Episode 767 • Angus Buchan
We have to choose to trust the Lord with all our hearts! We may feel it necessary at certain times in our lives to recommit our lives to God - and put Him first again. Nehemiah 9:38 “And because of all this, We make a sure covenant and write it; Our leaders, our Levites, and our priests seal it.”
Episode 765 • Angus Buchan
Father God wants us to stand firm in Him. He is for us, He will fight for us! 2 Chronicles 20:17 "You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.” Exodus 14:13-14 "And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
Episode 764 • Angus Buchan
Psalm 20:7 "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God." God is the one who will protect and preserve you! Lean on Him. 2 Chronicles 18:28-34 Ahab Dies in Battle "So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth Gilead. And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “I will disguise myself and go into battle; but you put on your robes.” So the king of Israel disguised himself, and they went into battle. Now the king of Syria had commanded the captains of the chariots who were with him, saying, “Fight with no one small or great, but only with the king of Israel.” So it was, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, “It is the king of Israel!” Therefore they surrounded him to attack; but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him, and God diverted them from him. For so it was, when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him. Now a certain man drew a bow at random, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of his armor. So he said to the driver of his chariot, “Turn around and take me out of the battle, for I am wounded.” The battle increased that day, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot facing the Syrians until evening; and about the time of sunset he died."
Identified With The Sinner
Episode 763 • Angus Buchan
Emmanuel means 'God with us'. Jesus has been where we are - He understands what we are going through. He wants us to talk to Him. Isaiah 53:12 "Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors."
Nothing But The Word
Episode 762 • Angus Buchan
The Word of God will sustain us until the end of the race! Isaiah 54:17 "'No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me.' Says the Lord." Philippians 4:19 "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
Faithful Witness In The Sky
Episode 758 • Angus Buchan
We are sojourners on this earth and while we are here we are called to reflect the Son, just as the moon (known as a faithful witness in the sky) reflects the sun, we are called to reflect the Son and be faithful witnesses. Psalm 89:37 "It shall be established forever like the moon, Even like the faithful witness in the sky.”
If I Perish, I Perish
Episode 756 • Angus Buchan
Because we love the Lord we will want to please Him by living a lifestyle that He prescribes. Esther 4:16 “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!”
Episode 754 • Angus Buchan
Let's not forget how much God loves us! 1 Corinthians 13 "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."
Don't Ask Questions
Episode 753 • Angus Buchan
Proverbs 10:19 "In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains his lips is wise." Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 "Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil. Do not be rash with your mouth, And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God. For God is in heaven, and you on earth; Therefore let your words be few. For a dream comes through much activity, And a fool’s voice is known by his many words. When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; For He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed— Better not to vow than to vow and not pay. Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands? For in the multitude of dreams and many words there is also vanity. But fear God."
Episode 752 • Angus Buchan
God, our Father, is always waiting for us to turn to Him. He is always open-armed and waiting for us to repent and turn to Him. Matthew 12:30 "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad." Acts 2:36-40 '"Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
Fear Of Death
Episode 751 • Angus Buchan
Philippians 1:21 "For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Hebrews 2:14-15 "Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Episode 750 • Angus Buchan
Each of us has been given a purpose from Father God. Spend time in His Word and in prayer and quiet meditation with Him and your purpose will be made clear. Esther 4:14 "For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”