Friday, May 31, 2019

FILLED WITH GOD

Today’s┬áReading: Ephesians 3

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

 

Our 100words.ca photographer, my eldest son, opened his Bible to Ephesians and placed it among the ruins of ancient Ephesus on a door entrance to what was probably a Christian’s home or place of business. The circle with the symbols secretly represented the Christian faith. The other dark circles were so that people would not slip when entering.

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

 

Key Verses: Ephesians 3:17-19

That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height — to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

 

Just imagine the overcoming strength Paul has received from God. He is writing this from a prison in Rome. Paul takes on the principalities and powers which manifest themselves in Caesar, the ruler who claimed to be a god. Who is truly free, and who is the prisoner?

Paul’s prayer is not just for the believers at Ephesus, but for us too! To be filled with all the fullness of God means that we will be fuller than we were before when we were already full. How can this be? Our capacity for God living in us has expanded because of God answering Paul’s prayer! Let us keep topping up every day without fail! Here is a three-step plan for becoming more like Jesus: (1) Be strengthened with power through His Spirit, (2) Understand that Christ dwells in our hearts by faith, and (3) Get a grasp on the fact that Christ loves us totally.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, I am making Paul’s prayer mine and praying it word for word. Your answer to this prayer is “Yes!”…a thousand times “Yes!” I’m reading Ephesians 3:14-21 again and again. To You “be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

From my earliest days in public ministry, I established a practise of spending as much time in prayer as I spent in preparation for ministry. Keeping a balance between head and heart is vitally important. When the 100 Huntley Street daily telecast began June 15th, 1977, I knew that I was not to go on air unless I had spent at a minimum the same amount of time in prayer as I would spend on TV. I believe the Lord clearly showed me that failure to do this would result in my own thoughts being expressed and not His thoughts. I suggest we read Isaiah 55:6-13. How does one get wet when it’s raining? Just go out in the rain with the umbrella down. How does one get soaked in God’s thoughts? Through much prayer and the reading of God’s Word. His Word contains His thoughts!

Yours for learning how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

David

The Church of Mary in Ephesus, built around 200 AD, is a church of great historical significance. It is also known as the Double Church, because it is thought one aisle was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the other to St. John. It has also been referred to as the Council Church, because the Council of Ephesus is believed to have been held here. It is the first church to take Mary’s name and the site of two important ecumenical councils in 431 and 449, in which the natures of Christ and Mary were hotly disputed.

In Goreme Cappadocia Turkey the people built their homes into cone shaped hills and in Kaymakli they excavated deep below the ground for their city. The first photo is Goreme and the next photo is a room beneath the ground in Kaymakli. These troglodyte cave-cities were excavated as early as Hittite times, and expanded over the centuries as various marauding armies traversed Central Anatolia in search of captives and plunder. There are 36 underground cities in Cappadocia

In Goreme Cappadocia in Turkey, the people built their homes into cone shaped hills and in Kaymakli they excavated deep below the ground for their city. These troglodyte cave-cities were excavated as early as Hittite times, and were expanded over the centuries as various marauding armies traversed Central Anatolia in search of captives and plunder. There are 36 underground cities in Cappadocia.

5 thoughts on “Friday, May 31, 2019

  1. The Revival In Belfast,PEI was great but we had no internet so I just got caught up on 100 Words last night.There was a ‘local miracle’ friday night as a little 3 yr old boy swallowed a small object which found it’;s way into his lung.He is the son of the lead guitar player who was absent that night.He was airlifted to Halifax and doing better by by Sat night.Sunday night he was shown onscreen sitting up in bed with his mother,both smiling.Needless to say,the applause was huge for an answered prayer.This was the 13th yr,about 7-8 for us.Paul and Priscilla Reid always travel with Robin as speakers.They are his close friends and church planters in Ireland.
    This event is a good example of soaking in the Holy Spirit and fills us inside.This year we had an extra couple with us.Praise God for this yearly infusion.God bless

    • Ain’t that just like the Lord! Praise and thanksgiving to our Lord God Almighty for the safe removal of the object inside the child’s body!
      It is AMAZING that this incident happened on the that particular night; all people witnessed the Glory of the Lord….it has me shaking with pure delight! Thank you Lord, thank You in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  2. Yes who is captive? the one who thinks he is god, or the one whom the true God who has set us free through Jesus Christ Our Lord: truly the Apostle Paul was free, even though he was in a man made prison!
    Our God is so good, Praise His Holy Name!! Amen and Amen!!

    Be blessed on this Day of The Lord, the Day that the Lord has made!

  3. The last picture in today’s study reminds of bee hives. Thank u Reynold for all the great photos you take and share.

    I further my study of God’s teachings by reading Dr. Denison’s blog each day also. He has such good advise as well:

    https://youtu.be/uPKGZciTNpE

    So true Irene. God bless you.

  4. THANK YOU LORD FOR SWIMMING! bless the lifeguards; they are terrific,Thank you Lord for my home, car, for good neighbours;bless Jim;so thankful for his help;bless the Christian community; may they reach out to all people; Bless the Gospel Choir; bless the director; in Jesus Name we Pray amen

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