19 May 2012


Your hearts will be full of joy, and that joy no one shall take from you

- Extracted from the holy Gospel according to John, Chapter 16:20-23


Jesus said to his disciples:


‘I tell you most solemnly, you will be weeping and wailing while the world will rejoice;


you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy.


A woman in childbirth suffers, because her time has come;


but when she has given birth to the child she forgets the suffering


in her joy that a man has been born into the world.


So it is with you: you are sad now, but I shall see you again,


and your hearts will be full of joy, and that joy no one shall take from you.


When that day comes, you will not ask me any questions.’

The Father loves you for loving Me and believing - Extracted from  John 16: 23-28


Jesus said to his disciples:


I tell you most solemnly, anything you ask from the Father,

he will grant in my name.


Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.

Ask and you will receive,

so that your joy will be complete.


I have been telling you all this in metaphors;

the hour is coming

when I shall no longer speak to you in metaphors,

but tell you about the Father in plain words.


When that day comes

you will ask in my name;

and I do not say that I shall pray to the Father for you.


Because the Father himself loves you for loving me

and believing that I came from God.


I came from the Father and have come into the world

and now I leave the world to go to the Father.’

19 May 2012

My thoughts are not your thoughts - Extracted from Isaiah 55: 6-9


Seek the Lord while he is still to be found, call to him while he is still near.


Let the wicked man abandon his way, the evil man his thoughts.


Let him turn back to the Lord who will take pity on him, to our God who is rich in forgiving; for My thoughts are not your thoughts, My ways not your ways - it is the Lord who speaks.


Yes, the heavens are as high above earth as My ways are above your ways, My thoughts above your thoughts.

              26 May 2012

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26 May 2012


Promises of Restoration - Extracted from Micah 2: 12-13


Yes, I am going to gather all Jacob together, I will gather the remnant of Israel,


bring them together like sheep in the fold; like a flock in its pasture they will fear no man.


He who walks at their head will lead the way in front of them;


He will walk at their head, they will pass through the gate and go out by it;


their King will go in front of them, Yahweh at their head.



The future reign of Yahweh in Zion - Extracted from Micah 4: 1-8


In the days to come the mountain of the Temple of Yahweh will be put on top of the mountains and be lifted higher than the hills.


The peoples will stream to it, nations without number will come to it; and they will say, ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the Temple of the God of Jacob so that he may teach us his ways and we may walk in his paths;  since from Zion the Law will go out, and the oracle of Yahweh from Jerusalem.’


He will wield authority over many peoples and arbitrate for mighty nations;  they will  hammer their swords into ploughshares, their spears into sickles.


Nation will not lift sword against nation, there will be no more training for war.


Each man will sit under his vine and his fig tree, with no one to trouble him.


The mouth of Yahweh Sabaoth has spoken it.


For all the peoples go forward, each in the name of its god; but we, we go forward in the name of Yahweh, our God, for ever and evermore.


The gathering of the scattered flock in Zion


That day - it is Yahweh who speaks -


I will finally gather in the lame, and bring together those that have been led astray and those that have suffered at my hand.


Out of the lame I will make a remnant, and out of the weary, a mighty nation.


Then will Yahweh reign over them on the mountain of Zion from now and for ever.


And you, Tower of the Flock, Ophel of the daughter of Zion, to you shall be given back your former sovereignty, and royal power over the House of Israel.