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This Is The Day That The Lord Has Made

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. – Isaiah 53:1-2. I would like for you to take a moment and consider what is in italics. Read it over a couple of times. Now, consider this. “Foxes have holes, birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” – Luke 9:58.

The Bible tells us, “Arise O’ sleeper, wake up from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” Would you truly like to wake up from the dead? How about having your sight restored? Would you like to “hear” the Word when you read it? Would you like to lie down in green pastures and drink from the fountains of Living Waters? Well, today is that day. This is the day that the LORD has made. “For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” – 2 Corinthians 6:2.

This is the day that your sight is restored. This is the day that your new life begins. “And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God.” – Acts 3:4-9. Now, let us begin… Silver and Gold I have not brothers and sisters, but what I do have, I give unto you, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.” This is the day that the LORD has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Narrow Is The Way Which Leads Unto Life – The Way, The Truth, The Life – The Key Of David

I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. – Psalms 118:21-27.

Now, consider the following for further reading, The Gospel Of Repentance. He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. – Isaiah 51:2. “But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.” – Philippians 3:7-11.

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Through Love Serve One Another

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. – Galatians 5:13-16.

Many years ago as a child, my friend and I were climbing up a cliff with a very narrow ledge. He got frightened due to the height and dangerous situation he had gotten himself into. I tried going for help, screaming for anyone to come and save him, but nobody came. As I proceeded to move myself around him to unclench his frozen hands from the mountain that lay before him, and guide him the rest of the way, he was finally free to move upward.

I, on the other hand, lost my balance and began falling. Lay below me were jagged rocks, huge boulders, and certain death. As the sure moment of death was ever behind me, abruptly I stopped, eyes looking upward. As if something the size of a large hand had grabbed my back with force, I looked puzzled at why I continued not to descend downwards. I saw only a small sapling, with roots deep, grounded in Love. From that day forward, I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, the LORD would always have my back, if I laid down my life for others.

With my own walk with the Lord, I have had many experiences and personal moments of reflection. “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:21. As we move past the principles of the Gospel and move onto perfection, we learn more about our service to the Lord, and how through His love, we are to serve one another. Below is a playlist that in total is about two and a half hours (more already added). A foundation is laid, we go through the Parable of the Poor Widow, the Parable of the Sower, and many other teachings of the Messiah. I pray that you take the time to watch, to listen, and to hear what is being said. By clicking on the “Watch on YouTube” banner, it will open the video in another window and allow for full screen viewing.

Perfecting The Saints – Through Love Serve One Another

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” – Philippians 1:3-6. “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.” – Philippians 1:9-11. This I say then, walk in the Spirit and you won’t fulfil the desires of the flesh.

The struggles that each of us face are common to man. With each temptation that comes, God will give us a way to escape it, as well as the ability to bear it. And as Paul so eloquently put it, “flee from idolatry.” “They that are in the flesh cannot please God.” If you are struggling with letting go or certain things, know that you are not alone. “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.” – Colossians 1:9-12. Your brother in Christ,

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Put Off The Old Man

Let us all learn how to put on the new man as we put off the old. In Ephesians 4 Paul tells us, “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.” – Ephesians 4:22-24.

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” – Ephesians 4:1-6.

If this is your first visit to this website, I recommend beginning with The Gospel Of Repentance. Each teaching, lesson, and experience is intended to build up your spiritual house for a habitation for the Spirit of all Life to dwell in. In order to make things anew, we need to better understand what we are letting go of. After we have gained an understanding of who we all are, and what we all did, we can then move forward and follow after the Lord and walk in His ways. “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.” – Ephesians 4:14-15.

“This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.” – Ephesians 4:17-19. Let us now add to this with the following lesson, Sanctification of the Spirit. After exploring these Biblical truths, we are gaining a deeper understanding of how to put off the old man and put on the new man. Now, explore the following video with me and keep Paul’s teaching to the Galatians in mind. “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.”

I pray that the Word of All Truth shall take root in good soil and not amongst the stony ground, or amidst the thorns. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, putting all of your faith in the LORD God, the Author and Finisher of your faith. Coming next will be a teaching on the Parable of the Sower, where we will dive deep into the layers of understanding within Matthew 13. The parameters are clear and each verse sheds light on our own walk of faith with Jesus Christ. As said before, explore all that this website has to offer. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. I hope that by exploring, you will not only know the Truth, but also the Way, and the Life. And as I began, practice daily letting go of the flesh, letting go of self, and putting off the old man, to put on the new.

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What Is Truth In The Bible

In the Bible, Pilate says to Jesus, what is truth? It must have been an interesting sight to see, being the Author of this world to hear those words. Unless the Author already knew what was going to happen. Hmm. Now that’s something to consider. In Luke chapter 9, we learn of a certain man that says to Jesus, “I will follow you wherever you go.” The Word in the Flesh turns to him and says, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.”

What could He possibly have meant by these words? Is there any way for us to gain understanding into what is being said? Yes there is. And the answers are in the Bible. Before we get deeper into the meaning, we first need to understand more about Jesus Christ. And nothing about the following verses have changed today. And that causes me to weep, bitterly. “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” – Isaiah 53:3-6.

As previously said, those verses still apply today. So, I will ask you again, what is truth? Is the Bible true, or is man? Does the Word lie? Does GOD lie? Or, do we? “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.” Many may say that they know the Lord. Many will claim that their earthly lives have somehow gotten better after finding Jesus Christ. What does the Bible tell us? “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.”

What is truth in the Bible? “For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” – Matthew 10:35-37. Now, prepare yourselves. Grab a box of tissues. Say a little prayer. If you desire to know the Lord more than you desire this world, if you desire to know the LORD GOD, in a similar way as I do, watch the following 30 minute video. Just as Pilate said to Jesus, what is truth? Here is only a small glimpse into that understanding, within the pages of the Bible.

Vanity Of Vanities – All Is Vanity – JUST AS IT WAS In The Days Of Noah – The Son Of Man Is Rejected OF THIS Generation

“My harp also is turned to mourning, and my organ into the voice of them that weep.” “Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.” “Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.” “Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth.” To add even more to this understanding click on the following link, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. “Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the LORD.” – 2 Chronicles 34:27.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” – Revelation 21:4. Please take the time to explore all that is within the pages of this website. A good place to begin would be with a tailor made Bible Study, The Gospel Of Jesus Christ. You will find the way, the truth, and the life. If you diligently seek the Lord with your entire heart, and let the Spirit teach you as I have, every worldly delusion will fall from your very eyes. Become as a child and follow after that which is Holy. Only then will you fully understand Pilate’s question, what is truth? You can also revisit the previous post A Man Of Sorrows to understand more about our personal suffering and tribulation which leads to patience, experience, and our expected hope.

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Make Thy Face To Shine Upon Thy Servant

Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying, This people say, The time is not come, the time that the Lord’s house should be built. Then came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying,  Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste? Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord. Ye looked for much, and, lo it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the Lord of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house. – Haggai 1:1-9.

Father, For Thy Names Sake, O’ Lord – In You I Put My Trust

“Fear God, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made Heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” – Revelation 14:7.

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The Folly Of Idolatry

For all those who have found their way to this post and this website, explore all that is herein. All that I know to be true about the One True GOD is here for you to see and hear. I pray that you all may find your way back to the Father and that you may find your way Home. If you understand being a stranger and a pilgrim on the Earth, then you should know, that means that we aren’t from here and we don’t belong here.

Here is only a beginning, as well as the end.

“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.”

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Brethren, That Your Joy May Be Full

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. – 1 John 1:1-4.

The Latter Rain…

“As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants’ sakes, that I may not destroy them all. And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and mine elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there. And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.” – Isaiah 65:8-10.

“For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days.” – Isaiah 65:17-20.

Brethren, It’s Time – An Orchestration Of Grace | A Song In The Spirit

May The Everlasting Father, The Almighty God, The Wonderful Counselor, The Prince of Peace; be upon you and overshadow you during this difficult time ahead.

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The Light Of The World – A City Set On A Hill Cannot Be Hid

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. – John 10:27-28.

“I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” – John 10:14-18.

“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” – Matthew 5:13-16.

The Light Of The World | A City That Is Set On A Hill Cannot Be Hid – The LORD God Alone Is Worthy….

And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.” – Acts 12:8.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” – Matthew 5:3-8.

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Make The Tree Good

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit. – Matthew 12:33.

“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:1-3. “Be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.” – Ephesians 4-14-19.

“Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” – Ephesians 4:26-32.

Go Into The Gates Of The Nobles

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” – Colossians 3:15-17.

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A Walk In The Spirit – Walk As Jesus Did

How do we walk in the Spirit? The Lord shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the Lord, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. – Jeremiah 24:1.

“One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad. Then said the Lord unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel; Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge them that are carried away captive of Judah, whom I have sent out of this place into the land of the Chaldeans for their good. For I will set mine eyes upon them for good, and I will bring them again to this land: and I will build them, and not pull them down; and I will plant them, and not pluck them up. And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.” – Jeremiah 24:2-7.

“And as the evil figs, which cannot be eaten, they are so evil; surely thus saith the Lord, So will I give Zedekiah the king of Judah, and his princes, and the residue of Jerusalem, that remain in this land, and them that dwell in the land of Egypt: And I will deliver them to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth for their hurt, to be a reproach and a proverb, a taunt and a curse, in all places whither I shall drive them. And I will send the sword, the famine, and the pestilence, among them, till they be consumed from off the land that I gave unto them and to their fathers.” – Jeremiah 24:8-10.

A Walk In The Spirit | Let Us Go On Unto Perfection

“I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.” – Isaiah 42:6-10.

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