Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
The following is a quote from the recently published article, “DO YOU FEAR YOUR JOURNEY’S END? “Here are moments those walking in the light of Yeshua as believers and followers might, at times, forget. Our fleshly vessel is our “Holy Temple,” which the Lord has placed the upkeep, care and responsibility, upon us, to maintain as such. 1Corinthians 3:16: Know ye not that ye are the temple of God and that the Spirit (o. pneuma) of God dwells in you?
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
GOD has promised to be with Joshua, but Joshua must strive to act as one in partnership with God. My journey shows me, reliance on the old testament is essential for complete understanding and recognition of my/our relationship with God and His Son Yeshua. What is expected of Joshua is a template for us to draw on.
Joshua must be strong and very courageous. But are strength and courage really within our own power? Is advantage not absolutely a Divine gift, and as dependent on God in its ordinary degrees as it was in the case of Samson in its highest degree? No doubt, in a sense, it is so, and yet the amount even of our bodily strength is not wholly beyond our own control. As physical strength is undoubtedly weakened by careless living, by excess of eating and drinking, by all irregular habits, by the breathing of foul air, by indolence and self-indulgence of every kind, so undoubtedly it is increased and promoted by attention to the simple laws of health, by activity and exercise, by sleep and sabbatic rest, by the moderate use of wholesome food, as well as by abstinence from hurtful drinks and drugs. And surely the duty of being strong, in so far as such things can give strength, is of far more important than many think; for if we can thus maintain and increase our strength, we shall be able to serve both God and man much better and longer than we could otherwise have done. On the other hand, the feebleness and fitfulness and querulousness often due to preventable illness must increase the trouble which we give to others, and lessen the beneficent activity and the brightening influence of our own lives.
To find that God is not asleep; that He has neither given up the world to chance nor bound it with a chain of irreversible law, but that He calls us to be fellow-workers with Him in a grand plan which shall, in the end, tend gloriously to advance the highest welfare of man?
It is no excuse for neglecting this habitual reading of the Book of God that He places us now more under the action of principles than the discipline of details. For the glory of beliefs is that they have a bearing on every aspect of our life “Whatsoever ye do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Yeshua, giving thanks unto God and the Father by Him” What could be more comprehensive than this principle of action – a principle that extends to ”whatsoever we do “? There is not a moment of our waking life, a work tremendous or small we ever perform where the influence of this wide precept ought not to be felt. And how can it become thus pervasive unless we make it a subject of continual meditation?
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
As we journey forward, Heavenly Father, we look for your guidance and comforting. We thank you, Lord, for each moment you dedicate to our lives, families, and homes. As we hear from the Holy Spirit, we know your voice is being listened to through him and all those infirmities which may plague us will be healed and a hedge of protection built around our lives. We thank you, Father, for all your mercies and abundant dealings you perform on our behalf. Thank you, Lord, for being our Shepherd and bringing us to bountiful pastures and protecting us from ravening wolves. This we pray in your name Yeshua. Amen and Amen.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient unto our Lord Yeshua as a “Watchman.” This I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua.“ “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength. In the name of Yeshua, we pray Amen and Amen.