Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BEHOLD

Suggested Reading: Ezekiel 7-9

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The sun shining next to the Temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. In today's reading we find the practise of sun worship.

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

 

Key Verse: Ezekiel 8:4

And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, like the vision that I saw in the plain.

 

The word, “BEHOLD,” means to see, to observe, to watch, to gaze upon, to contemplate, to inspect, and to witness an important sight. What could be more important to behold than “the glory of God!!” Ezekiel 8:16 tells us of 25 men who “were worshipping the sun.” The “Son of God” (the movie by that name shows up in theatres this Friday…it’s all about Jesus!), said, “He that has seen Me has seen the Father” (read John 14:5-14). The Apostle John writes in John 1:14, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we BEHELD His ‘GLORY,’ the ‘GLORY’ as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth!” Paul wrote, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with ‘GLORY’ and honour, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone” (Hebrews 2:9). Let’s read of other visions in Isaiah 6:1-5 and Revelation 1:13-18. The Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, pushed Jesus forward in front of the paid lackeys of the High Priest and exclaimed, “Ecce Homo”…”Behold the man.” In so doing, Pilate focused the gaze of billions of people onto that blood-streaked face of Jesus, and onto the crown of thorns that had been crushed on His brow. Paul wrote these words, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (read Hebrews 12:1-3).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

O Jesus…I see You with new insight! I perceive in a greater way today than ever before who You are in all Your GLORY! You outshine the sun! I worship You! I give You my life all over again! Thank You of showing me a glimpse of Your GLORY! I pray that I will always keep You before the eyes of my understanding! In Your Name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I don’t have a copy of my Dad’s autobiography here with me in Nashville, but my memory is that while he was still a soldier in the Canadian Army in WWI, he made his lifetime commitment to Jesus as his Saviour and Lord. He was 21 years old when he first received Holy Communion. The next day he was helping his father work in the field. During the day, my Grandpa saw my Dad staring off into space, immobilized, having stopped work for a time. My Grandpa said to him, “Roy, what are you gazing at?” My Dad said that at that moment he saw a vision, looking into Heaven, where he was beholding Jesus in all His Glory. I’ve walked that field thinking of Dad’s vision, wondering if God would give me a vision too. It didn’t happen to me, but as I type this, in a very real way, I am beholding His GLORY in my thoughts, and in my innermost being. I’m being changed from “Glory to Glory!” “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the GLORY of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord!” (2 Corinthians 3:18).

Yours for that daily transformation that the Spirit of the Lord is producing in our lives,

David

P.S. Yesterday I received an honour that belongs to all who have ever prayed for me and who have faithfully given to make Crossroads Christian Communications a reality. It’s the International Award for Individual Achievement at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, TN. I see every supporter standing with me receiving this recognition. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to You, my Lord and my God, and to all who have served Him as His support team!!! Below are some photos of the event.

With the President of the National (USA) Religious Broadcasters, Dr. Johnson.

I was invited to bring a short message to the delegates. Several of our School of Broadcasting and Communications graduates were in attendance. I highlighted Ashvin Dev who now operates 3 over-the-air television stations in India. The supporters of Crossroads are partaking in a world-wide harvest of precious souls. We have graduates in 82 countries who are sharing Jesus through television ministries in many languages.

 

47 thoughts on “Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  1. Congratulations David for your committed work and so please to hear about your health. As a supporter I am grateful to see what the Lord is doing with our donations and continue to sharing the good news the Gospel.
    Irene

  2. God Bless and protect you David. You are looking so health and fit. It is so incoriging to see you going strong with your hands still at the plow. Keep up the Good fight, dont ever quit. Canada needs you, so does the rest of the world. We love you David.

  3. Congratulations David. God has given you the joy of not only allowing you to see the fruits of your labour over these past many years, but also the honour of the reward! I know that this reward is only a taste of what awaits you when the time is at hand for the rewards to be presented in Heaven! May God our Father bless you and keep you as you continue with the tasks He has given you! All the best David! I so enjoy blogging with you daily! Elfie 🙂

  4. You had a very special father David M. The fruit hasn’t fallen very far from the tree. Congratulations once again for your recognition.
    How scary is today’s study. The wrath of God is definitely to be avoided. I pray that many souls will attend the Son of God movie.
    Have a happy day.

  5. Congratulations David on this award, International Individual Achievement Award and thanks for including all your supporters and prayers in it as well. Being aware and seeing the GLORY OF THE LORD makes it all worthwhile!

  6. Congratulations, David. The work that Crossroads has done over the years is fantastic. You look wonderful by the way. Praise The Lord for all He has done in your life. We are so glad to support a ministry such as this.
    We know how good a ministry is by the fruit that it produces. Giving into Crossroads is giving into good soil.
    God bless all today. Very cold here in the Maritimes.

  7. Congratualtions for this well deserved international recognition!
    Shalom,
    Graham.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus.
    PS Looking forward to reading your personal words on the Book of Revelation very soon. Can’t believe that you want to start your 4 am studies and 6 am blog all over again. I hope Norma-Jean agrees?

  8. Congratulations to you Pastor David. “We give thanks to God always for you making mention of you in our prayers” 1 Thessalonians 1: 2.
    Blessings to all.

  9. Dear David
    We are so pleased to hear of this International Achievement award! Congratulations and so pleased to be a supporter of such a fine ministry that reaches across the world!
    We are also pleased that God has touched your body and is continuing to restore you daily so that you can continue to sprinkle your salt and shine your light across the world. May the Glory of God continue to be your vision and may He continue to provide strength, blessings and favour as you put your heart, soul mind strength into each task you partner with Him on! Love to all of you .. have a great time with your dear ones down there in Tennessee and in Florida!

  10. Congratulations Pastor David Mainse on your well deserved award. You are looking very healthy and strong ready to take on your next God appointed assignment. God Bless you and Norma-Jean and the whole team at Crossroads. Adele

  11. Our reading today should be a wake up call to many who do not accept who Jesus is. I pray I never bring my God to such anger but seek Him every day, to walk in His path, and this our blog helps me do that. Thank you once again Pastor David for your continued faithfulness to carry on the work God had given you, and for the Crossroads community. Congrats again on your award and thank you for allowing us to be a part of it.

    Great pictures and to see your continued health is uplifting and an encouragement ……”to pray without ceasing”. Have a wonderful day everyone filled with THE GLORY OF THE LORD!!

  12. If it were possible, it would be amazing to observe from space, everyone in the world whose spiritual light has been turned on through Our Lord by the broadcast ministries of Christian Crossroads! Congratulations David Mainse, and all those empowered to carry forward God’s Holy Word to all the world!!

  13. What can I say that hasn’t already been said?! Thank you David Mainse for
    your daily blog . I don’t always understand the readings but I look forward to
    your messages.
    I pray that God will give you many more years to preach His Word
    You are looking healthier these days 🙂
    I adore your wife Norma Jean ………. I am sure it is not always easy been a
    Minister’s wife !!! But, she shows such Grace ………… 🙂

  14. The Glory of the Lord shines bright in and through you David Mainse…

    His wisdom and strength are upon you… We are all blessed through your daily blog…

    Praise you Father as you continue to bless this blog… We are uplifted with your Holy Spirit to go about this day enlightened so we may enlighten others… Amen!

    • Amen, David! The shining light of Christ is glowing through you. To know what you have gone through in the past two years and have overcome–just look at you now. Praise God!!!

  15. Praise God for today’s message, David, and your faithfulness in serving our Lord! Look what doors the Lord has opened for the world to know Him, through your faithfulness! Amen! All for the glory of Jesus!

    I am so grateful for the links you have included, today, with the visions of Ezekiel, Isaiah, John (Rev 1:13-18) and your father, Roy. They are God’s gift of encouragement to us, as we live for His glory. I, myself, have experienced visions throughout my life, in which the Lord has shown me goodness to come by following the path He has chosen for me. The vision that was so powerful in defining my direction was in 2002. I was lifted and whisked through the air into the heavens, and two strong men with long robes, white hair and beards were with me. There were no words between us. They opened a book and I thought, this is the Bible. Yes, I nodded to both of them. The one holding the book looked at me, his eyes, motioned, no, you must look, inside. I looked into the book, and read my own words. I looked back at him with shock. Instantly, my eyes teared with disbelief and yet incredible understanding. The eyes of the man looked deeply into mine. Yes, my child, you have this gift to share that is powerful. I weep, now, as I write this. It was overwhelmingly incredible then, as it is for me, now. It gave me God’s message I needed to believe in the gift of writing and sharing my testimony. He has taken me step by step on the journey I have needed to get to the point of being there. He has blessed me with with everything I have needed to learn since then. The teaching of your daily bible study, David, and the support of dear saints on this blog, has been part of this. I pray for the blessing for this gift to be brought to fruition.

    We are running the race with endurance for You, Jesus! Most assuredly, as we believe in You, Jesus, we know our Heavenly Father, will do great works through us, because of our love for You, and all for His glory. We know that when we pray to our Heavenly Father, and ask in Your Name, for His glory, that You will do it.

  16. Congratulations David. May God be glorified more and more and more in you, in Crossroads, in all of us, as we keep on exalting the Name of Jesus, the eternal King. May many be brought to Him today.

  17. Dea David .M congradulations. for a well deserved reward. Thank you for your stedfast work of this blog which helps so many people.May the Lord keep you healthy
    and strong.God Bless you and Norma Jean ….R….

  18. The award is well deserved. I think the picture of you is a testimony to God’s healing power too. I would love to have that picture and one of when you were not well. What a contrast. (a picture is worth a thousand words, it is said). You look so well. Praise God.

  19. Attention Personal to Rev David Mainse,
    The Watchmen Of Israel, Jacob, are poised to give their Witness & Report to the World of the findings from their decade long secret undercover mission in Canada..(with an associative awareness of Governments of Canada & Israel.)
    By their Witness they provide a safety keeping of the Truth! They are a group of Jewish Canadian men & women Divinley & officially appointed to the Lords Mission; to Witness the Holy presence of the Living God & His Son, Jesus & servant Jacob-Israel, are.. ONE in the same..a unification between Jewish peoples & Christian peoples, for All Peoples..of All Nations..
    They are being detained, held captive, prisoners in fear, & oppressions, intimidated..they were to be autonomous, answering to the Lord, not restrained & controlled by any government!, & with threatening experiences! This is preventing them from the giving of their Report & of their Witness…It is depriving many countries of the Opportunity to receive their International World Advancements for Survival..
    Due to these governments having been involved in deception, a great many have fallen prey to destructions, misguidance, & there is an absolute misunderstanding of the Lords True Nature, True Will, True Purpose, Plan & His True Intention regarding His Creation of His Earth, & His people..
    The Lord is seeking your support in this matter! Please feel free to relate this information to Dr Charles Stanley, & David Jeremiah..

  20. Congratulations again and God bless you, Norma Jean, Ron, Ann, and all those at Crossroads for the wonderful work you do in bringing the Gospel of our precious Lord and Savior to a lost world.

  21. Congratulations David! God has really done a lot of good work through you, through your family and through your ministry. I feel so honored to have talked with you and ate dinner with you last November on the Israel trip [yellow bus]. Thank you for recognizing all us supporters. I know we have been very keen to contribute to your Godly work for the past 33 years. It’s so good to know you are always doing your best to do only what Your Father wants you to do.
    This award is well deserved, David. God bless you, Norma Jean and the whole Family.

  22. Dear David, Congratulations on this another honour being bestowed upon you. You are so deserving of this award. It is wonderful to see you looking so well. The Lord is answering the prayers of hundreds, if not thousands who have been praying for you. The Lord is and always has used you in a mighty, mighty way, and I think He is going to use you for a long time to come. Just imagine the number of people who are walking with the Lord today because of The 100 Huntley Street Ministry founded by David & Norma-Jean Mainse so many years ago.
    God Bless you, David, & Norma-Jean.

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