A New Song In My Mouth

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He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in Him. Psalm 40:3

While He has put a new song in our mouths and even gives one that only the 144,000 can learn, we can sing old hymns, newer contemporary music, and even the Psalms. Singing and music have a way of driving away aches, pains and problems. even David’s harp soothed Saul who was tormented by a demon, though he gave way to hate and idolatry.

( Men cry out — ) Yet they don’t ask, ‘Where is God my Creator, the one who gives songs in the night? Job 35:10 NLT

Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life. Psalm 42:8

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! Psalm 95:2

Sing a new song to the LORD! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD, Psalm 96:1

O Sing to the LORD a new song, For He has done wonderful things, His right hand and His holy arm have gained the victory for Him. Psalm 98:1

Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the godly! Psalm 149:1

Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be made known in all the earth. Isaiah 12:5

Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants. Isaiah 42:10

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Acts 16:25, they are freed from prison.

Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:18-20 NLT

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16

There are many verses about psalms, songs, praise and worship, even harps and music, toehr instruments in the Bible, why not do a study with a Sunday School, Women’s Group or Choir Director and singers or Music Ministers?

And let’s keep singing a new song.

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Sing A New Song

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Sing a new song to the LORD! Let the whole earth sing to the LORD, Psalm 96:1

The whole earth sings to the Lord, what if it is not just people, but the birds that sing and the bees that hum a tune? He did say the rocks would cry out if the people did not praise Him, It is the voice of musical instruments and the softness of rainfall.

It is the wind of the Spirit that moves leaves into clapping hands and bows the the branches in worship, the crunching of walking in the snow. Even the drone of traffic has a sound, the whir of  a helicopter taking off. It is amazing the orchestra around us as we listen to our daily lives.

And behind all this choirs of angels, little glimpses of feathery light wings in the clouds, and sure, He loves the church bells and music on Sundays but what about everyday? As we walk in step with the Holy Spirit of God, our hearts are alive to Him and and even its every beat is rhythmic with His love as a believer, so let’s sing a new song, really, that’s what a psalm, really is.

I will thank the LORD for His righteousness and sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. Psalm 7:17

I will sing to the LORD, for He has been good to me. Psalm 13:6

Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob! Psalm 21:13

Sing to the LORD, O you His saints, and praise His holy name. Psalm 30:4

Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 33:5

But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Psalm 59:16

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth! Psalm 66:1

Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah ( a musical pause ) Psalm 67:4

Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord…Psalm 68:32 NIV

Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob! Psalm 81:1

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout to the rock of our salvation! Psalm 95:1

Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise in the assembly of the godly! Psalm 149:1

If you read this post today, join  me in singing Amazing Grace. Just take a moment to praise the Lord. And if you know a musician, or singer pass along some of the verses.

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They Were Singing A New Song

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…..they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. Revelation 14:3

I just love this verse. God is giving those who have been saved out of the Great Tribulation, who were called out to minister to Israel, a new song all their own. That is something! What they go through will be a future event, and they are called from the twelve tribes of Israel.

Now, you might think, ” How would they know that? ” Most likely, DNA. A lot has not taken place, there is not yet a third temple, which would be where the Al Aksa mosque is now, whether a peace treaty is what allows it, appears to be the likely choice as a strike on Iran could be imminent.

They are sealed in Revelation 7, the angels are told not to allow anything else to happen until they are sealed. These men are virgins, and martyrs, the last being first and first last, they are the firstfruits and follow Christ on Mt. Zion. He is no longer the Lamb that was slain, but victorious, and you will also notice that the tribe of Dan is still missing, as from the Old Testament, replaced by Benjamin.

They are sealed, as we are with the Spirit, they bear the name of Jesus, and the Father, could it be YHVH, Yahweh?  He and the Father are one and have so many names, but the Spirit is the seal and a guarantee on us, what is to come. The Antichrist always attempts to copy God, and will also use a mark.

But here we see them learning a new song just for them, are they taught by angels or Jesus, Himself, He rejoices over us with singing and quiets us with His love. Zechariah 3:17 – Isn’t it wonderful, of course, He is, and it is another name. How wonderful He gives them their own song and like this mystery, He also gives us our own unique gifts, some are for now, others, perhaps even later.

Whether singers or not we can praise Him anyway and just watch what He does as we continue in His Word and His love, you may or may not be familiar with the gifts of tongues or prophesy, but there are tongues for the edification of the church and for personal renewal and refreshing, and prophetic words are also for individuals and groups, the body of Christ as a whole. There are those gifted to sing in the Spirit. He has many gifts for us, and will show us as we study.

We may even get to sing our own song, with Him.

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A New Father

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I can’t remember my father holding me. I know he did, I saw the pictures, but then he was gone. This is the scenario for a lot of girls who grow into women with an orphan spirit, even it they are not, they may even have uncles or stepfathers who are good to them, it isn’t the same.

I can’t count the number of women I have heard testify to this. And are these just average women. What about the abusive kind of father, I have read horror stories. God is not like that, He went out of His way for women, and sent Jesus.

Jesus went out of His way, for the woman at the well, the one with the issue of blood, Mary Magdalene and others. Some were righteous and some sinners, but He showed love to them just the same. Women had no voice in those days, yet, He appeared to them to announce He had been raised from the dead. They were told to tell the disciples, who were hiding in fear of the Jews, their word would not have been credence in a court of law, but Jesus trusted their feet to be beautiful and carry the gospel of peace.

Let me tell you that is one of the reasons spiritual warfare goes after children. The enemy would divide homes and twist the relationships, keeping girls from having an ideal of what man should be and teaching boys to control and abuse them.

We all have a tendency to project our own fathers onto God. And even if you have had the best one ever, it is just not the same. God is love to the highest and fullest. And when you accept Jesus as Lord, you have  new Father, a Heavenly One. Jesus had to die to give us access to His Father, His flesh ripped and He gave up His Spirit, it was like the curtain in the temple, when God was on the mercy seat.

He always, always, and even one more always, refers to Him as the Father, except on the cross when He had to look away, Jesus took the wrath of God for us to be saved. He was despised and rejected of men a man of sorrows, Isaiah 53 tells us and yet, He was never so rejected as when His Father had to give Him up for us.  That was love.

Of course, we have the Word to explain to us that the triune God sent the Spirit to raise Him from the dead, bring the already dead from paradise to heaven, He gave gifts to men, and ascended to the Father as our beloved High Priest forever, now they all three rest on the mercy seat of the heart of believers. I know that is an incredible love.

While we are all loved to an extent by family of friends, it is superseded by the Father’s love. Whether you are two, thirty two or eighty two, He can pick you up and hold you as you rest in His loving arms, safe, secure and sound. He loves you well. His love heals. Your soul is well with Him.

Your new Father should be first on your heart and mind in the morning as the sun kisses you awake, or even the sound of rain lets the beloved sleep. And last on your mind as you fall asleep in the night, with an untroubled heart because of the Son.

I have written and to and talked to many women, some  do foster care, some adopt. I have always endeavored to help children, not always the way I would have liked but I sowed the seeds and it is up to them to make good choices and to choose Jesus. He calls many but few are chosen.

I always thought I chose Him and that was funny because He chose me to carry and share the beauty of His love and words. I have written since I was a child. And no matter how I felt about my life or what was going wrong, what  people said to me or about me, how I was hurt, and the feelings I never understood, the rejection and abandonment I felt that wasn’t all me but being so close to Christ and understanding  His beautiful heart.

Let me assure you, He loves you. As a believer you have new Father, so get to know Him by the Spirit, and let Him deliver you as you grow closer. You know it is much the same as people who adopt, birth parents are just sent their little heavenly bundles but children who are adopted are chosen. And so are you if you have truly believed.

God was kind and decided that Christ would choose us to be God’s own adopted children. Ephesians 1:5 Contemporary English Version

God sent Him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that He could adopt us as His very own children.  Galatians 4:5 New Living

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15

I picked simpler translations to get the point across to those of you who already believe but may be working through some of this, and even for those who don’t know Him, the word predestined may give some pause, He gives everyone a chance to believe…and also,

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, He may give it to you. John 15:16

Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. Galatians 1:4

You may also want to read Psalm 139, how well He knows you. Long before I was born, He knew what He was doing and knew what I would be doing. I really hope this helps someone as it just came across my heart today.

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A New People

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He abolished the Jewish Law with its commandments and rules, in order to create out of the two races one new people in union with Himself, in this way making peace.  Ephesians 2:15 Good News, keep reading, especially, if you are Jewish.

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. ” Matthew 5:17

This is why we are to study. I grew up with the KJV, still have some of it memorized, have forgotten a lot, I know people that will still swear by it, and claim to understand it. But really, do they? I hear how people speak and I know its not old English, pray tell and yea, verily. King James did not write the Bible, the Spirit guided it.

I used to hear about other translations and never read them, but then I dared to study. Some verses are in keeping with the Word. Some are even better and then some like this one, you have to study. I knew when I read this and caught the words new people for my study, that was great but Jesus, Himself,, said He did not come to abolish the commandments or law but fulfill them and He did. He was the only sinless man who could do it as the Son of the living God.

Jesus did die on the cross taking the sins of the world, but you have to believe He was and is the Son of God, died for your sins and confess that, in order to be a new man or woman, boy or girl. God loved you that much, to send His Son, and the prophet Isaiah in chapter 53 prophesied His suffering.

He took all this in His flesh, was punished for our peace, so that there would no longer be Jew or Gentile, or even male and female, He, the Prince of Peace, made the way through His own flesh, a covenant of peace. He came to make peace between heaven and earth, by taking the wrath of God, being crucified and raised from the dead. If you do not accept His love, you profane His sacrifice and will take the wrath to come.

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. Galatians 6:15,  God circumcises hearts.

No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not merely obeying the letter of the law; rather, it is a change of heart produced by the Spirit. And a person with a changed heart seeks praise from God, not from people. Romans 2:29

Now, female circumcision is not what He had in mind at all. Paul is quoting Deuteronomy 10:16, and 30:6. even the prophet Jeremiah ( 4:4 ) saya He circumcises the foreskin of the heart. Jesus, took all this on the cross to bring people together, and yet, His words are a sword that divides, until people, receive the truth and are set free. 

God’s heart is still with the Jews, and while they rejected Jesus as the Messiah, He still has plans to save His people.  That is why it is important to study, He looks at hearts, not if you carry a Bible, or wear a cross, wear a yarmulke, Jesus warned the Jews about outward appearances concerning phylacteries, and praying to be seen and hear of men, that crosses over all religions.

No, He is about hearts and that is what concerns Him. Is you heart right? Other translations use the word annul or nullify, set aside in the verse and one says made of no effect. By not even considering that Jesus was and is the Messiah, do you make His words of no effect? That is what vain repetitions are. 

He really did abolish the sin and hatred, the sickness, disease and guilt, everything, all sacrifices rolled into one, that is what Jesus was and is, but you must seek Him and allow the Holy Spirit to guide you.  A FB friend and fellow blogger recently wrote about how the majority of Americans really don’t believe in the Holy Spirit. That is a crying shame, a large part of my prayers are answered through His intercession, sadly, I could not reach many otherwise.

Jesus gave His life and allowed the worst to come on Him in order to offer us salvation. His very flesh was like the veil of the temple, giving us access to the Father and a God who was once so fierce and frightening, they dared not breath the name of Yahweh. God changed that by giving His Son, He took our place, He was the only perfect sacrifice, and all He wants is for us to believe, obey and follow the Spirit.

Now, Paul, was a Jews, converted on the road to Damascus, formerly, Saul of Tarsus, he persecuted Christians until Jesus spoke to him from heaven, and then he became a convert, and wrote much of the New Testament, explaining about grace and not being under the law. He was not anti Semitic, he was merely a Jew who encountered Jesus. And He still speaks from heaven today. 

See that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused Him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject Him who warns from heaven. Acts 12:25

God has given a prophetic word about braking the bow of Elam, which is Iran. Many could be killed in a future war. I know Messianic ministers in Florida who have seen Jews even in their nineties accept Jesus. And even a woman beaten by a Nazi, and then there is Corrie Ten Boom’s amazing story. It is not too late for the Spirit to visit the darkest of places or even hearts.

Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem. There are terrible times ahead for those who do not believe, but one day Jesus will see the reality of His sacrifice coming to pass, that there is peace and a new people, even it is when comes to defeat the Antichrist.

Whether Jew or Gentile, whatever your religion, please consider the love of Jesus.

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Renew Your Mind

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Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

We all have to renew things, I am about to do that myself. This is a beautiful and sincere prayer, though Jesus cleanses us with the Spirit as we are saved. Remember, the Spirit, only came upon people back in the day, where we have Him in our hearts as believers.

Renewing a right spirit in me refers to our spirits and even attitudes, ask God do make it right or renew it. And renewing our minds. Like we have a new life in Him we are to have His mind also, is He worried or afraid, no, but He knows what it is like.

I know I might not have prayed this exact prayer but I have had to take step back and think  that I didn’t like the way I felt, I didn’t want to give up or act like others. I had to forgive when it was hard to, and even believe God when it looked like things would never change, but I knew I could trust Him with my life. He already had my soul.

Some of you know I am a wordy and while we think we know meanings it often pays to look it up. Renew is to make something new, like new, restore, replenish, revive to take up again,  to begin again or recommence, and even with more strength.

Renewing is more than updating a contract, getting a new license or passport, restocking the pantry or fridge, isn’t it. Let’s look at some more verse on renewing and pray a prayer of renewal to day.  

Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Ephesians 4:23

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like Him. Colossians 3:10 NLT

Mind of Christ

“For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” Romans 11:34

For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus… Phillipians 2:5

Father, help us to renew our minds in Christ, to know your heart and will for us, to renew our spirits and attitudes, and give us a clean heart, in Jesus name.

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New Revelation?

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I know what your thinking. what is she talking about? I see the puzzled look on your face, at least I can guess how you look. I don’t mind. Sometimes teaching can appear to be way out there. But so is God and yet as close as Jesus, and actually all three in your heart.

I have to tell you, our post has nothing to do with the book of Revelation, although it is revealed to John much the same as revelation was given to Samuel. According to the historian, Josephus, he was about twelve or he could have been close to the age of a bar mitzvah, approaching the Jewish rite of passage into manhood.

We read in 1 Samuel 3, that God spoke to Samuel, at first he though it was old Eli Calling him. The aged priest was nearly blind, and of course, we recall how Hannah had prayed for a child and God gave her Samuel. She kept her promise to give him back to the Lord, making him some little clothes and taking him to the temple. Hannah, meaning grace, used the grace God gave her to do this. And he became a prophet.

When Eli told him it was God calling him, it was in a time of spiritual darkness in Israel, and depending on the translation it says, visions or open visions were rare, or NKJV –

Now the boy Samuel ministered to the Lord before Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no widespread revelation. 1 Samuel 3:1

Here is our word revelation, or divine truth. and the Amplified –

Now the boy Samuel was attending to the service of the LORD under the supervision of Eli. The word of the LORD was rare and precious in those days; visions that is, new revelations of divine truth were not widespread.

God spoke to people earlier, and now not so much. While Abraham also heard God, he had a vision of Christ, because the word ram is changed to lamb, but an example of an open vision would be Jacob, and the angelic dream, God was at the top and it gave instructions.

By the time Isaiah and Daniel come along and the closer to the birth of Jesus, and after there are more and even closer to His return. As a believer we are to discern the voice of the Spirit, it is something we learn as we grow in grace. We learn to discern. You can ask the Holy Spirit to help you read or study.

Let’s talk about the baptism of Jesus. When God spoke then, some heard nothing, some thought it was thunder, and others were witnesses to the dove and the voice of God saying He was pleased with His beloved Son. I think this is what will happen at the catching away of 1 Thessalonians 4:17, or the Rapture. Some won’t realize until believers are gone.

Jesus saw in the Spirit, Nathaniel, before He even approached him, He perceived thoughts, and intents of the heart, because He was not only all man but all God with a full measure of the Spirit, while most will not even come close we are able to follow after Him and walk in the Spirit, discerning His voice and not following a strangers.

Not everyone who says they hear God do, they have gone AWOL, ran down the street and been killed by police, persuaded some into cults or suicide. But believers will know the truth. Paul for example had a major experience on the road to Damascus and was a changed man. Like Jesus’ baptism those with him heard nothing but he heard Jesus asking why he persecuted Him. The Spirit must have started him thinking about killing Christians at the stoning of Stephen.

We know He went on to minister and write most of the New Testament. He taught about Jesus fulfilling the law and prophets, giving us grace and truth. He encouraged Jews to leave the ministry of death, the law that only Jesus could fulfill and embrace the ministry of the Spirit, many would try to return to Judaism, and he called the Galatians foolish. And it is true we could never accomplish for ourselves what Christ did. We are saved by grace, not works. Ephesians 2:8, there is plenty to do just sharing His gospel of peace. But explaining grace and truth as opposed to the law, was a new revelation,

Jesus, Himself mentions this, not giving the children’s bread, healing and deliverance, to the woman’s daughter that persists, She is not offended that he says to the dogs, and it could have been more gentle, like puppies. But she dropped her pretense, having called Him rabbi, and said even dogs get the crumbs, He healed the girl, He intend to take the gospel to all.

And then there is John, the last disciple, the one Jesus loved as he called himself, Jesus was able to give him the Revelation that foretells the future events at the end of the church age and into eternity and we are ever closer.

The Holy Spirit teaches you and guides you to truth in all ways. Sometimes, He speaks to you with a verse, or a prophetic word from someone, by hearing something even three times like Samuel, or in an open vision. Peter had a vision, when he did not want to go to Cornelius’ house. He was still thinking food laws but God gave him revelation, divine truth, He intended to save Gentiles and give them the Spirit.

It uses the word trance and I know that conjures up if you will pardon the pun a crystal ball or mediums to most but it is quite the opposite,, he had fallen asleep on the roof before dinner, it is more being still or quiet in the Spirit allowing His will to guide you. For the Spirit to show you things to come, is not the same as fortune telling, that is divination, not divine truth. You have a free will and can choose to love or not, to believe or not, to trust Jesus or not, to be led astray or not, t be misguided or lost or not.

Words spoken over us or given the Spirit are powerful, I got a word the other day, the Lord had been dealing with me and having me pray over a spirit that would hold me back. I got a notice to read a blog post, three times. He was sure telling me something. These words that are so specific are rhema words, they are to be acted upon. When God gives a rhema He often confirms it by a second rhema, that “in the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word (rhema ) be established. II Corinthians 13:1 – The Holy Spirit spoke the rhema to me in prayer, then the post flashed on my screen three times, He was one, I was two and the lady wrote the post, we are all witnesses. That is why it is my prayer that whoever needs to will read  something I write, or even someone else.

Let’s look at the Greek for logos or word –

Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word( logos ) of truth. II Timothy 2:15

Rhema, means to speak –

The words ( rhema ) that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are life. John 6:63

Here are some examples or rhema words:

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word ( rhema ) of God. Romans 10:17

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word ( rhema) of God. Ephesians 6:17

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word ( rhema) Ephesians 5:25–26

If ye abide in me, and my words ( rhema ) abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7

And how about Peter letting down the net after fishing all night and catching nothing, he tried again and brought so many the net was breaking at the rhema of Jesus, Luke 5:5 and Mary accepts God’s rhema about Jesus, how precious was that! Luke 1:38, so rhema words or new revelation or direction, are different to logos and can be a deep study.

The Holy Spirit will never lie and you can trust Him, but I always encourage people to study, we often learn by trial and error but He knows and understands and catches us when we fall. I hope you have revelation of His great love, and as always, it is a joy to share Jesus.

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New Vision

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For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. Habbakuk 2:3

This has always been one of my favorite verses, and I associated it my writing, but it has been so much more. Habbakuk is instructed to write down the vision, many people are doing this even now. I knew it was for a moedim, an appointed time, but when I was reading and even praying it, I did not understand how God kept time.

He is on His calendar and He lives in eternity, so He steps out of it into our realm by the Spirit, to guide and show us things to come, but it is up to us to hold fast to His promises and rhema words that can be specific to us, and we have to remain in His love and will. So, it is a good idea to write the vision, whether it is something specific to God or just your own plans, trust me, His are even better, even if you have missed an appointed time, He can still get it back to you.

Proverbs 29:18 says without vision people perish, but obeying the law blesses them. We are under grace and the commandment Jesus gives is to love, but the verse is no less true.

Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law. ESV  This included the word prophetic, in Samuel’s day there were no open visions but that changed as Christ’s birth drew near and is here by the Spirit and happens as He pours out the Holy Spirit in the last days before His return.

When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful NLT

I have always hated bifocals, I never got the hang of them, so real vision is something I look forward to once more as part of healing. It makes me think of how the scales had to fall from the eyes of Paul, for him to really receive from Jesus. He was blinded after hearing Jesus call him on the road to Damascus.

But Jesus healed many blind people, some may have had a spirit of blindness, some could have sustained injuries or been afflicted with a disease. Some thought it was the man’s sin or his parents and Jesus said neither one.  Whatever the case, he could both heal and forgive.

I like the story of the Jesus healing the man who washed in the pool but his vision was still unclear, Jesus spat on the ground and put the clay on the man’s eyes, I believe He could have made him new eyes right there. If anyone had to spit in my eyes, I’d rather it be Jesus, and he was spat on for me, dear Lord, what love.

So, let’s pray today to receive healing and deliverance from both real and spiritual blindness, in His name, may He touch our eyes that we may have insight on  the vision He has for us, and real vision to read His Word, the enemy blinds the minds of those won’t believe, even believers who are not receiving the instructions the Lord gives them. We want to have eyes to see clearly the vision for the appointed time. Thank you, Jesus, for eyes to see.

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Making All Things New

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And He who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5

Can you even comprehend being an aged John on the island of Patmos. Imprisoned and over ninety, he still serves the Lord who gives him the honor or completing the final revelation of Jesus Christ. He had been tortured like the other disciples, who had died by crucifixion as well as other ways.

Even as type this I am in awe of what men and women have gone through to share the gospel, and of course, even more awe at the Lord and His love and sacrifice. John would be in the Spirit, it is the Holy Spirit showing him things to come, and it is the end of the age, there will be an eternity, though we won’t have to measure time.

God made time, and He can take time and make it beautiful in His time. And while the new heaven and earth is another post, let’s talk about making all things new. Who wouldn’t like that? A brand new home, new furniture and drapes, with a lovely view of the mountains or ocean. How about a new way to go?  We need a new chariot, right? But it is even better.

No wrinkles, laugh lines or hair color. No bills to pay, nothing breaking down, no violence, no chaos, now, we can walk the streets in complete safety, buy a new wardrobe, for a new closet, in out new house, and they all fit perfectly, and shoes? All God’s children got shoes to walk all over His heaven.

Better still. Plenty of fruit and vegetables, no one hungry, dying or disabled. No commercials asking for donations for starving children or holocaust survivors, abused pets. The wicked are turned into hell at the Great White Throne judgement, believers are judged at the Bemah, I wonder if people even think about who sits on the throne, what great mercy He has shown, and yet people are still not listening.

He sat on the throne, and spoke words to John who would write Revelation. Many who read it have no Biblical knowledge, and it takes that a some understanding of ancient history, the Romans thought John was an old coot with nightmares but believers recognize the imagery, and some of the descriptions are amazing and nothing short of other worldly, we are so used to this fallen one, the new one will be a little strange with unusual creatures and angels, but it will be heaven and peace forever.

I had friend who passed in her eighties, I later heard she had talked about sitting on a cloud and playing a harp. I was surprised in a way and not so much realizing what is and isn’t taught. You will not be an angel, and yes, I understand grief and that people can think that, it is not Biblical. You will have plenty to do, what you love and even more, heaven is not boring.

So, one day the one who sits on the throne, will get up and meet us in the air as He takes out the church before the Great Tribulation, that John describes, this is 1 Thessalonians 4:17. I do believe in the Rapture, though the word is not in the Bible, the word is harpazo, catching away by force. And if you read the stoning of Stephen, He  stood then to welcome him, and soon He will welcome us, and I want to see all that He makes new.

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No one uses a new piece of cloth to patch old clothes. The patch would shrink and tear a bigger hole. Matthew 9:16

This is how Jesus explained giving them the Holy Spirit and why He was wanting to to be crucified and return to heaven, He also gives the analogy of putting new wine, referring to the Spirit, into an old wineskin.

We have already studied how Jesus makes things new and gives us new life as we are born again, we have the Holy Spirit, immediately but only a measure and He will baptize us with the Spirit and also give us a spiritual gifts, as He sees fit, when we grow in grace and faith.

What does this  have  to do with robes? Well, we know how Revelation mentions people with white robes, we have one as we are washed in the blood of the Lamb Jesus was and is our only sacrifice, He was all of them in one. And only He can robe us in His righteousness, for we would only be unrighteous or self righteous, unclean before Him.

He had no sin but took our place to give us the give of His righteousness, and confessing it causes, Isaiah 54:17 to be in effect in my opinion, hearing about that did help reduce fearful attacks. So, it’s look at some verses on righteousness, while a spa robe and treatment may be night, this is better by far, heavenly and eternal, I hope you enjoy your robe as a believer.

Righteousness will be the belt around His hips, and faithfulness the sash around His waist. Isaiah 11:5 

Blessed are those hungering and thirsting for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6

A person who works is paid wages, but they are not regarded as a gift; they are something that has been earned. But those who depend on faith, not on deeds, and who believe in the God who declares the guilty to be innocent, it is this faith that God takes into account in order to put them right with Himself. Romans 4:4,5

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21

If you know that He is righteous, you may be sure that everyone who practices righteousness has been born of Him. 1 John 2:29

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I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10

Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him the glory. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.  She was given clothing of fine linen, bright and pure.” For the fine linen she wears is the righteous acts of the saints. Revelation 19:8

Even Job had this to say.

I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem. ( crown ) diadem.

And Isaiah speaks of a garment of praise for a spirit of heaviness in his beautiful passage about beauty for ashes. The Holy Spirit is the righteousness He gives us and we are not just being patched up, that is why He enjoys having the baptism of the Spirit and operate in gifts, even if you don’t you have measure of the Spirit and are not to act the same as before being saved, you can soil your robe. And that would be a shame, since He purchased our salvation at such a high price.

I want to cherish my robe, it tis like a priestly garment, holy pure and  royal, even a bridal gown, so we might be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord.

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