Archive for September, 2015

The Alpha and Omega = I AM

September 24, 2015

Revelation 1:8 AMP
I am the Alpha and the Omega [the Beginning and the End],” says the Lord God, “Who is [existing forever] and Who was [continually existing in the past] and Who is to come, the Almighty [the Omnipotent, the Ruler of all].

The Alpha and Omega
The First and the Last
The Beginning and the End
Who was
Who is
Who is to come
The Almighty
Jesus – King of kings Lord of lords –
1Ti 6:14-16
The Great I AM!

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Isaiah 46:9-10 AMP
Remember [carefully] the former things [which I did] from ages past; For I am God, and there is no one else;
I am God, and there is no one like Me,
10 Declaring the end and the result from the beginning,
And from ancient times the things which have not [yet] been done,
Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
And I will do all that pleases Me and fulfills My purpose …’

Refined Silver and Gold

September 22, 2015

Proverbs 17:3 NET
The crucible is for refining silver and the furnace is for gold, likewise the Lord tests hearts.

From NetBible Prv 17:3

  • * When the Lord “tests” human hearts, the test, whatever form it takes, is designed to improve the value of the one being tested; removing impurities

Psalm 66:10 NLT
You have tested us, O God; you have purified us like silver melted in a crucible.

Remember the “Refiner” sits close by the furnace
Tending the flame
He will not allow us to be tried beyond what we can bear
Don’t be afraid
Yield to the process
The “Refiner” sits close by
Tempering the flames
Always watching patiently until His face is seen
Reflected back
Refined silver
Refined gold
A shining testimony.

1 Peter 1:6-7 AMP
In this you rejoice greatly, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7 so that the genuineness of your faith, which is much more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested and purified by fire, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 3:18 AMP
I counsel you to buy from Me gold that has been heated red hot and refined by fire so that you may become truly rich; and white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe yourself so that the shame of your nakedness will not be seen; and healing salve to put on your eyes so that you may see.

Everlasting Peace Everlasting Arms

September 17, 2015

What have I to dread,
what have I to fear,
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace
with my Lord so near,
Leaning on the everlasting arms. -Elisha A. Hoffman

From ODB:

I can trust my loving Savior
When I fear the world’s alarms;
There’s no safer place of resting
Than His everlasting arms. —Hess

Whatever challenge or circumstance we face, there is everlasting security and peace in the everlasting arms of our Lord Jesus Christ!



Deuteronomy 33:26-27 AMP
There is none like the God of Jeshurun (Israel),
Who rides the heavens to your help,
And through the skies in His majestic glory.
27 The eternal God is your refuge and dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms; …

From NetBible Dt 33:26

  • Jeshurun is a term of affection referring to “Israel”, or “the Lord’s people” derived from the Hebrew verb יָשַׁר (yashar, “be upright”)
  •  “(who) rides (on) the heavens” (cf. NIV, NRSV, NLT). This title depicts Israel’s God as sovereign over the elements of the storm (cf. Ps 68:33). The use of the phrase here may be polemical; Moses may be asserting that Israel’s God, not Baal (called the “rider of the clouds” in the Ugaritic myths), is the true divine king (cf. v. 5) who controls the elements of the storm, grants agricultural prosperity, and delivers his people from their enemies.

From NetBible Dt 33:27

  • eternal God[06924] = everlasting, from the beginning, ancient
  • refuge[04585] = dwelling place, habitation
  • everlasting[05769] = for ever, perpetual, eternal, eternity, unending


Wings, Wings Opening

September 12, 2015

Psalm 68:13 AMP
When you lie down [to rest] among the sheepfolds, You [Israel] are like the wings of a dove [of victory] overlaid with silver, Its feathers glistening with gold [trophies taken from the enemy].

Wings, wings opening
Wings, wings pure white wings
The wings of His dove
Opening, anticipating
His wind, His breath
The sweet fragrance of life.

Wings, wings opening
Pure white wings shine bright
Covered with silver
Glistening with gold
The light of the Son{in all it’s might} –Jdg 5:31
Wings of victory ready to rise. –Song 6:10Mal 4:2

The wings of His dove
Opening, anticipating
Only need His wind to fly!

Psalm 55:6 AMP
… Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.

Wings Like a Dove

September 10, 2015

Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. -Ps 55:6

Who are these who fly like a cloud and like doves to their windows? -Is 60:8
Who shine with the Lord’s glory?Isa 60:1-3

Those who look to the Lord for help are radiant!
Their faces will never blush in shame or confusion.
–Ps 34:5 AMP

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. -Is 60:1

My beloved speaks and says to me, Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. …
… O my dove, [here] in the clefts in the rock,
In the sheltered and secret place of the steep pathway,
Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely. -Song 2:10,14

Arise, my dove, come away and be at rest!


Word Study

From NetBible Ps 55:6

  • rest[07931] = to settle down, abide, dwell, tabernacle, reside
    * to lie down thru the idea of lodging

From NetBible Is 60:8

  • *windows =  the openings in their coops
  • NET … like doves to their shelters
  • NIV … like doves to their nests
  • NKJV … like doves to their roosts

From NetBible Ps 34:5

  • radiant[05102] = to shine, beam, light, burn

From NetBible Is 60:1

  • arise[06965] = rise up, stand up
  • shine[0215] = light up, become bright, radiate light(of the face)

From NetBible Song 2:10

  • arise[06965] = rise up, stand up



The Lion of Zion Revealed

September 8, 2015

Songs of the Lamb
Songs of Zion
The key of David which
Releases the Lion

Lift up your head and SEE
The Lion of Zion revealed
Reigning midst shouts of joy
and songs of victory!

Songs of the Lamb
Songs of Zion
Songs of joy
Songs of mercy
Songs of love
Garlands of Hosannas
Be surrounded, surrounded
Be surrounded
With songs of deliverance!

Lift up your head and SEEPs 24:7-8;Rv 15:3-4
The Lion of Zion revealed
Reigning midst shouts of joy
and songs of victory!Rv 5

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]! …

From NetBible Ps 32:7

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

… 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.

From NetBible Ps 32:10

  • mercy and lovingkindness[02617] = goodness, kindness, faithfulness, loyal-unfailing-steadfast love
  • compassed about with mercy and loving-kindness =
    NET …  overwhelmed with the LORD’s faithfulness
    NIV …  surrounded the LORD’s unfailing love
    NASB …  surrounded the LORD’s lovingkindness
    NRSV …  surrounded the LORD’s steadfast love
    NKJV … surrounded the LORD’s mercy

Glorious Rest!

September 3, 2015

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Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

The LORD who is with you
=> IS Mighty to save!

Come enter His rest
Bow before His throne
Worship at His feet
Ps 95:6-7,11

Be quieted, soothed and calmed
Encompassed in His love
Surrounded by songs of deliverance
=>He is your safe hiding place –

O what glorious rest
In this place of worship
In this place of His feet –Isa 60:13
Before His throne. –Isa 66:1

Word Study
From NetBible Zep 3:17

  • save[03467] = to save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna
  • He will quiet you[02790] = make silent, give rest
    * “he causes [you] to be silent by his love,” that is, “he soothes [you] by his love.” The present translation follows the LXX and assumes an original reading יְחַדֵּשׁ (yÿkhaddesh, “he renews”) with ellipsis of the object (“you”).

    • NET … He renews you by His love
    • NLT …  With His love, He will calm all your fears
    • KJV … He will rest in His love{give you rest in His love}
  • love[0160] = God’s love for His people, faithfulness

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

From NetBible Isa 60:13

  • beautify[06286] = glorify, adorn
  • sanctuary[04720] = temple, tabernacle, sacred holy place
    Ezek 43:7, where the Lord’s throne is called the “place of the soles of my feet.”
    Isa 66:1, the Lord’s throne is where He rests His feet – He rests/abides
    “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?”
  • glorious[03513] = to bestow honor
    Isaiah 11:10 AMP
    10 And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal[banner, rally point] for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious[03519]]!


The Flood of His Blood

September 1, 2015

Isaiah 59:19 AMP
So [as the result of the Messiah’s intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives].

When the enemy comes in like a flood
The Lord will lift up a standard against him …

Pondering the above the Lord gave me this song – it really encouraged me!

The Flood of His Blood

The flood of His blood
His banner of love
… over you
… over me
… our shield
… our glory
Ps 3:3

Lift up your heads and SEE!

The flood of His blood
His banner of love
… over you
… over me
Lift up your heads and SEE!

The blood of the Lord Jesus Christ is between His children and the enemy. It’s His banner{standard} of love over His children. A comforting, protecting banner, waving over our heads. Revealing to whom we belong! Lift up your head and SEE!


Exodus 17:15 AMP
And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The Lord is my Banner

From NetBible Ex 17:15

  • banner[05251] = standard, flagstaff
  • * “Yahweh-nissi”, which means “Yahweh is my banner.” Note that when Israel murmured and failed God, the name commemorated the incident or the outcome of their failure. When they were blessed with success, the naming praised God. Here the holding up of the staff of God was preserved in the name for the altar – God gave them the victory.

1 Peter 1:19 AMP
But [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.

Song 2:4 AMP
He brought me to the banqueting house, and His banner over me was love [for love waved as a protecting and comforting banner over my head when I was near Him].

From NetBible Song 2:4

Psalm 24:7-8 AMP
Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.


O Sovereign LORD, cover my head in the day of battle. You are my strong defense[saving defense] , my impenetrable shield! –Ps 140:7, 28:7-8

Strong Defense{prayer}