Friday, December 7, 2012


Suggested Reading: Acts 19-20

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This theatre, first constructed in the 3rd century BC, was the most magnificent structure in the ancient city of Ephesus. During the Roman period, it was expanded to seat 25,000 people. It is referenced in today's reading (Acts 19:29).

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


Key Verse: Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

“I fought with beasts at Ephesus!” (1 Corinthians 15:32a). It could’ve been in the theatre pictured above. That, plus other events in today’s reading, over a period of three years, succeeded in planting a strong Church in a city given to the worship of the goddess Diana. When we arrive in our daily blog at Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, we’ll experience the depth of their understanding of Christ. Even this Church, as strong as they were, could drift away from their first love (Revelation 2:1-7). In Ephesus, Paul found Jewish men who believed in Jesus through a disciple of John the Baptist. Obviously the one who shared the story of Jesus had left Jerusalem before the Holy Spirit came on the 120 in the upper room (Acts 2:4). Here is another outpouring of God’s Spirit which was manifested outwardly in the same way. We should experience the Holy Spirit in our lives too. Let’s not stop short of all God has for us. Amen!


Lord Jesus, re-kindle in me the fire of my first love. Blow with the mighty rushing wind of Your Spirit upon the embers of my life which sometimes just smolder. By faith I welcome You, Holy Spirit, now as I go back to prayer for a time. Amen! Amen!


I have prayed with the Spirit and with the understanding also (1 Corinthians 14:15). As prophesy is for the edification of others, I’ll continue with my blog. A few days ago I referred to Revelation 19:10. I need reminders…”For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” The most thorough, yet concise, testimony of Jesus, is an evidence of the spirit of prophecy. Paul wrote this powerful statement: “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3b-4). This may be the first such confession in writing in the Greek Scriptures. The Scriptures to which Paul refers are those in Hebrew, which he spent a life-time studying. This was how Paul was able to speak so convincingly, for three whole months, in the synagogue of Ephesus (19:8). Today, Ephesus is Istanbul, a Muslim majority city. O God! Help me never to lose my first love for You, God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Muslims believe that God is not a “Father,” and that He has no Son. I exalt You Jesus, Son of the living God! You are risen from the dead and You are forever alive. Amen! Amen!!!!!!! That’s New Testament prophecy. It flows out of me in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Yours for God’s Spirit to flow through us both,


18 thoughts on “Friday, December 7, 2012

  1. “But what is that witness? It is nothing physical or vocal. The Spirit never commits himself to the flesh. The only witness he gives is a subjective one, known to the individual alone. The Spirit announces himself to the deep-in spirit of the person. The flesh profiteth nothing, but the believing heart knows. Holy, Holy, Holy.”

    A.W. Tozer

    • As We walk with God every day and we fallow world news and events, we can clearly see the manifestation of God and his word through the unmistakeable profetic events that are o curing at an incredible rate. Living in these end times is a wonberful privilage. It is like having a front row seat to the last act, if the bible were a play and revelations was the last act just be for the curtain call.

      Thank you Jesus, lord God,oh heavenly shepherd, for even to day, you are still gathering up your lost sheep.
      AAAA … ! Men!

  2. Trust you got my blog for yesterday as I posted it today on yesterday’s blog. This blog continues to inspire me, David and also all the comments as well as the Apostle Paul who continued to keep going because of his deep experience and faith in the Lord Jesus.

  3. I am thoroughly enjoying and appreciating this daily blog. It is encouraging me to continue faithfully in daily Bible reading. I appreciated today’s teaching on the word of prophecy!! May God continue to strengthen you to continue this blog.

  4. Dear David
    How do I go about getting your blog for December 7 I never received mine at home today at all?
    Wanda Litwiller

    • Wanda,

      Go to the home page:

      When you are there, just scroll down to the date you want to read. Also, on the right of the screen, dates, months, archives are listed and you click on anything you want to go to.

    • May the Holy Spirit continue to fill us , guide us in our daily struggles showing others all of Jesus majestic love

      God Bless You David and all the daily bloggers.

  5. I did not receive today’s blog in my email and feared for your health David! Will keep you in my prayers. You have brought me all God’s blessings and through Jesus eternal life. Thank you!

    • I didn’t receive mine either, Camille. I find this happens occasionally. A glitch somewhere between David’s posting and our receiving. It is good we have other ways to access!!
      Wishing you, David, and your family and those who come to this blog page, a wonderful weekend full of joy in the Lord.

  6. Blessings David.
    I am just writing to let you know that I too, did not receive today’s blog in my inbox.
    God’s blessings be upon you.
    In Christ’s love and prayers,
    Kathy <

  7. Sometimes there is a computer glitch and morning emails aren’t received. But the post is still on the 100 Words home page. Go to:

    When you are on the home page, just scroll down to the date you are wanting to read. Also, on the right of the screen, dates, months, archives are listed and you click on anything you want to go to.

  8. I just love Paul’s writing and prophecy. Thank you, David Mainse, for your Holy Spirit filled words of prophecy! Amen, amen, and amen!!!

    • But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24

      These are perhaps some of my favourite words of Paul. Let us finish the race together, fellow Christian bloggers, in serving our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and testifying His Word to as many people as we can reach.

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