Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Today’s 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, Judah 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 judgment 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” (Matthew 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,



11 thoughts on “Wednesday, July 23, 2014

  1. Your faithfulness is an encouragement to us all Rev. DM. Thanks very much for this study and your steadfast commitment to to it.
    Praying for Israel.
    God bless us.

  2. Thank you David M for your devotion to the love of God and his precious son Jesus. HE truly works through you. As such you are a blessing to us all. Your insight to the written word is so much appreciated. God bless you and your family for your faithfulness in producing this wonderful blog…

    May the Holy Spirit of God lead us this day. Blessings blog friends.

  3. Onward and Upward! Thank you Pastor David for your continued encouragement and expounding of the Scriptures, you are a daily blessing to all of us.

    I miss the comments when at the cottage, no internet, but not my readings, so thanks for letting us know we are on to a The Gospel of Mark tomorrow.

    Will miss all of my blog comments but will be praying for you. Blessings to all.

    In The Mighty Name of Jesus.

  4. Please pray for Israel,that both sides would agree on a peasefull
    way to nagoiate and be enemies no more…..R…

  5. Thank you Lord for this blog! It is good! Lord I am thankful for all Your gracious blessings in my life! Lord I would like something to do that I would enjoy, keep me busy and bring in an income. Lord I ask that You would speak very clearly to me. What do I do Lord? In Jesus Name I pray. AMEN!

  6. Hi,David,
    I sent one earlier and just came across this one.I hope it pleases you.It is only a small token of esteem.Blessings
    Catch The Fire (4 David Mainse)

    Though you have walked many oceans
    And spread My word to many nations,
    I saw in you and your devotions
    A servant of joyous exhalations.

    You have not asked for earthly wealth,
    But just to be my most humble voice
    And when adversity was kept in stealth
    You still worshiped Me out of free choice.

    So out of free choice I give you
    More time upon the stage of learning,
    Whereby My word you show to be true
    And catch the fire that’s forever burning.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 01 February, 2014

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