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The Breach of Protection

It seems as if God has lifted His mighty hand of protection off this land of America. It feels demonic and unnerving to everyone. Who would have ever dreamed just going to grade school or high school or the movies or to work or even the mall could cost you your life in America? We have always had crime, especially in the big cities, but this is different; its murder planned out by demonically possessed young men. Men who are misfits and loners, full of hate, with no regard for human life, including the lives of young children or women. This is a planned attack of evil, of the devil and his demons to try to destroy our very faith in God and ruin the security of living in the land that has always been called the home of the brave and the land of the free. This causes great fear and nervousness and mental anguish among all our citizens from coast to coast and border to border.

But in these deep tragedies, there is always hope and faith that those who know their God will stand firm in their belief that God is not only our salvation through Jesus Christ, but is also our protector and our hope no matter what we see going on in the world around us. For us to remember that to be absent from our bodies is to be present with the Lord in heaven must be so ingrained in our spirit that regardless if we live or die we are the Lords. I guarantee you hosts of angels were there that day with those children and the second they lost their lives, those angels took them by the hand and brought them directly to the face of Almighty God. Though they disappeared in this life, they are so happy now in heaven, where God wipes away all their tears and His love and presence fills their hearts with monumental joy.

The pain for those parents, and really all of us who mourn their loss, will eventually subside and life will again go on, though they will always be missed and loved and cherished by all. I am not one who does not know their hurt and pain because I lost my first born son at the age of 16 and that crushing blow was so deeply felt in my heart that I was not the same for a couple of years. Through that pain I came to realize that God is still God. He is the same God of night that He is of the day. He is the same God of the bad times as He is in the good times. He loves us so and through it all I learned to trust in Jesus and learned to trust in God. Now I assure you there are those who blame God for all the suffering and tragedies in this life, but that is such a lie direct from the pit of hell itself and from Satan. God is a God of love and gives every man and woman life and a life of choice to either live for Him or live for themselves. Free will is something God will never override in any human being. It’s what separates us from the animal kingdom and what defines us as humans, free choice.

The enemy of our soul’s entire goal is to steal kill and destroy us. He hates us and continues on his rampage of destroying lives in any way possible. Destroying our families, our health, our marriages our jobs our finances through open doors that we give him as humans for the most part because of our sins, because of our unbelief, because of our lack of a personal relationship with our God that He has made available to anyone who calls upon His name. Even the natural disasters are a product of Satan’s agenda to kill and destroy. He is the prince and power of the air the bible says, but his days are numbered. Jesus last words were “It is finished” He reconciled man back to God through His death and resurrection. He took the keys of the kingdom from Satan of death, hell and the grave, and then He gives them to us IF we will surrender our hearts and lives to Him. Jesus said in this life you will have troubles, but take heed “I have overcome the world.” Now if He overcame the world, then all those who’s trust is in Him falls under His protection, not only in this life, but in eternity, in the life to come; forever and ever.

To lose your life is actually to save it. If you lose your life in faith believing that Jesus IS the resurrection and the life, then you gain your life forever by being His disciple and doing your best to walk in righteousness. He is our righteousness if we will let Him. There is nothing in us that is good, but the bible says we become the righteousness IN Christ for all who believe; to the Jew first and also to the Greek (all non-Jews).

There is a wonderful short chapter in Psalms 91 that all of us need to read and re-read and confess out loud and believe with all our hearts. Here it is: “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a Shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, not the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge no evil will befall you, no plague come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you, to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. Because He holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer Him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy and show him my salvation.”

God promises when the enemy comes in like a flood, then He will raise up a standard against him. Where sin abounds, much more does grace abound. Finally God promises that nothing shall separate us from the love of Christ. Not tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness or danger or sword. “ For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. “ (Romans 8:38)

Imagine

Imagine

“Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. Let my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, as the droplets on the fresh grass and as the showers on the herb. For I proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God! The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, righteous and upright is He! (Deu-32)

Some things about God are so amazing, so glorious, so majestic, our small minds can only get a very tiny glimpse and understanding of how big God really is. He is totally Spirit, supernatural and intelligent, so creative and yet His unconditional and everlasting love for mankind, His creation, comes from in His heart and enters residence in the souls and hearts of His Children; those who are born again by His Spirit and washed in His blood. He has made everything appropriate in its time and set eternity in our hearts, but has hid life’s mysteries only revealed to His children, one part at a time, for hungry hearts who truly want to really know Him and find Him, He will not cast out, but gather them under His wings like a hen gathers her chicks.

God is a good God. If you close your eyes, you see darkness, but if you close your eyes and turn toward a lamp or light, you see the darkness fade and light illuminate and push the darkness away. That’s exactly how God is to our souls. When you begin to know Him, the darkness fades and His light begins to take over and the mind of your understanding comes alive and begins to regenerate into His likeness and love. The more you understand His word, the more light of His love reflects upon you and your soul. The more time you spend with Him, the more you get to know Him. Jesus said now I call you friend. He becomes your best friend, and God the father becomes your Daddy. Your love and security is only in Him and He takes pleasure in giving you love and security back. We deserve nothing, but His favor and grace is beyond measure.

Now just imagine for a moment our solar system, then our galaxy, then our Universe with millions and billions of galaxies with trillions of stars. So massive, so enormous unending, still expanding, millions and billions of light years away. The speed of light is 186,000,000 miles per second. Can you imagine traveling that fast and still taking you millions of years to get somewhere? Now you know why the bible says the heavens declare the Glory of God! And guess what, the bible says he named every single solitary star! And you thought your new computer has a lot of memory….It’s just crazy, almost unimaginable to think of God’s mighty power and glory and knowledge. Realizing there are myriads of Angels and other created beings in heaven that saw it all happen and take notes on every single human who has ever lived, now that makes it easy to understand how judgment can occur. If God can create this universe and us, He can definitely keep a record of our lives and know exactly what happens every second of every moment of every hour in our lives. The good news is the bad moments of sin are wiped away by our faith in Jesus as Lord. When they open the book on believers, it’s all good…..

The book of Job says God rolled out the universe like a carpet, set everything in motion and keeps it all working, all at the same time. Here’s one for you…God declares the end from the beginning! In Isaiah 46:9, 10 He says “I am God and there is no one like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient time’s things which have not been done, saying My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all my good pleasure.” Guess we better all study God’s prophesies a little more closely don’t you think? Believers all know or at least should know we are coming to the end of the age. Sadly, the world at large is oblivious as to what is taking place because they don’t know the bible. But we as believers are not in darkness that the day of the Lord would take us by surprise. A good study of Revelation gives you a heads up on what’s coming. And studying Revelation is the only book that comes with a specific blessing when you read and study it. What an exciting time to be alive, the final generation upon the earth before the Second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ! And you were born for such a time as this, so you can go tell all people of Jesus and the Father and the plan of salvation.

Check it out….The bible says Earth is His footstool. Wow, so how big is God? He is so big it’s just hard to imagine, but let’s take a short journey in our minds for a second. Imagine a football and the shape. Now, looking at it the left side you know it comes to a point and over on the right side it comes to a point. The ball is between these two ends. Now using your same imagination put the beginning of creation on the left and the end of the age on the right. The ball in between the two ends are time and space. Remember God said before it all started, I Am that I Am, in other words God and Jesus with the Holy Spirit existed before the creation as well as all the angels and myriads of other beings He created. Now as you imagine this universe and time like a football, you can see the beginning of one end, the middle and the end of the other end. That’s exactly what God sees! He is so big; he sees the end from the beginning and everything in between! That’s how he can use the prophets to declare prophesies by the Holy Spirit through man and tell everyone what’s going to take place before it does. God has eleven or more dimensions not three or four we have to see.

So you see that if He can see all of time at once, then He knew who exactly would be saved and can assign them angels while they are on earth. He says He knew us before we were born and knew us in our mother’s womb, he knows every moment of everyday of our lives before we were ever born. This is why abortion is so horrible. He knew Adam and Eve would fall, He knew everything that would and is taking place upon the earth AND still He created us and loves us so much. He had a plan before the foundation of the world to save us and restore us to Him through the blood of a sinless man, His Son, Jesus Christ! When you read the Revelation, you see that we win and God wins in the Spiritual battle with Satan. In reality, it’s not even a contest. God knows it all and has the great advantage. Satan is a created being, a created being, he is NOT a god!  He cannot see the football, he can only read the bible and see what God says will happen, but he has no idea of the timing or methods or people God did and will use to carry out His great plan of the ages. Satan thought he had won when Jesus died, but little did he know Jesus would rise again and he had no clue that the blood Jesus shed on the cross was the blood sacrifice needed by a sinless man to reconcile mankind back to God. Satan knows his time is short, but he has no idea of God’s timing to complete His purposes.

One proof of God is the existence of Israel and every single prophesy in the bible that has taken place exactly as it was written. Hundreds of years before it actually happened, it was written long ago. Israel is God’s land and He owns it the bible says. The Jewish people are His chosen people to prove to the world He is God by what He has and will accomplished through them. They are so stubborn and sinful and rebellious just like some of us were, but God works His work through them anyway and even though they rejected Jesus 2000 years ago, now they are coming back to Christ and during that time know as the church age of grace, millions of non-Jewish gentiles like me and some of you came to know God through Jesus and were saved. They are our brothers and the bible speaks of both Jews and Gentiles becoming ONE in Christ. The bible even goes on to say, we are Spiritual Jews and therefore heirs of the promise of Abraham that God promised.

Soon, war will break out in the Middle East and many will die. The signs of the end of age will increase greatly with massive earthquakes, famines, drought, and other weather related catastrophes. The Islamic Muslim nations will unite and fight against Israel and other countries and lose. The one world government system will be set up with the Anti-christ in charge. Many of us believers will be persecuted and many of us will die, but not loving our lives unto death, we will be alive forever and reign with Christ. He will defeat Satan and we will overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony. It is all those who are faithful to the end that will be saved. Whether that’s the end of your normal life or the end of your life in the tribulation. God is faithful and will bring us safely to our heavenly home to live with Him forever and ever. If you don’t know Jesus as your Savior, just pray and ask God to forgive you, confess Jesus is Lord and rose again and paid the penalty for your sins forever and ask Jesus to come into your heart and live by the Holy Spirit. Then live the rest of your time for Him. God loves you so much, God cares for you so much, let go of yourself and give your life to Him. Yes, while we were still sinners, He died for us…….

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