Monday, March 10, 2014

The Holy Hill

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The Holy Hill

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Listen carefully !!

Who may climb the Mountain of the Lord ? Psalm 24 !!

Where is the Moses of this generation ?

Who will climb the mountain of the Lord ?

Who has a willing heart ?

Who may stand in His Holy Place ?

The Blood of Jesus can make the foulest clean that you may walk up the mountain and stand in that Holy Place, where you take off your shoes, becasue God has washed your feet and made and makes you Holy .

You can ascend the Hill of The Lord and satnd as Moses in this generation and speak to God, you can walk up that terrifying mountain of the Lord, towards the Holy of Holies !!

You can walk through the veil and into His prescence !!

Because your hands are clean and you have been declared innocent.

You have washed feet, washed by Jesus !!

You are the Moses of this generation !!

The Abraham of this generation !!

Gods word is A Sword - Two edges of the same sword or " Paradox " many many in Gods words thats why its a sword .

We need to be childlike in our faith believing in faith ..not letting adult things get in the way - and yet be mature in our faith, not feeding on milk but on solid food
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It is evident that God speaks to us no matter how much of the bible we have read or even if we have not read the bible at all, at this point we can have childlike faith, but at the same time we need to feed and grow so that we will not be blown around like reeds listening to false doctrine, but be strong in our faith,

therein having the knowledge ( not be ignorant as some translations put it which can be the believers biggest enemy ) this knowledge of the word is our sword, being the sword, that we use
to defend and attack and God uses in us to cut through the motives and intentions of the heart in us. .

Too often however this sword is used to attack and it is forgotten the sword has a double edge and in the use of such a weapon the weapon can strike back at us

This double edged sword can give us the "childlike faith" cutting through the "adult " sensibilities of intellectual rhubarb and leaving us like children utterly dependent on "Dad"

At the same time compelling us to Himself thus drawing us to His word that gives us the Maturity of faith

1.BE LIKE CHILDREN - SIMPLE FAITH - BELIEVE AS A SOLDIER .

2. BE ADULT AND MATURE - STRONG IN FAITH

Also do not be surprised once you have used this faith that you are tested, with the increase of faith comes the increase of testing, with the increase of testing comes the increase of grace and ability to endure

Lets look into Cross references..

Matthew 10:37-38 (The Message)

34-37"Don't think I've come to make life cozy. I've come to cut—make a sharp knife-cut between son and father, daughter and mother, bride and mother-in-law—cut through these cozy domestic arrangements and free you for God. Well-meaning family
members can be your worst enemies. If you prefer father or mother over me, you don't deserve me. If you prefer son or daughter over me, you don't deserve me.

Can we put our hands to the plough and look back ?

Can we first say " let me go back "?

Can we become a pillar of salt ?

Who do I put first ?

Who is my first love ?

Mark 8:34 (The Message)

34-37Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, "Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You're not in the driver's seat; I am. Don't run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I'll show you how. Self-help is no help at all.Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self. What good would
it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for?

Read this and hear

1 Kings 17:9-24 (New International Version)


9 "Go at once to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there. I have commanded a widow in that place to supply you with food." 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, "Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?" 11 As she was going to get it, he called, "And bring me, please, a piece of bread."

12 "As surely as the LORD your God lives," she replied, "I don't have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die."

13 Elijah said to her, "Don't be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small cake of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the LORD, the God of Israel,
says: 'The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the LORD gives rain on the land.' "

15 She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the LORD spoken by Elijah.

17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. 18 She said to Elijah, "What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?"

19 "Give me your son," Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. 20 Then he cried out to the LORD, "O LORD my God, have you brought tragedy also upon this widow I am staying with,
by causing her son to die?" 21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried to the LORD, "O LORD my God, let this boy's life return to him!"

22 The LORD heard Elijah's cry, and the boy's life returned to him, and he lived. 23 Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, "Look, your son is alive!"

24 Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth."

God had seen a widows heart during the drought and spoke to Elijah !!

Where is the Elijah of this generation ?

How strange it seems for a person to act on what God tells them !!

How strange for anyone to say that God speaks to them !!

How strange for that person to give up all they have and pack up their bags and go and do what God says !!

How foolish to sacrifice all for a word spoken from the creator of the universe !!

But this is how it seems to some, its foolishness to the world,

Ha Ha he says God speaks to him lol

But you know they mocked Jesus the same

Ha ha He says He is the Son of God ,,,

The Moses and Elijah and Elisha and Abraham of this generation are the people who hear Gods word and put it into practice, they are the ones who hear God speak...they listen, they seek, they get confirmation, they learn to listen to God and they then hear Him speak and they do what He says.

They put their lifes and families and homes and jobs to the side to do whatever God says

They do not listen to men or the world, but instead they listen to God..

Ooooooooooo is'nt that dangerous ? thats a bit risky ...is'nt it ?

Last weeks message at Church was about "taking a risk "

This weeks message at sunday school was about " prayer "

And we see that Elijah prayed that it would not rain and it did not rain for three and a half years

There is power in prayer, we have the same Holy Spirit in us that Elijah had, the same Holy Spirit that Elisha had, the same Holy Spiit that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in us.

In this study we see three pictures, three stories, three very true and real stories

The first is the story of Abraham, the second of Elijah, the third of Elisha ...all of these men heard God speak and followed Him



You see the widow in 1 Kings 17:9-24 was dieing of hunger as was the son, there was a drought, it had not rained for a long time and there was not any water, nothing would grow, the livestock would have died

This poor widow was gathering the last remaining sticks to make a fire to have her last meal, it was 3am, it was over as far as she was concerned, it was finished !!

God had spoken to Elija and told him about htis widow , for God had seen the heart of the widow and at this time there were many many people starbving and dying, why ?

Because Elijah had prayed that it would not rain so that the people would turn back to God

In times like these sometimes the only thing that will turn peoples hearts back to God is when a catatrophe happens and people turn

These people may have lived many years or few worshipping other Gods such as baal and they would have died in their devil worship, but God wants all to come to Himself and what are a few years of idol worship compared to an eternity of God worship ?

Elijah had prayed in Gods will, not that it was Gods will that people should die but in the hope that they might turn to God before it was too late.

And so here God see's a heart of a poor widow and son and sends Elijah and Elijah asks for bread and water to drink and even though this widow was on her last drop of water and last meal she goes
straight away to fetch for him

Now she did'nt have any bread but flour and oil and she was prepared give Elijah what she had

Then God speaks through Elijah and says that the oil shall not run dry nor the flour be used up until the drought had ended.

We also see that the son was brought back to life

And we read the same with Elisha in 2 Kings 4:8-37

And now we see what God is saying to us ?

This was not planned but simply came together

Psalm 24...who may climb the Holy Hill ?

Matthew 10:37-38 (The Message)

34-37"Don't think I've come to make life cozy. I've come to cut—make a sharp knife-cut between son and father, daughter and mother, bride and mother-in-law—cut through these cozy domestic arrangements and free you for God. Well-meaning family
members can be your worst enemies. If you prefer father or mother over me, you don't deserve me. If you prefer son or daughter over me, you don't deserve me.

You see Isaac was the only Son of Abraham, commanded to be sacrificed on a Hill, a Holy Hill and Abraham took the sharp blade to do as He was commanded

O how Abraham loved His only beloved Son and sent Him as a sacrifice on that Holy Hill !

O how God loved us that He sent His only Son to be sacrificed on that Holy Hill !

O how much we love God that we sacrifice our only self on that Holy Hill ?

To be the poor widow and be blessed is better than any wealthy man poor in spirit

Again we see a re enactment of the multiplication of food and we the son being brought back to life both with Elijah and Elisha

James 5:17

Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years.

Its no good praying outside of Gods will, don't expect God to jump when we shout out commandments,

He is not a puppet to do our bidding..

This is why it is so important to know and listen for Gods voice, then when we hear we will know and we can act on what we hear.

Thus Elijah prayed for no rain, thus Elijah brought a dead man back to life.

We move in the Spirit, listening to the Spirit, moving in Gods Spirit,

Who may climb the Hill of the Lord ?

Today if you hear His voice do not harden your hearts.

Gods word ministers, for Jesus is the great Minister, Gods Word cuts deep and heals,Gods word can also be painful,



Also do not be surprised once you have used this faith that you are tested, with the increase of faith comes the increase of testing, with the increase of testing comes the increase of grace and ability to endure

Abrahams faith was tested, He was led out by the rod and staff, He climbed the hill, he was led out by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness...

But this was a Temptations path that led to testing, how tempting it must have been to disobey God ?

The sword can be painful, it cuts deep, but with it comes healing and the marks are the marks that carry through into eternity with us.


Pray with me and seek a deeper insight into Gods heart with me

Lord God Father of a multitude, Father of the Only Son who bled on a hill to free us from idols and to release us from that prison of chains, Father we take of our shoes as we stand on Holy Ground and we bow before you

We are ready to take risks, we are ready to lay down all, we are ready to be the widow, We are ready to see the limitless oil poured out so that we will be ready and waiting like the bridesmaids rather than the five bridesmaids who were left
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What seems foolishness to the world now will turn into a double edged sword and strike back at those who scorn and mock

Father you are the Elijah who brings the son back to life and we can be the Elijahs with you in us, seeing those who are dead find life

Lord let the evidence of the Elijah and Elisha life turn the bread into limitless supply and let the miracles that we read be miracles in our lifes in Jesus name amen

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ark of the testimony,Psalm 22-24,

Psalm 23
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The Ark of the testimony


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Lord Father in Jesus name the apostle and high priest whom we confess.(Hebrews 3:1)
we enter through the veil now and we come before you and your word and pray that the
words will iluminate and enter into every area of our being and that it would be
effective and put into action in my life and in our lifes in Jesus name amen

Did you know you are a Priest ?

Did you know you are chosen ?

Did you know as a Christian you are set apart ?

You can walk through the veil and into the holy of Holies !!

For the blood was shed and the curtain was torn , the veil that separated was torn in
two and now a Christian .....( Christ in ) a Christian can walk through and into Gods
presence !!

We in fact have Christ in us and we are Temples of the Holy Spirit.

You could say we are " Levites " we are set apart for special purposes, to be used to
serve our God.

And Jesus is the High Priest and we walk into the Holy Of Holies for God is Holy

Now we begin to look into Psalm 24 ...but firstly lets look at some scripture.

1 Peter 2:9 (New International Version)

9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging
to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his
wonderful light.

Isaiah 61:6 But you will be called the priests of the LORD; You will be spoken of as
ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations, And in their riches you
will boast.

1 Peter 2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for
a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus
Christ.

Revelation 1:6 and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father-- to
Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen

We enter within the veil


We can now enter into the holiest presence of God because Jesus received the wages of
sin on our behalf. However, in God’s wondrous grace we have been dressed with the pure
robes of His perfect righteousness. We can now boldly enter into God’s presence for
all eternity.

Hebrews 13 (New International Version)

11The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin
offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. 12And so Jesus also suffered
outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. 13Let us, then,
go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. 14For here we do not have an
enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

15Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the
fruit of lips that confess his name.

In through the we enter boldly approaching His throne, bearing a sacrifice the fruit
of our lips .........

You may ask what has all this got to do with Psalm 24 ? well lets continue and begin to
unravel and unpack Gods word and see the relevance

Numbers 4:15 "When Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy objects and all

the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is to set out, after that the sons of
Kohath shall come to carry them, so that they will not touch the holy objects and die.
These are the things in the tent of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.

Deuteronomy 10:8 At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of
the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to serve Him and to bless in His
name until this day

You see God had instructed that only the levites should carry the Ark of the Testimony,
for the Ark of the Testimony needs many people working together and walking together and
people who are chosen and set apart.

We testify of Christ and the Ark of the testimony can be seen as symbolic of Christ

We preach the good news as Christians and we tesitfy of Jesus

Here we see the Ark of the covenant being carried by the levites and Gods prescence

We now are a Holy People and we are Gods Temple

You could say that we are the Ark of the Testimony

We have Jesus in us and He resides in us by His Holy Spirit

But only those who have been washed by the blood, only those who have been cleansed
by the Lamb, Only those who have been purified by the Holy Spirit, Only those who
have clean hands and a pure heart,

Only those who have the inside of the cup clean,

Only those who believe In Jesus and have sought after Him , and walk after Him, and
follow Him and know Him, they can enter through the veil, they can carry the Ark of the
Testimony

Do you remember Acts 19:13-16 ? certain men tried to cast out demons in in the name of
Jesus who Paul preaches ? and the demons attacked the men !! ?

Only the Levites were supposed to carry the Ark of the testimony you see

These were people who were designated to carry the Ark, what a great responsibilty,

What a responsibilty to carry the Ark of the Covenant, the ark of the tesimony

What a Covenant !!

What a service to serve the King of Kings !!

What an honour , what a privilege, but what a responsibility !!

What an accountability, what a task to carry upon our shoulders that yoke

That yoke would not be a yoke carried by one person nor by four but a family of people

In fact in the Levite community had different families designated to different
responsibilities

But all worked together as a body and all had their own responsibilies

And then we come to the Ark of the Testimony being carried off by the philistines in
1 Samuel 5 and we read

1 After the Philistines had captured the ark of God, they took it from Ebenezer to
Ashdod, 2 brought it into the temple of Dagon and placed it next to his statue
. 3 When the people of Ashdod got up early the next morning, there was Dagon, fallen
with his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD.

So they took Dagon and
returned him to his place. 4 But when they got up early the next morning, there was
Dagon, fallen with his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD.

[This time], both
Dagon's head and the palms of his hands were broken off and lying on the threshold. Only
Dagon's torso remained

You see people saw that the Ark brought blessing and they thought that they could
capture the Ark and so they would receive the same blessing

But we see, God is not to be used, and God will not bow to another.

You see every knee shall bow before God and every tongue confess

The Philistines thought that by capturing the Ark that they would receive the blessing,
They thought that God would be with them, but God does not bow to man, nor does God
bow to an idol. You see the Old testament is a fore shadow of things

The Ark of the testimony is a kind of Jesus, a type of, a shadow of, the philistines
could no more enter through the veil than anyone else can, for the only way to enter
through the veil is to know Jesus, how do you know Jesus , ? well first He calls you.

First you hear His voice

First you receive and you respond and you then with your heart, enter through the
curtain, you enter through the veil,He draws you, you go through the waters, you
escape from Egypt,

You pass through the waters, you ask Jesus into your life and you proclaim Him
Lord of Lords and King of Kings ,You testify of Him, He enables you to continue to
walk with Him and He gives you the strength and He gives you the Faith and He gives you
the insight and He gives you the power and He gives you the grace.

You know Moses walked up the Mountain and he talked to God face to face althought no
man has seen His face and lived, and yet it states

Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

You see seeing God they will , but seeing God is not just with the eyes , but God gives
a sight of faith, He gives a sight that is not seen with the normal eye, He gives a
sight that enables us to see beyond eyesight and beyond the nornal sight to the super
natural sight

Because God is a God of the supernatural

When you really know a person you do not know them by what you see with your eyes but
you know them by what you see inside them, you know them by experience, you known them
by seeing past the normal and into their being

To really know a person is not by sight , it is not by normal sight , and this
can only come via God, and to hear is not to hear by the normal
hearing but to hear by the super natual hearing,

And to understand is not to understand
by the natural, for when we are in the Kingdom we understand by Kingship
understanding. we see how the King see's and we begin to have our eyes opened

In the new earth when we have passed from this life and into the next we will hear by
knowing and we shall see without eyes, and we shall hear without ears, for we shall know by
simply understanding and knowing and seeing through God

Now back to the Ark and we see that the Ark was being carried by a cart and we see that
David had copied the philistines and had put the ark onto a cart and we see that the
oxen carrying the load had stumbled they had stumbled on the threshing floor

The threshing floor should have been the last place where the oxen would have stumbled,!!

For the threshing floor would have been level,hard soil and yet the oxen stumbled and
Uzzah stretched out His hands and you may think well this was a natural thing, it was
a natural impulse....

Uzzah thought it was a good thing to reach out His hands to save the Ark as if Jesus
needed saving and you may think well why did God strike Him down dead. ?

You might also consider why do so many die in their sins ? why do all these good people
in thw world die and yet not be born again ?

Why is it that there is a divide ?

Why is there a threshing floor ?

Why is it that God allows these poeple to prosper and yet when they die they die ?

Why is it that these people reach out to to do good things and yet they are smited ?

Why are these good works smited ? why are they seen as dead before God ?

Why are mans best deeds like filthy rags ?

Why is it that these cups that are so clean on the outside and seem to do good, come to
the end of their lifes and are undrinkable ?

why is it that God even allows these people to be in the first place ?

Why did He allow me to have life ? why did He allow me to walk without Him for so many
years ?

Why does God allow the Uzzah's of the world ?

As if they could save themselves by good works , as if they could instinctively save
God and save themselves, as if they could take God and His works and do it all by
human effort !!

As if they could be saved by good works , as if they could reach out their hands and be
saved ? I wonder what happend to Uzzah ? do you think He was saved ?

Why did God let this man share in the abundance of life ? why did God allow this man
to share and be a part of His creation, Why does God allow those who do not know Him to
continue to live ? knowing that they will never come to Him?

why does God allow those who walk in darkness to continue to walk in darkness ?

So many questions are,nt there ? these questions can only be answered when we are given
insight by God

You see the world is full of Uzzah's !!

But back to the Ark ...

You see the Philistines in the end wanted to get rid of the Ark of the Testimony for
they saw that their god dagon was broken and nothing before the God of Gods and
Lord of Lords and so they put the Ark onto a cart with oxen

And David wanted to parade the Ark into the City of Jerusalem in the same way, He had
put the Ark of the Testimonty on a cart in the same way as the Philistines

You see obedience is better than sacrifice and David and His men were not doing things
in obedience to instructions

And David had forgotten, their he was marching and dancing and the man were rejoicing
and he was marching into the City and suddenly the oxen stumbled on the threshing floor

This was not an accident and the last place the oxen would and should have stumbled was
on the threshing floor

You see God is Holy, and He requires obedience,


When the Philistines captuered the Ark Of The Testimony they took it into the house of
dagon 1 Sam 5:2-5 and dagon the god of the philistines was found to be face down and
dagons head was broken off and his hands ( Note and his hands )

Every knee shall bow and every tonuge confess that Jesus Christ is Lord

When Moses went up to the mountain to talk to God, no unclean thing was to touch the
mountain for if anyone unclean touched the mountain or any beast they would surely die

Exodus 20:1-17 Then God spoke all these words, saying, 2 "I am the LORD your God, who
brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3 "You shall have
no other gods before Me

4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above
or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

Exodus 19

12 Warn the people that they are forbidden to touch any part of the mountain. Anyone
who does will be put to death,

When Moses was speaking to God and the people worshipped the Golden calf they had put
together all their possessions, these things such as ear rings and rings and jewelry
of all kinds were very valuable to the people,

These things would have been passed
down from generation to generation, you see it was'nt the golden calf that they
worshipped but the spirit behind the golden calf, they were worshipping the objects
most valuable to them

The material things that would have been more of sentimental value, more worth than
the gold itself, jewelry that would have been passed down from mother to daughter
father to son, they were worshipping the most valuable objects of material worth to them

Of course this happens now in our modern world all the time, where even material wealth
and possessions are sometimes seen as more valuable even than people

And so we come back to The Oxen stumbling on the threshing floor...you see this was a
barn floor

Matthew 3:12 - His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor,
gathering his wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

The last place you would have thought an oxen would have stumbled ?

The last place you would have thought the saviour of the world would have been born
was in a stable ?

Isaiah 8:14-15 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for
a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the
inhabitants of Jerusalem. 15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be
broken, and be snared, and be taken.

And so Uzzah reaches out his hands to steady the Ark in 1 Chronicles 13:9 and at this
time David was singing and dancing with the men playing harps, lyres, tambourines,
cymbals and trumpets.

They were rejoysing and in triumphant Procession they marched towards Jerusalem

Then suddenly Uzzah is killed , he reaches out his hands and is killed instantly

You see God is Holy and only the Levites should have caried the Ark of the testimony,
it should have been carried in the proper way , not with oxen but with many many men on
poles

Men designated by God for this purpose...

And so as soon as they reached the threshing floor the oxen stumbled and the cart tipped
and Uzzah is dead and David is hurt and instead of taking the Ark of the Covenant into
Jeruslam he takes it to the house of Obed-Edom

And the Ark stays there for 3 months and God blessed the house of Obed-Edom



And so finally David does as instructed by God and gathers together the levites

David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their brothers as singers to
sing joyful songs, accompanied by musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.

with the sounding of rams' horns and trumpets, and of cymbals, and the playing of lyres
and harps.

They marched into Jerusalem, and David danced before the Lord and before the Ark of
the Testimony, and what a testimony, what a responsibility, what a word to preach,
what an accountability, what a mission, what a commission ?

What a responsiblitiy and commission we have as Christians to testify and to preach the
good news as we carry with us the Ark of the testimony, for Jesus is in us

He is the rock that makes some stumble and others separate, he is the threshing floor
which divides, He is the sword that separates

And now we come to Psalm 24 and Psalm 24 was written as David moved the Ark of the
Testimony from the house of Obed-Edom to Jerusalem, this Psalm was a celebration of
that event as David danced before the Lord and brought the Ark of the Testimony into
Jerusalem

This is a time of rejoising and singing for some as Jesus/God enters in and the Temple
is blessed, for others it is a bad thing, to the philistine who uses God for his own
selfish purposes and fame Jesus is not welcome



2 Corinthians 2:16

To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is
equal to such a task?

To some the Rock that saves is also the Rock that makes them stumble

For some who reach out their hands in good deeds and good works only find their works
are dead, only to maybe find they have reached the threshing floor of divide

To some who know Jesus and the testimony of Jesus it is a responsibility unto God to
serve the King of Kings and He to is responsible to us as a Father

To some who do not listen and take God things into their own hands ...they will find
once they get to the threshing floor they will find their works as dead

Only through Jesus and His blood can we enter into the Holy of Holies

Psalm 24 ends with WHO IS THE KING OF GLORY " .

" THE LORD STRONG AND MIGHTY, THE LORD MIGHTY IN BATTLE " .


As the time came for the people to enter into the Temple at Jerusalem the priests inside
( Levites ) would shout out " WHO IS THE KING OF GLORY "

And the peoples outside would shout back " THE LORD STRONG AND MIGHTY,
THE LORD MIGHTY IN BATTLE "

And this would repeat over and over until the Temple gates were flung wide

Lets fling wide the Temple gates and see the Lord of Glory enter in

For He is God among men, Emmanuel, He is The Ark Of The Testimony, He is the Ark of
the Covenant, He is the testimony that we carry and He is the one inside our Temple

Rejoice and dance as David danced and play musical instruments and sing a new song
from the heart and let the worship of your life resound as a testimony and let the words
of your mouth be a testimony,

But do not forget in the wrong hands the blessing can be
a stumbling block, for unless the Lord builds the house they labour in vain that build
it

Listen, seek, hear, be obedient, God does not always give to us first, it sometimes
requires action on our part, first do and then He acquips, first walk then He
strengthens, first ask then He answers, first go out ...then He gives, first act on
your calling and then he gives you the ability,

But first let Jesus enter into your Temple, your body, your life, your heart, the areas
of your life that He has'nt yet been given access to !!

He is knocking, He is waitng , He repeats over and over and over,

" Who is the King of glory ? "

He wants you to answewr, "THE LORD STRONG AND MIGHTY, THE LORD MIGHTY IN BATTLE "

He wants you to answer Him and ask Him into your life not just
once but every day as you open up the temple gates and let the King of Glory into every
area

Lets pray

Lord you are the Ark of the Testinomy that I have in me, you are the Holy One, you Are
the bread of life and the light of the world, help me and give me the ability to answer
my calling as I first reach out to you and carry the load with you, for your yoke is
easy and your burdon is light, but I am accountable to you and I will march into that
Holy City with rejoicing and dance before you In Jesus name amen




Sunday, March 2, 2014

Jesus The Lamb Of God,Psalm 20-22

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Jesus The Lamb Of God,Psalm 20-22,


Jesus The Lamb Of God

Author Guardian

Lord Father Shepherd of our lifes we give you this time tonight and every day, we give you back the time you have given us and speak now Lord whatever our circumstance or situation In Jesus name amen

And so we look at Psalms 20 to 23 together and you may wonder why we are looking and glancing through these four songs to God.

Well the Lord was speaking to me about trust and about trusting Him and as I worked away I began a kind of dialogue with the Lord and I saw a vision

I felt God speaking to me about intimacy, He wanted me to draw nearer to Him

This scripture came to me

Matthew 6:31-33 31 So do not worry, saying, What shall we eat or What shall we drink or What shall we wear? 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (NIV Bible)

To seek Him through the noise and fears and worries, to seek Him and to simply seek a close and real relationship, putting aside the " Lord do this and Lord do that and Lord I have this problem and that problem and this thing and that thing "

To seek Him for whom He is and not for what He might do

As I worked away and talked to Him I saw a vision of steps, the steps were cold and concrete and hard and I looked for a meaning and a voice but there was none

And so as we walk on our journey of life things can seem hard and cold at times and difficult but God longs to have intimacy and to take us up those steps . not looking to what we can see , but looking to Him alone.

A few days or so later, again this word about trust came to me and so I turned to what this message might be about and saw that Psalm 21 was about King David singing to the Lord about how he rejoiced in Gods strength.

Then I saw that David went on to sing to God about trust in Psalm 21

And so a few days later again God began to speak to me and this time again it was about trust and how His rod and staff guide us and guide me and how He is the Shepherd of the sheep.

And so as I looked at these psalms so I saw how they came together and how maybe we were to look at psalms 20 - 23 as a continious song and Psalm of David together.

And so this week we will look at Psalms 20,21 and 22 and next week we shall look into the Father heart of God as the Shepherd Father.

The week after we will be looking at Psalm 23

so lets begin this week under the usual theme of " Cross references "

You know David was a man after Gods own heart, David being a shepherd Himself would have sang from His heart , to the Father God, Psalms that were new songs and David is known to sing out later in the Psalms " sing a new song to the Lord all the earth"

This is exactly what David was doing, He was composing from his heart new songs of praise and worship all the time, he was composing psalms or songs of the heart, inspired by the Holy Spirit within Him.

David sang psalms,songs to Father God that were prophetic and spoke of things past, presentt and future... things that were to happen as we see in Psalm 22

You could say the Holy Spirit was singing through David to God

And In Psalm 20 we read a few verses

Psalm 20  For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 May the LORD answer you when you are in distress may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.

3 May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings Selah

4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

5 We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the LORD grant all your requests.!!

6 Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed; he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.

This Psalm reminds us of Gods steregth , you can change the word "support" in verse 2 to "strength"

And in verse 6 we see the "right hand " strength

We also see here that David sings of God giving us our hearts desire and make all our plans succeed !! wow

As we walk in Gods will ...as we pray in Gods will...when we seek God above all else ..

Not looking at what is in front, but looking to God alone for who He is and not for what we might get ....as David indeed did ...then we find Gods strength as we trust in Him alone.

Note this

4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.

And verse 5 , May the LORD grant all your requests.

Trust is hard, trust requires that we trust in Him that He knows what is best.

Its trusting that no matter what pathway He may lead us down with His Rod and Staff that He knows the path we should take

And while we walk down this faithwalk path we do what His voice tells us and we then speak back to Him ...(May the LORD grant all your requests.)


Then the Shepherd will give us what we need, He will hear us speaking back to Him, ( He will hear our prayers ) as we walk with Him in His will.

Do not always expect Him to do this ...if you are not walking with Him, in the way..

Do not be a King Saul, but be a King David.

And so we begin to look at Psalm 22 and we hear the new song from the heart of the Shepherd King David singing a prophetic song looking into the Future being inspired by the Holy Spirit David sings of " The Lamb of God " the servant King.

The Holy Spirit sings through David and David composes a song about the Saviour to come.

The Great Shepherd who would lead His people , a shepherd who would be a Servant King and be like a Lamb led to the slaughter.

We again see in Psalms 22 and 23 some more simple pictures or images, this imagery displays before us the picture of The Shepherd and the sheep and the LAmb and the rod and the staff, but we shall look more into this when we look at psalm 23 in two weeks time.

Lets now look and focus on Psalm 22 and go through some Cross references as we look at " The Lamb Of God " and again you will notice the word "trust"

I shall post a few verses as the Psalm is 31 verses long

Psalm 22

For the director of music. To the tune of "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David.

1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?

2 O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, and am not silent.

3 Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel.

4 In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.

5 They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed.

6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.

7 All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads:

8 "He trusts in the LORD; let the LORD rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him."

and

12 Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

13 Roaring lions tearing their prey open their mouths wide against me.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth you lay me in the dust of death.

16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me,
they have pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.

18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.

19 But you, O LORD, be not far off; O my Strength, come quickly to help me.

Indeed David hear is singing about Jesus on the Cross, he utters the very words of Jesus who was to come, the Lamb of God led like a Lamb to the Slaughter ,

The servant King, the Shepherd of the Sheep ,

And so we look at Cross references and we glance at the book of Matthew as we hear the words uttered once more

Matthew 27:46 (New International Version)

About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi,[a]
lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"

Psalm 22: 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?

You see sin separates, our sin, my sin separates us from the Shepherd Father, it is as if He cannot hear us, as if He is not there, it is as if the earth has grown dark, it is as if He has turned away from us and we cry out to Him ...

Jesus took our sin and the sin of the world upon Himself and the punishment He bore, that we might be free, He paid the price, and He cries out to the Father,My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

And again Matthew

Matthew 27:39 (New International Version)

39Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads

Matthew 27:43 (New International Version)

43He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.' "

Now

Psalm 22:7 and 8, All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads:

We see comparisons in Job...could Job be a type or kind of Christ ?

Job 25:6 (New International Version)

6 how much less man, who is but a maggot— a son of man, who is only a worm!"
Psalm 22:6 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.

You see God lives outside of our time and we read and hear the same words spoken out by the Holy Spirit through mouths

And Davids mouth and heart sing a prophetic song of the suffering servant in Psalm 22, who now lives and moves in our hearts as we sing out songs of prasie to our God the great Shepherd,

We may sing a song of " Where are you God ? why does it seem you are not there ? "

We might know the pain of rejection, of suffering, of bitterness, of feeling like a worm, we may give all we have and yet people mock and scorn, we may be persecuted, we may go through a similiar journey as Job and loose everything.

We may be led by the rod and staff on a journey of correction, we may be led by the rod and staff on a journey of discipline, we may be led by the rod and staff on differnet and unique journeys.

You know you might read about sparing the rod and spoiling the child, but the Staff was used to direct amongst other things, the Rod was used against those wild beasts who come at night and try to tear the sheep apart.

It was also used to prod and direct the sheep on the journey, and we know that sheep are timid and shy and that they huddle together seeking a haven and they walk by still quiet waters because they do not like raging noisy waters.

And the Shepherd would never hit the sheep with the rod or use it in that way because He knows that the sheep would scatter, He knows that the sheep would loose trust, He knows that the best way to train His sheep is to lead them on journeys with His rod and staff,
that may have pitfalls and snags if only to train and teach them.

I always wondered about the scripture , " Do not lead us into temptation " ?

Would God lead us into temptation ? ....and the answer is " YES "

You see the Shepherd does'nt use the rod to beat up the sheep ...to discipline by hitting.

He disciplines the sheep by directing then on a different journey...

And there are many roads in life that can cause us to turn back to God the Shepherd, there are many roads in life that are more than able to discipline and correct.

You know Jesus was led out by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil ?

Do we think His rod will spare us of this ? maybe..maybe not,, and so we pray " Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one "

Psalm 22:12 and 13

12 Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me.

13 Roaring lions tearing their prey open their mouths wide against me.

Bashan was a land of plenty,the cattle there were strong and without need, it was known for its well fed cattle ( Amos 4:1)

Here the Shepherd would use the rod against the enemy to defend the sheep



And so We now can sing a new song of praise from our hearts to God and so David continues..

You see in the middle of these two Psalms that we have glanced at is Psalm 21..... The Victory song !!

I wonder what happened to job after His sufferings ?

Psalm 22;14 I am poured out like water and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted away within me.

Job 30:16 (Amplified Bible)

16And now my life is poured out within me; the days of affliction have gripped me.


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16 Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me,
they have pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me.

18 They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.

Matthew 27:35 (Amplified Bible)

35And when they had crucified Him, they divided and distributed His garments [among them] by casting lots [a]so that the prophet's saying was fulfilled, They parted My garments among them and over My apparel they cast lots.

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Hebrews 5:7 (Amplified Bible)

7In the days of His flesh [Jesus] offered up definite, special petitions [for that which He not only wanted [a]but needed] and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him Who was [always] able to save Him [out] from death, and He was heard because
of His reverence toward God [His godly fear, His piety, in that He shrank from the horrors of separation from the bright presence of the Father].

Psalm 22:24 (Amplified Bible)

24For He has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither has He hidden His face from him, but when he cried to Him, He heard.

And so we turn to Davids song of Psalm 21 right in the middle of Psalm 20 and 22 and we read how the Shepherd was welcomed back to the Throne and clothed in splendour and majesty

You see these pictures and peoples can be seen as interchangeable, David can be a type of God shepherd or A Jesus singing to The Great Father Shepherd.

We Also see David welcomed and His prayers and desires met as He seeks after Gods heart, so we see David established and His Kingdom reigning and the Crown upon His head.

We can identify with Christ, be identified with Him,He is your identity, you are unique, you are a unique individual, but you also identify with Jesus.

You are as David...

"You And I have been crucified with Christ," Galatians 2:20

"You died with Christ,"...Colossians 2:20

"God raised us up with Christ" Ephesians 2:6

"God made you alive with Christ" Colossians 2:13

"You have been raised with Christ" Colossians 3:1

Could the Holy Spirit have uttered through David your words ?

You are rejected ? aha, identify with Christ

You are presecuted mm ..Idenfity with Christ

But also as Christ is raised up , we are raised up, and we soar with wings as eagles

The Strong Tower at the right hand

In Psalm 22

We see the suffering servant , despised and rejected in David as He is fleeing from His enemies, we see one who betrayed David to His own men and Davids own men coming up against Him in battle, we read that Davids own son led a rebellion against David and so too we see the comparisions over and over again as the King of Kings the Lamb of God is betrayed by one of His own disciples and the very ones whom he loved handing Him over to the Cross .

We see David trusting in God Alone, not looking at what layed before Him , not looking at the stairs in front,but looking to God

And so as we walk on our journey of life things can seem hard and cold at times and difficult but God longs to have intimacy and to take us up those steps . not looking to what we can see , but looking to Him alone.

Lets pray

Father Shepherd of my heart who directs me in ways I cannot comprehend and does things I can never imagine, Father Shepherd of my heart teach me the right way to go and lead me by the still waters of your voice instead of the rushing waters of the world.

Teach me not to fear your rod that may direct me in ways I might not always want to go, but help me to see that you know best and teach me to trust you.

Lead me into those green pastures,,the land of milk and honey, where my want is a want for more of you and my needs are met Jehovah Jireh.

Lead me in ways that I must go because you know best and even though I may not always want to go, help me to see that in so doing I am following you and then you will hear my prayers,
and see the inward desires of my heart and answer me.

Help me not to be a Saul, but A David and to seek after your heart in all things.

In Jesus name amen

Saturday, March 1, 2014

SIGNPOSTS AND LIFEMAPS,Psalm 19-21,

SIGNPOSTS AND LIFEMAPS,Psalm 19-21,




SIGNPOSTS AND LIFEMAPS

Author Guardian

Psalm 19, SIGNPOSTS AND LIFEMAPS [looking for a sign.....can't find the Driver]


I noticed over a period of several days that a "message , paraphrase bible" had been
sitting on the worktop in our kitchen and I have no idea what it was doing there or who
put it there and no one would have known I was searching and looking for what to bring
and how to bring a message.

But some after time I decided to glance at the page
, and lo and behold it was opened at Psalm 19 and so we read Psalm 19 from
" The Message "
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Psalm 19 (The Message)
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1-2 God's glory is on tour in the skies, God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
Madame Day holds classes every morning,
Professor Night lectures each evening.

3-4 Their words aren't heard,
their voices aren't recorded,

But their silence fills the earth:
unspoken truth is spoken everywhere.

4-5 God makes a huge dome
for the sun—a superdome!
The morning sun's a new husband

leaping from his honeymoon bed,
The daybreaking sun an athlete
racing to the tape.

6 That's how God's Word vaults across the skies
from sunrise to sunset,
Melting ice, scorching deserts,

warming hearts to faith.

7-9 The revelation of God is whole
and pulls our lives together.
The signposts of God are clear

and point out the right road.
The life-maps of God are right,
showing the way to joy.

The directions of God are plain
and easy on the eyes.
God's reputation is twenty-four-carat gold,
with a lifetime guarantee.

The decisions of God are accurate
down to the nth degree.

10 God's Word is better than a diamond,
better than a diamond set between emeralds.

You'll like it better than strawberries in spring,
better than red, ripe strawberries.

11-14 There's more: God's Word warns us of danger
and directs us to hidden treasure.
Otherwise how will we find our way?

Or know when we play the fool?
Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!
Keep me from stupid sins,
from thinking I can take over your work;

Then I can start this day sun-washed,
scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.
These are the words in my mouth;
these are what I chew on and pray.

Accept them when I place them
on the morning altar,
O God, my Altar-Rock,
God, Priest-of-My-Altar.
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Lord Father maker of heaven and earth we come to you todaY and we give you all that we
have and are in Jesus name, we give you our worries and our troubles and our despairs
and we lay them at your feet, for we do not want these things to grow over us like a
sin and blot out your light.

We want the Son and not the sin, we ask for the sun to expose and bring to light the
darkness.

We do not want our problems and worldly fears to grow like weeds and overgrow in our
lifes like the seeds scattered by the farmer overgrown by worldly things and choked.

But we need your seed to germinate and grow and produce 100 fold and more that the weeds
would have no hope but to move out and run scared.

We give you all these things in Jesus name as we give you are hearts and as we give over
to you Lord release in us a new hope and expectation .

Create revelation Lord to our hearts, direct us in all your ways, create and produce
signposts and life maps for us as we walk along your path, that we might walk in your
will and be directed by you,

Show us the way to walk that we might walk in this way, not going to the left or to
the right unless you instruct us to and to have listening hearts that are always eager
and ready to listen to your voice and instruction,

That we would not be blinded by words of men but that we would be instructed by your
very simple and clear guidance that speaks to us alone and also speaks to the body
as a whole , that we would not be fooled by the craftiness of men and their words
in Jesus name amen

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In Genesis 1:6-8 we see God divided the waters and created the stary skies and we read in
Romans 1:19 that people have no excuse for not knowing God , as they whole of creation
speaks of Him and the whole universe echoes His divinity and power and His Holy Spirit
sends wave upon wave of revelation about His works.
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Yes the testimony of Gods creation speaks out and you wonder how speech can be heard
without sound or word , but in Gods Kingdom His voice can be heard without sound and His
voice never heard, and again we "see " a kind of paradox

We see and yet we do not see with our eyes always, we hear and yet we do not always hear
audibly,


You see the whole of the bible produces before the reader a series of pictures, parables,
images, stories and tales that we might learn and be instructed and see the signposts and
directions of His voice

Where even the simplest and youngest can understand and find revelation

You do not have to be a scientist or great theologian , you do not have to be a scholar or
rocket engineer to hear Gods voice or to read Gods word and to understand and hear His
voice

God can speak through a few simple words and change a life and the pictures and parables
in His word can speak a thousand words.

His creation can speak myriads of words unspoken, the sun shining in its socket in space
can speak out of Gods creation and bring revelation of the works of His Hands more than
a million times over.

Pictures can speak without words more than just words alone

We can fill our minds and fill our time with theologial discussion and debate, but in
the end it comes down to a simple " yes " to the Father.

He is not impressed with big words or fancy theology, He simply looks for a heart that
is willing and waiting and ready and He simply wants a heart that says " yes "

In Gods Kingdom you need ears to hear, but the ears that you have are not ears that
protude from your head but they are ears that hear and see the unseen, and reside in you

Every day God speaks through the seen picture, of His days that He creates beforehand.

He lays out before us each day in its turn, like a fleece that we might walk through
that day that He has given us and see the rich tapestry of Him who made all

Day after day He calls out, day after day He speaks, day after day , day after day.

He never tires or grows weary , He never slumbers or rests, He has nowhere to lay His
head and sleep and does not live in houses built by man.

In fact God speaks out so much that humankind can stop listening and simply ignore Him

Like the youngster who no longer listens to the parents voice and year after year their
voices go unnoticed, and the parent echoes the same instruction over and over and over,

But the child hearing the same thing over and over no longer hears,...until one day
the child realises and has revelation and it suddenly dawns like a new day

the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world" John 1:9

The problem is that "men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were
evil," so would not come to the light John 3:19,20

You see in the end " Do we really want to change ? "

Sometimes our prayers can be halted because simply, we are not willing to change

We might ask " Lord do this , Lord do that , Lord Make this happen "

And He might say " Okay , You do this , You do that , "

We see layed out before us in Psalm 19 another rich imagery and picture, almost like
a vision or a childrens story to illustrate and give us a mental image of God and His
creation.

We see the morning giving thanks and the evening lecturing of the maker, we see the sun
bounding accross the sky like the bridegroom chasing His bride, running the race and
encouraging the bride to run on

We see that God instructs , He makes signposts that we might follow and its a very simply
picture as we walk and run along the path thats called " the narrow way "

Becasue basically it is simply, we wait for God Father maker of all to show us the way
and He does, so what do we look for ?

Well that comes with relationship and seeking and time and growth and learning.

This morning in sunday school we looked at how God the Father spoke to Jacob and how
Jacob just happened to find the "Rock" and Jacon "rested " and had a vision or dream,
and how God spoke to Jacob and blessed him.

You see how all this ties in ? this is a signpost !!

Do you think the bible I found opened at Psalm 19 of the message bible just happened to
be there ? well no , the answer is "no"

At the time I was looking for what to bring and I could'nt make head nor tail of Psalm
19 until I read it from the " Message paraphrase "

This was a signpost...a very simple signpost...but none the less...it was a signpost.

The commandments of the Lord are right..yes, we listen for Him to speak and we do as He
commands becasue He is the Lord of heavens armies

Love your neigbour as yourself, as God loves you and love your enemies as God sends His
sun to shine on evil and good, do you think Christ only died for good people ? we were
once enemies of God.

We wewre once alienated and enemies, but through His son we became joint heirs and sons
and daughters, so in turn we love our enemies, for God would not ask you to do something
that He would not do.

Keep His commandments and walk as God instructs, for the laws of the universe are made
out of love, for all things are made out of God.

He made all the laws of the universe and all things work within these universal laws

Reverence for the Lord...

“The fear [reverence] of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” Psalm 111:10

This is a Holy fear, a fear that does not freeze up a person , but a fear that causes
action,

Psalm 130:3-4, "If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But
with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared."

For this fear works in Holy Spirit comfort and acknowledges God for who He is,

But to those who see a false image , who's minds have been blinded !!

2 Corinthians 4:4 International Standard Version

In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe
to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the
image of God.

The enemy copies and counterfeits, he cannot create so he copies God, and he distorts
and twists the truth, he makes the image distorted and causes a picture to become something
else, he takes the childrens book full of pictures and imagery and he blinds the reader.

Now we glance back to last weeks message...

"changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man,
and to birds and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things" Romans 1:20,23

Evolution ? have we changed the image ? or has the enemy ?
has the picture been changed or corrupted ? is there a virus ?

Has the picture that God gives us of creation and His works been twisted and changed
and distorted into something different ?

Have we been deceived into thinking that somehow Genesis is simply a symbolic book full
of imagery and symbolism that is no more than a book added to Gods word like a fable
or fairy story ?

Have we believed within peer pressure of societies beliefs that somehow we have two
beginnings ? you know we either believe God or we believe a lie.

Does the world try to deceive by showing a different image where we are no more than
animals, where we are merely a fact of evolution and that we evolved from mere animals.

Is it any wonder that some behave like animals ?

I wonder how many have been deceived by this lie and how many walk in this deception,
I wonder how many have been blinded by the enemy ? I wonder how many of Gods children
also walk in this lie ?

Romans 1 ( Kings James )

22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible
man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

24Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts,
to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more
than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.


I wonder how many have the wrong picture ?

I wonder how many entertain the wrong image ?

You say " well Guardy that scripture is to do with the worship of demons and such "

Yes thats right...where do you think the lie comes from ?

We do not look at the false god being worshipped ...we look at what is behind the false
god..

You see satan wants to be worshipped , he wanted and wants to be god and in fact is a god
to millions, but they do not realise this because they have been given a blindness, a
false image....

And his hordes of demons want to be worshipped and they will put themselves behind any
object of worship, whether it be a piece of stone or money, whether it be a false worship
of the world or a false image of creation, they will put themselves behind anything they
can to be worshipped.

Now we are not demon hunting or witch finding here and we as Christians have nothing to
fear, because we can in fact take Christ from center stage in our lifes by being
distracted by other things and anything that takes our attention and stops us from racing
ahead with Jesus is to be avoided.

Instead we focus on the race and the path ahead, not being distracted by silly arguments
or theologies of denominations or human reasonings but we focus on the goal in front.

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON JESUS, nothing else matters.

I wonder how many see the wrong signposts ? I wonder how many read from the wrong life
map ? I wonder how many have a distorted image ?

2 Corinthians 4:4

In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe
to keep them from seeing the light of the glorious gospel of the Messiah, who is the
image of God.

You see evolution ...that is saying as so many teach that we evolved from animals and
that we are animals is not merely tellin gus that we are mere animals that have evolved
into intelligent life, but it is actually saying that God Himself is the same and in fact
denies the existence of God

In the last message we looked into " spiritual evolutiopn " and how we in fact are
evolving and as Christians we do evolve in a " spiritual sense "


So many walk in this false illusion of evolution that denies God and His creation
...and Gods voice still cries out

If only they would turn and listen and see God leaping out like a bridegroom from His
Chamber running the race and leaping out in all His splendour to adorn their lifes
with good things,

If only we might see the strong man leaping and bounding like the sun in all His glory
running the race before Him and leaping for joy through the heavens

If only revelation might abound in the eyes of the unseeing and hearing might break
loose in the ears of those who have been deceived.

If only the light of the world might iluminate and bring revelation upon lifes like the
son shining in all its magnificence.

The heavenly runner chases His bride the Church through the skies

"run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and
finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross"
Hebrews 12:1,2.

And so we see a picture and a metaphor at the beginning of Psalm 19 and we see the sun
as "The Light of The World" JESUS...The Bridegroom after His wedding eager to run the
race.

We see a similiarity or metaphor, like a secind meaning, like a parallel.

And we see the sun....and we see the Son

Say " I am in the Son and He is in me "

You are married you see...

Nothing can hide from the suns heat, the radiation that the sun omits radiates throughout
and across space and all earth is sustained by the suns heat and light and in the same
way.....no one can hide from God, no one can hide from Jesus, no one can hide from the
Holy Spirit of God, He radiates throughout and everywhere, and He sustains all things
and all life.

Psalm 139:7  American King James

Where shall I go from your spirit? or where shall I flee from your presence?

You see like a great athlete He bounds after His bride accross the skies and she can
never run from His prescence becasue He radiates out and is everywhere.

Only in Him can she be sustained and have life.

You see Madame Days classes and Professor Nights lectures continue to speak without a
sound or word, their voice is never heard and yet their message has gone thoruhgout the
earth and their words to all the world.

The sun omits radiation and produces,creates and sustians life

The Son omits His word, becasue He is the word and creates and sustains.

His word goes forth into all the earth and brings light and ilumination

The suns rays never return without having produced, without having been received, without
having produced and suatained and without giving life and ilumination

The Sons word never returns void.

Now we go to Psalm 19:7-14

Psalm 118:89- 176

(Psalm 119:103). May the words of God be the most pleasurable, the most enjoyable
thing you could even comprehend.

More to be desired then gold


And In Psalm 19:7-14 we look to Revelation, signposts, life maps,directions and
decisions,

Sweeter than the honey on the honeycomb...and as a jewish child on your first day at
synagogue you wait in expectation to learn the Torah off by heart and be able to
memorise Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy by the age of ten.

So you wait in eager expectation on your first day at the age of 6 years old to learn and
memorise Gods word as the rabbi smears honey on your slate and intructs you to lick the
honey from the slate, so too is the word of God a sweetness in the bitter waters.

As John the baptist fed on the honey and proclaimed the word and announced the coming
word to men so we look into the Psalm of the son and have our hearts iluminated .

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (II Timothy 3:16).

the law of the LORD is perfect . . . that the man of God may be perfect"
(Psalm 19:7; II Timothy 3:17).


As we go on our journey in life we need to look for signposts to find our way on our
lifemap, remember that every day is already written in His book and you great jigsaw
puzzle that we see is already made complete in His eyes and He can see the full picture.

We may now and again not understand what God might want us to do only becasue we cannot
see the whole picutre or where a piece might fit and even when we see where the piece
fits we may not understand where the journey is going or why .

On our life map that God has for us and has designed especially for us it might be
that we spend forty years before we reach the land of milk and honey

Or it could be forty days before we see the " why and how and when and what "

depending on how we walk and where we walk and depending on what signposts we look
at on our journey.

Each day that we live is already mapped out, the day is alrady layed before us, our day
is already written in His book, and He lays signposts for us to follow,


Bible in Basic English Psalm 139:16

Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book all my days were recorded, even
those which were purposed before they had come into being.

You see many see the Christian life as a restriction, they see signposts that say "
do not go here " "WALK THIS WAY " " YOU MUST NOT " " DON'T DO THAT "

As if God is stopping them from enjoying themselves as if God is this parent who wants
His children to be boring and unhappy and a parent who places restrictions on life

And they say " I want to be free " Its my life "

But they do not see past the signpost and look beyond,

True freedom is in God alone and true freedom is only found in the life that God wants
for us .

He wants the best for His children and does not want then to get hurt..

He can see what lies ahead and what is around the corner and He simply talks to us and
tells us and instructs us the right way to walk in so that we might avoid the enemy
snares.

And so we ask the questions , "WHAT, WHERE , HOW , WHY, WHEN"

And we simply have to wait and listen and learn to walk in relationship with Him who
shines in our hearts.

And it is as simple as that

Father God in Jesus name may the wrods of our mouths and the meditations of our herarts
be pleasing to you, may we chew on your word and digest its meaning and apply it to our
lifes and see the power of you Holy Spirit bring wave upon wave of radiating life.

And as we come to the Rock and rest in you may you send angel upon angel to comfort and to
bring messages of hope and expectation, and create a ladder to heaven that bridges a
relationship between us.

Let that ladder be a ladder of constant words and messages to the one we love and let
that ladder be covered in angels coming back and forth bringing revelation and light,
bringing answered prayer and hope, bringing expectation and life.

we speak out Psalm 19:11 - 14 as our prayer Lord


Clean the slate, God, so we can start the day fresh!
Keep us from stupid sins,
from thinking we can take over your work;

Let us start this day sun-washed,
scrubbed clean of the grime of sin.

Let These words in our mouths;
Be the words that we chew on and pray.

Accept our words Lord Father God when we place them
on the morning altar,
O God, our Altar-Rock,
God, Priest-of-My-Altar.

In Jesus name amen