In His Presence: peace profound

 

 

In His Presence

There is peace profound

Joy that abounds

Purpose underscored

Sight recovered,

Strength reinforced

And renewed.

 

In His presence

There is no pretence

Everything is open

There’s great defence

Chains are broken

Truth be spoken.

Bread is broken.

 

In His presence

Mysteries are unravelled

Hunger satisfied

Thirst quenched

Soul is restored

Demons are expelled

Fear is dispelled.

Jesus Paved the Way

From Death into life

condemnation into acceptance;

darkness into light;

Miry clay into the Way;

Jesus paved the way.

 

From emptiness to fullness;

Enmity to friendship;

Hopelessness to abounding hope;

Sinfulness to righteousness;

Jesus paved the way.

 

From doom to bloom

Gloom to boom;

Damnation to celebration.

Valley to victory;

Jesus paved the way.

From blindness to brightness

Turmoil to peace with God

Aliens to citizens of Heaven

From  slaves to sin to

Prisoners of Christ.

Unless You’re Moved…

 

 

 

 

Unless you’re moved

You can’t be used

Moses was moved

and was used

Jesus was moved

was used

Esther was moved

and was used

Paul was moved

and was used

Nehemiah was moved

 and was used.

 

Unless you’re moved

You can’t be used

Weep for others

Reach for others

Come out of your cocoon

And you will begin to bloom

Be like Knox:

Give meScotlandor I die.’

Be like Esther:

‘If I perish, I perish.’

Be like Paul:

‘This one thing I do

Forgetting what is behind,

… I press for the mark.’

 

Jesus was moved

With compassion

Nehemiah was moved

With a sense of purpose

Peter was moved

With a sense of destiny

Isaiah said: ‘Here I am send me.’

 

Unless you’re moved

You can’t be used!

 

Jesus was Moved

And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things Mark6:34

And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick. Matt14:14

But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Matt9:36

Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” Esther4:16

 

Paul  was Moved

Paul’s Post-Conversion Life ] “Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, Acts26:19

 

Pressing Toward the Goal

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil3:12-14

 

 

 

Nehemiah was Moved

 

The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.”

4 So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
5 And I said: “I pray, LORD God of heaven, O great and awesome God, You who keep Your covenant and mercy with those who love You[b] and observe Your[c] commandments, 6 please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open, that You may hear the prayer of Your servant which I pray before You now, day and night, for the children of Israel Your servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel which we have sinned against You. Both my father’s house and I have sinned. Neh1:3-6

 

Issiah  was moved

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “ Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isa6:8

 

God is waiting for you

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one. Ezek 22:30

 

 

He Is

 

He Is

A Righteous Branch

Author and Finisher

Alpha andOmega

Ancient of days

Bread of Life

Branch of Righteousness

Beginning and the End

Christ

Captain  of Salvation

Chief Shepherd

Chief Corner Stone

Door of Salvation

Day Springs of Life

Eternal God

Everlasting Father

First and the Last

Fairest of the ten thousand

Great I Am

Great Physician

Hope of the world

Immanuel

I Am

Jesus

King of kings

King of Glory

Lord of Lord

Light of the World

Lily of the Valley

Lamb of God

Living Stone

Master of the seas

Maker of Heaven and Earth

Mediator

Mighty God

Messiah

Nazarene

Our Peace

Offspring of David

Only Wise God

Prince of Peace

Preeminent One

Prince of Life

Power of God

Priest

Prophet

Righteous Judge

Ransom

Redeemer

Rock of salvation

Resurrection and the Life

Root of David

Saviour

Sweet Rose of Sharon

Timeless

Truth

Way

The Gospel According to Football

The Game of Life is just like football, the beautiful game

The Coach: Bread of Life, the Strengthener, Comforter

                        The team Manager, Standby, Helper, Owner

and the Teacher.

He chooses us

Paid for us

Pays us

Picks us

Equips us

Places us

Where He wills

It is a team sport

We must look to Him

Think of the whole team

Avoid selfish ambition.

We must take time to hear His voice

Avoid following the voice of strangers

We must discipline ourselves in training to be fighting fit

We have to be passionate to win and play by the rules;

Play with confidence, knowing that we are winners, inspire others Score points,

with our eyes on the goal and avoiding quitting in the face of odds. This is our calling in this Game of Life!

 

Escaping the Spirit of the Age

Escaping the Spirit of the Age

Vital, Essential in these last days

Therefore hear, O Church of the Last Day.

Turn around, repent and change your ways.

Why do you follow the world

And abandoned the Word?

Why have you forgotten what you have heard.

Like you are not the sheep  of My herd?

Why am I locked out of My vineyard?

Why am I  excluded  from my Garden?

Why are My people following the fad?

Why are My sheep behaving like goats?

Why has the salt lost its saltiness?

Why is the light under a bushel?

Why are my people hustling for the world’s goods,

But the world is not hustling for My Goods?

Why is the world in the Church

But the Church is not in the world?

Why are my people going blind

And yet deceived to think they see?

Why are they going naked,

Yet deceived that they are well-clothed?

Why do they think they are rich,

While they are wretched and poor?

Why do they think they’re having fun,

while they are miserable?

Why would they not come for eye-salve so that they can see?

Why would they not come for true gold that endures?

Why would they not rise from slumber?

Why would they not admit  they are dead

So that they can be raised?

Why would they not strive to enter

The gate that is strait and the way that is narrow?

Why would they prefer the broad and easy road

that leads to destruction?

Some say ,’Once saved ever saved.’

What a deception come from the pit of hell!

Shall we continue in sin that grace would abound?

Escape the City ofSodomandGomorrah!

Don’t look back!

Lot’s wife did and she became a pillar of salt.

‘Come out from amongst them and be separate.

You are a chosen generation

and a holy nation.’

‘You are bought with a great price’

You are different.

You are washed.

You are consecrated.

You are set apart for the Master’s use

You are Mine!

Take My counsel and live!

Let your light so shine,

That men will see your good works

and glorify your Father in heaven.

Your life of grace is no excuse

 for a life of disgrace.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock

Hear, heed, herald the good news.

Open the door and let Me in;

Into all the rooms –all the nooks and crannies.

‘If Jesus is not Lord of all

He is not Lord at all.

Revelation 3

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

Rev3:14-22, ,Heb2:1-3,Matt513,Luke1215-21,2Cor7:1,1Cor9:24-27

Luke13:24-30

Romans 11

17 And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree,

19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off that I might be grafted in.”

23 And they also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?Rom11

triving for a Crown

24      Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

25      And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

26      Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.

27      But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

When Television Replaces Vision

 

 

When television

Has replaced vision

There is trouble ahead

As people become dead

My people are becoming bread;

Being fed on

and not fed.

When possession

derails purpose,

and position

assails assignment,

man has lost his way.

He has gone astray

from the True and living way.

When possession buys position

 integrity is deemed an enemy

what is vile is promoted

and what is consecrated is polluted;

What is the world coming to?

Where are they headed to?

Friendship with the world, enmity with God.

When the belly rules world

And fast food mentality reigns

No one has time to wait

Its, ’Now! Now!! Now!!!’

What is the world coming to?

Where are they headed to?

Friendship with the world, enmity with God.

It’s the ‘I’,I ,I’ age

Iphone, Ipad, ITune,Ipod

Me, myself and I.

Competing with Lucifer:

I will ascend…

I will exalt  my throne

I will sit……

‘Circularism’ World Government

Pushing all boundaries.

‘Anything goes

Even if from hell

We will buy and sell

We will not vet

Even if it is dirt.’’

 

The Fall of Lucifer

12    ” How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!

13    For you have said in your heart: ‘ I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north;

14    I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’

15    Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.

16    ” Those who see you will gaze at you, And consider you, saying:Is this the man who made the earth tremble, Who shook kingdoms,

17    Who made the world as a wilderness And destroyed its cities, Who did not open the house of his prisoners?’

18    ” All the kings of the nations, All of them, sleep in glory, Everyone in his own house;

19    But you are cast out of your grave Like an abominable branch, Like the garment of those who are slain, Thrust through with a sword, Who go down to the stones of the pit, Like a corpse trodden underfoot.

20    You will not be joined with them in burial, Because you have destroyed your land And slain your people. The brood of evildoers shall never be named.

21                    Prepare slaughter for his children Because of the iniquity of their fathers, Lest they rise up and possess the land, And fill the face of the world with cities.Isa14

 

1      Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

12    “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: ” You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.

13    You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.

14    ” You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.

15    You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.

16    ” By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones.

17    ” Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you.

18    ” You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you.

19                    All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And shall be no more forever.” ‘ “ezek28

I come to Your Throne of Grace (Prayer of Salvation 1) (23)

 

 

 

O Lord my God,

I come this day to Your Throne of Grace, acknowledging that I am a sinner.  I am sorry for turning my back on You.

 

I accept that all my righteousness is like filthy rags before you. Only Jesus can save me.

 

Lord Jesus, I thank You for dying on the cross for me. Forgive me for my sins of omission and commission. Cleanse me from all my unrighteousness.  You said in your word that if I confess my sins You are faithful to forgive me my sins and cleanse me from ALL unrighteousness. I thank You for forgiving me.

You also said that You will not cast away whoever comes to You. Thank You for accepting me. I am accepted in the Beloved.

You also said that as many as received You, You will give authority to become your children. I bless you that I am now your child.

It is written that, ‘If any one is in Christ he is a New Creature, the old has gone and the New has come.’ I thank you that my old sinful nature has gone and your righteous nature has come.

I am born again! A child of God and my name is written in the Book of Life. Glory be to God! 

I Need You more ( dependence 22)

 

 

Lord, I need You more, not just today but everyday of my life, every moment.  Without you I can do nothing.

 

I need You more than my daily bread; more than friends instead; more than my necessities, more than your promises, more than what you can give; more than the lust of the flesh, more than the pride of life , more than my ego, more than my vision, education .I need you more. I need you more.

 

I need you more, more than my life; I need You more, more than money in the bank , more than any holiday; I need more than any lottery prize; I need You more, I need You more, more than yesterday ,more than words san say , more than the air I breathe, more than the song I sing, more than the instrument I play, more than my companions, more than my ambition, more than the sleep I need, more than the food I need, more than stocks and shares, more accolade, more than husband or wife, more than words can tell, more than my family more than anything.

 

Because you are my King, the preeminent one, number One, You are the Sovereign Lord, the Lord of Lord, Owner of my life, life of my life, Ruler of the Universe, Stronghold of my life, life of my life, strength of my life, my Alpha and my Omega.  I owe everything to you. O Holy One, God of all gods, my Victorious Banner, Lover of my Soul, Great I Am. I Am That I Am My Good Shepherd, My Healer, My Saviour, My Righteousness, my Fortress, My Shelter and Shield.  I need You more.

 

O just one touch from You will do.  One touch and I will be set ablaze to burn for you for the world to see.

Come, my Lover and touch me let me burn for the world to see. Let everything fade to insignificance before your presence.  Let nothing compete with you.  Have full sway over my life, my choices, my desire, all I have and will have and all I am and will be.

 

Choose you this day who you will serve.  As for me and my house hold we will serve the Lord.

 

O let revival come in my soul.

I have one hunger and desire for the Holy Ghost fire

Right in my soul, right in my soul.

 

I Surrender To You This Day (Day21)

 

My spirit, soul and body belong to you.

Invade, pervade and persuade every fibre of my being.

Let God arise this day and let His enemies be scattered.

Let faith arise this day and let every doubt be scattered.

Let love abound this day and let hatred and selfishness give way

Let decisiveness arise this day and let every double-mindedness give way.

Let wisdom arise this day and let foolishness hold no water.

Let joy arise today and let sorrow and mourning flee away.

Let light and enlightenment arise this day

and let darkness and impediments be defeated.

Let the glory of the Lord be risen upon me wherever I go this day,

Because of the favour of the Lord of Glory that shall rest upon me.