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Saturday, September 16, 2017

HALLELUJAH / ALLELUIA !!! PRAISE THE LORD! !!!

Christianity can be condensed into four words: Admit, Submit, Commit and Transmit. -Samuel Wilberforce


HALLELUJAH / ALLELUIA

 HALLELUJAH

While the Hebrew words הָלַל (halal) and יָהּ (Yahh) combine form “Hallelujah” (Halleluyah) the word itself does not appear in the KJV of the Bible, nor does its literal translation “Praise ye Jehovah.”  However, it is rendered “Praise ye the LORD.”  Because this phrase stands at the beginning of ten of the Psalms (106, 111-113, 135, 146-150), they are called the “Hallelujah Psalms.”  As can be seen below, it also appears twelve additional times in the Psalms:


Psalm 104:35 – “Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more.  Bless thou the LORD, O my soul.  Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 105:45 – “That they might observe His statutes, and keep His laws. Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 106:1, 48 – Praise ye the LORD O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good:  for His mercy endureth forever….Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting:  and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 111:1 – “Praise ye the LORD I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.”

Psalm 112:1 – “Praise ye the LORD.  Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in His commandments.”

Psalm 113:1, 9 – “Praise ye the LORD Praise, O ye servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD….He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 116:19 – “In the courts of the LORD’s house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem.  Praise ye the LORD.

Psalm 117:2 – “For His merciful kindness is great toward us:  and the truth of the LORD endureth forever.  Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 135:1, 21 – Praise ye the LORD.  Praise ye the name of the LORD; praise Him, O ye servants of the LORD….Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem.  Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 146:1, 10 – Praise ye the LORD.  Praise the LORD, O my soul….The LORD shall reign forever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 147:1, 20 – “Praise ye the LORD for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely….He hath not dealt so with any nation:  and as for His judgments, they have not known them.  Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 148:1, 14 – “Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise Him in the heights….He also exalteth the horn of His people, the praise of all His saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto Him.  Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 149:1, 9 – “Praise ye the LORD Sing unto the LORD a new song, and His praise in the congregation of saints….To execute upon them the judgment written:  this honor have all His saints.  Praise ye the LORD.”

Psalm 150:1, 6 – “Praise ye the LORD.  Praise God in His sanctuary:  praise Him in the firmament of His power….Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.  Praise ye the LORD.”

Jeremiah 20:13 – “Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORDfor He hath delivered the soul of the poor from the hand of evildoers.”

 

[Note:  The phrase “Praise ye the LORD” appears in Judges 5:2 and Jeremiah 20:13, but both are based on different Hebrew words.]

ALLELUIA

The Greek form of the word actually does appear in the KJV, and it is not translated.  All four occurrences are found in Revelation Nineteen: 

Revelation 19:1-6 – “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the Lord our God:  for true and righteous are His judgments: for He hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of His servants at her hand.  And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up forever and ever.  And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.  And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye His servants, and ye that fear Him, both small and great.  And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia:  for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.”

WHETHER YOU ARE A FORMER JEW OR A FORMER GENTILE,

AS A BORN AGAIN BELIEVER,

YOU HAVE MUCH FOR WHICH TO PRAISE THE LORD!

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

PRAISE AND WORSHIP BRINGS ANSWERED PRAYER.

Christianity can be condensed into four words: Admit, Submit, Commit and Transmit. -Samuel Wilberforce




Brooklyn Tabernacle: The Church That Prayer Built

Brooklyn Tabernacle

Before long, seeing few victories and feeling personally defeated, the discouraged pastor decided he needed to quit. It was during that dark period he received a distinct and unexpected call from God to lead the people to pray. The next time he was before the church, he told them about his strange call from the Lord to focus on prayer.
The following Tuesday night, about a dozen members joined the pastor for prayer. They joined hands, stood in a circle and prayed. Five minutes later, they were finished. They obviously weren’t sure yet how to conduct a prayer meeting but they had taken the first steps. Over the next few years, Brooklyn Tabernacle would become known around the country and around the world as a praying church.
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Today, about 10,000 people every Sunday wait in line to attend Brooklyn Tabernacle. The attendance is a miracle, but it doesn’t end there.
Carol Cymbala has led the Choir since soon after arriving at Brooklyn Tabernacle. Her original choir consisted of nine people. In spite of not reading music, Pastor Cymbala’s wife Carol has received five Dove Awards, six Grammy Awards and has written hundreds of songs for the now 270-voice choir and for their 28 albums.
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How has all of this occurred? Jim Cymbala traces it all to that call from the Lord so long ago to build a praying church, and to make the weekly prayer meeting the most important service of the week. He calls the prayer meeting  “the barometer of the church.”
It didn’t start big but it grew. The first Tuesday night prayer meeting of a few members gathered in a circle is now 3,000 people a week crowding into the church to call upon the Lord. The prayer meeting officially begins at 7 p.m. but people start pouring in at 5 p.m. to pray for the prayer meeting!
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In my life, the most spiritual experiences I’ve ever had in church have been at Brooklyn Tabernacle—both at the Sunday Church services and at the Tuesday night prayer meetings. The book Fresh Wind Fresh Fire,written the same year I came to Hyde Park Baptist Church as senior pastor, is the most influential book I’ve ever read.
Not everyone has had the privilege yet of attending the Tuesday night prayer meeting in Brooklyn, so we are bringing it to Austin. On Thursday, September 14, Jim Cymbala is coming to lead a City Wide Prayer Meeting at Hyde Park Baptist Church. This gift to the city is a ministry of the Unceasing Prayer Movement of Austin. Everyone is invited to attend. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for prayer before the service begins at 7:00 p.m.
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God is moving in Austin, and around the country, through a prayer movement. Brooklyn Tabernacle is nothing short of a miracle but God can do anywhere what He has done there. We are praying now that the prayer movement in Austin will be energized and pastors and churches will be encouraged to pray as never before. God still hears and answers prayer!
This article originally appeared here.


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Kie Bowman
My name is Kie Bowman. I am the Senior Pastor of Hyde Park Baptist Church and The Quarries Church (“one church in two locations”) in Austin, Texas (www.hpbc.org). Originally from Fairbanks, Alaska (the rumors are true- it’s cold!), I arrived in Texas for Seminary in the 1980′s where I earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. Following my Seminary training I made my way to the Atlanta area where I served two churches in 10 years until 1997 when I came to Hyde Park in Austin as Senior Pastor.

Praise and worship brings answered 

prayer!C.S.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Aleluia ...ca Tu Doamne rămâi veșnic credincios fata de noi

Christianity can be condensed into four words: Admit, Submit, Commit and Transmit. -Samuel Wilberforce

Anca Popescu …e in cer de 8 ani


Când.....

Când din viaţa mea au dispărut bucuriile de altădată,
  Şi comorile, care erau ale mele odată, nu le mai pot revendica,
Acest adevăr îmi hrăneşte inima însetată şi înfometată:
  Doamne, TU RĂMÂI AICI! TU eşti mereu acelaşi!

Când râurile seacă, acele râuri de bucurie înviorătoare –
  Prietenii atât de binecuvântate, de rodnice, de libere;
Când cerul sărutat de soare face loc norilor deprimanţi,
  Doamne, TU RĂMÂI AICI! TU eşti încă în inima mea.

Când puterea te lasă, şi picioarele, acum obosite şi sleite,
  Nu mai pot merge în misiunile fericite,
De ce să oftez, sau să las să mi se întunece zilele?
  Doamne, TU RĂMÂI AICI! Mi-ai putea da mai mult?

Astfel în zilele vieţii mele – oricine sau orice mi-ar lipsi,
  Prieteni, prietenii, bucurii, într-o măsură mai mică sau mai mare,
Cântările vor fi ale mele, nici o întristare nu trebuie să mă asalteze,
  Doamne, TU RĂMÂI AICI! TU eşti încă în inima mea.J.Danson Smith
Aleluia ...ca Tu Doamne rămâi veșnic credincios fata de noi

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