God’s right hand

The Right Hand Of God

A person’s hands are involved in almost all of a person’s activities, and can do the will of the entire person.

Psalm 24:4 “He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.” (NKJV)

I have noticed something that is being said repeatedly that should be done that to assist with stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus, that is “washing our hands.”

All through scripture we can find the phrase “Righteous Right Hand.” In Isaiah 41:10, the word of God says “I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Make no mistake about it, God does not need to “wash His Hands” in order to overcome the COVID-19 virus. God already has all power in His hands.

In spite of what it may look like, and what we are hearing about the spread of this COVID-19 virus, God is remaining true to His word.

God’s people have no need to fear about what is happening around them, because the righteousness of God’s right hand will keep God’s people safe from harm or danger.

Exodus 15:6 “Thy right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.” (KJV)

With the righteousness of God’s right hand, the enemy will be dashed into pieces, and God’s people will claim the victory over this virus.

Psalm 20:6 “Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.”(NKJV)

O God, thank you for your strength and help during this pandemic of COVID-19. Because of who You are, we your people can walk in obedience to your word, therefore having no reason to live in fear or become dismayed. You told us in your word that You would “never leave us or forsake us”, so even if a believer was to contract COVID-19, your word says “by your stripes we are healed.” Thank you for your protection, and the upholding of your people with Your righteous right hand. Only you deserve the praise, the glory and the honor.

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”

In Jesus name, Amen!

Continuing in His service…Rev

God is still in control

God is still in control

And always will be Sovereign

2nd Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.”

At the present time, across the United States and other countries around the world, the corona-virus has become pandemic and is causing drastic changes in the life styles of many people.  

Fear and anxiety are two of the enemies’ weapons, and can take control of what a person thinks or how they feel, especially if they take their focus off of God.

The more a person struggles with fear, the more likely they will be overwhelmed by it, thus allowing fear to take control over choices and decisions that need to be made.

Reading and hearing the word of God will give the believer power, love and a sound mind to overcome any fears or anxiety that someone may be experiencing.

2 Corinthians 4:16-17 “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

Believers cannot afford to get caught up in worldly views of what is going on around them. The decision that has to be made is to walk by faith and not by sight.

2nd Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

God still is protecting His people, He is a refuge.

Psalm 46:1“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

God can bring joy to the soul during tough times

Psalm 94:19 “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.”

Believers have to continue to pray, give thanks and keep their focus on God.

Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

“Lord Jesus, You said in your word “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” In spite of what it may look like, or what happens, we your people will continue to walk by faith, believing that You are sovereign and still in control. My prayer is that not only in this time of this pandemic corona-virus, but on a daily basis, your people will continue to acknowledge You in their lives. You made provision in the wilderness for forty years, and continue to make provision now each and every day. May we always give You praise, glory and honor that only You rightly deserve. May your people continue to walk by faith in you and have no fear of what they see or hear about conditions going on around them, in Jesus name…Amen!”

Continuing in His service…Rev

 

 

A Burning Bush Experience

A burning bush experience

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Exodus chapter 3:1-4 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” [NIV]

Many of us have a busy and sometimes hectic lifestyle. When we read the Scripture in Exodus chapter 3:1, Moses was busy tending to a flock of sheep. Being a shepherd carries an enormous responsibility which includes, remaining focused, making sure that the sheep are grazing in a fertile area, and also being assured that the sheep are safe from any nearby predators.

God does something very unique to get Moses attention. He (God) first appears to Moses in a burning flame that is inside of a bush, without the bush being consumed. Once Moses turned aside to look at this great site, God then speaks to Moses, and calls him by his name “Moses, Moses,” and Moses answers and says “Here I am.”

So I ask this question, “what does God have to do to get our attention?” Are we so caught up in our daily routine of responsibilities that we have no time, or are so distracted that we don’t hear the voice of God? In our day to day living, where does God fit in with our priorities?

Does God always have to give us a “burning bush experience” to get our attention?

The Psalmist writes in Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.”

We have to make and take time out of our busy schedules or activities to be still, and sit quietly. When we do this, we will be able to hear, and listen to the voice of God clearly, without having to have a “burning bush” experience to get our attention.

Starting today:

  • try riding in your vehicle with the radio off
  • put the cell phone on mute or vibrate for a short period of time
  • respond to that text or email a little later unless it is an immediate emergency
  • and put anything else on hold that will distract you from hearing the voice of God 

Many times people may say “I’m just waiting on God” not realizing that God has been waiting on them, but they have been too busy to hear His voice calling them.

“God I thank you for being longsuffering with your people, and that we will be attentive to hear your voice without having to have a “burning bush experience” from You to get our attention focused on what you are trying to say to us, in Jesus name…Amen!

Continuing in His service…Rev

 

Direction

G P S

God’s perfect system

Proverbs 3:5-8  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
It will be health to your flesh,
And strength to your bones.”
(NKJV)

Most of our vehicles and smart phones today have a GPS tracking system installed from the factory. This GPS can assist both with navigation, directions and tracking by a chip that has been installed. We can enter the address of the destination that we want to go to, and these systems in our vehicles and phones, assist the user with getting to their destination.

This system has a voice that verbally gives the listener directions on how to get where they want to go. The listener places their trust in this voice for correct directions to get to their destination.

The Holy Spirit is “God’s GPS.” Just as a person listens to the natural voice in the GPS for directions, they should also trust and listen to the supernatural voice of the Holy Spirit for spiritual guidance.

Proverbs 3 verses 5,6.7 and 8 gives a description of how God’s GPS works in the lives of believers.

Proverbs 3:5 and 6 give instruction and advice to the reader.

 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Many times a believer can make the mistake of “leaning on their own understanding” without trusting God to lead and guide them. When we acknowledge God in the lifestyle that we live, we are exhibiting both trust and faith that He will direct our paths.

Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a Lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (NKJV)

Proverbs 3:7 gives both caution and a warning.

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.

The caution is no matter how good it may look, we should not be “wise in our own eyes” but see things as God would have us to see them. The warning means to reverence God with a healthy “fear of the Lord” that assist us with “departing from evil”.

Psalm 23:4 “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Proverbs 3:8 tells us that we will be “in good health” and have the “strength” that is needed to continue on the path as God directs us.

It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.”

God, thank you for the Holy Spirit that leads and guides your people with your perfect GPS. I pray that your people continue to trust in You, leaning not on their own understanding, and continue acknowledging you in everything that is done, in Jesus name…Amen!

Continuing in His service…Rev