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The Memorial 2020

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you
proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
-1 Co. 11:26

The date of the memorial

TUESDAY 7th April 2020 (14th Nisan) after 7:30 pm.
For more details on locations where the memorial will be held please contact us at washingtonbiblestudents@gmail.com.

We suggest following study materials:

2020 Memorial Study Topics
2020 Memorial Last Week
Lord’s Last Week
Lord’s Last Days [R4212]

The Passover of the New Creation

Are there specific scriptures that lead a person to vote for conservative candidates?

Question: Are there specific scriptures that lead a person to vote for conservative candidates?

I believe God hates the shedding of innocent blood and is for traditional marriage, but I would like to get scriptures for proof that we will be held accountable for the people we put in office.

Answer:
Your question involves many intersecting scriptural principles. The examples you give of marriage and shedding of innocent blood are very good scriptural principles that apply to “God’s people” and you should certainly consider them in your decision-making. We will all be judged (Rom. 2:2, 2 Cor. 5:10, Rom. 14:10-12) at the appointed time in God’s plan. The world is not under judgment at this time in the Gospel age (John 3:17, 2 Pet. 3:7); it will be judged during the Millennial Kingdom of Christ (John 5:28-29 – “judgment,” not “damnation” – the King James Bible is a poor translation, John 9:39,10:16). We as consecrated Christians ARE under judgment in this Gospel age (1 Pet. 4:17) for we seek a heavenly calling now while in the world and therefore have placed ourselves under development and review. We have given up the world, the things of the world, and all that the world holds dear. We should be dead to the world. Therefore, we are no longer of the world (John 17:14-16, Phil. 3:20-21). We are strangers, pilgrims (Heb 11:13, 1 Pet. 2:11)  and ambassadors (Eph. 6:20), all of which should not get caught up in the affairs of a country or the world to which they no longer belong, nor would they bother voting in it.

It is clear, until Christ fully establishes his kingdom on earth (Matt. 6:10), it is under the influence and control of the “prince of this world” (John 14:30, Eph. 2:2). We have evidence of this in that Jesus, when he fasted in the wilderness after his baptism, was tempted by Satan to be given the kingdoms and glory of this world (Matt. 4:8-9). Jesus refused because he was on a mission from his Father, likewise, we are on a mission form Jesus. Jesus also said of this Gospel age, “… if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight…” (John 18:36).  God’s saints should rejoice in the promise that soon Christ will overthrow all present earthly governments, and on their ruins establish the long promised Kingdom of God (Dan. 2:44).” It is not for us to attempt to form what God has already begun in his work. We should not presume that our efforts will bring about God’s outcomes or his will (Isa 55:8-9). Nor should we unwittingly be voting for someone that God has not ordained or appointed lest we be fighting against God (Acts 5:38-39). God does not need our help.

On the contrary, it has been said, “He who votes in an election is morally bound to sustain the government he has participated in making — even to the giving of his life in its defense.”  If we vote, and the one we vote for were as you point out, shed innocent blood, will we not also be guilty of participating in the shedding of the blood?  Others have stated, “…soldiers of the cross are not to battle with carnal weapons, but have consecrated their lives even unto death in the service of another kingdom, whose interests are often against those of all the kingdoms of this world.”  When God ensures that the governments of the world are replaced by his kingdom, it will not be by a bloodless revolution at the ballot box, but by “…a time of trouble such as was not since there was a nation…” (Dan. 12:1) in which the Lord will dash the kingdoms of this world to pieces, as “…pottery is shivered before the blows of an iron rod…” (Rev 2:26-27).

A pastor wrote, “A mistake is made by Christians in trying to apply to the world rules and laws given only to the saints.  Our earth life should, like Jesus’ life, be spent more for others than for self – doing good to all men, as we have opportunity, especially to the household of faith.”  Each one has opportunity to carry out this principle of self sacrifice in the everyday affairs of life.  In our judgment, the common habit of speaking and thinking of the new nature as being an engrafting of a spiritual element into a natural man and of the blending in us of the human and divine natures, are serious and hurtful errors.

Taking a case in point, after Jesus ascended to heaven, the 11 apostles took it upon themselves to vote Matthias to replace Judas (Acts 1:26). Later on the road to Damascus, the glorified Jesus chose Saul to become Paul and serve him. Which did God ordain to be the replacement for Judas and the 12 apostles? How many Christians consider Matthias an apostle to this day?

We are to abide while in this world and to obey our leaders (Heb. 13:17, Titus 3:1) but we must still keep God’s principles.  “Render to Caesar the things which are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” (Matt. 22:21).  Though this may seem foreign to some, we are to be bond servants to Christ (1 Cor. 7:22).  In Christ, we have grace (John 1:17, Rom. 1:5), justification (Rom 3:24) and God sanctifies us and shapes us unto holiness if willing (John 17:16-17). Making decisions about worldly issues such as candidates for worldly office will not separate us from God (Rom 8:38-39).  At the same time, if a Christian chooses to get into the affairs of the world, we should make every decision striving to applying the principles of truth, where and when possible, as we will have to give an account of our actions (Rom 14:12).

If you let the world worry about its own affairs (Matt. 8:22) and focus your efforts on serving God, then you should not have any concerns. God will work out his will for us and for the world (2 Tim. 2:21, Rom. 8:28).

What happened to Dinah (Gen 30:21)?  

Question: What happened to Dinah (Gen 30:21)?  The last time we read about her is when Jacob and all his descendants enter Egypt, at the end of Genesis (Chapter 34).  When Exodus starts we just read about the 12 tribes of Israel.

Answer:  We are not told in the current accepted Christian texts of the Old Testament what became of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, except that she went down into the land of Egypt with Jacob and her extended family (Gen 46:6).  In Jewish rabbinic literature, there are various surmising and lore, however we cannot validate any of it by scripture, so we do not ascribe to any of the conclusions.  There is an interesting article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinah which may provide some insight.  We make no recommendations as we are not given that data in scripture.  What we do understand is the whole episode is a tarnish on righteousness and Godliness.  It shows events and outcomes that may occur when we allow worldly desires, corruption and political or economic gain to shape our ethics and principles.  One point is clear, Dinah and her family were more than likely absorbed into, and represented in one of the 12 tribes at the Exodus.

 

what about the people who get the mark and realize later that they made a mistake in getting the mark.

Question: In the book of Revelations we read about the people who get the “mark of the beast.” My question is what about the people who get the mark and realize later that they made a mistake in getting the mark.

Answer: Regarding your question on the Mark of the Beast. One must understand that the whole of the book of Revelations is symbolic or “signified” language (Rev 1:1) and all the elements depicted are representative or symbolic, not literal. For instance, in prophecy we know that places represent conditions or situations. Streams or fountains can represent Godly truth, whereas rivers represent sources of support and seas represent large masses of humanity. The heavens can represent organized religious systems, whereas earth or land can represent organized orderly society. Trees and mountains can represent nations, depending on context. In the case of beasts, they represent secular or pagan Government systems (Dan 7:17, 23; Rev 16:10, 17:12, 17). We know this since God first used beasts to show the prophet Daniel a series of political systems or nations that would come to pass before the end of the current evil world. Beasts were used because they had characteristic attributes that we are able to associated with the character and nature of the system being described. In some cases, history has even shown the symbols that these nations used on flags and coins were actually associated with characteristics of the beast portrayed by it.

Keep in mind also that the revelations provided are not meant for the world of mankind in general, they are specifically for Christendom. Within Christendom, there are various levels of faithfulness. Some are followers in name only to benefit from the system (Matt 13:32) . Some will fall away and miss out altogether the resurrection of the believers to spirit nature due to extreme unfaithfulness (Luke 8:5-7; 13). Some will be lukewarm and be rejected as members of the Church (Rev 3:16). Some will be spirit-begotten but will not develop to the level of the Church in character (Rev 7:9). Some are going to be members of the Church (Luke 8:8; Rev 7:4; 14:1) .

The Gospel age is for the judgment of the worthiness of the Church (John 12:48; 5:29). The Millennial Kingdom that follows the Gospel Age will be for the judgement of mankind (John 5:29; Matt 25:31-46). Those that do not commit themselves to Christ in the Gospel Age are not addressed in the admonitions of Revelations, other than they will experience the various events on earth. The mark of the beast is detrimental only to Christians, not the rest of mankind until God, through Jesus and his Church members, administer the final 1000 year kingdom for the development and testing of all resurrected mankind here on the earth (Rev 20:6) (Rev 20:5 is spurious – added, not original text).

The mark is symbolic of acceptance of and participation in the beast system, contrary to discernible scriptural truth.  The forehead represents the mind, perspective or knowledge (1 Cor 2:16, Matt 15:19-20; 1 Thess 4:11) and the right hand represents actions or behavior (Rev 9:20; Luke 21:12; John 13:6-9; Gal 2:9; 1 Thess 4:11).  The mark of those Christians who buy into and participate in the Beast system will have rejected truth available to them and therefore will be known by their participation in the Beast system. They symbolically take on the name or characteristics of the Beast system and are therefore said to have taken its name or mark (Rev 20:4).  Once the judgments against Christendom begin, their fate is sealed and those will have to experience the wrath of that judgment (Rev 14:9-10). That is why God’s people are admonished to come out of the system(s) (2 Cor 6:17; Rev 18:4) and to be a separate and peculiar people (Heb 7:26; 2 Cor 6:17). Those that take the symbolic mark may miss out on the high calling of the church unto resurrection to immortality. They will lose the opportunity to a resurrection to spirit being nature (Rev 14:12). Since all will be resurrected (Acts 24:15), they will possibly be judged with the rest of mankind as part of an earthly resurrection, but will miss out on the blessings reserved for God’s spirit begotten followers.

The fact that you are concerned indicates your heart’s desire. True Christians will not be tricked into the mark. Many have come to the understanding that the Papal System and much of its spin-off protestant systems are associated with the Beast discussed. This is due to the involvement of these religious systems in the affairs and power of earthly kingdoms and governments, in the commerce, wealth and power of the world. No ONE represents Christ on earth nor does any ONE denomination represents the Church. The way to avoid the mark is to study the scriptures proving every doctrine and teaching given you by any Christian group by scriptural witness (2 Tim 2:14-26; 2 Tim 2:15). ANY church, religion or Christian group that teaches anything that is not substantiated in scripture – beware (Eph 5:1-21). Jesus warned us that this would happen (Matt 24:4-5; 23-25). Study and prove every teaching in scripture, not by just one verse but by the complete record of an issue. (Acts 17:11; Matt 7:7).

The Apostle Paul said, “For the time will come when people will not tolerate healthy doctrine, but with itching ears will surround themselves with teachers who cater to their people’s own desires. They will refuse to listen to the truth and will turn to myth. But you must be clear-headed about everything….” (2 Tim 4:3-4). Christians have numerous beliefs based upon what they were told or taught, without proving everything in scripture. Just as a picture puzzle is not fully understood if it has large swatches of pieces missing, God’s word is to be understood in its totality. Scriptures define, establish, reinforce and build upon principles, types, pictures and examples; similarly, many pieces of a puzzle must come together to form meaningful interpretations or understandings of what is pictured. “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little” (Isa 28:10). If you study scripture with this in mind, then there is no need to fear the Beast, its name or its mark.

God creates light on the first day of creation – what does that mean?

Thank you for your question. It is simple yet very profound. You ask about the first day so I assume you are referring to the reference to the first day account of creation as told in the first chapter of Genesis.

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:2 And the earth was waste and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep: and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Gen 1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

We do not know from this passage if there was light already emanating in the heavens (the universe) after Gen 1:1 and God just let it penetrate the earth’s atmosphere; or if God merely ignited the Sun in our own solar system which illuminated the earth, or if there was no light in all the universe and then he switched it on at that point by the power of his command. The possibilities are interesting.  However, the main point here is that God established a difference between light of day and darkness of night. He established for mankind, in the first day of creation, the basis for “time” as we know it. Time is important because He also set in motion a plan that would ultimately result in a finite number of his created human beings ultimately becoming divine creatures with his very nature and character of wisdom, love, power and justice. This plan had a definite timeline. In order for us to understand this plan as it unfolds, we needed a basis to measure it by. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks ….etc. are all possible because God created light; He separated the evening and the morning into a unit of time called a “day”. God’s time line goes on to detail 6 days of creation and 1 day of rest which are all symbolic of his divine plan.

I would invite you to further investigate this plan. It is one of logic and hope. You can find it at electronically at http://www.biblestudents.com/htdbv5/indexa.htm. This provides you an overview of the Divine Plan of The Ages. From there you can delve into a more thorough explanation of each phase of the plan in plain logical sequence as revealed from God’s own word. There is a free online course you can learn more from at http://www.biblestudents.com/free_online_bible_study.cfm or you can receive a free copy of the overview in printed form at http://www.biblestudents.com/freebook.cfm.

Is There an Unpardonable Sin?

According to the scriptures, all sin and blasphemy will be forgive except one. There is a sin that is unpardonable and will require recompense from all.  “Therefore I say unto you, Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, nor in that which is to come.” (Mat 12:31-32)(Lk 12:10)(Mk3:28-29)
To fully understand what is being spoken here, one must understand what the Holy Spirit is; what the punishment is; and when is does the state of unforgiven occur.
First, the Holy Spirit is not an entity, personage, or separate sovereign. It is the power and character of God Almighty, Jehovah. Take the Sun for example, we know it exists, we feel its heat and see its light. But the heat and the light are not the Sun, only characteristics and manifestations of the Sun. Like the Sun, Jehovah has characteristics and manifestations that the scripture reveals to us as ultimate Love, Justice, Wisdom and Power, which emanate from Him. These attributes work together in harmony, not at their own accord, but by the will of Jehovah who possesses them and from whom they emanate. All creation is ordered by these characteristics which are the standard or touchstone of all love, justice, wisdom and power.
We too have a spirit. It too is not a separate entity within us but are those characteristics and manifestations that represent us and our thoughts, behaviors and actions. The spirit of man and his flesh is in a fallen state, separated from relationship with God. So, it is very rare that man’s spirit aligns with or is unison with God’s Spirit. Man’s spirit is deficient compared to God’s. Therefore he is not righteous nor can he be without God’s Spirit be in him.
 We know from scripture, the wages of sin is death (Rom 6:23). All have sinned and fall short of the glory (Holy Spirit) of God.(Rom 3:23, Rom 5:12). All die, and it is actually appointed to all men to die once.(Heb_9:27). We are told that all will be resurrected, some to life and some to judgement (not damnation, that is a faulty translation)(Jn 5:28-29). So, we know there will be 2 categories of people. One that is resurrected to life, and one that is resurrected to a time of judgement – that is teaching, development and testing. This time will be the millennial kingdom of Jesus.
We must understand God’s Justice. If someone creates a debt or obligation, they must usually repay that debt or obligation. If someone commits a sin or offense, they must usually be punished for that sin or offense. To forgive someone of something means that they are released from the debt or obligation. What Jesus was telling us is that anyone who speaks against God’s Holy Spirit, his character, his good intentions, or attributes God’s good actions toward evil, they will not have that offense forgiven them. They will have to be punished for that. We are not told what the punishment will be, merely that they will not escape having to make restitution.
Jesus speaks of this world, the present evil world, in the current Gospel Age. All people, Christians and non-Christians are under the same penalty regarding this one offense. In ignorance, one may violate the principle and will eventually have to resolve the offense. In the current Gospel age, when one consecrates oneself to God through Jesus Christ, their sins reckoned forgiven by grace due to the merit of Christ. For this sin, according to the scripture, one must still pay a price with some form of corrective punishment. As a Christian develops, they are a new creation and God shares his Spirit with those dedicated to him and over time he develops, shapes and polishes them like preparing jewels. These spirit-begotten ones most likely will go through trials, tribulations, teaching hardships for their developmental good. Some of these life experiences may involve strips, punishments or special trials. These might be part of the payment for offenses that are not congruent with our Christian walk, and like a loving Father, they are done for our good and development. With the true Christian, when much is given in the form of truth, light, knowledge, and forgiveness; much is also expected in obedience, development and righteousness. (Lk 12:47-48) In the resurrection, spirit-begotten will have lived a life under grace and experienced correction by sacrifice of one’s personal desires and ambitions in place of seeking to do God’s will. They will receive a resurrection unto life. Those that achieve the highest levels of Christ-likeness, the Church, resurrect to spirit nature, not one of flesh.
The rest of mankind will resurrect in the flesh on earth. They will be forgiven their sins due to the ransom paid by Christ, which will be applied to all. Then the kingdom will offer mankind a time of training in righteousness, free of evil. Mankind will still have to restitute for the sin of speaking against the Holy Spirit, however it will be just and under the loving supervision of Jesus. Like Christians in the Gospel Age, all the rest of mankind will be required to learn obedience and righteousness under the guidance of an intermediary, Jesus. At the end of that 1000 year kingdom, all hearts will be tested. Those who have forsaken evil and the spirit of the world and have embraced righteousness shall receive eternal life on earth. Those that have not will be judged unfavorably and will receive the wages of sin, a second death which is also eternal. Not life elsewhere under unfavorable conditions, but oblivion.
Regardless of the category one may fall under described in Jn 5:28-29, ALL are liable for the sin of speaking against the Holy Spirit. All who do will be judged justly and will be required to make whatever restitution for the offense that Jesus deems appropriate.

Washington Bible Students Convention 2019

On Saturday, Sept 14, for those brethren riding the chartered bus to/from the Museum of the Bible from the Hilton Garden Inn BWI, the bus will be BEHIND the Hilton at 9:00 am and will leave no later than 9:30 am.  For the return trip from the Museum, brethren should be at the bus by 4:30 pm.

On Sunday, Sept 15, the convention will be broadcast on Adobe Connect using the link below.

Adobe Connect:  https://biblestudents.adobeconnect.com/washington

Memorial

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you
proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”
-1 Co. 11:26

The date of the memorial

THURSDAY 18th April 2019 (14th Nisan) after 7.00 pm.
For more details on locations where the memorial will be held please contact us at washingtonbiblestudents@gmail.com.

This year in preparation for the Memorial we will be studying several articles from the Memorial Meditation book.

The week of  March 4th the article entitled “Counting the Blood Common” from pages 231-233 of the Memorial Meditations book will be discussed.

The week of  March 11th the article entitled “Hebrew Day – Jesus Last Day”  will be discussed.

The week of  March 18th the article entitled “The Last Week of Jesus Life”  will be discussed.

The week of March 25th the article entitled “Hezekiah’s Great Passover” will be discussed.

The week of April 1st the article entitled “Passover and Atonement Day Sacrifices” will be discussed.

The week of April 8th the article entitled “The Passover of the New Creation” will be discussed.

Do This in Remembrance of Me (Luke 22:19)

This request by Jesus on the night that he was betrayed, 2000 years later is still being observed by His followers all around the world. They remember the great sacrifice that He made on their behalf in giving His life as a “ransom for all” to be testified in due time.

The night was the 14th of Nisan when He came with His disciples to have the Last Supper with the twelve. They celebrated together the Passover which the Jews were to celebrate each year in remembrance of when the Angel of Death past over the first born of the Jews who were under the blood on the door lintel and posts. (Exodus 12)

After they had eaten of the meal, Jesus then spoke of the fact that one of the twelve would betray Him. It appears that, after Judas had taken the sop and went out, Jesus instituted the ceremony of the memorial of his sacrifice for us to celebrate each year. (John 13)

It was a very simple ceremony, taking the bread and the wine that had been part of the Passover meal and using these to show the importance of the sacrifice that He was about to make. The Apostle Paul writes “For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25 NASB)

Why do Brethren celebrate it once a year instead of the frequency that many Churches hold communion? The fact that the Passover was celebrated once a year sets the frequency. Christ replaced the lambs that were killed at 3.00pm on the 14th of Nisan for the Passover. He was the Passover Lamb that had been slain before the foundation of the world (Rev 13:8), and it was at 3.00pm on the 14thof Nisan that He died on the cross.

The early Church celebrated the Memorial of His death once a year. However, they celebrated the resurrection of Christ on the first day of the week when they came together to break bread. (Acts 2:42, 46 and 20:7,11) They were celebrating the fact that Jehovah had accepted Christ’s sacrifice by raising Him from the dead. The Apostle Paul states “and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins.” (1 Corinthians 15:17 NASB)

In no way do we condemn those who celebrate communion more regularly, but the frequency can risk the solemnity of the occasion. The Jews today still place great importance on celebrating the Passover, but it is only once a year and they take time to reflect on the reason for the Passover. We too should prepare ourselves to be sure that we understand the importance of the Memorial of Jesus’s death. (Excerpts from www.australianbiblestudents.org)

Rewriting our Negative Memories and Thoughts Psalm 19:14

Rewriting our Negative Memories and Thoughts Psalm 19:14

A Testimony

Possibilities for an arsenal of Truth and Promises that help us to be armed in the places of vulnerability.

When we fear:

Isaiah 43:1-2    “When you pass (cross over, transition) through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you.  For I am the LORD you God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior…”  He is with us in each experience and He intends the obstacles to be a transition to bring us spiritual deliverance.  He is already there, our companion through transitional challenge, and we must rivet our minds on this fact.

There is so much power in declaring this Truth:  I know you are with me in these transition-challenges.  I know these experiences are meant to transition me forward.  I know I am protected and empowered to go through them.  Thank you for the honor of walking with me so that I can cross over.

2 Timothy 1:7  “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power (force or ability) love (agape) ad of a sound mind (discipline, ie self control).”   When we are in fear, and we doubt our ability, we need to claim HIS Ability, the influence of His committed love and the influence of a balanced mind of discipline.  The spirit of power gives us the ability to say YES I will do this because  You have led me to it, even if I don’t know how, because I can depend on Your leading and strength.

 When we resist the experience:  Romans 12:2  The purpose of renewal of our minds is that we may prove, “to test, prove, with the expectation of approving” (Vines) what the will of God is, It is getting to the point of agreeing with God that His will is:

Good (Beneficial in its effect) I value the gift despite the packaging!

Acceptable (well pleasing):  I fully surrender to this gift, I will not resist the experience.

And perfect (complete).  I trust this as necessary to my complete sanctification.

Ephesians 2:10  “For we are His Workmanship, (not as a result of works, verse 9) created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”  Approve of the process He uses!  We are HIS workmanship!   So we can be brutally honest and not be discouraged once we learn the truth about ourselves.

When we feel burdened:  Matthew 11:38-30  “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my load is light.” A yoke redistributes the weight so that the burden is easier to carry or pull.  Redistribution of the weight took place through Jesus attitude toward serving His Heavenly Father.  When we adopt Jesus attitude of consecration the toil of overburden is transformed into rest.

            I Delight to do Thy will, O my God…  Psalm 40:6-8

            I choose to drink this cup regardless of the cost, for My Father poured it.  John 18:11

            For the joy set before me I choose to endure this experience.  Hebrews 12:2

Healing the Root of Fear

Fear

Joy wrote: “Here are some steps that are helpful in dealing with fear:

 Confess it before Him in confidence:  Bring the thoughts and feelings to the LORD claiming our standing of innocence in Christ, and in full assurance that our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus understand.

1 John 1:9;  Psalm 139:1-6; Psalm 103:14

Realize what we mislay when we focus on fear:  we hide the Greatness of Divine Deliverance, Unfathomable Love and Wisdom from ourselves!  Isaiah 51:13

Ask to see the situation or the person from Divine perspective.  2 Corinthians 10:5

Cut the Invincible Appearance of Impossible down to size!

God likens the fear of Israel of their oppressors to the Red Sea deliverance, reminding Israel of the role of Moses and the power of God in their crossing over.  Isaiah 51:9-11  This is also a picture of Kingdom deliverance for the whole world of mankind!  Think of the appearance of impossibility.  Then think of the Deliverance of God and Christ that defies what seems impossible!!

 What is the Red Sea and the fierce armies of Egypt to the God who created the heavens and earth?  Quite easily manageable!

Wake up to the Reality of God and Christ and go forward.

“Awake, awake, put on strength. O arm of the LORD…”  Isaiah 51:9

Wake up to the truth of Who I am on your behalf, and the deliverance I bring you through Christ… Realizing this,  clothe your mind with strength, not fear!  “