Monday, August 6, 2018

INTENTIONS

Today’s Reading: Mark 14

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On the other side of this security fence is the region of the ancient town of Bethany. The fence was constructed in 2003 to protect Jerusalem from attacks from terrorists. This view is from Bethpage on the southeast side of the Mount of Olives.

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Key Verse: Mark 14:29

Peter said to Him, “Even if all are made to stumble, yet I will not be.

 

The INTENTIONS of JESUS were clearly revealed in His declaration that the Bread and the Cup were His Body and His Blood. His suffering and death in our place was about to take place. Nothing could turn Jesus away from this. On the other hand, there was Peter. His INTENTIONS were great, but his actions were so very human. In the courtyard of the High Priest, Peter could not stand up to the waitresses who identified him with Jesus (Mark 14:71-72). The Bible is totally honest. Peter was a man of God who became one of the leaders of the early Church. His example shows us that it is impossible to follow Jesus in our own strength. Oh, how we need to be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Fifty days later, after the Holy Spirit filled them on the Day of Pentecost, Peter was boldly proclaming Jesus on the streets of Jerusalem. That day, approximately 3,000 people became believers (Acts 2:41). The Holy Spirit enabled him to carry out his INTENTIONS!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, John the Baptist said of You, “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Matthew 3:11b). I need You, Lord Jesus, to baptize me now. I ask You for Your Power to come upon me (Acts 2:4). I wait in Your Presence, expecting the same outpouring of Your Spirit as on Peter and the others throughout the history of the Church.Thank You, Jesus! Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I identify with Peter. Before Jesus baptized me with the Holy Spirit, I found it nearly impossible to stand before people to share Jesus. After, I was amazed at how bold I was. I preached on the street, on radio and on television. I saw open doors of opportunity everywhere. I was very aware that Peter had spent three years being taught by Jesus, Himself, and before that no doubt he had studied the Scriptures for years in the synagogue with the guidance of a rabbi. I surely needed Bible College studies. I started with a correspondence course and then enrolled in Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in Peterborough, Ontario (now Master’s College and Seminary). For me, a thorough knowledge of God’s Word and the Power of the Holy Spirit made all the difference. What a joy to serve the Lord Jesus Christ!

Yours for effectively sharing the Word of God in the Power of the Holy Spirit, the only way to effectively implement His INTENTIONS,

David

10 thoughts on “Monday, August 6, 2018

  1. Peter was a ‘little rock’ but very strong,however,scripture ‘teaches’,points out,just how weak we humans are when even Peter denied Jesus 3 times within a few hours under stress.Later on,after Pentecost,Peter,like cement,turns into a solid rock when the water of the holy Spirit is added.I want to be like Peter.Yall have a great day.

  2. This poem seemed fitting for today’s teaching, and probably tomorrow’s. My sister wrote the last verse. God bless you and yours today and always.

    The Plan of Salvation
    One morning at daybreak
    A crowd slowly gathered
    They were walking my Lord up
    Old Calvary’s hill
    So sad was the scene there
    That the birds hushed their singing
    Like a lamb He was humble
    To His Father’s own will

    I want to thank Jesus
    For the plan of salvation
    Just to say Lord I love you
    For you understand
    I want to be there on
    That great judgment morning
    To see all the nail prints
    In His feet and His hands

    So great was our sin that
    The Father forsook Him
    And left Him to die there
    Alone on the tree
    Such love He did show us
    In darkness He suffered
    And shed of His life’s blood
    To set us all free

  3. If it were not for the infilling of the Holy Spirit into my heart, shortly after I asked Jesus into my heart, I would have fallen away, Like Peter, I would have yielded to the pressures of the world!
    But PRAISE GOD, HE knows our frame, and filled me with HIS HOLY SPIRIT just when I needed HIS POWER AND STRENGTH to carry on!!!

    I LOVE YOU LORD AND I LIFT MY HANDS TO WORSHIP YOU OH MY SOUL REJOICE, TAKE JOY MY KING IN WHAT YOU HEAR, MAY IT BE A SWEET, SWEET SOUND IN YOUR EAR!!

    • PRAISE AND THANK THE LORD IRENE!
      PRAISE AND THANK THE LORD THAT HE NEVER LEAVES US NOR FORSAKES; HE IS RIGHT BEHIND US AND IS JUST WAITING FOR US TO TURN AROUND AND FOLLOW HIM

      a picture in a Bible shows Jesus standing by the door;
      the handle is NOT on the side where Jesus is standing;
      the handle is on MY side for ME to open up the door!
      AMAZING GRACE INDEED!

  4. Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul…
    Please bless and keep all Your dear children in Your precious care, everywhere. Help us to be grateful and thankful for all You have done, are doing, and will do, because You are good. Please wash us in Your holy blood and fill us with Your Holy Spirit, so others will see You most clearly and commit their lives to You. In Jesus’s greatest of all names, amen

  5. I also have to type name,e mail…
    My financial situation is such as I do not get enough pension to make ends meet.
    I have the room at the back which I used to rent out! Is that what the Lord wants me to do! I would sell my home, move into a small affordable place uptown, is this what the Lord wants! I don`t know what He wants me to do! I ask for the Lord to show me what to do.
    yesterday within a 10 minute slot 3 people needed a ride to the next city, some 50 miles away; someone drove in & I knew that driver was going to that same city, asked him if he would take these 3 and he said yes he would! This happens many times, I am so thankful for that person who drove in and agreed to help these people, Yes Lord thank you for providing.
    I just ask for prayers, also pray my son contacts me, it`s been over 20 years, he had a birthday Aug 1…..someone has sent him an email, so I pray I will hear from him
    I appreciate this prayer blog, I appreciate and am so thankful for everyone because we all seem to pray for others…it is so humbling and heart warming. God bless everyone today

    • Sah while you are waiting for an answer look around to see if there is an affordable place you like, and talk to a Realtor about selling your place. If it is to be everything will fall into place.
      God Bless you, and remember his answers come in different ways.

  6. Just getting caught up from attending Bible Study and evening services in Bridgewater, Me. all week. Was a great study on Bible prophecy. You are all so faithful in posting and are gifted poets. Thank you for posting. God bless all of you.

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