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From Moaning and Groaning to Glory

It’s heck getting older. Sometimes our bodies do not cooperate. Sickness comes and sometimes stays a while. Yes, Jesus can and will heal. I just wish He would do it immediately. I am not a good patient. I admit it. I don’t like being sick. I don’t like not being in control of things. Yes, I have issues, lol!

Sometimes the healing that God promised us takes a while. So here I sit. The Bible says I should rejoice in my troubles. I have to say that is not my first response. I’m the girl texting, “Ugggh!” Moaning and groaning. No particular words. I don’t like to talk about any illness because I don’t want to give it more life. I know we have the power of life and death in our tongues and any kind of illness doesn’t get a stage or a microphone as far as I am concerned.

I pray and receive prayer. I have the Elders at Church anoint me with oil.  I read the Word and speak the Word. God says that by His stripes I am healed. Yes, I may have a few ugly symptoms kicking around in my body – but God’s Word is truth and He says I am healed. My body just doesn’t know it yet.

It brings me comfort to know that I am not the only one going through pain during this journey. Even Apostle Paul had a few issues. He had to remind himself and the Church to not become discouraged. We all age. It’s part of the process of this thing called life. God promised that with the sufferings would come a greater weight of glory. It will be worth it all.

I am determined to praise my way through this pain. I know that God will heal me and you both. I just don’t know when. Guess this is the part where I get to trust Him and take Him at His Word. Uggggh!

 

 

 “Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day.  For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 AMP

 

 “For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us!  For [even the whole] creation [all nature] waits eagerly for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration and futility, not willingly [because of some intentional fault on its part], but by the will of Him who subjected it, in hope  that the creation itself will also be freed from its bondage to decay [and gain entrance] into the glorious freedom of the children of God.  

For we know that the whole creation has been moaning together as in the pains of childbirth until now.  And not only this, but we too, who have the first fruits of the Spirit [a joyful indication of the blessings to come], even we groan inwardly, as we wait eagerly for [the sign of] our adoption as sons—the redemption and transformation of our body [at the resurrection].  For in this hope we were saved [by faith]. But hope [the object of] which is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he already sees?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure.” – Romans 8:18-25 AMP

 

Ambient Healing Music by Diana Rasmussen

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Behold the God of Wonders

Behold the God of Wonders. He desires to meet you today. All is well, He is not mad at you. He loves you with an everlasting love. And He alone can heal all the broken places in your heart. Ask him in, He stands at the door of your heart and knocks. Open the door today to the God of Wonders.  I pray that as you behold and look upon Him that He fills your temple with His glory and His goodness, in Jesus Name.

And the glory of the Lord came into the temple by way of the gate which faces toward the east. The Spirit lifted me up and brought me into the inner court; and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple.Then I heard Him speaking to me from the temple, while a man stood beside me. (Ezekiel 43; 4-6 NKJV)

Also He brought me by way of the north gate to the front of the temple; so I looked, and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord; and I fell on my face. (Ezekiel 44:4 NKJV)

 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.  O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. (John 17:24-25 NKJV)

Here is an awesome video by Pastor Kevin Kringle of Life Church in Roscoe IL. I listened to this yesterday when I was working out at Planet Fitness. You should have seen all the people looking at me when I was on the Elliptical laughing! The Glory of God is not magic halos or smoke…listen to find out what the Glory of God really looks like.

https://vimeo.com/125172479

Glory is coming

The glory is coming!
Do you feel it?

I saw a glimpse of it the other night on a sunset. One of those sunsets that take your breath away! I was driving 65 mph on I-90 and I still had to snap a picture. I wanted to stop and just crawl into that sky. God must have heard that prayer.

In prayer this morning I went for a walk with Jesus. Yes, in the spirit. It’s not like He knocks on my door like the pizza man. He met me in my prayers. And we went for a walk to the second heaven.

I asked Him, how did all those Apostle guys know what Heaven looked like? I mean they weren’t dead yet, they hadn’t been there physically yet. Jesus said they went for a walk with Him and thats how they knew. I read all about it this morning in Revelation 21.

And nobody had to go to a building for church cuz God was the Temple and He just walked with us everywhere. Jesus was the Lamp and His glory just light up the whole city. No sun, no moon, no need for electricity!  He is our God and we are His people.  Wow, cool trip. Thanks Lord.  I should stop and crawl into the sky more often!

 

Revelation 21 The Message (MSG)

Everything New
21 I saw Heaven and earth new-created. Gone the first Heaven, gone the first earth, gone the sea.

2 I saw Holy Jerusalem, new-created, descending resplendent out of Heaven, as ready for God as a bride for her husband.

3-5 I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.” The Enthroned continued, “Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.”

6-8 Then he said, “It’s happened. I’m A to Z. I’m the Beginning, I’m the Conclusion. From Water-of-Life Well I give freely to the thirsty. Conquerors inherit all this. I’ll be God to them, they’ll be sons and daughters to me. But for the rest—the feckless and faithless, degenerates and murderers, sex peddlers and sorcerers, idolaters and all liars—for them it’s Lake Fire and Brimstone. Second death!”

The City of Light
9-12 One of the Seven Angels who had carried the bowls filled with the seven final disasters spoke to me: “Come here. I’ll show you the Bride, the Wife of the Lamb.” He took me away in the Spirit to an enormous, high mountain and showed me Holy Jerusalem descending out of Heaven from God, resplendent in the bright glory of God.

12-14 The City shimmered like a precious gem, light-filled, pulsing light. She had a wall majestic and high with twelve gates. At each gate stood an Angel, and on the gates were inscribed the names of the Twelve Tribes of the sons of Israel: three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, three gates on the west. The wall was set on twelve foundations, the names of the Twelve Apostles of the Lamb inscribed on them.

15-21 The Angel speaking with me had a gold measuring stick to measure the City, its gates, and its wall. The City was laid out in a perfect square. He measured the City with the measuring stick: twelve thousand stadia, its length, width, and height all equal. Using the standard measure, the Angel measured the thickness of its wall: 144 cubits. The wall was jasper, the color of Glory, and the City was pure gold, translucent as glass. The foundations of the City walls were garnished with every precious gem imaginable: the first foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate a single pearl.

21-27 The main street of the City was pure gold, translucent as glass. But there was no sign of a Temple, for the Lord God—the Sovereign-Strong—and the Lamb are the Temple. The City doesn’t need sun or moon for light. God’s Glory is its light, the Lamb its lamp! The nations will walk in its light and earth’s kings bring in their splendor. Its gates will never be shut by day, and there won’t be any night. They’ll bring the glory and honor of the nations into the City. Nothing dirty or defiled will get into the City, and no one who defiles or deceives. Only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life will get in.

The Message (MSG)
Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

 

 

Revelation

REVELATION

© 2013 Diana Rasmussen

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Father of Glory grant to us
the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation
Of the deep knowledge of You
and the riches of Your glory
Flood the eyes of our hearts with light
Give us insight into Your secrets and mysteries
to know the hope of our calling
and the greatness of Your power

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Good Day

Good Day

© 2013 By Diana Rasmussen

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The earth declares your goodness
The mountains sing your praise
The nations bow before You
Today is a good day

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Sing to Him oh Heavens
Rejoice in Him oh Earth
Burst into song oh mountains
Today is a good day

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We stand before The Lord
We march behind His banner
The Lord of Hosts defends us
Today is a good day

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We live inside Your grace
Your mercy’s all around
We magnify Your name
Today is a good day

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My lips drop praise like fountains
I lift high your praise
Your banner over me is love
Today is a good day

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ARISE (Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward)

20130301-065824.jpgArise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge FORWARD