STARS IN THE SKY
Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 27
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Key Verse: 1 Chronicles 27:23
But David did not take the number of those twenty years old and under, because the Lord had said He would multiply Israel like the stars of the heavens.
Abraham, known as the father of faith, was given the promise from God at least three different times that his children would be like the “stars of the heavens.” With the continued listing of names in today’s reading, we may want to read Genesis 22:1-17. God promised Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Israel) to multiply their people, and King David believed God’s promise. A thousand years later, the writer to the Hebrews picks up the story and reaffirms the fact of God’s promise (Hebrews 11:8-19). God’s promise has come true and is continuing to be fulfilled. The people of God are uncountable. All of us who are believers in the God of Abraham, and in the One who said, “Before Abraham was, I AM,” are in the heavenly census (read John 8:56-59). We too, along with David, are part of that number, “like the stars of the heavens.”
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I thank You that by faith I am numbered in Your census, which shows Your children are more in number than the stars of the heavens. I pray that I will be a help in Your work of adding even more people to that number. I’m reminded, Lord, that Your prophet Daniel wrote, “Those who turn many to righteousness [shall shine] like the stars forever and ever.” Grant me the gift of faithfulness in prayer, in witness, and in supporting those who are also winning precious souls to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I have a vivid imagination. I can imagine the scene in Heaven when I first confessed Jesus as my personal Saviour and Lord. Jesus said, “Therefore, whoever confesses Me before men, him will I also confess before My Father who is in Heaven” (Matthew 10:32). So here’s the scene. It’s a Monday in the locker room at high school. The past Friday evening in the Glebe Collegiate auditorium, I had gone forward to receive Jesus as Saviour and Lord, and now I was determined to tell my fellow basketball players about it. I said something like this,”I have an announcement! You’ll see a different Mainse from now on. I have given my life to Jesus.” There was silence, some teasing, and then life went on. However, things happened in Heaven. I believe Jesus kept His Word and said something like this: “Father, David Charles Mainse has just confessed Me in front of his high school teammates.” According to Scripture, there was rejoicing in Heaven. Then I can imagine one of the angels, who was listening to Jesus, writing my name down in the Lamb’s Book of Life. I was counted in God’s census. Okay, it may not have been exactly like this. I’ll find out some day. I do believe that I’m in that number…a greater number than the stars of the heavens!
Yours for increasing daily the number of the children of Abraham,
Comforted by God’s promises & looking forward to the day when we can go home. Thank You, Lord.
I was greatly blessed to be able to watch the program on Thursday with David Mainse and Norma-Jean and all the others! It was great! there are benefits to my sleep disorder! I watched the program at 4 a.m.all I can say is God has been involved in David Mainse’s life from the first day and God had plans for Canada and for moving the Gospel across our wonderful country, east and west as well as north and south! Of course now the program is around the world PRAISE THE LORD. ALL GLORY TO HIM, OUR RISEN LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST! HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US NOR FORSAKE US
that is HIS promise to every human being on this earth!
PRAISE AND WORSHIP TO OUR LORD GOD FOR LEADING THE FAMILY OF DAVIID MAINSE TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
wonderful celebration and it is going on right here in Canada! I still am amazed about Scripture Luke 2:14 and Psalm 72:8 inscribed on Parliament Hill! SIMPLY AMAZING! SIMPLY AMAZING GRACE!
blessings to everyone; let us continue to pray for one another; let us continue to rebuke the devil and all his ways; Our Lord God has His Hand over ALL HIS PEOPLE, ALL HIS PEOPLE THROUGH OUT THE WORLD!
simply confess that we have sinned against God and against our brothers and sisters in Christ; we are truly sorry; we come to the Lord God and ask for His forgiveness; He richly forgives us; He says you are forgiven; now go and tell others what the Lord has done for you……
amen amen amen
don’t know why my name did not appear on the above blog!
it was me “sah” and I ask for prayers, dull weather gets me down with bi polar and I am going to the pool! Praise the Lord. God gave me swimming 2 decades ago!
Blessings to all……
ok, now we will see what happens! maybe the problem is solved! Blessings to everyone!
yep problem solved! Thank you Lord for leading me to make it right! Amen
What a glorious photo…the sky looks like gold.
Yes, how comforting to know that we are His children: And our names are written in the Lamb’s book of Life. He chose us” How Awesome!!…Thank you Jesus for choosing me to be in with You, in the family of God!!
Praise the Lord, my name too is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life! Thank you dear Lord for this indescribable gift! Thank you David Mainse for your steadfastness and powerful and consistent witness !!
yes indeed! PRAISE THE LORD! Thank you Lord!
met a gal Donna! has many medical issues! please pray that she will call on the Lord for help!
please pray for a friend Eva, still in the hospital!
also please pray for Darrin…waiting for a kidney transplant! needs to find a match…
Thank you Lord, in Jesus Name we pray amen