The Lord Is My ProviderWritten by Walter Kambulow
The Lord Is My Provider The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul; He leads me in paths of righteousness For His name's sake. Psalm 23:1-3 Bless LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like eagle's. Psalm 103:1-5 For those who trust in LORD He is all sufficient One, including their provider and healer. In Psalm 23 we find seven names of God: 1.JEHOVAH-RA 2.JEHOVAH-JIREH 3.JEHOVAH-SHALOM 4.JEHOVAH- TSIDKNELL 5.JEHOVAH-NISSI 6.JEHOVAH-RAPHEGA 7.JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH In verse we have The Lord is My Shepherd- "SHEPHERD"-JEHOVAH-RA (Jehovah Shepherd). If Lord is our shepherd, then we own this Psalm 23 as ours. And as our LORD He forgives all our iniquities, heals all our diseases, redeems our life from destruction, crowns us with lovingkindness and tender mercies, and satisfies our mouth with good things, so that our youth is renewed like eagle's. When Lord is our Shepherd, we don't lack in anything. HE is our Provider - JEHOVAH-JIREH. God’s word is true: Then they came to place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on altar, upon wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took knife to slay his son. But Angel of LORD called to him from heaven and said, "Abraham, Abraham!" So he said, "Here I am." And He said, "Do not lay your hand on lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me." Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. And Abraham called name of place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, "In Mount of The LORD it shall be provided." Genesis 22:9-14 Whatever we need God will provide. He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? We shall not want… JEHOVAH-JIREH (JEHOVAH is our Provider). When we know Lord as our 'Shepherd' He will be our provider, all sufficient-one. Therefore, we shall not lack or want anything because nothing is impossible with God And because JEHOVAH- SHALOM, The-LORD-Is-Peace, He makes us to lie down in green pastures; He leads us beside still waters. The sheep are very happy. Lying down in Green pastures and still waters (not turbulent waters) all speak of peaceful conditions. God’s word tells us that Isreal was in turbulent condition. The Midianites surrounded them. At that time, they cried. God gave a deliverer called 'GIDEON'. The Word of God records: Then LORD said to him, "Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die." So Gideon built an altar there to LORD, and called it The-LORD-Is-Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of Abiezrites. Judges 6:23-24 'Behold, days are coming,' says LORD, 'that I will perform that good thing which I have promised to house of Israel and to house of Judah: 'In those days and at that time I will cause to grow up to David A Branch of righteousness; He shall execute judgment and righteousness in earth. In those days Judah will be saved, And Jerusalem will dwell safely. And this is name by which she will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.' Jeremiah 33:14-16 The American Heritage Dictionary defines word “saved” as: Save v. saved, sav•ing, saves. --tr. 1.a. To rescue from harm, danger, or loss. b. To set free from consequences of sin; redeem. 2. To keep in a safe condition; safeguard. 3. To prevent waste or loss of; conserve. Yes, Jesus Christ is our Salvation and He rescues us from harm, danger or loss, He keeps us in a safte condition and prevents waste or loss of things for us as we abide under shadow of Almighty.God’s word is true: He who dwells in secret place of Most High Shall abide under shadow of Almighty. I will say of LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from snare of fowler And from perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. Psalm 91:1-4 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon lion and cobra, The young lion and serpent you shall trample underfoot. "Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation." Psalm 91:10-16
The Epoch of HistoryWritten by Terry Dashner
The Epoch of History…
Terry Dashner…………Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013
In beginning God planted a garden, eastward in Eden. In His garden were all kinds of trees, which were pleasant to sight and good for food; however, in middle of garden God placed two special trees: tree of life and tree of knowledge of good and evil. He told his caretaker, Adam, not to eat fruit from tree of knowledge of good and evil or he would die spiritually and begin dying physically.
The garden had a river also. The river watered garden and then divided into four headwaters that flowed out across expanse. Two of rivers are still present: Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq. The garden was perfection until tempter came. The tempter appeared as a serpent, deceiving Eve and conquering God’s Adam or first man. Sin infested garden and God’s caretakers. Thereupon Adam and Eve were driven from garden to work ground by sweat of their brows.
There is another Epoch in history that parallels Garden of Eden. The garden is Gethsemane. The name means “oil press.” It is where oil is squeezed from olive. The last Adam, Jesus Christ, would be “pressed” in agony as He prayed to accept chalice of death at Father’s hand. There was also a tree, central to garden. The tree was hewn into a Cross and placed on Mount Calvary. But there was also a river, but not a river of water. It was river of Life, manifested in flesh and blood. And they called Him Jesus because “He will save His people from their sins.”
Jesus told woman at well in John chapter four and verse 10 that “If you knew gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” Jesus, last Adam, said again to woman, “Everyone who drinks of this [natural] water will thirst again; (verse 14) but whoever drinks of water that I will give him shall never thirst; but water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” Jesus is water of life that took on flesh and dwelt among us. But many have refused His living water because they were filled with another kind of water.