1 Reason God says “I Am With You”

The phrase said by God “I am with you” shows up in the Bible a lot, and depending on the version you look up, the words:  I, am, with and you show up 496 times. 

To understand why God says “I am with you” in the Bible, you must understand the person to whom He is speaking.   He is speaking to a person who belongs to Him.  He is telling them that if they seek Him and obey Him, He will fight their battles and win, assuring victory for that person or for that believer…AKA… Christian.  To  👉 become a believer in Jesus  is critical when calling on the promises of God.

It’s a promise!  I am with you is a promise….and like all of the promises in scripture, they are only for the believer who believes He is Lord, and follow Him.

There are a multitude of stories in the Bible that include God telling His people that He is with them, and I know without a doubt that when I am reading those stories, God is also speaking to me.

I remember going through a very intense spiritual battle in my life, when the Lord told me He was with me.  (I shared about it in a previous post Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus ) So, not understanding what He meant, I went directly to the scriptures and asked Him to tell me what He meant by telling me this.

As I studied the Word, God showed me how to study the Bible to better understand His heart and character.  During my search, I found a lot of verses that included this meaningful phrase using cross referencing….(a way to study the Bible following references included at the bottom of each page of the Bible.)

It’s a promise!  I am with you is a promise….and like all of the promises in scripture, they are only for the believer who believes He is Lord, and follow Him.

If you are facing a seemingly impossible situation, remember that God loves you and He is with you!  He wants you to dig deep into the Bible, His Word.  As you do this, the heart of the father will be revealed to you, and you’ll get amazing, mind blowing, life transforming answers…I promise!

Before we say bye for now,  I’ve included some scriptures that include the phrase “I am with you”  from 👉 Blue Letter Bible.  (I can’t express enough how amazing this tool was for me when I really needed results…and they have an 👉app!)

Verses including the phrase “I am with you” from Blue Letter Bible:

‘You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.

Genesis 26:24

And the LORD appeared to him the same night and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you. I will bless you and multiply your descendants for My servant Abraham’s sake.”

“Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”
So his armorbearer said to him, “Do all that is in your heart. Go then; here I am with you, according to your heart.”
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Fear not, for I am with you;
I will bring your descendants from the east,
And gather you from the west;
Do not be afraid of their faces,
For I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD.
They will fight against you,
But they shall not prevail against you.
For I am with you,” says the LORD, “to deliver you.”
And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall;
And they will fight against you,
But they shall not prevail against you;
For I am with you to save you
And deliver you,” says the LORD.
For I am with you,’ says the LORD, ‘to save you;
Though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you,
Yet I will not make a complete end of you.
But I will correct you in justice,
And will not let you go altogether unpunished.’
‘Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid; do not be afraid of him,’ says the LORD, ‘for I am with you, to save you and deliver you from his hand.
Then Haggai, the LORD’s messenger, spoke the LORD’s message to the people, saying, I am with you, says the LORD.”
‘Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the LORD; ‘and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,’ says the LORD, ‘and work; for I am with you,’ says the LORD of hosts.
“teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
“for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city.”
For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

Deuteronomy 20:3-4

“And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart faint, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them ‘for the LORD your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’

Are Heaven and Hell Real?

 

I just watched an amazing testimony.  I have heard similar testimonies of people dying going to hell going to heaven and then going to earth,  but this particular testimony is extremely detailed.

A woman gets on the bus and the driver doesn’t close the back door. In a hurry to catch the light he makes a sharp left turn, flinging her out of the bus.  She dies immediately because of severe head injuries.

 

In the video 👈 she goes on to describe her  intricately vivid, horrifying and beautiful experience as she leaves her body.

Her testimony makes me think about my life on earth. It makes me feel the urgency to tell everybody about Jesus right now!! It makes me wonder if in my lifetime have I told enough people about my Lord, or have I been too timid ; too fearful of what people might think if I start preaching and start evangelizing to everyone I  come in contact with?

I’m feeling convicted that if I care more about the world and what it says about me, then the answer would be no I should not share. But if I care more about eternal consequences and kingdom moments which will impact lives for eternity, then the answer would be yes, I should share the gospel with everyone I come in contact with.

I have felt the Holy Spirit tugging on my heart within the last week, because He has been inviting me to go to a new level with Him. I am convicted I need to walk in the destiny that God has called me to. And if I live a life of mediocrity, then my impact here on earth would have been mediocre at best.

Father, I pray today that you forgive me for missing those kingdom opportunities to share who you are.  Forgive me Lord for passing up opportunities to walk in my destiny as your daughter; your heir.

We live in a lost world and it needs your love, your perfect love. Holy Spirit, guide me toward those whom I must share your truth.

Order my steps Lord as you go before me, preparing hearts to receive your gift of eternal life so they can live in peace with you for eternity.

I step out in faith today. Please open my ears so I can hear your voice loud and clear as you guide my every step.

I know that heaven and hell are real, but those who do not know you as their Lord and Savior do NOT know that heaven and hell are real!

I pray that you shine inside me that I may be used to spread your sweet fragrance wherever I go. I pray that I decrease as you increase.

Declaration Day 14

I declare that God is bringing about new seasons of growth. I will not get stagnant and hold on to the old. I will be open to change knowing that God has something better in front of me. New doors of opportunity, new relationships, and new levels of favor are in my future. This is my declaration.

This was Declaration Day 13. It’s amazing how the Lord shows he is listening to us!

We are seeing financial growth in our own community. After so much struggle, our American economy is on the rise.

In years past, my husband and I have seemed to catch the housing market at the wrong time. We always bought when the market was high and sold when the market was low, not the way things are supposed to go if you want to come out on the better side of the deal.

As many of you know, we have been through complete financial devastation and have had to rebuild our financial lives through a lot of prayer.

God is faithful and gave us everything back, plus more. Now, as I sit on my balcony sipping my coffee before I go to work, I am watching the signs of blessing before my eyes.

This picture is of the property next to us that sat vacant for years, and now the owners have decided to build on it because the housing market has skyrocketed. Houses and properties are selling like hot cakes! Probably a first for about twenty years.

Bless the Lord!! Since we bought our home in 2015, It has increased in value by 33.333% That’s 1/3rd more than what we paid in just three years! What a difference from our previous experiences with real estate!

Now for today’s declaration of faith, Day 14.

“I declare that I will use my words to bless people. I will speak favor and victory over my family, friends, and love ones. I will help call out there seeds of greatness by telling them “I’m proud of you, I love you, you are amazing, you are talented, you are beautiful, you will do great things in life.” This is my declaration.

Thank you Lord for your faithfulness! You are perfect in all of your ways. We trust you for your provisions of all we hope for and hope to become. May your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven! Amen.

This is from Psalm 119, The Passion Translation

Here’s an article about our rising economy, we thank God for our leaders, and commit to continued prayer for them.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/american-workers-businesses-continue-see-gains-trump-economy/?utm_source=link&utm_medium=header

Declaration Day 9

Say it out loud with me!

“I declare unexpected blessings are coming my way. I will move forward from barely making it to having more than enough. God will open up supernatural doors for me. He will speak to the right people about me. I will see Ephesians 3:20 exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond favor increase in my life. This is my declaration.”

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Ephesians 3:20-21

Blue Letter Bible

Declaration Day 8

Say it out again, and say it with me!

I declare God’s dream for my life is coming to pass. It will not be stopped by people, disappointments, or adversities. God has solutions to every problem I will ever face already lined up. The right people and the right breaks are in my future. I will fulfill my destiny. This is my declaration.

Jeremiah 29:11

I know the thoughts I have toward you, says the Lord, not to harm you but to prosper you and give you a hope and a future.

Declaration Day 7

Say this out loud with me, there’s power in saying out loud, I promise!

I declare that God has a great plan for my life. He is directing my steps. And even though I may not always understand now, I know my situation is not a surprise to God. He will work out every detail to my advantage. In his perfect timing, everything will turn out right. This is my declaration.

Be anxious for nothing but in all things with prayer and supplication make your requests be made known to God and the peace that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6 -7

Declaration Day 6

Say it with me!

I declare a legacy of faith over my life. I declare that I will store up blessings for future generations. My life is marked by excellence and integrity. Because I am making right choices and taking steps of faith, others will want to follow me. God’s abundance is surrounding my life today. This is my declaration.

“You sent the reviving rain upon the weary land, showers of blessing to refresh it. So there your people settled. And in your kindness you provided the poor with abundance. The Lord declares the word of the Gospel with power and the warring women of Zion deliver his message. The conquering legions have themselves been conquered and look at them flee! Now Zions women are left to gather the spoils. ” Psalm 68:9-12