Sunday, October 6, 2019

SAVE ME O GOD! (Psalm 69:1a)

Today’s Reading: Psalm 69

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

 

My photographer son, David Reynold, placed his Bible on the stones on which Jesus stood in the Roman governor Pilate’s courtyard. Here they clothed Him in the old robe of royal purple and placed the crown of thorns on His head in order to mock His claim of being a King. Here Jesus was scourged with whips. The prophet Isaiah prophesied of this: “But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Through the centuries the city has been built up over the stone pavement, but these original stones can be seen in the lower area of the Sisters of Zion Convent.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Psalm 69:21

They also gave me gall for my food,

And for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

 

Prophetic statements are found in many places in the writings of King David. The words of our key verse actually happened to Jesus as He hung on the Cross. Check out Matthew 27:34-48. In Psalm 22 David writes the most obvious prophesies fulfilled in Jesus’ suffering and death. David is a prophet! Only Isaiah is more detailed in his prophecies of the coming Messiah! David wrote around 1000 B.C. and Isaiah around 500 B.C. What are the odds of such prophesies being minutely fulfilled? Obviously God revealed in advance the future events that happened when Jesus took the sins of the whole world upon Himself.

There are two streams which flow together in David’s poems. One is the expression of deep inner emotion. The other stream is an outpouring of confidence in the love and providence of God! We all have trying times because we live in a world which is out of tune with God; and at the same time we can experience an inner peace by being personally in tune with God!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for building such confidence in my heart and mind by revealing the future to Your prophets as You did to David and Isaiah! I pray that I will constantly remember that nothing takes You by surprise, and that You do all things after the counsel of Your will, and that also includes the events of my life! (read Ephesians 1:11&12). I pray this in the Name of the One “Who works all things according to the counsel of His will!” Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m often downtown in major cities. My ears are bombarded with out-of-tune sounds. This world is not in harmony with its Creator. The maple leaves across the street are beginning to die and are just beginning to protest their demise with a variety of colours. The life of the trees will be buried underground shortly, but I expect a resurrection this Spring. My Bible and my laptop computer are open before me. All is quiet and a beautifully harmonious orchestra begins to play in my heart and mind. Our divine Conductor is in charge. Every instrument is playing in tune. I sense the Presence of God who alone creates and gives us life, bringing us into harmony with Himself through the Person and work of Jesus Christ!

I’m probably reflecting my age here, but Norma-Jean and I almost always listen to 96.3, New Classical Radio, Toronto. Magnificent orchestral masterpieces are delightful for our ears to hear. Of course Norma-Jean and I differ, in that I also love the Nashville sound of country and western music. Norma-Jean, not so much. All of us here in the blogosphere, if we could put our feelings into music, might sound like the orchestra tuning up, but after a while the Conductor takes charge and we make beautiful music together! God carries the melody line in the score of life, and we make the harmonies on a wide variety of human instruments. Amen???

Yours for hearing clearly God’s melody line, reading the notes found in Scripture, and playing them well, 24/7,

David

11 thoughts on “Sunday, October 6, 2019

  1. Thank You, Lord, for saving my soul;
    Thank You, Lord, for making me whole; Thank You, Lord, for giving to me
    Thy great salvation, so rich and free!

    Thank You, Father, for all your blessings in our lives. Help us to count our blessings, as Paul did even when he was beaten and imprisoned; as David did even when he was unjustly hunted down and forced to live in caves in the wilderness.
    Thank You for our beautiful country. Please turn people’s hearts to You and truly have dominion over Canada. We once again ask for Godly leadership in this country. Help your people to truly praise and exalt You, so many others will come to You. And bless our pastors and leaders, we ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. The Lord’s Prayer

    By John Hutchinson

    OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, to You nothing is impossible: ourselves, our city and our nation!
    MAKE YOUR NAME TO BE GREATLY REVERED honoured and praised all across our land.
    MAKE YOUR KINGDOM COME, powerfully to our whole nation, defeating satan’s reign.
    MAKE YOUR WILL BE DONE, in our whole country. AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, done in all: our families, homes, schools, churches, workplaces, farms, factories, businesses, malls, streets. Alleys, parks, Law Courts, CityHalls, Provincial Legislatures and our Federal Parliament and Senate.
    GIVE US DAILY ALL WE NEED for our nation to be transformed by your Presence and power:
    -a realization of our great need of a nationwide outpouring of Your Holy Spirit, in great glory.
    -a conviction of our sin and our idolatries: and a fervent determination to a wholeheartedly repent.
    -a faith that will not quit believing for a great revival and a harvest of lost souls across our country.
    -a determination to keep on praying, until You do transform us, our churches, city and our nation.
    -a holy desperation for You to come in great power and glory – not just a small passing revival.
    -Your love and Your compassion to flow out of us continually – to all the unbelievers around us.
    -Your heart for the whole nation-wide Body of Christ, not for just our own church, ministry or area.
    -Your high priority for fervent love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and unity among all believers.
    -Your lowliness. And humility that attracts Your abundant grace. And Your powerful Presence.
    -Your wisdom: to not rely on our own plans and efforts, but to rely totally on You and Your power.
    FORGIVE US OUR SINS, past, present, personally and nationally, by the blood of Jesus Christ.
    -our sins against You, and also against the individuals and the people groups that we have wronged;
    -and give us Your grace to humbly repent, confess, ask for forgiveness, and to right those wrongs,
    AS WE FORGIVE ALL the persons, and groups, WHO, have sinned, or still SIN AGAINST US.
    LEAD US IN BATTLE AGAINST SATAN over our city and nation. Give us Your victory.
    DELIVER US, Your believers, FROM THE EVIL ONE. Break his deceptions and strongholds.
    -Overthrow his rule, by Your supreme authority, Jesus.
    FOR YOURS IS THE KINGDOM, THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOREVER,
    -over ourselves, our city and our nation!!
    In the all-powerful, exalted Name of JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!

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