This post is a continuation of my previous post titled "The LORD's Presence" and the lead Scripture is from Isaiah 41:10 NKJV. Herein, God assures His people of His help and says,
"Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Today is a special day as I'm sharing two posts on the same day but I felt it strongly that I must share this Word and I hope and pray it blesses and transforms your life as you read it In Jesus Name. This afternoon with the help of the Holy Spirit, some of the enemy's schemes dawned on me especially towards believers who are new creations in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). One of them is how he plants thoughts, ideas, or anything on you that Christ already redeemed you from when you accepted Christ into your life hence the reason the Bible refers to him as the accuser of the brethren.
This enemy has always used this trick from past generations beginning with Eve in the garden of Eden when he caused her to doubt the instruction that God had given them to not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3:3-5). This story is not any different especially for believers as they journey to build and develop a relationship with the Father in Christ Jesus as the enemy tends to fight against every progress concerning a believer's new identity in Christ. For example: Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law having become a curse for us (Galatians 3:13) and one of the curses Christ redeemed us from is the curse of shame for when we become born again, we are not ministers of sin (Galatians 2:17) for whoever is born of God cannot sin (1 John 3:9). However, after you have read this powerful truths, some thoughts won't let you be great. The accuser uses them in the form of past mistakes, sin or even memories which are completely contradictory to the identity you now have in Christ and in some extremes, causes tormenting thoughts.
I came to speak to that person. May I submit to you and remind you of the integrity of God's Word as our Father never goes back on His Word. He is not a man that He should lie nor a son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not make it good?" (Numbers 23:19). Once a new creation, always a new creation and a child of God especially if you abide in Him and He abides in You as seen in John 15:4.
So friend, what areas of your life do you feel fear, shame, guilt, rejection or disappointment. Invite God into these areas with prayer. Meditate on the Father's love for you, receive it deep down in your heart that GOD LOVES YOU and He will never change His mind concerning you.
Ephesians 1:4 tells us "the Father chose us in Him before the foundations of the world that we should be holy and without blame before him in love." The Father's love did not begin when we recognize Jesus as Lord and Saviour as His love has always been there waiting for us to recognize and receive it. In the same verse, He continues to tell us that this very love He has for us is without blame and makes us holy. As you can see, the enemy accuses and God accepts. The Word says that the Father has already welcomed us in His embrace and sees us without any blame in love. You and I are the Father's beloved and we are children born out of love. GLORY TO GOD.
Always remind yourself of this one truth, You're loved; You're loved; You're loved. When situations come that may shake this truth, remember that the Father's love in Christ Jesus is a firm and steady foundation. Hold onto the Father's promise that He loves you and is with you and He will uphold you with His righteous right hand as seen above in Isaiah 41:10 because "...love never fails..." (1 Corinthians 13:8).
And thanks to our forever faithful ally and Lord, Jesus Christ, God is for us and is He is on our side. Galatians 2:20 reminds believers and I encourage you to meditate on this Word daily, "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me."
Amen. Thank you Father. Thank you Jesus Christ.