Hearts are Failing

The Stress of Fear is Making Hearts Fail.

Luke 21:25-26 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;  26  Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

Fear makes the Heart Faint.

Leviticus 26:36  And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.

The Heart of the People of Jericho Melted!

Joshua 2:11  And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

Evil can Overtake a Heart and Make it Sick!

Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?

Psalms 81:11-12 But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.  So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

Through Jesus Christ our Hearts can be at Peace!

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

The Appearance

The future Appearance of Jesus Christ

Colossians 3:4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

1 Timothy 6:14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

1 Peter 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

The Judge Appears

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

Rewards at His Appearing

2 Timothy 4:8  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Christ will Appear as the Great God and Savior.

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

We will see Christ as He Is.

1 John 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Now that is Terrible!

The Lord is Terrible!

Psalms 47:2 For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

Terrible: to fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten:

God is Terrible to His Enemies!

Psalms 66:3 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

The Lord among you is Terrible.

Deuteronomy 7:21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

The Lord’s Presence is Terrible!

Hebrews 12:21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

It would be terrible to be on the wrong side of God!

Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

The Sound of the Trumpet

Joshua’s Victory at the Sound of the Trumpet

Joshua 6:20  So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

Gideon’s Victory at the Sound of the Trumpet

Judges 7:22  And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.

The LORD enters battle with the Sound of the Trumpet

Psalms 47:5 God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

The Day of the LORD comes with the Sound of the Trumpet

Joel 2:1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;

The Lord’s Angles will Gather the Elect with the Sound of the Trumpet

Matthew 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The First Resurrection will start at the Sound of the Trumpet

1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Listen for the Trumpet of the Lord!

For Ever and Ever

The LORD’s Reign is for Ever and Ever

Exodus 15:18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever.

Psalms 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.

Is for Ever and Ever longer than for Ever?

Daniel 7:18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

Jesus Christ is the God and King for Ever and Ever.

Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

1 Peter 4:11b … that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

The final Trumpet!

Revelation 11:15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

My Strong Rock

The Rock that is higher than I.

Psalms 61:2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

No Rock like Ours!

Deuteronomy 32:31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.

The Lord God is my Rock

2 Samuel 22:2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;

2 Samuel 22:32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?

Build your House on a Rock!

Matthew 7:24-25  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

The Church on a Rock!

Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

That Rock is Christ!

1 Corinthians 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

Be Thankful Today

Bring the Lord Thanksgiving!

Psalms 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

King David gave Thanks when he brought in the Ark of the Lord to Jerusalem

1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Repeated: Psalms 106:1, 107:1, 118:1, 118:29, 136:1

The Will of God

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Eternal Thanksgiving!

Revelation 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

A Virtuous Woman

One of life’s great treasures is a Virtuous Woman!

Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

A Woman who Fears the Lord!

Proverbs 31:30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.

A Woman of Excellent Reputation!

Ruth 3:11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.

The Husband of a Virtuous Woman is a blessed Man!

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

What a Valuable Find!

Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

Super Glad that I Found Her!

Trial of Your Faith

Proven Faith is Precious and Praiseworthy!

1 Peter 1:7  That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:

Abraham was Tried!

Genesis 22:2  And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

Hebrews 11:17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

No Faith? No God.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Self-Examination

2 Corinthians 13:5a Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. …

The Lord’s Examination

Psalms 26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.

Will He Find Faith in You?

Luke 18:8b Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?

Creation’s Testimony

The Heavens declare God’s Glory

Psalms 19:1-3 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Astronomers estimate that our universe contains over 100 billion galaxies, and that each galaxy contains, on the average 100 billion stars.

The Psalmist says:

The heavens declare the glory of God. Every day they speak to us and show off the knowledge of God. They don’t have a human language but their voice is heard in all languages.

Creation’s testimony:

1. WE SERVE A HUGE GOD. 2. Nothing is too difficult for Him. 3. God is in control of every aspect of the universe and thereby controls our life too!

God made Creation Speak

Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, even thou, art Lord alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith God the Lord, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 45:12, Isaiah 48:12-13

Psalms 102:25-27 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God! The Firmament shows the work of his hands!

How about your life? Can God handle your life? Can God take care of your eternity?

I believe the answer is YES!