Psalm 129…Friday December 9th, 2011
GOD WILL BRING US THROUGH ALL THE TOUGH TIMES OF LIFE
CONFIDENCE IS AVAILABLE IN OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST
But the Lord is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked
HE WHOM THE SON SETS FREE IS FREE INDEED
The people of Israel were persecuted from their earliest days but never destroyed completely.
The same is true of the church.
Christians have faced times of severe persecution, but the church has never been destroyed.
When you face persecution and discrimination take courage the believer is built on the revelation of whom Christ is
We see a foreshadow of Jesus unjust punishment before his death
He endured horrible lashes from the whip of his tormentors who made furrows on his back
AMIDST THE PRESENT DAY CATASTROPHIES
KNOW THAT THERE IS VICTORY AHEAD
AS WE SO ABIDE STEADFAST IN CHRIST
Persecution involves that which brings oppression
We are called to pray for those who oppress us
TRULY JESUS GAVE US AN AWESOME EXAMPLE AS HE PRAYED FOR THOSE WHO REALLY DID NOT KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING AS HE TOOK OUR PLACE STANDING IN THE GAP ON OUR BEHALF
He has set us free from the bonds of wickedness that would plague our soul and hinder us incapable of walking in harmony with the Lord
Praise God whosoever believes
Hath the benefits Christ makes possible
Study by Charlotte…December 2011