For His Glory!
The I Am
This is my God:
"Great and marvelous are Your works, O Lord God, the Almighty; Righteous and true are Your ways, King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy; For ALL THE NATIONS WILL COME AND WORSHIP BEFORE YOU, FOR YOUR RIGHTEOUS ACTS HAVE BEEN REVEALED."
Great and marvelous is YHVH our God; did you notice all the descriptive terms? Almighty - Righteous - True - King - Holy; throughout Scripture He proclaims His attributes preceded by the statement I AM; Here are just a few; be encouraged for we serve an Awesome and Mighty God. Trust the One that invites us to prove these statements; meditate on each pronouncement and see what YHVH has for you.
Genesis 15:1 I am a shield to you
Genesis 17:1 I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless.
Exodus 3:6 I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
Exodus 3:14 "I AM WHO I AM";
Exodus 15:26 I am your healer.
Exodus 22:27 I am gracious.
Leviticus 11:45 I am holy.
Numbers 18:20 I am your portion
Psalm 46:10 Cease striving and know that I am God
Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD (YHVH) that is My name
Isaiah 44:6 "Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me.
Jeremiah 9:24 I am who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness
Jeremiah 32:27 "I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?"
Ezekiel 17:24 " I am I have spoken, and I will perform it."
Mal 1:14 " I am a great King," "and My name is feared among the nations."
Isaiah 41:13 "For I am the LORD (YHVH) your God (this pronouncement is found 167 times in the OT)
Matthew 11:29I am meek and lowly in heart:
Matthew 27:43I am the Son of God.
Luke 22:27I am among you as he that serveth.
John 6:48I am that bread of life.
John 8:12I am the light of the world
John 8:58Before Abraham was, I am.
John 10:9I am the door
John 10:14I am the good shepherd
John 11:25I am the resurrection, and the life
John 13:13Ye call me Master and Lord for so I am.
John 14:6I am the way, the truth, and the life
Revelation 1:11I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last
Revelation 1:18I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen
There is great comfort in knowing the sure Awesomeness of our Creator.
Job 9:4 His wisdom is profound, his power is vast
YHVH = The I Am = The Eternal One (Who is, Who was and Who is to come).
Jeremiah 33:2-3 "Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name, Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
YHVH calls to us to repent of our ways and to put Him first. He desires a relationship that will build our faith and instill in us the assurance of His trustworthiness. When we are in His care His Spirit will transform us into the image of Yeshua. Our life, our rest and peace, our expression of His love to others, will identify us as the sons of God.
Blessed be YHVH
Proverbs 8:12, 14 "I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And I find knowledge and discretion. Counsel is mine and sound wisdom; I am understanding, power is mine.
The book of Proverbs is YHVHs wisdom written for our learning. The Spirit speaking through Solomon invites us to share in the attributes of the I Am; to instill in us trust. We encourage you to read all of chapter 8 to help grasp the greatness of our God, the I Am.
"For fast acting relief try slowing down." Lily Tomlin
One may think this is humorous and well it is. However there is a spiritual application. When we try doing things on our own we often end up frustrated. When we wait on God, trusting His Word, we can have the assurance He will direct our paths; then we will have peace, and true relief. (Proverbs 3:5)
In our pursuit of humility: (Lesson from humility in daily life.)
"In striving after the higher experiences of the Christian life, the believer is often in danger of seeking the more visible virtues, such as joy, boldness, zeal, contempt of the world, self-sacrifice rather than the gentler graces those which are more distinctly connected with Jesus cross and death to self: poverty of spirit, meekness, humility, lowliness. Therefore let us put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, long-suffering; and let us prove our Christ likeness not only in our zeal for saving the lost but also in our relationships with others..." Andrew Murray
It is not just, wanting to like Messiah, we must be like Him. Because of His great humility He took on the form of a servant and died for His creation. Can we likewise humble ourselves and serve our fellow man? The great I AM said He would send the enabling power of His Spirit to transform us.
2Cor 3:17-18Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.
Understanding the precepts of prayer.
Our desire should be to know YHVH
Exodus 33:17-18And the LORD (YHVH) said to Moses, "I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight, and I have known you by name." Then Moses said, "I pray You, show me Your glory!"
Before Moses was sent back to Egypt, YHVH revealed Himself to him as The I AM:
Exodus 3:13-15Then Moses said to God, "Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you. Now they may say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them?" God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM"; and He said, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, I AM has sent me to you." God, furthermore, said to Moses, "Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, The LORD (YHVH), the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.
Moses wanted to draw closer to the God of Israel. By the blood of the Lamb we also may go before the Father and ask to have a closer relationship; to be as our Savior.
Our prayer should be "show me your glory".
2 Corinthians 3:18(ESV) And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.
How does God feel about issues we face today?
Heb 13:5I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
God tells us that he will never leave us, that he will not fail us or test us more than we can handle (1 Cor 10:13). He does not change (Mal 3:6), He is a constant that we can count on. Why then does it seem He is distant and far away at times? The problem is us. When we sin, we turn our back on God and walk away. That is why we cannot find Him. Repent, turn back to God and seek his face and you shall find Him.
Jer 29:13And you shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart.
Material in this section will be based on various prayer diaries.
104 YEAR OLD FILM CLIP - San Francisco , California - [April 1906]
This is a real treasure! "You are there" for a cable car ride in San Francisco. This film was "lost" for many years. It was the first 35 mm film ever. It was taken by camera mounted on the front of a cable car. The number of automobiles is staggering for 1906. Absolutely amazing! The clock tower at the end of Market Street at the Embarcadero wharf is still there. How many "street cleaning" people were employed to pick up after the horses? Who knows! Talk about going green.
Great historical film! Watch the scampering as "Joe Public" races away from autos, horses, cable cars and bicycles and the willy-nilly traffic pattern of visible autos, trucks, horse drawn carriages and bikes on Market Street.
This film, originally thought to be from 1905 until David Kiehn with the
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum figured out exactly when it was shot. From New York trade papers announcing the film showing to the wet streets from recent heavy rainfall & shadows indicating time of year & actual weather and conditions on historical record, even when the cars were registered (he even knows who owned them and when the plates were issued!). It was filmed only four days before the Great California Earthquake of April 18th 1906 and shipped by train to NY for processing.
Some of the material contained in this section is for informational purposes only and has not been verified by us.
Children Are Quick
TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America.
MARIA: Here it is.
TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?
TEACHER: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor?
JOHN: You told me to do it without using tables.
TEACHER: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it.
TEACHER: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water?
DONALD: H I J K L M N O.
TEACHER: What are you talking about?
DONALD: Yesterday you said it's H to O.
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.
TEACHER: Glen, why do you always get so dirty?
GLEN: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
TEACHER: Millie, give me a sentence starting with ' I. '
MILLIE: I is
TEACHER: No, Millie..... Always say, 'I am.'
MILLIE: All right... 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.'
TEACHER: Now, Simon , tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?
SIMON: No sir, I don't have to, my Mom is a good cook.
TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on 'My Dog' is exactly the same as your brother's Did you copy his?
CLYDE: No, sir. It's the same dog.
TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?
HAROLD: A teacher
Have a good day!
Perceive your sadness as the shadow of the blessing that is on its way.
All wise people share one trait the ability to listen.
You can improve your tomorrows by understanding better your yesterdays.
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
Be not afraid of moving slowly; be afraid of standing still.
Grey Skies Are A Blessing
I was glaring gloomily out the window on a dreary day in late November during my morning devotions. The iron-grey clouds matched the ugly ground that did not yet have snow on it. It was drizzling that icy cold rain that makes you want to stay inside and drink hot cocoa. I wanted some blue sky and sunshine and my mood matched the current weather. Yahweh spoke to me while I was journaling and explained something to me that changed my entire outlook on grey rainy days. "Grey skies are a blessing. There is water in those clouds. Water is life. The beautiful blue sky that you crave brings death if it does not rain. Water is life. Without it the plants will die. I am bringing rain to water the plants before the ground freezes. The snow protects them in the winter. Look at the grey sky and see life. Water that I give freely. My life. Change your perception and change your attitude. Enjoy the sunny days but do not mourn the grey ones." This is definitely wonderful advice as if my mood were to match the weather everyday; I would surely be more foul than fair. In our part of Michigan we have less sunny days than Seattle Washington on average. Perception is everything. I have to choose to be sunny and thankful for the weather, no matter what state of grey it is.
8 For You have rescued my soul from death, My eyes from tears, My feet from stumbling.
Regardless of our every day circumstances each of us has been given responsibilities to bear by YHVH (The I Am). If we have the deep abiding trust in all that He has and will do for us we can dwell in peace. We can rejoice; we can endure because we have victory through His indwelling Spirit of power. Thank You Yeshua Messiah.
Blessed be YHVH(Genesis 14:20 And blessed be God Most High )
1. The third day (three full days after His burial) - Acts 10:40
2 Daniel, Ezekiel, and some Psalms
3. Jericho - Joshua 6:2-23
4. Paul said they would never see his face again - Acts 20:17-38
5. Shepherd for his father-in-law - Exodus 3:1
6. Martha - Luke 10:41
7. Zechariah - Luke 1:18
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