“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah” (Psalm 46: 1-3).
There is not a day that goes by that we do not hear of death of so many at the hands of the jihadists (ISIS). These Islamic terrorists are cowards and are satanically possessed. Many in the world are afraid. This is what the terrorists count on – that they will instill fear in the hearts of the “infidels.”
Brethren, we belong to the One who made the heavens and the earth. We are precious in His sight. We are loved with an everlasting love. The Lord wants us to keep our eyes on Him. He wants us to read His Word in which He speaks to us.
We must remember that if the worst happens, and we become victims to terrorism, we simply come into the presence of Jesus. Not so for the unsaved. They will go from fear, death and then onto eternal punishment for rejecting the only One who could have saved their souls – Jesus.
John 1:12 – But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:
Galatians 3:26 – For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Romans Chapter 8: 17-19
“And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God”
1 John 2:28-29
“And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.”
1 Peter 2:10
“Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
Romans 5: 1-21
“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.”
What is better to calm the child of God than the Word of God? Stay in His Word. Praise Him with song! We have joy – joy does not depend on what is happening. Joy never leaves us because He never leaves us!
I believe it won’t be long until we hear the trumpet sound, and we will be together with our Glorious Savior and with one another!