Lord of Lords, King of Kings

November 10, 2016

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  Sovereign Providence

  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will” (Eph. 1:11).

  Not only is God our Father not dead, but He is in eternal control of both life and death. He who is our very life is “the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom” (2 Tim. 4:1). The sovereignty of our God is not only universal, but also personal. What a source of heart rest!

  “We find in Romans 8:28 a great marvel: All things work together for good to the believing lovers of God. This involves that billion billion control of God’s providence—of the most infinitesimal things—to bring them about for ‘good’ to God’s saints.

  “When we reflect on the innumerable ‘things’ about us—forces seen and unseen of the mineral, vegetable, and animal worlds; on man at enmity with God; on Satan, and his principalities and powers, in deadly array; on the uncertainty and even treachery of those near and dear to us, and even of professing Christians, and of our own selves—which we cannot trust for a moment; upon our unredeemed bodies; upon our general complete helplessness in ourselves—then, to have God say, ‘All things are working together for your good,’—reveals to us a Divine providence that is absolutely limitless.” –

  “There Is No Limit To God’s Favor Toward Those In Christ.”

  “All things are Thy servants” (Ps. 119:91, ASV).

  3-2. Rest Of Faith

  “In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God” (Phil. 4:6, ASV).

  Faith does not create or produce, but rests and rejoices in what God has already done. His finished work at Calvary was the basis for our birth, and His completed work in our risen Lord Jesus is the source of our growth. “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved [daily delivered from sin’s dominion] through His [resurrection] life” (Rom. 5:10, Amp.).

  “A great many people have the faith that seeks, but they have not a faith that rests. The Lord Jesus is here, rest in Him, let the burden go. ‘Lord, I trust Thee now; I abide in Thee now. Lord, as I think about my home problems, my business pressures, my personal difficulties in every sphere of life, I bring them all, and give them all to Thee.’ And believe that He keeps you. I am sure this rest of faith is the center of all activity.

  “You cannot work without friction until you have this rest of faith—complete dependence not only on what the Lord has done, but on what He is to you this very moment. Rest in Him. ‘God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that ye always [not sometimes] having all sufficiency in all things, may abound unto every good work’ (2 Cor. 9:8).” –

  “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7, ASV).

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

Pray for Paul K and his kidney cancer, pray that the dr’s have wisdom

For Marilyn A, depression and fear

Pray for Billie, she was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Pray for Vickie and breast cancer

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