Saturday, February 26, 2022

BEHOLD

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 7-9

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The sun shining next to the Temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. In today’s reading we find the practise of sun worship.

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Key Verse: Ezekiel 8:4

And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain.

 

The word, “BEHOLD,” means to see, to observe, to watch, to gaze upon, to contemplate, to inspect, and to witness an important sight. What could be more important to behold than “the glory of God!!” Ezekiel 8:16 tells us of 25 men who “were worshipping the sun.”  The Apostle John writes in John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we BEHELD His ‘GLORY,’ the ‘GLORY’ as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth!” Paul wrote, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with ‘GLORY’ and honour, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone” (Hebrews 2:9). Let’s read of other visions in Isaiah 6:1-5 and Revelation 1:13-18. The Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, pushed Jesus forward in front of the paid lackeys of the High Priest and exclaimed, “Ecce Homo”…”Behold the man.” In so doing, Pilate focused the gaze of billions of people onto that blood-streaked face of Jesus, and onto the crown of thorns that had been crushed on His brow. Paul wrote these words, “Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith” (read Hebrews 12:1-3).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

O Jesus…I see You with new insight! I perceive in a greater way today than ever before who You are in all Your GLORY! You outshine the sun! I worship You! I give You my life all over again! Thank You for showing me a glimpse of Your GLORY! I pray that I will always keep You before the eyes of my understanding! In Your Name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

While my Dad was still a soldier in the Canadian Army in WWI, he made his lifetime commitment to Jesus as his Saviour and Lord. He was 21 years old when he first received Holy Communion. The next day he was helping his father work in the field. During the day, my Grandpa saw my Dad staring off into space, immobilized, having stopped work for a time. My Grandpa said to him, “Roy, what are you gazing at?” My Dad said that at that moment he saw a vision, looking into Heaven, where he was beholding Jesus in all His Glory. I’ve walked that field thinking of Dad’s vision, wondering if God would give me a vision too. It didn’t happen to me, but as I type this, in a very real way, I am beholding His GLORY in my thoughts, and in my innermost being. I’m being changed from “Glory to Glory!” “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the GLORY of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord!” (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Yours for that daily transformation that the Spirit of the Lord is producing in our lives,

David

My Father, Roy Lake Mainse, in his WWI army uniform.

My Father, Roy Lake Mainse, in his WWI Canadian Army uniform.

 

8 thoughts on “Saturday, February 26, 2022

  1. A difficult read today. With all the disruptions in the world happening now, it seems to be eye opening as to the similarity of our times now. I have heard several pastors/evangelists saying that this may be the beginning of the end times. As the Apostle said, “for me to live is Christ, to die is gain”. We must work more diligently to proclaim the Word. Lord, we look to You. Please help us to be available, in Jesus Name. Amen

  2. 🙏🏽 Amen ✝️
    Doreen, as always, your call to prayer, your life’s experiences and the Godly wisdom expressed are very encouraging and uplifting.
    Thank you.

  3. Amen….joining all bloggers in prayer for our world, for those in the Ukraine, especially those who are crying out to You for help and protection, Heavenly Father may Your will be done.

  4. For the 26th day from the “Prayer Map of Canada”
    1. Pray that Christians in the marketplace will demonstrate exemplary work ethics and shine as witnesses of Christ. ( Matthew 5:16)
    2. Pray for the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
    -Pray for the leaders of the province, that God’s Spirit would influence them to act justly, serve with integrity and honour high moral standards. (1 Timothy 2: 1-4)
    -Pray for the churches of the province, that they would be lighthouses beaming forth the illuminating truth of God’s Word.

  5. Amen to all the prayer requests. Thank you all for your encouragement and support. It’s so important to know we’re not alone in this fight against evil in all its many forms.
    When I was younger, the war seemed to be mainly against my own evil desires and weaknesses. I thank God for His help in overcoming so many of these battles. He is indeed the Good Samaritan, the One who stops to help even one left for dead on the side of the road. He even saved me.
    The war, though, is on a larger scale than we think. It’s important to think on Paul’s instructions in Ephesians 6:
    “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”

    Father God, help each one of Your people in whatever struggle they may be in. Strengthen them, comfort them, be with them in their needs. Thank You for being an ever-present help in trouble. We know that You hear the cries of hurting people. Show them that You are there, calling them to come to the only real security of the Saviour.
    Thank You for Your workers, bringing Your Word to people everywhere. Bless their efforts, and open the doors for Your Word to go to every person, so all will hear Your call to come just as they are without one plea, knowing Your blood was shed for them. You have a way of making it personal for each person, and I thank You for that, in Jesus’s great name, amen

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