ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,   Beloved of God (& Me.)    John 3:14-18

THRONE OF GOD,     “WORTH CONSIDERING”   6/9/20    From Ken<><

Today’s Scripture   (Across my desk today from Texas.)
“…Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever. You rule with a scepter of justice…”
(Psalm 45:6, NLT)

What’s on Your Throne?
When David faced Goliath, he never called him a giant. He called Goliath “an uncircumcised Philistine.” David downplayed his size because he refused to put Goliath on the throne. He kept God on the throne. He said to Goliath, “You come against me with a sword and spear, but I come against you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel.”

You may be facing a giant of a problem. If you’re not careful, you’ll let that problem consume you with worry. The whole time God is in control and already has the solution, but you’ve taken God off the throne and put your problem on the throne. Here’s the key: if God is not on the throne, you’re not giving Him permission. God works where there’s an attitude of faith. You can’t have God and the problem on the throne at the same time. There’s just room for one. Keep God on the throne.

A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for being on Your throne, for reigning as sovereign over my health, my finances, my family, and my circumstances. Thank You that You are my provider, my healer, my waymaker, my deliverer. The throne of my life is reserved for You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Ken’s Thoughts,
Really, Got to go DEEP with this one today.   But the question might be better stated,   WHO IS ON YOUR SOUL’S THRONE TODAY???   As a Christian the process of being Sanctified by the Holy Spirit is for most of us some what like a bouncing ball.  And for many of the Old Testament Saints it was like that for them as well.  As we read the stories of the O.T. and New we will find that vacillation of good days and bad days.  Three steps forward and 2 steps back.  Abraham, Jacob,  Moses, David, Sampson  and Peter are good examples of failures and victories, In fact it is well documented in Hebrew’s 11 as shared (I feel) and by Apostle Paul,  Rom. 7: So please take the time to read:
Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a] the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].  2 For by [faith—[b] trust and holy fervor born of faith] the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report.  3 By faith we understand that the worlds [during the successive ages] were framed  (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible.  4 [Prompted, actuated] by faith Abel brought God a better and more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, because of which it was testified of him that he was righteous [that he was upright and in right standing with God], and God bore witness by accepting and acknowledging his gifts. And though he died, yet [through the incident] he is still speaking.  5 Because of faith Enoch was caught up and transferred to heaven, so that he did not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. …6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].  7 [Prompted] by faith Noah, being forewarned by God concerning events of which as yet there was no visible sign, took heed and diligently and reverently constructed and prepared an ark for the deliverance of his own family…. 8 [Urged on] by faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went forth to a place which he was destined to receive as an inheritance; and he went, although he did not know or trouble his mind about where he was to go… 12 So from one man, though he was physically as good as dead, there have sprung descendants whose number is as the stars of heaven and as countless as the innumerable sands on the seashore.  13 These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God’s] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth. … 16 But the truth is that they were yearning for and aspiring to a better and more desirable country, that is, a heavenly [one]. For that reason God is not ashamed to be called their God [even to be surnamed their God—the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob], for He has prepared a city for them.  17 By faith Abraham, when he was put to the test [while the testing of his faith was [d] still in progress], [e] and already brought Isaac for an offering; he who had gladly received and welcomed [God’s] promises was ready to sacrifice his only son,  18 Of whom it was said, Through Isaac shall your descendants be reckoned.  19 For he reasoned that God was able to raise [him] up even from among the dead. Indeed in the sense that Isaac was figuratively dead [potentially sacrificed], he did [actually] receive him back from the dead.  20 [With eyes of] faith Isaac, looking far into the future, invoked blessings upon Jacob and Esau.  21 [Prompted] by faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons and bowed in prayer over the top of his staff.  22 [Actuated] by faith Joseph, when …23 [Prompted] by faith Moses, after his birth, was kept concealed for three months by his parents, because they saw how comely the child was; and they were not overawed and terrified by the king’s decree.  24 [Aroused] by faith Moses, when he had grown to maturity and [f] become great, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,  25 Because he preferred to share the oppression [suffer the hardships] and bear the shame of the people of God rather than to have the fleeting enjoyment of a sinful life.  26 He considered the contempt and abuse and shame [borne for] the Christ (the Messiah Who was to come) to be greater wealth than all the treasures of Egypt, for he looked forward and away to the reward (recompense).  27 [Motivated] by faith he left Egypt behind him, being unawed and undismayed by the wrath of the king; for he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly as one who gazed on Him Who is invisible.  39 And all of these, though they won divine approval by [means of] their faith, did not receive the fulfillment of what was promised,40 Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they [these heroes and heroines of faith] should not come to perfection apart from us [before we could join them].”    So it is not about how many time you fall down, but about getting up in faith just one more time than you fall down.  God has covered our sins and errors in and through Christ Jesus and after we make Jesus, LORD we need to yeald to the Holy Spirit to  become like HIM by HIS grace and love through faith in HIS promises for our eternity.

Yours, in HIS great love and wonderful grace and mercy,   Ken<><

There is but one universal apostolic Church of Christ Jesus for eternity.
And all who Truly submit to HIM as LORD are members.

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