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You Are Safe

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Beloved as a people of God, we are now challenged with this new reality that has morphed into establishing fear in the lives of our people.
The KKK has climbed out of it dormancy, with little bearded men, no longer burning crosses, but marching with little torches, singing Dixie Land, but you are safe.
The Alt right is seeking too weave it’s relevancy into the fabric of our nation, hating anything that’s naturally beautiful, because we have been kissed by natures sun, and you are safe.
Parents worried about their bright stars as they matriculate on the campus of UVA, wondering will my child go unharmed, but I want to encourage you on today, that they are safe.
How many of you know that as a child of God there is no reason to fear because you’re dwell in the secret place of the Most High God, you have been raised with Christ in heavenly places.
No weapon that is formed against them shall prosper...
How many of you know that as a child of God there is no reason to fear because you’re dwell in the secret place of the Most High God, you have been raised with Christ in heavenly places.
You don’t fear because no weapon formed against you shall prosper and that all things work together for the good because you love the Lord.
We are safe because God provides for us, He protects us, He delivered us, He calms our storms, wipes away our tears, and He loves us.
It’s easy to feel unsafe as we see the evil acts men unfold, but the reality of your Christian walk is that you are SAFE.
No matter how it looks or sounds you are SAFE.
The Text Says!
Proverbs 18:10 NKJV
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.
How many of you have ever been in trouble and you knew that you needed help. I’m talking about in so much trouble that you couldn’t see your way out, you didn’t know who to call because there was no one that you knew that could help.
You tried calling your friends and they couldn’t help, you called your family members and they couldn’t help, then you called on the name of the Lord, because you knew that the only one that could help you was nobody but the Lord.
So you called on His name.
So you called on the name of Jesus… the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.
the name which is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow
The problem is that many people don’t know His name, even in the church people are afraid of calling on His name.
The problem is that many people don’t know His name, even in the church people are afraid of calling on His name.
The problem is that many people don’t know His name, even in the church people are afraid of calling on His name.
I may not react to you if you didn’t call me by my name.
I may not react to you if you don’t call me by my name.
I don’t think that you would appreciate someone pointing at you and calling you something other than what your parents named you, you wouldnt appreciate someone calling you with just you, matter of fact I don’t like it when people call me a speaker, because I am not, I am a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Donald Trump can be your speaker, but he can never be a preacher, because you have to know the Lord by His name.
I don’t think that you would appreciate someone pointing at you and calling you something other than what your parents named you.
You wouldn't appreciate someone calling you with just you, matter of fact I don’t like it when people call me a speaker, because I am not, I am a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
Donald Trump can be your speaker, but he can never be a preacher, because you have to know the Lord by His name.
God’s name is not the big guy, God is more than just the man up stairs., God is not a pointing of the finger in the air.
The Name of the Lord is not the big guy in the sky, God is more than just the man up stairs, God is not a pointing of the finger in the air.
His name is El Elyon, the most High God.
He’s Elohim, the creator of all things.
He’s Jehovah-nissi, the Lord who will fight your battles.
He’s Jehovah-jireh, because he provides your every need.
He’s Jehovah-shalom, He’s the God of peace that surpasses your cognitive thoughts and your understanding.
He’s El Olam, the everlasting God, He the God that was, that is, and that is to come. He’s from everlasting to everlasting, He’s the God that authored the beginning and the end at the same time.
He’s the God that authored the beginning and the end at the same time.
He’s Jehovah-shammah, He is the God of your right now… he’s alway right there whenever you need Him, a very present help in times of trouble.
His name is Adonia, because He is your Lord and your master.
His name is Yaweh, He is Lord Jehovah.
His name is I AM that I AM… which means when you can’t explain Him, just believe on His name.
He’s El Shaddai, He’s the all sufficient One, He is God alll by Himself, there is no one that can compare, there is no one that can love you like Him, there is no one that will care for you like he does, there is no one that you bless you the way that He does, He is God and besides Him there is no other.
He’s the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob… He is the Mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace, He is the Holy One of Israel.
There is something about the name of Jesus
Everyone who call upon the name of the Lord shall be safe.
You can have full assurance that you’re safe because the bible says the the name of the Lord is a strong tower.
Somebody shout strong!
The tower becomes strong only when you call on His name.
Towers, you may not be allowed to enter if you visit the Trump Towers, but if you call on the name of the Lord you will feel secure because God is a Strong Tower.
You may not be able to depend on the people if you visit the Twin Towers, you may not be allowed to enter if you visit the Trump Towers, but if you call on the name of the Lord you will feel secure because God is a Strong Tower.
Strong tower is something that you can depend on because it higher than your issues, it's bigger than your worry because it a strong tower.
A “strong tower” refers to much more than the typical watchtower that surrounded many ancient walled cities.
A “strong tower” refers to much more than the typical watchtower that surrounded many ancient walled cities.
During the time when Proverbs was written, a strong tower was a place of safe refuge, huge and heavily fortified, built with thick stone blocks. The tower’s large walled areas protected many soldiers.
During the time when Proverbs was written, a strong tower was a place of safe refuge, it was huge, heavily fortified, and built with thick stone blocks. The tower’s large walled areas protected the soldiers from their enemies.
God is a strong tower or refuge for those who put their trust in Him!
You must understand that the strong tower is not physical but it’s spiritual, that means that whenever or wherever I call on the name of the Lord is have just entered into the safety of His arms.
Second thing you need to know is that the Strong Tower is a place of provision.
During ancient times, strong towers were built to hold huge amounts of food and supplies. When the soldiers were in the midst of warfare, these fortresses housed great storages of provision.
IOW… God doesn’t want you to worry while you’re concentrating on your projects, He’s working things out for you.
See we have a God that will not only protect us from the storm but provide for us in the middle of the storm.
See we have a God that will not only protect us from the storm but He provides for us in the the storm.
My God shall supply all name needs according to His riches in glory.
God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
This is why I look to the hills from when cometh my help, all of my help comes from the Lord.
IS THERE ANYBODY
The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower and the righteous run to it.
The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower and the righteous run to it.
Can I hang ten on the righteous run to it.
IOW this speaks to exclusion, this is not for everyone.
If I built a safe house that would sustain my family for 30 days following a nuclear attack, I would build it exclusively for the members of my family, because it’s all about survival.
and it occupants would be calculated so much
If you don’t know the Lord, you may not understand why we’re always running to Him and not to you.
If you don’t know the Lord, you may not understand why we act the way that we do, why we show up on Sundays to worship the Lord and then again on Wednesdays to study His word, you may not understand why we do what we do, you may not understand why we give to the Lord and act the we that we act, shout the way that we shout.
You may not understand why we act the way that we do, why we show up on Sundays to worship the Lord and then again on Wednesdays to study His word.
You may not understand why we give to the Lord and act the we that we act, shout the way that we shout.
If you don’t know the Lord you just may not understand.
You just may not understand, why we love a God that we can’t see and sometimes can’t feel.
Why we love a God that we can’t see and sometimes can’t feel.
You may believe that we’re just a bunch of hypocrites, because you know that it’s humanly impossible to live a perfect life, and you’re right, because we’re not.
You are righteous, which means that you are innocent even though you haven’t always done the right thing, haven’t always been in the right place, you haven’t always said the right words, but you’re righteous.
What makes us “sad diq” which is Hebrew for justified, acquitted, and innocent has nothing to do with me, but it has everything to do with my relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Which means that I am innocent even though I haven’t always been right, haven’t always been in the right place, saying the right things, nor doing the right thing.
Being righteous is not what you do, it’s because Jesus Christ died for our sins, that’s what makes us the righteousness of God.
righteous is not what you do, it’s because Jesus Christ died for our sins, that’s what makes us the righteousness of God.
I am justified by faith and not of good works.
It’s the old rugged cross that made a way for us. It’s the shed blood of Jesus that washed our sins away. You’re the righteousness of God, therefore, you have a blood bought right to run to where God is. You have a right to run to where the blessings of the Lord is.
It’s the cross that made a way for us. It’s the shed blood of Jesus that washed away all of our sins.
You’re the righteousness of God, therefore, you have a blood bought right to run to where God is.
You have a right to run to where the blessings of the Lord is.
You have a right to run to where the healing is. You have a right to run where God that can do anything but fail, because you are the righteousness of God. RUN with your righteous self, run with your saved self, RUN with your redeem self. Forgiven self,
You have a right to run to where the healing is.
You have a right to run to a God that can do anything but fail, because you are the righteousness of God.
RUN with your righteous self, run with your saved self, RUN with your redeemed self. Forgiven self,
WT… When the Lord is your Strong Tower, He will lead to a place that's higher than the world's standards.
WT… When the Lord is your Strong Tower, He will lead to a place that's higher than the world's standards.
RUN with your redeem self. Forgiven self,
Talk about “Fog of War”
The issues that we're facing in this country is a result of God being placed in the background of many people.
The nation’s canvass has been painted by ungodly desires and the picture looks ugly, it doesn’t smell like it use to, it's hatred at its worst, it's a lack of love for one another, it's the epitome of looking out for number one.
It’s the Klu Kux Klan and Alt Right coming out of their cubicles.
It’s the new age of portability, because they no longer burn crosses in yards, they’ve morphed into carrying burning torches.
This is what a country looks like when prayer is taken out of our schools, it's the interwoven fabrics of a nation where worshipping the Lord takes a back seat, Sunday soccer, football, basketball, BBQ and your hangovers trump worshipping God.
This is what a country looks like when prayer is taken out of our schools, it's the interwoven fabrics of a nation where worshipping the Lord takes a back seat to Sunday soccer, football, basketball, and BBQ.
But we are safe because the Lord is a Strong Tower and the righteous, the people of God will run to it.
I love how the King James Version is written and the righteous will run into it.
When you're in trouble and you know where you're safe place is you run to it or run into it because you want to be protected by it.
When I was a child I use to watch this show called “Lost in Space”
There are three characters that I remember the most, Will Robinson, Dr. Smith and the it does not compute “Robot”
Dr. Smith had a way of getting the crew into a hot mess… the force field, etc.
Sisters know what I'm talking about and you know that you do!
Let me prove it to you, I'm going to say this, it raining cats and dogs and you left your umbrella and you just got your hair did (done) at your favorite beauty salon.
You don't walk nonchalantly from your car into the house during a storm, NO you don't care who's watching you, you run like it's nobody's business.
You run because you don't want to get your hair jacked up, you mascara running down your face, you run because if you stay in the rain or in the storm long enough, it will mess you up.
Brother run because you don't want your shoes to get messed up, when jerry curls were in you didn't want the chemicals to get in your eyes, you didn't want your stuff messed up and we RUN because the Strong Tower is priority.
The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower and the Righteous run to IT, because God is your priority, we run because we know that God can, we run because we know that God can heal, we run because we know that God can deliver, we run because WE NEED YOU GOD!
The bible says that they run and are safe. With all that's going on your life, your community, the country, the world we are safe.
Don’t you dare allow the devil to put a spirit of fear on you, because you are safe.
We all have faced a situations in our lives that could have wiped out out.
The loss of a loved one devastated you and almost wiped you out, but you’re still here.
You had to put up with management, because they used your talents, but gave the kudos to someone else, but you’re still here.
You had to face the reality of your health issues, when the doctor said that your situation wasn’t good, but your still here.
How many of you have been following baseball, any LA Dodgers fans, they’re heading to the world series this year. One of it’s players, Enrique Hernandez, mother watched the game from a TV powered by a generator.
He’s dealing with the devastation in Puerto Rico, yet at the same time, he has faith to tell his teammates. Let me carry you for the night.
How many of you have heard of Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson. Born in Cario, Georgia, to a sharecropper’s family.
We’re closing on a good note:
How many of you have heard of Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson. Born in Cario, Georgia, to a sharecropper’s family.
We’re closing on a good note:
Age 28… he became the first African American baseball player to compete in the Major Baseball league.
Batting average: .311
Home runs: 137
Runs batted in: 734
In 1955, Jackie helped the Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the New York Yankees to win the World Series. In 1955, Jackie was the highest paid player.
We can not be no naive into thinking that Jackie was so gifted that the everyone in the crowd truly loved and accepted him.
Proverbs 18:16 NKJV
A man’s gift makes room for him, And brings him before great men.
Bible says, that your gift will make room for you (Proverbs 18:.
Bible says, that your gift will make room for you (Proverbs 18:.
So to all the student of UVA, keep your heads up, your gifts and your talents will cause you to stand.
Jackie Robinson’s gift is what carried him and regardless of how the opposition felt about him, there was on person on the field that was sanctioned to do the right thing… the umpire.
Stay with me… going somewhere.
In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, enforcing the rules, making judgment calls, and handling the players and coaches when they get out of hand.
He shows not partiality to anyone and he not afraid of the coach, he doesn’t care about how if your feelings were hurt when you had to take your bat and yourself and sit in he dug out because he said strike three… you’re out.
One thing that I love about the umpire is that is positioned behind the catcher, he’s watching everything that is being thrown your way and he stands of principles and people can not sway his decision… stay with me we’re going somewhere.
If the umpire calls it a foul ball, that means that it was a foul ball.
If the umpire says strike 3, you’re out, that meant that the pitcher just got one on you and your batting skills couldn’t keep up him.
But I love it when the bases were loaded and the person on 3rd base knows that if he can just steal away, see sometimes you have to know when to steal away, he knew that if he can run home the right way then he can be safe.
Can you picture your life, its the bottom of the ninth inning and you know that this could be your last chance to get it right.
All that you know is that the team is depending on this one act to get them to a win.
You community is depending on you, your brothers and sisters are all depending on you.
That how life is sometimes you have to decide that today is going to be a winning day, I’m going to run to the Lord, even if I my uniform gets messed up, I’m going to run, I’m going to give it my best, because I know that the Lord is a Strong tower and that the blood of Jesus has made me right, so I’m going run even if it kills me, I’m going to run.
Bases loaded, lost your job, bases loaded, husband abusive, bases loaded, people talk about you, bases loaded, having financial difficulties, bases loaded, prayer no longer prevalent in our communities, bases loaded you're disrespected, bases loaded, got issues in your body, in your mind.
Bases loaded, torch carrying clansman hating on you, bases loaded, affordable housing nowhere in sight.
Just run like it nobody’s business, run because you need a healing, run because you love the Lord, run because he heard your cry, RUN.
What I almost forgot to tell you is this, is that when the umpire calls the game not even the devil in hell can persuade him to change His mind.
But when you decide RUN home his desire is to throw the ball because he wants to wipe you out. You run, fall on your knees and you stretch your hands out to home, you don’t hear nor see anything, because you got your mind on HOME.
BUT somehow you made it… and the UMPIRE says your SAFE…. somehow you made it and the devil was throwing everything that he could your way… but I hear the Lord say that you are safe.
IS THERE ANYBODY.
The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear… I am safe.
I will look to the hills from whence cometh my help, because I know that I am safe.
The
No weapon that is formed against me shall prosper, I am safe.
I can do all things through Christ because He has strengthened me and I am safe.
SOMEBODY SHOUT SAFE!
Safe because He watches over you.
Safe because He has delivered you.
Safe because they held Him high for you.
Safe because they stretched Him wide for you.
Safe because He bleed and died for you.
Safe because… the name of the Lord is the strong-tower and the righteous run to it and are saved.
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