Tuesday, November 3, 2020

NUMBERING ISRAEL

Today’s Reading: Numbers 1

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This replica of the Tabernacle of Moses was set up behind the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, during the summer of 2012.

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Key Verse: Numbers 1:50

…but you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the Testimony, over all its furnishings, and over all things that belong to it; they shall carry the tabernacle and all its furnishings; they shall attend to it and camp around the tabernacle.

 

Here we are in Numbers. It’s a difficult book to read, but we need to stick with it. Completing the entire Bible in two years is a worthy goal. The first chapter initiates a census, from which comes the name of the book. Almost as soon as Mount Sinai is out of sight, the people begin to complain (Numbers 11). Even Moses’ brother and sister speak against his leadership (Numbers 13). Finally, the ultimate in faithlessness, the people refuse to move into the Promised Land, wandering in the wilderness for 40 years. At the book’s end, Israel is again numbered in preparation for acting on God’s promise (Numbers 26). Only two names appear in both numberings, Joshua and Caleb. There is more to come about these two heroes of obedience and faith. Israel developed two armies, one to stand before God and one before men…the Levites and all the others. These armies ensure the integrity of Israel, both spiritual and temporal.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I realize that I live in two worlds as did the Israelites. Grant me grace to faithfully execute my spiritual responsibilities, and from the strength received from You, to carry out my responsibilities to help ensure the integrity of my nation. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I accepted an invitation from Col. White of the Canadian Armed Services to address a gathering of Christian military personnel some years ago. That Sunday morning, I brought a message from God’s Word to both the Roman Catholic and the Protestant services. I noticed a Ukrainian Army Colonel sitting in the front pew of both services. Following the second service, he approached me and said, “If I could arrange for you to address our officer corp in Ukraine on the subject of having Padres or Chaplains in our military, would you come to us?” “Yes,” I responded. About two years later, under the sponsorship of the Military Christian Fellowship, Norma-Jean and I arrived in Kiev. At the opening banquet, I told the story of the army officer Cornelius (Acts 10) and made a toast to him. I suggested that he be honoured by their army. They rose, lifted their vodka-filled glasses, and I heard loud cries of “Da, Da, Yes, Yes.” It was a way to share the message of Jesus with officers who had been raised under official communist atheism.The gathering continued the next day with several speakers, as well as myself. Within two years, the Army of the Ukraine had Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Baptist and Pentecostal Chaplains. Their concern militarily at that time was the presence of Islamic countries on their borders. They had been attacked by the Tartars over the centuries. They heard, received, and acted upon the message that they needed a spiritual army as well as earthly military might.

Yours for God and country,

David

30 thoughts on “Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  1. Dear Lord God, thank You for caring about the big things and small. I agree with William and commit the U.S. election into Your capable hands. We pray for Godly leadership in the U.S. and throughout this world. Help clear-thinking people get out to vote. Draw people to You today, we ask in Jesus’s name, amen

  2. Praying for America we know that God is in control and he already knows who’s going to get into the oval office God loves America and God bless America Amen to the postings and comments above 🇺🇸

  3. This election is a very pivotal one in US history what happens tonight will not only affect Canada but the world the eyes of the entire world are looking at what will happen in the US today and in the days to come and this in this election will have the greatest impact like the world has never known and how this election affects biblical biblical end times like I said it’s very very pivotal once again God bless America and also the Americans that live in Canada will also be looking to see what will happen and for Americans that possibly live in other countries I said possibly I didn’t say for sure but I said possibly this election will have the greatest impact like the world has never known this election is happening for such a Time as this as it embarks on the world stage and like I said the world Canada will be looking to America once again God loves America and God bless America amen amen amen and amen🙏🇺🇸

  4. Amen to the prayers for the USA. May God intervene and God Bless America.
    Also praying for you Doreen, hope that BP settles and you are soon feeling better.

  5. My dental appointment for having my tooth filling replaced is at 1:30 pm today, Nov 3rd.

    I would appreciate prayer that all will go well. thank you

  6. I’m trusting that your tooth repair went well Irene, and that you are feeling better now. Thanks for all your prayers for me folks. Much appreciated & needed. God is good. Amen

  7. Trust all went well for you today Irene and thank you Eleanor for your concern. Know what HBP is about Doreen and hope yours go down. I buy hibiscus tea as they say it is good for that and also take Webber naturals Omega-3 liquid, 700mg EPA/DHA lemon flavor in the morning plus my prescribed pills.
    Amen, God Bless America. Am praying for the election and may God’s will be done. Have two brothers and families just across the border.

    • Amen Ger and all who are praying for the elections in the USA. My daughter, Gavin’s mother lives in Texas.
      God is in control so I am leaving it in His hands.
      Blessings to all. Eleanor M.

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