Realizing the presence, promise, and power of the Kingdom of God.

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
Books by John Nunnikhoven

Psalm 7:8-13

The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me. Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may You establish the righteous-- You who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God! My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart. God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. If a man does not repent, God will whet His sword; He has bent and readied his bow; He has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making His arrows fiery shafts.

You are righteous and just, carrying your grace and mercy to a thousand generations. Therefore I know that You are able and will resolve these relationships in a way that brings glory and honor to Your Name. You will bring repentance and forgiveness to all concerned. You are a might and just God.



 

Psalm 7:14-17

Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies. He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made. His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends. I will give to the LORD the thanks due to His righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.

Lord, it is difficult to conceive that others may not be willing to accept resolution of the broken relationships; to make the necessary repentances and seek forgiveness. But should that be so, give me the grace to live Your grace into the relationships so that glory and honor will continue to accrue to Your holy name.



Psalm 8:1 To the choirmaster: according to The Gittith. A Psalm of David.

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.

I AM, the name that speaks of Your power and might, the name that speaks of Your grace and mercy, I AM the one who brought me out of Egypt, the one who is the Redeemer of my soul, the one who shepherds and leads me. I AM, the LORD God Almighty.



 

Psalm 119:164

Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous rules.

An excellent time to begin to focus on this discipline. I need, desperately need, to develop the habit of praising You throughout the day. Not just as a response to some bit of good news or event that pleases me, but as a spontaneous eruption of phrase. A veritable geyser of praise and adoration. A bursting forth in song! A shout to Your goodness!

Psalm 8:2

Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.

You, the Almighty, choose to use the weak and helpless to demonstrate Your power and might. You use me, not because of my strength and wisdom but because of my weakness and failure so that You will be revealed in all Your Glory. Praise You, my Lord and my Master.

 

Psalm 8:3-8

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

What am I, Lord, in the vast expanse of the creation? That broad painting that covers all time and space, drawn from the rich palette that is Your creativity. Yet You reached down and selected me to restore and install as a member of the family of God, charged with the responsibility of bringing the message of reconciliation to all peoples.

Psalm 8:9

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Majesty, true Majesty, awesome Majesty, perfect Majesty, Majesty without peer or comparison, Majesty before which all else pales into insignificance. Cause Your Name to be trumpeted throughout the earth.



Psalm 9:1-2 To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.

I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.

I will, I will, I will; all of my own volition. I will choose to give thanks and recount and be glad and exult and praise. Furthermore, I will intentionally seek Your hand in every aspect of my life, in my surroundings, in the circumstances and events of my life, in the lives of all whom You have given to me as my personal mission field, and in the creation. And having found Your hand, I will testify to others of Your marvelous grace and mercy.



 

Psalm 9:3-10

When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence. For you have maintained my just cause; you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment. You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish; you have blotted out their name forever and ever. The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished. But the LORD sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice, and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness. The LORD is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you.

Thank You, Lord that I can know and be assured that You are overseeing all; that You are in control and I have nothing to fear. You have established a throne of justice where You judge all with righteousness and uprightness. I can put my trust in You; You will not forsake me!

Psalm 9:11-18

Sing praises to the LORD, who sits enthroned in Zion! Tell among the peoples his deeds! For he who avenges blood is mindful of them; he does not forget the cry of the afflicted. Be gracious to me, O LORD! See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death, that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation. The nations have sunk in the pit that they made; in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught. The LORD has made himself known; he has executed judgment; the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.

You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power, for You created all things, and by Your will they existed and were created. You are worthy, O Lord, You are worthy.

 And now, Lord, knowing that all things are under Your feet and in Your control, and as we enter a new phase in the life of Your Church, give us strength and perseverance to be faithful in the face of adversity. As the forces of the Evil One gather to spread their lies and muzzle the proclamation of the Word, equip the faithful to stand firm in love and challenge the Lie.



Psalm 119:171-172

My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes. My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right.

Fill my mouth with Your praises; let my lips and tongue be the instruments of a symphony of heavenly thanksgiving; remove anything which would mute and deaden the joyful sounds. That my all would speak of Your glory, love and the munificence of Your Word.

Psalm 9:19-20

Arise, O LORD! Let not man prevail; let the nations be judged before you! Put them in fear, O LORD! Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah

Lord, what would it be like to have this nation recognize that it is but a union of the fallen? Not as a theocracy but as a union of the redeemed? What will it be like to have all the peoples of the world living in harmony, seeking Your face and loving their neighbor? Come quickly, Lord Jesus, come!



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