He’s in there with you”

“He’s in there with you”

Daniel 3:25   He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.” (KJV)

I have often heard the comment “If you don’t stand for something, then you will fall for anything.”

On many occasions people have been put in situations by pressure put on them from other people. People will try to force others to make decisions that they are not comfortable making, or the decision will go against what they believe. 

This was the case with the 3 young Hebrew boys in Daniel chapter 3. Many times it will cost a person something when that person takes a stand for what they believe in. The sacrifice or price that is paid is sometimes with a life.

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice of losing their lives by being thrown into a fiery furnace, rather than bow down to false gods or worship a golden image. 

Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (KJV)

When we read scripture, we can see that God has been a very present help in His people’s time of need. God being with the 3 Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace is just one of the many examples that we find in the bible of God not only being that very present help, but also our refuge and strength.

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” (KJV)

When we show faith in God, He shows us His faithfulness. He will never leave us or forsake us, especially in our time of need.

Hebrews 13:5Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (NKJV)

God is not only with his people in a time of trouble, but He will allow Himself to be seen by others to show Himself strong.

Daniel 3:25 Look!” he answered, “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.” (NKJV)

Through no fault of our own, weapons will sometimes be formed against God’s people. Because the weapon has been formed, it does not guarantee that it will be prosper or be successful in defeating a believer.    

Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against you will succeed;
And every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn.
This [peace, righteousness, security, and triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord.”
(AMP)

Lord, thank you for being in the midst of trials and tribulations that come our way, and for being a very present help. Let us be mindful that we have to go through to get too. Let us also live each day believing that no weapon formed against your people will prosper. We stand on your word, walk by faith, and believe that you will never leave us or forsake us. In Jesus name!” Amen!

Continuing in His service…Rev

Your Spiritual DNA

Your Spiritual DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

Romans 8:14-17  “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.(KJV)

The DNA that is found in our bodies is a self-replicating material, and is the carrier of genetic information.  DNA characteristics or qualities originate from a child’s parents and can be called a person’s “blue print”.

Verse 16 in the above scripture reads The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” When we are born again, the Holy Spirit confirms with our spirit that because we are born again, we have become a child of God. When believers become children of God we then take on God’s spiritual DNA. God is our Abba Father and we have His “blue print” John 1:12-13 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (NKJV)

When a believer takes on God’s DNA, we become a reflection of Him and others can see the Jesus in us. We are the express image of God. Hebrews 1:3 “who being being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person” A reflection in a mirror is the duplicate image of the object that is in front of the mirror.

When people from our past see us after we have become a child of God, the comment is sometimes made “you look different now, you don’t look the same as before.” That’s because your Spiritual DNA has given you a new presence, and others can now see the Jesus in you.

1st Peter 2:9-10 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; 10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (KJV)

Because our Abba Father is not a respecter of persons, “Then Peter opened his mouth and said: In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality”. Acts 10:34 (NKJV) all that are a child of God can have His DNA.

Galatians 3:26-29  “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. 29And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise”. (KJV)

” We give thanks to you O God for not being partial to your children which allows Your DNA to run in our veins. It is my prayer that your children who are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; will live each day in manner that reflects You and Your glory. Thank you for your grace, peace and mercy. In Jesus name Amen!

Continuing in His service…Rev

The Source of your strength

“The source of your strength”

1 Samuel 30: 6 “ Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” (NKJV)

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. When pressure or stress has been applied to the chain, it’s not the entire chain that breaks; it’s the weakest link in the chain that cannot handle the pressure.

We read in the scripture that David was greatly “distressed”. The feelings that he was experiencing were anxiety, sorrow and pain. These feelings are normal when someone has been put in crisis situation.

At any given time we can experience feelings of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Often times we may find ourselves in a situation where we feel “hard pressed” on every side with nowhere to go or no one to turn to. Many times the choice that is made about what to do, or where to go to gain the strength that is needed, turns out to be the wrong choice.

Some turn to drugs and alcohol, which will only anesthetize the feeling of being stressed or distressed. When the effect of the alcohol and drugs wear off, those feelings that a person was experiencing come back. Some may try gambling, viewing pornography or using nicotine to obtain relief. The sad part about these choices is that sometimes they may not be available to use, and a person can no longer use them to get the relief that they are seeking.

Matthew 11:28-30 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (KJV)

Because God is the God who never slumber or sleeps (Psalms 121:4)…He is an ever present help in a time of trouble (Psalms 46:1)

2 Samuel 22:33  “God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.” (KJV)

John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (KJV)

David made the right choice to seek the Lord his God for the strength that he needed in a time of crisis…let us follow the example that David set and seek God to be the one and only true “source of our strength.” Amen!

Continuing in His service Rev…

The Great I AM

The Great I Am

Exodus 3:13-14  “And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? What shall I say unto them?

14 And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.” (KJV)

When God told Moses to tell the children of Israel that “I Am” has sent me, God was giving Moses a “blank check” to give to the children of Israel, with the signature of God on the check reading “The Great I Am.”

“I Am” is everything that God is, with nothing being left out. He is the Alpha and Omega and everything that is between. He is God that never slumbers or sleeps (Psalm 121:4 “Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”

The same “blank check” that God gave to Moses for the Israelite’s at the burning bush can be used today by believers. The funds in God’s account are unlimited, and there is no such thing as His check “bouncing” or being returned stamped “non-sufficient funds.”  

Because God is the great “I Am”, we can go to Him with our every need and have faith that it will be met because “I Am” is always faithful. All we have to do is fill in the spaces on the blank check with the need.

God is unlimited in what he can do. The only thing that God cannot do is fail!

God is:

  • Never failing…Matt 28:20 “Lo I Am with you always even to the end of the age.”
  • Protection / Rewarder…Gen 15:1 “ I am your shield. Your exceedingly great reward.”
  • Deliverer…Exodus 6:6 “I Am the Lord, I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.”
  • Healer…Exodus 15:26 “For I Am the Lord who heals you.”
  • Substainer…John 6:35 “I Am the bread of life.”
  • Savior…John 10:9-10 “I Am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved.
  • Direction…John 14:6 “I Am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”   

Philippians 4:19And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (NKJV)

“Aba Father, thank you for giving your people a blank check that can supply a persons every need. You are truly the one and only great “I Am” in Jesus name…Amen!

Continuing in His service…Rev