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"But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall by no means thirst forever, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water, springing up into eternal life." John 4:14
i really enjoyed Psalms 8:9!
John 1:1--"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God!.
Jesus is Lord!
Amen sister. Christ is Victor! Christ is making his home in Sister Victoria's heart!
Thank you brother. Months ago I circled Psalm141:4 for pray-reading. After reading your sharing again I pray-read the verse; it's very practical. I was also touched by the trials of a believer in every-day occurrences. They are experiences with the unbeliever being judged because of the faithfulness of the believer, and there will be more.
Praise the lord for His sanctuary, His holy temple! The foundations cannot be destroyed. The righteous man will not let it!
Back to the matter of His habitation. He purifies and maintains His habitation by the “trials.” As the age gets darker, the saints must be washed, and the church must be purified. So He compounds the trials. A generation (of believers) must be “tried”more than the preceding generations to (even) maintain a similar condition. Of course, we know He wants to go even further than that, so that he can come back. This is the actual significance of the seven-fold intensified Spirit – the lord working in an intensified way to maintain the condition of his church.
“Trying” here is not just in the way of testing to observe/confirm quality, but more so to reveal a lack of quality. It is a revealing “try”; they are searching eyes. Not so the One doing the search would know (he already knows), but that the person being searched would know. Now concerning the nature of the trials, they are not even in the way of isolated, irregular encounter. They are everyday occurrences. The believer benefits; the unbeliever doesn’t. The believer is “tried”; the unbeliever is judged.
Summary: God (esp in Christ) is the first righteous man here. Why would he let the foundations of his habitation be destroyed? Why would he let His move (in His economy) be derailed? His habitation is His heavenly throne, but yet it is right here on earth, in His tabernacle, that is in the church and in our spirits (Psa 73). Why would Satan have his way, to leave it desolate? So…he tries the righteous man. The righteous man here is the believer – he who has the life of the first righteous man.
When the foundations are destroyed, what will the righteous man do? Jehovah is in His holy temple; Jehovah—His throne is in heaven. His eyes behold; His eyelids try the sons of men. Jehovah tries the righteous man; But the wicked man and him who loves violence, His soul hates. He will rain down snares upon the wicked…For Jehovah is righteous; He loves righteous deeds. The upright man will behold His face. (Psa 11:3-7)
May the Lord be with your spirit and superabounding grace to you!
Oh...YEAH! We moving on up. Not a bad thing. Not a bad thing.
Hmm looks like this atlanta athens bible challenge didn't exactly get off to a roaring start