Praise Jehovah, the King of Kings
Praise Jehovah, You’re my everything
From the rising of the Sun
To the going down of the same
Praise Jehovah, the Great I am
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Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22 (NIV)
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. Matthew 14:25-29 (NKJV)
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”
John 14: 1,2,6 (NKJV)
Do you want to embody the Spirit of Christ in your life? These five scriptures are a good place to start.
“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:40
But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
‘Thus says the LORD, “Do justice and righteousness, and deliver the one who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor. Also do not mistreat or do violence to the stranger, the orphan, or the widow; and do not shed innocent blood in this place. Jeremiah 22:3
Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions, so as to deprive the needy of justice And rob the poor of My people of their rights, So that widows may be their spoil And that they may plunder the orphans. Isaiah 10: 1-2
For I was hungry, and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me nothing to drink; I was a stranger, and you did not invite Me in; naked, and you did not clothe Me; sick, and in prison, and you did not visit Me.’ Matthew 25:42 – 43
I did not choose these verses I will confess. They were chosen by MSNBC’s Ali Velshi in a segment he called “What Would Jesus Do?” (in response to the Bible, Romans 13:1, being used by US Attorney General to justify the uncaring border policies of the current administration). Scripture taken out of context can often be used to justify the unjustifiable. The 1st verse of Romans 13 was used by American slaveowners and Nazis in Germany too.
Photo taken by Art4TheGlryOfGod by Sharon is one she calls Seek Him (flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
All scripture is from the New American Standard Bible.
While others may fail, faithful Christians will Prevail. In Roman 8 we read: If God is for you who can be against you? Those who accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior know the answer to this question; no one!
Through your praise, prayers, and faithfulness you hold the keys to a life of Prevailing. If you enjoy ‘perfect peace’ you are surely able to avoid stumbling and falling. Enjoy your Joy!
They will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you. For I am with you,” says the Lord, “to deliver you.” Jeremiah 1:19 NKJV
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned. Psalm 34:19, 22 NKJV
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Phillippians 3: 13-14 KJV
So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthian 15: 57-58 NKJV
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written: “For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8: 31 – 37 NKJV
God Is In Control / Wilmington Chester Mass Choir
But By My Spirit / Mississippi Mass Choir (inspired by Zechariah 4:6)
To God be the Glory. If God is with you how can you not Prevail?
(to be continued)
I love seeing young, God-fearing people uplifting their personal Savior, Jesus Christ! They are a joyful, anointed group, paying tribute to the legendary Daryl Coley – in this California performance.
The ministry’s name is Silent Praz. “When Sunday Comes” was a song masterly done by Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, featuring Coley as the lead singer.
The song beautifully embodies the spirit of the Good Friday Crucifixion and the Easter resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Happy Easter from 66 Assurance Way!
When a Sermon lingers in my mind, I know the Lord is trying to tell me something. I felt compelled to share the Pastor’s Sermon on this blog on this Christmas Eve weekend. A fuller sense of the Sermon I described in Part 1 yesterday is provided in this post.
While focused on Joseph, the importance of believing as Christians was expressed as well by Dr. Coates in the Advent Sermon at his DC area church.
Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, Delman Coates Ph.D., Senior Pastor.
Below are key points in that Sermon on December 10, 2017:
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I’m acting as if it is so, even though it ain’t so, in order for it to be so.
As part of a well-crafted, well-delivered Advent Sermon in Clinton, MD recently (12/10/17), we were told that Joseph believed, Mary conceived, and Jesus achieved. As the first part of a three-part Sermon Series, at Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, Delman Coates Ph.D. spoke on how Joseph was shown to believe.
The Black Baptist church has a membership of over 8,000 members. The choir sung as powerfully as their Pastor would later preach. The Senior Pastor, Coates, gave a Sermon that was well received and, I suspect, remembered long after the congregants left the sanctuary.
The third (11:45 am) worship service, which I attended with my three siblings, ended with the words which led this post. As Coates uttered them he realized, based on the reaction of those in attendance, that he had hit a nerve. He masterfully repeated them several times. It pulled together everything he had stated earlier in his Sermon – on the second Sunday of 2017 Advent. Only in the DC area for the weekend, I regret I will not be able to hear the other two parts of the Series!
What are the words that a Christian disciple who, like Joseph, believes in God should meditate on?
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