Jehovah-Nissi – The Lord My Banner

Exodus 17:15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi.

As long as Moses held up his hands, the children of Israel prevailed against the Amalekites in battle. Aaron and Hur stood beside Moses holding his hands in the air when he was weary. God granted them victory over their enemy. In commemoration, Moses built an altar and called it Jehovah-Nissi which means “The Lord my banner.”Read more

Enter Thou Into the Joy of Thy Lord

Matthew 25:23  His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

What wonderful words for the faithful servant of God to hear when standing before the judgment seat of God. “Enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” All of the struggles, pain, disappointments, frustrations, and trials of this life will seem as nothing when we enter into the beautiful place called ‘Heaven’ that God has prepared for His people.Read more

When I Sit in Darkness

“…When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.” Micah 7:8

In the darkest times of life, the Lord will come and break the darkness with the light of His love and truth. In the days of physical pain, mental anguish, or a hurting heart, the presence of the Lord will surround us in the security and knowledge of His concern and healing virtue.Read more

Not With Excellency of Speech

1 Corinthians 2:1-5  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.  (2)  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.  (3)  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.  (4)  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:  (5)  That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, known as “the prince of preachers,” felt he delivered his sermon so poorly one Sunday that he was ashamed of himself. As he walked away from his church, the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, he wondered how any good could come from that message. When he arrived home, he dropped to his knees and prayed, “Lord God, You can do something with nothing. Bless that poor sermon.”Read more

Rest A While

“And he [Jesus] said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.”  (Mark 6:31)

Jesus and His disciples had been busy spreading the gospel and working for the furtherance of the Kingdom of God. They had just received news that John the Baptist had been beheaded. The disciples were sad, tired and worn out because of their spiritual labors and the stresses that come with it.Read more