Christian Courage begins with Christ

He Can, He Will

Who does the Lord say that he is?

Three scriptures shed a bright light on who He is, what He can do, and what He will do  – for those who abide in him faithfully.

And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ “(Exodus 3:14)

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” (Revelation 22:13)

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:6)

[Emphasis added]

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He is an omnipotent Waymaker who can DO things we can’t do ourselves, individually or collectively!    Those who are truly destined to a life of enduring abundance and ‘perfect peace’ know and believe this.

In the first book of the New Testament, it is written:  Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26 NIV).   In the last book in the Bible, Revelations, it is written:

7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.  (Revelation 3:7 – 8 NIV)

The last two lines of A Prayer for the Ephesians (3rd Chapter, verses 20-21 NIV) read:

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

If you steadfastly follow our Father in Heaven’s will, you enjoy His blessings and Christian Assurance.    If you trust Him with all your heart, He will make a way, open doors, and do ‘immeasurably more than all you can think to pray for or imagine’.   One with faith knows He can and He will!  Sadly, however, some lack self confidence.

You Can, You Will

As the Lord commanded Joshua, be strong and courageous.   Don’t be a weak, meek, and easily-discouraged Christian with a ‘I Can’t’ attitude.

What sets courageous Christians apart?

  • They know that their toughest battles are the Lord’s.
  • They acknowledge, use, and share their God-given gifts.
  • They know that even when they’re weak they can be strong in the Master’s Spirit!

Again, Christian Courage begins with Christ, not with you.   Bishop Noel Jone’s powerful video captures this sentiment so well! (Jones & The City of Refuge Choir, “Not About Us”).    Paul, in writing Romans 8, reminds us that God wants each of his children to be ‘more than conquerors‘.

Do you have God-strengthened courage?

Grace, mercy, and peace to you.   After 3 anointed nights of Revival, and a weekend out of town, I’m glad to be back blogging!   To God be the Glory.

Greg Silverthorne

66AssuranceWay.com

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