There is evil waxing stronger each day as the world is reeling from one chaotic incident to another. The internet, YouTube, and other media has connected us together as we watch and read about the attacks in Nice, France: a truck plowing into a crowd of people and continuing to mow down innocent children and adults who were out celebrating Bastille Day (similar to July 4th Independence Day festivities in the USA) -- And how other horrors, tragedies, unrest, and killings, fighting and oppression occur around the globe. Terror has no language barrier! Fear, anger, lust, and pride are universal sources of the evil we are witnessing. BUT the LORD, in 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.” (NKJV)
We CAN be guarded from the evil one when we choose to seek the Lord and daily enter His presence. HE will prepare us and keep us safe in these last days. We recently wrote about being “Cloaked from the Enemy,” and “An Antidote to Terrorism.” When we believe in Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, (John 3:16) we have a place of refuge IN HIM. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)
The LORD spoke these words a while ago, but they are pertinent today. We can rest in true safety and security under His wings. (Psalm 91) Jesus has bequeathed us His Shalom peace (John 14:27) and all we need to do is avail ourselves of it. Seek the Lord’s presence and receive His promises daily!
In His Garden
“Seek to come away with Me in My garden. Away from the worldly lusts and desires. Away from the busyness of daily life. It is only in My garden that I can train you to do My perfect will. Come see the grapes as they are growing, maturing. It takes time for the fruit to be ripe. Not all the grapes mature at the same time. It takes patience to tend the vineyard….. Follow Me into My garden. Let the Holy Spirit take you into the river of My love. Cross your Jordan daily and follow Me. Be yoked to Me in everything. My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Learn from Me daily. Only I can give you rest. When you allow the Holy Spirit to take you into the river, then you will be insulated from the pressures and pleasures of the world. My Father’s great shaking will not affect you. Anything not of Him will not remain…..I rejoice over My people when they seek Me in My garden….My Beloved comes daily with an open heart for Me. No questions, no burdens, only the desire to worship and be with Me and the Father.” (Received by Joanne)