1 Cor. 15:52  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Tag: Psalm 78:35

Comfort During the End Times – Day 22

Good morning, Reader! Today’s verse may lead you to wonder what this has to do with comfort. But just bear with me a bit and I’ll wrap it all up for you! 😊 There are days that I can repeatedly proclaim God’s goodness to me. There are so many ways God shows His love. He provides for every need imaginable. We should be grateful and tell Him so. I start out my prayer time with this. I acknowledge everything the Lord has done for me. Being thankful and acknowledging it to God strengthens our resolve for what’s in store for the day.

Watching the news or reading your news feed, however, doesn’t exactly give you a thankful heart for what is in store for this world.

In fact, when you dwell on the negatives and become fearful, you empty your heart of the thankfulness that you started your day with!

This is one of the greatest mistakes Christians make. They start their day with the Lord, pray and do their devotions. Their heart is encouraged and they feel they can conquer the world. But as the day wears on, the cares of this world weigh on them and they lose the joy they had when they left the house! They are no different than today’s verse in Psalms!

Psa 78:32  For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

Even after God provided manna, water and quail (and let’s not forget that He parted the Red Sea), the people still grumbled and complained!! They didn’t remember his wondrous works and were not grateful for what He had done for them. Friend, it won’t be any different in these end times. In fact it will be much worse!

If your thankfulness is minimal Reader, you will be even less as the days get more evil.

My series on the end times, the Rapture, and the Tribulation will put things into perspective for you. The antichrist and his one-world government will make the Holocaust seem like child’s play. God will be dealing with Israel during the Tribulation just as He did in the Old Testament; God’s desire is always to draw them back to Himself. The Old Testament is filled with Israel turning their backs on God, God punishing their unbelief, and Israel turning back to God. It’s a vicious cycle, repeating over and over. (Psalm 78:35)

Oh how patient and full of grace is our Lord!

Yet Israel was still hard of heart and was not “stedfast in his covenant”! (Psalm 78:37) God held back His judgment because He of that compassion and He remembered that they were frail. (Psalm 78:39-40)

It’s really not any different today, is it? Are you the fearful Christian or are you the Christian who has peace? I’m not only talking about end time events but I’m also referring to one’s day-to-day life. Do you have health issues? How are you handling those issues as a believer? Are you afraid of how serious your health will get? Are you fretting over it? God has promised us peace so any time you feel turmoil in your heart, you need to stop and seek God’s face. (John 14:27) It is no different if you have other issues, like financial problems. The Lord knows you have those problems and He will help you if you will only trust Him.

Don’t forget what you prayed about this morning when you thanked the Lord for your blessings! Don’t be one of those who forgets once you walk out the door; let praise be on your lips throughout the day. Remind yourself of those blessings, especially when bad news comes across your eyes and ears! There is always something to be thankful for, don’t you think? If you woke up this morning, that’s something to be thankful for. If you can’t think of one solitary thing to be thankful for that happened just yesterday, then thank Him for your salvation!

Sometimes we need a little coaxing to get our hearts renewed throughout the day. The hymn, How Great Thou Art will put you into the right spirit:

Oh Lord, my God
When I, in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe displayed

Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art
Then sings my soul, my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, how great Thou art

And when I think that God, His Son not sparing
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in
That on the cross, my burden gladly bearing
He bled and died to take away my sin

The world is watching how you handle your fears. Our job is to be a light to this lost and dying world. We need to give them hope as we have hope! If your coworker sees you in turmoil, he or she won’t want “what you have” because they can’t see the Lord’s peace in your life.

Friend, don’t be willfully ignorant of the end times. (2 Peter 3:5) If you are not born-again, confess your sins and repent of them. The time is coming when it will be too late for you to repent. You will remember each opportunity you were given by God to be saved; you will remember each time you laughed it off and ignored it. Please Reader, repent and accept Christ into your life. (Act 16:31Rom 10:9) I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

Who is the Rock? Day 9

(Psa 78:35)  And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.

Good morning, dear Reader! We have passed the Winter Solstice and our days are beginning to lengthen. I have always loved it when we get to this point because I know that the sun will set later and later with each passing day! I also love the symbolism. The darkness of winter can be symbolic of the state of one’s spiritual life. The more there is darkness in our heart, the more we will sin.

(Joh 8:12)  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Praise the Lord that our Redeemer came to pay the price for our sins. He came to bring light to a dying world. Have you ever done a study on that word “redeem”? It totally blessed me! Noah Webster defines it as:

REDEE’M, v.t. [L. redimo; red, re, and emo, to obtain or purchase.]

To purchase back; to ransom; to liberate or rescue from captivity or bondage, or from any obligation or liability to suffer or to be forfeited, by paying an equivalent; as, to redeem prisoners or captured goods; to redeem a pledge.

To rescue; to recover; to deliver from.
Th’ Almighty from the grave hath me redeem’d.
Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles. Psa 25. Deu 7.

To compensate; to make amends for.

To free by making atonement..

To pay the penalty of.

To save.

God’s violated law, by obedience and suffering in the place of the sinner, or by doing and suffering that which is accepted in lieu of the sinner’s obedience.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us. Gal 3. Titus 2.

In commerce, to purchase or pay the value in specie, of any promissory note, bill or other evidence of debt, given by the state, by a company or corporation, or by an individual. The credit of a state, a banking company or individuals, is good when they can redeem all their stock, notes or bills, at par.

Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, paid the price for our sin and rescued us from the bondage of that sin. No longer do we have to sin because we have the power of Christ’s Holy Spirit abiding within us. We can say no to sin! Our Redeemer has completely saved us and has paid the ransom on our behalf! The word “redeemer” appears 18 times in the entire Bible and only in the Old Testament. Out of those 18 times, it is used as a proper noun seven times: Redeemer! As you may or may not know, the number seven in Scriptures is the number for completion and perfection. How appropriate is that? Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, came to earth to complete salvation. His salvation is perfect – without Him, there is no salvation! No religion can provide complete and perfect salvation; only faith in Jesus Christ and His payment for our sins!

(Job 19:25)  For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
(Psa 19:14)  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
(Psa 78:35)  And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.
(Pro 23:11)  For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
(Isa 41:14)  Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.
(Isa 43:14)  Thus saith the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.
(Isa 44:6)  Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.
(Isa 44:24)  Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
(Isa 47:4)  As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
(Isa 48:17)  Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
(Isa 49:7)  Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.
(Isa 49:26)  And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
(Isa 54:5)  For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
(Isa 54:8)  In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
(Isa 59:20)  And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
(Isa 60:16)  Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings: and thou shalt know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
(Isa 63:16)  Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
(Jer 50:34)  Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

This is such a blessing to me! I hope it is to you as well! There’s always a golden nugget that can be found in the Scriptures if we simply search. 😃

If you’ve read through this post today and you have doubts whether or not you are saved, born again, please leave a comment simply asking me to reach out to you. I would rather be certain of where I will spend eternity than to be afraid to admit to my church family that I’m doubting that I’m saved! Friend, it is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!

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