Isaiah 40:8(KJV)

The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. Job 33:4 KJV O breath of God fill me. I gasp and inhale your beauty, my knees are weak beneath me and I fall to the ground. Your Spirit overwhelms me and your holiness burns my heart. O breath of God you sustain me, You give me new life. Your name falls from my lips, it drips like sweet honey. In You, Jesus, I delight. Your presence surrounds me on all sides. I feel Your holy fire. I am safe and protected under Your canopy. You are God, there is no other. There is no one like you, Almighty God. My King, Your love consumes me. It is your name alone I will praise. O breath of God, You redeem me. Everything else will wither and fade but Your word will live forever. Your love and holy fire will be seared upon my heart forever and ever. Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. Psalm 16:1 KJV How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth. Psalm 119:103 KJV Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11 KJV Isaiah 45:5-6 KJV 5: I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: 6: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Jeremiah 10: 6 KJV Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Matthew 24: 35 KJV The grass withereth the flower fadeth: but the word of God shall stand for ever. Isaiah 40:8 KJV My flesh and my heart faileth:(falter in weakness:) but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73:26 KJV
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How to Withstand Destructive Forces BY RICK WARREN — NOVEMBER 6, 2022 FROM BUILDING A BETTER LIFE “We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.” Ephesians 4:14 (NLT) One of the most powerful forces of nature is wind. That’s why the Bible uses wind as a metaphor for so many things. There are winds of testing, trouble, conflict, and temptation. But God makes it possible to withstand each one. Ephesians 6:13 says, “Take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm” (ESV). The word withstand means “to remain undamaged by a destructive force.” One of the best ways to remain undamaged by the winds of life is to stay connected to your spiritual family. God never meant for you to withstand difficult days by yourself. One of the first things God said was, “It isn’t good for man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18 TLB). Whether or not you ever marry is irrelevant. You need a spiritual family for support so you can stay connected when hard winds blow in. One of the main reasons Jesus created his church was to be a family of support. Look at this passage from Ephesians 4:11-12, 14: “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ . . . Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth” (NLT). You learn from this passage that God’s church is his tool for building his people up in the better life. He’s gifted certain people to do this. I’m one of them. I’m a pastor and a teacher. But my gifts aren’t for my benefit; they’re for the benefit of others. Another thing you learn is that it’s the job of “the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers” to keep his church from being blown away by false ideas and “every wind of new teaching.” People’s beliefs can easily shift. They believe one way this year and another way the next year. Not only do people’s ideas and beliefs shift, but so does information. Nothing is more irrelevant than a 10-year-old book on computers or anatomy. They’re useless because we are always discovering new things. But the truth never changes. If it was true 2,000 years ago, it will also be true 2,000 years from today. Isaiah 40:8 says, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever” (ESV). There are many shifting winds in our culture today that are simply wrong. They’re deceptions, lies, and half-truths. Don’t get “tossed and blown about.” Stay connected to your church family instead.
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