Friday, August 12, 2016


Today’s Reading: Exodus 7

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).

“On the way to the ‘old’ city of Jerusalem I saw this ‘new’ light rail train suspension bridge. Where are the train tracks? Down below, but I found the cables and sky far more interesting. It is designed to represent the harp of King David.” – Reynold

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

Key Verse: Exodus 7:5

And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch out My hand on Egypt and bring out the children of Israel from among them.


God’s purposes will be carried out in His timing, with or without the willing co-operation of His people, and in spite of the opposition of His enemies. Please look up and read Psalm 105:26-36 where the plagues that came upon the Egyptians are capsulized. Pharaoh set himself to oppose God’s purposes. Pharaoh does not win this battle. I recommend also that we read Revelation 15 & 16. The plagues listed in Revelation are in the future and come upon mankind to fulfill God’s purposes. “God is Love” (1 John 4:8), and it must hurt Him far more than we can conceive when He must allow judgment, which people bring upon themselves, so that His purposes come to pass. As our Father, He knows what is best for His children, and He will do what is right for time and for eternity.


Dear Lord God, I humbly ask for Your grace that I may fulfill Your purposes in obedience to Your will. I understand so very little about Your ways in which You do things; but I’m trusting You that “Your will may be done in earth as it is in Heaven.” I know that to do Your will cost Jesus of Nazareth His life. Whatever it takes, Lord, I’m Yours forever. I pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen!


Reynold’s photo for today speaks to me of the fact that the Children of Israel made it to the Promised Land twice (in ancient AND modern times). The first time 40 years after their deliverance from Egypt and the second time after the demonic anti-semitism of Hitler and others. The first deliverance was 1400 B.C. approximately, and the second in 1948 A.D., when Israel became a sovereign state once again. I remember the first because at family devotions we read the words of Moses, and the second time I remember because we read the Ottawa Citizen newspaper and discussed the purposes of God for His ancient people (I was almost 12 at the time). When God asks in His Word that we should pray for something, I try to remember to do it. He tells us to “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6). That prayer is sure needed today!

Yours, praying for God’s will to be done in His way and in His timing,



24 thoughts on “Friday, August 12, 2016

  1. Happy Birthday David thank you for 100 Huntley for your obedience to our Lord and Saviour that we have Christian Station for all the world to get to know / hear the true words, from the scripture, the Bible.
    Have a Blessed day

  2. Happy Birthday David thank you for your dedication and obedience to Crossroads
    ministry also our blog may there be many years ahead . I appreciate all that you
    you do. Have a wonderful day I hope to see you on t.v. this morning.

  3. I humbled my heart and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior in March 1982. I had watched your program for a few weeks at a time I was very miserable in body and spirit. I have not turned back. When the counsellor prayed with me over the phone in St. John’s, NL, I felt like a heavy garbage bag was lifted off my right shoulder. On the program, you suggested that we read Scripture 15 minutes a day and keep that special time/place with the LORD. I see so clearly now, 34 years later, that the WORD of truth displaces the lies of the enemy which I fed on daily through media/marketplace, addictions, etc., based on fear. The WORD is life, the WORD is Jesus.
    Thank you. I pray you will overcome this challenge of health.

  4. Happy, Happy 80th Birthday David ! I have just been thanking God for you and your commitment and faithfulness to Him and for the millions of people around the world – I am sure – who love and serve the Lord because of 100 Huntley Street ! I also thank the Lord that you and Norma Jean have raised such a large family to also faithfully serve Him. Praise God ! Have a beautiful day !

  5. Happy Birthday, David. Thank you for a life-time of serving the Lord and bringing so many to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. God bless you, David. Norma-Jean and all the Maines Family. Looking forward to watching your party today on
    the 100 Huntley Street programme.

  6. Happy birthday from BC! I am thankful for your obedience to God as I am one of the ones whose life has been changed because your obedience! Enjoy your day!

  7. Wonderful program today! (I had ticket to be in studio, and fully expected to be there, but was ill). I so wanted to see all the Rutledge family. With the heat today and my heart problems (waiting for tests, etc) I thought it unwise to come. Was great to see all the people celebrating with you there at the Crossroads Centre and in other countries/places. Happy Birthday both to you and Norma-Jean.

  8. Happy Birthday Pastor David, and Norma Jean. Thank you for years of faithful service to our Heavenly Father. Thank you for the great example you have been and still are. Blessings to you both, and your wonderful family.

  9. Happy 80th Birthday Pastor David Mainse!

    Thank-you for your biblical guidance & obedience to God’s Holy Word.
    This blog is truly a blessing to me and many others.
    May God bless and keep you in His care.

  10. Happy birthday to the two of you Blessings to you dear ones,
    God bless you and many many more..Love to you both……R…..

  11. A very special “Happy Birthday” to you. We so much enjoyed seeing you and Norma-Jean on the telecast this morning! We thank the Lord for all you have humbly done for our country Canada, and for the world beyond to bless many over the years. May the Lord bless you into your new year ahead!




    Have a blessed day all you bloggers!!

  13. Congratulations Reverend David Mainse on your 80th birthday. I heard you say on TV this morning that God through us Canadians won’t let Lorna Dueck down as she proudly accepted the challenge of becoming the new CEO of 100 Huntley Street.

    I just gave a 1 time gift over and above my minute monthly contribution of 10 times the gift of 80 dollars. I challenge all followers to pick up the challenge… $800.00

    God Bless blog friends…

  14. Wow happy 80th birthday Pastor David thank you for your example your consecration your dedication your commitment your obedience and the Legacy that you have left not only for your children and grandchildren but for people around the world that have come to know Jesus because of one 100 Huntley Street thank you for your fine example and a very very very happy birthday God bless you you and Norma Jean and thank you from the bottom of my heart in your name like in God’s name I pray amen

  15. I posted a Happy Birthday David greeting on Saturday’s page but for some reason it will not post and flashes up to the top of the page. Anyway, Happy Birthday David.

  16. David & Norma Jean-We have watched you for many,many years & always have been blessed by your words- happy birthdays to you both & may the Lord continue to bless you and all your wonderful family. Much love & prayers-Ross & Melva

  17. Happy 80th Birthday David and Norma Jean tomorrow. May the Grace and Peace of His Holy Spirit Bless This Day ,Because you are someone who is very precious in His eyes.
    I follow your blog daily

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