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Always win the test of your faith

 

Times that are difficult. Times that have temptations. Times that are of the VUCA type (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). Times when others lose the faith. Any of these or all of these or a combination of these is what you get when your faith is tested.

It doesn’t matter how big or small the test is. It doesn’t matter what is the source of the test. What matters is that are you willing to win against everything that is trying to fade away your faith? I’m not talking about faith in yourself, not about faith in doctors nor about faith in your nation or state. What I’m talking about is your faith in the Lord God!

Whether its a pandemic called Covid 19, or World War 3 itself, you should always strive to keep your faith in Jesus Christ. Keep it lest you lose your Godly reward!

 

Verses for reflection:

Jesus said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (1 John 5:4)

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. (Revelation 2:10)

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Bible Verses for Anxiety

Whenever faced with anxiety remember you have the Lord God who can help you cope up and overcome anxiety. What you need to do is simply read the Bible verses for anxiety and cast your worries unto Jesus because he cares for you. Please do read it with your heart and not just your mind. You can read it aloud either in your mind or vocally but make sure that you believe each verse about dealing with anxiety.

 

 

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I do hope you read the below verses for anxiety and overcome it all by the word of your testimony in Jesus. And may the Holy Spirit be with you in this great step you take towards no longer being down with anxiety. Here are the verses:

  1. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18)
  2. But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” (1 Peter 3:14)
  3. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7)
  4. Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.” (Isaiah 35:4)
  5. But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
  6. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
  7.  “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” (John 14:1)
  8. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
  9. Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. (Luke 12:22 )
  10. I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)
  11. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. (Psalm 94:19)
  12. The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands. (Psalm 138:8)
  13. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)
  14. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
  15.  “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8)
  16. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)

Practice Your Faith

Practice the true Gospel that you’ve heard,
Because avoiding it would be all absurd.
Know O believer you are called to action,
Called to do good works to God’s satisfaction.

Practice your faith for the Lord God alone,
Because false pretenses he doesn’t condone.
Do it because you love God’s Son,
For by Jesus against the darkness you’ve won.

Practice your faith because its a work that’s good,
Doesn’t matter if no one else has understood.
Walk never in things of the flesh,
But in hope in Christ for your soul to refresh.

A clarification about Christian clergy and Covid 19 (Corona virus)

There are some Christians that are using social media to condemn Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, and other sorts of Christian clergy saying, “Why did God not show them the Covid-19 disaster?”

Lord Jesus clearly said, “My sheep hear my voice” (John 10:27)
Clearly the responsibility lies on every sheep of the LORD and not only on those serving in positions.
Why pass the buck?

Today, Doctors and many learned people in the medical field have no clue how to handle the pandemic and many (sadly) are infected themselves.

So does that mean they are fake? Certainly not!
In fact, they are doing a superb job and they deserve our respect and prayers

The secret things belong to the LORD (Deuteronomy 29:29)
Scripture clearly tells us that the LORD does not reveal everything to man. There are secrets that the Lord keeps to Himself!

In Mark 13:32, Lord Jesus spoke of His coming, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”
There are certain things that even angels do not know of. Does it mean that angels are to be despised? God have mercy. No!

Prophet Elisha was a man who could tell what the King of Syria spoke in His bedroom. But, one day, when the Shunamite woman came to him in distress, He told his servant Gehazi, “the Lord has hidden it from me, and has not told me.” (2 King 4:27) Does this make Prophet Elisha inferior in any manner? Certainly not!

At such times, rather than pointing a frustrated finger at others, look inside and ask, “What can I do to alleviate the misery around me”

If you can share food with the needy – then do it
If you can share your services – then do it
If you can pray – then, please do (we need it the most)

If all you can do is talk – then kindly KEEP QUIET
Talk is cheap

Note: I received this as a forward and felt like you  might want to take a note of this. The source or origin of the post is unknown but the message is apt for these times. Let the Body of Christ unite in the truest sense of the Word. Please share this post widely.

Edit: I will try find if there are any details about any prophecies about the Corona virus that might been spoken ‘before’ this outbreak could happen.

 

Jesus Heals The Ten Lepers

On his way to Jerusalem in his ministry actually,
Jesus passed by the border between Samaria and Galilee.
There he met some lepers numbering ten,
In that village he healed them, amen!

They called Jesus from a distance afar,
Hoping to be healed of each leprous scar.
“Jesus, master, have pity on us!”
In their misery they called out to Him thus.

Upon Christ’s word to their priest they all went,
As they walked they got healed with no lament.
One of those cleansed did greatly rejoice,
And came back praising God in a loud voice.

He was the only one of the ten lepers who returned,
To give thanks to the Lord as Jesus had discerned.
The Lord Jesus questioned this Samaritan who became fine,
As to where were all the other nine?

For the Lord Jesus heals because he is faithful,
And expects those healed to be grateful.
Remember Jesus to the Leper did solemnly tell,
“Rise and go: your faith had made you well.”

 

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Bible reference : Gospel of St Luke 17:1-19

Quick reminder: Keep trusting the Lord

Give your time to God in prayer

The more you give your time to God in prayer the more you give God the time to bless you. Some pray with full faith for a good amount of time and see the reward the Lord God has handed them in the land of the living! While some do bear fruit but it’s little because though they had the faith they were due to some reason or the other were unable to pray long enough.

It’s easy to get a lot of time to pray to Jesus when you have a loved one in the hospital or when you desperately need to get out of debt. Somehow TV and other forms of entertainment are no longer that important in those days. O how the believer can reach the peak of concentration in his or her plea unto the Lord! And how great indeed is the breakthrough from the heavens!

However once the Lord has delivered you it doesn’t mean you only say token amount of prayers so that your family and your friends call you a man or woman of faith. Rather it’s getting a habit of being prayerful everyday.

The real deal is to be praying faithfully everyday without desiring to shorten your prayer time for vain and foolish ungodly pursuits!

Quick reminder : Trust God’s timing for your life seasons

  • For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:3)
  • But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
  • For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
  • Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14)
  • For there is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on him. (Ecclesiastes 8:6)
  • And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

False gods patiently endure the existence of other false gods

False gods patiently endure the existence of other false gods. Dagon can stand with Bel, and Bel with Ashtaroth; how should stone, and wood, and silver, be moved to indignation; but because God is the only living and true God, Dagon must fall before His ark; Bel must be broken, and Ashtaroth must be consumed with fire.(Author: Charles Spurgeon)

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