Martin Luther: Driven to Defiance
1 O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD. 5 You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6 Such...
1 Praise the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul. 2 I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. 3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. 4 When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. 5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, ...
The darkest hour is coming. The greatest falling away is coming. Christians will be reeling to and fro in the night. Sin will reach to it’s fullest. But in that very hour, a voice will go out in the middle of the night, “Behold the Bridegroom, Go out to meet Him!!” I must get oil.
“For I know my redeemer lives, and he shall stand upon the earth…and though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God…with my own eyes shall I behold Him…” (Job 19:25-27)
“Lord Jesus, you’re my Protector, and I believe you rule over the events of my life. If anything happens to me, it’s only because you allowed it, and I trust your purpose in doing it. Help me understand the lesson you want me to learn from it. If I walk in righteousness and have your joy in my heart, then my living and dying will bring glory to you. I trust that you may have some prepared glory,...
“In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul…. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever” Psalm 138:3, 7–8
What I need is for You to have Your way.
Today in the church the attitude of: “Let the unsaved come to us and hear the gospel” developed amongst believers. They forgot mission. They forgot global evangelism. By the time of Acts 10, Peter needed further revelation. He had forgotten the Great Commission: Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. They forgot mission-mindedness. The church had...
Peace is a period of preparation and deception between two wars.– Samuel Johnson
GOD TOLD ME SOMETHING I WAS NOT EXPECTING TO HEAR! One night during a prayer meeting, God told me something about our church I was not expecting to hear. The Lord whispered to me, “This church needs shock treatment! Too many have grown satisfied and complacent. You feel safe and secure from all the winds and waves of false doctrines sweeping over the land—but you are not prepared for what is...
“Therefore stay awake - for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning — lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Stay awake. ” - Mark 13:35-37 Jesus told us to live in a state of constant alertness—to stay awake! Yet historically, the church has had a...
People who are obsessed with God have an intimate relationship with Him. They...– Francis Chan, from his book Crazy Love
Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. (Matthew 10:32) Gracious promise! It is a great joy to me to confess my Lord. Whatever my faults may be, I am not ashamed of Jesus, nor do I fear to declare the doctrines of His cross. O Lord, I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart. Sweet is the prospect which the text sets...
2 Kings 18 -20. Too long to copy and paste but so good I cannot just pass it by without tumblrin. King Assyria - Sennacherib: Foreshadowing figure of the AntiChrist. Sennacherib exalted himself and mocked God, heaping insults saying that the Israelites (Tribe of Judah whom Jesus comes from) have no hope and that God will not defend for them. His commander calls out in Hebrew what Sennacherib...
THE DEPTH OF GOD'S LOVE
Paul said of God’s love: It passes all knowledge. It is broad, wide, high and deep. I want to focus on the depth of his love. “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith: that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height: and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled...
No nation, no culture, no society rises any higher than the standards of its...– Israel statesman.
If there’s righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the...– Mary Crowley
I would like to buy three dollars worth of God, please. Not enough to explode...– Wilbur Reese
When life knocks you on your knees, you’re in the perfect position to...– anonymous
I felt like exploding when the circle turned 3dimensional. explosion of joy and excitement. If I can be moved this much from a simple story and music.. I wonder how it’s going to feel when we’re in our glorified bodies with the savior of the world.
A true servant of Jesus Christ is one who is willing to experience martydom for...– My utmost for His highest
From bondage to spiritual faith From spiritual faith to great courage From great courage to liberty From liberty to abundance From abundance to leisure From leisure to selfishness From selfishness to complacency From Complacency to apathy From apathy to dependency From dependency to weakness From weakness back to bondage. Charles swindoll Preserve me oh God.