DANCING WITH THE GOD OF JOY 5 APR 2016
A message to God’s noble servants about our irrepressible joy. Each morning the colorful birds sing songs in thanks for another day. And at night, the beauty of the vast heavenly amphitheater enthralls us with its twinkling stars. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” ROM 1:20 NAS Part of having the Spirit of God in us is we recognize the divine Creator through His magnificent Creation & we are joyful, “You have turned…my mourning into dancing.” PS 30:11
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” PS 19:1 The same stars that we enjoy were there in ancient times inspiring the fathers of our faith such as Abraham & Yahshua . (The Word of God refers to the Big Dipper, the Pleiades, Orion, Draco, Ursa Major, Taurus, Saturn, Venus and constellations in general. It offhandedly tells us many things, for instance: the stars can’t be numbered (A), stars have different brightnesses (B), that there are physical laws that govern the universe (C), & that the moon’s phases provide seasons & a calendar (D). It speaks of a spherical planet earth (E) which is suspended in space (F) and that its 23.5 degree tilt was intentionally created so we’d have seasons (G). Christ talks about when he returns it will be day for some, night for others—in other words our globe with its time zones. (H) Meteors & comets are described. Within Revelation’s prophecies it speaks of a meteor ’’Wormwood”. (I) God still surprises us with what He does, miracles have not ceased. When we see the Hand of God at work, our hearts dance with joy. We comprehend that there is more to life than living, there is divine companionship. Finding that divine presence has been our aspiration for life. Yes, the earth is the Lord’s.(J)
OVERWHELMED BY THE MAJESTY OF HIS CREATION, PAGANS WORSHIP IT. The great beauty of the night stars is expansive. The vastness of God power is displayed at night by the stars. Who set this vast complex panorama in motion?? For nothing moves unless it has been acted upon. Yes, we are without excuse if we don’t sense the divine Creator. Don’t look at this natural cathedral in the night heavens & worship the stars. Unfortunately, God had to even spell this out to people.(K) That’s not where your true destiny lies, it lies with the Creator of those stars. “From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.”(L) “Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving…who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares the rain for the earth, who makes grass to grow upon the mountains.”(M) (And by the way, his Word teaches us about the Water Cycle in ECCL 1:7, that same Water cycle they taught us in school using a chart with circular arrows.)
SACRED DANCE. Nature waltzes with God, relaxes in His care, and rejoices at life, and so should we. There was dancing when the father threw a party for the returning prodigal son.(N) There is great celebration & much joy in heaven when a sinner repents of his rebellion to God. (O) That was the point being made when Christ told the story of the prodigal son. And God’s servant David danced his heart out in joy over the Ark of the Covenant.(P) Our souls are enriched by the majesty of creation, and there is even a healing that God gives us through His Creation. It is alive and gives us life.
THE FOOL SAYS THERE IS NO GOD. “Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear:…He [God] made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.”(Q) The pagans celebrate “Earth Day,” and forget about You Father. They are back to worshipping Your creation. And led by the Father of Lies they recommend killing the innocent (by widespread abortion) to prevent harming their sacred earth by added live births. Polluting the planet with the blood of millions of the innocent.
Heavenly Father, we will honor you as our Creator, our Lord & Saviour, and honor your name. We will worship you in deeds as well as words. You have given us the beauty of the dark night that is filled with stars. We need that darkness to appreciate their beauty. The darkness of this World helps us appreciate Your light. You have fine tuned the parameters of this planet so it could give life. Send the wind of your Holy Spirit to blow out the cobwebs of our thinking, the dust of old ways, and the dead fallen leaves of hard times. In the midst of this man-made satanic inspired World System, let us step out of it all to worship You, the awe-inspiring Creator, the God of Joy. Our hearts sing, “GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS… Summer and winter, and spring-time and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.” Amen.
(A) JER 33:22 (B) 1 COR 15:41 (C) JOB 38:33, & JER 33:25 (D) PS 104:19-23 (E) ISA 40:21-22, also PRV 8:27 (F) JOB 26:7-10 (G) PS 74:16-17 (H) LK 17:30, 31b, 34: “…thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man [the Messiah] is revealed…he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back…I tell you in that night there shall be two men in one bed;” (I) REV 8:10b-11 (J) PS 24:1-2 (K) DT 4:19 cf. EX 20:4 (L) PS 113:3 (M) PS 147: 7-8 (N) LK 15:25 (O) LK 15:10 (P) 2 SAM 6:13-14 (Q) JER 5:21, 51:15
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