Monday, August 15, 2022

At The Door




Revelation 3:19-20 (ESV)

19 Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.


Those in the body of Christ are to transform their minds with the leading of the Holy Spirit and their presence in the word. It is a labor of love as we strive to change our thinking and nature in the way He leads us into the image of Christ. 


Jesus stands at every door we have not opened in our hearts. We open the door for Him to come into our lives, but there are many doors and rooms inside which we are slow to open for inspection and cleansing. When we open a  door, we find more of the bread of heaven on our plate to be shared with our Lord and the more we know Him. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Good Works




Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.


We are not saved by our works, but we are saved for good works, “which God prepared beforehand,”. Just as Christ was chosen to be and bring His light into the world, It is God’s will that we follow Him and become the light of the world, that we become like Jesus. Our work is to seek and know Him. We transform into His mind and nature through His word and the leading of the Holy Spirit, who entered the flesh of Mary and begat Jesus. He enters our flesh and we are reborn to be like Jesus. We will see this when we see Him face to face. 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Abides Forever




Psalms 125:1-2 (ESV)

The LORD Surrounds His People

A SONG OF ASCENTS.

1 Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion,

which cannot be moved, but abides forever.

2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,

so the LORD surrounds his people,

from this time forth and forevermore.


The land and home of Israel will abide forever. Abraham trusted the Lord that it would be so and so shall it be. The term Mount Zion names the place on earth that is the home of this reality. It shall not be moved. 


Israel was removed from the land for 2000 years before the Lord brought them back to the land of their forefathers, before the Hebrew language was heard again in the city of David. Those who trust in the Lord will abide forever. They will not be moved. Those who abide in the Lord will abide forever. They will not be moved.  

Friday, August 12, 2022

My Help




Psalms 121:1-2 (NASB)

A SONG OF ASCENTS.

1 I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;

From where shall my help come?

2 My help comes from the LORD,

Who made heaven and earth.


Israel found no help from the nations in the past. It is the same today. The world is largely hostile to the chosen people of God, just as the world is largely hostile to God. Their hope and help rests in the strong arm of the Lord. 


The body of Christ finds itself in the same position. The world is largely hostile to those who leave the dominion of Satan for the salvation that is found in the kingdom of heaven. Our hope and rest comes comes from the strong arm of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Let us take comfort in that, whatever comes our way, He is with us, even in us. 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Who Is Like The Lord?




Psalms 113:4-6 (ESV)

4 The LORD is high above all nations,

and his glory above the heavens!

5 Who is like the LORD our God,

who is seated on high,

6 who looks far down

on the heavens and the earth?


In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. God the Father is outside creation to do this. His glory is “above the heavens” and He “looks far down on the heavens and the earth”.


He is with us in the persons of Christ and the Holy Spirit, for they are one. The Holy Spirit brought Christ into the world among us. Christ sends the Holy Spirit to be with us in the body of Christ. He who is outside of creation has become one with man. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The Word Of Life




The word of God is expressed in the life of Christ. His testimony is true and His word leads us to God our Father. 


He is the way and the life of God. 

The Stone




Psalms 118:22-24 (ESV)

22 The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone.

23 This is the LORD'S doing;

it is marvelous in our eyes.

24 This is the day that the LORD has made;

let us rejoice and be glad in it.


Jesus is the cornerstone of the new temple which is and will be the dwelling place of the Lord. Those who persevere in their walk with the Lord will become a stone in that temple with a new name only known by them. Rev 2:17) They will receive the name of the Father and the new name of Christ the King. (Rev 3:12) These three names reflect the intimacy we have with the Holy Spirit and our union with the Father and Son. It is a marvelous thing He is doing.