We Are Satisfied with Honey from The Rock

Brooke Ligertwood released a song "Honey In the Rock" based on scripture.  Lyrics for her pop version are in video below or get the text version.  If you want to listen to the song or buy single MP3 visit Amazon, or to buy a full CD with this song then go to her website.

But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; 
with honey from the rock I would satisfy you. - Psalm 81:16 (NIV)

If you like banjos, then you may want to check out an older blue grass song based on the scripture by various artists on YouTube or on Amazon.

And did all drink the same spiritual drink: 
for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: 
and that Rock was Christ. - 1 Corinthians 10:4 (KJV)


Pledge Allegiance to Christ

As the world grows further away from God, Christians must remain faithful and vigilant.  The video below is both an anthem for the Church and a warning of what may come to believers.  Unfortunately history can and does repeat itself, if mankind forgets the freedoms and liberties assigned through Christ.  Never forget.

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, 
and every tongue shall confess to God.  - Romans 14:11 (KJV)

The song presented in story and lyrics video is "I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb" by Ray Boltz.  Video that is only words without story line, is available on YouTube.  CDs and music sound tracks are available on Amazon.  

 

Make the Choice to Choose Life!

With the overturning of Roe vs. Wade and the the decisions about abortion law returning to states, there will be new Pro-life battles closer to home now.  Christians must stand on the right side of this life and death issue and continue to work against the sacrifice of babies to Satan's desires.  For a moment, breath and know that the angels and the unborn children are singing with joy that they have been saved. Then get ready to continue working against wickedness and immorality. 

Today I am giving you a choice of two ways. And I ask heaven and earth to be witnesses of your choice. You can choose life or death. The first choice will bring a blessing. The other choice will bring a curse. So choose life! Then you and your children will live. - Deuteronomy 30:19 (ERV)

Additional Notes: For more related Bible verses regarding this topic, see 20 Bible Verses About Abortion and What The Bible Says.  For quotes from other people regarding abortion, see 15 Christian Quotes Against Abortion.  For a list of related music see 8 Songs About The Horror Of Abortion From Various Perspectives. For more rhymes, see 28 Sad Poems on Grieving with Abortion Pain.

Sins Are Forgiven and Forgotten by God

Last Sunday, my pastor's sermon was "The Power of Forgiveness."  In it he reminded us that God is not consumed with the sins of our past, once we are forgiven of them.  God takes our indiscretions/iniquities and throws our past deep into His sea of forgetfulness.  It is the devil who keeps bringing up our past in order to make us feel guilty or inadequate.  The devil wants us to believe we still are bad and not worthy of God's unconditional love.  Summing up the message from church: condemnation is the devil pointing out our past, whereas God's conviction (followed by forgiveness if we ask for it) is so we can move toward a better future.  

He will again have compassion upon us, he will tread our iniquities under foot. 
Thou wilt cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. - Micah 7:19 (RSV) 

Per the sermon message, there are three steps essential to forgiveness and Christian living.  First, God forgives us! Second, we should forgive others. and third - we must forgive ourselves.  In other words, do not go fishing the old sins back out!  If the devil tries to fish them out to taunt us, we can remind him that we are forgiven and he must flee from us in Jesus name.  If we want to live a Godly life, we must emulate Christ.  When we are having difficulty deciding what to do, we should ask ourselves "What would Jesus do (WWJD) in this situation?"

Submit yourselves therefore to God. 
Resist the devil and he will flee from you. - James 4:7 (RSV) 

What We Need Is An Old-time Revival

It is time the church stood its ground in a world trying to take the Bible out of people's lives!  We need to kneel and pray for our nations to return to God.  This world needs restoration to God, revival in Christ, and reformation through the Holy Spirit.  Listen to the words in the old-fashioned sounding song that has a great message for today's Christians before it is too late to bring salvation to others.  The recently-written song is "What We Need" on album CD Still Standing by the Mark Trammel Quartet.  For lyrics and music track, visit DayWind.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, 
my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! 
- Philippians 4:1 (NIV)

What does God Hate?

God is Love/Light - 1 John 1:5

With all the discord you see in this nation and hate in the world, do you ever wonder "If God is love, why is this happening?"  You know that man has free will to think and do as he desires but you can not comprehend why God allows bad to happen.  You might be confused about what God wants verses what humans do.  What does God hate?  What does God allow?  If you look at what the Bible says, you will find clues in ten commands from God as well as a list of things he finds deplorable in people.

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies,
 and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
- Proverbs 6:16-19 (NIV)

At first glance. you may think that 7 and 6 seem like different numbers.  Read the scriptures again and notice that deception (lying/lies) is listed twice.  God must really hate deception!  In this modern world where many think a little lie, bending of the truth, or cheating are acceptable to get what is desired.  You may to ask yourself is that little bit of guilty conscience God nudging you away from the grip of evil? Just letting the devil in for what seems like a little thing, may lead to distancing yourself from God and leading you down the wrong path.  Yet with love, He will forgive the repentant and converted liar.  

The God Who Sees Me!

When you are really sad or feeling mistreated, do you wonder where God is?  Does He see what is happening to you?  Will He intervene? Does He not care abut this?

Have you ever heard God called El Roi?  It means the God who sees me.  GOD as in the ALL knowing, ALL seeing, ALL powerful one.  He sees ME!  ME in I, myself, and mine.  Which also means He sees YOU and Yours too.   

"You are the God who sees me, ... I have now seen the One who sees me." 
- Genesis 16:13 (NIV)

We find "El Roi" name for God used by in the desert by a lonely Hagar, the handmaid of Sarah and Abraham.  Hagar is greatly mistreated and feels cheated roe than once in the book of Genesis.  Yet, she and her son are recognized by God and given comfort of their own promises rom Him.  

You may be going through a trial by God or through a horrible test of faith like the devil inflicted on Job.  You may be encounting wrong treatment by people around you or you may be reaping something you may have brought upon yourself through loss of faith.  

"Yet you know me, Lord; you see me and test my thoughts about you..." 
- Jeremiah 12:3 (NIV)

The prophet Jeremiah understood how it felt to have people try to harm him verbally and physically.  Yet, he realized his God was with him and had a plan for his life.   He may have been discouraged and his attitude was not always good, but he knew his God.   However, his faith in his calling was stronger than his weaknesses.  Jeremiah put his trust in the Lord to keep him safe and help him to deliver the words God wanted him to share.

Rest assured, God sees and recognizes you too. He has a good plan for you too.  No matter what is going on in your life right now, remember He sees you and He wants the best for you.  It may take some time. but you will come out of whatever is going on in your life.  Look for your best attitude in every situation that tempts your faith. Will you come out closer to the God who sees?  Will you recognize His love and help when it comes?  Rise in His glory and stand on your faith.