Monday, August 3, 2015

“PUT” and “LET”

Today’s┬áReading: Colossians 3-4

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


The Garden Tomb in Jerusalem is believed by some to be the burial place of Jesus (but only temporarily). HALLELUJAH!!! At some point in history the door was enlarged and in so-doing they must have broken out the rock wall between the entrance and the window. Notice the groove where a large circular stone could have been rolled back and forth. The rolling stone from this tomb is missing, but there is another tomb near Mt. Carmel that has a stone which would fit in this groove.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: Colossians 3:14-15

But above all these things PUT on love, which is the bond of perfection [completion]. And LET the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.


In today’s reading the word “PUT” is repeated four times, and the word “LET” three times. This daily blog is highlighting over two years those words or concepts that are repeated for extra emphasis. If we had heard Paul speak in person, he may have raised his voice or made dramatic body language gestures to reinforce his main points. In writing, repetition serves the same purpose. Paul is intent on getting our full attention!

(1)”PUT” to death fornication, etc. (2) “PUT” off … filthy language, etc. (3) “PUT” on the new man. (4) “PUT” on love…. (1) “LET” the peace of God rule in your hearts. (2) “LET” the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom… (3) “LET” your speech always be seasoned with grace.

The action word is “PUT.” The passive word is “LET.” The first, we deliberately make happen; the second, we relax and yield to the Spirit of Christ living in us. Compare Scripture with Scripture. For example, read James 4:7-8 for action, and read a statement about letting “the power that works in us” go to work. It’s not an effort. “LET” it happen as in Ephesians 3:20 (read Eph 3:14-20).


Lord God, I pray for grace to do all I should do to live as Your follower, and grace to rest in the knowledge that Your power is working in me. I know with absolute certainty that You are “ABLE TO DO EXCEEDINGLY ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK.” Thank You that Your power is working in me now and always!!! In and through the Person of Jesus I pray, AMEN!!!


As part of today’s reading in Colossians 4:2-4, Paul asked for his readers to pray for him. I’m asking you to pray for me in the same way, “That God would open a door for the Word” (i.e. keep the blog going and give His favour in sharing it with others. Also pray for future opportunities to use new media, high definition web-casting online).

In reading Colossians several times over three days, I’ve thought often of a story from New York City. Norma-Jean and I visited the Teen Challenge Centre in Brooklyn, which is located in a very rough area. As we were leaving, Rev. Don Wilkerson (brother of David Wilkerson, Teen Challenge founder) said to us, “Jesus will take you safely to the subway station.” About a minute later, a Puerto Rican teenager approached us. He said, “Hi, I’m Jesus, just follow me to the subway.” We laughed with joy at the prospect of safely following Jesus. I had often heard baseball commentators talk about a great play made by “Jesus” (in Spanish, of course, it’s pronounced like “Heysoos”).

Yours for following Jesus, knowing when to “PUT” and when to “LET,”


P.S. Seeing Colossians is “All about Jesus,” here’s another clip from the Matthew movie with actor Bruce Marchiano playing the part of Jesus (click here).

Inside The Garden Tomb, visitors can look through the barrier into the burial chamber. In our Israel tours Norma-Jean usually stands in the foreground shown in the picture, pointing out features of the tomb to the members of our family of travellers as they enter and marvel at the truth of the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord.

13 thoughts on “Monday, August 3, 2015

  1. WOW!
    Your personal words today reminded me of Dr Ben Carson’s words yesterday on the Hour of Power. He siad he would continue his Presidential bid as long as Jesus kept opening doors.
    Still praying for peace in Jerusalem.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus.

  2. Yes, we pray for you David, “That God would open a door for the Word” and that there would be future opportunities to use new media such as high definition web casting online in Jesus Name. Amen. Just yesterday, I told someone about at Campmeeting and what a blessing it was! God bless you!

  3. Amen, David! Faith and love and grace abide in our Christian walk with the Lord, and this blog! Yesterday was such an incredible day! The power of God was in the Kingsway Christian Church, as the pastor was on fire about the end times and Revelations. The camp meeting last night was rocking as Ken Bombay gave an incredible sermon and the packed tabernacle sang hymn after glorious hymn. The Holy Spirit was ever present and touching all the saints! What a blessing to live in Canada where we can worship so freely and share our love for Jesus with each other!! There is power, power, wonder working power, in the blood of the lamb! Blessings fellow saints!! Lifting it up for Jesus!!

    There is Power in the Blood, Tommy Coomes Band

  4. I have a special prayer request for someone, today. Saints, please pray for Deb, to ease her heart, as her daughter and grandchildren are moving, this week. Please also pray for protection, strength and blessings for their new home and neighbourhood and that the children will settle in well.

    • In the Name of Jesus Christ we Pray a blessing for Beaverlee Kay;
      we pray a blessing for Deb and family moving to a new area, may all go well, may the children be happy, may great blessings abound on this family! In Jesus Name We Pray AMEN

  5. Father, we ask, in Jesus Name that you open the perfect door for the Word. Prepare hearts and minds to want to know You deeply in these modern, often tumultuous times. May Your Perfect Will be done. Bless all who contribute – especially David Mainse and family. Amen.

  6. I come in agreement with Doreen’s prayer for you Rev. David…that the perfect door for the Word be open, and to keep the blog going; for future opportunities to use new media, high definition, web-casting. May your Perfect Will, Lord, be done. Amen!!

    May the Peace that passes all understanding be be yous,r Deb, as you “Let” your children move on. Lord I pray you go before them to their new home and prepare it for the children, the family, and that they blend in seamlessly in their new home and neighbourhood , Amen!

  7. Amen to your prayer today David and to all the prayers of your bloggers. They are on FIRE and Sah’s right that there is nothing else like this blog! It was such a joy to catch up on the last three days(was out of cell range). I brought my bible camping and read Colossians and focused on Jesus. While I calmly and securely fixed on Him, He was working wonders all around me that I wasn’t even aware of. During the 6 hour trip home He revealed them to me one by one by one and I was so completely OVERWHELMED I cried! We have such an AWESOME OVERWHELMING GOD!!! I pray for each of us to be OVERWHELMED by Him each and every day! Thank You Jesus! Sing Praise!!!

  8. Also I set out to compile a list of all the good God has done for me but still haven’t got past #1-my husband David! The list goes on and on and on.

    Thank you God for my husband David. I pray to be an even greater Blessing to him! I love You with all that I am and have and I am ALL FOR YOU!!! Thank You Lord Jesus Amen!!

  9. Colossians 2:11 really spoke to me. It’s a powerful Scripture to pray on for those trying to rid themselves of addictions.

    Lord Jesus I believe I am circumcised in You and I put off all sins of the flesh! All Glory and Honor be Yours Forever and Ever Amen!!

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