Shadow of Death
by Norman Watson
 

 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 (NKJV)

 

 

Today’s Bible teaching and the song is about us going through the “Shadow of Death”. God put this teaching on my heart several days ago and I allowed things to get in the way of sending it out to you.

 

All of the terrible things that we see and hear about happening in the world including this pandemic called “covid19” is all a shadow of what the Bible calls the “great tribulation”. Things will get darker and darker before Jesus returns, I pray that we all will be ready and stand wearing the armor that He has given us to wear.

 

This pandemic has, is and will cause much pain and devastation, but remember that this is a “shadow” and how is a shadow made? For there to be a shadow there must be light, Jesus is that light in this dark and terrible world. Each of us has a path to walk, one path leads to utter darkness and torment (hell), the other leads to the kingdom of Heaven.

 

For those who do not know the Lord Jesus as their savor their path is in the dark and they do not even have a shadow. But for us who do know the Lord as Savor, Jesus is walking with us on our path and He is the light that is causing the shadows, when we walk with Jesus who is the light the darkness cannot overtake us. But Not only is Jesus walking with is through this dark world but He is also the light that is shining at the end of the path, we can see that light as we pray and fellowship with each other and allow the Holy Spirit to overflow us with His presence and teach us His Word (Bible).

 

As Psalm 23 tells us, He is our Shepard and He will lead, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in [b]green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs 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.

 

 

 

 

 
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow (The Hoppers)
https://youtu.be/TWesVwrOOdU
 
I don’t know about tomorrow
I just live from day to day
I don’t borrow from it’s sunshine
For it’s skies may turn to gray

I don’t worry o’er the future
For I know what Jesus said
And today I’ll walk beside Him
For He knows what is ahead

Many things about tomorrow
I don’t seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand

I don’t know about tomorrow
It may bring me poverty
But the One who feeds the sparrow
Is the One who stands by me

And the path that be my portion
May be through the flame or flood
But His presence goes before me
And I’m covered with His blood

Many things about tomorrow
I don’t seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand

Yes, I know who holds tomorrow
And I know He holds my hand

God Rules Over All
By Franklin Graham
 

 

The only thing that has spread faster than the coronavirus itself is the fear raging around it. However, in the midst of all this growing hysteria, there are some things we can know.

 

We can know that whatever we are facing—including a formidable virus—we have a God who has promised to never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). Jesus said that He would be with us always (Matthew 28:20). So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear” (Hebrews 13:6).

 

He is the Good Shepherd who loves us. In the 23rd Psalm He promises to lead us into green pastures and beside still waters. He is the One who restores our soul. Even though we may go through the valley of the shadow of death, we do not have to fear any evil. Our Lord is with us and is able.

 

Not only can we know that God is with us, we also can take comfort and find hope that our God rules over all. He is sovereign over every detail of our lives. Not a single sparrow, a single atom or a single germ lies outside of His control. He rules over nations, over kings, over history, over evil, over pandemics. There is nothing outside of His command, and He will use everything for His glory and our good.