Monday, February 19, 2018

ALL OUR DAYS!

Today’sĀ Reading: Jeremiah 52

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

 

In today’s reading, pots, bowls and utensils are mentioned. Reynold, who is still in Africa, sent this picture on the internet of vessels excavated in Corinth, Greece. It’s just possible that the pottery of Babylon might have looked like these. It’s a stretch for my imagination to connect these to Babylon, but history tells us that the Greeks were going to defeat Babylon, Persia and all the lands of the Middle East within about 200 years after the time of Jeremiah 52.

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

 

Key Verses: Jeremiah 52:33

So Jehoiachin changed from his prison garments, and he ate bread regularly before the king all the days of his life.

 

Jehoiachin was made King of Judah when he was just 18 (read 2 Kings 24:6-15). Eight years later he was taken captive to Babylon in the first defeat of Judah. Zedekiah was ordered to serve as a vassal king under Nebuchadnezzar. Zedekiah’s rebellion caused the Babylonians to destroy the Temple, the walls, and the homes of Jerusalem, murdering Zedekiah’s sons in front of him and then blinding him and taking him in chains to Babylon where he was executed.

Meanwhile, Judah’s former King, Jehoiachin, languished in prison in Babylon for 37 years. When Nebuchadnezzar’s son ascended to the throne, he released Jehoiachin, brought him into the Palace, and cared for him for the rest of his life. I expect there will be more about Babylon in Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel, but beginning tomorrow, God willing, we’ll move over to First Peter for our meditations. What Jehoiachin experienced is something like Jesus does for us. He brings us out of the prison house of sin, forgives us, and makes us clean before God. He put a robe of righteousness on us, and we are seated in heavenly places with Him. Hallelujah!!! (read Isaiah 61:10 & Ephesians 2:4-9).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I am the recipient of much greater mercy from You than Jehoiachin received. His freedom and provision was temporal, but what You’ve done for me is eternal! I pray for more and more opportunities to come my way to tell everyone that there is freedom, peace, blessing and honour in the Salvation which is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, in whose Name I pray. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I mentioned in a previous blog that, according to the doctor’s prediction inĀ 2012, my journey into the “great beyond” was scheduled to take place at the latest in March 2014. Back at the first of January 2014 he said that my health was “jaw-dropping remarkable.” Thanks for your prayers!!! God’s timing is O.K. with me whenever it’s time to step out of this life into the next one. If it’s today, it would appear I’ll be feeling well for the trip home to Heaven! My children have reminded me over the past months that I’ve said to them, “We who serve the Lord are indestructible until God is finished with us!” Any time Lord!

Yours for trusting God with His perfect timing in all things,

David

P.S. The motorcycle pictured below was a bank repossession with a dented front fender that I bought very cheaply in February 2014. I considered this a statement of victory over the prediction of my soon demise. It was a way of thumbing my nose at “the last enemy.” I sold my former bike in 2006, after we had completed the “Steel Horse Ride,” a trip across Canada where we raised funds to equip our Circle Square Ranches for children with physical limitations. I bought my very first motorcycle with money I had earned when I was just 14. In the photo I have on my “Duck Dynasty” T-shirt that says, “Happy, Happy, Happy!”

30 thoughts on “Monday, February 19, 2018

  1. What a Wonderful Picture of Rev. David Mainse! Such joy in that picture. He always had the Joy of the Lord and so does Norma Jean! I was wondering if any of the fellow readers remember a post in which Rev Mainse spoke of a book that Norma Jean got for their Grandchildren. I know it was about The Blessing but cannot find the note that I made about it. If anyone remembers that would be so great as I would love to get a copy. I know when I looked into it that it wasn’t readily available but was on Amazon I think.
    On another note I would humbly ask anyone who reads this to please pray for our son. He has been without work for months now and is dealing with a medical problem. Please pray for healing for him. He has applied for a job that he could do and hasn’t heard back yet. Please pray for that job or that the Lord will supply one for him that would be adequate.. to meet his needs . When I read about Rev. Mainses ride for the Circle Square Ranch I remember that our son worked there and loved the Lord and served him but has had many hurts over the years. and I pray that God will heal this also along with his physical heart. Thank You, Elizabeth P.S. I will let you know the outcome. I appreciate this meeting place online. It is a GodSend. Thank you Ron for carrying this on for all of us!

    • Elizabeth: I am praying for your son that the Lord would heal him physically. Also II believe that God will provide the right job for him, Ephesians 3:20 says He can do over exceeding abundantly above what we ask or think .
      Loved seeing Pastor David on the motorcycle, he is still being an inspiration to all of us . Blessings to all on this Family Day. Holiday. Eleanor M.

    • Lord God, Jehovah Rapha, God of healing and Jehovah Jireh, God of provision, bring Your mighty Hands upon Elizabeth’s son for full blessing and restoration with health happiness and a new job position. Breathe on him, Holy Spirit, that he might be renewed in the Mighty Name of Jesus. And bring peace to his mother Elizabeth’s heart. Amen, amen, and amen.

  2. Amen, David! Thinking of you in heaven, right now! Praise God for your journey, on earth, as it is in heaven. Looking forward to First Peter, tomorrow. Wishing all saints a blessed family day!

    In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever
    Psalm 44:8 NIV

    In The Presence of Angels – Roy Fields (Best Worship Song With Lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZoPGi8juP4

  3. Praying for your son, Elizabeth.
    May God heal his body, restore his faith in the Him
    And provide work that will more than meet your son’s needs.
    Thank you Father for answers on the way.

  4. Amen, join in prayer for a job for your son Elizabeth which will supply his needs and bring glory to the Lord. Always enjoy seeing photos of David with his big smile. May God bless all saints today.

    • Thank you for sharing this with everyone Ger. A line from this Hymn comes to me.”..all I have needed Thy Hand hath provided.”…. God Bless you and everyone on this blog for being there. and allowing me to share this prayer request and praying for my son.!..another line comes to mind..”..strength for today and bright hope for tommorow…blessings all mine and ten thousand besides” This hymn is such an encouragement and so is this wonderful blog of David Mainses. it is..such a legacy that goes on and on to bless and minister to people!

  5. prayers for healing for Shawn’s mom, she had surgery and is at home getting better! TY Lord for this miracle,
    prayers for Justin, he is dealing with mental health issues and is in need of God’s Divine Intervention and unconditional love and the power of the Holy Spirit to quit the drugs and booze! He can do it with God’s help! Help Justin to grieve the loss of his daughter due to an overdose!
    Graham needs a reliable small car to get back and forth to work! His vehicle broke down and it will cost $800 to fix! Lord help this young man, TY Lord
    Bless Graham’s dad, He lost his wife to drug over dose! Lord we all need You to help us forgive and to heal, Lord I know that You will never leave nor forsake us II am so thankful that You love us this much! AMEN AMEN AMEN

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