Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The season of adultery,Psalm 9,

Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553): Adam and ...
Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553): Adam and Eve. Beech wood, 1533. Bode-Museum, Berlin (Erworben 1830, Königliche Schlösser, Gemäldegalerie Kat. 567) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The season of adultery


Author Guardian

Psalm 9, The Psalm Series, Psalms,Sonds,prayers,poems,hymns,

Psalm 9, The season of adultery ( abominations )


The season of adultery ( abominations )

Lord God in Jesus name we come to you desolate, with nothing and we ask that you make
our lifes full with abundance and you make the desolate woman leap for joy and give
abundance where there is poverty and desolation and that you make this land of poverty
into a land of abun....... dance in Jesus name amen

And so we look at Psalm 9

Psalm 9 (New International Version)

8 He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.

9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken
those who seek you.

11 Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he
has done.

12 For he who avenges blood remembers; he does not ignore the cry of the afflicted.

13 O LORD, see how my enemies persecute me! Have mercy and lift me up from the
gates of death,

14 that I may declare your praises in the gates of the Daughter of Zion
and there rejoice in your salvation.

The LASB says , in verse 11, Sing praises to the Lord who reigns in Jerusalem.

Verse 14, Save me so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalems gates,

Instead of Jerusalem you could say " Zion "

But God does not just live in Jerusalem or Zion, another name for Mount Moriah,
On which that beautiful Temple was built.

The temple was the focal point of Israelite worship which was built by human hands,
in fact by Solomon and mentioned in 2 Chronicles 7:16.

The temple can be seen from the mount of olives the very place where Jesus
sat with some disciples and the very place where He will return again.

Mount Moriah where King Solomons temple was built is the very place where Abraham
offered his son as a sacrifice and Abraham called that place
" The Lord will provide "

Now we need to focus on the fact that this temple was made by human hands and was a
building to worship God the focal point of worship for the Israelite people.

And we know that God does not just dwell in building ......don't we ?

We know that now we are indeed a dwelling place for God to tabernacle in.

We know that indeed we are a place where God can dwell.

We are indeed a place where God can take residence.

We are indeed a temple !!

Which is why we as Christians offer up our lifes as a sacrifice to Him.

As Abraham offered the his only son we in turn offer our lifes.

And we do not want any " abominations " to desolate our lives or temples
....do we ?

We do not want to be barren, desolate, deserted, do we ?

And so we offer up our lifes daily as an acceptable offering of worship...

In Romans 12:1 Paul writes, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's
mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this
is your spiritual act of worship."

And in 1 Peter 4:11 we are told, "If anyone
speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves
, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may
be praised through Jesus Christ."


And so we look not to the temple made of stone but we look to the cornerstone
and we who are being made into a temple , we are living stones..

1 Peter 2:5 You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house
to be a holy priesthood."

And so we do not focus on a day being a Holy day, but we focus on Christ our rest,
for His yoke is easy and His burdon is light and as we come to Him the stone the
builders rejected we see that He indeed is the Chief Cornerstone, and we come to Him,
and all those who are burdoned and heavy ladened find rest in Him.

Not focusing on a day of the week or a building made of stone, nor indeed a time of
year !!

And so we come to Christmas....that time of the year when we might see...

TV worship, mobile phone worship, food worship, alcohol worship, worship of
material things and all manner of worship, that results in desolation....

But we look to Christ and we look to ourselves not judging or comparing ourselves to
others and how they worship Christmas !!!!!

No we do not compare ourselves alongside others either as Christians but we alone
follow Christ

Sorry I said " worship Christmas " tut tut

We worship Jesus of course as Christians and so really Christmas is like any other
time.!!!!!

Because as Christians, Jesus is born and maybe reborn in many hearts all the time
and surely that is what it is all about ?

It is about Jesus's birthday, a time to celebrate Jesus which of course as we know is
........????

EVERYDAY.

In the same way as the Holy Day of the week is not sunday nor monday..

In the same way as the place of worship is not JUST the Church building....

In the same way as the Church building is not Holy !!!

In the same way as we do not worship the actual temple that solomon built..

In the same way as Jesus taught and spoke of " another day ,, and all that enter"

And so we see that Jesus is not just for Christmas

Noooooo

Jesus is life....

I say again , Jesus is not just for Christmas but Jesus is life >......

Now to some it may be the only time you may go to Church, to some it may be the
only time you meet friends and family...

To some it may be the only time you have a " physical rest "

But as Christians Christmas is a time of celebration not just for this season but
for all seasons.

Now I want to get onto the actual message here and at this point you will need a
box, it can be an imaginary cardboard box or if you have a spare cardboard box handy
nearby then use that or even a bin will do.

Because you see at this point we are going to look at a word, its just one word which
is picked up often by bible readers and tends to be used often when referring to certain
groups of people.

I'm not quite sure why this word is so popular or why bible readers use this word in
regard to certain groups but here we go.

The word is " Abomination "

Now this word is often used when people talk about " homosexual practices "

I'm not sure why though.....

I want to first disect and pick this word " abomination " apart.

You know the word abomination actually means
anything that is vile to God, anything that makes Him sick, anything that makes Him
want to spew or vomit, anything that reaches His nostrils and makes Him turn away,
anything that reaches up to Him in heaven as a " bad odour "

In the same way we can be " a sweet offering to Him "

In the same way we can be " an incense " an aroma, a perfume of delight.

In other words as our lifes are a sweet sacrifice to Him the aroma of that sacrifice
reaches His nostrils and He accepts it as pleasing to him.

What We do can also be to Him an " Abnoxious repelling odour "

NOTE " WHAT WE DO " NOT US....God loves the sinner not the sin.

In the same way as we can produce good fruit as Christians I wonder if we can produce
" bad fruit ?

I wonder if all our thoughts are always " Holy " " proper " righteous " perfect "?

I wonder if the things we do are always " Holy " " proper " righteous " perfect "?

If they are not then what are they to Him ?

You see it is only through the blood of the Lamb that we can be made Holy and pure.

It is only as we keep coming back to Him day by day in a living and real relationship
that we can walk with Him and enter through the veil.

As the disciples once said " who then can be saved ?

Jesus had been talking to the rich young ruler at the time, a man who loved His money
more than anything else , he had " idols " and these idols were " Vile to God " or
you might as well say they were an " abomination " to God that led to desolation in
his life, for tho he was rich ......yet he was poor.

The rich young ruler said " I have observed all the commandments since I was a
young boy " when in fact he had broken every commandment.

One of which was to worship an idol or money, another was the worship of false gods,
another was to want what others had, another was to lie not only to Jesus but to
himself, because he had indeed broken the ten commanments by worshipping money.

You see if you read Lukes Gospel you will notice after this brief description when Jesus
meets with the rich young ruler that , Luke writes about a blind man receiving
his sight ?

After which the rich tax collector is saved in fact He and his household and he promises
to give much back in return, this rich tax collector had no idols of worship and he
was saved, though still rich, you see he did not let this thing in his life become an
idol in his temple and it did not lead to " desolation " in his life.

Though he was rich yet he was richer still with God.

For this rich man a tax collector had, had his eyes opened and had received his sight.

Lets not get blinded by Christmas but realise that Jesus is for all time.

Now lets look at some more things that " abomination covers....

sinful sacrifices (Isaiah 66:3)

idolatry (Deuteronomy 29:17, Ezekiel 20:7,8, 1Kings 11:5-7)

witchcraft (2 Kings 23:24)

sexual sins (Jeremiah 13:27)

idolatry or idols (Deuteronomy 7:25, Deuteronomy 13, (Isaiah 44:19)

illicit sex (Ezekiel 16:22,58, Ezekiel 22:11, Ezekiel 33:26)

illicit marriage (Deuteronomy 24:2-4)

dishonesty (Proverbs 12:22)

In fact the list is endless...

Now have you got your box or bin >?

Label that box " Abomination that leads to desolation "

I want you to think and type out some things that you think might be vile to God ?

Those things that He might not like ?

Lets begin.

I wonder if some thoughts that we sometimes have might be vile to God ?

Do you think we could have in the past maybe thrown some of those thoughts into the
box or bin ?

Do you think that even now some of those thoughts could go into that box ?

What about actions ? do we sometimes do things we regret ?

I wonder if there are things we have done or maybe might even be doing now that might
be vile to God ? maybe we can throw those in the box right now ?

I wonder if rebellion is vile to God ? does'nt it say somewhere ..that rebellion is worse
than the sin of witchcraft ?

I wonder how many of us have rebelled against God in the past ? or even now ?

maybe those things can go into the box ?

I wonder if disobedience is vile to God ? have we all always obeyed ?

I wonder how many of us have worshipped or are worshipping a false idol in our lifes ?

Is'nt that an abomination to God ? into the box...

What about sexual sins ? maybe into the box ?

I wonder how many other things we could put into that " abomination " box ?

I wonder if the ( so called ) unforgivable sin, when we put things that are of God down
to works of the devil are vile to God ?

You see God is a Holy God, He is perfect, He is sinless, He is Good, He alone can save.

Now that little list of things sort of puts our little grouping of boxes out of order
does'nt it?

You see we like to sometimes put groups of people into boxes and put a label on the box
and we like to sometimes say " WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS AN ABOMINATION TO
GOD " and we group that group into that box and we feel okay about that sometimes.

But NOW WE are in the box too !!!!! oops

Thats not so nice is it ?

How can you put me in the box with murderes and slanderers and thieves and adulturers,
and liars and those who worship false gods haaa ? oooo is'nt that the very people that
Jesus mixed with ?

You see you don't go in the box, God loves you,
but that which you think and perceive and do and put into action sometimes does.

We were all sentenced to prison, we were all guilty, we all had a sentence on us and
the great judge said " Not guilty " you are free...why...?
because Jesus paid the price on the Cross.

God turned his face away from His Son on the Cross because He could not bear to look
upon His own Son, He loved His Son, but He loved us in the same way and He loves us
in the same way.

He loves you as much as His own Son, and He could not bear to look upon His son
because the sin of the world was upon his shoulders so that the goverment would be upon
His shoulders, those that were vile to God might be "reconciled " to Him.

You see sin is vile to God, He can not look upon it, all our filthy rotten stinking
sin was vile to God , it was an abomination to Him, it reached His nostrils, it made Him
sick.

Each time you see the word " vile " in this message , you see the word " abomination "

There was only one way in which that sin and the stench of that sin could be taken away,
only through the saviour of the world as a sweet offering, only through the fragrant
sacrifice of a life laid down could the stench of the sin be taken away.

And Jesus took our place and was sentenced in our place.

You see each time we take that word "vile " and use it and point it at a certain group of
people we are actually pointing that word at ourselves..

Never take a single word from a single scripture without taking the whole of the bible
and Gods word into account.

Lets for a moment reflect on scripture and briefly skip through the bible....

We begin with Adam and Eve and disobedience !!!! in fact we go back further to satans
rebellion and both these things resulted in being thrown out of Gods prescence.

We look to the flood and to Noah and we see that the stench of mans sin had reached Gods
nostrils and had repulsed him to the point where He had to act and it led to "desolation "

We Look to the adulteries of Gods own chosen people the Israelites and again we like
to put them into a box and label them.

But in fact this adultery can apply to all of us, do you think that adultery is only when one
who lies with another woman or man while in marriage ? WRONG.

Adultery can be anything that gets in the way between you and God, anything that takes
center stage in your life, anything that means more to you than God Himself is
spiritual adultery and do you think that spiritual adultery is any different to the former ?

Indeed not and it is not looked upon by God as any different !!

We see that a prophet married a prostitute to demon strate

Yes I typed ..... demon strate !!!

To Gods people how they themselves
had adulteriesed and mingled with false gods and how they had become a whore nation.

Indeed we see rebellion after rebellion and disobedience after disobedience in Gods word.

The people who were chosen by God we read had God as their King, but they wanted a
human king like the other nations, they wanted what others had ? is'nt there something
in the ten commendments about this ?

And so we see that Gods chosen at that time as we read through the old testament had a
succession of Kings some of whom did good in Gods eyes and some of whom did bad
in Gods eyes and worshipped false gods and brought the nation down with them to worship
false gods and it was an abomination to God and it led to desolation in the nation.

In other words God hated it and the sin rose up to Him and it was vile to Him and it made
Him sick.

And the sacrifice of calfs and bulls was not good enough to stop the stench of sin

And so Jesus came " ONCE FOR ALL "

For indeed Jonah had to go to Nineveh to save the people from the sin that had reached
Gods nostrils and was a stench to Him and so deliver them from that " abomination "
that may have caused " desolation " to that city and indeed many years later after Jonah
that city still continued in its ways and in the end the city lay desolate.

Indeed Sodom and Gomorrah also rose up to God as a stench and smell and was repulsive
to Him and again we see that that place was made "desolate.

Do you know there is a church that is vile to God ?

There is a Church that God wants to spew out of His mouth ?

It is neither hot nor cold,

"Because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee
out of my mouth" (Revelation 3:16).

Could this mean that there are some who are of a Church or group who are " vile "
to God ?

Some who profess to be " The Church " ?

Could it be that some may be vile to God ? what else would make God want to spew out ?

Does this indeed mean that it is an " abomination " to God ? vile....

The stench of this Church must be reaching the nostrils of God and making Him sick ?

Not a sweet offering and fragrant sacrifice but a smell and stench !!!!

Could it be that the Church spoken of here is rich and is saying to itself ...
" I need nothing " ?

Could it be that this Church had become " the rich young ruler ? "

Could the " rich young ruler " be a " Church " ?

Could the man by the wayside picked up by The "good samaritan " be the " Church "
picked up by " Jesus " ?

Could it be that it waits as on Christmas day for the gifts and material possessions
and yet forgets the purpose and reason for the season of Christ ?

Christ is not just for Christmas, but is life..

You see in Gods eyes this Church is miserable and poor and blind and naked as with
Adam and Eve , they could be cast out of Gods prescence .

Or were they in Gods prescence ?

You see God is everywhere all the time, not in a day, not just in a Church building,
not just in solomons temple, not just in a season, not just in a word...

And we see that the word " abomination " is throughout the bible from beginning to
end whichever way you want to put to it, it all means the same thing.

And we come finally to one more abomination...the future...abomination of desolation.

I wonder where the temple is ?

In Matthew 24:15 Jesus says the abomination of desolation will be "standing in the
holy place."

I wonder how many will worship the false god ?

I wonder who is Holy ?

I wonder how many will be left desolate ?

Let us remember and not forget to not be distracted or have our focus taken away.

Let us remember to keep our eyes on Jesus alone...

Let us come to Him daily and offer up to Him our very lifes as an offering of worship.

Let us rememeber not to look to a day or a season, a word or a building, a man or
a god...let us keep our eyes firmly fixed on Jesus because it is only He who can save
us for although we are saved through Him and by His blood we continue to be saved day
by day as we walk with Him and we are not left " desolate "


Let us not be diverted by false gods or wrong thoughts and motives, wrong roads or
bypasses, feelings or fears, let us simply as children come to Him and believe what
He says " that He will never leave us nor forsake us "

He loves the sinner but not the sin.

Lets pray

Lets offer up our lifes as an offering to God now, as a sacrifice of worship and let it be a
sweet fragrance to Him.

Lord God Holy and pure and perfect God we enter through the veil that was torn apart
and is torn apart every time a new Christian is born.

Lord we thankyou that you are growing in us, you are growing inside of us, your gifts
are growing inside of us and you long for Jesus and these gifts to birth .and you do not want
us to be desolate.

What can we give Lord and what can be done ...

We give you all as you gave all and we ask that you cleanse and make anew, that you forgive
and if there is anything that might be in the way of our relationship with you Lord take
it away whatver the cost to us.

Lord we come to you as rich because you have made us rich and we have inherited all that
is yours.

See our hearts Lord and search us and make us new and let your blood cleanse us and make
us right , see if there is any unclean thing in our lifes.

Let the temple be a clean temple and washed buy your blood and cover over us with your
robe and take away the nakeness of sin .

Lord refresh and renew and restore and make all things new, let us start again each day
and see each day as a new start, take us now Lord and let us be an offering to you that
is acceptable and one that is pleasing to you.

Cleanse us Lord, cleanse us Lord, we walk the hill and we bring an offering and not an
idol.

In Jesus name amen





Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE AUTHORITY ROBE, Psalm 8,Part 2,

Heiliger Rock in Trier 1933
Heiliger Rock in Trier 1933 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



THE AUTHORITY ROBE

Author Guardian

Psalm 8,150 Psalm bible studies,


PSALM 8 - " THE AUTHORITY ROBE "



Lord God in Jesus mighty name we pray for revelation and for signs and
wonders to accompany your word and for eyes to be opened and for the
illumination of minds and hearts.

Teach us Lord that we would know your will in our lifes, not our will,
that we would seek you to bend to our ways and thoughts and what we would
want...as if we could command you and as if you are to do our bidding..

But your will where we bow to your rule and reign and will, where we
would know your Authority robe over us and that we would know your
heart and will for our lifes and that we would then turn from what we
would seek to that which is your good and perfect will.

Even if it may mean the road is harder and things do not go the way
we planned, we walk in your will knowing that we rest in you and in
our Sabbath Rest with You....you provide all that we need.

Let us know our place as we walk in your will and seek only to focus
on you Lord In Jesus name amen
------------------------------------------------------------------


" THE AUTHORITY ROBE "

Lets look at Psalm 8 to begin this message.

Psalm 8 (New International Version)

A psalm of David.

1 O LORD, our Lord,how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

2 From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise
because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

4 what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for
him?

5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under
his feet:

7 all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of
the seas.

9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

CHILDREN OF GOD

Now to begin with , lets go to the book of Genesis and glimpse briefly through
the first four chapters, thats Genesis chapters 1 - 4.

Now you may not agree with me and that is fine, but lets look at this message
and hear God speak , because that is what it is all about in the end, its about
listening to what God is saying, not my words or the preachers words, but its
about hearing what God is saying through the person.

Before we begin I would like to add that, I like come to Gods word as a child,
I take Gods word literally and I try to read from the heart....with the heart.

And I know that there are some who see parts of Genesis as symbolic, there are
some who see the whole of Genesis as symbolic, there are some who see large parts
of the bible as symbolic and draw from the symbolism in Revelations as a foot
stall for their approach.

When we read revelations we see symbols or pictures or images and we read about
7 golden lampstands and 7 stars and we see that these images or pictures have
meanings and represent the Angels of the 7 Churches and the Churches.

We see allegories, which can be stories with double meanings or deeper meanings.

We see typology or types of Jesus or " types of "

But when I read Genesis I like to read Genesis as a child and read it as it is
written, because sometimes we can read so much into things that we actually
loose its meaning and the bible can become mere words of theology and study,
merely being the study of symbolic meanings and some even take out parts of the
bible.

They believe certain parts but when it comes to certain parts of the bible they
just simply cannot comprehend or imagine such a thing happening because they
may have a " teenage attitude " when it comes to believing things out of the
norm !!

There adult ways and intelligence can become a stumbling block to believing the
simplest of childlike things.

I have known Christians who will not believe the " flood and Noah "

Christians and may I say " many non believers " who will not believe the ,
" Garden of Eden story " because it simply insults their intelligence ......

As if we could believe such a thing ?

But now lets look into Genesis and lets look at the message at hand.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

ETERNITY

Now we go firstly to " before the beginning "

That is before time was created and into eternity...

Now satan was an intelligent being, he was given authority, an authority robe,
now God/Jesus gave him this authority robe because God created satan for a
purpose and only God can create from nothing.

God defies our scientific community, He defies the natural laws, His knowledge
is far beyond a million scientific brains, God is a God of the miraculous.

Satan then was in the very prescence of God and praising Him who gives all
authority and power.

But God saw in the eternity of eternities that as we would put it ....

There would be and was a change of heart... " oooo satan had a heart ? "

You see at this point even before God created...and by the way God was creating
long before He created us and the planet we live on...

God saw what would happen because don't forget...God is at the beginning of time
and at the end of time and in time and in eternity, God saw what would happen
and you could say at the point of satans heart changing ( angels have free will )
that God could also see His Son on the Cross and at the same time as satan was
cast down...Jesus hung on the Cross and said " It is finished "

And so God created the earth that we know and live on and the "serpent" satan
had lost his "authority robe" and was cast down to the earth and we see that
God created and that He in Genesis
chapter 1:26 gave Adam and Eve complete authority over the animals and the earth.

And God told Adam and Eve to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth and subdue
it,

Genesis 1

28And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the
earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and
man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and
over every living creature that moves upon the earth.

So Adam and Eve were given an " Authority Robe "

Do you think Adam named the serpent ?
------------------------------------------------

RESTING - ANOTHER DAY

And on the seventh day God rested , Hebrews 4:6

6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it, and those to
whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience,

10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from
his works as God did from His.

so too we can rest...all has been provided, as all was provided to Adam
and Eve ...so too they could rest in Him in the knowledge of His provision
doing His works and will.
-----------------------------------------

BINDING AND LOOSING

You know !! we as Christians can do they same things that Jesus did,
in fact greater things because Jesus now works through us, He is our
" Authority Robe "

Why did'nt Eve bind satan ? Why did'nt Jesus bind satan in the wilderness
temptations ? in fact the only time I can think of Jesus speaking out
directly was when He says " Get behind me satan "

This was because we have Authority as one submits to another,, this is
because Jesus was a greater Authority than satan...in other words in an
army you have soldiers, officers, Lance Corporal, Corporal, Sergeant,
and so it goes on and you have Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel.

Each one subject to the greater..Jesus listened to His Father God in all things,
as the disciples listened to Jesus, as the followers listened to the disciples.

Jesus was greater by far than satan so Jesus says " get behind me satan "

You know...be careful when you pray " I bind you satan "


Our Authority Robe as Christians only goes so far !!

Again as we have seen before in previous messages, there are certain
things that are not for us, that we do not have the authority to do.

Be careful...be wise...be cautious...be alert..be ready.

You hear some Christians speaking out against satan and binding satan in
Jesus name, they use the scripture thus...

Mat 18:18 "I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound
in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

In fact it actually means " I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on
earth is already bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth is already
loosed in heaven.”

In other words we follow Jesus/God and do His will and as we walk in His
will so we hear Him and what is already loosed in heaven we loose on earth.

And whatever we bind on earth is already bound in heaven...to do this we
need to know scripture and we need to have that relationship with Jesus to
know His will.

Yes we can do the same things as Jesus did and even greater BUT it is
for Jesus at the end of time to bind satan, no Christian can bind satan ,
our Authority robe does not extend to being God Himself

We cannot and do not have the Authority to command heaven nor heavens
armies, nor the King Himself, the King does not do our bidding....we do
His...

And so as we walk in His will we can cast out demons in Jesus name and see
lame walk and the sick healed because Jesus is doing His work through us,
that He has prepared in advance for us to do.

But we cannot bind satan, no more than we can win a battle on our own..

So as God has forgiven....we forgive...as God has loved we love..as Jesus
can heal we heal...as Jesus can deliver we deliver because its Him through us.

And so we loose that which is already loosed and bind that which is bound in
heaven.

But to extend our Authority Robe beyond that which was meant is fool hardy
and dangerous, for heaven does not do our bidding, but we do heavens bidding.

And Jesus will bind satan on the final day and once again he will be cast down.

-------------------------------------------

THE GARDEN OF EDEN AND THE AUTHORITY ROBE

So now we look at Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden ...

Can you imagine it ?

Can you imagine real relationship with a living God ?

Walking and talking to Him as you go about your business ?

Can you imagine asking for things and having God answer back ?

Can you imagine saying to a mountain ....." MOVE " and seeing that
mountain move ?

Can you imagine having eternal life ?

DOES THAT SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU ? DOES THAT HAVE A PARCULIAR RESEMBLENCE TO
WHAT WE HAVE AS CHRISTIANS ?

And so imagine if you can and lets let our imagination run wild and lets
consider this !!!!

Imagine saying to a crop growing in the ground, " GROW NOW " and seeing it
multiply before your eyes...


Imagine with your "authority robe" saying, " FRUIT GROW AND COME INTO MY HAND "

Imagine saying to an animal, " COME HERE " and it obeys you !!!

Imagine speaking to a tree and saying " DROP YOUR FRUIT NOW "

WOWWWWWWWW

And so Adam and Eve had their " Authority Robes " they had been given authority.

But not only that God was walking and talking with them and there was no death,
no disease, no ill health, no work and toil to earn and eat ,no aging,.....

Imagine having no dentists ? No doctors ? No hospitals ? national health ?
Pensions ? the list is endless....

This "Authority robe" , this Robe of Authority, this Authority was given to
Adam and Eve which means it was given to mankind...to us...to the world ...

Now we have one, who had lost his " Authority Robe " ? he had lost his authority,
? who might this be ? you could say "the only authority satan had at this point
was the authority of legions of demons, those angles that had followed the Arch
Angel and now were led by him.
-------------------------------------------

MAN LOOSES HIS AUTHORITY ROBE

At this point this was the only Authority that satan had....

And we see the " father of lies, the great deceiver of nations, the serpent,was
not only under the authority of God but of MAN "

And the serpent looks at Adam and Eve ,and he studies them, he looks at their
relationship with each other and with God...he uses his hordes of demons to
trick and to munipulate and to gather information...

he looks for the weakest point, he studies the relationships, he delves not into
the mind but into the actions and reactions.

And then he waits for an oportune time and launches his attack...

He chooses Eve to attack and speaks to her causing confusion and doubt to enter
her mind for the first time.

You know this is how satan works time and time again, he waits, he lurks, he
watches, he looks for the weakest part, and then he will try to cast doubt into
your mind.

This is not the only way satan attacks and you know satan mimmicks God and as
God has many legions of angels and sometimes uses his angels to speak to us even
in person, so too satan has many demons under his control who can also speak lies
and try to deceive us.

But this method of attack is one of the ways in which satan and his demons work,
by casting doubt into the mind, doubt that can casue worry and distress and
anxiety and tension and illness.

He will whisper into our ears or use his demons to whisper, " Did God really
say that ? "

" Did God really say ? "

Or He will use scripture...satan and his legions know scripture very well,
back to front and inside out, they know scripture the same as they know God,
and they know of God and believe He has power and know of His power, in fact
you could say " they have first hand experience of his power and authority"

More so than some Christians..

And so satan tempts Eve and casts doubt into her mind at at this point Eve had
not sinned, she still had her " Authority Robe "

And satan says " God does'nt want you take take of the fruit because if you do
He knows you will become like Him "

And so Eve is tempted and takes from the tree, she puts her temptation into
action and takes the fruit.

There was nothing magical in the fruit, the fruit could have been a vegetable,
or anything, the fact is she disobeyed God and took that which was forbidden.

You see at this point satan had taken the " Authority Robe "

Now Adam and Eve were naked before God..

Now satan had taken that which had belonged to us...

Now he had authority over the earth, now he was the prince of the air..

Now he had dominion over the creatures of the earth..

Now he had deceived and tricked Adam and Eve into giving him the
" Authority Robe "

Now Adam and Eve were naked before God and were cast out from the prescence of
God and from the Garden, the same as satan was cast out of heaven.
--------------------------------------------

THE WORLD AND THE PRINCE OF THE AIR - THE AUTHORITY ROBE STOLEN

Now satan had the power over death, now sicknes and disease came, now the was no
more eternal life, now destruction came and life would not be the same, now where
there was abundance and prosperity, came poverty and hunger,

Now no more could Adam and Eve ( we ) command the crops to grow and food to
fall into our hands.

Now there was separation from God and pain and suffering and greed and corruption
entered the world, now lies and deceit and trickery reigned, now the " Authority Robe "
was taken by the " father of lies "

Now no longer could man walk in communion with God and God walk with man, now
the " Authority Robe " had a different owner and death had come upon mankind, war
and hate, no more was life sustained fully, no more would the plants and crops grow
in abundance and never fail.

No more would the flowers bloom forever and the fruit feed a multitude.

Now Adam and Eve had taken from a different fruit and now mankind would know
the consequences of disobedience and the fall.

Now they would have to toil the ground and labour in vain with folly and
foolishness, foolishly chasing the wind as Solomon himself found and observed.

Ecclesiastes 1:17

Now the work of the hands led to death as cain sought to please God with the
work of his hands, but there was only one thing that could free man and restore
the " Authority Robe "

So too abels blood cried out from the ground..


The One who gives all authority and gave all authority in the beginning..

Only Jesus could restore the " Authority Robe " and give back to man that which
was stolen.


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

JESUS GIVES BACK THE " AUTHORITY ROBE "

Now we go back to Psalm 8

And we look at verse 1

God is the one who gives Authority, for He is higher than any other and His glory is
above the heavens and from the lips of His children He has ordained praise to silence
the enemy,

We saw in Genesis that God made every living thing and all things and all of creation
speaks of His handywork, for no one has an excuse when they have looked up since
earliest times and known of Gods existence.

His creation speaks for Him and yet something is wrong ?

Why ?

Then psalm 8 goes on .....

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings [c]
and crowned him with glory and honor.

6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:

7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,

8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

? JESUS

Look up 1 Corinthians 15:27-28

1 Corinthians 15:27-28 (LASB...life application study bible)

27 For the scriptures say "He has put all things under His authority."
Of course when it says "all things are under His Authority," that
does not include God Himself, who gave Christ His Authority
, the Son will put Himself under Gods Authority, so that God , who
gave His Son Authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over
everything everywhere.



Also look up Hebrews 2:6-8

You see Jesus has all authority in heaven and on earth and above these scriptures
point to psalm 8 and talk of Jesus who has all authority and power and dominion
over every living thing and over all creation.

And so Jesus comes , you could say at the point of Eve taking the " wrong fruit " that
hung from the tree,

Jesus hung from a tree and we receive the new fruit from Him.

Although in our time scale it seems a long time between Eve taking and Jesus
giving back in Gods eyes of eternity it was nothing.

And so man had lost the " Authority Robe " and Jesus comes and gives back the
" The Authority Robe " to its rightful owner.

Now when we or if we have Christ in us as Christians we have the "Authority Robe "

Now we have eternal life back, now we have Authority in Christ, now we can say to
the mountain " MOVE " and it will move.

Now we have abundance, now we can be free, now we have a way to walk back into
that relationship with God and to have God walk with us, now we can be healed and
restored, now we can have restoration and freedom, now we can know in faith that
death is not the final destination.

Now once more we regain the " Authority Robe "

Now we can speak to God without separation....once more...

But the world still goes on having lost its " Authority Robe"

For Only through Christ can we be clothed..

And the world walks on in blindness, but God calls out to anyone who will listen,
ALL THE TIME, for all of creation speaks of Him...

Now our authority is in Christ as we are subject to Him and walk with Him as it
was intended " IN THE BEGINNING "

And we can say " O Lord our Lord, your Majestic name fills the earth "

HAVE YOU GOT THE " AUTHORITY ROBE " ?

In order to have the authority robe and to take it back from the one who stole
it you simply need to speak to God and ask Him to give it back to you through
Jesus who bought it for you...
-----------------------------------------

Pray with me and as you see the words on the screen...speak out these words
to God who hears all hearts as I will be speaking out too..

Lord God Father of Truth and Light in Jesus name I turn to you and turn from what
I would want and seek your will that I might know your rest, to know the
Authority you have given and to know my place.

I ask you into my heart and life, not to do my bidding but so that I can see
your will for my life unfold, your good and perfect will.

Fill me with your Holy Spirit and cleanse me and make me new so that the blindness
that I have walked in would be lifted from my eyes and that I would no longer
be naked before you but clothed with your Authority in my life in Jesus name Amen








Saturday, January 18, 2014

Father Of Lights - Worship ,Psalm 8,

Black hole quasar NASA
Black hole quasar NASA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Father Of Lights - Worship

Author Guardian

Father Of Lights - Worship


Lord God Father of lights let us shine like stars in the universe for all to see and
let us not hide away ..

Let our prescence and radiance be seen by all in a dark world that people would look
and be amazed as they gaze at the children of the light and day...

Lord let us not be swallowed up and be sucked in by the world but let us know your
power and strength within us ..as an never ending source burning inside and radiating
out.

Fill us to overflowing Lord that others might be attracted to our light and be pulled
in to circle round us as we serve a God that made and created all things in Jesus name
amen
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

And so we continue tonight looking at Cross references and the " Stars " and we
continue our theme of worship .

Before we start I have to add that we do not worship created things but we worship
instead the creater of all things, but we merely look at the created that points to
the creator.

We do not worship or live our lifes based on the star signs neither do we base our
future on fortune telling, but we base our future in Christ Jesus, who has far more to
offer ...not that we would follow Him simply because He offers more !!

We ( of course ) neither run after those people seen as " more gifted " to get prophesies
or words of knowledge as if we would use others in our family like fortune tellers !!

No of course not we seek God alone and run after Him don't we ?

We would not follow great teachers or scholars or mere men with anointed ministeries ?
would we ? no we follow them not because they have a gifting but we follow them because
we want to learn from them because they point us to the creator.

We follow a Rabbi because he points to the Great Rabbi and we would never follow them
simply because of their gifting !! would we ? or seek for them to predict our future..
as if they would be fortune tellers on our behalf because we can seek God ouselves....
can't we ?

We follow these men and women because they are leaders of
a flock and because they point to God.....don't we !!

And so we look at the stars not as if it were astrology but because it is astronomy,
that points to the creator of all things.

The stars can no more predict the future than an atom can, which in itself is the
miniature universe.

Incidently, I wonder why people seem to put so much emphasis on how the moon and the sun
and the planets affect us ? and they do whether we like it or not, the sun predicts
the day and night and has been placed there by God to give us life as also the Son.

The moon displays the seas and waves in splendour as they trot to and fro gallopping
accross the land.

The stars may also have an effect on us, but we do not look to these things even though
they do have an effect on us and why not ? because when we use these things to predict
our future we are taking our eyes off God and making these things our God instead.

Its funny is'nt it ? how we can place such a great emphasis on celestial bodies and yet
when it comes to the other celestial bodies that are spiritual bodies we seem to put these
in second place ?

We see more force behind the sun and moon than we do behind God and the enemy ummm
thats strange, so lets begin our journey into astronomy and learn a lesson from the
creator of astronomy.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Lord God Father of light in Jesus name we come to you and we give you our very lifes
and in return you give us your life, we come to you now as children of the light and
we wonder at the magnificence and splendour and glory of all that speaks and proclaims
your name.

For the heavens speak of you and the universe cries out to you and longs and yearns
for the day when it shall be transformed into something new and the very stones cry
out to you and speak of the maker.

Since earliest times men and women have gazed at the stars and known of your existence
Lord therefore there is no excuse.

We worship You Lord for you alone are the maker of all things and all things cry out to
you and point to you and direct to you.

We thankyou now Lord as we come to your word that we will come eager in anticipation
wanting to hear from you Lord and the wonders of your creation but most of all Lord we
come to you because we want to know more of you In Jesus Name amen
---------------------------------------------------------------------------


The universe and astronomy has always fascinated people since earliest times and I
have to say " It is one of my favourite subjects " although throughout the years I
have come to the conclusion that " The more we learn about the universe and the planets ,
solar system, black holes, space and the mind blowing expanses of outerspace and galaxies...
the more we need to find out.

Delving into astronomy reminds me of looking into Gods heart ...as the more you learn the
more there is too learn and we have to come to the conclusion that " we know very little "

I find myself having to throw out the " text book teaching " I learnt as a child about the
planets because as scientists learn more about the expanses of space ..they realise how
little they knew.

We now find pluto downgraded from a planet !! we find we have a second moon !! be it
very small and more like an orbiting piece of small rock a few miles wide ...but nonetheless...
a moon.

We find that our knowledge and our understanding of our own small solar system is very
limited and scientists are still to ascertain what " space " is, being a " dark matter "

Maybe if we were ever to find the answer to what lies beyond a " black hole " we might
find our questions growing ever more and again find another expanse of unanswerable
questions !!

It makes us seem so small ...does'nt it ?

And yet as we look at the immenseness of space we can look also to the tiny atom....
a universe within itself with the nucleus and nuetrons and protons and electrons
encircling like miniature planets .

How could a God that is so big and mighty know every tiny atom that we cannot even see ?

I wonder if He names them ?

I wonder if He has named every tiny atom ? He being in every tiny atom knows about every
molecule and partical because if He did not He would not be God.

For there is nothing that God does not know about, for He is everywhere and in all things
at once.

And as we look at the atom and we wonder at the creation that proclaims God we also can
look at the stars in the sky and wonder in wonder.

And men and women can imagine about other civilisations and peoples and yet we know that
there cannot be aliens do we not ? if such a thing did exist it might exist in animal form
or vegetable or as a bacteria or germ...

But we know that Jesus the Son died on a Cross of wood once for all and we know that the
earth is Gods footstool and we know that Christ did not die once for all 1000 times over
and over again on different planets all over the universe ....!! don't we ?

We also know that Jesus did not give up His life as a ransom for many on other planets,
using this planet as a mere platform to proclaim salvation to all life forms don't we ?

And yet there are some that like to have imaginations that exalt above Gods word but as we
let Christ trasnform our way of thinking, we begin to see that Christ has cast down those
imaginations and fanciful ideas of the heart and He takes into captivity those thoughts
and leads us on in His train. 2 Corinthians 10:5 2 Corinthians 2:14

Lets look at some more scripture and go from the beginning of time that God made to the
end of time that God made and lets Go into Gods time who is at the beginning and at the end
at the same time.

And we go to Genesis at the beginning of time or before time and we see Lucifer " the
morning star " being cast down...the is the fallen one who brought a "third" of the angelic
hosts down with him

This is not Jesus mentioned in 2 Peter 1:19 (English Standard Version)

19And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to
pay attention(B) as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and
the morning star rises in your hearts,

This is Jesus who came to earth to proclaim liberty and freedom and salvation to captives
and to take them captive in His Train.

I wonder what third of angelic hosts went down as a falling star to Earth ?

I wonder if the higher ranking angelic hosts were involved here ?

We can see these scriptures as speaking about the fallen third of angels cast down from
their lofty place or we can see these scriptures as speaking about the end times and
the stars falling from the sky...

Revelation 12:4

Its tail swept away one-third of the stars in the sky and knocked them down to the earth.


REV 8:12 The fourth angel sounded his trumpet, and a third of the sun was
struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of
them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of
the night.

ISA 13:10 The stars of heaven and their constellations will not show their
light. The rising sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its
light.


MAT 24:29 "Immediately after the distress of those days "'the sun will be
darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from
the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

ACT 2:19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth
below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.


Wow what a powerful God we serve ? one who can command the universe? why ? because He
created the univers and flung stars into space and the same hands that moulded and shaped
the universe ....the same hands that moulded and shaped you and me and the same hands
that continue to shape and mould our lifes as we walk on in this journey are the same
hands that bled for our salvation.

The same nail pierced hands that created and shaped this vast universe and every minute
atom were pierced for you and for me .

The same breathe that spoke and created in the beginning breathed a final breathe on the
Cross of wood and said " Father forgive them for they know not what they do "

The same feet that made the earth His footstool bled for you and for me.

The same robe that was torn from the maker of the universe is worn by us, .....
it is called the robe of salvation and the blood sets us free.

The same breathe that breathed life into adam and into you and me...that stretches down
and breathes into our nostrils the breathe of life is the same breathe that said " Father
why have you forsaken me ? "and at this time the earth grew dark !!!

The same hands that stetched out the heavens bore our sin !

I wonder how big and how wide and how deep Gods love is for us ?

Ask yourself how big and how wide and how long and how high is the universe ?

Now lets look up at the stars in wonder and see Gods creation speak of the creator !!


When we consider " sun spots " the size of our earth or ten times larger !! when we
consider " dwarf stars " and collapsing giant stars imploding into themselves and causing
themselves to become " anti matter " huge holes in the surface of the universe..that
scientists call " Black holes "

I have always thought that their name really does not describe or even begin to touch upon
their immenseness and grandness and this in turn reminds me of God. And I consider what
name I might give Him ? what name might we give God ? for we cannot give God a name nor
can we even begin to describe Him, for He already has a name and He already has many names.

And it was never for us to name Him, but only for us to name the animals.....I wonder in
our understanding if we could ever imagine God already choosing our names before we were
born ?

"O NOOO GAURDIAN ....MY PARENTS GAVE ME MY NAMEEE.." ?

Did they ? think about that....and consider that God knows the names of every planet,
every star, every galaxy, every obiting sphere , every black hole and tiny particle that
exists and has its being even before man was born in the heart of God, if man and woman
was ever born in the heart of God !! or was man always in the heart of God ?

Consider for a moment this scripture

Luke 1:13

But the angel said to him, "Stop being afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been
heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to name him John.

?
I wonder who named Jesus ?

When we consider that the same hands that flung stars into space were pierced by our sin !!

The same hands that spoke and gave life and created the immense expanse and unmeasurable
expanse of space and time and light and darkness and life and breathed life into us...

Gasped His last breath on a Cross of wood ...to give you life !!

Lets pause with this scripture for a moment !!

Job 9:2 - 10 RSV


But how can a man be just before God? If one wished to contend with him, one could not
answer him once in a thousand times. He is wise in heart and mighty in strength -
who has resisted him, and succeeded?

He who removes mountains and they know it not
when he overturns them in his anger who shakes the earth out of its place and its
pillars tremble who commands the sun and it does not rise, who seals up the stars
who alone stretched out the heavens, and trampled the waves of the sea,

Who made the
Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the Chambers of the South, who does great things
beyond understanding and marvellous things without number..."


When we consider Vast black holes in the universe sucking in matter and engulfing
anything and everything that may wander past.

These black holes in the universe sucking in matter like giant vacuum cleaners, cleaning
up space.

A white dwarf or red giant comes about once a star
or sun has exhausted itself and burnt itself out it, the star will then implodes on
itself,

if the sun or star
is smaller in size it will become a red giant and once it has shed its outer layers
becomes what scientists call " A white Dwarf " and eventually become ( although none are
known of YET ... a "black dwarf "

A "black hole" is basically a star that once shone and exhausted its energies, it then
implodes back into itself and the forces involved are so immense that it will keep on
imploding on itself until it becomes anti matter.


When we consider one of the largest black holes in the universe that man has found up until
this date !! which is called M87..( sounds like a motorway does'nt it ? )

This black hole is 3 billion times larger than our own sun !! IMAGINE ..? 3 billion times
larger ? and scientists with their techniques and equipment can only wonder as they measure
the data and consider the verosity and chaos and violence of this huge black hole, sucking
into itself immense amounts of matter.


ISAIAH 34:4 All the stars of the heavens will be dissolved and the sky rolled
up like a scroll; all the starry host will fall like withered leaves from
the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree.

Matter that becomes anti matter once it reaches temperatures of millions of degrees and shoots
out of the black hole as what we call " x rays "

No light is emmitted from a black hole and the mass of a black hole, some balck holes can
be so dense they are said to be equal to 3 billion times the weight or mass of our own sun.

( for there is no light in Him ) although he is likened to a star !! and can be seen as
an angel of light...2 Corinthians 11

This one single black hole measuring 3 billion times the size of our own sun is situated
within what the scientists call " Virgo " cluster, a cluster of galaxies ....not just one or
two clusters but thousands upon thousands of clusters and in the center of these thousands
upon thousands of galaxies lies this black hole.

Psalms 19:1


David speaks in psalm 8

When I consider your heavens,

The work of your fingers, The moon and the stars,

Which you have set in place , What is man that you are mindful of him,

The son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly
beings

And crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands;

You put everything under his feet: All flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field,

The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, All that swim the paths of the seas.

O Lord, our Lord,How majestic is your name In all the earth!


This cluster of galaxies where the largest black hole found up until now is situated is
ten times the mass of the milky way..

And lets consider our own sun 870,000 miles accross (solar radius)..our own sun accounts
for 99% of all matter in our solar system..and our own planet earth could fit 1 million
times into our sun !!

The largest star known to man is called ( by us..not God or are we merely repeating the names
God has already given in prophetic utterance ? )

VY Canis Majoris !! which is 5 thousand light years from earth and measures 2,100 times
the size of our Sun. !!

When we consider the works of His hands ? what are man that you are mindful of him ?


God speaks through
His creation and the vastness of God cannot be fathomed or imagined or comprehended,
nor perceived in the minds of man or woman.


Lets look at another scripture

JOSHUA 10:12 On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua
said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: "O sun, stand still over
Gibeon, O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon."


Wow !! thats cool or hot should I say ? God who made the universe and everything in it
who stretched out the expanse of stars that we see with our eyes !! stopped the sun ?
which is 870,000 miles accross !! wooooooo ..what a mighty God we serve !!

Why did He do that ? ...for one man ? God would stop the sun for one man ?

JOB 9:7 He speaks to the sun and it does not shine; he seals off the light
of the stars.

wooo wow...who can comprehend God ?


2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will
disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the
earth and everything in it will be laid bare.

ummm a new heavens and a new earth ? maybe when we become Christians this new
earth and heavens already comes into being because when we change soo too does
that which encircles us !!

Maybe the new heavens and the new earth is already set in place ? for if it were not
then God would not know all things and we would not be seated in heavenly places now
with Him..

REVELATIONS 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and
the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

Wow God can destroy that which He soo lovingly made ? why would He do that ?

Why would God change us and renew us ? maybe things are not the way He planned ?

Maybe in His love for us He gave us free will !! and maybe we kind of messed things up !!

I remember when a certain person left home and what a mess they left behind, what a mess
their lifes were in !! what a mess they had made with their own free will !! what a mess
they left behind in torn and tattered lifes !! what a mess they made of their hearts and
of those around !!

But God gave them a second chance !! they could start again from scratch like a new day !!

A bit like a new start... a new beginning... a new chance to start again...

A new heart...wow how they had fallen !! wow how they had swept with them so many people !!

Wow how they had tried to play at being God Himself !! wow they said " ITS MY LIFE "

oooo dear,,,, but God in His mercy gave them a new start ,,a new beginning..

a new family, new friends.. new brothers ....new sisters....a new Father ....

A new day, a new universe, a new heavens, a new earth... !!


JOB 37:18 can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of
cast bronze?

PSALM 8:3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon
and the stars, which you have set in place,


PSALM 136:7 who made the greatt lighs--His love endures forever.


JEREMIAH 31:35 This is what the LORD says, he who appoints the sun to shine by
day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea
so that its waves roar--the LORD Almighty is his name:

And so we like stars in the universe shine out fo all to see.....don't we !!

Astronomers have recently discovered an amazing object in the heavens. Some
have dubbed it the "celestial cross."

But is it any wonder that throughout this entire huge space that we live in and
amongst the trillions upon trillions of stars , galaxies , planets and mass of celestial
dust we should find a cloud shaped like a Cross ?

We only have to look at the stars like David did and say " When I consider the works of
your hands "

And so to summarise...we look at the stars in the sky to see the splendour and the glory
of God..

But we do not put these things before God nor do we use the things created by God to predict
our futures, but we lean on God and cast aside astrology becasue we know that these things
are merely temporal and God is eternal and He will decide whether we are to know the
future or not.

Because He knows what is best for us and He knows what will harm us, and a little knowledge
is very dangerous in the hands of the created .

We neither worship man nor a gifting a man may have, nor do we worship money, becasue
we know these things are only temporal and we look to God and we worship Him alone.

Lets pray.

Lord Father God In Jesus name you who flung stars into space and have called us by name,
how great is your name in all the earth and in all the universe, you who have called us
by name placed the stars in the sockets and designed the vast expanse of the stary skies.

You named each celestial body and you made the Earth your footstool and gave us authority
to name the animals and to subdue the Earth and not the planets.

Your creation speaks of your glory and even the very rocks would cry out and the trees would
clap for joy and the mountains tremble at the sound of your voice.

We worship you alone Lord God who created all these things for us to marvel at and we remind
ouselves of your love for us..that you should make all this for us, that we might come to
you.

We marvel at your splendour that you might think of us and be in love with us, that you
might always say and then do in demonstration ...for there is nothing that you say that
you do not do yourself, becuase you speak and do...you believe in us and we believe in
you...you love us and we love you...you want us to worship you as you always think of us
and we are always on your mind so too you are always on our minds and we meditate on your
word to us day and night.

We demonstrate your love to us becuase you demonstrate your love to us, we sacrifice our
lifes to you becuase you sacrificed your life for us.

We lay down anything that gets in the way of our relationship because you layed down all
things.

We lay down astrology before you now and we lay down anything that would predict the
future because you are the one and only God and we lay down our worship of the stars
that predict our lifes and hearts.

We repent of our belief in astrology and turn from our worship of the stars and we bow
before the creator of all things

And anything else that might exalt itself above you Lord who made the stary skies and
the heavens that we survey and we look to your creation and we prasie you that you are such
a mighty God who is in every universe and in every atom in Jesus name amen