Sunday, August 5, 2018


Today’s Reading: Mark 13

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Nazareth Village is a unique place where visitors experience life in the first century. Pictured above is a synagogue as it may have looked at the time when Jesus read prophetic words about Himself from the prophet Isaiah (Luke 4:16-20).

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Key Verse: Mark 13:35-37

Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming — in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning — lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!

The destruction of the Temple happened in 70 A.D. We are still living in the times predicted by the Son of God who was also the greatest Prophet. The fig tree, the symbol of Israel as a nation, has been given new life. Never before in human history has an ancient nation been reborn with their own territory, and never before has a dead language been fully restored (Hebrew). What is the core message of today’s reading? JESUS IS COMING AGAIN SOON! Most people live their lives oblivious to this fact. Over 500 references to His coming in power and glory are in the Bible. If we lived in the continuous awareness of His coming, how different our lives would be!


Lord Jesus, I praise You for the truth of Your soon return. Please give me the alertness to be constantly watching for Your coming. May my life, my witness for You, my finances, and my deeds be pleasing in Your sight, so that I will not be ashamed at the moment of Your return. I pray this in Your Name, Jesus. Amen!


I heard a preacher say, “Who will be taken up with Jesus when He comes? Answer: Those who are taken up with Him now!” My wife, Norma-Jean, tries to make sure that I don’t get distracted by the daily pressures of life, forgetting that Jesus could return at any second. I think she averages at least once a day saying, “David, Jesus is coming soon.” It’s her way of keeping me on the “straight and narrow,” I think. In turn, I remind her of the same. I’m looking out the window to the east as I type this. The stars that I saw earlier have disappeared, and our star, the sun, has cast a pre-dawn light across the sky. I’m deeply moved to think that Jesus could come today. One of my main intentions in doing this blog is to help keep all who join me from sleeping spiritually. It’s time to “rise and shine!”

Yours in keen anticipation of His soon return,


11 thoughts on “Sunday, August 5, 2018

  1. Thank you,David for the reminder…be on our toes.Since the rebirth of Israel,the Hebrew language being resurrected and the “‘ “When you see ‘the abomination that causes desolation’[a] standing where it[b] does not belong—let the reader understand—then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. “‘ The Dome of the Rock sits where it does not belong.Gotta run.Yall have a great Lord’s day and may God bless
    The Mountains Of The Lord

    His mountains shall be above all mountains,
    His house above Zion’s hills shall rest,
    For this is the pool of the golden fountain,
    His people,the chosen few and best.

    The rivers will flow to the shores of Zion,
    For the world will soon know this King,
    The proven Master we could rely on,
    The Shepherd worthy above everything.

    His exalted name will be widely praised,
    When He returns to vanquish the beast,
    And everywhere voices will be raised
    In cellebration with His banquet feast.

    Let fair warning go throughout the land
    He will return with shield and sword
    And as Satan shall take his last stand,
    My Friend shall show that He is Lord.
    G W (Bill)Marshall /Nov 9,2012

  2. Blessings to all saints, today, as we worship our Lord. Could you please pray, saints, that the exegesis I am finishing up to hand in, today, will be precise and well stated. Wishing you all the light and love of Jesus Christ on this beautiful summer day.

    These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. John 15:11 ESV

    King Of My Heart – [Lyric Video] Kutless

    • Agreeing in prayer with you Beverlee that your exegesis will be precise and well stated, in Jesus Name I pray, Amen!!

  3. Profound reading in Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
    The Bewildering Call of God by Oswald Chambers, August 5

    “…and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of Man will be accomplished.”…But they understood none of these things…
    —Luke 18:31, 34

    “God called Jesus Christ to what seemed absolute disaster. And Jesus Christ called His disciples to see Him put to death, leading every one of them to the place where their hearts were broken. **His life was an absolute failure from every standpoint except God’s. But what seemed to be failure from man’s standpoint was a triumph from God’s standpoint, because God’s purpose is never the same as man’s purpose.**

    “This bewildering call of God comes into our lives as well. The call of God can never be understood absolutely or explained externally; it is a call that can only be perceived and understood internally by our true inner-nature. The call of God is like the call of the sea— no one hears it except the person who has the nature of the sea in him. What God calls us to cannot be definitely stated, because His call is simply to be His friend to accomplish His own purposes. Our real test is in truly believing that God knows what He desires. The things that happen do not happen by chance— they happen entirely by the decree of God. God is sovereignly working out His own purposes.

    “If we are in fellowship and oneness with God and recognize that He is taking us into His purposes, then we will no longer strive to find out what His purposes are. As we grow in the Christian life, it becomes simpler to us, because we are less inclined to say, “I wonder why God allowed this or that?” And we begin to see that the compelling purpose of God lies behind everything in life, and that God is divinely shaping us into oneness with that purpose. A Christian is someone who trusts in the knowledge and the wisdom of God, not in his own abilities. If we have a purpose of our own, it destroys the simplicity and the calm, relaxed pace which should be characteristic of the children of God.”

    “It is in the middle that human choices are made; the beginning and the end remain with God. The decrees of God are birth and death, and in between those limits man makes his own distress or joy.” Shade of His Hand

  4. shrink the problem; Magnify the solution!

    please pray for rain
    please pray the Holy Spirit enters my son’s heart and he will e mail me or call

    once again I am asking the Lord what do I do now? I would like to sell my home and move into a small apartment preferably with people I know around; a lifeguard has a home and it could house a small place downstairs…….
    Lord You know everything that is going on,. speak clearly to me…I really would like a BIG financial breakthrough to get my affairs in order, then I would feel settled, Lord help me please in Jesus Name I Pray amen

    • Lord Jesus, I come in agreement with Sah’s prayer, and Lord I ask for Your Peace to Guard her heart and mind, through all these challenges!! thank you Jesus, Amen!!

    • Sah, is there someone that you trust, perhaps in your church, that you can sit down with and discuss your financial situation? Perhaps they could help you come up with a plan that would help you….just a thought.

      May the Lord lead you in your decision- making.

  5. I like David’s personal comments: Jesus is coming soon; David has no need to wait any longer, for he is with Jesus now!!!
    Yes, Lord, keep me alert, watching and praying, looking and waiting for Your coming, Jesus!!

    Our message this morning at church:; “Jesus breaks[]’ the chains that bind us” and He binds up our wounds”. Praise You Jesus, You set us free from bondage, and lift us up on “eagles wings”. Amen!

    I don’t understand why my name and e-mail address do not show; why I need to type it in each time I post a message.

    This is something I did not have to do until two days ago. yesterday, I tried to subscribe again, and the answer came up saying I have already registered. What caused me have to type in my name and e-mail, before the message I want to post will go through?

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