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Proverbs 3:5 (KJV) “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; And lean not unto thine own understanding.”
Last Sunday Americans witnessed one of the most horrific scenes played out on tv, social media, and in person in Las Vegas. A gunman from his hotel room opened fire on a crowd of people at a concert. 58 people lost their lives and over 500 were injured. It was something right out of the movies. And like many of you, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I read were one person said, “this doesn’t seem like America anymore!”. We all can see that times are changing and people are getting worse and worse. Through all the chaos and commotion, we all have asked the question, “why?”. What would make a person do such a thing? As the police, FBI, and other law enforcement agencies are combing through the evidence trying to find a reason why, we have even asked God why.
We may never find all the answers to these questions, and we may never know why, but ladies and gentlemen, I can tell you who is behind all this destruction. Satan. The devil is a real being and his motive of operation is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). Although this tragedy may have surprised US, God was not surprised or caught off guard. 2Tim. 3:1 says, “perilous times shall come in the last days”. We are living in those last days, people of God. Dangerous times are here. The Word of God warned of these times in multiple places. We live in a time that the world calls evil ‘good’ and good ‘evil’. Friends, we are not to be fearful in these times. Now, more than ever, we should be busy about the Fathers business. Are we praying for our leaders? Are we praying for our families? Are we praying for our enemies? Are we leading others to Jesus Christ? If not, it’s time to start.
We must have faith in God. Our verse says to trust God and not to lean on our understanding. That means things are not going to go our way all the time, but trust God anyway. The world may be in fear and turmoil, be we are to trust God anyway. We don’t have to try and figure out every detail or ask why all the time. We just trust God. It is God who will see HIS people through. So, remember this, the greater the darkness, much greater will the revival be. Darkness will not overcome the light of God’s kingdom, of which you and I are a part of. Trust God with everything you have!
1 Samuel 17:37“Moreover David said, ‘The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.’”
You know, growing up a preacher’s kid, you hear so many stories told from behind the pulpit and at home. My dad was a man of God that tried to teach his family and lead them to the best of his ability. There were so many times when he would (in his own way) teach us the different principles that scripture had for us to know. He truly planted inside each of us those biblical roots that we needed as we’ve grown older. There were two stories that always stood out to me growing up, but the one I want to talk about today was David and Goliath.
As my dad told us the story, he reminded us that David was just a shepherd at the time. He’d not been made king yet. Everything that I am going to be saying comes from 1 Samuel chapter 17. I encourage you to read it and pay attention to the dialog there. As many stories in the bible do, it makes me smile as to how familiar the conversations are from back then as compared to today. Many of us would say the same thing. Verse 3 paints the picture of the battle grounds they were on. Saul’s army on one side, Goliath’s on the other. A lot of times that’s how it is in our Christian walk. Us with Jesus on one side, and Satan with his armies on the other.
Now, continuing our look on this situation, let’s compare David and this giant he’s went to fight. Scripture continues to record Goliath and his armor saying Goliath was 6 cubits tall. As I’ve researched, I’ve found that different ancient people groups assigned different lengths to the term “Cubit”, but Goliath was anywhere between 9-13 feet tall. And then here we have David, scripture says he was in his youth! Dake’s notes also say that a total weight of Goliath’s armor was around 318lbs. Now I don’t know about you, but if a man like that came around me yelling taunts twice a day for 40 days (1 Samuel 7:8-10), I would be a little fearful too (1 Samuel 17:9)! David wasn’t. He chose to trust God and move in faith, even in a seemingly helpless situation (1 Samuel 17:37). As Goliath was equipped with such amazing armor, David was very simple. Scripture says he had his staff, his sling shot, and 5 stones he chose from the brook. Five. That’s it. Just five. On in the chapter it talks how Goliath had other family members, and as it doesn’t directly say this, I can’t help but think that David got those other 4 stones for his family members.
So, let me break this down just a bit, we have this mighty giant equipped with the best armor coming against a simple, “small”, ill-equipped man of God with rocks. David only needed one for Goliath because he trusted that the Lord would defeat him. What faith and confidence he had in our God! When our giants rise up against us, we must know who we are in Christ, and put 100% trust in our God that through Jesus we are able to defeat those giants!
Christ’s Corner was founded by the late Pastor, Teacher, Professor and Father Dr. Walter D. Hill. Dr. Hill was a loving and devoted family man and minister of the Gospel. He was a retired public school teacher who pastored three Baptist churches over a total of 20 years and his goal was to inform, challenge, and encourage people through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He started the Christ’s Corner ministry through an E-mail based weekly article. Over time, he connected with local papers before expanding throughout the United States until he was able to reach out to missionaries who shared his work around the world. We are excited to continue his work in spreading the love of Jesus Christ in our homes, in our communities, and to the world.
We believe that the bible is the inerrant word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe in a living God who is three in one. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus was conceived by the work of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin being fully God and fully man, living a sinless life. We believe that Jesus was crucified and buried then arose again on the third day. We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer that He sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, and indwells at salvation. (John 14:16-17, John 16:7)
My name is Anna Green and I am the daughter of Dr. Walter D. Hill, the founder of Christ’s Corner. I was saved at a very young age but it wasn’t until I was older that I truly started to seek Him out. Growing up as a southern Baptist preacher’s daughter, I have experienced and witnessed a lot of different “religious” stumbling blocks being in the backside of ministry, but I am thankful that I could learn from my dad as he continued his educations and studied out all of the different beliefs.
I am now a member of a non-denominational church called Outreach Church in Newnan, Georgia under the covering of my Pastor and Co-Pastor Kevin and Nicole Royston. Under them, my husband and I began to flourish and grow in the things of God and learn what it is to be Spirit lead. Outreach Church reaches out to the surrounding communities as a witness of Jesus Christ to those who are lost and broken and to bring encouragement to those who are hurting. To show the love of God to the forgotten and ashamed so that they would know that there is forgiveness and salvation. Click here to visit their page.
Before our dad passed, he instructed me as to how to conduct the Christ’s Corner each week, leaving his ministry for me to continue and grow. With my husband’s insight and knowledge along with my close immediate family’s skills and talents, we hope to continue to expand and share the Word of God and look forward to working with others in build this ministry.
I have decided to stand, unashamed in believing God and His word and keeping my eyes on Him. I will continue to seek Him and trust Him all the days of my life.
Thank you and God bless.
As we go through life, we are hit by bad choices, hard circumstances, and consequences of our sins. Each true Christian can testify that they have gone through these valleys and struggles. But we are here to encourage you that there is hope. An everlasting hope.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” What a deep love that is to give so much so that a sinner like us could have a chance to be saved. Not only do we have the choice to be saved, but He wants us to live life more abundantly (John 10:10). He has a plan for us to have a complete life full of purpose. God wants, so much, to have a personal relationship with you!
Accepting Jesus as your lord and savior is not as complicated as some would have you believe. You can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace through faith in His son, Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8). All that is needed is for you to confess that you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask Him to forgive you. It’s a matter of the heart. God cares about the attitude of your heart, your honesty. When you are TRULY ready to give your life to the Lord, it can seem like a hard situation. Your mind and heart are battling for what they think is best, but I assure you, accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savor is the best decision you could ever make. Speak with your mouth! Let it come freely from your hearts! Romans 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” Below is an example of the sinner’s prayer for you to say and confess Christ as your savior.
“Heavenly Father, I confess now that I am a sinner, and I ask that you forgive me for my sins knowingly and unknowingly. I believe that your son, Jesus Christ, died for my sins and that you raised Him from the dead. I accept Him now as my personal Lord and Savior from this day forward. Father, I ask that you guide my life and help me to do your will. I ask this, in Jesus’s name, Amen.”
Once you’ve spoken this out and truly confess from your heart, your sins have been forgiven! You’ve become white as snow in God’s eyes! (Isaiah 1:18). We encourage you to become involved in a local church. Let them know that you’ve given your life to Christ and that you’d like to be baptized. Let the Holy Spirit lead you and begin to seek God’s face!
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