Bowed Heads

 

Let us bow our heads
in worship

at who our
great God is

our Sacrifice
and Deliverer

the Keeper of His
promises.

**********

The One who delivers is with me.

**********

“And it shall be when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ “

“that you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of the LORD who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households. So the people bowed their head and worshiped.’ “

Exodus 12:26,27 NKJV

Photo credit: pixabay.com

Published in: on November 1, 2019 at 1:11 am  Comments Off on Bowed Heads  
Tags: , , , , , , ,

Your Lamb

 

The unblemished
Lamb

was the perfect
sacrifice

beloved blood
of the Passover

our precious
Jesus Christ.

**********

The Unblemished Lamb is with me.

**********

“Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats.”

“Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight.”

“And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two door posts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat.”

“For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgements: I am the LORD.”

“Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”

Exodus 12:5,6,7,12,13. NKJV

Photo credit: pixabay.com

Published in: on October 29, 2019 at 12:58 am  Comments Off on Your Lamb  
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

The Sacrifice Of Himself

 

By the sacrifice
of Himself

He came
to put away sin

and as we
eagerly wait

He will
appear again.

**********

The One who came and will come again, is with me.

**********

“He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.”

“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgement,”

“so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.”

Hebrews 9:26,27,28. NKJV

Photo credit: pixabay.com

Published in: on October 5, 2019 at 12:47 am  Comments Off on The Sacrifice Of Himself  
Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Ever Living God

 

Oh how perfect
the blood of Jesus

who offered Himself
as a sacrifice

cleansing our conscience
from dead works

so we can serve
our God of life.

**********

You are with me and cleanse me with Your blood.

**********

” . . .how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal [Holy] Spirit willingly offered Himself unblemished [that is, without moral or spiritual imperfection as a sacrifice] to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works and lifeless observances to serve the ever living God?”

Hebrews 9:14 AMP

Photo credit: pixabay.com

Published in: on October 4, 2019 at 1:39 am  Comments Off on The Ever Living God  
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As Unleavened Bread

 

Lord let me live my life
as the unleavened bread

of sincerity
and truth

knowing a little leaven
leavens the whole lump

and doesn’t bring glory
to You.

**********

You are with me as Christ the Passover, my sacrifice.

**********

“Your glorying isn’t good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?”

“Therefore purge out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.”

“Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”

1 Corinthians 5:6,7,8. NKJV

Published in: on February 8, 2019 at 4:23 am  Comments Off on As Unleavened Bread  
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Seasoned

 

I will
season you

with Holy Spirit
fire

so you
continue to live

by My purpose
and power.

You establish my purpose.

“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt is good, but if the salt loses its flavor, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.” Mark 9:49,50 NKJV

Published in: on July 25, 2018 at 1:29 am  Comments Off on Seasoned  
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Seasoned

 

220px-Bonfire_11

“For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt.”  Mark 9:49 NKJV

Jesus says ‘everyone’.

Thank You, Lord, for knowing how to bring out the best in us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Every sacrifice flavored
with His salt

and every life touched
by His fire

no better way to showcase
our heart’s One

and only
true desire.

God bless you as He seasons you today!

Published in: on July 17, 2014 at 12:23 am  Comments Off on Seasoned  
Tags: , , , , , ,

Salvation

“After these things I looked and behold a great multitude which no one could number . . .crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”  Revelation 7:9-10 NKJV

God is the Creator and Owner of salvation.

Thank You, Jesus, for the gift of salvation when we come to You and ask.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Salvation belongs
to You
without You
it could not be

by Your sacrifice
we are saved
to live for You
eternally.

Published in: on May 8, 2014 at 12:10 am  Comments Off on Salvation  
Tags: , , , , ,

Pesach Preparations 3 – Speeding Up

JerAtNight1

Hi and welcome to a look inside Israel during the Passover preparations.  I know it’s already past, but our sis in Jerusalem sent all these lovely letters prior to Passover and I wanted to share them with you!   Thank you and God bless you and yours!  Now, here’s our sis . . .

Beloved sisters and brothers in Yeshua,
Blessings and greetings in Him Who is our Peace…the only sacrifice that can wash us from sin and set us free to have real PEACE within.  May all of His blessings be found abundant in you through His promises so freely given.  Wow!  We are so incredibly blessed!
Preparations for Pesach are gathering speed and it is in times like these that the fact that the blinders that have been ripped off of my spiritual eyes becomes even more wondrously precious to me then ever. Because of His great mercy I have access to Him Who is all in all and I don’t NEED to walk in the shadows.  Do I have all light?  Ofcourse not!  But I DO have access to the One Who does!  Halleluyah!
So…I couldn’t sleep. L  It was two a.m. and I was suddenly wide awake.  I was NOT happy about this.  Four thirty (when I USUALLY get up) comes soon enough on a work day, but on Fridays I leave even earlier then my regular 6:30.  I leave at 5:50 so that I can be at prayer meeting by 6:30 for a half hour before running to work at 7 for a very intense day.  I tried to fall back to sleep but could not get the thought of “the death of the firstborn” – the final plague upon Egypt preceding Pesach – out of my head.  It was a loosing battle.  I got out of bed, resigned myself to a strong cup of coffee, and went to my Bible. 
Preparing the heart is definitely the most important part of Pesach preparations. I have been reading in Prophets, Psalms and the Epistles so had not been reading about Pesach. Since I had this extra time, I turned to Exodus 11 on, and looked for last plague; the death of the first born.  I was immediately enraptured, caught up by His Word into His ways.  “Then Moses said, ‘Thus says the Lord: “About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt’ and the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all of the animals. Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again.  But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the Lord does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’” Wow!  NOT very politically correct, is it!  But this is The Lord God Almighty speaking.  It brought me back to something that I have seen along this path of His.  His Word DIVIDES.  We seem to have a choice all along the way…either it is ‘Yes Lord…let it be done to me according to Your Word’…or to squirm under the ‘unfairness’, the ‘inhumanity’ of His judgments.  ‘Humanism’ becomes more ‘just’ then God…more ‘merciful’…I mean…how can He command the death of the first born of innocent animals?  Why would He make a distinction between the Hebrews and the Egyptians?  Over and over, with increasing frequency, I hear these arguments and my heart shivers. I thought of the disciples turning away when He spoke of eating His body and drinking His blood…they could not understand…so they walked away.  I am so thankful that somehow by His mercy I have sought for and been given (in not great enough measure yet) a fear of God.  I truly believe that His ways and thoughts are higher then ours.  I have come to understand that sin is costly and painful in ways far beyond my pea-brain understanding, but that a truly righteous, just and merciful God DOES in fact, need to judge these things.  As I read on through chapters 12 and 13, scripture after scripture jumped into my mind, flooding me again with the intricacy of His Truth and Way.  “…and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your house to strike you.” (12:23)  I flipped to 1 Corin. 10:1-13, on through Hebrews, scripture after scripture and back to Exodus; “So this day shall be to you a memorial, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generation.  You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.” Again and again He clearly lays out the directions.  They are simple really.  “For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger or a native of the land…”  The blood of the lamb saved them…The Blood of The Lamb still saves…for HE IS THE PASSOVER LAMB WHO TAKES AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD! 
Five fifty came too soon.  I didn’t want to leave the wonderful Light of The Word and His Spirit to plunge again into the swirling drama of daily life here, but I had no choice.  The day was oppressively hot…our first sha’arav heat wave of the year arrived as the Tel Aviv marathon took place inspite of strong health ministry warnings against it: sport must go on, right?  The runners began at 6am but by 9:30 one was dead and about 30 hospitalized as a result of the extreme heat.  The locusts continue to invade from the south.  The war in Syria on our northern border continues to press southward.  Iran runs toward nuclear weapons and US President Obama is scheduled to arrive here on Wed, paralyzing the city until he leaves on Friday.  He plans to ‘meet the people, rather then address our government.’  Hum.  As of last night we finally have a government …or at least, we will have once it is sworn in tomorrow (Monday). 
And in the midst Pesach draws near. 
People scurry around purchasing gifts, food, cleaning products.  We have one more week.  Next Monday night at sundown the order of the table will be set and a last breath will be drawn in as the subtle change takes place and the drama unfolds … again.  According to scripture on the 10th of the month of Nissan (which this year falls on Thursday the 21st) the lamb was to be taken into the home – a lamb for a household – and kept for four days until it was sacrificed at the Passover.  We are preparing. 
Perhaps you would like to take a fresh look at the first 13 chapters of Exodus. It truly never gets ‘old’! 
Having so little time to write and then finally writing when I am tired is very sad to me, but it is what I have and I offer it to Him – the Lord, the Lamb, Yeshua, with love…and to each of you, dear brothers and sisters.  I am so thankful that we are one in Him!  Blessings to you, your sis in Jerusalem
ani b’derek
Published in: on March 30, 2013 at 7:28 am  Comments (15)  
Tags: , , , , ,

Out Of Trouble

“I will freely sacrifice to You;
I will praise Your name, O LORD, fo
r it is good.
For He has delivered me out of all trouble . . .”  Psalms 54:6-7

A line from the movies comes to mind . . .”Are you looking for trouble?”

Lord, we desire to seek You and Your ways as You deliver us from trouble.  And here is a simple poem . . .

Troubleshooting

source - thehindu.com

source – thehindu.com

Troubles come
and troubles go

and we don’t want
to see them grow

so we stay close
to You and pray

giving You  our thoughts
our lives, our ways.

The Friday Sparrow

POETRY, QUOTES, FAITH, SECRETS... "Our soul is like a sparrow escaped from a snare of prey; the snare was broken and we were delivered!" Psalm 124:7 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)

On Faith and Writing

A Daughter of the King

Beauty for Ashes

He gives me hope; He puts the stars back in my eyes.

Wendy L. Macdonald

My faith is not shallow because I've been rescued from the deep.

WINDDOG WHISPERS

Winddog (noun): fragment of a rainbow; Whispers...quiet writing

Living In Hallelujah...

With the GOD of MUCH MORE!

SAND DOLLAR SEASON

PENNY POEMS and OTHER WORDS...

Faith Worked Out

Searching for the heart of the matter.

Broken Believers

Serving Rascals, Clumsy Disciples, and Mentally Ill Believers with the Unconditional Love of Jesus Christ

Jesus-Network.com Christ Jesus Ministries

Bringing a message of Hope, Love, and Mercy to the world!

Lillie-Put

The place where you can find out what Lillie thinks

Another Red Letter Day

"The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life." Jesus

Wings of the Dawn

even there Your hand will lead me ~ poems and devotions by Heidi Viars

Godsfruitful

Encouraging others in Christ