Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Mighty Hand of God

 God is Your Life Saver 

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you. 
Luke 17:6

 So... here it is... simple enough... you don't need to be strong or tall, a man or a woman, educated or not, high up the ladder or just trying to climb up... FAITH is all it takes... and that faith is not even your own, but given to whomever ask the Father.

 What else can we add? Absolutely NOTHING. It is by His power, for His glory and the furtherance of His Kingdom.

 Let us walk together in Faith, encouraging each other and pray for one another, and the Holy Spirit will do the rest.I know it, because I have seen and experience it myself. Go with God and He will go with you.

 Have you realized what happened to the chariots of the warriors of Pharaoh when they pursued the Israelites who wandered the dessert and were crossing the divided waters of the Red Sea? The Lord came down Himself and looked down upon the army of the Egyptians, through the pillar of fire and cloud. He saw that the enemy was advancing. Exodus Chapter 14. 

By now the Egyptian army was in the midst of the sea.

 The Word of God continues to say that the Lord took off the wheels of the chariots to make their travelling difficult. NO, NOT the angel of the Lord... but GOD HIMSELF did undo these wheels. Just imagine the involvement God will have with mankind, with YOU.

How easily can one overlook the work of the hand of God without noticing the detail and its effect?

We can read in Joshua Chapter 6 that the Lord instructed Joshua how to take the city of Jericho and to save the life of Rahab, the harlot. The seventh day the people of Israel walked seven times around the city and when the priests blew the trumpets the people started to shout, as commanded, Shouts of victory of course. The city was doomed by the Lord to destruction, so the walls came tumbling down. Miracle above miracle, for no weapon was used.

 Beloved, the story does not stop here. Besides the miracle of these tumbling walls there was another miracle, perhaps even more difficult for us to imagine. Rahab's red cord was hanging out of her window and while everything was flat around her, her house was still standing. 

This is precision work that ONLY God can do. Some folks will tell you that the vibration of the trumpets and the shouting brought these walls down. They forget that Rahab's house was also on that same wall, and had not come down. It was God working through faith and obedience of His people. 

 To let these walls come down is one thing, but to leave Rahab's house standing in the middle of the rubble, is another. It is also quite noticable that the Lord was more interested in Rahab's faith than in here "questionable" reputation.

AHA! Did you get the hint? Sins can be forgiven, but without faith even God cannot do a thing.

Also without faith it is impossible to please the Lord, according to 
Hebrews 11:6. Rahab's actions showed faith in the God of Israel. It was through her faith that God kept her house standing. Praise His wonderful name.

 Did you know that Jesus is from the lineage of Rahab? You may wonder why the Father could not have found a more "respectable" woman. Perhaps a more respectable woman may not have had the FAITH that Rahab, the harlot did possess.

Don't worry, God does not approve of such a lifestyle and neither did Rahab continue in such. God is able to use those that are of the lowest rank also to show His love to the most undesirable of society. In the mean time He provides the possibility for change.

Are we serving this same God? Has He changed? Please, go back and meditate upon the scriptures.

 Psalm 116:5 ... Gracious is the Lord, and righteous, yea, our God is merciful.

Isaiah 40:5 ... And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

 Do you still think that God is not close enough or not able to touch your life, to rescue you, to deliver you, to restore you, to help you through difficult situations? REALLY? You think you can learn something from the Old testament stories?

 Beloved friend, please bury your "unbelief" and let FAITH ARISE. God is the SAME yesterday, today and forever.




In Christ,

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman


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