Saturday, March 12, 2022

AHA!

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 36-37

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Mary and Joseph gazing upon the little One of whom it was written by the Prophet Micah (5:2) more than 100 years before Ezekiel’s prophecies, “But you, Bethlehem …. out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from old, from everlasting!” I checked the dictionary this morning for the word “aha” found in 36:2 and here’s what I read, “Aha, so that’s your secret plan!” Jesus is the greatest “Aha” revelation in human history.

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Key Verses: Ezekiel 36:26-27

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.

 

Twenty-five times in today’s reading Ezekiel quotes God saying,”I will.” The fulfillment of these prophecies is still decades away in the restoration and rebuilding of Israel under the leadership of Ezra, Nehemiah, and a dozen prophets whose short books we’ll read by the time we complete our readings on June 2nd. When God says, “I WILL!!!” and when people pay attention and co-operate with Him in deliberate, obedient, positive action, good things happen!

Ezekiel 36 states what God will do and we know from history that these good things happened. Verse 31 tells us what the people would do as a result, “Then you will remember!” Let us take time today to remember the good things God has done in our lives.

Ezekiel 37 is another example of Ezekiel’s unique prophetic word pictures. Another old song is “Them bones, them dry bones…now hear the Word of the Lord” (click here for a fun children’s version produced by “Muffin” songs). We’ve read a lot of heavy stuff; perhaps it’s time to lighten up with the Light of God’s Word and with a light happy obedient heart.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for the “aha” moment in my life when You became more than Someone I heard about in family devotions and church. I pray that You’ll surprise many others today with a revelation of Your secret plan. May I be Your communications agent to all those I meet today. With Your Holy Spirit’s help, I will do my best to make sure Your plan is not a secret anymore. I pray this in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Messiah), the One who shone a bright light on Who You really are, Father God, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m doing as our reading tells me…remembering. It was the first Saturday night of June, 1962, when the lights went on for a new TV show called Crossroads. There was only one TV station available and we were there with the greatest message the world has ever heard. That small beginning God grew into Crossroads Christian Communications Incorporated. Through the years, we’ve produced dozens of shows for children, teens, and the whole human family. They’ve been produced in many languages and distributed around the world. It’s been said, “If there’s no feedback from viewers, there’s been no communication!” An example of feedback from one of our productions was when there were over a million letters from children to our Russian language edition of Kingdom Adventure for children. They asked for a colouring book which taught about God. This was an amazing opportunity back when the Soviet Union first emerged from the 70 years of communist captivity (for an English video clip from the Kingdom Adventure series, click HERE).

Yours for millions of “aha” revelations!!!

David

16 thoughts on “Saturday, March 12, 2022

  1. Father, in Jesus Name, bring back memories to the children & youth who viewed the Kingdom Adventures so long ago. May they be guided by Your Word and live in obedience to You, especially now in this time of war. Glorify Yourself in all the earth. May we do our part as well in praying and providing for those in such turmoil. Speak to our hearts dear Lord. Amen and amen.

    • Amen, Doreen…agreeing with you in prayer.
      Heavenly Father may Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
      Father we pray for Ukraine, especially for those who are terrified, or in pain, or homeless and running. Holy Spirit will you comfort and protect and may your will be done.
      In Jesus great name, Amen

      I have been searching for an article, possibly written in National Post…Russian mothers’s are awakening to the fact that their children are being used by Mr Putin as bait, as victim’s for his terrible agenda.
      so I pray for the Russian people as well, especially for those crying out to God.

  2. “Dry bones” symbolize a widely scattered,dead,Israel.That all changed in 1948.I did not know the full meaning of this when I wrote it.I think it goes well here.Notes are attached in my files.God bless
    The Mountains Of The Lord

    His mountains shall be above all mountains,
    His house above Zion’s hills shall rest,
    For this is the pool of the golden fountain,
    His people,the chosen few and best.

    The rivers will flow to the shores of Zion,
    For the world will soon know this King,
    The proven Master we could rely on,
    The Shepherd worthy above everything.

    His exalted name will be widely praised,
    When He returns to vanquish the beast,
    And everywhere voices will be raised
    In celebration with His banquet feast.

    Let fair warning go throughout the land
    He will return with shield and sword
    And as Satan shall take his last stand,
    My Friend shall show that He is Lord.
    G W (Bill)Marshall /Nov 9,2012
    Ap 13,2020:I wrote this poem almost a
    year before I began reading the bible in
    Sept,2013 in Biblegateway via
    “100 Words” and only now do these
    words jump out at me from Micah 4:1
    ” In the last days
    the mountain of the Lord’s temple will
    be established as the highest of the mountains;
    it will be exalted above the hills,
    and peoples will stream to it. “

  3. Amen to the prayers and thanks for your words William. It is always amazing how God works in and through us. Praying with everyone for the people of Russia, Ukraine and all countries in that area. May there be a place for all those trying to escape and save their families. Praying that they don’t forget to pray in their turmoil
    Always also continuing to pray for our own country and that all mandates will be lifted and those caught in the vaccinate or terminate policies will soon be back at work especially those in hospitals and healthcare as they so desperately need staff
    Lifting mandates does not mean through out the vaccines and masks. Just let it be people’s choice
    Never judge each other for our choices, the day of judgement will come but not here by peers
    God bless and keep each one safe

  4. Dear Father, thank You for the revelations You gave Ezekiel. They are amazing – promises of heart transplants and new life from You. As David prayed, bring that new life to many today – hearts open to You, Life in place of death.
    Please bring true revival to Russia, Ukraine, and all nations. Help all Your people to remember to check all they hear by the Truth of Your Word which will always be True.
    Thank You, Father, for hearing the cries of Your people. Bless each one and help each one stay in close contact with You, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  5. For the 12th day from the “Prayer Map of Canada”
    1.Pray that the Lord will put a desire in the hearts of those in business to follow God’s principles and act honourably and ethically. ( Proverbs 11:1)
    2. Pray that the Spirit of the Lord will restrain the spirit of hatred and destruction against humanity across the world,

  6. Good afternoon everyone agreeing and prayer with the comments above
    I have a prayer request I am currently in a Kitchener hospital for the last few weeks I have not been feeling well and I am in now for treatment they did test on me and and so I basically in hospital to get better so I would ask for your prayers I have to be in the hospital for a few days with the blood work some of it has come back and they found something I was also tested for covid-19 and so yeah pray for me and I will pray for you amen 🙏

  7. Praying for you Marilyn. Thankfully you were able to be admitted. It’s hard to get help these days. I’m waiting for 4 months to see a neurologist! Blessings on you and may the Drs have insight & knowledge needed for your recovery, in Jesus Name. Amen

  8. God Bless You All !!!!!
    I pray with you all and pray for you everyday. I miss Beverlee.
    How is she? Blessed to join the blog.
    See you all one day in Heaven!!!

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