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.

It seems that fear, anxiety, worry and in some cases hysteria is gripping the modern world at breakneck speed over the onslaught of COVID-19 and now supposed variants. Nations are perplexed and dismayed going into full lockdown modes and people are scared and worried.

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.

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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7 Plagues That Are Hitting Our Planet Right Now

The following article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.  (Used by permission). See his disclaimer below.

7 Plagues That Are Hitting Our Planet Right Now

By Michael Snyder — Mar 21, 2021

Things are starting to get really crazy out there.  In recent interviews, I have used the term “stability” to describe the current state of affairs, and some people may think that is quite strange.  But I stand by that assessment.  In the short-term, we have experienced a period of relative stability over the last couple of months, but of course that will soon change.  I believe that global events will soon greatly accelerate, and much chaos is on the horizon.  However, that certainly doesn’t mean that nothing of importance is happening at the moment.  In fact, the following are 7 plagues that are hitting our planet right now…

#1 A Plague Of Millions Of Rats In Australia

Could you imagine having so many rats infesting your community that it is literally impossible to ever get away from the smell?  Right now, millions upon millions of rats are making lives miserable for countless residents of Australia, and in some instances it is literally taking hours just to clean up all of the poop that they leave behind…

Mice in the cabinets. Mice in the streets. Thousands upon thousands of mice in the barn, pooing so much it takes six hours to clean up their waste.

These are scenes from Queensland and New South Wales, Australia, where an out-of-control mouse infestation is making life miserable for farmers, grocers and other citizens of the eastern Australian states.

Needless to say, it isn’t just poop that is the problem.  At this point, many farmers in Australia “have already lost entire grain harvests to the rampaging mice”

Some farmers have already lost entire grain harvests to the rampaging mice, according to local media reports, while hotels have had to close because they can’t keep the critters out of the rooms. Staff at a grocery store in a small town northwest of Sydney reported catching as many as 600 mice a night.

#2 Large Earthquakes

According to the USGS, usually we get about 15 earthquakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater each year…

According to long-term records (since about 1900), we expect about 16 major earthquakes in any given year. That includes 15 earthquakes in the magnitude 7 range and one earthquake magnitude 8.0 or greater.

So far in 2021, we have already had 7 that are magnitude 7.0 or greater, and that includes a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that just shook Japan

A 7.0 preliminary magnitude earthquake has struck Japan off the coast of Ishinomaki, a city located just 65 miles (104 km) from Fukushima, the site of a devastating 9.0 magnitude quake 10 years ago.

Latest information from USGS shows the earthquake has a depth of 54 kilometers (34 miles). CNN teams in Tokyo felt the tremor.

#3 Volcanoes Are Roaring To Life All Over The Globe

According to Volcano Discovery, 29 volcanoes around the planet are currently erupting right now, and that includes a volcano in Iceland that had been dormant for hundreds of years

The Fagradals Mountain volcano in southwest Iceland had been dormant for 6,000 years. But on Friday night, following weeks of earthquakes in the area, the volcano came to life.

The eruption is the first that the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the volcano is located, has experienced in 781 years.

Video of the eruption show the bright lava oozing out of the earth, lighting up an otherwise stark dark night.

#4 The “Megadrought” In The Southwestern United States

Earlier this month, I wrote an entire article about the megadrought in the Southwest entitled “You Were Warned That Dust Bowl Conditions Would Return, And Now It Has Happened”.

Well, this drought just continues to get even worse. In fact, NBC News is telling us that there is “little hope for relief” any time soon…

With nearly two-thirds of the United States abnormally dry or worse, the government’s spring forecast offers little hope for relief, especially in the West where a devastating megadrought has taken root and worsened.

Weather service and agriculture officials warned of possible water use cutbacks in California and the Southwest, increased wildfires, low levels in key reservoirs such as Lake Mead and Lake Powell and damage to wheat crops.

#5 Armies Of Locusts In Africa And The Middle East

In 2020, giant armies of locusts the size of major cites relentlessly marched across parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia.  Millions of farmers had their crops wiped out, and experts told us that it was unlike anything they had ever seen before.

That was only supposed to be a one year plague, but now it is happening again

A single locust swarm can contain up to 80 million locusts and fly 30 to 80 miles in one day depending on the wind. By the time, spraying planes arrived at the WhatsApp coordinates the next day, it was often too late.

The locusts had warmed up in the morning sun and moved off into the wilderness, laying millions of eggs. Every day, each locust can eat its weight in vegetation daily and multiplies twenty-fold every three months. A swarm can easily eat as much food as 35,000 people in a single day and multiple two dozen times in three months.

#6 H5N8 Bird Flu In Russia

When cases of H5N8 bird flu started to pop up in Russia, many experts started to become extremely concerned that it could start being transmitted from human to human.

Because if it starts spreading widely among humans, the percentage of victims that will die will be far higher than for COVID.

Unfortunately, one of the top experts in Russia says that there is “a fairly high degree of probability” that it is now being passed from one person to another…

A mutating strain of bird flu that has emerged in Russia has “a fairly high degree of probability” of human-to-human transmission, the head of the country’s health watchdog warned in a report.

Anna Popova, who heads Rospotrebnadzor, made the worrying prediction almost a month after scientists detected the first case of H5N8 transmission to humans at a southern Russia poultry farm, the Moscow Times reported.

#7 The COVID Pandemic

Even though people are being vaccinated at a feverish pace all over the globe, the number of confirmed cases in Brazil is higher than ever before and experts are telling us that a “fourth wave” has begun in Europe.

Could it be possible that the vaccines are not going to be the “saviors” that so many people were anticipating?

At this point, more than 2.7 million victims have already died from COVID, and more are passing away every single day.

But even though so many bad things have already happened, if you are familiar with my new book then you already know that I believe that what is on the horizon is going to be much worse.

We live at a time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken, and what we have experienced so far is just the beginning.

So buckle up and get ready for a bumpy ride, because things certainly aren’t going to be getting any easier.

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Fear God and Flee from Evil!

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

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

God’s Spiritual Armor – Do You Put It On Daily?

Without Donning the Lord’s Armor, Deception and Defeat Will Be Waiting at Your Door!

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11- Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12- For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13- Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14- Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15- and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16- In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17- and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18- praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.” -Eph 6:10-18 (ESV)

So we see what we as professing, believing, walking the walk Christians should be donning every day without fail. After all a soldier wouldn’t go into battle without their weapons, bullets, flak vest, or helmet, would they?

As Paul spells out for the Ephesian churchgoers, these are things that they/we must put on each day to battle against the enemy of our soul – Satan and his hoards. And friends, these foes are tremendously formidable, strong, persistent and never rest from the attack. We are soldiers in the Army of the Lord and as such we had better be prepared each and every day for a battle –  a battle for your soul.

But what does your spiritual armor look like?

When Paul wrote this he was fully aware of the Roman soldiers and what they looked like in the physical, so he patterned our spiritual wear similar only ours is in the spiritual realm. Our battle is in the realm we can’t see but nevertheless present.

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4- For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;” -2 Cor 10:3-4 (KJV)

Most of today’s Christians know little of this warfare that’s going on all around them. Why? There’s no battle in their lives. Why? Cause they are already dormant in their faith and do little for the Lord. They are comfortable with their “stuff” and many spend little to no time getting to know the Lord and telling others about their faith. Just going to church is easy-peasy – no threat there. But what about the real Christian who takes a stand for the Lord – in church and out of church? Some have faced much persecution and spiritual battles to try and take them out. And Satan’s purpose for you is:

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.;” -2 Cor 10:10 (NASB)

Back again to our armor … so what does your spiritual armor look like?

Today’s lethargic, complacent and compromising church, pastors and Christians spiritual armor most likely resembles the following:

  • Helmet of Salvation = ball cap
  • Breastplate of Righteousness = spring jacket
  • Belt of Truth = cheap string
  • Shoes of Readiness = shower tongs
  • Shield of Faith = thin cardboard
  • Sword of the Spirit (Word of God) = tiny pocket knife

 

Yes, all these resemble what today’s anemic Christian spiritual armor looks like and it’s an embarrassment to the Lord. Instead of being a strong warrior in the Lord and a believing, walking in faith prayer soldier,  they have become deceived and weak if not defeated trusting in their stuff – their own securities – to carry them through – wealth, savings, 401k’s, retirement nest eggs, jobs, positions, health, etc.

How about you? Look in the spiritual mirror and examine for yourself where you stand as a battlefield spiritual prepared warrior. Do you retreat from taking a stand in the Lord – remember in the context verses above after strapping all our armor on, we must stand and pray.  And then after that – stand and pray, know the word of God and knowing and understanding Jesus His Only Begotten Son – our Lord and Savior.

Time to take an assessment … change course … toss your ineffective, old, and rusty spiritual excuses for armor and strap on heavy-duty armor – God’s armor!

Amen!

 

-BPWatcher, Internet Preacher and Bible Prophecy Watchman

GLORY TO GOD!

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