Monday, July 29, 2019


Today’s┬áReading: Nehemiah 10-11

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


Looking north from the east side of the City David you can see the Kidron Valley with the Mount of Olives on the right and the Temple Mount on the Left.

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


Key Verse: Nehemiah 11:2

And the people blessed all the men who willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.


Dwelling in Jerusalem today is much easier than in ancient times. Frozen meat and vegetables are available as in our western grocery stores. Jerusalem, at that time, was built on Mt. Moriah and Mt. Zion, rocky peaks where arable land is scarce. Jerusalem families had garden plots outside the city to which they would commute. Jerusalem was not “flowing with milk and honey” as was most of the rest of Israel. Living there 2,500 years ago was a sacrifice.

Blessing is the opposite of cursing. Understanding this fact enables us to grasp the meaning of “blessing.” All the dictionary meanings of “blessing” fall short of explaining what it means to bless someone. So…let’s bless someone today! Let’s use our imaginations to come up with a unique, personalized way to bless others.


Lord God of Ezra and Nehemiah, I pray that today I will bless someone who needs a blessing! I ask for creative ideas and for the determination to follow through until I bless someone. In the Name of the One who has blessed the whole world, Jesus, my Saviour and Lord! Amen!!!


I am a blessed man. Our granddaughter, Sarah, who was 16 back in 2000, blessed me and many others by reading the Scriptures on a live satellite transmission from Jerusalem on the 100 Huntley Street telecast. This was the start of 24/7 broadcasting on a network of three satellite channels covering the world, where there was continuous reading of the books written in Jerusalem by the Prophets and Apostles. This continued from October to the end of December, 2000, when the funds designated for this purpose ran out. May I say that you, yes you, who have supported Crossroads/100 Huntley Street, and many other outreaches for God’s work, have blessed me more than words can express. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Someone sent me a picture (seen below) of Sarah blessing us with her reading from Jerusalem. The picture was taken off the person’s TV screen as 100 Huntley Street was live from Jerusalem.

Yours for blessing and being blessed!


8 thoughts on “Monday, July 29, 2019

  1. Thanks to all the Mainse family and all of God’s workers for blessing us. May God bless each of you in return. In Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Often I can’t think of anything to say but a poem may come to mind but I’ll pause first to say a quick prayer for Ann:
    Abba,Father please hear our prayers
    And lay Your healing hand on Ann,
    To show us what Your heart shares;
    Your divine mercy on our Ann.
    In the holy name of Jesus,Your will be done,Amen.
    I did not intend to print the prayer and had a benediction already copied to paste below.I used to end my emails to some close friends with a benediction (I didn’t know they were ‘benedictions’ then.) One of them convinced me to save them so I have a file full of them.May God bless
    Can’t Be Bought

    May happiness be yours to share
    And joy be your constant kin,
    So you have peace beyond compare
    As He cleanses the temple within
    And as the world sees your face,
    Will be seen what they have not,
    For this gift is an unearned grace
    From a Love that can’t be bought.
    GW(Bill) Marshall 24 Aug, 2015

  3. I’ve always been a ‘curious George’ and enjoy knowing the time line between important people in our Bible. Was wondering about the years between Moses, for whom Nehemiah built the wall, and Nehemiah.

    The walls of Jerusalem are rebuilt under the leadership of Nehemiah (Nehe. 1-7) apparently, 444 years BC.
    “Endeavoring to establish an unquestionable time line of Bible events is not only extremely difficult, such an effort is humanly impossible. Notice, I said “an unquestionable time line.” There are some dates about which we can be reasonably sure, based on supporting and reliable historical provided dates (also numbers mentioned in the Bible that often provide cross-reference ability). We are then able to use the provided date to ascertain the approximate date of the Bible event under consideration. The Bible sometimes contains numbers (i.e. I Kgs. 6: 1), but does not provide dates as such. This absence of dates is because the Jewish people did not develop a system of consecutive dating. They began a new year with each new Judge or King.”

    God bless all dear saints this and every day.

  4. I am glad David read the scriptures with all those names ..thank you David!

    Names are important to the Lord…and nothing is too small for the Lord

    Seems like a sunny day

    all blessing to you bloggers

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