Sunday, January 27, 2019


Today’s Reading: Joshua 13-14

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).


Mt. Nebo is a 1,000 m (3,300 ft) high mountain located in Jordan, opposite the northern end of the Dead Sea. According to Scripture, this is the mountain from which Moses saw the Promised Land before he died (see Deuteronomy 34:1-6).

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

Key Verse: Joshua 13:1

Now Joshua was old, advanced in years. And the Lord said to him: “You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed…”


We know from our reading that Joshua’s spy partner, Caleb, was now 85. Joshua may have been older, perhaps 90. While in their 40’s, they had brought back a good report to Moses about Israel’s ability to move right away into the Promised Land. The great majority of the people did not believe them, and so they languished in the wilderness for almost 40 years more. But now, here they are setting boundaries for the land possessed by each tribe. It’s been said by farmers for centuries, “A good fence makes good neighbours.”

Caleb, at 85, speaks a classic line to his leader, Joshua: “Give me this mountain” (14:12). He is still not afraid to move forward in confidence. He still has a positive outlook on life, its challenges and opportunities. How could this be at his age? The answer is in these words (14:14b): “He wholly followed the Lord God of Israel.” The ancestors of Goliath were on that mountain. Taking over this land was no easy task. As Winston Churchill, already an old man when he took on Hitler, said, “Never, never, never give up!”


Lord God, when I read the story of Caleb or think of Britain’s WW2 leader, Churchill, I feel empowered to go forward. I need You, Lord. Dear Jesus, You won the greatest victory by far through Your Cross. You finished the work You were called to do. I purpose in my heart to never give up. I expect You to be with me as You promised. In Your Name, Jesus, I pray, Amen! (click here for Matthew 28:16-20).


Joshua agreed to Caleb’s vision for the future. I believe that my Joshua (“Yeshua” in Hebrew and “Jesus” in Greek) has responded to my desire to stay busy for Him. This is why, since my official retirement, I’ve produced and hosted two TV series, which continue to be released on air on YES TV across Canada. The first was Really Good Medicine and the second, A Living Witness to Amazing GRACE. I have no intention of giving in to self pity or a defeatist attitude. With Jesus living within, how could it be otherwise? And then my wife, Norma-Jean, absolutely refuses to tolerate any negative talk when I remind her that I’m 80. I just searched for encouragement in and came up with my son, Ron, and his “Encouragement for Seniors” video (click here).

Yours for moving forward boldly in this life and then on into eternity with confidence in Christ!


The western view from the top of Mt. Nebo toward the Promise Land. Moses’ final view before he died. Joshua led Israel from this point into the Promise Land.


19 thoughts on “Sunday, January 27, 2019

  1. Prayed David’s prayer and love Reynold’s photos. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for being with us, even to the end of the age. You are the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings, the Lord or all, Adonai. It is to You, that we humbly worship and praise! Wishing all saints a blessed day. More snow is coming down in the County. Praying for all saints who face the same. God be with you.

    Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Esphesians 4:31 ESV

    Robin Mark – Here Is Love [with lyrics]

  2. Beautiful & uplifting song, Beverley. Ron’s video, referenced by David, is also very appropriate. A bit of a tough time for me just now. Never, never, never, give up!!

  3. I have a prayer request fellow Saints in September I called my church for prayer about my sciatic nerve and in October I noticed that my prayer was answered and I became pain-free I believe that God touched my body and healed me but now since Friday I’ve been under attack the pain has come back and I’m believing God that in the name of Jesus he must he must go so I’m just asking for this prayer God bless all my brothers and sisters and have a blessed day thank you amen

    • Lord God we rebuke the pain in the sciatic nerve of Marilyn! It is gone! We plead the Blood of the Lamb over Marilyn, her family;her home;her neighbourhood; in Jesus MIGHTY Name we declare through the Blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ complete healing of the sciatic nerve in Marilyn; we declare complete healing throughout her whole body to be healed, no pain, she will be able to function in her every day activities without any pain! Lord God we Thank You for removing all this pain! We pray this in Jesus Name amen

  4. Yes Lord we pray that you will touch Marilyn’s sciatic nerve pain and set her free of all pain and we know she will give you the glory and rejoice in You. In Your Name dear Jesus, Amen. “Maybe you could sing this tune Marilyn, “Lord I believe, Lord, I believe, all things are possible, Lord I believe.” Keep on knocking sister-in-Christ! I have recently purchased an essential oil too called Pan-Away which helps with pain when applied. Stay safe in the storm Beverlee. Thank you for your concern from yesterday Eleanor! Thanks for your songs and poems, Beverlee and William.

    • Agreeing in prayer for Marilyn. Lord, Ruach, Breath of Life, come into Marilyn’s spinal cord and Blood of Jesus wash over her to heal her sciatic pain and release the tension there. Give her strength and protection. In Jesus’ mighty Name, we pray. Amen, amen, and amen.

      Hope you can get to a hydrotherapy pool, daily, Marilyn. That will help a great deal. God bless you.

  5. sometimes I have to be reminded that David Mainse is with Jesus right now!
    I am very thankful that this blog still moves on…..yes, encouragement for seniors is very important…..

  6. I get acupuncture every 4 months……have been doing this for years thanks to my dad! started every month for 6 months,then every 2 months; then every 3 months and just now 3 times a year! treatments open up clogged arteries; moves the organs and it all happens very slowly,no drugs;excellent for mental health;for demenitia; other age related diseases, also chiro every 3 months; swim alot, pray tons;
    also google your blood type and see foods not compatible with your body; for me chicken,corn,mushrooms;green olives;strawberries;cheese;no cows milk;no bread other than sprouted bread;haven’t had these foods in 25 years; again, it is not a complicated way to live but for me it sure because much more healthly,
    Let us continue to Worship the Lord and to encourage one another daily with prayers, praise and thanksgiving…….in Jesus Name Amen
    I share this because it helped me immensely; maybe can help others…
    TY to all who contribute to this prayer site; the music links are so lifting and so are the poems from William….Blessings to all

  7. Today’s scriptures and David’s prayer is one of encouragement, more so in our latter years.
    Be encouraged in the Lords all you saints!

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