God is Able

“But the more they were opressed, the more they multiplied and spread.” Exodus 1:12

Since the beginning of time Satan has sought to use different peoples to oppress God’s people. He has used Pharoah, Nero, Hitler, Mao, and continues to use numerous people today to oppress, silence and persecute those who proclaim Jesus. Yet, just as in the times of Pharoah, the more believers are oppressed, the more they are persecuted, the more the followers of Jesus grow. You can see this today in China, Iran, North Korea and other areas where the government has said no, you can’t worship Jesus. This is where God’s mighty power is displayed and underground churches prosper. A true believer can’t deny their Lord and Savior and will risk it all, even to the point of death to stand firm until the end. It is with a supernatural grace that they are able to stand and face the flames, the lions or gunpoint and sing praises unto the Lord. For they like Shadrach, Meshach and Abindigo have already determined, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it and He will rescue us from your hand, O King. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up (Daniel 3:17).”

Putting this into perspective:

Most of us do not live where we are oppressed and persecuted for our faith. Yet, the enemy is crafty. For not only does he use oppression and persecution, he uses the everyday trials of life. His desire is to get us to give up on the Lord. To silence our testimony.  He can not take our salvation, so the next best thing is for him to get us to quit on God. Scripture tells us that we must, “fight the good fight, run the race set before us and to stand firm until the end (I Tim. 6:12, I Cor. 16:13, He. 12:1).” We must remember that the Lord is able to deliver us from whatever troubles that are set before us, but also we must come to the place of acceptance that says even if He doesn’t deliver us, He is worthy of our praise!

God is Able (Hillsong)

Lifted up
He defeated the grave
Raised to life
Our God is able
In His name
We overcome
For the Lord
Our God is able

God is with us
God is on our side
He will make a way
Far above all we know
Far above all we hope
He has done great things

God is with us
He will go before
He will never leave us
He will never leave us
God is for us
He has open arms
He will never fail us
He will never fail us

No matter the oppression, no matter the trial, God is able to deliver!!! How great and awesome He is!

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