God’s Love For Us

Romans 8:35–Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Romans 8:38-39–For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Nothing can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord or the love of Christ Himself.  None of the things mentioned in the scriptures above can separate us form God’s love.  These include things that are visible and invisible.  They include physical things and beings and spiritual beings.

God wants us to know this–He wants us to know that we are secure in His love.  He wants us “to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge” (Ephesians 3:19).  This very “love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us” (Romans 5:5).  If we are sensitive to the Holy Spirit, He will reveal to us God’s love for us.

More than conquerors–Because of His love and watch care over us, He makes sure that we are more than conquerors when we have to deal with these things and beings (Romans 8:37).

Thanks be to God, which gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57

When The Righteous Face Troubles And Afflictions

Psalms 34:15–The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.

Psalms 34:17– The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Psalms 34:19– Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

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These promises are for the righteous, so let us first see who these righteous ones are. They are described in Psalms 34:13-14.

Psalms 34:13-14–The righteous are those who keep their tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.  The righteous are those who depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.  These are the qualifications for receiving the promises of God.

Psalms 34:15–The Lord is near and watches over the righteous ones as they live out their lives on this earth.  Each and every day; as He said, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee”.  Not for one moment will we be without Him.  His ears are open to the prayers of the righteous.

Psalms 34:17–When the righteous pray the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles; sometimes from them and sometimes through them.

Psalms 34:19–Mankind faces many afflictions in this world in which we live.  It is a part of life and both the wicked and the righteous face these sufferings, distresses and pain.  The difference is that the Lord is with the righteous and delivers them out of them all.

Amos 3:3–Can two walk together, except they be agreed?  If we want the Lord to walk with us then we must be in agreement with him in the way we live our life.

God’s Instruction And Direction

Psalms 32:8-11–I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

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God will instruct us and teach us in the way we should go–We will have the direct teaching and leadership of God Himself according to all of His knowledge and wisdom.  His Spirit indwells us and the New Testament tells us that He will perform these things for us.  “I will guide you with mine eye” speaks of His personal watch care over our lives.  We do not walk alone.

Be not without understanding–Be not as the horse or mule that must be held in check and guided by force.  We are to listen when He teaches us and follow when He guides us in the exercise of our free will.  God does not want to use force with us.  He wants us to be eager and responsive to His teaching and guidance and to be obedient in regards to both.

Trust in the Lord–Many sorrows will be to the wicked but if we trust in the Lord we shall be surrounded with the mercy of God.  This means that we shall receive from God that which we need.  To trust in the Lord is to be eager and responsive to His teaching and guidance and to be obedient in regards to both as we have stated above.  Our obedience to His teaching and guidance is the expression of our faith and trust in Him and makes us righteous and upright in heart.

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, and shout for joy–This is reserved for the righteous and the upright in heart.  To be righteous and upright in heart is to do as we have stated above.  We will be blessed to where we are glad in the Lord, and to where we rejoice and shout for joy.

Letters From God–Book of 2 Peter 3:1-10

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My child, stir up the minds of your fellow Christians, by reminding them of the important revelations of the holy prophets and the apostles.  Remind them that in the last days scoffers will proclaim, “Where is the promise of Jesus’ coming? All things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation”, and they will continue to live their lives in their own lusts.  They are willingly ignorant that by My word the heavens were of old and the earth standing out of the water and in the water and that the world then perished being overflowed with water.  So they are ignorant also that the heavens and earth which are now, by My word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

My child, do not be ignorant of this: that one day is with Me as a thousand years and a thousand years are as one day.  I am not slack concerning My promise as some men count slackness; but I am longsuffering toward mankind and not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  But know this, that the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night and at that time the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, the elements shall melt with fervent heat, and the earth and all the works that are therein shall be burned up.  2 Peter 3:1-10

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God’s Word

God's Word


“Every word of God is pure”–Proverbs 30:5
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“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God”–Luke 4:4
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“As newborn babes, desire the milk of the word, that you mak grow thereby”–1 Peter 2:2
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Is Anything Too Hard For The Lord?

Genesis 18:14–Is any thing too hard for the Lord? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

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Is any thing too hard for the Lord?

God asked Abraham this question in relation to him and Sarah having a son when they were well past the age of having children. God had made a covenant with Abraham as stated in Genesis 17:1-8. Abrahams’ part of the covenant was to walk before God in complete maturity and wholehearted devotion and service to God. In return God promised to multiply him exceedingly and that he would be the father of many nations and that he and his descendants would receive a promised land.

We must ask ourselves the same question. “With God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). “With God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27). We also have a covenant relationship with God. Jesus said, “This is the new testament (covenant) in my blood which is shed for you” (Luke 22:20). Our responsibility in this covenant relationship is the same as Abrahams. We are to walk before God in complete spiritual maturity and wholehearted devotion and service to Him. In return God will be there for us in whatever we face in this life. He will either deliver us from the difficult things and times or He will deliver us through the difficult things and times. Remember, “All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). If He chooses to deliver us through the difficult things and times instead of from them, we can rest assured that He has a purpose in us going through those things and times. He will not only help us through them but will work them for good either in our life or in the life of others and all to His honor and glory.

Walk in faith.  What things are impossible with men are possible with God.  We can place our faith in what man can do but we must stretch our faith to embrace what God can do, and we must do it regardless what others think or say.

Those Born Of The Spirit

John 3:8–The wind blows where it lists, and thou hear the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

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The wind blows where it lists–The wind blows where it will.  It brings various results.  It can be a cooling breeze to comfort us in the heat.  It can also be a destructive force causing great damage.

Thou hear the sound thereof–We can hear the wind blowing. We can also see the results of the winds with our eyes including the movement of trees and plants.  We can also see the destruction of the winds.  We can feel the wind against our skin.  If it was not for the 5 senses associated with the flesh we could not detect the wind and its movement.

You can not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goes–We can’t tell where it begins, where it ends or where it blows in between.

So is every one that is born of the Spirit–The movement of the Spirit and his results can not be detected with the 5 senses of the flesh.  The Spirit brings various results.  One of the results is His creative action resulting in our spiritual birth.  He can have a calming effect to overcome our fears and anxiety.  He can produce the fruit of the Spirit in our lives and He can manifest Himself through us in the gifts of the Spirit.  He can teach us and guide us into the truth and He can lead us and give direction in our lives.

Like the wind, the Spirit operates where He will.  Unlike the wind, the 5 senses are ineffective in detecting the moving of the Spirit.  The natural man (unsaved man) can not detect the movement and operation of the Spirit.

Everyone that is born of the Spirit, when functioning under the influence of the Spirit is like the Spirit.  The natural man and those Christians walking in the flesh cannot detect where the Christian is coming from or where he is going.  These people will have a hard time understanding what this Christian is doing or why.

The wind and the other things of this physical world impact us through our 5 senses of the physical flesh.  However, the Spirit indwells our new spirit, operates through our spirit, and can be detected by our spirit.

The Necessity Of Prayer

Luke 6:12–And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

Luke 9:28–He took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.

Luke 18:1–Men ought always to pray, and not to faint.

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Jesus Habit Of Prayer:

1.  Prayed alone–He went out into a mountain to pray.  It was a regular part of His life.  We too should regularly get alone to pray.

2.  Extended prayer–He continued all night in prayer to God.  Like Jesus we should schedule extended times of prayer. However extended times of prayer takes practice.  Begin in small amounts of time and work your way up in time.

3.  Prayer with His inner circle (Luke 9:28)–Jesus had three circles of influence.  He had many followers, he had the 12 disciples, and he had Peter, James, and John.  Jesus took the three up into a mountain to pray.  We should have 2 or 3 intimate prayer partners.

Encouragement to pray:

1.  Men ought always to pray (Luke 18:1)–Prayer is the key to our relationship with God.  Through prayer we have fellowship, and receive knowledge and wisdom.  We also receive strength and guidance.

***** Lord teach us to pray and how to pray. Amen.*****

The Family Of God

Mark 3:35–Whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

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My brother, and my sister, and mother–This is a reference of course to the family of Jesus.  Jesus family had come to where He was, to see Him, and those that sat about Him told him of their arrival.  As Jesus so often did, He used something physical to teach about something spiritual.  Jesus’ reply was in reference to His spiritual family.  He then revealed what makes anyone a member of His spiritual family.

Whosoever shall do the will of God–In Matthew’s gospel we read, “Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother” (Matthew 12:50).  Here He associated those who do the will of the Father in heaven with the heavenly family of which God is their Father.  We are born of the Spirit of God and become His children.  We have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry Father.  This scripture speaks of God’s all inclusive will for us.

1. It involves our regeneration. This is His will in regards to us repenting, turning from our sins, believing in the Lord Jesus Christ and thus becoming a new creature in Christ Jesus through being born of the Spirit of God. It of course takes in the proper response to God’s love, grace and mercy.

2. It involves our sanctification. This is His will in regards to our life here on the earth from the time we got saved until we depart from this world. It involves our being separated from sin and unto God in our daily walk and life. It also involves the way we live our life and in our ministry and service for the Lord. His will during this time for us is that we allow the Spirit to manifest Himself in our lives through the fruit of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit. It involves us yielding ourselves unto God and the members of our body as instruments of righteousness in His hands. It involves us allowing Him both to will and to do of His good pleasure in us and through us.

3. It involves our glorification. This is His will in regards to our future life in heaven. It occurs at the time we leave this world and enter eternity and our final dwelling place in the presence of God our Father. It involves our receiving our new body and our new place prepared for us by Jesus in heaven.

Jesus said, “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work” (John 4:34).

Our meat too, is to do the will of the Father and to finish the work He has given us to do.

Know The Scriptures And The Power Of God

Matthew 22:29–Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

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These were the words of Jesus to the Sadducees.  They did err; being wrong, mistaken, and coming to the wrong conclusions.  They believed what was untrue and incorrect.  It is possible they were lead astray by their teachers and religious leaders.  There were two reasons why they did err.

1. They did not know the scriptures. They could quote the scriptures and knew them in a very superficial way but they lacked the true meaning of these scriptures. Many people today are like these Sadducees. They are religious people following the traditions of the elders and attending their religious services. Many of them can quote scripture but have no understanding of the truth of them. Sometimes these people approach the word of God with closed minds. They hold to what they have been taught by men when the Holy Spirit is trying to guide them into the truth.

2. They did not know the power of God. Like the title of a book I read once, “Your God is Too Small”. We have a God that is omnipotent. There is nothing impossible with Him. But for some people their understanding of the magnitude of God’s power is so small. The scriptures tell us about Jesus’ ministry in His own country, “He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief” (Matthew 13:58). He was limited in His ministry because of their unbelief in the scriptures and in the power of God.

We err, are mistaken, and come to the wrong conclusions when we don’t’ know the scriptures,

nor the power of God. Because of this we also limit God in our life.

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