Monday, July 13, 2009

By HIS stripes we are healed!!

2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Jer 3:22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.

By HIS stripes - Cured!

Back sliding is ...
Loving the Lord less
than we have ever loved HIM yet,
Rejoicing in the Lord less
than we have ever rejoiced in HIM yet;
When we move from that place of complete dependence
When we are no longer unsure about ourselves;
When we slip away from that place where ...
in all things we need HIM to intervene,
in all things we see HIM intervene;
Backsliding is not when we have hit the bottom
Splattered on the floor,
Not when we lose sight of HIM;
But that momentary way ward glance,
The storms that assail,
The deafening thunder,
The thought that we made it,
That we stand;
Yes that fleeting moment,
For a moment we are walking on the water
And in an instance we are sinking;
But the gospel goes far beyond
the unfathomable depths of our frailty
Of our wretchedness,
The promise still holds
We have called out on HIS name
And surely we shall be saved;
It is HE who forgives
It is HE who justifies
It is HE who sanctifies;
Surely we shall be cured,
Cured of all our backsliding;
A finished work
Through Jesus Christ our Lord
Completed on the cross at Calvary;
Dead indeed unto sin
But alive unto God;
So HE has said it,
And so it shall be;
For so it is!
Yes and Amen.

Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hos 14:4 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.

Heb 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lord consume me completely ... help me see!

2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Help me see!

I cannot live this way I live,
I cannot let these moments go past,
Each day tumbling into another,
Where all I care
Is to cast my care;
Lord lift me up to that higher ground
Help me see, what I ought to see;
That sin, that so entangles
That double mindedness
and craving for the world
Has been crucified with You
Crucified on Calvary;
Help me see the glorious Hope
Of this Gospel written in blood
The inheritance that is mine
The free gift of salvation
Of adoption, of sonship;
Lord lift me up to that higher ground
Help me see, what I ought to see
That all my needs are met in thee
Freed from every care and want
Freed to live as You would want
Freed to receive all that is in You
Freed to pour out myself for You;
Lord lift me up to that higher ground
Help me see, what I ought to see
All the riches in eternity
Your approval eternal;
That these fleeting days while I am here
Others who are still to hear
Of this Gospel written in blood
My all in all, my everything
I will spend, for Thee my Lord.
Consume me O'Lord
Burn every bit of chaff
Let nothing remain
But the will You have willed for me
Burn me, consume me
Do with me as You will
Save me from this wretchedness
Lord lift me up to that higher ground
Help me see, what I ought to see
That my life has come to an end
And Yours in me has just begun.

Luke 10:42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.