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Religion Saturday/Sunday Worship Part 15: Encouragement Corrected 2/14/2022

Be courageous!  Encourage one another to fight the good fight of faith. In this troubled world, we are all to be blamed because we do not try hard enough to overcome sins, and instead, we make it easy for sin to do its job. When we encounter a little failure our fingers are quick to point to someone else’s fault. We have to focus on what went wrong instead of creating hate and disunity among us that will nullify the rights to be called the chosen ones.

We have to show courage instead of weakness to encourage the witnesses of our reaction to failures. It is not arrogance, to tell the truth.  How great it is to be loved by God and by the Son; our Father, and our Brother that encourages us to be inspired than to be desperate.  Every failure should remind us that there is hope in Him, a greater hope that after failures come success. No one in this world will escape challenges because it is already part of our existence being accessories to sin.

No matter what we do, how much we try to shove out sin, it is like a shadow that follows everywhere we go. The weapons of temptations, deceptions, and lies are more than enough to hook us to make a sin. Sin will keep on coming back, and doing the same mistakes of giving up is the worse thing we ever learned. The purpose of the evildoers is not just once a day attack but nonstop, 24/7 a week until we realize it’s wrong, and start calling the name of the LORD.

The Holy Spirit within us will not interfere with our decision every time there is a space that they can squeeze in, they are in. We should keep closer to God to prevent this destruction as we keep our distance an inch away from righteous work, they will move two inches closer until they ruin our relationship with the family of God and turn us to be wicked. Sometimes the cost of success makes those people who did not even try to make life worth living envied. They expect blessings to pour out from heaven when they do not even call the name of the LORD.

We are good at calling His name when we only need something, which turns prayer to mean asking a favor.  We must pray and use it as a means of communication with God; to thank Him, to fellowship with Him, and to worship Him. Prayer is a meditation that we do one on one with God.  Public prayer before worship is an invitation to the Holy Spirit of God to come, while, the closing prayer is an indication that gathering or the service or mass has ended.

Courage is not only to fight our fear but also in defending the truth of what we hope for, and we know that without hope, faith may not exist. Hope leads us to promises made by God and by the Son. Let us also be reminded that Jesus the Son of God is at the right hand of the Father, watching us how we manage the kingdom that he preached and our relationship with the Spirit that he requested from the Father to dwell in us. The Spirit that made us one with the  Father and the Son.

Indicated verses are the encouragement for us to be courageous in our Spiritual walk. Pray, Read and Meditate on it. God Bless!

John 16:33—”In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Philippians 4:6–7—“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)

Romans 8:28—“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.”

Matthew 6:31–34—”So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or “What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (NIV)

Romans 15:13—“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (NIV)

Philippians 2:3–4—“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.”

1 Peter 5:6–7—“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.”

Revelation 21:4—”He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And He who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”

Isaiah 41:10—”So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (NIV)

Psalm 34:4–5, 8—“I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!”

Joshua 1:9—”Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Proverbs 3:5–6— “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”

2 Chronicles 7:14—”If my people who are called by My name humble themselves, and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Isaiah 41:13—”For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you.'”

Psalm 94:18–19—“When I thought, “My foot slips,” Your steadfast love, O LORD, helped me up. When the cares of my heart are many, Your consolations cheer my soul.”

God is all in all.

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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