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God My Preserver

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    PRESERV’ER, noun The person or thing that preserves; one that saves or defends from destruction or evil. Webster’s 1828

    The understanding that God is Life, and is the Life I reflect, when understood means a lot!
    It tells me why “I am forever,” since God, Life is forever! This Life is perfect and complete and so is mine. Not of my own but all that He is, I am preserved because I live, move and have my being in Him! Martha Wilcox’s example of the ray from the Sun beautifully relates to this; I am the ray reflecting the Sun’s light and “should” shine naturally forever!

    Only those wrong beliefs from wrong education distort this spiritual fact.


    Thank you for this post. It really is our only preservation to realize that we are God expressing himself. Elisha had such a clear understanding of God as his preserver. When his servant became fearful of the Syrian army outside the city, Elisha told him not to fear, “for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” He knew that God is more than anything. Infinite, all-powerful, more in every way. What an example for us when we face what may seem to be an insurmountable problem.
    And because Elisha did not fear the enemy army, when God delivered them blind into his captivity, he did not seek to destroy them. Rather, he treated them civilly, as he would want to be treated himself. He led them to Samaria and fed them. When he sent them home, they were flabbergasted at their treatment. They must have been in shock that they were the object of divine intervention. They clearly got the message and relayed it to the Syrian king, for they never returned as long as Elisha was around.

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