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Day by Day by Grace (September 14th)

Isaiah Warning against Worldly Counsel


“Woe to the rebellious children,” says the LORD, “Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin. Who walk to go down to Egypt, and have not asked My advice.” (Isaiah 30:1-2)
Those who want to live by grace (living by God working in and through their lives) characteristically depend upon the counsel of the Lord. Correspondingly, they have a burden to warn against worldly counsel, which undermines, or substitutes itself for God’s counsel. “‘Woe to the rebellious children,’ says the LORD, ‘Who take counsel, but not of Me.'”


Everyone needs counsel consistently. We all need to find valid guidance and direction through the opportunities and challenges of life. The Lord is to be our constant resource for such counsel.

“This also comes from the LORD of hosts, who is wonderful in counsel and excellent in guidance” (Isaiah 28:29).

….The counsel of the Lord is wonderful; it is excellent! In fact, when Messiah would come (Jesus, the Christ), one of His descriptive title names would be “Wonderful Counselor” (Isaiah 9:6). For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

This wonderful counsel of God comes to us through the word of God. “Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors” (Psalm 119:24). Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
Consequently, those who turn elsewhere for counsel are rebelling (at least, inadvertently) against the Lord. “‘Woe to the rebellious children,’ says the LORD, ‘Who take counsel, but not of Me.'” Our God of grace wants to counsel us down His path. He wants to teach us to live by His wisdom and His provision. When we are formulating our plans, He wants us to allow His Spirit to direct us through His word. The only other option is to lean on the counsel of the world: “who devise plans, but not of My Spirit… who walk to go down to Egypt( worldly), and have not asked My advice.”

God strongly warned His children of the vanity of seeking the worldly wisdom of Egypt ( the world).

“You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels; let now the astrologers, the stargazers, and the monthly prognosticators stand up and save you from these things that shall come upon you” (Isaiah 47:13).
The church world today frequently turns to the contemporary speculations of man. The wisdom of man is a vain help. We would do well to consider Isaiah’s clear warning. “Woe to those who go down to Egypt(the world) for help…who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek the LORD!” (Isaiah 31:1-Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in the multitude of their chariots and in the great strength of their horsemen, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel, or seek help from the LORD ).

Lord Jesus, my Wonderful Counselor, forgive me for the many times that I have turned to worldly counsel. I see that such a choice interferes with Your work of grace in my life. Please remind me day by day to seek all of the counsel I need through the Holy Spirit unfolding the wisdom of Your word, Amen.

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Daily Reading and Bible Study 9/28/18

Daily Promises (September 28th)

(Psalm 73:23-24)


Nevertheless I [am] continually with thee: thou hast Holden [me] by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me [to] glory. 

 


My Prayer: Gracious Father, thank You for continually being present within my life! Thank You for loving me with such unconditional adoration! Make me worthy of Your wonderful devotion toward me that I may give You honour and praise. Cause me to have a passionate desire toward Your word that I may please You in all I do and say. May I desire nothing on this desolate earth but the future glory with You!

Psalms 28:4,7 – Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.

2Tim.4:14>  Alexander the metalworker did me a great deal of harm. The Lord will repay him for what he has done.

Ps.18:2>  The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Heb.2:13>  And again, “I will put my trust in him.”[fn] And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.”

Isa.12:2>  Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”

Reproof  of wicked Judges …

Psalm 58:2a -No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth.

Ps.94:20>Can a corrupt throne be allied with you— a throne that brings on misery by its decrees?

Isa.10:1>Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,

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Day by Day by Grace (September 9th)

(Psalm 56:4, 10-11 and 138:2)


David Trusting in and Praising the Lord and His Word
In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust…In God (I will praise His word), In the LORD

(I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust…You have magnified Your word above all Your name.


To live by grace, one must trust in the Lord. David urged others to trust in the Lord. “Trust in the LORD…feed on His faithfulness…Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him”
(Psalm 37:3, 5).

David himself trusted in the Lord.

“In God I have put my trust.”

Part of trusting in the Lord involves holding His word in an exalted place (trusting in it, honoring it, praising it). David proclaimed, “I will praise His word.” This is an inherent part of living by grace, since it is “the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance” (Acts 20:32).


God’s word is so trustworthy, so praiseworthy. David proclaimed the unique character of God’s word, which gives the word its incomparable effectiveness. “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul” (Psalm 19:7a).

   God’s word is fully sufficient. The Lord has left nothing out of it that we need for spiritual development. Therefore, it can transform lives into what God wants them to be.
Furthermore, “The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple” (Psalm 19:7b).

   The Scriptures are absolutely reliable. They provide God’s indisputable insights into life on earth, as well as necessary preparation for heaven. Consequently, they bring the Lord’s wisdom to those who humbly admit that they need it.
Additionally, “The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart” (Psalm 19:8a). The Bible alone is irrefutably correct. Man’s perspectives, opinions, systems, and theories are riddled with inaccuracies and fallacies. What a joy this brings to the inner man, knowing that there is a place to find the Lord’s absolute realities.
Moreover, “The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes” (Psalm 19:8b). God’s word is holy and untainted. Man’s words are polluted with sin and self and all sorts of unrighteousness. When people feed on the contaminated words of humanity, their eyes become dull and lifeless. Contrastingly, when the words of the Lord are consistently taken in, one’s eyes shine with heaven’s light.
Upon consideration of the unparalleled character and ability of God’s word, it is no surprise that the Spirit of God inspired David to exclaim, “You have magnified Your word above all Your name.”
   Dear Lord God, I see that the words from Your heart are to be treated just as You are to be treated. As part of my trust in You and my praise for You, I confess my trust in, and praise for, Your word. Please use the word of Your grace to transform and shape my life in every way, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Day by Day by Grace (July 22nd)

The Lord Promising a New Heaven and New Earth

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance…Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:9, 13)

Focus points: God may have seemed slow to these believers as they faced persecution every day and longed to be delivered. But God is not slow; he just is not on our timetable (Psalm 90:4). Jesus is waiting so that more sinners will repent and turn to him. We must not sit and wait for Christ to return, but we should live with the realization that time is short and that we have important work to do. Be ready to meet Christ any time, even today; yet plan your course of service as though he may not return form many years. God’s purpose for people is not destruction but re-creation (see Isaiah 66:22; Revelation 21:22). God will purify the heavens and earth with fire; then he will create them anew. We can joyously look forward to the restoration of God’s good world.

Dear Lord, I eagerly await Your appearing. I rejoice at the place You have prepared for us—a place of righteousness, joy, and peace. Above all, I anticipate dwelling in Your visible presence forever and ever, Amen!

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Day by Day by Grace (July 17th)

Truth to Set Us Free from the Enemy’s Bondage
“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”…that they may know the truth… and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him. (John 8:31-32 and 2 Timothy 2:25-26)

As followers of Jesus Christ, it is so important that we abide in His word. We are called to live in the word of the Lord that we might know His truth. As we embrace God’s truth, we are impacted by its liberating power. “The truth shall make you free.” One fundamental area where people need spiritual liberation is bondage from the enemy.

The entire realm of unbelieving humanity lies under the binding influence of the evil one. “The whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one” (1 John 5:19). Even those unbelievers who do not accept the truths of God about Satan and sin are nonetheless captivated by him. Consequently, we are to humbly reach out to them with the truth: “in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” Paul was sent forth to proclaim the gospel truth that offers freedom from such bondage: “to open their eyes and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God” (Acts 26:18). The testimony of all who believe in the truth of the gospel is this: “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13).

The problem of Satan’s binding, hindering, restricting influence did not end at salvation. Many saints (though headed for heaven) are still bound in areas of their thinking and behaving. They are still influenced by the enemy’s lies. They cannot make the liberating confession of Paul and his missionary team: “we are not ignorant of his [Satan’s] devices” (2 Corinthians 2:11). Ignorance of the enemy’s tactics will persist in the lives of those who do not know (or will not yield to) God’s liberating truth. On the other hand, all who are willing to embrace the truths of God’s word will enjoy more and more freedom from the enemy’s lies. They will grow in understanding of, and reliance upon, the victorious purposes of Jesus’ coming to this earth. “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil” (1 John 3:8 ).

Dear Lord, I praise You for the liberating truth of Your gospel of grace that delivered me from the enemy’s grasp. Now, I need more and more of the liberating truths of Your word that I might not be ignorant of his devious and persistent tactics. Teach me Your truths, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Psalm 121 :: King James Version (KJV)

Psalm 121:

Theme:

We can depend upon God for help. Pilgrims must travel through lonely country to their destination; they are protected, not by anything created, but by the Creator of everything. 

Focus points:
This song expresses assurance and hope in God’s protection day and night. He not only made the hills but heaven and earth as well. We should never trust a lesser power than God himself. But not only is he all-powerful, he also watches over us. Nothing diverts or deters him. We are safe. We never outgrow our need for God’s untiring watch over our lives.

verse 1 –  I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.

Or, Shall I lift up mine eyes to the hills? whence should my help come

verse 2 – My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

verse 3a – He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

ref.

(a) He will not suffer thy foot to be moved:

1 Sam.2:9> He will guard the feet of his faithful servants, but the wicked will be silenced in the place of darkness. “It is not by strength that one prevails;

(b) he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Isa.27:3> I, the LORD, watch over it; I water it continually. I guard it day and night so that no one may harm it.

verse 4 – Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

verse 5 – The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.

verse 6 – The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.

(6c) Isa.27:3> I, the LORD, watch over it; I water it continually. I guard it day and night so that no one may harm it.     21:1-6 David described all that he had as gifts,from God. “the desire of his heat, “rich blessings, gla

verse 7 – The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.

(d) Job 5:19> From six calamities he will rescue you; in seven no harm will touch you.

Ps.91:9,10> If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

Prov. 12:21> No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble.

verse 8 – The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

(8e) preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

ref.

Deut.28:6> You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

Prov.2:8> for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.

 

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2 Samuel 7:1

And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies; 

Ref:

(a) 1Chr.17:1>After David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent.”

(b) Dan.4:29-30> Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?”  Focus Point:   David felt disturbed that the ark, the symbol of God’s presence, sat in a tent while he lived in a beautiful palace. David’s desire was right, but his timing was wrong. God told David not to build a temple (17:3,4). and David was willing to abide by God’s timing. If you live in comparative luxury while God’s work, house, or ministers go lacking, perhaps God wants you to change the situation.  Like David, take action to correct the imbalance, but be willing to move according to God’s timing.

I am a believer”   earlier today, and over a month or two folk have been questioning me about renting rooms out of my home. And I know for sure I have shared almost every dream,vision and plan between me and my God online for all that are near and far to hear and take notice of. In witnessing and testimonies  of  what the Lord share with me about converting my stewardship into a House of prayer and worship (ministing by small group bible sturdy). Folks will not receive from me God’s word, yet they want my blessing to boast about to their family and friends. Making plans of housing for other folk and never talking to me, or the God who gave me the dreams, stewarshipe a few will not even repent of their carnal ways you know what I’m talking about if you followed me this morning (Blog-Daily Bible Study) I pray in Jesus’Name that they would take heed to 2 Tim.2:15 (I do not seek or accept approval of  mankin and do not believe man can govern his kind. Thank God for his mercy and grace, as he use or allow me to build and trian right in their face and they sometimes cannot see that God is working his will out right in front of us.  use and supply grace for living now O LORD, Thank You in Jesus’ Christ name.