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Patient in Tribulation 

The story of Ruth is one of intense beauty, how she saw the character of her mother-in-law, her culture and her expression, and then desires to model her life after Naomi.

What strikes me in this is the fact Naomi was deeply tested. She had left her homeland, to dwell in a culture that was vastly different than hers. She lost her husband, and then later her two sons.

Naomi knew it was of the Lord, during all that was transpiring still exhibited a trait that Ruth was drawn to, there was something in Naomi, character that was exhibited in patience, wisdom, and trust.

Eventually Naomi and Ruth sojourn back to Naomi’s homeland, her she now longer looks upon herself as Naomi, and calls herself Mara, indicating she has suffered deeply.

As this story unfolds we see how Ruth is eventually led to meet her new husband, and the result of this a son is born. In Naomi’s old age she is graced with her grandson, she no longer sees herself as Mara, she is blessed by the Lord. Additionally Naomi is blessed to nurse her grandson Obed in her old age.

There are two points that strike me about Naomi.

  • She endured the trials and tests of her life, and had the grace and humility to lead, teach and counsel the generation following her.
  • Naomi’s story is one of great intrigue, as it displays the plans of God being worked out, His Sovereign will is accomplished in the midst of what would appear on the surface as random or unrelated events.

“The mind of man plans his way,

But the Lord directs his steps.”

Proverbs 16:9

Scripture relates the outcome of this beautiful story, Obed fathers Jesse, and Jesse, David, and eventually The Son of Man. The patience endurance of Naomi, and her expression of life yielded fruit beyond anything she could have imagined. All of this is a testimony to the beauty of our Lord, and the workmanship of His hands.

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So we see the Fruit of patience during fiery trial.

 
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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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His Word is Clear

Moses received precise instructions from God concerning the details for the Tabernacle, God communicated clearly how to construct the dwelling where He would meet Israel.

There were precise instructions for moving the Ark of the Covenant, David in his zeal overlooked this, and it resulted in the death of Uzzah. Once again details are important.

Jesus gave precise instructions, the wedding feast, healing the blind, the woman caught in adultery, the meeting place for the Passover meal, and where the faithful were to tarry prior to Pentecost are all expressing details, ones to be carried out as He intended.

Today it’s the same, remember how our Lord spoke:

“For I am the Lord, I change not…” Malachi 3:6

What our Lord is accomplishing within His disciples is of greater magnitude than a physical Tabernacle, more precious than the Ark of the Covenant, or changing water to wine.

He is redeeming what was defiled, resurrecting what was dead, reconciling what was fully opposed to Him. He is creating within His disciples the greatest feat of His entire creation, sons in His image, likeness and nature.

We must have our souls humbled before our Lord in a deeper understanding of what is before us, we must see what we don’t see, and submit more fully to the workmanship of His hands.

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.”

This Love is not what we think, it is the very Nature of God, His character, quality, purity, and righteousness.

Yes Love is the greatest, because Love is the very essence of God, and this is exactly what we are to become in Him.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Humility…

Pondering earlier this morning the example of Abraham and His diversions from our Lords will, seeing these examples, and how pride robs us of patience, trust, and obedience.

 

From this seeing there is much that gets past us, we miss the subtle yet important whispers of our Lords voice, or even if we hear we often lack in the response.

 

 

Mistakes are an inescapable part of our humanity, humility is one of our greatest needs.

 

This accentuates the beauty of staying in the moment, in His presence, and understanding His grace is sufficient for whatever we are facing.

 

 

 

Be it walking in obedience or disobedience, for whichever way we walk, grace is what we need to move into His will.

If we are walking in obedience then grace provides our ability to fulfill this event.

If in disobedience grace provides us the ability to repent, to stop, or return to the narrow path.

 

Humility can never be overstated, or overvalued, for it is key to our walk into our Fathers heart and mind.

 

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Change is a comin’

“Let there be Light”

The winds of dynamic change are moving, the whole earth is pulsing. The change that is here, and that is coming, is the hope of all mankind…may we have ears to hear the inaudible yet ever present voice of Truth & Love.

 

“For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.” 

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Beauty…

There is a beauty in life, this beauty is unseen yet displayed for all to see. For all creation speaks of this beauty.

From the expanse of the heavens, to the detail of a flower we can see this beauty on display.

Life is for Living, drink it in, allow time to set in silence and ponder all that is pure, true, honorable and of good report.

Live Love

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Posted by on February 14, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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Love…

Living Love

 

Love is the voice of all creation, Love is the purifying fire that reconciles all, in the Name of Love.

 

You cannot add nor subtract from Love, for Love is One, indivisible, complete, and whole.

 

 

Love is an atomic bomb to our human understanding, in that it’s so intense, so vast, so limitless, so beyond our nature.

 

 

 

Love is the Alpha and the Omega of all creation.

 

Love is the heartbeat of our Father.

 

 

Love touched this earth, walked the path of man, embraced humanity, the whole of humanity for one purpose, to reveal Love.

 

In all that is written, in all that has been said or ever will be said about wisdom, truth, or life, it can be summed up in one word…Love.

 

 

 

Love loved us first, and foremost, and Love desires that we learn to live, vibrantly, creatively, and wholly, in Love.

 

There is the unquestionable need for Faith, and that our hearts beat with Hope, all in the desire, to Live Love.

may it be so…

 

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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The Power of One…

It’s time…to rise in our state of being.


The family of man is in all reality one, one in the beginning and one in our Fathers eyes today, and beyond time. The oneness is true, the reality of this is yet for us to understand, but nonetheless true today.


When we begin to operate, move and discover our being in The One that enables the family of man this blessing, we see division subtracted from our hearts, and oneness multiplied.


The Prince of Peace, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Light and Life of all mankind not only makes this possible, it goes beyond possibility, it is reality. 


This is the meaning of His ministry of reconciliation, His Word is Truth, may we have His eyes, His heart, His zeal to become the beautiful creation that we are, all to the praise of His glory, now and forever, Amen














 
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Posted by on February 4, 2017 in Jesus Christ, Zion

 

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