GOD IS OUR REFUGE:
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed: Psalm 9:9
Our Lord Jesus Christ is our refuge in all the situations. It is not for everybody. You may ask why?
Yes, you see in this world you may get the refuge or help from the people when you are under them or you are owned by them right? That also for certain time only. Not for everlasting.
But you know our Lord Jesus Christ will be your refuge in all the time until your last breath.
1.The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; Deuteronomy 33:27
2.God is refuge for His people: King David says that,
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in troubles. Psalm 46:1
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Psalm 46:7 & 11.
My refuge in God. Psalm 62:7
God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8
You are my strong refuge. Psalm 71:7
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress:” Psalm 91:2
You have made the Lord who is my refuge. Psalm 91:9
My God the rock of my refuge. Psalm 94:22
I said, You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living. Psalm 142:5
Why God is refuge for His children?
Because this world gives us:
1.He breaks me with wound upon wound Job 16:14
2.They proceed from evil to evil Jeremiah 9:3
3.Disaster will come upon disaster, and Rumor will be upon rumor Ezekiel 7:26
4.Sorrow upon sorrow Philippians 2:27
5.They ascend with Continual crying Jeremiah 48:5
Everyday in our life we can see all of these things what mentioned above is happening in this world according to the word of God.
But for you and me those who trust upon Jesus, He is giving you the following blessings.
1.And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace. John 1:16
2.They go from strength to strength. Psalm 84:7
3.Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him, Psalm 35:10
4.He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also , and him who has no helper. Paslm 72:12
To receive this blessings nothing big deal to do, just trust upon God full heartedly, faithfully and pray earnestly. You will receive these blessings. According to Psalm 45:18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, He also will hear their cry and save them. So cry out to God and tell Him what you want and seek Him faithfully. He will deliver you and bless you. He will be your Refuge all the time in your life. God bless you!
Message from April 2019
My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness;
2 Corinthians 12:9
What is the difference between mercy and grace:
Mercy and grace are often confused. While the terms have similar meanings, grace and mercy are not the same. To summarize the difference: mercy is God not punishing us as our sins deserve, and grace is God blessing us despite the fact that we do not deserve it.
Let us see for what and to whom God is giving His grace?
- God wants to give His grace to the people those who love Him, walk with Him, having fear of God and humble in their heart.
- God is giving His grace to His children to bless them abundantly not only that uses them for His work , to redeem the people from the bondage, sickness, poverty , lead the people to get salvation and prepare them for the kingdom of God.
God will not choose the person randomly. He knows whom He can count on to get things done, and it’s not necessarily the one with the most skill, talent, or social standing. Rather, it’s the one who daily walks with Him, the one who hears His voice and follows His lead.
Noah still stands as an example of the kind of person God wants to use.
1.Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8,
Bible says in Genesis 6:5, Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart only evil continually.
Genesis 6:11&12 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.
That time when God wants to destroy the whole world, He chosen Noah and his family to be saved God asked to Noah to make an Ark. Bible says Noah did: according to all that God commanded him, so he did and his family was saved. Genesis 7:23 God destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.
We may ask why only God choose Noah? Because Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
How Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord?
Noah walked with God, and it was that made him righteous before the Lord. Noah’s righteousness qualified him to be used by God to help save the human race from annihilation, and in the bargain kept him and his loved ones from certain death.
Let us pray: Heavenly Father, I need your grace to live in this world, to do your work. Make me to walk with you, talk to you daily. Lord Jesus make me to do your work according to your will. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!