Resting in God’s Arms

The Savior

Deuteronomy 33:27
(Moses said) “The eternal God is a dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms, and He drove out the enemy from before you, and said, ‘Destroy!’”

There is no safer place on earth than in God Almighty. No expertly-designed shelter can keep us safe apart from God’s eternal arms. There is no strength greater than His.

Those who are hostile to God and His ways are in danger of destruction at His hand.

The residents of Canaan, the land God promised the Israelites when they came out of Egypt, can attest to God’s power.

The Canaanites worshiped idols and sacrificed their children in fire to their fertility gods. They were hostile to God’s ways. That’s why God sent the Israelites to destroy them and take over their land.

Are you resting in God’s everlasting arms?

Lord Jesus, may I be at rest in You
and in Your power.
May I live my life
giving you pleasure
all my days.

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Walking with Jesus

Walking with Jesus

Proverbs 3:26
The Lord will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being caught.

I love the Hebrew language. It’s words draw pictures. This scripture is an example. The Lord, the existing One will be “at your side.” The English version says “confidence.” With Jesus at my side I am confident. But “at your side” speaks to me ten times more than “confidence.”

The next phrase says “keep your foot.” The word “keep” is “guard, observe, give heed, have charge of, keep watch, protect, save life, wait for, retain, treasure up (in memory), perform (vow), to be one’s guard, take heed, take care, kept, guarded, pay heed.” Is that not a full picture? Jesus is our body guard!

The last phrase “foot” can also mean leg. “From being caught” is “a taking, capture.” He’s going to keep me from being caught in a trap. Now, that’s confidence!

Are you aware of Jesus being at your side? If not, ask Him.

Lord Jesus, the bodyguard at my side at all times,
You never slumber nor sleep.
Your eyes are always watching me, so the enemy will not entrap me.
Help me keep my eyes on You, my protector.
Halleljuah!

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Our Heritage in God

Jesus love

Isaiah 54:17
(The Lord said) “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

Satan is known as the accuser of the brethren (believers). (Revelation 12:10).

Take heart. A day is coming when believers will receive our inheritance as God’s children. On that day we will sit in judgment of Satan and his angels (I Corinthians 6:2,3)—our enemy who has accused us day and night. This one who has continually set himself against us. The one who comes to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10).

Our vindication, our justification, our salvation, is from the Lord. He will bring it to pass because He promised it. He is the Almighty God. No one is greater or more powerful. What He says, He will do.
Remember this. Never forget it.

Is there an area of your life you need to ask God to intervene with His power?

Father God, thank You for our inheritance in Christ Jesus
which is far above anything we could think or dream.
Keep reminding us of the day we sit next to You judging our accuser.
Thank You for Your ever-present, power
which bonds us to You and You alone.

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Those Who Know God

david and goliath

Daniel 11:32
(Daniel said) “And by smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.”

Days are coming on earth and may well be here when this prophecy will see fulfillment.

The Antichrist will speak “smooth words” which means “flattery and fine promises” to godless ones who are irreverent and have contempt for the things of God and for God Himself. The Bible calls these godless ones “wicked,” which means “guilty, condemned.”

The people who know their God—those who are in relationship with him—His kinsmen, His sons and daughters through Jesus’ sacrifice, will grow strong. They will continue to encourage others and be strengthened in their faith through God’s grace.

God will use them mightily, even when they are persecuted. To which group do you belong?

Lord Jesus, may I always revere You and Your word.
May I follow in Your footsteps, even to the end,
honoring You with my words and actions
until the day You appear in the sky.

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Path to Victory

warfare dressing

Ephesians 6:17
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Today’s scripture deals with the last two pieces of armor Paul tells us to put on. He says God supplies us a helmet and a sword.

When we receive Christ, our thoughts are no longer open season for Satan. We no longer have to follow his suggestions and listen to and obey his bidding. God changes our thought patterns. We are new creatures in Christ.

Our last piece of armor is the sword, the word of God. When we take up the sword and use it against Satan, he doesn’t have a leg to stand on. God’s word is truth, and Satan is the lie.

That’s how Jesus overcame Satan when he tried to temp Jesus in the wilderness after His baptism (Matthew chapter 4).

This is how He expects us to use His word. It’s a powerful weapon. He showed us how it works. Now we need to read and memorize God’s word in order to be expert swordsmen in the Spirit like Jesus. What scripture will you memorize today?

Lord Jesus, remind me of Your word
when the enemy comes against me.
Give me eyes to see and a heart to understand
the enemy’s strategy
so I may be Your worthy warrior.

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Continuing in Christ

Gods footsoldiers

II Timothy 4:18
The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed, and will bring me safely to His heavenly kingdom; to Him be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Second Timothy is the last letter Paul wrote to his beloved son in the faith. He knew his time of earthly service was drawing to a close.

In writing to Timothy, he reassured Timothy of God’s faithfulness—of his assurance God would draw him to Himself.

The Lord had been with Paul through a myriad of dangers including beatings, stoning to the point of death, and attempted murder. All these trials made Paul more sure of his safe arrival into Jesus’ presence. There, Paul would receive the promised royal power and dignity Jesus promised in His reign. For that privilege, Paul would be eternally grateful, giving glory to God.

We too have that same gifting to look forward to if we continue to abide in Christ.

Lord Jesus, thank You that like Paul,
You have a place for us
in Your eternal kingdom.
I rejoice in Your constant love and care
as I travel this earthly journey
You have ordained for me.

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Jesus, Our Teacher

Jesus teacher

I John 2:27

And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.

The early church had false teachers just as we do today. Those teachers taught that a few privileged people had the inside track with God. They were called Gnostics.

When the early believers practiced that one-on-one relationship, that abiding in Jesus by His Holy Spirit, He taught them what they needed to know. That Holy Spirit was the teacher of The Truth. John wrote to tell them they all had received the anointing of the Holy Spirit from Jesus. They all had the inside track by the gift of the Holy Spirit, not just a privileged few.

Today, we need to cultivate that abiding with Jesus. Some call it “Practicing the presence of Jesus.” We practice that presence by walking with Him in our daily living through frequent prayer, Bible reading and study, and assembling with fellow believers.

What is the gift the Holy Spirit has given you?

Lord Jesus, may I practice Your presence in my daily walk,
inviting You into every conversation and encounter.
Keep me from the false teachers by Your ever-present Holy Spirit.

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