Posts Tagged ‘Rest in the Lord’

Sweet Rest in the Lord

March 14, 2016

The one the LORD loves rests between His shoulders=>
May the beloved of the LORD dwell in safety{rest secure} by Him,
Who shelters{covers} His own all the day long!
-Deuteronomy 33:12
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Deuteronomy 33:12 AMP
Of Benjamin he said, “May the beloved of the Lord dwell in safety by Him; He shields and covers him all the day long,
And he dwells between His shoulders.”

From Biblegateway Dt 33:12

* The temple in Jerusalem was located almost between the ridges of the territory of Benjamin, suggesting “between his shoulders” (see also Josh 15:8). Moses saw it as a symbol of the Lord’s presence covering Benjamin continually.

From Strange Scriptures That Perplex the Western Mind
By Barbara M. Bowen

This scripture refers to the Bible Land’s hammock or cradle, … It is a hammock … carried on the mother’s shoulders, with cords passing across her forehead. … How often we have seen a small hammock on the shoulders of a young mother, with a tiny face peeking out, or more often with a sleeping baby and a little foot or a small hand showing at the side of the hammock. When the mother carries the child, she will draw a part of her large white veil over the hammock as a protection against the hot sun, either partly or completely covering it. This is the common picture referred to in Deut. 33:12.

Psalm 4:8 AMPC … In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

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Rest in the Shadow

October 1, 2015

Rest in the shadow
In the shade of the Almighty
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Rest in the shadow
In the shade of the Almighty
The shade of a great Rock
A great Rock in a thirsty land –
Is 32:2,25:4-5

The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. -Ps 121:5 NLT

Come rest secure
In the shadow of His wings
In the shade – the canopy of His glory
Rest, glorious rest!
Is 11:10

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Isaiah 4:5-6 AMP … And the Lord will create over the whole site, over every dwelling place of Mount Zion and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy (a defense of divine love and protection). And there shall be a pavilion[tabernacle] for shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge and a shelter from storm and from rain.

From NetBible Isa 4:5-6

  • dwelling place[04349] = established place, habitation
  • canopy[02646] = divine protection, defense
    =>”over all the glory, a canopy.” This may allude to Exod 40:34-35, where a cloud overshadows the meeting tent as it is filled with God’s glory.
  • pavilion[05521] =tabernacle, booth
  • shade[06738] = shadow, protection, defense

Psalm 91:1-2, 4 AMP
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
My God, in whom I trust [with great confidence, and on whom I rely]!”
… He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

From NetBible Ps 91:1

  • dwells[03427] = abides, remains, have one’s abode, to marry (give a dwelling to)
  • shelter[05643] = covering, hiding place, secret place
  • rest[03885] = abide, dwell, lodge{all night}
  • shadow[06738] = shade, protection, defense
  • *  In this psalm an individual (perhaps a priest) addresses one who has sought shelter in the Lord and assures him that God will protect him from danger (vv. 1-13). In vv. 14-16 God himself promises to keep his loyal follower safe.
  • * The Lord is compared here to a bird who protects its young under the shadow of its wings (see v. 4).
  • *  The divine name used here is “Shaddai” (שַׁדַּיshadday; see also Ps 68:14). Shaddai (or El Shaddai) is the mighty king (sovereign judge) of the world who grants life/blesses and kills/judges. In Genesis he blesses the patriarchs with fertility and promises numerous descendants. Outside Genesis he both blesses/protects and takes away life/happiness.

Wings Like a Dove

September 10, 2015

Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. -Ps 55:6

Who are these who fly like a cloud and like doves to their windows? -Is 60:8
Who shine with the Lord’s glory?Isa 60:1-3

Those who look to the Lord for help are radiant!
Their faces will never blush in shame or confusion.
–Ps 34:5 AMP

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. -Is 60:1

My beloved speaks and says to me, Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. …
… O my dove, [here] in the clefts in the rock,
In the sheltered and secret place of the steep pathway,
Let me see your face, Let me hear your voice;
For your voice is sweet, And your face is lovely. -Song 2:10,14

Arise, my dove, come away and be at rest!

 

Word Study

From NetBible Ps 55:6

  • rest[07931] = to settle down, abide, dwell, tabernacle, reside
    * to lie down thru the idea of lodging

From NetBible Is 60:8

  • *windows =  the openings in their coops
  • NET … like doves to their shelters
  • NIV … like doves to their nests
  • NKJV … like doves to their roosts

From NetBible Ps 34:5

  • radiant[05102] = to shine, beam, light, burn

From NetBible Is 60:1

  • arise[06965] = rise up, stand up
  • shine[0215] = light up, become bright, radiate light(of the face)

From NetBible Song 2:10

  • arise[06965] = rise up, stand up

 

 

Fret Not!

September 22, 2011

Psalm 37:8 … Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret–– it only causes harm.

Fret Not!

Feed on His faithfulness

He orders the steps of the righteous
He upholds them with His hand
His saints are preserved forever
He is their strength in times of trouble
Because they trust in Him.

Commit your way to the LORD
Rest{Be still} in the LORD and wait patiently for Him
Trust in the LORD, and do good!

Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV … Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Father, when I start to ‘fret’ or become anxious help me to remember to feed on Your faithfulness. Thank You that as I come to You in prayer with thanksgiving, Your peace will guard my heart and mind thru Christ Jesus, Your son. Thanks be to God that this peace beyond understanding helps me to rest in Christ Jesus and wait patiently for Him!

Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. -Ps 37:3

Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it{act on your behalf}. -Ps37:5

Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. -Ps 37:7

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand. -Ps 37:23-24

The LORD loves justice, And does not forsake His saints; They are preserved forever, But the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. -Ps 37:28

The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked, And save them, Because they trust in Him.-Ps 37:39-40

The Beloved Dwell Between His Shoulders

July 8, 2010

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.
Jeremiah 31:25

This picture of the ‘hammock’ from my previous post and the promise of refreshment and rest in the Lord were still on my heart today. Look what I found out about the hammock! It’s related to this scripture.

Deuteronomy 33:12 Of Benjamin{“son of the right hand”} he said: “The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety{rest secure} by Him, Who shelters{covers} him all the day long; And he shall dwell between His shoulders.”

Quote:
Strange Scriptures That Perplex the Western Mind
By Barbara M. Bowen

This scripture refers to the Bible Land’s hammock or cradle, … It is a hammock … carried on the mother’s shoulders, with cords passing across her forehead. … How often we have seen a small hammock on the shoulders of a young mother, with a tiny face peeking out, or more often with a sleeping baby and a little foot or a small hand showing at the side of the hammock. When the mother carries the child, she will draw a part of her large white veil over the hammock as a protection against the hot sun, either partly or completely covering it. This is the common picture referred to in Deut. 33:12.

The ‘hammock’, the rest of the LORD
… is between His shoulders!
… the place of the cross.

He[the LORD] found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, That hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions … -Deut 32:10-11

You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings, and brought you to Myself. -Ex 19:4

 

This is where the beloved – “son of the right hand”,
… is carried and covered!
Between the LORD’s shoulders
… lifted up, carried
… as an eagle bears her young upon her wings!

Notes:
Deuteronomy 33:12

—> beloved of the Lord – So called in allusion to their father Benjamin who was the beloved of his father Jacob
—>The Lord shall dwell, that is, his temple shall be placed, between his shoulders, that is, in his portion, or between his border’s as the word shoulder is often used. And this was truly the situation of the temple, on both sides whereof was Benjamin’s portion. And though mount Sion was in the tribe of Judah, yet mount Moriah, on which the temple was built, was in the tribe of Benjamin.

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Refresh

July 4, 2010

I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.
Jeremiah 31:25

Call out to the Lord with this promise when you are weary and overwhelmed. Not only does He “not faint” but He gives power to them who do faint.

Lord Jesus, I know you refresh the weary and satisfy the faint. I know my soul finds rest in You alone.

Refresh and satisfy my soul as only You can.
Amen.

Isaiah 40:28-31 AMP Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.

29He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound].

30Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted;

31But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.

Psalm 62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.

Quotes:
Kathy Bippus:
saaweet!! : ) love it Karen..hammocks are great! a ‘fish net’..the picture itself speaks volumes but along with the scriptures given..ahhh!

Gayle Getz:
Gonna try this a second time here,,,had a reply written out ready to post & “poof” off it went somewhere?  lol-it is retrievable through Holy Spirit. I was out in my front yard 2 days ago with my lil dog, Boo. I heard an eagle whistling & looked up, sure enough, there was what has been come to be known as the ‘neighborhood eagle’ soaring, only it is not alone, there are two eagles soaring.   This intrigued me. Standing there looking up, watching as they soared higher & higher I got such a grand sense of HIS Presence. I did not hear a car pull up, but all the sudden this car is sitting there on the street in front of me and this gal yells, “have you seen two big dogs roaming the neighborhood.” I mentioned I was too busy watching the eagles. She proceeds to tell me these two dogs attempted to jump her fence to get at her two lil dogs. I look down the road behind her car & here come these two big dogs barking, growling snarling. She begins to yell at them to ‘get out of here’. I scoop up my lil Boo & throw him in the front door. I turn around and discerned the fear coming out of this woman’s heart. As quickly as the dogs were coming up the street they turned and were headed down the street-like something herded the two of them to turn direction.  I know my angels were on the job here, “HE GIVES HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER ME TO WATCH ME, TO PROTECT ME, & KEEP ME IN ALL OF MY WAYS.” HALLELUJAH!!! Is. 40 was played out for me there, assuring confirming to me that the Word of God is the LIVING WORD OF GOD. IT IS ALIVE WITH EVERYTHING WE NEED.  Thanks for posting this precious Sister Karen-will be praying & holding you up along with ALL our Brothers & Sisters here at OH. Love you ALL-shouting unto God with a voice of triumph; shouting unto God with a voice of praise. HIS Kingdom is growing in our hearts & HIS will is manfesting in the earth! Amen.  GLORY TO GOD!!! \o/\o/\o/


Isaiah 61:6-7 – Double Portion
You will be called the priests of the LORD;
You will be spoken of as ministers of our God.
You will eat the wealth of nations,
And in their glory{honour} you will boast.
Instead of your shame you shall have double honor,
And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs.