Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The God Of Seven Thunders,Psalm 18,

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The God Of Seven Thunders,Psalm 18,

The God Of Seven Thunders


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Psalm 18,150 bible studies,



The God Of Seven Thunders


Lord let us know more and more in our lifes the reality of your presence, let our eyes be opened
and go deeper into the spiritual truths of your heart and let us see you move not just
in our own hearts and lifes but in others.

Make us astounded Lord and count your blessings , make us astonished and speechless at
the things you are going to do, blow us away with the wind of your Spirit.

Renew our minds that we might have the mind of Christ and become mature in you.

Let us not focus on the past or the future but let us focus on you alone and not our
circumstances , let us focus directly ahead at the race and prize and as the specators
gaze and cheer us on let us have the knowledge of your prescence ...your shekinah Glory,

In Jesus name amen

I had a vison or picture ealier this week of a man - a person clothed in white and He was
motionless like " A pillar of salt " and after this some time later on another picture
came of a hand reaching down, this was accompanied by another picture given to someone
else at the same time that was similiar in nature of hands.

God wants us and me to move on, not to stand still,not to look back,to focus on Him alone.

He is building and He is the builder and architect and He is the Rock and foundation and
cornerstone.


We move on with God and we do not stand still or look back and Gods sword swings from
many angles and divides.

But lets go onto this message.

THE GOD OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS


In Psalm 18 we see many sides of God and we see a vision or pictures put into music by
David, a song of the heart...a melody, a new song..a poem..a series of pictures are shown
here by David and we see lots of imagery and we see the many sided God who comes through
this series of pictures as an "angry God " a " fearsome God " a God who strikes terror
into the heart of gods and a God of justice and righteouness.

We also see the other side of God like a two edged sword, who comes to save and deliver
and in love He saves David from His enemies.

And David being in relationship with Father God hides under the shadow of His protection.

David knows by experience the love of the Father God and proclaims His maker as the Rock
and Fortress and Shelter.

And so we shall look into some of the imagery surrounding this psalm.

Rev 10:3-4

"Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down." (NIV)

Now we are not about to go into the meaning of the seven thunders as if any man yet
knows the true answer, but we are going to look at the many characteristics and sides of
God and how in many ways we cannot even begin to explain him but through " relationship "


The terrifying awesome God of the ages and the Father of Lights is an awesome and
powerful God indeed,


From His throne room thunder, lightning and sounds never heard on earth reach out and
light brighter than ever seen by human eye or understood by the minds of mortal man
reaches into the universe and beyond and His brilliance is hidden lest those who cannot
bear the light of God be exposed.

His voice at creation spoke out seven times to create and by the breathe of His mouth He
breathed life into man and by the breathe of His mouth He continues to breathe life
into humankind

His seven fold spirit reaches
and moves in ways we cannot explain and no one knows where the Holy Spirit of God will
go.

He gives wisdom to the needy and His Spirit rests on those He chooses

Isaiah 11:2 and the Sevenfold Spirit:

"And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD."

To the one who seeks Christ He gives the mind of Christ and gives the Spirit of the Lord,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding and of counsel,

The Spirit of might, knowledge and counsel...

To the seven churches He speaks and the seven fold Spirit before His throne echoes
out the praises of the God most high
.
He is to be feared by those gods who plunder and steal,He is an angry God and His wrath
shall be known and seen


Zephaniah 2:11

The LORD will be terrifying to them, for He will starve all the gods of the earth;
and all the coastlands of the nations will bow down to Him, everyone from his own
place.

God is awesome indeed and majestic, He is able to do anything anytime anywhere.

He can blow the minds of unbelievers and scoffers, He can bring revelation to to unseeing
( spiritually ) and help the lame ( those who do not walk with Him ) to walk.


He can make a donkey speak, when in the eyes of the evolutionist ..that would be
ridiculous.

He can make the seas part when in the eyes of the scientist ..that would be against
the laws of nature.

He can flood the earth ...when in the eyes of the humanist that would be silly.

He can create all the stars in the heavens ...when in the eyes of the minimalist
that would be a waste.

He can cause the blind to see..(spiritually) when in the eyes of the seeing that would
be unfair.

He can cause the ears of the deaf to hear (spiritually) ...when in the eyes of the
unbeliever that would be unheard of.

He can cause the lame to walk (spiritually)..when in human terms that would be a step
too far.

He can cause the heavens and the earth to come to an end in the twinkling of an eye.
..when in the eyes of people ..anyone else would be sued.

He can cause the living to rise again and in fact millions do or will...when in the
eyes of the already dead ...that would be injustice.

He can judge all peoples ...when in the eyes of unbelievers ..he is judged.

He creates life....when in the eyes of the unbeliever He takes it.

He can do anything ..anywhere ..anytime...when in the eyes of the athiest ..that
would be untrue.

He can form a baby in the mothers womb...when in the eyes of the unsaved....they do
it all by themselves without Gods help.

He gives life and He takes life.....and judges the thoughts ..actions and motives of
the heart and mind......when His children do the same not realising .

He creates and he destroys that which we claim as ours.

He gives us rights...which we claim as ours.

He is a God of the impossible and even the impossible He makes possible.

He is a mighty and awesome God and He lives in me.

Yes He lives in me and you all those who know and walk with Jesus the Son of God.

He lives in us...He lives in us....say after me..
.
He lives in me !!

He is a God who has no where to lay His head.... no man can build Him a home, no mortal
can build Him a dwelling place, He does not live in temporary dwellings as man or woman,
but He lives in eternity because He is eternity.


How can such a big and awesome God live in us ? how can the God who fills the whole
universe live in us !!

He lives in us by His Holy Spirit and He indwells us, He tabernacles in us and with us,
He habitates by His Holy Spirit.

We are like temporary dwelling places ( tents )

He lives in us and moves in us and works through us and although He is such a big and
mighty God He says " I love you "

We call Him God ....the " I AM " and yet there is no name that we know of to describe Him,
no single name can describe the character and attributes of God, for He is bigger than
any name.

He is the all sufficient one el shaddai , He is the Master and Lord..the great Adonai,
Jehovah Jireh the great provider who provides all our needs,He is the Jehovah Rophe by
whom we receive healing and by His stripes we are healed.

He is the God of battle Jehovak Nissi,who sanctifies us and sets us apart as a Holy People,
the one who divides Jehovah-M'Kaddesh,He is the grwat unchanging Lord God Shalom who
gives peace to those who seek Him.

He is a righteous judge and makes us righteous ...for He is our righteouness,and through
Jesus we are made right with Him the great and majestic Jehovah God Tsidkenu who gives
justice and declares us innocent because the price has been paid in full.

A God , Father and Lord and King who has many faces and He lives in me and you
"by His Spirit "

The Shepherd that guides and gently nurtures,
The friend that sticks closer than a brother,
The good samaritan who picks you up from the wayside,
The Companion that carries you when you are weary,

The teacher who instructs you and guides you,
The King who leans down and listens to you,
The gardener who sows the seed and waters,
The Prince of peace who gives peace.

The hiding place from the storm and the refuge in times of trouble.
The high tower and fortress who strengthens you.
The shelter of protection ,
The shield and mighty warrior.

The water of life that fills you with joy,
The well of salvation,
The stream that overflows,
The Spring of everlasting life.

The morning Star that brings light to my life,
The light and fire that burns in you.
The beacon on the hill
The one who lives in unapproachable light, who masks His light,

The Father and the Mother
The brother and the friend
The encourager and the helper
The carer to the end.

The one who protects you under wings of love
The one who teaches you how to fly
The eagle that flies and soars above
The one that see's your needs and supplies

Thats you God and King, My Jesus

Your hiding place and mine.

Although God is so big and so mighty and so majestic He can reside in us and tabernacle
with us.

I once had a vision looking down accross an expanse of desert and seeing tent upon tent
strewn accross a wasteland, it was hot and dry and arrid and silent.

But as I looked I noticed the wind stirring up and the material of the large tents
began to rustle in the wind and God was saying that He was blowing new life into this
empty wasteland and the tents would be filled with His prescence..His Shekinah Glory.

Paul the tent maker speaks of our temporary bodies...

2 Corinthians 5

1Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building
from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.

2Meanwhile we groan,
longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling, 3because when we are clothed, we
will not be found naked.


4For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened,
because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling,
so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.

5Now it is God who has made us for
this very purpose and has given us the Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to
come.

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These things are not built by human "[b]hands[/b]" but by God the great architect and
designer and builder

And so we have looked at how big God is but how He can also reside and indwell in and
with and work through us.

Now we look at His prescence....His visible prescence....His Shekinah Glory.

Shekinah is a hebrew word that means basically "dwelling place " it is the visible
manifestation of God and here we see that God can in fact and does "dwell in us " by
His Spirit.

We are or can be the temporary residence of His prescence, we are the dwelling place
for His Holy Spirit if we are Christians " Christ In "

Many times in scripture we see this "visible" manifestation of God and we read about
"the cloud " we read about a "pillar" of cloud, a covering of cloud,

clouds that appear
as smoke or rain clouds, this is the only way that people can explain with the mortal eyes
and minds and the only way it can be comprehended...as basically " A Cloud "

Why does Gods prescence appear as in a cloud ? because basically the appearing of His
Prescence would be too much for us to look upon, when we consider that no man " in flesh "
can look upon God and live and when we consider that even in Spirit we would be terrified
at His awesome sight, the only way we can come to Him is through love, through His Son.

Exodus 33:18-23

Then Moses said, "Now show me your glory." And the LORD said, "I will cause all my
goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your
presence.

I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on
whom I will have compassion. But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see
me and live." Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a
rock. When my glory passes by,

I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with
my hand until I have passed by. Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back;
but my face must not be seen."


And so He protects by enveloping Himself in cloud or dark cloud or smoke.

To demonstrate Gods prescence and His Shekinah Glory aming mortal man we shall go to
scripture and see how Gods prescence ( note....Gods prescence ) appears to men.


2 Samuel 22:8-14

"The earth trembled and quaked, the foundations of the heavens shook; they trembled
because he was angry.

Smoke rose from his nostrils; consuming fire came from his mouth,
burning coals blazed out of it. He parted the heavens and came down; dark clouds were
under his feet. He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind.


He made darkness his canopy around him-- the dark rain clouds of the sky. Out of the
brightness of his presence bolts of lightning blazed forth. The LORD thundered from
heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.

Exodus 40:34-35

Then the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the glory of the LORD filled the
tabernacle. Moses could not enter the Tent of Meeting because the cloud had settled upon
it, and the glory of the LORD filled the tabernacle.


Isaiah 6:1-4

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted,
and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six
wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and
with two they were flying.

And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is
the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." At the sound of their voices
the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

When we look to Mount Sinia we remember smoke and the mountian covered in dark cloud as
Moses spoke to the " I AM " and we remember that Moses had to veil His face after
speaking with God becasue of the brightness and glare that ommitted.

Now we with unveiled faces !!

I Kings 8:10-14

When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the LORD

Notice in Acts 1:7-11

After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from
their sight

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of
the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.


After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them
in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

We have seen how God can manifest His prescence and we can see the Shekinah Glory,
we have seen the awesomeness and greatness and majesty of A Holy
God and the way His prescence manifests

And now we move to lil old you and me.

And we look to the "touch" of God..

We have seen or heard of when God has come down in power upon people and how His
" Prescence " has been observed through physical signs and wonders.

We may know of people who have fallen down under His prescence or have known of physical
signs and wonders that have resulted in Gods prescence coming down.

We see the visible prescence of God through the visible manifestations and
physical signs accompanying His prescence and we wonder as Gods Holy Spirit heals and
delivers and we marvel at the living God who demonstrates His power in and through our
every day lifes.

And so we come to Psalms and to David and to Psalm 17 and 18

And we read in Psalm 17

Psalm 17:8 (New International Version)

8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,


This shadow is Gods protection, for although we are in Him and He is in us we also hide
in Him and we can be hidden in God so that the enemy cannot find us, He can protect us
under the "shadow of His wing " like a mother caring for her young.

But now we move to Psalm 18 which is the focus of this study and I will not paste
the entire Psalm here as it is fifty verses but if you can look at this psalm yourself
you will notice it begins with David singing of God His strength...

His Rock, Fortress, Savior, protection, shield and place of safety...

This is the wing of protection that David is hiding in at this time, David having been
delivered from saul and from his enemies who pursued him, praises God for His deliverance
.

Now from psalm 18 we glide back to 2 Samuel 22 and you will find that 2 Samuel 22 is
almost a duplicate of Psalm 18, here we have one of the duplications in Gods word and
again we read the same Psalm of David.

Now we can read on from either 2 Samuel 22 or Psalm 18 and now we start to observe something
we looked into earlier in this study and I shall put some of the scripture onto this page.

Psalm 18

7Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were
shaken, because he was wroth.

8There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals
were kindled by it.

9He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

10And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and
thick clouds of the skies.

12At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals
of fire.

13The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones
and coals of fire.

14Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and
discomfited them.

15Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were
discovered at thy rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

16He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

17He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were
too strong for me.

18They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

19He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in
me.

Here we see many aspects of God...we see the terrifying all powerful God, the God of
Justice, righteouness,we see the God of Love who delievers David from his enemies.

This is like a vision and prophetic utterance from David as He describes our awesome God.

And again we see the clouds and smoke, verse 11

11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and
thick clouds of the skies.

The sides of God we can never comprehend, where we see such a God of wrath and power and
anger (Read Deuteronomy 29:27, 28 ) and yet a God who comes in such power who rescues
David from Hs enemies in love.

Isaiah 11:2 and the Sevenfold Spirit:

"And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD."

1. The Spirit of the Lord.

2. The spirit of wisdom.

3. The spirit of understanding.

4. The spirit of counsel.

5. The spirit of might.

6. The spirit of knowledge.

7. The spirit of awe, or the spirit of reverence or the spirit of worship.

Note Solomon is next in line to the throne and known and renowned for these things.


Here we see the many sides of God and of Gods character in this Psalm, and David ends
again praisng His God...His Rock, His shelter, His provider , His maker and He is known
to have sung a Psalm ...."restore unto me the joy of my salvation and renew a right Spirit
within me, cast me not away from your prescence O Lord "

The Lord is Here , let the weak say " I am strong "

God is here in the midst

This morning for sunday school the lesson was about Jacob and the dream of the ladder and
once again this reminds me of Gods prescence and God appearing.

Zechariah 2

10"Sing for joy and be glad, O daughter of Zion; for behold I am coming and I
will dwell in your midst," declares the LORD.

Pray with me if you can

Lets pray

Lord I draw near to you and you draw near to me, though you are in me and I in you,

I ask that you fill me to overflowing with your Holy Spirit, though your Holy Spirit
is in me.

I ask that you fill my heart with joy , though I have your joy of salvation within.

I ask that you provide , though you have already provided.

I ask that you show me more of your prescence. though you are always here

Great Rock of the ages, let my feet stay firmly on you and let not my feet slip but
let my feet be like hinds feet and let me leap for joy as you leap for joy.

We ask you to hear our prayer, when you have already answered.

You are here Lord. let the weak say I am strong in the strength of my God as I hide in you

In Jesus name amen






Saturday, February 15, 2014

INHERITANCE,Psalm 16-17,

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INHERITANCE,Psalm 16-17,

INHERITANCE


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Psalm 16,
Inheritance

O what a great thing to turn and to seek the God of the ages, the Father of lights, the
unchanging immutable God, the unimaginable unchanging unfaultering undescribable God.

What an inheritance and grand thing to turn to Him who is a refuge and Rock and shelter
and strength and strong tower, and sanctuary and haven...for all who need His shadow of
security.


What a great thing to be able to go to the Lord in times of distress and trouble,
Our Father God who will never change ...who never alters..for there is no shadow
of turning with Him ....in other words our heavenly Father who is the Father of Lights
James 1:17 ..does,nt change like the shifting shadows of the sun and moon.

King James Bible..........James 1

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,

EPHESIANS CHAPTER 4

8 Wherefore he saith, When he aascended up on high, he led captivity captive,
and gave gifts unto men.

EPHESIANS CHAPTER 4

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with
every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they
lie in wait to deceive;

There is no shadow of turning with Him, He does not say one thing and do another.

He does not promise something and then not fulfil His promise, He does not let us down.

Unlike an earthly mother or father who try as they may cannot always keep their promises,
unlike an earthly mother or father who say one thing and may do another, unlike our very
selfs who say one thing and yet our actions do not match our words.

Father God is perfect in every way and yet He is not separate from us ...as if He would
be better than us and think Himself too good for us....He is in us and He knows us better
than we know ourselves.

His nature and very being is love, for God so loved the world that He gave His only
beloved Son that if ___________ may not perish but have ever lasting life.

In Him we live and move and have our being, and in us He lives.....

He is the unchanging God who does not falter or sway or change His promises to us.

God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.
Hebrews 6:18

Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he
should repent."

Ezekiel 24:14 "I the Lord have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I
will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent."

Exodus 32:14 "And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people."

Jonah 3:10 ". . . and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto
them; and he did it not."

Jeremiah 18:7-10 --

If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and
destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not
inflict on it the disaster I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a
nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and
does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.

Aha what is this ? lets discuss this now...does God relent and change His mind ??

We have seen that God does not falter, He does not turn ...He does not lie, He does not
change !!

Do the peoples bring evil on themselves by their actions or does God allow disaster to
fall ..?

It says " inflict on it the disaster I had planned " ?

And yet we seem to see that God in His love calls out to nations and to individuals to
turn to Him and seek His refuge and in His love He does not want them to perish.

He wnats them to come to a saving knowledge of His grace and love and yet we see in
scripture time and time again where God calls out to nations to turn and peoples to turn
and individuals to turn and it seems as though God has changed His mind !!

Nineveh was going to be destroyed by God and God sent a servant to declare to the nation
to repent...that is to turn from their ways and follow Gods will for their lifes ...

We know that Nineveh did turn away from its self and to God and that the nation was saved
at that time from its destruction and so it seems that God changed His mind and did not
destroy Niniveh and its people.

And yet God knew that the poeple of Niniveh would change their ways and turn to God and
seek refuge in the shadow of His wing ( in other words to seek refuge and comfort in Him )

God did not actually change His mind ....the people changed their minds !!


Malachi 3:6 "For I am the Lord; I change not."

You see we are not to be like the shifting shadows and lean with every wind of doctrine,
because God never changes ,He is the imutable God who does not shift nor change nor lie.

His promises to us remain the same ,,, however we may change He does not and yet this
is relationship and God knows what we are like and although it may seem as if God has
changed in fact it is us who have changed.

God has foreknowledge and see's far beyond our own insight and understanding.

And so we turn to Psalm 16 and we read.............


Psalm 16 (New International Version)

1 Keep me safe, O God,
for in you I take refuge.

2 I said to the LORD, "You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing."

3 As for the saints who are in the land,
they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.

4 The sorrows of those will increase
who run after other gods.
I will not pour out their libations of blood
or take up their names on my lips.

5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup;
you have made my lot secure.

6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.

7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.

8 I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,

10 because you will not abandon me to the grave,
nor will you let your Holy One see decay.

11 You have made [e] known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Lord God in Jesus name you are our Rock and refuge a very pleasant help in times
of trouble, a sanctuary, a haven , a refuge,a shelter, a shadow of comfort and security.

We can rest in safety and know Your inheritance and security, for in you we inherit not
just in the future but we inherit now and our cup of blessing overflows, although we may
not always recognise what happens as blessing...we thankyou Lord that all things are in
your control as we rest in you because the work is finished as it was at the beginning
of time and as it was on the Cross.

It is finished and you are ongoing in your endless work to mould us and shape us and
complete and fulfil all your purposes and plans.

We inherit all that is in you now and all that will be as we the Bride of Christ prepare
for your coming.

We run to you as the prodigal Son and we share not just in the inheritance now but in the
future inheritance In Jesus name amen.

Now you may not agree with me or you may agree with me during the messages we have here,
but the simple fact is that I am learning the same as anyone else and I simply bring a
message, that message I believe is a message given and passed on.

These messages as I like to call them or " bible studies " are sometimes thought provoking
and sometimes meant to " make people think " to " stir up" and hopefully let us....that is
me and anyone who listens and takes in the message look deeper into scripture and find the
true meanings and delve deeper into Gods word.

That is the reason and that is the purpose behind these studies ....that the Holy Spirit
will bring to memory those things when we need them and will stir us up to action.

And putting aside our slight differences in theology we seek to draw nearer to God and
to hear Him speak...

And so we look to this message .

David went to the Lord for refuge, he says " you are my Master " and Godly people in the
land are his true heroes...

Not superman or that famous person on tv or that man who owns a hundred homes, but David
goes to the Lord for refuge and seeks God ... His shadow of security...his hiding place,

He seeks God above all else ..the God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills...

He looks to true Godly men as his heroes...David rests in safety, he rests in His rest.

Lets look to the prodigal Son ....yes I typed the " prodigal Son " ( capital S )

The prodigal Son could be seen as Jesus and also the prodigal son could be seen as any
one of us...

Seen as Jesus ? what ?


Jesus never wanted His inheritance now ? He never went to live a life for himself or feed
with the swine ?

Well no He did'nt but He left his place in glory which was a big sacrifice !!

He came to earth to dwell with man and woman and He mixed with the jew and the gentile..

He ate with sinners and with gluttons and with tax collectors and jew and gentile alike.

Then when the right time came He went back to His Father and His inheritance !!

I wonder what Jesus inherited ?

And the firstborn of a multitude ..

Or did Jesus already have His inheritance ?


On one level we can say the prodigal son is all mankind. As Paul says, "All men have
sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

This story of the prodigal son can also be seen as all of us and me included .

But we can also look deeper and go deeper into this story and see it as Jesus Himself

"For our sakes God made him who did not know sin to be sin, so that in him we might
become the very holiness of God."

You see Jesus walks with us on our Journey beside us !!

I wonder if the elder brother of the prodigal was a pharisee ?


Luke 15:32

Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should
make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was
lost, and is found.


Lets look at the story of the prodigal son or Son..

Luke 15:11-32 (New International Version)

11Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger one said to his
father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between
them.

13"Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant
country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14After he had spent everything,
there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

15So he
went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields
to feed pigs. 16He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating,
but no one gave him anything.

17"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to
spare, and here I am starving to death! 18I will set out and go back to my father and
say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.

19I am no longer
worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' 20So he got up and
went to his father.

"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with
compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

21"The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no
longer worthy to be called your son.[a]'

22"But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him.
Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23Bring the fattened calf and kill
it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again;
he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

25"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard
music and dancing.

26So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.
27'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf
because he has him back safe and sound.'

28"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and
pleaded with him. 29But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been
slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young
goat so I could celebrate with my friends.

30But when this son of yours who has
squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'

31" 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.
32But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is
alive again; he was lost and is found.' "


Mt 13:45-46


Parable of the Pearl of Great Price


“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,
who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he
had and bought it.

Never cast your pearls before swine.........

MAT 7:6

Jesus came to serve and not to be served although He was the King...

He came as a servant...and He came not as a judge but as a servant and a messenger of the
good news to proclaim liberty and freedon for those captive, He will come back to Judge.

"Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw pearls before swine, lest they
trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces." (Matthew 7:6).



Interesting is'nt it that the place where the demon possesed man was delivered was near
a gentile village ? and the gentiles of that area asked Him to leave ?

Interesting is'nt it that the pigs were cast into the sea ?>

Interesting is'nt it when we look at this scripture.....

Acts 10-11:18

And we see Peters vision and we see salvation for jew and gentile alike

Matthew 15:24-28

Clean and Unclean


24He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel."

25The woman came and knelt before him. "Lord, help me!" she said.

26He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and toss it to their dogs."

27"Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their
masters' table."

28Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her
daughter was healed from that very hour.

Interesting is'nt it that this morning while in fellowship at Church...the person leading
the communion service took some bread and tossed it under the table as a symbolic act ?

No one had ever done that before in a communion service that I had ever been too anyway
and yet after typing this message last night ...this morning the person leading put
bread under the table...

Interesting is'nt it that Jesus feeds the five thousand first on the western side of the
river Jordan, in an area that was mainly Jewish..in Matthew 14:13 ..after this Jesus
speaks to the woman in Matthew 15:24-28 and says 27"Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the
dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."

Now we go onto the feeding of the four
thousand which takes place on the Eastern side of the Jordan which was a gentile area,


Here in the story of the prodigal Son we can see the story of many a person who has
gone their own way and then returned to God, Jew or Gentile,slave or free, woman or man,


Here in the story of the prodigal Son we can also see that Jesus is beside us all the
way and indeed at times He carries us...

You mean Jesus was with me even when I was leading a life of rebellion ? worse than the
sin of witchcarft ? He was right beside me even when I did'nt know Him ?

Well tell me this !! did you only become a child of God after salvation or were you
always a child of God ?

The story of the prodigal Son can also be seen as the story of the shepherd going to find
the lost sheep or of the man looking for the pearl of great price...?

Ooo what ? Jesus is the pearl surely ? or is'nt the pearl the Kingdom of God ?

mm well how much do you think you are worth to Jesus ? maybe you could turn that parable
around and se yourself as the lost coin ? and see Jesus as the person who picks up the
person at the wayside !! or should I say " The Church "

You see these parables can be turned around ....!! this is about relationship....

Do you think Jesus would try to find you if you were lost ?

Do you think you would try to find a pearl or a talent in the ground ?

Are you still with me ?

Do you think when you leave home and go on the rebellion journey of self and worshipping
others who are following " other gods " and not the " true Godly people " that David
speaks of in Psalms 16,, that you see the journey like .............this........

You leave home and walk away from God and God becomes distant in the background until He
goes out of sight and then ............... nope

Thats the way our minds think......now look at it this way..........

You go out the door and walk away from God and He is still with you and .............

Psalm 139 (New International Version)

5 You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.

Jesus the one and only Son of the Father goes out to seek and save the lost and lives
and moves and dwells and talks and walks with sinners ( not pharisees who follow Him )

He see's into mens and womens hearts ( the women at the well ) and He speaks into
peoples lifes... He dines with them and washes their feet, those hands that flung stars
into space that bore our sin washed the disciples feet !! that they might go out with
shod feet to go and tell the good news of the Kingdom...

And Jesus mixes with people and then when the time comes He returns to His Father and the
sacrifice is made and the banquet is layed ready .

What an inheritance !!! we can rest assured that His promises are true.

Galatians 4:7

Therefore, you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son: and if a son, then
[it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ

Galatians 4:1

Now what I mean is that as long as the inheritor (heir) is a child and under age,
he does not differ from a slave, although he is master of all the estate.

John 1:12

But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God...


18 - By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and
understand the hope to which He has called you and how rich is His glorious inheritance
in the saints (His set-apart ones)

(Romans 8:17).

"And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that
we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together"

By faith we have become Abraham's seed and therefore heirs of God. "And if ye be
Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise"
(Galatians 3:29).

"Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if
a son, then an heir of God through Christ. (Galatians 4:7).

David sinned many times during his lifes, David made many mistakes, David failed, David
went the way of the prodigal son and worshipped false gods, David walked the wrong way at
times, and the Shepherd of the sheep went after Him, as if He had ever left David ?

David was a man after Gods own heart and he knew where the pearl was, He knew where His
treasure was... and when he lay by the wayside....Jesus picked him up.

David repented...in other words David turned around and went back on the right path, and
David sought a clean heart, a right Spirit, he wanted and needed Gods prescence and the
security and shelter of Gods wing...His shadow...

David sought sanctuary and refuge in God many times and returned to His Fathers Kingdom.

Lets pray

Lord God thankyou for the shadow of your wing and that there is no shadow of turning with
you, you never turn away from us, because you turned away from Jesus on the Cross...

He bore our sin that you might look upon us as right before you, once we have turned to
you and sought your refuge and the pearl of great price you welcome us home into your
heart and you lavishly pour upon us your salvation grace.

Lord Jesus the blood shed was the final sacrifice once and for all and there is power
wonder working power in the precious blood of the Lamb, you wash us clean and make us
right again that we might walk into your Fathers House where there are many rooms and
you wg=ho never leave us nor forsake us were there all the time waiting and watching
for our return//

You were their Lord God all the time speaking to your Son as He walked in flesh with mere
mortal man and woman ...you Lord God the immutable one are capable of breaking down every
barrier that separates and bring about a paradigm of change in the hearts of people

Lord bring your shekinah glory to fall upon those who rest in you and let the shadow of
your wing hide us from the evil one In Jesus name amen

You see it seemed as if God at this moment had changed His mind ...Matthew 15:24-28

24He answered, "I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel." ?

But the day Jesus fed the four thousand Gentile population seemed to be after meeting the women and granting her request to heal her daughter ..it seemed He had changed His mind ?

But that day was written in Gods book long before it ever happened




Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Ten Standards,Psalm 14-15,

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The Ten Standards,Psalm 14-15,

The Ten Standards


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The Ten Standards,Psalm 14-15,


The Ten Standards - Psalm 15 -

Psalm 15 (Amplified Bible)

1LORD, WHO shall dwell [temporarily] in Your tabernacle? Who shall dwell [permanently]
on Your holy hill?

Psalm 15 (New International Version)

A psalm of David.
1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?

2 He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from his heart

3 and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman,

4 who despises a vile man
but honors those who fear the LORD,
who keeps his oath
even when it hurts,

5 who lends his money without usury
and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
will never be shaken.

Lord let this word saturate our lifes in Jesus name,

let us be out of our depth and consumed by your fire that we may be a sacrifice
layed on the altar before those who mock and scorn and try to copy that which is
Holy acceptable.

Let those who try to come in by another doorway find that their offering is not
burnt up and let us be the Elija's of our time immersed in your love and fire.

Consumed by you and an offering that is acceptable in your sight.

Let the water that surrounds us be consumed by that fire that we might know your
cleansing and purifying as we lay ourselves on that altar and give you our very
lifes and hearts.

In Jesus name amen

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We come to Psalm 15 and we see in psalm 15 that there are Ten Standards.

We have looked at Psalm 15 before ( in fact 3 times ) in the past.

But on this occassion we are drawing out something different, this is what the
Holy Spirit does, He draws out something different each time from the same word.

He draws out something different every time from the same verse or passage...each time
He can be saying something quite different.

The Holy Spirit can speak to 3 people and show them the same word and yet to each person
He speaks and draws out something different.

The same as the 3 eye witnesses who wrote the gospels each had a different eye witness
account and gave testimonies of what they saw being inspired by the Holy Spirit to write
down what they had seen with their own eyes, so each gospel is different.

In the same way as when an accident occurs and police ask for witnesses ....no two
accounts are the same.

But with the Holy Spirit and Gods word ...the Holy Spirit always draws out those things
He knows will be edifying and glorifying to God.

He draws out of us those things He knows will be edifying to God and we become a "Temple"
of praise, a Sanctuary, a refuge, a haven.

In the same way the Holy Spirit inspired the writers of the ancient scrolls to write
down what they had seen and done, so too the Holy Spirit or "fire and water" inspires
us now to draw out from Gods living word and He speaks to us from the " Living " word
now and into our very hearts and lifes.

And it flows into our being and overflows out to others.

And in turn others are drawn to Him

And as we draw near to Him so too He draws near to us.

Moses was drawn out !! In fact His name means " to draw out " and Moses was used by
God to " draw the people out of Egypt " as too Moses was drawn out of the water

Exodus 2:1-10

“take every newborn Hebrew boy and throw him into the Nile,"During this time a man
from the tribe of Levi married a woman of his own tribe, and she bore him a son.
When she saw what a fine baby he was,

she hid him for three months. But when she
could hide him no longer, she took a basket made of reeds and covered it with tar
to make it watertight. She put the baby in it, in the tall grass at the edge of
the river.
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Moses lay their as a babe in the Nile, with nowhere to lay His head, no home, as a babe.

Rejected,despised, alone, forgotten...

Isaiah 53:3

He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And
like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.


An innocent babe, thrown away, floating in water....in amongst the reeds...

He was completely dependent upon God at this time, completely and utterly dependent.

His whole life and future and purpose was in Gods hands...

No one knew about Him or who He might be or what God had planned...no one except
God who saw Him and knew of Him and had already planned His destiny.

Have you ever had a time when you as a Christian have been utterly and completely
dependent on God ?

Have there been times when things have been completely out of your control ?

Have you had times in your life when you have been like this baby vunerable and alone
and completely dependent on God ?

But from nothing God can take control and multiply those things that seem as nothing,
He can rebuild and reshape a life and mould a life into something new and He can put a
new song in our hearts, In Our Church, in our Temple....

Isaiah 61:3

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil
of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they
might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be
glorified.
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When we get to the end of our lifes ..we may get to the start of Christ's life in us

We take from the Tree of Life instead of the Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil

We come to a crossroads in our lifes where we end and God begins...

Here is Moses crossing over the waters from death to life so to speak

You could say He was going through his baptism, He at this point was the sacrifice
on the Altar before Elijah

1 Kings 18:38 King James Bible

Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the
stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
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From the mouths of babes and infants He has ordained praise....!!


So innocent a babe in a reed basket !! I wonder what the reed basket would have been
used for ?

I wonder if baskets were used to feed the five and four thousand in the gospels ?

I wonder if these baskets made of reed were used for food ?

I wonder if God was going to use someone who was left rejected and despised !!

I wonder if God was going to take someone who seemed " nothing " in the worlds eyes and
use them as in the feeding of the five thousand to produce a multitude !!

Moses was drawn out from that water in a reed basket as a "to be" sacrifice to God

I wonder if from the " new born " we could see the " first born " Colossians 1:15-21

“And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation. For by Him
all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible,

whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created
by Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
He is also head of the body,

the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from
the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything. For it was
the Father's good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to
reconcile all things to Himself,

having made peace through the blood of His cross;
through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.”
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No I'm not saying Moses was Jesus, what I am saying is that Moses was a representative
if you like..."a type of"

In the same way as we "represent" Jesus, In the same way as Jesus is born in us and we
give birth to children ourselves..." spiritual children "

The same as " Moses gave birth to " spiritual children "

The same way as Jesus was the first born of a multitude...

We are in a way "found" in a basket and rescued from death and the "basket" can be seen
as " the ark " we are rescued out of the waters and we are "saved " from death and given
a new life

In the same way as the "feeding trough" which was the "manger" where Jesus lay was used
to feed from ....( yes salvation to the gentiles )

Yes there is Salvation to jew and to gentile and anyone can be taken from life to death.

Anyone can be saved from the waters and made clean by the blood of the Lamb...and have
that purifying fire cleanse and burn up the sacrifice of a life layed down on the Altar..

We go from the Ark and we multiply...God multiplies from that which seems nothing
..." we have "spiritual children "

We go from the " Basket" and we are trained up and have " Spiritual Children "

We come to the " manger " to feed on the bread of life and we have " spiritual children "

We have " Jesus " growing inside of us right now !!

And from this child shall come a multitude as numerous as the sands on the shore

this multitude does not have to be " people " as in people saved

God can multiply anything, as indeed He multiplied the bread and the fish from the baskets
and indeed He multiplied the catch of fish in the fishermens nets

He can multiply blessings, He can multiply giftings, He can multiply money, !!

He can multiply His anointing, He can multiply His abundance, He can multiply anything
in your life to gloriy Him " note " Glorify Him...He can multiply our praise.

He can multiply His word to us,...what else might He multiply in our lifes and hearts ?

but back to Moses ...or should I say back to OUR life journey

No one but His Father knew about Moses, and we see that Moses was adopted and grew up
in " The world "

And for 40 years approximately...Moses had started His training and then came the time for
Moses to run and run fast and to find His place as a Shepherd ?

oooooo what ? He waited 40 years to be a Shepherd ?

Then after another 40 years approximatley....the time had come.....

Moses could have gone straight out into the wilderness and skipped the training, but
God wanted him to be prepared, so he went through his approximate 80 years of training.

? oops

Was it that God was not ready maybe ? was it that God needed time to get everything
in order first ? was it that God needed to kind of pack His bags and prepare all the
events to happen and coincide at the same time ?

Or maybe it was that God was more than able and ready , but Moses was not...neither the
all the other people God was going to use on the journey from " Egypt to the promised
Land"

Sometimes we might think God is slow...when in fact we are slow to learn and are still
feeding in milk and not solid food

Sometimes its a good thing that God waits for us and prepares us becuaue if He did'nt...
we would be in mighty trouble...

Sometimes its good that God does not answer a prayer when we say " Lord I want to be
an Evangelist" or " Lord use me in healing " do we realise what we pray sometimes ?

God may well take a person straight away and say " YES " but often times He hears the
heart and we can look back years later and realise and say " thank goodness God heard
my heart and not the prayer "

You see in talking - praying to God sometimes we can actually take on the role of God !!!!

We can be saying " I WANT " instead of " YOUR WILL "

This is where we need to be in tune with Gods heart and know His will ..we need to dig
deep into his word which is His heart..to find His heart for us and our lifes

Don't get me wrong.....God can do anything...God can give you the desires of your heart,
and wants too lavish His love on you and I....but as children we must be "brought up"
in Him and learn His ways sometimes before we can go out into the " big wide world "
and be "IN HIM" ..... " in dependent"



God is a God of the miraculous and we need to open our minds and hearts to this fact,
God is a God of the IMPOSSIBLE...BELIEVE IT.. and I say this to myself as much as to
anyone else....let God change the " mindset" let God break through that wall of unbelief.

Let God break through that wall of doubt and fear and BELIEVE THE IMPOSSIBLE.

"OOOOOOOOOOO but you are not meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....groannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn"

No I am NOT YOU..........BUT GOD ISSSSSSSSSSSS...HE IS IN YOU ( if you are a Christian
- Christ In )


Preparation is very very important !! In this modern age people seem to think like the world
and the world views seem to permeate into our way of thinking, we even go as far as to think
we can sell Christian things like the world does.

We are representatives of Christ !!! " As you have seen me ...you have seen the Father "

We have a child in us right now growing in our hearts and lifes,

We have a bride being prepared for her King....do you think the bridegroom will come
back if the bride is not ready ? do you think that when He comes by night in procession
by torch light like a thief to take His bride back to His Fathers house that the Father
has spent sooo long preparinggggggggg ....and when He shouts with a LOUD SHOUT...

The bride will gather her maids and ooooo some of the bridesmaids are'nt ready ?


Only God knows the hours and the day of His coming, BUT when He comes He will come like a
thief in the night to steal away His beloved to His Fathers house.....

God knows when we are ready and when the right time is He will draw us out like He drew
out Moses.

In this instant age we tend to draw out from the ideas of the world and we take of that
yeast and it permeates the whole dough and we seem to begin to think like the world.

If something does'nt happen straight away then it CAN'T BE OF GOD CAN IT ?

If my relation is'nt working ( in my eyes ) it can't be of God can it ?

If God does'nt listen to me or do what I want straight away ....it can't be right can it ?

If I'm searching for a job and the right job does'nt fall in my lap straight away.....
IT CAN'T BE OF GOD CAN IT ?

this is exactly how the world and the media carry onnnn...if a tv programme doesn't hit
the top rankings straight away and make mega dollars its taken off air.

If a business hits hard times " Ooooo trash it "

Papers sell from bad news, tv programmes give out what they think the public wants to hear,
rather than what the public wants to hear...

..sometimes those things that are good for us are not always the things we might enjoy..

.some of the hardest and best lessons in life
are learnt during the hard times....the worst times....the times of pruning....the times
when we simply fall down and give up and say " HELLLPPP MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE "...like a baby
in a basket...helpless and alone

NO IT IS IN GODS TIME AND IN GODS WAY...you have handed your life over to God ?

And so we see Moses being prepared and we can be the Moses of this generation being
prepared to draw out with us many souls to bring them and nurture them and prepare
them in turn for the "Promised Land "

If you look through the journey in the wilderness and you read about the Walls of Jericho
you will see that God muted the mouths of the people...they were NOT permitted to speak.

Words have great power, if you think that we have Christ in us and Christ Jesus made all
things saying " let their be "

You know words are powerful and even more powerful when we put music to them because when
we put music to words we add emotion and feeling, why do you think satan has such infuence
in the world ? being the once musical director of heavens orchestra might be a hint !!

We can associate the past with music "!! can't we ? how do you think satan might remind
us of the past ?

WHEN SATAN REMINDS YOU OF THE PAST ...REMIND HIM OF HIS FUTURE...

So that gives an insight into one way in which satan can attack through not just words
which are powerful but by adding music even more so.

But there is one who has put a new song in our hearts...why do you think He has put "
a NEW song in our hearts ? " what was the old song ?


but lets continue with this message

Moses went to a "Haven" OR "Sanctuary" to find refuge after running from the Egyptian
task masters, he went to stay with His Father inlaw Jethro and there he learnt the wisdom
of Jethro and went through His ongoing training to shepherd and to feed.

Moses went to His hiding place, his refuge, His sanctuary...

“You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you
apart from the nations to be My own” (Leviticus 20:26).

The Psalmist asks in 15:1, “Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary?” He answers in
verse 2 and following: “He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous.”
In other words, He who is holy, as Adonai [the Lord] is holy.
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How are we made Holy ? who cleanses us with fire ? who brings down that purifying fire
to burn up the offering ? does the offering cleanse itself and make itself Holy ?

Can the meat on the Altar cleanse itself ? can the offering of a life layed down purify
itself ?

But when the Holy Spirit of fire comes down He will cleanse and make Holy....yes


WE are the Living Temple, a sacred sanctuary for His holy Presence. dependent on Him
alone...we do not " go to Church " WE ARE THE CHURCH..

.WE DO NOT GO TO THE TEMPLE ANY
LONGER.....WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD...WE DO NOT GO SOMEWHERE TO WORSHIP GOD
(as if we are seeking external entertainment..like going to the pictures to judge a film )
WE ARE " THE WORSHIPPING TEMPLE"

We do not judge a persons Character who is in Christ do weeeeeeeeee...nooooooooo of
we don't ...DO WE ? for when we judge a persons character and say " He is a thief..he owes
money...he is a liar...he is dishonest...he is this ..he is that...he is proudddd"

What are we doing here then ? are we not judging a persons charater who is in Christ ?

Should we judge a persons character who is in Christ ? for who are we judging ? when the
people spoke against Moses who were they judging ?

We can discern yes, we can speak and decide within closed doors before God yes, we can
rebuke yes, we can avoid and learn from past miskates.. yes, but to openly speak against a person
we do not even know that well...." NO"

For when we speak against another brother or sister in Christ " In Public " not even
having sometimes all the facts ? what is this but mere gossip !! we do not just pull down
ouselves but we pull down the " body of Christ "

I am becoming more and more convinced as time goes on that we " cannot " blaspheme in
this life !! why do I say that ?

Because I believe blasphemy is when you put something that is of God or Jesus down to
the works of satan, when you say " He is'nt a Christian, he's just after money and he's
a false prohet " whatever might be said about a person ( in front of others )
is countermount to blasphemy, this is not far off from blasphemy..is it ...?

And that makes me think !! I wonder how many Christians have in fact blasphemed ?

That puts an awful lot of us in line ..does'nt it !!

I am more and more convinced that we are unable to blaspheme in this life and that this
only applies to " when Jesus was on earth in person "

We watch our speech because " words are powerful "

WE ARE LIVING TEMPLES , SANCTUARIES, our bodies are merely tents if you like, temporary
coverings, but Christ will clothe us with Immortality and these bodies we have now are
temporary, but that which dwells within is eternal and immortal.

I John 3:2

Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we
know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Daniel 12:2-3

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting
life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And those who are wise shall shine
like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like
the stars forever and ever.

I Corinthians 15

The first man Adam became a living being;
the last Adam became a life–giving spirit.


Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will
sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. For this
perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on
immortality. When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts
on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:

Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?
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And then we put words to music and they become more powerful in our hearts !!!


So what is the message here ? the message is that we are all being prepared, we are all
as it where as Christians on that Altar, a sacrifice of a life layed down !! or are we?

What would happen if someone walked past your Chruch building on sunday or whatever day
of the week you may worship with others as a "body " of believers and they heard you
singing .....

" Iam defeateddddd...I am uselesssssss..I will nottt forgive that mann in the front rowww,
he is nott a Christiannnnnn..I am feeling sooo depressedddd, I forgot to turn the oven
onnnn lalallaaaaaaa....I will never be a good Christiann, I don't really want to beeee
hereeee " !!! ???

Now what do you think a person walking by your Church building would think if they heard
that song ?

You would not stand with fellow believers and sing that song in the Church Building
!! would you ?

But that is exactly the song we sometimes sing from our hearts...to God

Are we singing the old old song in our hearts ? the old song that goes all the way back
to Genesis and the tree ?

Or are we singing a new song ? a song of victory and of boldness and of the song of an
overcomer, the song of worship and praise and adoration from the heart ...

A love song of worship and praise and a song that glorifies God...

You see we are a Temple of the Holy Spirit, we are the " Sanctuary " ...we are the Church,
we are the Cathedral, we are the living stones. we are the temporary residence that the
Holy Spirit resides in.

We are the life laid down on that Altar, a life of worship, ... are we singing the old
song ? the song of defeat and despair ? the song that says " he is not a Christian "
? the song that says " I judge " OR " I WANT "...the song that sings a song of misery..

"oooo nooooo its morning againnnn" " OOooo noo I have to go to that Church building
againnnnn "

You see if what we say about others can be seen as lies and deceit and pulling down the
body of Christ in public ....then how close is that to blasphemy ? how close are we in
our singing of the old song that we actually speak against Christ Himself ?

Do you think that voice that sings the old song might be the same voice that spoke in
The Garden of Eden ? what would that voice want too do ? would that song and voice want
to lead your life to desolation and shipwreck your faith ?

Is not Christ in us ? so why do we speak against ourselves sometimes ?

What song are we singing ? the old song ? as the prophets of baal dance around us ?

Is this an offering to God ?

Or do we sing the New song that Jesus has put in our hearts ?

What song is your Church singing ? what song is your Temple singing ? what song is your heart
singing right now ? is it a song of praise ?

As you lay on that Altar as a life laid down to God are you singing a song of praise
as the Holy Spirit water lay around you and overflows ? so that your life is an acceptable
offering to God ? Is my life an acceptable offering to God !!

Does the fire come down an consume the offering so that others marvel and see Gods work ?

On our journey of preparation in this temporary body of flesh ...what song have we in our
heart ? what song am I singing ? what song are you singing ?

Lets speak out to God now and let Him put that new song in our hearts , to renew a right
Spirit within us, to let the old song die and the new song praise God in our hearts.

You see the song is in you..it is a song of salvation from the old, but you can choose
which song to sing...!!

Pray with me as if you alone are speaking to God .

Lord God in Jesus name you put a new song in my heart, but the song that I sing from this
Temple of your Holy Spirit is not always a song of rejoysing and praise, it is not always
a song of deliverance and joy, it is not always a song of good things and resting in you.

Sometimes Lord the song that I sing on my journey with you is anything but a new song and
I turn to you and ask that you renew and restore me in my heart, that I would have my
first love back, that I would know the joy of my salvation restored back to me.

That I would know your Holy Spirit praise resounding from within , that I would praise
you through the storm and Lord that you would give me a heart of thanksgiving.

That I would share this heart with others and be a doorway to you Lord, that I would
be a representative of your mercy and goodness.

No more the old song but a new song from my temple in my sanctuary be In Jesus name amen