Ever have a bad day? I know I have. Good news – God has you covered. 🙂 No one has ever had a bad day in Heaven.
Why is that? It is because in heaven God has everything covered. God also has everything covered here on earth, we just need to learn how to get access to His shelter in this mortal world.
Psalm 91:1 Whosoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I would rather be under the shadow of Almighty God than in the light of the world. If we allow ourselves to dwell in the presence of God, we will find shelter and protection from this world. Psalm 31:20 tells us that God will hide us in the shelter of His presence, safe from those who scheme and plot to work against us. The shelter of God is found in His “secret place” – His heart, and His bosom, where He and the Son are one. Only those that are redeemed by grace are invited there, and able to have intimate communion with God – by the blood of Christ.
There is shelter offered by the world that may soothe and pacify us for a short time. There is no place that this world offers where we are completely safe from harm. Osama bin Laden hid in a compound thinking that he was safe from detection and harm, but his “secret place” was found out and he is no more. The only safe place is in the shelter of God. God’s secret place is set high above the earth where we are out of reach from those who would conspire against us.
Psalm 61:2 From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than me.
Christ is the Highest Rock; He is higher than all the earth, and higher than the angels in heaven. Christ is our refuge, a strong tower in our time of need. When we are weary and in dire straits, we are covered by the shadow of God wherein lies a peaceful calm place where we are safe from all harm.
We all use the phrase, “I got you covered” all the time. We have all had someone cover us from time-to-time in life, at work, at war, or for duties that we were responsible for. Man’s covering is temporal, but God’s covering is eternal. Each and every one of us are responsible for the sin in our lives, and we were born to pay the penalty of eternal death for those iniquities. But by His sacrifice on Calvary, Christ has those covered too.
So if you are having a “bad day”, turn it over to God – He has you covered. If you are feeling vulnerable and afraid; run to your Father for protection, for in Him you will find a warm and cozy place safe from all harm. All is safe in the arms of God, He has you covered. \o/
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thanks . . . definitely needed this reminder today!
Thank you for stopping by to share – I love your page Rest in The Stillness at http://bevgore.com/ – Blessings in Christ, darrell
Hello.How do I run to Him?.
As fast as you can – You are in my prayers Hasmukh – 🙂 Darrell
Psalm 61 is one of my favorites. I needed this today. Thank you, Darrell.
Mine too, Beca – Thanks for stopping by – Much appreciated -Darrell
Darrell, thank you for another good bite against the enemy! We are victorious and covered in Christ against the enemy this Easter celebration, no matter how attacked we are. Praise the Lord!
For you bless the godly, O LORD; you surround them with your shield of love. Psalm 5:12.
Sharing good news with my friends on CB with your concurrence. OK?
Victorious Easter to you and all
Glad to share Evelyn – Thanks for stopping by – Blessings Darrell
Thanks Darrell, sharing on CB on 27 April, 2014.
A blessed week to you
“God’s got you covered”… that’s an assurance and a manifest encouragement I can’t live without. God bless you, Darrell.
God bless you Sharon. BTW I visited your page at http://againinchrist.wordpress.com/ and was blessed – Thanks for sharing grace – IN Christ, Darrell
Amen. Give it all to JESUS. Blessings to you and Gracie.
🙂 Hi Belinda – Gracie says hey – Thanks for sharing – In Christ, Darrell
I AM SO GLAD I AM COVERED BY THE FATHER AND JESUS. WITHOUT THEM I FEEL NAKED. WONDERFUL AND ENCOURAGING WORDS!!!
Thank you Sandra, Good to see you here – I appreciate you sharing, In Christ Darrell
god always bless always you Darrell
Thank you Farliy – Thanks for sharing, Darrell
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATIONS BY STEVE FINNELL
How do you suppose the story of Naaman being cured of leprosy might have been presented if it was told by contemporary theologians? What doctrinal positions might have they proclaimed?
2 Kings 5:3 She said to her mistress, “I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his Leprosy.”
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION: The only requirement mentioned to have leprosy cured is to be present with the prophet. “PRESENCE ALONE” cures leprosy.
2 Kings 5:10 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and you will be clean.”
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION: In the original Greek language “will be restored,” actually means, already has been restored.
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION: Water cannot wash away leprosy. That would be nothing but works. Man can do nothing to be cleansed of leprosy. God does it all.
2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Behold, I thought, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.’
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION: Naaman was correct. Just have the prophet say the sinners prayer and waver his hand and Naaaman’s leprosy would have been cured. Explanation: washing seven times in the Jordan river was just an act of obedience, it had nothing to do with curing leprosy.
2 Kings 5:14 So he went went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION: Namman dipped, poured or sprinkled himself seven times because his leprosy has already been cured.
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION: Naaman’s baptism was a spiritual baptism. There was no water in the river and water does not mean water anyway.
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION: Naaman baptized himself in water seven times so he could join the local church.
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION: Naaman’s flesh was restored because he had faith in the God of the prophet Elisha. Faith alone washes away leprosy. Baptism in the dirty river Jordan was not essential to cleanse leprosy!
POSSIBLE CONTEMPORARY EXPLANATION: The entire 5th chapter of second Kings has been mistranslated. You really cannot trust the Bible.
IT WAS ESSENTIAL FOR NAAMAN TO DIP (BAPTIZE) HIMSELF IN THE JORDAN RIVER SEVEN TIMES TO HAVE HIS LEPROSY WASHED AWAY!
WHEN IT COMES TO CHRISTIAN BAPTISM WOULD IT NOT BE BETTER TO BELIEVE GOD’S WORD WITHOUT TRYING TO EXPLAIN AWAY THE TRUTH THAT DOES NOT CONFORM TO YOUR DOCTRINAL POSITIONS?
HAVING A HONEST, PRAYERFUL, UNBIASED APPROACH IS ESSENTIAL TO UNDERSTANDING THE “WORD OF GOD.”
(All Scripture quotes from:NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)
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