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my life was filled with guilt and shame my sin a blocking wall unworthiness was haunting me was I the least of all? condemned by my own conscience a heavy load I bore Your holiness kept me from You I couldn’t reach the score I thought I should know better I shouldn’t choose sin those choices never should have been despising myself expecting discontent from You expecting disappointment my strength alone could never conquer my sin I never grasped the meaning of love I believed Your grace covered my sin but wouldn’t my sin limit your love for me? I believed your grace covered my sin and every time I failed I thought Your power would now leave me or at least be limited within me I didn’t understand my sin never changed Your love for me You believed in me I feared the thought if sin is no concern would I embrace it over righteousness? afraid I would choose darkness over light as if I needed an outer motive now I know the cost of sin: its residue alone its consequence for me enough to leave that zone now I know the love You give is everything I need its consequence enough enough for me indeed Your perfect love – my mind renewed no need for guilt and shame grace is greater than my failures the change of heart has affected me instead of crawling far below unveiled the truth I see You walk right beside me a love with no strings attached to actions or performance You call me Your child once and for all You took all my failures all my shame and guilt You believe in me my strength alone could never conquer my sin I never grasped the meaning of love I believed Your grace covered my sin but would not my sin limit Your plans for me I feared the thought: if sin is no concern would I embrace it over righteousness? the amendment of the heart has granted me a life of fulfillment and gratitude in the victory of Christ I am set free from the curse of the law I am free to know the true identity of God the Father the Love the Truth my Life
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The Shadow 03:58
for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified (Galatians 2:16) history repeats itself it has been done to death thinking one could live a life deserving righteousness the purpose of the law was not to save us just to convey to us the essence of His character setting a standard we’d never reach we were doomed to fail some millenniums ago according to the law sacrificing spotless lambs for the sake of vindication this was an indication a shadow from a future act Christ is the end of the law the start of a new era the cause of the shadow the completion of the plan Christ is the fulfillment of the law the beginning of an era the proof of the shadow the completion of the rescue plan you may say you’re not a sinner try to do right by your fellow man but in contrast to the stunning glow of purity as white as snow … … we are all sinners you won’t find a righteous man whether searching high or low so take comfort you’re not alone all have sinned and come short of the glory of God you cannot accomplish righteousness just receive it as a gift only faith in Christ can save you not a graveyard shift cursed are the ones who fail to obey the law in every detail (Galatians 3:10) Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating cursed life by absorbing it completely into Himself (Galatians 3:13) sin is not counted where there is no law (Romans 5:13) so if you’re with Christ you can’t sin (1 John 3:9, 1 John 5:18) so if you’re with Christ, you are under grace (Romans 6:14) you were in a court of law guilty as the devil’s claw waited for the verdict Christ stepped in He took your fall served your sentence returned your call
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when you enter the Covenant you may not feel a thing there may not be fireworks don’t expect to hear the angels sing but nothing will ever be the same your emotions set aside your status and identity are formed by your allied your criminal record is wiped clean as the withered grass now is green a new name and royal estate the entrance is a golden gate you give your heart your mind and passion you get an entirely new fashion adopted to being a rightful child before your birth the forms were filed now you are legit heir no need to beg for grants elsewhere everything you need your Father will provide His promises He’ll always keep it has been tried – it has been applied like the prodigal son you are free to ruin your life to lose your way the Father will always be waiting your room will be intact regardless of your misdemeanors His love – an unbreakable contract the son of a ruler (2 Chronicles 20:6) the son of a king (Psalms 47:7) the son of a warrior (Exodus 15:3) who would want to fight you? (Romans 8:31) what could you possibly fear? (Isaiah 41:10-11) you are glorified by God you are justified by God (Romans 8:30) raise your head and count the stars as many as their count are the moments of bliss He has relished on your account you are free from sin you are free from shame and from all potential accusations you are free from ailment you are free from fear you are free from guilt and from eternal condemnation so be head – not tail so be strong – not frail rise above your foes don’t stoop to their level rise above – rise in love rise in the wisdom of your new identity rise above – rise in love let your identity be in Jesus Christ
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Mindblowing 04:47
like the highest tower You rise above all others in character, importance, excellence like the highest tower You rise above all others from past to future tense like the highest tower You rise above all others indivisible by nature unbreakable like the sky always at the right place at the right time no place no instance no wall no fence can limit Your omnipresent existence infinite in power You rule with love and grace mercy is a gift to us our transgressions You erase You know all I am still You want me when I’m gone You plan a feast for my return my well-being Your primary concern the sole being with the whole picture who knows what’s true who knows what’s right who separated day from night You have no beginning Eternal Friend no boundaries to be caught within and no, You have no end You are the Father You are the Son You are the Helper for everyone indivisible by nature unbreakable like the sky mind-blowing to us the fact that You can never die infinite in power You rule with love and grace mercy is a gift to us our transgressions You erase You know all I am still You want me when I’m gone You plan a feast for my return my well-being Your primary concern You are the source of love love cannot be content alone You are a self-reliant person still You have a need for Your love to be returned so that love can be complete
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a true relationship is based on trust but how do we know when to entrust? what determines if our word is an empty lie is there another way to know besides the test of time? might there be something in our nature – something within our DNA cultures all throughout the world have practiced and still do today the goal – to make life better improve prosperity two twisted wires – stronger than one if we work together – we will overcome everlasting Covenant a pact sealed in blood assuring the promise is authentic blood representing life lives mixed together and swearing by the highest oath not to be a breaker to love you like I love myself through drought and through floods will change the way that I behave through truce and through wars a practice of mutual concession a promise from both sides all I own – now your possession anything you ask – I’ll do I’ll stake my life for your protection I’ll help you to get through “if you join Me and be My ally if you love Me and respect I will give you part of My kingdom My fortress will protect your enemies – My enemies your war is My war this is our oath if they rise up against you they will face us both” everlasting Covenant a pact sealed in blood assuring the promise is authentic blood representing life lives mixed together and swearing by the highest oath not to be a breaker to love you like I love myself through drought and through floods will change the way that I behave through truce and through wars I didn’t have that much to offer the favor was all on my side with God on the other side of the table it was easy to decide not much for me to lose and so very much to gain the benefits progressed as He continued to explain “if you join Me and be my ally if you love Me and respect I will give you part of my kingdom My fortress will protect” nothing for me to lose and so very much to gain with God Almighty by my side my life won’t be in vain nothing for me to lose and so very much to gain with God Almighty by my side my life won’t be the same
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the serenity amidst a major crisis the rain for a starving ground the friend for a lonely crowd the snow for a scorching landscape the lion that protects the lambs the judge in a lawless land a sanctuary in an epidemic outbreak the wind that we cannot control the sun that never fails to show the Word we should trust more than the ground beneath us the bread we need for our beings to move the flame that awakens the candle the breath that awakens the dead the love no lyric could ever do justice the treasure that everyone seeks but only few find the patience of an infinite scale the forgiveness of a boundless kind is there snow without flakes? is there love without God? the comfort of my lover’s shoulder how could I live without You? You brought me from my anguish and gave me a second chance a lifeless stone in Your eyes – turned to a sapphire You dressed me with wisdom showed me a new world You gave me a reason to hope my root, my essence, my future immersed in Your love “they can rip my clothes of my body and hang me in a tree beat me till the blood runs but never take my faith from me” – Raheli
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thought conceived a voice is heard a thought conceived a word is born a voice is heard the silence torn arising from a crowded heart shaping its surrounding could light a flame, a fire start could bring us together or tear us apart the power of words written, spoken, heard severely underrated the power of words written, spoken, heard the impact on the world as we chatter in ignorance like swinging a loaded gun are we aware of the outcome? do you know how many fires you started? do you know how many feelings you’ve hurt? are you aware your words will be remembered? are you able to perceive the alert? would you fly a plane without a licence? would you shoot a gun into the dark? sometimes a better choice is silence to dampen the attempting spark and did you know what you sow is what you'll reap what’s in your heart your mouth will speak a powerful weapon – the cause of strife as well as the peace convention the doctor, the killer both handle the knife the difference lies in the intention use your words for inspiration for comfort and support use words for restoration for faith and reward do you know how many fires you started? do you know how many feelings you’ve hurt? are you aware your words will be remembered? are you able to perceive the alert? defy gossip, envy and rage silence the cynic inside slander belongs to olden age let your words be purified spoken words made the earth the Living Word us saved as It became flesh and blood unchained the world enslaved
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malicious acts, unpleasant deeds, corruption, crime, disaster, mischief, misfortune, disease we need someone to blame a target for our displeasure in this world there is enjoyment but also so much pain where is our Creator, our Almighty Saviour does He even reign? in all this suffering how can we be free? how can the Highest One allow a killing spree? what is the meaning of being almighty what is the meaning of having such power? Almighty God means highest in ranking no one above to direct or command Him He doesn’t rule like a king of the earth instead of domination He reigns with love and grace all the time in every space the reign of the world was given to humans the earth was for us to wield, to ply, to farm, to tend to manage for useful things the Creator was longing for love despite His self-reliance to be loved was a need yet to be filled and love can’t be forced so He gave us free will we took our freedom and authority and we gave it away became victims of our lusts and desires turned ourselves into slaves God mourns our choices but by His Word His hands are tied He will never break His promises He will not take away our freedom Christ – died for us so we could live now, we are His bodies in this world we are His hands and feet His eyes and ears in the spiritual realm the battle is won death has been defeated the ill are healed in our minds we have yet to understand His victory His greatness His heart His core
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may your faith become effective by knowing everything you have in Christ (Philemon 1:6) may your heart become humble by knowing the character of the Father may the Holy Spirit be your friend, your mentor and guide and may love be the driving force in all your actions may God’s wisdom and greatness be immersed in you every day may you approach every obstacle with a spiritual confidence as a result of the power that rose Christ from the dead being alive in your life may the authority given to you not be belittled but used with wisdom and endorsement from above may you perform the same deeds as Jesus may you release the power of God to heal the sick, cure diseases and raise the dead may you speak to the mountain to fall into the sea and so it will be may you know your enemy the scam and the vanishing point so you can resist him make him flee may the sound thoughts outnumber the dark to win the spiritual war in your mind may the words you speak with authority not fall into a barren ground but fall into rich soils and matter find what you had all along in the Covenant in the Covenant the Covenant
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are you afraid to fall asleep without asking for forgiveness are you afraid of where you’ll go if you die in your sleep? what happens if you sin today and fall asleep before confession will your soul be lost outside of time ’cause you didn’t repent convicted by your crime no, My child it isn’t so your faith is all I need to know you want to be with Me My forgiveness is your creed does it mean you will choose to live in sin not thinking of repercussions? no, it means you don’t have to be perfect in life Your sin died with Me My atonement is valid day and night your heart My one request if asleep, if awake nothing at stake I’m your shelter through the night what happens if you sin today and fall asleep before confession will your soul be lost of outside of time ’cause you didn’t repent you have been set free from condemnation and guilt and their paralyzing effects to live holier by chance than ever on purpose you are signed by the Son sealed by the Spirit delivered from sin and strife your name has been written with everlasting ink into the Book of Life you are free to leave but I’ll never forsake you no one will ever be able to snatch you out of My steadfast hands your feelings may say I have left, gone away learn to refuse those lies in My Word, find advise if you let your faith depend on emotions you will float around like a log in the oceans instead, let your faith be a sureness of mind the rock under your feet if you let your faith depend on emotions you will float around like a log in the oceans instead let My Word be your sureness of mind the rock under your feet (spoken by Eric Clayton) 1_There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2_For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 3_For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4_ That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 5_For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 6_For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:1–6)

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