Monday, July 13, 2009

Problems and Answers

This world is filled up to overflowing with problems, fears and troubles, there's no question about that. What the Lord is speaking to me today is that his people must stop staring at all the problems, fears and troubles and start staring at the promises, faith and answers that are found in the Word of God which is Jesus Christ the person.

He is our answer for everything. There is no problem, fear or trouble you face that cannot be overcome through faith and patience, believing his promises as they are written in the bible. Consider this:

Psalm 34:4I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.

Not too long ago I described the blessed life I have lived. What I want you to understand about my testimony is that I have had problems, fears and troubles just like you but guess what? I have been delivered from THEM ALL. I can tell you for a fact, through years of personal experience that the Word of God in the case of Psalm 34:4 is rock solid absolute TRUTH. I have had many fears and I have been delivered from them all. Not some....ALL. Psalm 34 doesn't stop there, look 2 verses down at verse 6This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles. Did you read that? He saved me out of ALL my troubles. That's a verifiable fact based on my life.

None of this is about me though, its about YOU. The Lord has not blessed me just for the sake of me being blessed. I am the LEAST of the brothers who are "in Christ" and the message for you today is that if the Lord of eternity will do such great things for a worthless nobody like me, just imagine what he will do for you. My strength has been in faith and belief in the Word of God. The promises in that book are true. If he said he would do something he will do it, he has done it, he will continue to do it. He watches carefully over his word to make sure it is fulfilled just as it is written so that nobody will be able to stand before him and point the finger in his face to say "you lied!" because we know that our God cannot lie.

We need to focus on the answers in this life, not the problems. We should take just enough of a look at the problems to formulate an effective prayer against them then drop the problem like a bad habit into the hands of our God who is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask, think or imagine...Ephesians 3:20 ... By this power he can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.

The Lord indicated very clearly to me this morning that these things are what are on his heart to speak to you and me today. The future is full of incredibly bad things for most people on earth, but we are not "most people." We are a called out and chosen people dedicated to the glory and honor of our God who will be praised throughout eternity for the mighty and glorious things he has done for his people from the very beginning all the way through today and into tomorrow and the end of all things. We are a people created for his glory and it glorifies him for us to believe what he said, to pray his promises back to him in faith and wait in expectation for deliverance from every fear, problem and trouble. He is faithful, he will do what he said he would do, I am living proof of it.

The escape from all, also known as the rapture could be today, or tomorrow or this coming Feast of Trumpets in two months, who knows? What we do know is that if we are READY and WATCHING through PRAYER... being centered in our Lord's will..waiting daily at his doors with our eyes searching the heavens for his face, if we are consuming his word like starving people with the expectation that he will honor what he said, then we will be more than fine on the day of the escape and we will not have to be concerned in the least about the time of Jacob's trouble that appears to be on the verge of showing up. The Lord has grown silent with me on the topic of the escape and the time of Jacob's trouble and I have come to understand why. He has warned the people of this world for years now. With the advent of the internet his warnings are now posted for all to see both in the bibles of the world and on the electronic highway you are reading this on now. If time is short then its time to adjust ourselves to the perfection we are called to as children of God. We are to center ourselves in his will which means getting rid of everything that snares and hinders us in our walk with Him, and continuing in everything we know pleases him.

Jesus is our treasure and pleasure here on earth. Jesus is our treasure and pleasure in heaven. We are to find our delight, our joy and our happines IN HIM every day. Stop trying to leech momentary happiness from this world. This world and the things is offers have failed mankind from the very beginning by DESIGN. This world was designed to FRUSTRATE the desires of mankind when they look to it so they will instead turn to the living God for their enjoyment and peace: Romans 8:18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21thati the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

The message to you today from the Spirit of God as I am hearing him is this: trust his word. If he delivered me from every fear and trouble, he will deliver you. Do not give up, stay focused on the promises not the problems. The people who inherit the promises are those who do it through FAITH and PATIENCE. The patience, the waiting is what shows where your heart and belief are. Let patience have its perfect work so that in the end you can stand in victory with the great cloud of witnesses who testify that our God's word is true and he can be trusted..

James 1:4
... But let patience have her perfect work, that ye maybe perfect and entire, wanting nothing

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

May the Lord bless you and keep you, may his face shine upon you and may he grant you peace.

Done for today