THINK IT: Psalms 130:4

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by Dan

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Psalm 130:4 “But there is forgiveness with You [just what man needs], that You may be reverently feared and worshiped.”

THINK IT- Father, beloved child of God, knew man’s greatest need from His was for Him to give mankind forgiveness. Man cannot reverently worship Him unless he has total forgiveness for his sins. Forgiveness is the highest form of love. This form of love was displayed when the Lord King Jesus cried out, Father forgive them, for they know not what they do. We were all placed under forgiveness judicially. The gospel is forgiveness based. The shed blood of Jesus poured out forgiveness for all to receive. Jesus became the Way to the Father. The cross became the righteous foundation for forgiveness and mercy and lovingkindess to be given by Father God. It was the Love of God making payment to the Righteousness and Holiness and Justice of God which can never be violated, so Someome had to pay for sin. Only God Himself can pay that price and He offered Himself a Lamb and paid a high price for you and me to be owned by Him. The Righteous for the unrighteous, the Just for the unjust, the Innocent for the guilty that He might bring us to God. He died for sins ONCE FOR ALL(1Peter 3:18). Beloved child of God, glory before Father for this great forgiveness given to you as a gift. For in Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission(forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses) in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor, which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence) (Ephesians 1:7-8).

Beloved child of God, Father has lavished upon you, this forgiveness. Through His gracious favor you have been lavished with this forgiveness and redemption. Father never sent the Lord King Jesus into the world in order to judge(to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him (John 3:17). Father’s ultimate purpose in dealing with us, beloved child of God is always to have pity and compassion and tenderness and mercy(James 5:11). He is a God you can come to with anything in your life because you can trust Him because in Him there is no condemnation(Ro 8:1). He is a God Who is for you(Ro. 8:31). This forgiveness, we must realize, is something that must be fully received and believed with our whole heart so that He may be reverently worshipped(Ps 130:4).

Our lives are to be a worship unto Him. Because of our born again spirit we now have the Holy Spirit living in us to enable us to be that worship unto Father. We were created in true righteousness and holiness(Eph 4:24). It is a reverent worship unto Father when we forgive. Col 3:13 says-Be gentle and forbearing with one another and if one has a difference(a grievance or complaint) against another, READILY pardoning each other; even as the Lord HAS [FREELY] FORGIVEN YOU, SO MUST YOU ALSO [FORGIVE]. So beloved child of God, it’s important to realize you are forgiven by Father, which is your motivation to forgive others. This is doing reverence to the Lord. Beloved child of God, walk in the knowledge that you are forgiven. Gal 5:16 says-Walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh(unforgiveness). Walk in forgiveness knowledge and you will be reverently worshipping the Lord in this area of your life. You can come to Him to help you. He is your intimate Friend. He calls you friend(John 15:15). He is a Friend Who sticks closer than a brother(Pro. 18:24). Let the Holy Spirit make the knowledge of the Lord King Jesus’ forgiveness a deep reality to you in your heart to walk as He walked(1John 2:6). Come to Jesus and pour out your heart to Him in all areas and let His Holy Spirit transform you, as you behold Jesus in the Word (Ps. 62:8/2 Cor 3:18). Be blessed!

PRAYER-Father, thank You for Your forgiveness. I receive it. I honor You by accepting Your forgiveness. You are so good Father. Thank You for Your mercy and lovingkindness toward me in the Person of Your Son Jesus. Let me walk in the spirit that I may be more like Jesus as I learn more of Him that I may be transformed by Holy Spirit. Help me to honor You in this area of forgiveness. You made me a new creation in my spirit, help me to bring this to my outer life. I bring all unforgiveness to You so that there will be victory through Christ. Help me to have above all things, intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins, forgives and disregards the offenses of
others (1Peter4:8). Help me to invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of those who curse me, and to implore Your blessing(favor) upon those who abuse me [revile, reproach, disparage, and high-handedly misuse me](Luke 6:28). Honor and blessing to You Father, thank You, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

THINK IT: PSALM 3:1

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by Dan

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Psalm 1:3 “And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity]”.

THINKIT- Beloved child of God, how can you be like a tree planted by the waters. Col 2:2-3 says that in Christ, is all abounding wealth and blessing. In Him, all the treasure of [divine] wisdom [comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and [all the riches of spiritual] knowledge and enlightenment are stored up and lie hidden.

Everything pertaining to life, beloved child of God, has been bestowed upon you. 2 Peter 1:3 says- For His divine power has bestowed upon us ALL things that [are requisite and suited] to life and godliness through the [full personal] knowledge of Him Who called us by and to His own glory and excellence(virtue). 2 Peter 1:4 says-By means of these He has bestowed on us His precious and exceedingly great promises, so that through them you may escape [by flight]from the moral decay [rottenness and corruption] that is in the world because of covetousness (lust and greed) and become sharers (partakers) of the the divine nature through His promises. An amazing redemption! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so! How do you partake? Proverbs 4:20-23 says-My son attend to My words; consent and submit to my sayings, let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. Keep and GUARD your heart with all vigilance and above all that you GUARD, for out of it flow the springs of life.

Beloved child of God, Psalm 1:1-3 says blessed are you who does not walk and live in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes] nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk nor sits down[ to relax and rest] where the scornful [ and the mockers] gather. But your delight and desire are in the law of the

Lord, and on His law(precepts, the instructions, the teachings, of God) you HABITUALLY(ponder and study) by day and by night. And you shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth it’s fruit in its season; it’s leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything you do shall prosper [and come to maturity]. Beloved child of God, Father wants that you become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God [which is] Christ (the Anointed One) (Col 2:2). Ps 1 is the way- meditating on His word and His promises produces the desired tree planted by the waters, as you have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him] (Col 2:7). Find His words as it says in Proverbs 4:22. For it is the glory of God to conceal a thing but the glory of kings to search out a thing(Proverbs 25:2). Be a meditator beloved child of God! Find His words and the full, personal and precise, and correct knowledge of God and of Jesus your Lord(2 Peter 1:2).Find His promises and meditate upon them. THEY ARE LIFE. BE A PARTAKER OF THE DIVINE NATURE. BE BLESSED!

Prayer:
Dear Father, thank You for Your marvelous Holy Spirit to glorify Lord King Jesus in me. Thank You that the Holy Spirit is showing me the glory of the Lord Jesus, Who is altogether lovely. I ask You Father that Your Holy Spirit lead me in the Word and that He establish my steps and direct them by means of Your Word; let not any iniquity have dominion over me(Psalm 119:133). Let Your Word come alive in my spirit. Incline my heart to Your testimonies and not to covetousness(119:36). Turn away my eyes from be holding vanity and restore me to vigorous life and health in Your ways. Open my eyes to behold wondrous things out of Your law(119:18). Let me not forget Your precepts for by them you quicken me(grant me life). Thank You Father and bless You, I pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

THINK IT: Romans 8:32

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By Dan

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Romans 8:32 He who did not withhold or spare [even] His own Son but gave Him up for us all, will He not also with Him freely and graciously give us all [other] things?

THINKIT-

GOD YOU DID NOT SPARE is a title of a song I wrote using the scriptures. It goes like this-

“GOD, YOU DID NOT SPARE YOUR OWN SON, NOW I KNOW YOU LOVE ME, HE TOOK THE STRIPES MEANT FOR ME, AND THE NAILS THAT PIERCED HIS HANDS AND FEET, NOW I KNOW YOU LOVE ME,THE SWEATS OF BLOOD, THE AGONY, IN ORDER TO SET ME FREE, HE CRIED TO THE FATHER, IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY, IF SO LET THIS CUP PASS FROM ME, NEVERTHELESS YOUR WILL NOT MINE, YOUR DESIRE NOT MINE. HE MADE A DECISION TO GO THROUGH, INSPITE OF IT ALL FOR ME AND FOR YOU, AND EVEN FOR THE ONES WHO WOULD SERVE HIM WINE MINGLED WITH GALL, OH GOD HE CRIED, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME, HE CRIED TO THE FATHER, FORGIVE THEM, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO, OH GOD YOU DID NOT SPARE, YOUR OWN SON, NOW I KNOW YOU LOVE ME, WHAT AN EXTRAVAGANT LOVE, WORK IN ME OH GOD TO KEEP ME FAITHFUL TO YOU, BECAUSE GOD YOU DID NOT SPARE YOUR OWN SON, NOW I KNOW YOU LOVE ME.”

This song makes me think about when I’m having trials. It makes me realize they don’t compare to what He faced. HEB 12:3 says-“Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.” So I bow my head in reverence and fill my mouth with thanksgiving that He died for me, to be in me, so that He could be with me in my trials. Lord King Jesus says in 1Thess 5:18 to “Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].” For He will never leave you nor forsake you(Heb13:5).

Beloved child of God, during this Christmas season, let us be mindful of why LOVE came down. 1John 4:9 says-“The love of God was made manifest (displayed) where we are concerned: in that God Sent His Son, the only begotten or unique [Son]; into the world so that we might live through Him”. He is so amazingly in love with you, beloved child of God. He has bestowed an incredible love upon you that you should be called and counted a child of God(1John 3:1). This is such a great gift. Let yourself cherish this with reverence, especially during this special time of the year, celebrating that LOVE came down FOR you! Open your heart wider to the Lord King Jesus because He is standing at the door of your heart knocking for you to ask Him to come deeper into your life(Rev 3:20). He is talking to the church in this scripture. Open the door and you’ll become more like Him. Let Him, through His marvelous Holy Spirit take you from one degree of glory to another as you behold His glory in the Word of God as in a mirror, to be continually transfigured into His very Own Image(2 Cor 3:18). He wants to take you from strength to strength, victory to victory and from glory to glory.

PRAYER-Father, I need You! Work in me to become more like my Lord and Savior Jesus. Work in me the power and desire both to will and to work for Your good pleasure and satisfaction and delight. David said- what shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? How can I repay Him for all His bountiful dealings? I will lift up the cup of salvation and deliverance and call on the name of the Lord(Ps 116:12-13). This is what you want Lord. Just like the woman at the well. Jesus fed Himself by giving Himself Who is the THE LIVING WATER to someone who was so needy. This is the food the Lord eats of, which His disciples knew nothing about, had no idea(John 4:32). So just as David did Father, I offer up the cup of salvation and deliverance because I am needy of the LIVING WATER (JESUS CHRIST)! Thank You Father, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Beloved child of God, be blessed!

THINK IT: PSALM 68:3-4

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THINK IT by Dan:
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Psalm 68:3-4 But let the [uncompromisingly] righteous be glad; let them be in high spirits and glory before God, yes, let them [jubilantly] rejoice! Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts—His name is the Lord—be in high spirits and glory before Him!

THINKIT-When you give praise to the Lord Jesus and sing to Him, you, beloved child of God, are creating a highway for Him to enter your desert places in life! Father is saying rejoice before Him. Let your heart be rejoiceful before. If you can’t find a reason to be rejoiceful, Phil 3:1 says-Rejoice that you are in Him! REJOICE that He is your Savior! Let Him ride into your heart through His precious Holy Spirit through song. Sing away to Him, because in your heart are the highways to Zion(Ps 84:5). Let your heart make melody to the Lord(Eph 5:19). Create your own one-liner melodies, try it. Make a joyful noise to the Lord(Ps 100:1). You will be giving Father pleasure and you will be in high spirits. You will perceive Him riding on this highway you are casting up for Him to ride. Be in high spirits before Him and rejoice before Him beloved child of God. Be blessed!