My Hope of Glory
Jesus was made to be sin
Though He had no sin.
He took away all my sin.
He took away all your sin.
Jesus was condemned
When I should be condemned;
When you should be condemned.
He made us accepted
In the beloved.
Through His deed
He met our great need
He made me complete
And made you complete.
Through this deed
He gave me a righteous robe
Out went the filthy robe
And when God looks at me,
He sees not what I used to be;
He sees Jesus Christ in me.
My soul, rejoice today
For Jesus made the way
For me to be set free
For the blind to see
For the prisoner of sin to be set free.
My soul, rejoice today
You’re set free from the fowler’s snare.
My face can wear a smile
Gone is all that is vile
Complete in Jesus
Accepted in Jesus
Beloved in Jesus
Christ in me
My hope of glory.
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
2 Corinthians 5:21
Being a Beacon
Being a Beacon
Shining as Light
Yet not by might
You must be visible
And very conspicuous
The word with your life
With expanding circumference
And enduring influence
Leaving a living legacy
Courting God’s affirmation
And divine confirmation
Like those in the hall of faith
Abel, Noah, Abraham, Enoch.
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matt5:13-161 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.
If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
6 So he answered and said to me: ” This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘ Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.Zech4:6
51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed —52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”55 ” O Death, where is your sting?O Hades, where is your victory?”56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
©Fenny West 2014
You Will Laugh!
You will laugh at adversity
You will laugh at poverty
You will laugh at infirmity
You will laugh at penury
You will laugh at conspiracy
You will laugh at powers and principalities
You shall laugh at pain
You shall laugh at disdain
You shall laugh at disgrace
You will laugh at wickedness in high places.
As you trust God, He will enable you see
What He is doing in your behalf in the heavenly places
You will laugh at barrenness
You shall laugh at blindness
You will laugh at short-sightedness
You will laugh at darkness.
You will laugh at sickness.
You shall laugh at stagnation
You shall laugh at retrogression
You shall laugh at oppression
You shall laugh at depression
You shall laugh at intimidation
You shall laugh at opposition
Now prophesy your victory!
I will laugh at adversity
I will laugh at….
1 And Hannah prayed and said: ” My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation.
2 ” No one is holy like the LORD, For there is none besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.
3 ” Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.
4 ” The bows of the mighty men are broken, And those who stumbled are girded with strength.
5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, And the hungry have ceased to hunger. Even the barren has borne seven, And she who has many children has become feeble.
6 ” The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up.
7 The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up.
8 He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. ” For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, And He has set the world upon them.
9 He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. ” For by strength no man shall prevail.
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; From heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. ” He will give strength to His king, And exalt the horn of His anointed.”1Sam2:1-10
6 And Sarah said, “God has made me laugh, and all who hear will laugh with me.”
7 She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.”
19 He shall deliver you in six troubles, Yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.
20 In famine He shall redeem you from death, And in war from the power of the sword.
21 You shall be hidden from the scourge of the tongue, And you shall not be afraid of destruction when it comes.
22 You shall laugh at destruction and famine, And you shall not be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
23 For you shall have a covenant with the stones of the field, And the beasts of the field shall be at peace with you.
24 You shall know that your tent is in peace; You shall visit your dwelling and find nothing amiss.
Psalms 126: A Joyful Return to ZionA Song of Ascents.
1 When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, And our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, ” The LORD has done great things for them.”
3 The LORD has done great things for us, And we are glad.
4 Bring back our captivity, O LORD, As the streams in the South.
5 Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.
6 He who continually goes forth weeping, Bearing seed for sowing, Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, Bringing his sheaves with him.