Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

My deepest wishes for a Happy New Year for all!


Soaking Prayer

God's presence,
Is a radiating Fire -
- A Divine Energy -
That all believers
Are meant to absorb;
As the desert sands,
Soak up the rain
Of a spring thunderstorm:
This silent, prayerful,
Soaking of the soul,
Invites the love
Of our Heavenly Father,
To seep ever so deeply,
Into the inner core
Of our being;
To bring His healing;
And our renewal.


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Spiritual Serenity

Spiritual serenity;
This spiritual calm,
That God commands;
Does not come
From lack of troubles;
It builds from a steady,
deep and quiet reflection
On the ways and works,
Of a powerful, loving God,
On behalf of His people.


A man's will,
Should be an echo,
Not a voice;
The echo of God,
Not the voice of self:
He should remain quiet,
As the sweet strings
Of the lyre,
Who rest silently;
Until stroked,
By the Master's touch.

Still and Silently

Life's agitation and commotion,
Tends always to exhaustion,
As a pendulum tends to rest:
The sweet voices of pleading affections,
The loud cry of desires and instincts,
That roar for their food,
Like beasts of prey;
All our passions and flames,
Burn to their extinction;
They perish, while they yet glow.
Oh my friends, if we would know
The joy and peace of God;
Then as the lamb quietly persues,
The shepherd's loving carress;
We too must present our hearts,
Still, and sliently before Him;
Whose voice commands,
Whose love warms and comforts,
And whose Truth,
Makes all life fair.

My Apologies

My apologize for the recent inactivity on my blogsite, but this is a very busy season for me on the road; up and out before 7am, and not home 'till 10 or 11 pm or so. Things should return to more normal now that the holiday season is about over.

Thanks for your patience.


Monday, December 27, 2010

His Throne Of Glory

His Throne of Glory,
Is high, and lifted up,
Even from the beginning;
Yet His reigning glory,
Is also His redeeming grace:
For the cloud of Shekinah,
The Glory of the Lord;
Shines still above the mercy seat,
Where spreads the blood of the Lamb,
By which all sin is wiped away.

Friday, December 24, 2010


In the process of time,
Did it come to pass:
Unto us a child was born,
Unto us a Son was given;
In Him was Life; and the Life,
Was a Light unto men;
That all men, through Him,
Might believe in the Light;
For His Light is life,
Unto all who believe.
And they called His name:

Merry Christmas to all !!!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Longing

There is a longing,
Imperfect in this life;
Yet fully supplied,
According to the measure
Of its intensity:
As I stand, wearily,
Yonder in the wilderness;
Far from the holy soil,
Of my native land;
My long, and wistful gaze,
Yearns across the narrow valley,
Seeking the Rushing Waters,
That flow freely therein:
Oh my soul thirsteth
For Almighty God;
Yea, for the Living God.

Thoughts on the Sermon on the Mount

The Sermon on the Mount judges us all, for it shows
us our evil fruits by which the evil tree is recognized.
The good fruit of the deed and the new love for all
that flows from the heart is what marks the new life
spoken of in the Sermon on the Mount. Where these
words of Jesus become life and action, there is God’s
firm build ing, which cannot be overthrown even in
the final catastrophe. Where his words do not become
action, the only thing that can be expected is a heap of
rubble – which is what human deeds truly are.

Eberhard Arnold

Sunday, December 19, 2010

In Majesty and In Power

Thine, Oh Lord, is the greatness,
And the power, and the glory,
And the victory, and the majesty:
For all that is in heaven,
And in the earth; is Thine
Thine is the Kingdom, Oh Lord;
And Thou art exalted,
As Head above all.

The Lord reigneth,
He is clothed with majesty;
The Lord is clothed with strength,
Wherewith He hath girded Himself:
Honor and majesty are before Him;
Strength and beauty are in His Sanctuary.

Enter into the rock,
And hide thee in the dust,
For the fear of the Lord,
And for the glory of His majesty!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

From the Pen of A Z Tozer

The man who comes to a right belief about God is relieved of ten thousand temporal problems, for he sees at once that these have to do with matters which at the most cannot concern him for very long; but even if the multiple burdens of time may be lifted from him, the one mighty single burden of eternity begins to press down upon him with a weight more crushing than all the woes of the world piled one upon another. That mighty burden is his obligation to God. It includes an instant and lifelong duty to love God with every power of mind and soul, to obey Him perfectly, and to worship Him acceptably. And when the man’s laboring conscience tells him that he has done none of these things, but has from childhood been guilty of foul revolt against the Majesty in the heavens, the inner pressure of self-accusation may become too heavy to bear.

The gospel can lift this destroying burden from the mind, give beauty for ashes, and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. But unless the weight of the burden is felt the gospel can mean nothing to the man; and until he sees a vision of God high and lifted up, there will be no woe and no burden. Low views of God destroy the gospel for all who hold them.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Vallet Of Weeping

In the valley of weeping,
There be many a dark and desert place;
And many an hour of sadness,
With all its sorrows and pains;
Yet, will He make thy tears,
Into a well of His refreshment;
Lifting the mists and clouds,
That so encumber thy hope:
Restoring the joy of thy salvation;
And delivering thy soul in peace,
From the battle that was against thee.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

My Response To The Music

This evening I was listening to Zeph's latest music: "Zeph Verses the Fallen Angel"
and "Don't Come Around Here No More", while I was Reading Linda's Spiritsong blogpage;
and there was something in the music and the spirit of her writing that set me off in thought;
 and here is my response, though I couldn't come up with any title--so I just labeled it
as my response to the music:

Majestic spiritual music,
Is a sonic reflection,
Of the Light of God;
Seen through brightened eyes,
And believing hearts:
It is as if the harps,
Which had hung so silent,
Upon the willows
Of the rivers of Babylon,
Had awakened at last;
To their ancient, holy melodies,
Climbing higher and higher,
In their call to praise Him.

"Let everything that hath breathe,
Praise the Lord:
Praise ye the Lord!"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Where The Spirit Falls

Where the Spirit falls,
He displaces the old man,
With something altogether new:
For He invades the life,
As morning sunlight
Permeates the air;
Driving out the old,
As light drives away darkness,
From the early sky.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Podcast 12 Now Up

Podcast 12 - Isaiah 41:10 -- The God Who Is There !!

is now up at:


Podcast 12 Notes


Personal Testimony of the importance of Isaiah 41:10 in my life.

Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I
am thy God. I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee, yea, I
will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.



This verse is a personal treasure to me. It is powerful! It
brings great reassurance. It is nothing short of a full testimony to the reality and the absolute personal presence of Almighty God. I know! Because through this verse and His strong hand; my life, and spiritual walk were irrevocably altered. I want to share it with you if you haven't already discovered it:

Isa 41:10 Fear thou not, for I am with thee,.... This is both a command and a promise: a command to trust in Him and not fear any but Almighty God himself; and an absolute promise of His continuing presence with us and in us; not merely by His essence or power, which is every where; nor only by His providence supporting, preserving, observing, ordering, and overruling all things; but in a way of special grace, to guard and protect his people, support and supply us, comfort and strengthen our hearts; wherefore we need not fear any enemies, nor whatsoever we may be called to suffer for His name's sake, even though we may have to pass through fire and water, and the valley of the shadow of death; He will be there, with us. For He knows How much more prone to fear and discouragement we are when we are alone. But we are never alone, because God has declared, fear not, for I am with you

be not dismayed, I am thy God; always, according to Scripture, through Yeshua, the living Son of Almighty God, in a covenanted way, as demonstrated by the effectual calling of each of us, individually; and that therefore, we should depend on His love, be sure of His power, expect all needful supplies, and be carried through every service and trial we are called unto; and that we need fear no enemies, or be dismayed at anything that should befall us; neither should we become weak as water, and our hearts melt like wax within us, as the Jewish commentators generally interpret the word (n). The Targum is, "be not broken;'' in spirit. The word signifies to look about, as persons in distress, and alarm, or amazement: or better known to us as deer in the headlights syndrome – being paralyzed by fear and distress. He is calling to you, Be not dismayed, for I am your God: “Remember Me? The God of all power and glory? I’m that one. I am your God.”

I will strengthen thee; with strength in the body, spirit, and soul, to perform duties, exercise grace, withstand corruptions, resist temptations, bear afflictions, suffer persecutions, and to to perform whatever task the Lord has requested, according to the will of God; and if God is the strength of His people, they need not be afraid of any persons or things, Hear the marvelous words of David in the Book of Psalms: (Psa_27:1, -- The Lord is my Light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?)

yea, I will help thee; help us through all of our afflictions and temptations, and safely out of the hands of all enemies; help us in the discharge of whatever calling He has lain on our lives – and make no mistake; if you are chosen by God as His; you are also called out by Him for service to the Kingdom – THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS – it is a promise of His help in the exercise of grace, in bearing the cross, in fighting the Lord's battles, and in the journey to another world; help for us to every mercy, temporal and spiritual, to all needful supplies of grace, and at last to glory; His help is ready and sure, and may be expected, even looked for; since He is our help, He is able to help in and by Himself, regardless of circumstance, regardless of any apparent means; for He has promised to help His people, and He is faithful that has promised; He has laid help up on One that is mighty, the Risen Son of God, and set up a flow of grace to come to for help in time of need; and seeing He is our strength and our help , we need not fear what men or devils can do unto us. As Paul wrote in the Book of Hebrews: (Heb_13:5. -- ...for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.)

I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness; by His almighty power, and through His strong right hand, the Son of All Righteousness, the Living Son of God, and the author of all righteousness to his people: this speaks, no, shouts clearly of His sustaining love for us, not merely in a providential way, but in a way of special grace; and of His powerful protection and preservation of His beloved, so as that we shall stand in the grace of God, go on in His ways, as He has determined for each of us, and not fall, but persevere to the end, though our trials and temptations may be great and many.

Now that we have kinda broken the verse down and looked more carefully at it; let's read it in its context one more time to sorta get a new feel for the words and the message they are sending to us:

Isa 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Isa 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
Isa 41:12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of naught.
Isa 41:13 For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.


If we know the Lord at all, it is because He has called us!

But salvation begins with God! We never "come to God" just
because we decide it might be a good idea.

"You have not chosen Me," Jesus said, "But I have chosen you!" (John 15)

Our relationship to God must be clear. "You have not chosen me," God says, "But I have chosen you!"

And if Jesus has called you, He will also see to it that His call
will never be frustrated by any outside force. Times can and will get
hard. People can and will let us down. Things that we don't deserve
will happen to us. But the promise is there: "I have called you-- and
I won't abandon you!"


The idea of being a servant-- even to God Himself-- is not very
high on the totem pole to most people, at least not naturally. In
our society today it is hard to find people who are willing to fill
the so-called "service positions." Everyone wants to be a boss, and no
one wants to be just a foot soldier or a trench warrior.

But this adversity to serving must be abandoned if we are to answer His call; for His call is always a call to service; and His strength and power flow only to those who answer His call and perform His tasks. They have
discovered what they are created for! The angels rejoice in carrying
out the will of God. And God calls us, and leads us out of bondage
into freedom in order that we can have the joy of this privilege the
angels already know.

Look at the counsel and instruction that goes along with this
great promise:


Assurance is personal. It cannot be received second-hand. Oh,
preachers MAY be channels-- but the inner assurance if the witness of
the Holy Spirit Himself!

There is the "I AM with thee!"

Assurance is HERE! It always comes along the pathway of

We need courage and we need perseverance and we need strength
beyond our own. We need help! We need support! It is not an easy
way, this business of following God.

But God has exactly promised to meet our exact needs!

All we have to do here, is believe God; and act, no, live on those beliefs, and all that He has promised will be ours!

Oh my friends, that is my prayer for you tonight; that you may believe these words of our loving God; and that they may work a miracle in your life as they once did in mine --- as the song says, Only Believe.

Read 41:10 Duologue.

Thank Zeph and Trish Daniel for the use of their wonderful music:

Opened with Divisions;
And we will close with: Thanks I Needed That

Remember, Zeph and Trish's music can be found at: (repeat)

They are continually uploading new music there, so check it out and give it a listen, their music is sure to stir you soul and warm up, even fire up your heart – that, I think is its purpose, and Zeph & Trish do it very well.

Also tonight we will hear:

Nephilim Stronghold from Messian Dread.

MD's music can be found at:

This is strong spiritual music with a driving beat; truly outstanding stuff. Thankyou Jetze for all you do with your gifts and in your walk. And thank you for allowing me to use your music.

Thank you all my friends, until the next time, stay strong in the Lord and follow hard after Him who is our strength, our life, and our all.

Goodnight my friends.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Meek Shall Eat

The meek shall eat
Of the fullness of God,
And be satisfied;
For the Living Lamb
Will be a Light unto them,
And teach them His ways:
They shall sing songs
Of praise unto the Lord,
Whom they have sought;
And their very heart
Shall live forever,
And delight themselves,
In the abundance
Of His peace.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Mercy never began to be;
But from Eternity was;
It will never cease to be:
Forever His mercy flows,
Even to the deepest parts,
Of our desparation and need;
As the balming Oil of Joy;
And the boundless grandure,
Of God's love and compassion:
For all the paths of the Lord,
Are mercy, and truth;
And His mercy,
Shall compass about them
That love and trust in Him.

The Winds of Tribulation

When God crucifies,
The innermost parts
Of the soul;
No creature is able
To comfort it:
Yet it is within,
The winds of tribulation;
That God separates
The wheat,
From the chaff.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

To Know Him

When the soul,
Through travail and prayer;
Becomes awash in tranquility:
The restful, blissful stillness,
That marks the presence
Of our Risen Lord;
It ought then, and there,
Cut off all reasonings,
And rest; quietly rest,
In the presence
Of Almighty God:
To see Him; to know Him;
To rejoice in Him;
And to Love Him.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in UK

LONDON (AP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange surrendered to London police Tuesday to face a Swedish arrest warrant, the latest blow to an organization that faces legal, financial and technological challenges after releasing hundreds of secret U.S. diplomatic cables.
Assange was at Westminster Magistrate's Court on Tuesday afternoon, waiting to attend a hearing. His Swedish lawyer told The Associated Press his client would challenge any extradition from Britain to Sweden.
If that is the case, Assange will likely be remanded into U.K. custody or released on bail until another judge rules on whether to extradite him, a spokeswoman for the extradition department said on customary condition of anonymity.
Assange, a 39-year-old Australian, has been accused by two women in Sweden. He faces rape and sexual molestation allegations in one case and sexual molestation and unlawful coercion in the other. Assange denies the allegations.
His British attorney Mark Stephens says the allegations stem from a "dispute over consensual but unprotected sex" last summer.
Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny has rejected claims by Stephens and Assange that the prosecution has political overtones. She planned to comment on the arrest later Tuesday.
Assange's Swedish lawyer Bjorn Hurtig said his client would contest any extradition.
"He will absolutely do that," he told the AP in a telephone interview.
Hurtig said it was difficult to say how long the extradition process in Britain would take - anywhere from a week to two months. He said if Assange was extradited to Sweden, he wouldn't be kept in detention after he's been questioned, "because it's been for the sake of the questioning that he's been detained."
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, visiting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. troops in Afghanistan, was pleased by the arrest.
"That sounds like good news to me," he said.
Beginning in July, WikiLeaks angered the U.S. government by releasing tens of thousands of secret U.S. military documents on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. That was followed last week by the ongoing release of what WikiLeaks says will eventually be a quarter-million cables from U.S. diplomatic posts around the world. The group provided those documents to five major newspapers, which have been working with WikiLeaks to edit the cables for publication.
In the past week, WikiLeaks has seen its bank accounts canceled and its web sites attacked. The U.S. government has launched a criminal investigation, saying the group has jeopardized U.S. national security and diplomatic efforts around the world.
WikiLeaks has also seen an online army of supporters come to its aid, sending donations, fighting off computer attacks and setting up over 500 mirror sites around the world to make sure that the secret documents are published regardless of what happens to Assange.
A spokesman for WikiLeaks called Assange's arrest an attack on media freedom and said it won't prevent the organization from releasing more secret documents.
"This will not change our operation," Kristinn Hrafnsson told The Associated Press.
But Hrafnsson also said the group had no plans at the moment to release the key to a heavily encrypted version of some of its most important documents - an "insurance" file that has been distributed to supporters in case of an emergency. Hrafnsson said that will only come into play if "grave matters" involving WikiLeaks staff occur - but did not elaborate on what those would be.
The campaign against WikiLeaks began with an effort to jam the website as the cables were being released. U.S. Internet companies, Inc., EveryDNS and PayPal, Inc. then severed their links with WikiLeaks in quick succession, forcing it to jump to new servers and adopt a new primary Web address - - in Switzerland.
Swiss authorities closed Assange's new Swiss bank account Monday, and MasterCard has pulled the plug on payments to WikiLeaks, according to technology news website CNET.
The attacks appeared to have been at least partially successful in stanching the flow of secrets: WikiLeaks has not published any new cables in more than 24 hours, although stories about them have continued to appear in The New York Times and Britain's The Guardian, two of the newspapers given advance access to the cables.
WikiLeaks' Twitter feed, generally packed with updates, appeals and pithy comments, has been silent since Monday night, when the group warned that Assange's arrest was imminent.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

41:10 - Duologue

"Fear thou not;
For I am with thee:"

        Behold, God is my salvation;
        In Him will I trust, and not be afraid,

"Be not dismayed;
For I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
Yea, I will help thee;"

        For the Lord Jehovah
        Is my strength, and my song;
        For The Lord of Hosts is with me;
        The God of Jacob is my refuge;

"Yea, I will uphold thee,
With the right hand
Of My righteousness."

        He also is become my salvation;
        My deliverance, and my help;
        My soul does follow hard after Thee,
        For Thy right hand upholdeth me.

    The essence of His power,
    Is a consuming love;
    That lifts and empowers the soul,
    To cast aside, all fear.

    His promise is everlasting,
    And sure:
    For He is faithful,
    Who has promised.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

His Wings

When a young man,
I was a left winger;
As I aged,
And matured;
I became right wing;
When the Lord
Grabbed hold of me,
I lodged under
His Wings;
And no longer cared,
About the extremes
Of man.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Burning Lustre

It is the burning luster,
Of His manifest holiness;
The echo, and the witness,
To His everlasting glory;
That we see emblazoned
Across the mantle
Of His creation;
For He occupies fully,
Unto the infinite;
As the train of His robe
Filled the Holy place:
To veil what would be clear;
And to make clear,
All that is veiled.

Lazy Day

As the evening sky
Unfolded before me;
Relaxed; in prayerful thoughts,
On the bank of the Scioto;
Trusty fishing pole at my side;
Was my heart stirred,
In praise and thanksgiving,
To the Father of Lights;
For wisdom, joy, and life,
Are of Him, and in Him.
In this gentle carress,
I am home once more.