SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 07/26/15- “The Great I Am Is Always There!” (Isaiah 41:10)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 07/26/15- “The Great I Am Is Always There!” (Isaiah 41:10)
Premise Question: Knowing and fully accepting the premise that Papa God is completely for us, who are members in right standing, of The Company of The Redeemed, and that He is always on our side fighting all of our battles, who is it that could ever really be successful in coming or going against us, His precious and dearly beloved own children?
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)
So, do not, under any circumstance you face, or situation you are going through, allow yourself to be overwhelmed, with distressing, worrisome, anxious thoughts, for I AM, The Great I AM, The Sovereign One True Almighty Papa God, Creator of Heaven and earth, will always be right there with you, close by your side. Do not, at any time or upon any occasion, give yourself over to being disheartened, lacking courage, wanting to just give up, but stay bold and courageous, for I AM, is your Papa God. I AM, will never leave you in a weakened state, without help, hope or provision, for I AM, will strengthen you, making you strong enough to face whatever is challenging you in the moment, I AM, will always help you. I AM, shall forever support and defend you against any and all opposition; keeping you from sinking into the depths of despair and eternal death. I AM, will accomplish this, with My incomparable, strong and victorious, filled with all honor and might, Glorious Righteous Right Hand. (Isaiah 41:10 PDCP)
Bottom Line: If Papa God is for us, who or what can be against us? Nothing and no one! No one and nothing will ever be successful in keeping Papa God’s will and purpose for our lives from coming to fruition. Therefore, there is never going to be a valid time or reason why we should ever be fearful, frightened, distraught, timid or afraid! Papa God has promised that He will never leave or forsake us! Whatever He says He will do, He most definitely will do, because He is ever faithful, and when He does it, He will do it thoroughly, completely and that, with excellence, honor and glory. When The LORD tells us to not even allow our hearts to ever be troubled or to be dismayed, we can take Him at His Word! When He tells us that in this life, this world, we are going to experience trouble, trials, temptations, attacks, ridicule, suffering, persecution, but, we are to be full of joy and cheer, and to not be discouraged because of any of it, as He has overcome this world and everything that could ever happen to us in this life, we are to rejoice and be glad, for He has promised to give us His strength, His peace, and His comfort, encouragement, refreshing, restoration and renewal! Our’s is the victory forever and always, because The Most High, Papa God, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty, is our LORD and Savior, The Great I Am, who is always there for us! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 06/10/15- “In The Struggle Between Light And Darkness, Light Wins! (John 1:5)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 06/10/15- “In The Struggle Between Light And Darkness, Light Wins!” (John 1:5)
Premise Question: Do we, as members of humankind, personally have any impact or bearing on the ultimate outcome of the struggle/battle between light (righteousness) and darkness (evil); what is our part, in the overall scheme, and how should we respond, to the outcome of said struggle?
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. (John 1:5 NLT)
The visible radiance of the illuminating light of the world, the person of Jesus Christ, The One True God, has come forth, shinning in all of His glorious splendor and magnificent brilliance, dispelling the darkness of the enemy of our souls, and its evil wickedness, dispatching, conquering and overcoming the darkness completely, because, in the conflict and struggle between light and darkness, light will always overwhelm and vanquish the darkness and is forever established as the victor. (John 1:5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: The only impact or bearing, if any at all, that we, humankind, have on the ultimate outcome of the struggle/battle between light and darkness, good and evil, righteousness and wickedness, is that we are one of, if not the primary, reasons the battle was waged; for it was an intense struggle/battle for our very souls! But light, which already has and always will win the war between darkness and light has triumphed over the darkness and everything within it, death included! Jesus Christ is our Champion, our Victor and Conqueror, as He is The Light which has vanquished the darkness and every kind of evil that lives in the darkness; for the Prince of darkness was no match for the glorious and Holy Light who is the origin of all that is good, Holy and righteous, for He is The Light sent into the world to dispel the darkness and rescue humankind from the clutches of the evil one, the enemy of our souls, who resides in the darkness. Our part is to accept Papa God’s gracious and most merciful gift, His Son Jesus Christ, as our personal LORD and Savior, and our privileged obligation and dutiful response should be to immediately and faithfully, empowered by His Spirit, to begin to live in His Light even as His Light lives in us and shines forth out of us and into the world, dispelling the darkness around us! L-I-G-H-T- Live In God’s Holy Tent!
Here is an important caveat, a quote from a famous revivalist from the 20th Century, that we all need to seriously consider, with a heart of sincerity: “If you don’t do your part, don’t blame God.” Billy Sunday…Let us rejoice and be glad, worshiping and praising Papa God, with hearts full of thanksgiving and gratitude, that our enemy has been defeated and completely vanquished, by The One True Light of the world, Jesus Christ, and because of that, we can now live victoriously in His Light! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 05/27/15- “Contending For The Authentic!” (1 Timothy 6:12)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 05/27/15- “Contending For The Authentic!”
(1 Timothy 6:12)
Premise Question: What must we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, with fervor and ardor do, in order to attain and contain, sustain and remain, in the truth; while contending for the authentic faith?
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12 NLT)
Contend for the authentic faith, by earnestly and eagerly, ever striving to thrive, when driving to arrive, safe and secure, surviving the ride and staying revived, all the while, holding on tight, to all that is right, until at the end of your sojourn you land, into the two loving and eternally secure arms and hands, of Papa God; thereby, finally realizing your full potential of your highest calling and your divine purpose, which you so eloquently accepted and declared, when your personal testimony of salvation you shared, in the midst of The Company of The Redeemed. (1Timothy 6:12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: We, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, must thoroughly reject the profane and the inane; in order to attain and contain the authentic, so that, we will be sustained and remain in the divine purpose and will, of our high calling, given and conferred upon us, by Papa God. We must do this, with a fiercely passionate fervor and intensely devoted ardor; pursuing, with an earnest eagerness, a life that is characterized as one that is lived out of an authentic faith, with true and honorable intentions, always displaying godliness and real love, along with an enduring righteous perseverance, that continually shows kindness and meekness, having a gentle spirit. Let us compete well, giving our greatest effort, empowered by the power and presence of The Spirit of The LORD in our lives, enabling us to honor Papa God, and with eloquence, tell others, by faithfully living and testifying, with boldness and courage, all about the redemptive grace, mercy and love of Papa God and His Son, Jesus Christ, who is The LORD and Savior/Redeemer of humankind. Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 04/03/15- “Papa God’s Love, Put On Display, For All To See!” (Romans 5:8)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 04/03/15- “Papa God’s Love, Put On Display, For All To See!” (Romans 5:8)
Premise Question: Why did Papa God put on such a remarkable, spectacular exhibition and display, of His magnanimity, His incomparable gracious favor and His marvelous love, for all to clearly see?
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (Romans 5:8 NLT)
Even so, Papa God clearly proved and made it known to everyone everywhere, with a spectacularly huge in magnitude, being utterly incomparable, display of His extravagantly magnanimous perfect love for all of humankind, by dispatching from Heaven, His One and only Son, The Agent of righteous redemption, The Anointed One, to hang upon a cruel cross for each and everyone of our sinful transgressions. And, that’s not all, for incredible as it may seem, He actually did this, amazingly enough, even while we were at our very worst and still His enemies; being in a helpless, hapless, hopeless and completely unrepentant and unredeemed deathlike state. (Romans 5:8 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Why? Because of this one great and preeminent desire and divine purpose! The salvation and complete redemption of humankind; restoring, renewing and healing the breach, spanning the chasm, reconciling and bringing back to life and in right relationship and sweet fellowship, with Papa God’s greatly cherished, being most precious and dearly loved, creation, His heart’s desire. (John 3:16) Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 03/23/15- “Put It On, Put It All On!” (Ephesians 6:11)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 03/23/15- “Put It On, Put It All On!” (Ephesians 6:11)
Premise Question: Is it really necessary, or is there even a remote possibility, that we’ll have the capacity, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, to withstand all of the tactics and schemes of the enemy, and also have the ability to live a successful life, that’s satisfying, flourishing, completely overcoming and victorious, without ever fully utilizing the full protection of Papa God’s armor that He’s provided for us; or can we just be a “put on” and be successful, without actually putting on His armor?
Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. (Ephesians 6:11 NLT)
Don’t be a “put on,” but do put on the full armor of Papa God, by utilizing every part of it to counteract and defend against the schemes and tactics of the enemy of your very soul, the devil; then, you’ll have the full capacity and steadfastness, to withstand any and all of the insidious, cunning approaches and nefarious attacks of the evil one. (Ephesians 6:11 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Refuse to ever be anything but authentic! Don’t be a “put on,” but, do put on the armor of Papa God! Don’t try to live and fight “the good fight of faith” on your own, relying on your own strength and acumen, without fully utilizing the armor of Papa God! Don’t get waylaid, outsmarted or outmaneuvered, by the enemy and his insidious schemes and brutal tactics, because of your pride, arrogance, insolence or even your ignorance! For if your plan of defense/offense doesn’t include and involve putting on and fully utilizing the provision and protection of the armor of Papa God, then, you may as well, plan on experiencing a complete and utter miserable failure, with absolute defeat and destruction, in your life, as a believing member of The Company of The Redeemed! So yes, it’s absolutely an imperative necessity, and no, there’s not even a remote possibility, that we’d ever have the capability of defeating the enemy, without the full utilization of Papa God’s armor, period! Blessings…
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SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/25/15- “We Must Stay Ever Vigilant!” (1 Peter 5:8-9)
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/25/15- “We Must Stay Ever Vigilant!” (1 Peter 5:8-9)
Premise Question: Why must we, all members of The Company of The Redeemed, be ever aware and vigilant, constantly standing guard, wide awake, at the ready, to thwart the enemy’s tactics and attacks, who is always striving, with the intentional purpose of destroying our very souls?
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV)
Stay wide awake, circumspect, on high alert, with a clear head, temperate, calm and restrained, always being aware of your adversarial antagonist, the enemy of your soul, who is constantly, stealthily lurking, around you, looking for an opportunity, when you’ve let your vigilant guard down, in order to take full and devastating advantage, by pouncing on you like a vociferous, ravenously hungry lion would its unsuspecting prey, ready in waiting to annihilate and then feast upon the dead carcass. You must be ready, at all times and on all occasions, to defiantly stand against him, opposing him with a determined resolute resolve, relying on your strong faith and the strength of The LORD, with the knowledge and understanding, that all your beloved precious members, of The Company of The Redeemed, throughout the the entire earth, are experiencing and enduring the same types of afflictions, persecutions, adversity, distress, misery, discomfort and hardships, so stand firm together, in the struggle. (1 Peter 5:8-9 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Much is at stake, when we let our guard down, by not staying vigilant, alert and clear-headed; our mind and thoughts become cloudy, allowing for and causing our spiritual senses to become dull. It is then, that we become open season, fodder and food for the enemy. We must stay ever vigilant and aware, at the ready, to resist, with a defiant resolve and the strength of our strong faith, and the help of The LORD, to be steadfast in the fight and struggle we are engaged in, with the enemy of our souls. Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/09/15- “Contend, Stand, And Fight, But Only Against The Real Enemies!”
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/09/15- “Contend, Stand, And Fight, But Only Against The Real Enemies!” (Ephesians 6:12)
Premise Question: Who are we, as members of The Company of The Redeemed, suppose to stand up to, as our avowed enemies, by fighting and contending against them, as well as, understanding the their nature and characteristics, and, who are we not to be fighting and contending with and against, by treating them with contempt and fighting them as if they are our enemies?
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12 NLT)
For it is now high time to come into the clear understanding of this vital truth, that we are not and should not ever be fighting and quarreling, being embattled with each other, as humankind, for that is not where the real “life or death” battle is taking place! If we are presently fighting with each other, it is merely a distraction, that takes us away from the real fight, with our real enemies, in another realm, and this will not ever benefit us in any way, shape or form. Our real enemies are the nefarious, being most malevolent and pernicious rulers and the corrupt governmental authorities, with influence, license and jurisdiction to operate, with dark authority, in the world that exists, but can not be seen or dealt with in the physical or natural, but must be dealt with in the supernatural, because they have their powers from a dark world, which is under the control of the spiritual evil forces of the evil one, the Devil, who are presently controlling the atmosphere and air of the supernatural sphere. (Ephesians 6:12 PDCP)
Bottom Line: #1, We need to become more aware of the fight we are in, and, that it is a fierce battle, a life or death struggle! #2, We need to recognize and know who our real enemies are, by understanding their nature, characteristics and tactics, so that we can have greater success against the enemies of our souls, in which we are struggling and embroiled with, in this fight! #3, We also need to recognize and accept that we are not each other’s enemies and immediately stop and desist with treating one another with contempt, by fighting and quarreling with each other. Stop it! Now! And, #4, It’s time to come together to fight together, not with each other, but to contend and fight against the real enemies of the eternal existence of our very souls, and that we are to be strong in this fight, being empowered with, through and by, the power and might of The Holy Spirit, The Sovereign LORD God Almighty! Blessings…
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: PDCP- 01/07/15- “Don’t Ever Keep The Light, That You Are, Hidden Inside The House, But Let It Shine Outside As well, And Everywhere You Go!”
SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 01/07/15- “Don’t Ever Keep The Light, That You Are, Hidden Inside The House, But Let It Shine Outside As well, And Everywhere You Go!” (Matthew 5:16)
Premise Question: When will we, all members of The Company Of The Redeemed, truly grasp and then fully comply, with the urgent exhortation and admonition that The LORD gives us in this scripture?
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father. (Matthew 5:16 NLT)
So, in the same way and manner that a light, when lit and not hidden, lights a house, so should you be the light, that you are, shining bright, outside in the world that is dark; you are not to be lit and hidden in a house, but lit in a way, for everyone that’s in darkness, to be able to clearly see, by your love, good deeds and service shown towards others, the true light and hope of the world, then, they will honor, worship and praise your gracious and loving, heavenly Papa God. (Matthew 5:16 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Let us strongly consider then, that in the full light of this undeniable truth, it is we, who are suppose to be the light, shining bright, without any fear, but being intrepid, bold and courageous, in dispelling the darkness of this world! Therefore, for the sake of those who are lost in the darkness, of this world, and, for the sake of being “WOW” servants, that is, Willing, Obedient Workers, of the One True Light, Jesus Christ, let us, as His representatives and ambassadors, allow His light to shine through us brightly, everywhere we go, and let it be seen by everyone, in how we comport ourselves, in our actions, in our love shown towards each other and, in our love and service shown towards those who are in darkness, our fellow humankind. Blessings…
COMFORT ZONE/COMBAT ZONE
COMFORT ZONE, DAILY ROUTINE, ALWAYS CONVENIENT, EASY DECISIONS, REGULAR SCHEDULE, ON TIME, NO DELAYS, EXPECTATIONS FULFILLED, NORMAL CHALLENGES, NO CRISES, NO PROBLEMS, NEVER INTERRUPTED, DIFFICULTIES AVOIDED, CATASTROPHES AVERTED, EVER PEACEFUL, COMPLETELY SERENE, NO TUMULT, ONLY TRANQUILITY, PERFECTLY PRACTICAL, HEAVEN ON EARTH!!!
Does that sound like a life to be desired and lived? Is that the life that The Lord promised we would have and experience? Does it describe your life you’re living, here on this earth? If it does, we need to meet and talk and I’ll buy the coffee and scones! Because, it’s never been the life that I’ve experienced, nor anyone that I know or have known! That, is not real life, not in this world anyway, but a complete fantasy, therefore, it’s not reality! Jesus said to His disciples in the gospel of John, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV)
He gives calm in the midst of storms, comfort during great suffering, peace in terrible trials, courage, and boldness when challenged, as well as, His strength to endure, not to mention also, His wisdom, knowledge, discernment and insight, but He never promised us a life without turbulence or trouble!
Recently I’ve been flying back and forth, across the country, coast to coast, to minister. I’ve had some interesting experiences, to say the least, that The Lord has used to speak to me. I experienced terrible turbulence, on one flight, a medical emergency on another and then, out of the blue, unexpected news of trial and trouble came, necessitating a quick turn around flight, just after being home for just a few hours!
the quality or state of being turbulent; violent disorder or commotion.
Hydraulics. the haphazard secondary motion caused by eddies within a moving fluid.
Meteorology. irregular motion of the atmosphere, as that indicated by gusts and lulls in the wind.
: sudden, violent movements of air or water
: a state of confusion, violence, or disorder
: the quality or state of being turbulent: as
a : great commotion or agitation <emotional turbulence>
b : irregular atmospheric motion especially when characterized by up-and-down currents
c : departure in a fluid from a smooth flow
With regards to the terrible turbulence, in life there will be times we will not be able to avoid it. On the recent flight of experiencing the terrible turbulence, the pilot tried to fly above it, below it and even attempted to fly around it, all for naught, because we eventually had to fly right through it. During the flight though, the pilot never left the cockpit. He did not abandon us. He skillfully flew the plane safely through the turbulent storm, albeit, it was quite bumpy and required that everyone stay buckled up in their seats. There was no food or beverage service or bathroom breaks during that time, as the flight attendants had to stay seated, as well, to prevent any mishaps or injury. I also believe there was a whole lot of praying going on, as well. The Lord reminded me of the turbulent storm that the disciples experienced, while out upon the sea of Galilee. During that storm, Jesus was sleeping in the bow of the boat. We all would be well served if we could remember to hold on to this truth. As the pilot never leaves the cockpit, nor takes his hands off the controls, neither does The Lord Jesus ever leave us or is not in control of the situation, for He is with us, right by our side, in the midst of the terrible turbulent storm, even if we think He is not aware or paying attention to our plight, see Mt. 8:23-27,He is in the boat with us and will not forsake His own and it is He who can and will calm us during the terrible turbulent storm and then get us through it! Oh, and if He happens to not be in the boat, at the time, we can be assured that He is still in control and is heading quickly towards us, arriving on time, His time, to rescue us, see Mt. 14:22-33.
Pertaining to a sudden, urgent, unexpected medical occurrence or occasion of someone requiring immediate attention with the administering of the proper treatment for the condition of the person.
Here’s what happened on the flight with the medical emergency. The flight was to be from Charlotte, NC to Phoenix, AR, but it quickly turned into a flight from Charlotte, NC to Memphis, TN, due to the inflight medical emergency, which was a pregnant woman traveling alone, with two very young toddlers, going into labor. There was great commotion that ensued, with flight attendants scurrying back and forth, doctors and nurses being drafted and enlisted to help evaluate the woman’s condition and passengers abuzz with great curiosity and chatter. Again, though, the pilot had to act very swiftly, he had to dump as much fuel as possible, but also had to land as quickly as possible, because the baby was not going to be very accommodating and wait for the most appropriate time for delivery, he was coming and coming soon. When we did land, the pilot was not able to dump as much fuel as is desired before landing, so we landed heavier than usual and what is normal, resulting in a very hard landing; this, because of the extra weight of the fuel he was unable to dump. Once on the ground, the EMT’S came aboard the plane, asked a few questions, of the woman in labor, then quickly removed her and her toddlers, from the plane. It was reported that her water broke as soon as she was taken off the plane. Everyone on the plane cheered and didn’t seem to be to upset at the prospect of missing their connecting flights, which by the way, the majority of passengers did, due to the refueling and required intensive safety inspection of the plane before we could resume our journey and take off again, because of the hard landing. This incident got me to thinking and a question soon began to form in my mind. Here’s the question…Are we willing to have our scheduled, comfortable, easy, knowing what to expect routine life interrupted, inconvenienced, literally turned upside down or perhaps inside out, for something totally new, fresh, exhilarating, a new spiritual birth of something, in our lives? The correct response, with the greatest joyful benefit to us and to others, is a wholehearted YES!
UNEXPECTED NEWS OF TRIAL AND TROUBLE-definition:
News you don’t want to hear, are not expecting to hear, can’t believe you are hearing and is accompanied with big trouble to boot!
Many have become aware of the challenge that my son Rob Cox is presently facing. Here are some links you can check out for the back story. http://video.fox40.com/Manteca-Pastor-Accused-of-Homicide-in-Las-Vegas-26227725#.U5H3cNS9KSN http://placeofrefuge.com/supportpastorrob/
So, after being back home in Wilmington, NC, for just a day, I was back on a plane headed to CA, after I was called by my son’s sweet wife Julie, with the news, to be with my son’s family.
My wife, Regi and I were at a home bible study/prayer group, the night of the day I had arrived home from ministry in CA and just after receiving the news about Rob. We were looking at the topic of spiritual warfare, as well as praying for Rob and Julie, when I looked at Regi and said that I believed The Lord wanted me to return to CA, to begin praying, supporting, with ministry, the battle that was raging. It was at that very moment that Regi, who was holding her phone in her hand, responded, that she knew and was already checking on plane tickets and travel arrangements. Let me just pause and say, it’s a wonderful thing to have a completely supportive wife and partner, in life. I’m so very grateful to The Lord for leading and directing our lives to intersect with each other’s, to be united together for all times, but especially at this time. You are a great woman of faith and my hero. I love you, Regi Sweet.
Chris Tomlin, a Christian artist/Worship leader, has written a great song “Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” that is so apropos for what Rob is experiencing right now. In short, well, not real short…it declares:
Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us. (Isaiah 8:10 NIV) What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 NIV) May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. (Psalm 90:17 NIV) But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57 NIV) ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’ (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV) The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. (Romans 16:20 NIV) God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him. We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains. Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, GOD -of-Angel-Armies protects us. (Psalm 46:1-3 MSG) God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1 NIV) But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. (Psalm 86:15 NIV) When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord; he brought me into a spacious place. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? The Lord is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies. (Psalm 118:5-7 NIV)
I believe The Lord has shown, that He is going to use what is happening to Rob, as a catalyst, to decimate the kingdom of darkness and dramatically increase The Kingdom of Light! The battle that rages is manifesting in the physical realm, but our battle is not against flesh and blood, in this realm, but is a battle in the spiritual realm and therefore, must be waged and fought in a spiritual way, through intercession prayer, fasting and ministry outreach into the kingdom of darkness, with much love and compassion for those who are held captive by the darkness. We need to show God’s love for us by sharing His love, through us, towards the world.
Real life and real ministry will never be easy, convenient, nor without difficultly, trials or trouble, but God is faithful and has overcome all of it, as will we, when we place our faith and trust in Him…
Struggle and strive vigorously, as you carry on, enduring the morally excellent, most righteous, contentious battle of your faith. Capture, by seizing firmly and then clutching securely onto eternal life, which is, by the way, your divinely commanded summons to answer a divine appointment, when you personally made your morally excellent, most righteous confession of faith, by confidently placing your full belief and trust in Jesus Christ, as your Lord and Savior, in the company of numerous individuals who were personally present to see with their own eyes, and hear with their own ears, your personal testimony of salvation! (1Timothy 6:12 PDCP)
Be determined, while running the race of your life, proceeding with a sense of urgency, persistently steady, regardless of the obstacles or challenges you encounter along the course that’s clearly marked out for you to follow; refusing to acknowledge anyone or anything else, always staying focused, with your eyes gazing intently only upon The Savior of mankind, Jesus, who is the first, the pathfinder, the one to forge a new path, by entering and clearing the way for us to enter into a faith that is without any flaws, entirely faultless and beyond improvement, being entirely perfect. Because of the exhilarating extreme joyful delight that was presented to Him, by His Father, namely, the deliverance and salvation of the whole of humanity, He willingly yielded to the abject contemptible disdain and the disgracefully painful ignominy of the cruel cross, following this, He sat down and was seated right next to The Sovereign Almighty God, upon His eternal throne. (Hebrews 12:1b, 2 PDCP)
When you choose to look to The Lord for help, He’s always going to be there for you, with His provision of strength and awesome power! It will enable you to fly as high as an eagle; run without ever getting winded and your walk will never be weakened! (Isaiah 40:31 PDCP)
We will, and do win, in the end…