Sweet Jesus, sweet Jesus, how wonderful You Are. You are brighter than the morning star. You are fairer, more fairer than the lily that grow by the way. You are precious more precious than gold. Faithful Faithful Faithful 2x Faithful is the Lord. Yes! You are Faithful Faithful Faithful 2x Faithful is the Lord. You are Mighty God 2x Every power bow before Thee, You are Mighty God.
Indeed He is a Mighty God, every power must bow before Thee. No one can stand before the King of kings, the Maker of Heaven and Earth. My soul thou magnify the Lord and forget not all His benefit. Let all that is within me praise His Holy Name. For faithful indeed is our God and Glorious is His Holy Name.
Beloved, are you praising God along with me? Looks like someone’s heart is heavy this moment? I will encourage you not to be. Why am I saying this, because nothing last forever. There is a time appointed for everything under heaven, therefore you don’t have lose heart concerning that issue of concern in your life. All you need do is to trust the All- Knowing God. Hear what the following brethren said about God after considering what was written in Isa 8:17.
Hold fast to Him in spite of logic, and yet not quite blindly. Be not torn from thy grasp upon the skirts of His garments by any wrench of atheistic hypothesis that seeks only to hurl thee into utter darkness; but refuse not to let thy hands be gently unclasped by that loving and pious philosophy that seeks to draw thee from feet of God only to place Thee in His bosom. (James Hinton)
What heart can comprehend the Name of God? Or, searching, find Thee out? Who art within, a quickening flame, A presence round about. Yet though I know Thee (God) but in part, I ask not, Lord for more: Enough for me to know Thou art, to love Thee and adore (F.L.Hosmer).
Beloved, that sigh of relief is coming from the knowledge of the truth you just discover or remember about God from the above extract. Is also encouraging perseverance in our walk with God with whom all things are possible. Let us consider our brother Job, who went through horrible times in his life time but towards the end of his trial exclaimed the text below. He has been hearing about God but now he saw Who God truly is. Someone reading this devotion before the end of this year will see God in His true self.
You will also read about “the eyes of Jesus”. How watchful is this “eye” over your deeds; over your action. Be careful about how you live for there is One upstairs watching every step you make, every action you take and every word you utter even the unspoken word in your heart.
Let go for this discovery:
I had heard rumors about You,
but now my eyes have seen You.—Job 42:5
In his time, Job was the most righteous person on earth. He was so godly that the Lord took pleasure in pointing him out to Satan (Job 1:8). Yet, despite his love for God and his diligent obedience to His commands, even Job had not fully come to know God. The blessings God had given to Job had not revealed everything about God’s character. There were characteristics that Job would come to realize only through adversity. So the Lord allowed Satan to test Job through suffering.
Although Job lost everything he had, even his seven children, Job discovered that God was still with him. Though he faced the most difficult and bewildering tribulations imaginable, Job came to understand that God was infinitely wiser than he (Job 42:1–4). As Job endured the insensitivity of his friends, he learned that God is the only One who is absolutely trustworthy. Job learned much about God through his anguish. Finally, he confessed that at first he had only heard about God, but now, through his suffering, he had come to see God (Job 42:5).
When you are in the midst of your trials, your Lord will reveal His character to you in ways you never knew. You will experience His strong and comforting presence. Like Job, you will learn that your Lord will remain, even when everyone else abandons you.
You will see God more clearly as He takes you through the dark times. Then you will experience God in ways you had previously only heard about from others.
What about the eyes of Jesus what are those things only His eyes can see:
The Eyes Of Jesus
Forget the IRS or the SEC. It’s the searing eyes of Jesus we need to be aware of.
“I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw… someone ‘like a son of man,‘ dressed in a robe… with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, AND HIS EYES WERE LIKE BLAZING FIRE.” (Revelation 1:12-14)
Yesterday I had lunch with a senior officer of a conglomerate who is intimately knowledgeable of the inner workings of the organization: Keeping double books, the cannibalizing of one company to shore up another, and the manipulation of reports to satisfy SEC and IRS scrutiny are all standard practices.
The CEO and CFO (who are also the controlling shareholders) determine senior management procedures. They are also professing Christians, who are known around town for their involvement in Christian missions and other programs related to the Gospel.
This senior officer went on to tell me that because of their hypocrisy, the non-Christian executives in the conglomerate mock anything that is labeled “Christian” and view the CEO and CFO with great contempt. Clearly, these two men have become stumbling blocks to their non-Christian employees. As he talked, I thought of the Scriptures’ warning:
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men‘s bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.” (Matthew 23:27-29)
“If anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” (Matthew 18:6b)
“[When] the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men‘s hearts… What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” (1 Corinthians 4:5b; Luke 12:31) (See Romans 12:6; 1 Corinthians 14:25)
“Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither… thieves nor the greedy nor… swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10)
QUESTION: On the inevitable, and forthcoming day of judgment for believers, will your current business and professional practices withstand the searing, and all-knowing eyes of the Lord Jesus Christ – Let alone the more immediate prospect of an inspection by the SEC or IRS? (2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 3:11-15)
Are there specific changes you need to make at this time relative to your business practices? Or in your personal life?
Hope the preparations are still on. Be careful and wise. Above all, you need to found out about what and how will Jesus wants you to prepare for His coming. Watch out in the subsequent write ups.
Remain blessed in the Lord.