Saturday, March 12, 2016

AHA!

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 36-37

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Mary and Joseph gazing upon the little One of whom it was written by the Prophet Micah (5:2) more than 100 years before Ezekiel’s prophecies, “But you, Bethlehem …. out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from old, from everlasting!” I checked the dictionary this morning for the word “aha” found in 36:2 and here’s what I read, “Aha, so that’s your secret plan!” Jesus is the greatest “Aha” revelation in human history.

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Key Verses: Ezekiel 36:26-27

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

 

Twenty-five times in today’s reading Ezekiel quotes God saying,”I will.” The fulfillment of these prophecies is still decades away in the restoration and rebuilding of Israel under the leadership of Ezra, Nehemiah, and a dozen prophets whose short books we’ll read by the time we complete our readings on June 2nd. When God says, “I WILL!!!” and when people pay attention and co-operate with Him in deliberate, obedient, positive action, good things happen!

Ezekiel 36 states what God will do and we know from history that these good things happened. Verse 31 tells us what the people would do as a result, “Then you will remember!” Let us take time today to remember the good things God has done in our lives.

Ezekiel 37 is another example of Ezekiel’s unique prophetic word pictures. Another old song is “Them bones, them dry bones…now hear the Word of the Lord” (click here for a fun children’s version produced by “Muffin” songs). We’ve read a lot of heavy stuff; perhaps it’s time to lighten up with the Light of God’s Word and with a light happy obedient heart.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for the “aha” moment in my life when You became more than Someone I heard about in family devotions and church. I pray that You’ll surprise many others today with a revelation of Your secret plan. May I be Your communications agent to all those I meet today. With Your Holy Spirit’s help, I will do my best to make sure Your plan is not a secret anymore. I pray this in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Messiah), the One who shone a bright light on Who You really are, Father God, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m doing as our reading tells me…remembering. It will be 54 years ago the first Saturday night of this coming June when the lights went on for a new TV show called Crossroads. There was only one TV station available and we were there with the greatest message the world has ever heard. Now the descriptive name for this is “The Crossroads Media Group.” There are dozens of shows for children, teens, and the whole human family. They’ve been produced in many languages and distributed around the world. It’s been said, “If there’s no feedback from viewers, there’s been no communication!” For example, there were over a million letters from children to our Russian language edition of Kingdom Adventure. They asked for a colouring book which taught about God. This was an amazing opportunity back when the Soviet Union first emerged from the 70 years of communist captivity.

Yesterday, I featured here one of the hosts on the series, 100 Huntley Street USA, Eric Metaxas, and now here’s Eric’s hosting partner, April Hernandez. April is a successful Hollywood actress, and now she’s not acting a part but living the reality of God’s “aha” revelation in Jesus (click here for April’s 700 Club interview).

Yours for millions of “aha” revelations!!!

David

18 thoughts on “Saturday, March 12, 2016

  1. Ger, I am so glad that your brother is home and is believing in prayer I will pray for you and him in Jesus” name. Have Blessed Day everyone.

    • so am I! when I read his reply I SHOUTED THANK YOU JESUS! He did it all! The Holy Spirit calls, gathers, enlightens and sanctifies us in the one True Spirit! DANCE & SHOUT FOR JOY

  2. Just as God brought back Israel to hope and life, using the dry bones illustration, so He can bring back our lives. Thank you David for your posting. Thanks Eleanor for your prayers and for your song Beverlee.

  3. Saturday March 12 100 words did not appear in my in box at all Today and I was wondering if some one could pleas e put it in my inbox please and thank you.
    Fondly
    Wanda Litwiller

    • Lord God I agree in prayer with Rob for Tatiana…for your intervention on her behalf..Jesus I pray in Your Mighty Name, Amen!!

    • Lord God you know Tatiana! You know her! May the Holy Spirit enter her heart and change her and may she have many of those “aha” moments!
      Rob I would ask you to pray for another young gal Amanda! She moved here and has a job even before she moved! She recognized God working in her life! However she has a very serious heart condition, a valve was deformed from birth HOWEVER WE ALL KNOW THAT GOD CAN HEAL THIS VALVE!
      I pray for both these young gals, May God keep them safe, give them wisdom, guidance, some Christians to cross their paths, Lord we lift lup these 2 precious souls to You. TY Lord, in Jesus Name we Pray AMEN

      • Yes, Lord, please help these young ladies to find all their wholeness in You…healing, salvation, life with purpose and meaning.
        And thank You, dear Lord, for all these your faithful servants and their prayers.
        In Jesus’ precious Name, amen

  4. Thank you ,David . We appreciate your daily blog ! We have appreciated 100 Huntley St. TV. Program over the years. I especially enjoyed it when Norma Jean& you would sing together. May our dear Lord continue to bless you & the Crossroads ministry

  5. Lord, God, we lift up Tatiana to You, and pray for Your almighty power presence and protection in her life. She is Your child, God. Guide her with wisdom, clarity, righteousness and virtue, that she may be set free and healed by Your precious blood. All for Your glory. Amen, amen, and amen.

  6. I am a senior with a very harsh illness! I go swimming alot! Just to get out of the house and not think of suicide! Tonight I went to a concert and it was for the Canadian Diabetes Association, it was a concert to raise money for Diabetes! That was ok! First speaker was 17 years old with Type 1 diabetes; it is a disease and it changed his life; he spoke about the routine he must follow…next person was a young man who did rap! It was ok! Then a comedian; he was ok also! THEN A YOUNG MAN, WHO DID RAP AND THE FIRST WORDS WERE F…U AND that was the essence of his words, all were F U and S…along with making gestures with his hands and fingers! I WAS STUNNED! At intermission I told 2 men that I was leaving, I did not feel that the Canadian Diabetes Association could operate a funding drive using this kind of language, one guy wanted me to stay and I said NO! It was very distrubing, I am contacting the Canadian Diabetes Association and advising them of this concert and I will not support this organization if they continue to use this bad language to get their point across!
    It is sad but I cannot support this fund raiser with the use of such language! Please pray for me! I am upset! I need to forgive and move on!

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