If you are still asleep you don’t know your “thirst” is for the Living God, and your “thirst” will never be quenched by the things the world says you should seek. If you gain the whole world and lose you soul, you will be thirsty forever with nothing to put out the flames of fire that burn eternally. “You will want to die, but be unable” (Revelation 9:6). If you quench the Spirit of God, you will remain fallen short of the glory, remaining in sin, for it is not by will-power, human strength or power that we can change, transform, regenerate the new, but by God our Father’s Spirit. Our souls thirst for God and we are totally satisfied and fulfilled when the glorious victorious King of kings and Lord of lords makes his home in our heart, where we enthrone Christ Jesus to rule and reign over our life, spirit and soul and body; governed by Christ, led by the Holy Spirit, under God our true eternal Father, now and is to come.
Glory, glory, hallelujah! O taste and see that the Lord is Good! eat of the Word! drink of the Spirit! see the glory of the Lord and be radiant! Arise, shine! glorify God and delight in Him! “Come and behold the face of God” (Psalm 42:2). If your soul is cast down, disquieted, fearful, doubtful, questioning, uncertain, hopeless, helpless, or giving up, stop remembering the past, retaining sins, and falling short of the glory, and REMEMBER GOD and what he already has done for ALL humanity: sent Jesus who changed EVERYTHING, including time and space, brought the kingdom of God and his righteousness in the fullness of time to your hand (Mark 1:14-15). Do you believe Jesus, take the Gospel of God to heart, be born again of God, of Water (for repentance) and Spirit of Life (fire and glory), and learn to live the Way, the Truth, and the Life of God through Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice on the Cross, out of the Great Pure Holy True Love of God our Father, who sent Jesus to rescue and deliver you from the father of lies, the subtle and not so subtle snake who tricks and tempts, lies, deceives, manipulates, and controls by bringing up your past, blaming others, shaming, guilting and condemning; controlling by fear, anxiety, depression, doubts, lust, pride, anger, malice, rage, outrage, offenses, derogatory labels, division, pitting one group against another, inciting violence, promising utopia but delivering hell, through promoting sin, not only getting people to practice sin but approving of others who sin against God and their own body. BUT GOD! can send Jesus to the depths of where your soul has fallen and take you to Himself by the Holy Spirit, who is Lord now on earth to give you freedom from sin, death, and the works of the devil, and lead you NOT into temptation but delivered from evil. The baptism of Jesus is the holy fire of God that dissolves the darkness, and the Holy Spirit that forms Christ in you, if you live in conscious repentance, believing and receiving forgiveness of sins, and giving forgiveness for those who trespass against you. Ask and receive the Holy Spirit breath of resurrection life and Spirit of Christ Jesus, who IS the resurrection and life.
“Hope in God; for you shall again praise him, your help and your God…Remember God…his steadfast Love…Say a prayer to the God of your life. Say to God, your Rock…”I feel forgotten, I am in mourning because of the oppression of the enemy. As with a deadly wound in my body, my adversaries taunt me, while they say continually, ‘Where is your God?’…Vindicate me, O God, and defend my cause against ungodly people; from deceitful and unjust men, deliver me! For Thou art the God in whom I take Refuge…O send out Thy Light and Thy Truth; let them lead me, let them bring me to Thy Holy Hill of Christ Jesus, Thy dwelling, Thy altar [where we are altered] and Thy exceeding Joy [of Thy Salvation and Redemption] restored. I will praise Thee, my Living Hope, my Living Help, and my God! (Psalm 42 and 43).
“You are our King, and our God, who ordains our victories…You save us from our foes, and put to confusion those who hate us. In God we boast continually, and we give thanks to Your Name forever…We do not forget God or the new covenant in Jesus’ Blood. Our heart does not turn away from Christ, nor our steps depart from The Way…God knows the secrets of our innermost hearts…ROUSE yourself! [AWAKE sleepers, and arise from the dead and Christ will give you LIGHT]. Rise up! [believe and receive the Help that comes from Above! the deliverance from evil that only Jesus can give]…Receive, TAKE, the River of Water from the Throne and let your heart OVERFLOW with glorified Christ Spirit as rivers from your soul…In Your Majesty ride forth victoriously for the cause of Truth and to defend the right…Your arrows are sharp in the heart of your enemies; they fall under you. Your Divine Throne endures forever and ever. Your Royal Scepter is a scepter of EQUITY; you love RIGHTEOUSNESS and hate wickedness. Therefore God anointed Christ [and now Christ in you] with the oil of gladness above all; His robes are fragrant…Hear, O daughter, consider your King of kings and Lord of lords; FORGET YOUR PEOPLE and your father’s house (father of lies); [rememer who you are IN Christ] and the King of Glory will desire your beauty…Bow only to glorified Christ Jesus; receive his Free Gifts, riches of glory, all kinds of wealth: insight, wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge of God and his glory, reverential awe and wonder! With Joy and Gladness let yourself by led by the Holy Spirit in Christ and Christ in you; led forth in Righteousness and Peace and Joy IN THE HOLY SPIRIT into the palace of the Father of Glory with your King of Glory [Kingdom living]…Celebrate His Name above all names in all generations who take His New Married Name as your own through the Blood, Water and Spirit of Christ Jesus! (Psalm 44 and 45; Revelation 2:17, 3:12-13).
“God is our Refuge and Strength, our very PRESENT Help in times of trouble. Therefore we will not fear…There is a RIVER whose streams make glad the city of God [Christ in you, a new city set on the hill, shining the light and glory of Christ], the holy habitation of the Most High; God in the midst of you; Holy Spirit living in you; she shall not be moved; God helps her right early. The nations rage, the kingdoms of lucifer totter; God utters His Voice and the earth melts [heaven and earth pass away but My Word remains: Christ in you]. The Lord of hosts is with us, the God of Jesus is our Refuge. Come, behold the works and glory of Christ…Be still and know God and his glory. Exalt the God of Jesus, our Refuge!…Shout to God with loud songs of JOY! For the Lord, the Most Hight, is awe-inspiring terror to his enemies, Father and Spiritual Husband to his people, the King of kings over all the earth. He subdues people and enemies. He gives us the heritage of His Son of Righteousness when we divorce the heritage of fallen Adam. Jesus went back to the Father and now sounds the trumpet, warning God’s enemies and encouraging his people in Christ. Sing praises to our King of kings! For God our Father is the King over the whole earth [through Jesus who restored God’s image and likeness in his beloved believers]; sing praises! God reigns over the nations; God sits on his Holy Throne above the highest heavens and is enthroned in the hearts of His people in Christ and Christ in you. The shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted! Great is the Lord and greatly to be praise in the new cities of God [Christ in you]. His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, is the JOY of all the earth…in Christ is the sure defense…ASSEMBLE and come together…ASTOUNDED, TREMBLING as a woman in travail…in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of God which God establishes forever [Christ is established forever]…Thy Right Hand is filled with Victory! Let the daughters rejoice because of Thy righteous, just, pure judgments!…This is God, our God forever and ever. He will be our guide forever…Why should you fear in times of trouble, when the iniquities of persecutors surround us, men who trust in their billions and boast of their schemes to fix the world, climate, health, welfare. They think they will never see the Pit, but even the wise die, the fool and the stupid alike must perish, and leave their wealth to others. Their graves will be their home forever, though they named lands as their own. Unredeemed man cannot abide in his pomp, he is like the BEASTS that perish. This is the fate of those with foolish confidence [devoid of the HOLY Spirit that gives true boldness and confidence], THE END of those who are pleased with their worldly portion. Like sheep they are appointed for Sheol; Death shall be their shepherd; straight to the grave they descend, and their FORM passes away [those in Christ never die John 8:51-52 “already passed from death to life” John 5:24]. Sheol is unredeemed man’s eternal home. BUT GOD can ransom your soul from the power of Sheol, for he receives you THROUGH JESUS. Be not afraid when you become rich in the glory of Christ in God: see and behold the light of the good news of the glory of Christ, the likeness of God…but those who refuse to come to Jesus will never more see the light for unredeemed man cannot abide in his pomp, and he is like the BEASTS that perish [Revelation 17:13 “of one mind with beast and give their power and authority to the beast”]… Out of Christ, the perfection of beauty of God’s glory, he shines forth…the world and all that is in it is the Lord’s…Offer your body and soul and spirit and life to God, in spirit and in truth, during spiritual worship and God will sanctify, heal, deliver, set free, anoint and consecrate you as you glorify the Father through the Son by the Holy Spirit! (Psalm 46-50)
“Behold, you desire TRUTH in our inward being; therefore, teach us Wisdom in our secret, innermost heart…Create in us a clean heart, O God, and put a new and righteous spirit within us. Cast us not away from Thy Presence (light of glory), and take not Thy Holy Spirit from us. Restore the JOY of Thy Salvation and uphold us with Your righteous, holy, perfect, royal, pure Spirit!” Psalm 51:6-15
“The righteous shall SEE, and fear only God, and shall laugh at the enemy…We are like a green olive tree in the house of God. We trust in the steadfast Love of God for ever and ever. We thank God forever, because he has already DONE IT for ALL who believe it, receive it, take it, run with it!…The fool says in his HEART, ‘There is no God.’…Call upon God…Behold the Holy Spirit is our Helper sent from Above; Christ is the upholder of our resurrected life…Thou has delivered me from EVERY TROUBLE, and my eyes look in TRIUMPH over God’s enemies” Psalm 52:6-54:7
“Let Thy Glory be over ALL the earth!” Psalm 57:5, 11
“Trusts in God at all times; pour out your heart before him; God is our Refuge…God has spoken through Jesus, and Power belongs to God…I look upon Thee in the sanctuary, beholding Thy Power and Glory. Thy steadfast Love is better than life, my lips praise Thee. So I will bless Thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on Your Name. My soul is feasted, my mouth praises Thee with joyful lips when I think upon Thee in my bed and meditate on Thee in the watches of the night; for Thou has been my Help, and in the shadow of Thy Wings I sing for Joy. My soul clings to Thee; Thy Right Hand upholds me…and the mouths of liars will be stopped…Preserve us from the dread of the enemy, hide us from the secret plots of the wicked, from the scheming of evildoers, who aim bitter words like arrows, shooting from ambush at the blameless, shooting at them suddenly and without fear. They hold fast to their evil purpose; they talk of laying snares secretly, saying, ‘Who can see us? Who can search out our crimes? We have thought out a cunningly conceived plot.” BUT GOD! will shoot HIS ARROW at them and they will be wounded suddenly and God will bring them to RUIN and all will tell what God has done for his people and ponder what he has done for us. Let the RIGHTEOUS rejoice in the Lord, and take Refuge in Him! Let the upright in heart glory!” Psalm 64:1-10
“The smoke is driven away…the wax melts before fire, so the wicked perish before God! But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with Joy! Sing! to the Father of the fatherless and protector of widows; God in his holy habitation gives the desolate a Home to dwell in [in Christ! and makes his home in you]; he leads the prisoners to prosperity in Christ, but the rebellious remain dwelling in the desert wilderness, the parched land apart from Christ…Blessed be the Lord who daily bears us up; God is our Salvation, and to God, the Lord, belongs escape from death. But God will shatter the heads of his enemies, the crown of those who walk in their guilty ways…Rebuke the beasts…Trample under foot those who lust after tribute; scatter the people who delight in war…Sing to God O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord, to Him who rides in the heavens, the ancient heavens; lo, he sends forth His Voice [of the True Shepherd, the Lamb of God, who guides you to the springs of His Living Water (Revelation 7:17)]. Ascribe Power to God…who gives power and strength to His people in Christ. Blessed be God!” Psalm 68
“God gives us His Christ drink abundantly…makes streams come forth…and causes Water to flow down like rivers…He gives Living Bread and Meat of the Word…Have faith in God, trust in His saving Power…Remember Jesus is your Rock, the Most High your Redeemer…receive forgiveness…keep in mind His Power, Redemption, Miracles, Signs…Guidance in Safety…brought to His Holy Mountain [in Christ the new promised land]” Psalm 78
Be restored! (Psalm 80). Open your mouth wide and Holy Spirit will fill it (Psalm 81). Receive God’s perfect, holy, pure Justice (Psalm 82). Enter the Joy of the Lord, the dwelling place in Christ where our hearts and flesh sing for joy to the Living God. Our Home found in Christ who makes his home in you. “Blessed are those whose strength is in Thee, in whose HEART is Christ, the highway to God our Father…going from strength to strength in Christ and Christ in you [His strength in your weakness]…For the Lord is our Sun and Shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed are those who TRUST in Thee!” (Psalm 84).
“Make the Lord your Refuge, the Most High your habitation, and no evil will befall you, no virus, plague, scourge shall come near your body tent. For he will give HIS angels charge of you to guard you in ALL your ways…Cleave to Christ in love, and be delivered from the works of darkness and evil. Those who know Jesus’ Name/Nature are protected. God is with Christ in you in times of trouble. He rescues you and honors Christ in you. With long life he SATISFIES you, and shows you HIS Salvation” Psalm 91
For ALL this and much, much more, I magnify and glorify God our Father, Son and Holy Spirit! to God be the glory! Amen.