Miracles “happen” to those who BELIEVE.
“In My Father’s HOUSE are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to PREPARE a PLACE for you. And if I go and PREPARE a PLACE for you, I will come again, and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
Then the LORD said,
“There is a PLACE near Me where you may STAND on a ROCK.”
You deserted the ROCK, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.
For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the ROCK except our God?
The LORD lives! Praise be to my ROCK! Exalted be God my Savior!
(John 14:2-3, Exodus 33:21, Deuteronomy 32:18, Psalm 18:31, 46)
He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the HOUSE of His servant David.
The LORD is my strength and my defense; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
“If you love Me, FEED My sheep.” (-Jesus)
And the woman fled into the WILDERNESS, where she hath a PLACE PREPARED of God, that they should FEED her THERE.
Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness Jesus Comforts His Disciples
“You know the Way to the PLACE where I am going.”
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the WILDERNESS to be tempted by the devil.
After FASTING forty days and forty nights, he was HUNGRY.
The tempter came to Him and said,
“If you are the Son of God, tell these STONES to become BREAD.”
“It is Written: ‘Man shall not live on BREAD alone, but on every Word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Then Jesus explained: “My NOURISHMENT comes from DOING the will of God, who sent Me, and from FINISHING His work. (John 14:34)
“It is FINISHED.” (-Jesus, the Pioneer and Finisher of Faith)
The Spirit and the bride say,
Let anyone who hears this say,
“Come.” Let anyone who is THIRSTY come.
Let anyone who desires DRINK freely from the water of life.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to Him.
For the time has come for the WEDDING FEAST of the Lamb, and His bride has PREPARED herself.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, LORD, my ROCK and my Redeemer.
(Luke 1:69, Exodus 15:2, Revelation 12:6, John 14:34, Psalm 19:14, Revelation 22:17, Revelation 19:17)
To You, LORD, I call; You are my ROCK, do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if You remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my SONG I praise Him.
Turn Your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my ROCK of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my ROCK and my fortress, for the sake of Your name lead and guide me.
Of David. Praise be to the LORD my ROCK, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.
He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.
(Psalm 28:1, 7; Psalm 31:2-3; Psalm 144:1-2)
God INHABITS the PRAISES of His people.
Sing a new song unto the LORD! For He, Himself, is singing over you with SONGS of DELIVERANCE!
Every Word of God is flawless; Hhe is a shield to those who take REFUGE in Him.
But the hour is coming, and is NOW HERE, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is SEEKING such people to worship Him.
“At THAT TIME, declares the Lord, I will be the God of all the clans of Israel, and they shall be My people.”
Thus says the Lord: “The people who survived the sword found GRACE in the WILDERNESS; when Israel sought for rest, the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued My faithfulness to you. Again I will BUILD you, and you shall be BUILT, O virgin Israel! Again you shall adorn yourself with tambourines and shall go forth in the DANCE of the merrymakers. Again you shall plant vineyards on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant and shall enjoy the FRUIT.
(John 4:23, Jeremiah 31)
He who DWELLS in the shelter of the Most High will ABIDE in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord,
“My REFUGE and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
For He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you will FIND REFUGE;
His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day.
(Psalm 91:1-16 )
The use of ‘REFUGE’ here refers to a sanctuary or a safe haven for people fleeing persecution, also known as asylum SEEKERS and refugees.
The LORD is my ROCK, my fortress, and my Savior; my God is my ROCK, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my PLACE of safety. (Psalm 18:2)
The ROCK, who fathered you; the God who gave you birth.
For who is God besides the LORD? And who is the ROCK except our God?
The LORD lives! Praise be to my ROCK! Exalted be God my Savior! (Psalm 18:31, 46)
Lord PREPARE me, to be a SANCTUARY, pure and holy, tried and true, and with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living, SANCTUARY, oh for You.
May these WORDS of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, LORD, my ROCK and my Redeemer.
“Therefore everyone who hears these WORDS of Mne and puts them into practice is like a wise man who BUILT his HOUSE on the ROCK.” (-Jesus)
“Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘ROCK’), and upon THIS ROCK I will BUILD my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” (-Jesus answering Simon bar Jonah when he confessed Jesus as the Son of God, the Messiah.)
(Psalm 19:14, Matthew 7:24, Matthew 16:18
Unless the Lord BUILDS the HOUSE, they labor in vain that BUILD.
No other FOUNDATION.
The NAME of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
But Jesus answered,
“I tell you, if these become silent, the STONES will cry out!” (Luke 19:40)
“I will tell of Your NAME to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will SING Your praise.” (Hebrews 2:12)
Let the WORD of Christ DWELL in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, SINGING psalms and hymns and spiritual SONGS, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16)
God, who is able out of STONES to raise up children to Abraham, would make the STONES SPEAK, or turn STONES into men, who should rise up and PRAISE the Lord, and confess the Messiah (1 Peter 2:5)
You yourselves like living STONES are being BUILT UP as a spiritual HOUSE, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God THROUGH Jesus Christ.
Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus. (Ephesians 1:4)
Even as He chose us in Him before the FOUNDATION of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. In love.
Then the LORD said, “There is a PLACE near Me where you may stand on a ROCK.”
For those whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the FIRSTBORN among many brothers
“In THAT DAY I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and REBUILD it as in the days of old, that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by My NAME,” declares the Lord who does this.
I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
He put a new SONG in my mouth, a SONG of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.
TAKE YOUR POSITION IN CHRIST
THE PLACE PREPARED FOR YOU IN THE WILDERNESS AS MEMBERS OF HIS BODY.
The priests STOOD at their posts; the Levites also, with the instruments for music to the Lord that King David had made for giving thanks to the Lord—for His steadfast love endures forever—whenever David offered praises by their ministry; opposite them the priests sounded trumpets, and all Israel STOOD. (2 Chronicles 7:6)
I will BUILD you up again, and you, Virgin Israel, will be REBUILT. Again you will take up your timbrels and go out to DANCE with the joyful. (Jeremiah 31:4)
Then young women will DANCE and be glad, young men and old as well.
I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. (Jeremiah 31:13)
This is what the LORD Almighty says:
“The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh and tenth months will become joyful and glad occasions and happy festivals for Judah. Therefore love truth and peace.” (Zechariah 8:19)
As they make music they will sing, “All my fountains are in You.” (Psalm 87:7)
And David DANCED before the Lord with all his might. And David was wearing a linen ephod.
(2 Samuel 6:14)
You have turned for me my mourning into DANCING; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness. (Psalm 30:11-12)
They brought the Chest of God and set it in the middle of the tent pavilion that David had pitched for it. THEN and THERE David worshiped, offering burnt offerings and peace offerings. When David had completed the sacrifices of burnt and peace offerings, he BLESSED the people in the NAME of God-of-the-Angel-Armies and handed out to each person in the crowd, men and women alike, a loaf of bread, a date cake, and a raisin cake. Then everyone went home.
David returned home to BLESS his family.
(2 Samuel 6:17-19, 20-22)
THEN shall the young women rejoice in the DANCE, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow. (Jeremiah 31:13)
We put away our harps, hanging them on the branches of willows and poplar trees.
There is a time for mourning AND a time for dancing—
When she put off her mourning garments she was rewarded with the fruit of the womb, twins.
When she completed her days of prayer and fasting, she washed and put on her royal array and
the end was days of feasting and double joy.
My lyre is tuned to mourning, and my pipe to the sound of wailing. (2 Chronicles 7:6)
The joyful timbrels are stilled, the noise of the revelers has stopped, the joyful harp is silent. (Isaiah 24:8)
They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. (Isaiah 44:4)
To You, Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:
“What is gained if I am SILENCED, if I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise You? Will it proclaim Your faithfulness?
Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help.”
You turned my wailing into DANCING; You removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
That my heart may SING Your praises and not be SILENT.
Lord my God, I will praise You forever.
Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings, You have commanded praise to still, to SILENCE
the accuser, the blood avenger, the destroyer.
Miracles happen to those who BELIEVE.
It was because of his FAITH that Enoch was promoted to the eternal world without experiencing death. He disappeared from this world because God promoted him, and before that happened his reputation was that “he pleased God”. And without faith it is impossible to please Him. The man who approaches God must have faith in two things, first that God exists and secondly that it is worth a man’s while to try to find God.
But the hour is coming, and is NOW HERE, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is SEEKING such people to worship Him. (John 4:23)
It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have TASTED the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have TASTED the goodness of the Word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting Him to public disgrace.
Land that DRINKS in the rain often falling on it and that PRODUCES a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the BLESSING of God.
But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed.
In the End it will be burned.
Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.
We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very End, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
The Certainty of God’s Promise
When God made His promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for Him to swear by,
He swore by himself, saying,
“I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”
And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of His purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, He confirmed it with an oath.
God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the INNER SANCTUARY behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the End than they were at the beginning. (Peter 2:20)
On Earth as it IS In Heaven….
God has already given us everything that pertains to life and godliness through knowing Him.
Our faith is the substance of things although unseen, not yet visible in the natural, yet substantial,
real, enduring truth in the eternal. The Spirit is given to reveal truth. As we worship God in spirit and in truth, miracles “happen” as we believe!
Never, never, never give up on God!
Great faith PREPARES for the day.
To be as the five wise virgins, watching and waiting the return of the King. PREPARED for the
Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments. (Habakkuk 3:17-19)
When we become sick and tired of being sick and tired, we are PREPARED to STAND by faith even as the man by the Pool of Siloam whom Jesus healed.
We must walk the talk. Our faith is BUILT on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; our faith is lived out in word AND deed that reflect God’s Word and promises.
Do not let what “looks” like an impossible situation or person, keep you from worshiping the God of “nothing impossible!”
Miracles “happen” to those who BELIEVE.
Because God INHABITS the praises of His people.
All things are subject to change and temporal except God who is immutable (changeless, eternal).
Prepare for the day for the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the One who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous glory and excellence. (2 Peter 2:13)
And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. (1 Peter 5:10)
Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new SONG, His praise in the assembly of the godly! Let Israel be glad in his Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King! Let them praise His NAME with DANCING, making melody to Him with tambourine and lyre! For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with salvation. Let the godly exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their beds. (Psalm 149:1-9)
For the choir director; a psalm by David; a SONG.
God will arise. His enemies will be scattered. Those who hate Him will flee from Him.
Blow them away like smoke. Let wicked people melt in God’s presence like wax next to a fire.
But let righteous people rejoice. Let them celebrate in God’s presence. Let them overflow with joy. SING to God; make music to praise His NAME.
Make a highway for Him to ride through the DESERTS.
The Lord is His NAME. Celebrate in His presence.
The God who is in His holy DWELLING PLACE is the father of the fatherless and the defender of widows. God PLACES lonely people in families. He leads prisoners out of prison into PRODUCTIVE lives, but rebellious people must live in an UNPRODUCTIVE land.
O God, when You went in front of Your people, when You marched through the DESERT, Selah
the earth quaked and the sky poured in the presence of the God of Sinai, in the presence of the God of Israel.
You watered the land with plenty of rain, O God. You refreshed it when your land was exhausted.
Your flock SETTLED there.
Out of Your goodness, O God, You provided for oppressed people.
The Lord gives instructions. The women who announce the good news are a large army.
They say, “The kings of the armies flee; they run away.”
The women who remained at home will divide the goods.
Though you stayed among the sheep pens,
you will be like the wings of a dove covered with silver, its feathers with yellow gold.
Meanwhile, the Almighty was still scattering kings there like SNOW falling on Mount Zalmon.”
The mountain of Bashan is the mountain of God.
The mountain of Bashan is the mountain with many peaks.
Why do you look with envy, you mountains with many peaks,at the mountain
WHERE God has CHOSEN to LIVE?
Certainly, the Lord will LIVE THERE FOREVER.
The chariots of God are twenty thousand in number,
thousands upon thousands. The Lord is among them.
The God of Sinai is in His holy PLACE.
You went to the highest place. You took prisoners captive.
You received gifts from people, even from rebellious people,
SO that the Lord God may LIVE THERE.
Thanks be to the Lord, Who daily carries our burdens for us.
God is our salvation. Selah
Our God is the God of Victories. The Almighty Lord is our escape from death.
Certainly, God will crush the heads of His enemies
and destroy even the hair on the heads
of those who continue to be guilty.
The Lord said,
“I will bring them back from Bashan.
I will bring them back from the depths of the sea
SO that you, My people, may bathe your feet in blood
and the tongues of your dogs may lick the blood of your enemies.”
Your festival processions, O God, can be seen by everyone.
They are the processions for my God, my king, into the holy PLACE.
The singers are in front. The musicians are behind them.
The young women beating tambourines are between them.
Thank God, the Lord, the SOURCE of Israel, with the choirs.
Benjamin, the YOUNGEST, is LEADING them,
Next the leaders of Judah with their noisy crowds, then the leaders of Zebulun,
then the leaders of Naphtali.
Your God has decided you will be strong.
Display your strength, O God, as You have for us before.
Kings will bring you gifts because of your TEMPLE high above Jerusalem.
Threaten the beast who is among the cattails, the herd of bulls with the calves of the nations,
until it humbles itself with pieces of silver.
Scatter the people who find joy in war.
Ambassadors will come from Egypt. Sudan will stretch out its hands to God in prayer.
You kingdoms of the world, SING to God. Make music to praise the Lord. Selah
God rides through the ancient heaven, the highest heaven.
Listen! He makes His voice heard, His powerful voice.
Acknowledge the power of God. His majesty is over Israel, and His power is in the skies.
God, the God of Israel, is awe-inspiring in His holy PLACE.
He gives strength and power to His people.
Thanks be to God!
BEING FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLYING
AS NOAH WAS FAITHFUL IN HIS GENERATIONS.
THIS is the lord’s generation!
Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the FRUIT of lips that acknowledge His NAME.
And they SING the SONG of Moses, the servant of God, and the SONG of the Lamb, saying, “Great and amazing are Your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the nations! (Revelation 15:3)