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It is in the darkness or the dark circumstances we find ourselves in we shall see the glory of God shine through! Let there be no doubt… God is in full control!

 

 

When what rises from our minds numbs us to our feet,

tells the body, if unhealthy, there is nothing it can beat…

be it then attributed to the darkness building in sight,

for is this not the “latter days” foretold, day into night?

Be it a something that is attacking your body and soul

but the world cries out to console only its own by its goal,

and then would decry a God which does the same thing,

God’s people or His Bride, His Nation Israel will again sing

of God’s glory… sits He as He is, Jesus Christ our Lord,

and “a natural” man thinks not to seek sure divine accord…

love is best realized when love is given without exception

and returns as freely… ready to supply your needs unction. 

 

Scripture tells us we only see through the glass darkly, in 1 Corinthians 13:12, and if we can see/look through a glass darkly then we can feel the same way, can’t we? Feeling is to Spirit what sight is to the senses… and that feeling can be influenced by God for His Will to be completed on Earth. Pray God is not yet finished with you or in sharing your own heart for Him to an unknowing world. 

 

1 Corinthians 13:12 KJV

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12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

 

Acts 17:3 KJV

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3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

 

2 Corinthians 11:30 KJV

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30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

 

[Below is an abstract from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)… for 2 Corinthians 11, verses 22-33.]

It may well lead us to inquire whether or not we really are followers of Christ. Here we may study patience, courage, and firm trust in God. Here we may learn to think less of ourselves; and we should ever strictly keep to truth, as in God’s presence; and should refer all to his glory, as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for evermore.

Beloved, are you not known by God… of course you are? When you are God’s own and are known: all issues are laid at the altar, prayed over and left there… knowing you’ve just left them in God’s hands to care for.

Under Psalms 27 we are told… and by Matthew Henry here in abstract below the scripture.

 

Of David.

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?

Let us look unto the suffering Saviour, and pray in faith, not to be delivered into the hands of our enemies. Let us encourage each other to wait on the Lord, with patient expectation, and fervent prayer.

 

Ezekiel 22:14 KJV

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14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I the LORD have spoken it, and will do it.

 

Do you know the God that reveals Himself to you?

 

Hebrews 1:10 KJV

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10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:

 

Daniel 6:26-27 26 “I issue a decree that in every part of my kingdom people must fear and reverence the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God and he endures forever; his kingdom will not be destroyed, his dominion will never end. 27 He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth. He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions.”

 

Water from a rock?

 

 Then there was the pool at Bethesda, meaning “house of mercy” or “flowing water”, by the Shepherd’s Gate, and healing was commonly seen when an angel would stir the waters. Yes, there were healing waters in Jerusalem.

[Expositors generally agree that the virtue this pool had was supernatural. Here is where an abstract was taken for your viewing below.]

God is a free agent in dispensing his favours.(2.) The operation of the medicine: Whoever first stepped in was made whole. here is, [1.] miraculous extent of the virtue as to the diseases cured; what disease soever it was, this water cured it. Natural and artificial baths are as hurtful in some cases as they are useful in others, but this was a remedy for every malady, even for those that came from contrary causes. The power of miracles succeeds where the power of nature succumbs.

All one has to do is believe God can do this… and to accept divine decree of the God of Israel. Below comes as an abstract from this dictionary, for the names of God, and here it is  on yhwh.

From the wilderness experience of bitter waters at Marah emerges another such “name”: Yahweh Rophe (“The Lord who heals, ” Exod 15:26; cf. Psalm 103:3)

 

Isaiah 53:4-5 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

 

Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

 

Exodus 15:26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

 

Of David.

Psalm 103:1-3 1 Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 

[Please look to the link for Genesis 2, under (4)(a), and a brief abstract below… ]

(4) In his redemptive relation to man, Jehovah has seven compound names which reveal Him as meeting every need of man from his lost state to the end. These compound names are:

(a) Jehovah-jireh, “the Lord will provide” Genesis 22:13 Genesis 22:14 i.e., will provide a sacrifice; (b) Jehovah-rapha, “the Lord that healeth” Exodus 15:26 . That this refers to physical healing the context shows, but the deeper healing of soul malady is implied.

On Psalm 6 below and thoughts by Matthew Henry here.

Psalm 6:1-2 1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

Luke 7:22 KJV

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22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.

Matthew 15:31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.

 

[Below is from here, and in abstract, on Matt 15.]

Miracles, which are the matter of our wonder, must be the matter of our praise; and mercies, which are the matter of our rejoicing, must be the matter of our thanksgiving. Those that were healed, glorified God; if he heal our diseases, all that is within us must bless his holy name; and if we have been graciously preserved from blindness, and lameness, and dumbness, we have as much reason to bless God as if we had been cured of them; nay, and the standers-by glorified God. Note, God must be acknowledged with praise and thankfulness in the mercies of others as in our own. They glorified him as the God of Israel, his church’s God, a God in covenant with his people, who hath sent the Messiah promised; and this is he. See Lu. 1:68 . Blessed be the Lord God of Israel.

Sing unto the Lord a new song, for He he has done great and marvelous things.

 

until they were healed.

 

Won’t you try to look at God and humanity with a different heart?

 

Matthew 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

In asking Jesus to heal simply by speaking, the centurion shows that he accepted the authority of Christ’s word. No one can have real faith if they reject the Word of God.

 

Unity of God is complete when we find God first loved us… before we accept(ed) Him in our lives!

 

Psalm 30:2 LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.

{On healinga second in a Series of three.}

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