Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Rejoice means to praise God or to celebrate with praise. Rejoicing in the Lord gets our mind off of ourselves and puts our focus on Jesus. Paul and Silas rejoiced in the Lord even though their hands and feet were in stocks and chains and they were in prison. When we are rejoicing we are free from fear and worry. Rejoice in the Lord and kept you focus on Him!
Lawlessness will increase in the end times and the love of many will grow cold according Matthew 24:12. The very next verse tells us, "but he/she that endures until the end shall be saved." Don't let your love grow cold. Continue to treat others with love. Faith, hope and love work together. Your faith is working by love when you put it into action and share the love of God with others. Rejoice and share Jesus with those around you!
Praying for our nation according to 1 Timothy 2:1-5.
1 John 5:4, For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world our faith. We encourage you to not quit but to overcome through Jesus. Jesus is with us all the time. Don't be concerned about tomorrow because Jesus is already there!
Mark 9:23, Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Do you have mountain moving faith? It is possible when you believe God but doubt and fear are the opposite of faith. So, remove doubt and fear and start believing God for the impossible! God loves faith. According to Hebrews 11:6 it is impossible to please God without faith. Come to Him in faith believing and see the impossible, possible!
Jesus told us in Mark 11:22-24 to have the God kind of faith. We need to have faith in God and not in man's system. Jesus said to speak to our mountain (situation or circumstance) and believe in faith, don't doubt and you can have what you say. See that mountain removed by believing and trusting in God!
Proverbs 18:10, The Name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous run in to it and they are safe. Today we are establishing who God is! He is Adonai which means Master, He is El Eylon-Most High God, He is El Olam-Everlasting God. Next week we will look at some more names for God and continue to establish who God is!
Jehovah El Kanna means He is a jealous God. It is a good kind of jealousy. Exodus 20:5, We are not to bow down to other gods for He is a jealous God. 2 Corinthians 6:16, And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” Our Heavenly Father loves us. He sent is only Son so that we could have a relationship with Him!
Jehovah Tsidkenu, The Lord our Righteousness (Jeremiah 23:6). We are to be a holy, righteous people of God who carry the presence of Lord where ever we go! I become holy and righteous when I accept Jesus as my Savior and follow after Him. Jesus is my Righteousness! For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21.
Jehovah Nissi: The Lord Our Banner. God wants to be your banner. He wants you to come to Him about everything. Read the story in Exodus 17 about Moses and Joshua winning the battle. When you put your faith and trust in God, He will go to war for you. Whatever situation or circumstance you face put it in God's hands and let Him be your Banner!
Abraham said in Genesis 22:8, the Lord will provide. Abraham fully trusted in God and God did provide because Abraham obeyed and trusted in Jehovah Jireh! Genesis 22:14