Monday, August 18, 2014


Today’s Reading: Exodus 14

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).

Looking North to Elat from the Israel side of the Red Sea. Off in the distance you can see Mountains of Edom in Jordan. This shoreline contains some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world with an amazing variety of sea life. Be sure to click on the link at the end of the blog to learn about amazing coral formations resembling chariot wheels found on the bottom of the Red Sea. Exodus 14:25 tells us that God took off the wheels of the Egyptian chariots.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 14:14

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace. NKJV


Hemmed in between the sea and the mountains with water before them and Pharaoh’s forces behind them, Israel meets their first big test of faith – and it appears that all except Moses are in a state of panic. Moses obeys God and God’s people learn the lesson we need to learn also. The NIV translation puts it this way, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” As long as we have the means to resist evil ourselves, we must do so. When we can do nothing, our duty is to wait patiently, quietly, courageously moving forward when God prompts us. Moses probably did not know how God would deliver, but he had no doubt that God would make a way. The words “boldness” (verse eight) and “very afraid” (verse ten) describe the changing feelings of the people. We should not be led by our emotions but by God’s Word. God says to Moses, “Tell the people to go forward” (verse 15).


Lord God, speak Your Word to me today through my Bible reading, through a godly leader, or a brother or sister in faith, or by Your “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12). Having heard from You, Lord, I am moving forward. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!


Someone said to an old preacher, “If you believed that God told you to jump through that brick wall, would you jump?” The preacher replied, “Yes, it would be my job to jump. It’s God’s job to make the hole in the wall!” I heard someone else say, “We must attempt things for God that are so humanly impossible that they will surely fail if God is not in them.” I, for one, want them to fail if God is not in them. I have said many times, “We have to be willing to trip and fall, and be made to look like the biggest fool ever, if we are to accomplish all that God wants us to do.” Check out part of our Crossroads web site HERE. You’ll find there that God has done things that were humanly impossible. You won’t find initiatives that I took which did not succeed (for some reason those who wrote the biographical sketch did not include those things…ha ha!). Sometimes I’ve championed losing causes, but I’d much rather look like a fool than fail to “go forward.”

Yours, moving forward,


P.S. Last week my son Ron attached to the blog the most amazing scientific research documentary about the “Exodus.” I’m asking him to put it on again today in case you missed it or in case you did not have time to share it with family members and others who may be sceptical as to the historical reliability of the Scriptures (click here).


16 thoughts on “Monday, August 18, 2014

  1. Lord God, help us to move forward, hearing your still small voice when we turn to the left or right. Today, I have to make a decision on another car; please pray for me. Would like to see your paintings, Beverlee taking the advice given. Have watched that video more than once on the Red Sea crossing and met with controversy. God bless you Mainse family and fellow bloggers.

  2. God has used you in an amazing way, Mainse family. I remember seeing you in the 60s on TV. Got to know Norma-Jean’s family as well. The relationships blessed my family as well. Thank you for your faithfulness. May God continue to use you & family in a mighty way. God bless all today & may He direct Ger to His choice of car.(He cares about every detail in our lives.

    • Dear Sister Doreen
      Praying your neck surgery went well. So happy to have you back with us so quickly. I had neck surgery 6 years ago and can testify to Gods amazing healing power through it all.

  3. Pic is beautiful of the Red Sea. Thanks Reynold.
    Even under seemingly difficult circumstances, we must wait for God’s decisions is what I get from today’s study.
    Thanks for posting the Exodus info again Rev. DM. and blessings on all dear saints today and always.

  4. WOW!
    Truly amazing to see how God has worked in your ministry for many years as presented in the Crossroads website link. Great testimonies from two Prime Ministers of different political stripes.
    It is obvious to me that God is still using you with this daily blog. May it continue for many more years.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus..

  5. I agree Mr. Mainse,
    I would prefer to move forward and do something with the chance of looking a fool. To me it is frustrating to watch as people do nothing when one step can make a difference.
    Thank you for posting the link showing scientific proof linked to the Exodus.
    I will show/send it to help witness.
    God is Awesome !
    Blessings to all,

    Diane 🙂

  6. Thanks Reynold, the colours in that photo are exquisite…I did watch the Ron’s link; isn’t God amazing in storing the wheels of the Egyptian chariot and turning them into choral. He is faithful and true for ever and ever! There is no god like OUR GOD!!!!

  7. Congratulations to Ron and Ann, Norma Jean and Rev David on the wedding of Eric and Kara. May God richly bless them in their marriage.

    Dear Rev David M.
    All your years of ministry have been such a great example of how obedience to that still small voice can produce super natural results.

    Heavenly Father let me be able to follow diligently without ceasing this precious small voice call the Holy Spirit. Having had the privilege and the honor through Christ your Son abiding in me to do Your will until His coming back. All for His glory. In Jesus precious name.
    Amen and amen.

    PS Will be sharing the documentary of Exodus especially with those that confront me with the validity of Gods Word the bible.

    God bless you all.

  8. Goid Morning David, thank you for that word on healing. Was in tears this morning over my daughter Alex, in so much pain with her stomach. She sent me a picture of tears rolling down her face of hopelessness. I will share the blog with her to lift up a song, she can’t dance cause she’s at work. Thank you for your prayers at Elaine’s cottage was so special! Will be bringing her out to healing service not this Sunday but hopefully next !

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