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Giving Joyful Praise To God in Your Time of Trouble Will Bring You Out
by Byron Burke
02/19/08
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Giving Joyful Praise To God in Your Time of Trouble Will Bring You Out!

Many of us can give thanks and be happy when things are working out in our favor, but what about when the table is turned against us? We have been trained to get upset, curse or cuss someone out because of something that they did wrong to us. Hello!

If you can remember what the Lord told Abraham in the Book of Genesis chapter 12 and verse 3 from the Amplified Bible.

Genesis 12:3 And I will bless those who bless you [who confer prosperity or happiness upon you] and curse him who curses {or} uses insolent language toward you; in you will all the families {and} kindred of the earth be blessed [and by you they will bless themselves].

God said the He (not man or your job, come on now) will bless YOU, and He will curse those who speak against you. So stop worry about what people say about you. Pray for them and speak blessing upon those so you will not get hit the curse from God. Remember what Apostle Paul said about praying and being a blessing to the body of Christ and your enemies in the book of Romans chapter 13 verses 13-21.

Romans 12:13 Contribute to the needs of God's people [sharing in the necessities of the saints]; pursue the practice of hospitality.

Romans 12:14 Bless those who persecute you [who are cruel in their attitude toward you]; bless and do not curse them.

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice [sharing others' joy], and weep with those who weep [sharing others' grief].

Romans 12:16 Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty (snobbish, high-minded, exclusive), but readily adjust yourself to [people, things] {and} give yourselves to humble tasks. Never overestimate yourself {or} be wise in your own conceits.

Romans 12:17 Repay no one evil for evil, but take thought for what is honest {and} proper {and} noble [aiming to be above reproach] in the sight of everyone.

Romans 12:18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

Romans 12:19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave the way open for [God's] wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is Mine, I will repay (requite), says the Lord.

That is very powerful and I have seen Gods wrath hit a couple of people that I know, lets continue..

Romans 12:20 But if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head.

Romans 12:21 Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with good. Amen

This is the time of joyful prayer that must be given to God. If you remember the story about Paul & Silas being put in jail because of preaching the good news about Jesus as it is written in the book of Acts chapter 16 (these scriptures are taken from the Amplified Bible)

Acts 16:22 The crowd [also] joined in the attack upon them, and the rulers tore the clothes off of them and commanded that they be beaten with rods.

Acts 16:23 And when they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely.

Acts 16:24 He, having received [so strict a] charge, put them into the inner prison (the dungeon) and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Acts 16:25 But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the [other] prisoners were listening to them,

Acts 16:26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone's shackles were unfastened.

Acts 16:27 When the jailer, startled out of his sleep, saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself, because he supposed that the prisoners had escaped.

Acts 16:28 But Paul shouted, Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!

Acts 16:29 Then [the jailer] called for lights and rushed in, and trembling {and} terrified he fell down before Paul and Silas.

Acts 16:30 And he brought them out [of the dungeon] and said, Men, what is it necessary for me to do that I may be saved?

Acts 16:31 And they answered, Believe in the Lord Jesus {Christ} [give yourself up to Him, take yourself out of your own keeping and entrust yourself into His keeping] and you will be saved, [and this applies both to] you and your household as well.

Amen




If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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