This is the day the Lord has made so…
I will rejoice and be glad that all around the world I am rejoicing with millions today that we have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, and in many languages we are all blessing Him and honoring Him who was slain.
9 And they sang a new song, saying: “YOU ARE WORTHY to take the scroll,And to open its seals; FOR YOU WERE SLAIN, And have REDEEMED us to God BY YOUR BLOOD Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.”
11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands,
12 saying with a loud voice: “WORTHY IS THE LAMB WHO WAS SLAIN To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power Be to Him who sits on the throne, And TO THE LAMB FOREVER AND EVER!” (Rev.5:9-13, NKJV)
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Jesus Is Alive!
This is the day the Lord has made so…
18 knowing that you were not REDEEMED with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times FOR YOU 21 who THROUGH HIIM believe in God, who RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. (1Pe.1:18-21, NKJV)
GOD BROUGHT TO LIFE–CHRIST AND US!
12 [Thus you were circumcised when] you were buried with Him in [your] baptism, in which you were also raised with Him [to a new life] through [your] faith in the working of God [as displayed] when HE RAISED HIM UP FROM THE DEAD.
13 And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), GOD BROUGHT TO LIFE together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions,
14 Having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by NAILING IT TO HIS CROSS. (Col.2:12-14, Amp)
If we prepare for purpose by yielding to His “reasoning together,” there is manifestation and fulfillment. Purpose has too many facets to fit in a single jump anyway. Some of its many facets are seasons, expressions, maturing and relationship with people, places and things. A prophetic word to a nine year old that they will be a missionary cannot be limited to their nine-year-old understanding and definitions, nor to their parent’s traditional, experiential definition, nor to their beliefs and misbeliefs up to that moment. Their call might not be on the church mountain but a mission to the business, government, education or medical mountain. Like working out our salvation, purpose is worked out through a process of opportunity by opportunity, obedience by obedience, insight by insight and year by year.
The “Working Out” Of Our Salvation (Kathy)
“Work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure,” Phi. 2:12,13. There is no option for working out our salvation. I’m not talking eternal life but the saving of our souls issue by issue, until we are transformed into the image of Christ in this lifetime. This “working out” is process, ever moving, changing and becoming, and as far as I can tell, it is more walking than broad jumping. It seems like broad jumping would speed up time and results, but timing really is not about the clock or calendar but rather the pace of purpose. Timing becomes most relevant as it intersects God’s purpose. If we prepare for purpose by yielding to His “reasoning together,” there is manifestation, fulfillment and “ahh’s” of success in those intersections with His timing. Appointed times come because we submit to correction and keep walking steadily on through process, not because we jumped in the middle of something unprepared.
This is the second excerpt in the series “2013 Downloads” by Kathy Gabler
2013 Downloads by Kathy Gabler
I heard a prophetic word recently that we are at the end of a 36 month siege on the mind and circumstances, and that we are entering a new chapter of our lives. That was good news to me and it aligns with some of my meditations for this year. As I awoke recently, Isaiah1:18, was on my mind. “Come let us reason together,” means let us correct, make right or decide together. Coming out of a time of a mental siege is an ideal time to hear a call to make changes for the future. “Though your sins be as scarlet,” says that our shortfalls and missing-the-mark failures are as obvious as a bloody nose, and it is time to confront issues in our lives so the outcomes ahead will be “as white as snow.” The focus in this scripture is cooperating with God who is at work in us through the process of reasoning together to get us into the next chapter.
“Come now, and let us reason together, says the Lord. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isa.1:18)
(This is the first in a series by Kathy Gabler from her SEEC Magazine article “2013 Downloads”)
Melissa Gabler and the Grace Worship Band
Worship songs from Concerning The Kingdom Conference 2013
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