Friday, July 21, 2017

Your Peace - Psalms 83:1-4

Psalms 83:1-4 ESV 


A Song. A Psalm of Asaph. O God, do not keep silence;

do not hold your peace or be still, O God!

For behold, your enemies make an uproar;

those who hate you have raised their heads.

They lay crafty plans against your people;

they consult together against your treasured ones.

They say, “Come, let us wipe them out as a nation;

let the name of Israel be remembered no more!”


This Psalm, though written long ago, could have been penned yesterday. The nature of man has not changed over time. Even as Cain rose up and killed his brother Able, the nations of Ishmael foam and froth with their hatred of their brother Israel. 


That sea of rebellion will be put to rest as Jesus calms the storm and stills the waters with a word. He will not hold His peace, but bring it to the earth. 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Great Millstone - Revelation 18:20-21



Revelation 18:20-21 ESV 


Rejoice over her, O heaven,

and you saints and apostles and prophets,

for God has given judgment for you against her!”

Then a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying,

“So will Babylon the great city be thrown down with violence,

and will be found no more;



Jeremiah 51:61-64 

And Jeremiah said to Seraiah: “When you come to Babylon, see that you read all these words, and say, ‘O Lord, you have said concerning this place that you will cut it off, so that nothing shall dwell in it, neither man nor beast, and it shall be desolate forever.’ When you finish reading this book, tie a stone to it and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates, and say, ‘Thus shall Babylon sink, to rise no more, because of the disaster that I am bringing upon her, and they shall become exhausted.’”

Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.


Babylon signifies the great burden of the darkness of man. When she is destroyed, a great weight like a millstone will be lifted off of man and cast into the sea. She will sink into the deep and the sea will be no more. 


Thus the unfolding events on earth reflect a spiritual reality. 


And from heaven arises a joyful cry,


"Amen. Hallelujah!"

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Where Do You Want To Go?

A mind that leaves room for God has the greatest chance of reaching the human potential which has no limit. 


You Also Will Appear - Colossians 3:4


Colossians 3:4

When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.


His life will fully become ours. The bringing together of body, soul, and spirit will reveal the glory of God in what He has done. We will truly be made in the image of the God. 


His work of creation will be finished and we will join Him in His rest. 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Obedience

Inward transformation results in obedience without thinking. 

Obedience results in love and is love. 

Knowledge Of The Lord - Isaiah 11:8-9

Isaiah 11:8-9 ESV 


The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra,

and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.

They shall not hurt or destroy

in all my holy mountain;

for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord

as the waters cover the sea.


One must become like a child to inherit the kingdom of heaven. This can be understood as the Holy mountain of the Lord. 


The knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth. It will guard and protect against those who have opposed God and His children. 


Where once the the waters of the deep darkened the earth, now the knowledge of the Lord brings light into the world. 

Monday, July 17, 2017