Archive for January, 2018

A Garden Enclosed

January 24, 2018

Song 4:12 NLT … You are like a private garden{a garden enclosed}, My treasure, My bride! You are like a spring that no one else can drink from, a fountain of my own{a fountain sealed}.
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A garden enclosed
As His wind blows gently across
His garden breathes out
The fragrance of life
Delightful perfume
The sweet savor of Christ2Cor 2:15
Incense – spices flow forthSong 4:16
The fountain sealed
Springs upJn 4:14
SingsPs 147:7
Living waters flowSong 4:15
Heart blossoms open
Brilliant colors danceSong 7:12
The garden blooms
Fragrant worship
An incense so sweet! –Eph 5:1-2;Ro 12:1-2;Ps 45:11;Heb 13:15
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Psalm 87:7 NRSV … Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you[Zion].”
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Hebrews 13:15 AMPC … Through Him{Jesus}, 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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The Dew of His Presence

January 22, 2018

Proverbs 16:15 AMP … In the light of the King’s face is life,
And His favor is like a cloud bringing the spring rain.

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The Dew of His presence
Mercy drops distill –Job 36:27-28
The bread/manna from heaven –Num 11:9
Falling with the dew
Heavenly dew droplets –Isa 26:19
Filled with light –Dt 32:2
Filled with life Jn 6:58
The bread of His Presence –Ex 25:30
At the break of day
In the beauties of holiness
The dew of a new day revealed –Ps 110:3
Fresh oil –Num 11:8
Taste and see! –Ps 34:8
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The Pure Sure Cure

January 22, 2018

A Song:
Washed by the blood of the Lamb
Crimson sins washed
White as snow
Pure and holy
The blood of the Lamb
The sure cure
Washed by the blood
Pure and holy
The blood of the Lamb
The Passover Lamb –1Cor 5:7
The sure cure
Pure and holy …
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Isaiah 1:18 AMP … Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like {white}wool.

From NetBible Isa 1:18

  • This purification will only occur if the people repent and change their ways.
  • The point is not that the sins will be covered up, though still retained. … The people’s sins will be removed and replaced by ethical purity. The sins that are now as obvious as the color red will be washed away and the ones who are sinful will be transformed.

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Psalm 51:2,7,10-13 AMPC … Wash me thoroughly [and repeatedly] from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin! …
… 7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean [ceremonially]; wash me, and I shall [in reality] be whiter than snow. …

From NetBible Ps 51:7

  • * Hyssop was a small plant used to apply water (or blood) in purification rites(Ex 12:22;Lev 14:4-6, 49-52;Num 19:6-18)
  • * Whiteness here symbolizes the moral purity resulting from forgiveness

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted and return to You.

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The pure sure cure=Cleansing by the blood of the Lamb=>Hearts purified burn with the Living Word! By His stripes we are healed –Isaiah 53:5
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His word was in my heart like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
I was weary of holding it back,
And I could not. -Jeremiah 20:9
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Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us? -Luke 24:32

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Related:
Whiter than Snow{prayer}
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Healing in the Song

January 20, 2018

A Song:
There is healing in the song of the Lamb
Healing in the song –Rev 15:2-3
Incline your ear –Ps 78:1
Sing what you hear –Ps 78:2
Open your heart/harp –Ps 49:4
At My feet, at My feet –Mt 15:25
Children’s bread appears –Mt 15:21-28
At My feet the cure
There is healing in the song of the Lamb
Healing in the song …

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At My feet, at My feet
Beneath the refuge of My wings  –Ps 36:7,63:7
Songs of deliverance abound  –Ps 32:7
Sing what you hear
At My feet the cure
Children’s bread appears
There is healing in the song of the Lamb
Healing in the song …
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Make your heart/harp the well of My bread => children’s bread …

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Psalm 78:1-2 AMP … Listen, O my people, to my teaching;
Incline your ears to the words of my mouth [and be willing to learn].
{words of my mouth = bread –Mt 4:4;Dt 8:3 }
2 I will open{open up} My mouth in a parable [to instruct using examples]; {I will sing a song that imparts wisdom –Ps 78:2 NET}

I will utter{flow, bubble up} dark and puzzling sayings of old [that contain important truth—
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Psalm 49:3-4 NKJV … My mouth shall speak wisdom,
And the meditation{utterance} of My heart shall give understanding.
4 I will incline My ear to a proverb{parable};
I will disclose{open up} my dark saying on the harp.

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Psalm 147:7 NKJV …Sing{utter tunefully} to the LORD with thanksgiving{thank offering, sacrifice of praise}; Sing praises on the harp to our God …
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Mercy Drops Falling

January 19, 2018

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Deep calls out to deep
At the roar of your waterfallsPs 42:7
Mercy drops fallingPs 119:103
Sweet golden oil from aboveZec 4:12
Drip as the honeycombSong 4:11
Hearts sing{prophesy} songs of graceCol 3:16
Apples of goldPro 25:11
Fresh oil in the courts of the LordPs 92:10,13
The train of His robe fills the temple
With glory!
Is 6:1;Ps 26:8
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Wings to Bloom

January 17, 2018

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Isaiah 61:10-11 AMPC … I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as [surely as] the earth brings forth its shoots, and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring forth, so [surely] the Lord God will cause rightness and justice and praise to spring forth before all the nations [through the self-fulfilling power of His word].

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As sure as the sun{SonPs 19:5
As sure as the dawn Hos 6:3
The King’s rain{reign} –Pro 16:15
Causes what is sown in His garden to spring forth
His righteousness, justice and praise
Fresh and new on display
Wings to bloom! –Is 35:1
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The wind gently blows  –Song 4:16
The wings{butterflies/new life} dance –2Co 5:17
His garden blooms  –Song 7:12
His sweet fragrance
Freed to spread. –
2Co 2:14-17
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No garden truly blooms until butterflies have danced upon it!
~K. D’Angelo
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Word Study
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From NetBible Is 35:1
The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom[06524] as the rose{lily}
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From NetBible Song 7:12
Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded[06524] And its blossoms have opened[06605], And whether the pomegranates have bloomed[05132]. There I will give you my love..

  • blossom[06524]parach = 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).
  • opened[06605] =  to free, loose oneself
  • bloomed[05132] = to blossom (from
    the brilliancy of color), fly, flee

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From NetBible Song 4:16
Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow{breathe out} on my garden, that its fragrance may spread abroad. Let my lover come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.
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From NetBible Isa 61:11
For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

  • * “righteousness,” here seems to emphasize deliverance and restoration
  • spring forth[06779] = sprout, bear{fruition}

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The Secret Place Thunders

January 15, 2018

Song of Solomon 2:14 KJV … O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

From NetBible Song 2:14

  • clefts[02288] = hiding place, place of concealment, safety, refuge
  • secret place[05643] = hiding place, shelter, cover
  • stairs[04095] = steep or inaccessible place, pathway

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O My dove
The apple of my eye –
Ps 17:8
In the cleft
In the secret place of the stairs
The secret place of the Most High  –
Ps 91:1

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Psalm 91:1 AMPC … He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].

From NetBible Ps 91:1

  • Most High[05945] = sovereign one, sovereign King, elevated above all
    *from [05927] = to go up, ascend, climb

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Ascend
Sing My dove, sing  –
Ps 68:4,8
Pour forth, pour forth
 –Ps 119:171
Glory from the cleft –Ex 33:22
Sing, sing a new song to the Lord
Sing His praises in the assembly of the faithful  –Ps 149:1
A song taught by the Lord –
Ps 40:3
Before the throne
With the voice of many waters
Rev 14:1-3
From the secret place of thunderPs 81:7
The Lion of Judah roars –Joel 3:16
The dove sings
Living water flows –Ezek 47
The desert rose blooms –Is 35:1-2

 

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Peace In His Eyes

January 13, 2018

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Song 8:10 AMP … I was a wall, and my breasts were like the towers. Then I became in the king’s eyes as one [to be respected and allowed] to find peace.
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Draw near to the King
Beneath His wing –
Ps 91:1
Close enough to gaze into the King’s eyes –
Ps 32:8
His Dove
Beautiful one –
Song 1:15
Pure heart
Steadfast
The apple of His eye –
Ps 17:8
In the King’s eyes

Find perfect peace –
Is 26:3
Contentment
Rest
Favor …

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Isaiah 26:3 AMP … “You[Lord] will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].
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Psalm 17:8Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye; Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings
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Word Study
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From NetBible Song 8:10

  • * “peace.” An eloquent wordplay is created by the use of the noun שָׁלוֹם (shalom, “peace, contentment, favor”) in 8:10 and the name שְׁלֹמֹה (shÿlomoh, “Solomon” = peace) in 8:11. The Beloved found “favor” (שָׁלוֹם) in the eyes of Solomon (שְׁלֹמֹה). She won his heart because she was not only a beautiful young woman (“my breasts were like fortress towers”), but a virtuous woman (“I was a wall” = chaste).

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From NetBible Ps 17:8

  • * Keep me as the apple of your eye = Protect me like the pupil, a daughter of your eye.
    See Zec 2:8=> The pupil is one of the most vulnerable and valuable parts of the body, so to be considered the “pupil” of the Lord’s eye is to raise value to an incalculable price

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Related:
Kept as ‘The Apple of His Eye’{Article}

Butterfly Hope and Wings

January 10, 2018


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Lamentations 3:21-24 NIV … Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for Him.”

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Remember it’s during the darkest part of the night
That the bright morning star appears
Rev 22:16
Transforming the night! –Jn 1:5
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Hang on
Trust in the Lord
Your wings will bloom!

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Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV … He[The Lord] gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary,
They will walk and not be faint.

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Remember-During the darkest part of the night-The Bright Morning Star appears transforming the night! Hang on-Trust in the Lord-Your wings will bloom! #TrustHim
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Lean

January 8, 2018


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Rely not on your own strength
Instead lean on Christ
Rely on Him
Jesus Christ is the FIRM strength of your heart
Your portion forever!

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Only then will you be ready for anything and everything!
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Psalm 73:26 AMPC … My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the Rock and firm Strength of my heart and my Portion forever.
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Philippians 4:13 AMP … I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]
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Jesus Christ is the FIRM strength of your heart-To be ready for anything and everything=>Lean on His strength alone! 🙂
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 73:26

  • strength[06697] = rock, refuge, protector
  • portion[02506] = inheritance, award, reward

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From NetBible Phil 4:13

  • NKJV … I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
  • NLT … For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.
  • MSG … Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.

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