Posts Tagged ‘Pitch a Tent’

Hide and Abide

February 17, 2020

Psalm 17:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the apple of Your eye; Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings.
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Psalm 33:18 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
18 Behold, the Lord’s eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness
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Hide and –Ps 17:8,32:7
Abide –Col 3:16-17;Jn 8:31-32
Safe and secure –Ps 61:4
Beneath His wings reside –Ps 91:1
Vitally connected
To the Vine –Jn 15:4
Kept as the apple of His eye!
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Colossians 3:16-17 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
16 Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.
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Psalm 91:1 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
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Psalm 61:4 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
4 I will dwell in Your tabernacle forever; let me find refuge and trust in the shelter of Your wings. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
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Word Study
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John 8:31-32 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
31 So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.
32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free

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John 15:4 AMPC … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me..
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  • From NetBible  Jn 8:31, Jn 15:4
    • abide[3306] = remain, continue to be present, to last, endure, dwell

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From NetBible Ps 61:4
I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the cover of Your wings. Selah

  • abide[01481] = dwell, remain, inhabit
  • tabernacle[0168] = tent, home, habitation
  • trust[02620] = to confide in, have hope, make refuge, seek protection
  • cover[05643] = hiding place, shelter, secret place (Ps 32:7, Ps 91:1)

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Christ’s Strength and Power Pitches a Tent!

December 17, 2019

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2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
9 But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
10 So for the sake of Christ, I am well pleased and take pleasure in infirmities, insults, hardships, persecutions, perplexities and distresses; for when I am weak [in human strength], then am I [truly] strong (able, powerful in divine strength).

From NetBible 2Cor 12:9
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

  • rest/dwell[1981] = to fix a tent or habitation on
    – to take possession of and live in the houses of the citizens
    – of the power of Christ descending upon one, working within him and giving him help
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    From [4637] = to fix one’s tabernacle, have one’s tabernacle, abide (or live) in – to dwell: to tent or encamp, i.e. (figuratively) to occupy (as a mansion) or (specially), to reside (as God did in the Tabernacle of old, a symbol of protection and communion)

=>The strength and power of Christ pitches a tent over and rests/dwells upon the one who is utterly dependent upon Him!
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Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord
Bow down in His presence
Admit your dependence on Him –James 4:10
Seek His face/presence as your “One Thing” –Psalms 27:4
=>He will lift you up in due time –1Peter 5:6
=>Set you high upon a rock
=>Covered/hidden in the secret place of His tent –Psalms 27:5
=>Where Christ’s strength and power dwell. –2Cor 12:9
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Now offer sacrifices of joy in His tabernacle
In the shadow of His wings –Psalms 27:6,63:7
Let your heart say “Your face, LORD, I will seek!” –Psalms 27:8

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Psalm 26:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.

From NetBible Ps 26:8

  • habitation[04583] = dwelling, lair, refuge
    -an abode, of God (the Tabernacle or the Temple)
  • dwells[04908] = tabernacle, residence, tent

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From NetBible Ex 15:2
The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him{prepare Him a habitation}; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.

  • prepare Him a habitation[05115]
    – to celebrate with praise, to beautify, adorn
    – dwell, abide, rest(as at home)

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Prayer:
O Lord, I love the habitation of Your house
And the place where Your glory dwells. …
… Let me dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge{trust} in the shelter of Your wings. Selah. …
… For You[Lord] have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings [where I am always protected] I sing for joy!

Psalms 26:8,61:4,63:7 AMP

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Pitch a Tent and Dwell in Hope

December 14, 2019

Acts 2:25-28 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
25 For David says in regard to Him, I saw the Lord constantly before me, for He is at my right hand that I may not be shaken or overthrown or cast down [from my secure and happy state].
26 Therefore my heart rejoiced and my tongue exulted exceedingly; moreover, my flesh also will dwell in hope [will encamp, pitch its tent, and dwell in hope in anticipation of the resurrection].
27 For You will not abandon my soul, leaving it helpless in Hades (the state of departed spirits), nor let Your Holy One know decay or see destruction [of the body after death].
28 You have made known to me the ways of life; You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence.

From NetBible Acts 2:26
NASB … Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope
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NKJV … Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.

  • live/rest[2681] = to pitch one’s tent, to fix one’s abode/dwell
    – figuratively, to remain: lodge, rest
    *From [4637] = abide (or live) in
    a tabernacle (or tent), tabernacle/dwell

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Pitch a tent
Dwell in hope
Rest
With and in the presence of the Lord
In His presence is fullness of joy!Psalms 16:8-11
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Dwell in hope
Be of good cheer = have courage 
John 16:33
In the land of the living!
Psalms 27:13-14
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Psalm 27:13-14 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
13 [What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living!
14 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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John 16:33 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
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Be Strong in His Grace

November 19, 2011

2 Timothy 2:1 AMP … Be strong (strengthened inwardly) in the grace (spiritual blessing) that is [to be found only] in Christ Jesus.

Be strong

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient{content} in Christ’s sufficiency]. -Phil 4:13 AMP

in the grace

My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me! -2Cor 12:9 AMP

found only in Christ Jesus!

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I shall never be shaken. -Ps 62:1-2

Word Study

From NetBible 2 Tim 2:1

  • be strong[1743] = empowered
  • grace[5485] = loving-kindness, mercy
    *divine influence upon the heart affording joy

    • From [5463] = to rejoice exceedingly

From NetBible Phil 4:11
I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances

  • content[842] = strong enough sufficient for one’s self, independent of external circumstances, to be satisfied

From NetBible 1Sam 30:6
David strengthened himself in the LORD His God

  • strengthend[02388] = encouraged, secure

From NetBible 2Cor 12:9

  • grace[5485] = loving-kindness, mercy
    *divine influence upon the heart affording joy

    • From [5463] = to rejoice exceedingly
  • sufficient[714] = to be enough, to be satisfied, to be content
  • strength[1411] = full power, might
  • made perfect[5048] = made complete
    *add what is yet wanting in order to render a thing full
  • weakness[769] = want of strength, infirmity
  • may rest[1981] = dwell, abide
    *to fix a tent or habitation on

    • From [4637] = tabernacle, dwell
      *to reside (as God did in the Tabernacle of old, a symbol of protection and communion)