JOHN 5 and PSALM 5By: 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) PRAYERWise and Giving Father,Grant that my soul might experience a deep reserve of wisdom for this day.Grant a "ready" impartation of conduct and conversation in service and to the edification of another.Grant me a peace that passes understanding and a knowledge that exceeds my own knowing.Take thy holy, sacred word and let it breathe on me ... and through me."If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given to him."James 1:5Amen.-----2) TODAY'S READ:John 5 and Psalm 5The "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 try for yourself.Psalm 5 ---> John 5 ---> Psalm 5------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:"But let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice; let them ever shout for joy because Thou defendest them; let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee. For Thou Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt Thou compass him as with a shield."Psalm 5:11-12"How can ye believe which receive honor of one another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only?"John 5:44"But let all those that put their trust in Thee rejoice; let them ever shout for joy because Thou defendest them; let them also that love Thy name be joyful in Thee. For Thou Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favor wilt Thou compass him as with a shield."Psalm 5:11-12------Additional Threads:Psalm 5:11-12 ---> Isaiah 54:17John 5:44 ---> Isaiah 2:22Psalm 5:11-12 ---> Isaiah 33:14-17------Today's Rhema leads me to such thoughts:1) Safety, deliverance, and defense are procured by the Lord and preserved for His child. It is my confidence in His defense which leads me to an unalterable state of peace, joy, and rest within and with Him.2) Christ's healing of an invalid on the Sabbath ushered in a strange and angry response from the religious community. Christ deals lovingly with the broken and needy and He deals harshly with the religiously condemning. Men who honor men shall come to an end but all who trust in the Lord shall be kept safe. It is Christ's work to defend His own and it is word that prevails upon "His" own with power and authority.3) The beauty and wonder of the refuge afforded me in Christ is worthy of worship to my Christ. I shall exalt and praise the name of the Lord and bear ready witness to His faithfulness upon and within my life."He shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty; they shall behold a land that is very far off."Isaiah 33:16-17Even so, I see Him now ...Lord Jesus come.-----
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