Cast Up A Highway



Be Not Afraid

Posted on August 19, 2015 at 6:30 AM

My friends, Jesus said we need to be able to read the signs of the times and today they do appear to be pointing to the 'last days'! These are exciting times, but it’s also the reason the world seems to be imploding. ISIS is raging with the intent to conquer the world for Islam; economies around the world are challenged, immorality is running rampant, Christians are being persecuted and/or killed in their home countries, and that includes here; nations are plotting against Israel to annihilate them, our enemies are gaining power and we are giving it to them on a platter like John the Baptist’s head.

So what do we do? Collapse and give up? No. We remember that our all powerful God is still in control! We look to God and His Word for our answers.

2 Chronicles 15:2-7

. . .there was a war brewing and so Asa received a word and it said:

“Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin:

the Lord is with you while you are with Him. If you seek Him [inquiring for and of Him, craving Him as your soul’s first necessity], He will be found by you; but if you [become indifferent and] forsake Him, He will forsake you.

3 Now for a long time Israel was without the true God…” That’s how bad it had gotten. “…without a teaching priest, and without law.

4 But when they in their trouble turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and

[in desperation earnestly] sought Him, He was found by them. …

7 Be strong, therefore, and let not your hands be weak and slack, for your work shall be rewarded. And when Asa heard these words, the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage and put away the abominable idols from all the land of Judah and Benjamin and from the cities which he had taken in the hill country of Ephraim; and he repaired the altar [of burnt offering] of the Lord which was in front of the porch or vestibule [of the house] of the Lord.”

Asa returned his kingdom to righteousness and won the battles! It’s time for us to do the same. I found these lines which speak truth from GPAN:

Yes! It’s time to get fed up with the enemy

It’s time to rise up and take your stand in Jesus’ name

Come against those things in the power and authority of the name of Jesus

You call those things to be the way they’re supposed to be

For we stand upon the Rock and we will not be shaken in Jesus’ name!

We declare this nation is founded on the Rock of Jesus Christ and it will not be shaken!

We exchange attitudes of defeat to positive statements of the victory Jesus won for us on the cross! We live righteously and draw nearer to God

Again GPAN: But the thing that needs to happen in the Church is that we need to get comfortable with Him and what He does and the way He does things. And not the way we do things and not the way we want to do things. And

—we need to be more uncomfortable when we do not have a sense of the presence and the move of the Holy Ghost.

Do you understand? It is critical for us to intentionally draw nearer to God, to daily spend quiet minutes/hours with Him. We must consume His Word and digest it in our own spirits and our hearts. Then we can be led by Him to fulfill the purpose for which we were created in these end days.

My friends, we are not fearful, but trust God with all our hearts!

Categories: God and nation , Faithful God , God's Word

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                                        AWESOME GOD


Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.

Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!

Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:

Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.

Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.