Friday, September 15, 2017

FULLNESS OF JOY

Today’s Reading: Psalms 15-17

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

 

Belvoir Fortress was constructed by the Crusaders 1,000 years ago on a precipice high above the Jordan Valley. This location is only about 20 kilometres south of the Sea of Galilee and looks across into Jordan.

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

 

Key Verse: Psalm 16:11

You will show me the path of life;

In Your presence is fullness of joy;

At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

 

YES!!! IT’S TRUE!!! Right now we can experience that “fulness of joy!” and the pleasures that are at His “right hand!” Just think of the amazing honour to be able, by God’s grace, to do as Psalm 15 instructs us.

The Apostle Peter is a participant in today’s blog. Here’s a commentary on Psalm 16 by Peter, given in the first recorded message he preached on the birthday of the Church on the streets of Jerusalem. Let’s read together Acts 2:22-32. Jesus is alive!!! Then let’s read again our key verse. If we are not finding in Jesus the “joy” spoken of in our key verse, we should check our pulses…we may be dead!

Psalm 17 has in it the words, “apple of Your eye.” That’s God’s eye to which David refers in his prayer. Just think how careful we are to protect our eyes. David prayed, “Keep me as the apple of Your eye.” Now that’s protection! That’s the best security we could ever have! YES!!! JOY!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray with the writer of this prayer, David (a suggestion to everybody – read and pray out loud, if possible, the following verses…Psalm 17:1-8). Then, Lord, I am confessing with full assurance of faith, “As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness” (17:15). Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I accept and believe God’s Truth! The Apostle John wrote three letters to us all. He begins the first letter with, “These things we write to you [you and me] that your joy may be full!” (1st John 1:4). Then in chapter 3 of that letter, verses 1-3 (click here), John declares that, “We shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” Oh, the longing that filled my heart as a 16-year-old as I learned and sang the chorus, “O to be like Thee, Blessed Redeemer…Come in Thy sweetness. Come in Thy fullness, stamp Thine own image deep on my heart.” I weep with joy as I sing this prayer just now. I can hardly see the keys for tears. The English language fails me in expressing what is in my heart. Therefore, I’m praying, as Paul said he did, “I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding!” (1 Corinthians 14:15). That refers to my spirit. According to the Scriptures, I am “spirit, soul and body.” Here’s a link to that song of longing to be like Jesus.

Yours for “Fullness of Joy!”

David

P.S. Hi folks, Ron Mainse here. I wanted to let you know that dad is back in the hospital and is very ill. The doctors are very concerned, as his health has been steadily declining. I’m writing at his bedside now as he sleeps.  Although he currently doesn’t have the strength to keep up with writing/editing this blog, Ann and I will continue to post his daily words and photos from his previous two-year journey through the Bible. Please keep him in your prayers. God bless you!  – Ron

The moat around the Belvoir Fortress (described in the photo caption above). According to the Shepherd king David, we have much greater security than a castle with a moat around it! Amen!!!

87 thoughts on “Friday, September 15, 2017

  1. Lord, I pray for your healing touch on David, surround him with the arms of your love. Bless him Lord and bless his family; in Jesus name. Amen.

  2. Oh, dear Lord, our Heavenly Father and Saviour Jesus Christ, and to the sanctity of the Holy Spirit, we call on Your loving arms to be wrapped around our dear David, and ask You to fill him with the sweetest embrace and deepest peace. Let him hear our loving prayers being read to him. Let him know how much he has mattered to us. Let him know how much we love and thank him for his faithfulness. Oh, dear Lord, we thank you for the gift of David Mainse. Peace and love to you Norma-Jean, Ron Ann, everyone there with your dear father, at this time.

    Be still, and know that I am God. Ps 46:10 NIV

    Be Still And Know – Hillsong
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHATCAvlqQA

  3. thank you Ron – Lord prayers for David, God thank you for his dedicated service- Lord Your wonderful love and comfort and peace be with David and the family. Amen

  4. Thank you, Ron, for letting us know. It’s good to know you and Ann are right there with him. Please let him know just how much his faithfulness in writing this blog is appreciated. His encouragement, wisdom and insight have made reading through the Bible a delight. Thank you and Ann, too, for your faithfulness in continuing to produce it. I will be praying for your father and your whole family.

  5. Praying that the Lord will continue to be your Dad’s hope and strength. He is an inspiration to everyone who Knows him. What a man of faithfulness and obedience. Praying that His loving arms will be around David and the whole family.

  6. Thanks Ron and Anne. David is very near to Gail and I. He will be in our prayer. What a precious time you are having with your Dad. May God’s rich blessing be on you both.

  7. Thanks Ron and Ann for continuing this ministry.
    This blog is such a blessing, including the Gospel songs.
    May God bless your dad and family.
    ” His grace is sufficient , for such a time as this.”
    Helen

  8. Love and prayers for one of God’s most precious gifts to this earth ‘The Mainse Family’ with DAVID at the helm. Praying for the most beautiful strength and peace for all of you at this time! What an example to follow! I am so blessed!

  9. I am praying for your Dad , Ron. Let the joy peace love and light of Jesus surround him at all times, good and bad. Praying for your Mom too and all your family.

  10. Just love this blog….look forward to reading it everyday. I find it inspirational and instructive with words of encouragement and I also really appreciate the photo references as well. I like the way that your family works together…..what a true blessing that is. Praying for God’s very best for all of you at this time. X

  11. Dear Ron and Ann: My Prayers go for your dear father, mother and the whole family circle. So glad you at your father’s beside, I know that the Lord is in that room as well. I can say no more right now accept your father is greatly loved by all of us. Eleanor M,

  12. Thank you David for being a wonderful servant of God! I remember the first time I had a quick opportunity to meet you to say hello and to thank you for your work. You were here in Vernon BC for a stop over at one of the churches. I remember hearing you speak about your heart for the Aboriginal people, that was my prompting to get out of my seat and go to the front and say “thank you” as I am of Aboriginal decent. Thank you for 100 Huntley Street, I can’t say that enough because it was through watching your show I came to know Jesus out of the muck and the mire of drug addiction, and I’m sure there are countless more that people that are unspoken. The LORD gave me the desire of my heart a few years ago to travel to Israel, and there I was with your group… only God can arrange such things! May the LORD continue to bless you and may His light shine upon you and your family as they continue this legacy you are leaving them… to spread the good news of Jesus!
    Sending you so much love, peace, strength and courage in prayer and faith of the One who came to save!
    Your sister in Christ
    Linda L. Price

    • God Bless you Linda. My son is currently struggling with addiction and I believe because of this resides many 100s of miles away from his parental home…
      We also have an aboriginal background on my mother’s side…

      God Bless you David and family. It has been a blessing to me following your faithful blog each and every day… My morning prayer time begins 5ish or so and have had you and 100 Huntley Street in my devotional for several years now… followed by your faithfilled blog…

      Blessings to all blog friends…

      • I’ll be praying for redemption from the addiction for your son, we have an amazing God who loves us! I also have a daughter who struggles with addiction. It’s when we can surrender our children to Him that we can find peace and healing for ourselves too! Bless you my friend! ❤️????

      • to David and Linda!
        22 years ago a gal spoke these words over me WE HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT ENABLES US TO DO MORE THAN WE EVER DREAMT!
        immediately and I mean immediately the Lord removed smoking & drinking from me!
        that was April l6/95; ten days later on April 26/95 I fell and broke my leg AND the Lord took that break and I learned to swim.
        Lord God I speak those words over anyone who is struggling from any addictions or bad habits:
        YOU HAVE THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT ENABLES YOU TO DO MORE THAN YOU EVER DREAMT!

        speak the Lord’s Prayer daily! This prayer covers every aspect of God’s Life and our life. This prayer is a PROMISE from God Himself!
        Claim the above words! speak them to yourself daily!
        You can OVERCOME ANY AND ALL ADDICTIONS FOREVER AND EVER! GOD WALKS WITH EACH ONE OF US DAILY. HE PROMISES THAT HE WILL NEVER LEAVE NOR FORSAKE US!
        You can and will be free from any and all bad habits! It is one day at a time; and thank the Lord for ALL HE HAS DONE IN YOUR LIFE! amen amen amen

        • the above is from sah!
          blessings to all! Lord we lift up David Mainse for healing! We thank you Lord that You took him around the world sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ is our Lord and Saviour! AMEN AMEN AMEN

        • That’s so powerful and wonderful! Thank you so much! We have an amazing God who hears and comforts us! As He will be comforting Our brother Mr. David Mainse and his family right now as I type this and always! Ble you all! ❤️????????

    • God bless you, dear Linda, and thank you for sharing your testimony with us. You, too, about your son, David. I followed the same path as a teenager and it took me down such a winding road; it was God who saved me.

  13. I so enjoy your daily blog and look forward to it every morning.
    When I see and hear all you have done over the years the Biblical passage comes to mind Matthew 25:21 ” His master replied, ‘well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
    Over the years you have demonstrated your faithfulness to our Lord on a daily basis and it is such a blessing to me.
    I wish you well and lift you and your family up in pray. God bless.

  14. Yes, tears are flowing as I read of your message about our loving friend and mentor David Mainse. Please Lord remember him today and wrap your loving arms around for a touch from you in Jesus Precious name, the one he loves truly. Thank you for letting us know Ron; may the Lord be with you, Norma Jean and all the family. Song comes to mind, “He Touched Me.”

  15. Thank you Ron for letting us know – have prayed for David every day – His ministry has been part of my life since 1977 – have been to Israel with David and Norma Jean. You are all so precious – I pray wisdom for all who tend David and God’s blessings on you all – lots of love and hugs vivian

  16. Praying for the peace of God to surround David and his loved ones as they go whatever may be– I am sure everyone on this blog are grateful for all David has shared with us over the years, and we now share with David our prayers and our appreciation for all he has done– it is well with your soul– Amen

  17. As I have read over the previous comments, I agree with each and every one and am also praying fervently for David. Your whole family also means so much to me. I am realizing this morning, that here is a man who though weak in flesh at present, his spirit is so much stronger and more healthy than most I have ever known, and what a privilege it is to be part of his daily blog. Your Dad is perfectly named, as like King David, he is truly a man after God’s own heart. May the Lord be very close to you, Ron and Ann, and the entire family. We love you dearly and you are all in our prayers.

  18. May our Loving Father be so very close & minister as only He can. We’ve had David’s amazing ministry for so many years. I can totally appreciate & understand God’s Desire to bring David into His very Presence. God bless NJ & all the fam.

  19. Praying with all my heart and soul in Holy Spirit for peace and comfort .
    Father God may YOur Hloly Presence overflow within your precious son David
    Surround each of his beloved family with more of YOU Lord Jesus.!
    Thank You for your Holy Spirit leading us into all Truth in our earthly journey.
    Thank You for your faithful servant David who is filled with Your wisdom .
    Thank You for blessing us with his life even now and forever more.
    May Your gentle healing touch comfort him with your warm loving embrace .
    I’m filled with emotion how you show us clearly ‘ the Power of One’ .
    Reverend Pastor David Is a living witness of obedience which gives True Eternal Life .
    I’m filled with emotion now asking You Jesus to bless Your child David abundantly more then we can ever imagine.
    With love and gratitude sincerely yours

  20. Amen, Doreen. I’m drawn to Elijah/Elisha’s story in 2 Kings 2. Pastor David has been our Elisha whom we have joyfully followed because he has been true to God’s written Word, lovingly walking with Jesus and obediently following the Spirit’s leading. What a privilege for us to have such a man of God as a spiritual “blog buddie” … Amazing!!
    Pastor David has drawn us into the very presence of our loving Father by his sincere prayers, which are truly son to Abba conversations. I am overhelmingly thankful to be part of this spiritual family blog.
    Our loving prayers are with you, Norma Jean, and your precious family as you rejoice in the spiritual legacy you and dear Pastor David are giving to us all.

  21. May God bless you all, the Mainse family. Thank you for all you do for God and for us. I agree with all who pray for Pastor David’s healing. In Jesus’s most kind and merciful name, amen

  22. Praying for David and the whole family! May God’s loving arms be around each and everyone of you. May you sense His presence and sweet comfort!
    We are so appreciative of all David has done for the Kingdom of God. Indeed he has been Canada’s Pastor. What a legacy !

    Lord, we entrust our dear brother into your loving care. Amen!

  23. Praying for your father. This blog has enriched my walk with Christ and I just want to thank you for continuing this site. Thank you David!

  24. Oh God, our Heavenly Father, we come before you with praise and thanksgiving for Your servant, David Mainse. We thank You for the huge blessing he has been to so many around the world with his faithful service. We ask You now, Dear Father, that you would raise David up to health and strength in Jesus’ Name. We ask this in full assurance that You hear and answer our prayers. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised!

  25. David, you have been a faithful friend for many years. You came into my living room via T.V. every day back in 1989 when l became a believer. No one else in my family, here in Canada, knew the Lord. You encouraged me and taught me, and arranged for me to hear the powerful testimonies from your invited guests each day. How thankful l am that you were my chosen brother, tutor, and example of Christian living…….Bravo……Thank you also Norma-Jean and family for the sacrifice, of sharing precious David with so many…..Great will be your reward….Christine

  26. Thank you Ron for letting us know about Dad. We shall be praying for him in a very special way. God bless all of you for all that you do. Blessings from above.

  27. I want to say to all of the above comments Amen , God bless you dear David
    may He give you peace …and also to Norma Jean and all the family…R…

  28. Dear Ron and Family
    Thank you for sharing the news of your father. His time is near and he will be moving on to a place of love and peace for which we are truly thankful. ♥️

  29. Praying for you David, the Lord is there with you and all your loving, giving beautiful family, what a gift to all of us whom you have helped and touched over these many years. You have helped so many become believers and we are so greatful for your guidance, love to all of you and your family

  30. Thank you,Ron,for the update and your devotion also.I suspected he was slowly getting weaker but only his body.I believe the Lord gave me this poem a few years ago.(He blessed me [[ I was very reluctant and not a fan of poetry]] with a ministry of poetry for grieving mothers for about 1 1/2 yr when I first came to the Lord on my knees in my livingroom.There can be no doubt it was Him and these moms knew it too.) I never knew if he read it.
    I pray he will rebound again.Thank you David and all involved in this great ministry.God bless

    Catch The Fire (4 David Mainse)

    Though you have walked many oceans
    And spread My word to many nations,
    I saw in you and your devotions
    A servant of joyous exhalations.

    You have not asked for earthly wealth,
    But just to be my most humble voice
    And when adversity was kept in stealth
    You still worshiped Me out of free choice.

    So out of free choice I give you
    More time upon the stage of learning,
    Whereby My word you show to be true
    And catch the fire that’s forever burning.
    G W(Bill) Marshall / 01 February, 2014

    This was an earlier 3rd person prayer:
    In The Blood (4 Pst.David Mainse )

    I pray for healing in the blood,oh Lord,
    I pray You will stretch out your hand,
    That You,my Lord,with Your fiery sword,
    Will show justice and not let evil stand.

    I know,my Lord,that Satan has cursed me
    And that only you can remove this hex,
    For it is you,Most High,that none can see,
    Who can take any scourge from our necks.

    So I pray for healing in the blood,my God,
    That you allow me to serve you,
    So as I spread your word all may laud,
    The name of the Father in all we do.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 12 September, 2013

  31. Tomorrow evening I’m taking part in a walk to raise awareness and funds for leukemia and lymphoma. I’ll walk in memory of my brother Michael J. Baker who died from AML on September 16, 2000. And I’ll be praying for Rev David as I walk. May God’s peace surround all of your family.

  32. Dear Heavenly Father, please help David in this time of need and send him your Comforter to fill him with Joy, Peace, and the Comfort that can only come from You. I ask this is Jesus name, our Saviour and Lord forever.
    Thank you David for serving God so faithfully all these years. You and this ministry have had a profound impact on many peoples lives who have heard the gospel message for the very first time while watching 100 Huntley Street. May the Lord continue to Bless you and wrap his Strong Loving Arms around you and your family.

  33. Dear David and Norma Jean and Ron and Ann,
    Thank you all for your faithful and exemplary individual and family witness and service to God and to other people. You have made a powerful impact for good. David, I have joined my prayers and thanks to the previous comments, and I pray God’s continuing blessings on you and your entire family.

  34. We are keeping all of you in our daily prayers, and praying that David gets stronger. He has been a great influence in our family’s life, and we have been doing the bible study with him from the beginning. Our hearts and prayers are with the whole family. Lord Jesus, please go and minister to David at his bedside Lord. And I pray for courage and peace for Norma Jean and her family In Jesus Name, Amen!

  35. Lifting David and the family in prayer! A few years ago my husband and I attended a Bible study that was conducted by a dear gentleman who attended Bible college with your
    father! He said in all the years he saw him in person or on 100 Huntley your dad remained steadfast in his love and dedication to God’s word. What a testimony!
    Christian love and blessings to you!

  36. David is certainly in my prayers. Thanks Ron for letting all of us know. Thank you for yours and Ann’s faithfulness. I thank David for his faithfulness throughout all of these many years. I will be praying for your Mom and all of you at this time. Praying for encouragement, strength and peace for you all!

  37. Thank you Rev. Ron for letting us know your Dad’s condition. I’m thankful for the opportunity to pray for him, and for you and all your family.

    Heavenly Father I come to you in the Name of Jesus asking You to intervene on behalf of Your servant David Mainse. I pray Lord Jesus for Your Highest and best for David. I pray for Your healing power to flood his being: For those attending to him, that all be done according to Your Will Father, and nothing be done that is not of You. Lord I pray this in Your Holy Name Jesus. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Amen!!

    I pray Lord for Your Peace to surround Norma-Jean and all David’s family. Lord I pray that You keep them in the Palm of Your hand. Jesus I pray this in Your Mighty Holy Name, Amen!!!!

  38. Praying for David and Norma Jean Ron and Ann and all the Mainse family and the 100 Huntley crew Just be with David Heavenly Father and may the Holy Spirit bring peace to all????????❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  39. Ron as you can see by all the postings that we love your dad and the entire Mainse family. Your dad has truly inspired me with his love for Christ and the love he has for your mom and your entire family.
    May God hold David in the palm of His hand.

  40. Dear heavenly father I just come to you and we lift up ardale brother Reverend David Mains and his family at this time of need and I pray for a supernatural healing of your blessed servant I thank you for his obedience I think you 4 a blessing that he has been to all of us and we lift up David Norma Jean Ron and and the entire Mains family and everyone at 100 Huntley Street at this most difficult time we pray for a supernatural healing of David and we thank you and we give you all the praise and all the glory and I just say a big amen to all the comments above in your holy name we asked this amen

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