If we persevere through the adversities of this world with faith in Jesus Christ…we will have eternal life. But if we deny Him and His gift of Salvation, someday we will face judgment. For God is faithful to His Word…if we disown Jesus, He will disown us before God. (Matt. 10:33).
The Lord will bring forth His favor…at the ideal time. Not necessarily when we think it should happen. Rather, at the exact time…not too late, not too early, but at the proper time…the right Season. And at that perfect time, His peace and benefits will rain down.
Paul said to pray without ceasing…to pray continually, even if it seems nothing is changing. For each prayer chips away at the darkness, and if we persistently continue to pound at the door of Blessings, the Lord will throw open the windows of Heaven, allowing them to shower down.
There is nothing like that sinking feeling of being lost. Nothing is familiar, everything around is strange and scary. Oh, what you would give for someone to come along side , take your hand, tell you everything will be Ok, and show you the way. But God is just like that…when we are lost, He extends His hand towards us, reassuring us that all will be well…” I will help you and show you the way… Follow Me.
About six years ago My husband and I were working in the garden, when suddenly he collapsed. Upon arriving at the Emergency Room via ambulance, it was discovered he was in Atrial Fibrillation. IV medication was administered and his blood pressure came down, but because of his cardiac history, he was kept for observation overnight. When I finally got home late that night, I figured our dog and I would have this massive melt down together, but instead, this verse was my prayer over us all. After a quiet, restful night I awoke, ready to face the day ahead. My trust was in the Lord…
What do you see when you look in the mirror? You see an image, a reflection of yourself. But if you confess Jesus as your Savior, you have been spiritually transformed into His image also. So when people look at you…they should see Jesus.
King Josiah ordered the Ark of the Covenant to be placed in the newly restored Temple…interestingly enough, this is the very last time the Ark is mentioned in the Old Testament. Some think it was carried away by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon when he plundered the Temple. But an old Jewish tradition says that the priests hid the Ark, and when the Messiah returns, He will reveal the hiding place, thus asserting that He is in fact the true Messiah.