NO WEAPON THAT IS FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER!

You have probably either heard or even quoted this scripture (at least the first part of it), but there is so much more than protection against attacks.
‘No weapon formed against you shall prosper’ – This is not a promise that you will not receive attacks, or that you will not be struck by a weapon (i.e. test, trial, tribulation, suffering of any kind), but as we know we are born to the trouble (Job 5:7). The promise is that it will NOT PROSPER. Meaning that you will be able to rely on God’s hand to lift you up out of the trouble that you are in, or He will cause the trouble to turn around for your good.

Are you a Christian? Saved and born again? If so, then we know you are suffering trials, temptations, torments and attacks on your faith. In fact, Jesus says that you are hated by people simply because you are a Christian (and this happens whether they know your faith or not).

Jesus teaches: “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. ” (John 15:19 King James Version).

Because you are a Christian, people you don’t know AND people you know: friends, family members, co workers are SUDDENLY being used by the enemy to mock, harass, tempt and torment you. Those gossipers, mockers and people who are speaking lies and wickedness about you… It’s evil and God hates such works. God has proclaimed that it’s part of the inheritance of his servants to condemn their wicked tongues!

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 54:17 King James Version).

“No weapon”? God means that no matter what happens in this life, no matter WHAT – He has prepared a place for his Christian servants, and no one and nothing can destroy it. That’s the meaning of the no weapon shall prosper statement.

Now about the condemning of tongues… Keep in mind that the use of the word “condemn” is different than the meaning: to condemn to hell. We have no right to condemn in the sense of making the choice of who will go to HELL and who will not. That is between individuals and God Almighty. But God taught us that we have the right to condemn the tongue that rises against his servants!

What exactly does this mean? No one other than God is completely sure. But it seems that when evil people are spreading lies, attacks, harassment, and saying things to hurt you because they hate you (Jesus says it’s because you are a Christian), you have the right to pray (outloud so the entire spiritual realm can hear it) for the renouncing (formally rejecting) of their lies, attacks, harassment and statements, and for the condemnation of their wicked tongue in according to Isaiah 54:17.

If you do this, SOMETHING is bound to be done spiritually by God Almighty. Whether it be the punishment of such people, or the removal of their ability to speak against you, or the destruction of their plots and attacks…. something is bound to be done, whether you see the results or not. Start using what God calls your heritage and pray that the Lord intervene against your enemies (who are also God’s enemies). HOWEVER, keep in mind that God has also taught us that he alone will be the one to decide who he will destroy. He has proclaimed: VENGEANCE (destructive revenge) IS MINE! (Romans 12:19), and that we have to figure out how to for-give .

Next time you hear this scripture, pause… and remember the rest to obtain the best.

The Bible’s Viewpoint Should God Be Worshipped Through Images?

The Bible’s Viewpoint
Should God Be Worshipped Through Images?
Many was taught that images would make me feel closer to God.
Most homes was full of religious icons. We thought this made our house pleasing to God.
We would bow to certain images. We gave no thought to how this act made God feel.
Many believe that religious images help them to worship God. Is this view correct? More important, how does God feel about the matter? Consider what his written Word, the Holy Bible, says.
God’s View of Religious Images
Religious icons and idols are representations, or symbols, of anything that serves as an object of devotion or veneration. They include crosses, statues, pictures, or any other likeness of things in heaven or on the earth. Flags can also be objects of veneration.
The use of such objects in worship goes back thousands of years. Hence, in 1513 B.C.E., when giving the fledgling nation of Israel the Ten Commandments, God clearly stated his view of religious images. He said: “You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or that is on the earth underneath or that is in the waters under the earth. You must not bow down to them nor be induced to serve them, because I Jehovah your God am a God exacting exclusive devotion.”—Exodus 20:4, 5 .

Note God’s twofold prohibition: First, his people were not to make images for worship, and second, they were not to “bow down to them” or serve them. Why does our Creator forbid the making of images? One reason for not making images of God is that “no man has seen God at any time.” Jehovah is not made of physical matter but is a spirit and lives in the spirit realm. ( John 1:18; 4:24 ) A reason for not making images of anything is that God insists on “exclusive devotion.” “To no one else shall I give my own glory, neither my praise to graven images,” he says. ( Isaiah 42:8 ) For this reason, it is also wrong to make an image as an aid to worship. When an Israelite leader named Aaron did so, Jehovah was deeply offended.— Exodus 32:4-10 .
Why Not Bow Down to Them?
Regarding idols, the Bible says: “A mouth they have, but they cannot speak; eyes they have, but they cannot see; ears they have, but they cannot hear.” Then it adds this sobering warning: “Those making them will become just like them”—lifeless!—Psalm 115:4-8 .
Idol worship is also an act of injustice. Ask yourself, ‘How would I feel if I gave my child an expensive gift and he walked away and thanked a total stranger or even a lifeless object?’ That may help you to appreciate how our Creator and Life-Giver feels when others—including lifeless idols—receive the credit and worship that are due him.—
Revelation 4:11 .
Think, too, how degrading it is for a human—made in God’s own image—to venerate an inanimate object! ( Genesis 1:27 ) Concerning some who did just that, the prophet Isaiah wrote: “To the work of one’s hands they bow down, to that which one’s fingers have made. And earthling man bows down and man becomes low, and you [Jehovah God] cannot possibly pardon them.”— Isaiah 2:8, 9 .
What makes false worship even more offensive to God is that it is, in reality, the worship of demons—God’s enemies. When the Israelites abandoned Jehovah for idols, “they went sacrificing to demons, not to God,” says Deuteronomy 32:17 .
Did the early followers of Jesus Christ venerate images or use them as aids to worship? No! Jesus’ apostle John wrote: “Little children, guard yourselves from idols.” ( 1 John 5:21 ) The book
Early Church History to the Death of Constantine
states: “Nothing could possibly have been more odious to the early disciples than image-worship.”
The Right Form of Worship
Jesus said: “The true worshipers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for, indeed, the Father is looking for suchlike ones to worship him.” ( John 4:23 ) Yes, God wants us to know him as a person—his likes, his dislikes, his standards, and his purpose for us. ( John 17:3 ) In fact, that is why he had the Bible written. ( 2 Timothy 3:16 ) Also, because God “is not far off from each one of us,” we can pray to him anytime, anywhere, and without the help of religious images.— Acts 17:27.

JESUS SAVES

Jesus Has Saved Me

How can you be sure you are saved?


If you have had feelings of doubt following your decision to receive Christ, you are not alone. How can you be sure you are saved? How do Christians find confidence they will remain in their relationship with Jesus?

What must I do to be saved?

First, look to see what God says you must do to be saved. The Bible says salvation is simple. “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:31) Salvation begins with “repentance” – turning from sin and depending only on Jesus, instead of yourself or someone else. When people asked Jesus what kind of human work God likes, He said, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:29).

Second, what did God promise? “And this is what He promised us—eternal life” (1 John 2:25). It cost Jesus His own blood, giving up His life, to give you eternal life. But it was a free gift to you (Ephesians 2:8-9).

What the Bible says about being saved:

  • Jesus is the Good Shepherd, who has given His life for His sheep (John 10:11). No one can snatch them from His grip (John 10:28-29).
  • Those who come to Him will never be driven away (John 6:37).
  • Since God knows everything from the very beginning of time, His acceptance of you could not be a mistake. He does not take back His gifts. He does not take back His calling (Romans 11:29).
  • God’s children are sealed with the Holy Spirit–God’s own Spirit, living inside you. God sees you as His own child, and you can look at Him as your Father (2 Corinthians 1:22, Ephesians 1:13, 4:30, Romans 8:15).
  • You are kept in His grace, not by your good works, but by God Himself: “You are being kept by the power of God because you put your trust in Him and you will be saved from the punishment of sin at the end of the world” (1 Peter 1:5).
  • God is able to keep you from leaving your faith. He will present you clean and blameless when you meet Him in a joyful celebration of His glory (Jude 24).

As I look to Jesus, God’s power and promise make me sure of my salvation.

Feelings come and go. Our mistakes sometimes make us wonder whether we are even saved. Jesus is faithful, even when we are not. God knows our struggles and gently reminds us to look to Jesus. If you are trusting only in Jesus — His sinless life, His death for you, His return from the dead, and His faithful promises — you can know that you have eternal life (1 John 5:13).

OMNIPRESENT GOD!

Omnipresent is a big word with a simple meaning “God is all present”
He is not limited by space and time.
He is everywhere at every hour, every minute of every day (at all times).
In scripture (The Word of God) this is explained in various verses.
ACTS 17 verse 27 to 28
v27 So that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him,
though He is not far from each one of us.
V28 For in Him we live and move and exist.
Nothing exists without God whether we believe in Him or not.
ROMANS 10 verses 6 to 8
v 6 But the righteousness that comes from faith speaks like this do not say in your heart, “who will go up to heaven that is to bring Christ down or who will go down into the abyss that is to bring Christ up from the dead”
v 8 On the contrary, what does it say. The message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.
Our Lord and Our Friend is near you and wants to dwell with you.
GENESIS verse 28 verse 15
Look I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, I will bring you back to this land, for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
Omnipresence also involves vastness of being, God is not limited. God is above and beyond space and human concept.
MATTHEW 18 verse 20
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them.
That is the God we serve – ever present Lord and friend.
Immerse yourself with the thought we cannot get away from Him.
PSALM 139 verse 7
Where can I go to escape Your Spirit, Where can I flee from your presence.
Why would we want to flee from God’s presence?
I hope this short explanation of omnipresence helps you in your walk.amen.