Archive for the ‘Words of the Lord’ Category

Seek and Draw Close

February 18, 2019

Isaiah 30:20-21Though the Lord gives you “the bread of adversity” and “the water of affliction”, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. 21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.
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Seek and draw close1Chron 16:11
Close to King Jesus
The rain{reign} of His presence
Brings life and refreshmentPro 16:15
Draw close enough to see “eye to eye”
See with “the eyes of His dove” Song 4:1;Song 1:15; Song 5:12
He will come like rain Hos 6:3
And teach you the way in which you should go! Ps 32:8
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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.
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Hosea 6:3 … So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain[03384] watering the earth.
.From NetBible   Ps 32:8Hos 6:3

  • 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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Isaiah 30:20 Commentary = some interpret teacher as the same word as rain, because doctrine from the mouth of a teacher drops like rain upon the tender herb, and as showers on the grass –Dt 32:2

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Mountain of the Lord

February 15, 2019

ProVision seen in the mount of the Lord –Gen 22:2,14
Upon the mountain of spices
Until the day breaks and the shadows flee Sos 4:6, 2:17
A strong scent released
The fragrance of Christ 
2Cor 2:15-16
A voice of rejoicing Ps 118:15
Triumph in His praisePs 106:47
I will not die, but livePs 118:17
As the Lord meets needs
In unexpected and surprising ways! Phil 4:19

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Psalm 118:14-17 AMPC … The Lord is my Strength and Song; and He has become my Salvation. 15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation{deliverance} is in the tents{tabernacles} and private dwellings of the [uncompromisingly] righteous: the right hand of the Lord does valiantly and achieves strength! 16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly and achieves strength! 17 I shall not die but live, and shall declare the works and recount the illustrious acts of the Lord.

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Related:
Marvelous Sight{blog}
Marvelous Sight{prayer}

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Song 4:6Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.

  • The hill of frankincense is Calvary, where, “through the eternal Spirit He offered Himself”{a fragrant offering –Eph 5:2}; the mountain of myrrh is His embalmment & burial in the garden(Jn 19:39-42) till the resurrection “daybreak.” (*from Jameison-Fausset-Brown)a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil{usually made from myrrh}, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table . -Mt 26:7Many commentaries think the mountain of myrrh – Heb mor, points to Mt Moriah- the place of myrrh(referring to the spices burnt as incense) where the temple was built(2 Chr 3:1) and where Abraham offered up his son Isaac, foreshadowing Christ’s sacrifice. (Matthew Henry, Wikipedia) Abraham called this place ‘The LORD Will Provide’. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided{seen}” (Gen 22:2,14).

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Genesis 22:14And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be provided.”

  • From NetBible Gen 22:14
    The–LORD–Will–Provide[03070] = Jehovah-jireh = “Jehovah sees”
    *from [03068] and [07200]; Jehovah will see (to it) => the Lord sees and provides for the necessities of His servants
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    * a symbolical name for Mount Moriah => Here Solomon’s temple was built, on the spot that had been the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite (2 Sam. 24:24, 252 Chr. 3:1
    =>”Mount Moriah” of the Chronicles is identical with the “mountain” in “the land of Moriah” of Genesis, and that the spot on which Jehovah appeared to David, and on which the temple was built, was the very spot of the sacrifice of Isaac.
    => now covered by “Dome of the Rock”
  • provided[07200] = seen, looked at, perceived, have vision

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Smoldering Wick

February 6, 2019


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A song:
Sweet, sweet Holy Spirit
Sweet Spirit of life
Jesus I need You
Breathe on me
Breathe on me once again  –Job 33:4
Refresh, revive, restore –Ps 85:6
Fan into flame –2Tim 1:6
Oh how sweet the fragrance of Christ –2Cor 2:14-16
My strength my beautiful song! –Is 12:2
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“He will not break the bruised reed, nor quench the smoking flax.” Doth not that suit thy case? A reed, helpless, insignificant, and weak, a bruised reed, out of which no music can come; weaker than weakness itself; a reed, and that reed bruised, yet, He will not break thee; but on the contrary, will restore and strengthen thee. Thou art like the smoking flax: no light, no warmth, can come from thee; but He will not quench thee; He will blow with His sweet breath of mercy till He fans thee to a flame”. -Spurgeon
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Psalm 150:6 AMP
6 Let everything that has breath and every breath of life praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
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Job 33:4 AMP … [It is] the Spirit of God that made me [which has stirred me up], and the breath of the Almighty that gives me life [which inspires me].
From NetBible  Job 33:4

  • Spirit[07307] of God = wind/breath of heaven, Holy Spirit, inspires prophetic utterances, Shekinah glory manifest
  • breath[05397] of the Almighty = spirit of God, divine inspiration
  • gives life [02421]revives, quickens, restores, refreshes
    • from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death

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From NetBible Ps 85:6
Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?

  • revive[02421] = to live, to bring/restore to life, to quicken
    * from sickness, discouragement, faintness, death
  • rejoice[08055] = be glad, make glad, to brighten up, make joyful

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From NetBible  Ps 150:6
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

  • breath[05397] = spirit of God, divine inspiration
  • praise[01984] = shine, flash forth light, celebrate

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Face Discouragement – Be Bold!

February 2, 2019

Deuteronomy 31:8The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
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Discouraged? Afraid? Terrified? Broken? Shattered?
These feelings come from the spirit of fear and intimidation who wants you to remain silent and give up!
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The antidote = confidence and trust in the Lord. Proclaim it!
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Lord Jesus I am confident of this:
You began a good work in me and
You are faithful to complete it!
Phil 1:6
You have not given me a spirit of fear
But of power and of love and of a sound mind.2Tim 1:7
I refuse to be intimidated or discouraged Phil 1:28
Instead I will speak Your word boldly without fearPhil 1:14
For You go before me and are with me
You, the Lord Jesus Christ are able to keep me
And enable me to stand firm! 
Jude 1:24
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To the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord
Be glory, majesty, dominion and authority
Before all time and now and forever. Amen. 
Jude 1:25
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From NetBible Dt 31:8
The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

  • leave[07503] = fail, forsake, withdraw{His presence}
    *from [07495] = to heal, cure, mend repair, make whole
  • forsake[05800] = depart from, desert, abandon, loose{let go of}
  • discouraged[02865] = afraid, terrified, broken, shattered

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From NetBible Phil 1:14
most of the brethren in the Lord, having become confident by my chains, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.

  • bold[5111] = not to dread or shun through fear

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From NetBible Phil 1:28
in no way be intimidated by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and that too, from God.

  • intimidated[4426] = terrified, frightened, alarmed

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From NetBible Jude 1:24
Now to the one who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to cause you to stand, rejoicing, without blemish before His glorious presence …

  • keep from stumbling[679] = enables to stand firm, exempt from falling

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Philippians 1:6 AMP
6 I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return].
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2 Timothy 1:7 AMP
7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].
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Philippians 1:27-28 AMP
27 Only [be sure to] lead your lives in a manner [that will be] worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I do come and see you or remain absent, I will hear about you that you are standing firm in one spirit [and one purpose], with one mind striving side by side [as if in combat] for the faith of the gospel. 28 And in no way be alarmed or intimidated [in anything] by your opponents, for such [constancy and fearlessness on your part] is a [clear] sign [a proof and a seal] for them of [their impending] destruction, but [a clear sign] for you of deliverance and salvation, and that too, from God.
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Jude 1:24-25 AMP
24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling or falling into sin, and to present you unblemished [blameless and faultless-cause you to stand] in the presence of His glory with triumphant joy and unspeakable delight, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and power, before all time and now and forever. Amen.
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Related:
Face the Wind{blog}

Songs in my Heart

February 1, 2019


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Songs in my heart
Heart blossoms unfolding with the Son’s lightPs 97:11, 119:130
Melodies bearing the sweet fragrance of life2Cor 2:15-16
The Word of Christ dwelling richly
Full of wisdom
Full of insight.  –Col 3:15-17
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Jesus
My strength
My song Ex 15:2;Ps 28:7
My smile Ps 42:11
My everlasting delight! Ps 16:11
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Psalm 28:7 AMP … The Lord is my strength and my [impenetrable] shield; My heart trusts [with unwavering confidence] in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I shall thank Him and praise Him.
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Related:
Joy in my Heart{prayer}
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With Joy Living Water Flows

January 31, 2019

With joy draw water from the wells of salvationIs 12:3
Living water Jn 7:38
The Living WORD Prov 4:20-22
From the fountain of life.Ps 36:9
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Jesus
Brings life and
Healing wherever He flows!
Ezek 47:1-12;Rev 22:1-5
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A Song:
Healing flows
This I know
From the throne
By His hand
At feet of the Lamb
With joy – with joy
It flows
Living water flows
At feet of the Lamb
Bow down  –Ps 95:6-7
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Revelation 7:17For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; He will lead them to springs of living water.
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Psalm 42:1-2As the deer pants{longs} for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God! 2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before{meet with} God?
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Related:
Bow in Worship{blog}
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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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Trust the Lord – He is Bigger

January 24, 2019


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Is someone setting a trap for you or spreading lies?
Do not worry
Cast your cares on the Lord
Trust Him to take care of it
1Pe 5:6-7
He is your defender
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He will vindicate you
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execute judgement, contend for ,plead case}  Ps 54:1
You just need to rest in Him and
Ex 14:14
Be Still!Ps 46:10
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Rejoice – Be of Good Cheer

January 19, 2019


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Rejoice in the Lord Always!
Again I say Rejoice!
Phil 4:4-9
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Take heart/courage/be encouraged
Be of good cheer
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Your sins are forgiven!
Mt 9:2
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Your faith has made you well!Mt 9:22
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It is I {I am here}; do not be afraid!Mt 14:27
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Rise-stand up, He is calling you!Mk 10:49
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John 16:33 AMP … I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]
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Matthew 9:2… Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic,

  • “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” NKJV
  • “Take courage, son; your sins are forgiven.” NASB
  • “Take heart, son! Your sins are forgiven.” NLT

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Matthew 9:22 … But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said,

  • “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour. NKJV
  • “Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well.” At once the woman was made well. NASB
  • “Daughter, be encouraged! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed at that moment. NLT

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Matthew 14:27 … But immediately Jesus{walking on water} spoke to them, saying,

  • “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” NKJV
  • “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” NASB
  • “It’s all right,” he said. “I am here! Don’t be afraid.” NLT

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Mark 10:49 … So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him,

  • “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.” NKJV
  • “Take courage, stand up! He is calling for you.” NASB
  • “Take heart; get up, He is calling you.” NRSV

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John 16:33 … These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation;

  • “but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” NKJV
  • “but take courage; I have overcome the world.” NASB
  • “but take heart, because I have overcome the world.” NLT

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Rest in Jesus

January 14, 2019

Matthew 11:28-30Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
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Two kinds of rest

  1. Simply “Come” to Jesus
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    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Heb 4:14-16
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  2. Be “yoked”/walk and learn from Jesus
    * As we walk we, also walk together with others –Gal 6:2
    * Walk and live as children of the Light –Eph 5:6-11

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What “steals” rest?

  1. Fear, doubt => not trusting the Lord {Trust/rely on Him alone –Pro 3:5-7}
  2. Not dwelling/abiding feeding on the Lord’s faithfulness/truth {Abide in Jesus and His Word –Jn 15:4-7}
  3. Not delighting/surrendering all to the Lord {Surrender petitions with prayer and thanksgiving –Phil 4:4-9}
  4. Not totally committing our plans to the Lord {Don’t trust in your own strength –Zec 4:6;Ps 20:7}
  5. Not waiting patiently for the Lord {keep in step –Gal 5:25; Be still and know –Ps 46:10}
  6. Fretting because someone prospers in the world’s way {Friend of world = enemy of God –Jam 4:4}

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From NetBible Ps 37:3Trust/have faith in the Lord and do good/what is right; Dwell/abide in the land, and feed on/cultivate His faithfulness/truth/righteousness.

  • trust[0982] = have confidence, be bold, be secure
  • dwell[07931] = abide, tabernacle, reside
  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze, shepherd
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

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From NetBible Ps 37:4Delight/be soft/pliable/surrender yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing – answered prayer(v. 4).

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Psalm 37:5 AMP … Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

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From NetBible Ps 37:7Rest/be still in the LORD, and wait patiently/quietly/confidently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way …

  • rest[01826] = be still, quiet, hold peace

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