God Is Good
“Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me. I am exhausted from crying for help; my throat is parched. My eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for my God to help me.” Psalms 69:1-3 NLT
Are you there? Are you in a place of deep trouble? Are you discouraged or depressed? Do you feel like the ground beneath you is like quick sand? Are you trying hard, yet the problem is worsening? Have you become worn out from crying for help? Are you thirsting for a time of refreshing? Have you poured out your soul in tears and do your eyes puff with the swelling? Life is hard and unfair sometimes. We long for rest. We are desperate for rescue. If only we could get a foothold, we think. When life is unfair, God is good! When life is scary, God is good! When life changes, God is good! When life is sad, God is good! Our hope is in God! He is the only One who understands and can help us through this maze of life. He will grant us seasons of respite when we need them most. So often, when things are challenging, we lose our perspective and we become disoriented and disillusioned. In those times it is easy to lose sight of the goodness of God! Today, let us not forget in the darkness what God has revealed in His light! May we never forget the good that He has done for us. After all, He has paid for our sin and offers us the lifeline of salvation through Jesus Christ, His Son, our Lord! God has made a way for us to know His goodness! He took our punishment upon Himself so we could know how GOOD He is!!! God is good!!! Let's never forget that!!
How About You?
Good morning! I am sorry that I missed yesterday. Here it is. I pray you will be blessed in Jesus Name!
"Your procession has come into view, O God— the procession of my God and King as he goes into the sanctuary. Singers are in front, musicians behind; between them are young women playing tambourines. Praise God, all you people of Israel; praise the Lord, the source of Israel’s life. Look, the little tribe of Benjamin leads the way. Then comes a great throng of rulers from Judah and all the rulers of Zebulun and Naphtali. Summon your might, O God. Display your power, O God, as you have in the past. The kings of the earth are bringing tribute to your Temple in Jerusalem. Rebuke these enemy nations— these wild animals lurking in the reeds, this herd of bulls among the weaker calves. Make them bring bars of silver in humble tribute. Scatter the nations that delight in war. Let Egypt come with gifts of precious metals; let Ethiopia bring tribute to God. Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth. Sing praises to the Lord. Interlude Sing to the one who rides across the ancient heavens, his mighty voice thundering from the sky. Tell everyone about God’s power. His majesty shines down on Israel; his strength is mighty in the heavens. God is awesome in his sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!” Psalms 68:24-35 NLT
God's procession is ongoing! He has been the victor for all the ages. One day, all kings will tremble before Him and all men will bow down to proclaim Him as Lord! The procession of the ages will take place when all saints from every generation will be gathered from every tribe, tongue, and nation. Then, we will lift our voices in one mighty chorus and declare His Lordship and His redemption of the saved! “Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder: “Praise the Lord! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself. She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.” For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people. ”Revelation 19:6-8 NLT Even the angels ascribe to Him this praise. “Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered— to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.” And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.”” Revelation 5:11-13 NLT I am so glad, by God's grace, that I will be a part of that celebration. How about you?
In Christ, We Win
But God will smash the heads of his enemies, crushing the skulls of those who love their guilty ways. The Lord says, “I will bring my enemies down from Bashan; I will bring them up from the depths of the sea. You, my people, will wash your feet in their blood, and even your dogs will get their share!””
Psalms 68:21-23 NLT
The enemies of God and His children will have their day of reckoning. Though our enemies taunt and fight against us, the day of their defeat is definite. No matter what strategic advantages they may seem to have, God is the victor! From the top of the mountain peaks (Bashan in the above text) to the depths of the ocean floor, God is Sovereign! He cannot be defeated! There is no power of any kind that can overcome the all powerful Creator! No army has ever marched and no weapon has ever been developed that can defeat Him! He is the all time, undisputed, undefeated champion! He is the Captain of the conquerors, Leader of the legislators, Overseer of the overcomers, Master of the mighty, Potentate of the powerful! The world may boast itself in its finite prowess but it will, one day, bow in worship to the One True God! “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11 NLT Lift up your heads weary saints. The war has already been won! In Christ, we win!!
The Lord Who Saves
“Our God is a God who saves! The Sovereign Lord rescues us from death.” Psalms 68:20 NLT
Here in this scripture we read a declaration that God is our deliverer, rescuer, and victor. In Him we have victory!! In ourselves, we are lost and defeated. Only God can redeem us for the awful clutches of sin and death. Sin, the source of all our struggles, holds us captive and demands a ransom. That ransom is the blood of a perfect sacrifice. None of us are perfect!! What, then, do we do? If no human descendant of Adam is perfect, because of our inherent sinful nature, then where do we turn? We turn to someone who was human but had God as His Father! You see, the problem had to do with the blood line. The descendants of Adam had his nature, sin. “When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.” Romans 5:12 NLT The only hope of redemption was for someone to be born of woman, yet have God as His Father! By the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ became incarnate (in human flesh). He was conceived in the womb of a virgin named Mary (see Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, and Luke 1:26-34) and had the blood line of His Father, God! “This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:18 NLT His blood was free from the depravity of Adams nature. “But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ. And the result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result of that one man’s sin. For Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s free gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins. For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ. Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.” Romans 5:15-19 NLT He was sinless!!! “And you know that Jesus came to take away our sins, and there is no sin in him.” 1 John 3:5 NLT “This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.” 1 John 1:5 NLT “So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin.”
Hebrews 4:14-15 NLT He lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death on the cross as payment for the sins of all mankind, and three days later, He got up from the grave!!! “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 NLT (Someone ought to be shouting right now) Jesus Christ is the Lord Who Saves! God stepped into a man's body in the person of Jesus Christ! This man was no ordinary man. He was God and man! 100% God, 100% man. “For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.” Colossians 2:9 NLT Only a perfect, sinless sacrifice would atone for Adams sin! Jesus did just that!! Through Him we have salvation! He is the Lord of Salvation! Through Him we have victory! “For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:56-57 NLT “He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.” Ephesians 1:7 NLT In Him we are saved and given deliverance!!! He, indeed, is the LORD WHO SAVES!!!
God Carries Us In His Arms
“Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. ” Psalms 68:19 NLT
What a comforting realization that God carries us in His arms each day! This reminds me of the "Footprints In The Sand" poem. Most of you have probably read it or heard it read. Just in case you haven't, here it is:
"One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it.
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."
The LORD replied:
"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."
God has His Mighty arms beneath us each step of the way! Rest in that fact today!!
God Will Live Among Us
“The mountains of Bashan are majestic, with many peaks stretching high into the sky. Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountains, at Mount Zion, where God has chosen to live, where the Lord himself will live forever? Surrounded by unnumbered thousands of chariots, the Lord came from Mount Sinai into his sanctuary. When you ascended to the heights, you led a crowd of captives. You received gifts from the people, even from those who rebelled against you. Now the Lord God will live among us there.” Psalms 68:15-18 NLT
In Numbers 21:33-35 and Deuteronomy 3:1-7 we read about the Israelite conquest of the area of Bashan and its king, Og. The Golan heights are a part of this region (see Joshua 21:27). In I Kings 4:13 we read that the area of Argob in Bashan was a commissariat during Solomon's time. In Ezekiel 39:18 we read about the great livestock of rams, lambs, goats, and bulls from Bashan. Psalm 22:12 speaks about the bulls of Bashan as well. Isaiah 2:13, Ezekiel 27:6, and Zechariah 11:2 tell of the mighty oaks there. The fertile plains of Bashan are recognized in Jeremiah 50:19 and Amos 4:1. Here, in today's text, we read of it's mountainous terrain and rugged, majestic peaks. The psalmist asks why these mountains are envious of Zion. Zion was the city of David. David wanted to build God a temple, a place of worship for Yahweh! Jerusalem is now considered Mount Zion, the place of the permanent temple. Mount Zion is a place where worshippers ascend to meet with God! Mountains are massive and spire high into the sky, but no mountain can reach as high as the majesty of Almighty God!! The highest place we can ever travel to is when we bow before God in humility and let Him raise us up to heights unknown to mortal man. No matter how beautiful a place may be, or how pleasurable it may be to its inhabitants or tourists, nothing can compare to one moment in the presence of Jehovah!!! Only in His presence can we find utter fulfillment! Better is one day in His courts than thousands elsewhere! “A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.” Psalms 84:10 NLT I say a great big AMEN!!!!!!! There is no place like home. Home is a right relationship with God, living in His house as our Father! We are welcomed back home through the Lord Jesus Christ! Christ Jesus came down from the Mountain of God (Heaven) and has ascended back to His place in Heaven until He will, one day, return for His worshippers. Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, said this in reference to Psalm 68:18 (part of today's ending text): “For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been called to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, in all, and living through all. However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ. That is why the Scriptures say, “When he ascended to the heights, he led a crowd of captives and gave gifts to his people.” Notice that it says “he ascended.” This clearly means that Christ also descended to our lowly world. And the same one who descended is the one who ascended higher than all the heavens, so that he might fill the entire universe with himself. Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.” Ephesians 4:4-13 NLT “People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem.” Micah 4:2 NLT Come, let's go up to the mountain of the Lord!! One day, we will live in that forever city of New Jerusalem. There, all the nations of the earth will ascend to worship God! He will be it's Temple (see Revelation 21).
At God's Command
“The Lord gives the word, and a great army brings the good news. Enemy kings and their armies flee, while the women of Israel divide the plunder. Even those who lived among the sheepfolds found treasures— doves with wings of silver and feathers of gold. The Almighty scattered the enemy kings like a blowing snowstorm on Mount Zalmon.” Psalms 68:11-14 NLT
At God's command, all of creation submits in obedience. No king will ever reign and no army will ever march that will be as great as He! He is the KING of kings! He is the LORD of lords! “From his mouth came a sharp sword to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will release the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty, like juice flowing from a winepress. On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords.” Revelation 19:15-16 NLT God has often delivered His children (Israel) from their adversaries. In victory He gave them opportunity to joy in Him and enjoy the plunder of the spoils. Hosts of worshippers would chant praises to God for His mighty hand of deliverance. In Exodus 15 we read the victory song of Israel after they had crossed safely to the other side of the Red Sea. “Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; he has hurled both horse and rider into the sea.” Exodus 15:1 NLT What has God delivered you from? What enemy has He cast down for you to have victory? Sing His praises! He is the Mighty Deliverer!!! The greatest enemy He has delivered us from is sin and death. He has defeated Satan, sin, sickness, sorrow, and suffering. He is The Savior!!! Through Jesus Christ we have victory! “But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57 NLT “For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. And the last enemy to be destroyed is death.”
1 Corinthians 15:25-26 NLT “Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder: “Praise the Lord! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself. She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.” For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.” Revelation 19:6-8 NLT His people should rise in a united triumphal march as we proclaim His saving power. The day will come when we will all (the born again) cry in unison the victory song of the redeemed! “And I saw a great white throne and the one sitting on it. The earth and sky fled from his presence, but they found no place to hide. I saw the dead, both great and small, standing before God’s throne. And the books were opened, including the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to what they had done, as recorded in the books. The sea gave up its dead, and death and the grave gave up their dead. And all were judged according to their deeds. Then death and the grave were thrown into the lake of fire. This lake of fire is the second death. And anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:11-15 NLT A new Heaven and Earth are awaiting the redeemed. On that Day, the old will be gone! The saints will rule and reign on this earth the way God intended from the beginning. Then, we will sing his praises eternally!! “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the old heaven and the old earth had disappeared. And the sea was also gone. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.”” Revelation 21:1-5 NLT “And they sang a new song with these words: “You are worthy to take the scroll and break its seals and open it. For you were slaughtered, and your blood has ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation. And you have caused them to become a Kingdom of priests for our God. And they will reign on the earth.” Then I looked again, and I heard the voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and of the living beings and the elders. And they sang in a mighty chorus: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered— to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.” And then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea. They sang: “Blessing and honor and glory and power belong to the one sitting on the throne and to the Lamb forever and ever.” And the four living beings said, “Amen!” And the twenty-four elders fell down and worshiped the Lamb.” Revelation 5:9-14 NLT
Rest in Him
“O God, when you led your people out from Egypt, when you marched through the dry wasteland. The earth trembled, and the heavens poured down rain before you, the God of Sinai, before God, the God of Israel. You sent abundant rain, O God, to refresh the weary land. There your people finally settled, and with a bountiful harvest, O God, you provided for your needy people.” Psalms 68:7-10 NLT
God provided for His people, Israel, as they traveled through the wilderness from Egypt to Canaan. He provided water and food to approximately three million people. There wasn't a single day that He was not faithful to provide for them as they made the Exodus journey. There were no grocery stores, convenient stores, hotels, motels, central air or heat, running water, indoor plumbing, electricity, public safety to escort or to call on in an emergency, etc. God was their all in all. He, personally, brought them out and provided every need. He performed miracles in the desert. He caused a rock to spew water (see Exodus 17:6). He placed manna on the ground each day of the week (except the sabbath - see Exodus 16) so they could eat. He provided quail when they complained about the manna (see Numbers 11:31-35). He stood as a cloud by day and a fire by night (see Exodus 13:21). He parted the Red Sea, led the Israelites across the sea floor on dry ground, and then allowed the Egyptian army to pursue. Once the Israelites were safe on the other side, He drowned the Egyptians in the same waters (see Exodus 14) After wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, because of their complaining and unbelief, they finally reached the promised land. He gave them bountiful harvests, houses they didn't have to build, lands they didn't have to pay for, and vineyards they didn't have to grow (see Joshua 24:13-15). He gave them victory over what appeared to be superior forces because God was their Commander in Chief. God took care of them each step of the way.
Today, remember His faithfulness in the past. Trust Him in the present and leave the future in His trustworthy hands. Live in the sure presence and provision of the ALMIGHTY. If He is your LORD, rest in Him. He won't forsake or fail you! “Don’t love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.”” Hebrews 13:5 NLT
God, a Compassionate Father
"Father to the fatherless, defender of widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” Psalms 68:5-6 NLT
God is a compassionate Father. He cares for the fatherless, the lonely, and the weak. Are you one of those today? If so, let God draw close to you and embrace you in His loving bosom. His heart is close to those who are crushed in spirit. “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalms 34:18 NLT God is watching our lives. He concerns Himself, especially, with the widows and orphans. “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.” James 1:27 NLT In the greatest sermon ever preached (The Sermon On The Mount - Jesus - Matthew Chapters 5-7) Jesus makes this statement:
“Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12 NLT Treat others as if you were them! Consider the plight of other people, not just your own. You aren't any better than the next person. We are all a bunch of dysfunctional misfits who need Jesus. But for His grace, we would all be headed for a devils hell! Live by these words today: “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’ “Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink? Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ “And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’” Matthew 25:34-40 NLT
“Sing praises to God and to his name! Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds. His name is the Lord — rejoice in his presence! Psalm 68:4 NLT
God's name was sacred and incommunicable to the Jewish people. YHWH (Yahweh or Jehovah) was His most identified name. The Jewish people thought of God's name as utterly sacred and did not want to utter it in words. Names and titles have been given to Him in many distinctions. Here are some:
• Adonai (Lord God) “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, who lives from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and amen!” Psalms 41:13 NLT
• Elohim (Father God, God the Creator) “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy.” Psalms 68:5 NLT
• El -Roi (The God who sees me) “The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him.” Nahum 1:7 NLT
• El-Shaddai (God Almighty) “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalms 91:1 NLT
• El-Olam (The eternal God) “The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He drives out the enemy before you; he cries out, ‘Destroy them!’” Deuteronomy 33:27 NLT “Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding.” Isaiah 40:28 NLT
• Yahweh - (God) Most often used in Hebrew Scripture and expanded to Jehovah“But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” God replied to Moses, “ I AM WHO I AM. Say this to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations.” Exodus 3:13-15 NLT
• Yahweh Tsebaoth (The Lord of Hosts)“He (David - added for clarity) led them to Baalah of Judah to bring back the Ark of God, which bears the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies (hosts - added for clarity) , who is enthroned between the cherubim.” 2 Samuel 6:2 NLT “When he had finished his sacrifices, David blessed the people in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies (hosts)." 2 Samuel 6:18 NLT
• Yahweh Tsuri (God is my Rock)“For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock?”
Psalms 18:31 NLT
• Yahweh Shalom (The God of Peace) “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 KJV “For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us.” Ephesians 2:14 NLT
• Yahweh Nissi (The Lord is my Banner) “May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory and raise a victory banner in the name of our God. May the Lord answer all your prayers.” Psalms 20:5 NLT
• Yahweh Ropheka (The Lord who heals) “He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.”” Exodus 15:26 NLT
• Yahweh Yireh (God provides)“Then Abraham looked up and saw a ram caught by its horns in a thicket. So he took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering in place of his son. Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”” Genesis 22:13-14 NLT
• Yeshua (Jesus) “Once again the people picked up stones to kill him. Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone me?” They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to be God.”” John 10:31-33 NLT “For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body.” Colossians 2:9 NLT Jesus is the manifestation of the unseen Spirit God! “For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”” John 4:24 NLT In Jesus Christ, God revealed Himself to the world in human form. “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together.”
Colossians 1:15-17 NLT In His Name we praise and magnify the very God of all creation! Let us praise and magnify His Name today!!
Rev. Curtis Norris