Monday, August 22, 2022

ON EAGLES’ WINGS

Today’s Reading: Exodus 18-19

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This photo was taken in Caesarea Philippi, also known as Banias. The water originates from Mount Herman then flows into underground springs. It then makes its way down to the Galilee, into the Jordan River and then eventually, the Dead Sea. The water provided life to ancient Israel and still does today for modern Israel.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 19:4

You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.

 

Organization is vital to success. Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, suggested a type of organization that proved to work well. Israel used this for many years. God blessed this structure and used it for His glory. Now, as Israel has put their house in order, God is ready to reveal Himself further to them. God spoke to all the people, and the people responded with this commitment, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do” (19:8). Many times Israel failed, but there were periods when they kept their word to God. The message is that in spite of failure, don’t give up. God dealt with the Egyptians, and from available records, Egypt was led by their Pharaoh into a period where they turned from many gods to the worship of one God. God will bear His people “on eagles’ wings” to bring us to Himself.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, thank You for sound advice such as Jethro gave Moses. Please send such a counsellor to me and to all who pray with me today. Grant all of us an ability to organize ourselves in such a way that Your purposes will all be fulfilled. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

When Israel was established once again as a state in 1948, Jews immigrated from Yemen in the Arabian peninsula. They saw the airplanes that came to carry them as God bearing them up on eagles’ wings. In recent years, the Jews from Ethiopia, carried by air to Israel, believed the same. I am totally convinced that God, Who delivered His people from Egypt, eventually establishing a state for them, has done it again in my lifetime. I was 12 years old when it happened. I remember the headlines in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper. I saw the newsreels at a Saturday afternoon cowboy movie with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. I read a book in the 1950’s by William L. Hull from London, Ontario, which documented the miracles involved in this unprecedented event (I saw an old copy of this book for sale on amazon here. It’s called, The Fall and Rise of Israel). For the first time in history, an ancient people were re-established in their own land, and an ancient language was re-born. God has not forgotten His promises.

Yours for all God’s purposes to be fulfilled,

David

5 thoughts on “Monday, August 22, 2022

  1. It certainly shows God’s love and care for Israel in today’s reading. I was a youngster when Israel became a nation again but I don’t remember anything about it at that time. I am blessed to see the hand of God in that event now. Blessings all today. We are expecting well needed rain in our area today.

  2. An American Jew(Kirk Douglas) was their first (reluctant) general.This is an excellent movie with many big names.
    Cast a Giant Shadow:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yijl7DK9tVE
    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. ”
    God bless

  3. Thank You, Father, for Moses and all the Godly people You have sent through the ages.
    It’s so easy to get discouraged when we see the corruption and confusion rampant among the worldly leaders intent on establishing their own sovereignty.
    And yet Moses found these “capable, honest men who fear[ed] God and hate[d] bribes”. They still exist. May we also be counted among their number.
    Thank You also, Lord, for David’s prayer: “Grant all of us an ability to organize ourselves in such a way that Your purposes will all be fulfilled.”
    In the precious name of Jesus, amen

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