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>> The following "Thinking it Over" theme is on the beautiful and paramount topic of - "...The Table that is before the Lord" spoken of by Ezekiel the prophet and it's glory further expanded by David in the epic Psalm 23 and in particular, verse 5. Part three of this current theme is posted on site and further thoughts on the subject can be located in the "Latest updates" or the search engine.
* THINKING IT OVER. *
Psalm 92:5 (KJV)
"O LORD, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep."
>> The Glorious Table prepared by the LORD. <<
>> Continued <<
1-07-2016. Part 3.
Ezekiel 41:22 (KJV)
"The altar of wood was three cubits high, and the length thereof two cubits; and the corners thereof, and the length thereof, and the walls thereof, were of wood: and he said unto me, This is the table that is before the LORD."
The last phrase of Part 2 was ....... "You are the object of greatness unimaginable".
The first object that faced any man (whether Israelite or Gentile) who would venture into the mysterious "Tabernacle of the Congregation" was the 'Altar". No man could approach unto God without coming via 'the Altar'. None of the levitical order which did the service of the Tabernacle, Priest or high Priest who went into the 'Holiest of Holies' once every year to offer sacrifices and intercession for the sins of the people, could bypass the 'altar'. None were accepted to approach the 'Tent of Splender' or enter into the Lord's presence without coming via the 'altar'.
No one can come to God but by the Altar. Jesus said ... "no man cometh unto the Father but by me" [John 14:6.] Have you come to Jesus, aware that you cannot be received or accepted by our Loving Heavenly father unless you come by him? Wonderfully the promise of God is - ".... we are accepted in (Christ) the beloved" [Ephesians 1:6.] Jesus also said - "I am the door, if by me any man shall enter in, he shall be saved ...." [John 10:9.] Let me declare joyfully again, Christ is this Altar,this Table "that is before the Lord". When you come to this Altar you are baptised into Christ who was the sacrifice upon "the Altar of The Lord" [Deut. 12:27.] for the sins of the whole World! Hallelujah, What a great Altar, Door and Table that is furnished and affords such greatness to all believers in Jesus.
This Altar Table Furnishes:-
Once and for all atonement for sin.
Born again a child of God.
Heir of God and joint heir with Christ.
The Redemption of the body.
The Blessing of the Lord that makes rich.
And much, much, more ETERNALLY!
"We shall be like him for we shall see him as he IS" [1 John 3:1-3.]
And as we know him more >>>> "Joy unspeakable and full of Glory"!
This Joy unspeakable is what Peter experienced and is available for you IN SPITE OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES! [1 Peter 1:8.]
To be Continued .....
The Lord BLESS. He does the VERY BEST!
From wife:- (No tampering by husband!)
Am I trying so hard not to offend this person or that person that I end up offending the Lord? Or, am I trying so hard to please everyone else, that I don't please the Lord? The Bible says "when a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him." [Proverbs 16:7.] When I rest from my striving, I go from being a 'try hard' to being "His workmanship." [Eph 2:10.] "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Then we are glad, we have joy and rejoicing because it's not my doing, but His.
Psalm 92:4-5. "For thou Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O Lord how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep."
From me:- (Husband)
Our hidden lack of faith and doubt of His care:
It seems that without even thinking the disciples in the storm and the boat [Mark 4:38.] sinking came to Jesus and said - "..... Master carest thou not that we perish?" How easily in severe circumstances we can lack the reality that God cares. Jesus said - "Why are you so fearful, how is it that you have no faith." David said in psalm 56 - "At what time I am afraid, I will trust in thee". John said - "Perfect love casts out fear" [John 4:18.]
Martha also accused Jesus of not caring, but Jesus said - she was "careful' and troubled about many things" and Mary had chosen that "good part." If we experience the comfort of God's Word, then we will be glad in his care, even when things get rough!
Peter learnt in a wonderful way the care and lovingkindness of the Lord and said - "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." [1 Peter 5:7.] and then said an extraordinary thing - "Be sober and viligent" because the Devil roars often upon us, the old trick that he pulled on Eve in the garden! The lie that God doesn't care, and is ready to withold great blessing. That stumped Eve and Adam's race plummeted into eternal despair at the grave!
Don't ever be stumped in your heart about the fact that Jesus cares, and like with Job, (who went through the unimaginable), be prepared for double the blessing you have ever experienced! Praise the Lord!
Jesus Loves You.
God bless from both of us.
We may not know much about the thrill of surfing the "tube" of a perfect wave but surfing the "tube of life" in the turbulent seas of today's world can be a hazardous experience to avoid being dumped and drowned in the swirling perilous waters of violence, narcissism and hurtful mockery.
In the dumping experiences on today's wild sea of life there exists a thrilling and Perfect wave "tube" that Christ has provided that has no surprising "dump of death" but rather an experience of great peace now and the exhilarating emergence at the end of His "tube" into Everlasting Life.
You may have (and what person hasn't) had some rough experiences in your 'tube of life' that has rolled in upon you and is hurtling you towards Eternity. And you may also often find yourself asking the Big Question ..... "What is Life all about? Really, what is the reality of it all?
The following (taken from a website promotion brochure) is a brief description of this website contents, which contains some of the many sided answers to life's Big Questions which are wonderfully provided by the great love of God and found in the Bible.
The site is arrayed in a 'static' and not a 'blog' format so that most of the site contents are in plain view, sectioned into menus.
There is no claim to fame or web site dazzle. The presentation is bright and enthusiastic about faith, hope and the love of God in Christ.
There are approximately 500 illustrated articles covering many topics of the Christian life, along with much for those who are seeking answers, those who are broken and troubled, those who are are anxious about life and death. Irrefutable realities for the atheist, skeptic, and agnostic; an answer to Richard Dawkins book "The God Delusion" called "The God delusion ...Delusion"
Links are provided to other websites of interest such as the astounding evidences of "intelligent design" in creation found at "Creation Research.net" website.
One very special menu is that of "Pilgrim's Progress" which has been broken up into 30 segments for ease of reading. These articles practically fill the "Most Popular" list. The journey of Pilgrim from the "City of destruction" to the "Celestial city" is nothing short of thrilling. Years ago when the world was more sensible about spiritual things Pilgrim's Progress was part of the school curriculum because of the sheer beautiful principles to build any nation upon. The good and unsavoury characters met along Pilgrim's way illustrate great lessons for humanity: Such characters as - Obstinate, Pliable, Evangelist, Mr. Worldly Wiseman, Good-will, Formalist and Hypocrisy, Faithful, Mr. Talkative, Lord Hate-good, Hopeful, and Giant despair. There are many others with much to guard one's life against to avoid serious pitfalls. The Pilgrim's Progress series is stacked with original wonderfully descriptive sketches providing extra enjoyment in following the journey.
The various "Menus" provide at a glance the site content in those articles listed under that menu heading; for example - "Tasty Menu for lost Sheep" is for those who don't know the way through life and death to eternity. 'Promise for You" is for those who are looking for any of the countless promises in the Word of God. The Menu "Emergency 000 Help when" is a list of noted encouragements and promise verses provided in the "Gideons Bible" found in Hospitals, Motels, Prisons, Schools and many other places. There is much more. Investigate the site and be lifted up! God bless.
"There is lifting up" [Job 22:29.]
James Rowe. 1866 - 1933.
Love Lifted Me.
1. I was sinking deep in sin,
Far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within,
Sinking to rise no more;
But the Master of the sea
Heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me,
Now safe am I.
Love lifted me!
Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help,
Love lifted me.
2. All my heart to Him I give,
Ever to Him I’ll cling,
In His blessed presence live,
Ever His praises sing.
Love so mighty and so true
Merits my soul’s best songs;
Faithful, loving service, too,
To Him belongs.
Love lifted me!
Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help,
Love lifted me.
Click here and glory in the singing of this beautiful hymn by the Gaither singers.
>> Further encouragment in video song clip:-
Click Here: David Phelps - "The End of the Beginning"
Click Here: The Heavens shall declare.
Click Here: Video song clip - "God on the Mountain".
Click Here: Michael W. Smith - I'll lead you home.
Click Here: Crystal Lewis - "My redeemer Lives".
Video song Clip: 4 Days late.
Beautiful song for all married couples in Jesus. Mickey and Becki moore with "Love song for number 2"
Click here: Glorious reality Video - "The Friend of a Wounded Heart".