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Posted on April 5, 2020 at 2:05 AM

APRIL FOOLS DAY 2020

Today I am puzzling out my relationship with the person OF Jesus, Second Person of the Holy Trinity. Can’t fool You, God. You know all our thoughts, so there is no secret between us. I remember one time as a child trying to fool my Dad. At breakfast I replaced the sugar with salt. He did not think it was funny. He kinda knew what I had done, and asked me. I remained quiet. That would not work with You Lord, but I wonder how many people think they can get away with it? Fake Christians? Think if we put on a good show it will make us

. . . what? Sunday morning church goers, but cheating or being unkind to others during the week?

 

God sees our hearts, and this is what is most meaningful to Him. What we say and do pours out of the heart, and reveals where we stand in our God relationship.

 

Speaking of which, “Good morning my Lord and my God! You are so magnificent and I can do nothing but praise and worship You. Sounds good and is almost true. . .  except I have communion with Holy Spirit and He teaches and talks to me, and I to Him. Sometimes we even laugh together. I love Holy Spirit and He loves me. Jesus loves me too. He died and went thru excruciating suffering to pay my sin debt and free me from satan’s clutches. And now

                                                      

Your Word, Jesus,  told me You love me, but  Jesus, I want to reconnect on a deeper level with You. Holy Spirit, You always point me to Jesus, so please give me Scripture to help.

 

John 14:5-15 (NIV)      Jesus the Way to the Father 

5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

6 Jesus answered, “I Am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.7 If you really know Me, you will know[a] my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.”

8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me?

 

The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in Me, who is doing his work. 11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

 

12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in My Name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.


15 “If you love me, keep my commands.  15 “Loving me empowers you to obey my commands.TPT


Lord, You are teaching me that if I know the Father, I know Jesus. Seems their intermingling is complete. To know the Father is to know Jesus; therefore, I have a deep intimacy with Jesus, as I do with the Father. So there is no separation. They are one, and yet they are individuals. All the love of the Father flows thru You, Jesus. Oh Jesus, that must have been Your biggest challenge and deepest pain when the sin of the world came on You on the cross, and the Father had to leave You. Jesus at that time You thought of me, and chose to suffer to bring me into the Kingdom. Thank You Jesus. You love me today in my current state, which I hope is on the right road with You. Be with me now Jesus and let us converse.

 

Help me Jesus to flow in Your grace. Jesus, to separate You from the Father is actually impossible; yet You are the Second Person of the Trinity, so You have a separate identity from the Father too. Teach me about Yourself Jesus; communicate with me my loving Lord, help me in understanding our relationship. 



You Jesus are the Rock that I stand on for safety, security, rest, protection, power. Yes You Jesus are the power.

 

Zephaniah 3:16-17

On that day they will say to Jerusalem,

“Do not fear, Zion;  do not let your hands hang limp.

                                                 

17 The Lord your God is with you,

    the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you in His love He will no longer rebuke you,

    but will rejoice over you with singing.”


Now that is relationship! I am so unworthy of your love, but You have forgotten  my offenses, and because I have accepted Jesus, Your Son, as my Lord,  I am seen by my God as rghteous.  He is the King of Kings! AMEN.


          

                                                     


Peter 1:19 NIV

We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts


The Passion Translation   
[ Prophecy ]

And so we have been given the prophetic word—the written message of the prophets, made more reliable and fully validated by the confirming voice of God on the Mount of Transfiguration. And you will continue to do well if you stay focused on it. For this prophetic message is like a piercing light shining in a gloomy place until the dawning of a new day, when the Morning Star rises in your hearts.


 I could not resist this verse. It almost sounds like a prophecy for today ~

Zechariah 14:20-21 

On that Day, the Big Day, all the horses’ harness bells will be inscribed “Holy to God.” The cooking pots in the Temple of God will be as sacred as chalices and plates on the altar. In fact, all the pots and pans in all the kitchens of Jerusalem and Judah will be holy to God-of-the-Angel-Armies. People who come to worship, preparing meals and sacrifices, will use them. On that Big Day there will be no buying or selling in the Temple of God-of-the-Angel-Armies.


All across the country”—God’s Decree—
    “two-thirds will be devastated
    and one-third survive.
I’ll deliver the surviving third to the refinery fires.
    I’ll refine them as silver is refined,
    test them for purity as gold is tested.
Then they’ll pray to me by name
    and I’ll answer them personally.
  I’ll say, ‘That’s my people.’
    They’ll say, ‘God—my God!’”

 

However, I just heard this morning that they have found a cure for the Coronavirus. They still want it tested, but it looks very promising.  Now we can get back to work! Hallelujah!

You are a God of Justice, my Lord, but also of mercy and love.

 John 12:35    The Passion Translation


Jesus replied [to the disciples], “You will have the light shining with you for only a little while longer. While you still have me, walk in the light, so that the darkness doesn’t overtake you. For when you walk in the dark you have no idea where you’re going.

 

Jesus, You are the light. You show us the path in the darkness. We can walk with full confidence in the dark, because You, the light, guide us.  We can trust You! You are the Light! You enable me to see. You clear my vision. Thank You Jesus, that You clear my eyes to see 20 / 20  sharply!

 

Jesus You are the second Adam. The first Adam disobeyed You, Lord; he succumbed to Satan’s wiles and stole our birthright. You, as the second Adam, reversed the curse and paid the price for Adams traitorous action; he betrayed You, God, and the whole human race. You,  Jesus, chose to redeem us, pay the price for his betrayal. Man betrays the divine; only a divine One can pay the just punishment for this man’s disobedient unfaithfulness. He chose to believe God’s enemy, satan, rather than God. And You Jesus were the only solution, the only One who could break the chains that satan used to bind us. Now satan’s hold over us is null and void.



 

Jesus You chose to undergo the necessary pain and disgrace by becoming human. You then spent time as a man on earth rather than the divine Son of God all because You love us so much! You came, You taught, You redeemed, You brought the Light of salvation to us, even when we were totally unworthy.

Thank You! Now You rose from the dead proving Your divinity and making our way to an eternity with You clear and sure!

 

Total trust in You will bring about only good in our lives. Lord we shall endeavor to live our life to please You. We shall trust You to walk with us through the storms, and You shall quiet the winds, and the waves shall not overcome us! We place our trust in You. This plague is no surprise to You and when we trust in Your Word, we will be saved and protected by You ~

Isaiah 43:1-2      New International Version

[ Israel’s Only Savior ] But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;  [He has redeemed us]

I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.  (i am His! He calls me by name)

2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.

 

Romans 8:28 The Passion Translation (TPT)

28 So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose.

Footnotes:

Romans 8:28 Or that all things work together for good to those who love God, who; or that in all things God works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who love Him!

 

                                       We trust You Holy God!

 


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SEARCHING FOR A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD


                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.