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~ I'll climb to the lookout tower and scan the horizon.
I'll wait to see what God says ~ Habakkuk 2:1-2
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Mar 26, 2010

The Bridge of Truth ~ Part 1

The person-hood of Jesus Christ, came to our earthly rescue and presented himself as a living sacrifice, that we might experience the ultimate victory - RECONCILIATION with the Creator of Life Himself - God the Father.


Jesus Christ came to be 'The BRIDGE' between God and man. With the cross of Calvary, He closed the gap - that we might walk freely into the promised land.


Why?Because SIN seperates us
from the purity of God.

The apostle Paul speaks with the inspiration and conviction of the Lord's testament shining from within his transformed spirit when he reminds us of the truth of every unanswered WHY.

Even when we are pressed on every side by troubles, he writes, we are not crushed or broken. We are perplexed because we don't know why things happen as they do, but we don't give up and quit! We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going. We live under constant danger to our lives because we serve the Lord, but this gives us constant opportunities to show forth the power of Jesus Christ...that is why we never give up! Our inner strength in the Lord is growing every day. This short time of distress will result in God's richest blessing upon us forever and ever! The troubles will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever! 2 Corinthians 8-18

For me I "seek" understanding - but not just for my own circumstance - for I am consistently involved in, and walk among those the Lord places within my circle of influence. I therefore seek an understanding that can only come from a totally enveloped relationship with the person hood of Jesus Christ - through His Holy Spirit. A relational intimacy that flourishes without boundaries - without walls - without assumptions - without tattered emotions on His part - without harsh words or preconceived ideas. A relationship that is infallible and is not based on conditional love but simple truth and the promise - to never ever leave me or forsake me. A friendship that grows my heavenly bank account with 100% interest.

and the world thinks I live in poverty!


" Don't store up treasures here on earth where they can erode away or may be stolen. Store them in heaven where they will never lose their value, and are safe from thieves. If your profits are in heaven, your heart will be there too." Matt 6:19-21.

I Believe Him ! For His words are like food to my hungry spirit - like music to my straining ears! and sight to my blurred vision. For my God who said, 'Let there be light in the darkness' has made me understand...

It is the brightness of His Glory - this precious treasure - this light and power that is seen in the face of Jesus and that now shines within me - is proof to a watchful world that this glorious power within me must be from God and not of myself. 2 Corinthians 6-7

I am constantly mindful that the enemy lurks around watching for the slightest opening to jump on me and devour my own soul. He masquerades as an angel of light in the midst of his own darkness. HOW can we not be "fooled" when he parades with such confidence and cunning persuasive ways? HOW can we not slip and walk a mile in his maze before we realize we are lost and cannot possibly find our own way out?

HOW can we be so innocently tripped up
when we "know" we were headed in the right direction?


Those who know JESUS as the LIGHT - know as well as I, that the answer to the "HOW" is in the ‘knowing’ God so intimately - that anything or anyone else that presents itself as truth, is ultimately miss-informed miss-directed or an outright “lie”. When we stand so CLOSE to the Savior that the dust from His sandals settles on our feet - we leave no space for intrusive "homestead rights" - when the land we stand on is free and clearly ours - spiritually cleansed and given over to us for guiltless, peaceful, joyful living - THEN and only then, can we recognize the intrusive annoyances for what they are .


The enemy has no other way to get our attention then by hurling lies cunningly crafted to counterfeit God's ultimate truth. The enemy camps on God's truth and draws a blueprint - clearly aimed for demonic distraction - by paralleling 'the real thing' - for one reason only - to get our focus off of the 'real thing' - God's TRUTH.

The enemy seeks to fool us with just enough truth that we miss the lie!

Don't be fooled by his preconceived, manipulative deception. Stand so close to the Savior that you recognize the enemy's counterfeit - his 'counter attack' - for we are at war - spiritually speaking - every minute of our lives. Our only protection is 'knowing' who we are in Christ - putting on the whole armor of God - and 'choosing' to stand, arms linked with living proof truth from the Word of God. A truth that takes form as it grows deep and produces a root system so large and so strong that the outcome is nothing short of an abundance of fruit - enough fruit to feed the hungry souls that sit beneath our tree.

"Let me tell you why you are here. You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven." Matt 5: 13-16 The Message

Lord, help me to be SALT & LIGHT
in a tasteless world.
Shine in me - through me and all around me.
Give me GRACE for the journey
and STRENGTH for the Battle.
The war rages all around us.
Fellow comrades of the FAITH
are being beaten by the storms of LIFE.

SORROW
PAIN
ILLNESS
JOBLESS
HOMELESS
DEATH
DIVORCE
MISCARRIAGE

The enemy beats against our fragile drum.

Storms will come
it's as if they are woven into the fabric of our FAITH.
But you, O LORD, have promised to never leave us or forsake us.
You came to give us LIFE and LIGHT
for the darkness around the corner and down the street.
I just lift my fellow blogging friends to you O LORD.
Meet them where they are
minister into their temporary situations,
as only YOU can do.
I PRAISE you for who you are
and what you have done
to change our darkness to LIGHT.
Open our eyes LORD
that we might see the width and depth
of your endless LOVE for all mankind.
In JESUS name, Amen

patrina
warrior bride in boots

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