Tuesday, August 7, 2018

“WELCOME” – GOD

Today’s Reading: Mark 15

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

Here, I (Reynold) placed my Bible, open to Mark chapter 15, on the actual paving stones that Jesus would have walked on while carrying His cross. Through the centuries the city has been built up over the road, but the original stones can be seen in the lower area of the Sisters of Sion Convent.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Mark 15:38

Then the veil of the Temple was torn in two from top to bottom.

 

In our readings over the next few weeks, we will visit the books of Exodus and Leviticus. The origins of the “veil” are in these books. The “veil” was a symbol of the separation between a holy, all-powerful God and His sinful, weak people. Entrance to the Holy of Holies was restricted to once a year, when the High Priest would go beyond the veil to make atonement for the sins of the people. When Jesus died, the veil was torn open from top to bottom – from God to man – by an act of God. As a result, we can “COME BOLDLY BEFORE THE THRONE OF GRACE” (Hebrews 4:16). The Holy of Holies stood open, an invitation to all to approach the Throne of God through the blood of Jesus which He, as our High Priest, sprinkled on the Mercy Seat in Heaven. Please find the time today to read Hebrews chapters 9 & 10. Our minds will be illuminated and our hearts moved by a greater understanding of what happened in Heaven at the moment Jesus died here on earth.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Heavenly Father, because of the torn veil, Jesus’ body, I come boldly into Your immediate Presence. Jesus’ death has made this possible. This is the greatest honour I could ever have. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I’m not asking for anything. I’m filled with awe as I soak in Your Presence. Amen! and Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The photograph for today of “Gabatha,” the paving stones which formed the floor of the Roman Governor’s courtyard, bring a special memory to me. Norma-Jean and I first walked on these stones in 1968. Our guide for the convent was a Nun who was quite cold and distant. The next time we came, the same Sister was radiant and began to sing while standing on those stones, “He is Lord. He is Lord. He is risen from the dead and He is Lord.” I said to her, “What has happened to you? The last time we were here you were very formal, but you’ve changed.” She replied, “Oh, I know Him now.” There was a charismatic prayer meeting weekly for those who lived on the Via Dolorosa, and she had been born again and baptized with the Holy Spirit, speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave her utterance (John 3:3-5 and Acts 2:4). An encounter with the Holy Spirit changes everything.

Yours for living in the immediate Presence of God,

David

14 thoughts on “Tuesday, August 7, 2018

  1. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
    Praise Him all creatures here below –
    Praise Him above, ye heavenly host,
    Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!”
    …Praise God for the torn veil…thank you Jesus!! HALLELUJAH!!!!

  2. The torn veil and the stone rolled aside….Was the first by God and the other by Jesus?My ‘puter won’t access Biblehgateway for me,”Site can not be reached.”
    I used an alternate site for today.Often my thoughts seem to be blocked by poems I have written.These 3 are one above the other in my second file and are good examples of poems I never signed nor dated until FB revealed an author/poet in New England with the same name so I had to go back and add my name over a year later but dates,I could only guess at.God bless

    From Jerusalem

    From Jerusalem like a mighty Lion,
    Shall come His voice out of Zion,
    As the heavens and earth shake,
    But His people need not quake.

    He is always the strength and hope
    Of Israel’s children as they cope
    In a world of sin and living threat,
    But doom will pose never a fret.

    In His hands shall the faithful rest
    And in His heart,the chosen best,
    But all who fail to know His name
    Shall feel His wrath and their shame.

    He is just and our loving Sovereign,
    Who knows that we are all brethren,
    So He forgives us within His grace
    To take us home to His holy Place.
    GW (Bill) Marshall/ (2011~2012)

    Am I worthy

    Am I worthy to touch His feet,
    Can I ever stand up to greet
    He who died upon the cross
    Knowing my sins would be His loss.

    When I look at the cross I see,
    His wounded face looking at me,
    But through the pain He grins
    With a love that pardons sins.

    His crown of thorns I wish to bear
    To prove to Him the love I share,
    For the love it took to die for us
    Is still in need of complete redress.

    So when we think we are kings
    Remember He of holy things,
    Who was so lowly yet most high,
    And soon is coming in the sky.
    GW(Bill) Marshall/(2011~2012)

    Off The Cross

    They opened my flesh to the bone,
    Harder still when they heard no moan,
    As meat was torn from my ribs;
    For my clothes they claimed dibs.

    As the cross was still on the ground,
    A mother’s sobs were the only sound,
    My body ached in so much pain,
    From the whips that fell like rain.

    They drove the spike through my hand,
    As my Father’s shadow covered the land,
    Then they raised the cross up high
    To where my body would soon die.

    Each breath then came with bolts of pain
    As Satan sought this world to regain.
    But he knew I would do it again
    Just to break his worldly reign.

    That is why I broke the serpent’s sword
    And became your loving,willing Lord,
    For to step down off the cross,
    The world then would be My loss.
    GW (Bill) Marshall/ (2011~2012)

  3. I have been away fromour blog for awhile I had been in the hospital
    because of some side effects of a medication I am on . This medication was increased ,and. now is decreased . I have moved to a Lodge and in Charlottetown PEI

  4. Yes, thank you Lord for dying for us that we may be set free from the grip of sin. Thank you for the torn veil that we all may enter the Holy of Holies of your Presense. Wonderful poems Marshall true to scripture. Hope you are resting comfortably Lianne. had a wild wind, rain and thunderstorm yesterday that brought down a big branch of a tree here.

  5. WHAT IS GOING ON! I have to enter my name & e mail every time, what is happening to this website, is someone from 100 Huntley Street monitoring this site!
    gets discouraging……

    • I contacted Lorna Dueck’s office and gave them the message about the prayer line not working and this business of having to type in name & e mail address each….hopefully they will look at this situation.
      Blessings to all…..

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