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No Sweeter Name : Lyrics

No sweeter name than the Name of Jesus,
No sweeter name have I ever known
No sweeter name than the name of Jesus.

You are the Life to my heart and my soul
You are the Light to the darkness around me
You are the Hope to the hopeless and broken
You are the only Truth and the Way

Jesus, Jesus

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Weekly Calendar

Ex 23:14-16  Three times you shall keep a feast to me in the year.  You shall keep the feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover) And the feast of Harvest (Pentecost) and the feast of Ingathering (Tabernacles) which is at the end of the year, when you reap the harvests out of your field.

Every year God commanded the Israelites to keep 3 feasts (Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles), times when they would sacrifice and celebrate their relationship with God. There were also a number of special Sabbath (rest) days apart from the weekly Sabbath. This meant that a considerable amount of time was separated unto God each year. God commanded them to take this time out of their religious calendar.

Herein lies a message for us. If we are to have regular periods of rest we must purposely  block out those times in our calendar week. By doing this we are forced to organise our appointments around these times; and if we will hold to our new system, rest  will become a regular part of our lives, as important as all other times. Without such a system to anchor rest into our weekly lives all our purpose will dribble away like water down a drain pipe. We will lose the habit and end up with nothing.


To be cont……..

Meditation point: Am I determined to block out a weekly time in my calendar for a period of rest.

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...Field & 2 Fallow Fields

Ex 23:10-11 “Six years you shall sow your land and gather in its produce, but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow (unploughed and unused).     (NKJV)

OK: Pt 1 cont…  we are looking at natural, physical rest; we see that the law and nature teach a rest of the land in order to bring in a fruitful harvest. The picture you see is of a strawberry harvest. Each year the farmer allows 2 of his fields to rest ( lie fallow, unploughed and unused). Why is this?  It’s because it takes a year for the land to replenish itself with the appropriate chemicals and nutrients needed to continually produce a fruitful crop of strawberries.

God has ordained in His word that mankind is to rest 1 day out of 7; as Christians under the New Covenant we are no longer under the law nevertheless experience teaches that we need regular periods of rest if we are to yield the greatest success for God.

Eccl 10:10  A dull axe requires great strength; be wise and sharpen the blade.   (TLB)  If a man chops down trees, eventually the blade of his axe will become blunt. If he continues chopping he will have to exert more strength and it will take longer  to chop down a tree; and we would say that man was foolish to continue chopping. Why?  because wisdom says, when the axe is blunt take it out of service and resharpen the blade.

Are we the fools who work, work and work without taking ourselves out of service (rest) for a while in order to have our cutting edge restored!  All work and no play makes Jack a dull (blunt) boy and Jackie a dull (blunt) girl.  To be cont……

Meditation point : Am I a wise or a foolish person?

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Thank You

I would like to express my appreciation to all those who have left comments re my blog. Your words have been very encouraging and helpful. My aim is to present the principles of scripture in the simplest of ways.     Thanks……..  Peter.

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Van Gogh: Rest

Matt 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.   NKJV

God has clearly laid down in scripture the concept and application of spiritual and practical rest. Unfortunately many have not heeded the advice and are living on the edge of burn out or have already hit the wall and crashed; hence whenever it becomes obvious that things are not working we should always go back to the basics and there we will find the answer to our dilemma.

Hitting the Wall

The first mention of rest is found in Gen 2:2 On the seventh day God had finished His work of creation, so He rested from all his work.   NLT. The word, ‘rested‘ can also be translated , ‘cease‘, God ceased from all His work. God was saying to man that He had not only created him for work but also play, relaxation and leisure: ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jackie a dull girl.

God now set in place the principle of 6 days work and 1 day of rest or sabbath as it became known. He then enshrined the sabbath in the law. God did this for man’s benefit because He knew man had to recharge his batteries and renew and restore his vigour; so over the next few weeks we are going to be looking first at physical rest followed by spiritual rest.

Meditation point: If God took a day of  rest, should I build rest into my life?

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Team Talk…Pt 5

Roman Army-Locking Shields

Ps 133: 1, 3 How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in unity!  For there the Lord commands his blessing.

When the Roman army went into battle they developed a strategy called,’Testudo’ (it became known as the, ‘Tortoise’). The command,’As One’ was given and each soldier would stand with his shield overlapping the shield of the soldier next to him. Thus producing a near impregnable unit and a battle formation that crushed the front lines of the enemy forcing them to break rank; this unity of locking shields as one won many battles.

When David became King of Israel his first action was to establish his throne on Mt Zion, but to do this he had to dispossess the Jebusites who lived there. Zion was a near impregnable stronghold but David took it immediately. Why was this? It was because when crowned King, David made a covenant with his people that united all 12 tribes (1 Chron 11:1-5) Symbolically they had locked their shields together and became as one.

This unity unleashed the power of God in Israel’s army that crushed all their enemies and secured an unprecedented era of peace that freed David’s son Solomon to build the temple and establish Israel as the foremost nation in the earth.

Meditation point: Am I in unity with my team. Have I locked shields with those around me to become as one?

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