“In the Name of Love”

To those who are seated in heavenly places in Christ, and blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, I send my greetings in the love of the Father and the blessed peace that passes all understanding that assures us that we are in Him.

I do not cease to remember you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowing of Him.

May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened, that you may know the hope to which he has called you and the riches of his glorious inheritance that await and are available to you that place your trust in Him.

May you experience the immeasurable greatness of his power as is toward those “who believe”.
I believe God at His promises to me and to those of you who can stand and likewise declare “I believe”. Believing God at His word and who he says that I am, may we truly and fully receive and be the express image of His great love.

Such are not of the world, just as Jesus is not of the world. But rather have come “into” this world. Being set apart in the truth; for His Word is truth. As we are sent into the world, may we consecrate ourselves, to such, realizing and actualizing the message of the Cross that we be set apart in truth.

May all be one, just as the Father and Jesus are one. There we are centered and seated in Christ, and He in us so that so that the world may believe that Jesus came and that we may fully partake in the fullness that He is.

The glory that He was given of the Father is what Jesus extends to His body the church, who have placed their full belief and trust in Him, that we may be one even as Jesus and the Father are one.

Jesus’ very words declare “I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.” (John 17:23 ESV)

The Father desires that they, who have given and surrendered their hearts and lives to Jesus, may be with Him where He is, to see His glory that the Father has given Him because He was loved of the Father before the foundation of the world.

The world does not know the Father because they have not received His Son. He that has the Son, has the Father and have life eternal and those that have not the Son have not life. Jesus knows the ones that are His; the ones who have made Jesus their own, know Him and seek to know Him in fullness and therefore know the Father.

Jesus has made known His Name, and will continue to make it known, that the love wherewith the Father has loved Him may be in fullness with those that enter into Him, and His love made known and expressed in and through their lives.”

May the world know us by our love and this is my prayer this morning. There is no other name under heaven by which man can be delivered and saved from the sinful nature which is rooted in self which we all are born naturally into this world with through the water birth. We must be born of His Spirit from above which is His Word, the Word of Truth. Jesus is the living Word. Only in the name of Jesus does this come. At the Name of Jesus, all is to be surrendered to him and for Him, for “by Him” are all things held together. His name matters.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life”. (John 3:16 ESV)

“Call to the Celebration”

Where is your hope? Where is your rest? Where is your trust placed and resting? Have you become weary in life? Has it become like a fast track in which you just can’t seem to keep up the pace and stay on track? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed and out of sorts with what life has… or is bringing you. Well, take heart for there is hope where you may least expect.

“As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night, while they say to me all the day long, “Where is your God?” These things I remember,
as I pour out my soul:” (Psalm 42: 1-4a ESV)

The time of mourning is over. I once waited in dread for bad things to happen to me; “what if” seemed to always nag at my soul. I wondered what next negative thing would come against me and when the other shoe would drop. As a man thinks, so is he. So what I baited therefore got invited into my life. I lived in a spirit of poverty and never seemed to have enough because I expected that I would always be trapped there with no way out. I secretly hoped that someone would come along bringing my answer or be my special measure of saving grace. I also asked God repeatedly “to do it for me”.

Then the day came when I began to step out of that mindset and no longer embrace it. I realized that God had already placed the answer within me and He expected me to seek ways to draw it out of me in creativity and ingenuity as I looked to him for ideas of design and dreams of inspiration. He began to give me such and then I had sat on that to some degree for years. Now I am starting to take some real steps in real life where I am met now with surprises of “suddenlies” where I am called to simply believe God even when what He is showing me seems utterly and humanly impossible. What to me seem to be improbabilities, become in God possibilities if and when I am operating in the measure and level of faith to step into what may terrify parts of me or at least bring very uncomfortable levels of apprehension.

I have recently begun to work in a retirement community stepping into new areas of serving seniors who live in a realization of what may be likened to perhaps a flower that is fading to be here today and maybe gone tomorrow. Some have been faced with sudden life altering changes and others carry a sense of vitality and longevity and intentions of hopes and dreams still coming to fruition yet in a very different setting that they have been accustomed to doing life in.

I came back myself from 14 years of chronic disabling situations in my body from which at the time of duration never felt I would see the light of day and recover. Yet I have and still am walking out my healing in Jesus’ name and by His grace through all of the pressing and crushing. I now find myself planted by God to come and serve in this community. It is unfolding to nothing like I expected before I took that nervous plunge and successive steps to begin give back to others in ways previously from my previous of road of trials consisting of heartache, loneliness and isolation.

I began to live “to love” from a depth and level that can only come the heart of God, where self matters less and less with each passing day. This is becoming totally selfless. I have a ways to go and can one ever truly totally arrive? It depends the measure my heart is surrendered to Jesus and that is a process that takes a lifetime.

Now it is time to “bubble up” in celebration. In an effervescence, that is sparkly, bubbly and light. It is being in a new buoyancy. The reason is to be glad and worry about not a thing! The goodness of God envelops everything and I can only but sing.

I had to step out unto the water and engage the current of the river. Using discernment and discretion there are many tributaries and I have to “be current” while “in the current” of the streams. Then there are currents in the currents. That is how God seems to be moving “in the new”.

I “celebrate” in faith believing in what in physical matter may be yet unseen and not manifesting in the moment. It is feeling into the celebration of “who God is” and who He says that I am in all things and in every moment. He does everything well! My greatest weakness becomes His greatest strength. My imperfections are perfected in Jesus’ character as I choose to live that out. Simply say “YES” and He makes a way for all the rest, which is always best.

I say, celebrate and cultivate in extravagant love into every opportunity and then be surprised with “suddenlies” that culminate unexpectedly. “Build it” and “they” will come “alive”.

Stake your meeting tent and greet life stretching out the curtains wide and strengthen your stakes. Stake on a firm foundation in Christ and you do see increase if you are full of faith (faithful) as your Master. Be sure you are “in Him” for without Him you can do nothing.

Leave your garments at the door of the tent before you enter. Leave your past. Yesterday’s sorrows have no place in your tomorrows.

Have you been stuck? Some things will only move when you decide to enter the celebration of the goodness of God. If you are celebrating then you spread the cheer to everyone you meet and greet. Pour out in a movement of faith and don’t be afraid to let the cork of containment to pop and allow what is long pent up inside to be released in joy and celebration. Don’t be afraid to let go. Bursting; break out! The time is now! Be legendary if you dare to believe God.

“Secure in the Heart of the Gospel”

Are you living in true freedom, enveloped in an abundance of joy and absolutely “in love” with life? If not then do you desire such fullness that you would do anything to attain it? Then let me say that there is much hope indeed right in front of you!

“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.”
(Galatians 4:4-8)

God did not have to use the concept of adoption to explain how he saved us, or even how we become part of his family. He could have stayed with the language of new birth so that all his children were described as children by nature only.
(John 1:12-13)

“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”) But he chose to speak of us as adopted as well as being children by new birth. This is for the most part essential and foundational in the picture of adoption which is indeed a portrait to each of as we realize that we are children of God. May we get a hold of this so that it is actualized within the reality in which we live, move and have our being.

“For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 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!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.” (Romans 8:14-17 ESV)

In other words, to put it simply, do not slip back into an old identity, which does not speak true of who that God declares that you are in his Word. If any man be “in Christ” He IS a new creation.

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1 ESV)
I implore of each you, please do get a hold of this or you may well vacillate back in forth in your walk with Christ if you allow yourself to lose sight of this very vital tenant of faith.

Some walk in darkness because they allow this to become obscured from their vision. I know first hand because I have been there. All praise be to the glory of God the Father through Christ Jesus who has by His Spirit revealed it to me and has thus set me free. He who the Son sets free is free indeed.

To redeem means to obtain or to set free by paying a price. What was the price that God paid for our liberation and adoption? Here the answer: “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree’” (Galatians 3:13). It cost God the price of his Son’s life.

We are thus redeemed from living under the law of sin and death. We are then enabled to live eternally with our minds centered, seated and focused in the mind of Christ, while seated in the heavenlies. As strangers and pilgrims we walk the earth because no longer being “of this world, we are then merely “in” this world as we “take on” a new nature in Christ. We are to “be” then instruments of the righteousness in Christ as indeed reflecting the nature and character of Jesus to a world that is in contrast to such in it’s unredeemed natural state. We are to be then “ministers of reconciliation” of the natural to the spiritual which is another whole subject matter in itself.

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!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (Romans 8:15-16)

God does not leave us in the condition of aliens when he adopts us. He does not leave us without feelings of acceptance and love. Rather, he pours his Spirit into our hearts to give us the experience of being embraced in His family. What is remarkable is the picture in the term “abba”. It is an Aramaic word.

This is that it was the way Jesus spoke to his Father, in spite of the fact that virtually no one in Jewish culture referred to God with this term “abba”. It stunned the disciples. They held onto it as a precious remnant of the very voice of Jesus in the language he spoke. In Mark 14:36, Jesus is in Gethsemane and prays, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Therefore, in adopting us, God gives us the very Spirit of his Son and grants us to feel the affections of belonging to the very family of God. This is the relationship He wants us to experience with Him.

All who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)

I hope this helps you to walk in a greater measure of liberty.

“Once bound and Now Free!”

Life is always on the move. Yet we seem to so readily get stuck in life, don’t we?
I was dead in the trespasses and sins in which I once walked. I was trapped and held captive by something seemingly beyond my means to change.

I followed the course of this world, followed the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh.

There was I carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and by nature among children of wrath, like the rest of mankind; which is what we all are by nature born into.

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with wherewith he loves me, even when I was once dead in trespasses, made me alive together in and through Christ, by whose grace I have been saved from the curse of sin and death that presses on all of mankind.

He raised me up and seated me with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

You can as well secure your eternal destiny if you have not yet done so.

In so, for us all, that God in the coming ages might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

For by grace are we thus saved through faith. And this is not our own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

I am here in message and living manuscript; knowing in whom I believe and am kept unto eternity, in faith with keeping with what I speak and in what I walk out.

I am put on display to be read and known of all whosoever that may have or gain an ear to hear and eyes of faith to see the unseen, to discover, embrace, and make known the mystery of the ages; the revealing of Jesus – Yeshua, the Christ, the Saviour of the world, the Lord of heaven and earth. Like you, I am in a body of flesh. Yet I am walking in two worlds at the same time. He knows your name as he knows mine and perhaps you are being drawn to Him, for such a time as this?

This is not about me, my story has become His story. You see I traded in my story and all that “I thought I was” and laid it at the foot of His Cross. I traded in all my sadness, sickness, infirmity and a death sentence for a life that is abundant and free. If you can’t claim similar as your testimony then now is your opportunity to have that turning point in your life that will exceed anything you can ask or think according to the power of His Holy Spirit that is in readiness to do the same work in you.

You may or may not “get” the message, but to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

Do you dare to believe God? For what are you living? Towards what does your passion drive you? Or have you become passive about life?

God designed us to be passionately on fire and radically in love with life and thus living it to the full. I live to love that I may live fully. What about you?

It seems if your are reading and following this blog then perhaps you’ve joined me in this adventure with God. I so welcome any and all to continue or commence, whatever your case may be. Are you hungry and thirsty for what you know not of yet?

I am here to simply share with you where and how I have and do receive the bread of life. It is His living Word than transforms. You simply participate with God’s plan. What I carry within me is a message for the end time church and it is simply the true gospel that has always been, as Jesus is still the same yesterday, today and forever. This is nothing new yet God declares that He does “a new thing” right now.

Many have lost their way and the Father says it is “time to come home”. God has given me my assignment and I walk it out dying daily to the self that seeks to be in control. May I assist you to walk in victory in Christ so that His reign in your life can get you free? Then I am here for you in whatever way I can be. Please feel free to reach out and respond if what I am sharing speaks to you in any way. Or just keep reading and applying what God gives you. May His peace find it’s way to you and rest upon you.

Go Deeper in Love

I seem to be hard pressed in recent days to delve in even deeper to exploring what being “in Christ” truly means. How can I even touch the hem of the garment? I hardly feel qualified yet I will share what He is saying to me. I must. I cannot be silent or still about this. I believe it to be an endless exploration to which in human terms knows no end. It is a destination that I believe one never can attain while in a fleshly body. But chase it endlessly I shall until I breath my last breath. Nothing is more worthy to pursue. When Jesus returns for His bride and we take on a new spiritual glorified body; then and only then will our current state of being be transcended. Until then, may we press in and go deeper. Please have a seat in Jesus’ Name.

This is a bit lengthy, I apologize but I hope you will stay with me here. There is a clarion call for clarity on this. There seems to be an immense hunger awakening in the Body of Christ to understand this now and to enter in to such. It will get out though, one way or another. God will see to that. We can’t truly live on “instant and quick” for very long. Many have lost for the most part the art of process. Patience produces the fruit.

So what is it to be “all in”? First of all unless we are constantly moving towards such then we have indeed become stuck and static and perhaps likened unto the Dead Sea; constantly drinking in and having no outlet. At a standstill, which is not God’s plan nor man’s ideal. Creativity must be in motion. We are born for movement in life.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)
Let’s look at being “in Christ”, in loving relationship with Him and living out His Word in loving form.

May we discover why life is working for and not against us. “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31 ESV)

If we truly be “in Christ” then we are no longer “of “ this world, we are merely “in” it. This by God’s design. He has a plan. “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 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 12:1,2 ESV)

When we place our faith and trust in Jesus we take on a new nature.
So why is it that we find soon thereafter that life can still be difficult?

Why is it that the things I want to see in my relationship with God seem to fall by the wayside at times and I end up doing some of the things I would not do instead that are not pleasing to Him?

How do I walk in the true identity in whom God says that I am?

In John 15:1-17 we find the context from which we will be drawing from today. I suggest that you go read this and spend some time with it on your own. Jesus said:
Abide in me, and I in you.

Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that will be fruitful in life. (satisfied, full and abundant)

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatsoever you wish and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7)
So often this is quoted and claimed but do we really know what this means and to actually apply it to our lives? Let’s break this down a bit so we can understand what God is saying.

We can feel like we lack something in our lives, like something is missing. Indeed there can be something missing like some vital ingredients.

What are some things or areas of your life that you feel are lacking right now? Ponder this and hold your thoughts and let us continue on.

What are the key ingredients that bond or hold relationship together? What would bring a sense of completion to your life? Can you even arrive at an answer?

So how is our reality framed by God? Let’s see what God has to say about such.

A sense of lack can enter until we understand that it is because His Word holds all things together. “For by him (Christ) all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:16,17 ESV)

We are to speak the truth in love, and in so doing we will in all things grow up into Christ Himself, who is the head. From Him the whole body is fitted and held together by every supporting ligament. And as each individual part does its work, the body grows and builds itself up in love. So I tell you this, and testify to it in the Lord; you must no longer walk as do those of this world do, in the futility of their human thinking. (Ephesians 4:15-17 paraphrased) We are walk together as one. This is a great mystery however there is a picture in marriage for it, in it’s purified form. God is doing a new thing to restore clarity to this picture; to the Body of Christ.

We become fragmented when His Word, which is wrapped in His love, loses its consistent cohesiveness in our expression of the way we live. His Word is the glue which holds our life together.

Then our life weave of tapestry begins to unravel.

We thus begin to feel fragmented, as it becomes intertwined with contrasting thread of this world.

What are some ways that feel unraveled in your life?
Do you feel you have to have it all together before you can find the true fulfillment that God intends for you to come into and experience?

To be “in” His Word, and “in Him intimately we must be first and foremost be centered, focused and grounded “in” His love; where we can reciprocate this back out through our life.

The Living Word, (Jesus), comes out of the Father’s heart of love and bears His Father’s heart, so that we “in love”, with Him will bear the Father’s heart.

As we speak His Word, in the love of the Father’s heart there is a sound that creates newness of life. In the beginning God spoke into a void that consisted of darkness moving upon the face of the waters.
In life everything is making a sound. As God’s Word speaks to you, you hear His Words to you. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Your response in sound matters, your movement matters. It is joining in with something you can’t see. If we want to be real Christians then we have to live between two worlds; the tangible world and the unseen world. God saved us so we would live between these two realities and declare to the world that this is what real life looks like! It isn’t just what I can touch, experience, eat or drink, there is something far more than those things. (Eternal vs. transient) I’m not to be a mere spectator, but a participant in God’s process.

Your sound arises out of what you believe.
Living, moving and having our being in fullness here on earth as in heaven.
What you speak you must fully believe in. (with conviction)
What you believe sets your life course.
What you believe determines every relationship.
What you believe determines your joy, peace, contentment, etc.

Living not by physical bread alone, but by every word proceeding out of the mouth of God. Living out of the fullness of the love from the Father’s heart.

If you are praying His Word out of the Father’s heart
then whatsoever you ask then of the Father in Jesus Name, will be fully granted because His Word is flowing out of you in purity. You become the living expression of His Word. As His Word becomes part of you can have a conversation in your own words of expression and just talk with Him as you would sit down with anyone and share intimate conversation; one to one.

Know that you are secured and met in your beloved. We can short change ourselves if we miss out on the intimacy Jesus longs to have with you and I. This intimacy includes an outlet which spills out and over and into the relationships that we come into with others. This I believe is essential instigating the thriving passion that will set your soul on fire. Do you hunger for such? Sure you do! God designed us for such. We can get into denial over this and never chase it. Please don’t deny yourself the adventure of a lifetime. You have no idea what you are missing.

May we in every way and in every day, thus fulfill His commandment in keeping the royal Law; which is loving God with all of mind, soul and strength and loving all others as self. The love we extend is selfless and gives and multiplies as the Father gives and sustains us.

Thus speak to the mountains in your life and they will move. I discovered that “what” I do doesn’t make things happen. It is “what I believe” that matters. We don’t pray to do things, we pray because we are believing in something. Jesus sets us up for a lifestyle of faith regardless of what we see. Faith sees what cannot happen but stands in the place of possibilities.

Whether or not the “mountain” is moved or not – will your faith be unwavering?
Faith is not to move the mountain, it is so that you are bearing witness to what God is doing. Faith is the catalyst to love in action. It’s all about believing God, so that He can make those things happen!

John 8:31–32 (ESV) says “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” What this passage doesn’t say is, “If you obey every word of Jesus you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” It says if you live in what Jesus has said, if you dwell there, then you will know the truth and the truth will set free.

Let it be on earth as it is in heaven. Ask for the daily “manna” in your life.
It is your inheritance because Jesus’ blood flows through your veins and His breath fills your lungs. This is “being in Him”.

Be balanced in grace and truth, basking in His love; will you?

Your life will be full and complete amidst trial and test.
Yes, there will be pain and discomfort because of a body of flesh.
However there is fullness of joy that transcends it all.

I can say “it is” worth it all because of what the process instills in me. So seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; “in Jesus”.

“All” things are added “as” we have need of them. Now do you get the picture?
You don’t have to micromanage it, just “be” that which God declares that you are.

This “is” living – to love = living in abundant fullness. By this, is the Father is glorified as Jesus is magnified in and through us.

Your joy in your freedom is Jesus’ highest mission. This is all about relationship.

Now go and bless all that others that you meet and life will meet you the same.

“Ubi Caritas; where Love and Heart do Meet”

Ubi Caritas, translated; what does this main in clarity and plainness of speech?Where charis of the heart and love are met, there God is in our very midst.
The love of Christ gathers us into one.

Let nothing separate the very communion that beckons and calls us together as one in Christ in this very hour. What shall separate us from the love of Christ? Why nothing can nor ever shall!

We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, (2 Corinthians 10:5 ESV)

“Let us exalt Him, and in Him be joyful. Let us in awe and reverence fully embrace and love the living God with a whole heart and with every breath let us magnify His Holy Name. At the sound of His Name every knee bows and every tongue confess He is Lord unto the glory of God the Father.

And from a sincere heart let us love each other (and Him).

Where charity and love are, there God is.

Lest we in mind be divided, let us beware.
Let cease malicious quarrels, let all vain striving in conversation give way to the peace that passes all understanding.
And in the midst of us be Christ Jesus our Lord.

Where charity and love are, there God is.
Together also with the blessed may we see,
Gloriously, His countenance, O Christ Jesus, the exalted One.
A joy which is immense, and also approved beyond what the eye of man may see,
To His glory be. Behold the goodness of God!
Through infinite ages of ages, confirmed in every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God, the Bread that comes down from heaven and to earth does touch.

What defends this precious jewel of the heart? “The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We tear down arguments, and every presumption set up against the knowledge of God; and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, as soon as your obedience is complete.
(2 Corinthians 10:5 Berean Study Bible)

To every Promise; for ever and ever, the Amen. This is a new day my friends, a new precedent is being set. We shall be forever changed and nothing shall be the same again. Be prepared to embrace a new mindset based upon the very heart of God.

A New and Living Way; Living to Love

How beautiful, all encompassing and exquisitely fulfilling is the dwelling place, of Your presence O Lord of hosts! Can the words that form within me even begin to express the magnitude of joy that arises in this moment? A moment that exceeds the very confines of time and spaces therein as I have known them.

Who among man can even begin to encapsulate, let alone fathom the depths of your love? As the heart of your servant David entered such place, so have you made the way to enter Your gates with thanksgiving and Your courts with praise for all Your sons and daughters! By the new and living way that Jesus, Yeshua Hamashiach, opened for us through rending of the curtain or veil that prevailed over the heart, through his flesh, by way of the Cross.

And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord; I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” (Hebrews 10: 15-17 ESV)

My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Selah.

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca, weeping, they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

“When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter,and our tongue with shouts of joy;

Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us we are glad.

Restore our fortunes, O Lord,like streams in the desert places!

Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!
He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing,
shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him”. (Psalm 126)

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.

No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!

So let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful”. (Psalm 84:10-12 ESV)

Let us sing unto the Lord a new song. Let us make sing and make a new melody in our hearts with each other through the lives we live; as unto the Lord. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to come together, and let us break bread and share from house to house.
May we encourage one another, and all the more as may we see the Day drawing near. The Day of the Lord is at hand. Does not His heart beckon and call unto us once again? Do not the hearts of many of us burn as we hear his voice? Yes, as we walk along the way, allow for the response will you? He awaits!

“And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts,” (2 Peter 1:19 ESV)

As the Lord Jesus said; “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! I bless you from the house of the LORD.” In His presence dwell. “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”