Sunday, July 22, 2018

BLESSING

Today’s Reading: Genesis 47-48

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There have been 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt as of 2008. The most famous are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence. The Great Pyramid consists of an estimated 2.3 million limestone blocks.

GOOGLE MAPS – See where Reynold took the photo Click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Genesis 47:10

So Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.

At this time, Egypt was at its zenith and Pharaoh may have been the most important ruler on earth. Two verses in today’s reading (Gen. 47:7,10) tell us that Jacob (Israel – Prince of God) blessed Pharaoh. This is an act of sharing the grace of God that was given again and again to Jacob, passed down from Abraham and Isaac. This may have been a simple prayer for Pharaoh, or it may have been the laying of Israel’s hand on Pharaoh. In Genesis 48:14 Israel blessed Joseph and his two sons by laying his hands on them. God gave Israel a prophetic word for them. To qualify to bless others (please don’t make a big scene, you’ll hurt people rather than bless them if you do) you must be a believer. We have these words in Mark 16:17-18, “These signs will follow them that believe… they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” What a blessing! Acts 19:6, “And when Paul had laid his hands on them, they spoke with tongues and prophesied.” Go ahead and bless someone today!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord, please inspire me to look for opportunities to bless someone today. You have blessed me through others who have prayed for me; now give me grace and willingness to pass on the blessing. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’ve been blessed by so many. At 19, two teachers at Bible College laid hands on my head and, according to two doctors, I was healed of a life-threatening condition. At 23, I was ordained by the laying on of hands into the ministry of Jesus Christ and His Church. At 25, I was blessed by a gift of $300.00 for the start up of the Crossroads TV ministry. One time, when I was under an attack of the enemy, a lady in her eighties laid hands on me and gave me a special word from God. Every night when Norma-Jean was carrying our four children, I would lay my hand on her tummy and bless the little ones inside and pray for Norma-Jean too. Over and over, too many times to count, I’ve been blessed by others. As I lay my fingers on the keyboard of this computer, I pray that I will bless you with this daily blog.

Yours for God’s richest blessing on you who read this,

David

 

12 thoughts on “Sunday, July 22, 2018

  1. Two churches in our area need special prayer. One has been given notice that rental lease will not be renewed (after many years). A new location must be found. The other church has lost its pastor & is now (for the summer), meeting with another congregation. They need a pastor of God’s choice in September. Please pray. Thanks

    • So sad when difficulties pop up in our daily lives but God has plans for each situation and will make everything better if all was well in the first place. He is a God of justice and love so we will place our trust in Him and His ways. Will pray for an even better result for the dislocated church and an inspiring pastor for the congregation who has lost their shepherd. Thank you for sharing Doreen. May God bless you for bringing forth your concerns.

  2. Bless the Lord, Oh my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Psalm 103:1. Thankful for the blog.

  3. Amen, was very happy when this blog started and it is still blessing me. Agree in prayer for your blessing on the churches Doreen mentioned and I ask prayer for my home church that God’s will be done in Jesus Name. Blessings fellow readers and bloggers.

  4. TY Doreen for sharing! we also have this situation in our town and so do many many others in my Province!
    we have had meetings and now we need to choose some avenues to continue to have a place of worship in our town!
    we have lots of property which would be suitable for low income housing, we have suggested that the church be sized down and build units on top……lots of info on what is needed, also lots and lots of prayer…..
    What does God want us to do!
    Blessings to everyone,
    please continue to pray for our leaders in Canada and the United States
    also please pray for rain to put out all the fires in North America…<
    In Jesus Name amen

  5. I receive the blessing that David prayed through you, Ron and Ann, as you continue to post this blog for our daily manna. Bless you and your family. Also blessings on Reynold for the pictures he has provided to exemplify the scripture of the day.

    The message in our service this morning was on Revival; and the infilling of the Holy Spirit of God. Praise God for His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and for His Holy Spirit, who is ever present with us!! Amen!

  6. PRAYERS NEEDED! I need a plumber to give me an estimate on replacing toilets & sinks, Lord send me a good honest plumber who knows his work and respects the community and himself. TY Lord for this prayer site. Bless the Mainse family In Jesus Name we Pray amen

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