Archive for January, 2012

The King’s Sword

January 28, 2012

The King’s sword discerns and separates good from evil.
The King’s sword executes judgement.

The King’s sword is discernment, knowledge and wisdom
—> knowledge of God’s Word, and wisdom to apply it.

-1Ki 3:9,24;2Chron 1:10;Ps 149:6-9;Heb 4:12

The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign LORD, “when I will send a famine through the land—
Not a famine of bread,
Nor a thirst for water.

—> a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. -Amos 8:11

What is deception?
Isn’t it believing a lie because the truth is not perceived – intelligently heard?

Why is there a shortage of ears to hear the words of the Lord{truth}?

We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you have become dull of hearing. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. -Heb 5:11-14

Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. -Mt 22:29

There is no shortage of bread{truth} —>solid food.

Ears are dull from drinking only milk
From thirsting for water{spirit} without eating solid food.

Dull ears do not know how to use the King’s sword
They are unable to distinguish good from evil or discern truth
They are unable to test the spirits.
-1Jn 4:1

People will stagger from sea to sea And from the north even to the east; They will go to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, But they will not find it. -Amos 8:12

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Related:
The King’s Sword

Feed on His Faithfulness

January 27, 2012

Song:
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
What a wonder You are
Oh Jesus what a wonder You are

Faithful and true
Faithful and true
Faithful and true are You …

Oh Jesus what a wonder You are!

Feed on the Good Shepherd’s faithfulness. -Ps 37:3, 100:2-3

His faithfulness and truth
Your shield, your protective wall. -Ps 91:4

Worship in Spirit and Truth -Jn 4:23-24
Behold Him, the Word of God, Jesus
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS
In wonder and awe
Love rejoices in truth!

Revelations 19:11,13,16I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. … He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. … On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

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Related:
Fret Not!
Faithful and True

Eyes to See

January 22, 2012

Pray for eyes to see My provision.

I know it’s dark and that
There are obstacles that can not be moved in your own strength
Trust Me to roll away the stone.

Trust Me and look up
Lift up your eyes.

When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away. -Mk 16:4

Then on the third day Abraham lifted his eyes and saw the place afar off. Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey, and I and the lad will go over there; and we will worship and return to you.” …

… Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided{seen}.” -Gen 22:4-5, 13-14

Open the eyes of our hearts LORD!

Ephesians 1:17-19 … I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you spiritual wisdom and revelation in your growing knowledge of him, – since the eyes of your heart have been enlightened – so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the incomparable greatness of his power toward us who believe, as displayed in the exercise of his immense strength.

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Word Study

From NetBible Mk 16:4

  • looked up[308] = become able to see, to recover (lost) sight
  • saw[2334] = to perceive with the eyes, to discern, to enjoy the presence of one

From NetBible Gen 22:4-5, 13-14

  • lifted up[05375] his eyes = rise up, elevate, marry
  • and saw[07200] = inspect, perceive, consider, provide
  • worship[07812] = bow down, prostrate oneself
  • The–LORD–Will–Provide[03070] = Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”
    *from [03068] and [07200]; Jehovah will see (to it)

Related:
Who Will Roll Away the Stone?

Songs in the Night

January 21, 2012

Songs in the night
From a grateful heart
Songs of grace
Lifted up to God
The prayer of life
Jesus my shield
Light in the darkness
Christ my song.
-Ex 15:2;Ps 28:7

Psalm 42:8The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night—A prayer to the God of my life.

His song in the night – a prayer. I looked up the word for prayer. From NetBible Ps 42:8 it is [08065] – t@phillah. A few hebrew transltions read this as praise. Just look how close these words are. [08416] – t@hillah means a song or hymn of praise from [01984] halal to shine.

A song sung in the night, in darkness can only come from a heart that has been touched by the Lord. A grateful heart.

Job 35:10But no one says, ‘Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night’

A grateful heart where the word of Christ richly dwells – from this heart comes songs of grace.

Colossians 3:16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Psalm 19:14Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

From NetBible Ps 19:14;Ps 92:3 the word meditation – higgayown [01902] means resounding music, musing. In Psalm 92:3 higgayown refers to music made by a harp.

Let the word of Christ dwell richly in your heart and midst.
For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks(Mt 12:34).
{prays, praises, sings}Psalm 77:6I will remember my song in the night; I will meditate with my heart, and my spirit ponders.
{prays,praises,ponders in song}

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Related:
Make Music in Your Heart

Samson’s Riddle

January 16, 2012

Judges 14:14So he[Samson] said to them:

“Out of the eater came something to eat,
And out of the strong came something sweet.”
Now for three days they could not explain the riddle.

The answer:

Judges 14:8 … When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

Judges 14:17-18Now she had wept on him the seven days while their feast lasted. And it happened on the seventh day that he told her, because she pressed him so much. Then she explained the riddle to the sons of her people. 18 So the men of the city said to him on the seventh day before the sun went down:

“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”

And he said to them:

“If you had not plowed with my heifer, you would not have solved my riddle!”

—>A honeycomb in the body of a dead lion.

The Lion of the tribe of Judah has triumphed!
Tho He was slain as a Lamb
He lives!
He speaks.
His words sweeter than honey!

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

Revelation 5:1-6 … And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.
4 So I wept much, because no one was found worthy to open and read the scroll, or to look at it. 5 But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.” 

6 And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

Hidden Treasures

January 15, 2012

I read this post today on my friends website.
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In Your Light We Do See Light(Psalm 36)

quote:
I am training you with the Sword of my Spirit to see by My light even in the dark … He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him! (Daniel 2:22)


Hidden treasure
Don’t be afraid, I  reveal treasures hidden in the darkness!


… He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. -Dan 2:21-22

I AM the fountain of life
The fountain of cascading light
Eyes are opened in My light.
…… -Ps 36:9 MSG

Beloved, wholeheartedly search for Me  …… -Jer 29:13
Run after Me
…… -Song 1:4
Treasure My words
…… -Prov 2:1-5
Claim Zion’s treasure. 
…… -Isa 33:6 MSG; Ps 111:10

Then you will be held in My gaze …… -Ps 33:18
… The apple of my eye …… -Pro 7:1-2;Ps 17:8
…. Protected in the shadow of My wings

In the secret place you will see …… -Isa 45:2-3
… My delight  …… -Ps 147:11
… Joy complete …… -Ps 16:11

In the face of Christ!

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love Him”—
but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. -1 Cor 2:9-10

My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. -Col 2:2-3

For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. -2 Cor 4:6

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Related:
The Light Shines
Zion’s Treasure

An Invitation to Trust

January 7, 2012

 

Don’t be afraid is an invitation to TRUST in the Lord
Wholeheartedly seek and you will find
His eye is on the sparrow
Great is His faithfulness to provide! 
-Mt 10:29-31;Nah 1:7;Mt 6:28,33;Lam 3:23

Joyful Tree

January 4, 2012

The wind(whirlwind) is able to move the oak tree …

But we will stand like trees by the water -Jere 17:7-8
Together by the water we will stand
Pure hearts, clean hands outstretched, lifted up
Shout/sing for joy before the LORD
No matter the storm
We will not be swept away -Prov 10:25
Together by the water we will stand.

Joyful trees clapping hands in the wind
An everlasting sign! -Isa 55:12-13

Job 11:13-19If you would prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward Him; If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents; Then surely you could lift up your face without spot; Yes, you could be steadfast, and not fear; You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. And your life would be brighter than noonday. Though you were dark, you would be like the morning.Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would be protected and rest in safety. You will lie down, with no-one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.

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Joyful trees standing firm
In the wind(whirlwind) they stand
With outstretched arms and clapping hands.
-1Chr 16:32-34

In joy they stand
Before the Lord
An open door that can not be shut -Ps40:1-3,34:1-3,8;Rev 3:6-8,15:1-5
Before the nations on display
They can not be swept away. -Prov 10:25

An everlasting crown -Isa 35:10, 51:11, 62:3
An everlasting song
An everlasting sign
They shine -Isa 60:19-20
HalleluYah! They shine! -1Chr 16:10,25

An everlasting sign!
-Isa 55:12-13, 56:5;Isa 61:1-3,10-11;Rev 3:7-13;Ps 84:10

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Joyful tree before Me stand  -Deut 10:8
Planted in My court
A work of My hand -Ps 92:4,10,13-14
Adore (A door).

From your heart
Let the face of Christ shine forth  -2Cor 4:6
Joyful tree planted in the court of your LORD
Adore (A door)
Glory in your LORD! -1Chr 16:10;Jere 9:24;Ps 66:2

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O joyful tree
Be anointed with fresh oil – TODAY
The oil of joy flows from My throne.
-Isa 61:1-3

Green leaves, healing leaves
Full of sap and very green
… for the healing of the nations. –Rev 22:2;Ezek 47:12

Green leaves dripping fatness -Ps 65:4,11
Captives set free, yokes destroyed. -Isa 10:27

Green leaves dripping healing
Green leaves dripping joy
Holding forth the word of life -Phil 2:14-16
Fruit that remains. -Jn 15:4,11,16

O joyful tree stand forever proclaiming My praise.

Adore (A door)
Glory in your LORD! -1Chr 16:10;Jere 9:24;Ps 66:2

 

Psalm 92:10, 12-15    But You have exalted my horn like that of the wild ox; I have been anointed with fresh oil. … The righteous man will flourish like the palm tree, He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God.  They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green, To declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.

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Related:
Like a Tree(Song)
We Shall Stand
A Tree Firmly Planted
A Tree Planted
Healing Leaves
Green Leaves Drip Fatness

Be Still

January 1, 2012

Psalm 46:10Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Be still
Cease striving

… Be diligent to enter My rest -Heb 4:11;Ps 95:11
Feed on My faithfulness/truth
… Rest, wait patiently, trust Me to act

… Delight in My presence  -Ps 37:3-4,7

Be at peace in the knowledge that I AM God.

Psalm 95:6-7O come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel[01288] before the LORD our Maker; For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.

Deuteronomy 10:8At that time the 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[01288] in His name, to this day.

Ready?

January 1, 2012

Luke 12:35 NIV … Be dressed ready for service

NASB … Be dressed in readiness
KJV … Let your loins be girded about
*girded about with truth – ready to run

NIV … and keep your lamps burning.

NASB … and keep your lamps lit.
KJV … and your lights burning.
*Clarke: Let the candle of the Lord be always found burning brightly in your hand.

You are my lamp/candle, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light. -2 Sam 22:29

You, O LORD, keep my lamp/candle burning; my God turns my darkness into light. -Ps 18:28

Praise You Lord Jesus, You are the way, the truth, the life. The light of the world! Let the candle of the Lord be always found burning brightly in my hand. Let me hold forth Your word of life, Your word of truth. Let it shine brightly bringing You glory.