We are living in the time of COVID 19 a strain of Coronavirus that has pressed the whole world down to our knees. It's as if God is fed up with our fighting and bickering that He's sent us all to our rooms. EVERYTHING has been disrupted and it prompted me to think, if God were to come back now would I be ready? Am I packed? Let's see, if I were to die today, what am I taking to Heaven: Without referencing my Bible or any of my notes, here's a sketch of my inventory:
1 John 1:9 - If I were to name my sins, he is faithful and just to forgive me of my sins and to cleanse me from all unrighteousness.
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave His only son that all who believes in Him shall have everlasting life.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thy own understanding. In everything you do acknowledge Him, and he will direct your path.
Proverbs 23 - The lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul. (something something something ) for His namesake, Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I fear no evil for though art with me, thy rod and staff comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup run over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever, Amen!
Psalms 1 - Blessed in the man who walketh not in the council of the ungodly nor sit in the seat of sinners, stand in the way of scoffers, (but his delight is in the law of the Lord?)
Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form and void. And the Spirit of Lord hovered over the surface of the deep.
Romans 6: 1-2 - What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who have died to sin still live in it. Or do you not know that those that have been baptized into Christ have been baptized into his death.
John 1:1 - In the beginning was the word and the word was God and the word with God. And the word became living and breathing....
Jeremiah 29:12 - For I know the plans I have for you. Says the Lord. Plans to prosper you, to give you a future and a hope.
Psalms 66:18 - If you regard iniquity in your heart God will not hear you.
Revelations 11:12 - We are delivered by the word of our testimony.
Scripture text without the exact verse
For I am persuaded that neither life, nor death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor height, nor things below, nor things to come will separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus.
After you have suffered for a little while, I will pick you up to confirm strengthen and establish you.
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
If this way seems wrong, choose you this day which god you will serve. But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord. (Joshua)
Stand still and know that He is God.
Why do you cry out to me? Move forward. (God to Moses and the Exodus generation)
Abide in my and I abide in my Father. Ask me for what you want, and it will be given to you. (Jesus)
I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me.
Those whom my father has given me can't no plan pluck them out of my hand. (Jesus)
I am the true vine and my Father is the vine dresser. (Jesus)
And be not conformed to the standards of this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind (Paul)
For we battle not against flesh and blood but by spirits and principalities in high places. (Paul)
I will withhold no good things from you. (God)
I have blessed you with all things in the heavenly realm, (God)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Paul)
Thou shall love the Lord with all thy heart, might and soul. And the other is just like it. Thou shall love thy neighbor as thyself. (Jesus)
One of the Timothys' - Study to shew thyself approved unto to God, a workman to not be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth. Ye shall know the truth and the truth will make you free. (Paul or Timothy)
Justice and Righteousness are the foundation of God's throne.
Those that call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Paul)
Jesus said to the thief of the right, " You will be with me in Paradise on this day." (Jesus to the thief on the cross)
And lo, I'm with you always even until the end of the age. (Jesus to his disciples)
And I send you out as sheep amidst the wolves. Baptizing all nations in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Ghost. (Jesus to His disciples)
Where you go, I will go. Your people shall be my people and your God my God. (Ruth to Naomi)
And I will bless those who bless you (Abraham)
And I will make you a great nation. (God to Abraham)
Who is this Philistine to come against the Living God (David to Goliath)
I was glad when they said unto me let us go into the house of the Lord. (David)
I created you for my good pleasure (God)
And who do you say that I am? You are the Christ. (Peter to Jesus)
Stories in Sketch
The Fall -- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth and the was a plush biological harmonious ecosystem that had dinosaurs and all manner of life. After the creation of the Earth there was an Angelic war which resulted in Satan and a 3rd of the Angelic host being cast out of heaven. Satan came to earth and caused the Earth's destruction and the ICE AGE. The spirit of the Lord hovered over the surface of the deep ice and created new life. He restored the Earth in 5 or 6 days, but on the 6th day he created man and on the 7th day he rested. God created Adam and placed him Eden. He gave him a job to rule the newly restored earth. At some point after, God put Adam to sleep and fashioned the Woman from Adam's rib to help Adam rule. God instructed Adam not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. If he did he would die. Adam and The Woman somehow became separated and The Woman had a conversation with Satan who persuaded her to eat the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, lying to her, saying that she wouldn't die. He knew that The Woman didn't fully understand the concept of death (with is separation from God). The Woman tasted the fruit and brought the fruit back to Adam, and she persuaded her husband to eat the fruit. They became knowledgeable, ashamed and frightened and ultimately, separated from God. God looked for Adam. Adam said that he was scared because he was naked. God asked, "Who told you, you were naked?" Adam said the woman, the woman said, the serpent and God cursed them all. The serpent had to crawl on its belly and was doomed to be defeated by the seed of the woman. The woman was cursed to have pain during childbearing and to desire her husband, and to have her husband rule over her. The man was cursed to work the ground until he dies, and to be at odds with his wife. After this, Adam named his woman, Eve.
Stories I recall in Sketch
Cain and Abel
The Tower of Babel
Entry into Egypt
40 Year Wondering
Joshua and the Spies
Entry into the Promised Land
Samson and Delilah
Hannah and Samuel
John the Baptist
Herod the Great
Miracle at Canaa
Peter and the other 11
Paul and His letters
God sent His son to die for me, to be the propitiation of my sin, to satisfy His wrath upon humanity, so that I and all who choose to believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God | God the Son, may have a right to the tree of life.
We are only commanded to live under two rules in this life - Love God with all thy heart and soul and love thy neighbor as thyself.
Because I'm a friend of God He has told me everything that the God the Father has revealed in him.
Jesus lives in me as the Shekinah Glory.
God the Father is the Author or "the vine dresser, God the Son is the Executioner of God's word for humanity, God the Holy Spirit is the Revealer or inspiration of God's word, or the breath of life.
When I am abiding in Christ at that very moment I am incapable of sinning.
This is just a snippet of what I've readily available at this very moment. I imagine this is everything that correlates to where I am in my life at this moment. These are my foundation and lifelines that keep me afloat in the tumultuous time period of lack - lack of money, husband, physical energy. I struggle daily desiring these things. Yet I take comfort knowing that God has me exactly where I'm supposed to be. I believe he is conditioning and constantly trying to break my mind so that I can be completely and totally depend on Him. I believe he is intimately focused on conditioning me so that I may be conformed to the image of His son Christ Jesus.