The LORD will perfect that which concerns me.
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me. (Psalm 138:8)This scripture hit me like a ton of bricks today... I've read it and heard it hundreds of times over the years. But today the Holy Spirit impressed me deeply with this scripture. I prayed and asked the Holy Spirit to teach me. Here's where this exciting quest lead me:First, the Holy Spirit lead me to find what some of the saints had to say about this scripture:* Charles Spurgeon was also greatly impressed with this scripture. He wrote, "....I opened the envelope and I found this text, and it charmed me. It contains in itself the very essence of the grace of God. It reads like music to the soul, and is like a bottle of water in the desert to the thirsty lip. Let me read it again, and remember it, and dwell upon it, and digest it during all the year. "The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands."* "
Another way of looking at this is "that is God's providence, God's work upon us, the will of God which directs the events of our life. Not chance or fate or bad luck or forces emitted by the colliding or arrangement of stars or random choice or statistics. But the active, the wise, the all-comprehensive will of God who performs all the thoughts of His heart, whose counsel shall stand "and I will do my pleasure," He says. That will of God is like the hands of God molding the clay on the wheel, pleasant sometimes, yet sometimes difficult - sunshine and clouds. God will use all things to accomplish His own will upon us." http://www.reformedwitnesshour.org/1999/1999feb21.html*
Matthew Henry writes, "(The Lord will perfect): That which is most needful for me; and he knows best what is so. We are careful and cumbered about many things that do not concern us, but he knows what are the things that really are of consequence to us (Mt. 6:32) and he will order them for the best. 2. That which we are most concerned about." By far the best for me personally was when I was then led to explore the meaning of the phrase "the Lord will perfect" and from this I was lead into the gospel of Mark. The first step: I broke it down into parts: THE LORD WILL PERFECT = Latin perfectus, past participle of perficere, to finish : per-, per- + facere, to do; perfect - make perfect or complete; " Perfect as a verb:optimise, optimize - make optimal; get the most out of; use best; "optimize your resources"ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state; " On Line Dictionary. The Hebrew Text Translation = (gamar) = TO END, IN THE SENSE OF COMPLETION OR FAILURE.
.Finally, the Holy Spirit revealed to me from MARK 14:62-72. Focus on making something perfect by bringing that thing to an end which could be also considered to be a failure. Since God never fails, it would be that man would consider something a failure, but God's ways are never man's ways. Mark 14: 62-72 are the final scenes of Christ standing before the chief priests and the council. These are the culminating verses of where all the tension now is released and has now become unimaginably intense when all of hell bears down on the final moments of the mock trial. I'd say that this scene would be of grave concern to even the most casual observer.
To a disciple, it was unbearable. Peter's standing outside vigorously denying His Lord. (vs. 67 - 72) Here, the Holy Spirit revealed that God is in the midst of completing the mission of Christ to perfection in verse 64 when the religious leaders pronounce the death sentence. A death sentence is as final as you can get. *Conclusion: The Holy Spirit revealed that any situation that concerns me, God is in the midst of it and in control of it and will bring it to HIS COMPLETION and often it may look like failure to man, yet in heaven it is A DIVINE CONCLUSION FOR MY LORDS DIVINE PURPOSE.. and I'm a part of it. WOW!this death sentence = the crucifixion which offers lost man Salvation, Redemption, Sanctification, and future Glorification.
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Dear Dr. Eugene Kim, References: a. Dr. Gene Kim video serving God https://youtu.be/LV6j0rB0yos See his comments to Andrew Sheets b. Dr. Gene Kim Teaching video on Trinity c. Dr. Gene Kim Teaching video on 501c3 conspiracy I earnestly pray you receive this opportunity to correct your errant ways. You are a gifted and brilliant young man. Most of your teaching is rock solid. But these glaring issues addressed below must be addressed. BBC International Dear Dr. Eugene Kim, Thank you Sir for responding to my comment (reference a) It’s obvious by your response you haven’t read the blog I sent you about why Brick and Mortar Buildings called churches are not biblical. Most of what you sent me in your response by way of your video teaching is addressed in the blog. As far as using Romans 13:1-7 to defend 501C3 and your building - I address below. After careful consideration - I have to write this as a testimony as a witness submitted as Ambassador for The
And the blessings of Abraham are mine through Jesus Christ. Amen. Galatians 3:14 We're grafted into the seed of Abraham through Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:6-9, 16 ; Romans 9:6-8 ; 11:17, 24 The Seven-Fold What was the seven-fold blessing Abraham received from God? Abraham's seven-fold blessing in Genesis 12:2, 3: - 1. " I will make of thee a great nation, 2. And I will bless thee, 3. And make thy name great; 4. And thou shalt be a blessing; 5. And I will bless them that bless thee, 6. And curse him that curseth thee: 7. And in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. " Let us boldly come before the throne of God through our Redeemer Jesus Christ and boldly, by faith receive these blessings in carrying out our roles as God's High Priests. Amen. NOTES: BELOW ARE NOTES TO SHOW HOW WE ARE THROUGH GOD'S GRACE ABLE TO BE HIGH PRIESTS AND BE EQUIPPED BY BLESSINGS TO CARRY OUT OUR PRIESTLY DUTIES. Especially note how God understands