A Precious Promise and A Precious Prayer!!!

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Have A Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! A Promise and A Prayer!!!

A Precious Promise;

Psalm 103:6 The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

2Thessalonians 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

 

Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

Often times we let people who have harmed us overwhelm out thoughts with “why are they getting away with that hurt they caused”. As we read in these few verses and there are more; the Lord takes care of these things, nobody will get away with harming his children.

The Lord is a very protective father, he will take care of all things, he does things in his time. We need to allow him to take care of these things and not let our sin-cursed tempers take over.

TRUST THE FATHER HE CAN DO ALL THINGS PERFECT!!!

 

NEVER ALONE

I’ve seen the lightning flashing,
And heard the thunder roll,
I’ve felt sin’s breakers dashing,
Trying to conquer my soul;
I’ve heard the voice of my Savior,
Telling me still to fight on,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.
No, never alone,
No, never alone;
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

The world’s fierce winds are blowing,
Temptation’s sharp and keen,
I have a peace in knowing
My Savior stands between—
He stands to shield me from danger,
When earthly friends are gone,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

When in affliction’s valley
I’m treading the road of care,
My Savior helps me to carry
My cross when heavy to bear,
Though all around me is darkness,
Earthly joys all flown;
My Savior whispers His promise,
“I never will leave thee alone.”

He died for me on the mountain,
For me they pierced His side,
For me He opened the fountain,
The crimson, cleansing tide;
For me He’s waiting in glory,
Seated upon His throne,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

 

 

A Precious Prayer;

2Chronicles 14:8 And Asa had an army of men that bare targets and spears, out of Judah three hundred thousand; and out of Benjamin, that bare shields and drew bows, two hundred and fourscore thousand: all these were mighty men of valour.

2Chronicles 14:9 And there came out against them Zerah the Ethiopian with an host of a thousand thousand, and three hundred chariots; and came unto Mareshah.

2Chronicles 14:10 Then Asa went out against him, and they set the battle in array in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah.

 

2Chronicles 14:11 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.

 

2Chronicles 14:12 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.

2Chronicles 14:13 And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.

2Chronicles 14:14 And they smote all the cities round about Gerar; for the fear of the LORD came upon them: and they spoiled all the cities; for there was exceeding much spoil in them.

2Chronicles 14:15 They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.

As we read Asa was fighting against the Ethiopians, and were out numbered by thousands. In verse eleven he called out to God and asked for help, “help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee”. This prayer of faith was answered. The Ethiopians were overtaken and fled. Asa and his men carried away sheep and camels in abundance and returned to Jerusalem.

This prayer shows three huge things:

1. Much better to have faith and trust in the Lord.

2. To be on the side of the Lord.

3. To be a person of prayer.

 

FROM EVERY STORMY WIND THAT BLOWS

From every stormy wind that blows,
From every swelling tide of woes,
There is a calm, a sure retreat;
’Tis found beneath the mercy seat.

There is a place where Jesus sheds
The oil of gladness on our heads;
A place than all besides more sweet;
It is the blood bought mercy seat.

There is a scene where spirits blend,
Where friend holds fellowship with friend;
Though sundered far, by faith they meet
Around one common mercy seat.

There, there, on eagles’ wings we soar,
And time and sense seem all no more;
And heaven comes down, our souls to greet,
And glory crowns the mercy seat.

Oh, let my hand forget her skill,
My tongue be silent, cold, and still,
This bounding heart forget to beat,
If I forget the mercy seat!

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

 

 

The Last Enemy To Be Defeated is Death!!!

1 Corinthians 15 v26

Have A Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! The Last Enemy Is Death!!!

1Corinthians 15:24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

1Corinthians 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

1Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

1Corinthians 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

1Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

 

The last evil both of God and of man to be abolished forever will be death.

Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

 

For those who are ‘in Christ’ His resurrection has already defeated Death, at least in principle. Christ broke the power of Satan, “him who had the power of death”

Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Hebrews 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

 

Satan and death will not be permanently abolished until the end of the Millennium. The victory was won at Calvary, but the eternal peace and righteousness that Christ’s victory guarantees will not be consummated and completed until the enemies who were conquered are also banished and abolished.

Paul in our text declares what is the very heart of the gospel, that death, man’s last enemy will one day be destroyed. Death, the cessation of human life. The crumbling of our earthly tabernacle. The broken shell and the deposited seed. Death is interwoven in every aspect of human life. Our earthly state is characterized by constant dying. The birth of a new born baby is marred only by the immediate grip of the hand of death. The old die. The young die. Animals die. Even in the inanimate realm, plants wither and things decay. We are daily victims of death. Whatever we were yesterday, we are not today.

At each funeral we are reminded that the same thief that stole our love ones will someday creep into our own comfort zone. The bible says to be carnal minded is death. In a strange way death is a human neccessity. Death in a peculiar way provides for heaven a greater harvest.The more humans die the greater the resurrection. The greater the resurrection, the greater will be heaven’s harvest.

Large amounts of money is spent trying to cover the pale face of death. People spend millions of dollars trying to be healthy, looking for cures for cancer, heart disease, all sorts of ailments. The bible is a written record of birth and death. It was not a part of God’s original plan but resulted from human sin. It is an intruder, an invader, an ememy in the plan of God. Our first parents were its first captives. They disobeyed God and died the same day. So man did die the day he disobeyed God. Death held men captive until the God man came. It is this joy that the Apostle Paul hoped for, a final release from earthly infirmities and suffering. Christ came to deliver us from captivity. He came down as God, but He ascended as the God man. Paul refered to death as our last enemy. It is also true in Adam that death was our first enemy. Rejoice O’ man of God, Christ has conqured death and will finally destroy him once and for all!

Just as Adam’s unrighteousness condemned us, the righteousness of Christ justified us.We are saved from sin when we accept Jesus as the Sent of God, the Son of God and the Saviour from sin. Salvation is the apprehending that Jesus Christ through His obedience and the merits of His sacrifice, made a new standing-ground before God for us. That in Christ we have a new place in God and a new relation with Him. That Christ’s righteouness was not personal but shared with every believer. In the presence of sin we stand as saved by grace. In the presence of God’s holiness, we stand in Christ’s righteouness. In the anticipation of judgement day, we stand as already aquitted, for us there is now no condemnation. We are saved, being saved and we will be saved.

What is the gospel, it is good news that Christ is the Saviour of sinners. He not only lived a sinless life but is providing the grace for us to be partakers of the Divine nature. It is through the life of Christ, that though our bodies are laid in the grave, a seed from whence, shall in God’s own time rise into a glorious body. The ultimate joy of the gospel is that there no sin, no sickness, no trouble, nor depth, no height which Divine love cannot reach. We will never be separated from him.

The believer is not only declared righteous by God but is renewed in his righteousness and is progressively sanctified as he applies the word in his life. The believer keeps the law not be saved but to become confirmed to the image of Christ. The law frustrated man and reminded him of his failure. The law told us we were sinners but provided no way out. The law left us sinful, frustrated and hopless. But Christ broke into the realm of humanity and bore the penalty of the law and freed us from its condemnation. Therefore, death has no claim on the child of God. We have been justified, aquitted,vindicated and set free from the demands of the law. The sting of death is sin and the strength of sin is the law but if we are in Christ, Death has no sting and the law has no hold on us!

He is the first fruits of a great harvest. Jesus said in Revelation, I have the keys of hell and death, and I am alive forever more. He has both, the command and the authority of all those who sleep in Jesus. The graves are filled with saved children of God; that will spring up to everlasting life. In Christ the body will rot but the believer will rise. The body that we bury is not the future body, we bury corruption but incorrution will rise. We bury mortal but immortal will rise. We bury weakness but power will rise. We bury a worn tent but a house not made with hands will rise. When Jesus calls forth that great harvest, nothing will prevent his own from coming forth out of the earth. Land and sea must give their hold on those who die in the Lord. Death is of sin and if sin is conquered death is not. If we are in sin, we are without Christ. If we are without Christ, we are without a redeemer. If we are without a redeemer, death will conquer us. Christ was delivered for our offenses and was raised for justification. Therefore being justified by faith we have peace with God through Christ our Lord.

 

The day is coming when the joy anticipated will become reality. God will destroy death. A new day will dawn. There will be:

No more tears…..No more death…..No more sorrow…..

No more pain…..No more hospitals…..No more nursing homes…..No more funerals…..No more separation…..

No more standing helplessly along side hospital beds…..

Death is swallowed up in victory. God had given us the victory, through Jesus Christ Our Lord!!!

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

1Corinthians 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

1Thessalonians 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

1Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

 

NEARER, MY GOD TO THEE

Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
darkness be over me, my rest a stone;
yet in my dreams I’d be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

There let the way appear, steps unto heaven;
all that thou sendest me, in mercy given;
angels to beckon me
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise,
out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
so by my woes to be
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly,
still all my song shall be,
nearer, my God, to thee;
nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking For That Blessed Hope!!!

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Have a Wonderful Day!!! Looking For That Blessed Hope!!!

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

 

How does one become ready for the Lord’s return? It is clear that the Bible indicates that we will not know the time of Jesus’ return. It is also just as clear that we are to be ready for His coming. His returning will be similar to our return home after we have been away for a time. The exact time is questionable, the event is certain. As Christians we are to live in the world, however, we are not to be taken in by the world. Our attention is to be on eternal things and not temporal things. We are tempted by the lures and gadgets of the world, our own lusts and desires pull our minds away from the Godly to the ungodly. If we allow ourselves to be pulled away from the things of God we will become busied by the things of the world. Worldly things can be defined as anything that does not have eternal value. As humans we tend to settle for the good rather than striving for the best. There are many worthy activities to which we can devote ourselves and our time. However, only what we do for the Lord will last.

For people who have not experienced salvation through Jesus Christ, the danger for them is that time will run out before they intentionally make that choice. For some of them what the world offers is enough and they are satisfied to simply give their lives to fulfilling their own selfish desires. They will one day discover the truth of what they have left behind. They will discover they have traded the truth for a lie, and for them time will have run out. The Bible says that today is the day of salvation. This moment is all that any of us have, and decisions that will be made will always be made in the moment. Today for each of us who are here it is not to late to accept God’s gift of salvation which includes the blessed hope of eternal life, resurrection, and Jesus’ coming again.

 

“What is Our Blessed Hope?”

 

Many people entered into Christianity much in the same way that people enter into marriage. They have misconception. Marriage is not all honeymoon, fun, and bliss. Nor is Christianity!

Some of us think “Oh all of are problems will be gone forever. True Love, True Happiness, Beautiful Roses, and crystal water flowing in our yard”. The Lord tells us we will have tribulation here in this world; but with him we will have peace and he will have our back, he takes care of us.

I don’t know about you, but I do not have a halo hovering above my head. After salvation we don’t get a magic light above us keeping us from all sin. We have the same physical fleshly body that we had prior to our salvation experience. Within that body now indwells the Holy Spirit. We must learn to deny worldly lusts before we can ever walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. That is what it means to grow in grace.

2Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

 

If that were true, none of us would ever die! There would never be a need for a hospital or even a doctor’ visit.

No true believer doubts God’ ability to heal, but it will be done “In his time.” Our prayer is a supplication. We pray, “Lord, thy will be done.” In this present world, we still have trouble in the flesh and with the flesh.

Today, we still have problems with the world. However it gives us no excuse to just allow sin and the world to take over.

 

WE HAVE HOPE IF WE ARE TRUSTING JESUS

Imagine, someday, at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. WE are surrounded by our loved ones. Our loved ones have been all given new bodies incorruptible! Christ is seated upon his throne. The celebration begins. Eternity is now ours.

That is the “blessed hope” of the believer!

Those of us who know Jesus as our savior and Lord live in the light. We have been told by God’s word that Jesus is coming back. His coming should not take us by surprise. Over and over again God’s word has told us to live on the edge of time. To be ready for His coming everyday. To live lives that will not dishonor our Lord or ourselves. We do not belong to the world and so we are not to live as though we do.

The world – those who do not know Jesus as savior – live lives for themselves. They sleep in darkness and they get drunk in darkness, they lack self-control and give in to their own passions. They live in a world of their own choosing, they live to quench the thirst of their own depravity, a thirst that will never be quenched. Even those who live morally, those who try their very best to be good and honorable can never obtain the righteousness that God requires. We have all sinned and lived in darkness. The perfect righteousness that God requires only comes as a gift through Jesus Christ.

 

Until the end of all things we are to practice living in the presence of God. We are to be clear minded, and self-controlled so that our prayers will be effective and in accordance with the will of God. Above all, Christians, we are to love each other deeply, because the Bible says that our loves covers a multitude of sins. We are to offer hospitality to each other, to share our lives with each other, to share our resources with each other. We are to give of ourselves without grumbling and without selfishness. We are to give as God gave to us, His very best, not holding anything back. We are to be a culture within a culture. We are to be the light of the world, a reflected light. We are to be a change agent within society. To often it is society who changes the church.

Each of us has been given gifts from God. Some are called to be pastors and teachers, some are given an abundance of resources and the desire to share them. Some of us are good at sharing the gospel with others, some have been given the ability to assist others with their gifts. Whatever your talent, ability, or gift is, it is clear in scripture that God gave you those talents, abilities, and gifts to benefit the folks within the church. We are to live in such as way that those who are living in darkness will be envious of our relationships with each other and thus entice them to consider the truth that sets us apart. Jesus is the reason for our light. When we live in this way we bring praise honor and glory to God through Jesus Christ. When we are not using the gift we are given we are not glorifying the Lord, and we are not pleasing him.

Today as always, Satan tries to discredit the truth, and the truth bearers. He is the Father of lies; We all have weaknesses in our lives and for Satan those areas are apparent and exploitable. Satan, as with all of the powers of darkness, is out to destroy your life. If he cannot keep you from knowing Jesus as your savior then he will seek to tarnish your testimony. He hates you and he hates God. One day Satan will be judged according to God’s plan. But today he remains our enemy. The Bible uses the image of a roaring lion prowling around looking to find someone to devour.

He is Our Blessed Hope. He died for us!! Trust Him and him alone!!! Praise him, and Him Alone!!!

 

1Thessalonians 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.

1Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.

1Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

1Thessalonians 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

1Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

1Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

1Thessalonians 5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

1Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

1Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

1Thessalonians 5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

1Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

1Thessalonians 5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

 

CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS

Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne.
Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless king
through all eternity.

Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o’er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save;
his glories now we sing
who died and rose on high,
who died eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.

Crown him the Lord of love;
behold his hands and side,
rich wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified;
no angels in the sky
can fully bear that sight,
but downward bends their burning eye
at mysteries so bright.

Crown him the Lord of years,
the potentate of time,
creator of the rolling spheres,
ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
for thou hast died for me;
thy praise shall never, never fail
throughout eternity.

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

 

 

Life Here Is Tough The Lord Told Us It Would Be!!!

John 16 33

 

Dear Friends and Family, I have talked to so many of you in recent weeks and so many are going through such difficult times. I am praying. Please remember to my Christian and non Christian friends and family. The Lord NEVER said life here would be wonderful. He warned us of how it would be. Also we are here to glorify him. First we are to come to salvation, MOST IMPORTANT!!! After Salvation we need to be Serving our Precious Lord, and trusting him fully. We need to be in a Bible Believing Church fellowshipping with the brethren. Glorifying our Lord (This is in the Bible. Many say “I won’t go to Church too many hypocrites”, “The Last Pastor only talked about Money”. Well First of all we aren’t there for the Pastor who is just a man sinful like us. Did you ever notice how many hypocrites are at work, the bar, the nail salon, the club?

We are in the LAST DAYS!!! Things are tough VERY TOUGH, If your a Christian you need to be with like minded believers having fellowship. I know many right now that are hurting very bad, and now is when you need your Church family, staying away from God, the Bible, Prayer is not going to help, Satan wants to steal your joy he knows his times is almost up. Stop looking at whats in your life so many are dealing with very tough things. We need to be praying for each other. In the last 2 months Huge Tragic things have taken place:

1. A Young Mother with Two Children got diagnosed with a Brain infection has 6months. Their Father left long ago.

2. A Family lost their 26year old to Heroin Overdose. He had been doing very well.

3. A Missionary Family took their 8year old daughter to the hospital in Parguay difficulty breathing. Next day diagnosed with Cancer, next morning had died.

4. A Missionary had a Serious Heart attack is doing better now.

5. A Pastor got diagnosed with Parkinsons disease.

6. A Young Family lost their father and husband.

7. A Lady I worked with Lost her Husband then her Mom a month later.

8. I now 5 young people that have died of Heroin Overdose in two MONTHS!!

This is not including the wickedness on the news. This is not including the tradegy of people ignoring the importance of calling upon Jesus for salvation.

PLEASE know the Lord gives us peace, there is tribulation here, and yet if we are saved this is the worst we will ever know. After here is Heaven no more pain, no more sin, NO MORE TEARS. Also God can bring so much Good out of the worst situation.

LOVE AND PRAYERS IF YOU NEED TO TALK, ASK QUESTIONS, KNOW ABOUT SALVATION SEND ME A PRIVATE MESSAGE!!!

John 16:32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

James 1:3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

James 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

 

A PROMISE AND A PRAYER!!!

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Have A Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! A Promise And A Prayer!!!

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A Precious Promise;

A PRECIOUS PROMISE;

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Keep in mind this is in the old testament and he is giving us the promise of eternal life through his son Jesus Christ. He is telling of the coming of a man, who will be wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities. His death is the only way to heaven, nothing we can do on our own. How come after all he has done for us it is so difficult to live for him, to give our all for him, to put him above all else? We need to get our priorities in order NOW!!!

He is so Wonderful, so Good to us, far better than any of us deserve.

 

DAY BY DAY

Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure,
Gives unto each day what He deems best,
Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.

Every day the Lord Himself is near me,
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear and cheer me,
He whose name is Counsellor and Pow’r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

Help me then, in every tribulation,
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation,
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till with Christ the Lord I stand.

 

A PRECIOUS PRAYER;

Ezra 7:27 Blessed be the LORD God of our fathers, which hath put such a thing as this in the king’s heart, to beautify the house of the LORD which is in Jerusalem:

Ezra 7:28 And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellors, and before all the king’s mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the hand of the LORD my God was upon me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.

This is Ezra giving thanksgiving unto the LORD. Sometimes when we are driving, just sitting, maybe doing a puzzle, or sitting at the doctors office; we need pray and thank the Lord for what we have, getting us somewhere safe, if outdoors for the creation. Isn’t it nice when our children, spouse, family member talk to us, call us just to say I love you and thank you. Instead of wanting us when needing something. Our Lord loves us and I am sure loves to hear from us just to hear thank you, I love you, what can I do for you today.

THANK YOU LORD

Some thank the Lord for friends and home
For mercies sure and sweet
But I would praise Him for his grace
In prayer I would repeat

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free

Some thank Him for the flow’rs that grow
Some for the stars that shine
My heart is filled with joy and praise
Because I know He’s mine

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free

I trust in Him from day to day
I prove His saving grace
I’ll sing this song of praise to Him
Until I see His face

Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul
Thank you, Lord, for making me whole
Thank you, Lord, for giving to me
Thy great salvation so rich and free

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They Will Know Us For The Love For One Another!!!

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Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! Do All Things To The Glory Of God!!!

1Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

1Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another’s wealth.

1Corinthians 10:30 For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?

1Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

2Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

2Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

 

Well, my king is the king of ALL knowledge, He’s the well-spring of ALL wisdom, He’s the doorway of ALL deliverance, He’s the pathway of ALL PERFECT peace, He’s the roadway of ALL righteousness, He’s the highway of ALL PERFECT holiness He’s the gateway of ALL glory, He’s the master of the ALL mighty, He’s the captain of the conquerors, He’s the leader of ALL thats perfect and right, He’s the overseer of the overcomers, He’s the governor of governors. He’s the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

He always has been, and He always will be. I’m talking about He [who] had no predecessor and He [who] has no successor. There was nobody before Him and there will be nobody after Him. We try to get prestige and honor and glory to ourselves, but the glory is all His. Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, and ever, and ever, and ever. How long is that? And ever, and ever, and ever, and ever, and when you get through with all of the forevers, then ‘Amen’.”

 

I. We must develop a proper opinion of God

Jesus is the exact representation of the glory of God.

A) It begins with a proper response to the Lordship of Jesus

Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

 

When we agree that Jesus is Lord it should not result in us sitting on our blessed assurances in the blessed assembly.

We must be willing to abandon all for Jesus.

The question is where Lord. The question is who Lord.

The question is What Lord.

It isn’t about our preferences it is about our posture!

 

B) It grows with a Proper Hunger for the Presence of God

Do we long for the word of God both the living and written as in:

1Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

1Peter 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

 

II. We must display a proper opinion of God, a Proper Respect, a Proper Love.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

 

How do we know when we are reflecting the glory of Jesus?

A) If we are distinguished by God’s presence we will display it with love

Above all put on love. Above all choose people the way Jesus did. Do we realize that there is no need for interpretation here? The most clear and complete call and command of God is the one that is most often ignored!! The 2 great commandments, Love God and Love your neighbor!!

B) If we are Distinguished by God’s Presence we will Display it with Forgiveness

What has the Lord forgiven us of? He has forgiven us; How dare we with hold forgiveness from others.

When we forgive we decide that we will no longer be chained to the past. We don’t ignore or deny the pain caused we simply will not allow the past to control our present.

Forgiveness digs the grave of bitterness, anger, division and separation.

C) If we are distinguished by God’s presence we will display it with cooperation

Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:

Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

 

So We Have Liberty…..Do not Use it To Sin!!!

We Have Been Forgiven….We Need To Forgive Others!!!! If Not Our Precious Father Will Not Forgive Us…How sad Will That Be!!!

Our Father First Loved Us….Let us Love Him and Others….We will Be Known for The Love We Have For Each Other!!!

We Need To Glorify The Lord In What……ALL THAT WE DO EVERYDAY!!!

How Will Others See Jesus…..IN US SO WE NEED TO LIVE PROPERLY!!!

 

LOYALTY TO CHRIST

1 From over hill and plain
There comes the signal strain,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Its music rolls along,
The hills take up the song,
Of loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

“On to victory! On to victory!”
Cries our great Commander “On!”
We’ll move at His command,
We’ll soon possess the land,
Thro’ loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

O hear, ye brave, the sound
That moves the earth around,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Arise to dare and do,
Ring out the watchword true,
Of loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

“On to victory! On to victory!”
Cries our great Commander “On!”
We’ll move at His command,
We’ll soon possess the land,
Thro’ loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

Come, join our loyal throng,
We’ll rout the giant wrong,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
Where Satan’s banners float
We’ll send the bugle note,
Of loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

“On to victory! On to victory!”
Cries our great Commander “On!”
We’ll move at His command,
We’ll soon possess the land,
Thro’ loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

The strength of youth we lay
At Jesus’ feet today,
’Tis loyalty, loyalty, loyalty to Christ;
His Gospel we’ll proclaim,
Throughout the world’s domain,
Of loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

“On to victory! On to victory!”
Cries our great Commander “On!”
We’ll move at His command,
We’ll soon possess the land,
Thro’ loyalty, loyalty,
Yes, loyalty to Christ.

Love and Prayers

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In The Presence Of God!!! :)

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Have a Wonderful and Blessed Day!!! My Presence Shall Go With Thee!!!

Exodus 33:13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.

Exodus 33:14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

Exodus 33:15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.

 

1.GOING WITH THE PRESENCE OF GOD

 

I. GOD GIVES MOSES AN UNSETTLING OFFER

*Exodus 33:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:

Exodus 33:2 And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:

Exodus 33:3 Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.

 

I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.

Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. * But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.”

A. This happens right after a huge crisis moment – Moses had been up on mountain getting the Ten Commandments and the people had created two gold calves to worship. Can you imagine how The Father felt? He had just brought them out of Egypt; while Moses left them for a short time, they fall into mischief, and are worshipping gold calves.

Exodus 32:20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

Exodus 32:21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?

Exodus 32:22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.

 

B. God tells Moses, “Go to the Promised land. I will send My angel to lead you. My angel will defeat your enemies. It will be a land of vast resources.”

1. STOP – Listen to that – everything a person can want: God’s provision, blessings, anointed leadership, a great future. But what is missing?

2. 7 words. V3 But I will not go with you. In other words, you can go through life being under The LORD’s leadership, travel on the right path, proceed with His blessings and yet, you still miss out on God’s presence.

3. It is possible for a person to have enough God to have eternal life, but at the same time to be going through life without His presence… II Tim 3:4-5 …lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power…

2Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

2Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

2Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

2Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

2Timothy 3:6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

2Timothy 3:7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

C. Ask yourself, “If God let me have a happy life and things would work out well for me, would that be enough?” Most of us would still want more. If our life was always happy, always what we want we would never search out the Father and that is very sad!!!

 

2.MOSES ANSWERS WITH A PLEA

Exodus 33:12 And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.

Exodus 33:13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.

Exodus 33:14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

Exodus 33:15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.

Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people!’ But You Yourself have not let me know whom You will send with me. Moreover, You have said, ‘I have known you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.’

13 Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight. Consider too, that this nation is Your people.”

14 And the LORD said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”

15 Then Moses said to Him, “If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here.”

A. Moses understands there is MORE than just getting to the Promised Land.

1. Moses is still struggling with being the leader. He struggled at the burning bush, he struggled during the plagues, and he is struggling now.

 

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

 

Tozer wrote: “The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God, and the church is famishing for want of His presence. The instant cure of most of our religious ills would be to enter His Presence in spiritual experience, to become suddenly aware that we are in God and that God is in us. This would lift us out of our pitiful narrowness and cause our hearts to be enlarged. This would burn away the impurities from our lives as the bugs and weeds were burned away by the fire that dwelt in the bush.” …for want of His presence!

 

Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Psalm 140:12 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Psalm 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

Psalm 97:5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

 

 

How amazing to be in the presence of the Almighty God. To be his child and him our father, to know one day we will be with him physically for all eternity.

Is he your Savior? If not come to him today!!

John 3:15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

 

THERE’S ROOM AT THE CROSS FOR YOU

The cross upon which Jesus died
Is a shelter in which we can hide
And its grace so free is sufficient for me
And deep is its fountain as wide as the sea.

There’s room at the cross for you
There’s room at the cross for you
Though millions have come, there’s still room for one
Yes there’s room at the cross for you.

Though millions have found him a friend
And have turned from the sins they have sinned
The Savior still waits to open the gates
And welcome a sinner before it’s too late.

There’s room at the cross for you
There’s room at the cross for you
Though millions have come, there’s still room for one
Yes there’s room at the cross for you.

The hand of my Savior is strong
And the love of my Savior is long
Through sunshine or rain, through loss or in gain,
The blood flows from Calvary to cleanse every stain.

There’s room at the cross for you
There’s room at the cross for you
Though millions have come, there’s still room for one
Yes there’s room at the cross for you.

Love and Prayers

Cheryl