YOUR GLORY IS HIGHER THAN THE HEAVENS

 

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

“The world appears very little to a soul that contemplates the greatness of God.”

-Brother Lawrence (1614-1691), author, The Practice of the Presence of God

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“O LORD, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.”

-Psalm 8:1 NLT

Your majestic name fills the earth!- How illustrious is the name of Jesus throughout the world! His incarnation, birth, humble and obscure life, preaching, miracles, passion, death, resurrection, and ascension, are celebrated through the whole world. His religion, the gifts and graces of his Spirit, his people – Christians – his Gospel and the preachers of it are everywhere spoken of. No name is so universal, no power and influence so generally felt, as those of the Savior of mankind. Amen.

Your glory is higher than the heavens.- The heavens are glorious, the most glorious of all the works of God which the eye of man can reach; but the glory of God is infinitely above even these. The words also seem to intimate that no power, earthly or diabolical, can lessen or injure that glory. The glory and honor which God has by the Gospel shall last through time, and through eternity; and of that glory none shall be able to rob him, to whom majesty and dominion are eternally due. This has been applied by some to the resurrection of our Lord. He rose from the dead, and ascended above all heavens; and by these his glory was sealed, his mission accomplished, and the last proof given to his preceding miracles.

Source: Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible

Picture: www.heartlight.org

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

LOGO: δυναμόω

 

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well.

I have created a new blog today, http://dunamoo.wordpress.com/.

The Scripture that stands behind the name change is,

May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,

Colossians 1:11 ESV

The greek word “δυναμόω” means “to strengthen, to empower, to give capability to.” God is our strength! He empowers us as believers.

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

John 15:5 NLT

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God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Psalm 46:1 ESV

I did a word search trough the Bible and found many passages that speak of God being the one who gives us strength. I think primarily through prayer but as we hear and believe his Word it brings strength to our soul. Remember he has left us The Holy Spirit who is at work in us. The Holy Spirit instructs, regenerates, sanctifies, and comforts believers. I wrote a little about it today, δυναμόω .

I have three kinds of logos which could be used but I’m not sure which one is best. I would like to hear your thoughts about it by voting.

Thanks!

God is our strength!

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

The LORD is Near to the Brokenhearted

 

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

You need not cry very loud; he is nearer to us than we think.

-Brother Lawrence (c.1614-1691), author, The Practice of the Presence of God

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The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18 ESV.

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted,…. Who are pressed and bore down with afflictions, by the sorrow of heart under which their spirits are broken,

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Proverbs 15:13 ESV

or with a sense of sin, and sorrow for it, for which their hearts feels, and they are wounded by it, and broken with it: to these the Lord is “near”; not in a general way only, as he is to all men, being God omnipresent, but in a special manner; he comes and manifests himself to them in a gracious way, pours his love, and binds up their broken hearts; yeah, comes and dwells with them: he does not pass by them and ignore them, much less make the gap worse; he does not break the bruised reeds, but he heals their breaches;

and saves the crushed in spirit.– In an evangelical way; who are humbled under a sense of sin, and melted down in true repentance, under a view of the love and grace of God; and are poor in their own eyes: to these the Lord has compassion; the sacrifices of a broken and crushed spirit are not despised by him, but accepted through faith in Christ; and such he saves with an everlasting salvation in Him.

Source: Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible *Changed/edited some of the wording for a better understanding of the text.

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

God’s Superlatives

 

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well!

Writers are supposed to avoid superlatives. The textbooks tell us that authors who use extreme adjectives like “fabulous,” “magnificent,” and “splendid” are usually overstating the case. These graphic superlatives are to be reserved only for occasions that actually merit their use, and then they are to appear very seldom.

But when the writers of the Bible spoke of the blessings of God upon His children, they used the strongest of terms. So marvelous are the riches of Christ enjoyed by His own that the Holy Spirit, the author of God’s Word, used the most extravagant language to describe them. Here are a few examples:

—God’s pardon is “abundant”

(Isaiah 55:7 ESV)

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—His love “surpasses knowledge”

(Ephesians 3:19 ESV)

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—His gift of salvation is “inexpressible”

(2 Corinthians 9:15 ESV)

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—His life is “more abundant”

(John 10:10 ESV)

Paul, writing to the discouraged Corinthians, said that through God we are,

“enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God”

(2 Corinthians 9:11 ESV).

Feeling poor of spirit?

Wishing you had more of the riches of this world?

Remember the superlatives of God!

—David C. Egner

Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez

+20k Views! :)

 

Hey everyone! How are you? I hope all is well! Happy Friday!

And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

Colossians 3:17 NLT

It has been about a week since I last blogged. I know I have fallen behind and I really don’t want that happening. Life has been getting busy lately. My goal has been to stay consistent in putting up new posts on a daily basis. I know it’s a tough goal, but I think it’s doable and I definitely enjoy doing it! I might begin doing it every other day at least four new blog posts a week. I really appreciate you reading (liking) and sharing your comments on the blog posts. I can’t believe I have reached 20 thousand views on this blog site! That’s really cool! :)

Let me share a little about what God has been doing in my life.

So what’s new with me? I recently signed up for membership at the UFC Gym and I’ve been going 4 times a week to workout and get fit. My goal is to be energized and stay in shape.

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NLT

My goal is to glorify God as I lift weights and do cardio on a treadmill. I think everyday there is an opportunity in what we do to glorify God! I want to not only be spiritually fit but also physically.

I have been working on my Church’s website check it out, newhopewestcovina.org. I’m an amateur in web-design but in my limited skills I seek to use it for the edification of the church.

I am going through training to become a deacon in my church and it is a joy to serve others. Being out of school these last few months I have been able to be more involved in my local church and I am thankful for that. I really miss school though and hope to get back and finish the last two classes in order to graduate.

I’ve got problems like everyone else but I take them to God and let him be the one who lifts my burdens and guides me through life. Knowing that God is sovereign is such a relief because nothing happens by accident but God is orchestrating everything for my own good in the end.

That’s a little of what’s going on with me right now. God is really good to us! :)

To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; To seek him, the greatest adventure; To find him, the greatest human achievement.

– Raphael Simon

Thanks again for reading!

—Always, for God’s glory and our joy in Him!

Kevin Nunez