Wednesday, October 12, 2016

FREE WILL

Today’s Reading: Leviticus 22

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Just outside of Dan, Israel, one of the sources of the river Jordan begins to make its way from the mountains of Hermon to the Galilee.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Leviticus 22:19

…you shall offer of your own free will a male without blemish from the cattle, from the sheep, or from the goats.

 

This reading begins with the requirement for the priests to separate themselves from the holy things until they were cleansed. The holy things were made from the offerings of silver and gold given by the people to God. When the gifts of God’s people are placed for service in our hands, we must be very circumspect in the way these gifts are used. We must never misuse those offerings. In the New Testament, we understand the teaching of the priesthood of the believers (1 Peter 2:4-10). We, as believers, have a unique calling within the human family to represent others before God. We need to take this responsibility most seriously. Our key verse drives home the point that we must make our own offerings unto God, not just expect others to do this for us. In fact, we are to present our bodies “a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord, thank You for Your powerful instruction found in Romans 12:1-2. As I repeat those verses before You, I ask that I will not be conformed to this world, but be transformed for this new day, by the renewing of my mind, that I may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. I pray through the Person and work of Jesus, the One who got it right 100% of the time. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Whether in a local congregation or in the ministry of Crossroads, I refused to handle the offerings myself which were given by people to God’s work. I sought strong and upright people for the various Boards of Deacons, Elders, Directors, and they, in turn, appointed Treasurers or Chief Financial Officers whose responsibility it was to administer the offerings according to the approved budgets. I was interviewed live on Canada’s national television network, the CBC, back in 1978. The interviewer threw the charge at me of being wealthy from the offerings given to the ministry. I came prepared. I drew my T4 slip (the government approved form showing income) from my pocket and handed it to him. I said, “I have the union booklet which determines what these fine camera operators here in your studio are paid. As you can see, I make less than they do.” He immediately changed the subject. I have sought, by the grace of God, to be most careful to “have a good testimony among those who are outside” (1 Timothy 3:7a). I have learned from the Apostle Paul (1 Timothy 3:1-13) and from other great men and women of God in my generation.

Yours for a “good testimony” to all people everywhere,

David

 

15 thoughts on “Wednesday, October 12, 2016

  1. You are the Lord, our God, and we live to glorify You by sharing Your Mighty Name. Amen! Stunning photo, Reynold–would make a beautiful painting! Prayed for you, on hands and knees, this morning, David, for a strengthened physical body and improved immune system. Blessings for all saints to have a loving day, in the Lord.

    But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
    1 Cor 15:57-58 NKJV

    Elevation Worship – Here As In Heaven (Acoustic)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR-7O57IQUA

  2. Appreciated your words of wisdom today and always, Pastor David! Praying for continued strength in your body, in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen!!

    Love the scenic photo, beautiful blossoms on the tree; thank you Reynold, and Ron for posting it!

    Please pray for my sister Ollie; she has constant bleeding from the bowel; she has a doctor’s appointment Friday Oct. 14 at 10:00. Thank you and God’s Blessings on your day all bloggers.

    • Holding your dear sister Ollie up, before the Lord, Irene. May the doctors access and treat her quickly. With God’s loving Hands and Blood poured over her as a cleansing, may she be healed, in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen, amen, and amen.

    • God bless you Irene for sharing your prayer request for your sister! Lord we walk each day by grace and grace alone! We do not know what You have planned each day for us, but You do know and I am thankful that when things happen we can turn to You and thank You for giving us each day and for taking care of all the problems that arise in our daily living. Your prayer says “Give us this day our daily bread” our daily bread can be food, clothing, shelter, health, money, laughter, sadness, family, Your Word; we thank you Lord for all our daily bread and we thank You for healing Irene’s sister Ollie, we thank You for removing the blood from the bowel, we thank You for complete healing of the bowels, we thank You dear Lord for every blessing of each day, yes Lord “Our Father who is in Heaven, Hallowed by Your Name, thank you Lord for hearing our prayers! In Jesus Name we Pray AMEN

  3. At 10:00 a.m. October 14, Friday, Irene’s sister Ollie’s body will be healed from head to toe! We thank you Lord for this healing; we jump for joy, we dance the celebration dance of Your victory over death for ALL mankind. Thank you Lord for this blessing AMEN

  4. A young boy Landon had a Holy Spirit encounter today! It was a miracle! The Lord is getting Landon ready for work in the Kingdom of God! He has to take courses etc to get a certificate but he has a willing heart and wishes to serve the Lord through helping people get their life back on track! Praise the Lord and thank you Lord for this wonderful young man! Bless his family also. In Jesus Name we Pray AMEN

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