Psalm 46 – “Be Still and Know That I Am God”

God Is Our Refuge, A Very Present Help in Time of Trouble

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2- Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, 3- though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah” -Psalm 46:1-3 (ESV)

Almighty God is with those who make Him your refuge and your strength. For those that live a life of holiness in the Lord Jesus Christ and trust in Him with all their heart, mind and soul, He will be with us every step of the way no matter what mountain we face.

War now plagues the planet with the onslaught of Russia and the Ukraine, tensions between the US and Russia have never been higher. Israel and Iran are about ready to duke it out. China any day now stands ready to wipe our Taiwan. Times are extremely concerning and this next war/s could be devastating. So in spite of all these negative things happening globally, where is your faith? In stuff or in the Almighty?

For those that profess and confess Christ as their Savior, repenting of their sin and claim Him as their Lord they are assured that He is with them every step of the way. How do we know this? Scripture says it many times. He promises to be with us in everything – in every storm, every turmoil, every circumstance – if we will but trust Him in all things. Not in just the good times, but the tough ones too. For He is in absolute control no matter what happens … anywhere. This fact must be an anchor solidifying our faith mooring it to our hearts and minds. For there is no reason to fear. Why? Take a look at Luke 12:6-7 with me for a moment…

“Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7- But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” -Luke 12:6-7 (KJV)

It says that He numbers even the hairs of our head. That’s how much He loves and cares for those that are His. IMO, not even one hair will be harmed if He does not approve or sanction it. Not one! Let this sink deep into your soul and reflect on it as often as necessary. Remember, His will will be done – Lord’s Prayer, Matt 6:9-13.

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth” -Psa 46:10 (KJV)

Put your full trust in Him friends with unwavering and steadfast faith.

Be still and know that He is God and there is no other. He loves us and says the Angel of the Lord will encamp around those that fear Him and He will deliver them – Psalm 34:7. This my friends, you can take to the bank. Just remember it’s His will that will be accomplished and not ours. Pray and seek Him with utmost sincerity and honesty in complete humility. He will hear us and He will do what is best for us. This is faith in action. This is trust in action. Do not speak words of doubt but speak words of deliverance, strength, protection … claim Psalm 91 over you and your family.

“The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” -Psalm 34:7 (KJV)

So do not fear, and do not be troubled. For fear is not from God – 2 Tim 1:7. Fear paralyzes you and immobilizes your faith. It should have not any root in the rock-solid believer’s life. Be strong and courageous for the Lord will be with you wherever you go – Josh 1:9. 

“You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” -Isa 26:3 (ESV)

Be at peace with God, set your mind on Him. Trust in the Lord!

Again, remember, be still and know that I am God, says the Lord God Almighty. Be calm inside and not driven by the winds and waves of newscasts and reports that paint a very bleak picture of what’s going on. The media is herding people into a corral of fear and worry, scrambling for everything but God. Be quieted and assured that our lives are in His hands 100%. Share this with others and help them build up their faith in Christ in this trying time. Share the Gospel as this is a perfect opportunity to tell others about the free gift of salvation and the Good News come down from heaven to a sin-ridden world.

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” -Rom 10:13 (ESV)

And please ensure you are right with God. If you only do one thing today … pray and seek His face. Ask forgiveness for your sin, then repent of it. Please ensure through your lifestyle that God knows your name and you know His. If you’ve drifted, come back. If you’ve backslid, return to Him. He is waiting at the door, please let Him in.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” -Rev 3:20 (KJV)

Be blessed today beloved and let your assurance of salvation shine through what you do, say, and think.

Turn to Scripture to help you through this time and turn the TV down or off!

Rmember, God is still on the throne…don’t put your trust in mere men, or in your portfolio (wealth accumulations), or in your money or in ANY idol that you’ve set up pushing God off the throne of your life. Instead, turn to the Lord and put your full trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and in Him only.

Amen.

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-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” -Psalm 20:7 (ESV)

PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LIVING GOD!

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What Were The 5 Foolish Virgins (Bridesmaids) Missing? Will You Be Allowed into the Wedding Feast?

Is Your Lamp Full of Oil? Do You Have Extra? What If You Don’t? And What is This Oil?

“And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: … 10- And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.” -Matt 25:2-3, 10 (KJV)

Jesus gave us a unique parable about who would be able to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. He said it would be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. There were 5 wise who took extra oil with them and there were 5 foolish that just took their lamps with little to no oil. The lamps would be used to light the procession to the bride’s house for the ceremony and then back to the groom’s house for the festivities. You see they all looked the part, dressed similar, lamps in hand with good intentions but their were 5 that seemingly only “played” the part in their relationship to the Bridegroom – Yeshua  HaMashiach (Jesus Christ the Messiah). This parallels people (“Christians”) who attend church services weekly in our society now. Some are followers of Christ – real followers, while others just play the part and seek no relationship with Jesus. I can think of several of these types of people right now and even in my own family!

All the virgins or bridesmaids fell asleep because the bridegroom tarried. Then the cry went out that the bridegroom had arrived. The virgins got up and trimmed (refilled) their lamps (or torches) and prepared to meet him. However, by this time the oil that was in their lamps burned off and so they had to rely on the extra oil they brought. The wise virgins were prepared, but the foolish, since they brought no extra, were in big trouble. Plus the bridegroom said this, which should be a WAKE-UP call for all Christians!!

Today’s message is of preparation and where you and I are at concerning the arrival of Jesus Christ, the Bridegroom.

You see the wise bridesmaids were ready and prepared to light the way for the wedding party and therefore were allowed into the marriage feast. The foolish … well, the door was shut in their faces. They would not be allowed to enter So based on this parable, where are you at in preparing for the Lord’s return?

Prepared and wise or foolish and lacking?

And what does this preparation involve?

Did the foolish procrastinate and fail to take oil because they thought He really wouldn’t come? Did they just want to be part of the crowd? Maybe they paid no attention to the signs that He was coming. Maybe they were just lazy or didn’t care. Or maybe they thought they could borrow some oil, if needed, from the other wise and prepared virgins… The bottom-line: they failed to prepare for the bridegroom’s arrival, even though they were in the group of 10 that knew He was coming and even went out to meet Him – but they failed miserably! And the door was shut in their faces!!

So in light of this parable from Jesus how does it apply to us Christians in 2023?

Obviously, today, we don’t carry lamps to light our way but what about how we prepare and what kind of relationship do we have in anticipation of the Lord’s return? This is what defines the oil of preparation. These points are serious and deserve ALL of our focus and attention.

  • Do we study our Bibles – daily – to learn as much as possible about when and how? If you don’t read His word you will be in the camp of those that reject it or despise His word and therefore … well, just read what is written about these kind of people in Psa 50:17; Jer 6:10; 2 Chron 36:16.
  • Do we desire the real meat of His word – 1 Cor 3:2-3.
  • Do we pray seeking the Lord’s face for wisdom in understanding His word?
  • Do we pray for others?
  • Do we fast (if we can)? Food isn’t the only way we can use to fast.
  • Do we live a holy life? (Holiness before a righteous God is of extreme importance.)
  • Do we believe on the Lord and His word? No doubt, no unbelief.
  • Are we witnessing to others?
  • Do we confess our sins to the Lord and seek repentance amending our ways – as often as needed?
  • Are we watching with eagerness for His return? Seriously watching and waiting.

Note: Just going to church every Sunday or confessing your sins to a priest (mere man), or having a Bible on your coffee table or shelf, or singing in the choir, or even being a pastor or elder will not save you. You must KNOW the Lord personally and He must know you.

DO NOT take these next verses lightly!

These are some ways that we keep our lamps full of oil ready to meet Him when He returns? There are many more ways but these, I think, are the key ones. So, have you extra oil available ready to trim your lamp when the Lord arrives? Please read this next verse with utmost attention and concern for it is the Lord’s reply to those that were not ready nor prepared for His arrival:

“Later the rest of the virgins also came and said, ‘Master, master, open up for us!’  “But he replied, ‘I assure you: I do not know you!’” -Matt 25:11-12 (ESV)

Are you waiting with anticipation for His return. Heb 9:28 says:

“so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.” -Heb 9:28 (NASB)

Please read this verse carefully and also do not take it lightly. Does it say to you that when the Lord returns to catch away His Bride (rapture the real Christians) that only those who are waiting expectantly will see Him? Mull this around in your mind, read scripture and see what it is saying to you. It is of utmost importance!

Friends, it’s time to start paying attention to the signs occurring all around us fulfilling Bible Prophecy in these last days. It’s time to stay awake and not sleep. It’s time to watch. It’s time to be ready and study our Bibles knowing the time we are living in according to the Lord’s timeline. It’s time to prepare for His return. Keep your lamps topped off with oil, keep extra oil always with you and be ready at any time for His return.

Are you ready and prepared? Are you in the camp of the wise or the foolish? Will you be welcomed into the wedding or denied entrance for your lack of preparation? Get your life ready friends!

“Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.” -Matt 25:13 (NASB)

Grace and peace 

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

All Glory To YAHWEH – God’s Real Name in Hebrew

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Citing “Polycrisis,” Globalists in Davos Plan “New System” for … Everything!

Citing “Polycrisis,” Globalists in Davos Plan “New System” for … Everything! “, The New American – 1/17/2023

Bible Prophecy Commentary: The Globalists Have Nefarious and Dystopian Plans For Our Existance! The WEF – A Road Map Preparing the Way for the Forthcoming Antichrist?

“(The New American) Globalists and their useful idiots are converging in Davos for the World Economic Forum to design a “New System” for work, care, employment, and much more in the face of what the organizations leaders are referring to the “polycrisis” hitting humanity, warns The New American magazine’s Alex Newman in this episode of Behind The Deep State. Numerous global leaders, as well as key U.S. policymakers from both sides of the aisle, are meeting with business tycoons at the summit to advance the “Great Reset,” too. In this episode, Alex goes through the agenda and the key players and offers tips on how to stop the destruction of liberty that is envisioned.

“But evil people and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. -2 Tim 3:13 (NASB)

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Psa 122:6 (KJV)

Coram Deo (living in the presence of Almighty God 24×7)

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