Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death ! ! !

11.29.18 | by Larry Musgrove

Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death ! ! !

    Allow the warmth of His Love to draw you deeper and deeper into His Everlasting Arms.  

    Family, Arising on this cold morning, allow the warmth of His Love to draw you deeper and deeper into His Everlasting Arms.  For no weapon formed against you shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)

    Psalm 23:4, Even as I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, For You! My Lord & Savior are with Me, Your Rod and Staff, they comfort me! (The Rod  and Staff were branches from "The Tree of Life," no greater comfort than that!

    As King David pinned these verses, he knew and embraced, even in the valley of death, it cannot overcome The Presence of The Holy One of Israel. His Light is eternal, just as it will be in Heaven, no night and no shadow of turning. His Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path, no matter where that path leads! (Psalm 119:105)

    Acts 7:54-60, The Jewish leaders were stung to fury by Stephens's accusations and ground their teeth in rage, But, Stephen,  full of The Holy Spirit, gazed steadily upward into Heaven and saw The Glory of God and Jesus at God's right hand. And he told them, Look, I see the Heavens opened and Jesus, The Messiah, standing beside God at His Right hand. Then they mobbed Him, putting their hands over their ears and drowning out his voice with their shouts and dragged him out of the city to stone him.  And as the stones were hurled at Stephen, he prayed, "Jesus receive my spirit, as Stephen fell to his knees, shouting, Lord do not charge them with this sin, and with that, he was embraced in God's Everlasting Presence!

    This is a statement made by a young pastor in Zimbabwe, Africa, who was later martyred, (killed) for his faith in God, "I Am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit's power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line, the decision has been made--I'm a disciple of His. I won't look back, let up, slow done, back away or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes since, my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, cheap giving and dwarfed goals!"

    There is nothing that can be added to this young pastors statement, but to do likewise! Jesus said, "Those who are martyred for the Kingdom of God, Great is their reward."

    Seek His Face, embracing His Power & Love, Giving You Courage & Overcoming The Flesh!!  See You Sunday!  We Love You, L&D Eph. 4:13