Dailies On The Vine

Jesus Our Treasure

This is time where it is imperative we have the Word of God deeply rooted in our hearts. The Word of God is alive in you. It is like currency, wisdom, power, provision, peace, healing, manna all within ~ it is Jesus in you the very Word that became flesh and dwelt among men. At times this supernatural reality can be beyond comprehension, open the eyes of your heart like a child and receive. Feast on His presence and consume His Word and then your heart will become full; He is the fulfillment to our desires and this we will never outgrow. Thank you Jesus You are our treasure and great reward, may we remain faithful to You!

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart [your wishes, your desires; that on which your life centers] will be also.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6:20-21‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart, That I may not sin against You.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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Lacking No Good Thing

Those who SEEK the Lord lack no good thing. The key to the abundant life is fearing and honoring the Lord in a whole hearted pursuit to know Him. Hebrew for seek in this passage is Strong’s 1875 – To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom… have you thought about what else wisdom holds if the fear of the Lord is just the beginning? There’s so much more within wisdom to be unlocked and revealed to those who seek the Lord, and the mystery is that in the pursuit is full provision.

“The Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe] and each of them He delivers. [Ps. 18:1; 145:20.] O taste and see that the Lord [our God] is good! Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts and takes refuge in Him. [I Pet. 2:2, 3.] O fear the Lord, you His saints [revere and worship Him]! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear. The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing. Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you to revere and worshipfully fear the Lord.” Psalm‬ ‭34:7-11‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Taste & See

Spiritual fulfillment is for those who are hungry. The more you want to see, the more you have to taste. One of the Hebrew meanings of the word ‘see’ in this passage is ‘to experience’. It is possible for you to experience God AND be fulfilled, the flavors discovered in His presence are past finding out. I believe many are hungry because they “know” there is more but have not experienced it yet. Go deep in His Word and presence and I am positive you will discover something within you have not tasted of beforehand. You can have as much of Him as you desire – the hungrier you arrive at the banqueting feast, the more of Him you will find.

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:8‬ ‭NKJV‬

‬ “How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:103‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

““Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be [completely] satisfied.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“And He said to me, Son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it. Then I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.”
‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

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Who Do You Know?

Who do you know?

The mind of the world focuses on who they know, while the mind of the Spirit focuses on knowing Him.

We were created to receive validation from knowing God, Adam’s eyes opened to see a loving Father admiring His created son. After the fall, most perpetually seek to be known to fulfill this need, but unfortunately the gaze is fixed in the wrong direction or the wrong Person. The system of this world is still striving to be known but by false gods; each other, people with influence, power, etc. These are false gods when the desire is greater to be known by one another than by the One who created you.

When you focus on who you know on this earth it gives a false validation and sense of identity and belonging that creates pride. It is humility to look to God, to be dependent upon Him, to know His ways, to believe Him, obey Him, and love Him.

“Does the Scripture mean nothing to you that says, “The Spirit that God breathed into our hearts is a jealous Lover who intensely desires to have more and more of us”? But he continues to pour out more and more grace upon us. For it says, “God resists you when you are proud but continually pours out grace when you are humble.”” James 4:5-6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Humility is the doorway to knowing and seeing God.

This attached photo is ”picture art” I made circa 2010 inspired from the humble door I photographed in Africa. So today I am adding an old edited photo with a newly written excerpt that has roots in an ageless message. A message chasing me in my lifetime since I can remember – and perhaps it’s chasing you too … Do you know Him?

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Voices of Approval

We must consider the weight and value we place on one another’s voices, is it higher than the ideas, truths, and Voice of the Lord? There is One Voice that ultimately marks us with approval.

“I have come in My Father’s name and with His power, and you do not receive Me [because your minds are closed]; but if another comes in his own name and with no authority or power except his own, you will receive him and give your approval to an imposter. How can you believe [in Me], when you [seek and] receive glory and approval from one another, and yet you do not seek the glory and approval which comes from the one and only God?” John‬ ‭5:43-44‬ ‭AMP‬‬

In all things we should imitate Christ, and most importantly where He received identity and where He did not. “I do not receive glory and approval from men” John 5:41.

These are perilous times and we are at a critical juncture in history when we can not afford to be led astray by even the slightest bit of human idea or opinion that would potentially deter us from the narrow path. We must eagerly await for the Bridegrooms Voice. “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands by and listens to him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice.” John 3:29 Here in this friendship is your approval. May joy and peace be yours as you patiently stand by, and eagerly expect His Voice!

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Let Me Burn

If I could explain the benefits of a “yes” to God, I’d die a hundred more times so you would know He is good. Somewhere in the flames of sacrifice you transition from yielding your flesh unto burning to beholding His glorious frame.

The heat of His presence tangible, now nearer still He speaks from the eternal flame. I’d die all over again and as many times required because it is here that life really begins. There is no other that can captivate my being, His longing for me draws me closer and in my longing for Him He returns.

My soul and my spirit pray, let me always stay here fastened to Your heart.

Selah

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Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

Have you told Jesus you love Him today? The One whom the government rests on His shoulders, the eternal King of all kings who reigns forevermore; fullness of promise, the sacrificial Lamb slain and risen, beautiful Savior, Holy incarnate God who dwelt among us and befriender of sinners – Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

What about the Father, have you told Him you love Him today? Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent; the Creator of mysteries low and expanses high – so terrifyingly wonderful yet He carries you in His womb and tattooed your name on His hand. He is more loving and welcoming than you can imagine. Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

And my precious friend Holy Spirit. Have you told Him you love Him today? Wrapped in light and glory; comfortor, counselor, teacher, joyful presence, connector, revealer and sealant … there are not enough adjectives to relay what a tremendous gift Jesus sent us. Do you know Him? Do you love Him?

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