Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I Can Only Imagine!

I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By Your side

I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When Your face
Is before me

I can only imagine
I can only imagine

[Chorus:]
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for You Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I
fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the sun

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You

I can only imagine
I can only imagine

Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel

Will I dance for You Jesus or in awe of You be still
Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I
fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine
I can only imagine
yeah
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for You Jesus or in awe of You be still
Will I stand in Your presence or to my knees will I
fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all

I can only imagine
yeah
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
I can only imagine

I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever,
forever worship you

I can only imagine

VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRPGRdbGHSs

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Christ our Bridegroom

The Christian life is all about loving God with our entire being.
• Wanting to test Jesus, a certain lawyer asked Him what the greatest commandment was in the Law.
Jesus’ answer was simple. He said to love the Lord with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength (Matt. 22:34-40). These simple yet profound words have motivated the church ever since.
• The gospel is so much more than a pre-paid ticket to heaven. It is a love relationship with God.
• The first commandment is about pursuing Jesus as a Bridegroom and loving Him as a bride.
Written by Ken Kessler - Understanding the Bride of Christ

Monday, June 24, 2013

Don't Be Foolish

The imagery, or "Foreshadow", (From Natural to Spiritual), continues likening the neck to the tower of David with rows of stones. There are two "Types" that rise before us here, the "tower of David" and the "rows of stones". The mention of David in a passage that speaks of love and praise should immediately bring to our minds what God said about David, "I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who will do all my will" (A type of Christ).. 1 Sam. 13:14; Acts 13:22.
Here are a few biblical associations with the word "tower":
1. The first tower mentioned in the Bible was the tower of Babel which the sons of Noah built in rebellion against God's command to go forth and fill the earth. Desiring to stay in one location the children of Noah began to build a tower of refuge that would reach up to heaven. God did not approve of their actions, confused their languages and scattered them. Gen. 11:1-9.
2. King Asa built towers to fortify Judah and King Uzziah built towers at the various gates in the wall to fortify Israel against enemy attack. It was the custom of the watchmen to stand in these towers to listen and watch for enemy approach and to basically guard the City. These towers were built when both men were walking in fear and obedience to the Lord, and He prospered their undertakings. 1Kings 15:23; 2Chron. 26:9,10,15; 2Kings 9:17.
3. David speaks of the Lord as being a "refuge" and a "tower of strength against the enemy" Psa. 61:3. "He is a tower of deliverance to His King" 2Sam. 22:51, Solomon proclaims, "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe". Prov. 18:10.
4. When Israel was about to go into Babylonian captivity, Jeremiah and Ezekiel prophesied the destruction of Israel, specifically the towers of the cities. Jere. 31:38; Ezk. 26:4. this besides signifying the "literal" destruction of the fortifications of God's people also signified that God would no longer be the strength, refuge and protection of a rebellious people.
5. When Nehemiah and the Jews returned from Babylonian exile, the first thing they did under the direction of God's Spirit toward the restoration of Jerusalem was to rebuild the walls and the towers. The towers were literally rebuilt, but along with them returned the protection and watch care of the Lord to His exiled people. Neh. 3:1,25-27.


6. The records of the prophets end with this promise which is a Capstone Scripture in understanding what is meant in the Song of Solomon concerning the bride's neck: "And as for you, tower of the flock, hill of the daughter of Zion, to you it will come ...even the former dominion (Rain) will come, the Kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem. "Micah 4:8. Look at the 2 and 3 days. !! (1000 yrs.) is as a day...to God.
What is a Capstone Scripture??? This verse is the key verse, out of all the verses mentioning the words neck and tower, because it is connected to the type of Christ. He is the tower of the Flock, the Kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem, who's neck we speak of here. The bride’s neck, the daughter of Jerusalem, led by the tower of the Flock is a verse that brings the key words together.
Written by Linda Wheeler-Matthews


Monday, June 10, 2013


Est 5:1  Now it happened on the third day that Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, across from the king's house, while the king sat on his royal throne in the royal house, facing the entrance of the house.*
Est 5:2  So it was, when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, that she found favor in his sight, and the king held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther went near and touched the top of the scepter.

Song of Songs

Shalom Yedidim (Beloved)
What do you see when you read the Song of Songs?  Do you see romance, love, sensuality?  What is the first thing that comes to your mind as you are reading?  Are you thinking about natural, human love or are you thinking of God's love?  Although what will come to most people's mind is human love, that is NOT the reason God allowed the Song of Songs to be a part of the Bible.  The Bible is God's Word and everything in it points to Him.  When reading the Song of Songs we must change our mindset and our way of thinking.  When reading this book we must see Christ and Christ alone!  The Song of Songs is the Messiah's Love Song to His Beloved, those who have truly accepted Him as their Lord and Savior and are seeking a closer, more intimate relationship with Him.  The Song of Songs reveals the heart of God as He opens Himself up and reveals His feelings for His Beloved.  To only see this book as an expression of human love is to do it a vital injustice.  Join me as we begin this journey through the Love Song of our Messiah as our hearts begin to cry out, "Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth!"