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Vision: To reach the world on the internet to fulfill the command of Jesus in Matthew 28:19-20 – “to go into all the world and teach all nations”.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE

GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE
By Pastor Mark Taylor

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?  Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.” (Romans 8:28-33)
If you’re a child of God, God is for you! He’s on your side. God is for us, not against us!
He loves you very much .  Since God is for us, who can be against us. The passage  above implies that only those who continually love God are the ones for whom this promise is for.   “Whoever knows and obeys my commandments is the person who loves me. Those who love me will have my Father’s love, and I, too, will love them and show myself to them.” (John 14:21)

Salvation is about accepting God’s invitation to let Him love you. Salvation is the ultimate expression of love.  You might feel rejected by the world, but that’s okay, you’ve got a heavenly cheering section that’s rooting you on.  If something isn’t working right in your relationship with God, then you better check your side because nothing’s wrong with His side. 

One of the purposes behind God’s plan was to see those who love Him be conformed to the image of Jesus.

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect His will really is.”  Romans 12:2 

God is bigger than our problems. His plans are bigger than our problems.  When we are suffering through difficult times, we can know that God will cause the bad situation to work together for good.

Satan can be Against Us.  Have you ever felt like nothing good ever happens to you?  That somebody else is getting the blessing you need.  Have you ever said to yourself, why can’t God bless me?

There’s a covenant between you and your God that is in force and there’s no devil big enough to break the blood covenant between you and God.   The feelings of isolation, loneliness, and abandonment that you have faced are nothing more than the enemy trying to bring you down. God is own your side.

Life situations can be against us.  You know life can be awfully hard and bad at times.
There are diseases, distresses, sorrows & sadnesses.  Mix in a few sinful mistakes, and life can seem heavy.  But God is on your side.  He is for you and help you overcome what ever is against you. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?  When the wicked came against me To eat up my flesh, My enemies and foes, They stumbled and fell. Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war may rise against me, In this I will be confident.”  Psalm 27:1-3

We can be against ourselves.  It’s a constant tug of war between the Spirit and the flesh.   “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41

Since God is for us, who can be against us. Since He’s given His own precious dear son, “how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things”. Remember, this isn’t a blanket of selfish ambition for us, but the desire to have what God wants us to have - Peace, patience, kindness, goodness… help, hope, encouragement!  “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.”  Psalm 84:11

Jesus said “And whatsoever you shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it” 
John 14:13-13

God is ready to help you when you call upon Him.   “casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7