As Christians, we are ALL but pilgrims, who are just
passing through, and this world is NOT our home!
We are here on a mission from God…
19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
There is another scripture that comes to mind, that tells us not to lose hope, because regardless of what we might feel, or think, given any given situation, be it trial, tribulation, or whatever, God’s has nevertheless given us His word never to leave us, nor forsake us:
Hebrews 13:5-6 (Amplified Bible)
5Let your [a]character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] [b]Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor [c]give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [d][I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor [e]let [you] down ([f]relax My hold on you)! [[g]Assuredly not!](A)
6So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?(B)
Below is another important message from Reinhard Bonnke, concerning our postion in Christ.
This information is imperative for each of us to understand, for as Christians, at least for those of us who have been around awhile, we have heard these scriptures since Sunday school, and we know them by heart; but that does not at all mean that we have experienced the reality of what these scriptures are saying; and it doesn’t at all mean that this truth has settled into our lives, in our hearts, to the point that we are walking in this truth 24/7, every single day that we live in this world.
The reason I know this to be true is because the moment we have any sort of difficulty, and the rug is pulled out from beneath us, the first thought most of us have, and the first words out of our mouth are, “God where are you?”
Well, as I recall those words where also the first words out of God’s mouth, as well, when Adam and Eve had partaken of the forbidden fruit in the Garden.
7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9
But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?”
One thing that becomes very evident to all of us, once we have spent some time with the Lord, after having spent time meditating and studying in His Word, and after having familiarized ourselves with His ways, and the way He thinks, all through the teaching of our Comforter and Friend, the Holy Spirit, is that life is ALL about our having relationship, communion, and our being one with God.
Without that added dimension being experienced and lived in each of our lives, then we are ALL like fish out of water, floundering on the beach of life!
Just in case you haven’t already notice, life being what it is, and human nature being what it is, God has a method and a reason for everything that He does, and nothing (including your life) is by accident, and nor is it without purpose!
Not only that, but we can learn from scripture that every detail of our life has long ago been choreographed, and predestined; and not a day goes by but God is not aware of where you are, and what you are going through.
Our problem is, we spend way too much time, and wasted energy, worrying and fretting over our life, and all because we are questioning whether or not God has left us, and whether our sins have separated us?
But this is the reason why we ALL need a Saviour, and it is also the reason why Jesus came to this earth, was born of a virgin, was crucified, died, and was buried, and on the third day He arose from the dead.
That one Life is the reason why we needn’t worry nor fret over anything in life, nor should we ever doubt our Father’s love, nor His presence in our life.
Listen to these words of Jesus:
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
This is both the inheritance and the destiny of every single Believer, every child of God, of all those who love the Lord, and are called according to His purpose for their life… who have been born-again.
Herein lies the rub, however, this inheritance is already ours, and it has already been bought and paid for in full, by the Blood of Jesus; however, we must accept it and receive it by FAITH!
This thing called faith is the stumbling block for many of us, until we learn how to walk in it; and it is for that reason that our lives are fraught with so many trials and difficulties, because therein is our opportunity to lay hold of God’s promise, and appropriate those promises in our life; and apply them to our lives, and to our circumstances.
Even as happened with the three Hebrew children that we can read about in the Bible, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who when given the choice whether to compromise their faith and their relationship with God, or to face the fiery furnace, they chose the fiery furnace, and it wasn’t until they were in the furnace that they experience the fulfillment and manifestation of God’s promise, and were delivered… and so it is with us!
We must learn to live by faith! Selah
The presence of God is a radiation area, not a contaminating radiation, not radioactive, but resurrection-active, a life-building energy passing into us.
We are constantly in His presence, not just when we pray. He made that clear when He promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
It is not the full glory to come, but it is no ordinary presence even now.
Many a time, I am conscious of Jesus Christ close to me as I speak for Him in our Great Gospel Crusades. It has been as if I saw Him walk from the platform among the crowd wherever people were reaching out for Him.
He did and does wonders of salvation, restoration, and healing.
A friend may be with us and even embrace us. But the presence of Christ means that He pours Himself towards us, upon us, pervading our whole being with an active, dynamic effect, felt or not.
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