Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Today’s Reading: John 19

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion on the right-hand side).


The view from the Garden Tomb area toward what many believe to be Golgotha, the Place of the Skull, where Jesus was crucified. You can see in the rock formation what looks to be a skull.

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

Key Verse: John 19:30

So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.


For readers who’ve been with me since we began the third time around on June 2nd, you know that we’ve completed the first three books of the Bible and that we are about to start Numbers. We’ve read of hundreds of animal sacrifices (they were used for food as well) and now these three words, “It is finished.” We could view again the video posted here some days ago which showed that, after Jesus’ death, God no longer accepted the animal sacrifices presented in the Temple (click here to view). Jesus proclaimed from the Cross that His Sacrifice for the sins of the whole world was complete. In Chapter 19 alone, there are 20 references listed in my Thomas Nelson Study Bible which indicate fulfilled prophecy by Jesus as He hung on the Cross. No wonder that soon after His death, thousands of Jews would believe in Jesus as the final Sacrifice for sin. Jesus’ task in His suffering and death for sin was “finished,” but His triumph was not. As He told His disciples, after three days He would rise again. The victory celebration of His resurrection continues to this day. Amen! Amen!


Lord Jesus, thank You for Your “amazing grace,” as the hymn says, “that saved a wretch like me.” I sing that most beloved hymn now as I pray. Because of the fact that You finished Your Sacrifice, I know that I can add nothing to that Sacrifice by my own efforts. I simply accept that fact. Help me to share the finished work of the Cross with someone today. Amen!


In the early days of exercising the call of God to be a Pastor, I rejoiced in the growth of the congregation. Rather than counting attendance at the services, I would count the precious people who partook of the remembrance elements of the Body and Blood of Jesus. The reason the Apostle quoted Jesus saying, “This do in remembrance of Me” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26), was because, “It is finished.” As I will shortly read Numbers, I keep this fact constantly in mind. Hallelujah!

Yours because “It is finished,”



20 thoughts on “Tuesday, November 1, 2016

  1. Loved your first back vlog, David! You could see and feel your love for Jesus in your expression and voice! All for the love of Jesus, amen! Thank You, our Lord and Saviour, for being our sacrifice and dying on the cross so that we may be forgiven and set free! Wishing all saints of the living blog, a wonderful day!

    And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 ESV

    I Can Only Imagine (with lyrics) – MercyMe

  2. He, Jesus, did all for me, and for you; because of HIS great love!!
    HE shed HIS blood, HIS PRECIOUS BLOOD, just for me, for you, WHAT A SAVIOUR!! PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!!!\

    Praise HIM Praise HIM, JESUS our BLESSED REDEEMER!!!

    HOLY, HOLY, HOLY LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, The whole world is filled with HIS GLORY!!!


  3. YES, “IT IS FINISHED” JESUS did it all for you and for me, PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME.

    Praise God for your healing, and that your are able, not only to continue with the “blog” but also with the “vlog”, the You Jesus! AMEN!!

  4. So good to see you back David and looking so well. Thank you Jesus that you could say, “It is finished.” Praise your Name!

  5. Joy joy to see you back. You have been soooooo missed.
    Thank You JESUS for Your servant Pastor David.
    Thank You JESUS that it is indeed finished.

  6. It is such a joy to see you on the blog again Pastor David, Ron was great but we missed you so much. So glad that Jesus paid it all, I read this Chapter with tears in my eyes thinking about what Christ did for us. Praise Father Son and Holy Spirit Amen and Amen.

  7. Yes and amen it was so good to see you again David God bless you and all the comments above all to the people of the comments above thank you God bless everyone and have a great day

  8. Hi everyone, my son has to go for a “stress test” tomorrow at 3p.m. as he is not any better. Hopefully it will rule out heart problems. Thank you for your prayers. God Bless you all. Mary.

    • Lord Mary’s family is going through issues with health; some of the issues have been settled and we pray for healing for her family, we thank you that the accident is getting settled, we pray for her son who is going to have a stress test and we pray this test will reveal some clear health conditions which can be healed with the use of pray, praise, thankfulness, grace and medication! Thank you Lord for bringing this family to this blog so that we all can pray for them as You have told us to do so in Your Word! Thank you Lord, stay strong Mary, all this will pass, The Lord is OUR SHEPHERD! We shall not want! blessings

  9. a prayer for my neighbour’s friend Billy, he went to bed last night with his wife, Milly, and this morning Billy woke up but the Lord took his precious Milly home to be with Him in Heaven! Yes, the family is happy she is walking with Jesus, but they are going to miss her, we pray God will comfort this family in their time of grieving! Thank you Lord that my neighbour shared with me! In Jesus Name we Pray AMEN

  10. The Only One

    If I had been the only one,
    No matter what I had done,
    He would have sent His only Son,
    To die before the setting sun.

    I may have thought I was dirt,
    But He loved me anyway,
    Through all the trials and hurt
    To save me for judgement day.

    He broke the demon’s strangle hold
    But we have to be free to choose,
    Either love or Satan’s earthly gold,
    But choose the glitter,then you loose.

    So choose the path away from wealth,
    For riches bring a fool to ruin
    And you will find in heaven’s stealth
    That treasure there is widely strewn.

    Free choice is a gift to all,
    It came with Him off the cross,
    And if I stumble and I fall,
    He saves me from eternal loss.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 23 March, 2014

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