Watch the video at the end. This young boy gives a powerful message of the bible showing Christ in every book of Scripture! He does an amazing job.

Advancing Christ's Kingdom

Isaiah 40:28… Hast thou not known?  Hast thou not heard, that the Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary?  There is no searching of His understanding.

Romans 16:25… Now to Him who has the power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, but now is made manifest, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the Everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith.

Revelation 15:2… And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, You are the King of Saints.  

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“For I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that he is able to guard that which I trust to him for that day.”
(2 Timothy 1:12)

In order to have a life of joy and victory no matter what trials you face, you must know the God you serve.  There must be nothing that keeps you from standing against the enemy no matter how difficult things become in your life.  For that reason, your faith must be hinged on knowing that Christ is more than enough to take you through your pain.  You must know that he will never fail you. And unless you have his Spirit living in you and working through you, you will never experience all that God has for you.

There is always going to be storms and trials in life.  Jesus came to this earth to set us free from the bondage of sin but he told us that we would have trouble in this life.  His purpose was not stop all struggles in this life but rather to show us his power and his character as he takes us through them all.  It is only in going through the fire that you know that God is over the fire.  It is by facing disappointments and heartache that you find that God is able to heal your pain and make you new.  Only by living through the battles that you face here on earth can you realize that your God is bigger than any enemy you face. And it is by facing the winds and waves of trouble that you know without a doubt that God is in authority and control over all things.  You can have peace despite all that you endure because you know that nothing can destroy you and all things will be used for your good – for the purpose he allowed.  God’s permission must be given for everything that touches the life of a believer who lives in Christ.

If you know Christ as Lord and Savior, you have the protection of legions of angels who are commanded to watch over you.  The enemy knows that he can’t win over the army of God so he works to convince you that God is not able to help you.  When you start to fear in the midst of a trial, you are giving the devil a foothold to take you down.  You are letting the seeds of doubt overwhelm you and take your eyes from the truth. You are letting a lie keep you in bondage instead of taking God at his word.

The Apostle Paul knew his God.  He trusted that whether in life or death, God was in complete control.  There was nothing that Paul was going to face that God did not know in advance and prepare him for.  Paul did not look at his circumstance and cower in fear.  He looked at the power of his God and fought the good fight until the end.  He understood that death could only bring him to see the face of the God he loved.  Nothing was going to happen to him outside of the will of Christ who had every detail of his life secure.

When you face difficulties and trouble in your life, you can choose to believe God or fall victim to the deceiver from hell.  We are only passing through this life. It is a journey that is going to take us to riches and glory that our minds cannot now comprehend.  We will live with Christ is a place of unspeakable beauty that will never end.  Never let that truth leave your heart.

Start today to seek out Christ in everything that you do.  He is able to give those who trust him the peace and joy and work out all of their struggles.  When you give in to fear, you are giving in to a lie from hell.  Jesus overcame the world and he has the power to help you get to victory.    I am praying for you!

How to trust Christ through your pain

Almost everyone wants the reward of heaven when we die. But there is a cost involved in living the crucified of Jesus Christ.

Jesus said that we will have to endure many trials in our lives. In Acts 15:22 the disciples said: “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God”.

This one verse contains a truth that most of us don’t really want to ponder.  No one wants to think about having to endure hardship and pain of any kind.   But the fact is that if we have put our trust in the finished work of the Christ and have made him our Lord and Savior, we will go through trials and testing as our faith is proved genuine.   Paul tells us in Romans 8:17 that we are co-heirs with Christ  “if indeed we share in his sufferings that we may also share in his glory”.

Our momentary struggles are working in us a reward that will be with us throughout eternity.  We are in a very real battle on this earth as the enemy of our soul seeks to rob us of our joy and darken the hope that we have in Christ.  He is unrelenting in his attack, but we also must be unrelenting  and unwavering in our faith as we stand on truth as conquerors in the army of the living God!  We cannot be defeated for our victory was paid by the royal blood of Christ on the cross. 

 The fragrance of a suffering believer who can praise God in the midst of a painful trial will fill all the rooms of heaven.  There is no greater way to honor  God than with the heartfelt words of trust, “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him“.{Job 13:15}  The glory of God is manifested in a broken and surrendered servant who takes up her cross  and is willing to follow in the way of Christ despite the cost.

My dear friends in Christ, do not be afraid to suffer or to go through the battles of this world for you can’t  be destroyed.  God’s plan and purpose for you life will never fail despite the lies the enmy wants you to believe.  Most importantly,  God knows the way and he has the power to take you safely through every storm.  You can now be set free by the knowledge that God’s grace is all that you need.

 

May God fill you with his peace and the strength that you need to continue on despite your struggles and painful trials in this life.  Your problems will never be bigger than our God who spoke the world into existence.  Nothing is ever impossible for him.  Just believe!