Archive for May, 2012

Be Strong

May 27, 2012

Hope in the LORD
Be strong
Be of good courage
The LORD is with you wherever you go
Hope & Take heart!

Joshua 1:9 NKJV … 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.

Psalm 31:24 NIV … Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

May your hope in the LORD give you His strength and courage wherever you go. Be strong! Hope & Take heart!

Related:
Be Strong{Scripture Prayers}

The Place of My Feet

May 26, 2012

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. –Mt 11:28

Set the LORD continually before
Enter His presence with joyful singing     –Ps 100:2
Linger at the feet of Jesus
See His great mercy and love
Taste His goodness, His fullness of joy.    –Ps 16:8, 11
Then your strength will be renewed
With His mercy and love in view you will persevere and not faint
Only at the feet of Jesus, in His presence can you
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer. -Rom 12:12

This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘ Therefore I hope in Him!‘ The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.”  –Lam 3:21-25

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” –Isa 40:31

The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, The cypress, the pine, and the box tree together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I will make the place of My feet glorious. -Isa 60:13

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy
Tried and true
With thanksgiving I’ll be a living sanctuary for You

The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation;
He is my God, and and I will prepare Him a habitation; My father’s God,
and I will exalt Him. -Ex 15:2

As for His people, He turned a desert into a pool of water, and a dry land
into springs of water. There He makes the hungry dwell, That they may
establish a city for a dwelling place{habitation} -Ps 107:35-36

Psalm 31:24Be strong and take heart, {He will strengthen your heart} all you who hope in the LORD.

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Related:
Be Strong, Take Heart
At the Feet of Jesus

Lord Prepare Me

May 24, 2012

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary
Pure and holy
Tried and true
With thanksgiving I’ll be a living sanctuary for You

Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and and I will prepare Him a habitation; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

Psalm 107:35-36As for His people, He turned a desert into a pool of water, and a dry land into springs of water. There He makes the hungry dwell, That they may establish a city for a dwelling place{habitation}
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Word Study

From NetBible Ps 22:3
But You are holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel.

  • enthroned[03427] = inhabit, dwell, abide

From NetBible Ex 15:2

  • prepare Him a habitation[05115] = to celebrate with praise, to beautify, adorn

From NetBible Rev 5:9
And they sang a new song, saying: “You[the Lamb] are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

  • new song[2537] = fresh, in the moment, recently made

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Related:
Sing A New Song{Prepare Him a habitation}

The King’s Smile

May 13, 2012

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

NLT … When the king smiles, there is life;
…… His favor refreshes like a gentle rain.

May the LORD shine the light of His face{smile} on you in grace and give you His peace.

Numbers 6:25
NASB … The LORD make His face shine on you,
……and be gracious to you

NLT … May the LORD smile on you
……and be gracious to you.

BBE … May the light of the Lord’s face
……be shining on you in grace.

Numbers 6:26
NASB … The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
……and give you peace.

NLT … May the LORD show you His favor
……and give you His peace.

BBE … May the Lord’s approval be resting on you
……and may He give you peace.

My Soul Sings Out

May 11, 2012

Psalm 25:2 AMP … O my God, I trust, lean on, rely on, and am confident in You. Let me not be put to shame or [my hope in You] be disappointed; let not my enemies triumph over me.

Psalm 41:11 AMP … By this I know that You favor and delight in me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.

Psalm 25:5 NIV … Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.

Lord I trust in You
I am confident that my hope in You will not be disappointed
Let Your favor surround me as with a shield.

My soul sings out
A peace that passes understanding is my song
And I sing
My hope is in You, Lord!

I wait for You and my soul finds rest
My heart cries Glory
Hallelujah
Father You’re here!

My hope is in You, Lord
All the day long
My hope is in You, Lord!


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But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
With favor You will surround them as with a shield. -Ps 5:11-12

To the King Eternal

May 9, 2012

1 Timothy 1:17Now to the

King eternal {forever, unbroken age(King of ages), perpetual}

immortal {uncorrupted, imperishable, of the risen dead, ever-living}

invisible {unseen}

to God who alone is wise {skilled, shrewd}

be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Bring an offering to the King!

Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering & come into His courts. Worship Him in the beauty of holiness! -Ps 29:2;Ps 96:8-9

The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. -Ps 29:11 AMP

Behold! Hosanna!

May 5, 2012

… Look up, stand tall and lift up your heads(gates of praise), because your redemption (deliverance) is drawing near. -Lk 21:28

Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in. -Ps 24:7

Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest! -Jn 12:13
Lift up your heads
Lift up your eyes and see
The King of kings coming in glory
Rejoice greatly, stand up and shout in triumph
O daughter of Zion.

Lift up your heads
O daughter of Zion and see
The coming King of glory
He is righteous and victorious
Endowed with salvation.
-Zec 9:9

Behold! Your King is coming to you!
Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest!

Stand up{arise} and bless the LORD your God
Forever and ever{from everlasting to everlasting}!
“Blessed be Your glorious name, which is exalted above
ALL blessing and praise!”
-Neh 9:5

You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance{garlands of hosannas}. Selah. -Ps 32:7

Word Study

From NetBible Jn 12:13

  • hosanna[5614] =
    From [03467] = to be liberated, saved, delivered, victorious
    and [04994] = we pray now please
  • The expression ῾Ωσαννά (Jwsanna, literally in Hebrew, “O Lord, save”) in the quotation from Ps 118:25-26 was probably by this time a familiar liturgical expression of praise, on the order of “Hail to the king,” although both the underlying Aramaic and Hebrew expressions meant “O Lord, save us.” As in Mark 11:9 the introductory ὡσαννά is followed by the words of Ps 118:25, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου (euloghmeno” Jo ercomeno” en onomati kuriou), although in the Fourth Gospel the author adds for good measure καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ (kai Jo basileu” tou Israhl). In words familiar to every Jew, the author is indicating that at this point every messianic expectation is now at the point of realization. It is clear from the words of the psalm shouted by the crowd that Jesus is being proclaimed as messianic king. See E. Lohse, TDNT9:682-84.* Hosannais an Aramaic expression that literally means, “help, I pray,” or “save, I pray.” By Jesus’ time it had become a strictly liturgical formula of praise, however, and was used as an exclamation of praise to God.* A quotation from Ps 118:25-26.

From NetBible Lk 21:28

  • look up[352] = to raise or lift one’s self{body/soul} up
  • redemption[629] = deliverance, liberation procured by the payment of a ransom

From NetBible Ps 24:7

  • lift up[05375] = rise up, look up
  • gates[08179] = entrances, doors, openings, court of tabernacle
  • glory[03519] = honor, splendor, majesty, weighty

From NetBible Isa 60:18
… you will call your walls salvation, and your gates praise.

    • walls[02346] = fortified walls, walls of protection
    • salvation[03444] = deliverance, victory
    • gates[08179] = entrances, doors, openings, court of tabernacle
    • praise[08416] = song or hymn of adoration, thanksgiving

From NetBible Zec 9:9

  • Rejoice[01523] = joyful, glad, to spin round (under the influence of any violent emotion)
  • shout[07321] = loud shout for joy in triumph
  • righteous[06662] = just, lawful
  • salvation[03467] = to be liberated, saved, delivered, victorious
  • The NT understands this verse to be a prophecy of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, and properly so (cf. Matt 21:5; John 12:15), but reference to the universal rule of the king in v. 10 reveals that this is a “split prophecy,” that is, it has a two-stage fulfillment. Verse 9 was fulfilled in Jesus’ earthly ministry but v. 10 awaits a millennial consummation (cf. Rev 19:11-16).

From NetBible Neh 9:5

  • Stand up[06965] = arise, rise up, stir up
  • bless[01288] = kneel, praise, salute
  • glorious[03519] = honor, splendor, majesty, weighty
  • exalted[07311] = set on high, raised lifted up
  • praise[08416] = song or hymn of adoration, thanksgiving

From NetBible Ps 32:7

  • hiding place[05643] = sheltered, covered, protected, secret place
  • preserve[05341] = to watch, guard, keep
  • surround[05437] = encompass, enclose, envelop
  • deliverance[06405] = escape
    songs of deliverance = songs of celebration for salvation BBE
    ……………………….= a garlands of hosannas MSG
    ……………………….= songs of victory and triumph NLT

Related:
Garlands of Hosannas
Don’t Let the Rocks Cry Out!

The Sparrow’s Home

May 1, 2012

[BRIDE] I am the rose of Sharon, a [humble] lily of the valleys [that grows in deep and difficult places]. -Song 2:1

Pressed lily in the valley, hard pressed on every side -2 Co 4:7-9
I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears
Each of your tears is a precious gem.
-Ps 56:8

I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD. -2Ki 20:5

Ever praising, your prayers are a sweet incense set before Me
The lifting up of you hands as the evening sacrifice. -Ps 141:2

You will pass thru this valley of weeping
Making it a place of springs
Your tears become pools of blessings
For the sparrow, ever praising
Has a home near the altars of the King,
The LORD God Almighty.
-Ps 84:3-4,6

Pressed lily in the valley
A perfect rose, a sweet incense that forever speaks:
I am His and He is mine.
-2Co 4:7-9;Is 43:1