Revelation Song

Revelation Song

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Holy, holy is He
Sing a new song to Him who sits on
Heaven’s mercy seat

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Holy, holy is He
Sing a new song to Him who sits on
Heaven’s mercy seat

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything and I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows of living color
Flashes of lightning rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power
Be to You the only wise King

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything, and I will adore You (I will adore You)

Filled with wonder awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your name
Jesus Your name is power, breath and living water
Such a moment mystery

Oh, You’re worthy, mystery
You are, are worthy
Yes

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty
Who was and is and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of kings
You are my everything and I will adore You, I will adore You

The Story Behind Revelation Song

Revelation Song IN VARIOUS LANGUAGES

 

self, Self, SELF

self, Self, SELF

pIn honor of not falling into the trap of rendering my (selfish) opinion on the subject, I give you what brothers, that have gone before us and one amongst us, have to say on the subject. There is nothing more powerful than when the Lord drives home a message to you. Especially using many voices both past and present to get His message across. I’ve never felt more loved by the Father than when He speaks to me. I hope He speaks to you and you understand what I mean by that. Each of these resources are from my devotions so far this week, which is just yesterday and today. Sometimes He speaks in a flurry. Continue reading

Barabbas and the Two Thieves

Barabbas and the Two Thieves

You are going to be one of the three the question is: Which One?

CrossThe Gospel of Luke, Chapter 23

As the crowd awaited the sentencing of Jesus Christ, Pontus Pilate, the Roman Governor over Judea was in a tight spot.  Pilate had no reason to sentence Jesus to death; finding no basis for the accusations brought against Him and wanted to let Him go.  In a final attempt to save Jesus’ life, Pilate offered to release a prisoner, as was the tradition during Passover, and presented as a substitute, Barabbas, an insurrectionist and murderer.  The crowd would not have it, crying for the release of Barabbas.  Pilate appealed to them again, but they cried out again for the release of Barabbas and death of Jesus.

As Jesus hung on the cross, two thieves were crucified next to Him.  They too were guilty of crimes deserving death, and each one responded to Jesus in very different ways.  The first one mocked Jesus by saying “if you are the Christ, save yourself and us.”  The second one rebuked the other, asking him “Don’t you fear God?  We are getting what we deserve, but He is innocent.”  Then he asked Jesus to remember him when He entered into His Kingdom. Continue reading

John Newton – These Inward Trials

John Newton – These Inward Trials

Thanks to my brother Sam Williamson from Beliefs of the Heart for  this awesome answer to a comment I made on his blog in response to an excellent article he wrote about The Hard Edge Of Good News. It’s a worthy read as is everything I’ve read that Sam has wrote. Sam you’re a blessing to me. God bless! Russ

Sam wrote :

gn20140515025742John Newton, converted slave trader and author of Amazing Grace, wrote a poem called, These Inward Trials. It begins:

I asked the Lord that I might grow
In faith, and love, and every grace;
Might more of His salvation know,
And seek, more earnestly, His face.

I hoped that in some favored hour,
At once He’d answer my request;
And by His love’s constraining pow’r,
Subdue my sins, and give me rest. Continue reading

Entertainment at the Interpreter’s House

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE INTERPRETER’S HOUSE

The story of the man with the muck rake that could not lookup stunned me this morning. I’ve been that man for so long and what a shame. Look up to the Lord for your provision and stop the endless raking of sticks straw and dust to yourselves. In the end it all burns. May God bless your hearing in reading this passage. God bless – Russmc

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Thus now, when they had talked away a little more time, they drew nigh to a house which stood in the way, which house was built for the relief of pilgrims; as you will find more fully related in the first part of these records of the “Pilgrim’s Progress.” So they drew on towards the house (the house of the INTERPRETER); and when they came to the door, they heard a great talk in the house. They then gave ear, and heard, as they thought, CHRISTIANA mentioned by name; for you must know that there went along, even before her, a talk of her and her children’s going on pilgrimage: and this thing was the more pleasing to them, because they had heard that she was CHRISTIAN’S wife–that woman who was some time ago so unwilling to hear of going on pilgrimage. Thus, therefore, they stood still; and heard the good people within commending her who, they little thought, stood at the door. At last CHRISTIANA knocked, as she had done at the gate before. Now when she had knocked, there came to the door a young damsel named INNOCENT, and opened the door, and looked, and behold two women were there. Continue reading

Christians encounter with Apollyon – The Pilgrim’s Progress

Christians encounter with Apollyon – The Pilgrim’s Progress

This encounter of pilgrim Christian with Apollyon was epic! It spoke to me greatly especially when Apollyon was crushing Christian and he reached for his sword and started quoting scriptures that delivered a severely wounding blow to Apollyon and sent him packing. Please read it and be encouraged.

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But now, in this Valley of Humiliation, poor CHRISTIAN was hard put to it; for he had gone but a little way, before he espied a foul fiend coming over the field to meet with him; his name was APOLLYON. Then did CHRISTIAN begin to be afraid, and to cast in his mind whether to go back or to stand his ground. But he considered again, that he had no armour for his back, and therefore thought that to turn the back to him might give him greater advantage with ease to pierce him with his darts; therefore he resolved to venture, and stand his ground. For, thought he, had I no more in mine eye than the saving of my life, it would be the best way to stand.

So he went on, and APOLLYON met him. Now the monster was hideous to behold; he was clothed with scales like a fish (and they are his pride); he had wings like a dragon; feet like a bear; and out of his belly came fire and smoke; and his mouth was as the mouth of a lion. When he was come up to CHRISTIAN, he beheld him with a disdainful countenance, and thus began to question with him: Continue reading

Faithful’s discourse to Talkative – The Pilgrim’s Progress

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I was so impressed by this conversation between pilgrim Faithful and Talkative that I wanted to share it here. This brief discussion cuts to the heart and clearly discerns a head faith versus a heart faith.

Faithful’s discourse to Talkative – The Pilgrim’s Progress

CHRISTIAN: Why, go to him, and enter into some serious discourse about the power of religion; and ask him plainly (when he has approved of it, for that he will) whether this thing be set up in his heart, house or conversation.

FAITHFUL: Then FAITHFUL stepped forward again, and said to TALKATIVE: “Come, what cheer? how is it now?”

TALKATIVE: Thank you, well. I thought we should have had a great deal of talk by this time.

FAITHFUL: Well, if you will, we will fall to it now; and since you left it with me to state the question, let it be this: How doth the saving grace of God discover itself, when it is in the heart of man? Continue reading

You should trust that to Me

After the lose of Hudson’s wife he penned these letters to his children, their caregiver Miss Blatchley, and to his Sister Mrs. Walker. It spoke to me about how we should relate to our Heavenly Father as children. Jesus said “Let the little children come unto me.” Can that mean we should also come to Him as a child would. Complete Trust!!

You should trust that to Me

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Hudson Taylor Letters to His Children after “The Exchanged Life” experience and him losing his wife.

Among many letters of this period few are more precious or revealing than those he managed to write to the children, over whom his heart yearned with a great love.

You do not know how often Father thinks of his darlings, and how often he looks at your photographs till the tears fill his eyes. Sometimes he almost fears lest he should feel discontented when he thinks how far away you are from him. But then the dear Lord Jesus who never leaves him says, “Don’t be afraid; I will keep your heart satisfied.” . . . And I thank Him, and am so glad that He will live in my heart and keep it right for me.

I wish you, my precious children, knew what it is to give your hearts to Jesus to keep every day. I used to try to keep my own heart right, but it would always be going wrong. So at last I had to give up trying myself, and to accept the Lord’s offer to keep it for me. Don’t you think that is the best way? Perhaps sometimes you think, “I will try not to be selfish or unkind or disobedient.” And yet, though you really try, you do not succeed. But Jesus says: “You should trust that to Me. I would keep that little heart, if you would trust Me with it.” And He would, too. Continue reading

Rivers of Living Water

From the book Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret – Chapter 15

After Hudson’s experience of “The Exchanged Life” he wrote about this truth from the scriptures John 7:37-39 just shortly before his first wife died. The words he penned about the place he found himself, is where I want reside. However, this realization comers with a sober truth, that it is likely that God is preparing you for something that will be very hard. The second part was written after his wife died. It’s encouraging and full of surrender. May God bless your hearing.

Rivers of Living Water

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And now I have the very passage for you, and God has so blessed it to my own soul!

John 7:37-39—”If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink.”

  • Who does not thirst?
  • Who has not mind-thirsts, heart-thirsts, soul-thirsts or body-thirsts

Well, no matter which, or whether I have them all — “Come unto me and” remain thirsty? Ah no! “Come unto me and drink.”

What, can Jesus meet my need? Yes, and more than meet it. No matter how intricate my path, how difficult my service; no matter how sad my bereavement, how far away my loved ones; no matter how helpless I am, how deep are my soul-yearnings—Jesus can meet all, all, and more than meet. He not only promises me rest—ah, how welcome that would be, were it all, and what an all that one word embraces! He not only promises me drink to alleviate my thirst. No, better than that! “He who trusts Me in this matter (who believeth on Me, takes Me at My word) out of him shall flow . . .” Continue reading