I’m some blessed cookie I tell you, I woke up this morning and verses from
Scripture started being spoken to me and JESUS started talking talking and talking …… and then this song …….
the first one
20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ga 2:20). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
the second one cos I was so tired studying the WORD for my exams yesterday, even my little toe hurt, every muscle in my body was aching like I’d been in a championship
but JESUS says
8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.
13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For cit is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self his being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (2 Co 4:8–18). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you shall only go up and not down, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, being careful to do them,
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Dt 28:12–13). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.
the Sword of the Spirit
the WORD of God
we are defined by God’s WORD
we are not of this world
the power of the Holy Spirit
It’s been tough but …. it’s been all good …… once we had this bible study and we were taught about Refiner’s FIRE and how silver is refined through fire seven times, seven is a perfect number in God’s kingdom, I listened attentively ….. like I always ever do ….. lest I miss something JESUS is trying to tell me through the saints, so I ever and always pay the utmost attention …. it might just be so important and a turning point …. in my walk …. so simple …… yet so edifying …….. I was passing through the FIRE of the WORD at that point in my walk and my heart was being pierced by God’s WORD …… literally ……. but those days taught me never to give up on the WORD and to hold fast to Scripture like my life depended on it …….. like the manna Israel ate in the desert for forty years ……… going through the Pneumatology reminded me of things I’d hidden in my heart ….. truths ….. simple truths that only a people who’ve experienced it for true life can share ….. I’m not alone in this walk …. by the long run …… I’m just one ….. in many …….. all stretching forward …… and upwards …….. gaining speed ……… not giving up ………. you know the crushing causes a sweet sweet aroma unto the LORD ……. you all know in Genesis when the first covenant was cut and the sweet sweet aroma satisfied the LORD …… our lives ……. when we are crushed by circumstance ….. whatever it may be …… for me it’s as simple as I’m studying heartily ……. it releases unto the LORD a sweet sweet aroma …… and HE smiles upon us ….. as HE is satisfied ……… so …… many of us are going through circumstances beyond our control …… as I was taught …… you are a sweet sweet aroma unto the LORD ……. don’t give up the good good fight of faith ……. a crown awaits you …… before the LORD …… our LORD JESUS who is the Christ ……….. 🙂 as for me and my house ….. we will serve the LORD ……. upwards and forwards I will plunge my sword and forwards and upwards is my goal …… Christ JESUS our LORD …….. MESSIAH …. the great I AM …….. I love YOU JESUS
…………….. I’m no baby ………. it was said to me time and time again …… don’t act like a baby ……… try being me, if I get one thing wrong …… I get told off immediately …… wrong direction …….
Peace with God Through Faith
5 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Ro 5:1–5). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.