Saturday, August 31, 2013

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Suggested Reading: Job 39

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

 

In Israel's Jordan Valley, the wildlife reserve Hai-Bar Yotvata is located in the southern Arava Valley north of Eilat. It was established to foster the breeding of the kinds of animals mentioned in Job 39 and other endangered desert animals.

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

 

Key Verse: Job 39:13a

The wings of the ostrich wave proudly…

Mountain goats, wild donkeys, onagers, wild oxen, ostriches, storks, horses, hawks and eagles are all mentioned in today’s reading. Most of us have sat in classrooms and listened to teachers who taught that all life came into being as a result of some cosmic accident. In addition to truth about God’s power, there is much here in chapter 39 about the origins of each species. In the fossil records, all these creatures appear suddenly and fully formed. There are no fossils that show part dinosaur and part ostrich! If one transformed into the other over millions of years, there should be thousands of intermediate creatures in the fossil record. There are none to be found where a creature is being changed gradually into another species. National Geographic had several pages where they pictured a creature from the Gobi Desert in China that someone claimed was part reptile and part bird. Six months later a tiny article stated that the so-called evidence had been faked. This was the case of other “missing links.” The Piltdown Man, the Nebraska Man, and others were all fakes created because of desperation to find some shred of evidence to disprove Intelligent Design and God’s creation.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord, I praise You for Your amazing, mind-boggling acts of creation! I feel the need to pray to You as the “Creator,” joining King David in his prayer, “Create in me a clean heart” (Psalm 51). I need You, Great Creator, every day in every way. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Crossroads has just produced and released a documentary which features several highly credentialed scientists who are believers in Jesus as Saviour and Lord (click HERE to watch the trailer and HERE to order a DVD). On yesterday’s 100 Huntley Street program, Dr. Jerry Johnston introduced a short clip from the documentary and also asked for viewers to help with a donation toward the cost of this kind of top-quality production on various topics (HERE is a link to what he said). For Crossroads, this is the first major effort at a “Science & Faith” production since 1979 when we produced the “Crossroads Creation” series. As I mentioned yesterday, God took that series beyond North America and all 13 episodes were released across all 15 republics of the former Soviet Union in the Russian language on prime time television. If we are all still here tomorrow by God’s grace, I’ll post a link to another video in that series.

Here is another excerpt from the new “Science & Faith” documentary highlighting the story of one of the four prominent scientists featured (click HERE).

Yours for God’s creative power flowing through us to do His will!

David

P.S. Below is a photo taken yesterday of me holding an ostrich egg. There is a story behind this egg…and behind the scripture verse on it. I’ll have to tell you about it in a future blog posting.

16 thoughts on “Saturday, August 31, 2013

  1. Praise God, David! Thanks for such a great message, today, and so much to look forward to. And thank you for the awesome photo of you holding the ostrich egg!

    Thank you, God, for Job 39. Thank you, God, for all You have created! Thank you, God, for everything!

    My prayers, love, and blessings to you, today, Janet. Please forgive me for not posting a comment, yesterday. Irreverently, I failed to read your post. Praise God that the bleeding stopped. Praise God for healing you from the cancer. Praise God for being the light of Christ that lives in your son. Praise God for you–a precious child of God. May God wrap His loving arms around you; may He uphold you, give you strength, and complete healing–in the mighty name of Jesus, we pray, amen, amen, and amen!

  2. A pretty amazing God we serve – just amazing. I remember the Creation series you had on television years ago. I went to a community college in Toronto years ago and for an English class I was allowed to choose my own subject of interest. I chose “Is God dead?” A book from the college library in my research stated these similar words – the link showing when the fish evolved into a land living creature has not been found. It seems that the fish picked the winning ticket in the lotery of life!! I know the author’s name but I won’t state it because there is a Christian author who writes on the subject also and I would not want to create confusion. Bless all bloggers today Lord and especially David & family.

  3. What a mighty God we serve…..each day I try to find something else created by God’s hands….there is never a day you can’t find something….even if it is a person. I like to do crafts and realize more and more God’s pallet of colors must be immense. Great reading today. Only a awesome God could create such animals.

    Janet, have been praying for you and trust you are resting and getting stronger. Father God, wrap your loving arms around Janet today and infuse her with your strength and give healing to her body. May she sense your presence and hear you whisper “I am here, my child, holding you close”.

    Sending you blessings and love and to you too Pastor David and fellow saints.

    My body is so sore today, saw a rheumatologist yesterday and bone density ( from the anti cancer drug I am on) is very low so need MORE MEDS. Which I am reluctant to take. PLease pray it is the right decision to begin new regiment of meds. Resting in HIS ARMS! God is great, ALL the time.

    • God bless you, dear Catherine. The saints are holding you up in our prayers.

      Dear God, place your divine wisdom in the hands of the doctors treating Catherine, Lord. Be in the decision making process about which drugs to give Catherine–no more, and no less, than what is needed to aid her. Heavenly Father, pour out your love power and strength, onto our sister, Catherine, Lord. Hold her up in the palms of your hands, that she may be made well, restored to ultimate health and completely healed. In the mighty and glorified name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, above all, we pray–amen, amen, and amen.

  4. It amazes me how even in the creation of human’s, we are all so different but at the same time, alike, in many ways. We are indeed created to know our Creator and to relate to one another in His love. It looks like Psalm 121 on the Osterich egg:
    A song of ascents.
    1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains?
    where does my help come from?
    2 My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
    3 He will not let your foot slip?
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
    4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
    5 The Lord watches over you?
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
    6 the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
    7 The Lord will keep you from all harm?
    he will watch over your life;
    8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.
    Looking forward to what the scripture verse was and how it’s meaning was implied. Have a great day on this Labour Day weekend, to all!

  5. Dear Janet, l want you to know that in the early hours of this morning l woke up and the Lord put you on my heart, and l prayed for your complete healing. Isn’t he absolutely wonderful! l only know you from this blog, but you are known intimately by our daddy God, and Oh how he loves you!

  6. Give Thanks by Don Moen

    “Give thanks with a grateful heart
    Give thanks to the Holy One
    Give thanks because He’s given Jesus
    Christ, His Son.

    Give thanks with a grateful heart
    Give thanks to the Holy One
    Give thanks because He’s given Jesus
    Christ, His Son.

    And now, let the weak say “I am strong”
    Let the strong say “I am weak
    Because of what the Lord has done
    For us.”

    And now, let the weak say “I am strong”
    Let the strong say “I am weak
    Because of what the Lord has done
    For us.”

    Give thanks with a grateful heart
    Give thanks for the Holy One
    Give thanks because He’s given Jesus
    Christ, His Son.

    Give thanks with a grateful heart
    Give thanks for the Holy one
    Give thanks because He’s given Jesus
    Christ, His Son.

    And now, let the weak say “I am strong”
    Let the strong say “I am weak
    Because of what the Lord has done
    For us.”

    And now, let the weak say “I am strong”
    Let the strong say “I am weak
    Because of what the Lord has done
    For us.”

    We give thanks to you, Oh Lord
    We give thanks.”

    We give thanks to you, for all things, God.
    Whether they be triumphs or trials,
    In all things, we give thanks,
    And praise Your glorious name!

  7. David thats a really big egg I am looking forward to reading your story
    about it sometime . My prayers go to Janet ,Catherine and you David
    My prayers go all who need God’s healing touch this morning.
    God bless all today
    Lianne Hogg

  8. Dear rev.David Mainse
    What a radiant mischievious smile you showed this morning on the blog.
    You have me puzzled on your coming story of a l922 ostrich egg and psalm l21…

    Thank you so much Beverlee for your beautiful poem that i will be posting on my facebook.
    Adding my prayers for all my fellow bloggers in need of Our Heavenly Fathers comforting and healing power in Jesus name Amen.

    Have a blessed labor day weekend everyone

    XXX Carole

  9. What wonderful prayers today from all you dear bloggers I join in and add my prayers
    to all you dear hearts , for all who are sick and need healing from the Lord, God
    bless you all and keep you well….R…

  10. tell Myles that we all have a free will and when he asks God to help him, God does answer us and He expects us to help ourselves do it too, so when he prays, God does answer us by helping us remember to be good and not do bad things, even a 5 yr. old can choose the things he does.

  11. Like you David, I had always wondered why there wasn’t more fossil evidence of creatures in stages of evolution i.e. evidence of fish at various stages, growing legs, becoming land-bound, losing gills and growing legs for adaptation! haha! I really shouldn’t be laughing … there are probably more in this world who have been taught this theory and believe it, than not. I pray that the new science and faith production at Crossroads touches and convicts many a mind and heart for the Lord, David. Many have been led astray and live far from the truth. My prayers are also with the production team. God Bless you David and all fellow bloggers!

    As well, you’re looking super David … Great Smile! Keep on Smiling!

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