Wednesday, March 27, 2024


Today’s Reading: Hosea 5-6

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The Convent of Pater Noster is on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. It is located at the site of the ruins of the “Eleona” Basilica, built in the 4th Century by Constantine over a cave where, according to tradition, Jesus taught the “Our Father” (“Pater Noster” in Latin). The walls of this convent are decorated with 140 large ceramic tiles, each one inscribed with the Lord’s Prayer in a different language (Matthew 6:9-13).

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Key Verses: Hosea 6:1-2

“Come and let us return to the Lord; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind is up. After two days, He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.”


The prophets of God were given insight into the judgment for sin that God would place on His Son, Jesus, Son of God and Son of man. Jesus was torn and stricken in our place. But through Him, God heals us and binds up our wounds, and then there is the resurrection of Jesus “on the third day.” Hosea was a contemporary of Isaiah. Hosea preached his message to the northern tribes of Israel and Isaiah to the southern tribes. Let’s take the time to read again from Isaiah 53. We can never read often enough Isaiah’s revelation of Jesus, the suffering Saviour.

God sent Hosea when Israel was at its lowest point morally and spiritually. Hosea’s message is that God promises to forgive, heal, restore, revive and establish God’s Kingdom, if only they will call upon Him. The northern ten tribes failed to return to God. The result was that they were scattered all over the world by their Assyrian overlords. The history of Israel is in our Bibles so that we may learn and not repeat the same mistakes and thus bring judgment on ourselves. Jesus gave us the “Our Father” prayer which calls out to God these words, “YOUR KINGDOM COME!”


Lord God, I pray that I will learn the lessons You are teaching me. Grant grace so that I may put what I’m learning into practice daily. I desire to please You and to live righteously before You! Continue to draw me ever closer to Yourself!! I pray this in the Name of the One who always loved and served You at 100%, my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!!!


There is only one city on earth for which the Bible specifically tells me to pray. That’s Jerusalem! (read Psalm 122). I’ve been praying for Jerusalem fervently over the past few days. More than 1,000,000 Jews and Arabs live in that great city today. The clearly-spoken threats of annihilation by Iran (formerly Persia) hang like a sword over their heads.  A few years ago, when Iraq (Babylon) was about to complete their nuclear facilities, Israel bombed their reactor in what they considered a preemptive strike. Iran is about to complete their development of nuclear weapons in spite of the recent agreement with the U.S.A. I wonder and I pray. On “THE THIRD DAY,” Jesus arose from the dead and lives forever to, as Hebrews 7:25 says, pray for “those who have come to God through Him.” That includes me! Hallelujah!!! Have a wonderful Easter celebration soon!

Yours for encouraging prayer for “the peace of Jerusalem!!!”


Norma-Jean and I with our son Ron and his wife Ann at the empty Garden Tomb in Jerusalem. ‘HE IS RISEN!!!” “HE IS RISEN INDEED!!!”

4 thoughts on “Wednesday, March 27, 2024

  1. This going through this reading on Holy Week so prophetic WOW WOW WOW. My Spirit is bumbling up inside of me. Yes as anation we are lost was just praying Jesus intercede for Canada. May our true identity come through. He will have dominion from sea to sea. Repair our nation. God only you can do it. Pray for the IDF Psalm 91. Victory in Jesus name. The pocture at the bottomI was st thr same location September 2023. Part of a Canasa prayer team track for Jerusalem house of prayer Convocation. Sat and read John 17.
    Blesdings Dale McQuillan

  2. Yes, Lord God, help Canadians as individuals and as a country return to You – You are indeed Supreme. Send out Your workers, bold as lions, filled with Your Spirit, I ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

    From the beginning of Hosea 6:
    “Come, let us return to the Lord.
    He has torn us to pieces;
    now he will heal us.
    He has injured us;
    now he will bandage our wounds.
    In just a short time he will restore us,
    so that we may live in his presence.
    Oh, that we might know the Lord!
    Let us press on to know him.
    He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn
    or the coming of rains in early spring.”

    “O Israel and Judah,
    what should I do with you?” asks the Lord.
    “For your love vanishes like the morning mist
    and disappears like dew in the sunlight.
    I sent my prophets to cut you to pieces—
    to slaughter you with my words,
    with judgments as inescapable as light.
    I want you to show love,
    not offer sacrifices.
    I want you to know me
    more than I want burnt offerings.
    But like Adam, you broke my covenant
    and betrayed my trust.”

  3. Amen. Praying for our nation and our leaders. They seem so evil. Praying they will return to You, Lord and You will have dominion sea to sea
    Praying for Jerusalem and all of Israel. May they be victorious. Be with other leaders and make them realize that Israel is home to God’s people and they must be protected
    Again, I am asking for prayer and that I will hear the voice of the Lord with clear instructions on how to move forward, knowing that He will protect me and not allow anyone to harm me. Praying for a financial miracle in my life

  4. Amen.He will protect Jerusalem and His chosen people “for His name’s sake”,not because they deserve it (yet).May God bless

    Three Rusty Nails

    The Lord never wore silver or gold,
    His riches were of wealth untold,
    But He shunned the glitter sold,
    Only to help the poor and the old.

    If you follow,there’s wealth in His ways
    And in His words is found great strength,
    Where this wealth for some dismays,
    For it will stretch to any length.

    There are many who will remain lost,
    For they are fixed on earthly treasure
    And care not who pays the cost
    To fill more than their fair measure.

    Of your riches,what would Jesus ask ?
    Can the starving eat your ear rings?
    Can you take on His ancient task
    To share the harvest salvation brings?

    His only jewellery,a thorny crown,
    Matched only by three rusty nails,
    Showed a King who was put down
    But arose to glory that never fails.
    G W Marshall / 06-Oct-13

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