“Remember thy word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
This is my comfort in my affliction: for thou word hath quickened (revived) me.
The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from thy law.
I remember thy judgment of old, O Lord; and have comforted myself.
Horror (indignation) hath take hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
Thy statutes have been my song in the house of my pilgrimage.
I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law.
This I had, because I keep thy precepts.” Psalm 119:49-56 ZAIN Thanks so much for “taking this refresher course” with me, I know for some this may seem tedious and monotonous as we have “discussed” Psalm 119, verse y verse. But I do want you think about this, even if you know these verses inside out, there may be someone else who doesn’t, you may have heard them ministered countless of times but there may be someone else who hasn’t. And we have to have his word to hold onto for this present time and the times that are coming and the word will be in our lives just want this entire chapter reinteraties, which is the Lord will not only sustain but he will revive, renew, and restore us and remembering those promises and looking ahead in HOPE.
And as we are taught that Abraham held fast to his hope through the promises he had received of God, and as Abraham believed against hope, meaning that when everything in the natural LOOKED hopeless and APPEARED hopeless, and if he had asked anyone did they think he and Sarah would conceive a child that would lead to him being the Father of many nations, people would have laughed them to shame, and just think, they were both elderly, many many years BEYOND the human abilities to even produce or conceive children.
Others would have thought they had lost their minds!
Ah, again, the beauty of God and the fact that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO HIM and NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE TO HIM THAT BELIEVES IN HIM IN tHAT THERE IS NOTHING IMPOSSIBLE TO!
We’ll start as Paul used the at the assurance of the promise of God to Abraham. to remind us that we should stand in these promises.
Romans 4:17-21: “(As it is written, I HAVE MADE THEE A FATHER OF MANY NATIONS.) before him whom he believed, even God, WHO QUICKENETH (gives life to) THE DEAD, AND CALLETH THOSE THINGS WHICH BE NOT AS THOSE THEY WERE.
WHO AGAINST (contrary to) HOPE BELIEVED IN HOPE, that he might become the father of many nations, ACCORDING to that which was spoken, SO SHALL THY SEED BE, And being not weak in faith, he considered NOT his own body, now dead (too old to reproduce), when he was about an hundred years old, NEITHER yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb:
He staggered not at did not doubt) the PROMISE of God through unbelief:
But was STRONG IN FAITH, GIVING GLORY TO GOD. And being FULLY PERSUADED THAT, WHAT HE HAD PROMISED, HE WAS ABLE ALSO TO PERFORM.”
Φλογιζω NBJ 2020 / Rev. Nina Brown Johnson