Bill Stockham | PentecostalTheology.com
“…man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward. “But if I were you, I would APPEAL TO GOD; I would LAY MY CAUSE BEFORE HIM. HE PERFORMS WONDERS that cannot be fathomed, MIRACLES that cannot be counted.” (Job 5:7-9) [We are faced with the fact that trouble often comes our way, so what should we do? The writer says appeal to God, plea, or make request to Him! Our Abba Father performs miracles, and wonders motivated by His awesome love for us!] “The LORD is a REFUGE for the oppressed, a STRONGHOLD in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have NEVER FORSAKEN THOSE WHO SEEK YOU.” (Psa. 9:9-10) [No matter how awful things may seem the Lord IS ALWAYS our shelter and our protection!] “The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land. You, LORD, HEAR THE DESIRE OF THE AFFLICTED; you ENCOURAGE them, and you LISTEN to their cry…” (Psa. 10:16-17) [Thank you Abba Father, that you always hear our cry and are WELL AND ABLE to do something about our trouble!] “Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and WE ARE HIS; we are HIS PEOPLE, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; GIVE THANKS to Him and PRAISE HIS NAME.” (Psa. 100:3-4) [I thank you Abba Father that I AM YOURS, my wife is yours, my children and all my family are yours, WE BELONG TO YOU! Each one hearing this IS YOURS! We are washed in the blood of the Lamb, our names are written in the Book of Life!] “Look, I AM COMING SOON! My reward is with me, and I WILL GIVE TO EACH PERSON ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” (Rev. 22:12-14) [What must we do? BELIEVE IN HIM!]
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that JESUS IS COMING SOON! HIS REWARD IS WITH HIM, AND HE WILL GIVE TO US ACCORDING TO WHAT WE HAVE DONE!