Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Today’s Reading: Genesis 47-48

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

There have been 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt as of 2008. The most famous are those found at Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo. The Pyramid of Khufu at Giza is the largest Egyptian pyramid. It is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence. The Great Pyramid consists of an estimated 2.3 million limestone blocks.

GOOGLE MAPS – See where Reynold took the photo Click HERE.


Key Verse: Genesis 47:10

So Jacob blessed Pharaoh, and went out from before Pharaoh.


At this time, Egypt was at its zenith and Pharaoh may have been the most important ruler on earth. Two verses in today’s reading (Gen. 47:7,10) tell us that Jacob (Israel – Prince of God) blessed Pharaoh. This is an act of sharing the grace of God that was given again and again to Jacob, passed down from Abraham and Isaac. This may have been a simple prayer for Pharaoh, or it may have been the laying of Israel’s hand on Pharaoh. In Genesis 48:14 Israel blessed Joseph and his two sons by laying his hands on them. God gave Israel a prophetic word for them. To qualify to bless others (please don’t make a big scene, you’ll hurt people rather than bless them if you do) you must be a believer. We have these words in Mark 16:17-18, “These signs will follow them that believe… they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” What a blessing! Acts 19:6, “And when Paul had laid his hands on them, they spoke with tongues and prophesied.” Go ahead and bless someone today!


Dear Lord, please inspire me to look for opportunities to bless someone today. You have blessed me through others who have prayed for me, now give me grace and willingness to pass on the blessing. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!


I’ve been blessed by so many. At 19 two teachers at Bible College laid hands on my head and, according to two doctors, I was healed of a life-threatening condition. At 23 I was ordained by the laying on of hands into the ministry of Jesus Christ and His Church. At 25 I was blessed by a gift of $300.00 for the start up of the Crossroads TV ministry. One time when I was under an attack of the enemy, a lady in her eighties laid hands on me and gave me a special word from God. Every night when Norma-Jean was carrying our four children, I would lay my hand on her tummy and bless the little ones inside and pray for Norma-Jean too. Over and over, too many times to count, I’ve been blessed by others. As I lay my fingers on the keyboard of this computer, I pray that I will bless you with this daily blog.

Yours for God’s richest blessing on you who read this,



24 thoughts on “Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  1. Bless you, David Mainse!! Oh good and faithful servant. And blessings dear fellow bloggers. What a blessing to be children of God–our Lord and Risen King, and to share the bread fruit and joy of this wonderful blog together! Thank You, Lord, for all the blessings you have bestowed upon us! Amen!

    July 22
    God is Waiting Upon Us
    For this reason the Lord is ready to show you mercy; he sits on his throne, ready to have compassion on you. Indeed, the Lord is a just God; all who wait for him in faith will be blessed.—Isa 30:18 NET

    We must not only think of our waiting upon God, but also of what is more wonderful still, of God’s waiting upon us. The vision of Him waiting on us, will give new impulse and inspiration to our waiting upon Him. It will give us unspeakable confidence that our waiting cannot be in vain. Let us seek even now, at this moment, in the spirit of waiting on God, to find out something of what it means. He has inconceivably glorious purposes concerning every one of His children. And you ask, “How is it, if He waits to be gracious, that even after I come and wait upon Him, He does not give the. help I seek, but waits on longer and longer?”

    God is a wise husbandman, “who waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it.” He cannot gather the fruit till it is ripe. He knows when we are spiritually ready to receive the blessing to our profit and His glory. Waiting in the sunshine of His love is what will ripen the soul for His blessing. Waiting under the cloud of trial, that breaks in showers of blessings, is as needful. Be assured that if God waits longer than you could wish, it is only to make the blessing doubly precious. God waited four thousand years, till the fullness of time, ere He sent His Son. Our times are in His hands; He will avenge His elect speedily; He will make haste for our help, and not delay one hour too long. —Andrew Murray

    Streams in the Desert, Cowman, 1965, July 22nd

  2. Thank you David for blessing us today and everyday God Bless you and your household and are your grandchildren and great grandchildren You have been a nlessing to many for many years and God continues to use you in a mighty way Praise God
    and God Bless and help everyone who reads this blog in Jesus name Amen

  3. This blog has truly been a blessing and I thank you. I like how you take the gist from everydays reading, add Reynold’s picture and description, add prayer and especially your personal comments. A blessing, indeed! Blessings to all following bloggers on this beautiful summer day!

  4. Part of my morning devotion before reading the Holy Scripture for each day through this wonderful blog is to bless my family, bloodline and extended… I have now added my blog friends as part of that morning devotion…

    Have a blessed day blog friends. In Jesus name Amen!

  5. This blog is a tremendous blessing. Thank you for your day to day diligence in sharing the WORD with us the readers. We thank the Lord for your healing and for Him sparing you to continue blessing through this blog.

  6. This blog truly adds richness to my life. Thank you Pastor David et all for continued blessings and encouragement. This morning before opening my blog, I was asking The Lord to make me a blessing to someone today, then our blog confirmed that is the gist of our message today.

    Rejoice in The Most High God today, He alone deserves our praise!!!

  7. Your blog is such a blessing to me every day. What a great way to start out with the Lord and his people. Love your format with links, Carol

  8. God bless you David for giving of yourself in giving inspiration and order for each day through this blog. I was wondering what would be God’s richest blessing for me. Well, this weekend, God willing I am gathering my family and some friends here at the homestead and I pray God would bless our time together. Thank you David L. for including us on your prayer list and I do the same. Thanks again David M. and all your family. Love, Ger

  9. I thank God that I had Godly parents who prayed blessings on their children every day. I do the same for my children, knowing that they are safe in His hands.

  10. Dear David M.thankyou so much for your Blessing , And may the Lord Bless you
    and your whole family also Ask and you shall receive……Amen….R…..

  11. Dear Rev. David M.
    Your daily blog is truly a daily blessing in to our life. We are all so blessed to be able to comfort one another in times of trials and struggles , and through this blog which I had the honour to start inJune 2012 I have become so grateful to our Heavenly Father for His Precious Word each day .

    The wonderful concept of Reynolds awesome pictures, the wise choice of daily verse in our daily blog, the personal prayer that you so kindly share with us, your precious 100 words , your generous sharing of family heirlooms … thats what I call being blessed, So Lord thank you so much for your obedient servant David M. , keep him able , strengthened to do what you wish from him in THE ONE AND ONLY who did it all , Our Saviour, Our Messiah, Our King . Amen.

    Have a blessed day dear sisters and brothers in Christ.
    xxx Carole

  12. You have unknowingly blessed me on a daily basis ever since you started this blog. Thank you, David. I hope you know how much your guiding us through the Bible has meant to us.

  13. Thank you so much for this daily work. It fills my heart with faith and sets me off to a good start before a busy work day. Today’s message will send me seeking someone to bless. How inspiring!

  14. David,
    Your blog has been a blessing to my husband and myself. This is the second year we have started following your blog. We look forward to reading this every morning before we start our day.
    Im a little confused with todays blog when you said or maybe im reading it wrong. Where Judah will rule the world. I read genesis 49 :8 Which says “Jacob told Judah before him his brothers shall praise him and shall bow down to him. But I don’t understand where it says Judah will rule the world. Please explain that to me or correct me. Judy

  15. I am asking the Lord for His blessing upon my life. I would like Him to show me what He wants me to do. I need to be busy doing something I like. Lord what am I to do? Please guide me, I need to fix the house and car and buy some clothes. I need You help Lord! In Jesus Name I pray. AMEN!

  16. David Mainse, you are such a blessing and inspiration to us all. I thank you for blessing me through the years by your broadcasts. Jesus saved me at 16 and I am now 91 and He has never failed me. Praise God. May He continue to bless and use you. Thank you.

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