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Sunday, August 10, 2008

JOY OVER YOU!

As we read the headlines, they are becoming more and more ominous as the weeks toward the establishment of His Kingdom advance. His glorious Kingdom in which righteousness and justice rule is as sure as the rising of the sun this morning and the setting of the same this evening!



His Children living on this troubled planet have great and precious promises from our Father who inhabits eternity; both past and present. He created the worlds by the words of His mouth. He will defeat the enemy of all who love Him the same way. This evening a storm passed by our home and there were very deep and rolling thunders that made our home vibrate! I thought immediately, MY FATHER IS DOING THAT!!



As the earth and the 190 or so nations start to tremble and shake we can be confident that our Father is also doing that! He is in total control. There are no surprises in His Kingdom. At times His children may have short seasons of fear or doubt, but our victory, as He has said, comes through our faith. This is the victory that overcomes the world; even our faith. It faith in Him; not faith in ourselves. He is our all in all.



In confidence we can remind ourselves daily of Zephaniah 3:17, " The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy, He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing."



Can you imagine this? God Himself rejoicing over you and I with joy and singing? What a thought!




No matter the frightening news or events of the coming weeks; He knows right where we are, He knows exactly not only what our needs are, but even what they will be in the future. He who has carried us through to redemption, deliverance, and salvation through the Messiah will not lose one! No not one!



Isaiah 46:3,4 says:


"Hearken unto Me, O house of Jacob,
and all the remnant of the house of Israel,
which are borne by Me from the belly,
which are carried from the womb;"



"And even to your old age I am He;
and even to hoar (white, aging) hairs will I carry you.
I have made and I will bear;
even I will carry and will deliver you."



How much better promises do we need?



God said He carries us from the womb, bore us from the belly, and that He will continue to carry and deliver us! As the old song from the 1800's says:



THERE'S NOT A FRIEND
There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No not one! No not one!
None else could heal all our soul's diseases,
No not one! No not one!
Jesus knows all about our struggles,
He will guide till the day is done;
There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus,
No not one! No not one!
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Have a great week thinking upon Him!
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