O Lord, Will You Rend The Heavens?

Oh, that You would rend the heavens!
That You would come down!
That the mountains might shake at Your presence—”

Isaiah 64:1

Will You provide the Bibles for the thirsty souls requesting them?

  • The Study Bible like mine?
  • The KJV?
  • The one to fit in her purse?
  • The NKJV?
  • The large print one?
  • All?

How many people are hungry & thirsty for Your Word? To hold Your Book in their hands, to read whenever they can or need to?

Rain down, you heavens, from above,
And let the skies pour down righteousness;
Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation,
And let righteousness spring up together.
I, the Lord, have created it.”

Isaiah 45:8

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Judge Righteously

“Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

“She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.”     

Proverbs 31:9, 17 (KJV)

“And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord: for he had nine hundred chariots of iron; and twenty years he mightily oppressed the children of Israel. And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.”       

Judges 4:3-4 (KJV)

“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” Jesus in John 7:24 (KJV)

 

“Let It Be Dark?”

“Isn’t it supposed to be, ‘Let there be light?’ Don’t be so negative.” a friend quipped back to a minister.

And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.”

John 3:19-20

A Bible teacher said it’s time now for the Bride to make ready for Christ’s second coming. Stay focused on the Lord. And let go of those who are perishing.

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”                                                                            Ephesians 5:8

“Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.”                       Ephesians 6:16

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In a Garden

Jesus was arrested:

“When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where was a garden, which He and His disciples entered… Then the detachment of troops and the captain and the officers of the Jews arrested Jesus and bound Him.” John 18:1, 12

God will comfort you:

“For the Lord will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places;
He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the Lord; Joy and gladness will be found in it, Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”  Isaiah 51:3

We receive work:

“Then the Lord God took [a]the man and put him in the garden of Eden to [b]tend and keep it.”   Genesis 2:15

We receive paradise:

In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.”                Revelation 22:2-3

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Disappointment

“I delight to do Thy will, O my God: yea, Thy law is within my heart.” Psalm 40:8

  • Church plant failure? It took a lot of money and people’s resources, the Pastor said.
  • Business disaster?
  • Divorce?
  • Child loss? Hillary Scott’s song: ‘How is my pain part of Your plan?’

We’re not immune from these, but we get up again. Haven’t you all heard people say: I was following You, God, obeying You, then ‘the bottom drops out’?

Oswald Chambers, October 13, https://utmost.org/individual-discouragement-and-personal-growth/

“We may have the vision of God and a very clear understanding of what God wants, and yet when we start to do it, there comes to us something equivalent to Moses’ forty years in the wilderness.”

Blogging Rules

  • Glorify God: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul and all your strength.” Says Jesus in Mark 12:30
  • Be honest: give something true of yourself (Proverbs 11:3)
  • Be consistent: keep giving (Luke 6:38)
  • Minimize tags and categories (Ecclesiastes 5:2) – this is a hard one

God made each of us so unique, how could our blogs be the same then?

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All The Lonely People

You’re My friends, if you do whatever I command you (John 15:14)

I think I met the loneliest person in the world: in need of deliverance, 10 years wandering, friendless, if he/she would only surrender to the One Friend, Jesus. Sometimes you have to bite the bullet and go see a psychiatrist, also.

“He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—” Ephesians 1:5 (NIV)

“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42

We took sweet counsel together, and walked to the house of God in the throng.” Psalm 55:14

Unicorns, Dragons & Sea Monsters

“Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?” Job 39:9 (KJV)

So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.

26 There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.” Psalm 104:25-26 (KJV)

“Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.” Lamentations 4:3 (KJV)

Job 41:

“Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?” verse 1 (KJV)

“Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.  20 Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.  21 His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.  22 In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.” verses 19-22

Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear.” vs 29

Using the King James version, with these verses.  There’s no comparison on other versions. The banned Book is true.

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Master Jesus

“And Moses called all Israel, and said to them: “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your hearing today, that you may learn them and be careful to observe them.”                                                  Deuteronomy 5:1

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”                           

Jesus in Matthew 11:29

“You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am.

“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you and example, that you should do as I have done to you.”                                                                                John 13:13-15

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To Those Who Are Perishing

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”         1 Corinthians 1:18

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”                             2 Corinthians 4:3-4 

Getting blank stares anyone when you talk about your faith? This reminds me of the idiom; All that glitters isn’t gold. Head knowledge won’t get you into heaven.