Saturday, June 24, 2017

HE IS GOOD

Today’s┬áReading: 2 Chronicles 7-8

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Light rays from the stained glass in the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth fall upon the wall where Jesus is depicted upon the Cross. Other photos of this beautiful church are at the bottom of today’s posting.

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

 

Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 7:3

When all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord on the temple, they bowed their faces to the ground on the pavement, and worshiped and praised the Lord, saying: “For He is good, For His mercy endures forever.”

 

In yesterday’s reading, Solomon repeatedly asked for forgiveness, for God’s presence to rest in the Temple, and for God’s blessing on the priests and the people. He had not asked for any supernatural manifestations. God did declare, “I have heard your prayer and I am with you!” Now God confirms His Word with signs following. Today’s reading tells us that fire and the glory of the Lord appeared. During the 40 years of the wilderness journey, God had manifested Himself to His people with fire and with the cloud of His glory, and now He shows the people that He is still with them. The people worshipped God with the familiar words, “He is good and His love endures forever.”

The fire of God was seen, and the sound of a mighty rushing wind was heard at the beginning of the building of Jesus’ Temple, the Church (Acts 2:1-4). Also, the supernatural sign of speaking in tongues was manifested. The 120 became the living Temple of God, Jesus Himself being the Chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:19-22).

Twenty years have passed and we find Solomon and the people content, enjoying peace and safety, and in a dangerous place spiritually. We must guard against complacency, taking the blessing of God for granted. Solomon was about to step on the slippery slope of compromise which turned his heart away from his original commitment to the purity of his relationship with God.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You for the manifestations of Your presence. I pray that I will so live that You will be pleased to continue the signs and wonders which accompany Your presence. I worship You for You, Yourself, Lord Jesus, not for what You do. Your Word declares that “signs follow them that believe.” I soak in Your presence day after day. Praise You, Lord, for You are “Good.” Your “Mercy endures forever.” Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In 1981 Crossroads Christian Communications sponsored “Salute to Canada,” 25 LIVE 90-minute telecasts from 25 cities over a period of 31 days. I have many memories of praying with the leaders of cities, of provinces, and of the country. One farmer was so enthusiastic that he cut the words, “Welcome Salute to Canada” into the wheat on a hillside which we read as we approached Edmonton, Alberta. The theme Bible verse for “Salute” is in today’s reading…2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people who are called by My Name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” I believe that God is in the process of doing just that some 36 years later, as I do my part and as others join in with the call of God to be “humble” and to repent of “wicked ways.”

Yours for God to “Hear from Heaven…forgive…and heal,”

David

P.S. Here are a couple of pictures from “Salute to Canada” (click on them to enlarge)…

Father Bob MacDougall and I on our mobile stage during Salute To Canada, 1981.

On Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

Another view inside the Church of Annunciation in Nazareth.

Outside view of the Church of Annunciation.

24 thoughts on “Saturday, June 24, 2017

  1. I was thinking exactly the same as your 100 personal words! I was praying for people to come to the Lord, confess their sins, tell the Lord they are sorry for their actions and receive God’s abundant and over whelming forgiveness!
    I have done this earlier in the day! I am thankful that God has forgiven me!
    I thank God for all those who have been healed of illnesses, surgery, addictions!
    I pray God will help marriages that need great help to continue; I pray that good jobs come to those who are looking for work!
    I pray that people will come to the realization that everyone needs a Saviour, and that Saviour is Jesus Christ, He is the True Son of God, Son of Man WHO
    died and rose and through His resurrection we have eternal life!
    Thank you Lord, thank you, in Jesus Name I Pray amen amen amen

  2. Wonderful photos, today; thank you, Reynold. And to you, David–what a legacy you have left. Amen that the rain has stopped. God’s continued blessings to all saints in the Lord.

    Oh give thanks unto the God of heaven;
    For his loving kindness endureth for ever.
    Psalm 136:26 ASV

    His Love Endures Forever, Michael Smith (with lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP7FK2ewTG0

  3. Father God,
    You are good; Your love & mercies endureth forever!!!
    Today is the day that You have made & You have given me another opportunity to give You praise…I’ll keep praising You with a heart of thanksgiving.
    Thank you Rev. Mainse & family for your continued dedication & labour of love to bring us God’s word through your blog.
    Have an absolutely Blessed Saturday my fellow blog readers!!
    God is Love!!

  4. Praise God!
    Pastor Mainse, you are an inspiration. Seeing how God has used you is a cause for rejoicing and hope!!

    God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah.
    That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee.
    O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah.
    Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. (!!!!!)
    Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. (AMEN!!)
    (Psalm 67)

  5. I was so incredibly blessed, as a new Christian, to be part of the gathering in Charlottetown which culminated the Salute to Canada tour back in 1981. I am so thankful to God for you David, and the 100 Huntley Street ministry that has seen so many Canadians come to faith in Christ over these past 40 years.

  6. Amen, thank you for your dedication to this country in prayer and deeds Pastor David. Have followed all these events via 100 Huntley St. Has had an effect on our nation that is ongoing by the number of calls coming into the prayer line every day. God bless you and all those who participated with you. Beautiful church in Nazareth as well. May the Lord work in the heart of your nephew as well Beverlee and make him into a great witness to Him. Have been attending two school functions the last couple days. Mother and I attended grandchildren functions; now it is great grandchildren and it is a joy. God bless all of you fellowbloggers.

  7. My only sibling, my sister, suffered a T.I.A. (mini stroke) today as I visited her. I am quite cut to the core at the moment. I prayed and anointed her with oil (which I carry) and left her in God’s Care. A T.I.A. can be the beginning of release from this world or the next one could be the final one. To go into the Presence of God, would be the Very Greatest Blessing. She has lived a very challenged life all of her life (very disabled).

    • You are and have been a very devoted sister all these years–I pray God will strengthen you to face any challenges ahead, as well as the grief should she pass — you are doing what you can for her– praying and leaving her in God’s care– I am keeping her and you in my prayers

  8. How precious that you were able to be with your sister at her time of need; and to have the opportunity to pray for her and anoint her with oil. Thank you Jesus for Your highest and best for Doreen’s sister at this time and always, Amen!

  9. Thank you Reynold and Pastor David for posting those special photos! And for bless you Ron as you read the vlog; always great to see and hear you; God Bless you all for your faithfulness in presenting this manna to us daily!!

    Blessings to all bloggers…have a wonderful day!!

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