The Lord

Psalm 138:8

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

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Zechariah 14:9

And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one.

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Protection of God and Workers of Iniquities

Psalms
Chapter 32

(A Psalm of David, Maschil.) Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.


Psalms
Chapter 64

(To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:

3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:

4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.

5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?

6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.

8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.

10 The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.


 

Sceptre shall rise out of Israel & Reconciliation

GAL. 5:25
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.     


2 Corinthians 5:17
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.Number 24:17

I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

Reconcile Unto God

2 Corinthians 5:18

18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

GLORY OF MY LORD

2 Corinthians 5:19

19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Lion of Judah

2 Corinthians 5:20

20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.


 

Hearing God’s Voice

JESUS WATER OF LIFE


Genesis 3:8-10

  1. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
  2. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
  3. 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

NOTE:  NEVER  let anyone tell you that you can’t hear GOD’S VOICE!  He speaks to us in by His Holy Spirit and in His Word…the Living Water of Christ Jesus who is the Manna sent down from Heaven.  Caution: Be aware of familiar spirits… God says…see scriptures at link below in God’s Word for clarity.  God bless you all and His Face shine upon you and your families.
God’s Word on familiar spirits:

God’s Love says….

DOES THE LORD HAVE YOUR HEART


God’s Love says….

 

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

Romans 5:8 – But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 8:37-39 – Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.   (Read More…)

1 John 4:16 – And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:7 – Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jeremiah 31:3 – The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Galatians 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Zephaniah 3:17 – The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

Ephesians 3:17-19 – That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,


 

Future Worries?

Give your worries to God, for he cares for you

Worry About the Future

Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth.

Colossians 3:2

Worry is the interest paid on trouble before it falls due.

Author unknown

It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.

Henry Ward Beecher

Lessons of a circuit rider

When Abraham Lincoln was on his way to Washington to be inaugurated, he spent some time in New York with Horace Greeley and told him an anecdote that was meant to be an answer to the question everybody was asking him: Are we really going to have civil war?

In his circuit-riding days, Lincoln and his companions, riding to the next session of court, had crossed many rivers. But the Fox River was still ahead of them; and they said one to another, “If these streams give us so much trouble, how shall we get over the Fox River?”

When darkness fell, they stopped for the night at a log tavern, where they fell in with the Methodist presiding elder of the district, who rode through the country in all kinds of weather and knew all about the Fox River. They gathered around him and asked him about the present state of the river. “Oh, yes,” replied the circuit rider, “I know all the Fox River. I have crossed it often and understand it well. But I have one fixed rule with regard to the Fox River — I never cross it till I reach it.”

From 1001 Great Stories and Quotes by R. Kent Hughes (Tyndale) pp 430-31

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House.

 

JESUS IS RETURNING!

SECOND COMING OF CHRIST!

1 Thessalonians 4:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

2 Corinthians 4:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

Mark 10:47 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

John 6:24 | View whole chapter | See verse in context When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.

John 19:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And went again into the judgment hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer.

Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

 

1 Timothy 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

John 18:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

2 Timothy 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

2 Peter 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

Matthew 26:50 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

John 20:14 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

Ephesians 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:

2 Corinthians 4:10 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

John 1:42 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

1 Peter 1:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Luke 19:35 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

Acts 19:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

Mark 11:33 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

Jude 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called:

Mark 10:52 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Philippians 1:1 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:

John 21:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

Luke 8:28 | View whole chapter | See verse in context When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.

1 Corinthians 1:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

1 Corinthians 5:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Corinthians 12:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Wherefore 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 the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.


 

Trusting in God!

TRUSTING IN GOD!

Proverbs 24:27
“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.”


Psalms 112:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Exodus 3:6 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for he was afraid to look upon God.

1 John 4:15 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

Psalms 77:13 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

Matthew 22:32 | View whole chapter | See verse in context I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Exodus 4:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context That they may believe that the LORD God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath appeared unto thee.

2 Thessalonians 2:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Psalms 43:4 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.

Psalms 68:35 | View whole chapter | See verse in context O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places: the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. Blessed be God.

Acts 7:32 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

Psalms 42:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

Exodus 3:15 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

John 8:47 | View whole chapter | See verse in context He that is of God heareth God‘s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

Mark 12:26 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

Psalms 68:20 | View whole chapter | See verse in context He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death.

Ezekiel 28:2 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:

John 3:34 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

2 Corinthians 2:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

Deuteronomy 10:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:

1 Corinthians 3:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For we are labourers together with God: ye are God‘s husbandry, ye are God‘s building.

1 Corinthians 3:17 | View whole chapter | See verse in context If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

1 John 4:7 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Deuteronomy 7:9 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

2 Corinthians 6:16 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Psalms 68:8 | View whole chapter | See verse in context The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.

Luke 20:37 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

2 Chronicles 26:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.

1 Corinthians 1:21 | View whole chapter | See verse in context For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1 John 4:16 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

Exodus 18:19 | View whole chapter | See verse in context Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:


 

Listen to God!

Listening to God

Proverbs 2:1-5 – My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;   (Read More…)

John 8:47 – He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

John 10:27-28 – My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:   (Read More…)

Mark 4:24 – And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

Psalms 25:4-5 – Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.   (Read More…)

Psalms 37:4-5 – Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.   (Read More…)

Revelation 3:20 – Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Romans 10:17 – So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Hebrews 4:7 – Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

Philippians 4:6 – Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Job 33:14-15 – For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.   (Read More…)

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.   (Read More…)

John 10:2-4 – But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.   (Read More…)

Psalms 37:7-9 – Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.   (Read More…)

Psalms 119:105 – NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

James 1:22 – But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Deuteronomy 28:1-2 – And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:   (Read More…)

Trodden in the Winepress and Triune

Psalm 63:1

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;

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Morning

“Behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.”
Matthew 27:51

“Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant?”
Numbers 11:11

Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith. If our faith be worth anything, it will stand the test. Gilt is afraid of fire, but gold is not: the paste gem dreads to be touched by the diamond, but the true jewel fears no test. It is a poor faith which can only trust God when friends are true, the body full of health, and the business profitable; but that is true faith which holds by the Lord’s faithfulness when friends are gone, when the body is sick, when spirits are depressed, and the light of our Father’s countenance is hidden. A faith which can say, in the direst trouble, “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him,” is heaven-born faith. The Lord afflicts his servants to glorify himself, for he is greatly glorified in the graces of his people, which are his own handiwork. When “tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope,” the Lord is honoured by these growing virtues. We should never know the music of the harp if the strings were left untouched; nor enjoy the juice of the grape if it were not trodden in the winepress; nor discover the sweet perfume of cinnamon if it were not pressed and beaten; nor feel the warmth of fire if the coals were not utterly consumed. The wisdom and power of the great Workman are discovered by the trials through which his vessels of mercy are permitted to pass. Present afflictions tend also to heighten future joy. There must be shades in the picture to bring out the beauty of the lights. Could we be so supremely blessed in heaven, if we had not known the curse of sin and the sorrow of earth? Will not peace be sweeter after conflict, and rest more welcome after toil? Will not the recollection of past sufferings enhance the bliss of the glorified? There are many other comfortable answers to the question with which we opened our brief meditation, let us muse upon it all day long.

Evening

“Now on whom dost thou trust?”
Isaiah 36:5

Reader, this is an important question. Listen to the Christian’s answer, and see if it is yours. “On whom dost thou trust?” “I trust,” says the Christian, “in a triune God. I trust the Father, believing that he has chosen me from before the foundations of the world; I trust him to provide for me in providence, to teach me, to guide me, to correct me if need be, and to bring me home to his own house where the many mansions are. I trust the Son. Very God of very God is he–the man Christ Jesus. I trust in him to take away all my sins by his own sacrifice, and to adorn me with his perfect righteousness. I trust him to be my Intercessor, to present my prayers and desires before his Father’s throne, and I trust him to be my Advocate at the last great day, to plead my cause, and to justify me. I trust him for what he is, for what he has done, and for what he has promised yet to do. And I trust the Holy Spirit–he has begun to save me from my inbred sins; I trust him to drive them all out; I trust him to curb my temper, to subdue my will, to enlighten my understanding, to check my passions, to comfort my despondency, to help my weakness, to illuminate my darkness; I trust him to dwell in me as my life, to reign in me as my King, to sanctify me wholly, spirit, soul, and body, and then to take me up to dwell with the saints in light forever.”

Oh, blessed trust! To trust him whose power will never be exhausted, whose love will never wane, whose kindness will never change, whose faithfulness will never fail, whose wisdom will never be nonplussed, and whose perfect goodness can never know a diminution! Happy art thou, reader, if this trust is thine! So trusting, thou shalt enjoy sweet peace now, and glory hereafter, and the foundation of thy trust shall never be removed.

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