Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 30

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Arch of Titus in Rome was constructed in 82 AD by the Roman Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus’ victory in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. The Arch of Titus has provided the general model for many of the triumphal arches erected since the 16th century, including the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 30:26

So there was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the time of Solomon, son of David, King of Israel, there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.


Today’s reading is such an encouragement. The sequence of events that resulted in the “joy in Jerusalem” is as follows. (1) Letters were sent to both the northern tribes of Israel and the southern tribes of Judah. They were carried by “runners” who functioned like the town criers who brought the news before newspapers, radio, TV, and the Internet. In New Testament times these newscasters were called evangelists. So those who took the Gospel everywhere and announced the news of Christ were called Evangelists. (2) These “runners” refused to be discouraged in spite of the fact that in some places “they laughed them to scorn, and mocked them.” (3) “Many people, a very great congregation, assembled at Jerusalem.” (4) In spite of the compromise with the world, which was very evident in the culture, a powerful remnant of faithful people remained true to the Word of God and followed the lead of the man of God, King Hezekiah. (5) Hezekiah prayed for the people that, in spite of the fact that some people were ignorant of the proper preparation for the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur in the present Jewish calendar), the Lord would provide atonement for everyone. This atonement is ours today through the passover sacrifice of Jesus as the final Sacrifice as the Lamb of God.


Lord God, please make me a more effective runner with the Good News of the message of Jesus’ passover feast in Jerusalem. As was the case with Hezekiah, I pray that everyone (the whole world for whom Jesus offered His life as the final Sacrifice for atonement) will hear the message and come to know Him as Saviour and Lord. I pray for Crossroads Family of Ministries. May every team member burn with a holy unquenchable flame to bring people to Jesus. May winning souls to Jesus continue to be the #1 priority. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen and Amen!!!


The greatest example of a true Evangelist to masses of people in our time is Billy Graham. The greatest motivator for personal evangelism in our time is the late Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ. In Billy Graham’s appearances on the 100 Huntley Street telecasts, without fail, he turned to the camera and gave an invitation for people to come to Christ. Bill Bright did the same in his appearances with me on television. I took Bill Bright to lunch several times and without fail he witnessed for Christ to the waiter or waitress serving us. I made sure to leave a larger than usual tip in order to underline the love with which Bill spoke of Jesus.

I can never be content to maintain the status quo in ministry. If TV programs, camping ministries, World Expos, etc., in which Crossroads has been involved were not winning souls to Christ, I would become more and more desperate in the fervency of my prayers until I would see results in more people coming to Christ. I pray with all my heart that Crossroads Christian Communications will continue to produce soul-winning telecasts and that the leadership will continue to be filled with a passion for souls until the moment of Christ’s return.

Yours for running with the Good News throughout the world via the TV and internet (check out,


15 thoughts on “Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  1. Am with you David. Want to spread the Good News as well and not waste time. Sat in His Presence early this morning and tried to get His perspective on my situation and His will. Hezekiah had a good vision of what the Lord could do to unite the people in worship and celebration. Took note that the priests had to sanctify themselves before they took part in the ceremony. Repentance is important before revival comes. Saw a tremendous repentance session of the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention on tv in the early morning hours a few weeks ago. This was in expectation of a spiritual awakening in the US. This is what we need everywhere. Now I have written more than usual. Just sitting in the Presence of the Lord does make a difference. Remember seeing that Arch of Titus in 1970 with a tour group. Did not know that is what it represents; the destruction of Jerusalem in 70AD. How sad. God bless all of you today.

  2. Praise The Lord, oh my soul and all that is within me, praise His Holy Name. Amen and Amen. Thanks Pastor David for your words today, makes me want to tell as many as I can about the saving grace of the Lord Jesus. Hope you all have A VERY BLESSED DAY. Eleanor M.

  3. Thank you David for being a runner of our time. What a lesson we can learn from the Old Testament. If we are faithful he will fulfill his promise. I have read through the bible several times but it makes a big difference with how I understand the word with your help. Bless you

  4. Please, Lord God, give us all that passion and fervency to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Truthfully&gracefully. Give us that peculiar combination of boldness & compassion, courage & humility, strength & love that You show. Please forgive us for our sins, help us to turn from them, & fill us with your Holy Spirit. Thank you for sending Jesus to die for us. Thank you for his resurrection. Thank you for giving us a living Saviour who ever lives to intercede for us. Help us to live for You that many others will come to know You. In Jesus’ name, amen

  5. Amen to your prayer David! I’ve never brought anyone new to Christ. I don’t know how. Show me how God! In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!!

  6. “So the assembly brought in sacrifices and thank offerings, and as many as were of a willing heart brought ”

    These words were in our reading today, they touched my heart. Lord give me a willing heart!!

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