Tag: Psalm 114:7-8

One Lord, One Church, One Spirit

Scripture reading for June 8th: Ephesians 2, Psalm 114, Proverbs 21

Ephesians 2: 17-22 “And He came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through Him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the Cornerstone, in Whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.”

Paul, writing to believers, both Jew and Gentile, sought to enlighten the eyes of their hearts to understand the big picture God had revealed to all mankind through His Son, Jesus Christ. God was building a house and inviting all who would believe on His Son into His household. This privilege of adoption and citizenship would be through the “Cornerstone” of faith in Jesus Christ and repentance. No longer would there be a building, but each believer would be a “dwelling place” for God’s Presence by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit would give both Jew and Gentile access to God as Father. What a “Precious Treasure” is the gift of the Father to all who will believe! God turns our rocky hearts into a river of “Living Water!”

Psalm 114:7-8 “Tremble, O earth, at the Presence of the Lord, at the Presence of the God of Jacob, Who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.”

Prayer: Father God, thank You for turning my hard and flinty heart to a river of “Living Water!” Thank You for the precious Treasure of the Holy Spirit, God the Spirit living in me. Thank You for Christ’s righteousness and eternal life. Use me to publish the “Good News” of one Savior, Jesus Christ, one Holy Spirit from the Father, and one new dwelling place of God, believers who make up Christ’s Body!

Proverbs 21:20-21 “Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it. Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life, righteousness, and honor.”

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Exceedingly abundantly!

Scripture reading for February 4th: Exodus 13-15, Psalm 114, Ephesians 3

Ephesians 3:14-21 “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of His glory He may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith–that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him Who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Paul again breaks into prayer for the Church, God’s chosen vessel to manifest His glory and mercy to the rulers and authorities in heavenly places. Paul humbly bows his knees before the Father God, and asks that the saints would be strengthened with power in their inner man to allow Christ to dwell within them and manifest the fullness of His life and love. God’s amazing love and limitless power are beyond natural human comprehension. Paul admitted that God could do far more than whatever he or we could ask or think. We are limited in our flesh. But through the gift of the Holy Spirit, we can have revelation knowledge and be filled with the fullness of God–beyond what we could knowingly ask for. Our God is amazing and there is none like Him!

Exodus 15:11-12 “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? You stretched out Your right hand; the earth swallowed them.”

Prayer: Father God, I bow my knees before You, the Holy, Holy, Holy Father Who is Love Himself. I don’t know how to ask for all that I need or what You want me to have. Fill me with the Holy Spirit and reveal to me how to pray and by faith be filled with the fullness of God. I believe that nothing is impossible with You. Do in me exceedingly abundant revelations of Your love and mercy.

Psalm 114:7-8 “Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, Who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.”

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Standing firm before powerful men

Scripture reading for June 7th:  Acts 25, Psalm 114, Proverbs 21

Key Scriptures:  Acts 25:7-9  “When he (Festus) arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him that they could not prove.  Paul argued in his defense,, “Neither against the law of the Jews, nor against the temple, nor against Caesar have I committed any offense.”  But Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Do you wish to go up to Jerusalem and there be tried on these charges before me?”  But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar’s tribunal, where I ought to be tried.  To the Jews I have done no wrong, as you yourself know very well.”  

Paul was in Caesarea, held by the Roman government as a Roman citizen.  Festus, the governor of Jerusalem, came down and offered Paul a change of venue if he desired to be tried in Jerusalem.  Paul declined.  The Jews had made many charges, some serious, but they had no proof.  To go up to Jerusalem when God had revealed to him he must go to Rome was not right.

Faith Confession:  Lord, thank You for this example of standing firm in faith before powerful men in authority.  I trust You to help me to declare truth and follow You in each difficult situation of life.

Psalm 114:7-8 “Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.”    

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