Tuesday, November 15, 2011
"Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy, cast off that I might be brought in, trodden down as an enemy that I might be welcomed as a friend, surrendered to hell’s worst that I might attain heaven’s best, stripped that I might be clothed, wounded that I might be healed, athirst that I might drink, tormented that I might be comforted, made a shame that I might inherit glory, entered darkness that I might have eternal light."
I'll Never Let Go Of Your Hand by Don Francisco
John 14: 1-18
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 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.
3 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.
4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then , Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it .
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that e may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him nhot, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. [comfortless: or, orphans]
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Wisdom is before him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. -Proverbs 17:24
Are You A Soulish Or Spiritual Christian by Zac Poonen
Some Truths I Have Learnt In 50 Years Video Series by Zac Poonen
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
But He giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Humble yourselves in the sight of The Lord, and He shall lift you up.
 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
 Nevertheless I am continually with Thee:
Thou hast holden me by my right hand.
 Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
 Whom have I in heaven but Thee?
and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee.
 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart,
and my portion for ever.
 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in The Lord GOD,
that I may declare all Thy works.
Then a writing from David Wilkerson:
What would a man think if his bride-to-be invited him to her house, sat him in the living room and then went her way? While he waits, she works in the kitchen, dusts the furniture, mops the floors—and never says a word to him!
Jesus endures the same pain any man would feel if his beloved continually praised him, saying “I love you” over and over, yet showed him little or no attention!
The sweetheart may claim, “Well, He’s always on my mind.” I have heard people say that about Jesus: “He’s on my mind all day, in everything I do.” But you can have Him on your mind all day and still neglect Him! When a bride-to-be does this, her so-called love is a lie! She may tell her fiancé she truly loves him, but her actions tell him she does not.
The Lord asks, “Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number” (Jeremiah 2:32). David also said Israel kept forgetting the Lord: “They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt” (Psalm 106:21).
The Lord mentioned His pain in Scripture for the whole world to see! He said openly, “My people neglect Me for days on end!” Why would the Lord tell the world about such neglect? Shouldn’t lovers’ differences be kept quiet? No—He wants us to know how hurt He is! He tells the whole world because He is so heartbroken by our behavior!
Imagine that you are an engaged young woman going to church with your husband-to-be. You grasp his hand and tell everyone, “We’re going to be married. I love him—he is absolutely wonderful!” But as soon as you are out the door, you just clam up and do not say a word to him! What is he supposed to think?
I would not want a bride who extols my virtues, says loving things about me in public, tells me how precious I am, and then later gets cold and avoids spending time with me. That is not true affection!Beloved, if you do not have quality time with Jesus every day—if you do not spend time in prayer with Him, or seeking His Word—you do not love Him and you are breaking His heart!
Monday, November 7, 2011
“But be glad and rejoice forever in what I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem as a rejoicing, and her people a joy -Isaiah 65:18
SERVING THE LORD WITH GLADNESS -David Wilkerson.
Also a good quote on this, enjoying GOD, can be read here:
Gospel by John Movie
Part 1 of 2
Part 2 of 2
He said: "Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem!
This is what The LORD says to you:
'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army.
For the battle is not yours, but God's. ...
You will not have to fight this battle.
Take up your positions; stand firm
and see the deliverance The LORD will give you,
O Judah and Jerusalem.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Go out to face them tomorrow, and The LORD will be with you.'"
2 Chronicles 20:15,17
GOD BLESS MALI !