|Reverend LC Muzembi|
"If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" How Luke 11:13. He's already given you the Holy spirit.
"How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" Hebrews 9:14. There's protection for you in the blood of Jesus.
"If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?" Luke 12:28. He will cover you also.
How much more shall be your fullness; your protection, life, joy and peace and goodwill? Your Father in heaven will give you good things. He will take revenge for you also.
Be wary of those bent on giving you a false sense of peace. Jesus said, "The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep" John 10:13. You will know them by their fruits. He said, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep" John 10:10-11. You will certainly know false teachers by their fruits, by and by they will steal from you, destroy your livelihood or kill you.
What's Jesus giving you here? Life in abundance, not only so,;but is your good shepherd also - he gives his life to the sheep. He defends, protects, shields, guards and safeguards you entirely; and he keeps you secure away from danger, against any form of attack. He’s your defender, meaning he wards off your actual fears, and gives you peace. Grant, O Lord, thy protection and in protection, strength.
Blessed are the people whose God is Yahweh; for if you trust him, He will rise up early and help you, and be your protection.
May he surround you daily, so you will not fear whatever might come against you. Put your trust in him, God, and give thanks to him for his love, mercy, faithfulness, goodness and protection. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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