Saturday, October 24, 2020

TRUTH

Today’s Reading: John 8

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Sunrise over the Dead Sea from Ein Gedi. The Apostle John wrote of Jesus Christ, “All things were  made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of Men.” (John 1:3,4)

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Key Verse: John 8:32

And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

Truth and Freedom…these words stand out in our reading. The accusers of the woman taken in adultery were faced with “TRUTH!” The result was “FREEDOM,” not only for the woman, but also for the men. She was free from death and was not condemned by Jesus. They were free to admit their sin and to be freed from the guilt of hypocrisy. Jesus was the only One who could’ve cast a stone. He is without sin, and He chose not to! What right does He have to change the Law of Moses? The scribes and pharisees quoted Moses’ Law on the matter. Jesus has every right to change Moses’ Law, because, as He stated, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” Jesus, in Himself the “TRUTH,” was the very One who had told Moses from the burning bush that His name was “I AM.” No wonder that the Jewish leaders, as recorded in the last verse of our reading, “took up stones to throw at Him.” He had given to Moses the Laws we’ve read in Leviticus, in order to show the impossibility of anyone living a holy life on their own. He is the One who provides forgiveness for our sins. The most often repeated verse in the Bible is, “His mercy endures forever.” For our worship today, we could read 1 Chronicles 16 and Psalm 136 (for both passages, click here). Turn to these amazing Words in your Bible, as I’ve done.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, “I Am,” I throw myself on Your mercy. I pray with the publican in the Temple, “Lord, be merciful to me a sinner.” Just as You said that this person went to his house “justified,” so am I justified before You, O Holy God. Thank You, Lord, that as I daily abide in YOUR WORD, TRUTH MAKES ME FREE. AMEN!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I am honoured to know Dr. Paul Maier, Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. He is often called on by the major radio and TV networks for his expertise. He spent every day for a year with me on 100 Huntley Street as we explored the book of Acts. His Dad is Dr. Walter Maier, Founder and former preacher on “The Lutheran Hour: Bringing Christ to the Nations.” I wrote Paul as we read Leviticus. Without explaining the context of my enquiry, let me quote the Doctor concerning the Leviticus’ laws: “Most of these laws regarding ‘abominations’ are inoperative today, as they were in Jesus’ day 2,000 years ago. Rabbinical Courts rarely, if ever, applied them.” I asked Dr. Maier specifically about Moses’ law concerning the practice of homosexuality. I quote, “The practice of homosexuality is in an entirely different category, since it is opposed also in the New Testament and is against natural law.” As I pointed out in the Leviticus commentaries, FORGIVENESS for ALL sin, based on the animal sacrifices which pictured the sacrifice of Jesus, Who is our final and complete Sacrifice for sin, is taught in the operative Word of God (Romans 1:16-32).

Yours for a Holy Spirit taught understanding of TRUTH,

David

11 thoughts on “Saturday, October 24, 2020

  1. Praying for society of today.. God is delivering those who answer His drawing call from the trap of “in the wrong body”, my sex is not matching my true identity. Society even celebrates such things now, making it acceptable. Lord, in Jesus Name, reveal truth & draw such ones to Yourself showing them Your mercy & bringing Deliverance to them. Bring joy to them & lead us ALL to drink more abundantly from the water 💦 in which we will never thirst again. Thank You 🙏. Praise Your Holy Name. Amen

  2. Did you know the beautiful building that houses 100 Huntley Street Is for sale? Yes TV has a lease. We should all be praying about this – that Family & Christian programmes will not be inhibited in anyway. Pray for the CEO & staff during this time. I received a letter from Rev Kevin Shepherd, CEO of Crossroads & YES TV. Amazing numbers of people are ministered to through Crossroads. Father, in Jesus Name, may Your Perfect Plan be forthcoming for such a time as this. In Jesus Name, Amen and Amen.

  3. Lord God, thank You for the great and Godly leaders You have provided – David Mainse, Billy Graham, William Booth, Abraham Lincoln, William Wilberforce, John & Charles Wesley, so many more, going back throughout time…
    You make Yourself known through creation, through Your Word, and through Your witnesses in every generation.
    Thank You for that, with all my heart.
    Lord God, bless all Your children today with boldness, wisdom, and love, and help each one to be faithful to Your calling on them, in Jesus’s great name, amen

    Tomorrow is a day of prayer and fasting for the U.S.; praying for God’s will to be done in and through that great land as they make momentous decisions which will affect all of us in this world. Check out Franklin Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, or Decision magazine’s websites for more info.

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