Monday, February 29, 2016

LEAPING UP!

Today’s Bonus Leap Day Reading: Acts 3

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

 

This is a model of the Temple from the time of Jesus, where it was situated on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Temple was destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. Today, a Muslim mosque, known as the Dome of the Rock (seen in the background), is located on that same Temple Mount.

This is a model of the Temple from the time of Jesus, where it was situated on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Temple was destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. Today, a Muslim mosque, known as the Dome of the Rock (seen in the background), is located on that same Temple Mount. This is where the miracle in today’s reading took place.

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

Key Verse: Acts 3:8

And he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them — walking, leaping, and praising God.

 

This is a once in four years blog, as 2016 is a leap year. Therefore, we have one extra day, February 29th. Rather than change the regular flow of our two-year journey through the Bible I’ve decided to add a special reading which should give us all great joy. Here were two Apostles, Peter and John, entering the Temple for a 3 p.m. prayer meeting. Those leading the Temple services were the very ones who had conspired to have Jesus crucified, but nothing would deter Jesus’ followers from participating in the life of their Jewish people. They had every reason to never enter the Temple again. As followers of Jesus, we must be there where the people are, in the midst of the culture, in order to meet human need and to impact that culture with the Good News of Jesus!!! It was not the “leaping man” who brought a great many to Christ that day. It was the preaching of the Word by Peter. The former lame man’s “leaping” succeeded in getting the attention of the people so that they would listen to the message. Let’s ask ourselves, What are we doing to get the attention of people so that we then can give out God’s Word? Be creative! Do something today to get someone’s time, eyes and ears, and then share Jesus!!! It may not be as dramatic as a miraculous healing. It could be as simple as a hug for a hurting person, which will provide the opportunity we need to bring someone to the Saviour.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, with “leaping up” fervency I ask for Your Holy Spirit to empower me today to get someone’s attention, so that, like Peter, I can share Your Word. In Your all-powerful Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

The leap year is necessary to adjust our calendars so that they will reflect accurately the movement of the Earth around the Sun and the Moon around the Earth. I don’t understand it all, but I have an extra day. I’m using this day to keep a check-up appointment at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario. I’m now two years past my predicted expiry date. I believe that the same power of Jesus that caused the lame man at the Temple to leap up is at work in my life. I feel great! Please pray for me that I’ll share Jesus effectively today. I’m praying for every blog partner!

Click here for an example of a time on live TV when I did leap up and dance for joy. I hope that occasion did rap the attention of some viewers so that they heard the testimony which followed.

Yours for a happy Leap Day,

David

25 thoughts on “Monday, February 29, 2016

  1. What joy to hear Georgian Banov play his “fiddle” and there in the front row of the audience are 2 people from my town! Also, glad to hear your feeling good and that your going for your check-up! God is good! I’ll be dancing to that music all day! What a joy!
    Blessings to all.

  2. Was unable to open the link to watch you jumping for joy, dear David; unfortunately, I can’t open any links for some reason, this morning and will be unable to post a song; maybe one of the other saints can do so. Praise God you are feeling so well. We are all keeping you in our prayers for a successful follow-up appointment. God continue to bless and flow through you, fine sir. Amen. Blessings dearest saints.

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 KJV.

  3. There was a man sent from GOD who’s name was David MAINSE.
    Bless you brother David; and YES, we will pray for you today that by the GRACE of GOD,our LOVELY LORD JESUS will continue to touch you with HIS MIGHTY Healing Hand and also that GOD will give you opportunity to witness the LOVE of CHRIST today. GOD knows this old world need HIM.
    Please give our love to Norma Jean; we attended many of her services years ago (at least my wife did) called “WOMEN WHO WIN” Bless you.
    Rev. Terry & Marianna Felvus- Grassie. On.

  4. Happy leap day everyone. Great music this morning. We’re confident David that you will have your doctors give you a clean bill of health again today. Keep on keeping on…

    May God bless each of us this special day. God Bless

  5. Amen! Rob for that beautiful music, Because He Lives.

    Glad to know you are well Pastor Mainse & praise our Lord Jesus for
    healing you. Thanks for sharing the fiddle rendition by Georgian Banov.
    It was very inspiring!

    May God bless everyone on this blog, Amen!

  6. Blessings and prayers go with you today Pastor David and we thank You Lord for a good report. We pray someone Pastor David meets will hear the gospel today.

    An update on our granddaughter Cathryn …. She sees the heart specialist tomorrow morning for the results of her tests. Praising God that her report is good. Our God is a Healing God. Amelia’s blood test has been sent to Sick Kid hospital. Thank you for your prayers for our girls. Happy leaping day and blessings to all.

  7. Praying for a GOOD REPORT for you Pastor David, a clean slate from Our Lord Jesus Christ!!
    Thank you for the link…you leaping and dancing!! I also went into the link where your Grand-daughter Raechelle prayed for your healing…PRAISE GOD HE HEARD THAT PRAYER!! Yes there were many tears, including mine today.
    Also clicked on the link “Remembering Rhonda Glen” tears too as I joined in remembering Rhonda!!

    Blessings of “Joy unspeakable and full of Glory” to you and your family…also to all who share in this morning manna!!!

  8. Yes, trust you got a good report today David. Love Georgian Banov and his fiddle playing, a real talent and your dancing. Was sitting at the hospital day and a night over the weekend, got behind and it takes a while to get caught up. My friend went into a retirement home today. Appreciate the song, “Because He Lives” Rob. God bless you David, Norma Jean, and all the family!

  9. Please pray for my youngest brother Eldon. Last Saturday he fell in a store and cracked his vertebrae. Seems to also have some neurological problems and scierosis of the liver. He is deeply into the Masons and needs to surrender all to the Lord! I am going to see him tomorrow in Maine and pray his heart will be softened. Thanks so much for your prayers. God bless!

    • Praying for your baby brother, Eldon’s salvation, health, wellness, softness of heart, and coming to know and claim Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour, sister Ger. Be blessed tomorrow on your way to Maine and visit with him; with angels all around you.

    • Lord You know Ger’s Brother Eldon, he fell and suffered some serious injuries and has liver disease,
      Lord it reminds me of what ends You will go to get someone’s attention! I believe You were calling Eldon along time ago and he perhaps didn’t feel worthy to come to You and the Masons were handy! This is such an empty group, I didn’t think they were still around! I pray the Holy Spirit will dissolve this group, they have no substance at all!
      Lord Only YOU have substance for all of us, YOU have unconditional love for all of us! I pray the Holy Spirit will speak to Eldon’s heart, that he will be over joyed to see his sister! I pray the Holy Spirit will open his heart to receive Jesus Christ as his Saviour! The angels will be singing prises of glory and honour to our God! It will be a time to dance a joyful dance! In Jesus Name We Pray AMEN!

  10. Thank you sister Beverlee and Nan for your faithful prayers for my brother. It is wonderful to have this family here who are prayer warriors. Will keep you informed and God bless you.

    • Lifting your brother before God dear sister Ger and that his heart will be prepared to receive your love and that of the Saviour.

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