Thursday, June 14, 2018


Today’s Reading: Matthew 13

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Could Jesus have taught from this very boat? It’s 2,000 years old. This is a boat that was discovered about 20 years ago in the Sea of Galilee, when the water level was low. It is called “The Jesus Boat” because it is from the time of Christ. The vessel is 9 metres long, 2.5 metres wide and 1.25 metres high. It may have functioned as a ferry boat, but its measurements also suit those used by fisherman employing a dragnet that was “cast into the sea,” as described in Matthew 13:47-48.


Key Verse: Matthew 13:45-46

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.


There is nothing that can equal the value of the Kingdom of God. What could possibly be worth as much as the love of God, the sacrifice of Christ, the power of the Holy Spirit, and fellowship with the Heavenly Father? The merchant sold everything to acquire the “Pearl”…citizenship in God’s Kingdom. A Kingdom has a King, and our King is not a constitutional Monarch with no real authority. King Jesus is Lord over all. Complete obedience is a given. There are serious consequences to disobedience. The King has given laws such as, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind” and “Love your neighbour as yourself”…the two greatest commandments (Matthew 22:37-40).


Your Majesty, thank You for allowing me to be constantly in Your presence. I honour You by the gift of everything I am and ever will be. I’m Yours! Your will is my command. Amen!


I’m sad to report that I have not obeyed the greatest of all the commandments most of the time. It’s that word “all” that does me in. That’s the reason I love to quote the most often repeated verse in the Bible…”His mercy endures forever.” King Jesus loves me as a father loves his child. He encourages me to start all over again every day. As I type this blog, I’m praying that today I’ll serve Him 100%. I’m fully aware that “All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God” (Romans 3:23). I’m also fully aware that as I ask forgiveness, the next verse kicks in…”Being justified freely by His Grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:24).

Your brother in the Grace of Christ,


P.S. I want to try my best to explain here today how to know that when you die you will go to Heaven. When I was a teenager, I decided to believe that Jesus was not lying when He said, “The one who comes to Me, I will never turn away” (John 6:37). Do you believe that? You can decide now to believe it too.

(1) There is a wall between you and God that Jesus will tear down and remove when you ask Him to. That wall is called “sin.”

(2) So I ask you to read this prayer (That means you are talking to God). Say it out loud if you are alone or if you are with someone who loves you. Believe the words you are saying! “Lord Jesus, You died for me on the cross so that all the sin and wrong I’ve ever done can be forgiven. You promised that when I pray such a prayer, the wall that separates me from You and Heaven is removed. God forgive me! I need You in my life for the present and for ever and ever in Heaven some day. I believe Your promise and therefore I invite You into my life and You will never, never turn me away. I am Yours, and You are mine for always! Thank You Father God! Thank You Jesus! Amen!!! I believe this! I know it’s true!!!”

Did you pray this prayer? Yes? Then it’s very important to tell another human being as soon as possible. If you are with someone else now, tell them! Or here’s another very helpful, easy way to do this. Call one of my prayer partners who are at the prayer telephones 24/7. It’s a free call. Please, please do it right away if possible. Here’s the telephone number to call: 1-866-273-4444. A caring non-judgmental person will answer your call and will help answer any questions you may have. You don’t have to give your name unless you want to, but if you do share your name and address, we’ll send you an important booklet that will help you in your new walk with the Lord. I’ll check with our prayer partners to read the notes they will take about your telephone call. You are the most important person in the world to God. This is why I care!


12 thoughts on “Thursday, June 14, 2018

  1. We need to pray for families (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren.) Society is so changed. Family business, separations, wrongful teachings in our schools etc (especially in health education). The devil is working overtime – he knows his time is running out.

    • Amen.My biggest concern is for my son who,like myself,was not brought up in a Christian environment.I do feel that the Lord will put someone in his (& his famliy’s) path who will lead them to Jesus.

      • William,
        I pray that God will prepare your son’s and his family’s hearts to receive the seed of God’s Word and that it will produce much fruit in them.
        Even now, I pray that God willl send someone into their lives to do the “planting”. Amen!

  2. That’s right Doreen. The Bible says there will be many false prophets and anti-Christs. We need to read and teach the Word of God and that only and that takes work. Amen? I post the video version of on my fb every day trusting it will be read.

    • Ger,this is from my FB page today:
      G.W. Bill Marshall 9 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

      The fake Christians will be among us until the end of days so we must accept that.

  3. Also from my FB page:
    Does the Prosperity Gospel call Jesus a liar?? Here are His own words:
    “‘ …the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful.”’ Matthew 13:22b New International Version (NIV)

    “‘…..the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.”‘ Matthew 13:22b NKJ
    May yall have a great day.God bless

  4. Thank You Jesus, My Lord and My Savior! King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Holy One of Israel! Thank for saving me, and, according to Your Word, In Roman’s 8:38-39, You will never leave me or forsake me. Or anyone who has asked You to come into their heart.

    I love You Lord, and I lift my voice to worship You
    O my soul rejoice, Take joy, My King, in all You hear;
    Let it be a sweat, sweat sound in Your ear!!!

    Rejoice in the Lord, always and again, I say rejoice!! For the Joy of the Lord is your strength!! Amen! For this is the Day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!!

    • Lord God, please keep all your people safe & secure in your loving care. I know You do that, but open our eyes & ears & hearts to truly know it, & be grateful. Help us to honour & exalt You today, so others will be drawn to You. Open the doors for your gospel to go out freely, send out more workers, and please bless & strengthen each one. Thank You, Father. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  5. prayer partners please pray for my situation. I rebuke the devil and all he stands for, he is nothing,
    Lord God I pray the Holy Spirit will enter the hearts of JL and SL at the pool! Pray they both will treat people nice and maybe even apologize in regards to their behaviour! Again I rebuke the devil, I please the Blood of the Lamb over JL, SL, me, family.friends,neighbours,congregations,other Christians… harm to come in any way to all, TY Lord
    Please help me to keep my mouth shout!
    Lord I pray that The Holy Spirit will open the Heavens and shower me down with BIG financial blessings to clear up affairs and help others TY Lord in Jesus Name I Pray amen

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