Thursday, October 24, 2019

CREATION

Today’s┬áReading: Psalm 104

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

 

Gobeklitepe, located in Turkey, is the oldest archeological sanctuary and oldest civilization known to man (approx. 8,000 BC). It is a series of mainly circular and oval-shaped structures set on the top of a hill. Excavations began in 1995 by Prof. Klaus Schmidt with the help of the German Archeological Institute. There is archelological proof that these installations were not used for domestic use but predominantly for ritual or religious purposes.

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

 

Key Verses: Psalm 104:31

May the glory of the Lord endure forever;

May the Lord rejoice in His works.

 

All the earliest records of the human race show that intelligent people were moved to worship the Creator God (as illustrated by the Youtube attachment in our P.S.). Our native people here in Canada and original peoples everywhere speak of “The Great Creator.” When we pause to think deeply, without the brainwashing efforts of those who, for some reason, refuse to believe in God, we cannot escape the conclusion that a supremely intelligent and all-powerful Creator made all that we see in nature. In deep appreciation for the Creator, the writer of today’s reading begins and ends with “Bless the Lord, O my soul!” Yesterday we recognized that we need to order our souls to practice the worship of God consistently! Bless Him! Cause Him to rejoice because we acknowledge that He has made us and all that there is!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Today, Lord God, I’m not making a prayer request here in the blog. I’m simply giving the order to myself to bless You with my worship! The Hymn comes to mind, “Crown Him With Many Crowns” (click here for this hymn of worship along with beautiful visuals of the glories of creation).┬áHe is worthy of all my praise!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In the mid 1800’s the walls between Roman Catholics and the Church of England were very high. Nevertheless, the hymn “Crown Him With Many Crowns” was one of several hymns in the English language that broke through those walls and everyone worshipped in song. The words were written by a Roman Catholic and the music by a Protestant. Another of those hymns was “Faith of Our Fathers.” On Father’s Day each year when I was a boy, we would sing the words, “In spite of dungeon, fire and sword, etc.” I would think of the Protestants who had been persecuted by the Roman Catholics as I sang (I had read the book, Fox’s Book of Martyrs). I was shocked to discover while in my twenties that this hymn was written by a Roman Catholic priest while serving time in a dungeon, where he had been placed by King Henry VIII. Yes, there are doctrinal differences between Catholics and Protestants, particularly as to how and where we encounter God in the salvation of our never-dying souls, but the worship of God and His Son, our Saviour, is our common ground!

Yours for the glory of “The Great Creator!”

David

P.S. This attachment will take close to an hour to watch, but it is well worth the time, if not now, then later. If possible, please don’t miss it. It’s a video called, “God In Ancient China.” It is a teaching from a Chinese Pastor in Singapore on the meanings of the Chinese language characters. You’ll be amazed!!! (click HERE).

Among the ancient ruins of Gobeklitepe in Turkey, you can see a stork or crane being depicted. Enhancing the beauty of structures with sculptures has been a feature of temples everywhere, including the Tabernacle of Moses, and the Temple and synagogues in which Jesus would have participated in the prayers, Scripture readings and teachings. Like this carved picture of a bird, the Chinese characters, as shown in the above youtube attachment, are pictures or engravings.

22 thoughts on “Thursday, October 24, 2019

  1. Such a beautiful Psalm and message. The song matches with the Psalm. Hope you enjoy, saints, and blessings upon you all, today. May your individual prayers be answered and may God lead our Canadian government.

    For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:15 NKJV

    We are encompassed with the sweet aroma of Jesus, and wherever we go we are a wonderful refreshment to God. Oswald Chambers

    Lied: Bless the Lord my Soul (with lyrics) (a different version, today)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYLKrFOLS-E

    • God bless you Beverlee Kay; always enjoy your posts; yes we ask God to lead our government, in Jesus Name amen
      I learned something again; when God says to do something,then do it!
      On Sunday he told me load my winter tires into the car and have them ready for exchange on the 23rd! I did this! And I was so thanKful that I LISTENED AND DID AS HE SAID; because Mon and Tues was very busy for me and I would have been so stressed; all I can say is THANK YOU LORD for reminding to do this ahead of time…..
      I am asking for all people to pray for the drugs to leave our communities and leave our children alone; I am praying for the Blood of the Lamb to cover our young people and move them into walking away from all the harmful drugs on the streets;
      I am asking for people to pray for our towns and cities to provide homes for those needing a place to live; we pray all this in Jesus Name amen amen amen

  2. Yes, I agree this is a beautiful psalm today.
    Glad to see you, Beverlee ,back making posts.
    May God bless all blog readers today.
    God is good!

  3. Bless the Lord, oh my soul,
    Oh my soul,
    Worship his holy name!

    Thank You, Lord God, for everything You made is good. As James said (here in the NLT), “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” (James 1:17)
    We truly have so much to be thankful for, and we know Who to thank! We praise You, Lord, for calling out to us and for making yourself known to us, for coming for us! You are indeed the God who speaks!

    We pray that your Word goes out freely through this world. The gates of hell will not prevail against your church. Bless all your people today, wash us, cover us and our families in your precious blood, fill us overflowingly with your Spirit, and use us to gather in more souls You love into your Kingdom. Have your perfect way in this your world today, Lord, we ask with grateful hearts in Jesus’s name, amen

  4. There are several Youtube videos on “God in Ancient China”,unmistakable proof of His majesty,not in the writing but within the structure of the words (the alphabet) themselves.You will be amazed….and blessed…and enlightened.God bless
    Show Them

    Show them mercy,that they can repent,
    Show them understanding for all are with sin,
    Show them My love that is heaven sent
    Show them the path to walk within.

    Show them kindness so that they can learn,
    Show them you are a light that I made to burn
    Show them My grace that no one must earn
    Show them truth that they may then turn.

    Show them your faith then I will give more,
    Show them they must get up after every fall,
    Show them to search out what they look for,
    Show them that I help one and all.

    When you show them the light to walk in,
    Then you are blessing Me with all of your love
    And your light fishes for souls to win,
    While shedding My light from above.
    G W Marshall / January 09, 2014

  5. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

    What a grand Psalm! off PRAISE and Glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus!!

    Much wisdom and exposition in David’s comments and Personal word!
    I was blessed singing “Crown Him with Many Crowns…”

    Thank you for the pictures, I plan on viewing the link!!.

    The Scripture I Read in my devotions this morning was “Bless the Lord Oh My Soul, and forget not all His benefits….”Psalm 103;1-2 God is sooo good Bless His Holy Name! Amen and Amen!

    I was in hospital for the past week and just got home yesterday afternoon, had some blood work done due to low blood count,, I praise the Lord for the care I received and ask that the Lord will bless the doctors and nurses and also those who serve in many other capacities, bless them and refresh them in their service Ohj LORD,Amen and Amen.

    Now I’m playing “catch-up”

    • IRENE
      PRAISE THE LORD, GLAD YOUR BACK HOME; THANKFUL FOR THE WONDERFUL CARE YOU RECEIVED; YES, MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR;
      PRAYERS OF THANKFULNESS FOR THE FREEDOM TO VOTE IN CANADA; BLESS THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS LEADERS AND THE LEADERS FAMILIES AND STAFF \
      IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY AMEN AMEN AMEN

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