Get Together – HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS!
Ps 121:7,8 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore. (NKJV)
I must admit I really needed the Holy Spirit to bring this Psalm by me this morning. There have been a lot of troubling things going on in our nation and in the world. I know that we are to be informed about what is going on in the world, but sometimes if we listen to so much of the bad news it can really get us in a defeated mind set.
` Also I have had a cold the last week. And I hate having a cold. And in case you have been around me I tested negative for Covid and the flu. The weather has been really cold here in Hamilton the last few days and so I have been making sure that I praise the lord on a cold dreary day the same as I have been on these beautiful Fall days. And one more thing. I have had cell phone issues and have been without my cell phone for over a week. So I have been a little out of sync on a few things.
So, this morning I heard the Holy Spirit speak to me from Psalm 121. I think that I learned that Psalm from when we had devotional time in elementary school when I was in public school many years ago. So, with that said let’s look at some of the promises for us as New Covenant children of God that are in this Psalm. Remembering what the Apostle Paul wrote to the church at Corinth in 2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
When things may not look so good in the natural there is one place that we can look for help. We can look to God. The Jews could lift their eyes to the hills They could be reminded of God’s faithfulness to Abraham at Mt Moriah. They could be reminded of God’s faithfulness at Mt Zion. When I read Ps 121:1,2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills-From whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” I am reminded that we can lift our eyes to Mt Calvary. It is there where Jesus paid the ultimate price for us to walk in victory over sickness, death, and in every situation and circumstance in our lives. In our weakness He is made strong.
We can always look to Him. From Him we will always get help. We are told in Ps 46:1 ¶ God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. In Heb 4:16 we are reminded that we can come before His throne when we need his help. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (NKJV)
We are reminded in Psalm 121 that our God never slumbers and that He never sleeps. So, no matter what time of day, or night that we need to come before Him for His help He is always there for us.
To be honest with you there are times that it looks like and the enemy will certainly try to convince us that evil is winning. But we have been given a promise in Ps 121:7 “The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.” The Apostle Paul tells us in Ro 8:31 ¶ What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (NKJV) God is for us.
In the Bible there are many times that it looked like the enemies of God were winning. The Egyptians, The Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Romans they all thought that they were invincible, and it looked bleak for the people of God. But we can look in Ps 121:8 and know that the Lord Jesus will preserve us no matter how things may appear in the natural. ”The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore. I like that forevermore part! We have this promise in Joh 10:27,28 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know t hem, and they follow Me. “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
So today with all the bad news that is going on in our culture. Be assured that if you have put your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior that He is with you. Be assured that He is your keeper. Be assured that he will preserve your going out, and your coming in. Be assured that He will preserve your soul now and forevermore. I am comforted and reminded of these words from Matthew 20:20 “and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (NKJV) He is with us!!
Let us Pray
Lord Jesus, we thank you that You are with us. We thank You that You preserve our going out and our coming in. Today help us to draw near to you. We know that You are bigger than any adverse circumstances, or situation that we may encounter. We know that You have promised to be with us always. Even to the end of the age. Help us to continually advance Your Kingdom upon the earth until that day that You return.
In Jesus Name
Love you all!
PS For those in Northwest Alabama our Broadcast Redeeming the Time comes on at 9:30 A.M. AND 9:30 P.M. on Sunday morning and Sunday night. That is on Spectrum Channel 10. In Jasper, it is on TV 16.