Thursday, December 31, 2020


Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 28

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Looking east toward Masada, the dead remains of a tree and the cracked earth depicts the harshness of this desert area. This picture represents the world without the water of life. We choose “LIFE!” Jesus is the “LIVING WATER!” Jesus said to the woman at the well, “If you only knew the gift God has for you, and who you are speaking to, you would ask Me, and I would give you LIVING WATER!” At least twice in every daily 100 Huntley Street telecast, dry and thirsty souls are invited to come to Jesus and drink of Him. “LIVING WATER” is offered because people who love people give generously and sacrificially to bring JESUS’ LIVING WATER TO WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE!!!

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Key Verse: Deuteronomy 28:2

And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God…


In verse one of today’s reading, Moses makes it clear that he does not refer to all the previous rules and regulations he has given the people, but only that which he states “today.” In chapters 26 and 27, he repeats the word “today” four times. These chapters were all one message. In our readings to come, we’ll see why Israel brought blessings and curses upon themselves. There are 68 verses in Deuteronomy 28; only the first 14 have to do with blessings, 54 are about curses. What does that emphasis say to us? Obedience to God brings blessings, and disobedience brings curses. This is the principle of “sowing and reaping.” The Apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote in Galatians 6:7, “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Let us remember always that every action has a consequence. Blessings “overtake” us, and so do curses. This is one of Moses’ final messages to all Israel. We may want to pay close attention.


Overtake me, Lord God, with Your blessings. Please give me the grace of obedience to these final commands given by Moses. Help me to know the difference between right and wrong and to always do what is right. Lord Jesus, You gave a prayer which made a sinful man right in God’s sight. I pray that prayer now… “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” Amen! (check out Luke 18:9-14).


I remember when Rev. Don Osbourne told our staff chapel that while battling a serious illness he had dreamed of a highway with two cars travelling on it. The first car had written on its side the word “understanding.” The second car was marked “peace.” The “peace” car was seen to “overtake” and pass the first. Don realized that God was confirming to him that the peace which comes from God overtakes and surpasses our understanding (see Philippians 4:6-7). God gave peace to Don in the midst of illness and proceeded to heal him shortly thereafter. I have been so very blessed by people God has sent to work with me through the years. I have truly been overtaken by blessings!!!

Yours for God’s blessings,


P.S. There is still time to send the Crossroads ministry a year-end offering in an envelope and have it postmarked by December 31, or you could still call with credit card in hand 1-800-265-3100 and give your best final offering to the Lord’s work for this year. The address to write on your envelope is Crossroads, Box 5100, Burlington, ON, L7R 4M2. Or you can click HERE and donate online. As Founder of this Ministry, I personally ask you to help me, this 80-year-old unworthy Pastor/Evangelist, by sending to Crossroads an over-the-top offering. I LOVE YOU! The Vision continues regardless of when Jesus calls me from this life to the next.

11 thoughts on “Thursday, December 31, 2020

  1. Thank You Jesus, for being our Living Water of life! Wonderful prayer and message, today. The end of another year, a very tough year for us all. But we rejoice because we start the new year ahead with Jesus Christ at the helm of our lives. “Leave the broken, irreversible past in His hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him” (Oswald Chambers). “You shall not go out with haste…. for the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard” (Isaiah 52:12). Wishing fellow saints a blessed day in the Lord. Amen.

    On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-8 ESV

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  2. Yes.. what a wonderful way to end a year and also start a new one…. with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.


  3. That is a pretty harsh reading for New Year’s Eve and after a very difficult year. Thankfully the Peace of God passes and comforts us in difficult times (like the 2 cars in the dream. Thank You Lord. May we always let the Peace car pass the understanding car (let’s pull over to the side of the road). Amen. Blessings all.

  4. Amen to all these prayers. And Happy New Year to all!
    Father, thank You for always being honest with us. Bless all Your children throughout this world. Help each one to grow in You, and be fruitful and multiply. I ask for Your grace on all Your people, that we will all be better listeners and more obedient to You than ever before.
    We come against that roaring lion in Your Name, Lord Jesus, and ask that Your will is done on Earth as in Heaven. Pour out Your Spirit, Lord God, so many, many, many will turn to You and be saved. Thank You, Father, for each one of Your people. Use each one in the excellent way You made them for. Be exalted, Lord, throughout this creation You made, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  5. Amen Rob and all saints! Happy and Prosperous New Year 2021! Shalom(meaning every imaginable blessing)! Thanking you Lord Jesus for every thing that You have done in 2020!

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