April 13, 2015
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise God ye heavenly host; praise God all ye here below; praise Father Son and Holy Ghost. To Him belongs all worship and praise. To Him belongs all our love and adoration. To Him belong all our powers – mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. Yea, to Him belongs the very core of our being, for in Him we move and breathe and have life.
Without him and left to ourselves, we are but animated dust destined to a selfish existence at the expense of God and others. The ultimate aloneness is to not know God. For if we refuse to acknowledge Him as rightful heir to the throne of our hearts, we seat a god there of our own choosing. These imposters are without power to help us in our real time of need, nor are they able to redeem us from our sin and the hand of the enemy. May we bow the knee as we bow our hearts to our Father and to His Son, Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior. May the Holy Spirit magnify Jesus large in our lives and cause our lips to sing His praise. As the Apostle Paul teaches us from the book of Colossians:
1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;.
With Praise to the King,
Pastor John Schofield