Comfort Zone

Comfort Zone



Mat 14:15  When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food.” 
Mat 14:16  But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”…………. US FEED THEM?   TAKING THEM OUT OF COMFORT ZONE!
Mat 14:17  And they said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” 
Mat 14:18  He said, “Bring them here to Me.”
Mat 14:19  Then He commanded the multitudes to sit down on the grass. And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke and gave the loaves to the disciples; and the disciples gave to the multitudes. 
Mat 14:22  As soon as the people were fed, Jesus told his disciples to get into their boat and to go to the other side of the lake while he stayed behind to dismiss the people.
Mat 14:23  After the crowds dispersed, Jesus went up into the hills to pray. And as night fell he was there praying alone with God. 
Mat 14:24  But the disciples, who were now in the middle of the lake, ran into trouble, for their boat was tossed about by the high winds and heavy seas. 
Mat 14:25  At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the waves! 
Mat 14:26  When the disciples saw him walking on top of the water, they were terrified and screamed, “A ghost!” 
Mat 14:27  Then Jesus said, “Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!” 
Mat 14:28  Peter shouted out, “Lord, if it’s really you, then have me join you on the water!” ARE WE DOUBTING GOD DURING THIS TIME
Mat 14:29  “Come and join me,” Jesus replied. So Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus. 
Mat 14:30  But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he cried out.

Pro 3:5-6  Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;  In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 

Mat 14:31  Jesus immediately stretched out his hand and lifted him up and said, “What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?” 

John 7:12  And there was much complaining among the people concerning Him. Some said, “He is good”; others said, “No, on the contrary, He deceives the people.” 

Gal 2:20  “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!. NO COMFORT ZONE

John 11:42-44 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.” Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!” And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” HOW DID HE GET OUT?

Mar 8:34  When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 

Mat 25:37  “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 
Mat 25:38  When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 
Mat 25:39  Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 
Mat 25:40  And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Mat 5:14  “Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? 
Mat 5:15  And who would light a lamp and then hide it in an obscure place? Instead, it’s placed where everyone in the house can benefit from its light. 
Mat 5:16  So don’t hide your light! Let it shine brightly before others, so that the commendable things you do will shine as light upon them, and then they will give their praise to your Father in heaven.” 

2Co 10:12  For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 

Eph 6:12  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 
2Kings 7:3  And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?




Jas 1:7  For do not let that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord;
Jas 1:8  he is a double-minded man, not dependable in all his ways.



Job 16:7-8 But now He has made me weary; You have made all my company desolate.And You have plucked me, for it is a witness, and my failure rises up against me, and it answers to my face.

 Philippians 4:12  (12-13) I know what it means to lack, and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty

2. FEAR OF REJECTION                One of satan’s main weapons

Luke 17:25But first He must suffer many things and be rejected of this generation
John 14:18  “I promise that I will never leave you helpless or abandon you as orphans—I will come back to you! 
Act 10:35  But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. 
Rom 15:7  You will bring God glory when you accept and welcome one another as partners, just as the Anointed One has fully accepted you and received you as his partner. 


Judges 6:12-13And the Angel of Jehovah appeared to him, and said to him, Jehovah with you, mighty warrior.And Gideon said to Him, O, my Lord, if Jehovah is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not Jehovah bring us up from Egypt? But now Jehovah has forsaken us, and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.

Isa 50:7  “For the Lord GOD will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed
Rom 8:37  Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us

Jer 17:5So says Jehovah, Cursed the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Jehovah.

Jer 17:7  Blessed is the man who trusts in Jehovah, and Jehovah is his trust.

2Co 7:16  I’m beside myself with joy! I am so confident in you! 
Rom 8:14  The mature children of God are those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit.


2Ti 4:3  For the time is coming when they will no longer listen and respond to the healing words of truth because they will become selfish and proud. They will seek out teachers with soothing words that line up with their desires, saying just what they want to hear. 

Gal 1:10  I’m obviously not trying to flatter you or water down my message to be popular with men, but my supreme passion is to please God. For if all I attempt to do is please people, I would not be the true servant of the Messiah. 

Gal 5:8  The One who enfolded you into his grace is not behind this false teaching that you’ve embraced. Not at all! 

Heb 13:6  So we can say with great confidence: “I know the Lord is for me and I will never be afraid of what people may do to me!” 

Rom 6:17  And God is pleased with you, for in the past you were servants of sin, but now your obedience is heart deep, and your life is being molded by truth through the teaching you are devoted to.


1Sa 3:9And Eli said to Samuel, Go, lie down; and it shall be, if calls you, you shall say, Speak, Jehovah, for Your servant hears. And Samuel went to lie down in his place.
1Sa 3:10And Jehovah came and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel! Then Samuel answered, Speak, for Your servant hears.

Psa 46:10  Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth. 

Joh 12:30  Then Jesus told them, “The voice you heard was not for my benefit, but for yours—to help you believe. 

Gal 4:6  And so that we would know for sure that we are his true children, God released the Spirit of Sonship into our hearts—moving us to cry out intimately, “My Father! You’re our true Father!” 




2Co 4:3  Even if our gospel message is veiled, it is only veiled to those who are perishing, 
2Co 4:4  for their minds have been blinded by the god of this age, leaving them in unbelief. Their blindness keeps them from seeing the dayspring light of the wonderful news of the glory of Jesus Christ, who is the divine image of God

2Ti 3:1-7  But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!  For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 

Joh 18:36  Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” 

1Co 9:19-22  For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;  and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law;   to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law;   to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. 

Psa 49:14  A shepherd called “Death” herds them, leading them like mindless sheep straight to hell. Yet at daybreak you will find the righteous ruling in their place. Every trace of them will be gone forever, with all their “glory” lost in the darkness of their doom.
Mat 25:41  “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels

Mat 7:23  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ 

Luk 16:23-25  “The day came that the rich man also died. In hell he looked up from his torment and saw Abraham in the distance, and Lazarus the beggar was standing beside him in the glory. So the rich man shouted, ‘Father Abraham! Father Abraham! Have mercy on me. Send Lazarus to dip his finger in water and come to cool my tongue, for I am in agony in these flames of fire!’   “But Abraham responded, ‘My friend, don’t you remember? While you were alive, you had all you desired, surrounded in luxury, while Lazarus had nothing. Now Lazarus is in the comforts of paradise and you are in agony


John 14:1  “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 
John 14:2  In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 
John 14:3  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 

John 3:3  Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 
John 3:4  Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 
John 3:5  Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 
John 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 
John 3:7  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 

Luk 23:42  Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” THIEF ON THE CROSS
Luk 23:43  And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.” 

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.       Okra is wrong!

Eph 1:3-5  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,   just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,  having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will!

1Co 3:16  Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 
Mar 16:15  And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 
Mar 16:16  He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 
Mar 16:17  And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 
Mar 16:18  they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.

Joh 6:29  Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.” 


Royce Riggin



Isaiah 60
The Glorious New Day
1.   Vs.1 “Rise up in splendor and be radiant, for your light has dawned,  and God’s glory now streams from you! Look carefully! Darkness blankets the earth, and thick gloom covers the nations, but God arises upon you and the brightness of his glory appears over you! Nations will be attracted to your radiant light and kings to the sunrise-glory of your new day.
Mat 5:14  “Your lives light up the world. Let others see your light from a distance, for how can you hide a city that stands on a hilltop? 

vs.4   Lift up your eyes higher! Look all around you and believe, for your sons are returning from far away and your daughters are being tenderly carried home.
Watch as they all gather together, eager to come back to you!

Luk 11: 9-10 So it is with your prayers. Ask and you’ll receive. Seek and you’ll discover. Knock on heaven’s door, and it will one day open for you. Every persistent person will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he needs. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door. 

vs.5 “Then you will understand and be radiant.  Your heart will be thrilled and swell with joy.   The fullness of the sea will flow to you and the wealth of the nations will be transferred to you! Caravans of camels will cover your land, young camels loaded with goods from Midian and Ephah.   All the wealthy merchants from Sheba will come, bearing gold and frankincense

Act 1:8  But I promise you this—the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you will be filled with power. And you will be my messengers to Jerusalem, throughout Judea, the distant provinces—even to the remotest places on earth!”

3. Vs. 6 and singing the praises of Yahweh!
Psa 115:17  (17-18) Dead people cannot praise the Lord, but we can! Those who sink to the silence of the grave can no longer give glory to God, but we can! So let’s praise the Lord! Let’s begin now and let it go on until eternity is done. Hallelujah, and praise the Lord! All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered to you, and the rams of Nebaioth will be yours,  as acceptable sacrifices on my altar, and I will adorn with more glory my glorious temple. “Who are these who soar like clouds  flying like doves into their portals?
Indeed, the distant islands eagerly look for me,  with their large ships leading the way.  They are bringing Zion’s children from afar. They come with offerings of silver and gold  to honor the name of Yahweh, your God, the Holy One of Israel,  for he has glorified you! Zion’s Restoration 10 “Foreigners will rebuild your walls and their kings will serve you.  Even though I punished you in my anger,
 I will restore you in my gracious favor  and show you my tender compassion.

John 4:23  (23-24) From here on, worshiping the Father will not be a matter of the right place but with the right heart. For God is a Spirit, and he longs to have sincere worshipers who worship and adore him in the realm of the Spirit and in truth.”

4.  Vs11 Your gateways will always remain wide open around the clock to let in the procession of kings  bringing their constant stream of the riches of the nations. New Legacy
Psa 46:1  God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble—more than enough and always available whenever I need you. 

12 The nation or kingdom that refuses to serve you will perish and be utterly ruined
13 Lebanon’s glory will be yours.  The cypress, fir, and pine will come to you to beautify the site of my holy place.  And I will glorify the place where I rest my feet.  14 The descendants of your oppressors will come bowing low before you, and all who hated you will bow down at your feet.  They will call you The Beautiful City of Yahweh,  Glorious Zion of the Holy One of Israel.

Psalm 46:10 Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above all the nations and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth. 

Titus 2:13  For we continue to look forward to the joyful fulfillment of our hope in the dawning splendor of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus, the Anointed One. 

STAND – With all that is going on, what are you going to do?

STAND – With all that is going on, what are you going to do?

Dan 11:32 Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.

2Ti 1:6 I’m writing to encourage you to fan into a flame and rekindle the fire of the spiritual gift God imparted to you when I laid my hands upon you.
2Ti 1:7 For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.

Psa 23:4 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.
Eph 6:10 Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.
Eph 6:11 Put on God’s complete set of armor provided for us, so that you will be protected as you fight against the evil strategies of the accuser!
Eph 6:12 Your hand-to-hand combat is not with human beings, but with the highest principalities and authorities operating in rebellion under the heavenly realms. For they are a powerful class of demon-gods and evil spirits that hold this dark world in bondage.
Principalities= keepers of time and order

Eph 6:13 Because of this, you must wear all the armor that God provides so you’re protected as you confront the slanderer, for you are destined for all things and will rise victorious.
Eph 6:14 Put on truth as a belt to strengthen you to stand in triumph. Put on holiness as the protective armor that covers your heart.
Truth= true
Holiness= righteousness= God’s character
Gal 5:22 (22-23) But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.
Isa 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.

Eph 6:15 Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.
Alert= ready to share

Eph 6:16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
Shield= door
1Co 10:13 We all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But God will be faithful to you. He will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial you face so that you can bear it. And each test is an opportunity to trust him more, for along with every trial God has provided for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously.

Eph 6:17 Embrace the power of salvation’s full deliverance, like a helmet to protect your thoughts from lies

1Thessalonians 5:23-24 Now, may the God of peace and harmony set you apart, making you completely holy. And may your entire being—spirit, soul, and body—be kept completely flawless in the appearing of our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. The one who calls you by name is trustworthy and will thoroughly complete his work in you.

Soul= Mat 26:38 Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.”
Body= Isa 53:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Spirit= John 19:30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

Vs 18 And take the mighty razor-sharp Spirit-sword of the spoken Word of God. Pray passionately in the Spirit, as you constantly intercede with every form of prayer at all times. Pray the blessings of God upon all his believers.
Word= Heb 4:12 For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Eph 6:19 And pray also that God’s revelation would be released through me every time I preach the wonderful mystery of the hope-filled gospel.
Revelation= Divine expression

Eph 6:20 Yes, pray that I may preach the wonderful news of God’s kingdom with bold freedom at every opportunity. Even though I am chained as a prisoner, I am his ambassador.

Bold= without fear
Ambassador= act as representative