Anchor for my Soul

For such a time as this…part 40

Bible Study 04/28/2021

Psalms 138 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    and will praise your name
    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
    that it surpasses your fame.
When I called, you answered me;
    you greatly emboldened me.

May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,
    when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing of the ways of the Lord,
    for the glory of the Lord is great

Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
    though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
    with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me;
    your love, Lord, endures forever—
    do not abandon the works of your hands.

Psalm 139 I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;
    before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple
    and will praise your name
    for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
    that it surpasses your fame.
When I called, you answered me;
    you greatly emboldened me.

May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord,
    when they hear what you have decreed.
May they sing of the ways of the Lord,
    for the glory of the Lord is great.

Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly;
    though lofty, he sees them from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
    you preserve my life.
You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes;
    with your right hand you save me.
The Lord will vindicate me;
    your love, Lord, endures forever—
    do not abandon the works of your hands.

There is a presence and anointing that stirs our hearts on how God knows us so well… the plans, every step of the path of our life… Always walking with us and watching over us. The world experiences the effects of the fallen world. Adam and Eve lost the identity of their wholeness. We were created to experience the fullness and presence of God. When God is beginning to reveal our true self, it may bring distress, but the spirit of God will not give up. Sin brought shame. Only God can heal our inner self. God sent Jesus so that we can walk in hope and expectation. God wants to use us to restore those who are lost. When God reveals sin, it is not to bring us shame, but to purge the impurities by His love. We need to see it as He sees it, with hope, with presence…we are called to a higher standard. We have God in us to walk into any situation. The power of the Holy Spirit with revelation and understanding brings us into the fallen world. When things overwhelm us, we intercede and weep in tongues and on our knees. We cannot manufacture the love of Jesus. We tend to be angry with the world because we are angry with ourselves. We are ashamed of feeling guilty because of the things we don’t want to do. Everyone is reaching until their heart accepts Christ. We don’t know how long or when. Never give us. He knows best.

2 Corinthians 1:20-21 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us,

2 Corinthians 2:14-1714 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aromaof the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? 17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God.

2 Corinthians 3:1-8 Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, like some people, letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life
7 Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory,transitory though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious?

We can view the face of God and we have the heart of God indwelling us. Mankind doesn’t understand who they are since the fall.

It is a realization that something isn’t quite right. Revival means to bring back that which is dead. Repentance is turning from sin and happens when we are not afraid to see what God is showing us. It’s not to bring shame but healing. The flesh is in continual warfare with the Spirit of God. We need to apply the Blood of Jesus to those situations.

Psalm 26:2 Test me, Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;