And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into His plans.
For from the very beginning God decided that those who came to Him—
and all along He knew who would—should become like His Son,
so that His Son would be the First, with many brothers.
And having chosen us, He called us to come to Him; and when we came,
He declared us “not guilty,” filled us with Christ’s goodness,
gave us right standing with Himself, and promised us His glory.
What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these?
If God is on our side, who can ever be against us?
Since He did not spare even His own Son for us but gave Him up for us all,
won’t He also surely give us everything else?
Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for His own? Will God? No!
He is the One who has forgiven us and given us right standing with Himself.
Who then will condemn us? Will Christ? No!
For He is the One who died for us and came back to life again for us
and is sitting at the place of highest honor next to God, pleading for us there in heaven.
Who then can ever keep Christ’s love from us?
When we have trouble or calamity, when we are hunted down or destroyed,
is it because He doesn’t love us anymore?
And if we are hungry or penniless or in danger or threatened with death,
has God deserted us?
No, for the Scriptures tell us that for His sake
we must be ready to face death at every moment of the day—
we are like sheep awaiting slaughter;
but despite all this, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ
who loved us enough to die for us.
For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from His love.
Death can’t, and life can’t.
The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away.
Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow,
or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—
nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God
demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when He died for us.
Woke up seeking the Lord, asking His Holy Spirit to fill me every nook, crevice and cranny with the wisdom and knowledge of God the Eternal Father that I may walk in the spirit of His Truth on earth as in heaven.
Then just as children learn best through repetition, He repeated the divine “dots”
SINGING loudly to me!!!
The Lord is In Charge
( remember God cares about you so much more)
The Lord is my Protection!
- Joy<–His eye is on the sparrow/finch & I know He watches over me!
- Simplicity<–But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the SIMPLICITY that is in Christ.
Enjoying the Journey<—-Joy for the Journey
SURE SIGN of ebullient times ahead. Strength for Today, Bright Hope for Tomorrow!
- Happiness<-who the Son sets Free!
- High Energy<-Joy of the Lord is your Strength
Indeed, the Native peoples of North America held the house finch as a bird of HAPPINESS.
WITH THE APPEARANCE OF THIS HOUSE FINCH AND AGAIN, THIS MORNING
SAW THE BLUEBIRDS, WHO ALSO REPRESENT HAPPINESS!!, SOMETHING IS
IN THE AIR FOR CERTAIN!!!!!!!!! NEVER HAD EITHER BIRD “HANG OUT” IN OUR YARD EVEN WHEN WE HAD THE TREES AND USED TO KEEP THE YARD NICE.
The Native peoples observed the diverse variety and colors and considered the House finch as a bird to be favored because they were painted in shades of BRIGHT JOY. Furthermore, joyful dispositions and their obviously freedom-loving behaviors are admirable qualities much revered by our wise ancestors.
Another site, connects the finch with the RESURRECTION specifically a legend
that while Christ was carrying his cross the finch was trying to remove the crown
of THORNS as finches eat thorns and thistles (also thorny!) I had actually looked
at the finch seeds that I purchased and realized they are from THISTLES.
Jesus was carried in the agonies of the last lap of His race by the hope of joy.
“For the JOY that was set before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame”
Christ, the Hope of Glory!
Jesus kept His eyes on the same place we should —
His own future exaltation at the Father’s right hand,
with the COMPLETION of our salvation crowning His head. This was His JOY.
If that weren’t enough, Native wisdom holds the finch as an oracle of celebration
and upcoming festivities.
These are song birds, and their music heralds the bounty of spring.
<—-Look what David
(THE MAN WITH THE ❤ THAT GOD WAS PLEASED WITH!) said
to the GIANT ENEMY (Goliath)——>
“Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and the wild animals!”
(1 Samuel 17:44)
AND OUT OF THE MOUTH OF 2-3 WITNESSES, HERE ARE 2 MORE WITNESSES:
“Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says:
Call out to every kind of BIRD and all the wild animals:
‘Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you,
the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood. (Ezekiel 39:17)
I saw the Beast and, assembled with him, earth’s kings and their armies,
ready to make war against the One on the horse and his army.
The Beast was taken, and with him, his puppet, the False Prophet,
who used signs to dazzle and deceive
those who had taken the mark of the Beast and worshiped his image.
They were thrown alive, those two, into Lake Fire and Brimstone.
The rest were killed by the sword of the One on the horse,
the sword that comes from his mouth. All the BIRDS held a FEAST on their flesh. (Revelation 19:19-21)
Indeed, the SONG of the House finch is holds a great deal of symbolism.
When the House finch SINGS to our awareness it is a beckoning to unleash our own SONG. If we’ve been concealing His light from the world,
the ever-increasing radiance of the glorious Son of God-
the finch is a sign to start making our value as His more audible and available
This morning wakening to the song of the birds!!!! God didn’t let me forget, He knew
I would go to see which bird was singing and see the red male House finch
and find this out!!!
“If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the BIRDS, FREE and UNfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count FAR MORE to him than birds.”
(AGAIN THERE’S THAT “MUCH MORE” THAT HE KEPT BRINGING TO ME THIS PAST WEEKEND)
“Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch?
All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it?
The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
“If God gives SUCH ATTENTION to the appearance of wildflowers—
most of which are never even seen—don’t you think He’ll attend to you,
take pride in you, do HIS BEST for you?
What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting,
so you can respond to God’s giving.
People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things,
but you know both God and how He works.
Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions.
Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find ALL your everyday human concerns will be met.
“Give your ENTIRE ATTENTION to what God is doing RIGHT NOW,
and don’t get worked up about what may OR may not happen tomorrow.
God will HELP you deal with WHATEVER hard things come up when the time comes. (Matthew 6:25-34)
The House finch will SING lightly to your HEART,
and guide you on a bouncy path of the freedom of being simply a child of the Creator.
Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: “It takes more than bread to stay alive.
It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.” (Matthew 4:4)
Did you know House finches have, on the average, 12 tail feathers?
- Twelve is symbolic of structure, particularly in matters of time
- (our 24 day is halved by 12, twelve months in most calendars).
- Tail feathers are the rudders, so the finch may be telling us to
- “Navigate time wisely!”
- Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,
- making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
- (Ephesians 5:15-16)
THE TRUTH OF THE LORD GOD
To write 12 in Hebrew, they wrote 2 Hebrew letters: Yod-Beth.
These signify the outworking hand of the HOUSEHOLD IN HARMONY***
(See Philippians verse above!!)
UNDER DIVINE AUTHORITY!!!
12 sons of Jacob & 12 apostles (Old & New Testament)
12 foundations in New Jerusalem with 12 gates & 12 angels at the gates
(Revelation 21:TWELVE!!!) and 12 pearls at the gates (Revelation 21:21)
21 has to do with being covered by God’s grace during times of great spiritual GROWTH
MUCH MORE GRACE when sin abounds we receive grace all sufficient to overcome all the evil even the extreme evil of the end times. Our times are in God’s hands!
let the birds tell you what’s going on.
Put your ear to the earth—learn the basics.
Listen—the fish in the ocean will tell you their stories.
Isn’t it clear that they all know and agree
that God is sovereign, that He holds all things in His hand—
Every living soul, yes,
every breathing creature?
Isn’t this all just common sense,
as common as the sense of taste?
Do you think the elderly have a corner on wisdom,
that you have to grow old before you understand life? (Job 12:7-12)
NOTE HOW IT IS 12TH CHAPTER AND GOES INTO 12TH VERSE!!!
New Jerusalem is foursquare at 12,000 furlongs.
The wall is 144 cubits high which is 12 x 12.
THIS ALL PORTRAYS THE CONCEPT OF DIVINE GOVERNMENT & AUTHORITY!!!!!
Though all priests & kings are anointed,
the Old Testament specifically records
12 anointed men.
The first 5 are priests, the last 7 are kings.
Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazar, Ithamar,
Saul, David, Absalom, Solomon, Jehu, Joash, Jehoahaz
His Eyes Pouring FIRE-Blaze
I, John, am writing this to the seven churches in Asia province:
All the best to you from The God Who Is, The God Who Was, and The God About to Arrive, and from the Seven Spirits assembled before His throne,
and from Jesus Christ—Loyal Witness, Firstborn from the dead, Ruler of all earthly kings.
Glory and strength to Christ, who loves us,
who blood-washed our sins from our lives,
Who made us a Kingdom, Priests for His Father,
forever—and yes, He’s on his way!
Riding the clouds, He’ll be seen by every eye,
those who mocked and killed Him will see Him,
People from all nations and all times
will tear their clothes in lament.
Jesus spoke of 12 thrones on which the 12 apostles would sit to judge the 12 tribes of Israel. Solomon had 12 officers ruling with responsibility in his HOUSEHOLD!!!
(again household salvation/harmony)
If we walk in the light as he is in the light we have fellowship (household harmony)
with one another & the blood of Jesus washes us from all unrighteousness!!!
The 12th time Jesus is mentioned is in Matthew 4:10,
where He establishes the TRUTH, of DIVINE GOVERNMENT.
Remember the ONE recurring word given for the release of the one we’re praying for is that even the TRUTH will stand up and deliver him!!!
Then Jesus said to him,
For it is written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and SERVE Him ONLY.”
What a beautiful home, God-of-the-Angel-Armies!
I’ve always longed to live in a place like this,
Always dreamed of a room in Your house,
where I could sing for joy to God-alive!
Birds find nooks and crannies in Your house,
sparrows and swallows make nests there.
They lay their eggs and raise their young,
singing their songs in the place where we worship.
God-of-the-Angel-Armies! King! God!
How blessed they are to live and sing there!
And how blessed all those in whom You live,
whose lives become roads you travel;
They wind through lonesome valleys, come upon brooks,
discover cool springs and pools brimming with rain!
God-traveled, these roads curve up the mountain, and
at the last turn—Zion! God in full view!
O God of Jacob, open your ears—I’m praying!
Look at our shields, glistening in the sun,
our faces, shining with Your gracious anointing.
One day spent in Your house, this beautiful place of worship,
beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches.
I’d rather scrub floors in the house of my God
than be honored as a guest in the palace of sin.
All sunshine and sovereign is God,
generous in gifts and glory.
He doesn’t scrimp with His traveling companions.
It’s smooth sailing all the way with God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
As for me and my family, we’ll worship God.