Friday, September 25, 2020

SIMON, SIMON

NOTE FROM RON MAINSE: It was three years ago today that Dad’s physical suffering ended, and he was ushered into the presence of the Lord. A memorial website has been created with highlights of his life, as well as a link to his homegoing celebration service. You can find the website HERE. While he is greatly missed here on earth, his legacy lives on in many ways, including this daily blog. I trust that it’s an ongoing blessing to you.

Today’s Reading: Luke 22

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).

 

Tourists look down into what is believed to be the ruins of Peter’s house in Capernaum. There is evidence that there were several enlargements of the space. This may have been the place of worship for the earliest Christian Church in the Galilee. I preached in a church building in a village in Russia that was still  a private home. It had been enlarged several times. Building permits were not given for church buildings, but you could add to an existing house.

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

Key Verses: Luke 22:31-32

And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, (Peter) that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”

 

Believe it! Jesus prayed for Peter, and He prays for us too. Here is the statement of that fact! “Therefore, He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, [you and me] since He ever lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25). What confidence we have in His intercession! The Lord Jesus was fully aware that Peter was about to curse and swear, declaring that he did not even know who Jesus is! So how does Jesus respond to Peter…in anger and judgment? Not at all. The Lord looked beyond Peter’s failure to his repentance, and his faith and bold leadership was restored. Jesus knew that in just 50 days, Peter would be filled with the Holy Spirit and would preach a powerful message on the street to thousands. Jesus has a plan for each one of us. He sees restoration following failure. Never give up! Repent and move forward. Judas gave up after his failure. Peter or Judas…which example will we follow?

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Lord, I confess my failure. Just as You saw Peter’s tears and witnessed his repentance, even so I repent and I am confident that You pray for me that my faith will not fail. I receive, by faith, Your forgiveness and restoration. I’m ready to start this new day in my service for You. Fill me with Your Spirit I pray. I praise You. I worship You. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I am continuing to exalt Your Holy Name…

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I identify with Peter. He tried to help by attacking the servant of the High Priest. He tried by following Jesus after His arrest and stood where he could see Jesus before the High Priest. He failed to stand up for Jesus. After eye contact with Jesus, he went out into the darkness and wept bitterly over his failure. How I thank God for His mercy and grace. Peter saw Jesus crucified, buried, and resurrected from the dead. How else could anyone explain Peter’s transformation? Jesus baptized Peter with the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God became like a fire inside him! I know 100% for sure that Jesus is alive!!! I, too, have been filled with the Holy Spirit! Now, all I have to do is open my mouth and share Jesus wisely and boldly with others. Jesus intercedes for me as He did for Peter, and Jesus’ prayers are always answered “YES!!!” WOW!!!

Yours for a consistent, clear, thoughtful, mostly gentle and always bold, witness for Jesus,

David

P.S. Here’s another powerful witness with Moira Brown interviewing Dr. Andy Bannister on 100 Huntley Street. The Bible is reliable and our faith in God is totally reasonable! (click here).

25 thoughts on “Friday, September 25, 2020

  1. Powerful scripture, this morning. Praying David’s prayer, whose legend lives on. We remain forever grateful for the continuation of his daily bible study and blog. All for God’s glory. Much love and peace to Norma-Jean and the Mainse family, today. His blessings upon you, fellow saints in the Lord.

    “The Lord bless you and keep you;
    The Lord make His face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you;
    The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”
    Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV

    All Who Are Thirsty, Brenton Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV0JEsbyp0g

    • Wonderful, comforting messages today! Thank you all for your contributions. I was so frustrated last night when I got a call from nursing home where my sister is. They said I could not visit my sister without a Coronavirus test. (I’ve had them every 14 days all summer but this last time I went as usual to the test centre & people were lined up for hours. After waiting an hour, I had to leave – didn’t have strength enough for a long wait. I got a letter from my Dr say – no signs virus. Home said not acceptable! I said that’s not right. Told me I could take her outside (with masks) – call 1/2 hr before ANYTIME as many times a week I choose!!! This is news to me & a Wonderful solution! Thank You Lord. Thank You. Thanks for your prayers, folks. This is amazing!!

  2. These words came this morning for Sah:

    I say a prayer that you may dwell, in spirit and in love,
    To feel the presence of the Lord, within you and above.
    Regretting not a day you’ve lived, abiding by His grace,
    For you are a child of God, and His peace and mercy reigns.

    Beverlee Kay

    May the Lord comfort you by knowing you are His child and are loved, Sah. Praying for your family to come closer to you and have the healing of forgiveness that you are craving. Whenever we are pulled down so far by life’s circumstance, we cling ever closer to the Lord and are lifted up again, to be used for His glory. Our suffering may be great but God showed us time and time again through the examples in the Bible of those who lived before us, to persevere and never give up. His love conquers all and we will be victorious on earth and in heaven. His love will shine through you, Sah. Amen. 🙏

  3. Hello Ron,
    This blog has been so helpful to me – such a blessing! I read it and listen to the scripture every morning.
    Your father had such a wise and balanced interpretation of scripture and how to apply it to everyday life. It has what has helped me to consistently read through the entire Bible rather than portions here and there.
    Thank you to him and to you!
    Thanks so much for continuing with it.

  4. I am so blessed by Your dad David blog. Remembering his spiritual walk that he has left behind. Thank you with a grateful heart for continuing this blog.
    Praise for your new Better Together program that is amazing will help many with relationship and understanding to love unconditionally .

  5. Thank You, Lord God, for all Your people. Bless each one. Thank You, Lord, for Your ministry, interceding for us and sending Your precious ones to share Your gospel. Bless all Your servants, Father. Thank You for Your Word, which daily builds our faith and nourishes us. Open the doors everywhere for Your Word to go out to all people.
    Please comfort those who are grieving, Lord, and send Your angels to strengthen them also, we ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

    • Amen.

      Thank you Mainse Family ( David, a Hero in The Faith) For continuing this Blog.

      Praise God for all those reading, blogging, praying, writing.
      The Body needs you ALL.

  6. Praise Jesus for interceding for Doreen with the nursing home. God’s blessings for you and your sister.

    Amen to all the prayers for everyone in need of prayer, and we all are in need of prayer.
    Thanks to the David’ family. David has certainly blessed many with this blog and so thankful Ron & Anne are carrying it on.

  7. Amen to all the prayers sent up to our Lord today for Sah, Norma-Jean, Ron and all the Mainse family as they remember dear David’s passing and graduation to a better world for sure. Glad the Lord has answered your prayer Doreen. May each one on this blog be blessed today! Amen.

  8. Amen to above prayers.

    Today has been a good day, thank you Father. Got test results at doctors this morning. All is well and they have no idea why I am having panic attacks and why did I lose over 50 pounds without trying. My whole diet has changed , I just don’t snack like I used to and am eating more healthy. I look in the mirror and wonder who I am. The upside to this is that I have drawn closer to God. This trying time for me has been a blessing in disguise.
    It’s like I had a premonition something was going to happen and it certainly did. I think a lot of people have gotten closer to God since the pandemic struck.
    God is so good, I’m just praising Him a lot more now.

    I pray for you Sah, please let us know if you are alright. God bless each and everyone of you. Thanks for keeping this blog also going.

    • It was wonderful reading this blog today, from the scriptures to David words still encouraging us along daily. To Beverlee’s poem and message for Sah. To the many who are praying for her including myself . Also thanking the Lord For how he has worked things out for Doreen to see her dear sister. Thankful for Nan’s good results and for Rob’s Prayers.
      Blessings to each one who reads this blog.Here’s hoping we will hear from Sah very soon. Eleanor M.
      Ps
      Thanks Ron and Ann for faithfully carrying this blog on.

  9. To: Norma-Jean Mainse and family; I pray that as you remember David, and, as you share your memories with one another, good and not so good, it will be a day filled with joy, laughter, and also tears.

    Thank you Ron, Ann and Reynold for continuing to post this blog.

  10. I’m in tears thank you all my blog friends.
    So blessed that I have joined.
    Thank you Ron and the Mainse family.
    I came to know the Lord many years ago through your
    beloved Dad.
    God Bless You All.

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