Tuesday, February 27, 2018

ICHABOD

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 10-12

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

Angels opening a scroll are depicted in beautiful artwork inside the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome. Ezekiel’s visions of the most unusual creatures, which he refers to as Cherubim, leave us in awe at the nature of these beings.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Ezekiel 10:18a, 12:28

Then the glory of the Lord departed….Thus says the Lord God: “None of My words will be postponed anymore, but the word which I speak will be done,” says the Lord God.

 

In 1 Samuel 4:11-22 we find the story of an earlier time when the “Glory” departed from Israel. The time comes when God, who is 100% Holy, is so grieved by the actions of His people that He ceases to manifest His presence anymore until there is a deep sorrow for sin, a turning away from sin, and a turning back to Him. Phineas, son of the high priest Eli, who participated in removing the Ark of God from the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle, was killed, and his widow bore a son whom she named “Ichabod,” which means “the glory has departed.” As our second key verse tells us, God will not postpone forever the consequences of human rebellion against His clearly stated will.

Don’t give up, family of God! He has made over 7,000 promises which are recorded in the Bible. Here’s one of them found in Ezekiel 11:17-19. Let’s read that one again from today’s reading. Verse 19 says, “I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take away the stoney heart out of their flesh, and give them a heart of flesh.”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I think of the saying, “Have a heart!” Yes! I pray for that “one heart,” and that “new spirit” to be renewed daily within me. You have created me as an eternal being as spirit, soul (heart), mind, and body. Like a father and mother care for their children, so You care for me. I rest in Your arms, totally confident in the constancy of Your love! May Your presence, Your glory, permeate my entire being 24/7. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

One time, shortly after Norma-Jean and I were married, we had retired for the night. I was half asleep when suddenly I was wide awake, sat bolt upright, and cried out in fear. Norma-Jean remembers this also. I sensed that an intensely evil presence had entered our bedroom and was threatening to destroy us. I cried out the name of our Lord and Saviour “Jesus” in a loud voice, and immediately that sense of dread and evil was gone, never to return to this day, 57 years later. That has happened only once, but over and over through the years I have experienced the Presence of our loving God, sometimes with greater intensity than at other times. The Scriptures tell us that in His “presence is fullness of joy!” King David wrote a song about this. Read Psalm 16:5-11.

Yours for experiencing the Presence of God! (He’s always there; I’m the one who is not constant. May God do an ongoing work in me until that day when I’ll see God face to face in eternity!),

David

Crossroads has helped train hundreds of people from 82 countries in the art of producing good TV programs. Ashvin Dev, seen over Norma-Jean’s right shoulder, is one of our graduates. He and his team presented us with scarves from India as a “thank you.” They now have three over-the-air TV stations licensed by the government of India. Dr. John Hull, a host of 100 Huntley Street, is on the right.

Did any blog readers watch Olympic hockey a while back. It’s in the Canadian nature to apologize, most of the time  for any evidence of triumphalism. I thought you might enjoy the Canadian beaver and the American eagle.

 

10 thoughts on “Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  1. Irene, I just read your post from last night, about your cousins Pat and John’s daughter passing away suddenly just in her twenties. Dear Heavenly Father wrap your arms around them and comfort them, shelter them under your wings. You know the lost of a child is so hard to bear, I pray that others will surround them with prayers and words of comfort. In Jesus’ Name Amen.
    Thinking of you as well Irene at this sad time for the family circle. Eleanor M.

  2. Great photo’s, especially the “eagle and beaver” cartoon!!
    Beautiful shawls for wonderful people!!

    Praise God for a “new heart” and Your Spirit that dwells in me; I’m a new creation, old things have passed away; Born again in You Christ Jesus, Praise Your Holy Name.
    I sing: “I love you lord, and I lift my voice to worship You, Oh my soul, rejoice, take Joy My King, in what You hear, let it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear.”
    Thank You Jesus for Your Love!!
    Thank you Ron and Ann for this daily manner; for your faithfulness in continuing to post it!! God Bless You and your family!!

  3. 3 Sundays ago my neighbour was looking at an eagle flying about her place, it swooped down and picked up a fish from the lake, the neighbour could see it very plainly….what was interesting as she was watching the eagle flying, she spotted
    some water bubbling up beside her property! She called Emergency Services and they sent someone out to fix the problem! If she had not noticed this problem, the whole hillside would have washed away including her property!
    SO……………….I ask for prayers of thanksgiving for God putting the eagle in the sky and the neighbour noticing the eagle and the broken water pipe!
    All praise and thanksgiving to God for this miracle. It happened also on a long week end but the City responded immediately! AGAIN, ALL PRAISE AND THANKS AND GLORY TO GOD FOR THIS MIRACLE…..amen amen amen

  4. pray for healing for Deb; pray for the right work to come her way;bless little boy who got very sick tonight;bless his parents;bless Kim; bless me with a financial breakthrough to clear debts,help family/friends/missions & others in town TY Lord for all the blessings of this day; bless my family In Jesus Name I Pray amen

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