Sunday, March 13, 2016

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Today’s┬áReading: Ezekiel 38-40

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You can see one of the main entrances to what was the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The three closed arches were once open for the public to go in and out from the Temple courtyard. The religion that calls itself Islam now controls the Temple Mount. One wonders, when considering today’s reading of prophecies yet to be fulfilled, what will become of this ancient Jewish centre of the worship of the true God.

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Key Verse: Ezekiel 38:18

“And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord God, “that My fury will show in My face.”

 

It seems obvious that the prophecies of today’s reading are yet in the future. The geographical and political indications are that Gog, Rosh, Meshek and Tubal are the lands north of Israel. That could be a combination of modern Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, and Russia. In recent days, Russia has demonstrated its willingness to move its armies into Ukraine, seizing the region of Crimea. Now its military is on the borders of Israel in Syria. Could this be an indicator of what is to come with these powers continuing to move south, eventually attacking the modern state of Israel? Whatever the intentions of the nations mentioned in Ezekiel’s prophecy, it should be clear to Bible readers that God will come down on the side of His ancient people, Israel. Vladimir Putin, leader of Russia, said in an interview that he reads the Bible as he travels from place to place. God only knows if he has read Ezekiel 38 and 39, or perhaps he has read Revelation 20:7-15. Prophecy, yet to be fulfilled, is much more difficult to understand because we can’t read about it in history, as is the case of so much already-fulfilled prophecy. We should be very careful lest we be carried away with speculation. Chapter 40 is filled with amazing word pictures which underline the importance of our worship of God.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I know from Scripture that You are for individual people and families, but I read today that You will be against certain national entities in the future. I pray for Vladimir Putin as an individual and for his family. I pray for the leaders of Ukraine, and, in particular, for the people of Crimea. Bring peace and most of all Your Message of eternal salvation to these precious people. God, Your Word tells us that You: “So loved the world that [You] gave [Your] only begotten Son” (John 3:16). His Name is Jesus, and it’s in His Name I pray. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As the leader of the Crossroads Ministries in the past, I was excited to place two television series on national TV networks in the USSR (Russia and 14 other republics). They were 13 episodes of The Crossroads Creation Series and 22 episodes of Kingdom Adventure (a production for children). These releases were a first for these officially atheistic states. A missions group led by Hannu Hauka of Finland did the voice translations into the Russian language. Crossroads was recently involved in an outreach mission to precious orphans in Ukraine.┬áThese involvements touch my heart deeply as I hear the current newscasts and as I read about the future in tomorrow’s headlines here in Ezekiel. In today’s reading, we discover the time it would take to cleanse the land (mentioned twice). As a young student, I worked for a summer at Atomic Energy of Canada. Many people were employed in “cleansing” the reactor in Building 100, where there had been a serious spill of radioactive material. The cleansing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan after the nuclear bombing resembled the efforts which will be made by Israel to cleanse the land. I can’t help but wonder if a form of atomic weapons will be used in the battle described in our reading.

Yours for “Holy conduct and godliness” (Read 2 Peter 3:10-13 which looks like a nuclear holocaust),

David

25 thoughts on “Sunday, March 13, 2016

  1. Perhaps I’m too early but, I haven’t received today’s reading in my in box. Can it be sent as I share it with someone who isn’t able to receive it? I hope there isn’t anything wrong. I’m so grateful for these daily readings. Missing them two days in a row is a concern. I hope I’m not a nuisance.
    In His name, Bev

    • Thank GOD for JESUS, Our LOVELY LORD. With all that is going on in the world unpleasing to GOD; the irreverent demonstration of so called democracy in the states with the republicans and democrats; the slaughter of innocent lives worldwide by ISIS and so called religious groups, one is tempted to fear amidst all this BUT then there is “JESUS”, “WHO”, one day will put a stop to all this nonsense for “HE” is the Wonderful FOUR FACED MAN Ezekiel speaks about. Ezekiel means the strength of GOD. We need not / we must NOT fear any of these calamities that occur on this planet. JESUS said – fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul but rather fear HIM which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell .Matt 10:28
      I’m putting ALL my trust in The ONE WHO died in my stead and in my place, NOT like the son who cried out to his dying atheist father gasping for breath saying “hold on” dad,:hold on”. His dad looked at his son and said ” I would hold on son but there is nothing to hold on to” ! Thank GOD we have JESUS to Hold on to , Trust in and Believe on.

      rev Terrrence Felvus – Grassie.

  2. I have not received the daily blog for 2 or 3 days now. Can any one advise me what to do, other than go through Google? It did not come to the mail trash either.
    Thank you for your help, blessings to one and all.

  3. Thank GOD for JESUS; with JESUS, I need not fear. So many problems in the world, heartache and seemingly devastation on every doorstep, BUT THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH…Thank GOD for JESUS – “HE” is the WONDERFUL FOUR FACED MAN. Ezekiel means -“strength of GOD” We can know HIM, love HIM, talk with HIM and BLESS HIM and we should and we must if we want peace in our lives.
    What a friend we have in JESUS. When we walk with the LORD, there is NO fear. FEAR knocked on my door one day; Faith answered and fear was gone. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean NOT unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge HIM and HE shall direct your paths.
    Thank you David for the word of GOD today. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. Rev. Terrence (Terry ) Felvus

  4. Also wondering about missing 2 days of morning devotions. After reading comments I know I am not the only one. I look forward to reading the Word of our Lord each day and must sincerely thank you for your dedication to this endeavor you have taken on for us. Praise God.

  5. How can we sign up again to have the blog sent directly to our email? We love 100words.ca, and thank you so much for it. God bless all of you involved in this wonderful ministry.

    • Saints, you just have to click on HOME, directly under 100 Words at the top of this page, then at the very right hand corner of that page, you sign up to receive the blog. Mark 100words in your TaskBar, so when you log into the internet, it is always there to click on. That way, whenever you don’t receive it in your email, you automatically go to the internet to open today’s scripture and message.

  6. I, too, am missing e-mail, and definitely miss it, in all ways!
    I also noticed that my email address is incorrect and have edited accordingly.
    Thank you for your word, David.
    God Blessings upon all.
    Laurie

  7. For some reason…I’m not receiving the blog at all, not even into “spam” as it sometimes end up for some reason..I’m opening through March 11th posting.

    Always look forward to its appearing into my in-box each morning thank you

    God Bless your day!

  8. What a powerful message in Ezekiel…and the links you included…also your prayer Pastor David. More and more the importance of being alert and Watch and Prayer, as Jesus said.

    Thank you Beverlee for your instructions!

  9. I don’t get the blog either in my inbox but I just put http://www.100words.ca in my browser and get it that way. I’m happy with that. Boy! If someone just started to read the blog for the first time today, it might be a bit discouraging. I think I really need to read it all again. I wonder why all the measurements are so important.

  10. I also haven’t been getting 100words.ca in my personal email over the last couple of days… Looking forward to having this corrected soon…

    God bless everybody

  11. Saturday, March 12 was a real mix up on this blog! Nothing worked and from what I was told it was in the network area, down east somewhere, changes were taking place! Sometimes my provider SHAW are out all night, they go off line to do repair and maintainence work! can’t do anything about it! I just thank God that I have a computer and that it works as good as it does in spite of communication issues! Blessings to everyone

  12. Hi David, I see you must be having some problems with delivery. I haven’t had 100words in my in box now for two days. I look forward to reading it everyday. Blessings to all.

  13. Hi there David . I did not received my 100 words from you on Saturday March 12 or on Sunday March 13. I hope this is just a technical error and that you are not sick. I pray for you every day. God Bless you David.

  14. I did not receive either March 12 or March 13 Blogs in my in box at all and was wondering how does Wanda goe about retrieving both.
    Fondly
    Wanda Litwiller.

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