Archive for the ‘Words of the Lord’ Category

Follow Hard after the Good Shepherd

October 11, 2018


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Follow hardPs 63:8
Keep the Good Shepherd in your sight –Jn 10:14-15
His sheep lack no good thing –Ps 23:1;Ps 34:10
In paths of righteousnessPs 23:3
The Good Shepherd leads to
Rest in green pastures
Beside still watersPs 23:2
He lays His life down for His sheepJn 10:15
He restores my soul.Ps 23:3

Follow hard and surely you will see
His goodness, His mercy
All your days
Ps 23:6
In His presence as He leads.

Your life upheld Ps 63:8
In His presence eternally Ps 23:6
Fullness of Joy forevermore. –Ps 16:11

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From NetBible Ps 63:8
My soul follows hard after{clings to} You; Your right hand upholds me securely.

  • my soul follows hard[01692] = my soul clings, cleaves, pursues hard enough to overtake, pursues with determination
  • Your right hand upholds[08551] = supports me, secures me
  • * “follow hard” The expression means “to pursue with determination” (see: Judg 20:45; 1 Sam 14:22; 1 Chr 10:2; Jer 42:16).
    => stay right on the heels

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The King of Glory rides on the Clouds

September 23, 2018

Psalm 24:7-10 NASB … Lift up your heads, O gates,
And be lifted up, O ancient 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.
9 Lift up your heads, O gates,
And lift them up, O ancient doors,
That the King of glory may come in!
10 Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
He is the King of glory. Selah.

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Psalm 68:3-4 NKJV … But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.

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Lift up your heads
Ye gates of praisePs 24:7;Ps 84:5;Is 60:18
Sing to YAH
Extol the King of Kings
Lift up a song – Cast up a highway
To Him who rides on the cloudsPs 68:4
Invite His presence
Incline your ear
Sing what you hear –Ps 49:3
Sing a new song
The clouds(witnesses)
Prophesy, drop rain  –Ps 68:8;Jdg 5:4
Opening wisdom, parables(scripture) –Ps 49:4
Drink in His reign/rainDt 32:2;Hos6:3
“Stand” on the Rock and sing(prophesy)
Many will see and put their trust in the Lord –Ps 40:1-4;1Cor 14:31
Exceedingly rejoice in the King
The King of Glory!

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Revelation 19:9-11 NKJV … Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he said to me, “These are the true sayings of God.” 10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
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Psalm 68:3-4 AMP
3 But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice!
4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts—His name is the Lord—be in high spirits and glory before Him!

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…NKJV … 3 But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly. 4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.
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From NetBible Ps 68:4

  • extol[05549] = lift up a song, cast up a highway/way

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Psalm 68:7-10 NKJV

7 O God, when You went out before Your people{in battle}, when You marched through the wilderness, 8 The earth shook; The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God; Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. 9 You, O God, sent a plentiful rain, whereby You confirmed Your inheritance, when it was weary. 10 Your congregation dwelt in it …
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From NetBible Ps 68:7

  • went forth before Your people = lead your people into battle –Jdg 4:14
  • * marched through the wilderness{desert} = describes how the God of Sinai marched across the desert regions to do battle with Sisera and his Canaanite army –Jdg 5:4

From NetBible Ps 68:8Jdg 5:4

  • heavens/clouds dropped/dripped[05197] = prophesy, preach, discourse by inspiration
  • * tells how the God of Sinai came in the storm and annihilated the Canaanite forces led by Sisera. The presence of allusion does not mean, however, that this is a purely historical reference. The psalmist is describing God’s typical appearance as a warrior in terms of his prior self-revelation as ancient events are reactualized in the psalmist’s experience.

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From NetBible Hos 6:3 & Ps 86:11

  • Psalm 86:11 Teach[03384] me Your way, O LORD
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    Hosea 6:3 … So let us know{acknowledge}, let us press on to know{acknowledge} the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering[03384] the earth.
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  • rain watering/teach[03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)

Notice how the word for rain/ watering is the same as teach. This is very comforting. To those who press on to know and acknowledge the Lord with an undivided{pure} heart, He will come like rain to water/teach{fill} personally.

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From NetBible 1Cor 14:31
For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.

  • prophesy[4395] = speak(or sing) divine inspiration: to teach, refute, reprove, admonish, comfort others

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Extol Him who Rides on the Clouds!

September 15, 2018


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Sing to YAH
Extol the King of Kings!
Lift up a song – Cast up a highway to
Him who rides on the clouds
Invite His presence
Then drink in His reign/rain
Exceedingly rejoice in
The King of kings reign/rain!

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Psalm 68:3-4 AMP
3 But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice!
4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts—His name is the Lord—be in high spirits and glory before Him!

NKJV … 3 But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly. 4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, By His name YAH, And rejoice before Him.

From NetBible Ps 68:4

  • extol[05549] = lift up a song, cast up a highway/way

 

Diligently ASK!

August 28, 2018

Ask, Seek, Knock
Matthew 7:7-8Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
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Diligently seek and BELIEVE!
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him , for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
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Praise the Lord
Diligently Ask, Seek and Knock
BELIEVE!
The Lord sees and hears the cry of His people –
Ps 34:15
He knows what is needed
Even before He is asked –
Is 65:24;Mt 6:8
His answer is already on the way
Trust Him!

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Psalm 34:15The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and His ears are attentive{open} to their cry.

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Related:
Diligently ASK!{prayer}
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Come Boldly!

August 24, 2018

Jesus Christ
Consolation
His soothing touch  –
Ps 94:18-19
Well timed comfort from the comforter
Tender mercy in your time of need
Brings joy to your soul!…

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The Lord of ALL comfort –2Cor 1:3
Will never leave you
or forsake you! –
He 13:5
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Come boldly before His throne.

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Hebrews 4:16Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find {well-timed}grace to help in time of need.
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Jesus Christ
Consolation
His soothing touch
Well timed comfort from the comforter
Tender mercy in your time of need
Brings joy to your soul!
=>Come boldly before His throne. –Ps 94:18-19;He 4:16
#ComeBoldly

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From NetBible Ps 94:18-19
If I say, “My foot is slipping,” your loyal love, O Lord, supports me{holds me up}. 19 When anxiety{worry, doubt} was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.

  • consolation[08575] = soothing touch, comfort, compassion, solace

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From NetBible 2Cor 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort …

  • comfort[3874]paraklesis = drawing near for help, consolation, solace, refreshment

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Related:
Come Boldly!{prayer}
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Clay and Treasure

August 12, 2018

Isaiah 64:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 Yet, O Lord, You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our Potter,
And we all are the work of Your hand.

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Father You are our potter
Rework the clayJer 18:4
Cultivate the soilMt 13:8
Break up fallow groundHos 10:12
Anoint with fresh oilPs 92:10
Strengthen with the bread of Your word
And wine to delightPs 104:15
Poured out compassionLk 10:33-34
Beauty for ashes
Joy to captivate heartsIs 61:3
Stir the embers
Breathe on the sparks
Fan the flame2Tim 1:6
Rekindle desireMt 24:12
Open eyes in Your lightPs 36:9
Revive Your bride
To shine.
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Matthew 5:14-16 New Living Translation (NLT)
14 “You are the light of{Christ to} the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Holy Spirit Reign

August 11, 2018

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Psalm 119:105-107 King James Version (KJV)
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. 107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word.

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Psalm 32:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.

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Colossians 3:15 Amplified Bible (AMP)
15 Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always].

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🔥Reign, Holy Spirit, reign!🔥
💦Rain, Holy Spirit, rain!💦

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Psalm 32:8 … I will instruct you and teach[03384] you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.From NetBible   Ps 32:8

  • rain watering/teach[03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)

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Divine Wisdom

August 10, 2018

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Proverbs 1:33 Amplified Bible (AMP)
33 “But whoever listens to me (Wisdom) will live securely{safely} and in confident trust and will be at ease{peace/rest}, without fear or dread of evil.”
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Colossians 2:2-3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
2 [For my hope is] that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in [unselfish] love, so that they may have all the riches that come from the full assurance of understanding [the joy of salvation], resulting in a true [and more intimate] knowledge of the mystery of God, that is, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge [regarding the word and purposes of God].
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Blessed is the one who fears the Lord and
Takes takes great delight in keeping His commands. –
Ps 112:1
They abide in confident trust
Resting in the peace of the Lord
They have no fear of bad news
Their hearts are firm, secure in the Lord. –
Ps 112:7
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Praise the Lord Jesus Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge!
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He is the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this {Zion’s}treasure. –Is 33:6
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#Praise the Lord Jesus Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge! He is the sure foundation for your times-The fear of the LORD is the key to this {Zion’s}treasure. –Col 2:2-3;Is 33:6

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From NetBible Pro 1:33

  • listen[08085] = listen(attentively) to obey, to perceive(intelligently) by ear
  • dwell safely[0983] =  securely, in a place of refuge
    * safety, both the fact (security) and the feeling (trust)
  • ease[07599] = to be at ease, be at peace, rest, rest securely, be quiet

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Divine Wisdom{prayer}

Narrow is the Way

August 9, 2018

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2 Corinthians 4:8-10 New Living Translation (NLT)
8 We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. 9 We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 10 Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
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Matthew 7:13-14 New Living Translation (NLT)
13 “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. 14 But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.
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From NetBible 2Cor 4:8 & Mt 7:14
2Corinthians 4:8We are hard pressed[2346] on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair …
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Matthew 7:14For the gate is small(straight) and the way is narrow[2346] that leads to life, and there are few who find it.

  • Hard pressed[2346] = to press (as grapes), to experience trouble, affliction, distress, narrow

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From NetBible Mt 7:13
Matthew 7:14You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow[4728] gate.

  • narrow[4728] = narrow (from obstacles standing close
    about), strait
    *from [2476] = to cause or make to stand, immovable, firm, steadfast

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Take My Hand

August 8, 2018

Psalm 139:11-12,10 NASB … If I say,
“Surely the darkness will overwhelm/crush[07779] me,
And the light around me will be night,”
12 Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You. …
… 10 Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

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Just when you think darkness is overwhelming
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The Lord reaches out and says
“Take My hand
Trust Me

Let Me show you the Way  –Is 48:17
Be still and know I am God –Ps 46:10
I will help you!”Is 41:10
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Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. Lead me by Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior. All day long I put my hope in You. …
… O keep me, Lord, and deliver me; let me not be ashamed or disappointed, for my trust and my refuge are in You. –Ps 25:4-5,20

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My Hope is in You Lord!{prayer}

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