|Photographed at Shenandoah National Park|
Compliments of Sandra
Yesterday a "cloud" was on me. Praise to our GOD that it has lifted. He told me to share that information because, presently, others have clouds on them. Please partake of this heavenly meal, compliments of our Blessed Father GOD.
Scriptures are from the King James Bible.
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
Many Christians are familiar with 2 Corinthians 10:4 which says, (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
But less are familiar with the scripture from Nahum 1:7 stated above. The Lord is a holy strong hold. Satan has strongholds that we must pull down - even in ourselves because we can allow ourselves to be gripped by evil strongholds. But Hallelujah that GOD is a strong hold with a righteous right hand and a holy arm. Oh Glory to His invincible name! Psalm 48:10 says, "According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness." And Isaiah 41:10 heartily assures us. It says, "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."
Our Lord told me to use His Word, and to praise Him to vanquish the cloud. We must do something when those clouds come to affect us. Faith without works is dead. I do believe that our Lord tolerates from us a "season" of depression and grief, etc. But He does NOT expect such to be prolonged. We must use GOD'S Word to fight our way out of the clouds that aim to suck us in to dismal states. I heard it said, "What we feed will dominate." Let us not feed those evil strong holds.
When we righteously use GOD'S Word, He confirms His Word with signs following. Mark 16:17 says, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils;... And Mark 16:20 says, "And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following..." Notice that it says, "the Lord working with them."
We are at war, people. Praise GOD that we are NOT without weapons. The weapons of our warfare are NOT carnal but mighty through GOD - 2 Corinthians 10:4. And because our weapons are mighty through GOD, Jeremiah 1:19 is true for us. It says, "And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee." We can most assuredly believe that because GOD said it - His Word does NOT return void - Isaiah 55:11.
Here is more Word of GOD weaponry:
For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance, because thou hadst a favour unto them.
...thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
O sing unto the Lord a new song for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his mercy endureth for ever.
The Acts 13:17
The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.
1 Peter 4:1
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind:..
Written March 2, 2011
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