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Living Water 45
It is with tremendously expanded joy that I write to you today. God has been sooo faithful to His Word. Let's briefly review a few faith basics from the Scriptures:
6 Hear now what the Lord says: “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. Micah 6:1
The Scriptures teach growing in God's grace [through Covenantal-living with His Word] to where you confront every mountain that you face in life, rather than God doing it for you.
23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Mark 11:23
Obviously, your mountains are any obstacles to your having the perfect will of God for your life that would stand defiantly in front of you saying “Game Over” as a modern day Goliath.
10 For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you. Isaiah 54:10
Regardless of how much your world might have been turned upside down by sudden circumstances that seem imposed by someone else or by natural disasters, or by any number of other factors that weren't on your radar, the Bible is unmistakably clear that God's not testing you, but according to 2Samuel 14:14, 1Corinthians 10:13, and James 1:13-25 He's the One that's devised the means of escape for you. The Hebrew word “Hesed” in Isaiah 54:10 that's translated “kindness” means God loves you so much and is so committed to your success in His plans for your life that He's to the bubbly point of being silly over you and will absolutely stop at nothing to make sure that what you hold forth before your circumstances of His Word for your life will not return void, but will go forth through your Isaiah 54:14, 17, Romans 5:17, Romans 6:13, 18, and 2Corinthians 5:21 righteousness just as His Word's gone forth in righteousness as Isaiah 45:23, Isaiah 54:14, and Isaiah 61:11 declare. His Word for your life cannot return void, [or fail of it's desired outcome,] according to Isaiah 45:23 and Isaiah 55:11.
9 Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them. Hosea 14:9
7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. John 15:7
Your progress in the plan of God for your life will depend largely upon how absorbed your lifestyle is by His Scriptures, His Covenants of Promise, and how absorbed your lifestyle is with expressing every jot and tittle of the Scriptures that His Spirit will illuminate to you as Covenantally-defining of your circumstances and as applicable as Covenantal-promises to overcome your circumstances. Always look for the allegory for today, even while looking for literal things to apply so you can apply both the obvious and what wasn't previously obvious. You won't offend Christ Jesus with living on His Word the way that you do; the way that He does. That's what He's eager to assist you in!
2 And you shall swear, 'The Lord lives, In truth, in judgment, and in righteousness;' the Gentiles shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him they shall glory.” Jeremiah 4:2
This from Jeremiah is part of Isaiah 45:22-25. As far as how you would glory in Him, it says in 1Corinthians 1:30-31 that you do this by acknowledging Christ in all your ways as your wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption/deliverance in every circumstance that your life has put you and Him into. Your blessing yourself in Him, regardless of which nation you're from would be based on the following from Colossians because of what we've just looked at from Micah 6:1 and Mark 11:23 about your having this circumstance come out exactly the way that you call it to:
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:16-17
13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak, 2Corinthians 4:13
I know I've been brief today, but for those who are just finding out these things that haven't had the most nurturing lifestyle towards the Lord and His plans for their lives:
11 Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences. 2Corinthians 5:11
Romans chapter 10 talks about those who've lived their lives going about to establish their own righteousness and have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God. Clearly, John 15:7 and Colossians 3:16-17 (quoted above) would be how you would [practically] submit yourself to the righteousness of God on a daily basis, but it begins with believing in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead, Who was delivered up because of our offenses, and was raised because of our justification; Who suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive by the Spirit.
If you don't know of a time when you've ever fully made it count with embracing the Lordship of Jesus, don't go another minute without praying this with me based upon Romans 10:9-10:
Lord Jesus, I thank You for giving me Your life. I give You my life in return. Teach me, lead me, protect me. Together let's get something done that totally pleases the heart of our Father God to no end. Thank You for coming into my life, becoming real to my heart and to my life, and for teaching me Your ways and the proper usage of Your abilities that You're planting in me from this day forward. I receive Your Holy Spirit. Not only will I never be the same again, with Your leading and enabling this world will never be the same again. Thank You, my Lord. Amen.
If you've prayed that prayer with me, we have a resource of some really brief things that we need to share with you that'll equip you for living a life in the full experience of God's never failing, inescapable, love for you. If you'll simply visit this webpage, you'll see the brief articles that'll really help you with having a fresh start in your relationship with God:
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For the idols speak delusion; the diviners envision lies, and tell false dreams; they comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; they are in trouble because there is no shepherd. Zechariah 10:2
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