Monday, November 14, 2016


Today’s Reading: Numbers 16

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A photo looking inland from the southern shore of the Dead Sea, 1,300 feet below sea level, the lowest place on earth. The Rift Valley starts in Syria and continues into Africa. As in our reading today, the earth opened up here at some ancient time.

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

Key Verse: Numbers 16:9a, 10

Is it a small thing to you…that He has brought you near to Himself, you and all your brethren, the sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking the priesthood also?


Twice in our reading, Moses fell on his face before God (verses 4 & 45) in intercession for the people. He was desperate for God’s mercy upon the rebellious people. The one thing we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history. First, the judgment of God came upon those who coveted the positions of Moses and Aaron, and then by a plague that took the lives of 14,700 people. Earlier we read about the carefully crafted laws for the health of the people, and we don’t know what disease hit them. Perhaps, if those who rejected Moses’ leadership had left quietly, the tragedies could’ve been avoided. Judgment can be averted by genuine repentance.


Dear Lord, please help me to be loyal to the leaders You have chosen, and if I cannot support them, may I have the grace to leave quietly so as not to damage Your work in any way. I repent for my failure to recognize from time to time Your appointments to positions of leadership authority. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!


I’ve been learning about leadership this week in the life of Moses. We read earlier this week from Numbers 11 where God gave Moses 70 elders to stand with him and advise him. In the USA the 2016 election is now over. Regardless of our opinions on President-Elect Trump, we are instructed in Scripture to pray for all leaders. One of our bold witnessing brothers in Christ is Governor Mike Pence, Vice President-Elect. He leads the transition team, responsible for recommending to the President-Elect for employment in government more than 1,000 senior civil servants. PLEASE PRAY FOR MIKE!!!!

Yours for recognition and support of leaders God has allowed to be in positions of authority,


18 thoughts on “Monday, November 14, 2016

  1. Thank you David for your prayer and personal message; praying for Mike Pence and Donald Trump, whom God has allowed to be in power for His reasons. Also praying for all church congregations. O God, the God who gives breath to all living things, we pray on our hands and knees to You. I went to bed very early last night and awoke at 1 am wide awake and my mind tossed and turned with worry. I opened my favourite Bible and lay it across my chest and fell back to sleep; filled with and awoke with, an overwhelming sense of God’s presence and peace. God said He will work everything out in my life and that I need not worry. He is the on-going Presence of calm and peace in all our lives and we rest in that trust and faith and hope. Wishing all saints a blessed day in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

    For these three remain: faith hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
    1 Cor 13:13 NIV

    I Am Not Alone – Kari Jobe – Worship Video with lyrics

  2. Yes agree in prayer for President Elect Donald Trump and Vice President Elect Mike Pence as the Scripture says. Pastor David. Thanks for sharing Beverlee and have also had those nights of insomnia as well and used the Bible to quiet me. Led the song service in our church again yesterday. We invite you Holy Spirit to move among us. God bless you saints.

  3. Thank you Pastor David for your words of wisdom. I will pray for these two men, I may hae mentioned that my daughter lives in San Antonio. I heard Vice President Elect speaking , what a wonderful man of God he is. He lifted The Lord Jesus up and did not deny Him.
    Beverlee I have had the song Chtist is enough for me,by Hillsong in my head for a week. I tried to put in on this blog yesterday but I failed . Would you be so kind to put in on for me. I would like all our blog friends to hear it
    Blessings to all. Eleanor M.

  4. Thank you Pastor David for your faithfulness to spite of the fact that two times you were in hospital and you were still faithful to bring up the word of God every morning on hundred weird. So I think God for your faithfulness and for your a dedication and I pray continuously for your healing blessings to all saint of this blog bless you all and bless you Pastor David and Norma Jean who has been at your side for 58 years so God bless you and God bless you amen

  5. Thank you David for your words of wisdom; the need and importance of praying for our leaders. The Lord puts down and the Lord rises up the leaders He chooses; the importance of honoring His choices!!!
    Also prayed with you this morning; appreciate your words of wisdom re the scriptures!!

    Bless you all bloggers for your input; have a glorious day!

  6. I do not often watch the news. I trust in our one true God,and his only begotten son our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray every day that in my life I can be the best me,he made me to be and that I may accept without prejudice all people he daily puts in my journey through this life as well as all men and women in all of the tears of governments in the world, I Thank Him for being in ultimate control ,and know that whatever happens, He will have things turn out for the best for all of his own.

  7. Thank you so much for posting the pictures of the tour to Israel in 2012. They bring back so many amazing memories. We were with you. It was the most wonderful trip we have ever experienced. I long everyday to go again. Thank you for the way you and your family blessed everyone as we traveled together with Jesus. I will never forget it. Praying that you are 100% healed. God bless you for your faithfulness and godly example.

  8. We appreciate your prayers for America. We have been, are, and will continue to pray for President-elect Trump, who I understand has definitely received Jesus as Savior. They say he is a young Christian but our brother in the Lord. Also, of course, Vice-President Elect Mike Pence who has been such a blessing. We are asking God for a great awakening here and that our nation would once again follow Him.
    We ask God to bless Canada’s leaders and send a great awakening there, too. Be so happy when the knowledge of the Lord covers the earth as the waters cover the sea. God bless you!

  9. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me!
    Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me!

    Melt me, mould me, fill me, use me,
    Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me!

    • anyone can search for Christian song called Spirit of the Living God and a whole page comes up for your enjoyment!

      Yes, Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me!

  10. I have to keep reminding myself that God knows what is happening each and every day! He knew He would be removing smoking/alcohol from me 21 years ago! He knew who would be elected as the President of the USA!
    God knows all! Help me to trust God to do His thing and that He will do the best for His people, He promises to hear our prayers! He tells us He will never leave nor forsake us! Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so!
    Blessings to all!

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