Above All

There are going to be times ahead when you will feel overwhelmed.  Many people would like to flee to a peaceful island away from all the turmoil but there will be none excluded from coming world events.  Just imagine how it was in the days of Noah just prior to the arrival of the day of judgment.  Wickedness was on the increase and there was a blindness among the multitudes.  Those in power had little idea of what was on the horizon.

In Hebrews chapter 11, by THE SPIRIT it is written:

7  By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

In deep regard and respect for the warning by FATHER, Noah worked on the ark for years without any outward sign of the coming flood.  His response and actions clearly separated him from the lawless and this act of faith provided the standard by which judgment would arrive.  Noah and his family were a “remnant” who would not compromise and go the world’s way.  His faith separated him from those who would perish.

The pressure to compromise continues this very day.  There are those who would laugh and belittle our faith in FATHER.  There are persistent attempts to convince the populous that our values and path are antiquated but there will soon be a day when those who are on the broad path toward destruction will realize their error.  Their blindness will be rewarded accordingly.  In the meantime and above all we must stand in our faith as Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Ephesians chapter 6:

16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Faith in the Word of Our Heavenly Father will protect us from any and all attacks by the enemy.  HE is our Deliverer and our Shield.  Life on this earth is such a small aspect or our eternal existence and we are assured of our place IN HIM.  HE knew us before HE formed us in the womb and we will be fully embraced by HIM upon our departure from these physical bodies.  We must keep this in perspective when the trials come our way.  We must encourage ourselves IN HIM each day as those fiery darts arrive.  Our faith will be tested and strengthened with each incoming fiery dart.  Remember, ALL the fiery darts are quenched.

Paul wrote by THE SPIRIT in Romans chapter 10:

17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Be still and listen to FATHER for HE will guide your actions accordingly.  Lean not unto your own understanding but trust and rely on HIM to establish your daily actions.  As you do there will be some fiery darts that will totally miss you for you will not be in the line of fire.  Fear not for HE will see you through challenge ahead.  Walk in Love, simplicity, and forgiveness for those who would seek to do you harm are blinded by their own lawlessness.  Be a light unto the world for soon their will be great darkness that will be a great contrast to your light.  Above all, take your shield of faith with you everywhere you go.

Comments are closed.