We have come to the last of my great uncle’s mini-series on the Promises of God. His meditations are drawn from the final verses of each letter in Revelation chapters 2 and 3, and are accompanied in this version by a rousing improvisation on flute and harpsichord by Elizabeth Long and Christiane von Albrecht – well actually it was a keyboard doing its best to sound like a harpsichord!
PROMISES 5 – OUR AUTHORITY IN THE LORD
The theme of these brief talks are on the authority that we have in Jesus, and on being a pillar in the house of the Lord. The first piece of music you will hear is a continuation of Mozart’s lovely 12th piano concerto which we began to send out last week. The second piece of music you will hear was written by Linda Entwistle especially for these meditations. It’s quite something to see her name right up there alongside Mozart as a composer! It’s called ‘Predichiamo’ – ‘let’s proclaim the gospel of Christ’.
Promises of God, Track 5 – Authority in the Lord
Enjoy the first five tracks of the Patmos CD too (see below) plus track 32!
Track 1 – It had happened to him
Track 2 – Loneliness or solitude?
Track 3 – Who am I?
Track 4 – Touchiness – the tripwire of Satan
Track 5 – A letter from Heaven
We thought it would be highly appropriate to trumpet the launch of this new site with a flourish and a fanfare. At our recording weekend we found time to record a rather dramatic passage from Monteverdi’s justly celebrated Vespers. I love it! We have put it at the start of the latest instalment of my great uncle’s brief meditations. This glorious baroque piece is followed by an equally ambitious attempt on our part to record a portion of Mozart’s 12th lovely Piano concerto. This is definitely a treat to enjoy!
Click on the ‘Promises of God’ title in the ‘Categories’ section on the right hand side of this page to access a collection of all the Promises of God articles and tracks.
I WILL GIVE YOU A NEW NAME
I will also give to each one a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.
Used as we are to considering rewards in worldly terms – bonuses, salary increases, cars with higher spec – manna may not at first sight have seemed a very exciting reward until we looked a bit deeper. And the same is probably true of the white stones that we are promised here. What do they signify? Continue reading
A Meditation by my great uncle
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give some of the manna that has been hidden away in Heaven. And to everyone who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne.
Revelation 2:17; 3:21
Manna may not sound very exciting to those of us brought up on rich and varied fare – the Lord will surely have more exotic wonders on display at the great heavenly banquet, but Jesus is the Bread of Life, and what He’s really saying here is that He’s offering us more of Himself, as well as providing us with daily manna to sustain us on our journey. Continue reading
This is the second part in our short series on the Promises of God from the conclusion of the Lord Jesus’ messages to the seven churches in Revelation.
My great uncle, Frank Weston wrote the greater part of these brief meditations nearly a hundred years ago, although I have added various linking and additional passages. We hope you will find the combination of words and music powerful. Linda Entwistle wrote the music: “Blessed are the poor.”