Archive for May, 2020

Listen and Rest Secure

May 28, 2020

All who listen to me[wisdom] will live in peace and safety, and rest securely – unafraid of harmProverbs 1:33
Christ the power and wisdom of God! –1Corinthians 1:24

*Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and LEARN from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 11:28-29


Word Study
From NetBible Pro 1:33

  • listen[08085] = to hear and obey
    *whoever “listens” will enjoy the benefits of the instruction.
  • peace and safety[0983] = security, confidence
    *living in a permanent settled condition without fear of danger
    Deut 33:12; Ps 16:8-9
  • rest securely[07599] =  live undisturbed, secure, quiet peace
    *They will be at peace and be secure[07599] and no one will terrify them. –Jere 30:10



Alpha and Omega-Lion and Lamb

May 25, 2020

In Christ all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form!
“I AM the Alpha&Omega=who is-who was&who is to come the Almighty!”
#HoldFast what you have-that no one will take your crown!
Col 2:9;Rev 1:8,3:11;Heb 13:8;1Tim2:5
#JesusIsGod #JesusTheSame
Even so-Come quickly Lord Jesus! –Rev 22:20
Col 2:9;Rev 1:8,3:11;Heb 13:8;1Tim2:5
#JesusIsGod #JesusTheSame


Open My Ears – I Long to Hear!

May 23, 2020

1Samuel 3:10Then the LORD came and stood and called as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.”
Psalm 40:6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced{opened}; burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.

A Song:
Jesus draw near, draw near, draw near –He 10:22
Open my ears
For I long to hear. –1Sam 3:10

Fill me with Your Spirit Lord –Gal 5:25
To learn from You
Yoked with You to keep in step –Mt 11:29
I delight to do Your will! –Ps 40:6-8
He who has ears to hear, let him hear! –Mt 11:15
{listen, understand and heed carefully }

Exodus 21:2-6“If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything. 3 If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free.

5 “But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,’ 6 then his master must take him before the judges. He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.

I AM Making A Way!

May 22, 2020

I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The beasts of the field will glorify Me-The jackals and the ostriches-Because I have given waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert-To give drink to My chosen people. This people I have formed for Myself=>They shall declare My praise.
Isaiah 43:19-21
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God=The holy place of the tabernacle{dwelling} of the Most High-Sovereign One.
=>Be still and know I AM God! –Psalm 46:4,10

How to Persevere?

May 11, 2020

James 1:4 … Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

This verse led me to ask “How do you persevere”?
The answer seemed to be ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit’.
Zechariah 4:2-6 … He said to me, “What do you see?” And I said, “I am looking, and there is a lampstand{menorah} of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps. Two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left. So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, “What are these, my lord.”?” Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.
So what is this lamp stand with seven branches which are lamps filled with golden oil?
Judges 14:18 … “What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”
=> His Holy Spirit{strength} empowered Word{golden oil}

His Holy Spirit empowered Word enlightens the eyes –1Samuel 14:27
And brings joy to the heart –Psalm 19:8
The joy of the Lord is your strength!  –Nehemiah 8:10
His Holy Spirit empowered Word enables you to
Fix your eyes on Jesus-the author and finisher of our faith
And “run” the race with patient endurance=perseverance! –Hebrews 12:1-3
Psalm 19:7-11 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 The law of the Lord is perfect (flawless), restoring and refreshing the soul; The statutes of the Lord are reliable and trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true, they are righteous altogether.
10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned [reminded, illuminated, and instructed]; In keeping them there is great reward. …
… 14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable and pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, immovable] rock and my Redeemer.


Word Study
.From NetBible Ja 1:4 , Heb 12:1 , Heb 10:36

  • perseverance[5281] = steadfastness, constancy, {cheerful, hopeful}endurance, patience
    *in the NT the characteristic of one who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings
  • complete[3648] = perfectly sound, whole, wanting nothing
  • Perseverance produces maturity, completeness –James 1:4
  • Perseverance produces proven character and hope-A hope that does not disappoint because of God’s love poured out by the Holy Spirit –Romans 5:3-5
  • Perseverance allows you to “run and finish” the race  –Hebrews 12:1-3
  • And receive what was promised=great reward! –Hebrews 10:35-36


Answer to Samson’s Riddle Judges 14:18:
“What is sweeter than honey? And what is stronger than a lion?”

The Lord’s words are sweeter than honey!
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! –Psalm 119:103

The Spirit of the LORD’s empowerment is stronger than any lion
And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him(Samson), and he tore the lion apart as one would have torn apart a young goat, though he had nothing in his hand. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done.
Judges 14:6

=> His Holy Spirit empowered word

From NetBible Ps 19:8 , 1Samuel 14:27 {honey enlightens}

  • enlighten[0215] = illuminate, bring light, insight
  • The entrance{doorway} of Your words gives light{enlightens}; It gives insight to the simple. Psalm 119:130


Choose to say–Blessed be the name of the LORD!

May 9, 2020

Job 1:20-22 Amplified Bible (AMP)
20 Then Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head [in mourning for the children], and he fell to the ground and worshipped God. 21 He said,

  • “Naked (without possessions) I came [into this world] from my mother’s womb, And naked I will return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

22 Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.
No matter what circumstances you find yourself in
Worship the Lord!
He gives and takes away
BUT I will choose to say
Blessed be the name of the LORD! –Job 1:21
He is great and greatly to be praised! –Psalm 96:4
Choose to remember the Lord is sovereign over all
Nothing is too hard for Him! –Jeremiah 32:17
Blessed be His glorious name
Both now and forevermore! –Psalm 113:2

Psalm 34:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)
1 I will bless the Lord at all times;
His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
16 Rejoice always and delight in your faith; 17 be unceasing and persistent in prayer; 18 in every situation [no matter what the circumstances] be thankful and continually give thanks to God; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

But God-Meant It For Good!

May 8, 2020


Genesis 50:20 Amplified Bible (AMP)
20 As for you, you meant evil against me, BUT God meant it for good in order to bring about this present outcome, that many people would be kept alive [as they are this day].

Romans 8:26-28 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Our Victory in Christ
26 In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself [knows our need and at the right time] intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words. 27 And He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because the Spirit intercedes [before God] on behalf of God’s people in accordance with God’s will.
28 And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.


Draw Me Nearer

May 7, 2020

Psalm 73:28It is good for me to draw near to God I have put my trust in the Lord GOD {I have made the sovereign Lord my shelter-refuge} That I may declare all Your works.

Lord, for Your nearness I long
Purify my heart –James 4:8
Draw me nearer, draw me deeper
In your nearness Lord, I take shelter
Beneath Your wings I sing–Lord You are my help –Psalm 63:7
You are great and do great-glorious things
You alone are God! –Psalm 86:10
Draw me nearer, draw me deeper
Jesus–my strength–my song –Isaiah 12:2
My heart belongs to You –Song 6:3
Your goodness I declare!
Isaiah 12:4-5 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) … And in that day you will say, Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name and by means of His name [in solemn entreaty]; declare and make known His deeds among the peoples of the earth, proclaim that His name is exalted! 5 Sing praises to the Lord, for He has done excellent things [gloriously]; let this be made known to all the earth.

Rest at the Feet of Jesus

May 4, 2020

Isaiah 60:13 … The glory of Lebanon will come to you, The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the {resting}place of My feet{throne} glorious{full of glory}.

Matthew 11:28-30 … Come 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. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry{walk with}.
=> notice 2 types of rest – simply come and then learn and walk yoked with Him!
Psalm 149:4-6 … For the LORD takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation{deliverance, victory}. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds{place of rest}. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands.
Come – all who are weary and heavy-laden –Matthew 11:28
Come to the place of Jesus’ feet –Isaiah 60:13
Humble yourself under His mighty hand –1Peter 5:5-7
Listen for His words like Mary –Luke 10:39
Learn from Jesus at His feet –Matthew 11:29
From this position of rest
Keep your eyes on Jesus for help 2Chronicles 20:12
Walk together with Him –Matthew 11:30
Walk humbly with high praises in your mouth
And a double-edged sword in your hands
For the Lord crowns the humble with victory! –Psalm 149:4-6
1Peter 5:5-7 … In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 6 And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under His mighty hand 7 by casting all your cares on Him because He cares for you.

Wind Blow

May 1, 2020

John 3:8The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.

Breath of God strong wind blow –John 3:8
Move where You will, fill hearts until
The works of Your hand
Your purposes are fulfilled! –Psalm 138:8 🥰

Psalm 147:18 He sends forth His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow{breathe} and the waters to flow.

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of Your hands!