Sunday, September 28, 2008
Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the deers;
he makes me tread on my high places. - Hab. 3:17-19 (ESV)
If you're a Christian you're in covenant with God. The economy, terrorism, natural disasters, what ever comes our way doesn't affect God's faithfulness. We know that it rains on the just and the unjust, both Christian and non-Christian alike are feeling the effects of the latest hurricane, high gas prices and the shaky economy.
Habakkuk trusted God and so should we! Many in this country are treating the Democratic Presidential nominee like a "Messiah." Others have great confidence in the experience of the Republican nominee. But the truth is: We're an idolatrous people and sometimes it takes God's judgement to wake us up. We must turn back to God and if you're walking with God, you can have the same peace and confidence that Habakkuk had.
Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, so seek the Lord's manifest presence. In the most difficult times in my own spiritual journey with Jesus, I have experienced the nearness and joy of the Lord.
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. - Psalm 16:11 (ESV)
God Is Faithful,
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Can the Ethiopian, change his skin or the leopard, his spots? Then also, you can do good who are accustomed to do evil. (Jeremiah 13:23) The bottom line my friends is, we have as much of a chance of being holy, as changing our skin color! It's impossible to live for Jesus without a heart transplant. Then after we receive the new heart it takes constant maintenance, by the Holy Spirit to keep up from falling, not to mention Jesus is presently at the right hand of the Father, praying for us. It would seem like Jesus has a hard job, but you know, I trust him to keep me safe. My trust is not based on my on good works, but on his keeping power. All you people out there, who don't believe Jesus has enough power to keep you saved....good luck! Jesus made a covenant with the Father for us and kept it! Men are not able to keep covenant with God, that's why we need a savior. If you don't understand that God has always dealt with man through covenants, you won't understand the Bible. If you're a Christian, God is helping more then you know, and He will keep you saved." My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand" (John 10: 27-28).