Archive for January, 2019

With Joy Living Water Flows

January 31, 2019

With joy draw water from the wells of salvationIs 12:3
Living water Jn 7:38
The Living WORD Prov 4:20-22
From the fountain of life.Ps 36:9
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Jesus
Brings life and
Healing wherever He flows!
Ezek 47:1-12;Rev 22:1-5
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A Song:
Healing flows
This I know
From the throne
By His hand
At feet of the Lamb
With joy – with joy
It flows
Living water flows
At feet of the Lamb
Bow down  –Ps 95:6-7
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Revelation 7:17For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water.
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Psalm 42:1-2As the deer pants{longs} for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God! 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before{meet with} God?
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Related:
Bow in Worship{blog}
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With a MIGHTY Hand!

January 27, 2019

The Lord’s Hand is MIGHTY!
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With a mighty hand & an outstretched arm

=>{mighty[02389] = strong, powerful, great, victorious}
His love endures forever! –Ps 136:12
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Full of compassion & mercy
– new every morning
{like today!} –Lam 3:22-23
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Jesus, mighty to save/deliver
The King of kings, Lord of lords
Zep 3:17;Rev 19:11-16
Mighty to act on your behalf!!!!2Chron 16:9
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Wait{rely/trust} on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! –Ps 27:14
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Lamentations 3:22-23 AMPC … It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness.
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Psalm 27:14 AMPC … 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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Trust the Lord – He is Bigger

January 24, 2019


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Is someone setting a trap for you or spreading lies?
Do not worry
Cast your cares on the Lord
Trust Him to take care of it
1Pe 5:6-7
He is your defender
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He will vindicate you
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execute judgement, contend for ,plead case}  Ps 54:1
You just need to rest in Him and
Ex 14:14
Be Still!Ps 46:10
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Rejoice – Be of Good Cheer

January 19, 2019


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Rejoice in the Lord Always!
Again I say Rejoice!
Phil 4:4-9
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Take heart/courage/be encouraged
Be of good cheer
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Your sins are forgiven!
Mt 9:2
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Your faith has made you well!Mt 9:22
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It is I {I am here}; do not be afraid!Mt 14:27
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Rise-stand up, He is calling you!Mk 10:49
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John 16:33 AMP … I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]
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Word Study
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Matthew 9:2… Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic,

  • “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” NKJV
  • “Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven.” NASB
  • “Take heart, son! Your sins are forgiven.” NLT

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Matthew 9:22 … But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said,

  • “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour. NKJV
  • “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” At once the woman was made well. NASB
  • “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment. NLT

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Matthew 14:27 … But immediately Jesus{walking on water} spoke to them, saying,

  • “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” NKJV
  • “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” NASB
  • “It’s all right,” he said. “I am here! Don’t be afraid.” NLT

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Mark 10:49 … So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him,

  • “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.” NKJV
  • “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.” NASB
  • “Take heart; get up, He is calling you.” NRSV

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John 16:33 … These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation;

  • “but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” NKJV
  • “but take courage; I have overcome the world.” NASB
  • “but take heart, because I have overcome the world.” NLT

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Rest in Jesus

January 14, 2019

Matthew 11:28-30Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
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Two kinds of rest

  1. Simply “Come” to Jesus
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    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Heb 4:14-16
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  2. Be “yoked”/walk and learn from Jesus
    * As we walk we, also walk together with others –Gal 6:2
    * Walk and live as children of the Light –Eph 5:6-11

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What “steals” rest?

  1. Fear, doubt => not trusting the Lord {Trust/rely on Him alone –Pro 3:5-7}
  2. Not dwelling/abiding feeding on the Lord’s faithfulness/truth {Abide in Jesus and His Word –Jn 15:4-7}
  3. Not delighting/surrendering all to the Lord {Surrender petitions with prayer and thanksgiving –Phil 4:4-9}
  4. Not totally committing our plans to the Lord {Don’t trust in your own strength –Zec 4:6;Ps 20:7}
  5. Not waiting patiently for the Lord {keep in step –Gal 5:25; Be still and know –Ps 46:10}
  6. Fretting because someone prospers in the world’s way {Friend of world = enemy of God –Jam 4:4}

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 37:3Trust/have faith in the Lord and do good/what is right; Dwell/abide in the land, and feed on/cultivate His faithfulness/truth/righteousness.

  • trust[0982] = have confidence, be bold, be secure
  • dwell[07931] = abide, tabernacle, reside
  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze, shepherd
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

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From NetBible Ps 37:4Delight/be soft/pliable/surrender yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing – answered prayer(v. 4).

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Psalm 37:5 AMP … Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

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From NetBible Ps 37:7Rest/be still in the LORD, and wait patiently/quietly/confidently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way …

  • rest[01826] = be still, quiet, hold peace

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God Makes a Way!

January 12, 2019

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Sovereign Lord there is NOTHING too hard for You!Jer 32:17
There is NOTHING impossible with God!Lk 1:37
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Stand strong in His power and mightEph 6:10-11
JUST BELIEVE  –Mk 5:36
Don’t be afraid
BE STILL and SEE the Lord Jesus fights for youEx 14:14
He moves mountains!Mt 17:20
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Mountains are moving
Strongholds are breaking
{Hold every thought captive} –2Cor 10:5
He is with you and makes a way!
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Jeremiah 32:17Ah, Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for You!
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Psalm 27:13-14 AMP … I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait for and confidently expect the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.

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 @Khollandsblog
Tweets:
Stand strong in the Lord’s power and might –Eph 6:10-11
JUST BELIEVE –Mk 5:36
Don’t be afraid
BE STILL and SEE the Lord Jesus fights for you –Ex 14:14
He moves mountains –Mt 17:20
He is with you and makes a way
Where there is no way!
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Psalm 27:13-14 AMP … I would have despaired had I not believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait for and confidently expect the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.

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Don’t Just “Turn” – RUN!

January 10, 2019


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Your name
Is a strong and mighty tower –Pro 18:10
Your name
Is a shelter like no other –Ps 31:19
Your name
Let the nations sing it louder
NOTHING has the power to save –Acts 4:12
But Your name … –lyrics Paul Baloche
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Blessed be the name of the LORD
He is gracious and merciful
Mighty to save –
Zep 3:17
Don’t just “turn”
Whole-heartedly trust Him
=>Run to Him and be safe{saved}!

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Psalm 113:2-3 AMP
2 Blessed be the name of the Lord
From this time forth and forever.
3 From the rising of the sun to its setting
The name of the Lord is to be praised [with awe-inspired reverence].

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Proverbs 18:10The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe(set on high).

From NetBible Pr 18:10

  • * The “name of the Lord” is a metonymy of subject. The “name” here signifies not the personal name “Yahweh,” for that would be redundant in the expression “the name of Yahweh,” but the attributes of the Lord (cf. Exod 34:5-7) – here his power to protect.
  • * The metaphor “strong tower” indicates that God is a secure refuge.
  • * The metaphor of “running” to the Lord refers to a whole-hearted and unwavering trust in God’s protection (e.g., Isa 40:31).
  • *safe = set on high(the effect of the trust => security – set on high out of reach of danger

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Patience and Thankfulness

January 7, 2019

1Thessalonians 5:18Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in{who belong to} Christ Jesus.
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Colossians 3:12So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience …

From NetBible Col 3:12

  • patience[3115] = endurance, constancy, steadfastness, perseverance, longsuffering, slowness in avenging wrongs

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Prayer:
Thank You Lord, I know I can endure any situation because You are working on my behalf. I’m safe in Your hands. Help me to remember to give thanks in both good and bad circumstances!
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Prove what is Right in the Eyes of the LORD!

January 5, 2019

Judges 17:6In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right[03477] in his own eyes.
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Proverbs 14:12There is a way that seems right[03477] to a person, but its end is the way to death.
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Doing what is right in your own eyes seems to end in death
=> the wrong path

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Ephesians 5:9-10 for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth– 10 proving[1381] what is acceptable to the Lord.
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Don’t rely on your own understanding
Don’t be wise in your own eyes
Prove/test what is acceptable/pleasing in the Lord’s eyes
Study/be diligent in rightly dividing the Word of Truth
2Tim 2:15
Trust and acknowledge the Lord in all your ways and
He will make your paths straight/right!
Pro 3:5-7
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Prayer:
Philippians 1:9-11And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment/insight, 10 that you may approve[1381] the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere[1506] and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
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Word Study
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From NetBible Jdg 17:6 & Pro 14:12

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From NetBible Eph 5:10

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From NetBible 2Tim 2:15
Be diligent to present yourself approved[1384] to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

  • be diligent/study[4704] = make every effort with all diligence
  • approved[1384] = shown to be genuine, not counterfeit
  • workman[2040] = teacher, laborer (for God)
  • rightly dividing[3718] = to cut straight, to proceed on a straight path, to make smooth and straight, to teach correctly

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From NetBible Pro 3:5-7
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight[03474]. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.

  • straight[03474] = right, smooth, pleasing

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From NetBible Phil 1:10

  • proving[1381]= test, examine, discern approve
    *from [1384]
  • sincere[1506] = found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light, tested as genuine, unspotted
  • *from heile (the sun’s ray) and 2919; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested as genuine (figuratively):-pure, sincere.

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Related:
Pure Sincere Hearts{prayer}

 

The Lord Hears and IS Near

January 3, 2019

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I love the Lord, because He hears [and continues to hear]
My voice and my supplications (my pleas, my cries, my specific needs). -Ps 116:1 AMP

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The Lord hears
Prepare your heart
Be of good cheer
Jn 16:33
Call on Him in sincerity and truth
Trust Him, expect an answerPs 145:18
Do not fear Is 41:10
He is near
He delivers and protects those with child-like faithPs 116:6
He hears and IS near!
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 @Khollandsblog
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Tweets:
Do not fear
Be of good cheer
Call on the Lord in sincerity and truth
He hears and IS near …
Hosanna=Deliver-We pray now PLEASE! –Ps 116:1-2,6
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Jesus openly affirmed His Kingship as the Son of David when He allowed them to shout “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the King of Israel!” -John 12:3
=>Quoted Psalm 118:25-26 *Hosanna=Save now, I pray, O LORD
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him; To all who call upon Him in truth.

  • near[07138] = nigh(in place, kindred or time), approachable, allied, at hand
  • sincerely and truth[0571] = firmness, faithfulness, sureness, reliability, honesty
    *from [0539] = to be certain He will answer

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From NetBible Ps 145:19 and Ps 116:6
The Lord protects the simple (childlike); I was brought low [humbled and discouraged], and He saved/delivered me. –Ps 116:6 AMP
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He will fulfill the desire of those who fear and worship Him [with awe-inspired reverence and obedience]; He also will hear their cry and will save/deilver them. –Ps 145:19 AMP

  • deliver[03467] = to save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna

From NetBible Jn 12:13

  • hosanna[5614] =
    From [03467] = to be liberated, saved, delivered, victorious
    and [04994] = we pray now please
  • The expression ῾Ωσαννά (Jwsanna, literally in Hebrew, “O Lord, save”) in the quotation from Ps 118:25-26 was probably by this time a familiar liturgical expression of praise, on the order of “Hail to the king,” although both the underlying Aramaic and Hebrew expressions meant “O Lord, save us.” As in Mark 11:9 the introductory ὡσαννά is followed by the words of Ps 118:25, εὐλογημένος ὁ ἐρχόμενος ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου (euloghmeno” Jo ercomeno” en onomati kuriou), although in the Fourth Gospel the author adds for good measure καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς τοῦ ᾿Ισραήλ (kai Jo basileu” tou Israhl). In words familiar to every Jew, the author is indicating that at this point every messianic expectation is now at the point of realization. It is clear from the words of the psalm shouted by the crowd that Jesus is being proclaimed as messianic king. See E. Lohse, TDNT9:682-84.* Hosannais an Aramaic expression that literally means, “help, I pray,” or “save, I pray.” By Jesus’ time it had become a strictly liturgical formula of praise, however, and was used as an exclamation of praise to God.* A quotation from Ps 118:25-26.

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Related:
The Lord Hears and IS Near{prayer}
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