Blessing English Emagazine July 2020 | Page 2

July 2020 | Page 02 Dear Remnants... Dear Remnant, Greetings to you in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! We are passing through unprecedented and very difficult times in our life. But our Lord is ever present, sufficient and Almighty. He protects us when we pass through the waters, the rivers, and the fire (Is 43:2). He is the same God yesterday and today and forever. He never changes. He is helping and strengthening us in these times of crisis. Praise the Lord! Psalm 84:5-6 says, “Blessed is the man whose strength is in you, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. They pass through the valley of Baca, make it a spring. The rain also covers it with pools.” The life that we live is filled with ups and downs. We have our own valley times - times of loneliness, discouragement, financial crisis, doubts, sickness, fear of the unknown, etc., The good news about a valley is that it is nested between two mountains. So, we will surely have good times again. In Psalm 23:4 we read, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me”. So we need not be afraid of the valley of death. For, our Lord God is with us and He will see us through. As we pass through the valley, we need to remember not to be stuck in it or get distracted by the worldly commotion. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus who is the author and perfecter of our faith and keep moving forward (Heb 12:2). Paul used his time in the prison to write several epistles. He speaks about glorifying God in tribulation. Let us use these testing times to praise the Lord who comforts us in all situations so that we can comfort those who are in any trouble (2 Cor 1:4). Further, I would like to tell you that the prospect of eternal life and eternal happiness should keep us from fainting. What we are facing is just a 'light affliction'. Let us remember the verse, “Our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. While we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Cor 4:17-18). Our Lord is faithful. He will certainly fulfil all of His promises to us, His children. Always remember that God's plan for us are eternal and not temporary. He is with us for a long haul and He will see us through. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Ps 30:5). Let us seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Let us set our mind on things above, not on things of the earth (Col 3 :1-2). Let not the cares of the world choke us from fruit bearing (Lk 8:14). Yours in His Service, A. Lionel General Overseer