Archive for November 19, 2011

How oft do they with golden pinions cleave The flitting skies, like flying pursuivant Against foul fiends to aid us militants!”

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19, 2011 by sheriffali

To what dignity are the chosen elevated when the brilliant courtiers of heaven become their willing servitors! Into what communion are we raised since we have intercourse with spotless celestials! How well are we defended since all the twenty-thousand chariots of God are armed for our deliverance! To whom do we owe all this? Let the Lord Jesus Christ be for ever endeared to us, for through Him we are made to sit in heavenly places far above principalities and powers.

 

He is to whose camp is round about them that fear Him; He is the true Michael whose foot is upon the dragon. All hail, Jesus! Thou Angels of Jehovah’s presence, to Thee this heart offers its vows.

 

 

Our lives are no different than Kings,Queens, Presidents, Prime Ministers and the Likes, for The Almighty gives Sun, Rain, Light and Darkness to all. See how this mighty man of God handled his troubles during his time on Earth!

 

 

THE SWEET PSALMIST OF ISRAEL.” 2ND SAMUEL 23:1

 

 

Among all the saints whose lives are written in Holy Writ, David possesses an experience of the most striking, varied and instructive character. In his history we meet with trials and temptations not discovered, as a whole, in other saints of ancient times, and hence he is all the more suggestive a type of our Lord.

 

David knew the trials of all ranks and conditions of men. Kings have their troubles, and David wore a crown: the peasant has cares, and David handled a shepherd’s crook: the wanderer has many hardships, and David, abode in the caves of Engedi: the captain has his difficulties, and David found the sons of Zeruiah too hard for him.

 

The psalmist was also tried in his friends, his counselor Anithophel forsook him, “He that eateth bread with me, had lifted up his heel against me.” (Psalm 41) His worst foes were they of his own household: his children were his greatest affliction. The temptations of poverty and wealth, of honor and reproach, of health and weakness, all tried their power upon him. He had temptations from without to disturb his peace, and from within to mar his joy.

 

David no sooner escaped from one trial than he fell into another; no sooner emerged from one season of despondency and alarm, then he was again brought into the lowest depths, and all God’s waves and billows rolled over him. It is probably from this cause that David’s psalms are so universally the delight of those that “truly” believes in God.

 

Whatever our frame of mind, whether ecstasy or depression, David has exactly described our emotions. He was an able master of the human heart, because he had been tutored in the best of all schools – the school of heart-felt, personal experience.

 

As we are instructed in the same school, as we grow matured in grace and in years, we increasingly appreciate David’s psalms, and find them to be “green pastures.” My soul, let David’s experience cheer and counsel me this day.

 

 

For many people they make a calculated decision to join a particular religion or they were born into a respective religion. Many attend Churches, Mosques, Temples and what other form of worship they freely choose, but the question is how many people find “religion” and a house of worship that they attend, but “never” find that “Oneness” with God. You can find out if you have found religion or you have found God when affliction strikes. Affliction like God is no respecter of person, be it age, nationality, financial circumstances or anything that is part of this world that we live in. Death comes without any invitation and no amount of wealth can purchase even an additional second of life, for when your spirit (Spirit is derived from the Hebrew word meaning “breath”) is recalled, you must go, and naked as you came into the world, naked you shall go!

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