Thursday, January 28, 2016

MY PEOPLE

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 11-13

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Here in Nazareth Village an actor holds up a scroll in the synagogue. During Jeremiah’s time, a lost scroll, probably the book of Deuteronomy, the Covenant, was discovered and read to the people on the instructions of good King Josiah. A short-lived spiritual revival resulted.

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Key Verses: Jeremiah 11:3-5

“…Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant which I commanded your fathers in the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and do according to all that I command you; so shall you be My people, and I will be your God, that I may establish the oath which I have sworn to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day.’ Then I answered and said, ‘So be it Lord [Amen].'”

 

The discovery of the lost book of the Law (probably Deuteronomy) happened on Jeremiah’s watch (read 2 Kings 22:8-13). It taught about the curses for disobedience and the blessings for obedience to the words of the covenant. Many times Israel had said “Amen,” or “So be it Lord!” They would be blessed for a time and then break the covenant and suffer the curses they would bring upon themselves. The Lord’s “green olive tree” (spiritual Israel), which He had planted and which, from time to time, had produced “lovely and good fruit,” would now be broken down and burned. How sad and how unnecessary!

The first 6 verses of Jeremiah 12 are addressed to Anathoth, Jeremiah’s hometown. Jeremiah proclaimed his message from God with a broken heart. In today’s reading, Jeremiah asks 12 questions. Four question words are used: “What,” “Why,” “How,” and “Where.” The “When” question is conditional upon the response of the people. The final words of Jeremiah 13 are, “O Jerusalem! Will you still not be made clean?”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Yes, yes Lord God, I ask to be made clean and to be kept clean through the washing of the blood which Your Son and my Saviour shed on the Cross. I pray for grace to “walk in the light as He is in the light,” and then I experience 24/7 that “the blood of Jesus Christ [Messiah] cleanses us…” (1 John 1:5-10). With my faith in Jesus Christ, the final Sacrifice for sin, I trust You, Lord! AMEN!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

It was a great comfort to me to hear my Father, Rev. Dr. Roy Mainse, preach a message from 1st John on “cleansing.” My father had returned from his mission in Egypt and had taken on the responsibility of pastoring two churches. I moved back home with Dad and attended both churches, where I heard the same message twice. That particular message has stuck with me ever since. He said that the word “cleanseth” (he used old King James english) is in the present perfect tense in the original Greek language. I learned that as I asked God for cleansing (Jeremiah’s question, “Will you still not be made clean?”), I have been made clean and I am being made clean constantly in God’s sight. The Greek verb “cleanseth” means that it has happened and that it continues to happen. I had been struggling with this issue during that first year after I had made my lifetime decision to serve Christ fully. I know that in my eyes and experience I am a sinner, but God sees me through the cleansing blood of Jesus and only in Jesus am I made pure and holy.

Yours for daily shining the light of God’s Word into our personal lives!

David

P.S. I gained so much under my Dad’s ministry that year. Here’s a picture of my father, a truly great man in my eyes.

My father, Rev. Dr. Roy Lake Mainse (1896-1972).

19 thoughts on “Thursday, January 28, 2016

  1. PRAISE AND THANKS TO GOD THAT HE DOES NOT SEE OUR SIN BUT SEES US THROUGH THE CLEANSING BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST!
    Thank the Lord for receiving 2 hugs, one yesterday from the First Aid Attendant, I thanked her for the work they do and today I met a Christian mom whose son works at 7/11 and when she left I hugged her and thanked for sharing her faith with me, we only sat for about 15 minutes.
    Please pray the Lord will remove drugs from Ikea, he is only 18, something inside him is hurting and I know that God can heal him.
    Please pray also for Milly, she was in love once, they parted and she is lonely and I also belive that God has someone very special lined up to meet her.
    Praying for healing for Mary Stewart!
    PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW! AMEN

  2. Praise God for your father, Rev. Dr. Roy Lake Mainse, David! He bestowed upon you the great virtue of obedience and practice of prayer, reading and gaining wisdom and knowledge from the Truth in the Word, dedication to serve in ministry, having full trust and faith in your God, love and compassion for others, and attractive looks! “I know that in my eyes and experience I am a sinner, but God sees me through the cleansing blood of Jesus and only in Jesus am I made pure and holy.” Amen, amen, and amen!!! Praise You, Jesus!! God’s blessings, dearest saints!!

    “For we are saved by hope.” Romans 8:24

    With All I Am, Hillsong
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMrAafe7Mns

  3. Lord God, we hold Catherine’s granddaughter Amelia up to You. Protect her with Your cleansing blood, Lord. Reveal to the doctors the issues that need healing, and guide the hands of the doctors and nurses who perform the tests on Amelia, this morning, dear Lord. Bring strength and calmness to Amelia, her parents and grandparents, our dear sister Catherine, Lord. For You are our great healer and provider, Lord, and we place our trust in You. Heal Amelia, fully, and bring complete restoration to her body, Lord. In Jesus precious Name, we pray, amen, amen, and amen!

  4. Amen! Yes truly your father was a great man of God David as you are walking in your father’s footsteps. Beverlee has described you well and I agree. Looking at the upper side and not the underside, my Dad had some virtues as well such as love for his family and care of them. When I went to Africa, he started going to church and went for ten years before I had the privilege of praying a short prayer with him on his death bed. Mother was always a saint and well loved by everyone. Pray for little Amelia today as well that she will come through well. Would appreciate your prayers for my health. Thank you and God bless you.

    • Thank you Sherry for that song “How Great is Our God” indeed, HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!!!
      I also found the link with the lyrics and was blessed singing with it…received the healing of emotions I needed today…thank you!!! and bless you Sherry!

  5. Lord I pray for healing for Amelia! You know thisl child of Yours Lord; give her comfort, peace, grace, mercy, total healing! We thank You Lord! Wethank You and Praise You Lord that we are able to come to you with all our prayer concerns, thank You for lisitening, thank You for healing miracles! In Jesus Name We Pray AMEN

  6. please continue to pray for Milly and Ikea! See my blog above!
    Please pray for Eleanor’s friend who just lost her husband and is receiving chemo! Lord I can only bring this prayer request to You for help! Lord I believe Eleanor’s friend will be completely healed from cancer! This friend needs a great deal of support, Please sned her all the help she will need. Thank you Lord, in Jesus Name I Pray AMEN

  7. You look a lot like you Dad…thank you for sharing your love and respect for your Dad with us! And what a blessing and spiritual guidance he was to you and now you passing it on to your children. As well as to us through this blog. May the Lord continue to bless you in all your ways. Amen!!

  8. update on Mary Stewart. Mary is still in Hospital. Wound not yet healed.
    Needs complete healing before new hip joint can be replaced. Your continued prayers are appreciated.

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