The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.

“The LORD is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.” — Psalms 145:18

Do we need? Are we wanting? Is there a fire within that needs to be quenched?

Ask, and it shall be given. Seek and you shall find. For we have a God Who is LOVE. Jesus bore our stripes, sickness, diabilities, shame on the cross at Calvary. Are you still held down?

We are a new generation, we have been purchased with a price. Our Redeemer Liveth. Wow! Having heard that song “I know that my Redeemer Liveth…” It brings so much to bear. They crucified Him, yet I know that my Redeemer Liveth. Not just that, but in Job 19:25 it says, “I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand on the Earth.”

Quite a few teaching points. God has always been The Redeemer! We had a part of God for redemption of our sin. We were born in sin:
Psalm 51:5 states: “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.”

Ephesians 2:3 says: “Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest.”

Romans 5:12: “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned…”

Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

Genesis 6:5: “Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

Genesis 8:21: “The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, ‘I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.’”

Ezekiel 18:20: “The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself.”

More so, we can see that in The Old Testament GOD stood as The ultimate Redeemer. In The New Testament a part of God – Jesus, stepped down from on High, taking the human form.

Philippians 2:6-11:  “Christ Jesus, who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the Glory of God the Father.” Amen.

But we should be mindful! What do we ask for? To do HIM Glory. What have you done with what you have? Have you once given to those without. Amazingly, JESUS said: “Bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back.”

Luke 6:28-36: “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”

We are launching into quite a sharing here! We started with asking in faith; believing and trusting HE who defines LOVE!!! So much so that we know God as LOVE. For how many of you, who if your child —your own flesh and blood —asks you for something, we would, in no lack, rain it down upon them?”

Matthew 7:7-12:  “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.”

We have a giving God!!! The ultimate source of plenty.

Father LORD, we thank you for our yesterday’s and the lessons they have taught us. Our today’s for being covered in and by your Grace. Hallelujah! For our tomorrows in You and with You. We are covered in Your Grace, lifted by Your Love. In You we can and shall run and not be faint, soar with wings like eagles. We can praise eternally. Father to You be Grace and Glory forever, Amen

Father LORD, we lay before You, laying out our spirit before You. You know all, see all. Father to Your Glory be all. My going out and coming in, may it be to Your Glory. As Your Spirit be in me, cleanse me and renew me each passing moment as Your will is done in my life LORD in Jesus’ name, Amen

Can we be? Are we “in truth”?
http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/truth/

https://www.gty.org/library/articles/A379/what-is-truth

https://answersingenesis.org/hermeneutics/what-is-truth/

TRUTH, n.
1. Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been, or shall be. The truth of history constitutes its whole value. We rely on the truth of the scriptural prophecies.
My mouth shall speak truth. Proverbs 8:
Sanctify them through thy truth; thy word is truth. John. 17.
2. True statement of facts or things. The duty of a court of justice is to discover the truth. Witnesses are sworn to declare the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
3. Conformity of words to thoughts, which is called moral truth. Shall truth fail to keep her word?
4. Veracity; purity from falsehood; practice of speaking truth; habitual disposition to speak truth; as when we say, a man is a man of truth.
5. Correct opinion.
6. Fidelity; constancy.
The thoughts of past pleasure and truth.
7. Honesty; virtue.
It must appear that malice bears down truth.
8. Exactness; conformity to rule.
Plows, to go through, depend much on the truth of the iron work. Not in use.
9. Real fact of just principle; real state of things. There are innumerable truths with which we are not acquainted.
10. Sincerity.
God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship in spirit and in truth. John 4.
11. The truth of God, is his veracity and faithfulness. Psalsm 71.
Or his revealed will.
I have walked in thy truth. Psalm 26.
12. Jesus Christ is called the truth. John 14.
13. It is sometimes used by way of concession.
She said, truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crums– Matthew 15.
That is, it is a truth; what you have said, I admit to be true. In truth, in reality; in fact.
Of a truth, in reality; certainly.
To do truth, is to practice what God commands. John 3.
truthful
TRUTHFUL, a. Full of truth.

http://av1611.com/kjbp/kjv-dictionary/truth.html

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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