One Lamb, the “I Am”

“And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’; and He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14 NKJV

“Jesus said to them, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.’”
John 8:58

“He was despised and forsaken of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and like one from whom men hide their face, He was despised and we did not esteem Him. Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray. Each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. He was oppressed and he was afflicted. Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.” Isaiah 53:3-7

One Lamb, the “I AM”

Complete redemption is every person’s need, and there is just One Lamb,
Who was silent before His accusers–though He was, and is, the great “I AM.”

All of us, like sheep, have gone astray, but never did this One Lamb.
He kept God’s Laws perfectly, while our own “righteousness” is a sham.

One Lamb bore our sins and sicknesses; we can look to Him still today–
For as in when He walked the earth, He doesn’t want it any other way.

One Lamb, one sacrifice, alone, was sufficient on the cross at Calvary’s hill.
There’s no other than this Lamb of God–there’s no need to be seeking still.

The Almighty God Himself ordained great grace through His One Lamb;
Thank you, Jesus, for having humbled Yourself for us, despite being the great “I AM.”

P. A. Oltrogge

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:5-11

“…And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment….” Isaiah 64:6

“Bless the Lord, oh my soul, and forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.” Psalm 103:3

“Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.’” John 6:35

“Again therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12

I am the door; if anyone enter through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life and might have it abundantly.” John 10:9, 10

I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.” John 10:11

“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies.” John 11:25

“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” John 14:6

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine-dresser.” John 15:1

Fervent prayer…

Continuing to pray for the Afghanistan situation, for that country’s people…

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“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

“Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” 

Ephesians 6:10-17 NKJV

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand, in the heavenly places, FAR ABOVE all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” 

Ephesians 1:18-23 NASB

“And He spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint….”

Luke 18:1 KJV

The Greatest Victory

If you’ve followed this blog for a little while or, perhaps, for very long,
you’ve found that victory and the miraculous are themes on it that are strong.

But, as in the lives of others, there’ve been times when I’ve been thrown off–
when victory seemed to have passed by, and the devil was quick to scoff.

A particular area that’s rough is when someone dies despite the healing goal.
But, for those who’ve received the Lord, they had THE GREATEST VICTORY, of the soul.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of any one of his dear saints.
Remember that with great, great joy, despite the “defeat” that the devil paints.

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul?
He who’s found his place in the family of God is, indeed, made perfectly whole.

That doesn’t mean we stop using our authority to see miracles come to pass;
but we rejoice that those who’ve gone to be with Christ have actually moved to the head of the class.

P. A. Oltrogge

“…having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better.”  …from Philippians 1:23

Those Who Pray

…to read or hear the story today of Give Him 15, refer to:

http://www.dutchsheets.org (video)

http://www.givehim15.com (written)

“…the effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.” (from James 5:13-18)

Shut away where no one sees,
Those who pray are down on their knees.
It’s a very high call, but only I know
Of what they do since there’s nothing to show
Until a later event or final outcome
Shows “something” was done–that’s where it came from.
With confidence to the throne of grace they draw near,
To receive mercy and help–they know I’ll hear.
At times it may seem like a lonely place,
But they’ve learned to love to seek My face.
My eyes are toward them, My ears hear their cry.
They know My promises–it’s impossible for Me to lie.
According to 1 John 5, verses fourteen and fifteen,
They pray and then know–there’s no in between.

P. A. Oltrogge

“And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.” 1 John 5:14, 15

“Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

“The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.” Psalm 34:15

“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Numbers 23:19

“…it is impossible for God to lie…” (from Hebrews 6:18)

“…in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago.”
Titus 1:2

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:23

“Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret, will repay you.” Matthew 6:6

Border Prayer

A prayer for all, and for those in authority, for wisdom…

We’re been hearing that thousands are flooding across the U.S. southern border….a situation that’s dangerous for all and is in urgent need of law and order.

We pray for protection FROM those who, thereby, are contributing to criminal acts…and for protection for border agents and others who are dealing daily with the facts.

And for those crossing… Recently, we saw a video of a young boy abandoned and alone…found by agents in the desert, crying–such things no leader should ever condone.

A reversal of policies that were helping was done by the new administration.
Father in heaven, we pray for your intervention in this important matter for our nation.

P. A. Oltrogge

postscript: While thousands are welcomed legally in America each year, the following is an additional prayer:

And we pray for every country, that the good news of the gospel will prevail,
so that people will be blessed in their own homelands, knowing Jesus will never fail!

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and ]reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.” 1 Timothy 2:1-3


Jesus Christ is the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Since today’s post told of Jesus healing an ear, restoring hearing; and since He opened deaf ears in other accounts, such as in Mark 7:31-37 and spoke of it Himself, I would like to focus on the truth that “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

“Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.'” Luke 7:22-23

There is an encouraging testimony entitled “Hearing Restored” in a recent post at http://www.josephprince.org under “Blog” and then “Praise Reports,” which is among numerous wonderful praise reports. I recall an amazing healing of hearing at an Eagle Mountain International Church televised meeting with Billy Burke, http://www.billyburke.org. Other ministries, previously mentioned on this blog, are also featuring testimonies of the Lord’s healing in their lives, in many ways, as well.

Psalm 103 speaks of the Lord forgiving all our sins and healing all our diseases.

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13

For more on healing: http://www.rhema.org has the book, “Bodily Healing and the Atonement,” by Dr. T. J. McCrossan, reedited and reprinted by Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin and Dr. Roy Hicks

For your encouragement

Greetings to you, dear reader… Today I feel it would greatly bless you to refer you to http://www.josephprince.org where you can be built up by the messages but, in particular, going to the blog, listed towards the bottom of the site, where you will find numerous testimonies of praise to God that will encourage you for any situation you may be facing.

“…that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” …from Colossians 2

Hymn Histories

Today’s account about the hymn, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name,” can be found in the book, Then Sings My Soul, by Robert J. Morgan, which gives details on the histories behind numerous Christian hymns. If you would be interested in reading more such stories, you can refer to www.christianbook.com to obtain the book(s); there are actually three volumes.

Partaking of the Holy Communion

“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 NKJV

The following is a testimony from the ministry of Joseph Prince:

I have been partaking of the Holy Communion every morning for a year and a half, and my health has started to improve in many areas.  

One day, I started experiencing extreme pain in the heels of my feet.  After much agony and many attempts to find relief, I prayed and visualized my condition nailed to the cross in my daily partaking of the Communion.  Not long after, my heels were completely healed!  Hallelujah!

Jesus also progressively strengthened my immune system.  Even though I am sixty-eight years old, I am not worried about aging.  I look to Him every day and marvel at His gift whenever I partake of the Communion every morning.  Praise Him!

God bless you, Pastor Prince, for staying close to God and allowing Him to express Himself through you.  

…by a viewer of their programming from Texas, United States

further testimonies at http://www.josephprince.org