Saturday, December 31, 2022


Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 28

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Looking east toward Masada, the dead remains of a tree and the cracked earth depicts the harshness of this desert area. This picture represents the world without the water of life. We choose “LIFE!” Jesus is the “LIVING WATER!” Jesus said to the woman at the well, “If you only knew the gift God has for you, and who you are speaking to, you would ask Me, and I would give you LIVING WATER!” At least twice in every daily 100 Huntley Street telecast, dry and thirsty souls are invited to come to Jesus and drink of Him. “LIVING WATER” is offered because people who love people give generously and sacrificially to bring JESUS’ LIVING WATER TO WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE!!!

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Key Verse: Deuteronomy 28:2

And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God…


In verse one of today’s reading, Moses makes it clear that he does not refer to all the previous rules and regulations he has given the people, but only that which he states “today.” In chapters 26 and 27, he repeats the word “today” four times. These chapters were all one message. In our readings to come, we’ll see why Israel brought blessings and curses upon themselves. There are 68 verses in Deuteronomy 28; only the first 14 have to do with blessings, 54 are about curses. What does that emphasis say to us? Obedience to God brings blessings, and disobedience brings curses. This is the principle of “sowing and reaping.” The Apostle Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote in Galatians 6:7, “Do not be deceived; God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Let us remember always that every action has a consequence. Blessings “overtake” us, and so do curses. This is one of Moses’ final messages to all Israel. We may want to pay close attention.


Overtake me, Lord God, with Your blessings. Please give me the grace of obedience to these final commands given by Moses. Help me to know the difference between right and wrong and to always do what is right. Lord Jesus, You gave a prayer which made a sinful man right in God’s sight. I pray that prayer now… “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” Amen! (check out Luke 18:9-14).


I remember when Rev. Don Osbourne told our staff chapel that while battling a serious illness he had dreamed of a highway with two cars travelling on it. The first car had written on its side the word “understanding.” The second car was marked “peace.” The “peace” car was seen to “overtake” and pass the first. Don realized that God was confirming to him that the peace which comes from God overtakes and surpasses our understanding (see Philippians 4:6-7). God gave peace to Don in the midst of illness and proceeded to heal him shortly thereafter. I have been so very blessed by people God has sent to work with me through the years. I have truly been overtaken by blessings!!!

Yours for God’s blessings,


P.S. There is still time to send the Crossroads ministry a year-end offering in an envelope and have it postmarked by December 31, or you could still call with credit card in hand 1-800-265-3100 and give your best final offering to the Lord’s work for this year. The address to write on your envelope is Crossroads, Box 5100, Burlington, ON, L7R 4M2. Or you can click HERE and donate online. As Founder of this Ministry, I personally ask you to help me, this 80-year-old unworthy Pastor/Evangelist, by sending to Crossroads an over-the-top offering. I LOVE YOU! The Vision continues regardless of when Jesus calls me from this life to the next.

12 thoughts on “Saturday, December 31, 2022

  1. Praise You Lord for Your Guidance. May we hear Your Voice clearly. This is a difficult time for many, many, people and this reading for today shows us God’s direction. May we be always aware of His commands and follow them. Praying for sick/discouraged people today. Missing William’s poems and praying God’s blessing upon him. I have neighbours and family members who need a mighty touch from God, our Great Healer. Blessings for a closer walk with Jesus this upcoming New Year. Amen.

    • Thank you Doreen for your wise words. I am agreeing with your prayers for the sick and discouraged . Also wondering if William is ok. We are our brothers keepers.
      Hope you and all on this blog have a Happy Blessed New Year (2023)

  2. I wish everyone a happy new year!
    May there be:
    Hope for the hopeless
    Joy for the mourner
    Peace for the anxious
    Healing for the sick
    Salvation for the lost

    May God’s Spirit hover over all the nations of the earth and convict the hearts of many to the realization of their need to repent and ask God for forgiveness.
    May there be a revival such as the world has never experienced before, bringing people into His kingdom by the millions! Oh Lord, we ask these things in the Name of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. Amen!

  3. Amen to David’s prayer
    And amen to the comments and prayers above
    And praying for everyone to have a blessed and prosperous and healthy New Year as we say goodbye to 2022 and hello to 2023
    A big amen to all 🙏✝️

      • Oh thank you bless your heart thank you so much for thinking about me I now have the date it is Tuesday January the 10th 2023
        I am already praying and believing that I will have a speedy recovery and no complications that is my prayer
        Your thoughtfulness has touched my heart and is greatly appreciated
        I have been already praying and believing and asking God for a speedy recovery and no complications and that after surgery I will get the help that I need to assist me in my recovery because I will need some help my surgeon keeps stressing that and right now that’s not in place yet but hopefully before the 10th it will be so thank you again from the bottom of my heart ❤️🙏✝️🎉

  4. Blessings Marilyn. Praying that our Provider will work on your behalf. He did for me. The problem seemed daunting but He solved it. Praise God

    • Thank you for your response and for your comforting words and for reminding me of what of a great God we serve
      Amen ❤️🙏✝️

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