Calleth Those Things That Be Not As Though They Were
Romans 4:17: (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 29:13: And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Judges 6:12: And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.
Jeremiah 30:17: For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.
Jeremiah 1:5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Jeremiah 1:7: But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for thou shalt go to all that I shall send thee, and whatsoever I command thee thou shalt speak.
Jeremiah 1:8: Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 1:9: Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.
Jeremiah 1:10: See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Isaiah 46:9: Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
Isaiah 46:10: Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
Matthew 5:18: For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Matthew 5:19: Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Hebrews 10:35: Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
Regardless of what it looks like: God has not changed His position. Don’t you change yours? Ephesians 6:13: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Who are you trying to please? Remember; this is not about you or me!
I don’t know about you. I want to receive the best that God has for me. I will be happy to make it in to heaven, I am taking the necessary steps to make it in: Romans 10:9: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:10: For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:11: For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Romans 10:12: For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Romans 10:13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. I believe; sometimes we need to go back to the basics. To the beginning.
I have asked the Lord that my desires be coupled with His will. Whatever the Lord desires for my life; that is what I want. I want to please him: Hebrews 11:6: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Because; I want to please Him. The Word also states: Psalm 84:11: For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Integrity shall guide me; Proverb 11:3: The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. I have remembered and returned to my First love; Revelation 2:4: Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 1 Corinthians 2:9: But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
I ask the Lord; years ago; to please not take me higher in Him, until I had gotten deeper in Him. You see, there are some blessings that I do not want God to give me until I am ready for.
I thank God for preserving me, I thank Him for my deliverance. I just don’t believe that satan can touch God’s children; without permission from God. Remember; Job? When we voluntarily; step outside of the will of God. We open the door for satan and let him in, we willingly step out from under God’s covering. We may repent. 1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. God will forgive us! Sin has it’s own consequences. God in His mercy is still a good God!
Even when I have done wrong. I want to learned the intended lesson fom the Lord! You see I also heard a sermon years ago that said God is the only one that will fire you and not inform you. Makes sense to me now!
2 Timothy 2:3: Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 6:14: Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
1 Peter 5:10: But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
Please take it from me; God is a God of Love; He is also a God of wrath. We may think of war as wrath; God will give you what may appear; as your own personal battle; remember; 2 Chronicles 20:15: And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Repent, Appreciate God, Love Him and Thank Him and Praise Him. Remember; things could always be worse than they are in YOUR life. Just as I have said just because the World does not end tomorrow; doesn’t mean yours won’t! Think about it!