50 Things to Remember During a Lockdown

To the GFC Family, 
 
A friend of mine from Los Angeles recently called to see how I was doing. In his own words, he said, “I saw on the news that things were crazy in Canada. What is going on up there?” I found it ironic that someone from Los Angeles would be so concerned with the craziness of Canada but it does highlight the fact that this is a strange time for the country. With the new announcement last week concerning the travel restrictions, things keep getting weirder and weirder. 
 
However, the good news is that the Bible has answers for times like this. It tells us how to handle it when life gets difficult. And, in light of that, I wanted to give you a list of “50 Things to Remember During a Lockdown.” They are short and to the point but they are all things for you to consider and meditate on during this difficult season. Proverbs 30:5 says, “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.” I pray that these things will help you to see that the Lord is a shield and a refuge to you at any stage of life.  

50 Things to Remember During a Lockdown

1. Remember that Jesus’ kingdom is not of this earth.  
2. Remember that Jesus was not a politician and neither was Peter or Paul or any of the Apostles.
3. Remember that your struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness.
4. Remember that Satan is in this world and, until Jesus returns, you will have to contend with him.
5. Remember that He Who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.  
6. Remember that a day will come when God will make all things right.  
7. Remember that He who began a good work in you will one day finish it.  
 8. Remember that God is sanctifying you and causing all things to work together for your good.  9. Remember that no temptation has seized you except what is common to man.  
10. Remember that Jesus loses none of His own.
11. Remember that you are seated in the heavenlies with Christ.  
12. Remember that you are citizens of Heaven.
13. Remember that you are strangers and pilgrims here.  
14. Remember that there is a cloud of witnesses surrounding you.  
15. Remember that God disciplines those He loves.
16. Remember that God chastises those He loves.
17. Remember that God takes care of those He loves. Just as He takes care of the birds of the sky and the lilies of the field so He will also take care of you.  
18. Remember that Jesus is building His church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.
19. Remember that God is saving sinners and the angels are rejoicing over it.  
20. Remember that the church is Jesus’ body and you get to be a part of that.  
21. Remember that the church is Jesus’ bride and you get to be a part of that.
22. Remember that the church is Jesus’ flock and you are one of His sheep.  
23. Remember that God is your shepherd.
24. Remember that God is your rock.
25. Remember that God is your fortress.  
26. Remember that the Holy Spirit is your guide.
27. Remember that the Holy Spirit is your comforter.
28. Remember that the Holy Spirit is your friend.
29. Remember that Jesus is the way which means that He puts us back on the right track when we stumble.
30. Remember that Jesus is the truth which means that He shows us what is right when we are confused.
31. Remember that Jesus is the life which means that He will one day raise us up from the dead.
32. Remember that you have a Bible and you can read it.
33. Remember that you have a prayer closet and you can use it.  
34. Remember that you have an Advocate with the Father when you sin and you can go to Him any time day or night.
35. Remember that your sins are atoned for.  
36. Remember that your sins are paid for.  
37. Remember that your sins are washed away.
38. Remember that, if the Son has set you free, then you are free indeed.
39. Remember that, in the flash, in the twinkling of an eye, you will be transformed.  
40. Remember that you are awaiting a new heavens and a new earth.
41. Remember that you are awaiting a new body.
42. Remember that you are awaiting a new Jerusalem.  
43. Remember that you are awaiting a kingdom to come.  
44. Remember that your momentary, light affliction is producing for you a weight of eternal glory.
45. Remember that, in all these things, you are more than conquerors.
46. Remember that, behold, I am with you always, even until the end of the age.
47. Remember that, if God is for us, who can be against us?
48. Remember that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
49. Remember that Jesus has gone to prepare a place for you.  
50. Remember that Jesus is coming soon.  
May the Lord help you to meditate on all of this and find encouragement during these difficult days. Philippians 4:8 says,
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
 
In Christ,
Jeremy Cagle

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