Hello, John and Doves,
Sister Suzi, here are some powerful
[on the ascent to
the Temple, for Firstfruits, Pentecost, and Tabernacles]
Song of Ascents. Of David. BEHOLD, how
good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!
is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The
beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments.
is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For
there the LORD commanded the blessing— Life forevermore." Psalm 133:1-3
Oil is a figure of the Holy Spirit--filling
and overflowing the Christian [all of us priest-kings after
Christ, our High Priest, who is forever in the order of Melchizidek
(Hebrews 6:20 and Hebrews, chapter 7)]. As a
contrast to brethren dwelling together, those with leprosy had to dwell
apart from the main part of the people.
Read Leviticus 13 to see
how serious leprosy was, and what the biblical means of healing it was.
Note that after the Shekinah Glory left the
Temple at Jerusalem, it was impossible to implement
Leviticus 13. Not until Jesus, the
embodiment of the Godhead [Colossians 2:9], came to Israel
could people expect to be cured of leprosy
Now, leprosy is a type of sin. Sin is
intractable, except by the hand of the divine Physician.
It is written,
Psalm of David. BLESS the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me,
bless His holy name!
the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness
and tender mercies,
satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your
youth is renewed like the eagle's.
LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed.
made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.
"The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to
anger, and abounding in mercy.
will not always strive with us, Nor will He keep His anger forever.
"He has not dealt with
us according to our sins, Nor punished us according to our iniquities.
as the heavens are high above the earth, So great
is His mercy toward those who fear Him;
"As far as the east is from the west, So far
has He removed our transgressions from us."
As such, we should pray for God's mercy on
ourselves (confessing our own sins), on our family (confessing their
sins before God, as did Daniel [Daniel 9:3-19] for his people, and on
whoever else needs our prayer. This way, we might even get to see
an angel [Daniel 9:20-21].
At any rate, it is written,
He gives more grace. Therefore He says: 'God
resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.'
submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse
your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
"Lament and mourn and
weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
"Do not speak evil of
one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his
brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge
the law, you are not a doer of the law but a
Incidentally, it should be noted that the
name, Daniel, means, "God is my judge."
highlight these scriptures for your family's sake, that they may see
the benefits of yielding every fiber of their being to the LORD.
it is written,
"Let the wicked forsake
his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let
him return to the LORD, And He
will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon."
Suzi (7 Apr 2011)
It seems like every time we have a good
family time, something starts a fight. I am convinced it's all part of
a spiritual attack. It's always about 'money' and 'favoritism'.
Seemingly innocent comments get blown up out of proportion and I get
caught in the middle every time.
All I can do is ask God to forgive me for all the wrongs I've done in
the past that have caused the deep hurts that are still obviously
there. Please also pray that others can forgive me, since they are
being robbed of blessings by not letting go.
I want all this clean/cleared up, since I know we are going to be
called home soon...I just get so frightened that it might be during a
time like this, when there is so much festering going on.