Michael Colunga (9 Dec 2011)
"Sometimes..."

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
We may be days, weeks, or months [but hopefully not years] away from the LORD's return for His own.  We need to be praying for each other, so that each one of us has the Blood Covering, sans Achilles' heel!  It is written,
 

“Pray without ceasing.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Quench not the Spirit.

Despise not prophesyings.

Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

Abstain from all appearance of evil.

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Faithful [is] he that calleth you, who also will do [it].

Brethren, pray for us.”   1 Thessalonians 5:16-25

 

 

Sometimes we have to praise God first, before anything happens.

 

This is where you are now:

    "For the director of music. To [the tune of] "The Doe of the Morning." A psalm of David. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?

    "O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, and am not silent.

    "Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel.

    "In you our fathers put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.

    "They cried to you and were saved; in you they trusted and were not disappointed."

                Psalm 22:1-5  NIV

 

This is where you can find rest:

    "A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

    "He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,

    "he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

    "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil,

        for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    "You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

        You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

    "Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

        and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."  Psalm 23  NIV

 

And this is the victory:

    "Of David. A psalm. The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it,

        the world, and all who live in it;

    "for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.

    "Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place?

    "He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul

        to an idol or swear by what is false.

    "He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior."

                                    Psalm 24:1-5

 

And don't forget:

    "Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle."

                                    Psalm 24:8

 

Be sure of the LORD's promises.  The LORD maintains His Holy Word

in a position above His Holy Name:

"...[Y]our promises are backed by all the honor of your name."  Psalm 138:2  NLT

 

God's promises are not vague:

    "The LORD's promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over.

    "Therefore, LORD, we know you will protect the oppressed,

        preserving them forever from this lying generation,

    "even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land."  Psalm 12:6-8

 

The bottom line is always:  Pray the Word.  God's promises are trustworthy and triumphant!  And there is no arguement possible against the Word of God, for it is written,

 

"Forever, O LORD, Thy Word is settled in Heaven."  Psalm 119:89  As above, so below.

 

How do we know that God's Word already reigns in triumphant power on the Earth?

It is written,

"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD."

Isaiah 54:17

 

"All the promises of God are in Christ, yes, and in Him, our ‘Amen’ ascends to God for His glory."  2 Cor 1:20

 

Baruch HaShem Yeshua [Blessed be the Name of Jesus],

Mike C.