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Goodbye, Friends.

1 For everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven… 2 a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which was planted, [and] 8 Better is the end of a thing, than the beginning thereof. Ecclesiastes 3:1,2; 7:8

We are shuttering our WordPress.com publications, effectively immediately. We’ve been here since January 10, 2014, and will be using this site as an archive, and referring to it elsewhere. We began with the site, Truth & Dare, which is also archived separately. However, our inspiring word-blog ministries will continue over other media. We therefore, invite all our faithful readers to continue with us via our publications on Facebook. This daily blog will go on in “The Life Everlasting,” located at:

https://www.facebook.com/TheNameMostHigh/

And, our Christian Covenant Community group page, called “High Praise Word Center,” is at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighPraiseWordCenter/

We invite you all to come on over, “take your shoes off,” and “sat a spell.” Come on! “Whatcha’ waitin’ fer???”

I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together !!!

1 For everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven… 2 a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which was planted, [and] 8 Better is the end of a thing, than the beginning thereof. Ecclesiastes 3:1,2; 7:8

We are shuttering our WordPress.com publications, effectively immediately. We’ve been here since January 10, 2014, and will be using this site as an archive, and referring to it elsewhere. We began with the site, Truth & Dare, which is also archived separately. However, our inspiring word-blog ministries will continue over other media. We therefore, invite all our faithful readers to continue with us via our publications on Facebook. This daily blog will go on in “The Life Everlasting,” located at:

https://www.facebook.com/TheNameMostHigh/

And, our Christian Covenant Community group page, called “High Praise Word Center,” is at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HighPraiseWordCenter/

We invite you all to come on over, “take your shoes off,” and “sat a spell.” Come on! “Whatcha’ waitin’ fer???”

The AVENGER

I had an awesome prophetic dream, on the night of January 31, 2011. In it, the Holy Spirit showed me that God is the LORD of Hosts, who exacts vengeance for his servants. The chilling sight I saw that night, I now share with you, in these verses entitled, The Avenger.

by Joseph Diop
Copyright © 2011 by Joseph Diop

1. I beheld a sad and troubling sight
In the darkness while asleep—
A holy dream in deepest night
That made my spirit weep.

2. I was shown a beast I’d seen before
And had studied for a while,
The Beast from Revelation’s lore
Attacked a harmless child.

3. And that was when my God within
Bestirred my heart with zeal,
And said, “My son, it’s time now when
That monster must be killed.”

4. Let’s tell this wretched, evil force,
“Pick on someone your own size.”
Then the King a-mount the great white horse
Will charge them from the skies.

5. And with the troops that are full grown
He’ll wade into that host
With fiercesome forces of his own,
Spawned by the Holy Ghost;

6. Like the Lion sprung from Judah,
That stately king of beasts,
The strongest of them all, by far,
Who strides in from the east.

7. Then there’s His great and holy dragon,
Whose lair the heavens are.
His breath the constellations spun
And birthed the plasmic stars.

8. He’ll call those eagles screaming
From Zion’s farthest lengths,
Who perch atop God’s mountains
And go from strength to strength.

9. Then there’s God’s armored Pegasus
Who’s made for holy war.
He can change his color when he must
And match the lion’s roar.

10. And too, not last or least of all,
The sons of God’s right hand—
The chosen, faithful that he called
To reign and rule the land.

11. And with his mighty angels too
He’ll trounce that demon down.
For our Lord’s the Great Avenger who
Is crowned with many crowns.

12. And so, my friends, thus it shall be
When Christ returns again.
He’ll vanquish every enemy—
A thousand years to reign.

Are You Satisfied ???

1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; 2 To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. 3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. 4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name. 5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. Psalm 63:1-5

God will always perfect that which is in our heart, before he perfects what’s in our hand. Wisdom before wealth. Virtue before valuables. Character before cash. Love before luxury. It’s a long, long, trying road between the new birth and a fully-mature anointing. In the meantime and between time, if anyone becomes satisfied with what’s in their hands, then they have languished into a “Laodicean” (Rev 3:14-22) condition. The Lord says,

Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way; yet saidst thou not, There is no hope: thou hast found the life of thine hand; therefore thou wast not grieved. Isaiah 57:10

That verse means, “You have found out how to get all you want in this world by your natural, carnal self. And sadly, you are satisfied with that.” Very bad news! But Jesus said, “Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after RIGHTEOUSNESS, for they shall be filled” (Matt 5:6). You ought never, ever be satisfied in this world with anything less than the complete, full, soul-drenching, overflowing knowledge of God. And, that’s something that is very hard for us to ever get enough of. Beloved, stay focused on the matters of your HEART, not what’s in your hand.

God is turning me and you into his precious, priceless jewels. “And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels” (Mal 3:17). Natural jems are forged in the heart of the earth, under tremendous heat and pressure. Spiritually speaking, that’s the stuff of tribulation. So, spiritual maturity is never a microwave proposition, and never without discomfort. But, if we continue to love God, endure, and remain faithful, all God has will be ours. As He promised,

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. Revelation 21:7

Guaranteed to Succeed !!!

20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, GRACE did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might GRACE reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. 10 But by the GRACE of God I am what I am: and his GRACE which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the GRACE of God which was with me. Romans 5:20-21; Phil 2:13; 1Cor 15:10

Are congratulations in order??? Or, is it time for praise and thanksgiving to the Most High? Beloved, I firmly believe that we simply don’t understand the concept of God’s grace. It is grace that should get the credit for all our successes. Even, despite our general poor and miserable performance overall, yet still somehow by God’s amazing grace, we are getting the will of God done, building his kingdom, and are lavishing in the abundance of his mercy and blessing. And, in the face of all this, we are giving one another high fives, patting one another on the back, hobknobbing in this mutual admiration society, and telling each other, “You deserve it.”

If you believe the testimony of our opening verses, it is not our own good conduct or will power, but God’s sovereign grace in us that guarantees our success. Ephesians 1:6 says, it is “To the praise of the glory of his GRACE” that all our thanks, honor, and credit should go. I have to say in all candor, as a seasoned servant of the Lord, we are a very bragadocious, heady, and proud generation of Christians. And, let me tell you, despite the custom and beliefs of Americans, “pride” is never a good thing. This is so elementary. Get a King James or authorized version of scripture (so many of our other favorite versions are corrupted with man’s presumptuous and bogus rendering of verses), and tell me how many positive references to pride or being proud you can find. Answer: NONE, not a one, zero, zilch, goose egg, empty city, nada!!!

Without exception, every single reference from Genesis to Revelation is negative. We’re so used to mimicking the culture around us, that we have embraced along with it, admiration for those things which God expresses nothing but contempt for.

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A PROUD look… 5 Every one that is PROUD in heart is an abomination to the Lord… 5 For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful)—[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the HUMBLE.
Prov 6:16,17; 16:5; 1Peter 5:5 AMPC

Beloved, let us put on a new mind, and a new manner of speaking. It is a godly thing simply to be thankful, humbled, and full of praise for every blessing in our life, and be gratified by the accomplishments of our lived one’s. But, let us save the praise for God, who makes all our success possible by his grace. Bless His name. Amen.