Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Today’s Reading: Numbers 3

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A Jewish man holds his Hebrew writings and prays at the Western "Wailing" Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

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Key Verse: Numbers 3:12

Now behold, I Myself have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of every firstborn who opens the womb among the children of Israel. Therefore the Levites shall be Mine.


Moses was a descendant of Levi, one of the sons of Jacob. Here, God commands Moses to separate the Levites from all of the other Children of Israel so they can be consecrated to Him for the service of the Tabernacle, and to represent God to the people and the people to God. God chose Moses when he was a tiny baby and gave him favour with Pharoah’s daughter so that Moses was raised in the culture and learning of Egypt. God sent Moses into the wilderness for 40 more years of education and experience before he was ready to lead all the tribes out of Egypt.

In our key verse, God hints at His great plan of redemption. In this case, it is one Levite for each firstborn of all Israel; eventually, it was to be God’s Firstborn and only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, for all mankind.


Lord God, just as You organized the Children of Israel, organize me and my descendants so that we may fulfill Your purpose. Please continue to do this for every family who seeks to follow Your will for their lives. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!


I believe God made a choice when my great-grandfather was converted in a Methodist revival. His Dad was a drunk who gambled away the farm and then disappeared from the scene, never to be found. The future of the Mainse side of my family was determined by an act of God in the salvation of Joseph Mainse. His sons, Allen, my grandfather, and Edward, my great-uncle, were known as great men of prayer. My Father, Roy, was called of God to preach and teach the Word of God. God separated me for His purpose. My children, Elaine and Bruce Stacey, Ellen and Nizar Shaheen, Reynold and Kathy Mainse, and Ron and Ann Mainse, all have the call of God on their lives.

Yours to emphasize that God is at work in your family too,


22 thoughts on “Wednesday, November 5, 2014

  1. Amen, David. Praise God for your great-grandfather’s turn to the Lord. God had a plan of great ministry in place for the generations that have followed. Thank you for your commitment to live and serve by the Lord’s command. What great fruit it has provided.

    Praying for an end to war and peace in the world, this morning; and for a calm to come to the storms many people face. Holding onto the reign of God through His Word and prayer for strength. Thank You God for your tender-loving mercies and grace.

    Thank you saints for your continued prayers for me. I am facing another several weeks at St. Mary’s with physio and rehab. Please pray for the strengthening of my back muscles, posture and hip muscles (bursa) so I can walk well on my own and return to normal functioning. I have the faith of a mustard seed.

    • Your prayer is our prayer too, David. Praying for Beverlee and for Ross – starting chemo tomorrow @ nearly 82 years of age. I now realize how painful it must have been for Norma-Jean to have watched David lose so much weight.

  2. Praise God for the way the Lord has worked in your family David. They have been a blessing to so many including me. Thank you also for the encouragement for our families too. I have seen God working over the years but trusting God for all of them to come to faith in God. Praying for you Beverlee and for Doreen’s husband Ross. Would you please pray for me as well as I am having a colon test on Friday and am going out now for blood work. God is good and faithful. Love to all of you saints.

  3. Pastor David: Very encouraging words this morning, it gives me hope for my siblings as I pray daily for them and also my grandchildren. Praying for Beverlee, Ross and Ger. May the Lord bless you and keep all of you in His loving care this day and always.

  4. My dad was Scottish and had a clan emblem. God certainly dealt severely with those who disobeyed His rules and regulations. So grateful He didn’t give earthly fathers the same power.
    Looks like the American elections were a complete success. Hopefully Keystone will go ahead now and give lots of young men work. May God be with the American government to make wise decisions to benefit all the people.
    Praying for all my blog buddies.
    Can’t believe it’s Christmas next month!
    God bless.

  5. Pastor David. I don’t want to cancel receiving this blog…my message on Nov. 4 blog…not for cancelling receiving this blog every morning. I still do wish to receive this blog.
    Sorry for the confusion.

    • Dear Irene blessings to you from bc! This is Molly glass’ daughter. If this is the correct Irene may God richly bless you! 100 Huntley street continues to bring gospel truth to generations of Canadians – amazing grace !

  6. Lifting up your husband Ross, Doreen, and you, dear Ger. Praying for God’s loving arms to embrace and comfort you and for the precious blood of Jesus to wash over you with healing. For our God is a loving God. Amen.

  7. Please pray for my sister Janet. She’s very very ill in hospital in Cranbrook. She normally lives with our Mom who’s 83, and they are a constant help to each other. Janet may die. She’s a devoted Christian and we as a family need God’s help.

  8. Dear Lord Jesus, I bring Beverlee, Ross, Ger and Janet before your throne. You know each one intimately and exactly what they need. Thank You for working your healing powers on each of them. Ease any pain and may they feel your loving arms holding them tight. We trust in Your Divine will for each one. In Your Precious Name, I pray. Amen

  9. I am so thankful for my godly upbringing and for marrying into a wonderful Christian family. Our children and their spouses are serving The Lord in their places of worship and already several of our 8 grandchildren have asked Jesus into their hearts. I continue to pray for others who have not yet bowed the knee and accepted The Saviour’s sacrifice for them. May we always be in fervent prayer for the lost.

    Blessings fellow saints.

  10. Praying for all those who are sick and needing a healing from the Lord our God Nothing is to big for Him He is Almighty God our Healer and Redeemer
    God be with you all….R…

  11. Dear Rev. David M.
    How greatly each of us with the daily blog have been blessed since you first started in 2012.
    Your prayer today is just the perfect one to recite diligentely without ceasing until every member of our family surrenders to OUR SAVIOUR, OUR KING, JESUS CHRIST.

    Keeping Beverlee, Doreen and Ross, Ger , Janet and all those who are in need of Gods healing. in Jesus precious name, Amen.
    Have a blessed day everyone.
    xoxoxo Carole

  12. Thank you Pastor David, my families history is not very uplifting put the Lord has saved me to pray for all of them, please pray for them too. Thank you and many blessings for all the work that you continue to do. Max

  13. I too continue to pray for all those in my family who need salvation…
    God is faithful! Praise His Holy Name…My Prayer Heavenly Father, is that all my household will repent and call upon You for their salvation.

  14. Thank you Doreen, Lynda, Eleanor, ET, Beverlee, Catherine and Carole. It is wonderful to have this prayer support. Praying for your sister Janet, Robert that the Lord will heal her. I cared for my mother as well. God bless you dear friends.

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