Wednesday, September 26, 2018

READ CAREFULLY

Today’s Reading: Luke 23

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).

 

This Roman road made of paving stones is below the modern city level of Jerusalem. It is the road Jesus would have walked on while carrying His cross to Calvary.

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

Key Verse: Luke 23:27-28

And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children…”

 

In the movie, Passion of the Christ, they got it wrong. They showed only two or three women weeping. Notice the word “also.” The great multitude had just arrived in the city after spending the night in neighbouring communities. Thousands had come from the Galilee for the Passover in Jerusalem. The “great multitude” wept also. More proof is found in verses 48 & 49. “The whole crowd…beat their breasts.” It was not the average Jew who crucified Jesus, it was the crowd who were on the payroll of the High Priest. The High Priest and his early morning employees were the ones who cried, “Crucify Him…His blood be upon us and upon our children.” The twisting of Scripture to condemn all the Jewish people has been a tool of Satan to promote anti-semitism, which eventually resulted in the Holocaust of the Nazis. This illustrates the supreme importance of a careful study of God’s Word, Word by Word!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You said that the Spirit of Truth would guide us into all truth. I’m asking, Holy Spirit, that You will do that for me today. By Your illumination of Your Word, I’ll do my best to pay attention to little words like “also.” I weep to think of the tragedies perpetrated on the Jewish people because Satan messed with the minds of those who either ignorantly or deliberately misinterpreted these Scriptures. Please give us a new start in our relationships with Your ancient people.  Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

How well I remember making statements like, “The fickle crowd shouted their praises of Jesus on Palm Sunday and just five days later were shouting, ‘Crucify Him.'” I was 100% wrong. They were not the same people. The small area known as Pilate’s Judgment Hall would hold only about 300 people. It was 6 a.m. when the first shift of those on the High Priest’s payroll arrived for work. The great multitude would not have arrived in the city until about 9 a.m. I’ve prayed fervently that I will be more careful in my studies and my efforts to teach. There is another example of the twisting of Scripture in today’s reading. It’s in verse 43. Back in the 1840’s, a Brooklyn, NY, pastor moved the comma from before the word “today” to after it. He began to preach that the thief was not in Paradise with Jesus the day of his death, but only in the future resurrection. This was the beginning of the Watchtower Society, otherwise known as Jehovah’s Witnesses. The pastor’s name was Charles Russell. He continued to twist other Scriptures to go against the historical understanding of the Word of God. There are no commas in the original language, but a comparison of the rest of the Scriptures would show that in English the comma belongs where it is in our Bibles. I pledge to pay careful attention to detail in this blog and always.

Yours for a more thorough understanding of the Word of God,

David

P.S. Once again, here is a segment from 100 Huntley Street. Moira Brown interviews Dr. Andy Bannister. This again is for the purpose of emphasizing the reliability of the Bible and how it answers life’s toughest questions (click here).

 

10 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 26, 2018

  1. Amen dear David; words and punctuation are soooooo important. I’m a reporter and paranoid about where to put commas etc. in my wording. I know God will forgive me and any dear soul who “knows not what they do” if we ask for forgiveness. God bless all Christians.

  2. Amen to David’s posting today of the right interpretation of the Word. Would appreciate your prayers dear saints as I have a lump and need a mammogram. I value your support and know God hears and answers from reading the many reports on here from this blogging family. God bless you today and always, Ger. Thanking you in advance.

    • Lord we pray for complete healing for Ger! Lord You have used this to bring attention to some details in her life that she needs to get settled. You Lord are talking to Ger, You have her attention TY Lord God bless you Ger in Jesus Name we Pray amen

    • Dear Lord , I pray that you would take away all fear from Ger, as she goes to have her mammogram. Lord I also pray that you would give her strength as she awaits the results. She is calling out to you for help. Please surround her with your love and mercy. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen. Eleanor M.

  3. Father God I pray for Geo that you heal her from the top of her head to the bottom of her toes. I pray that you would shrink the lump she has souround her with the Holy Spirit , and take away any fears or anxieties she has. Geo is your child and loves you
    in Jesus name
    Amen

    • in the Name of Jesus Christ our Risen Lord and Saviour I come into agreement with Lianne Hogg’s prayer! in the Name of Jesus Christ our Risen Lord and Saviour we declare that Ger is healed from top to bottom, We Thank You Lord for this healing in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  4. I also ask for prayer, I am so anxious, I need the Lord`s Hand guiding, I so desire for the Lord to grant me a financial breakthrough which would eliminate 4 problems.Lord please hear my prayer,
    TY Lord for removing smokes-booze from me and giving me swimming from a broken leg, Thank you Lord for this wonderful exercise. Thank you Lord bless our families`be with our leaders to make the right decision for the right reason and they will pray to God even in their private time TY Lord IJNWPA

  5. Thank you Sah, Eleanor M. and Lianne for you concern and prayers which are wonderful. The Lord reminded me of this verse in Job 42:10, “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends, also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Pray the Lord will supply all your need as well Sah, according to His riches in glory. Just talked to someone on the phone and she also gave me information and encouragement. God is faithful. Blessings saints!

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