LETTER OF ENCOURAGEMENT ACCORDING TO THE SPOKEN WORD OF OUR GOD –
YOU ARE RIGHTEUS, HOLY AND BLAMELESS IN THE EYES OF GOD THE FATHER THROUGH AND IN CHRIST
We abide in Christ by following his commands:
And His commands are not burdensome. 1.John 5:3. We must love one another. By loving one another we fulfill whole Law. And as God loves us, we love one another.
“Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it:
‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:37–39).
So, we make sure that we’re keeping his commands and maintaining our connection through intimate prayer, trust, and submission. As John reminds us:
“The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us”
(1 John 3:24).
When we abide in Him and He in us, than we are truly saved and secured. The same way as Abraham was saved and secured in his days by fearing and trusting God, so are we. Abraham feared God - gave food to the travelers; closed those who needed it; planted vineyards for the poor and much more; and just believed God. And Abraham is the only one example of God's holy people back than. There are many of them who was just a simple human beings with the same strougles and daily burdens as we have, yet they stayed in faith and was delivered always.
And now we pray -
"... give attention to your servant's prayer and his plea for mercy, LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day."
1 Kings 8:28.
We must be carefull to Trust in the LORD with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding; in all our ways submit to him, and he will make our paths straight.
Do not be wise in our own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to our bones. Honor the LORD with our wealth, with the firstfruits of all our crops; then our barns will be filled to overflowing, and our vats will brim over with new wine.
Also - Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you--you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32.
“…Now when Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said,
“The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’
For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you….” Luke 17:20-21.
And if the kingdom is already in us, around us and within us - (we received it when we believed)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap; they have no storehouse or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds!
But we must believe in the every God's written Word and more over - live by that.
Solomon wrote in Proverbs 14:12that
“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” (emphasis added throughout).
“O LORD, I know that people's lives are not their own; it is not for them to direct their steps.
” (Jeremiah 10:23).
Yes - All a person's ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
Therefore - Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
(Proverbs 3:6; Proverbs 16:3; Psalm 37:5; Psalm 55:22; 1 Peter 5:7).
For it is so, so easy to get trapped by this world cares and get frightened hearing all the news on social media and networks. It is easy to begin to listen Satan’s whisperings that you are not good enough; or there can come thoughts into our minds which begin to trouble us; or that God will not forgive us some things even if we ask.
There is a fear that economic crisis could get worse; there is a fear of becoming victims of violence; fear of many kinds of abuse, sexual assault, discrimination; fear of being rejected and abandoned; fear from dying and so on and on….
People not knowing God and even those who know Him - living based on feelings, seeings, on own understanding according to life’s experiences and upbringing not trusting God’s word which is pure wisdom and sure help in trouble - truly and deeply may become overwhelmed by fear and worries, they can become desperate and discouraged even till the point of death - deep depression, getting sicknesses and illnesses.
Even for Christians who call on the Lord and pray and trust in Him, the life’s circumstances may become so heavy that the exit from dark pit is not visible and longing to depart from this world seems so sweet that some wait with impatience for the time the LORD will take them to Himself.
Even we know Jesus and talk to Him (with our understanding thinking so) face to face, anyway, it is easy to loose night’s rest and begin to live in stress about tomorrow, about loved ones, jobs or something, or anything else.
For this reason we must to know our Father God and make close, intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. We must rely on Holy Spirit’s leading, counselling and guiding.
Remember this: - when the righteous cry out, the LORD hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.
And God is promised to supply for all our needs; He comforts us and heels all our diseases and so much more. HE LOVES US.
He is the ONE who redeems our life from the deepest pits. He satisfies our heart’s desires with good things….
In the Bible is also said that
“…the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities; He has compassion on those who fear Him; He remembers that we are dust; the Lord’s love is with those who fear Him….” (Psalm 103:1-22).
And no good thing God withholds from those who fear Him.
Than I think and ponder in my heart – how to lead life so, that we who are His children in Christ Jesus; who call on Him day and night, could be loved, secured and prospered so (though He loves us anyway) that the world seeing us, begin to praise God and want HIM to be their God too?
Is it our lack of faith or something else, that sometimes we are so hurt that our hearts are broken and souls weared out; and we are cast into so great need that the world around us are laughing at us and mocking on account of God because there are needs not satisfied and visible to all? But maybe not yet? For all good things comes from God just in the right time. For God the Father is never too late….
Anyway, this I know for sure.
He is always with us and never will leave us nor forsake us. No matter how hard circumstances have aroused, there is our Father who cares for us a mother cares for her children. As a father cares and disciplines his children so our heavenly Father cares and disciplines us, may we became mature and of sound mind lacking nothing. (James 1:4).
But in any circumstance, pain, suffering and hardship, I thank Him for all His gifts and for His love to me; for His patience with me and how gently He led me through times when there was nothing and I did not know Him yet; but He was at work in my life already. I thank Him for that time when HE took me by the hand and led, and comforted and LOVED so, that I felt His love.
I thank Him for He lifted me up from the bed of sickness and fed me while I was on that bed. I thank Him for roof over my head, even it is leaking when rain hits. But it is mine roof! I thank Him because He keeps my family safe so that about them my mind is at ease. And even my husband banished me out of my house, now I have another house for which I am so thankful. It is mine! And even there are still so heavy yoke on my neck, I thank the God my Father for soft pillows and warm blankets which now are mine. And even there still are sometimes so unbearable, painful burdens on my shoulders, I thank my heavenly, lovingly Father for I have food to eat and clean water to drink.
And I definitely thank my Lord for saving me all those times when I even was not aware that I must be saved and protected. I thank Him thousands upon thousands times for things for which I even do not know or understand that I must to give Him thanks. I thank and praise my God the Father for His great love to me.
I thank Him and praise because I know that I do not see whole picture yet. But He does.
I thank Him for it is He who gave me this service to pray for you. I thank Him so much that He helped me with all things to establish this ministry and now you who read, I pray, may you come to the LORD and by making Him your Lord and King may you see the light in this dark world. and may receive grace and help in your time of need.
I know that everything what is going on in your life and mine, there is a reason for that. But because we trust in our God, our Creator who is our Saviour, Refuge, Shepherd, and Rook - at the end everything will be just fine. After our testing we will come out of the furnace of fire refined as the silver and gold.Isaiah 48:10; Psalm 66:10; James 1:3-4.
Saviour means not only – the way to heaven. It means that He is the Saviour from our burdens already now, while we live here on this earth, in this dark world. For Jesus come not only to give us way to the Father, but also may we have abundant life here on earth. (John 10:10; Psalm 16:11; Isaiah 48:17).
And than I ask! Holy, righteous, dear, lovingly Father, - but what good is there for YOU when Your children cry! What is good or honourable for YOU when those who are outside of Your family mock those who are Your children accepted in Your Royal family?
And I found out that the consolation here is one – the Holy Spirit comes and comforts us and prays for us. He is our helper, leader, guider in all the Truth and great Advocate. He is our teacher and the One who living in us, works so that all things for those who are His, may work out just fine. Right now He is present and He intercedes together with Jesus for all of us who are in trouble, poor and needy.
Because we strongly know that
in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.
We love Him and we are called. Isn’t? Though the truth is that He loved us first. (1 John 4:19; 1 John 4:10, 20).
But those who say,
“…He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if He wants him, for he/ she said, 'I am the Son/ daughter of God.”
And "He trusts in the LORD," they say, "let the LORD rescue him. Let Him deliver him, since he delights in Him."
But I am saying to all of you - the time is coming and they all will see the Glory of our GOD. They will see that the God is loving, good, faithful and keeps His Word so that it never comes to Him back empty, not fulfilled.
So, we pray and pray; for we know that Daniel also prayed for 21 days. And it was because the devil was doing his filthy works the same as he is doing now. Keeping us from receiving that what for we pray; and much more.
But because our Lord is always with us and in us and we in Him, - we do not lose our heart even all world crushes around us; but instead we fearlessly and boldly pray and believe that no good thing God our Father withholds from us if and when we seek Him with all our heart. We put all armour of God and stand tall our days which full with evil and trouble. They all will come to the end. And believe!
Rejoicing will come! You and me, we will sing new song to the Lord. But for now. It is no matter how hard we are pressed. Rejoice in the Lord and wait quietly for Him. For He will come; He will not delay nor your supplications, nor your requests. For if you pray to Him with pure heart in your spirit and in Truth, He hears you. He know all about you and me, and our troubles.
Psalm 84:11; Psalm 34:9; Proverbs 10:3; Matthew 6:33.
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you go through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, and the flames will not set you ablaze.”
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness. Behold, all who rage against you will be ashamed and disgraced; those who contend with you will be reduced to nothing and will perish.…”
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Yes, God is our ever present help in trouble. He is our refuge, shield, the best friend.... In one word – He is all we need.
True is also that all who live apart from God their Creator and Father - unrecognized longings deep in the human souls dwell; emptiness, depression and other evils are present in the lives of people who live denying Him. And that is visible too.
So, how to accept and believe in God’s spoken word and allow Him to be the King over every aspect of our life. How to seek Him every morning; how to commit to Him all we do, all we are and all we have? By faith! Sometimes it is seems so impossible and foolish. I know that too.
But about the things which troubles our souls - in spite of God’s great promises which all are YES in Christ Jesus - I pray to You My God and my LORD, who created the heavens and the earth!
I pray to You - increase my faith and help my unbelief!
Heavenly Father! You can do all things! You can fix even things unfixable, extremely broken and utterly crushed. You can fix the situations which seems completely hopeless, irredeemable, desperate, wretched, miserable and sorrowful.
For according to the Jesus Christ’s Gospel (not according to religious rules and regulations), we, the children of God are made righteous, holy and blameless from the moment we accept Jesus as our Saviour and Lord. And Almighty God now sees us through His Son because of the blood He shed for us. If God sees us through Jesus, He sees us as Jesus – righteous, holy and blameless. And any time a trouble or worry come, we have direct access to the God who made the heavens and the earth; and to whom all things are possible. His hand are never too short to save us from your troubles.
And now through Jesus we have the power and knowledge to stand tall, and to pray boldly so that all the evil spirits flee from us in the name of Jesus. This world is ruled by many powers, rulers, authorities, but Christ Jesus got victory over all of them. And now through Him we, when we make Him our refuge and fortress, we are in safety and security.
Tell me if that is not true!
And God, who never slumbers or sleeps, is always watching over us with His loving eye. So because of that, we are sure, - if we put all our trust in Him; if we make Him to be our refuge and help (Psalm 91), than He will never allow this world’s dark powers to harm us.
Be absolutely sure that He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber.” And because -
The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is the shade on your right hand, you will dwell in safety, security and peace. (Psalm 121:3-5).
Every morning we make Him to be our hiding place, our refuge, and He will protect us from all our troubles, and surround us with the songs of deliverance!
“The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed and a stronghold in times of trouble.”
Great is our God’s goodness which He lays on those who fear, honour and respect Him; He lays His goodness on those who willingly and gladly trust in Him.
“…In the cover of His presence He hide you from the plots of men; He store you in His shelter from the strife of tongues…”
Yes, the true children of Almighty God may be and will be persecuted, misunderstood, rejected or assaulted one or in an another way,
but take heart and be strong in the Lord.
Paul in second letter to Timothy, in verse 3:12, also is telling that – “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus, will be persecuted…”
Jesus Himself confirmed that with the words: “If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also….” (John 15:20).
And if sometimes our own heart fails than having all hope this call to mind!!!
“The faithful, steadfast and great love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself,
"The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him."
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD….”