VIDEO You Raise me Up So I Can Stand On Mountains

 

Trust in the LORD Jesus ( Yeshua ) with all Thine HEART and SOUL!!

You Raise me Up so I can Stand on Mountains;

( John 8:12 KJV ) “Then Spake Jesus-Yeshua again unto them, Saying, I AM the Light of the World: he that Followeth ME shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.”!!  Follow the LORD / KING / SAVIOUR Jesus-Yeshua Christ!!

You Raise Me Up ( with lyrics ) – Selah!!

You Raise me Up To walk on stormy seas; I am strong when I am on Your Shoulders;

You Raise me Up to be more than I can be!!

“You Raise Me Up”

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary,
When troubles come and my heart burdened be.
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until You Come and Sit awhile with me.

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You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on Your Shoulders
You raise me up.. to more than I can be.

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There is no life – no life without this hunger
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly
But when You Come and I am filled with Wonder
Sometimes, I think I glimpse Eternity

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
And I am strong, when I am on Your Shoulders
You raise me up.. to more than I can be
You raise me up.. to more than I can be!!

( Romans 8:28 KJV ) “And we know that all things work together for Good to them that Love GOD, to them who are the Called According to HIS Purpose.”!!

( Revelation 22:20 KJV ) “He which Testifieth these things saith, Surely I Come quickly. Amen. Even so, Come, LORD Jesus-Yeshua.”!!

( Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV ) “Trust in the LORD ( ADONAI ) with all thine Heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways Acknowledge HIM, and HE shall direct thy Paths.”!! TRUST in the LORD Jesus-Yeshua Christ with All Thine HEART and SOUL!!

There is  Only ONE TRUE GOD ( YAHWEH-JEHOVAH ) the FATHER who art in Heaven, ONE SON ( Yeshua-Jesus Christ ), and ONE HOLY GHOST – They’re All THREE in ONE!!
United We STAND with Israel-Yisrael / Christian Nation United States of America, and our Christian Earth, Divided We FALL!! I am Pro-Israel / Pro-USA / Pro-Life!!

( I Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV ) “Rejoice Evermore. Pray Without Ceasing. In Every thing Give Thanks: for This is the WILL of GOD in Christ Jesus-Yeshua concerning you.”!!
( John 14:6 KJV ) “Jesus-Yeshua Saith unto him, I AM the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE: no man ( or anyone ) Cometh unto the Father, but by ME.”!!

( Revelation 19:16 KJV ) “And HE hath on HIS Vesture and on HIS thigh a Name Written, KING OF kings, AND LORD OF lords.”!! Jesus-Yeshua Christ IS KING of kings and LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA-Hallelujah and Maranatha!!

Jesus ( Yeshua ) Christ  IS KING of kings and LORD of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA, HE is the FIRST and the LAST, HE is the BEGINNING and END, HE is PRESIDENT of presidents, HE is our MESSIAH / SAVIOUR!! Glory Glory Hallelujah, Maranatha, and He Loves h2 You All, Amen–Amein!!pfiusajsLoveKristiAnn

You Raise me Up!!

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For Jesus, With Jesus – The Brave Friendship of God

Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered. Hebrews 5:8

In the classic board game Monopoly®, one of the most coveted cards to draw is the orange “Get Out of Jail Free” card. Every player eventually winds up in jail—you land on the policeman in the corner or you draw the “Go Directly to Jail” card. But if you have the “Get Out of Jail Free” card … no problem! You can go to jail and get out of jail in the same turn!

That’s fun because it’s a game. Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. Sometimes we end up in the jail of suffering, calamity, sickness, trouble, or pain—and there is no orange card to set us free. New Christians sometimes think following Jesus means no more troubles. Then they learn that Jesus suffered during all three years of His earthly ministry. And His disciples, later as apostles, suffered as well, even as they walked in God’s will. Here’s what we must remember: Suffering for Jesus is to suffer with Jesus. He promised to be with us until the end (Matthew 28:20), never leaving or forsaking us (Hebrews 13:5).

Following Jesus, whether through blessings or burdens, has the same result: being conformed to His image (Romans 8:28-29).

There is a certain kind of maturity that can be attained only through the discipline of suffering.  D. A. Carson


The Brave Friendship of God

Oh, the bravery of God in trusting us! Do you say, “But He has been unwise to choose me, because there is nothing good in me and I have no value”? That is exactly why He chose you. As long as you think that you are of value to Him He cannot choose you, because you have purposes of your own to serve. But if you will allow Him to take you to the end of your own self-sufficiency, then He can choose you to go with Him “to Jerusalem” (Luke 18:31). And that will mean the fulfillment of purposes which He does not discuss with you.

We tend to say that because a person has natural ability, he will make a good Christian. It is not a matter of our equipment, but a matter of our poverty; not of what we bring with us, but of what God puts into us; not a matter of natural virtues, of strength of character, of knowledge, or of experience— all of that is of no avail in this concern. The only thing of value is being taken into the compelling purpose of God and being made His friends (see 1 Corinthians 1:26-31). God’s friendship is with people who know their poverty. He can accomplish nothing with the person who thinks that he is of use to God. As Christians we are not here for our own purpose at all— we are here for the purpose of God, and the two are not the same. We do not know what God’s compelling purpose is, but whatever happens, we must maintain our relationship with Him. We must never allow anything to damage our relationship with God, but if something does damage it, we must take the time to make it right again. The most important aspect of Christianity is not the work we do, but the relationship we maintain and the surrounding influence and qualities produced by that relationship. That is all God asks us to give our attention to, and it is the one thing that is continually under attack.

WISDOM FROM OSWALD CHAMBERS

Awe is the condition of a man’s spirit realizing Who God is and what He has done for him personally. Our Lord emphasizes the attitude of a child; no attitude can express such solemn awe and familiarity as that of a child.  Not Knowing Whither, 882 L

Made for Praise

Psalm 100:1-5

Think about the husband who doesn’t communicate with his wife unless he wants her to do something for him. If the only time he interacts with her is when he has a need, then the wife is not being loved; she’s being used.

But don’t we often treat God the same way? We lift prayer request after prayer request and yet fail to give Him admiration and praise. How frequently do we attempt to use the Lord to fulfill our selfish desires?

1 Peter 2:9 says God’s people should “proclaim [His] excellencies.” Our concerns are of great importance to Him, but He also wants us to come to Him with a worshipful heart, not an attitude of self-centeredness.

You may ask, “What’s the point of praise?” When you begin to extol the Lord, your focus shifts to Him. Then you’ll begin to recall the ways in which He has impacted your life. As Psalm 105:5 says, “Remember His wonders which He has done.”
Praising the heavenly Father is one of the principal themes found throughout Scripture. We’re told to do so joyfully (Psalm 100:1), all thoughout the day (Psalm 113:3), and in the presence of others (Psalm 108:3; Psalm 111:1). The Lord truly created us to praise Him.

Take some time today to reflect on the Lord’s mighty work of salvation in your life. Instead of coming with a list of requests, simply praise the Father for His faithfulness and righteousness. When your heart is full of praise, worries will dissipate, and you’ll trust God to provide for your needs in His own timing.

The Watchman Held Accountable

“Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: . . . When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning . . . the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” (Ezekiel 3:17-18)

Our text comprises part of Ezekiel’s commission as prophet to Judah. His function was compared to a watchman on the city walls whose duty was to warn the city of impending danger. Ezekiel was to warn the apostate people of Jerusalem of the coming invasion by the Babylonians under Nebuchadnezzar. God warned Ezekiel that if he refused to pass on whatever messages he received from God, he himself would be held accountable.

On the other hand, Ezekiel was not accountable for the response of the hearer. “Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness . . . he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul” (v. 19). He would also be requested to give similar injunctions and warnings to righteous men who had fallen into sin, but again he was not held accountable for their response (vv. 20-21).

A corresponding teaching is found in the New Testament. “Obey them that have rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account” (Hebrews 13:17). Church leaders, we are told, will give an account before the Lord someday as to how those in their flock have fared. They will not be accountable for the response of others but are required to see to it that each person in their care clearly and lovingly understands the truth and the consequences of disobedience. This is a heavy responsibility!

Let each of us respond properly to the truth as presented by our church leaders, that they may minister with joy and not with grief. JDM

“Whom He did predestinate, them He also called.”

1 Samuel 3:1-18

1 Samuel 3:1

Samuel is said by Josephus to have been about twelve years of age at this time, and so was like our blessed Lord, who at that age said, “Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business.” How charming a sight is a young child serving the Lord.

The sin of the priests and people had made prophetic visions to be very rare.

1 Samuel 3:2-4

God calls his servants when he pleases, and it is well for them to be able to reply, “Here am I.” Whether it be for duty or suffering, the true child of God says, “Here am I.”

1 Samuel 3:7

He did not know the Lord in a prophetical manner, or with the clearness which he afterwards received, but doubtless he was already a godly child.

1 Samuel 3:8

How lovely was the conduct of Samuel, so simple, so obedient. O that all children were so.

1 Samuel 3:10

When God speaks to us, a hearing ear is a great mercy; but a heavy ear is a sad judgment.

1 Samuel 3:11-14

Their day of grace was over, and their doom was sealed. What a warning to those who trifle with holy things, and turn the grace of God into licentiousness as these men did.

1 Samuel 3:15

He was not puffed up by having seen a vision, but went about his daily work, even as our Lord returned from Jerusalem with Mary and Joseph, and was subject to them. Holy children are always humble.

1 Samuel 3:17

Eli had a wounded conscience, which made him fear something terrible even when the Lord spake.

1 Samuel 3:18

A heavy task for a boy, but grace made him do his duty.

Eli was wrong with his sons, but he was right with God. We must admire the aged man’s holy submission, and imitate it.

 

‘Twill save us from a thousand snares,

To mind religion young;

Grace will preserve our following years,

And make our virtues strong.

 

Let the sweet work of prayer and praise,

Employ our youngest breath;

Thus we’re prepared for longer days,

Or fit for early death.

 

The Helmet of Salvation

Ephesians 6:17

How would like you to have supernatural protection wrapped so tightly around your head that it would safeguard your mind from every mental assault of the devil? Well, you may not realize it, but if you are a child of God, you have already been given this kind of safeguard to protect you from the enemy’s attacks against your mind. In Ephesians 6:17, Paul writes, “And take the helmet of salvation….”

In this final chapter of Ephesians, Paul deals extensively with the subject of spiritual armor. By the time we come to verse 17, he has already talked about the loin belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of peace, and the shield of faith. Now Paul speaks to us about the helmet of salvation, using the illustration of a Roman soldier’s helmet to make his point. Let’s see what we can know about the helmet of a Roman soldier.

The word “helmet” in Greek is taken from the Greek word perkephalaia, and it is a compound of the words peri and kephale. The word peri means around, and the word kephale is the Greek word for the head. When you compound these two words into one, you discover that the word perkephalia denotes a piece of armor that fits very tightly around the head.

The Roman soldier’s helmet was a fascinating and flamboyant piece of armor, very ornate and intricate. Highly decorated with all kinds of engravings and etchings, the helmet looked more like a beautiful piece of artwork than a simple piece of metal formed to fit the head of a soldier.

It was not uncommon for a Roman helmet to be decorated with depictions of pastoral farm scenes, complete with all kinds of animals. Frequently the entire helmet was fashioned to look like an animal, such as an elephant or a horse. Some of the helmets had intricate engravings and etchings depicting fruit.

Furthermore, as if these fabulous engravings and etchings were not enough, a huge plume of brightly colored feathers or horse hair stood straight up from the top of the helmet. If the helmet was designed to be used in a public ceremony or parade, this brightly colored plume could be very long—long enough to hang all the way down the soldier’s back!

The helmet was made of bronze and was equipped with pieces of armor that were specifically designed to protect the cheeks and jaws. It was extremely heavy; therefore, the interior of the helmet was lined with sponge in order to soften its weight on the soldier’s head. This piece of armor was so strong, so massive, and so heavy that nothing could pierce it—not even a hammer or a battle-ax.

It would be very hard to walk past one of these soldiers without taking note of him. It would be hard not to notice a man who had a piece of sculpture on his head or who wore a helmet with a brightly colored plume standing straight up on top of it! Yes, these helmets made the Roman soldier noticeable!

Why would the Holy Spirit compare a piece of weaponry like this to salvation? Because your salvation is the most gorgeous, most intricate, most elaborate, most ornate gift God ever gave to you!

Paul calls this marvelous gift “the helmet of salvation.” He likened salvation to these flamboyant helmets that were worn on the head where everyone would notice. By using this example, Paul is telling us something very important. When a person is confident of his salvation—and when he walks confidently in the powerful reality of all that salvation means for him—he is a noticeable individual!

But why did a Roman soldier need a helmet that was so tightly wrapped about his head, as the Greek word perkephalaia implies? This kind of helmet was essential because the Roman soldier’s opponent carried a short-handled ax called a battle-ax—and when battle-axes were used, heads rolled!

If the Roman soldier didn’t have a helmet on when he went out to fight, he could be absolutely sure that he would lose his head. Thus, the Roman helmet was not merely a beautiful piece of weaponry but a defensive weapon designed to save a man’s head.

That’s exactly what salvation will do for you when you wear it like a helmet on your head! But if you don’t walk in all that your salvation entails, you may feel the brunt of the enemy’s battle-ax as he comes to attack your mind and steal your victory.

If your salvation is not worn tightly around your mind like a helmet, the enemy will come to chop the multiple blessings of your salvation right out of your theology. He will try to hack away at your foundation, telling you that healing, deliverance, preservation, and soundness of mind were not really a part of Jesus’ redemptive work on the Cross. By the time the enemy is finished with your mind, the only blessing he will leave you with is Heaven!

Many believers try to do the work of God without making it a personal goal to walk in the full knowledge of their salvation, and they are spiritually slaughtered as a result. By exposing their unprotected minds to the devil’s insinuations, they place themselves in a position to be severely attacked and possibly deceived.

Facing the adversary without your “helmet of salvation” is foolish! You must have this helmet if you are going to be useful and successful in the Kingdom of God!

You see, the devil knows that if he can seize your mind and fill it with lies, he can then begin to operate from this lofty position in your life. He can try to manipulate your emotions, send signals of sickness and disease into your body, and so on. To protect you from such attacks is the very reason God has given you the “helmet of salvation.”

The fact that Paul likens our salvation to a helmet means that we must know all that our salvation includes inside and out. We must spend time studying what the Bible has to say about healing, about our deliverance from evil powers, about God’s desire to bless and prosper us, and about the benefits of our redemption in our everyday lives.

Our intellectual comprehension of all that salvation encompasses must be ingrained in our minds. When our minds are convinced of these realities—in other words, when our minds are trained and taught to think correctly in terms of our salvation—that solid knowledge becomes a helmet in our lives!

At that point, it doesn’t matter how hard the devil tries to hack away at our spiritual foundation; we know beyond a shadow of doubt what Jesus’ death and resurrection purchased for us. This knowledge has become a part of us, preventing the enemy from attacking our minds as he did in the past. That’s how the full knowledge of our salvation puts a helmet on our heads!

MY PRAYER FOR TODAY

Lord, I am so grateful for my salvation! It is the most wonderful gift You have ever given me. It changed my life and set me free; it brought healing to my body and deliverance to my mind. I want to wrap the knowledge of all that my salvation includes around my mind so tightly that the devil can never steal these benefits from my life. Holy Spirit, I ask You to help me study and to understand everything Jesus purchased for me at the Cross. Reveal it to me; convince me of its truth; and help me to wear that revelation knowledge on my head like a mighty, fortified, spiritual helmet!

I pray this in Jesus’ name!

MY CONFESSION FOR TODAY

I confess that I wear my salvation tightly around my mind like a helmet. When the enemy tries to attack my mind and to chop away at the benefits of my salvation, his attacks are completely ineffective! My mind is convinced of all that salvation means for me, and my mind is trained and taught to think correctly according to that knowledge. Therefore, the knowledge of my salvation becomes a helmet in my life. It doesn’t matter how hard the devil tries to hack away at my mind, I still stand strong because I know what Jesus’ death and resurrection purchased for me!

I declare this by faith in Jesus’ name!

QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER

  1. Do you wear the knowledge of your salvation tightly around your head like a mighty helmet to protect you against the mental assaults of the devil?
  2. Do you spend time studying what the Bible has to say about your healing, about your deliverance from evil powers, or about God’s desire to bless and prosper you? The only way you’ll know these truths is by studying them, so how much time do you spend learning about the consequences of your redemption in your everyday life?
  3. Are there any truths from God’s Word that you are certain the devil has already stolen from you? What has he taken from you that was once a major part of what you believed? Why don’t you start renewing your mind to that truth today so you can see its results restored to your life?

 

Vision – Faith – Courage

Aim at nothing and you are sure to hit it!” I understand from the “experts” that 90% of those who head companies routinely play catch-up ball as they respond to market conditions in reacting to the tyranny of the urgent.

 

By contrast, true leaders bring vision, faith and courage to coordinated effort. Today, what is needed are people with:

 

VISION to see what ought to be done:

 

Open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” (John 4:35b)

 

QUESTION: Do you have a God-given VISION as to what His mission is for you or your company? Or are you simply milling around, conducting business-as-usual, losing altitude and taking up space?

 

FAITH to believe it can be done:

 

If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, Be uprooted and planted in the sea, and it will obey you.” (Luke 17:6)

 

QUESTION: Do you have the FAITH to believe it can be done? Or are you paralyzed by indecision, over-analysis, paralysis… and over-spiritualizing?

 

COURAGE to persevere until it is done:

 

Because the Lord God helps me, I will not be dismayed; therefore, I have set my face like a flint to do his will, and I know that I will triumph.” (Isaiah 50:7 – Living)

 

QUESTION: Do you have the COURAGE to believe that failure is not an option; that you will circumvent, tunnel through, or go over the obstacles until the mission is accomplished?

 

Perhaps understanding the difference between an eagle and a chicken is helpful:

 

Eagles soar with the wind, rising above the circumstances to see the big picture. Once they spot their prey, they drop with lightning speed in accomplishing their mission.

 

Chickens cluck, peck, strut, mill around, and lay eggs when the urge comes upon them.

 

QUESTION: Which are you? An eagle who rises above his circumstance, bringing vision, faith and courage to coordinated effort? Or are you a business-as-usual chicken who struts around and clucks, performing only when the urge comes upon you?

 

 

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