Saturday, July 27, 2013

John Belt: Our God is the Rock! Everything That Can Be Shaken Will Be Shaken

I had a dream where we were riding on Air Force One. As I was standing inside we were in flight. I noticed how solid the floor was. Then someone chimed in saying that Air Force One was made so that no matter what storms or winds came the people inside would not notice it. Then I went to the back of the cabin finding the resting places – beds that were plush and very nice to rest on. I took some time to test it out saying it was wonderful.
Our God is the best! When we take our flight in Him, we have a refuge and resting place in the heavens with Jesus. We can stand with confidence knowing that He has us covered and taken care of no matter what may happen on the outside. He is our refuge. He gives us solid ground to stand on. We can stand securely knowing that He is a solid rock for us.
Our Refuge
The seed of revelationPsalm 9:9 "The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble."
There are many words for refuge: defense, high place, high tower, fort, a cliff or other inaccessible lofty place. No matter what is happening we can take refuge in the Lord. He is a safe and secure place. His is "high place".
He is too high for our enemies. We can truly hide in the cleft of the rock of God. He is inaccessible to those who do not know Him, to the enemy of our souls. The devil cannot gain access to our lives when we are hidden in Him. We cannot be found because we are hidden in this lofty inaccessible place.
Our Resting Place
Jeremiah 6:16 "Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein."

The actual word for "rest" is from the Hebrew h4771 – margoa'; a resting place. God is our resting place. He provides a place for us as we stand in His ways holding to the paths of His Presence, those ways of God that have stood true from generation to generation.
As we walk in the ways of God we find rest for our souls. When we understand that His ways are higher than ours, then embrace them, we find a peace that passes all understanding. The God of peace crushes satan under our feet.
We Can Stand on the Solid Rock
Philippians 4:1 "Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved."
2 Samuel 22:47 "The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation."
Our God is the Rock. He solid, immovable, unshakable, never ending and never changing. His Word endures forever. Heaven and earth will pass away but His Word will never pass away.
We can stand strong know that the substance of His Word is unwavering. His Word is Truth. Jesus said when we build our house on the rock of His Words that storms will rage all around but our house will stand and not be shaken.
Everything that can be shaken will be shaken, but if we are found in God's Air Force One we will be safe, secure and able to stand and rest in the midst of the worst conditions. Just as Jesus rested and slept in the boat when all the storms were breaking in all around, we too have that same blessed rest in Him.
John & Brandi Belt
Overflow Global Ministries


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

submitted for judgment The earth is the Lords and the fullness there of. A river usually represents Gods Spirit flowing. It is written to whom much is given much is expected.On this premise we live in a pretty free country. In 1949 I heard an old prophet howard carter who trained a young lester summral address the assembly of God and full gospel business mens leaders. He ended weeping and saying sorry I can't continue.The issue was church organization and removing Apostles and Prophets place and support in the American church. the message was carried on by many. Yet the machine rolled on. Israel was a nation in 1948 a generation is 120 years that river is seen as dividing America 1 side or the other and shaking is pretty standard interpretation to judgement. There comes a point when God must judge His people. We have learned and assembeled freely in America for a long time. this brings accountability. discipleship programs structured towards growing up and warfare in the Spirit are few. There is a warning in Hebrews for just as Israel tested and tried the Lord much of the professing American church has. Ultimatley resulting in spiting the Spirit of grace and grieving God. Locking in a service that denies Him flowing freely thru His people as He desired and so it comes. The angels are losed to gather out of the kingdom all things that offend from the leaders to the laymen. Sin and Repentance have become socially unacceptable in many American churches. Disobedience and fleshly works are rampant. not to long ago another utterance came forth I am raising a church within a church. so we know religion will go on but the tolerance of Gods bloodbought temples Lording themselves and doing mighty works in His name some even in a supernatural manner will no longer be tolerated along with the oppression and neglect of His people by both leaders and laymen. Some will reach a point of no return this year.When the river swells to Gods intent revival will come. It will come through a remnant messages will come forth in the manner of finney etter and mcphereson. Who taught and warned of hard truths for Christians many will be offended by the truth. Many things they taught are neither tolerated or accepted in America anymore. I say this reverently if God waits the loss of harvest will exceed mightly those He must judge in His house. It must be so I am so grieved it must be so. Remember frodshams prophecy for by the day it grows in importance and know that at the end it will be as tommy hicks saw it in his end time vision of the Body of Christ no church no denomination a remnant that is in total His activated all over the world and moving in might not seen such as acts and yet for a few possibly greater as they deal working with angels with the powers of the air and agents of satan. I tell you from my own experience this is happening even now.