Monday, November 12, 2018


Today’s Reading: Numbers 14

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The Temple of Kom Ombo stands on the east bank of the Nile, right next to the river, about 4 km from the town of Kom Ombo. It was dedicated to two Egyptian gods, Horus and Sobek. Lucifer inhabited these temples in order to receive the worship he coveted in Heaven but failed to receive. He was cast out of Heaven and banished to the planet Earth where his final incarceration in the Lake of Fire is guaranteed in the final judgment.

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


Key Verse: Numbers 14:19

Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.


How strange! The majority wanted to go back to Egypt. This, in spite of the Red Sea miracle, the water from the rock, the manna, the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night. Before we judge them harshly, consider how attractive the old world can be to us when the going gets tough. When Moses preached God’s judgment on backsliding, it’s amazing how quickly the plan was changed (14:35). Then they made another big mistake. They presumed that God would restore everything as it was (14:44). Not so! There are consequences to a rebellious spirit. Yes, they were forgiven and God did not destroy them. It’s true that God is great in mercy. Nevertheless, they had forfeited the Promised Land. I expect to meet most of these people in Heaven, but in this life there are God-given opportunities which, if missed, will never be ours again.


Lord God, I ask, by Your grace, as I daily submit to Your will, that I will not miss opportunities to follow Your plan. Help me to make You my #1 Priority. In the Name of the One who always did what He saw You doing, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen! (See John 5:17-20).


I gave my life to Jesus at 16 and at 18 decided to give myself fully to Him for His Ministry through me. In my early years, I struggled often with the assurance that I was doing the will of God. Then I learned Jesus’ secret as to where He found the will of His Father. Remember, He never used His divinity to help Himself. He lived His life as a Man. His favourite name for Himself was “Son of Man.” Here’s the way Jesus did it. Read with me Mark 1:35…”Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.” Also, Matthew 14:23…”And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on a mountain to pray.” Then Luke 6:12…”And it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray.” My passion is to be like Jesus. With God’s help, I’ve made early morning prayer a daily priority.

Yours for a consistent daily life in prayer and in God’s Word, so that knowing and doing God’s will becomes a way of life,


P.P.S. Check out the pictures below at the Sea of Galilee. They were taken during our Israel Tour in 2012 and posted when we were at today’s same Bible reading portion. This is a two-year through the Bible reading program. In the early years of the Crossroads ministry, we published the reading challenge in magazines and in ten different books. Now here is this 80-year-old man embracing hi-tech Internet blogging. Thanks very very much for joining me daily!!!

Singing aboard a boat on the Sea of Galilee.

10 thoughts on “Monday, November 12, 2018

  1. SO nice to see these photos of David and Norma-Jean in Israel!! Oh, saints–feeling alive in the Spirit, this morning. We never assume, Lord God. We abide in You and give thanks that You have saved and delivered us. Wishing all saints a precious day in the glory of our Lord. Oh, that He might bless you abundantly, today–in all things.

    If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 ESV

    Hillsong-Mighty To Save (with lyrics)

  2. Thank you Beverlee, our God is mighty to save. We sing this in our Church and I thank you for posting it. I love the old hymns but the newer ones have the Message as well. I look forward to seeing your posts everyday.
    God bless all who read this blog and I pray for each one who needs a special touch from The Lord today. Proverbs 3:5&6.
    Eleanor M.

    • Yes Lord bless all who post on this site! The music is so sweet!
      need prayer please:
      have room,bath, own entrance for busy mature working person,no smokes/drinks/pets/parties clean quiet place asking the Lord to bring the right person to rent this room; need funds to go on loan, Thanking the Lord for winter tires & the hubcap!!!! TY Lord, bless all on this prayer line amen amen

  3. Yes, it’s good to see David and Norma- Jean here; David overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Thanks for your posting Beverlee and Eleanor. Lots to meditate on this morning from the Scripture and David’s message. Be blessed today saints!

  4. May God bless us all with his holy spirit.
    I read this statement by Dr. Graham: “The greatest need in the world is the transformation of human nature. We need a new heart that will not have lust and greed and hate in it. We need a heart filled with love and peace and joy, and that is why Jesus came into the world. He died on the cross to make peace between us and God and to change us from within by His Spirit. He can change you, if you will turn to Him in repentance and faith.”

  5. Great pictures, both Norma-Jean and David look so good and so happy. Thanks for sharing!

    Be blessed on this Day the Lord has Made, all you saints!!

  6. so thankful for all who post on this prayer line! God bless everyone; I pray good health for all,
    Lord need financial help! have the room for rent;non smokes/no alcohol/no pets/no parties, suitable for hardworking person perhaps works 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. maybe at a hotel or at another eatery;gets meals at work;had this before, it worked great! Lord You see the whole situation, have had nice people in the past Lord You see all the situation, please help me with the financial situation TY Lord in Jesus Name I Pray amen

  7. such a blessing to read the prayer requests! I pray God will heal those who are ill..need prayers also,
    have room,bath own entrance for busy,mature working person;non/smoke/booze/drugs/pets/parties for responsible,respectful person,prefer someone who works 2 – 10 p..m.,gets meals at work; the Lord has provided very nice people in the past, I am asking Him to do this again,put funds down on loan,
    pray for our leaders; pray the Holy Spirit will enter their hearts and guide them to be good leaders,honest,caring,compassionate;able to work with other leaders in Jesus Name we Pray amen
    music was Brilliant!

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