10 Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.
6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
11 Discretion will preserve you;
Understanding will keep you,
11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
But the Lord delivers him out of them all.
1 God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”
1 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord
1 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler
And from the perilous pestilence.
4 He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10 No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11 For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12 In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14 “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.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”
Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth. –Numbers 12:3 (NKJV)
God does some amazing things through people. Then there are others home come and go, like a ‘flash in the pan’ of life. IF we think of Moses, he led a million people out of bondage in the world’s most powerful nation of the time (Egypt) to a land flowing with milk and honey… a promised land. He turned a river to blood, turned his staff into a snake, brought water from a rock in the desert, split the red sea so those million people could cross on dry ground. Amazing!
Interestingly, Moses was not looking for attention. He wasn’t busy trying to get everyone to look. God uses those who look to Him. Be a Moses to your generation!
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
–Romans 8:1 (NKJV)
Many of us know about there being no condemnation as a follower of Jesus, but we forget that we have to walk by the Spirit. Here in the Greek Spirit is pneuma, the capitalization of Spirit by the translators of the NKJV translation of the Bible indicates that we think pneuma here is the Holy Spirit.
We agree with that thinking, but at the same time, we are believers should be ‘spiritual’. We should walk by the Spirit which is our human spirit in tune with the Holy Spirit. Here you can see pneuma as both the Holy Spirit and your human spirit in union with the Spirit of God. We must walk by faith, we must walk by the Spirit. We must walk by our spirit in tune with His Spirit to be free from condemnation.
Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures…
The Holy Scriptures. “Holy” in the original Greek (from the Strong’s Concordance)-
g0040. ἅγιος hagios; from ἅγος hagos (an awful thing) (compare 53, 2282); sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated): — (most) holy (one, thing), saint.
Holy is not only something that is set aside as something different from the regular. Holiness is pure. Full of awe. Water with a bit of dirt in it is polluted. Water free from contaminants is pure. God’s people are free from sin by the work of Jesus as His blood washes us clean and walking by faith makes us not want to fall back into that sin. We must be pure.
We need to be more focused on holiness to our Father in Heaven. Only when you are holy by the blood of Jesus, shall you stand before the Father. We are in awe of Him. His Word is HOLY!