Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Who/what have I in heaven and Whom/what do I seek on earth? ... Jesus Only!

MT 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
MT 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
MT 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
MT 4:11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Through Him and Unto Him!

Upon a very high mountain
Looking down below
I saw all that was accomplished
All that had come to pass
I was reminded of where I was
And what I had become
What I was and what I had
Surveyed all that God had accomplished
Surely this was favour
Favour with God and with man
Constantly reminded
To put my face in the dust
So that the very blessing
Does not become the stone that stumbles
Yet amidst that thought
I saw a streak of selfish sin
And the One who is ever faithful
Ever gently reminded
"You Shall Worship The Lord Your God
And Serve Him Only"
And there on that mountain top
I had a new revelation
"Thine is the kingdom
The power and the glory
Forever and ever, Amen"
To give and take as thou shouldst choose
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord!

MT 21:42  Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
MT 21:43  Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
MT 21:44  And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

JOH 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

MT 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Believing and confessing God's promise for this New Year!

1John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
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.
Romans 8:32  He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Happy New Year 2013

A new year, a new beginning
New hope, a fresh start
I claim the Lord's promise
Of renewing my heart!

Days of failure and backsliding
Double mindedness and lukewarmness
Confessed and forsaken
In the assurance of forgiveness!

I press on to the upward goal
Seeking Him who makes me whole
By faith I take hold of the riches in store
Pressing on body, spirit and soul!

This then my confidence
On this rock I stand
"He wants it so, He wants it so
More than I can ever want!"

-- A New Year Message --

May the Lord help us to demonstrate the glory of His salvation through our daily life. Our Father is more eager to do this for us than all of us put together ... Praise God!