Thursday, 31 July 2014

Light



The source is fire and golden light
Crescendos of desire and ecstasy flies
Vaulting the centuries, dispelling darkness
With passions gilded in eternal grace.
Wondrous light your essence of goodness
Beauty and purity hurl from your eyes
Glories brightness found in delight
Tumultuous fountain your essence of grace.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Grace Gems - Access


You stand before the Father on equal terms with how Jesus stands before the Father. YOU have access to the Father. Access to grace. Access to intimacy with the Father - you can stand there with innocence just as if you have never sinned and just as if no one had sinned against you. YOU are accepted in the Beloved just as Jesus is because the Law that demanded righteousness and brought wrath on your life has been cancelled.


Rob Rufus

Monday, 28 July 2014

Grace Nuggets - Prune The Vine


Put the energy into the main stem rather than the side shoots.” Was the advice from Monty Don in Gardners World last week as he advised all interested grape growers on how to get the best crop from your vine.
Unknowing to Monty his wisdom with grape growing had a far more life effecting relevance.  Our life source is Jesus Christ; he was the word before time, the bread of life, the purest wine of the vine.  Our strength; our life comes from our union into Him. In Him we have the fullness of God flowing inside of us.
When we put our interests, our desires in side shoots, into other things than Christ, we slowly ooze away our recognition of his grace. The greatest strength we can have is to prune the side shoots and give strength to the stem. Christ lives inside of us, His power is inside of us, and the more we focus on Him the more we let Him work through us.



Saturday, 26 July 2014

Forgotten Heroes - Lieutenant Rupert Moon, V.C.


Lieutenant Rupert Vance 'Mick' Moon, 58th Battalion, Victoria Cross action at Bullecourt.

Rupert "Mick" Moon was born at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and grew up in Gippsland. He had been in the militia, and in 1914 enlisted in the light horse. He was sent to Gallipoli, then in September 1916 was commissioned and transferred to the 58th Australian Infantry Battalion to replace recent losses.

At Bullecourt on the 12 May 1917, Moon led an attack on an enemy strongpoint but was soon wounded. Not giving up, and continually calling, "come on boys", he was badly wounded twice more but still stayed to lead, inspire, and encourage his men. "We would have followed him anywhere, he was that game", said one. Only when he was wounded for a fourth time, severely now, did he finally agree to retire and seek medical help.

Moon returned to Australia but went back to Europe and ended the war as a temporary captain. Afterwards he worked in a bank and as an accountant. He was eventually one of the last surviving Australian Victoria Cross–holders of the war.

Moon was awarded the Victoria Cross, service medals for the First World War, coronation medals for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, and the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Drops


Crystal drops reflect the light
Prophesy life

Crimson drops kiss the earth
Prophesy deliverance

Mercy flashes amid tempest horror
Blessed atonement

Grace overflows with celestial favour
Blessed union.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Christ Is Enough - Hillsong


This is a wonderful song that has just been so powerful for me over the last few weeks.

Everything I need, every hope, every dream, every breath is in and through Jesus Christ. He is the wonder of all wonders, the fountain of all life, the only bread that satisfies my hunger, the blood that flows through my veins and my union with Him is complete and forever.

I was created for intimate communion with a savior that loves me unconditionally who is with me every moment of my life, constantly fills me with His presence, what an awesome, incredible, overwhelming savior, Christ is enough for me.



Christ is my reward
And all of my devotion
Now there's nothing in this world
That could ever satisfy

Through every trial
My soul will sing
No turning back
I've been set free

Christ is enough for me
Christ is enough for me
Everything I need is in You
Everything I need

Christ my all in all
The joy of my salvation
And this hope will never fail
Heaven is our home

Through every storm
My soul will sing
Jesus is here
To God be the glory

I have decided to follow Jesus
No turning back
No turning back

The cross before me
The world behind me
No turning back
No turning back

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Grace Gems - Jesus Took My Place.


Everything that happened to Jesus also happened to you! The good thing about it is that when He hung on the Cross, you were united with Him in that - but you didn't have to go through it! He hung there for us - He took all our sins and sickness for us and the full weight of the wrath of God, the full fire of the judgement and punishment and wrath of God was poured out fully upon Jesus and He died for your sins! Thank God we didn't have to face that judgement! Jesus faced that for us so we will never have to face that.

God will never punish the same sin twice. If God has already punished Christ for your sins, He is not then going to punish you for your sins!

That's either true or it's not! Some people preach as though God is going to punish you for your sins! Some will preach that you are sick because God is punishing you for your sins. That is a sin to say such things! That is unbelief! The Bible says that Jesus was punished for all of our sins!

Ryan Rufus

Monday, 21 July 2014

Grace Nuggets - Christ The First Born


Then say to Pharaoh, ‘This is what the Lord says: Israel is my firstborn son,  and I told you, “Let my son go, so he may worship me.” But you refused to let him go; so I will kill your firstborn son.’” – Exodus 4  22-23
Here in Exodus 4 as Moses is returning to Egypt he is given a preview of the future.  A glimpse into the heart of Pharaoh, into the Pharaoh’s stubborn refusal to believe in the goodness of God and the heartbreaking rebellion that comes from his self-righteousness.
The firstborn son is chosen to be taken out of captivity and to be released from the oppression of Egypt.  The salvation of Israel (God’s son) will be the death of Pharaoh’s son. Egypt’s oppression will be destroyed when God’s son is set free.
Christ is the first born of the New Covenant, by his sacrifice all men from all nations now have the choice to leave the oppression, slavery and work of Egypt and come into the Promised Land of Rest.  Everything that oppression brings: -  tyranny, pain, captivity, torment, disease, imprisonment,  poverty, depression has died with Christ at the cross and we have free access to all His inheritance by grace :- liberty, joy, health,  freedom,  happiness, a sound mind, fulfillment, union.
Moses could see Christ; he looked beyond the circumstances and looked into the eyes of God’s firstborn son. He looked to the day when grace and goodness hung on a tree and into a new day when captivity would end and liberty would begin.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

God's Grace by Andrew Wommack


"For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men"-. Titus 2:11

Grace is what God does for you. It’s His part. It is something that was done for you before you existed. Grace has nothing to do with you. By definition, it is “unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor.” If grace is something that God does and if grace alone saved people, then every person would be saved, because Titus 2:11 reveals that the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to everyone.

God’s Grace

God’s grace is the same toward everyone. God has been exactly the same toward every person who has ever lived. But you may be wondering, Then how come so and so got healed and I didn’t? Why did God touch them and not me? The problem is, you think that when you see something happen, all of a sudden God has done something or provided something for that person that He hasn’t provided for you. God’s grace is the same toward everybody, because it’s not based on, or tied to, what you do. God, by grace, has already brought salvation to every person on the face of this earth (Titus 2:11).

This is not something that is commonly understood. Most people believe that it’s their performance that earns them extra pull and favor to get the power of God operating in their lives. But the truth is, the moment you begin relating God’s blessing—the manifestation of His power in your life—to anything you’ve done, you have just voided grace, because you’ve made God’s blessing and manifestation in your life proportional to something that you’ve done. If you think that way, then you don’t understand the grace of God.

God, by grace, has already provided everything for you before you ever needed it. Take, for instance, salvation. Many people think that you have to ask God to forgive your sins and for Jesus to come into your heart to receive salvation. They will pray, “Jesus, would You please come into my life?” They tell others, “Just ask Christ to come into your life.” That’s not what salvation is.

A Non-issue

Acts 16:30-31 is a scriptural example of someone receiving salvation. Paul and Silas were in the Philippian jail, and the jailer came to them and asked,

Sirs, what must I do to be saved? -  Acts 16:30

They didn’t answer by saying, “Ask Jesus to come into your life” or “Repent of your sins, and quit doing this and that.” They simply responded,

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. - Acts 16:31

Believe what? It’s not just believe that Jesus existed or that He came to earth.
Jesus didn’t die only for the people whom He knew would accept Him someday.
He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 2:2
Jesus died for every sinner who has ever lived on this earth. And He died for our sins two thousand years ago, long before we ever committed them. The Lord doesn’t wait until we ask Him “Please come into my heart” to forgive us of our sins. The radical truth is that the sins of the entire world are already forgiven.

God forgave your sins before you existed. Before you were ever born, all of your sins were forgiven. Before you had ever committed a sin, God forgave them. Your sins are forgiven. Sin is actually a non-issue with God.

Already Been Forgiven

This is not the message of the church today. The church is basically preaching that every time you sin, it’s an affront against God. They say, “You have to get that sin forgiven and under the blood before God can move in your life.” That’s not what the Scriptures teach. The Word reveals that your sins are already forgiven. You don’t have to ask God to forgive you your sins or ask Him to come into your life. What you have to do is believe the Gospel—that Jesus has already come, already died, and already forgiven the sins of the world.

Someone might say, “Well, then, if that’s true, then everybody’s saved, right?” No, because grace alone doesn’t save. God, by grace, has made the provision and paid for every person’s sins. People aren’t going to hell for sexual immorality, murder, lying, or stealing. All of those sins have been paid for. The sin that is going to send people to hell is the singular sin of rejecting Jesus as their personal Savior. This is what the Bible reveals in John 16.

When he [the Holy Spirit] is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. - John 16:8, brackets mine

Then in verse 9, Jesus explained what that sin is that the Holy Spirit would reprove the world of. It’s the sin of not believing on Jesus.

Of sin, because they believe not on me. - John 16:9

The church has been misrepresenting the Holy Spirit by saying, “He’s here to nail you every time you lie, cheat, and steal. He’ll get you every time you don’t study the Word or do this and not that.” This has made us sin conscious. It’s magnified sin. But the truth is, Jesus has already paid for that. The Holy Spirit is only dealing with this one issue: Have you believed on the Lord Jesus Christ? If you have made Jesus your Lord, then all of your sins—past, present, and even future sins (sins you haven’t committed yet)—have already been forgiven.

Identical Toward Us All

That truth would get me kicked out of most churches. It’s why my citywide meetings are normally held in a neutral venue, like a hotel or conference center. There aren’t very many churches that will let me share these truths, because they’re just so radical.
Sin has already been dealt with by grace (Heb. 9-10). If it’s by grace, then that means it isn’t dependent on whether you’ve asked Him to forgive you or not. The truth is, God provided salvation for the entire human race by grace.

Again, Titus 2:11 says,
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.

God’s grace is exactly the same toward everybody—not only to you, but to every person on the face of the earth. Adolf Hitler had as much grace extended toward him as you and I have had extended toward us. Every person who has done terrible things in the history of the world, Jesus loved them, died for them, and paid for their sins exactly the same as He did for all of the people who have received Him, love Him, and seek Him. The grace of God is identical toward us all.

God, by grace, has already provided healing for everybody. One of my staff members who works at our citywide meetings used to be a quadriplegic. Now he’s up walking around and doing great. He was supernaturally healed. Every quadriplegic has had the same exact grace extended toward them. God isn’t different toward any of us.

Radical Truth

The moment you start saying, “Well, why did God heal him? Why did He heal her of cancer? Why did God do this for them, yet He hasn’t done it for me?” The moment you start thinking like that, you have to factor in your performance. “Well, I haven’t prayed enough. I haven’t done enough of this, or enough of that. This is why God hasn’t done it.” That’s totally wrong thinking.

The grace of God is consistent. He’s the same toward everybody. God is no respecter of persons (Rom. 2:11). He doesn’t love one person more than He loves another. He hasn’t provided more for one person than He’s provided for another. God has forgiven the sins of the entire human race. Does that mean that everybody is saved? No, because not everybody has put faith in what God did by grace. Grace is what God does for us independently of us
.
Prior to you existing, before you even had the need, God had already created the supply. Before you ever get discouraged, God has already blessed you with all spiritual blessings. He’s already abounded toward you. You don’t have to ask the Lord to give you joy and peace, to heal you, prosper you, or to save you. You don’t have to ask. He’s already provided before you ever had the problem. That’s awesome!

God, by grace, has already done everything. He anticipated every need you could ever have, and He already met all of those needs through Christ. Jesus was how God intervened in the affairs of man. Jesus is how God provided everything, and that happened two thousand years ago. Jesus hasn’t died for a single person’s sins since. He hasn’t healed a single person since two thousand years ago when He took stripes on His back. Salvation, healing, and deliverance have already been provided. When people today hear the truth and believe, all of a sudden what God has already provided by grace becomes a reality to them. As they mix faith with the Word of God, what He has already done by grace begins to manifest in their lives.


You’re saved by grace through faith, not one or the other. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Gift


Silence in the dark
Dust and ashes
Passages of light
To live or die
Sealed in time
Silver and gold
A bond of love
A gift of grace.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Grace Nuggets - Christ Soaks Up Human Effort.


So David, the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the Lord from the house of Obed-Edom with joy. And so it was, when God helped the Levites who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord, that they offered seven bulls and seven rams. David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, as were all the Levites who bore the ark, the singers, and Chenaniah the music master with the singers. David also wore a linen ephod. Thus all Israel brought up the ark of the covenant of the Lord with shouting and with the sound of the horn, with trumpets and with cymbals, making music with stringed instruments and harps.

I  Chronicles 15 : 25-28

The linen ephod soaked up the sweat of human effort.  David’s joy, excitement and dancing was an overflow of his heart. The presence of God manifest in the Ark of The Covenant was the Glory of God dwelling in Israel, the blessings of God at the heart of the nation.

Here is Christ, shadowed in the Ark of The Covenant.  We come into his presence through the finished work of Christ. Christ soaks up all our human effort, our works and self-righteousness and nails the Old Covenant to the cross and his blood destroys it.

We are free to dance, sing, enjoy God in an exuberant relationship of intimacy with the divine. We don’t have to wear a linen ephod to soak up our sweat because Christ took all our self effort and set us free at the cross.  We can revel in his grace, bask in his light, drench ourselves in his love and drip with his grace.  

His grace is a waterfall of his presence and an infinite ocean of his blessing, freely given and showered into us.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Grace Gems - The Intent of Scripture by Jeff Turner


The intent of the scriptures is to reveal a God who is infinitely loving, good, and loyal to His creation. This revelation, though often missed and obscured by the ignorance of certain of the scriptural writers, is perfectly revealed, unhindered, in the person of Jesus Christ!

What the scriptures do *NOT* seek to reveal are their own perfection, and internal harmony. The truth of God's nature, from beginning to end, is what they are attempting to communicate. Again, this message is often missed or misinterpreted, due to the pre-Christ understandings of those who wrote the scriptures, but is ultimately at the heart of all that they seek to reveal. Even when things are gotten wrong, the right answer is always God's love.

What we often do, however, in the name of apologetics, is use the scriptures to prove the perfection of the scriptures, instead of to reveal the true nature of God. This is where we often fall into error and unnecessary debate, for the scriptures are not seeking to prove their perfection, but to reveal God as infinitely loving and good, which is an understanding that sometimes runs contradictory to the writer's understanding. The beautiful thing about God is that He has allowed men - yes, even sometimes ignorant men - to tell His story, but has finished and perfected it Himself, in the person of Jesus Christ. Every misconception and every improper view of Himself is done away with through the revelation of His Son.

When we make the scriptures themselves the point of the scriptures, however, we are not left with perfection. When we see, however, that their purpose is to reveal God as loving, even when that means contradicting themselves, we are left with nothing but perfection.


Monday, 7 July 2014

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross


When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.


Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
Save in the death of Christ my God!
All the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.


See from His head, His hands, His feet,
Sorrow and love flow mingled down!
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
Or thorns compose so rich a crown?


His dying crimson, like a robe,
Spreads o’er His body on the tree;
Then I am dead to all the globe,
And all the globe is dead to me.


Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.


Isaac Watts

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Grace Nuggets - Christ At The Center


They shall have linen turbans on their heads, and linen undergarments around their waists. They shall not bind themselves with anything that causes sweat. – Ezekiel 44:18

The Old Covenant was a shadow, a representation of what was coming in the New Covenant.  It was a Covenant of fading glory, of effort, of works, of pleasing God by keeping rules. But even then it still had Christ at the center of the Covenant.  The shadows were there to show that the free gift of righteousness through Christ is the heart of God for mankind.

The priest’s were instructed to cover their heads with linen. Linen is the material of the New Covenant, for it absorbs the sweat of human effort. The human power of the mind may be awesome, understanding and knowledge can be rewarding but ultimately it is to be covered in the finished work of Christ at the cross. The linen turban soaked up sweat by human effort, the only way to please God is to trust in His grace.

We need to be mesmerized by the cross, we need to see everything through the lense of the finished work and we need to live in the permanent and ever increasing glory of the New Covenant.

Christ is the word of God, the Bible is his love letter to us, so let us read his word through the kaleidoscope of grace and the magnifying glass of Christ.





Friday, 4 July 2014

Does God Always Heal? by John G. Lake


In considering the subject of divine healing and its applicability to present-day needs, the question, “Does God always heal?” is uppermost. The Church at large has taught that healing is dependent on the exercise of the will of God and that the proper attitude for the Christian to assume is, “If it be thy will.” Continuously, we hear men say, “No doubt God can heal; He has power, and He can heal if He will.”

We believe that this attitude of mind and this character of reasoning is due to ignorance of the plain Word and will of God, as revealed through Jesus the Christ. We contend that God is always the healer. We contend further that it is not necessary for God to will and that He does not will the healing or non-healing of any individual. In His desire to bless mankind, He willed once and for all an forever that man should be blessed and healed. He gave Jesus Christ as a gift to the world, that this blessing might be demonstrated and His willingness and desire to heal forever made clear.

 Christians readily admit that Jesus is the entire expression of the law, the life, and the will of God. As such, He demonstrated forever by His words and acts, what the mind of God toward the world is. He healed all who came to Him, never refusing a single individual, but ever bestowed the desired blessing. In healing all and never refusing one, He demonstrated forever the willingness of God to heal all, both saint and sinner.

 It is absurd to think that only the good were healed by Jesus. He “healed all that came.” Their coming was sufficient to secure the blessing. He healed because it was the nature of God to heal, not because it was a caprice of the mind of God or not because the mind of God was changed toward the individual through some especial supplication. Whosoever was ready and willing to receive healing received it from the Lord. His grief, in one instance, is expressed in the Gospel narrative in that, “He could there (at Nazareth) do no mighty works because of their unbelief, save that he healed a few sick folk.”

     Men have assumed that it is necessary to persuade God to heal them. This we deny with all emphasis. God has manifested through Christ, His desire to bless mankind.

He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

His method of saving the world and what constituted His salvation, is shown in Matthew 4:23: Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues (revealing the will of God), and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

     The facts of God’s will, of His purpose to establish the kingdom of Christ, and of His deliverance from sickness — a kindred blessing for spirit and soul and body are here provided, the common salvation.

     The redemption of Jesus does not rest on His crucifixion alone. It rests equally in a combined victory of crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension. Each step was an elevation in divine consciousness to one end, the bestowal of the Holy Spirit upon the world. Through His crucifixion, He fulfilled the type and fact of the Jewish sacrifice. Through His resurrection, He manifested and demonstrated His power over death and that death itself was made a captive. Through His ascension to the throne of God and through receiving from the Father, the gift of the Holy Ghost, He was now equipped to bestow universal salvation upon whosoever would receive.

     The method by which men receive the healing power is parallel to the method by which we light our homes through the use of electricity. A dynamo is set up. Through its motion it attracts to itself from the atmosphere, the quality know as electricity. Having attracted electricity, it is then distributed through the wires wherever man will, and our homes are lighted thereby. The dynamo did not make the electricity. It has been in the atmosphere from time immemorial. It was the discovery of the ability to control the electricity that made the lighting of our homes a possibility. Without it, we would still be living by the light of a tallow candle or a kerosene lamp.

     In the Spiritual world, the spirit of man is the dynamo. It is set in motion by prayer, the desire of the heart. Prayer is a veritable Holy Spirit-controlling dynamo, attracting to itself the Spirit of God. The Spirit of God being received into the spirit of man through prayer, is distributed by the action of the will wherever desired. 
The Spirit of God flowed through the hands of Jesus to the one who were sick and healed them. It flowed from His soul, wirelessly, to the suffering ones and healed them also.

     The Holy Spirit is thus shown to be the universal presence of God –God Omnipresent. The Spirit of God is given to man for his blessing and is to be utilized by him to fulfill the will of God.

     The will of God to save a man is undisputed by intelligent Christians. The will of God to heal every man is equally God’s purpose. God has not only made provision that through the Spirit of God received into our lives, our souls may be blessed and our bodies healed, but further, we in turn are expected and commanded by Jesus to distribute the Spirit’s power to others, that they likewise may be blessed and healed. “In my name,” said Jesus, “they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” This refers not to a special priest or a particular individual endowed with peculiar power, but to the believer, the everyday man who accepts the Gospel of Jesus Christ and who becomes a declared disciple of the Son of God. (Read Mark 16:14-20.)

     The Spirit of God is ours to embrace. It is ours to apply to the need of either soul or body. It is the redeeming quality of the nature of God that Jesus Christ regarded as essential to the world’s blessing. His life on earth, His death on the cross, His resurrection form the dead, and His ascension to glory were all necessary to secure its benefits and bestow them upon the world. It was Christ’s mean of supplying a universal salvation for whosoever will.

     On the Day of Pentecost, when the floodtide of the Holy Spirit broke over the church at Jerusalem and its glory-power radiated through their souls and rested upon them as tongues of fire and they were filled with the Holy Ghost and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance, the people demanded an explanation of the phenomena.

Peter replied,This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses (resurrection). Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted (ascension), and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost (fulfillment of the promise of the Father), he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.  –Acts 2:32-33

     Through His crucifixion and through His victory over the grave, Jesus secured from the Father the privilege of shedding the Holy Spirit abroad over the world. This was the crowning climax of the redemptive power of God ministered through Jesus Christ to the world. And from that day to this, every soul is entitled to embrace to himself this blessed Spirit of God which Jesus regarded so valuable to mankind, so necessary for their healing and salvation, that He gave His life to obtain it.

     Consequently, it is not a question, “Does God always heal?” That is childish. It is rather a question, “Are we willing to embrace His healing?” If so, it is for us to receive. More than this, it is for all the world to receive, for every man to receive who will put his nature in contact with God through opening his heart to the Lord.

     Jesus, knowing the world’s need of healing, provided definitely for physicians (disciples, ministers, priests, healers) who would minister, not pills and potions, but the power of God. The gift of healing is one of the nine gifts of the Spirit provided for the perpetuated forever in the Church. (See 1 Corinthians 12:8-11.)

     It is an evidence of ignorance of God’s Word to continue to discuss the question, “Does God always heal?” as though God healed sometimes, and sometimes He did not. Enlightenment by the Spirit of God, through the Word, reveals that God always was the healer, is the healer today, will be the healer forever. The Word says, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” Consequently there is healing from every disease for every man who will in faith, embrace the Spirit of God promised by the Father and ministered through Jesus Christ to the souls and bodies of all who desire the blessing.

Peter, in his exposition of this fact says, “By whose stripes ye were healed.” The use of “were” in this text indicates that the healing was accomplished in the mind of God when Jesus Christ gave Himself as the eternal sacrifice and has never had to be done over again for the healing of any individual. He willed it once, it is done forever. He made the provision and invites the world to embrace it. It is yours to have, yours to enjoy, and your to impart to others.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Presence



Bread of life sent down from heaven
Loving chalice of crimson wine
Eternal lamb on mercies altar
Celestial flame of sacred grace
Fountain of healing freely flowing
Hopes candle in darkness shines
Fragrant oil intoxicating glory
Manifest presence of heavens grace.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Grace Nuggets - We Lack No Good Thing



Even strong young lions sometimes go hungry, but those who trust in the LORD will lack no good thing. – Palm 34:10

The New Covenant is a feast of the harvest, of choicest produce, of the goodness of God.


It is not a place of lack,

 it is not a city of famine besieged by a hostile army,

 it is not sun scorched desert,

 it is not a dried up well,

it is not a place of hunger,

it is not a place of thirst.


It is a place
flowing with milk and honey,

a place with abundant provision,

a city who light shines throughout the earth,  

an overflow of finest wines,

an excess of baskets of bread and fish,

 poured out finest perfume,

extravagant  precious gems,

overflowing rivers of finest gold,

 streams of healing,

 If we are to hunger after anything it is to desire all we have in Christ through grace. To fill ourselves up with the provision of the Promised Land and the live in the palace of God as sons of the King.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Grace Gems - The Blood Of Christ


The Christian stands out as the revelation of divine power of Jesus Christ to come into the spirit of man, and change it and make it sweet and lovely like God Himself. To come into the mind of man, and take possession of all its faculties. To come into the nature of man and change it by the power of God until his thoughts are pure, holy, and lovely. To come into his old diseased body until God’s action revolutionizes every cell of the blood.

I believe that when the Blood of Jesus Christ is applied to a man’s nature, spirit, soul and body, that when his sin is forgiven, the effects of that sin should be eliminated from his life. This may not be true in all Christian lives because we have not been educated in our Christian faith to believe with the same force and power for physical cleansing, as we have for the cleansing of our soul. But the word of God says,“I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: For the Lord dwelleth in Zion.” Joel 3:21.

John G. Lake

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