Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jesus loves me!

Jesus loves me!
This I know,
for He whispers it to my soul.
Comforts and guides me along the way
Promises that beside me is where He’ll stay.

Jesus loves me!
This I see,
Flowers are sent reminding me.
Daily life filled with little things
Blessings from above are what they bring.

Yes, Jesus loves me…Yes, Jesus loves me..

Jesus loves me!
To Him I belong,
The perfect law and a new song,
Never-the-less and set up’s still
Crazy grace is all a part of His will.

Jesus loves me!
He is strong,
Trusting His word, I can never go wrong
Called me out and died for me
Now from sin, I’m completely free.

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The word tells me so.

Yes, Jesus loves me!
I’m in His name
A jewel set in the building frame
Sought me out and draws me near
Casting out all doubt and fear

Yes, Jesus loves me!
This I know,
He is the lover of my soul.
Created all the things that you see
And coming back for His bride to be.

rewriting of the song Jesus loves me, using revelations from the preaching we receive in our church. 

Submitted by: Tina Marie

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Royal Priesthood

[1Pe 2:9-10 KJV But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.]

What does it mean to be a Priest today? For although there are no literal priests in the New Testament as it was in the Old Testament, we are priest in that we minister unto God with our lives.
[Gal 3:24-25 KJV Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.]

Using the OT as a natural example (Rom 1:20) of what we are doing in today. The example of (Rom 12:1) offering our bodies a living sacrifice, (Heb 13:15) the fruit of our lips giving thanks. Taking us from the OT law to the NT perfect law. What are we the NT priests supposed to be doing?

[Num 1:47-54 KJV But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them. For the LORD had spoken unto Moses, saying, Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel: But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round about the tabernacle. And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts. But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony. And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.]

All people are God’s creation, but some are servants and some are sons. As 1 Jon 3:2 states “that now we are the sons of God”. Remember God has many servants, but not many sons. [Jhn 8:35 KJV And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.] God is calling us a royal priesthood, not just a people in Him.

The Levites were called out and chosen of God to be a peculiar people unto Him. Even though Israel were considered God’s people, the priesthood was set apart from them. Their lives were devoted to the things that pertained of God, the tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, separating themselves to do a work for God. They were a people that could go behind the veil, into the presence of God and before the mercy seat.

[Luk 2:49 KJV And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?]
Likewise your life should be about God's business and revolve around it, not it around you. Many try to fit prayer, fasting, reading and even attending church or which church to attend; around their lives, beliefs or convenience. When you were called to be the son (or daughter) of God, there comes a time when you should rise above a servant. The blessing of being a royal priest gets you behind the veil, into His presence and before the mercy seat. Then you can truly as a royal priest shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Submitted by: Tina Marie

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Diary of A Mad Scientist

But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. - Matthew 16:23-25

The weight game. The scales were pressured and the numbers were tallied. Some of the losers left excited and some left discouraged. I have to say, as an outsider, its been a pretty interesting week of watching 'the game'. I have had opportunity to hear what people say and how they were approaching the contest. To me, I found many to be like a mad scientist as they work hard to create a 'diet' plan or an approach to losing weight. Many remind me of the old Frankenstein movies where the crazy scientist runs around in the laboratory like a crazed mad man as he works to create his masterpiece. To hear the words of people as they craft a plan has been interesting, because most plans, though not all, seem to work specifically with this principle in mind..."What can I do to lose the most amount of weight with the least amount of effort!" Like mad scientists, they roam throughout the lab, looking for ways to procure their delusion of winning by doing as little work as possible. In their crazed glassy eyed dash, the first big avoidance in the creation of their 'diet' plan is to avoid exercise at all costs! Exercise to most people these days is death knell of a happy life. To exercise would be tantamount to the torturing of a POW! The vision of not only making the time for exercise but putting one's body through such a rigorous course is too painful to even contemplate. It is far easier to take the path of least resistance to the platform of victory. I will spend a hundred dollars on the no workout magic pill diet plan before I spend one drop of sweat from my brow!

Yes, my friends, this is the cry I have witnessed with my own ears and have seen with my own eyes. As it is in the natural so it is with the spiritual! Most of the losers want to keep as much of their old lifestyle and believe they will lose the necessary weight to win the prize. Is this not the same game the serpent plays with people in church? We work hard at learning what is the minimal God wants us to offer and then, within this context, try to stay within the category of 'saved'. Like mad scientist we hear the expectation of the Word and then craftily begin to create our own spiritual diet to salvation. Its the same old story, rather than our lifestyle being adjusted to fit God's salvation plan, we work diligently to fit God's salvation plan to our lifestyle. Is this not the nature of the flesh? To find out what the minimum requirements are and then straddle that fence like a high wire dare devil! We do this naturally and we do this spiritually! Its the way and approach of the flesh. We work hard at putting our faith in man made idols and habits that have done us no good throughout the years. We just believe somewhere, someday down the road it will pay off. Like the cancer industry taunts us with the idea a cure is just around the corner and we continue to give more and more money to a lost cause, we wade out deeper and into the depths of despair truly believing our ship will come one day! Call it pride or stupidity or both, the serpent has us believing, in the end, our way will pay off!

Yesterday, there were some that received the immediate effects of serpent's laziness, because that's what it all really boils down to...just plain laziness. Some weighed in and had gained weight, which in the long run is good. Why? Well, there's no fooling them. The gig is up! Its very clear they must change or nothing good will happen. But for those who lost weight, doing as they have said, 'absolutely nothing', the deception can be devastating in the long run. The serpent has beguiled them into believing they can remained doing things the same way and still lose weight. Is this not the definition of insanity? Doing the same behavior over and over and expecting different results! In the long run...or should I say, at least over the next eighteen weeks...the truth about no behavior change will become more and more evident as the days pass by. If you truly want to 'win' the contest, it will come at a cost. There will be a cross carried and price will be paid!

Submitted by: Elder David Green

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The desires of a wife Part 2

Part 2 begins with Esther

The book of Esther has a few stories of wives and their desires.
[Est 1:9-12 KJV Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus. On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king, To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on. But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.]
Vashti forgot who she was and how she got there. Oh she knew she was a Queen, but did she know what a Queen was. She was the example of not only her nation, but to those of her enemy. She forgot that God calls women to be help meets for their husbands, submitted to them and honoring them. This isn't an inconvenience or demeaning thing. A women has great power and can make or break not only a man, but nations. History has proven this too. The wise men gave counsel on the impact this would have, read the rest of chapter 1. Let us not forgot ourselves and not honor our husbands. Jesus is coming back for His bride to, we are espoused unto Him and He is the King above kings.

To the new Queen, Esther.
A young girl loosing her parents, raised by her cousin in captivity. They might not be in a literal prison, but there were not in their own country, living their own laws and working their own lands. They were foreigner's in this land and considered a lessor bread of people. Mordecai raised her according to the precepts and laws of the Jews and her story is one of submission and courage in it. Her desire to do right and please those in authority over her shows off, not just in the time of fasting for her people and going before the king; but in keeping her nationality secret and during her 6 months of preparing to go into unto the king. She did what she was told and in doing so, God used her to deliver His people. That's the power a women can yield under the proper authority. Husbands tap in and guide your wife's desires.

The story of Ruth likewise holds a few different stories on wives and their desires. From Naomi to Orpah and to Ruth.
Naomi, from her desire to stay in Bethlehem yet obeyed her husband. Then kept her witness with her daughter-in-laws during the whole time. Which means she didn't put down her husband or sons for taking them to Moab. She let these daughters know about God, in so much that she own one of them to Him. Then when she comes back, it's call me Mara or bitter. She didn't blame her husband there either and the Almighty dealing with her hard, because of what she went through. She renamed herself according to her feelings. Ever been strong in front of some people and fall apart in front of others. She was mighty to Ruth and Orpah, coming this far and then traveling back alone. When she finally made it home it was overwhelming. God showed how He really felt about her, in the life of Ruth and their son.
Orpah and Ruth were similar to each other, just their desires were focused in different directions. Both loved Naomi and looked up to her. both wanted a family and both had a love for their God. Orpah chose the comfort in her familiar surroundings and things she knew. Ruth was willing to be uncomfortable and try something new. Both had no guarantee of a husband or family of their own. However Ruth's choice looked like a sure no, whereas Orpah's decision gave her hope for her desires. We do this all the time. We have to find out our direction from God and not what is comfortable or seemingly better to us. Over and over again will we be given this forked road of choices and you really hardly ever hear of the ones that stay in their comfort zones.

The desires of the wives in the bible show us many things by reading into the details.

[Pro 18:22 KJV Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.]

[Ecc 4:11-12 KJV Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.]

[Mat 6:33 KJV But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.]
The desires within can and will affect the situation without. Direct your desires on obeying your heavenly husband first and foremost, this will in turn give you everything you need to be a good "wife" ; as describe in Pro 31.

Its amazing blessing and honor that we are called to be the wife of Christ, let our desire always be towards our Husband!

Submitted by: Tina Marie

[Pro 31:10-31 KJV Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.  Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.]

The desires of a wife Part 1

[Gen 3:16 KJV] Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

As I read about the different wives in the bible the thought behind some of their actions came to mind.
Take Sarah when she gave her husband another women to wife.
[Gen 16:3 KJV And Sarai Abram's wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife.]
The action seems to come out of no where and Abraham quickly agrees with the idea. The details you don't read are there. Sarah is Abraham's half sister and he married her when she came of age, which given history would be when she became able to have children, around 12 to 16 years old. For the sake of math, if you put her at 15 yrs, making Abraham 25 yrs, you have 50 barren years of marriage before God promises an heir. Abraham waited another 13 years after the promise for this offer of his wife to bring an heir out of Hagar. Sarah who was called barren felt the need to do something about her empty womb and an husband who was longing for an heir that she couldn't produce. Sixty three years of longing and nothing. A man who when God starting naming off promises, came back with "I have no heir". (Gen 15) The desire of Sarah to come up with a solution and seemingly be in God's plan (Abraham would be the child father), this seemed to be the perfect idea. How many times we try to come up with a plan outside of what God said and piece it together trying to make it seem like it's what He said.

Next I look at almost the same thing, as far as giving a maid to be your husbands wife, but the reasons behind it were so different.
[Gen 30:2-6, 9 KJV 2 And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel: and he said, Am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? 3 And she said, Behold my maid Bilhah, go in unto her; and she shall bear upon my knees, that I may also have children by her. 4 And she gave him Bilhah her handmaid to wife: and Jacob went in unto her. 5 And Bilhah conceived, and bare Jacob a son. 6 And Rachel said, God hath judged me, and hath also heard my voice, and hath given me a son: therefore called she his name Dan. ... 9 When Leah saw that she had left bearing, she took Zilpah her maid, and gave her Jacob to wife.]
There is a war going on here. A barren but her husbands focal point of attention, Rachel against a very fertile but neglected Leah. You can hear it from the beginning with Leah in naming her children, now will my husband love me. At one point Leah even paid to have Jacob stay with her.  Rachel seeing Leah have children, a very desired achievement bringing both honor and admiration from not only her husband but all of society; she wanted it all. In this case here, instead of Jacob longing for an heir, he was longing for peace. I wonder if he had just stayed with Leah only for a wife despite the being deceived into having her, how things would have been. He wanted Rachel and worked again for her. God does work things out for our good, but how many things we miss or things we go through because we want something so bad and work very hard to get. In the end Leah was buried with Jacob, that says a lot in how he went from one focus to another from the war within the home.

Job's wife
[Job 2:9-10 KJV Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.][Job 42:12-13 KJV So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters.]
You read very little on Job's wife. Her only reference in this is with "foolish speaking" and knowing that Job had ten more children do you figure her into it. She lost just as much as he did. She watched her husband sick with boils in this mental state. Job's situation happened quickly, but didn't end quickly. How many times have we spoken some foolish things because of the pain within us. Not knowing what end is up anymore. Her life was turned upside down and her husband was the head of her, her leader; broken. Job himself wished he wouldn't have been born during these conversations. Those words that spill out of pain. We know the end of the story, but while they were going through it, they didn't know if it was the end or not. Today we can use this example, if we can remember it, during those times when everything is upside down; remember it's still not the end of the story, trust God.

Submitted by : Tina Marie

Monday, January 19, 2015

Flush Your Troubles Down the Drain

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. - Ephesians 5:25-27

I'm using this passage of scripture in Ephesians to narrow in the verse that says, ' That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word' to bring out a natural understanding of the importance of WATER. In the first chapter of Romans, it says the invisible things of God are clearly understood by the things which are made. Jesus also talked in parables, using natural 'object lessons' to bring about understanding of spiritual principles. When used properly, these natural objects help to reveal hidden spiritual principles and can be used to unlock the mysteries of the scriptures. In Hebrews we read how Paul says the Old Testament is a shadow. A shadow is not the true image of something, but a vague copy of something. The Old Testament is the shadow of things to come and every natural thing in the Old Testament points to the New Testament. Let me give it to you in a nutshell. The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed!

The Word of God is our 'water'! It is our cleanser and detoxifier! Anointed preaching is like taking a shower after three days of wallowing in a mud hole. When we step under the cleansing spray of a purging shower head, it brings instant relief to our bodies. There is nothing like a cleansing shower to the body, and there is nothing like a message preached that washes the soul! No wonder the Lord said, "Give us our daily bread." A day without the word allows the soul to collect dust, grime, filth, and dirt, but when we read it on a daily basis and allow the preacher to preach to our souls, the spigot of blessings pours out a renewed vigor of hope upon our lives. In the thirteen chapter of John, the Lord begins to wash the disciples feet..."Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head." We need to have the same attitude Peter had...don't just wash with here and there...let the Word of God wash me completely clean of my dirt and filth!

Now I said all of that to say this...if we look at the natural uses of water, we can literally tap into some great understanding concerning 'the game'...both naturally and spiritually. We know that our bodies are made up of over 70 percent of water. Our brains are made up of over 80 percent of water. We can live a whole lot longer without food than we can without water. We can make it many days without food, but without water, it has been said, we may make it ten or eleven days and then we will die. It is a true saying, without water there would be no life!

Water is a vital component for removing toxins from the human body. The body has four major ways of removing toxins which are: Urination, Bowels, Perspiration, and Processing of toxins by the liver. The first three of these four methods directly excrete water from the body. When we become dehydrated, our body will try to save water by minimizing the use of the first three functions and will force our liver to assume as much of the extra workload as possible. This extra work will place a heavy burden on the liver which still has other functions in addition to detoxification. Even then, the liver by itself will not be able to do all that work very efficiently and toxins will build up rapidly.

On average we lose ten cups of water a day through just our daily living routines. This means whatever we lose we must somehow replace. I am always amazed at how many people either don't drink water or refuse to drink water at all. Many people believe they rehydrate their bodies by drinking coffee and soda pop. This is not only untrue but these kinds of drinks cause us to dehydrate even more! If the truth be known, many 'sicknesses' are misdiagnosed because people are simply lacking water. Dehydration causes the blood to turn thick and the heart must pump extra hard to move this fluid through the veins. Hence the high blood pressure and other similar maladies. The scripture says in Leviticus 17:14 For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off. Dehydrated blood can't be good for the life of the body! Fatigue, lack of mental focus, lethargy, headaches, etc, are all symptoms of dehydration.

So what does this have to do with 'the game'? If you are truly desiring to lose weight (naturally and spiritually), and not just lose weight, but make an impacting change in your life, then a simple thing as drinking good clean (non-tap) water is a great place to start. As the Word is a cleanser of the soul, so water is the cleanser of the body! In order to truly flush your body clean of its wastes and refuse, you must provide your body with more water! When you do this your body will sing a new song...similar to the old Roto-Rooter jingle I heard as a boy. "Roto-rooter! That's the name. Just flush your troubles down the drain!" Today you need to drink your water/Word and let it be the roto-rooter in your life!

Submitted by : Elder David Green

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Strength of Your Weakness

"Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness." -Jean Vanier

In 2 Corinthians chapter 12, the Apostle Paul says, "For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." Though he was continually buffeted by his 'weakness', he understood the power of this weakness in his life. When we get too haughty, which is easy for this nature to rise up and do, we are more apt to forget God, or worse yet, we begin to think we are God and act in the stead of God. We can raise ourselves up above God, make ourselves God, and think what we think and do, IS the will of God. Is this not what the Apostle Paul did with his knowledge concerning the law? He used it to kill One God Apostolics and consented unto their deaths! This picture of the Apostle Paul represents a clear picture of all of us. Proud, haughty, and arrogant at times, and when we get this way, we are sure to raise ourselves up higher than needed and beyond the truth of our abilities.

You may be wondering...'what does this have to do with changing our lifestyle?' Well, I think it has everything to do with it. There is no doubt, some of us may have already experienced 'weakness' of the flesh. The past has definitely come back in all it's glory to haunt you and intimidate you! But herein lies the victory, if you will be willing to recognize it! The more we understand our weaknesses, the more we will understand our need for God! We are in desperate need of a Savior! If we will truly come clean, not one of us can make the changes necessary in this contest without the anointing power of an Almighty God. I am not talking about momentary changes here. I am talking about a change of LIFE that can only transpire when God touches the human heart and the only way such a change can happen is when we humble ourselves and admit we are weak without Him. King David said, "Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified. But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God." (Psalm 40:16-17) What? Poor and needy? If King David were rich in material wealth, how could he be poor and needy? It is because he wasn't talking about material possessions, he was talking about his spirit and understanding. Maybe this is why God loved David so much. Though he was wealthy and held the position of an earthly king, David knew who was the real King! He knew his weaknesses and understood the fallibility of his thinking. "The strength of a person is often weighed by how they deal with their weaknesses." ~ Nathaniel Summers

Now there may be some who read this blog today and have not felt any assault on their bodies or any mental weakness to compromise. So maybe its just a heads up for future reference when the assault does come your way. As I have said before, it's a life long effort, and to maintain any strength of character, you will be confronted by your weaknesses! And if you do not deal with any of this, well, you just are not human. Either you are not human or you are just too proud to admit you have any weaknesses. Robert Louis Stevenson said, "You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?" And so with Mr. Stevenson's words in mind, lets not avoid our weakness. Lets come clean before God, drop our images, let down our guards, and let God arise in our lives. When our pride falls to ground, our load will be lighter and the Lord will lift us up on His scales of Life. Together we can step into the victory that our weaknesses hold...a closer walk with the Lord.

Submitted by: Elder David Green

Friday, January 2, 2015

How big is your God

[Rom 1:20 KJV For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:]

[Jhn 1:1 KJV In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.]

And God said

[Gen 1:1-3, 6, 9, 11, 14-19 KJV] 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. ... 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. ... 9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. ... 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. ... 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that [it was] good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.]

I love the forth day, He created the universe and time. He spoke it and it was there. From the molecule inside the cell of a plant, to the solar system..all were spoken into existence by God.

You are somewhere on that little dot in our universe.

[Psa 19:1 KJV The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.]

[Job 38:3-6 KJV Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;]

We think we are so BIG

You are smaller to this universe then a dust particle is to us... [Mat 10:30 KJV But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.]

[Isa 46:5 KJV To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?]

[Isa 46:9 KJV Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,]

[Isa 45:6-7 KJV That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.][Col 1:15-18 KJV Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.]

[Psa 8:4 KJV What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?]

[Isa 44:24 KJV Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;]

And I care so much about you, that I stepped out of all My glory and died on a cross for you![Heb 12:2 KJV Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.]

This is Jesus
He's big, very big and He loves us!!
[1Pe 5:7 KJV Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.]

Submitted by: Tina Marie