"For I watch over my word, to perform it." (Jeremiah 1:12) "Samuel grew. The Lord was with him, and he did not let any of his words fall to the ground." (1 Samuel 3: 19) Have this perseverance. "I hold your word close to my heart" (Psalm 119:11) May the Word take root in us so that we can bear much fruit.
"After he has given his life as an offering for sin, he shall see a seed and prolong his days; and the work of the Lord shall prosper in his hand." (Isaiah 53:10) The world must see Christ through you. "But to all who have received him, to those who believe in his name, he has given power to become children of God" (John 1:12) This is something real. The path that the Lord has laid out, no one can stop it. He will accomplish what He has said.
We are in a world that is turned upside down, men do not know where to turn their heads. Men may have degrees but it is God who confuses them. We serve the Almighty God. Let us walk without fear, let nothing weaken us.
We are a special people, a royal priesthood, we belong to the God who created all things. God can never leave His descendants in the dark. The Samaritan woman was happy. She had heard about the God of Jacob. There were many women in Samaria, but she came to the well. "If you only knew the gift of God" (John 4:10). This Jesus of whom all the prophets spoke and longed to see, he was there in the flesh. This woman knew she was unclean, not clean, she could never think of meeting her God. Let's not limit God, God is God, let's let Him do it. She thought she was talking to a man like all the others. Jesus was a man but also 100% God. Satan was confused when he saw Jesus, he could not understand. Even his own people were confused: "How long will you hold our minds in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly. (John 10:24) Satan does not believe the Word. This woman was not visited by an angel but by God Himself. If we could realize this, then even with injuries, we would be in joy. God gives you victory in everything, just praise Him. Why complain, God is able. She came to the well with her head down. She came there every day. But that day was her day. You too come every day, but one day .... God does the same thing.
Cornelius also did these alms every day. But one day the angel came to him. He met his God. While Cornelius was doing all this, God saw him. You may be on the train, but one day it will be a special day for you too. Just do what is right, what God asks of you and one day it will be a special day for you. The impotent one who was taken every day, but he too had his day. My brother, my sister, one day all your crying will be over. So live in hope. That's why we need perseverance. The Syro-Phoenician woman was not discouraged. God knows what you have to go through, but he has also set a day. This God cannot change. It cannot fail because He is omniscient, omnipotent, He decides. There is only the Word of God that brings consolation. "What do you see, Jeremiah? I said, "I see an almond tree branch. And the Lord said to me, 'You have seen well; for I have kept my word, to do it. (Jeremiah 1:11-12) "Before I formed you in your mother's womb I knew you, and before you came forth from her womb I had consecrated you, I had appointed you a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1:5) The problem is that we are not paying attention to what "the Spirit is saying to the churches!" (Revelation 2:7) My confidence is not in myself but in what God says.
When you say something, understand what you are saying. When you say you believe, then do not doubt. Sight cannot give you to believe because sight walks with logic. We are called to walk by believing what God has told us. That is the battle Satan is fighting, he is always trying to get you to doubt. If God could see that Samaritan woman coming to the well, don't you think God sees you when you are getting ready to come into His house? It is God who has done this, and it is He who wants you to hear this word because your faith is weakening. Whoever touches you or your children, he touches God. Nobody can hurt you. Whoever wants to sink you down will not succeed because God always lifts you up. There is no trial that cannot be above you. All that is written in the Word is to teach us.
As long as you, the son of God, are on this earth, Satan can do nothing "until all the Gentiles have entered”. (Romans 11:25) Noah was not in the flood, but the flood came when Noah was in the ark in the right place. "But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. (Genesis 6:8) Noah found grace but he did not go in alone, but with his family. See God's goodness and love for you. It is grace to serve God. Never put God in a bottle because no bottle can contain Him.
Hezekiah loved God. God sends him a prophet to tell him to prepare himself because he will soon leave.
Every thing you do for God with all your heart, God sees.
It may be hard to follow God's Word, but God has made it easy for us.
"For the law was given by Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1: 17) Grace is that you have done nothing.
John 1:45-51 / Romans 10:6-11
The Word was unapproachable but He came in flesh. "You were at that time without Christ, deprived of the right of citizenship in Israel, strangers to the covenants of promise, without hope and without God in the world." (Ephesians 2:12) What is impossible, God has made possible. It is not by your efforts, but simply because God wanted it.
In the law, there was no mercy. Like the woman caught in adultery, it was death for her. The Lord never said not to do this but simply "Let him who is without sin among you cast a stone against her first." (John 8:7) How could Job say, "When my skin is destroyed, he will arise; When I have no flesh, I will see God. I will see him, and he will be favorable to me; My eyes shall see him, and not the eyes of another" (Job 19:26-27)? By revelation. How could Abel make the sacrifice God wanted? By revelation. Revelation does not come to all, but only to those who belong to God. How could Noah believe that rain would fall when there had never been rain? Simply because God revealed it to him. Do not follow religion. "To you it has been given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God; but to the rest it is spoken in parables, so that when they see they do not see, and when they hear they do not understand. (Luke 8:10)
For 40 years, God had to show His power but their hearts were still unbelieving, they murmured. When you are always complaining, you can never get ahead. "Therefore, as God's elects, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with the bowels of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience. Bear with one another, and if one has cause to complain about the other, forgive one another. As Christ forgave you, so forgive one another. (Colossians 3:12-13) What men have not understood is that God is merciful. Before He gave the law, God was merciful. "If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples; you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:31-32)
You want God to be your slave. If God doesn't, I don't come anymore, I don't pray anymore. It is an abomination to do that. You don't love God for who he is but for what he does. When you love God for what He is, then no matter what the circumstances, you praise your God.
Galatians 6:6 / Acts 4:32-37
God had never preached this, but everyone in his heart had received this. This is the love of God. You want God's work to prosper. With God, there is no calculation. Be liberal, give with all your heart.
They thought they were doing for men but it was God's work. We can't cheat God. We must look at things the right way. When you disrespect God's servant, you are not disrespecting the man but you are disrespecting God. God demands respect from his servants.
Where did these dead people go? It can't be heaven. We must take the things of God with great consideration and respect.
God wants the blessing to be upon you in abundance, that's why He tells you this. God says to you, "Do it and you will see!"
Obey God and you will have peace. God watches over the blessing and the curse, so let us follow the Way of the Lord.