Archive for September, 2019

Names of Jesus in Revelation

September 30, 2019

Jesus Christ …. Revelation 1:1
Faithful Witness ….. Revelation 1:5
First Begotten of the Dead ….. Revelation 1:5
Prince of the Kings of the Earth …..  Revelation 1:5
Alpha and Omega ….. Revelation 1:8
First and Last ….. Revelation 1:8,11,13
Son of Man ….. Revelation 1:13
He that liveth and was dead ….. Revelation 1:13,18
He that holdeth the seven stars ….. Revelation 2:1
He who walketh midst the golden candlesticks ….. Revelation 2:1
He who hath the sharp sword with two edges ….. Revelation 2:12
Son of God ….. Revelation 2:18
He which searches the reins and hearts ….. Revelation 2:23
He that hath the seven Spirits of God ….. Revelation 3:1
He that hath the seven stars ….. Revelation 3:1
He that is holy and true ….. Revelation 3:7
He that hath the key of David ….. Revelation 3:7
He that openeth and no man shutteth ….. Revelation 3:7
He that shutteth and no man openeth ….. Revelation 3:7
The Amen ….. Revelation 3:14
The faithful and true witness ….. Revelation 3:14
The beginning of the creation of God ….. Revelation 3:14
Lord ….. Revelation 4:11
Lion of the tribe of Judah ….. Revelation 5:5,9
The root of David ….. Revelation 5:5,9
A lamb as it had been slain ….. Revelation 5:6-7
The Lamb ….. Revelation 5:8-9
Lord of Lords ….. Revelation 17:14
King of Kings …… Revelation 17:14
Faithful and true ….. Revelation 19:11
Rider of the white horse ….. Revelation 19:11
The Word of God ….. Revelation 19:13-16
Christ ….. Revelation 20:4
The Lord God of the Holy Prophets ….. Revelation 22:6
Beginning and the end ….. Revelation 22:13
The bright and morning star ….. Revelation 22:16

Lift Your Heart in Praise

September 27, 2019

Psalm 42:11 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
11 Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

From ODB – Look Up
“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God” (Ps 42:11). That’s good advice for anyone who is facing discouragement.
Lift up your eyes, discouraged one,
The Lord your help will be;
New strength will come from Him who said,
“For rest, come unto Me.” —Anon.
When you can’t find a way out, look up!

The best way to “Look Up!” is to “Lift Your Heart in Praise!”


#ScripturePrayer Lord-please give me a heart of praise
That I may lift my voice & adore Your name
Sing praise from the depths of a grateful heart
To the One who is always faithful
Jesus–Always the same.
The help of my countenance
My God. –Heb 13:8;Ps 42:11 –Heb 13:8;Ps 42:11
Psalm 42:11-Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God&Wait expectantly for Him-For I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my countenance & my God.
=>The best way to look up&hope is to lift your❤in praise!


Where the Lamb Stands

September 24, 2019

Revelation 7:17 Amplified Bible (AMP)
17 For the Lamb who is in the center of the throne will be their Shepherd, and He will guide them to springs of the waters of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes [giving them eternal comfort].
A Song:
The Lamb stands
The Lamb stands  –Rev 5:6
In the center of the throne  –Rev 7:17
Midst singing springs –Ps 87:7
The fountain of life flows. –Ps 36:9

Where the Lamb stands
Where the Lamb stands
The River of delights  –Ps 36:8
Pure joy to the soul –Ps 16:11
Trees clap their hands –Is 55:12-13
Bearing fruit in season –Rev 22:1-2
And leaves very green as the wind blows.  –Ps 92:14

Where the Lamb stands
Where the Lamb stands
Living water flows –Jn 4:10
Bringing life and healing where’er it goes –Ezek 47:9
Making glad the city of God
Making glad the city of God. –Ps 46:4
Revelation 22:1-2 Amplified Bible (AMP)
1 Then the angel showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb (Christ), 2 in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Trees Firmly Planted

September 22, 2019

Trees firmly planted by the water –Ps 1:3
Tended and cared for by the hand of the LORD
That He may be glorified –Is 61:3
Planted in the house of the Lord they flourish –Ps 92:13
Ever praising –Ps 84:4
Ever fresh anointed with oil –Ps 92:10
Ever green –Ps 92:14
Green leaves, healing leaves
Full of sap and very green
… for the healing of the nations. –Rev 22:2;Ezek 47:12
The seed of faith planted in good soil –Mt 13:31-32
That grows up bearing fruit –Mt 13:23
Righteousness and praise
On Display –Is 61:11
Oaks of righteousness
Anointed with the oil of joy –Is 61:3
Trees an everlasting sign to His praise Isa 55:10-13
An everlasting song –Is 12:2-3;Ex 15:1-2
That the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises. –Ps 92:15

The trees firmly planted and tended by the water.
They are living signs of the Lord’s faithfulness!
Signs because they DRINK
… from the streams of living waterJn 4:10,7:38;Ps 36:9
… from the Jesus the living word.Jn 1:1-3;He 4:12

Psalm 1:1-3 AMPC
1 Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.
2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

Psalm 92:13-15 AMPC
13 Planted in the house of the Lord, they shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 [Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].
15 [They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.


Look Up and Expect!

September 18, 2019

Psalm 5:3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 In the morning, O Lord, You will hear my voice;
In the morning I will prepare [a prayer and a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].

In the morning, O Lord,
– A time of prayerPs 88:13
– A time of sacrifice
– A time of deliverance and joy
Ps 30:5
– A time of singing
 –Ps 59:16
You will hear my voice –
I will direct it to You.

I will watch and expectantly wait
For You to speak to my heart
=>I will look up
And trust in You Lord!
Ps 27:14

Psalm 88:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 But I have cried out to You, O Lord, for help;
And in the morning my prayer will come to You.

Psalm 30:5 Amplified Bible (AMP)
5 For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may endure for a night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 59:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 But as for me, I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; Yes, I will sing joyfully of Your lovingkindness in the morning; For You have been my stronghold and a refuge in the day of my distress.
Psalm 27:14 Amplified Bible (AMP)
14 Wait for and confidently expect the Lord;
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for and confidently expect the Lord.


Word Study
From NetBible Ps 5:3
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up{wait expectantly/watch for an answer. }.

  • In the morning is here viewed as the time of prayer (Ps 59:16; 88:13) and/or of deliverance&joy (Ps 30:5).
  • look up[06822] = keep watch, observe closely, await expectantly
    Micah 7:7But as for me, I will watch expectantly/look up[06822] for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.

From Biblehub Ps 27:14

  • Wait on the Lord = to trust in the Lord; to rely upon Him
    Expect His timely help
  • Be of good courage = be strong – do not faint- do not be dismayed. Still hope and trust in the Lord.
  • The Lord will strengthen your heart and uphold you in the wait

Jewish Hours of Prayer/Sacrifice

LORD – Guide Me

September 16, 2019

Psalm 31:2-3 AMPC … Bow down Your ear to me, deliver me speedily! Be my Rock of refuge, a strong Fortress to save me! 3 Yes, You are my Rock and my Fortress; therefore for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me.
A Song:
LORD, Guide me
Lead me
Show me Your Way

Guide me
Lead me
Show me Your Way.Ps 25:4

LORD, Lead me
With Your eye upon me
Hold me close and
Ps 63:8
Teach me the Way to go!



Psalm 32:7-8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble;
You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.

Psalm 25:4-5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
4 Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
5 Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.

Psalm 63:7-8 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
7 For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice. 8 My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.
Lord – Lead me{prayer}

Choose Wisely – The “Better” Part

September 15, 2019

Luke 10:38-42 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Martha and Mary
38 Now while they were on their way, Jesus entered a village [called Bethany], and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet and was continually listening to His teaching. 40 But Martha was very busy and distracted with all of her serving responsibilities; and she approached Him and said, “Lord, is it of no concern to You that my sister has left me to do the serving alone? Tell her to help me and do her part.” 41 But the Lord replied to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered and anxious about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good{better} part [that which is to her advantage], which will not be taken away from her.”

Has anyone ever made statements like this to you?

  • I am serving all “alone”; you are only listening at Jesus feet
    => you are not helping!
  • You seem only to be worshipping, praying and listening for the Lord’s words => Why aren’t you “busy” serving?

Another interesting thing was pointed out to me recently
=>Martha did welcome Jesus into her home, but was too “busy” serving to ask Jesus what He wanted her to do. She actually interrupts Jesus to tell Him what to do!
Choose wisely – the better part!

Word Study
From NetBible Luke 10:38-42

  • Bethany = where Martha, Mary & Lazarus lived Jn 11:1
    *Martha welcomed Jesus into her home as her guest
  • Mary took the initiative to sit at Jesus feet and listen to His words
  • Martha was distracted with much serving
    *Distracted means to be pulled away by something
  • Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things
    * double vocative Martha, Martha communicates emotion indicates urgency
  • But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.
    * good treated as a positive for comparative (“better”)
    part[3310] = distinct from the whole – an assigned portion, share



Lord – You are my Help and my Praise!

September 12, 2019

Jeremiah 17:14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.

From NetBible Jer 17:14

  • save[03467] = deliver, to give victory, to help, preserve, rescue
  • praise[08416] = song or hymn, adoration, glory
    *from [01984] = to shine, boast, glory, celebrate

From BlueLetterBible

  • praise[08416] = person or thing in which one glories
    Jer 17:14 … Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, For You are my praise.
    Dt 10:21 … He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen.

A Song:
Heal me O Lord
And I will be healedJer 17:14
For You are my Help
And my Praise!Ps 30:1-2,9
Jesus my strength my song -Ps22:3;Ex15:2;Is12:2;Ps118:14-15
You are my praise.
Psalm 30:1-2,9 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
1 I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me. …

… 9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit (the grave)? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth and faithfulness to men?
Exodus 15:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 The Lord is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation: He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

From NetBible Ps 30:1 and Ex 15:2

  • extol/exalt[07311] = to lift up, set on high, magnify


Lord – You are my Help and my Praise!{prayer}