Never worry

Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. Then God’s peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus. — Philippians 4:6-7

Many a times we find ourselves in situations where worry is a constant struggle. We all have that untold story of a most frightening experience in life. Our hearts are so troubled when things are difficult and circumstances begin to overwhelm us.

We’re distracted with pain, discomfort, distress, fear and suffering in our lives when the future seems ominous. And you keep wondering if you would make it which does or almost drives us crazy.

But then as christians, however, in the middle of struggles, worries and fear of this deeply unsettled world that we live in, we have Hope. Because our Savior is alive and He cares for us. When we seek the kingdom of God and it righteousness first, fixing our eyes on Jesus , all our fear and worry dissipates.

When we are anxious, we put our trust in God. For we know and believe that He has “plans to give us a hope and a future”. We cast all our burden on Him in the midst of trouble and He sustains us. He gives us strength in hard times. The lord is our helper. Only He keeps us truly safe.

We experience God’s supernatural peace when we place our confidence in Him alone. He gives us peace. The peace which passes all understanding, promised to guard all those who pray– with thanksgiving — about everything.

Let us remember that our Father is in control — so — Do not worry, be calm.

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The Lord is my Banner

Exo 17:15 KJV And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovahnissi:

The Lord will lift up His hand to the nations. He will raise His Banner to the people. We will see His Glory. For His Banner over us is love. And we’ll forever be joyful and celebrate our God. Why? Because He is ever Worthy of our praise.

The Lord is my Banner.

Shielded from every device of the enemy

Psalm 91:4 KJV He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

What is the shield and buckler? A buckler refers to a small round shield used for close-contact fighting. A shield is much larger, one you can dig into the ground and hide behind when spears, arrows, or rocks are being launched at you in a bigger attack. So whether it is a small or big attack, His truth—your shield and buckler—covers you completely!

Ephesians 6:16 KJV Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Why must we take the shield of faith to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one? Thus is because the shield of faith will cover you all around. Amen! That is why the devil is after your shield of faith—he wants to make you doubt God’s Word, which is His truth. Once you take up the shield of faith, his attacks against you cannot prosper. So lift up your shield!

My dear reader, as you listen to messages about Jesus’ finished work and your faith is being built, your shield is also being built. Even if you are found in the wrong place at the wrong time, the Lord can protect you when His shield of faith surrounds you and you are placed under the shadow of His wings.

One of our church members was driving on the freeway with his family and came behind a van that had a queen-size mattress tied to its roof. Suddenly, the ropes that secured the mattress to the van snapped and the mattress came hurtling toward his vehicle. He and his wife braced themselves for impact, expecting the large mattress to crash into their windscreen, since there was no way they could avoid it in time.

Miraculously, the mattress somehow hit the road just in front of their car, bounced to the side, and hit another car instead. Thankfully, the driver of that car was able to brake in time and did not cause an accident. For our church member, it was as if a force field—or an invisible shield—had protected his whole family! Can you imagine what could have happened if that large mattress had crashed into the windscreen of his car, which was ferrying his wife as well as their young children in the backseat?

Let us give thanks to the Lord, for He is so good and His tender mercies endure forever! Truly, He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge.

–Meditate devotional

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The body of JESUS

By God’s will we have been sanctified once and for all through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus, the Messiah.

 Day after day every priest stands and repeatedly offers the same sacrifices that can never take away sins.

But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God.” 

Since that time, he has been waiting for his enemies to be made a footstool for his feet.

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

–Hebrews 10:10-14

Christ offered one perfect sacrifice

Blood of bulls and goats…

For the Law, being only a reflection of the blessings to come and not their substance, can never make perfect those who come near by the same sacrifices repeatedly offered year after year.

Otherwise, would they not have stopped offering them, because the worshipers, cleansed once for all, would no longer be aware of any sins?

Instead, through those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year after year,

for it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

–Hebrews 10: 1-4

A superior sacrifice

11  But when the Messiah came as a high priest of the good things that have come, he went through the greater and more perfect tent that was not made by human hands and that is not a part of this creation.

 12  Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with his own blood he went into the Most Holy Place once for all and secured our eternal redemption.

 13  For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are unclean purifies them physically,

 14  how much more will the blood of the Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead actions so that we may serve the living God!

— Hebrews 9:11-14