Archive for January, 2015

Higher Rock

January 31, 2015

Psalm 61:1-4 AMP
1 Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed and fainting; lead me to the rock that is higher than I [yes, a rock that is too high for me].
3 For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary.
4 I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever; let me find refuge and trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

From NetBible Ps 61:4

  • tabernacle[0168] = tent, home, habitation, dwelling, sanctuary
  • shelter of wings[05643] = covering, hiding place, secret place

Psalm 27:5-6 Amp
5 For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock.
6 And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me; in His tent I will offer sacrifices and shouting of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.

From NetBible

  • shelter[05520] = pavilion, covert, booth
  • tent[0168] = tabernacle, home, habitation, dwelling, sanctuary
  • *  The Lord places the psalmist in an inaccessible place where his enemies cannot reach him.


Lead me to the Rock that is higher
For You, Lord Jesus, are my refuge
My strong tower
In You alone, do I trust.

Draw me
Hide me
Surround me
Beneath the shelter of You wingsPs 91:1-4
Spread You protection over mePs 5:11-12
I long to sing
In the shadow of Your wings
Ps 63:7-8
Set high upon the rock
Surrounded by Your songs of deliverance!Ps 32:7,10

I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever; let me find refuge and trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! -Ps 61:4

Exodus 33:21 NASB
21 Then the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock” …

Be Surrounded

January 29, 2015

Psalm 146:5-6 AMP
5 Happy (blessed, fortunate, enviable) is he who has the God of [special revelation to] Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God,
6 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, Who keeps truth and is faithful forever …

Psalm 91:14-16 AMP
14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord
Who sets his love upon the Lord
The Lord will never forsake the one who knows Him personally!

Psalm 32:7,10 AMP
7 You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! …
… 10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness.

Make the Lord your hiding place and
Be preserved from trouble
Be encompassed with His mercy and loving-kindness
Be surrounded with His songs of deliverance!

Songs of Deliverance

God Never Fails

January 24, 2015

Hebrews 13:5 AMP
… He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]

God didn’t bring you this far to fail
He will never leave or forsake you
Trust in the Lord
He never fails to finish what He begins.

Trust His perfect timing
It may be rocky now
But wait on the Lord
And take heart
He will make a way!

Philippians 1:6 NASB
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it{bring it to completion} until the day of Christ Jesus.

Psalm 27:13-14 NASB
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

Thank You Lord Jesus – You make a way where there seems to be no way and You never fail! Thank You that You will finish what You start. Help us wait on You and follow Your lead in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

I Will Never Leave You
God Will Make a Way

I Exalt Thee

January 21, 2015

Psalm 118:16-17 AMP
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly and achieves strength!
17 I shall not die but live, and shall declare the works and recount the illustrious acts of the Lord.

Psalm 108:13 AMP
13 Through and with God we shall do valiantly{gain victory, do mighty things}, for He it is Who shall tread down our adversaries.

Trust in the Lord – wait on Him
He is with us and fighting for us

Soon we shall see and declare
These marvelous things He has done

==> if we don’t give up!

Image from 365promises

Psalm 97:10-12 NKJV
10 You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He preserves the souls of His saints;
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.
11 Light is sown for the righteous,
And gladness for the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Psalm 97:11 AMP
11 Light is sown for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and strewn along their pathway, and joy for the upright in heart [the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection].

From NetBible Ps 97:11

  • light[0216]=brightness, favor, shine, light(of face)
    *From [0215]= to lighten up, shine, make shine(of face)
  • joy[08057]= exceeding gladness, glee, rejoicing
    *From glad[08056] to show joy
    *From make glad[08055] brighten up, shine with joy
  • * “Light” here symbolizes the joy that accompanies deliverance and the outpouring of divine favor.

Psalm 97:7-9 NKJV
7 Let all be put to shame who serve carved images,
Who boast of idols.
Worship Him, all you gods.
8 Zion hears and is glad,
And the daughters of Judah rejoice
Because of Your judgments, O Lord.
9 For You, Lord, are most high above all the earth;
You are exalted far above all gods.

Remember to whom you belong
It’s the Lord Most High
Ps 91:1
Jesus Name above ALL names
Phil 2:9
King of kings, Lord of lords
Rev 19:16
King of glory, Lord of hosts
Ps 24:10
Who fights for you!
Ex 14:14

Jesus fights for all who know Him as King!

O magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt His name together.
-Ps 34:3

SHINE with the light and joy of His presence!

From NetBible Ps 34:3
Exalt[07311] = lift up, set on high

  • The LORD is great{elevated} in Zion, and He is high{exalted} above all the peoples. -Ps99:2
  • I will exalt You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. -Ps145:1

He Has Done Marvelous Things

January 18, 2015

Psalm 98:1 AMP
1 O sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have wrought salvation for Him.

From NetBible Ps 98:1

  • * A new song is appropriate because the Lord is constantly intervening in the world as its just king.
  • marvelous[06381] = wonderful, amazing, extraordinary
  • wrought salvation[03467] = accomplish deliverance, gain victory

Sing a new song to King Jesus
For He does marvelous things
His right hand and Holy arm intervenes
On behalf of His people
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly!

Psalm 118:14-17 AMP
14 The Lord is my Strength and Song; and He has become my Salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents and private dwellings of the [uncompromisingly] righteous: the right hand of the Lord does valiantly and achieves strength!
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly and achieves strength!
17 I shall not die but live, and shall declare the works and recount the illustrious acts of the Lord.

From NetBible Ps 118:15

  • * does valiantly = does might things, conquers
    The statement refers here to military success (see Num 24:181 Sam 14:48Pss 60:12; 108:13).
    Psalm 108:13 AMP
    13 Through and with God we shall do valiantly{gain victory, do mighty things}, for He it is Who shall tread down our adversaries.

Through and with God we shall do valiantly
For it is He who fights for us!

We shall declare these marvelous things the Lord has done.

Joshua 4:23-24 AMP
23 [Joshua said,] For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up for us until we passed over,
24 That all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty and that you may reverence and fear the Lord your God forever.

My Shield and Sword

January 16, 2015

Deuteronomy 33:27,29 NIV
The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. He will drive out your enemy before you, saying, ‘Destroy him!’…
… Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will trample down their high places.

From NetBible Dt 33:29
He is

  • NASB … the shield of your help And the sword of your majesty!
  • NLT … your protecting shield and your triumphant sword! 
  • MSG … The Shield who defends you, the Sword who brings triumph.
  • NKJV … The shield of your help And the sword of your majesty!


Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Spirit of Truth
Word of God
My shield and glorious sword
My exceedingly great reward
Ever watching
Ever faithful
Ever true –Ps121;Rv19:11-15
My refuge
I trust in You
Ever held
Ever covered
Beneath Your wings –Ps91:1-5;Eph6:17
Safe in Your everlasting arms
Thank You Jesus
My King Eternal! –1Tim1:17

Genesis 15:1 AMP
After these things, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram, I am your [a]Shield, your abundant compensation, and your reward shall be exceedingly great.

[a] Genesis 15:1 The reference is to the Lord as Abram’s King.

If Jesus Christ is your King
—> then He Himself is your shield and sword, your exceedingly great reward!


If Jesus Christ is Ur King=>He Himself is Ur shield&sword-Ur exceedingly great reward! #PRAISE

Fear Not! Jesus is King!

Jesus Came to Bring a Sword

January 11, 2015

Matthew 10:34 AMP
34 Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.

The sword of the Spirit = the Word of God divides

Luke 12:51 AMP
51 Do you suppose that I have come to give peace upon earth? No, I say to you, but rather division;

Ephesians 6:17 AMP
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God.

Hebrews 4:12 AMP
12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.

By the sword, the word of God, His truth
==> His people are set apart and made one{have unity}

[Jesus prays]They are not of the world (worldly, belonging to the world), [just] as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth. -Jn 17:16-17

[Jesus prays]And [now] I am no more in the world, but these are [still] in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, keep in Your Name [in the knowledge of Yourself] those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We [are one]. -Jn 17:11

John 18:37 AMP
37 Pilate said to Him, Then You are a King? Jesus answered, You say it! [You speak correctly!] For I am a King. [Certainly I am a King!] This is why I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the Truth [who is a friend of the Truth, who belongs to the Truth] hears and listens to My voice.

Separation from evil is necessary to have unity with the Truth!

[Jesus prays]I do not ask that You will take them out of the world, but that You will keep and protect them from the evil one. -Jn 17:15

1 John 2:3-5 AMP
3 And this is how we may discern [daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).
4 Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [of the Gospel] is not in him.
5 But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him …



Jesus says-Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth-I have not come to bring peace-but a sword

Separation from evil is necessary to have unity with theTruth! Jesus prays-Father keep&protect them from the evil one

By the sword-The Word of God-His Spirit&Truth
==> The Lord’s people are set apart and made one{have unity}

As the Deer Thirsts

January 7, 2015

Psalm 42:1-2 NIV
1 As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. …

As The Deer Thirsts For The Water
by Dennis Jernigan

As the deer
Thirsts for the water, Lord
So my soul
Longs after You
My soul Thirsts for the Living God
Yes, my soul
Longs after You

And I pour out my soul
Deep within me
Deep within me I pour out my soul
Draw me deeper, Lord
Deeper, Lord in You
Draw me deeper, Lord
Deeper, Lord in You

And I pour out my soul into Your presence
Come and lift up my soul
Come and lift up my soul

Draw me deeper, Lord
Deeper, Lord in You
Draw me deeper, Lord
Deeper, Lord in You

Psalm 143:6,8 NASB
6 I stretch out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah. …
… 8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.

From NetBible Ps 143:6,8

  • “my soul thirsts for you, as a parched land does for water/rain”
  • *I lift up my soul/life = I desire, long for you

Psalm 62:8 AMP
8 Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

Consecrate Yourselves

January 4, 2015

Joshua 3:5 NASB
5 Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, 

Sanctify yourselves -KJV
Purify yourselves -NLT
Make yourselves holy -BBE
Sanctify yourselves [that is, separate yourselves for a special holy purpose] -AMP

for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”

do amazing things -NIV
do great wonders -NLT
perform miraculous deeds -NET

Consecrate yourself
Willingly submit
To the Lord’s searching and cleansing

Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. -Ps 139:23-24 AMP

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me. Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit. -Ps 51:10-12 AMP

Listen and follow His lead
Then ANTICIPATE  His wonders
The Lord Jesus Christ BE GLORIFIED

Be ready to be AMAZED!


Tweets:Be consecrated-Willingly submit to the Lord’s cleansing-Follow His lead-ANTICIPATE His wonders-Be ready to be AMAZED!

Consecrate Yourselves{Scripture Prayer}