Tuesday, December 18, 2018

“Toothless Beasts”

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"Toothless Beasts"       


     Our spiritual enemies seek always to discourage us.  "There are many adversaries" declared the Apostle Paul of those influences who cannot destroy or even damage the relationship of born again believers to God through the Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 16:).  "Your life is hid with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:3).  They can, however, tempt us to neglect the ever present, surpassingly great salvation whereby in Christ "His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness" (II Peter 1:3).

    Let us be sure to apply the "all things" of God's provision to whatever challenges we presently face.  Be it matters of spirit, soul, or body, the presence and involvement of the Lord Jesus constitutes far more than we need to meet and overcome every obstacle or difficulty.  "In the world ye shall have tribulation.  But be of good cheer, I have overcome the world" (John 16:33).  The tomb is empty.  The Throne above is occupied.  Jesus Christ is Lord.  How do these glorious truths of God's grace in His Son relate to whatever the challenges of this day, this hour, or this moment  may be?  We may not specifically know the answers.  Our Heavenly Father does, however.  Therefore, since we have entrusted time and eternity to Him, we can safely rest our hearts in the still harbor of His provision regardless of how roiled the seas around us may appear.  "Thou art my hiding place and my shield.  I hope in Thy Word" (Psalm 119:114).

   From the smallest irritation to the apparent uprooting of mountains, let us again hear the anthem of grace that sounds and resounds from the empty tomb, the occupied throne, and the Lordship of our Savior:  "His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain to life and godliness."  Anything that tempts us to discouragement confronts us as lies from liars, or rather from Satan the "roaring lion" whose teeth were crushed into powder when the Lord Jesus trampled him underfoot as He exited the grave in glory and victory (I Peter 5:8).  Let us not be devoured by toothless beasts who scream and whisper their falsehoods, but who cannot take from us the salvation that applies to everything in our lives.  Everything.  The tomb remains empty.  It always will.  The Throne above is occupied.  It always will be.  Jesus Christ is Lord, both now and forevermore.  

If we will open our eyes, 
we will arise in the triumph 
of Christ.

Because He arose
triumphant o'er every foe,
o let us ever know

the empty tomb,
the Throne above,
the power of His love.

For Jesus Christ is Lord,
both now and evermore,
however foes may roar.

Yes, Jesus Christ is Lord,
both now and evermore.

"Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ."
(II Corinthians 2:14)

Weekly Memory Verse
    The Lord is good to all, and His tendermercies are over all His works.
(Psalm 145:9)

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