“I Am He Who Searches The Minds

…and hearts.  And I will give to each one of you according to your works.” Revelations 2:23.

Psalm 62:11-12 (NKJV), “God has spoken once,
Twice I have heard this:
That power belongs to God.
Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy;
For You render to each one according to his work.”

If you glorify the Lord in your business, home, family, He will back you.  “I am with you” Isaiah 41:10.

I’m with you always” says Jesus in Matthew 28:20.

God’s Love for Masons

Jesus made us free from secret societies.  Let go of your false idols and addictions of love of money, information, pornography, alcohol, sports – nothing satisfies.

For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” says Jesus in Luke 8:17 (NIV).

“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty” 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NKJV).

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–” Ephesians 2:8 (NIV).

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” Romans 3:23-24 (KJV).

“They promise them freedom, while they themselves are slaves of depravity–for “people are slaves to whatever has mastered them.” 2 Peter 2:19 (NIV).

“Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” said Jesus in Mark 16:14-18 (NKJV).

Train Your Mouth To Play The Clarinet Again

“My lips shall praise You” Psalm 63:3

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34:1.

Psalm 150 (KJV).

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary: praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness.

Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the loud cymbals: praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

 

Death’s Not An Option

Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in Him.” said Jesus in John 3:14-15 (NIV).

And this is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” says Jesus in John 6:40 (KJV).

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV).

“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8 (NIV).

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Perfect Love

“Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:17-19 (NKJV).

Isaiah 14:12, ““How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations!”

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” says Jesus in John 10:10.

Let us be an instrument of Your Peace God.

“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2-3 (NIV).

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Yes, Upset The Apple Cart

“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.” Galations 6:1 (NIV).

“Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.‘” Matthew 21:12-13 (NIV).

Peter stands up for Jesus in Acts 2:31-33 (NIV), “Seeing what was to come, He spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that He was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did His body see decay. God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. Exalted to the right hand of God, He has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.”

“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” Paul says in 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NKJV).

Jesus says, “Whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when He comes in His glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” Luke 9:26 (NIV).

Prov 1:20 (NKJV), “Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares.”

“In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.” John 7:37 (KJV).

 

“Seek Mercy, Love Justice”

heard this answer in my spirit, one night, to my question; what do You want me to do?  The rest goes, “walk humbly with our God,” Micah 6:8.

Your word, O Lord is truth forever! If ever I don’t “hear” Your voice in my spirit, Your written word is more than enough to fill my life with wonder and song and Your commandments are a life’s work to obey.  And only possible in tandem with You.

“You answered me” Psalm 138:3.

Enter Into That Rest

Hebrews 3:19 (NKJV), “So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.”

Hebrews 4:3-11 (NKJV),

For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said:

“So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest,’ ”

although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all His works”; and again in this place: “They shall not enter My rest.”

Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience, again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts.”

For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day. There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

Jeremiah 50:6-7 (NKJV),

“My people have been lost sheep.
Their shepherds have led them astray;
They have turned them away on the mountains.
They have gone from mountain to hill;
They have forgotten their resting place.
All who found them have devoured them;
And their adversaries said, ‘We have not offended,
Because they have sinned against the Lord, the habitation of justice,
The Lord, the hope of their fathers.’

“I Remember You, MY Daughter”

Heard in the spirit while worshipping at church.

Have you ever been sliding by, too? with a little worship here, a little attention paid to the Lord there?  I think I’m alright with the Lord, but this showed I had been distracted.  He welcomed me back.

My first Love, I return to – Revelations 2:4.

First and extravagantly, over the top love. Nothing else will satisfy.

It was my first time in that building, but I stepped into the mindset of total & complete worship to our God.

Abide in My love,” says Jesus in John 15:9.

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“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young Child and worshipped Him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” Matt 2:11 (KJV).

Purim, “As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.” Esther 9:22 (KJV).