Thursday, June 23, 2022


Today’s Reading: Matthew 24

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A watchman stands on the wall in “Nazareth Village” …a special attraction in modern-day Nazareth that re-enacts life from first-century Nazareth.

Key Verse: Matthew 24:42

Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour our Lord is coming.


This chapter contains one of the most detailed descriptions of events that lead up to the second coming of Jesus. Jesus even gives us a copy of His statement to the world immediately after His return. World leaders and reporters are anticipating those first Words. They are, “I was hungry and you gave me food,” and so on. They ask, “When?” He answers, “Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it unto Me.” How important is this, visiting the sick and the prisoners? You decide! Obedience to Christ is “watching.” What will you do today to “watch?” Reading the Word is watching. Daily prayer is watching. Be ready!


Lord Jesus, please grant me Your amazing grace to live constantly expecting Your return. May I show my expectation by my service to You and by serving others. Amen!


My wife, Norma-Jean, reminds me every day, “Jesus may come today!” Throughout the years in the leadership of an international ministry, when it came to establishing the budget, I would ask the team for their spending estimates. I required them to categorize all their needs under three categories – “Absolutely essential” (without these needs the ministry would die), “Essential” and “Necessary.” If funds were not there we would cut the “Necessary.” If still the money was not there we would cut the “Essential.” Please join me now in deciding what is “Absolutely essential” in that most practical matter of “Watching” for His return. Don’t be deceived by date setters. Jesus said, “Only the Father knows.” For what and for whom should we watch? Thoughtful Biblical answers to that question can be found in a series of teachings from the 100 Huntley Street telecast when the guest was Dr. Mark Hitchcock, a pastor who was a practicing attorney before entering the ministry. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Dallas Theological Seminary. I would encourage you to watch some of his short teachings on Bible prophecy by clicking HERE.

Yours for watching and serving Christ today,


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9 thoughts on “Thursday, June 23, 2022

  1. Thank You, Lord God, for always being faithful. Help all Your people to hold on to You every day. You have good plans for each of us. Work out those plans, Father, and help us work at them with care, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Thank You Lord for being faithful & for taking on Yourself, our sins. Amazing. Please help me (& all of us – our families too), to keep our hearts & minds on You during these difficult days. Amen. Blessings all.

  3. Your daily walk through the word is so helpful. Thank you for continuing this resourceful walk through the word of God. Be blessed this say 100HUNTLEY. In Jesus name amen.

  4. I’d like to share some good news out of Ukraine. I follow a facebook page called AriseLife of people praying for Ukraine. They post daily with information about what’s happening over there. There is a church they are in daily contact with – two days ago this church received 480 Tonnes of food to distribute to needy villages and to the cities under seige. This food was from the UN, which has never sent help to a church before for distribution. The pastor and his wife said they are flooded with the food and with people wanting to help. The site also stresses that the next few days are very important for the country as help with military artillery, tanks, etc. is arriving from other countries and this will make a huge difference to the Ukrainian fighters. Please add your prayers, the pastor and wife says they know it is prayer that has caused the food to come to them, and the military equipment to be sent in from other countries.
    God bless you all, it is wonderful to see your prayers for each other, and I add my prayer for Gwen.

  5. Interesting how today’s reading is about Jesus’s return, I wonder if it will be soon, world events do seem to point that way.
    As David wrote…Norma Jean would say “Jesus may return today”

    May God Bless each and everyone reading this blog today.

    • Agreement with prayers and thoughts…
      Thank you, also Wendy, for sharing the news out of Ukraine….(“wars and rumours of wars”). May our GOD oversee all supplies, and reveal Himself to all the people ( Ukraine/Russia), so that they may know HE is LORD.

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