Reasons to Rejoice

The Reason we Rejoice !

It is not that I enjoy murder, mayhem and mass destruction…. FAR from it… I get very upset over a hurt dog, cat or bird… far less a human being.

But we rejoice at the glorious universal reign of Messiah…. both in Heaven and Earth (during the Millennial Kingdom)….. and onward into the Eternal State

The true Children of God ALWAYS have much Reason to Rejoice….. Paul and Silas sang hymns and Praised God in the Roman prison…. with their feet in the stocks and surrounded by rats and human filth…. and what happened ?… the Power of God shook the place and all the doors were opened and the bands removed

Even so shall it be in the time of the End….. the humans who remain on earth will be scurrying here there and everywhere as the Scripture says “Mens hearts failing them for FEAR of the things coming upon the earth”…… and what will the Children of God be doing…. singing hymns in Church and praying for the mob outside….. ….. but we who are alive now have an even more promising hope…. that of being Raptured to the Lord even before all these things come to pass.

So whether we live or die…. we are the Lord’s …… and since He is in charge we can Praise His Holy Name…. even though human “civilization” collapses all around us…. and the world enters an age of Spiritual Blindness and darkness

Yes my friends …. it’s not that we are not saddened by Murder and Mayhem …. but we realize that it is INEVITABLE due to the SINFULNESS of mankind….. and our only purpose for existence is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in doing His work upon the earth….. we are assisting in plucking individual souls out the mess…. the Chosen Ones that He shall lead unto us…… to all others we are nothing more than a Witness… a Testimony… and a Warning that unless they repent they shall not escape the judgement of GOD

Do you choose to focus on MAN or GOD ? …… Focusing on GOD leads to compassion for man but then it is balanced and in proper perspective….. Focusing on MAN leads to hatred of GOD and the exaltation of man to the status of god… BUT…

Who is like unto the ETERNAL GOD ? …. or to whom can we compare Him ?

and what is man apart from the grace of God ? …surely he is but a two legged animal running around on the third planet of a rather insignificant and small star in the vast Milky Way Galaxy…. it is GOD who crowns man with honor…. and it is Satan who treats him as garbage (Satan is a deceiver and liar and only uses mankind for his own ends…. Satan hates humanity)

Time to get your PERSPECTIVES right ..

The biggest problem with the “All faith and inter-faith rubbish” is that it makes MAN too important and GOD too insignificant…. but what do you expect from a Kingdom which is run by Satan ?

People need a proper conception of WHO GOD IS …… 

HE is not a “force” to be used by people (like in Star Wars)…. HE is not a Cosmic Santa Claus dishing out wealth and health to satisfy everybody wishes (as Benny Hinn would have you believe)

The place to start finding out what God is like is the Bible and then start talking to the GOD you find in there ….. humans have been talking to Him since creation….. but it’s when HE starts talking back to you that you will know the TRUTH…. and the TRUTH will set you free from the bondage of SIN and error.

hard times

Today there are people out of work who are uncertain of the future, today there are people who are hungry, today there are people who are sick physically or depressed mentally.

Yet everyone CAN rejoice in the Lord…. why ? …. because He IS good, and His mercy endures forever…. let everyone say (regardless of their circumstances) GOD IS GOOD and His mercy endures FOREVER.

Do you believe that God is ABLE to sustain you in these hard times ?… IF you seek His presence and TRUST His Word you will get through…. but separate your real NEEDS from LUXURIES (and beware of COVETOUSNESS)…. Read Jeremiah 45:2-5 …. this is a time of hardship across the face of the whole earth, this is not a time for selfish behavior.

Read Revelation 9:20-21  and Revelation16:9 ……  people always BLAME GOD when they are not getting a life of LUXURIOUS ABUNDANCE …..  when things are not going well for them, they HATE GOD…… isn’t that amazing ? ….. GOD is the ONLY ONE who is in a position to HELP THEM and they blame Him and blaspheme His name !

What did David do when he was in perilous circumstances and distressing times ?…. READ THE PSALMS ….. David PLEADED WITH GOD for His help and deliverance….. David REPENTED of all his sins and sought to be righteous…… David TRUSTED God that regardless of what he was going through at that time, the future would be better and expected God would “come through for him” eventually……  David PRAISED God because of who God is, regardless of whatever circumstances he found himself in….. David LOVED God because he knew from experience that GOD IS GOOD and, in fact, HE is the source of all “that is good”…. apart from Him, there is no such thing as…. “good”.

Do you believe that satan and his demons are “good” ?  do you believe that the demons CARE about your welfare  ? ….. let me tell you about them,  to the demon spirits you are just EXPENDABLE…. they have been around for thousands of years and attached themselves to countless bodies…. after you are DEAD, they will have no difficulty finding another VICTIM…. the world does not lack humans….. the world is OVERPOPULATED and there is an abundance of flesh from which they can pick and choose…. as the end of the age approaches, it will becomes the heyday for demons as people themselves  CHOOSE wickedness over righteousness…. and blaspheme God because of their woes, they will believe the DEMONIC LIE, that these foul spirits actually “care” about them and want to “help” them…… and they will believe the BIGGER LIE … “that all their problems are actually God’s fault”.

If you are experiencing hard times today….. I urge you to follow  David’s example…..  REPENT of all personal wickedness, PLEAD WITH GOD over your problems, TRUST GOD regardless of your present circumstances and then PRAISE AND THANK GOD for He is GOOD and His MERCY ENDURES FOREVER.

I encourage you to read about both JOB and DAVID….. later in their life their circumstances changed for the better and they both died peacefully in a ripe old age after receiving the full blessings of God on their lives  because of their FAITH and TRUST in HIM.

Later days and the death of Job …. Job 42:12-17 …. Later days and the death of David … 1 Chronicles 29:26-28

Death of anybody who truly LOVES God…. Psalms 116:15

peace

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you…… let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)

Regardless of the circumstances around Him, Jesus was calm and He never became agitated, flustered…. how can we achieve this ?

Quite simply by abiding in God…. some calamity happens during your day… immediately talk to God about it…. quietly say “Father, you see what is going on here, please show me what to do now” and He will…. and you will be amazed at what miracles are wrought….. and how easily the impossible situation melts away.

What is the alternative ? handle it according to the flesh and try to use your own wisdom to devise solution…. the result ?… irritation, frustration, anger and quite possibly the loss of your testimony in front of unrighteous men.

Here are 3 scriptures that you need to remember when your peace is under attack:

…unto Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20)

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths (Proverbs 3:5 – 6)

they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run , and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

This is the way of FAITH…. which the world does not understand….

Can you imagine a person in authority when confronted with some crisis that demands an “apparently” urgent solution….. remaining CALM and saying WAIT on the LORD for wisdom ?

But what is the alternative ? ….. devise a human solution according to the flesh and probably lose a lot of sleep and get all overworked and flustered in the process…. but this is what goes on ALL THE TIME….. so no wonder there are so many heart attacks and stress related disorders among leaders.

There can be no peace apart from GOD…

These things I have spoken to you , that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)

Prayer for Today:

Loving Heavenly Father, Thank You for your peace. Please help us to walk with You so that we may always be sensitive to your guidance in all the circumstances that we encounter each day… in Jesus name we pray… Amen.