Wednesday, October 25, 2017

“PRAISE THE LORD!” 

Today’s Reading: Psalms 105

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The Giza necropolis, situated in the immediate vicinity of the southwestern suburbs of Cairo, is home to the most famous ancient Egyptian monuments. The Great Pyramid of Khufu (on the right) is the oldest and sole remnant of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Over 2 million blocks of stone were used to construct the pyramid during a 20-year period, concluding around 2560 BC, at about the same time period in which Chinese became the world’s first written language (don’t miss the amazing message from a Chinese Pastor in Singapore attached to yesterday’s blog). The pyramid is awe-inspiring, rising 139 metres (455 feet) high, making it the largest pyramid in Egypt. Abraham would have passed by this pyramid on his way into Egypt, and the Hebrew slaves on their way out of Egypt.

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

 

Key Verses: Psalm 105:1-3

Oh, give thanks to the Lord!

Call upon His name;

Make known His deeds among the peoples!

Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;

Talk of all His wondrous works!

Glory in His holy name;

 

Those first three verses of today’s reading sum up what we should do daily. (1) Give thanks! (2) Pray! (3) Communicate! (4) Sing! (5) Testify! These are the five essential elements of our mission! How long are we to do this? Psalm 105:8 lets us know the answer, “For a thousand generations!” Our responsibilities are not over yet! God remembers “His holy promise.” He promised Abraham that in his seed (105:6) all nations would be blessed! Together we will help make the blessing of the “Seed of Abraham,” Jesus, known to the whole world! Read Genesis 22:1-18. God spared Abraham’s son but did not spare His own Son. Our job is to make this known to all generations!!! EVERYBODY HELP!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord Jesus, I pray with thanksgiving for the entire Crossroads team. I ask for Your Holy Spirit to communicate through them in a powerful way. Lord God, please encourage the Crossroads team by our support. Thus, all of us together will enable the leadership and the Board to establish the plan in following God’s instructions given in our key verses! In the Name of the “Seed” (singular) of Abraham, Jesus, I pray! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As founders of the Crossroads Family of Ministries, Norma-Jean and I have experienced such “joy” and “gladness.” We read those words in verse 43 of today’s reading! Through the years, we’ve reached out with soul-winning television productions for children, teens, families, and people of all ages. A quarter of a million children and teens have spent at least a week each at the Circle Square Ranches over the years, and approximately 60% came from homes where they don’t attend Church. About 100,000 of these have made first-time decisions to give their lives to Jesus! We have graduates from our School of Broadcasting and Communications in over 80 countries of the world, and many of them are reaching their own people on television with the message of Jesus! I could give more examples of what has been accomplished (“remember” as Psalm 105 tells us), but the reason I’m telling this story again is that I know what it is to carry the heavy burden of leadership. It is a huge responsibility before God to make sure sufficient funds are on hand to do all that God expects of us! Remember to pray for and support our Crossroads leadership team!

Yours to help Crossroads not only to survive but to thrive in the saving of precious souls for time and for eternity!

David

The Luxor Temple is located on the east bank of the River Nile in the ancient city of Thebes and was founded in 1400 BC during the New Kingdom, about 100 years after the Hebrew slaves had escaped their bondage in Egypt. Today’s reading tells us that, “Egypt was glad when they departed for the fear of them had fallen upon them” (Psalm 105:38). Let us consider the impact of these visual temple scenes on the people! Today’s visual support for our message is television!!! Imagine the cost and sacrifice involved in building the pyramids and temples. To fulfill the Crossroads mission, it requires all who will to give sacrificially so that the “Glory” of His holy Name will be seen and heard all over the world!!! Together we are building, not a temple of stone, or a memorial to a dead Pharaoh, but a worldwide communications network potentially reaching every person with the saving message of Christ.

13 thoughts on “Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  1. If is a very big word…..
    I have to tell you this:Pastor John Fortier,who served in Brighton concurrent to Pst.David,their wives had a mutual friend there,is always talking to God.He speaks a short prayer for anyone at the side of the highway…just in case.That is just one example and this is instinctive to him.One of my closest friends and the most humble man I know.Nuff said….
    From Eternal Loss

    If I had been the only one,
    No matter what I had done,
    He would have sent His only Son,
    To die before the setting sun.

    I may have thought I was dirt,
    But He loved me anyway,
    Through all the trials and hurt
    To save me for judgement day.

    He broke the demon’s strangle hold
    But we have to be free to choose,
    Either love or Satan’s earthly gold,
    But choose the glitter,then you loose.

    So choose the path away from wealth,
    For riches bring a fool to ruin
    And you will find in heaven’s stealth
    That treasure there is widely strewn.

    Free choice is a gift to all,
    It came with Him off the cross,
    And if I stumble and I fall,
    He saves me from eternal loss.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 23 March, 2014

  2. Good tribute to Pastor David Mainse on his one month memorial day. What a blessing 100 Huntley St. has been to us over the years and is still a blessing. God bless you Mainse family and all the staff at Crossroads.

  3. Praise God for this Psalm. Thinking about you, Norma Jean, and keeping you in prayer. Saints, please pray for my dear friend, Shirley, my Kingston mom, who was just diagnosed with cancer. God hold her tightly, ease her pain and give her strength in the coming months. Blessings fellow saints in the Lord; may you all be at peace, today.

    Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles,
    And sing praises to Your name. 2 Samuel 22:50 NKJV

    I Sing Praises To Your Name! Jentzen Franklin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXl7BNyYP2w

    • Beverlee, I lift up your friend Shirley unto the Lord. Praying for His Highest and best in her life. I pray for His arms to enclose her with His Peace that passes all understanding. And I pray for wisdom for all who will be attending to her that nothing be done that should not be done. And for peace for those who love and care for her. I pray for the Lord’s healing power to pour over her with His anointing all from the top of her head all through her being. I pray this Father In the Mighty Name of Jesus. Amen!

    • Lord God You are much much stronger than any cancer on this earth! We pray that Your Will be done in Shirley’s life! Lord You removed smoking/alcohol from me in a “snap” We pray that You Lord will remove this cancer in a “snap” we Thank You Lord for Your daily love, grace and mercy. AMEN

  4. Thanks for posting those wonderful photos with comments on them.
    I agreed in prayer with Pastor David. And his exposition of today’s wonderful Psalm exhorting us to pray, give thanks, communicate in song, worship, glorifying the Lord.
    Thank you Ron and Ann and all the Mainse family for continuing to carry on the ministry your Dad began, and a special blessing on Norma-Jean who supported and stood by him all through those many year. My prayers continue to be with you in and through this time.

  5. I am so thankful for this wonderful ministry, for David Mainse for planting the seed and he and Norma Jean nurturing it for many years. I am thankful for all who carry on this ministry today. You are in my prayers as you grieve and as you carry on God’s Amazing Work..

  6. Agreeing in prayer for your Kingston Mom Shirley Beverlee that you will be with her in a special way during this difficult time in her life, and yes Lord we ask for healing as you have paid for that for us. In your Precious Name. Amen!

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