Saturday, April 14, 2018

FROM EVERLASTING

Today’s Reading: Micah 5-6

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

 

Manger Square in Bethlehem is just across the street from the Church of the Nativity, which is built over the spot where it is believed that Jesus was born. The Palestinian government has offices here. God has something to say to political authorities.

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

 

Key Verses: Micah 5:2, 6:8

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,

Yet out of you shall come forth to Me

The One to be Ruler in Israel,

Whose goings forth are from of old,

From everlasting…

He has shown you, O man, what is good;

And what does the Lord require of you

But to do justly,

To love mercy,

And to walk humbly with your God?

 

The Bible scholars consulted by King Herod during the visit of the wise men had no trouble finding the scroll which contained the 700-year-old words of Micah and identifying the place of the birth of “the One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth have been from old, from everlasting!” (literally the days of eternity). If the story of the birth of Jesus was not true, one would think that, with the amazing growth of the Jesus movement in Jerusalem, it would’ve brought official denials recorded in the Mishna (minutes of the Jewish ruling council which still exist today), from the priest/historian Josephus, or the Jewish teachers such as Gamaliel, grandson of the famous Rabbi Hillel; but there is no record which denies  the claims of the Apostles and others (read Matthew 2:1-12). Rabbi Saul, student of Gamaliel, who became the Apostle Paul, wrote, “Concerning His Son Jesus Christ [Messiah] our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh…” (Romans 1:1-6).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, thank You for what Peter called “The prophetic word made more sure, which you would do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place” (2 Peter 1:19a). I pray that I will see with insight, with a new perception, and a clarity of understanding. May I reflect Your light into dark places today. I ask this in the Name of “the Light of the World,” Jesus Christ. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’ve quoted often the words of our second key verse, but the most memorable time was on a phone call to former Prime Minister of Canada, the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney. He had given me his private phone number sometime earlier, and I had never used it prior to this occasion. Now it was different. He had just lost a referendum on his formula to bring the French speaking province of Quebec into full partnership in the constitution of Canada. He had invested all his political capital and years of his time into the fulfillment of this vision. As I knelt in prayer that evening after the vote tally was in, I knew it was time to call him. Norma-Jean was beside me and she heard me say, “This is David Mainse. Is the Prime Minister in?” A lady said, “No, he’s at Meech Lake. He needs to talk to you, I’ll put you through.” A very discouraged Prime Minister said, “Hello.” His voice, always low, was lower than usual. When I told him who it was, he said, “I’m sitting here on the couch with my children. I’m reading them a story, thanks for calling.” In order to not keep him too long away from his children I got right to my point. I said, “I believe that God has a word for you. You’ve worked very hard to do what you believe is best for Canada. On behalf of all of us, thank you!” Then I shared the Word from the prophet Micah. I said, “Here’s all God expects of you: ‘What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?'” (Micah 6:8b). He thanked me for praying for him, his family and his government, and then we said goodbye. On a previous visit, he said that he and his wife, Mila, watched a 100 Huntley Street repeat most evenings around midnight. He laughed and said that I helped him sleep well.

Yours for the Word that God has for each person from His Book!

David

P.S. Below is Prime Minister Brian Mulroney receiving one the books on Canada’s spiritual heritage which Crossroads published. Because of the 100 Huntley Street Christian television ministry, I’ve had the honour to converse with all our Canadian Prime Ministers who have served our country over the last few decades (except for the very short term P.M. Kim Campbell).  I pray every morning for, as Paul writes, “All who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who desires all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:2-4).

29 thoughts on “Saturday, April 14, 2018

  1. Praying for our Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, the Canadian government, and the protection of all Canadians; for US President Donald Trump, British PM Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron; for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and for all world leaders. Praying for nations to be praying together, and for God’s intervention to bring peace to the world. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord.

    Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before you. Psalm 89:14 ESV

    Open the Eyes of my Heart, Christopher Duffley
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F_W_zl61bI

    • Amen Beverlee Kay. Thanks for sharing.
      Continuing to pray for peace in this world, by the grace
      of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen!

      It is amazing how our Heavenly Father speaks through
      an innocent child! To God be the Glory!

    • Thank you Beverlee for posting that song; amazing, all God’s children are precious to Him and He anoints them all with His love!!

  2. Interesting that Pastor David should be talking about country, government and leaders today after the air strike by US, Britain and France last night which I watched on tv to midnight. Joining you in prayer Beverlee for the leaders concerned, and our leader and country. God bless you saints.

    • My thoughts also Ger Joining you and Beverlee in prayer. Also I am praying safety for all in the areas of this storm.
      I had to laugh at my 40 year old son, he called to see how we are and said that he forbids us to go out of the house. He is a loving kind man and has been so good to Edward and I. Udate on our health: We are coming along, I am going for therapy for a badly torn rotorcuff. Edward still has some pain from his back surgery and will have an MRI on May 7. Stay safe my dear blog friends. Eleanor M.

      • Praying for your healing, Eleanor, and for your husband Edward. The storm has hit here, too. Yes, be safe dearest saints.

      • TY Eleanor for sharing;
        TY Lord for laughter; praying the Lord will fill both you & hubby’s life with a great uplifting spirit of laughter; an uplifting spirit of great healing from the Lord God to every part of your bodies! We Thank the Lord for all He has done in your lives and will continue to do always…..
        we pray the MRI on May 7th will show good health news….TY Lord again for the blessings in the lives of Eleanor and husband and for all of us on this blog!!
        Lord we pray that You would keep watch over our world in Jesus Name we Pray amen

        • Sah thank you so much for your understanding ways, and your prayers. I am praying for you that The Lord will bless you and supply All your needs. You are His Child and He loves you so much. He hears our prayers and He will answer in His time. Blessings dear friend.

  3. May Our Lord and Savior be with you and bless you all in all your ways this day and always!
    Bless you Ron and Ann Mainse for this blog and all you do. Enjoyed your ministry on Marriage relationship, on TV!

  4. Amen to all these prayers.

    The Lion and the Lamb, our God is all in all. May all throughout the nations obey His gospel call.
    His voice is ever calling to every sin-sick soul, “Come to Me, ye broken, and I will make thee whole.”
    And may us, all Your people, heed Your great command, and bring the gospel message to sea and sky and land.

  5. Great photo of the Manger square in Bethlemhem, Reynold! And the one of David and Brian Mulrony: What a great influence David Mainse was on our behalf in this Nation of Canda!! What a legacy he left!!

  6. I am still stumped! a pray partner with a lovely accent pushed some button to stop me from phoning for prayers as I apparently made one prayer call to many!
    I can’t reach Lorna Dueck or Ron Mainse! HELP PLEASE!
    I am so sad about this situation…..the group that meets together to pray is also upset about this and this move will result in lower donations……..I do know the devil is the culprit, in Jesus Name I rebuke the devil..I would ask for prayers to end this nonsense TY IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN

  7. Prayers of healing for Shelby who was physically abused & has broken bones; healing for Walt, he fell and also broke shoulder; pray for victory for those who are in addictions programs to change their lives around; May God help them; give them the power they need to walk away and stay clean and be useful & productive in God’s Kingdom;
    pray for financial blessing on those who need this blessing, may they receive over and above their needs and reach out to help others
    we thank you Lord God in Jesus name we Pray amen amen amen

  8. Lord I don’t know what is happening to our leaders Only You Lord know what is going on! Bring peace Lord, we thank you Lord for always hearing our prayers. bless marriages, children,elderly,Pastors, Missionaries,medical staff;First Responders, bless us all Lord in Jesus Name I Pray amen

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