Friday, August 5, 2022

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Today’s Reading: Mark 13

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Nazareth Village is a unique place where visitors experience life in the first century. Pictured above is a synagogue as it may have looked at the time when Jesus read prophetic words about Himself from the prophet Isaiah (Luke 4:16-20).

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Key Verse: Mark 13:35-37

Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming — in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning — lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!


The destruction of the Temple happened in 70 A.D. We are still living in the times predicted by the Son of God who was also the greatest Prophet. The fig tree, the symbol of Israel as a nation, has been given new life. Never before in human history has an ancient nation been reborn with their own territory, and never before has a dead language been fully restored (Hebrew). What is the core message of today’s reading? JESUS IS COMING AGAIN SOON! Most people live their lives oblivious to this fact. Over 500 references to His coming in power and glory are in the Bible. If we lived in the continuous awareness of His coming, how different our lives would be!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I praise You for the truth of Your soon return. Please give me the alertness to be constantly watching for Your coming. May my life, my witness for You, my finances, and my deeds be pleasing in Your sight, so that I will not be ashamed at the moment of Your return. I pray this in Your Name, Jesus. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I heard a preacher say, “Who will be taken up with Jesus when He comes? Answer: Those who are taken up with Him now!” My wife, Norma-Jean, tries to make sure that I don’t get distracted by the daily pressures of life, forgetting that Jesus could return at any second. I think she averages at least once a day saying, “David, Jesus is coming soon.” It’s her way of keeping me on the “straight and narrow,” I think. In turn, I remind her of the same. I’m looking out the window to the east as I type this. The stars that I saw earlier have disappeared, and our star, the sun, has cast a pre-dawn light across the sky. I’m deeply moved to think that Jesus could come today. One of my main intentions in doing this blog is to help keep all who join me from sleeping spiritually. It’s time to “rise and shine!”

Yours in keen anticipation of His soon return,

David

12 thoughts on “Friday, August 5, 2022

  1. I found the song, “I Wish We’d All Been Ready”, running through my head as I read this morning. Jesus is coming soon!

    Father, help all Your children to spend time with You today, putting their roots down deep into the Life-giving waters of the living Christ. We need You, oh we need You; every hour we need You. Oh bless me now, my Saviour, I come to Thee! Have Your way in this world and all the people You made, Father, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen, agreeing with you in prayer, Rob.
    Oh how we need You, every hour we need You.

    I have been away, just catching up on all comments, thank you to all bloggers for all of your comments and input, I so enjoy reading them.

    I would like to reply to Luisa’s comment from a few days ago, it so touched my heart!
    Luisa, as a widow as well for some years now, I so agree that our Lord is a wonderful help, sustainer, and companion to us all, but especially to the widow.
    In the early months and years I was so bereft and lonely at times, but God would bring me songs in the night as the Psalms say, He has proven to be a wonderful companion, advisor and comforter.
    Our Heavenly Father is indeed, a husband to the widow.

    May God Bless you all today!

  3. I Wish We’d All Been Ready, is a great song. We should be singing it now! I, personally, haven’t been aware of anyone claiming to be the Messiah, but I’m sure that could change any time now. (scary). But we will never be alone. Jesus said He would NEVER leave us. Thank You Lord. Thank You. Thank You. Blessings all

  4. If One Day Is Too Late
    There are no locks on His gates,  
    You are free to walk in with His Son.  
    He is patient as He awaits  
    For you,oh wayward son.  

    Now is always the right time,
    For your next day is never assured,
    And He forgives your every crime
    When you make Him your Lord.

    Adrift in a silent sea,
    With no god to save you from your fate,
    In blackness for eternity,
    If one day is too late.

    Down from heaven to free us,
    When hell tried to kill this holy Child
    The One the world knows as Jesus
    Who left us all beguiled.

    As He grew He learned to teach,    
    And told the elders how they err,
    Then they came to fear His outreach
    So trapped Him in their snare.

    But this was what He came for,
    To willingly die to save us all,
    For such love He still has in store
    For those saved from the fall.
    GW(Bill) Marshall/‎‎15 ‎Dec,2019

    • Thank you William for yet another inspirational poem
      Amen to all the comments above
      The song I’d wish we’d all been ready is one song that always speaks and stirs me every time I hear it
      The words are very heart gripping

      I’ve heard this song many many times over the years and like I said before it always speaks to me and at the end of the song The question is are you ready
      The Lord Jesus Christ in his word commanded us as his followers to keep watch the alert be sober be vigilant be watchful and to be ready
      This is my prayer for not only myself but for all my fellow bloggers today who would read this comment
      That we all would be ready amen 🙏✝️

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