Thursday, September 19, 2019

THE CROSS, CROOK, and CROWN!!!

Today’s Reading: Psalms 23-25

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The Golden Gate, also known as the Eastern Gate. According to Ezekiel 44:1-3, the Messiah will one day return to the Temple Mount through this gate. The Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sealed off the Golden Gate in 1541 in an attempt to prevent the Messiah’s entrance.

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Key Verse: Psalm 23:1

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Psalm 23 is classic literature and worthy of memorization. Even better than this is that it is true! We may want to read it aloud slowly, meditating on each line, applying it to our personal experience. David, the shepherd king, knew from childhood the literal truth of his words. Jesus, perhaps thinking of this Psalm, said, “I am the good Shepherd.” Let us add to David’s words the words of Jesus found in John 10:1-18. Jesus speaks of sheep and shepherds 20 times. He says that “The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.”

Yesterday we read the Psalm of the CROSS. Today, the Psalm of the shepherd’s CROOK. Then in Psalm 24 we have the Psalm of the CROWN. Psalm 24:7-10 are also worthy of memorization. In the PAST, there is the finished work of Jesus on the CROSS! In the PRESENT, His shepherd’s CROOK is our constant source of guidance and protection! In the FUTURE, the CROWN…Jesus as “the King of Glory shall come in.” Amen! Amen! Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, the third Psalm in today’s reading is my prayer. I pray for You to (1) “Show me Your ways,” (2) “Lead me in Your truth,” (3) “Remember Your tender mercies and Your loving-kindnesses,” (4) “Pardon my iniquity,” (5) “Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me,” (6) “Look on my affliction and my pain,” (7) “Forgive all my sins,” (8) “Keep my soul and deliver me,” (9) “Let me not be ashamed,” (10) Let integrity and uprightness preserve me.” ….. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m truly lifted up in my spirit as I sit at my laptop computer. I don’t know how anyone could read, “Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in,” and not feel a surge of emotion! There’s another reason my spirit is lifted up…Happy 59th anniversary Norma-Jean! Thank you for your amazing commitment to me on September 19th, 1958 (see photo below). You are more beautiful to me than ever!!

The Islamic Sultan Suleiman in the 1500’s may have sealed up what is known as “The Golden Gate” (picture above), but when Messiah returns to the Mount of Olives, from which He ascended into Heaven (directly opposite the gate), a few stones will never hinder His entrance into the Temple Mount area. The angels said to the astonished and bewildered disciples of Jesus after He had ascended and disappeared from their sight, “This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into Heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into Heaven.” Suleiman, as a Muslim, said he believed that Jesus was a great prophet, but his Jesus was not the “SAME” Jesus. Suleiman did not believe in the death of Jesus as the sacrificial Lamb of God. He did not believe in the literal physical resurrection of Jesus out from among the dead who showed Himself alive by many infallible proofs. I’m expecting the return of the “SAME” Jesus of whom Psalms 22, 23 and 24 speak!!!

Yours for knowing and loving “THIS SAME JESUS” (see Acts 1:1-11),

David

On this day in 1958 (September 19), norma-Jean and I were married!

Norma-Jean and me in 2013.

26 thoughts on “Thursday, September 19, 2019

  1. Suleiman didn’t believe Jesus is God. If he did he would KNOW that nothing could hold Him back or prevent His coming through any wall. My husband & I were married the same month & year as David & Norma Jean. My husband is with the Lord also. Missing them both but so very appreciative of David ‘s ongoing blog. Have a great day all. Remembering Ann in prayer.

    • Amen Doreen, you are so right and because he is the Triune God, it will happen as it says in His Word.
      Thinking of the still beautiful Norma Jean on this memorable day of her and David ‘s marriage . I am also praying for Ann as she continues her treatments.. The Mainse family is an inspiration to me because of their devotion and service to The Lord.
      May God be with each one who reads this blog. Eleanor M.

    • Thinking of you Doreen on this month of your wedding anniversary.
      May the memories of your husband bring you much joy!
      The One who promises to be a husband to the widow will never leave you. Many blessings to you, dear sister!

      Praying that God will encourage each one of you, dear saints. Praying especially for Ann, as she undergoes treatment.
      There may be many needs among us, but God is more than able to meet each and every one! To Him be glory forever!

  2. Father God, thank You for your Word. Please help us to read it, take it to heart and obey it. Thank You for your people. It is so encouraging to see & hear your work in their lives. Thank You for all the blessings in our lives, including this country. Please, Lord, give us good and Godly leaders who realize that they are accountable to You. We ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. Good morning, fellow saints in the Lord. Wonderful photos to remember David by and wishing you, Norma-Jean, a blessed day, as you hold him and your wonderful years of marriage together in loving memory; certain you are missing him, so, but rejoicing he is with The Lord. I saw you and Ellen pass by the other day at Wesley Acres.

    Praying for dear Ann’s treatments and on-going healing. Be covered with a blanket of the Holy Spirit’s love and breath upon you, today, Ann.

    Just finished reading all 150 of the Psalms, these past few weeks. So wonderful to pop back into the blog, today; will be occasional until November 1st. Please keep me in your prayers for the Lord’s guidance; opening new doors and closing old as to His calling. Wishing all of you beautiful saints a blessed day and have missed you, your encouragement, and voices, so very much, each morning. Our hope Lord, remains in You, forevermore.

    Guard my life and rescue me; do not let me be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
    May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.
    Psalm 25:20-21 NIV

    Matt Redman – Gracefully Broken (Lyric Video) ft. Tasha Cobbs Leonard
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJNR0lxbIP4

  4. Agreeing with all your prayers as I read through your posts today. Especially remembering Norma Jean on her anniversary. Love these two photos of them. Also thinking of Ann as she undergoes her treatments. Am praying your prayers too Rob. We can only hope and pray that this country puts in godly leaders and spread the word around. Thought of dropping in to our local health food store to discuss bp Sah. Thank you for mentioning it. World situation looks bleak today but thank God we know the Lord and have the comfort of the Holy Spirit. Good to hear from you again Beverlee. Lord we pray for all on this blog that you will strengthen and use us, in Jesus name. Amen!

  5. I read the Blog every evening but decided to read it this after. I love your prayers and encouragement to each other. I would love to be included in your group.
    I live In Ottawa and am partners with Crosswords. I gave me live to the Lord phoning 100 Huntley St. 1979. I was a faithful Roman Catholic. In !979 I had an operation and was home. I started watching David and one day phoned the Prayer Line. They talked to me about the Lord and I gave my Life to Jesus. I grow up with a stuttering problem and God Healed me. Praise The Lord.
    I have been reading Blog now for 6 months but I open it up in the evening. I will start reading it during the day so I can be a part of your group.
    Love you all and God Bless. I will open it up tonight to see if anyone replied.

  6. For the person who does not get the email every day for 100 wordto find it all you have to is google 100 Words and i will come up with the latest days blog if you do not your email.s

  7. What blessed and encouraging words in all three psalms in this mornings blog, including David’s prayer and comments; yes, blessings on you Norma-Jean as you remember the day you were wed and the many wonderful days you and David had together: such fond memories; be blessed in the Lord, Amen!!

    Truly appreciated all your prayer for those in need and many encouraging words;
    good to hear from you Beverly, The Lord is faithful and He will guide you in the way you should go as you lean on Him!

  8. Hello Teresa welcome to the group of us daily bloggers thank you for sharing your testimony and thank you Rob for mentioning. What’s the upcoming election thought our leaders need to be accountable that is so true praying for Ann and happy anniversary Norma Jean I know you miss David we all do so I’m praying that you had a blessed day and I pray that all my blogger friends had a blessed day amen

  9. Dear fellow bloggers I’m thinking right now about Alex Trebek and his battle with pancreas cancer that hits home because my father I have pancreas cancer as well and he passed away in 1993 so my prayers are with Alex and we know that Alex is in God’s hands it’s sorry to hear that he’s had a setback but he’s in God’s hands and there are many people that are praying for him but it’s up to God what happens to us yes praying for healing is important but God is in control of the situation and we need to trust God for what ever happens so I just thought I would share that with you follow bloggers and have a good night amen

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