Saturday, November 12, 2016


Today’s Reading: Numbers 14

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The Temple of Kom Ombo stands on the east bank of the Nile, right next to the river, about 4 km from the town of Kom Ombo. It was dedicated to two Egyptian gods, Horus and Sobek. Lucifer inhabited these temples in order to receive the worship he coveted in Heaven but failed to receive. He was cast out of Heaven and banished to the planet Earth where his final incarceration in the Lake of Fire is guaranteed in the final judgment.

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


Key Verse: Numbers 14:19

Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.


How strange! The majority wanted to go back to Egypt. This, in spite of the Red Sea miracle, the water from the rock, the manna, the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night. Before we judge them harshly, consider how attractive the old world can be to us when the going gets tough. When Moses preached God’s judgment on backsliding, it’s amazing how quickly the plan was changed (14:35). Then they made another big mistake. They presumed that God would restore everything as it was (14:44). Not so! There are consequences to a rebellious spirit. Yes, they were forgiven and God did not destroy them. It’s true that God is great in mercy. Nevertheless, they had forfeited the Promised Land. I expect to meet most of these people in Heaven, but in this life there are God-given opportunities which, if missed, will never be ours again.


Lord God, I ask, by Your grace, as I daily submit to Your will, that I will not miss opportunities to follow Your plan. Help me to make You my #1 Priority. In the Name of the One who always did what He saw You doing, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen! (See John 5:17-20).


I gave my life to Jesus at 16 and at 18 decided to give myself fully to Him for His Ministry through me. In my early years, I struggled often with the assurance that I was doing the will of God. Then I learned Jesus’ secret as to where He found the will of His Father. Remember, He never used His divinity to help Himself. He lived His life as a Man. His favourite name for Himself was “Son of Man.” Here’s the way Jesus did it. Read with me Mark 1:35…”Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” Also, Matthew 14:23…”And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on a mountain to pray.” Then Luke 6:12…”And it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray.” My passion is to be like Jesus. With God’s help, I’ve made early morning prayer a daily priority.

Yours for a consistent daily life in prayer and in God’s Word, so that knowing and doing God’s will becomes a way of life,


P.P.S. Check out the pictures below at the Sea of Galilee. They were taken during our Israel Tour four years ago and posted when we were at today’s same Bible reading portion. This is a two-year through the Bible reading program. In the early years of the Crossroads ministry, we published the reading challenge in magazines and in ten different books. Now here is this 80-year-old man embracing hi-tech Internet blogging. Thanks very very much for joining me daily!!!





19 thoughts on “Saturday, November 12, 2016

  1. To wake up to your words is so good, David you are a inspiration thank you for the words of wisdom and strengthening your people, God bless you in Jesus name amen

  2. Thanks David, for reminding us, never to miss crucial opportunities in our lives–to follow the doors that are open and witness for Jesus. All for His glory! Wishing all saints a blessed day in our Lord.

    And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
    Acts 5:42 KJV

    Willie Nelson – Where He Leads Me

    • Amen Beverlee!!
      also enjoyed the link …worshiped with “Willie Nelson” as well was able to click on one of “Gathering in Jerusalem” and join with them in worship…thank you!

  3. Good morning and blessings to everyone this morning.
    The last few mornings I have thoroughly enjoyed our readings. It’s like Gods miracles for the people became so real to me, the word became really alive to me. Then I think of times when He intervened in my life . God is so good.

    I have a request from fellow bloggers, would you mind keeping my husband and myself in your prayers. We are travelling to our southern home in Zephyrhills Fl. On Sunday morning. I always welcome prayers for safe travels and I pray we don’t have to replace our windshield again this year. I think we have had to replace maybe three over the years.

    I will get caught up in my readings by next Wednesday morning.

    Will let you know when we safely arrive. Thank you all.

    God bless

    • I pray for His angels to guard over you as you travel and over and in your vehicle, especially your windshield.
      God is our refuge and our strength, a very present help in time of trouble: I pray He will go before you and guard and lead you in all your ways. Amen!

    • Lord we pray for safe travel for Nan and her husband as they travel to their southern home in Florida! We pray they arrive safe and sound! We pray that all is well at their home! We Pray they will enjoy their time in their home! We thank you Lord for ALWAYS watching over us! We pray this in Jesus Name AMEN

  4. Thank you David for the daily bread you send us each day the picture are wonderful
    I will pray for you Nan that God will give you safe travels , protection and good
    health. We look forward to hearing about your trip.

  5. Vivienne and I enjoyed being with you and Norma-Jean in the Holy Land in November 2012.

    We especially enjoyed dinner with you both in Tiberius.

    Thank you so much for your daily 4 am dedication to this blog despite your latest medical challenges.


  6. Amen! Good message this morning, Pastor David. I am seeking God’s will as well as preparing for winter, praying for our struggling church and for my family and helping out where I can. Would appreciate your prayers fellow saints as I live alone and help is scarce. Pray you have a safe journey Nan, you are blessed but God’s word to me this morning is to keep my eyes on Jesus. Amen? God bless you all.

    • Lord God Your Word tells us you will provide all our need according to Your riches in Glory. Lord I ask you for the help Geraldine needs to be provided as when she needs it. Thank You Jesus I pray this in Your Mighty Name, Amen!

  7. Dear David, I can’t thank you enough for this blog. I am doing the walk through the Bible for the 2nd time with you. The Word is life changing. I enjoy knowing that many others are joining me on this journey. I especially enjoy your insight on the passages and your personal words.

    You and your family are a great inspiration to me.

  8. What special pictures Pastor David of you and Norma-Jean at the Sea of Galilee; and in the boat worshiping together.

    Pastor David, thank you for this blog you are so faithful to present to us; your prayers and words of wisdom; explaining the Word of God in a more meaningful and deeper insight! I continue to pray for your health to be restored. God’s Blessings on you and Norma-Jean and all your family.

  9. Dear David. I look forward to 100 Words each day. Today was especially precious seeing you and Norma Jean singing on the Sea of Galilee. My daughter and I were with you on that trip. I was the most amazing experience and I thank God that I had the opportunity to travel to Israel. God Bless both you and your dear wife. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. I am so grateful to be able to receive this blog here in New Zealand. My eldest daughter and her family live here. This is my 4th visit since they moved in 2006. Their citrus orchard is doing well. Spring is in full swing. I especially enjoy the roses and orange blossoms. NZ is a very beautiful country. Bless you David and all fellow bloggers

  11. Am truly grateful for your dedication David, in bringing the blog to us without fail each and every day, early each morning. May GOD continue to be with you and Norma-Jean keep you both strong and healthy spiritually and physically.

  12. checked yesterday’s blog and speaking of honey and cheese! The Lord made me very aware of the fact that I cannot eat any cheese except a little cottage cheese! WOW! Do I feel so much better! I don’t know why He waited all these years to tell me but I am thankful that He spoke loud and clear to me now! Thank you Lord!

    Lord I pray people will be praying for the United States and for the new President to make good decisions for all the people both in United States and Canada and other countries that have a good relationship with the USA! Lord God we pray that peace will prevail! In Jesus Name we Pray AMEN

  13. Oh, saints–feeling alive in the Spirit, this morning. We never assume, Lord God. We abide in You and give thanks that You have saved and delivered us. Wishing all saints a precious day in the glory of our Lord. Oh, that He might bless you abundantly, today–in all things.

    If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 ESV

    Hillsong-Mighty To Save (with lyrics)

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