Saturday, August 11, 2018


Today’s Reading: Exodus 5-6

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).

The Temple of Edfu is located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu. It is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BC. The statue in the foreground is known as “The Lord of Darkness.” Satan desired all to worship him. He is known in Scripture as “the god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:4). We recognize that this statue is just a chunk of stone. We worship the LORD GOD, THE GREAT I AM, THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST!

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

Key Verse: Exodus 6:2

And God spoke to Moses and said to him: “I am the Lord.”


In yesterday’s reading, Exodus 3 & 4, God said His Name is “I Am.” Now He adds greater insight into His Eternal Being. He is “the Lord.” The original Hebrew, in its English form, is “Jehovah.” This means “self existent or eternal.” Translated as “Lord,” this word is found over 10,000 times in the Bible. I have in front of me Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, a book about three inches thick. In this computer savvy generation, you can click here and access an online concordance to find where every word that comes to mind appears in the Bible. The Bible is the “Word of God.” That does not indicate that God spoke every word. It does inform us that God supervised the writing of every word in the original languages over a 1,500-year period of time by various people so that what God wanted written was done as He wanted it done. God speaks and introduces Himself to us. Isn’t that great!


Lord God, I worship You, and as Jesus said, I am to love You with “all my heart, my soul, and my mind” (Matthew 22:37-38). You would not have commanded me to do this without giving the grace to me so that I could obey You. I pray and believe for that grace now, Lord God. In the Name of the One who loved You completely, Father God, the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!


I am at a loss to express adequately with my heart, soul and mind the infinite greatness of the Lord God. The magnificent anthem, “How Great Thou Art” is a wonderful expression of awe toward God. When this blog is posted, I plan to look up the words of that song and sing them. My son-in-law, Bruce Stacey, came close to expressing fully how I feel in his composition called, The Scroll. This work has been the centrepiece of “The Pavilion of Promise” at three World Expos, Vancouver ’86, Brisbane ’88 and Seville ’92.  I’m asking Ron to add to this a link to the great words and music to which I’ve referred and also the simplest way for you to support Crossroads. Together we can make that “Name” known in a greater way than ever.

Yours for the Glory of the Lord God Jehovah, the Great, “I am,”


P.S. I could go on at length about the ways God has used The Scroll. Here’s just one mighty occasion: When the city of Leningrad, Russia, changed its name from honouring the atheist Lenin back to its original Christian name, “St. Petersburg,” they wanted a modern musical work as part of their celebration to be performed in their most famous theatre. You guessed it, they chose a Russian translation of The Scroll for repeated performances. The “Great I Am” was glorified! O.K. Ron, how will you connect our readers to those anthems?…

From Ron: OK, Dad, I’m on it!… First, let me give you the simplest ways to respond with a donation to help the ongoing mission of Crossroads…you can call 1-800-265-3100 (during business hours) or you can give online by clicking here.

Dad referred to the hymn, “How Great Thou Art,” so here’s a link to the words for you (and Dad)…click here to read them. And let me also include a link to an old video from 1961 of George Beverly Shea singing “How Great Thou Art” at a Billy Graham Crusade…click here to watch it.

Also, below are the lyrics to one of the songs from The Scroll musical by Bruce W. Stacey, referring to “The Great I Am”…

Worthy Is The Son

NARRATION: “A great quiet fell upon all of heaven and earth as the Son returned and appeared at the right hand of the Father. Taking the scroll from the Great I Am, He held it out for all to see. Holding it high above the throne, He broke the seven seals, releasing the Great I Am’s final judgment on all evil and wickedness. All of heaven and earth fell upon their knees and worshipped the King and the Son…the Great I Am.”

SONG: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals because You were slain

And with Your blood You purchased men for God

From every tribe and nation

You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God

And they will reign on the earth

Worthy, worthy is the Son who was slain, who was slain

Worthy, worthy is the Son who was slain, who was slain

To receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength,

honor and glory and praise

Alleluia! We praise the King, the Great I Am

We worship You

Alleluia, we worship You, Most High

Bruce W. Stacey, The Scroll, 1981

18 thoughts on “Saturday, August 11, 2018

  1. Yes, He is the Great I Am, the Lord God Almighty! Please pray for the families who lost loved ones including two police officers at Brookside Mall in Fredericton, NB, my province. Can’t imagine what they are going through and may God be glorified through it all. Already people are looking to God who is the only one who can truly give comfort and make sense of it all.

    • I don’t have any TV provider because the content is not worth the money nor do I listen to the radio so this news is new to me.Another tragedy.Are you heading east soon,Ger?I think we may be acquainted,lol.
      Sincere prayers have been said here.My poems (I’m just His pen) are not like the famous ones and I have no allusions about that.With that always in mind I seem compelled most days now to share one or more.It’s not ‘required reading’,lol.God bless
      Not the ones I was looking for but and seldom,if ever shared.Gotta run:
      For What I Owed

      Father,in my heart I feel your touch,
      So let me place a smile upon your face,
      For I know that it’s not much,
      In return for Your loving grace.

      You’ve always walked silently by me,
      I thought always that I must be alone,
      For unanswered went my plea
      Till you removed my anchor stone.

      Then one day as I searched you found me
      And new light entered in my lonely heart,
      Where for years I was not free
      Until you tore my chains apart.

      Now I have a debt that’s never owed,
      And a payment that can never be paid,
      But in my heart Your love showed
      There was no debt to be bestowed.
      G W(Bill) Marshall /28 June, 2014

      God Is Alive

      God is alive and full of love,
      He sent His Son to redeem,
      To cleanse us for our home above
      By his sacrifice so extreme.

      God,holy Spirit and the Son,
      Are manifestations of the Same,
      For they comprise the perfect One,
      But God could not look upon our shame.

      Those who deny Him are but fools,
      For they live in error through ego,
      But those who know His golden rules,
      Walk the path that angels know.

      God lives in those who love Him,
      He is in a young baby’s eyes,
      The light that never grows dim,
      Like the stars of all the skies.

      When He decides the time is right,
      He will send His Son back again,
      Who will go where there is no light
      And rid this world of Satan’s stain.
      G W(Bill) Marshall / 26 April, 2014


      Let us praise Him in our day,
      Let us praise Him in our sleep,
      Let unceasing praise convey
      The harvest our praises reap.

      Unending love is always ours,
      So unending praise is owed,
      Then His word of truth empowers
      From the Spirit He bestowed.

      Let only truth bespeak His praise,
      Let not hope flee from sight,
      Thus,let us dance and voices raise,
      To soak in His eternal Light.
      G W(Bill) Marshall / 24 Feb, 2014

    • Agreeing in prayer with you Ger. And for The Comforter to hold them all in the Palm of His hand! In Jesus Mighty Name I pray, Amen!!

  2. Praying for the people in Fredericton, Toronto, those who have experienced the forest fires etc. May the Lord use it to bring many to Himself!


    Thank you Ron for this morning’s blog with its special contents. God bless you and and all the Mainse family.

  4. Yes Ger you are very correct, God wants our attention and sometimes things happen that make you shake your head and hopefully all the children of God will call out to Him, Or Lord and Saviour, the Great I am for help.
    we pray also for rain; we pray thanksgiving for all those fighting the fires; we pray for strength for all the people to grieve and repent and receive forgiveness of all their sins and move forward

    still wondering about having to put in name & e mail every time! would like to know what has happened!
    God bless everyone and I have said this before but I get so much comfort when I read the prayers,
    what is this website? even that is not showing….

  5. Thank you friends for all the wonderful response to my prayer request for the people of Fredericton. Yes, we need to pray for rain as well. There have been some real downpours here and in Toronto too. Lord let there be downpours in areas having forest fires right now. Actually William Marshall I have a niece who called her son Marshall after her father-in-law, a policeman got this indigenous man released from the law in Nova Scotia. Is that story familiar? God bless you saints!

  6. Sah, I echo your prayers and the prayers of all the saints and may His will be done. If you google the blog comes up – I just click previous or next to view the date I want to see. I don’t close it so it’s ready to go every day!

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