Keep Your Cool (by Fenny West)

Keep Your Cool



Philippians 4:6-7 New King James Version (NKJV) 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. New King James Version (NKJV)

43 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name;
You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you.
For I am the Lord your God,
The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I gave Egypt for your ransom,
Ethiopia and Seba in your place.
Since you were precious in My sight,
You have been honored,
And I have loved you;
Therefore I will give men for you,
And people for your life.
Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your descendants from the east,
And gather you from the west

Isaiah 43:1-3

Keep Your Cool
No matter what
God is in control
And that, all the time.

Why worry when you can pray
Touch base with the King of kings
And the Lord of lords?
He has the final Word concerning you.

Keep your cool
Despite what you see
Hear people say
Keep your cool
Regardless of how you feel.

The Master of the Seas
Is your Advocate, your Alpha and Omega
He is your Author and Your Finisher and Intercessor. He paid the Full Price with His blood.  And the blood of the Eternal Covenant speaks for you.

looking unto Jesus, the [a]author and [b]finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb 12:2

Those who oppose  you
Are working for you.
Take a leaf from Joseph.
They came and prostrated before him.
They were terrified when he revealed himself.

Then Joseph said to his brothers, “I am Joseph; does my father still live?” But his brothers could not answer him, for they were dismayed in his presence. And Joseph said to his brothers, “Please come near to me.” So they came near. Then he said: “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. Genesis 45:3-5

Keep your cool
At all times.
There are more with you
than are against you.
If God be for you,
Who can be against you?

They came huffing and puffing
With their armaments and in great fury
Against the people of God.
They thought they got them, they were trapped by the Red Sea.
But little did they know  they were digging their Graves.
Soon they were all gone in a watery grave. They all like a stone as the apple of God’s eyes crossed over to the other side.
The Lord is fighting for them.

14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”

15 And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward. 16 But lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.
25 And He took off their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the Lord fights for them against the Egyptians.”
Exodus 14:14-16, 25

Keep your cool
Child of God.
Jesus has given the Word:
“Let us go to the otherside.”
Then there was tumult,
ferocious, atrocious, malevolent wind, bent on destruction.
The Disciples were afraid and panicked:”Master don’t you care?”
Jesus, rose and spoke to the wind,”Peace, be still.”  And there was a great calm.
And the reached the otherside.
Wind and Wave Obey Jesus

35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace,[a] be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How[b] is it that you have no faith?” 41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes…
Mark4: 34-39, -5:1

So keep your cool.

Wherever he went, there was the prophecy coming from the Holy Spirit of the atrocities he would suffer in places.
But Paul kept his cool. He said,

24″ But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my [b]race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

Acts 20:24

Paul kept his cool and finished his course. You too can!

Paul’s Valedictory

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

Keep Your Cool
Elisha was having a quiet time, and in rushed his servant in hysteria and great phobia:
“Master, we are done for! We are surrounded by our enemies. And they are very many. It a hopeless situation.” (paraphrase)
What did his master say?

 “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Elisha prayed to the Lord, and said, “Strike this people, I pray, with blindness.” And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha. 2 Kings 6:16-18

There are more with us than are against us. LORD open his eyes.
And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings6:17

Jesus was crucified and the disciples ran underground,  afraid they would be next in line. The demon spirits rejoiced, “We got Him! We we got Him!
But little did they know they had played into God’s hands.
After the righteous demands of Just God were accepted,  and Jesus had disarmed principalities and powers,  He rose up triumphant as the King of Glory , the Resurrection and the Life.
He came back to His disciples and said,
“All Hail!”
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.
Colossians 2:15

He did it for you and I.

So keep your cool

Cast Down but Unconquered

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 2 Cor4:8-9

Seeing the Invisible

16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

It’s not over until He says so.
God will fight for you and you will hold your peace. Be careful for nothing…
He’s got you covered in all circumstances.  He paid for the whole field. You are divine territory. His angels are on assignment on your behalf.
Keep your cool.
Be not moved.
Be energized
Be Empowered

Glory to God!