fear of God

Divine Deliverance

“As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.” – 2 Chronicles 20:22,23 I love how the Lord always exceeds our expectations. We saw yesterday that Jehoshaphat and the Judean army set out to face a trio of rogue nations in a posture of worship. Having heard from the Holy Spirit that they would be granted victory over their enemies — something that seemed humanly impossible — they confidently took God at His Word, and boy, did He show up! Because ancient troops were like desert raiders who had the traits of pirates or Vikings, they were rough and

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Growing closer…

“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, ‘Abba, Father.’”Gr -Romans 8:15 When we fear God, we grow closer to him. We know his power, we know that he’s dangerous, we know that he has control, and we know that he loves us. Fearing God takes away fear in our lives. That’s why intimacy with a dangerous God is central to growing as a disciple with Jesus. God is bigger than anything that you face in life. And when you realize that in your guts and bones, it doesn’t always make the fear go away but it gives you courage to say no. It gives you the courage to say yes to God’s calling. Amen? We aren’t the ones with the power, we aren’t the ones with the

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