Truth Sprinkled With Grace

“Just Give Me Jesus.” (Anne Graham Lotz, Jill Briscoe, Fernando Ortega) …”For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17). Our world is crumbling before our faces. We are at a time in God’s calendar when the manifestations of His judgments are taking place. As a believer in Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I am asking other Christians, and Jews, to seek our Lord’s judgments to be fulfilled, but that we may also experience the truth of God’s sovereign purpose for the world to be seasoned with His grace…I would like to add a personal word of thanks to a very special saint, who lives in New York, for a time of deep and intimate discussion that led me to this train of spiritual thought. Before you click onto the following videos, please pay close attention to God’s Holy Word, as it is given to us through the Prophet Isaiah. Then, consider the message of grace that is contained in the songs of the videos.

Isaiah 55:6-11 New International Version (NIV)

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways,”
declares the Lord.
9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

There Is None Like You

Shout To The Lord

Jesus Is All The World To Me
(Consider, “Second Row Piano Side,”
like when I was growing up)

In The Presence Of Jehovah

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The Glory Of God

Consider the Presence and Glory of God. Consider having the personal relationship that Moses had with God. Consider the reverence that Solomon had for God. Consider the experiences with the Glory of God that Ezekiel had.Take a few reverential minutes to read the following scripture passages that discuss these matters.

Psalm 19:1 King James Version (KJV)

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

Exodus 33:7-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the Lord would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp. 8 And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent. 9 Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the Lord would speak with Moses. 10 When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent. 11 Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.

Exodus 40:34-35 King James Version (KJV)

34 Then a cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
35 And Moses was not able to enter into the tent of the congregation, because the cloud abode thereon, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.

1 Kings 8:10-11 King James Version (KJV)

10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, 11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord.

1 Kings 8:14-15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

14 Then the king faced about and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing. 15 He said, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who spoke with His mouth to my father David

1 Kings 8:22-23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

22 Then Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven. 23 He said, “OLord, the God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing loving kindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart,

1 Kings 8:54-58 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

54 When Solomon had finished praying this entire prayer and supplication to the Lord, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread toward heaven. 55 And he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying: 56 “Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised; not one word has failed of all His good promise, which He promised through Moses His servant. 57 May the Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake us, 58 that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances, which He commanded our fathers.

2 Chronicles 5:13-14 King James Version (KJV)

13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord; 14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God.

2 Chronicles 6:3 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“Then the king faced about and blessed all the assembly of Israel, while all the assembly of Israel was standing.”

2 Chronicles 6:12-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Solomon’s Prayer

12 Then he stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands. 13 Now Solomon had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had set it in the midst of the court; and he stood on it, knelt on his knees in the presence of all the assembly of Israel and spread out his hands toward heaven. 14 He said, “O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no god like You in heaven or on earth,keeping covenant and showing loving kindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart;

2 Chronicles 7:1-3 King James Version (KJV)

1 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the Lord filled the house. 2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord had filled the Lord’s house. 3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Ezekiel 1:28 King James Version (KJV)

Ezekiel’s Experiences With The Glory Of God

“As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake.”

Ezekiel 8:3-4 King James Version (KJV)

3 And he put forth the form of a hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy. 4 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there, according to the vision that I saw in the plain.

Ezekiel 9:3 King James Version (KJV)

“And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house..”

Ezekiel 10:18-22 King James Version (KJV) The Glory Of The Lord Departed The Temple.

18 Then the glory of the Lord departed from off the threshold of the house, and stood over the cherubims. 19 And the cherubims lifted up their wings, and mounted up from the earth in my sight: when they went out, the wheels also were beside them, and every one stood at the door of the east gate of the Lord’s house; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above.

Ezekiel 11:22-23 King James Version (KJV) The Departed Glory Of The Lord.

22 Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above. 23 And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city.

Ezekiel 43:1-5 King James Version (KJV) (The Glory Of God Returns And Fills The Millennial Temple After The Tribulation.

1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east: 2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory. 3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell upon my face. 4 And the glory of the Lord came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east. 5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house.

Prepare To Meet Thy God!!!

“2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” ( 2 Timothy 4:2-4) The Apostle Paul writes about the condition of most of our churches today due to the lack of solid preaching about the need for salvation and repentance. Steve Hill is now with the Lord in Heaven. He had a great burden for those who were destined for a meeting with God at the Great White Throne Judgment, and an eternity in Hell. Don’t discount the fervor of Steve Hill as he preached his message, or of the reaction of the people who were expressing the realization of their need for repentance. The reality and finality of the Great White Throne Judgment is something that should not be diminished. For those of you who have not come to saving faith in Jesus, the following verses describe the appointment with God that awaits you.

Revelation 20:10-15

10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Lord Have Mercy On Us! Please?

“But the Lord is in His holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before Him.” (Habakkuk 2:20). A courtroom setting is the scene. We need to humble ourselves before God and seek His mercy.

Tim Stafford, soloist, from the “Choral Festival of Praise” celebrating 27 years of music ministry of Gerald Edmonds at The Moody Church

Hey God! This Is The World That You Created; You Know – Genesis 1:1?

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1). God? We know that You’re listening. We really haven’t been spending time with you…You see what’s happening to us! Please help!

Music video by Bill & Gloria Gaither performing “How Long Has It Been” (featuring Jake Hess and Ann Downing)

God’s Grace And Mercy

“Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love”(2 John 3).

Consider “grace” and “mercy.” Grace is something which God gives us, that we don’t deserve, such as the gift of eternal life with Him in Heaven. Because of God’s Mercy, we, wo are believers in Jesus, are saved from that which we do deserve, which is eternal torment and separation from God is an eternity in Hell.

As I watched the videos of the Mississippi Mass Choir, I had a very difficult time choosing only one video to put with this post. The man who is singing, Mr. Frank Williams, has passed from this life and is spending his eternal life with God in heaven. The expressions that I saw on the face of Mr. Williams spoke many words about his sincere love for his Lord, our Lord, Jesus Christ.

As Mr. Williams and the choir sang the old songs of the church, I was able to remember them as being some of the ones that were sung when I was a little boy. I can remember the Baptist, Methodist, Nazarene, and Churches Of God that I attended with my relatives. Most of those loved ones have also gone on to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus. One of my sets of grandparents attended a Church of God. It was there that I would find myself asleep on one of the wooden pews, as the evening would “continue on.” I had an “Uncle Charlie;” he attended a Nazarene church. If company would ever go to his house on a Sunday morning, Uncle Charlie would go to church, with or without his company. I remember that when Uncle Charlie died, the preacher couldn’t make it through his message of memorial without crying. It was at a Baptist church, at the age of ten, that I responded to the preacher’s message of salvation through faith in Jesus, and walked down the aisle and made a profession of faith in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. The pastor and church members gave me “the right hand of Christian fellowship.” It was not long afterward that I was immersed in the waters of baptism by that same pastor.

As a child, it was common for most of my friends and their families to go to Sunday School and Church. I remember that Sunday night church services were well-attended. Wednesday nights were popular, too. Vacation Bible School was fun. Revivals would last for two weeks, or more. In Baptist churches, we had a program for boys that was called “RAs,” or Royal Ambassadors. We had RA meetings on Wednesday nights where we would study the Bible and memorize scriptures. On weekdays we would have sporting events. I still keep in touch with my RA leader of “many years ago.” “Brother Louis,” who is now age eighty, coached boys at church and playgrounds for forty-three years. Many of his boys, including me, keep in touch with him frequently.

Mr. Williams, whom I mentioned earlier in this post, was about my age; I wish that I could have known him. People like him, and Brother Louis, and my Uncle Charlie, are manifestations of God’s grace and mercy. I am sure that there are many others who have been blessed by having such people to grace their lives.

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