For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather

Saturday, July 28, 2012

"That's My King!" Who Alone Fearfully And Wonderfully Rules Over Mother Nature!

He's the ultimate storm chaser and the ultimate storm crusher all at the same time!
He brought mother nature into this world, and He can take her out!
She always obeys His every command instantly, happily, and without talking back!
She shuts up, puts up, and hushes up at His every direction or correction!
He can tell all the 343 quintillion gallons of water in the oceans of this world to do exactly what He wants, when He wants, and how He wants!
The wind and the seas obey Him!
No destructive, demolishing tornado is outside of His control!
Every hurricane twists just as He pleases, when He pleases, where He pleases, and for as long as He pleases!
Every Tsunami must get His permission to form, grow, and strike land just as He sees fit!
Earthquakes can't break, quake, awake, or take unless He allows the earth to shake, and it's all for His own name's sake!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

He revealed His glorious rule over nature to His disciples in that little boat on the Sea of Galilee!
He made the water that floats the boat!
He created the trees for the wood that was used to make the boat!
He made the water that formed the storm clouds!
He made the air that caused the storm to blow in over the sea!
He controlled the high and low pressures that made the wind that caused the waves like sea billows to role!
He was at peace in the boat because He rules the world, even when He's fast asleep on the cushion unfurled!
Boats don't sink, crash, or collide unless He decides, and that may happen as He guides just to break your pride!
He stood up and cried:  “Peace!  Be still!” and proved that mother nature truly has no free will!
He made the sea as calm as glass and made the wind die down at last!
He turned the great storm into a great calm, and this God alone can do according to the Psalm!
Only God rules the raging sea and so Jesus' identity is key!
He's God in the boat, and He's the only reason they're still afloat!

That's my King!

God in the boat is a frightening thing, especially if He's not your King!
My King hates sin, and if you don't know Him, you'll wish your life on earth had never been!
But there's hope for you if you see your sin!
My King in the boat Who calmed the storm, He allowed Himself to be consumed by a storm of another form!
On the cross the storm of God's wrath swallowed Him whole, so that by grace through faith He can save your soul!
But God raised Him from the dead just as He always said!
So that the greatest fears of life you no longer have to dread!
His death caused an earthquake that shook the earth!
His resurrection brought the wind of the Spirit Who gives new birth!
Lightning and hail, snow and clouds, and stormy winds all carry out His perfect, sovereign will!
Take refuge in Him and all your greatest hopes and dreams, desires and longings He'll fulfill!
One day soon He'll return to calm all storms so that Christ we might adore!
And find in Him fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

"That's My King!" Who's The Mustard Seed Of Mustard Seeds Out Growing All The Plants Of The Earth!

He started out small, but He ended up larger than life!
You can't out grow Him, and you can't grow without Him!
The sidewalk of your stubborn heart can't stop Him from growing up and bearing fruit!
There's no weed killer that can make His unconquerable branches wither and die!
You can't stop His growth, stunt His growth, or cement over His growth because He's sown, supported, strengthened, and satisfied by the Supreme Sovereign Savior of the world!
He doesn't need soil!
He doesn't need fertilizer!
He doesn't need water!
And He doesn't need the sun because He's a light all to Himself!
He was smaller than small, but now He's bigger than big!
He's bigger than the biggest reality you could ever imagine and then some!

That's my King!  I wonder if He's the biggest treasure in your heart today?!

His beginnings were small and secluded, little and limited, but don't despise the day of small things!
He was born of a virgin accused of immorality, but don't despise the day of small things!
His parents were young, inexperienced, poor, and unheard of, but don't despise the day of small things!
He was born and laid in the feeding trough of unclean animals, but don't despise the day of small things!
He was born as a little baby, in a little country, to a little family, in a little empire, on a little planet, in a little solar system, in a little galaxy, in a little universe compared to the utter bigness of what He always has been and what He always will be!  Don't despise the day of small things!
He lived an obscure, unknown life for thirty years and publicly taught for only three years, but don't despise the day of small things!
He had no form or majesty that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him, but don't despise the day of small things!
While ministering with His disciples He had no place to lay His head, but don't despise the day of small things!
He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, but don't despise the day of small things!
His disciples never seemed to understand what He was teaching, but don't despise the day of small things!
He came into Jerusalem, humble and riding on a donkey, but don't despise the day of small things!
His disciples all forsook Him in His greatest time of need, but don't despise the day of small things!
He was falsely accused, spit upon, beaten, ridiculed, stripped down naked and hung on a cross to die the worst death in the history of this world, but don't despise the day of small things!
On that cross He satisfied the wrath of God in His own body on the tree, and as the Lamb of God He took away the sin of the world!  So don't despise the day of small things!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

He didn't stay dead and that's where all His smallness began to get real big!
He rose up from the dead and conquered all the biggest enemies of God and the human race forever!
His bigness conquered Satan in stunning superiority!
His bigness triumphed over sin by opening a cleansing fountain filled with blood!
His bigness won the victory over death so that we may live forever and live to die no more!
Now He's bigger than life, more precious than life, the only One Who can give life, and the only One Who makes life worth living!
The book written all about Him, the Bible, is the best-selling book of all time!
His few, cowardly, denying, slow-to-understand disciples have grown in numbers to compose one of the largest religions on the planet!
His disciples continue to grow and increase with people from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation as they repent and believe in Him and learn to obey all He's commanded!
His Kingdom can't be stopped, it won't be stopped, and the more people try to stop it by all manner of opposition, violence, and death the more it will grow and grow back stronger!
It will continue to grow until all of God's and our enemies are placed under His feet, all His chosen, blood-bought people are saved, and He returns to create a new heavens and a new earth where holiness, righteousness, beauty, glory, and goodness will flourish forever and ever!
For all His followers He must be, will be, and cannot help but be their biggest joy, treasure, and pleasure, and their greatest hope, love, and delight in all the universe!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Monday, July 16, 2012

"That's My King!" Who's The Lion And The Lamb All At The Same Time!

He's the Lion of the tribe of Judah Who roars and all the rulers of the world hush silent!
And at the same time He's the Lamb slain for the sins of the whole world!
There is in Him an admirable conjunction of diverse excellencies like no other being this world has ever seen!
He excels in strength and majesty, and also in meekness and patience!
In Him do meet together infinite highness and infinite condescension!
He's God Himself!
He's infinitely great and high above all!
He's higher than all the kings of the earth!
He's higher than the heavens, and higher than the highest angels of heaven!
He's so great that all men, kings, potentates, princes,and presidents are as worms of the dust before Him!
Before Him all nations are as drops in a bucket!
The angels themselves are as nothing before Him!
He's so high that He's infinitely above any need of His creatures!
He's the Creator and great Possessor of heaven and earth!
He's sovereign Lord of all!
He rules over the whole universe and does whatever He pleases!
His knowledge is without bound!
His wisdom is perfect!
His power is infinite and none can resist Him!
His riches are immense and inexhaustible!
His majesty is infinitely amazing!

That's my King!  I wonder if you know Him today?!

And yet He's One of infinite condescension!
He takes notice of the lowest of the low and cares for them with the most tender love!
He condescends to help the poorest creatures of this universe!
He loves the despised!
He accepts the rejected!
He takes notice of beggars!
He cares for the little children that no one else wants to touch!
He condescends to take gracious, merciful notice of the most unworthy, sinful creatures who deserve nothing good but only deserve suffering and hell!
He condescends to become the friend of sinners!
He becomes the companion of the wicked and unites His soul to the ungodly in spiritual marriage!
He became like one of us so that He could become one with us!
He exposed Himself to shame and spitting!
He endured the most horrific death that has ever crossed the horizon of this world!
He humbled Himself like no other has ever humbled himself in the history of this world!
And He did all this for sinners like you and me - the low, the despicable, the unworthy!

That's my King!

In Him do meet together infinite justice and infinite grace!
He's infinitely holy and just!
He hates sin like no other!
He'll execute punishment for all sin!
He's the Judge of all the world!
He's the infinitely just Judge over all!
He won't at all acquit the wicked or by any means clear the guilty!
Yet He's infinitely gracious and merciful at the same time!
His justice is so strict with respect to all sin, and every breach of the law!
Yet He has grace sufficient for every sinner - even the chief of sinners!
He can bestow the greatest good upon the greatest of sinners!
He does good to sinners!
He works all things for good on behalf of sinners!
He suffered for sinners!
He suffered the most extreme death for sinners!
He suffered the infinite wrath of God on the cross so that sinners might be saved!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

In Him do meet together infinite glory and lowest humility!
Infinite glory, and the virtue of humility, meet in no other person but Christ!
He's both fully God and fully man!
He must be honored just as the Father is honored!
He must be worshiped, adored, and bowed down to!
Yet He's the lowest of all in humility at the same time!
He's the humblest of the humble!
He was perfectly content with His lowly outward circumstances!
He lived in poverty, born into a poor family, born in the feeding trough of a cow!
He washed His disciples' feet!
He took the form of a servant!
He humbled Himself to the point of death, even death on that cross!

That's my King!

In Him do meet together infinite majesty and transcendent meekness!
These meet together in no other person but Christ!
Being both God and man, He possesses infinite majesty and superlative meekness!
He's mighty, riding on the heavens and His excellency on the sky!
He's awesome out of His holy places!
He's mightier than the noise of many waters, yes, than the mighty waves of the sea: before whom a fire goes, and burns up His enemies round about!
At His presence the earth quakes, and the hills melt!
He sits on the circle of the earth, and all the inhabitants of the earth are as grasshoppers!
He rebukes the sea and makes it dry and dries up the rivers!
His eyes are as a flame of fire!
From His presence and from the glory of His power the wicked shall be punished with everlasting destruction!
He's the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords!
He has heaven for His throne and the earth for His footstool!
He's the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and of His dominion there is no end!
And yet He was also the most marvelous instance of meekness and humble quietness of spirit that ever was or ever will be!
He's the King that came, meek, and sitting on a donkey!
He's meek and lowly in heart!
There never was such an example of meek behavior seen on earth in the face of all manner of torments, reproaches, and evils!
He loved His enemies!
When He was reviled He reviled not in return!
He had the most wonderful spirit of forgiveness!
He prayed for His enemies with fervent, effectual prayers!
Against His mocking enemies He opened not His mouth but went as a lamb to the slaughter!
He's the Lion in majesty and the Lamb in meekness!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

In Him do meet together the deepest reverence toward God and equality with God!
He always appeared full of holy reverence toward the Father!
He paid the most reverential worship to Him, praying to Him with postures of reverence!
His person was in all respects equal to the person of the Father!
God the Father has no attribute or perfection that the Son has not, in equal degree, and equal in glory!
These things do meet in no other person but Jesus Christ!
There are conjoined in Him infinite worthiness of good, and the greatest patience under sufferings of evil!
He was perfectly innocent and deserved no suffering!
He deserved nothing from God by any guilt of His own, and He deserved no bad from any man!
He was not only harmless and undeserving of suffering, but He was infinitely worthy - worthy of the infinite love of the Father, worthy of infinite and eternal happiness, and infinitely worthy of all possible esteem, love, and service from all men!
And yet He was perfectly patient under the greatest sufferings that ever were endured in this world!
He endured the cross, despising the shame!
He suffered not from His Father for His faults, but for our faults!
He suffered from men not for His faults but for those things on account of which He was infinitely worthy of their love and honor, which made His patience the more wonderful and the more glorious!
He did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth:  Who when He was reviled, reviled not in return, when He suffered, He threatened not, but committed Himself to Him that judges righteously:  Who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we being dead to sin, should live unto righteousness:  by whose stripes you have been healed!
There is no such conjunction of innocence, worthiness, and patience under sufferings, as in the person of Christ!

That's my King!

In Him are conjoined an exceeding spirit of obedience with supreme dominion over heaven and earth!
Christ is the Lord of all things in two respects:  He is God-man and Mediator!
His dominion is appointed and given Him of the Father!
But He's Lord of all things in another respect, namely, as He is God; and so He is by natural right the Lord of all and supreme over all as much as the Father!
He has dominion over the world, not by delegation, but in His own right!
He's not under God but to all intents and purposes supreme God!
And yet in the same Person is found the greatest spirit of obedience to the commands and laws of God that ever was in the universe!
As the Father gave Him commandment, even so He did!
He kept His Father's commandments and dwelt in His love!
Never has anyone received commands from God of such difficulty, and that were so great a trial of obedience, as Jesus Christ!
And He was thoroughly obedient in all of these commands of God!
Never was there such an instance of obedience in man or angel as this, though He was at the same time supreme Lord of both angels and men!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

In Him are conjoined absolute sovereignty and perfect submission!
This is another unparalleled conjunction!
Christ, as He is God, is the absolute sovereign of the world, the sovereign disposer of all events! The decrees of God are all His sovereign decrees!
The work of creation and all God's works of providence are His sovereign works!
It's He Who works all things according to the counsel of His own will!
By Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things!
But yet Christ was the most wonderful instance of submission that has ever appeared in the world!
He was absolutely and perfectly submissive when He had a near and immediate prospect of His terrible sufferings and the dreadful cup that He was to drink!
The idea and expectation of this made His soul exceeding sorrowful even unto death and put Him into such an agony that His sweat was as it were great drops or clots of blood, falling down to the ground!
But in such circumstances He was wholly submissive to the will of God!
In Him do meet together self-sufficiency and an entire trust and reliance on God!
He's the divine person, self-sufficient and standing in need of nothing!
All creatures are dependent on Him!
He's dependent on none, but is absolutely independent!
His proceeding from the Father, in His eternal generation, argues no proper dependence on the will of the Father; for that proceeding was natural and necessary!
But yet He entirely trusted in God!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Contents taken from Jonathan Edwards' sermon:  “The Admirable Conjunction of Diverse Excellencies in Christ Jesus”

Saturday, July 14, 2012

"That's My King!" Whose Kingdom Will Triumph All By Itself Even When You're Asleep!

He's the God Who does some of His greatest works in the universe while men are asleep!
He created Adam's bride while he was asleep, and she, like all faithful brides, points to the most beautiful, multiethnic, blood bought bride of Christ!
While Abram was asleep, God made a covenant with him, and promised to slaughter Himself if the covenant should not come to pass.  
And He did slaughter Himself on that cross where all of the covenant curses Israel and we deserve fell upon Him!
While Jacob was asleep, God confirmed His covenant promises to him and showed him a ladder going up to heaven!
My King Jesus is the ladder to heaven – He's the only way we can ever enter paradise – the way, the truth, and the life!
When He revealed His glory on the mount of transfiguration, Peter and the others where falling asleep – but boy did they wake up when Jesus' brightness shown like the sun!
In one of His greatest times of distress and need in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus' own disciples fell asleep while He wrestled with His Father in prayer over the greatest event that has ever occurred in the history of this world!
While Peter was sleeping, the Lord God broke Him out of jail so that he could continue preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified to the whole wide world!

That's my King!  I wonder if you're awake enough to know Him today?!

He always keeps His people and will never sleep nor slumber!
When He slept as a baby in the manger He still upheld the universe by the Word of His power!
He slept in the boat during the great storm because He's always got everything all under control!
He gives sleep to His beloved because He can handle all their fears, cares, and worries all by Himself!
Unless He's working in whatever you're doing, you're doing it in vain, you're awake in vain, you're sleeping in vain, and all of life is vanity, vanity says the Preacher!
He arises and awakens justice for His people, and since He is for us, no one can successfully be against us!
Because of His life, death, and resurrection when He returns for us we'll awake from the dead, behold His face in righteousness, and be eternally satisfied with His likeness!
He can accomplish everything in the universe that should, would, or could happen for good while you're in your bed terrified about what's happening in the hood!
He's the greatest lover of all lovers, Who excites you so much that sometimes you can't sleep at night, and even if you do sleep, your heart stays awake meditating on His love and glorious beauty that's out of sight!
He moves your heart to spontaneously awake and sing for joy!

That's my King!

He made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, and He does not live in temples made by man, nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything!
He can accomplish all His magnificent purposes in this universe all by Himself!
He's totally self-sufficient, self-sustaining, self-reigning, and God all by Himself!
He's absolute!
He's independent!
He's self-determining!
He's self-governing! 
He's self-reliant! 
He's self-ruling!
He's self-supporting!
He's sovereign!
He's unaided!
He's got no needs!
He's unconstrained!
He's uncontrollable! 
He doesn't need us!
But He loves us and chooses to use us to accomplish His perfect plan for this world!
God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through Him Who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with Him!
He constantly stirs up and awakens more love in us for both Himself and others because this always pleases Him!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Jesus Christ Is Everything!

Charles Spurgeon said:
. . . to a poor hungry sinner, Jesus Christ is everything. 
He is a home for his [homelessness];
[clothes] for his nakedness;
food for his hunger;
light for his darkness;
liberty for his bondage;
joy for his despair.
He is his Heaven upon earth and his Heaven in Heaven!  
Dear Friends, this is the way to hear the Gospel – with a great craving hunger of soul, for as much as you really want, that you shall have. If you bring a great measure of need to the sanctuary, the Truth of God shall be measured out to you so as to fill it!  Your utmost desires shall be exceeded, for God is able to do for us exceeding abundantly above what we ask or even think!

Friday, July 6, 2012

"That's My King!" Who's The Brightest Light That Shines Like No Other!

He's the Light of lights, the Lamp of lamps, and the Shining Star of the ages!
He's the light that followed Israel in the pillar of fire by night during their sojourn in the wilderness!
When He was born a star hovered over Him, nations came to His light, and kings were attracted to the brightness of His rising!
He poured Himself out for the hungry and satisfied the desire of the afflicted so that His light rose in the darkness and the gloom of the world was made as the noonday!
When He was transfigured His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became white as light!
His second coming will be like lightning flashing and will light up the sky from one side to the other!
At His second coming He'll bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart!
He's the radiance of the glory of God!
He's more radiant than the rarest, most resplendent of jewels – more than the finest of diamonds clear as crystal!
Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed!
His radiance causes the human heart to thrill and exult because His bright beauty is without comparison!
He's the beloved One Who looks down like the dawn, more beautiful than the moon, brighter than the sun, and more majestic than all the stars in procession!

That's my King!  I wonder if He's shined in your heart today?!

He's the bright light of heaven!
He's the bright and morning Star!
He's a light for revelation to the Gentiles!
He's the light that gives life to men!
He's the light that the darkness cannot overcome!
He's the undarkenable light!
He's the light of the world!
He's the true light that enlightens everyone!
In His face we see the light of the knowledge of the glory of God!
When His face shines on you, He saves you by His steadfast love and mercy!
Because He's the Light Who has come into the world we too can arise and shine because the glory of the LORD has risen upon us!

That's my King!

We who walked in darkness have seen Him as our great light!
We who dwelt in a land of deep darkness have had His light shine upon us!
He's the wisest of the wise, so He shines brighter than the brightness of the shining sky above!
He's the light of life, the light of glory, and the light of my salvation and my stronghold, of whom shall I be afraid?!
When we fall, we'll arise; when we sit in darkness, He'll be a light to us because He shed His own blood to cleanse us from our sins!
He's the tender mercy of our God!
He's the sunrise Who's visited us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace!
He's the Sun of righteousness Who rises with healing in it wings!
He came into the world as light, so that whoever believes in Him shall not remain in darkness!
He abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

He was overcome by darkness on that cross where He endured the wrath of God for the sins of all those who would ever repent and believe in Him!
His unquenchable light swallowed up, spit out, and servantified all darkness when He rose up from the grave!
Now He even works every darkness for good in the lives of all His children of the light!
If He shines on you, then you can awake and live and arise from the dead!
By faith and obedience to Him, we let our lights shine before others, so they might see our good works and give glory to our Father in heaven!
We are righteous in Him and walk righteously before Him so that we'll shine like the sun in the kingdom of our Father!
He's the everlasting Lamp and Light of the new heavens and the new earth!
And the everlasting Lamp and the Light of the new heavens and new earth is the LORD God!
Then and there He shall be your everlasting light and your days of sadness, sin, crying, and pain shall be banished forevermore!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Monday, July 2, 2012

"That's My King!" Who Gives Freedom Like No Other!

He's freedom come in the flesh!
He's the freest of all beings in the universe!
He's the freest of the free!
He's the free gift of heaven!
He's the free gift of God!
He's the free gift of grace!
He's the free gift of righteousness!
He's the free gift of holiness!
He's the free gift of redemption!
He's the free gift of glory!
He sought freedom!
He bought freedom!
He brought freedom!
He wrought freedom!
He fought for freedom!
He won this freedom when He died on that cross and rose up from the grave!
He freed Himself from the chains of death and conquered sin, death, and Satan so that all those who repent and believe in Him might be saved!

That's my King!  I wonder if you have freedom in Him today?!

He's the Son Who sets us free so that we might be free indeed!
He frees from sin!
He frees from hell!
He frees from death!
He frees from boredom!
He frees from cares!
He frees from worries!
He frees from fear!
He frees from bondage!
He frees from slavery!
He frees from all idolatry!
He sets us free from the love of money!
He frees from adultery, fornication, pornography, and all sexual immorality!
He frees from lying, stealing, rebellion, murder, and all coveting!
He frees from lovelessness, hypocrisy, selfishness, and all sin which is God-murder!
He frees from the wrath of God!
He loves us, and He freed us from our sins by His blood!

That's my King!

He frees from all false religions that lead to hell – Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Budhism, and all the other "isms" in this world!
He sets us free from the law of sin and death so that we might be married to Him in wedded bliss forever!
He frees from all addictions, afflictions, and contradictions!
He frees from all pain, sorrow, and tears!
He frees us from the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things!
He frees us from the deepest longings of our hearts because He satisfies them all with Himself!
For freedom He has set us free!
He ushered in the new creation and will finally set it free from its bondage to decay so that it might obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God!
He's the Lord Who is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom indeed!
He's the Brave-Heart of Brave-Hearts and the Mercy-Heart of Mercy-Hearts so that in Him we can cry freedom and mercy all at the same time!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

He frees from disabilities!
He frees from barrenness!
He frees from cancer!
He frees from heart disease!
He frees from leprosy!
He frees from old age!
He frees you from everything you don't want, wish you never had, and never want to remember!
He frees you from your past, present, and future that you long to be erased from your memory forever!
He frees you to enjoy Him as the greatest treasure of your life forever!
He frees you to delight in Him above all things!
He frees you to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever!
He frees you to love His law and commandments more than thousands of pieces of gold and silver!
He frees you to deny yourself, pick up your cross daily, and follow Him!
He frees you to hate everything you most cherish in this life compared to the love you have for Him!
He frees you to love with an incomprehensible love the most lovely object that has ever crossed the horizon of this world!

That's my King!

He can let freedom ring from the brothels in Thailand and India!
He can let freedom ring in the hearts of drug addicts and dealers in the inner cities of America!
He can let  freedom ring in the hearts of the 143 million orphans in this world!
He can let freedom ring in the hearts of the 18,000 children who starve to death each day!
He can let freedom ring in the hearts of the thousands of fathers and mothers who weep over their starved children daily!
He can let freedom ring in the hearts of the 27 million people enslaved around the world today!
He can let freedom ring among all pimps, slave owners, and sex offenders!
He can let freedom to ring in the hearts of the vilest of the vile!
He can let freedom ring in the hearts of racist Klansmen in Mississippi!
He can let freedom ring in the hardest hearted Al-Qaeda terrorist!
He can let freedom ring from the most unbeatable, unbreakable, unrelenting, addictive habitual sin ever experienced in this universe!
He can let freedom ring in the hearts of church goers who are so proud, cold, and dead that He warns them He'll vomit them out of His mouth!
He can let freedom ring in the pastor who's more proud of his poetry about Christ than He is of Christ Himself!
He can let freedom ring in the 7,000 unreached people groups in this world who have never heard His name!

That's my King!  Will you go and tell them about our King today?!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

"That's My King!" Who Is Heaven Itself!

He's not abrasive or irritating!
He's not agitating or hurtful!
He's not harmful or hateful!
He's not upsetting or unkind!
He's not sad, bad, or mad!
He's not harsh, impatient, ungrateful, or unworthy!
He's not weak or sick or broken or foolish!
Nothing in Him is deformed, degenerate, depraved, or disgusting!
He's not polluted, pathetic, poor, or putrid!
He's not dark, dismal, dismaying, or degrading!
Nothing in Him is blameworthy, blemished, blasphemous, or blighted!
He's not faulty, faithless, frail, or fading!
He's not grotesque or grievous, hideous, or insidious!
He's not illicit or illegal, lascivious or lustful!
He's not marred or mutilated, misaligned or misinformed!
He's not nasty or naughty, offensive or odious!
Nothing in Him is rancid or rude, soiled or spoiled, tawdry or tainted, tasteless or tempting!
He's not vile or vicious, wasteful or wanton!
He's none of it!
And He's none of it so that hell deserving sinners, like you and me, can enjoy Him forever!

That's my King!  I wonder if you know Him today?!

He's the glory heaven!
He's the grandeur of heaven!
He's the beauty of heaven!
He's the brightness of heaven!
He's the purity of heaven!
He's the perfection of heaven!
He's the splendor of heaven!
He's the satisfaction of heaven!
He's the sweetness of heaven!
He's the salvation of heaven!
He's the majesty of heaven!
He's the adorability of heaven!
He's the affection of heaven!
He's the brilliance of heaven!
He's the bounty of heaven!
He's the delight of heaven!
He's the deliciousness of heaven!

That's my King!

He's the delectableness of heaven!
He's the dazzle of heaven!
He's the elegance of heaven!
He's the excitement of heaven!
He's the fascination of heaven!
He's the fruitfulness of heaven!
He's the grandness of heaven!
He's the graciousness of heaven!
He's the goodness of heaven!
He's the happiness of heaven!
He's the holiness of heaven!
He's the health of heaven!
He's the wholeness of heaven!
He's the joy of heaven!
He's the jubilance of heaven!
He's the loveliness of heaven!
He's the lusciousness of heaven!

That's my King!  Do you know Him?!

He's the majesty of heaven!
He's the marvel of heaven!
He's the opulence of heaven!
He's the overwhelmingness of heaven!
He's the radiance of the heaven!
He's the resplendence of heaven!
He's the splendidness of heaven!
He's the sublimeness of heaven!
He's the sweetness of heaven!
He's the savor of heaven!
He's the tenderness of heaven!
He's the tastefulness of heaven!
He's the unity of heaven!
He's euphoria of heaven!
He's the ecstasy of heaven!
He's all this and more – He's the the Lamb of God Who takes away the sin of the world!

That's my King!  That's my King!

Content taken from Sam Storms, "Joy's Eternal Increase: Edwards On The Beauty Of Heaven," 2003 Desiring God National Conference