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Be Strong and of Good Courage

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.

This promise though made at the time particularly to Israel and Joshua yet belongs to all believers.

This is an invitation to believe and follow God. Only when we believe in God and follow His leadership, we can be truly strong and courageous. The result and effect of sin is always weakness, confusion, strife and eventually death.

God is present everywhere, and this should encourage us in times of distress and keep us from sinning because He is always with us and watching us. 

God’s presence should be of great comfort to every born-again believer since no matter what level of the trial, the Lord is there. 

God is always with us to encourage and support our service to Him. When God called Moses to proclaim His message and lead Israel out of slavery, the Book of Exodus chapter 4 from verse 10 to 12 explains that Moses protested because of his lack of speaking abilities. But God said, “I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”  

Jesus commands us, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . . and surely, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” If you feel that you are not strong and courageous, remember what God told Moses and what Jesus told His disciples. Bear in mind that as believers we have the same resources they had, which is the presence and power of God! 

Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel: Bringing the people into the Promised Land was God’s work. He was going to do it.

Well my friends remember that God always does His work through men and women who make themselves available to Him.

God uses encouraging people to help us fulfill the destiny He has for us.

The Song of Moses as in book of Deuteronomy chapter 32

“Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak;
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
“Let my teaching drop as the rain,
My speech distill as the dew,
As the droplets on the fresh grass
And as the showers on the herb.
“For I proclaim the name of the Lord;
Ascribe greatness to our God!
“The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteous and upright is He.
“They have acted corruptly toward Him,
They are not His children, because of their defect;
But are a perverse and crooked generation.
“Do you thus repay the Lord,
O foolish and unwise people?
Is not He your Father who has bought you?
He has made you and established you.
“Remember the days of old,
Consider the years of all generations.
Ask your father, and he will inform you,
Your elders, and they will tell you.
“When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance,
When He separated the sons of man,
He set the boundaries of the peoples
According to the number of the sons of Israel.
“For the Lord’s portion is His people;
Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.
“He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,
That hovers over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions.
“The Lord alone guided him,
And there was no foreign god with him.
“He made him ride on the high places of the earth,
And he ate the produce of the field;
And He made him suck honey from the rock,
And oil from the flinty rock,
Curds of cows, and milk of the flock,
With fat of lambs,
And rams, the breed of Bashan, and goats,
With the finest of the wheat—
And of the blood of grapes you drank wine.

“But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked—
You are grown fat, thick, and sleek—
Then he forsook God who made him,
And scorned the Rock of his salvation.
“They made Him jealous with strange gods;
With abominations they provoked Him to anger.
“They sacrificed to demons who were not God,
To gods whom they have not known,
New gods who came lately,
Whom your fathers did not dread.
“You neglected the Rock who begot you,
And forgot the God who gave you birth.

“The Lord saw this, and spurned them
Because of the provocation of His sons and daughters.
“Then He said, ‘I will hide My face from them,
I will see what their end shall be;
For they are a perverse generation,
Sons in whom is no faithfulness.
‘They have made Me jealous with what is not God;
They have provoked Me to anger with their idols.
So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people;
I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation,
For a fire is kindled in My anger,
And burns to the lowest part of Sheol,
And consumes the earth with its yield,
And sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.

‘I will heap misfortunes on them;
I will use My arrows on them.
‘They will be wasted by famine, and consumed by plague
And bitter destruction;
And the teeth of beasts I will send upon them,
With the venom of crawling things of the dust.
‘Outside the sword will bereave,
And inside terror—
Both young man and virgin,
The nursling with the man of gray hair.
‘I would have said, “I will cut them to pieces,
I will remove the memory of them from men,”
Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy,
That their adversaries would misjudge,
That they would say, “Our hand is triumphant,
And the Lord has not done all this.”’

“For they are a nation lacking in counsel,
And there is no understanding in them.
“Would that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would discern their future!
“How could one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had sold them,
And the Lord had given them up?
“Indeed their rock is not like our Rock,
Even our enemies themselves judge this.
“For their vine is from the vine of Sodom,
And from the fields of Gomorrah;
Their grapes are grapes of poison,
Their clusters, bitter.
“Their wine is the venom of serpents,
And the deadly poison of cobras.

‘Is it not laid up in store with Me,
Sealed up in My treasuries?
‘Vengeance is Mine, and retribution,
In due time their foot will slip;
For the day of their calamity is near,
And the impending things are hastening upon them.’
“For the Lord will vindicate His people,
And will have compassion on His servants,
When He sees that their strength is gone,
And there is none remaining, bond or free.
“And He will say, ‘Where are their gods,
The rock in which they sought refuge?
‘Who ate the fat of their sacrifices,
And drank the wine of their drink offering?
Let them rise up and help you,
Let them be your hiding place!
‘See now that I, I am He,
And there is no god besides Me;
It is I who put to death and give life.
I have wounded and it is I who heal,
And there is no one who can deliver from My hand.
‘Indeed, I lift up My hand to heaven,
And say, as I live forever,
If I sharpen My flashing sword,
And My hand takes hold on justice,
I will render vengeance on My adversaries,
And I will repay those who hate Me.
‘I will make My arrows drunk with blood,
And My sword will devour flesh,
With the blood of the slain and the captives,
From the long-haired leaders of the enemy.’
“Rejoice, O nations, with His people;
For He will avenge the blood of His servants,
And will render vengeance on His adversaries,
And will atone for His land and His people.”

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“Fear ye not. Stand still, and see the Salvation of the LORD"

Exodus 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, “Fear ye not. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will show to you today; for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

My dear friends some times life shows its own challenges, we believe in God who has plan for everthing what happened in our life.

Our almighty knows us before I was in the womb of my mother, Lord has put everthing in place what he wants us to make.

The Exodus explains us how lord chosen Moses to get people free and Moses very well knew  of their mindset as was no hope; they were unarmed, they had no courage, and their minds were deplorably degraded.

But My friends we should behold the deliverance which God works, independently of all human help and means.

As the verse says “Ye shall see them again no more” So Here was strong faith, but this was accompanied by the spirit of prophecy. God showed Moses what he would do, he believed, and therefore he spoke in the encouraging manner related above.

Same goes for us in todays world. We should not be fear of anything miserable that is happening around us. The God has his plan in place, Our strong faith and belief will surely make wonders in our life and in everyway our life will be extra ordinary different as we are believers of the almighty God.

We do not have to anguish, be anxious, or be discouraged when bad things happen in our lives. If a situation is hopeless or the matter at hand is too overwhelming, we may doubt God. But as believers we must remember that no problem is beyond the scope of God’s sovereign care for His children. He has promised to take care of us, make good plans for us, and love us beyond measure.

Amen….

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Glorious Freedom

Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ led a life of suffering while he was on earth, same is for us as we are joined to him by faith. Suffering will not go on forever. Jesus Christ is in glory, and in the future we shall be blessed and glorified along with him. Our present sufferings leads to the threshold of an unspeakably glorious mansion.

Paul viewed his sufferings of many persecutions for Jesus Christ’s sake. There is no comparison between the glory of heaven and the intensity of suffering. That is why as Christians we the believers should endure suffering with a sense of hope.

We should come to the same conviction as the apostle Paul about suffering. We do this by hanging in balance a scale with on one side the suffering in time and on the other side the glory God will reveal in us. The first is temporal and the second is qualitatively eternal. There is no question about the weight of one over against the other. No matter how severe our present sufferings, they will fade into insignificance at our future glory.God has reserved for us the returns of glory.

There is a connection between the universe and the children of God who live in this creation. When something will happen to the creation at the same time the children of God will be rewarded with glory.

So a glorious freedom is awaiting in the future.

Amen……

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Giving thanks to God the Father

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Please do remember when our heart is filled with gratitude, there is very little room to worry and negativity. God will bless you to live the best life that God intended for you.

The Apostle Inc.  team through this blog would love to encourage and help you along the way towards greater hope and joy! In the coming year.

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El SEÑOR te hará la cabeza, no la cola.

El SEÑOR te hará la cabeza, no la cola. Si prestas atención a los mandatos del SEÑOR tu Dios que te doy este día y los sigues cuidadosamente, siempre estarás arriba, nunca abajo.Deu

Hay un momento en la vida en el que piensas y tiendes a creer en la devastación y estás a punto de rendirte.

La vida arroja todos los ODDS, sin amigos, sin familiares, sin saldo bancario, sin pagar. Facturas que todos intentan decirte que tienes que creer que no tienes el talento requerido, la calificación correcta. Tu vida es un desastre de todas las cosas negativas posibles en este mundo.

Les digo que mis amigos comienzan su día reclamando la promesa de Dios – Mateo 19:30

 “El Señor te hará cabeza y no cola; solo estarás arriba, y no estarás debajo “y” muchos de los primeros serán últimos, y los últimos primeros “.

Deuteronomy15: 6 -Cuando el SEÑOR tu Dios te bendiga como lo ha prometido, prestarás a muchas naciones pero no tomarás prestado de ellas; gobernarás sobre muchas naciones, pero no serás gobernado por ninguna.

Deuteronomio 26: 19: que Él te impondrá alabanzas, nombre y honra por encima de todas las naciones que ha creado, y que serás un pueblo santo para el SEÑOR tu Dios como lo prometió.

Deuteronomio 28: 1-Ahora, si obedeces fielmente la voz del SEÑOR tu Dios y cuidas de seguir todos los mandamientos que te estoy dando hoy, el SEÑOR tu Dios te pondrá por encima de todas las naciones de la tierra.

Sí, compromételo todo a Dios porque solo Dios puede cambiar las cosas por ti

Cuando Dios te haga la cabeza, terminarás por encima de tus circunstancias.

Génesis 39. Considera la historia de José. Incluso cuando era un esclavo, era la cabeza y no la cola porque Dios prosperó todo lo que hizo.

Números 24: 18,19-Y Edom será una posesión, Seir también será una posesión para sus enemigos; e Israel hará valientemente …

Lo que sea que estés pasando en tu vida es solo temporal.

Sigue creyendo que solo estás arriba y no abajo, incluso cuando tocas fondo.

Deuteronomio 28: 1-Y sucederá, si obedientemente obedeces a la voz de Jehová tu Dios, para cumplir y cumplir todos sus mandamientos que yo te mando hoy, que el SEÑOR tu Dios te pondrá en acción. Muy por encima de todas las naciones de la tierra:

Solo Dios puede hacer y Él ha prometido en Su Palabra que serás la cabeza y no la cola, solo por encima y no por debajo.

¡Siempre crea la Palabra incluso en cualquier circunstancia y espera ver lo mejor!

"GOD'S STRENGTH"

Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Well my friends….. Isaiah in chapter 40 verse 28 reminds that God is the everlasting God that does not grow faint and weary. The Lord is strong enough to rescue —not only from the captives but also from the despondency. The Lord have unsearchable understanding and everlasting energy he graciously gives His power to the weak and down – trodden.

“renew their strength” – Very True, ….. our trust and Faith will renew our Strength. Yes, those that wait upon the Lord will eventually soar and run and walk. With new strength and energy, but it will happen in the Lord’s timing and through His giving of strength.

Isaiah 40:31 is a verse from the scripture that all of us must memorize.

What we generally follow in our life is we might be running through life with unique problems and getting extremely tired. We might find our self-walking through life’s experiences and adversities with much weariness. Most of us fit into this category, we have probably questioned what was wrong. It is a valid question that deserves an answer.

The book of Isaiah chapter 40 verse 31 in Bible is a verse of that is talking about strength and its attributes. It mentions renewing strength and gaining new strength. It mentions the strength of an eagle’s wings that lift it high above the earth. It mentions the strength necessary to run without becoming weary and the strength to walk without becoming faint. It’s all about strength. Specifically, it is about attributes of strength that we are in desperate need of in our lives.

We must do something first so that the strength in this verse should come to pass in our lives. The key offering in this verse is the word “wait”. Those who wait on the Lord get all the attributes of strength listed in this verse. 

So let us get into details with deeper meaning and strength They that have all aspects of their lives intertwined and bound together with the Lord, shall exchange their meager strength for the strength, they shall rise to meet challenges as if they had powerful wings like an eagle, they shall run through life and not be weary, they shall walk through problems and not faint.

Now you know that by weaving all the strands together, we must “wait” with Faith and Belief upon the Lord.

For His Glory

Do Not Fear I Will Help You

Isaiah 41:13 For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. …

Greetings!! For the day…….

It’s easy to become disappointed because we don’t see life going the way we want. Secondly, we do not see the big picture that God is working through everything to produce in us a character like Jesus Christ.

We lose confidence in trusting God and begin to trust in ourselves and what we can accomplish. Pride and arrogance take over quick and we find ourselves forgetting the goodness and grace of God.

The truth is that nothing apart from God can save us or make us whole. Jesus is the answer and without Him at the center of our lives, we will continue to struggle with having confidence.

God’s Word is filled with promises of strength and courage if we place our confidence in Jesus Christ.

If God is going to move on your behalf, first you need to have faith He will answer your request. And secondly, you need to be willing to listen for His instructions! Because getting God to move on your behalf usually involves you doing what He asks and request you to do.

Many times, God speaks to us, God will speak through his word, through a willing servant that will step out in faith and be His voice. And sometimes through direct communication!

Has God ever spoke to you? God speaks to His children if they are willing to listen.

God doesn’t want us to be fearful! God wants you to know He has you in the palm of his hand, in the palm of his righteous right hand! God wants you to be aware that you can look to him for strength and help!

God wants us to realize when we are willing to use the measure of faith He has given us, all things that will work to our advantage!

The word says, “all things” do you believe God can use all things? We should as a child of the Most High God, believe every promise in the Bible!

If God commands us to do something, there are good reasons to do it. And power comes from understanding and believing those reasons. I would want you all to understand five basic pillars of fearlessness

We should be fearless…….Let me explain you from the book of Isaiah what God want us to follow through the pillars of fearlessness…..

“For I am with you” — “Do not fear, for I am with you.”

“I am your God” — “Do not look anxiously about you, for I am your God.”

“I will strengthen you.”

“Surely I will help you.”

“Surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

I would like you all to know that we should recognize – that God is greater than our personality. God is greater than our “family of origin.” And God calls us to be joyful with fearlessness.

The crucial factor in our fearless living is not our family but our God.

Amen……