Friday, March 4, 2016
At the RIGHT HAND of GOD ... Passover Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart.... Ephesians 1:20
Meditations for Pascha
(The Passover Season, 2016)
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Meditations for the Monastic-At-Heart
Now is My+ soul troubled;
and what shall I+ say ...
from this hour ?
but for this cause
came I+ unto this hour.
Glorify Thy Name.
Then came there a Voice from Heaven, saying,
I have both glorified IT,
and will glorify IT again.
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[ 1:19 And what is the exceeding greatness of HIS power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of HIS mighty power, ]
Which HE wrought in CHRIST,
when HE raised HIM+ from the dead,
and set HIM+ at HIS own right hand
in the heavenly places,
In the literal Greek:
"... which HE worked in the CHRIST, raising HIM+ out-from the dead ones and seating HIM+ at HIS Right Hand in the Heavenlies."
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WHO is doing the energetic, active, dynamic, operating of that ENORMOUS power set loose in this Universe ?
It is The FATHER GOD !
HE unleashed HIS Holy power through CHRIST JESUS HIS SON+ when HE raised HIM+ from the dead ones in the abode of the dead in the heart of the earth. The Gates of Sheol ( hell ) could not hold HIM+ back !
" I+ have power
to lay it (My+ Life) down,
I+ have power to take IT again.
I+ have received
of My+ FATHER. "
See John 10: 17-18
JESUS always did His+ FATHER'S Will. HE+ always did His+ FATHER'S commandments.
The FATHER GOD, with all HIS inherent power, has only to speak the Word and it is done.
It was done by HIS Holy angels:
Bless the LORD, ye His angels,
that excel in strength,
that do His commandments,
hearkening unto the Voice of His WORD+.
It was done by HIS Holy SON+ JESUS:
And HE that sent ME+ is with ME+:
The FATHER hath not left ME+ alone;
for I+ do always those things
that please HIM.
We, too, will qualify to receive POWER from Our FATHER when we live for one purpose:
to please HIM... always !
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LET US PRAY:
Dear Heavenly FATHER,
I , too , want to receive power from YOU.
I do not know what to do, what to change, so that I may receive it. Something must change because I do not have what YOU have promised.
Help me to untangle myself from the affairs of this life. Help me with QUIETNESS in the inner man.
Move me away from interaction and fellowship that is not expressly ordained of YOU, O FATHER.
Help me to move away from hearing the voice of others, O LORD; clear my ears and my mind from the voices of man.
Show me how to enter into that stillness of QUIETUDE now, so that I may be enabled to hear Your Voice, O Gracious FATHER.
Grant me Divine stillness in the inner man, O LORD , so that I may be directed by that Divine, still, small Voice like YOU spoke to Elijah ( 1 Kings 19:12).
This I ask by the merits of Your+ Beloved SON+, my LORD and SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
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Worthy is the LAMB+.
Worthy is The LAMB+
that was slain.
Worthy is the LAMB+,
from the foundation
of the earth.
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PRAISE and THANKSGIVING
be to The FATHER,
and to HIS Beloved SON+
the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT.
and HOLY SPIRIT,
both now and forever,
world without end.