John 9 and Psalm 9By: Darrelyn L. TuttThe word "Rhema" is a special and uncommon word reserved for a special utterance. How beautifully it attaches itself to our Savior's words, who gives us life-giving Rhema words daily, hourly, and moment by moment.We weave our "three strand" study format into our communion with Christ in order to become empowered, engaged, and employed for His service.1) PRAYEREnlightening Father,Put clay on "my" eyes that I might see;As Thou did for the blind man, do for me.Let me wash in the cleansing waters pure,And forever let Thy faithfulness endure."When He had thus spoken, He spat on the ground, and made clay and spittle, and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with clay."John 9:9Amen.------TODAY'S READ:John 9 and Psalm 9The "Oreo" practice of situating the creamy white of the Gospel into the blessed wafers of the Psalm is deliciously addictive and habit forming.Taste and see for yourself.Psalm 9 ---> John 9 ---> Psalm 9------3) RECORDSelect one truth from each of the chapters and record them together. Ask the Holy Spirit to weave additional passages of His word into you while you're reading and enjoy an intimately expanding thread of fellowship as He leads you.This is a pleasurable and meaningful practice of intimacy between one's soul and God ... and profoundly personal.Here's the beginning of my thread:"The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee."Psalm 9:9-10"He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam and and wash; and I went and washed, and I received sight."John 9:11"The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppreseed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee."Psalm 9:9-10-------Additional Threads:Psalm 9:9-10 ---> Nahum 1:7John 9:11 ---> 2 Kings 5:10-14Psalm 9:9-10 ---> Isaiah 4:4-6------Today's Rhema leads to three provoking thoughts:1) The Lord has secured a place of refuge for His child;In His care and in His keep all is well.None can steal, rob, nor destroy what He alone has hold of. We must stay near to the Father and entrust the keeping of our souls to Him.2) The religious Pharisees were angry at the miraculous display of God's glory made manifest in their midst.-They were jealous of God's power and authority.-Jealous of His providences and timing.-Angered by their inability to control His movements and miracles.Hmmm ...Religious men want God in a box.Religious men add weights and burdens to men (Matthew 23:3-4), but their efforts will prove inneffective and powerless in the end, and God shall hold them in contempt and they shall be judged.God is glorified when blind eyes receive sight,When sinful souls are made right,When darkness is cast out by Light.Rejoice and be glad ... for glorious sight!3) Darkness and light are at enmity one with another,And there will always be a separation and great divide between the two.Ultimately dark and light are like oil and water;They are both liquids but they were not made to mix.God promises to provide for His children in the separation process.All have eyes ... but not all are given sight;Division will happen between darkness and light.God promises to protect "His" own by His presence.He promises to be a cloud and smoke by day; a fire by night;And a sure defense for His child.He promises to bring shade for heat;He promises to be a refuge and covert from storm and rain.He pledges and promises His covenant of protection,His canopy of grace,Over all who believe.Blessed be the name of our God,And blessed be the child who is given eyes to see such glory and goodness.Amen.------
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