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Wednesday, May 29 2019

You are Yahweh, Most High over all the earth, far transcending all gods.

Psalm 97:9 TNJB
 

I am Most High over earth—exalt Me above false gods of the heart.

Idols are low-life—I am the Infinite High God.

Idols are deaf—I pay attention to every prayerful word.

Idols are heartless and insensitive—I care deeply about you.

Idols are blind—I am aware of every agony, attitude, and action.

Take the high road of eminent domain, not the low road of idolatry.

Surrender to My Transcendent Highness!


 

I am Most High over everything—understand that idolatry is insanity.

Decisions built on atheism construct a dead-end road.

Take the high road of enthusiastic devotion, not the low road of irreverence.

Submit in thoughtful homage!
 

I am Most High over ethics—live as a child of the Light.

Avoid shadows—do not scurry like a cockroach in dark corners.

Stay close to My heart and make Me the Tour Guide on your journey,

     then you will not be down-in-the-mouth for fear of being found out.

Take the high road of excellent determination, not the low road of iniquity.

Struggle on in My transforming holiness!
 

I am Most High over eternity—feel for people who are joyless.

Let your heart go out to those who do not worship Me—

     people who will one day sadly experience My wrath firsthand.

The other side of mercy’s coin has a cutting edge—there is hell to pay!

Take the high road of expectant deliverance, not the low road of incredulity.

See the terrifying hereafter!
 

I am Most High over ecstasy—honor My reign as King of the cosmos.

I am Lord of the universe—so all will ultimately be right with the world.

With very little to celebrate in your unbalanced world,

     here is a great reason to rejoice—I am redeeming you from sin.

Someday it will become crystal clear that I am absolutely right—

     and that I am earth’s Rightful Ruler.

Take the high road of exultant delight, not the low road of indifference.

Sing in triumphant happiness!
 

© Pastor Johnny R. Almond, Day 230 Gentle Whispers from Eternity

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Tuesday, May 21 2019

Come into the Light by Glenn Gemmel
 

The Way to the Truth of Life
 

I am the way, the truth, and the life.  John 14:6 NLT
 

I am the only Road that leads to the destination of glory.

Convicted of sin, do a repentant U-turn and travel the King’s Highway.

Challenged by righteousness, set out to be like your Sinless Savior.

Convinced of judgment, make a conscious effort to prepare yourself.

My death on the cross paved the highway to the Father’s future.

My blood on your soul marks you as a child of God He will not disown.

Follow the Way—and be confident of reaching heaven.
 

I am the only Reality that defines goodness.

Lied to by the dark prince, turn a deaf ear to his brainwashing.

Led by the Spirit of truth, listen well and learn life’s greatest lessons.

Loved by the One knowing you best, stay near and enjoy My company.

My light liberates you to sing for joy in the Father’s freedom.

My Spirit in your mind teaches you truth you would not learn otherwise.

Learn the Truth—and be changed for good from the inside out.
 

I am the only Redeemer who distributes grace.

Attacked by the evil one, do not forget that he is a hateful killjoy.

Attracted by the Holy Spirit, surrender and know life in all its fullness.

Approved by the Father, revel in His love and rest assured of heaven.

My promise guarantees the bright tomorrow of the Father’s festival.

My melody in your heart instructs you in faith’s dance of joy.

Celebrate the Life—and be cheerful in all circumstances.
 

I am the Way to the Truth of Life.

Your search for heaven, significance, and vitality ends in My heart.
 

© Pastor Johnny R. Almond, Day 323 Gentle Whispers from Eternity

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Monday, May 13 2019

You know these things—now do them! That is the path of blessing.
John 13:17 NLT
 

Reverence My path of authority—know and understand that I am Lord.

     My Father gave Me dominion over everything—I am Sovereign over all.

          I Am Who I Am—I Will Always Be Who I Have Always Been.

          I am Alpha and Omega, God’s Holy Alphabet—First Light, Last Word.

          To receive My blessing of peace, surrender to My absolute control.

     I came down from heaven to save the world—I am the Son of God.      

          I have always loved you and I always will—there is no greater comfort. 

          I am the Way to Truth of Life—the key to reality, wisdom, and eternity.

          To receive My blessing of optimism, believe I am who I say I am. 
 

Walk My path of action—practice daily the way of Life I teach you.

     I condescended to become a human being—and to live as a servant.

          Earthlings are intent on upward mobility—I model downward mobility. 

          The way up is down—Servant Path winds through neighborhood pain. 

          I went around doing good, so be careful that you do not just go around.

          Christianity is made for the road, not just for the church building.

          To receive My blessing of friendship, obey Me unquestioningly.

     I change you from inside out into My holy image—sanctifying your life

          Focus more on holiness than hygiene; value character above reputation.   

          Let Me wash your hands—let everything you do in your body honor Me.

          Let Me wash your head—let all you think with your mind please Me.

          Let Me wash your feet—let everywhere you go bless your soul.

          Stay on the path of everlasting life—avoid self-destructive detours.

          I give you a clear conscience, a joyful melody, and a buoyant step. 

          To receive My blessing of purity, plead for mercy and count on My love. 
 

Follow My path of affection—demonstrate to the world that I am Love. 

     By example I have shown you to be sympathetic

          The law to love equally is old—the order to love sacrificially is new.

          Loving neighbors is Old Testament—loving saints is New Testament. 

          Cry tears with the brokenhearted—let your heart care like I do.

          I proved My love on Skull Hill; now prove yours wherever you live.       

          To receive My blessing of fulfillment, learn to really care for others.

     Love people in My church—give the world a sign you are My disciple. 

          Don’t say you love the invisible God, if you don’t love visible humans. 

          The mark of genuine discipleship is love for those who walk in My steps.  

          To receive My blessing of purpose, help those walking the way with you. 
 

© Pastor Johnny R. Almond;  Gentle Whispers from Eternity

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Monday, May 06 2019

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.
John 10:10 NLT

I am the good Shepherd who faithfully leads you into tomorrow.

I x-ray your heart—I understand your habits, hang-ups, and hurts.

I know your geographical, emotional and spiritual coordinates. 

I walk ahead of you into the future—I already know what’s ahead.   

When you step into tomorrow, you will find Me there, as I am today. 
I live in the eternal now, and My love for you never changes.

Nestle near My heart and learn to recognize My voice.

Trust Me and your cup will be brimming with blessing after blessing.

Use My map and discover beautiful, peace-and-quiet locations.                       

Wait for Me and receive strength to persevere through difficulty.

Hold My hand and experience poise even in Death Valley.

Depend on My security system and be safe and sound whatever happens. 

Enjoy the pleasure of My company and sing every heartbeat. 

Celebrate My unfailing love and rest assured, however you feel. 

Follow Me and find My way home.
 

I am the gracious Savior who loves you unconditionally.

How much do I love you?  I died to pay the penalty for your sins. 

No one forced Me to carry the cross to Skull Hill—I did it willingly.

No one killed Me—I voluntarily surrendered My spirit to My Father.    

My feet were pierced to forgive you of walking where you shouldn’t.

My hands were nailed to a cross to cleanse you of your evil deeds. 

I did not ride in a royal chariot—I trudged up a rough road.

I had no purple robe to wear—executioners gambled for My clothes. 

I had no golden scepter—I was beaten on the head with a stick. 

I received no homage—soldiers dropped to their knees in mock worship. 

Through it all, I loved you—I always have and I always will.
 

I am the great Sovereign who lives to give you abundant and eternal life.

You are in My hands—no force can take you away from Me.

You’ve given Me your heart and I’ve given you Mine—we’re inseparable.

The Devil is a vicious wolf out to kill your joy—avoid his detours.

Satan is a roaring lion trying to destroy your influence—be careful.

The Adversary is a liar bent on stealing your enthusiasm—stay zealous. 

Life in its fullness—better than you can dream—is something only I give.

I am the Way to the Truth of Life.

Without Me you can’t go to heaven, know reality, or really live!

With Me you can celebrate undying life, experience invulnerable joy,

     grow in courage and hope, and experience ecstatic freedom!
 


 

© Pastor Johnny R. Almond, Gentle Whispers from Eternity

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