GOD IS WITH YOU! Posted 010417 @ 12[m.
God is Omni-present, which means He is everywhere at once. God is always near. He is eternal. We are always in His presence. It is written in Psalms 139.7, 8: Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. In the Book of Jonah, the prophet tried to run from the presence of God. He told Jonah to go to Nineveh and tell them that God was going to destroy their city for their sins. Jonah ran the opposite way in disobedience. He got aboard a ship, but God sent a terrible storm. Jonah told the captain the storm was being sent by God because of his disobedience, so they threw him overboard. But, God had already prepared a giant fish to swallow him up. Then the fish spew Jonah out on the seashores of Nineveh, where God told Jonah to go in the first place. Jonah obeyed God’s command and the nation repented because they feared Jonah’s God. God had mercy and spared Nineveh. We desperately need a “Nineveh” Revival in America and worldwide today! It is written in 2 Chronicles 7.14: If My people who are called by My Name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.
Adam and Eve tried to hide from God in the garden after they disobeyed God’s commandment not to eat from the tree of “knowledge of good and evil”. There is nowhere you can hide from God. His will is going to be done, with or without our assistance or approval. God sees, hears and knows everything and He is in charge of every detail. It is written in Revelation 1.8: I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
If you have surrendered your life and accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you can be assured that He will never leave you nor forsake you. You can call on His Name and He will answer and show you great and mighty things. He has wonderful plans for your life. If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, I pray that you do so now. It is written in John 3.16-18: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus Christ), that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
Just pray a simple prayer of repentance and ask for His forgiveness. Pray now, you have nothing to lose (but death, hell and the grave), but all eternity in heaven to gain:
I come to you now as humbly as I know how. I confess that I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sins. I confess that Jesus is Your Son. I believe that He died on the cross for my sins, and I ask for Your forgiveness and mercy. I ask You, Jesus, to come into my heart now and be the Lord of my life. I surrender my life, my will, and all that I am to You. I ask You to take my life and turn it into something beautiful to give You glory. I receive the gift of salvation that You purchased for me on the cross. I ask You to write my name in Your Lamb’s Book of Life. I declare that I am a Child of God and Satan no longer has any claim to my soul. I receive Your gift of salvation now in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
If you have just prayed that prayer, welcome into the Family of God. You are now a child of the Most High God. Now, and this is extremely important, you must read the Bible daily, pray and build your personal relationship with Him. Jesus IS the Living Word of God and He knows who truly wants to spend time with Him. The Bible tells us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together. Find a church that teaches and preaches the Bible. You must read the Bible for yourself so that you will not be deceived by all of the false teachers, who are wolves in sheep’s clothing. The devil knows the Word of God quite well and will twist it to try to deceive you. You also need to tell others of your decision. Don’t be surprised if you lose “friends” over your decision. God will give you new friends that will pray for you, encourage you and build up your faith. It is written in Luke 12.8, 9: Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.
Proverbs 18.24: A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Matthew 28.20: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Psalms 37.28: For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved forever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
Genesis 28.15: And, behold I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring the again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken of thee of.
Jeremiah 30.11: For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.
Jeremiah 1.5: Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Ezekiel 16.8: Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee, behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee, and covered thy nakedness: yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the LORD GOD, and thou becamest mine.
Isaiah 43.1: But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
Jeremiah 15.20: And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brazen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
2 Chronicles 35.21: But he sent ambassadors to him, saying, What have I to do with thee, thou king of Judah? I come not against thee this day, but against the house wherewith I have war: for God commanded me to make haste: forbear thee from meddling with God, who is with me, that he destroy thee not.
John 13.33: Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come: so now I say to you.
John 14.18: I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
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