I heard this song at Ellel Grange this weekend.
The words are beautiful!! ... and so encouraging.
Only in the King James Version and the ASR
among 21 versions of the Bible is the Hebrew shuwb, Strong
#7725, translated 'render' in Zech. 9:12. That word appears
many hundreds of times in the Hebrew Old Testament, and in
those appearances it is represented in the KJV about fifty
different ways. Five translations read "restore double";
two read 'return' double; two, 'recompense'; two, 'compensate,'
of which Jerusalem Bible is an example--"In
compensation for your days of banishment I will give you back
double." Four versions use other words which promise
a blessing. Not included in the ones numbered above are the
following four clear indications of the meaning of the Hebrew
text of Zech. 9:12: "restore double
your former prosperity to you"-- Amplified Version;
"recompense two-fold (good) unto thee"--Leeser;
"grant you two-fold reparation"--NEB;
"repay you twice over with blessing for all you have
"Blessed are the
poor in spirit"
Shielded by the mists of merciful tenderness
We find ourselves in posession of vast and awesome wealth, intangible
wealth, beyond all earthly recompense.
The great and glorious
future that is ours at such great cost to Him,
Who loved enough to lay
down his life for His friends
The quiet still waters
where he leads rise and overflow from His heart, the spring
of mercy, the fountain of joy and
Priceless are the gifts
he bestows on us His children, heavenly and glorious gifts flow
gently to our hearts.
Unlocked are His arms to
tenderly carry His weary lambs along his road of peace,
Kindness and gratitude
He shows in abundance to those who love him.
The weary find rest, the
fearful a refuge. The broken-hearted find solace and are cherished.
Sing praises to our God
who waits to receive our many burdens, who waits with such inordinate
patience to effect our healing.
The sheer expression of
his love is gloriously boundless.
Below the fathomless depths of ocean, above and beyond the vault
of the skies reaches your love my God.
O, how we need you my God,
o, how we need Your love. Bless our need.
of the Lord
I'd like to share what happened to me this weekend at Ellel
Grange. The work they do there is really amazing. People who
are broken and unable to function receive ministry and find
new and wholesome lives.
I went along because a friend of mine has been saying for a
while that I could benefit greatly from their teachings. I had
actually paid for their online 365 day course about a year ago
and never got round to studying it, for one reason and another.
After Trish said she thought I should attend the Accident and
Trauma seminar, I thought "Why on earth would I need to
go to that"?
A couple of days after she asked me to think about it. I had
a bad experience in a lift of claustrophobia......scary....
So decided that this probably was the seminar for me. Looking
back my childhood was one traumatic experience after another.
Well after that, I had a few more instances of getting locked
in places and the first night I slept at Ellel Grange, I heard
them say how they locked all the doors at night. In the dormitory
I was sleeping in, the long windows had massive shutters on
them, about 7 or 8 feet high... and the ladies in that room
had shut them even though we were in the middle of August. I
became claustophobic in the night, wanting to just run out into
the fresh air, and frightened that if I was desperate I wouldn't
be able to get out...
The next night was ministry night. I was asked to write down
any trauma I had had as a child. I wrote down the terrible experience
of being held down while the dentist gave me gas and how I struggled
in great terror.. Months after that experience I became agoraphobic,
and wasn't fully free of that until I met Jesus at age 24. A
spirit of fear had entered in through this traumatic dentist
On this ministry night at Ellel two people led me to face this
incident and took me back to that day in the dentist chair.
They asked me to forgive the dentist and my Mum for not being
with me, and they took the trauma off of deep regions of my
subconscious mind in the name of Jesus. I still felt that something
was holding me down, they prayed for this feeling to leave me.
That night as I lay in that bedroom at Ellel Grange I felt
as free as if I was right out in the grounds, as though there
were no walls to hold me in. Praise the Lord. I have been set
free from claustrophobia!!!
Here's another of my new songs....
dancing with Jesus
And I'll be posting other new songs
over the next few updates.
(Some people have mentioned
that the link to my email doesn't work..... sorry... it
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17th August 2010
The Lord is saying:
How come your not rejoicing? Have you not yet comprehened
what I have done and what I am doing in your life. Rejoice
for the work continues and there is an opening about to
happen and you need to be ready to take take the opportunity
presented to you. Stop feeling glum. Things are happening
that will change the course of your life for the better.
Keep walking....keep rejoicing.
meeting - 3.30
Word of the Lord Ministries Int'l
When I was a young minister, a funeral director
asked me to hold a grave side service for a homeless man
with no family or friends. The funeral was to be at a cemetery
way out in the country. This was a new cemetery and this
man was the first to be laid to rest there.
I was not familiar with the area and became lost. Being
a typical man, of course, I did not ask for directions.
I finally found the cemetery about an hour late. The back
hoe was there and the crew was eating their lunch. The hearse
was nowhere to be seen.
I apologized to the workers for being late. As I looked
into the open grave, I saw the vault lid already in place.
I told the workers I would not keep them long, but that
this was the proper thing to do. The workers, still eating
their lunch, gathered around the opening.
I was young and enthusiastic and poured out my heart and
soul as I preached. The workers joined in with, "Praise
the Lord," "Amen," and "Glory!"
I got so into the service that I preached and preached and
preached, from Genesis to The Revelation.
When the service was over, I said a prayer and walked to
my car. As I opened the door, I heard one of the workers
say, "I never saw anything like that before and I've
been putting in septic systems for twenty years."
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