Archive for May, 2011

Your Paths Drip with Fatness

May 31, 2011

Psalm 65:11
NKJV … You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance.

NASB … You have crowned the year with Your bounty, and Your paths drip with fatness.

BBE … The year is crowned with the good you give; life-giving rain is dropping from your footsteps

Psalm 63:3-5 NASB … Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. 
4 So I will bless You as long as I live; 
I will lift up my hands in Your name. 
5 My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, 
And my mouth offers praises with joyful lips.

Word StudyFrom Netbible Psa 65:11
crown[05849]– to surround, to encircle (for attack or protection)drop[07491] – to trickle, drip, rain down

From Netbible Psa 65:11 & Netbible Psa 63:5

fatness[01880] – blessing, abundance, anoint

His Face Makes All Bright

May 30, 2011

Just this morning! I felt as if the Lord was saying to me –
(hope this encourages you too!)

Do not fear the darkness
The darkness is as light to Me
You need only to seek My face
Glory in My Holy name. -1 Chron 16:10-11

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. -Ps 33:18

I show My face
To the one who trusts Me with all their heart
To the one who acknowledges Me in all their ways -Prov 3:5-6

I will show My face
I will smile -Ps 44:3
And all will be bright. -Ps 34:5

Psalm 139:11-12 … If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me
and the night will be [the only] light about me, even the darkness is not dark to You, but the night shines as the day; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to You.

Psalm 139:10 … Even there Your hand will lead me, and Your right hand will hold me.

Numbers 6:24-26 … May the LORD bless and keep you; May the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; May He turn His face toward you and give you peace.

Burning Before the Throne

May 29, 2011

Revelation 4:5And out from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

—> voices out from the throne
—> 7 lamps of fire burning before the throne

burning[2545] – kindled{burning hearts -Lk 24:32}
—> consumed with fire

Deuteronomy 10:8The LORD separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to Him and to bless in His name.

Hebrews 1:7And of the angels He says: “Who makes His angels spirits And His ministers a flame of fire.”

Hymns of Praise Around the Throne
Praise Voices
Prelude Out of the throne – lightnings, thunderings, and voices -Rev 4:5
Hymn 1 HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. -Rev 4:8
Hymn 2 Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will{for Your pleasure} they existed, and were created. -Rev 4:11
Hymn 3
And they sang a new song:
Worthy are You to take the book, and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood people from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. -Rev 5:9
Hymn 4 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth. . . . Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. -Rev 5:10,12
Hymn 5 To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever. -Rev 5:13
Postlude . . . Amen. . . . -Rev 5:14

He is Utterly Trustworthy!

May 28, 2011

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

24Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you].

He who has called you is faithful
And if you trust Him, He{our Lord Jesus Christ} will preserve you.

Trust His hand on your life
Do not be afraid
You are precious in HIs sight.

Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have engraved you on the palms of My hands ; Your walls are continually before Me. -Isa 49:15-16

Trust His hand on your life
And if you can’t see His hand
Trust His heart.

Ah Sovereign LORD, Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You! -Jer 32:17

With a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures for ever. -Ps 136:12

Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done everything I have promised you. -Gen 28:15

Word Study

From Netbible Isa 49:16
engraved[02710] – to cut out, inscribe in stone or metal
to cut in stone as hewing a tomb in the rock

From Netbible Gen 28:15
keep[08104] – to guard, protect, treasure

The Strength of My Heart

May 26, 2011

Lord you have my heart
And I will search for yours
Jesus take my life and lead me on.

Psalm 31:1-3, 24In You, O LORD, I put my trust;
Let me never be ashamed;
Deliver me in Your righteousness.
2 Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily;
Be my rock of refuge, a fortress of defense to save me.

3 For You are my rock and my fortress;
Therefore, for Your name’s sake,
Lead me and guide me.

… 24 Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the LORD.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. -Josh 1:9

Thank You Lord Jesus, You are our rock and fortress. Help us to not be afraid. Help us to trust You and know that You will lead and guide us. Praise You Lord Jesus, we place our lives in Your hand. You are the strength of our hearts!

Watchful Praise

May 25, 2011

Acts 16:23-26After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. Upon receiving such orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose.

Remember Paul and Silas? Ever wonder why they were praying and singing near midnight? After a long day, being beaten and thrown in prison why would they do this? Consider Psalm 119 – they knew this psalm.

Psalm 119:60-62 I made haste, and did not delay to keep Your commandments. Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law. At midnight I will rise to give thanks to You, because of Your righteous judgments.

The word for give thanks is yadah[03034] and it means to give thanks, laud, praise, worship, to confess the name of God with extended hands. Praying and singing near midnight was a way to keep alert and declare their faith{the other prisoners were listening to them}.

Colossians 4:2 BBE … Give yourselves to prayer at all times, keeping watch with praise;

The word for watch is gregoreuo[1127] meaning to keep awake, alert, vigilant.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God; which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Watchful Thanksgiving{article}
Midnight Praise

Broken Hearts and Shining Stars

May 21, 2011

Philippians 2:15-16 AMPC … show yourselves to be blameless and guiltless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world, holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose.

Bright shining stars, holding forth the word of life
Oaks of righteousness stand anointed

Their leaves are for the healing of the nations -Rev 22:1-2;Ez 47:12
Like hands offering life
To bind up and heal the brokenhearted
To comfort all who mourn
To bestow a crown of beauty instead of ashes
… the oil of joy instead of mourning
… a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.
Isa 61 AMP

Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 147:3-5 He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.

Oaks of righteousness stand anointed
Bright shining stars established/planted by the Lord’s hand
Broken hearts healed
Shining before the nations declaring His praise.

Isaiah 61:10-11 MSG … I will sing for joy in God, explode in praise from deep in my soul! He dressed me up in a suit of salvation, He outfitted me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom who puts on a tuxedo and a bride a jeweled tiara. For as the earth bursts with spring wildflowers, and as a garden cascades with blossoms, so the Master, God, brings righteousness into full bloom and puts praise on display before the nations.

Healing Leaves

May 16, 2011

Revelation 22:1-2 … Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.

Ezekiel 47:12Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.

Open your leaves
Be anointed with fresh oil -Ps 92:10
The leaves are for the healing of the nations. -Rev 22:1-2;Ez 47:12

Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the
uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession. -Ps 2:8

As the trees stand
By the river of the water of life which flows from the throne
They are nourished by God.
The living water is absorbed by the roots of the trees -Jer 17:8;Ps 1:3
The roots pass the living water along
Thru the trunk to the leaves
The leaves take the water and transform it into life{photosynthesis}.
The water mixes with the warmth of the sun
To provide food and nourishment for the tree and the world.
The leaves provide food for the tree and the world.
The leaves also provide oxygen necessary for life.
The leavesprovide healing for the nations.The leaves are key for the transformation of living water into nourishment and healing.

The leaves on the trees are like hands holding forth the word of life{fruit that remains}!

Like a Cloud with the Spring Rain

May 14, 2011

Proverbs 19:12 … The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but His favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 16:15 … In the light of a king’s face is life, and His favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.

My dove will be surrounded by the cloud of My presence
Like a cloud filled with the spring rain
Bringing showers of blessing
Bringing light – the light of the king’s face
Bringing life
To all who are open to receive.

Psalm 2:6-7 … But as for Me, I have installed My King upon Zion, My holy mountain. “I will declare the decree: The LORD has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.

Micah 5:7 … The remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which do not wait for man or linger for mankind.

Isaiah 2:2 … Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD’S house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.

Psalm 90:14-17 … O satisfy us with Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning [now, before we are older], that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad in proportion to the days in which You have afflicted us and to the years in which we have suffered evil. Let Your work [the signs of Your power] be revealed to Your servants, and Your [glorious] majesty to their children.

And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands–yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it.

Showers of Blessing

May 10, 2011

Ezekiel 34:26I will make them and the places around My hill a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing.

In due season{if you don’t give up}  -Gal 6:9
Showers of blessing
Not a drip or a single drop but
Showers of blessing
Abundant rain for the sheep of My pasture
To yield fruit at the proper time.

Today be anointed with fresh oil
Your leaf always green, will not wither
Planted in the courts of the Lord
Declare His praise.

The LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him!Ps 1:1-3;Ps 92:10-15;Ez 34:25-31

Today, all who are thirsty, COME
Open your leaves
Praise His name

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High. – Ps 92:1

Look up to receive His rain{reign}.

Word Study

From: NetBible Ezek 34:26
*“showers of blessing.” Abundant rain, which in turn produces fruit and crops (v. 27), is a covenantal blessing for obedience (Lev 26:4).