Open Doors from Quarantine ( 1) ( by Fenny West)

Open Doors from Quarantine ( 1)

41   And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”

42   Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

43   And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.

44   Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”

45   And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. Gen41:41-45

 

An open door awaits the child of God, who trusts in Him, depends on Him. He did it for Joseph. He can do it for you too. Just maintain your excellence, reliability integrity and purity. No matter the opposition, it will turn out to be an opportunity for your promotion and even an unprecedented open door.

Joseph had a big dream but as he innocently told his family, he ran into trouble. Whilst his father hid the matter in his heart, his brothers not only envied him but hated him and his guts (Gen 37:6-7). However he had the audacity to dream again despite their initial disgust and dismay and outrage (Gen 37 :9). The interpretations of the dreams were in no doubt: they would be subservient to him (Gen 37:8). The preferential treatment he got from his dad compounded issues. He specially tailored a coat of many colours for him as daddy’s pet. He knew it. His dad knew it. They knew it. ( Gen37:3) And so they wanted to put his light out at the earliest opportunity. They wanted that dream dead and buried.

The opportunity came when Jacob sent Joseph on errand, to go see if they were alright in the forest. When they saw him from afar they said, “Behold, the dreamer comes. Let’s kill him and see what will come of the dream.” V19

Soon they proceeded with their clandestine and wicked plan. Joseph was stripped of his coat and dumped in a dish awaiting execution. Then one of his brothers pleaded for him.” “Let’s sell him and make some money instead of killing him. V 22
Some traders emerged and the transaction was completed and Joseph was sold away as a slave. He ended up in Egypt, bought by an army officer – Potiphar. V25-28

God was with Joseph and caused him to excel and have favour with his master. He served his master so well that he left everything in his charge. He knew that Joseph was God – fearing and he was being blessed on account of Joseph’s presence. The success of Joseph was astounding. Gen 39:1-3

Meanwhile, Potiphar’s wife lusted after Joseph because of his good looks and build. She constantly pestered him to make love to her but Joseph refused, considering it a great wickedness, more so in view of his standing with his master. But she would not stop.
One day when he entered her room to do his chores, she grabbed him and tried to force him to make love to her against his will. Joseph refused her overtures to compromise his purity and integrity and ran away, leaving his coat with her. Gen 39:7-13

She screamed and wailed to attract the attention of the neighbours accusing Joseph of attempted rape. Joseph denied it but it was her word against his. His master believed her, albeit reluctantly, and Joseph was sent to prison. What a sad day it was! Talk of bad things happening to good people.

However, even in prison, Joseph displayed his excellent and exceptional character. This brought favour and an opening for him to be made an overseer of other prisoners. (Gen.39:20-23)

Do you have a dream that has been oppose or barricaded by circumstances? Have you found yourself in quarantine despite your good deeds, integrity and purity?  Have you lost your job as a result of the lock down from CORONA19 ? Or are you imprisoned at home but working from home and wondering when all this lock down would end? If so maintain your character and faith in God, wherever you have found yourself. God will give you an open door if your expect it. It could be a door to witness to friends online or from home or a door of promotion as you display excellence and loyalty to your employers even at such desperate times.

In jail Joseph cared for other inmates and that character opened the door for him to be made an overseer. He also noticed the sad countenance of other inmates and inquired what was wrong. They opened up to him-sharing their dreams which he interpreted. They were subsequently released just as he had predicted. He pleaded with one of them not to forget him when he was restored to his former role as a butler to the King. However he forgot him for two years.

Then the King dreams a dream that perplexed him and no one could interpret it. This was when the butler remembered Joseph and told the King about Joseph and how he interpreted his dream and that of his inmate and it came true.

Joseph was summoned to the palace where the king relayed his dream to him. Joseph interpreted the dream: that there would be seven years of plenty in the land and seven years of famine. However the famine would be so severe that the seven years of plenty would be forgotten. He advised the King to look for someone to administer the years of plenty so that they do not starve to death. Gen 41:29-36

The Pharaoh was so impressed that he not only pardoned Joseph, but promoted him from prisoner to Prime Minister.

“See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”

42   Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

43   And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.

44   Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”

45           And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt

What an opening for Joseph!

The Pharaoh gave him a chariot, his ring and a robe and Joseph was feted, honoured all through the land. Within 24 hours his life was completely transformed.  God can do the same in your life, despite your quarantine or lock down. Expect an opening, an opportunity, an open door, a supernatural favour or promotion. Remember, “All things work together for good to those who love God and who are the called according to purpose.” You have to stand on this scripture and ask the Holy Spirit that good thing that He has ordained for you during this lock down. If you seek Him about it earnestly, you will find it.

If you are a writer, expect God to open your eyes to write a best-seller even from what is happening as a result of this unprecedented lock down. If you are a songwriter, it can be a time to write a song that will go viral on all social media platforms. Expect great things from a great God.

Joseph had a dream from God and it appeared everything was working against him, but God allowed those things to bring Joseph to the place of the fulfilment of his dream, assignment and purpose.

Similarly your opposition will bring opportunity, promotion, open doors, acclaim, stupendous success that will resound for many years. And when that opportunity comes, use it to the glory of God. Give your very best. Do not forget where you came from.

Joseph despite not going to a university and studying a degree in finance and economics, excelled in his administration of the food and produce in the time of prosperity and bumper harvest. He sought the face of God who opened the door for him to give him wisdom to manage the plenty in an impressive way so that in the time of famine Egypt became a place where others came for food. Besides, his brothers also wandered into Egypt and were flabbergasted to find that their brother whom they sold was now in charge as the Prime Minister. Joseph, rather than take revenge against them, took care of them. Whilst they trembled, he comforted them, saying it was not their fault. They meant it for evil but God meant it for good to preserve the lives of many in future.

5 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.
6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting.
7 And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.
8 So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. Gen 45:5-8

So expect the Supernatural hand of God in your quarantine. God is still the same. Expect your opening, your opportunity, your ‘light –bulb- moment’. It could be a new job opportunity. It could be an opportunity to witness and lead someone or people to Christ. It could be the opening of an online mega-business that makes you a household name or brand. It could be a new skill or sets of skills you develop whilst on lock down that sets you up for life. Make the most this opportunity. The path of the righteous is like a shining light that shines brighter and brighter to the full light of day. (Prov. 4:18)

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; The rain also covers it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength; Ps84:5-7

Take this word and mix it with faith and run with it and make this lock down or quarantine work big for you.

All Things are Possible ( by Fenny West)

All Things are Possible

 

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All things are possible to those who believe 

I have prayed the Word and I will see 

The word of God is so sure, settled in heaven

It will accomplish that which pleases Him 

 

I believe and I will see

I believe and I have received

I believe and so I speak

My confession will bring a manifestation 

If God says yes who can say no? 

 

By two unchangeable things
It is impossible for God to lie
His promises are yes and amen in Christ Jesus
The Word gone out from His mouth

will not return to Him empty. 

 

23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark9:23

All things are Possible

 

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Born Blessed ( by Fenny West)

Born Blessed

Blessed Be God who has blessed me with every spiritual blessing from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet.

I am above only; the head and not the tail. I prosper in all I do  and wherever  I go. I prosper in my body, my business, in  the city and in the country side ,in the summer or winter, even in times of famine. God satisfies me and gives me a hundred-fold return like Isaac. He makes me prosperous until I become very prosperous. He makes me great until I become very great and an envy of unbelievers around. 

As I put God first, all other things are added to me. I ask no good thing. He gives me Goshen-  the best of the land. He opens His good treasure and pours out His blessings upon me until there no room to contain it. 

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places and I have a goodly heritage. 
Because I am planted in the house of God, I flourish in His courts. I bring forth fruit even in my old age. I am like a vintage wine. I get better with age. He has made me a wonder in my generation. My blessings are from generation to generation. I leave a legacy for all time. I am blessed with inventive, creative and innovative genius. I am a seed of Abraham and Abraham’s blessings are mine. 
I am blessed because I do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly nor stand in the way of sinners, nor  sit in the seat of God-mocker. But my delight is in the Word of God and on His Word I meditate day and night. I am  a tree planted by the rivers of water and I yield my fruit in its season. My leaf does not wither and whatever I do prospers. My God works in me to do exceeding abundantly, far above what I can ask or think or imagine-far beyond even my wildest dream.

I am blessed to be a blessing to God, the world and my generation and even beyond.
I am led of the Spirit to sow at the right place, at the right time, with the right people. I always hear the voice of the Lord saying to me, “This is the way, walk in it.”
He leads me to my green pastures and my wealthy place. Foreigners come with their silver and gold to build my walls.
I am blessed to the glory of God.

Seeds Sown Shall Sprout ( by Fenny West)

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Seeds Sown Shall Sprout

When we hear the word: “Seed” most of us immediately think of money, especially in church. We think of sowing seed for God or for the man or woman of God, but we often forget that in all of life we sow; in all we do, we sow. We sow good seeds or bad seeds; we sow on good ground or bad ground; we sow with a good or bad attitude. We sow seeds in many ways: In our service in departments in the house of God, we are sowing seeds. In encouraging others, in writing articles, songs, books, in helping others, in showing kindness, in studying hard in school, in showing respect to elders, we are sowing seeds.  In practising your musical instrument, or at work you sow seeds which could be poor or excellent or mediocre.

Singing, getting up early to read and study and meditate on the word, interceding for others, showing good example to others, cleaning, taking care of your health by sleeping well but not oversleeping, taking exercise, drinking water, taking people out for meal, visiting friends, relatives, respecting the elderly, taking care of them or your parents, visiting the sick in hospital, eating healthily, spending wisely, improving yourself in taking a course that will add to your employability, counselling people well to improve their lives, avoiding bad habits, taking care of your children, making, phone calls to encourage, writing a letter or sending a text to cheer are all seeds you sow.

Type of Harvest So one thing we are sure of is, even as we are sure that we sow in all we do:

 A harvest will come from what we sow. In other words, we will reap what we sow. If we sow banana, we will not reap peanuts but banana. If we sow in a good soil, then our harvest will be a good harvest. But how good the harvest is will again depend on how good the land is.

 

“Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?14 The sower sows the word.15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts.16 These likewise are the ones sown on stony ground who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with gladness;17 and they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble.18 Now these are the ones sown among thorns; they are the ones who hear the word,19 and the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.20 But these are the ones sown on good ground, those who hear the word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred.”

Mark4:13-20

Therefore we need to be careful as to ensure we plant goods seeds on very good grounds as to expect a great harvest. It is God who gives good seeds to the sower. (Isa55:10 )

10     ” For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven,

       And do not return there,

       But water the earth,

       And make it bring forth and bud,

       That it may give seed to the sower

       And bread to the eater,

Isa55:10

 

Source of Seeds

 Let’s take our seed from His Word. Anything contrary to His Word is a bad seed and comes from the adversary. And we should have nothing to do with sowing bad seeds. The fruit of the spirit are all good seeds. God wants each one of us to produce good fruit and much of it so that He will be glorified. He wants fruit that will remain, endure and even spread. He wants the seeds we sow to become trees of righteousness and for the trees to become forests.

 

1     “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

5     “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

John15:1-8

22        But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. Gal5:222-23

So when you think or hear of a seed next time, don’t be narrow-minded. See the bigger picture and sow a good seed, sow joyfully and bountifully; be a good land, sow with expectancy-great expectancy. You will not be disappointed.

 As we have seen  in the parable of the sower, there are good soils and bad soils in which people sow. In the parable of the sower, the Lord identified four different types of lands we can sow in. There is the wayside, the stony ground, the thorny ground and then the good ground. Even the good ground has different levels of productivity depending on how fertilised it is, hence the harvest may be 30, 60 or 100 fold.( Mark4:13-20 )

Therefore we need to watch out for the land we sow in. We also need to make sure we represent a good soil that others can sow in. For instance if some does not take counsel, that person becomes a bad soil to sow counsel in; whereas the person who readily takes godly counsel will be a good ground to sow counsel in.

Hence we need to be discriminatory as to what seed we sow and where we sow our seed. In regard to the example given about the stubborn person and the seed of counsel, instead of counsel, we can sow prayer to soften their hearts to receive. Also by being patient with them and persevering whilst praying until they become receptive, we are sowing the seed of patience.

So in all we do, we are sowing. The question is: is it a good seed or a bad one? Also in what type of land are we sowing? Is it a good one or a bad one? And if it is good, how good is it. How are we sowing. Our attitude is as important as the seed we sow; and our attitude will determine our altitude. Are we  sowing excellently, bountifully or carelessly, or grudgingly? Are we sowing with faith and expectation or sowing with fear and not expecting?

Seed Time and Harvest Time

After sowing, there is watering and tending the seed we have sown before the harvest comes. Some seeds sprout in no time whilst others take time. For instance if you plant an oak tree, it will take a while to grow and be Again as we sow, whether or not we like it a harvest time will come.

 

6     Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.

7          Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.  Gal6:6-9

5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren to go to you ahead of time, and prepare your generous gift beforehand, which you had previously promised, that it may be ready as a matter of generosity and not as a grudging obligation.

6          But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.2Cor2:5-8

 

The Harvest will Come.  Are you ready for it?

 

22     ” While the earth remains,

       Seedtime and harvest,

       Cold and heat,

       Winter and summer,

       And day and night

                Shall not cease.” Gen8:22

A Promise out of Context is a Pretext

Paul, writing to the Philippians, commended them for how they supported his missions and assured them that “ my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory. Often we use this scripture out of context. A Promise taken out of context is a pretext.

12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

14        Nevertheless you have done well that you shared in my distress.15 Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only.16 For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities.17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.18 Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.2

 

Wait for your Due Season

1     Blessed is the man

     Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,

       Nor stands in the path of sinners,

       Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

2     But his delight is in the law of the LORD,

       And in His law he meditates day and night.

3     He shall be like a tree

       Planted by the rivers of water,

       That brings forth its fruit in its season,

       Whose leaf also shall not wither;

        And whatever he does shall prosper.

Ps1:1-3

Notice that there is a due season for the harvest. Be patient. Be not weary in well doing. Sow good seeds. Sow on good soil. Sow bountifully and joyfully.

 

 

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They Will Doubtless Return

 

Those who sow in tears

shall reap in joy.

Those who go out weeping

bearing precious seeds to sow

They will doubtless return

They will doubtless return

They will doubtless return

With joy and with a great harvest.

The rod of the wicked

Shall not rest on the plot of the righteous

The lines have fallen for me

In pleasant places

So I will doubtless return

I will doubtless return

I will doubtless return

with joy and with a great harvest.

Gen8:22 Luke6:38 Phil4:12-19 2Cor8:9

 

 

Seeds Sown Shall Sprout

 

Seeds sown shall sprout

In due season

Seed time and harvest time

Day and night

Summer and winter

Shall not cease.

So sow good seeds

Sow on good ground

Sow cheerfully

Sow bountifully

Sow with a good motive.

Sow and water the seed sown.

Then wait patiently

For a great harvest.

 

 

Let us pray

Father I thank you for opening my eyes to many-faceted dimension of sowing. Help me Lord to be conscious in all I do that I am sowing a seed. I pray that I will sow a good seed, sow joyfully, sow bountifully; sow in a good soil, sow expectantly of a great harvest and be patient for my due season to come.

I thank you, Lord for the seed you give me to sow. Help me Lord to know the difference between a seed and a harvest and not to eat my seed, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Too Busy for Jesus? ( by Rick Warren)

Too Busy for Jesus?
by Rick Warren

“She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.” (Luke 2:7 NLT)

One year when our children were young, my wife decided that I would get to choose where the family went on vacation. I decided I wanted to do a totally spontaneous vacation with no planning whatsoever. As a pastor and leader, every day of my life is planned out. Planning a vacation doesn’t sound like fun!

A totally spontaneous vacation when you’re married with kids is not a good idea. Without making any plans on the first five nights of that vacation in five different cities, we slept in our car during four of those nights because we couldn’t find a motel with vacancy. My kids were not happy campers. On the fifth night, we decided to plan ahead.

That vacation helped me understand what the Bible means when we’re told during the story of the first Christmas that there was “no lodging available” for Mary and Joseph.

The coming of the eternal God and promised Messiah had been anticipated for thousands of years. Prophecies foretold the truth that the Savior of the world would be coming. His birth would be so important that it would split history into B.C. and A.D. Your birthday is dated in relationship to the birthday of Jesus.

Yet when the Son of God came into the world, there was no room for him. The innkeeper missed a prime opportunity. If Jesus had been born in one of his rooms, the innkeeper could have built one of those big Las Vegas signs that points down and reads, “Son of God Born Here!” He could have charged a fortune for rooms! Instead he missed the biggest blessing of his life because he didn’t have room for Jesus.

We can’t be too harsh on the innkeeper for not having room for Jesus. We do it all the time.

We all resist giving him the importance in our lives that he deserves. We fill up our schedule with events that pale in significance compared to Jesus. We spend our money on the newest gadget and have nothing to give to God’s work around the world. We spend all our time advancing our careers and yet say we have no time to help others in our church and community.

As you prepare to celebrate Christmas this year, ask yourself this question: Have you left room in your inn for Jesus?

Talk It Over

  • What are some ways we fill our “inns” and leave little room for Jesus during Christmas — and throughout the year?
  • How can you create margin in your Christmas schedule to focus on the importance of Jesus?
  • What are some things in your life you need to say “no” to so you can say “yes” to a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus?

Go! Go!! Go !!! ( by Fenny West)

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Go! Go!! Go!!!

Regardless of the foe

Go, go, go!!

Because of Whom you know

Go, Go, Go!

in prayer sow

In your vision sow

In your purpose sow

In your dream sow

in your assignment sow.

3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. Josh1:3

8 Ask of Me, and I will give You The nations for Your inheritance, And the ends of the earth for Your possession. Ps2:8

Pressing Toward the Goal

 2 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,

14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

©Fenny West2013

Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win (By Fenny West)

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You Beat the Odds
When many did not
In the ‘First Race’
To reached the goal.

 

You faced many hurdles
But you beat them all
Despite the challenges
You kept on going.

 

Yes, you kept pressing on
Till you burst through.
A new life began
You disembarked in the earth.

 

And now you still face the odds
And all around is darkness
You are tempted to pack it in.
Winners never quit, winners never win.

 

 

Cast Down but Unconquered

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

8     We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed — 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.

 

2Cor4:7-9,16-18

9     But as it is written: ” Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

1Cor2:94

 

God’s Everlasting Love

31   What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

32   He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

33   Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.

34   Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.

35   Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36   As it is written: ” For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

37   Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

38   For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

39   nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom.8:28,31-39

©Fenny West2013