Words of Encouragement
December 18, 2007
Zechariah 4:6-10 says, "Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts. v.6
Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it. v.7
Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, v.8
The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto you. v.9
For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the Lord, which run to and fro through the whole earth." v.10
Notice what verse 10 says, that you have to despise the days of small things. You shall then rejoice and see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel, with those seven eyes of the Lord which run to and fro through the earth.
Consider these words in Haggai 2:2-9, "Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying, v.2
Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? v.3
Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts: v.4
According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not. v.5
For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; v.6
And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. v.7
The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. v.8
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts." v.9
He that hath ears to hear will despise the days of small things.
In Matthew 24:42-47 it says, "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. v.42
But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. v.43
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. v.44
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? v.45
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. v.46
Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods." v.47
God bless you,
October 26, 2007
Psalm 1:1-6 says, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. v.1
But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. v.2
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. v.3
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. v.4
Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. v.5
For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish." v.6
I have personally lived in verses 1-3 for more than thirty-five years, and I continue to do so this very day. You might ask yourself this question, "Are you righteous? Or are you an ungodly person?"
God bless you,
October 12, 2007
Philippians 4:13 says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." And you can too!
God bless you,
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Jesus tells us in Matthew 24 that great troubles shall come upon the earth. In verse 14, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." I want to encourage you to read my Instructions in Righteousness pages and my personal testimony page as well.
Isaiah 41:10-14 says, "Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. v.10
Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. v.11
Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. v.12
For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. v.13
Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel." v.14
These promises are for the Body of Christ as well.
I pray for you that you receive a revelation of how that Jesus Christ died for your sins on the cross according to the scriptures, that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
John 3:18-21 states, "He that believeth on him (Jesus) is not condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. v.18
And this is the condemnation, that light is come unto the world, and men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil. v.19
For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. v.20
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest that they are wrought in God. v.21
November 28, 2005
The Spirit of the Lord has directed me to post this on this page.
Exodus 23:20-25 says, "Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. v.20
Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. v.21
But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. v.22
For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off. v.23
Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.v.24
And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee." v.25
More than 30 years ago God revealed these passages of scripture by His Spirit to my spirit, and I have found them to be absolutely true in my life.
I pray that you will indeed obey his voice and do all that he speaks and these passages will apply to your life.
God bless you,
December 24, 2005
Psalm 34:9-22 says, "O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. v.9
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. v.10
Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. v.11
What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? v.12
Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. v.13
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. v.14
The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. v.15
The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth. v.16
The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. v.17
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. v.18
Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. v.19
He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. v.20
Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. v .21
The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate." v.22
I believe the Spirit of the Lord is directing me to encourage you with these words.
God bless you,