My June Newsletter. Please pray for me as I pursue the heart of Jesus to seek and save the lost in Detroit.
Don't forget to enter the June giveaway.
Boston Bible Geeks review The Books of the Bible: an intriguing edition from Biblica.
In a related article, Gordon Fee on "Why Christians Read Their Bible Poorly."
A meandering article from N.T. Wright on English translation of the Bible from 1611 to 2011.
One of the books I'm currently reading is Dr. Michael L. Brown's phenomenal encouragement for seeking divine visitation and revival: A Time For Holy Fire.
At the end of April, David Wilkerson entered into glory. At the time, I did not write anything about his promotion because I was perhaps still trying to understand my own reaction to this news. I was deeply burdened by the loss of this man's ministry. His heart had impacted mine, even from so far a distance as I listened to his sermons on sermoninex. His passion and burden for the bride and the lost planted a seed in my heart during my first years as a believer. I find myself asking God, "Who will take up the role that this man fulfilled in the body? Whose heart will you fill to reach the lost and to reach the blind, poor and naked who have not yet understood that they are meant to be the bride?" May God use and burden us. The following is a precious word from a gift to the body of Christ and a man who has received his reward in glory and gives his God and King adoration face to face.
|I Will Veil Myself in You By David Wilkerson|
|Lord, only You can speak to the depths of the soul|
I don`t know who this is for
But Lord, I`m going to speak to those who have backslidden
To those, Oh Lord, who have been growing cold & indifferent
to the call of God & the things of Christ.
Oh God, come & speak.
God says, `The word that I`ve sent to you,
I didn`t send it out to be void.
But the word that I have given to you
is going to accomplish the very thing I said it would.`
Lord, I flee to You to hide me.
Folks, the original in that says,
`I will veil myself in You.`
Now you think about it.
You see, our faith now cannot be based on emotion.
Our faith cannot be based on just the testimonies
of others who have been delivered.
They can`t be cliches.
They can`t be just a shout.
We have to have a foundation
for the faith that we`re going to need.
And this has to be laying hold of
God`s own claims of who He is.
This whole things starts out right here.
Oh, hear my prayer, Lord.
Hear my supplication.
In Your faithfulness, answer me
And in Your righteousness.
And here`s a challenge.
God, here`s the basis upon which I come to You.
Not what I`ve heard in the past about people,
but here`s what You told me You are.
You said that You are faithful.
That You are just.
That You are holy.
You cannot lie.
You can`t be God if You aren`t faithful.
You said You are long-suffering.
You said You`re the God of peace.
You said You`re the God of my strength
Now I`m coming to You.
I`m going to lift my hands to You.
I`m going to believe what You said about Yourself.
And I am coming on the merits of nothing I have done,
no righteousness of my own, but on the promise of God.
What You told me.
Remember the word unto Your servant
which You have caused me to hope in.
This is my comfort in affliction.
For You have now quickedned me.
How was he quickened
Lord, God, I have lifted my hands to You.
I have trusted You.
I have claimed Your promises.
You are who You said You are.
From now on, I`m going to veil myself in You.
I`m going to cut myself off from all confidence in the flesh,
or in people, or in anyone else.
I`m going to throw myself at Your mercy.
Your grace! Your power! Your glory!
And I`m veiling myself in Christ.
From a sermon/tribute video.
originally found at http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=39173&forum=34&2