Saturday, September 26, 2020

READ CAREFULLY

Today’s Reading: Luke 23

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).

 

This Roman road made of paving stones is below the modern city level of Jerusalem. It is the road Jesus would have walked on while carrying His cross to Calvary.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Luke 23:27-28

And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children…”

 

In the movie, Passion of the Christ, they got it wrong. They showed only two or three women weeping. Notice the word “also.” The great multitude had just arrived in the city after spending the night in neighbouring communities. Thousands had come from the Galilee for the Passover in Jerusalem. The “great multitude” wept also. More proof is found in verses 48 & 49. “The whole crowd…beat their breasts.” It was not the average Jew who crucified Jesus, it was the crowd who were on the payroll of the High Priest. The High Priest and his early morning employees were the ones who cried, “Crucify Him…His blood be upon us and upon our children.” The twisting of Scripture to condemn all the Jewish people has been a tool of Satan to promote anti-semitism, which eventually resulted in the Holocaust of the Nazis. This illustrates the supreme importance of a careful study of God’s Word, Word by Word!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You said that the Spirit of Truth would guide us into all truth. I’m asking, Holy Spirit, that You will do that for me today. By Your illumination of Your Word, I’ll do my best to pay attention to little words like “also.” I weep to think of the tragedies perpetrated on the Jewish people because Satan messed with the minds of those who either ignorantly or deliberately misinterpreted these Scriptures. Please give us a new start in our relationships with Your ancient people.  Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

How well I remember making statements like, “The fickle crowd shouted their praises of Jesus on Palm Sunday and just five days later were shouting, ‘Crucify Him.'” I was 100% wrong. They were not the same people. The small area known as Pilate’s Judgment Hall would hold only about 300 people. It was 6 a.m. when the first shift of those on the High Priest’s payroll arrived for work. The great multitude would not have arrived in the city until about 9 a.m. I’ve prayed fervently that I will be more careful in my studies and my efforts to teach. There is another example of the twisting of Scripture in today’s reading. It’s in verse 43. Back in the 1840’s, a Brooklyn, NY, pastor moved the comma from before the word “today” to after it. He began to preach that the thief was not in Paradise with Jesus the day of his death, but only in the future resurrection. This was the beginning of the Watchtower Society, otherwise known as Jehovah’s Witnesses. The pastor’s name was Charles Russell. He continued to twist other Scriptures to go against the historical understanding of the Word of God. There are no commas in the original language, but a comparison of the rest of the Scriptures would show that in English the comma belongs where it is in our Bibles. I pledge to pay careful attention to detail in this blog and always.

Yours for a more thorough understanding of the Word of God,

David

P.S. Once again, here is a segment from 100 Huntley Street. Moira Brown interviews Dr. Andy Bannister. This again is for the purpose of emphasizing the reliability of the Bible and how it answers life’s toughest questions (click here).

 

13 thoughts on “Saturday, September 26, 2020

  1. Can you feel the steps of Jesus carrying the burden of the cross on that stoneway, knowing how He would suffer and die for us? God in all his glory died through that part of himself, Jesus, that we may be reunited together in all eternity. How could he love us so, if we were not truly a part of him? We weep with all our brothers and sisters in knowing how the Jewish people have been persecuted relentlessly. We give thanks for David’s great teaching to know the Truth of God’s holy Word. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord. May His love and peace be upon you.

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
    2 Cor 5:17 NKJV

    I Can Only Imagine, Mercy Me
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xwzItqYmII

  2. The SDA also move that comma to the far side of “today” in scripture.I seldom go on Facebook now but will share David’s words.Satan is indeed extremely cunning and we ‘must admit’ to ourselves that he is much more intelligent than each of us are or we give him another tool to use against us.Be always on guard against the evil one.May God bless
    I Am The Darkness

    I am the darkness and lurk near the edge ,
    I shun the light that all can still see.
    Where my goal is to guide you off your ledge,
    So you will be in darkness just like me.

    I am pretentious and seem like a friend,
    I will teach within yourself that you will find,
    The answers that make your sorrow end,
    But not reveal,this will make you blind.

    I wait in shadows by the fork in the road,
    I may not even know that I lead astray,
    As I will seem to help you with your load,
    And you and I walk down the wrong way.

    I will keep you in sorrow with a soft word,
    That eases the pain but blinds the mind,
    And twist God’s message you have heard,
    So that you also will…..remain blind.
    GW(Bill) Marshall /Sept 18, 2012

    Off The Cross

    They opened my flesh to the bone,
    Harder still when they heard no moan,
    As meat was torn from my ribs;
    For my clothes they claimed dibs.

    As the cross was still on the ground,
    A mother’s sobs were the only sound,
    My body ached in so much pain,
    From the whips that fell like rain.

    They drove the spike through my hand,
    As my Father’s shadow covered the land,
    Then they raised the cross up high
    To where my body would soon die.

    Each breath then came with bolts of pain
    As Satan sought this world to regain.
    But he knew I would do it again
    Just to break his worldly reign.

    That is why I broke the serpent’s sword
    And became your loving,willing Lord,
    For to step down off the cross,
    The world then would be My loss.
    GW (Bill) Marshall/ (2011~2012)

  3. Nurse called this am telling me my sister not good. They now have her on oxygen & meds to help her. Very concerned. Dr will be coming. I’m quite weak today but thankfully God is with her. I placed her into His arms. May His Perfect Will takeover. 🙏 Amen

  4. Thank You, Lord God – Your ways are right and true and good. Thank You for all Your faithful ones in all this world and in Heaven. Bless and strengthen each one in You, and help each one to be about Your business, I ask in Jesus’s name

    Here is a link to the March of Prayer today in Washington D.C. As I watched it, I was in prayer for Canada and for all this world. I do pray for God’s will to be done, that God’s Word will go out freely everywhere, that people will be convicted of sin and will turn to God and be saved, in the great name of Jesus, amen
    (You may have to copy and paste this link to get it to work, but it is worth watching.)
    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=398628401129437&id=131201286936061

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