Archive for the ‘365 Promises’ Category

The Lord on High = Mighty to Save!

July 19, 2017

Psalm 93:4 AMPC … The Lord on high is mightier and more glorious than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty breakers and waves of the sea.

Mightier than the waves
The Lord on high
He is mighty to save  Zeph 3:17
The Lord an ever present help in trouble –Ps 46:1
Greater than any trial you face
Forever He reigns! –Ps 29:10

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Zephaniah 3:17 … The LORD your God is with you{in your midst}, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet{renew, refresh, bring into rest) you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

From NetBible Zeph 3:17

  • NET …  He renews you by His love
  • NIV … He will quiet you with His love
  • NLT …  With His love, He will calm all your fears
  • BBE … He will make His love new again

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Prayer in Secret = Rewarded in Open

July 16, 2017


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Matthew 6:1, 5-6 AMPC
1 Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward [reserved for and awaiting you] with and from your Father Who is in heaven. …
… 5 Also when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward in full already.
6 But when you pray, go into your [most] private room, and, closing the door, pray to your Father, Who is in secret; and your Father, Who sees in secret, will reward you in the open.

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Galatians 1:10
10 Am I now trying to win the approval of people, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

From NetBible Gal 1:10

  • *For a Jew this concept of being a servant or slave to Christ did not connote drudgery, but honor and privilege.

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Lord, thank You for the privilege of being Christ’s servant. May my prayers be pleasing in Your sight. May they rise to You like incense; a fragrant offering through my Lord Jesus Christ. –Ps 19:14, 141:2

The Good Shepherd’s Care

July 14, 2017


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Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are His. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture.Ps 100:3

Today let the Good Shepherd care for you
Let Him nourish you
Feed on His faithfulness 
Ps 37:3
Rest and
Be carried in His able arms
Close to His heart. 
Is 40:11

Blessed be the Lord, our Savior; He daily bears our burdens. Each day He carries us in His arms and loads us with benefits! Ps 68:19

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits! Ps 103:2
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Word Study

Psalm 28:9 AMPC … Save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them and carry them forever.

From NetBible Ps 28:9

  • NET … Deliver your people! Empower the nation that belongs to You! Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms at all times!
  • MSG … Save your people and bless your heritage. Care for them; carry them like a good shepherd.
  • shepherd[07462] = to pasture, tend, graze, feed, care for

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Tabernacle(s) and Mansion(s)

July 6, 2017


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John 14:1-6“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

From NetBible Jn 14:2

  • many mansions[3438] = a staying/permanent, abiding, dwelling, abode *from Greek[3306] = residence
    * Jn 15:4 Abide[3306] in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. => It’s interesting to note the strongs word for abide in the above Jn 15 scripture is the verb form of the words for “many mansions” found in Jn 14.
  • * Jesus is going ahead of believers to prepare a place for them, a permanent dwelling place in the Father’s house

Notice that these mansions are plural – more than one. And they are permanent! This scripture looks ahead to the eternal place where Jesus will receive each of His children – the heavenly tabernacle – the New Jerusalem.

Revelation 21:22But I saw no temple in it(the New Jerusalem), for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our physical body(temple) is perishing, yet the inward person is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
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Psalm 84:1 How lovely are Your dwelling places(tabernacles), O LORD of hosts!

OT tabernacles(on earth) –Ps 84:1
Jesus a temple(on earth & resurrected in heaven) –Jn 2:19-21
Jesus the Word made flesh(tabernacle on earth) –Jn 1:14
God’s children(temples) –1 Cor 3:16
God’s children(temples on earth awaiting the eternal) –2 Cor 4:16
New Jerusalem tabernacle(eternal spiritual in heaven) –Rev 21:1-5, 22
The Lord Almighty & the Lamb(eternal spiritual temple of New Jerusalem) –Rev 21:22
Many Mansions(spiritual eternal in heaven) –Jn 14:2

How Lovely – The Dwelling Places of the Lord

July 5, 2017

Psalm 84:1 How lovely are Your dwelling places(tabernacles), O LORD of hosts!

From NetBible Ps 84:1

  • * The psalmist expresses his desire to be in God’s presence in the Jerusalem temple, for the Lord is the protector of his people.
  • dwelling places[04908] = tabernacles, habitation, a residence (including a shepherd’s hut)

Interesting that these dwelling places, tabernacles of the Lord are plural – more than one. These dwelling places seem to be on earth, like the temple in Jerusalem.

John 1:14  … And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

From NetBible Jn 1:14

  • dwelt[4637] = to fix one’s tabernacle, have one’s tabernacle, abide (or live) in
    a tabernacle (or tent)
  • The verb used here may imply that the Shekinah glory that once was found in the OT tabernacle has taken up residence in the person of Jesus.

Interesting how Jesus becoming flesh and dwelling among us is related to the tabernacle; His body a dwelling place, a tabernacle.

Our christian bodies are temple(s) where the Spirit of God dwells. Jesus used this same word temple, when He spoke of destroying it and raising it up in three days – it has a double meaning. Jesus was referring to the temple of His body, but it also applied to the OT temple/tabernacle. Interesting that it is also used to describe the future new Jerusalem – the final city of God where the whole body of Christ is joined to dwell. The Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple!

1 Corinthians 3:16Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

John 2:19-21Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. 20 The Jews then said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days? 21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.

Revelation 21:1-5, 22 … Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea.2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband.3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle[4633] of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them,4 and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” 5 And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” …
… 22 I saw no temple[3485] in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.

From NetBible Rev 21:3

  • tabernacle[4633] = tent, tabernacle, (made of green boughs, or skins or other materials)
    * of that well known movable temple of God after the pattern of which the OT temple at Jerusalem was built

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From NetBible 1Cor 3:16, Jn 2:21 , Rev 21:22

  • temple[3485] = used of the temple at Jerusalem, but only of the sacred edifice (or sanctuary) itself, consisting of the Holy place and the Holy of Holies
    * Also a metaphor for the spiritual temple consisting of the saints of all ages joined together by and in Christ

Promise of Paradise

May 31, 2017


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Revelation 2:7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.”

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The promise belongs to the overcomes – the victors
=> To those who have an ear to hear
=> To those who have not hardened their hearts –Acts 7:51
=> To those who keep in step with the Holy Spirit –Gal 5:25

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To eat of the tree of life means eternal life
=> To be in Paradise is to have eternal life
=> In the restored Eden –Is 51:3;Ezek 36:35;Lk 23:43
=> In the New Heaven, New Earth, New Jerusalem –Rev 21
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John 17:3This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
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Paradise => means being in relationship with the Father, the one true God, and Jesus Christ whom the Father sent; keeping in step!

No Eye Has Seen

May 18, 2017

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1 Corinthians 2:9 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love Him.”

Set your love on the Lord
Be totally devoted to HimPs 91:14
You will taste and see that the Lord is good
How blessed is the one who trusts in Him!Ps 34:8

No eye has seen or even imagined
A God like You Lord, who intervenes and acts
On behalf of those who wait for Him.
Isa 64:4

Praise You Lord Jesus
You are able to do far beyond all that we ask or think
Eph 3:20 
You are able to do the impossible! – Lk1:36-37
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Psalm 91:14-16 AMPC
14 Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high{protect him}, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.

Psalm 9:10 AMPC
10 And they who know Your name [who have experience and acquaintance with Your mercy] will lean on and confidently put their trust in You, for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek (inquire of and for) You [on the authority of God’s Word and the right of their necessity].

Related:
More Than You Can Imagine!{prayer}

The Merciful Lord does not Forget!

April 25, 2017

Blue Letter Daily Promise
(For the LORD thy God [is] a merciful God;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which He sware unto them. (Deuteronomy 4:31)

Reflection
God in His mercy has promised that He will always be with His children of faith. He remembers His promises and will never break them! What an awesome God we serve!

Psalm 111:4 NASB … He has made His wonders to be remembered; The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

Promises True

April 25, 2017


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Joshua 23:14 AMPC … And behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. Know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one thing of them has failed.

A Song:
Promises true
Promises true
Word of God Rev 19:11-13
Faithful are You!

You never lie Num 23:19
You never fail
Promises true
Faithful are You!
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Psalm 138:2 NLT … I bow before Your holy Temple as I worship. I will give thanks to Your name for Your unfailing love and faithfulness, because Your promises are backed by all the honor of Your name.

From NetBible Ps 138:2
NET … I will bow down toward Your holy temple, and give thanks to Your name, because of Your loyal love and faithfulness, for You have exalted Your promise above the entire sky.

  • * For You have exalted over all the heavens Your name and Your word.
  • * The point is that God has been faithful to His promise and the reliability of that promise is apparent to all.
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    => Forever, O LORD, Your Word stands secure in heaven{Your promise is reliable}. Ps 119:89

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Isaiah 55:11 NET … In the same way, the promise that I make does not return to Me, having accomplished nothing. No, it is realized as I desire and is fulfilled as I intend.

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Related:
God’s Promises Are True{prayer}
Faith in His Promises{prayer}

 

His Gentleness Makes Great!

April 20, 2017

Matthew 11:28-30 AMPC … Come to Me[Jesus], all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.] Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

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I AM gentle and humble in heartMt 11:29
I give you the shield of salvation
The shield of victory/deliverance
I AM your help
I AM your shield – your exceedingly great reward –Gen 15:1
Come to Me
Fear not –
You will be upheld by My mighty right hand –
Isa 41:10
Let My gentleness enlarge your life!
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2 Samuel 22:36 NKJV … You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great.

Psalm 18:35 NKJV … You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.

From NetBible 2Sam 22:36

  • *Shield of salvation = shield of victory/deliverance
  • *The Lord’s gentleness = willingness to “stoop down” in humility and help/answer prayer
  • *Made me great = multiplied/enlarged me