Monday, November 9, 2020


Today’s Reading: Numbers 8-9

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The Tabernacle of Moses replica was set up at Crossroads in Burlington, Ontario, for the summer of 2012. This is looking from just in front of the divide of the Holy of Holies through the Holy Place toward the Outer Courts. The Golden Lampstand is on the right, and the Table of Showbread on the left.

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Key Verse: Numbers 9:15

Now on the day that the tabernacle was raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of the Testimony; from evening until morning it was above the tabernacle like the appearance of fire.


Our reading begins with the arrangement of the lamps so that they give maximum light in the Tabernacle. The lamps enabled them to see with their physical eyes. Guidance when it’s dark is provided this way; there was light like the appearance of fire above the Tabernacle at night (verse 9:15). There is an inner light described here (verse 9:8). Hearing from God brings insight. That inner light shines for us as we read God’s Word each day. For example, we can observe that the Levites are a type of Christ as they represent the people before God (verses 8:17-18). In the Bible, this is called “typology”. There are many examples of this illumination so that we may see Christ with greater understanding as we read the Old Testament. To show how this works in the light of our reading, I suggest you read now Romans 8:29 and Colossians 1:15-18. Jesus is revealed in this light as the Firstborn among God’s children and the Firstborn in all creation.


Lord Jesus, please shine the Light of Your presence so that I may see You always. As we saw in our reading two days ago, You make Your face shine upon me. I love You Lord, and see both outwardly and inwardly that You love me. Thank You for revealing Yourself to me. Amen!


One of my favourite places to visit in Israel is the ruins of Caesarea, the place where Pontius Pilate had his seat of power as Roman Governor. Back in the 1960’s, when I first visited there, great sand dunes covered what we now can see. Through the centuries, sand from the Sahara Desert had blown into the sea and been transported from the south coast to the east coast. Then the winds blew the sand into piles along the shore. There were, for example, so-called scholars who claimed the story of Pilate was fiction. But then, in the 1970’s, as much of the sand was removed, a large stone was discovered with an engraving which revealed the accuracy of the Biblical account. To show this fact, I arranged for a replica of this stone to be displayed in our Expo ’86 Vancouver Pavilion of Promise. Later, as we opened the Crossroads Centre in Burlington, the same stone was displayed, along with replicas of many archaeological discoveries, all of which help us to see that if God’s Word is true as history, and it is, then it is also true when the Light of the World shows us eternal truth.

Yours, to help us “Walk in the light as He is in the light” (1 John 1:5-7),


25 thoughts on “Monday, November 9, 2020

  1. Thank you for praying for Joe who had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his throat. The surgery went well, however Joe is in a lot of pain. Please pray for his wife and family, also. Pray also for wisdom for the doctors, as they are not sure what the next steps should be.

    My husband, Joseph still needs prayer, as he recovers from the brain surgery that he had a week ago. Please pray that the incision will heal well and that God will heal him completely. Please pray that the Lord will give me the physical, emotional and spiritual strength that I need, as I care for him.

    Thank you so much and God bless you, all!

    • Amen,Luisa.I have prayed for all of you.My 4 closest friends are in similar situations.One is 86,has a leaky heart valve and Pancreatic Cancer;the most humble person I know.The other has advanced Parkinson’s,heart conditions,prostate Cancer,Diabetes,Cataracts and some minor problems but he has great tenacity.He even has set some senior weight lifting records recently but he is struggling with depression now too.I could quote the remainder of my prayer list…Have faith and trust Him.God bless

    • Agreeing in prayer with Luisa, Rob and William for those in need of the Holy Spirit’s healing touch. We call for Your will to be done in the lives of all we pray for, Lord.

      We cry to You, Abba Father, to strengthen and comfort Joseph and bring him great rest that his brain and body needs at this time. We pray his incision heals well and that he regains his mental awareness in the days ahead. Lord, ease Luisa’s mind and worry by providing her with all the help she needs to care for her husband. Take away her concerns, any fear in small setbacks, and grant them continual peace. We pray for Your constant Presence to be with them at the hospital and in their home. In Jesus’ precioius Name. Amen.

      We bring Joe, his wife and family to You, Lord, following his cancer surgery. We pray for Your direction to uncover the cause of Joe’s pain and help the oncologists eradicate it, Lord. Ease his suffering, Jesus. Ruach, breath of life, Holy Spirit, flow through him and give him the rest his body needs. In the mighty Name of Jesus, give him courage. We pray for him on bended knee. Amen.

      God, please be with William’s four closest friends who require immediate healing for cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cataracts and depression. Lift them up Jesus as the weight of illness, surgery, treatment and hospital stays brings patients’ spirits down. We know Lord that by Your stripes, we are healed. Strengthen them Lord, like iron. By Your miraculous touch, may they find rest in Your Holy presence. Amen.

      We call to You, Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals and Jehovah Jireh, the Lord who provides. Jehovah Sabaoth, the Lord our Protector and Jehovah Nissi, the Lord, our Banner of Victory. Wow!!! We are in the Heavenly Realm, surrounded by Angels at all corners of the beds of each Child of God, we have brought to You in prayer. We have no fears for we trust in You, Lord and You, alone! In Jesus’ precious Name. We the saints, give YOU, all the glory and praise!! Amen, amen, and amen. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

    • LORD You have heard Luisa’s Prayers for her Husband Joseph, and for Joe, when we cry unto You, You answer; I pray for Your Highest and Best for Joseph, Joe and Luisa. Thank You Jesus, Amen!

  2. Thank You, Lord God, for all Your caregivers and servants, of whom You are first. Please give us all grace to do what is right and good. Forgive us for all the many times we fall short and help us to move on in Your grace, forgiveness, and love. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. Amen Rob. Lord we lift up all folks mentioned today. May Your greatest blessings be upon them. We know that You care about each one. Thank You Lord. Be with families & with those living alone during this time. Glorify Yourself in all the world . Thank You for the beautiful weather we are having. Bless Beverlee today as she adjusts to her new living area. Thank You, in Jesus Name. Amen

  4. Yes Amen to all the heartfelt prayers and may God’s will of health and healing to done in each situation, lifting up all those concerned. In Jesus Name Amen!

  5. Lord Jesus, I ask for special touch on the Mainse family for their faithfully in presenting this daily manna.

    Our scripture today emphasizes the obedience to God’s instructions
    Moses and the Israelites were.

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