Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Today’s┬áReading: Psalms 98-100

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Here are some of the beautiful mosaics inside the Church of Transfiguration on Mount Tabor. This church is located in Lower Galilee, Israel, at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Sea of Galilee. It is believed by many Christians to be the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. It is also known as the Mount of Transfiguration.

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


Key Verses: Psalm 100:4-5

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,

And into His courts with praise.

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

For the Lord is good;

His mercy is everlasting,

And His truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 98 is another “NEW” song! The word “NEW” is one of the most powerful words in the English language. We are attracted by that which is “NEW!” What “NEW” insights, “marvelous things” has God done? Our response to Him should be exuberant praise!

Psalm 99 takes us to a most serious consideration. God’s “Justice,” “Equity,” “Righteousness,” and the fact that “He is holy” should cause us to “Exalt the Lord our God.” He answered the prayers of Moses, Aaron and Samuel and forgave their sins, but they still suffered the consequences of their sins. Check out Numbers 20:7-13 and 1 Samuel 8:1-5.

Psalm 100 gives us reasons why we should “Make a joyful shout to the Lord!” (1) “The Lord is good.” (2) “His mercy is everlasting.” (3) “His truth endures to all generations.” This includes the generations alive here in the 21st century! Our key verses sum up why we have every reason to be excited about the Lord and why we must not keep this good news to ourselves. We must find and support every effort to reach “the ends of the earth” with our message that “The Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves!”


Lord God, I have received a new understanding of Your mercy and faithfulness. How can I do less than give You all of me? I do enter Your “gates with thanksgiving.” I come into Your “courts with praise.” I pray for Your continuing grace to worship and serve You as I should. I pray in the Name of the One who always pleased You, the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!!!


I believe we were in the perfect will of God when Crossroads moved in 1977 from the weekly telecasts, called Crossroads and Circle Square for children, to the daily 100 Huntley Street telecast, originating from a building in downtown Toronto with that address. On the very first program, as well as on many subsequent live daily telecasts, I proclaimed that Psalm 100 was our official ministry Psalm. In the light of this fact, I encourage the hosts and producers of our present television and internet productions to use Psalm 100 as a template in order to make sure we are continuing the original purpose of God for the ministry. Crossroads is officially recognized by the governments of Canada and the United States as “Crossroads Christian Communications Inc,” as federally incorporated not-for-profit charities.

I wrote the story of how the number “100” impacted my life in my latest book published in June, 2013, This Far by Faith, on pages 135-137. On several occasions, when decisions were required, the number 100 played an important role in God’s directions for me and for the Crossroads ministry. The picture below represents a most joyous and productive time in Ministry. Without Jesus out front as #1, the world is like zeros…lost in space and time.

Yours so that we may together “SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS!”


P.S. I mentioned two days ago that I always treat our four children the same. Therefore, it’s our second daughter Ellen’s turn. As a little girl she would kneel at the altar in church and weep for lost people all over the world. I’m not surprised that she and her husband are reaching via television the Arabic, Urdu (Pakistan), Farsi (Iran), and Turkish speaking peoples. Please check them out at Light for All Nations.

In front of the big “100” at our prayer lines on the set of “100 Huntley Street” in the mid-eighties in downtown Toronto.

Here is the exterior of the Church of Transfiguration on Mount Tabor.

14 thoughts on “Wednesday, October 21, 2015

  1. What a wonderful testimony about your Daughter and her love for souls…just like her Father and the rest of the Family. God has used you all so mightily!

  2. I am asking for prayer for our son. There is a meeting concerning his job and future today… am not sure of the time…but it will determine whether he is able to stay at the current job and whether it will be sufficient for him without going away to work.Please pray for a successful outcome. I thank you for this. He was a former rancher and counsellor at Circle Square Ranch and received the Leadership Training there. He is not at Church these days and I pray that whatever turned him away, that God will restore in him.

  3. correction….I should have said without him having to search for other work and it has previously involved him having to go to Iraq. I pray that he will never have to go there again.(that this job he is presently in and the conditions of it will be opened up to him) Thank You So Much for being there to ask for this request. God Bless You!

  4. Love the Psalms. Your children’s ministries are covering many parts of the world, David. Thank God for them. Yes we pray for Elizabeth’s son today that he will have a successful outcome at his job interview and he will see the goodness of the Lord as the psalm 100 says. I’m glad and thank God that 100 Huntley St. was there for me all these years. Would you please pray for a niece of mine who may have to go through surgery for a nerve injury to her neck. Thank you so much. God bless all.

    • Yes Ger, I have prayed for Elizabeth”s son and now I am praying for your niece. Heavenly Father I pray that you by your Holy Spirit would give the doctors wisdom as to whether to perform this operation or not. You have the power to heal her right now, we leave this request with you. Thy will be done in Jesus our Saviour’s name Amen and Amen. Blessings Eleanor M.

  5. This Saturday my sister and I have registered to attend “Light for all Nations Fund-raising Banquet…Hosted by Nizar and Ellen Shaheen & Kendall (Shamma) Gilker. Looking forward to a Blessed evening with them.

  6. I thank God for Nizar and Ellen’s faithfulness in answering His call on their lives. May he richly bless them as they serve His children all over the world.

  7. Praying for the needs of Ger’s niece and Elizabeth’s son. Our God hears our prayers and we know He will answer in His will. Asking for wisdom in each case and that the doctors can help Ger’s niece without invasive surgery. Thank you Jesus for what you will do.
    Praying Elzabeth’s son will return to the God of his youth, Jesus.

    Praising and Thanking Our God Most High!

  8. Lord earlier this evening I was deeply hurt by someone! It was my humaness appearing! I vented for about 1/2 hour Lord as You know and then I said I was sorry for having feelings of anger towards the person and I come to You Lord and ask for Your forgiveness!
    You did work out the situation Lord and I will be helping in some way and I am ok with Your decision! I pray that I can be a good ambassador for the Aquatic Centre and that the children will have fun and I ask that You Lord give me a cheerful spirit. thank you Heavenly Father!
    The heart of Elizabeth and Ger is sad Lord, as they ask for prayers of healing for Elizabeth’s son and for Ger’s neice. Lord You know of both situations and You know the heart of the families! They love You Lord and come to You for total healing! We as prayer partners ask for Your healing touch on thse two special people! We thank you Lord for hearing our prayers and for total restoration and complete healing of the son and the niece! Thank You dear Lord, thank you, we pray in Jesus Name AMEN

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