Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Yahweh Day 127



 
Day 127, Yahweh: His Name Cometh #5
27 Look, Yahweh comes from far away, His anger burning and heavy with smoke. His lips are full of fury, and His tongue is like a consuming fire. 28 His breath is like an overflowing torrent that rises to the neck. [He comes] to sift the nations in a sieve of destruction and to put a bridle on the jaws of the peoples to lead [them] astray. 29 Your singing will be like that on the night of a holy festival, And [your] heart will rejoice like one who walks [to the music] of a flute, going up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel. 30 And the Lord will make the splendor of His voice heard and reveal His arm striking in angry wrath and a flame of consuming fire, in driving rain, a torrent, and hailstones.....

Isaiah 30:27-30 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

The first cry ... the first use of the "Hallelujah" in the entire Bible occurs in Psalm 104.

"I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God while I live. 34 May my meditation be pleasing to Him; I will rejoice in the Lord. 35 May sinners vanish from the earth and the wicked be no more. My soul, praise the Lord! Hallelujah!"

Psalm 104:33-35 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Notice that the first time Hallelujah is used in scripture it is a cry of praise as the people of God witness the judgment of God against the wicked that have tormented God's people.

Think about this today ... God's people offering up the "Hallelujah" at witnessing the judgment of God.

Tomorrow we will see the first use of the "Hallelujah" in the New Testament.

It's in The Name.

Intercessory Prayer:  Oh Father!  We long for the day that You will erase the presence of evil and hatred from Your creation … for Your Name’s sake!  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

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Daily Nugget



   Wednesday July 8, 2015, Today's cherished nugget from guest blogger, Pastor Bill.
I was intrigued by one of those shows on the Discovery Channel when they were explaining the process of making steel. The metal was heated "white" hot and poured into troughs for cooling.
Though this was several years ago, I still remember a statement of the commentator: “As soon as the ore is removed from the heat, it cools by several hundred degrees per minute.”  Often that picture comes to mind when I see people removing themselves from the fellowship of God’s people and His church.
The writer of Hebrews reminds us: “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (10:25). 
Isn’t it interesting how the symptoms most often diagnose the ailment? 
God, I love You and want to radiate Your love. Keep me near Your refining fire that I might be able to encourage others daily and to be useful to You. Amen.
Bro.  Bill
In GOD we Trust!

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Monday, July 06, 2015

Daily Nugget



  Monday July 6, 2015, Today's cherished nugget from guest blogger, Pastor Bill.

"I don’t know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it’s enough to make one’s flesh creep." (J. M. de Maistre)
To be more wicked than I could be is a scary thought. God’s Word says in Romans, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (3:23). I have no desire to find out how wicked I could become.
God, direct my paths that I might draw near to You. Ame
Bro. Bill
In GOD we Trust!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Daily Nugget



 
Monday June 22, 2015, Today's cherished nugget from guest blogger, Pastor Bill.
“We should not be upset when unexpected and upsetting and discouraging things happen. God in his wisdom means to make something of us which we have not yet attained and is dealing with us accordingly” (J. I. Packer).
The twists and turns of life do not surprise God. He is working behind the scenes for our benefit. The apostle Paul in Romans 8:28 reminds us, “All things work together for good to them that love God, that are called according to His purpose.”
God, how awesome that we are in Your plan. Amen.
Bro. Bill
In God we trust!

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Yahweh, Day 126



 
Day 126, Yahweh: His Name Cometh #4
27 Look, Yahweh comes from far away, His anger burning and heavy with smoke. His lips are full of fury, and His tongue is like a consuming fire. 28 His breath is like an overflowing torrent that rises to the neck. [He comes] to sift the nations in a sieve of destruction and to put a bridle on the jaws of the peoples to lead [them] astray. 29 Your singing will be like that on the night of a holy festival, And [your] heart will rejoice like one who walks [to the music] of a flute, going up to the mountain of the Lord, to the Rock of Israel. 30 And the Lord will make the splendor of His voice heard and reveal His arm striking in angry wrath and a flame of consuming fire, in driving rain, a torrent, and hailstones. 31 Assyria will be shattered by the voice of the Lord. He will strike with a rod. 32 And every stroke of the appointed staff that the Lord brings down on him will be [to the sound] of tambourines and lyres; He will fight against him with brandished weapons. 33 Indeed! Topheth has been ready for the king for a long time now. His funeral pyre is deep and wide, with plenty of fire and wood. The breath of the Lord, like a torrent of brimstone, kindles it.
Isaiah 30:27-33 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
Resuming now from day 113 … the reality of Yahweh's Name that is coming ...
Do the above verses strike you as being a little uncomfortable?  As Yahweh expresses His Judgments against the evil of the day … we find Israel ... rejoicing?
We shall consider this for the next two days ... the cry of "Hallelujah" by the Lord's people ... as Yahweh makes "the splendor of His voice heard..."
It's in The Name.
Intercessory Prayer:  Yahweh, for the honor and respect of Your Great Name … give us eyes to see and ears to hear … and enough spiritual discernment to recognize the sound of Your Voice that has come … in this our day.  In Jesus Name.  Amen.

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