Love & Covenant (part 6)

15 If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you. 16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy; 17 no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” Isaiah 54:15-17 ESV

Dear Heavenly Father – please continue to reveal to us what you are telling us as we finish studying this chapter. We are expecting to hear from you and learn your amazing love, promises and covenant for us. Please give us ears to hear and eyes to see and open our understanding. – Amen

A couple posts ago reviewed verses 1-6 of Isaiah 54 – in which we studied the command to sing and the promise of restoration for all those areas of our lives that seem barren.  Then we reviewed verses 7-8 and how great God’s love is that nothing can separate us from Him. Yesterday we studied more about your promises and the covenant you have made with us in verses 9-14. Today we conclude the chapter starting at verse 15.

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

This verse is powerful. I heard it multiple times a day until I finally picked up my Bible and read the whole passage and posted it. Then God told me to break it down and study it deeper. And now we are back to this verse that started this whole thing. 

Even in the times of Isaiah, there were those who stirred the pot, so to speak, the ones who stir up trouble just for the sake of trouble. Verse 15 above starts us off today with talking about those people. God make it very clear – “it is not from me.”  But what people mean for evil against you, God can use it for good – for His plan.
“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” Genesis 50:20a ESV
This means that God did not intend for it to happen this way. God did not want the evil to come near us – He will keep it from harming us by turning it into good.
Nothing gets me more upset then hearing people say that the bad things in their lives are from God. When pointed out, they say: ‘well, I mean God turned it around’. There is a huge difference – God is good. God turns evil to good. Never diminish God’s goodness and love or His powers to save and change situations. Never. It is so ungrateful and literally the antichrist spirit (opposite of Christ’s spirit).

“stirs up strife with you, shall fall because of you” – this does NOT give you permission to hatch an evil plan to get back at them. This does not mean YOU (or I) get to DO anything about these trouble makers. Matthew 22:34-40 clearly tells us what we are to do about trouble makers – we are to love them as Jesus loves us. All these days of studies on how much God loves us, this is when it is time to practice it. 
I have a co-worker who stirred up some trouble lying about me (3 days before their birthday). So, as hard as it was, I still gave them a nice birthday gift.  As hard as it was, I still sent them best wishes on their social media on their birthday. Why?? Because our response must always be love. Even if we need God’s help to love them.

Let us check out other translations:

“If any nation comes to fight you, it will not be sent by me to punish you. Therefore, it will be routed, for I am on your side.” Isaiah 54:15  TLB

“Any alliance that forms against you will not be my doing; whoever tries to form such an alliance will fall because of you” Isaiah 54:15 CJB

So, any one person stirring up trouble, or any alliance (multiple trouble makers, an actual organization or group), or any nation (by ways of laws they pass that oppress and persecute the church – or any other way) – none of these are from God and shall fail. In relation to His bride under the covenant in this chapter – ONLY His will shall prevail. (That doesn’t mean weapons will not be formed, evil plans hatched, and/or trouble won’t come against us – it just means God is ready to work it for the good. Romans 8:28)

God created man and his ability to create weapon. Verse 16 is referring to physical weapons. There are spiritual weapons as well and God created the demons who make those weapons as well. Spiritual weapons may not be seen by human eyes unless God reveals them to us. This verse reminds us that we are in a spiritual battle (and sometimes it manifests in the physical realm).  

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 NIV

Even battles in the physical are still won in the spirit; as we see when Elisha asked God to open His servant’s eyes to see the army of the lord (2 Kings 6).
“He said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings 6:16 ESV

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NIV

In us is Jesus! (If we have asked Him into our lives.) and Jesus is the word (John chapter 1) and the word is a sword. Hallelujah!
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 ESV

Even though that verse explains how powerful that sword is, then let us also consider and add to it, the knowledge that:
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matthew 28:18 NIV

Jesus has all the authority! ALL! So, let us get dressed in the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) and get on our knees in prayer. Memorizing the Word (since it is Jesus) is a great way to get Jesus inside you – then quote it; swing that sword! Learn to fight in the spirit!

17 But in that coming day, no weapon turned against you shall succeed, and you will have justice against every courtroom lie. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord. This is the blessing I have given you, says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 TLB

17 No weapon made will prevail against you. In court you will refute every accusation. The servants of Adonai inherit all this; the reward for their righteousness is from me,” says Adonai.” Isaiah 54:17 CJB

In some versions of this verse, in the Bible, the battle seems to be a war, in others (like these two) it seems to be a judicial battle, in a court room – against lies and spiritual weapons.
It is clear that these verses are about God’s plan and His covenant of Love prevailing against both physical and spiritual battles played out on a battle field, in a court room, in an office, and anywhere anyone or anything comes up against God’s covenant people.

So, the next time a weapon is formed, or if there is one now, do not just remember that it shall not prosper – remember to sing and praise, remember the blessing is coming (so make room for it), remember we have a covenant with our bridegroom, remember the battle is His, and when fear tried to shake you, respond with “It is written!”

These are some of the blessing that come from letting a mighty God love you and having a relationship with Him.

If you don’t already, and today you would like to, have a relationship with a God who can communicate with you and be part of your life (and protect you) – one who is full of mighty power and tender love, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**

Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ Love one another
~ Watch and Pray ~
Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!

Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!

“Sing, barren woman who has never had a child! Burst into song, shout for joy, you who have never been in labor! For the deserted wife will have more children than the woman who is living with her husband,” says Adonai. Enlarge the space for your tent, extend the curtains of your dwelling; do not hold back, lengthen your cords, make your tent pegs firm. For you will spread out to the right and the left, your descendants will possess the nations and inhabit the desolated cities.

Don’t be afraid, for you won’t be ashamed; don’t be discouraged, for you won’t be disgraced. You will forget the shame of your youth, no longer remember the dishonor of being widowed. For your husband is your Maker,
AdonaiTzva’ot is his name. The Holy One of Isra’el is your Redeemer. He will be called the God of all the earth. For Adonai has called you back like a wife abandoned and grief-stricken; “A wife married in her youth cannot be rejected,” says your God.

“Briefly I abandoned you, but with great compassion I am taking you back. I was angry for a moment and hid my face from you; but with everlasting grace I will have compassion on you,” says Adonai your Redeemer.

“For me this is like Noach’s flood. Just as I swore that no flood like Noach’s would ever again cover the earth, so now I swear that never again will I be angry with you or rebuke you. 10 For the mountains may leave and the hills be removed, but my grace will never leave you, and my covenant of peace will not be removed,” says Adonai, who has compassion on you.

11 “Storm-ravaged, unconsoled, I will set your stones in the finest way, lay your foundations with sapphires, 12 make your windows shine with rubies, your gates with garnet, your walls with gemstones. 13 All your children will be taught by Adonai; your children will have great peace. 14 In righteousness you will be established, far from oppression, with nothing to fear; far from ruin, for it will not come near you.

15 Any alliance that forms against you will not be my doing; whoever tries to form such an alliance will fall because of you. It is I who created the craftsman who blows on the coals and forges weapons suited to their purpose; I also created the destroyer to work havoc. 17 No weapon made will prevail against you. In court you will refute every accusation. The servants of Adonai inherit all this; the reward for their righteousness is from me,” says Adonai.”

Isaiah 54 CJB

Love & Covenant (part 5)

“This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you. 10 For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

11 “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires. 12 I will make your pinnacles of agate, your gates of carbuncles, and all your wall of precious stones. 13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. 14 In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.” 

Isaiah 54:9-14 ESV

Dear Heavenly Father – please continue to reveal to us what you are telling us, as we are expecting to hear from you and learn your amazing love for us. Please give us ears to hear and eyes to see and open our understanding. – Amen

A couple posts ago reviewed verses 1-6 of Isaiah 54 – in which we studied the command to sing and the promise of restoration for all those areas of our lives that seem barren.  Last post we reviewed verses 7-8 and how great God’s love is that nothing can separate us from Him.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

Today, we are continuing to study God’s great love for us, His redemption story and plan for our lives, and the covenant of His promises to us; picking back up in Isaiah 54, starting from verse 9.  

“This is like the days of Noah” – The days of Noah were evil. So evil that God felt he had to push the reset button and flood the entire earth to rid it of so much evil.  We are also living in evil times – like the days of Noah and like the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. But, prophecy must be fulfilled and we were told this would be a sign that Jesus was coming to take His faithful remnant home. This is the rapture of the church. To me, this confirms that this chapter of Isaiah is also written for the people of the year 2020. This is directly for you and me.

37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.” Matthew 24:37-39 ESV

Having to flood the earth grieved God.  He loves His creation and did not want to destroy it. But He felt it had to be done. So, in His usual tenderness He promised to never again destroy the earth by flood. This was a covenant promise. 

A covenant is a promise and so much more; it is a contract, legal document, a pledge, and a pact. It is an agreement between two parties. So both parties MUST hold up their end.  Here in Isaiah God is extending a contract to anyone who is willing to hold up the other end. The reason is because He loves us and so, anyone who loves Him and keeps His word, is holding up their end of the contract. Therefore, God will hold up His end.

I don’t know about you – but I hear a nagging evil voice say, “well, sinner, you aren’t very good at holding up your end of the contract. Didn’t you curse the other day? Didn’t you lose your temper the other day? Didn’t you (insert whatever sin you may struggle with) the other day?
Again I remind us of the verse – there is therefore now no condemnation! It is written!  We each must work out our own salvation with God. It’s a work, a struggle (sometimes), it is a growing experience. We must work it out. This process does not excuse sin – but God removes it at a pace we can manage. Every time I am victorious over one thing – God points out another.  Sometimes I am blindsided and not expecting it and BAM the temptation came and went so fast – and I failed (especially true, for me, with using foul language – stub my toe and BAM, I failed with my potty mouth).  But I am immediately convicted and I beg for forgiveness and for continued help to grow away from such evil habits.

Holding up our end of the contract means, loving God. And despite our imperfections, having faith. Being willing to submit to His will while turning away from the desires of our flesh. Being willing to fall, but to get back up and keep pursuing His way in our lives. Just keep your eyes on Jesus and keep working on your end of the relationship. Loving God and loving others. Sharing God and His love. Sharing our failures and His grace that continues to shine upon us as He helps us grow – It is ok to be human and not perfect, God loves us anyway. And other need the encouragement that God loves and uses sinners.

11 “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires. 12 I will make your pinnacles of agate, your gates of carbuncles, and all your wall of precious stones. 13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. 14 In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.”  Isaiah 54:11-14 ESV

Yes, we read it yet again. Because we have many storms in such a time as this. Comfort isn’t found for most (unless you turn to God).  Our riches are stored up in Heaven as seen in this promise – but on earth he does promise to be our strong foundation, which is able to weather any storm.

Our promise is for our children as well, that HE will teach them. My son is an adult and last night told me he is ashamed that I believe in this myth and I am taking the easy way out not being responsible to fix the mess we are in – because I say: it is in the hands of the almighty and His will shall be done. Well, I have tried to teach my son. Now, I stand on this promise – It is written: The Lord shall teach my son! Woe to my son if he refuses to be taught as the lessons shall continue until he bends his ear.  However, as the lessons are taught, great will be my son’s peace.  He will need it.
I know this is true. My mother prayed that the Lord himself would teach me and He has – and great is my peace as the earth shakes, as waves of evil and grace wash over it, as mountains move (both falling and rising, metaphorically), and in pandemic and in violent and evil times – yes, great is my peace.

Please say it and claim it with me: God himself is establishing me in righteousness – I am not righteous but I am made the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus.  I am far from oppression – not in what the world can see or understand – but I stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made me free (Galatians 5:1).  I do not fear because I am given power through the Holy Spirit, love through grace, and a sound mind which thinks, day and night, on the word of God.  I am saved from terror – I can see it; it may come right up to my side – yes a thousand may fall at my side and ten-thousand at my right hand (Psalms 91) but the terror shall not come upon me. It is written. These are the promises of the covenant of love, from the Lord my God. In this I believe.

If you don’t already and today you would like to have a relationship with a God who can communicate with you and be part of your life (and protect you) – one who is full of mighty power and tender love, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**

Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ Love one another
~ Watch and Pray ~
Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!

Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!

“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord.
“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities.

“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. For the Lord has called you like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit, like a wife of youth when she is cast off, says your God.

For a brief moment I deserted you, but with great compassion I will gather you. In overflowing anger for a moment I hid my face from you, but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord, your Redeemer.

“This is like the days of Noah to me: as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you, and will not rebuke you. 10 For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

11 “O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in antimony, and lay your foundations with sapphires. 12 I will make your pinnacles of agate, your gates of carbuncles, and all your wall of precious stones. 13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. 14 In righteousness you shall be established; you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; and from terror, for it shall not come near you.

15 If anyone stirs up strife, it is not from me; whoever stirs up strife with you shall fall because of you. 16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows the fire of coals and produces a weapon for its purpose. I have also created the ravager to destroy; 17 no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.”

Isaiah 54 ESV

Love & Covenant (part 4)

“For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back. In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord your Redeemer.” Isaiah 54:7-8 NIV

Dear Heavenly Father – while we read today, we are expecting to hear from you and learn what you want to say to us. Please give us ears to hear and eyes to see and open our understanding. – Amen

Last post reviewed verses 1-6 of Isaiah 54 – in which we studied the command to sing and the promise of restoration for all those areas of our lives that seem barren. 

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten” Joel 2:25a

The entire Bible is our redemption story – we shall be restored. Why?  Because He loves us.
Today, we are continuing in Isaiah 54, from verse 7.  

“For a brief moment I abandoned you” – I suppose there is no need for redemption and restoration if there isn’t first separation.  I searched for the exact meaning of this as most of the Bible shows how He will never leave us not forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6 & Hebrews 13:5) and I could not find any solid examples of God forsaking us.
In Matthew 27:46 & Mark 15:34 – Jesus asked God why he was forsaken. This phrase is also the first verse of Psalm 22. Psalm 22 was originally written by King David when he was in despair and felt like God abandoned Him – However, many details of this Psalm were prophetic showing details of the crucifixion (like being mocked and casting lots for the clothing – not to mention that it tells the redemption story of dependence on God for salvation). God had not actually forsaken Jesus – the whole thing was part of the plan. (Although, it is not without reasonable thought, to think, maybe Jesus did feel abandoned as He became our sins to be the sacrifice for them. Sin makes us feel separated.)

I have felt abandoned by God – have you? In my case, it was usually sin. I walked away from the church and God – but looking back, I see He never abandoned me.  But some of those low moments, sure felt like it.  After coming back, I had a lot of sin habits I needed to break. Some I am still working on.  After I sin, and we all make mistakes or give in to temptations (hopefully grow and change and move away from it, grow stronger in the Lord) – anyway, after sin, I feel so separated from Him. It is sin that separates us – but only from our perspective. Because while we were yet sinners, God loved us so much that He had Jesus die for the forgiveness of our sins.  Yet our shame causes us to want to hide, as Adam and Eve hid in the garden.  But in Christ there is therefore now no condemnation – just forgiveness.  Ask for forgiveness and help not to sin.

We are never abandoned. God has and will chase us down with His love for us and we just need to remain open to understand and open to feel His love – this is through faith, through believing this is true.  I have lived it and continue to live it. You cannot change my mind as to if this is true.

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?” Matthew 18:12 NIV

Jesus told this parable to explain to us – He comes for us when we wander off. He came for us before we wandered off and before we were even originally found. He won’t let go of us. He keeps knocking and asking to be let in – this is love. Though we may reject Him (as I did when I walked away) He never rejected me. He was hurt by the rejection the same way we hurt when we are rejected – true love, His love, would never want us to hurt like that so he is longsuffering waiting for us to accept Him.

38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39 NIV

Nothing can separate us from his love!

“but with deep compassion I will bring you back.” This is from verse 7 in Isaiah 54.  I love that He says DEEP compassion. This world needs compassion, I need compassion – and He, my Husband (as we read in the last post) has that deep and tender compassion.

And verse 8 God repeats the emphasis on compassion: “with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord your Redeemer.” First the compassion was deep and this time the compassion seems broader – everlasting – with kindness and redemption. Glory to God.

The Love He has for us is amazing and too big for our understanding. Yet here we are trying to grasp what we can of it.  This is why I have a relationship with God, through Christ Jesus. This is why. Because no matter what, I am loved. No matter what I am accepted.  No matter what He will NOT leave me nor forsake me.  People in the world have not been this faithful to me. People in this world have failed to love me, show me love, or even give me a healthy understanding of love – But through my relationship with Him, I am learning Love and learning to show love to others. What is love?

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV

If you don’t already and today you would like to have a relationship with a God who can communicate with you and be part of your life (and protect you) – one who is full of mighty power and tender love, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**

Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ Love one another
~ Watch and Pray ~
Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!

Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!

“Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband,” says the Lord. “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.

“Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. For your Maker is your husband— the Lord Almighty is his name— the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. The Lord will call you back as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit— a wife who married young, only to be rejected,” says your God.

“For a brief moment I abandoned you, but with deep compassion I will bring you back. In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord your Redeemer.

“To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you, never to rebuke you again. 10 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

11 “Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise, your foundations with lapis lazuli. 12 I will make your battlements of rubies, your gates of sparkling jewels, and all your walls of precious stones. 13 All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace. 14 In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you. 15 If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you.

16 “See, it is I who created the blacksmith who fans the coals into flame and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc; 17 no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.”

Isaiah 54 NIV

Love & Covenant (part 3)

“Sing, O barren one, you who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child! For the [spiritual] children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord. Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes, For you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left; and your offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

Fear not, for you shall not be ashamed; neither be confounded and depressed, for you shall not be put to shame. For you shall forget the shame of your youth, and you shall not [seriously] remember the reproach of your widowhood any more. For your Maker is your Husband—the Lord of hosts is His name—and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth He is called. For the Lord has called you like a woman forsaken, grieved in spirit, and heartsore—even a wife [wooed and won] in youth, when she is [later] refused and scorned, says your God.”

Isaiah 54:1-6 AMPC

Dear Heavenly Father – we read today expecting to hear from you and learn what you want to say to us. Please give us ears to hear and eyes to see and open our understanding. – Amen

I think we need to hang out in this chapter of Isaiah for a while. This was written about Israel, of course, as the bride.  But it is also been a powerful message to women as it addresses specific issues women have, like being without child.  God makes a covenant with His children in this passage that applies to everyone who is serving the Lord and part of the Kingdom of Heaven – this covenant is for Israel and for gentiles, it is for women specifically but also for men. So we can all be blessed.

Verse 1, the first word – Sing. This is a command. Sing woman who is literally barren. Sing woman whose dreams were never birthed.  Sing men who had dreams and projects that were never birthed.  Sing all you who are disappointed.  Back in the times of this event, if a woman was without child, her worth was much less (and those undertones still remain in our society).  Sing those of you who feel worthless. Sing!

Why should we sing? 

Because the barren woman will have a multitude of children – maybe not by birthing one, but there will be many. It is written. Believe it. The enemy also believes and trembles (James 2:19).   

Sing those whose dreams were never birthed because His plan – His mighty blessed plan! Is coming in multitude. It is written; believe it; the enemy also believes and trembles.

Sing if you are disappointed with your life the way it is and you are working so hard to get where you know God wants you and/or you feel worthless – and maybe the failure of not getting there yet make you feel discouraged and outcast. Sing! Because the promise for blessing is coming. The promise for blessing is overflowing! It is written and I believe it and the enemy also believes and trembles.

Verse 2 & 3 – Build.  What better way to show your faith and to build?  Not a drop of rain in the sky, yet Noah built an ark. Expand, stretch out, grow, spread out, enlarge – make room for that blessing!  Make room for those promises of God. Be ready for them. And do it now. 

Fear not,” because He has not given us a spirit of fear – but of love, power and a sound mind! (2 Timothy 1:7) Then in our heads we hear: But this child I have been wanting is a big responsibility- this dream, this vision, this promise of God, or this calling.  And I am a sinner, so ashamed, who will listen to me? And God knew that would creep in and so he already gave us the answer: verse 4 continues with…
“you shall not be ashamed; neither be confounded and depressed, for you shall not be put to shame. For you shall forget the shame of your youth, and you shall not [seriously] remember the reproach of your widowhood any more.”

I remember when I was younger the mixed metaphors in the Bible used to confuse me. For example, this says it is for the barren woman, but now it’s for the widow – later in the chapter this is speaking of her like she is a house or a city.  But let me share what I see happening here – the metaphor is mixed because she is a symbol of someone who has been cast out or looked down upon. Someone with shame for their position. Someone who never reached their dream or their calling. Someone like me. Maybe someone like you?

Someone God is about to be lift up out of that position and bless!

For your Maker is your Husband—the Lord of hosts is His name—and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth He is called.” –The references to Christ in this verse are such sweet grace – The bride of Christ (Ephesians 5 or Revelation 21) – The Redeemer (Titus 2:14).

For the Lord has called you like a woman forsaken, grieved in spirit, and heartsore—even a wife [wooed and won] in youth, when she is [later] refused and scorned, says your God.”

I am a woman forsaken. I came to Christ grieved in spirit and heartsore. I relate to this. This does not mean He is calling me these things – it means He is calling us up out of them!  Up out of the miry clay.

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:1-3 ESV

Which brings us back to the beginning – Sing! Sing because a relationship with the living and mighty God is about to do amazing things!!! It is a command (so is love, so is pray, etc.) so, sing – no matter what.

If you don’t already and today you would like to have a relationship with a God who can communicate with you and be part of your life (and protect you) – one who is full of mighty power and tender love, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**

Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ Love one another
~ Watch and Pray ~
Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!

Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!

“Sing, O barren one, you who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child! For the [spiritual] children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord. Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes, For you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left; and your offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

Fear not, for you shall not be ashamed; neither be confounded and depressed, for you shall not be put to shame. For you shall forget the shame of your youth, and you shall not [seriously] remember the reproach of your widowhood any more. For your Maker is your Husband—the Lord of hosts is His name—and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; the God of the whole earth He is called. For the Lord has called you like a woman forsaken, grieved in spirit, and heartsore—even a wife [wooed and won] in youth, when she is [later] refused and scorned, says your God.

For a brief moment I forsook you, but with great compassion and mercy I will gather you [to Me] again. In a little burst of wrath I hid My face from you for a moment, but with age-enduring love and kindness I will have compassion and mercy on you, says the Lord, your Redeemer.

For this is like the days of Noah to Me; as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you or rebuke you. 10 For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.

11 O you afflicted [city], storm-tossed and not comforted, behold, I will set your stones in fair colors [in antimony to enhance their brilliance] and lay your foundations with sapphires. 12 And I will make your windows and pinnacles of [sparkling] agates or rubies, and your gates of [shining] carbuncles, and all your walls [of your enclosures] of precious stones. 13 And all your [spiritual] children shall be disciples [taught by the Lord and obedient to His will], and great shall be the peace and undisturbed composure of your children.

14 You shall establish yourself in righteousness (rightness, in conformity with God’s will and order): you shall be far from even the thought of oppression or destruction, for you shall not fear, and from terror, for it shall not come near you. 15 Behold, they may gather together and stir up strife, but it is not from Me. Whoever stirs up strife against you shall fall and surrender to you.

16 Behold, I have created the smith who blows on the fire of coals and who produces a weapon for its purpose; and I have created the devastator to destroy. 17 But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.”

Isaiah 54 AMPC

Love & Covenant (part 2)

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 NKJV

Dear Heavenly Father – we read today expecting to hear from you and learn what you want to say to us. Please give us ears to hear and eyes to see and open our understanding. – Amen

I am the type of person who is HUNGRY for God.  I want to hear it all, read it all, learn it all – but most of all I just want to have a relationship with God. I knew to be cautious in my zeal – first things first, obey God in relation to whose teachings I sit under.  Test the spirits and see if they are of God. And don’t go chasing every wind of doctrine.  So, I limit my exposure – I do not click every link. I trust that God can get His message to me, even if He needs to raise up rocks to tell me.  The bigger question is will I listen?

The verse above came to me through various sources 2 or 3 times on Monday. I praised God for it, because there was yet another incident at my office (I witnessed to a co-worker, which is against the rules). And God protected me.
On Tuesday, the verse showed up again from 3 new sources. I think, well, maybe I have not heard the end of the issue at work. But on Wednesday I receive the verse again from multiple sources and I start to think – what is formed against me?! Is this verse coming to me in preparation for something?!?!
Today it showed up once. But once was all it took. I said, Lord – this is the verse to study and post, isn’t it. I will post this tomorrow. I have delayed the Lord long enough.

I sit down and open to the verse.  It is longer than I realized – seems we leave off the part about it being our heritage and about us acting as a servant to God; not to mention the reminder that it is through grace as our righteousness is from Him.  Wow – how could I have forgotten the grace part of the verse?!  If I seem to forget the rest of the verse – what about the whole passage?

“Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman,” says the Lord.
“Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.
For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.

“Do not fear, for you will not be ashamed; Neither be disgraced, for you will not be put to shame; For you will forget the shame of your youth, And will not remember the reproach of your widowhood anymore.
For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.
For the Lord has called you Like a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, Like a youthful wife when you were refused,” Says your God.
“For a mere moment I have forsaken you, But with great mercies I will gather you.
With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the Lord, your Redeemer.

“For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; For as I have sworn That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, So have I sworn That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.
10 For the mountains shall depart And the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.

11 “O you afflicted one, Tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, And lay your foundations with sapphires.
12 I will make your pinnacles of rubies, Your gates of crystal, And all your walls of precious stones.
13 All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children.
14 In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.
15 Indeed they shall surely assemble, but not because of Me. Whoever assembles against you shall fall for your sake.

16 “Behold, I have created the blacksmith Who blows the coals in the fire, Who brings forth an instrument for his work; And I have created the spoiler to destroy.
17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.

Isaiah 54 NKJV

Wow. I needed that! The subtitle in my Bible calls this passage The Perpetual Covenant of Peace.  Perpetual covenant.  This is a promise to me and each of us for right now and for always. This is a promise to make you and I, not only safe – but blessed. As we read and looked at verse 10 yesterday – and His great love for us – this is the covenant.

I have almost hit my word count limit for today and I have not even begun to dig in to this.  But hasn’t God said enough?
If you don’t already and today you would like to have a relationship with a God who can communicate with you and be part of your life (and protect you) – one who is full of mighty power and tender love, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**

I pray for you that:  “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” 2 Peter 1:2 NIV

Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ Love one another
~ Watch and Pray ~
Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!

Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!

Love and Covenant (part 1)

“37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39 NIV

Lord God, today, please reveal your deep love for us. You love us so much more than we can understand but reveal to us as much as we can understand. Please open our ear to hear what you are saying, open our eyes to see your love, and open our understanding. In the name of Jesus – Amen

God loves us. He truly love each of us, specifically. Jew or Gentile, red or yellow, black or white, sinner or righteous – God doesn’t care what we are, He cares about who He made us to be and loves us even if we don’t have it all together yet.  God loves us.

In the verse above we see that because of His great love for us we are MORE than conquerors. Because He loves us, nothing can separate us!  Many times our sin, our shame, our sickness, or the lies of the devil, convince us there is a separation. No! It’s a lie – press into God. Nothing can separate us.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10 NIV

You read that and say, but that is specific for Israel, His bride; that is about something else.  I say no:
Let us look at the principles it reveals.  Jesus’s death is a blood covenant with us (anyone who believes and follows Jesus).  Granted our covenant with Him is not of peace in our land or world. We have been promised the peace that conquers fear through love, power and a sound mind. Our covenant is for eternal life and the opportunity to have an intimate relationship with God through the blood covenant.  So read it again with the knowledge of our covenant – though the mountains be shaken – Oh look at the state of the world! It is all shook up and more shaking is happening. Yet. YET – yes he says yet! So there is more, so do not focus on the shaking, focus on the more!!! “Yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken”!  He is unfailing. He will not be moved. Although everything is shaking – He, our Almighty Daddy, is still. We can run, spiritually speaking, into His arms and rest, enjoy the stillness and peace – He does not fail, He does not shake and His covenant cannot be removed.

And as if all of that glorious grace right there is not enough of an amazing show of His love – it also says “the lord, who has compassion on you”!  Bless you Father God!!! And thank you Jesus for the covenant sacrifice!

The use of the word compassion has declined greatly over the years. Which is sad. So to make sure I understood what it means, I looked it up in Merriam Webster Dictionary:
It is a noun – which means “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it”. An awareness – a knowledge of it with deep understanding.  This together with a desire to alleviate it.

Pause – we need to think about that. Alleviate our distress. I looked up alleviate in the dictionary as well, since I have it open and it says “to make (something, such as pain and suffering) more bearable. Hallelujah!

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10 ESV

Oh that alleviation – ‘the God of ALL GRACE’!!! with the promise of restoration, confirmations, strengthening, and He will establish me (and you)!!! Glory to God!

The Bible warned us – we will have troubles, we will be persecuted, we will suffer – however, NEVER forget, we have a blood covenant with God the Father through Jesus Christ saying he knows and will do what is possible to be done to alleviate it – His grace is sufficient!
GLORY TO GOD FOR HIS PRECIOUS GRACE!!!!

As I am confronted with such great love – I am transformed. I want to return love as strong to God. I am here in the Word of God to know Him and to learn to love Him in return.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 NIV

While I was in sin, while I was disregarding His Grace and love and His call to me, while I was practicing evil – the Lord God loved me and had already made a covenant with me. Forgive me if I personalize this, yes, it is for you as well – but I am having a moment with my Daddy! My Father God is revealing more love to me! Ya see, I didn’t like me then – no one liked me then – I was a terrible person… but GOD LOVED ME. He took me as I was and changed me into something beautiful.

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2 ESV

God and I have been taking about sacrifice lately. This is in my personal reading and studying, not the ones for this blog. And it is spilling over into here now. Because Jesus loved us so much He died for us. As I type a man has messaged and is being used by satan to try to distract me. That man may want to date me, but he would not die for me. He would not have a covenant with me.  He would not even try to respect me. He could not fix my problems or even alleviate them. He would not care for me and provide for me. But, my Lord DID die for me and He does have a covenant with me and He actually LOVES me – not the broken halfhearted fake stuff satan tries to sell the world as love!!! GOD LOVES ME AND MADE THE SACRIFIES FOR ME!
Now, it is my turn to do the same. It is my turn to sacrifice and give up things for Him, and my turn to surrender to His love.

Focus on God – be inside His love. Know the Father! I cannot say this enough.  As the days we live in get more evil, our peace, safety, everlasting hope is in God. Look to Heaven, this Earth is not our goal.

“now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:7-8

Here in the book of Luke we see that although Jesus is acknowledging our concerns – He refocuses our attention. He says, Yeah – I have the injustice under control, I have your concerns in my hand, and it is your job to have your own faith built up. What better way, than by keeping your eyes on God.
The signs of the time says that Jesus is coming soon. So this verse is very specific to our day and age. He acknowledges our concerns but is more concerned that we don’t focused on the problems, but instead focused on the problem solver; and that we aren’t focused on the needs, but instead focused on the provider.

Why should we focus on Him???  Because of His great overwhelming love for us. 
We can have a personal and real relationship with Him. We can talk to Him, walk with Him and love Him back. He will take care of all these other things.

**If you want to have a relationship with Jesus, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**

I pray for you that:  “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” 2 Peter 1:2 NIV

Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ Love one another
~ Watch and Pray ~
Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!

Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!

Waves of Grace

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” 1 Corinthians 15:10 NIV

If not for grace where would I be?  Let us remember where I was when grace surged through me like a title wave of love and saved me: I was broken and hurting. I had recently lost a baby and lost the lover who was the father of that little girl. I had almost lost my job and was in a hostile work environment where I was wrongly accused and constantly threatened to be fired. I had overwhelming stress in every area of my life – and without God, I had no hope. But Grace. Beautiful redeeming grace washed over me.  My situations have not changed – yet I have changed, through grace. Grace had an effect on me. This was my first wave of grace.

Heaven Father, I pray that you open the eyes and ear and the understanding of these readers and speak to them through your grace and use this blog for your glory. Please cause your grace to have effect on each of them in a noticeable way – Cause your grace to have effect on my unsaved and back-slidden loved ones. Thank you Lord that if it was not for your grace we would not be where we are today. We praise you Lord for your love and grace. In Jesus name we pray – Amen

Notice that Paul says he ’worked harder than all of them’.  He had so much to overcome when grace had its effect on him. Another response to grace (in this blog we are constantly looking at different responses to grace described in the Bible) is to work hard. This is the response of obedience that I have shown you many times before.  And Paul follows up immediately to remind us that even though we are compelled to obey and work, it is not through our action but the free gift of grace that effectuates change.  Always, from the moment we are willing to obey and be saved – through every step of our relationship with God – it is through our faith enacted out with obedient willingness, that God actually does the work.   

It is through grace, that anyone shall survive the “last days”. It is through grace that we shall understand the signs of the time.  It is through grace that there will be prophesy, visions and dreams.  And it is through grace that God warned us to try the spirits to see if they are of Christ (John 4).

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams.” Acts 2:17 NKJV

I read my Bible, I pray, and I asks God for the grace and ability to walk in the Spirit as we have discussed in previous posts. So when I get sent links to videos and other things published on the internet claiming to be prophets of my God and visions from my Father and dreams given from Christ Jesus, I am cautious. I make sure they are lining up with the word of God. Are they lining up with the lessons I am studying and the Word of God? Do they line up with my pastor, my shepherd, which God placed me under? Do they line up with discussions I have with my brothers and sisters in Christ? They must line up, be similar, and be confirmed.
And then I start to notice patterns; multiple people seeing, hearing, talking about the coming wave, or waves.  Wave. (Other words I repeatedly hear: shaking, awaken / revival, and exposure of truth while mankind refuses to believe it)

“There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves” Luke 21:25 NAS

I can talk about all the strange and wonderful things happening right now in the skies – but this isn’t a science blog and that part of this verse isn’t my point. Let us discuss perplexity at the waves.

Waves in these dreams and visions are symbolic – they all speak of waves of God moving, pulses, and title waves. What if these wave prophecies are the waves spoke of in Luke – what if the roaring of the sea are the springing up of the wells of living waters? Symbolic or not let me say, the waves are happening.

In March 2020 a wave of the spirit of fear washed over my land, it had started in China and washed over the entire world.  Jesus, himself, said this would be a sign of the times.

26 men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” Luke 21:26-28 NAS

The spirit of fear fulfilled Luke 21:26 – as we saw man’s hearts failing them due to the fears. Between March and May of 2020 the suicide rate around the globe was the highest it has ever been. (When I say it is urgent to share the love of Jesus, you can see why)

After the spirit had settled in and while prayer warriors fought it, we see the wave of grace.  I saw people seeking God, asking me to witness to them, and others returning to Christ.

“Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me.” Psalm 42:7 NAS

Deep calls to deep – it is time to go deeper in Christ. Lukewarm Christian are about to be so deceived most will choose the wrong sides. As I heard a pastor preach: “casual Christians will be casualties.” God forbid!!! Please wake up! Therein is the shaking!!! Let’s sound the cry:

“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” Romans 13:11 KJV

And then came the spirit of division – racial tensions spreading over all the world.  This is a demon just like fear is a demon. These types of demons are called principalities.  Division’s job is to raise nation again nation, divide families, divide nations, raise race against race – Jesus came for ALL Jew and Gentile. He made us all. United in Christ is where we need to stand and that is where we see the wave of grace. Amidst the burning building and graffiti, in the brokenness of so many hurting people was a cry out to God. And the wave of grace as these lives start seeking Jesus.

We have seen other waves which are smaller over different parts of the world with each large earthquake, with each wild fire, with each plague of locust, and with each disaster came a wave of the precious grace of God.

We have also seen waves over the Christian in Africa and the Middle East as wave of killings come, so do waves of grace.

And as I write of all these horrors and injustices – my heart breaks for the world who does not know the plan of God – for those who are not walking in the spirit enveloped in the peace of the Lord. And as I write this my spirit knows it is time for the next thing followed by a wave of the Lord’s grace to get through it. And I know it has begun I think it will probably be realized by the time this publishes or soon thereafter.

Ahh, but the waves of grace are raising up a people full of God’s grace and power! People like Stephen in the book of Acts.

“Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.” Acts 6:8 NIV

As we see this is exactly the sort of people the world needs – a person moving in and through the Might God – we need a mighty God, not a washed down version – we need power, great wonders, and signs!! We need people healed, saved, demons cast out! We need manna from heaven when there is no food – but we need to focus on the provider and be filled with His grace. we need people who answer, “Here I am Lord, send me.”

Pray for grace, and grace abundantly – grace upon grace!!! Pray for our brothers and sister in the Lord to be given a greater measure of grace.  Pray for the unsaved, ungodly, unchurched and backslidden – for grace enough to bring them in and a bit extra to make sure they do not perish. 

**If you want to have a relationship with Jesus, then please know that I have put the “A, B, C’s of Salvation” in my introduction. Please click here to follow the link.**

I pray for you that:  “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” 2 Peter 1:2 NIV

Thank you for reading ~ Grace be with you
Be healthy and blessed ~ Love one another
~ Watch and Pray ~
Seek God & keep your eyes on Jesus!

Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!