LET GOD ARISE! (Psalm 68:1a)
Suggested Reading: Psalms 67-68
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Key Verses: Psalm 68:3-4, 11
But let the righteous be glad;
Let them rejoice before God;
Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
By His name YAH,
And rejoice before Him.
The Lord gave the word;
Great was the company of those who proclaimed it.
God’s Name, “YAH” (Hebrew) is “JEHOVAH” in our language. There is one true Creator God! Our God is “The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We may want to read from our translation from the Greek language the words of Paul in Ephesians 1:3-6. The “awesome” (to borrow from yesterday’s reading) plan of God for the salvation of the whole world is ours to communicate to every man, woman, and child. The Crossroads ministry, with the support of many who read this, has done this on television in the past, in at least 50 countries. As the last line in our key verses states, “Great was the company of those who proclaimed it” (THE WORD!). We here at Crossroads have proclaimed the Word in at least 18 languages by our television productions. We have graduates of our School of Broadcasting in some 80 countries, most of whom are producing television programs which proclaim “THE WORD!”
In Psalm 67, the word “NATIONS” is repeated three times. God’s face is shining upon us so that God’s “way may be known on earth,” and so that there will be “salvation among all nations!” “ALL NATIONS!” Can we, the readers of this blog, possibly be a vital part of that great “company of those who proclaimed it?” How each of us answer this question will make a huge difference in accomplishing this task or, on the other hand, failing to do our part. Which will it be?
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, here I am waiting before You. I pray for grace to be a part of that great company whose job it is to proclaim Your Word to all the “NATIONS ON EARTH!” I pray for unbending determination to never, never, never give up on the accomplishment of this mandate,to which You, “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” have called me. I ask for a great company to join together with You to get the job done. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I cannot overstate how encouraged I am by the presence of Crossroads’ new Global Chief Executive Officer, Dr. John Hull. He served as Pastor during the nineties up to the year 2000 of one of the greatest missionary sending local churches in the world throughout the 20th century, the People’s Church in Toronto. Then God called him to lead as President and CEO the ministry known as “EQUIP.” The mandate of “EQUIP” is to train leaders for the work of Christ. He led a “Great Company” over 13 years in expanding the Equip ministry from 6 countries and 2 languages back in 2001 to 65 languages and dialects in 175 countries in 2013. Now with all those leaders in place, God has brought John to Crossroads Christian Communications to lead us forward to the glorious goal that, through all kinds of mass communications media, Psalm 67:2 will be accomplished…”THAT YOUR WAY MAY BE KNOWN ON EARTH, YOUR SALVATION AMONG ALL NATIONS!!!!” I’m overjoyed to share here how excited I am as we move forward to this goal. I ask my blog readers to join me in doing our very best to support John and the team with our fervent prayers, our sacrificial regular offerings, and even special major gifts as God has provided for us individually with His financial supply. I expect, God willing, to spend considerable time with John next week. I’ll ask him if he is able to write a challenge for us right here on the blog!
Yours for the “company of those who proclaimed it,” (the Word) because “the Lord gave the Word!”