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Blessed Be Your Name – Everlasting God!

March 13, 2020

The Everlasting God does not faint or grow weary
He reigns forever!Isaiah 40:28
Blessed be the name of the Lord
From the rising of the sun to its going downPsalm 113:3
Blessed be His glorious name
Both now and forevermore! –Psalm 113:2

Lyrics:
Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord

Every blessing You pour out I’ll
Turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won’t grow weary

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

You won’t grow weary

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name

You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

Blessed be Your glorious name!

Be Amazed!

February 25, 2020

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Today – get a glimpse of how wide – how deep- how great is the love of Christ for you. –Ephesians 3:18
Be amazed!

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Ephesians 3:14-21 New Living Translation (NLT)
Paul’s Prayer for Spiritual Growth
14 When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, 15 the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. 16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 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.
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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.

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Father – Remind Me You’re Here!

February 12, 2020


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God’s presence quiets/soothes/renews our hearts
With His love –Zeph 3:17
Let Him speak an assuring word to your heart. –Ps 119:50
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COME –
In the shadow of His wings
In the secret place
Come and find rest –Ps 91:1
Sweet mercy –Ps 57:1
Be held in perfect peace
As you cling to Him –Ps 63:7-8
Trust in the Lord Jesus –Is 26:3
He will not leave you comfortless! –John 14:18
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=>Intimacy with the Lord brings His rest, mercy, peace, comfort and healing!
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Word Study
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Psalm 119:49-50 AMPC … Remember [fervently] the word and promise to Your servant, in which You have caused me to hope. This is my comfort and consolation in my affliction: that Your word has revived me and given me life.
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From NetBible Ps 119:50

  • affliction[06040] = suffering, pain, sorrow, trouble
  • revived[02421] gives life, quickened, restored, refreshed
    –>from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death
    His quickened word –>revives, refreshes, restores, brings hope, healing and life!

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Job 42:5I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You{Lord}
From NetBible Job 42:5

  • * Job is simply saying that this experience of God was real and personal – more intimate than before

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Jesus – Your Name = Strong and Mighty Tower

February 11, 2020


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From:
https://ourdailybread.ca/storm-chasers/
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Prayer: Thank You, Father, that You’re with me in my struggles and Your power is greater than any storm on my horizon.
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INSIGHT

The author of Psalm 107 is unknown. Many scholars believe it was written sometime after a remnant of Jews returned to Israel following their seventy-year exile in Babylon. The psalm features four types of people in distress and how God rescued them. They include those in the wilderness (vv. 4–9), people in captivity (vv. 10–16), those who are sick (vv. 17–22), and those in distress (vv. 23–32). In each section we find the refrain: “Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress” (vv. 6, 13, 19, 28). And each time after God graciously delivers them, the people are exhorted: “Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind” (vv. 8, 15, 21, 31).

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With a MIGHTY Hand!

January 27, 2019

The Lord’s Hand is MIGHTY!
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With a mighty hand & an outstretched arm

=>{mighty[02389] = strong, powerful, great, victorious}
His love endures forever! –Ps 136:12
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Full of compassion & mercy
– new every morning
{like today!} –Lam 3:22-23
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Jesus, mighty to save/deliver
The King of kings, Lord of lords
Zep 3:17;Rev 19:11-16
Mighty to act on your behalf!!!!2Chron 16:9
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Wait{rely/trust} on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! –Ps 27:14
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Lamentations 3:22-23 AMPC … 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.
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Psalm 27:14 AMPC … Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and EXPECT the Lord!

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Wonderful Counsellor

December 2, 2018


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Wonderful
Counsellor,
Mighty God,
Prince of Peace.

Awesome and wonderful,
Jesus our Counsellor,
you are Almighty God,
Prince of Peace.

Jesus Christ,
God with us,
Immanuel,
Prince of Peace.
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Isaiah 9:6-7For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace There will be no end, Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, To order it and establish it with judgment and justice From that time forward, even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
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Matthew 1:23“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”
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Luke 2:11-15For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

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The Sheep and The Good Shepherd

October 25, 2018


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A Song:

Chorus:
Keep in step, keep in step
With the Lord your God  –Gal 5:25
Keep in step, keep in step
Follow hard –Ps 63:8

V1:
With the Good Shepherd –Ps 23:1;Jn 10:14-15
In your sight
Not by power, Nor by might  –Zec 4:6
But by His Spirit follow close behind
Trust the Lord, taste and see –Ps 34:8
Surely, Forever, His goodness, His mercy
Follow as He leads –Ps 23:6

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John 10:24-30The Jews then gathered around Him, and were saying to Him, “How long will You keep us in suspense? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. 26 But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”
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Soften My Heart

June 28, 2017

Give Me Faith
Elevation Worship

Verse:
I need You to soften my heart,
To break me apart.
I need You to open my eyes,
To see that You’re shaping my life.

Pre-Chorus:
All I am,
I surrender.

Chorus:
Give me faith to trust what You say
That You’re good, and Your love is great.
I’m broken inside, I give You my life.

Verse 2:
I need You to soften my heart,
To break me apart.
I need You to pierce through the dark
And cleanse every part of me.

Bridge:
I may be weak, but
Your Spirit’s strong in me.
My flesh may fail, but
My God You never will.

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What does this prayer mean? What does softening your heart have to do with breaking “me” apart? Opening eyes? Cleansing? Surrender?

Psalm 51:17The (acceptable)sacrifices of God are a broken(humble, surrendered) spirit; A broken and a contrite(repentant) heart, O God, You will not despise(reject).

Psalm 51:7-13 NASB … Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and sustain me with a willing spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will be converted to You.

What is the opposite of a soft, humble, surrendered heart? Isn’t it a hard heart?

Mark 8:17-18 NASB … And Jesus, aware of this, *said to them, “Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? 18 Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember?

Symptoms of hard heart = unable to see(perceive), unable to understand, unable to hear, and unable to remember. A hard heart – this is what must be broken apart.

Philippians 1:9-11 NKJV … And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

The strong’s word – heilikrines [1506] for sincere in this prayer is very interesting. It means pure, sincere, unsullied. Looking more closely at this word, we see it is actually a compound word. The first part comes from heile (the sun’s ray), the second from krino (to judge). So the two parts together mean to be found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light!

What a beautiful picture of a sincere/pure (soft)heart!

The heart of one with a “sincere” devotion to the Lord will be found pure when examined and judged by the Son, the light of the world. It will be a heart that has willingly submitted to Lord’s searching and cleansing.

From NetBbible Phil 1:10

  • *sincere – heilikrines[1506] = pure, unsullied
    *found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light
    *from heile (the sun’s ray) and [2919]; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested as genuine (figuratively):-pure, sincere.

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Psalm 139:23-24Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; 24 And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

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Related:
Pure Sincere Hearts{prayer}

Break Every Chain

June 26, 2017

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Break Every Chain

There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus

To break every chain
Break every chain
Break every chain

All sufficient sacrifice
So freely given
Such a price
Bought our redemption
Heaven’s gates swing wide

There’s an army rising up
There’s an army rising up
There’s an army rising up

To break every chain
Break every chain
Break every chain
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2Timothy 2:1-3,8-10 NKJV … Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. …
… 8 Remember that Jesus Christ, of the seed of David, was raised from the dead according to my gospel, 9 for which I[Paul] suffer trouble as an evildoer, even to the point of chains; but the word of God is not chained. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

We are enlisted in the army of the Lord
Engaged in warfare as a soldier; a faithful witness
Whose sole purpose is to please our commander Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ the seed of David
Raised from the dead
Shows both His humanity and deity
His worthiness as the Lamb(1Cor 5:7) and only divine mediator(1Tim 2:5).

Paul as a good soldier suffered
Even to the point of chains(
Eph 6:10-20)
That others might obtain salvation.

The good news is that the word of God is not chained!
But breaks every chain(Jn 1:1,14)
– even the last chain of death(
1Cor 15:17,26-27).

There is power in the name of Jesus!(Phil 2:9-11;Acts 4:12)

Psalm 107:14 NKJV … He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces.

Isaiah 61:1-3 NKJV … The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, 3 To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

John 8:31-32 NASB … [Jesus says] “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Philippians 2:9-11 NKJV … Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Acts 4:12 NKJV … Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

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Paul’s Prayer:
Ephesians 6:19-20Pray for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.