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" It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life." John 6:63

Monday, 31 August 2020

The Man and the Book - Job

I have always loved this verse. It is good to meditate upon..saw it a while ago on a very dear sister's page. 
(Link is from ages ago).
This verse reflects the truth shared in the wonderful Job message heard last year at our church, called the “Persecution of a Job”.
Link also here if doesn't work https://youtu.be/Nc7XULarB98

Job was a man who **eschewed evil.
**avoided evil,
**turned actively away from it.
Written before the Pentateuch (Genesis to Deuteronomy) Job lived in a time of NO printed Word of God, NO indwelling holy Spirit, and really very little light spiritually - when compared with that which we are blessed today.
Yet Job appropriated, or took by faith, the very same mercy and grace available to us, in midst of deep devastation and affliction, and such active condemnation by his "friends". They executed this condemnation by blow upon blow.
Job breathed, lived, followed these words, resting in ALL the depth of their meaning. 
"BUT He knoweth the way that I take,
when He hath tried me,
 I shall come forth as gold."
*****
May I do likewise, every moment resting in Thee, O Lord.
For Thy yoke is easy, Thy burden is light, when all is done in Thy strength, by Thy grace, in Jesus' name, for Thy glory.
Amen.
 *****
I am praying for you in all your trials and burdens, and
Praying, too, for our nations' leaders, for God's blessing and mercy upon us in spite of our wickedness. 
Praying, pleading for repentance, revival and rain across our lands.
Thanks to all who pop across to this blog and Thank you too if you can leave some love and encouragement.
Prayer hugs,🙏🤗
Shaz in Oz. X
PS apologies for not blogging.
I’ve been ill, hence very little blogging.
Details on my craft blog.. here and the following update here.


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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Perpetual Prayer - What Purpose?

*Recently I heard a visiting preacher sharing how he appreciated new ones praying for him, for his faithful elderly brethren who had long prayed for him were passing on!
However true this maybe, I was saddened this young pastor had not realised their prayers are not attached to the physical presence on earth of those saints on earth.
I've seen mighty prayer warriors, like Bro Mac who I've mentioned before, who prayed 8 hours a day over maps of countries, so burdened for lost far off ones. 
Our prayers don't evapourate, they are lifted before our Father God until answered, His time and way, not ours.
*****
Those prayers have either been answered, are still being answered, or in future will be so.
Our Brother Mac, now in heaven - will see the final answer to those decades old prayers by faith!
Prayer is of Spirit, of God's realm.  
A prayer of faith is a perpetual prayer, until it’s answered.
If someone ask us for something, we may reply yes, no, maybe or wait. 
God is the same.
To be answered and effective it must be a prayer of faith. 
Let’s look a little into scripture on this.  
Faith IS:
Faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.
 Heb. 11:1
Not seen. That is why prayer is faith. And of Spirit. 

We’re praying to an unseen God. Unseen but oh, so real in our heart IF we know Him as own Lord and Saviour.

Without faith it is impossible to please Him. 
Hebrews 11:6a

If we have not sought the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour from sin, 
we cannot please Him! 
For further explanation on this, please read this post here - Who or What is Christian?

Let’s investigate the perpetual aspect of the prayer of faith.
The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
James 5:17

These verses were spoken of Elijah (full story in 1 Kings18:17-46). A mighty man of faith and prayer, who said the rain would cease for 3 and half years, due to King Ahab greatly sinful ways.
 Three and half years later Elijah prayed.. prayed over a long cloudless sky, seven times he sent his servant the top of the hill... nought! Then 7th time, a cloud the size of a man's hand. Elijah raced Ahab and the rain to the city.
 I especially love Elijah’s request for God to hear Him.

I often pray this verse, which Elijah prayed. 
 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, 
that this people may know that thou art the Lord God,
 and that thou hast turned their heart back again. 
1 Kings 18:37
Elijah's prayer for Israel is still being answered in hearts, lives of the nation of Israel and beyond today.. that God in mercy would turn back hearts again to Him!

The LORD Jesus, used the sword of the Spirit the Word of God in His time of temptation with Satan. 

It is our sword in the battle of prayer also (Eph. 6:10 -18)

May I challenge you to pray, pleading the blood of the Lamb, as you pray these verses below for souls.
(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 
2 Cor. 10:4-5
*****
Every prayer of faith we pray or have ever prayed is as incense before the LORD.

Revelation 8:2-4
And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.
And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.

Prayers of all saints, ascending in heaven, even now as we read, and then in the time of those verses, which is in the time of Great Tribulation to come. 
Decades, centuries or millennia may pass (as with Paul’s, Daniels, Ezra’s and many other mighty prayers in scripture), yet that prayer is still lifted before God's glorious rainbow throne of grace, where we find grace to to help in time of need. (Heb. 4:16)

Prayer, heartfelt earnest covered by the blood of Lamb is always lifted there, till answered.

This is the PURPOSE of perpetual prayer.. prayer lifted until answered.
God is glorified.  

I will close with this mighty saying by John Bunyan.
(Saying seen last week in a card on dear Maxine's blog 
- thanks sis.) 
Pray often, 
for prayer is a shield to the soul, 
a sacrifice to God,  
and a scourge for Satan. 

John Bunyan was imprisoned for preaching the gospel and wrote the Pilgrim's Progress! He lived, breathed prayer. 
John knew the length, depth, breadth of the wonderful grace of Jesus. 
Hymn link here also.
May we do likewise!
I normally would apologise for the length of this post, but this is one subject which can never be too long. 
It is such precious a gift to us. 
May we daily realise the greatness of God's gift of PRAYER!
I pray it blesses you as it did me.
If things are difficult, I pray earnestly for you for God's comfort. 
"Our  Heavenly Father knoweth. "
"He careth for you." 
And thank you so much to all who encourage me with this blog. 
You bless me so!
Prayer hugs, 🙏🤗
Shaz in Oz.x
*post starts "recently", but was begun in pre-COVID times four months or more ago. Often posts take much meditation and prayer to write. This was definitely one. They deepen as they go.
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Thursday, 28 May 2020

In Whom We Live, Move and Have Our Being

The wisdom of God is gentle, winsome, winning in its ways.
Elisha found God was 
not in the whirlwind, 
nor the storm 
but in still, small voice.
The apostle Paul in his Mars Hill speech used familiar words of a Greek poet to arrest the attention of his audience. 
One verse from the famous opening invocation to Zeus was quoted in Acts 17:28: 
“For 'in Him we live and move and have our being'; as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we too are His offspring. '”
Aratus a Greek poet used by Paul.
Paul's motto was:
"That I may be all things to all men, that I may win some."
Rigidity, laws and rules were not Paul's life or preaching outreach.
"ALL THINGS to ALL men!"
Saying really "I will pay with my very being what it costs to reach these ones for Christ".
Paul's controlling motivation was bound up in awakening souls of lost ones..
... not in earthly desires, plans, requirements. 
All things to all men HOWEVER means being in tune to God's prompting.. a believer unexpectedly walked up to a bikie at his bike in a carpark and offered a tract sharing a summary. It was accepted graciously, and eternity will reveal the results.
Why? Its was God's time. For God's Spirit had prompted .. that still, small voice spoke.
Being in tune with God's voice is very hard. 
Oftimes we silence it by our busyness, our lack of communion, our attitudes - but all this can be restored by a moment of prayer.
Susannah Wesley had 17 children.. when her children saw her with her apron over her head they knew not to interrupt her in her tabernacle.. her needed moment of prayer,  communion with her Father.
Oswald Chambers was visiting a dear old Highlander saint, who said,"if ye've permission, please speak to my ploughman about his soul." 
As he was faithful at this Oswald commented in surprise that the Scotsman had not done it and said so. 
The reply was "if ye think that laddie, ye know nought of the permission of the Spirit". (Paraphrased from memory.)
"Soulwinning is God's work.. it is not a matter of trial and error but of being led by the  Spirit".
Paul was "all things to all people", but he also knew there was a time to speak and a time to refrain from speaking. Ecc. 3
For years towards the end of my dad's life it seemed I had little direct witness to him. I was restrained. That was a struggle  to refrain from speaking, but God had the door shut for the moment.
As we carry this burden for a dear one, we often forget the great comfort that we ARE living epistles, seen and known of all men.
2 Cor 3:2-5
"Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men

 Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.

And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward:

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;"
God's sufficiency, not us.
God, not us. 
God's Spirit not me.
"In whom we live, move and have our being"!
This is such a privilege!
How much louder is what we do, heard - than what we say?
Link also here to hymn.
Maker, in whom we live, in whom we are and move, 
the glory, power, and praise receive for thy creating love. 
Let all the angel throng give thanks to God on high, 
while earth repeats the joyful song and echoes to the sky.
Incarnate Deity, let all the ransomed race 
render in thanks their lives to thee for thy redeeming grace. 
The grace to sinners showed ye heavenly choirs proclaim, 
and cry, "Salvation to our God, salvation to the Lamb!" 

So God worked silently, quietly in small ways, with that still, small voice on my dad's heart in those last few years.
Two decades earlier he said he believed in God as a creative power, but as a force, not a Person or God with whom you could have a relationship. 
I called his god an almighty watchmaker who set the watch in motion but was detached from it.
If you want to read how dad came to the Lord in his last days, read it HERE, and verses I prayed for him - Here
The key in it was the waiting IN FAITH upon the Lord for that saving grace. 
Faith is critical. 
The delay in our prayer being answered is God is waiting. 
Often He's waiting for us to be ready for His answer.
Isaiah 30:18
"And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him."

His way, not my way.
Our very existence is Christ, in God.
Acts 17:28: 
“For in Him we live 
and move 
and have our being
as even some of your own poets
 have said, 
For we too are His offspring."

Or as Colossians 3:3b puts it:
 "... your life is hid in Christ, in God." 
What a statement that is!
Hope to share on that when time permits. 
This study has been ongoing, scripture is so richly interwoven, so had to cull. 
I pray it blesses you as it did me.
If things are difficult, I pray earnestly for you for God's comfort. 
"Our  Heavenly Father knoweth. "
"He careth for you." 
And thank you so much to all who encourage me with this blog. 
You bless me so!
Prayer hugs, 🙏🤗
Shaz in Oz.x
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Saturday, 9 May 2020

The Purpose of Aloneness

In Bible study, the law of first mention of a subject in the Bible is a guide for future reference on the same subject. 
The first mention of aloneness is very early in Genesis 2:18 - it was not good that Adam was alone.
Up till then everything was good.. but not Adam's aloneness.
This is interesting, because although Adam had continuous, unbroken  fellowship with God, yet he lacked any human company.
Genesis 2:18 
"And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him."
So God formed Eve, out of Adam's rib.
 A "help meet" or "help suitable" for him..
We know that in Genesis 3 there was so sadly the cessation of constant fellowship with God. 
Sin entered the world.
*****
Aloneness has many aspects.
It can be one person alone. One, as with Elijah at brook Cherith, fed by the ravens in the midst of drought, 
Jonah in the belly of the big fish  .. both of these were a consequence of disobedience. 
Elijah, although obedient himself, suffered because of the dearth as punishment of Israel and Ahab's sin (see 1 Kings 17:1 -6)
Jonah was alone 3 days swallowed up by a God-prepared fish, because of his direct disobedience to God's command to go warn the people of Nineveh (see Jonah 1:17 - 2:8)
*****
You can be alone as a group.
As were the eight members of Noah and family on the ark, many days nights on a boat full of animals (Gen. 7)
Or as the faithful threesome - Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego in the firey furnace in Babylon (see Dan. 3: 10 - 23).
Both these were in the predicament of aloneness due to obedience to the Lord's commandment.
Times of aloneness often preceded a great spiritual victory.
For us today this is an important fact to which we must cling!
God is at work here, now.
Any time we are in a time of aloneness, whether due to COVID-19 or for other reasons, God has a greater, higher, eternal purpose for you and me! 
And for far beyond us, most of all if we cannot see it yet!
There are many examples too in the New Testament..
Paul suffered much alone, the lowest point (or perhaps highest) is 2 Tim. 4 where he was left alone at the end of his life:
2 Timothy 4:16-17
"At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion."
 Another example is John on the isle of Patmos.. in exile,  he wrote the only book of prophecy in the NT, the book of Revelation.
The example which touched and challenged me the most, was that the Lord Jesus chose aloneness so many times.
Alone answering questions in the temple at 12 years, alone for 40 days in wilderness at the time of temptation.
So often He quietly selected to come apart, mostly to pray to His Father.
One of the saddest prayer times, when technically He was not alone, but in reality He was - with the sleeping disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane (see Luke 22: 39-46), tended by angel.
However Jesus was most alone as He hung on the cross, separated from His Father, bearing the ugliness of our sins, crying:
 "My God, My God Why hast Thou forsaken Me?"
Alone in death..
Till the glorious resurrection morn.

Tracing through these examples and so many, many more unmentioned, there is a bright scarlet thread.. like the one Rahab let down for the spies to escape (see Joshua 2:18).
That scarlet thread throughout revealing the purpose of Aloneness - that souls might be saved from sin.
This is traced all the way back to Adam and Eve, coats made to cover their sin of disobedience, eight souls saved in Noah's ark, Elijah's bold stand for God, before 450 prophets of Baal on the top of Mt Carmel, after the quiet by the brook.
The three became four in the fiery furnace, for "the fourth like unto the Son of God" (see Daniel 3:25)
 Jonah preached to the Ninevites, who repented, Paul was witnessing till the end despite opposition, as was John, faithful in lonely exile, writing upon parchment.

 It was the Lord Jesus, in the utter depths of Aloneness Who cried:
 "It is finished!"
And so finished the lonely work of the salvation of all mankind.
Whosoever will may come.

Souls saved,
Souls purified.
God is glorified. 

This is God's purpose in Aloneness.


He is purifying us, drawing us closer to His ways and His Word.
May we use this time of aloneness, isolation, wisely and well, praying, interceding for the lost, wayward and needy souls everywhere, that there maybe a life changing revival in hearts in 2020, as in days of yore.
This hymn and chorus (link here) really comes to mind. I love it, often sing it when in deep sadness, it lifts me up!
"No, never alone!"

I want to close with part of Mehrll's comment (her blog is here) on my last post. 
It's beautiful, and good to remember:
"..God is always right there to meet the need when I turn to Him. 
He knows everything that happens to each of His children and nothing can touch us without His approval. 
I am so glad that we can trust Him through every problem in our life"

Thanks so much for popping over here, especially if you have time to chat. 😊
Prayer hugs, 🙏🤗
Shaz in Oz.x

{Background to this post - firstly, I've barely scatched the surface on this subject, eg the book of the suffering saint, Job, was not mentioned, he who was so very alone!
This topic was suggested to me by Robyn Manning. It sat waiting for inspiration, with a scribbled skeleton, till I mentioned it to Donna Howey-Schubeck, and asked her to pray. I'd said I couldn't write it yet.. 
We are the servants of the Living God. As Zechariah (4:6) said "Not by might, nor by power but by my Spirit saith the Lord." 
Thank you, dear sisters, for your uplifting comments, prayers and inspiration. This verse below comes to mind in respect to the way God enables us bless, encourage, uplift one another.}


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Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Are You At Wits' End Corner?

Well, want to say first of all I am sorry for not sharing here as much as would like, despite the shut down it seems I’m busier! Also to be honest I have been struggling with the isolation .. even though not really feeling alone, I’m missing my family so much - brethren, friends, church,  etc. like everyone else. 
And am sure it’s worse where you are, so I really am grateful. 
And good news today!
 ... ta dah! 
Things are loosening a little on visiting family this Fri, here in NSW of Aust. Yay! Pray it will with you too soon.. ❤
I was just now writing to a dear sister and as I wrote these verses and this poem came to mind! 
I've love this passage and the key thought, so let us meditate briefly! 
Psalm 107:24-31
These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep. 
 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. 
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. 
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.
Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. 
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 
Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 
Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Love these verses or really the whole Psalm, especially He hears their cries and brings them out of the their sore distresses
How rich are we to have our Father’s loving watchcare upon us!!
Then He makes the storm calm.. 
then they’re glad because they be quiet! 
(Oh yesss!) 
And He brings them to their desired haven. 
The hymn "Haven of Rest" comes to mind, so sharing 😊 (link also here).

This beautiful poem is really wonderfully woven around this Psalm. 
Often shown with no authorship, but a dear sister in Christ is given credit at end. Took this from Bible Truth Publishers, US, they've copies of it for sale there.

Are You At Wits' End Corner?
Are you standing at “Wits' End Corner”, Christian, with troubled brow?
Are you thinking of what is before you, And all you are bearing now?
Does all the world seem against you, And you in the battle alone?
Remember at Wits' End Corner Is where God’s power is shown.
Are you standing at “Wits' End Corner” Blinded with wearying pain?
Feeling you cannot endure it, You cannot bear the strain.
Bruised through the constant suffering, Dizzy and dazed, and numb
Remember at Wits' End Corner, Is where Jesus loves to come.
Are you standing at “Wits' End Corner” Your work before you spread?
Or lying begun, unfinished And pressing on heart and head.
Longing for strength to do it. Stretching out trembling hands
Remember at “Wits' End Corner” The Burden Bearer stands.
Are you standing at “Wits' End Corner” Yearning for those you love,
Longing and praying and watching, Pleading their cause above,
Trying to lead them to Jesus Wondering if you’ve been true?
He whispers at “Wits' End Corner” “I’ll win them as I won you.”
Are you standing at “Wits' End Corner” Then you’re just in the very spot.
To learn the wondrous resources Of Him Who faileth not!
No doubt to a brighter pathway Your footsteps will soon be moved
But only at Wits' End Corner Is the God who is able, “proved.”


Antoinette Wilson
Love the verses of the poem but the second last one really speaks to me specifically in spiritual longing for my family to know our sweet LORD, as I have come to know Him, most of all for salvation, but those Who know Him that they would read and heed His Word! 
And of course the work spread before me fills so much of my days, too often I do not take all my burdens to my wonderful LORD in prayer.🙏🙏🙏
Love the key thought in this! "God doesn't give us what we can handle, 
God helps us handle what we are given!"

Thanks for popping over dear ones, truly appreciate those who are able to comment more than I can say, may the LORD bless you all and keep you and your dear ones, well and safe in the hollow of His hands.
Prayer hugs, 
Shaz in Oz.x 🙏🏻🤗

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Saturday, 25 April 2020

Lest We Forget ~ 25th April, 2020.

Well, today is 25th April and ANZAC day for all who live in Aust and NZ. As 2020 is such a different year, so this is a different ANZAC day. 
On this day we Aussies and Kiwis remember all who’ve given lives and served in war for our countries.
(At 6am, in dawn quiet, I stood at the end of driveway as the last post was played loudly on radio I had with me, remembering with the thanksgiving)
On Sunday 25th April 1915, our joint forces (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) landed on the shores of Gallipoli, Turkey. An inept choice for landing, as these troops faced steep cliffs and a strong attacking Turkish force. This dramatic, especially sad defeat has become a unifying symbol for our countries. Here we achieved nationhood in a bloodbath of fighting, the like of which has never been forgotten by Australia or New Zealand.
I would like to share this video ... a really wonderful Anzac Day message from our pastor of our church.
He shared it online for our Wednesday night bible study. 
I pray it will bless your heart as it did mine. 
(Link here also)
Background to ANZAC Day is shared, as well as a good biblical perspective for us today. 
The spiritual battle of life today which we must fight truly, as our Saviour did before us. 
He gave His all for us all.
This so uplifted my friend and I as we listened to it on Wednesday night, twas over the phone and she listened as I played it on YouTube.. 
So wonderful and uplifting! Blessed indeed!
I decided to make this poppy card in memory of all who gave for their country.
If you want the recipe pop over to my crafty blog here
I often think of some in our family who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and wonder how many knew the LORD of glory? 
I know from one family member, that the Bible has more meaning on the battle field than times of peace. 
Gods presence is meaningful in peace, when we know and love Him - but how much more if we might lose our life at any moment!
And too, I think upon this verse in John 15:13. 
"Greater love hath no man than this, than he lay down his life for his friend."
In WW1 Australia and New Zealand, two small emerging nations, lost 80,00 men and had over 200,00 casualties, a total of 280,000 lives taken or never to be the same again.
So many families decimated by it all.
That's why we say together:
"In the morning,
And at the going down of the sun,
We will remember them.
Lest we forget."
A special prayer today, for all who today serve in the armed forces in every nation, to come to a saving, keeping knowledge of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ. 
Also praying for all who are fighting a different war, the medical war against COVID-19, may the LORD bless all caring hands, save eternally their souls, and those for whom they care. 
And thank you LORD,  for the freedom we have in our nation, to love and worship bought at such a cost. 
Thank YOU, Lord Jesus,  too for giving Your life,  so we might live by faith in You. Amen.
Prayer  hugs, 🙏🤗❤
Shaz in Oz.x 

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