April 26, 2018

April 26

Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, since he always lives to intercede for them.  Hebrews 7:25 CSB

Deuteronomy 12-13

12 We are to worship at the place the Lord God chooses. 

1 Corinthians 12:18 (CSB) 18 But as it is, God has arranged each one of the parts in the body just as he wanted.

Gathering together in the place the Lord calls us to, brings blessing with rejoicing.  Why would I want to be away from where the Lord would be with me?  As it talks about in Hebrews 10, not coming to church and in this reading, going to a church God does not tell you to worship at, is in opposition to God.

Not eating the blood carries over to the New Testament for the Gentiles.  Obedience to this brings prosperity.  It is a reminder that the life is in the blood.  Eternal life was paid for with the blood of our Messiah.

The tenth is not ours so we are to do with it as the Lord requires with rejoicing.  The ministers are not to be neglected.  ALL of the commands of the Lord are for our good and the good of others. 

32 Be careful to do everything I command you; do not add anything to it or take anything away from it.

13 Just because someone is known with a particular gifting, they must never be followed if they deviate from the truth of the Word of God.  We will be tested in this.  Many a great preacher or prophet has gone astray.  Just because they once had it correct does not mean they are to be followed if they ever deviate from the Truth of the Word.  God hates idolatry because it removes people from the loving arms of the Father and opens the door for the enemy to take over.  There would be a lot of destruction and killing on our own Island if we still were living under the letter of the law and not the Spirit of the law.  With the Holy Spirit there should be no need to know what is of God and what is not.  Messiah has given His Spirit and His Word to us.  Purposely disobeying and committing idolatry (placing ANYTHING in priority above the Lord) in any aspect  means walking away from the Lord and all of His good.  Unfortunately people get deceived and think it is just the worship of actual false gods that is idolatry but anything placed ahead of the Lord means that thing is a god in the person’s sight.  I pray that those who read this Lord, will truly understand.

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April 25, 2018

April 25  See you all tonight.  The ADA BR is ready for use!  Thank You Lord again, for your provision!

God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him, warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ.  Colossians 1:27-28 CSB

Deuteronomy 10-11

10 God’s Covenant is His Word.  He does not change.  Let Your Glory streams flow every time we meet, Lord.  It is God who sets people and groups of people apart for specific service unto Him.  Blessings can only be pronounced in the Name of the Lord from whom all blessings flow.  How can there be any greater gift than the Lord being a person’s inheritance? 

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

What the Lord asks of His people is to fear Him, walk in ALL His ways, love Him and worship Him with ALL our heart and soul, keeping His commands for our own good, in faithfulness to Him.  The Lord’s commands are NEVER burdensome!  All is the Lord’s so He decides.  He has chosen to love our forefathers and chose their descendants because of His great love.  He is not partial.  He can take no bribes because He is the just of the just.  Lord, You are my praise.  God multiplies for those whom He loves.

11 The wondrous things of God must be passed through continuous discipleship generation to generation.  Those who follow the commands of the Lord are given strength and live long and prosper in all things with victory over the enemy every time.  What does the Lord say about Israel?  12 It is a land the Lord your God cares for. He is always watching over it from the beginning to the end of the year. 

The Lord sets before each of us His blessing to choose.  But if we choose not to follow after our God, the enemy can come kill, steal and destroy.  Many don't realize that ANYTHING that is placed in importance before God is idolatry.  What can possibly be more important for the sake of eternity?

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April 24, 2018

April 24

For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb.  1 Peter 1:18-19 CSB

Deuteronomy 8-9

8 Following after the Lord and applying all of His commands in the true fear of the Lord, brings life and increase and land.  I cannot live on mere natural sustenance but I must live on every word that comes from the mouth of my God. 

I did watercolor paintings from verse 8, the “fruits” of Israel.  They are in our bedroom and are a reminder of the promises of God.  God’s desire is that I (we) lack nothing!  I have so much to bless the Lord about!  The way the Lord gets forgotten is by ignoring His commands, thinking that we increased by ourselves. 

17 You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’ 18 but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm his covenant he swore to your fathers, as it is today. 19 If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods to serve them and bow in worship to them, I testify against you today that you will perish. 20 Like the nations the Lord is about to destroy before you, you will perish if you do not obey the Lord your God.

HMMM!  I have read verses 17 and 18 for offering time but did not include verses 19 and 20.  I am sure the response would be very different from the congregation.  I imagine instead of cheers, there would be silence. 

9 Wherever the Lord, my God leads me, He takes care of the “giants” on my behalf.  My “righteousness” produces absolutely nothing gained for me.  If not for the work of the Lord Yeshua at the Cross, righteousness would not even be considered for me to carry.  God hears our prayers and intercessions and acts upon those requests.  The prayer that Moses prayed is a great one to speak over the Israeli people even today!

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April 23, 2018

April 23

What an awesome family day and baptism at Keauhou Bay, yesterday! 

For it is written, As I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow to me, and every tongue will give praise to God.  Romans 14:11 CSB

Deuteronomy 6-7

6 Obedience brings prosperity and multiplication.  My heart and my confession must daily declare: The Lord my God, the Lord is One and I love You Lord, my God with all my heart, all my soul and all my strength.  This is not just for me but for my children and grandchildren and all I am around.  It is a foolish thing to forget the Lord and all His goodness when I have plenty.  My doing of “good” must be based on what God says is good.  I am to drive out the enemy and never tolerate him or his antics.  I must remember what the Lord has set me free from and pass that on to the younger generations, with the fear of my Lord.  This is not an Old Testament command.  This is reiterated in the New Testament by my Lord Yeshua.  God does not change.  He is the same.  He will not change.  He will always be the same.  Yes I am no longer under the law of sin and death because I am free in the law of the Sprit which brings me life, yet loving the Lord with all of my being, is still the first and foremost command!

7 Treaties and mercies are not for the idolatrous. 

Know that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps his gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love him and keep his commands. 10 But he directly pays back and destroys those who hate him. He will not hesitate to pay back directly the one who hates him.

Loving God keeps covenant with Him, with Him loyal to me.  I can’t think of a better benefit!  It means He loves, blesses and multiplies my life.  Whatever my hand is put to is blessed.  He is the remover of all sickness that wants to attack and stay on me.  My God enables me and battles for me so I never have to lose against the enemy of my soul.    

21 Don’t be terrified of them, for the Lord your God, a great and awesome God, is among you.

I remember before I chose the Lord for my life (at age 22) and used to do ceramics.  I had painted and fired some little buddha’s because I thought they were cute, not knowing they were detestable to my God at that time.  I didn’t worship them but they were in my house and detestable to my God.  Very shortly after I got Born-Again, the Lord spoke to me and had me do a house cleaning.  He had me throw away anything that was not of Him such as the ceramics, wall hangings (New Mexico has a bunch of idolatrous objects just like Hawaii), books and even some jewelry and clothes.  I threw them away and did not give them to someone else as I didn’t want to be the cause of their sin.

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April 22, 2018

April 22

For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse.  Romans 1:20 CSB

Deuteronomy 5

The Ten Commandments are reiterated to the people from Moses. 

Show me Your Glory, please Lord!  May Your people truly have a heart to fear You Lord and to keep Your commands which are for our benefit. 

33 Follow the whole instruction the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live, prosper, and have a long life in the land you will possess.

Ecclesiastes 1

All of Solomon’s wisdom couldn’t bring him joy.  Only a real, personal relationship with the Lord can do this.  I can never place the gift God gave me above God Himself. 

Colossians 2

So then, just as you have received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, being rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and overflowing with gratitude.

Thank You Lord that You have made me alive in You!  Thank You that You erased the debt with its all obligations and nailed it to the Cross on my behalf while also disarming all spirits of darkness!  It is so vital to pay attention and not get deceived by all the things of the world.  I am grateful Lord that You have set me free and Your salvation is such a wonderful gift to me because of Your mercy and love. 

Meditation:  Lord, You know how much I desire to be in Your glorious Presence in a way I have not yet experienced.  The depth of Your love, mercy and grace and all they offer is really beyond my comprehension yet I know it is the truth of what is real from You to me. 

Application: Stay in thankfulness because God’s goodness to me is never ending.

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