He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death. Job 12:22
I saw this verse in a book I was reading and it drew my interest so I looked it up and read the chapter. Its funny how you can read the Word of God over and over again and not see some things written in there. I believe it is great that the Holy Spirit shows us those things, that I previously have not seen. He not only shows me but touches my heart also. In this verse I know that He gives further evidence of seeing into my heart. He shows me my sins, it is seen under the light of His love, nothing is hidden, nothing is laid in secret that my heavenly Father cannot see. My heart motives, my faults, all things are laid bare before Him. Something that could cause death, separation from Him does He show me, so we can deal with it together. He chastises me because He loves me and is making a vessel, purifying that vessel to better be used of Him. Less of me and more of Him. Search me, and bring to light the shadow of death within me, my flesh. Amen.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 2Cor. 4:7
I have a treasure in me, the treasure is the knowledge of Christ, His Spirit which dwells within this earthen vessel. I can do nothing of myself, but it is His Spirit which leads and speaks, which shines within this imperfect vessel. His power which is in me. The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is within me. So no longer do I desire to sit around and do nothing to hide, or dwell within the safety of my Christianity and my Christian friends, but to go out into the world and allow His Power to be shown within me. Anything else, my pride, my emotions, my selfishness, is of me, and plainly shown to be of me. But suffering for the sake of the Kingdom, for wisdom, love, truth and grace are of Him, for He is in me and I abide in Him. May I be quiet and allow His Spirit to speak, may I quiet my emotions and allow Him to listen, may I allow Him to move me to pray and to do for others, thus allowing His excellency of Power to be shown, and Him be glorified. May it be shown also in you today!
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. Matt. 23:4
This verse was laid on my heart one night last week, when I was crying out to the Lord, it seems there are times in my life in which others place burdens on me that are too much for me to bear. The only thing is that they have no solutions, and they seem never to be able to move one off, just place more and more upon me. I had to think on this, am I doing the same to others? The ones who place them on me are often “well meaning” “caring” and so forth. Its my walk with the Lord though, not theirs. I hope that I don’t place expectations on others, and I don’t cause others to have burdens which I cannot help to move off of them and give truth to. I praise God that He shows me which are those kinds of burdens, which have been placed on me. Although they seem heavy at the time I have to remember another verse which Jesus spoke in the Word. I believe its the solution for this one: Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matt. 11:29,30
I think that I will allow Jesus to take my burdens and lighten my load, then instead of being “weighed” down by the burdens from others or the world, I will find rest for my soul, and walk in peace with all men. Thank you Father for revealing truth to your child.
In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
Thank you Father!
I think I will let these verses speak to your heart this day, as they have spoken to mine. His Peace be to you.
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? Psalms 8:4
I think who am I that Jesus would lay His life down for me? Why did he even bother? When I meet someone on the street, who doesn’t look right, dirty hair, filthy clothes or acting different I have to remind myself that Jesus died for him or her too. When someone hurts me or offends me in anyway, the last thing I want to remember is that God loves that one too. What is man? One who Gods loves very much, despite of our humanity.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
ALL THINGS not some things not most things, in my life, are working to my good. Whether I think they are for my good or not. The trials, joys, pain, sorrow, are working in me for my good. To refine me and to make me a vessel that God can use. He is my loving Father who cares for me, and even though I may walk through many things He is using all of it to prefect me. I love Him and that means I have to trust Him to from day to day. I am called for HIS purpose not my own, and certainly not who I think I should be, or what I believe God is changing in me. Why bother worrying? Why cry about yesterday, all is useful in my growth. God has a purpose for my life, may not be the same as another’s but its still what and where God is leading me. Even in my mistakes, I learn and grow. The biggest part is just trusting Him to work things out, and believe what He says in His Word. ALL THINGS you know,,,, ALL THINGS both big and small. I am so glad He cares about me.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb. 11:1
As I am walking by faith it is evidenced. I believe that God gives us more faith by His Word, prayer, and through others. There have been times in my life where it seemed that I could not go on at all, believing, having faith. What I was doing was so different from what others were doing, and how my walk was going seemed different too. Most people seem to want to help and tell you where to go and how to do it. Like Job’s friends, but God honors the faith we have to walk as He asks not as others would like us to do, or go. Separation from the world system, and departing from the “normal” Christian walk takes faith, but although the things hoped for are not often seen, I have to follow the lead of my Father, and be a God pleaser and not a man pleaser. Fortunately He gives the strength and keeps me in whatever or wherever He leads. Thank you Lord!
Visited local Church this morning and thanked them for their mighty Prayers as they reached two counties rather than just one.
I informed them above story about how The Lord had worked.
David Z, Brugger Ambassador for Christ
Would like to thank Christian Livingstone, for the encouragement for our ministry, and the mug!!
It snowed about a foot over night and was still falling, but a brother and I plowed our way down the mountain to Lewis County were I had been directed to by Officer Oswald, I had been looking forward to doing The Lord’s work all week, but the courthouse was locked when we arrived, so while there I introduced myself and the Lord’s ministry to a deputy and some clerks next door while I waited for Courthouse to be opened. I informed them that I was there to exercise the Right of Visitation to be heard on the matters of the day. I also explained what an Abatement was and how they needed for Me to accept the ALL CAP/Mark of a beast in order to recognize me and thus join this living Christian Man to the Dead and that it could not be done without My Consent. Also asked him to let Sheriff know that he met me and as I intended to get known in all surrounding counties as I would be teaching community how to stand on Law/His Word rather than guns. My brother in Christ gave the deputy a video tape called “9-11 The Road to Tyranny” When Courthouse opened I was informed by two nice ladies that enjoyed discourse also that I was at wrong county, and they called Lewis County at Lewiston (about 60 more miles away) and scheduled me for 4pm and allowed me to make a call and brother left them a video tape also, and we were off to Lewiston through the back hills route through mountains. On our Way we stopped at a small cafe and RV park in middle of nowhere for restroom, coffee, and some biscuits and gravy, The Lord was at work, the waitress greeted a man as Sheriff. I said “Greetings Randy, I was just at your place and spoke with your people but was in wrong county, I told the Deputy to let you know I was there and planned to get known by all the surrounding counties as a Good and Lawful Christian man teaching the community and variety of Radicals gathered together by Bo Gritz and left here wondering what to do next how to use true Law/God’s Word instead of guns to overcome the World System and am now on The Way to meet with Nes Perce people and that I normally would just send citations back with Abatement papers and that I hadn’t lost a case in years or even able to get arrested anymore in Oregon but thought since I was new to the area I should introduce myself personally so that all could know me as a Minister of the Law of Peace in Christ.” He said” What, do you have Diplomatic Immunity or something?” I said “Exactly, I am an Ambassador for Christ’s Kingdom” and showed him my credentials (passport). And we were on our Way again.
Arrived at Nez Perce County Courthouse in Lewiston. County Clerks office person informed me that there was no judge to see today, and wanted me to plea/pray to her instead. I told her I came all this way to see a judge to Abate the Matter or get arrested for contempt and wasn’t about to Plea to faulty process, I served the “citations” which were Refused for Cause, and went to see Sheriff next door. He was not in, a very nice woman made me a copy of citations and took a letter to give to him for me.
David Z, Brugger Ambassador for Christ
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
What kind of peace can the world give me? I think none, because I have found no peace in the world. The only time that I have had peace is through Jesus Christ. Though the world may rise up against me, though I have problems and worries galore, He alone can walk me through all of them. He alone calms the storm, in His Word I find comfort and peace for my soul. His Spirit of peace is in me and works through me, and shows others that He indeed is Lord. The Prince of Peace.