REASSURANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT

On numerous occasions God promises never to leave or forsake us (Joshua 1:5; Hebrews 13:5). In Psalm 37:25, David gives a testimony that he has been young and now old but he has never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread. Then in 2 Corinthians 4:9 Paul says we may be persecuted, but not forsaken. 1 John 4:4 reminds us that greater is He that is in us than He that is in the world.

How many times does God have to remind and reassure us that He is God? He is omnipotent, meaning all-powerful; omnipresent, which means He is present everywhere; and omniscient which means He knows our thoughts before we think them. Matthew 6:33 and Hebrews 11:6 reminds us that God rewards those who diligently seek Him and He adds whatever He wants to their life, with the recognition of what they desire.

So what’s the problem? Why are we so fearful when we hear about the failing economy and the rise in violence? God has predicted that these things will happen in the latter days, “perilous times,” He said, “shall come” in 2 Timothy 3:1-17. Even as Christians, 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. In Luke 10:19 Jesus tells us that He has given us the power to tread on serpents, scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing by any means shall hurt us.

Most Christians don’t know that Jesus has given us the keys to the kingdom of heaven  and whatever we bind or loose on earth will also be bound and loosed in heaven; Matthew 16:19 tells us this. So why aren’t we using our keys to unlock the power of love and a sound mind to drive out fear? Once in righteousness, we should start binding up the things that’s not of God and loosing the things that are of God. When you are walking right with God you know that whatever you ask it will be done.

God has been trying to reassure and encourage us from before we were born; He wants us to trust Him better than how we trust our earthly father. In Isaiah 41:10, God tells us not to fear or be dismayed. Why? Because He is our God; He promised to strengthen us, help us and uphold us with His righteous right hand. In verse 13 He reminds us again that He is the Lord our God and like a good Father, he will hold our right hand; therefore we should not fear because He is going to help us. As W.H.’s song says, “Hold on, God’s help is on the way.” David says, “I will look to the hill from whence cometh my help? My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth (Psalm 121:1-2).

In Matthew 10:26-31, God tells us not to fear because there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed and nothing hidden that shall not be known. Matthew 10:27 says, “What I tell you in darkness, that speak in light, and what you hear in the ear, that proclaim upon the housetops.” Therefore, when we tell people His word, we are not badgering anyone.

Verse 28 of Mathew 10 tells us not to fear people who kill the body, but are unable to kill the soul; but fear God who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. In Matthew 6:25-26, God tell us not to be anxious for or worry about anything because if He takes care of the fowls of the air who neither sow nor gather into barns, but He feeds them and we are better than they are. Jesus tells us in Matthew 10:29 that two sparrows are sold for a farthing; and anyone of them fall to the ground God knows. Therefore if anything happens to us, we who are made in His image and likeness, He knows, even down to the hair on our heads, God knows the number of them. So there is no reason to fear because of if God takes care of the birds He will also take care of us. Matthew 10:31 reminds us that we are more valuable than many sparrows.

Remember we are servants of God. He has chosen us and He will not cast us away (Isaiah 41:9). Isaiah 41:11 and 12 tells us that all our enemies will be ashamed, disgraced, and shall be as nothing. “Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.” – Isaiah 41:11 and 12

Remember that God who calls us, is faithful and He will do what His word says. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 – “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.” 2 Peter 3:9 tells us that God is not slack concerning His promises. “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” – 2 Peter 3:9

When you love righteousness and hate iniquity God will anoint you with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Hebrews 1:9 – “Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.”

Though I walk through the shadow of  death I will fear no evil, for thou art with me thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Receive Jesus into your life, today. Without Him, it will be difficult to live a life pleasing to God. Go to the Salvation Page above and follow the instructions.

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

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