Saturday, May 13, 2017

VESPERS AT THE END OF THE SABBATH: New Life Is Up Ahead + PRAYER: Bless Me, Lord To Live...!

I Don't Want To Be A Lot's Wife!
I Don't Want To Be A Mrs. Job!
I Don't Want To Be A Sapphira
AND
I Don't Want To Be A Laodicean Bold!

Lot's Wife Looked Back
At The Perishables
Perishing
AND
Lost 
New Life Up Ahead!

Mrs. Job Doubted God's Favor
AND
Wanted Her Husband
The Giving God To Curse
So That God Would Strike Him Down Dead!

Sapphira
- With Her Husband -
Lied To The Holy Spirit
AND
Reached Their Life's Limit
And
Were Carried To Their Long Homes
Foot First!
There Was No Hearse!

Oh, Lord
Save Us From The Curse!

I Don't Want To Be Like
Murdering, Lying Cain
Man-Hunting, God-Not-Fearing Nimrod
Nor
Wilfully, Presumptuous
Killing-The-Innocent Saul
Nor
Joseph's 10 Brethren
Envious
Before They Sought
Life-Preserving Grain!
These Men Tried To Mimic Cain!

Nor Do I Desire To Be 
Jacob
- Living Cunning -
Before He Reached Beth-El
Nor Laban
Who Thought
He Could Curse Who God Blessed
Nor Nebuchadnezzar
Before God's Holy Name He Confessed!

I Desire To Be A Rahab
Who
- Though A Practicing, Willing, Sinner -
Heard The Word About Lord
AND
While Having No Personal Experience Of Said God
Believed The Tidings
AND
Sought The New Life Award!

I Desire To Be 
A Repentant David
A Self-Denying Moses
A Faithful Samuel
A Trusting Joshua
A Believing Nehemiah
A Good King Josiah
And
Not A Black-Hearted Jezebel
But
A Fired-Up-For-God Elijah
A Lamenting Jeremiah
AND
An Obedient-In-The-Face-Of-Real-Shame Hosea
Trusting God Ever
Over Self
AND
Walking With
Talking About
Leaning Upon
Loving Unreservedly
Looking Unweariedly
To Be With The Lord!

PRAYER:

Father,

Let Your Truth
In My Inward Parts
Be Visible In My Extremities!

Let Your Love In Me Bear Fruit

So That From Me
A Basket Of Blessings
To Others May
Will Go
Shouting The Glad News:
"Jesus Christ Saves!"
Working To Help Remove
Even The Most Gross Sinner

From
In
And
Around
Satan's Household
No More To Be A Chained Slave!


Lord,

I Trust You In My Little Strength - 
Help Me To Trust You In Yours
Always
And
Surely
In The Dark Days
Up Ahead
When Faith Is Tried
And
Woes Are Constant By My Side!


Help Me, Lord
 To Bless You

And
To Hold On To You
On Those Days When
Wilful Self Would Cause Wavering Faith

To Be Denied!

Help Me, Lord
Not To Be Driven And Tossed
As Wave Of The Sea
For, Truly
I Desire To Receive
Glorious Blessings Of Thee!


Help Me To Hold On To You

When Carnal Life
- Acting As Satan's Paid Agent -

Demands
That You Must Be
- By Needy Flesh -
Decried
Because You To Me
- About The Peaceful Life - 
Lied!


Help Me To Hold Firm The Blessed Hope

- Christ In Me My Hope Of Glory -
For Heaven's Glories Await
All
Who To The Lord Christ
Remain Faithful!


Lord, 

Help Me To Stay Prayed Up
Bound Up
And
Sealed Up
In Salvation's Protective Cloak
So That I Will Not Be Drawn Away
To Wear
Satan's Rainbow-Styled Yoke!


Lord,

I Pray With Passion
For The Counterfeiter's Days
To Come To Their Just End!


My Father,

I Give You
My Worship
Your Deserved Honor
And
My Faithful Praise
So
Please Bless Me To Live
In The True Light Of Heavenly Love
So That I Will Be Exalted To Inhabit
Eternity's Untimed
No Night
Unending Days
And
To Fix My Real Gaze
Upon My Savior's Beautiful Face!


I Love You, Lord
And

In Jesus' Name
I Plead For Blessings
Not Just For Myself
But Most Assuredly
For The Faithful Brethren!
AMEN.