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Day 295 - 22 October 2021 reflections

Day 295, 22 October 2021



John 9-10



John 9

The Healing of a Man Born Blind



1 As Jesus passed by, He saw a man blind from birth.

2 (Jn 9:34; Ex 20:5) His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man

or his parents, that he was born blind?"

3 (Jn 11:4) Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his parents sinned.

But it happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.

4 (Jn 12:35; 4:34) I must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day.

Night is coming when no one can work.

5 (Jn 8:12; 12:46) While I am in the world, I am the light of the world."

6 (Mk 7:33; 8:23) When He had said this, He spat on the ground and made

clay with the saliva. He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

7 (Jn 11:37; Isa 35:5) and said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam"

(which means "Sent"). So he went away and washed, and returned seeing.

8 The neighbors and those who had previously seen that he was blind said,

"Is this not he who sat and begged?"

9 Some said, "This is he."

Others said, "He is like him."

But he said, "I am he."

10 So they said to him, "How were your eyes opened?"

11 (Jn 9:6-7) He answered, "A Man called Jesus made clay, anointed my eyes,

and said to me, 'Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.' So I went away

and washed, and I received my sight."

12 They said to him, "Where is He?"

He said, "I do not know."



The Pharisees Investigate the Healing



13 They brought the man who had been blind to the Pharisees.

14 (Jn 5:9) Now it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay

and opened his eyes.

15 Therefore the Pharisees also asked him how he received his sight.

He said to them, "He put clay on my eyes, and I washed, and I see."

16 (Jn 7:43; 10:19) Some of the Pharisees said, "This Man is not from God,

because He does not keep the Sabbath day."

Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do such signs?"

So there was division among them.

17 (Jn 4:19; 6:14) Then they said to the blind man again,

"What do you say about Him, since He opened your eyes?"

He said, "He is a prophet."

18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind

and received his sight, until they called the parents

of the one who had received his sight.

19 They asked them, "Is this your son, whom you say was born blind?

How then does he now see?"

20 His parents answered them, "We know that this is our son

and that he was born blind.

21 But how he now sees, we do not know, or who opened his eyes,

we do not know. He is of age. Ask him. He will speak for himself."

22 (Jn 7:13; 16:2) His parents said this, because they feared the Jews.

For the Jews had already agreed that if anyone confessed

that He was the Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.

23 (Jn 9:21) Therefore his parents said, "He is of age. Ask him."

24 (Jos 7:19; Jn 9:16) So again they called the man who was blind and said to him, “Give glory to God. We know that this Man is a sinner.”

25 He said, "I do not know if He is a sinner.

I know one thing: I was blind, but now I see."

26 Then they said to him again, "What did He do to you?

How did He open your eyes?"

27 He answered them, "I told you already, and you did not listen.

Why do you want to hear it again?

Do you also want to become His disciples?"

28 (Ro 2:17) Then they insulted him and said, "You are His disciple,

but we are Moses' disciples.

29 (Jn 8:14) We know that God has spoken to Moses. As for this fellow,

we do not know where He is from."

30 (Jn 3:10; 12:37) The man answered, "Well, here is an amazing thing!

You do not know where He is from, and yet He opened my eyes.

31 (Pr 15:29; 28:9; Isa 1:15) We know that God does not listen to sinners.

But if anyone is a worshipper of God and does His will, He hears him.

32 Since the world began, it has never been heard that anyone opened

the eyes of someone born blind.

33 (Jn 3:2; 9:16) If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing."

34 (Jn 9:2; 9:22) They answered him, "You were completely born in sin.

Are you teaching us?" And they threw him out.



Spiritual Blindness



35 (1Jn 5:13; Jn 10:36) Jesus heard that they had thrown him out,

and when He found him, He said, "Do you believe in the Son of God?"

36 (Ro 10:14) He answered, "Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?"

37 (Jn 4:26) Jesus said to him, "You have seen Him,

and it is He who speaks with you."

38 (Mt 28:9) Then he said, "Lord, I believe." And he worshipped Him.

39 (Lk 4:18; Jn 3:19) Jesus said, "I came into this world for judgment,

that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind."

40 Some Pharisees who were with Him heard these words,

and said to Him, "Are we also blind?"

41 (Pr 26:12) Jesus said, "If you were blind, you would have no sin.

But now you say, 'We see.' Therefore your sin remains.



John 10



The Parable of the Shepherd



1 "Truly, truly I say to you, he who does not enter by the door

into the sheepfold, but climbs up some other way, is a thief and a robber.

2 (Jn 10:14) But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

3 (Jn 10:4; 10:16) To him the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice.

He calls his own sheep by name, and he leads them out.

4 (Jn 10:16) When he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them.

And the sheep follow him, for they know his voice.

5 Yet they will never follow a stranger, but will run away from him.

For they do not know the voice of strangers."

6 Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand

what He was telling them.



Jesus the Good Shepherd



7 (Jn 10:9; 10:1) Then Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly I say to you,

I am the door of the sheep.

8 (Eze 34:2; Jn 10:1) All who came before Me are thieves and robbers,

but the sheep did not listen to them.

9 (Jn 10:1; 14:6) I am the door. If anyone enters through Me,

he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

10 (Jn 6:33; Heb 7:25) The thief does not come, except to steal and kill

and destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it

more abundantly.

11 (Isa 40:11; Eze 34:23; Heb 13:20) "I am the good shepherd.

The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.

12 (Eze 34:2-6; Zec 11:16-17) But he who is a hired hand,

and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep,

sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and runs away.

So the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.

13 The hired hand runs away because he is a hired hand

and does not care about the sheep.

14 (Jn 10:27; Isa 53:11) "I am the good shepherd. I know My sheep

and am known by My own.

15 (Mt 11:27; Jn 10:11; Isa 53:10) Even as the Father knows Me,

so I know the Father. And I lay down My life for the sheep.

16 (Isa 56:8; Jn 11:52) I have other sheep who are not of this fold.

I must also bring them, and they will hear My voice. There will

be one flock and one shepherd.

17 (Jn 10:11; Heb 2:9) Therefore My Father loves Me,

because I lay down My life that I may take it up again.

18 (Jn 15:10; 14:31) No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down Myself.

I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it up again.

I received this command from My Father."

19 (Jn 9:16) Therefore there was a division again among the Jews

because of these sayings.

20 (Mk 3:21; Jn 7:20) Many of them said, "He has a demon and is insane.

Why do you listen to Him?"

21 (Ex 4:11; Ps 146:8) Others said, "These are not the words of one who

has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?"



Jesus Rejected by the Jews



22 The Feast of the Dedication (Or Hanukkah.) was at Jerusalem,

and it was winter.

23 (Ac 3:11; 5:12) Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's Porch.

24 (Jn 1:19) Then the Jews surrounded Him, saying, "How long will You keep

us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly."

25 (Jn 8:58; 10:38) Jesus answered them, "I told you, and you did not believe.

The works that I do in My Father's name bear witness of Me.

26 (Jn 8:47) But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep,

as I said to you.

27 (Jn 10:14; 10:16) My sheep hear My voice, and I know them,

and they follow Me.

28 (Jn 6:37; 6:39-40) I give them eternal life. They shall never perish,

nor shall anyone snatch them from My hand.

29 (Jn 14:28; 17:2) My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all.

No one is able to snatch them from My Father's hand.

30 (Jn 14:9; Mt 11:27) My Father and I are one."

31 (Jn 8:59) Again the Jews took up stones to stone Him.

32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from My Father.

For which of those works do you stone Me?"

33 (Jn 5:18; Lev 24:16; Jn 10:30) The Jews answered Him,

"We are not stoning You for a good work, but for blasphemy,

and because You, being a Man, claim to be God."

34 (Jn 12:34; 15:25) Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law,

'I said, "You are gods"(Ps 82:6.)'?

35 If He called them 'gods,' to whom the word of God came,

and the Scripture cannot be broken,

36 (Jn 3:17; Jer 1:5) do you say of Him, whom the Father has sanctified

and sent into the world, 'You blaspheme,' because I said,

'I am the Son of God'?

37 (Jn 15:24; 10:25) If I am not doing the works of My Father,

do not believe Me.

38 (Jn 14:20; 10:30) But if I do them, though you do not believe Me,

believe the works, that you may know

and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."

39 (Jn 7:30; 8:59) Again they tried to seize Him,

but He escaped from their hands.

40 (Jn 1:28) Then He went away again beyond the Jordan into the place

where John was baptizing at first, and He remained there.

41 (Jn 1:29-30; 1:33-34) Many came to Him and said,

"John did no sign. But everything that John said about this Man was true."

42 (Jn 7:31) And many believed in Him there.



2) Our Daily Bread for 22 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/22/live-to-serve

Live to Serve



1 Peter 4:8-11



8 (Pr 10:12; Jas 5:20) Above all things, have unfailing love for one another,

because love covers a multitude of sins.

9 (Php 2:14; 1Ti 3:2) Show hospitality to one another without complaining.

10 (1Co 4:1-2; Lk 12:42) As everyone has received a gift, even so serve

one another with it, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

11 (Ac 7:38; 1Co 10:31) If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God.

If anyone serves, let him serve with the strength that God supplies, so that

God in all things may be glorified through ­Jesus Christ, to whom be praise

and dominion forever and ever. Amen.



After ten-year-old Chelsea received an elaborate art set, she discovered that

God used art to help her feel better when she was sad. When she found out that

some kids didn't have art supplies readily available, she wanted to help them.

So when it was time for her birthday party, she asked her friends not to bring

her gifts. Instead, she invited them to donate art supplies and help fill

boxes for children in need.



Later, with her family's help, she started Chelsea's Charity. She began

asking more people to help her fill boxes so she could help more kids.

She has even taught art tips to groups who have received her boxes.

After a local newscaster interviewed Chelsea, people started donating

supplies from all over the country. As Chelsea's Charity continues sending

art supplies internationally, this young girl is demonstrating

how God can use us when we're willing to live to serve others.



Chelsea's compassion and willingness to share reflects the heart of

a faithful steward. The apostle Peter encourages all believers in Jesus

to be faithful stewards as they "love each other deeply" by sharing

the resources and talents God has given them (1 Peter 4:8–11).



Our small acts of love can inspire others to join us in giving.

God can even rally supporters to serve alongside us.

As we rely on Him, we can live to serve and give Him the glory He deserves.



By: Xochitl Dixon



Reflect & Pray



How can you rely on God to help you serve others today?

In what way has God been nudging you to serve Him that seems

too big for you to handle alone?



Faithful Father, please give me all I need to serve You

by loving others with my words and actions today.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 5 Rejoice in Grace - Day 6 God Works!



Phil 2:12-13



12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence,

but so much more in my absence, work out your own salvation

with fear and trembling.

13 For God is the One working in you, both to will and to do His good pleasure.



"I just can't do it!" Marlys, a carrer woman in her 30s, was struggling to fit

her new Christian pricinples into the business world. Accustomed to the

cutthroat tactics of the corporate hierarchy, she has a hard time knowing

Jesus' examples of grace and mercy applied.

Marlys was right. She couldn't do it. In our own strength, none of us is able

to "live the Christian life." Someone has said, " The Christian life isn't

difficult -- it's impossible!" Only the power of the Holy Spirit is

effective to work the needed changes in our priorities and behaviour;

only God can accomplish what he calls us to do.

In Phillippians 2:12, Paul says "work it out." If we stop there,

we are likely to throw up our hands in despair.

But the good news appears in verse 13:

" For God is the One working in you, both to will and to do His good pleasure."

WE are not left on our own to figure out how to live the Christian life.

God gives us both the will and the ability to obey him, to live in a way

that will please him.

The key to a God-pleasing life is not performance, but obedience. God does not

expect us to "do great things" for him, to deserve his love and grace.

Our part in the process of salvation is to respond in obedience to the Lord,

to say "yes" to wht he asks of us. We cannot change ourselves;

we cannot even know ourselves apart from the Spirit's insight. But

as we cooperate with him, as we agree to be obedient, the Spirit changes us

within, and those changes are "worked out" into our lives.



Application



a) Have I ever tried to "Live the Christian life" on my own strengh?

What was the result?



b) In what practical ways is Paul's declaration that "God works in me"

good new in my life?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Luke 6:38



38 "Give, and it will be given to you: Good measure, pressed down,

shaken together, and running over will men give unto you.

For with the measure you use, it will be measured unto you."



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Burdened by Doubt



Proverbs 30:5



5 Every word of God is pure;

He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.





Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



22nd Day of the Month



a) Pray for the Province of Quebec



I) Pray for the leaders of Quebec,

that God's Spirit would influence

then to act justly,

serve with integrity

and honour high moral standards. ( 1 Tim 2:1 - 4



1 Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone,

2 (Ezr 6:10) for kings and for all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty,

3(1Ti 1:1; Lk 1:47) for this is good

and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

4 (Eze 18:23; 18:32)who desires all men to be saved

and to come to the knowledge of the truth. )



II) Pray for the churches of the province,

that they would be lighthouses

beaming forth the illuminating truth of God's Word.



III) Pray that the Lord would use

the Finding the Hope Campaign

and booklet to turn many hearts to Jesus



b) Pray that the influence of the Holy Spirit would dissolve

every argument and pretension exalted against the knowledge

of God.



(



2 Cor 10: 3 - 5



3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God

to the pulling down of strongholds, 5 casting down imaginations and every

high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every

thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,



)



Conclusion:



Pray to the Lord and pray to Him who can open your eyes

for He is the Good Shepherd.



Pray to the Lord "Faithful Father, please give me all I need to serve You

by loving others with my words and actions today."



Pray to the Lord and pray to live an obedient life in the Lord.



Pray to the Lord and ask him what to give.



Pray to the Lord and trust in His Word.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of Peace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray that the influence of the Holy Spirit would dissolve

every argument and pretension exalted against the knowledge

of God.



Pray that all Pakistani Christians will have their owncopy of the Bible.



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 294 - 21 October 2021 reflections

Day 294, 21 October 2021



John 7-8



John 7

The Unbelief of Jesus' Brothers



1 (Jn 4:3; 7:19) After these things Jesus walked in Galilee.

He would not walk in Judea, because the Jews were seeking to kill Him.

2 (Zec 14:16-19) Now the Jews' Feast of Tabernacles was at hand.

3 (Mt 12:46; Jn 7:5) His brothers therefore said to Him,

"Depart from here and go into Judea, that Your disciples also may see

the works that You do.

4 Jn 18:20For no one does anything in secret, while he himself seeks

to be known openly. If You do these things, reveal Yourself to the world."

5 (Mk 3:21) For even His brothers did not believe in Him.

6 (Jn 2:4; 7:8) Therefore Jesus told them, "My time has not yet come,

but your time is always fitting.

7 (Jn 3:19; 15:18-19) The world cannot hate you. But it hates Me,

because I testify concerning it, that its works are evil.

8 (Jn 7:6) You go up to this feast. I am not going up to this feast yet,

because My time has not yet fully come."

9 Having said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.



Jesus at the Feast of Tabernacles



10 However, after His brothers had gone up to the feast,

then He also went up, not publicly, but secretly.

11 (Jn 11:56) Then the Jews looked for Him at the feast,

and said, "Where is He?"

12 (Jn 7:40-43; 9:16) There was much complaining among the people

concerning Him. For some said, "He is a good Man."

Others said, “No, He deceives the people.”

13 (Jn 9:22; 19:38) Yet no one spoke openly of Him for fear of the Jews.

14 (Jn 7:28) Now about the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple

and began teaching.

15 (Mt 13:54; Lk 2:47) The Jews marveled, saying, "How has this Man become

educated, having never been taught?"

16 (Jn 3:11; 14:24) Jesus answered them, "My teaching is not Mine,

but His who sent Me.

17 (Jn 8:43; 8:31-32) If any man desires to do His will,

he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether

I speak on My own authority.

18 (Jn 5:41) He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory.

But He who seeks the glory of Him who sent Him is true,

and no unrighteousness is in Him.

19 (Jn 1:17; Mt 12:14) Did Moses not give you the law,

and yet none of you keeps the law? Why do you seek to kill Me?"

20 (Jn 8:48; 10:20) The people answered and said,

"You have a demon. Who is seeking to kill You?"

21 Jesus answered them, "I did one work, and you all marvel.

22 (Lev 12:3; Ge 17:10-14) Yet, because Moses gave you circumcision,

you circumcise a man on the Sabbath day (although it did not come from Moses,

but from the Patriarchs).

23 If a man receives circumcision on the Sabbath day, so that the Law of Moses

should not be broken, are you angry at Me because I completely healed a man on

the Sabbath day?

24 (Jn 8:15; Dt 1:16-17) Do not judge according to appearance, but practice

righteous judgment."



Is He the Christ?



25 Then some of them from Jerusalem said, "Is this not He whom they seek to kill?

26 (Jn 7:48) Look! He speaks publicly, and they say nothing to Him.

Do the rulers indeed know that this is really the Christ?

27 (Jn 6:42; Lk 4:22) But we know where this Man is from.

When the Christ comes, no one will know where He is from."

28 (Jn 8:42; 7:14) Then Jesus, still teaching in the temple, cried out,

"You know Me and you likewise know where I am from. I have not come on

My own authority, but He who sent Me is true, whom you do not know.

29 (Jn 8:55; Mt 11:27) But I know Him, for I am from Him, and He sent Me."

30 (Jn 10:39; 7:6) So they tried to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him,

because His hour had not yet come.

31 (Jn 12:42; Mt 12:23) Still, many of the people believed in Him and said,

"When the Christ comes, will He do more signs

than these which this Man has done?"



Officials Sent to Arrest Jesus



32 The Pharisees heard the people murmuring these things concerning Him.

So the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to arrest Him.

33 (Jn 13:33; 16:5) Then Jesus said to them, "I shall be with you

a little while longer, and then I go to Him who sent Me.

34 You will look for Me and you will not find Me. And where I am,

you cannot come."

35 (Jas 1:1; 1Pe 1:1) The Jews said among themselves, "Where does He intend

to go that we shall not find Him? Does He intend to go to the Dispersion

among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?

36 (Jn 7:34) What kind of saying is this which He said,

'You will look for Me and you will not find Me.

And where I am, you cannot come'?"



Rivers of Living Water



37 (Isa 55:1; Lev 23:36; Nu 29:35) On the last and greatest day of the feast,

Jesus stood and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty,

let him come to Me and drink.

38 (Isa 58:11; Jn 4:14) He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,

out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water."

39 (Ac 2:17; Joel 2:28; Ac 2:33) By this He spoke of the Spirit,

whom those who believe in Him would receive. For the Holy Spirit

was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.



Division Among the People



40 (Mt 21:11; Jn 1:21) Therefore when they heard these words,

many of the people said, "Truly, this is the Prophet."

41 (Jn 1:46; 7:52) Others said, "This is the Christ."

But some said, "Will the Christ come out of Galilee?

42 (Mic 5:2; Mt 2:5) Has the Scripture not said that the Christ

comes from the seed of David, out of the town of Bethlehem where David was?"

43 (Jn 9:16; 10:19) So there was a division among the people because of Him.

44 (Jn 7:30) Some of them wanted to arrest Him, but no one laid hands on Him.



The Unbelief of Those in Authority



45 (Jn 7:32) Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees,

who said to them, "Why did you not bring Him?"

46 The officers answered, "No man has ever spoken like this Man."

47 (Jn 7:12) Then the Pharisees answered them, "Are you also deceived?

48 (Jn 12:42; 7:26) Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him?

49 Not at all. This crowd who does not know the law is accursed."

50 (Jn 19:39) Nicodemus, being one of them who came to Jesus by night,

said to them,

51 (Pr 18:13) "Does our law judge a man before it hears him

and knows what he is doing?"

52 (Jn 7:41; 1:46) They answered him, "Are you also from Galilee?

Search and see that no prophet arises out of Galilee."



The Woman Caught in Adultery



53 Then everyone went to his own house.

(The earliest Gk. manuscripts lack 7:53-8:11.)



John 8



1 (Mt 21:1) But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

2 (Mt 26:55; Lk 4:20) Early in the morning He returned to the temple.

All the people came to Him, and He sat down and taught them.

3 The scribes and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery.

When they had put her in the middle,

4 they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the very act of

adultery.

5 (Lev 20:10) Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such,

but what do You say?"

6 (Mt 19:3; Lk 10:25) They said this, testing Him, that they might have

something of which to accuse Him.

But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger,

as though He did not hear them.

7 So when they continued asking Him, He stood up and said to them,

"Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her."

8 Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.

9 Being convicted by their conscience, those who heard it went out

one by one, beginning with the eldest even to the last. Jesus was left alone,

and the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had stood up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her,

"Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?"

11 (Jn 3:17; 5:14) She said, "No one, Lord."

Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more."



Jesus the Light of the World



12 (Jn 12:35; Job 33:28; Isa 49:6) Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying,

"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me shall not walk

in the darkness, but shall have the light of life."

13 The Pharisees therefore said to Him, "You bear witness of Yourself.

Your testimony is not true."

14 (Jn 13:3; 16:28) Jesus answered them, "Though I bear witness of Myself,

My testimony is true. For I know where I came from and where I am going.

But you do not know where I came from or where I am going.

15 (Jn 7:24; 1Sa 16:7) You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one.

16 (Jn 8:29; 16:32) Yet if I do judge, My judgment is true. For I am not

alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me.

17 (Dt 17:6; Mt 18:16) Even in your law it is written that the testimony

of two men is true.

18 (Jn 8:58; 10:30) I am One who bears witness of Myself, and the Father

that sent Me bears witness of Me."

19 (Jn 16:3; 7:28) Then they said to Him, "Where is Your Father?"

Jesus answered, "You know neither Me nor My Father.

If you knew Me, you would know My Father also."

20 (Jn 7:30; Mk 12:41) Jesus spoke these words in the treasury,

as He taught in the temple. No one arrested Him,

for His hour had not yet come.



Where I Am Going You Cannot Come



21 (Jn 7:34; 8:24; 13:33) Again, Jesus said to them, "I am going away,

and you will seek Me, and you will die in your sins.

Where I am going, you cannot come."

22 (Jn 8:48; 8:52) So the Jews said, "Will He kill Himself? For He said,

'Where I am going, you cannot come.' "

23 (Jn 3:31; 17:14) He said to them, "You are from below; I am from above.

You are of this world; I am not of this world.

24 (Jn 8:21) Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins.

For unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins."

25 (Jn 1:19) They said to Him, "Who are You?"

Jesus said to them, "Just who I have been telling you from the beginning.

26 (Jn 7:28; 15:15) I have many things to say and to judge concerning you,

but He who sent Me is true. So I tell the world what I heard from Him."

27 They did not understand that He spoke to them of the Father.

28 (Jn 3:14; 5:19) So Jesus said to them, "When you lift up the Son of Man,

then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing of Myself.

But I speak these things as My Father taught Me.

29 (Jn 4:34; 8:16) He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me

alone, for I always do those things that please Him."

30 (Jn 7:31) As He spoke these words, many believed in Him.



The Truth Will Set You Free



31 (2Jn 1:9) Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him,

"If you remain in My word, then you are truly My disciples.

32 (Ro 8:2; Jas 2:12) You shall know the truth,

and the truth shall set you free."

33 (Mt 3:9; Jn 8:39) They answered Him, "We are Abraham's seed

and have never been in bondage to anyone. Why do You say,

'You shall be set free'? "

34 (Ro 6:16; 2Pe 2:19) Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly I say to you,

whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.

35 (Ge 21:10) Now a slave does not remain in the house forever,

but a son remains forever.

36 Therefore if the Son sets you free, you shall be free indeed.

37 (Jn 7:1I) know that you are Abraham's seed. But you seek to kill Me,

because My word has no place in you.

38 (Jn 5:19; 8:41) I am telling what I have seen with My Father,

and you are doing what you have seen with your father."



Your Father the Devil

39 (Gal 3:7; Jn 8:37) They answered Him, "Abraham is our father."

Jesus said to them, "If you were Abraham's children, you would do

the works of Abraham.

40 (Jn 8:26) But now you seek to kill Me, a Man who has told you

the truth which I heard from God. Abraham did not do this.

41 (Isa 63:16; 64:8; Jn 8:38) You are doing the works of your father."

Then they said to Him, "We were not born of sexual immorality.

We have one Father: God."

42 (Jn 17:8; 17:25; 3:17) Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father,

you would love Me, for I came from God and proceeded into the world.

I did not come of My own authority, but He sent Me.

43 (Jer 6:10; Jn 7:17) Why do you not understand My speaking?

Because you cannot bear to hear My word.

44 (Jn 8:38; 8:41) You are of your father the devil, and you want to do

the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning,

and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.

When he lies, he speaks from his own nature,

for he is a liar and the father of lies.

45 Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.

46 (Heb 4:15) Which of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak the truth,

why do you not believe Me?

47 He who is of God hears God's words. Therefore, you do not hear them,

because you are not of God."



The Preexistence of Jesus



48 (Jn 7:20; 4:9) The Jews answered Him,

"Do we not rightly say that You are a Samaritan and have a demon?"

49 Jesus answered, "I do not have a demon. But I honor My Father,

and you dishonor Me.

50 (Jn 5:41; 8:54) I do not seek glory for Myself. There is One who seeks

it and judges.

51 (Lk 2:26; Jn 5:24) Truly, truly I say to you, if anyone keeps My word,

he shall never see death."

52 (Heb 2:9) Then the Jews said to Him, "Now we know that You have a demon.

Abraham and the prophets died, and You say,

'If a man keeps My word, he shall never taste death.'

53 (Jn 4:12) "Are You greater than our father Abraham, who died?

The prophets are dead! Who do You make Yourself out to be?"

54 (Jn 8:50; 17:1) Jesus answered, "If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing.

It is My Father who glorifies Me, of whom you say that He is your God.

55 (Jn 8:19; 7:28-29) Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him.

If I say, 'I do not know Him,' I shall be a liar like you.

But I know Him and keep His word.

56 (Heb 11:13; Mt 13:17) Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day.

He saw it and was glad."

57 Then the Jews said to Him, "You are not yet fifty years old.

Have You seen Abraham?"

58 (Ex 3:14; Jn 17:5; 17:24) Jesus said to them,

"Truly, truly I say to you, before Abraham was born, I AM."

59 (Jn 11:8; Lev 24:16) Then they took up stones to throw at Him.

But ­Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.

Going through their midst, He passed by.



2) Our Daily Bread for 21 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/21/bible-beavers

Studying the Scriptures



John 5:39–47



39 (Lk 24:27; 24:44) "You search the Scriptures, because you think in them

you have eternal life. These are they who bear witness of Me.

40 (Mt 23:37; Jn 3:19) Yet you are not willing to come to Me that you may

have life.

41 (1Th 2:6; Jn 5:34) "I do not receive honor from men.

42 (Jn 2:25) But I know you, that you do not have the love of God in you.

43 (Mt 24:5; Jn 10:25) I have come in My Father's name,

but you do not receive Me. If another comes in his own name,

you will receive him.

44 (Ro 2:29) How can you believe, who receive glory from one another

and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

45 (Jn 9:28-29; Ro 2:17-29) "Do not think that I shall accuse you

to the Father. There is one who accuses you-Moses, in whom you trust.

46 (Ge 3:15; Dt 18:15) For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me,

for he wrote of Me.

47 (Lk 16:31; 16:29) But if you do not believe his writings,

how will you believe My words?"



J. I. Packer (1926-2020), in his classic work Knowing God,

spoke of four well-known believers in Christ whom he called

"beavers for the Bible." Not all were trained scholars, but each one

exercised great care to know God by gnawing into the Scripture,

like a beaver digs in and gnaws away at a tree. Packer further noted

that knowing God through Bible study is not just for scholars.

"A simple Bible reader and sermon hearer who is full of the Holy Spirit

will develop a far deeper acquaintance with his God

and Saviour than a more learned scholar who is content

with being theologically correct."



Unfortunately, not all who study the Bible do so with humble hearts

with the goal of getting to know the Savior better and becoming more

like Him. In Jesus' day there were those who read the Old Testament

Scriptures, yet they missed the very One they spoke of.

"You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them

you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify

about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life" (John 5:39-40).



Do you sometimes find yourself stumped as you read the Bible?

Or have you given up studying the Scriptures altogether?

Bible "beavers" are more than Bible readers. They prayerfully

and carefully gnaw away at Scripture in ways that open their eyes

and hearts to see and love Jesus-the One revealed in it.



By: Arthur Jackson



Reflect & Pray



What are some Old Testament Scripture passages that you recognize

as "testifying" about Jesus? What better habits do you need to develop

to become a better student of the Scriptures?



Father, open my eyes to see Jesus in all of Scripture

so that I might love, obey, and serve Him more.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 5 Rejoice in Grace - Day 5 Called by Name



Isaiah 43:1



1 But now, thus says the Lord

who created you, O Jacob,

and He who formed you, O Israel:

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;



Eric, age 4, somehow lost his mother in a large and busy department store.

Found sobbing under a coat rack, the boy tried to tell the security guard

where he was when he got separated from his mother. Finally the guard said,

"what's your name, Son? Who do you belong to?"

The child brightened a bit, gave the guard his name, and within minutes

the frantic mother was reunited with her lost son.

One of the first questions we are asked, both as children and adults, is

"What is your name?" - that is, "Who are you? Who do you belong to?"

Children bear the name of their parents, and most women,

except for professional reasons,

take the name of their husbands when they marry.

Our names are our primary method of identification;

they connect us with our heritage and those we love.

In Isaiah 43:1, God declares that we belong to him.

The Lord who created us and formed us says,

"I have redemmed you; I have called you by name; you are mine." God's

right of ownership in our lives extends beyond the bond of family and friends,

of parent, child, or spouse. We belong first to him;

we are called by him into oneness with him.

The Scripture is filled with images of the Lord's care for us;

when we are lost, he does

not wait for us to find him,

but takes the initiative, like a loving parent

to seek us out. That declaration of belonging can give us

a strong sense of security in our lives. God loves us;

he will never let us go.



Application



a) What experiences have I had of being lost of abandoned?



b) How can today's verse help me find security in belonging to God?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Mark 4:19



19 But the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches,

and the desires for other things entering in choke the word,

and it proves unfruitful.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Burdened by Doubt



James 1:2 to 8



Faith and Wisdom



2 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptations,

3 knowing that the trying of your faith develops patience.

4 But let patience perfect its work, that you may be perfect and complete,

lacking nothing.

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men

liberally and without criticism, and it will be given to him.

6 But let him ask in faith, without wavering. For he who wavers

is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed with the wind.

7 Let not that man think that he will receive anything from the Lord.

8 A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.



Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



21st Day of the Month



a) Pray for the leaders our educational system, that they would

have wisdom and make god honouring decisions



(



1 Therefore I exhort first of all that you make

supplications, prayers, intercessions,

and thanksgivings for everyone,

2 for kings and for all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life

in all godliness and honesty,



)



b) Pray that those who serve in law enforcement will have the resources

they need and the vigilance their work requires.



Conclusion:



Pray to the Lord and pray to sin no more.



Pray to the Lord "Father, open my eyes to see Jesus in all of Scripture

so that I might love, obey, and serve Him more."



Pray to the Lord and thank Him for accepting you.



Pray to the Lord and pray not to deceive by worldly riches.



Pray to the Lord and give your doubts to Him.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of Peace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray for the leaders our educational system, that they would

have wisdom and make god honouring decisions



Pray that those who serve in law enforcement will have the resources

they need and the vigilance their work requires.



Pray for the success of Bible-smuggling efoorts in North Korea

by air and sea transport.



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 293 - 20 October 2021 reflections

Day 293, 20 October 2021



Matthew 18



Matthew 18



The Greatest in the Kingdom

Mk 9:33-37; Lk 9:46-48



1 (Mk 9:33-37; Lk 9:46-48) At that time the disciples came to ­Jes­us,

saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"

2 Jesus called a little child to Him and set him in their midst,

3 (1Pe 2:2; 1Co 14:20) and said, "Truly I say to you, unless you are

converted and become like little children, you will not enter

the kingdom of heaven.

4 (Mt 23:11-12) Therefore whoever humbles himself like this little child

is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 (Mt 25:40) And whoever receives one such

little child in My name receives Me.



Temptations to Sin

Mk 9:42-48; Lk 17:1-2



6 (Mk 9:42) "But whoever misleads one of these little ones who believe in Me,

it would be better for him to have a millstone hung about his neck a

nd to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

7 (Lk 17:1; 1Co 11:19) Woe to the world because of temptations! For it must

be that temptations come, but woe to that man by whom the ­temptation comes!

8 (Mt 5:29-30; 25:41) Therefore if your hand or your foot causes you to sin,

cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life lame

or maimed than having two hands or two feet to be thrown into eternal fire.

9 (Mt 5:22; 5:29) And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out

and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than

having two eyes to be thrown into the fire of hell.



The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Lk 15:5-7



10 (Lk 1:19; Heb 1:14) "See that you do not despise one of these little ones.

For I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face

of My Father who is in heaven.

11 (Lk 19:10) For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.

12 (Lk 15:4-7; Mt 21:28) "What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep

and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills

and go in search for the one which went astray?

13 And if he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep

than over the ninety-nine which never went astray.

14 (Jn 17:12) So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one

of these little ones should perish.



The Brother Who Sins

Lk 17:3



15 (Lev 19:17; 1Co 9:19-21) "Now if your brother sins against you,

go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you,

you have gained your brother.

16 (Dt 19:15; Jn 8:17) But if he does not listen, then take with you one

or two others, that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every word

may be established. (Ps 8:2.)

17 (2Th 3:6; Mt 5:46) If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church.

But if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as

a Gentile and a tax collector.

18 (Mt 16:19; Jn 20:23) "Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will

be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

19 (Mt 7:7; Ac 12:5) "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth

about anything they ask, it will be done for them

by My Father who is in heaven.

20 (Mt 28:20; Jn 20:19) For where two or three are assembled in My name,

there I am in their midst."



The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant



21 (Mt 18:15; Lk 17:3-4) Then Peter came to Him and said,

"Lord, how often shall I forgive my brother who sins against me?

Up to seven times?"

22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you up to seven times,

but up to seventy times seven.

23 (Mt 13:24) "Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king

who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.

24 When he began to settle the accounts, one was brought to him who owed

him ten thousand talents.(Several million pounds.)

25 (Lev 25:39; 2Ki 4:1) But since he was not able to pay, his master ordered

that he be sold with his wife, their children, and all that he had,

and payment to be made.

26 (Mt 8:2) "So the servant fell on his knees, pleading with him, saying,

'Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.'

27 Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion,

released him, and forgave him the debt.

28 (Mt 20:2) "But that same servant went out and found one of his fellow

servants who owed him a hundred denarii.(A few pounds.)

He laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying,

'Pay me what you owe.'

29 "So his fellow servant fell down at his feet and entreated him,

saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.'

30 "But he would not and went and threw him in prison

until he should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellow servants saw what took place, they were very sorry

and went and told their master all that had taken place.

32 "Then his master, after he had summoned him, said to him,

'O you wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt

because you pleaded with me.

33 (Col 3:13) Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant,

even as I had pity on you?'

34 (Mt 5:25-26) His master was angry and delivered him to the jailers

until he should pay all his debt.

35 (Pr 21:13; Mt 6:14-15) "So also My heavenly Father will do to each of you,

if from your heart you do not forgive your brother for his trespasses."



2) Our Daily Bread for 20 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/20/look-within

Crumbled from Within



Psalms 32

A Psalm of David. A Contemplative Maskil.

1 Blessed is he

whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is covered.

2 (Ps 63:1; 84:2) Blessed is the man

against whom the Lord does not count iniquity,

and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

3 (Ps 79:10; 80:5) When I kept silent,

my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

4 (Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8) For day and night

Your hand was heavy on me;

my strength was changed

into the drought of summer. Selah

5 (Ps 42:11; 43:5) I acknowledged my sin to You,

and my iniquity I did not conceal.

I said, "I will confess

my transgressions to the Lord,"

and You forgave

the iniquity of my sin. Selah



Matthew 7:1



1 (Lk 6:37; Jas 4:11–12) “Judge not, that you be not judged. "



When I was a teenager, my mom painted a mural on our living room wall,

which stayed there for several years. It showed an ancient Greek scene

of a ruined temple with white columns lying on their sides,

a crumbling fountain, and a broken statue. As I looked at the Hellenistic

architecture that had once held great beauty, I tried to imagine

what had destroyed it. I was curious, especially when I began studying

about the tragedy of once great and thriving civilizations

that had decayed and crumbled from within.



The sinful depravity and wanton destruction we see around us today can be

troubling. It’s natural for us to try to explain it by pointing to people

and nations that have rejected God. But shouldn’t we be casting our gaze

inwardly as well? Scripture warns us about being hypocrites when we call

out others to turn from their sinful ways without also taking a

deeper look inside our own hearts (Matthew 7:1-5).



Psalm 32 challenges us to see and confess our own sin.

It's only when we recognize and confess our personal sin that we can

experience freedom from guilt and the joy of true repentance (vv. 1–5).

And as we rejoice in knowing that God offers us complete forgiveness,

we can share that hope with others who are also struggling with sin.



By: Cindy Hess Kasper



Reflect & Pray



What's the first step in identifying sin in your life?

Why is it vital that you confess your sin to God?



Father God, I thank You for the gift of Your forgiveness

that eliminates the guilt of my sin. Help me to first examine

my own heart before I concern myself with the sins of others.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 5 Rejoice in Grace - Day 4 Under the Mercy



Ps 13:5-6



5 I for my part confide in Your kindness;

may my heart exult in Your salvation!

6 I will sing to the Lord,

because He has dealt bountifully with me.



In Sheldon Vanauken's book "A Severe Mercy", Vanauken faced the "severe mercy"

of the untimely death of his wife. His friend C. S. Lewis , who had endured a

similar grief , comforted him through letters,

encouraging him with the exhotation, "Go under the Mercy".

While God's grace deals with sin and forgiveness,

God's mercy deals with the pain pf human existence. We all experience pain

- sometimes as a natural result of wrongs we have done, sometimes unfairly

as a consequence of living in a fallen world.

But for all who hurt, God provides

mercy - respite from pain, and the assurance of a Lord who cares.

David , in Psalm 13 says " I trust in your mercy, your unfailing love."

God's love never fail us, no matter how much we may have failed him.

David knew the consequences of sin; he knew what it meant to fail God,

to rebel against God's faithfulness. Yet David trusted in God's Goodness

rather than depending upon his own; he focused his attention upon the

mercy of the Lord.

We need, like David, to "Go under the mercy" , even when it is a "severe mercy."

Even when circumstances seem bad; even when things seem out of control; even

when we think God has forsaken us, yet his mercy is at work to bring us

fulfillment and cause us to turn to him

with a song of praise on our lips.



Application



a) How have I experienced the mercy of God?



b) How can these verses help me focus on God's

merciful intervention in my life even when circumstances seem

out of control?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Hebr 11:6



6 (1Ch 28:9; Jer 29:13-14) And without faith it is impossible to please God,

for he who comes to God must believe that He exists

and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Burdened by Doubt



Matt 7:7-11



Ask, Seek, Knock



Lk 11:9-13



7(Mt 21:22; Mk 11:24)"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find;

knock and it will be opened to you.

8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds,

and to him who knocks, it will be opened.

9 "What man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread,

will give him a stone?

10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a snake?

11 (Ge 6:5; 8:21) If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts

to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give

good things to those who ask Him!





Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



20th Day of the Month



a) Pray for the children of Canada, that they would come to know

Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord.



(



Matthew 19:14



14 (Mt 18:3; Lk 18:16–17)

But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me,

and do not forbid them. For to such belongs the kingdom of heaven."



)



b) Pray that Christians will recognise that our struggle is not

against the natural world but against invisible spiritual forces.



(



Eph 6:12



12 (Eph 1:3; 1:21) For our fight is not against flesh and blood,

but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers

of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces

of evil in the heavenly places.



)









Conclusion:



Pray to the Lord and pray for forgiveness of sins and the sins others

committed against you and to lead children to the Lord.



Pray to the Lord "Father God, I thank You for the gift of Your forgiveness

that eliminates the guilt of my sin. Help me to first examine

my own heart before I concern myself with the sins of others."



Pray to the Lord and thank Him for His mercies.



Pray to the Lord and pray to seek Him in faith always.



Pray to the Lord and pray to seek him persistently.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of Peace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray for the children of Canada, that they would come to know

Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord.



Pray that Christians will recognise that our struggle is not

against the natural world but against invisible spiritual forces.



Pray that Chinese Christians will bring the love and truth of Christ to

a spiritually needy world.



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 292 - 19 October 2021 reflections

Day 292, 19 October 2021



Matthew 17 ; Mark 9



Matthew 17



The Transfiguration

Mk 9:2-13; Lk 9:28-36



1 (Mt 26:37; Mk 5:37) After six days Jesus took Peter, James,

and John his brother and brought them up to a high mountain alone,

2 (Ps 104:2; Mt 28:3) and was transfigured before them. His face shone

as the sun, and His garments became white as the light.

3 Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him.

4 (Lk 9:33) Then Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is good for us to be here.

If You wish, let us make three tabernacles here: one for You, one for Moses,

and one for Elijah."

5 (Mt 3:17; Isa 42:1) While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud

overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son,

with whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him."

6 (2Pe 1:18) When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces

and were filled with awe.

7 (Da 8:18; 10:10) But ­Jes­us came and touched them and said,

"Rise, and do not be afraid."

8 When they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.

9 (Mk 8:30) As they came down the mountain, Jesus commanded them,

"Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead."

10 (Mt 11:14; Mal 4:5-6) His disciples asked Him,

"Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"

11 (Lk 1:16-17; Mal 4:6) Jesus answered,

"Elijah truly does first come and will restore all things.

12 (Mt 16:21) But I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not

know him, but did to him whatever they pleased. Likewise, the Son of Man

will also suffer at their hands."

13 Then the disciples understood that He was speaking to them of John

the Baptist.



The Healing of a Boy with a Demon

Mk 9:14-29; Lk 9:37-43



14 When they came to the crowd, a man came to Him

and knelt before Him, saying,

15 (Mt 4:24) "Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic

and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire and often into the water.

16 I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not heal him."

17 (Jn 20:27) Then Jesus answered, "O faithless and perverse generation,

how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you?

Bring him here to Me."

18 (Mt 9:22) Jesus rebuked the demon, and he came out of him.

And the child was healed instantly.

19 Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said,

"Why could we not cast him out?"

20 (Lk 17:6; Mt 13:31; 21:21) Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief.

For truly I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed,

you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move.

And nothing will be impossible for you.

21 (Mk 9:29) But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting."



Jesus Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection

Mk 9:30-32; Lk 9:43b-45



22 (Mt 16:21; 20:17-18) While they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said

to them, "The Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men,

23 (Mt 16:21; Zec 13:7) and they will kill Him, and He will be raised

on the third day." And they were extremely sorrowful.



Payment of the Temple Tax



24 (Ex 30:13; 38:26; Mk 9:33) When they came to Capernaum, those who collected

tax money came to Peter and said, "Does your Teacher not pay the tax[Dt 25:5.]?"

25 Mt 22:17; 22:19He said, "Yes."

And when he came home, Jesus stopped him, saying, "What do you think, Simon?

From whom do the kings of the earth take custom or taxes?

From their own sons or from strangers?"

26 Peter said to Him, "From strangers."

Jesus said to him, "Then the sons are free.

27 (1Co 8:13)However, lest we offend them, go to the sea and cast a hook,

and take the first fish that comes up. And when you open its mouth,

you will find a coin. Take it and give it to them for you and Me."



Mark 9

1 (Mt 25:31; 16:28) And He said to them,

"Truly I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death

before they see the kingdom of God come with power."



The Transfiguration

Mt 17:1-13; Lk 9:28-36



2 (Mk 5:37; Lk 9:28-36) After six days Jesus took with Him Peter and James

and John and led them up a high mountain, alone by themselves.

And He was transfigured before them.

3 (Mt 28:3; Da 7:9) His garments became shiny, extremely white as snow,

such as no launderer on earth could whiten them.

4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses.

And they were talking with Jesus.

5 Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here.

Let us make three sanctuaries: one for You, and one for Moses,

and one for Elijah."

6 For he did not know what to say, because they were very afraid.

7 (Mt 3:17; 2Pe 1:17) Then a cloud overshadowed them,

and a voice came out of the cloud, saying,

"This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him."

8 Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone

with them except ­Jesus only.

9 (Mk 5:43) As they came down the mountain, He warned them to tell

no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

10 They kept that statement to themselves, questioning each other

what the rising from the dead meant.

11 (Mt 11:14; Mal 4:5) And they asked Him,

"Why do the scribes say that Elijah must first come?"

12 (Lk 23:11; Zec 13:7) He answered, "Elijah indeed comes first to restore

all things. Yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He should suffer

many things and be treated with contempt?

13 (Mt 11:14) But I say to you that Elijah has indeed come,

and they have done to him whatever they wished, as it is written of him."



The Healing of a Boy With an Unclean Spirit

Mt 17:14-20; Lk 9:37-43



14 When He came to His other disciples, He saw a great crowd around them,

and the scribes disputing with them.

15 ­Immediately when all the people saw Him, they were greatly amazed,

and running to Him, greeted Him.

16 He asked the scribes, "What are you debating with them?"

17 (Mk 9:25; Lk 11:14) One in the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought You

my son, who has a mute spirit.

18 Wherever it takes hold on him, it dashes him to the ground.

And he foams at the mouth and gnashes with his teeth and becomes rigid.

And I told Your disciples so that they would cast it out, but they could not."

19 (Jn 20:27) He answered, "O faithless generation, how long shall I be with

you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me."

20 (Mk 1:26) So they brought the boy to Him. When he saw Him, immediately

the spirit dashed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed,

foaming at the mouth.

21 He asked his father, "How long has it been since it came to him?"

He said, "From childhood.

22 (Mt 9:28) Often it has thrown him into the fire and into the water to kill

him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."

23 (Mt 17:20; Jn 11:40) Jesus said, "If you can believe, all things are possible

to him who believes."

24 (Lk 17:5; Eph 2:8) Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears,

"Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief!"

25 (Mk 9:15) When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked

the foul spirit, saying to it, "You mute and deaf spirit, I command you,

come out of him, and enter him no more."

26 (Mk 9:20) The spirit cried out and convulsed him greatly.

But it came out of him, and he was as dead, so that many said, "He is dead."

27 (Mk 1:31) But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

28 (Mk 7:17) When He had entered the house, His disciples asked Him privately,

"Why could we not cast it out?"

29 He said to them, "This kind cannot come out except by prayer and fasting."



Jesus Again Foretells His Death and Resurrection

Mt 17:22-23; Lk 9:43b-45



30 They departed from there and passed through Galilee,

and He did not want anyone to know it.

31 (Mt 16:21; Mk 8:31) For He was teaching His disciples, saying,

"The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill

Him. After He is killed, He will rise the third day."

32 (Lk 2:50; 18:34) But they did not understand the teaching

and were afraid to ask Him.



Who Is the Greatest?

Mt 18:1-5; Lk 9:46-48



33 (Mt 17:24) He came to Capernaum. And being in the house, He asked them,

"What was it that you disputed among yourselves on the way?"

34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had disputed among themselves

who was the greatest.

35 (Lk 22:26) He sat down and called the twelve. And He said to them,

"If anyone desires to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."

36 (Mk 10:16) He took a child and set him in their midst.

And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them,

37 (Lk 10:16) "Whoever receives one of these children in My name receives Me.

And whoever receives Me receives not Me, but Him who sent Me."



He Who Is Not Against Us Is for Us

Lk 9:49-50



38 (Lk 9:49-50) John answered Him, "Teacher, we saw one who does not follow

us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he was not

following us."

39 But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him, for no one who does a miracle

in My name can quickly speak evil of Me.

40 (Mt 12:30; Lk 11:23) For he who is not against us is for us.

41 (Mt 10:42) Truly I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water

to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, will not lose his reward.



Temptations to Sin

Mt 18:6-9; Lk 17:1-2



42 (Mt 18:6) "Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me

to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck

and he were thrown into the sea.

43 (Mt 5:29-30; 25:41) If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off.

It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell,

into the fire that shall never be quenched,

44 where 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.' [Isa 66:24.]

45 (Mk 9:43; Mt 18:8) And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off.

It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown

into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched,

46 where 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.' [Isa 66:24.]

47 (Mt 18:9; 5:22) And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out.

It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than

with two eyes to be thrown into the fire of hell,

48 (Isa 66:24; Mt 25:41) where 'their worm does not die,

and the fire is not quenched.' [Isa 66:24.]

49 (Lev 2:13) Everyone will be salted with fire,

and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.

50 (Ro 12:18; Mt 5:13; 2Co 13:11) "Salt is good. But if the salt loses

its saltiness, how will you season it?

Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another."



2) Our Daily Bread for 19 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/19/doing-what-needs-to-be-done

When to Sacrifice



Galatians 5:22–26



22 (Eph 5:9; Ro 7:4) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,

patience, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 (Ac 24:25; 1Ti 1:9) meekness, and self-control;

against such there is no law.

24 (Ro 6:6; Gal 6:14) Those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh

with its passions and lusts.

25 (Gal 5:16) If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

26 Let us not be conceited, provoking one another and envying one another.



In February 2020, as the COVID-19 crisis was just beginning, a newspaper

columnist's concerns struck me. Would we willingly self-isolate, she wondered,

changing our work, travel, and shopping habits so others wouldn't get sick?

"This isn't just a test of clinical resources," she wrote, "but

of our willingness to put ourselves out for others."

Suddenly, the need for virtue was front-page news.



It can be hard to consider others' needs while we're anxious about our own.

Thankfully, we're not left with willpower alone to meet the need.

We can ask the Holy Spirit to give us love to replace our indifference,

joy to counter sadness, peace to replace our anxiety, forbearance (patience)

to push out our impulsiveness, kindness to care about others,

goodness to see to their needs, faithfulness to keep our promises,

gentleness instead of harshness, and self-control to lift us

beyond self-centeredness (Galatians 5:22–23). While we won't be perfect

at all of this, we’re called to seek the Spirit's gifts

of virtue regularly (Ephesians 5:18).



Author Richard Foster once described holiness as the ability to do what needs

to be done when it needs to be done. And such holiness is needed every day,

not just in a pandemic. Do we have the capacity to make sacrifices

for the sake of others? Holy Spirit, fill us with the power to do what needs

to be done.



By: Sheridan Voysey



Reflect & Pray



When have you made a sacrifice for the sake of others?

What needs around you call for the Holy Spirit's fruit today?



Holy Spirit, fill me afresh today and make me a person of virtue.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 5 Rejoice in Grace - Day 3 The song of Exaltation



Exodus 15:2



2 The Lord is my strength and song,

and He has become my salvation.

He is my God, and I will praise Him;

my father's God, and I will exalt Him.



The world is full of music that communicates human emotion:

love, joy, sadness, separation.

A love song makes us misty-eyed; a song of protest arouses anger; a song

describing loss stimulates feelings of hurt and abandonment.

Music is a powerful force to swaythe human spirit.

Exodus 15:2 indicates that God should be the source of the songs in our hearts.

Human emotions vacillate; human relationships disappoint,

but God is our "strength" and our "song".

To exalt the Lord includes many different type of "songs".

"I can't carry a tune in a bucket," one woman complained.

"How can I sing to the Lord anything that will be pleasing to him?"

But the Lord does not delight in the professionalisn of our songs,

but in the motivation of our hearts. We can "sing to the Lord"

when we enjoy a Bach organ piece played for his glory.

We can exalt him in the words of Scripture - either remembered or sung.

We can worship him by enjoying the songs of others.

The key to making the Lord our song is exaltation. When our thoughts

lift him up in praise, we are singing a song of exaltation to the Lord.

When God is exlted in our songs, in our hearts, and in our thoughts,

that focus gives strength to our lives. We can face the difficulties

that are an inevitable part of experience,

because God is our "strength and our song".



Application



a) What is the difference between a song that is professionally performed

and one that exalts the Lord?



b) What practical steps can I take to make my daily life a "song of praise" to God?





4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Prov 13:22



22 (Job 27:16-17; Pr 28:8) A good man leaves an inheritance to

his children’s children, and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Angry of Vengeful



Romans 12:14-21



14 (Mt 5:44; Lk 6:28) Bless those who persecute you; bless, and do not curse.

15 (Heb 13:3; Job 30:25) Rejoice with those who rejoice,

and weep with those who weep.

16 (Ro 11:25; 15:5) Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not be haughty,

but associate with the lowly. Do not pretend to be wiser than you are.

17 (Pr 20:22; Mt 5:39) Repay no one evil for evil. Commend what is honest

in the sight of all men.

18 (Mk 9:50; Ro 14:19; Mt 5:9) If it is possible, as

much as it depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

19 (Dt 32:35; Pr 24:29) Beloved, do not avenge yourselves,

but rather give place to God's wrath, for it is written:

"Vengeance is Mine. I will repay,"(Dt 32:35.) says the Lord.

20(Pr 25:21–22; Mt 5:44)Therefore

“If your enemy is hungry, feed him;

if he is thirsty, give him a drink;

for in doing so you will

heap coals of fire on his head.”(r 25:21–22.)

21(1Pe 3:9)Do not be overcome by evil,

but overcome evil with good.







Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



19th Day of the Month



a) Pray that the Holy Spirit will influence our governmental leaders

as they make vital decisions that shape Canadian Society



(



1 Tim 2:1-2



1 Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone,

2(Ezr 6:10)for kings and for all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty,



)



b) Pray for the province of Prince Edward Island



I) Pray for the leaders of Prince Edward Island,

that God's Spirit would influence

then to act justly,

serve with integrity

and honour high moral standards. ( 1 Tim 2:1 - 4



1 Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone,

2 (Ezr 6:10) for kings and for all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty,

3(1Ti 1:1; Lk 1:47) for this is good

and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

4 (Eze 18:23; 18:32)who desires all men to be saved

and to come to the knowledge of the truth.



)



II) Pray for the churches of the province,

that they would be lighthouses

beaming forth the illuminating truth of God's Word.



III) Pray that the Lord would use

the Finding the Hope Campaign

and booklet to turn many hearts to Jesus





Conclusion:



Pray to the Lord and pray to be the flavour of the world.



Pray to the Lord "Holy Spirit, fill me afresh today

and make me a person of virtue."



Pray to the Lord and pray to Him that our lives are a

"Song of Praise" to Him.



Pray to the Lord and pray to leave a justly inheritance.



Pray to the Lord and pray to render good for evil.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of Peace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray that the Holy Spirit will influence our governmental leaders

as they make vital decisions that shape Canadian Society



Pray that the children of Christian families in Iran will stand strong

while attending Muslim schools.



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 291 - 18 October 2021 reflections

Day 291, 18 October 2021



Matthew 16 ; Mark 8



Matthew 16



The Demand for a Sign

Mk 8:11-13; Lk 12:54-56



1 (Lk 11:16; Mt 16:6; Jn 8:6) The Pharisees and Sadducees came and,

testing Him, asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.

2 He answered them, "When it is evening, you say,

'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,'

3 (Lk 12:56) and in the morning, 'It will be foul weather today,

for the sky is red and overcast.' O you hypocrites, you can discern

the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.

4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign

shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah."

So He left them and departed.



The Yeast of Pharisees and Sadducees

Mk 8:14-21



5 But when His disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten

to take bread.

6 (Lk 12:1; Mk 8:15) Then Jesus said to them, "Take heed

and beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."

7 They reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because

we have taken no bread."

8 (Mt 6:30; 8:26) But when Jesus perceived it, He said to them,

"O you of little faith, why reason among yourselves, that it is

because you have brought no bread?

9 (Mt 14:17-21) Do you not yet understand or remember the five loaves

of the five thousand and how many baskets you collected?

10 (Mt 15:34-38) Or the seven loaves of the four thousand

and how many baskets you collected?

11 (Mt 16:6) How is it that you do not understand that I spoke to you not

concerning bread, but that you should beware of the yeast of the Pharisees

and Sadducees?"

12 Then they understood that He did not tell them to beware of the yeast

of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.



Peter's Declaration About Jesus

Mk 8:27-30; Lk 9:18-21



13 (Lk 9:18-20; Mt 8:20) When Jesus came into the region of Caes­area

Philippi, He asked His disciples, "Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?"

14 (Mt 14:2; Mk 6:15) They said, "Some say that You are John the Baptist,

others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."

15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"

16 (Ps 42:2; Jn 11:27) Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ,

the Son of the living God."

17 (Gal 1:16; Jn 1:42; 21:15-17) Jesus answered him,

"Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for flesh and blood

has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.

18 (Jn 1:42; Job 38:17) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock

I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

19 (Mt 18:18; Isa 22:22; Jn 20:23) I will give you the keys of the kingdom

of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven,

and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

20 (Mk 8:30; Lk 9:21) Then He commanded His disciples to tell no one

that He was Jesus the Christ.



Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

Mk 8:31-9:1; Lk 9:22-27



21 (Mt 17:22-23; 27:63; 17:12) From that time on, Jesus began to show

His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things

from the elders and chief priests and scribes,

and be killed, and be raised on the third day.

22 Then Peter took Him and began rebuking Him, saying,

"Far be it from You, Lord! This shall not happen to You."

23 (Mt 4:10; Mk 8:33) But He turned and said to Peter,

"Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful

of the things that are of God, but those that are of men."

24 (Mt 10:38; Lk 14:27) Then Jesus said to His disciples,

"If anyone will come after Me, let him deny himself,

and take up his cross, and follow Me.

25 (Mt 10:39; Jn 12:25) For whoever would save his life will lose it,

and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

26 (Ps 49:7-8; Lk 12:20) For what will it profit a man

if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?

Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

27 (Ro 2:6; 2Co 5:10) For the Son of Man shall come with His angels

in the glory of His Father, and then He will repay every man

according to his works.

28 (Mt 10:23; 26:64) Truly I say to you, there are some standing here who

shall not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom."



Mark 8



The Feeding of the Four Thousand

Mt 15:32-39



1 (Mt 15:32-39) In those days, the crowds being very great with nothing

to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said to them,

2 (Mt 9:36; Mk 6:34) "I have compassion on the crowd, because they have now

been with Me three days and have nothing to eat.

3 If I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint

on the way, for some of them have come from afar."

4 His disciples answered, "Where can one get bread to feed these men here

in the wilderness?"

5 He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven."

6 (Jn 6:23; Ro 14:6) He commanded the people to sit down on the ground.

Taking the seven loaves and giving thanks, He broke them and gave them

to His disciples to serve. And they served the crowd.

7 (Mt 14:19) And they had a few small fish. And blessing them,

He commanded that these also be served them.

8 (2Ki 4:42-44) So they ate and were filled. And they collected seven baskets

of the broken pieces that were left.

9 There were about four thousand who had eaten, and He sent them away.

10 (Mt 15:39) He immediately entered a boat with His disciples

and came to the region of Dalmanutha.



The Demand for a Sign

Mt 16:1-4



11 (Mt 12:38; Lk 11:16) The Pharisees came up and began to debate with Him,

seeking from Him a sign from heaven to test Him.

12 (Mk 7:34) He sighed deeply in His spirit and said,

"Why does this generation look for a sign? Truly I say to you,

no sign shall be given to this generation."

13 Then He left them and, entering the boat again,

departed to the other side.



The Yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod

Mt 16:5-12



14 Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread

and did not have more than one loaf with them in the boat.

15 (Mk 12:13; 1Co 5:6-8) He warned them, "Take heed.

Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."

16 They reasoned among themselves, saying, "It is because we have no bread."

17 (Mk 6:52) Being aware of it, Jesus said to them, "Why do you reason

that you have no bread? Do you still not perceive or understand?

Are your hearts still hardened?

18 (Jer 5:21; Mk 4:12) Having eyes, do you not see? Having ears,

do you not hear? (Jer 5:21; Isa 6:9-10.) And do you not remember?

19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand,

how many baskets full of broken pieces did you collect?"

They said to Him, "Twelve."

20 "And the seven among the four thousand, how many baskets

full of broken pieces did you collect?"

They said, "Seven."

21 (Mk 6:52) He said to them, "Do you still not understand?"



The Healing of a Blind Man at Bethsaida



22 (Mt 11:21; Mk 6:45) He came to Bethsaida. And they brought a blind man

to Him and entreated Him to touch him.

23 (Mk 7:33; 5:23) He took the blind man by the hand

and led him out of the town. When He had spit on his eyes

and put His hands on him, He asked him, "Do you see anything?"

24 He looked up and said, "I see men as trees, walking."

25 Then again He put His hands on his eyes and made him look up.

And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.

26 (Mt 8:4) He sent him home away to his house, saying,

"Neither go into the town, nor tell it to anyone in the town."



Peter's Declaration About Jesus

Mt 16:13-20; Lk 9:18-21



27 (Lk 9:18-20) Jesus and His disciples went out into the towns

of Caesarea Philippi. On the way He asked His disciples,

"Who do men say that I am?"

28 (Mal 4:5; Mt 14:2) They answered, "John the Baptist, but some say,

Elijah; and others, one of the prophets."

29 (Jn 6:69; 11:27) He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"

Peter answered Him, "You are the Christ."

30 (Mt 16:20; Lk 9:21) He warned them that they should tell no one about Him.



Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

Mt 16:21-18; Lk 9:22-27



31 (Mt 12:40; Mk 10:33-34) He began to teach them that the Son of Man

must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders

and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed,

and after three days rise again.

32 (Jn 16:25; 16:29) He said this openly. And Peter took Him

and began to rebuke Him.

33 (Mt 4:10; Php 3:19) But when He had turned around

and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying,

"Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God,

but the things of men."

34 (Mt 10:38) When He had called the people to Him, with His disciples,

He said to them, "If any man would come after Me,

let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.

35 (Mt 10:39; Lk 17:33) For whoever would save his life will lose it.

But whoever would lose his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.

36 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world

and loses his own soul?

37 (Ps 49:7-8) Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

38 (Mt 16:27; 25:31) Whoever therefore is ashamed of Me

and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation,

of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when He comes

in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.”



2) Our Daily Bread for 18 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/18/a-time-to-speak

A Time to Speak



Ecclesiastes 3:1–7



Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything

1 (Ecc 3:17) To everything there is a season,

a time for every purpose under heaven:

2 (Heb 9:27; Job 14:5) a time to be born, and a time to die;

a time to plant, and a time to uproot what is planted;

3 (1Sa 2:6; Hos 6:1-2) a time to kill, and a time to heal;

a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 (Ex 15:20; Ro 12:15) a time to weep, and a time to laugh;

a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 (2Ki 3:25; Joel 2:16) a time to cast away stones,

and a time to gather stones;

a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 a time to gain, and a time to lose;

a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 (Am 5:13; Ge 37:29) a time to tear, and a time to sew;

a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;



For thirty long years, the African American woman worked faithfully

for a large global ministry. Yet when she sought to talk with co-workers

about racial injustice, she was met with silence. Finally, however,

in the spring of 2020-as open discussions about racism expanded

around the world-her ministry friends "started having some open dialogue."

With mixed feelings and pain, she was grateful discussions began.



Silence can be a virtue in some situations. As King Solomon wrote i

n the book of Ecclesiastes, "There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under the heavens: . . .

a time to be silent and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7).



Silence in the face of bigotry and injustice, however,

only enables harm and hurt. Lutheran pastor Martin Niemoeller

(jailed in Nazi Germany for speaking out) confessed that in a poem

he penned after the war. "First they came for the Communists," he wrote,

"but I didn’t speak up because I wasn't a Communist."

He added, "Then they came for" the Jews, the Catholics, and others,

"but I didn’t speak up." Finally, "they came for me-and by that time

there was no one left to speak up."



It takes courage-and love-to speak up against injustice.

Seeking God's help, however, we recognize the time to speak is now.



By: Patricia Raybon



Reflect & Pray



Why is it important not to be silent during discussions about injustice?

What hinders your willingness to engage in such dialogue?



Dear God, release my tongue and heart from the enemy's grip.

Equip me to see and feel the harm of injustice so that

I may speak up for those hurt by this sin.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 5 Rejoice in Grace - Day 2 The Wardrobe of Joy Isaiah 61:10



10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,

my soul shall be joyful in my God;

for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,

He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,

as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,

and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.



On her wedding day, the bride dresses carefully for the ceremony

that is about to take place. Never before has she spent so much

time in preparation for one relatively brief event. When she

looks in the mirror and rejoices in her happiness, she responds not

out of vanity, but for sheer joy as she anticipates the coming ceremony.

God wants his people, lie that bride to be joyful, to rejoice in the Lord,

the Bridegroom. And he gives, through his grace,

the garments of joy to his beloved ones.

He clothes us, Isaiah says, with salvation, and covers us with

the robe of righteousness. The wardrobe that God provides is not merely

a utility garment, a coverall that hides our sin from his eyes.

It is his own righteousness in Christ, given to us as a free gift, so that

we might be united with him. And God himself, Isaiah says,

is filled with joy, adorning himself like a bridegroom.

When we truly see God's immeasurable gift in accepting us as him own,

we also will "greatly rejoice" in the Lord. He, the eternal god,

Creator of the universe, desires to be united with us, as a husband

desires his wife! God does not simply accept us grudgingly,

reminding us of our unworthiness to be with him. Rather, he celbrates

with unrestained joy his oneness in Spirit with those he cals his own.

And we, having been fully forgiven

and set free from sin, can rejoice unashamedly as well.



Application



a) Have I ever felt ashamed to draw close to God? Why?



b) What does this verse tell me about God's attitude towards me?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Ps 1:3



He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,

that brings forth its fruit in its season;

its leaf will not wither,

and whatever he does will prosper.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Angry of Vengeful



James 1:19-25



Hearing and Doing the Word



19 Therefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear,

slow to speak, and slow to anger, 20 for the anger of man does not work

the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and remaining

wickedness and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able

to save your souls.

22 Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man

viewing his natural face in a mirror. 24 He views himself, and goes his way,

and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But whoever looks into

the perfect law of liberty, and continues in it,

and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work,

this man will be blessed in his deeds.





Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



18th Day of the Month



a) Pray that pastors will experience spiritual, emotional and physical

refreshing for the presence of the Lord



( Jer 31:25



25 For I satiate the weary souls and I replenish every languishing soul.



)



b) Pray that the Lord will protect and deliver our nation from

danger and adversity



( Ps 34:7



7 The angel of the Lord camps around those who fear Him,

and delivers them.



)



Conclusion:



Pray to the Lord and pray for Him to keep your soul from the world.



Pray to the Lord "Dear God, release my tongue and heart from the enemy's grip.

Equip me to see and feel the harm of injustice so that

I may speak up for those hurt by this sin."



Pray to the Lord and pray to draw close to Him.



Pray to the Lord and pray to put your foundation on Him.



Pray to the Lord and pray to be slow to anger.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of Peace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray that pastors will experience spiritual, emotional and physical

refreshing for the presence of the Lord



Pray that the Lord will protect and deliver our nation from

danger and adversity



Pray for King Mohammed VI of Morocco and other government leaders .



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 290 - 17 October 2021 reflections

Day 290, 17 October 2021



Todady at https://www.calvarycommunity.ca/ WE talked about Disciples

Who Make disciples - Pursue



How do we pursue



1) Unquenchable



PS 41:1-2



1 As the deer pants after the water brooks,

so my soul pants after You, O God.

2 (Ps 63:1; 84:2) My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

When will I come and appear before God?



Nothing at this moment in time can be more important than developing an

unquenchable hunger and thirst for God and pursuing that secret place of His presence.



How do we develop an unquenchable appetite for God?



Miss it



Rev 2:4-5



4 "But I have something against you, that you have abandoned the love you

had at first.

5 (Rev 2:16; 3:19) Remember therefore from where you have fallen. Repent,

and do the works you did at first, or else I will come to you quickly

and remove your candlestick from its place, unless you repent."



Request it



John 6:44a



44 (Jn 6:65; 12:32; Jer 31:3) No one can come to Me

unless the Father who has sent Me draws him.



Matthew 5:6



6 (Jn 4:14; 6:48-58) Blessed are those who hunger

and thirst for righteousness,

for they shall be filled.





Catch it by Acting on it



Rev 3:20



20 Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice

and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.



John 6:35



35 (Mt 11:28; Jn 5:40) Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life.

Whoever comes to Me shall never hunger, and whoever believes in Me

shall never thirst."



Psalm 34:8a



8 (Job 35:10; Ps 63:6) Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;



John 7:37-38



37 (Isa 55:1; Lev 23:36; Nu 29:35) On the last and greatest day

of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, "If anyone is thirsty,

let him come to Me and drink.

38 (Isa 58:11; Jn 4:14) He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said,

out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water."





2) Relentless





Luke 11:9



9 (Mt 21:22; Mk 11:24) "And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you;

seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. "



Psalm 63:1



1O God, You are my God;

early will I seek You;

my soul thirsts for You,

my flesh faints for You,

in a dry and thirsty land

with no water.





3) Dying to know him



Phil 3:10a



10 (Ro 8:17; 8:29) to know Him, and the power of His resurrection,

and the fellowship of His sufferings,



Matthew 15 ; Mark 7



Matthew 15



The Tradition of the Elders



Mk 7:1-23



1 Then scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying,

2 (Lk 11:38; Col 2:8) "Why do Your disciples violate the tradition

of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread."

3 But He answered them, "Why do you also violate the commandment of God

by your tradition?

4 (Ex 20:12; 21:17; Dt 5:16) For God commanded, 'Honor your father

and mother,' (Ex 20:12; Dt 5:16.) and, 'He who speaks evil of father

or mother, let him be put to death.'Ex 21:17; Lev 20:9.

5 But you say, 'Whoever shall say to his father or his mother,

"What you would have profited from me is a gift to God,"

6 will be free from honoring his father or his mother.'

So you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.

7 You hypocrites, Isaiah well prophesied of you, saying:

8 (Isa 29:13; Eze 33:31) 'These people draw near to Me with their mouth,

and honor Me with their lips,

but their heart is far from Me.

9 (Isa 29:13; Titus 1:14) In vain they do worship Me,

teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'"

10 He called the crowds and said to them, "Hear and understand:

11 (Ac 10:14-15) That which goes into the mouth does not defile a man,

but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man."

12 Then His disciples came and said to Him, "Do You know that the Pharisees

were offended after they heard this saying?"

13 (Isa 60:21; Jn 15:2) But He answered, "Every plant which My heavenly

Father has not planted will be uprooted.

14 (Lk 6:39; Isa 56:10) Leave them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind.

And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the ditch."

15 (Mt 13:36) Then Peter said to Him, "Explain this parable to us."

16 (Mt 16:9) Jesus said, "Are you also still without understanding?

17 (1Co 6:13) Do you not yet understand that whatever enters at the mouth

goes into the stomach and is cast out into the sewer?

18 (Mt 12:34) But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from

the heart, and they defile the man.

19 (Gal 5:19-21) For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders,

adulteries, sexual immorality, thefts, false witness, and blasphemies.

20 These are the things which defile a man. But to eat with unwashed hands

does not defile a man."



The Faith of the Canaanite Woman

Mk 7:24-30



21 Then Jesus went from there and departed into the regions of Tyre and Sidon. 22 (Mt 9:27; 17:15) There, a woman of Canaan came out of the same regions

and cried out to Him, saying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David.

My daughter is severely possessed by a demon."

23 (Mt 14:15) But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came

and begged Him, saying, "Send her away, for she cries out after us."

24 (Ro 15:8; Mt 10:5-6) But He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep

of the house of Israel."

25 (Mt 8:2) Then she came and worshipped Him, saying, "Lord, help me."

26 (Mt 7:6; Rev 22:15) But He answered, "It is not fair to take

the children's bread and to throw it to dogs."

27 (Lk 16:21) She said, "Yes, Lord, yet even dogs eat the crumbs that fall

from their masters' table."

28 (Mt 8:13; 9:22) Then Jesus answered her, "O woman, great is your faith.

Let it be done for you as you desire." And her daughter was healed instantly.



The Healing of Many People



29 (Mt 4:18; 5:1) Jesus departed from there, and passed by the Sea of Galilee,

and went up on a mountain and sat down there.

30 Great crowds came to Him, having with them those who were lame, blind,

mute, maimed, and many others, and placed them down at Jesus' feet,

and He healed them,

31 (Mt 9:8; 9:33) so that the crowds wondered when they saw the mute speak,

the maimed made whole, the lame walk, and the blind see. And they glorified

the God of Israel.



The Feeding of the Four Thousand

Mk 8:1-10



32 (Mt 9:36) Then Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, "I have

compassion on the crowd, because they have remained with Me now

for three days and have nothing to eat. I will not send them away hungry,

lest they faint on the way."

33 His disciples said to Him, "Where will we get enough bread

in the wilderness to feed such a great crowd?"

34 Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?"

And they said, "Seven and a few little fish."

35 He commanded the crowd to sit down on the ground.

36 (Lk 22:19; Jn 6:11) He took the seven loaves and the fish,

gave thanks, broke them, and gave them to His disciples,

and the disciples gave them to the crowd.

37 They all ate and were filled. And they collected seven baskets full

of the broken pieces that were left.

38 Those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.

39 (Mk 8:10) He sent the crowd away, and got into the boat, and went

to the region of Magdala.



Mark 7



The Tradition of the Elders

Mt 15:1-20



1 (Mk 3:22) The Pharisees and certain scribes who came from Jerusalem

gathered around Him.

2 (Ac 10:28; Ro 14:14) When they saw some of His disciples eat bread

with defiled, that is, ritually unwashed hands, they found fault.

3 (Mk 7:13; Gal 1:14) For the Pharisees and all the Jews, unless

they wash their hands ritually, do not eat, keeping the tradition

of the elders.

4 (Mt 23:25; Jn 2:6) When they come from the market, unless they wash,

they do not eat. And there are many other traditions which they have

received and observe, such as the washing of cups and pitchers

and bronze vessels and dining couches.

5 So the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, "Why do Your disciples not live

according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?"

6 (Isa 29:13; Eze 33:31) He answered, "Well has Isaiah prophesied

of you hypocrites, as it is written:

'These people honor Me with their lips,

but their hearts are far from Me.

7 (Mt 6:7; Col 2:22) In vain do they worship Me,

teaching as doctrines the precepts of men.'-

8 (Ge 2:24)For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition

of men-the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do."

9 (Mk 7:13; Gal 2:21) And He said to them, "You full well reject

the commandment of God so that you may keep your own tradition.

10 (Ex 20:12; 21:17; Dt 5:16) For Moses said,

'Honor your father and your mother,'-

11 (Ps 118:22-23.) and, 'Whoever curses father or mother,

let him be put to death.'(Ex 21:17; Lev 20:9).

11 (Mt 23:18) But you say, 'If a man says to his father or mother,

"It is Corban," that is to say, "What you would have profited from me

is a gift to God," he shall be free.'

12 Then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother,

13 (Mk 7:9) making the word of God of no effect through your tradition,

which you have delivered. And you do many similar things."

14 When He had called all the people to Him, He said,

"Listen to Me, every one of you, and understand:

15 There is nothing from outside a man that by entering him can defile him.

But the things which come out of the man are what defile him.

16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."

17 (Mt 15:15; 13:36) When He had left the people and entered the house,

His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.

18 He said to them, "Are you so without understanding also? Do you not know

that anything from the outside that enters a man cannot defile him,

19 (Ac 10:15; 1Co 6:13) because it does not enter his heart, but into

his stomach, and goes out into the sewer, thus purifying all foods?"

20 (Jas 3:6) And He said, "What comes out of a man is what defiles a man.

21 (Jer 17:9) For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,

adultery, fornication, murder,

22 (Mt 20:15) theft, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness,

an evil eye, blasphemy, pride and foolishness.

23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man."



The Syrophoenician Woman's Faith

Mt 15:21-28



24 (Mt 15:21-28) From there He arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon.

He entered a house and would have no one know it. Yet He could not be hidden.

25 For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit,

heard of Him, and came and fell at His feet.

26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race.

And she begged Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.

27 (Mt 7:6) Jesus said to her, "Let the children first be filled. For it is

not fitting to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs."

28 She answered, "Yes, Lord. Yet the dogs under the table eat

the children's crumbs."

29 Then He said to her, "For this answer, go your way.

The demon has gone out of your daughter."

30 When she had come to her house, she found the demon had gone out,

and her daughter lying on the bed.



The Deaf and Mute Man Healed



31 (Mt 4:25; Mk 5:20) Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon,

He came to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of the Decapolis.

32 (Mk 5:23; Lk 11:14) They brought to Him one who was deaf

and had difficulty speaking. And they pleaded with Him to put His hand

on him.

33 (Mk 8:23) He took him aside from the crowd, and put His fingers

into his ears, and spat and touched his tongue.

34 (Mk 8:12; 6:41) Looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him,

"Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened."

35 (Isa 35:5-6) Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment

of his tongue was loosened, and he spoke correctly.

36 (Mt 8:4) He ordered them to tell no one. But the more He ordered them,

the more they greatly proclaimed it.

37 They were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well.

He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."



2) Our Daily Bread for 17 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/17/our-rosetta-stone

Insight from the Spirit



John 16:12-15



12 (Mk 4:33) "I have yet many things to tell you, but you cannot bear

them now.

13 (Jn 14:17; 14:26; 15:26) But when the Spirit of truth comes,

He will guide you into all truth. For He will not speak on His own authority.

But He will speak whatever He hears, and He will tell you things that are

to come.

14 (1Jn 4:13-14) He will glorify Me, for He will receive from Me

and will declare it to you.

15 (Jn 17:10) All that the Father has is Mine. Therefore I said

that He will take what is Mine and will declare it to you.



As the French soldier dug in the desert sand, reinforcing the defenses

of his army's encampment, he had no idea he would make a momentous discovery.

Moving another shovelful of sand, he saw a stone. Not just any stone.

It was the Rosetta Stone, containing a listing of the good things

King Ptolemy V had done for his priests and the people of Egypt

written in three scripts. That stone (now housed in the British Museum)

would be one of the most important archaeological finds of the nineteenth

century, helping to unlock the mysteries of the ancient Egyptian

writing known as hieroglyphics.



For many of us, much of Scripture is also wrapped in deep mystery.

Still, the night before the cross, Jesus promised His followers that

He would send the Holy Spirit. He told them, "But when he,

the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth.

He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears,

and he will tell you what is yet to come" (John 16:13).

The Holy Spirit is, in a sense, our divine Rosetta Stone,

shedding light on the truth-including truths

behind the mysteries of the Bible.



While we're not promised absolute understanding of everything given

to us in the Scriptures, we can have confidence that by the Spirit

we can comprehend everything necessary for us to follow Jesus.

He will guide us into those vital truths.



By: Bill Crowder



Reflect & Pray



What are some portions of the Bible you have found difficult?

List them and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you into better

understanding of those Scriptures.



God of all truth, help me to rest in the Spirit of truth

that I might better understand the wisdom You've provided.



Read A Message for All Time: Understanding and Applying the Bible -

https://discoveryseries.org/courses/a-message-for-all-time/ .



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 5 Rejoice in Grace - Day 1 Call to the Lord - 2 Samuel 22:3-4



3 (Ge 15:1; Ps 9:9) the God of my strength, in whom I will trust;

my shield and the horn of my salvation,

my fortress and my sanctuary;

my Savior, You save me from violence.

4 (Ps 48:1; 96:4) I call upon the Lord, who is praiseworthy,

and I am saved from my enemies.



In the old Days of Television Western, we could always tell who the enemy was.

The bad guys wore black hats; the evil villain had a scar across

his cheek or a patch over one eye. But real life is

not quite so simple . Emenies come in many forms, and often are not easy to

recognise. Sin is an enemy; even those we love can seek

to undermine our faith;

modern meterialism and distorted values lead us away from biblical principles.

These enemies may not seek our death in a physical sense,

but their influence results in spritual death or, at the very least,

immaturity.

Yet God promises to rescue us from our enemies. David describes the Lord as a

"rock", a "shield", a "stronghold", and a "refuge". God provides a stable

foundation for our faith; he products us from the attacks of the enemy;

he offers a place of rest in battle.

Our battles are usually not physical ones, but rather spiritual

and emotional wars.

We struggle with difficult relationships, the burdens of the past,

the subtle accusations of the devil.

But these enemies can be overcome. David says,

"I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise" .

When we turn to the Lord, trust his Word, acknowledge his

worthiness, we put our own problems and difficulties in perspective.

We see that God is able to rescue us, and has promised to do so.

And as we respond to his grace by focusing

on him, we abandon trust in ourselves and allow him to do what he promised.



Application



a) What kinds of enemies do I face?



b) How have I tried to deal with those enemies by myself?



c) How can today's verses help me turn to the sources of my rescue?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Proverbs 28:13



13 He who covers his sins will not prosper,

but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Angry or Vengeful



Prov 15:1



1 A soft answer turns away wrath,

but grievous words stir up anger.



Proverbs 25:28



28 He who has no rule over his own spirit

is like a city that is broken down and without walls.





Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



17th Day of the Month



a) Pray for the safety of those

who live in your community -

safety from conflict an crimes



( Ps 122:7 - 7 "Peace be within your walls

and security within your towers!" )



b) Pray for the province of Ontario



I) Pray for the leaders of Ontario,

that God's Spirit would influence

then to act justly,

serve with integrity

and honour high moral standards. ( 1 Tim 2:1 - 4



1 Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone,

2 (Ezr 6:10) for kings and for all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty,

3(1Ti 1:1; Lk 1:47) for this is good

and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,

4 (Eze 18:23; 18:32)who desires all men to be saved

and to come to the knowledge of the truth. )



II) Pray for the churches of the province,

that they would be lighthouses

beaming forth the illuminating truth of God's Word.



III) Pray that the Lord would use

the Finding the Hope Campaign

and booklet to turn many hearts to Jesus



Conclusion:



Pray to the Lord and pray to pursue Him with zeal and passion



Pray to the Lord and pray for Him to create a clean heart in you.



Pray to the Lord "God of all truth, help me to rest in the Spirit of truth

that I might better understand the wisdom You've provided."



Pray to the Lord and ask Him to cleanse you of your sins.



Pray to the Lord and confess all your sins to Him.



Pray to the Lord and pray for anger to go away from you.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of Peace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray for the safety of those

who live in your community -

safety from conflict an crimes



Pray that Christians in Mauritania who worship in secret will connect

with other believers for fellowship .



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 289 - 16 October 2021 reflections

Day 289, 16 October 2021



John 6



John 6



The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Mt 14:13-21; Mk 6:30-44; Lk 9:10-17



1 After these things Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee,

which is the Sea of Tiberias.

2 And a great crowd followed Him, because they saw His signs which He did

for the sick.

3 Then Jesus went up on a mountain, and He sat there with His disciples.

4 Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was near.

5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming to Him, He said to Philip,

"Where shall we buy bread that these may eat?"

6 He said this to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do.

7 Philip answered Him, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient

for each of them to receive but a little."

8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,

9 "There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two small fish.

But what are they among so many?"

10 Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass

in the place. So the men sat down, numbering about five thousand.

11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when He had given thanks,

He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those who

were sitting down; and likewise, they distributed the fish,

as much as they wanted.

12 When they were filled, He told His disciples, "Collect the fragments

that remain, that nothing may be lost."

13 So they collected them and filled twelve baskets with the fragments

of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.

14 When those men saw the sign which He had done, they then said,

"This is truly the Prophet who is to come into the world."

15 Therefore, knowing that they would come and take Him by force

to make Him king, Jesus departed again to a mountain by Himself alone.



Walking on the Water

Mt 14:22-27; Mk 6:45-52



16 Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea.

17 They got into a boat and went across the sea toward Capernaum.

It was now dark, and Jesus had not come to them.

18 The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.

19 So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus

walking on the sea and coming near the boat. And they were afraid.

20 But He said to them, "It is I. Do not be afraid."

21 Then they gladly received Him into the boat,

and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.



Jesus the Bread of Life



22 The following day the people who stood on the other side of the sea saw

that there was no other boat there, except the one which His disciples

had entered, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with His disciples,

but that His disciples had gone away alone.

23 However, other boats came from Tiberias near the place where they ate

bread when the Lord had given thanks.

24 When the people therefore saw that neither Jesus nor His disciples were

there, they also got into boats and came to Capernaum, looking for Jesus.

25 When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him,

"Rabbi, when did You come here?"

26 Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly I say to you, you seek Me not because

you saw signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.

27 Do not work for the food which perishes, but for that food which endures

to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.

For God the Father has set His seal on Him."

28 Then they asked Him, "What shall we do that we may work the works of God?"

29 Jesus answered them,

"This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."

30 Therefore they said to Him, "What sign do You show then,

that we may see and believe You? What work will You perform?

31 Our fathers ate manna in the desert. As it is written,

'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'"

32 Then Jesus said, "Truly, truly I say to you, Moses did not give you

the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven.

33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven

and gives life to the world."

34 Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."

35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life.

Whoever comes to Me shall never hunger, and whoever believes

in Me shall never thirst.

36 But I told you that you have seen Me, and yet do not believe.

37 All whom the Father gives Me will come to Me, and he who comes to Me

I will never cast out.

38 For I came down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him

who sent Me.

39 This is the will of the Father who has sent Me, that of all whom

He has given Me, I should lose nothing, but should raise it up

at the last day.

40 This is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son

and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise him up

on the last day."

41 The Jews then murmured about Him, because He said,

"I am the bread which came down from heaven."

42 They said, "Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother

we know? How is it then that He says, 'I have come down from heaven'? "

43 Jesus therefore answered them, "Do not murmur among yourselves.

44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who has sent Me draws him.

And I will raise him up on the last day.

45 It is written in the Prophets, 'They shall all be taught by God.'

Therefore everyone who has heard and has learned of the Father comes to Me.

46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God.

He has seen the Father.

47 Truly, truly I say to you, whoever believes in Me has eternal life.

48 I am the bread of life.

49 Your fathers ate manna in the wilderness, and they died.

50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it

and not die.

51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats

of this bread, he will live forever. The bread which I shall give

for the life of the world is My flesh."

52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying,

"How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"

53 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly I say to you,

unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood,

you have no life in you.

54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life.

And I will raise him up on the last day.

55 For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.

56 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood remains in Me, and I in him.

57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father,

so whoever feeds on Me also will live because of Me.

58 This is the bread which came down from heaven, not as your fathers

ate manna and died. He who eats this bread will live forever."

59 He said these things in the synagogue, as He taught in Capernaum.



The Words of Eternal Life



60 When they heard this, many of His disciples said,

"This is a hard saying. Who can listen to it?"

61 Knowing in Himself that His disciples murmured about it,

Jesus said to them, "Does this offend you?

62 Then what if you see the Son of Man ascend to where He was before?

63 It is the Spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing.

The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life.

64 But there are some of you who do not believe."

For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe,

and who it was who would betray Him.

65 Then He said, "For this reason I have said to you that no one can

come to Me unless it were given him by My Father."

66 From that time many of His disciples went back and walked no more with Him.

67 So Jesus said to the twelve, "Do you also want to go away?"

68 Simon Peter answered Him,

"Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.

69 We have believed and have come to know that You are the Christ,

the Son of the living God."

70 Jesus answered them, "Have I not chosen you, the twelve,

and yet one of you is a devil?"

71 He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

For it was he who would betray Him, being one of the twelve.



2) Our Daily Bread for 16 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/16/living-well

Entitled Living Well



Ecclesiastes 7



The Value of Wisdom



1 (Pr 22:1; Ecc 4:2) A good name is better than precious ointment,

and the day of death than the day of birth.

2 (Ps 90:12) It is better to go to a house of mourning

than to go to a house of feasting,

for this is the end of all mankind;

and the living will lay it to heart.

3 Grief is better than laughter,

for with a downcast face the heart considers the good.

4 The heart of those who are wise is in the house of mourning,

but the heart of those who are foolish in the house of feasting.



Free funerals for the living. That’s the service offered by an establishment

in South Korea. Since it opened in 2012, more than 25 000 people-from

teenagers to retirees—have participated in mass "living funeral" services,

hoping to improve their lives by considering their deaths. Officials say

"the simulated death ceremonies are meant to give the participant

a truthful sense of their lives, inspire gratitude,

and aid in forgiveness and reconnection among family and friends."



These words echo the wisdom given by the teacher who wrote Ecclesiastes.

"Death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to

heart" (Ecclesiastes 7:2). Death reminds us of the brevity of life

and that we only have a certain amount of time to live and love well.

It loosens our grip on some of God's good gifts-such as money,

relationships, and pleasure-and frees us to enjoy them in the here

and now as we store up "treasures in heaven, where moths

and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in

and steal" (Matthew 6:20).



As we remember that death may come knocking anytime, perhaps it'll compel

us to not postpone that visit with our parents, delay our decision

to serve God in a particular way, or compromise our time with our children

for our work. With God's help, we can learn to live wisely.



By: Poh Fang Chia



Reflect & Pray



What changes will you make in your life today as you think about death?

How can you be more conscious about death amid the hustle and bustle of life?



Loving God, help me to remember the brevity

of life and to live well today.



To learn more about what happens after death

at https://odbu.org/courses/ca204/ .



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 4 - The Blessings of Grace Day 7 God's Bulldozer - Luke 3:5-6



5 (Isa 40:4; 42:16) Every valley shall be filled

and every mountain and hill shall be brought low;

and the crooked shall be made straight

and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

6 (Isa 40:5; 52:10) and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.



When a new highway is being constructed, the roads crew work hard

in preparing for the new surface to be laid. Giant bulldozers cut through

the hillsides, moving earth, leveling, filling, evening the path out where

the roadway will run. When the work is first begun, if often looks like chaos:

and even after the highway begins to take shape, the land is still ugly,

scarred by the unslighty gashes cut through the landscape. Yet after

the work is completed and the grass and trees are replanted, we forget

the temporary upheaval and see only the

beauty of the land and the convenience of the new roadway.

In Luke 3:5-6, John the Baptist presents a prophecy of the coming of Christ,

a prophecy quoted from Isaiah 40:3-5 . The prohecy speaks of the preparation

of the world for the coming Messiah, but ia also applies to the preparation

of the individual heart to receive him.

Sometimes, the Holy Spirit must do major work in our hearts to prepare us for

the coming of Christ into our live. Like a bulldozer, he brings down the

cmountains of pride in our lives. He fille the empty places , corrects

the crooked, grades down the rough edges of our hearts.



Often this is not pleasant work. We prefer to maintain the rugged landscape

of Self, and we do not like the ugly scars that are left after the bulldozer

has done its job.



But if we submit to the Sprit's "Construction work" in us, the way will be

paved for the Lord to enter into our lives, and others will see in us,

the way be paved for the Lord to enter into our lives, and other will see

in us the glory and salvation of our God.



Application



a) What "construction work" has to Holy Spirit done in me?



b) What restoration has taken place because of that work?



c) How do today's verses help me put in prespetive the work

God still want to do in me?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Luke 12:21



21 "So is he who stores up treasure for himself,

and is not rich toward God."



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Impatient



James 5:7-11



Patience and Prayer



7 Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord.

Notice how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth

and is patient with it until he receives the early and late rain.

8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts,

for the coming of the Lord is drawing near.

9 Do not grumble against one another, brothers, lest you be condemned.

Look, the Judge is standing at the door.

10 My brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord,

as an example of suffering and patience.

11 Indeed we count them happy who endure.

You have heard of the patience of Job

and have seen the purpose of the Lord,

that the Lord is very gracious and merciful.



Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



16th Day of the Month



a) Pray that God will convict the hearts of Canadians of the false

idea that all moral choices are equal and without consequences



( John 16:7-8



7 "Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away.

For if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you.

But if I go, I will send Him to you.

8 When He comes, He will convict the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment"



)



b) Pray that poeple's hearts would be opened to see the folly

of denying God's supremacy



(



John 14:6



6 Jesus said to him,

"I am the way, the truth, and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through Me."



Rom 3:19-20



19 Now we know that whatever the law says,

it says to those who are under the law,

so that every mouth may be silenced,

and all the world may become accountable to God.

20 Therefore by the works of the law

no flesh will be justified in His sight,

for through the law comes the knowledge of sin.



2 Cor 5:10



10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,

that each one may receive his recompense in the body,

according to what he has done,

whether it was good or bad.



2 Cor 10:5



5 casting down imaginations and every high thing

that exalts itself against the knowledge of God,

bringing every thought into

captivity to the obedience of Christ,



)



Conclusion:





Pray to the Lord and focus on Him and not the circumstances around you.



Pray to the Lord "Loving God, help me to remember the brevity

of life and to live well today."



Pray to the Lord and ask Him to cleanse you of your sins.



Pray to the Lord and pray to store treasure in Heaven.



Pray to the Lord and pray for patience and endurance.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray that God will convict the hearts of Canadians of the false

idea that all moral choices are equal and without consequences



Pray that poeple's hearts would be opened to see the folly

of denying God's supremacy



Pray that Christians in remote ares of the Central African Republic

wil have acces to Bibles .



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 287 - 15 October 2021 reflections

Day 288, 15 October 2021



Matthew 14; Mark 6; Luke 9



Matthew 14



The Death of John the Baptist

Mk 6:14-29; Lk 9:7-9



1 (Lk 3:1; 9:7-9) At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,

2 (Mt 16:14) and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist;

he has risen from the dead. And therefore mighty works are at work in him."

3 (Mt 4:12; Mk 6:17) For Herod had laid hold of John, bound him,

and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife.

4 (Lev 18:16; 20:21) For John said to him, "It is not lawful for you

to have her."

5 (Mt 11:9; 21:26) When Herod would have put him to death,

he feared the crowd, because they counted him as a prophet.

6 (Ge 40:20; Mk 6:21-23) But when Herod's birthday was celebrated,

the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod.

7Therefore he promised with an oath to give her whatever she would ask.

8 Being previously instructed by her mother, she said,

"Give me John the Baptist's head on a platter."

9 The king was sorry. Nevertheless, for the oath's sake and those

who sat with him at supper, he commanded it to be given to her.

10 (Mt 17:12) He sent and beheaded John in the prison.

11 His head was brought on a platter and given to the girl,

and she brought it to her mother.

12 (Ac 8:2) His disciples came and took up the body and buried it.

And they went and told Jesus.



The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Mk 6:30-44; Lk 9:10-17; Jn 6:1-14



13 (Lk 9:10-17) When Jesus heard this, He departed from there by boat

for a deserted place. But when the people heard it, they followed Him

on foot from the cities.

14 (Mt 9:36; 4:23) Jesus went ashore and saw a great assembly.

And He was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick.

15 (Mt 15:23) When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying,

"This is a lonely place and the day is now over. Send the crowds away

to go into the villages and buy themselves food."

16 (2Ki 4:42-44) But Jesus said to them, "They do not need to depart.

You give them something to eat."

17 They said to Him, "We have only five loaves here and two fish.

18 He said, "Bring them here to Me."

19 (1Sa 9:13; Lk 24:30) Then He commanded the crowds to sit down

on the grass. He took the five loaves and the two fish,

and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves

to His disciples; and the disciples gave them to the crowds.

20 (Lk 9:17) They all ate and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets

full of the fragments that remained.

21 Those who had eaten were about five thousand men,

besides women and children.



Walking on the Water

Mk 6:45-52; Jn 6:15-21



22 Then Jesus commanded His disciples to get into the boat

and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away.

23 (Lk 6:12; Mk 6:46) When He sent the crowds away, He went up

into a mountain by Himself to pray. And when evening came,

He was there alone.

24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves,

for the wind was turbulent.

25 (Job 9:8; Mt 24:43) During the fourth watch of the night ­

Jes­us went to them, walking on the sea.

26 (Lk 24:37) But when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea,

they were troubled, saying, "It is a spirit." And they cried out in fear.

27 (Mt 9:2; Ac 23:11) But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying,

"Be of good cheer. It is I. Do not be afraid."

28 Peter answered Him and said,

"Lord, if it is You, bid me come to You on the water."

29 He said, "Come." And when Peter got out of the boat,

he walked on the water to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the strong wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink,

he cried out, "Lord, save me!"

31 (Mt 6:30; 8:26) Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him,

and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"

32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 (Ps 2:7; Mt 16:16) Then those who were in the boat came and worshipped

Him, saying, "Truly You are the Son of God."



The Healing of the Sick in Gennesaret

Mk 6:53-56

34 (Mk 6:53-56; Lk 5:1) When they had crossed over, they came to the land

of Gennesaret.

35 And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent word to all

the surrounding country and brought to Him all who were sick,

36 (Mk 3:10; Lk 6:19) and begged Him that they might only touch

the hem of His garment. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.



Mark 6



The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

Mt 13:53-58; Lk 4:16-30



1 (Lk 4:16-30) He went away from there and came into His own country.

And His disciples followed Him.

2 (Mt 4:23; 7:28) When the Sabbath came, He began to teach

in the synagogue. And many hearing Him were astonished, saying,

"Where did this Man get this? What is this wisdom that is given Him,

that even miracles are done by His hands?

3 (Mt 11:6; 12:46) Is this not the carpenter,

the Son of Mary and the brother of James and Joseph and Judas and Simon?

Are not His sisters here with us?" And they took offense at Him.

4 (Jn 4:44; Lk 4:24) Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives,

and in his own house."

5 (Ge 19:22; Mk 5:23) He could not do any miracles there,

except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

6 (Mt 9:35; Lk 13:22) And He was amazed because of their unbelief.



The Mission of the Twelve

Mt 10:1, 5-15; Lk 9:1-6



Then He went to the surrounding villages, teaching.

7 (Mk 3:13-14) He called to Him the twelve, and began to send them out

two by two, and gave them authority over unclean spirits.

8 He commanded them to take nothing for their journey except a staff:

no bag, no bread, and no money in their purse,

9 (Ac 12:8) but to wear sandals, and not put on two tunics.

10 He said to them, "Wherever you enter a house, remain there

until you depart from that place.

11 (Ne 5:13; Ac 18:6) And whoever will not receive you or hear you,

when you depart from there, shake the dust off your feet as a testimony

against them. Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable

for Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of Judgment than for that city."

12 (Mt 4:17; Eze 18:30) So they went out and preached that men should repent.

13 And they cast out many demons and anointed with oil many who were sick

and healed them.



The Death of John the Baptist

Mt 14:1-12; Lk 9:7-9



14 (Lk 9:7-9) King Herod heard of Him, for His name was spread publicly.

He said, "John the Baptist has been raised from the dead,

and therefore these miracles are at work in him."

15 (Mt 21:11; 16:14) But others said, "He is Elijah."

And yet others said, "He is the Prophet, or like one of the prophets."

16 But when Herod heard of it, he said, "It is John, whom I beheaded.

He has been raised from the dead!"

17 (Mt 11:2; Lk 3:19-20) Herod had sent and seized John and bound him

in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife,

for he had married her.

18 (Lev 18:16; 20:21) For John said to Herod, "It is not lawful for you

to have your brother's wife."

19 So Herodias had a grudge against him and would have killed him,

but she could not,

20 (Mt 21:26; 14:5) for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous

and holy man, and protected him. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed,

but heard him gladly.

21 (Est 2:18; Ge 40:20) But a convenient day came when Herod on his birthday

prepared a ceremonial dinner for his lords and commanding officers and leading

men of Galilee.

22 When the daughter of Herodias came in and danced and pleased Herod

and those who sat with him, the king said to the girl, "Ask of me whatever

you desire, and I will give it to you."

23 (Est 5:3; 7:2) And he swore to her, "Whatever you ask of me,

I will give you, up to half of my kingdom."

24 She went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask?"

She said, "The head of John the Baptist."

25 She came in immediately with haste to the king and asked,

"I want you to give me the head of John the Baptist on a platter at once."

26 The king was extremely sorrowful. Yet for the sake of his oath

and those who sat with him, he would not reject her.

27 So the king immediately sent an executioner and commanded his head

to be brought. He went and beheaded him in the prison,

28 and brought his head on a platter, and gave it to the girl.

And the girl gave it to her mother.

29 When his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse

and laid it in a tomb.



The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Mt 14:13-21; Lk 9:10-17; Jn 6:1-14



30 (Lk 9:10; Mt 10:2; Lk 17:5) The apostles met with Jesus

and told him everything, both what they had done and what they had taught.

31 (Mk 3:20) Then He said to them, "Come away by yourselves

to a remote place and rest a while," for many were coming and going,

and they had no leisure even to eat.

32 So they went into a remote place privately by boat.

33 But the people saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran

there on foot out of every city. They arrived first and came together

to Him.

34 (Mt 9:36; Nu 27:17) When Jesus came out and saw many people,

He was moved with compassion on them, because they were like sheep

without a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things.

35 When the day was now getting late, His disciples came to Him and said,

"This is a remote place, and now the time is passing.

36 (Mt 15:23) Send them away into the surrounding country

and villages to buy themselves bread, for they have nothing to eat."

37 (2Ki 4:42-44; Nu 11:13) But He answered, "You give them something to eat."

They said to Him, "Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii

[Eight months' wages.] worth of bread and give it to them to eat?"

38 (Mt 15:34; Mk 8:5) He said to them, "How many loaves have you? Go and see."

When they found out, they said, "Five, and two fish."

39 Then He commanded them to make everyone sit down by companies on the green

grass.

40 So they sat down in ranks, by hundreds and by fifties.

41 (Mt 14:19; 1Sa 9:13) When He had taken the five loaves and the two fish,

He looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves,

and gave them to His disciples to set before them.

And He divided the two fish among them all.

42 They all ate and were filled.

43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments and of the fish.

44 Those who ate of the loaves were about five thousand men.



Walking on the Water

Mt 14:22-33; Jn 6:15-21



45 (Mk 8:22; Jn 6:15-21) Immediately He compelled His disciples to get

into the boat and to go before Him to the other side, to Bethsaida,

while He sent the crowd away.

46 (Mt 14:23; Mk 1:35) When He had sent them away, He departed to a mountain

to pray.

47 When evening came, the boat was in the midst of the sea.

And He was alone on the land.

48 (Lk 12:38; 24:28) He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind

was against them. About the fourth watch of the night He came to them,

walking on the sea and would have passed by them.

49 (Lk 24:37) But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed

it was a ghost, and cried out.

50 (Mt 14:27; Isa 43:2) For they all saw Him and were troubled.

Immediately He spoke to them and said,

"Be of good cheer, it is I. Do not be afraid."

51 (Mk 4:39) Then He went up to them in the boat and the wind ceased.

They were greatly astonished in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.

52 (Mk 3:5; 8:17-21) For they had not comprehended the miracle

of the loaves, for their hearts were hardened.



The Healing of the Sick in Gennesaret

Mt 14:34-36

53 (Mt 14:34-36; Lk 5:1) When they had crossed over, they came to the land

of Gennesaret and anchored on the shore.

54 When they had come out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him, 55 (Mt 4:24) and ran throughout the surrounding region,

and began to carry the sick on beds to wherever they heard He was.

56 (Mt 9:20; Mk 3:10) And wherever He entered, into villages, cities,

or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and pleaded with Him

that they might touch even the fringe of His garment. And as many as touched

Him were healed.



Luke 9



The Mission of the Twelve Apostles

Mt 10:1, 5-15; Mk 6:7-13



1 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power

and authority over all demons and to cure diseases.

2 (Mt 3:2; 10:7-8) And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God

and to heal the sick.

3 (Lk 22:35; 10:4-12) He said to them, "Take nothing for your journey:

no staff, no bag, no bread, no money. And do not take two tunics apiece.

4 Whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart.

5 (Ac 13:51; Ne 5:13) Whoever will not receive you, when you go out

of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet as a testimony

against them."

6 So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel

and healing everywhere.



Herod's Anxiety

Mt 14:1-12; Mk 6:14-29



7 (Mt 14:1-12; Mk 6:14-28) Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that

was done by Him. And he was perplexed, because it was said by some

that John had risen from the dead,

8 (Lk 9:19; Jn 1:21) and by some that Elijah had appeared,

and by others that one of the old prophets had risen.

9 (Lk 23:8) But Herod said, "I have beheaded John. But who is this of

whom I hear such things?" And he tried to see Him.



The Feeding of the Five Thousand

Mt 14:13-21; Mk 6:30-44; Jn 6:1-14



10 (Mt 11:21; Lk 10:17) When the apostles returned, they told Jesus

all that they had done. Then He took them and went aside privately

into a deserted place belonging to the city called Bethsaida.

11 But when the crowds knew it, they followed Him.

And He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God,

and healed those who had need of healing.

12 (Mt 15:23) When the day began to end, the twelve came

and said to Him, "Send the crowds away, so they can go into the towns

and surrounding countryside and lodge and get food.

For we are in a deserted place here."

13 (2Ki 4:42-43) He said to them, "You give them something to eat."

They said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish,

unless we go and buy food for all these people."

14 There were about five thousand men.

But He said to His disciples, "Make them sit down in groups of fifty."

15 They did so, and made them all sit down.

16 (Mt 14:19; Mk 7:34) Then He took the five loaves and the two fish,

and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them,

and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.

17 They all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of broken pieces

that remained were collected.



Peter's Declaration About Jesus

Mt 16:13-19; Mk 8:27-29



18 (Mt 16:13-16; Lk 11:1) As He was alone praying, His disciples were

with Him. And He asked them, "Who do the people say that I am?"

19 (Lk 9:7-8; Mt 14:2) They answered, "John the Baptist.

But some say Elijah. And others say that one of the old prophets has risen."

20 (Jn 1:49; 11:27) He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"

Peter answered, "The Christ of God."



Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

Mt 16:20-28; Mk 8:30-9:1



21 (Mt 16:20) Jesus strictly commanded them to tell no one of this,

22 (Lk 24:7; Mt 17:12) saying, "The Son of Man must suffer many things,

and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes,

and be killed, and be raised the third day."

23 (Mt 10:38-39) Then He said to them all, "If anyone will come after Me,

let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

24 (Lk 17:33) For whoever will save his life will lose it, but whoever

loses his life for My sake will save it.

25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world,

yet loses or forfeits himself?

26 (Mt 16:27; 25:31) For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words,

of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in His own glory

and in the glory of His Father and of the holy angels.

27 (Mt 16:28; Heb 2:9) "But I tell you truly, there are some standing here

who shall not taste death before they see the kingdom of God."



The Transfiguration

Mt 17:1-8; Mk 9:2-8



28 (Lk 6:12; 8:51) About eight days after these sayings, He took Peter

and John and James and went up onto a mountain to pray.

29 As He prayed, the appearance of His countenance was altered,

and His clothing was white and glistening.

30 And suddenly two men were talking with Him, who were Moses and Elijah,

31 who appeared in glory and spoke of His departure

which He was to accomplish in Jerusalem.

32 (Da 8:18; Jn 1:14) Peter and those who were with him

were heavy with sleep. But waking thoroughly, they saw His glory

and the two men who stood with Him.

33 (Mk 9:5-6)As they departed from Him, Peter said to Jesus,

"Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three sanctuaries:

one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah,"

not knowing what he said.

34 While he was speaking, a cloud came and overshadowed them.

And they were afraid as they entered the cloud.

35 (Mt 3:17; Isa 42:1) A voice came from out of the cloud, saying,

"This is My beloved Son. Listen to Him."

36 (Mt 17:9) When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.

They kept silent and told no one in those days anything they had seen.



The Healing of a Boy With an Unclean Spirit

Mt 17:14-18; Mk 9:14-27



37 The next day, when they came down from the mountain,

a great crowd met Him.

38 (Lk 7:12) Suddenly a man cried out from the crowd, saying,

"Teacher, I beg You, look upon my son, for he is my only child.

39 A spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out. It convulses him until

he foams at the mouth, and bruises him, and scarcely leaves him.

40 (Lk 9:1) I begged Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not."

41 (Dt 32:5; Jn 14:9) Jesus said, "O faithless and perverse generation,

how long shall I be with you and bear with you? Bring your son here."

42 (Lk 7:15) While he was coming, the demon threw him down

and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit,

and healed the child, and returned him to his father.

43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God.



Jesus Foretells His Death a Second Time

Mt 17:22-23; Mk 9:30-32



But while everyone marveled at all the things Jesus did,

He said to His disciples,

44 (Lk 9:22) "Let these words sink down into your ears,

for the Son of Man is about to be betrayed into the hands of men."

45 (Mk 9:32; Lk 18:34) But they did not understand this statement,

and it was hidden from them, so that they did not perceive it.

And they were afraid to ask Him about this statement.



Who Is the Greatest?

Mt 18:1-5; Mk 9:33-37



46 (Mt 18:1-5; Mk 9:33-37) A dispute arose among them as to which

of them was the greatest.

47 Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart,

took a child and put him by Him,

48 (Lk 10:16; Jn 13:20) and said to them, "Whoever receives this child

in My name receives Me, and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me.

For he who is least among you all will be great."



He Who Is Not Against You Is for You

Mk 9:38-40



49 (Mk 9:38-40) John answered, "Master, we saw a man casting out demons

in Your name and we forbade him, because he does not follow with us."

50 (Mt 12:30; Lk 11:23) Jesus said, "Do not forbid him, for he who is not against you is for you."



A Samaritan Village Refuses to Receive Jesus



51 (Mk 16:19; Lk 13:22) When the time came for Him to be received up,

He was steadfastly set to go to Jerusalem,

52 (Mt 10:5; Lk 10:1)and sent messengers ahead of Him.

They went and entered a village of the Samaritans

to make things ready for Him,

53 (Jn 4:9) but they did not receive Him, because He was set to go

to Jerusalem.

54 (2Ki 1:10-14) When His disciples James and John saw this,

they said, "Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down

from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did?"

55 But He turned and rebuked them and said, "You do not know what kind

of spirit you are of.

56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men"s lives but to save them."

And they went to another village.



The Would-Be Followers of Jesus

Mt 8:19-22



57 (Lk 9:51) As they went along the way, a man said to Him,

"Lord, I will follow You wherever You go."

58 Jesus said to him, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests.

But the Son of Man has no place to lay His head."

59 He said to another man, "Follow Me."

But he said, "Lord, let me first go and bury my father."

60 Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead.

But you go and preach the kingdom of God."

61 (1Ki 19:20) Yet another said, "Lord, I will follow You,

but let me first go bid farewell to those at my house."

62 Jesus said to him, "No one who puts his hand to the plow

and looks back at things is fit for the kingdom of God."



2) Our Daily Bread for 15 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/15/sealed-orders

Entitled God's Plans for You



Psalm 37:3-7



3 (Ps 79:10; 80:5) Trust in the Lord, and do good;

dwell in the land, and practice faithfulness.

4 (Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8) Delight yourself in the Lord,

and He will give you the desires of your heart.

5 (Ps 42:11; 43:5) Commit your way to the Lord;

trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.

6 (2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8-9) He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,

and your judgment as the noonday.

7 (Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3) Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;

do not fret because of those who prosper in their way,

because of those who make wicked schemes.



For six years, Agnes tried to make herself the "perfect minister's wife,"

modeling herself after her adored mother-in-law (also a pastor's wife).

She thought that in this role she couldn't also be a writer and painter,

but in burying her creativity she became depressed and contemplated suicide. Only the help of a neighboring pastor moved her out of the darkness

as he prayed with her and assigned her two hours of writing each morning.

This awakened her to what she called her "sealed orders"-the calling God

had given her. She wrote, "For me to be really myself-my complete

self-every . . . flow of creativity that God had given me had

to find its channel."



Later, she pointed to one of David's songs that expressed how

she found her calling: "Take delight in the Lord,

and he will give you the desires of your heart" (Psalm 37:4).

As she committed her way to God, trusting Him to lead and guide her (v. 5),

He made a way for her not only to write

and paint but to help others to better communicate with Him.



God has a set of "sealed orders" for each of us, not only that we'll know

we're His beloved children but understand the unique ways we can serve Him

through our gifts and passions. He'll lead us as we trust and delight in Him.



By: Amy Boucher Pye



Reflect & Pray



How does Agnes' story of living someone else's life resonate with you?

What has God put in your "sealed orders"?



Creator God, You’ve made me in Your image.

Help me to know and embrace my calling that I might

better love and serve You.



Explore how your identity is rooted in Christ.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 4 -The Blessings of Grace Day 6 - A Reasonable Alternative



Isaiah 1:18



18 (Ps 51:7; Rev 7:14) "Come now, and let us reason together, "

says the Lord.

Though your sins be as scarlet,

they shall be as white as snow;

though they be red like crimson,

they shall be as wool.



"Is Christianity Reasonable?" Linda Wanted to Know. "I've heard all my life

that faith is a crutch, an invention of weak minds to assure them

of some order in the world."

Linda was not alone in her objection; thinking people for generations

have been asking themselves the same question.

God is not intimidated by our questions; in fact, he confronts the issue

head-on in the Scriptures. "Let us reason together," the Lord invites.

Even according to the most basic of human reasoning,

faith is a reasonable alternative , a rational choice for a thinking person.

God indicates in his Word that confession and forgiveness are "reasonable".

"Think!" God says. "You sin, and you know it,. You are not even able to be

true to your own principles. You cannot deal with your sin by will power

or effort. Bit I can deal with it! I can forgive it - and I will"

We cannot come to faith in God through Christ by intellect alone, of course.

Our spirits much reach out in faith, beyond what we can see. But intellect

supports faith; trusting in Christ is an eminently rational decision.

In Deut 30:1-20 , God set before the people a choice: Life or Death, blessing

or cursing. "Choose Life!" he tells them. We have the same choice.

The ultimate decision is thus simplified, the 'rational' alternative becomes

clear. We can choose death, by attempting to control our own destinies ,

or life, by giving ourselves fully into the hand of the Master.



Application



a) Why is the choice to acknowledge my sin and receive forgiveness a

'Rational choice'?



b) What are the alternatives to such a decision?



c) What other aspects of God's word

and work in my life seem 'reasonable' to me?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Luke 12:15



15 Then He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness.

For a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Impatient



Ps 37:3-9



3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;

dwell in the land, and practice faithfulness.

4 Delight yourself in the Lord,

and He will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the Lord;

trust also in Him, and He will bring it to pass.

6 He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,

and your judgment as the noonday.

7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;

do not fret because of those who prosper in their way,

because of those who make wicked schemes.

8 Let go of anger, and forsake wrath;

do not fret—it surely leads to evil deeds.

9 For evildoers will be cut off,

but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the earth.





Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



15th Day of the Month



a) Pray for the Lord to convict all Canadians of His Righteous

standards of living (John 16: 8 - 11

8 "When He comes, He will convict the world of sin and of righteousness

and of judgment:

9 of sin, because they do not believe in Me;

10 of righteousness, because I am going to My Father,

and you will see Me no more;

11 and of judgment, because the ruler of this world stands condemned."



)



b) Pray for the province of Nova Scotia



I) Pray for the leaders of Nova Scotia, that God’s Spirit would influence

then to act justly, serve with integrity and honour high moral standards.



( 1 Tim 2:1 – 4



1 Therefore I exhort first of all that you make

supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone,

2 (Ezr 6:10) for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may

lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty,

3(1Ti 1:1; Lk 1:47) for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God

our Savior,

4 (Eze 18:23; 18:32)who desires all men to be saved and

to come to the knowledge of the truth.



)



II) Pray for the churches of the province,

that they would be lighthouses beaming forth the illuminating truth

of God’s Word.



III) Pray that the Lord would use the Finding the Hope Campaign

and booklet to turn many hearts to Jesus



Conclusion:





Pray to the Lord and pray for He is the Christ , our Saviour and Healer.



Pray to the Lord "Creator God, You’ve made me in Your image.

Help me to know and embrace my calling that I might

better love and serve You."



Pray to the Lord and give all your sins over to Him.



Pray to the Lord and pray not to be covetous.



Pray to the Lord and thank Him for giving your power as a Child of God.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray for the Lord to convict all Canadians of His Righteous

standards of living



Pray for Ethiopian Orthodox priests and believers who face sever prosecution

for following Christ over church authorities .



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 287 - 14 October 2021 reflections

Day 287, 14 October 2021



Matthew 10



Matthew 10



The Mission of the Twelve Apostles

Mk 3:13-19; Lk 6:12-16



1 (Mk 3:13-15; 6:7-13) He called His twelve disciples to Him and gave them

authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of

sickness and all kinds of disease.

2 (Mt 4:18; 4:21) Now the names of the twelve apostles are these:

first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother;

James, the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother;

3 (Mk 3:18; Ac 1:13; Mt 9:9) Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew,

the tax collector; James, the son of Alphaeus; and Lebbaeus,

whose surname was Thaddaeus;

4 (Mt 26:14; Jn 13:2) Simon the Zealot; and Judas Iscariot,

who also betrayed Him.



The Commissioning of the Twelve Apostles

Mk 6:7-13; Lk 9:1-6

5 (Jn 4:9; 2Ki 17:24-41) These twelve Jesus sent out,

and commanded them, saying,

"Do not go into the way of the Gentiles,

and do not enter any city of the Samaritans.

6 (Jer 50:6; Ps 119:176) But go rather to the lost sheep

of the house of Israel.

7 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) As you go, preach, saying,

'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'

8 (Ac 3:6) Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead,

and cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

9 (Lk 22:35) "Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper

for your purses,

10 nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor shoes,

nor even staffs. For the workman is worthy of his keep.

11 "In whatever city or town you enter, inquire in it who is worthy.

And live there until you leave.

12 (1Sa 25:6) When you come into a house, greet it.

13 If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it.

But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 (Ac 13:51; Ne 5:13) Whoever will not receive you, nor hear your words,

when you depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.

15 (Mt 12:36; 2Pe 2:9) Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for

the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of Judgment than for that town.



Coming Persecutions

Mk 13:9-13; Lk 21:12-17



16 (Lk 10:3; Ge 3:1) "Look, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst

of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

17 (Mk 13:9; Mt 23:34; 5:22) But beware of men, for they will deliver you

up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues.

18 (Mt 8:4) You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake,

for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

19 (Ex 4:12; Mt 6:25) But when they deliver you up, take no thought of how

or what you will speak. For it will be given you at that time

what you will speak.

20 (Ac 4:8; 6:10) For it is not you who speak,

but the Spirit of your Father who speaks through you.

21 "The brother will deliver up the brother to death,

and the father the child. And the children will rise up

against their parents and cause them to be put to death.

22 (Mt 24:13; Mk 13:13; Mt 24:9) You will be hated by all men for My name's

sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

23 (Mt 16:28; Ac 8:1) But when they persecute you in this city,

escape into another. For truly I say to you, you will not have gone

through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

24 (Lk 6:40; Jn 13:16) "The disciple is not above his teacher,

nor the servant above his master.

25 (Mk 3:22; Mt 9:34) It is enough for the disciple that he be like

his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called

the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call

those of his household?



Whom to Fear

Lk 12:2-7



26 (Mk 4:22; Lk 8:17) "Therefore do not fear them. For nothing is covered that

will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.

27 (Ac 5:20) What I tell you in darkness, speak in the light. And what you

hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.

28 (Isa 8:12-13; 51:12) Do not fear those who kill the body

but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able

to destroy both soul and body in hell.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall

to the ground without your Father.

30 (1Sa 14:45; 2Sa 14:11) But the very hairs of your head

are all numbered.

31 (Mt 6:26) Therefore do not fear. You are more valuable than many sparrows.



Confessing and Denying Christ

Lk 12:8-9



32 (Rev 3:5; Ro 10:9-10) “Whoever will confess Me before men,

him will I confess also before My Father who is in heaven.

33 (2Ti 2:12; Mk 8:38) But whoever will deny Me before men,

him will I also deny before My Father who is in heaven.



Not Peace, but a Sword

Lk 12:51-53; 14:26-27



34 "Do not think that I have come to bring peace on earth.

I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.

35 (Mt 10:21) For I have come to turn

'a man against his father,

a daughter against her mother,

and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law;

36 (Mic 7:6; Ps 41:9) a man's foes will be those of his own household.'

37 (Lk 14:26; Dt 33:9) "He who loves father or mother more than Me

is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me

is not worthy of Me.

38 (Mt 16:24; Lk 14:27) And He who does not take his cross

and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

39 (Lk 17:33; Jn 12:25) He who finds his life will lose it,

and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.



Rewards

Mk 9:41



40 (Mt 18:5; Lk 9:48) "He who receives you receives Me,

and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.

41 (3Jn 1:5-8) He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet

shall receive a prophet's reward. And he who receives a righteous man

in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

42 (Mt 25:40; Heb 6:10) And whoever gives even a cup of cold water

to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple,

truly I tell you, he shall in no way lose his reward."





2) Our Daily Bread for 14 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/14/a-vital-beginners-guide

Entitled A Beginner's Guide to Life



Romans 6:16-23



16 (Jn 8:34; 2Pe 2:19) Do you not know that to whom you yield yourselves as

slaves to obey, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, whether of sin

leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

17 (Ro 1:8; 2Ti 1:13) But thanks be to God, for you were slaves of sin,

but you have obeyed from the heart that form of teaching to which you

were entrusted,

18 (Ro 6:22; Jn 8:32; Ro 8:2) and having been freed from sin,

you became the slaves of righteousness.

19 (Ro 3:5; 6:13) I speak in human terms because of the weakness

of your flesh, for just as you have yielded your members as slaves

to impurity and iniquity leading to more iniquity,

even so now yield your members as slaves to righteousness unto holiness.

20 For when you were the slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness.

21 (Ro 1:32; 6:23) What fruit did you have then from the things

of which you are now ashamed? The result of those things is death.

22 (Ro 6:18; 1Pe 2:16) But now, having been freed from sin and having become

slaves of God, you have fruit unto holiness, and the end is eternal life.

23 (Ro 5:12; Ge 2:17; Ro 2:7) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift

of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.



After my mother's sudden death, I was motivated to start blogging. I wanted

to write posts that would inspire people to use their minutes on earth

to create significant life moments. So I turned to a beginner's guide

to blogging. I learned what platform to use, how to choose titles,

and how to craft compelling posts. And in 2016, my first blog post was born.



Paul wrote a "beginner's guide" that explains how to obtain eternal life.

In Romans 6:16-18, he contrasts the fact that we're all born in rebellion

to God (sinners) with the truth that Jesus can help us be "set free from

[our] sin" (v. 18). Paul then describes the difference between being a slave

to sin and a slave to God and His life-giving ways (vv. 19-20). He continues

by stating that "the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal

life" (v. 23). Death means being separated from God forever. This is the

devastating outcome we face when we reject Christ. But God has offered us

a gift in Jesus-new life. It's the kind of life that begins on earth

and continues forever in heaven with Him.



Paul's beginner's guide to eternal life leaves us with two choices-

choosing sin, which leads to death, or choosing Jesus' gift,

which leads to eternal life. May you receive His gift of life,

and if you've already accepted Christ,

may you share this gift with others today!



By: Marvin Williams



Reflect & Pray



How would you describe what it means to receive the free gift

of eternal life through Jesus Christ? What's the difference

between being a slave to sin and a slave to God and His life-giving ways?



Jesus, thank You for loving me and forgiving me.

You paid a debt I couldn't pay and gave me a gift I couldn't buy.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 4 - The Blessings of Grace Day 5 - 1 John 1:9



9 (Ps 32:5; Pr 28:13) If we confess our sins, He is faithful

and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.



"If God already knows everything about me, everything I've done,

then why do I need to confess it?" Grant struggled with a common

dilemma for many Christians. Indeed, God, knew all his sin - much

better than Grant did himself. But Grant needed to confess,

not for God's benefit, but for his own. Grant needed to agree with God

that his sin was wrong, and put himself in a position to receive God's

grace in forgiveness.

1 John 1:9 make the process quit clear. We confess,

and God forgives and cleanses. Many of us, however, want to take on

God's part as well. We confess, agreeing with God that our sin is wrong.

But then we proceed to try to 'clean up our act,'bargaining with God,

promising that if he will forgive us just this once,

we won't ever to it again.

The problem is, we can never keep such a promise.

We probably will do it again, and then we are back where we started,

begging for forgiveness, and trying once more to cleanse

ourselves for our unrighteousness.

God offers freedom from such futile performance. He says, "Just confess.

Agree that you sinned. Submit yourself to me. Then I'll take over from there."

God's grace does not give us freedom to keep on sinning, of course - we need

to cooperate with the work of his Spirit in our lives and do all we can

to avoid sin. But we do not have to beg God for forgiveness - forgiveness

is offered to us freely.

We do not have to clean up out act before God will accept us; God can make

the necessary changes in our lives. When we confess, submit ourselves to God,

and allow him to work within us, he is able both to forgive us and to cleanse

us from unrighteousness.



Application



a) In what ways have I bartered with God and tried to "Clean up my act"

in order to deserve his forgiveness?



b) What is my part in confession? What is God's response?

Why it is important for me to recognize God's part in my

confession and forgiveness?



c) What spiritual truths can I see now that I could not see

when I lived in darkness?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Proverbs 19:17



He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord,

and He will repay what he has given.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Saddened by Loss



Matthew 5:1-10



The Sermon on the Mount



(Mt 5-7)



1 Now seeing the crowds, He went up on a mountain.

And when He sat down, His disciples came to Him.



The Beatitudes



(Lk 6:20-23)



2 And He began speaking and taught them, saying:

3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are those who mourn,

for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek,

for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,

for they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful,

for they shall obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they shall be called the sons of God.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."





Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



14th Day of the Month



a) Pray for God's kingdom to come

in your home, neighbourhood, city or community,

and in our nation ( Matt 6:10)



10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.



b) Pray for those who server with

denominations and Christian organisations

in Canada - that God will bless their ministry

and anoint them for effective service.



Conclusion:





Pray to the Lord and pray to do the Lord's Will,

confess Jesus is Lord and endure.



Pray to the Lord "Jesus, thank You for loving me and forgiving me.

You paid a debt I couldn't pay and gave me a gift I couldn't buy."



Pray to the Lord and give all your sins over to Him.



Pray to the Lord and seek to help the poor.



Pray to the Lord and to be persecuted for righteousness' sake.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray for God's kingdom to come

in your home, neighbourhood, city or community,

and in our nation



Pray for those who server with

denominations and Christian organisations

in Canada - that God will bless their ministry

and anoint them for effective service.



Pray for Jaban in Bangladesh, who lost his house and land when he became

a Christian .



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 286 - 13 October 2021 reflections

Day 286, 13 October 2021



Mark 4-5



Mark 4

The Parable of the Sower

Mt 13:1-9; Lk 8:4-8



1 (Mk 2:13; Lk 5:1-3) Again He began to teach by the seaside. A large crowd

was gathered before Him, so that He entered a boat and sat in it on the sea.

And the whole crowd was by the sea on the land.

2 (Mk 3:23; 4:11) He taught them many things in parables and said to them

in His teaching:

3 "Listen! And take note: A sower went out to sow.

4 As he sowed, some seed fell beside the path, and the birds of the air came

and devoured it.

5 Some seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil,

and soon it sprang up because it did not have deep soil.

6 (Jas 1:11) But when the sun rose, it was scorched. And because it had

no root, it withered away.

7 (Jer 4:3) Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up

and choked it, and it yielded no grain.

8 (Ge 26:12; Mk 4:20) And other seed fell on good ground, and it yielded

grain that sprang up and increased by thirty, sixty,

or a hundred times as much."

9 (Mt 11:15) Then He said to them, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."



The Purpose of the Parables

Mt 13:10-17; Lk 8:9-10



10 (Mk 4:34) When He was alone, those who were around Him with the twelve

asked Him about the parable.

11 (Col 4:5; 1Th 4:12) He said to them, "To you is given the secret

of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside,

everything is said in parables,

12 (Isa 6:9-10; Jer 5:21) so that

'seeing they may see, and not perceive,

and hearing they may hear and not understand;

lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them.' (Isa 6:9-10.) "



The Parable of the Sower Explained

Mt 13:18-23; Lk 8:11-15



13 Then He said to them, "Do you not understand this parable?

How then will you understand all the parables?

14 (Mt 13:37; Mk 2:2) The sower sows the word.

15 (1Pe 5:8; Rev 20:2-3) These are those beside the path,

where the word is sown. But when they hear, Satan comes immediately

and takes away the word which is sown in their hearts.

16 (Eze 33:31-32; Mk 6:20) Others, likewise, are seed sown on rocky ground,

who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness,

17 (Mt 11:6) but have no root in themselves, and so endure for a time.

Afterward, when affliction or persecution rises for the word's sake,

immediately they fall away.

18 And others are seed sown among thorns, the ones who hear the word.

19 (1Ti 6:9-10; 6:17) But the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness

of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word,

and it proves unfruitful.

20 (Mk 4:8; Jn 15:4-5) Still others are seed sown on good ground,

those who hear the word, and receive it, and bear fruit: thirty,

sixty, or a hundred times as much."



A Light Under a Basket

Lk 8:16-18



21 (Mt 5:15; Lk 8:16) He said to them, "Is a candle brought to be put

under a basket or under a bed and not to be set on a candlestick?

22 (Lk 8:17) For there is nothing hidden except to be revealed;

neither is anything kept secret except to be proclaimed.

23 (Mk 4:9; Mt 11:15) If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."

24 (Mt 7:2) He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. The measure you give

will be measured for you, and to you who hear will more be given.

25 (Mt 13:12; Lk 8:18) For to him who has will more be given. And from him

who has not will be taken, even what he has."



The Parable of the Growing Seed



26 (Mt 13:24) He said, "The kingdom of God is like a man who scatters seed

on the ground.

27 (Ecc 11:5) He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts

and grows; he does not know how.

28 For the earth bears fruit by itself: first the blade, then the head,

then the full seed in the head.

29 (Joel 3:13) But when the grain is ripe, immediately he applies

the sickle because the harvest has come."



The Parable of the Mustard Seed

Mt 13:31-32; Lk 13:18-19



30 He said, "To what shall we liken the kingdom of God, or with what parable

shall we compare it?

31 It is like a grain of mustard seed which, when it is sown in the ground,

is the smallest seed on earth.

32 Yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater than all shrubs,

and shoots out great branches, so that the birds of the air

may nest in its shade."



The Use of Parables

Mt 13:34-35



33 (Jn 16:12) With many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were

able to hear it.

34 (Mk 4:10; Lk 24:27) Without a parable He did not speak to them.

But when they were alone, He expounded on all things to His disciples.



The Calming of a Storm

Mt 8:23-27; Lk 8:22-25



35 (Mt 8:18; Lk 8:22) That same day, when the evening came, He said to them,

"Let us go cross to the other side."

36 (Mk 3:9; 4:1) When they had sent the crowd away, they took Him in the boat

just as He was. There were also other little boats with Him.

37 A great wind storm arose, and the waves splashed into the boat,

so that it was now filling the boat.

38 He was in the stern asleep on a pillow. They woke Him and said,

"Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?"

39 (Job 38:11; Ps 89:9) He rose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea,

"Peace, be still!" Then the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

40 (Mt 14:31; Lk 8:25) He said to them, "Why are you so fearful?

How is that you have no faith?"

41 They feared greatly and said to one another,

"What kind of Man is He, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"



Mark 5



The Healing of the Gadarene Demoniac

Mt 8:28-34; Lk 8:26-39



1 (Mt 8:28-34; Lk 8:26-39) They went to the other side of the sea

to the region of the Gadarenes.

2 (Mk 1:23) When He had come out of the boat, immediately a man

with an unclean spirit came out of the tombs and met Him.

3 He lived among the tombs. And no one could constrain him,

not even with chains,

4 because he had often been bound with shackles and chains.

But he had pulled the chains apart and broken the shackles to pieces.

And no one could subdue him.

5 Always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs,

crying out and cutting himself with stones.

6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran up and kneeled before Him,

7 (Mt 8:29; Ac 16:17; Mt 4:3) and cried out with a loud voice,

"What have You to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God?

I adjure You by God, do not torment me."

8 For Jesus said to him, "Come out of the man, you unclean spirit!"

9 (Mt 26:53; Lk 8:30) Then He asked him, "What is your name?"

He answered, "My name is Legion. For we are many."

10 And he begged Him repeatedly not to send them away out of the country.

11 Now there was a great herd of swine feeding near the mountains.

12 All the demons pleaded with Him, asking, "Send us to the swine,

so that we may enter them."

13 At once, Jesus gave them leave. Then the unclean spirits came out

and entered the swine. And the herd, numbering about two thousand,

ran wildly down a steep hill into the sea and were drowned in the sea.

14 Those who fed the swine fled and reported it in the city

and in the country. And people went out to see what

it was that had happened.

15 (Mk 5:9) They came to Jesus and saw him who had been possessed with

the legion of demons sitting and clothed and in his right mind.

And they were afraid.

16 Those who saw it told them how it befell him who had been possessed

with the demons and also concerning the swine.

17 (Ac 16:39; Mt 8:34) Then they began to plead with Him to depart

out of their region.

18 (Lk 8:38-39) When He entered the boat, he who had been possessed

with the demons prayed Him that he might be with Him.

19 (Ps 66:16) Jesus did not let him, but said to him,

"Go home to your friends and tell them what great things the Lord

has done for you and how He has had compassion on you."

20 (Mt 4:25; Mk 7:31) So he departed and began to proclaim in the Decapolis

[The Ten Cities.] what great things Jesus had done for him.

And everyone was amazed.



Jairus' Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus' Garment

Mt 9:18-26; Lk 8:40-56



21 (Mt 9:1; Lk 8:40) When Jesus had crossed again by boat to the other side,

many people gathered to Him. And He was beside the sea.

22 (Lk 13:14; Ac 13:15) One of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus,

saw Jesus and came and fell at His feet

23 (Mk 16:18; Lk 4:40) and earnestly asked Him, "My little daughter

is lying at the point of death. I ask You, come and lay Your hands on her,

so that she may be healed. And she will live."

24 (Mk 5:31) So Jesus went with him.

And many people followed Him and pressed in on Him.

25 (Lev 15:25-27) And a certain woman had a hemorrhage for twelve years,

26 and had suffered much under many physicians.

She had spent all that she had, and was not better but rather grew worse.

27 When she had heard of Jesus, she came in the crowd behind Him

and touched His garment.

28 For she said, "If I may touch His garments, I shall be healed."

29 (Mk 3:10; 5:34) And immediately her hemorrhage dried up,

and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.

30 (Lk 6:19; 5:17) At once, Jesus knew within Himself that power

had gone out of Him. He turned around in the crowd and said,

"Who touched My garments?"

31 His disciples said to Him, "You see the crowd pressing against You,

and You say, 'Who touched Me?' "

32 And He looked around to see her who had done it.

33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her,

came and fell down before Him and told Him the entire truth.

34 (Lk 8:48; Mt 9:22) He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made

you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction."

35 (Mk 5:22; Jn 11:28) While He was still speaking, some came from the house

of the synagogue ruler and said, "Your daughter is dead.

Why trouble the Teacher any further?"

36 (Lk 8:50) As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken,

He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid, only believe."

37 (Mk 9:2; 14:33) He let no one follow Him, except Peter,

and James, and John the brother of James.

38 He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue,

and saw the tumult, and those who wept and wailed loudly.

39 (Ac 20:10) When He came in, He said to them, "Why make this uproar

and weep? The girl is not dead, but sleeping."

40 They laughed at Him in ridicule.

But when He had put them all out, He took the father and the mother

of the girl and those who were with Him and entered where the girl was lying.

41 (Mk 1:31) He took the girl by the hand and said to her, "Talitha cumi,"

which means, "Little girl, I say to you, arise."

42 I mmediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age.

And they were greatly astonished.

43 (Mt 8:4) He strictly ordered them to let no one know of it and directed

them to give her something to eat.



2) Our Daily Bread for 13 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/13/burning-words

Entitled Words that Endure



Jeremiah 36:27-32



Jeremiah and Baruch Rewrite the Scroll



27 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah after the king had burned

the book and the words which Baruch had written at the mouth of Jeremiah,

saying:

28 (Zec 1:5-6) Take again another scroll and write in it all the former words

that were in the first book, which Jehoiakim the king of Judah has burned.

29 (Isa 30:10; Jer 26:9) You shall say to Jehoiakim king of Judah:

Thus says the Lord: You have burned this book, saying,

Why have you written in it that the king of Babylon will certainly come

and destroy this land, and will cause man and beast to cease from here?

30 (Jer 22:30; 2Ki 24:12-15) Therefore thus says the Lord concerning

Jehoiakim king of Judah: He shall have no one to sit on the throne

of David. And his dead body shall be cast out to the heat of the day

and the frost of the night.

31 (Pr 29:1; Jer 19:15) I will also punish him and his seed

and his servants for their iniquity. And I will bring upon them

and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem and upon the men of Judah

all the disaster that I have pronounced against them; but they did not listen.

32 (Jer 36:4; 36:18) Then Jeremiah took another scroll and gave it to Baruch

the scribe, the son of Neriah who wrote in it from the mouth of Jeremiah

all the words of the book which Jehoiakim king of Judah had burned

in the fire. And there were added to them many like words.



In the early nineteenth century, Thomas Carlyle gave a manuscript

to philosopher John Stuart Mill to review. Somehow, whether accidentally

or intentionally, the manuscript got tossed into a fire. It was Carlyle's

only copy. Undaunted, he set to work rewriting the lost chapters.

Mere flames couldn't stop the story, which remained intact in his mind.

Out of great loss, Carlyle produced his monumental work The French Revolution.



In the waning days of ancient Judah's decadent kingdom, God told the prophet

Jeremiah, "Take a scroll and write on it all the words I have spoken to you"

(Jeremiah 36:2). The message revealed God's tender heart,

calling on His people to repent in order to avoid imminent invasion (v. 3).



Jeremiah did as he was told. The scroll soon found its way to Judah's king,

Jehoiakim, who methodically shredded it and threw it into the fire

(vv. 23-25). The king's act of arson only made matters worse.

God told Jeremiah to write another scroll with the same message.

He said, "[Jehoiakim] will have no one to sit on the throne of David;

his body will be thrown out and exposed to the heat by day

and the frost by night" (v. 30).



It’s possible to burn the words of God by tossing a book into a fire.

Possible, but utterly futile. The Word behind the words endures forever.



By: Tim Gustafson



Reflect & Pray



What has caused you or those you know to ignore the words of God?

Why is it vital for you to submit to and obediently follow what

He's instructed?



Father, help me to take Your words to heart,

even if they're difficult to hear.

Please give me a heart of repentance-not defiance.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 4 - The Blessings of Grace Day 4 - freedom from Fear



Psalms 27:1



The Lord is my light and my salvation;

whom will I fear?

The Lord is the strength of my life;

of whom will I be afraid?



Marcy was afraid of the dark. As a child she slept with a nightlight on,

and even she matured, she still had a fear of dark places.

When she was at home alone, she kept all the lights on,

and a small lamp at her bedside glowed through the night.

The psalmist David reflects that common fear of darkness when he says

"The Lord is my light and my salvation - whom shall I fear?"

David does not say, "The Lord brings light," but "The Lord is my light".

God is the source of understanding and security in our lives.

He is the One who can expose and deal with our fears.

When we are afraid - afraid of losing a job or a loved one,

afraid of making mistakes, afraid of being hurt, afraid of what others may

say about us - we can turn to the Lord who can handle our fears.

He is a "stronghold", a fortress of protection around us,

and in him we are safe.

Often we turn to other places for our security - to the bank account,

to a spouse or loved one, to the approval of the world.

We mistakenly think that these sources can provide a foundation of defence

against uncertainty of life. But when we find that people disappoint us, money

loses its value, and the praise of others is fleeting,

we must turn again to the true source of security, God alone.



Application



a) What sources of security have I trusted in besides God?

What was the result of that trust?



b) In what ways have I depended upon God for my security?



c) What spiritual truths can I see now that I could not see

when I lived in darkness?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Proverbs 22:7



7 The rich rules over the poor,

and the borrower is servant to the lender.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Saddened by Loss



John 14:1 - 7



1 "Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God. Believe also in Me.

2 In My Father's house are many dwelling places.

If it were not so, I would have told you.

I am going to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again

and receive you to Myself,

that where I am, you may be also.

4 You know where I am going, and you know the way."

5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know

where You are going. How can we know the way?"

6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth,

and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

7 If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also.

From now on you do know Him and have seen Him."



Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .





7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



a) Pray that, with God's help, children and

young people will be able to journey with hope towards the destiny God has

for each of them



b)Pray for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador



I) Pray for the leaders of Newfoundland and Labrador,

that God's Spirit would influence then to act justly,

serve with integrity and honour high moral standards.



( 1 Tim 2:1-4



1 Therefore I exhort first of all that you make

supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone,

2 (Ezr 6:10) for kings and for all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty,

3(1Ti 1:1; Lk 1:47) for this is good and acceptable

in the sight of God our Savior,

4 (Eze 18:23; 18:32) who desires all men to be saved

and to come to the knowledge of the truth.



II) Pray for the churches of the province, that they would be lighthouses

beaming forth the illuminating truth of God's Word.



III) Pray that the Lord would use the Finding the Hope Campaign

and booklet to turn many hearts to Jesus



)









Conclusion:





Pray to the Lord and pray to be a light for Jesus..



Pray to the Lord "Father, help me to take Your words to heart,

even if they're difficult to hear.

Please give me a heart of repentance-not defiance."



Pray to the Lord and ask Him to free you from Fear.



Pray to the Lord and thank Him for His Sacrifice.



Pray to the Lord and thank Him for preparing a place in Heaven for you.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray that, with God's help, children and

young people will be able to journey with hope towards the destiny God has

for each of them



Pray that Kuwaitis will respond to the Gospel as it's

proclaimed on satellite TV , radio and The Internet .



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 285 - 12 October 2021 reflections

Day 285, 12 October 2021



Matthew 13; Luke 8



TMatthew 13



The Parable of the Sower

Mk 4:1-9; Lk 8:4-8



1 (Mt 13:36; Mk 2:13) That same day Jesus went out of the house

and sat beside the sea.

2 (Lk 5:3) Great crowds assembled around Him, so that He went into a boat

and sat there. And the whole assembly stood on the shore.

3 (Mt 13:10-13; 13:34-35) Then He told them many things in parables, saying,

"Listen! A sower went out to sow.

4 While he sowed, some seeds fell beside the path, and the birds came

and devoured them.

5 But other seeds fell on rocky ground where they did not have much soil,

and immediately they sprang up because they did not have deep soil.

6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched. And because they did not take

root, they withered away.

7 Some seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.

8 (Ge 26:12; Mt 13:23) But other seeds fell into good ground and produced

grain: a hundred, sixty, or thirty times as much.

9 (Mt 11:15; Rev 2:7) Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear."



The Purpose of the Parables

Mk 4:10-12; Lk 8:9-10



10 The disciples came and said to Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"

11 (1Jn 2:27; Mt 16:17) He answered them, "It is given to you to know

the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

12 (Mt 25:29; Lk 8:18) For to him who has, will more be given,

and he will have abundance. But from him who has not,

even what he has will be taken away.

13 (Jer 5:21; Eze 12:2) Therefore I speak to them in parables:

'Because they look, but do not see.

And they listen, but they do not hear, neither do they understand.'[Isa 56:7.]

14 (Isa 6:9-10; Mk 4:12) In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah

which says:

'By hearing, you will hear and shall not understand,

and seeing, you will see and shall not perceive;[Isa 6:9.]

15 (Heb 5:11; Ps 119:70) for this people's heart has grown dull.

Their ears have become hard of hearing,

and they have closed their eyes,

lest they should see with their eyes

and hear with their ears

and understand with their hearts,

and turn, and I should heal them.'[A talent was worth several hundred pounds.]

16 (Mt 16:17; Lk 10:23-24) But blessed are your eyes, for they see,

and your ears, for they hear.

17 (Jn 8:56; Heb 11:13) For truly I say to you that many prophets

and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see,

and have not seen them, and to hear those things which you hear,

and have not heard them.



The Parable of the Sower Explained

Mk 4:13-20; Lk 8:11-15



18 "Therefore listen to the parable of the sower.

19 (Mt 4:23; 13:38) When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not

understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown

in his heart. This is the one who received seed beside the path.

20 (Isa 58:2; Eze 33:31-32) But he who received the seed on rocky ground

is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy,

21 (Mt 11:6; Hos 6:4) yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while.

For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word,

eventually he falls away.

22 (1Ti 6:9-10; 6:17) He also who received seed among the thorns is

he who hears the word, but the cares of this world and the deceitfulness

of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

23 (Mt 13:8; Jn 15:16; Php 1:11) But he who received seed on the good ground

is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit.

Some produce a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown."



The Parable of the Weeds



24 (Mt 13:33; 13:47) He told them another parable, saying,

"The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat

and went away.

26 But when the shoots had sprung up and produced fruit,

the weeds also appeared.

27 "So the servants of the landowner came and said to him,

'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? T

hen where did the weeds come from?'

28 "He said to them, 'An enemy did this.'

"The servants said to him, 'Will you then have us go and gather them up?'

29 "But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the weeds,

you pull up also the wheat with them.

30 (Mt 3:12) Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time

of harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather up the weeds first

and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.'"



The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast

Mk 4:30-32; Lk 13:18-21



31 (Mt 13:24; Mk 4:30-32) He told them another parable, saying,

"The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed

which a man took and sowed in his field.

32 (Eze 31:6; Da 4:12) This indeed is the least of all seeds, but when

it has grown, it is the greatest among herbs and is a tree, so that the birds

of the air come and lodge in its branches."

33 (Lk 13:21; Gal 5:9) He told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven

is like yeast which a woman took and mixed in sixty pounds

[Gk. 3 sata, about 22 liters each.] of meal until it had leavened

the whole batch."



The Use of Parables

Mk 4:33-34



34 (Mk 4:33-34; Jn 16:25) Jesus said all these things to the crowds

in parables. And without a parable He did not speak to them,

35 (Ps 78:2; Ro 16:25-26) to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet,

saying:

"I will open My mouth in parables;

I will say things which have been kept secret since the foundation

of the world." [Ps 78:2.]



The Parable of the Weeds Explained



36 (Mt 13:1) Then Jesus sent the crowds away and went into the house.

And His disciples came to Him, saying,

"Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field."

37 He answered, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man,

38 (Jn 8:44; Ac 13:10) the field is the world, and the good seed a

re the sons ofthe kingdom. But the weeds are the sons of the evil one.

39 (Mt 24:3; Joel 3:13) The enemy who sowed them is the­ devil,

the harvest is the end of the world, and the reapers are the angels.

40 "Therefore as the weeds are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall

it be in the end of this world.

41 (Mt 24:31; 18:7) The Son of Man shall send out His angels, and they shall

gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who do evil,

42 (Mt 8:12; 13:50; 22:13) and will throw them into a fiery furnace.

There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 (Da 12:3; Mt 11:15) Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun

[Da 12:3.] in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears to hear,

let him hear.



The Parable of the Hidden Treasure



44 (Isa 55:1; Pr 23:23) "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure

hidden in a field, which a man found and hid. And with joy over it he goes

and sells all that he has and buys that field.



The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price



45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,

46 who, on finding one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had

and bought it.



The Parable of the Net



47 (Mt 4:19) "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was cast

into the sea and gathered all kinds of fish.

48 When it was full, they drew it to shore, sat down, and gathered the good

into baskets, but threw the bad away.

49 (Mt 13:39) So shall it be at the end of the world.

The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous

50 (Mt 8:12; 13:42) and throw them into the fiery furnace.

There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth."



Treasures New and Old



51 (Mt 13:11) Jesus said to them, "Have you understood all of these things?"

They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."

52 (Mt 12:35; 23:34) Then He said to them, "Therefore every scribe who is

discipled for the kingdom of heaven is like a man

who is master of the household who brings out of his treasure new a

nd old things."



The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

Mk 6:1-6; Lk 4:16-30



53 When Jesus finished these parables, He departed from there.

54 (Mt 2:23; 4:23) When He came to His own country, He taught them

in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said,

"Where did this Man get this wisdom and these mighty works?

55 (Mk 6:3; Lk 3:23) Is He not the carpenter's son? Is His mother not

called Mary? And are not His brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this Man

get all these things?"

57 (Lk 4:24; Jn 4:44) And they took offense at Him.

But Jesus said to them,

"A prophet is not without honour except in his own country

and in his own house."

58 And He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.



Luke 8



Women Who Accompany Jesus



1 (Mt 4:23) Afterward, He went throughout every city and village, preaching

and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. With Him were the twelve

2 (Mt 27:55-56; Mk 15:40-41) and some women who had been healed

of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene,

from whom seven demons had come out,

3 (Lk 24:10) and Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod's steward, and Susanna,

and many others, who supported Him with their possessions.



The Parable of the Sower

Mt 13:1-9; Mk 4:1-9



4 When a large crowd had gathered together and people were coming to Him

from every city, He told this parable:

5 "A sower went out to sow his seed. As he sowed, some fell along the path

and was trampled down, and the birds of the air devoured it.

6 Some fell on a rock. And as soon as it sprang up, it withered away,

because it lacked moisture.

7 (Jer 4:3) Yet some fell among thorns. And the thorns sprang up with it

and choked it.

8 (Mt 11:15; Ge 26:12) And other seed fell on good ground and sprang up

and yielded a hundred times the amount sown."

When He had said these things, He cried out,

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear."



The Purpose of the Parables

Mt 13:10-17; Mk 4:10-12



9 (Mt 13:10; 13:18) His disciples asked Him, "What might this parable mean?"

10 (Isa 6:9; Mt 11:25) He said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets

of the kingdom of God, but to others they are in parables, so that

'seeing they may not see,

and hearing they may not understand.' [Isa 6:9.]



The Parable of the Sower Explained

Mt 13:18-23; Mk 4:13-20



11 (Mt 13:19; Mk 4:14-20) "Now the parable means this:

The seed is the word of God.

12 Those along the path are those who hear. Then comes the devil,

who takes away the word from their hearts, lest they should believe

and be saved.

13 (Isa 58:2; Eze 33:32) Those on the rock are the ones who,

when they hear the word, receive it with joy. But these have no root,

for they believe for a while, then in the time of temptation fall away.

14 (1Ti 6:9-10; 6:17) That which fell among thorns are those who,

when they have heard, go out and are choked with the cares

and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to maturity.

15 (Php 1:11; Col 1:6) But the seed on the good ground are those who,

having heard the word, keep it in an honest and good heart

and bear fruit with patience.



A Light Under a Vessel

Mk 4:21-25



16 (Lk 11:33; Mk 4:21-22) "No one, when he lights a candle, covers it

with a vessel or puts it under a bed, but sets it on a candlestick,

that those who enter may see the light.

17 (Mt 10:26) For nothing is secret that will not be revealed,

nor anything hidden that will not be known and revealed.

18 (Mt 13:12; 25:29) Take heed therefore how you hear. For whoever has,

to him will be given. And whoever has not, from him will be taken even

what he thinks he has."



The Mother and Brothers of Jesus

Mt 12:46-50; Mk 3:31-35



19 (Mt 12:46-50; Mk 3:31-35) Then His mother and His brothers came to Him,

but could not reach Him because of the crowd.

20 Someone told Him, "Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside,

desiring to see You."

21 (Jas 1:22) He answered them, "My mother and My brothers are these

who hear the word of God and do it."



The Calming of a Storm

Mt 8:23-27; Mk 4:35-41



22 (Mt 8:23-27) One day He went into a boat with His disciples,

and He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side of the lake."

So they launched out.

23 As they sailed, He fell asleep. Then a wind storm came down on the lake,

and they were filling with water, and were in danger.

24 (Ps 65:7; Lk 4:39) They came to Him and awoke Him, saying,

"Master, Master, we are perishing!"

Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water.

And they ceased, and there was a calm.

25 He said to them, "Where is your faith?"

Being afraid, they marveled, saying to each other,

"Who then is this Man? He commands even the winds and water,

and they obey Him."



The Healing of the Gadarene Demoniac

Mt 8:28-34; Mk 5:1-20



26 (Mt 8:28-34; Mk 5:1-20) They sailed to the country of the Gad­arenes,

which is across from Galilee.

27When He stepped out on land, a man from the city who had demons

for a long time met Him. He wore no clothes, nor did he live in a house

but in the tombs.

28 (Mt 8:29) When he saw Jesus, he cried out and fell down before Him,

and with a loud voice said, "What have You to do with me, Jesus, S

on of the Most High God? I plead with You, do not torment me."

29 For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man.

It often had seized him, and he was kept under guard,

bound with chains and shackles. But he broke the shackles

and was driven by the demon into the wilderness.

30 (Mt 26:53) Jesus asked him, "What is your name?"

He said, "Legion," because many demons had entered him.

31 (Rev 9:1-2) And they begged Him not to command them to go out

into the abyss.

32 There was a large herd of swine feeding on the mountain.

They begged Him to permit them to enter them, and He permitted them.

33 Then the demons went out of the man and entered the swine,

and the herd ran violently down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned.

34 When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled and reported it

in the city and in the country.

35 (Lk 10:39; 8:27) Then they went out to see what had happened,

and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed

sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind.

And they were afraid.

36Those who had seen it told them how he who had been possessed by demons

was healed.

37 (Ac 16:39; Lk 5:8) Then the whole crowd from the surrounding country

of the Gadarenes asked Him to depart from them, for they were seized

with great fear. So He went into the boat and returned.

38 (Mk 5:18-20) Now the man from whom the demons had departed asked Him

if he could stay with Him. But Jesus sent him away, saying,

39 (Ps 66:16) "Return to your own house, and tell what great things God

has done for you." So he went his way and proclaimed throughout

the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him.



Jairus' Daughter and the Woman Who Touched Jesus' Garment

Mt 9:18-26; Mk 5:21-43

40 (Mt 9:1; Mk 5:21) When Jesus returned, the crowd gladly received Him,

for they were all waiting for Him.

41 (Mk 5:22-43; Lk 8:49) Then a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the

synagogue, came and fell down at Jesus' feet, and begged Him to come

to his house,

42 (Lk 7:12; 8:45) for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age,

and she was dying. As He went, the people crowded Him.

43 And a woman having a hemorrhage for twelve years, who had spent all her

living on physicians, but could not be healed by anyone,

44 (Dt 22:12) came behind Him, and touched the fringe of His garment.

And immediately her hemorrhage dried up.

45 Jesus said, "Who touched Me?"

When everyone denied it, Peter and those who were with Him said,

"Master, the crowds are pressing against You,

and You say, 'Who touched Me?' "

46 (Lk 6:19; 5:17) But Jesus said, "Someone touched Me, for I perceive

that power has gone out from Me."

47 When the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling.

And falling down before Him, she declared to Him before all the people

why she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.

48 (Mt 9:22; Lk 7:50) Then He said to her, "Daughter, be of good cheer.

Your faith has made you well. Go in peace."

49 (Lk 7:6) While He was still speaking, someone from the synagogue

ruler's house came, saying to Jairus,

"Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher."

50 (Mk 5:36) But when Jesus heard it, He answered him,

"Do not fear. Only believe, and she will be made well."

51 (Mk 14:33; Lk 9:28) When He came into the house, He permitted no one

to go in except Peter, John and James, and the father and mother of the girl.

52 (Lk 23:27; Jn 11:4) All wept and mourned for her. But He said,

"Do not weep. She is not dead but sleeping."

53 They laughed at Him, knowing that she was dead.

54 (Mk 1:31; Jn 11:43) But He put them all outside and took her by the hand

and called, saying, "Little girl, arise."

55 (Jn 11:44) Her spirit returned, and she arose immediately.

And He told them to give her food.

56 (Mt 8:4) Her parents were astonished, but He commanded them to tell

no one what had happened.



2) Our Daily Bread for 12 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/12/the-greatest-teacher

Entitled The Greatest Teacher



Isaiah 40:12-14



12 (Pr 30:4; Heb 1:10-12) Who has measured the waters

in the hollow of His hand,

and meted out heaven with the span,

and calculated the dust of the earth by the measure,

and weighed the mountains in scales,

and the hills in a balance?

13 (Ro 11:34; 1Co 2:16 ) Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,

or as His counselor has taught Him?

14 (Col 2:3; Job 21:22) With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him,

and taught Him in the path of justice,

and taught Him knowledge,

and showed to Him the way of understanding?



"I don't get it!" My daughter slapped her pencil down on the desk.

She was working on a math assignment, and I’d just begun my "job"

as a homeschooling mom/teacher. We were in trouble. I couldn't recall

what I-d learned thirty-five years ago about changing decimals

into fractions. I couldn't teach her something I didn't already know,

so we watched an online teacher explain the skill.



As human beings, we'll struggle at times with things we don't know

or understand. But not God; He's the all-knowing One - the omniscient One.

Isaiah wrote, “Who can . . . instruct the Lord as his counselor?

Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way?

Who was it that taught him knowledge,

or showed him the path of understanding?"

(Isaiah 40:13-14). The answer? No one!



Humans have intelligence because God created us in His own image.

Still, our intelligence is just an inkling of His. Our knowledge is limited,

but God knows everything from eternity past to eternity future (Psalm 147:5).

Our knowledge is increasing today with the aid of technology, but we still

get things wrong. Jesus, however, knows all things "immediately,

simultaneously, exhaustively and truly," as one theologian put it.



No matter how much humans advance in knowledge, we'll never surpass

Christ's all-knowing status. We’ll always need Him to bless our understanding

and to teach us what's good and true.



By: Jennifer Benson Schuldt



Reflect & Pray



In what types of situations are you thankful for God's omniscience?

How does knowing that Jesus understands everything encourage you?



Jesus, I praise You as the One who knows everything.

Teach me what You want me to learn,

and help me to love You with all my mind.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 4 - The Blessings of Grace Day 3 - From Darkness to Light



Col 1:13-14



13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and has transferred us

into the kingdom of His dear Son,

14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.



Most of us have no real concept of darkness. We live in a world illuminated

not only by sun, moon and start, bit by streetlights and electric lamps and,

when the power goes off, flashlights and candles. We resist the darkness

For the sighted, being in absolute darkness is a frightening experience.

The dark blots out everything; we can see nothing, not even our own bodies,

and we may become disoriented. The dark seems to press in upon us,

with an almost physical weight that oppresses.

Spiritual darkness is like that. Spiritual darkness,

the absence of light in Christ, is oppressive, weighing us down,

distorting our perceptions of realty.

We cannot judge clearly, for we cannot see at all.

Yet God breaks into our darkness, bringing his light - Jesus Christ,

The Light of the World. When the awareness of Christ invades our lives,

our eyes are opened and we can see for the first time. We see our sin,

God's grace, and the Way he has provided for escape from the dark.

And as we continue to walk in his light, we see even more - the need

for changes in our lives, and God's power to work those changes.

Discernment and wisdom come through his light,

and we understand spiritual truths we could never see before.

Paul says that God has 'rescued' us from darkness and brought us

into the light. We cannot, on our own, accomplish this rescue,

but god through Christ's sacrifice brings it about in us.

He is the light who illuminates our darkness.



Application



a) Many different kinds of spiritual darkness invade our lives

and keep us blind to the truth - sin, lack of understanding,

resistance to the Holy Spirit. What kinds of spiritual darkness

have I experienced?



b) What changes took place in me when I first 'came into the light'?



c) What spiritual truths can I see now that I could not see

when I lived in darkness?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Proverbs 10:22



22 The blessing of the Lord makes rich ,and He adds no sorrow with it.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are Saddened by Loss



1 Cor 15:35-38,51-57



35 But someone will say, "How are the dead raised up?

With what body do they come?"

36 You fool! What you sow is not made alive unless it dies.

37 When you sow, you do not sow the body that shall be, but a bare kernel,

perhaps of wheat or of some other grain.

38 Then God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.



51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall

all be changed.

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet,

for the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised incorruptible,

and we shall be changed.

53 For tis corruptible will put on incorruption,

and this mortal will put on immortality.

54 When this corruptible will have put on incorruption,

and this mortal will have put on immortality,

then the saying that is written shall come to pass:

"Death is swallowed up in victory."

55 "O death, where is your sting?

O grave, where is your victory?"

56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.

57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through

our Lord Jesus Christ!



Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



12th Day of the Month



a) Pray that the Lord will put a desire in the hearts of those in business

to follow God's principles and act honourably and ethically



(Proverb 11:1



1 A false balance is abomination to the Lord,

but a just weight is His delight.



)



b) Pray the the Spirit of the Lord will restrain the spirit of

hatred and destruction against humanity acreoss the world.



Conclusion:





Pray to the Lord and pray to be a spiritual seed planter

and pray that the spiritual seed will lead someone to Christ and salvation.



Pray to the Lord "Jesus, I praise You as the One who knows everything.

Teach me what You want me to learn,

and help me to love You with all my mind."



Pray to the Lord and ask Him to practice to be in the light.



Pray to the Lord and thank Him for His Blessings.



Pray to the Lord and look up for you redemption draws near.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray that the Lord will put a desire in the hearts of those in business

to follow God's principles and act honourably and ethically



Pray the the Spirit of the Lord will restrain the spirit of

hatred and destruction against humanity acreoss the world.



Pray fot the encouragement and wisdom of Christian pastors in Cuba.



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 284 - 11 October 2021 reflections

Day 284, 11 October 2021



Luke 11



Teaching About Prayer



Mt 6:9-15; 7:7-11



1 (Lk 9:18) He was praying in a certain place, and when He ceased,

one of His disciples said to Him,

"Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples."

2 (Ecc 5:2) He said to them, "When you pray, say:

Our Father, who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

3 (Pr 30:8; Mt 6:34) Give us each day our daily bread.

4 (Mt 26:41; 18:35) And forgive us our sins,

for we also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil."

5 Then He said to them, "Which of you has a friend and shall go to him

at midnight and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves,

6 for a friend of mine on his journey has come to me,

and I have nothing to set before him';

7 and he will answer from within, 'Do not trouble me; the door is now shut,

and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give you anything'?

8 I say to you, though he will not rise and give him ­anything ­because

he is his friend, yet because of his ­persistence he will rise

and give him as much as he needs.

9 (Mt 21:22; Mk 11:24) "And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you;

seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him

who knocks it will be opened.

11 "If a son asks for bread from any of you who is a father,

will you give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will you give him

a serpent instead of a fish?

12 Or if he asks for an egg, will you offer him a scorpion?

13 (Mt 7:11; Ge 8:21) If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts

to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give

the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?"



Jesus and Beelzebub

Mt 12:22-30; Mk 3:20-27



14 He was casting out a demon, and it was mute. When the demon had gone out,

the mute man spoke, and the crowd marveled.

15 (Mt 9:34) But some of them said, "He casts out demons through Beelzebub,

the ruler of the demons."

16 Others, testing Him, asked Him for a sign from heaven.

17 (Mt 9:4) But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them,

"Every kingdom divided against itself is made desolate.

And a house divided against itself falls.

18 If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand?

For you say that I cast out demons through Beelzebub.

19 Now if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out?

Therefore they will be your judges.

20 (Ex 8:19) But if I cast out demons with the finger of God,

no doubt the kingdom of God has come upon you.

21 "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace,

his goods are peacefully kept.

22 (Isa 49:24-25; 53:12) But when a stronger man than he attacks

and overpowers him, he seizes all the armor in which the man trusted

and divides his spoils.

23 (Mt 12:30; Lk 9:50) "He who is not with Me is against Me,

and he who does not gather with Me scatters.



The Return of the Unclean Spirit

Mt 12:43-45



24 (Mt 12:43-45; Ps 63:1) "When an unclean spirit goes out of a man,

it goes through dry places seeking rest. Finding none, it says,

'I will return to my house, from which I came.'

25 When it comes, it finds it swept and furnished.

26 (Jn 5:14; 2Pe 2:20-22) Then it goes and brings seven other spirits

more wicked than itself, and they enter and dwell there.

And the last state of that man is worse than the first."



True Blessedness



27 (Lk 1:48) As He spoke these things, a woman from the crowd raised

her voice and said to Him,

"Blessed is the woman who gave You birth and nursed You."

28 (Lk 8:21) But He said, "Indeed, blessed are those who hear the word of God

and keep it."



The Demand for a Sign

Mt 12:38-42; Mk 8:12



29 (Mk 8:11-12; Lk 11:16) When the crowds pressed upon Him, He began to say,

"This is an evil generation. It looks for a sign, but no sign will be given it

except the sign of Jonah the prophet.

30 (Jnh 1:17) For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites,

so will the Son of Man be to this generation.

31 (2Ch 9:1; Jer 3:11) The Queen of the South will rise up in the judgment

with the men of this generation and condemn them,

for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon.

And now one greater than Solomon is here.

32 The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation

and will condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah.

And now one greater than Jonah is here.



The Light of the Body

Mt 5:15; 6:22-23



33 "No one, when he has lit a candle, puts it in a secret place

or under a basket, but on a candlestick,

that those who come in may see the light.

34 (Mt 6:22-23) The eye is the lamp of the body. Therefore when your eye

is good, your whole body also is full of light.

But when your eye is bad, your body also is full of darkness.

35 Take heed therefore lest the light which is in you is darkness.

36 If your whole body, then, is full of light, no part being dark,

the whole body will be full of light,

as when the shining candle gives you light."



The Denouncing of the Pharisees and Lawyers

Mt 23:1-36; Mk 12:38-40; Lk 20:45-47



37 (Lk 7:36; 14:1) As He spoke, a Pharisee asked Him to dine with him.

So He went in and sat down to eat.

38 When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He had not first washed

before dinner.

39 Then the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup

and the dish. But inside you are full of extortion and wickedness.

40 (Lk 12:20; 1Co 15:36) You fools! Did not he who made the outside

make the inside also?

41 (Lk 12:33; 16:9) But give alms from what is within.

And then all things are clean to you.

42 (Mt 23:23; Lk 18:12; Mic 6:8) "Woe to you, Pharisees! For you tithe mint

and rue and every herb and pass over justice and the love of God.

These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.

43 (Lk 20:46; Mk 12:38-39) "Woe to you, Pharisees! For you love the prominent

seats in the synagogues and greetings in the marketplaces.

44 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like unseen

graves, and the men who walk over them are not aware of them."

45 One of the lawyers answered, "Teacher, by saying these things

You insult us also."

46 He said, "Woe to you also, you lawyers! For you load men with burdens

difficult to carry, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens

with one of your fingers.

47 (Mt 23:29-33) "Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets,

and your fathers killed them.

48 So you are witnesses and entirely approve the deeds of your fathers,

because they killed them, and you build their tombs.

49 (1Co 1:30; Col 2:3) Therefore also the wisdom of God said,

'I will send them prophets and apostles,

and some of them they will kill and persecute,'

50 that the blood of all the prophets, shed since the beginning of the world,

may be required from this generation,

51 (Mt 23:35; Heb 11:4) from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah,

who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary.

Yes, I tell you, it shall be required from this generation.

52 (Mt 23:13; Mal 2:7) "Woe to you, lawyers! For you have taken away

the key of knowledge. You did not enter yourselves, and you hindered

those who were entering."

53 As He said these things to them, the scribes and the Pharisees

began to incite Him vehemently

and angrily draw Him out concerning many things,

54 (Mk 12:13; Mt 22:15) lying in wait for Him and seeking to catch

something out of His mouth, that they might accuse Him.



2) Our Daily Bread for 11 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/11/at-the-kings-table

At the King's Table



2 Samuel 9:6-13



6 (1Sa 25:23; 2Sa 16:4) Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan the son of Saul

came to David and fell upon his face and bowed down. Then David said,

"Mephibosheth," and he responded, "I am your servant."

7 (2Sa 9:1; 19:28) David said to him, "Do not be afraid, for I will certainly

show you kindness on account of Jonathan, your father.

I will return to you every field of Saul, your father,

and you will eat at my table perpetually."

8 (2Sa 16:9) He bowed low and said, "What is your servant that you should

be concerned for a dead dog like me?"

9 (2Sa 16:4; 19:29) The king summoned Ziba the servant of Saul, and he said

to him, "All that belonged to Saul and to all his house, I have given

to the son of your master.

10 (2Sa 9:7; 19:28) You will work the ground for him-you, your sons,

and your servants. You will bring in the produce so that the son of

your master will have food to eat; but Mephibosheth,

the son of your master, will always eat at my table."

Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants.

11 (2Sa 16:1-4; 19:26) Ziba said to the king, "Everything that my lord

the king has commanded his servant, your servant will do."

So Mephibosheth ate at the table of David like one of the sons of the king.

12 Now Mephibosheth had a young son whose name was Mika,

and all who dwelled in the house of Ziba were servants to Mephibosheth.

13 (2Sa 9:7) So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he ate continually

at the table of the king. Now he was lame in both of his feet.



"He'll live," the vet announced, "but his leg will have to be amputated."

The stray mongrel my friend had brought in had been run over by a car.

"Are you the owner?" There would be a hefty surgery bill,

and the puppy would need care as it recovered. "I am now," my friend replied.

Her kindness has given that dog a future in a loving home.



Mephibosheth saw himself as a "dead dog," unworthy of favour (2 Samuel 9:8).

Being lame in both feet due to an accident, he was dependent on others

to protect and provide for him (see 4:4). Furthermore, after the death

of his grandfather, King Saul, he probably feared that David, the new king,

would order all enemies and rivals to the throne killed,

as was the common practice of the time.



Yet, out of love for his friend Jonathan, David ensured

that Jonathan's son Mephibosheth would always be safe

and cared for as his own son (9:7). In the same way, we who were

once God's enemies, marked for death, have been saved by Jesus

and given a place with Him in heaven forever. That's what it means to eat

at the banquet in the kingdom of God that Luke

describes in his gospel (Luke 14:15).

Here we are-the sons and daughters of a King! What extravagant,

undeserved kindness we've received! Let's draw near to God

in gratitude and joy.



By: Karen Kwek



Reflect & Pray



When are you likely to forget that God protects and cares for you?

How could 2 Samuel 9:6-13 encourage you during such times?



Dear Jesus, thank You for saving me and giving me

a place at Your table forever. Remind me that I'm Your dear child,

and help me to always praise and trust You.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 4 - The Blessings of Grace Day 2 - Alienation and Reconciliation



Col 1:21-22



21 (Eph 2:12) And you, who were formerly alienated

and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled

22 (Ro 7:4; Eph 5:27) in the body of His flesh through death,

to present you holy and blameless and above reproach in His sight,



Some 50 years ago, Orson Welles's radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds

threw the nation into panic; people on the East Coast ran for their lives,

expecting at any moment to be destroyed by alien invaders from outer space.

Today, of course, we are more sophisticated about such matters.

Television and movies have educated us about alien life forms.

Star Wars and Star Trek have taught us that their appearance can be much

different than ours. Sometimes they are unable to exist in our atmosphere

with artificial life-support systems; their physical makeup is often

incompatible with our environment.

God says that we, apart from Christ, are as incompatible with his kingdom

as the 'aliens' of movies are with Earth's environment.

We are at war with God, a true "war of the worlds" that staggers

the imagination.

Yet God has 'reconciled' us to his world. He has made us fit,

made us able to exist in his kingdom. He has made us part of

his world through Christ's death and resurrection.

Now, through Christ, we are 'holy' and 'without blemish' in God's sight.

And that transformation, ironically, make us 'alien' in the world around us.

No longer do we fit in a world of selfishness and greed, a world where Self

is god and everyone does what is right in his own heart.

We belong, instead, in the kingdom of God's righteousness.



Application



a) In what ways am I an 'alien' in this world?



b) How have I been an 'alien' to God's kingdom?



c) How can today's verses help me deal with my sense of 'not fitting'?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Ps 37:25-26



25 I have been young, and now am old;

yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken,

nor their offspring begging bread.

26 The righteous are gracious and lend,

and their offspring are a source of blessing.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are ill or injured



Matthew 8:14-17



The Healing of Many People



Mk 1:29-34; Lk 4:38-41



14 When Jesus entered Peter's house, He saw his wife's mother,

lying sick with a fever.

15 He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she rose and served them.

16 When the evening came, they brought to Him many

who were possessed with demons.

And He cast out the spirits with His word, and healed all who were sick,

17 to fulfill what was spoken by Isaiah the prophet,

"He Himself took our infirmities

and bore our sicknesses."





Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



11th Day of the Month



a) Pray for God's name to be glorified in you life, home, neighbourhood,

city or community, and in Canada.



(



Ps 86:12



12 I will give You thanks, O Lord my God, with all my heart,

and I will glorify Your name forever.



John 12:28



28 "Father, glorify Your name."

Then a voice came from heaven, saying,

"I have glorified it, and will glorify it again."



)



b) Pray for the province of New Brunswick



I) Pray for the leaders of New Brunswick,

that God's Spirit would influence then to act justly,

serve with integrity and honour high moral standards.



( 1 Tim 2:1 - 4



1 Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone,

2 (Ezr 6:10) for kings and for all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty,

3 (1Ti 1:1; Lk 1:47) for this is good and acceptable in

the sight of God our Savior,

4 (Eze 18:23; 18:32) who desires all men to be saved

and to come to the knowledge of the truth.



II) Pray for the churches of the province,

that they would be lighthouses beaming forth

the illuminating truth of God's Word.



III) Pray that the Lord would use the Finding the Hope Campaign

and booklet to turn many hearts to Jesus



Conclusion:





Pray to the Lord and pray to be in His light and be His Light.



Pray to the Lord "Dear Jesus, thank You for saving me and giving me

a place at Your table forever. Remind me that I'm Your dear child,

and help me to always praise and trust You."



Pray to the Lord and thank Him for grace and mercy to enter into the Kingdom.



Pray to the Lord and pray to be righteous in the eyes of the Lord.



Pray to the Lord and for those who are sick for He is healer.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray for God's name to be glorified in you life, home, neighbourhood,

city or community, and in Canada.



Pray for Bible distributions to persecuted Christians among the

Tzeltal people in Chiapas in Mexico



Pray that God will restore Columbians widows and orphans

physically and mentally.



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 283 - 10 October 2021 reflections

Day 283, 10 October 2021



Happy Thanksgiving



at https://www.calvarycommunity.ca/ we addressed

Focus - key to an effective life



Establish goals and vision



1 Cor 9:26



26 So, therefore, I run, not with uncertainty.

So I fight, not as one who beats the air.



1 Tim 5:8



8 (Titus 1:16; Gal 6:10) But if any do not care for their own,

and especially for those of their own house, they have denied

the faith and are worse than unbelievers.



Hebrews 12:1-2



1 Therefore, since we are encompassed with such a great cloud of witnesses,

let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily entangles us,

and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

2 (Heb 1:3; Lk 24:26) Let us look to Jesus, the author and finisher

of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,

despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.



Rev 3:20



Listen! I stand at the door and knock.

If anyone hears My voice and opens the door,

I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.



1 Thess 5:16-18



16 (Php 4:4) Rejoice always.

17 (Eph 6:18; Lk 18:1) Pray without ceasing.

18 (Eph 5:20; Heb 13:15) In everything give thanks,

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.





Matthew 11



1 (Mt 9:35) When Jesus finished instructing His twelve disciples,

He departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.



The Messengers From John the Baptist

Lk 7:18-35



2 (Mt 14:3; 4:12) Now when John had heard in prison the works of Christ,

he sent two of his disciples,

3 (Heb 10:37; Jn 11:27) and said to Him, "Are You He who should come,

or should we look for another?"

4 Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see:

5 (Lk 4:18; Isa 35:4-6; Mt 5:3) The blind receive their sight

and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear,

the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

[Taken from Isa 35:5-6; 61:1.]

6 (Isa 8:14-15; Mt 24:10) Blessed is he who does not fall away because of Me."

7 (Eph 4:14; Jas 1:6) As they departed, Jesus began to say to the crowds

concerning John, "What did you go out into the wilderness to see?

A reed shaken by the wind? 8If not, what did you go out to see?

A man dressed in soft clothing? Indeed,

those who wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

9 (Lk 1:76; Mt 14:5) Then what did you go out to see? A prophet?

Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

10 (Mal 3:1; Mk 1:2) For this is he of whom it is written:

'Look, I am sending My messenger before Your face,

who will prepare Your way before You.'[Mal 3:1.]

11 Truly I say to you, among those who are born of women,

there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist.

But he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

12 (Lk 16:16) From the days of John the Baptist until now,

the kingdom of heaven has forcefully advanced,

and the strong take it by force.

13 For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.

14 (Mal 4:5; Mt 17:10-13) And if you are willing to receive it,

he is Elijah, who is to come.

15 (Mt 13:9; 13:43) He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

16 "But to what shall I liken this generation? It is like children

sitting in the markets, calling to their friends,

17 saying:

'We played the flute for you,

and you did not dance;

we sang a dirge to you,

and you did not mourn.'

18 (Mt 3:4; Lk 1:15) For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say,

'He has a demon.'

19 (Mt 9:10-11; Lk 5:29-30) The Son of Man came eating and drinking,

and they say, 'Here is a gluttonous man, a drunkard, a friend of

tax collectors and sinners.' But wisdom is justified by her children."



Unrepentant Cities

Lk 10:13-15



20 (Ps 81:11–13; Isa 1:2-5) Then He began to reprimand the cities

where most of His mighty works were done, because they did not repent:

21 (Mt 15:21; Mk 6:45) "Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida!

For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done

in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

22 (Mt 10:15; 11:24) But I say to you, it will be more tolerable

for Tyre and Sidon on the Day of Judgment than for you.

23 (Isa 14:13-15; Mt 4:13) And you, Capernaum, who is exalted toward heaven,

will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works which have been done

in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

24 (Mt 10:15; 11:22) But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable

for the land of Sodom on the Day of Judgment than for you."



Come to Me and Rest

Lk 10:21-22



25 (Ps 8:2; Jn 11:41) At that time Jesus said, "I thank You, O Father,

Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things

from the wise and prudent and revealed them to infants.

26 Even so, Father, for it seemed good in Your sight.

27 (Jn 10:15; Mt 28:18; Jn 1:18) "All things are delivered to Me

by My Father, and no one knows the Son, except the Father.

And no one knows the Father, except the Son

and he to whom the Son will reveal Him.

28 (Jn 7:37; 6:37) "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened,

and I will give you rest.

29 (Jer 6:16; Jn 13:15) Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me.

For I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

[Jer 6:16. ]

30 (1Jn 5:3) For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”





2) Our Daily Bread for 10 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/10/for-others-sake-2

Entitled For Others' Sake



Romans 14:13-21



Do Not Make Your Brother Stumble



13 (Mt 7:1) Therefore let us no longer pass judgment on one another,

but rather determine not to put a stumbling block or an obstacle

in a brother's way.

14 (1Co 8:7; Ro 14:2) I know and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus

that nothing is unclean in itself, but to him who considers

anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean.

15 (Eph 5:2) If your brother is grieved because of your food,

you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food one

for whom Christ died.

16 (Ro 12:17; 1Co 10:29-30) So do not let what is good to you be spoken

of as evil.

17 (Ro 15:13; 1Co 8:8; Gal 5:22) For the kingdom of God does not mean

eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

18 (2Co 8:21; Ro 16:18) For he who serves Christ in these things

is acceptable to God and approved by men.

19 (Ps 34:14; Ro 15:2) Therefore let us pursue the things which produce peace

and the things that build up one another.

20 (Ro 14:14-15; Ac 10:15) Do not destroy the work of God for the sake

of food. All things indeed are clean, but it is evil for the man

who causes someone to fall by what he eats.

21 (1Co 8:13) It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine, nor do anything

whereby your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak.



During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Singaporeans stayed home to avoid being

infected. But I blissfully continued swimming, believing it was safe.



My wife, however, feared that I might pick up an infection at the public pool

and pass it on to her aged mother-who, like other seniors,

was more vulnerable to the virus.

"Can you just avoid swimming for some time, for my sake?" she asked.



At first, I wanted to argue that there was little risk.

Then I realised that this mattered less than her feelings.

Why would I insist on swimming-hardly an essential thing-

when it made her worry unnecessarily?



In Romans 14, Paul addressed issues like whether believers in Christ

should eat certain foods or celebrate certain festivals.

He was concerned that some people were imposing their views on others.



Paul reminded the church in Rome, and us, that believers in Jesus may

view situations differently. We also have diverse backgrounds that colour

our attitudes and practices. He wrote, "Let us stop passing judgment

on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block

or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister" (v. 13).



God's grace gives us great freedom even as it helps us express His love

to fellow believers. We can use that freedom to put the spiritual needs

of others above our own convictions about rules and practices

that don't contradict the essential truths found in the gospel (v. 20).



By: Leslie Koh



Reflect & Pray



What are some of the rules and practices you keep

as a believer in Christ? How might they affect other believers

who think differently?



Jesus, give me the grace to give way on things

that don't contradict the gospel truth

and the love to put the feelings of others above my own.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 4 - The Blessings of Grace Day 1 - The Joy of Confessing Christ



Romans 10:9-10



9 (Lk 12:8; Php 2:11)that if you confess with your mouth

Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from

the dead, you will be saved,

10 for with the heart one believes unto righteousness,

and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation



Teena, a college freshman, has just committed her life to Christ,

but she was apprehensive about telling anyone - until Bill appeared

on the scene. He plunked his coffee cup down on the table and smiled.

"I heard something exciting happened to you yesterday, Teena"

"Yeah", Teena paused and looked around, as if seeking an escape route.

"I , uh, well, I did it"

"Did what?"

"Well, I, ah, gave my life to God."

"That's wonderful!" Bill exclaimed.

He was still talking with Teena and encouraging he in her decision

when Maria walked by.

"Maria!" Bill called. "Teena wants to tell you something!"

Teena gasped , open-mouthed, then stammered,

" I - I committed my life to Christ."

Maria , similarly enthuasiatic, encouraged Teena in her commitment,

and within half an hour Teena was stopping her friends to tell them,

"Guess what? I've become a Christian! I belng to Jesus now!"

Teena had already surrendered her heart to Christ.

But when she confessed her decision aloud to others,

the truth of that transformation was confirmed by her.

Many of us have been raised to believe that 'faith is a private matter',

not to be discussed in polite company. Yet Paul makes clear the connection

between heart commitment and verbal confession. Just as my love for family

and friends deepens as I tell them I love them, so a person's love

for Christ is confirmed and stabilised by speaking of that commitment to others.



Application



a) Have I been reluctant to tell others of my faith in Christ? Why?



b) What happens within me when I do tell others of my love for the Lord?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Is 55:11



11 (Isa 45:23; 46:10) so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;

it shall not return to Me void,

but it shall accomplish that which I please,

and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are ill or injured



James 5:13-16



13 (Ps 50:15; Eph 5:19) Is anyone among you suffering?

Let him pray. Is anyone merry? Let him sing psalms.

14 (Mk 6:13; 16:18; Ac 14:23) Is anyone sick among you?

Let him call for the elders of the church,

and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil

in the name of the Lord.

15 (Isa 33:24; Jas 1:6) And the prayer of faith will save

the sick, and the Lord will raise him up.

And if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.

16 (Ge 20:17; 18:23-32) Confess your faults to one another

and pray for one another, that you may be healed.

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much.



Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



10th Day of the Month



a) Pray for Canadians from Coast to Coast to Coast, that the reality of

Jesus's sacrifice and love will touch them personally.



(



John 3:16

16 (Ro 5:8; 1Jn 4:9-10; Jn 1:18)

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,

that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life."



)



b) Pray for students, that the Lord will grant them protection of body,

soul, mind and spirit and fill them with godly desires and true hope.





Conclusion:



Pray to open the door of your heart and let the Lord enter in.



Pray to the Lord and pray to Him who can give you rest and renewal.



Pray to the Lord "Jesus, give me the grace to give way on things

that don't contradict the gospel truth

and the love to put the feelings of others above my own."



Pray to the Lord and confess Him as Lord and Saviour.



Pray to the Lord and pray that His will be accomplished in your life.



Pray to the Lord and for those who are sick.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray for your country, that the reality of

Jesus's sacrifice and love will touch them personally.



Pray for students, that the Lord will grant them protection of body,

soul, mind and spirit and fill them with godly desires and true hope.



Pray that God will restore Columbians widows and orphans

physically and mentally.



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 282 - 9 October 2021 reflections

Day 282, 9 October 2021



Matthew 9 ; Luke 7



Matthew 9



The Healing of a Paralytic



Mk 2:1-12; Lk 5:17-26



1 (Mt 4:13; Mk 5:21) He entered a boat, crossed over,

and came into His own city.

2 (Mt 9:22; 4:24; 8:10) They brought to Him a man sick with paralysis,

lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the paralytic,

"Son, be of good cheer. Your sins are forgiven you."

3 (Mt 26:65) Then certain scribes said within themselves,

"This Man blasphemes."

4 (Mt 12:25; Lk 6:8) Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, "Why do you

think evil in your hearts?

5 For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are

forgiven you' or to say, 'Arise and walk'?

6 But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth

to forgive sins"—then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, pick up your bed,

and go into your house."

7 And he rose and departed to his house.

8 (Mt 15:31; Lk 7:16; 17:15) But when the crowds saw it,

they were amazed and glorified God who had given such authority to men.



The Calling of Matthew

Mk 2:13-17; Lk 5:27-32



9 As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting

at the tax collector's station. And He said to him, "Follow Me."

And he rose and followed Him.

10 While Jesus sat at supper in the house, many tax collectors

and sinners came and sat down with Him and His disciples.

11 (Mt 11:19; Lk 5:30) When the Pharisees saw it, they said to His disciples,

"Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"

12 (Mk 2:17; Lk 5:31) But when Jesus heard that, He said to them,

"Those who are well do not need a physician, but those who are sick.

13 (Hos 6:6; Mt 12:7) But go and learn what this means,

'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.'Hos 6:6.

For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."



The Question About Fasting

Mk 2:18-22; Lk 5:33-39



14 (Mt 11:2; Jn 3:25) Then the disciples of John came to Him, asking,

"Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but Your disciples do not fast?"

15 (Jn 3:29; Ac 14:23) Jesus answered, "Can the guests of the bridegroom

mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come

when the bridegroom will be taken from them, and then they will fast.

16 "No one sews a piece of new cloth into an old garment, for that

which is sewn in to fill it up pulls on the garment,

and the tear is made worse.

17 (Jos 9:4) Neither do men put new wine into old wineskins.

Or else the wineskins burst, the wine runs out, and the wineskins perish.

But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved."



The Ruler's Daughter and a Woman Healed

Mk 5:21-43; Lk 8:40-56



18 (Mt 8:2; Mk 5:22-43) While He was speaking these things to them,

a certain ruler came and worshipped Him, saying,

"My daughter is even now dead. But come and lay Your hand on her,

and she will live."

19 Jesus rose and followed him, and so did His disciples.

20 (Mt 14:36; Dt 22:12T) hen a woman, who was ill with a flow of blood

for twelve years, came behind Him and touched the hem of His garment.

21 For she said within herself, "If I may just touch His garment,

I shall be healed."

22 (Lk 7:50; Mt 9:2; Mk 10:52) But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her,

He said, "Daughter, be of good comfort. Your faith has made you well."

And the woman was made well instantly.

23 (2Ch 35:25) When Jesus came to the ruler's house and saw the musicians

and the mourners making a noise,

24 (Ac 20:10; Jn 11:4) He said to them, "Depart. The girl is not dead,

but is sleeping." And they laughed Him to scorn.

25 (Mk 9:27; Ac 9:40-41) But when the people were put outside,

He went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose.

26 (Mt 4:24; Mk 1:45) The news of this went out into all that land.



The Healing of Two Blind Men



27 (Mt 15:22; 20:30-31) As Jesus departed from there, two blind men

followed Him, crying out and saying, "Son of David, have mercy on us!"

28 When He entered the house, the blind men came to Him.

And Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I am able to do this?"

They said to Him, "Yes, Lord."

29 (Mt 8:13) Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith,

let it be done for you."

30 (Mt 8:4) And their eyes were opened, and Jesus strictly commanded them,

saying, "See that no one knows of it."

31 (Mk 7:36) But when they had departed,

they spread His fame in all that region.



The Healing of a Mute Man



32 (Mt 4:24; 12:22-24) As they went out, they brought to Him a mute man

possessed with a demon. 33And when the demon was cast out, the mute man

spoke, and the crowds were amazed,

saying, "This has never been seen in Israel."

34 (Lk 11:15; Mk 3:22) But the Pharisees said,

"He casts out demons through the ruler of the demons."



The Compassion of Jesus



35 (Mt 4:23-24) Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages,

teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom,

and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

36 (Mk 6:34; Nu 27:17; Mt 14:14) But when He saw the crowds,

He was moved with compassion for them, because they fainted

and were scattered, like sheep without a shepherd.

37 (Lk 10:2) Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful,

but the laborers are few.

38 (2Th 3:1) Therefore, pray to the Lord of the harvest,

that He will send out laborers into His harvest."



Luke 7



The Healing of a Centurion's Servant

Mt 8:5-13; Jn 4:43-54



1 (Mt 8:5-13) When He had completed all His words in the hearing

of the people, He entered Capernaum.

2 Now a centurion's Gk. 2 lepta. A lepton, meaning "small" or "thin,"

is a fraction of a penny and about 1/128 of a denarius, which was

a day's wage. A Jewish bronze or copper coin, it was the smallest coin

circulated. servant, who was dear to him, was sick and ready to die.

3 (Mt 8:5) When he heard of Jesus, he sent the elders of the Jews to Him,

asking Him to come and heal his servant.

4 When they came to Jesus, they asked Him earnestly, saying,

"You should do this for him for he is worthy,

5 for he loves our nation, and he has built us a synagogue."

6 (Lk 8:49) So Jesus went with them.

When He was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends

to Him, saying, "Lord, do not trouble Yoself, for I am not worthy to have You come under my roof.

7 (Ps 107:20) Likewise, I did not think myself worthy to come to You.

But say the word, and my servant will be healed.

8 For I myself am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me.

I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes, and to another, 'Come,' and he comes

and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it."

9 (Mt 8:10) When Jesus heard these words, He marveled at him,

and turned and said to the people who followed Him,

"I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel."

10 Then those who were sent, returning to the house,

found the servant well who had been sick.



The Raising of the Widow's Sonur



11 The following day He went into a city called Nain,

and many of His disciples and a large crowd went with Him.

12Lk 8:42When He came near the gate of the city, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. 13Lk 8:52; Heb 4:15When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

14 Then He came and touched the coffin, and those who carried it stood still.

He said, “"oung man, I say to you, arise.”

15 He who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He gave him to his mother.

16 (Mt 9:8; Lk 7:3) 9Fear came on everyone. And they glorified God, saying,

"A great prophet has risen up among us!" and "God has visited His people!"

17 This rumor of Him went throughout all Judea and the surrounding region.



The Messengers From John the Baptist



Mt 11:2-19

18 The disciples of John told him of all these things.

19 (Lk 10:1; Jn 4:25) John, calling for two of his disciples, sent them

to Jesus, saying,

"Are You the One who is coming, or shall we look for another?"

20 When the men had come to Him, they said, "John the Baptist has sent us

to You, saying, 'Are You the One who is coming, or shall we look for another?' "

21 (Mk 3:10) In that same hour He cured many of their infirmities

and afflictions and evil spirits. And to many who were blind He gave sight.

22 (Lk 4:18; Isa 35:5-6) So Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what

you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers

are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised,

and the gospel is preached to the poor.

23 (Isa 8:14-15) Blessed is he who does not fall away on account of Me."

24 (Lk 1:80; 3:2) When the messengers of John had departed,

He began to speak to the crowd concerning John:

"What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?

25 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes?

Now those who are splendidly clothed

and live luxuriously are in royal palaces.

26 (Lk 1:76; 20:6) What then did you go out to see? A prophet?

Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

27 (Mal 3:1; Mk 1:2) This is he of whom it is written:

'Look, I am sending My messenger before Your face,

who shall prepare Your way before You.'(Dt 6:5.)

28 I say to you, among those who are born of women there is no greater

prophet than John the Baptist. Yet he who is least in the kingdom of God

is greater than he."

29 (Lk 3:12; 7:35) All the people who heard Him,

including the tax collectors, justified God, having been baptized

with the baptism of John.

30 (Mt 22:35) But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God

for themselves, not having been baptized by John.

31 Then the Lord said, "To what then shall I compare the men

of this generation, and what are they like?

32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace, calling to each other,

saying:

'We played the flute for you,

and you did not dance;

we mourned to you,

and you did not weep.'

33 (Lk 1:15; Mt 3:4) For John the Baptist came neither eating bread

nor drinking wine. But you say, 'He has a demon.'

34 (Lk 15:2; Mt 9:11) The Son of Man has come eating and drinking.

But you say, 'Look, a glutton and a drunkard,

a friend of tax collectors and sinners!'

35 (Pr 8:32-36; Lk 7:29) But wisdom is justified by all her children."



A Sinful Woman Forgiven



36 (Lk 11:37; 14:1) One of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him.

So He went to the Pharisee's house and sat down for supper.

37 There, a woman of the city who was a sinner, when she learned

that Jesus was sitting for supper in the Pharisee's house,

brought an alabaster jar of ointment,

38 and stood behind Him at His feet, weeping, and began to wash

His feet with tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head,

and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

39 (Lk 7:16; 15:2) Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw it,

he said to himself, "If this Man were a prophet, He would have known who

and what kind of woman she is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner."

40 Jesus answered him, "Simon, I have something to say to you."

He said, "Teacher, say it."

41 (Mt 18:28) "A creditor had two debtors.

The one owed five hundred denarii, [Gk. denarius, a coin worth

about a day's wage.] and the other fifty.

42 When they had no money to pay, he freely forgave them both.

Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?"

43 Simon answered, "I suppose he whom he forgave more."

He said to him, "You have judged rightly."

44 (1Ti 5:10; Ge 19:2) Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon,

"Do you see this woman? I entered your house. You gave Me no water

for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears

and wiped them with the hair of her head.

45 (2Sa 15:5; 19:39) You gave Me no kiss, but this woman, since the time

I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.

46 (Ps 23:5; Ecc 9:8) You did not anoint My head with oil,

but this woman has anointed My feet with ointment.

47 (1Jn 4:19) Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven,

for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little loves little."

48 (Mt 9:2; Mk 2:5) Then He said to her, "Your sins are forgiven."

49 Those who sat at supper with Him began to say to themselves,

"Who is He who even forgives sins?"

50 (Mt 9:22; Mk 5:34) He said to the woman,

"Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."



2) Our Daily Bread for 9 October 2021

https://odb.org/us/2021/10/09/counted-among-the-wise

Entitled The Need for Wisdom



Exodus 18:17-24



17 Moses' father-in-law said to him, "What you are doing is not good.

18 You will surely wear yourself out, both you,

and these people who are with you,

for this thing is too heavy for you.

You are not able to do it by yourself.

19 (Nu 27:5; Ex 3:12) Now listen to me, I will advise you,

and may God be with you:

You be a representative for the people to God

so that you may bring their disputes to God.

20 (Dt 1:18; Ps 143:8) And you shall teach them the statutes and laws

and shall show them the way in which they must walk and the work

that they must do.

21 (2Ch 19:5–10; Ac 6:3) Moreover, you shall choose out of all the people

capable men who fear God, men of truth, hating dishonest gain,

and place these men over them, to be rulers of thousands,

rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

22 (Nu 11:17; Ex 18:26) Let them judge the people at all times,

and let it be that every difficult matter they shall bring to you,

but every small matter they shall judge, so that it will be easier for you,

and they will bear the burden with you.

23 (Ex 18:18) If you shall do this thing and God commands you so,

then you will be able to endure,

and all these people also will go to their place in peace."

(And so start a justice system of elders)

24 So Moses listened to his father-in-law

and did everything that he had said.



Growing up without a dad, Rob felt he missed out on a lot of practical wisdom

that fathers often pass on to their children. Not wanting anyone

to lack important life skills, Rob made a series of practical

"Dad, How Do I?" videos demonstrating everything from how to put up a shelf

to how to change a tire. With his kind compassion and warm style,

Rob has become a YouTube sensation, amassing millions of subscribers.



Many of us long for the expertise of a parental figure to teach us valuable

skills as well as help us navigate difficult situations. Moses needed some wisdom

after he and the Israelites fled captivity in Egypt and were establishing

themselves as a nation. Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, saw the strain that

settling disputes among the people was having on Moses. So Jethro gave Moses

thoughtful advice on how to delegate responsibility in leadership

(Exodus 18:17-23).

Moses "listened to his father-in-law and did everything he said" (v. 24).



God knows we all need wisdom. Some may be blessed with godly parents

who offer wise advice, and some aren't. But God's wisdom is available

to all who ask (James 1:5). He's also provided wisdom throughout

the pages of Scripture, which reminds us that when we humbly

and sincerely listen to the wise,

we "will be counted among the wise" (Proverbs 19:20)

and have wisdom to share with others.



By: Lisa M. Samra



Reflect & Pray



In what ways have you benefited from sage advice?

Who might you come alongside?



Heavenly Father, help me to seek out

and listen to wise counsel

from the people You've put in my life.



3) Daily verses taken from Billy Graham Evangelical Organisation



Words in Season Scripture Memory Tools



Week 3 - Saved Now and forever Day 7 - The Great Exchange



2 Cor 5:21 - God made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us,

that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.



People were talking ; the gossip lines were busy day and night.

Andrea, a Bible study leader and pillar of the church, had been

accused of indiscretion with a married man, another member

of the congregation. The rumours were proven untrue,

but that hardly mattered anymore. The damage was done.

"It's just not far," Andrea said. " It was all so unnecessary.

And now, even though I've done nothing wrong, my relationship

with that church will never be the same again."

We all know what pain is caused by undeserved accusation,

rejection, and misunderstanding. Sometimes, when the smoke clears,

irreparable damage has been done, even when no sin has occurred.

We can understand the torment that comes when we've sinned,

but when we've done nothing wrong, the injustice seem unbearable.

Jesus knew what it was to suffer unjustly. He had never sinned at all,

yet he 'became sin' for us. He gave himself in an outrageous exchange:

he took our sin and gave us his righteousness.

Living in this exchange does not mean, of course, that we will be exempt

from pain, that we will never again suffer unjustly or be subject

to rejection. But in Christ, we are declared righteous before God,

just as Jesus himself is righteous. And as we submit

to the Holy Spirit's work in us, we become righteous ,

obeying him and growing in grace. Christ endured rejection

for us so that we might live in him.



Application



1. Have I ever suffered unjustly or been rejected by someone without cause?



2. How can this verse, coupled with my own expereience give me a greater

depth of appreciation of what Christ suffered for me?



4) From Prosperity Promises - Kenneth Copeland



Deut 29:9



9 (Dt 4:6; Jos 1:7)Therefore, keep the words of this covenant

and do them, so that you may prosper in all you do.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are ill or injured



Psalm 103:1-5



1 Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and all that is within me, bless His holy name.

2 (Ps 63:1; 84:2) Bless the Lord, O my soul,

and forget not all His benefits,

3 (Ps 79:10; 80:5) who forgives all your iniquities,

who heals all your diseases,

4 (Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8) who redeems your life from the pit,

who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,

5 (Ps 42:11; 43:5) who satisfies your mouth with good things,

so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.





Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



9th Day of the Month



a) Pray a prayer of thanksgiving throughout the day for God's unfailing

love, Mercy, compassion, faithfulness and provision.



(



Ps 100



A Psalm of thanksgiving.



1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth!

2 (Ps 63:1; 84:2) Serve the Lord with gladness;

come before His presence with singing.

3 (Ps 79:10; 80:5) Know that the Lord, He is God;

it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;

we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

4 (Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8) Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,

and into His courts with praise;

be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

5 (Ps 42:11; 43:5) For the Lord is good; His mercy endures forever,

and His faithfulness to all generations.



)



b) Pray that the Lord will lead the Church in finding ways to wiesly

and effectively respond to pressing social issues



(



1 Chr 12:32



32 (Est 1:13) From the sons of Issachar,

those having understanding of times

and what Israel should do: two hundred of their captains

with all their brothers at their command.



)



Conclusion:



Pray to the Lord and pray to Him who can forgive your sins.



Pray to the Lord "Heavenly Father, help me to seek out

and listen to wise counsel

from the people You've put in my life."



Pray to the Lord and pray thank Him for becoming sin on the cross.



Pray to the Lord and pray to pray to keep His Word in your heart.



Pray to the Lord and for He is redeemer.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Pray a prayer of thanksgiving throughout the day for God's unfailing

love, Mercy, compassion, faithfulness and provision.



Pray that the Lord will lead the Church in finding ways to wiesly

and effectively respond to pressing social issues



Pray for successful Bible distribution work in the country of Bhutan.



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.

Day 281 - 8 October 2021 reflections

Day 281, 8 October 2021



Matthew 5 - 7



Matthew 5



The Sermon on the Mount



(Mt 5–7)



1 (Mt 15:29; Mk 3:13) Now seeing the crowds, He went up on a mountain.

And when He sat down, His disciples came to Him.



The Beatitudes



Lk 6:20-23



2 (Mt 13:35; Ac 8:35) And He began speaking and taught them, saying:

3 (Isa 61:1; 66:2) "Blessed are the poor in spirit,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 (Isa 61:2-3; Rev 21:4) Blessed are those who mourn,

for they shall be comforted.

5 (Ps 37:11; Ro 4:13) Blessed are the meek,

for they shall inherit the earth.

6 (Jn 4:14; 6:48-58) Blessed are those who hunger

and thirst for righteousness,

for they shall be filled.

7 (2Sa 22:26; Pr 11:17) Blessed are the merciful,

for they shall obtain mercy.

8 (Ps 24:4; Heb 12:14) Blessed are the pure in heart,

for they shall see God.

9 (Mt 5:45; Lk 6:35) Blessed are the peacemakers,

for they shall be called the sons of God.

10 (Mt 5:3; Lk 6:22) Blessed are those who are persecuted

for righteousness' sake,

for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 (1Pe 4:14; Lk 6:22) "Blessed are you when men revile you,

and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.

12 (Lk 6:23; Ac 5:41; 1Th 2:15) Rejoice and be very glad, because great is

your reward in heaven, for in this manner they persecuted the prophets

who were before you.



Salt and Light



Mk 9:50; Lk 14:34-35



13 (Lev 2:13; Lk 14:34-35) "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how shall it be made salty? It is from then on good

for nothing but to be thrown out and to be trampled underfoot by men.

14 (Jn 8:12; Pr 4:18) "You are the light of the world.

A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 (Mk 4:21; Lk 8:16) Neither do men light a candle

and put it under a basket, but on a candlestick.

And it gives light to all who are in the house.

16 (1Pe 2:12; Mt 9:8; Jn 15:8) Let your light so shine before men

that they may see your good works and glorify your Father

who is in heaven.



Teaching About the Law



17 (Ro 3:31; Mt 7:12) "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law

or the Prophets. I have not come to abolish, but to fulfill.

18 (Lk 16:17) For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away,

not one dot or one mark will pass from the law until all be fulfilled.

19 (Mt 11:11) Whoever, therefore, breaks one of the least of these

commandments and teaches others to do likewise shall be called the least

in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever does and teaches them shall

be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 (Php 3:9; Heb 12:14) For I say to you that unless your righteousness

exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will in

no way enter the kingdom of heaven.



Teaching About Anger



21 (Ex 20:13; Dt 5:17) "You have heard that it was said by the ancients,

'You shall not murder,'(Ex 20:13; Dt 5:17.) and 'Whoever murders shall be

in danger of the judgment.'

22 (Mt 10:28; 26:59) But I say to you that whoever is angry

with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.

And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca,' shall be in danger of the Sanhedrin.

But whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be in danger of hell fire.

23 (Mt 8:4; 23:19) "Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar

and there remember that your brother has something against you,

24 (Mk 9:50; Ro 12:17-18) leave your gift there before the altar

and go on your way. First be reconciled to your brother,

and then come and offer your gift.

25 (Pr 25:8; Lk 12:58-59) “Reconcile with your adversary quickly,

while you are on the way with him, lest your adversary deliver you

to the judge, and the judge deliver you to the officer,

and you be thrown into prison.

26 (Mt 18:34; Lk 12:59) Truly I say to you, you will by no means

come out of there until you have paid the last penny. [Gk. kodrantes.]



Teaching About Adultery



27 (Ex 20:14; Dt 5:18) "You have heard that it was said by the ancients,

'You shall not commit adultery.' [Ex 20:14; Dt 5:18. 28Job 31:1; 2Sa 11:2]

But I say to you that whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has

committed adultery with her already in his heart.



[pornography, and strip clubs are part of an adultery industry]



29 [Mt 18:8-9; Mk 9:43-48] And if your right eye causes you to sin,

pluck it out and throw it away. For it is profitable that

one of your members should perish, and not that your whole body be

thrown into hell.

30 [Mt 5:29] And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off

and throw it away. For it is profitable for you that one of your members

should perish, and not that your whole body be thrown into hell.



Teaching About Divorce



Mt 19:9; Mk 10:11-12; Lk 16:18



31 (Jer 3:1; Mt 19:7) "It was said, 'Whoever divorces his wife,

let him give her a certificate of divorce.' [Dt 24:1, 3.]

32 (Lk 16:18; 1Co 7:10-11; Mt 5:28) But I say to you that whoever

divorces his wife,except for marital unfaithfulness,

causes her to commit adultery.

And whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.



Teaching About Oaths



33 (Lev 19:12; Dt 23:21) "Again, you have heard that it was said

by the ancients, 'You shall not swear falsely,

but shall fulfill your oaths to the Lord.'

(Lev 19:12; Nu 30:2; Dt 23:21.)

34 (Isa 66:1; Jas 5:12) But I say to you, do not swear at all:

neither by heaven, for it is God's throne;

35 (Ps 48:2) nor by the earth, for it is His footstool;

nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.

36 Nor shall you swear by your head,

because you cannot make one hair white or black.

37 (Jas 5:12; Mt 13:19) But let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,'

and 'No' mean 'No.' For whatever is more than these comes

from the evil one.



Teaching About Revenge



Lk 6:29-30



38 (Dt 19:21) "You have heard that it was said, 'An eye for an eye,

and a tooth for a tooth.' (Ex 21:24; Lev 24:20; Dt 19:21.)

39 (1Co 6:7; Isa 50:6) But I say to you, do not resist an evil person.

But whoever strikes you on your right cheek, turn to him the other as well.

40 And if anyone sues you in a court of law and takes away your tunic,

let him have your cloak also.

41 (Mt 27:32) And whoever compels you to go a mile,[Jnh 3:5.] go with him two.

42 (Ps 37:21; Pr 19:17) Give to him who asks you, and from him who would

borrow from you do not turn away.



Love for Enemies

Lk 6:27-28, 32-36



43 (Lev 19:18; Dt 23:6) "You have heard that it was said,

'You shall love your neighbor [Lev 19:18.] and hate your enemy.'

44 (Lk 23:34; Ac 7:60) But I say to you, love your enemies,

bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you,

and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

45 (Mt 5:9; Lk 6:35) that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.

For He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good

and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?

Do not even the tax collectors do the same?

47 (Mt 5:20) And if you greet your brothers only, what are you doing

more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so?

48 (Lev 19:2; Col 1:28) Therefore be perfect, even as your Father

who is in heaven is perfect.



Matthew 6



Teaching About Charitable Giving



1 (Mt 23:5; 6:16) "Be sure that you not do your charitable deeds before men

to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father

who is in heaven.

2 (Mt 6:5; 6:16; Jn 5:44) "Therefore, when you do your charitable deeds,

do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues

and in the streets, that they may be honored by men. Truly I say to you,

they have their reward.

3 But when you do your charitable deeds, do not let your left hand know

what your right hand is doing,

4 (Mt 6:6; 6:18) that your charitable deeds may be in secret.

And your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.



The Lord's Prayer

Lk 11:1-4



5 (Mt 6:2; 6:16; Mk 11:25) "When you pray, you shall not be like

the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues

and on the street corners that they may be seen by men.

Truly I say to you, they have their reward.

6 (2Ki 4:33; Isa 26:20) But you, when you pray, enter your closet,

and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret.

And your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

7 (1Ki 18:26-29; Mt 6:32) But when you pray, do not use vain repetitions,

as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their much

speaking.

8 (Mt 6:32; Ps 38:9 ) Do not be like them, for your Father knows

what things you have need of before you ask Him.

9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

14 (Mk 11:25; Eph 4:32) For if you forgive men for their sins,

your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15 (Mt 18:35)But if you do not forgive men for their sins,

neither will your Father forgive your sins.



Teaching About Fasting



16 (Mt 6:2; Ps 35:13) "Moreover, when you fast, do not be like

the hypocrites with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces

so they may appear to men to be fasting. Truly I say to you,

they have their reward.

17 (Ru 3:3) But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,

18 (Mt 6:4; 6:6) so that you will not appear to men to be fasting,

but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret

will reward you openly.



Treasures in Heaven

Lk 12:33-34



19 (Heb 13:5; Lk 12:21) "Do not store up for yourselves treasures

on earth where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.

20 (Lk 12:33; Mt 19:21)But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where

neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves do not break in nor steal,

21 (Lk 12:34) for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.



The Light of the Body

Lk 11:34-36

22 "The light of the body is the eye. Therefore, if your eye is clear,

your whole body will be full of light.

23 (Mt 20:15; Mk 7:22) But if your eye is unclear, your whole body

will be full of darkness. Therefore, if the light that is in you is darkness,

how great is that darkness!



God and Money



24 (Lk 16:13; 16:11; 16:9) "No one can serve two masters.

For either he will hate the one and love the other,

or else he will hold to the one and despise the other.

You cannot serve God and money.



Care and Anxiety

Lk 12:22-34



25 (Mt 6:31; 6:34; Php 4:6) "Therefore, I say to you, take no thought

about your life, what you will eat, or what you will drink,

nor about your body, what you will put on.

Is not life more than food and the body than clothing?

26 (Job 38:41; Ps 147:9) Look at the birds of the air, for they do not sow,

nor do they reap, nor gather into barns.

Yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?

27 Who among you by taking thought can add a cubit

[A cubit is about half a meter.] to his stature?

28 (Mt 6:25; 6:31) "Why take thought about clothing? Consider the lilies

of the field, how they grow: They neither work, nor do they spin.

29 (1Ki 10:4-7; 2Ch 9:4-6) Yet I say to you that even Solomon

in all his glory was not dressed like one of these.

30 (Mt 8:26; 14:31) Therefore, if God so clothes the grass of the field,

which today is here and tomorrow is thrown into the oven,

will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 (1Pe 5:7) Therefore, take no thought, saying, 'What shall we eat?'

or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?'

32 (Mt 6:8; Lk 12:30) (For the Gentiles seek after all these things.)

For your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things.

33 (1Ti 4:8; 1Ki 3:11-13) But seek first the kingdom of God

and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you.

34 (Mt 6:25) Therefore, take no thought about tomorrow, for tomorrow

will take thought about the things of itself.

Sufficient to the day is the trouble thereof.



Matthew 7



Judging Others



Lk 6:37-38, 41–42



1 (Lk 6:37; Jas 4:11-12) "Judge not, that you be not judged.

2 (Mk 4:24; Lk 6:38) For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged.

And with the measure you use, it will be measured again for you.

3 (Jn 8:7-9) "And why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye,

but do not consider the plank that is in your own eye?

4 Or how will you say to your brother,

'Let me pull the speck out of your eye,' when a log is in your own eye?

5 You hypocrite! First take the plank out of your own eye,

and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

6 (Mt 15:26; Pr 9:7-8) “Do not give what is holy to the dogs,

nor throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them

under their feet and turn around and attack you.



Ask, Seek, Knock

Lk 11:9-13



7 (Mt 21:22; Mk 11:24) "Ask and it will be given to you;

seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.

8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds,

and to him who knocks, it will be opened.

9 "What man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread,

will give him a stone?

10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a snake?

11 (Ge 6:5; 8:21) If you then, being evil,

know how to give good gifts to your children,

how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things

to those who ask Him!

12 (Lk 6:31; Ro 13:8-10; Lev 19:18) Therefore, everything you would

like men to do to you, do also to them,

for this is the Law and the Prophets.



The Narrow Gate



Lk 13:24



13 "Enter at the narrow gate, for wide is the gate

and broad is the way that leads to destruction,

and there are many who are going through it,

14 because small is the gate and narrow is the way which leads to life,

and there are few who find it.



A Tree and Its Fruit

Lk 6:43-44



15 (1Jn 4:1; Mt 24:11; Col 2:8) "Beware of false prophets who come to you

in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

16 (Mt 12:33; Jas 3:12) You will know them by their fruit.

Do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?

17 (Mt 12:33-35) Even so, every good tree bears good fruit.

But a corrupt tree bears evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bear evil fruit,

nor can a corrupt tree bear good fruit.

19 (Mt 3:10; Lk 3:9) Every tree that does not bear good fruit

is cut down and thrown into the fire.

20 (Mt 7:16) Therefore, by their fruit you will know them.



I Never Knew You

Lk 13:25-27



21 (Mt 25:11-12; Lk 6:46) "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall

enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father

who is in heaven.

22 (Nu 24:4; Mal 3:17-18) Many will say to Me on that day,

'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name,

cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonderful works in Your name?'

23 (Ps 6:8; Mt 25:4) 1But then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you. Depart from Me, you who practice evil.'Ps 6:8.



The Two Housebuilders



Lk 6:47-49



24 (Lk 6:47-49) "Whoever hears these sayings of Mine and does them,

I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock.

25 And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew

and beat on that house. And it did not fall, for it was founded a rock.

26 And every one who hears these sayings of Mine and does not do them

will be likened to a foolish man who built his house on the sand.

27 And the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew

and beat on that house. And it fell. And its fall was great."

28 (Mk 1:22; 6:2) When Jesus finished these sayings,

the people were astonished at His teaching,

29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.



2) Our Daily Bread for 7 October 2021

https://odb.org/CA/2021/10/08/no-such-thing-as-ordinary

Entitled No Such Thing as Ordinary



Hebrews 11:1,32-40



Hebrews 11

Faith

1 (2Co 4:18; 5:7) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,

the evidence of things not seen.



32 (1Sa 1:20; 16:1) And what more shall I say? For time would fail me

to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel

and the prophets,

33 (Jdg 14:5-6) who through faith subdued kingdoms,

administered justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,

34 (Jdg 15:8; 1Ki 19:3) quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge

of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in fighting,

and turned the armies of foreign enemies to flight.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured

and did not accept deliverance, so that they might obtain a better resurrection.

36 (Jer 20:2; Ge 39:20; 1Ki 22:27) Still others had trials of mocking

and scourging, and even chains and imprisonment.

37 (1Ki 19:10; 2Ch 24:21) They were stoned, they were sawn in two,

were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered around in sheepskins

and goatskins, while destitute, afflicted, and tormented.

38 (1Ki 18:4; 19:9) The world was not worthy of them.

They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth.

39 (Heb 11:13; 11:2; 1Pe 1:12) These all have obtained a good report

through faith, but they did not receive the promise.

40 (Rev 6:11) For God provided something better for us,

so that with us they would be made perfect.



When Anita passed away in her sleep on her ninetieth birthday,

the quietness of her departure reflected the quietness of her life.

A widow, she had been devoted to her children and grandchildren

and to being a friend to younger women in the church.



Anita wasn't particularly remarkable in talent or achievement.

But her deep faith in God inspired those who knew her.

"When I don't know what to do about a problem," a friend of mine said,

"I don't think about the words of a famous preacher or author.

I think about what Anita would say."



Many of us are like Anita-ordinary people living ordinary lives.

Our names will never be in the news, and we won't have monuments

built in our honor. But a life lived with faith in Jesus is never ordinary.

Some of the people listed in Hebrews 11 were not named (vv. 35-38);

they walked the path of obscurity and didn't receive the reward

promised to them in this life (v. 39). Yet, because they obeyed God,

their faith wasn't in vain. God used their lives in ways that went

beyond their lack of notoriety (v. 40).



If you feel discouraged about the seeming ordinary state of your life,

remember that a life lived by faith in God has an impact throughout eternity.

Even if we're ordinary, we can have an extraordinary faith.



By: Karen Huang



Reflect & Pray



In what area of your daily life might God be calling you to

exercise faith in Him? How can He help you be more obedient

and faithful in what you do every day?



Faithful God, please help me to trust and obey You always.



Learn how to find your true identity

- https://odb.org/us/2019/02/09/discovering-my-true-self.



3) From The Billy Graham Evangelical Ministry Association



Words in Season - Scripture Memory Tools



Week 3 - Saved Now and forever Day 6 - Eternal Life, Beginning now



John 10:28 - I give them eternal life. They shall never perish,

nor shall anyone snatch them from My hand.



In C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce, one of the Spirits in heaven, identifying

himself as George MacDonald, makes some startling statements on the nature of

eternal life. Depending upon the individual's choice for or against Christ,

MacDonald says, everything in life takes on the character of haven or hell.

"At the end of ALL THINGS, when the sun rises here (in heaven) and the twilight

turns to blackness down there, the Blessed will say, 'We have never lived

anywhere except in Heaven,' and the Lost, 'We were always in Hell.'

And both will speak truly" - From the Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.

Lewis was not trying to make a theological case, but to demonstrate

a principle: eterenal life begins now.

The choices that we make for or against obedience to God, the life we live,

the patterns we establish, all move us in one direction of the other.

And when we have decided to choose obedience to God (the forsakeness of sin),

when we give ourselves fully into his hands, he is able to take the worst of

circumstances and redeem them for our good, use them to mature us in his image.

Again Jesus says in John 10:28

"I give them eternal life. They shall never perish,

nor shall anyone snatch them from My hand. "

In Christ is a very secure place to be. No experience is lost, no pain is

wasted. Everything in our lives is redeemed by God for our benefit.



Application



a) How have I experienced the truth that "eternal life begins now"?



b) How can this verse help me put life in perspective during times

of stress and anxiety?



4) Prosperity verses from Kenneth Copeland



Joshua 1:8



8 (Ps 19:14; 119:15) This Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth.

Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all

that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful,

and you will be wise.



5) From a Book called God's Promises for you:



When you are discouraged or Depressed



Matthew 11: 25-30



25 (Ps 8:2; Jn 11:41) At that time Jesus said, "I thank You, O Father,

Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things

from the wise and prudent and revealed them to infants.

26 Even so, Father, for it seemed good in Your sight.

27 (Jn 10:15; Mt 28:18; Jn 1:18) "All things are delivered to Me

by My Father, and no one knows the Son, except the Father.

And no one knows the Father, except the Son and he to whom

the Son will reveal Him.

28 (Jn 7:37; 6:37) "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavily

burdened, and I will give you rest.

29 (Jer 6:16; Jn 13:15) Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me.

For I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.(Jer 6:16).

30 (1Jn 5:3) For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."

because He has dealt bountifully with me.



Remember God's promises when You pray



The Lord's prayer



Matthew 6:9-13



9 "Therefore pray in this manner:

Our Father who is in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10 (Mt 3:2; 4:17) Your kingdom come;

Your will be done

on earth, as it is in heaven.

11 (Pr 30:8; Isa 33:16) Give us this day our daily bread.

12 (Ex 34:7; Ps 32:1) And forgive us our debts,

as we forgive our debtors.

13 (1Co 10:13; Jn 17:15) And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen."



6) This come from Praying for Muslims in Canada 2015 (Is there a 2021 edition?)



Prince Edward Island



Total population 146300

Muslim population (est.) 1127



Charlottetown does not currently (fall 2014) have a local CNMM network.

Pray with us for God's people to come together in reaching Muslims

cooperatively across denominational and organisational lines.



More than 200 attended the Eid festival at the end of Ramadan, the Islamic

month of fasting during daylight hours and the reading of the Qur'an, at

the Dar as-Salam mosque in 2014. This second mosque established

in Charlottetown, the other being the Muslims Assoication of PEI.

As of mid-2014,there are between 250 to 300 families, mostly in Charlottetown.



The Muslims of Charlottetown see their community as symbolically important

for this nation since this is known as the "birthplace of Canada". Yet we were

established as the "Dominion of Canada" with an appeal not only to

monarchial authority, but even more to God's higher Biblical authority as

shown in Psalm 72:8, "May he have dominion from sea to sea,

and from the River to the ends of the earth."

Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual waysto sahre the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Adding further



30 days of prayer for the Muslim World 24 April to 23 May 2020



Under the Keep Praying page



When the new moon is sighted it marks the beginning of t he new Islamic month

and Eid al-Fitr, the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", will start! After 30 days

of fasting, the Eid celebration at the end of Ramadan is a joyful time that

usually lasts about 3 days. Muslims will buy new clothes, exchange gifts and,

of course, enjoy special foods. In Muslim-majority nations, the streets may be

decorated and festivals will be held.

For many Muslims, Eid-al-Fitr begins with communal prayers at daybreak and the

distribution of money (zakat) to the poor, which is one of the 5 pillars of

Islam.

You can greet Muslim friends during this time by saying "Eid Mubarak",

which means Blessed Eid!"

Ramadan is over for this year, but you can continue to pray for Muslims you

know, and Muslims around the world:

- Despite the unsettling developments in our world today that involve actions

in the name of Islam, there is at the same time a largely untold story about

unprecedented movement to Christ among Muslims. There have been more such

movements of thousands or more new disciples among Muslims in the last three

decades or so than in all the previous history of Christian Muslim

relationships! Pray for this momentum to continue.



Acts 2:12-17 : 17 12 They were all amazed and perplexed, saying to each other,

"What does this mean?"

13 (1Co 14:23) Others mocking said, "These men are full of new wine."



Peter's Speech at Pentecost



14 (Ac 1:26) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice

and said to them, "Men of Judea and all you who dwell in Jerusalem,

let this be known to you, and listen to my words.

15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose,

since it is the third hour of the day.

16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

17 (Isa 44:3; Ac 10:45) 'In the last days it shall be,' says God,

'that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;

your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams.'



- Pray for Christian workers an organisations focused on seeing effective

discipleship movements among Muslim people.



- Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have god's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Matthew 5:14-15 : 14 "You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a

hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do men light a candle and put it under

a basket, but on a candlestick. And it gives light to all who are in the

house."



Ideas for prayer



- Pray for opportunities to show the love of Christ to Muslims around you

- Pray for, and offer generous hospitality to, those you know who are serving

Christ among Muslim people -



Romans 12:13 "contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality."

- When you gather with fellow believers, remember to pray for Muslims

throughout the year and encourage them to also participate in 30 Days!



My paternal side is of Muslim heritage and will offer this section to further

call for Muslim converts to Christian and any other converts to Christianity



(Hindus, Jews, aboriginals Canadian, atheists, secular humanists, ...) .



7) Prayers for the nation (Canada) coming from Prayer map of Canada



http://www.ehc.ca



8th Day of the Month



a) Pray that the Church will deepen its commitment

to prayer and never cease to call upon God



(



Is 62:6



6 (Isa 52:8; Ps 74:2) I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem,

who shall never hold their peace day nor night.

You who remind the Lord,

do not keep silent;



Ps 5:3



3 (Ps 79:10; 80:5) O Lord, in the morning You will hear my voice;

in the morning I will direct my prayer to You,

and I will watch expectantly.



Ps 55:17



17 Evening and morning and at noon,

I will make my complaint and murmur,

and He will hear my voice.



)



b) Pray for the province of Manitoba



I) Pray for the leaders of Manitoba, that God's Spirit would

influence then to act justly, serve with integrity

and honour high moral standards.



( 1 Tim 2:1 - 4



1 Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications,

prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone,

2 (Ezr 6:10) for kings and for all who are in authority,

that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty,

3 (1Ti 1:1; Lk 1:47) for this is good and acceptable

in the sight of God our Saviour,

4 (Eze 18:23; 18:32) who desires all men to be saved

and to come to the knowledge of the truth. )



II) Pray for the churches of the province, that they would be lighthouses

beaming forth the illuminating truth of God's Word.



III) Pray that the Lord would use the Finding the Hope Campaign

and booklet to turn many hearts to Jesus



Conclusion:



Pray to the Lord and pray to base you found on the Rock

Jesus and seek Him first and His Righteousness.



Pray to the Lord "Faithful God, please help me to trust and obey You always."



Pray to the Lord and pray to accept His Salvation for your eternal life.



Pray to the Lord and pray to meditate on His Word.



Pray to the Lord and pray to rest in Him.



Pray for Prince Edward Island and Let us intercede togther for:



- the growing Muslim population of Charlottetown and spreading

outward through PEI to encounter the Prince of PEace.

- believers to have faith and vision to reach out to the Muslim Community

in contextual ways to share the Gosepl

- churches and ministries to rise up in wisdom, knowledge and understanding,

giving and training, coaching and encouragement to believers reaching

out to Muslims locally.

- a prayer movement to be established, feeding a growing move of Yahweh's

Spirit in His churches and poeple , and an awakening an openness

and spiritual hunger in Muslims for realtionship with the Father

through the Son.



Ask the Holy Spirit to continue to inspire you to have God's heart for

Muslims, to see them as He does, and to be the light that then to Jesus.



Pray that the Church will deepen its commitment

to prayer and never cease to call upon God.



Pray for Brother "M" in Jordan, whose wife let him after

he became a believer.



Pray to the Lord that to know the Holy Spirit.

and Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness



Remember eternity starts now -

Pray for the direction you take to the Ever lasting loving God.