Category Archives: Infinite / Without Limit

Blessings, Honor, Glory, and Dominion Forever – YHWH and Yeshua Rather than Man

I will honestly say I do not take time to just stop and praise YHWH and Yeshua often enough. I mean for who they are and what they have already done, not just when they give me a personal victory. Our God is amazing. He is creator of all. He rules over all. He became man and died for us. Who are we that He should be concerned with each of us!?

Blessings, honor, glory and dominion for YHWH and Yeshua indeed. Let us not seek the glorification of man or his creation in His place.

Revelation 5:11-14

Angels Exalt the Lamb

      11Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, 12saying with a loud voice,

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”
13And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.”

14And the four living creatures kept saying, “Amen.” And the elders fell down and worshiped.

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YHWH Is Everywhere at All Times

Psalm 139 reminds us that YHWH is everywhere (omnipresent) at all times. He is all knowing (omniscient).  He is aware of what we say and do before we do it. He was there when we were created in our mother’s womb. We can not run away from him (just ask Jonah!). We are also reminded with the closing verses to cry out to YHWH and ask him to search us and help us turn from any hurtful or unhelpful ways and turn toward his ways. I encourage you to take some time to ask for his help with this now.

Psalm 139

God’s Omnipresence and Omniscience.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

      1O LORD, You have searched me and known me.

      2You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.

      3You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.

      4Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O LORD, You know it all.

      5You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.

      6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

      7Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?

      8If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.

      9If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,

      10Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

      11If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,”

      12Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You.

      13For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.

      14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.

      15My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;

      16Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.

      17How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

      18If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.

      19O that You would slay the wicked, O God;
Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.

      20For they speak against You wickedly,
And Your enemies take Your name in vain.

      21Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?

      22I hate them with the utmost hatred;
They have become my enemies.

      23Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;

      24And see if there be any hurtful way in me,
And lead me in the everlasting way.

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The Lord Cares Over All His Works

The Lord is in control of all things. Nothing is beyond Him or out of His reach. He manages all of it. Let us rejoice and be glad in Him!

Psalm 104

The LORD’S Care over All His Works.

     1Bless the LORD, O my soul!
O LORD my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

      2Covering Yourself with light as with a cloak,
Stretching out heaven like a tent curtain.

      3He lays the beams of His upper chambers in the waters;
He makes the clouds His chariot;
He walks upon the wings of the wind;

      4He makes the winds His messengers,
Flaming fire His ministers.

      5He established the earth upon its foundations,
So that it will not totter forever and ever.

      6You covered it with the deep as with a garment;
The waters were standing above the mountains.

      7At Your rebuke they fled,
At the sound of Your thunder they hurried away.

      8The mountains rose; the valleys sank down
To the place which You established for them.

      9You set a boundary that they may not pass over,
So that they will not return to cover the earth.

      10He sends forth springs in the valleys;
They flow between the mountains;

      11They give drink to every beast of the field;
The wild donkeys quench their thirst.

      12Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell;
They lift up their voices among the branches.

      13He waters the mountains from His upper chambers;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of His works.

      14He causes the grass to grow for the cattle,
And vegetation for the labor of man,
So that he may bring forth food from the earth,

      15And wine which makes man’s heart glad,
So that he may make his face glisten with oil,
And food which sustains man’s heart.

      16The trees of the LORD drink their fill,
The cedars of Lebanon which He planted,

      17Where the birds build their nests,
And the stork, whose home is the fir trees.

      18The high mountains are for the wild goats;
The cliffs are a refuge for the shephanim.

      19He made the moon for the seasons;
The sun knows the place of its setting.

      20You appoint darkness and it becomes night,
In which all the beasts of the forest prowl about.

      21The young lions roar after their prey
And seek their food from God.

      22When the sun rises they withdraw
And lie down in their dens.

      23Man goes forth to his work
And to his labor until evening.

      24O LORD, how many are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your possessions.

      25There is the sea, great and broad,
In which are swarms without number,
Animals both small and great.

      26There the ships move along,
And Leviathan, which You have formed to sport in it.

      27They all wait for You
To give them their food in due season.

      28You give to them, they gather it up;
You open Your hand, they are satisfied with good.

      29You hide Your face, they are dismayed;
You take away their spirit, they expire
And return to their dust.

      30You send forth Your Spirit, they are created;
And You renew the face of the ground.

      31Let the glory of the LORD endure forever;
Let the LORD be glad in His works;

      32He looks at the earth, and it trembles;
He touches the mountains, and they smoke.

      33I will sing to the LORD as long as I live;
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

      34Let my meditation be pleasing to Him;
As for me, I shall be glad in the LORD.

      35Let sinners be consumed from the earth
And let the wicked be no more.
Bless the LORD, O my soul.
Praise the LORD!

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Where Is Your Faith?

Just reflect on this one simple thought… there is nothing on Earth that is beyond the control of Jehovah. With this in mind, we need not be afraid. Faith conquers fear.

Luke 8:22-25 

Jesus Stills the Sea

     22Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. 23But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. 24They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. 25And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”

I suppose one more perspective I should highlight… do not miss that Yeshua asks “Where is your faith?”, meaning that He expected the disciples to trust in Him even when the situation looked dire and the storm was raging. God was in control even while Yeshua slept.

We can trust our Father no matter the situation or the outcome. Let us put our faith totally and unreservedly in Him. When we do so, then we have nothing to fear.

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Understanding An Infinite God

I invite you to dwell on the wisdom of Proverbs today as we read in Proverbs 16. May the Holy Spirit grace each of us with insight so as to unfold the scriptures before us. As we read, let us take great care not to “put God in a box”. What I mean by that is to challenge our assumptions about Him and truly read and dwell on what scripture tells us… even if it makes us uncomfortable.

Proverbs 16

1The plans of the heart belong to man,
But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

      2All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,
But the LORD weighs the motives.

      3Commit your works to the LORD
And your plans will be established.

      4The LORD has made everything for its own purpose,
Even the wicked for the day of evil.

      5Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD;
Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

      6By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for,
And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

      7When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD,
He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

      8Better is a little with righteousness
Than great income with injustice.

      9The mind of man plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps.

      10A divine decision is in the lips of the king;
His mouth should not err in judgment.

      11A just balance and scales belong to the LORD;
All the weights of the bag are His concern.

      12It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts,
For a throne is established on righteousness.

      13Righteous lips are the delight of kings,
And he who speaks right is loved.

      14The fury of a king is like messengers of death,
But a wise man will appease it.

      15In the light of a king’s face is life,
And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.

      16How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.

      17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;
He who watches his way preserves his life.

      18Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before stumbling.

      19It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

      20He who gives attention to the word will find good,
And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.

      21The wise in heart will be called understanding,
And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

      22Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it,
But the discipline of fools is folly.

      23The heart of the wise instructs his mouth
And adds persuasiveness to his lips.

      24Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

      25There is a way which seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.

      26A worker’s appetite works for him,
For his hunger urges him on.

      27A worthless man digs up evil,
While his words are like scorching fire.

      28A perverse man spreads strife,
And a slanderer separates intimate friends.

      29A man of violence entices his neighbor
And leads him in a way that is not good.

      30He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things;
He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.

      31A gray head is a crown of glory;
It is found in the way of righteousness.

      32He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

      33The lot is cast into the lap,
But its every decision is from the LORD.

Let each of us take care to avoid getting overconfident in our understanding of our Father and His ways. He is infinite… we are finite. We can not truly understand all of Him but only shadows as it were. He controls everything, either by directing or allowing it.

Perhaps the verse that captures my attention most toward this end in Proverbs 16 is the following:

      4The LORD has made everything for its own purpose,
Even the wicked for the day of evil.

How often we tend to believe that God intends for all of us to be saved, but does He? He has made even the wicked for the day of evil, which He can use for good and to complete His plans. I am not going to claim I fully understand it, but sometimes it does us well to question the things that we and so many others just take as fact and test thoroughly against the truth of scripture.

I also reflect personally… I find I want to find answers and understand… sometimes I just need to accept that I can’t get my mind around all the ways of God. He is infinite. I am not. But I can trust Him anyway, as a child trusts a loving father, even when they do not understand all of his ways.

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