Posted on February 27, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, February

GOD SECURES HIS CHILDREN – KnowingJESUS Daily Devotional

God is always watching over us. Like the loving parent will do all things to secure and protect their children and even more than this does God want to take care of us at all times.

Zechariah 2:5. For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about,
and will be the glory in the midst of her.

Zechariah 2:8. For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye..

Beloved, the saints of old lived with awareness and the difference between them and sinners.
You too should begin to live with the same awareness.

Their is a remarkable difference between you and unbelievers. Don’t ever forget that. That was why they were not always afraid of the furnace of fire or Lions den.

Exodus 11:7. But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.

Whenever they were challenged they demanded from God to make do, His promise of differentiating them from others. See this,

Exodus 33:14-16 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest. And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

God’s presence has never ever or will ever be taking away from saints and believers at any point in time.

Genesis 39:2:-3. And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian. And his master saw that the LORDwas with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.

Exodus 3:12: And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.

Joshua 1:5: There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Beloved, these same promises God was assuring Zechariah that He had for the Jews in His days and that, they needed not to entertain any fear or be intimidated by their adversaries. These same promises are for you, nothing of the devil should not intimidate you at any time. See them.

Zechariah 2:5. For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about,
and will be the glory in the midst of her.

Zechariah 2:8. For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye..

The Bible is repleted with inexhaustible promises of God’s protection and preservation of His saints of all ages and that includes you. See some of them.

Deuteronomy 23:14: For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

Deuteronomy 32:10: He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.

Psalms 17:8: Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

Psalms 46:7 -12. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.

Psalms 105:13 -5. When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes .Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Isaiah 4:5: And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.

Isaiah 8:8 -10. And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel. Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.

Isaiah 12:6: Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

Isaiah 26:1:-2. In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks. Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

Isaiah 33:21: But there the glorious LORD will beunto us a place of broad rivers and streams; wherein shall go no galley with oars, neither shall gallant ship pass thereby.

Isaiah 41:10: ¶Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 60:18 -19. Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction
within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise. The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory.

Beloved as you take advantage of these promises, always remember they are conditioned to your continual holier walk and obedience to God. Do not fall into the snare of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.

Sin makes them loose God’s presence and drove them out of the garden of God, His paradise on earth. Please be guided.

Jeremiah 5:25. Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.

Dearly beloved, it is true that you might be living in the same apartment or quarters with unbelievers. It might be true that you work in the same office and boarded the same plane, ship or train. Their is a remarkable difference between you and them.

Be mindful of it at all times and always take advantage of it. Never allow any being or anyone to intimidate you. You have with you at all times a supernatural being accompanying you every where you are going.

1 John 4:4. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

In addition, this unconquerable personally is always at war with your adversaries, even without you knowing and contending with them, for doing you ill. Anyone and everyone that persecutes you, persecutes Him.

Acts 9:1-5. And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

2 Thessalonians 1:6: Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

Dearly beloved, Jesus severally promised believers of all ages and you in particular, uncommon, unchanging promises of protection and preservation, that differentiates you from the Worldling and nominal churchgoers. See some of them, they are inexhaustible.

Matthew 1:23: Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Mark 16:20: And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

John 14:18 – 23. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

Acts 18: 9-10 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

Hebrews 13:5-6. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

2 Timothy 4:17: Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

Revelation 22:21: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Beloved are you in anyway challenged by anyone? Is anyone trying to intimidate you? Is something happening around you that makes you to be fretting?

Is your health or that of your child challenged? You need not be afraid, because you are special to Jesus and you have unfailing promises. Covet and take advantage of them. You are blessed.

JESUS’S PROMISED PROTECTION AND PRESERVATION, THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BELIEVERS AND UNBELIEVERS. COVET IT.

Friend, one great virtue that shall characterise the lives of those that shall be part of the dawning rapture is benevolence like God the Father.. While the Worldling and nominal churchgoers are cruel to others like the devil.

This character shall guarantee God’s preference for them at all times and bring His ceaseless preservation and protection to them from all evils.

Matthew 25:40: And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:45: Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

It is very very unfortunate that one major character that shall make God to separate and distance Himself from the Worldling and nominal churchgoers is cruelty and wickedness. This same attitude shall make them not to be partakers of the rapture . See it. Make sure you are unlike these people, but be kind and helpful to others.

Psalms 50:16-22 But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? Seeing thou hatest instruction, and castest my words behind thee. When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him, and hast been partaker with adulterers. Thou givest thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother; thou slanderest thine own mother’s son. These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Matthew 25:41-46. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

But for believers like you that shall be ready and partake in that glorious event, their lifestyles have resemblance to God the Father and Jesus His son. See them.

1. They are benevolent. This attitude will always draw God to them and make them special.

Matthew 25:31-40 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 10:42. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

2. They depend solely on God for preservations from every evil and satanic snares, that can upturn their desire to partake in the dawning rapture.

2 Corinthians 1:10. Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

2 Timothy 4:18. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

The grace of God and faith in Him, shall help you to be ready on that glorious day in Jesus name.

See you at the top in Jesus name.

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