Thursday, November 1, 2018


Today’s Reading: John 19

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The view from the Garden Tomb area toward what many believe to be Golgotha, the Place of the Skull, where Jesus was crucified. You can see in the rock formation what looks to be a skull.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

Key Verse: John 19:30

So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.


For readers who’ve been with me since we began the third time around on June 2nd, you know that we’ve completed the first three books of the Bible and that we are about to start Numbers. We’ve read of hundreds of animal sacrifices (they were used for food as well) and now these three words, “It is finished.” We could view again the video posted here some days ago which showed that, after Jesus’ death, God no longer accepted the animal sacrifices presented in the Temple (click here to view). Jesus proclaimed from the Cross that His Sacrifice for the sins of the whole world was complete. In Chapter 19 alone, there are 20 references listed in my Thomas Nelson Study Bible which indicate fulfilled prophecy by Jesus as He hung on the Cross. No wonder that soon after His death, thousands of Jews would believe in Jesus as the final Sacrifice for sin. Jesus’ task in His suffering and death for sin was “finished,” but His triumph was not. As He told His disciples, after three days He would rise again. The victory celebration of His resurrection continues to this day. Amen! Amen!


Lord Jesus, thank You for Your “amazing grace,” as the hymn says, “that saved a wretch like me.” I sing that most beloved hymn now as I pray. Because of the fact that You finished Your Sacrifice, I know that I can add nothing to that Sacrifice by my own efforts. I simply accept that fact. Help me to share the finished work of the Cross with someone today. Amen!


In the early days of exercising the call of God to be a Pastor, I rejoiced in the growth of the congregation. Rather than counting attendance at the services, I would count the precious people who partook of the remembrance elements of the Body and Blood of Jesus. The reason the Apostle quoted Jesus saying, “This do in remembrance of Me” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26), was because, “It is finished.” As I will shortly read Numbers, I keep this fact constantly in mind. Hallelujah!

Yours because “It is finished,”



6 thoughts on “Thursday, November 1, 2018

  1. God Bless you this new day. Thank God that Jesus said “It is finished.” We can thank Jesus that he has paid the price gfor our sins and wiped our sins away! Thank you Jesus! The 100 words that I got in my inbox today was yesterday’s Scripture Reading. I am thankful fgor this 100 Words. I am also thankful for the posting of the 100 Words. I so however have a Shortcut on mydesktop so I can click on same to get the most current post. Today’s reading is John 19.Thank you to the Mainse family family who continue to post this 100 Words.
    I usually get something on my posts saying that it is has not yet been approved it whatever. Can someone tell me why this happening? God Bless you all.

  2. Indeed it is finished!!! Thank You Jesus, You did all for me/us!! That we might live with You in the Father. Thank You God that You so loved the world that You sent Your only begotten Son into the world to die for us..and through Him none should perish but have everlasting life!!! Thank You Father in Heaven for Your Great Love!!!

    I prayed David’s prayer; and truly appreciate his comments and 100 Personal Words. Thank you Ron, Ann and Reynold for this daily manna.

    Blessings all you Saints…may your day be filled with Joy in the Lord!!

    Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892)
    American Quaker poet; written in 1872

    “Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
    Forgive our foolish ways!
    Re-clothe us in our rightful mind,
    In purer lives Thy service find,
    In deeper reverence, praise.

    In simple trust like theirs who heard
    Beside the Syrian sea
    The gracious calling of the Lord,
    Let us, like them, without a word
    Rise up and follow Thee.

    O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
    O calm of hills above,
    Where Jesus knelt to share with Thee
    The silence of eternity
    Interpreted by love!

    With that deep hush subduing all
    Our words and works that drown
    The tender whisper of Thy call,
    As noiseless let Thy blessing fall
    As fell Thy manna down.

    Drop Thy still dews of quietness,
    Till all our strivings cease;
    Take from our souls the strain and stress,
    And let our ordered lives confess
    The beauty of Thy peace.

    Breathe through the heats of our desire
    Thy coolness and Thy balm;
    Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
    Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
    O still, small voice of calm.”

    Andrea Bocelli – Amazing Grace

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