Psalm 23 to Amazing Grace, The Isle of Harris, old-style holy singing by the Scots

 

 

 

The Scottish Psalter version.

1 The Lord’s my shephard, I’ll not want.

2 He makes me down to lie In pastures green: he leadeth me the quiet waters by.

3 My soul he doth restore again; and me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness, ev’n for his own name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale, yet will I fear none ill: For thou art with me; and thy rod and staff me comfort still.

5 My table thou hast furnished in presence of my foes; My head thou dost with oil anoint, and my cup overflows. 6 Goodness and mercy all my life shall surely follow me: And in God’s house for evermore my dwelling-place shall be.

 

ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY: Hallelujah Chorus in Isolation #Messiah2020 #RoyalAlbertHome

At twelve noon, on this date, April 13, 1742, the world heard the first performance of ‘Messiah’ There has not been a year since then that George Frederick Handel’s ‘Messiah’ has not been performed in concert halls around the world. The first performance took place in a Dublin music hall.

Many audiences typically stand during the Hallelujah chorus. The reason for this has its origins in a story that King George II was so moved by the chorus during the London premiere that he rose to his feet. Because of protocol, the audience in attendance also stood and thus the tradition was born.

Here is a link to a virtual performance of the Hallelujah chorus premiered on Good Friday 2020

https://youtu.be/_PQYVbd1Gwg

Feel free to stand or sit 😊

Happy Easter Monday

 

The Original Revival Hymn. The Isle of Lewis in Scotland.

 

This is an account of an amazing event that happened in the isle of Lewis in Scotland in 1949.  Hopefully, you will get convicted and will start your prayer for God’s mercy and revival in your land, for pouring of the Holy Spirit over your town, city and nation. Even if the judgement of God has already started we still have a chance to pray to the Lord for mercy and stopping the terrible plague which is killing people globally. If we ask that the Lord gives us more time, pray for salvation and the power of conviction coming over the unsaved people so that they will repent and come to their senses, there is a chance that God will grant us our request. Why not start praying, fasting and pleading with the Lord instead of waiting for the doom and terrible drama and doing nothing? Isn’t it a duty of every Christian to pray? God answered several times to prayers of His people in the past, including stopping the plague.

 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14

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 Arise, cry out in the night,

as the watches of the night begin;

pour out your heart like water

    in the presence of the Lord.

Lift up your hands to him

    for the lives of your children,

who faint from hunger

    at every street corner.

Lamentations 2:19

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Lewis Awakening

In 1949, Campbell felt called to rejoin the Faith Mission, which provided him with a house in Edinburgh. However, his ministry took him back to Skye, where he had worked 25 years before, travelling to and from Edinburgh by motorcycle. This work was successful, leading to people being converted to Christ. He was thoroughly engaged in that work when he received the call to go to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. He initially resisted this call, but doors closed in Skye, opening the opportunity for him to go.

The call came from the Reverend James Murray MacKay, at the prompting of two Gaelic-speaking sisters in their eighties, who had been praying for revival. It was only at the third invitation that Campbell accepted. Over the following years he traveled from village to village preaching with many people being converted.

On one occasion Campbell was the main preacher at the Faith Mission Convention at Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church in Bangor, Northern Ireland, when he suddenly felt that he must leave at once, despite being engaged to speak at the closing meeting there the next day. He went (according to the call) to the island of Berneray off Harris, where he met an elder of the local church (then without a minister), who was so convinced that Campbell was coming that he had already announced the meetings at which Campbell was to preach. After several days of meetings, suddenly the island was gripped with a new awareness of God.

After unreliable reports of events on Lewis, he published a booklet, The Lewis Awakening, as an official account of this revival.

Duncan Campbell

Campbell was outspoken about two aspects of the work of the Holy Spirit. The first was that, in his view, a true revival was a move of God that affected, not only church members, but the surrounding community in a way that was visible to all parties concerned (work stopping, bars closing, crime ceasing, etc.). The second was the definite and profound experience of the baptism of the Holy Ghost subsequent to conversion.

His practice in evangelistic meetings was not to make the usual altar call, but to invite people to come to another room to pray and seek God. In his ministry in Lewis, he sought to transcend denominational boundaries, but this was at times difficult.

Duncan Campbell was, before everything else, a man of prayer and almost invariably started the day with a period of prayer and study of the Bible.  (Wikipedia)

Fear is the gate. Coronavirus panic.

Satan often uses fear as the gate for evil spirits, variety of demons such as panic or panic attack, paralyzing fear, dread and several kinds of similar, related spirits and you do not even know it. That is why you need to guard your heart and mind and keep trusting the Lord.  I experienced it myself when one day I was talking to one, young very demonized lady and suddenly demons in her managed to frighten me (it was at the beginning of my deliverance training) I virtually felt demons entering my body, it was a horrible experience but, thank God, He rescued me very quickly and cast them out with the help of my Christian brother. This is real people, that’s why the enemy is using all kinds of media to bring panic and horror among the population of the world, to terrify us with sickness and death. There are several meanings behind this virus, and I am talking now about spiritual meanings only. For Christians, it is a call to deeply repent and get stronger in Jesus to be holy as His coming is getting closer, for non-Christians it is a call for repentance and seeking God with all their hearts. It is sin that brings the judgement of God in the form of a biblical plague. Who reads the Bible knows that God often uses plagues to punish sinful and rebellious people and as we know the sin today and perversion of people are unbelievable.

Truly born again Christians should not fear as we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord so if we die from corona or any other reason we are going to be with Him. It is God who decides about life and death, not the virus.  I know it’s hard when we worry about family, unsaved relatives, money etc. but this is the time to spend with God and with the bible, to get stronger in Him and tell others about Jesus, to trust Him with our tomorrows and get rid of that panic and fear that all the news are trying to incite in us because of the raging virus. God promised to protect us, and we need to trust Him, basically to fear is to sin as this is rebellion against what God commands which is FEAR NOT.  So, calm down, pray a lot, speak to Him whenever you can and keep trusting.

He is the Almighty, the Alpha and Omega and nobody can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

If you are feeling lonely, abandoned by your church which is closed now, if you need Christian company or fellowship, bible study or just some chat, let me now, please. Email me, and we can organize regular meetings on skype with several other lonely Christians and encourage one another. That would take place on Sunday evening initially.

If you are a born again Christian living in fear now, do command all the evil spirits named below to leave you in the name of Jesus. Repent from not trusting God and command all these demons to leave you right now. You must believe that you have power and authority from Jesus Christ, your Savior, to do self-deliverance, without faith, God will not honour it. So, think about what is written in the bible and trust God.

Father, forgive me for not trusting you, forgive me living in fear and panic, forgive me for trusting more the enemy and the media more than you, please set me free from the torment of fear and help me to walk trusting that you are taking care of my life and it is you who controls it not the enemy,  please, increase my faith I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen. 

FEAR HAS TORMENT

In the name of Jesus, I command all the following spirits to leave me now! I do not want you! I command you to go where the Lord Jesus wants you to go, you do not belong here anymore!  I am a child of the living God bought with the blood of Jesus Christ and I belong to Jesus forever! He is the Victor, He is the Lord of lords and He died for my sins.  Leave me right now, all of you out! Out in the name of Jesus!

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