Wednesday, August 15, 2018

THE PLAGUES

Today’s Reading: Exodus 10-11

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The Great Lake at Karnak Temple is 2.5 km north of Luxor, Egypt

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, Click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 11:5

And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals.

 

Eighty years earlier, the grandfather of the Exodus Pharaoh ordered the death of all Israel’s boy babies. Moses is now threatened with death (Ex. 10:28-29). Some say that the decision for the final plague came from the mouth of Pharaoh himself. In verse eight it states that Moses was “hot with anger” when he left this last meeting with Pharaoh. According to Numbers 12:3, “Moses was very meek.” Meekness means “strength under control.” When all else fails, God brings severe judgment. We cannot trifle with God or view Him as a celestial Santa Claus. We are to love God and fear God at the same time. There is a tension here that brings balance. We embrace God, who cares for His people, but at the same time, God, who will accomplish His purposes, has the right to pronounce and execute judgment.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Almighty and eternal God, Your judgment fell upon Your firstborn and only begotten Son, Jesus, our Saviour and our Lord. I thank You with all my heart that Your love and Your judgment came together at the Cross. You suffered greater pain than any of us can begin to comprehend. I love You and I fear You. I come boldly before You because Jesus took my place. In His Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The Children of Israel were slaves. In slave-based economies, slaves represented the greatest wealth of the nation. I’ve watched several times the movie on the life of that great Christian, William Wilberforce, who brought about the deliverance of the slaves in Britain and throughout the Empire. If you’ve not seen this or read the book by Eric Metaxas (Eric has served as our100 Huntley Street USA host) on which the movie was based, I urge you to avail yourself of his history of this modern Moses (find the book HERE or the movie HERE).

Bob Hogan was my age. He’s ageless now as he passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour two years ago. When Norma-Jean and I built our home on Dog Lake following my decision to step aside from hosting the daily 100 Huntley Street telecast, Bob and his wonderful family were a great help. We’ve sold that place because I did not want to leave Norma-Jean 200 miles away from our children after my death, which was predicted by the cancer specialist to have happened by March 2014. God had a different plan for me. Before Bob passed through the fine curtain that separates us from eternity, I heard Bob was in hospital and may not live, so I rode my motorcycle to Kingston to see him. As I knelt by his bed, I said, “Bob, the last time I visited you we did business with God. Right?” He nodded a definite Yes! (Bob prayed a most sincere prayer of faith for his eternal salvation during that last visit). Then I said, “Now we are going to pray for God’s healing…by more years here or by entering into eternal life with Jesus in Heaven.” Again the oxygen mask he was wearing almost came off his face as he nodded vigorously. His eyes spoke volumes about his confidence in God. Below is a photograph Reynold took a few years back of Bob and a very special friend. I’ll see you soon my brother in faith.

Yours for freedom to do the will of God,

David

My friend Bob Hogan and his dog. Bob is now with his Lord.

 

9 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  1. How beautiful are the words that Rev. David spoke to his friend Bob. So very fitting for the circumstances. I never knew what to pray for when someone is in hospital dying. There’s an old friend (95) in hospital here now and of course we don’t want him to go but such a gracious prayer and words as:

    “Now we are going to pray for God’s healing…by more years here or by entering into eternal life with Jesus in Heaven.” Again the oxygen mask he was wearing almost came off his face as he nodded vigorously. His eyes spoke volumes about his confidence in God.”

    says it all. I’m sure David and Bob are enjoying each other’s company now:-). Thank you Jesus. Blessings on all believers and those who will eventually see the Light before it’s too late.

  2. I wonder if David has said to Bob “I told ya so”,lol?I just ordered “Amazing Grace” so will anticipate reading it.I loved This Far By Faith.It was so very,very inspiring.
    It seems David led his friend to the Lord and was encouraging him in faith.His presence was obviously an encouragement also….We can only imagine what God alone knows.

  3. TY LORD FOR REMOVING SMOKES/ALCOHOL FROM ME 25 YEARS AGO AND GIVING ME SWIMMING FROM A BROKEN LEG! THANK YOU LORD, SO GOOD FOR ME,
    THANK YOU LORD FOR THIS BLOG
    BLESS OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN
    THANK YOU FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THIS DAY,
    IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY AMEN

  4. Amen Rob and Sah. Our good Lord is healing a broken relationship with my sister. I am so grateful, thank you Lord. After the loss of my husband two years ago and my dad last year, the shattering of my relationship with her has been beyond devastating. Thanks be to God, he is helping me to forgive and bless her.

    • TY and praise the Lord for healing relationships! Yes Lord we ask You to help us heal,
      heal DW & her husband DW, their marriage needs uplifting; we lift the marriage up to You dear Lord and ask that You would heal this marriage\
      TY Lord for all the blessings of this day;
      TY for the concert in the park, God bless Kevin, a very blessed musician, TY Lord in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  5. I pray the prayer line will be restored at 100 Huntley Street; only a message plays, cannot talk to anyone, Lord we need this prayer line, please fix it as son as possible,TY Lord amen

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