THE GOD THAT EXCEEDS THE NEED May 5, 2015

“And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field, neither shall you gather the gleaning of your harvest.  You shall not glean your vineyard, neither shall you gather every grape of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the poor and strangers:  I am the Lord your God.”  Leviticus 19:9-10  Also read Ruth Chapter 2

The law says you can only have a little bit.  But here comes Grace; and Grace says, “I’m not gonna just save you.  I’m not gonna just give you life.  I’m not gonna just give you what you need to get by…but I’m gonna make sure that you have MORE THAN ENOUGH!

So God sends us Jesus, and HE is:

our advocate, the Almighty, the Ancient of days, the Beginning, the Begotten, and the Beloved of God.

He is the Chief Shepherd, our Counselor, the Consolation of Israel.

He is the Dayspring, the Day-star, the Desire of all nations.

He’s the Elect, He’s from Everlasting.

He’s the Eternal, the First Born, the First fruits, the Friend of ALL sinners.

He’s God with us.  He’s the great teacher, the High Priest, the head of the Church, the Hope of Glory.

He’s the I Am that I Am.  He is the judge of the living and the dead, the King of Kings, the Light and Life and the Living Stone.

He is our Mediator, the Man of Sorrows.  He is the Good thing out of Nazareth, the overcoming Lamb, the Omnipotent God, the Passover, our Peace.

He is the Prince of God, the Rabbi, our Redeemer.  He’s our Ransom, the Star of Jacob, the Son of Man, the True Vine.

He is the Tree of Life, the Unspeakable gift of God, our Victor, the Voice of God the Very Christ!

He is the way, the Word and the Wonder of all.

He’s Adam’s Creator, Eve’s Promised Seed, Noah’s Ark, Abrahams Sacrifice, Isaac’s Substitute.

He is Jacob’s Wrestler, Moses’ Staff, Aaron’s Rod that budded, Sampson’s Strength.

He is David’s Slingshot, Deborah’s Sons, Solomon’s Wisdom, Elijah’s Mantle, Elisha’s Double Portion.

He is Isaiah’s Righteous servant, Jeremiah’s Righteous branch, Ezekiel’s Man of Fire.

He is Daniel’s Ancient of Days.

He exceeds our needs!

He is Hosea’s Faithful husband, Job’s Restorer of the wasted years, Malachi’s Day-star from on high, Matthew’s Messiah, Marks Miracle worker.

He is Luke’s Son of Man, John’s Son of God, Peter’s Rock and the keys to the Kingdom.

He is Paul’s Potter and the Power over the clay.

In Revelations, He’s the one who was dead and is alive and is King over death and hell.

He’s above everything…so you can’t lift Him up.

He’s beneath everything…so you can’t put Him down.

He’s inside everything…so you can’t lock Him out, and He’s outside everything…so you can’t put Him out!

He’s Jehovah Shamma our Fellowship, Jehovah Shalom-our Peace, Jehovah Nissi- our Conqueror, Jehovah Tiskenu- our Righteousness, Jehovah Rapha- our Healer, and Jehovah Jireh- our Provider.

You have something to take home with you, and His name is JESUS; and He want you to understand that in that name…HE exceeds every need you will ever have!

By:  Jentezen Franklin (Preached on his television broadcast on 5-3-2015)

HE’S SO AWESOME! May 4, 2015

“I was given mercy so that in me, the worst of all sinners, Christ Jesus could show that he has patience without limit.  His patience with me made me an example for those who would believe in him and have life forever.  TO THE KING THAT RULES FOREVER, WHO WILL NEVER DIE, WHO CANNOT BE SEEN, THE ONLY GOD, BE HONOR AND GLORY FOREVER AND EVER.”

1 Timothy 1:16-17

Weary.  Frazzled.  I needed a break!  Working seven days a week for over two months causes one to need some ‘alone’ time.

With errands to run, yet needing to find a few moments in between, I opted to head for the thrift store.  I love finding treasures in things that other people view as trash!

Looking for nothing in particular, I stumbled upon the most beautiful item in site…a statue of the Lion and the Lamb, lying down together.  Always having been a favorite of mine since childhood, I grabbed it up and held it close to my heart, with Sunday School stories etched in my mind. When all the world will live in harmony and unending peace will reign; when the Lion will lie down with the Lamb, and peace will prevail the way God always intended.  I felt a joy I can’t explain.  The very essence of God was present in that piece of clay.  I had to have it!  But, the price was much more than I was able to spend.  After all, I had bills to pay, groceries to buy… My joy turned into sadness in a mere instant, knowing I could not take this treasure home.

Then, I heard God whisper…”It’s for you!…look at the half price tag color…”  It was the same color tag as on the statue!  A tear trickled down my cheek, and I felt like a child in the lap of my Father!  SUCH LOVE!

The significance of the Lion lying down with the Lamb is great.  For me, it is a reflection of myself, the lost lamb, leaning on, and hiding behind the Lion of the tribe of Judah, (another name for Jesus).  This picture was, and always has been God’s way of reminding me to cast all my cares on HIM…for he truly does care for me…always!

He’s SO awesome!

By:  Anita Mondragon June 2011