Monday, August 4, 2014


Today’s Reading: Mark 12

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

Through a passage off the north side of the Western Wall (Wailing Wall) of the platform on which the Temples of Solomon, Ezra and Herod were built, is a collection of Jewish holy books. This man is reading an ancient scroll protected by glass. A Torah scroll is a handwritten copy of the Torah or Pentateuch, the holiest book within Judaism. It must meet extremely strict standards of reproduction. Written entirely in Hebrew, a sefer Torah contains 304,805 letters, all of which must be duplicated precisely by a trained sofer or scribe. This is an effort which may take as long as one-and-a-half years.

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Key Verse: Mark 12:24

Jesus answered and said to them, “Are you not therefore mistaken, because you do not know the Scriptures nor the power of God?…”


Jesus taught that we learn about God by knowing both the Scriptures and the power of God. There are those who concern themselves with one or the other, and who fail to have both the Word of God and the working of the Holy Spirit in a balanced Christian life. Failure to give attention to both will produce a lopsided and ineffective believer. Therefore, we should take quality time reading God’s Word in a systematic way (this blog will help), and after we’ve heard from God, take time to pray fervently for the infilling of the Holy Spirit for the new day of service. This chapter begins with the parable of those who were unwilling to recognize the servants that the owner of the vineyard had sent to them. With a diligent effort to balance the head and the heart with Scripture and the experience of God’s Spirit, we will not fall into error or fanaticism.


Father God, Your Son and our Saviour showed us how a Christian should live in balance. May He live fully in me so that Your Word and Your Spirit will produce daily the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit in a balanced way (Gal. 5:22-25 and 1 Cor. 12:4-11). I pray this through the Person of Jesus Christ, in whom I live. Amen!


Before I write this blog, I know that in order to communicate as I should, I must spend time reading God’s Word, meditating on that Word and an equal time in prayer. I try to spend the same amount of time on my personal devotions as I do writing these words. This discipline goes back to my earliest days in witnessing for Jesus. I really messed up a great opportunity to win a man for Christ by a lack of wisdom (“He that wins souls is wise” Proverbs 11:30), and a failure to keep filled with the Holy Spirit. I watched this man turn away from God. I cried out to God in my private time and was taught the reason for my failure…the lesson of today’s blog. One other lesson from today’s reading: When God counts the amount of our giving of offerings to Him, He counts the size of our gift by how much we have left over after we’ve given, not the actual cash value of our gift. Think about it the next time you give.

Yours for both the Scriptures and the Power of God,



21 thoughts on “Monday, August 4, 2014

  1. Thank you Pastor for being obedient to His call on your life. Thank you for giving us fresh bread from His word.

    It was wonderful to have met you in person last evening. Thank you for anointing my grandson, Cayden, with oil and for praying for healing last night. May you and your family be incredibly blessed.
    Yours in Christ,

  2. So thankful to our Heavenly Father for all the balanced preachers of His Word in our world today. Cults seem to be spawned from an imbalance of head and heart. Beautiful plea for balance in our Christian lives in the Prayer for Today Rev. DM. Thank you.
    Have a blessed day dear saints.

  3. Good message, a balance of knowing the Scriptures and the power of God. Your writing from “Sreams in the Desert, 1” Beverlee about obstacles that seem to block our progress in the Divine Life and forgiveness all came together for me yesterday. The benefit is that it develops our patience. God is speaking through this blog. Thank you David Mainse and fellow bloggers.

  4. Balance… like food – you can eat almost anything as long as it is in moderation. We must be careful what and how much we eat. Garbage in – and garbage out…

    Carefully feeding mind, soul, body, and spirit should and will produce “fruit from The Holy Spirit of God”.

    Thanks blog friends for your prayers with regards to the health of my brother. He was released from the hospital yesterday and is now monitoring his numbers regularly. He has accepted the fact that he has sugar diabetes and learning how to live with it.

    Blessings blog friends…

  5. Thank you for this blog. Today is my first day reading from I found it very helpful. I wish I had understood this years ago. I have recently retired from a very busy occupation and am looking to The Lord to show me how to fulfil his purpose for however long I still have here. I look forward to reading and learning daily. Thank you Reverend David Mainse. My husband and I pray Gods blessing and continuing full health for you and thank God for your healing.
    Yours sincerely Grace

  6. on going back to August 1st, David Mainse commented if he had been offered comfortable surroundings and salary he may not have become who he is today..he was impressed with his friend sleeping on the floor, no money for a bed…no one is guaranteed a good life by another human being on this earth, we have God’s promises which I happen to believe…however, thinking about David Mainses’ comments made me realize I am very thankful for the dysfunctional family I had and still have. I never really understood and still don’t understand everything, however, the experience of a dysfunctional family has taught me forgiveness to others as God forgives me.. It has also taught me that maybe the outside looks clean, well dressed, well versed, prosperous BUT the inside can be very lonely and aching for some kind of love, hoping for something, maybe a word or two that states the person is valued….that’s what I’ve learned from my dysfunctional family….I’ve learned humility big time, and I’ve learned that telling someone that God knows exactly what is going on and no one needs to be afraid of talking to God, He won’t hit you with a big stick, but will sit down with you and listen, and He will understand your heart and He will forgive you if you so desire to say those words, I’m sorry. AND if you don’t know who He is, you can simply ask Him to come into your heart… fancy words, no parade, just a willingness inside a person’s heart to ask Jesus into their lives! AMAZING GRACE!

  7. Our God is so powerful and loving, amen! I am so looking forward to Sunday August 17th at the Crossroads Church, David Mainse. God willing, I will be there.

    I have upcoming back surgery, no idea when, as yet. Many changes coming my way. Thank you all saints, for your continued prayers. It is not surprising that today’s readings relate to the power of God. It is our faith that standeth above everything and through which we overcome any obstacle burden or barrier. All for the love of Jesus!

    I will make all my mountains a way (Isaiah 49:11).

    “God will make obstacles serve His purpose. We all have mountains in our lives. There are people and things that threaten to bar our progress in the Divine life. Those heavy claims, that uncongenial occupation, that thorn in the flesh, that daily cross — we think that if only these were removed we might live purer, tenderer, holier lives; and often we pray for their removal.

    “Oh, fools, and slow of heart!” These are the very conditions of achievement; they have been put into our lives as the means to the very graces and virtues for which we have been praying so long. Thou hast prayed for patience through long years, but there is something that tries thee beyond endurance; thou hast fled from it, evaded it, accounted it an unsurmountable obstacle to the desired attainment, and supposed that its removal would secure thy immediate deliverance and victory.

    Not so! Thou wouldest gain only the cessation of temptations to impatience. But this would not be patience. Patience can be acquired only through just such trials as now seem unbearable.

    Go back; submit thyself. Claim to be a partaker in the patience of Jesus. Meet thy trials in Him. There is nothing in life which harasses and annoys that may not become subservient to the highest ends. They are His mountains. He puts them there. We know that God will not fail to keep His promise.

    “God understandeth the way thereof and knoweth the place thereof. For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven”; and when we come to the foot of the mountains, we shall find the way.
    –Christ in Isaiah, by Meyer

    The meaning of trials is not only to test worthiness, but to increase it; as the oak is not only tested by the storms, but toughened by them.”

    Streams in the Desert 1, Cowman, August 2nd.

  8. EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE AND MORE EXERCISE very helpful in dealing with chemical imbalances, diabetes and just about any other ailment. there needn’t be a whole lot of speed involved just a steady pace at an exercise that you enjoy! PRAYING, FASTING, FORGIVING, READING, MEDITATING ON THE WORD OF GOD helps with the balance in our lives. It is a good thing!

  9. Hi David,, betty and I watch 100 huntly street all the time .We both were at the studios in toronto watching live taping of your programs. Betty sister Barb her son Randy his daughter had a baby 1 pound 7 ounces named Joesph praying for salvation Barb,s family and good health for Joesph . Keeping Jesus in our hearts owen

  10. Good Morning David

    I just want to thank you for 100 Words. I look forward to it each morning. Don’t know what I would do without Our Lord, can’t live without him. By the way HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID. I am so glad that you are feeling well.
    Take care and Jesus Be with YOU !!!!!

  11. Happy B. Day to both you David and Norma Jean. What a blessing your ministry has been over the years and now your 100 word blog. is touching the lives of so many. May you con’t to be the Lord’s faith filled servent until the day He takes you home!

    Ever in the love of Jesus,
    Marg and Garth

    • Happy B.Day to both you David and Norma Jean. Over the years your ministry has been a blessing and now your blog is touching the lives of many. May you continue to be a faith-full servant until the day The Lord takes you “home”.

      Ever in the name of Jesus
      Marg and Garth

  12. Happy Birthday David….God has blessed you with more time to BE a Blessing! And you ARE always! Treasure the memories of my visit to Huntley St. in 2002 when you took summer vacation time to interview me…and for the times you were my guest on CKER Radio in Edmonton. Have a beautiful “bonus” birthday as you continue on in HIS AMAZING GRACE!


    So glad you are still with us and continuing to lead us by example as a servant of the Most High God.

    I have only met you once (at Kedleston camp). You came to our cabin to visit with my mother-in-law (Marion White). I was sick (was not sure I would make it at that time) and crawled out of bed and shook your hand. Meeting you was the highlight for the year.

    Enjoy the Blog,

  14. Hi Pastor David,
    David ,my husband, and I watch 100 Huntley street each day. We are really blessed each morning reading your blog.. Our God is so powerful and loving to his children. We are praying Gods blessings and continuing health for you each day.Hope you and Norma Jean have a wonderful day celebrating your 78th birthday . Bless you both. and Happy birthday to you .To Jesus be true ,May Gods richest blessings abide upon you. Judy and David

  15. Happy Birthday Norma-Jean and be-lated Happy Birthday David. May God Bless you both with many more years of Health, Happiness and and showing God’s Love every day as you have in your every-day life and on 100 Huntley Street for over 50 years. I have been watching 100 Huntley Street program since 1979. It has always been part of my life.


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