July 7, 2018

July 7

With you I can run through a whole troop of men, with my God I can leap a wall.  Psalm 18:30 CJB           Amen, yes I can!

1 Samuel 19

The Lord saved David through his best friend Jonathan.  God will always have someone there for us as He sees fit if it not be the day we go home with Him.  Again, David’s wife was there by God’s doing with wisdom for David to escape Saul’s wrath.  Again, the Lord reinforces in my heart that until it is time for me to breathe my last, His protection covers me.  This must have been an amusing sight in Samuel’s eyes (those who came near prophesying and Saul's behavior).  Thrice, the enemy could do no harm. 

Isaiah 63

None were there to help our God so He has done it all Himself for us.  I should never feel offended if there are none to assist for God is with me and I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me! 

I will make known the Lord’s faithful love and the Lord’s praiseworthy acts, because of all the Lord has done for us—
even the many good things he has done for the house of Israel, which he did for them based on his compassion and the abundance of his faithful love.

Acts 15

Whenever there is disagreement amongst the leaders, it must be settled by the Holy Spirit, from those who have the wisdom to do so and unity and peace must return!

John 13:34-35: 34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Bottom line – we are cleansed by faith and God’s grace, not by works, yet there are still a few things that our Lord forbids that comes from the Law: 28 For it was the Holy Spirit’s decision—and ours—not to place further burdens on you beyond these requirements: 29 that you abstain from food offered to idols, from blood, from eating anything that has been strangled, and from sexual immorality. You will do well if you keep yourselves from these things.

Unfortunately Paul and Barnabas got into a tiff and parted ways during this time.  They do reconcile later as well as with John Mark.  Their parting of ways did allow them to go and reach more people on their mission journeys.  God will certainly use man caused circumstances for His glory anyway!

Meditate & Apply: God protects me so I never have to fear anything!  God’s compassion and faithful love had Him do it all for our salvation.  I must daily offer thanks to my God for He is beyond good!  I am never alone for the Lord is always with me and has actually taken care of everything for me.  Spirit filled people with wisdom are necessary in my life.  There is no reason to stay stuck!  Not to ask those with more experience than I would be foolish.  We have many times called on people like the Hilton’s for wisdom regarding situations.  I have also spoken to my spiritual mom when I needed direction.  The Lord can use any circumstance so no worries!  The best outcome is always reconciliation! 

 

Constitution for the United States of America

Article. III.

Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.

Section. 2. The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority; — to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls; — to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction; — to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party; — to Controversies between two or more States; — between a State and Citizens of another State [Modified by Amendment XI]; — between Citizens of different States; — between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.

Section. 3. Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.