“The reason I can still find hope is that I keep this one thing in mind: the Lord’s mercy.
We were not completely wiped out.
His compassion is never limited.
It is new every morning.
His faithfulness is great.”
Even if he makes us suffer,
He will have compassion
in keeping with the richness of his mercy.
He does not willingly bring suffering or grief to anyone,
crush any prisoner on earth underfoot,
deny people their rights in the presence of the Most High God,
or deprive people of justice in court.
The Lord isn’t happy to see these things.
Who was it who spoke and it came into being?
It was the Lord who gave the order.
Both good and bad come from the mouth of the Most High God.
“Why should any living mortal (any person)
complain about being punished for sin?
Let us look closely at our ways and examine them
and then return to the Lord.
Let us raise our hearts and hands to God in heaven.
Lamentations 3:21-23, 32-41
On Saturday, August 6, 2011, the Lord sent us to stand in the highest place in the King’s gate and declare the Word of the Lord (the following). This is 17 days before the earthquakes and 21 days before the Hurricane Irene (God is speaking, “Peace”) and 38 days before Hurricane Lee (God is speaking, “Healing”).
Psalm 24, A Psalm of David.
THE EARTH is the Lord’s, and the fullness of it, the world and they who dwell in it.
For He has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the currents and the rivers.
Who shall go up into the mountain of the Lord? Or who shall stand in His Holy Place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted himself up to falsehood or to what is false, nor sworn deceitfully.
He shall receive blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
This is the generation [description] of those who seek Him [who inquire of and for Him and of necessity require Him], who seek Your face, [O God of] Jacob. Selah [pause, and think of that]!
Lift up your heads, O you gates; and be lifted up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is the King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O you gates; yes, lift them up, you age-abiding doors, that the King of glory may come in.
Who is [He then] this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah [pause, and think of that]!
Psalm 29, A Psalm of David, “The Song of the Thunderstorm,”
ASCRIBE TO the Lord, O sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Give to the Lord the glory due to His name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness or in holy array.
The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon many great waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion (Mount Hermon) like a young, wild ox.
The voice of the Lord splits and flashes forth forked lightning.
The voice of the Lord makes the wilderness tremble; the Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
The voice of the Lord makes the hinds bring forth their young, and His voice strips bare the forests, while in His temple everyone is saying, Glory!
The Lord sat as King over the deluge; the Lord still sits as King and forever!
The Lord will give unyielding & impenetrable strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
A glorious psalm of praise sung during an earthshaking tempest which reminds the psalmist of the time of Noah and the deluge
Father, because of Who You Are, here I am as a Living Sacrifice: holy –devoted, consecrated & pleasing to You, which is my service and spiritual worship. Take the renewing of my mind and transform my life so that it may prove Your good, acceptable & perfect will. The time is now to Worship You in spirit and in truth (reality). I stand in holy array, the Lord Jesus Christ, even as Queen Esther for my true, real identity is hidden, protected, safe at rest in the Lord Christ Jesus. Thank You Father for enlarging my capacity to bear so that I might deliver multitudes for Your glory. Let Your light so shine through me it brings glory to You! In Jesus’ name AMEN
Blessed -(happy, enviably fortunate, & spiritually prosperous–possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor & especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions are the pure in heart, for they shall see God! Matthew 5:8
Down in the valley, valley so low Hang your head over, hear the wind blow
Hear the wind blow, love, hear the wind blow; Hang your head over, hear the wind blow.
Down in the valley, walking between, Telling our story, here’s what it sings:
Roses love sunshine, violets love dew, Angels in Heaven know I love you,
Know I love you, love, know I love you, Angels in Heaven know I love you.
Build me a castle, forty feet high; So I can see her as she rides by,
As he rides by, love, as he rides by, So I can see her as she rides by.
“Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease” (Songs of Expanding America)
HOW LOVELY are Your tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!
My soul yearns, yes, even pines and is homesick for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to the living God.
Yes, the sparrow has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young–even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man whose strength is in You, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs; the early rain also fills [the pools] with blessings.
They go from strength to strength [increasing in victorious power]; each of them appears before God in Zion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Behold our shield [the king as Your agent], O God, and look upon the face of Your anointed!
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]!