Saturday, October 21, 2017


Today’s┬áReading: Psalms 98-100

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


Here are some of the beautiful mosaics inside the Church of Transfiguration on Mount Tabor. This church is located in Lower Galilee, Israel, at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Sea of Galilee. It is believed by many Christians to be the site of the Transfiguration of Jesus. It is also known as the Mount of Transfiguration.

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


Key Verses: Psalm 100:4-5

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,

And into His courts with praise.

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

For the Lord is good;

His mercy is everlasting,

And His truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 98 is another “NEW” song! The word “NEW” is one of the most powerful words in the English language. We are attracted by that which is “NEW!” What “NEW” insights, “marvelous things” has God done? Our response to Him should be exuberant praise!

Psalm 99 takes us to a most serious consideration. God’s “Justice,” “Equity,” “Righteousness,” and the fact that “He is holy” should cause us to “Exalt the Lord our God.” He answered the prayers of Moses, Aaron and Samuel and forgave their sins, but they still suffered the consequences of their sins. Check out Numbers 20:7-13 and 1 Samuel 8:1-5.

Psalm 100 gives us reasons why we should “Make a joyful shout to the Lord!” (1) “The Lord is good.” (2) “His mercy is everlasting.” (3) “His truth endures to all generations.” This includes the generations alive here in the 21st century! Our key verses sum up why we have every reason to be excited about the Lord and why we must not keep this good news to ourselves. We must find and support every effort to reach “the ends of the earth” with our message that “The Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves!”


Lord God, I have received a new understanding of Your mercy and faithfulness. How can I do less than give You all of me? I do enter Your “gates with thanksgiving.” I come into Your “courts with praise.” I pray for Your continuing grace to worship and serve You as I should. I pray in the Name of the One who always pleased You, the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!!!


I believe we were in the perfect will of God when Crossroads moved in 1977 from the weekly telecasts, called Crossroads and Circle Square for children, to the daily 100 Huntley Street telecast, originating from a building in downtown Toronto with that address. On the very first program, as well as on many subsequent live daily telecasts, I proclaimed that Psalm 100 was our official ministry Psalm. In the light of this fact, I encourage the hosts and producers of our present television and internet productions to use Psalm 100 as a template in order to make sure we are continuing the original purpose of God for the ministry.

On several occasions, when decisions were required, the number 100 played an important role in God’s directions for me and for the Crossroads ministry. The picture below represents a most joyous and productive time in Ministry. Without Jesus out front as #1, the world is like zeros…lost in space and time.

Yours so that we may together “SERVE THE LORD WITH GLADNESS!”


P.S. As a little girl, our second daughter Ellen would kneel at the altar in church and weep for lost people all over the world. I’m not surprised that she and her husband are reaching via television the Arabic, Urdu (Pakistan), Farsi (Iran), and Turkish speaking peoples. Please check them out at Light for All Nations.

In front of the big “100” at our prayer lines on the set of “100 Huntley Street” in the mid-eighties in downtown Toronto.

Here is the exterior of the Church of Transfiguration on Mount Tabor.

13 thoughts on “Saturday, October 21, 2017

  1. May the Lord be with
    Nizar Ellen in their
    ministry Light for
    All Nations.
    Ps 100 talks
    coming into presence.
    Heb 4.16 talks about
    coming to the throne.

  2. Bless the Lord Oh my Soul & All that is within me Bless His Holy Name!
    How excellent you are Father God.
    I choose to praise you Lord with thanksgiving and humility; irrespective.
    And I trust You to continue that which You have begun to do Lord; as I know for a fact that You Never makes mistakes.
    Best wishes for a fantastic weekend to the Mainse family & fellow blog readers.

  3. Just listened to “Let there be light”. What a powerful message from David and the great ministry of “Light for all Nations” – a Ministry to Arabic Nations. Wonderful, wherever the Gospel is proclaimed and souls saved..becomes part of the Body of Christ and we can say, “we are His people and the the sheep of His pasture” – “We are His!” Praise the Lord.

    Carol, you reminded me in your reference of Hebrews 4:16 of an experience I had a few years ago. Here is the verse: “Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may recieve mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.” (NAS). I was truly blessed one day when in distress I read this in the Living Bible Paraphrase, a verse which was such a help to me..but especially this phrase, “let him come to the throne of grace” and he LBP says, “AND STAY THERE” …stay on your knees… literally…but figuratively…living in the presence of the Living Christ, always bowing at the alter in hearts, kneeling at the foot of the cross .. in our hearts.. or as the title of the book says, “Practicing the Presence of God”. “He is Lord..every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord”.. Blessings to Crossroads/100 Huntley Street that gave birth so so many other ministries to reach so many segments of the world. “To God be the Glory”.

  4. Help us Lord to always be on bended knee before your throne
    Lord jesus For YOU are my Lord and Savior Amen…Rosemarie….

  5. What Powerful and Worshipful Psalms; Glorify Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. An opportunity to join in song this morning with these Words of Praise! To Enter His Gates with Thanksgiving in our hearts and His courts with Praise!!

    Joined in prayer with Pastor David’s heartfelt prayer. Thank you!!

    Lord I prayer your blessing, strength and refreshing on Nizar and Ellen as they minister, saving souls for Your Kingdom!!

    What a glorious day it is…the sun is shining out here in the West; and I pray the Son is Shining for His Glory above all!!

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