John 12 and Psalm 12By: 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) PRAYERHoly and Beloved Father,Thou hast granted me special placement in Thy kingdom.Thou hast procured me with a position in the heavenlies that no man nor power can conquer, subdue, or remove from me.Thou hast delivered my soul from death and preserved me for the appointment and fulfillment of Thy daily and eternal promises.I thank Thee for the unconditional witness of Thy word and presence and I rely on them entirely for my preservation and for Thy glorious name's sake.Amen.-------2) TODAY'S READ:John 12 and Psalm 12The "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 12 ---> John 12 ---> Psalm 12-------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 words of the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times."Psalm 12:6"I am come a light into the world that whosoever believeth on Me should not abide in darkness."John 12:46"The words of the Lord are pure words; as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times."Psalm 12:6--------Additional Threads:Psalm 12:6 ---> Joshua 21:43-45John 12:46 ---> Luke 2:25-38Psalm 12:6 ---> Psalm 119------Today's Rhema stirs three provoking thoughts:1) Witness, through all of the Scripture, the prevalance of evil ongoing on this earth and in our lives.Read today's Psalm and today's chapter in John and note the way "Truth" situates itself in the midst of darkness and the more stands out because of it.God's glory and His word cannot be snuffed out.We must appropriate the truth as it is revealed to us and stay near the One who gave His life for us and His truth to us.2) The more centered and focused we become on the presence of God; the more peace we will experience. Internal peace will always outweigh and overpower the external and difficult conflicts and hardships we face.Christ has positioned Himself at the believer's core and we shall not be moved from Him.We are wise to remain strong in the word and stand in His grace.3) The fear of man, as observed and manifest in God's word, may prove the strongest foe we will ever do battle with.Satan attempts, in a host of ways, to penalize, mock, and unrelentingly undermine the word and veracity of God.Apart from the Spirit of Christ, the truth of Christ, and the activity of Christ at work in our lives, we are by nature self-preservationists and we shall die as such without His blood intoxicating us and overpowering us.It is Christ who emboldens us.Christ who saves us.Christ who delivers us.The body and the blood of Christ is man's only guarantee, certainty, and true deliverance on this earth.In proclamation, declaration and with the force of His blood moving through us,We become individuals emptied of ourselves, filled with Christ, and emboldened for service to Him.To God be all glory.Amen.-----
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