In Ephesians 5:19-20 (Mirror Bible) Paul is teaching us, especially when we aren't overflowing with blessing and abundance, to get our praise on and worship with power! Verse 19 says to "Speak psalms to one another; burst out in spontaneous celebration songs and spirit inspired resonance. In your heart do not let the music stop; continue to touch the Lord with whispers of worship." verse 20 goes on with this theme, saying "Because you are identified in the name of Jesus Christ, you can afford to always overflow in gratitude to the Father, in spite of everything that happens to you. You are not under circumstances but above circumstances because you are in Him!" We are not grateful FOR everything, but in spite of everything! Even in darkest of times, we must understand this huge power of worship to give our lives meaning and purpose. Worshipping Yehweh even while in despair is a way to defy the adversary and to shout our declaration of value of the good-the best-in life: the LORD! There is no more worthy purpose to praise: no more worthy time for it than NOW!
"She's the very Tree of Life to those who embrace her. Hold her tight-and be blessed!" Proverbs 3:18(TheMessage) Our inheritance from Abba includes the gift of wisdom, which will restore to us what was lost through the fall. When Adam & Eve sinned they were expelled from Paradise so they wouldn't eat from the Tree of Life & live forever in their sin. Then He placed a huge fiery revolving sword and stationed a angel to guard the entrance. The good news is through the victory of Yeshua at the cross and the resurrection, the angel and the sword have been removed and we are free to eat from the Tree of Life! In the spirit of wisdom and understanding we grasp that to embrace her(wisdom), there is a cleaving to that opens our heart to understand that He(Yeshua) IS the source of all wisdom. When we cleave to Him we are embracing the Tree of Life, getting back what was lost! We are the Bride, the overcomers who remember their first love, the living flames of love who
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