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Friday, October 13, 2017

Being Kept By God


Psalm 55:22

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

 

What does it mean to be kept by God? We will address the question from three perspectives, and they are:

(a) Preservation through His powers as He preserves all that was created. This is accomplished through His Son Jesus Christ as recorded in Colossians 1:16-17, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Christ is before all things, and by him all things consists.” These two verses clearly explains who holds everything in place, the planets in their orbits, the moon and stars in their places and even the smallest particles of life are held together by Christ.

(b) His provisions in that God provides for the needs of all life that was created by Him. Reflect with me on the plants and animals how they are cared for; are humans better than they? Philippians 4:19, which states, “But my God shall supply all of my needs according to His riches and glory.”

(c) His involvement in government we see God ruling this world through His sovereign powers. He allows the events that have occurred in our history and those that are occurring in the present are under His permissive will and oversight and at His appointed time He intervenes to bring about His redemptive purposes in our lives.

There is surety in being kept by God.

 

 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

God Speaks



Job 33:14; Hebrews 1:1-2




If the question was raised, does God speak? Today's scriptures answer the question with a resounding yes He does speak.  Hebrews 1:1 makes it plan that yes God speak and have been speaking to humanity through various methods and in different times. Job 33:14 tells us that God have spoken to us not once but twice but humanity is failing to listen.
This remains true today; this is evidence through the many natural disasters that has and is occurring in the Unites States alone. Let me encourage all to hear the voice of the Lord, because He is speaking. I make this plea because of the widespread hatred, anger and vitriol that is being spewed for no apparent reason other than hate. This country needs a spiritual healing (2 Chronicles 7:14); love will override hate.
Be encouraged because we who know the Lord are His sheep who knows His voice and will follow Him (John 1027-28).
God is speaking; hear His voice and adhere to His message; turn back to Him and make Him first in our lives.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Be Vigilant



1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

Peter is encouraging all believers both then and now to be wise and aware of our adversary the devil as he is constantly seeking to impede the believer's faith journey as believers have committed him or herself to doing the will of God.

How must believers be vigilant of our adversary? This is achieved by first refusing to believe his lies as he is a masterful strategist and is very clever in laying straps.  Reflect on how he deceived Eve into eating the forbidden fruit; he is still at work in the world today. Second, believers are to be watchful by studying God's Word and living according to His Word. Third, believers must rely on the Holy Spirit in our efforts to refrain from falling prey to Satan. Fourth, believers must remain fully dressed in God's body armour as God knew that Satan would make every effort to destroy believers (Ephesians 6:11-18). Therefore, believers are to take the fight to Satan through prayer and God's Word-the Bible.

1 John 4:4 states, "greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world;" therefore, use your resources and remain watchful of your surroundings, because Satan is on the prowl. He wants to destroy you. Believers, we have victory; Christ won the victory.
Watch as well as pray.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

God's Protection



Isaiah 54:17

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of Me, saith the LORD.

The setting for today's message is Jerusalem where the Lord God is providing comfort for His people. This comforting message applies to believers today and for generations to come. What better comfort and protection than that of the Lord's? Only God can provide true protection.
Believers, be encouraged, because the Lord said "no weapon that is formed against you (thee) shall prosper", which means they would fail in their efforts. Believers, sometimes situations shake us to our core; take refuge in God's awesome powers and protective care.
What a mighty God we serve?

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our Supreme Helper



Psalm 121: 1-6

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from which cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

When trouble covers you like a blanket and there appears to be no way out, remember the Lord our God is a present help in the time of trouble for He knows the way. The Lord is the supplier of all our needs as stated in Philippians 4:19 and Psalm 18:2 shows who the Lord is in the time of trouble by stating, "The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust, my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower."

There is no other God like the God of all creation that you can call anytime day of night and get an answer. Therefore, call on God He is our supreme helper.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

The Healing of a Nation



2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive  their sin, and will heal their land.

Over the course of this year I have written about a healing of this nation, prayed about it; my pastor have preached about it and other prayer warriors have also prayed for a healing of this nation.
This prayer has been made because many of us see the need for a spiritual healing of this nation because we see the level of hatred, bigotry and down right evil that is being displayed. This does not represent the majority of us Americans who shows compassion, love and care for one another as commanded in 1 John 4:1. 
The recent disasters painted a clear picture of who we really are as caring and loving people; where there was a need we stepped up to provide that need. As love, compassion and giving a helping hand continues to be displayed; then evil will have to flee. Why, because love over shadowed hate; then too by our actions we will have shown that hate has no place here.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Trusting God At All Times



Psalm 37:1-10


Give all your troubles to the Lord and leave them there. When evil is all around continue trusting and waiting on the Lord, because in God's own time will reverse the evil that is being done as stated in verse 10, "for evildoers will be cut off; but those that wait on the Lord shall inherit the earth."

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