Tuesday, March 27, 2018


Today’s Reading: Hosea 5-6

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


The Convent of Pater Noster is on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. It is located at the site of the ruins of the “Eleona” Basilica, built in the 4th Century by Constantine over a cave where, according to tradition, Jesus taught the “Our Father” (“Pater Noster” in Latin). The walls of this convent are decorated with 140 large ceramic tiles, each one inscribed with the Lord’s Prayer in a different language (Matthew 6:9-13).

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


Key Verses: Hosea 6:1-2

“Come and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind is up. After two days, He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.”


The prophets of God were given insight into the judgment for sin that God would place on His Son, Jesus, Son of God and Son of man. Jesus was torn and stricken in our place. But through Him, God heals us and binds up our wounds, and then there is the resurrection of Jesus “on the third day.” Hosea was a contemporary of Isaiah. Hosea preached his message to the northern tribes of Israel and Isaiah to the southern tribes. Let’s take the time to read again from Isaiah 53. We can never read often enough Isaiah’s revelation of Jesus, the suffering Saviour.

God sent Hosea when Israel was at its lowest point morally and spiritually. Hosea’s message is that God promises to forgive, heal, restore, revive and establish God’s Kingdom, if only they will call upon Him. The northern ten tribes failed to return to God. The result was that they were scattered all over the world by their Assyrian overlords. The history of Israel is in our Bibles so that we may learn and not repeat the same mistakes and thus bring judgment on ourselves. Jesus gave us the “Our Father” prayer which calls out to God these words, “YOUR KINGDOM COME!”


Lord God, I pray that I will learn the lessons You are teaching me. Grant grace so that I may put what I’m learning into practice daily. I desire to please You and to live righteously before You! Continue to draw me ever closer to Yourself!! I pray this in the Name of the One who always loved and served You at 100%, my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!!!


There is only one city on earth for which the Bible specifically tells me to pray. That’s Jerusalem! (read Psalm 122). I’ve been praying for Jerusalem fervently over the past few days. More than 1,000,000 Jews and Arabs live in that great city today. The clearly-spoken threats of annihilation by Iran (formerly Persia) hang like a sword over their heads.  A few years ago, when Iraq (Babylon) was about to complete their nuclear facilities, Israel bombed their reactor in what they considered a preemptive strike. Iran is about to complete their development of nuclear weapons in spite of the recent agreement with the U.S.A. I wonder and I pray. On “THE THIRD DAY,” Jesus arose from the dead and lives forever to, as Hebrews 7:25 says, pray for “those who have come to God through Him.” That includes me! Hallelujah!!! Have a wonderful Easter celebration soon!

Yours for encouraging prayer for “the peace of Jerusalem!!!”


Norma-Jean and I with our son Ron and his wife Ann at the empty Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. ‘HE IS RISEN!!!” “HE IS RISEN INDEED!!!”

21 thoughts on “Tuesday, March 27, 2018

  1. Confusing start today. I clicked on the audio version & 1 John 5 & 6 was read! Went on to the blog & found it is the topic of Hosea! Will back track now!

    • I experienced the same thing. To get Hosea 7, backspace over 1 John 5-6, type in Hosea 7, enter, and biblegateway pulls it up. Thanks for getting this fixed, Ron.

  2. Your all-consuming sacrifice, Jesus, bore the sin of many and made intercession for the transgressors. You are the Light for all the world and we worship You! Praying for the peace of Jerusalem. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord, our God. Please hold me in your prayers for traveling mercies, saints, today and tomorrow.

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
    John 14:27 NIV

    It’s Your Blood, Vineyard

    • Lord I pray for Your precious blood over Beverlee as she travels, covering her, and her vehicle; also for Your angels guard over her and her vehicle to bring her safely to her destination, in Your Mighty Name Jesus, I pray, Amen!

  3. Dear Lord I pray that you would protect Beverlee from all harm as she travels over the next two days. Give your angels charge over her. I pray this in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

  4. Amen Eleanor protect Beverlee I pray and give her journeying mercies over the next two days. Have been praying for the peace of Jerusalem as well for some time. Thank you Lord Jesus for your great sacrifice for our sins during this time and we are forever grateful and serve you. Looking forward to a good service on Sunday. Lovely sunny day here in the Maritimes. God bless you saints!


  6. Our Father Who Is In Heaven; Hallowed by Your Name; Thy Kingdom come; Thy Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven; Give us this day our Daily Bread; and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY; FOREVER AND EVER AMEN
    please pray for Justin Trudeau; Prime Minister of Canada, pray for his family;
    pray for the United States and their leader Donald Trump! regardless what we think God KNOWS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRIES.
    He tells us in HIS WORD to pray for those who lead, in our countries and in our communities and in our homes…..
    pray for the Missionaries around the world;
    pray for the Christians in India;
    a gal took 300 ukuleles to India and taught them music and sang Gospel songs, the people appreciated this opportunity to learn the music; they praised the Lord and especially the young men were very happy to learn the instrument and sing praises to God ….praise and thank this music ministry..
    Praying in Jesus Name I receive a phone call informing me that I have a big financial windfall coming to me…..God knows how this will happen….

    TY Lord for all the blessings of this day……amen amen amen

    • I just love you Irene; TY for reading my blog! God bless you and keep you well……may we all dwell on this Holy Week on the unbelievable love of God for His people…..For God so loved the WORLD!

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