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July 16th, 2017

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What fascinating Words given to us directly by the Lord, which we have as a heritage and a vindication, as part of His Lovingkindness toward us. Heritage is described as the status, conditions, or character acquired by being born into a particular family or social class; in God we have the status of being His Heir, His Child born within His family through faith in Jesus Christ. Vindication means to clear of blame, guilt, suspicion, or doubt; to justify, correct, to defend, and maintain a cause or rights. The Lord Himself takes on the position of responsibility of being our Defender in all that pertains to our lives. It is mind-boggling to conceive that we have within our possession the ability to condemn any word that is spoken against us in judgment, and that every weapon, known or unknown, formed against us, will result in failure. Only the Lord is able to give us such Divine blessings and protection. It doesn’t mean that adversity will not come, but that He has assured us victory through it all. Isaiah 51: 7: says, “Listen to me, you who know righteousness, a people in whose heart is My Law; do not fear the reproach of man, neither be dismayed at their revilings (fierce or abusive verbal attack). Isaiah 54: 4 – 5 + 14 – 15: says, “Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; neither feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced; but you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach…

For those of us who have been Christians for many years, we can attest that this “steadfast prolonged faith” in the Lord often-times has come through enduring many difficult situations and trials. As we think of years past in comparison to this day, it is not hard to see why perseverance in some may not be easily identifiable. A farmer had to persevere (some still do) behind his cultivator pulled by animals in order for him to get any type of harvest; today, most multinational companies have combines that gather vast areas of produce within hours, which in yesteryear would have taken forever I remember as a very young child an impression that came over me that the whole meaning of life was to overcome the battle that would rage against my faith in Jesus for Eternal Life. And so it has proven to be true in more ways that could ever be shared. Psalm 11: 5: says, “The Lord tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence His Soul hates.” Proverbs 17: 3: “The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests hearts.” Psalm 66: 10: says, “For Thou hast tried us, O God; Thou hast refined us as silver is refined.” Jesus says in Matthew 24: 13: “But the one who endures to the end, he shall be saved.” And in Luke 21: 17 – 19: Jesus says, “And you shall be hated by all on account of My Name. Yet not a…

An amplified version of this verse says, “Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, (and) for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s Will and thought, purpose, and action). Verse 17: finishes the sentence saying, “So that the man of God may be adequate complete and proficient, well-fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.” What an amazing insight into the great gift given to us into the purpose of the Word of God. We see clearly that it is a gift to the man of God (one who has submitted to God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ), so that he may be trained in righteousness (to be in right standing with God, what is pleasing to the Lord) in all aspects of God’s profitable intentions for his life. The Word teaches, reproves, and corrects to keep us aligned with God’s Will. Ephesians 6: 17: says, “And take the helmet of Salvation and the Sword that the Holy Spirit wields (with Power and authority), which is the Word of God”. The word of God is the Sword which the Holy Spirit uses with God’s Power and authority on behalf of those who choose to walk in right standing with God through faith in Jesus Christ. John 1: 1 – 4 + 12 – 14 + 16 – 17: says, “In the beginning (before all time) was the Word (Christ Jesus), and the…

How many can attest to the fact that we cannot always see quite as clearly as we would want to the way that lies ahead of us.  Any of us who are up before dawn know that unless we put the lights on, there is little that can be distinguished until we wait for the sun to rise. The only way that it gets brighter and brighter is letting the sun do what it does best, rise and shine! The waiting part is always the hardest, because we are totally dependent on the sun. So it is with the Lord, we are totally dependent on the release of His Power, in His Will, time, and place. Psalm 115: 3: says, “But God is in the Heavens; He does whatever He pleases.” He is the Maker, we are the creation. He can make the dawn last as long as He wishes it to be. Proverbs 20: 27: says, “The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the innermost parts of his being.” 2 Corinthians 4: 6: “For God, Who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness, “is the One who has shone in our hearts to give (beam forth) the Light of the knowledge of the Glory of God in the Face of Christ (Jesus)” John 8: 12: says, “And therefore Jesus spoke to them saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the Light if life.” Because of…

Several years ago a very successful man exiting a Limo was wished by the driver to have a good day. To the driver’s amazement he turned around and said, “I will.”  When asked how he could be so affirmative about it, his response was, “every day I plan to have a great day.” What a marvelous testimony to “resolve” in one’s life. Unfortunately there are many very successful people who have applied strategic plans for their lives, and yet know absolutely nothing about God. Our Text today emphasizes the personal choice that each one of us has to sing and give praise to the Lord for being our Strength, Stronghold, and Lovingkindness. Just as the pendulum sways from one side to the other, so we can side with what we will daily profess with our mouth. I thank the Lord for His wonderful Grace and His Holy Spirit Who continually encourage us to make the right choices, but ultimately, they are ours to make. I am amazed at the extent to which the Lord has gone to confirm and to comfort, as I made the choice to apply His Will in my life. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18: very clearly shows us His Will, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in all things give thanks; for this is God’s Will for you in Christ Jesus.” It does not matter what the circumstances are in my life, when I willfully take a step to be obedient to the above Scripture, an immediate change for the better takes…

In this verse, as in most related to attributing gratefulness and thankfulness to the Lord, we see no mere suggestion, but rather a commandment to do so. In Psalm 15: 1: it says, “Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Thy Name give Glory because of Thy Lovingkindness, because of Thy Truth (Faithfulness).”  The focus of all Praise is continually to be reverted to the Name of the Lord from whom all blessings flow. Psalm 66: 1 – 3: says, “Make a joyful noise unto God, all the earth; sing forth the honor and glory of His Name; Make His Praise Glorious! Say to God, “How awesome and fearfully glorious are Thy works! Through the greatness of your Power shall your enemies submit themselves to You (with feigned and reluctant obedience).” Isaiah 12: 4 – 5:  says, “And in that day you will say, “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon His Name and by means of His Name (in solemn entreaty); declare and make known His deeds among the peoples of the earth, proclaim that His Name is exalted. Sing praise to the Lord, for He has done excellent things (gloriously); let this be made known to all the earth.” In Jeremiah 15: 20: the Lord in speaking to His people says, “Then I will make you to this people (enemies) a fortified wall of bronze; and though they fight against you, they will not prevail (to prove to be stronger and in the position of greater influence and power) over…

We have in this verse the answer from the Lord to all the questions concerning what God’s desire for one’s life should be. It simply says from God’s perspective what He defines as the measurement of what is “good” in a person’s life. We are to live as just (to treat with fairness and reasonableness), kind people (having loyalty, to display generosity and compassion toward others), and walk with humility (without pretension, modest and respectful) before God. And how does one ever hope to attain to such great, yet simple requirements from the Lord? By taking responsibility for our personal (individual) every day choices, as this above verse is not a mere suggestion, but rather a commandment. These three far reaching qualities are looked upon as being essential, because they encompass the essence and intention of how we were always meant to live from the time of creation. God, in His Great Lovingkindness and compassion, knew that we could never attain to a place of obedience and righteousness on our own, so He sent us Jesus, that He might come and live His life within us.” 1 John 4: 9 – 10: says, “By this the love of God was manifested in us, that He sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (appeasement, satisfaction) for our sins.”  1 Corinthians 1: 30 – 31: says, “But…

There are myriads of populations around the world who bow the knee in utmost fervency and sincerity; however, they are fervently and sincerely wrong. The Lord speaking in today’s Scripture is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Verses 5 – 6: says, “I am the Lord, there is no other; besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; that men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun, that there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord and there is no other.” Psalm 119: 89: says, “Forever, O Lord, Thy Word is settled in Heaven (stands firm as the Heaven) (and cannot be undone). We read in the Prophet Isaiah, in chapter 8: 20: which says, “To the Law (given to Moses) and to the testimony (all God’s spoken Words that come to pass)! If they do not speak according to this Word, it is because they have no dawn (not enlightened into the ways of the Lord God). All other foundations built without God’s given Law cannot stand. The question being, “How can anyone obey the Law of God, if the Law is not known to him, because it is not part of his fundamental teachings?  Everyone who is to get a driver’s license must first know the common law of the road; what a red or green light means etc.; otherwise, chaos soon ensues for everyone. And so it was,…

This verse is spoken to us by Jesus, and would not be complete unless we understood who He was speaking to, and what Mary was doing that was the only thing that mattered in His desire for all. Verses 38 – 41: tell us, “Now as they were traveling along, He (Jesus) entered a certain village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. And she had a sister called Mary, who moreover was listening to the Lord’s Word, seated at His feet. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came to Jesus and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things;” We see that Mary, in listening and sitting at Jesus’ Feet had chosen the Lord as her portion in life. She had made Him a priority over the hustle and bustle of everyday care. It is easy for someone, who like Mary, loves to take prolonged times into the Lord’s Presence and in His Word, to also be quite like Martha when duty calls, as one is literally thrown into the thick of their responsibilities in life. Jesus invites us in Matthew 11: 28 – 30: saying, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden (and overburdened), and I will give you rest (I will ease and relieve and refresh your…

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