A LESSON ON CROWNS 02-27-19

Oh give thanks unto the Lord for he is good yes he is good and worthy of all our praise. I wasn’t sure where I was going with the message this morning because the word “crown” was in my spirit very heavily. I had to dig into scripture to see what I could discover so be blessed by the word.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, some of us can pray short prayers and see results. I believe that is a direct result of many hours spent in Your Word and in quiet meditation, awaiting Your guidance. Other words, they are “prayed up.” When a crisis comes they KNOW how to pray in Your will because they KNOW You. Oh Lord, help others to see that we all need to spend time in Your Word daily. Help us, for fear that we give You cause to say, “I never knew you.” In Jesus wonderful name we pray, amen.

Let’s eat.

Crowns

Crowned in Innocence

Psalm 8:1-5

O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you. When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honor.

Man as Created; Crowned in Sin

Lamentations 5:1-16

Lord, remember what has happened to us. See how we have been disgraced! Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to foreigners. We are orphaned and fatherless. Our mothers are widowed. We have to pay for water to drink, and even firewood is expensive. Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are exhausted but are given no rest. We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough food to survive. Our ancestors sinned, but they have died—and we are suffering the punishment they deserved! Slaves have now become our masters; there is no one left to rescue us. We hunt for food at the risk of our lives, for violence rules the countryside. The famine has blackened our skin as though baked in an oven. Our enemies rape the women in Jerusalem and the young girls in all the towns of Judah. Our princes are being hanged by their thumbs, and our elders are treated with contempt. Young men are led away to work at millstones, and boys stagger under heavy loads of wood. The elders no longer sit in the city gates; the young men no longer dance and sing. Joy has left our hearts; our dancing has turned to mourning. The garlands have fallen from our heads. Weep for us because we have sinned.

Man Fallen; Crowned in Grace

Psalm 103:1-4

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.

Man Redeemed; Crowned in Glory

Revelation 4:5

Then as I looked, I saw a door standing open in heaven, and the same voice I had heard before spoke to me like a trumpet blast. The voice said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after this.” 2 And instantly I was in the Spirit,[a] and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it. 3 The one sitting on the throne was as brilliant as gemstones—like jasper and carnelian. And the glow of an emerald circled his throne like a rainbow. 4 Twenty-four thrones surrounded him, and twenty-four elders sat on them. They were all clothed in white and had gold crowns on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder. And in front of the throne were seven torches with burning flames. This is the sevenfold Spirit[b] of God.

Quote of the Day

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

Victor Hugo

WITH HOPE AND FAITH

REV. ELDER G E STERRETT

FOUNDER

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Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

2 Comments Add Yours

  1. Bonnie Marlowe

    I thoroughly enjoyed your teaching on Crown’s✝️

    Reply
    • Glenn Sterrett

      Praise God!

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