Monday, March 12, 2018

AHA!

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 36-37

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Mary and Joseph gazing upon the little One of whom it was written by the Prophet Micah (5:2) more than 100 years before Ezekiel’s prophecies, “But you, Bethlehem …. out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from old, from everlasting!” I checked the dictionary this morning for the word “aha” found in 36:2 and here’s what I read, “Aha, so that’s your secret plan!” Jesus is the greatest “Aha” revelation in human history.

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Key Verses: Ezekiel 36:26-27

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

 

Twenty-five times in today’s reading Ezekiel quotes God saying,”I will.” The fulfillment of these prophecies is still decades away in the restoration and rebuilding of Israel under the leadership of Ezra, Nehemiah, and a dozen prophets whose short books we’ll read by the time we complete our readings on June 2nd. When God says, “I WILL!!!” and when people pay attention and co-operate with Him in deliberate, obedient, positive action, good things happen!

Ezekiel 36 states what God will do and we know from history that these good things happened. Verse 31 tells us what the people would do as a result, “Then you will remember!” Let us take time today to remember the good things God has done in our lives.

Ezekiel 37 is another example of Ezekiel’s unique prophetic word pictures. Another old song is “Them bones, them dry bones…now hear the Word of the Lord” (click here for a fun children’s version produced by “Muffin” songs). We’ve read a lot of heavy stuff; perhaps it’s time to lighten up with the Light of God’s Word and with a light happy obedient heart.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for the “aha” moment in my life when You became more than Someone I heard about in family devotions and church. I pray that You’ll surprise many others today with a revelation of Your secret plan. May I be Your communications agent to all those I meet today. With Your Holy Spirit’s help, I will do my best to make sure Your plan is not a secret anymore. I pray this in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Messiah), the One who shone a bright light on Who You really are, Father God, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m doing as our reading tells me…remembering. It was the first Saturday night of June, 1962, when the lights went on for a new TV show called Crossroads. There was only one TV station available and we were there with the greatest message the world has ever heard. That small beginning God grew into Crossroads Christian Communications Incorporated. Through the years, we’ve produced dozens of shows for children, teens, and the whole human family. They’ve been produced in many languages and distributed around the world. It’s been said, “If there’s no feedback from viewers, there’s been no communication!” An example of feedback from one of our productions was when there were over a million letters from children to our Russian language edition of Kingdom Adventure for children. They asked for a colouring book which taught about God. This was an amazing opportunity back when the Soviet Union first emerged from the 70 years of communist captivity (for an English video clip from the Kingdom Adventure series, click HERE).

Yours for millions of “aha” revelations!!!

David

16 thoughts on “Monday, March 12, 2018

  1. Thank you to Ron and Ann and the Crossroads team for continuing100 Words and this blog. It is such a pleasure to open it up every morning and read God’s Word and hear David’s thoughts and prayers. May our Lord bless you and your family through this time of Lent and Easter and may you find comfort in His Word and in the presence of Jesus as you serve us and others in so many ministries.

  2. Wow—love the words of prophecy in today’s scripture. “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” Such power in our reading and such power in the life of David Mainse through Crossroads to spread the love of Jesus to the world! We are truly blessed! Peace and love to all saints, today. May it be a healthy and prosperous week ahead for all! Special prayers for Lianne and Sah—hold onto His Cloak.

    As long as I live, while I have breath from God…
    I will teach you about God’s power.
    I will not conceal anything concerning the Almighty.
    Job 27:3, 11 NLT

    Open Space with lyrics by Housefires (Featuring Kirby Kaple)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpdloYnlQJU

  3. Am really blessed by the writings of scripture today and valley of the dry bones talking on life by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit breathe on us afresh today that we may take on new life after a hard and long winter. Amen? Thanks to David Mainse for his obedience to this worthy cause and to you Ron and Ann for carrying it on.

  4. Yes, joined in singing “Them Dry Bones” we need to lighten out hearts at times!!
    Asking for prayer: Am going for an MRI at 1:00 p.m. (Western time) today for what’s called “Meningeoma” on my brain. Thank you:)
    Yes, bless you Ron and Ann for continuing to bless us with this daily manna!
    Have a blessed day all bloggers!

    • Lord God, our Jehova Rapha, God of healing and God of mercy, please be with our sister, Irene, through her MRI, this afternoon. May it reveal all her doctors are looking for to provide the best prognosis. May she be in the best hands possible. Keep her comfortable and take away any uneasiness she may have. Protect her with Your wings, dear Lord. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen, amen, and amen.

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