|Posted by Michele on March 24, 2013 at 9:40 PM||comments (0)|
Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;9 There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.11 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
Have you ever felt that God has left us to our sins, to do as we please? We ignore him for so long and now he has ignore us. I want you to really pondered that, it is called a reprobated mind. It's where, your willful sins (sins you did when you were told by God (your conscience) not to, and you ignore it and did it anyways. And God walk away from you. Tonight, I want you to do something completely different. I want you to look up Please Forgive Me by the Crabb Family, on youtube, and then post how the song made you feel. That's your goodnight thoughts for today.
|Posted by Michele on March 24, 2013 at 9:30 PM||comments (0)|
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, and come and save us.3 Turn us again, O God, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.4 O Lord God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears; and givest them tears to drink in great measure.6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours: and our enemies laugh among themselves.7 Turn us again, O God of hosts, and cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt: thou hast cast out the heathen, and planted it.9 Thou preparedst room before it, and didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river.12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her?13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, and the wild beast of the field doth devour it.14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that thou madest strong for thyself.16 It is burned with fire, it is cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.17 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself.18 So will not we go back from thee: quicken us, and we will call upon thy name.19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, cause thy face to shine; and we shall be saved.
With our ecomony being as it is, milk threatening to go up to 8 dollars, high gas prices, bills raise over time, debts, crops making fun high, and no jobs. I think we have the urge to say, God saved this country. I have alot of questions for you to think about. Do you think if we had a new leader everything will be better? I try not to put my opinion in because I was going to do these posts after I completed the blog. I think no matter who is the leader that it will continue to get worst, because we are in the end of times and things are not going to improve at all. Do you think, that we as a nation are even worthly of God's help with the country? We are a lustful, evil minded country. Do you think if the people of this country and not the leaders, change that God will help? I think we have to change (not the leaders) and God will help.
|Posted by Michele on March 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
O god, the heathen are come into thine inheritance; thy holy temple have they defiled; they have laid Jerusalem on heaps.2 The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth.3 Their blood have they shed like water round about Jerusalem; and there was none to bury them.4 We are become a reproach to our neighbours, a scorn and derision to them that are round about us.5 How long, Lord? wilt thou be angry for ever? shall thy jealousy burn like fire?6 Pour out thy wrath upon the heathen that have not known thee, and upon the kingdoms that have not called upon thy name.7 For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.8 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of thy servants which is shed.11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before thee; according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die;12 And render unto our neighbours sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached thee, O Lord.13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
The dead here I believe to be the spiritual dead. There are so many spiritual dead today. They were once saved and filled with the life of Christ, but now has come to the point if they do go to church-they are just bench warmers. They show no excitment, they lost the joy of their salvation. They are more corruptable maybe not openly sinful, but their priorities has become worldly. For example instead of church sunday night, cookout with friends. When there should to be a time when church was a fun must go place. Instead of getting closer to God they think more on getting out of debt on their own and they don't realize they aren't trusting him. A backsliding condition in faith doesn't always mean they are openly dening the power of Christ. Most people backslide slowly back in the lost state, it doesn't happen over night. To get your morning thinking caps on for God, this morning how about you jog down some ideas that a church can do, to help prevent or help people come back forward from a backsliding state. What can churches do to keep the members from becoming dead. I don't mean better church services. I want you to think about a program that your church could do.