Sunday, November 11, 2018

MILK & HONEY

Today’s Reading: Numbers 12-13

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).

 

A Bee Keeper set up his operation in the north of Israel at the foot of Mount Hermon – “A Land flowing with milk and honey.”

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

 

Key Verse: Numbers 13:30

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

 

In Chapter 12, a very difficult lesson was learned by Moses’ brother Aaron and sister Miriam. God reaffirmed Moses’ leadership in no uncertain terms. Miriam had led the song and dance celebrating their deliverance from Pharaoh and the Red Sea (Exodus 15:20-21). Now she is punished temporarily with leprosy. Why not Aaron? Miriam was the leader in questioning Moses’ leadership. After all, she had cared for Moses when he was a little baby. No doubt she thought she had the right. Let’s learn the lesson of intercession. Aaron and Moses cried out to God for her healing (12:11-13). Nevertheless, she suffered the consequences given in Leviticus chapters 13 & 14. In seven days she was restored.

In chapter 13, there are 11 names that live in disgrace and 2 in honour. Only one tribal leader, Caleb of Judah, lived to see God at work. Also, Joshua, the personal assistant to Moses, who had been one of the spies, survived and succeeded Moses as leader.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, You promised a land flowing with milk and honey to Your people. May I be given the grace to believe You for the fulfillment of all Your promises that pertain to me. I ask these mercies in Your Name, Lord Jesus, and I claim the promised land of Your Kingdom. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

What an amazing time to be alive with this technology linking the world! The old blessings are in Israel today too, with which the land “flows.” When in Israel for breakfast we would enjoy the sweetest honey ever and, from the milk of this land, we would enjoy at least three kinds of cheese.

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Canadians are remembering those who died in times of war. I cannot help but remember that it was in the Promised Land that Jesus died waging war on sin and evil. Jesus has won that battle for all who will receive His sacrifice on our behalf. This blog is one way to make every day a “REMEMBRANCE” day!

Yours for remembering,

David

P.S. Below is the official government symbol for visitors to Israel. It’s the story of Joshua and Caleb who brought back, from the land of milk and honey, the largest bunch of grapes anyone had ever seen.

 

 

17 thoughts on “Sunday, November 11, 2018

  1. I just want to ‘drop off ‘ this poem I wrote a few days ago before I leave for the Remembrance Day service.Jesus gave the greatest sacrifice for the whole world and fallen soldiers gave their sacrifice for their country.Let us remember always.
    The Crown Is Yours

    Do not let the poppy die,
    For it remembers those who die
    In wars to keep our homelands free,
    They kept freedom for you and me.

    They died in the snow and rain
    And in the fields where since they’ve lain,
    For each was to each a brother
    And they died for one and other.

    But as a whole they gave all
    And had to see their comrades fall
    Remembering what they can’t forget
    For some still battle,even yet.

    So let us not let them down,
    For each now wears a golden crown
    And each who fought and still lives,
    The crown is yours,the Father gives.
    ‎GW(Bill)Marshall/08 Nov,‎2018

  2. Praise God for today’s reading and message.To all those who served and those who died serving, for our freedom–we give our utmost thanks and honour to you, today. That includes my Uncle John who died just a week before the end of the war. Thank you Jesus, for dying for us. Wishing all saints a blessed day in worship.

    Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people,
    come to my aid when you save them. Psalm 106:4 NIV

    Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M720ICH_Ne0

  3. Good morning Blog friends in Christ,

    Thinking of you today and every morning in prayer. Would we even be here if it were not for those soldiers who gave there lives keeping our country free…

    In remembrance of them,,,

    God Bless

  4. Thanking you Lord for all those who laid down their lives for our freedom and to them also. Attended a Remembrance service on Friday with the school children. Thinking of two young men in this family, one who detonated land mines in Afghanistan not too long ago and one now serving in Iraq. Lord Jesus please keep them safe and all those who serve with them.

  5. Today is “Remembrance Day”. Our congregation honoured those who gave their lives so we may live in freedom and in peace!

    Our Lord Jesus Christ made the greatest sacrifice, He shed His blood for us and cleansed us from all sin, and forgave us our iniquity.

    The Word today speaks of God’s displeasure with those who complain and speak against His anointed.
    Lord I pray, “cleanse my heart O God make it wholly Thine, and may the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Thy sight”, Amen!

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