April 10

Abba Father…You did not withdraw Your Holy Spirit from this Nation as if it came out of nowhere.  It has been playing out over many years, beginning in 1973 with the Supreme Court granting license to kill unborn children.  Millions of unborn babies have been ruthlessly murdered since this Nation’s Supreme Court overrode the sanctity of life and gave license for their slaughter.  The blood of 62 million ruthlessly murdered unborn children…62 million in this Nation alone…now cries out in a loud voice to You from the ground…How long, Sovereign Lord, Holy and True, until you judge the inhabitants of the Earth and avenge our blood? [Rev 6:10]
On 9/11/2001 You sent Your judgment upon our Nation…the Twin Towers utterly destroyed in a blazing heap of rubble…that our people would learn righteousness, repent, and turn back to God.  “Woe, woe, the great city, Babylon, the strong city!  For in one hour your judgment has come.” [Rev 18:10]  Abba Father…When You bring Your judgments upon the Earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.  Yet even so… though You showed grace to the wicked, they still did not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they continue going on doing evil, and regard not the Majesty of the Lord. [Isa 26:10]
In 2008, You brought a devastating world financial crisis upon the Earth; even so, they still did not learn righteousness…they continue going on doing evil, and regard not the Majesty of the Lord.
And so now, in 2020, When You shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or When You command locusts to devour the land [as is happening right now in Kenya] or When You send a plague among Your people [as is happening even now worldwide… even so, they still do not learn righteousness…they continue going on doing evil, and regard not the Majesty of the Lord. [2 Chron 7:13-15]

Come, My people, enter your chambers and shut your doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until the Lord’s wrath against your enemies has passed.  For behold, the Lord is coming out of His Heavenly Sanctuary to punish the inhabitants of the Earth for their iniquity.  The Earth will no longer hide those who have been murdered, and conceal her guilt.  They will be brought out for all to see. [Isa 26:20-21]

Lord God Almighty…how precious is Your unfailing love!  Your children find protection under the shadow of Your wings!  I feast on the abundance of Your Own House, Lord; You give me drink from Your River of delights!  For in Your Presence is the Fountain of life; in Your Light I am bathed with light! [Ps 36:7-9]

C  Instruments of Worship

C: 1] Spirit: Glorifying God through the devotion of my heart:

  • a] Affections
  • b] Attractions
  • c] Desire
  • d] Purpose
  • e] Controversy

C: 2] Soul: Glorifying God through the disposition [habit; breath] of my soul:

  • a] My waiting upon God: Principles:
    1] Quietness
    2] Heart
    3] Faith
    4] Surrender
    5] Worship
    6] Prayer
  • b] God revealing
  • c] My cooperating and responding

C: 3] Body: Glorifying God through the expression of my physical being:

  • a) mouth, tongue, lips
  • b) hands, feet
  • c) sensory perceptions: eyes, ears, taste, touch, smell

C:1 Spirit: Glorifying God through the devotion of my heart.  Worship is an attitude of my spirit…glorifying God through the devotion of my heart.  

For several following days, we will be looking at Worship as an attitude of my spirit…glorifying God through the devotion of my heart: 

  • a] Affections
  • b] Attractions
  • c] Desire
  • d] Purpose
  • e] Controversy

Please keep the above outline available as we continue along, looking at the Instruments of worship…my spirit, my soul, and my body.

C:1 Spirit

a] Affections: Glorifying God through devoting the affections of my heart to Him:

b] Attractions: Glorifying God through devoting the attractions of my heart to Him:

When I received Jesus the Christ into my heart, to be joined together with Him in a Sacred Covenant relationship, I solemnly vowed to have and to hold Him above all others, and above all else this world has to offer, as the choicest, most precious treasure of my heart.  There must not be anyone, or anything, that competes with my attraction to my Lord.
I love the house where You live, Lord…the place where Your Glory dwells.  How lovely is Your dwelling place, Lord God Almighty!  My soul yearns…even pines and is homesick… for Your courts; my heart and my flesh cry out and sing for joy to You, the One True  living God!  I find my home and my resting place in the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered in the arms of my God.  Whom have I in Heaven but You, Father?  And Earth has nothing I desire besides You.
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field.  In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.  Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!” [Matt 13:44-46; 6:21]
These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng.  I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”  One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple! [Ps 42:4; 122:1; 27:4]
Better is one day in Your courts, Lord, than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked!  For the Lord my God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless!  O Lord Almighty…blessed is the man who trusts in You! [Ps 84:10-12]
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.  Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on Earthly things.  For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, Who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory! [Prov 4:23; Col 3:1-4]
Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world.  If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.  For all that is in the world…the cravings of sinful Man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does…comes not from the Father but from the world. [1 John 2:15-16]

Friends, brothers and sisters…

There is one absolutely necessary preparation for every living soul on the face of this Earth, for the soon coming and imminent return of Jesus Christ…the one preparation that will irrevocably determine in which neighborhood you will spend all eternity, whether in Heaven or in Hell.  You must be a born-again child of God.  I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot be in God’s Kingdom.  I tell you the truth, no one can ever enter the Kingdom of God unless you are born of water and the Spirit.  Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.  You should not be surprised at My saying you must be born again. [Jesus…John 3:3-7]

If you have never been born again,
or you are not sure whether you have been born again,
or you have been living your life as a lukewarm Christian and would now like to recommit your life and enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Christ Jesus in preparation for the soon coming marriage supper of the Lamb…
then I counsel you to get alone with God, read the solemn marriage vows you must make to become the bride of Christ and thereby be born-again, [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/], and with sincerity of heart from within the depths of your being, acknowledge before God, “I DO.”

He walks with me and He talks with me:

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