WORSHIP HIM

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Psalm 29:2

Be in awe before his majesty. Be in awe before such power and might! Come worship wonderful Yahweh, arrayed in all his splendor, bowing in worship as he appears in the beauty of holiness. Give him the honor due his name. Worship him wearing the glory-garments of your holy, priestly calling!

Let’s define worship as follows:

1. reverent honor and homage paid to God or a sacred personage, or to any object regarded as sacred.

We have an Almighty God who is worthy to be worshiped. He is the Beginning and the End, He is the Lion of Judah, He is the Bright Morning Star, He is our King, He is The Banner Of Love over us, He is our Provider, He is our Refuge, He is our ever present Help, He is our Protector, He is our Refuge, He is the Lover of our Soul, He is our Waymaker, He is our Councilor, He is our Comforter, and much , much more. He is worthy .

We can’t say enough about our God who sent His only begotten Son to die for our sins and imperfections , so we can spend eternity with Him. He has amazing plans for us and is always for us and not against us. As the old saying goes” He paid a debt we could not pay and a debt He did not owe.” His ways are better than ours and His wisdom far outweighs that of the world.

I am stating these things because we gain the intimacy we need with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit , when we worship. Worship brings His presence so it can be an atmosphere to learn and know these things, It is tangible and peaceful. Everything happens in worship. When we put Him first in our day, the day goes easier and puts us on a path of Life. There is nothing more awesome than hearing God speak to us and know He has everything worked out for our benefit. We have that peace that surpasses our own understanding in the face of circumstances that are breathing down our back.

You can worship anywhere. When you whisper His name or think about the conversation you had with Him this morning you are still in worship. When you acknowledge Him about the thing He solved for you or took care of, you are still worshiping Him. Worship contains being grateful and having a transparent heart. He knows your thoughts and all that you are made up from and of

In our hearts, on a daily basis we are barraged with information, good and bad. These things can keep us out of sync with our communication and worship. The negative is designed to crowd out or connection with God. It is good to keep our thoughts centered on Him. Worship helps us greatly in keeping the connection. It doesn’t mean we don’t have our own thoughts. It just means when we worship His presence enters in so we can have life running through us and not negativity.

Let’s define Honor. It is the same root word as Glory in Hebrew. The Hebrew word is kaw-bad. It means weighty, heavy, glorify, glorious and honorable. So when we honor Him, we are freely giving Him our respect and love to our God. We are making room for Him and receiving what He has to give us. We are glorifying Him by being obedient to His requests and ways. We are reflecting His character back to Him. We are created in His Image.

This next verse speaks of kaw-bad (glory) as wealth. The word is the picture of God’s character.

Genesis 13:2 NKJV – 2 Abram [was] very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. The word rich is the word kaw-bad.

I will leave it at this picture. Worship shows you who He is and who we are in Him. You can look up these verses and gain more understanding of worship.

Plug in the word worship in your bible application and the verses are endless. Or I have put a link here.

https://www.bible.com/search/bible?query=worship

Imitate What Is Good

“Delightfully loved ones, don’t imitate what is evil, but imitate that which is good. Whoever does good is of God; whoever does evil has not seen God.”

3 John 1:11 The Passion Translation

Demonstrate My Love

“For when you demonstrate the same love I have for you by loving one another, everyone will know that you’re my true followers.”

The Passion Translation John 13:35

Jesus Is Closer Than You Know

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Jesus’ death on the cross was so we can have relationship with Him. He is not unreachable or too far away. In the book of John, chapter 3 verse 16, we see the intention of His death on the cross. John 3:16 ESV – 16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Next in verse 17, John 3:17 ESV – 17″ For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him,” God’s will is for us to have life. Life with the Godhead, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit is real and tangible. He wants us to participate in the affairs of the Kingdom of Heaven through relationship.

In the book of John, chapter 17, in the following verses we see the conversation from Jesus to his Father. It is tender-hearted and insightful to Jesus’ intention about our life with God the Father and Jesus. I am bringing this up because in the next paragraphs we will look at what man thinks is important for relationship with Jesus. Not what the God head had planned before the foundations of the world. Here are some verses out of chapter 17 from the book of John.

John 17:22-26 ESV – 22 “The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. 24 Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. 26 I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”

These verses are stating the very essence of the heart of God and what Jesus expressed to his Father about us. It states boldly, that he gave us his glory! The glory of God is His manifested goodness for us. He is a good God. I would recommend that you read that entire chapter. In this verse, we learn that, the word of God, (Jesus is the word) sanctifies us. The Truth (the word) are/is factual. It is the real thing. The more we read and take in His word, the more we become like Him and know and understand Him. We also become closer to Him. As we eat the word, just like food to our soul and spirit, it strengthens us and changes us into His very nature. We have a need to shed and have the old man changed. We have the ability to become like our Father.

In the following passage, the verses state how Jesus was calling out the religious men of the day, that they thought that there ways were above and beyond God’s ways. They were clearly only interested tradition of men and not a relationship with Jesus. This exchange is in the following passage in the book of Mark chapter 7 verses 1-9.

Mark 7:1-9 ESV – 1 Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders, 4 and when they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other traditions that they observe, such as the washing of cups and pots and copper vessels and dining couches.) 5 And the Pharisees and the scribes asked him, “Why do your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat with defiled hands?” 6 And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; 7 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ 8 You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” 9 And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!

The Pharisees had made their own religious rules of how people should act or behave instead of relying on the power of the scripture (the word of God) to walk with Jesus. In the next verses, Jesus points out what defiles a person is what comes out of their own hearts. Jesus is all about our hearts. He is not about trying to keep ridiculous rules. Rules that are just performance based behavior. Jesus is more interested in us talking with him and knowing we want to be a part of his family. The Family of God.

I promise you all the religious traditions of the world will only frustrate you and your heart will not be at peace. Jesus is as close as inside of you when you ask him to come into your heart and life. Ask Him, He will make himself real and tangible. He created you. He knows everything about you! There is nothing too big or too small that he doesn’t care about in your life.

The Coming Freedom

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Received May 10th, 2022

In the days to come, the Greater Glory will be blinding; dead men being raised from out of their graves to the restoration of all things.

In My Mighty power, I will take down My enemies, make them My footstool, raise up Heaven on earth and proclaim Victory! Victory!

Oh death where is your sting! I will make the path brighter and illuminate in the darkness.

Follow Me and come sit with Me!

Sit with ME!!

Come out of her My people! Learn My ways. Learn of ME. Know Me and know My heart.

Let Me show you the way. Let Me bring you higher. Come up higher. Come closer. Incline your ear. Do not despair in these dark times.

It will not last forever.

Wake up oh sleeper!

Arise!

Psalm 110:1, Revelation 18:4, Psalm 119:105, Isaiah 60:1, Malachi 4:2, Romans 13:11, Ephesians 5;14

BE BOLD AS A LION

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Proverbs 28:1

Guilty criminals experience paranoia even though no one threatens them. But the innocent lovers of God, because of righteousness, will have the boldness of a young, ferocious lion!”

The Passion Translation

Matthew 10:16

Now, remember, it is I who sends you out, even though you feel vulnerable as lambs going into a pack of wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes yet as harmless as doves.”

The Passion Translation

We are living in a time where we are encountering the explosive nature of evil. It seems like everyday we are experiencing some form of lawlessness associated with evil. Whether it is people running red lights, porch pirates, usury on some level, usually credit debt or criminals raiding stores. We see it on a very blatant level today. I personally witnessed two young adults, a male and female together, stealing two 24 packs of alcohol from a mini mart. Laughing during the whole robbery. The mini mart employee could only video the license plate and car, due to corporate protocols.

I know that this is not even something brand new, although it has become rampant and without remorse. It reminds of the scripture as follows:

“And here is the basis for their judgment: The Light of God has now come into the world, but the people loved darkness more than the Light, because they want the darkness to conceal their evil. “

John 3:19 The Passion Translation

The more we study the word of God and hold it in our hearts, we come out of the darkness and become more like God. We lose our appetite for darkness and gravitate to the light. and the light will hurt our eyes! Just like coming out of a dark room to the outdoor sunlight. The solution to become bold is to become more like God. We take on His righteousness.

Being bold, gives the ability to stand up to evil in the darkest of days. Overcoming evil and darkness shows that we are for the Kingdom of God. In this day we are bringing Heaven to earth. Darkness will not prevail if we move forward in boldness for the Kingdom.

So let’s define the word bold.

1. Fearless before danger

2. Showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit, a bold plan

3. Confident and courageous

The Lion is the King of the land. Lions are apex land predators. They occupy the highest trophic level in their environment, meaning that no animal hunts them. God chose us to have dominion over the entire earth. We have given our authority away to do this unfortunately. God is calling us back to take up our God given dominion over the earth. He also has given us boldness to take it back.

Today, I encourage to be bold in your sphere of influence to model the Love of Jesus. I encourage you to believe what God tells you to do according to the call on your life. I encourage you to not be faint but to ask for more boldness to walk the journey you have with Jesus. You will not be disappointed!

Here are some more scriptures regarding being bold.

“So don’t lose your bold, courageous faith, for you are destined for a great reward!”

Hebrews 10:35 The Passion Translation

Here’s what I’ve learned through it all:

Don’t give up; don’t be impatient;

be entwined as one with the Lord.

Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope.

Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!

Psalm 27:14 The Passion Translation

“I leave the gift of peace with you—my peace. Not the kind of fragile peace given by the world, but my perfect peace. Don’t yield to fear or be troubled in your hearts—instead, be courageous!”

John 14:27 The Passion Translation

“And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!”

John 16:33 The Passion Translation

We are greater than the Lions! We have dominion over them also. Think of how much more God has given us to start getting ready to rule and reign with Him. We are more than conquerors and have the authority to take back that which has been stolen and in some cases forgotten. We can refer back to the original plan in the Book of Genesis 1:26, 1:28

” And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

King James Version

Be blessed and be bold today!

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