As told in TPM CHURCH, ROYAPETTA 01-MAR-2009 SUNDAY SERVICE
Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him,
Lets see Whom the Lord cares and what we have to do if we want us to be cared by the Lord.
The lord cares the person whom he knows. For us to known and cared by the Lord we have to posses five characteristics.
In John 10:27; it is written; "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me."
Here it is talking about a shepherd and his sheep. A good sheperd will lay down his life for his sheep and he will know them by name.He goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they
know his voice. David was a shepehred and he look after his fathers sheep. When a bear and lion came he fought for his sheep by laying down his life. JESUS is our shepherd and we are his sheep. If we are able to listen to his voice , he will know us and we will be able to follow him. If we are giving room for strange voice, then our life will be in the hands of the devil.
Genesis 22:12; it is written; "Do not lay a hand on the boy," he said. "Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son."
The second point is God knows the man who fears him and able to execute his commandes without questioning. Abraham had only one son , Issac and he is the only son at his old age. God commanded
him to give his one and only one son as a sacrifice. In normal common sense he can argue with the God and he may not sacrifice his son. But he had a strong beliefe and fear in God that he exeuted what God has said to him without questioning.
Exodus 33:17; it is written; And the LORD said to Moses, "I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name."
The third point is God knows the man whom he is pleased with. For the Lord to be pleased with us first we have to humbled in the presence of God. We should be hide under the arms of God. We should not reveal ourselves and we should wait until the Day of God Comes. In the life of Moses, he tried to show himslef befor the day fo God comes. One day he went outside from the palace of Paroha and saw on Egyptian and Isralian on fighting. He interfere in their matter and killed the Egyptian. Since he did this without the consent of God, God have to hid him in forty years at the land of Midian until the day of God comes.
1 Corinthians 8:3; it is written; "But the man who loves God is known by God."
The fourth point is God knows the man who loves him. Lets analyse whether we are loving the God or we are loving the world. If we are loving the world or any earthly matters we are not able to love our
Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares(knows) for those who trust in him
The last point is God knows the man who trust in him. Lets analyse where we are putting our trust in GOD or in World. Lets lay all your burdens on the Lord rather than carrying on your shoulders. Lets the God will take care and be hide under the arms of God.
Be silent in the presence of GOD and the Lord will fight for you.
May GOD bless you