Jesus Christ – The Almighty

December 5, 2016

Revelation 1:7-8 NKJV … Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
8 “I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Who is speaking in verse 8?

Who was pierced in verse 7?

Who is coming?

Revelation 22:12-13 NKJV … “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

Revelation 22:20-21 NKJV … He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.Amen.

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Isaiah 9:6 NKJV … For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Who is this Child? this Son?
=> Mighty God, Everlasting Father …

Isaiah 10:20-21 NKJV … And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and such as have escaped of the house of Jacob, will never again depend on him who defeated them, but will depend on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob,
To the Mighty God.

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Who does Jesus say He is?

John 8:56-58 NKJV … Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.”
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”
58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

From NetBible Jn 8:58

  • * I AM! is an explicit claim to deity referring to Exodus 3:14:  it seems clear that this is the case here (as the response of the Jewish authorities in the following verse shows Jn 8:59) => Jesus’ Jewish listeners understood his claim to deity by applying the “I AM” name to himself, rejected it, and picked up stones to throw at him for what they considered blasphemy.

Beauty from Ashes

November 26, 2016

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You are not forgottenLk 12:6-7
You will make it through the fireIs 43:2
For He has called you by name –Is 43:1
Engraved on His palmsIs 49:15-16
You BELONG to HimIs 43:1
Precious in His sightIs 43:4
Beauty will rise from your ashes …

 
Psalm 112:4 NET … Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious, merciful, compassionate and righteous one.

Isaiah 49:15-16 NASB … “Can a woman forget her nursing child and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. 16 “Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; your walls are continually before Me.
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Safe Place

November 21, 2016

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The Lord is good!
An ever-present help in times of trouble. –
Ps 46:1
Those who trust in Him
Are kept completely safe
Held in His perfect peace.Is 26:3

The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock{protector}! Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation! –2Sa 22:47

Trust in the Lord forever
For in YAH, the LORD, is
… The Rock eternal
… The everlasting Rock
… An unchanging Rock
… The Rock of ages
… Everlasting strength
… An enduring protector! –
Is 26:4

Nahum 1:7 AMPC … The Lord is good, a Strength and Stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows (recognizes, has knowledge of, and understands) those who take refuge and trust in Him.

From NetBible Nahum 1:7

  • stronghold[04581] =  place or means of safety, protection, refuge, a fortified place=> rock, strength
  • * The Lord is good to those who trust Him – who seek His refuge
  • * The Lord is good to His people => because  like a fortress – He protects them in time of distress
  • * The Lord is commonly portrayed as a “fortress” (מָעוֹז) protecting his people (Pss 27:1; 28:8; 31:3, 5; 37:39; 43:2; 52:9Isa 17:10; 25:4; 27:5)

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The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock{my protector}!  –2Sa 22:47

Into Your hands I entrust my life, O Lord God, You are my saviour, my protector, forever faithful, forever true! –Ps 31:5

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No Weapon

November 17, 2016

Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the
battle is not yours, but God’s. –2 Chr 20:15

Jesus, the King of Glory, is your defender –Ps 24:7-8
He is your shield and glorious sword –
Dt 33:29
No weapon formed against you shall prosper
This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is
… the heritage of the servants of the Lord! –
Is 54:17

The battle is the Lord’s
Don’t be afraid
King Jesus is in control!

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Wind and Waves Still Obey

November 16, 2016

Mark 4:35-41 NKJV
Wind and Wave Obey Jesus
35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

Remember in the midst of the storm
The wind and waves still obey
Jesus the One and Only  –
Jn 1:14
Who speaks: “Peace Be Still” –
Mk 4:39
What a blessing is the great calm, the stillness –Ps 107:30
Jesus – the same yesterday, today and forever –
He 13:8
Still in control!

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Great is the Lord!

November 15, 2016

Jeremiah 32:17 AMPC … Alas, Lord God{Sovereign LORD}! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! There is nothing too hard or too wonderful for You— …

Great is the Lord, by His mercy He proves
… He is faithful and true
Great is the Lord, He is holy and just
… In Him we can always trust
Great is the Lord, maker of heaven and earth
… Behold, nothing too hard or too wonderful

His greatness none can fathom –Ps 145:3

He is in control!

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Anchor of our Soul

November 11, 2016

Hebrews 6:16-20 NASB … For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. 17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
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We’ll be steady in the storm if we’re anchored to Christ the Rock.
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From Our Daily Bread:

Like an anchor dropped at sea, preventing a ship from drifting away, Jesus’ death, resurrection, and return to heaven brought assurance and stability to the believers’ lives.

INSIGHT:
The book of Hebrews is a book of comparisons between the Old Testament and the person of Christ. Throughout the book, the author makes comparisons between what is good and what is better: Jesus is better than the prophets and angels (ch. 1), better than Moses (ch. 3), better than the priesthood (chs. 4–8), and better than the sacrificial system (chs. 9–10). The greatness of Jesus is our hope and our anchor, an anchor that Hebrews reminds us is “both sure and steadfast” (6:19).

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God is in Control!!

November 10, 2016

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Do not be afraid!
Even if the earth gives way and
The mountains fall into the heart of the sea –
Ps 46:2
Even tho the nations rage –Ps 2:1
Be still and know –Ps 46:10
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God is in control
He is our refuge and strength
Maker of heaven and earth –
Ps 121
A very present help in times of trouble!-
Ps 46:1

The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King for ever. –Ps 29:10

Fill My Cup

November 9, 2016

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From Psalm 23:5 Customs:

The cup running over speaks of abundance and drinking one’s fill at the Lord’s table. The picture of the Lord as host filling the honored guest’s cup to overflowing also has a custom behind it. When you came to a person’s house (even if a stranger) you were offered a cup of wine or water along with a meal.  As long as the cup was being  refilled you were welcome to stay; if the cup remained empty it was time to go. If the host enjoyed your company and decided that you could stay as long as you liked, the cup would be filled to the rim and overflow. This overflowing cup was only offered to special guests because in the desert you just don’t waste water or wine. So the Lord as host, by offering the overflowing cup is saying, stay as long as you want, I have an abundant supply of wine, oil and bread to meet your needs both now and forever.

Psalm 23:6  …  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.

Psalm 104:15   …  [The Lord provides] wine that makes glad the heart of man, oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengthens man’s heart.

John 15:10-11 TLB … When you obey me you are living in my love, just as I obey my Father and live in his love. 11 I have told you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your cup of joy will overflow!

John 16:24 TLB … You haven’t tried this before, but begin now. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and your cup of joy will overflow.

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Fill My Cup
By Richard Blanchard
Like the woman at the well I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy,
And then I heard my Savior speaking,
“Draw from My well that never shall run dry.”

Chorus:
Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul,
Bread of Heaven, feed me ’til I want no more
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!
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Drink His Rain{Reign}

November 7, 2016

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Revelation 22:17 AMPC … The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.

Whoever is in need of refreshment
Whoever is in need of the Lord’s strength
Whoever is thirsty
Come! Come and drink!

Bow before the King –Ps 95:6
Before the throne
Beneath His wings –
Ps 91:1,4
Worship in the beauty of holiness –
Ps 96:9-10
Wait for His rain … –
Hos 6:3

As His rain{word} falls  –Is 55:10-11
Open wide your mouth  –Ps 81:10
Be refreshed –
Pro 16:15
Drink in His rain{reign}!

Matthew 6:33-34 AMPC … But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. 34 So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
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