Wednesday, November 11, 2020

MILK & HONEY

Today’s Reading: Numbers 12-13

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).

 

A Bee Keeper set up his operation in the north of Israel at the foot of Mount Hermon – “A Land flowing with milk and honey.”

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: Numbers 13:30

Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

 

In Chapter 12, a very difficult lesson was learned by Moses’ brother Aaron and sister Miriam. God reaffirmed Moses’ leadership in no uncertain terms. Miriam had led the song and dance celebrating their deliverance from Pharaoh and the Red Sea (Exodus 15:20-21). Now she is punished temporarily with leprosy. Why not Aaron? Miriam was the leader in questioning Moses’ leadership. After all, she had cared for Moses when he was a little baby. No doubt she thought she had the right. Let’s learn the lesson of intercession. Aaron and Moses cried out to God for her healing (12:11-13). Nevertheless, she suffered the consequences given in Leviticus chapters 13 & 14. In seven days she was restored.

In chapter 13, there are 11 names that live in disgrace and 2 in honour. Only one tribal leader, Caleb of Judah, lived to see God at work. Also, Joshua, the personal assistant to Moses, who had been one of the spies, survived and succeeded Moses as leader.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, You promised a land flowing with milk and honey to Your people. May I be given the grace to believe You for the fulfillment of all Your promises that pertain to me. I ask these mercies in Your Name, Lord Jesus, and I claim the promised land of Your Kingdom. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

What an amazing time to be alive with this technology linking the world! The old blessings are in Israel today too, with which the land “flows.” When in Israel for breakfast we would enjoy the sweetest honey ever and, from the milk of this land, we would enjoy at least three kinds of cheese.

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. Canadians are remembering those who died in times of war. I cannot help but remember that it was in the Promised Land that Jesus died waging war on sin and evil. Jesus has won that battle for all who will receive His sacrifice on our behalf. This blog is one way to make every day a “REMEMBRANCE” day!

Yours for remembering,

David

P.S. Below is the official government symbol for visitors to Israel. It’s the story of Joshua and Caleb who brought back, from the land of milk and honey, the largest bunch of grapes anyone had ever seen.

 

 

20 thoughts on “Wednesday, November 11, 2020

  1. Leprous plagues – mind boggling treatment & diagnoses. We visited a leper colony in the Dominican Republic many years ago when on a short term mission. The climate seemed quite nice but the people were very poor and there was not much activity going on – probably because of the poor health of the people. I think treatment & care have pretty well mostly eradicated Leprousy as you don’t hear of it these days. I have a dear Christian friend (& second mother to me) who has Covid19. Pearl is 94 yrs old in a Christian nursing home. Family asks for prayer that she will not suffer. I’m asking Father Godoy Jesus Name, to take over according to His perfect plan. Amen

  2. Joining everyone in prayer for Pearl. May our Heavenly Father’s love and peace surround her and protect her!

    Also praying for healing and strength for Joseph and Luisa, and for Joe and for everyone who reads and writes on this blog!

  3. Giving thanks for those (including my Uncle) who sacrificed themselves in war for us, that we may be free. This Remembrance Day, we honour you. In Jesus’ Name. Amen. His blessings upon you, fellow saints in the Lord. Holding everyone mentioned, in prayer, Amen.

    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 ESV

    Way Maker
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmc998o9WMw

  4. We remember, Lord God, the great sacrifices made by all those who put their lives on the line for others. As You did. Be with all those who serve for the betterment of others, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  5. Lord Jesus look down upon Pearl today and be with her during this very difficult time in her life. Give her the strength and peace she needs. In Jesus Name. Amen. Be with the armed forces and their families at home. Thank you Lord for each one who has sacrificed for us and most of all your great sacrifice Lord Jesus! Thank you for all the Mainse family as well who make this blog possible.

  6. Amen Joyce, to all the comments and prayers.
    Jesus, we pray that you will undertake for all those with Covid and other illness.
    I have a friend, nurse practitioner, that has recently been diagnosed with Covid along with her 5 year old daughter.
    I continue to pray for the US election results, I see several prophesiers saying that Trump should be the winner. May God’s will be done there. It is such unsettling times.
    I join in remembrance of our armed forces, for those that have been lost and those that are serving right now.

  7. Remembering my brother Joe who sacrificed his life in World War 11, in August 1944 and is buried in France. Also remembering all who sacrificed their lives for us that we may live in freedom. Amen!!!

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