Notes To Encourage, Edify and Comfort

Notes To Encourage, Edify and Comfort

Stand Fast

Stand fast and fear not.

Keep your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

Let your faith, hope and trust rest in Him.

Be diligently about the Father’s business.

Be led by the Holy Spirit.

Walk in peace.

Walk in love.

Seek to win souls….share the Good News of the Kingdom, the message of Salvation, and the glorious hope we have in Christ.

Make disciples….take the time to impart some of what God has given you to other Believers to help them grow strong and mature in the Faith.

Don’t get weary in well-doing, nor distracted and paralyzed by the cares of this world.

Stand fast.

Stay Focused

Be careful not to get caught up in vain arguments with those opposing the Faith.

Remember that the things of the Spirit are spiritually discerned and understood, and God is the revealer of Truth; you cannot force others to believe or to agree.

Remember also that our battle is not against flesh and blood; it is not against human beings.

It is against satan and demonic forces…..principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places.

Trying to fight spirit with flesh is vain.

Clothe yourself in the whole armor of God so you may be able to withstand in these evil days and fight with the mighty spiritual weapons He has given us…..the Word, the Name of Jesus, and the Blood of Jesus.

Stay focused.

Walk Worthy

Walk worthy of the calling of God on your life.

Do not bring reproach to the Name of Christ.

Live according to the principles, morals and ethics of the Word.

Know that Grace is not a license to sin.

Be a shining example to others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Know that everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution so don’t be discouraged or dismayed when it comes.

Blessed are you when you suffer persecution for righteousness sake because yours is the Kingdom.

Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Jesus; rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven.

You can not be a friend of the world and a friend of God.

Walk worthy.

Do Not Be Moved

Do not be moved by the rising tide of hatred and antagonism toward Believers in Jesus Christ.

Do not be moved by the scorners of The Word, its truths, principles, practices and morals.

Do not be moved by the mockers of the Church, God’s chosen and called out people.

Do not be moved by the insidious spirit of the antichrist.

Anchor down in God.

Do not be moved.

Be Encouraged

Know the Most High God, your Father, is Sovereign.

He is the only True and Living God, Jehovah, the Self-Existing Eternal One.

He is Holy, Almighty, All-Powerful, Loving and Wise.

There is none like Him……there has been and never shall be!

His Kingdom is eternal.

His Word is eternal, true and forever settled in heaven.

His purposes shall stand.

The gates of hell shall not prevail against His Church, and you are His Church.

Be encouraged.

Know God Loves You

God loves you.

No natter what happens, hold fast to this Truth.

Nothing can change it…don’t let circumstances cloud it.

God loves you so much that while you were still a sinner, He gave His only Son up to die a horrendous death on a cross for you so He could redeem you to Himself and have a relationship with you.

What love!

God’s love for you is immeasurable.

His love for you is everlasting.

There is nothing that can separate you from His love.

Know God loves you.

No matter how the enemy rages against the Most High God, His Word, His Kingdom, His Plans, His principles, His Purposes and His People, he shall not prevail so keep standing, keep believing, keep hoping, keep trusting, keep praying, keep obeying, keep worshipping, keep praising and hold on to your Faith because in the end, we win!

Selah!

Kim

Copyright © 2020 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

Photo by bongkarn thanyakij from Pexels

Sudden Death Strikes Again

Sudden Death Strikes Again

“God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.”

Psalm 46:1 – NKJV

Have You Ever Experienced The Sudden Death Of A Close Loved One?

Have you ever experienced the sudden death of a very close loved one?

I have…three times.

Today I write with mixed feelings.

There is joy, yet there is sorrow.

There is peace, yet there is some perplexity.

But praise the Lord, underlying it all is hope and rest in the Lord and the Truth of His Word.

Sudden Death Strikes

Joining the ranks with my father and old brother, both of whom passed away suddenly, on Monday, my cousin Frank Claude, also known as Prophet Frank passed away suddenly and went to be with the Lord.

Frank was a blessing to my life in so many ways…he was a brother, friend, prayer partner, confidant, support, spiritual covering, helper, encourager, protector and more. He was passionate about the Word, passionate about family and passionate about seeking and doing the Lord’s will and encouraging others to do the same.

I will miss our times of mutual edification and sharing and revelation about the Lord, the Word, the Kingdom, Divine Purpose, life and its vicissitudes, prophetic insights and prayers…and I’m forever grateful for his faithful prayer covering over my life and the lives of my husband and children…and for the many prayers offered up for so many of my extended family members.

Sudden Death Is Never Easy

Sudden death is never easy; it leaves you temporarily riveted in so many ways…

  • It brashly disrupts your mental, emotional and physical equilibrium.
  • It brazenly reminds you of the frailty of life.
  • It soberingly reminds you of the importance of living ready to meet the Lord.
  • It forcefully causes you to candidly evaluate the relationships in your life to see if and where any adjustments need to be made.

Sudden death is never easy…and it is powerful.

Gratefulness In The Face Of Sudden Death

One thing I am so grateful for is that in each instance where I’ve experienced the sudden death of a close loved one, all of my loved ones had received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and Lord and had a relationship with God through faith in Him so I know, as the Word tells us, they have gone on to be with the Lord and that one day, I will see each of them again…praise the Lord…\0/…in the midst of everything, that gives me comfort and peace.

I’m also grateful for the many prayers that are going up and covering me and my family and Frank’s wife and children during this difficult time…believe me when I say that prayers lighten the burden and make a great difference.

And Father, I am grateful for Frank’s life, for all the times we shared and for the many blessings you imparted to my life through Him…thank You.

As I close, I thank you for your prayer that our Father, the God of all comfort will comfort us all as only He can as we go through this season…and I pray that should you and your family travel this road in the future, that He would do the same for you.

“Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4 – NIV

Shalom,

Kim

Copyright © 2019 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled Words” Blog, All rights reserved.

Picture courtesy of ” StockSnap Images 27563” – http://www.pixabay.com