Finding the Sanctuary of God

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones (Isaiah 57: 15).

Many people think they find God by going out and doing good service, making wonderful things, or getting their name plastered in some conspicuous place.

But with finding God, it is just the opposite. And so God has confirmed this with the prophet Isaiah.

It’s a humbling attitude that finds God — separation to the holy one — whether from being in a car, in a boat on a lake, sitting on a sidewalk, or moreso in a quiet place in nature.

Where the soul is calm, the desires are gone, and lowliness that seeks nothing, does nothing, and even feels nothing.

Abstaining from personal desires to be with God’s Holy Spirit.

Each day should be dedicated to the Holy Spirit, because of a peace that transcends any worries or cares of the world, listening to the wisdom, strength, and good health by-products of the Holy Spirit.

Looking out at the waves of water this morning made me realize the peace of the Holy Spirit transcends anything on earth. Regardless of the events on earth, God is still God and in control of each of us, and wants good things for us.

Peace I leave with you, not as the world gives, said Jesus.

 

God and Catbird Defense: Weekly Devotion May 5, 2017

There’s a white pine tree in the yard where a mockingbird keeps a nest, and a big crow flew near it the other day.

The mockingbird took after the crow pecking from side to side; and the crow had no choice but to look for the cover of a tall loblolly pine over in the forest area.

And then the mockingbird headed back to its lookout station.

Being small like the mockingbird when defending itself against a larger opponent has its advantages, for maneuverability, quickness, and flight. It’s less of a target too.

Jesus was small in stature, and people tried to snatch at him, like the woman who touched his clothing (Luke 8: 43-48). And the Pharisees who accused Jesus of various transgressions (Matthew 15 & 23).

And Jesus snapped back at them.

God protects his own. The woman and the Pharisees got rebuked by Jesus.

But to respond defensively for the faith is critical when someone attacks, with or without purpose. They’ve gotten too close, without bringing a present, or presence of peace.

This happens everyday not only in society but in wars.

The mockingbird gave the crow something to consider when flying, and Christians should war off any provocation of their non-offensive faith practices.

 

Weekly Devotion 4/25/17: God’s Creation and Protection of Life

 

Consider God’s word and the safety provided wildlife.

The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir-trees are her house. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies. Psalms 104: 17-178

I thought of this on a partly cloudy day when a duck was leisurely paddling along a bay as though hurt or wounded with an alligator following close behind just waiting for the chance to nab the duck in his jaws.

The duck reached finally reached the safety of marsh grass — so the gator veered off to deeper water in search of easier forage.

Safe havens are necessary, not only for wildlife but for humans.

Consider that God will provide us safety when we petition him. The Psalmist was saved from death when he called on the Lord.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies (Psalms 18: 2-3).

An animal may foraging in open field to see advancing prey, holing up in a tree for defense, or roosting in the upper limbs of a tree for a night’s rest from ground crawling varmints.

But our safety comes from being in God’s spirit,who leads and guides us to safe places because he wants glory and witness.

There is no hope in man, but whoso puts their trust in the Lord will be saved.

©Klee2017

Weekly Devotion: 4/17/17; Vexations Explained

A man is wheeled out of a dentist’s office by an emergency medical technician because of a procedure obviously gone wrong.

A woman ascends a muddy shore mound reaching out to steady herself for the uphill steps — only for her foot to slip from the muddy bank and tumble straight back — landing on an oyster shell laden sandbar.

A fisherman has a bite on his line and reels up a squirming eel but can’t seem to get it off his line. So another man scurries over to grab the eel with his bare hand to work it off — until the captive eel wiggles and contracts — jerking the hooks into the man’s hand to cause puncture wounds and bleeding.

And I might add, the fish and crabs had stopped biting for an hour prior.

One might think these accidents were natural causes, but they are caused by manipulation of magnetic fields around us by artificial energy that is transversing the globe and causing untold accidents.

Jesus said vexations would occur, but they are explained vexations.

But they are vexations that can easily be eliminated by the discovery and ban of radiological weaponry, which is the biggest threat to mankind.

Consider our part in the world’s affairs to stop the proliferation of weaponry that is causing people to suffer.

The Lord wants faithful people to stand up for what is right: His law does not permit secret affliction of humanity, vexation of strangers, or robbing the poor.

May God have His way and provide discovery of radiological weaponry, elimination of mind control programs, and electronic surveillance.

©Klee2017

Weekly Devotion: 4/10/17; Conforming to God

It’s a good thing Jesus never conformed to being a model for someone else, or the officials, because then we wouldn’t have a Savior. He conformed to the image of God, who is holy, righteous, and pure.

But there were times that Jesus was pressured to join the world: socialize with the righteous, well-to-do, and the Pharisees.

Society still tries to fit people into certain programs, but people who know Christ are unique and employ gifts of the Holy Spirit that are productive for God’s sake and not man’s.

If you don’t know Christ, consider reading the Bible to find out how you can employ God’s gift through Christ.

Weekly Devotion: April 3; Prayer ofGrief

Too often prayer is thought of as something wonderful where petitions and thanks are given to God before something takes place.

But it’s the prayer of grief that has a special place with God – for He is near unto those people who have a contrite spirit and humble heart (Psalms 34: 18).

Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble; thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear: To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress (Psalms 10: 18).

Consider the grievous prayer of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1: 9-18, who was barren. Possibly she was even an alcoholic, in which Eli the priest accused her of being drunk when Hannah issued a prayer of grief. For she was in bitterness of soul and wept profusely, as she asked for a male child.

The prophet Jeremiah also prayed in grief, pleading with the Lord for help because he was being persecuted (Jeremiah 15: 15-18).

In the bottoming of the soul, there is despair, desolation, oppressiveness, hopelessness, loneliness; so the spirit cries out to God for help.

And then there’s a quietness as God listens and responds. And a patience to wait upon God’s actions and hope for something better.

God is our only hope sometimes. Though a friend may bring a meal, provide transportation, or lend money, true long lasting and free hope comes from God.

Before life becomes grievous, consider petitioning God in prayer for goodness each day. Set your heart on following the prayer and give thanks afterward as you experience God’s mercy and blessing and faithfulness.

The Christian Media: Everything but the Truth

They print stories of faith, church growth, politics, famous people, and revivals, but what they don’t print are the major issues facing American Christians today.

They won’t publish anything about people being micro-chipped covertly to carry out evil missions – as if this is some kind martian technology that only science fiction writers dream up.

You won’t hear anything about the biggest threat to mankind: radiological weaponry which is affecting nearly everyone on the planet.

As if walking out a church and repeating a song from the service is just as normal as watching a flying bird, when the adverse energies are affecting the human nervous system.

No, let’s keep quiet about this: we may lose part of the readership or congregation. We can still live in our cozy homes and be safe, and we can sit in the church pews and be safe.

And the 3-6 mark of the beast is just some scene in Revelation that doesn’t concern us, until you look at the numbers.

And no, we can’t figure out how Jericho was conquered.

And then one popular program, from Texas I believe, on The Truth Network radio hosted a preacher of a large church that said a lady’s fetish of wanting to be a baby happened because she’s rejecting the gospel!

Nothing could be farther from the truth. These incidents of irrational behavior are just that — programs modifying human behavior via adverse energy.

So why aren’t preachers preaching the truth?

Because the truth will subject their programs to persecution? So they marginalize the message of truth seeking mainly to provide sabbatical prose, religious rhetoric, and prayer concerns.

Fortunately God is still in control and accessible for the ordinary person. The scriptures provide truth.

But isn’t is a shame that truth is not being preached in many of the churches today, nor is it addressed in faith magazines, or hardly on the radio.

I would give credit to Decision Magazine this month of April, as there are articles of Christians standing up for their faith in court cases against abominable requests.

God word doesn’t encourage nor bless homosexuality.

 

Weekly Devotion 3/20/17: The Sprout and Jesus

There’s a sprout growing about 18” tall outside with small pointed ridged green yellow leaves reaching out above a thick cover of weedy foliage that tried to choke it out.

But the cluster couldn’t stop the thin sprout, which looks like the beginning of a pomegranate tree, from shooting through to the sunlight.

Consider oppressions in the world and people looking for fresh air and sunlight like the sprout to give them life. The hindrances can be oppressive but like the sprout, there’s a desire to grow and live.

But grow to where?

The pomegranate tree may get cut down, grow and fall over with a bite from an insect, dry up from heat, or get rooted up by an animal. But it may also spread its branches and root to flourish and bear fruit.

Man often takes similar paths, and it seems like only the strong survive, until the weak man Jesus came along and changed the world with meekness and humility.

Consider the man Jesus, who rose up through the crowds, spread the word of God over the land, and multiplied his believers with good works.

His words still hold truth today, and his presence intercedes on behalf of sinners to give them a new life.

The pomegranate tree may get rooted up, but it will feed another area of life such as Jesus who died on the cross and arose into heaven to give hope for the people.

©KLee2017

Weekly Devotion: 3/14/17 Snow and God’s Word

It hardly ever snows in this coastal community, but it did this past weekend as ocean winds met cold air arriving from the north.

But the dry earth didn’t reject the snow.

And neither should we reject God’s word from heaven.

Consider the writing of the prophet Isaiah:

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not there, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater, So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void . . . (Isaiah 55: 10-11).

The snow nourishes the ground and causes plants to flourish with the sunshine, and we can encourage one another with God’s word to produce good works.

 

Consider picking up a Bible and reading it when you  have time to see how God would handle a matter. It may be that God has a better way.

Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live (Deuteronomy 8: 3).

 

©Klee2017

 

Weekly Devotion 3/7/17: Pattern of God?

The world is full of patterns: there are patterns fro sewing cloth, building homes, making crafts, and even transportation vehicles.

Bu there is no pattern for God, as much as man would like to make one.

Oh, there is a pattern for the ark for the covenant — the “tabernacle” — but it was uniquely made with natural materials – and not exactly like a habitable tent or tabernacle (Exodus 25).

God doesn’t duplicate. I can’t remember where that’s at in scripture, but it’s there.

And don’t even think about making an image of God! (Exodus 20: 4; Leviticus 26: 1).

Now man has tried to make images of God through the use of aluminum based chem-trails in the air, plasma beams, and only the devil knows what else, but there isn’t but one image of God – the mystery of God – reserved to the day of perdition.

While following the pattern of man seems somewhat productive, a person never creatively works for God as such.

Even the Apostle Paul tried to categorize and pattern vocations (1 Corinthians 12: 28); however he noted that love is the best of them all.

But every one created and called by God is not by a pattern — but created by the spirit, which has no bounds.

The whole purpose for building the ark of the covenant was for God to meet the people there for offerings and worship.

But many tabernacles today are polluted. They are few if any made by natural materials. I actually built a stone wall around one church sign that was all natural material.

Consider the discernment about the pattern to worship God in the New Testament:

It was therefore, necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these [sanctified offerings and materials for the tabernacle], but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us (Hebrews 9: 23-24).

Thank you Jesus!

If you don’t know God and are looking for him in pattern, he won’t be there, but look in the heavens, in deep humility, and open the spiritual door for him to come in and be your savior.