Sunday, October 21, 2018


Today’s Reading: John 5

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


In the Old City of Jerusalem are the ruins of the Pool of Bethesda. This is where Jesus healed the paralytic man who had been waiting for his healing for 38 years (John 5:1-15). Here you can also see ruins of a Roman temple to the god of medicine and the remains of a Byzantine church built over the temple.

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


Key Verse: John 5:24

Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.


In yesterday’s reading we moved from “PERISHING” to “EVERLASTING LIFE.” Today, Jesus teaches that by believing we move from “DEATH INTO LIFE.” Seven times in John 3, 4, & 5 Jesus repeats His eternal or everlasting life promise. He really wants us to know the facts about our future as believers in Him. Since the sin of our first parents, we, as a human family, have moved in the opposite direction. We’ve gone from life to death. But in Jesus, that direction of destruction has been reversed, both in this life and in the hereafter. The example of the man with the 38-year-long infirmity shows us the “DEATH INTO LIFE” principle at work in our physical bodies in the here and now. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day failed to understand that Jesus came to turn what was the normal process around 180 degrees. By believing in Jesus, the new normal is “LIFE.”


Lord Jesus, I believe in You. I give You my entire life for both time and eternity. I believe You for the healing of my body, my soul and my spirit, a complete turn around from death to life. Please continue to give me the gift of faith to believe, 24/7, that this is a fact and that nothing will ever change this fact. This assurance fills me with joy. Thank You, Jesus! Amen!


When I served as a Pastor I was requested to lay hands on a newborn baby and pray for his healing. Marina Cooper’s little one was born with a hole in his heart. The very next day, I received a call that the hole had closed and her baby’s heart was perfect. I believe that Jesus did this!!!  He promised that these signs would follow them that believe. He said, “…they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover” (Mark 16:18b). Every believer qualifies to do this. Just do what the Scripture says and leave the rest up to God. For some reason I have begun to sing words from one of the children’s songs from the GodRocks ministry, “Not a doubt! Check it out! Better believe it!” My eldest daughter, Elaine, and her husband, Bruce Stacey, have given me t-shirts with those words on them, plus an additional t-shirt with another line from the same song, “Not ashamed to shout it!” Here is one of their scripture songs online.

Yours for believing,


12 thoughts on “Sunday, October 21, 2018

  1. “In the most fleeting of moments, in the stillness of time, we find love and compassion for one another. Echoes of God’s creation–what He gave us is so divine.” Beverlee Kay, Oct. 2018

    I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, lee all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3 RSV

    The Way, New Horizon

    • P.S. Wishing you a most blessed day, Sah, and praying all your needs are met. So happy you are still swimming, praying for others and sharing the love of Jesus.

      Wondering where Lianne Hogg is. Lianne, if you are reading this, hope you can make a post to let us know how you are. Please know how much you are missed.

      Irene, I remember you being concerned so long ago about the possibility of needing that surgery and am so grateful it was done successfully. To your continued healing.

      Thank you, dear Lord, for all these saints who are your earthly shepherds. God’s blessings to all, today, and ever grateful to share this blog, together.

  2. The Lord IS MY ROCK indeed. My disabled sister needs a touch & intervention by the Lord. An emergency dentist came to the nursing home & REMOVED the wrong tooth! Donna is still in pain with an obvious tooth removal. This is a dentist who comes from a company that does dental cleaning etc & should have recognized the very loose tooth & the soreness of the surrounding gum. I was so upset, I didn’t sleep last night. She still has the painful tooth! I’m asking the Lord to take over, to touch her, & relieve her pain (& fear).

    • Agreeing with you Doreen, for your sister…Lord I pray for your intervention for Doreen’s sister’s healing and freedom from pain.
      Lord I ask you to forgive the dentist who made this horrible mistake! and that he is more attentive to what he is doing, so that he does not make the same error again!!

      • Agreeing with Irene for your sister’s healing, Doreen. May she be freed from her pain and the proper tooth removed. And may you be relieved of worry.

  3. Again I am deeply moved by the photograph !! To think that Jesus actually healed people in that pool just blows my mind!
    Every time I read David’ words I am SOOO encouraged and sometimes very convicted.
    God bless you, Reynold, and please keep this blog going infinitude.

  4. I wish to thank God for His many mercies (receiving goodness that I do not deserve). I now request prayers for my daughter who is in her sixties and suffers from COPD and MS.

    God Bless everyone.


  5. Agreeing in prayer Doreen for your sister that she would be relieved of pain and the proper tooth would be removed. And the Lord would touch your daughter Blessed. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen!

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