Upon the Mountains of Spices

November 20, 2017

Song of Solomon 8:14 AMPC … [Joyfully the radiant bride turned to Him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with Him, she answered] Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly, like a gazelle or a young hart [and take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices!
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Make haste Beloved
Come quickly and meet
Upon the mountains of spices
Dance the dance of the hart{heart} –
Hab 3:18
A sweet fragrance released
An incense so sweet
Songs all thru the night –
Ps 42:8
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee –
Sos 4:6, 2:17
Dance upon the mountain of myrrh
With the feet of the hindHab 3:19
The aroma of Christ2Cor 2:14
In the mount of the LORD
It will be provided
And SEEN. Gen 22:14
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Song 4:6Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.

The hill of frankincense is Calvary, where, “through the eternal Spirit He offered Himself”{a fragrant offering –Eph 5:2}; the mountain of myrrh is His embalmment & burial in the garden(Jn 19:39-42) till the resurrection “daybreak.” (*from Jameison-Fausset-Brown)

a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil{usually made from myrrh}, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table . -Mt 26:7

Many commentaries think the mountain of myrrh – Heb mor, points to Mt Moriah- the place of myrrh(referring to the spices burnt as incense) where the temple was built(2 Chr 3:1) and where Abraham offered up his son Isaac, foreshadowing Christ’s sacrifice. (Matthew Henry, Wikipedia) Abraham called this place ‘The LORD Will Provide’. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided{seen}” (Gen 22:2,14).

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Related:
Until the Day Breaks{article}
Dance of the Hart{article}

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Heart of Kindness

November 19, 2017

Ephesians 4:32 AMP … Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.

From NetBible Eph 4:32

  • kindness[5543] = fit for use, useful, good,  gracious

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Colossians 3:12Since God chose you to be the holy people whom He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted{put on a heart of} mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

From NetBible Col 3:12

  • kindness[5544] = moral goodness, gentleness
    *from [5543] = usefulness

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Lord, help me clothe myself with a heart of kindness. Let me be tender-hearted, compassionate and understanding towards others. Thank You that Your kindness is always in season!
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Related:
Heart of Kindness{prayer}
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Make a Joyful Noise before the King!

November 16, 2017

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Come, do not weep
Make a joyful noise before the King
Sing for joy to the Rock of our salvation!
Ps 95:1

Sound the trumpets
Behold – the Lion of Judah has triumphed
Rev 5:5
Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty,
He reigns!
Rev 19:6
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Psalm 98:4-6 AMPC … Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, yes, sing praises! 5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the voice of melody. 6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
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Psalm 89:15 AMP … Blessed and happy are the people who know the joyful sound [of the trumpet’s blast]! They walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance!
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From NetBible Ps 98:4

  • break forth[06476] = burst forth, break into song{in joyful sound, in joy}

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From NetBible Ps 89:15

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Marvelous Sight

November 13, 2017

Psalm 98:1 Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
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The Sovereign Lord
My King 
Isa 52:10
With His outstretched arm
Nothing too hard
Jer 32:17
His mighty right hand does valiantly
And achieves victory!

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The Lord is my strength and song
My deliverer and protecter
Ps 118:14
I will not die but live

To declare His illustrious acts
A marvelous, surprising and wonderful sight!
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Sing to the Lord a new song
Tell of His marvelous deedsPs 96:3
For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised! 
Ps 145:3
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Psalm 118:14-17
AMPC … The Lord is my Strength and Song; and He has become my Salvation. 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation{deliverance} is in the tents{tabernacles} and private dwellings of the [uncompromisingly] righteous: the right hand of the Lord does valiantly and achieves strength! 16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly and achieves strength! 17 I shall not die but live, and shall declare the works and recount the illustrious acts of the Lord.
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From NetBible Ps 98:1

  • * A new song is appropriate because the Lord is constantly intervening in the world as its just king
  • * “his right hand and his holy arm deliver victory for Him ”
    =>The right hand and arm symbolize his power as a warrior-king (see Isa 52:10). His arm is “holy” in the sense that it is in a category of its own; God’s power is incomparable.

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From NetBible Isa 52:10

  • The Lord has bared His holy arm{reveals His royal power} in the sight of all the nations; That all the ends of the earth may see the salvation{deliverance} of our God.

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Related:
Made to Praise!{prayer}
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O Sing Over Me

November 12, 2017

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Psalm 32:10-11, 7  … Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love{faithfulness, mercy} surrounds the one who trusts in Him. 11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!…
7 {Lord}You are my hiding-place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

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You are my hiding place
You shelter me beneath Your wings
And sing over me
You sing over me
O sing over me …

Songs of deliverance
You sing over me
O sing over me
O sing over me …

I trust in You Lord
You sing over me …

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Zephaniah 3:17The LORD your God is with you, in your midst, The Mighty One, He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness{ He takes great delight in you}, He will quiet{renew} you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Lion of Judah ROAR Over Me!

November 10, 2017


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The LORD is my protector; He is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with Him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; He defends me and keeps me safe.Psalm 8:2 GNT
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Lion of Judah roar
My strength
My refuge
My defensePs 18:2
My King
Roar over me
For to You I belong.

Lion of Judah You reign forevermore
Lion of Judah roarPs 29:3;Rev 19:6
From the secret place of thunder
Roar over me
For to You I belong.Is 43:1,41:14
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In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.Psalm 81:7

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Free Indeed

November 7, 2017

John 8:31-37“If you hold to My teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” …
… 33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill Me, because you have no room for My word.
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Whoever the Son sets free
Is free indeed. Jn 8:36

Wherever the word of the Lord is spoken
That is where chains are broken.Is 61:1-3

The Lion of Judah roars
His enemies shake and tremble –Joel 3:16
Terrified they fleeDt 28:7
But to His people
The ones who belong to Him
He is their refuge.Ps 46:1

Captives set free to be
Whatever He meant them to be!Lk 4:18

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Be Still — Wait!

November 7, 2017


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Strong and Mighty

November 5, 2017

Jeremiah 32:17-18 NKJV …  ‘Ah, Lord God{Sovereign Lord}! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You.  18 You show lovingkindness to thousands, and repay the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them––the Great, the Mighty God, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

A vast army before you
The battle rages
But don’t be discouraged
The battle is not yours.
2Chron 20:15

Don’t be afraid
Hold your peace
Be stillEx 14:13-14
The Lord, the Great, the Mighty God
Fights for you.

The King of Glory
The Lord of hosts
Strong and MightyPs 24:7-10
Great in power
The Sovereign Lord
With His outstretched arm
Nothing is too hard
Or impossible for Him!  –Lk 1:37

The Lord your God
A victorious warrior

Mighty to saveZep 3:17
The truth His sword –Eph 6:17
The battle is the Lord’s
The Lion of Judah ROARs!
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He Who Is Not Against Us

November 4, 2017

Luke 9:49-50Now John answered and said, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he does not follow with us”. 50 But Jesus said to him, “Do not forbid him , for he who is not against us is for us”.
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Mark 9:38-41John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not hinder him, for there is no one who will perform a miracle in My name, and be able soon afterward to speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is for us. 41 For whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because of your name as followers of Christ, truly I say to you, he will not lose his reward.
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When questioning or exposing false teaching, I have often been met with the above scripture. It has been advanced as a reason for christians to refrain from exposing false teachers and/or immorality.

Is this really proof that Jesus did not want his disciples to try to stop any other teachers who call themselves followers of Christ? Or who are using Christ’s name to do good deeds?

  • First, notice what is not said. The disciples did not say “We tried to stop him, because he is promoting false and dangerous teachings.”
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    There are many warnings about being on guard against false teachers and false prophets. –Mt 7:15; Mt 24:24; Acts 20:29-31; 2Pe 2:1; 1Jn 4:1.
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  • Not all who use Christ’s name are for Him:
    Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
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    Luke 11:23He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters.
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  • It’s clear Jesus saw the heart of the one in the above scriptures and he was not a false teacher.
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    Don’t Judge motives, do judge teaching and correct/expose the false.
    Phil 1:17-18;2Cor 11:12-15;1Tim 1:3;2Tim 4:2;Titus 1:9-13;Eph 5:11
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