Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Today’s Reading: Exodus 33-34

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).


The Tabernacle of Moses. This life-sized replica is situated at Timna National Park in Southern Israel.

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

Key Verse: Exodus 33:15

Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here…”


How did Moses know that God’s presence was with him? First of all, God promised that “My Presence will go with you and give you rest” (31:14). Moses was so very human. God had just promised His Presence, and now Moses uses that little word “if.” God gives grace in spite of our unbelief. Secondly, God allows Moses to experience His Glory. The Word comes first and then the experience. All we really need is His Word. He says to us, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). This is His promise to us at all times. He also says, “Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). These are two statements from Jesus personally. He cannot lie. We should not require more proof. Nevertheless, Jesus, with great grace, promises He is “confirming His Word with accompanying signs. Amen” (Mark 16:20).


I praise and worship You, Lord God, for Your Presence. If You don’t go with me, I won’t go anywhere. I know according to Your Word that You are with me. Therefore, I will boldly move into this new day and into the rest of my life with excitement, knowing that You will work all things after the counsel of Your will (Ephesians 1:11).


I was waiting on God during a week of fasting and prayer about 12 years ago. I would show up in the Chapel very early each morning to petition God for His directions concerning the ministry of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. While I was at the front, I could not help but notice that my son Ron would slip in and kneel at the back each morning. Always I would think of Joshua who was there with Moses every day in the tent of meeting. “…Joshua…did not depart from the tabernacle” (33:11). Joshua was there faithfully. It’s obvious why Joshua was to occupy a place of leadership. Today Ron has been named by our CEO and the Board as “Chief Ministry Officer” for both Crossroads Ministry and the TV Network , CTS (now re-branded as “YES TV”). Thanks, Ron, for all your help in making this blog available.

Yours to help us all to know God’s will through His Word,



15 thoughts on “Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  1. Congratulations to Ron (aka Joshua) for his dedication to Crossroads Ministry and YES tv.
    Good luck to David and Norma-Jean as you take up your new teaching responsibilities in Florida.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus.

  2. Yes thank you, Ron and Ann for your works involved for our daily reading and teachings with this blog.
    Thank you Reynold for your beautiful photographs. What a lovely desktop slideshow they make.

    Diane 🙂

  3. I thank theLord for his words ” I will never leave you or forsake you” they sustained me through the dark valley He led me through Looking back I can see many signs and wonders He gave during that time God bless all who has a part in bringing this blog to us each morning

  4. Thank you Pastor David M Ron and Ann, for this Blog which is taking us through
    the wilderness in this day and age, I apprieciate this Blog so much …..R….

  5. Reynold what a glorious photo! you certainly are gifted in your ministry of capturing the beauty of God’s creation, thank you for sharing it with us.

    In agreement with your prayer Pastor David, so good to know that I am in God’s presence always, and that He is guiding in all my ways. Thank you Father for Your love and guidance Jesus I pray in Your Mighty Name. Amen!

    Thank you Ron and Anne for all you do in extending the love of God as you minister through Crossroads and Yes, TV

    Yes, congratulations Pastor David as you take on the teaching assignment in Florida. A safe trip back for you and Norma-Jean.

  6. I Thank God upon every remembrance you and Norma Jean and of your Wonderful Family and your ministry. What a gift you are to all of us!

  7. Praising God for all of the Mainse family who bring us our blog each day, which provides us with our daily manna and the gift of His Word.

    God bless you on your journey to Florida Pastor David and Norma–Jean and on your ne teaching position there.

    Love in Christ Catherine

  8. I am so amazed how often this blog has brought me to my knees and the tears pour down my face. I always remembered 28, 18, 16 (Matthew/Matthew/Mark) AND HERE IS THE GOD THING IN ALL THIS, THEY ARE VERSES 20! It just blows me away. The Bible is the Word of God and I believe God inspired the writing of the Bible through various people and at various times and yet, going through this blog twice, it all seems to come together and yes, Exodus is tough, But hanging on the Cross was even tougher! something I’ve done many times is check in every book of the Bible Chapter 3:16….WOW! The presence of the Lord is overwhelming! Please continue to pray for wisdom and guidance for me. Thank you Lord for the nice rain. Bless a young man (26) who has a mental illness. I’ve known him for a long time. Please pray and ask the Lord how I can reach out to this young man in a very meaningful and honest way! God bless everyone.

    • Dear brother Sau
      Keeping you in prayer may The Lord guide you,protect you,strengthen you and filled by the Holy Spirit bring That young man His Love IN JESUS PRECIOUS NAME AMEN AMEN

      • My wife LaVera has been suffering from Rheumatiod Arthritis for many years & it is getting progressively worse. the pain that she endures on a daily basis is unbelievable & I just don’t know how she stands it. Medications of all kinds only work partially, the anguish continues immensely. The power of prayer is so great that it has helped countless others, including David so I would graciously request any & all prayers from the entire prayer partners in the hope that some relief can be forthcoming. Thank you ever so much & may God bless everyone!

  9. God bless you Nes and thank you so very much for posting your prayer. i truly believe the devil goes a-running when we begin to ask for prayers for others and for ourselves and I know that everyone will be praying. I also pray that you have support around you. I pray that your wife’s pain will subside! All things are possible with God for those who believe! For Your Information reflexology, massages worked very well for me. Also sitting in a hot tub at the pool helped immensely. Will be praying for you every day. Keep us posted! Blessings.

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