By John Thiel, mp3
Scripture reading: 1 Peter 3:8 Finally, [be ye] all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, [be] pitiful, [be] courteous: 9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
We are called upon to be a light where we are, in the corner where we are, even in the church. There is a harmony that exists between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and He has created intelligent beings who are to be infused with that same harmony. We realise that, as earthlings, we are to be prepared to enter into that harmony that the Godhead and the angels have; but to enter there we need to come into the harmony that exists there. We are part of the three angels’ messages. What does this mean in regards to harmony? Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, mp3
Scripture reading: Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
The judgment has set, the books have been opened;
How shall we stand in that great day
When every thought, and word, and action,
God, the righteous Judge, shall weigh?
King Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon was exposed to Daniel for some time. Not just Daniel but Daniel as God. He experienced the fiery furnace ordeal and was acquainted with Jesus who came into that fiery furnace and preserved the life of the three young worthies. Nebuchadnezzar was very impressed with the Hebrew God to the point where he made a decree that everybody had to worship Him. Nebuchadnezzar experienced the power of God in telling the dream of Daniel to Nebuchadnezzar. He saw the failure of his own religion, his sorceress and soothsayers and so on but Daniel and the God of heaven time and time again proved to Nebuchadnezzar that all power does lie in heaven. As all this happened, there was still an issue with King Nebuchadnezzar. That issue was pride. Read the rest of this entry
By John Thiel, Audio: mp3
We are here to worship our Lord, our God; the majesty of the universe. As we aspire to such worship, do we know what it actually is? Do you know what it is to worship God? The dictionary meaning for worship is to adore; to regard with adoration; to adore our Lord, to adore God, to regard constantly with the sense of adoration. Can you put on adoration? To do it unfeigning, we must have a reason for adoration. This is what I want to spend time on, to embrace a reason among many reasons, that causes us to adore Him with inexpressible words; impressions that cannot be expressed to adore Him.
He Has Created us
He has created us. That is a reason for worship; He is our creator. For this quick contemplation we come to Psalm 100:
Psalm 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he [is] God: [it is] he [that] hath made us, and not we ourselves; [we are] his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name. 5 For the LORD [is] good; his mercy [is] everlasting; and his truth [endureth] to all generations.