Monday, February 2, 2009

Revelation Song

Oh, if you so could have been in the church service with me yesterday!!! I know some of you have emailed me and said you were praying for me yesterday. Although it is an anniversary Bryan and I do not like to remember, God was so great to us Sunday in church and again on Sunday evening. I'm telling you, during the song service, I nearly jumped out of my pew! Which is quite unlike this Baptist girl!!!

Our praise team sang this song before the sermon. Take a moment to listen to it. I had not heard it before. It is called "Revelation Song" by Kari Jobe. Or, if I had heard it, unfortunately I had forgotten about it.

Isn't that a great worship song!!! Then, it was followed by our preacher taking his text from Colossians 1:15-22 and the title was "The Fullness of the Godhead."

Colossians 1:15-22 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)
The Centrality of Christ
15 He is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation;
16 because by Him everything was created,
in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—
all things have been created through Him and for Him.
17 He is before all things, and by Him all things hold together.
18 He is also the head of the body, the church;
He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
so that He might come to have first place in everything.
19 For God was pleased [to have] all His fullness dwell in Him,
20 and through Him to reconcile everything to Himself
by making peace through the blood of His cross —
whether things on earth or things in heaven. 21 And you were once alienated and hostile in mind because of your evil actions. 22 But now He has reconciled you by His physical body through His death, to present you holy, faultless, and blameless before Him

Bro. Mike said quite a few statements that stuck with me:

(1) In the world and even in our own church to some degree there is a virus of practicality. And this virus must be done away with. (I thought that was one of the most powerful statements he made.)

(2) The Supremacy of Jesus.....the focus is Himself not about us. It's His action. The fullness is IN Christ, not around or under Him, but IN Him.

(3) He also gave a great definition of reconcile. It is the restoration of friendship and fellowship after estrangement. And of course, our reconciliation comes to us through Christ's death on the cross.

THEN, we had the Lord's Supper and Bryan served in that. I loved seeing my handsome husband serving in such an important ordinance. My Poppy used to do it too while he was alive.
THEN, our Response hymn was "Have Thine Own Way" which is one of my favorites.
THEN, that evening I watched the Beth Moore video of our Esther Study. I'll wait and post more on that later.
THEN, my Monday night Bible study class is FINALLY meeting tonight to watch Session 1 of Esther because we canceled last week due to weather. Last night, I watched Session 2 so I'm a little ahead of the group I lead. I hope I do not get confused.

I'm telling you....I feel so full with God's presence right now. I'm so grateful He is filling me up!! I need HIM above all else!!


Melissa said...

I'm so glad you had an awesome day at church! Doesn't it just make the rest of your week great when you start it off the right way?! I'm so glad God was listening yesterday :)

Faith said...

Julie, I praise God for how He has manifested His presence to you. I LOVE Revelation Song and we sang it last night at our home group. It is so awesome to sing that and think about what it will be like when we are in heaven and singing that before the throne.

I'm praying for you, sweet friend. You will be rewarded for your faith!

Mandi said...

I'm so happy to hear that God is revealing Himself to you during a time when you need to feel His presence. Praying for you!

Mandi said...

BTW...I LOVE this song, too!

petrii said...

Julie, I love that song -- it is so GREAT!!! I didn't know who sang it. It is one I'll have to download.

Been praying for you Julie and Brian and will continue to. God has so been laying you on my heart, sweet one.

Have a Blessed evening,

Megan said...

I love this song!!! And I love Kari Jobe, her new CD comes out on Feb 10th and it will have this song on it!

Jenna said...

Oh I LOVE this song! And I love how God is revealing Himself to you. Amazing, girl! Love you and praying for you, Julie!!

Angela said...

Sounds like you had a very good day! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Revelation Song. We heard it a few years ago on TV but I never knew who sang it. A few months ago Chad got a CD of Christian music and that was on it. I'm telling you we probably listened to it 100 times in 2-3 day. It is beautiful...not only the melody but the words. Have a good day!

Jennifer said...

I love that song! Our praise team sings it often at church and I cry everytime! I think it is so awesome that God is revealing himslef so clearly to you. I know your heart was blessed by the service on Sunday!

MiMi said...

This is one of my favorite worship songs, too. I had it playing on my IPod last night while I was cleaning my office. Love it!

I know this has been a difficult time for you and I am rejoicing with you at how God has made Himself known to you. May you continue to feel His presence in ways that you didn't even know were possible!

Love you, sweet friend, and will be praying for you!