Keep Your Shield and Sword Anointed!

March 23, 2017

Ephesians 6:16-17 AMPC … Lift up over all the [covering] shield of saving faith, upon which you can quench all the flaming missiles of the wicked [one].
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.

Faith comes by hearing and
Hearing by the word of God  –
Ro 10:17
Keep your Shield and Sword ready
Ready for battle.

The Holy Spirit empowered word
Stronger than a lion
Sweeter than honey –
Jdg 14:18
Not only preserves{anoints} your shield of faith –
Is 21:5
It is a powerful offensive weapon
=> the sword of the Spirit! –
Eph 6:17

Keep your Shield and Sword anointed
=>with the Holy Spirit empowered word!

Proverbs 22:17-19 AMPC … Listen (consent and submit=obey){Bow your ear} to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; For it will be pleasant{pleasing} if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them. So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you.
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The anointing destroys yokes! –Is 10:27
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Word Study
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From NetBible Is 21:5
Prepare the table, Set a watchman in the tower, Eat and drink. Arise, you princes, Anoint the shield!

  • *Smearing{anointing} the shields with oil would make them more flexible and effective in battle
  • * a warrior’s shield that was in normal use would have to be anointed regularly in order to ensure that the leather did not become dry{hard} and brittle. 2Sa 1:21

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From NetBible Eph 6:17

  •  sword of the Spirit, which is the word[4487] of God = rhema: in the moment spoken utterance

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Answer to Samson’s Riddle Judge 14:18:
“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”

The Lord’s words are sweeter than honey!
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! -Ps 119:103

The Spirit of the LORD’s empowerment is stronger than any lion
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him(Samson), and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. -Jdg 14:6

=> His Holy Spirit empowered word

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From NetBible Pro 22:17
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge

 

Don’t Quit!

March 22, 2017

Joshua 1:9 AMPC … Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

No matter what it looks like –2Co 5:7
Be strong and courageous –
Ps 27:14
Do not give up –
Gal 6:9
Rely on the Lord
Trust Him
He is with you
He is watching!

Psalm 34:15 AMPC … The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 33:18-19 AMPC … Behold, the Lord’s eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness, 19 To deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
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Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

March 21, 2017

‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word …

Luke 11:27-28 AMPC … Now it occurred that as He was saying these things, a certain woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, Blessed (happy and to be envied) is the womb that bore You and the breasts that You sucked!
28 But He said, Blessed (happy and to be envied) rather are those who hear the Word of God and obey and practice it!

Luke 8:21 NASB … But He answered and said to them, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it.”

Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

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Colossians 2:6-7 NKJV … As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith{trust}, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

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Dance Daughter of the King

March 20, 2017

Daughter of the King
Dance, dance with all your might2Sa 6:14
Surrounded by songs of deliverancePs 32:7
Midst shouts of joy and new songs of victoryRv 5
The Lion of Judah roarsJoel 3:16
The enemy crushed beneath your feetRo 16:20

Daughter of the King
Dance, dance with all your might –Ps 149:2-3,9
The King of glory – mighty in battle
Ps 24:8
The Lion of Zion revealed!

Joel 3:16 AMPC … The Lord will thunder and roar from Zion and utter His voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth shall shake; but the Lord will be a refuge for His people and a stronghold to the children of Israel.

Amos 3:8 AMPC … The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?

Psalm 81:7 AMPC … You called in distress and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah.

His Hope Does Not Disappoint!

March 16, 2017

Romans 15:13 AMPC … May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

Faith – Trust in the Lord fills you with His joy, peace AND overflowing (bubbling over) hope!

Romans 15:4 AMPC … For whatever was thus written in former days was written for our instruction, that by [our steadfast and patient] endurance and the encouragement [drawn] from the Scriptures we might hold fast to and cherish hope.

Cherish this Hope!
His Hope Does NOT Disappoint!

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Peace Be With You!

March 15, 2017

Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. –Jn 14:27

In this world you will have trouble –
But take heart! Be of good cheer!
Jesus has overcome the world! –
Jn 16:33

Trust in the Lord your everlasting strength –Is 26:4
He is your peace –Eph 2:14
=> Who
 keeps you in His perfect peace! –Is 26:3

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John 14:27 NLT … I am leaving you with a gift––peace of mind and heart …

John 14:27 AMPC … Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]

John 16:33 AMPC … I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

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Word Study
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From NetBible Jn 14:27

  • *”Peace I leave with you”. =>  Jesus will use the phrase “Peace be with you” as a greeting to his disciples after his resurrection (Jn 20:19, 21, 26). It is here a reflection of the Hebrew shalom as a farewell. But Jesus says he leaves peace with his disciples. This should probably be understood ultimately in terms of the indwelling of the Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, who has been the topic of the preceding verses. It is his presence, after Jesus has left the disciples and finally returned to the Father, which will remain with them and comfort them.

The God of Peace WITH You!

March 9, 2017

Philippians 4:4-9 …. Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell(think on) on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Look how laying things at the feet of Jesus is related to the peace of God!
=> surrender and commit anything you need answered from the Lord in worship and prayer to Him AND the peace of God will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Also dwell on and practice what is true(His written word-Jn 17:17)
=> this tunes your ear to better recognize the Shepherd’s voice AND
=> the God of peace Himself will be with you!

Romans 16:20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

John 10:27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
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Be Sober and Alert!

March 7, 2017


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Matthew 13:24-25“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.

From NetBible Mt 13:25 & 1Thess 5:6

  • slept[2518] = to yield to sloth and sin; to be indifferent to one’s salvation
  • tares[2215] = false grain
    *undesirable weed that looks like wheat but has poisonous seeds

Do not sleep
Do not be deceived with false words –
2Pe 2:1;2Pe 3:16
Guard against false teachingMt 16:12
Be alert and sober –1Thess 5:6
Test-Prove all things  –1Thess 5:21

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.  –Rom 12:9

For your adversary, the devil prowls around like a lion, seeking someone to devour –1Pe 5:8
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1Thessalians 5:4-8, 21-23 … But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day{of the Lord} to surprise you like a thief; 5 for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep[2518], but let us be alert and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. …
… 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every form{all appearance} of evil.

23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

From NetBible 1Thess 5:6

  • alert[1127] = watch, to keep awake, vigilant
  • sober[3525] = be self-controlled, to be calm and collected in spirit
  • Be of sober[3525] spirit, be on the alert[1127]. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1Pe 5:8

From NetBible 1Thess 5:21

  • test[1381] =  prove, scrutinise (to see whether a thing
    is genuine or not)

Revelation 3:1-6I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. 4 But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

 

Revealing Sun Rise

March 3, 2017

Matthew 5:43-48 NASB … “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

Love must be without hypocrisy
Abhor what is evil, cling to what is good
Overcome evil with good
 –Ro 12:9-21

Love your enemies means doing good to them
=> though we cannot approve their conduct.

Sun rise will reveal the children of God-the wheat and also,
The enemies of God(those who commit lawlessness)-the tares 

At the end of the age(the harvest) the righteous will shine forth
A
s the sun in the kingdom of their Father. 
He who has ears, let him hear. –Mt 13:36-43

 

Matthew 13:38=> The world is the field
At the end of the age both wheat & tares are removed from the field 

=> The righteous to the Father’s kingdom
=> Those who practice lawlessness to the fire. –
Mt 13:36-43

We are not to judge the world
=> BUT we are to judge those within the church who say they are our brothers/sisters

1 Corinthians 5:9-13, 5 NASB … I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; 10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11 But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13 But those who are outside, God judges. Remove the wicked from among yourselves.

=> The wicked are removed from within the church for their good!

5 I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
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Even in the Darkness!

March 2, 2017

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Even when we seem to be in crushing darkness
Where our eyes can not see

The Lord sees
Guides us & holds us fast! –Ps 139:10-12

Remember you are engraved on His palms
On His nail pierced Hands
You are not forgotten
He knows your name! –
Is 49:16

Listen for His direction
Trust Him
To carry you through!

Isaiah 49:15-16Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! 16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.

Isaiah 46:3-4Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth. 4 Even to your old age and grey hairs I am He, I am He who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will deliver you.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 139:11 ,  Ps 139:12

  • If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” 12 even the darkness is not too dark for You to see, and the night is as bright as  day; darkness and light are the same to You. 
    • overwhelm[07779] = to crush, to fall upon

From NetBible Ps 139:10

  • Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
    • hand[03027] = strength, power
    • lay hold[0270] = grasp, take possession of

From NetBible Is 49:16

  • * engraved “you” => engraved your name

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