Friday, September 2, 2016


Today’s Reading: Exodus 32

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A long avenue with goat-headed sphinxes leading from the Karnak Temple complex to Luxor Temple, a distance of 1.2 miles (2km). The little figure under the chin of each statue is meant to be Ramesses II. At the time of Moses, the worship of many images, such as a golden calf, was common in Egypt.

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

Key Verse: Exodus 32:32

Yet now, if You will forgive their sin, but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written.


Moses heard from God and put His Word into action. Moses prayed and God heard him. The result was God’s judgment and mercy. This chapter records the response of Aaron and the people. Unfortunately, three or four generations later, the people once again practised the worship of other gods. Moses took a stand between God and His people as an intercessor. An intercessor identifies with God and His will, but must also identify with people. In His intercession, our Lord Jesus Christ did not pray, “Blot Me out of Your book,” but He prayed, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Jesus identified with us so completely that He felt abandoned by His Father while He was dying on the Cross. Our sins are forgiven because of Jesus’ intercession.


Almighty God, because of Your Son and my Saviour, I do as Scripture tells me. I “come boldly to the throne of grace” (Hebrews 4:16), and the result is that I “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” I pray this for others (use their names or in general) as well as for myself. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!


My Grandfather, Allan Mainse, and his brother, Uncle Ed, had farms next door to each other. I heard them pray in a normal volume at family devotions, but I heard the stories that when they were younger, early in the morning, these brothers would meet at the line fence between their farms and raise their voices in prayer. It’s probably exaggerated, but I’ve been told that they could be heard a country concession away. I believe that their intercessory prayers bless us today. They bless our children, our grandchildren, and our great-grandchildren. Someone asked me a while back, “Can you name all your children, their spouses, and your grandchildren?” I rattled their names off quickly. “How do you do that?” I was asked. My answer was that I pray for them all by name, not rapidly, but slowly with intensity, every morning before any of them awaken.

Yours to urge us all into more fervent intercession,



7 thoughts on “Friday, September 2, 2016

  1. Oh, thank You for Your sacrifice for us, Lord Jesus! Prayed on hands and knees for you, this morning, dear David, and all saints of the blog. Living this day with thanksgiving for all the blessings You bestow upon us! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

    For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field,
    And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you. Job 5:23 NKJV

    Lion and the Lamb – Brian Johnson&Amy Renée(Bethel Church)

  2. Thank you Pastor David for this blog and all your prayers as well Beverlee. Pray for my family everyday as well but not by name always as there are many. Moses was a good leader as you are as well Pastor. Trust you are doing well. God bless you and fellow bloggers.

  3. As I think on this scripture this morning…how quickly man’s heart grows cold..when he does not stay close to God…feed on His Word daily.
    Thank you Pastor David for keeping us on track with this daily manna; with your examples, keeping our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
    Yes, Father in heaven I too come boldly to Your throne of Grace to receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. And grace and mercy for my loved ones and other you place on my heart, help for their need in time of trouble.
    Thank you Lord God for Your Mighty Love for us. Amen!

  4. I don’t seem to be able to get the vlog for Sept 1 & 2…when I click on “vblog”..Aug31 and 30 come up. Is there some way I can get the Sept vlog?

  5. Thank you David and Renold for the picture you took I try to remember all my family
    in my prayers my family is big . I am amazed that you can name everyone in yours
    David. God bless you and all your families
    Lianne Hogg

  6. “You are in the quarry still, and not complete, and therefore to you, as once to us, much is inexplicable. But you are destined for a higher building, and one day you will be placed in it by hands not human, a living stone in a heavenly temple.”

    “In the still air the music lies unheard;
    In the rough marble beauty hides unseen;
    To make the music and the beauty needs
    The master’s touch, the sculptor’s chisel keen.
    Great Master, touch us with Thy skillful hands;
    Let not the music that is in us die!
    Great Sculptor, hew and polish us; nor let,
    Hidden and lost, thy form within us lie!”

    Streams in the Desert, Charles Cowman, September

  7. The WORD states that by HIS stripes we are healed.
    I claim your complete healing THIS day in the name of Jesus.
    May God richly bless you and Norma -Jean

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