The same force that WILL move a mountain on our behalf is the same force that keeps us grounded
when something seems to come at us. Whether that be fear, famine or foe. Ever notice that all the bad things of life (are the result of lack) Fear is a lack of faith, Famine is a lack of food (as well as wisdom) just like that expression; [give a man a fish he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime]
A Foe is created when their is lack of trust; the person is void of true generosity, natural affection, there is no love, no kinship. So how dangerous is lack of faith?
Gods word says that we will have authority through HIM to accomplish things that otherwise would not be possible (by the standards of this world). Not one of those things are employed until we are in a situation of stark contrast. Raising of the dead only happens when a life appears to be lost. Seas are only parted when it appears that there is no avenue. (Exodus 14) <--- I always think of it as "Exit us" LOL...Giants fall to the ground only when we load up our slingshot with that pebble of faith! (1 Samuel 17:50)
Are we gone with the wind? Moved by opinion, swayed by the masses, shifted by the the direction of the strongest wind? If so, you might be headed for a very rough ride, full of disappointment and confusion. Knowing how to make up ones own mind, is part of it, BUT we are called to have the mind of Christ. He and He alone should orchestrate why you hold certain beliefs and why those beliefs are reassessed, reconfirmed and reasserted.
The enemy has a quiver of darts ready to hurl, all the time. Self doubt and his attempts to undermine us through our very own acquaintances. You need to be guarded & shielded all the day long having that (Ephesians 6 Armor) always on. Sure, we know all about the armor, but have we ever stopped to consider the undergarments. the necessities that are a buffer between us and this protective gear. Yes we need the breastplate of righteousness, the sword of truth, feet shod in righteousness. We also need to make sure whats closest to us, is kept at it's best. Our thoughts, beliefs & intentions, that internal programming will most assuredly affect our comfort as its always present and closest to our immediate experiences.
The word says, you were worth dying for, you are loved, you will Not be left alone; defenseless, fatherless, without hope. God can cause anyone to pour into your lap, all that He has for you, without expectation for reciprocity. God can remove and move anything that you entrust Him for. We are made strong in our weakness, again, the stark contrast; trust in Him to be Your immovable force.
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more for ever. 14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. 15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: 16 but lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
1 Corinthians 2:16
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.
He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Ephesians 6:10-1810 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
1 Samuel 17:50
So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
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