Between A Rock and a Hard Place (by Fenny West)

When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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5     Now it was told the king of Egypt that the people had fled, and the heart of Pharaoh and his servants was turned against the people; and they said, “Why have we done this, that we have let Israel go from serving us?”

6     So he made ready his chariot and took his people with him.

7     Also, he took six hundred choice chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt with captains over every one of them.

8     And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he pursued the children of Israel; and the children of Israel went out with boldness.

9     So the Egyptians pursued them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, his horsemen and his army, and overtook them camping by the sea beside Pi Hahiroth, before Baal Zemphon.

10   And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the LORD.

11   Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt?

12   Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.”

13   And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.

14   The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

15   And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.

16   But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.

17   And I indeed will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them. So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen.

18   Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.”

19   And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them.

20   So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. Thus it was a cloud and darkness to the one, and it gave light by night to the other, so that the one did not come near the other all that night.

21   Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.

22   So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.

Ex14:5-22

You are barricaded by your enemies, who bombard you here and there and are in great glee, rejoicing: ‘We got him, we got her!’ What do you do? Stand or go? Lie down and die?  You were set free after many generations of bondage.  You looked forward to your Jubilee which came after much trauma. Pharaoh- your slave master- would not let go. He kept changing his mind at the last minute despite the plagues God sent on the land until the last straw: death of the first born broke the carmel’s back.

You suddenly had a green light that seemed to end your financial entrapment but before your celebration for victory died down, you were faced with debt again.  You were giving glory for one physical ailment that has bowed and then another one shows up; this one even more serious.

This was the plight of the Israelites. Moses, the man of God, had finally won the battle with Pharaoh.  The angel of the Lord was leading. The presence of the Lord was unmistakeable with the pillar of cloud and the fire in attendance. There was no doubt that their worst fears were over.  Besides God gave them favour with the Egyptian so much so that they plundered them, laden with silver and gold as they left for the Promised Land.  Everything was working in their favour.  Like the little eaglets in the nest enjoying being mummy’s pampering.  It couldn’t be better.  The honey moon was on. 

The Israelites were freed at last and heavily loaded! Where were they going to? They were going to a land that flowed with milk and honey.  What more could they wish for?

Suddenly they lifted up their eyes and were greeted with billows of dust from afar. What could that be? As the dust settled, they could not believe their eyes. Pharaoh’s disease: Hardening of Heart, was back. Six hundred chariots and horse and a host of army were in hot pursuit. What more, right in front was the Red Sea?  So they were trapped in the middle.

What was going on? Was God asleep? Was He not leading them with the pillar of cloud and fire?

So what are the lessons for us?

  1. It was God who hardened Pharaoh’s heart- not the Devil. Just like mother eagle bats her little ones to the edge of the cliff so they can learn to fly.
  2. God also led them to the Red sea such that they were trapped between Pharaoh and the Red Sea.
  3. God has a purpose in anything He does or allows.  In this case, it is to show forth His glory; to show that nothing was too difficult for Him.
  4. He demonstrated that He may lead to what looks like a dead end but it is a door of a new opportunity.  Those who focus on the difficulties will miss the opportunity but those who know their God will do great exploits through it.

When the wrong train takes you to the right place, you know it was a train ordained of God.

It was God who directed Paul and Silas to Philippi but there they were beaten, battered and broken and imprisoned- chained, in straight jackets. At midnight instead of complaining, they prayed and praised. What happened? God used the occasion and used it to lead the jailor and his family to God. they were gloriously saved. God used the difficulty as an opportunity for salvation.

  1. Through what happened God revealed the Israelite to themselves: fickle, fearful and doubtful. They were able to see that despite the Lord’s faithfulness in fulfilling His word in freeing them and loading them with wealth on their way to the Promised Land, they were still an unbelieving bunch- preferring to serve the Egyptians than to be set free. They were still imprisoned in their minds. This is what we also clamour for when we lose hope amidst difficulties and prefer the ‘good old days.’  Over 400 years of slavery was not enough suffering.  God was forcing them out of slavery, because left to themselves, they will gladly remain in their chains, serfdom and prison than get out. They’re used to it; it’s all they know; freedom was foreign to them. They feared the unknown.
  2. Your enemies- detractors, slave masters; things that have held you bound will not leave you easily without a fight. They will pursue you.  Therefore you cannot take things for granted.
  3. You must be watchful and prayerful and hide continually under the shadow of God’s wings otherwise you will be trapped again. The giants were left in the Promised Land to keep the Israelite on their toes.
  4. When you are obeying God, doing the right thing and you are trapped yet again, don’t worry. Pray, trust, stand to see God’s salvation.  This shows that you are not putting confidence in your efforts to stay free.  Salvation belongs to the Lord.  He will make a way where there seems to be no way.
  5. Where you know that you have been trapped again out of your compromise or sin, you will be wise to acknowledge your sin, ask for forgiveness and look for a way of escape, forsaking your sin.

Limitation of Headship

  1. We also see that although Moses was leading, he was limited. He has to seek God’s face daily as we should in our daily affairs.  He also led from the front, encouraging the Israelites in the face of the ‘storm.’ He encouraged them prophetically: Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. The Lord will fight for you and you will hold your peace. The Egyptians you see today you will see them no more.’

Only one who had had fellowship with the Lord could speak like that in the midst of a raging fire. He focused on God’s power, goodness, faithfulness, grace, salvation and sovereignty.

  1. Again we see that guidance is not permanent. That you heard from Him yesterday does not mean that you do not need to hear from Him today.  We need to communicate with Him daily, especially when we’re facing a crisis. So we see Moses after encouraging the people retires to consult the Lord.

  2. Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.

  3. God has a provision in place before the need arises.  He had anointed the rod: symbol of authority of Moses, and Moses was reminded.

  4. Pray but also use the authority and weapons you have been given as revealed in Ephesians 6:10-18, the name of Jesus and the blood of the Lamb. The word is in your mouth and in your heart; the word of faith. That word is powerful, dynamic, sharper than any two-edged sword. The name of the Lord is a strong tower.  The righteous run to it and are saved.

Let Pharaoh pursue, huff and puff, he will meet his waterloo.  Let’s see the challenges we face as opportunities to see another dimension of the power of God. God is using adversity to shape you, prepare you for your purpose. He wants you to have an opportunity to flex your faith muscles and rise to a new level to show forth His glory.  He wants you to have a new testimony through your test.

 

Freed to Fly Yet soon Trapped

                        

Freed to Fly

Chains shattered

Pharaoh floored

Giant felled

Lion tamed

Yet soon trapped

Led by Him

To Red Sea

Foes behind

In a rage

Baring fangs

Furious

Breathing fire

Eyes bloodshot.

Nest is stirred

For new grace

A new phase

New threshold

New vista

Never seen

Next level

To heaven

Time to trust

Trust in Him

You’ll not roast

Flow with Him

Go to Him

Stand and see

Go forward

Not backwards

Take a leap

Leap of faith

Use the rod

Use the word

Spirit’s Sword

Part the sea.

©Fenny West2012

Whose Report Would You believe? ( by Fenny West)

Whose Report Would you Believe?

Joshua Joshua and parents

 

They wrote him off but God wrote him in. They put him in a special needs pigeon hole. They said he could not read or speak well and needed early intervention -confined to a special school.

But God put him in a different league of excellent achievers. His father and group pastor of Christ Embassy, Pastor Nelson, refused to accept their report but believed and confessed God’s report over his son.

Now see what the Lord has done.

Joshua Ngoka has turned out to be a computer Whizz kid and King’s kid and built a computer at 11.

All things are possible.

Have you been written off? Have you been discarded into the rubbish bin of life by those who are focusing on the externalities they see. Refuse to take sides with them. Whose report will you believe? Hold on to the word of God concerning you. He will perfect that which concerns you. You too will come out on top. You are a masterpiece regardless of your present station and circumstances.

Refuse to accept the lies of the enemy concerning your children, your family, your finances, your career or ministry. God has the final say. He is working in you both to will and to do according to his promises. Fix your eyes on Jesus- the author and finisher of your faith.

 

Unchanging God

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Nothing Is impossible

 

 

You did it again

 

 

All things are Possible

 

Strike When the Iron Is Hot ( by Fenny West)

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Strike When the Iron is Hot

Strike when the iron is hot

Do not delay when you hear.

Heed the voice of the Spirit-

That inward witness-still small Voice.

Do not wait for thunder and lightning.

Do not wait for the spectacular.

Do not wait for a cacophony

Do not wait for a big bang.

Elijah was nearly deceived.

Samuel nearly missed God.

My sheep hear My voice .

And the voice of a stranger

they will not follow.

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Abraham heard My voice

and obeyed and left his comfort zone and was mightily blessed.

Isaac heard My voice and stayed in Gerar, despite severe famine, whilst others were fleeing.

He even sowed in that land and received a hundred-fold return and went from being great to become very great. Nehemiah responded to the burden-inward witness and obtained favour from the king: permission, provision and protection; green light (sanction), security and supply. And he fulfilled his purpose. David sought my face and heard My voice when he was in dire straits in Ziklag:”Pursue, overtake and recover all” He pursued, overtook and recovered all. This is what awaits you! I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go. Trust in the Lord at all times, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. My sheep know my voice.

  21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you , saying , “This is the way , walk in it , ”  Whenever you turn to the right hand  Or whenever you turn to the left. Isa30:21

1                    To him the doorkeeper opens , and the sheep hear his voice; and He calls his own sheep by   name and leads them out.  4  And when He brings out his own sheep , He goes before them; and the sheep follow him , for they know his voice.  16  And   other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring , and they will hear My voice;   and there will be one flock   and   one shepherd. Jn10:16 God’s Revelation to Elijah 

2                     11 Then He said , “Go out , and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold , the Lord passed by , and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord , but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake , but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire , but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 1Kings19:11-12 32 of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times , to know what Israel ought to do , their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command; 1Chro12:32   8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;  I will guide you with My eye. Ps32:8   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   3 He restores my soul;  He leads me in the paths of righteousness  For His name’s sake. Ps23:3

Essence of God-Confidence ( C.H. Spurgeon)

Essence of God-confidence

The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” Psalm 138:8

Most manifestly the confidence which the Psalmist here expressed was a divine confidence. He did not say, “I have grace enough to perfect that which concerneth me–my faith is so steady that it will not stagger–my love is so warm that it will never grow cold–my resolution is so firm that nothing can move it”; no, his dependence was on the Lord alone. If we indulge in any confidence which is not grounded on the Rock of Ages, our confidence is worse than a dream, it will fall upon us, and cover us with its ruins, to our sorrow and confusion. All that Nature spins time will unravel, to the eternal confusion of all who are clothed therein. The Psalmist was wise, he rested upon nothing short of the Lord’s work. It is the Lord who has begun the good work within us; it is he who has carried it on; and if he does not finish it, it never will be complete. If there be one stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness which we are to insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence, the Lord who began will perfect. He has done it all, must do it all, and will do it all. Our confidence must not be in what we have done, nor in what we have resolved to do, but entirely in what the Lord will do. Unbelief insinuates–“You will never be able to stand. Look at the evil of your heart, you can never conquer sin; remember the sinful pleasures and temptations of the world that beset you, you will be certainly allured by them and led astray.” Ah! yes, we should indeed perish if left to our own strength. If we had alone to navigate our frail vessels over so rough a sea, we might well give up the voyage in despair; but, thanks be to God, he will perfect that which concerneth us, and bring us to the desired haven. We can never be too confident when we confide in him alone, and never too much concerned to have such a trust.

 

Eagle in Captivity ( by Fenny West)

Eagle in captivity ( Full but Empty)

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Eagle in captivity Full but empty

Living but dead

Assisted but restricted

 Supplied not denied

 Vision has vanished.

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It’s crying daily:

 ‘Let me go

Let me live

Let me be

What an eagle should be’

‘Give me a challenge

 I love the chase

I love to soar

 I love to swoop

 From afar

 For my prey

 I like to hunt

 I hate your luxury

Nothing but captivity

I am living

but I am dead’

In captivity

‘Who will set me free

To fulfil purpose?

O that your eyes will be opened

 To see that you’re no friends But my enemies.’

‘I have powerful wings

 But they are clipped

So I cannot sing

Existing but not living.

Made to soar

Now in a cage

 Longer life But empty life

 Comfort that is a snare

With friends that are foes.

I can see far

But it’s of no use

I have power to pounce

 But it’s wasted useless

What you don’t use you lose.’

 ‘Where is my offspring that I train to reign?

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 Where is the valley of Bacca

That brings a spring

 To go the extra mile

And make me sing

Have a second wind?

 

 eagle full flight

 Where is the challenge

 That brings a good change?

Where are the tests

That bring testimonies?

 Where are the trials

That bring triumphs?

Where are the battles

That birth miracles?

I am living but I am dead.’

 

The eagle in captivity is a sorry sight. He has been robbed of his reason for being, his purpose: king of the skies. So no matter the luxury and comfort you give, you have stripped it of life. It is living but dead, in the lap of luxury but unhappy. Its vision has vanished; its life is meaningless and empty. You may think you are a saviour but you are the devil in disguise; an adversary, come to bring its demise, disgrace and depression and oppression.

 Imagine  how empty the life of Paul would have been without all the challenges he went through:

24 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, 5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often.

From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness — 28 besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches…. I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands. 2Cor11:24-28

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2Cor12:7-10

22 Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods. 23 And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. 24 Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed. 27 And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself. 28 But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.” 29 Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized.Acts16:22-33

 Without all these challenges, the Church including you and I would have been robbed of the incredible revelation knowledge he was privilege to receive from the Lord. He paid the price and obtained the prize which we now enjoy: what we have and who we are in Christ.

It is doubtless not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago — whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows — such a one was caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I know such a man — whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows — 4 how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.2Cor12:1-4

Through the rough times he was made tough to fulfil his reason for being, his vision. His light affliction worked for him an exceeding weight of eternal glory. All things worked together for good for him because he loved God and was called according to the purpose of God. We saw how neither death nor life nor tribulation, distress, persecution, famine nakedness, peril or sword, height nor depth, principalities, powers, demons could separate him from the love of Christ.

We saw how these oppositions and contentions brought promotion. Adversity brought maturity, integrity and well-rounded prosperity. The eagle was allowed to live in the wild face the trials of life and reign through them to fulfil his vision. A pastor in Afghanistan, facing persistent persecution and torture was offered visa to the US where he could preach freely without any harassment and live in relative comfort. He turned it down! Why? He preferred the ‘wild’ where he could fulfil vision, be himself and at the centre of the will of God for his life. Those who offered him the window of opportunity meant well but it was Satan dangling the carrot in disguise. He was wise to refuse the offered. He would rather die doing the will of God than enjoy the fleeting, transient, passing pleasures of life and be unfulfilled.

 Another pastor in Zaria, Nigeria, lived constantly with his life in his hands because of Muslim fanatics who had sworn to kill him and his family and raze his church to the ground. They asked him to leave but he refused because God had planted him there. He knew that outside that place he would be like a fish out of water. On one occasion a mob surrounded his car and wanted to use a dagger to thrust through the roof of the car to finish him off, and his wife was screaming. He told her to stop screaming and that God had put them there and if He wanted them to me martyred, then so be it. He would rather die in the will of God than live outside it.

So where does that leave you and I? We too will be tempted to opt for the easy way out- path of least resistance and disturbance, remain in our comfort zone or leave the centre of God’s will for Satan’s palace of passing pleasure at God’s displeasure or rendezvous of ruin; a one way ticket to prison.

Abraham was told : ” Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you. 2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Gen12:1-3)

He got there and there was famine in the Land and he made a detour for Egypt. It is possible to start well and later start straying because of the obstacles we face in doing the will of God. We need to know that temptation will come but God is faithful and will through the temptation make a way of escape, that we may be able to bear. That way of escape may not always be deliverance but can be the power of endurance in the face of calamity or even death or home-going in a blaze of glory.(1Cor10:13)

Abraham had to go back to Canaan to remain in the centre of God’s will to be blessed, fulfilled and have the rest of God.

 Isaac was also tempted to leave Gerar.

 1.There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar. 2 Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 4 And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed;

 He was in fact told not only to stay but to sow in the time of famine. And as he obeyed God did not just bless Him but he had a hundred-fold return. It is no different for you and I. There is a place for you; a Promised Land, your domain, like the skies for the eagle. It is a good land where you will be free to be who God called you to be but there are giants there. There will be Goliath there to frighten you off. Lions and bears will raise their ugly heads and challenge you and I. Some people will give you safe haven ( out of sympathy) that look like heaven but in reality this will be hell to you if you are conned to trade our inheritance for a pot of soup, like Esau. Your freedom will be gone. You will be existing and not living, like the eagle. The accomplishments that would have been possible with the challenges you will face would be lost forever. Stand to see your salvation! You will not die before your time. All things will work together for your good because you love God and are called according to purpose. Your affliction will work for you. Remember: if we suffer with Him will also reign with Him..

 

©Fenny West2012

This is my King (by Fenny West)

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He is Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father , 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,   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.  Isa9:6-7

He took away our sin

29        The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!Jn1:29

He has a Name above every other name

5          Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name,10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  Phil2:5-10

He is the Express Image of the Father

1            God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;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, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,4 having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.Heb1:1-4

He is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last

8     “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.Rev1:8,11,18

He is the resurrection and the Life

25   Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.26 And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”Jn11:25

He is the Way, the Truth and the Life

6     Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.Jn14:6

58   Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” Jn8:58

 

He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords

11   Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

        KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.  Rev19:11-16

He is the Stone which the builders rejected that is now the Chief Corner Stone

11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Acts4:11

He made the heaven and earth, and the sea

“Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them,25 who by the mouth of Your servant David have said:

       ‘ Why did the nations rage,

       And the people plot vain things?

26     The kings of the earth took their stand,

       And the rulers were gathered together

       Against the LORD and against His Christ.’

Acts4:25-26

He is the Firstborn, Preeminent One, Creator of all, who sustains all

15   He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Col1:15-18,19-20

In Him we live, move and have our being

28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring Act17:28

He was from the Beginning

1  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life —2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear witness, and declare to you that eternal life which was with the Father and was manifested to us1Jn1:1-2

In Him the Father is well-pleased

16        When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him.17 And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matt3:16-17

 

 

Today, There is Melody ( Fenny West)

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Today, There is Melody  

Ch: Today, today, there is melody in my heart, today
(For my God)
Today, today, there is melody in my heart, today
X2

What looked so impossible
The Lord made it possible.
(Today, today, there is melody in my heart, today.)

Ch
That which was a big trial
Has become a big triumph.
(Today,today,there is melody in my hear, today.)
Ch
He’s turned my opposition,
Into a big promotion.
( )
That which was a big barrier,
Has become a big blessing.
( )
With joy He has filled my heart
So I will praise Him from my heart.
()
Ch
Into my life He brought Praise
So today His praise I raise.
()
Chx2

O give thanks unto the Lord
For His mercies forever endures.
()

He’s a faithful God,
Powerful God,
Merciful God,
I will trust Him.

 

 9 When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was.10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.11 And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.Matt2:9-11

 

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Today, there is Melody ( by Fenny West)

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Today, There is Melody   
there is melody in my heart, today
(For my God)

What looked so impossible
The Lord made it possible.
(Today, today, there is melody in my heart, today.)

That which was a big trial
Has become a big triumph.
(Today, there is melody in my hear, today.)

He’s turned my opposition,
Into a big promotion.

That which was a big barrier,
Has become a big blessing.

With joy He has filled my heart
So I will praise Him from my heart.

Into my life He brought Praise
So today His praise I raise.

O give thanks unto the Lord
For His mercies forever endures.

He’s a faithful God,
Powerful God,
Merciful God,
I will trust Him.