Beyond a shadow of a doubt…
…Yes, though I walk through the deep, sunless valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod to protect and Your staff to guide, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty Whose power no foe can withstand. (Psalm 91:1)
Let us strip off anything that SLOWS us down or holds us back; and let us RUN
with patience the particular race that God has set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)
Nothing is impossible with God.
That word has no use or meaning for me except to emphasis the necessity of abiding
in agreement with God for only He is the way, the truth and the life.
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every Word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
possible with God.
For You cause my lamp to be lighted and to shine; the Lord my God illumines my darkness.
For by You I can run through a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.
(Psalm 18:28-29) But those who wait for the Lord who expect, look for, and hope in Him shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up close to God as eagles mount up to the sun; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. (Isaiah 40:31)
I would have fainted, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord! (Psalm 27:13-14)
You caused men to ride over our heads when we were prostrate; we went through fire and through water, but You brought us out into a broad, moist place to abundance and refreshment and the open air. (Psalm 66:12) We are assured and know that God being a partner in their labor all things work together and are fitting into a plan for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Amplified Bible (AMP)
Yes, furthermore, I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege the overwhelming preciousness, the surpassing worth, and supreme advantage of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him of perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to be mere rubbish (refuse, dregs), in order that I may win (gain) Christ the Anointed One,
And that I may actually be found and known as in Him, not having any self-achieved righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that genuine righteousness which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the truly right standing with God, which comes from God by saving faith. (Philippians 3:8-9)
created to live with God. Therefore, physical suffering, being forsaken, aloneness,
bereavement, forfeited money and relinquished rights, what the world counts as
we have but by how much we give, whether thanks giving to God or forgiving man.
Our real life and true identity are hidden in Christ Jesus.
The lost and wayward are found in Him for He is the Way, the Truth and the Life!
How can two walk together unless they agree? Unless they are going the same way. This is why we must repent (turn around, change our focus) and walk in
agreement with His Word which is Alive and whose name is Jesus Christ!
FACE THE GLORY
Now when the time was almost come for Jesus to be received up to heaven, He steadfastly and determinedly set His face to go to Jerusalem. (Luke 9:51) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
He arose the victor of the dark domain and He lives forever with His saints to reign.
Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the Message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place–until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. (2 Peter 1:19)
If we walk in the light—But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I confidently trust!
For then He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
Then He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.
You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day,
Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday.
A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand, but it shall not come near you.
Only a spectator shall you be–yourself inaccessible in the secret place of the Most High as you witness the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the Lord your refuge, and the Most High your dwelling place,
There shall no evil befall you, nor any plague or calamity come near your tent.
For He will give His angels especial charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways of obedience and service.
They shall bear you up on their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread upon the lion and adder; the young lion and the serpent shall you trample underfoot.
Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name–has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never.
He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him and show him My salvation.
“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon.
This is how my Father shows who He is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as My disciples. (John 15:5-8)
TRULY, HE SAVES THE BEST WINE FOR LAST.
The Lord says, “No one destroys good grapes; instead, they make wine with them. Neither will I destroy all My people—I will save those who serve Me. I will bless the Israelites who belong to the tribe of Judah, and their descendants will possess My land of mountains. My chosen people, who serve Me, will live there. They will worship Me and will lead their sheep and cattle to pasture in the Plain of Sharon in the west and in Trouble Valley in the east.
“But it will be different for you that forsake Me, who ignore Zion, My sacred hill and worship Gad and Meni, the gods of luck and fate. It will be your fate to die a violent death, because you did not answer when I called you or listen when I spoke. You chose to disobey Me and do evil. And so I tell you that those who worship and obey Me will have plenty to eat and drink, but you will be hungry and thirsty. They will be happy, but you will be disgraced. They will sing for joy, but you will cry with a broken heart. My chosen people will use your name as a curse. I, the Sovereign Lord, will put you to death. But I will give a new name to those who obey Me. Anyone in the land who asks for a blessing will ask to be blessed by the faithful God. Whoever takes an oath will swear by the name of the faithful God. The troubles of the past will be gone and forgotten.” (Isaiah 65:8-16)