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His Remembrance

Posted in books, following Jesus, God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2009 by rylanreed

“And I will remember My covenant” Genesis 9:15

Mark the form of the promise. God does not say, “And when ye shall look upon the bow, and ye shall remember my covenant, then I will not destroy the earth,” but it is gloriously put, not upon our memory, which is fickle and frail, but upon God’s memory, which is infinite and immutable. “The bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant.” Oh! it is not my remembering God, it is God’s remembering me which is the ground of my safety; it is not my laying hold of his covenant, but his covenant’s laying hold on me. Glory be to God! the whole of the bulwarks of salvation are secured by divine power, and even the minor towers, which we may imagine might have been left to man, are guarded by almighty strength. Even the remembrance of the covenant is not left to our memories, for we might forget, but our Lord cannot forget the saints whom he has graven on the palms of his hands. It is with us as with Israel in Egypt; the blood was upon the lintel and the two side-posts, but the Lord did not say, “When you see the blood I will pass over you,” but “When I see the blood I will pass over you.” My looking to Jesus brings me joy and peace, but it is God’s looking to Jesus which secures my salvation and that of all his elect, since it is impossible for our God to look at Christ, our bleeding Surety, and then to be angry with us for sins already punished in him. No, it is not left with us even to be saved by remembering the covenant. There is no linsey-wolsey here—not a single thread of the creature mars the fabric. It is not of man, neither by man, but of the Lord alone. We should remember the covenant, and we shall do it, through divine grace; but the hinge of our safety does not hang there—it is God’s remembering us, not our remembering him; and hence the covenant is an everlasting covenant. C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening, Evening August 13

What a great thing to grasp, that we don’t have to remember all the time or try and remind God of what He told us with the convent of old.  He remembers and will always remember, not letting one of His children out of His sight and out of His controlling, comforting hands.  We don’t have to do anything, and we didn’t DO anything to deserve this, since us and this world is all for the glory of God and His covenant allows us to be apart of His plan for world redemption.

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nothing’s impossible

Posted in God with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2009 by rylanreed

There are so many time where we as humans come into a situation, not looking for the best in it, but the worst and making a claim that its already impossible to accomplish.  And that’s with any kind of situation, or circumstance.  Nonbelievers have to rely in their own strength, that don’t know of anything else.  Believers can do the same, even though we have someone that actually wants to help (if its in His will), who is powerful and mighty.  It’s God, if you haven’t guessed, and we have His promise in the Bible that if we trust in Him and follow His will, nothing will be impossible.

“With God nothing will be impossible.”  Luke 1:37 NKJV

This is from a message that I got from a lady trying to prayerfully follow after Christ.  This is a little of what she said: 

I know this is a verse I’ve heard over and over again, but I find that sometimes I forget it. I know it by heart, but I sometimes fail to remember that the God of the Universe, the Ruler of ALL things, is in control, that nothing is impossible for Him. I find that more times than not, when I come to a tough situation, if I REMEMBER that to our GOD nothing is impossible, all I need to do is let go and let GOD handle that situation. My prayer is that I will learn to do this with EVERYTHING that comes my way, and I hope that is your prayer as well. All we have to do is turn everything over to GOD and He will take care of it. Isn’t our GOD amazing? Merlanda Klein

This is a promise from our most High God, and we can take it for what it is worth because of who God is.  Let us not look to ourselves to get things done, but look to the heavens for His working in and through our lives.