Archive for January, 2017

Need Rest?

January 30, 2017
Need rest?
Follow the Good Shepherd to Still-Quiet-Refreshing Waters & Green Pastures=>Only He can restore your soul!

Psalm 23:1-3 AMPC … THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. He refreshes and restores my life (my self);

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 23:2
still waters = waters of quietness, peaceful streams, refreshing waters

  • green[01877] = new tender grass/herb
  • still[04496] = resting place, quietness, repose or
    (adverbially) peacefully
  • waters[04325] = refreshment
    *refreshment from God who is the source of living waters(Jer 2:13)

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May the Good Shepherd who is also the Lamb(Rev 7:17), continue to lead you beside still waters and green pastures. There, may our Lord Jesus Christ refresh and restore your soul TODAY!

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Discernment = The Mind of Christ

January 27, 2017

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The message of the cross is spiritually discerned
=> Christ is the power, wisdom and discernment of God
=> Only those with the mind of Christ can understand the things of God!

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1 Corinthians 2:12-16 NASB … Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, 13 which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.

14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised{discerned}. 15 But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. 16 For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 1:18, 24, 25 NLT … The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. …
… 24 But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.

 

His “GOOD” Spirit Instructs

January 23, 2017

The LORD is gracious and merciful(full of compassion)
Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.
Ps 145:8

The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies(compassion) are over all His works.Ps 145:9

His “GOOD” Spirit instructsNeh 9:20

To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul
I put my trust in YouPs 143:8
Great is Your faithfulness!Lam 3:22-23

You do not withhold
Your manna or Your water for the soul –Neh 9:20
=> Daily bread –Mt 4:4;Mt 6:11
=> Spiritual drink from the Rock of Christ
1Cor 10:4

Teach me to do Your will, O LORD
For You are my God
May Your “GOOD” Spirit lead me andPs 143:10
Show me the way I should go each day.

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love!Ps 143:8

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Keep Growing!

January 20, 2017

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Keep growing in the Lord and His word
=> then you will be fruitful and you will go on to maturity able to discern good from evil
=> and Grace and Peace will be multiplied to you in the true knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord!

2 Peter 1:5-8 NET … For this very reason, applying all diligence, add to your faith moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge{spiritual understanding}, 6 and to knowledge self–control, to self–control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 5:13-14 NET … For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. 14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to discern{distinguish} good from evil.

May grace and peace be lavished(multiplied) on you as you grow in the true, rich knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord! –2Pe 1:2

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The Upright Flourish

January 17, 2017

Isaiah 40:8 NASB … The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever

From NetBible Is 40:8

  • withers[03001] = to be dry without moisture(water)
  • fades[05034] = to drop off/fall, to be foolish/senseless, morally wicked

The grass withers
The flower fades
BUT
The word of the Lord
Stands firm forever …

Ever green –Ps 92:14
Ever fresh  –
Ps 92:10
Ever living –He 4:12
Ever new –
Ro 12:2
Ever growing –2Pe 1:5-8 –He 5:14
Ever Joyful(FULL) –
Ps 16:11

Are those who trust in the Lord and His word!

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Psalm 92:13 … Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.

Proverbs 11:28 NASB … He who trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like the green leaf
… KJV … the righteous shall flourish as a branch

From NetBible Ps 92:13 & Pro 11:28

  • flourish – parach [06524]
    a primitive root; to break forth as a bud, i.e. bloom; generally, to spread; specifically, to fly (as extending the wings); figuratively, to flourish:-X abroad, X abundantly, blossom, break forth (out), bud, flourish, make fly, grow, spread, spring (up).

From NetBible Branch Word Study

Psalm 1:1-6 NASB … How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so, but they are like chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish.

Jeremiah 17:7-8 NASB … Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord.
8 For he will be like a tree planted by the water,
That extends its roots by a stream
And will not fear when the heat comes;
But its leaves will be green,
And it will not be anxious in a year of drought
Nor cease to yield fruit.

When the Pressure is “ON”

January 15, 2017

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When the pressure is “ON”
Trust that He is making something new and beautiful
Don’t quit before the miracle happens
Surrender and in His time you will see!

Revelation 21:5 AMPC … And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).

Ecclesiastes 3:11 … He makes everything beautiful in His time.
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Psalm 27:13-14 AMPC … [What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living!
14 Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.

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In His Time

January 11, 2017

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Psalm 31:15 AMPC … My times are in Your hands …

From NetBible Ps 31:15

  • You determine my destiny (NET)
  • My future is in your hands (NLT)
  • Hour by hour I place my days in your hand (MSG)

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Fairest Lord Jesus

January 9, 2017

Psalm 27:4 AMPC … One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.

Fairest Lord Jesus
Ruler of all
Anointed King –
Lk 1:31-33
Most excellent
Most beautiful –Ps 45:2
Radiant, dazzling, bright, delightful –Song 5:10
Altogether lovely to behold! –Song 5:16

His words sweeter than honey –Ps 119:103
More precious than goldPs 19:10
Anointed with gracePs 45:2
Spirit and life – Jn 6:63
Joy and light … – Ps 19:8

Fairest Lord Jesus
Diligently seek His face –
He 11:6
Taste and SEE His goodness and beauty today!
Ps 34:8
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Psalm 45:2You are fairer than the children of men; graciousness is poured upon Your lips; therefore God has blessed You forever.

From Ps 45:2

  • You are the most excellent{handsome} of men and Your lips have been anointed with grace, since God has blessed You for ever.
  • fair[03302] = bright, beautiful, handsome
  • lips anointed with grace = You speak in an impressive and fitting manner
  • Here “bless” means to “endue with the power and skill to rule effectively,” as the following verses indicate.

Song 5:10,16[She said] My beloved is fair and ruddy, the chief among ten thousand!
… 16 His voice and speech are exceedingly sweet; yes, He is altogether lovely [the whole of Him delights and is precious]. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem!

From NetBible Song 5:10

  • fair[06703] = radiant, dazzling, glowing, clear, bright
  • **footnote 4 “chief=outstanding.” The participle דָּגוּל (dagul) functions as a predicate adjective: “My beloved is…outstanding among ten thousand.” The verb דָּגַל (dagal) is relatively rare, being derived from the noun דֶּגֶל(degel, “banner”) which often refers to a military standard which, when lifted up, was conspicuous for all to see (Num 2:3-4; 10:14-15). The verb דָּגַל only occurs three other times, all referring to raising military banners for all to see (Ps 20:6Song 6:4, 10). Song 5:10 uses the term figuratively (hypocatastasis) to denote “outstanding” (HALOT 213 s.v. דֶּגֶל). This sense is closely related to the cognate Akkadian verb dagalu“to look, contemplate” and the noun diglu “eyesight, view (what is looked at).” Like a banner lifted high, he attracted the attention of all who looked at him.

From NetBible Song 5:16

  • altogether lovely[04261] = delightful, object of desire, precious

Hebrews 1:1-4 AMPC … In many separate revelations [each of which set forth a portion of the Truth] and in different ways God spoke of old to [our] forefathers in and by the prophets, 2 [But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].
3 He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high, 4 [Taking a place and rank by which] He Himself became as much superior to angels as the glorious Name (title) which He has inherited is different from and more excellent than theirs.

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Spring Up O Well!

January 8, 2017

Psalm 63:1 NLT … O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for You. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water …

Spring up O well, spring up
Flood the dry groundIs 44:3

Lord, I thirst for You
As the deer pants for the streams
So my soul longs for the living waterPs 42:1-2
In the desert
From the cleft
The dove singsSong 2:12
Against all odds the rose unfolds
and blooms!Is 35:1-2

Spring up O well, spring up
Jesus – my strength and song

Let it flow
My lips brim praises like fountains!Ps 63:3

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Numbers 21:16-18From there they went to Beer, which is the well where the LORD said to Moses, “Gather the people together, and I will give them water.”
17 Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! All of you sing to it––
18 [sing]about the well that the princes dug, that the nobles of the people sank—the nobles with sceptres and staffs.”

Isaiah 12:2-3,5 AMPC … Behold, God, my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my strength and song; yes, He has become my salvation. 3 Therefore with joy will you draw water from the wells of salvation.
… 5 Sing praises to the Lord, for He has done excellent things [gloriously]; let this be made known to all the earth.

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Washing to See

January 7, 2017

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Don’t be deceived, beloved brothers and sisters –Ja 1:16

Every good and perfect gift is from above
Coming down from the Father of lights
Who does not change like shifting shadows
 –Ja 1:17
In Him there is no darkness at all.1Jn 1:5

Jesus Christ our Lord the fountain of life
The fountain of cascading light
Only in His light can eyes see lightPs 36:9
Only by being washed in this fountain of life and light
… with water{by the Spirit} through
… The Word –
Jn 6:63;Eph 5:26;1Cor 2:9-11

Can blind eyes be opened to see clearly.Jn 9:11

I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see. 19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. –Rev 3:18-19

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John 13:8 NKJV … Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”

From NetBible Jn 9:11 & Jn 13:8

  • wash[3538] = Initial acceptance of Christ gives full washing/cleansing(baptism). The foot washing is a partial washing symbolic of washing away daily sin.

1 John 1:5 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.

From NetBible 1Jn 1:5

  • 3 Claims: 1 John 6, 8, 10 NASB
    • 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth
    • 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
    • 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
  • 3 Counter Claims: 1 John 7, 9, 2:1 NASB
    • 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
    • 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 
    • 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.