Thursday, 23 November 2017
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Trust in the Lord at All Costs

Psalm 20:7 (NKJV), "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God."

Psalm 20:7 is a very clear Word on how we are supposed to be living in these last days. People are stressing all over the world. We are seeing the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War. We are seeing diseases surfacing that have never been seen before. We are experiencing natural disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, droughts and floods like we havenít seen before. People are desperately running to and fro. They do not know what to do. Governments are collapsing, because of corruption and of leaders that are always trying to make a plan, and of course it never works. You and I need to put our whole trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

David killed Goliath, because he trusted in the Lord. It was so ridiculous that this young boy, who was probably only about thirteen years old and could not even wear King Saulís armour, because it was too heavy for him, took on a professional soldier. Goliath had a reputation right through the country and was undefeated. He was of giant proportions and this young boy who put his trust and his faith in God, literally destroyed this Philistine.

We see so sadly that towards the end of his life, he had become the king of Israel and the most famous king that Israel has ever had (apart from the Lord Jesus Christ). He was the most powerful king who had the greatest army and the greatest influence in the Middle East. He decided to put his trust in man and not in God, after God had blessed him so richly. We see in 1 Chronicles 21:1 that King David took a Census (a headcount). He wanted to see how many fighting men he had in Israel. As a new believer I could never understand why God got so angry with David, because he took a census.

God got so angry with David that 70,000 men in Israel died of a plague and that was the punishment. The reason being was that David started off as a shepherd boy trusting God for everything, but when he grew older he started to put his trust in his possessions and in his own personal power. So what actually happened was he took a headcount to try and work out how powerful he was on his own without God, and that infuriated God.

We need to finish the way we started. We need to finish in the spirit. If we look at the Word of God in Galatians 3:3 (NKJV) the Bible is very specific, "Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?" We need in the last days to exercise our faith and to trust God like never before. If we are going to finish strong we need to finish off the way, we started. That is trusting our Lord Holy Spirit to guide us, to protect us and to be a friend to us who sticks closer than any brother.

May God bless you as you wait for His soon coming. Remember the Bible is so clear in Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV), "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."