King of Glory

Psalms   Chapter 24

John 7:37 (KJV)
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.

1 (A Psalm of David.) The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8 Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.


 

ARE YOU READY TO GET UP YET?

THE DAY GOD ASK ME:  “ARE YOU READY TO GET UP YET?”


 

Colossians 1:9-10 – For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it], do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;   (Read More…)


 

The Christian Pilgrimage & The Dove

Morning

My Heart’s Desire

“The things which are not seen.”
2 Corinthians 4:18

In our Christian pilgrimage it is well, for the most part, to be looking forward. Forward lies the crown, and onward is the goal. Whether it be for hope, for joy, for consolation, or for the inspiring of our love, the future must, after all, be the grand object of the eye of faith. Looking into the future we see sin cast out, the body of sin and death destroyed, the soul made perfect, and fit to be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints in light. Looking further yet, the believer’s enlightened eye can see death’s river passed, the gloomy stream forded, and the hills of light attained on which standeth the celestial city; he seeth himself enter within the pearly gates, hailed as more than conqueror, crowned by the hand of Christ, embraced in the arms of Jesus, glorified with him, and made to sit together with him on his throne, even as he has overcome and has sat down with the Father on his throne. The thought of this future may well relieve the darkness of the past and the gloom of the present. The joys of heaven will surely compensate for the sorrows of earth. Hush, hush, my doubts! death is but a narrow stream, and thou shalt soon have forded it. Time, how short–eternity, how long! Death, how brief–immortality, how endless! Methinks I even now eat of Eshcol’s clusters, and sip of the well which is within the gate. The road is so, so short! I shall soon be there.

“When the world my heart is rending

With its heaviest storm of care,

My glad thoughts to heaven ascending,

Find a refuge from despair.

Faith’s bright vision shall sustain me

Till life’s pilgrimage is past;

Fears may vex and troubles pain me,

I shall reach my home at last.”

Evening

“The dove came in to him in the evening.”
Genesis 8:11

Blessed be the Lord for another day of mercy, even though I am now weary with its toils. Unto the preserver of men lift I my song of gratitude. The dove found no rest out of the ark, and therefore returned to it; and my soul has learned yet more fully than ever, this day, that there is no satisfaction to be found in earthly things–God alone can give rest to my spirit. As to my business, my possessions, my family, my attainments, these are all well enough in their way, but they cannot fulfil the desires of my immortal nature. “Return unto thy rest, O my soul, for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.” It was at the still hour, when the gates of the day were closing, that with weary wing the dove came back to the master: O Lord, enable me this evening thus to return to Jesus. She could not endure to spend a night hovering over the restless waste, nor can I bear to be even for another hour away from Jesus, the rest of my heart, the home of my spirit. She did not merely alight upon the roof of the ark, she “came in to him;” even so would my longing spirit look into the secret of the Lord, pierce to the interior of truth, enter into that which is within the veil, and reach to my Beloved in very deed. To Jesus must I come: short of the nearest and dearest intercourse with him my panting spirit cannot stay. Blessed Lord Jesus, be with me, reveal thyself, and abide with me all night, so that when I awake I may be still with thee. I note that the dove brought in her mouth an olive branch plucked off, the memorial of the past day, and a prophecy of the future. Have I no pleasing record to bring home? No pledge and earnest of loving-kindness yet to come? Yes, my Lord, I present thee my grateful acknowledgments for tender mercies which have been new every morning and fresh every evening; and now, I pray thee, put forth thy hand and take thy dove into thy bosom.

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LIGHT VS DARK

John 3:20-21


For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

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Lord Jesus Help Us To Be Lead Of Your Holy Spirit

2 Timothy 3:12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Luke 11:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextIf ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

John 15:26 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextBut when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

Romans 8:15 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextFor ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

John 4:23 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextBut the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

Psalms 51:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextCast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Luke 10:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextIn that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Ephesians 4:30 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

Isaiah 63:10 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextBut they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.

John 7:39 | View whole chapter | See verse in context(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

Luke 4:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into thewilderness,

Ephesians 3:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextWhich in other ages was not made known unto thesons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holyapostles and prophets by the Spirit;

Ephesians 2:18 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextFor through him we both have access by one Spiritunto the Father.

Isaiah 63:11 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextThen he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?

Acts 2:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spiritgave them utterance.

Matthew 10:20 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextFor it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of yourFather which speaketh in you.

Isaiah 11:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, thespirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and ofthe fear of the LORD;

John 1:33 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with theHoly Ghost.

Ephesians 1:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextIn whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard theword of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with thatholy Spirit of promise,

Galatians 4:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd because ye are sons, God hath sent forth theSpirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba,Father.

Exodus 35:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’S offering to the work of thetabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.

Psalms 68:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextA father of the fatherless, and a judge of thewidows, is God in his holy habitation.

Matthew 28:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextGo ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Luke 1:67 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd his father Zacharias was filled with the HolyGhost, and prophesied, saying,

Luke 23:46 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextAnd when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Ephesians 1:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextThat the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

1 John 5:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextFor there are three that bear record in heaven, theFather, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

1 Corinthians 12:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in contextWherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is theLord, but by the Holy Ghost.


Prayer:  Lord Jesus I humbly ask for you to reveal to your daughter and all who read this message to understand, to have the knowledge and wisdom from understanding of your Blessed Words above.  Please soak us with your Holy Spirit, your manna from Heaven, the Eternal Pure Water of Life; your Son Jesus Christ!  We hunger and thirst for You, Your Holy Spirit and the Hope our salvation lies in, Your Son Jesus Christ!  In Jesus name. Amen

 

BEARING FRUIT AND PRAYER

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Morning

“The branch cannot bear fruit of itself.”
John 15:4

How did you begin to bear fruit? It was when you came to Jesus and cast yourselves on his great atonement, and rested on his finished righteousness. Ah! what fruit you had then! Do you remember those early days? Then indeed the vine flourished, the tender grape appeared, the pomegranates budded forth, and the beds of spices gave forth their smell. Have you declined since then? If you have, we charge you to remember that time of love, and repent, and do thy first works. Be most in those engagements which you have experimentally proved to draw you nearest to Christ, because it is from him that all your fruits proceed. Any holy exercise which will bring you to him will help you to bear fruit. The sun is, no doubt, a great worker in fruit-creating among the trees of the orchard: and Jesus is still more so among the trees of his garden of grace. When have you been the most fruitless? Has not it been when you have lived farthest from the Lord Jesus Christ, when you have slackened in prayer, when you have departed from the simplicity of your faith, when your graces have engrossed your attention instead of your Lord, when you have said, “My mountain standeth firm, I shall never be moved”; and have forgotten where your strength dwells–has not it been then that your fruit has ceased? Some of us have been taught that we have nothing out of Christ, by terrible abasements of heart before the Lord; and when we have seen the utter barrenness and death of all creature power, we have cried in anguish, “From him all my fruit must be found, for no fruit can ever come from me.” We are taught, by past experience, that the more simply we depend upon the grace of God in Christ, and wait upon the Holy Spirit, the more we shall bring forth fruit unto God. Oh! to trust Jesus for fruit as well as for life.

Evening

“Men ought always to pray.”
Luke 18:1

If men ought always to pray and not to faint, much more Christian men. Jesus has sent his church into the world on the same errand upon which he himself came, and this mission includes intercession. What if I say that the church is the world’s priest? Creation is dumb, but the church is to find a mouth for it. It is the church’s high privilege to pray with acceptance. The door of grace is always open for her petitions, and they never return empty-handed. The veil was rent for her, the blood was sprinkled upon the altar for her, God constantly invites her to ask what she wills. Will she refuse the privilege which angels might envy her? Is she not the bride of Christ? May she not go in unto her King at every hour? Shall she allow the precious privilege to be unused? The church always has need for prayer. There are always some in her midst who are declining, or falling into open sin. There are lambs to be prayed for, that they may be carried in Christ’s bosom? the strong, lest they grow presumptuous; and the weak, lest they become despairing. If we kept up prayer-meetings four-and-twenty hours in the day, all the days in the year, we might never be without a special subject for supplication. Are we ever without the sick and the poor, the afflicted and the wavering? Are we ever without those who seek the conversion of relatives, the reclaiming of back-sliders, or the salvation of the depraved? Nay, with congregations constantly gathering, with ministers always preaching, with millions of sinners lying dead in trespasses and sins; in a country over which the darkness of Romanism is certainly descending; in a world full of idols, cruelties, devilries, if the church doth not pray, how shall she excuse her base neglect of the commission of her loving Lord? Let the church be constant in supplication, let every private believer cast his mite of prayer into the treasury.

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Spiritually Rich

God helps those who help the poor

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Doesn’t God care that I’m poor?

But to the poor, O Lord, you are a refuge from the storm. To the needy in distress, you are a shelter from the rain and the heat. For the oppressive acts of ruthless people are a storm beating against a wall, or like the relentless heat of the desert. But you silence the roar of foreign nations. You cool the land with the shade of a cloud. So the boastful songs of ruthless people are stilled.

Isaiah 25:4-5
Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you, I will never forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5
Can anything separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or are hungery or cold or in danger or threatened with death?…No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

Romans 8:35-37

All the silver

In his book, The Life of Johnson, James Boswell describes how Johnson would frequently give all the silver in his pocket to the poor, who watched him, between his house and the tavern where he dined. Johnson would walk the streets at all hours and said he was never robbed, for the rogues knew he had little money, nor the appearance of having much.

Quoted in 1001 Great Stories and Quotes by R. Kent Hughes (Tyndale House) pp 176-77

 

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