jeremiah is not the easiest scripture to digest, but they are the Word of God: The Lord’s pain for the children who turn from him to other gods; and Our Lord’s great love for his children!! Praise His Holy Name!!!
    Bless you Ron, Ann and Reynold for faithfully posting this daily manna!!!

  6. Our lovely country is drifting far from God. Jeremiah warned the people of his day to turn back to the Lord. I think that message is very relevant to Canada under the “progessive” (which really means secular humanist) leadership of Trudeau, Wynne, Notley et al.
    Lord God, please wake up your people and help us to stand for You and against the willful deception of our age. In Jesus’s great and unchanging name, amen

    • I agree with you Rob and did not know much about Trump outside politics.I don’t watch TV or listen to the radio so I am not well informed.I do believe the Lord told me that He has chosen Trump to ‘do His will’.
      I will not get into a debate and was surprised at the negative response.

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