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Be Alert-Stand Firm-The Lord IS Near!

November 9, 2019

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Amplified Bible (AMP)
13 Be on guard; stand firm in your faith [in God, respecting His precepts and keeping your doctrine sound]. Act like [mature] men and be courageous; be strong. 14 Let everything you do be done in love [motivated and inspired by God’s love for us].
Psalm 145:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
18 The Lord is near to all who call on Him,
To all who call on Him in truth (without guile).

Keep alert – on guard
Stand firm in your faith
Be courageous – be strong
1 Corinthians 16:13
Let all that you do be done in love1 Corinthians 16:14
Because the Lord is near!Psalms 145:18

Be Alert-Stand Firm-The Lord IS Near!{prayer}

Hope = A Work of Faith & Labor of Love

November 8, 2019

1Thessalonians 1:2-3We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. 3 We continually remember before{in the sight of} our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance/perseverance/patience and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
1Corinthians 13:13There are three things that will endure{abide[3306]}––faith, hope, and love––and the greatest of these is love.
What do you do when the “odds” seem stacked against you? When you are tempted to give up hope in the face of a seemingly impossible situation?

  • Come in prayer before the sight of our God and Father
  • Ask the Lord to encourage you through the Holy Spirit and Scripture
  • Remember the three things that endure
    • Faith, Love and Hope in our Lord Jesus Christ
      =>He is able to do what no other can, no matter how impossible it looks!

=> Enduring patient Hope is a work of Faith and labor of Love in the Lord Jesus Christ!


Nothing is ever too hard or impossible WITH God. –Matthew 17:20
The power of His love makes all things possible!
He is able to do far more than all we can ask
Or imagine! –Ephesians 3:14-21
Surrender all to the Lord – He cares for you. –1Peter 5:7
Trust Him!

1Peter 5:5-7 NET … God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
Ephesians 3:19-21
New Living Translation (NLT)
19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. 21 Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.

Romans 15:5-6 New Living Translation (NLT)
5 May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. 6 Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus is My Joy

November 6, 2019

My answer to the question:
Who is Jesus to you?
Jesus is my joy
In His presence is fullness of joy
This joy of Jesus is for now and forever –Psalms 16:11
Jesus is the Everlasting God –Isaiah 40:28-31;Psalms 90:1-2
Everlasting Joy –Isaiah 35:10, 51:11
My favorite way to share the joy of Jesus
Is through worship –Psalms 33:1,147:1
I can’t believe this joy in Jesus is for me
Is mine! –Song Solomon 6:3
Psalms 33:1 NKJV … Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.
Psalms 147:1 NKJV … Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant, and praise is beautiful.
Song Solomon 6:3 NKJV … My beloved has gone to his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed His flock in the gardens, and to gather lilies. 3 I am my Beloved’s, and my Beloved is mine. He feeds his flock among the lilies.


Word Study
From NetBible Ps 16:11
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence[06440] is fullness[07648] of joy[08057]; In Your right hand there are pleasures[05273] forever.

  • presence[06440] = before the face of
  • fullness[07648] = abundance, satisfied – in excess
  • joy[08057] = celebrate, take great pleasure in – exceeding joy=fullness
  • pleasures[05273] = delight, sweetness, sweet music /singing
  • * abundance of joy[08057] is with Your face/presence[06440]
    -The plural form of the noun שִׂמְחָה {simkhah, “joy”-may emphasize the degree of joy experienced.} occurs only here and in
    Ps 45:15They are bubbling with joy as they walk in procession and enter the royal palace.
    Ps 45:1My heart overflows[07370] with a good theme; I address my verses to the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
  • overflows[07370] = is moved, gushing – indites{ boils or bubbles up – a metaphor taken from a fountain that sends up its waters from the earth in this way.}

From NetBible Ps 147:1
Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; For it is pleasant[05273], and praise is beautiful.

  • pleasant[05273] = delight, sweetness, sweet music /singing **same as pleasure in Psalm 16:11!


Light Has No Shadow

October 24, 2019

Light has no shadow!
God is light
In Him there is no darkness at all!
1John 1:5
He never changes or casts shifting shadowsJames 1:17
Jesus Christ the Light of the worldJohn 8:12
The Spotless Lamb
Pure and Holy1Peter 1:19
The Word made flesh, full of grace and truthJohn 1:14
In Him was life and the life was the light of mankindJohn 1:4
The Lamb
The lamp and light of the city of God!Revelation 21:23
{There will be no night there} –Revelation 21:25
1 John 1:5 NASB … This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

From NetBible 1Jn 1:5

  • 3 Claims: 1 John 6, 8, 10 NASB
    • 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth
    • 8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.
    • 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar and His word is not in us.
  • 3 Counter Claims: 1 John 7, 9, 2:1 NASB
    • 7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin
    • 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 
    • 2:1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

James 1:17 AMPC … Every good gift and every perfect (free, large, full) gift is from above; it comes down from the Father of all [that gives] light, in [the shining of] Whom there can be no variation [rising or setting] or shadow cast by His turning [as in an eclipse].

… who does not change like shifting shadows. NIV
… with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. NASB
… Unlike them[the heavenly lights], He never changes or casts shifting shadows. NLT
… with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. NRSV
… with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. NKJV

Revelation 21:22-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty [the Omnipotent, the Ruler of all] and the Lamb are its temple. 23 And the city has no need of the sun nor of the moon to give light to it, for the glory (splendor, radiance) of God has illumined it, and the Lamb is its lamp and light. 24 The nations [the redeemed people from the earth] will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring into it their glory. 25 By day (for there will be no night there) its gates will never be closed [in fear of evil]; 26 and they will bring the glory (splendor, majesty) and the honor of the nations into it; 27 and nothing that defiles or profanes or is unwashed will ever enter it, nor anyone who practices abominations [detestable, morally repugnant things] and lying, but only those [will be admitted] whose names have been written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Again I Say Rejoice!

October 23, 2019

Psalm 107:1-2,8 Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His loyal love endures for ever{never runs out}. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has delivered from the hand of the enemy …
… 8 Let them give thanks to the Lord for His loyal love, and for the amazing things He has done for people!

A Song:
Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice in the Lord always
Again I say rejoice! –Phil 4:4

Rejoice, give thanks for the Lord He is good
His love endures

Rejoice, give thanks, let the redeemed of the Lord say so
For He has done great things …

He has done great things
He has done great things
He has done great things
Bless the Lord oh my soul –Ps 103:2
Again I say rejoice!


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 … Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Jesus Come and Move

October 13, 2019

A Song:
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
Come and do what You do
Redeemer, Savior, Healer
Reveal Yourself Faithful and True –Rev 19:11-13
Word of God
Move in the Way that You do! –Lk 1:36-37
Jesus Word of God –Jn 1:1,14
Faithful and true –Rev 19:11-13
Move in the Way that You do! –Lk 1:36-37
Psalm 103:1-5 NLT … Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. 2 Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. 3 He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. 4 He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. 5 He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
Luke 1:37 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
37 For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment.


Keep Spiritually Sharp

October 12, 2019

Ecclesiastes 10:10 NLT … Since a dull ax requires great strength, sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.

From NetBible Ecc 10:10

  • The point is that it is a waste of a great deal of strength and energy. If a person is not smart{wise}, he will have to use a lot of energy and waste his efficiency.


Keep spiritually sharp
Do not let your ears become dull(
hard of hearing)
From drinking only milk and thirsting for water{
Without eating solid food.
Heb 5:11-14; Amos 8:11-14
Pay attention and apply the words of the wisePro 22:17
Keep/obey His word that you may livePs 119:17
Have them ready on your lips
So that your trust may be in the LORD. –Pro 22:18-19
Praise the Lord! How blessed is the one who fears/obeys the Lord, who takes great delight in keeping His commands! –Ps 112:1;Jn 14:23
Proverbs 22:17-19 Amplified Bible (AMP)
17 Listen carefully and hear the words of the wise,
And apply your mind to my knowledge;
18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them in mind [incorporating them as guiding principles]; Let them be ready on your lips [to guide and strengthen yourself and others].
19 So that your trust and reliance and confidence may be in the Lord, I have taught these things to you today, even to you.

John 14:21-23 Amplified Bible (AMP)
21 The person who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and reveal Myself to him [I will make Myself real to him].” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) asked Him, “Lord, what has happened that You are going to reveal Yourself to us and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered, “If anyone [really] loves Me, he will keep My word (teaching); and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our dwelling place with him.
Sharpen Your Blade{prayer}

Fight from a Place of Rest

October 11, 2019

Psalms 149:4-6 … 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 …
The LORD takes delight in His people
He adorns the humble with victory
Ps 149:4
Be joyful in glory
Sing aloud from a position of rest
Ps 149:5
From a position of “Trust in the Lord”
Fight your battles from this place of rest
2Chron 20:20-22
High praises in your mouth
And a double-edged sword in your hand
Ps 149:6
Secure beneath His wings
Ps 32:7, 91:4
The battle belongs to the Lord!
Pro 21:31

Psalm 63:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings [where I am always protected] I sing for joy.

Psalm 32:7 Amplified Bible (AMP)
7 You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble;
You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 91:4 Amplified Bible (AMP)
4 He will cover you and completely protect you with His pinions,
And under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and a wall.


Remember the Good Way

October 4, 2019

Jeremiah 6:16This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls”. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

ASK Jesus where the “Good Way” is
And walk in it! –
Jere 6:16
Follow Him even if nobody else does!
Jesus IS the ONLY good WAY, TRUTH and LIFE!
Jn 14:6
There is a way that seems right to a person,  but its end is the way that leads to death. Pro 14:12, 16:25
For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction and many enter through it
Enter through the narrow gate –
Jn 10:7
Narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Remember the “Good” Way is narrow! –Mt 7:13-14

Safeguard sound wisdom and discretion
Then you will walk in safety
And not stumble.
Pro 3:21,23
Wisdom’s ways are pleasant
And all her paths are peaceful. 
Pro 3:17

Word Study
From NetBible Proverbs 3:17

  • pleasant[05278] = kind, delightful, beautiful
  • peaceful[07965] = complete, sound, safe

Lord – Lead me{prayer}

Lift Your Heart in Praise

September 27, 2019

Psalm 42:11 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
11 Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my countenance, and my God.

From ODB – Look Up
“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God” (Ps 42:11). That’s good advice for anyone who is facing discouragement.
Lift up your eyes, discouraged one,
The Lord your help will be;
New strength will come from Him who said,
“For rest, come unto Me.” —Anon.
When you can’t find a way out, look up!

The best way to “Look Up!” is to “Lift Your Heart in Praise!”


#ScripturePrayer Lord-please give me a heart of praise
That I may lift my voice & adore Your name
Sing praise from the depths of a grateful heart
To the One who is always faithful
Jesus–Always the same.
The help of my countenance
My God. –Heb 13:8;Ps 42:11 –Heb 13:8;Ps 42:11
Psalm 42:11-Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God&Wait expectantly for Him-For I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my countenance & my God.
=>The best way to look up&hope is to lift your❤in praise!