He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots.” For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
Matthew 15:13 – 1 Corinthians 3:9
Do you not see how your inheritance – your promised land is divided with an inheritance on both sides? Even as the Jordan River was the great divide and flowed down from the snowy peak of Mount Hermon, every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father in Love.
As you divide, you will conquer. That is the classic strategy of winning any battle. And we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus who gave Himself for us that we might live forever with Him in love.
But it is life on God’s terms not ours. We must choose TODAY who we will serve – whether Jesus as King Eternal or the illusion that self is in control when the truth is that all of fallen humanity is under the dominion of the prince of darkness, our mortal foe, Satan.
Satan as the father of all lies will dangle the proverbial carrot in front of your nose all the while leading you further and further astray from the truth that we have such a Father that so loved us that He sent His Son Jesus to take our place bearing the price that
set us free to walk in newness in the glorious liberty as the ransomed children of God. Such a Father laid down His own life for ours. No agenda there but the PERFECTION of love that never fails.
This is the love that continues to grow as a SEED in the hearts of His children who walk by faith and not by sight (for they know that appearances are often deceiving and meant to lead us astray from the Faithful and True Father God). As we draw nearer to the Son we see the Father in all that He shows us. Each day through the presence of His Holy Spirit in prayer and praise, we receive the joyful strength of knowing we are His beloved in whom He is well pleased with each step progressing homewards to Him in the Perfect love of His Son’s redemption.
For this is the day that the Lord has made – we will rejoice and be glad in it! Every day is a new experience of growing closer to the Father in the perfecting love of His Son. This is how we overcome the world as seeing Jesus the Author and Perfecter of our faith.
For everyone that is born of God overcomes the world and this is the victory even our faith for Jesus is the Pioneer and Finisher of our faith!
“‘A son honors his father, and a servant his master. Then if I am a father, where is My honor? And if I am a master, where is My respect?‘ says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests who despise My name. But you say, ‘How have we despised Your name?‘
[A song by Solomon for going up to worship.]
If the LORD does not build the house, it is useless for the builders to work on it. If the LORD does not protect a city, it is useless for the guard to stay alert. Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of the land yield their fruit. Apart from Me, you can do nothing but all things are possible to him who believes. This is the work of God to believe in His Son.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will DELIVER you, and you will HONOR Me.
Prayer guarantees a Companion (for Jesus sticks closer than any brother!) – a Friend who will gently hold your hand or hold you close to Himself in His everlasting arms (I call you “friends” IF you do whatever I tell you). Even He will pick us up and carry us when we cannot go on (even unto your old age and grey hairs He will not abandon you for He promises to be with you forever even unto the very end of this age). The Great Physician.
The One who comforts us in all our deepest sorrows (for there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior).
Then will all Your people be righteous and they will possess the land forever. They are the shoot I have planted, the work of My hands, for the display of My splendor. But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Isaiah 60:21 – Jeremiah 17:7 – Jeremiah 17:8
I will provide for them a land renowned for its crops, and they will no longer be victims of famine in the land or bear the scorn of the nations.
Kings and queens will serve you and care for all your needs. They will bow to the earth before you and lick the dust from your feet. Then you will know that I am the LORD. Those who trust in me will never be put to shame. Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
Isaiah 49:23 – Isaiah 26:8 -Psalm 127:1, Leviticus 26:20
He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. So that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the LORD has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.
Psalm 126:6 – Isaiah 41:20
Even as the saying, “one’s reputation PRECEDES him,”
Jesus made a public spectacle of all powers and authorities upon the cross ( Colossians 2:13-15 ).
He did not just defeat them, but he paraded that defeat through the heavenly realms.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.
2 Corinthians 2:14
Praise precedes the Lord’s VICTORY processional. Even though I walk through the valley of the “SHADOW“ of life and death, I fear no evil for You are with me Lord and Your rod and staff comfort me…Surely, goodness and mercy shall FOLLOW ME all the days of my life and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever!
All shadows must flee at the presence of Your marvelous light!
The sons of your oppressors will come bowing before you; all who despise you will bow down at your feet and will call you the City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
Therefore My people will know My name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I.”
Isaiah 60:14 – Isaiah 52:6
For the LORD takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation. Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith.
Psalm 149:4 – Isaiah 26:2