In the Face of Righteousness by Ruth Dickson

The Spirit of the Lord is the revealer Truth. He changes hearts, changes ideologies, changes mindsets, in opposition to His mindset, enabling them to conform to HIS.

Concepts, ideas and ideologies soaked and dripping in idolatry and worldliness are demolished and become rubble, in the face of God’s righteousness

– Ruth Dickson

He Will Make You Lie Down in Green Pastures by Ruth Dickson.

“Green Pastures”… absolutely, God will make you lie down there. It is a beautiful picture of God’s Grace. You don’t have to earn access into this greenery…God simply makes you lie down… by His Spirit. Hallelujah. 👇🏾

It’s all about Grace.

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VICTORY OVER SIN by Ruth Dickson

Victory Over Sin

The work of Christ goes beyond any mental or written acknowledgment. It runs much deeper. It deals with the issue of SIN.

Sold Out:

Who on earth could redeem this world and deliver souls from the dominion and control of the Devil. The situation needed a Redeemer. The unregenerate, sinful condition of the human heart, without the power in the blood, remains the same.

The Physician of the Soul:

Grace breaks the sorrow of the human heart. Only God can wipe away the wounds of the heart, and heal it. Jesus Christ is the healer of the wounded heart. He purchased this healing on the Cross.

The Messenger of Comfort:

The Lord Comforts all who mourn in Zion. He goes up to the highways and down to the byways, bringing consolation and joy. What can compete with or compare to God’s Spirit? “Oh how favoured are those who have the Spirit of God upon them.” – Charles Spurgeon.

Christ Evidently Gives Beauty for Ashes:

In the midst of a storm, who gives peace of body, mind and soul? There is beauty in the peace of God. This world’s gear and cosmetics, bear no comparison to the beauty of the Lord.

Clothed in Garments of Salvation:

God’s people wear Crowns of Glory. They are are clothed with Garments of Salvation and covered in Robes of Righteousness. These beautiful spotless robes, prepared in God’s Holy sanctuary, reveal the Holiness and Sovereignty of God. Satan has no control over it.

The beautiful Bride of Christ, will appear before the BrideGroom, ready and prepared. Not in filthy robes, but adorned with imputed Robes of Righteousness. The glory of this, belongs to Christ alone!

Rejoice and again, I say, Rejoice. The nations are Christ’s inheritance, the whole earth His possession.

©️ Ruth Dickson

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Death and Life by Ruth Dickson

A Picture of Death and Life.


Multitudes assembled from both near and far to listen to the message John the Baptist preached. Within the gatherings of the multitudes, were those who believed John the Baptist’s message. They desired a change of heart. Yet, there were others; Pharisees and Saducees, with hardened hearts. John the Baptist described them as a “Brood of Vipers”. These religious leaders were confident and self-absorbed with ceremonial and external performances. They presumed they had no need of repentance and preparation because of their father, Abraham. In their hearts and minds they were deceived; believing they were above the law; faultless and sinless. In trying to keep up with outward obedience to rules and regulations, they missed the inward change of heart that God desired.


Today in the Church, Repentance; a change of heart; to turn away from sin, is a much hated word.


The Forerunner:

John the Baptist can be described as one who knew his purpose and call. He emerged from the deserts of the wilderness to bring about change. He pointed to Christ. Like a bridge, he lay himself down between the Old Testament and the New. Jesus walked across this bridge, into prepared hearts, ready to receive Him.


John Prepared the Way:

John the Baptist, “Prepared the way of the Lord.” As prophesied by Malachi, he would come in the Spirit of Elijah (Malachi 4:5-6). John spoke boldly, challenging people’s hearts, minds and way of living, calling them to repent for the forgiveness of sins.


A Symbol of Cleansing:

Water cleanses, washes, it purifies. The work of Baptism involves immersion. It also involves the coming up, emerging, from that place of immersion. Baptism symbolises the old being washed away and emergence of the new. It mirrors the death of the old man and the emergence of the new man.


A New Creation in Christ:

God is calling His children to come out of their old ways and embrace the new. Just like in the days of old, God is raising up voices to speak boldly, without fear. God used Noah to “Prepare” the Ark, but the people would not listen. God used John the Baptist to “Prepare the Way” and many believed, repented and turned away from their old ways, while others did not. The voice of John the Baptist is being echoed by the servants of God today 🗣 Christ is coming soon!

The Winnowing Fan:

By the power of the Holy Spirit, God is calling His people to turn away from their sinful ways. Christ is coming again. Like a winnowing fan, He will separate the Chaff from the Wheat. He will separate Goats from Sheep.


Are You “Prepared” Brethren?

Christ is knocking at the Door, the gates are open. Through Christ’s Death and Resurrection, He has given New Life.


Anyone in Christ is a new creation. The Old has passed away. Behold, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17). Christ has prepared the WAY. Christ is the Highway of Holiness, prepared for those who walk in the WAY. (Isaiah 35:8, Romans 6:22).


Make Straight The Way of The Lord:

Christ has removed every stumbling block. He has demolished every obstacle by filling up the valleys, pulling down the high places, making the crooked places straight and removing the stones to make those rough, hard places smooth.. Abide in God’s presence. Prepare by faith. The Lord is coming soon.

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The Unmissable Fragrance of the Lily of the Valleys by Ruth Dickson

Christ the Lily of Valleys

The Lily grows in the most unexpected places. It can be found in dark places. In the depth of the Valley is where this delicate flower flourishes. It is a flower amongst flowers, as its fragrance permeates any environment it is found. It is a flower of purity, found in the most rough and inhospitable terrains.

Christ is the Lily of Valleys. He is the brightness of this dark world. Found in the deepest of Valleys, He brings beauty and warmth, to ugly and cold places. The fragrance of Christ’s presence is delightful. It touches the untouchable, giving them an unmissable divine and heavenly aroma.

The Glory of God.

In the face of Christ, is the glory of God. His power, reaches the depths of the earth. Christ gathers those on the fringes of society: the poor, the weak, widow, the fatherless, the meek, the weary, the lonely, the downcast. There is no one God’s Spirit cannot reach.

Anyone who trusts in Christ will never be put to shame. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

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The Refiners Fire by Ruth Dickson

The Refiners Fire

Israel went through years of suffering and sadness. In their years of captivity and enslavement, it seemed like God had abandoned and forgotten them. These harrowing years were to bring correction to a people whose hearts were sold out to other gods.

The Prophet Isaiah:

God raised up a prophet to speak to Israel in its dry and wilderness places. The prophet Isaiah brought words of chastisement, but he also spoke prophetic words of God’s comfort. Isaiah reminded the children of Israel that God had not forgotten them in the wilderness. The Prophet reminded Israel of God’s promises.

The Valley of Dead Bones:

Many Christians today have discarded the promises of God in a Valley of Dead bones. A valley of dead bones is an illustration of hopelessness and helplessness. It is a stagnant picture of no hope and no expectation of change.

Just like the children of Israel during their dark days, many children of God feel abandoned in a never ending dark valley. Many have been in this place for so long that prayer has been neglected. Just like like the Prophet Isaiah, the Spirit of God is bringing correction and a message of hope and comfort to God’s people today.

God has not Forgotten His Promises:

You must remember, until Christ returns, there will be many trials and tribulations. The Christian is a pilgrim on a journey towards Heaven. Until you get to Heaven there will be mountains and hills, valleys, crooked and rough places to journey through. You must never forget these testings and ordeals are temporary. For many these circumstances will be used as instruments by God to bring discipline and change. These adversities will lead you to repent, turn away from sin and turn to God. There is a highway of Holiness that belongs to God’s people. The unclean can not go there…

God is Able:

God is able to meet you in the Valley. It does not matter what the Valley is called. It may be named disappointment; betrayal; heartbreak; fear; rejection; addiction; singleness; joblessness; illness; moral failure; spiritual barrenness… no matter how dark the Valley or how long you have been there, God is able to meet you there.

God’s Words of Comfort:

God has not abandoned you. In your wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord. Make straight a highway in your desert places. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level and the rough places smooth. ( Isaiah 40:1-4).

The Glory of God:

In the face of Christ, you see the glory of God. Look to Him alone, listen to His voice, He will give you the grace to obey. God will never leave you or forsake you. God’s Word stands forever.

You have a journey to make, but always remember the Comforter, the Holy Spirit is travelling with you, every step of the way. You are not alone.

©️ Ruth Dickson

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Praying in times of Distress written by Ruth Dickson

“My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26:39

Jesus Prayed at Gethsemane:

Jesus remembered you when He prayed to the Father at Gethsemane.  Though Jesus was very sorrowful and troubled in His spirit, He faced the burden placed on His shoulders with Prayer.

The guilt and sin of this world  imputed to Jesus, weighed heavy on His shoulders. Jesus went through so much agony in His soul, yet He was resolute  not to turn back from God’s will.  He would not shrink back. Jesus prayed for support and strength.

Praying in times of trouble:

Whenever satan tries to fill your heart with sorrow, remember the “Man of Sorrows,” our Lord Jesus,  has passionately prayed for you.  He has paid the price for you.  The trouble of the  past is neither your portion or future, remember Christ wept for you. He took away the burden of sin from you.

The Holy Spirit with you:

Jesus prayed whenever He was grieved in spirit, you should pray also. The Holy Spirit is the Comforter and Jesus has promised His presence to all who believe in Him, at all times.  You  are not alone, but have the Holy Spirit to encourage strengthen and support you, every step of the way. (John 14:15-16).

©️Ruth Dickson

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The All-Protecting Shield written by Ruth Dickson

Ephesians Posts-07The All-Protecting Shield of Faith

A Shield is a buckler, a broad piece of metal that protects from danger and darts. A Shield  comes in many shapes and sizes, but the Shield the Christian carries is large enough to protect every part of the body.

At  whatever angle the enemy comes against the Christian, the Shield of Faith is big enough and strong enough to resist the onslaught. The head, heart, waist, arms and feet all parts of the Body are  covered by this one Shield, the Shield of Faith can be described as the Shield of Shields.

The Helmet of Salvation; the Breastplate of Righteousness, The Belt of Truth, The Sword of The Spirit, The Shoes to spread the Gospel of Peace are the spiritual graces the enemy  targets. But the Child of God must not succumb, retreat of surrender, rather march forward with the Shield of Faith.

The Children of Faith are not afraid to be separate from the world. They are not ashamed to be called Christ followers and take a stand. They are not afraid to speak in the face of opposition, sin and unbelief.  To them, God has given the divine gift of  Faith. The Christian will be battle-tested, so therefore should be battle-ready at all times.  What is the crack in your spiritual armour that the enemy will attack? Learn to identify this through prayer.

Doubt is one of the enemies  of the soul. The Christian should never doubt the promises of God, but feed on God’s Word.     Whatever trial the Christian faces, the Shield of Faith provides adequate protection.  Without Faith, it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:1), so be encouraged child of God, raise your spiritual shield of Faith today. Amen

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