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This is The Lord’s Passover

Passover is the first of the three pilgrimage feasts that God has commanded. Saying three times a year all you men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel. (Exodus 34:23) Repeated in Exodus 23:14,17-Dueteronomy 16:16 Psalm 84:7

This is The Lord’s Passover

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Hurry get ready
We’re leaving in haste
The Lord God I Am
Said there is not time to waste.

 

I Am that I Am,
Has sent me to say
The time for deliverance
Does start today.

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We shall eat it in haste
with our sandals latched
For this is “The Lords Passover”
Gird up our loins, ready our staff

Each family to choose
A Lamb for his household
without spot or blemish
A marked sign on the threshold

For deliverance does not come
From any Other
Than Jehovah Jireh
And this we will discover

The blood is covenant and for a sign
To lintels and doorpost applied
No other offering can you supply
A spotless lamb required.

This is a sign for us to see
With hyssop the blood we apply
When God sends judgement on Egypt
He will see at Passover and pass by

“On this night as I pass through
I will see and know the sign
That you have listened and obeyed
And by sacrifice now are you Mine.”

“I Am taking My people out
Just as I swore on oath
Into the land that I have promised
From Ramses to Succoth.”

When our children inquire and ask
About this service and memorial?
We’ll tell them how The Lord struck Egypt
Making known to them this tutorial

We were once slaves and prisoners
trapped by sin in Egypt’s land,
I Am that I Am, brought us up and out;
Rescued by His Righteous Right hand

Jehovah Jireh has provided
the mystery now made known
Given for us, His sacrifice
Is Jesus Christ, His very own!

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 March
Photo’s captured by laurette laster © 2019

 

Exodus 12:11-13 NASV
11Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste– it is the LORD’S Passover. 12For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night,and will strike down all the firstborn in the landof Egypt, both man and beast; and against allthe gods of Egypt I will execute judgments– I am the LORD. 13The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.…
Exodus 12:23-24, 26-27 AMP

For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel [above the entry way] and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and will not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to slay you. You shall observe this event [concerning Passover] as an ordinance for you and for your children forever.

When your children say to you, ‘What does this service mean to you?’ you shall say, ‘It is the sacrifice of the LORD ’ S Passover, for He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians, but spared our houses.’” And the people bowed [their heads] low and worshiped [God].

On each of the three pilgrimage feasts, The Feast of The LORD, that The LORD our God requires His people to appear before Him, are during full moons. You may be thinking so, what is so important about this? When God required that His people travel, He provided the light for the way. Yes I know the moon is for seasons, and I know that the moon also speaks of Israel. But I just find this one more amazing way of showing He was taking His people out to bring them into the land of milk and honey. To the land He had promised Abraham.  I find this to be just one more way of our Amazing God, caring and providing for His people. His requirements are always  met and supplied with provision.

His amazing attention to details does not surprise, no not at all. It is that He has everything so perfectly planned and laid out, and I fear that I often have missed the intricate details of our mighty God and Redeemer. He is in every (tiniest) detail, as Jesus said every jot and tittle. He is The Beginning and the End, The First and The Last, The Aleph and The Tav, He is our Mighty God who has redeemed us from the hand of the enemy.

This is The LORD’S PASSOVER! I pray Passover blessings to you and yours. This is an amazing time of the year, I pray we do not miss one minute detail of our Amazing God and Deliverer. I pray for our eyes, that our eyes will see our Mighty Redeemer in every particle and fiber of our world and in every minute detail, every bird that sings and fly’s, every flower that is blooms, every tree that is bearing leaves, blossoms and fruit, and in all that we do. Amen

Shabbat Shalom and Passover on April 19-2019, making it a double blessing and portion. I do believe this date is very prophetic and should be marked on your calendar. When your children ask you……………………………………………..

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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Time to Clean this House!

During the Feast of Unleavened Bread (which begins at Passover) no food containing yeast or leaven may be eaten.

Blessed are  You, O LORD our God, King of the Universe. You have sanctified us by Your Commandments, and commanded us concerning the removal of leaven.

“Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens he whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed.” (1 Corinthians 5:6-7 ESV)

Time to Clean this House!

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Time to clean this house

Out with all the yeast

Leaven is the sin of man

That determines to the least

 

We must show ourselves prepared

By examining every inch

Every corner and the cracks

Light of a candle, reveals even a pinch

 

We cannot be negligent

Nor overlook a crumb

Satan hopes we’re lackadaisical

Presuming we are dumb

 

We will take a feather

And dust this entire place

Whisk even crumbs into a bag

Outside to burn leaving no trace

 

 

For we are not surprised

by Pharaohs ploys and tactics

God said no time for yeast

leaving in haste, departure was climactic

 

We have witnessed every plague

Now we know without a doubt

God is not slow nor is He slack

Making known His power while bringing us out

 

No longer slaves veiled or separated

Led out by the power of God

Taking us out of Egypt

Eye witness to His power, we’ve been awed

 

No moaning or complaining

May come across our lips

We do not want to be the ones

Left to die because we quipped

 

Give no provision to grumbling

Only believe and obey

He is going to takes us out

But why the longest way

 

Cleansing us from Egypt’s ways

Teaching us how to live as free

We are citizens of a different land

By faith created to have liberty

 

He will safely bring us out

With His righteous right arm

Into the land He promised

Safe from all of life’s harm

 

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 March

Deuteronomy 16:3 ISV

You must not eat any yeast with it. Instead, for seven days eat bread without yeast—the bread of affliction—because you left the land of Egypt in haste. Remember the day you went out of the land of Egypt for the rest of your lives.

Proverbs 20:27 KJV

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

Did you know this is where we in the Western world get our custom of spring cleaning?

As our Jewish brothers and sisters have been busy preparing to enjoy the Passover they have been working very hard. They have cleaned and purged all leaven out of their homes. They have been busy and shown diligence in removing every crumb of yeast or leaven from their homes. This is to sanctify the home in order to be able to enjoy the Passover meal.  They have boiled and sterilized every item that has been used to prepare leavened dishes.  Anything that has come into contact with yeast or leaven has to be sterilized and cleaned. For our Natural born (believers in Yeshua are grafted in) Jewish brothers and sisters this is a very busy and active time. They are working diligently to prepare.  What a picture of repentance.

Recently I saw a cartoon that had a depiction of two guys talking. One was asking the question, the other answered him. The first guy ask, “how do you make holy water?” The second guy answered, ” You boil the hell out of it.” Funny? yes, but that is what being purged by the blood of The Lamb of God has done for us who believe. We have been saved from hell and a life apart from God. We have been redeemed out of sin.

God has given us His only begotten Son, Jesus. Jesus, The only Begotten of God has willing laid down His life and drank the cup of redemption. Now we must cleanse our house of anything that has been defiled by sin. We must do the work that salvation has paid for. We now willingly purge out all sin, cleaning out even the corners and the dark places where sin might be hiding. We don’t toy with wrong thinking or play with sin.  Those who are truly born again know that we are required to separate ourselves from sin. We no longer believe we can just wink at a little sin or justify our actions.

The women examined and searched even the cracks and crevices to be certain that no leaven was hiding.

Isn’t it amazing how closely their rituals speak to us spiritually?

As we prepare for Resurrection Sunday I pray we have a repentant posture. Join me as we intercede for our loved ones, and others who are lost, somewhere between the borrowed tomb and the realization of the Resurrection. Those were very dark days but early Sunday morning……………..

 

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord make His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

 

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Boo Haman

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Bride of Christ Arise. They shall mount up with wings of eagles………………………..

Boo Haman

Before the King and His throne,
Haman’s plot has been made known.
Haman is not good or wanted here,
he is an enemy who’s end is near.

But God has raised up such a One,
The bride of His only begotten Son.
His Scepter extended on Golgotha’s Hill,
The Cross of Christ it is for real.

He knew how
To get His people to pray,
By fasting and prayer
Did open the way!

Haman’s plan
Failed for sure,
Because God is there
even seemingly obscure.

God didn’t let
The wicked win,
For such a time as this
Bride of Christ, rise in Him!

 

Poem written by laurette laster © 2018 Purim

Purim begins tonight at sundown, and our Jewish friends will be celebrating their deliverance from the plot and plans of Haman. The reading the book of Esther, twice daily is the custom during this celebration. I believe we should remember Mordecai’s words to Queen Esther. When the Jewish people (her people) were being threatened and in danger of being destroyed and wiped out while in Ancient Persia, I am reminded of the very things that are happening right now in our land, in the United States of America. Can you see the comparisons? Anti Semitism is now funded by our tax dollars as we pay salaries for congress and house representatives who are very anti Semitic and do not support nor uphold our very own constitution, How can you be employed by a Country that you do not defend their constitution? We the people of the United States, what has gone wrong? Abortion and murder of the innocent being called rights, the second amendment being threatened, standing with Christian beliefs is called hate speech. Have we been negligent on our watch? I believe without a doubt the answer is a resounding Yes.

In two thousand sixteen The Lord spoke to me and said to me, “The Church is Esther”. I was like of course it is. Those plotting to take God out of our schools and universities cannot truly block God’s power. They can only close the door on His presence. We as believers in Jesus Christ, pure blood bought believers, we are the power carriers. But are we using this power and the grant or rite of passage given to us?

I saw and I knew that the scepter the king held out to Esther is a beautiful picture of the Cross of Jesus held out that welcomed us into the kingdom and is offered still to others during this dispensation. We are in the ‘church age’ or the dispensation of God’s great grace. Think about it.

We are the bride of Christ, The Church of the Firstborn. We are not a beaten down battered wife. We are the bride of Christ Church, and we need to yield our rights as the bride. Who knows Church “but that we have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.”

We (The Church) have been called by The True God, who reconciled us (believers) through The Cross of Christ “for such a time as this.”

During a very supernatural time of prayers and illumination I knew The Lord was saying He isn’t judging the world, it is already judged. We as His bride and representative in the earth will be held accountable for allowing these things to happen. That’s pretty heavy, right? We have a responsibility to occupy until He comes.

How could we be so ignorant? This morning I thought of the wheat and tares. The scripture that came to mind was, “but while they slept.” (Matthew 13:5 Matthew 13:36-43) Church we must be fully awake and aware of the conditions of our country. We are fast losing ground as we nothing about this and those yet to be saved; their blood is on our hands.

 

In the book of Esther God is obscure and never mentioned by Name, but through the faithfulness of the kings bride, God’s chosen people were spared. The diabolical plot of Haman, who by the way was a descendant of Amalek from the Amalekites, was unveiled and came back on his own head and his family.

Esther 4:14 JUB
For if thou art silent at this time, then enlargement and deliverance shall arise to the Jews from another place, but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed; and who knows whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Psalm 23:4 GNB
Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, LORD, for you are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift His countenance upon you, and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

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Slow Your Roll – Those Who Wait Upon The LORD

Slow Your Roll

(Those who wait upon The Lord)

Slow Your Roll

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 All powerful God and Lord

Have your way within this soul

It is for You I live and breathe

Yes Sir I will slow my roll

 

 When The Lord begins to move

In and on a doubters heart

Many a scoffer has been changed

And given a brand new start

 

 

 With words like do you believe

Believe in what they may say

Believing is beginner’s faith

Has changed many a dark day

 

 

 Just look up and you will see

The sun the moon the stars

And realize what never changes

Is out of mans reach and seems so far

 

 

Far away yet clearly visible

Causing us to look creating this hunger

Who on earth created the cosmos

And You just know

couldn’t have been a Big Bang blunder

 

 

 Like your breath and beating hearts

These oft overlooked life giving elements

In unison without our agreement

Tucked away in His care, the relevant

 

 

 

 

No we do not choose Him

He looked and began to move

Upon the hearts He created

Beating to His wonderful groove

 

 

All powerful God and Lord

Have your way within this soul

It is for You I live and breathe

Yes Sir I will slow my roll

 

 

 © laurette laster March 2019

 

 

 Isaiah 40:31

But those that wait upon The Lord

Shall renew their strength;

They shall mount up with wings like eagles,

They shall run and not be weary,

They shall walk and not faint.

 

 

John 15:16 Weymouth New Testament

It is not you who chose me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful and that your fruit might remain; so that whatever petition you present to the Father in my name He may give you.

 

 This morning after writing this poem, I couldn’t help but think about new terminology and phrases. When The Lord gave me the last line, I realized God is always reaching out to each of us. And I know that The Lord Jesus Christ is cool, cooler than we can know. He is Holy and He is cool.

We know that we will be without excuse when we stand before Him, so therefore, He is reaching out to us, if we slow our roll. I had to go see exactly the meaning of the phrase, ‘slow your roll’. I trust God but I wasn’t exactly sure about ‘Slow Your Roll’ and the meaning. I felt sure I understood but also I have learned to search it out.

When we don’t know or understand ourselves we have a tendency to think or believe, God, doesn’t or wouldn’t understand us at all. He created us how could He not understand us.

The truth is His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. Thank goodness for that. He is Holy and calls us to come out from among the world and the ways of the world.

 Isaiah 55:8 The Lord tells us through His prophet Isaiah; “for My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says The a Lord.

 

 

When writing this poem the last stanza and line just flowed. When God begins to move upon your heart He will speak your language. Jesus will speak our language to engage us but He expects us to hunger for His ways and to learn what pleases Him.

 

The truth is, you may not understand or be aware of exactly how Cool God is.

 

Like Greg shared, there ain’t no high like The Most High!

 

God is cool enough to create you, right?

So with that being said I’d like to leave you with this thought;

Have you not known?

Have you not heard?

The Everlasting God, The LORD,

The Creator of the ends of the earth,

Neither faints nor is weary.

His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 49:28

 

I challenge you to go read the rest of it.

 

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you Shalom

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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Have You Any Evidence

Have You Evidence of His Great Exchange

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I have a question I want to ask

May we be upfront and personal

If I could I’d like to know

Have you felt His Hand so merciful

 

 

Can you say you’re being changed

Has your heart been thoroughly purged

Do you understand what I mean

If I say completely submerged

 

(Oh Victory in Jesus, my Savior forever, He bought me and sought me with His redeeming blood. He loved me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him, He plunged me to victory beneath the cleansing flood)

 

I have a question I must ask

Is your heart being made new

Have you had a life changing encounter

Do you feel like a brand new you

 

Not another day with different clothes

I am talking now about a burning deep within

Where you sing that old time favorite

I was glad when they said to me come in

 

(Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling oh sinner come home.)

 

I was glad when they said unto me

Let us go into The House of The Lord

You know that old time chorus

Into His house with one accord

 

I must ask are we being changed

Or have we forgotten about His mercy

Have we lost our hunger and zeal

So full of the world no longer thirsty

 

(Living water flowing through, God we thirst for more of You, fill our hearts with one desire)

 

I have a question burning in me

I must asked are we being changed

Because if we are simply playing church

This is Blasphemy, taking Jesus name in vain

 

(Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe, sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow)

 

I have a question I want to ask

Can we say we have really been changed

Have you given this any thought

I must ask, have you evidence of His Great Exchange

 

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In light of so much controversy surrounding sin, yes sin and “The Church” or a group of some people who hang out and say this is church, I cannot but help feel somewhat ashamed.

Have we any evidence?

Where is the burning desire to be purified from the life of sin? Where is the hunger and the thirst, for Living Water? Have we shown or shared the evidence we have? Or have we like many others decided we don’t want to make sinners uncomfortable, thereby just pacifying them with lukewarm words?

The church is not supposed to be a comfortable lounge atmosphere as we watch the deceived being lured in by Satan while on their way to hell. The church isn’t a coffee break while awaiting a verdict. The ekklesia, the body of true believers, have been called out, and given a ministry and a job to do. As blood bought believers, we are given the ministry of reconciliation. We have been reconciled to God, through His Son, Jesus Christ, and we are called and have a calling. We are called and co-missioned, joint heirs with Christ, commissioned into the work of Jesus Christ, to snatch others out of the fire, hold back those who are going to the slaughter. It is true this isn’t palatable today, but hey, who are we living for? Better yet how did we become alive? Not by buying the lie that sin is ok.

Thank God for Altar calls.

I knew what I was doing wrong. I knew I needed help. I wanted to get into church and get The Spirit of God in me, and come out of sin. Thank God for alter calls that said if you need to be right with God you need to come to the front. Thank God for someone saying, may I pray for you. Thank God for the reading of the word that gave me hope with conviction. Thank God for those willing to confront my wrong behavior and correct my sin. Thank God for the day when it wasn’t, everyone just repeat after me and say this prayer and never making it official.

I pray for Holy Ghost power in the pulpit. I am calling for the revival of our souls. A revival that will get us up out of our pews and that brings and calls others along with us to the altar. Getting us up and going to the altar, why, because we refuse a lukewarm watered down feel good gospel.

We need help, we need hope, and we need The Power of Salvation through the work of Jesus Christ and the baptism of fire to fill our Churches. And that my friends is ekkelsia

The word for Church is ekklesia a noun, Greek word # 1577 in Strong’s Concordance,  ekklesia or Ecclesia and has the meaning of the ones called out. The definition is, an assembly, a (religious) congregation, The Church or the whole body of believers. Who do we believe in? Jesus Christ. What do we believe about Jesus Christ and His work on the Cross? That He died for our sins and we can receive the gift of salvation by believing in His death, burial and resurrection.

If others can come into the house of God and be comfortable with sin or engage in sin while in the house, we have something other than the Power of God in our midst.
We have become powerless and are disconnected from God.

As a believer in Jesus Christ we are the temple of The Holy Spirit and we house the Spirit of The Living God within us.

Have You Any Evidence?

How can we be like others? How can we blend in? The answer is simple; we cannot! It is impossible to look like the world and be a Christian.

Anybody can say they believe or call themselves believers, without understanding that in order to believe in Jesus Christ, there must have been a work of repentance. In order to believe in Jesus Christ we must have a change of mind, a metanoia, and then we desire to cast off dead works and sin, and to repent of our sins. It is impossible to believe without repentance.

So my friends Have We Any Evidence?

In order to call your gathering a church, it is widely accepted that you are attending a body of believers; people who believe in the work of Jesus Christ. As believers, we are evidenced by change, and known as those who are denouncing sin, not engaging in sin but are called out of sin. Jesus has quickened us and made us alive to Him.

You He hath quickened, You were once dead because of your failures and sins, stupidity, trespasses, offenses, disobedience, in which you used to walk when you conformed to the ways of the world and of the rule of the power of the air, the spirit who is now at work in the people of disobedience.

So do you go to church? Do you know what church is? If you love your sin and plan on staying in sin, you are dead in your sins and trespasses. You are without hope if you deny the gift of God’s great mercy through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who died that you and I can be pardoned. Jesus didn’t come for the righteous but for me and you, the sinners who were without hope. But Jesus didn’t die that agonizing death so that we could be pardoned to live in sin, He ransomed us out of sin. No one in their right mind would want to lie in filth and feces.

If this is you, your heart has been hardened and you need to ask God to bring you to repentance. If you have been taught to justify your sin, you need to ask for God to give you a new heart of truth. If you are confused and have bought the lie, then repent and go to a Church where you can learn truth.

A true believer is one who is called out, to come out of the lifestyle of sin and serve The Living God. None of us will ever be perfect, but we do not love our sin or desire to remain in our sinful disbelief. We have received the work of Jesus Christ being made our sacrifice and do not again want to trample underfoot the blood of Christ.

And we as true believers have a calling to help reconcile you to the Cross of Christ and to come out of your sin.

If this sounds like hate to you, you have bought the lie. A loving Father hates what is destroying His children. The purest form of love is discipline, not punishment but discipline.

What agreement can exist between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God and they will be My people.” Come out from among them and be ye separate and I will receive you unto Myself, and I will be a Father to you, and you will be My sons and daughters, say the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:16-18

Amen, will you be the Church?

Have You Any Evidence?

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.The Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

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A Heart on Loan

from The My Forever Valentine Series ©

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This heart that lies upon my chest

Once belonged to my mother

I am reminded often and reminisce

How she loved me when could no other

 

A mother’s love is called to be

The picture of safety and security

We however now miss the mark

Leaving the sacred place of purity

 

A mother’s love is like no other

Phrases Hallmark cards still dare to pen

But now are they simple words lacking

Overflowing in overstocked bins

 

What has happened to our hearts

Now worn and used as weapons

Weren’t they designed to love

To teach us and give us lessons

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Titus describes we are to teach

So Godly love much be taught

Have we rewritten ‘Bible Truth’

To say what we think it ought?

 

Are we unwilling to speak the truth

Worrying about hurting someone’s feelings

Do we limit ‘The Word’ to have power

No matter if it seems unappealing

 

The Word is not food for the flesh

It is training for my soul

My mind, and will, and emotions

To guide me as I go

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I need the truth of the Cross of Christ

To discipline and feed my spirit

Nurturing and pampering the carnal nature

Is like shopping at racks marked clearance

 

Think again about your heart

And listen for just a minute

Hidden within those four chambers ‘The Word’

Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are written in it.

 

This heart that beats inside my chest

Once belonged to my Father

It is given to me only on loan

To reveal I am His. A son or daughter

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He placed this heart inside my chest

Connected to His love and guidance

So please if you’re going to feed me

Do not keep ‘The Word’ obscured with silence

 

So Speak ‘The Word’ I hunger, feed me truth

Selfish desires must leave so I can grow

Jesus is ‘The Word’ made flesh

He loves me for the bible tells me so

 

 

I want to deny myself and my carnal nature

Feed only on ‘The Word’ God’s power

I will not stomach a watered down gospel

That leaves tHIS Body weak in our final hour!

 

Copyright © laurette laster 2019 all rights reserved

In today’s society we are hearing so many teachings, or sermons, that do not teach what the bible says. I hear a spin put on a truth of God that makes it powerless, especially to a hungry heart. I am so hungry for an encounter with The True, All Powerful Creator of heaven and earth. I want an encounter with The Creator of mankind. I want to know Him more.

 

In our hearts we know, and can see, with evidence, whether we are growing or simply surviving. For many years I survived by shear grit and tenacity, with no knowledge of God’s pure love, through the Cross of Jesus Christ. Not understanding that Jesus came to seek and to save the lost, sinners (low life sinners), not the righteous. He was searching for and looking for sinners, and that was me. I was lost and without hope. It was the grace of God that led me to repent. His goodness when I knew I didn’t deserve it, now that is grace.  I was afraid to confess my sins. But He met me right where I was. In that encounter, at that moment,  I knew, that He knew. Then I started feeling safe with Jesus, who already knew how low I could go, yet still wanted a relationship with me. Those with a repentant heart will see God.

2 Timothy 4:2-4 the apostle Paul is preparing Timothy to preach, he explains what the word of God is to do. Correction does not always feel good, but it is necessary. Have you had your heart convicted recently?  Not condemned, but convicted. If you answered yes, that is good and will lead to a more excellent outcome in your affairs. That simply means that Holy Spirit is living inside of you and showing you the correct path of life.

 

2) Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction.

3) For the time will come when men will not tolerate sound doctrine, but with itching ears they will gather around themselves teachers to suit their own desires.

4) So they will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.…

 

The word should teach, reprove, rebuke, and encourage. What a powerful truth. Listen to that beacon in your heart, the one that cries out Abba Father, He is calling for you.

 

That loneliness you’re feeling in your heart may well be the cry of your heart, for The Father. My heart is screaming I am thirsty for living water. The Living Water from the eternal springs of life, from the well of my salvation.

That just may be your heart’s desire also, and you are being summoned from The Father. I know I am.

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. May His countenance rise upon you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I read that a good blog should have a thousand words or less to keep it palatable. In our busier than ever world, a long read is said to discourage or turn people away. It is easy to become overwhelmed when faced with one more to do thing, on our already long list of things to do.

God inspired men and women in the bible and their lives became alive, living epistles to quote Peter. Each one of God’s chosen vessels told their story by believing God and becoming obedient to His commands and then walking these out.

Their stories include and describe their faith in the face of fear, their perseverance through adversity, their endurance through trials, but most of all their devoted love for God and His promised Messiah that was bringing salvation and deliverance to Israel and to God’s people.

God inspired the bible and holy men of God penned the words detailing; where He had been, where He was, and where He was going. Isn’t it wonderful that these words continue to inspire us daily? The word of God is indeed alive and powerful. His Word empowers believers, walking us right into Salvation arms, sets us apart through obedience, into sanctification, and then showing us that as doers of His Word we have been liberated. His word becomes precious like gold and is spiritually discerned. Through Salvation and Sanctification, and Liberation, we become spiritually alive and are set free by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Our sins are not counted against us, our sins are forgiven. God promises to not remember us as sinners but sees us as His children and heirs, heirs of the promise.  We are no longer bound, nor entangled, with the cares of the world. Of course we have responsibility to the world because as Jesus teaches us through teaching His disciples, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. So as it is in heaven so shall it be on earth, right? Yes!

Now as His body, we are to govern from a seat of authority; we are not fighting for authority. We are seated in heavenly places, far above all principalities. We are seated with Christ Jesus, let that sink in. Ephesians 2:1-10

In the Hebrew language each letter tells a story. So our early patriarchs were in essence telling a story with each word they wrote.

If you haven’t begun reading your bible, as a love story of redemption through Christ finished work on the Cross, His death burial and resurrection, I challenge you to pick up your bible and ask God to speak to you through His word. You don’t have to read an entire book in one setting, which would overwhelm you if you are just beginning. Just begin reading and trust His Precious Holy Spirit to speak to you. I promise if you make the choice, God will make His word come alive in you.

 

 

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.” Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21NKJV)

 

“THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THEM A FTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: I WILL IMPRINT M Y LAWS UPON THEIR HEART, A ND ON THEIR MIND I WILL INSCRIBE THEM [producing an inward change],” He then says, “A ND THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS ACTS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE [no longer holding their sins against them].”

(HEBREWS 10:16-17 AMP)

God bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you and give you Shalom.

Until next time, thank you for listening with me. Laurette

 

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