Friday, June 26, 2015

CLEAN!!!

Today’s┬áReading: 2 Chronicles 11-12

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

 

During his years of ministrey in Assiut Egypt, my father, Roy Lake Mainse, wrote out the words of a favourite hymn that he lived by that was written by J. B. Coats. This piece of paper was kept inside the cover of his Bible. He wrote the first part as a constant reminder of the importance of God’s Word and the second part heralds the importance of truth (click on the photo to enlarge for easier reading).

 

Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 12:14

And he did evil, because he did not prepare his heart to seek the Lord.

 

There is always a cause for any effect! King Rehoboam would listen to the voice of the Lord and Judah would prosper. But when prosperity and success were granted, he would forsake God’s laws, and very shortly afterward they were in trouble again. It’s not that God moved away; it was the king and other leaders who moved away from God.

The prophet reminded Rehoboam of his sinfulness and again the king and priests humbled themselves before God. Therefore, they escaped destruction. Like Rehoboam, we will inevitably get into trouble when we fail to seek God. When we begin to do our own thing and not God’s, trouble is not far behind! Let us return daily to the Lord, so that the enemy will not prevail.

As our key verse reminds us to prepare our hearts to seek the Lord, so does this daily blog. Let’s stick together on this journey. Please be reminded that anyone can start at any time, and in two years we’ll complete the entire Bible. Amen! Amen! Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord, by Your Holy Spirit, who lives in every believer in Jesus as Saviour and Lord, keep me in a daily, living relationship with You. Thank You for this fresh bread to eat every day. In Jesus’ name I praise and worship You! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Besides the words written in the photo above, I also found written inside the front cover of my Dad’s old Bible these words: “Sin will keep you from this Book, and this Book will keep you from sin!” The Apostle Paul wrote about the fact that the Word cleanses us and washes us with the “Water of the Word.” Why do we need this cleansing? To produce “A glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing.” We are to be “Holy and without blemish.” The daily washing of the Word will accomplish this goal! (Ephesians 5:26-27).

I grasped the concept of constant cleansing in my late teens. It was from a sermon my Dad preached on 1 John 1:5-10.

Yours for consistency in being washed by the Word of God,

David

13 thoughts on “Friday, June 26, 2015

  1. What a wonderful example your dad set for you; and look how you turned out.i have 2 boys and I pray every day for these men of God that they continue in the ways of God and I encourage them often with fatherly love and guidance. That’s the key word – “continue”. What a privilege it is to continue to serve this Wonderful God we serve day in and day out, and why shouldn’t we serve HIm; this world has nothing in us or for us. Have a blessed day in CHRIST and remember- “CONTINUE” in the things of God. It will be worth it all.Amen?

    Rev. Terry Felvus

    • Amen Rev. Terry,

      I’m glad God is so patient with us, I realized this morning that I’m not so different from Rehoboam and that’s going to change.

  2. Thanks Pastor and God bless you all,

    That passage from 1 John is a great day starter, the darkness and I are old friends , but today I’m going to walk in the light.

  3. Dear David, Thank you for your blog.Praise God we can be refreshed each day by our Loving Saviour. How helpful your teachings. Many blessings to you and your loved ones. Collleen

  4. Washed by the Word and cleansed by the blood of the Lamb! The truth shall set us free. Amen. Thank you David for your prayer, and sharing your father’s message with us, today. And thank you precious saints for your heartfelt prayers for me. Living and praying on the blog with you is a constant support and strength. Giving praise and glory to our Risen King.

    “Let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Romans 1:3-12

    Risen King
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciaHf8x9MYQ

  5. “At the cross, at the cross,
    where I first saw the light,
    and the burden of my sins
    rolled away
    It was there by faith
    I received my sight
    And now I have guidance,
    everyday.”

    Corrie Ten Boom

    Romans 5:5: The love of God is shed abroad into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that is given to us.

  6. What Truth today! Am in the Word and this blog every day. Thank you David and for your songs Beverlee.. Hope to share this today with my family; five brothers and a sister who do not attend church or read the Bible yet and I pray for them everyday. Thank you Irene for praying for my Christian brother-in-law John; he came through the surgery well.

  7. Thank you for this manna every morning Rev. David. How blessed you are to have had the wonderful example you Dad set for you!!!

    I pray the Lord continue to strengthen you in your walk daily as you give of yourself that others may be set free in the “Truth and the Life” of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Blessed be His Holy Name. Amen and Amen!!

    Hold me close to You Lord Jesus, never let me go, I pray. Amen!!!

  8. Amen! to all the comments on this blog.
    I am so thankful for the sincere support I get from reading
    and studying the bible daily on 100 WORDS.
    Hope to buy the book THIS FAR BY FAITH by Pastor Mainse.
    May God bless every blogger.

  9. Pastor David
    Love reading these Scripture. Difficult but such challenge; yes, and blessing. Great to be on this journey reading the Word on 100 words.com for the 2nd year. Thank You, David, for sharing the Hymn “The Word of God” you Dad had in the front of the Bible. Also the quote on “Truth”. Both a challenge and inspiration to me as I come before the Lord. So much to praise Him for. I just think of Psalm 100. Blessings to you, Norma-Jean, Huntley Ministry and to all the bloggers. Samuel

    PS The Weather is beautiful on the West Coast.Reminds me of Psalm 8 KJV
    “When I consider the heavens, the work of thy fingers…”

    • Thank you Samuel for reminding me of Psalm 8.
      So often I think: who am I that you are mindful of me.
      Thank you Lord for caring for me!
      I live on Vancouver Island and I am always at awe with the beauty of it.

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