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THE HAND OF GOD

 

Dear Friends,

During a time of worship on Sunday morning, the Holy Spirit showed me the hand of God and the importance of clinging to His hand. Only in the Lord will you find safety, direction, love, life and everything you could ever want. We have been told to only worship the Lord and that is what it means to have security by hanging on to Him. We are but dust, and our frame is an old body that we carry around, and it’s almost as if our spirit is in a cage, and we have to learn to deal with the things of this world (the flesh). The cares of the world are going to try and tear you away from the hand of the Lord. We have an example in the Israelites of old who saw the hand of God and even put their hand in His hand, but when they were hungry, they took their hand away from Him, began to complain and got into fear.

We can look back and see that if you’re hungry, you’re probably going to be afraid and act like that; after all, the natural man behaves in such a manner. Whereas, the man in Christ looks at that hunger and desire for water and says, “I have my hand in God and He will provide that which I need, and if not, it’s good because everything God does is good.” We need to stay focused, abide in Christ and keep our hand in His. When things don’t look very good, it’s because the Devil is making a picture that’s ugly or just the world we’re in which is not in agreement with God’s point of view. It is important to remember that we are only here temporarily, and by the grace of God, we are going to develop prevailing faith because we’re clinging to the Lord. That’s how we strengthen our faith, by keeping our hand in His hand.

Blessings in Christ,

Carole West

 

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.” (1 Peter 1:3-9)


Volume 15, Issue 5