Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GALILEE OR DEAD SEA

Today’s Reading: Psalms 81-83

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The Dead Sea, also called the Salt Sea, borders Jordan to the east and Israel and Palestine to the west. Its surface and shores are 423 metres (1,388 ft) below sea level…Earth’s lowest elevation on land. The Dead Sea has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world’s first health resorts (for Herod the Great), and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics. As the Jordan River flows south, it picks up salts and other chemicals which eventually kill all life by the time the waters reach the Dead Sea. There is no escape from the Sea except by evaporation, which concentrates the deadly chemicals even more. Likewise, throughout the years in the flow of Israel’s history, the people absorbed the sins of the surrounding nations and death spiritually was the result (Psalm 83).

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

 

Key Verse: Psalm 81:13

Oh, that My people would listen to Me,

That Israel would walk in My ways!

 

Psalm 82:5b tells us, “All the foundations of the earth are unstable.” The Bible is not a textbook on natural science, but when a statement is made on the subject, it is correct. The people could not have known about the great tectonic plates that move continents, causing earthquakes and opening up huge chasms such as the Jordan Valley. Geologists have calculated the increase of the salt in the Dead Sea, and a formula has been developed. If the formula is reversed to figure out the decrease of salt, it is possible to guess at the time when no waters flowed down to the lowest place on earth, and no salt was washed into that sea, which has no outward flow. This was not millions of years ago, but in the time from the flood of Noah to the fire and brimstone of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 7:11-24 & Genesis 19:24-29).

Our key verse tells us that God longs for His people to return to Him. If they had maintained their relationship with God consistently, they would have enjoyed the river of constant blessings instead of curses, defeat and death over and over again.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for consistency every day to draw from Your river of life as Your presence and purpose flows through time. Please grant me sufficient grace that I may not pick up the corrosive death-producing culture of this world. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!!!

[…and here’s my personal prayer]…Lord, I ask You to lay on the hearts of my fellow bloggers to pray for me today as I have been asked to host the live 10,000th 100 Huntley Street telecast this morning from 9:30 to 10:30 on the Global TV Network. I need Your help big time Lord God. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I love the description of the “pure river of water of life,” which the Apostle John shared with us from his vision of the “Throne of God (Revelation 22:1-2). That river flows through Jesus Himself (John 4:7-14) and also John 7:37-39, where I’ve just read that Jesus cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scriptures have said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” There are several places in the Hebrew Scriptures to which Jesus referred. I’ve just looked up one of those and read Isaiah 43:19-21.

The upper Jordan flows from the pure sources at the base of Mount Herman in the north down to the fresh, life-filled Sea of Galilee. Then the water proceeds to descend down through that deep scar in the earth’s surface, known as the Rift Valley, into a place where no life can exist. I’ve tried to swim in the Dead Sea. It was very awkward, given the water’s unusual buoyancy (10 times more salty than the ocean). When I tried to swim, the tendency was for my head to sink under the surface and my feet to rise as I floated. At another time, after a long horseback ride along the upper Jordan, with my muscles aching and sore, my sons, who assist me in this blog, and I plunged into the waters for the most refreshing swim of our lives. The difference between the pure waters flowing from the mountains toward the Sea of Galilee and the eventual destiny of those waters (the Dead Sea) was enormous! Life and death is in those waters. I must stay constantly in the Living Waters, not picking up the death-producing contamination of this world as I travel through it.

Yours for choosing LIFE!!!

David

P.S. Be sure to tune into our special 10,000th episode of 100 Huntley Street today! It can be seen on Global television at 9:30 a.m. EST, and then repeated on YES-TV at 11:00 a.m. EST. You can also watch the livestream online at www.100huntley.com at 9:30 a.m. EST (click on the words “WATCH LIVE” in the top right). By this afternoon, a recording of the full program will be available there.

The shorelines of the Dead Sea are covered in some areas by massive salt deposits, as seen in this photo.

30 thoughts on “Wednesday, October 14, 2015

  1. Praying for you, David! and will be watching the 10,000th episode of 100 Huntley Street, right along with the blog saints and fellow saints across Canada and throughout the world who receive the telecast. Wow! Wow! Wow! Praise God for your ministry, fine sir! We can never thank you enough for this great bible teaching and daily blog, which has brought us all together, and keeps us daily in the Word. Praise God through whom all blessings flow! Wishing all a blessed day in the Lord!!!

    And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:18-19 (NKJV)

    Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBz7vuJ2b1A

  2. Lord may David be full of “vim and vigour” today, and may he be Blessed and be a Blessing to many as he hosts the telecast today!!!

  3. Dear Lord thank You for Living water that You have given us through the indwelling of The Holy Spirit
    Dear Lord we Praise You for beinv witb Pastor David Mainse sprak through him as he opens his mouth fill it with Your Words of living water as he will be on Huntley today in Jesus name that You be glorified Amen

  4. May God bless you especially today. Remember that today you have been that you have been a blessing at least 10,000 times one for each day of broadcast plus multiplied times for all the precious souls won for Gods Kingdom. Continue on in Gods work Thanks

  5. Thank you for being obedient to number one episode. I was a little girl watching episodes when I was home sick from school. When one day and knew I wanted what you were talking about. I have one of those copies of daily read books that were produced that my dad read, I went to the circle square ranch, and have watched intermittently throughout the years and now follow this blog. Thank you for your obedience and your desire to serve God and be used by Him! I have never commented before but today is special and I just wanted to say Thank you!

  6. Amen! Waiting in prayer for you David as you host 100 Huntley St. Program 10,000. Lord Jesus give David Mainse strength, clarity of speech and bring to remembrance all things which you would have him to speak. Amen!

  7. WOW!
    10,000 congratulations. We have set the PVR since we will be busy unloading the moving van in Kitchener and have told many friends to watch this incredible achievement.
    Trusting in the Holy Spirit to lead you once again in live TV even in your maturing years!
    Shalom,
    Graham.
    2012 Holy Land Yellow Bus.

  8. I join in prayer for you Rev. David for this day for the Joy of the Lord to be your strength, for Wisdom that comes from above for the refreshing of God’s living water to flow over you as He Rejoices over you with Singing!!! In the Mighty Name of Jesus I pray AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!!

  9. Such a blessing to see you and some of the “old” telecast family. You and Norma-Jean both look so young and vibrant. Congratulations on the 10,000th program!!

  10. Praying OUT LOUD for you David for today, may God be with you as always, I for one moment have no DOUGHT IN MY MIND that not only will you do EXCELLENT WORK on your 10,000 TV episode today.
    God Bless you.
    Jennifer Smith.

  11. WOW! What a great episode of 100 Huntley Street. I only started watching it about 5 years or so on a routine basis… I was amazed at the number of programs, churches, and outreaches, on a global basis that were spawned because of 100 Huntley Street. Amen and Amen.

    It was truly a privilege to watch this episode with you as the host David Mainse. God bless you, your family, everyone involved in this production, and blog friends in Christ.

    Amen

    • It was a total privilege, indeed, to watch the 10,000th episode! What a wonderful day you made for everyone, David, and all your family; to hear everyone’s favourite memory and touching videos! Thank you, thank you, thank you and God bless you, bless you, bless you!!! Amen, amen, and amen!!!

  12. That was beautiful David and Norma Jean! It flowed well, everyone was happy, and you were natural as before David. Also it was good to see all your family and former hosts and friends. Thanks be unto God that He healed and spared you to see and host 100 Huntley St. Program 10,000. This ministry has been such a blessing to me over the years! Thank you! Thank you! Thank! And God bless you! PS. I recorded it and hope to show it later.

  13. I prayed your prayer today Pastor Mainse.

    Watched your 10,000th telecast of 100 Huntley Street Program.
    It was very impressive and great to see the people who do such good work
    for the Lord Jesus Christ. May God bless you all for your achievements.

    Thankyou Pastor Mainse for blessing us with this blog.
    We need to read God’s Word daily and be guided by Him through you.
    Thankyou, thankyou!

  14. Thank you to you, David, for your ‘fiat’ given all those years ago.
    May your family continue to be instruments of God’s purposes,
    in our darkened world, so much in need of His Light.

    The programme ran without a hitch….BEAUTIFUL!

  15. Dear David and Norma Jean, Thank you for all the work you have
    done over the years. God bless you and keep you love you all….R…

  16. Congratulations on a significant milestone of 10,0000 episodes of Huntley Street. What a wonderful legacy you David and Norma Jean began. I watched both programs today, your live show this am and tonight with some of the current interviewers. Both were amazing shows.
    What a truly memorable day. To GOD be the Glory.

  17. It’s very frustrating! I can’t seem to get today’s program! It tells me “more than 10 seconds has passed” I sure don’t know what that means!

  18. It was a wonderful program David. So great to see all the people who were on air with you for so many years. I watched #1 and have not missed many in between. God bless you and Norma Jean.
    We cannot get Yes TV on Vancouver Island, so could not see the evening one. I have asked Shaw, but get nowhere. We were at the ribbon cutting of CTS since we lived in ON then and I was a prayer partner too.
    What a wonderful vision God gave you all those years ago.

  19. Congratulations on 10,000 episodes!Our pvr is always recording 100 Huntley St.It was great and moving to watch last night at midnight after a great day harvesting our barley crop.We have watched for yrs and have been blessed ! We were at Expo 86 .What a powerful message was given.So many life changing interviews We can`t live without 100 Huntley St. Amen! Amen!!

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