like a Trumpet
Lily is a cup
rain falls from heavenly places
it falls in the heart of that flower
it blesses it and helps the flower to grow
that lily flower is the shape of a horn like a trumpet
that trumpet voice sounds and aroma is sweet and bitter
but it is heard nevertheless hope comes
and the thorns cannot not stop him
he has already conquered the thorns before
that lily fears not
she trusts because
the redeemer comes
she is still
Christ waited patiently in the garden when he knew that time was close, but he was still and he prayed. He was heard as his voice was a s a trumpet to the Lord. We are part of his body and our voice is heard.
How he loves us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoC1ec-lYps
This is considered a sacred text to those who are students that are dedicated to understanding truth . This book is in the Apocrypha of which the narrative of its authenticity has been questioned, held hostage and down right suppressing it is a disservice to Christians worldwide. I bring this up because In my spirit I believe that this text is a testimony of faith in our Creator and savoir, not man. it has been a tremendous source of trust for me to turn to the Lord in times of trouble. So I pray that everyone pray to the Lord Jesus Christ for him to confirm in your heart through the Holy Spirit of truth ,his will for this testimony of faith.
Book of Susanna 1 There dwelt a man in Babylon, called Joacim:
2 And he took a wife, whose name was Susanna, the daughter of Chelcias, a very fair woman, and one that feared the Lord.
3 Her parents also were righteous, and taught their daughter according to the law of Moses.
4 Now Joacim was a great rich man, and had a fair garden joining unto his house: and to him resorted the Jews; because he was more honourable than all others.
5 The same year were appointed two of the ancients of the people to be judges, such as the Lord spake of, that wickedness came from Babylon from ancient judges, who seemed to govern the people.
6 These kept much at Joacim's house: and all that had any suits in law came unto them. 7 Now when the people departed away at noon, Susanna went into her husband's garden to walk.
8 And the two elders saw her going in every day, and walking; so that their lust was inflamed toward her.
And they perverted their own mind, and turned away their eyes, that they might not look unto heaven, nor remember just judgments.
10 And albeit they both were wounded with her love, yet durst not one shew another his grief.
11 For they were ashamed to declare their lust, that they desired to have to do with her. 12 Yet they watched diligently from day to day to see her.
13 And the one said to the other, Let us now go home: for it is dinner time.
14 So when they were gone out, they parted the one from the other, and turning back again they came to the same place; and after that they had asked one another the cause, they acknowledged their lust: then appointed they a time both together, when they might find her alone.
15 And it fell out, as they watched a fit time, she went in as before with two maids only, and she was desirous to wash herself in the garden: for it was hot.
16 And there was no body there save the two elders, that had hid themselves, and watched her.
17 Then she said to her maids, Bring me oil and washing balls, and shut the garden doors, that I may wash me.
18 And they did as she bade them, and shut the garden doors, and went out themselves at privy doors to fetch the things that she had commanded them: but they saw not the elders, because they were hid.
19 Now when the maids were gone forth, the two elders rose up, and ran unto her, saying,
20 Behold, the garden doors are shut, that no man can see us, and we are in love with thee; therefore consent unto us, and lie with us.
21 If thou wilt not, we will bear witness against thee, that a young man was with thee: and therefore thou didst send away thy maids from thee.
22 Then Susanna sighed, and said, I am straitened on every side: for if I do this thing, it is death unto me: and if I do it not I cannot escape your hands.
23 It is better for me to fall into your hands, and not do it, than to sin in the sight of the Lord.
24 With that Susanna cried with a loud voice: and the two elders cried out against her. 25 Then ran the one, and opened the garden door.
26 So when the servants of the house heard the cry in the garden, they rushed in at the privy door, to see what was done unto her.
27 But when the elders had declared their matter, the servants were greatly ashamed: for there was never such a report made of Susanna.
28 And it came to pass the next day, when the people were assembled to her husband Joacim, the two elders came also full of mischievous imagination against Susanna to put her to death;
29 And said before the people, Send for Susanna, the daughter of Chelcias, Joacim's wife. And so they sent.
30 So she came with her father and mother, her children, and all her kindred.
31 Now Susanna was a very delicate woman, and beauteous to behold.
32 And these wicked men commanded to uncover her face, (for she was covered) that they might be filled with her beauty.
33 Therefore her friends and all that saw her wept.
34 Then the two elders stood up in the midst of the people, and laid their hands upon her head.
35 And she weeping looked up toward heaven: for her heart trusted in the Lord.
36 And the elders said, As we walked in the garden alone, this woman came in with two maids, and shut the garden doors, and sent the maids away.
37 Then a young man, who there was hid, came unto her, and lay with her.
38 Then we that stood in a corner of the garden, seeing this wickedness, ran unto them. 39 And when we saw them together, the man we could not hold: for he was stronger than we, and opened the door, and leaped out.
40 But having taken this woman, we asked who the young man was, but she would not tell us: these things do we testify.
41 Then the assembly believed them as those that were the elders and judges of the people: so they condemned her to death.
42 Then Susanna cried out with a loud voice, and said, O everlasting God, that knowest the secrets, and knowest all things before they be:
43 Thou knowest that they have borne false witness against me, and, behold, I must die; whereas I never did such things as these men have maliciously invented against me.
44 And the Lord heard her voice.
45 Therefore when she was led to be put to death, the Lord raised up the holy spirit of a young youth whose name was Daniel:
46 Who cried with a loud voice, I am clear from the blood of this woman.
47 Then all the people turned them toward him, and said, What mean these words that thou hast spoken?
48 So he standing in the midst of them said, Are ye such fools, ye sons of Israel, that without examination or knowledge of the truth ye have condemned a daughter of Israel?
49 Return again to the place of judgment: for they have borne false witness against her. 50 Wherefore all the people turned again in haste, and the elders said unto him, Come, sit down among us, and shew it us, seeing God hath given thee the honour of an elder. 51 Then said Daniel unto them, Put these two aside one far from another, and I will examine them.
52 So when they were put asunder one from another, he called one of them, and said unto him, O thou that art waxen old in wickedness, now thy sins which thou hast committed aforetime are come to light.
53 For thou hast pronounced false judgment and hast condemned the innocent and hast let the guilty go free; albeit the Lord saith, The innocent and righteous shalt thou not slay.
54 Now then, if thou hast seen her, tell me, Under what tree sawest thou them companying together? Who answered, Under a mastick tree.
55 And Daniel said, Very well; thou hast lied against thine own head; for even now the angel of God hath received the sentence of God to cut thee in two.
56 So he put him aside, and commanded to bring the other, and said unto him, O thou seed of Chanaan, and not of Juda, beauty hath deceived thee, and lust hath perverted thine heart.
57 Thus have ye dealt with the daughters of Israel, and they for fear companied with you: but the daughter of Juda would not abide your wickedness.
58 Now therefore tell me, Under what tree didst thou take them companying together? Who answered, Under an holm tree.
59 Then said Daniel unto him, Well; thou hast also lied against thine own head: for the angel of God waiteth with the sword to cut thee in two, that he may destroy you.
60 With that all the assembly cried out with a loud voice, and praised God, who saveth them that trust in him.
61 And they arose against the two elders, for Daniel had convicted them of false witness by their own mouth:
62 And according to the law of Moses they did unto them in such sort as they maliciously intended to do to their neighbour: and they put them to death. Thus the innocent blood was saved the same day.
63 Therefore Chelcias and his wife praised God for their daughter Susanna, with Joacim her husband, and all the kindred, because there was no dishonesty found in her.
64 From that day forth was Daniel had in great reputation in the sight of the people.
Our trust rests on the Ancient of Days, that his throne is sovereign over all. That is my comfort, my truth and where Christ rested his trust. He was the first-fruits and our savoir and I look to him for my example and where I look as I am working daily. I desire to be as close to his truth, his will and his purpose as I believe his will, truth and purpose was in alignment with the will and purpose of our creator. That just brings the old testament and the new testament into a marriage in my heart . They both serve as a key that unlocked the door to the other. Jesus unlocked the door of my heart to our Jewish brothers and sisters. The evidence of the will of our creator for Israel and his grafted in family. The greatest love story ever told. I shared this book because it serves a purpose greater being shared with those searching for renewed faith in our Lord then it does hidden and thrown away . The Spirit within me tells me this belongs in the bible again just like the days Christ walked this earth and should be returned to the book of Daniel where it once was. This story is a gift of faith in a dark hour where the face of evil was starring right at this woman. Yet she chose to face her creator and trust. Darkness and wickedness is staring the woman, the true church in the face today.
I am not alone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfveawSAHJA
Here is my prayer that I am lifting up like a trumpet to the Lord:
Heavenly Father ,Ancient of days, God of Elijah and Moses, Lord of Enoch and Isaiah, great redeemer to Job and Jonah,Holy one who came to Paul , Peter and John to testify, the great voice to the prophets ,the great I Am that saved your people from the snare of the enemy, the one who shed his blood so honestly ,your the fullness of love that never fails, in our distress your dry our tears, in our sin your what brings beauty, in the pit of despair your our strong arm, in our prison house of sorrow your our hope, when we are in a strange land your our deliverer , when we are in trouble your our great planner, when we are lost your our staff that navigates our path,when their is chaos your that spirit that calms ours, when our foundations are shaken your the green pastures of peace we seek, when we are in tribulation of heart your the army that shields us, when manipulation surrounds us your our clarity and understanding, when we are under attack your our perspective and truth , when we are in the fire and the den your our strong tower of hope,Lord when the seasons are changing and flood waters cover and hail storms fall, when the winds of war blow and armies surround us, your comfort comes,we are still, when landslides tumble , hurricanes destroy and tornadoes twist, when all seems to be out of natural order, we are still, you comfort us,when mothers and fathers weep because their families are broken and unrecognizable, when children's love is wax cold and the family is falling , when the fabric of our hearts, cities, nation, churches, schools are ripped and in need of repair O Lord, when disobedience runs the streets of our neighborhoods, you comfort us,Lord we are still, when our universe seems to be out of alignment with you Lord, when we are the voice in the wilderness calling out Lord, when we are weak your are our strength,when spiritual liberty has been kicked around and spit on, Lord we are still, you comfort us, when awareness is blinded and truth is foreign Lord we press forward and we are still, you comfort us,when our government is more like a slavery of oppression and suppressed hearts, Lord when we are shaken but still stand, when we are despaired by what we see we still walk faithfully, we are watching disorder , theft and cruelty all around us Lord,Lord the place I find my self is at your throne in prayer for comfort, your well of wisdom of your word and direction, I find myself under the wings of your protection I am still, you comfort me, waiting for the layers of love to fill my heart where the wicked , it seeks to steal all the good you give those who trust and believe in you. Lord the root system of hearts are in the one thing we can trust, the blood you shed for every soul and your word. That heart of redemption that was on that cross so that we could have joy and life with you eternally is a priceless gift. Lord when we are in the field and the pasture and the enemy tries to destroy, we trust your voice, your staff and your hand . You know our name Lord and you always close and for that I am truly thankful. Your the great builder of faith and the great designer of deliverance and redemption. thank you Lord that peace is truly with you and not in man. Thank you for keeping my heart filled with your peace and your joy. I pray that the hearts of my brothers and sisters can be comforted, that our spirits and souls yield to you Holy Spirit and that we can be lead to Lords will daily.
Help us to be harmless as doves, gentle hearted, peaceful and meek , believing in your miracles, wonders and great mercy and grace. Holy Spirit help us to remember your great signs , dreams and visions are you calling us to open our sleepy eyes.I pray for the zeal, fire, enthusiasm and joy of the Holy Spirit of revival burn within our hearts and our bones .I pray that the oil of Holy Spirit anointing of gladness, joy and great praise covers the hearts of every believer in Jesus Christ, Yeshua. I pray that the invigorating, and refreshing of the Holy Spirit within our souls is restored and renewed. I pray that our hearts remain fruitful, covered with forgiveness, grace and mercy. Holy Spirit I pray that we are humble, pure in heart, full of worship and praise toward you. That our adoration and devotions remains fixed on you. You are what holds our hearts captive as your the keeper of our hearts. Holy Spirit thank you for not forsaking us and reminding us of our value, worth and the purpose we have in your kingdom. You said that you would do things that we asked in Jesus name. I pray that faith in prayer is restored to those who need to be reminded of the power of their voice. Your word says that whatever we put our hands to it would prosper if it is done in the name Of Jesus. I pray the doubt is removed and that belief is standing strong in those hearts who need renewal. I pray that the mighty wind of the Holy Spirit sweeps into the hearts of your children as if it is a breathe of fresh air from you . A Holy Spirit revival that heals our very hearts. I pray that our steps are readied by you and that you go before us and guide and lead us into action. We don't want to quench you Holy Spirit or be not in your will. Give us the strength to stand our posts and in faith to face each day.I pray that the light of Christ shines brightly so that we may all point to him and share with others who is our great redeemer and deliverer. Thank you Holy Spirit for always being enough and always on time. You truly meet us in our very need and you secure so much for us when we draw near to you. Thank you Holy Spirit for providing for us and protecting and guarding our hearts. In Jesus Christ, Yeshua's name I pray.
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ that we know that when we turn to you, we are not alone and that you enter in and dine with us. Thank you Lord for sharing yourself with us daily!