Archive | April 2013

Take A Bow

Admission is the first step of action to be saved. You must admit to yourself, and then to Me that you have sinned and you need a Savior. It takes great courage to become humble. It takes great humility to become saved.

The Children of Israel were a stiff-necked people unyielding, and refusing to bow; it cost them the promised land and many, their lives. You may take a lesson on what not to do by reading the accounts of My children from long-past. The names have been recorded as a statement to the world that stubborn rebellion is a costly game to play; with stakes too high, the outcome sure death. Whereas, true humility begins with death, but the outcome is Life Eternal.

The bill marked Paid in Full!

Learn to bow before Me.

  • The first time comes the hardest–you feel shy, embarrassed, unsure.
  • The second time, you’ve stumbled–you’re defensive, nervous.
  • Third–you’re broken, ashamed.

With every bow you are more clear of that need of a Savior.

With every bow–that need.

With every bow–more freed.

Bow before Me in true humility. With every bow–

True kneed

“But truly, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord, none of the men who have seen my glory and my signs which I wrought in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have put me to the proof these ten times and have not hearkened to my voice, shall see the land which I swore to give to their fathers; and none of those who despised me shall see it. But my servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.” Numbers 14:21-24

“Do not now be stiff-necked as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to the Lord, and come to his sanctuary, which he has sanctified for ever, and serve the Lord your God, that his fierce anger may turn away from you. For if you return to the Lord, your brethren and your children will find compassion with their captors, and return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him.” 2 Chronicles 30:8-9

“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” James 4:6b, 10

“For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God.” So each of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:10b-12

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment.” Psalms 51:1-4

“But may all who seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; may those who love thy salvation say continually, ‘Great is the Lord!'” Psalms 40:16

“The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.” Proverbs 22:4

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Walk Free!

Blessed is the man who keeps My council; who walks in the way of righteousness. His foot will not slip. for if you have been made righteous by My Blood, I AM the keeper of your steps. Your life is hidden within Me and in My light, you shall see light, and more light, and more. I will increase your light as you take delight in the light that you’ve been given.

Those who have chosen to walk in My steps, shall not again walk in darkness, for My light casts darkness away from them. Light consumes darkness and overpowers it.

Delight in My ways and in giving Me praise–so your days will be filled with laughter and the joy of the Lord is your strength!

Much heartache can be found by those who seem profound, but are speaking against My Word. They call into being, things lacking–not seeing, the power that’s spoken in My Word.

So trust Me at all times, looking forward–not back; the times becoming increasingly clear, that it’s My voice you should hear and not that in your ear–

of the enemy calling you back.

Come forward into My fullness of joy!

Don’t look back to that of lack, for I take great delight in giving you light, that poverty you’ll no longer see.

By faith you shall walk FREE!

“How precious is thy steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of thy wings. They feast on the abundance of thy house, and thou givest them drink from the river of thy delights. For with thee is the fountain of life; in thy light do we see light.” Psalms 36:7-9

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalms 1:1-3

“The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not slip.” Psalms 37:30-31

“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not associate with them, for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is a shame even to speak of the things that they do in secret; but when anything is exposed by the light it becomes visible in light. Therefore it is said, ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.'” Ephesians 5:6-14

“The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them. O taste and see that the Lord is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in Him! O fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have no want! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalms 34:7-10

“When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad. restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negeb! May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy! He that goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalms 126:1-6

“Thou dost show me the path of life; in thy presence there is fulness of joy, in thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.” Psalms 16:11

 

 

Writing Your Life

If you were to write a book of your life, chapter by chapter, what would its title be?

How about, Faith Proven?

It may not be a ‘catchy’ title to sell books, but it is how I would like you to look upon your life–as if it is already complete.

You see, that is what faith is–seeing the work already accomplished–the goal completed.

Faith Proven, means that chapter by chapter your life has increased…

  • In Faith
  • In Love
  • In Accomplishment
  • In Blessing

I could go on, but you understand. Step by step, your life is a book unfolding. As you read, My Book, you are able and enabled to write, your book, a word, a sentence, a page at a time. And as whole chapters unveil, you begin to picture your life; an understanding becomes ‘clear’, that I AM truly the author and finisher of your faith.

Master your life as it unfolds before you.

Your dedication–

To the ‘Master’ who gave you life. All rights reserved, your life preserved–for all Eternity.

Cover to cover this book will complete, the one whose faith proceeds.

For as your faith has proven, no end will be given–the final chapter, this statement of faith

To be continued it reads, no ending it needs–

Just write

A blessing you’ll be, an open book for all to see–Faith Proven!

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us 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, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2 KJV

“That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.”       I Peter 1:7 KJV

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 3:10

“I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places…” Ephesians 1:16-20

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3

“And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6

 

 

The Hidden Link

Compassion is a link to My own heart, for I AM Compassion.

I have lived compassion.

Those who came to Me sick, lame, hungry and alone, the poor and brokenhearted–all will testify that I lived compassion. In death I held compassion for each and every one of you. I freely gave My life, that you may eternally live as I lived–in compassion for others.

There is no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Within compassion, you will find another word…

Compass

A true heart will be led by compassion, and the direction you are to take can be found in your heart, if your heart contains compassion.

Follow the leading of your heart, for I dwell within…

and

I AM Compassion.

I AM your Compass.

Follow it.

Follow Me.

“Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.” John 15:13-14

“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every infirmity. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” Matthew 9:35-36

“And great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the dumb, and many others, and they put them at his feet, and he healed them, so that the throng wondered, when they saw the dumb speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.” Matthew 15:30-31

“Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, ‘Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?’ And Jesus answered them, ‘Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is he who takes no offense at me.” Matthew 11:2-6

“–and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.” Mark 6:34b

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.'” Lamentations 3:22-24

“And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ Matthew 4:19

 

 

True Reflection

A true reflection of Me would mean that you and I would agree–on everything.

For a reflection is as if you were to look in a mirror and see yourself.

Do you mirror My image to the world?

When they see you, do they then recognize Me?

I have given you a picture in My Word to follow. I have chosen you to represent Me. Therefore, you must ‘see’ Me as I AM to be a reflection.

I AM

The one who knows Me, intimately, who draws ever closer to Me, privately, will see Me face to face.

Would you agree?

“Thou has said, “Seek ye my face.” My heart says to thee, “Thy face, Lord, do I seek.” Psalms 27:8

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2

“We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified.” Romans 8:28-30

“If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.” I Peter 4:14

“Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.” I John 3:2-3

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” II Corinthians 3:18 KJV

 

 

Come Back Quickly

Let Me briefly explain to you the meaning of the word apostasy. I have those on My heart who once walked with Me and received blessing from My hand, but their hearts were shallow, as were their roots. A firm foundation they did not build, and they languished.

Their eyes and hearts began to drift to other things–delights to the eyes and ears. Their hearts became leaden and their delight in Me became wearisome–a chore–no longer captivated with My love.

A coldness and hardening settled upon the once fervent heart, now stagnant, indifferent. And so, they turned away.

Apostasy

  • The deceitfulness of sin entered in.
  • Love no longer captivates.
  • A soul no longer hungry.

Apostasy

Dead in their sin and turned away–a lifeless form.

Come back quickly

Before you reach

Apostasy!

“For this people’s heart has grown dull, and their ears are heavy of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should perceive with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn for me to heal them.” Matthew 13:15

“For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.” Hebrews 6:4-6

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you so that he does not hear.” Isaiah 59:1-2

“–Truly, truly, I say to you, every one who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not continue in the house for ever; the son continues for ever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:34-36

“Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:6-7

 

 

What do you Believe?

There is much talk these days that everything is good and right, as long as you believe it. And that each can have their own beliefs, and all are right. This is futile talk and total deception. How can everything be right and nothing wrong? How then, can something be right if there is no wrong to compare?

Foolish nonsense

Did I die for nothing, if all gods are the same? Would I die–lay down My life, for another to take My place on the Throne?

Nonsense

Utter Foolishness!

On the Day of Judgement, do you have complete confidence that your god will save you? Can you save yourself? If you are one that is a god unto themselves, and claim that all are their own god, what exactly is your plan when the end comes?

It will come I assure you, but if you don’t believe that, why believe anything at all? My Throne I give to no other, and no other gods stand before Me.

All will be judged and your own words will justify or condemn you. You have been given a free will to choose–you make the choice. And you will not be given opportunity to blame when you stand before the Judgement Seat.

You have also been given a brain to think clearly, that you may choose your words wisely. Choose Me–choose life. I already took care of the hard part for you, that you may enjoy your Salvation–worry free.

You Choose

“‘You are my witnesses,’ says the Lord, ‘and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am He. Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior.'” Isaiah 43:10-11

“‘Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last; besides me there is no god. Who is like me? Let him proclaim it, let him declare and set it forth before me. Who has announced from of old the things to come? Let them tell us what is yet to be. Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.'” Isaiah 44:6-8

“‘I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.'” Matthew 12:36-37

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. In this is love perfected with us, that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so are we in this world.”
I John 4:15-17

“And Jesus cried out and said, ‘He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me. And he who sees me sees him who sent me. I have come as light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. If any one hears my sayings and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. He who rejects me and does not receive my sayings has a judge; the word that I have spoken will be his judge on the last day. For I have not spoken on my own authority; the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what to say and what to speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life.What I say therefore, I say as the Father has bidden me.” John 12:44-50

“Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” Isaiah 45:22