Pull ’em Out Of The Muck & Mire

“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 

“He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it, and fear, and trust in the Lord.” declares David in Psalm 40:2-3 (KJV).

“Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.”                                      Jude 1:2 (KJV).

“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” Jude 1:23 (KJV).

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” says Paul in 1 Timothy 1:15 (KJV).

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”                  Paul states in Colossians 3:16 (NIV).

Dear Lord Father, forgive us for standing idly by and being afraid to admonish our brothers & sisters.  Put a new sonin their mouths as You give abundant grace & mercy to us poor sinners when we repent, in Jesus’ name.

 

Wake Up Call

James 1:1-3 (NIV), “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

Jesus says, Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” Matthew 23:23 (NKJV).

Psalm 51:4, says, “Against You only have I sinned”

Verse 6, “You desire truth in the inward parts.”

James 1:11 (NIV), “For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.”

Psalm 119:71 (NKJV), “It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.

O Lord?  May we never be ashamed, but come to You with our hearts wide open, turning away from our sin and knowing Your love.

Young Men – Young Women

“We need young men, young women with the wisdom of God” said Ravi Zacharias.

Dear Lord, raise up the youth to have hearts like Yours.  People cry out for more goodness in the world, when all goodness comes from You, O God.  Touch and anoint our youth to be holy and walk with You, Leaders filled with wisdom and integrity.

“You tested my heart” Jeremiah 12:3

A high school student found my diamond ring in the gym locker room before going to school and returned it to the front desk.  Hallelujah glory to You, Lord!

That night in the restaurant parking lot I saw a bracelet next to the car.  We gave it to the host who said it probably belonged to one of the teens who were in earlier.

Genesis 1:27, “So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV).

1 Samuel 17:33, “And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are a youth, and he a man of war from his youth.”

1 Samuel 17:46, “This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.”

Luke 1:38, “Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.”

Esther 4:14 (NIV), “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Power of Words

K-Love radio is broadcasting a teaching on the power of words and how we’ll be accountable for all our idle ones.  We also rewatched a teaching telling us to agree only with God’s written or spoken words.

Jesus says, “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” in Matthew 12:37 (NKJV).

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV).

Dear Jesus, I’m sorry for the wrong words I’ve been saying, I’m sorry for the selfish and unbelieving thoughts in my heart.  Create in me a clean heart that always hears You and speaks life to my family, neighbors, friends and enemies.  In Your Holy Name. Amen

Walk Past

1 Thessalonians 4:12 (KJV), “That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Paul admonishes in Galatians 5:16 (NIV).

Jesus says, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” in John 6:63 (NKJV).

3 John 3 (NKJV), “For I rejoiced greatly when brethren came and testified of the truth that is in you, just as you walk in the truth.”

Show me what it means, Dear Lord, to walk with You, to throw out what doesn’t agree with you, to walk past the garbage and into new life, and admonish those who are stuck in sin.

2 John 10-11, “If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.”

 

Eggs, Easy Over

The one yoke was close to the edge of the frying pan, I wondered how it could be flipped over without breaking.  Well, the yoke didn’t break, instead it was totally exposed and the white part folded gently under it like clouds framing a golden sun.

“Kiss His Son, or He will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for His wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.” Psalm 2:12 (KJV).

And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;” says Jesus in Luke 21:25 (NKJV).

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You, Lord God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are the one true God.  Everything flows from Your hand.  You are awesome and holy.  We adore You, the living God.  Your word is true and powerful.

Now That We’ve Seen Your Miracles

Now that we’ve seen Your hand on our little lives, Lord God, there’s no going back. Thank You dear Jesus, for healing my husband’s olfactory senses.  Praise God!! Physically, the nose detects danger as well as delicious foods.  Spiritually the nose stands for discernment.  Hallelujah! You Lord, are glorified!!

In John 15:22, Jesus says they have no excuse for their sin, since seeing His miraculous works.

Now that we’ve proclaimed the Lord’s truth, we stand by Him & His word.

Romans 1:

Vs. 16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.”

Vs. 21: “because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”

 

Glorify My Name

Jesus said:

I have glorified You on the earth.  I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.” to our Father in John 17:4 (NKJV).

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, so you will be My disciples,” to His disciples in John 15:8.

I heard this in my spirit the other day.  It’s easy to worship the Lord when we believe in Him and know He is always good and honest, He is for us.

We need to get on our faces before the Lord and repent of our double mindedness and lax attitudes toward Your word and for agreeing with the world about events, reading the horoscope, joking about marital sex, hoarding addictions and praising the dark arts and occult. 

We have offended You only, Lord.  Dear Lord, raise up the men to be prayer warriors, leaders, fathers, husbands, teachers, and the men and women to be after God’s own heart. Light the fire! Praise You only Lord God!

“You be holy for God is holy” 1 Peter 1:16.

Recently, we heard a powerful prophecy given by David Ruis, where God says, “Give Me Glory!!!!!” 

 

Test ME

A woman in the bookstore line related how she’d fallen earlier, right in front of the Ministry Team who prayed for her.  Looking for a bright spot, I said, “Well, God says, ‘Test Me’ (Malachi 3:10)”.  A young man nearby nodded in agreement.

Later in the conference, the Pastor quoted “Test ME,” too.

More of Your word, Lord, please. You are faithful, we are wrong when we lose faith in You.  You, Lord, are always right and good, if we are patient, we’ll see it.  In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouses, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

Malachi 3:10 (KJV).