Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Joy of the Lord is my strength...
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must give the Lord praise for His name is higher than all names. His very name is finer than the finest gold, richer than
all the riches seen by the eyes of man, impossible to fathom in the depths of my own imagination. No spice
or its very aroma plays sweeter to my senses than to speak and breathe the very name Elohim. Consumed by His comfort, without
motion I am still, restored in His rest, my slumber undisturbed through His peace, by His strength I am guarded.
I will praise the Lord for His peace and comfort are
in fullness and plenty. The universe itself couldn’t begin to hold the vast depths of His peace. He has given me the
cup I bear, the very cup of my blessing He causes to flow continuously without ceasing, My Father’s graciousness never
knowing an end.
My comfort dwells
only under the wings of my Lord. Under His wing I find my Pavilion, my Shelter, my Rock, the perfection of my protection.
In this perfection His majestic splendor remains eternally unmatched in both the Heavens and the Earth. Never will I find
the comfort, or protection I find nestled under the bow of His wing.
My blessing is found only in my Father whose number one concern is the needs of His
children. The smile I bear is the result of His love, the image of His smile upon my very face. He comforts me when my smile
becomes a frown, when my confidence is shaken because of my self-doubt. Even before I am at my weakest point the Lord is there
to comfort me and rejuvenate my very strength.
Father will let no object come in the way of withholding His sovereign love, no void is to large, or abyss to deep for His
divine peace to fall short of filling. In His peace I find my comfort, my safety from the unknown. I am
protected by His grace, His mercy, and His love. Within His arms no hurt will I ever know.
My Father is unlike any other Father, for in His majesty all things were created,
for He is the Great Creator. None can compare or compete with even His simplest of creations. For even the simplest of His
cells is more complex than the very galaxy in which it dwells. He is the beginning and the very Life that His hand as created.
The joy that my heart possesses is derived from the
same heart where joy first began. The joy the Lord first felt when He breathed life into Adam through the will of His
divine plan. Ever since the foundations of the Earth God has intended for His Joy is to reside in the heart of man. Without
this unique component the heart is truly tormented, continuously grieved, and unbearable sad.
My father has accounted for every hot tear I have shed
and understood the grief locked in each as they fell from my face. Tears all to familiar to my Father who
has also shed the tears of sorrow, the tears that were lost as His own Son hung nailed to a cross. Hung their rejected by
man, who’s sin along with mine bore deep into the very skin of the Son of man, with tears and a few last pre-resurrection
breaths Jesus still petitioned His Father to forgive the very men that nailed Him to the cross. Tears that flowed again when
the Son resurrected in flesh and returned to glory to sit at the right hand of His Father.
My Father knows of every challenge I will face, every near defeat I will conquer
through His strength that I have received. He has numbered every time Satan thought victory was imminent, only to re-enforce
the hedge and snatch it from his grasp. In my journey I will succeed, for the Lord will never give me more
than I can handle. His Spirit thrives and rejoices when these various challenges and attacks I overcome by the blood of His
Son. At the end of the race He waits to be the first to greet me, embrace me, and shower me with His praise. For by His strength
this race I am able to victoriously complete.
Please take comfort in the joy that our Father is the Light, He is the Light that no darkness
can ever seize. When darkness comes, when darkness is all you see, do as I do and open your eyes, by the Joy of the Lord all
darkness will be gone. Hail to the King of Kings! God Bless! Daniel Eggers
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Heed the warning...
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I must be honest;
my heart is heavy and full of the unshakable sense of urgency continuously causing me to seek the Lord for an answer.
I feel this is a message that I must share, please read and pray, seeking what the Lord will share with you in your
own prayer time.
I wish I could see the positive side of the news we are daily bombarded with, constantly taking
in fresh economic data to only shortly realize the data is dead on arrival and the only place for it is six feet under in
an already over flowing cemetery of dead bulls. Seeing the mass carnage I find myself stopping and thinking of the fat years,
the days of harvest and plenty, when the very seldom-bad data was immediately trampled under the stampede of the raging bulls
on Wall Street. Now the once dominant herd of bulls seems to have succumbed to the ever-vicious disease
of greed. This disease is 100% lethal, 100% of the time.
The symptoms of this malignant disease may vary,
but generally the initial symptoms may bring a false sense of euphoria, wealth, prestige, monetary bliss, and power, but these
are just a few ingredients in the bitter-sweet outer coating, the real viral causing symptoms of the disease are found once
this brief bitter outer coating is all but short lived. The next symptoms are a mix between immediate and
time released, causing a loss of fortune, bankruptcy, denial, finger pointing, failure to admit wrong doing, cold-sweats,
and sure collapse, ultimately 100% cold icy death.
So who allowed this infectious disease to go unchecked? Whose fault
is it anyways? Well, contrary to popular belief the current economic situation exacerbating this noxious disease of greed
isn’t just brought on because of the Big 3, Fannie and Freddie, Bear Sterns, AIG, and fill in the blank company’s
insatiable lust for greed, no, it is our nation as a whole living outside of our immediate needs. Charge
this, want that, grab, grab, grab, want, want, want, charge, charge, charge, you get the picture. Ironically the next shoe
to drop will lay in the inability for the millions in this nation to pay back the multi-trillion dollars worth of outstanding
personal debt, this is when the real pain will begin.
So we are all in this together,
all guilty in some way of contributing to this nation’s desire to want what we can’t have. I am guilty, I can
think of 5 things right now that I currently have, or once owned that I didn’t need, or have really never truly needed,
oh and I am certain I probably charged them all. I am currently doing the right thing through the intervention of some close
council, now able to stare my financial demons in the face, ridding myself of these costly skeletons.
I am only trying
to bring to attention that we are in some ways guilty of the horrible sin called greed, some obviously more than others, but
this isn’t a speck verses plank situation, what is done is done, we will either face the music or we will remain in
denial until the disease has consumed our very last breathe.
We are beginning
to see the root of the economic crises and the various reasons it has seemingly shattered to pieces, so what can we do to
fix it? The answer is simply pray the people of our nation will be freed from their lust for greed, this idol of damnation,
pray that the we will once again place the Lord as this nation’s cornerstone once again. We must
remember for this to happen the Lord will not and cannot regain His place if we have placed idol in His spot, the only way
to replace this idol with the Lord is for the Lord to tear the idol down. We must pray that Lord will tear this idol down,
He torn dagon down, He torn baal down, now He must tear these idols of greed and materialism down. If you agree with this
assessment than please pray about this with me in your own prayer closet.
The Lord God Almighty is the only cure
for the disease that is consuming everything in the financial market, and soon the personal finances of every person in this
nation. Some are already feeling the cold fingers of greed’s deathly grasp. I have hope, not just hope, but a promise
that comes from the Lord God Almighty; it is in Psalms 91:9-16:
Because you have made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the Most
High, your dwelling place; There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come nigh your dwelling. For He shall
give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall lift you up in their hands, lest you strike your
foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and cobra, the young lion and the serpent will you trample under foot.
Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He
shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him. With long life
will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation.
For this promise to become true we must make the Lord God our dwelling place,
we must know His name and call upon Him in this time of deliverance. In this day that we live there is
not one of us who is free of the guilt of sin, we are all sinners, only when we realize we are sinners can we truly be saved
from the sin that continues to constrict our souls from acknowledging our fault and receiving the blood spelt on Calvary’s
If during this
day of urgency, of divine chastising, spiritual awaking we would rather spend our free time watching TV, playing games, spending
hours online and don’t spend an ounce of time with our Father in prayer and supplication, we will answer for every second
we denied His call, denied His chance to come clean, and denied ourselves the opportunity to intercede for a nation and her
people who are in desperate need of prayer.
I cannot plead in any more earnest that we must all dwell in the shadow
of the Lord, make the Lord God Almighty our dwelling place, petitioning for His peace and safety, because those during these
final days of urgency who heed not the warning call to seek safety under the wing of the Lord, who would rather rely solely
on their own feeble mortal strength, these will see the ultimate fall and painful destruction of everything they sought in
vain to selfishly hold up that which cannot be held up against God’s divine wrath.
Please heed the Lord, make time daily
to seek the Lord and His guidance. Seek out His will for your life, we all have the time, it’s only a matter of whether
or not we make some for the Savior who had the time to bleed out, die, and carry the unfathomable weight of all our sin upon
his beaten and torn shoulders. This is truth, this is a warning, and this will be a turning point for some. God
Bless! Daniel Eggers
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
What option will you choose?
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I find myself
today praying for the state of our nation, the presidential change over, and the international economic crises.
My heart is continuously heavy with the uncertainty that America is bending her knees and submitting herself and repenting
for her abominations. If she continues her course, she will have to pay for the sin she has harbored and condoned.
We are only looking
at the beginning of the economic crises to hit America; much more is still to come. It only takes a few
minutes of listening to top economists and various blue chip corporation CEOs to get a feel for what is truly in store for
2009. Many have warned of this day, David Wilkerson is one, he warned of this day in his book The Vision,
I really recommend reading this truly God inspired book. It is surreal as you read the pages written in 1974 to only realize
that you and I are currently living these very warnings that you read on the pages of this book.
The Lord has always had watchmen, or
prophets for every generation, watching and warning society to change course or prepare for the consequence of sin. Our nation
has been warned for a long time to turn away from her current path to destruction, but she has not yielded, only pushed the
petal past the floorboard.
In past commentaries I have pointed out the idol of materialism and greed here in America. This is just one of the
few that have position themselves as false gods within our society. Compare the shedding of innocent blood, lust, homosexuality,
and blatant disregard for God (Elohay Elohim) and His righteous morals with the societies that have risen and within a spell
fallen because one if not all of these life devouring, society damning abominations became the blood/sin craving anti-gods
feeding the insatiable desire to void man’s soul from the eternal joy and freedom the only true God longs for every
man to acquire. All of these sins have come though a pompous pride deceitfully blinding man to the truth we are accountable
to God and God alone. Somewhere as a nation we have left this truth and now accountability has been replaced with an anything
goes mentality, a society obsessed with binge sinning.
This continual disregard for God, continual disregard for His divine morals, and the continual flagrant disregard
for the warnings of national repentance gone unheeded comes with a society destroying price tag, a debt that can only be written
off through heart-felt repentance. America is playing with fire, an all consuming fire, the Creator of fire and the very elements
that it consumes, if this disregard for the chance to correct our stance with God goes overlooked once again, we will get
Too long America has
listened to the false prophets of prosperity doctrine, to long America has listened not to the warnings of God’s watchmen,
to long we as a nation we have been deceived by our own comforts and riches, face it even America’s poorest on average
are 10x better off than 6 billion of our worldly neighbors. We have been led astray, we have relied on our comforts instead
of the one true Comforter.
Then said I, Ah,
Lord God! Behold, the prophets say unto them, Ye shall not see the sword, neither shall ye have famine; but I will give you
assured peace in this place. Then the Lord said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name; I sent them not, neither have
I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination (Pagan fortune-telling), and
of worthless things, and the deceit of their heart. Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that prophesy in
my name, and I sent them not, yet they say, Sword and famine shall not be in this land; By sword and famine shall those prophets
be consumed. Jeremiah 14:13-15
Please seek the
Lord our God and be not deceived by the false prophets who speak of peace and prosperity, these days have come and gone because
of the nations disinterest with rightly giving praise for the hand that poured out these great blessings. We
have instead turned these blessings into a man made event and history has shown man without God is sure to fail.
We are not left without options as we enter into 2009. We are left with the same options that man has had since time
began, God or man. Which option will you choose, which option will you share with your friend or family
members, which option will you let your faith reside. Every second lost is one second closer to judgment
or for some redemption. Choose this day who you will serve. God Bless! Daniel
Sunday, November 16, 2008
The shadow of the Lord...
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God Bless, and praise
be to our Savior! I have an encouraging verse today for those who will receive it. Psalm
91:1, He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I pray you
too find this to be a comforting verse.
3 weeks ago my
wife and I were going through Sams to pick up a few items before our baby Emma was to be born, some last minute provisions
you could say. It was a Saturday, and if you are familiar with Sams and Saturday then you know that free
samples are everywhere. I told my wife we would make a point to try everything we could; because of course
I love samples, especially when I haven’t had lunch yet.
As we walked around trying the many
different samples, we came to a woman who was handing out samples of yogurt, by this time my wife was about 37 weeks through
her pregnancy, most people would ask when she was due, or whether it was a boy or girl, but this woman asked a different question.
She said, “How do you spoil a child?” I responded with, “ Spare the rod, and spoil the child.” Her
face immediately lit up with surprise and I knew I was talking to a sister in Christ.
As we continued to talk she instructed
me to pray over our child everyday, and to look up Psalm chapter 91. We said God Bless to one another and my wife and I carried
on our path for quenching my appetite for samples.
A few minutes later I was telling my wife that when one Christian tells another Christian of a verse in the Bible
to check it out, you never know, God may have been using this person to share truth, peace, or even guidance, though the Word
of God always seems to bring all three without hesitation. So as soon as we got home my wife looked it up.
As I began to ponder the first verse
I couldn’t help but think about my secret place, my place where I direct my prayers to the Throne of God, the quiet
place the Lord lays me beside the still waters, I immediately began to feel peace.
The peace began to flow through my
spirit as I finished the rest of the verse, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. What a place to abide,
in God’s shadow. In order for a shadow to be present an object has to present. For us to abide in
the shadow of the Lord, than the Lord must be present, this is the peace factor, the joy of knowing that the Lord is present.
But you can’t abide within the shadow of the Lord if you don’t dwell in your secret place over which the
shadow of the Lord covers.
Our time alone with
the Lord is invaluable and undeniably one of the most important areas of the Christian’s walk of Faith.
Without this time alone with the Lord we can become led astray, fooled by the principalities and wickedness of this
world, fail to understand God’s will for our lives, the spiritually destructive effects upon our soul are endless when
we fail to spend alone time with our Creator, our Savior, our Lord. If neglect of our alone time with the Heavenly Father
will cause such spiritual repercussions, than with passionate observance the spiritual blessings are ultimately endless and
this day that we live we are consistently traveling through the valley of the shadow of death, where with the Lord we should
fear no evil. I challenge us all to spend more time, or if you don’t, start spending time with the
Lord in a place of quiet isolation. Seek your Father as you would a lost friend, love Him as you would a loved one, and trust
in Him unlike any other trust you have ever expended. God is real, God is love, and God is truth.
Seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened. God Bless! Daniel