June 13, 2016
A Life Surrounded
Friends – “Stand when God says stand”
Deut. 11:1 “Therefore,
love the Lord your God and always keep His mandate
and His statutes, ordinances, and commands………...18 “Imprint
these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your
hands, and let them be a symbol[f] on your
them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you
walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write
them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that
as long as the heavens are above the earth, your days and those of your
children may be many in the land the Lord swore to give your fathers. 22 For if
you carefully observe every one of these commands I am giving you to follow—to
love the Lord your
God, walk in all His ways, and remain faithful[h] to Him
10:27 Love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your strength, and with your entire mind;
Isaiah 45:5 5 I am
Yahweh, and there is no other;
there is no God but Me.
I will strengthen[c] you,
though you do not know Me,
Daniel 3: 24 Then
King Nebuchadnezzar jumped up in alarm. He said to his advisers, “Didn’t we throw
three men, bound, into the fire?”
“Yes, of course, Your Majesty,” they
replied to the king.
exclaimed, “Look! I see four men, not tied, walking around in the fire
unharmed; and the
fourth looks like a son of the gods.”[k]
then approached the door of the furnace of blazing fire and called: “Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the Most High God—come out!” So
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out of the fire. 27 When
the satraps, prefects, governors, and the king’s advisers gathered around, they
saw that the fire had no effect on[l] the bodies of these men: not a hair of
their heads was singed, their robes were unaffected, and there was no smell of
fire on them.28 Nebuchadnezzar
exclaimed, “Praise to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego! He sent His
angel[m] and rescued His servants who trusted in
Him. They violated the king’s
command and risked their lives rather than serve or worship any god except
their own God. 29 Therefore I issue a
decree that anyone of any
people, nation, or language who says anything offensive against the God of
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego will be torn limb from limb and his house made
a garbage dump. For
there is no other god who is able to deliver like this.” 30 Then
the king rewarded Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.
When you are going through the fire! Christ is there!
Matthew 28: 17b “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go,
therefore, and make disciples of[f] all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And
remember,[g] I am
with you always,[h] to the
end of the age.”
When God’s people do God’s will, Christ
7:55 - 55 But Stephen, filled by the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven. He
saw God’s glory, with[v] Jesus
standing at the right hand of God, and he
said, 56 “Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing
at the right hand of God!”
Who are you bowing to?
Who did the three
friends bow to?
Matthew 28:20 - And remember,[g] I am
with you always,[h] to the
end of the age.”
Romans 12:1 Therefore,
brothers, by the mercies of God, I urge you to
present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy
and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual worship.[a] 2 Do not
be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that
you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
2 Timothy 1:7 7 For God
has not given us a spirit[b]of
fearfulness, but one of power, love, and
Romans 8: 37 No, in all these things we are more than victorious
through Him who loved us.
38 For I am persuaded that not even death or life,
angels or rulers,
things present or things to
39 height or depth, or any other created thing
will have the power to separate
from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!
Luke 10: 18 He said to them, “I
watched Satan fall from heaven like a lightning flash. 19 Look, I
have given you the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy; nothing
will ever harm you. 20 However, don’t rejoice that[d] the
spirits submit to you, but
rejoice that your names are written in
Psalm 103: 3 He forgives all your sin;
He heals all your diseases.
4 He redeems your life from the Pit;
He crowns you with faithful
love and compassion.
5 He satisfies you[a] with
your youth is renewed like the
……… 11 For as
high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His faithful love
toward those who fear Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed
our transgressions from us……
21 Praise the Lord, all
His servants who do His will.
22 Praise the Lord, all
in all the places where He
My soul, praise Yahweh!