Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Today’s Reading: Exodus 16

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).

I try my best to match images with my dad's blog. Well, manna was miraculous and so is God's creation that we see all around us. Here are the Hexagon Pools in the Golan Heights, Israel. Sheets of columnar basalt tinted a burnished gray hue hang alongside the Hexagon Pools. It's the polygonal sections of rock that give the pools their name. The rock formations have developed by shifting subterranean fault lines over a very long time, which accounts for their unusual twisted appearance. - Reynold

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

Key Verse: Exodus 16:31

And the house of Israel called its name Manna. And it was like white coriander seed, and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.


“Manna” means, “What is it?” God proved over and over His faithfulness to His people. Yet the word “murmur” is found eight times in this chapter. Are Christians much different now from the Israelites of 1500 BC? By God’s grace we are declared, “A new creation; old things have passed away, behold all things have become new” (2 Cor 5:17). We need to confess daily that the “old” is dead and like the Manna from yesterday, it is stinking rotten. Also, every morning if we want fresh bread, confess the new life in Christ now. This blog, the daily TV ministry of 100 Huntley Street, our Bible reading and prayer, will definitely help us. In John 6, Jesus declared that He is the true Bread from Heaven. Partake of Him daily and be healthy and strong. Worship and praise Him without murmuring.


Yes Lord, may I recognize that stale Christianity becomes “wormy,” and is definitely not appetizing to me and to others around me. Thank You for the fresh food which I am eating now. Thank You that my spirit, soul, and body are being nourished as I read and pray. Please give me grace, O Lord, to be consistent. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!


From 1962 to 1977 we produced and released the weekly Crossroads telecast, and along the way began the weekly telecast for children, Circle Square. During 1976, I could not help but notice that the number 100 kept popping up regularly. When I would open my Bible randomly, there was the number 100. I would happen to look at a street number and there was that number. Finally I got the message. It was time to go daily with the ministry and this would assist God’s people to move up to “100-fold living” as in the parable of Jesus about the sower and the harvest (Matt. 13:3-9). That meant that I had to become more consistent in my early morning Bible study and prayer. June 15th, 1977, the daily TV ministry began. Over 37 years later, it’s still providing daily manna for 100-fold living. Bon appetite!

Yours for consistently gathering fresh manna each morning for our well being,


P.S. This week the Crossroads Ministry is preparing for “A Fresh Start” on September 1st by raising offerings in order to finish the business year well. Please encourage our new Chief Executive Officer, Dr. John Hull, as this is his first year-end challenge. Please consider giving Crossroads a financial lift if you have not already done so. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! (click here for donation options).


20 thoughts on “Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  1. It is amazing how the Israelites murmured to Moses, “if only we had died in Egypt.” When trying to figure out everything, we are exalting our reasoning above God’s thoughts and plans for our life. Isaiah 42:16 “I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth.” Have a great day, blog friends.

    • Wise words, David. Excellent understanding and Isaiah 42:16 is perfect scripture to go with it. Thank you so much for sharing that! Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 Amen!

  2. thank you Reynold for the wonderful pictures they are so beautiful enjoy seeing a new one each day so fitting to the scripture of the day

  3. Yes, fresh manna each day. Got my Bible reading done early this am as I am going to a funeral this morning. Thank you Reynold for the fantastic photos and you David for fresh bread each morning. God bless your day, blogging friends!

  4. Marvellous pic of the hexagon pools Reynold, thanks.
    Getting to know Jesus more and more each day due to this study. I use WWJD in my daily life now and it gives me such peace and joy. Thank you Rev DM et al. May God continue to provide generous support for all your good works.
    Blessings one and all.

  5. Love the photo (thank you Reynold) that accompanies today’s Manna message from Exodus 16. Thank you David for providing us with such wonderful teaching about the Word!

    • Beverlee I pray for the comfort of Our wonderful Saviour as the family of your cousin Bobby grieves his loss, but wonderful to know he made that connection before he passed away. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Blessings to you and all the family.

  6. wow!! the picture today is so beautiful Raynold! Its Perfect! thank you and God bless you:) i try to imagine how amazing it was for the Israelite to have literally received food directly from heaven everyday and enough for 2 days on the sixth day:) its so amazing how much our Lord will do just to make us comfortable even in our disbelief:) Thank You Lord, Thank You Jesus, Thank You Holy Spirit.

    A friend of mine said he had a trance for about 4 hours yesterday at his work place, his fellow staff tried to wake him up but was unable to and he was taken home. He was fortunate to have a glimpse of hell and heaven but yet given a second chance to tell the world about it. in his words, he said ” Jesus is the only way to heaven, hell is real and everything said in the book of revelation is true”!
    Praise the living God!!! Hallelujah

  7. Thank you for your comments on The Word. We have just came back from a holiday and I read that David and Norma-Jean have had birthdays. Belated Happy Birthday to both of you. May God continue to bless you as you bless others daily. I have followed your program/blogs for many years since I came into relationship with The Lord. David, you have enriched my life and I thank you for your dedication to our Lord.

  8. I often wonder if we stop to think, when grumbling, how much the Saviour loves us. We really have nothing to grumble about as we receive our daily bread, literally, and the wonderful fresh bread from this blog each day.

    Thank you Lord for all of your wonderful provision for each of us, as we remember those less fortunate.


  9. Thank you Lord God for this day, for it is the Day You have made and I will rejoice and be glad in it; for your daily provision, thank you Lord!!
    I prayed the pray with you Rev. David Mainse: and I thank you for the fresh “manna” I have had today via this blog; for strength and refreshing of my spirit, soul and body.
    Thank you Reynold for that beautiful picture; I did look into where you took it and noted that it took ingenuity on your part to create its beautiful composition. It is lovely!!

  10. Dear David,
    I remember the Circle Square program from the 1970’s and even came across one of its songbooks a few years ago when moving.
    Thanks for the great ministry team then and now!

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