Archive for July, 2019

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/28/19

July 29, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

”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.”
 (Isaiah 41:10)

We may be facing a sea of troubles; waves of affliction maybe crashing around us. The enemy of our soul may be rising up like a flood against us. Yet whatever trials we are facing, whatever is opposing us, it is the promise of God that He will help us; He will strengthen us; He will uphold us, for nothing is stronger than God’s love; nothing is greater than His promises. We need have no fear for He is with us; He does not forsake us, and if He is with us what can stand against us? His strength is stronger; His love is greater. He is the God above all gods. If you belong to Him, He holds you in the palm of His hand.

May the Lord give you strength and uphold you in His righteousness.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/21/19

July 22, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“[Give] to the LORD the glory due his name;
worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.”
(Psalm 29:2)

Set your eyes upon the Lord. Look to Him. Let our hearts be filled with worshipping the Lord, praising Him and giving glory to His name. Too often we get distracted by the world and by troubles; we even get distracted by serving the Lord and doing ministry, yet the Word commands us that we are to first seek and worship the Lord, then all else will be given to us. So it is in heaven and so it should be on Earth, if we will be obedient instead of being busy. The angels in heaven sing “Holy, holy, holy” and give God glory, and everything the Lord wishes to accomplish is accomplished. He will work all things through us, if we let Him. Start by worshipping the Lord and giving Him glory, and see what He will do through you.

May your lips be filled with praise and worship each day as you give Him glory.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/14/19

July 15, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Philippians:

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.”       (Phil. 4:19-20)

It is good to remember that no matter what we need in life, whether that need is spiritual or physical, God Almighty will give us whatever we need through Jesus Christ. If we need provisions, we can call upon His name; if we need healing, we can call upon His name; if we need His spirit to touch us in any way, we can call upon the Lord and He will provide. Our Lord’s grace and His storehouse are never empty, and He wants to fulfill our every need. If we are faithful to call upon His name; He is there. Call upon the Lord and He will bless you in Christ Jesus this very day.

May the Lord’s love and mercy flow to you as you call upon His name.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/07/19

July 8, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Deuteronomy:

“Surely the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire.”    (Deut. 5:24)

Our God is an awesome God; the heavens declare His glory; the Earth displays the splendor of His creation. How majestic is His name in all the Earth; how magnificent is His reign; how miraculous is His love, beyond all understanding. At His Word the world appeared; at His Word life appeared; at His Word truth and salvation came to us in Jesus Christ. To God belongs the glory; great things He has done, and around the throne of God the angels sing, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.” Glory to God in the Highest; Glory to God in the Highest. He is an awesome God.

May the glory of God fill your heart with praise and worship each day.

 

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/30/19

July 1, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Matthew:

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.  (Matt. 4:23)

Good things happen when Jesus is present in our lives. If we read and follow His word we learn what He wants us to learn, and we can teach others. Knowing His word we can spread the good news of the kingdom of God to all around us and to the ends of the Earth. And it is Jesus who changes us from who we were before we knew Him to who we are supposed to be. He heals us in all the ways we need to be healed. It is miraculous that He heals us spiritually, mentally, and physically. When we come into the Lord’s presence with praise and thanksgiving we make ourselves available for the power of the Holy Spirit to come over us to heal us and make us whole, and to make us more and more like Christ. Let us come before the Lord with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving; let us come into His presence and be healed.

May the Lord bless you with His presence.