Saturday, October 5th, 2013

LET GOD ARISE! (Psalm 68:1a)

Suggested Reading: Psalms 67-68

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Mount Hermon in Northern Israel is snow capped year-round. In Today's reading King David's poetry mentions snow and the mountain peaks. (Psalm 68:14-16)

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Key Verses: Psalm 68:3-4, 11

But let the righteous be glad;

Let them rejoice before God;

Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.

Sing to God, sing praises to His name;

Extol Him who rides on the clouds,

By His name YAH,

And rejoice before Him.

The Lord gave the word;

Great was the company of those who proclaimed it.

 

God’s Name, “YAH” (Hebrew) is “JEHOVAH” in our language. There is one true Creator God! Our God is “The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We may want to read from our translation from the Greek language the words of Paul in Ephesians 1:3-6. The “awesome” (to borrow from yesterday’s reading) plan of God for the salvation of the whole world is ours to communicate to every man, woman, and child. The Crossroads ministry, with the support of many who read this, has done this on television in the past, in at least 50 countries. As the last line in our key verses states, “Great was the company of those who proclaimed it” (THE WORD!). We here at Crossroads have proclaimed the Word in at least 18 languages by our television productions. We have graduates of our School of Broadcasting in some 80 countries, most of whom are producing television programs which proclaim “THE WORD!”

In Psalm 67, the word “NATIONS” is repeated three times. God’s face is shining upon us so that God’s “way may be known on earth,” and so that there will be “salvation among all nations!” “ALL NATIONS!” Can we, the readers of this blog, possibly be a vital part of that great “company of those who proclaimed it?” How each of us answer this question will make a huge difference in accomplishing this task or, on the other hand, failing to do our part. Which will it be?

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, here I am waiting before You. I pray for grace to be a part of that great company whose job it is to proclaim Your Word to all the “NATIONS ON EARTH!” I pray for unbending determination to never, never, never give up on the accomplishment of this mandate,to which You, “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,” have called me. I ask for a great company to join together with You to get the job done. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I cannot overstate how encouraged I am by the presence of Crossroads’ new Global Chief Executive Officer, Dr. John Hull. He served as Pastor during the nineties up to the year 2000 of one of the greatest missionary sending local churches in the world throughout the 20th century, the People’s Church in Toronto. Then God called him to lead as President and CEO the ministry known as “EQUIP.” The mandate of “EQUIP” is to train leaders for the work of Christ. He led a “Great Company” over 13 years in expanding the Equip ministry from 6 countries and 2 languages back in 2001 to 65 languages and dialects in 175 countries in 2013. Now with all those leaders in place, God has brought John to Crossroads Christian Communications to lead us forward to the glorious goal that, through all kinds of mass communications media, Psalm 67:2 will be accomplished…”THAT YOUR WAY MAY BE KNOWN ON EARTH, YOUR SALVATION AMONG ALL NATIONS!!!!” I’m overjoyed to share here how excited I am as we move forward to this goal. I ask my blog readers to join me in doing our very best to support John and the team with our fervent prayers, our sacrificial regular offerings, and even special major gifts as God has provided for us individually with His financial supply. I expect, God willing, to spend considerable time with John next week. I’ll ask him if he is able to write a challenge for us right here on the blog!

Yours for the “company of those who proclaimed it,” (the Word) because “the Lord gave the Word!”

David

40 thoughts on “Saturday, October 5th, 2013

  1. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. Psalm 103:10

    “I have learnt to love the darkness of sorrow; there you see the brightness of His face.” Madame Guyon, Streams in the Desert, Cowan, p. 315

  2. Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside. I pray we may extend Christ’s love and provision in all manner possible. Have a great day, to all!

  3. My lips shall praise thee thus will I bless thee I will lift up my hands in thy name , yes Lord
    Jehovah -Rapha:THE LORD MY HEALER
    Jehovah-Jireh :THE LORD MY PROVIDER
    Jehovah-Machsi :THE LORD MY REFUGE
    Jehovah-Tsidkenu:THE LORD MY RIGHTEOUS
    Jehovah-Sabaoth:THE LORD MY STRENGTH
    Jehovah-Shalom:THE LORD MY PEACE
    Jehovah-Shammah:THE LORD IS PRESENT AND READY TO SAVE
    OUR HELP IS IN THE NAME OF THE LORD WHO MADE HEAVEN AND EARTH
    PSALM 124:8
    YET IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US
    ROMANS :8:37
    THE BATTLE IS THE LORDS
    WE PRAISE YOU FATHER FOR DR JOHN HULL THAT YOU WILL GIVE HIM THE WISDOM AND HOLY SPIRIT SPEAK TO HIS HEART TO LEAD HIM IN YOUR PATH AND GIVE HIM KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS AND BLESS HIM IN ALL HE HAS TO DO AND BLESS CROSSROADS I
    AND BLESS DAVID MAINSE THATNK YOU FOR GIVING DAVID THE STRENGTH TO BE THE GREAT SOLDIER OF THE CROSS IN JESUS NAME AMEN

    • Prepare ye the way of the Lord, behold He comes, riding on the clouds, shining like the sun, at the trumpet call, lift your voice in the year of Jubilee and out of Zion’s Hill salvation comes…. GREAT UPLIFT! Thanks for posting, Sherry!!

  4. I have short story to share ,when ny sister and I were 4and six we would go to bed at night ,and make room in our bed so that our Lord Jesus Christ could rest after having helped the needy of the world! Please pray for my family that they all return to our Lords loving arms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’mmmmmmmmmm

    • What a charming story, no wonder our Lord loves children, their hearts are so pure and open. Praying your family members will come back to the Lord with the spirit of openness and love of a child. Amen.

    • Dear Heike I join you in praying diligently for a return to Jesus for all our family members and extended families.Like said Pastor David M. never,never,never give up for we know that God Almighty is able to do whatever needs to be done in Jesus name i do pray Amen Amen.

      Dear David M.

      Will be praying all this coming week for you and Dr. John Hull in being guided by the Holy spirit as you take profoud desitions for the future of Crossroads vital ministry.

      Blessed day sisters and brothers in Christ
      Xxx Carole

  5. I am in agreement with all the prayers for John Hull and Crossroads Christian Communications. Bless each and everyone and may David Mainse continue in health and fervency for our Lord Jesus Christ,who along with all Christians proclaim His name before all people.

  6. My sister in law Leslie who had a surgery for cancer stage 2 is out of surgery
    The doctors did some tests and she won’t find out about them for two weeks
    her doctor is going on vacation. All I know is that she is very sore and will
    have to take radiation. Thank you for everyone who prayed for her I am still
    quite worried even though God says we are suppose to trust him .
    Lianne Hogg

  7. “Let God Arise! Let Him scatter His enemies.” let Him take His place and subdue the leaders and all people to His Son. Let Him take His place over us.

  8. What a great privilege to be part of verse Psalm 68:11, “The Lord gave the Word; Great was the company of those who proclaimed it.” Remembered being challenged by that verse a few years ago, and now we are fulfilling it with modern media and not even leaving our homes or facing opposition. Praise God! Thank God for Dr. John Hull. Have a great day everyone.

  9. Rev. David, on the contrary, I read that part of your book and it gave me hope! Hope that one day by the grace of God, I will overcome my hot temper and live the most simple life, love everyone the same and just serve God. You are my role model Sir, I cannot think of any other person here on earth that has inspired me any more than you have:) God bless you:) I have a request to make fellow bloggers. I am a HCA, I started working about 3 months ago at the current facility that I am at. It

    • Patricia, I pray you will be consistently filled with grace and compassion while you assist the elderly, attending to their needs. And, I thank Our Lord for placing you where you are, for your kindness and patience, so necessary to complete the work set out before you. Amen!

    • You have a servant’s heart, Patricia. God bless you for the work you are doing to care for the elderly. Lord, lift up Patricia and wrap Your loving arms around her. We pray for her in Jesus Holy Name, amen, amen, and amen.

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