Archive for January, 2020

Blessed Comfort

January 31, 2020

God will heal the brokenhearted
… when they look to Him
Psalms 147:3
He will not leave you comfortless!John 14:18

Word Study
From NetBible Psalms 147:3
He heals the broken-hearted and bandages{puts oil on} their wounds.

From Godvine LK 10:34
and came to him and bandaged up his wounds, pouring oil and wine on them; and he put him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

  • *Pouring on oil and wine – Which when well beaten together are one of the best balsams that can be applied to a fresh wound.

From NetBible Matthew 5:4
NASB Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
MSG You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

  • mourn[3996] = grieve, deeply sorrowful
  • comforted[3870] = to call the Holy Spirit {parakletos[3875]} to one’s side=> to encourage and strengthen by consolation, instruction, teaching

From NetBible John 14:18
I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you.

  • leave[863] = depart from, abandon
  • comfortless[3737] => leave fatherless, bereaved
    *abandon as orphans = leave you helpless


Fresh Oil and Wine{blog}

The Oil of Joy for Mourning – Grieving

January 29, 2020

Psalm 94:19When anxiety was great within me, Your consolation brought joy to my soul.

consolation[08575] = comfort, soothing touch
*from [05162]=compassion


Psalm 56:8 NLT … You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
2 Kings 20:5I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.
The Lord sees and remembers every sorrow, every tear
He heals the brokenhearted
And bandages{puts oil on} their wounds{griefs}Psalms 147:3
Blessed are those who mourn{grieve}
For they will be comforted{by the Lord Himself}.
Matthew 5:4
The oil of joy for mourning{grieving}Isaiah 61:3
Anointed apples of gold spoken
At the right timeProverbs 15:23,25:11
Golden oil of joy
To restore my soul  –Psalms 23:3,119:103,19:10,119:130,119:50
Healing in His due time!1Peter 5:6-7
Matthew 5:4
NASB Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
MSG You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

From NetBible Matthew 5:4

  • mourn[3996] = grieve, deeply sorrowful
  • comforted[3870] = to call the Holy Spirit {parakletos[3875]} to one’s side=> to encourage and strengthen by consolation, instruction, teaching


Isaiah 61:1-3
The Lord Will Rejuvenate His People
1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners{those who are bound}
2 To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.

From NetBible Isaiah 61:3

  • mourn[057] = lament for dead, or calamity(loss)

1 Peter 5:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time, 7 casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully].


January 25, 2020

Psalm 8:2 … Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants{children of the Lord} You have ordained strength, Because of Your enemies, That You may silence the enemy and the avenger.
Matthew 21:15-16 … But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant and said to Him, “Do You hear what these are saying?” And Jesus said to them, “Yes. Have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants{children of the Lord} You have perfected praise’?
Don’t let the enemy steal your PRAISE
Remember no matter how loud the enemy roars
The Lion of Judah ROARS LOUDER
His glory thunders –Psalms 29:3
There is triumph in His praise –Psalms 106:47
Don’t let the rocks cry out –Luke 19:39-40
The enemy will be silenced! –Psalms 8:2

1John 4:4You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Word Study
From NetBible Mt 21:16

  • perfected[2675] = prepare, equip, fitted, make complete
  • praise[136] = laudation of God
    *from [1868] & [134] = to praise, extol, to sing praises in honour to God -to promise or vow

From NetBible Ps 8:2

  • ordained[03245] = to fix, establish, appoint
  • strength[05797] = force, security, majesty, praise, boldness
  • Because of Your enemies[06887] = to bind, tie up, shut up, afflict

From NetBible Ps 29:3
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters.

  • * the “voice of the Lord” is here the thunder that accompanies a violent storm. The psalm depicts the Lord in the role of a warrior-king, so the thunder is his battle cry
  • * the Lord coming in the storm to do battle with his enemies and to vindicate his people
  • * here the Lord is depicted as elevated above and sovereign over the raging waters{roar!}

A Mighty Roar{blog}

There’s Another in the Fire

January 19, 2020

This song really encouraged me.
Lyrics to encourage:
There’ll be another in the fire
Standing next to me
There’ll be another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
How good You’ve been to me
I’ll count the joy come every battle
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be …

I know I will never be alone!


It was as if the Lord told me to look for the joy in the battle
BECAUSE He is standing next to me and He will get me through whatever trial I face.

Look for the joy in the fire = Look for Jesus standing next to you
=> you are not alone!

Isaiah 43:1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
… “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine!
2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they will not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched,
Nor will the flame burn you.

Daniel 3:25-27 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
25 He said, “Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!” 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the furnace of blazing fire; he responded and said, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, come out, you servants of the Most High God, and come here!” Then Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego came out of the midst of the fire. 27 The satraps, the prefects, the governors and the king’s high officials gathered around and saw in regard to these men that the fire had no effect on the bodies of these men nor was the hair of their head singed, nor were their trousers damaged, nor had the smell of fire even come upon them.
James 1:2-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

Savor the Flavor

January 17, 2020

Psalms 34:8-11 AMP
8 O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good; How blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who takes refuge in Him.
9 O [reverently] fear the Lord, you His saints (believers, holy ones);
For to those who fear Him there is no want.
10 The young lions lack [food] and grow hungry,
But they who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing.
11 Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you to fear the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worship Him with obedience].

Taste and See that the Lord is good!
Savor His goodness
Savor the flavor –Psalms 34:8
The sweetness of His words –Psalms 119:103,19:10
In the place of His feet –Isaiah 60:13
Seek His face –Psalms 34:10
Experience the glory of His goodness –Exodus 34:5-7
His favor/smile refreshes
Like the scent of rain –Proverbs 16:15,19:12;Job 14:9
Worship so sweet –John 12:3
A fragrant offering – a sweet savor –Ephesians 5:2
In the place of His feet!
Ephesians 5:1-2 AMP
1 Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]; 2 and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance.
Isaiah 60:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 “The glory of Lebanon will come to you,
The cypress, the juniper, and the cedar together,
To beautify the place of My sanctuary;
And I will honor and make the place of My feet glorious.


Word Study
From NetBible Ps 34:8

  • * This verb{taste} is normally used of tasting or savoring food. The metaphor here appears to compare the Lord to a tasty meal.
  • tastes[02938]= eat, perceive, know

From NetBible Savor

  • * The primary meaning of the word is “taste,” “flavor” , but also it has the meaning of “smell,” “odor”, “fragrance”
  • * to taste or smell of, to partake of the quality of something, to perceive/discern

From NetBible Ps 34:10

  • seek[01875] = search for, seek with care, enquire, to follow
    – in prayer and worship

From NetBible Eph 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet–smelling aroma.

  • sweet–smelling aroma[3744] = fragrance, odor, offering, savor


Just Say The Word = Children’s Bread

January 16, 2020

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Just say the word
Filled with Spirit and life -John 6:63
Darkness must flee
Sickness must leave
Captives set free
For You alone are our praise –Jeremiah 17:14
Break every chain
At the feet of Jesus
Children’s bread –Matthew 15:26
Reach out and touch the hem! –Matthew 9:20-21,14:36



Matthew 15:21-28 NASB … Jesus went away from there, and withdrew into the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And a Canaanite woman from that region came out and began to cry out, saying, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is cruelly demon-possessed.” 23 But He did not answer her a word. And His disciples came and implored Him, saying, “Send her away, because she keeps shouting at us.” 24 But He answered and said, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25 But she came and began to bow down before Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” 26 And He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27 But she said, “Yes, Lord; but even the dogs feed on the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” 28 Then Jesus said to her, “O woman, your faith is great; it shall be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed at once.

From NetBible Mt 15:25, Mt 15:28

  • bow down[4352]proskuneo = to kiss the hand towards one (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand), in token of reverence, prostrate oneself(or kneel) in homage – worship, adoration
  • healed[2390] = cure, made whole

Face the Opposition

January 14, 2020

Don’t be afraid or discouraged
The LORD your God is with you wherever you go. –Joshua 1:9
Face the opposition
Trust in the Lord – The Everlasting God
Who gives strength to the weary
Face the wind
Expect, look for, hope in the Lord
And Soar! –Isaiah 40:28-31
Isaiah 40:28-31 Amplified Bible (AMP)
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become tired or grow weary;
There is no searching of His understanding.
29 He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who has no might He increases power.
30 Even youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
31 But those who wait for the Lord
[who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.

From NetBible Isaiah 40:28-31
* v28 affirms that the Lord is not limited temporally or spatially nor is his power and wisdom restricted in any way. He can and will deliver his people, if they respond in hopeful faith (v31a)

When I am afraid – I Will Trust!

January 13, 2020

Decree: When I am afraid, Lord,
I will put my trust in You.
Psalms 56:3
I believe I will see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living!
Psalms 27:13

Psalm 56:3-4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 When I am afraid,
I will put my trust and faith in You.
4 In God, whose word I praise;
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not fear.
What can mere man do to me?

Psalm 27:13-14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
13 [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.


I Will Not Be Shaken

January 13, 2020

Decree: I will put my trust in You alone and
I will not be shaken!
Psalms 16:8-9
I trust in You, O Lord! I declare, “You are my God!”
Psalms 31:14

From NetBible Psalms 16:8-9
I constantly trust in the Lord; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.

  • * Set the Lord continually, always before = constantly trust Him and His protection = I know the LORD is always with me.
  • shaken[04131] = slip, be moved, fall
  • * Rests secure = rests in safety = rests in hope
  • rest[07931] = settle down, abide, dwell, tabernacle, reside



Psalms 62:1-2My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I will never be shaken.

Refresh With Apples of Gold

January 11, 2020

Proverbs 25:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver
Is a word spoken at the right time.

Psalm 119:50 Amplified Bible (AMP)
50 This is my comfort in my affliction,
That Your word has revived me and given me life.

A Prayer:
Jesus – refresh my soul –Song 2:5
With apples of Gold –Proverbs 25:11
Breathe sweet fragrance of life –Job 33:4
Bring Your joy and light –Psalms 97:11
In the place of praise
The place of Your feet –Isaiah 60:13
An incense so sweet
Golden oil of joy –Psalms 119:103,19:10,119:130,119:50
Refresh my soul
With apples of Gold!


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].

From NetBible  Job 33:4

  • spirit[07307] = breath, wind, to inspire prophetically
    *From [07306] = to smell, scent, perceive odor
  • breath[05397] = spirit, divine inspiration
  • gives life [02421] = revives, quickens, restores, refreshes
    • from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death

Psalms 23:3 He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness; For His name’s sake.

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