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The One Messiah

This is really different for me, not the poetic writing; trying to anyway. What is different is that I wrote this while listening to worship music from several different people. Check it out and tell me what you think! If you have not heard the MercyMe song at the end, give it a listen.

 

You are the One Messiah
The living and true God
The One and Only

No matter my wandering, no matter my pain
No matter my confusion or misunderstanding
No matter any circumstance, you are the One

The church attended is of no consequence
The faith chosen inconsequential
The mode of worship unimportant
Loving the Creator, hands raised in worship…this is important

Hallelujah Jesus reigns
Hallelujah Jesus is the One
Hallelujah the One is risen and He reigns

The One Messiah is true
The Christ is He
Blessed are we to know

He calls in the dark
He offers a way
The path is paved
Steps directed by the One…who went before

We are called into the light
The blessed Messiah calls us into the Light; He is the Light

The One offers the Way
The Truth is in His hand
He lights the way with His Word

The One and Only
No one else compares, no one dares

He is our Light in the dark
He is love to our brokenness
He is a refuge to our wounded souls
Our bastion of completeness

Hallelujah He reigns
All will bow at His Great Name
Hallelujah, grace mercy and peace abound in Him

Praise His Name all you people
Praise His great Name all you who are His

The Redeemer lives
The Lamb is victorious
The sacrifice has been made

Evil is defeated
God has won

Praise to the Lord who leads us
We worship your great Name
The One Messiah reigns over all

Hallelujah…

MercyMe

You Are I AM

I’ve been the one to shake with fear
And wonder if You’re even here
I’ve been the one to doubt Your love
I’ve told myself You’re not enough

I’ve been the one to try and say
I’ll overcome by my own strength
I’ve been the one to fall apart
And to start to question who You are

You’re the one who conquers giants
You’re the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You’re the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan’s hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I am
You are I am

I’ve been the one held down in chains
Beneath the weight of all my shame
I’ve been the one to believe
That where I am You cannot reach
You’re the one who conquers giants
You’re the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You’re the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan’s hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I am
You are I am

The veil is torn
And now I live with the Spirit inside
The same one, the very same one
who brought the Son back to life

Hallelujah, He lives in me
Hallelujah, He lives in me
Hallelujah, He lives in me
Hallelujah, He lives in me

You’re the one who conquers giants
You’re the one who calls out kings
You shut the mouths of lions
You tell the dead to breathe
You’re the one who walks through fire
You take the orphan’s hand
You are the one Messiah
You are I am
You are I am

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I am that I am

Exodus 3:14 14And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

At first it was hard for me to understand what was meant by this statement, because this phrase does not really conform to our regular way of understanding, until we look a little closer.

In this passage God Himself is speaking to Moses in a very profound way, because He knows that this is what Moses and the children of Israel needed to hear in order to acknowledge His sovereign power.

But what about the rest of us? How does God speak to our hearts so that we can be certain that all our needs will be met? Maybe we don’t hear God speak as profoundly and as clearly as Moses did all the time. However, this does not minimize how great God is. It simply strengthens our faith when God says “I AM THAT I AM”.

This means that whatever we need He is “That”, if we need a friend- He is that friend that sticks closer than a brother, if we need healing- He is our healer, if we need comfort- He is our comforter, basically everything that we need can be found in Him.

For many of us, we tend to place our own limitations on God, we think this thing is too big so we don’t believe God will do it, or that thing is so small God doesn’t have time for such a small thing etc…Forgetting one major thing, and that is God is able to supply our every need.

All that is required is a closer walk with God, and He will lead us to that “place” where we too can have own on personal encounter with the True and living God. Dear friends, this is what we long for, so reach for it, press for it, search for it, whatever we need to do, let us do it today. Because a lot of times when God speaks to us, at first glance it may seem too profound for our minds to comprehend, but when we look closer, it’s really quite simple,

God says: I AM THAT I AM. I AM EVERYTHING YOU NEED.

Be Blessed!
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Glory, Praise, and Worship

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Glory to God in the highest at all times, in all places, in all things.
Receive not God’s glory unto yourself, for you are but a servant.

Praise to the One, the One who leads in all things even death.
Jesus commanded many things; He also never failed to practice what He preached.
Jesus purchased life; with His own blood…glory and praise to the King.

Jesus is the Rock, upon which we are enabled to stand.
Jesus is the Great Sheppard, our guide through a life lived in a difficult world.
Take heart, Jesus overcame the world for us.

God our Father hears us, because Jesus asks Him to.
Jesus lives to make intercession for those who follow Him.
While we were yet sinners, Jesus rescued us.

On our knees are we made able to stand.
On our knees we speak and are heard by a Holy and perfect God.
On our knees we gain strength to face the day.

The Word of God is just that: the Words of God.
The Word is living and active, surround yourself with it.
The Word is powerful, avail yourself of its incredible power today.

God over all, the Creator, the Sustainer of all, Giver of life…became a servant.
Likewise do we need to serve and be His servants.

Worship Jesus and no other, give praise and worship to the Lamb who is alone worthy.
Worship not…your money, your family, your possessions, your job…
Worship the Lord; release your idols.

Because of I AM…we are.
Because of the One who is the Way…we can follow.
Because of the One who is Truth…we can know.
Because of the One who is Life…we have life now and forever.

Father bless your children with a love that is on fire for You. May we who are your children also love one another. Help us Lord to serve the Body of Christ in whatever way we are capable of doing. May we honor you in our service to You Lord. Let us not put anything above or before You Lord. Help us in our weakness Father, that You may be glorified by showing your strength through our weakness. Father may You also grant us discernment that we may know what is of You and from You, and what is of ourselves or the world. Lord may all who read this be blessed by these simple words.
In the Great Name of Jesus, Amen.


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In Defense of the Christ: part two

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Matthew 7:21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Jesus is here referring to Himself, saying that not all who call Him Lord will enter heaven. That is pretty clear, and again Jesus mentions His Father saying all need to do the Father’s will to enter heaven.

In (Matthew 8:28-32) Jesus meets up with two very violent men that according to the text, “no one can pass”. Notice also that Jesus is able to walk right up to these two men. The two men were demon possessed, and the demons knew exactly who Jesus was, they referred to Him as “the Son of God”. The demons then ask if Jesus has come to torture them before the appointed time…this is a very important statement. Exactly what appointed time are the demons referring to, and what does this have to do with Jesus? The appointed time is the end of all things when the entire world and everything in it will be judged. The demons already know where they are going…to hell! They are also aware of the fact that Jesus is God, (James 2:19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that–and shudder) and Jesus is going to be the Judge! Next the demons beg Jesus to allow them…allow them to go into a herd of pigs. Jesus has total control over the demonic realm, not even Satan himself prevailed against Jesus although he tried.

John 8:58 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!”

Again, reading this in context, we see in the following verse that the Jews picked up stones to stone Jesus, why? The Jews of Jesus day understood what Jesus had just said to be a claim to Himself being God, so they were determined to kill Jesus for committing blasphemy! If as some claim, “Jesus is only a man”, then why were the Pharisees so intent on killing Him? Why would anyone kill a simple man, what threat would he be anyway? Jesus was the only one who when speaking to the Pharisees could ask questions the Pharisees had no answers for.

Mark 6:7 Jesus sends out the twelve disciples and gives them power over evil spirits. Jesus gave them the power, who but God could confer this power on anyone? No mere man could give another man power over the demons…and no mere man would ever be a match for a demon without the power of the Holy Spirit backing him!

In Acts 4:10-12 the Apostle Peter tells us that salvation is found in no other name under heaven but that of Jesus Christ. If salvation is found in Jesus, then He is God.

Consider this verse; John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. That the Father is God is not normally a point of contention, but for some reason Jesus place at God the Father’s side as God Himself; now that is contentious. If The Father is God, and the only way to Him is through Jesus, then simple logic reveals to us that Christ is God. In the beginning of the Gospel of John, (John 14:1) Jesus says to trust in the Father, but his next words are, “trust also in me”…in this statement Jesus is very clearly claiming to be God.

Lets examine for a moment Philippians 2:1-11, this small collection of verses is so theologically rich it is astounding. Written by the Apostle Paul this passage speaks of the qualities of Jesus and how He behaved on this earth. Jesus though by His very “nature” was God, made Himself nothing…a servant. He did not come in all the power of God, but as a man. Christ never gave up His deity, but He did give up His prerogatives as God to humbly serve man and show the way to salvation. Furthermore, Jesus came here to die, to die a very degrading and intensely painful death on the cross to pay the price exacted by God for our sins…death. God in effect said if you sin you must die for doing so. Then God, whom made this edict, came here in the flesh Himself and allowed the penalty He Himself instituted to be fulfilled in His own body. In the last two verses of this beautiful collection, Paul says, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow”, and “and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Why would all bow to Jesus and confess Him as Lord to the glory of the Father if Jesus is not God???

Colossians 1:16-17 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Jesus created all things, and all things were created for Him. Not just physical things; all things, notice the text even refers to powers, rulers, and authorities. This for sure refers to angels at the least; and Christ created them. Notice in verse seventeen it states that Jesus is before all things. Before all things means that He was here long before He became a man on earth.

Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. Christ is the head of the church, and the Father is the head of Christ. Jesus is the beginning, the beginning of the new creation. Only after Jesus were we able to be created anew. Jesus was the first to be resurrected, others who were resurrected died again…Jesus is alive forever more! Jesus is first in all things; if we do not believe this we are lost in our sins forever more with no hope of rescue. God the Father is not the One to rescue us, not directly anyway…Jesus is. God as a whole (the Triune God) was the architect of our salvation, Jesus was the One to come here and pay the physical price for it.

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Understanding Bible Truths – The God Verse – Who is God

A look at Exodus 3:14

There is a question asked in the Bible that is only asked one time and found in only one book. I call it the God verse. The reason I call it the God verse is because it is the only time in scripture that a man directly asks God the Father His name. He replies with an answer that it all-encompassing.

There is a dialog between God and Moses in Exodus. Moses has just heard God speaking to Him from a burning bush, so he is a little rattled to say the least. God is telling him to go to Egypt and he has no courage to do so. First he asks of God, “who am I”. Basically Moses is saying, I am nobody, I cannot do what you are asking. God tells him not to worry because He will be with him.

This is a great post by Darrell over at http://darrellcreswell.wordpress.com/. This is about God’s name, and who God is…very well written article with more to it then the title suggests. Give this a read, you won’t be sorry.
While you are there, check out the rest of Darrell’s blog and let him know you stopped by!

You can read the full article here, http://darrellcreswell.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/understanding-bible-truths-the-god-verse-who-is-god/

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