I Need You Lord-Broken Chains

Thank You Lord Jesus, for Your victory at the cross. It is because of Your victory – that saved me, and that my enemy can never ever have any victory in my life. You, Lord, are my rock, my strength, and my protector, so there is no one who can destroy my life as long as I walk with You. Thank You that You always hear my prayers and will be my help in times of trouble. I ask You to keep me safe from trouble, harm, or evil influences today and every day. You Lord, is all that I need.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

 This I declare about the Lord:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
    he is my God, and I trust him.
For he will rescue you from every trap
    and protect you from deadly disease.
He will cover you with his feathers.
    He will shelter you with his wings.
    His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Psalms 91:2-4

"Do Not Be Afraid"  365 Times In The Bible, One Everyday

I was pleasantly surprised to read somewhere that God’ assurance, “Do Not Be Afraid” was written 365 times in the Bible; that’s a daily reminder for us from God to live fearless everyday. Out of curiosity and accountability, I did a simple search online, and it seems that the most hits I have gotten was only about 144 “Fear Not”, found in King James Version, see here. I was a little disappointed by this romantic myth, although it seems difficult to verify conclusively. I know there are other verses that probably meant the same thing but phrased differently, like “Take heart”, “Take courage”, “Be strong”, “Be still”, “Do not be anxious”, “Whom shall I fear?”,  etc.

Anyway while pondering, I was reminded on the inside to be thankful, nevertheless, on the vast numbers of “Do Not Be Afraid” mentioned in the Bible. Frankly, I was hoodwinked by the shortfall in numbers, instead of giving praise to the huge numbers of divine assurances God, the Father has given us in His Word. I mean, think about it, how many other literatures, religious or otherwise, (if there is even any at all) gives you as many assurance and comfort? How many other gods/faith dared promise what our Father has promised us? And how strongly these promises are given? None that I know of.

And here I am, thinking like a spoiled brat, just because my Math doesn’t add up.

Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.   Isaiah 41:10

You see, God not only gave His assurance and comfort (as recorded in the Bible) so many times; equally important is also the way He would assure us. He would always staked Himself into assurance turning it into a promise, guaranteed by Himself; not empty comforting words. He is not remote, aloof and faraway. God’s promises to us are always personal and always backed by Himself – the best evidence is found in Jesus Christ at the cross.

There are no romantic myths in Bible, only real ones, promises by a real personal God…

 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.  1 Peter 5:7 

 

You Will Not Fear The Arrows That Flies By Day

I came across an video taken during an actual air-raid in Israel. The video showcased the Iron Dome, Israel’s short-range missile defence system, that simultaneously intercepting 15 separate Qassam rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza. What caught me was the real evil intent of killing and the people living it as part of their daily lives; all the while for the rest of the world, we had taken the peace for granted. The air-raid siren played by the Israeli representative during UN council meeting paled in comparison.

 

You will not dread the terrors (pachad) that haunt the night
    or enemy arrows (khetz) that fly in the day
Or the plagues that lurk in darkness
    or the disasters that wreak havoc at noon.

A thousand may fall on your left,
    ten thousand may die on your right,
    but these horrors won’t come near you.   Psalms 91:5-7

Even in the midst of such terror, God (Elohai) the Father, in His Word has already promised and assured His divine protection on us. We will not fear the enemy’s arrows (khetz) that will fly towards us. Even if a thousand fall on our left and ten thousand on our right, these horrors will not come near us! This is a small preview.

 

California Surfer
Dear Lord Jesus, I thank You for the liberty and freedom You have sacrificed to give me. You have set me free from so much bondages and death itself. You said Your yoke is easy and burden is light; my life lived by Your faith is easy and light. I don’t have to carry the difficult and heavy religious yoke and burden of self-righteousness to make myself acceptable to God-the Father through my self-effort. Deliver me from any yoke and burden of bondage on my life that You never intended me to have, and help me to stand strong with this new freedom. Keep me from ever being drawn back into any bondage from which You have freed me from.

In Jesus name. Amen.

So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.   Galatians 5:1 (NLT)

I'm Held By Your Love

On this lovely day, did you have your love encounter with Him yet?
He is waiting for you…

I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:9-10

I’m held by Your love
Upheld by Your strength
On Your shoulders You bore me
By Your faith I stand
Cherished by You, Lord
Treasured in Your sight
So close to Your heart
Held firm in Your hands

Chorus:
So awesome is Your love
So mighty is Your hand
On eagle’s wings You carry me
Your grace shall be my strength
So perfect is Your love
You sacrificed Your Son
Amazing love reached out to me
With joy to You I come

 

 

Guitar chords can be found here

Video  —  Posted: 22 August, 2014 in Songs and Music, Visions
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Salvation In Jesus Christ Is By The Grace Of God-The Father Alone

But God, our Father is so unfathomable rich in His mercy and love; And it is exactly because of His great and intense love for us that the Father raised us back to life when He raised Jesus Christ from the dead; even though we were dead-buried under a mountain of our sins and rebellions. It was His very intention to give us the very life of Jesus Christ Himself; a brand new creation life through His resurrection. So now, we are made alive together in union with Christ-His Son, and as partakers Christ’s salvation.

It is only by God’s grace and unmerited favour that we have been saved! We did not deserve any of this at all, no matter who we are or what we do. We can never earn this by ourselves.

And since we are raised together with Jesus Christ on earth, the Father (not only let but) made us to sit together with our beloved King Jesus on the heavenly throne; as joint-heirs. Through Christ our Saviour, we are now of heavenly royal bloodline. The Father did this so that He can demonstrate convincingly and affirmingly to us that from now to all eternity to come, we will always be in (and will never again fall out of) His immeasurable wealth of grace and goodness in Christ Jesus. We stand as a living testimony of the certain love that was staked on the cross, His very own Son – Jesus the Messiah.

It is purely by the grace of God the Father alone that you are saved from destruction when you believed in Christ through faith. This gift of salvation is from the Father, and not earned, so no one can take credit for it except God Himself.

Salvation is not a reward, it is a free GIFT. This precious gift is something bestowed voluntarily to us by our Father, without the need of any compensation, condition or requirement. God fully paved and paid everything for this salvation; we have done nothing to deserved it, so obviously we have nothing to brag about.

For we are God’s masterpiece, a heavenly crafted art. We are created and recreated, in Jesus Christ; so we can fulfil our destiny of accomplishing the good things ordained by the Father who has prepared for us long ago; living the path of the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live for His glory.

 

a personal reflection of  Ephesians 2:4-10

 

 

 

Prayer For Deep Inner Peace

Dear Lord Jesus, I need to have a deeper sense of Your divine peace in me. Take away all my fears, doubts, and anxiousness and replace it with the inner peace that only You can give. Despite the turbulent circumstances around me, I will always walk in Your peace; because You are with me. Thank You that Your peace will stand guard and watch over my mind. Help me fill my thoughts with things that are true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Thank You that Your peace will guard my heart from destructive emotions and feelings in my life. Let Your peace rule and lead in my heart and my mind.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come. And know that the peace of God (a peace that is beyond any and all of our human understanding) will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One. Philippians 4:7 (VOICE)