Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 27

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Capturing a golden moment over the beautiful Old City of Jerusalem.

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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.”


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!!!


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 that. 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,


9 thoughts on “Tuesday, June 18, 2019

  1. A greater number are we for we shall not be erased.You could say it’s (the) ‘quality,not quantity’ that God wants.That is the secret to Israel’s rebirth and survival.(and the blessing of God.)
    The Mountains Of The Lord

    His mountains shall be above all mountains,
    His house above Zion’s hills shall rest,
    For this is the pool of the golden fountain,
    His people,the chosen few and best.

    The rivers will flow to the shores of Zion,
    For the world will soon know this King,
    The proven Master we could rely on,
    The Shepherd worthy above everything.

    His exalted name will be widely praised,
    When He returns to vanquish the beast,
    And everywhere voices will be raised
    In celebration with His banquet feast.

    Let fair warning go throughout the land
    He will return with shield and sword
    And as Satan shall take his last stand,
    My Friend shall show that He is Lord.
    G W (Bill)Marshall /Nov 9,2012

  2. I find Chronicles difficult to study as there are so many names and no pictures of the named, I’ll never remember their names or titles. I realize though it isn’t about their names but what God is trying to tell us about what happened way back then.
    Love David Mainse’ imagination running rampant and I too let mine get away at times also:-). David will now know so much more for certain.

    Dr. Jim Denison:
    When we must choose between culture and Christ, remember this fact: “Some who are last will be first, and some who are first will be last” (Luke 13:30).

    Hoping all saints have a blessed day and praying our Pipeline will be given the green button in Jesus name.

  3. Had an opportunity to speak a word to this old friend of mine today with tears in my eyes. Thank you all for your faithful prayers. Please pray for him as he said he goes to the Mormon church. Said he was going to call me now and then so will have more opportunities to speak into his life. God bless you all!

    • just had to chuckle Ger;
      I had neighbours move in, bought house next door; we only live a few inches from each other,live in a Mobile Home Park, prayed the Lord would send the right person…….well, husband and wife bought place, and they are Mormons…..so, I just keep doing what I have been doing for years; I wave to them; I say “God bless your day” I give muffins to people once in a while, I am thankful that they do not drink nor cause any problems,
      prayers needed…….the Lord has been asking me to figure out my monthly expenses, I knew this and finally the other day I figured it all out, I need $900 a month; now, ain’t that just like the Lord; I have the room at the back; I have been praying for the Lord to send me the right person, a responsible, respectful hard working person,non smoker/non drinker/no pets/no parties and I asked the Lord what should I charge, and He said probably around $900 a month; I had to laugh; then the Lord said to clean up my kitchen floor and I did this and He said again; the person can use the kitchen and I said yes, that’s how it has been in the past unless the person renting worked at the hotel….so I come to the Lord with this whole issue and ask Him to bring me the right person and I need to know that is from the Lord and not from the devil; this is why I rebuke the devil and all his ways; I plead the Blood of the Lamb over my home and area TY Lord in Jesus Name I Pray amen

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