Friday, July 30, 2010

Let The People Rejoice




Let God’s Glory Return
Let His Holiness Be Revealed on Earth
Let the People Rejoice



Authored by: Pastor Alma Lampp
Mercy, Grace & Truth Ministries


II Samuel 6:12-16; 20-23 When Gods people brought the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem (Ark represents God’s Presence), King David danced with great praise, worship and joy with all his heart, his wife hated it and scorned him, but David said, “I will worship God and NONE shall keep me bound.”

Psalm 51:12 King David said alone with repentance, create in me a clean heart, O God, and restore a right spirit in me, and restore unto me the joy of my salvation.
Isaiah 55:12 You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.
Nehemiah 8:10 The joy of the Lord is our strength.
Psalm 16:11 In God’s presence is fullness of joy.
Isaiah 21:3 With joy we draw living water out of wells of salvation.
I Peter 1:8 It is joy unspeakable and full of glory.

Symptoms of joy, praise, worship, glory are in the Holy Spirit. What it produces, the effects and manifestations, is: Bright, cheerful and happy, singing, dancing, pleasure, praise for life, glee, shouts of joy and laughter. Like cheerleaders before their team, all win-win.

Praise action is as a trumpet, ear piercing, eye catching, atmosphere catching JOYFUL JUBILEE, Holy Spirit Led praise and worship.

Psalm 132 Let the saints shout for joy
Isaiah 52:9 Break forth into singing

Pray until you move into praise. Praise until you move into worship. Worship until you move into the glory.

Psalm 100:4 Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise.
Hebrews 13:15 Offer sacrifice of praise.


The Israelites came joyfully with their sacrifice. It was a blessed pleasure. We need to learn what they knew….how to bring a free will offering with joy.

Isaiah 57:19 God creates the fruit of our lips.

We are Yours God, create the praise, and worship in us.

Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever with the sacrifice of my lips.

We can refuse the spirit of Egypt. (Grumbling and complaining, doubt and discord.)

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

God said in Heaven, the praise is holy, holy, holy, Hallelujah, amen, amen.

If we want it, say it, sing it, praise it, dance it.

In God it is a jubilee of glory.

Isaiah 62:6 You that make mention of My name, don’t keep quiet.

If God’s people cannot praise, worship or sing aloud, then bondage, fear and pride resides there.

II Chronicles 20 Jehoshaphat prayed for God to deliver Israel, then went into praise, letting his faith loose and saw God’s glory defeat their enemy!
Psalm 8:2 Out of the mouths of babes I will perfect praise.
Isaiah 54:1 Sing O barren woman (church, nation) let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
I Peter 2:9 God desires His royal priesthood, chosen generation, holy nation to show forth the praises of Him that called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Psalm 50:20 The people of God, who respond to restore true worship, glorifies God.
Psalm 150
A mighty appeal to praise the Lord.
A mighty command to praise the Lord.
A mighty invitation to praise the Lord.
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
John 11:40 Believe, obey and see the glory of God.

Approach God and God’s Word by prayer and joy in His Word before Him, then after prayer, offer praise for answers. Enter into worship and bask in God’s glory.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Believe



Luke 1:45 tells us:
"Blesed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord."

Of course this was speaking about Mary, after she was told by the angel of the Lord that she would conceive and bear a son named Jesus, by the Holy Spirit...if she would believe.

I wonder how many other young women God approached with the same offer, and they did not believe.

While looking at that Scripture I kept thinking....Blessed is she, we, he, you, I, us, ME who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told...

We are told a lot of things in God's Word, He's given us many, many promises. Am I going to believe them, because there WILL be a fulfillment of those things which we're told....if I believe.

Just above that passage in verse 37 it says:
For with God nothing will be impossible.

Matthew 24:35 says:
"Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away."

Wow, that's a sure deal. We can't find such a deal, as that, on this planet. We need to quit being intimidated by things that are around us, calling to our spirit, soul and body, and BELIEVE what God has told us.

Mark 9:23, 24 tells us of a man that had a mute spirit:
23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."
24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"

Even this fellow saw that he needed to BELIEVE what Jesus told him. He was so desperate, that he asked the Lord to HELP HIS UNBELIEF. Are we desperate for God and His Word?
We need everything that He's promised us. He knew what we would need, and sent His Son Jesus to make provision for it, with His broken body and His shed Blood. That covenant is just as powerful today as it was the day it was cut for us.

FATHER GOD,

I BELIEVE,

HELP MY

UNBELIEF,

in Jesus' Name.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You Cannot Quit - Go On To Perfection

Hebrews 6:1: Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.

No matter how bad things are in the world, nations, family, church, YOU CAN NOT QUIT - GO ON.

One more mile, one more day, one more prayer, one more victory, FOR REAL.
We live in perilous times, grim times, fearful times, painful times, hardships, physical, financial, emotional struggles. Bad reports, children overwhelmed by the satanic onslaught of sin, filth, lies, deception, seducing sex bound environment or hell bound society - DESPAIR, FEAR, DEVASTATION will fill our minds, hearts, souls and spirits UNLESS we fill our mind, hears, souls and spirits with the Word of God.

Psalm 78:40-42 says: How they provoked Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert. Yes, again and again they tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel. They did not remember His power: The day when He redeemed them from the enemy.

They limited the Holy One of Israel and lost . We can limit the Holy One of Israel or we can be a zealous praying, obeying, bold, anointed, sanctified army of God, assaulting the gates of hell, till we hear the trumpet sound and the Words, “Come up hither.”

God is not limited by: drought, inflation, sickness, disease, poverty, hate, investments collapses, cheaters, adulterers, fornicators, liars, murders, atheists‘, He is limited by DISBELIEF.

The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is the SAME POWER that is AVAILABLE to us. When we can lay aside our “gods” long enough to PRAY, FAST, SEEK HIM.

I pray Gods Holy Ghost Power rocks the pulpits and the pews. God did not send Jesus to ENTERTAIN the world, He came to SAVE lost, hell bound souls, ladened with sin. There’s only one saving Gospel, REPENT AND BE SAVED IN JESUS’ Name.