“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

 

 

 

 

We are loved by God, and  He is a jealous God who seeks a personal relationship with His church.  The Lord is calling forth a people who seek to be Holy for He is Holy.  I Peter 1:16 says, “You shall be Holy for I Am Holy.”  He wants sons and daughters who strive after Him with all their hearts. People who are such as the early church who followed Christ regardless of the cost, who spread the gospel, who sacrificed even their lives for the sake of Christ.
These are the words of Jim Elliot, “He is no fool to give what He cannot keep to gain what He cannot lose.”  Jim Elliot was a missionary to South America who laid down his life along with four other young men while sharing the gospel with indigenous people in Ecuador.  [Christianity Today]
As you read this, I pray Father God will anoint you with His Holy Spirit and that you will be determined to seek a closer relationship with Jesus Christ, that He who is the Living Word of God will abide in you as you abide in Him. [John 15:4] I pray the Ruach of God will fall upon you and you will breath in the living presence of God. For God seeks you to be His own, He calls to you in the night, and sings sweet songs in your ear. He gives you dreams and visions of Him, for you are His child and He is your God. Know He loves you enough to give His life on the cruel cross for you, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believs in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

 

Beloved, I call you out, out of the world you find yourself in
You are beautiful to me, so lovely, so fair, a pearl without price
I seek a people who long after me as I long after you
I created you in your mother’s womb

Psalm 139:13

And fixed you together beautiful and just as you are
Now I ask for more I long for you to worship me
To see who I am outside of the box the church has placed me in
I am God; I do not live in a box or sit on a shelf like an idol
I am He who made the world and stretched out the heaven

Job 9:8, Isaiah 42:5

But I say unto you, Prepare ye the way of the Lord
I seek those who will worship me with abandoned joy

Isaiah 40:3,4

“For the time is coming and now is when the true worshippers will worship Him in spirit and in truth”

Matthew 4:23

For He is calling forth a holy nation

Exodus 19:6, 1 Peter 2:9

A pure and Holy people
He is calling you beloved to be holy
Soon the buds will be taken out of their ears
And they will hear me once again
For my people are more enraptured with entertainment than they are with Me
They are caught up in it
They are caught up in themselves
They are putrid
They are clothed in selfishness

2 Timothy 3:2-4

Their selfishness rises to Me, and it does not smell good

Isaiah 65:5

They oil and pamper and perfume themselves
They fix their hair until they look just right

1 Peter 3:3

Do they not know it is the heart that I seek
Do they not understand the pure and contrite spirit; humble before me

Psalm 51:17

Do they not understand it is not the one who brags and brags

I Samuel 2:1-3, Proverbs 27:2

And who speaks the loudest
Or who can look the nicest that I seek

James 2:3

Do they not understand that every voice sounds the same in heaven
Do they not understand that in heaven that the voice is not as it is heard by men
But is the voice of the heart as Christ hears it
And they follow here and they follow there
After different people who sound good
That is not what Christ hears
Ask for your spirit to be opened that you may hear the voice of the Holy Spirit
If the heart is not pure the musical instruments they clang and clash in my ears
  And make a cacophony of horrible noises

Amos 5:23

it is the heart that is pure that I seek
The heart such as David, the Psalmist
I seek men and women who are pure and holy
Men and women who are worshippers who will give up things for me
Who understand the honor of Almighty God
And I saw heaven open, and Him who sat upon a great white throne

Revelation 20:11

He is holy and pure, and His robe filled the temple

Isaiah 6:1

What an honor that His Majesty would concern Himself in the affairs of men
Yea, even that His Majesty would concern Himself with each of us
He knows the number of hairs on your head

Matthew 10:30, Luke 12:7

He knows the number of problems you have

Psalm 138:8

 Heaven and earth shall not pass away until every jot every tittle shall be fulfilled

Matthew 5:18

For my word shall not proceed to me void

Isaiah 55:11

I could give you one entreaty it would be to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.”
O soul are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free:
Turn you eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face;
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.
Through death into life everlasting
He passed, and we follow Him there;
Over us sin no more hath dominion
For more than conquerors we are!
Turn you eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face;
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

[All references from NASB Bible are from the New American Standard Bible [New American standard Bible. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1979. Print.]

“Turn Your Eyes on Jesus”, “Hymnal.net.” Hymnal.net, http://www.hymnal.net/en/hymn/h/645. Accessed 2017. Written by Helen Howarth Lemmel 1922

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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