Food for thought    10th April 09

The Blood deals with what we have done, whereas the Cross deals with what we are.
The Blood disposes of our sins, while the Cross strikes at the root of our capacity for sin. --Watchman Nee


O, barren lifeless hill
What evil deed have you seen dealt to love divine?
Did you in your slumber
ne'er see your precious guest?

On a rubbish tip my love
gave up the ghost,
and down on you the
place called skull
the final remnant fell
from out his side
to change your barreness
into a shrine
for those of us who follow him

O, Golgotha,
What evil deed have you seen?
The hard firm wood,
the nails, the hammers,
the rock beneath,
and mortal man, second person
in the God-head,
roughly pushed,
to take the place we gave him.

Sharp metal nail touching gentle frail,
And O, so tired flesh,
Then hammer on nail,
through to the
unyielding wooden substance.

He did this for me.


Catherine O'Halloran.





The Lord is saying: Will you run away too or will you stand and let me deal with the self- life that causes you so much trouble. Stay with me through this time and endure and you will surely see your reward. Will you, this time let me deal with the root. Will you die to that thing that has cost you so much and has caused you so much pain. Stay with me and you will come through rejoicing.

James 1:2 - 4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Abandon all
Jesus said if you want to be my disciple you have to abandon all that you hold precious. Does that mean you can't have a spouse or children or money. No it means you can't hold them with a clenched fist. Nothing should be able to stop you following Jesus. No, Hold your ground, hold the promises, hold your confidence, when all is shaking and stand... and when you have stood, you will know the truth and the truth will make you free and you will be His disciple indeed.

Prov 23: 23. Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Don't cross your boundary line
The enemy knows the buttons to press to try to make you react. We all know the lines that we cannot cross. We have to stand and when we have done all we must stand on the word God gives us.

You will free others
You know what happens when you stand on God's word and start to live it out..... You are cutting your way through the thicket into freedom. Others, too, may find a way out of their pit by the path you have cut. It might mean torn hands but if we suffer with Him we shall reign with Him

Rev 21:7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.




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