Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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Today’s Reading: Mark 13

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Nazareth Village is a unique place where visitors experience life in the first century. Pictured above is a synagogue as it may have looked at the time when Jesus read prophetic words about Himself from the prophet Isaiah (Luke 4:16-20).

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Key Verse: Mark 13:35-37

Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming — in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning — lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!


The destruction of the Temple happened in 70 A.D. We are still living in the times predicted by the Son of God who was also the greatest Prophet. The fig tree, the symbol of Israel as a nation, has been given new life. Never before in human history has an ancient nation been reborn with their own territory, and never before has a dead language been fully restored (Hebrew). What is the core message of today’s reading? JESUS IS COMING AGAIN SOON! Most people live their lives oblivious to this fact. Over 500 references to His coming in power and glory are in the Bible. If we lived in the continuous awareness of His coming, how different our lives would be!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I praise You for the truth of Your soon return. Please give me the alertness to be constantly watching for Your coming. May my life, my witness for You, my finances, and my deeds be pleasing in Your sight, so that I will not be ashamed at the moment of Your return. I pray this in Your Name, Jesus. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I heard a preacher say, “Who will be taken up with Jesus when He comes? Answer: Those who are taken up with Him now!” My wife, Norma-Jean, tries to make sure that I don’t get distracted by the daily pressures of life, forgetting that Jesus could return at any second. I think she averages at least once a day saying, “David, Jesus is coming soon.” It’s her way of keeping me on the “straight and narrow,” I think. In turn, I remind her of the same. I’m looking out the window to the east as I type this. The stars that I saw earlier have disappeared, and our star, the sun, has cast a pre-dawn light across the sky. I’m deeply moved to think that Jesus could come today. One of my main intentions in doing this blog is to help keep all who join me from sleeping spiritually. It’s time to “rise and shine!”

Yours in keen anticipation of His soon return,

David

20 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 5, 2020

  1. Sweet is the friendship of my soul with Thee,
    Oh heavenly Father.
    Whereby I would not want nor tarry,
    For a single thing.
    But in the presence of
    Thy loving grace and mercy,
    That I might for this moment,
    Rest in Thee.

    © Beverlee Kay
    August, 2020

    Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
    Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
    Psalm 37:4-5 KJV

    Rest in The Lord
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiKWeK37C6Q

  2. Father God, we pray against thie evil, rebellious spirit which leads so many to shake their fists in Your face. Open people’s eyes up to see You, to know You, to trust You. Help all Your children, Lord, do the things You have given us to do, in Jesus’s name, amen

  3. Yes meaningful poem Beverlee and scripture. As I look out my window I see now golden rain ripening under white billowy clouds. Indeed the fields are ripe unto harvest. Key verse is meaningful also today, “Watch.” Let’s pray for the people of Beirut while their hearts are tender. Such a tragedy! Had a chance to witness again to one of my brothers. Thank you for your prayers. Praying for you!

  4. Jesus’ prophetic scripture; to “watch and pray” not to be caught off guard for we do not know the time of His coming.

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