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He Has Led Me

HE HAS LED ME

J.A. Matteson

“Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You I wait all the day.”

Psalm 25:5

Surely the LORD is good to Israel, to those who call upon His name in Spirit and truth;

By His hand He has led me to the mountain crest to behold His glory;

He causes my heart to fear and tremble in the presence of His majesty;

As I consider Your splendor, O LORD, the wisdom of Your decrees, and the goodness of Your care;

The nearness of Your Spirit captivates me, unspeakable joy fills my heart;

My lips will praise Your works for Your namesake; be glorified, O LORD, in the words of my mouth;

Incline Your ear to me, listen to my petition;

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You spoke and my heart was jolted as a beast of burden under a yoke;

Sweet is the instruction of the LORD, peaceful are His ways;

Kind is the rebuke of the LORD, gentle is His chastisement;

You incline my heart to seek You, to thirst after Your ordinances as living water;

Grace upon grace has enveloped me, the LORD’s mercy and kindness are my refuge;

The LORD is my resting place, I will not be afraid; He quiets my soul and stills my restless heart;

Blessed are the children of Israel who by faith revere the LORD Most High;

He causes His face to shine upon them, they will not be moved;

They take their meals in gladness with simplicity of heart, their sleep is sweet;

Praise the LORD, you children of Abraham, exalt the LORD of heaven;

Bless the name of the Son of glory, Christ Jesus, for His lovingkindess neither fades nor withers.

Copyright (c) 2010 Immutable Word Ministries (“…the word of our God stands forever….” Isa. 40:8).

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Holy Retribution

Holy Retribution 09-21-09 J.A. Matteson

“And fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them, and they died before the LORD.” Leviticus 10:1-2

The same divine fire which earlier sanctified Nadab and Abihu to the priesthood now lethally consumes them. The office to which they were divinely elected represented a sacred trust, they were to intercede before the Lord on behalf of the sins of the people, and to the people they were to make known the oracles of the Lord. The brevity of their service is underscored and so is their glaring sin.

After leaving Egypt the Lord revealed to Moses and Aaron that Israel was to perpetually offer to Him a morning and evening (twilight) sacrifice, “The one lamb you shall offer in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight…The other lamb you shall offer at twilight, and shall offer [Continue reading…]

My Mirror

My Mirror Tearing and breaking inside with no sound Limping, crawling, lying face down Look into My mirror If you dare And let Me show you what I see there [Continue reading…]

Worship without knowledge

Jeremy Walker at The Wanderer with a thought provoking post on the image of God in mankind.

Football (read soccer if you are from the US) fans will be deeply troubled by the news that filtered through from White Hart Lane earlier this evening. During the course of the match, just before half-time, the Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed – quite separately from the action on the pitch at the time – and was immediately attended by medics. Resuscitation was immediately attempted, including CPR and a defibrillator.

The other players were plainly deeply shocked and distressed. Muamba was taken from the field apparently not breathing independently and rushed to hospital. News of his condition has yet to be confrmed. The worst is feared and the best is hoped for.

Certain things become immediately plain in the aftermath of such a tragedy.

The first is that things quickly achieve their [Continue reading…]

Did Angels Really Reproduce With Women?

Angels

In the past, I like many others have blindly accepted the teaching that in ancient history, fallen angels became intimate with women and produced some strange hybrid offspring known as the Nephilim. This teaching has become ever more popular in modern times, especially as some self proclaimed “end times experts” allow their imagination to run wild. Even in the last few days, I have received mailshots from otherwise sound Christians, suggesting alien sightings today, and other such bizarre stuff, is directly connected to this hybrid race of angel/human beings making a return.

I realise this sort of thing can seem exciting at times, and yes I’ve been guilty of propagating this stuff myself in blind ignorance in the past, but is there really any Biblical evidence for such things? This question was hammered home to me only a couple of days ago, when my own wife and daughter were [Continue reading…]

The Meaning of World in John 3:16

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 The Meaning of “World” in John 3:16 By Dr. Arthur W. Pink (J.A. Matteson footnote to Pink at the conclusion)

It may appear to some of our readers that the exposition we have given of John 3:16 in the chapter on “Difficulties and Objections” is a forced and unnatural one, inasmuch as our definition of the term “world” seems to be out of harmony with the meaning and scope of this word in other passages, where, to supply the world of believers (God’s elect) as a definition of “world” would make no sense. Many have said to us, “Surely, ‘world’ means world, that is, you, me, and everybody.” In reply we would say: We know from experience how difficult it is to set aside the “traditions of men” and come to a passage which we have heard explained in a certain way scores of times, [Continue reading…]

A Portion For Each Day

“Jehoiachin changed his prison clothes–and he dined regularly in the presence of the king of Babylon for the rest of his life. As for his allowance, a regular allowance was given to him by the king, a portion for each day, for the rest of his life.” 2 Kings 25:29-30

Jehoiachin was not sent away from the king’s palace with a ‘supply’ to last him for months–but his provision was given him as a daily pension. Herein he well pictures the happy position of all the Lord’s people. A daily portion is all that a man really needs. We do not need tomorrow’s portion; for that day has not yet dawned, and its needs are as yet unborn. The thirst which we may suffer in the month of June–does not need to be quenched in February, for we do not feel it yet. If we have enough for [Continue reading…]

Beware: Signs You May Have Just Entered… The Emergent Church Zone

Picked these 2 videos up from YouTube .

Lane Chaplin – 10  Signs You May Have Just Entered… The Emergent Church Zone

This is what he has to say about it: Have you ever heard an emergent post-modern speak and thought something was just off? Do you get tired of people telling you there is no absolute truth without realizing that their statement would have to be absolutely true? If you walk into a church that’s saying things like this, you may have just crossed into… the emergent zone.

The Bible actually spoke about the emergent post-modern church at great length. Just look up these terms: “hypocrisy” and “hypocrite”. You’ll find plenty of verses addressing the subject matter these people are putting forth.

This video was originally posted by Doug Eaton. I highly encourage you to visit his page and subscribe. Along with videos like this, he has some [Continue reading…]

Decisionism

How To Give Assurance Of Salvation Without Conversion

1. Focus on the “decision,” not conversion. Then they’ll remember their own “wise” choice, not Christ’s work on the cross.

2. Skim over the gospel and push the prayer. The actual gospel is simply too offensive.

3. Please your listeners with positive assurances; don’t confuse them with the whole truth. Tell them what they want to hear, not what they need to hear.

4. Emphasize God’s goodness, not His justice or holiness. Talk about his love, not His legal requirement that demands sacrifice for sin. Let them think they are headed for heaven no matter what!

5. Describe Jesus as Savior, not Lord of our lives. Promise His blessing but, by all means, ignore His warning about “counting the cost!”

6. Don’t mention sin, guilt, hell or wrath. No [Continue reading…]

Treasures

Treasures

One by one He took them from me, All the things I valued most, Until I was empty-handed; Every glittering toy was lost.

And I walked earth’s highways, grieving. In my rags and poverty. Till I heard His voice inviting, “Lift your empty hands to Me!”

So I held my hands toward heaven, And He filled them with a store Of His own transcendent riches, Till they could contain no more.

And at last I comprehended With my stupid mind and dull, That God COULD not pour His riches Into hands already full!

-Martha Snell Nicholson

John 15:2, Psalm 51:17, Isaiah 64:6, Philippians 4:19

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