Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Suggested Reading: Exodus 18-19

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This photo was taken in Caesarea Philippi, also known as Banias. The water originates from Mount Herman then flows into underground springs. It then makes its way down to the Galilee, into the Jordan River and then eventually, the Dead Sea. The water provided life to ancient Israel and still does today for modern Israel.

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


Key Verse: Exodus 19:4

You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.

Organization is vital to success. Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, suggests a type of organization that proved to work well. Israel used this for many years. God blessed this structure and used it for His glory. Now, having put their house in order, God is ready to reveal Himself further. God spoke to all the people, and the people responded with this commitment, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do” (19:8). Many times Israel failed, but there were periods when they kept their word to God. The message is that in spite of failure, don’t give up. God dealt with the Egyptians and from available records, Egypt was led by their Pharaoh into a period where they turned from many gods to the worship of one God. God will bear His people “on eagles’ wings” to bring us to Himself.


Lord God, thank You for sound advice such as Jethro gave Moses. Please send such a counsellor to me and to all who pray with me today. Grant all of us an ability to organize ourselves in such a way that Your purposes will all be fulfilled. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!


When Israel was established once again as a state in 1948, Jews immigrated from Yemen in the Arabian peninsula. They saw the airplanes that came to carry them as God bearing them up on eagles’ wings. In recent years, the Jews from Ethiopia, carried by air to Israel, believed the same. I am totally convinced that God, Who delivered His people from Egypt, eventually establishing a state for them, has done it again in my lifetime. I was 12 years old when it happened. I remember the headlines in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper. I saw the newsreels at a Saturday afternoon cowboy movie with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. I read a book in the 1950’s by William L. Hull from London, Ontario, which documented the miracles involved in this unprecedented event (I saw an old copy of this book for sale on amazon here. It’s called “The Fall and Rise of Israel” ). For the first time in history, an ancient people were re-established in their own land, and an ancient language was re-born. God has not forgotten His promises.

Yours for all God’s purposes to be fulfilled,


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8 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 22, 2012

  1. Thank you Lord for your promises to your ancient children Israel. Also we thank you for your promises fulfilled in modern day Israel, and to all of your children born into Jesus throughout the world. Thank you for remembering and nurturing your children. Your promises are true and trustworthy and we can stand on them securely. Oh how you’ve carried all who are in you, on Eagles’ wings and brought us to yourself! Amen!

  2. It seems every time we hyper-focus on the day or the present, without having regard of Gods purpose unfolding over time, we loose perspective. Sound advise takes into account many factors, and sits in harmony with us as we take heed. Jethro, Moses’s father-in-law, conveyed God’s purpose and wisdom for governance, providing the only way Moses could sustain his energy and lead the Israelites. Organizational failure and ultimately destruction, would otherwise have followed.

  3. As Moses was mediator, He returned words of the people to God “All that the Lord hath spoken we will do,” so Christ as our mediator reveals God’s Will both in precepts and promises. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law. Through Him we are justified from all things. Jesus has done all to bind us more closely to keep His commands. It is finished. He is our “All.” “All in all!” It is all about Jesus.

  4. Thank you David for the link to that book. I went there this morning and bought it right away! Looking forward to reading it. God bless you and your family!

  5. Thank you Lord that you do not change ….You are the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever…. WOTL ….. Isaiah 40.31 ( Wait on the Lord ) for His way is Perfect….

    The read today is so encouraging…. for such a time as this…

  6. I am amazed at what you write daily applies to my thoughts and worship of our Lord and Saviour.
    Thank you for taken the time to write God’s words he gives on your heart to us.


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