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Believe that God can work out good things for you

O believer in Christ do not fear the bad things that have happened to you nor what has been spoken. Be in the Lord God at all times and see his deliverance as you call on his name. Your right is to call upon the Lord, so use that. Do not fear the past but be willing to overcome it in the name of Jesus for the glory of God that all that hear of you come to know the salvation of the Lord.

 

Verses for reflection:

  • And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, “Behold, my own son seeks my life; how much more now may this Benjaminite! Leave him alone, and let him curse, for the Lord has told him to. It may be that the Lord will look on the wrong done to me, and that the Lord will repay me with good for his cursing today.” (2 Samuel 16: 11-12)
  • And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Psalm 138 – A Psalm of Thanksgiving

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I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart;
before the gods I sing your praise;
I bow down toward your holy temple
and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness,
for you have exalted above all things
your name and your word.
On the day I called, you answered me;
my strength of soul you increased.

All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth,
and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
for great is the glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly,
but the haughty he knows from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
and your right hand delivers me.
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me;
your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.
Do not forsake the work of your hands.

 

The Seven Blessings of The Revelation

Note: Courtesy of the video goes to Moed Ministries.

O Lord God of heaven and earth, grant by your mercy and grace through Jesus Christ that I am found worthy at Judgement Day. I pray keep me holy as you are holy. Keep me from all guile and help me grow in spirit and in truth. I ask for your blessings in my life so that I glorify you in my thoughts, words and actions. This is all for you O Lord. Bless me O Lord Jesus and lead me by your Holy Spirit that every blessing that you have ordained for me, I truly receive and experience in this life and in the next. Amen.

The Bible verses which contain the Seven Blessings of the Revelation are given below:

First Blessing – “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Revelation 1:3).

Second Blessing – “Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, ‘Write: “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them’ ” (Revelation 14:13).

Third Blessing – “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.’ ” (Revelation 16:15).

Fourth Blessing – “Then he said to me, ‘Write: “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!”’ And he said to me, ‘These are the true sayings of God’ ” (Revelation 19:9).

Fifth Blessing – “Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years” (Revelation 20:6).

Sixth Blessing – “Behold I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book” (Revelation 22:7).

Seventh Blessing – “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:14).

Hope came in a basket (Christian poem)

Hope came in a basket,
Moses if you ask it.
Born a child to liberate,
God’s plan to operate.

Escaped from a death so cruel,
By the Lord’s grace, no duel.
Raised by Pharaoh’s daughter kind,
Grown up with a princely mind.

A vile Egyptian oppressor he smote,
Of which two Hebrews took note.
Avenging his brethren cost him exile,
He had to flee from the land of the Nile.

With no regard for idols of obsidian,
Moses dwelt in the land of Midian.
His divine calling at Horeb needed a push,
God spoke to him within a burning bush.

The Lord all merciful heard each cry,
Of Israel when their hope went dry.
Sent he Moses to lead them all,
Egypt’s king’s pride to fall.

Spoke Moses freedom for Israel’s sake,
From Pharaoh’s ruthless grasp to take.
God worked miracles through him a plenty,
He only needed ten plagues not twenty.

Striking fear and warnings to the impudent,
Moses with Aaron blessed by the Lord proved prudent.
Eventually Jacob’s children were set free,
One day to have milk and honey under their own tree.

Consider the cause of the poor and needy

The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regards not such knowledge. (Proverbs 29:7)

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. (Proverbs 31:8-9)

Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. (Psalm 41:1-3)

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