Nobody but Jesus!

Isaiah 46.9

For He is unique in his incarnation (the one and only God-man),

unique in his atonement (only He has died for the sins of the world),

and unique in his resurrection (only He has conquered death).

And since in no other person but Jesus of Nazareth did God
first become human (in His birth),
then bear our sins (in His death),
and then triumph over death (in His resurrection),
He is
uniquely
competent 
to save sinners.

Nobody else possesses His qualifications.

~John Stott, The Radical Disciple

“remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other;  I am God, and there is none like me…” Isaiah 46:9

I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God.” Isaiah 45:5

“You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,
    “and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe Me
    and understand that I Am He.
Before Me no god was formed,
    nor will there be one after Me.
11 I, even I, Am the Lord,
    and apart from Me there is no Savior.
12 I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—
    I, and not some foreign god among you.
You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I Am God.
13     Yes, and from ancient days I Am He.
No one can deliver out of My hand.
    When I act, who can reverse it?” Isaiah 43:10-13

“I and the Father are one.” John 10:30

“It is finished.” John 19:30

“My Father, who has given them to me,
is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch
them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:29

Praising God for His special, unique Son who acted on my behalf with the ultimate finished work! Amazing grace and love poured out even when I was His enemy! For  Once you were [I was] not a people, but now you are [I am] God’s people; once you [I] had not received mercy, but now you [I] have received mercy (1 Peter 2:10).”

Isaiah 43.11

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Hope for today: be generous

HopeRemember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. As it is written:
“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;

    their righteousness endures forever.”
10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

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Hope for today: follow God’s example

HopeFollow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

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Wisdom Wednesday

1 Chronicle 29.11

Blessings today! It is Wisdom Wednesday and today the Lord speaks of His Glorious Power manifested in His magnificent ways and purposes. I pray you will be blessed as you read and meditate upon the following Scriptures and quotes. There are not enough pages in the world to give the God of this post the praise, honor, and glory He deserves.

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Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God, and that to You,
O Lord, belongs steadfast love. Jeremiah 62:11-12a

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and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His great might 20 that He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. Ephesians 1:19-21

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But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the
surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
2 Corinthians 4:7

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“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37

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For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing,
but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18

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For the Lord of hosts has purposed,
    and who will annul it?
His hand is stretched out,
    and who will turn it back? Isaiah 14:27

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The Lord your God is in your midst,
    a Mighty One who will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness;
    He will quiet you by his love;
He will exult over you with loud singing. Zephaniah 3:17

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It is He who made the earth by His power,
who established the world by His wisdom,

and by His understanding stretched out the heavens.

Jeremiah 10:12

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Lift up your heads, O gates!
    And be lifted up, O ancient doors,
    that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?

    The Lord, strong and mighty,
    the Lord, mighty in battle! Psalm 24:7-8

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The Lord reigns; He is robed in majesty;
the Lord is robed; He has put on strength as His belt.
Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved.
Psalm 93:1

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For I am not ashamed of the gospel,
for it is the power of God for salvation
to everyone who believes, to the Jew first
and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16

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And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come,
for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down,
who accuses them day and night before our God.
Revelation 12:10

Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
“Hallelujah!

For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Revelation 19:6

SELAH!
Shout now – Hallelujah!

Please leave comment if so inspired by the Lord! Yep! I’m ready for my day to the glory of the One, True and Living God!

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The Power…

Colossians 1.16

What God has said…

Blessed is the one
    who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
    or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and who meditates on his law day and night.” Psalm 1:1-2

Ssssoooo today my meditation is centered around the awesome power of the Lord!

“For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him (Colossians 1:16).”
The power to create.

“He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together (Colossians 1:17).”
 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word (Hebrews 1:3a).”
The power to sustain.

 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Timothy 1:16-17)
The power to govern.

What else God has said…

“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
    which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
    whatever they do prospers.” Psalm 1:3

“Cast your cares on the Lord
    and He will sustain you;
He will never let
    the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22

As for God, His way is perfect:
    The Lord’s Word is flawless;
   He shields all who take refuge in Him. Psalm 18:30

Be still, my soul and know that He is God…continue to meditate on Him!

Psalm 46.10

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Hope for today: living for audience of one

Hope10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.
11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.

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Blessed be the Lord, my strength

Psalm 144.1

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May the Lord, my rock, be praised,
who trains my hands for battle
and my fingers for warfare.
He is my faithful love and my fortress,
my stronghold and my deliverer.
He is my shield, and I take refuge in Him;
He subdues my people under me.

Lord, what is man, that You care for him,
the son of man, that You think of him?
Man is like a breath;
his days are like a passing shadow.

Lord, part Your heavens and come down.
Touch the mountains, and they will smoke.
Flash Your lightning and scatter the foe;
shoot Your arrows and rout them.
Reach down from heaven;
rescue me from deep water, and set me free
from the grasp of foreigners
whose mouths speak lies,
whose right hands are deceptive.

God, I will sing a new song to You;
I will play on a ten-stringed harp for You—
10 the One who gives victory to kings,
who frees His servant David
from the deadly sword.
11 Set me free and rescue me
from the grasp of foreigners
whose mouths speak lies,
whose right hands are deceptive.

12 Then our sons will be like plants
nurtured in their youth,
our daughters, like corner pillars
that are carved in the palace style.
13 Our storehouses will be full,
supplying all kinds of produce;
our flocks will increase by thousands
and tens of thousands in our open fields.
14 Our cattle will be well fed.
There will be no breach in the walls,
no going into captivity,
and no cry of lament in our public squares.
15 Happy are the people with such blessings.
Happy are the people whose God is Yahweh.

Psalm 144.15

 

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Hope for today: grace and peace

Hope3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age,according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. Galatians 1:3-5

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O give me that Book!

Matthew 4.4

I have shared before what a great blessing the old writings are to my soul. It just causes me to chew more, talk with God for understanding, see the glory of the Lord and worship than ‘easy in and easy out.’ The Lord showed me this one recently in my readings and I would like to share it in hopes that  it will bless your soul as much as it did mind. Show me the book that leads me to Jesus and the path of Life! How I thank God for His amazing love and grace to do just that.

“I have thought—I am a creature of a day, passing through life, as an arrow through the air. I am a spirit come from God, and returning to God: just hovering over the great gulf; till a few moments hence, I am no more seen! I drop into an unchangeable eternity! I want to know one thing, the way to heaven: how to land safe on that happy shore. God Himself has condescended to teach the way; for this very end He came from heaven. He hath written it down in a book! O give me that book! At any price, give me the Book of God! I have it: here is knowledge enough for me. ”   
~John Wesley (1703-1791), preface to The Works of the Rev. John Wesley, v. V, New York: J. & J. Harper, 1826, p. 5

SELAH! Glory to the Most High Name of the Lord that satisfies and hunger and quenches our thirst!

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O taste and see!

Psalm 34.8

I will bless the Lord at all times;
    His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
    let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
    and let us exalt His name together!

I sought the Lord, and He answered me
    and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant,
    and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
    and saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps
    around those who fear Him, and delivers them.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
    Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
Psalm 34:1-8

The song is true, “When I think about the Lord and all He has done for me, my soul shouts Hallelujah! Thank you, Lord, for saving me!”

When I think about the Lord and Who I know Him to be as revealed in His precious Word, my soul shouts Hallelujah, so very thankful that He has chosen me! I mean, it is just absolutely amazing that the Holy, Righteous, Pure, Perfect, Supreme, Most High, Sovereign, Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent God who is Truth, Wisdom, and Glory included you and I in His plans.

Love, compassion, and grace so great and pure that despite our sin and rebellion that He is Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, Immanuel – God with us, and ! Yes, absolutely amazing!

Surely, He is sweeter than the honeycomb and more precious than silver or gold! Surely, the greatest Treasure that any man can ever have is God, Himself. He is the True Bread that satisfies all hunger and the Living Water that satisfies all thirst!

Day by day He teaches me as I “taste and see” to delight myself in Him…everything and everyone else pales in comparison, including myself. The steadfast love of God is better than life (Psalm 63:3) and all it offers. Yes,I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1)” because He is worthy of my love, devotion, and praise. Glory to His Holy Name! 

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