Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

Friday, February 15, 2013

 
 
 
 
 
Dear ones, blessed of the Lord,  my brethren in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Once again the Shepherd is calling me to come follow Him.  I know this is a call that is going out to all who would hear.  I have procrastinated in anguished prayer over this.  Even now my heart is heavy with such love for the brethren, and all who come seeking Him whom my soul adores.
 
I so long for the joyous fellowship that will soon will be ours before our blessed Lord.  For the silence that speaks louder than words, of faith and peace and love.  To hear the songs of praise that come from the Spirit and fill heavenly places with  "glory, glory, glory to our Lord most high"
 
Lift your heads beloved,  "Breathe"  He is the life and light of your soul.  He alone is our God.  One day, and soon, we will lay down in green pastures, and partake of still waters in Him.  Rejoice, and again I say rejoice, for ours is the Kingdom, forever and ever,  Amen
 
"SEE YOU IN THE MORNING"
 
Shebet 
 
 
 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

BY THE MEASURE OF HIS HAND





Have you ever measured the size of your feet with someone else, or the size of your hand against another's? Vanity will do that, but that's not what I'm talking about.
 
Sometimes when we want to do things we see the Lord doing, we measure our feet against His, or we measure our hand against His, and have to admit that we haven't grown into His shoes, or can handle what only His hand can control.

Actually, for me, it's more the other way around. I may take off bare footed to do something I'm sure the Lord would have me do. But I don't get far before I run head long into His nail scared feet. I'm also guilty of putting my hands into His workmanship thinking, "surely He needs my help," and then His nail scared hand appears next to mine so that I can see the Measure of it, to remind me who's doing the work.

Sometimes, like tonight, I want so badly to share with you of His immeasurable love, but only He can reveal it to your heart and mind. There's nothing that I can say that will convey His Love in a way that will penetrate the heart like His Holy Spirit can.
So when we walk, talk, or handle the things of God's Spirit Word, it is vitally important to be equipped, ready and fully prepared, to do His bidding. To come and to go, to speak and be silent, to lay our hands to the tasks He assigns us. Any zeal without knowledge, any works without faith, any mission without a calling, has not measured God's hand to the task first.
He is the power and the might of our calling. He is the Spirit Word that speaks Life and Light, Strength and witness to the One being revealed as the source of the message, the source of the work. This I know___by the measure of His Hand.

Julie True- I Need You Lord, Meet Me Here


Friday, February 8, 2013

Silence -- In The Silence by Jason Upton


FULLY PERSUADED

 





"EYE HAS NOT SEEN, NOR THE EAR HEARD, NOR HAS IT ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN THE THINGS WHICH GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM."
I CORINTHIANS 2:9

"LORD SHOW US YOUR GLORY!" HAVE YOU EVER ASKED THAT OF THE LORD? "LORD SHOW ME YOUR GLORY!"
WHEN WE SHOUT GLORY, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO US? IS THE GLORY IN THE WORD OR IN THE SPIRIT OF THE WORD? CAN ONE EXIST APART FROM THE OTHER?
THE LORD'S REVELATION IS THAT HIS WORD DEALS WITH US ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL THAN THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT WHICH OPERATE IN A DIFFERENT REALM THAN THE WORD, THOUGH THEY ARE ONE.
IN THESE LAST DAYS, MY BELOVED, CHRIST WOULD HAVE US WEANED FROM THE MILK OF THE WORD AND BEGIN TO EAT THE MEAT OF IT.
THE WRITTEN WORD GUIDES US IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVING. IT GOVERNS OUR MORAL LIVING AND AFFAIRS WITH THE LAWS AND PRECEPTS OF GOD'S RIGHTEOUSNESS WITH DOCTRINE, AND REPROOF. WE ARE SHOWN THE WAY IN WHICH WE ARE TO WALK, AND WHO WE ARE TO WALK WITH ALONG THE WAY.
IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT DRAWS US BY THE WORD INTO THE REALMS OF THE SUPERNATURAL (GOD'S SPIRIT). HE IS INFINITE SPIRIT.
I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR MYSELF OF HOW I HAVE AND DO HOLD BACK IN WONDER AND SHAMEFUL DISBELIEF AT TIMES. I HAVE HAD MANY EXPERIENCES WHERE THE CLERGY AND WELL MEANING FRIENDS HAVE MADE ME AFRAID THAT I WAS HEARING OR EXPERIENCING FAMILIAR SPIRITS THAT WERE COUNTERFEITING THE VOICE OF GOD, AND THAT I WAS BEING DRAWN INTO WITCHCRAFT.___THAT FEAR HAS COME TO PROCEEDED ALL THAT I SAY OR DO. IN THAT ONE THING I FEAR GOD THE MOST___TO PRESUME TO SPEAK FOR HIM, OR TO TEACH ANY MAN ANYTHING.
I THINK OF THE TIMES THE LORD HAS INVITED ME TO MOVE OUT INTO THE DIMENSIONS OF THE INFINITE BY FAITH, AND I WOULD NOT, BECAUSE OF FEAR.
YET DOES MY HEART OF HEARTS CRY OUT, "SHOW ME YOUR GLORY LORD."
I'VE STOOD ON TIP TOES BANGING ON THE DOOR, I PUUUUUUUUSHED FOR IT TO OPEN___"JESUS! JESUS!___IT'S ME, JOY, OPEN THE DOOR!"
WHAT HAS AND BECOMES SO OBSCURE, BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF___ IS THE BRIGHTNESS OF HIS COMING.
HIS SPIRIT WHICH GIVES US LIBERTY TO MOVE OUT AND INTO HIS MEASURELESS REALMS OF GLORY, IS COME, MY BELOVEDS.
MORE THAN EVER IN MY LIFE, I HAVE COME TO THE QUESTION, "HAVE I TRULY KNOWN HIM?"
ALL OF WHAT I AM IS MOSTLY OF WHAT I HAVE READ, (HEAD KNOWLEDGE). OR WHAT I HAVE BEEN TAUGHT, AND MY LIMITED COMPREHENSION HAS RECEIVED AS TRUTH. BUT THIS I KNOW, THE BEST OF HUMAN SOURCES CANNOT REVEAL CHRIST. THEY ARE ONLY A MEANS OF KEEPING THE DEAD FLESH ALIVE, UNTIL SPIRIT COMES.
I HAVE BEEN PREGNANT WITH THE WORD, AND FEEL THE PAINS OF BIRTHING IN ME. I CANNOT HOLD IT BACK.
WHAT HAS DRIVEN THE CLOUDS OF DOUBT AND UNBELIEF AWAY? WHAT HAS CALMED THE STORMS OF FEAR AND SELF-CONDEMNATION? WHAT HAS CALLED FAITH TO RISE IN ME AND GIVEN ME THE CONFIDENCE OF WHO I AM?
IT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT COMES TO TAKE SANCTUARY IN OUR HEARTS. IT IS HIS FAITH THAT RISES IN US SO THAT WE CAN SEE HIS CONSUMING FIRE UPON THE ALTER OF OUR HEART, AS WE CONFESS, "MY LORD, AND MY GOD."
IT IS DEATH TO THE FLESH MAN, THAT HAS CLUNG TO IT'S OWN WILL AND WAY, HIS OWN UNDERSTANDING. THERE CAN BE NO RESURRECTION, NO CONCILIATION, NO TRANSITION INTO THE NEW LIFE, WITHOUT SUCH A DEATH.
IT IS A GLORIOUS RESURRECTION! AND OUT OF THE MOUTH SHALL PROCEED, "GLORY! GLORY! GLORY!"
FOR THE MIND OF THE SPIRIT, IS THE MIND OF CHRIST. AS WE COME TO WALK IN HIS SPIRIT AND TALK TO HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH, AS WE COMMUNE WITH HIM BOLDLY IN THE GENTLENESS OF HIS SPIRIT___WE WILL COME TO KNOW HIM, AND IN THE POWER OF HIS RESURRECTION.___WE LEAVE BEHIND ALL THE ARTIFICIAL TRAPPINGS OF INTELLECTUALISM AND RELIGIOUS ZEAL___
THERE IS JOY AND PEACE AND FREEDOM IN CHRIST. AND IN THE TOUGHEST OF TIMES, HE STICKS CLOSER THAN OUR BREATH. HE IS OUR BREATH.
I MAY READ, OR EVEN SPEAK GOD'S WORD___BUT HIS WORD SPOKEN BY HIS SPIRIT IS THE EXCELLENT, THE MORE GLORIOUS WAY.
"I AM HIS, AND HE IS MINE. BECAUSE OF GRACE."
I CANNOT HOLD IT BACK
!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The More I Seek You


 
Lord, I'm as still as I know how to be.
Open my eyes that I might truly see,
that knowing you is not how I feel.
Feeling will never make you real.
When I am empty there echos in me,
sighing and groanings my feelings
can't see...
Goanings that press to be ever heard.
But no human language has a word.
So look my Lord on this yearning heart,
who has come to be quiet
and set apart...
"Be still", you've commanded,
Now I obey.
Make me still like the storm
you commanded one day.
That I might know truly
on bended knee,
That Faith is the substance
of what I can't see....
.
Joy

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Alex Boye and Mormon Tabernacle Choir ~ I Want Jesus To Walk With Me


LOOK INSIDE ! REMOVE IT NOW !

 

I HAD A SMALL PEBBLE IN MY SHOE THAT WAS MAKING IT VERY PAINFUL TO WALK. I STOPPED SEVERAL TIMES TO TAP MY FOOT, TRYING TO SHAKE IT DOWN OUT OF THE WAY, UNTIL I COULD GET HOME AND DISPOSE OF IT.

BECAUSE I WAS WALKING THE DOG, AND THERE WASN'T ANYWHERE THAT I COULD STOP AND REMOVE MY SHOE, (AT LEAST THAT WAS MY EXCUSE) I CONTINUED ON TRYING TO IGNORE THE OBVIOUS IRRITATION.

I'D BEEN SEEKING AND ASKING THE LORD TO GIVE ME HIS INTERCEDING HEART____WHEN YOU ARE NEARLY SHUT AWAY WITH HIM...AND NOT OUT IN THE WORLD, YOU FEEL YOU ARE NOT IN TOUCH WITH IT'S PAIN AS YOU SHOULD BE____ GOD FORGIVE ME____YOU GET INSENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF OTHERS.

THIS IS WHAT I THOUGHT WAS KEEPING ME FROM RECEIVING AN ANSWER TO MY PRAYERS ___

THIS IS THE PICTURE THAT HOLY SPIRIT REVEALED IN MY MIND CONCERNING THIS___

"JOY___LISTEN!  YOU PREPARED FOR THIS WALK, BY PUTTING ON YOUR SHOES___YOU DID NOT LOOK INSIDE TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THAT COULD HINDER YOUR WALK. ___THE SMALLEST STONE CAN HINDER YOUR WALK WITH ME.
 
LOOK INSIDE!  LOOK INSIDE!

YES,  I SAID THAT SO YOU COULD COME BOLDLY BEFORE MY THRONE___
IN THIS I WILL COMMAND YOU TO REMOVE YOUR SHOES, FOR YOU WILL WALK ON HOLY GROUND ___ I WOULD HAVE YOU WALK IN MY RIGHTEOUSNESS. 
TO WALK WITH ME, TO INTERCEDE WITH ME___YOU MUST LOOK
FOR AND REMOVE THE STONES THAT MAY BE HIDING IN YOUR HEART.
YOU HAVE IGNORED THE STONE IN YOUR HEART, THINKING TO REMOVE IT LATER___

REMOVE IT NOW!....REMOVE IT NOW!
 
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING, AND REMOVE IT NOW!

COME AND FEEL THE PAIN OF A BROKEN AND CONTRITE HEART___THAT WHICH IS MY OWN HEART THAT INTERCEDES
IN YOUR BEHALF___AND THAT FOR THE WHOLE WORLD"___

 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

His Strength is Perfect


THE WORKMANSHIP OF HIS HANDS ___CHRIST'S ALONE

The sign that God is at work in us
is that He is destroying our confidence
in our natural virtues, (dying to self)

They are not promises of what we are going to be,
they are a wasted reminder of what God
wants us to be in and through His Son
Christ Jesus. __

We want to cling to our natural virtues,
while all the time God is trying to get us
in contact with the life of Jesus Christ—

His Life, His nature,
is a life that can never be described
in terms of natural virtues.

In our flesh we try to serve God
depending on our own good works,
our own goodness, and virtue __
of heredity or upbringing __

God does not take our natural virtues
and transform them, because our natural
virtues could never even come close
to what Jesus Christ wants.

No natural love,
no natural patience,
no natural purity can ever
come up to His Holiness.

But as we allow Him
to bring every part of our natural bodily life
into harmony with the new life God desires
to place within us__
He will manifest in us the virtues that are
characteristic of His Holiness through the
New Birth of His Spirit in us.

Every virtue we possess will then be
(((HIS ALONE)))

Gleaned from __Oswald Chambers

(I wonder if your flesh has resented this in any way? __

Mine sure has _always hiding behind self-righteousness.

The flesh always wants the credit,

never wanting to be second fiddle. Joy)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Terry Macalmon - I Surrender All w/Lyrics


TRUTH'S COVENANT SONG

 


 
 
Angel of darkness? Angel of light?
Who speaks from the shadows___out of sight.
Words of judgement, filled with zeal,
lacking knowledge of Christ whose real.
You say,
"Don't listen to men___but listen to me."
A double tongue__it seems to me.
Come from the shadows, into the Light
then shall your words, be filled with might.
Join with the chorus, God's angels sing
Offer your heart, before the Great King
Walk with your brethren, whom ever they be,
Walk with His Spirit, so you might see,
He is our fellowship, along the Way
We hear His voice, we hear Him say,
"Love one another, be at peace
I will reveal the Imposter's fleece.
I Am the Shepherd, I show the Way
My Word is Truth, in spite what men say
Those who are mine, hear my voice
Those who are mine, will make a choice
Cease "Now" your rankling, cease from your rank
I know the heart in it's chosen flank
The whys and the wherefores, are up to Me
I give the increase to seed, do you see?
My Word, like the wind, it comes and goes,
The Word of my Spirit, to spirit it knows
I have been waiting, for you to lay down,
the sword of "your spirit"
a strange, familiar sound
Listen, oh listen, and hear what I say
This is the dawning of Light's New Day
Herald the message, loud and strong
The WORD and the SPIRIT,
Truth's Covenant Song. _jOy_

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

John Barry - Return to the Present (Somewhere In Time)


SOMEWHERE IN TIME

LORD IT SEEMS MY DAYS ARE FILLED
WITH REMEMBERING CHILDHOOD WAYS
OF WIND AND RAIN AND SUMMER DAYS

ADVENTURES THAT LED ME FAR FROM HOME
DOWN HEATHER-ED PATHS OF FOREST LOAM

CROSS HILL AND DELL, THAT TOUCHED THE SKY
MY HEART SO FILLED WITH QUESTIONS, "WHY."

I ALWAYS SENSED THAT YOU WERE THERE
YOUR VOICE WITHIN ME, DREW ME WHERE

IN TANGENT THOUGHT THAT WAS NOT MINE
YOU SPOKE YOUR WORD OF TRUTH'S SWEET RHYME

I HUNGER STILL TO HEAR YOU SAY,
"COME WALK WITH ME, A LITTLE WAY
GIVE TO ME YOUR WORLDLY CARES
AND THINGS THAT FILL YOUR EYES WITH TEARS

HERE CHILD, COME TAKE MY HAND
RELEASE TO ME LIFE'S SHIFTING SAND

I SEE THE THINGS YOU LONG TO KNOW
THOSE THINGS THAT TURN NOT TO AND FRO

OR SMELLS OF WOODLAND FOREST MOSS
THAT THING THAT MAKES YOU THINK OF LOSS

YOU GRIEVE OF GOLDEN FIELDS GONE DRY
OF THOSE YOU'VE HAD TO SAY GOOD BYE

LET ME TELL YOU OF THE TRUTH I SEE
A HEATHER-ED PATH, IN FRONT OF ME

THAT RUNS ALONG THE HILLS AND DELLS
WHERE BREEZES BLOW WITH PRAYERFUL SMELLS

THAT WAFT TO STARS BEYOND THE SKY
YOU CAN'T IMAGINE, IF YOU TRY

WHERE TIME STANDS STILL
AND ANGELS SING
WHERE LOVED ONES PAST
THEIR PRAISES BRING

I SEE THEM WAVING, A DANCING THRONG
THEY KNOW THAT SOON WE'LL COME ALONG

BELOVED ONE, IT'S TIME TO TURN
FROM VISIONS PAST, THAT YOU MIGHT LEARN

THAT JOY AND GRACE AND PRAISE FOR ME
ARE EYES THAT SEE ETERNITY

THAT LEAVE THE GOLDEN WITHERED FIELDS
WITH HEART AND MIND THAT TRULY YIELDS
THE DREAMS OF WITHERING, TRANSIENT DAYS
A VAPOR'S ETHEREAL, VANISHING WAY

TO LEAVE THE HEART IN SOUL'S REGRET
OF ALL THE GOALS THAT NE'ER WERE MET

COME NOW, TO FEEL MY GENTLE RAIN
LET GO OF SORROWS LEPROUS PAIN

THAT HEARS MY SPIRIT'S VOICE AGAIN
THAT SAYS, THERE IS NO FINAL END

SURRENDERED NOW TO WHIM AND WHY
SOMEDAY YOU'LL FIND AS TIME GOES BY

THE HOPE THAT RISES IN YOUR SOUL
YOUR LONGING TO BE FREE AND WHOLE

IS BUT MY SEAL, AND PROMISED BE
MY VERY LIFE, IN YOU, YOU'LL SEE

JOY LACKEY

Saturday, January 26, 2013

SIGN POSTS

 


THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN A SIGN POST
TO LEAD ME ON MY WAY
ONE I'VE NE'ER FORGOTTEN
UNTO THIS VERY DAY

THIS ONE IS STILL SO VIVID
THOUGH I WAS ONLY TWELVE
THE WONDER OF A STEEPLE
AT 23RD AND SHELL

NEW IN TOWN AND NEIGHBORHOOD
I SIMPLY HAD TO KNOW
THE MANY DIFFERENT WAYS TO HOME
FROM SCHOOL, I TOOK IT SLOW

I DON'T KNOW WHY I QUESTIONED
WHAT COULD THIS STEEPLE BE
I RAN TO ASK MY GRANDMA
WHO SPOKE SO LOVINGLY

THE STEEPLE IS A SIGN POST
THE FIRST THAT YOU HAVE SEEN
TO POINT YOU TO GOD'S KINGDOM
BEHOLD A WONDROUS THING

THOSE THERE WILL TELL
OF JESUS
BELIEVE, FOR IT IS TRUE
IF YOU WILL ONLY LISTEN
HE'LL SPEAK HIS WORD TO YOU

OH LORD AND MY REDEEMER
I THANK YOU FOR THE DAY
A STEEPLE POINTING TO THE SKY
WAS SHOWING ME THE WAY

A SIGNPOST I'LL REMEMBER
THAT LED ME ON TO YOU
THROUGH VALLEYS DARK AND LONELY
THROUGH RICH GREEN PASTURES TOO

YOU TRULY ARE MY SHEPHERD
OF THIS MY HEART WILL SING
UNTIL THE FINAL SIGN POST READS
BEHOLD! IMMORTAL THINGS

AND I SHALL SEE YOU FACE TO FACE
UPON THAT CRYSTAL SHORE
MY FINAL DESTINATION
MY HOME FOREVERMORE

~jOY~

YOUR AMAZING GRACE, LORD

 

WHAT WAS IT THAT DROVE ME TO WONDER AND SWERVE
WHAT WAS IT THAT MADE ME TO SHUN MORTAL CURVE
THE WAY ALWAYS SEEMED STRAIGHT AND NARROW TO ME
ALWAYS LED WHERE "THE VOICE",
I HEARD CALLING TO ME
JUST OUT OF SIGHT, YET I SAW JUST THE SAME
WITH MY HEART, I KNEW SOMETHING_
THIS VOICE HAD A NAME

I DO NOT REMEMBER A MOTHER'S EMBRACE
I ONLY REMEMBER HER SORROWED FACE
FROM YEAR TO YEAR, FROM DAY TO DAY
IT PRESSED ME TO SEARCH FOR A BETTER WAY
A WAY TO LOVE MOTHER, A WAY TO LOVE DAD
A WAY THAT WOULD HELP THEM TO NOT BE SO SAD

IN THE BEGINNING, THROUGH SERMON AND SONG
I HEARD OF A NAME, THAT I KNEW ALL ALONG
NOT JUST FAMILIAR, BUT KNOWING, I KNEW
THIS MAN THEY CALLED JESUS, IT HAD TO BE TRUE
WHEN I CALLED HIS NAME, HE REPLIED, "HERE I AM"
IN THAT SAME STILL SMALL VOICE SAYING,
"I HAVE A PLAN"

"FROM THE BEGINNING, BEFORE YOU WERE BORN
I KNEW OF THE WAY YOUR FLESH WOULD BE TORN
FLESH AND BLOOD WOULD SEEM TO BE CRUEL
BUT THERE WERE DARK FORCES
YOU MUST LEARN TO RULE

NOT BY YOUR MIGHT, NOR BY YOUR POWER
I SENT MY SPIRIT TO SAVE IN THE HOUR
THAT YOU WERE FOUND SEARCHING
FOR TRUTH IN THE WAY
AND OBEYED MY VOICE, IN ALL I DID SAY.

THOSE WEARING ROBES OF VANITIES PRIDE
DID STRIKE THE HEART BLOW ON EVERY SIDE
I KNOW HOW YOU'VE SUFFERED
YOU MUST NOT REGRET
FOR IN LIFE'S SURE ENDING
YOUR FATE IS NOT SET
EXCEPT IN MY WORKINGS
MY WILL AND MY WAY
IN THIS YOU ARE SEALED
BY MY SPIRIT THIS DAY

YOUR JOURNEY'S NOT OVER
NOR ER SHALL IT BE
FOR ON THROUGH THE IONS
YOU'LL WALK CLOSE TO ME

THERE SURELY ARE THOSE
YOU WILL OFFER YOUR HAND
SOUL'S SEARCHING LIKE YOU DID
THROUGH SIFTING SAND

BUT THEY SHALL FIND MERCY
AND THEY SHALL FIND GRACE
THE KIND YOUR MOTHER FOUND
CHANGED HER DEAR FACE

THERE WAS NO MORE SORROW
THERE WAS NO MORE PAIN
SHE TOO, HEARD MY VOICE
AND WAS NEVER THE SAME

YOU'VE SEEN THE WORK
AND YOU'VE TASTED THE TEARS
YOU'VE WAITED LONG
OVER LONG WEARY YEARS

AMAZING GRACE HAS SET YOU FREE
AMAZING GRACE, YOUR WALK WITH ME
AMAZING GRACE, HAS BID YOU COME
TILL ALL MY WILL AND WAY IS DONE.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

THOUGH MY SOUL SHALL DREAD

 

LEST I TURN TO STONE

STRIKE ME TO YOUR FEET IN LOVE

THOUGH MY FLESH SHALL DREAD

AND THINK IT'S SURELY DEAD
ALL FEAR IS WICKED, DESPICABLY MEAN

SUCH MISERABLE FAITH LIKE, MINE BE SEEN
ABORT MY LIFE...ALL MORTAL CLAIMS
WITH THOSE HIDDEN THINGS I CAN'T MAINTAIN
SOUL'S STRENGTH ROOT, IN WILL AND WAY
MAKE YOUR ASH HEEP,
WHERE POWDERED MORTAR LAY
I SURRENDER, PLEASE LORD, LOOSE THE BANDS
TO SWEET REPOSE, WITHIN YOUR HANDS
YOUR TRANSCENDENT WORK
OH LET IT BE
ENGRAVED WITHIN, WITHOUT IN ME
MY LORD AND MASTER'S HOLY GRAIL
IN THIS MY LORD, DON'T LET ME FAIL
HOLY, HOLY IS MY CRY
WITH JOYFUL TEARS AND PRAYERFUL SIGH
ALL ASCENDING PRAISE TO THEE
THANK YOU LORD FOR LOVING ME
MOST FAITHFUL AND ADORING ONE
WHO CHANGED MY HEART FROM HARDEST STONE

Thursday, January 17, 2013

LET THOSE WHO HEAR, HEAR

 




Father; It has begun. The whole earth is reeling from the trembling of the hooves of Revelations Horse-men. Men's hearts are failing them for fear. Sons and daughters are taking the lives of their parents, and parents the lives of their own children. Lust and greed for all manor of evils are pursued without conscience or remorse.
Men and women sell their inheritance for a morsel. Laws protect those who break them and condemn those who uphold them with their lives.
The rich and powerful, take to themselves what belongs to the people. Delusion and Apathy fills the land.


                                                ********************
"WHAT GREAT QUAKING HAS COME
AND SUN LIKE SACKCLOTH, BLACK
OH MOON WHO MIRRORS LIKE BLOOD IN GLASS
EARTH'S HOLOCAUSTS AS FACT

THE HEAVENS LIKE AN UNROLLED SCROLL
TURNED IN AS MOUNTAINS FLEE
AND ISLANDS MOVE OUT OF THEIR PLACE
THE TIDE OF STARS AND SEA

MEN IN HORROR'S JUDGEMENT DREAD
FIND THERE'S NO PLACE TO HIDE
RUN TO AND FRO THROUGH OUT THE LAND

WITH NO ONE TO CONFIDE

"KINGS OF EARTH, THE RICH AND GREAT
CHIEF CAPTAINS, NOT JUST SOME

WILL ALL CRY OUT AND KNASH THEIR TEETH
"THE PROMISED ONE IS COME"

MIGHTY MEN AND BONDMEN
THE FREE AND GOODLY TOO
SHALL HIDE IN DENS WITH HEART LIKE STONE
NOT KNOWING WHAT TO DO


ROCKS OF BLIND DENIAL
ROCKS OF FALLEN THRONES
ANY THING TO HIDE THE FACE
OF GOD UPON HIS THRONE


"HIDE ME FROM THE LAMB OF GOD.
HIDE ME THEY DID CRY,
HIDE ME FROM THE WRATH TO COME
OR I WILL SURELY DIE."

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

THE DEVINE NECESSITY

What insurmountable trust would let me go to the crushing
of failure?

What high destiny would challenge my will to not lean on my own understanding and surrender my control over failure?

Not letting go, is what kept me alive Lord!  Or so I thought.

Keeping up appearances, though I knew You could always see right through me.

Failing to trust and obey.  Failing to rest from my own vision of myself, my family, my goals and self supporting belief system. 

I had to keep me.  I had to keep others.  Wasn't I responsible?  Who else would?  I had to trust me, at least I thought I should.  But this vanity was a mirror of something my spirit could not comprehend.  It was a monolith of pride.

You would not keep me from this relentless battle.  This blind bowing to vanity's god.  I waited for You to come to my rescue.  I made resolutions as I waited.  You were silent.

I failed!  and You consistently let me go my way.

In this, my Lord,  You executed your power and authority of loving intercession over me.  In my darkest hours, no flesh and blood could deliver me from myself.  You alone by Divine necessity performed Your priestly office over me.  Interceding that this one thing might remain ___that my faith would not fail.

To let go of the "Image" of self is devastating Lord, a cross to heavy to bear alone.  To lose the power of demonstration, of the motives of devotion and head knowledge.  In this my faith had failed, because I knew I can't trust "Me".

My virtues do not give you praise.  My honor does not justify the false faith and confidence I have had in the works that have brought me to my knees where the crimson flood of Calvary's blood bears me up where my own faith will not keep me.  

This is Your Divine necessity and my destiny __ that in my failures you have let me go to experience the power of your resurrection power __ that I might manifest the life and light of Your faith in the power of keeping me, through the faithful answer of the Father to your interceding prayer __"Let not faith fail in my beloved." 



Monday, January 14, 2013

THE MAN __ THAT WOULD BE KING

 

LORD...SPEAK THIS WORD, EVEN ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL...THERE IS NO LIFE IN MY WORDS, BUT YOU CAN BE THE POWER OF LIFE SPOKEN IN UTTERANCE OF FAITH.

WHAT GREAT LOVE YOU HAVE FOR THE MAN YOU HAVE PLACED IN POWER OVER US HERE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...FROM THE VERY DAY HE WAS BORN, THOUGH EVEN NOW, HE KNOWS IT NOT...YOU CHOSE HIM FOR EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING.
 
I THANK YOU LORD, FOR THE MAN, MR. OBAMA...PRESIDENT OBAMA. I THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING HIM TO FULFILL YOUR PURPOSE, I THANK YOU THAT YOU ARE WORKING IN HIM TO DO YOUR WILL.  WHAT HE MUST DO HE WILL DO.

THERE ARE THOSE WHO HAVE GREAT POWER, THAT THINK TO CHANGE YOUR WILL...AND YOU LAUGH.
THEY SEEK YOU NOT IN COUNCIL AND SET THEMSELVES UP ABOVE ANY NEED TO CONSULT THE GOD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH.

I HAVE SEEN YOUR HEART TOWARD THE MAN LORD...HOW YOU STAND WITH HIM, WHEN HE IS ALONE...HOW YOU SUSTAIN HIM WHEN HE IS OVERWHELMED. HOW YOU ARE HIS WISDOM, HIS COMFORT, HIS GUIDE ___YET HE WILL NOT SURRENDER AND LEAN NOT TO HIS OWN UNDERSTANDING.

I FEEL YOUR HEART, WHEN HE CHOOSES TO LEAN TO HIS OWN UNDERSTANDING, OR COMPROMISES YOUR WILL BECAUSE OF THE HOARDS OF PRINCIPALITIES THAT COME IN THE CLOAK OF FLESH AND BLOOD TO WAR AGAINST YOUR TRUTH AND GUIDANCE.

SEND YOUR WARING ANGELS LORD, BUILD A HEDGE AROUND THIS MAN AND HIS FAMILY...SEAL THEM LORD UNTO YOU...RAISE THEM UP OUT OF CARNAL THINKING AND EMPOWER THEM WITH THE SPIRIT OF YOUR MIGHT...LET YOUR WORD BE YE AND AMEN IN HIM...LET HIS WEAPONS NOT BE CARNAL, BUT MIGHTY TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONG HOLDS...

LET THIS MAN FEAR YOU LORD...REVEAL YOURSELF, EVEN WITH THE WRITING OF YOUR FINGER UPON THE WALL...GIVE HIM THE FAITH AND CONFIDENCE THAT COMES FROM KNOWING YOU...HAVING EARS TO HEAR AND EYES THAT SEE.

EVEN IN THE MIDST OF CONFUSION...GIVE HIM THE STRENGTH OF A LION HEART...LET HIM SPEAK, AND THE ENEMY FALL BACKWARDS...


IN THE DARKEST HOURS...BE THIS MANS LIGHT...GUIDE HIS EVERY STEP...DELIVER HIM FROM VANITY AND PRIDE... FOR YOUR NAMES SAKE AND THE PEOPLES OF THIS NATION.
 
IN SPITE OF HIS POWER, MAY HE COME TO RECOGNISE, NOT WITH HIS CARNAL MIND, BUT WITH HIS HEART...THAT YOU TRULY ARE THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE FOR ALL MEN ___IN OUR HEARTS, OUR HOMES, OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD.
 
THERE IS NO OTHER GOD BESIDE YOU...LET THIS PRAYER HAVE WINGS, AND FIND IT'S WAY TO MR. OBAMA, THE MAN.



Saturday, January 12, 2013

Michael W. Smith - The Blessing


YOUR INEXPRESSIBLE PRESENCE, LORD

 


 


Lord...You have brought me to a place where you are utterly inexpressible. I have spent my whole Christian life trying and longing to share you according to how I perceive you, with my own understanding, my own feelings, my own set of values and convictions...




I thought that I was walking in the way you had chosen for me...walking in your Spirit...


Until now...


How could I possibly think to express what is Your Devine Spirit, out of my own spirit? To manifest your Devine nature out of my carnal nature?

There were times when my spirit rose into the blinding Light of your glory...but now I see that the Light only obscured the open vision and I was left to interpret it by my own understanding and perceptions.


"Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, neither has it entered into the heart of man, the things that you have prepared for us my Lord."


In my heart there is such a longing for the knowledge of you, your will and purpose...for me...your church...your bride.


From the time I became your own...I've desired to express through my life, my faith, and my testimony in service and love...to tell how you have replaced my fears and doubts with faith, hope, and confidence in your Word. How you have given me joy that the world never gives, in place of deep sorrow and despair.


Yes Lord...I have tried to express the inexpressible..and now I can do nothing but fall before you and confess my ignorant zeal...my proselytizing in my own spirit...


Oh Lord forgive me...do whatever it takes to empty me out of dead works...fill me with your Spirit Word that brings, joy, comfort, peace, deliverance, and healing and the very Life of Your Salvation to the hearer...

Work in me Lord, even according to Your Spirit Word, in proclaiming your inexpressible Presence.

Friday, January 11, 2013

THE INNER SANCTUARY ___GOD'S RESTING PLACE

 






"I WILL SHAKE THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH WILL
REMOVE OUT OF HER PLACE IN THE DAY OF MY WRATH"

BELOVEDS, IT IS TIME TO SEEK OUT A QUIET RESTING PLACE

IN THE LORD. FOR HE IS ABOUT TO BREAK THE STAFF OF THE WICKED AND THE SCEPTRE OF THE RULERS.
THE LORD GOD OF COVENANT SHALL GO BEFORE YOU EVEN AS THE ARK OF HIS PRESENCE. IT IS A SHORT JOURNEY'S WALK, STAND STILL IN THE WAY, AND YOU ARE THERE.
THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL TABERNACLE WITH YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE.
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"COME APART AND BE SEPARATED UNTO ME, FOR THE DAY OF MY INDIGNATION IS AT HAND. FEAR NOT NEITHER BE AFRAID. LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED. I AM YOUR SALVATION, YOU CAN TRUST ME. I AM THE LORD JEHOVAH, I AM YOUR STRENGTH AND THE SONG OF YOUR SALVATION.
LET YOUR MOUTH BE FILLED WITH PRAISE, DECLARE MY DOINGS AMONG THE PEOPLE. EXALT ME AMONG THE PEOPLE. THE WHOLE EARTH WILL KNOW THAT I AM GOD AND THERE IS NO OTHER BEFORE ME.
SEARCH OUT A RESTING PLACE AND PREPARE FOR BATTLE. THOUGH THE WICKED LAY IN WAIT AGAINST YOUR RESTING PLACE, FEAR THEM NOT: FOR THEIR CALAMITY SHALL RISE SUDDENLY, AND WHO KNOWS THEIR END?
MY BELOVEDS, LIKE LOST SHEEP, YOU HAVE GONE ASTRAY. FALSE SHEPHERDS HAVE LED YOU FROM MOUNTAIN TOP TO HILL, AND YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN YOUR RESTING PLACE. IT IS A PLACE OF SAFETY WHICH I HAVE DIGGED. AN ENTRENCHMENT WHERE YOU CAN PREPARE IN CONFIDENCE, HOPE AND SURETY.
I WILL SET YOU UPON MY WATCH, A SENTRY IN CHARGE, STRONG IN THE POWER OF MY OWN STRENGTH. THOUGH THE HEATHEN RAGE, YOUR SOULS PEACE SHALL BE FOUND IN PROSPERITY.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

THE EXPRESS IMAGE OF HIS PERSON

YOU ARE PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT






 THE APPLE OF HIS EYE
Lord...You are the brightness of the Father's glory...
"The Bright and Morning Star"
The express image of His person...
upholding all things by your power.
The power of Your Word is might...
It has purged me from my sins...
You sit at the right hand of the Father...
Interceding for all men.
"Begotten Son"...yes!...and first to be...
inheriting His name...
Worshiped by His angels...
His ministers of fiery flame.
The earth and heavens declare your glory...
In the beginning they were made...
the works of your hands only...
their foundations you have laid.
Lord...now in these last days, speak forth...
in the same Word of power and might...
let the glory of Your presence in me...
declare before men...in their sight...
That we are the works of your hands, my Lord...
Oh let us take earnest heed...
for we are your heirs of salvation...
the "first fruits" of your own seed.
The worlds and the heavens will pass away...
in this I am happy and blessed...
that you are "The Word" that dwells in me...
In You I will find Spirit's Rest.
Yesterday...today and forever...
in You I'm delivered from death.
Not the laying down of this body...
but the promise of eternal Rest.
The promise of my spirit's new life...
Delivered from every trial...
delivered from every strife.
"Blessed High Priest" of my calling...
help me hold steadfast within...
my confidence and my yearning...
till that day when I enter in...
through gates of Heaven's homeland...
where my mansion waits on high...
to cloth this spirit's body...
"The apple of Your eye."

Sunday, January 6, 2013

God of Wonders by Third Day


WONDER OF WONDERS

 


CLOSER THAN A TOUCH ON MY SKIN
DEEPER THAN A BREATH I DRAW IN

STRONGER THAN A HURRICANE WIND
IS THE DWELLING OF YOU MY GOD WITHIN


Father, your Son said that he was going to prepare a place for us. Ever since I can remember, I've wondered how heaven could be more beautiful than the wonders of your creation here on earth. I've grieved at not being able to see even 1/10th of all there is here to see.
I just want to say thank you for all your creation. I'm sorry that most of us take it for granted. We distroy so much of your handi-work, some that has taken eons to finish. We have and are becoming so diobedient and disrespectful as stewards of this planet and it's resources.

If there is a heaven, and there is; How long would it last if flesh and blood should inherit such a kingdom such as yours. I say this in respect to the created world and the Kingdom that reigns in our hearts.

I love you Lord...thank you for the bears, the stars, and every ocean tide, the rocks and rills, the cattle on a thousand hills....thank you for uncharted lands of inner rhelms where you will conquer thrones and pricipalities in me, and set your kingdom, unobserved by human eye, and lift my spirit to where eyes have not seen nor ears heard, nor has it even entered into the mind, the things that you have prepared for your own...

Wonder of wonders...in what I can see...Wonder of wonders inside of me...Who can tell it?...............Joy