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LET THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD BE UPON US

Hello Friends and Family,

I hope this post finds you and yours well.

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Psalm 90:17

Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us:

and establish Thou the work of our hands.

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Ezekiel 16:14

Thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty:

for it was perfect through My comeliness,

which I had put upon thee,

saith the Lord GOD.

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2 Corinthians 3:18

We all, with open face

beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord,

are changed into the same image

from glory to glory,

even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

1 Peter 4:14

The Spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you.

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Psalm 128:1

Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord;

that walketh in His ways.

For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands:

happy shalt thou be,

and it shall be well with thee.

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Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works unto the Lord,

and thy thoughts shall be established.

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Philippians 2:12-13

Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

For it is God which worketh in you

both to

WILL

and to

DO

of His good pleasure.

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II Thessalonians 2:16-17

Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself,

and God, even our  Father,

Who has loved us,

and has given us everlasting consolation

and good hope through Grace,

comfort your hearts,

and establish you in every good word and work.

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The beauty of God is frequently referred to in the Scriptures.

In one of his Psalms David declared that the supreme desire of his heart, was to dwell in the

house of the Lord all the days of his life, to behold the beauty of the Lord.

Then, in the prayer of Moses, we have the petition,

                                         “Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us.”

This was a prayer that the charm of God’s excellence, might be given to His people,

that the divine beauty might shine in them, in their lives, in their faces, in their souls.

We think of the face of Moses himself, when he came down from the mountain after his forty

days communing with God … Or we think of Stephen, before his martyrdom, when a window

of heaven was opened and a ray of the glory from the holy place fell on him, so irradiating

his features that even to his enemies, they appeared like the features of an angel.

There is a beauty of soul which makes the plainest face radiant, and the homeliest features

lovely; which shines like a star in this world of sin.  It is for this beauty that we are taught to

pray,

                                         “Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us.”

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It is not the beauty which fades—when sickness smites the body; or which is lost in the

withering touch of years; or which blanches when death’s pallor overspreads the features.

But this is a beauty which grows lovelier in pain or suffering, which shines out in sorrow like a

star in the night, which transfigures the wrinkled and faded features of old age—and which

bursts out in death into the full likeness of Christ!

Every Christian life is beautiful—so far as it fairly and truly represents Christ…One other

feature of the beauty of the Lord, as worn by His children on the earth—is moral purity.

Christ’s benediction is for the pure in heart.  Bodily health is beautiful, mental ability is

beautiful—but heart purity is the charm of all.  All spiritual loveliness begins within.  That the

beauty of the Lord our God may be on us, that the winning charm of God’s loveliness may shine

in the features of our lives which men can see—we must first have the divine beauty within us.

 holy heart will in time transfigure all the life.  And the only way to have a holy heart—is to

have Christ within!

~ J. R. Miller

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Matthew 17:1-2

And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother,

and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,

and was transfigured before them:

and His face did shine as the sun,

and His raiment was white as the light.

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Thank you for stopping by.  Please pray for America the Beautiful and Spiritual Renewal.

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Isaiah 60:1-2

Arise, shine; for thy light is come,

and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.

 For, behold,

the darkness shall cover the earth,

and gross darkness the people:

but the Lord shall arise upon thee,

and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

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