Sunday, November 16, 2014


Suggested Reading: Numbers 19-20

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The olive grinding wheel at Nazareth Village.

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Key Verse: Numbers 20:6

So Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tabernacle of meeting, and they fell on their faces. And the glory of the Lord appeared to them.


The charge against Moses and Aaron was cruel and unjust (20:3-5). They turned in silence in the right direction. They prostrated themselves before the Lord. The result was that Moses was given a new vision of God and, at the same time, a command and a promise (20:8). Moses could’ve brought a message of the goodness and grace of God, but instead he was overcome with anger and seemed to forget God’s word to him. He called the people “rebels,” and became a rebel himself. Nevertheless, God provided abundant water so that His promise of the Promised Land to the people would eventually be realized. The deaths of Miriam and Aaron are sad and were followed over 40 years by the passing of the entire generation who left Egypt, with the exceptions of Caleb and Joshua. God forgives our sins, but the circumstances which arise, because of our actions, are very unforgiving.


Lord God, I pray for total deliverance from past hurts, real or imagined, which may cause me to lose my ability to respond in Your way, with grace and obedience. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!


Suicide is unforgiving. In other words, once the act has been accomplished, there is no way back. Therefore, Crossroads has launched a campaign to stop suicides, with an emphasis on Jr. High and High School students. Here’s a response to my blog. I wept for joy at one life that was saved…

“Hi David, I wanted to say Thank you! About 35 yrs ago I was a young girl contemplating suicide. I was a Christian and feeling God’s whisper I wrote you a letter. You wrote me back! As a little girl I was in awe that you had taken the time to write me back! It was not a printed letter, it was handwritten. You gave me hope Mr.Mainse! I reread the letter many times. Years later I wrote you again in despair. I was constantly told by my earthly father how worthless I was. Again I received a letter from you. You helped me see my worth in my Heavenly Father’s eyes! I watched you everyday on T.V. My mom taped it. I pretended you were my earthly father. I love you! Thank you for taking the time to help a lost little girl. I knew I had worth and that Jesus loved me because of you!” -Michelle

Yours for sharing the message of life and of obedience to God’s will,


17 thoughts on “Sunday, November 16, 2014

  1. David this is an awesome letter and just a little time spent with a individual
    would change their life / save their life, we thank God for your faithfulness
    Blessings Irene

  2. Amen. Strong lesson from scripture, prayer, and personal message about turning our own will over to God to ensure rightness of life, here on earth as it is in heaven. Thank you, David, for sharing Michelle’s letter, and for the work you are doing in Israel. A friend of mine just returned from having spent a week at the conference and was on fire for Jerusalem, Chinese Christians, and the reconcilliation taking place between Christians and Jews. God’s blessings to all saints, this precious Sunday.

  3. Thank you for sharing that pastor. I’m 47 years old but I look at you like a spiritual father too. What a beautiful testimony of the power of love through Him.

  4. From today’s reading it looks like we shouldn’t complain when things appear and even are dire. We must trust the Lord and soldier on with faith in God’s will.
    Love is patient, love is kind comes to mind when reading of your compassion toward the dispondent little girl in the letter. You are a remarkable man indeed Rev. Thank you for this daily blog.
    Blessings fellow saints.

  5. Our heavenly Father knows we all need love, your letter shows how God can use us if we will let him. You show us all what a life in Christ can do, thank you and may our Father continue to bless you, a sister in the Lord, Carol

  6. Thanks for sharing the letter. And your thoughts. And your time. Please help us, Lord God, to be full to overflowing with your love, so others will also come to know you and follow you. In Jesus’s name. Amen

  7. Thank you Pastor David for your prayer today I prayed it as well. I was blessed by the letter, each of us can send a handwritten word of encouragement to someone. It is something they can pick up and read when they feel downhearted. What an encouragement you are to me. May God keep you, Norma Jean and the rest of the tour in His care. Amen

  8. Pastor David, your story brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for your sharing and ministry to us!
    As you minister, I pray the Lord continue to strengthen and encourage you and Norma-Jean and your family.
    I prayed in agreement with your prayer.
    The Lord has delivered me from many past hurts for which I am grateful and free in Him. And I know He is completing what He has begun in me many years ago. Thank you Jesus for your Great Love.

  9. Hello David M…or Ron….I was wondering why the 100 words .ca that is at the bottom of your daily blog does not come up highlighted for one to click on to go to that web page? It used to. I have added the area I am asking about below.

    REMINDER: If you wish to post a comment on my blog, go to and click on the “Comments” bubble (which is next to the date). Then scroll to the bottom, where it says, “Leave a Reply.”

  10. Good lesson today. Touched by your letter from Michelle David. Enjoyed the company of my grandniece today to church and a Christmas concert. Children are such a delight but need our prayers and guidance. Have not listened to all the videos from Jerusalem yet. Blessings in Israel!

  11. Hello David
    Thank you for sharing your letter and praise God indeed for a life saved for tue glory of God. You mentioned that there has been a campaign launched for students. Praise God. How are they implementing this campaign?

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