Wings to Bloom

January 17, 2018

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Isaiah 61:10-11 AMPC … I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as [surely as] the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring forth, so [surely] the Lord God will cause rightness and justice and praise to spring forth before all the nations [through the self-fulfilling power of His word].

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As sure as the sun{SonPs 19:5
As sure as the dawn Hos 6:3
The King’s rain{reign} –Pro 16:15
Causes what is sown in His garden to spring forth
His righteousness, justice and praise
Fresh and new on display
Wings to bloom! –Is 35:1
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The wind gently blows  –Song 4:16
The wings{butterflies/new life} dance –2Co 5:17
His garden blooms  –Song 7:12
His sweet fragrance
Freed to spread. –
2Co 2:14-17
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No garden truly blooms until butterflies have danced upon it!
~K. D’Angelo
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Word Study
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From NetBible Is 35:1
The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom[06524] as the rose{lily}
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From NetBible Song 7:12
Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded[06524] And its blossoms have opened[06605], And whether the pomegranates have bloomed[05132]. There I will give you my love..

  • blossom[06524]parach = a primitive root; to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom; generally, to spread; specifically, to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively, to flourish:-X abroad, X abundantly, blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow, spread, spring (up).
  • opened[06605] =  to free, loose oneself
  • bloomed[05132] = to blossom (from
    the brilliancy of color), fly, flee

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From NetBible Song 4:16
Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow{breathe out} on my garden, that its fragrance may spread abroad. Let my lover come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
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From NetBible Isa 61:11
For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

  • * “righteousness,” here seems to emphasize deliverance and restoration
  • spring forth[06779] = sprout, bear{fruition}

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The Secret Place Thunders

January 15, 2018

Song of Solomon 2:14 KJV … O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

From NetBible Song 2:14

  • clefts[02288] = hiding place, place of concealment, safety, refuge
  • secret place[05643] = hiding place, shelter, cover
  • stairs[04095] = steep or inaccessible place, pathway

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O My dove
The apple of my eye –
Ps 17:8
In the cleft
In the secret place of the stairs
The secret place of the Most High  –
Ps 91:1

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Psalm 91:1 AMPC … He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].

From NetBible Ps 91:1

  • Most High[05945] = sovereign one, sovereign King, elevated above all
    *from [05927] = to go up, ascend, climb

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Ascend
Sing My dove, sing  –
Ps 68:4,8
Pour forth, pour forth
 –Ps 119:171
Glory from the cleft –Ex 33:22
Sing, sing a new song to the Lord
Sing His praises in the assembly of the faithful  –Ps 149:1
A song taught by the Lord –
Ps 40:3
Before the throne
With the voice of many waters
Rev 14:1-3
From the secret place of thunderPs 81:7
The Lion of Judah roars –Joel 3:16
The dove sings
Living water flows –Ezek 47
The desert rose blooms –Is 35:1-2

 

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Peace In His Eyes

January 13, 2018

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Song 8:10 AMP … I was a wall, and my breasts were like the towers. Then I became in the king’s eyes as one [to be respected and allowed] to find peace.
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Draw near to the King
Beneath His wing –
Ps 91:1
Close enough to gaze into the King’s eyes –
Ps 32:8
His Dove
Beautiful one –
Song 1:15
Pure heart
Steadfast
The apple of His eye –
Ps 17:8
In the King’s eyes

Find perfect peace –
Is 26:3
Contentment
Rest
Favor …

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Isaiah 26:3 AMP … “You[Lord] will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].
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Psalm 17:8Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye; Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings
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Word Study
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From NetBible Song 8:10

  • * “peace.” An eloquent wordplay is created by the use of the noun שָׁלוֹם (shalom, “peace, contentment, favor”) in 8:10 and the name שְׁלֹמֹה (shÿlomoh, “Solomon” = peace) in 8:11. The Beloved found “favor” (שָׁלוֹם) in the eyes of Solomon (שְׁלֹמֹה). She won his heart because she was not only a beautiful young woman (“my breasts were like fortress towers”), but a virtuous woman (“I was a wall” = chaste).

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From NetBible Ps 17:8

  • * Keep me as the apple of your eye = Protect me like the pupil, a daughter of your eye.
    See Zec 2:8=> The pupil is one of the most vulnerable and valuable parts of the body, so to be considered the “pupil” of the Lord’s eye is to raise value to an incalculable price

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Related:
Kept as ‘The Apple of His Eye’{Article}

Butterfly Hope and Wings

January 10, 2018


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Lamentations 3:21-24 NIV … Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for Him.”

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Remember it’s during the darkest part of the night
That the bright morning star appears
Rev 22:16
Transforming the night! –Jn 1:5
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Hang on
Trust in the Lord
Your wings will bloom!

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Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV … He[The Lord] gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint.

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Lean

January 8, 2018


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Rely not on your own strength
Instead lean on Christ
Rely on Him
Jesus Christ is the FIRM strength of your heart
Your portion forever!

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Only then will you be ready for anything and everything!
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Psalm 73:26 AMPC … My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock and firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever.
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Philippians 4:13 AMP … I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 73:26

  • strength[06697] = rock, refuge, protector
  • portion[02506] = inheritance, award, reward

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From NetBible Phil 4:13

  • NKJV … I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
  • NLT … For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.
  • MSG … Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.

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Winter and Summer Established

January 7, 2018


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Psalm 74:17You[Sovereign Lord] have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made both summer and winter.
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The Sovereign Lord has established
All boundaries of the earth
Both winter and summer …

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He himself gives life and breath to everything
He satisfies every need there is.
Acts 17:25
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It may be winter now
But rest assured summer is coming in due time!

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The God of nature is the God of grace; and we may argue from the revolving seasons that sorrow is not meant to rule the year, the flowers of hope will blossom, and ruddy fruits of joy will ripen yet. –Treasury of David

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Acts 17:26-28From one man[Adam] He made every nation of humankind to inhabit the entire earth, determining their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
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Refuge Under His Wings

January 3, 2018

Psalm 73:28But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord God my refuge …
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feathers
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In the protective shadow of the AlmightyPs 91:1
Beneath His outstretched wings
Shelter
Sweet refugePs 91:4
I trust in Him and I am helped
Strengthened
Renewed
My heart leaps of joy
 Ps 28:7
The nearness of my Lord is my good! –Ps 73:28
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When fear causes hope to fade, flee to God, the refuge you can reach on your knees. –ODB
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Related:
Protection{prayer}
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Humbly Bow Before your King

December 31, 2017

Micah 6:8 AMP … He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you, except to be just,
and to love [and to diligently practice] kindness (compassion),
And to walk humbly with your God [setting aside any overblown sense of importance or self-righteousness]?

Before you Rise Up and Walk with your King

=> Humbly Bow Down before Him!

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1Peter 5:5-7Likewise, you younger men [of lesser rank and experience], be subject to your elders [seek their counsel]; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another [tie on the servant’s apron], for God is opposed to the proud [the disdainful, the presumptuous, and He defeats them], but He gives grace to the humble.

6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time, 7 casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].
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Rise Up toward the Son!

December 31, 2017

From my previous post:
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Rise up to walk with your King

=> place your feet in His footsteps!

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Isaiah 40:31 AMP … But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and Rise Up close to God]

Like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will Run and not become weary,
They will Walk and not grow tired.

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To place your feet in His footsteps
=> Wait On and Trust in the Lord

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Those who WAIT ON and TRUST in the Lord

=> Will RISE UP like eagles
Rising Up toward the SON!

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They will be given strength not only to walk
But to Run and Soar!

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Rise Up!

December 30, 2017

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Rise up to walk with your King!

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John 5:8 NKJV … Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed{sleeping pad} and walk!”

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Rise up to walk with your King

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Word Study
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From Jn 5:8 Commentary:

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Jesus actually gives three commands here: rise, take, and walk. He demands that people take action and responsibility—to take a stand with Him. The more we follow Christ, the more we rise in spiritual character. Sin, on the other hand, causes people to decline, degenerate, and descend to the depths of despair and spiritual weakness. … Jesus also requires that the man “walk,” a testimony of the fullness of His healing power. The man is able to rise up, providing the first visible testimony of his healing to those around the pool. However, he does not just hobble away—he has strength to carry his bed and walk. Being able to walk gives the man opportunity both to show and tell many others of Christ’s miracle.

The excellence of His work is seen in all these commands. If a person reacts positively to his contact with Christ, it will manifest itself in his conduct. The most effective witnesses are from those who walk as Christ commands!

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