For starters, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus. It’s been a relief to rest my mind. And because my computer system is almost antiquated and operates accordingly!, it takes interminably long just to pull up, say, The Washington Post. So I’m not pulling up The Washington Post !
Meaning, I’m not keeping up with current events as I normally would. Reading just the headline…or rather, the part that shows up in my e-mail
So while I’m ‘resting’, I’ve been trying to upgrade my Internet experience. Well, that’s a challenge, when you’ve got dial-up! But…I’ve been persevering, and finally got my new netbook connected to the big I. – only to find my Internet access is ‘Restricted’ to just my ISP’s website. Something odd is going on, and I have my suspicions. This whole process has kept my ‘blogging’ on a back burner lately.
Our battles are not against flesh & blood, but against principalities & powers, against rulers of darkness. (Ephesians 6:12) I recalled how, when chained in prison, Paul and Silas “…at midnight…prayed, and sang praises unto God…” (Acts 16:25), and how “…immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.” Songs of praise unto the Lord can be very powerful. He Himself inhabits praise (Psalm 22:3), so you’ve got the mighty God bursting forth onto the scene!
The victory of Jesus Christ is complete. I can’t tell you exactly how that works out, in practical ways, for you, where you are in your life. I can only tell you that His victory is complete. When you enter into living praise & worship, in spirit & truth, you know that Yeshua Ha Maschia is crowned with many crowns, you know that we have overcome by the name and the blood of the Lamb of God, and you know that in His name, powers of darkness tremble, and Jericho tumbles to the ground.
Unto the mighty God, the Lamb who sits on the throne, to Jesus Christ the King of Israel.
Let His mercy and His greatness be known throughout the land.
This post inspired by the words & music of “Jerusalem Arise!” (Live Worship with Paul Wilbur from the Land of Israel), Hosanna! Music, Integrity Inc. @1999