WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ABIDE?
I look at the condition of the world and what is driving people away from God and His protection.
What I hear “I cannot rely on a miracle, I do not believe in miracles!” How can I? There are several medical issues in my life and it’s the doctors “I must trust!”
The fear of death brings a snare, a perplexing snare, which disturbs our peace; an entangling snare, by which we are drawn into sin; and, therefore, it must be discerned understood, addressed then prayed against.
Tribulation, distress, and persecution cannot take away God’s love to you, or yours to him.
Fear Him, who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. In the following link we will find the answer to the question what must I do to abide https://romboughrobert.wordpress.com/2021/01/10/oh-ye-of-little-faith-4/
They must deliver their message publicly, for all are deeply concerned in the doctrine of the gospel. The whole counsel of God must be made known, Acts 20:27.
Christ shows why we should be of good cheer. Our sufferings witnessed against those who oppose his gospel.
When God calls us to speak for him, we may depend on him to teach us what to say.
A believing prospect of the end of our troubles, will be of great use to support us under them. They may be borne to the end, because the sufferers shall be borne up under them.
The strength shall be according to the day. And it is great encouragement to those who are doing Christ’s work, that it is a work which shall certainly be done.
Worldly people inquire for good, not for the chief good; all they want is outward good, present good, partial good, good meat, good drink, a good trade, and a good estate; but what are all these worth?
Any good will serve the turn of most men, but a gracious soul will not be put off so.
Lord, let us have thy favour, and let us know that we have it, we desire no more; let us be satisfied of thy loving-kindness, and will be satisfied with it.
Many inquire after happiness, but David had found it. When God puts grace in the heart, he puts gladness in the heart.
Thus comforted, we pity, but neither envy nor fear the most prosperous sinner.
Commit all our affairs to God, and be prepared to welcome his Holy will.
But salvation is in Christ alone; where will those appear who despise him as their Mediator, and revile him in his disciples?
May they stand in awe, and no longer sin against the only remedy.
We must adhere only to the leading of the Lord as it is the duty as a soldier to please his general; so as followers of Yeshua take great care to please Him.
It is here we are reminded that our Father will provide understanding for all things bringing us to the knowledge that we will and must endure the hardships upon us still to come.
So as a reminder to all who pick up this mantle of discipleship within their walk reflect on the resurrection of Yeshua.
Which should make us faithful to our profession of following His teachings the incarnation and resurrection heartily believed and rightly measured will brace us under all sufferings in the present life.
To support this further, we should recognize through the Scriptures the Apostle Paul’s sufferings which he endured and know by these examples that the word of God was not bound.
Understand nothing the enemy places before us can hinder the operation of the word of God upon men’s hearts and consciences, which cannot be confined by any human force. It is with this knowledge and assurance we will suffer showing our willingness to do something without complaining, for the salvation of our souls, recognizing this is why we are ready to do and suffer anything to promote the salvation of the souls of others.
I desire to conclude here to complete the warning as a Watchman and pray you will recognize this method of discernment is our Lord showing you how to sharpen your Two-Edged Sword to an even keener sharpness as we are passing through the deep darkness shrouding the world today.
Remember discerning and understanding information brings about strength, courage, determination and the removal of fear.
May our Father bestow His peace and discernment upon you all as you go forward in the name of Yeshua. AMEN AND AMEN.