Sunday, June 30, 2013

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Forty Three

1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hearken unto my supplication: answer me in thy truth, and in thy righteousness.
2 (And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall none that liveth, be justified.) (a)
3 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul: he hath smitten my life down to the earth: he hath laid me in the darkness, as they that have been dead long ago:
4 And my spirit was in perplexity in me, and mine heart within me was amazed.
5 Yet do I remember the time past: I meditate in all thy works, yea, I do meditate in the works of thine hands.
6 I stretch forth mine hands unto thee: my soul desireth after thee, as the thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O Lord, for my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, else I shall be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 Let me hear thy loving-kindness in the morning, for in thee is my trust; show me the way, that I should walk in, for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: for I hid me with thee.
10 Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God: let thy good Spirit lead me unto the land of righteousness.
11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy Name’s sake, and for thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And for thy mercy slay mine enemies, and destroy all them that oppress my soul: for I am thy servant.

(a) Editor’s notation - Read Psalm 53:2-3

Friday, June 28, 2013

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Forty Two(a)

1 I cried unto the Lord with my voice: with my voice I prayed unto the Lord.
2 I poured out my meditation before him, and declared mine affection in his presence.
3 Though my spirit was in perplexity in me, yet thou knewest my path: in the way wherein I walked, have they privily laid a snare for me.
4 I looked upon my right hand, and beheld, but there was none that would know me: all refuge failed me, and none cared for my soul.
5 Then cried I unto thee, O Lord, and said, Thou art mine hope, and my portion in the land of the living.
6 Hearken unto my cry, for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me.
7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy Name: then shall the righteous come about me, when thou art beneficial unto me

(a) Editor’s notation - Re: vs 1-7 read also Psalm 91:7;  Romans 8:31 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Forty One

1 O Lord, I call upon thee: haste thee unto me: hear my voice, when I cry unto thee.
2 Let my prayer be directed in thy sight as incense, and the lifting up of mine hands as an evening sacrifice. (a)
3 Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth, and keep the door of my lips. 
4 Incline not mine heart to evil, that I should commit wicked works with them that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their delicates. (b)
5 Let the righteous smite me: for that is a benefit: and let him reprove me, and it shall be a precious oil that shall not break mine head: for within a while I shall even pray in their miseries.
6 When their judges shall be cast down in stony places, they shall hear my words, for they are sweet.
7 Our bones lie scattered at the grave’s mouth, as he that heweth wood or diggeth in the earth.
8 But mine eyes look unto thee, O Lord God: in thee is my trust: leave not my soul destitute.
9 Keep me from the snare, which they have laid for me, and from the gins of the workers of iniquity.
10 Let the wicked fall into his nets together, while I escape

(a) Editor’s notation -  Read Hebrews 13:15
(b) Editor’s notation - Re: vs 3-4 read  Job 27:4; James 3:1-18;  1 Peter 3:9-11

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My Daily Meditation

19 And I will set a sign among them, and will send those that escape of them unto the nations of Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, and to them that draw the bow, to Tubal and Javan, isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory, and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles. (a), (b)
20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the Lord out of all nations, upon horses, and in chariots, and in horse litters, and upon mules, and swift beasts, to Jerusalem mine holy Mountain, saith the Lord, as the children of Israel offer in a clean vessel in the House of the Lord.
21 And I will take of them for Priests, and for Levites, saith the Lord.
22 For as the new heavens, and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name continue.
23 And from month to month, and from Sabbath to Sabbath shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 66:19-23

(a) Editor’s notation - Read Revelation 2:17, 3:12
(b) Editor’s notation - The sending out of first the Apostles, and then other evangelists throughout history,  who will preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations, all peoples and every corner of the globe until such time as God has decreed will mark the beginning of the end times, as spoken of in Matthew 24:14

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Forty(a)

1 Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: preserve me from the cruel man:
2 Which imagine evil things in their heart, and make war continually.
3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: adders’ poison is under their lips. Selah.
4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the cruel man, which purposeth to cause my steps to slide.
5 The proud have laid a snare for me, and spread a net with cords in my pathway, and set gins for me. Selah.
6 Therefore I said unto the Lord, Thou art my God: hear, O Lord, the voice of my prayers.
7 O Lord God the strength of my salvation, thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.
8 Let not the wicked have his desire, O Lord; perform not his wicked thought, lest they be proud. Selah.
9 As for the chief of them that compass me about, let the mischief of their own lips come upon them.
10 Let coals fall upon them: let him cast them into the fire, and into the deep pits that they rise not.

11 For the backbiter shall not be established upon the earth, evil shall hunt the cruel man to destruction.
12 I know that the Lord will avenge the afflicted, and judge the poor.
13 Surely the righteous shall praise thy Name, and the just shall]dwell in thy presence.

(a) Editor’s thought - I am reminded of Psalm 37, wherein the Psalmist says to worry not over the success or prosperity of the those who would be wicked and would do evil, but instead to take solace and joy in knowing that our Creator sees all these things and will justly compensate those same. Mostly they will be repaid by the own wicked creations of their own making; That is to say they will be consumed by the very evil they themselves have inflicted on other people. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Daily Meditation

1 I have been sought of them that asked not: I was found of them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, unto a nation that called not upon my Name.
15 And ye shall leave your name as a curse unto my chosen; for the Lord God shall slay you, and call his servants by another name.
17 For lo, I will create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered nor come into mind (a), (b)
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 65:1, 15, 17

(a) Editor’s thought - Re: The creation of a new covenant, so that all people, who believe in God, and by the sacrifice of His Son Jesus, will be inheritors of the new kingdom. 
(b) Editor’s notation - Read also Isaiah 43:7, 52:2; Revelation 2:17, 3:12

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty Nine (a)

1 O Lord, thou hast tried me, and known me.
2 Thou knowest my sitting and my rising: thou understandest my thought afar off.
3 Thou compassest my paths, and my lying down, and art accustomed to all my ways.
4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, thou knowest it wholly, O Lord.
5 Thou holdest me strait behind and before, and layest thine hand upon me.
6 Thy knowledge is too wonderful for me: it is so high that I cannot attain unto it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, thou art there: if I lie down in hell, thou art there.
9 Let me take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea:
10 Yet thither shall thine hand lead me, and thy right hand hold me.
11 If I say, Yet the darkness shall hide me, even the night shall be light about me.
12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee: but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and light are both alike.
13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise thee, for I am fearfully and wondrously made: marvelous are thy works, and my soul knoweth it well.
15 My bones are not hid from thee, though I was made in a secret place, and fashioned beneath in the earth.
16 Thine eyes did see me, when I was without form: for in thy book were all things written, which in continuance were fashioned, when there was none of them before.
17 How dear therefore are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they are more than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
19 Oh that thou wouldest , O God, the wicked and bloody men, to whom I say, Depart ye from me:
20 Which speak wickedly of thee, and being thine enemies are lifted up in vain.
21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? and do not I earnestly contend with those that rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with an unfeigned hatred, as they were mine utter enemies.
23 Try me, O God, and know mine heart: prove me and know my thoughts,
24 And consider if there be any way of wickedness in me, and lead me in the way forever

(a) Editor’s thought - A psalm extolling the love of God that is bestowed upon His greatest creation, that is to say man. Who was made from the dust of the earth, and brought up to be among the highest of all things made by Him. It is the Psalmist’s words that bless God for this creation as he realizes that God is everywhere, sees everything for there is no place wherein he can go that our Creator cannot find or see him. Even unto the very depths of hell, God will find one, and will pull one out according His grace and mercy. He that has created you, has likewise known you before all time.  In the end of this psalm the Psalmist asks only to be seen though the eyes of God’s mercy and grace, and to be corrected and lead in the ways of righteousness. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

My Daily Meditation

And Then Shall Come the End
(Text of audio message)

My friends, and brethren in Christ, greetings in the name of the Lord

Folks, I am not called to speak on Bible prophecy as a topic. However I was curious about the role of the United States in the end times. Friends, it is my duty to report that we play no role at all period. By the time the end times are in full swing, our prestige as a nation, will have been gone. I will not go into much details, as I have mentioned, my calling is not, nor do I have any expertise is in this area. That said, I do know that the time is short, and we have played our roll in God's ultimate plan of redemption.

In the Gospel According to Matthew, chapter 24 vs 14 we read.;

And this Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached through the whole world for a witness unto all nations, and then shall the end come.”

Without trying to get into the politics of this matter, I would say that God, established this nation to do exactly that roll. I can think of no other group, or groups of people or nations, that has spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ as far and as much as the Christian citizens of this nation. Where ever we have traveled the message of Christ has gone with us. There is no doubt that it has not been spread, to all nations, all corners of the globe. Whether or not those who have heard it accept it, it HAS been done.

But now my friends, that time is coming to a close, and we must act quickly, and effectively to bring the news of salvation to as many as can and will hear it. It is still our duty to open the eyes of the blind, and the ears of the deaf, of the non-believers.

Friends, those of you who are in doubt, or in denial, or lost, or hurting, I offer here today the chance to get right with God. A simple prayer is the first step. Would you join me in prayer?

Heavenly Father I come to you today to confess my sins, and to accept Jesus Christ as my Savior.

If you've prayed with me, and are sincere in it, then my friend, you have become an heir to the Kingdom of God. You're next step is to fellowship with the brethren of Christ, and read and more importantly STUDY God's word. Be not discouraged, but be of good cheer. God is in control, no matter what you see, no matter what you hear, He's got it covered..

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty Eight

1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: even before the gods will I praise thee.
2 I will worship toward thine holy Temple and praise thy Name, because of thy loving-kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy Name above all things by thy word.
3 When I called, then thou heardest me, and hast increased strength in my soul.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord: for they have heard the words of thy mouth.
5 And they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, because the glory of the Lord is great.
6 For the Lord is high, yet he beholdeth the lowly, but the proud he knoweth afar off. (a)
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet wilt thou revive me: thou wilt stretch forth thine hand upon the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me. (b)
8 The Lord will perform his work toward me: O Lord, thy mercy endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine hands.

(a) Editor’s thought - Because our Creator is omnipresent He sees all of mankind and all of their works.
(b) Editor’s notation - Read Psalm 23:4

Saturday, June 22, 2013

My Daily Meditation

6 But we have all been as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness is as filthy cloths, and we all do fade like a leaf, and our iniquities like the wind have taken us away.
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 64:6

My friends, the psalmist David wrote that there is no one that does good, not one, that all have gone astray onto the paths of unrighteousness. As such, we are all under the curse of sin whose end result is death. But the good news is, that we don’t have to stay that way. God provided for us a way to be with Him. Seek Him out and accept His plan for redemption, by confessing your sins, and accepting Christ as your savior.  

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty Seven

1 By the rivers of Babel we sat, and there we wept, when we remembered Zion.
2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
3 Then they that led us captive, required of us songs and mirth, when we had hanged up our harps, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4 How shall we sing, said we, a song of the Lord in a strange land?
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget to play.
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth: yea, if I prefer not Jerusalem to my chief joy.
7 Remember the children of Edom, O Lord, in the day of Jerusalem, which said, Raze it, raze it to the foundation thereof.
8 O daughter of Babel, worthy to be destroyed, blessed shall he be that rewardeth thee, as thou hast served us.
9 Blessed shall he be that taketh and dasheth thy children against the stones.

Friday, June 21, 2013

My Daily Meditation

My Friends and brethren in Christ;

Lately, it has been impressed upon my mind that I should use audio in my studies and postings. In fact, it has been a struggle for me. I wanted to do what was asked of me, but fear would grip me each time I attempted to do it. I would fear sounding ignorant, and stumbling over my words. The last couple of days I fought against it tooth and nail, saying that could not speak well enough to convey His message.  It was then put upon my mind, that I would say NO message at all, that I’d not be allowed to even type any words of encouragement, or salvation (other than posting what I had read),and that I’d would be similar, Zechariah in Chapter one of The Gospel of Luke, until such time as I did the audio messages.  Again, I struggled and tried to avoid it. But the thought of not being able to speak on God’s word troubled me greatly. And so friends and brethren, I became obedient to Him whose Spirit drives me, and put aside my fears and instead, put my trust in Him to put the words in my mouth, as He did to Moses, though Aaron, as to Isaiah, when his lips were touched by God. 

There may be people reading this, who will scoff at this, who will think of me as going to extremes. There may be those who will think I’ve taken leave of my senses. I only know, what I believe, and what I feel. That the spreading of God’s word, His message of salvation, His call for repentance, is very important to me, and it is my call to serve Him in this capacity.  If He has said to me to use this audio media, I will do so. For as the Apostle Paul had written I will not be ashamed of the Gospel. I will only apologize for my lack of ability to speak concisely, and my stumbling, at times, over my tongue. I trust that I will in time improve upon it. Please find below the link to this first attempt. 
Sincerely, your fellow brother in Christ
RPW Sr. 

P.S., the music in the beginning is from my favorite Gospel song, as sung by the Gaithers - There is a River

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty Six

1 Praise ye the Lord, because he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.
2 Praise ye the God of gods: for his mercy endureth forever:
3 Praise ye the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth forever:
4 Which only doeth great wonders; for his mercy endureth forever:
5 Which by his wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth forever:
6 Which hath stretched out the earth upon the waters: for his mercy endureth forever:
7 Which made great lights: for his mercy endureth forever:
8 As the Sun to rule the day; for his mercy endureth forever:
9 The Moon and the stars to govern the night: for his mercy endureth forever:
10 Which smote Egypt with their firstborn, (for his mercy endureth forever)
11 And brought out Israel from among them; for his mercy endureth forever:
12 With a mighty hand and stretched out arm; for his mercy endureth forever:
13 Which divideth the Sea into two parts; for his mercy endureth forever:
14 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it; for his mercy endureth forever:
15 And overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the red Sea; for his mercy endureth forever:
16 Which led his people through the wilderness; for his mercy endureth forever:
17 Which smote great Kings: for his mercy endureth forever:
18 And slew mighty Kings: for his mercy endureth forever:
19 As Sihon King of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth forever:
20 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth forever:
21 And gave their land for an heritage; for his mercy endureth forever:
22 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant; for his mercy endureth forever:
23 Which remembered us in our base estate; for his mercy endureth forever:
24 And hath rescued us from our oppressors; for his mercy endureth forever:
25 Which giveth food to all flesh; for his mercy endureth forever:
26 Praise ye the God of heaven; for his mercy endureth forever.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

My Daily Meditation

1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, therefore hath the Lord anointed me: he hath sent me to preach good tidings unto the poor, to bind up the broken hearted, to preach liberty to the captives, and to them that are bound, the opening of the prison,
2 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all that mourn,
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, and to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of gladness for the spirit of heaviness, that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. (a)
4 And they shall build the old waste places, and raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the cities that were desolate and waste through many generations.
5 And the strangers shall stand and feed your sheep, and the sons of the strangers shall be your plowmen, and dressers of your vines.
6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord, and men shall say unto you, The ministers of our God: Ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and shall be exalted with their glory.
7 For your shame you shall receive double, and for confusion, they shall rejoice in their portion: for in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
8 For I the Lord love judgment, and hate robbery for burnt offering, and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their buds among the people. All that see them, shall know them, that they are the seed which the Lord hath blessed.
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, and my soul shall be joyful in my God: for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, and covered me with the robe of righteousness: he hath decked me like a bridegroom, and as a bride attireth herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth to grow that which is sown in it: so the Lord God will cause righteousness to grow, and praise before all the heathen.
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 61:1-11

(a)Editor’s notation - Read Matthew 3:8, 10; 7:16-18

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty Five

1 Praise, the Name of the Lord; ye servants of the Lord, praise him.
2 Ye that stand in the House of the Lord, and in the courts of the House of our God,
3 Praise ye the Lord: for the Lord is good: sing praises unto his Name: for it is a comely thing.
4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob to himself, and Israel for his chief treasure.
5 For I know that the Lord is great, and that our Lord is above all gods.
6 Whatsoever pleased the Lord, that did he in heaven and in earth, in the sea, and in all the depths.
7 He bringeth up the clouds from the ends of the earth, and maketh the lightnings with the rain: he draweth forth the wind out of his treasures.
8 He smote the firstborn of Egypt both of man and beast.
9 He hath sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his servants.
10 He smote many nations, and slew mighty Kings:
11 As Sihon King of the Amorites, and Og king of Bashan, and all the kingdoms of Canaan:
12 And gave their land for an inheritance, even an inheritance unto Israel his people.
13 Thy Name, O Lord, endureth forever: O Lord, thy remembrance is from generation to generation.
14 For the Lord will judge his people, and be pacified toward his servants.
15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, even the work of men’s hands.
16 They have a mouth, and speak not: they have eyes and see not.
17 They have ears and hear not, neither is there any breath in their mouth.
18 They that make them, are like unto them: so are all that trust in them.
19 Praise the Lord, ye house of Israel: praise the Lord, ye house of Aaron.
20 Praise the Lord, ye house of Levi; ye that fear the Lord, praise the Lord.
21 Praised be the Lord out of Zion, which dwelleth in Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Daily Meditation

15 Yea, truth faileth, and he that refraineth from evil, maketh himself a prey: and when the Lord saw it, it displeased him, that there was no judgment.
16 And when he saw that there was no man, he wondered that none would offer himself. Therefore his arm did save it, and his righteousness itself did sustain it.
20 And the Redeemer shall come unto Zion, and unto them that turn from iniquity in Jacob, saith the Lord. (a)
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 59:15-16, 20

(a) Editor’s notation - Read Romans 11:26-27

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty Four

1 Behold, praise ye the Lord, all ye servants of the Lord, ye that by night stand in the house of the Lord.
2 Lift up your hands to the Sanctuary, and praise the Lord.
3 The Lord that hath made heaven and earth, bless thee out of Zion.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Daily Meditation

21 And I will make this my Covenant with them, saith the Lord, My Spirit that is upon thee, and my words, which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of the seed of thy seed, saith the Lord, from henceforth even forever. (a)
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 59:21

(a) Editor’s thought - God’s word is unchanging. And as His word is unchanging, so is He for He is a God of consistency, and justice. Read Hebrews 6:18, 13:8

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty Three

1 Behold, how good and how comely a thing it is, brethren to dwell even together.
2 It is like to the precious ointment upon the head, that runneth down upon the beard, even unto Aaron’s beard, which went down on the border of his garments,
3 And as the dew of Hermon which falleth upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord appointed the blessing and life forever.

Monday, June 17, 2013

My Daily Meditation

Friends, do not think that God cannot save you. One of the biggest lies of Satan is the one that makes one think that God only wants “good people”. It took me years to learn that this is not so. First of all, while we can live morally correct, we still won’t be good enough to save ourselves. Secondly, God sent His Son Jesus Christ to earth precisely because it was impossible for us to save ourselves. This is to say, there are no good people. For the individual to save himself it is impossible by words and/or deeds but remember in the Scriptures it says, with God NOTHING, and I will repeat here NOHTING is impossible. We only need to do one thing, and one thing only, confess our sins, and accept Jesus as Savior. Take that first step, and you will be on the road to not only being a better person, but an heir to the kingdom. 

1 Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save: neither is his ear heavy, that it cannot hear (a)
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 59:1

(a) Editor’s notation - Read Matthew 19:26; Hebrews 10:8-20

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty Two

1 Lord, remember David with all his affliction,
2 Who sware unto the Lord, and vowed unto the mighty God, of Jacob, saying,
3 I will not enter into the Tabernacle of mine house, nor come upon my pallet or bed,
4 Nor suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber,
5 Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of it in Ephrathah, and found it in the fields of the forest.
7 We will enter into his Tabernacles, and worship before his footstool.
8 Arise, O Lord, to come into thy rest, thou, and the Ark of thy strength.
9 Let thy Priests be clothed with righteousness, and let thy Saints rejoice.
10 For thy servant David’s sake refuse not the face of thine Anointed.
11 The Lord hath sworn in truth unto David, and he will not shrink from it, saying, Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.
12 If thy sons keep my Covenant, and my testimonies, that I shall teach them, their sons also shall sit upon thy throne forever.
13 For the Lord hath chosen Zion, and loved to dwell in it, saying,
14 This is my rest forever: here will I dwell, for I have a delight therein.
15 I will surely bless her vittles, and will satisfy her poor with bread,
16 And will clothe her Priests with salvation, and her Saints shall shout for joy.
17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: for I have ordained a light for mine Anointed.
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame, but on him his crown shall flourish.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

My Daily Meditation

Happy Father’s Day

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty One

1 Lord, mine heart is not haughty, neither are mine eyes lofty, neither have I walked in great matters and hid from me.
2 Surely I have behaved myself, like one weaned from his mother, and kept silence: I am in myself as one that is weaned.(a)
3 Let Israel wait on the Lord from henceforth and forever.

(a) Editor’s notation - Read Psalm 46:10

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My Daily Meditation

My friends, brethren in Christ:
A while back I had commented on a dream I had, had, and about the piece of paper that I was instructed to fold into four. I spoke on what was revealed on one piece, about how we should seek and humble ourselves before God first and foremost each day. This morning in my readings another piece was revealed to me. On that piece was written to care for the lesser and unfortunate among us by the words, mercy, compassion, and righteousness which were written there in the second fold. Both of these instructions are the two primary commands of our Creator. This is to say, to seek, love and worship Him, and then to love and  seek to help others who are lost, hurt, or in just plain need of assistance.  Friends, people wonder, what God is about, and I tell you, He is about what I have just written. He is about love, mercy, and compassion. He is about righteousness, but don’t be fooled, by your own self righteousness. Doing good is wonderful, but you don’t work your way into heaven, so be careful not to allow self piety, rule your actions. Let your actions be ruled by what God wants of us. Let His righteousness be your guide, and the light on your path through this temporal plain. 

5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen, that a man should afflict his soul for a day, and to bow down his head, as a bull rush, and to lie down in sackcloth and ashes? wilt thou call this a fasting, or an acceptable day to the Lord? (a)
6 Is not this the fasting that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to take off the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that wander, unto thine house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him, and hide not thyself from thine own flesh? (b)
8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall grow speedily: thy righteousness shall go before thee, and the glory of the Lord shall embrace thee.
9 Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer: thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am: if thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and wicked speaking:
10 If thou pour out thy soul to the hungry, and refresh the troubled soul: then shall thy light spring out in the darkness, and thy darkness shall be as the noon day. (c)
11 And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones, and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. (d)
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 58:5-11

(a) Editor’s notation - Read Hosea 6:6
(b) Editor’s notation - Re: vs 6-7 Read Matthew 25:34-36
(c) Editor’s notation - Re: vs 8-10 Read Job 22:27-29;  Matthew 5:15-17; Philippians 2:14-15
(d) Editor’s notation - Read Psalm 1:1-3

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Thirty

1 Out of the deep places have I called unto thee, O Lord.
2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears attend to the voice of my prayers.
3 If thou, O Lord, straightly markest iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
4 But mercy is with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
5 I have waited on the Lord: my soul hath waited, and I have trusted in his word.
6 My soul waiteth on the Lord more than the morning watch watcheth for the morning.
7 Let Israel wait on the Lord: for with the Lord is mercy, and with him is great redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities

Friday, June 14, 2013

My Daily Meditation

Friends, when we cloth ourselves in sin, we in essence hide away ourselves from God for He cannot look upon us.  But do not mistake this for God not KNOWING, that we’re in sin. What I am trying to so feebly state is simply, God see us, but He cannot acknowledge us, thus he turns His face away from us. But be of good cheer friends for God has sent His Son, Jesus to heal us. When we look to Him as Savior, it is then that God returns and begins the healing process.  As the scripture says when we confess our sins He is faithful to forgive us.  

15 For thus saith he that is high and excellent, he that inhabiteth the eternity, whose Name is the Holy one, I dwell in the high and holy place: with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit to revive the spirit of the humble, and to give life to them that are of a contrite heart.
16 For I will not contend forever: neither will I be always wroth, for the spirit should fail before me: and I have made the breath. (a)
17 For his wicked covetousness I am angry with him, and have smitten him: I hid me, and was angry, yet he went away, and turned after the way of his own heart. (b)
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comfort unto him, and to those that lament him.
19 I create the fruit of the lips, to be peace: peace unto them that are far off, and to them that are near, saith the Lord: for I will heal him.

(a) Editor’s notation - Read Job Chapter 34:14-16
(b) Editor’s notation - Judges Chapter 17:6

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Twenty Nine

1 They have oftentimes afflicted me from my youth (may Israel now say)
2 They have oftentimes afflicted me from my youth: but they could not prevail against me.
3 The plowers plowed upon my back, and made long furrows.
4 But the righteous Lord hath cut the cords of the wicked.
5 They that hate Zion, shall be all ashamed and turned backward.
6 They shall be as the grass on the house tops, which withereth afore it cometh forth.
7 Whereof the mower filleth not his hand, neither the gleaner his lap:
8 Neither they which go by, say, The blessing of the Lord be upon you, or, We bless you in the Name of the Lord.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Daily Meditation

My friends, God, wants all his children to be redeemed to Him. Salvation is not just for Israel, but for all people. He sent His Son into the world to be the sacrificial lamb and an atonement for our sins. This is to say, Jesus paid it all, once and FOR ALL people. Come to Him in meekness and humble yourselves before Him.  Seek His forgiveness, and you will be forgiven. Confess your sins, and you will be washed clean in the blood of the Lamb. Drink of the living water, and eat from the table of the Word of God. 

1 Thus saith the Lord, Keep judgment and do justice, for my salvation is at hand to come, and my righteousness to be revealed.
2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man which layeth hold on it; he that keepeth the Sabbath, and polluteth it not, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
3 And let not the son of the strangers, which is joined to the Lord, speak and say, The Lord hath surely separated me from his people; neither let the Eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
4 For thus saith the Lord unto the Eunuchs that keep my Sabbaths, and choose the thing that pleaseth me, and take hold of my covenant,
5 Even unto them will I give in mine House and within my walls, a place, and a name better than of the sons and of the daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be put out.
6 Also the strangers that cleave unto the Lord, to serve him, and to love the Name of the Lord, and to be his servants; everyone that keepeth the Sabbath, and polluteth it not, and embraceth my covenant,
7 Them will I bring also to mine holy mountain, and make them joyful in mine House of prayer; their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar: for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 56:1-7

11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I desire not the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways, for why will ye die, O ye house of Israel?
12 Therefore thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression, nor the wickedness of the wicked shall cause him to fall therein, in the day that he returneth from his wickedness, neither shall the righteous live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
13 When I shall say unto the righteous, that he shall surely live, if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousness shall be no more remembered, but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for the same.
14 Again when I shall say unto the wicked, Thou shalt die the death, if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right,
15 To wit, if the wicked restore the pledge, and give again that he had robbed, and walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity, he shall surely live, and not die.
16 None of his sins that he hath committed, shall be mentioned unto him: because he hath done that, which is lawful and right, he shall surely live.
The Book of Ezekiel Chapter 33:11-16

16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the [c]power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Grecian.
17 For by it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
The Epistle to the Romans Chapter 1:16-17

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Twenty Eight

1 Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord, and walketh in his ways. (a)
2 When thou eatest the labors of thine hands, thou shalt be blessed, and it shall be well with thee.
3 Thy wife shall be as the fruitful vine on the sides of thine house, and thy children like the olive plants round about thy table.
4 Lo, surely thus shall the man be blessed, that feareth the Lord.
5 The Lord out of Zion shall bless thee, and thou shalt see the wealth of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
6 Yea, thou shalt see thy children’s children, and peace upon Israel.

(a) Editor’s thought - As noted in the opening statement of today’s study, the key here is the word “everyone”. God will meet you where you are today. His mercy does not change, nor is He as a man who might change his mind one way, and a different way the next day. As the scripture says He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Ergo, His mercy, and His grace shall be available to all until such time as He returns to claim His own. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Twenty Seven

1 Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the keeper watcheth in vain.
2 It is in vain for you to rise early, and to lie down late, and eat the bread of sorrow: but he will surely give rest to his beloved.
3 Behold, children are the inheritance of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb his reward.
4 As are the arrows in the hand of the strong man; so are the children of youth.
5 Blessed is the man that hath his quiver full of them: for they shall not be ashamed, when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Daily Meditation

3 Incline your ears, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live, and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found: call ye upon him while he is near. (a)
7 Let the wicked forsake his ways, and the unrighteous his own imaginations, and return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he is very ready to forgive.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts (b)
11 So shall my word be, that goeth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I will, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. (c)
The Book of Isaiah Chapter 55:3, 6-9, 11

(a) Editor’s thought - The best way I know to seek him is by studying His word daily, and by the fellowship of the believers. 
(b) Editor’s thought - Indeed, what are the ways of the Lord? His ways are of mercy, righteousness, compassion, forgiveness. We as mere mortals, strive to emulate our heavenly Father, but we fall short. Yet He never fails to maintain His own ways. 
(c) Editor’s thought - I have always maintained that God’s Word, has the power to fulfill Itself. This is to say, that He speaks, and it is done. 

Read One Psalm a Day
Psalm One Hundred Twenty Six

1 When the Lord brought again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with joy: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them. (a)
3 The Lord hath done great things for us, whereof we rejoice.
4 O Lord, bring again our captivity, as the rivers in the South.
5 They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy.
6 They went weeping, and carried precious seed: but they shall return with joy, and bring their sheaves.

(a) Editor’s thought - Let the non-believer see you filled with joy as you go about you life.