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THE LORD GOD OMNIPOTENT REIGNS

WHO IS ISRAEL? - LOST TRIBES

CHRIST'S MILLENNIAL KINGDOM ON EARTH

WARNING

SEEK YE THE LORD by LINDA MARIE

TESTING THE SPIRITS by LINDA MARIE

POEMS by LINDA MARIE

GOD'S PLAN FOR OUR SPIRITUAL WARFARE

CHRIST'S RETURN

UNFATHOMABLE

TRUTHS FROM GOD’S WORD

FRED'S PAGE - GOD ANSWERS PRAYER

POEMS, DREAMS AND TESTIMONIES BY VISITORS

LINKS AND BANNERS

MARTYRDOM OF THE SAINTS

THE SIXTH BOWL WATCH OF THE SAINTS

THERE IS A RIVER

TRIBUTE TO UNCLE LUDGER HATT - Killed, Serving His Country, In WW2

THINKING ABOUT THE LOSS OF LOVED ONES

GOD'S WHIRLWIND OF CHARIOTS AND FIRE









Longing Soul


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JESUS CHRIST - The Same - Yesterday, Today and Forever!

He Did It All!

When Jesus Christ was on Earth 2,000 years ago, He said Who He Was and His message is still valid today. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

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He miraculously fed thousands of people from 5 loaves and 2 fish. (Matthew 14:15-21)
He demonstrated that He had authority over food elements and that He could handle feeding a kingdom of people. He called Himself the Bread of Life (John 6:48)

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He cast out spirits. (Matthew 8:16 and 28-34)
He had authority and power over the spirit world of darkness.
He called Himself the Light of the World. (John 8:12)

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He forgave sin. (Matthew 9:6)
He had the power to forgive sin and still does.
He called Himself the Son of Man, Son of God, Seeker and Saver of the lost. (Luke 19:10 John 3:17)

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He healed Peter’s Mother-in-law and countless others. (Matthew 8:14-17)
He had the power and authority to heal physical infirmities.
He called Himself Physician. (Mark 2:17)

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He calmed the sea and walked on water. (Matthew 8:23-27 and 14:22-33)
He had authority and power over the elements of nature.
He called Himself I AM. (John 8:58 Matthew 14:27)

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He taught perfect wisdom, how to pray and offered spiritual food and life.
(Matthew 7:24-29 and 6:9-13 John 6:33,35,38,51)
He had authority to do the will of God the Father Who sent Him to Earth.
He called Himself Teacher. (Matthew 10:24)

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He raised the dead. (John 11:25,40-44 Luke 48:49-56)
He had authority and power over life and death.
He called Himself the Life. (John 11:25 and 14:6)

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He foretold the future. (Matthew 24:29-31)
He had authority to promise that He would come again, and come, He shall.
(Matthew 28:18 Matthew 24:29-31)
He called Himself King. (Matthew 25:31-46)

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Over 2,000 years ago, many believed in this glorious Son of God, but many rejected Him. Now, over 2,000 years later, some people believe in Him and some reject Him. Which one are you?

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PSALM 2 - AN END TIME MESSIANIC PSALM!

Kiss The SON!


Notice the progression in the attitude of the kings and rulers of the Earth toward the anointed Christ. It goes from rage, anger and hatred of Him, before His Return, to a fear of Him after His Return. After Christ establishes His Kingdom, the kings and rulers put on an appearance of pleasure and happiness when in His Presence, but are actually fearful of Him and tremble inside.

In verse 2, the kings, leaders and rulers of the Earth sit down (no doubt around a big u-shaped impressive table) and conspire against the Lord, the Anointed Christ. Verse 1, they are raging and angry, making fruitless and vain plans to try to bring down God. Imagine their suggestions for armament, their puffed up pride and their expressions of hatred toward Him.

In the meantime, verse4, God is laughing at them from Heaven. God can breath on them and make them disappear forever or send them to Hell fire forever, yet they rage and plan on, unaware of their precarious position. God laughs at the futility of their strategic planning. Verses 6-11, God turns the Earth over to Christ, His son. He rules from Mt. Zion, Jerusalem. The kings and rulers have to toe the mark. They are instructed by the Christ they have raged against, He rules them with a rod of iron (iron scepter). They have to serve Him.

Then, verse 12, the leaders are told, ‘kiss the Son, least He be angry at you’. Even if He gets angry with them just a little, they could be ‘goners’. The leaders of the Earth have kissed and bowed down to one another, the time will come when they must kiss, bow down and worship the King of the Universe, the One they have hated, fought and raged against, lest He become angry with them. They must serve Him and they will do it with fear in their hearts. They will make an appearance of being pleased and happy to be in His presence, but they will tremble inside.

Then Psalm 2 ends with, “Blessed are those who put their trust in Him.” There are blessings for those who trust Him. It is an altogether different relationship with Him, it will involve true love and trust.

When reading this, one can see that these are most likely the End Time leaders who gather to battle at Armageddon. Also, it is most likely that people who are not saved will be allowed into the Kingdom, because at the end of the 1,000 years, Satan, after his release from bondage, is able to gather an army to, again, try to take Christ out. Of course, he fails, before he is thrown into Hell fire.

PSALM 2

Psalm 2:1 "Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
Psalm 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His Anointed, saying,
Psalm 2:3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
Psalm 2:4 He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.
Psalm 2:5 Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure.
Psalm 2:6 Yet have I set My King upon My Holy Hill of Zion.
Psalm 2:7 I will declare the decree: the Lord hath said unto Me, Thou art My Son; this day have I begotten Thee.
Psalm 2:8 Ask of Me, and I shall give Thee the heathen for Thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession.
Psalm 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Psalm 2:10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Psalm 2:11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and ye perish from the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in Him."

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Jesus and The Widow!

Jesus Watched The Widow At The Temple - Luke 21:1-4

Luke 21:1 And He looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. Luke 21:2 And He saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. Luke 21:3 And He said, ‘Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: Luke 21:4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.’

Jesus watched the rich men put much money into the Temple treasury. Jesus watched the Widow put only 2 coins in the Temple treasury. These gifts were offerings to God. Jesus said that the Widow actually gave more than the rich men because they gave of their abundance but she gave all that she had to live on.

Take a closer look. To give all that she had would show that the Widow was giving to God because she worshipped and loved Him. It is obvious that God was the Center of her life. Little did she know or realize that Jesus from Nazareth, Who was standing nearby, was God in the flesh. On that day, God was so close all she had to do was reach out and touch Him.

As Jesus watched the Widow, He knew all about her, that her husband had died, and that she was giving all that she had. She gave her all, demonstrating that she was trusting God to supply all her needs. She didn’t give expecting a big windfall of money to be left on her doorstep to replace her last coin.

The Widow had not the slightest thought that throughout the following 2000 years, she and her giving to God would be read about in God’s Word, that Christians would be teaching about her and seeing in her, an example to follow.

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John Beheld HIS Glory!

Here are a few thoughts on the Disciple, John.

John 1:14 - "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth."

When the Son of God became flesh and lived among his creation those 2,000 years ago, John and all the Disciples, among others, looked at Him, followed Him and listened to Him. Jesus Christ was full of grace and truth. John was in awe of Christ, as expressed in 1 John 1:1: - "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, of the Word of life;"

As he walked with Christ, John had the privilege of seeing Jesus, the Son of God, first hand. He heard Him speak, he touched Him, he looked at Him, he walked with Him, he ate with Him, he heard Him pray and he sang with Him. (Matthew 26:30 - “And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.” & John 17)

John had the awesome experience (Matthew 17:1-13) of seeing Christ in His transfiguration on a high mountain. Christ's face shone like the sun, and His garment was as white as the light. John even heard the voice of God from heaven saying, "This is my beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased;" John was so afraid that fell on his face, along with Peter and James.

John also suffered for Christ. He endured tribulation and was exiled to the Isle of Patmos where Christ gave him the prophecy of the book of Revelation. (Revelation 1:9 - “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.”)

How we look forward to the day when we, also, shall see Jesus Christ, shall hear Him sing and shall serve Him as He sits on His throne in Jerusalem and rules the world as KING OF KINGS. (Zephaniah 3:17 - “The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, HE WILL JOY OVER THEE WITH SINGING.” Revelation 22:3 - 4 - “And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him:” “And they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their foreheads.)

Note: MOUNT OF OLIVES - Zechariah 14:4

"And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south."

When Jesus Christ was on Earth, He and His disciples spent much time together on the Mount of Olives. We understand that Christ spent nights there and prayed there. What a glorious day it will be when Jesus returns to Earth and once again stands upon the Mount of Olives. AMEN!! HALLELUJAH!!

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The REDEEMER! Worship the KING!

~~~~~ The REDEEMER ~~~~~

Job 19:25 - "For I know that my Redeemer lives, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth;"

Job 19:25 has always been my favorite Bible verse. It comes from one of the oldest books of the Bible, yet it speaks of a Redeemer and of His stand upon the Earth in the latter day. And to think that we who have been Redeemed, are living in the latter day when the Redeemer shall step down and stand on Earth, is very exciting.

2 Timothy 1:12 - "... for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day."

2 Timothy 1:12 emphasizes a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. One needs not only to know about Christ, but one needs to know Him in a personal way. The verse also looks ahead to the day of His coming. What a privilege to be able to say of Jesus Christ, "I know whom I have believed".

~~~~~ WORSHIP THE KING ~~~~~

Zechariah 14:9 "And the Lord shall be King over all the Earth: in that day shall there be One Lord, and His Name One."

Zechariah 14:16 "And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of Hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles."

Revelation 11:15 "And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in Heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the Kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever."

Revelation 22:1 "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the Throne of God and of the Lamb."

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Psalm 107 - For HE Satisfies The Longing Soul!

The example of God’s dealing with His wilderness people could be applied to His redeemed people of today.
Psalm 107:43 - Who is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.

~~~~ Sin and Rebellion Against God ~~~~

Psalm 107:11 - Because they rebelled against the words of God, and despised the counsel of the most High:

~~~~ Results of Sin ~~~~

They Sit in Darkness - Psalm 107:10 - Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; They Wander in Wilderness - Psalm 107:4 - They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Their Souls Faint - Psalm 107:5 - Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

~~~~ God’s Provision for the Redeemed ~~~~

Psalm 107:1 - O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good: for His mercy endures forever. Psalm 107:2 - Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

In the following verses God’s people cried to Him, in their trouble. What was His response? He delivered them, saved them and brought them out of their distresses

How did He deliver, save and bring out? By leading them in the right way, by bringing them out of darkness, by sending His Word, and by calming the storm. Oh, that God’s people would praise Him for His goodness and works.

Cry 1

Psalm 107:6 - Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.
Psalm 107:7 - And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
Psalm 107:8 - Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(John 14:6 - Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.)

Cry 2

Psalm 107:13 - Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses.
Psalm 107:14 - He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
Psalm 107:15 - Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(John 8:12 - Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life).

Cry 3

Psalm 107:19 - Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and He saves them out of their distresses.
Psalm 107:20 - He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Psalm 107:21 - Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(John 6:63 - … the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life. John 6:68 - Then Simon Peter answered Him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life.)

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Psalm 107:28 - Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and He brings them out of their distresses.
Psalm 107:29 - He makes the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Psalm 107:30 - Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He brings them unto their desired haven.
Psalm 107:31 - Oh that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

(Mark 4:41 - And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him? Matthew 11:28 - Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.)

~~~~ The Results of Such Deliverance ~~~~

Psalm 107:9 - For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

Psalm 107:22 - And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.

Psalms 107:35 - He turns the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

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~~~~ Verses From the Book of Psalms With The Word Cried or Cry in Them ~~~~

Psalms 3:4 - I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill.

Psalms 18:6 - In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before Him, even into His ears.

Psalms 22:5 - They cried unto Thee, and were delivered: they trusted in Thee, and were not confounded.

Psalms 30:2 - O LORD my God, I cried unto Thee, and Thou hast healed me.

Psalms 30:8 - I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication.

Psalms 31:22 - For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before Thine eyes: nevertheless Thou heard the voice of my supplications when I cried unto Thee.

Psalms 34:6 - This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalms 66:17 - I cried unto Him with my mouth, and He was extolled with my tongue.

Psalms 77:1 - I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and He gave ear unto me.

Psalms 88:1 - O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before Thee:

Psalms 119:145 - I cried with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD: I will keep Thy statutes.

Psalms 119:146 - I cried unto Thee; save me, and I shall keep Thy testimonies.

Psalms 119:147 - I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in Thy word.

Psalms 120:1 - In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and He heard me.

Psalms 130:1 - Out of the depths have I cried unto Thee, O LORD.

Psalms 138:3 - In the day when I cried Thou answered me, and strengthened me with strength in my soul.

Psalms 142:1 - I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.

Psalms 142:5 - I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

Psalms 5:2 - Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto Thee will I pray.

Psalms 27:7 - Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.

Psalms 28:1 - Unto Thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if Thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalms 28:2 - Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto Thee, when I lift up my hands toward Thy holy oracle.

Psalms 34:15 - The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and His ears are open unto their cry.

Psalms 34:17 - The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.

Psalms 39:12 - Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not Thy peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with Thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.

Psalms 40:1 - I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Psalms 55:17 - Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.

Psalms 56:9 - When I cry unto Thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

Psalms 57:2 - I will cry unto God Most High; unto God that performs all things for me.

Psalms 61:1 - Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.

Psalms 61:2 - From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalms 86:3 - Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto Thee daily.

Psalms 88:2 - Let my prayer come before Thee: incline Thine ear unto my cry;

Psalms 102:1 - Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto Thee.

Psalms 106:44 - Nevertheless He regarded their affliction, when He heard their cry:

Psalms 119:169 - Let my cry come near before Thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to Thy word.

Psalms 141:1 - Lord, I cry unto Thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto Thee.

Psalms 142:6 - Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.

Psalms 145:19 - He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.

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Our GOD, Our LORD, Our KING - Majestic And Holy! HE Reigns! Bow Down And Worship HIM! Exalt HIM!

Our God Has Such Compassion! He Knows Us And Understands Us!

* We Need Him *

Meditate On Him - In Night Time - As Well As In Daytime

Then What? - Hallelujah! - Look At The Promises From His Word!


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OUR GOD, OUR LORD, OUR KING - MAJESTIC AND HOLY! HE REIGNS! BOW DOWN AND WORSHIP HIM! EXALT HIM!

Psalm 11:4a - “ The LORD is in HIS holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven:”

Psalm 46:10a - “Be still and know that I AM GOD;”

Psalm 93:1, 2 - “The LORD reigns, HE is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith HE hath girded HIMSELF: the world also is established, that it cannot be moved.” “THY throne is established of old: THOU art from everlasting.”

Psalm 95:6 - “O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our MAKER.”

Psalm 96:9a - “O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness:”

Psalm 99:1 - “The LORD reigns; let the people tremble: HE sits between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.”

Psalm 99:5 - “Exalt ye the LORD our GOD, and worship at HIS footstool; for HE is holy.”

Psalm 104:1 -“Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my GOD, THOU art very great; THOU art clothed with honor and majesty.”

Psalm 108:5 - “Be THOU exalted, O GOD, above the heavens, and THY glory above all the earth.”

Psalm 113:5 - “Who is like unto the LORD our GOD, WHO dwells on high,"

OUR GOD HAS SUCH COMPASSION! HE KNOWS US AND UNDERSTANDS US!


Psalm 103:14 - “For HE knows our frame; HE remembers that we are dust.”

Psalm 107:9 - “For HE satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”

Psalm 139:1 - “O lord, THOU hast searched me, and known me.”

Psalm 145:8 - “The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.”

Psalm 147:3 - “He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 147:5 - “Great is our LORD, and of great power: HIS understanding is infinite.”

* WE NEED HIM *

Psalm 34:18 - “ The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit.”

Psalm 42:1 - “As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after THEE, O GOD.”

Psalm 109:22 - “For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.”

Psalm 120:1 - “In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and HE heard me.”

Psalm 130:1 - “Out of the depths have I cried unto THEE, O LORD.”

MEDITATE ON HIM - IN NIGHT TIME - AS WELL AS IN DAYTIME

Psalm 1:2 - “But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in HIS law doth he meditate day and night.”

Psalm 4:4 - “Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.”

Psalm 19:14 - “ Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in THY sight, O LORD, my strength, and my REDEEMER.”

Psalm 63:6 - “When I remember THEE upon my bed, and meditate on THEE in the night watches.”

Psalm 104:34 - “My meditation of HIM shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD.”

Psalm 42:8 - “Yet the LORD will command HIS lovingkindness in the day time, and in the night HIS song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the GOD of my life.”

Psalm 119:55 - “ I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.”

Psalm 149:5 - “Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.”

THEN WHAT? - HALLELUJAH! - LOOK AT THE PROMISES FROM HIS WORD!

Psalm 34:5 - “They looked unto HIM, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.”

Psalm 40:3a - “HE has put a new song in my mouth,”

Psalm 40:4 - “Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust,”

Psalm 37:28 - “For the LORD loves justice, and forsakes not HIS saints; they are preserved forever, …”

Psalm 51 (2,7,10,12,14) - HE will wash, purge and cleanse from sin, making one whiter than snow - HE will create a clean heart - HE will renew a right spirit - HE will restore the joy of salvation - He will uphold with a willing spirit - He will deliver.

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PSALM 100 - COME BEFORE GOD’S PRESENCE


Psalm 100:l Make a Joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Psalm 100:2 Serve the Lord with Gladness: come before His Presence with Singing.
Psalm 100:3 Know ye that the Lord He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the Sheep of His Pasture.
Psalm 100:4 Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving, and into His courts with Praise; be Thankful unto Him, and Bless His Name.

Psalm 100 invites us to enter God’s Presence. A verse in the New Testament, Hebrews 4:16, tells us the same thing, to come “boldly before the throne of Grace”.

In Psalm 100, notice the progression in approaching God's Presence: GATE - COURT - PRESENCE. Enter His GATES with thanksgiving. Enter His COURTS with praise. Come before His PRESENCE with singing.

To think in terms of approaching God, think in terms of walking toward Him, physically. It illustrates how open He is to us spiritually. When we think of approaching God, let us keep in mind the physical aspect of entering any gate or courtyard. We would naturally walk through them on our two feet. Then, think in terms of GOD’S GATE and GOD’S COURTYARD.

To ENTER HIS GATES, we would walk through them.
To ENTER HIS COURTS, we would walk into them.
To COME BEFORE HIS PRESENCE, we would move forward and toward Him, we would not cower outside the Gates. Then, we would stand before Him. Job was told by God to stand before Him like a man. (Job 38:3)

When praying, we can stand, walk, kneel, or be prostrate. If we were actually in God’s Presence, we would all fall on our faces, fainting with fear. But in this passage of Scripture, God is teaching us not to fear Him, but to approach Him openly and standing on our two feet, spiritually speaking. It can be said: Kneel Physically but Stand Spiritually, Stand Physically but Kneel Spiritually.

As we have seen, enter and come mean to move forward, to walk toward, right into God’s Presence. A New Testament verse, James 4:8, gives the same invitation, “draw near to God”. Think about it, God is inviting us to come into His Presence. How do we comprehend such a thing? Remember, at the burning bush, Moses was told to take his shoes off because he was on Holy Ground, yet we are invited to come into God's Presence anywhere, any place, shoes and all. (Exodus 3:5)

A friend of mine said, “I took my eyes off the Lord and instead of walking up to His throne, I have been crying outside the Gate and not realizing it was unlocked and that I could just go right in”. We hear Christians say that they bombard the Gates of Heaven with prayer. Why do they stay outside the Gates to pray, when they are welcome to enter, to walk right in?

How, then, do we express ourselves as we approach and move toward God? We use words that come from an attitude of thanksgiving and praise. We sing to Him audibly or silently, out of a singing heart. We are even requested to make a joyful noise unto Him. Colossians 3:16 says to sing to the Lord with Grace in your hearts, with Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.

Not only does God want us to approach Him, He wants us to know Who He is and what He is like. We must know and understand that Our Lord is the One and Only God and King of the Universe and that He is Good, Merciful and Truthful. He will never change. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) James 1:17 says that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down form the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning”.

We ask, why does God want us to approach Him, to come into His Presence? Because He is our Creator and we are His creation, He loves us. We are His People, and the Sheep of His Pasture, He wants us to be near Him. John 4:23 tells us that He searches for true worshipers to worship Him. Responding to God’s invitation will fill our inner beings with the knowledge that He loves and cares for us. Being blessed by such knowledge will stir within us a desire to worship and serve Him with an overflowing gladness of heart.

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THE BURDEN OF HABAKKUK!


As We Read This Book, We Can Understand Habakkuk, Because It Is Descriptive Of The World Today.

Habakkuk 1:1 - The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.
Habakkuk 1:2 - O LORD, how long shall I cry, and Thou will not hear! even cry out unto THEE of violence, and THOU will not save!
Habakkuk 1:3 - Why dost THOU show me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.
Habakkuk 1:4 - Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for the wicked compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds.

Habakkuk Stood Watch!! He Turned To GOD, Accepted His Reproof And Lived By Faith!!

Habakkuk 2:1 - I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what HE will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
Habakkuk 2:2 - And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it.
Habakkuk 2:3 - For the vision is yet for an APPOINTED TIME, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Habakkuk 2:4 - Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH.

In The Meantime - Until HE Comes, We Can Follow Habakkuk’s Example!! See The Words – Rejoice – Joy – Strength - Walk?

Habakkuk 3:18 - Yet I will REJOICE in the LORD, I will JOY in the GOD of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3:19 - The LORD GOD is my STRENGTH, and HE will make my feet like hinds' feet, and HE will make me to WALK upon mine high places.

 
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GOD BLESS AMERICA AND DANIEL'S PRAYER
Daniel 9:3-19


GOD BLESS AMERICA


GOD has been asked over and over to Bless America, through the song GOD Bless America and with signs displaying the same message.

Let me say – GOD HAS BLESSED AMERICA! Now let me ask – what have the people in America done with all the blessings from God? Many in this country are spitting on the blessings and shaking their fists at the GOD WHO has given them.

How Is This So?

GOD has blessed us with freedom of religion. - Yet, as we have witnessed through the news, it would seem that it is becoming free for all, except Christians.

We are blessed with the Word of GOD being available in any shape, size and version. - How many in this country read it, once it is bought? How many follow its teachings? How many want to change what it says?

America has been privileged to carry the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST to the world. – But we are being denied the right to take it into our own schools, public places, judicial system and sources of government.

America is considered to be the first among nations. – How long will it be so, when our HEAVENLY FATHER and HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, JESUS CHRIST, are not welcome in our governmental institutions, courts and schools?

The people in the days of Daniel were punished because of their sin. Any sin in America today? Watch Out! God still knows how to punish! This prayer of Daniel needs to be the prayer of the people of America today.

PRAYER OF DANIEL


Daniel 9:3 - And I set my face unto the LORD GOD, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
Daniel 9:4 - And I prayed unto the LORD my GOD, and made my confession, and said, O LORD, the great and dreadful GOD, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love HIM, and to them that keep HIS commandments;
Daniel 9:5 - We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from THY precepts and from THY judgments:
Daniel 9:6 - Neither have we hearkened unto THY servants the prophets, which spoke in THY name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
Daniel 9:7 - O LORD, righteousness belongs unto THEE, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither THOU hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against THEE.
Daniel 9:8 - O LORD, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against THEE.
Daniel 9:9 - To the LORD our GOD belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against HIM;
Daniel 9:10 - Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our GOD, to walk in HIS laws, which HE set before us by HIS servants the prophets.
Daniel 9:11 - Yea, all Israel have transgressed THY law, even by departing, that they might not obey THY voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of GOD, because we have sinned against HIM.
Daniel 9:12 - And HE hath confirmed HIS words, which HE spoke against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
Daniel 9:13 - As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our GOD, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand THY truth.
Daniel 9:14 - Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our GOD is righteous in all HIS works which HE does: for we obeyed not HIS voice.
Daniel 9:15 - And now, O Lord our GOD, WHO hast brought THY people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten Thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
Daniel 9:16 - O LORD, according to all THY righteousness, I beseech THEE, let THINE anger and THY fury be turned away from THY city Jerusalem, THY holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and THY people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
Daniel 9:17 - Now therefore, O our GOD, hear the prayer of THY servant, and his supplications, and cause THY face to shine upon THY sanctuary that is desolate, for the LORD's sake.
Daniel 9:18 - O my GOD, incline THINE ear, and hear; open THINE eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by THY Name: for we do not present our supplications before THEE for our righteousnesses, but for THY great mercies.
Daniel 9:19 - O LORD, hear; O LORD, forgive; O LORD, hearken and do; defer not, for THINE own sake, O my GOD: for THY city and THY people are called by THY name.


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PERILOUS TIMES - 2 Timothy 3:1


In these days when we are disquieted by the turmoil we see all over the world, we have GOD's Word to assure us that HE is in control and that JESUS CHRIST is Coming Again.

Isaiah 14:24 - "The LORD of HOSTS hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:"

Isaiah 6:10 - "Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, MY counsel shall stand, and I will do all MY pleasure:"

We know that GOD has plans for peace on Earth at the return of JESUS CHRIST and return, HE shall. (Isaiah 9:6-7)

JESUS CHRIST Is Coming Again!!


"FOR I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH, AND THAT HE SHALL STAND AT THE LATTER DAY UPON THE EARTH;" JOB 19:25

"THIS SAME JESUS, WHO IS TAKEN UP FROM YOU INTO HEAVEN, SHALL SO COME IN LIKE MANNER AS YE HAVE SEEN HIM GO INTO HEAVEN." ACTS 1:11

"THEY SHALL SEE THE SON OF MAN COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN WITH POWER AND GREAT GLORY." MATTHEW 24:30

"BEHOLD, HE COMETH WITH CLOUDS, AND EVERY EYE SHALL SEE HIM, AND THEY ALSO WHO PIERCED HIM; AND ALL KINDREDS OF THE EARTH SHALL WAIL BECAUSE OF HIM." REVELATION 1:7

"WHEN HE SHALL COME TO BE GLORIFIED IN HIS SAINTS, AND TO BE ADMIRED IN ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE ......." II THESSALONIANS 2:10

"….. BY THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND BY OUR GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM," II THESSALONIANS 2:1

"WHEN THE SON OF MAN SHALL COME IN HIS GLORY, AND ALL THE HOLY ANGELS WITH HIM, THEN SHALL HE SIT UPON THE THRONE OF HIS GLORY." MATTHEW 25:31

"… THIS WORLD IS BECOME THE KINGDOM OF OUR LORD… HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER …" REVELATION 11:15

"..... HEREAFTER SHALL YE SEE THE SON OF MAN SITTING ON THE RIGHT HAND OF POWER, AND COMING IN THE CLOUDS OF HEAVEN." MATTHEW 26:64

"FOR THE LORD HIMSELF SHALL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT, WITH THE VOICE OF THE ARCHANGEL, AND WITH THE TRUMP OF GOD." I THESSALONIANS 4:16

" ..... WAITING FOR THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST," I CORINTHIANS 1:7

"..... NEVERTHELESS, WHEN THE SON OF MAN COMETH, SHALL HE FIND FAITH ON THE EARTH?" LUKE 18:8

"BE YE, THEREFORE, READY ALSO; FOR THE SON OF MAN COMETH AT AN HOUR WHEN YE THINK NOT." LUKE 12:40

We Have Scoffers In The World.


2 Peter 3:3 - 4 - "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts," "And saying, Where is the promise of HIS coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."

The scoffers are in for a big surprise, they will see the SON of GOD descending from the right hand of GOD the FATHER in Heaven, in all the glorious splendor of HIS Deity.


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The KING OF KINGS Is Coming!


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My JESUS, I Love Thee
Words by: William Ralph Featherstone, 1864.

My Jesus, I love Thee, I know Thou art mine;
For Thee all the follies of sin I resign.
My gracious Redeemer, my Savior art Thou;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I love Thee because Thou has first loved me,
And purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree.
I love Thee for wearing the thorns on Thy brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

I’ll love Thee in life, I will love Thee in death,
And praise Thee as long as Thou lendest me breath;
And say when the death dew lies cold on my brow,
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I’ll ever adore Thee in heaven so bright;
I’ll sing with the glittering crown on my brow;
If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.







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