God Saves Those Who Trust in Him

Preserve my life, for I am holy; You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You!

Psalm 86:2

Trust is a logical consequence of faith. We know that faith is an indispensable requirement for salvation, to be part of God’s promises and to be healed. The tangible evidence of our faith is to trust that God is able to do all those things in our lives. Who trusts rests on who has trusted knowing He not let you down. We know that God is faithful to His Word and we must walk confidently because He will never leave us in shame.

The best biblical example of someone who was saved by trusting God is David. David’s trust in the God of Israel was always very noticeable. When he faced Goliath, David showed great trust in God because he was sure that was not fighting against the giant in his own strength but with the Almighty. Humanly speaking, there was not much chance that a boy armed with a few stones would defeat a well-armed giant with very war experience.

David is the author of many of the psalms and sings God’s praises them and says his confidence in the Almighty. Psalm 18:2 says: The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Here David says that God is his rock, his fortress, his deliverer, his strength, his shield, his stronghold and the horn of his salvation. For all these things, David reiterates his trust in God.

Being a man anointed by God to be king of Israel, David had many enemies as Saul, the Philistines, and even his own son Absalom, who rebelled against him. However, despite suffering years of persecution and harassment, David never stopped trusting God to deliver him from all his enemies. The faithfulness of God to save those who trust in Him is fully demonstrated in the life of the second king of Israel.

We read in 2 Samuel 22:1-3: Then David spoke to the Lord the words of this song, on the day when the Lord had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul. And he said; “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge; my Savior, You save me from violence.” David always acknowledged that his salvation came from God.

Stories like David are constant in all who trust in God. Every day children of God are delivered from death and many dangers to fully trust the God whom they serve. Heavenly Father will never fail us and will always go to the aid of those who have placed their trust in Him. Never be lost to leave our destiny in His hands.

But salvation that God gives us is not limited to the dangers that we face in this world. Most salvation is by giving us eternal life, which is not earned or inherited but we receive by trusting in Him. His plan of salvation is free, the only thing required of you is to trust Him and deliver your heart, in the same way that He gave His Son for you. Do it now! God bless you.

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Dios Salva a Quien Confía en Él

Guarda mi alma, porque soy piadoso; Salva tú, oh Dios mío, a tu siervo que en ti confía.

Salmo 86:2

La confianza es una consecuencia lógica de la fe. Sabemos que la fe es un requisito indispensable para recibir la salvación, para ser partícipe de las promesas de Dios y para ser sanado. La prueba tangible de nuestra fe es confiar que Dios es capaz de hacer todas esas cosas en nuestras vidas. Quien confía descansa en quien confió a sabiendas de que no le fallará. Sabemos que Dios es fiel a Su Palabra y por eso debemos caminar confiadamente porque Él nunca nos dejará en vergüenza.

El mejor ejemplo bíblico de alguien que fue salvado por confiar en Dios es David. La confianza de David en el Dios de Israel fue siempre muy notoria. Cuando se enfrentó a Goliat, David demostró gran confianza en Dios porque estaba seguro de que no luchaba contra el gigante con sus propias fuerzas sino con la del Todopoderoso. Humanamente hablando no existían muchas posibilidades de que un muchacho armado con unas pocas piedras iba a derrotar a un gigante bien armado y con mucha experiencia bélica.

David es el autor de muchos de los salmos y en ellos entona alabanzas a Dios y señala su confianza en el Altísimo. Dice Salmo 18:2: Jehová, roca mía y castillo mío, y mi libertador; Dios mío, fortaleza mía, en él confiaré; y escudo, y la fuerza de mi salvación, mi alto refugio. Aquí David dice que Dios es su roca, su castillo, su libertador, su fortaleza, su escudo, su alto refugio y la fuerza de su salvación. Por todas esas cosas, David reitera su confianza en Dios.

Siendo un hombre ungido por Dios para ser rey de Israel, David tuvo muchos enemigos como Saúl, los filisteos e incluso su propio hijo Absalón quien se rebeló contra él. Sin embargo, a pesar de sufrir años de persecución y acoso, David no dejó de confiar en que Dios lo libraría de todos sus enemigos. La fidelidad de Dios en salvar a quien confía en Él queda plenamente demostrada en la vida del segundo rey de Israel.

Leemos en 2 Samuel 22:1-3: Habló David a Jehová las palabras de este cántico, el día que Jehová le había librado de la mano de todos sus enemigos, y de la mano de Saúl. Dijo: Jehová es mi roca y mi fortaleza, y mi libertador; Dios mío, fortaleza mía, en él confiaré; mi escudo, y el fuerte de mi salvación, mi alto refugio; salvador mío; de violencia me libraste. David siempre reconoció que su salvación provenía de Dios.

Historias como la de David son la constante de todo aquel que confía en Dios. Cada día hijos de Dios son librados de la muerte y de muchos peligros por confiar plenamente en el Dios a quien le sirven. Nuestro Padre Celestial no nos fallará jamás y siempre irá en auxilio de quienes han depositado su confianza en Él. Nunca habrá pérdida al dejar en Sus manos nuestro destino.

Pero la salvación que Dios nos da no se limita a los peligros que podamos enfrentar en este mundo. La mayor salvación nos la da al otorgarnos la vida eterna, la cual no se gana ni se hereda sino que la recibimos por confiar en Él. Su plan de salvación es gratuito, lo único que requiere de ti es que confíes en Él y le entregues tu corazón, de la misma manera que Él dio a Su Hijo por ti. ¡Hazlo ya! Dios te bendiga.

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Our Faith Overcomes the World

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

1 John 5: 4

In the spiritual world, the key to victory is faith. In the four Gospels we can clearly see that the presence or absence of faith made the difference between the occurrence or not of a miracle. On the other hand, the natural world is largely opposed to the things of God. The opposite of faith is doubt and uncertainty is the daily bread in the world. The only way to overcome the things of the world is through our faith.

I will share a story that I received by email message some time ago. A poor, sad woman walked into a grocery store. She went to the shop owner, and a very humble manner she asked if he could guarantee some things. Speaking softly she explained that her husband was very ill and could not work, they had seven children and they needed food. The shop owner mocked her and asked her to leave the store.

Due to the needs of her family, she insisted: “Please sir, I’ll get the money as soon as possible.” The owner said he could not give credit, and he asked her to leave. Beside the counter was a customer who overheard the conversation. The customer approached the counter and told the owner that he would be responsible to what women need for their family. The owner was not very happy with what was going; reluctantly he asked the lady if she had a list. And the lady said, “Yes sir!”

“Okay,” said the salesman, “put your list in the balance, and that despite the list that I will give you in goods.” The lady thought for a moment with his head down, and then pulled out a sheet of paper her from bag and wrote something on it. Then she puts the paper on the scale carefully. Owner eyes widened in amazement, as the customer too, when the weighing plate containing the paper down to the counter and held down. The owner, staring at the scales, said: “I cannot believe it!”

The lady smiled as the grocer started putting the goods on the other side of the scales. The balance did not move, so he kept filling the dish until no more fit. Finally, he took the list of the plate and saw more amazement. It was not a list of goods. It was a prayer that read: “Dear Lord, You know my needs and I put them in Your hands.” The owner gave the things that had gathered and stood in front of the balance, stunned and silent. The lady thanked him and left the store. The client gave the owner a $50 bill and said. “It really was worth every penny.”

I do not know if this story is real or fictitious, the truth is that it does not surprise me at all that has occurred. This lady gained victory over world opinion by faith she had in God was going to meet her needs. Put your faith in action, fully confident that you will win. Remember that God knows your needs; but only He will move in your favor according to the measure of your faith. God bless you.

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Nuestra Fe Vence al Mundo

Porque todo lo que es nacido de Dios vence al mundo; y esta es la victoria que ha vencido al mundo, nuestra fe.

1 Juan 5:4

En el mundo espiritual, el elemento clave para obtener la victoria es la fe. En los cuatro evangelios se puede ver claramente que la presencia o ausencia de fe marcaba la diferencia entre la ocurrencia o no de un milagro. Por otro lado, el mundo natural está mayormente opuesto a las cosas de Dios. Lo contrario a la fe es la duda y en el mundo, la incertidumbre es el pan de cada día. La única forma de vencer las cosas del mundo es por medio de nuestra fe.

Voy a compartir una historia que recibí en un mensaje hace algún tiempo. Una pobre y triste mujer entró a una tienda de abarrotes. Se acercó al dueño de la tienda, y de una manera muy humilde le preguntó si podía fiarle algunas cosas. Hablando suavemente, explicó que su marido estaba muy enfermo y no podía trabajar, que tenían 7 hijos y necesitaban comida. El dueño de la tienda, se burló de ella y le pidió que saliera de la tienda.

Ante las necesidades de su familia, la mujer insistió: “Por favor señor, le traeré el dinero tan pronto como pueda.” El dueño le dijo que no podía darle crédito, y que se fuera. Junto al mostrador había un cliente que escuchó la conversación. El cliente se acercó al mostrador y le dijo al dueño que el respondería por lo que necesitara la mujer para su familia. El dueño no muy contento con lo que pasaba, le preguntó de mala gana a la señora si tenía una lista. Y la señora dijo: “¡Sí señor!”

“Está bien,” le dijo el vendedor, “ponga su lista en la balanza, y lo que pese la lista, eso le daré en mercancía.” La señora pensó un momento con la cabeza baja, y después sacó una hoja de papel de su bolso y escribió algo en ella. Después puso la hoja de papel cuidadosamente sobre la balanza. Los ojos del dueño se abrieron con asombro, al igual que los del cliente, cuando el plato de la balanza que contenía el papel bajó hasta el mostrador y se mantuvo abajo. El dueño, mirando fijamente la balanza, decía: “¡No puedo creerlo!”

La señora sonreía mientras el abarrotero empezó a poner la mercancía en el otro plato de la balanza. La balanza no se movía, así que siguió llenando el plato hasta que ya no cupo más. Finalmente, quitó la lista del plato y la vio con mayor asombro. No era una lista de mercancías. Era una oración que decía: “Señor mío, Tú sabes mis necesidades y las pongo en Tus manos.” El dueño le dio las cosas que se habían juntado y se quedó de pie, frente a la balanza, atónito y en silencio. La señora le dio las gracias y salió de la tienda. El cliente le dio al dueño un billete de 50 dólares y le dijo: “Realmente valió cada centavo.”

No sé si esta historia es real o ficticia, lo cierto es que no me sorprendería en absoluto que haya ocurrido. La señora obtuvo la victoria sobre la opinión del mundo por la fe que tuvo en que Dios iba a cubrir sus necesidades. Pon tu fe en acción, confiando plenamente que vas a obtener la victoria. Recuerda que Dios conoce tus necesidades; pero solo se moverá a tu favor conforme a la medida de tu fe. Dios te bendiga.

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Here Am I! Send me

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

Isaiah 6:8

The children of God are His hands and mouth on Earth. All work to expand the Kingdom of God and reaching the lost is part of our task. We must give by grace what by grace we have received. There are still millions of people around the world who have never heard the message of salvation. Do not expect God to send angels to preach the gospel, this work is for us. For this reason, if God calls you to share the good news of salvation, just say, “Here am I! Send me.”

There are very large Christian churches which consist of thousands of members today. Most members of the large and small churches fell not referred not about being sent to preach. They feel very comfortable sitting listening to the sermon of the pastor, who they think is the only one with a responsibility to share the gospel with the lost.

And while many Christians are so obese of spiritual food in many parts of the world people die of spiritual starvation. Luke 10:2 says: Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” The spiritual harvest of souls is ready, but the workers that pick it are few. The Lord invites us to pray to the Father to send laborers to gather the harvest; but some people do not even stop to pray for this cause. Rather they are seeking to pray for their own needs only.

As I said, in the world every day many people die without hearing about Jesus Christ ever. Romans 10:14-15 says: How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”

Again God speaks with reference to reach the lost. The previous verse, that is Romans 10:13 says: For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” But if nobody tells them about what Jesus Christ did on the cross for every human being, these people could lose their salvation by not having the opportunity to hear the good news of the gospel and make the decision to accept Him.

When I gave my life to Jesus Christ, I realized that I was lost if I had died without making that decision. This aroused in me a great desire to share with others the good news of salvation. I know that God has saved me so that I cannot remain unmoved watching people die without Christ and going straight to spend eternity in hell.

The harvest is plentiful, missing workers who preach the gospel of peace. If you already know the Lord, what do you expect to be one of those workers? God is calling me and calling you who hear me or you who read this message. I decided to answer the call, would you do that too? God bless you.

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Heme Aquí, Envíame a Mí

Después oí la voz del Señor, que decía: ¿A quién enviaré, y quién irá por nosotros? Entonces respondí yo: Heme aquí, envíame a mí.

Isaías 6:8

Los hijos de Dios somos Sus manos y Su boca sobre la Tierra. Toda obra para expandir el Reino de Dios y alcanzar a los perdidos es parte de nuestra tarea. Debemos dar por gracia lo que por gracia hemos recibido. Todavía hay millones de seres humanos alrededor del mundo quienes jamás han escuchado el mensaje de salvación. No esperemos que Dios envíe ángeles a predicar el evangelio, esa labor es para nosotros. Por tal razón, si Dios te llama a compartir las buenas nuevas de salvación, solo dile: “Heme aquí, envíame a mí.”

Hoy existen iglesias cristianas muy grandes las cuales constan de miles de miembros. La mayoría de los miembros de las iglesias grandes y pequeñas no se sienten aludidos con respecto a ser enviados a predicar. Se sienten muy cómodos sentados escuchando el sermón del pastor, de quien piensan es el único con responsabilidad de compartir el evangelio con los perdidos.

Y mientras muchos cristianos están obesos de tanta comida espiritual, en muchas partes del mundo muere gente de inanición espiritual. Dice Lucas 10:2: Y les decía: La mies a la verdad es mucha, mas los obreros pocos; por tanto, rogad al Señor de la mies que envíe obreros a su mies. La cosecha espiritual de almas está lista, pero faltan obreros que la recojan. El Señor invita a orar para que el Padre envíe obreros a recoger la mies; pero hay quienes ni siquiera se detienen a orar por esta causa. Antes bien buscan que oren por sus propias necesidades únicamente.

Como dije anteriormente, en el mundo mueren cada día muchas personas sin haber escuchado nunca hablar de Jesucristo. Romanos 10:14-15 dice: ¿Cómo, pues, invocarán a aquel en el cual no han creído? ¿Y cómo creerán en aquel de quien no han oído? ¿Y cómo oirán sin haber quien les predique? ¿Y cómo predicarán si no fueren enviados?  Como está escrito: ¡Cuán hermosos son los pies de los que anuncian la paz, de los que anuncian buenas nuevas!

Otra vez Dios nos habla con referencia a alcanzar a los perdidos. El verso anterior, es decir Romanos 10:13 dice: porque todo aquel que invocare el nombre del Señor, será salvo. Pero si nadie les habla acerca de lo que Jesucristo hizo en la cruz por cada ser humano, esas personas podrían perder su salvación al no tener la oportunidad de escuchar las buenas nuevas del evangelio y tomar la decisión de aceptarle a Él.

Cuando yo le entregué mi vida a Jesucristo pude darme cuenta de que de no haberlo hecho estaba perdido si moría sin tomar esa decisión. Eso despertó en mí un inmenso deseo de compartir con otros las buenas nuevas de salvación. Sé que Dios no me ha salvado para que yo permanezca impasible viendo a la gente morir sin Cristo y yendo directo a pasar la eternidad en el infierno.

La mies es mucha, faltan obreros que prediquen el evangelio de la paz. Si ya conoces al Señor, ¿qué esperas para ser uno de esos obreros? Dios me está llamando y te está llamando a ti que me escuchas o lees este mensaje. Yo decidí responder al llamado, ¿Lo harás tú también? Dios te bendiga.

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God Arms Us with Strength

It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

Psalm 18:32

Power is one thing more coveted by man. Since the beginning of history, many men have struggled to be powerful. Some have taken their lust for power beyond their national borders. In this sense, these men have caused wars of conquest which has killed millions of people. In almost all cases, these ambitious of power ended badly. Only when our power comes from God, our path is perfect.

Among the most ambitious men of power in human history highlights three: Alexander the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte and Adolf Hitler. All were causing terrible wars in three different periods: ancient times, centuries XVIII and XIX, and XX century. Each dragged his nation into a struggle for world supremacy. All they carried out the conquest of extensive territories of other countries.

Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) was king of Macedonia from 336 BC until his death. In 334 BC he sent his army against the powerful and extensive Persian Empire which he conquered. It became a domain that stretched Greece, Egypt, Anatolia, the Middle East and Central Asia to the Indus and Oxus rivers. Having advanced to India’s his troop’s refusal to continue eastward forced him to return to Babylon, where he died without completing his plans of conquest of the Arabian Peninsula.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) over a period of just over a decade, acquired control of most of Western and Central Europe and only after his defeat at the Battle of Nations near Leipzig, in October 1813, he was forced to abdicate a few months later. He returned to France and to power during the brief period called the Hundred Days and he was decisively defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in Belgium, being exiled by the British to the island of St. Helena, where he died.

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was the President and Chancellor of Germany between 1933 and 1945 brought to power the Nazi party and led a totalitarian regime during the period known as the Third Reich or Nazi Germany. He was also who led Germany during World War II, initiated by him with the main purpose to fulfill their expansionist plans in Europe. Hitler and his former mistress Eva Braun committed suicide to avoid being captured by the Red Army; then their bodies were burned.

In contrast to these three fateful men in the story, we see what God did with King Solomon. 1 Chronicles 29:25: So the Lord exalted Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel, and bestowed on him such royal majesty as had not been on any king before him in Israel. Solomon’s power had been given by God and his reign remained alone. Only when Solomon turned away from God to worship other gods led to the division of his kingdom at his death. We understand what King David wrote in Psalm 18:32 that anyone who adheres to us and perfects our way is God. Let’s go on the assumption that we are powerful because over us is the Almighty. God bless you.

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