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Psalm 1, Psalm 2, Psalm 10, Acts 16:22-40

There is no power like the POWER of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the Word of God!

 Blessed is the man… whose delight is in the law of the Lord…whatever he does shall prosper.    Psalm 1

 Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, Psalm 2

 a great earthquake, foundations of the prison were shaken; “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” … immediately he and all his family were baptized. Acts 16

 Read at – www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalms%201,2,10;%20Acts%2016:22-40&version=NKJV

 Psalm 1         Blessed is the man …in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.

               The ungodly are not so, But are like the chaff which the wind drives away, the way of the ungodly shall perish.

                The Word of God makes all the difference. Keep drinking from the springs of eternal life.   If I don’t I start groping for kool-aid, soda, and other placebo thirst quenchers whose sugar, carbonation, and food coloring thwart the effect of pure water and cause skin blemishes, caffeine effects, etc.

              Lord Jesus, You love me soooo thoroughly through Your Word, I keep coming back for gulps, drinking deeply Your Word. Lord, You have made me aware of many people who do not know You, and so they do not trust You nor live in You and Your Word. Please touch them in all the ways that only You can do. 1

Psalm 2         Why do … the people plot a vain thing? The rulers take counsel together, Against the Lord and against His Anointed, The Lord shall speak to them in His wrath, (So, instead) Serve the Lord with fear, And rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

              This sounds like a local and world news report. There is no difference between yesterday and today. Man’s nature and God never change. But individuals can change through One Way. The Son of God can set each person free! Jesus, please draw people to Yourself to submit to Your Lordship, rushing for shelter by confessing and repenting and thereby free themselves from death to life. 2

              Lord Jesus, help me to keep Your Word ever in the forefront of my eyes, my mind, and my heart. How futile it is, and how harmful to me, to turn away from You, the Beloved Lord of lords. Because the pain of being aside from You hurts more deeply and sharply than ever before, You’ve trained me to keep short accounts – so my repentances are quick U-turns back to You. Oh how sweet! Thank You Jesus! Please help me bear fruit in keeping with repentance!

Psalm 10       The wicked in his pride persecutes; For the wicked boasts of his heart’s desire; He renounces the Lord, does not seek God; God is in none of his thoughts. He has said in his heart, “You will not require an account. But You have seen, for You observe trouble and grief, To repay it by Your hand.

            The Lord is King forever and ever;  Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear, That the man of the earth may oppress no more.

              More current newspaper information! Yet, How reassuring Your Actions are to me, my God! What a safety and security You are to me! By Your righteous right hand, display Your glory that the wicked would fear You and turn and be saved from eternity in hell! 3

Acts 16:22-40              They threw them into prison, and fastened their feet in the stocks. (While) praying and singing hymns to God, there was a great earthquake, and everyone’s chains were loosed.  And the keeper, said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And immediately he and all his family were baptized, and he rejoiced.

            How big is my God? How much to I Look at Him? Praying and singing hymns while “trapped” in circumstances and situations? Do I remember the “earthquake” when Jesus rescued my soul from hell? The other earthquakes that changed my perspective, relationships and many aspects of my life irrevocably? How about you, dear reader?

                Lord Jesus, I rejoice in Your many miracles daily, when I do not deny You, but proclaim You in my spirit and with my body! How boring life is without You at the helm! Thank You Jesus for claiming me and having me cling to You right back!!

Bible Insights –

1 –  John 6:63; John 6:68; John 5:24; Psalm 37:4; John 4:13-14; John 7:38; Matthew 10:28; Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 9:10; Romans 1:19-20; Psalm 19 

2 –  Malachi 3:6; James 1:17; John 14:6; John 8:36; Psalm 7:1, James 4:8; Romans 8:13; Romans 5:21; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 9:15; Luke 15:10; Luke 3:8 

3 – Jeremiah 17:9; Ezekiel 18:23; Ezekiel 18:32

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Joshua 11, Psalm 144, Jeremiah 5, Matthew 19

 “For it was of the LORD to harden their hearts… that He might utterly destroy them, … Joshua did to them as the LORD had told him … Thus Joshua took all this land” Joshua 11:20,9,16

 Blessed be the LORD my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle—  Psalm 144:1

 “Who then can be saved?” Jesus said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Josh.%2011;%20Ps.144;%20Jer.%205;%20Matt.%2019&version=NKJV

  Joshua 11                          Where is Your territory in me Lord? Where is my heart hardened against You? Break it now. May my fullness of sin be now (Genesis 15:16) so I am repentant and You have Your Way with me!

Open my eyes to the pain of the casualties of this Spiritual War around me. In my family, neighbors, places I frequent and world. Move me by Your compassion, wisdom and Holy Spirit to be effective in me as You were with Joshua. I shall not fear, for You, my Commander, go before me, and I am to follow You closely!!

Psalm 144                          Lord God Almighty, the Spiritual War is Great. You are “my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle”! Reveal Your enemies to me that I will pray fervently, and act obediently in word, attitude, spirit, and action for Your Good purpose in setting captives free for Your Glory alone! (Romans 12:1-2)

“Stretch out Your hand … Rescue me and deliver me” v. 7   By Your Word and Spirit reveal to me all deception, falsehood and hidden sin so that I will not be held captive by it, but will be alert and self-controlled. 1 Peter 5:8 , 2 Corinthians 10:5

I am humbled and gratefully rejoice that “You take knowledge of” me, my God and Lord!! v. 3-4,15

Jeremiah 5                       Spiritual War within God’s people! – God is the Commander-in-Chief of Spiritual War! Beware- no one is immuned to His righteous judgements!

God’s people do not seek, speak, live nor love Truth. “they swear falsely… refused to receive correction… made their faces harder than rock; … refused to return. … For they are not the LORD’s. …They have lied about the LORD,… they committed adultery… their transgressions are many; Their backslidings have increased….  this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; They have revolted and departed… their houses are full of deceit.”  v. 2-3, 10,12,6, 23, 27

How clearly I see this in my country!

Small Snapshot: Yesterday I read in an elderly magazine that people over age 50 are contracting AIDS in great numbers because of fornication. v. 8, Hebrews 13:4 – Lord reveal Your Word to them and soften their hearts to You!! Save them!

God wars against those who do not obey, worship and fear Him. “Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the LORD. “And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?” v.29, 4-6

God’s Rod of Correction“Behold, I will bring a nation against you from afar,” says the LORD.  “It is a mighty nation, It is an ancient nation, A nation whose language you do not know, Their quiver is like an open tomb; They are all mighty men. And they shall eat up your harvest and your bread, Which your sons and daughters should eat. … shall destroy your fortified cities” v. 15-17   Will this happen to my country!?

God asks “Will you not tremble at My presence”?   

Seeming terribly prophetic in my view, the only repercussion I want for my country is repentance. 2 Chronicles 7:14

 Spiritual War!

 Spiritual War is concrete, real and tangible: The Clash between spiritual rulers, authorities, and powers of this world and in the heavenly realms, of evil against Godly. Ephesians 6:12

Spiritual War is won by being on the Victor’s side: the Lord Jesus Christ. It is won by obedience to God’s Word by God’s Holy Spirit and through prayer. James 5:16, Revelation 12:11, 1 John 5:3, John 14:15,23 

To be on God’s side we must be adopted by the Lord God Almighty, being His child. John 1:12-14, John 3:5-6, 1 Peter 1:23, 2 Cor 5:17. To be God’s child we must surrender our sins and totality to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Psalm 51, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:13, Hebrews 10:19, Hebrews 13:20 , 1 John 5:6, 1 Timothy 2:5

 Matthew 19                       Spiritual War notes from Jesus:

Spiritual War causes pain to everyone who departs from God and His Word, which is people’s antagonism of God’s Love. James 4:4, Romans 1:18-32, Romans 5:8,10, Colossians 1:21-22

When people do not obey God with His right motives and intent, they are engaging in war against God and His people. When people live for God with His motives and intent, they are on the victory side, whether they see it immediately or not.

Spiritual War points:

Jesus says that marriage God’s Way is Right. Divorce is clothing oneself with violence. God hates it. Malachi 2:16

Children are the causalities in the war of divorce. Jesus wants all children and adults to come to Him. Each person must come as a child, trusting Jesus Christ, in order to enter the Kingdom of God. John 14:6  

Jesus is clear: “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”  God says to have no idols before Him (Exodus 20:1-11) and learn from and live with Jesus Christ. (Matthew 11:28-30) 1 John 2:5

The only way this is possible is to by the Lord God Almighty (v. 25-29) – being born again. “He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born… of God.” John 1:12-13

“Who then can be saved?”  But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” “And everyone who has left … for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.” v. 25-29

 Crystal (PsalmThirty4)

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Leviticus 17, Psalm 20-21, Proverbs 31, 1 Timothy 2

That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. 1 Timothy 2:2-6

I noticed framed calligraphy on the wall when I visited my husband’s extended family.

She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12

“I’ve always wanted to be a Proverbs 31 woman.” I said to Aunt Rosalie. I pointed to the picture.

“Oh. My daughter bought that.” There was an awkward moment before she excused herself to tend to her other guests. Her spouse might not trade her for a bag of rocks, but rubies…? To be a Proverbs 31 woman I would have to be…

  • Eagerly working at something?
  • Anticipating family’s needs?
  • Profiting from efforts?
  • Remaining strong and vigorous?
  • Helping those in need?
  • Acting with dignity?
  • Sharing wisdom and instruction?
  • Productive with time?
  • A hero to the family?
  • In awe of the Lord?

But all this still wouldn’t get me into heaven.

For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life. Leviticus 17:11

The life is in the blood.

My life force.

The life is in the blood.

My DNA.

The life is in the blood.

My salvation. Jesus.

through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Col 1:20

The blood. Nothing but the blood.

Oh Lord, my hearts desire is that my posterity will be only, that I exalted You. May I always trust in you with unshakeable faith. I rejoice that the your strength has lengthened my days with rich and unending blessings. I want to sing the praises of the Way, the Truth and the Life until you bring me victorious one day into your glorious presence. Thank you for the blood of your Son in whose name I pray. Amen.

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