Like a Lamb Brought Forth

“…like a lamb that was led to slaughter…”Isaiah 53:7

The Hebrew definition of this Scripture can be translated as this:

“…like an animal, He was pushed out, brought forth with pomp, to be butchered.”

– The cost of this road is becoming far to clear. My whole being wants to turn away, hid my eyes, close my mind. To turn away now, was not an option for Jesus, the Perfect Lamb of God Who was slain for me. –

Poem to Ponder

“He set His “face like flint”,

determined onward, 

He freely went.”

 “Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection”, page 24, Denise Balog

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In Fullness Know

“Measure the yeast,

Raise the dough.

Fine Grain Flour

Of Your Fullness

You do bestow

“Grace upon Grace”

And in Your Light

We have come to

See,

Believe, and

Know.”

 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,

And we behold His glory,

The glory of the Only begotten of the Father,

Full of Grace and Truth.” John 1:14 NKJV

 

 

“When anyone brings a grain offering as an offering to the LORD,

his offering shall be of

Fine Flour…

It is a most Holy part of the LORD’s food offering.” Leviticus 2:1 & 3 ESV

 

 “I AM the Bread of Life.” John 6:33

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Intercession’s Gate

Prayer garden in the Garden of Gethsemane.

“Words are prayers

Sent forth in faith.

Shepherd waiting at

Intercession’s Gate.

Hearing utterances

Of those You know;

Moving powerfully to bestow.

Peace,

Healing,

Action wide.

Intercession,

Your Holy Stride!”

 

“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost

Those who come to God through Him,

Since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

Hebrews 7:25 NKJV

 

“I AM the Door…I have come that they may have life,

And that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

 

Photos captured in the prayer garden next to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem.

Wisdom’s Rest

“Arise let us go from here.” John 14:31

“Entering into Sunday’s rest.

What this week holds

Jesus knows best.

Begin the day at His feet;

Protection,

Counsel,

And Wisdom

He does bequeath.”

 

Peace I leave with you,

My Peace I give to you;

Not as the world gives do I give you.

Let not your hearts be troubled,

Neither let it be afraid…

Arise let us go from here.”

John 14:27 & 31 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Follow Your Heart

Follow the tracts...

“Follow the tracts…to the Shepherd’s tent.”

“Where do You rest Your flock?”

“Where do they lie in rest?”

Snags of dry and rock;

Endless days of test.

 

“If you do not know,”

Oh, most beautiful follower of Mine,

The path is right before you,

Follow your heart to Mine.”

 

Song of Solomon 1:7-8 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©

Happy Valentine's Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise
Happy Valentine’s Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise

The Subtle Bridge

Scripture First Mentions –
Between the words “Separate” and “Servant”
is the “serpent”.

Yep,
Separate – Jesus calls – Come follow Me.

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Servant – our hearts are opened to His.

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but right there in the middle…is the “serpent”
“who was more subtle than any beast…” Genesis 3:1

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“…who was more subtle…” comes in many forms.

Sickness, distractions, the list can go as far as that bridge pictured.


With that said, my husband is on the road to recovery from surgery. Yesterday I was very concerned because it was not going as “quickly” as I thought recovery should be heading. As for myself, I made a doctor appointment -right ear continues from sinus issues.

My heart is “separated” to desire, but the “serpent” who is more subtle…has placed many distractions before this “servant.”


(I had to cancel the house Bible study meeting this evening)


One last “word”. Jesus is SO sweet to encourage us in our daily walk.

One small word is placed before the word ‘serpent’ in the Concordance.

Seraiah” 2 Samuel 8:17
“who was the scribe

Definition – Jah has prevailed. The name of 9 Israelites – and was mentioned in the context of one who served in King David’s administration.

Thank You Jesus, in Your tenderness, there still room to serve in the King’s administration and court. I loved the number 9…Nine fruits of the Spirit; nine gifts of the Spirit; and oh yea, been studying on the NINE candlestick lamp the Menorah!

Light the way my King!
Jesus, You are the Servant Lamp!!


 

Photos taken in Africa by my friend L.C. who, even in with her health issues and concerns, continues to serve in the Kingdom.

Humble Bold

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“Good morning Lord,

I come before You

Humble bold.

Share Your thoughts;

Secrets untold.

In this place of praise and prayer,

I bring my heart and bare it there.

Strip away the worldly crust;

The jagged pieces, the bits of rust.

Sing over me Your rejoicing song;

For from Your heart,

A new day is born.”

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“He will rejoice over you with gladness,

He will quiet you with His love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©

2017 Fresh Dew

“Thank You Lord for the year past gone.

2016 a changing song.

Welcome the year brand new;

2017 fresh as dew.

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Waking each day to the morning long.

Mercies new and Your Strong Arm.

Laying my head at the end of each day,

Praising Your Faithfulness to guide the way.

Thank You for this gift of Life,

For in Your Son Jesus,

My heart delights!”

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A Song of Ascents

“Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,

Who stand by night in the house of the LORD!

Lift up your hands to the holy place and

Bless the LORD!

May the LORD bless you from Zion,

He Who made heaven and earth!”

Psalm 134


I think it is “fitting” to find this as the last of the 15 Songs of Ascents.

(Pilgrimage songs believed to be sung as the people made their way up to Jerusalem to worship.)

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May we too, like the pilgrims who on finishing their trip, their night, their journey for the year, they remembered to sing and

“Lift up your hands to the holy place and Bless the LORD!” Psalm 134:2

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May you be blessed abundantly in the coming New Year 2017 as you finish your journey from the old into the Faithfulness of the new!


Poem by densebalog©

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Prelude to Christmas II – Depression Taunts

“While all the world rings

“Good Cheer!”

Depression taunts and

Calls me near.dscn6157

 

Jesus knows,

He understands.

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This is why He was

Born of man.

He came to earth,

To set you free.

In Him,

Death has lost

Its hold on me.

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Now there’s the

“Good News!”

For all men.

Jesus died, and

Rose Again!!

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 “For us a child is born,

To us a Son is given…

And His Name shall be called

Wonderful Counselor,

Mighty God,

Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

“…and they shall call His name Immanuel”

(Which means, God with us.)

Matthew 1:23 (ESV)

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“Glory to God in the highest,

On earth Peace.” Luke 2:14

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Poem by denisebalog©


 

The Place called “Sent”

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“Then He anointed the man’s eyes with mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing.”

“So they said to him, “Then how were your eyes opened?”

He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud and anointed my eyes, and said to me, “Go to Siloam and wash.”

So I went and washed and received my sight.” John 9:6-11 (ESV)

So what if all the world thinks you’re crazy, as you make your way to the place called “Sent”? All they can see is the “mud” on your eyes, BUT all you can hear is the Voice of Jesus saying, “Go”.

Remember you are,

“Anointed” saying as the “man born blind from birth,”

“One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see!” John 9:25

 

Dawn of Day

...I held Him, and would not let Him go." Song of Solomon 3:1-4 (ESV)
“…I held Him, and would not let Him go.” Song of Solomon 3:1-4 (ESV)

“A wall of Word

Surrounds my heart.

Protection for the

Week to start.

Beginning at the

Dawn of day,

In You,

All Strength,

I find my way.”

 

“Do not be afraid, for I know you seek Jesus…” Matthew 28:5 NKJV

 

“When wisdom enters your heart,

And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,

Discretion will preserve you;

Understanding will keep you.”

Proverbs 2:10-11 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©

Photo – Dawn of day – Sea of Galilee

Crouching Donkey

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“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between the sheepfolds.” Genesis 49:14

 

Yesterday, I went looking for the first mention of the word “strong”.

It actually means, “skeleton of the body, and bones.”

I thought this strange.

 

This morning, the verse came to mind again, only the word “crouching”.

In the Hebrew the word is actually #7257 – “lying”.

 

Issachar was Leah’s 5th son.  Five reflects –  Favor and Grace!

“And God listened to Leah, and she conceived and bore Jacob a fifth son…Issachar.” Genesis 30:17

Of the tribe of Issachar it is said they are

“Mighty men of valor” and “Ready for war”.  1 Chronicles 7:1-5

Of all the tribes, Issachar…

“of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…” 1 Chronicles 12:32

 

Back to “crouching.” The word comes from the root Hebrew word #7257 “lying”

“Rabats” or Reysh, Bet, Tsadak.

As I thought on the word picture,

  • Man’s (Reysh) dwelling (Bet – our heart and body) in praise and prayer (Tsadik) – between two sheepfolds.  (Tsadik is one of my favorites because it looks like the one of kneeling or standing in praise)

Issachar is crouched down in a position of praise and prayer between two sheepfolds (our family and the world).

And of “strong” – Issachar knows

To his bone,

down to his core,

to the marrow of his “skeleton”

only through Praise and Prayer, through the Favor and Grace of Jesus Christ,

Protection for our family,

Discernment and understand for the times we live in.

 

And knowing, in this position of prayer and praise,

When troubles come upon us, we know…

What we “ought to do”!! Wisdom and Discernment

 

“Issachar is a strong donkey, crouching between two sheepfolds.”

Even when the whole world thinks we are a “donkey”; we are Mighty men of valor and ready for war in the position of praise and prayer!!

 

Mighty men and women of God,

Praise on!!


Reysh - 20th Hebrew Letter Word Picture: Head (of a man) Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.
Reysh – 20th Hebrew Letter
Word Picture: Head (of a man)
Meaning: A person, the first, the highest, in the beginning.
Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.
Tsadik the 18th letter of Hebrew Picture of a "fishhook" or "hook" To catch, desire, to grasp, to praise Can you see the man standing, lifted hands in praise? (one of the five letters with different shapes when used at the end of a word)
Tsadik the 18th letter of Hebrew
Picture of a “fishhook” or “hook”
To catch, desire, to grasp, to praise
Can you see the man standing, lifted hands in praise?
(one of the five letters with different shapes when used at the end of a word)

Also, not at the end of a word Tsadik looks like this:

Tsadik - the 18th letter. Word picture of a "fishhook" or "hook" Meaning: to catch, desire to grasp, to praise. Can you see the man, with lifted hands on his knees in praise?
Tsadik – the 18th letter.
Word picture of a “fishhook” or “hook”
Meaning: to catch, desire to grasp, to praise.
Can you see the man, with lifted hands on his knees in praise?