Thursday, January 19, 2012

Which side will you be on?

From Isareal today magazine

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

"Raise these arms"

Guardians of Ga’Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky has been one of my favorite books. She uses WWII and the Nazi regime analogy showing the good owls "The Guardians" defeating the bad owls "Pure ones." The Guardians motto is "To make strong the weak, mend the broken, and vanquish the evil." This saying always reminded me of a song I love called "Raise these arms" by David Meece. The song sounds like a fighting song but it is actually just the opposite. "Raise these arms means just that, to just raise our arms up in total surrender. Surrendering our nefesh to do Abba's will His way by His Spirit moving in us.  Matthew 10:20 "For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you." The Spirit has to direct us because He knows whats in people's hearts - not us. Thats why we need to hear Him, to obey, and to act what the Spirit is telling us to do. Then we can say "To make strong the weak, mend the broken, and without hesitation vanquish the evil."
"Raise These Arms"
by David Meece


In the ease of unconcern
I rested lazily
To the sound of the careless songs
Well, it almost got the best of me
'Till I heard the prophet's anger
Echo from the centuries
'Till I couldn't fight the truth
I could only answer


I will raise these arms
With the reapers of the harvest
With the servants of the Lord
I will raise these arms
In the field and in the vineyard
I will labor
I will raise these arms
Yes I will


Say to those who sleep in Zion
Now the time has come to rise
Can you hear the voice of Jesus
See the fire in His eyes?
Who will go and help the hopeless
Who will go and help the weak?
Lead the lost sheep to the shepherd
Who will answer?


I will raise these arms
With the reapers of the harvest
With the servants of the Lord
I will raise these arms
In the field and in the vineyard
I will labor
I will raise these arms


We have wrestled with the angel
We've wandered in the night
And we've lost our way in pointless games
Now it's time to stop pretending
Time we get up on our feet and say
Hey, Hey


I will raise these arms
With the reapers of the harvest
With the servants of the Lord
I will raise these arms
In the field and in the vineyard
I will labor
I will raise these arms