Just as in the beginning
when your Spirit
hovered above the sea;
so it is with your blood Lord,
that covers all of me.
Just like when you spoke your Word,
and brought forth day and night;
so it with your blood Lord,
that separates darkness from light.
Just as it is written,
in your book of remembrance,
the angel of death
passed over the dwellings
where the blood of the lamb
was on doorposts;
so it tonight Lord
on this memorable Passover night,
that the blood of Jesus my savior,
has resurrected me.
Just as it was in the days of Egypt,
when Moses stood for you;
so it is in my heart Lord,
I’ll do what you tell me to do.
Just as you freed your children
the nation of Israel;
so it is with your love for
this lost and lonely girl.
You led them
through the waters
that you separated
upon your command;
you took them
through the wilderness,
and brought them into
your promised land.
Your Spirit was with them
every step of the way;
leading them by fire at night,
and by cloud during the day;
so it with your Spirit today Lord,
for those who walk according to your ways.
And just as it was when you rested
in your holy tent;
so it is today Lord,
when your Spirit dwells in the hearts of men.
Instead of living outside in,
as it was in days of old;
You now live inside out,
and this is how your story is told.
Your have ended the era
of Aaron's priests,
there is no way a man could live
up to your holiness;
Melchizedek has always been
the true spiritual priest!
Since the final sacrifice
of your beautiful Son,
your Kingdom has been advancing;
for those who believe
He is THE ONE;
He who said, "It is finished."
has declared the battle’s been won!
We are his royal priesthood,
who no longer need to sacrifice
thousands of beasts;
instead we die to self
and patiently endure
while growing hungry for the wedding feast.
Instead of scurrying around
trying to make ourselves right,
we get to rest and repent
under the blood of Christ.
Lord help us not forget
what your Spirit did
to deliver your children
from oppression and complete bondage.
The same power
that descended upon your Son,
is the same power
that lives in your chosen ones.
Just like when Jesus was led
into the wilderness for 40 days,
when he was tested by the devil
and when he did not stray;
he spoke the truth in confidence
as he hung on to your every word,
is how he defeated the tempter,
and his countenance was not blurred;
so it is with us Lord
who are grafted into your vine,
may we receive your living water
and become spiritually alive.
May the valley where dry bones existed,
grow flesh and become alive and well,
in the hearts of men who love you
in those who drink from your well.
Allow the hardness of our hearts
to become brittle by Your Word,
Let the dust fall to the ground
and be transformed by what we have heard.
It’s often when we crumble
by our heart’s brokenness,
that we turn to you Lord
and ask for your breathe;
So forgive us for our sins
when we miss your mark,
and remember us for our faith Lord
and hear our heralds hark.
With Jesus as our Lord, Father
we open our hearts to you.
Where the Spirit is Lord, Father
We know freedom rings true;
So as we walk through this valley,
filled with shadow and death,
help us to fear no evil
as long as we breathe your breath;
When we go through trials
characterized by this world,
help us to remember that our final judgement
has been overturned.
Continue to give us courage,
and boldness to speak your Word,
Bend our ears to you Lord,
so that we can fulfill everything we've heard.
Cover our lives, Father
beneath the blood of your lamb;
we hold tight to your Spirit, Father
while he carries out your plan.
Your mysteries are being unfolded
before our very eyes,
keep us from being deceived
by the enemy’s twisted lies.
May we live to see you God
as Father, Spirit and Son;
May we come to dwell with you, God
as heavenly bodies made into one.