JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FAITH PART 2

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NET Bible

FAITH IS ALWAYS NOW!  Facts never change THE TRUTH!  Do you realize that whether or not you have a pain or symptom in your body that you are still healed?  Why?  Because God’s Word does not change with things that are not in line with it in this seen realm.  Have you ever uttered the words, “I’M SICK”?  You may have but God the Father has NEVER said that about you.  God has never called you broke (so don’t call yourself that and don’t ever let some ignorant preacher call you that as well and believe it).  God does not see you that way.  Why?  Because of thee Author and Finisher of Faith, JESUS.  If you are born again God sees you ONLY in Jesus.  Is Jesus sick? No!  Is Jesus broke? No!  Is Jesus depressed?  He was in the garden of Gethsamane before He died but not anymore because IT IS FINISHED!!  Jesus already bore every single sin, punishment and or disease for you so that you would not have to.   It’s your job to think speak and act like God the Father regardless of what you see.  You believe The Word of God and you believe it all the time.

He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Righteousness makes all the difference.  Jesus took our sin and gave us His righteousness, His right standing with God the Father.  Righteousness means right standing with God and it also means what is right in God’s sight.  Sickness and disease is not right and neither is lack in God’s sight.  This is why He provided Jesus and gave us life, health, abundance, shalom peace and every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.  If you look in your life or any of your family members lives and see something that is not right you are a king and a priest.  Where the word of a king is there is power so do something about it.  You have power given to you by and through Christ Jesus.

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:19 KJV

The word power there in the first part of the verse means authority and  in the second part it means ability.  You have authority over all the enemy’s ability.  The enemy has no authority but he does have the ability to lie and to possess people who let him.  But it does not matter,  you have authority over all his ability and nothing shall by any means, hurt, harm or cause you to fail because Love never fails.  This authority is by faith in what Jesus said in Luke 10:19 and 2 Corinthians 5:21.  You must believe that Jesus did those things for you and that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.  Faith in God’s Word supersedes everything else even time.  Make a decision to live by faith all the time!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT FAITH PART 1

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 NET Bible

Faith!!! The final frontier.  No I am just kidding for all you Star Trek fans out there.  But it is what makes all things final.  Faith in God’s Word created all that you see and don’t see.  If people could learn to walk by faith and not sight, that would be the final frontier.  Why?  Because it’s how God the Father gets things done.  The worlds were framed by faith in the Word of God by God Himself.  So God uses faith.  And guess what?  If you are born again Jesus has given you the same faith that God has.

Yeshua answered and He said to them, “May the faith of God be in you.”  Aramaic Bible in Plain English Mark 11:22

If you study it out in the Greek what Jesus said literally was, “Have the faith of God”.  He was telling the disciples, “Here you go. have it.”  Like Brother Copeland said in a dream Jesus appeared to him and was holding a big tray of cookies.  He said Jesus said to him, “HAVE a cookie!!!”  How many of you know that if Jesus offers you something you should TAKE IT.   That’s one of Sister Gloria Copeland’s favorite words, “TAKE IT”    If you agree make this confession with me.  Say, “I HAVE THE FAITH THAT TAKES, not the faith that waits.”  Now look at what I am about to say.  When you have the faith of God and you take it, it does not matter if you wait because you’ve already got it.  Sister Gloria had her house looonnnggg before she moved in.   She had it over 20 years before she moved in.  God the Father already had the victory over the devil long before Abraham and the New Testament.  How?  Because in faith and by God’s Word it says the Lamb (Jesus) was slain before the foundation of the world.  Never mind that it took 4000 years for Jesus to come into the Earth.  Remember what we talked about this past weekend about ‘No Respect for Time”?  Faith has no respect for time.

Once you and I walk in the understanding of that things will manifest a lot quicker.  Why?  Because we won’t allow time to pull us out of the faith realm where we already have it.  Faith does not depend on time, it uses it but it is not dependent on time.  Time is a servant of faith not the other way around.  Faith makes dead and decomposed bodies with embalming fluid already in them and the blood drained out come back to life, FULLY FUNCTIONAL.  Ask Lazarus.  They may not have had embalming fluid back then but Lazarus was already dead and decomposing.  Did faith care or should I say did Jesus care?  No!  He did not pay one bit of attention to it.  He said “Lazarus come forth!!!”  And it’s a good thing that he called Lazarus by name because if not every dead person in the area and possibly the world may have gotten up too.  Lazarus did not get up tomorrow.  Lazarus got up when Jesus called him.  Jesus is thee Author and Finisher of faith.  Which leads me to my closing for today.  Make sure you have God’s kind of faith and not Pharaoh faith.  Check this out.  So most of you know the story. Pharaoh would not let the children of Israel go so the Lord allowed different plagues to come on Egypt.  Well in this case the land was over taken by frogs.  Imagine this, open your oven frogs come out, pull back the sheets on the bed, frogs in the bed.  Open the door to go outside, frogs everywhere.  No escape.  So finally Pharaoh had enough it seemed so look at what he did.

Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Pray to the Lord to take the frogs away from me and my people, and I will let your people go to offer sacrifices to the Lord.”

9Moses said to Pharaoh, “I leave to you the honor of setting the time for me to pray for you and your officials and your people that you and your houses may be rid of the frogs, except for those that remain in the Nile.”

10“Tomorrow,” Pharaoh said.

Moses replied, “It will be as you say, so that you may know there is no one like the Lord our God. 11The frogs will leave you and your houses, your officials and your people; they will remain only in the Nile.”  Exodus 8:8-11 NIV

Did you see what that ‘dummy’  Pharaoh said?   Moses gave him the power to decide when the frogs left and he said, “TOMORROW!’  In my best southern accent I say, “Howsabout rat now!!!!!”  This is the same mistake believers make when believing God especially for healing and finances and other things.  In 99.9% of the cases in the Bible when Jesus healed people they were either healed immediately or within the hour.  There is a commercial on TV that says, “You can learn a lot from a dummy.” I know what they mean but please just don’t make it this dummy.  FAITH IS ALWAYS NOW!!!   Pastor Bill Winston has an AWESOME teaching called Now is The Time!!!   Towards the end of the message he said, “To believe that it takes time to manifest provision or things you may have sown for or are believing God for IS UNBELEIF!!!  He also said time will imprison anyway who allows it to.   Don’t be like Pharaoh.  Be guilty of the worldly saying “YOU JUST LIKE YO DADDY!!!”  Then think of God your Father and boldly say, “I RESEMBLE THAT STATEMENT!”  Get rid of Pharaoh faith.  TAKE IT NOW!!!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!!! Shalom!

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT-WEEKEND EDITION- ALL YOU ASK OR THINK!!

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,  Ephesians 3:20 KJV

Your imagination is AWESOME!!! You can dream up places and things that no one else can.  You can create worlds that do not exist that are beautiful.  You can dream up the life that you always desired.  Then you can ask the Father to give you that life or those desires.  Poppa is awesome and He is able to do or go beyond what you ask or think.  But you need to be asking for something and you need to be thinking about something or imagining.  Think about the movie Star Wars.  All those planets all those places, all those people are creations that came out of the mind and concepts of George Lucas.  He created Star Wars and then used his faith and belief to share what he dreamed with the world and as a result millions of people have enjoyed that creation.  It sounds like God the Father and it is.  Man is made in God’s image and the ability to create and dream and imagine and bring it to pass is a power and ability given by God the Father.  Look at what the Father said about man in Genesis.  Take special note that this was after Adam and Eve sinned.

And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  Genesis 11:6 KJV

The Lord Himself said that nothing will be restrained from them which they have imagined to do.  This is fallen man.  This is fallen creation.  YOU ARE REDEEMED!!!  The Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit live on the inside of you.  All of Heaven and its resources are at your disposal to fulfill your God given purpose so you are able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all you ask or think according to His power that works in you.  THINK ABOUT THAT!!!  Meditate that, believe that and pursue.   Jesus did not come so that you can barely survive then go to Heaven.  No, He came that you might have LIFE, the same successful, abundant, prosperous life that He has and had when He was here on the Earth.  Never sick, never broke, never worried, never defeated.  He gave His Life FOR YOU and TO YOU!!!  Receive it today and everyday by receiving the abundance of GRACE and the gift of RIGHTEOUSNESS and you will reign in LIFE!!!!

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom

JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT THE CROSS

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  I Corinthians 1:18 New International Version

Today, before we get into our meal, I want to share something with you that is very important for you to know as a believer.  If you are an unbeliever it will benefit you as well.  Please know that pastors, preachers and teachers of God’s Word are important.  However, what is of more importance is that they stick with and teach you The Word.  Their job is to teach people what God says in The Bible and not add their own opinion to it and their own so called revelation that is not supported by The Word of God.  If a so called man or woman of God tries to teach or tell you something that has no scriptural basis or is contrary to what God’s Word says, you are under no obligation to listen to them or do what they say. And please do not fear them.  Understand something, God’s Word says that He has not given you a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  God is not double minded.  He will not tell you that He has not given you the spirit of fear then use a message to put you in fear.

 

Always remember this: NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LORD AND NOBODY IS ABOVE THE WORD!!!! I don’t care what their title is whether it be Pastor, Prophet, Apostle or whatever.  God is no respecter of persons.  Some of these pastors, prophets, or so called apostles are self named.  They gave themselves their titles.  I personally heard one preacher tell a congregation, “I made my self bishop.”

Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit(person), but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. I John 4:1  New International Version

Now I heard, personally this same preacher say to a congregation, “You don’t need to try me, I already been tried.”

I John chapter 4 says to not believe every spirit but to test or try the spirit to see if it is of God.  This preacher says you don’t need to try him because he’s already been tried.  To give ear to what this preacher has just said is the modern day equivalent of God saying, “The day you eat of this tree you shall surely die”  and the serpent coming along and telling Mrs Adam, “You shall not surely die.”  It’s the same thing and it comes from the same spirit, the devil.  Always stick with The Word.  The goal here is not to be critical but to provide an example of the types of statements that are subtle but contrary to The Word of God.

Now, lets talk about THE CROSS.

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. I Corinthians 1:18 New International Version

So The Word of God says that the message of the cross IS the power of God.

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel–not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. I Corinthians 1:17 New International Version

In this verse The Word of God says that if the gospel is not preached in its simplicity, the cross of Christ would be emptied of its power.  Would you agree that in order for something to be emptied of its power it would have to have power first?

And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. Colossians 2:15 New International Version

The cross is the means by which Jesus triumphed over powers and authorities and made a public spectacle of them. The Bible calls them powers and authorities.  When something has power the only thing that can overcome it is something that is more powerful.  Obviously what God did by the cross is more powerful than the powers and authorities that were trying to come against Jesus.

What God did thru Christ by means of the cross is powerful.  The entire process God used is powerful and we are to appreciate it.  God did not use the cross against us, He used the cross for us.  All things work together for good for those who love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose.  Always stick with God’s Word which is Jesus!!!  Anything else is a path to error. God loves us, and the cross was a means to an end for us and that end was for our good and the good of the entire human race.

All the “blessed” to you!!!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN __________?

“By grace have you been saved completely in past time, with the present result that you are in a state of salvation which persists through present time.”  Ephesians 2:5  Kenneth Wuest Translation

I want to ask you a few questions.  Do you know how long you have been saved?  Do you know how long you have been healed?  Do you know how long you have been rich?  Do you know how long you have been preserved?  I could go on and on but lets just start with these few questions.  Now some of you may have been born in 1968 and you may say well I have been saved for 23 years.  Others of you may say, “I have never been rich!!”.  Still others may say, “Well I have been diagnosed with a certain condition so I am waiting on my healing.” Well I have some good news for you, you would all be wrong.  When I ask how long, I mean how long in God the Father’s and Jesus’s eyes.  How does the Father see this thing.  Well let’s look at His Word and find out.

For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless (perfect, sound) in His sight. In love. Ephesians 1:4 NIV

You were chosen in Him, Jesus, before the creation of the world.  Before sin, debt, lack or disease EVER EXISTED.   In God’s eyes you were saved at that time, before the creation of the world.  The world has been around a longtime.  So have you.  You did not exist in the form you are presently but you have been very much alive.  As alive as Jesus.    Our text scripture shares some very interesting truths.  It states that by grace, God’s unmerited and undeserved favor you HAVE BEEN saved COMPLETELY, that means spirit, soul and body because that makes up the complete you. And that all this was done in PAST TIME which confirms Ephesians 1:4.  That past time IS before the creation of the world.  The word saved in Ephesians 2:5 is the greek word sozo and it means  I save, heal, preserve, rescue.  Now the remainder of the scripture brings things to where we are today.  It states that you have been saved completely with the PRESENT RESULT that you ARE IN A STATE OF SALVATION that persist through PRESENT TIME.   That means by grace you have been saved, heal, preserved and rescued before the foundation of the world and that that saving has the present result that it put you in a state of salvation that persist through present time which is now and forever more.  So let’s answer those questions.

How long have you been saved?  As long as you have been in Jesus and at least since before the foundation of the world.

How long have you been healed?  As long as you have been in Jesus and at least since before the foundation of the world.

How long have you been rich?  As long as you have been in Jesus and at least since before the foundation of the world.

Understand something.  I don’t care if you have snot dripping out of your nose and you are coughing like you smoke a pack of cigarettes a day.  That does not change the truth that YOU ARE HEALED!!! It does not change the truth that you are IN A STATE OF SALVATION that persist through present time.  I am originally from the state of Michigan but now I live in the state  Ohio.  I am in the state of  Ohio now.  I cannot be in the state of Michigan and the state of Ohio at the same time.  You cannot be in the state of danger and the state of salvation at the same time.  YOU ARE IN A STATE OF SALVATION that persist.  This is all by grace and not by any works that you have or have not done.  Make sure you believe and KNOW that.  The truth does not make you free, it’s the truth that you know that makes you free.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT NO CONDEMNATION

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1  New American Standard Bible
As a believer,  have you ever had a thought from something you did in the past that tried to ride your mind or just bug you.  Perhaps with the nagging thought, “Remember what you did?  You know that was not right!”  It could be something from a very recent incident, perhaps just a few moments ago.  Those are thoughts of condemnation and they are not from God the Father or Jesus or The Holy Ghost.  Those thoughts are from the devil.  Do you know who else had to deal with such thoughts?  The Apostle Paul.  Before Paul was Paul he was Saul and guess what his job was?  Persecuting and murdering or overseeing the murder of Christians!!!  Because of Jesus and His Grace, Saul became Paul and Paul went on to write over 3/4 of the New Testament.   But do you know Paul still had to deal with those thoughts especially at the beginning of his conversion.

Not only did he have his own thoughts to deal with, but I am sure that many people brought up constant reminders of what he used to do.  Paul had to overcome those things and by the grace of God he did.  Paul talked about those things.

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. Phillipians 3:13 English Standard Version

The word condemnation is the greek word katakrima. Katakrima means the exact sentence of condemnation handed down after the due process of establishing guilt.  So in order for condemnation to work the enemy has to convince you that you are guilty.  But you are not guilty YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS!!!  Jesus took all your guilt, sin and shame on and in His person at the Cross.  Condemnation also means the punishment for after guilt has been established.  Jesus took all our punishment.

4Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
5But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
6All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the LORD laid on him
the sins of us all.

Isaiah 53:4-6 New Living Translation

Since Jesus took our punishment, you cannot be punished or condemned because the same crime cannot be tried twice.  So  never allow the enemy to condemn you with anything because all your sins have been covered by The Blood of Jesus.

All the “blessed” to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH-ABOUT THE WORD!

This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. I Corinthians 2:13 New International Version

What makes the The Bible, The Word of God so powerful?  A very simple truth.  The Bible is not just pages and ink and words.  The Bible is not something, its SOMEONE: JESUS!!!  That’s right! The Word is Jesus.  But Jesus is a person and has a flesh and bone body (He had a flesh and blood body before he was crucified).  Yes, John 1:14 says “So the Word became human and made His home among us.”   So do you see what The Word just said?  The Word became human…..  I am going to tell you something that every person on the planet needs to know saved or unsaved. If they did it can change their entire life and the lives of their family.  Whether you believe it or not every single thing you see and even the things you don’t see with your physical eyes were created by WORDS!!!  

One has only to read the first book of Genesis to understand this.  And God said (spoken words),”Light be!” and Light was. Now I am not talking about the Sun because if you read a little further you will see that the Sun was not created until the fourth day.  But that is another story for another time.  But lets talk about WORDS or The Word.

In the beginning The Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He existed in the beginning with God.
God created everything through him,
and nothing was created except through him.
The Word gave life to everything that was created,
and his life brought light to everyone.  

John 1:1-4  New Living Translation

So you see here from the book of John,  EVERYTHING was created by God through The Word.  How did God do this?  He does it because His Word has POWER!!!

No word from God shall be void of power.  Luke 1:37 English Revised Version

You see, every word from God has power in it to bring itself to pass.  Imagine if every word you said came to pass.  People play with words.  They say things like, “Oh I love her to death.”  Now imagine that if that persons word was like God as that person continues to love that individual eventually their love would cause that person to die.  God said, “Light be!” and He meant it, He believed it  and it came to pass and was made manifest and  He saw it and said it was good.  If this sounds like make believe its not. People do this everyday. They talk to things everyday either negatively or positively.  People talk to plants to help them grow.    There are proven scientific test that show when people speak positive words to water it affects the formation of the water or even ice crystals.

The Bible is not just any regular set of words, each and every word was carefully crafted and released by and through men who were under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit which is the Spirit of God.  Now many people say “the Bible has changed people have added to it.”  And you’re right. When you look in a King James Version Bible and you see words in italics that means those words were not there originally and were added for clarity.  Does this mean The Words is not dependable, absolutely not. This means remove those words to get the true meaning.  Also please know that the Old Testament was written originally in Hebrew and the New Testament was written in Greek.    So you need to study these things out to find out whats really being said.  You study and practice to get good at your job.  You take the time needed to become proficient at things you enjoy or value or have a career in.  How about investing some time in something that will benefit your spirit, soul and body and not only yours, but your families.

Hebrew and Greek are very different languages. There are some words in Hebrew and Greek that do not even translate to English.  So what do you do?  You obey The Word.  What does The Word tell you to do with The Word?

Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15  King James Version

Since the Holy Spirit inspired the writings, then He is the One Who can teach you about what God said and what God meant.

But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true–it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.  I John 2:27 New Living Translation

Since God is the Author and The Holy Spirit dictated to men of God what was being said, the Holy Spirit can teach you what He said and what He meant.  This will give you the same power as you speak The Word of God in faith as God Himself.  When you take God’s Word believe it and speak it, it has the same power and result as if God Himself did it.  So make a choice to believe The Word and act on it, SPEAK IT!! Then see good things come into your life!!!

All the blessed to you!!! Shalom

TRUTH 4 THOUGHT – WEEKEND EDITION- SHALOM WITH GOD

Having therefore been justified by faith, peace (shalom) we are having with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also our entree we have as a permanent possession into this unmerited favor in which we have been placed permanently, and rejoice upon the basis of hope of the glory of God.  Romans 5:1 Kenneth Wuest Translation

Do you know you have been justified or made right with God the Father by faith?  Do you know what that means?  It means you have been made RIGHT with God and He ONLY sees the right you do because of the Blood of Jesus wiping out your sins.  This allows you to have complete and total confidence with The Father, knowing He does not see your sin, think about your sin or recall your sin to mind.  That takes FAITH!!! Faith on the Father’s part and faith on your part.  Why?  Because you see your sin, you are aware of it and know about it BUT, you must by faith believe that all your sins are forgiven and move forward in the righteousness that Jesus has so expensively paid for with His own Life.

Be mindful of and understand something.  Jesus not only gave His Life FOR YOU, He gave His Life TO YOU!!!   He gave you His Life and He took our punishment for all the sin we and everyone would ever commit.  Now His Life and the very Life of The Father Himself IS PERMANENTLY OURS!!!  The scripture above says since we have been justified by faith, PEACE or SHALOM we are HAVING with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  That means we are having in a constant and continuous supply WITH God completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord.  Take some time to think about that this weekend and keep this in mind as well…… WHAT YOU SEE and WHAT YOU HAVE are two different things!!!

And that’s this weekend’s TRUTH 4 THOUGHT!!

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT HE THAT BELIEVETH

Therefore, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm and tested stone.  It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on.  Whoever believes need never be shaken. Isaiah 28:16 New Living Translation

Imagine having a nice piece of beach front property.  You enjoy the nice sunny days and go out and enjoy the wind with your family and the sand.  But one day a fierce storm arises. The news says its disaster level storm and that you should vacate your home because the home will be wiped out.  But because you know the truth, that your home is built on a foundation that can with stand that storm and much worse you simply take refuge there and let the wind and water batter up against your firm foundation knowing that it will not bend or budge.  That type of confidence is available ONLY in the person of Jesus Christ.  This Old Testament scripture is talking about a building but it ultimately and at its core is talking about Jesus.   The part to take notice of is the part that says, “Whoever believes need never be shaken.”.  If you are a believer that is available to you and your family today and everyday through the GRACE of GOD Who is JESUS!!!

Did you know another picture of Jesus is the ark of which Noah and his family were SAVED in?  Outside of the ark, death,mayhem and destruction along with storms and torrential rain.  They may have rocked a little bit or even rolled but if they fell down due to the rocking and rolling of the ark they NEVER fell OUT of the ark they ALWAYS fell IN THE ARK.  That is a picture of you,  You are IN CHRIST!!!  Did you ever notice how many times in the New Testament the Bible says we are in Christ?  We are forever in Christ!! We are protected.  Noah and his family were protected because they believed and they kept on believing even though the rain did not show up for years.  WHOEVER BELIEVES NEED NEVER BE SHAKEN. You need never be shaken by things that happen, even if they are your own doing.  It does not matter for Christ is Our Savior, Our Redeemer, Our Deliverer, Our Protector, Our Salvation!!!!

Take a look at  Isaiah 28:16 in some other translations.

So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic. NIV

Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.  NASB

Therefore the Lord GOD said:” Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable. Holman Christian Standard Bible

therefore this is what the LORD God says: “Look! I am laying a foundation stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation: Whoever believes firmly will not act hastily. International Standard Version

Therefore, this is what the sovereign master, the LORD, says: “Look, I am laying a stone in Zion, an approved stone, set in place as a precious cornerstone for the foundation. The one who maintains his faith will not panic  NET Bible

This is what the Almighty LORD says: I am going to lay a rock in Zion, a rock that has been tested, a precious cornerstone, a solid foundation. Whoever believes [in him] will not worry.

Understand and know that Jesus is a firm and unshakeable foundation.  Don’t put your faith in your faith.  Put your faith in Him  and His faith. He is the Author and Finisher of faith.  The faith you have you got from Jesus so be constantly believing in Him and you will not be shaken, moved or have need for worry.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!