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FAITH FOUNDATION

The foundation of our lives consists in what we believe and who do we trust. God Almighty is a faith God. By faith, He spoke the worlds into

into existence. By the power of that spoken word, they remain. We must understand that faith in the Everlasting God is our foundation and that what we say in the storms of life must be what God says - not what we see! When we see disaster on the horizon, let us lift up our eyes to Heaven and ask God for help, revelation, courage, and power to stand in victory. The Word of God, revealed to us, is our foundation. Speaking that word will see us through any storm. It is urgent that we hide the Word of God in our heart so that in a storm that is what will come out. Anything else will lead to defeat and destruction.

LET GOD BE GOD

There is a song that we sing that says these are the days of Elijah. What were the days of Elijah? Days in Israel when they were serving other gods. The people knew who God Almighty was, but they served "other gods". In America today it seems that people are serving "other gods" such as selfishness, pleasure, riches, and fame, etc. They acknowledge God, but they do not know Him nor do they serve Him. The same call goes out today that was the call when Jesus walked this earth: Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! May we each examine ourselves before God to make sure that He IS God in our lives.

FOUNDATION

Jesus gave the example of the wise man who built his house upon the rock and the foolish man who built his house on the sand. It appears that today many people and nations that at one time had their "house" on the rock which represents Jesus, have now moved their house to the sand. The wise man had to dig deep in order to get his foundation on the rock therefore when the winds of adversity blew that rock did not move. On the other hand when the wind blows so does the sand. Jesus said that stormy winds would come, but those whose house was on the rock would be safe. Where is the foundation of your house?

GRACE AND TRUTH

Grace and truth - God’s grace and God’s truth - came to us through Jesus our Savior and Lord. The fullness of the gift of Jesus is ours to receive. John 1:16-17 KJV

And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

REFUGE

Where can we find a peaceful refuge? In the secret place with the Most High God as our fortress. Psalm 91:1-2 KJV

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.

TRIM THE WICK

Have you ever lost your electricity and tried to burn an oil lamp? Sometimes when you light it there is a nice glow showing through the glass chimney. But other times it doesn’t want to light and when it does light, the chimney gets so smoked up you cannot see the glow. What to do? You clean the chimney, but... if you do not trim the wick the same thing will happen again when you try to light the lamp. Let us learn from the "lamp". We too must trim our wick...change our thoughts and clean up our lives. Why? The world judges us by what they see us do and hear us say. May each of us be determined not to let anything in our lives hide the light of the world which is Jesus who lives in us.

LIVE IN TRUTH

PUT ON THE ARMOR OF GOD! IT’S YOUR ARMOR! You say: I don’t understand why this armor is important! This is spiritual armor because the battle we are in is a spiritual battle! We must have the belt of truth on so that we can know what is truth, what is fiction, what is an untruth, and what is a perversion of the truth. Where are we going to find the answer of truth? In the Bible of God’s Holy Word. You may say I don’t understand the Bible. Ask God for understanding. None of us understand the Bible perfectly, but what we do understand we are to act on. We can all walk in love. We can all say to someone else: Jesus loves you! Have a good day! We can all smile! Let your light shine to others, so they may see Jesus in you.

STAND

How are we going to keep standing in today’s world? We know we must stand, but it seems that "life" attacks us from every side. There is a verse of scripture in Isaiah 59 that says that when the devil comes in like a flood, God will raise a standard against him. God’s standard is Jesus. May we stand against the wiles of life and the devil in the name of Jesus. God’s banner over us is Jesus and His love for us. As we stand up in the power of God and the name of Jesus, we will find that the attack of the devil will be turned away. We must remember when we are attacked, that the power of Almighty God and the Name of Jesus will turn the worst of attacks away. Stand up!! Wear your armor!! Use your weapons!! Victory is yours!!

ARMOR

Do you have armor? Do you need some armor? The answer is yes and yes! We have the armor of God. We must wear it! Ephesians 6, says that we must put on the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, the gospel on our feet, the helmet of salvation, the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. This is the armor of God which we must wear. You may be thinking: I don’t know what to do with it. In order for us to be able to use this armor effectively, we must then pray and ask God for directions. He will give them to us. Remember to keep the armor on, so that you will be able to stand and not fall.

OVERCOMERS

How can we stand? We must stand in the strength that comes from God. If we try to stand in our own strength or in someone else’s strength, we will fail. The arm of flesh has always failed. We are human therefore we are fallible. When we stand in the strength of God and on His Word, we will not fail. We may be persecuted, but we will not fail. You say: I don’t want to be persecuted! Nobody does! But sometimes when we stand up for Jesus, we may receive persecution. Why? The devil hates Jesus, therefore he will persecute all those who stand up for Jesus. Should that stop us? NO! Stand up in the power and might of God and be counted. Be an OVERCOMER!