Monday, January 6, 2014


Suggested Reading: Isaiah 37-38

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Many believe that this southeast corner of the Temple Mount area is what the Bible referred to as "the pinnacle of the Temple" (the place where Jesus was taken by Satan, who tempted Him to jump off because the angels would protect Him - Matthew 4:5-6). The southeast point is the highest point overlooking the Kidron Valley below. This temptation came when Jesus was nearing the end of an extended period of prayer and fasting. As we will see in today's reading, prayer and a Word from God are the means whereby we receive strength to overcome every attack of Satan.

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Key Verses: Isaiah 37:15-16

Then Hezekiah prayed to the Lord, saying: “O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth…”


Isaiah 37 teaches us that fervent prayer is effective to change circumstances in the world around us! Isaiah 38 teaches us that fervent prayer is effective to change our personal circumstances! In desperation, Hezekiah tears his royal robes, puts on sackcloth and goes to pray in the Temple. Isaiah’s advice to him was to “lift up your prayer!” (37:4b). When Hezekiah received the threatening letter, he again went to the House of the Lord, opened the letter, and “spread it before the Lord” (37:14). Then he “prayed to the Lord!” As a result, Isaiah received a message from God for Hezekiah…”Because you prayed to Me…!” On the personal matter of the terminal illness from which Hezekiah suffered, it appears that he may have just rolled over in his bed and “prayed to the Lord!” (38:2). As a result once again, Isaiah was sent to Hezekiah with God’s answer…”I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears, and I will add to your life 15 years!” (38:5). What is the message for us? PRAYER! PRAYER! and more PRAYER!!!


Lord God, I’m praying some of the words of Hezekiah. For national and international concern I pray, “THAT ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THE EARTH MAY KNOW THAT YOU ARE THE LORD, YOU ALONE!!!” For my personal needs I reverse the words of Hezekiah in 38:1b and ask that I will “LIVE” and not “DIE.” Grant that I may “take root downward and bear fruit upward!” (37:31b). “Undertake for me!” (38:14b). I pray this in the Name of the One “Who…offered up prayers and supplications with vehement cries and tears…” the Lord Jesus Christ!!! Amen!!! (Hebrews 5:7).


It’s time for my personal testimony of healing! Just last week the cancer specialist, oncologist/hematologist, who had originally diagnosed my MDS acute leukemia said, “Remarkable” and “Jaw dropping!” My latest blood tests showed unusual improvement. One of the tests showed everything in the normal range! From what looked to me in the mirror like a rack of bones last August, I have gained 30 pounds and even my grandsons were impressed to feel grandpa’s muscle. “Remarkable” is the right word. Thanks everyone for your prayers!!! Also, as Isaiah prescribed a human remedy to Hezekiah’s illness (a “poultice” – 38:21), my Doctors (three different ones) prescribed oral medicines, healthy foods, as well as injections, etc. etc. I’m thankful for human knowledge and skill. A bone marrow test was just done at the Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, and I won’t have the report for several days yet. I believe that I may be like Hezekiah and have “15 more years.” I’m even thinking of approaching Dr. John Hull, our Crossroads Global CEO, and asking him for a job! Let’s see…in 15 years I’ll be 92! I can’t keep the smile off my face. Ron wants me to tell the TV audience what I’ve just typed here on Friday this week. Be sure to watch the 100 Huntley Street shows this week! Of course, like Paul, I long to depart and be with the Lord (read Philippians 1:19-26). But in God’s plan, I just may be needed down here for a while yet!

Yours for continuing in the centre of God’s will for our lives through prayer, prayer and more prayer, and through God’s intervention in response to our prayers,


88 thoughts on “Monday, January 6, 2014

  1. Dear Rev. David ,
    Just read today’s post; As per your request of Saturday, I have also posted on my FB suggesting to all my FB family and friends to read Praying that The Lord will draw those reading it to HIM!
    Praising The Lord for your healing and declaring that we need you here. My mother will be 91 next month, lives alone in her apartment just minutes away from my husband and I, and is a womsn of God and a mighty prayer warrior ! So you are still young and I believe the Lord has not finished with you yet!
    Warmest regards and blessings ,

  2. Praise God for your praise of healing testemony
    Lord God our father we are so grateful for David Mainse healing and for his service in the kingdom of God , for we know there is much work ahead for him , bless him and keep him shine your face upon him and give him peace in Jesus name Amen. 😉
    Thank you for praying for my brother in law Gaetan he had sergury thursday to remove an anurism from his other leg and I report to you that hes doing well thank you so much for your prayers .
    Please could you also pray for my 14 year old grandaughter shes doing drugs with her father and my daughter went to the police and CAS and said there is nothing they can do unless they catch them doing it she needs Jesus she says she dosent believe in God she won t talk to me or her mother and her sister Hope is 11 goes on weekends even CAS can t stop her visits
    Desperite Grandma God Help Us and all our family thanks everyone

    • Praying for this situation…
      We serve a Great God and ” He will make a way where there seems to be no way”..

    • We pray to you, our Heavenly Father, our Saviour Jesus Christ, and to the sanctity of the Holy Spirit, and ask you to step into their lives and intervene like a LIGHTNING BOLT! May a circle of protection be a solid ring of angels around the children, Lord, and may all the fears and worries of Brenda, her daughter, and remaining family members be lifted away. We ask for your mighty protection, in Jesus precious name–amen, amen, and amen!

    • Father God we come in agreement together and ask that you intervene in the situation thatBrenda finds her family in. We know you are all powerful and you care about each of them. Give Brenda the assurance that You Lord are aware of this and that you will bring peace that passes all understanding. These girls are minors and I pray the authorities will find a way to intervene. Amen

      Brenda continue to bring this before The Lord as we will, and His timing is always right. Bless you.

  3. What a great “good news” story to start my day. I pray for your health to continue to improve and God Bless you, Rev. David, for all you do. I was extremely touched by today’s teaching of the ‘Power of Prayer.’ Not that I have not believed in prayer as I absolutely do, I sometimes still think we need reminded of just what daily prayer can do for us.
    I have been ill myself and would welcome many prayers to come my way that I can become well again. I am very tired of my physical pain, but it is the emotional pain that is much harder for me to bear.

    Warm regards and prayers sent your way,

    • May God’s grace, the healing power of Jesus’ love, and fluttering of angels’ wings, lift away your physical and emotional pain, and bring you great comfort and peace, dear Barbara. In Jesus name, amen, amen, and amen

    • I pray Lord for Barbara right now, for healing, for peace for strength and for joy. Lord we know how much you love her and I pray your loving arms will embrace and free her from all pain whether emotional or physical. Thank you Jesus.

      • Thank you so much for your words of support and encouragement. It brings me comfort and I really do feel a peacefulness has already come over me. I, also, feel very blessed to have your prayers address my needs. Thank you Lord for giving me the courage to respond to David’s blog yesterday.

        God bless you all, Barbara

  4. Thanks for making me cry on the bus to work…and I don’t have a tissue!!! I’m so happy at the news…praise the Lord. You are an inspiration and have been lo these many years!!

  5. There is a term for patients that do not follow a physicians advise, “non compliant.” This is not something we want placed in our medical chart! David, it is “remarkable” you have been 100 percent compliant with your treatment and 110 percent fervent in prayer with our Lord. This adds up to improved health in body, spirit and soul !! We are so happy for you and the loving support you have with those whom hold you up before our Lord in prayer and hope !! The last verses in Isaiah stood out for me about how Hezekiah honoured God for his healing: 38:20 “The Lord was ready to save me; Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life, in the house of The Lord.” Blessings and His strength, to all!

  6. Praise THE LIVING GOD!!!! For HIS MERCIES EDURETH FOREVER!! It shall be well. If My grandpa was discharged and sent home after some of the family members had already said a sinners prayer for him thinking it was the end, and
    He is still alive till this day, because of the power of prayers, I personally believe the GOOD LORD can add more than fifteen years to your life on this earth sir! Praise the LIVING GOD!!! For HIS MERCIES EDURETH FOREVER!!:)

  7. Praise the Lord!!! Praise God from Whom all blessings
    flow. I ditto Brenda’s prayer and thank God for
    His healing touch on your life David. We rejoice
    with you.
    Our faith should soar today as together we believe
    for your granddaughters Brenda, and continued
    strength and healing for your brother-in-law, Gaetan.
    Barbara, I pray for your physical healing and encour-
    agement emotionally today. May God’s peace be
    so real to you today.
    Linda, you’re so sweet…here’s a tissue, God bless
    you too!!!
    Blessings to all and we look to God for more miracles!!!

  8. Dear David,

    I have been praying for you too and I thank The LORD JESUS for Healing You.
    We need you here. You and Norma Jean are a shinning light of the love of
    Our Lord.

    Could I please ask that someone would pray for me, I have Leukemia, and some other problems.

    Thank you,

  9. I am so happy and thankful to read your report this morning. Yes, you still have work to do here on earth, so many are touched, taught and encouraged by your regular posts and I am one. Your commitment,dedication and obedience are also remarkable and such an encouragement. I Praise God for your ministry. Thank you for being ‘worthy’ .

  10. Praise God for His miracle healing power! He really does do immeasurable more then we can ever ask think or imagine. You looked so good when we saw you at the Shower for Frankienj! I am so amazed at God’s faithfulness ! May you have a wonderful trip to the warmer climates and we look forward to doing the Daniel plan with the crossroads gang.
    love and best wishes
    Janet and Eldon

  11. What newsDavid!!!!! God has given our gifted doctors (some) knowledge to help heal our illnesses. You so obviously have been a very good patient. Your free will to either follow doctors orders or not has served you well. Can’t tell you the overwhelming joy I feel with your test results. Prayer indeed is powerful.
    I pray for all our blog saints in their daily personal woes as well as continued prayer for you David in all your good works and health. What a great support group you have!!!

    • Amen to all the prayers and blessings above! As I mentioned in a previous blog David, your work here is not yet complete…

      ” I

  12. What a joy to read your words of your healing testimony David M!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing this. I shall continue in prayer.

  13. Thank you Pastor David for sharing your good news with all of us.Will continue to pray for you and yours. Also for the urgent needs that were mentioned by others. Blessings to all.

  14. I can’t say that I’m terribly surprised. I know that your healing will be a wonderful witness of God’s care for His children and how He answers ferverent prayer by all the many, many, praying people who were interceeding for you (and Jesus, as well, interceeding at the right Hand of Almighty God). Thank you Amazing Father.

  15. Praise God for your latest medical report, David Mainse! We continue to lift you up in prayer for a complete and full recovery, healing, and another 15 years, indeed, fine sir!

    Hezekiah’s words in Isaiah 38: 15-19 are so encouraging:
    “What shall I say?
    He has both spoken to me,
    And He Himself has done it.
    I shall walk carefully all my years
    In the bitterness of my soul.
    O Lord, by these things men live;
    And in all these things is the life of my spirit;
    So You will restore me and make me live.
    Indeed it was for my own peace
    That I had great bitterness;
    But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption,
    For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.
    For Sheol cannot thank You,
    Death cannot praise You;
    Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth.
    The living, the living man, he shall praise You,
    As I do this day;
    The father shall make known Your truth to the children.”

    Blessings dear saints! Stay warm and safe!

  16. When I herd that the Doctors had given you an expiration date I thought ………
    No…………!!! Not so…..!!!
    I have done extensive research on Cancer and I now know that cotrarey to what
    The Cancer Society would have us believe ….there are many cures for many
    types of Cancer. My prayer for David has been that he would have contact with
    a person who would teach David / tell him about these alternative treatments.

    There is a book by Susan Sommers called KNOCK OUT CANCER the Doctors who
    are curing cancer and how not to get it in the first place. This is a good place for
    any one to start to reaserch the truth. This book will change your mind about
    Cancer. It will replace fear with hope.

    One of the treatments I believe that is God inspired is intervinous vitamine C
    This is just one of the life saving cancer reversing treatments mentioned in the book. David is on that treatment in stead of chemo. Praise the Lord our God
    knows our needs we have to ask/pray for the right solutions.

    I just started a new book about cancer it is called CANCER think out side the box
    The Authors name escapes me and it is in my digital reader I will share it with you later. This book is written by a devout Christian It will blow your mind……
    If you deside to read this book you will read testamonies and reviews from people from around the world.You will be shocked!!! ,but you will be empowerd
    and have the truth in your hands. The truth will not be easy to hear especially if you ,like me , have a sister who has only one beast ,and have lost more than one
    loved one to cancer …..this book will make you angry as it should,it will also make
    you smile , you will praise the lord and thank him for revieling the truth.
    In the bible God says in the end of days all will be revieled. I believe this is why
    God has appointed this time in history for these brave people to write these books.

    I thank God every day for directing my path he has shown me many things these past few years in my research. As David so wisely said the other day on this blog you need to have an open mind. Yes OPEN! To the possibility that maybe…. just maybe…..we are not being told the truth about cancer. BECASE WE ARE NOT!!!!

    When I have read the many prayers and requests made to God on this blog
    and on my church prayer chain I litteraly cringe and cry and pray that the truth
    will be made known to those in need. I never felt at that time God wanted me to speak up . Today I feel this is the day. This is why I am sharing
    what God has shown me with you today.

    If you want Gods help read those books. And check out
    Dr Blaylock is a Christian who is a 22 year nuroseargon who use to specialize
    in removing cancer. He is now an expert in alternative treatment of cancer.
    He is just one of the Dr’s interviewed in Susan Sommer’s book.

    Praise the lord he heard your cry David and he has answered our prayers for you.
    I can’t wait to phone Jerry and tell him the news.
    Love and prayers xxoo
    Marla 🙂

  17. Praise God for His faithfulness to you David, and for His answer to our prayers! To Him be all the glory!!
    I will continue to pray for you as you seek God’s will for the next season of your life.

  18. What awesome news of your healing David!

    Thank you for this wonderful blog! I am a mom to a toddler, and am unable to reply on most days, but really wanted to comment on your post today.

    I was healed miraculously myself (you and many of your caring staff prayed for me when I was sick), and I have seen God’s healing power first hand.

    Praise God for granting you health and answering all of our prayers for you!!!

  19. Gorgeous part of God’s never-ending story. Most interestingly, this is the next item I read in my Inbox, from the publication Israel Today:

    Christian woman from north of country miraculously healed of cancer; doctors tell media they have no explanation (rest of story here:

  20. Amen to all the prayers and blessings above! As I mentioned in a previous blog David, your work here is not yet complete…

    ” I

  21. Perhaps the 3rd time will work as my previous 2 attempts to post the Lord’s full message have failed thus far…
    Amen to all the prayers and blessings above! As I mentioned in a previous blog David, your work here is not yet complete…
    … I

  22. Praise the Lord!! I have just said a prayer of thanksgiving for you and for your continued healing so that your passion to serve God will continue for years to come. God is doing the same healing in our Padre here on base in Cold Lake AB. Praise God for answering prayer and letting us learn more from both of you.
    I have also ordered The Daniel Plan for my family and hopefully our church to do together. We are excited to gain more health and energy to serve the Lord!


  23. Praise God for these wonderful news David! I never doubted for a moment that this was not and end, but rather a new beginning! God is good …. all the time!

    Blessings and continued prayer

  24. Wow, that’s fantastic news David! My father turns 92 next month, still drives
    and swims 3 times a week! So you could certainly live another 15 years as well!
    I have prayed for your healing and you are needed here on earth. I’m learning so much from you. Firstly, from your blog which I’ve started with you from day 1.
    You are such an encouragement and inspiration to us all!
    Praise the Lord!

  25. I forwarded yesterday’s 100 to my Pastor Rev. Steve Lagore…with your comments regarding rick Warren…who has been a supporter of Rick Warren and plans to let our members know the truth about Rick Warren

    Praise God for your good health report…and agree in prayer that what God has begun in you He is faithful to complete it. Amen and Amen!!!

  26. Dear Rev. David M.
    It is with my eyes filled with tears of joy that I receive your testimony this morning.
    Thank you Lord , thank you Jesus for healing your faithful servant who is such a gift for all of us .
    As I start a week of nightly prayer at my church I will be adding the requests of all my fellow bloggers and also making sure to share the great news of Rev . David M. healing

    Let’s enjoy together and give Him thanks with this wonderful song:

    ”I don’t know how to say thank you” Gaither Vocal Band

    Have a blessed day everyone,


  27. Dear David, Praise the Lord for answered prayer, with God all things are possible .
    Our prayers remain with you …..R….

  28. What a miracle working God He is!! Not remarkable as the doctors say, but Miraculous!!! Thanks and praise to the Lord for all He does, even though sometimes we do not see the miracles!! They happen all the time , in different ways and at different times!!
    Blessings to you and Norma-Jean and everyone!

  29. Thank You Father, that you hear our prayers. Thank You for Your Healing Power. We Praise You! Thanking God that you will be able to teach us for many years to come! Amen and Amen!

  30. Amen, Rosemarie and to all the comments and prayers gone before. I rejoice with you, your family and fellow bloggers. “To God be the glory, great things He has done.” You have been faithful to the Lord, and He is faithful to you in answer to many prayers. You have been a blessing over the years and we need you here. Blessings everyone.

  31. I knew it, I knew it. God would heal you. Yes you are NEED IN CANADA. In fact another tour across the country would be wonderful. You remind me of Billy Graham who keeps going and going. Praise to our Majectic King.

  32. Praise be our wonderful Father and His healing hand Jesus
    I am going to pray for everyone on the blog. I too have needs
    I deal with cronic back pain, degenerate arthritis..of all the itis
    brothers he’s the worst. I will continue to pray for you David
    and Norma-Jean who is with you in this journey and needs
    lots of prayer to keep her strong

  33. I was so inspired when I read this wonderful news! We are so blessed to have you here doing God’s work on earth.
    Thank you, God, for answered prayers. Please continue to bless David and Norma Jean, their family, and the Crossroads staff. Thank you, Lord!

  34. Thank you Heavenly Father that You have heard our prayers, and have healed our faithful brother! We have so much gratitude for our Pastor David. If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:20

  35. What a wonderful way to start our day with the news of healing in your body Pastor DAvid.

    Our God is AN AWESOME GOD and deserves all glory and honour.

    We will continue to keep you, Norma-Jean and family in or prayers and that your strength will Be renewed each day. Thank you for your faithfulness to our blog and to us. You are loved!!!

  36. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jesus. He has indeed done marvelous things. All praise and glory to His name. I cried with joy when I read your testimony today. How we have all prayed for this day. When we prayed for you in the Garden Tomb in Nov. 2012 , the Holy Spirit spoke with clarity to us that you would be 100% healed. Do you remember at the closing banquet that we shared that you would stand before the world and declare “By the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I am 100% healed.” On the plane coming home I had been reading my Bible and was led to read Isaiah 38. I stopped an Orthodox Jew in the aisle to ask him if he could tell me of any specific meaning of the lump of figs. He said, “It is not about figs. Figs are figs. By this, God showed that it was His sovereign power that healed Hezekiah, because everyone knows that figs couldn’t do it.” Then, David, you stopped at my seat on the plane when you noticed I was reading my Bible and you asked, “What nuggets has the Lord shown you today?” You sat down next to me and I shared about Hezekiah and we talked about the fifteen years and I said that I hoped it was even longer than 15. You smiled and said the you would be thankful with that much. How I cherish the memories of our time in Israel. After we came home we continued to thank God for your healing. God gave me this scripture, then, concerning you….
    Acts 4:10 then know this, you and all the people of Israel; It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, but God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. That is your testimony! Tell the world, for His glory!
    What a way to start our year! This is only the beginning. 2014 with be a year of sovereign moves of God by His Holy Spirit ,and a ,”Year of Restoration.”
    Thank you for your example of faithfullness.
    with our love and prayers, Krista and Ralph Hargrave
    Sorry about the longwinded comment. I am so excited!!!

    • Oh, Krista–thank you so much for sharing that! Praise God, praise God, praise God, through whom all blessings flow! Wow!

  37. Dear Mr. Mainse:

    Thank you for sharing about the improvement in your health. That is wonderful news! May God bless you richly this year! Happy New Year!!

  38. Have been trusting God that you were healed and am so thankful the medical tests are showing this as well as your increased weight and strength. May God continue His healing in you to bring you to complete and total health, as well as all those who have requested deliverance and healing for loved ones .
    On a smaller miracle, but one for which I am so thankful, I woke up Chridtmas morning and KNEW God had healed me of being allergic to sugar! For the first time in about 15 years I was able to eat Christmas cookies and cake and ice cream at my granddaughter and your great granddaughter’s 1st birthday!!! Please pray for my other daughter-in-love’s Dad who is battling pancreatic cancer and praise The Lord for His mercies truly do endure forever! Thank you, Jesus!!!!!!

  39. Great news…. Another blogger has been speaking with me regularly for the last year and regularly has asserted that you would be healed. Being the eternal optimist, your first picture months ago showing your weight gains were all the proof she needed.

    I will likely speak to her this evening and I can bet that the bulk of our conversation will be about how great God is and how wonderful this news is for you, your family, and all of us that have benefited over the years from your ministry. Have a great day…

  40. I’ve just read the report on David’s health and my eyes are filled with tears of joy as I rejoice at the news of the GOOD REPORT! Hallelujah!! Our God is faithful and amazing and awesome as He continues to meet every single need that we have. I rejoice with you David at God’s goodness to you! Praise the Lord as His mercies are from everlasting to everlasting!!!!

  41. Praise God He is still our healer. All praise goes to our wonderful Savior.. He still has a Great work for you to do David. Thankyou for the powerful devotionals 100 words. Many many Blessings to you and Norma- Jean

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