Blessed is She is a book meant to lead women to the Bible, to be an aid in helping us understand how to read and study God’s Word for ourselves, to apply it to our lives and to grow our faith. The intention is that, through this book, every woman may come to know that:
· the Bible is for her
· she can read the Bible and understand it
· the Bible is relevant and applicable to her life here and now
· the women in the Bible were women just like her, who experienced the same heartaches and spiritual trials she experiences
· the faith journey of every woman in the Bible is similar to her own
This devotional Bible study will jumpstart women in their own discovery of Bible truths and life lessons, and even more important, the very heart of God for them. The study features a close-up look at Elizabeth, Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary of Bethany, Martha, and Naomi. Use the devotional pages for personal growth in quiet time with God and individual Bible reflection. For the woman who wants to delve deeper, For More Understanding pages allow a further exploration of what God’s Word teaches about each Bible subject. To enhance group discussion and personal reflection, use the For Deeper Thought questions at the back of the book, or zoom into a more in-depth group focus with the 8-week “Elizabeth” Bible study.
The design for the Preacher's Commentary gives the reader an overall outline of each book of the Bible. Following the introduction, which reveals the author's approach and salient background on the book, each chapter of the commentary provides the Scripture to be exposited. The New King James Bible has been chosen for the Preacher's Commentary because it combines with integrity the beauty of language, underlying Hebrew and Greek textual basis, and thought-flow of the 1611 King James Version, while replacing obsolete verb forms and other archaisms with their everyday contemporary counterparts for greater readability. Reverence for God is preserved in the capitalization of all pronouns referring to the Father, Son, or Holy Spirit. Readers who are more comfortable with another translation can readily find the parallel passage by means of the chapter and verse reference at the end of each passage being exposited. The paragraphs of exposition combine fresh insights to the Scripture, application, rich illustrative material, and innovative ways of utilizing the vibrant truth for his or her own life and for the challenge of communicating it with vigor and vitality.
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- Understand foundational principles of worship in the Word
- Learn from the Worship Legacy and Kingship of David
- Discover the Priesthood Ministry of Worship
- Enter the Holy of Holies and see the Glory return to the Church
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts. - Haggai 2:9
However, in Praise and Thanksgiving, a man forgets his needs and comes to the Lord, receives a revelation of the Person or a deed of the Lord, and then praises and thanks the Lord for who He is or for what He has done. God is thus the object of the Ministry of Praise and Thanksgiving! God’s heart is satisfied. His “need” of praise and thanksgiving is met. He is exalted and His heart satisfied.
God demands that the saints render this ministry to Him unceasingly. He wants praise from His own round the clock. He is glad when praise flows from His to Him. He is disappointed when it does not come.
The believer is called to praise and thank the Lord unceasingly -- always, at all times and in every circumstance. It is as if God were saying to the believer, “Forget yourself, forget your circumstances; praise and thank Me. Praise and thank Me when you like what has happened. Praise and thank Me when you see the good in what I have done. Praise and thank Me when you do not see any good in what has happened. I am sovereign. That which has happened, which is apparently good, I will cause to work out for your blessing. That which has happened and is apparently bad, I will cause to work out for your blessing. As long as you remain yielded to Me, I will cause all that has happened to you to turn out for your blessing. I have willed good for you and what I have willed for you will come to pass, regardless of what may apparently be happening.”
In the call to praise and thanksgiving at all times and in all circumstances, the Lord is saying to those who know and love Him, “My children, all will work out for your good. Do not look only at the immediate circumstances. Do not look only at the here and now. Look ahead. Look fifty or one hundred years ahead, and then you will see that this apparent tragedy has been moulded into a blessing for you by Me. I know what I am doing. All will be as it should be. The future will hold together. Show that you believe that I am in control; show that you believe that I am sovereign, show that you believe that I am able to transform the ugliest event into a blessing for you, by praising and thanking Me now in every circumstance, even though you do not yet know how I will work in this circumstance for your blessing! Have faith in Me. Believe Me now, in spite of the present situation, for what I will do in the future!
Believing God now and trusting all the future to Him, everyone who loves the Lord should act his faith by now obeying the command of the Lord which says, “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 RSV), and also the Scripture which says, “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).
There will be many events for which you will immediately cry out, “Praise the Lord!” because you see the immediate benefit to you from what has happened. Ensure that that cry is loud, firm and unceasing.
There will be other events which, on immediate analysis, seem to be bad or very bad for you. Also cry out, “Praise the Lord!” even though you do not see any immediate benefit that can come out of them. Cry out, “Praise the Lord!” Ensure that the cry is loud, firm and unceasing. God has willed that you thus praise Him. Do. He will act and you will be amazed by the way He will transform apparent tragedies into great blessings.
Glory be to the Lord !
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