Thursday, February 7, 2019

IT’S A HIT

Today’s Reading: Judges 5

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Jewish children dance at a presentation in Jerusalem.

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Key Verse: Judges 5:3

Hear, O kings! Give ear, O princes!
I, even I, will sing to the Lord;
I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.

 

Yesterday we read of a hit from a hammer on a tent peg; today it’s a hit song that I’m sure became #1 with the Children of Israel. Another generation learned through this song. They learned that those who love the Lord will be “Like the sun when it comes out in full strength.” The result was 40 more years of faithfulness to the God of Abraham, Isaac, Moses, Joshua and Deborah. We have great advantages in knowing God in our time. Back then they had the scrolls of the first books of the Bible, but very few of these children of ex-slaves could read. The synagogue movement where the Scriptures are taught by the Rabbi was still to come 1,000 years later. The people would gather for a message from their spiritual and temporal leader only once a year. No wonder they wandered far from God. The influences from the Canaanite culture were strong, and unless each family had daily prayer and the recitation of God’s stories, they were easily overcome by the evil around them.

What is our excuse when the prevailing culture overcomes any godly influence we may have on our children and grandchildren? Just think of the helps to godliness we have which the second and third generations of Israelites did not have. When we consider our struggles today, perhaps we should not judge those people too harshly.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

[As you pray today, think of the ways your life is enriched through your local Body of Believers. We are a blessed people.]

Lord God, I have a great local congregation. I have Sunday services, weekly prayer meetings and Bible studies. I read my Bible every day and watch 100 Huntley Street on TV daily. Help me to be consistent in my personal prayer life, oh Lord. Compared to the Israelites in Deborah’s day, I have absolutely no excuse for ever drifting away from You. Thank You, Jesus! Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Compared to the early Israelites, I have so much to be thankful for when I consider the spiritual input I had as a child. We prayed on our knees three times a day as a family, plus “Now I lay me down to sleep” at bed time. My Dad, Rev. Dr. Roy Lake Mainse, served as a missionary, a pastor, and a college president. During his years as an educator, he approved of my Sunday schedule…10 a.m. Sunday School at our own church, 2 p.m. at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and then 3 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church almost across the street. For some reason, I loved every minute. Okay, there were other reasons. I was not allowed to play ball with my friends on Sunday afternoon, and I also got to play in the Salvation Army band. If I can find a picture of my Dad, I’ll attach it below. Just look at him. He was “Authority” in my eyes. I’m ever so thankful. My mother passed away when I was 12, and my Dad and I grew so very close. He’d be 120 if he were still alive here on earth. In case they read this in Heaven, I love you Dad and Mom, and I’ll see you soon!

Yours because of all the blessings we’ve received from generations past, including the generation of Judge Deborah,

David

My Father and Mother, Rev. Dr. Roy and Hazel Mainse.

8 thoughts on “Thursday, February 7, 2019

  1. Wonderful photo of David’s parents. I can imagine them all rejoicing together in heaven, in the splendor of our King. I am back to following the practice of praying on my hands and knees, morning and night, in prayer. But I am going to add in at lunch time with bible study. Thank You Jesus and blessings to all the saints in the Lord.

    My internet is down, so I am at McDonald’s after swimming at the pool. So treacherous outside–took an hour to de-ice my car. Please be safe, fellow saints.

    Thank you so much for reminding me I am loved–Joy, Sah, Luisa, Eleanor, Ger, and Irene. Your loving words and prayers brought tears to my eyes. And for your on-going uplifting poems, Bill.

    Joy, I pray for the healing of your son and that his health improves completely. May the precious Blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ wash over him. In His mighty Name, we pray. Amen, amen, and amen.

    Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 ESV

    • Good for you Beverlee Kay! You go swimming! Yes please take it very easy; the ice is bad and we are going to have more snow, Thank You Lord for this extra moisture which is badly needed in the forests;
      I off to swim exercises also…
      God we ask that You would keep us all safe; we pray for healing for Joy`s son; Lord these things that happen in our lives makes us realize how much we need YOU TO HANDLE LIFE FOR US: EVERY ASPECT OF OUR LIVES; WE THANK YOU LORD AND WE LOVE YOU LORD IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY AMEN AMEN AMEN

  2. Thought you would like this, especially, Ger.

    Judges 5 (Song of Deborah & Barak)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CKn1_QhF80

    The Song of Deborah

    Deborah
    This is the song of Deborah
    Deborah the prophetess
    crowned in victory
    CROWNED BY GOD.
    On to the High of the Tabor Mountain
    she’s broken the darkness
    into the depth of THE PRESENCE OF GOD
    she conquered the enemy.
    This is the History of Deborah
    Deborah the judge
    when the people were in sin
    she broth THE ORDER OF GOD.
    On to the high of the Tabor mountain
    she’s broken the darkness
    into the depth of THE PRESENCE OF GOD
    she conquered the enemy.
    Wake up and fight
    Sing and pray
    Conquer the world
    COME ON CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST…
    ALL THE GLORY
    ALL THE POWER
    ALL THE VICTORY
    IS FOR THE LORD.

    Songwriters: David Michael Stoll / DP
    The Song of Deborah lyrics © Novello & Co. Ltd.

  3. Yes, a wonderful picture of David’s parents! Thank you Beverlee for that Song of Deborah. Love her story, a mother of Israel. Lord give us all the strength of Deborah and Barak as we fight our battles in our area here on earth today. Help us to be courageous not turning our backs to the enemy of our souls in Jesus Name. Amen! The Lord is waking me up at 5am I believe to pray. Be safe saints of God!

    • Amen, Ger. It was interesting what you said yesterday about the spiritual principalities seeking to cause upset for us. I have cleaned out my place on more than one occasion, thinking everything that could have possible evil energy was removed. Yesterday, I was watching old movies on DVD’s and one of them was Sherlock Holmes. After watching the devil sacrifice and pentagram scene, I knew to throw this out in the garbage because it would definitely be allowing the door to demonic energies to be opened. I will do another cleansing of oil anointing and prayer over each door and window.

      • Once again Beverlee Kay you are an inspiration to all of us! I must tell you that I speak VERY LOUDLY when I plead the Blood of the Lamb over me and everything else, car, swim gear, and so on….I also SPEAK VERY LOUD when I rebuke the devil, a neighbour asked me if I was ok because she heard some LOUD VOICES, I smiled and said everything was ok, everything had been blessed by God and I gave her a hug and she seemed to understand….

        Pray for her, her name is Judy and she visits hubby every day,he is in extended care, pray she has the energy to live each day; pray she keeps busy and does not get to lonely..Thank you Lord in Jesus Name we Pray

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