The Crowned Christ
The Daughters of Zion are told to see the conqueror of Calvary with another crown resting on His head. The redeemed one is now “a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, a royal diadem in the hand of (her) God” (Isaiah 62:3).
These daughters may refer to those of whom it is written, “You have come to Mount Zion, the city of the Living God” (Hebrews 12:22) — believers who have already been brought into union with the glorified Lord; overcomers upon whom he has written the name of the city, the new Jerusalem (Revelation 3:12); members of the Bride, who rejoice to see the Bride-spirit in other believers, and are glad for the gladness of his heart.
(I send out messages like this each morning in emails, and if you are interested in receiving them, send me your email address and I will add you to the list: Mail List)
As you know, I send these Morning Messages out free of charge, and there is one very simple reason. As the late Keith Green taught, no one should be left out of hearing God’s Word due to a lack of funds.
To echo something Keith said, “I only want to build God’s Kingdom and see it increase, not my own. If someone writes a great poem no one praises the pencil they used, they praise the one who created the poem. Well, I’m just a pencil in the hands of the Lord. Don’t praise me, praise Him!”
This is why I follow his lead in offering anything I write, produce, or even ministering in churches at whatever you can afford. I fully understand that there are many with limited resources and if you are among this group, please receive any aspect of my ministry without any obligation. I am honored to offer them to you.
But, as you can imagine, there is absolutely no way for me to determine your situations, so, for the next month, I have to ask everyone for support. Please understand that if you are unable to help defray the costs, completely disregard any requests for support and know that it is a privilege to serve you.
If you are not among those listed above, and if you are able, please do support the costs. They are low, but they do exist and I depend entirely on the voluntary financial support of believers like you. As you probably know, I am not sustained by any other ministry or church. This is a work of love and passion, and something the Lord has given me to do.