Going Through It
Sunday September 17, 2023
1 Peter 5:8–9 NLT
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.
“Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up”.
– Thomas Edison
– Thomas Edison
Good News No matter what you are going through you will make it through!
Don’t Be Afraid Of A Shadow
Psalm 23:1-4 NKJV
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil
Genesis 1:1-4 NKJV
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
Hebrews 11:1-3 NKJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Light is always associated with power
Romans 1:16-17 NKJV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,[a] for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
Salvation = Soteria to rescue, safety, defender, health, Save
Deception has been a key element in military strategy since the Trojan Horse. Under the Soviet Union’s there is anything from false ballistic missiles to entire fake armies. Fake missile silos, The Navy was working on decoy ships and the Air Force had ground decoys of F-16 fighter jets that could turn a bare airstrip into a fake airbase.
The M-1 tank weighs about 25 pounds and collapses into a 4-by-2-foot duffle bag. In less than three minutes one person can assemble it and start a generator to create its thermal ”signature.” A tape player and loudspeakers can create the sound of an entire tank battalion.
Isaiah 54:17 NKJV
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NKJV
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Know Who’s With You
2 Kings 6:16–17 NLT
Don’t be afraid!” Elisha told him. “For there are more on our side than on theirs!” 17 Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes and let him see!” The Lord opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.