God Hears Us

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

I John 5:14 – And this is the confidence that we {can} have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Notice that John states “if we ask any thing according to his will.” Knowing the will of God becomes significantly important when wanting to request and receive anything promised to us in God’s Word. Once we become acquainted with God’s Word, the Word itself will begin building our confidence and believing faith so that when we do ask God for something we will know that God hears us. Then we can not only expect what we ask from God, but we will also receive from Him as well.

I John 5:15 – And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

“Whatsoever we ask” is quite incredible, because when we ask for anything in God’s Word, we will have the actual petitions that God desires to hear. The more we realize that God hears us, the greater our believing becomes, and the more we will receive from Him.

Psalm 36:5-10:
-5:  Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and they faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.
-6:  Thy righteousness is like the great mountains; thy judgments are a great deep: O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
-7:  How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
-8:  They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.
-9:  For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.
-10:  O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

As our confidence in God’s Word grows in the heart of our hearts, then the blessings in His Word (like those in the Psalm above) can become for us realities.

In time, we can find ourselves not simply looking at the Bible as mere words on a page, but rather, we can find ourselves immersed in them because we will know that God hears us, and with that renewed confidence we will begin enjoying all the blessings of God (Ephesians 1:3-4).

Have a great day building confidence in God’s precious Word to you, knowing that God indeed hears you.

Having Speaks

“Often we hear the phrase ‘do not discuss religion or politics.’ However, I do not believe this is a true statement, for when God lives in our hearts, then out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh– Matthew 12:34. It does not really matter what people say we should not talk about when the truth is in our hearts and in our thinking. As we allow God into our lives, we cannot help but share the treasures of His lovingkindness towards us, and of His graces of which we are partaking. Another wonderful verse of Scripture is for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he- Proverbs 23:7. It is true that at certain times it may not be appropriate to share God’s Word, like when we are being paid to work; however, there are plenty of times when it is appropriate to share God’s Word with our families, friends, and acquaintances. When God comes into our lives and we began thinking His Word, we literally become what His Word says we are. Nevertheless, if we cannot talk about the inner joy we have in God, then we could unintentionally begin to suppress the inner joy we have in our Savior and with God’s healing Word.  Paul said of Jesus he cannot deny himself– II Timothy 2:13, Jesus never denied who he was to anyone or what he believed, rather he lived with confidence in who he was, and he is our example. We have the God-given privilege to believe and to conduct ourselves as those who have allowed Him into our lives and hearts, and in this we have every right to ask and answer.” ~LMJ~

Psalms – Revealing Our Song in the Night

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

The Book of Psalms is filled with references and revelations about Jesus Christ, detailing his coming, his conflict with the Adversary, his resurrection, and his coming with salvation. For King David, Christ was his strength and lively hope, which gave him a spiritual song in the night.

Discovering Christ in the Scriptures also gives us today, thousands of years after David, a spiritual song in the night that emanates from the heart of God and is heard in our spiritual ears and comforts our inner souls.

The song replaces fears, encourages our endeavors to walk with God, exhorts our hearts in love, and comforts our lives with the peace of God in Christ in us.

Psalms 42:8 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with {within} me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.

In the daytime God gives His children lovingkindness, and in the night His song can be in our hearts. David recalls that with his new song, which blessed him throughout his nights, he could pray to the God of his life.

In the seventy-seventh Psalm, the singer and Prophet Asaph wrote:

Psalms 77:6 – I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Asaph in Psalms 77 was troubled, but then, he remembers his God-given song in night and he became blessed within his own heart.

God gives His children a song of hope, a song of deliverance, a song of spiritual inspiration and within this song we will discover that Jesus Christ is our eternal song, our symphony who harmonizes our lives with the heart of God.

In Psalms 53:4-5 we find that those who have not called upon God have “great fear, where no fear was,” because fear grows in and throughout the night for the fearful. It is God who delivers us from any and all fear, whether the fear is real or imaginary. Thankfully Psalms 34:4 states “I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”

To have fear is to have restraints upon our believing and receiving from God. Fear can imprison even worse than any physical prison, yet our God can deliver us from all fear as we continue looking to His healing Word and discover His love and our loving Savior Jesus Christ who gives to us a spiritual song of love that indeed will cast out all our fears and replace them with a song in the night.

I John 4:18a – There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear {itself} hath torment. . .

In Mark 14:26 we read “And when they {Jesus and his disciples} had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.” The timing of this hymn was one of the darkest and most fearful times in all of human history because Jesus was on his way to redeem humanity by giving his very life over to cruel tormentors and murderers on our behalf. But he and his disciples had a song in the night, which gave them strength ─ that same song is our song for it is having Jesus Christ in our hearts at all times throughout our days and nights. He is our song in the night, and God’s Word encourages us to be “teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Colossians 3:16).

The hymn that Jesus sang in Luke is not recorded for us, yet there can be no doubt that our song in the night is written upon our hearts. When we recall our deliverance by the generous work of our Savior we will indeed know the composer, and enjoy the spiritual songs that we sing with grace in our hearts to the Lord, it is as wonderful as the hymn Jesus sang with his disciples. It is a song of thankfulness and praise with joy to know that Jesus Christ, the inspiration of “Our Song in the Night” is in our hearts.

Do You Hear Those Heavenly Melodies? (Sing Along if You Do)

“The Book of Hebrews gives us a marvelous presentation relating to our heavenly relationship with Jesus with his unique perspectives of us, For both he {Jesus} that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified {you and me} are all of one {ONE, for ye are all one in Christ Jesus– Galatians 3:28}: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee- Hebrews 2:11-12. Have you heard, have you realized, Jesus sings praise to you? Wow, it is true – You are Jesus’ song! Not only does Christ Jesus sing praise to us, in heaven, God Himself sings with joy in harmonious melodies of love for us as He displays that all of life really was formed, made, and created for man. Zephaniah 3:17 reads, The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love {His everlasting love for you, see below, the verse from Jeremiah 31}, he {GOD} will joy over thee with singing. Have you heard, have you realized, God sings of joy over you? Wow, it is true – You are God’s song! What response can we offer other than to recognize them, to learn of them, and to respect that our standing is the pinnacle of love’s design, and perhaps sing back with thankfulness (Ephesians 6:5, Colossians 3:15), Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing– Psalms 100:2. God’s opinion, and of Christ Jesus who sits at the right hand of the throne of heaven (Hebrews 1:3) is certainly greater than the fallen man can fathom, that is until He inspires the sanctified (I Thessalonians 5:23) with a new heart– Ezekiel 36:26. Then the windows of heaven open up to us as we begin experiencing loving sounds with a new heart that is tuned into the sounds and melodies of heavenly words that draw us ever closer to their delight in and love for us. The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee {to Myself}- Jeremiah 31:3, No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him– John 6:44, this is your personal heavenly embrace felt in a new song and offered from the  thankful heart.” ~LMJ~

An Appropriate Response

“After you have believed and confessed in your heart as Romans 10:9 and 10 prescribes, then the first thing that God asks you for is to receive rather than to pay out in some way. Honestly, our heavenly Father desires that you begin enjoying His many blessings, His grace, His mercy, His healing Word, and for His children to grow at their own pace with the intended profit, which His Prophets wrote into the Word of life. God’s Word reveals to believers divine promises and these are given to us with His lovingkindness for our believing, and being thankful for these is the appropriate response and conclusion for receiving salvation and the blessings that follow.” ~LMJ~

Romans 10:9-10:
-9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
-10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.