Archive for November, 2017

Follow Hard

November 26, 2017

Psalm 63:1,8 AMPC … O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is. …
… 8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.

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Faint with longing
In a dry and weary land …

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Don’t give up!
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The Lord rewards those who earnestly seek Him –Heb 11:6
He will help you 
Ps 63:7
Only BELIEVE
Mk 5:36
Follow hard!

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Luke 13:24 AMPC … Strive to enter by the narrow door[force yourselves through it], for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.
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From NetBible Ps 63:1
O God, You are my God, earnestly I seek You; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh{body} yearns{faint with longing} for You, in a dry and weary{thirsty} land where there is no water.

  • seek earnestly[07836] = seek diligently, painstakingly, early
  • yearns[03642] = long for, faint, faint with longing
  • weary[05889] = thirsty, faint, exhausted

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From NetBible Ps 63:8
My soul follows hard after{clings to} You; Your right hand upholds me securely.

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = my soul clings, cleaves, pursues hard enough to overtake, pursues with determination
  • Your right hand upholds[08551] = supports me, secures me
  • * “follow hard” The expression means “to pursue with determination” (see: Judg 20:45; 1 Sam 14:22; 1 Chr 10:2; Jer 42:16).
    => stay right on the heels

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From NetBible Heb 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.

  • earnestly seek[1567] = seek carefully/diligently, crave, seek in order to find, strive after

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From NetBible Lk 13:24
The door to heaven is narrow. Work hard{strive} to get in, because many will try to enter and not be able to.

  • strive[75]= Exert every effort, labor fervently, literally (to compete for a prize)

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Unveiled Bride

November 22, 2017

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John 12:38 AMPC … So that what Isaiah the prophet said was fulfilled: Lord, who has believed our report and our message? And to whom has the arm (the power) of the Lord been shown (unveiled and revealed)?
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The unveiling
The arm of the Lord{power} revealed
Who will see? –
2Co 13:4;2Co 12:9;Lk 1:51
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The bride transformed –
2Cor 3:18
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A crown of glory and splendor
A royal diadem {exceedingly beautiful}
In the hand of your Lord.
Is 62:3

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2 Corinthians 3:18 AMPC … And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
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2 Corinthians 13:4 AMPC … For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He goes on living by the power of God. And though we too are weak in Him [as He was humanly weak], yet in dealing with you [we shall show ourselves] alive and strong in [fellowship with] Him by the power of God.
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2 Corinthians 12:9 AMPC … But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
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Proverbs 12:4 AMPC … A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband{her husband’s joy and crown} …
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Isaiah 62:3-4 AMP … You will also be [considered] a crown of glory and splendor in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem [exceedingly beautiful] in the hand of your God. 4 It will no longer be said of you [Judah], “Azubah (Abandoned),” Nor will it any longer be said of your land, “Shemamah (Desolate)”; But you will be called, “Hephzibah (My Delight is in Her),” And your land, “Married”; For the Lord delights in you, and to Him your land will be married [owned and protected by the Lord].
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Breathe His Fragrance

November 21, 2017

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Job 33:4 AMPC … [It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me].
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Breathe
Taste and see that the Lord is good –
Ps 34:8
Breathe in the sweet fragrance of Life
Be refreshed, revived, restored
Quickened
Breathe out
Apples of gold  –
Pro 25:11
The aroma of Christ –
2Cor 2:14
Rejoice and be glad –Ps 85:6
With the breath of the Almighty
Praise and glorify His holy name!Her 13:15
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Psalm 103:1 … Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.

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Psalm 150:6Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
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Hebrews 13:15Through Him[Jesus Christ], therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.
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Word Study
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From NetBible  Job 33:4

  • Spirit[07307] of God = wind/breath of heaven, Holy Spirit, inspires prophetic utterances, Shekinah glory manifest
  • breath[05397] of the Almighty = spirit of God, divine inspiration
  • gives life [02421]revives, quickens, restores, refreshes
    • from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death

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From NetBible Ps 23:3

  • restores[07725] = to bring back, to restore, refresh, repair
  • soul[05315] = life, person, mind, living being
    *from [05314] = to take breath, refresh oneself

From Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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From  Pro 25:11
Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken at the right time.

  • apple[08598] = apple associated with fragrance
    *From [05301] = to breathe, cause to breathe out
    and [01054] = place of apples located in Judah[03063] = praise/He shall be praised (assigned to the tribe of Judah Josh 15 v53)
  • spoken[01696] = to declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, prophesy, sing

=>These apples of gold contain a fragrance that can be breathed in and out!
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From NetBible Ps 85:6
Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?

  • revive[02421] = to live, to bring/restore to life, to quicken
    * from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death
  • rejoice[08055] = be glad, make glad, to brighten up, make joyful

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From NetBible  Ps 150:6

  • breath[05397] = spirit of God, divine inspiration
  • praise[01984] = shine, flash forth light, celebrate

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From NetBible 1Chr 16:29
Give to the LORD the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!

Upon the Mountains of Spices

November 20, 2017

Song of Solomon 8:14 AMPC … [Joyfully the radiant bride turned to Him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with Him, she answered] Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly, like a gazelle or a young hart [and take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices!
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Make haste Beloved
Come quickly and meet
Upon the mountains of spices
Dance the dance of the hart{heart} –
Hab 3:18
A sweet fragrance released
An incense so sweet
Songs all thru the night –
Ps 42:8
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee –
Sos 4:6, 2:17
Dance upon the mountain of myrrh
With the feet of the hindHab 3:19
The aroma of Christ2Cor 2:14
In the mount of the LORD
It will be provided
And SEEN. Gen 22:14
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Song 4:6Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.

The hill of frankincense is Calvary, where, “through the eternal Spirit He offered Himself”{a fragrant offering –Eph 5:2}; the mountain of myrrh is His embalmment & burial in the garden(Jn 19:39-42) till the resurrection “daybreak.” (*from Jameison-Fausset-Brown)

a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil{usually made from myrrh}, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table . -Mt 26:7

Many commentaries think the mountain of myrrh – Heb mor, points to Mt Moriah- the place of myrrh(referring to the spices burnt as incense) where the temple was built(2 Chr 3:1) and where Abraham offered up his son Isaac, foreshadowing Christ’s sacrifice. (Matthew Henry, Wikipedia) Abraham called this place ‘The LORD Will Provide’. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided{seen}” (Gen 22:2,14).

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Related:
Until the Day Breaks{article}
Dance of the Hart{article}

Heart of Kindness

November 19, 2017

Ephesians 4:32 AMP … Be kind and helpful to one another, tender-hearted [compassionate, understanding], forgiving one another [readily and freely], just as God in Christ also forgave you.

From NetBible Eph 4:32

  • kindness[5543] = fit for use, useful, good,  gracious

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Colossians 3:12Since God chose you to be the holy people whom He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted{put on a heart of} mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

From NetBible Col 3:12

  • kindness[5544] = moral goodness, gentleness
    *from [5543] = usefulness

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Lord, help me clothe myself with a heart of kindness. Let me be tender-hearted, compassionate and understanding towards others. Thank You that Your kindness is always in season!
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Related:
Heart of Kindness{prayer}
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Make a Joyful Noise before the King!

November 16, 2017

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Come, do not weep
Make a joyful noise before the King
Sing for joy to the Rock of our salvation!
Ps 95:1

Sound the trumpets
Behold – the Lion of Judah has triumphed
Rev 5:5
Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty,
He reigns!
Rev 19:6
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Psalm 98:4-6 AMPC … Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, yes, sing praises! 5 Sing praises to the Lord with the lyre, with the lyre and the voice of melody. 6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the Lord!
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Psalm 89:15 AMP … Blessed and happy are the people who know the joyful sound [of the trumpet’s blast]! They walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance!
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From NetBible Ps 98:4

  • break forth[06476] = burst forth, break into song{in joyful sound, in joy}

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From NetBible Ps 89:15

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Marvelous Sight

November 13, 2017

Psalm 98:1 Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.
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The Sovereign Lord
My King 
Isa 52:10
With His outstretched arm
Nothing too hard
Jer 32:17
His mighty right hand does valiantly
And achieves victory!

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The Lord is my strength and song
My deliverer and protecter
Ps 118:14
I will not die but live

To declare His illustrious acts
A marvelous, surprising and wonderful sight!
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Sing to the Lord a new song
Tell of His marvelous deedsPs 96:3
For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised! 
Ps 145:3
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Psalm 118:14-17
AMPC … The Lord is my Strength and Song; and He has become my Salvation. 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation{deliverance} is in the tents{tabernacles} 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.
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From NetBible Ps 98:1

  • * A new song is appropriate because the Lord is constantly intervening in the world as its just king
  • * “his right hand and his holy arm deliver victory for Him ”
    =>The right hand and arm symbolize his power as a warrior-king (see Isa 52:10). His arm is “holy” in the sense that it is in a category of its own; God’s power is incomparable.

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From NetBible Isa 52:10

  • The Lord has bared His holy arm{reveals His royal power} in the sight of all the nations; That all the ends of the earth may see the salvation{deliverance} of our God.

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Related:
Made to Praise!{prayer}
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O Sing Over Me

November 12, 2017

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Psalm 32:10-11, 7  … Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD’s unfailing love{faithfulness, mercy} surrounds the one who trusts in Him. 11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!…
7 {Lord}You are my hiding-place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

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You are my hiding place
You shelter me beneath Your wings
And sing over me
You sing over me
O sing over me …

Songs of deliverance
You sing over me
O sing over me
O sing over me …

I trust in You Lord
You sing over me …

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Zephaniah 3:17The LORD your God is with you, in your midst, The Mighty One, He is mighty to save. He will rejoice over you with gladness{ He takes great delight in you}, He will quiet{renew} you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Lion of Judah ROAR Over Me!

November 10, 2017


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The LORD is my protector; He is my strong fortress. My God is my protection, and with Him I am safe. He protects me like a shield; He defends me and keeps me safe.Psalm 8:2 GNT
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Lion of Judah roar
My strength
My refuge
My defensePs 18:2
My King
Roar over me
For to You I belong.

Lion of Judah You reign forevermore
Lion of Judah roarPs 29:3;Rev 19:6
From the secret place of thunder
Roar over me
For to You I belong.Is 43:1,41:14
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In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I proved you at the waters of Meribah. Selah.Psalm 81:7

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Free Indeed

November 7, 2017

John 8:31-37“If you hold to My teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” …
… 33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. How can you say that we shall be set free?”

34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. 37 I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill Me, because you have no room for My word.
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Whoever the Son sets free
Is free indeed. Jn 8:36

Wherever the word of the Lord is spoken
That is where chains are broken.Is 61:1-3

The Lion of Judah roars
His enemies shake and tremble –Joel 3:16
Terrified they fleeDt 28:7
But to His people
The ones who belong to Him
He is their refuge.Ps 46:1

Captives set free to be
Whatever He meant them to be!Lk 4:18

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