Friday, October 02, 2015

I Know The Plans I Have For You

This has not changed:

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Over the Old Covenant through the New Covenant this has not changed.  Our Lord's heart for us has not changed.  The New Covenant that we are not under always has been and is now good news.  The only bad news is for those who have rejected the good news.

What has the Lord said to this nobody to share with you today?  This ^^ and this:  it may seem that this world is out of control but it only seems that way.  The Lord our God, Creator, King and Master of Eternity has everything firmly in control.  What is happening in the world is what has been written about for thousands of years.  The only people todays events should be new news to is those who have not read the Bible.

Do not be troubled, our Lord walks among us today as He always has.  The promise is this:

Hebrews 13:5            
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because
God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." ... 

Deuteronomy 31:8            
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave
you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged

Be strong in the strength the Lord gives you today.  Stand your ground, if all you have the strength to do is stand, then stand.  Time is short.  No man knows the day or hour our Lord will return for us (the unknown return not the 'second coming.')  If we stand in the faith, watching and waiting and hoping for that glorious day, we will not be ashamed.

We who hope and long for the appearance of our Lord purify ourselves as we wait for Him:

1 John 3:1See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,a we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Stand your ground in love, faith and hope.  Be encouraged today, your God knows you by name and is intimately aware of every circumstance in your life.  It may not seem like it, it may not feel like it but our God has this world and everything going on in this world working for our good.

Romans 8:28            
And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

All glory and honor and power and all the might, splendor, riches and praise be unto the Lord our God who loved us and died for us that we might have eternal life with Him.

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ who saved us from the wrath to come.