Summary: Never feel alone again after knowing the three times when God is with you.
When is God with Us?
Matthew 28:20, ‘...I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen (so let it be).’ -AMP
The Gospel according to Matthew ends with the greatest promise of Jesus to his disciples and to the future Church, I am with you always, in life sometimes we feel as though we are all alone but I would like us to hear the word of Lord and let it sink deep into our spirits as we open our hearts to message titled, When is God with us?
This promise tells us of the three most important times in our lives when Jesus and the Godhead with be with us and the first one is
1. In our times of Trial – (Isaiah 43:2, ‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you.’) He will be with us in our times of trial as an example of two things
a. His Promises – (Psalm 34:19 – 20, ‘Many evils confront the [consistently] righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.) In our times of trials his promises become evident as a living testimony to us and the World.
b. Perfection of the Word – (I John 2:5, ‘But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him:’ God wants to perfect his word in our lives.
No matter what trials we face in this life. God is with us because he wants to remind us of his promises and perfect his word through us. The second time in our life that God is with us is,
2. In our times of Trouble – (Deuteronomy 20:1, ‘WHEN YOU go forth to battle against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than your own, do not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, is with you.’) In our times of trouble he is going to do two things, he will,
c. Deliver us – (Psalm 37:40, ‘And the Lord helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they trust and take refuge in Him.’) Our problems never become an issue if we take refuge in him.
d. Dominate our Enemies – (Hebrews 10:13, ‘Then to wait until His enemies should be made a stool beneath His feet.’) He will fight the battles for us, we just need to let him do his work.
No matter what the trouble may be, God has a plan and if we trust in him, we will be delivered and our enemies will be under his feet and under ours as well. The final time that God is with is
3. Thoroughly – (Romans 8:38 – 39, ‘For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’) Even until the end of the World, why because of two things,
e. His Love for us – (John 3:16, ‘For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.’) He loves us so much more than we will ever know and because of his love, he will never leave us. His love for us so strong that he gave his only Son’s...
f. Life for us – (John 15:13,’No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.) He allowed his Son to die for us so that we would not have to. His death means our life is extended.
God will always be with us, no matter what, not even for a thousandth of a millisecond will he leave us because of his love for us and it is so great that he sent his own Son to give his life for us. He condemned his Son to death so that we could have life. In our times of trials and troubles, God is thoroughly with us never leaving or forsaking even until the end. Shall we bow our heads in prayer.