Come Lord Jesus

After the rebellious nations are destroyed, the glorious kingdom

of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, is introduced.

Features of that period include increased fertility of the land & the

personal presence of the Lord in glory & excellence.

There will be mutual encouragement among the saints.

Every type of disability will be removed & great rejoicing will celebrate

the transformation of the desert into well-irrigated fields.

The hundreds of miles of desert route from exile back to Jerusalem will become

a “Highway of Holiness,” exclusive to God’s believers

The return of Israel from worldwide dispersion prepictures

the joy & gladness that will accompany the translation of believers

to the Father’s house when Jesus comes again.

A. J. Gordon’s adapted this verse for a hymns:

I shall see the King in His beauty,

In the land that is far away,

When the shadows at length have lifted,

And the darkness has turned to day.

I shall see Him in the glory,

The Lamb that once was slain;

How I’ll then resound the story

With all the ransomed train!

Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah!

To the Lamb that once was slain;

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

Even so come Lord Jesus

Even so come!!!

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Wheelchair Horticulture

Our plants are signed up for the witness protection program

So we keep them on the move for shelter & safeguarding

By pushing them toward the boundaries they’re wheelchair accessible

It also releases Jill Stephens Midkiff to get her horticulture juices flowing

Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah
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Great Jehoshaphat

Jill is jumping out of her hide.

She has a nail appointment tomorrow

And a hair appointment next week!!!

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Unqualified but qualified

“Don’t imagine you’ve been selected to go to Perelandra

because you’re anyone in particular.

One never can see, or not till long afterwards,

why any one was selected for a certain purpose.

And when one does,

it is usually some reason that leaves no room for vanity.

Certainly, it is never for what we would have regarded as our chief qualifications.” –

C.S. Lewis.

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I know a place

Che Guevara shooting women after his gang of thugs took turns raping them.

Che is now proudly modeled on t-shirts

But I Know a Place . . .

I know a place where justice & righteousness is always present:

Righteousness & justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Lovingkindness & truth go before You.

Psalm 89:14

I know a place where mercy & grace are available in our time of need:

Therefore let us draw draw near with confidence to the throne of grace,
so that we may receive mercy & find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 4:16

I know a place where all people are welcome to fulfill their created purpose:

All nations whom You have made shall come & worship before You,

O Lord & they shall glorify Your name.

Psalm 86:9

I know a place where my rebellion can be forgiven:

For You, Lord, are good & ready to forgive & abundant

in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

Psalm 86:5

I know a place where my cries of affliction are heard:

Incline Your ear, O Lord & answer me; for I am afflicted & needy.

Psalm 86:1

I know a place that will give me happiness in the midst of all the difficulty:

How blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. Selah.

Psalm 84:4.

I know a place where we can find peace:

Lovingkindness & truth have met together;

righteousness & peace have kissed each other.

Psalm 85:10.

I know a place that provides light & shelter in the midst of darkness & danger:

For the Lord God is a sun & shield; the Lord gives grace & glory;

no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalm 84:11.

Wait . . .

This is not a place, this is a Person:

Come to Me, all who are weary & heavy-laden & I will give you rest.

Take My yoke upon you & learn from Me, for I am gentle & humble in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy & My burden is light

Matt 11:28–30

To all of us sinners: come to Christ.

To the hurting: come to Christ.

To the confused: come to Christ.

To the weary: come to Christ.

There is only one Person that can fix all of this.

He sits on the universal throne; He lives forever & ever; He is Jesus Christ.

Adapted from pakman

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The good in calamity

Calamities are God’s previews of what sin deserves

Calamity displays what will one day be received in judgment a thousand times worse.

They are warnings.

They are wake-up calls to see the moral horror

They are demonstrations of the spiritual ugliness of sin against God.

John Piper

These are emotional weeks.

Or maybe we can admit we’ve had an emotional life.

When we wake up at odd thoughts many times at night.

Maybe it’s physical pain that jars our rest.

Possibly it’s emotional pain.

Perhaps it’s stress of accumulating sorrows.

Can we shift our energies to how positive life is,

Is it feasible to adjust to how much joy everything brings as we‘re anticipating new challenges

How about the supernaturally protective experiences we actually have had & have

Actually we could have collapsed under a variety of happenings many times.

But we have new opportunities of hearing Our Lord’s special voice of uplifting

We have future prospects of claiming God’s incredible promises & asking for more of Him.

It’s a choice. We can be motivated even in the deepest negatives to gratitude;

Pain, bad news, sleeping less but asking for more & enjoying each result.

Knowing God is in control & that He’s in us, with us & all around us.

And He’s using everything for His glory. Not one thing is wasted. Not one thing…

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Feast on Jesus

My wayward children says the LORD,

come back to me & I will heal your wayward hearts

Jeremiah 3: 22

The sound of voices drifting out of the hills

the unhappy sound of crying,

Israel lamenting the wasted years, when they never gave God a thought

Come back, wandering children! I can heal your wandering!

O Lord Drench us in Your vast love

Flood us with Your love that passes knowledge

Swallow us in Your love that is impossible to measure

Initiate a change of heart in us

Instill desire for a closer relationship with You

Keep us from hating correction. We read that is stupid

Proverbs 12.1

Give us a love for correction

Make our faith grow

whoever listens to counsel is wise

Proverbs 12.15

Open our ears & heart to Your wise advice

Lord, however You deal with us

whatever You take from us,

whatever You deny us of

Don’t deny us of feasting on Your beauty Lord Jesus!

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