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Trust His Faithfulness

August 3, 2017


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Psalm 33:4-5For the word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. 5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing loyal love.
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The word of the Lord is right and true
All His work is done in faithfulness and truth
Everything He does is worthy of our trust!
Ps 33:4
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The Lord’s faithfulness extends throughout the earth.Ps 33:5
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He will shelter you with his wings; You will find safety under His wings. His faithfulness and truth is like a shield or a protective wall.Ps 91:4
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O Lord, please do not withhold Your compassion from me. May Your unfailing loyal love, faithfulness and truth continually protect and preserve me! –Ps 40:11

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 33:4

  • NIV … For the word of the LORD is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.
  • NASB … ……  all His work is done in faithfulness.
  • NLT …  …….. everything He does is worthy of our trust.
  • NKJV … …… all His work is done in truth.
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

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From NetBible Ps 91:4 & Ps 40:11

  • faithfulness[0571] = firmness, steadfastness, truth, trustworthiness

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From NetBible Ps 40:11

  • compassion[07356] = tender mercies
  • unfailing loyal love[02617] = goodness, kindness, faithfulnes
    ** same word in Ps 33:5

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Take Joy in Your Shield{prayer}

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 Shepherd

June 19, 2017

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The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. –Ps 23:1

Jesus the good shepherd lays down His life for His sheep

[Jesus]I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep –Jn 10:14-15

Jesus is the great Shepherd raised from the dead who equips through the blood right now

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, 21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. –He 13:20-21

Jesus the Chief Shepherd will return and His sheep will receive the unfading crown of glory

Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2 shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; 3 nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. –1Pe 5:1-4

Lord, save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them; Carry them in your arms forever. –Ps 28:9

Jewish Hours of Prayer and Jesus Crucified

May 25, 2017

The regular Jewish hours of prayer were three in number – morning, noon, evening.(12 hours) –Dan 6:10;Ps 55:17

Jesus fulfills the daily offering – one lamb offered for the morning sacrifice and one offered for the evening sacrifice.

Numbers 28:3-8 … You shall say to them, ‘This is the offering by fire which you shall offer to the Lord: two male lambs one year old without defect as a continual burnt offering every day. 4 You shall offer the one lamb in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight; 5 also a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil. 6 It is a continual burnt offering which was ordained in Mount Sinai as a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the Lord. 7 Then the drink offering with it shall be a fourth of a hin for each lamb, in the holy place you shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to the Lord. 8 The other lamb you shall offer at twilight; as the grain offering of the morning and as its drink offering, you shall offer it, an offering by fire, a soothing aroma to the Lord.
*twilight = between the two evenings(9th hour)

Jesus fulfills the Passover sacrifice. –1 Cor 5:7-8;1Pe 1:18-19
Jesus died on the fourteenth day of the first month—at the ninth hour.
Mt 27:45-50; Mk 15:33-37; Lk 23:44-46

Exodus 12:5-6The Passover Lamb … 5 Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight.
*twilight = between the two evenings(9th hour)

The Lord’s Supper is linked with preparation of the Passover Lamb. The Last Supper => the “New Covenant” made (Jer 31:31). The lamb abolished, bread and wine substituted.Mt 26:20-29;Mk 14:17-25;Lk 22:14-23
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Jewish Hours of Prayer and Jesus Crucified
Morning
Sacrifice
3rd Hour 9am
Midpoint
sunrise & noon
Acts 2:15
Jesus lifted up on the cross
Mk 15:25
Noon
Sacrifice
6th Hour Noon
(main meal)
Mt 15:36; Acts 27:35
From 6th-9th hour darkness
Mt 27:45;Mk 15:33;Lk 23:44
Evening
Sacrifice
9th Hour 3pm
Midpoint
noon & sunset
Acts 3:1, 10:30
Jesus yields up His Spirit
Mt 27:46;Mk 15:34;Lk 23:44-49
The Last Supper
Mt 26:20-29;Mk 14:17-25;Lk 22:14-23
Passover Lamb
Ex 12:5-6

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From NetBible: Hours Of Prayer

The regular hours of prayer were three in number, as we may infer from Ps 55:17;Dan 6:10. The first coincided with the morning sacrifice, at the 3rd hour of the morning, at 9 AM therefore (Acts 2:15). The second was at the 6th hour, or at noon, and may have coincided with the thanksgiving for the chief meal of the day, a religious custom apparently universally observed (Mt 15:36; Acts 27:35). The 3rd hour of prayer coincided with the evening sacrifice, at the ninth hour (Acts 3:1, 10:30).

The Chronology of the Crucifixion
Jesus Fulfills Passover

Kept All Through the Night

May 23, 2017

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

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All through the night
Kept by the One who neither slumbers or sleeps
Ps 121:3
Light of the world – Light in the darknessJn 8:12
O Lord, even the darkness is not too dark for You to seePs 139:12
Kept all thru the night by His hand
Never out of reach to keep –
Ps 139:10
Kept – until the Son the Light of Life –
Jn 8:12
Arises on the wings of dawn –
Ps 139:9
And turns all darkness to dawn’s morning light. –
Ps 30:5

The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? Ps 27:1

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And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you].
–1Thess 5:23-24

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Sustain and Renew

April 28, 2017

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Jeremiah 15:16 NLT … Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, O LORD God Almighty.
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Sustain me O Lord
As You promise

Revive me with Your WordPs 119:107
Beneath Your Wings
In my secret place of rest –
Ps 91:1
I wait on and trust in You
You restore my soul 
Ps 23:3 
Your word renews. 

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Prayer:
Ephesians 4:23-24[May] you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

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Sustain me O Lord-Revive me with UrWord-Under Ur Wings in mySecretPlace ofRest-U restore&Ur Word Renews! #ThankJesus
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#ScripturePrayer May Ur spirit be renewed-TODAY-In the likeness ofJESUS inRighteousness&Holiness of HisTruth #Praise
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Word Study
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From NetBible  Ps 119:116
Sustain{uphold} me according to Your Word{promise}, that I may live[02421]; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope{do not let my hopes be dashed}.

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From NetBible  Ps 119:107
I am suffering terribly. O Lord, revive[02421] me with Your word!

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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[02421].

  • 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

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

  • restores[07725] = to bring back, to restore, refresh, repair
  • soul[05315] = life, person, mind, living being
    *from [05314] = to take breath, refresh oneself

From Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

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Set the Lord Always Before!

April 17, 2017

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Trust in the Lord – your refuge
Seek His face
Set Him always before
Rejoice and rest secure
In His mighty right hand – upheld –
Ps 63:8
Be filled with His joy forevermore!

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Psalm 16:7-11 NLT
7 I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
9 No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.
My body rests in safety.
10 For you will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow your holy one to rot in the grave.
11 You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you forever.

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Thank You Lord that You are our refuge, our hope. Show each of us how to ‘set the LORD always before’ our hearts & minds. Thank You that as we each do this, we will not be shaken and we will rest secure, safe in Your hands.

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#ScripturePrayer Thank U Lord that as we set U always b4-We will rest Safe&Secure-Upheld in Ur mighty right hand!
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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 16:1

  • *taking refuge in God = seeking His protection/shelter. Seeking His protection implies being loyal to the Lord and putting trust in Him = Trust in the Lord!
  • refuge[02620] = flee for protection, put trust/hope/confidence in
  • keep me safe[08104] = preserve/protect/guard me

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From NetBible Ps 16:8-9
I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved{shaken}. 9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory{tongue} rejoices; My flesh{body} also will rest in hope{secure}.

  • *set the Lord continually before = constantly trust Him and His protection
  • shaken[04131] = slip, be moved, fall
  • *rests secure = rests in safety = rests in hope

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Joyful – Joyful

March 30, 2017


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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Be joyful always; Pray without ceasing; Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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Joyful, Joyful
I will be joyful in the Lord my Savior –Hab 3:18
I will trust in the Lord and not be afraid
With joy I draw water from the wells of salvation –Is 12:3
Jesus my strength
My everlasting song –Ex 15:2,Ps 118:14,Is 12:2
The Lord Jesus Christ be magnified in praise! –Ps 40:16

Psalm 34:3O magnify the LORD with me, And let us exalt His name together.
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Lord, may all who seek You always be joyful; Let them rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, “The LORD be magnified in praise!” –Ps 40:16

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Compassion=Poured Out Oil and Wine

March 28, 2017

Luke 10:33-34 NASB … But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion, 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.

From NetBible Lk 10:33

  • *He felt compassion for him=>compassion becomes the concrete expression of love.

From NetBible Lk 10:34

  • *The ancient practice of pouring oil was designed to comfort, clean and heal the wounds(Is 1:6Mk 6:13Ja 5:14)

From Godvine LK 10:34

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

 

The oil
Anointing oil
Anointed with the Holy Spirit –
Zec 4:6

Mixed with wine
The blood of Jesus –1Co 10:16
The blood of the Lamb
Poured out in compassion …

A healing balm –Jer 8:22
To cleanse
Comfort and –Jn 15:26
Make whole. –Is 1:18

Only by the poured out oil(Holy Spirit) and
The blood(wine)
The compassion of the Lord Jesus Christ

Can we come –He 4:16
Can we bring others
To be made whole …

Isaiah 53:4-5 … Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.

From NetBible Isa 53:4 and Isa 53:5

  • griefs[02483] = sickness, disease, illness, anxiety
  • sorrows[04341] = pain (physical or mental)
  • healed[07495] = to make healthful, to cure

James 5:13-16 NASB … Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; 15 and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

From NetBible Ja 5:15 & Ja 5:16

  • restore[4982] = to keep safe or rescue
    * to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
  • raise him up[1453] = to arouse from the sleep of death to life
    *to cause to rise up as from a bed{a sick bed}
  • healed[2390] = to cure, make whole

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1John 5:6Jesus Christ is the one who came by water and blood – not by the water only, but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.

Psalm 40:11 NASB … You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.

From NetBible Ps 40:11

  • compassion[07356] = tender mercy,  to love deeply, tender affection
  • lovingkindness[02617] = goodness, mercy, kindness, faithfulness, loyal steadfast unfailing love
  • (Your) truth[0571] = firmness, faithfulness, stability, continuance, trustworthiness
  • preserve[05341] = to guard, watch over, keep secret/hidden

His Hope Does Not Disappoint!

March 16, 2017

Romans 15:13 AMPC … May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

Faith – Trust in the Lord fills you with His joy, peace AND overflowing (bubbling over) hope!

Romans 15:4 AMPC … For whatever was thus written in former days was written for our instruction, that by [our steadfast and patient] endurance and the encouragement [drawn] from the Scriptures we might hold fast to and cherish hope.

Cherish this Hope!
His Hope Does NOT Disappoint!

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