In Him, Surrounded and Safe

 

“What did I just pass through?” the man asked himself. “I could feel something sliding off from over me.” He looked behind him, feeling the increasing coolness, as he walked away. He retraced a few steps. Warmer. “What was I doing or thinking, when I came out from under … what?” “The Lord and I had been talking together, then that strobe-like thought beset me. I turned to look after it, and lost track of Him. I began thinking I was alone and in trouble.”

Was this incident just a perception or a reality?

Had The Lord left him?

No.

Nor was He like a yo-yo, close, then far, then close ….

No, the man, in his thought, left Him. It was his own perception, an alert from The Lord of the man’s turning away to his own saying and doing. He was not sharing The Lord’s, and therefore felt lost.

 

You are never alone.

You are in Him.[i]

But the enemy’s temptation is for you feel that way.

Do not yield to the enemy’s attempts.

Instead, turn to Him in and with you.

The Lord’s Presence overwhelms and engulfs you every moment.

Your being one with Him entitles you to share His

 

There will be many times you do not feel like doing the right thing. Thing is the old mindset of just I.

But this is external Law, forgetting His internal Presence, that you depend on Him.

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; no, it is not I [not just I, nor only my new self ‘I’], but Christ lives in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by The Son of God’s faith, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

 

You may not feel willing. Depend on His thoughts, feelings, desires, and willingness. “Lord, help me be willing to be made willing in You. I ask to share Your willingness.”

He is always eager to provide Himself as your Answer to Whom you need.

 

You may not want to yield to Him. Share His yieldedness that He always gave His and our Father.

You no longer depend on yourself – victory comes only in Him.

“I Am the Vine, you are the branches. He who remains in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit. For without Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:5

 

You are in His perpetual Presence to know Him, sense Him, and live with and by Him.

“(15) And when the servant of the man of God had risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host [enemy] compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, Alas, my master! What shall we do? (16) And he answered, Do not fear: for they who are with us are more than they who are with them. (17) And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray you, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.” 2 Kings 6:15-17

“You will show me the path of life: in Your Presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11

“… mercy shall surround him who trusts in the LORD.” Psalm 32:10b

“As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so The LORD is round about His people from now on even forever.” Psalm 125:2

“(1) O LORD, You have searched me, and known me. (2) You know my sitting and my rising, You understand my thought afar off. (3) You compass my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. (4) For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, You know it altogether. (5) You have beset me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. (6) Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it. (7) Where shall I go from Your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your Presence? (8) If I ascend up into heaven, You are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. (9) If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; (10) even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. (11) If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. (12) Yes, the darkness does not hide from You, but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to You. (13) For You have possessed my inmost being: You have covered me in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:1-13

“for I, says the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.” Zechariah 2:5

Do not fear; for I am with you. Do not be dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of My righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

“(15) Can a woman forget her nursing babe and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Yes, they may forget, but I will never ever forget you. (16) Behold, I have engraved you upon the palms of My hands. Your walls are continually before Me. [I see you].” Isaiah 49:15-16

“But the one who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” 1 Corinthians 6:17

“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one Body, whether we are Jews or Gentiles, whether we are bond or free; we have been all made to drink into one Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 12:13

“Now you are the Body of Christ, and members in particular.” 1 Corinthians 12:27

“(27) For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (28) There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:27-28

I will make him who overcomes a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall no longer go out, and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and I will write upon him My new name.” Revelation 3:12

 

See Also: Divine Tag Team

 


[i] you in God

he in God

“(15) Whoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwells in him, and he in God. (16) And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he who dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.” 1 John 4:15-16

you in Christ

He who eats My flesh, and drinks My blood, dwells in Me, and I in him.” John 6:56

“At that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.” John 14:20

“(4) Remain in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine; neither can you, unless you remain in Me. (5) I am the vine, you are the branches: He who remains in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without Me, you can do nothing.” John 15:4-5

“By Him you are in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:” 1 Corinthians 1:30

you in God

“Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17

“But whoever keeps His word, in him certainly is the love of God perfected: hereby we know that we are in Him.” 1 John 2:5

“For we are made sharers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end;” Hebrews 3:14

you in Him

“And he who keeps His commandments dwells in Him, and He in him. And hereby we know that He remains in us, by the Spirit Whom He has given us.” 1 John 3:24

“Hereby we know that we dwell in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.” 1 John 4:13

 

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