Archive for April, 2020

Keep in Step with the Spirit

April 29, 2020

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Since we live by the Spirit
Let us keep in step with the Spirit
Let us walk guided by the Spirit 
Let us follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. Gal 5:25
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We don’t know what to do, but our eyes are on You-Lord 
We look to You for help. 2Chron 20:12 
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We lift up our eyes to the hills—where does our help come from?
Our help comes from the LORD.
The Maker of heaven and earth! –Ps 121:1-2
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Galatians 5:25 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 25 If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]
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2 Chronicles 20:12 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 12 O our God, will You not exercise judgment upon them? For we have no might to stand against this great company that is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.
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Psalm 121:1-2 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) 1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills [around Jerusalem, to sacred Mount Zion and Mount Moriah]—From whence shall my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
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Joy in the Morning!

April 28, 2020

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Morning by morning the Lord brings His justice to light
Every new day He does not fail! –Zephaniah 3:5
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Joy in the morning!
Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love
For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk
For to You, Lord, I lift up my soul. –Psalm 30:5; 143:8
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Deuteronomy 32:2Let My teaching drop as the rain, My speech distill as the dew; As raindrops on the tender herb, and as showers on the grass.
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Word Study

From NetBible Dt 32:2

  • showers[07241] = a rain – as an accumulation of drops
    =>prophetic influence

Spring Up – Spring Up O Well!

April 27, 2020

This is cool! Look at the invitation below – it’s to ALL who are thirsty – both believers and non-believers. I never noticed the invitation to believers before, it’s to keep coming to “drink”. It makes sense tho — if the “rivers of living water” are to keep flowing from those who believe=> they have to keep drinking! Also look how “bearing fruit(Revelation 22)” is related to this need to keep drinking!

Thirsty? Come with joy to drink the water of life.
=> Be refreshed, strengthened and equipped with His joy to send out the invitation to ALL those who are thirsty!

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John 7:37-39 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone is thirsty, *let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 But this He spoke of the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were to receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
Footnote:
*Or let him keep coming to Me and let him keep drinking

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A Song:
Spring up – spring up o Well
Flowing River of Life
River of Delight –Psalm 36:8-9, 46:4;Rev 22:1-2
Joy unspeakable
Joy full of glory –1Peter 1:8
Overflowing Joy
In the presence of the Lord
Be filled with His Spirit –Ephesians 5:18-21
Fullness of Joy. –Psalm 16:11
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Sing to the well
Spring up – spring up o well
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With Joy with Joy –Isaiah 12:3
Sing to the Well
Spring up – spring up o Well! –Numbers 21:17
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Revelation 22:1-2,17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
1 Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 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. …
… 17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.

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Psalm 30:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
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1 Chronicles 16:10-11,27 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually [longing to be in His presence].
… Splendor and majesty are [found] in His presence; Strength and joy are [found] in His place (sanctuary).
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Word Study
.From NetBible Ps 30:11
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded{clothed, equipped} me with gladness{joy}

  • girded me with gladness = clothed me with joy
  • clothed-‘azar[0247] = girded(metaphorical of strength), encompassed, equipped
  • joy-simchah[08057] = joy, mirth, gladness, joy (of God)
    *The root denotes being glad or joyful with the whole disposition, the whole heart [08056] [08055]

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Refreshed-Strengthened-Equipped with Joy!

April 25, 2020

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Psalm 30:11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
You have turned my mourning into dancing for me; You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.
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1 Chronicles 16:10-11,27 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Glory in His holy name; Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually [longing to be in His presence].
… Splendor and majesty are [found] in His presence; Strength and joy are [found] in His place (sanctuary).
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Joy in the presence of the Lord
Seek His face continually –1Chronicles 16:10-11,27
Be filled with His Spirit –Ephesians 5:18-21
Overflowing joy
Joy unspeakable
Full of glory –1Peter 1:8
Fullness of joy in His presence –Psalm 16:11
With joy draw water from the well of salvation –Isaiah 12:3
Be refreshed – strengthened
Equipped with joy! –Psalm 30:11
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 30:11
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded{clothed, equipped} me with gladness{joy}

  • girded me with gladness = clothed me with joy
  • clothed-‘azar[0247] = girded(metaphorical of strength), encompassed, equipped
  • joy-simchah[08057] = joy, mirth, gladness, joy (of God)
    *The root denotes being glad or joyful with the whole disposition, the whole heart [08056] [08055]

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Jesus Never Let’s Go of Us!

April 23, 2020

Psalm 100:5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
5 For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.
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Jesus always Faithful
Always Good
Never changes –Hebrews 13:8
Never let’s go of us! –Isaiah 41:10
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Remember
– God’s hand IS there to uphold –
Even if you can’t see it right now!

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Isaiah 41:10,13 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. …
… For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!

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Hope Anchored in Jesus!

April 22, 2020

Hebrews 6:16-20 NASB … For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. 17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, 20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
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No matter how big the storm
Hope anchored in Jesus both steadfast and sure
The anchor of your soul that will always hold!
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Prayer:
Lord Jesus, I know I don’t need to fear the storms of life when my hope is anchored in You!


Related:
ODB- Storms of Life 
ODB – Our Anchor

Faithful – Always Faithful

April 21, 2020

Lamentations 3:21-23 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
21 But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation:
22 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.

The Lord is faithful
Always faithful me
His mercy new every morning
As sure as the dawn comes
With the morning sunrise –Hosea 6:3
Like joy in the morning –Psalm 30:5
The Lord is faithful
Always faithful me!
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Quicken Me

April 20, 2020

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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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The words from the Song in the previous post are still on my heart: Jesus breathe through me.
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So how does Jesus “breathe” through us?
The answer came from the scriptures and word study below.
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Jesus “breathes” His word(Psalm 119:107)! His words are spirit and life(John 6:63)!
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When the Holy Spirit breathes on the Word it’s like seed quickened to life, i.e. it germinates, springs up, grows.  This quickening, giving life – revives, restores, and/or refreshes, from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death. The work and power of the Spirit of Truth is revealed!
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Prayer:
Jesus breathe through me. Bring life as only You can. Life that reveals the work and power of the Spirit of Truth = a testimony of Jesus bringing glory to His name.

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Psalm 119:105,107 AMPC … Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. …
… I am sorely afflicted; renew and quicken me [give me life], O Lord, according to Your word!
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John 6:63 AMP … It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh conveys no benefit [it is of no account]. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life [providing eternal life].

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Word Study
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From NetBible  Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

  • 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 Psalm 119:107
I am afflicted very much; Revive{quicken}[02421] me, O LORD, according to Your word.
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From NetBible John 6:63
It is the Spirit who gives life{quickens}; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

  • Spirit[4151] = breath {of the wind}, HolySpirit, emphasizes work and power of the Spirit of Truth
    • [4154] = to breathe, to blow {of the wind}
  • gives life[2227] = quickens, makes alive, restore life, revitalize
    ** seeds quickened into life, i.e. germinating, springing up, growing

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Related:
Quicken Me{prayers}
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Jesus Breathe Through Me

April 18, 2020

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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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A Song:
Jesus breathe through me
You’re the air I breathe
By Your breath I live
Jesus breathe through me
In You I live, move and have my being –Acts 17:28
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Jesus breathe through me
Let every breath
Let every breath breathe praise –Psalm 150:6
Let every breath
Let every breath glorify Your name! –Psalm 50:23
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Jesus breathe through me …
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Psalm 50:23 AMPC … He who brings an offering of praise and thanksgiving honors and glorifies Me; and he who orders his way aright [who prepares the way that I may show him], to him I will demonstrate the salvation of God.
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A Prayer:
2Thessalonians 1:11-12 … We pray for you always, that our God will make you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Word Study
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From NetBible  Job 33:4
The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

  • 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 Psalm 50:23
He who sacrifices thank-offerings honors-glorifies Me; And to him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation-deliverance of God.

  • * Gratitude characterizes genuine worship.
  • * Psalm 50:14-15 Present to God a thank-offering! Repay your vows to the Most High-sovereign One! Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall honor-glorify Me.
    • * The Lord desires thankfulness for His blessings and acknowledgement of absolute dependence on Him

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Related:
Be Glorified{prayers}
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Exalted King

April 16, 2020

Psalm 97:9  … For You, LORD, are most high above all the earth; You are exalted far above all gods.
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Philippians 2:8-11 … Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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The King is exalted He is exalted on high –Psalm 97:9
I will praise Him
He is the LORD Most High
I will praise Him –Psalm 7:17
Jesus the name above all names –Philippians 2:8-11 
He is great and greatly to be praised –Psalm 96:4
I will praise His great and awesome name
Holy is He! –Psalm 99:3



Psalm 7:17 … I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High{sovereign Lord}.
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Psalm 96:4 … For the LORD is great and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above{He is more awesome than} all gods.
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Psalm 99:3 … Let them praise Your great and awesome name; Holy is He!
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