O Men of God, Arise !

     “Thou therefore, my son (and my daughter), be strong in the grace* (G5485 – divine Influence) that is in Christ Jesus . . .

Endure hardness (conflict, adversity), as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. For no man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life (this world) . . . . so that he may please Him Who hath chosen him to be a soldier . . .”

     “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood (not even our own), but against principalities, and against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in the heavens (ref: Ephesians 2:2) . . .

     Wherefore, take unto you the whole armour of God (Theos – Deity, divinity), that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all . . . to stand !”

     “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (weak, fleshly), but mighty* (full of power) through God, to the pulling down of strongholds, yea, casting down imaginations, and every high thing which exalts itself (Isaiah 14:12-16 and Revelation 12:7-11) against the knowing of God . . . . And bringing into captivity every thought to the perfect obedience of Christ . . . !”

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Living Stones of Fire !

     “For ye also, as living stones . . . are built up as a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices (praise and thanksgiving), acceptable unto God . . . . That ye should shew forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of the darkness, and into His marvellous Light !”   I Peter 2:5-9
ref: Psalm 51:14-19 and Psalm 107:20-22

     “And they that be of thee shall build the old waste places . . . yea, thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generaqtions. And thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in . . .

     Then shall thou delight thyself in the LORD . . . and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and I will feed thee with the heritage (inheritance) of Jacob thy father . . . for the mouth of the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) hath spoken it . . . . and His Word shall not return unto Him void !”
Isaiah 58:12-14 and 55:8-11

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Questions on Music ?

hymns 2Comparing Hymns and Contemporary Worship Songs

As most of you know, I believe wholeheartedly that a healthy church chooses congregational songs with theologically rich text and well-crafted, singable music. This is part one of a three part discussion on some of the differences between hymnody and contemporary worship songs.

The Problem

     Protestant denominations have been singing people since the days of the Reformation. Their hymns represented the mettle and fortitude they displayed in breaking away from the religious establishment (Roman Catholic church), and forging ahead in their new faith traditions. The American versions of these faith traditions initially carried on the mantle of hymnody, with much content being shared between denominational lines. In many churches today, hymns and hymnals remain, either as a vital piece of corporate worship practices or as a sentimental nod to the past.

In other churches, including churches in most if not all major denominations, there has been a decided shift . . . .
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The Power of God’s Promises ?

resurrection2Wherefore, as the Holy Spirit saith . . . Today, if you will only hear His Voice !

     “God, Who at sundry times and in diverse manners spake in time past unto our fathers by the prophets . . . . Hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son . . . by Whom also He made the worlds !”
Hebrews 1:1-3 & Psalm 33:6-9)

The same power that Christ exercised when He walked visibly among men is in His Word. It was by His Word that Jesus healed disease and cast out demons; by His Word He stilled the sea and raised the dead, and the people bore witness that His Word was with power. He spoke the Word of God, as He had spoken to all the prophets and teachers of the Old Testament. The whole Bible is a manifestation of Christ (the Anointed One, the Anointing) !   ref: John 6:63


The Scriptures are to be received as God’s Word to us, not written merely, but spoken
. When the afflicted ones came to Christ, He beheld not only those who asked for help,
but all who throughout the ages should come to Him in like need and with like faith ! 

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A Message of Hope !

woman caught adulteryHe is able to save to the uttermost !

     “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God (Elohim – the Mighty One of Israel): for I shall yet praise Him for the Help* of His Countenance . . . !”   Psalm 42:5

“Satan seeks to draw our minds away from the mighty Helper, to lead us to ponder over our degeneration of soul. But though Jesus sees the guilt of the past (last year, last month, last week, or even last night), He speaks pardon; and we should not dishonor Him by doubting His love.

The feeling of guiltiness must be laid at the foot of the cross, or it will poison the springs of life. When Satan thrusts his threatenings upon you, turn from them, and comfort your soul with the Promises of God. The cloud may be dark in itself, but when filled with the Light of heaven, it turns to the brightness of gold; for the glory (character and love) of God rests upon it.       – Testimonies to Ministers p.518

If you feel yourself to be the greatest sinner, Christ is just what you need, the greatest Saviour. Lift up your head and look away from yourself, away from your sin, to the uplifted Saviour; away from the poisonous, venomous bite of the serpent to the Lamb of God Who taketh away the sin of the world.                                                           – Lift Him Up p.256

The sense of sin has poisoned the springs of Life. But Christ says, “I will take your sins; I will give you peace. I have bought you with My blood. You are Mine. My grace* shall strengthen your weakened will; and your remorse for sin I will remove . . . . !” Continue reading

The Word of your Salvation ?

ascension   “For our Glad Tidings came not unto you in word only, but also in power* (miraculous strength, abundance, wonderful, might), and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake . . . !”       I Thessalonians 1:5

     So many today, need to understand that there is Living (Life-giving) power in the Word of God !

Not like the new age version of “name it and claim it.” For there is one most vital difference between the True and the counterfeit.   And that is . . . Our faith is based upon the Word of the Living God ! Continue reading

The Fight of Faith – how the Victory is made your own ?

rejoice2     “And I heard a loud Voice saying in heaven, Now is come Salvation and Strength, and the Kingdom (Sovereign, King, Reign) of our God, and the power of His Christ (Anointed One, Anointing): for the Accuser (Satan) of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night . . . !”   Revelation 12:10

     “Now is the judgment (tribunal, condemnation) of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto Me . . . !”   John 12:31-32 

O sing unto the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) a new song; for He hath done marvelous things. His Right Hand, and His holy Arm hath gotten Him the Victory ! . . . . The LORD hath made known His Salvation: His righteousness hath He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.     He hath remembered His mercy and His Truth (Word of Promise) toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the Salvation (H3444 – Yehushua) of our God . . . !”     Psalm 98:1-3
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Weapons of our Warfare ?

rejoice-in-the-LordThe Garments of Praise !

     “I will Praise Thee, O LORD (Yehuwah), with my whole heart; I will shew forth all Thy marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in Thee, and I will sing praise to Thy name, O Thou Most high . . . !”     Psalm 9:1-2

We are to talk faith, practicing the very things we have asked the LORD to give us grace* (His divine Influence) to do. Thus we work out our own Salvation, trying to help and save those in trouble by faithful words (Words full of faith) and kind deeds. For it is God which worketh in us, both to will and to do of His good pleasure. The finite and the Infinite are to unite in accomplishing the work that needs to be done . . . “Christ in you, the hope of glory !” . . .Colossians 1:27.

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Faith – the Substance of things hoped for . . . ?

kindergarden-silgilch05     “By Whom also we have access by faith into this grace* wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope (confidence and expectation) of the glory of God . . . . And hope maketh not ashamed !   For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be put to shame . . . !”                                                    Romans 5:1-5 & 10:11

 

The Word of the LORD declares that “whatsoever is not of faith is sin.” We desire that everyone should be in a position where he can believe the Word of God. How should I feel if my children should be constantly complaining to me, just as though I did not mean well, when my whole life’s efforts have been to forward their interests and to give them comfort? Continue reading