Sunday, November 23, 2014

Not Seeing Judas, But The Father.

That is a great opening title, Meyer not me, ( Not Joyce LOL. ) as you will read, but what the message I have for you from this

Joh 18:6 As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

Meyer:

John 18:1-11

Jesus Accepts His Suffering

Joh_18:1-11

Our Lord went forth from the city and across the brook Cedron to Gethsemane, but not for the purpose of concealment, as Joh_18:2 clearly shows. How characteristic it was that He should meet the band and ask that He should be taken, while the disciples should be permitted to escape! Was not this what He was ever doing-meeting peril, temptation, and death, that the great company whom He was bringing to glory might be saved? What meekness and majesty are here! Meekness-that He should subject Himself to the binding thong; majesty-that He should be able to use the unspeakable name of God-I AM, for the word “He”is not in the Greek.

The cup probably referred to the anguish caused to His holy nature in being numbered with the transgressors, and bearing the sin of many. There was much in it from which His spirit recoiled, but He chose to do the will of God, however the flesh might start and shrink. Let us ever take the cups of life’s pain and sorrow direct from the hand of God, not seeing Judas, but the Father.

JFB;

John 18:6

As soon then as he said unto them, I am He, they went backward — recoiled.
and fell to the ground — struck down by a power such as that which smote Saul of Tarsus and his companions to the earth (Act_26:14). It was the glorious effulgence of the majesty of Christ which overpowered them. “This, occurring before His surrender, would show His power over His enemies, and so the freedom with which He gave Himself up”

In our text we see the power of our lord, the message is , the power of the lord manifested when we see Jesus, and are filled with the spirit, and not looking at any Judas in our life.

We have all faced Judas, someone hurt you, turned on you, spoke lies, evil about you. Key, Forgive, than move on to see and know the power of the lord. The Judas is there to obstruct your view, to get you sidetracking, in a bitter spirit, when this happens a foot hold is given to the Devil, that is why Judas is in your face.

Abrasive people, build in us Christ like character.

Let Judas be, you know he, her, it, is there, you know the land is filled with Gross Darkness. This spirit of Judas is why the lord said in the last days;

Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Mat 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

Mat 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

Jesus told us the Spirit of Judas would be all over in the end times. We were told well in advance. This is bible prophecy, yes, the Judas in your life is bible prophecy, it is also the way life is. No matter what, take your eyes of Judas, and fix your gaze on Jesus.

Reader, if you do this simple thing, you will see 'The Great I Am' moving in your life in power as never before. If you do this, you will see the manifest presence of Jesus Christ in a way you may have not.

So, where are you looking today? At Jesus, or Judas?


Saturday, November 22, 2014

I Am Posting Meyers Devotion From E-Sword, Not Joyce, This Is A Very Good One Mark My Words

November 22

THE GOD OF PATIENCE AND COMFORT


"Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Jesus Christ."-- Rom_15:5.

WE ALL need Patience and Comfort, especially in times of stress and difficulty. Patience under long-drawn-out trial; Comfort, when the heart is at breaking-point; and God is the source of each! The God of Patience! "I waited patiently for the Lord, and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry." The God of Comfort! "As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you." Let us hush all other voices of consolation, that we may listen to the still small voice of the Comforter, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.


But notice that He speaks through the patience and comfort of Holy Scripture. "Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that through patience and comfort of the Scriptures we might have hope." What the Bible has been to the martyrs, to the sufferers on the rack, and to the harried Covenanters of the Scottish moors; to the myriads of unknown souls who have been persecuted, to lonely exiles and bereaved hearts, can never be told.


If we were condemned to banishment, and could take only one Book of the Bible with us to Patmos, or to prison, we should find it extremely difficult which to choose. Some would select the Psalter, some the Fourth Gospel, some would probably decide on that wonderful anonymous writing, the Epistle to the Hebrews. And in each they would have matter enough to explore for a lifetime. Always His Spirit will be teaching and enabling us. Always His Shepherd rod and staff will lead us to living fountains of water. He is always realising more deeply in us the Divine ideal, and increasing our capacity for God.


Is not this comforting! The minister, to whom you owe your conversion, or who has helped your Christian growth, may die or be removed; the friend on whom you depended for help and guidance may have to leave you, but our Saviour will continue His care of us, His nurture of our growth. His unfailing intercession, when the sun has ceased to shine, and the universe is wrapped up as a worn-out garment. His ministry is unchangeable. The God of Patience and Comfort will never fail us!

PRAYER
Comforter of the comfortless, bind my soul with Thine in intercession! Wherever there are broken hearts, bind them: captives, release them. Bless especially my loved ones. Visit us with Thy salvation, and suit Thy gifts to our several needs. AMEN.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Word In Due Time-Do not be discouraged

Friday, November 21, 2014
Do not be discouraged – November 22, 2014

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My children, do not be discouraged, do not lose hope. I am always with you, I will never leave you nor forsake you. Believe and trust Me for who I am and for what I am able to do. Do not be discouraged that is what the devil wants. He will try his utmost to get you away from Me and My Kingdom. He wants you to be discouraged, to lose hope and to give up on Me and My Kingdom. Give him no foothold, do not fall prey to him and discouragement. You are not on your own. I am for you and not against you.

In the world you will have much tribulation. Do not be afraid or discouraged, you will be hated, persecuted and some killed for Me and My Kingdom but great will your reward be in Heaven. Endure and press on. You are not on your own. All those who belong to Me will enter into Heaven through much tribulation.

Encourage one another to stay faithful to Me and My Kingdom until the very end. This is not your end destination. The best is yet to come, although you do not see it yet. Believe and trust Me, I do not fail. My promises will come in fulfillment. I will come at the appointed time. For some it might even be today, that is why you must always be ready and be found worthy to be able to enter through the narrow gate.


Do not be discouraged, take courage and continue to follow Me as I guide and lead you. I go ahead of you, I will make the crooked places straight, the rough places smooth and open doors for you according to My plan and purpose. Be steadfast, unmovable in your faith in Me. I will not disappoint you. Take courage and do not be discouraged.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Use Starlight And You Shall Have Sunlight Soon.

Mat 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Mat 13:12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

Matthew 13:11-12

Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.

The preparation necessary for understanding the mysteries of the gospel

I. To explain what it is that we ought to have in order to attain an understanding of the mysteries of the gospel.

1. We ought to have an honest desire after light, and if we have this desire it will not remain unproductive. There is a connection announced in Scripture between desire and its accomplishment. The hungry are filled. Thousands are content that the Bible shall remain a sealed book-unto them it will not be given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven.

2. We ought to have a habit of prayer conjoined with a habit of inquiry; and to this more will be given. It is in the Bible and not out of the Bible, where this light is to be met with. It is by the Spirit of God shining upon the Word, that His truth is reflected with clearness upon the soul.

3. We ought to do all that we know to be God’s will, and to this habit of humble, earnest, desirous reformation, more will be given. Doing stands in the same relation to prayer that reading does. Without the one or the other it is the prayer either of presumption or hypocrisy. Christ is given to those who obey Him. Reading, prayer, and reformation are obvious things; and it is the neglect of these obvious things which involves guilt. It is for want of seeking if you do not find.

II. Explain how it is that the mysteries of the gospel are, in many cases, evolved upon the mind in a clear and convincing manifestation. The carnal mind is enmity against God; and Divine truth must be brought to man from above. (Dr. Chalmers.)


He who hath doctrine-in the sense of using it-he who diligently preaches and communicates to others that which lie has received, shall never be at a loss for doctrine and words which he may speak and preach, for God will supply them to him. But if any one does not make use of doctrine, he will gradually forget it and lose it. (Lapide.)

The law of increase

In the world among men it is commonly observed that it never rains “but it pours. Where you see a sheep there is generally a flock. Money makes money.

Poverty remains poor. Want of capital brings bankruptcy. A company starts on imaginary or borrowed capital: it makes a fuss and a noise, but it never prospers. By-and-by it breaks up, and all is lost, and yet it never had anything of its own to lose: thus it verifies to the letter the truth-“whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.”

Ordinarily, prosperity is a hen which likes to lay where there is a nest egg, and when one swallow of success conies others will follow it. Certainly we have found it so in the things of grace; where grace has been given more grace comes; spiritual capital well worked multiplies the stock, and spiritual wealth is realized where there is a solid basis to begin upon. (C. H. Spurgeon.)

The message, Use it, or lose it, if you use it, it will increase and grow. This is all spiritual, not monetary. The revelation is given day by day, lessons from the bible, day by day, new graces are given day by day.

When The Jews were given the promise land, they were told by the lord it would be gradual, a little at a time, so they would not get it all at once and learn nothing in the process.

Proverbes says," An Inheritance quickly gained shall not be blessed". Why? it is like the many stories we read of someone who had nothing, won the lottery and later it destroyed them and their family’s, greed, division, pride, to much, to fast, to soon. To the Christian this can kill you.

This is why one is not to ordained a new convert, less they be lifted up with pride.

The star light at night, it great to look at, it gives little light, but it illuminates , a full moon truly gives us a lot of night light, thus think of the Sun. It is the light, it is how we move, work, live. The full Sun light is more powerful, more illuminating than a full moon, or stars.

We , esp. new, or young believers, must start with the star light, many want it all right now, sudden everything, it does not work like that. We are to use what ever gifts and graces we are given, and in doing so, as our texts points out, more will be given. More grace, more power, more understanding, more wisdom, more knowledge, more illumination and more glory.

We are taken from glory to glory, and from faith to faith, Steady, faithful, and not jumping ship when things get bad. This forging ahead, this decision to go all the way, count the cost and say, " I am In'. Is one we must all do, if, we are to see the increase from a simple star light night sky, to one day, and gradually, the full sun light of day.

The sun rises, it does not just pop up, it is the same in our spiritual walk, little by little, our promise is given, so that are hands may be taught in Spiritual warfare, and we will learn from falls, victories, and life in general. It is not fast food Christianity, a long, slow ten course meal, eaten slow, digested slow. It will sustain, it will satisfy and the dim light will become more and more radiant. We will not be blinded by the light.

We were all once blind, now we see. Think of it this way;

You have to adjust your eyes to see in light after being in dark, or dark after being in light, the best way to allow your night sight to kick in, is, stand still , close your eyes for 30 seconds, or more, than open them, you can see much better, it works, it is the way this message works. It is not an action film, its reality. Adjust the eyes slowly and you will never stumble in the dark, for even darkness is light to our lord, in time we can learn to be the same. It all starts with star light and than gradual sun light, get to much Sun on a beach top fast, your skin burns, same with life, same with the christian walk.

You will never look at the stars the same, think on this.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Let the Fire Keep Burning , Hot And Holy







Exo 27:2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.

Exo 27:3 And thou shalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his fleshhooks, and his firepans: all the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass.

JFB:

fire-pans — A large sort of vessel, wherein the sacred fire which came down from heaven (Lev_9:24) was kept burning, while they cleaned the altar and the grate from the coals and ashes, and while the altar was carried from one place to another in the wilderness [Patrick, Spencer, Le Clerc].

Lev 9:23 And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people.

Lev 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.

JFB:

Leviticus 9:24

there came a fire out from ... the Lord A flame emanating from that resplendent light that filled the holy place flashed upon the brazen altar and kindled the sacrifices. This miraculous fire - for the descent of which the people had probably been prepared, and which the priests were enjoined never to let go out (Lev_6:13) - was a sign, not only of the acceptance of the offerings and of the establishment of Aaron’s authority, but of God’s actual residence in that chosen dwelling-place. The moment the solemn though welcome spectacle was seen, a simultaneous shout of joy and gratitude burst from the assembled congregation, and in the attitude of profoundest reverence they worshipped “a present Deity.”

Lev 6:13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

In this O.T. type, we find as in the N.T. what this fire is, we see it was an act of the very Glory of the lord Jehovah. Now it is the Holy Spirit.

Mat 3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Mat 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Holy fire. It is what keeps us in the lords glory, no matter what we face, it is holy, notice in the O.T. the same as in the great awakening preachers, people fell face down under the conviction and power of the holy fire. The glory of the lord is in this Holy Fire. Jesus on his throne is in Holy Fire, and so should we be, this is the message, do not let it go out. The O.T. it had to be tended to, so that this holy God given fire would never go out, it takes maintaing the fire by prayer, praise, the word, and humble service.

Pitcher the lord Jesus in Holy Fire on his throne as John saw him.

Rev 1:14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

Rev 1:15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

What was the Apostle Johns reaction to seeing this?

Rev 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

He fell as one dead, the O.T. text, they fell on their faces and worshiped, today this Holy fire is missing in many, it happens at dry times, but I mean it is going out, this should not be the case, the bible says in one short N.T. verse, " For our God is a consuming Fire". This N.T. truth has three reasons. The fear of God, holiness, and power.

Consider this, remember it.

2Ti 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

2Ti 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

This holy fire does a few things for us, and it is why we always need it burning.

a. It purges us, makes us Holy.
b. It gives us illumination.
c. It teaches us as we go with progressive revelation.
d. It gives us power.
e. It gives peace, and no fear, as Jesus said to John , Fear not, his eyes filled with fire, holiness to the core, and Jesus puts his hand on John and says, fear not.
f. Fear of the lord. N.T. Means awe, reverence, respect, trembling .

When the holy Spirit first came , He came in a mighty wind and cloven tongues of Fire rested over their heads, and now it is inside. It came this way, thus this holy fire needs the N.T. Temple, you reader, to tend to it, watch it, be in prayer, do not let this holy flame die out. We need this to be renewed in us daily, always, let it be tended as we tend others, as we come and worship the Holy King. If you are one of his, your duty as the royal priesthood of all believers , is to maintain it, co-operate with this holy fire, handle it biblicaly, handle it with humility , holiness, and Godly fear. Let it burn, and purge, let it do the work The holy Spirit was sent to do.

In prayer , we are to pray how? Fervent, what does Fervent mean in Greek?

Rom 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;

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ζέω
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dzeh'-o
A primary verb; to be hot (boil, of liquids; or glow, of solids), that is, (figuratively) be fervid (earnest): - be fervent.

Did you get that? To be fervent is to be hot, to be like boiling, or glowing. This the fire will do, but we must let it be done, and never let it go out.

The O.T., we see the fervent work put into maintaining this fire, it must never go out, in the O.T. times, It did, esp. after the rejection of Jesus and the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in 70A.D. Jesus was on earth, born aprox. 4 B.C.( Not 1 A.D. ) as most scholars tell us, ministered 33 years, that would be 29 A.D.

Now listen, it did not take many years, 29.A.D. to 70 A.D. 41 years. It was done. This should not be the case in the Christian, but it often is, you get settled, you get comfortable, you get lazy in prayer, the word,. service, and the relevant, glowing, boiling over excitement, amazing things, seem to fade away, I tell you , it is time beloved to fan that into a full flame, fan that fire, be fervent, passionately pursue Jesus Christ, come back to that power, holiness, for this is the only way to have peace in troubled times. Yes, reader, Let the Fire Keep Burning , Hot And Holy.


ABOUNDING IN THIS GRACE ALSO-Meyers Devotion-On Giving

November 18

ABOUNDING IN THIS GRACE ALSO
"If there be a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not."-- 2Co_8:12.

IF ST. PAUL were living to-day he would surely be in great request to preach the special sermons for the gathering of funds to maintain religious and charitable work. Judging by this chapter, he must have been inimitable in extracting gifts for all purposes from God's people.

 He stirs the Corinthians up by reminding them of the liberality of the churches in Macedonia, notwithstanding their deep poverty. He reminds them that as they abound in so many gifts and graces, they must see to it that they are not lacking "in this grace also" (2Co_8:7). He quotes the example of our blessed Lord, and reminds them that they owe everything to His condescension. He suggests that the one thing God wants is willingness to give, and that He accepts the desire of the poor man to give all with as much delight as the vast possessions of the millionaire (Mar_12:41-44).

What a wonderful text is the ninth verse! George Herbert, in one of his poems, depicts our Lord stripping Himself as He descended from the Throne to the manger-bed of Bethlehem. He put off His tiara, and its jewels became the milky way; He laid aside His sceptre, and it became the lightning flash; He put off His girdle, and it became the rainbow; He doffed the robes of His royalty, and they became the sunset clouds! But how wonderful it is to think that the Lord of Glory became so poor that He had no where to lay His head, that He was often without food and always dependent upon charity.
But because He was poor, we are made rich; because He was homeless He has opened to us the "many mansions"; because He was stripped of all we may wear the white robes, and sit with Him in heavenly places. He calls to each one of us to minister to Himself in caring for the least of His brethren. We can only really help people when we impoverish ourselves, but in the end we are not losers.

 God will be in no man's debt. What we keep we lose; what we give is like scattered seed that comes back in bountiful harvests. Lay your heart against the heart of Christ, until you become filled with His love and spirit, and are content to call nothing your own. Be the steward of everything you possess for His glory and the help of others.

PRAYER
O God, we have nothing worth our giving, or Thy receiving; our best was given to us by Thee. Graciously accept us and all that we have. Whatever Thou hast given, enable us to count it a stewardship for others. AMEN.


Eze 16:5  None eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have compassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the lothing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.

Eze 16:6  And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood, Live.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Window of Faith by David Wilkerson

This is a great sermon on true bible faith in a way you may have never heard before, It spoke to my heart, found it tonight wow, faith is a must, this speaks of not waiting till everything is all set to do something, it is when your at the lowest, hardest time that bible faith is best, strong and used listen why.