Know Jesus, Know Peace (by Fenny West)

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Know Jesus, Know Peace

No Jesus, No Peace

Why?

Because He is the Prince of Peace

6        For unto us a Child is born,
        Unto us a Son is given;
        And the government will be upon His shoulder.
        And His name will be called
        Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
        Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7        Of the increase of His government and peace
        There will be no end,Isa9:6-7

14    For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, EPh2:14

27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John14:27

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Phil4:6-7

35    On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
39    Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”Mark4:35-41

13        All your children shall be taught by the LORD,
        And great shall be the peace of your children.

Isa54:13

12    For thus says the LORD:
        ” Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
        And the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream.
        Then you shall feed;
        On her sides shall you be carried,
        And be dandled on her knees. Isa66:12

Better is the End ( by C. H. Spurgeon)

Better is the End

“Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.”
Ecclesiastes 7:8

Look at David’s Lord and Master; see his beginning. He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. Would you see the end? He sits at his Father’s right hand, expecting until his enemies be made his footstool. “As he is, so are we also in this world.” You must bear the cross, or you shall never wear the crown; you must wade through the mire, or you shall never walk the golden pavement. Cheer up, then, poor Christian. “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.” See that creeping worm, how contemptible its appearance! It is the beginning of a thing. Mark that insect with gorgeous wings, playing in the sunbeams, sipping at the flower bells, full of happiness and life; that is the end thereof. That caterpillar is yourself, until you are wrapped up in the chrysalis of death; but when Christ shall appear you shall be like him, for you shall see him as he is. Be content to be like him, a worm and no man, that like him you may be satisfied when you wake up in his likeness. That rough-looking diamond is put upon the wheel of the lapidary. He cuts it on all sides. It loses much–much that seemed costly to itself. The king is crowned; the diadem is put upon the monarch’s head with trumpet’s joyful sound. A glittering ray flashes from that coronet, and it beams from that very diamond which was just now so sorely vexed by the lapidary. You may venture to compare yourself to such a diamond, for you are one of God’s people; and this is the time of the cutting process. Let faith and patience have their perfect work, for in the day when the crown shall be set upon the head of the King, Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, one ray of glory shall stream from you. “They shall be mine,” saith the Lord, “in the day when I make up my jewels.” “Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.”

The Future is Bright ( by Fenny West)

The Future is Bright

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The future is bright

In God’s sight

For the wise

Who partner with Him.

 

The future is bright

When you start right

Seeking His face

His glory and grace.

 

The future is bright

No need for fright

For God is there

And He cares.

 

The future is bright

It’s in God’s hands

He has good plans

milk and honey land.

 

 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jer29:11

19     If you are willing and obedient,

        You shall eat the good of the land; Isa1:19

18 Bring your father and your households and come to me; I will give you the best of the land of Egypt, and you will eat the fat of the land. Gen45:17

27 So Israel dwelt in the land of Egypt, in the country of Goshen; and they had possessions there and grew and multiplied exceedingly.

 

5       Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

       And lean not on your own understanding;

6       In all your ways acknowledge Him,

       And He shall direct your paths.

Prov3:5-6

7       The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,

        But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Prov1:7

 

Gen47:27

Healing Bodies Is Bread To Him ( by Fenny West)

 

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If He Heals Nations

Healing Bodies is Bread to Him

For I am the LORD who heals you.”Ex15:26

Psalms 103
3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,

Psalms 147
3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 30
26  Moreover the light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, And the light of the sun will be sevenfold, As the light of seven days, In the day that the LORD binds up the bruise of His people And heals the stroke of their wound.

Acts 9
34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you. Arise and make your bed.” Then he arose immediately.

 He heals the nations. Healing bodies is bread to Him.
I am the Lord who heals you. Ex15:26
An inspirational healing testimony. Jesus Christ the same, yesterday, today and forever.
Annette came to Lady in Totality, an annual event organised by Christ Embassy, Norwood. She came with a walking stick, heard the powerful word of God and was moved to sow a seed despite her condition. God changed her story, She was revived, healed and now shares the good news with others.

All things are possible to those who believe. He did it for Annette, and can do it for you too. Reach out to Him today in faith and your faith shall make you whole.

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.Rev12:11

 

http://youtu.be/D6lEjWgVsp0

 

 

Goals that Glorify God ( by Fenny West)

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Goals that glorify God

Centre on His glory

And are anchored on the word

And put first, intimacy.

Intimacy with God is gold.

Need to be first goal;

Making it better;

Making it stronger;

Making it sweeter;

Making it deeper.

 

Then comes serving others.

Why? We need each other

To go on further,

Rise higher and higher;

Make our lives richer.

 

Jesus gave the pattern:

Love your God

With all your heart

With all your soul

And with all your might.

Love others as yourself.

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Lord help me set

Love-filled goals

That put You first

In all I do

Wherever I go.

 

Lord help me see

Through Your eyes

And trust you in all

At all times, in the valley

Or on the mountain,

Knowing that you know

and you see and you care

and that your plans for me

are the best plans that can be.

You have my best interest in your heart.

 

Lord, help me set godly goals

To win souls, serve others,

live for you, fulfil your will for me.

Lord help me build others, serve others

Love others the way you love them.

Lord help me see people

the way you see them-

objects of your love,

created in your image

candidates for salvation

reconciliation and growth in grace.

 

 

1     “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

5     “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

9     “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

John15:1-10

Godly Goals Are Great ( by Fenny West)

Godly Goals are Great

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Godly Goals are great

They are full of faith

Motivated by love

Come from above

Desirous to serve.

 

Godly goals are wise

Enable you to rise

Beyond yourself

Put others first.

 

Godly goals deny self

For the greater good

Put the body under

And God’s purpose higher.

 

 

 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, Phil3:10

 

 1    As the deer pants for the water brooks,
    So pants my soul for You, O God.
2    My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When shall I come and appear before God? Ps42:1-3

 

 

 

Godly Goals Make you Go ( by Fenny West)

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Godly goals make you go

To places you now dream

 

Godly goal reach for souls-

Souls in the cold, outside of God.

 

Godly goals put prayer priority

The way to intimacy- intimacy with God.

 

Godly goals give you the edge

Advantage and cutting edge.

49        And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Luke2:49

35        Now in the morning, having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed. Mark1:35

Let YOur Goals Be Smart ( by Fenny West)

 

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goals 3without a goal

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goals 6a An Ungodly goal

goals 7 going from strength to strength

goals 5 going from grace to grace

Let your goals be smart

Let God be the first

Let Him rule your heart

And you’ll not be the last.

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Give prime place to the word

Eat, chew and digest

The milk and the meat

Cherish the logos and the Rhema

Dig deep with the shovel of grace.

 hs 5

Partner with the Spirit

He is your Helper

He is Your Teacher

He is Your Strengthener

He is your Advocate

He is Your guide

He is our standby

He is your Intercessor.

 

Obey what you hear

Refuse to fear

Let pleasing Him be your care

Aim to go better, grow higher

Love better, never bitter

And serve others

Spend and be spent for God

And for others.

 

 

5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Deut6:5

15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Josh24:15

10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

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.

Phil3:10-14

4     One thing I have desired of the LORD,

     That will I seek:

     That I may dwell in the house of the LORD

     All the days of my life,

     To behold the beauty of the LORD,

     And to inquire in His temple.

5     For in the time of trouble

     He shall hide me in His pavilion;

     In the secret place of His tabernacle

     He shall hide me;

     He shall set me high upon a rock.

Ps27:4-5

1     How lovely is Your tabernacle,

     O LORD of hosts!

2     My soul longs, yes, even faints

     For the courts of the LORD;

     My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

3     Even the sparrow has found a home,

     And the swallow a nest for herself,

     Where she may lay her young —

     Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,

     My King and my God.

4     Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;

     They will still be praising You. Selah

5     Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,

     Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

6     As they pass through the Valley of Baca,

     They make it a spring;Ps8:1-6

1     O God, You are my God;

     Early will I seek You;

     My soul thirsts for You;

     My flesh longs for You

     In a dry and thirsty land

     Where there is no water.

2     So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,

     To see Your power and Your glory.

3     Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,

     My lips shall praise You.Ps63:1-3

10   The days of our lives are seventy years;

     And if by reason of strength they are eighty years,

     Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow;

     For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

11   Who knows the power of Your anger?

     For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath.

12   So teach us to number our days,

     That we may gain a heart of wisdom. Ps90:10-12

Power Pack ( by Fenny West)

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Here are some Special sermons and songs and prayers that will impact, propel you, and wow you. Be blessed. Freely I received, freely I give. These represent a tip of the iceberg of what God has done in my life. He can do the same for you and with you if you will let Him. Share them with your friends and family. Store them and pull them out in time of need. God is good all the time.  You can partner with the ministry to share in our reward. The greater the challenge, the greater the glory.

From breakthrough to breakthrough

 

Through our God we can do valiantly, our trials can thrust us into triumph; our tests can bring testimony battles can birth miracles and burdens can translate into blessing. This message will revive you as you open your heart and let the truth of God permeate, saturate and set you free. 2Sam5:17-20

17 But when the Philistines heard that they had anointed David king over Israel, all the Philistines came up to seek David; and David heard of it, and went down to the hold.

18 The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

19 And David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand.

20 And David came to Baal-perazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal-perazim’

 

http://youtu.be/1CsrUqMmXNQ

 

Pursue overtake and recover all

When your back is on the ground, you can only look up. David was here in Ziklag. But he encouraged himself, sought God’s face and God gave him the Word: pursue, overtake and recover all. With this word David was emboldened to fight with his ferociously with his men and they recovered all. You too can recover all you have lost if you seek God’s face and receive a strategy from Him.

 

http://youtu.be/p2bL06AZOEg

 

He that Dwelleth

Exceedingly great and precious promises from God for those who dwell in the secret place; who abide under the shadow of the Almighty. This is river of life, a bread basket, a comfort when you are threatened by principalities and powers. These promises are not for those who are occasional visitors but for those who cherish His presence.

 

http://youtu.be/UwjR1WtkS_Y

 

The Lord is my Shepherd

This is a breadbasket, river of life, a balm in times of trouble, comfort in times of storms, light amidst darkness. In this psalm you will find security, prosperity, key to provision and protection, power of the Spirit and the presence of God and triumphs in trials. If the Shepherd presides He will provide. Again that He is your Shepherd does not mean you will not suffer. We are called to suffer with Him as to reign with Him. He trains us and prunes us so that we can give Him glory. Furthermore, if He is your Shepherd You must hear His voice because His sheep hear His voice.

http://youtu.be/pHbV8bfxiyo

 

The Last Shall Be the First

When you have been behind the queue for a LONG time, you may think that God has forgotten you and it is over for you. When almost everyone you know has run ahead of you and you are trailing and your strength and resolve are waning and failing God has a surprise up His sleeves: the Last shall be the First!

Hold on to the horns of the altar. Do not give up on God because He has not given up on you. You are coming back with a bang! Those who knew you before will not recognise you. God will do a new and quick work in you, give you beauty for ashes the oil of joy in place of mourning, the garment of praise in place of the spirit of heaviness because you are a tree of righteousness- the planting of the Lord, called to glorify Him.

Matt20:1-16

http://youtu.be/pL2BYaQIzHI

 

 

And David encouraged Himself

A musical experience when Fenny encourage himself in the Lord His God, like David of old. You too have to sing your song in the night, give God a sacrifice of praise at midnight like

Paul and Silas. As you do God will enjoy your praise and shatter your chains an intervene in your behalf, fight for you.

http://youtu.be/vkwC7RMXjYk

 

God is my Refuge

 

God is our Refuge, our fortress, Our hiding place, our security. You and I need to know this beyond doubt especially when your back is on the wall or on the ground. From time to time your strength will fail you; friends will fail you; your relatives and even parents will fail you. There will be occasions when it will seem as if the earth is caving in right before your eyes. You need to know God as your Refuge, your Bulwark, your impenetrable Wall. God is your Refuge!

http://youtu.be/5udS6ygFA5U

 

I Will Lift Up My Eyes Ps121

You cannot depend on your strength, spouse, Family, Friends, the Church, the government, your finances your talents or treasures or connections or your prowess, intellect, six packs or model looks. All these are futile- the arm of the flesh which will fail you in the day of trouble. Your help is in the Lord and the Lord alone. So lift up your eyes to the hills- symbolic of the Most High, where your help comes from.

http://youtu.be/tEPHDygVB6o

 

 

Standing to Face Your Goliath

God is not a man that He should lie. His promises are ‘yes and amen’ in Christ Jesus. It is true that Goliath will threaten, torment and taunt us as we hold on to the promises of God but we must continue to see our problems through the eyes of God, like David. When David did he was able to bring down Goliath and turn on the light for the whole of Israel. Goliath can be a family or Church bondage or an addiction that keeps daring you. Do not throw in the towel but stand until it falls. Submit yourself to God and resist the enemy. Stand on the promises- the New Covenant established on better promises.

God’s word is as fresh as ever- new every morning. May you be refreshed, energised, and rebooted step on the water of His word to you and enter your promised land ins Christ.

Stand to face your Goliath and he will come crashing down in the fullness of time, in Jesus Name.

 

It would be great to hear from you if the Lord uses this message to confirm what He is saying or had said to you.

Remain blessed and highly favoured.

http://youtu.be/IIwadYXDpIQ

 

Prevailing Prayers

Praying the scriptures

This is a prayer prayed during a spiritual warfare to encourage myself like David did in 1Sam.30:8. It is long but also power-packed and one that I intend coming back to, to meditate upon and be renewed , inspired strengthened and charged to go from glory to glory. It is also prophetic not only because it is full of over 100 scriptures but you will find it prophetic as the Lord also comforted me during this time of divine encounter, using the scriptures also. So it’s a two- way communication as every meaningful communication should be. at the end it is concluded with scripture songs which if you learn would enable you memorise the scriptures effortlessly.

I had to push myself to see how far I can go and I was not disappointed.

For those who want to increase your memory bank of the scriptures, tis a scripture memory aid. Note the scriptures you want to memorise, arrange them thematically, quote the reference three times, then recite the scripture three times and quote the reference to end with. Later on go back to your recording and as you play your recording back try and recite the passage as the reference is being quoted before you hear the full verse. Accompany yourself and recite the verse. Now do it all by yourself, starting and ending with the reference.

Apply the scripture in prayer: say it and pray it. Use it at the earliest opportunity and frequently. The more you use it, the more it will be registered in your heart.

 

Some Scriptures used:Heb1:3, Heb4:12, Jer.29:11,Isa49: Isa40:31, Num23:19,Isa55:10-11,Ps24:1, EPh3:20,Ps121, Ps34:5,Ps138:8, Ps8, 1Chro29:9-11, Phil2:11, Ps40:31, Deut28:1, Isa54:1-3, Isa42:1-3,Dan3, Isa55:8, Phil4:4,Isa60:1, Eph5:30,Eph6.10-18 Rom12:2, Prov.4:23, 2Pet1:3-4,Ps23:1-6, Ps92:12-14, Phil4:6-7, Ps34:5 Rom8:1-2,31,28,Hab2:2,3, Ps102:13, Gen21:1-3, Ps46:10,1-4, Acts16:23-33, Dan 3, 6, 2Tim2:3,Ps42:5,Phil2:10-11,

2Cor1:20, Ex.3:21, -14:13,2Chro.20:15-25, Zech4:6, Phil4:4 2Cor4:16,7-9,Matt28:20, John11:38-44, Prov24:16,John19:30Matt19:26,Mark10:27,-9:23, John14:1,27,, Ps34:7,Gen22:18, Ps68:19,John10:4, Hag2:8, Ps50:10, Prov.3:5-6,Isa30:21, John15:1,7, Matt.7:7, 1Sam.17:40,50,51, 2King4,Heb7:16, Isa55:10-11,Isa40:8, Isa46:10,1Sam2:8 Gen.39-41:10, Ps105:19, 1sa54:1-3, 5-6, Eph6:10-18,John8:44, Mat4:1-10,Deut8:3, Ps91:11-12,Ex14:13, Ps91:1-5-10,14-16,Ps.3:8, Isa54:17,Isa59:19, John16:33, 1John5:4, 1John4:4,Rom10:17,Ps37:3, Isa53:4-5 ,2Cor4:17, Ps16:1,6,8, Eph2:14, 2Cor5:20, Matt5:13, Phil1:6,Eph5:1,6, Rom.8:31,32,33,36-37-39,26-27, Heb8:25,Ps23:4-6,1, Ps37:23, John15:7,Heb6:18,Pro3:5-6, Rom8:28,Job5:22,Ps103:1-5, Ps107:1-2,Ps27:5,Ps34:1-2,10, 19, Ps30:5, Ps125:2, Gen.21:1-3, Gen18:14,Ex14:13-14, Isa54:1-3, 1Sam2:3, Isa60, Hab2:2-3, Isa45:2-3,John21:6,Heb6:18, Ps46:10, Ps1:1-6, Eph6:10,Ps37:3-4,Phil4:4,Matt6:25-34,Phil2:14, Ps24, Acts12

Ex33:18, Ps112:1,6-7,Isa54:3, Gen41:41,Zech:4:7, Phil4:4,

http://youtu.be/nuLLm4vqXLg

 

In Christ

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new

It is one thing to come to know Christ as yor Lord and Saviour. It is quiet another to know who you are in Christ. When you do, it will take your to another dimension of your walk with God. Find out.

http://youtu.be/U4dDh8dFbDY

 

Sing a New Song

Unique Twin service and product; song from struggles; lemonade from my lemon; faith fuel; song in the night to cheer those who tear. God prepares a sumptuous sup for us as we go through the valley of the shadow of death and in the presence of our foes. He fights our battles as we look to Him, so we can hold our peace. He makes a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

You can also find a new song in the book that inspired this sermon.

http://youtu.be/e1V0lJ_tob0

 

The Road to Good Success

On the Road to Good Success you will find Goliath, lions and bears. As you embark on this road, Pharaoh will pursue you and frighten you. You must keep your eyes on Jesus and refuse any distraction. and follow the prescription God has given: Anchor your soul on His word, meditate on it day and night, eat it, digest it, speak it, believe it, do it- all of it. Then you will make you way prosperous and then you will have Good Success. Know the difference between godly success and worldly success and choose Good Success- not goods success.

http://youtu.be/tMqrq3-NfY0

 

He Brought Back God’s Glory (sermon, songs & poems) (by Fenny West)

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He Brought Back God’s Glory

http://youtu.be/6a44rQfwCic

5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

 20        “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;

22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:John17:5,20,22

 

What is the Glory?

 Glory is God’s renown, honour.  Jesus is the Father’s glory:

‘He is the effulgence of the Father’s glory.’ Pastor Chris

; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, ( Heb1:3)

Other forms of Glory

The glory of the Sun and that of the moon differ. The moon gets its glory from the sun.

When you are born again, you get your glory from God Himself.

 God’s Son has all the brightness of God’s own glory and is like Him in every way. (Promise Bible)

He is the sole expression of the glory of God( the Light being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine, and He is the perfect imprint and very image of God’s nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. Amplified

 

 

Manifest glory of God

The glory of God was manifested to Moses:

12   Then Moses said to the LORD, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’13 Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”

14   And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

15   Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.16 For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”

17   So the LORD said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

18   And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”

19   Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.”20 But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.”21 And the LORD said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.22 So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”

Ex33:

6 And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, Ex34:6

17 The sight of the glory of the LORD was like a consuming fire on the top of the mountain in the eyes of the children of Israel.18 So Moses went into the midst of the cloud and went up into the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights Ex24:9-17; Stephen 55 But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,56 and said, “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”

Acts7:55

 

What other pictures were painted in the bible about this glory that was lost?

The Ichabod ( Glory departed ) story allegory or anecdote- story within a story.

 

 He Brought Back the Glory

 They went to war with their implacable enemies- the Philistines. They forgot to take the Ark of covenant and they were not only defeated but 4000 soldiers were killed. They wondered, “Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines? They then went for reinforcement, bringing the ark of Covenant into their camp. As the Ark arrived, there was so much joy, expectation and boldness and great shout, so loud and raucous that the earth moved. When their enemies heard the great noise, their hearts sank. And they lamented: “God has come into the camp!” And they said, “Woe to us! For such a thing has never happened before.8 Woe to us! Who will deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.9 Be strong and conduct yourselves like men, you Philistines, that you do not become servants of the Hebrews, as they have been to you. Conduct yourselves like men, and fight!”

10   So the Philistines fought, and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent. There was a very great slaughter, and there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers.11 Also the ark of God was captured; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died.

 So apart from the heavy casualty,  the Ark of Covenant was captured by the enemy.

When their father (Eli the Priest) heard the news, he fell off backward from his chair partly due to his weight and died.

The wife of Phinehas was heavily pregnant at this time and when she heard of the death of her husband and the capture of the ark, birth pangs suddenly came upon her. He baby came out prematurely and the ladies kept encouraging her to cheer up and push and pull through. However, she was silent and at the gate of death. They encouraged her to at least name her child and she spluttered, ‘Ichabod!’, meaning ‘Glory Gone!’

The ark represented God’s presence, His covering, His protection, their security. That was why she could not stand not only losing her husband and his brother and her Father- in-law but also the ark of the Covenant – all in one day.

It was a dark, grim, depressing day, unusual in the history of Israel.

The ark was too hot to handle. When brought before Dagon and left overnight they came back to discover he had fallen down with face down. When they raised it up and left it they were surprised to find that it fell again, this time, its hand and head and hands were broken. Furthermore, God ravaged them with tumors and deadly destruction in Gath and Ekron, and they cried, ‘What shall we do with the ark? They were advised to send the ark back with some trespass offering. They did and the ark remained in the house of Abinadab for decades. All through the reign of Saul, the Ark was still in limbo.

However when David became King he longed to bring the Ark back to its resting place. After an initial blunder that led to the death of Uzah, who tried to steady the cart as the cow stumbled, to prevent the ark from falling the ark was put in the house of Obed Edom.

God so blessed him that other became jealous. The price of his  stocks in the Stock Exchange rose astronomically. Everyone was buying Obed Edom stocks. He became a millionaire overnight.

King David researched and found out that the ark should be carried on the shoulders of Levites- not carried on carts.

The D-Day finally arrived and the ark was taken for its historic journey to the City of David.it was a glorious occasion with lots of euphoria, dancing, music, feasting, ecstasy, fanfare and carnival atmosphere. David danced and twirled with reckless abandon, overjoyed that at last the ark was on its way to its resting place.

You can see that truly this was a man after God’s own heart. This ark has been in limbo even before Saul became King. And Saul reigned for 40 years. all through that period we heard nothing about the ark. But David was different. He longed for the Ark of the Covenant to be given a befitting place of rest.

So the Glory that departed decades ago when Eli and his children and daughter-in-law died; the glory that was snuffed out and in temporary accommodation for so long, was finally coming home. O what a glorious day! The glory was brought back by David, with pomp and pageantry. The birds sang, the fields rejoiced, the trees clapped their hands. The mountains leapt for joy.

 See the sweet psalm David wrote for that occasion in 1Chronicles 16

1    So they brought the ark of God, and set it in the midst of the tabernacle that David had erected for it. Then they offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before God.2 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.3 Then he distributed to everyone of Israel, both man and woman, to everyone a loaf of bread, a piece of meat, and a cake of raisins.

8        Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
        Call upon His name;
        Make known His deeds among the peoples!
9        Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
        Talk of all His wondrous works!
10        Glory in His holy name;
        Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
11        Seek the LORD and His strength;
        Seek His face evermore!
12        Remember His marvelous works which He has done,
        His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth,….

Do you know that this story carries in its womb the story of the fall of man and our salvation?

When God created Adam and Eve they had glory with them. They had God’s protection, security, His presence was their joy. There was no need for fear or trepidation. God would come and fellowship with them any time. They were the crowning glory of His creation. However, when they sinned from the obeying the serpent and eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, like Hophni and Phinehas did, they lost the glory. 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden of Eden. But before that God, whilst pronouncing judgement, pointed to Jesus who would bring back the glory. Gen3:15,21. When He spoke to Abraham,”… in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”, He was pointing to Jesus Who would bring back the glory. When prophet Isaiah was moved by the Holy Spirit to prophesy: 14 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel., “ he was pointing to Jesus Who will bring back the glory. And later he reinforced this prophecy, “For unto us a Child is born,

       Unto us a Son is given;

       And the government will be upon His shoulder.

       And His name will be called

       Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,

       Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7       Of the increase of His government and peace

       There will be no end,

       Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,

       To order it and establish it with judgment and justice

       From that time forward, even forever.

       The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

This was about 800 years before Jesus was born.

Micah also pointed to Jesus Who would bring back the glory:

2       ” But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,

       Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,

       Yet out of you shall come forth to Me

       The One to be Ruler in Israel,

       Whose goings forth are from of old,

       From everlasting.” Micah5:2

In the fullness of time the angel visited Mary and she conceived a child of the Holy Spirit and Jesus was born.

Jesus, our heavenly David, longed to bring back the glory to man. When the question was asked in the council of the God-head in heaven, ‘Who will go for us?… Who will go and bring back the glory? Or who will go and restore the glory to man?  Jesus said, ‘Here I am, send me.’ Alleluia!

Paul alluded to this: 4’ But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman,…’ Gal4:4

There was joy in heaven as there was in Israel when the ark was on its way. There was joy in Bethlehem and the whole of Judea when Jesus was born. The angels rejoiced.

9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.12 And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

13   And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

14     ” Glory to God in the highest,

Glory to God in the highest because, Jesus, the express image of the Father’s glory, was coming to bring back the glory of God to man.

 He would bridge the chasm created by Adam and Eve. He would restore the lost glory. In the fullness of time, Jesus went to the cross, paid the ultimate penalty, shed His innocent blood, like the one prefigured when God killed innocent animals and clothe Adama and Eve with their coat. Jesus broke the middle wall of partition and brought us the glory of God. Before going to the cross, Jesus looked forward to work He would do to bring back the glory and prayed:

 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. 20      “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:John17:5,22

Writing in Rhapsody recently, Pastor Chris, boldly captioned:

The Glory has Come!’

He was referring to this glory. He said, ‘Christmas means that you’re in Christ now and that you have His life and nature in you now. Christ is in you now, which means glory has come!… say, Father, I thank you. I’m your glory, and I express who I am today. Christ in me means glory in my life.’

When Jesus rose from the dead, He came back with the glory. Henceforth, those who receive Him as Lord and Saviour, would receive the glory. And because He has given us the same glory which He had with the Father, we can enter the throne of grace with boldness. There is now no more condemnation, the old has gone and the new has come; we are heirs of of God and joint-heirs with Christ; we are the salt of the earth, the city on a hill, the light of the world. Because we have that glory, greater works we can do; because we have the glory, as He is so we are; we can do all things through Him; we are more than conquerors; He is able to do exceeding abundantly more than we can ask or think, according to the power that is at work in us. Because He has brought back the glory we who believe in Him have the divine nature. And because the glory of the latter house surpasses the glory of the glory of the former, we go from glory to glory to the glory of the Lord of Glory. Alleluia!

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O let us rejoice with great joy that Jesus has brought back the glory.

The First Adam lost the glory. The Last Adam brought back the glory.

 

He Brought Back God’s Glory

http://youtu.be/6a44rQfwCic

 

He Brought Back the Glory

That we lost through the fall

And so doing changed our story

By lifting us from the fall.

 

He bridged the gap for us;

Made peace between us and God.

Jesus justified us

and made us children of God.

 

All those who receive Him

are raised from deadness to life.

All those who accept Him

Are given abundant life.

 

 When Adam fell, we lost the glory of God

But God in His mercy, made a way for us

He sent Jesus, the Light and the Living Word

To come down, pay the price to justify us.

 

Just as David was a type of Jesus

A man after God’s own heart

Who brought back the Ark to Jerusalem,

Jesus also brought back our lost glory.

 

Let us reverently bow before the holy Child whose innocence restores to manhood its ancient glory; and let us pray that he may be formed in us, the hope of glory.

C.H. Spurgeon

22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one John17:22

… as He is, so are we in this world.1John4:17

http://youtu.be/6a44rQfwCic

 

 

 

The Birth of Jesus

http://youtu.be/GvPPCIAy7CA

 The birth of Jesus

Ushered God with us

Brought God for us

Signalled God is us.

The birth of Jesus

Brought Hope to us

Who sat in darkness

To enter God’s brightness.

 

The birth of Jesus

Was the birth of Light

And the birth of Life

And the birth of Love.

 

 

The birth of Jesus

Birth God’s song

For those in the wrong

Gave hope to those

wallowing in the dung.

 

May this season

rekindle your hope

even against hope

Because of the God of Hope.

May this season

give you reason

to press on in season

and even out of season.

 

May your remembrance

Cause you to dance

And run your race of grace

With super-abundant grace.

 

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-birth-of-jesus-by-fenny-west/

 

 

 

 

The Birth of Jesus worth giving thanks for(2)

 

The birth of Jesus

Laid the foundation

For the liberation

Of man under condemnation.

 

 

The birth of Jesus

Sounded the death knell

Of Lucifer- the devil

Who caused man’s downfall.

 

The birth of Jesus

Oozed an aroma

Of hope the world over

Now man can cross over

To the Alpha and Omega

 

The birth of Jesus

Painted a picture

Of a glorious future

For those who will

have a divine nature.

 

The birth of Jesus

Ushered a glorious dawn

Of God -the Son

Whose light shone.

 

The birth of Jesus

Brought a Friend

Who will stick to the end

And end the reign of the fiend.    

 

The birth of Jesus

Brought our Mediator

Brought our intercessor

And our Saviour.

http://youtu.be/9kF-oKqIu5w

 

 

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-birth-of-jesus-worth-giving-thanks-for-by-fenny-west/

 

 

Fenny West2014

 

 

 The Birth of Jesus was the Birth of God’s Vision

The Birth of Jesus

was the birth of God’s vision

of man’s salvation

and liberation

from bondage

and tutelage

wreckage and

damage.

 

The birth of Jesus

was the birth of the key

to our victory

and end of our misery;

the birth of Jesus

was the solution

to the problem of

fall, sin and separation.

 

The birth of Jesus

Was the unveiling

of the Road to God;

the unveiling

of the bridge to God;

the unveiling of

the compassion of God;

the unveiling

of the love of God.

 

 Thank God for the Key

that unlocked the prison door.

Thank God for the Key

that became the Door.

Thank God for the Door

That opened the Way to God.

 

  The Gift that Counts

 The Gift that Counts

The Gift that Counts.

Is the gift that costs.

 

Give Him your trust

If you will not rust.

 

Give Him your life

If you will have life.

 

Give Him your interest

If you will increase

https://inspiration4generations.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/the-gift-that-counts-by-fenny-west/

 

Give Him your first

If you will not be last.

 

Give Him your future

If you want it assured.

 

Give Him your relationships

If you want a good fellowship.

 

Give Him preeminent place

If you want superabundant grace.

 

Give Him your seed

If you want to succeed.

 

Give Him your time

If you want multiplied time.

 

Lead someone to Christ

as a disciple of Christ.

Give the gift that costs

For it to be a gift that counts.

 Seek His Kingdom first

And all other things

Will be added to you.

 

 

21 Then Araunah said, “Why has my lord the king come to his servant?” And David said, “To buy the threshing floor from you, to build an altar to the LORD, that the plague may be withdrawn from the people.”

22 Now Araunah said to David, “Let my lord the king take and offer up whatever seems good to him. Look, here are oxen for burnt sacrifice, and threshing implements and the yokes of the oxen for wood.

23 All these, O king, Araunah has given to the king.” And Araunah said to the king, “May the LORD your God accept you.”

24 Then the king said to Araunah, “No, but I will surely buy it from you for a price; nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing.” So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

2Sam24:21-24