Perfection (Sabbath Rest)

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Once all I could see was my imperfections
The wisdom I lacked, my sins and miss-directions
But You opened my eyes to see Your face
In your eyes I found perfections embrace

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

In You I have my true origin
My family line; my source; my creation
Made from the earth and placed into Christ
Your Holy Spirit, my breath, my life

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Once I wandered far from Our home
Seeking independence and self-made renown
I became blind to Your Love for me
My true identity I could not see

But when You revealed Your Love to me
From deception and lies setting me free
You restored the fullness of my identity
As the true Child of God You made me to be

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Though I tried to earn Your loving approbation
To prove my value through works and regulations
Nothing I could do came close to Your perfection
Guilt, shame and fear were my constant companions

But then You revealed Your Love to me
That in You my old self died completely
And in Your resurrection I’m re-born into perfection
Raised to heaven in You, God’s child in re-creation

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Now I can see, in Your Perfection
All striving can cease as We rejoice in my ascension
To God’s right hand as His whole and Holy child
My identity resorted, Our family reunited

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

All that You are is now my inheritance
With all that You have, You have me blessed
You overcome all with Your Pure Light
And all that I need, You will now provide

Now I can live daily in Your Light
Your wisdom and love filling me, heart and mind
Live in Your Presence, as One, face-to-face
My true identity is in Your Embrace

Lord Jesus I rest in Your righteousness
Your perfection in all its fullness
Filling me through Your indwelling Presence
Your life giving power my true essence

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

Jesus I rest in Your Perfection
You reveal me as Your reflection

“Then the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.” Genesis 2:7 NLT
“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Genesis 1:27 NLT
““So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him. His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son.’ “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began. “Meanwhile, the older son was in the fields working. When he returned home, he heard music and dancing in the house, ‘Your brother is back,’ he was told, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf. We are celebrating because of his safe return.’ “The older brother was angry and wouldn’t go in. His father came out and begged him, “His father said to him, ‘Look, dear son, you have always stayed by me, and everything I have is yours. We had to celebrate this happy day. For your brother was dead and has come back to life! He was lost, but now he is found!’””
Luke 15:20-25, 27-28, 31-32 NLT
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:3, 5 NLT
“Having determined our destiny ahead of time, he called us to himself and transferred his perfect righteousness to everyone he called. And those who possess his perfect righteousness he co-glorified with his Son!” Romans 8:30 TPT
“And by his one perfect sacrifice he made us perfectly holy and complete for all time” Hebrews 10:14 TPT

True Sons

Let’s celebrate God. He lavished every blessing heaven has upon us in Christ. He associated us in Christ before the fall of the world. Jesus is God’s mind made up about us. He always knew in his love that he would present us again face-to-face before him in blameless innocence. Ephesians 1:3-4 Mirror Bible 
He answered his father, Consider the many years that I have toiled for you like a slave. And at no time did I ever dodge any of your commandments; yet, you never considered rewarding me, even with a little lamb, so I could party with my friends. However, when this son of yours comes here, having devoured your savings by wasting it on prostitutes, you slay the grain-fattened calf. He said to him, My dear child, you are always with me and all that I have is yours. Luke 15:29-31 Mirror Bible


Right from the very beginning
Our value to God was settled
As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
Our identity in Christ was sealed

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

We can’t earn a higher value
Than the one God has given us
To be sealed in Christ as His Sons
Is heaven’s highest place

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

We can’t improve our identity
As God’s Sons in His purity
To be born and sealed in Christ
Is heaven’s holiest place

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

Sin has no hold over us
For in Christ our wholeness is sealed
Through His death and resurrection
His power in us is revealed

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

All that can hold us back
Is our pride and ignorance
For in Christ we nothing lack
His fullness ours to experience

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

Right from the very beginning
Our value to God was settled
As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
Our identity in Christ was sealed

As true Sons of Our Heavenly Father
We rejoice in Jesus Christ
Our Saviour and our brother
All that is His is ours

Suffering

This is why no form of suffering can interfere with my joy. Every suffering on your behalf is just another opportunity to reinforce that which might still be lacking (in your understanding) of the affliction of Christ on behalf of his body which is the church. Colossians 1:24 Mirror Bible

When things in life go wrong
And suffering becomes our lot
There is a grace to grasp hold of
The finished work of the cross

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The scars and chains of my and other’s sin
That kept my heart hard and bound in
Have been broken, washed away, made powerless
By Your precious holy blood that You shed on the cross

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The burdens I once carried, no matter how heavy
Became Your yoke that You to the cross carried
Dead and buried through Your crucifixion
Freeing me to live joyfully in Your resurrection

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The footholds satan had in my heart and mind
Were entombed in Your death as we are united
In Your resurrection life I think and feel as God’s son
Love and wisdom overflowing from You as we are One

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

The sickness that has plagued me, yesterday or today
Died with You on the cross removing me from it’s sway
In You I have risen to complete newness
Your resurrection power giving me Your wholeness

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice

So any suffering I may experience today
Is a opportunity to know Your Resurrection Power
To experience and understand the fullness of Your Grace
To restore in me the image of God’s fullness

Jesus increase my understanding
Of how Your afflictions are my restoration
You nailed all my suffering to Your cross
So resurrected in You I can freely rejoice


The Light of Your Life


“In the very beginning the Living Expression was already there. And the Living Expression was with God, yet fully God. They were together— face-to-face, in the very beginning. And through his creative inspiration this Living Expression made all things, for nothing has existence apart from him! Life came into being because of him, for his life is light for all humanity. And this Living Expression is the Light that bursts through gloom— the Light that darkness could not diminish!” John 1:1-5 TPT

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

In the beginning of all that we know
You and God were there as One
Face-to-face nothing was hidden
In You is our origin and our home

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

In and through You all things were created
From the stars in the sky to each person we know
The mountains, the seas, the birds and the animals
All were created from Your love’s flow

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

The life that you lived as a human being
Showed the truth of God‘s love so we could see it
The love that would from this world darkness release us
By dying our death and Your resurrection life giving us

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

The light of Your life now lives within me
Your Spirit’s Presence sealing that we are now One
You define what is possible now in my living
For You have raised me to Your eternal throne

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

You enable me to live your Glory
Be Your light shining in the darkness today
Powerfully overflowing with Your righteousness and love
Overcoming the darkness with Your powerful Presence

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

You are our one source of love, joy and peace
Our reason for living is to find in You our home
Living as One In God and You Jesus
At God’s right hand, on Your eternal throne

The light of Your life shines out in the darkness
The darkness of this world You have eternally overcome
The light of Your life Jesus defines our lives
For You are our origin and our eternal home

When My Life Began Again

When My Life Began Again (link to audio)


When my life began again in You Jesus
My old self died with You on the cross
And You gave me a brand new, loving life
Filled me with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my sins, the wrongs I’ve done
And replaced them with Your Righteousness
Filled me with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my broken and sinful self
And replaced it with a whole and Holy One
Filled me with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my broken and hardened heart
And replaced it with a whole and loving one
Filled me with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my broken and wayward spirit
And replaced it with a whole and loving one
Filled with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

When my life began again in You Jesus
You took my brand new living spirit
And joined it to Your Holy Spirit of life
Filled with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

Now it’s not just me who lives
But the Trinity in me too
Together as One for all time
Embraced in Your Love for eternity

My life began again in You Jesus
I live through Your indwelling power
As water overflows and fills a fountain
I’m filled with everything that You are
Renewed each day in Your Resurrection Life

““Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” Ezekiel 36:25-27 NLT
“For he [Jesus] is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe! Through our union with him we have experienced circumcision of heart. All of the guilt and power of sin has been cut away and is now extinct because of what Christ, the Anointed One, has accomplished for us. For we’ve been buried with him into his death. Our “baptism into death” also means we were raised with him when we believed in God’s resurrection power, the power that raised him from death’s realm. This “realm of death” describes our former state, for we were held in sin’s grasp. But now, we’ve been resurrected out of that “realm of death” never to return, for we are forever alive and forgiven of all our sins!
...we receive directly from him, and his life supplies vitality into every part of his body through the joining ligaments connecting us all as one. He is the divine Head who guides his body and causes it to grow by the supernatural power of God.” Colossians 2:9-13, 19b TPT

The Fullness of Your Presence

The Fullness of Your Presence
“For he [Jesus] is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us.” Colossians 2:9-10a TPT
“Since we first heard about you, we’ve kept you always in our prayers that you would receive the perfect knowledge of God’s pleasure over your lives, making you reservoirs of every kind of wisdom and spiritual understanding. We pray that you would walk in the ways of true righteousness, pleasing God in every good thing you do. Then you’ll become fruit-bearing branches, yielding to his life, and maturing in the rich experience of knowing God in his fullness! And we pray that you would be energized with all his explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, filling you with great hope. Your hearts can soar with joyful gratitude when you think of how God made you worthy to receive the glorious inheritance freely given to us by living in the light.”
Colossians 1:9-12 TPT


Lord I receive the fullness of Your Presence
So that every moment You are part of My essence
To feel Your Glory fill every part of my body
To know my heart, mind and spirit are one with You in unity


Nothing in this world is more precious than Your Presence
And the awareness that You bring of God’s pleasure in us
I am embraced in God’s eternal love for You
An equal in God’s heart because You paid my dues


Lord I receive the fullness of Your Presence
So that every moment You are part of My essence
To feel Your Glory fill every part of my body
To know my heart, mind and spirit are one with You in unity


There is nothing more valuable than Your wisdom and insight
To guide my thoughts, direction and actions
To live Your love and grace is my desire
To bring glory to You in all my interactions 


Lord I receive the fullness of Your Presence
So that every moment You are part of My essence
To feel Your Glory fill every part of my body
To know my heart, mind and spirit are one with You in unity


As You clothe me with Your righteousness 
Cleansing me from all my sin’s mess
I want to live Your holiness 
Be part of Your growing fruitfulness


Lord I receive the fullness of Your Presence
So that every moment You are part of My essence
To feel Your Glory fill every part of my body
To know my heart, mind and spirit are one with You in unity


Mature me in the rich experience 
Of knowing God in all his fullness
His wisdom and insight becoming mine too
His love, joy and peace, filling me now


Lord I receive the fullness of Your Presence
So that every moment You are part of My essence
To feel Your Glory fill every part of my body
To know my heart, mind and spirit are one with You in unity


Energise me with all God’s explosive power 
From the realm of his magnificent glory
Fill me with great hope in Your victory
Help to make many part of Your family


Lord I receive the fullness of Your Presence
So that every moment You are part of My essence
To feel Your Glory fill every part of my body
To know my heart, mind and spirit are one with You in unity


In You my heart soars with joyful gratitude 
When I think of how God has made me worthy 
To freely receive Your glorious inheritance 
Living in the light of Your magnificent Glory


Lord I receive the fullness of Your Presence
So that every moment You are part of My essence
To feel Your Glory fill every part of my body
To know my heart, mind and spirit are one with You in unity

We Were Designed

Ephesians 1:4-6; Genesis 1:26-27; 3; Exodus 20:18-21; Exodus 32; Psalm 106


We were designed to live as one with God
From the very beginning when we were imagined in His heart
He wanted us to be members of his family
To be united with Him, Father, Spirit and Son


When Adam and Eve were born into this world
They were free to choose if they would follow  God
When they chose independence of God for their direction
This damaged who they were, broke their heart, mind and spirit


Shame about their actions now became their driving force
In fear they hid their brokenness from God and others
Blame shifting and lies became their solutions
Faith and trust was broken, in God, self and others


The result of this brokenness is detailed in the Bible
As people hurt each other and many rejected God
God’s judgment and destruction and confusion of their language
Reduced the damage they did but was not the solution


We were designed to live as one with God
From the very beginning when we were imagined in His heart
He wanted us to be members of his family
To be united with Him, Father, Spirit and Son


God chose Israel as His nation and His people
Freeing them from slavery with the wealth of their captors
God’s mighty miracles to rescue and sustain them
Did not stop them from worshiping manmade idols


When God invited Israel to be his special people
To be in His Presence, to speak to them in person
In fear and shame Israel refused this invitation
Asking  for His instructions which from a distance they’d obey


Armed with God’s Law Israel though they had the answer
To pleasing God from a distance which they thought safe
But laws do not make a broken people whole
As people and a nation God they rarely obeyed


We were designed to live as one with God
From the very beginning when we were imagined in His heart
He wanted us to be members of his family
To be united with Him, Father, Spirit and Son


But God had a solution for our brokenness
To make all our sins, over us, powerless
He had a way for our broken self to die
And be reborn in Him, in the twinkling of an eye


God sent Jesus to show us the life
We could live if we were truly God’s child
And to take our brokenness into Him
And die for us, with us and our sin


Then God gave us Jesus powerful resurrection 
As our new life and our new direction
A new heart and spirit, made in His image
United with His Spirit to complete our family lineage


We were designed to live as one with God
From the very beginning when we were imagined in His heart
He wanted us to be members of his family
To be united with Him, Father, Spirit and Son


Now we can rejoice as part of God’s family
Living in and from His Kingdom, now, daily
His love and peace, righteousness and joy
Is our dwelling place once we are re-born


So when you see the troubles in this world
People behaving badly, people being hurt
Know that the solution is not found in man and law
Only re-birth in Jesus has the power to heal us all


We were designed to live as one with God
From the very beginning when we were imagined in His heart
He wanted us to be members of his family
To be united with Him, Father, Spirit and Son

Huggs

“I am contending for you that your hearts will be wrapped in the comfort of heaven and woven together into love’s fabric. This will give you access to all the riches of God as you experience the revelation of God’s great mystery—Christ. For our spiritual wealth is in him, like hidden treasure waiting to be discovered—heaven’s wisdom and endless riches of revelation knowledge.
In the same way you received Jesus our Lord and Messiah by faith, continue your journey of faith, progressing further into your union with him! Your spiritual roots go deeply into his life as you are continually infused with strength, encouraged in every way. For you are established in the faith you have absorbed and enriched by your devotion to him!
For he is the complete fullness of deity living in human form. And our own completeness is now found in him. We are completely filled with God as Christ’s fullness overflows within us. He is the Head of every kingdom and authority in the universe!” Colossians 2:2-3, 6-7, 9-10 TPT
Ephesians 6:10-11, 14-18 TPT

Huggs meditation

Note: actions help us to confirm these truths so please do the hugging action

As I rise in the morning and get out of bed 
It is not just me moving but Jesus as well
His fullness fills me from toe to head
His presence fills me with heavenly bread


[while hugging yourself]
Jesus, my Jesus I welcome Your Presence 
Into my body, becoming my very essence
As I hug me, I hug You too
Your resurrection power I experience


I look in the mirror to do my hair
And it is not just my face,  but I see You there
Loves fire in the eyes of Your smiling face
I’m struck with wonder at Your embrace


[while hugging yourself]
Jesus, my Jesus I welcome Your Presence 
Into my body, becoming my very essence
As I hug me, I hug You too
Your resurrection power I experience


As I clothe myself for the day ahead
I wrap myself in Your holiness and faith
You light my vision so I can see truth 
Your peace fills me - alert to share You


[while hugging yourself]
Jesus, my Jesus I welcome Your Presence 
Into my body, becoming my very essence
As I hug me, I hug You too
Your resurrection power I experience


As I break my fast with Your provision of food
You whisper to me from Your precious Word
Of how Your Presence now fills me too
And I feast upon Your eternal life’s bread


[while hugging yourself]
Jesus, my Jesus I welcome Your Presence 
Into my body, becoming my very essence
As I hug me, I hug You too
Your resurrection power I experience


As I go about my day to day doings
Thinking, planning, speaking to others
Your Spirit highlights what I need to know
And empowers the wisdom of love to sow


[while hugging yourself]
Jesus, my Jesus I welcome Your Presence 
Into my body, becoming my very essence
As I hug me, I hug You too
Your resurrection power I experience


And if I come across some trouble
I lean in to You and Your power to enable
Forgiveness, wisdom, love and healing
Your life for our death, salvation sharing


[while hugging yourself]
Jesus, my Jesus I welcome Your Presence 
Into my body, becoming my very essence
As I hug me, I hug You too
Your resurrection power I experience


And when I lay my head to rest
I know I lie down in Your embrace
The power of Your Presence fills me with light
I need fear nothing, day or night


[while hugging yourself]
Jesus, my Jesus I welcome Your Presence 
Into my body, becoming my very essence
As I hug me, I hug you too
Your resurrection power I experience


And when at last my earthly time
Comes to it’s end and my body dies
I know that I will still have my home
With You in eternity on Your throne


[while hugging yourself]
Jesus, my Jesus I welcome Your Presence 
Into my body, becoming my very essence
As I hug me, I hug you too
Your resurrection power I experience

Resurrection

John 11:11-44 and Matthew 28:1-10

Jesus had a friend named Lazarus
Who died young of an unnamed sickness
Though his sisters had sent for Jesus
Jesus delayed in coming to cure the illness
By the time he arrived at Lazarus’ home
Everyone knew that Lazarus was gone
Into the grave covered by a large stone
Dead until God called all the dead home

Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary
Were very upset as anyone would be
In their grief they cried out to Jesus
If You’d been here You could’ve healed Lazarus
They though Jesus had waited to long
And now that Lazarus was 4 days in the tomb
It was too late for a miracle resurrection
They would have to wait till all dead were risen

Jesus said,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

No one believed that Jesus could give
Life to someone who was so long dead
Yet at Jesus command they opened the grave
To see what Jesus would do that day
Jesus commanded that Lazarus come out
And much to the shock and surprise of the crowd
Out of the grave dead Lazarus walked
Alive once more as a man in this world

Jesus said,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

When Jesus died on the cross sometime later
And He was buried by Joseph of Arimathea
A stone was rolled over the entrance to the grave
And guards stationed there to make sure that’s how it stayed
Yet three days later as they came to the grave
The two Marys saw an angel roll the stone away
Power shook the earth and made the guards faint
The angel told them Jesus was alive again

Jesus said,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

In Jesus we see that God has the power
To give life to the dead no matter the hour
God can raise the dead to new life again
Here in this world where death seems to reign
In these events Jesus demonstrated
God’s power for us unto salvation
Though death is our sins penalty
God can overcome death for our resurrection

Jesus said,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

So when we see that we’re bound by sin
And death it seems is our only end
Jesus offers us His Resurrection Life
Eternal, holy, and powerful, as ours
And a heart that loves like only God can
A new spirit to make us a new woman or man
United as One with the Holy Trinity
Through Jesus’ sacrifice, a new life for us today

Jesus says,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

So anytime things are not as they should be
As health, provisions or relationships can seem
When the world around us seems only broken
Or our inner world has begun to darken
We can turn to Jesus and cling to Him and His promise
To exchange life for death, light for all our darkness
And ask Him to reveal His resurrection life
Powerfully in us now to overcome all strife

Jesus says,
“You don’t have to wait [for the future]
I am the Resurrection, and Eternal Life [now]
Anyone who clings to me in faith
Any one who lives by believing in Me
Even though he dies, he will live forever
As I use the power God has given Me”

“Martha said to Jesus, “My Lord, if only you had come sooner, my brother wouldn’t have died. But I know that if you were to ask God for anything, he would do it for you.” Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise and live.” She replied, “Yes, I know he will rise with everyone else on resurrection day.” “Martha,” Jesus said, “ You don’t have to wait until then. I am the Resurrection, and I am Life Eternal. Anyone who clings to me in faith, even though he dies, will live forever. And the one who lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”” John 11:21-26 TPT

Light Undiminished

“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:4-5 NLT

“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.” Ezekiel 36:26-27 NLT

“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.” Ephesians 1:3-5 NLT

“This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:5-7 NLT

Light Undiminished meditation

There was a time I did not know God personally
I knew his rules and commands but knew they were not for me
I could not love Him or others as he commanded
The deceptiveness of sin had my heart by stone surrounded

But Jesus came into my life to show his love for me
Offered me His love to live in and to give away for free
Offered me a new heart that was living and loving
Offered me a new spirit with His Holy Spirit united

Jesus Your Glory light reigns undiminished
No darkness has the power to ever overcome it
United with You, You from ALL sin cleanse us
You purify all darkness from within us
Making us pure and holy by Your Own Presence

Now I live with Jesus, united as one
His powerful light cleansing me even when I stumble
When I take the wrong direction He turns me around
Shows me the path where His life can be found

Jesus Your Glory light reigns undiminished
No darkness has the power to ever overcome it
United with You, You from ALL sin cleanse us
You purify all darkness from within us
Making us pure and holy by Your Own Presence

I need never fear my sin can taint or damage Jesus
For in His death and resurrection is the power to redeem us
To exchange our death for His eternal life
He has overcome all to give us his Glory light

Jesus Your Glory light reigns undiminished
No darkness has the power to ever overcome it
United with You, You from ALL sin cleanse us
You purify all darkness from within us
Making us pure and holy by Your Own Presence

All of sins damage can be taken to the cross
And left there to die, now powerless
Be left in exchange for Jesus resurrection life
We have this privilege every day of our life

Jesus Your Glory light reigns undiminished
No darkness has the power to ever overcome it
United with You, You from ALL sin cleanse us
You purify all darkness from within us
Making us pure and holy by Your Own Presence

Now I can, without any hesitation
Stay in the Presence of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit
Now nothing can separate me from God’s love
For Jesus’ holiness and righteousness, He has made mine

Jesus Your Glory light reigns undiminished
No darkness has the power to ever overcome it
United with You, You from ALL sin cleanse us
Re-making us in Your Holy Image
Filling us with Your Glory light and essence
Making us pure by Your Own Presence