Tuesday, March 9, 2021


Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 11

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


Zion Gate is located in the southern part of the Old City. This gate was used by the Israel Defense Forces in 1967 to enter and capture the Old City. The stones surrounding the gate are still pockmarked by weapons fire. This entrance leads to the Jewish and Armenian quarters.

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


Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 11:14b, 15

For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.


Here is a strong, clear warning. Throughout this chapter Paul is building walls of spiritual protection around his friends and fellow believers in Jesus. He is deeply concerned over the possibility of deception. He is determined that they will be protected from the false teaching of an evil spirit masquerading as an angel of light. We must not take these warnings lightly. Throughout the centuries again and again, so-called prophets have claimed to have messages from angels which are contrary to our historical understanding of the Christian faith, or which claim to add additions to the truth delivered by the Bible Prophets, Jesus Himself, and the Apostles! If Satan cannot keep us from believing in Jesus, he will try to twist the truth ever so slightly in an ingenious way, so as to move us away from the solid truths of God’s Word (2 Peter 3:11-16). Be on guard! Stay close to your God-given pastor and congregation! There are those people who will “twist” the Scriptures “to their own destruction,” and they want to drag you down with them (2 Peter 1:15-21).


Lord Jesus, I’m well aware that the deceiver comes masquerading as an angel of light. Help me through Your Word and this blog to rip off his mask, and reveal to my heart, mind, and spirit the deceptive thoughts the enemy would plant in me. By Your grace, may I behold Your face, Lord Jesus. In You, I will see the One who is called “The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” and I will not be deceived. In Your Name, Lord Jesus, I pray. Amen!


I was 18 years old when a book fell into my hands that captivated my attention, so much so that I shared its content with another young man to whom I had been witnessing about Jesus. I was hoping to lead him to receive Christ as his Saviour and Lord. After about a month, I noticed that we were talking more about the subject of the book than about Jesus. Alarm bells went off in me, and I threw the book away. I determined to never bring up the subject again. It was a kind of conspiracy theory which I later learned was a total lie. The enemy almost succeeded in sidetracking me from the main thing. This is one of the reasons I’ve always placed the words of “The Apostles Creed” in a prominent place at the entrance to our places of ministry, such as the Crossroads Centre in Burlington. The leaders of Christ’s Church, following the deaths of the Apostles, faced the so-called “angel of light” again and again. Therefore, they gathered leaders from all over the world and came to an agreement on every word in that statement. They fasted and prayed over every word. This creed was set up as if written in stone, like the Ten Commandments of Moses. The deceptions and arrogance of Satan and his false teachers have dashed against this strong rock but have been unable to move it. It is the summary of what was believed and taught by the Apostles (click here for “The Apostles Creed”).

Yours for holding firmly to the “Truth once delivered,”


Here is an Arrow Loop in the wall of the Zion Gate. These were slots in the walls and structures that were used to shoot arrows through. They came in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

11 thoughts on “Tuesday, March 9, 2021

  1. Praying David’s prayer: By Your grace, we behold Your face, Lord Jesus. In You, we see the One who is called “The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” and we will not be deceived. In Your Name, Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen, amen, and amen!! His blessings upon you, fellow saints in the Lord.

    “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.” John 15:26 NKJV

    The Apostles’ Creed Song

  2. There is power in prayer. Following are updates on my prayer requests.
    Update on Mike from Fargo/Jamestown and also his mother. Thanks for all the prayers.
    “Please send our family prayers and give us the strength to get through this difficult time as we emotionally process and have to remember and relive Mike’s terrible nightmare the night of August of 2020, especially his children, Mom and Mike. We are so grateful for all of your support!
    Mike’s Family
    Mike is at Ave Maria and is getting pretty productive therapy. Is walking with a walker up to 1000 steps per day and his other hand is now starting to move and gain strength. His speech has improved tremendously and his thought process is pretty good. Some mix-ups. He will be leaving there at some point in the near future and we don’t know where he will go yet. He sees the neurologist next week. His trial starts next Tuesday against his aggravator and he will testify. This is bringing back lots of memories and emotions for all.
    Mom – She just had her 3rd Chemo and is very tired all the time. They will reduce the chemo strength and drug and it will now be weekly starting March 16th for 12 weeks then radiation.”

    Update on Tim Johnson, He had his surgery yesterday and it was the full 12 hours plus before his wife received information: “He is still with plastic surgeon. It went well. It didn’t get into the nerve sheath and she got it all. He didn’t bleed too much. They will test his movement when he wakes. Thanks for the prayers”

    I thank you all for your prayers for these requests.
    Are there updates on Joseph, Jacob or others that requested prayer. I continue to pray for healing. I also pray for salvation for Jacob and his family.
    God Bless all of our bloggers.

    • Thanks for the updates HJR, but I can’t find the contact info to send mail to Mike at Ave Maria. If you could provide the address, it would help. Thank you.

  3. Amen to your prayer Beverly k I come in agreement with you it’s good to hear from you again I missed your posting there for a while praying for all bloggers today that you will have a blessed day amen

  4. Thanks for the updates and I would appreciate your prayers as I spent last night in the Emerg of the local hospital with high blood pressure and heart rate. Going to get a heart monitor test in a couple weeks. Feel a little shaken and need some young person to remove some snow. God bless and help all you saints!

    • Praying for your safety and comfort Ger; for someone to come do the snow. Praying for a new place for you to live that has care for you. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

  5. Praying for every one mentioned above that our Lord Jesus Christ
    would heal & restore them in His Holy Name, Amen.
    May God bless all on this blog.

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