God Protects His Children
How often we worry and fret about this dangerous, terrible world that surrounds us. How often we feel like abandoned orphans left to chance and circumstances. The other night before going to bed I caught myself worrying, seriously worrying about one of the things I hate almost as bad as snakes, "rats". Living here in Vietnam there are rats galore and I've found them under my bed and recently found one in a trap in my living room. My wife was telling me how her sister had her small toe chewed up badly by a rat while sleeping. As I crawled into my bed last night which is basically on the floor I could visualize a rat feasting on my toes. I then began to think about spiders, mosquitoes, ants, snakes, sharks, out of control drunk young men on motorbikes and then many other ways to suffer here.
This morning I was hit by some challenges at work including temptations and challenges to my faith and then I began to consider the millions of ways the enemy attacks us that are far more severe than the worries of rats. When I read this in my morning devotion, I had to stop and confess my fears and thank God for his great grace and mercy to deliver us and keep us from stumbling. From www.blueletterbible.comDay By Day By GraceBob HoekstraJuly 7, 2011Even More on God's Ability and His PromisesOur God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace…Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. (Daniel 3:17 and Jude v. 24)The basic subject matter in this section of our meditations on growing in the grace of God pertains to the promises of God. Living by the promises of God is just another way to consider living by the grace of God. Again, our present verses speak of the ability of God.
The more we understand what God is able to do, the more extensively we will trust in His promises.Three young Israelites (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego) gave powerful testimony of the ability of God. King Nebuchadnezzar had ordered all the people to engage in idolatry, under threat of severe consequences. "To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the horn…you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace" (Daniel 3:4-6). The three young men had a bold answer, based on the ability of God. "Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace." They did not bow down, so they were thrown into the blazing furnace. Yet, the Lord demonstrated His ability on their behalf. When the king looked into the furnace, he exclaimed, "Look!…I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God" (Daniel 3:25). Yes, God proved able to deliver them.Hundreds of years later, Jude wrote of God's ability in two other important arenas. "Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy." This aspect of God's ability offers assurance that God can keep His people from stumbling while on earth and present them faultless when they reach heaven.
We all know our own capacity to stumble spiritually into transgression or compromise. Also, the enemy's condemnations often rob us of the expectation that we will eventually stand before our Lord in glory, fully forgiven, cleansed, and transformed. Our God is able to work effectively in both arenas for all who humbly trust in Him.Lord, how able You are! You are able to deliver me from the threatening situations of life. You are able to keep me from stumbling into sin. You are able to present me faultless before You some day in heaven. Lord, Your great ability encourages me to humbly depend upon Your many promises!
These things speak,and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. Titus 2: 15 . KJV This Blog is written in accordance with 2 Timothy 4:2-3 KJV and 1 Corinthians 5:12-13 KJV Note: I love Israel and the Jews. I am a born again Christian who truly believes the Jews are God's chosen people and abhor replacement theology. For the past year I've been closely following Amir TSARFATI on his BEHOLD ISRAEL YouTube channel. I don't use Facebook, was basically thrown off about 8 years ago for posting content that spread hate (simply posted photos of Islamic thugs murdering innocent civilians) . I also don't use Twitter. Left after 10 years, nearly 10,000 followers, when new rules blocked my 1st amendment rights of free speech. I've been extremely impressed with Amir TSARFATI. I've been thrilled by his ministry. He shares my conservative views, especially achieving peace through strength and not through appeasement. He is very inte
Dear Dr. Eugene Kim, References: a. Dr. Gene Kim video serving God https://youtu.be/LV6j0rB0yos See his comments to Andrew Sheets b. Dr. Gene Kim Teaching video on Trinity c. Dr. Gene Kim Teaching video on 501c3 conspiracy I earnestly pray you receive this opportunity to correct your errant ways. You are a gifted and brilliant young man. Most of your teaching is rock solid. But these glaring issues addressed below must be addressed. BBC International Dear Dr. Eugene Kim, Thank you Sir for responding to my comment (reference a) It’s obvious by your response you haven’t read the blog I sent you about why Brick and Mortar Buildings called churches are not biblical. Most of what you sent me in your response by way of your video teaching is addressed in the blog. As far as using Romans 13:1-7 to defend 501C3 and your building - I address below. After careful consideration - I have to write this as a testimony as a witness submitted as Ambassador for The
And the blessings of Abraham are mine through Jesus Christ. Amen. Galatians 3:14 We're grafted into the seed of Abraham through Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:6-9, 16 ; Romans 9:6-8 ; 11:17, 24 The Seven-Fold What was the seven-fold blessing Abraham received from God? Abraham's seven-fold blessing in Genesis 12:2, 3: - 1. " I will make of thee a great nation, 2. And I will bless thee, 3. And make thy name great; 4. And thou shalt be a blessing; 5. And I will bless them that bless thee, 6. And curse him that curseth thee: 7. And in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. " Let us boldly come before the throne of God through our Redeemer Jesus Christ and boldly, by faith receive these blessings in carrying out our roles as God's High Priests. Amen. NOTES: BELOW ARE NOTES TO SHOW HOW WE ARE THROUGH GOD'S GRACE ABLE TO BE HIGH PRIESTS AND BE EQUIPPED BY BLESSINGS TO CARRY OUT OUR PRIESTLY DUTIES. Especially note how God understands