Today’s message will be short and sweet….I think. I was listening to several ministers this week.
One in particular was giving a prophecy she felt was from the Lord. It talked about horrible times coming to the world. As I read the word of prophecy, I did not feel encouraged, edified or uplifted.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I know God warns us about things to come and I know it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see our world is not in peace at the moment, however, I have found that even during the most difficult times, with God, there is peace and hope. He is a God of Hope.
The very next morning a friend sent me a program to watch on the Sid Roth show. I clicked the link and listened to the prophet of God give what he felt was from the Lord. It was an encouraging message for the people of God.
I was thinking about both of these ‘words’ as I studied today. As I said, I know challenging times come, they always come, however, I also believe we should be a people who continually hope in the good outcome that our God has promised us. He tells us that we will go through the waters and the fires, but he also promises us that we won’t drown and we will come out without the smell of smoke. Does he not?
Fear is not of God. Fear is not ever of God. If God is warning you about something then he will also give you the way out and you will walk through it in His peace that passes understanding. Remember, God promises us a way of escape. God is a good God, who never leaves us nor forsakes us. He is with us in hard times and good times. Today I want to leave you with the word of God. I recommend you pray these scriptures over yourself and your family each day, as you do, remember His goodness and His faithfulness. Take the time to make these scripture personal for you and then declare them daily.
Psalm 91 – Our promise from Our God
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, the young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”