If My People… ( by Fenny West)

If My People…


If my people
Who are called by my Name
Shall humble themselves and pray
And seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

then will I hear from heaven,

and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.

Oh Lord, Your people who are called by Your Name,

do humble ourselves and pray and

seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways.
Oh Lord, hear from heaven

and Lord forgive our sins

and Lord heal our land.

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Oh Lord, hear from heaven and Lord forgive our sins and Lord heal our land.
Oh Lord, hear from heaven and Lord forgive our sins and Lord heal our land.
Oh Lord, hear from heaven and Lord forgive our sins and Lord heal our land.

14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2Chro7:14

30 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

15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” Ps50:15

3 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
Jer33:3

7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?

1 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,

7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”Luke18:1,

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 and observe Your 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.
7 We have acted very corruptly against You, and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, nor the ordinances which You commanded Your servant Moses.
8 Remember, I pray, the word that You commanded Your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations;
9 but if you return to Me, and keep My commandments and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and bring them to the place which I have chosen as a dwelling for My name.’
10 Now these are Your servants and Your people, whom You have redeemed by Your great power, and by Your strong hand.
11 O Lord, I pray, please let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servant, and to the prayer of Your servants who desire to fear Your name; and let Your servant prosper this day, I pray, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.” For I was the king’s cupbearer. Neh1:4-11

4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments,
5 we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.
Dan9:4-5

How Loving and Caring (by Fenny West)

How Loving, How Caring! 

“I heard Him say, “Go there and speak” 
But I ran away, boarded a ship
Like the Titanic, I was bold.
I was wise in my way, in my eyes. 
Unbeknown to me, I leaked and was weak. 
I had betrayed myself, my soul sold. 

And down I went, drowning 
to a point of no return. 
Then I remembered my fault 
And cried out to Him. 
In the depths I raised a hymn of praise, 
I worshipped my Maker for His mercy, 
His wisdom, power, sovereignty. 
Like Paul and Silas, I was not silenced, 
Even in the rain, pain and grave. 

He was moved, quickly forgave
Commanded an earthquake 
To wash me ashore. 
And there I was, 
Even with a pillow 
Under my head. 
How loving, how caring! 

Fenny West 
©2019

 

Trust In the Son and Live ( by C.H. Spurgeon)

Trust in the Son and Live

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“If they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?” Luke 23:31

Among other interpretations of this suggestive question, the following is full of teaching: “If the innocent substitute for sinners, suffer thus, what will be done when the sinner himself–the dry tree–shall fall into the hands of an angry God?” When God saw Jesus in the sinner’s place, he did not spare him; and when he finds the unregenerate without Christ, he will not spare them. O sinner, Jesus was led away by his enemies: so shall you be dragged away by fiends to the place appointed for you. Jesus was deserted of God; and if he, who was only imputedly a sinner, was deserted, how much more shall you be? “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” what an awful shriek! But what shall be your cry when you shall say, “O God! O God! why hast thou forsaken me?” and the answer shall come back, “Because ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh.” If God spared not his own Son, how much less will he spare you! What whips of burning wire will be yours when conscience shall smite you with all its terrors. Ye richest, ye merriest, ye most self-righteous sinners–who would stand in your place when God shall say, “Awake, O sword, against the man that rejected me; smite him, and let him feel the smart forever”? Jesus was spit upon: sinner, what shame will be yours! We cannot sum up in one word all the mass of sorrows which met upon the head of Jesus who died for us; therefore it is impossible for us to tell you what streams, what oceans of grief must roll over your spirit if you die as you now are. You may die so, you may die now. By the agonies of Christ, by his wounds and by his blood, do not bring upon yourselves the wrath to come! Trust in the Son of God, and you shall never die.

You Need a Battle Buddy

You Need a Battle Buddy
by Rick Warren

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so God   can heal you. When a believing person prays, great things happen.” (James   5:16 NCV)

People don’t go to war by themselves. It would be a suicide mission.   Someone has to have your back.

You need a battle buddy.

The same is true in the spiritual battles we all face. You can’t go to   war against lustful thoughts, dishonesty, addictions, and fear by yourself.   You’ll be doomed to fail.

If all you want is to be forgiven, admit your sin and brokenness to   God. If you want to make a change, admit it to someone else.

Revealing your sin is the beginning of healing. You don’t have to   admit your sin to everyone. But you need to admit it to someone. You need one   person who’ll love you unconditionally, accept you completely, and pray for   you constantly. You need someone of the same gender to be open and honest   with.

The Bible says in James 5:16, “Confess your sins to each other and   pray for each other so God can heal you. When a believing person prays, great   things happen” (NCV).

When you confess your sins to someone else, you open the relief valve   and take the pressure off. Suddenly, the boogieman isn’t so big.

Often sin is a cycle. You start out humbly asking God for help, so he   gives you the power to make it. After about six months of success, you start   getting prideful. Then, you fall. And, in humility again, you ask God for   help. If you could stay in that spirit of humility, you’d be good. But pride   always returns.

You can’t kick that kind of cycle without friends who’ll pray for you,   care for you, encourage you, and keep you on track. When success comes,   they’ll help you keep your perspective so your humility stays in check.

That’s why local churches are so important. But you can attend many   churches for years and never put yourself in a situation where you know   others and are known by others. Make the effort to find a small group of   believers in a local church with whom you can be open and honest.

To think you can quit a bad habit without being honest about it with   others is simply a cop out. It never works. You guarantee failure when you do   that.

Talk It Over

What sin in your life do you need to confess to another person?

– To whom in your life can you confess your sin?

– What frightens you about revealing your sin to someone else?

 

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The Son of Jesse

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The Son of Jesse

With mother not married

Yet with a destiny

impressive and varied.

 

Ushered a New Beginning

Not without much palaver

From insane Saul- the King

Who was as cruel as Lucifer.

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Beloved was his name

And his music so, so sweet

His Psalms brought him fame

Everywhere on every street.

 

Playing for deranged King Saul

Her was healed and refreshed

And even delivered tall

So much to be relieved and blessed.

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As a boy, Goliath felled

Turning on the light for Israel

In God’s secret place he dwelt

And so will his music forever sell.

 

 

When women’s silly songs

Made him Saul’s enemy

Brought him so much pain and wrong

Unexpected protracted acrimony.

 

Deliverer became a fugitive

In the camp of the Philistines

Yet he was able to forgive

When the King was netted in his inn.

 

The psalms and poems kept coming

In waves, in leaps and bounds

From his wilderness wanderings

Leaving and indelible endearing sound.

 

Then one day, Saul and son fell

And he wrote a sweet psalm for them

So deeply mournful, it went down well

God was his root and his stem.

 

Man after God’s own heart

Man sold out to God

Loving Him with all his heart

Wallowing daily in His word.

 

This was a man of courage

Man of great incredible faith

Started living for God at an young age

And went from strength to strength.

 

Absalom, his son usurped his throne

Sending dad fleeing, crest fallen

Disinherited by bone of his bone

With a payment for forgiveness given.

 

The usurper was caught by his hair

His beauty became his snare

Cutting himself off as an heir.

Many wee gobsmacked as they stared.

Dad wept bitterly for the lad

To the dismay of his henchmen

His deep sorrow made them feel bad

They felt like those trapped in a lion’s den.

 

 

When kings went to war

The King stayed at home

It was against the law

Soon his eyes began to roam.

 

Then he beheld beautiful Bathsheba bathing

Could not take his longing eyes away

Soon lust of the flesh and eyes were beckoning

And the man of God fell headlong, went astray.

 

 

God would not spare the King

Sent Prophet Nathan on an errand

It was a great task- very difficult thing

But the prophet followed God’s command.

 

 

 

The King was approached with wisdom

An allegory was his window of opportunity

And soon the repented of his whoredom

His sin he admitted and pleaded guilty.

 

 

Out came the psalm of contrition

Psalm fifty-one: against You, I have sinned

From this we learn a great lesson

None is immune from sin.

 

Solomon came soon after

A King with wisdom beyond compare

Also endowed with wealth like no other

Carried the baton like his father.

 

God is all-knowing and all-seeing

You can run but you can’t hide

But He is also forgiving

When we repent without pride.

 

 

 

He was a man of covenant

Understood the meaning of friendship

As forgiving as he was gallant

Even death did not end relationship.

 

Jonathan-his friend, he honoured

As Mephibosheth he restored

The cripple was elevated

Even though he was very surprised.

 

This man recycled men rejected

Into a formidable mighty army

His fighting spirit in them injected

And they routed every enemy.

 

He fell many, many times

But he sought the face of God

And God answered many, many times

In keeping with His word.

 

 

This man teaches us courage, devotion

Discipline, dexterity, leadership, contrition

Compassion, friendship, covenant knowledge

Repentance, honour, patience, faith, pledge

Love, wisdom, determination, boldness, kindness

Industry, creativity, diligence, focus and fear of God.

 

2 Samuel 23

1 Now these are the last words of David. Thus says David the son of Jesse; Thus says the man raised up on high, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel:

 

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Adultery and Idolatry

Adultery and Idolatry

 

Adultery and Idolatry

Run concurrently,

Like smoke and fire

In the sea of sin or mire.

They are two pitfalls

That can stall,

Halt and floor

Great and small.

 

As Israel so are we

And so can be

We can’t play with fire

And meet His desire.

 

But if we return

And completely turn

His love will lift

And His anger shift.

 

He will forgive

And we will live.

We will bloom

Like lily blossom.

 

Healing will flow.

His wind will blow

Bringing sweet fragrance

Of His glorious presence.

 

 

Isn’t it amazing how often we ‘re unemployed and pray for employment and the job comes and it steals our heart for the things of God; we are single and we pray for a spouse and the spouse comes and God takes a second place; we pray for the discovery of our ministry and it comes and we are too busy fulfilling our vision that God- the Giver of the vision- takes a back seat?

Lord, open my eyes to see

The ploy of my enemy

and avoid the pit dug for me

That I may bring you glory.

 

 

2     When the LORD began to speak by Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea: ” Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry And children of harlotry, For the land has committed great harlotry By departing from the LORD.”

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Hosea 14: Israel Restored at Last

1     O Israel, return to the LORD your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity;

2     Take words with you, And return to the LORD. Say to Him, ” Take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously, For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.

4     ” I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from him.

5     I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, And lengthen his roots like Lebanon.

6     His branches shall spread; His beauty shall be like an olive tree, And his fragrance like Lebanon.

7     Those who dwell under his shadow shall return; They shall be revived like grain, And grow like a vine. Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

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