Put God in Remembrance

We are told to bring God in remembrance of His word (Isaiah 43:25-26), “I, even
I, am He that blots out your transgressions for My own sake, and will not
remember your sins.  Put Me in remembrance: let us plead together; declare
you, that you may be justified”.  And in Isaiah 26:3,7-9 the Bible says “You will
keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trust n
You.  The way of the just is uprightness; You, most upright, do weigh the path of
the just.  Yea, in the way of Your judgments, O Lord Yahweh, have we waited for
You; the desire of our soul is to Your name, and to the remembrance of You.  
With my soul have I desired You in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I
seek You early; for when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the
world will learn righteousness”.

The word of God is the power source that moves mountains (Isaiah 55:6-13),
“seek you the Lord Yahweh while He may be found, call you upon Him while He
is near.  Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
and let him return to the Lord Yahweh, and He will have mercy upon him; and to
our God, for He will abundantly pardon.  For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither, are your ways My ways, says the Lord Yahweh.  For as the heavens are
higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts
than your thoughts.  For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,
and returns not there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud,
that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater.  So shall My word be
that goes forth out of My mouth; it shall not return to Me void; but it shall
accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I send
it.  For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and
the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field
shall clap their hands.  Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree and
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord
Yahweh for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off”.  As we
speak forth the His word, we return His word; verse 11 tells us that His word will
not return to Him void.  The power is released when we return His word to Him.

Psalms 103 shows us the benefits of remembering His words (verses 1-6), says
“bless the Lord Yahweh, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy
name.  Bless the Lord Yahweh, O my soul and forget not all His benefits.  Who
forgives all your iniquities; who heal all your diseases.  Who redeems your life
from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies.  
Who satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like
the eagle’s.  the Lord Yahweh executes righteousness and judgment for all that
are oppressed”; verse 20 tells us that we are the ones who give voice to God’s
word, it says “Bless the Lord Yahweh, you His angels, that excel in strength, that
do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word”.  As we speak forth
His word, we are giving voice to His word.  We have to give His angels
something to do.

David wrote many of the psalms, in which he brought God in remembrance
(Psalms 3:3-4) “But You, O Lord Yahweh are a shield for me, my glory, and the
lifter up of my head.  I cried to the Lord Yahweh with my voice, and He heard me
out of His hold hill, Selah”; Psalms 5:1-4, which says “give ear to my words, O
Lord Yahweh, consider my meditation.  Hearken to the voice of my cry, my King,
and my God; for to You will I pray.  My voice shall You hear in the morning, O
Lord Yahweh, in the morning will I direct my prayer to You, and will look up.  For
You are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness; neither shall evil dwell with
You”.  And in Psalms 18:3-6, it says “I will call upon the Lord Yahweh, who is
worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies.  The sorrows of
death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.  The
sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me.  In my
distress I called upon the Lord Yahweh, and cried to my God; He heard my voice
out of His temple, and my cry came before Him, even into His ears”.

David remembered that God had delivered him from the lion and the bear, and
by rehearsing these victories, he was strengthened and able to defeat the giant
Goliath.  Another time the Bible said that David encouraged himself in the Lord
Yahweh; and asked Him if he should go after the troop that burned down Zizlag
and took all the families of the city; and God answered him and told him to go
and he recovered all.

Malachi 3:16-18 says “then they that feared (reverenced) the Lord Yahweh
spoke often one to another and the Lord Yahweh hearkened, and heard it, and
a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared the Lord
Yahweh, and that thought upon His name.  And they shall be Mine, says the
Lord of hosts; in that day when I brake up My jewels; and I will spare them, as a
man spares his own son that serves him.  Then shall you return, and discern
between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him
that serves Him not”.  Psalms 77:5-6 says “I have considered the days of old,
the years of ancient times.  I call to remembrance my song in the night; I
commune with my own heart; and my spirit made diligent search”.

Jesus spent much time alone in prayer with the Father, and He was able to do
mighty works (Acts 10:38) “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy
Spirit and with power, who went about doing good, and healing all that were
oppressed of the devil; for God was with Him”.  His disciples asked Him to teach
them to pray.  His disciples after His death, burial and resurrection and the filling
of the Holy Spirit, turned their world upside down.

II Corinthians 4:13 says “we having the same spirit of faith, according as it is
written, I believed and therefore have I spoken, we also believe and therefore
speak”.  As we are reading the word of God, we must believe it, and take hold
standing on His word.  

You must ask yourselves what are you meditating on?  God told Joshua what to
meditate on (Joshua 1:8) “this book of the law shall not depart out of your
mouth, but you shall meditate therein day and night, that you may observe to do
according to all that is written therein, for then you shall make your way
prosperous and then you shall have good success”.  Meditating means –
thinking on, murmuring, speaking out, reflecting on, contemplating.  Philippians
4:6-9 shows us what we should be thinking about; it says “be careful for nothing,
but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request
be made known to God.  And the peace of God which passes all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.  Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things
are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think
on these things.  Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and
heard and seen in me, do and the God of peace shall be with you”.

Study by:  Harriet Bond
Date: July 14, 2009
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