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The Language of Promise by Graham Cooke ~Conclusion

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Graham Cooke

~CONCLUSION~

The sad truth about many longtime Christians is that they
have never understood the magnitude of God’s love. Some have
served Him for decades and not known His passion for them.
But I believe that He is going to make up for that lost time. We
need to receive this love with child-like simplicity, not overanalyzing
it or trying to strive for it.
God is going to come to us in this next season of time and
His love will almost be beyond our capacity to bear. It will be
the stuff of dreams, an unimaginable, monumental, incredible,
astonishing, marvelous, outrageous love. This language will
change the way you think about everything. God’s dream for
us is that we would be immersed in the majesty of everything
He feels for us.
His love will overwhelm us, leading us past logic, reason,
intellect, and into a place where our hearts will be touched as
they have never been touched before. This is a season of wonder
for us, and we will have to learn to live like a much-loved child.
Our journey now is to cultivate an expectancy for—and
interpret everything in—the love of God. God wants to root
and ground us in His love so deeply that we live there for the
rest of our days. This love will cause us to grow to be the men
and women God most wants us to be.
It’s exciting to think of how radically this love will change
our lives. We will experience the breadth, length, height, and
depth of God’s love for us. His language will wash over us, again
and again.
Love God and love our neighbor: it is our destiny and our
honour.

 

My Comment: Graham’s conclusion is profound.  It is encapsulated for me beautifully in his closing statements.  I agree that we need a “new season” were it is God who comes to us with wonder to fill our hearts… in the same manner as He gave Jesus to the world on that glorious night back in Bethlehem so many centuries ago.  His promises will bring the expectancy to fruition , as it was in the old testament- where the promise of a Messiah was given and when Jesus was born ~ so it fulfilled the scriptures.  

We need to receive this love with child-like simplicity, not overana­lyzing it or trying to strive for it.

I will hold fast the grace of God’s word and nothing else will be cultivated in my life testimony.  I will celebrate each day because I am assured through these promises that Christ Jesus is the keeper of my soul and by Him all things remain sure and true.  This is our season of wonder-filled hope, peace and love.  In His JOY be BLESSED.

Revelation 22:

vs 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Positive Reinforement

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Have Faith. Pray Without Ceasing. Trust God for the Answer.

My Devotion:  Hebrew 10:25-39

19 Therefore, brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and virtue] in the blood of Jesus,

20 By this fresh (new) and living way which He initiated and dedicated and opened for us through the separating curtain (veil of the Holy of Holies), that is, through His flesh,

21 And since we have [such] a great and wonderful and noble Priest [Who rules] over the house of God,

22 Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith (by [b]that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), having our hearts sprinkled and purified from a guilty (evil) conscience and our bodies cleansed with pure water.

23 So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the [c]hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word.

24 And let us consider and give [d]attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities,

25 Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.

26 For if we go on deliberately and willingly sinning after once acquiring the knowledge of the Truth, there is no longer any sacrifice left to atone for [our] sins [no further offering to which to look forward].

27 [There is nothing left for us then] but a kind of awful and fearful prospect and expectation of divine judgment and the fury of burning wrath and indignation which will consume those who put themselves in opposition [to God].

28 Any person who has violated and [thus] rejected and set at naught the Law of Moses is put to death without pity or mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses.

29 How much worse (sterner and heavier) punishment do you suppose he will be judged to deserve who has spurned and [thus] trampled underfoot the Son of God, and who has considered the covenant blood by which he was consecrated common and unhallowed, thus profaning it and insulting and outraging the [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God)?

30 For we know Him Who said, Vengeance is Mine [retribution and the meting out of full justice rest with Me]; I will repay [I will exact the compensation], says the Lord. And again, The Lord will judge and determine and solve and settle the cause and the cases of His people.

31 It is a fearful (formidable and terrible) thing to incur the divine penalties and be cast into the hands of the living God!

32 But be ever mindful of the days gone by in which, after you were first spiritually enlightened, you endured a great and painful struggle,

33 Sometimes being yourselves a gazingstock, publicly exposed to insults and abuse and distress, and sometimes claiming fellowship and making common cause with others who were so treated.

34 For you did sympathize and suffer along with those who were imprisoned, and you bore cheerfully the plundering of your belongings and the confiscation of your property, in the knowledge and consciousness that you yourselves had a better and lasting possession.

35 Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward.

36 For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and [e]carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.

37 For still a little while (a very little while), and the Coming One will come and He will not delay.

38 But the just shall live by faith [My righteous servant shall live [f]by his conviction respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, and holy fervor born of faith and conjoined with it]; and if he draws back and shrinks in fear, My soul has no delight or pleasure in him.

39 But our way is not that of those who draw back to eternal misery (perdition) and are utterly destroyed, but we are of those who believe [who cleave to and trust in and rely on God through Jesus Christ, the Messiah] and by faith preserve the soul.

My Prayer:

Jesus,

Only YOU can see the acts of man in REAL time.  So often the mask is blended so seamless of the enemy that it takes the LIGHT to reveal the true darkness behind appearances.  We can trust in your truth to reveal and discern the strongholds of the devil, no matter how subtle or right they may seem when presented in our thoughts and actions.  Your word tells us that the just shall live by faith and that your righteous servant shall live by his conviction respecting our relations to the Father and those things born of faith and that we are one in You, through the Power of the Holy Spirit. I bind Satan and cast him off this ministry!!!  You have begun a good thing with Tapestry Treasures and I pray for our team as we continue in the purpose you have placed before us.  Our God reigns and we give Him all the Glory, Now and Forever!  Amen~Zoey

Proverbs 31 Challenge ~ Chapter 14

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Proverbs 14

Amplified Bible (AMP)

 

14 Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.

 

He who walks in uprightness reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, but he who is contrary and devious in his ways despises Him.

 

In the [a]fool’s own mouth is a rod [to shame] his pride, but the wise men’s lips preserve them.

 

Where no oxen are, the grain crib is empty, but much increase [of crops] comes by the strength of the ox.

 

A faithful witness will not lie, but a false witness breathes out falsehoods.

 

A scoffer seeks Wisdom in vain [for his very attitude blinds and deafens him to it], but knowledge is easy to him who [being teachable] understands.

 

Go from the presence of a foolish and self-confident man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips.

 

The Wisdom [godly Wisdom, which is comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] of the prudent is to understand his way, but the folly of [self-confident] fools is to deceive.

 

Fools make a mock of sin and sin mocks the fools [who are its victims; a sin offering made by them only mocks them, bringing them disappointment and disfavor], but among the upright there is the favor of God.

 

10 The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy.

 

11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.

 

12 There is a way which seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.

 

13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of mirth is heaviness and grief.

 

14 The backslider in heart [from God and from fearing God] shall be filled with [the fruit of] his own ways, and a good man shall be satisfied with [the fruit of] his ways [with the holy thoughts and actions which his heart prompts and in which he delights].

 

15 The simpleton believes every word he hears, but the prudent man looks and considers well where he is going.

 

16 A wise man suspects danger and cautiously avoids evil, but the fool bears himself insolently and is [presumptuously] confident.

 

17 He who foams up quickly and flies into a passion deals foolishly, and a man of wicked plots and plans is hated.

 

18 The simple acquire folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

 

19 The evil men bow before the good, and the wicked [stand suppliantly] at the gates of the [uncompromisingly] righteous.

 

20 The poor is hated even by his own neighbor, but the rich has many friends.

 

21 He who despises his neighbor sins [against God, his fellowman, and himself], but happy (blessed and fortunate) is he who is kind and merciful to the poor.

 

22 Do they not err who devise evil and wander from the way of life? But loving-kindness and mercy, loyalty and faithfulness, shall be to those who devise good.

 

23 In all labor there is profit, but idle talk leads only to poverty.

 

24 The crown of the wise is their wealth of Wisdom, but the foolishness of [self-confident] fools is [nothing but] folly.

 

25 A truthful witness saves lives, but a deceitful witness speaks lies [and endangers lives].

 

26 In the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children shall always have a place of refuge.

 

27 Reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.

 

28 In a multitude of people is the king’s glory, but in a lack of people is the prince’s ruin.

 

29 He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exposes and exalts his folly.

 

30 A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.

 

31 He who oppresses the poor reproaches, mocks, and insults his Maker, but he who is kind and merciful to the needy honors Him.

 

32 The wicked is overthrown through his wrongdoing and calamity, but the [consistently] righteous has hope and confidence even in death.

 

33 Wisdom rests [silently] in the mind and heart of him who has understanding, but that which is in the inward part of [self-confident] fools is made known.

 

34 Uprightness and right standing with God (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) elevate a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

35 The king’s favor is toward a wise and discreet servant, but his wrath is against him who does shamefully.

 

Proverbs 31 Challenge ~ Chapter 10

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Proverbs 10

Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish and self-confident son is the grief of his mother.

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) delivers from death.

The Lord will not allow the [uncompromisingly] righteous to famish, but He thwarts the desire of the wicked.

He becomes poor who works with a slack and idle hand, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

Blessings are upon the head of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

The memory of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked shall rot.

The wise in heart will accept and obey commandments, but the foolish of lips will fall headlong.

He who walks uprightly walks securely, but he who takes a crooked way shall be found out and punished.

10 He who winks with the eye [craftily and with malice] causes sorrow; the foolish of lips will fall headlong but [a]he who boldly reproves makes peace.

11 The mouth of the [uncompromisingly] righteous man is a well of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

12 Hatred stirs up contentions, but love covers all transgressions.

13 On the lips of him who has discernment skillful and godly [b]Wisdom is found, but discipline and the rod are for the back of him who is without sense and understanding.

14 Wise men store up knowledge [in mind and heart], but the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.

15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

16 The earnings of the righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) lead to life, but the profit of the wicked leads to further sin.

17 He who heeds instruction and correction is [not only himself] in the way of life [but also] is a way of life for others. And he who neglects or refuses reproof [not only himself] goes astray [but also] causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others.

18 He who hides hatred is of lying lips, and he who utters slander is a [self-confident] fool.

19 In a multitude of words transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.

20 The tongues of those who are upright and in right standing with God are as choice silver; the minds of those who are wicked and out of harmony with God are of little value.

21 The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous feed and guide many, but fools die for want of understanding and heart.

22 The blessing of the Lord—it makes [truly] rich, and He adds no sorrow with it [neither does toiling increase it].

23 It is as sport to a [self-confident] fool to do wickedness, but to have skillful and godly Wisdom is pleasure and relaxation to a man of understanding.

24 The thing a wicked man fears shall come upon him, but the desire of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall be granted.

25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous have an everlasting foundation.

26 As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who employ and send him.

27 The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord prolongs one’s days, but the years of the wicked shall be made short.

28 The hope of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) is gladness, but the expectation of the wicked (those who are out of harmony with God) comes to nothing.

29 The way of the Lord is strength and a stronghold to the upright, but it is destruction to the workers of iniquity.

30 The [consistently] righteous shall never be removed, but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth [eventually].

31 The mouths of the righteous (those harmonious with God) bring forth skillful and godly Wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut down [like a barren and rotten tree].

32 The lips of the [uncompromisingly] righteous know [and therefore utter] what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked knows [and therefore speaks only] what is obstinately willful and contrary.

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