In the beginning, God!

Romans 1:20 ESV: For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Isaiah 48:13 ESV: My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.

His Spirit created everything by his word. There is an intelligence at the core of every creation, coded in his expression. Evident by the code embedded in the DNA at the cellular level. This same intelligence is present in every element known to man. His consciousness, which uttered matter into existence, resides at the sub-atomic and quantum realm—intelligent design for an omniscient creator.

Psalm 8:3-4 ESV: When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
Genesis 1:27 ESV: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Psalm 139:15 ESV: My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Psalm 139:14 ESV: I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Designer’s Code

1 Kings 2:3 Observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.

The Spirit created everything to function according to his will, and for that purpose, they were created.
A rock is a rock because He created it so. The rock obeys its master’s code to fulfill its purpose. How marvelous and splendid are the stars, the moon, and the sun. Yet they function according to His word to sustain life on our planet.
With only two known exceptions, all of God’s creation function in obedience to Him. Each according to its own kind and design. There is an intelligence and a purpose coded into His created realm. In His word, only the Angels and Mankind are said to have disobeyed His will. Such rebellion results in destruction and calamity for the rebels.
Oh, that my flesh would cease its rebellion, and my soul would find peace and rest in Your Spirit.

The Church Will Worship In His Temple

Inspired by: Matthew 16:15-20,1 Corinthians 6:19 and Psalm 133:1

  • The Church is not an organization or a function we attend. It is a people; it is who we are.
  • The Temple is not a place or a building. It is you, all of you; Mind body and soul.
  • Worship is not mere words; it is a lifestyle.

How good and pleasant it is for brethren and sistren to live together in love and unity. The gates of hell shall not prevail against such fellowship. Therefore, live to the glory of your God seated on His thrown at the center of His Temple.

The Mystery of the Tongue

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Humanly speaking, the tongue is used for tasting and enabling speech. Spiritually speaking, the tongue is God’s mouthpiece, capturing and extending the spiritual into the natural. Unfortunately, we fail to make use of it in the latter manner. When James talks about taming the tongue, we avoid hurling insults, avoid apt replies, avoid using censored words and then stop there. We then leave the tongue to serve its biological purposes, but not fully serving its spiritual purpose.

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One does not have to flip the Bible for too long to see that speech is not devoid of spiritual implications. In fact, in the first pages, you will encounter a repetitive statement, ‘God said…And it was so’. Whatever God spoke, came into being. Few Chapters on in the Second Book, Moses trying to avoid God’s mission of speaking to Pharaoh to let the Israelites out of slavery says, ‘O Lord…

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The Bible Held Aloft Or Aloof

Inspired by: Hebrews 4:12, John 3: 16 – 2, Romans 2: 13 & John 6: 63

The word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints, and marrow; it judges the thoughts, intentions, and attitudes of the heart.

When we hold up the word of God as a testimony, one of two things has already happened.

If we are living in obedience to its teachings, then we have been liberated. Set free from the condemnation, it describes in its pages. But if we are not living by its precepts, we are already condemned.

So hold the Bible aloft; it is the Word of God; it is the Spirit that gives life.

My Fight Is Spiritual

Inspired by: 1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Corinthians 10: 3 – 5, Ephesians 6: 12 & Philippians 2:10-11

I will fight the good fight of faith, to which You called me so that I might lay hold on eternal life.

My beef is not with my fellow man, but with evil philosophies and political and religious ideologies that govern over the injustices and cruelties of this world. I am at war with spiritual forces that are at work in high and low places.

You, God, have equipped me for this fight with weapons for the tearing down of ideological strongholds, and political biases, that place expediences above the people it serves. Your word is quick and powerful for the reproofing of opinions that are in opposition to the knowledge of You, bringing every thought into obedience to You.

I know I do not fight in vain as every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess You as Lord.

Your Word is a Lamp to my Feet

Inspired by Psalm 119: 105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. From hearing it, I derive my faith and discover Your methods and learn Your laws.

I hear Your word in the functioning of Your creation; It reverberates clear and pure. It says to me, “I can be trusted, lean on me, I will make your pathway true.” In a shout or a whisper, Your word echoes for me to hear, calling me to a path already prepared.

I need not know where the journey will take me or what I will encounter along the way. I am without fear because I trust in You, who leads the way. So I walk by faith and not by sight. Of this one thing, I have come to know most assuredly that Your love never fails, and that I am never alone.

The flesh is weak, but You are strong. Though the tests and the trials they do come, more blessed are the victories won. Your love, Your mercy, and Your grace provide for me. There is no insurmountable challenge or too costly a sacrifice with which I am not able to cope. Because You have equipped me with patience, faith, power, love, and humility.

I walk on seeking You without fail so that I may discover Your face and finish this race.

I am walking the path already prepared