Our Treasure – Christ the Lord

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Priceless bars of burnished gold,
My whole being does enfold;
I know at last the Master’s will,
With jewels rare, my heart is filled.
 
Pearls and rubies, em’ralds bright,
Gems that shine throughout the night;
I’m richer than an earthly queen,
For with the Master, I have been.
 
I’ve traveled to his palace fine,
I’ve drank with him the sweetest wine;
No more to sip from Bab’lon’s cup,
The true vine’s yield does fill me up.
 
Lord of Lords and King of Kings,
Conveys the gift of angel’s wings;
Upon that faithful little flock,
Who opened to the Master’s knock.
 
I see the place prepared for me,
By the One who set me free;
From self, the world and Satan too,
He’s making all things so bran new.
 
This treasure’s not the earthly kind,
The world will seek-but never find;
For every piece I hold in store,
Is safe behind great heaven’s door.
 
If you also want a share,
In this treasure-oh, so rare;
Then you must choose to stand alone,
With Christ-beside the heavenly throne.
 
Consecrate your all to him,
If the prize you want to win;
You’ll find no treasure can compare,
With Jesus Christ, the Kingdom heir
Sr. Rosemary Page

Suggested Reading

The New Jerusalem, Br. George Tabac, “The Herald of Christ’s Kingdom” Magazine—http://www.heraldmag.org/2006/06ja_9.htm

Unique Among Gems, “The Herald of Christ’s Kingdom” Magazine —  http://www.heraldmag.org/2011/11so_6.htm

ROMANS 12:1 – What Does Being CONSECRATED TO THE LORD meanBIBLE Students DAILY, https://biblestudentsdaily.com/2017/01/01/romans-121-what-does-being-consecrated-to-the-lord-mean/

 

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Like Doves Dwelling in Rocks

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“Leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, O inhabitants of Moab! Be like the dove that nests in the sides of the mouth of a gorge.Jeremiah 48:28

When the days are cold and drear,
To the Lord, we can draw near;
Like the doves, who seek their nests,
We fly back home to peace and rest.

Underneath our Father’s wings,
We serve the Master, King of Kings;
Sweet solace for our hearts we find,
Away from joys of earthly kind.

Though the road may seem long and dark,
But like the doves, inside the ark;
We know, one day, we shall fly free,
Away from all the carnal troubles that around us we see.

Faint not, dear hearts, but do be still,
And LOOK TO THE HEAVENLY FATHER-your needs to fill;
For human minds do not aspire,
To that plane—the highest one there is …

Higher than all earthly love,
The JOY that comes from up above;
When we seek to only know and do
Our Heavenly Father will, as He carries us faithfully through.

Almighty Heavenly Father be near,
When others mock, the little doves, inside the rocks.
May our Beloved brethren in CHRIST
Patiently endure all, cheerfully, like our Beloved Jesus who so willingly sacrificed.

Based on Sr. Rosemary Page’s original poem titled “Like the Dove (That Dwells in the Rock)”

ROCK OF AGES  – sung in this video by the Antrim Menninite Choir

Further Reading

In relation to Psalm 27:5 – Br. Charles T. Russell, The Permission of Evil and Its Relation to God’s Plan

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Give In … (and Know That I am GOD)

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— Psalm 46:10 —

“Be still, and know that I am GOD.
    I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

 
I only wish to teach you right,
Why do you ignore the light?
You have to kick against the goads,
Clinging to your heavy load.
 
Will you not accept his way?
And praise him ever–all your days;
It truly is, son, for the best,
And then you would be really blessed.
 
You must give in and don’t fight GOD,
Yes, tread the way the Master trod;
Be submissive–do his will,
With JOY-your days He’ll fill.
 
He says “Give in, please do not fight,
To serve me you must know is right;
I am your Master, I am the LORD,
The one who bears the mighty sword.”
 
And soon will come the reign of peace,
The will to struggle–it will cease;
For everyone shall know my name,
The reason why–Christ Jesus came.
 
For soon the iron rod will rule,
So listen please, don’t be a fool;
For Jesus loves you–serve him now,
For soon to him all knees will bow.
 
from “Where Eagles Gather” by
Sr. Rosemary Page of Blackpool, England

https://biblestudentsdaily.com/2016/10/14/give-in-and-know-that-i-am-god/

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Do Not Rush In – (…Where Angels Fear to Tread.)

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Gradually, Jehovah GOD, reveals to us his plan,
Of all the wondrous things he’ll do, to raise up sinful man;
How often in the past we’ve seen, so many rush ahead,
And lose out on the blessings that they could have had instead.
 
We do recall the bowl of stew that Esau rushed to eat,
And thereby lost the birthright-he cast it to his feet;
Saul rushed ahead of Samuel, offered up the sacrifice,
And so doing, lost the Kingship-he valued not the price.
 
Judas the betrayer, he rushed in to “meet the sword”
For thirty silver pieces, he so surely sold the Lord;
And Peter he did rush to say, “My Lord I’ll ne’er deny,”
But later begged with deep regret, forgiveness from on high.
 
And even Lot’s two daughters, rushed ahead to found the seed,
Lacking faith in GOD, who would, provide the One we need;
And not forgetting Moses, who rushed in and struck the rock,
The Promised Land was never his, for GOD held key and lock.
 
And though King David was a man after GOD’s own heart,
He rushed ahead-against GOD’s will-a census he did start;
Then, looking at Bathsheba, he did steal Uriah’s wife;
And the price, he had to pay, was his offspring’s life.
 
Ananias and Sapphira-rushed in and lived a lie,
They grieved GOD’s holy spirit, and so they had to die;
Achan hid the garment, the silver and the gold
He was stoned for disobedience, back there in days of old.
 
So many lessons we can learn, by looking to GOD’s Word,
For waiting on GOD patiently is much to be preferred…
To rushing in, where even…all GOD’s angels fear to go,
So, let’s follow their example, all GOD’s people have below.
 
Poem from “Where Eagles Gather” – Rosemary Page, Blackpool, England

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