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MY SALVATION

my lifeIn That Hour Jesus Rejoiced In The Spirit

Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.  “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. Luke 10:17-21

It takes the Spirit to see and know things of the Spirit and to rejoice in the Spirit. To rejoice when everything doesn’t make sense in the natural and things are going wrong. Just like Paul and Silas did when they were cast into prison for preaching the gospel. The bible records:

Now it happened, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of divination met us, who brought her masters much profit by fortune-telling.  This girl followed Paul and us, and cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” And this she did for many days.

But Paul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour.  But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities.  And they brought them to the magistrates, and said, “These men, being Jews, exceedingly trouble our city;  “and they teach customs which are not lawful for us, being Romans, to receive or observe.”

Then the multitude rose up together against them; and the magistrates tore off their clothes and commanded them to be beaten with rods.  And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely.  Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. Acts 16:16-24

Unlike the religionists of our day who call themselves Christians, Apostle was discerning and knew what to do with a demon possessed slave girl. He commanded the demon to come out of her in the name of Jesus Christ and he came out of her that very hour.   Of course this did not make her masters very happy because their source of revenue was gone so they  seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to the authorities who beat them with stripes and threw them into prison.

But the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of Joy was with Paul and Silas who at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. The bible records:

Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.  And the keeper of the prison, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, supposing the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.

But Paul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, for we are all here.”  Then he called for a light, ran in, and fell down trembling before Paul and Silas.  And he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”   Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house.

And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. Now when he had brought them into his house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household. Acts 16:26-34

The God of all and unlimited power never leaves His true ones and He never will. If He has to He will send a great earthquake to set them free from their prisons as He did for Paul and Silas.  And God loves to do things suddenly so that He alone might get the glory and honor.

Well the Lord turned everything around for God has He has promised to do for those who are called according to His purposes, not their own.  The jailer saw the hand of God in this unusual circumstance and he asked what he must be do to be saved. Of course Paul and Silas told them and God have give them more miracles for the jailer and all his family were saved and baptized, having believed in God with all his household.

When it was day, the magistrates sent the officers, commanding that Paul and Silas were to be let go. The bible records:

So the keeper of the prison reported these words to Paul, saying, “The magistrates have sent to let you go. Now therefore depart, and go in peace.”  But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us openly, uncondemned Romans, and have thrown us into prison. And now do they put us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out.”

And the officers told these words to the magistrates, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans. Then they came and pleaded with them and brought them out, and asked them to depart from the city.

So they went out of the prison and entered the house of Lydia; and when they had seen the brethren, they encouraged them and departed. Acts 16:36-40

The Lord caused Paul and Silas to be more than conquerors and new names were now written down in heaven.    For as Jesus told them “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”

There is no greater miracle than when men are saved and their names are written in heaven.

For the life here on earth with it’s trials and tribulations  is very temporal, here today and gone tomorrow. But the life with Christ goes on forever in heaven. Yet God who feeds the birds of the air is concerned for both worlds temporal and eternal. His  word is unchanging:

Then Peter said, “See, we have left all and followed You.”  So He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or parents or brothers or wife or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,  “who shall not receive many times more in this present time, and in the age to come eternal life.” Luke 18:28-30

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,  while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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SALVATION

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 THE LORD IS MY SALVATION

Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

God wants to be your salvation, healer, deliverer, provider, avenger, defender, rock, shield, refuge high tower and whatever you need.  But He is a perfect gentlemen and will not breakdown the door of your life to enter in. You must repent of your foolishness and invite Him to come and be your all!

Revelations 3:14 “And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:
15 “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.
16 So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
17 Because you say, ‘I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing’ — and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked —
18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
22 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” ‘ ”

However God is not stupid and as the Master and Creator of the universe He will not be used. James tells us you can make yourself an enemy of God and need to do the right things to change things:

James 4:1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?
2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.
3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
4 Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ” God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

Luke 1:46 And Mary said: ” My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And holy is His name.
50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty.
54 He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy,
55 As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed forever.”
56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her house.

MY SALVATION

A5Salvation Is Of The Lord
“I will sing to the LORD,  For He has triumphed gloriously!  The horse and its rider  He has thrown into the sea!  The LORD is my strength and song,  And He has become my salvation;  He is my God, and I will praise Him;  My father’s God, and I will exalt Him. The LORD is a man of war;  The LORD is His name.  Exodus 15:1-3

But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD;  He is their strength in the time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them and deliver them;  He shall deliver them from the wicked,  And save them,  Because they trust in Him. Psalm 37:39-40

Now some religionists, to their own hurt and demise, limit the word “salvation” to mean that their soul is “saved.” But God has not limited the word salvation to one single area, for He provides for those who believe salvation for the body, soul and spirit.   His word is unchanging:

Bless the LORD, O my soul,  And forget not all His benefits:  Who forgives all your iniquities,  Who heals all your diseases,  Who redeems your life from destruction,  Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,  Who satisfies your mouth with good things,  So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.  The LORD executes righteousness  And justice for all who are oppressed. Psalm 103:2-6

Now the Greek word “be saved” is “swqhsin” which comes from the Greek word “sozo”  from a primary sos (contraction for obsolete saoz, “safe”)  Sozo is defined as to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction, one (from injury or peril),  to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health, to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue.

So God, through His word, has the ability to make well, heal, restore to health, to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue those who believe and accept His word with patience?

He is our God and our friend and in Him is all we need or desire. He has trust, peace, rest, joy, long-suffering, hope, love, goodness and financial provisions. He  has all we need and we  will see the manifestation of these harvests, as we keep in quiet trust. Because we  will reap in due season as God’s word is true:

“My heart rejoices in the LORD;  My horn is exalted in the LORD.  I smile at my enemies,  Because I rejoice in Your salvation.  “No one is holy like the LORD,  For there is none besides You,  Nor is there any rock like our God.  “Talk no more so very proudly;  Let no arrogance come from your mouth,  For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.

“The bows of the mighty men are broken,  And those who stumbled are girded with strength. Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,  And the hungry have ceased to hunger.  Even the barren has borne seven,  And she who has many children has become feeble.

“The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. The LORD makes poor and makes rich;  He brings low and lifts up.  He raises the poor from the dust  And lifts the beggar from the ash heap,  To set them among princes  And make them inherit the throne of glory.  “For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S,  And He has set the world upon them.

He will guard the feet of His saints,  But the wicked shall be silent in darkness.  “For by strength no man shall prevail.   The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces;  From heaven He will thunder against them.  The LORD will judge the ends of the earth.  “He will give strength to His king,  And exalt the horn of His anointed.” 1 Samuel 2:1-10

There is no salvation  like the Lord provides to His own. He girds with  strength those who stumble, gives bread to the hunger, and makes the barren to have children.  He makes alive, brings up and makes rich. He raises the poor from the dust  and lifts the beggar from the ash heap to set them among princes  and make them inherit the throne of glory.  For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S.

Hence God guards the feet of His saints and exalts the horn of His anointed.  For God’s word is true:

“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust;  My shield and the horn of my salvation,  My stronghold and my refuge;  My Savior, You save me from violence.  I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised;  So shall I be saved from my enemies. 2 Samuel 22:2-4

Truly my soul silently waits for God;  From Him comes my salvation.  He only is my rock and my salvation;  He is my defense;  I shall not be greatly moved.  How long will you attack a man?  You shall be slain, all of you,  Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.  They only consult to cast him down from his high position;  They delight in lies;  They bless with their mouth,  But they curse inwardly. Selah

My soul, wait silently for God alone,  For my expectation is from Him.  He only is my rock and my salvation;  He is my defense;  I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory;  The rock of my strength,  And my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people;  Pour out your heart before Him;  God is a refuge for us. Selah Psalm 62:1-8

God desires to care for His  children and see them through to victory in all their affairs of life. He desires that they put their entire beings into His  capable hands. If they would open their ears and listen only to His Voice they will receive the right directions for their lives and they would not be spinning their wheels in things He has not called them to be doing.

What they may be doing may very well be good but it is not what He has called them to do. It is important that they follow His purposes for their life and not their own ideas, no matter how good they may be. For He is their provision and even when it seems nothing is happening He is always at work. He is working His  purposes on the earth and men are being led of His invisible hand without their even knowing it. He has not changed. What He has been doing in the affairs of men He has done since the beginning of time. He will not be overridden.

No, God  will never forsake His true ones! He is their  security and inheritance and provision in the deserts of life. He is their  hiding place and salvation! He will move out every mountain, deal with every enemy and dispel  every lack in their life. As a result their prosperity will come upon them just  as the dawning of a bright and new day. They will not be able to contain their joy and ecstasy at the provision and security He will provide. He will multiply back to them one hundred fold all they have done for Him because He  loves them. His word is true:

“Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. “And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it.

“Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. “But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away.

“And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.

“But other seed fell on good ground and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.” Mark 4:3-8

Blessed is the man who trusts in the God of His salvation. The God who answers by fire, miracles, signs and wonders and satisfies His people with good things as His word is true:

Blessed is the man You choose,  And cause to approach You,  That he may dwell in Your courts.  We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple. By awesome deeds in righteousness You will answer us,  O God of our salvation,  You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth,  And of the far-off seas; Who established the mountains by His strength,  Being clothed with power;  You who still the noise of the seas,  The noise of their waves,  And the tumult of the peoples. Psalm 65: 4-7

Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loads us with benefits, The God of our salvation! Selah Psalm 68:19

Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,  That glory may dwell in our land.  Mercy and truth have met together;  Righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth shall spring out of the earth,  And righteousness shall look down from heaven. Yes, the LORD will give what is good;  And our land will yield its increase.  Righteousness will go before Him,  And shall make His footsteps our pathway. Psalm 85:9-13

God’s  salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in their  land. The LORD will give what is good and their  land will yield its increase. Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps our pathway.

His true ones can walk in God. Walk in His  integrity. Walk in His  peace. Walk in His  healing power. Walk in His  provision and supply. God has all the supplies and desires they  have meet. He  has all they need in Heaven and Earth. He  will provide. He will bring a miracle of provision their just like He gave Jesus to be their Savior and everything they need. He has  done it and He will continue to do it.

God  will not let His true ones go or down. He has said it and so it will be. There is no other like Him. He is the great I AM.  They can  depend on Him and trust Him and walk in Him. They have given to Him  ALL so He will give them  ALL! Expect it. For He is their provider and friend. He holds their  circumstances in His  very hands. They are in capable hands and He will not let them go.  God will provide  as they Walk faithfully in Him and keep very close and stand very still and watch His salvation.

For the road of life for God’s true ones is full of His  truth and wisdom and peace. It is full of His  person, power and promises. It is full of His  strength and teachings and courage. It is full of His  gifts and callings and opportunities. It is full of His  provisions and priorities and protection. It is full of His  safety and saturation and solace. It is full of His  courage and conscience and character. It is full of His  goodness, love and caring. It is full of Himself!