Wednesday, June 16, 2021

LAST WORDS

Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 23-24

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

 

At the base of the Timna Cliffs in Timna Park (in the south of Israel), you can see a replica of the Tabernacle of Moses.

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

 

Key Verses: 1 Chronicles 23:27-28

For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above; because their duty was to help the sons of Aaron in the service of the house of the Lord, in the courts and in the chambers, in the purifying of all holy things and the work of the service of the house of God…

 

The leadership of God’s people was about to be handed over from father to son, from David to Solomon. David was not only passing on the crown, but also his cherished dream of building the Temple. While God did not permit David to build it, He did allow David to assemble the building materials. David was able to leave financial resources for Solomon as well. Most importantly, David left to Solomon people who were prepared to worship God and work in unity with each other, making sure all the details were cared for. Before long, our daily readings will be in the Psalms, where we will discover the true secret of what made David a great man. Psalms 22, 23 and 24, the cross, the crook, and the crown, came from David’s relationship with his Father God. As not everyone will find today’s reading very inspirational, we may want to read those writings of David (click here). Many blog participants will be able to quote the Psalm of the shepherd’s crook by memory. If not, why not memorize it today. David was about to “walk through the valley of the shadow of death.” He declared, “I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff they comfort me.” We can have that same confidence! Amen!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, Your servant, David, never lost his vision for Your cause and specifically for the building of the Temple. I pray that I will never lose a vision for the future. May the exciting possibilities of Your work always be in my sight. May I be diligent to leave my affairs in order, providing what I have prepared for my family and for the ongoing success of Your work. In Jesus’ Name I ask for wisdom and guidance, Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Norma-Jean and I have passed onto our children lots of pictures and keepsakes. We’ve also sent mementos and pictures to the churches and to Crossroads, places where we’ve worked through the years. We even came across a copy of our Last Will and Testament. The children and God’s work are remembered in our bequests. There is not much money, as we’ve tried to live modestly and to give sacrificially all along. Nevertheless, remembering King David’s last words have caused me to think again about these things.

When my Father stepped aside from his responsibilities in the college, he took on two country churches, his first love. I was 12 years old. My mother died just five months later. Dad would take me with him as he visited the farmers in his congregation. It was common to see in large letters on the barns signs like, “James Thompson and Son.” I knew that I would never see such a sign reading, “Roy Mainse and Son.” At the same time I was aware that my Father was giving me the inheritance of a life lived for God. If I can, I’ll attach below a copy of one of his hundreds of handwritten poems from his journal.

As a Father myself, I bear a huge responsibility for helping to bring four children into the world. I love you Elaine, Ellen, Reynold and Ron. I love your spouses, your children, and your grandchildren. Life goes on! I know I would be a basket case without the Lord. I can say with King David in Psalm 23, “Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

Yours for honouring always, “Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name,”

David

P.S. The daily 100 Huntley Street telecast began on June 15th, 1977, and Norma-Jean and I were on the program to celebrate the 40th anniversary yesterday [2017]. If you missed it, you can watch it online HERE.

A handwritten poem by my Father, Roy Lake Mainse (click on photo to enlarge).

 

10 thoughts on “Wednesday, June 16, 2021

  1. Beautiful poem by David’s father. We hold Your cloak ever tightly, our precious Lord and Saviour Jesus Chirst and give You all the thanks and praise. Dear Heavenly Father, receive our prayers, today. Holy Spirit, Ruach breath of life, we live and breathe and honour you! We declare His peace and love and glory over our lives and rebuke any spirit that comes between us. In Jesus’ mighty Name, we pray. Amen, amen and amen. His blessings be upon you, fellow saints in the Lord.

    Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce.
    Proverbs 3:9 ESV

    Jesus Culture – Miracles (lyrics) ft. Chris Quilala
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-auXYdMSGM

    • Just watched that 100 Huntley telecast from June 15, 2017. Only 3 months later, David passed away. What a legacy! You are still shining down on us from heaven, David! Thank you for helping to bring so many souls to claim and know our Lord!

  2. Gideons we – help us stand, strong in You, Lord. May our faith, love, and hope be manifest in what we say and do. Be glorified, Lord God, through Your people as You were through David and all those faithful ones who went before. Thank You for Your witness in this generation, Father. In Jesus’s name, amen

  3. ‘Our David’ also left a legacy of serving God to his son (and family) just as King David did for Solomon and I believe,in both cases,wisdom was by grace.I was getting chocked up listening to David getting chocked up in sincerity in the video.He is still a blessing to us…’All who will receive (TV) him (small H),he will by no means cast out.’
    I like that poem of faith by David’s father.It is so true.(Did he create the ‘anvil’ we know as ‘David’?)
    Thank you to the Mainse family and Crossroads.May God bless
    Chains Of Sin

    When I surrendered to you,
    I was down low upon my knees,
    I felt your presence and I knew
    I had to give to you my keys.

    They were the keys to my soul
    And they would open wide my heart
    So You could work to make me whole
    And tear the chains of sin apart.

    With the old sin dying now,
    No more to be bound day and night,
    I freely to you now avow
    That I will walk within your light.

    So,Jesus,I am all yours
    Since down upon my knees I rose,
    Free from the anguish one endures
    Where grace left me in sweet repose.
    (G.W.)Bill Marshall/17May,2016

  4. “Prayer Map of Canada” for the 16th day:
    1. Pray that God will convict the hearts of Canadians of the false idea that all moral choices are equal and without consequences. (John 16:7-8)
    2. Pray that peoples hearts would be open to see the folly of denying God’s supremacy.(John 14:6, Romans 3:19-20, 2 Cor. 5:10, 2 Cor. 10:5)

  5. Well, my computer is toast after a power outage in our area. I is quite old so needs to be replaced. I could not enlarge David’s father’s prayer on my iPhone. Hopefully, I will be able to get setup again soon. A beautiful day today. Blessings all.

    • God’s Word by Roy Lake Mainse

      “An anvil is God’s holy Word:
      It stands complete- ‘Thus saith the Lord.’
      “Hammer away, ye hostile hands:
      Your hammers break, Gods anvil stands.”

      This anvil firm, it will remain:
      It will not break, fore ‘er’ twill reign.
      The devil may cast forth his spume.
      To tarnish it. Tis not its doom.

      The Word of God indeed will stand,
      While hammers break like ropes of sand-
      Men try their luck with doctrines false
      To propogate their evil cults.

      But both of these will failures prove,
      For by God’s Word they shall remove.
      So hammer on deceitful hands:
      “Your hammers break, God’s anvil stands.” “

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