deliverance

God Will Take Care of You!

Focus Text: Psalms 105:12-15
It is good to know that, whether we feel it all of the time or not, that God is with us, is concerned about us, and will take care of us. Therefore, we should put all of our cares in His hands. He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we are able to ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20) If we need a door opened, He can open it; if we need a door closed, He can close it. There is nothing too hard for God. (Jeremiah 32:27)
Only God can keep us, which is why we owe Him the glory. We must seek the strength of The Lord and seek His face. We must never forget all that God has done for us. There is no situation that God can deliver us from. We must trust that He can bring us through. (see Psalms 46:1) Sometimes we are in situations that we did not cause, but nevertheless, we must deal with them. Even then, God is still on our side and will come to our rescue. Even Joseph was sold into slavery against his will, but God had a purpose and a plan for him. There is a purpose for your suffering, which is why we must endure the trials we face. We have to keep our mind and focus on The Lord. We may not know why we face some situations, but God does. So, we must trust in Him.
God has a plan for our lives and will take care of us. Just as Joseph faced trouble that he didn’t cause and endured it to get to the place God had for him, we must also hold on to God until He brings us into our blessing. Just put your hand in His hand and hold on. God had put us in strategic places to accomplish His purpose for our lives. God put Joseph in a place where he could deliver and bless his family when famine came. Joseph could have been angry and refused to help his brothers, who had sold him into slavery, but he did what God wanted him to do. He knew the wrong his brother’s did was God’s will even though it was painful to endure. He sent Joseph before his family to preserve their lives. He came out knowing that God delivered them. Joseph had a reason to complain but he didn’t. Joseph could have let his brothers blame themselves, but he did not. Whatever it is that is in your life that is wearing you down, hang on, stand still, and give God through the glory through it all! He will bring you out!
To survive, fear not, for you are in the place of God. (see Genesis 50:19) Stop complaining. Stop running. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. Turn your complaints into praise and let God turn the bad into good!
Don’t put time frames on God. Humble yourself under His hand and He will exalt you in due time. How long is “due time?” However long God says, whether today, next week, next year, or longer. Remain humble and wait on Him. When you are under His hand, He has total control and can work in your situation. (See I Peter 5:10) (see Psalms 37:7)
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Focus Text: Psalms 105:12-15
It is good to know that, whether we feel it all of the time or not, that God is with us, is concerned about us, and will take care of us. Therefore, we should put all of our cares in His hands. He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we are able to ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20) If we need a door opened, He can open it; if we need a door closed, He can close it. There is nothing too hard for God. (Jeremiah 32:27)
Only God can keep us, which is why we owe Him the glory. We must seek the strength of The Lord and seek His face. We must never forget all that God has done for us. There is no situation that God can deliver us from. We must trust that He can bring us through. (see Psalms 46:1) Sometimes we are in situations that we did not cause, but nevertheless, we must deal with them. Even then, God is still on our side and will come to our rescue. Even Joseph was sold into slavery against his will, but God had a purpose and a plan for him. There is a purpose for your suffering, which is why we must endure the trials we face. We have to keep our mind and focus on The Lord. We may not know why we face some situations, but God does. So, we must trust in Him.
God has a plan for our lives and will take care of us. Just as Joseph faced trouble that he didn’t cause and endured it to get to the place God had for him, we must also hold on to God until He brings us into our blessing. Just put your hand in His hand and hold on. God had put us in strategic places to accomplish His purpose for our lives. God put Joseph in a place where he could deliver and bless his family when famine came. Joseph could have been angry and refused to help his brothers, who had sold him into slavery, but he did what God wanted him to do. He knew the wrong his brother’s did was God’s will even though it was painful to endure. He sent Joseph before his family to preserve their lives. He came out knowing that God delivered them. Joseph had a reason to complain but he didn’t. Joseph could have let his brothers blame themselves, but he did not. Whatever it is that is in your life that is wearing you down, hang on, stand still, and give God through the glory through it all! He will bring you out!
To survive, fear not, for you are in the place of God. (see Genesis 50:19) Stop complaining. Stop running. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. Turn your complaints into praise and let God turn the bad into good!
Don’t put time frames on God. Humble yourself under His hand and He will exalt you in due time. How long is “due time?” However long God says, whether today, next week, next year, or longer. Remain humble and wait on Him. When you are under His hand, He has total control and can work in your situation. (See Psalms 37:7; Luke 21:9; 1 Peter 5:10)
Humble yourself and seek the will of God for your life today!

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Do You Believe?

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God can work miracles whether you believe it or not, but God wants you to believe that He is able. God is working right now on things you’ve been concerned about. Don’t allow pride or fear to keep you from asking for help and from receiving your answer from The Lord. God wants you to trust Him. This is a faith walk, so use your faith (Matthew 9:27-31; Mark 9:23-24).

God required even Abraham to use extreme faith to believe God would bless Him with a child in His old age. (Romans 4:20-21) God works outside of the norm.¬† (more…)

He is already risen!

After they received the message that Jesus was risen, they became the messenger to tell others. Some, like Thomas, don’t believe until they see.

We, likewise, have a responsibility to tell others that Jesus got up. We are supposed to be believers and let others know that Jesus is who He is and will do what He said He would do.

God’s word is being fulfilled every day. The scripture says that in the last days, some will depart from the faith and it is happening. But we are follow the command of God and “save yourselves” from this untoward generation.¬†Jesus was not murdered. He VOLUNTARILY gave up His life. (more…)

Come out of Bondage

Exodus 3:16-17
Many times we are in trouble and don’t realize it. We feel comfortable where we are because things are going well. But if you’re in the wrong place God has to do something to make us go to the right place. God will bless you in the place where He wants you to be. He wants us to come out of the world. Egypt was the wrong place. He might allow us to go to certain places to prepare us. Sometime we can’t appreciate God or deliverance until we find trouble. It’s sometimes hard to get where we need to be because we are comfortable where we are. The world is not where we are supposed to be. When you start gaining strength, the enemy gets nervous. The king wanted to stop progress because the children of Israel were growing to fast. So he wanted to kill all the males …can’t reproduce….die out. Anytime you go against God’s plan, it won’t work even if the enemy tries to stop it. The king didn’t want Israel to join armies against them. The enemy didn’t want the redemption of the Lord to go forth, but he can’t stop God’s plan.

Pharaoh is like Satan…he doesn’t want to let you go. He will find every tactic he can to keep you in bondage. There is a plan to bring us out of our Egypt. The Israelites were in an undone condition. People come to the Lord because they need to be delivered.

Genesis 5:17
Smoking furnace: God revealed it to Abraham. God had already promised Israel the promised land. God always gives the best! It appeared to be a move toward prosperity when they went down to Egypt. When you start out in the world, it seems prosperous. What would it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul. Love not the world, neither the things in it. When you love the world, you don’t want to leave it. God did not promise Israel Egypt so their prosperity could not continue. God had to take them through the smoking furnace. Sometimes God has to take you through trouble to get you where you need to go. Sometimes God has to turn the enemy loose on you to make you move. God promised Israel a land with milk and honey but they were comfortable in Egypt.

Satan’s territory might look and feel good, but it’s a dangerous place to be. It will eventually lead to sorrow and burdens. Look at God’s process. When Israel started crying, God prepared a deliverer for them. It took time. You may cry for a while, but God is coming! Hold on and God will give you strength! He heard you and help is on the way!
God’s process: Moses’ life is in three stages: 1st 4 years in Egypt with everything he wanted. Next 4 years spent being instructed of the Lord. Next 4 years as the leader of Israel.
God took Israel from the cruel life of bondage to the promised land.

1 Corinthians 10:1-11: Events in Exodus are examples for us. While the Israelites groaned under the weight of their burdens God was preparing a deliver. God has help on the way!
While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Why does God let us suffer so long? We had to see a need for a deliverer. When trouble came, they saw a need to have God bring them out. If everything had kept going well in Egypt, they would have stayed and would have missed the promise.
Why does God let you go through things? God has to stir your nest so you won’t be comfortable.

To start for the land of bondage, you must first see the bondage you’re in. Don’t follow Satan. He is going to the lake of fire. There was nothing Israel could do to save themselves, and there’s nothing we can do to save ourselves. We must entirely rely on Jesus to be our deliverer.

1 Thessolonians 1:10
Moses made a choice that exemplifies a choice to leave the riches of the world for the riches of God. It’s better to be spiritual. Be greedy for God. Moses’ choice was a result of his faith. He believed the promise God gave Abraham.. He laid down the riches of an earthly palace to go with a nation of bondservants. (Hebrews 11:25)
Choose God. Now is your time to get out of Egypt. It might be nice for a while, but your in the wrong place. Be where Jesus is. You don’t have to stay in Egypt. It’s time to get out.
2 Corinthians 6:17; John 14:3; Matthew 6:24; Matthew 11:30