Archive for December, 2015

Open Wide Your Mouth!

December 30, 2015

Long for and pant expectantly after the Lord’s commands
To be pleasing in His sightEph 5:8-10;He 11:6;Ro 12:1-2, 8:8

Open wide your mouth
The Lord your God will fill it
With good things/food –
Ps 81:10
You will be fed with the finest wheat
And satisfied with honey from the Rock
Ps 81:16
Your strength made new again like the eagle’s.Ps 103:5

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Lord, I open my mouth, panting expectantly, longing for Your commands. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. –Ps 119:131;Ps 19:14

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Psalm 119:131 NLT … I open my mouth, panting expectantly, longing for Your commands.

From NetBible Ps 119:131

Psalm 81:10 NLT … For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.

From NetBible Ps 81:10

  • BBE … … let your mouth be open wide, so that I may give you food.

From NetBible Ps 103:5

  • BBE … He makes your mouth full of good things, so that your strength is made new again like the eagle’s.

Related:
Open Wide Your Mouth!{prayer}

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Golden Oil Dripping

December 29, 2015

Psalm 19:9-10 AMP … The [reverent] fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb.

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].

Golden Oil
Honey dripping from the honeycomb
His word in my mouth
A healing balm sweeter than honey –
Prv 4:20,22,16:24;Ps 119:103
More desirable than gold –
Ps 19:10

Golden Oil
Honey from the Rock
Pours forth from the flinty crag
From the cleft, the secret place
Beneath His wings

Golden Oil
An endless supply drips
Wings open, ready to receive
Ready to rise with the Son –
Mal 4:2
Dripping healing

Wings rising glittering gold –Ps 68:13
In the light of the Son
Dripping oil, golden oil, a healing balm
From the wings of dawn –
Song 6:10
Son rise! –
Jdg 5:31;Ps 19:4-6, Ps 89:36-37;Ps 110:1-3

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Song of Solomon 4:11 AMP … Your lips, my [promised] bride, drip honey [as the honeycomb]; …

From NetBible Song 4:11

  • lips[08193] =  language, speech, shore, bank(as river)
  • drip[05197] = prophesy, preach, discourse by inspiration
  • as the honeycomb[05317] = flowing honey dropping/dripping down

 

Childlike Heart

December 28, 2015

Matthew 19:14 NET … But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

From NetBible Mt 19:14

  • * Children are a picture of those whose simple trust illustrates what faith is all about.
  • * Little children have a trusting spirit, as well as willingness to be dependent and receive from others{especially their Father} –Mt 18:3

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Matthew 11:25-26 NET … At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will{well pleasing in Your sight}.

From NetBible Mt 11:25

  • * The title Lord is an important name for God, showing his sovereignty, but it is interesting that it comes next to a reference to the Father, a term indicative of God’s care.

From NetBible Mt 11:26

  • *  for this was your gracious will = was well-pleasing before You

Come to Jesus with a childlike heart
Trusting and relying only on Him
Be willing and expect to receive
=> Then you will see and know things of His kingdom!

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Anchor of Our Hope

December 27, 2015

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Hebrews 6:19 NASB … This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast …

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Athough the stress and strain of life
My thread of faith may break,
The cable of His faithfulness
No storm can ever shake. –ODB – Anon

We have an anchor that keeps the soul,
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll;
Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love. —ODB -Owens

Jesus is the anchor that will always hold. -Heb 6:16-20

Best Gift

December 25, 2015

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Romans 8:32 AMPC … He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?

The greatest gift that you could receive this Christmas day, is a deeper revelation of just how much our God and Father loves you.
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Philemon 1:6 AMP … I pray that the sharing of your faith may become effective and powerful because of your accurate knowledge of every good thing which is ours in Christ.

From NetBible Philemon 1:6

  • NET … I pray that the faith you share with us may deepen your understanding of every blessing that belongs to you in Christ.
  • NIV … I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
  • NASB … and I pray that the fellowship of your faith may become effective through the knowledge of every good thing which is in you for Christ’s sake.
  • NLT … You are generous because of your faith. And I am praying that you will really put your generosity to work, for in so doing you will come to an understanding of all the good things we can do for Christ.
  • *The result is that Paul prays for Philemon that he will be equipped to encourage and love the saints more as he himself is brought to a place of deeper understanding of every spiritual blessing he has in Christ; out of the overflow of his own life, he will minister to others.

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Sharing your faith in Christ increases the knowledge of His goodness!

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May U be active in sharing Ur faith-Then U will completely understand every good thing we have in Christ! #PRAYER bible.com/110/phm1.6

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Goodness and Light

December 22, 2015

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Do you see what I see?
A star, a star dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite …

Listen to what I say
Do you hear what I hear?

A child, a child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light …

James 1:17 AMPC … Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].

… who does not change like shifting shadows. NIV
… with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. NASB
… Unlike them[the heavenly lights], He never changes or casts shifting shadows. NLT
… with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. NRSV
… with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. NKJV

Ephesians 5:8-10 NASB … For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.

 

Walk as Children of Light!

December 22, 2015

Ephesians 5:8-11 NASB … For you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light 9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them …

From NetBible Eph 5:10

  • proving[1381] = to test, examine, scrutinise (to see whether a thing is genuine or not)
  • acceptable[2101] = pleasing

From NetBible Eph 5:11

  • fellowship[4790] = share company, co-participate
  • reprove[1651] = convict, refute, correct, rebuke, expose

1 John 1:5-7 NASB … This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Walk as children of Light
=>Prove what is pleasing to the Lord
=>Reprove{Expose-Correct} what is not!

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Prepare to Meet the King

December 21, 2015

Matthew 25:1-4 NASB … Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.

Prepare to meet the King
Prepare your lamps
Keep them trimmed and burning

Matthew 25:7 AMP … Then all those virgins got up and put their own lamps in order [trimmed the wicks and added oil and lit them].

From NetBible Mt 25:7

  • trimmed[2885] lamps = to put in order, arrange, make ready, prepare

Luke 12:35 AMPC … Keep your loins girded and your lamps burning …

From NetBible Lk 12:35

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.

Filled with fresh oil
The golden oil of His Holy Spirit empowered word
Stronger than a lion
Sweeter than honeyJdg 14:18

Answer to Samson’s Riddle Judge 14:18:
“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”

The Lord’s words are sweeter than honey!

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

The Spirit of the LORD’s empowerment is stronger than any lion

  • And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him(Samson), and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. -Jdg 14:6

=> His Holy Spirit empowered word

Then you will shine as lights in the world, holding fast, holding forth, the word of life.Phil 2:14-16

From NetBible Phil 2:16

  • hold fast/hold forth[1907] = apply, to observe, attend to, present

Then you will be ready too meet and “see” the King!

Luke 11:34 AMP … The eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive, focused on God], your whole body also is full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts]. But when it is bad [spiritually blind], your body also is full of darkness [devoid of God’s word].

Finish Strong

December 19, 2015

Hebrews 12:1-3 AMPC … Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, 2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.

Keep on keeping on
With eyes fixed on Christ
His mercy in view
He’s faithful to see you through
With strength to press on
To keep on keeping on

To be e joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayerRo 12:12
With eyes on Christ and His mercy –
Ro 12:1
Press on
Press on to finish strong!

Psalm 33:18 AMPC … 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 …

Only by focusing on Christ with His mercy in view, can we press on and finish strong!

Romans 12:1-2 AMPC … I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

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Lord, lighten my eyes to behold Your beautiful face! –Ps 13:3

Quicken{revive} me according to Your word and ways, that I might rejoice in You as I run this race. –Ps 119:37Ps 85:6, He 12:3

Turn my eyes upon Jesus!

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Held in His Gaze

December 14, 2015

Psalm 17:8 AMP … Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye; Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings …

From NetBible Ps 17:8

  • NET … Protect me as you would protect the pupil of your eye! …
  • NLT … Guard me as the apple of your eye. …
  • BBE … Keep me as the light of your eyes, covering me with the shade of your wings …
  • keep[08104] = to guard, protect, watch with care, preserve
    * same as  Ps 121:3Ps 121:4Ps 121:5Ps 121:7 & Ps 121:8

Oh to be kept as the apple of His eye!
Held in His gaze …

Lift up your eyes!

Psalm 121:1-2 AMPC … I will lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah]—From whence shall my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.

He keeps/helps those who look to Him! Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and be held in His gaze!

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Oh to be kept as the apple of His eye!
Held in His gaze
Eye to eye –Ps 32:8
Single focus
On Jesus
Filled with His marvelous light – 1Pe 2:9
Whom shall I fear? –Ps 27:1

Held in His gaze
Mind stayed
Trusting Jesus
Held in His perfect peace –Is 26:3
King Eternal forevermore –Is 26:4, 1Tim 1:17
He reigns!

Luke 11:34 AMP … The eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive, focused on God], your whole body also is full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts]. But when it is bad [spiritually blind], your body also is full of darkness [devoid of God’s word].

Related:
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