Monday, July 23, 2012


Suggested Reading: Genesis 49-50

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The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

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Key Verse: Genesis 49:10

The scepter shall not depart from Judah,
Nor a lawgiver from between his feet,
Until Shiloh comes;
And to Him shall be the obedience of the people.

Judah is the name from which the term “Jew” is derived, and all of the descendants of Jacob are now known as Jews. Judah was the fourth son of Jacob. He became the ancestor and a type or picture of Jesus. From his father Jacob, he received a prophetic word which can only fit the person of Jesus. His brothers will praise Him. Verse eight also indicates that He will judge the world (John12:31). Romans 14:10 tells us that, “We shall all stand before the judgement seat of Christ.” Judah is given the names “Lion” and “Shiloh” (peace). Only in Jesus is this fulfilled. Jesus both wins ultimate victory over His enemies and establishes eternal peace. Judah is told that others will bow to him; this prefigures the worship due to Jesus Christ. Jacob goes on the say, “He washed his garments in wine.” Jesus took the wine and said, “This is my blood” (Matt 26:28). To Whom, other than Jesus, could the personal pronouns in the book of Isaiah refer? If you find time, please check this out by reading Isaiah 63:1-3.


Lord Jesus, I worship You. May I live in Your victory and in Your peace. Thank You for Your blood which cleanses me from all sin (1 John 1:7-9). Amen!


I had the honour of being graduation speaker at Southeastern University in Florida. One of the professors approached me and said that He was teaching religion and they were studying the prophet Isaiah. He went on to say, “Now, if I could only get my students to read Isaiah.” I suggested a mandatory assignment which would be graded upon completion. I said, “Require them to identify every personal pronoun in Isaiah and try to find any person who ever lived whose name could replace those pronouns.” Some months later, he communicated to me that they did this and the only name they could come up with was “Jesus.” God willing, when we arrive in the book of Isaiah, I’ll tell you about the Regina, Saskatchewan, Jewish M.D. who became a believer in Jesus as a result of an hour spent with him going through the personal pronouns of Isaiah. Tomorrow, God willing, we jump into the Gospel of Mark. Please do your best to encourage your friends to follow along with us in this daily blog.

Yours to exalt Jesus together,


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11 thoughts on “Monday, July 23, 2012

  1. You know David, I’m sure I’ve read this scripture many times before, but I never picked up this foreshadowing of the Messiah in the past. Last evening I read the scripture and picked it out right away; isn’t it amazing the wealth of wisdom and knowledge the scriptures bring to us? We can never exhaust the scriptures, for we could read it for years and years and still pick out new truths that have never spoken to us before. Thank you for your lessons today David, most revealing and educational. Oh yeah, can we apply for a diploma in theology in a couple of years? haha!

  2. Thank you for this lesson, you have challenged me to read through Isaiah and pick out the pronouns found there. It reminds me the day I journeyed through a book of chourses to find all the pronouns put in place of the name, Jesus.
    I love to replace those words with the proper name “Jesus”.
    God bless and keep the blogs coming.

  3. I have just discovered/started to read your Blog.The scripture, your words and prayer bring peace. Thank you for sharing. G

  4. Genesis was an amazing journey! Although I’ve read this before, it was different this time, as though many more windows were in place because of your blog. Jacob and Joseph facinated me with their lives, strength and prophetic wisdom. You narration, prayer and 100 Personal Words are filled with insight and inspiration. Looking forward to jumping forward to the Gospel of Mark!

  5. David…Many ah ha moments…Thank you so much for this insight…so exciting the Living Word….speaking to us ….so many different ways….
    So Blessed to have you in our Lives..
    Looking forward to the book of Mark….God Blessings on you today as we journey…..
    Stay Cool …. it is a Hot one ……(^_^) …….

  6. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us! God is for us, and shall with Him also freely give us all things. God’s faithful Love abides forever!

  7. Thanks so much for this blog!
    I’m enjoying the photography as much as I am the blog itself!
    I haven’t had the blog inboxed to me since July 19. I’m suspecting its a technical difficulty? Or shall I subscribe again?

  8. Hi David, Genesis has been such an incredible read, l’m sorry we have completed it.God is so merciful,with all the failures of this family, he was willing to work with them and did not change his mind. His promise to Abraham was solid and even today Israel is not forsaken by our wonderful God, HE HAS A PLAN! We are so blessed to be grafted into the family.Our Heavenly Father is excellent in all his ways. We are definately Spiritual millionaires!!

  9. Mr. Mainse,
    Thank You so much for this encouraging & insightful blog. I’ve never really been a blog reader before, but I thank our Heavenly Father for providing me a devotional I know will help me to grow in my relationship with Him. Your faithfulness to our Saviour & His ways has left me wondering if an unknown SAHM such as myself can ever be as faithful or as encouraging to others as you and Norma-Jean have been over the past 50 years of Ministry. Thanks again for your encouraging testimony. (On a side note-pls pray for my 2 daughters; they would love to attend the Circle Square Ranch, but finances & my health issues make the drive to MB from Northwestern ON a difficult task. However, “Nothing is impossible with our God………!!!”
    In Jesus – May He continue to bless you & all your family!

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