VIDEO Confidence in Yeshua HaMashiach

Throne of God

The Throne of God from the first Russian engraved Bible, 1696.

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs! In times of peace and in time of trouble, worship Him, Exalt Him. You may and can have this confidence in God, and you shall have this respect for His will. No, Our God is not our bellboy, or someone who will perform miracles for you so you can boast or write books about them. His Word of promise is that anything we ask in His name, which is for the Glory of the Kingdom and His father’s House, in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him, He shall answer.

Furthermore, if you are concerned, troubled and faithful; you come before Him and if you are honest with Him, you can have Confidence in Him. He will drop the mountains, raise up the valleys and move heaven and earth for you!

“But we are sinners” you may say.

Recently I was in a conversation with a gentleman who used the same words. At the time my spirit screamed “NO”! not I. I was made right with God by placing my faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. I do not conform to this world, or the mindset of the religious men: but I continuously transform by the renewing of my mind, that I may prove what is good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We are not sinners IF you have accepted Him in to your life, received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. If He lives in you, then you are His. Anything sent your way, said at you is actually spoken against Him. If you speak sin over yourself, then you are calling The One without Sin a sinner. You have the mind and the Spirit of God in you, and He called you righteous.

No, this is not a license to sin, for he who has a mind of Christ will not even think sin. Christ mind is to think on things whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable. We have been transformed and raised up with Christ, thus we keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Therefore, set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God . (Col 3:1-3)

So Yes! You can come boldly before Him in the merit of Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, claiming His promises; for He will never leave you or forsake you.

“Abba Father, Daddy, we are most grateful and thank you for the magnificence of this splendid truth. It certainly is only in the merit of Your Son, but in that merit You’ve given us a powerful promise. Let this mind be in us today and forevermore, which was also in Christ Jesus. Thank You for the Spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Thank you that You never let us down. Blessed Be Your Name in my life and through my walk, let my life be plentiful for Your Kingdom and let Your streams of abundance flow out of my desire to serve you. In your most beautiful name and for the Glory of your Kingdom, Through Jesus Christ; So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me, Amen.”

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Drop-Ins Unwelcome

And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:13

Kelly Swisher of Arkansas was driving down Interstate 49 when a large rat snake fell out of her dashboard and slithered across her feet. Somehow she managed to pull off the road and call authorities, who came and captured the snake and sent Kelly on her way without further incident.

In a spiritual sense, that can happen to us anytime. We never know when we’ll have an incident with the old serpent, the devil. He lurks around, drops in out of nowhere, tempts us, tests us, and does his best to rob us of purity and peace.

On two occasions, once at the beginning and the other at the end of His earthly work, Jesus told us to pray about this. In the Sermon on the Mount, He taught us to pray, “Deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:13). On the night before His death, He said, “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one” (John 17:15).

Take these prayers seriously. Today ask God to protect and deliver you and yours from that old serpent, the devil. Our safety is in Christ alone, and a strong daily prayer life is crucial for avoiding wrecks.

When one has faith, one does not retire, one stops the enemy where he finds him.
General Ferdinand Foch, fighting on the Western Front of World War I

When Facing Mountains of Life

Zechariah 4:1-9

Wouldn’t it be great if it were easy to do God’s will? But sometimes it seems as if a mountain stands between us and what we’ve been called to do. When Zerubbabel felt this way, the Lord sent His prophet Zechariah with a message of encouragement.

Zerubbabel was given the task of rebuilding the temple. When King Solomon built the first temple, the kingdom was at peace, the treasuries were overflowing, and the workforce was huge. But the situation was quite different when the Jews returned after 70 years of Babylonian captivity. They were few in number, their enemies kept attacking them, Jerusalem was in ruins, and resources were very limited. Zechariah’s message to Zerubbabel (Zech. 4:1-9) contained two principles that strengthened him and will also help us when we face insurmountable obstacles.

• We are to face our God-given tasks in the power of the Holy Spirit, not in our own strength and energy (Zech. 4:6). The Lord’s work can never be done with human strength. His indwelling Spirit must empower us with the wisdom and energy to accomplish His will in our lives.

• When God calls us to a task, He assumes the responsibility for removing any hindrances (Zech. 4:7-9). What seems to us like Mount Kilimanjaro is a mere anthill for the Lord. When we’re tempted to give up, it’s time to look up, see the obstacle through His eyes, and trust Him.

Is the Lord asking you to do something that seems impossible? Dwelling on your own inadequacy leads to discouragement, but focusing on the Lord gives hope and the strength to persevere.

Our Glorious Bodies

“We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.” (Philippians 3:20-21)

Two vivid contrasts are highlighted in this text: We now have a vile body that will be changed into a glorious body. Our Lord Jesus will fashion us after the pattern of His own body.

There is ample evidence, both in Scripture and in our own experience, that our present physical bodies are “vile.” The English word seems more intense than the Greek, which simply means “lowly” or “humble.” Christ humbled Himself when He took on our flesh (Philippians 2:8). The Virgin Mary saw herself in a “low estate” as she compared herself to the wonder of what was happening to her (Luke 1:48).

But one glorious day, the Lord Jesus will change our humble bodies into that which is reflective of His own. “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2). What a marvelous thought! Even “after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God” (Job 19:26).

The exciting description of those absolute changes are encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15:42-58. We have a mortal body now, but then it will be imperishable. There is no honor to our bodies now, but then they will be glorious. Weakness is our burden now, but in eternity we will be endued with power. Thank You, heavenly Father, for this majestic promise. HMM III

The Problem with Science

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. —Psalm 14:2

When God spoke out of heaven to our Lord, self-centered men who heard it explained it by natural causes, saying, “it thundered” (John 12:29). This habit of explaining the Voice by appeals to natural law is at the very root of modern science. In the living, breathing cosmos there is a mysterious Something, too wonderful, too awful for any mind to understand. The believing man does not claim to understand. He falls to his knees and whispers, “God.” The man of earth kneels also, but not to worship. He kneels to examine, to search, to find the cause and the how of things. Just now we happen to be living in a secular age. Our thought habits are those of the scientist, not those of the worshiper. We are more likely to explain than to adore. “It thundered,” we exclaim, and go our earthly way. But still the Voice sounds and searches. The order and life of the world depend upon that Voice, but men are mostly too busy or too stubborn to give attention.

Lord, I don’t claim to understand, but I fall to my knees and whisper “God.” Give me increasingly the mind of the worshiper, I pray. Amen.

Been Postponing Obedience?

Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. (Acts 16:31)

A notable heresy has come into being throughout our evangelical Christian circles—the widely accepted concept that we humans can choose to accept Christ only because we need Him as Savior, and that we have the right to postpone our obedience to Him as long as we want to!

The truth is that salvation apart from obedience is unknown in the sacred Scriptures. Peter makes it plain that we are “elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit unto obedience.”

It seems most important to me that Peter speaks of his fellow Christians as “obedient children.” He knew their spirituality—he was not just giving them an exhortation to be obedient.

The entire Bible teaches that true obedience to God and His Christ is one of the toughest requirements in the Christian life. Actually, salvation without obedience is a self-contradicting impossibility!

Humans do not want to admit it, but the Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans long ago that “by one man’s disobedience” came the downfall of the human race!

Who can lay anything to the charge of God’s Elect?

Who can lay anything to the charge of God’s Elect?” Most blessed challenge! How unanswerable it is! Every sin of the elect was laid upon the great Champion of our salvation, and by the atonement carried away. There is no sin in God’s book against His people. When the guilt of sin was taken away, the punishment of sin was removed. For the Christian there is no stroke from God’s angry hand—nay, not so much as a single frown of justice. The believer may be chastised by his Father, but God the Judge has nothing to say to the Christian, except “I have absolved thee: thou art acquitted.”