Monday, November 5, 2018

FAMILIES

Today’s Reading: Numbers 3

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A Jewish man holds his Hebrew writings and prays at the Western “Wailing” Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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Key Verse: Numbers 3:12

Now behold, I Myself have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of every firstborn who opens the womb among the children of Israel. Therefore the Levites shall be Mine.

 

Moses was a descendant of Levi, one of the sons of Jacob. Here, God commands Moses to separate the Levites from all of the other Children of Israel so they can be consecrated to Him for the service of the Tabernacle, and to represent God to the people and the people to God. God chose Moses when he was a tiny baby and gave him favour with Pharaoh’s daughter so that Moses was raised in the culture and learning of Egypt. God sent Moses into the wilderness for 40 more years of education and experience before he was ready to lead all the tribes out of Egypt.

In our key verse, God hints at His great plan of redemption. In this case, it is one Levite for each firstborn of all Israel; eventually, it was to be God’s Firstborn and only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, for all mankind.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, just as You organized the Children of Israel, organize me and my descendants so that we may fulfill Your purpose. Please continue to do this for every family who seeks to follow Your will for their lives. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I believe God made a choice when my great-grandfather was converted in a Methodist revival. His Dad was a drunk who gambled away the farm and then disappeared from the scene, never to be found. The future of the Mainse side of my family was determined by an act of God in the salvation of Joseph Mainse. His sons, Allen, my grandfather, and Edward, my great-uncle, were known as great men of prayer. My Father, Roy, was called of God to preach and teach the Word of God. God separated me for His purpose. My children, Elaine and Bruce Stacey, Ellen and Nizar Shaheen, Reynold and Kathy Mainse, and Ron and Ann Mainse, all have the call of God on their lives.

Yours to emphasize that God is at work in your family too,

David

11 thoughts on “Monday, November 5, 2018

  1. Praise God for the Mainse family, carrying on the anointing through to the next generation. Praying for all saints needing strength, today. May the loving arms of our Lord and Saviour be wrapped around you. Oh, how He loves you, so.

    And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” Isaiah 6:3 NIV

    Andrea Bocelli, Matteo Bocelli – Fall On Me
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  2. Amen, Anne, Beverlee, Dale and Blessed. For my family too. To God be the Glory, I was the first one saved of 13 living children in my family, others are now saved and others to be saved. Complete Household Salvation Lord for all of us as was preached on 100 Huntley St. by Rev. Philip Cameron and his father and Rev. David Mainse. So be it, Amen!

  3. Just had power restored last evening so did 2 devotions today and grateful for this link from Beverlee,mentioned yesterday.
    I too pray for my family of,mostly,unbelievers,especially my son….but I know the Lord is working on him.Keep praying for the Lord works in realms we can not see.Yall have a great day.God bless

  4. The internet has some great quotes and info. God be with all dear saints today and always. God is at work in my family too and I pray He is in all families.
    We’re getting waaaay too much snow today:-)! God wants it that way ’cause I’ve asked Him to stop it, so……:-).

    “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life” (Philippians 2:14-16).

  5. The word and guidance the Lord gives is so specific. No detail is left out…The Israelites knew exactly the order in which they should travel.

    Praise God, every detail is important to Him.

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