Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Prayer: By Your Grace Lord!



Father,  please help me to let go of 
the bitter taste of yesterday with its sorrows and regrets
for it taints my enjoyment of Your daily provision.
By Your Grace, Lord, help me to affix a 
strangle hold on Your promise of the
tomorrow that is Eternity with Jesus Christ,
and help me to live victoriously in You, today.
AMEN


Monday, December 29, 2014

Seek the Savior!



When my Sorry Situation Confronts my Sad Circumstance I Seek the Savior!
When my Circumstance Confounds my ability to Control my Situation I Seek the Savior!
When my Capacity for Careful Consideration gets Circumvented by Circumstance I Seek the Savior!
When my Consideration of my Challenges is Crippled by Crass Causes and Crazy Conventions 
I seek the Savior.
In short, no matter my lot, I seek my Savior!

I will early seek my Savior
I care not what my lot may be
Jesus has called me - I will follow
And He will always take care of me

I will early seek my Savior
My situation does not me define
Jesus has called me - I will follow
And He will always me guide

I will early seek my Savior
Conventions and company don’t speak for me
Jesus has called me - I will follow
And His word daily in me abides

I did early seek my Savior
And the road has been e’er long
Jesus called me - and I follow
And He put in my heart this song:

Follow me, My Little One
Bear your burden - I’ll carry you along
Give no thought for heavy loads and living
With Me in your heart
‘To Eternity you’ll be singing!

I sing my song along the way
Situations and circumstance
With me hold no sway
I look  to the Son
With the sun in my face
And before you know it
I am walking apace

I early sought my Savior Friend
He walks beside me and He forfends
 Give Him your hand - He will take care 
What e'er your fight, or blight, or plight
Seek now the Savior for
Soon we'll take flight!



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Whose Word Is It?



What Does YOUR Bible Say?




Listening to some preachers
Often makes me doubt what I hear
So because the Lord has warned us
I delve into His Word myself without fear!

"Study to show thyself approved!"
Were our Dear Lord’s good words
To teach us about diligence
And not letting others exert undue influence!

Open the Word - great treasure is hidden!
Dig until you find it - the Master has given
These pearls of great price for us to possess
And keep close e’er the strife or distress!

The day is a-coming 
When the world will be starved
Not for bread or for water
But for hearing the Word!

Please, don’t be like lost sheep
Ingest the Word and e’en share 
Amongst those that are hungry
And living in despair!

With the known Word in your stomach
With these pearls in your care
The Devil can wreak havoc
But he can’t you ensnare!

Hear it, and love it
Bury it deep, and set a guard
Upon this treasure from Heaven
Your membership card!

Remember the logo
From the company credit card?
If you’re a Christian - express it, and
Don’t leave the Word at your yard!




Friday, December 26, 2014

I Want To Get Paid!


HAPPY 


SABBATH!









I Want To Get Paid!


I don’t know about you but
I want to get paid!
Not with black pennies
But with gold crowns
Not with dread trumpets
But with Angel songs
Not with the tare bundles
But with the Glory Throng!
I want to get paid!

I want to get paid!
And I’m going to the Judge
Who will ensure
That that which I get
Is truly commensurate
With my labor of love and 
My faithfulness!
I want to get paid!

I’ve loved, and I’ve labored
Counselled with, and exemplified
The life of a true believer -
Christ’s cross I’ve not denied!
I’ve ministered to the miserly, the miserable, the cross
To those that were little children
And to those who suffered loss!

I’ve cared for the contemptuous and
I’ve been a good steward to the “Boss”
Who cheats me of my wages
For worldly work that pays dross!
 I gave to the ungrateful and
I blessed the banished thief
I loved and I labored on
Often without relief!

I’ve tried to be a light
To those who could not agree
That Jesus is the answer
The Truth, the Life, the Way
And kept to my position
No matter what they’d say!

And though the road has been long
I’ve held fast to my conviction!
In me is found no dereliction!
I love His people!
I fast!
 I pray!
My Jesus is coming and
In my heart is the song:
I’m about to get paid!


Dear Ones: 

This is no boast! God’s people are privileged to know what their payment is, and when/where it will be delivered, and to joyfully look forward to that Great Day! 

I encourage us all to hold fast to our profession in faith and in faithfulness, and to keep our prize in constant view!






John 14:27 - Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I Get The Impression




I get the impression
That some people think
That God is a fool
To trot out on occasion
And set down on the center stool
To be used to amuse
Like He's just some cheap tool!

I get the impression
That some people think
That God is a stool
To sit on upon occasion
While we play the fool
Acting all cool
Like we were back in school!

I get the impression
That some people think
That God is a tool
To dig out on the occasion
Of some emergency dire
To be sharpened and e’en inflated
When we face the mire and the fire!

I may be wrong
But impressions do count
For I, too, am guilty
Of neglecting and least counting
The role of the Master
As we tread life’s vale!
He’s here for all seasons
Not just for the soul’s travail!



So, please, join now with me
Let the Master take charge
Let Him be the leader and
In your life loom large!

The fool is what Satan thinks Him!
The tool - it was His cross!
The stool is where we sit by Him
As He tells of the great cost
That He paid to redeem us
To save us - His children - from eternal loss!

Please don’t minimize Him
You can’t Him maximize
He is God - the Creator
In Him our lives we realize!

So bless Him!
Exalt Him!
To His Great Name - give praise!
Sing glory, hallelujah
For soon He will us raise!

John 1:1-5, 10-14 (KJV)







Monday, December 22, 2014

The Minister of Music's Ministry




The Minister of Music
He is a giant of man
He sets the tone for worship
And manipulates us till we can’t stand!

How is this even possible
In the great church of God
For the singing of the gospel
To turn into real bacchanal?

One day I stopped and watched as
The worship tone was set
And without a pause for reflection
It was jump up and wave as you sweat!

It was then that Barry Manilow’s
"I write the song that makes the whole world sing"
Stood up in front of me
For those words were the words of Satan
Yukking it up ever so gleefully!

Making Christians rely on their emotions
Will greatly make Satan’s day
When, appearing as an angel of light
He’ll get us not written down to disobey!

It is all a great deception
Priming  Christians for the fall
When they shall run into the desert
Looking for the King of All - not Jesus!

The deception is really quite simple
Set your reason aside and just feel
How wonderful it is to bow down
And worship the one who fulfills your felt needs!

Reason, my friend, is the key that
Our God stipulated that we use
When it comes to living in this life
And not trust tingling sensations that confuse!

Yon minister does not work for King Jesus
His boss is Lucifer DeVil
The arch enemy, deceiver, Old Satan
Who wants to see us all dead and in hell

Jump up and wave - feel the spirit
Not the one that Almighty God sends down
But the one being sold by the Devil
To confound, lead astray, and break you down

Fire that Minister of Music
His music comes with hell's strings attached
To the agenda as written down by Satan
To cost you your robe and your gold crown!

Our God is not a god of disorder!
Our God is not a liar  nor a thief!
Our God is not willing that any should perish
That’s you and me, friend, let’s seek relief!

Let’s seek relief from our Jesus - He’s faithful
Let’s turn to Jesus - He makes the Way
Let us invite God’s Holy Spirit
To lead us and guide us - lest we stray!

Reject the hot and sweaty emotion!
Reject the need to feel fire when you pray!
Reject the urge to empty yourself with a mantra
By repeating the same phrase ad nauseum every day!

Don’t let that Music Minister fool you
Into emptying yourself so he can prey
Upon the unwitting and the unwary
So keep your head on, watch unto pray!

That fallen angel who ministered in heaven
Hates us and has a despite
Against any that makes a claim upon Jesus
And has pledged to cost us our flight!

Believe the God of the Bible
He will guide you and hallow your prayers
Remember it’s the Almighty you are serving
Reject feeling, walk by faith -  not in blind sight nor in fear!

Psalm 100 King James Version (KJV)

100 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands.
Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.


Music Moves Minds

Music Can Mix-Up Minds

Music Can Mess Up Minds

   and 

Music Affects Attitude!

Music, therefore, is NEVER Neutral!

Be Vigilant to Consume a Healthful Musical Diet!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Living Stream


The Living Stream



One day I happened on a stream 
Called the Grace of God
Where all who bathed emerged again
Clean, blessed, and ready to rejoice!

This stream was like no other stream
Where one only could get wet
This stream it flowed, and flowered, and
Covered in joy, not regret!

All those who entered in the stream
Were those who saw their need for
A cleansing and a renewing of
The spirit plagued by the sins they abhor!

These were the ones who accepted the call
Of Jesus via Hill Calvary
And recognized that without it they would be lost
And chose to let Him bear their cross!

The Grace of God - that stream profound
Draws in one who is lost and 
Releases one who’s been found!

It washes, it cleanses
It refines and it heals
It covers, and establishes
Those who before Him kneel
And confess, and repent
Seeking renewal and reform
E’en setting aside Earth - the crown with the thorns
And seeking the jewel of Heaven
Eternal, everlasting
With Jesus, the Savior
The Redeemer, our Friend
Who made the way easy 
For this man to be cleansed
In His stream 
By God’s Grace
His glory to share!

Step in now, walk boldly
Into the cleansing stream
When it covers your head - don’t cower
For it’s then it releases the Power!

Don’t be afraid now!
He who loves - holds you
He who died - stands
He who arose is e’er ready 
To protect and console you!
Be strong! He will shield you!
He is the Great I AM!

He is calling, always calling
He is knocking at your heart’s door
He is able, ever ready
To sit with you and to show  
How to walk in His faith
His testimony to share
So that others beholding
Will want Him their burden to take care!

So, my brother, my sister
All you who believe
Get ready with the help of King Jesus
Your freedom to receive!

Walk into the water!
Walk into the flood  
For it heals, and it cleanses
All because of  Living Blood!




Friday, December 19, 2014

In The Heart Of Jesus



HAPPY 


SABBATH!





For the past two days,‭ ‬the words,‭ “At‬ the Heart of Jesus/Why Should you be lonely/There's a full supply‭” ‬have been going through my thoughts constantly,‭ ‬and I have been humming the tune to those words at the strangest times.

To my mind,‭ ‬there was something that I needed to understand,‭ ‬remember,‭ ‬think of,‭ ‬hold onto,‭ ‬fix upon, and trust in the Lord for or about. But what?

Finally,‭ ‬just before the start of the Sabbath, I remembered that the first word of the song was IN the heart of Jesus, and I suddenly felt free. Some burden that I had been carrying, unconsciously? was gone, and so I had to go and find a traditional performance of this hymn, a much loved old favorite which seemed to have somehow been put on the back-burner of my life.

How was it possible for me to mistake an AT for an IN?

If I am AT the door of a venue for a performance - I am ONLOOKER.
If I am IN(side) the door of a venue for a performance - I am a PARTICIPANT! I am engaged!

Look at these words of the Master:

 Revelation 3:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

This difference is significant, and speaks a great deal about us and our walk with Jesus.

As a young lady, this song, In the Heart of Jesus, had always touched me in the place of my need, whether I was sad, stressed, tired, lonely, feeling happy or unhappy, feeling loved or unloved, bewildered, feeling friendless and especially whenever/wherever I saw,  or heard something that impacted that part of me where the Love of God resided.

I am writing this, and I can feel my heart remembering and swelling, and tears are welling up.

There is something about this song that holds the gospel, that lights a path, comforts the heart, speaks peace, delivers truth, and says:

“So what about it? Don’t you know that He knows you?
“Don’t you believe that He truly loved you unto death?
“Won’t you trust Him in His faithfulness to deliver you?
“Won’t you cast your cares upon Him?
“Won’t you love Him back, and thereby go home to His rest?
“He is the God of All Hope. Accept Him!”

I get all that, and much more from this old hymn.

I invite you to prayerfully read the following words of the hymn and let the words speak to you, and then listen to a beautiful rendition of the same, and I pray that whatever the situation, and wherever your locale, that the comfort of the Holy Spirit may be yours. He is faithful!

1. In the heart of Jesus, there is love for you,
Love most pure and tender, love most deep and true;
Why should you be lonely, why for friendship sigh,
When the heart of Jesus has a full supply?

2. In the mind of Jesus there is thought for you,
Warm as summer sunshine, sweet as morning dew;
Why should you be fearful, why take anxious thought,
Since the mind of Jesus cares for those He bought?

3. In the field of Jesus there is work for you;
Such as even angels might rejoice to do;
Why stand idly sighing for some life-work grand,
While the field of Jesus seeks your reaping hand?

4. In the home of Jesus there’s a place for you;
Glorious, bright, and joyous, calm and peaceful, too;
Why then, like a wanderer, roam with weary pace,
If the home of Jesus holds for you a place?

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2817

Be well, and be gloriously blessed,

BJ




Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Book of Daniel Unsealed - Documentary






WORLD HISTORY'S 
RESPONSE
TO BIBLICAL PROPHECY




Questions for Christians



Always Seek Knowledge!


Do I look like a Christian?
Do I talk like a Christian?
Do I walk like a Christian?
Do I love as a Christian?
Do I show that Christ is alive and
Well, and living in me, or
Do I make Him cry?

Do my words speak peace, or
Do they cut and consume?
Do they say He is coming, or
Do they only confuse
Those who are seeking a Savior,
A refuge from the storm, or
Do they fill hearts with distrust
And leave the seeker feeling forlorn?

Does my walk speak of Eternity?
Does it make a seeking heart blaze
With a hope that comes from the Eternal
The Ancient, The One of Everlasting Days?
Does my walk lead e’er upward and
Onward into the Light, or
Does my walk speak of a heart that’s blighted and
Always spoiling for a fight?

Do I look like the Christian who
Looks like the Christ of the Cross, or
Do I look like the Christian who’s
Trying her best to be lost, by
Acting in a manner unbefitting
A child of the Great I am
By showing in thought, word, and action
That I’m an unregenerate mere man?

Does my love for my brother
Show that Jesus is my way, or
Do I show by my living that
Satan is carrying sway?
Does my love have a connection
To the Mainline of the Cross, or
Does my love for my fellows give proof of
An unclean spirit ignoring Christ’s suffering and loss?

What worth are you to Jesus?
What worth is Jesus to you?

What worth is a pin that doesn’t?
What worth is a knife that doesn’t cut?
What worth is salt that doesn’t?
What worth is a path untrodden?
What worth is love that doesn’t?
What worth is a bible not read?
What worth is a river that doesn’t flow?
What worth is a heart that’s leaden?
What worth is a life that’s only show?
What worth is a Savior, the One the world refuses to know?
What worth is a Savior, the One we Christians neglect though we say we own?
What worth is a lamp if we fail to light it to see the way?
What worth is the Word, the lamp for our feet, the light for our way in the dark of day?
What worth is the Blood if we don’t accept that it cleans and redeems?
What worth is a mansion in the Kingdom, if we don’t prayer and actively seek to receive it?
What worth is the Cross, if we choose this day to be among the lost?
What worth is the truth to those who never hear it?

What are you worth to Jesus?
What is Jesus worth to you?

I've got the questions!
Have you go any answers?




Romans 12 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

$ell Out OR Buy In?



$ell Out OR Buy In?



It is compelling, compelling
That everybody is $elling
$elling and telling of $elling
Their soul to the Devil!

Only a soul that won’t wait
On the Almighty God
To give him a gold plate
Containing Christ’s Righteousness
And Everlasting Life
Would feel compelled to smilingly tell
Of the $ell out to old $atan, and
Of preferring separation eternal
To Life that's supernal!

Well, let me tell you
How it is that I feel
About the compromise
And bona fides
And $1,000,000 lies:

It is like this:

With Satan, it is quid pro quo! (something for something)
With Jesus, it is “I love you! I’ve prepared you a home!”

With Satan, it is “Do what thou wilt!”
With Jesus, it is “Worship the King!”

With Satan, it is “Be ye conformed!”
With Jesus, it is “Repent, and be reborn!”

With Satan, it is “Be obdurate! Oh, Obfuscate! ”
With Jesus, it is “Illuminate! Please explicate!”

With Satan, it is “Affaire de couer! Be cavalier! Go Domineer!”
With Jesus, it is “Beware! Turn Away! That’s not the way!”

With Satan, it is “$ell me your soul! I’ll give you power and pearls!”
With Jesus, it is “Buy of Me fire-tried gold, white garments and eyesalve!”

Dear Ones: 

The last statements sum up all that is wrong in the world today:

Satan $ell$ to us what is parching, pretty, and putrefying!

Jesus wants us to buy what is practical to provide for our promotion to Paradise! 

So, if I have made my case clear
You have a decision to make
And you have nothing to fear
From the $ell-outs
Those diehards
Who have given their all
To a creature - not their Creator
For baubles and tight bums
For salutes from the slimy
For fame and fun runs!
Look to Jesus - He made us!
By Him we abide
Give glory unto Him
In His love abide!
For that love was sacrificial
It gave everything for us all
So that we can approach Him
And bless Him and praise
Him in the corporeal
And then in the blaze
Of Eternity’s Light
Sight
And Sound
With ever glad song!



Ephesians 6:10:17 (AKJV)

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:


Prayer: For Protection





BUT JESUS IS MY


SO THAT I CAN SAY:


Oh, Lord, there are so many questions
That I need to answer
As I venture out each day to
Face those in the high and byways,
Whether friend or foe,
Adversary or associate,
Benefit or burden,
Leech or love.
I ask You for Your covering.
I ask You, Lord, to lead me and
Help me to do what You want me to do
In whichever circumstance I find myself.
Help me to remember that there is no place that
You can bring me to, that You cannot carry me through.
I ask You, Lord, to guide my footsteps and
Let me not pick up the fleas of sin that
Attach themselves to the warm body
That lacks the Living Power that
Heals, seals, and protects from the wiles of Satan.
Lord, where there is a lack within
Please instill, and fill me.
Give me Your strength, Lord, and 
Help me, through Your Grace,
To stand up aright, and stand ... victorious!
AMEN.


Prayer: Asking God for Renewal



ARE YOU WEARING SIN SHADES?



Oh, Father, have mercy on me!
I give You my sinner’s heart and
Ask You for the renewing that
Comes from repentance
And from rejecting complicity, and
Refusing again to live in sin’s shade!
Bless me, help me, and shield me
From Satan’s sophistries, and sure-ways by
Keeping me praying, and praised up, and
Walking uprightly on the King’s Highway!
AMEN.


HEART RENEWAL  X  CHRIST = SAVED

Ephesians 2:8-10 (KJV)

8For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Prayer: For Help to Maintain Our Allegiance To The Lamb




Father, we hear daily of fellow believers
who are paying with their lives for their faith 
and belief in the Lord, Christ.
Help us, Father, to hold to our allegiance to the Lamb
In the face of great and studied opposition and animosity.
Help us to stand against the demon-heart encased
In the flesh of a human who would kill us 
For our faith in Jesus Christ.
Help us to keep praying, and obeying
Loving and longing for that home in the realm of the blessed.
Oh Lord, please keep us in Your care, and render us
Willing and able to maintain our allegiance and
At the end, to stand up for: 
the Love of the Lord Jesus Christ;
Right-living;
Faithfulness to, and through, Him 
Who redeemed us for His own;
Liberty of conscience;
The truth that is the Living Word; and
Our living hope of  Eternal Glory.
AMEN.



Allegiance To The Lamb

GOD’S LOVE 

IS

A

 HEART BIG!



AND SO


I pledge allegiance to the Lamb
But there is more to it!  - I must be able to stand!
Words without action are words on the wind
There’s a lot of noise but no substance within!

Lord, grant me a little courage
Help me to stand firm
Stiffen my spine and
Lord, help me not to turn!

I love my King Jesus
But, oh how I am weak
Without His arm around me
I can barely speak!

Oh, comfort me Holy Spirit!
Dear Angel, hold me up!
Steady my gaze, firm my courage - be my fillip
Oh, help me, Lord, not to give in nor give up!

Bring, Holy Spirit, to my remembering
The words of His Comfort, the covering of the Lamb
Whose blood had been shed on dark Calvary
Righteous blood for the guilty, guiltless blood to save me!

Hope, faith, courage, Christ’s payment for me
Love, life, witness, I remember Calvary!
He bore my cross, He carried my shame
Help me, dear Lord, to let it not all be in vain!

I bow my head in worship!
I lift my voice in praise!
I put my shoulder to the plow
And count it all great gain!

Yesterday they came for me
Last evening was the trial, and
They gave me until 6:00 a.m.
To utter strong words of denial!

At 6:05 the man declared in dread earnest
That people like me  deserved to die, even in a furnace
For failing with this new world’s tenets to comply, and urged
Yes, Urged me to come along swiftly, as it was time for goodbye!

I know that I will live again though I die today for
I made no rash decision!
I pledged allegiance to The Lamb
For He made all provision, and leads me!


Lead Me, Lord!


Psalm 5:8(KJV)

Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.