Thursday, June 28, 2018

THE BLAME GAME

Today’s Reading: Genesis 3-4

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On the lower slope of the Mount of Olives is the Garden of Gethsemane. It is claimed that some of the olive trees here are over 2,000 years old – perhaps these trees were the ones under which Jesus’ disciples slept during the night of His arrest. Like Adam and Eve, no doubt they had excuses for their failure to obey. Jesus had told them to “Watch and pray!” The building  you see in the background is “The Church of All Nations”.

Key Verse: Genesis 3:12

Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”

 

A most important Word that Jesus used over and over is “Repent.” Adam and Eve provide us with examples of what repentance is NOT! They attempted to blame others for their sin. Adam blamed both God and Eve. Eve blamed the serpent. The message is, “STOP THE BLAME GAME!” Pray the sinner’s prayer which Jesus guaranteed would make a person right with God: “God, be merciful to me, a sinner” (Luke 18:13). In the two verses following the key verse, God, Himself, gives the first prophecy. He speaks of a most unique event to come. All through the Bible in procreation, it’s the seed of the man, e.g. Abraham (Galatians 3:29), but Jesus is the “Seed of the woman” (Genesis 3:15), pointing forward to the virgin birth of Jesus where no man was involved. He crushes Satan. Satan comes in many forms to tempt us. Remind him that his head is crushed by Jesus. Jesus gives us power (authority) to join Him in trampling on the serpent and “Nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19). Confess it! Believe it!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, You and I are “trampling” on the serpent. James wrote,”Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). I do this now, Lord Jesus. The devil has no power over me. In Your authority, Lord Jesus, I pray. AMEN!

 PERSONAL WORDS:

Every day before going live to air with the daily 100 Huntley Street telecast, I would state in front of the other hosts, the on-air guests, and the studio audience, words something like this…”We trample on Satan in Jesus’ Name! We pull down the ‘strongholds’ of the enemy” (2 Corinthians 10:4). On the human level we do not defend ourselves. No defence! No offence!  We are to love one another, whether friend or enemy! “We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). Throughout over 10,000 telecasts, Jesus, our production and administration team, our financial supporters, our on-air guests, our telephone prayer partners (over 10 million phone calls) have confirmed the crushing of Satan’s head, and have watched God accomplish mighty works for time and eternity in the lives of infinitely precious people.

To the current Crossroads team and every reader of my blog, KEEP TRAMPLING!!!,

David

9 thoughts on “Thursday, June 28, 2018

  1. Thank you for wise words to go out trample the enemy Satan and demons you have no authority here be gone in Jesus name. Love our enemies love our neighbor. Love God thank you Jesus my Lord and Saviour.

  2. Amen David. We will keep trampling. Help us to remember he was defeated at the Cross of Jesus Christ hence we have authority over him. Amen! Blessings saints!

  3. Thank You, Lord God, for all your people, and for the ministries You give that feed your people. Thank you, Ron, Anne, Norma Jean, Reynold, Kathy, and all of you who make this blog and keep it going. You are a blessing!

  4. TRAMPLE WE MUST!!!!! May we one and all thank GOD for all HIS mercies and PRAY for the world at large. I really cannot think of words to express my thanks to everyone involved in this daily production of GOD’S holy word..Blessings

  5. What encouragement! I TRAMPLE THE DEVIL EVERY SECOND!
    It sounds odd but I am so thankful that others do the same…..
    keep trampling Blessed saints…….

  6. Oh Lord I pray that many will come to know you, as Savior and Lord, before that day! Help us to be alert and open; keep me open for opportunities to share Your Word! I pray, Amen!

    Thank you for this daily blog that brings us fresh manna daily!

  7. This post was meant to be on the June 23rd blog; the Scripture in Matthew that speaks of end times.

    I have been in hospital for a week and am attempting to catch up; thus did not notice I was flipped into June 28 blog.

    Sorry!

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