Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Momentary, Light Affliction

"Momentary, light affliction" is opposite of "eternal, weighty glory".
"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." ~ 2 Corinthians 4:17
Here's an interesting insight into this scripture, courtesy of Oswald Chambers book "The Love of God - The Message of Invincible Consolation". Chambers says: "Whenever Paul tries to state the unfathomable joy and glory which he has in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus, it is as if he cannot find words to express his meaning. In order to try to express it here he balances his words.
For instance, "affliction" is matched with "glory";
"light" is matched with "weight";
and "moment" is matched with "eternal".
I wonder if we balance our words like that?"

Thursday, July 9, 2015

"The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered, for the Lord has spoken this Word.
 The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish. The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants,
 because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken THE EVERLASTING COVENANT. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left." ~ Isaiah 24:3-6

So I wondered what "the everlasting covenant" is.
 I found the answer in Genesis 9:

"And God said: 'This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember THE EVERLASTING COVENANT between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.'
 And God said to Noah, 'This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.' " ~ Genesis 9:12-17

History

Born into a family of Gospel singers & musicians in South Bend, Indiana, David began singing & playing the piano as a small child.
In the 1970's, his musical style was shaped by the acoustic rock artists of the time - and in the 1980's David played the local nightclub circuit as keyboardist/singer with the band Justus.
But God comes in places unlooked for - unexpectedly.
After committing himself to the work of the Gospel, he served for three years as Praise & Worship Leader at a local church.
Now, David & his wife Debbie have committed themselves to sharing the Gospel of the life changing Power & Love of Jesus Christ, through this music ministry, based in Elkhart, Indiana.