Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Armor of God

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:11-12 NIV)

When you join God’s army you will become more aware of the spiritual warfare that is raging on this planet.  You become involved in the war as soon as you get involved in training and ministry.  Satan is on a warpath.  He gets very angry when you go to war against him.  Satan’s efforts against you will increase as you begin to reduce the numbers in his kingdom.

We are no threat to Satan’s kingdom until we join God’s army.  Now that you have enlisted in God’s army you will be under attack because Satan knows he does not have much time left and does not want to lose any ground.  He is going around like a roaring lion.

This earth is a battle field.  It has been going on before Eve took the first bite of the forbidden fruit.  It started in heaven with Satan wanting to be like God.  Satan has been at war for a long time.  He has a huge arsenal of weapons and knows just how to use them when we least expect it.  We need the strength and power to keep on the frontlines of God’s army.

Where do we get the strength and power we need?

The only way you can withstand Satan’s attacks is to put on the armor of God, the whole armor of God.

–Diane

Our sins have hidden His face from us

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Rejoicing During the Storm

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. (Romans 5:3-4 NLT)

I don’t know about you but I sometimes find it difficult to rejoice when I am going through a difficult time.  I can rejoice afterwards knowing that God was with me during the trial I was facing.  Paul says to rejoice while we are going through the storm.  It is like looking for the silver lining in the storm clouds.  It is knowing that at the end of the storm there will be a rainbow.

Paul says if we rejoice during the storm it will strengthen our faith.  Rejoice because we know that God was with us during the past storm and He will be with us in this storm.  Our faith and confidence in His saving grace will get us through the storm.

“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)

–Diane

No peace for the wicked

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