THE JEWS AND THE GREEKS
Today’s Reading: Romans 9-10
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Key Verse: Romans 10:12-13
For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
“Jew and Greek” could also be written, “Israeli and Gentile.” God has every right to choose His people. He chooses all those He knows in His foreknowledge will call on His Name! We may want to ask God for the same deep concern Paul experienced for his people, according to the flesh, the Jewish people. Paul had great sorrow and continual grief in his heart for Israel. He longed for their salvation. He showed the depth of his intercession when he was willing, if necessary, to be separated from God in order that they might be saved. This kind of prayer, and Paul’s continued witness for Christ, resulted in many more thousands of Jews becoming believers in Jesus. For at least the first 100 years, the core and leadership of the Christian Church was Jewish. God responds with strong initiatives to bring people to Himself when we pray as Paul prayed. The promise of our key verse happens over and over and over again. On the 100 Huntley Street telecast the hosts try to give at least two invitations to call on the Name of the Lord Jesus in every hour. That’s approximately seven invitations every day, mainly on “YES TV” (click here to watch 100 Huntley Street).
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, as Your disciples asked You, even so I ask You the same: “Lord, teach us to pray.” Not just the words to say, but to actually do my praying with greater fervency than ever before. In Your strong Name I pray. Amen! Amen! Amen! Amen! You promise, Lord Jesus, through Your brother, Jerusalem Pastor James, that “The fervent effectual prayer of a righteous man (or woman) will avail much” (James 5:16b). Read James 5:13-20.
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
In my prayer life, it’s a fact that the more fervently I’ve prayed, getting up earlier and earlier in the morning to cry out to God, the more of God’s will I saw happen. I’m constantly reminded that the Lord is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9b). The obvious fact is that the greater my level of fervency, the greater creative means of presenting the Good New of Jesus are found, and the more people come to Christ. For example, over 60% of all information people receive now comes from the Internet. Where did the idea for a 7-channel world-wide Internet TV ministry come from? I’m sure it was from the heart of God through the Crossroads leadership team. Not only will these channels carry thousands of the most powerful 100 Huntley Street telecasts from the past, but exciting new material is being added daily as God’s people pray and give sacrificially. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I encourage you to check it out again at crossroads360.com, type a topic into the search bar, and send links to those you know who could benefit from a particular testimony or message. As a 78-year-old Evangelist, I can hardly believe that many of my messages and interviews from the past are now present, and will continue to be there, God willing, into the future. As an example, here is an interview I did years ago with George Foreman, the only person to win twice the world’s heavyweight boxing championship (Father Bob MacDougall is also on the set with us — click here).
Yours for the whole world to be saturated with messages from the heart of Jesus!