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Grace to the Humble

September 30, 2017


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Grace to the Humble
Poem
Pastor Jeff Kliewer
Scripture
See her there
It wasn’t fair
Judge doesn’t care
Persistent prayer
God is a just judge
He cares & answers His people cries
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Nevertheless – when the Son of Man comes
Will He really find faith on the earth?
Lk 18:1-8
To enter now
A lifted brow
A humble bow
One righteous now
Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled
And he who humbles himself will be exalted.
Lk 18:9-14
Look children brought
Receive them not
Rebuke the thought
The kingdom taught
Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God
Like a child – will not enter it at all
The kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Lk 18:15-17
Rich ruler enter
Himself the center
No quick repenter
Law his mentor
It’s easier for a camel to go thru the eye of a needle
than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.
Lk 18:18-30
Now a mystery
All thru history
Told of this story
Hung upon a tree
The Son of man will be killed(crucified)
Yet on the third day, He will rise again.
Lk 18:31-34
Have mercy on me
Beg there quietly
Have mercy on me
Given eyes to see
Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!
Receive your sight; your faith has made you well.
Lk 18:35-43
Bring losing fumble
Bring broken mumble
Bring klutzy stumble
Grace to the humble
The LORD mocks(opposes) proud mockers
but gives grace to the humble. –Pro 3:34

Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand
that He may lift you up in due time. –1Pe 5:6

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Dance Hart to Heart

February 23, 2017

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Song of Solomon 8:14 AMPC … [Joyfully the radiant bride turned to Him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with Him, she answered] Make haste, my beloved, and come quickly, like a gazelle or a young hart [and take me to our waiting home] upon the mountains of spices!

Beloved make haste 
Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus –Rev 22:20
Draw me away –Sos 1:4
Lift me from the depths to the heights –Ps 30:11
Upon the mountains of spices
An incense so sweet –
Eph 5:2
Clothe me with joy –
Ps 30:11
To dance the dance of the hart{heart}.

Until the day breaks and the shadows flee –Sos 4:6, 2:17
Songs all thru the night –Ps 42:8
Dance heart to heart with the King
Around the throne keeping in step –
Gal 5:25
With the feet of a Hind on the heights
The Doe of the morning –
Ps 22:1
Reflecting the Son  –
Sos 6:10
On the wings of dawn –
Mal 4:2
Hart to heart to rejoice
Forevermore, eternal delight. –
Ps 16:11

Habakkuk 3:17-19 KJV … Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice[05937] in the Lord, I will joy[01523]  in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’[0355] feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.

From NetBible Hab 3:18-19

  • rejoice[05937] = to jump for joy, exult, triumph
  • joy[01523] = spin around in joy, gladness, celebrate
  • Hind[0355] = female deer, doe Ps 22:1=> Doe of the Morning
  • * these words are often associated with dancing in joy
    =>Do you see the dancing feet of a deer? Of the bride(Sos 1:4)? Enabled to go on the heights?

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Joy of the Lord

July 22, 2016

JoyStrength
Image from 365Promises

Nehemiah 8:10 AMPC …  … be not grieved and depressed, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and stronghold.

From NetBible Neh 8:10

  • strength[04581] = place of safety, stronghold, protection, refuge, rock

Psalm 95:1-2 AMPC … O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our salvation! 2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!

Make a joyful noise to the Rock{stronghold} of your salvation!! For the joy of the Lord is your strength!

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1 Peter 1:8 NIV … Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in{trust} Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy …

From NetBible 1Pe 1:8

  • inexpressible = indescribable, greater than words, unspeakable
  • glorious = full of glory, full of honor

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JOY – JOY – JOY
Karen Holland … 7-24-2016

Joy, joy, joy
The joy of the Lord
Down deep in my soul
With joy draw water from the well –Is 12:3
Jubilant song bursting forth –Ps 98:4
Joy unspeakable, full of glory
My strength, my stronghold
Jesus my song. –Is 12:2

Joy, joy, joy
Fullness of joyPs 16:11
At the feet of Jesus
Turn your eyes
Taste and see –Ps 34:8
Beautiful Joy –Ps 27:4
Indescribable

Greater than words
None can imagine or fully tell!

Let the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be overcome with joy and rejoice exceedingly! –Ps 68:3

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him” –1Cor 2:9

 

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Related:
Joy of the Lord{prayer}

Watching Tree

February 14, 2016

Jeremiah 1:11-12 NASB … The word of the Lord came to me saying, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” And I said, “I see a rod of an almond tree.” 12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.”

Watching tree, watching tree
Sober and alert as tho you never sleep
Watching tree what do you see?

Aaron’s rod, Root of Jesse –Num 17:8; Is 11:10
Firmly planted by the streams –
Ps 1:3
First to bud first to see
Almond tree –Jer 1:12
A branch
A banner
A golden lamp stand
Aflame before the throne
Shines bright
Full of light
Full of life.

Watching tree, watching tree
Stand strong with the sword of the Spirit
Stand upright shine bright
Guarding against the darkness of the night! –Sos 3:8

Luke 12:35-37  … Keep your loins girded and your lamps burning, 36 And be like men who are waiting for their master to return home from the marriage feast, so that when he returns from the wedding and comes and knocks, they may open to him immediately.
37 Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) are those servants whom the master finds awake and alert and watching[1127] when he comes. Truly I say to you, he will gird himself and have them recline at table and will come and serve them!

From NetBible Lk 12:37

  • watching[1127] = alert, to keep awake, vigilant

Seek the Light of His Face

February 2, 2016

Psalm 44:3 NASB … For by their own sword they did not possess the land, And their own arm did not save them, But Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your presence, For You favored{smiled on} them.

Psalm 42:5 NKJV … Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him For the help of His countenance.

From Netbible Ps 44:3
*“light of your face.” The idiom “light of your face” probably refers to a smile (see Eccl 8:1), which in turn suggests favor and blessing (see Num 6:25Pss 4:6; 31:16; 44:3; 67:1; 80:3, 7, 19; 89:15Dan 9:17).

From Netbible Ps 42:5
countenance[06440] = face, presence
help[03444] = saving intervention, victory

 

It is You, O LORD, who gives me light –Ps 27:1
In You alone the Light of Life –Jn 8:12
The light in the face of Christ that shines so bright –
2Co 4:6
It’s only in this Light that we can see –Ps 36:9
With all my heart I seek Your face
The light in the face of Christ => a vital necessity. –Jer 29:13

Yet will I praise You O LORD
For it’s the help of Your countenance
Your face, Your light, Your smile –Ps 44:3
That brings the victory!Ps 42:5

Psalm 27:1, 8 AMPC … The Lord is my Light and my Salvation—whom shall I fear or dread? The Lord is the Refuge and Stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? …

From NetBible Ps 27:1

… 8 You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].

Jeremiah 29:13 AMPC … You will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.

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Praise You Lord Jesus! The light of Your face reveals Your goodness. Shine(smile) on us today as we seek Your beautiful face! -Ps27:4-8

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Related:
The Light of His Face{prayer}
Seek His Face{Prayerlog}

Praising Warrior of the Lord

January 31, 2016

The LORD delights in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation/deliverance. Let the saints be joyful{triumph} in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds{in a place of rest}. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two–edged sword in their hand …Ps 149:4-6

The praising warrior of the Lord
Holds the two-edged sword –Ps 149:6
Set aflame with high praise
The praising warrior stands in the gate \0/-Isa 28:6; Amo 5:15
Strong in the Lord and the power of His might!Eph 6:10

The Lion of Zion revealed
Midst shouts joy and new songs of victory –Rv 5
From the secret place of thunder –Ps 81:7
He roars! –Joel 3:16
“The battle belongs to the Lord”! –
Ex 14:13-14, 2 Chr 20:22

The Lion of Judah reigns –Rv 5:5
Glory in His holy name –Ps 105:3
Jesus
There is triumph in His praise –Ps 106:47
Praise ye the Lord! HalleluYah! –Ps 149:9

Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Tell of all His wondrous deeds! Glory{shine} in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD rejoice! Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore! –Ps 105:2-4

Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.
8 Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. –Ps 24:7-8

Related:
The Fire & The Sword{article}

Jesus the Same

January 1, 2016

Hebrews 13:8Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).

Jesus Christ the most wonderful name
Eternal, unchanging, yesterday, today, forever the same …

The Lord who does not change –Mal 3:6
Who endures without end
And remains –
He 1:10-12;Ps 102:25-27
No variation or shadow of turning
The Father of Lights – forever Good
Jam 1:17
Forever Faithful –
Lam 3:23
Word of God forever True –Jn 1:1;Rev 3:14,19:11,13
The Alpha and Omega
The First and Last
Beginning and End –Rev 22:13
Who is and was and is to come
The Almighty whose reign will never end –Rev 1:8
King Eternal –1 Tim 1:17
From everlasting to everlasting You are God! –Ps 90:2

Malachi 3:6 AMPC … For I am the Lord, I do not change; that is why you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

Lamentations 3:21-23 AMPC … 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.

To face life’s changes, look to the unchanging God
=> Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today and forever!

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1 Timothy 1:17 NKJV … Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

From NetBible 1 Tim 1:17

  • King Eternal[165] = forever, unbroken age(King of ages), perpetual
  • immortal[862] = imperishable, of the risen dead, ever-living
  • invisible[517] = unseen
  • wise[4680] = skilled, shrewd

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Finish Strong

December 19, 2015

Hebrews 12:1-3 AMPC … Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, 2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.

Keep on keeping on
With eyes fixed on Christ
His mercy in view
He’s faithful to see you through
With strength to press on
To keep on keeping on

To be e joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayerRo 12:12
With eyes on Christ and His mercy –
Ro 12:1
Press on
Press on to finish strong!

Psalm 33:18 AMPC … Behold, the Lord’s eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness …

Only by focusing on Christ with His mercy in view, can we press on and finish strong!

Romans 12:1-2 AMPC … I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

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Lord, lighten my eyes to behold Your beautiful face! –Ps 13:3

Quicken{revive} me according to Your word and ways, that I might rejoice in You as I run this race. –Ps 119:37Ps 85:6, He 12:3

Turn my eyes upon Jesus!

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Related:
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Held in His Gaze{blog}

 

 

Held in His Gaze

December 14, 2015

Psalm 17:8 AMP … Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye; Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings …

From NetBible Ps 17:8

  • NET … Protect me as you would protect the pupil of your eye! …
  • NLT … Guard me as the apple of your eye. …
  • BBE … Keep me as the light of your eyes, covering me with the shade of your wings …
  • keep[08104] = to guard, protect, watch with care, preserve
    * same as  Ps 121:3Ps 121:4Ps 121:5Ps 121:7 & Ps 121:8

Oh to be kept as the apple of His eye!
Held in His gaze …

Lift up your eyes!

Psalm 121:1-2 AMPC … 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.

He keeps/helps those who look to Him! Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and be held in His gaze!

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Oh to be kept as the apple of His eye!
Held in His gaze
Eye to eye –Ps 32:8
Single focus
On Jesus
Filled with His marvelous light – 1Pe 2:9
Whom shall I fear? –Ps 27:1

Held in His gaze
Mind stayed
Trusting Jesus
Held in His perfect peace –Is 26:3
King Eternal forevermore –Is 26:4, 1Tim 1:17
He reigns!

Luke 11:34 AMP … The eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is clear [spiritually perceptive, focused on God], your whole body also is full of light [benefiting from God’s precepts]. But when it is bad [spiritually blind], your body also is full of darkness [devoid of God’s word].

Related:
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Shine

December 4, 2015

Shine as lights in the world, holding fast, holding forth, the word of life.Phil 2:14-16

From NetBible Phil 2:16

  • hold fast/hold forth[1907] = apply, to observe, attend to, present

Keep your lamps trimmed –Mt 25:7
Burning with fresh oil –Lk 12:35
Shining as lights in this dark world
Hold fast, Hold forth
The golden oil
Honey from the Rock
Oil from the flinty crag –Dt 32:13
His Holy Spirit empowered word
Stronger than a lion
Sweeter than honey –Jdg 14:18
Hold fast, Hold forth
His Holy Spirit empowered word
The only Word of Life
Jesus Christ
Word of Truth –Eph 6:14,17
Light of the world –Mt 5:14
Everlasting Life!

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John 17:3 AMP
And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.

John 14:6 AMP
Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

John 8:12 AMP
Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the Light which is Life.

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Word Study

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From NetBible Mt 25:7

trimmed[2885] lamps = to put in order, arrange, make ready, prepare

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Luke 12:35 AMP … Keep your loins girded and your lamps burning …
From NetBible Lk 12:35

KJV … Let your loins be girded about
*girded about with truth – ready to run

NIV … and keep your lamps burning
NASB … and keep your lamps lit.
KJV … and your lights burning.
*Clarke: Let the candle of the Lord be always found burning brightly in your hand.

You are my lamp/candle, O LORD; the LORD turns my darkness into light. -2 Sam 22:29

You, O LORD, keep my lamp/candle burning; my God turns my darkness into light. -Ps 18:28

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Answer to Samson’s Riddle Judge 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! -Ps 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. -Jdg 14:6

=> His Holy Spirit empowered word

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