Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
KNOCKED to the Earth... Passover Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart... Ephesians 1:1
The First BLOOD of the First PASSOVER LAMB
Passover Season, 2016)
Commonly called the Lenten Season
Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart
Now is My+ soul troubled;
and what shall I+ say ...
FATHER, save ME+ from this hour ?
but for this cause
came I+ unto this hour.
FATHER, Glorify Thy Name.
there a Voice from Heaven, saying,
I have both glorified It,
and will glorify It again.
Paul, Apostle of JESUS CHRIST
through GOD'S Will, to the holy ones, the ones being in Ephesus and faithful in
From the literal Greek, Byzantine textform,
translation by SJH + + +
Through GOD'S Will, Paul became an Apostle of
JESUS CHRIST. He responded to The LORD when he was called. He was found to be
However, let us remember the FORCEFULNESS of
that calling which was put upon "Saul" at the point of Paul's
Though a meticulously righteous man according
to the Law of Moses,Saul was such a
devotedenemy of CHRIST JESUS that The
LORD called him in a special way. Saul received an over-powering vision which
made him fall to the earth, trembling and astonished, Acts 9.
Are we as righteous as
Saul ?Do we ALSO need to be knocked to
the earth in order to respond to the Living LORD ... totally and with all that
is within us ?
Recently we finished the season of EMMANUEL--- GOD-Who+-is-Alive With us --coming to earth.
The LORD JESUS took on human flesh, becoming
INCARNATE for one purpose: for the human suffering of death.
Undoubtedly HE+ could have vanquished the
satan WITHOUT becoming incarnate. But HE+ could not have suffered human death
like we do without becoming incarnate.
And being found in fashion
as a man, HE+ humbled HIMSELF+, and became obedient unto death, even the death
of the Cross.Philippians 2
Again... are we as righteous as that righteous man, Saul,
before his conversion to MESSIAH JESUS ?
Do we ALSO need to be knocked to
the earth in order to respond to the Living LORD ... totally...and with all that is within us ?
Are we keeping ANYTHING back from
our LORD JESUS ?
Is HE+ The LORD of our time...
our thoughts... our spirit ... our activities?
Are we accounted faithful and
numbered with the "holy ones" like the Followers of JESUS in Ephesus?
LET US PRAY:
Dear Heavenly FATHER, the
GOD and FATHER of Our LORD JESUS CHRIST and
His+ faithful followers...
Once again, I find
myself in need of Divine Help to empty myself of SELF, in order to do Thy+
Will, O LORD.
I renounce my Self's
indulgence. I renounce my unconcerned satisfaction with my own spiritual
growth.I renounce ignoring the call to
Quietness with THEE+.
Place in me the will to STRIVE to GO DEEPER
with THEE+, O CHRIST.
Fearful as I am, grant
me an over-whelming vision also... and knock me to the ground if so
required.Pull me to THYSELF+,
O HOLY ONE+ of Israel.
Remove from me
luke-warmness of heart and languishing zeal. Send the lightening of conviction
into my self-satisfied soul; I rebuke my Self, in the Name of The
LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Help me to embrace
death to Self in every aspect of my being, like Thy+ Apostle Paul, so that I
may expendthe rest of my allotted time
on earth for THEE+, O CHRIST.
Name I pray, and by Whose+ Merits
I am not destroyed in the face of Thy HOLINESS, O Gracious FATHER. Amen.
Praise and Thanksgiving be to The FATHER,
and to His Beloved SON+
and to the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT.
FATHER, SON+, and HOLY SPIRIT, both now and forever,