Easter song, “He Lives” chorus has the lyrics “Up from the grave He arose! With a mighty triumph o’er His foes! He arose a Victor from the dark domain and He lives forever with His saints to reign….He Arose: He Arose….Hallelujah Christ arose!”
As God sees the whole picture of our lives at one time, He sees that we are already victors. He doesn’t see us still waiting for victory over our circumstances.
I heard Karen Schatzline speak about being Brave. She referred to how Christians are letting culture rule us, instead of the other way around. She reminded us to put on the full armor of God, daily. (Ephesians 6: 11) We need the helmet to protect us from what our minds take in and righteousness to protect and guide our bodies. We need peace wherever we go. We need our great big shield for faith and truth. We need the Word of God as our sword. This is more of an offensive move.
Karen and her hubby: Pat, are involved in I Am Remnant Ministries. They have written books and have other resources available in their ministry.
One line in one of her books: “Your persistence will determine your promise.”
Persist: that takes time…..My promise won’t come or be determined automatically. I can’t ask for my promise like I can ask for a burger from fast food.
Karen referred to the Shunamite woman in 2 Kings 4: 15- 37. The Shunamite waited for a child. She finally had one. He died. She had faith to tell the prophet who told her she would have a child, everything was “well”. She said everything was alright, or going to be alright. My hubby has always had that saying. He is the only person I’ve ever known to really believe that and teach it to others.