Thursday, May 27, 2010

Daily Bible Reading - Psalm 81

Good Morning World!

It is a blessed day in the presence of the Lord Jesus our Saviour.  It can be hard at times, but we must never loose site of what Jesus has done for us, is doing for us, and will do for us.  Keeping on keeping on can be a struggle and a sacrifice, but it is worth it!  Too, often this world and all its pleasures, cares and distractions get us down and side track us.  We must not let that happen!  That is why prayer is so very important.  Prayer keeps us in contact with the one who is truly in control of all.  We don't want to be the ones who don't have control, but in reality we are just a spec in a grand tapestry that the Almighty is weaving.  Wouldn't it be better to be a willing participant than a stray piece of the thread that is cut out because it is much too difficult to work with?  Remember Jesus!

Psalm 81  (A Psalm of Asaph)
Here is another Psalm that has a very prominent theme.  Worship and Praise.  Not just any worship and praise though.  This is very specific, very anointed, very special to God.  This worship is commanded by God and derived from a heart and soul that is thankful for the deliverance that God has wrought in said persons life!  This type of worship is very special and important to God.  This type of worship lifts God up so He can draw all men unto Himself.  Deliverance worship is also one of the most heart felt, and true kinds of worship.

When we are truly thankful for someone saving us, we will do almost anything to repay that person.  Why should it be any different with God?  When Jesus saved us from our wretched, depraved, sin-filled lifestyles, our lives were complete changed and we were given a freedom that no one can describe.  What could be greater?

Yet, after all Jesus has done for us we still have the audacity to fold our arms, and wait for the rapture of the Church.  I have a feeling that we will be waiting a long time too long if we don't get off our proverbial rear-end and start worshiping Jesus like we ought!

If we read the end of the chapter we can find the God found the same attitude the Church faces today!  So, He let His people go, and they followed their hearts, lusts and counsels and ended up getting destroyed by the enemy!  I for one do not want the enemy of my soul winning the battle.  No!  I want my Saviour to get all the glory for everything in my life!

Let's Worship Jesus together, and let this world know what a great Saviour and Deliverer Jesus is!

Yours for Deliverance Worship,
Pastor Fred

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Daily Bible Reading - Psalm 80

Good Morning World!

It has been a very interesting, eventful, trying, exciting and blessed few weeks.  God is so Good all the time!  First, I've been battling a head cold / sinus infection / chest infection for about 4 weeks, am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Much honey and Cinnamon and a couple other remedies are beginning to re-establish my bodies immune system.  Second, company.  The in-laws were out for a week. and finally, we bought our 5 children a large play house / swing set / tunnel slide.  Thank God these things go on sale a couple times a year!  That took about 5 evenings to put together.  All in all it has been quite a few weeks.  Things finally seem to be settling down, and we can continue our discovery of Psalms together once again!

Psalm 80
Another Psalm of Asaph, and one that immediately caught my attention, because Asaph references something in the first couple of verses that is important.  "...Thou that dwells between the cherubims..."  This is a very important statement and the meaning behind it continues throughout the whole Psalm.  

Referring to the God who dwells between the cherubims refers to the Old Tabernacle and Temple.  Within the Holiest of Holies was the Ark of the covenant. Upon this Ark was a lid and upon the lid was two cherubims facing each other over looking the MERCY SEAT.  Asaph was calling upon the mercy and grace of God to bring them back, and restore them!

There will be many times in our lives, and especially when we come to Jesus for Salvation, that we must call upon Him based upon His mercy and grace.  We can't possible hope to meet with Jesus any other way.  He is a Holy God, and He is Perfect so how can we possibly think to enter His presence and not be utterly destroyed!  We are all guilty of sin, wrong doing and bad attitudes, and God's holiness will not tolerate this.  We must then turn to the Mercy and Grace that Jesus displayed on Calvary, when He died for our sins and took our place.  This mercy and grace it what gives us the ability to walk into God's presence without dying!

We must thank God daily for His wonderful grace and mercy, as it is this that keeps us from His terrible wrath!  Thank You Jesus!

Yours for Mercy, Grace and Truth!
Pastor Fred

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Our Prayer Family: A List of Prayer Requests

  • Newfoundland & Labrador! That a wave of God's Spirit would flood this great province!
  • Your Neighbors, that Jesus would save their souls!
  • Springdale, Newfoundland: Pray that God's Spirit would awaken souls to their need of salvation and continued spiritual growth. Also, pray that Pastor Fred can teach many Home Bible Studies.
  • Pastor Fred and his family: Pray for Health, Strength, Inspiration, Revival and that God will lead him to many hungry souls
  • The Country You Live in: Pray for Salvation, Revival, Missionaries and the Moving of God's Spirit

Weekly Prayer for A Country on my counter:

Please pray with me for the country that is in focus each week. Thank You and may God richly bless your prayer life.


A Prayer for Canada:

This week Lord Jesus we bring the country of Canada. Let the revival of your Word and Name sweep across this vast dominion. Let all ethnic groups that now call this great land home become hungry for something more, and find YOU! Let the Church arise to become the bastion of Truth that it is meant to be. Let you people become the light and power that spreads your Gospel throughout all this land!
We ask this all in the Name of Jesus Christ -- Amen!