Not Gone but Gone On Ahead!
I will sing forever about the evidence of your mercy, O Lord.
I will tell about your faithfulness to every generation.
I said, “Your mercy will last forever.
Your faithfulness stands firm in the heavens.”
You said, “I have made a promise to My chosen one.
I swore this oath to My servant David:
‘I will make your dynasty continue forever.
I built your throne to last throughout every generation.’” Selah
O Lord, the heavens praise Your miracles
and Your faithfulness in the assembly of the holy ones.
Who in the skies can compare with the Lord?
Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord?
God is terrifying in the council of the holy ones.
He is greater and more awe-inspiring than those who surround Him.
O Lord God of Armies, who is like You?
Mighty Lord, even Your faithfulness surrounds you.
You rule the raging sea. When its waves rise, You quiet them.
You crushed Rahab; it was like a corpse.
With your strong arm You scattered Your enemies.
The heavens are yours.
The earth is also Yours.
You made the world and everything in it.
You created north and south.
Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon sing Your name joyfully.
Your arm is mighty. Your hand is strong.
Your right hand is lifted high.
Righteousness and justice are the foundations of Your throne.
Mercy and truth stand in front of You.
Blessed are the people who know how to praise You.
They walk in the light of Your presence, O Lord.
They find joy in Your name all day long.
They are joyful in Your righteousness
because You are the glory of their strength.
By Your favor You give us victory.
Our shield belongs to the Lord.
Our king belongs to the Holy One of Israel.
Once in a vision you said to your faithful ones:
“I set a boy above warriors.
I have raised up one chosen from the people.
I found My servant David.
I anointed him with My holy oil.
My hand is ready to help him.
My arm will also give him strength.
No enemy will take him by surprise.
No wicked person will mistreat him.
I will crush his enemies in front of him
and defeat those who hate him.
My faithfulness and mercy will be with him,
and in My name he will be victorious.
I will put his left hand on the sea
and his right hand on the rivers.
He will call out to Me,
‘You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.’
Yes, I will make him the firstborn.
He will be the Most High to the kings of the earth.
My mercy will stay with him forever.
My promise to him is unbreakable.
I will make his dynasty endure forever
and his throne like the days of heaven.
“If his descendants abandon My teachings
and do not live by My rules,
if they violate My laws
and do not obey My commandments,
then with a rod I will punish their rebellion
and their crimes with beatings.
But I will not take My mercy away from him
or allow My truth to become a lie.
I will not dishonor My promise
or alter My own agreement.
On My holiness I have taken an oath once and for all:
I will not lie to David.
His dynasty will last forever.
His throne will be in My presence like the sun.
Like the moon his throne will stand firm forever.
It will be like a faithful witness in heaven.”
But you have despised, rejected, and become angry with your anointed one. You have refused to recognize the promise to your servant
and have thrown his crown into the dirt.
You have broken through all his walls and have laid his fortified cities in ruins. (Everyone who passed by robbed him. He has become the object of his neighbors’ scorn.)
You held the right hand of his enemies high and made all of his adversaries rejoice. You even took his sword out of his hand
and failed to support him in battle.
You put an end to his splendor and hurled his throne to the ground.
You cut short the days of his youth and covered him with shame. Selah
How long, O Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever?
How long will Your anger continue to burn like fire?
Remember how short my life is!
Have you created Adam’s descendants for no reason?
Can a mortal go on living and never see death?
Who can set himself free from the power of the grave? Selah
Where is the evidence of Your mercy, Lord?
You swore an oath to David on the basis of Your faithfulness.
Remember, O Lord, how your servant has been insulted.
Remember how I have carried in my heart the insults from so many people.
Your enemies insulted me.
They insulted Your Messiah every step he took.
Thank the Lord forever.
Amen and amen!
Psalm 89: A maskil by Ethan the Ezrahite.
God is speaking through the history of family, His Story, His truth to all generations. God wants us to return our hearts as children back to Him in obedient love and He will respond to us.
We are His messengers, even His love letters to our brothers and sisters telling them all about Jesus and regeneration and sanctification in simple easy to understand words and analogies
with Scriptural references as “bullet points.” We must never give up! Keep telling them how if they only believe and endure by faith that God will heal and deliver from sin. He so desires us that He sent Jesus to heal and deliver us from sin’s destruction to be free to live with Him forever.
Sin is when people live to please themselves and don’t give God any serious thought until it’s too late and they have not prepared for His kingdom.
“There’s only 2 choices on the shelf: pleasing God or pleasing one’s self.”
Satan uses every vices as alluring bait to capture us in his wicked devices. The truth is that Jesus is the only way to live free and right with God. He gave up His rights to all heavenly delight to lay it all down for his beloved bride and the fruit of their union, to raise up children for our Father in heaven.
In Christ, “We are brethren.”
The Holy Spirit is given to HELP us LIVE like Jesus.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to HELP in time of NEED. (Hebrews 4:16)
How can two walk together unless they agree–unless they say the same thing? (Amos 3:3)
The Holy Spirit helps us to live according to the will of God for our lives.
He leads and guides us every step of the Way for Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
In Him was life and the life was the light of men. (John 1:4)
As we follow Jesus by the power of His Holy spirit, we walk in the will of God for our life and He uses our lives to help lead others to the kingdom of His peace in Christ Jesus.
The Holy Spirit is given to help us to be a powerhouse of the love of God. He is our confident assurance in the unfailing power of God’s love in Christ Jesus.
And do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —His good, pleasing and perfect will.
The Lord leads us out of dis-order into order. The Lord leads us out of dis-ease into His Rest. The Lord leads us out of dis-grace into His grace. The Lord leads us out of dis-appointment to the place He assigns us to stand for His name’s sake.
I in them and You in Me that they may be MADE PERFECT IN ME and that the world may know that You have SENT ME and have LOVED them as You have LOVED Me. (John 17:23)
Lord help me to live the RIGHT WAY. Help me to know that Your Holy Spirit will reveal Jesus’ Perfect Love that removes all fear and that I can be an overcomer just like He is. Help me to follow the path that leads only to Your perfect will for my life in Christ Jesus, Amen.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present HELP in trouble. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Those that come to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Psalm 46:1, Philippians 4:11
I am sending you to them to open their eyes and TURN them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God. God’s love never fails for His love is the great power that defeated Satan at the cross and raised Jesus to the highest place far above all principalities and powers.
Today we take the offensive stand in Christ Jesus the powerful love of Almighty God the Father and demand that Satan remove the blinders off eyes that they may turn from the power of Satan’s dark domain to the glorious light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We claim the blood and the name of Jesus and stand in the Perfect Love of Almighty God in Christ Jesus that fears no evil asking God to bring the light of Jesus’ life into them.
We are His messengers chosen by name to declare that He is Lord.
He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God.
Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Corinthians 3:17-18
We pray for every lie that holds minds captive to sin to be exposed by the light of the Truth of God in Jesus Christ. We proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the vengeance of our God.
We know where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty!
We know that they are LOST without the power of the unfailing love of God spread abroad in our hearts by His Holy Spirit to set them free to live right.
Our hearts are moved to embrace them as Jesus declaring, “We are brethren!” Today we ask our Father God to reveal to His children in this generation the power of loving in one accord that is only possible living His way in Jesus Christ (Psalm 133; John 17).
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