It is July 16th, 2022! On July 14th, 2022 I received this message from Pastor Bob Woodward; BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID????? Remember Christ is far greater than COVID and faith is much better than fear.
Why publish this little bit of information? Do you realize what is being testified in this little bit of information? That a man who the world classifies as being highly susceptible to, if exposed to Covid19 because of his age could have deadly consequences.
The focus I desire to focus on is Pastor Woodward’s about “Fear“! Why, focus on that statement? Because, by Pastor Woodward declaring his position, he is declaring two things. First he is trusting in God’s promise of protection Psalms 91:10-12
 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Ok, what does this have to do with any of us? Plenty, this testimony is relating to standing on exercising faith, as none of the promises will stand, if we are not abiding with God meaning exercising our faith in the Salvation His Son has offered and provided. The exercising of Our Faith begins with our having trust in the Father.
You see I have tried to explain over the last number of years there are many levels of faith. The first level of faith is exercised in receiving through God’s grace, love, compassion and forgiveness, our Salvation and introduction to His Son Yeshua. Who in turn by developing a personal relationship with us now introduces the Holy Spirit into our lives as His comforter and teacher.
You say, we know all this, so why is it so important you place it before us as a reminder.
What you saw and heard is an individual making a statement about first His trust and most importantly his Faith in God and Son.
The faith Pastor Woodward exercised is far deeper and stronger than the faith described in receiving Salvation. It is a faith joined with trust through gathering wisdom from Yeshua through the Holy Spirit’s communications from Yeshua directly on how to deepen our relationship with our Father in Heaven.
Here, we become aware of the gift received from the Holy Spirit when Yeshua introduced us, discernment. And we all know without it, none of what the Holy Spirit offers as teachings would or could be understood.
The other important point about discernment it teaches how to overcome one of Satan’s greatest tools fear, the fear of mortality.
My heart was filled with adulation when I read this quick testimony by Pastor Woodward! Some were taken aback by my joy and praise, others partially understood but still had a question.
Here, is where I turn this around on you as an individual who professes to believe in Yeshua and follow his teachings. How many having the same information given to you would turn. Immediately to science have a form of fear in your mind and a doubt in your heart.
Instead of turning through trust and faith to God immediately for healing through prayer?
Now, here, is when you must be completely honest with yourself! And you can dislike me for placing this truth before you, but it is because I love you, as one of God’s children.
Pastor Woodward is doing exactly the same thing only more subtle. We don’t have time for subtle unfortunately. Not if you want to be ready for our Lord’s first lifting out of His righteous church. And note the word righteous not a head belief of righteousness.
The Lord desires all of our connections to the world be disconnected and our walk to be as Pilgrims (not paupers but as servants and stewarts) passing through this world, recognizing all we have is from our Father in heaven and is before us as His Stewart’s of it nothing more.
When you discern Pastor Woodward’s testimony you understand the continued working out of his salvation deepening of his faith and personal relationship with Yeshua. This bringing him to a level of knowledge revealing the trust required in our Father in heaven and the amount of wisdom to know there is nothing to fear.
And, I hear why didn’t you just say that in the first place. Because, you needed to do the honest personal search to know your levels of trust and faith, if in the heart or in the mind. You see if trust and faith are only exercised from the mind they are empty and useless as those Israelites leaving Egypt proved being righteous in your mind is a fruitless walk.
May our Father in heaven and Yeshua bless you with their Grace, Mercy Forgiveness Strength and Peace.
Robert Rombough a humble servant obedient unto our Lord Yeshua.