Christian Blogathon

Christian Blogathon

 

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 Mislead Flock
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Witness Flogged
Protection / Assault
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Devil’s Purpose
Blind / Pride
Strategic Intervention
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On a Dry Plane
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Yesterday / Today
Jesus Knocks
Hearts Repent
Salvation Seeded
Anger Relents

Revelation 10: 9 & 10

I am reminded today:

Revelation 10:9
And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

Revelation 10:10
And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

May we use this passage to consider:  to a christian the Word of God should be as honey to our lips and sweet tasting Fruit.  Yet, we too should understand this Book of Words is not only a Sweet Surrender to a Banquet Table.   The Bitterness arises when we see the Living Word come to Life before us.  The Truth to which the Word penetrates into the depths of your belly.  Who you are, who He is, who the Church is, and what state/condition it is in.  We are EXAMINED JUSTLY through the Word.   We are JUDGED Justly through His Word.  We:  the christian, the heart, the unbeliever, the Church, the World! 

 The prophet was given an insight as to how God sees EVERYTHING.   A slight glance into the eyes of God should make anyone reply:

Woe is me, for I am a man with unclean lips and I am among a people with unclean lips.

And if He should bestow upon you a gift which allows you to see even a portion of what He sees I know this Word Reality will be liken unto Wormwood in your Belly.

God is Slow to Anger and Great in Power

The Lord is Slow to Anger and Great in Power

Nahum 1:3 KJV

  Jehovah, ” is slow to anger”. 

 God takes no pleasure in the sinner’s death.  God’s rod of Mercy is ever in His hands Outstretched; His Sword of Justice is in it’s scabbard, held down by that pierced hand of love that bled for the sins of men.  “The Lord is slow to anger”  because He is Great in Power.  He is Truly Great in Power who has Power over Himself.  When God’s Power restrains Himself, then it is Power indeed:  The power that binds Omnipotence is Omnipotence surpassed.

  God marks His enemies, and yet He bestirs not Himself, but holds in His anger.  If He were less Deivine than He is, He would long before this have sent forth the whole of His thunders and emptied the arsenal of Heaven.  He would long ago have blasted the earth with wondrous fires of it’s lower regions, and man would have been utterly destroyed; but the Greatness of His Power brings us Mercy. 

  Dear Reader, what is your state?  Can you by humble faith look to Jesus and say:  ” My Substitute, You are my Rock, my Trust”?   Then, beloved, be not afraid of God’s Power; for now that you are forgiven and accepted, now that by Faith you have fled to Christ for refuge, the Power of God need no more terrify you than the Shield and Sword of the Warrior need terrify those whom He loves.  Rather REJOICE that He who is “Great in Power” is your Father and Friend. 

by Charles Spurgeon

A Psalm of David

Psalm 4

 A Psalm of David.

 1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
         You have relieved me in my distress;
         Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
         
 2 How long, O you sons of men,
         Will you turn my glory to shame?
         How long will you love worthlessness
         And seek falsehood?  Selah  
 3 But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly;
         The LORD will hear when I call to Him.
         
 4 Be angry, and do not sin.
         Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.  Selah  
 5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
         And put your trust in the LORD.
         
 6 There are many who say,
         “Who will show us any good?”
         LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
 7 You have put gladness in my heart,
         More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.
 8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
         For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

 

Psalm 4 John Wesley’s Notes on the Bible 


 

1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

4:1 O God – The witness and defender of my righteous cause.

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? how long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing? Selah.

4:2 My glory – By his glory probably he means that honour which God had conferred upon him. Vanity – Wickedness. Lying – Those calumnies/slander which they raised against him, to make him odious to all the people.

3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

4:3 Godly – Me, whom, though you traduce as an hypocrite, God hath pronounced to he a man after his own heart, 1Sam 13:14. For himself – In his stead, or to be his vicegerent, as all kings are, and especially the kings of God’s own people.

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

4:4 In awe – Be afraid, if not of me, yet of God, who hath engaged in my cause. Sin not – By prosecuting your rebellion against God’s authority. On your bed – Calmly consider these things in the silent night, when you are at leisure from distracting business. Be still – Compose your tumultuous minds.

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

4:5 Offer – Unto God, that he may be reconciled to you. Righteousness – Righteous sacrifices; which requires that the persons offering them be righteous and do righteous things, and offer them with an honest mind, with faith and true repentance. Without which, he intimates, that all their sacrifices were of no esteem with God, and would be wholly unprofitable to them.

6 There be many that say, Who will shew us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

4:6 Many – Of my followers, who are weary of waiting upon God. Who – Who will put an end to our troubles, and give us tranquility. Lift up – Upon me and my friends. Give us an assurance of thy love, and evidence it by thy powerful assistance.

7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

4:7 Thou hast – Whatsoever thou shalt do with me for the future, I have at present unspeakable satisfaction in the testimonies of thy love to my soul; more than worldly persons have in the time of a plentiful harvest.

8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

4:8 In peace – In tranquility of mind, resting securely upon God’s promises.

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