Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Today’s Reading: Luke 11

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Between the Mount of Olives and the Old City walls of Jerusalem is the Kidron Valley. The cone-shaped structure is the Tomb of Absalom and is the first of three major tombs as you go down the valley. Behind Absalom’s Tomb are thousands of Jewish graves that face towards the Eastern Gate, where they believe the Messiah will some day enter the city.

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

Key Verse: Luke 11:13

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!


We won’t miss anything if we are following Him closely and watching Him carefully. Jesus and the disciples would’ve often passed by the upside down funnel shape of Absalom’s Tomb (also known as “Absalom’s Pillar” – 2 Samuel 18:18). Would they have talked about the fact that Absalom was filled with pride, so much so that he tried, by force, to take his father David’s throne? We don’t have a record of such a conversation. Jesus will speak of things to us if we’re close enough to hear Him. He’ll share lessons from everyday things we see. Jesus said, “When He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13). It may be helpful for us to read now the first 15 verses of John 16 (click here) and then meditate on our key verse. It is obvious that if we ask for the Holy Spirit and we are willing to receive, and if our Heavenly Father is “more” willing to give of the Holy Spirit than we are to receive, and He is, then we are being filled now and always. We need to begin to praise God now. Worship Him for His generous Gift of the Holy Spirit Who fills us to overflowing (Acts 2:4, Ephesians 3:19, Ephesians 5:18).


Heavenly Father, I am willing to receive of the Holy Spirit here and now. You have given the Holy Spirit to indwell me when I first believed in Jesus, and every day I need to be filled. I’m reminded of a funnel as I look at the picture of Absalom’s Tomb. I imagine turning the funnel over and You pouring into my life more of the Holy Spirit than I have room to hold inside me. Overflow my life, Lord, so that others around me will experience Your Spirit. In Jesus’ Name I pray, and keep on praying and receiving. Amen!


I wrote a book called 100 Huntley Street which was first published in 1979 by Logos International of New York City. In the early 1980’s it was published again by Thomas Nelson of Nashville, and then again in the late 1990’s under the title 100. Why tell you about this? My story of being filled for the first time with the Holy Spirit as a 16 year old is on pages 40 and 41 of the original publication. Perhaps if you know anyone who has watched or supported 100 Huntley Street over the years, ask them if they have a copy for you. I’m greatly blessed by the memories, but most of all by experiencing the Presence and fullness of the Holy Spirit right now.

Yours for being filled, and keeping filled, with the Holy Spirit,


P.S. Luke, the New Testament historian, is right on!!! Good history is a record of what actually happened according to those whose stories are told and those who were eye witnesses. I believe that Luke, a physician, spent at least two years interviewing the people whose stories are in his Gospel. He did this while his leader in ministry, the Apostle Paul, was in Roman custody in Caesarea, the capital city of the Roman province of Palestine. These P.S. thoughts are for the purpose of showing that the Bible is “RELIABLE!” Tomorrow…Did the enemies of Jesus living at the time ever write anything which contradicted the Gospel stories?

14 thoughts on “Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  1. Carole Heather Kemp, Sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. I pray God’s peace and comfort be with you! I’m glad that this blog is a help to you.
    “The Lord is near to the broken-hearted”

    Dear saints; I would appreciate your prayers as I am having some back pain which is hindering my mobility.
    Thank you.
    Blessings to you all!

    • Amen Luisa, agreeing prayer for Carole Heather Kemp at the loss of her husband!
      Also I pray that the healing anointing of the Holy Spirit touch and heal the pain in your back, in the Mighty Name of Jesus I pray, Amen!!

    • Lord we rebuke the pain in Luisa’s back; we pray You will remove this pain IMMEDIATELY! we thank you Lord for doing this, we love You Lord, we Thank you and we Praise Your Name in Jesus Name we say AMEN AMEN AMEN

  2. I find the timing of this scripture absolutely perfect as of sundown tonight on the biblical/Jewish calendar, we are finished the days of awe and have landed on Day of Atonement. Yet again called into a day of fasting and prayers of forgiveness, repentance of sins both intentional and unintentional, they as well will be reading the book of Jonah to be reminded of God’s forgiveness and mercy. I pray the Spirit of Truth be poured out upon all the community to boldly proclaim the salvation message of the Messiah who was, and is and is to come! Greater than Jonah!! Thank you our LORD for the protection and reliability of the scriptures and pouring out of the Spirit to walk in the light of Your ways.

  3. Such good teaching today on the Holy Spirit and prayer. Glad I received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit in 1972. He has helped me through many situations. Prayers for healing of your back Luisa and restored mobility, in Jesus Name, Amen!
    Thinking of Israel today and my visit there; a land precious to God and such history and foundation of our faith. Glad David left his legacy for all of us to enjoy. God bless you saints on this day when so much is happening here and around the world.

  4. What Great love the Father has for us, He gave His all, Jesus Christ His only Begotten Son for us, that we may have eternal life with Him.
    Glory to God in the Highest, Peace and Good Will on Earth, Amen!

  5. My prayers are with the two people that requested prayer today for the one who is suffering back pain I know all too well what it’s like to have back pain and I pray for your healing God bless everyone this day amen

  6. I received the Baptism in the Holy SPIRIT, with the evidence of speaking in and unknown language, in the summer of 1970. Praise God for His faithfulness!!

  7. I was baptized as a child and then confirmed when I was l5! I didn’t realize the Power of the Water and the Word in my life until later on in life, now I am so thankful and so happy that I am forgiven each day and given new life through the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God who died for me, for all mankind, who took away ALL OUR SINS FOREVER! It brings me to my knees with thanksgiving, may God bless my children, may He open their hearts to contacting me, may He open the Heavens and pour down a BIG financial breakthrough so that I can get my affairs in order, help my family/get upgrades done,pay off debt
    thank you Lord for this day, I cleaned up the plants at the church, swept the wall free from cobwebs, prayed with Donna,swept the sidewalks,it was a good day, I was happy doing these little tidbits of work, thank You Lord for this day.
    bless my sleep,bless Peter,Chad,Richard and his family;
    thank you Lord in Jesus Name I Pray amen

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