Nov2MonNovember 2, 2020
Hello Glorious Bride of Christ!!!
It's going to be a big week in the United States as they choose who will lead them for another 4 year term. No one can really predict what the outcome will be; there is so much chaos and confusion. Actually, there is a lot going on all over the world, with a massive earthquake in Turkey, killing of Christians in France, supermoons, hurricanes, political unrest everywhere, pandemic, deception, and the list goes on and on! There is great comfort and encouragement for the Bride of Christ, as we press in to hear the word of our Groom and Savior, "But not a hair of your head will perish! By standing firm, you will win your souls." (Luke 21:18-19)
The word of God predicts terrible things for planet Earth and its inhabitants - Luke 21 is one of the many passages that lists some of these things. What stands out the most when I read about the things that are coming are the commands (yes! they are commands in the greek text) of Jesus on how to face and overcome the trials ahead. Here is a list I made up from Luke 21:
Friends, this is a very helpful list to get us through any trial. The key is to keep our eyes on Jesus, be aware of the times we are in, and guard against being led astray. Stand firm by planting your feet firmly in the word of God, fellowshipping with other believers, and being led together by Holy Spirit. Stay close to Jesus!
The Apostle Paul gave us a clear method on how to stand firm in Ephesians 6:10-18. Put on the full armor of God and pray in the Spirit. I encourage you to read this passage, and memorize it so you can take your stand against that which is coming against the church.
Be blessed and encouraged, God is for us!
Jude 1:24 To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy-- 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.