Psalm 133 – TPT A song to bring you higher, by King David
1 How truly wonderful and delightful
to see brothers and sisters living together in sweet unity!
2 It’s as precious as the sacred scented oil
flowing from the head of the high priest Aaron,
dripping down upon his beard and running all the way down
to the hem of his priestly robes.[a]
3 This heavenly harmony can be compared to the dew
dripping down from the skies upon Mount Hermon,
refreshing the mountain slopes of Israel.
For from this realm of sweet harmony
God will release his eternal blessing, the promise of life forever!
There is a peace that comes over you just reading this Psalm. How beautiful it would be for this to be the norm of every church. But man will always be tempted to form a pillar from a particular doctrine that appeals to him, which unfortunately crowds out other important teachings of God’s word. The word of God must be taken as a whole. We should not be forming our church around just our favorite doctrines but on all the teachings of the Bible. The Bible is not a catalog for our selection, but rather a living guide for our relationship with God that constantly breaths His life into us.
God’s written word, just like a human being, has life in itself and is capable of moving and accomplishing things. The Bible is a supernatural book written by a supernatural person who sent it through human authors. It leads us in a spiritual dance with God that gets better understood with every dance that follows – like God, it is new every morning.
Sometimes there are historical declarations in the Old Testament about the life of one of the kings or a battle, that has application to battles in our life. The word of God was first cut into a stone tablet, then hand-copied by men onto sheepskin scrolls, written on papyri, printed on the Gutenberg press, and now is available to us in cloud storage, but more importantly, Hebrews 4:12 says it has always had life in itself. It is a type of DNA code that is able to replicate spiritual life in people, reconnecting them back to God.
A small quote from the above source:
“The handwriting is now on the wall. The final days of Governor Gavin Newsom’s ‘color-coded executive edicts’ banning worship are numbered and coming to an end. It is past time to end these unconstitutional restrictions on places of worship.”
We thank God for the risk and courage that Harvest Rock Church and International Ministry took on behalf of the body of Christ. They had been threatened with criminal prosecution, fines, and closure, by the city of Pasadena. May we all stand firm against the spirit of Antichrist that manifests through the hierarchy of the medical establishment in our day. Balancing our responses with the wisdom that God would give us and the creativity to develop ministry formats that circumvent head butting with government officials as much as possible.
Romans 12:18 – If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. (ESV)