Funny if I say The Word is ‘chock’ full of truisms. Amen?
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:8,9
Are you ‘rich’ in The Lord? Actually, my rich means so very much blessings, mercy, foregivess, Love besides which there is none! A vast gap existd between the two! God be Glorified, Amen! Are you rich, or rich in blessings?
It is my hope and prayer that we have all come to see Earthly wealth is great. Heavenly wealth is FANTABULOUS!!! Lay up your goods where moth does not eat or rust, or d3ecay ‘ruin’. I am not saying be content in having none or little, but rather work your ‘butt’ off, pray, lay up your rewards where by The AWESOME Grace of God, we will be! Amen? If I was there I’d want to hear a definitive “Amen!”
“Wow!!! I can’t believe it! I just won the lotto! I cannot believe I’m a millionaire.”
“Taxes, taxes; it’ll go super fast! I’d better introduce you to some “wall street” bankers.”
“I’mbrich buddy, I definitely am not going to pay them to lose MY money!”
“Ahhhh! Here we go! Some of your religious rubbish again??? Frankly, I’m too rich to care…”
“Well after this, I’m out!!!”
“Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.”
Need I say more???
At first difficult, but dwelling and meditating on The Word makes all the difference.
The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men. Psalm 11:4,5
So, what is said about his eyes? In the original tongue it may refer to His reflection on the doings of man. His eyelids “try” as in expression and He judges in Love, Hallelujah!
LORD Hallelujah! We come before You today, thank You for going in and surrounding us with Your Spirit. Where we are wrong, we ask for Your forgiveness. We pray that You help us forgive and Live those around us. LORD start with our immediate families and cause us to radiate Your Love to those around us. Meet us this day at our points of need and be Thou glorified in our Lives in Jesus’ name, Amen
We have defined the word and concept “blessed”, it skipped my mind that I should have quoted the character and gifts of being blessed.
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
So now we understand a wee bit more, what to do, how to do, and most of all what happens, Amen
A: “I saw some people who looked disheveled.”
B: “What are you talking about?,
A: “If we give, kinda like Christians are supposed to; people will think we are awesome! I mean giving our time, collecting money??? Giving! That’s what it’s all about! I mean. Let’s do it!”
C: “Don’t you guys think that is wrong…”
B: “Dude, people will know we are kind, it speaks highly of us…”
A: “I mean not many are doing it…”
C:”But why do it in the open…”
B: “Perhaps we will ‘guilt’ others into doing the same.
C: “Don’t you think that is wrong? Everyone does as they see fit and right, what you ‘guilt’ them into doing doesn’t count”
A: “What are you saying???”
C: “Dude! I think it is wrong. Perhaps the Bible can shed some light on it. You know The LORD’s prayer?,
C:”I knew you’d both say that! What follows?”
C: “I can’t say I support or reheat what you are doing. Let me ask you this; have you seen anyone praying out in the open?”
A: “Hold on now!!! What of the people who ‘catch’ The Spirit in church???”
C: “That is going waaayyu out there. If I must remind you ‘where two or three are gathered in my name I am there in their midst.” It is a Spiritual blow out when believers come together! But not to get off topic; “What do the verses after The LORD’s prayer state?”
C: “Are you with your bibles?,
“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.”
This is number 1 and applies to what you were going to do.
“So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.” Kinda, what I mentioned!
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
This is the main thing… Store up your rewards where it counts!
About praying like you mentioned “the ‘falling out’ in church.”
“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. This I kinda mentioned, store it up where things are awesome!
About praying “go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” This goes for when you give too, kinda like we said above.
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.
An example I give was when Daniel was praying for an answer. God sent His Angel with the answer as Daniel prayed, but the Angel was held up and needed to call Micheal the Archangel to care for the trial.
And in so doing we learn “This, then, is how you should pray”
on Earth as it is in Heaven.
This is done, when Lucifer stepped outside The Will of God, the archangel was cast out of Heaven.
And for our needs, we pray “Give us today our daily bread.”
Definitely being of a lesser form we ask God to forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
As for other things we must do, for answers and to His Glory, we fasting to ask for His splendour to be seen in our Life.
“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, 18 so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
In so doing, we build up a humongou treasures in Heaven
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Just sting the obvious. So, be cool!
Good Morning! Our prayer for today, tomorrow and each day:
LORD Heavenly Father, have mercy upon me, O God, according to Thy Lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of Thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight: that Thou mightest be justified when Thou speakest, and be clear when Thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom, Amen.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 🈷 “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy holy spirit from me. Psalm 51:1-11
Even then in the times of king David The Holy Spirit was known. It was The Holy Spirit that lead the Isrealites out of Egypt. The Holy Spirit Moses convened with. If God in His majesty were to be present; all would pass away before His Glory. Just as Moses asked to see The LORD, do we commune with The LORD as Spirit given freely in Love?
Have a great. God centered day!
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.”
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
(which all refer to things destined to perish with use)–in accordance with the commandments and teachings of men?
Once again there is no end! Both new and old testaments, yws! We were placed here with a purpose. Let us fulfil it, learn, focus on the prize. Imagine, there is a prize, The GLORY of God! Keep this in focus and all else fallscway.
His promises are to those who do His will. Ate you doing? Or better yet, I should ask “Are you receiving?” There are a few ministers of The Word that live in exhorbitance. I understand that. BUT, are they and Have they fed the poor, supplied to the needy? Our HUGE example was Jesus. Born to a carpenter as his second ‘adopted’ father. That was His life. We do not read muchvofvit, but can imagine He was tempted with all the gold and riches that he could or would want and by God’s grace, refuted to the dismay of the Spiritual onlookers. Why do I say this? Afterward, hungry, tired and spent, dehydrated beyond belief- Angels came a me and ministered to Him. Hallelujah!
Imagine, hungry, thirsty, weakened beyond belief; we see the temptations he neared. Stones to bread- Hungry as all get out; Jump from the steeple and we can imagine that God would have sent angels to bear Him up. Finally, the hugest and most significant! “Kneel before me and give me obeysance for I am the god of the earth…” he did this knowing that there was a huge audience.
I stress again that after Jesus’ refusal, Satan gave up and went away from a season. We can imagine that during the fast, there were snakes, insects, wild animals. This is something We do not think about. What happened in those 40 days? We are left wondering. He did not share it, but I am sure they were not an easy 40 days and nights.
What He went through then and at the cross at Cavalry should make us eternally greatful. He changed The world! He converted our lives. It doesn’t matter if and or what church you go to. But the decisions surely matter. Recently, I was commenting on a video of a well read and verses imam and a Christian theologian. The I am stated that Jesus did not do any miracles, for the most part I agree, He was human. His Father (our Father) did as He asked to His Glory (The Glory of God).
We discussed Lazarus. Yes, the shortest verse in The Bible is “And He wept.” There was a discussion between Jesus and His Father (now our Father.) Perhaps no one understood the words, but even before He went to see Lazarus raised, He tarried for a while before arriving at the sepulchre. As we read He tarried for God’s Glory.
He then went, and 3 days later Lazarus in the heat of the day even in the sepulchre should have been rotted. But, after praying Jesus thanked God and called for Lazaruse to come forth after the stone had been rolled away.
Yes, Lazarus could hardly move for he was bound which confirms that he was truly dead, or he would not have been placed away dead. So once again I agree, Jesus did not perform It but exhibited the power of His Father.
Even at the feeding of the thousands on the hill with the loaves and fish. He gave thanks to His Father. Once again it was after allowing His Father to work through Him that after death on the cross He was placedcabove all with The name above every name. Imagine, if He had “fallen” for the third temptation, He might have had, but being in human form would have returned where He came from with the world unchanged. A reason to praise The Lord.
Not only this, but to contribute to the input of the naysayers. Before His crucifixion, He knew what it would imply, and wept, sweating drops of blood askingvthay the cup be taken from Him. But, he stated that not His will, but The Will of The Father be done. Another positive was as in the temptations places upon Him by Lucifer, knowing the agony He suffered Angels came and ministered to Him. Amen?
We share this for so many reasons; we have our bit to play. We undergo temptation, hardship, difficulties BUT the promise and expectations of what lies beyond should keep us focused. Am en?
Let me sense an Amen. We are soldiers in and on a war path with many obstacles to God’s Glory. Keep marching in Jesus’s mighty name. Funny enough the next thing he discussed was the name of Jesus which he stated was not his name, the Anglicisation of the name. Right quick key take a look. Etymology. The name Jesus used in the English New Testament comes from the Latin form of the Greek name Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous), a rendition of the Hebrew Yeshua (ישוע), related to the name Joshua. The name is thus related to the Hebrew verb root √yšʿ “rescue, deliver” and one of its noun forms, yešuaʿ “deliverance”.”
And for those who are up in arms about the ‘new’ English word:
Anglicisation (or anglicization, in terms of English spelling differences), occasionally anglification, anglifying, englishing, in this summary refers to modifications made to foreign words, names and phrases to make them easier to spell, pronounce, or understand in English.
I am aware that we have ‘English-cized’ the name of Jesus. But, if and when we call on The name, we get the same results, Amen.
And we can browse that after His worldly experience He was elevated and placed in a special Glory filled place and position.
Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of Heaven.”
And Jesus said, “I am, and you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of Heaven.”
But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.”
“That He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the Heavenly places.”
[Put On the New Self] If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
Wow! A blessing no doubt, we have been giving understanding, let us remain prayerful in all our ways in Jesus’, Yeshua’s, Ἰησοῦς marvelous name at which every knee shall bow realizing Him as The One who sits at The Right of The Creator, now and for eternity.
Hard times? We can and do pray: Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth. For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set You before them. Selah.
Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul. He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in Thy truth.
I will freely sacrifice unto Thee: I will praise Thy name, O LORD; for it is good. For He hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen His desire upon mine enemies. Psalm 54:2-7
We are factors of who and what we are. Are you celebrated? Can and so people speaking highly of you? Our part is not backroom or backdoor. Push! I listened to a sermon about what our goal is. To live in peace and strive to be more. In Christ, there are no limits!
We can do pray for excellence (Nothing less) in Jesus’ name.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.
I also watched an ‘argument’ between a pastor and an Islamic clergy of excellence. He spoke and said Jesus did NO miracles and stated that at each incident He spoke and asked God to do all. Fair argument. But, He was sent in the human form. His Father, God does all and did all. He was sent as an example, THE example. Jesus had to undergo all He did until He was crucified. He then was witnessed after a documented death on the cross.
He was starved, beaten, nailed on the cross naked and died. His body was taken down and placed in a sepulchre-documented. For fear that His followers would not ‘steal’ His body, centurions were placed at His grave site. He rose 3 days later, Amen.
The answer was not an argument, He was seen by the disciples fishing, in the upper room where they prayed and so many other places. To prove that He was who he was, He asked the doubting Thomas to stick his finger in His hands and side. This points to so much, there is a blessing where people in faith are made whole.
One reason is that after He was murdered; God (Allah) placed Him on His right. He will judge and is coming again. I state again that people can look at facts and see that when here, He did not do miracles God did. He after going through His life as one of us, He was raised to The right of God, Amen
We have many trials and tribulations; Not one can deny that. In our days one day follows another and we experience new and different things. Many blessings, but O would not be honest of I said “no difficulties”! Brethren, we are on the battleground that makes us tested and true!
I will give a well known example. Bodybuilding; either male or female. Starts somewhere. Protein, vitamins, workouts, supplements of every form. In the end you have a Herculean figure! Was it easy? No! Definitely not. Let me ask a follow up question that I am sure we will and we with no second thought. If Mrs or Mr. Herculean was to hurt themselves working out and sit still; stock still for weeks those Herculean figure would disappear in days/weeks! All the hard work Would be lost! In such a case, keeping active and doing what is prescribed; stretches, minor lifts, pushups, pull ups, Yoga all instruct the body. When they start working out again, the do not have too far to go.
The same applies to the concept of Christianity. We have challenges, we have been told that “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
With this warning we whimp out! Or should we?
In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
Even in this verse “mere mortals”, Yes! They have NO power in the Spiritual except given them by you know who. We have shared at what Jesus went through, a sinless, innocent ‘man’! All he did was share the gospel and He was beaten, starved and hung on a tree to die! Were there visible detractors in the Spirit? Not in the Spirit, but definitely the fruits of The Spirit were not evident in His trial and execution.
A lot we think what we see or do not see (and known absence) account for our experience. Lets see what was said more than 2000 years ago “Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” (John 20:29)
In sharing this, I was ttouched by what I read. Science supports The Bible.
‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’
Genesis 1:1 NKJV
To say that true science and the Bible are contradictory is simply not so. If there’s even one chance in a million that God, Heaven and hell are true, wouldn’t you want to know? After all, one day you’re going to die. What then? And furthermore, since our children and grandchildren are increasingly exposed to secular teaching, don’t you want to be able to answer their questions when they come home from school or college, and steer them in the right direction? Well, guess what? The more science advances, the more it’s evident the Bible has been true all along! For the next few days let’s talk about it:
(1) The Bible tells us the earth floats in space. There was a time when people believed it sat on a large animal or giant. Seriously! But fifteen hundred years before Christ, the patriarch Job said, ‘He… hangs the earth on nothing.’ (Job 26:7 ESV) Think about that: you can’t even hang your hat on nothing! The fact is, science didn’t discover that the earth hangs upon nothing until AD 1650.
(2) The Bible tells us the earth is composed of atoms. ‘By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen are not made of things which are visible.’ (Hebrews 11:3 NKJV) Only in recent years has science discovered that everything we see is composed of things we can’t see—namely, invisible atoms. Yet the Bible, written more than two thousand years ago, said it was so. Now, the Bible doesn’t need science to prove that it’s true—it just so happens that it does.
And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those who Love God and are called according to His purpose for them.
Have to state again: Do you Love The LORD? Are you called according to His purpose? And having you started fulfilling this? I know the ‘purpose’ has been mentioned many tines; let us discuss it.
Even another verse pertains to this-waiting!
“For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are.”
Romans 8: 19
king David wrote this and its pertinence to the times reveals so much. Being blessed from on high he lived as most of us do. He made mistakes, but sought the face of The Lord!
A message from God: At times as we pray we receive. The transgression of the wicked resides in their hearts. There is no fear of God before their eyes. In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin.
The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good. Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong.
Your love Lord, reaches to the Heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, Your justice like the great deep.You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing Love, O God!
People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of Your house; You give them drink from Your river of delights. For with You is the fountain of Life; in Your light we see The light.
Continue your Love to those who know You, Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
May the foot of the proud not come against me, Amen.
Nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
By Your grace, I see and By Your grace see how the evildoers lie fallen; thrown down, not able to rise! Amen
We are sharing promises: Our God hath shewn His people the power of His works, that He may give them the heritage of the heathen.
We may currently have blessings; are there those above us not following The way? Wait on The LORD and you shall be blessed with The giving of His way.
Patience is one of the fruits of the Spirit, are you patient? How patient? It takes a load to be patient, but we shall be rewarded for our patience with His Glory, Amen
God is not slow but is desiring that none fall aside. Give Him praise.
“Ah, ah, ahhh! Don’t go there; not even…”
“I am always smiling! I essentially am in unbelievable Love! And in case you don’t heart in my voice; the “L” is positively hear it, that I’d a capital “L””
“I have fallen head over heels in Love with The LORD! Oh! What He has done for me, how He set me free!!! Alleluia, Hallelujah! I am blessed!”
“Do I call you pastor now?”
“Don’t be silly. Let me share a “whisper” of why!”
“His work is honourable and glorious: and His righteousness endureth for ever. He hath made His wonderful works to be remembered in all our ways, Amen. The LORD is gracious and full of compassion. He hath given meat unto them that fear Him: He will ever be mindful of His covenant. He hath shown His people the power of His works, that He may give them the heritage of the heathen. The works of His hands are verity and judgment; all His commandments are sure.”
And we are let in on what ‘verity’ means:
A true principle or belief, especially one of fundamental importance.
“The eternal verities” – Truth.
“irrefutable, objective verity”
Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
I lately learned that a few of us can recite verses cold. Others ahhh! Not so much, but…“But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22
You, I am sure know what I’m going to say…ok! Which are you? Hear The Word and forget? Even if it is awesomely inspiring in service or fellowship or mass. Do we remember? What was the Scripture they read last sermon?
I will be honest and tell you what I do. After service, I go into my private space and recollect what was shared. I write it down. Now, I know time is scarce for many. Personally, by The Grace of The Almighty God, I am busy working BUT on the ride to and from work-time to pray, meditate on The Word, be silent and receive, as much as it sounds improbable; be still and ministered to by The Spirit. Had a hard day? Stressful? Difficulties? Take it to The LORD in prayer. No better time than soon after it happens, so???
A lot of time, we get lost and search for…a way to go. Hmm! Who knows? I have shared this; if He knows you, your experiences and habits. How many times has God seen this experience? How many people have asked for His assistance? How many people have gotten His guidanc and affection? Amazingly in His-story; countless! How many people are currently on the Earth?
The awesomely amazing thing is God is both a Father AND a Mother! Let us check this out:
Mind you, we do not call God a Mother or Father alone, we in Love and respectcall Him God, our Jehovah Jireh, our Provider, our ALL. But let us take a look, but before we do, with Male and Female are made in His image. We have discussed this prior. Possibly Man in Creation supposed to care for earth was created like Angels with no need for a mate.
He was put to sleep and a rib taken. It is not said if anything else was done. We live on Earth and in creation, Godcsaw that things were good. Animals in their making procreate to continue their species, Man was made as a career of the Earth and when The Heavenly host saw that he needed a partner, he was placed to sleep, a rid taken and Eve created.
Eve was to be Adams co- manager and they would procreate as earthly beings do.
Again, we are so lucky, Adam and Eve though they were able did not have knowledge yet to eat of The tree of Life.
Now, we have discussed this and rather thanvsearch, we have the key to eternal Life in His presence! Doing His will.
Let me make this ‘simple’. In all known situations, there police which keep the law, senators, chiefs and rulers who write the laws, at the head lies a president, dictator, ruler, king, Boss…. If we do not do their will, we will be imprisoned, break the law in a big way- executed. This same thing applies to what we discuss, BUT our head ‘Honcho’ is Love defined, is patient and does not will for anyone to fall by the wayside. So we as humans have been given time and possibilities. I am hoping that this is not the first time you are hearing this. But, you have a choice, the choice literally of a lifetime.
Prais is Your lifestyle, thanks is Your response. Faith is in knowledge, hope in God’s Glory to be revealed; Amen
We are, hear, feel and do for The LORD! We are blessed to break it down, we have. To believe in Godciscto faith him, though we see testimonies round about. What is you it testimony? A job, healing, marriage, a surgery? I could ask any thing. But what would you testimony be? What is it?
Some may feel ‘shafted”, but gyou are awake and alive-start there. Many times our walk does not Glorify The LORD.
Many things shall happen in our days.
Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? A lot comes as a result of impatience.
Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” So, they say, in a way they are right, But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the Heavens came into being and the Earth was formed out of water and by water. By The Word of The LORD, and By Hid Word they can be extinguished.
The Earth and its being were created by these waters, also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed by the same Word the present Heavens and Earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. To hear and not believe makes ones who refuse to acknowledge The Creator defined by this.
But do not forget this one thing, dear brethen: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. To understand this is to be knowledgeable in this. Even when we hear “God is slow in His promises.” The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.
We can now understand this with advances in knowledge. There is the ‘solar system’; a question I pose is if it all goes awry, many will say “Science has gone crazy!” An excuse will be “The univere is berserk!”
Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 2 Peter 3:3-12
I was reviewing this time and time again and was led to write what I was shown. Everything that exists in ‘reality’ will be no more. A new Heaven and a new Earth will be created to His GLORY. Once again, we have the option to choose or continue in our way.
The “song-ster” strikes yet again! Boo! I got you 😉
“Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.”
A lot of things can be breathtakingly horrendous; scary to put it lightly. Danger, tragedy, lifetaking sorrow. But,”we have a place to run!
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
Make sense? Pray without ceasing or season! There is no “appropriate” time to pray. Any time is THE time. Check this out:
Father, our Father Thou art in Heaven, Thy Kingdom O Lord come, Thu will be done. Hallelujah! For me fear, You have my back in Jesus’ name, Amen
See, that was easy. 4 seconds or less-right? Let us glorify Him!!!
Have mercy on me, O God, because of Your unfailing Love. Because of Your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. In Jesus name, Amen
A challenge? Hmmm! Let’s see…. Something we should be doing.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
And we say: “Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.” Psalm 106:48
And we must “Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the children of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world” Amen Philippians 2:14,15
Do we have a song at heart? There are thousands in The Word, Amen
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Do we praise Him? Our hands, arms, voices, our entire being should be raised to Him! Let us rejoice before The LORD! Can I hear an Amen.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones; Praise is becoming to the upright. Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; Sing praises to Him with a harp of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.
Sing to the LORD a new song; Sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
But let all who take refuge in You be glad, Let them ever sing for joy; And may You shelter them, That those who love Your name may exult in You.
Sing praises to the LORD, who dwells in Zion; Declare among the peoples His deeds.
Can I hear a voice of praise? We have an amazing, inestimable, grave filled God that is Love. Amen.
But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. Psalm 5:11
So much to learn from The Word. The Isrealites stand as a key example of all that can occur when we do not do The will of our Father in Heaven. Let us study the ensample they Ser. Remember our Lives now and in the time to come are His-story in Jesus’ name. Amazingly, we in our ‘little’ way can make a GRAND difference, Amen?
New International Version (NIV)
Warnings From Israel’s His-story written by Paul to the church in Corinth:
“For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.
Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”
We should not commit sexual immorality, with this it is easy to ‘fall’ into the deep abyss prolonging and ‘physical’ need . We are new creations, the old is passed away, all things are become new.
We will continue along this path and learn more from His-story, Amen.
We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. (Numbers 25:9) At times we play ‘games’ with The Word. I have to remind you that The Word is His-story. Just as there were those in the first ‘family’ of God who misstepped and paidcdearly. I will point out what comes to my Spirit. Quite a few examples really, some of which we habe discussed. Moses, a man of God-chosen before birth had a temper (He killed the Egyptian overseer of the Israeli workers), it is obvious that he had a temper. But amazingly, he was chosen by God to lead the people of Is real out of Egypt to the promised land. I know you are wondering where this fits in. Godcasked him to touch the rock with his staff and water would come out for the people of Israel who complained sorely and wished the had not left Egypt, Moses angry at the audacity of the people to complain struck the rock in a temper, and that is why he did not set foot in the promised land.
Second example is Moses after receiving the 10 commandmentscreturned to observe the Isrealites carousing and carrying on in ways that would make us blush We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel.
11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation[c] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[d] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[e] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 Corinthians 10
“Jesus commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that He is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. All the prophets testify about Him (All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name. Acts 10:43):
Isaiah 7:14—Isaiah prophesies that a pure young woman will give birth to God’s son.
Matthew 1:18–23—Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled.
Isaiah 9:6—Isaiah prophesies that Jesus Christ will come as a baby; Jesus is described by several names.
Micah 5:2—Micah prophesies that Jesus will be born in Bethlehem.
Matthew 2:4–6—The scribes knew that Bethlehem was the prophesied birthplace of the Messiah.
Luke 1:26–31—A virgin named Mary will be the mother of Jesus Christ.
That everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name.
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power when He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of The Majesty on high,
Who is this who comes from Edom, With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah, This One who is majestic in His apparel, Marching in the greatness of His strength? “It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”
“Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.”
While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astonished that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on Gentiles.
noun/plural noun: Gentiles
A person who is not Jewish.
Awesome, we are Gentiles by birth, but children of God in faith, we have been formally adopted into The Family! “Forward Christian soldiers marching as to war. With the cross of Jesus Who is gone before….” My challenge is to see what the rest of the song says and take it to heart. So, much in so many forms of The Word!
We go on with the root gospel:
For they heard them speaking in tongues-Another term for glossolalia.
And praising God. This we do not need to define.
Then Peter said, “Surely no one can stand in the way of their being baptized with water. They have received the Holy Spirit just as we have.” So he ordered that they be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked Peter to stay with them for a few days.”
Send out your light and your truth;
Let them lead me to your holy mountain,
to the place where you live.
There I will go to the altar of God,
to God—the source of all my joy.
I will praise you with my entire being, lifting my voice in adoration of Your Love
Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever.
Have an awesome God filled day!
For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised in the cities of The LORD and the mountains of His holiness: He is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the Heavens. Honour and majesty are before Him He is LORD of all: strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.
Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name: bring an offering, and come into His courts with praise for these are the days The LORD has made.
O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before Him, all the earth. Psalm 96:4-9
Just being in His glory, to be bathed in His Love is all we need. All else follows suite by His grace. Learn to be in Him, Blessed, fulfilled and whole, granted His unfathomable Grace, Hallelujah!
Having discussed prior, I wanted to point out the exact reason man was driven out of the garden of Eden. We spoke of the search for the garden for good reason. And we read: The LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. After he drove the man out, he placed on the east sidee of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
I have a secret! Ahhh! Keep this very PUBLIC!!! Ooops! Did I say that??? Hmm! I guess I did. How do we cross into The Courts of The King? Our public secret?
Enter His gates with thanksgiving in your heart and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.
Rejoice always for we are blessed beyond comprehension, pray without ceasing, here I must say “pray without season.” Prayer is an always ‘thing.’ Give thanks in all circumstances, in trials we must give thanks because we ‘learn’; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)
Paraphrased by God’s grace and to His glory in Jesus’ name.
Very seldom I ‘borrow’ a particularly uplifting ‘share’ by someone else. This definitely is in line with what we have shared. May it bless you too. Amen
‘Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.’ Isaiah 54:2 NKJV
The desire to change is the key to growth in any area of life. Most of us desire improvement, yet at the same time we resist change. But you can’t have one without the other! Change is possible only if you want it badly enough.
As Fred Smith, the founder of Federal Express, observed: ‘You are the way you are, because that’s the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be any different, you’d be in the process of changing right now.’ Change is never easy. It takes lots of time, tremendous amounts of energy, perseverance, and—of course—desire. But the desire to change must translate into a decision to change. And you must make that decision day after day.
It’s said that Earl Weaver, manager of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, was unhappy with a decision by the umpire so he charged out of the dugout and yelled at him, ‘Are you gonna get any better, or is this it?’
If you want to change, you must ask yourself a similar question. Are you going to keep working and trying to get better, or is this as good as it gets? The Bible puts it like this: ‘Enlarge the place of your tent; and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.’ Pay close attention to the words enlarge, stretch, lengthen and strengthen. What do they have in common? They all require commitment and persistence.
That’s what it takes to change your life. And the good news is that with God’s help, you can do it—starting today.