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Friday, 30 March 2012

Jesus' Last Words on the Cross

The hill is quiet now. Not still but quiet. For the first time all day there is no noise. 

The clamor began to subside when the darkness—that puzzling midday darkness—fell. Like water douses a fire, the shadows doused the ridicule. No more taunts. No more jokes. No more jesting. And, in time, no more mockers. One by one the onlookers turned and began the descent.

That is, all the onlookers except you and me. We did not leave. We came to learn. And so we lingered in the semidarkness and listened. We listened to the soldiers cursing, the passersby questioning, and the women weeping. But most of all, we listened to the trio of dying men groaning. Hoarse, guttural, thirsty groans. They groaned with each rolling of the head and each pivot of the legs.

But as the minutes became hours, these groans diminished. The three seemed dead. Were it not for the belabored breathing, you would have thought they were.

Then he screamed. As if someone had yanked his hair, the back of his head slammed against the sign that bore his name, and he screamed. Like a dagger cuts the curtain, his scream cut the dark. Standing as straight as the nails would permit, he cried as one calling for a lost friend, “Eloi!”

His voice was raspy, scratchy. Reflections of the torch flame danced in his wide eyes. “My God!”

Ignoring the volcano of erupting pain, he pushed upward until his shoulders were higher than his nailed hands. “Why have you forsaken me?”  
The soldiers stared. The weeping of the women ceased. One of the Pharisees sneered sarcastically, “He’s calling Elijah.”

No one laughed.

He’d shouted a question to the heavens, and you half expected heaven to shout one in return. And apparently it did. For the face of Jesus softened, and an afternoon dawn broke as he spoke a final time. “It is finished. Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”

As he gave his final breath, the earth gave a sudden stir. A rock rolled, and a soldier stumbled. Then, as suddenly as the silence was broken, the silence returned.

And now all is quiet. The mocking has ceased. There is no one to mock.

He Chose the Nails
The soldiers are busy with the business of cleaning up the dead. Two men have come. Dressed well and meaning well, they are given the body of Jesus.

From He Chose the Nails: What God Did To Win Your Heart 

ragged claws

I should have been a pair of ragged claws..
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas...

But there was a Man, who saw something in me that He could use...

and He declared that He had plans for me... plans to give me a future filled with hope..

This Stranger, touched my heart and made me whole again.

...and I vowed to love Him forever.

Monday, 19 March 2012

VERWAG verandering

Verwag verandering in jou en sy hart
Iets wonderliks gebeur in ons harte wanneer ons vir iemand anders bid.  Die hardheid begin smelt. Ons word in staat gestel om by die pyn verby te gaan en te vergewe. Uiteindelik word ons lief vir dier persOon vir wie ons bid.  Dit is ‘n wonderwerk. Dit gebeur omdat ons die teenwoordigheid van God betree wanneer ons bid en Hy ons vul met Sy Gees van liefde. Wanneer jy vir jou man bid sal die liefde wat God vir hom het in jou hart groei. Nie net dit nie jy sal vind dat liefde vir jou ook in sy hart groei sonder dat hy eens weet dat jy vir hom bid.

Selfs al word jou gebed nie heeltemal uit onselfsugtige motiewe gebore nie, sal jou motiewe onselfsugtiger word namate jy bid. Jy sal vind dat jou reaksies steeds meer liefdevol word. Jy sal agterkom dat dinge wat vroeer struweling tussen jul veroorsaak het, dit nie meer sal doen nie. Julle sal sonder om rusie te maak, oor sake kan saamstem.
Hierdie eenheid is lewens-noodsaaklik.

Wanneer ons nie verenig is nie, val alles uitmekaar.
Elke koningkryk wat onderling verdeeld is, gaan ten gronde, en geen stad of huis wat onderling verdeeld is, sal bly staan nie (Math. 12:25)
Gebed bring eenheid selfs wanneer julle nie saam bid nie. 

Wat as my man nie die Here dien nie [of teruggeval het]?
As jou man nie ‘n gelowige is nie, besef jy seker reeds wat jy daarmee bereik om met hom oor die Here te praat as hy nie die eerste paar keer gereageer het nie.  Dis nie soseer dat jy nooit iets vir hom moet se nie, maar as dit wat jy se altyd met ongeergdheid of geirriteerdheid beantwoord word, is jou volgende stap om stil te bly en te bid. Die bybelse ‘n vrou kan haar man oorhaal sonder om iets te se, want wat hy in sy vrou waarneem, spreek harder as wat sy vir hom se.
Hul sal vir Christus gewen kan word deur die gedrag van hulle vrouens. Dit sal nie eens vir jul nodig wees om ‘n woord te se nie (1 Petrus 3:1.2)

Die Here se Hy praat van dinge wat nie bestaan nie asof dit bestaan. Jy kan dit ook doen. 

Jy kan se: Ek gaan nie voorgee nie, maar ek gaan praat van dinge wat nie deel is van my man se lewe nie as of dit wel deel is.  Selfs al het hy nie geloof nie, gaan ek vir hom bid asof hy geloof het.

Friday, 16 March 2012

I'm Alive

When I was locked inside my head
When I was lost in a maze of doubt
You called my name and woke me up
You called my name and led me out

And when I chased one more mirage
'Til I was tired and parched again
You gave me one more cup to fill
And sent me one more desert rain

I'm alive, I'm on fire
And my spirit burns with desire
You set me alight, bright-eyed
And with no way to hold it inside
I wanted to thank You
Thank You, thank You

I was sure of all I knew
I knew the world was mine to claim
I had directions printed out
And then I hit a wall of shame

Out there alone and left to die
Cut off from You, my sole supply
You shed Your tears for me and then
You took my hand and raised me high

I'm alive, I'm on fire
And my spirit burns with desire
You set me alight, bright-eyed
And with no way to hold it inside
I wanted to thank You
Thank You, thank You

I wanted to thank You
Thank You, thank You
I wanted to thank You
Thank You, yeah, thank You

I wanted to thank You
Yeah, I thank You, just thank You
I wanted to thank You
Yeah, I thank You, just thank You
I wanted to thank You
Thank You, thank You

I'm alive, I'm on fire
And my spirit burns with desire
You set me alight, bright-eyed
And with no way to hold it inside
I wanted to thank You
Thank You, thank You

I, I'm alive, I'm on fire
And my spirit burns with desire
You set me alight, bright-eyed
And with no way to hold it inside
I wanted to thank You
Thank You, thank You

I wanted to thank You
Thank You, thank You
I wanted to thank You
Thank You, thank You
I wanted to thank You
Thank You, thank You

 I'm Alive – Peter Furler 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

With reverence and awe

God is an all-consuming Fire. A God [Fire] that utterly consumes or destroys.
~ Someone we should worship and talk to with reverence and awe (Hebr 12:28)
...where is our fear that pleases Him?
...why has it become so easy for some to talk disrespectful with God or about God?

He is the creator of the heavens and the earth, for goodness sake!

He is Holy...!
The bible says in Hebrews 11:14...."live holy lives, because if you don't, you will not see the Lord..."

Have we no respect aymore for who He IS?

If you have no respect for who He is, then what about for what He has done...for you.

Is the reason that we still sin so easily, not maybe - just maybe that we have no respect for Jesus... and that we have taken His grace and mercy for granted?

The latter sounds more acceptable to admit that it is indeed so... but think about this for a second... if you have taken something or someone for granted, what does it actually mean?

[Please drop me an email with your thouhts and comments on this.... ]

Or do you never think about it this way or maybe you prefer not to think about it?
To see it as it is?
Can you?
Or will you continue to justify your bad behaviour and sins?
And lie to yourself?

Or will you 'man-up' and call it as it is...

To lie is to compromise and when you compromise it means you cooperate with the father of lies...
...which hardens your heart against sin..
...and God
...and when that happens....we take His mercy and Grace for granted...
...we speak lightly of God
...and when that happens...there is no 'reverance and awe' in our worship...
...and when that happens there is no motivation to seek His presence
...and when that happens, we fail to see the glory of our King!


Friday, 9 March 2012

Cords that cannot be broken!

'I will bind up that which was broken and I will strengthen the weak (sick)!' says the Lord God.  Ezekiel 34:16

- God is able to restore any situation or circumstance.
- God is an expert at taking what is broken and healing it.
- God is able to give strength to those who are weak or sick.
- Give it to God - He can make something beautiful out of it!

Lord, I give You the areas of our lives that are broken and weak. I ask You to intervene and bring restoration, healing and strength. Amen.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Wanneer 'n vrou vir haar huwelik bid

Daar was ‘n tyd in my lewe wat ek nie meer met my man getroud wou wees, onder een dak met hom wou bly nie, en nie meer kans gesien het vir sy woede, venynigde woorde, spitefullgeit, drankmisbruik, ontrouheid ens nie.

Ek was desperaat in my omstandighede en het my tot die Here gewend, my hart onvoorwaardelik vir Hom gegee en gevra om in te gryp. En Hy het. Maar in die tyd het die Here my gewys hoe om ‘oor’ te begin want ek het gou die blaam na my man gewend ‘want hy was immers die onregverdige een, die een wat ons nie mooi behandel het nie, ander se part eerder gevat het’,.. ens.

Ek moes leer dat ek net soveel skuld het soos hy. Ek was verbitterd, opvlieënd, geirriteerd, onvergenoegd, (met rede!!), het hom nie ge-eer as die hoof van die huis nie, het hom nie gerespekteer nie, (want hy het dit nie verdien nie en was nie in lyn nie!  ~ het ek geglo).

Ek het besef dat ek my eie onversoenlikheid teenoor my man moes belei. My verbittering, my woede, my hardheid van hart, my emosionele ontrekking van hom af... want in die Here se oë is daar nie ‘n groot en klein sonde nie. Ek moes leer dat daar geen verskil is of ek my man vloek en of hy ontrou is nie. Die een is nie groter of kleiner as die ander nie. Of jy moord pleeg of skinder – daar is geen verskil nie. Sonde is sonde.

Ek moes die sonde in my hart belei vir die Here om my gebede te verhoor. Ek mos glo dat die deel van ons verhouding wat deur pyn, afsydigheid en selfsug weggevreet is, herstel kan word. Ek moes vertrou dat enigiets wat oor my toegesak het, soos misbruik, ontrouheid, enigiets – herstel kon word. Ek moes besluit het dat alles wat besig was om my man te verteer, soos werksverslawing, alkolisme, ens vernietig kan word. Ek moes vertrou dat die Here ons kon verlos van alles.

Ek het geleer dat als begin by gebed.  Die Here het my deur boeke en Sy woord gewys om werklik vir Sy seun, my man, te bid; en in die proses sou Hy my huwelik vernuwe (wat morsdood was) en Sy seën op ons albei uitstort. Op die stadium was ek nie lus om met my huwelik aan te gaan nie, maar nogtans het ek begin bid.

My man was vasgevang in ‘n web van sy verlede en hy moes vrygemaak word daarvan. Die Here het my geleer om vir man te begin bid. En al het ek geglo ek het eerder gebed nodig, was ek te desperaat vir verandering dat ek besluit het om dit wel te doen.

Geleidelik het verandering in ons albei begin kom. Ek het agtergekom hoe meer ek bid, hoe meer vorm liefde in my hart ~ vir die Here en vir my man – en hoe meer ek liefde gevoel het hoe meer het ek begin bid. Dit was weird. Wonderlik weird.

Wanneer my man kwaad raak het ek gebid in plaas van negatief reageer. Wanneer my man nie huis toe kom nie, het ek vir hom gebid ~ al wou ek eerder hé ‘n weerligstraal moes my man tref!

Ek het besluit dat die konflik in my huwelik beiindig sal word en die houvas wat rusie op ons het verbreek sal word.  Ek moes leer bid dat die Here ons uit die put van onversoenlikheid sou haal en ek moes liefde, vrede en versoening spreek en glo en bid.

Moenie jou huwelik afskryf nie. Hy is in staat om die een wat jy het, te neem en van hom ‘n nuwe een in Christus te maak.Ons het die HERE se krag aan ons kant. Ons kan besluit ons veg daarvoor in gebed. Want ‘n egskeiding is nie die oplossing nie.

Ek weet. 
Ek was al daar.
Jou probleme is meer.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Have you ever considered this?

Have you ever-ever considered this about God's creation ... the way He enjoys His own? The way He speaks to it? Have you ever considered this:  they speak back to their Creator? 

Have you ever paused to think that when God sends lightning flashes forth, they report for duty?

Do you know that the young ones of the crow calls out to God and tell Him they are hungry?

Have you ever wondered about God's wisdom, His cleverness, His knowledge, His ability to create and to make things work?

Do you know that God gives orders to the morning and instructs the sea where its proud waves has to stop?
That God walks through the valleys of the ocean depths and that darkness has a home?

Then consider this....
That this God, who created heaven and earth and everything in it, planned and created you.  But that is not all, that He loves you, with a love that is far beyond my understanding.  That He wants to be your Father, your friend and that He wants to have a relationship with you.

You, who have failed Him, you whom have hardened your heart against sin, you who have betrayed Him so many times before.. over and over. 

get this...
He loves you unconditionally,
There is nothing, nothing that you have done, that God cannot forgive.
He died for every possible wrong you could have done in your life.

and all you have to do, is to ask God for His grace, His forgiveness
then walk away from all the wrong in your life...
and start all over.

Job 38
(The Lord speaks to Job)

Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me if you have such insight.
Who determined its dimensions?
Certainly, you know!
Who stretched a measuring line over it?
On what were its footings sunk?
Who laid its cornerstone when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Who shut the sea behind gates when it burst through and came out of the womb when I clothed it with clouds and wrapped it up in dark clouds, when I set a limit for it and put up bars and gates, when I said, ' You may come this far...  Here your proud waves will stop '.

Have you ever given orders to the morning or assigned a place for the dawn so that it could grab the earth by its edges and shake wicked people out of it?
The earth changes like clay stamped by a seal, and parts of it stand out like folds in clothing.
Wicket people are deprived of their light, and an arm raised in victory is broken.
Have you gone to the springs in the sea or walked through the valleys of the ocean depths?
Have the gateways to death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gateways to total darkness?
Have you even considered how wide the earth is?
Tell me, if you know all this!

What is the way to the place where light lives?
Where is the home of darkness so that you may lead it to its territory, so that you may know the path to its home?
Have you been to the warehouse where snow is stored or seen the warehouses of hail that I have stored up for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war?
Which is the way to the place where light is scattered and the east wind is spread across the earth?

Who made a channel for the flooding rains and a path for the thunderstorms to bring rain on a land where no one lives, on a desert where there are no humans, to saturate the desolate wasteland in order to make it sprout with grass?
Does the rain have a father?
Who gave birth to the dewdrops?
From whose womb came the ice, and who has given birth to the frost in the air?
The water hardens like a stone, and the surface of the ocean freezes over.

Can you send lightning flashes so that they may go and say to you, 'Here we are'?
Who put wisdom in the heart or gave understanding to the mind?
Can you hunt prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of her cups as they crouch in their dens and lie ready to ambush from their lairs?

Who provides food for the crow when its young ones cry to God and wander around in need of food?

Monday, 5 March 2012

a Covenant

When you enter into a blood covenant with someone, you promise to give them you life, your love, and your protection forever.

And that is what Jesus did for me when He died on the cross...

Marriage is a blood covenant. I never understood this, until very recently.

When I married my husband we entered into a covenant relationship and we called God as a witness. [Without understanding it way back then]
Some may not honor marriage as a blood covenant but God says it is [Malachi 2:14, Proverbs 2:17]

I promised to give my husband my love.. but I never thought or feel like giving him my life. I just didn't. 

I never knew that this covenant means that I should lay down my life for my husband. As a matter if fact, even if this occurred to me a year or so ago I still would not have entertained the idea - because 'he didn't deserved it'.

Until one Saturday morning, God clearly impressed on my heart that He chose to enter into a covenant relationship with me - to lay down His life for me... even when I didn't deserve it - And that's what a covenant relationship means.

That you lay down your life; even if you know that person will never deserve it, will often mistreat you, will reject you, may not necessary love you the way you needed to be loved, my often hurt you, will behave badly, or never accept you for who you are...

My heart missed a beat.... 'coz I knew that this was something I had to do...needed to do...  With my whole heart I need to be in right-standing with God in all I do, even if it means this.

This is not a decision one makes lightheartedly.
This revelation was a big deal for me.
It's another level I knew I had to be on.

I thought deep and hard about it, because I knew once I make this decision it is going to cost something-if not all of me and most probably stretched me into directions I do not want to go.

4 Days later I not only made the decision but I took a vow before God, from that day on, that I will take the covenant I made with my husband seriously and lay down my life for my him. I meant it.  Even if he never gets this.

And something changed in my heart.... I have this 'new love' for my husband. I see him differently - I cannot explain this. I even think of him as my hero. Gheee wizzzzz.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Dogwood Tree

Here is a small reminder of what happened on Good Friday long ago. The dogwood was the tree chosen to construct the Cross that would be used to take the body of Jesus. 

The blooms often appear in the shape of a Cross with holes in the tips of the pedals signifying the nails that were driven into the Cross.

If you look closely at these holes you can notice a faint red stain representing the Blood. In the center you will find a green bloom symbolizing the crown of thorns placed on the head of Jesus. After the Crucifixion, God proclaimed that dogwood trees would never grow large ever again. This is the reason the trunks of dogwoods are skinny and often branch off low on the trunk. 
The dogwood is more than a tree…it is a representation of life. 

With every spring we are reminded of what God did for us and given the chance to be reborn and start a new life as “children of God”. (John 3:1)

Bible - Truths

And we have known and believed the love that God has in us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. In this is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, that as He is, so also we are in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has torment. He who fears has not been perfected in love. 1John 4:16-18

The Bible says that God is LOVE... And in the same verse it says that there is no fear in love. They are opposites in the Kingdom. If we are operating in fear we are working for the enemy even if we think we are doing something 'righteous'. This would count especially in cases where we care too much what others think of us - if we are fearing people more than we fear God we are people pleasing. Having respect and love for another person is NOT the same as people pleasing and sometimes when we are immature in love we can mistake the two. We need to learn how to have respect and love for a person yet not allow them to overstep our authority or make us a door mat.

The fear of God is not the same as other fear. The fear of God is a Reverence or Respect or awe for Him and it is LOVE (obedience) to mainly His Voice (being Spirit led) - this will always line up with the Word of God. We are not supposed to point at a page in the Word and say, "I think I will do this today." We should know the voice of God and allow Him to orchestrate EVERYTHING we do and say and are.  This will bring a balance into our lives and we will handle situations the way He would - WHY? Because we are only doing what He says When He says to do it.

We have to look at it like this... A soldier in an army waits for his orders. He does not run ahead of the commanding officer just because he thinks he might have the Intel about a certain operation. He waits until the commanding officer gives the command then he becomes a strategic tool in the armies’ arsenal. If all of the troops went off and did what they thought was best there would be no unity and disorder - this brings chaos and strife. ORDER brings PEACE...

Here is the contrast between Love (God) and Fear (the Enemy)...
Love is Kind - Fear is Unkind
Love is Patient, Fear is Impatient
Love is Never Jealous, Fear is Jealous
Love is Never Boastful, Fear is Boastful,
Love is Never Proud, Fear is Proud
Love is Never Rude, Fear is Rude
Love isn't Selfish, Fear is Selfish
Love isn't Quick Tempered, Fear is Quick Tempered
Love doesn't Keep a Record of Wrongs that others do, Fear does Keep a Record of the wrongs that others do
Love Rejoices in the Truth, Fear Rejoices in Evil.
Love is Always Supportive, Fear is Never Supportive
Love is Loyal, Fear is Disloyal
Love is Hopeful, Fear is Hopeless
Love is Trusting, Fear is Distrusting Love Never Fails! Fear Always Fails! 1Co 13:4 -8

Also, here is the fruit of the Spirit - the Spirit and the Flesh (carnal mind - the pride of man) are opposites in the Kingdom... For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is  life and peace because the carnal mind is enmity against God (God is  Spirit), for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can  it be. So then they who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:6

Here is the contrast between the Spirit and the Flesh... Here is scripture on it...

I wish that those causing you to doubt will cut themselves off. For, brothers, you were called to LIBERTY. Only DO NOT use the liberty for an opening to the Flesh, but BY LOVE SERVE one another. For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, "You shall LOVE your neighbour as yourself." But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you are not consumed by one another. I say, then, Walk in the Spirit and you SHALL NOT fulfil the lusts of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. And these are contrary to one another; lest whatever you may will, these things you do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are NOT UNDER LAW. Now the works of the flesh are clearly revealed, which are:

adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lustfulness, idolatry, sorcery,  hatreds, fighting’s, jealousies, angers, rivalries, divisions,  heresies, envying’s, murders, drunkenness’s, revelling’s, and things like  these; of which I tell you before, as I also said before, that they  who do such things shall not inherit he kingdom of God.

But the fruit of the Spirit is: Love (flesh is fear), Joy (flesh is sorrow), Peace (flesh is chaos or strife), Long-Suffering (flesh is intolerable), Kindness (flesh is unkind), Goodness (flesh is naughty or bad), Faith (flesh is doubtful), Meekness (flesh is self-important), Self-Control (flesh is confusion or disorder); against such things (of the Spirit) there is no law. But those belonging to Christ have CRUCIFIED

THE FLESH, with its passions and lusts (this is the refiners fire that  brings us to a place of maturity - Patience having it's perfect work  in us - scripture below). If we LIVE in the Spirit, let us also WALK (this is speaking of what we do) in the Spirit. Let us not become glory-seeking, provoking one another, envying one another. Galatians 5:12-26

This is what brings us to Maturity In Christ...

 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into different kinds of temptations, knowing that the TRYING OF YOUR FAITH WORKS PATIENCE. But LET Patience have its Perfect (mature) work, so that you MAY be Perfect (mature) and entire (whole), lacking nothing (not in poverty in any area - translation - NO FEAR). But if any of you lacks wisdom (or is in poverty where wisdom is concerned), let him ask of God, who gives to ALL liberally and with No reproach, and it SHALL BE given to him. 

But let him ask IN FAITH, doubting nothing. For he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven by the wind and tossed. For DO NOT LET THAT  MAN THINK THAT HE SHALL RECEIVE ANYTHING FROM THE LORD; (It is not  that the Lord is withholding anything from us - the problem is that if we Doubt we cannot receive anything - you can even possess  something without actually receiving it) he is a double-minded man, not dependable in all his ways. James 1:2-8

King of the Jews

My King was born King. The Bible says He’s a Seven Way King. He’s the King of the Jews – that’s a racial King. He’s the King of Israel – that’s a National King. He’s the King of righteousness. He’s the King of the ages. He’s the King of Heaven. He’s the King of glory. He’s the King of kings and He is the Lord of lords. Now that’s my King.
Well I wonder if you know Him.
Do you know Him? Don’t try to mislead me. Do you know my King? David said the Heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament show His handiwork. My King is the only one whom there are no means of measure can define His limitless love. No far seeing telescope can bring into visibility the coastline of His shore of supplies. No barriers can hinder Him from pouring out His blessing. Well, well, He’s enduringly strong. He’s entirely sincere. He’s eternally steadfast. He’s immortally graceful. He’s imperially powerful. He’s impartially merciful.

That’s my King.
He’s God’s Son. He’s the sinner’s saviour. He’s the centrepiece of civilization. He stands alone in Himself. He’s august. He’s unique. He’s unparalleled. He’s unprecedented. He’s supreme. He’s pre-eminent. Well, He’s the loftiest idea in literature. He’s the highest personality in philosophy. He’s the supreme problem in high criticism. He’s the fundamental doctrine of proved theology. He’s the carnal necessity of spiritual religion.

That’s my King.

He’s the miracle of the age. He’s the superlative of everything good that you choose to call Him. Well, He’s the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously. He supplies strength for the weak. He’s available for the tempted and the tried. He sympathizes and He saves. He’s strong God and He guides. He heals the sick. He cleanses the lepers. He forgives sinners. He discharged debtors. He delivers the captives. He defends the feeble. He blesses the young. He serves the unfortunate. He regards the aged. He rewards the diligent and He beautifies the meek. Do you know Him?

Well, my King is the key of knowledge. He’s the wellspring of wisdom. He’s the doorway of deliverance. He’s the pathway of peace. He’s the roadway of righteousness. He’s the highway of holiness. He’s the gateway of glory. He’s the master of the mighty. He’s the captain of the conquerors. He’s the head of the heroes. He’s the leader of the legislatures. He’s the overseer of the overcomers. He’s the governor of governors. He’s the prince of princes. He’s the King of kings and He’s the Lord of lords. That’s my King. Yeah. Yeah.

That’s my King.

My King, His office is manifold. His promise is sure. His light is matchless. His goodness is limitless. His mercy is everlasting. His love never changes. His Word is enough. His grace is sufficient. His reign is righteous. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Well. I wish I could describe Him to you, but He’s indescribable. He’s indescribable. Yes. He’s incomprehensible. He’s invincible. He’s irresistible. I’m coming to tell you, the heavens of heavens cannot contain Him, let alone a man explaining Him. You can’t get Him out of your mind. You can’t get Him off of your hands. You can’t outlive Him and you can’t live without Him. Well, Pharisees couldn’t stand Him, but they found out they couldn’t stop Him. Pilot couldn’t find any fault in Him. The witnesses couldn’t get their testimonies to agree. Herod couldn’t kill Him. Death couldn’t handle Him and the grave couldn’t hold Him.

That’s my King.

He always has been and He always will be. I’m talking about He had no predecessor and He’ll have no successor. There was nobody before Him and there’ll be nobody after Him. You cant impeach Him and He’s not going to resign. That’s my King! That’s my King! Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory. Well, all the power belongs to my King. We’re around here talking about black power and white power and green power, but it’s God’s power. Thine is the power. Yeah. And the glory. We try to get prestige and honour and glory for ourselves, but the glory is all His. Yes!

Thine is the Kingdom and the power and glory, forever and ever and ever and ever. How long is that? And ever and ever and ever and ever. And when you get through with all of the evers, then, Amen.

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