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His Remembrance

Posted in books, following Jesus, God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by rylanreed

“And I will remember My covenant” Genesis 9:15

Mark the form of the promise. God does not say, “And when ye shall look upon the bow, and ye shall remember my covenant, then I will not destroy the earth,” but it is gloriously put, not upon our memory, which is fickle and frail, but upon God’s memory, which is infinite and immutable. “The bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant.” Oh! it is not my remembering God, it is God’s remembering me which is the ground of my safety; it is not my laying hold of his covenant, but his covenant’s laying hold on me. Glory be to God! the whole of the bulwarks of salvation are secured by divine power, and even the minor towers, which we may imagine might have been left to man, are guarded by almighty strength. Even the remembrance of the covenant is not left to our memories, for we might forget, but our Lord cannot forget the saints whom he has graven on the palms of his hands. It is with us as with Israel in Egypt; the blood was upon the lintel and the two side-posts, but the Lord did not say, “When you see the blood I will pass over you,” but “When I see the blood I will pass over you.” My looking to Jesus brings me joy and peace, but it is God’s looking to Jesus which secures my salvation and that of all his elect, since it is impossible for our God to look at Christ, our bleeding Surety, and then to be angry with us for sins already punished in him. No, it is not left with us even to be saved by remembering the covenant. There is no linsey-wolsey here—not a single thread of the creature mars the fabric. It is not of man, neither by man, but of the Lord alone. We should remember the covenant, and we shall do it, through divine grace; but the hinge of our safety does not hang there—it is God’s remembering us, not our remembering him; and hence the covenant is an everlasting covenant. C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening, Evening August 13

What a great thing to grasp, that we don’t have to remember all the time or try and remind God of what He told us with the convent of old.  He remembers and will always remember, not letting one of His children out of His sight and out of His controlling, comforting hands.  We don’t have to do anything, and we didn’t DO anything to deserve this, since us and this world is all for the glory of God and His covenant allows us to be apart of His plan for world redemption.

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something else just isn’t cutting it

Posted in Culture, God, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2009 by rylanreed

I heard a great quote from Mark Driscoll, who is a pastor in Seattle Washington, talking about God and what some people make as their god. It runs along with our financial crisis that America is having right now and how people are getting ready for a total meltdown of everything that is America.

People are freaking out because their god is money and it died and hasn’t risen from the dead like My God!

“As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.” 1Tim. 6:17 Our hope needs not to be in money or the economy or anything that is of this world, cause its going to die, and rot.  That is just reality!  Our hope needs to be in the creator of everything, Thee Almighty God, and trust that he will take care of us, cause you know what… Jesus, (God), rose from the dead after being in the grave for THREE days.  No one can say they have done that or someone else has, only the God of the Bible has defeated death and He will defeat everything when Jesus comes back to earth to bring God’s children to Him.  Let us rejoice and have hope in HIM today!

For war!

Posted in Culture, following Jesus, God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2009 by rylanreed

“—-we must fight!—I repeat it, Sirs, we must fight!!”…They tell us, sirs, that we are weak–unable to cope with so fomidable an adversary…Sire we are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means which God of nature hath placed in our power… Besides, Sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, Sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, and brave.
“…Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace–but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! Is life so dear or peace so sweet to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!–I know not what course others may take; but as for me,…give me liberty, or give me death!”          –Patrick Henry…Leader of the American Revolution

We are in a battle, maybe not a physical one (even though I feel it a lot of times) but one of the spiritual nature.  And we do not fight it along, becuase the Powerful and Almight God is on our side and has already won the War, but he gives us help through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to fight the battles that still rage until these days come to a close and Jesus returns in blinding Glory!  There is a battle going on wether we like it or not and we have to be ready at all time, “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8  I want to fight so that everyone on earth will be able to hear the name of Jesus and repent of their ways and follow him.  I want to be like Patrick Henry, asking for myself and every around me “…give me liberty, or give me death!”