Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Feeling Sad and Depressed Read This!



In Psalm 24 verse 7 David said, "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in."  

This is a simple verse loaded with meaning for those dealing with depression. Commentator Robert Hawker notes the word gate or gates is figuratively used to denote a place, person or people. So in this passage David is encouraging the children of God to lift up their heads-not to be cast down with sadness and depression and the King of Glory will come in.  

You must lift up your head, you must shake off sadness, depression, and regret for the King of Glory to come in and change your situation.

In Matthew 16:18, Jesus said the gates of hell will not prevail against the church as a member of Christ's body (Colossians 1:18), you can rejoice because the "gates of hell" the principalities and powers, Satan and his demons will not prevail against you. So lift up your head! Put a smile on your face. Rejoice in the Lord your God.

In the following verse (Psalm 24:8) David says, Who is this King of Glory? The Lord strong and mighty! The Lord mighty in battle! Yes, you have the Lord of Hosts on your side, the one who is mighty in battle waiting to fight for you but you have to open the door (v7) by lifting up your head in expectant hope instead of being bowed down in bitter defeat.

If you lift up your head that is no more walking around with head your hung down or staying in bed for days because of your problems, and the King of Glory will come in.

So, Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.  Psalm 24:9-10


Friday, February 10, 2017

Defeat the Devil By Doing This 1 Thing



Righteousness The Hedge of Protection

Job is known in the bible as the man who endured an unbelievable amount of suffering in a short time. He is known to be a righteous man, a man of truth who abstained from every form of evil. His commitment to righteousness caught God’s eye,  God  bragged about Job’s righteousness and  obedience to Satan, saying” there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Unfortunately, Satan was not impressed, he responded with the usual negative and dark response we would expect by someone is cynical and hateful, a being who looks for evil instead of the good.  Yea, he responded, he’s only obeying you because you have blessed him, you’ve basically bought his love and obedience. If you take away all of his money and the goodies you have given him, he will curse you to your face. Alright, let’s see if what you say is true. Everything he has in in your hands, says the Lord only do not touch his body. Thus, Satan is given permission to take away everything Job has, including his ten children. Yet, upon the loss Job says, the Lord has given and the Lord has taken away, blessed be his name!

Notice before this conversation and the attack, Satan said he had been walking throughout the earth back and forth on it. What was he doing on those long walks? He was walking about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour but he discovered he could not devour Job because there was a hedge of protection surrounding him and all he owned. Satan implied that he tried to attack Job but was unsuccessful because of the hedge of protection that surrounded him. None of Satan’s plans or schemes were able to penetrate the hedge. Although Satan may have tried to curse him or attack him, the attack was spoiled because Job was righteous therefore, there was no cause.  Things go well for the righteous and a causeless curse will have no effect on the righteous. Isaiah 3:10, Proverbs 26:2  Scripture says the righteous are delivered from trouble but it comes upon the wicked instead. Proverbs 11:8  
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