Under His Shelter

Wow! Did I tell you last week I watched Graham Cooke on YouTube for the first time? In “The Language of Heaven” he recommends reading through the Gospels frequently; like at least yearly – if not every 3 months. He suggests we become Jesus’ disciples instead of Paul’s?! It’s about learning a new language. Our human influences have given us a negative, unbelieving, untrusting way of thinking, talking, acting and reacting. The language that comes from this world system is hurtful, reactive, fatalistic…what more need I say? Heavenly language, as Jesus modeled during his life on earth, is fair, loving, wise, always hoping and never giving up. Do you realize Heaven doesn’t have a Plan B?

VictoryAnother thing I gleaned from Graham Cooke: Heaven doesn’t see problems or failure. Jesus always took the negative and turned it around for the glory of God. Think about it: every problem/challenge comes with a promise and a provision. Let me give you an example.

If we have wayward children, instead of looking at where they’re at right now and hashing over all that’s wrong and despairing, let’s find a Scripture that would turn these thoughts around.

Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord,
And great shall be the peace of your children.

1. My children SHALL be taught by the LORD (provision)

2. Great SHALL be their peace (promise)

Claim this for your children and see what happens! I challenge you to find other verses of promise for your children, your marriage, your health; any problem that comes.

The same evening I found Graham Cooke, I also found Shane and Shane‘s music videos on YouTube. They put Psalms into song and do amazing video to accompany. In Psalm 91 on Eagle’s Wings they use these Scriptures:

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Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer;
My God, my [a]strength, in whom I will trust;
My shield and the [b]horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Another Scripture the Spirit impressed me with the same day:

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.

I will cry out to God Most High,
To God who performs all things for me.
He shall send from heaven and save me…

These passages promise if I take refuge in the shadow of His wings, trust and cry out to Him, He will perform all things for me, deliver and strengthen, He will send from heaven and save me.

I love the way the Spirit brings all things together to clearly make a point. As thick as I can  sometimes be, what a gracious Father to use several methods to make the point He’s trying to make. It’s such a marvelous journey following the Lord, my heart is sad for those who haven’t experienced it. Let’s help others find the narrow way that leads to life.

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Before church a couple Sunday’s ago here’s what I wrote in my two-way journal ( think God Calling/Jesus Calling)

Lord, I know you’re doing a mighty work in me, my family, our congregation, my neighbors. What is my assignment today?

Love, love, love! Give out the love I give you. Soak in the river of life and overflow. Encourage, speak life, walk in peace & joy. Let My fruits in you be squeezed, dripping & oozing down and getting all over those around you. The simple act of kindness is mightier than you realize! (H.H. 11-17-2019)

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Romance? Relevance?

 I just finished reading An Idaho Christmas: Past and Present a compilation of two of Robin Lee Hatcher’s Christmas romances. It reminded me of the plots for Hallmark romance movies and brought questions to mind.

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  • Why is there always a miscommunication?

  • Why is there always an impossible situation?

  • Why can’t the romantic characters see what everyone around them is observing?

  • Why so much drama?

Maybe because the authors/script writers follow what they’ve observed in real life, or what they’d like to see in real life? Possibly because human nature has never really changed since the first marriage? What’s the relevance of it all? Let’s ponder a bit.

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In my own life, there was a time while we were dating that my husband (to-be) John saw me on the sidewalk, said hi and I didn’t respond. He thought I was ignoring him or mad at him. The truth was, I was on my way home from school concentrating on my teen-aged thoughts so thoroughly that I didn’t see or hear him! We’ve had many instances where we did not communicate well-if at all- and it made things very difficult. As with the romance stories, each of us has had longings for the other and not understood we had the same longings. If we’d just spoken up and not held it in, we’d have saved a lot of drama and hurt.

In the Bible we read of similar things that may be relevant to these romance stories.  How about Jacob and Esau when Jacob returned to Bethel (Genesis 32-35) with his wives and children? He was sure Esau wanted to kill him and take for himself all that Jacob had acquired. Esau did just the opposite! Joseph and his brothers in Egypt; (Genesis 42-43) they thought he was going to kill them, he just wanted to reveal himself and be reconciled. David’s relationship with his brothers in 1 Samuel 17 and Joseph’s relationship with his brothers in Genesis 37. What about Jacob’s wives who were sisters?

I appreciate the way God inspired the Bible to be written. I can relate to the people in the stories because I’ve realized as King Solomon did in Ecclesiastes 1:9

That which has been is what will be, That which is done is what will be done, And there is nothing new under the sun. 

I don't think soAs in the romance stories, we can observe or discern misunderstandings; people often can’t see what’s true because they can’t get out of their heads. Often, being inside the relationship, the truth that’s evident to the outsider is hidden from them. How many times have I watched or read these stories and been frustrated that they just can’t see what’s right in front of them???  Why are they believing a lie their thoughts dreamed up? Then I realize I’m the same way in my own life!      downcast

What about in your life? Have you ever thought someone was mad at you then found out they weren’t even thinking about you at the time? What seemed relevant in your view was not in their thoughts. As I’m growing in the things of the Lord and getting new revelation on love and Godly relationships, I’m able to help others see some of these things and work on the love and relationship parts. I’m getting better perspective on why people act like they do and why I act like I do!

Last Sunday, our Pastor spoke about Relevance. He asked us to think about that drug addict, the alcoholic, the abuser. If I had grown up in his/her household, with the people they grew up with, the abuses they suffered, the neighborhood they lived in, I could have the same problems they have. If I’m going to be relevant and minister Christ to these people, I need a new perspective. As I said in last week’s blog, it’s all about love and relationship with God first, then people. We need God’s perspective to be able to love those He puts around us. Compassion is the mode we should operate in; start with a true estimation of who I am in Christ, then a true estimation of the other people around me. Jesus paid the price for ALL of us to be forgiven of sin. This thought lends to:

1 John 2: 9 He who says he is in the light, and hates his brother, is in darkness until now. 10 He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. 11 But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.

As this passage shows, if we walk in the Light of God, the shadows of darkness won’t blind us. Remember, the light of God is His love, displayed in Christ Jesus. Let’s draw close to Him and walk in the light of love and minister to those He puts in our spheres of influence. I pray we all begin to see others as God sees them, through Christ’s blood sacrifice and His love. Then we can find common ground and become relevant to those around us. The Gospel based on love and restored relationship is always relevant if we just realize it. I leave you all in the love and admonition of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Remember:

Good, Good Father

Musings for early November 2019

what it says about godGood day dear readers. Life got a bit out of hand so I’m late posting again, but at least it’s still Friday; my target day to post! This two-way journaling with the Lord is getting quite interesting. Let me share some things from it.

Yesterday Mandisa tweeted:

“We need to have a war chest of Scripture to FIGHT life’s challenges. What Scripture are you claiming over your life today?” [#BetterTogetherTV@mandisaoffical]

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Immediately this Scripture came to mind: For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:17. I declared I do not have any fear for I claim God’s power, God’s love, and a sound mind. The rest of my evening was victorious!

SO, what Scripture are YOU claiming/declaring over your life today?

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Our focus for our Watertown Women’s Connection Prayer Connection [affiliated with Stonecroft Women’s Ministry] this month is Gratefulness. In that vein, I shout out a heart-felt thank you to all the Veterans as November 11th approaches. Happy 13th Birthday to my nephew Ethan that day also!

comforting friendIn Life Group, our leaders said their adult children were talking about all the people cutting themselves, the suicides and drug addictions. I shared a thought and my leader told me to write it right down: “We haven’t invested in the little ones and the families are not being families so they have no love resource to draw from so they have no identity.” We who have accepted Jesus as Lord of our lives should find our identity in the Father’s love. If we don’t have that identity and love, how can we share with others to help them establish their own identity and worth? Pastor Nsamba [George William] from Ghana spoke in our church a couple weeks ago. He shared a new movement in the Body: Bring One. He and other leaders had planned huge gatherings to share the gospel. All the time and money brought some salvations, but never brought many into their churches. When they caught the idea of Bring One, each member found a friend, relative, neighbor, co-worker to bring and the churches grew exponentially. He stressed that we need to nurture our love relationship with the Lord, and start relationships and love on the people aroundfriends us, then we’ll have opportunity to invite them to church. The Spirit is in the church, so if we bring one, they will encounter the Living God and be changed. It’s emboldened us to deepen our relationships and to love others more so we have people we can bring into church and into the Kingdom. Can you Bring One?

I’ve gone back and re-read some journal pages and found some common themes: I’m precious, loved, a dear one to him. He tells me to draw closer, come deeper into Him, deeper into His love. All things come out of love and relationship. As I deepen my relationship with Him, I deepen my relationship with those around me. As I experience more of His love, I have more love to lavish on others. Let’s look at what the Word says of God’s love and the benefits of us sharing it:

…that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; Deuteronomy 30:20

…to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to keep His commandments, to hold fast to Him, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Joshua 22:5

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5

[ Walk in Love ] Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. Ephesians 5:1

I’ll finish with Matthew 22:36-40:

36 “Teacher, which is the great[est] commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

Since God IS love; love is his person/nature. The Word of God in the Bible is all about his love for us, the love he gives, the love he wants us to give. Brothers and Sisters, as God has loved us in Christ Jesus, we also are to love. One other thought: Holiness means ownership. Holiness means you are owned by Him as 1 Corinthians 6:20 says, we were bought with a price; so glorify God in your body and spirit, which belong to God. Walk in love and you will draw many to him; draw closer to him and find yourself in the will of God! We need EVERYONEare YOU in???

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John Chapter 3

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Today I want to share some insights from the third chapter of John. John 3:16 is the first scripture I remember memorizing, I’ve often heard the story of Nicodemus, but never really spent any time in this chapter to connect the whole story. Notice, chapter 4 tells of the wedding in Cana of Galilee where Jesus did his first public miracle.

The New Birth

John 3 There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”

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So Nicodemus came to Jesus at night, fearful he’d be found speaking with “the enemy” by the other Jewish rulers; fearful of punishment that could be as light as losing his leadership position or as heavy as being stoned to death. He admits Jesus must be a teacher come from God, but too far a stretch for his mind to conceive him as Messiah.

Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”

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Again, a big stretch of Nicodemus’ understanding, this phrase “born again”.

Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

DoveJesus is introducing one of the Holy Spirit’s main functions in this passage. This makes a clear distinction between the characteristics of human flesh and that flesh re-born of the Spirit.

Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?

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Nicodemus was well-versed in the Law and Prophets, having been a Torah student from a young age and having served in the Synagogue leadership and taught others for a number of years by now. But, Jesus points out that his knowledge blinds him from the wisdom in God’s Word.

10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. 12 If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? 13 No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

This section uses eternal life v.15, everlasting life v.16. Looking at John 10:10  Jesus again speaks of the life He came to give: life and life more abundantly (Zoe life). This chapter makes plain the fact that life eternal comes from God through Christ and no other way. Notice, Jesus is already proclaiming how he would die (v.14).

Is that me

1“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19 And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 20 For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

pexels-photo-593899.jpegThere is no condemnation in Christ Jesus (v.17) but those  who choose not to believe are condemned because they love the darkness and reject His light. Because shining light exposes evil deeds, they turn away from it. Those who’s works are good don’t mind them being highlighted and clearly seen because they know there’s no condemnation when they do what’s pleasing to God. One thought: if you’ve done nothing wrong, you don’t fear the police. Fear comes from trying to hide your sin and shame. The devil is more than happy to help our flesh condemn us; our memories are too long! God does not condemn us; He convicts us of sin. There is no remedy for condemnation, but the remedy for conviction; Christ’s blood. So repent, turn away from your sins; let them be buried in the deep sea, dipped in the blood of the Lamb that washes white as snow. 

Have you been washed clean by accepting eternal life in Christ Jesus? Are you taking advantage of the relationship with Father God restored to us by the blood of Jesus? I pray you will all walk in faith and victory with the Lord each day; running free from sin, shame and fear because He is with you!

Shalom dear readers!

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Remember The LORD Your God

image000000_8In our Life Group we looked at Matthew 4:4 But He [Jesus] answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ ” then traced it back to Deuteronomy 8:3 the verse Jesus was quoting. This led me to study chapter 8 of Deuteronomy. Let’s see what God was saying to the Israelites that applies to us today. 

Remember the Lord Your God

Deuteronomy 8:1“Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers. And you shall remember that the Lord your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

When’s the last time you asked God to search your heart and humble you?

Good, Good FatherSo He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LordYour garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty yearsYou should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you.

Have you discovered this to be true? As God humbled you, did you realize He was chastening you as a son/daughter? Have you contemplated what garments not wearing out and health being your portion for 40 years would look like today?

“Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.

Proverbs tells us the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Are you growing in relationship with Him, learning to walk in His ways daily?

img_20191014_163810682_hdrFor the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.

Israel as a nation is finding these blessings reside in God’s chosen land. It is a good land, made even better when the people acknowledge the LORD God that gave the blessings to them. It’s the same in North America as well!

give thanks in everything11 Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, 12 lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them;13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; 14 when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; 16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end— 17 then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.

We are told repeatedly to give thanks for all we’ve been blessed with, to not forget to minister and give to those who minister to us, widows, orphans, and the poor. Have you poured all your resources into your home and family and forgotten to honor God with tithes and offerings; with thanks, your time and talents?

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18 “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the Lord your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.20 As the nations which the Lord destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the Lord your God.

I don’t want to perish in my sins and disobedience. I choose to accept the payment Christ Jesus made to set me free and grow deeper in my relationship with the God of the universe, His Son, and live by the Spirit of God, learning to follow as Jesus did while on earth. Give thanks with a grateful heart to the Holy One who blesses us with all we need for life and godliness.

Victory When victory comes, don’t forget the LORD your God who brought you the victory !

Holy Spirit Fire and More!

Dove Luke 3:22 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased”.

When Jesus came up out of the waters of baptism, it says the Spirit descended upon him ‘like a dove’. The Holy Spirit was NOT a dove; but that’s the closest comparison those watching the event could make with their human eyes.

Note: the Son was immersed, the Spirit came upon Him, the Father spoke to the Son.

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The Bible doesn’t use the word “Holy Trinity”(It’s a man-made term for this doctrine) but clearly shows examples such as this of how the three parts of God are separate, but all three are one God. I love the analogy of an egg to demonstrate the Trinity: shell, white, yolk are three distinct parts with three distinct functions, but they compose a unit that the baby chick will develop in and emerge from. I’d take this further by saying Jesus walking earth as fully man, fully God and filled with the Holy Spirit after His baptism was like the egg emerging as a chick.

Is that meI was watching Sid Roth LIVE: Holy Fire & Glory (YouTube/ISN). This is my second time watching this episode and I accepted another dose of Holy Fire and Glory from Sid’s guests: Kevin Zadai, Diane Nutt and Tracey Cooke joined by Rich Vera at the end. It was good to watch after spending a couple weeks listening/watching a lot of Kevin’s videos. I’ve begun reading his books Agenda of Angels and Supernatural Finances on my Kindle.

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Our church hosted the You Can Hear From God seminar with Dr. Mark Virkler  October 4-6th. It was an amazing time of learning to:

  1. quiet myself

  2. fix my eyes on Jesus

  3. tune to spontaneity

  4. write

These 4 keys come from 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice a book written by Mark & Patti Virkler. Mark explains how he’s a left brain type A person, his wife’s a right brain type B person, so they collaborate on all their books. You can find many free resources and teachings from their ministry at http://www.cwgministries.org

Dr. Mark grew up in Lewis County, NY attending the “Virkler Church” (because so much of the large Virkler clan were in the congregation) where there were very strict rules and no musical instruments allowed. He would have been content staying there and working on a dairy farm, but the Lord had other plans! He spent 10 years trying to find out how to hear God’s voice. No one could explain to him how to hear, and nothing worked until he spent a year seeking the Lord and learning to picture Jesus at his right hand:

Acts 2:25 For David says concerning Him:

‘I foresaw the Lord always before my face,
For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.

 

Then let flowing thoughts/rivers of living water flow through his mind/heart:

Dove The Promise of the Holy Spirit

37 On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. 38 He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

39 But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.

Now Mark and his family have a ministry that travels around the world and has a on-line University with thousands of students.

Having spent 4 days and counting following the four steps, I’m learning I can begin opening the eyes of my heart and seeing visions and the Lord has DEFINITELY used my pen to write His answers to my questions by the Holy Spirit. I’m pressing in to living in the Holy Spirit flow and fire as a lifestyle. I encourage you to go to the ministry’s web site and check it out: http://www.cwgministries.org/4keys

I’d love to go to one of Kevin Zadai’s events; I’m looking for a traveling partner! Anyone interested? You can find a list of his events at: http://www.kevinzadai.com

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Wise/Foolish Builders

wise and understandingOne of my Crossroads Prison Ministry students just finished his last lesson in The Sermon On The Mount Bible study and a familiar passage of Scripture became fuller in meaning to me. I’ll start with the familiar Scripture passage first.

Build on the Rock

Matthew 7:24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

Psalm 143.10Jesus didn’t really start new teachings; He actually built on what was said in the Law and the Prophets, clarifying it.

A Cornerstone in Zion

16 Therefore thus says the Lord God:

“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
Whoever believes will not act hastily.
17 Also I will make justice the measuring line,
And righteousness the plummet;
The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies,
And the waters will overflow the hiding place.
18 Your covenant with death will be annulled,
And your agreement with Sheol will not stand;
When the overflowing scourge passes through,
Then you will be trampled down by it. [verses 14-15 further clarify this passage]

 

walking and leapingBy the Holy Spirit, the Apostles brought further clarity using the Scriptures from the Law and Prophets to help explain what we have in Christ Jesus when we set our Spiritual foundation on Him. Here’s another angle on wise and foolish builders.

The Chosen Stone and His Chosen People

1 Peter 2:4-74 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,

“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”

Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient [unbelieving], “The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,”

1 Corinthians 3:11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

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So let’s be like the wise builder who sets faith on the unshakable rock of Christ. It’s the only way we can stand firm as this world gets darker and rockier and the storms become more frequent and tempestuous.

I pray you will all grow deeper in your relationship with God the Father, Son, and Spirit this week. Shalom!