BY REV. DORAL PULLEY, Today’s Church Tampa Bay
Verse of the Week – “The angel of the Lord encamps round about them that fear him and delivers them (Psalm 34:7).”
Most people notice your divine destiny before you see it in yourself. How they respond to your divinity reflects where they are in their consciousness. Some celebrate you and do everything in their power to help you cultivate your potential. Others may feel intimidated by you and attempt to avoid, tear down or hinder your development.
King Herod realized Jesus’ impending influence and supported the Wise Men in their quest to find him so that he could kill him. In a dream, Joseph, Jesus’ stepfather, was informed of Herod’s intentions and was encouraged to take his family to Egypt for their own protection. Being in Egypt, they were able to circumvent Herod’s edict to kill all of the children in Bethlehem two years old and under. They stayed in Egypt until Herod died and the prophecy “out of Egypt have I called my son” was fulfilled (Hosea 11:1).
God has a purpose for your life. You are divinely protected by God. You cannot transition from one dimension of life to the next dimension of life until your purpose is accomplished. Regardless of other people’s actions or intentions, your purpose keeps you safe.
You are divinely protected by God and that there is a hedge of protection around you (Psalms 34:7). Anything that gets that gets through that hedge of protection and gets to you was meant to be for God’s glory and for your good (Job 1:10). You can live a life free of fear, worry, doubt and anxiety when you know that there are angels watching over you and protecting you as well as our possessions. Continue to honor, reverence and respect God as the One Power and the One Presence in the Universe, the Spirit of Absolute Good (Isaiah 54:17, Hebrews 13:6, Psalms 27:1-2).
For further review, study Matthew 2:12-23
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.