God will always have a trusting people, and these will be an afflicted and poor people. Little as the world thinks of them, their being left in the midst of a nation is a channel of untold blessings to it.Here we have the conserving salt which keeps in check the corruption which is in the world through lust. Again the question comes home to each one of us. Am I one of them? Am I afflicted by the sin within me and around me? Am I poor in spirit, poor spiritually in my own judgement? Do I trust in the Lord? This is my main business. Jesus reveals the name, the character,the person of God; am I trusting in Him? If so, I am left in this world for a purpose. Lord, help me to fulfill it. Charles Spurgeon
Actually, I understand what God has shown me to be truth and that is hard to explain to someone that listens to other voices and not God. Paul in his letters to Timothy addresses this very subject which we are now studying in Sunday School. To my way of thinking how do you know you are the elect?? Then Jesusâ€™s blood only covers those that believe a certain way, go to a certain church and if you canâ€™t find the exact right one, then you stay home and bury that talent, and we know how that parable went according to Jesus or maybe you donâ€™t. Sorry, the things Christ looks at is your belief in Him and trust His blood to cover your sins. His blood shed on the cross plus nothing equals salvation, fruits of that will show the world who you are in Christ.
I received that issue and read the article. All the articles are helpful and uplifts my spirit. I give to his ministry ever so often because I know that money goes to good causes. When the tornado hit my hometown a few years ago Tuscaloosa, Alabama. My niece contacted me on the computer and walked me through the devastation and when the video showed the street I was raised on and I was heartbroken because the only house standing was my parents home. Franklin Graham and his team were there to minister and I saw him being interviewed later and members of his team. I am very careful who I give my money to and only as God leads. There are wolves out there and if you live close to God, read and believe His word, pray then the Holy Spirit within us will guide and lead us and keep us on that Calvary Road. Itâ€™s narrow and itâ€™s the same road our Savior trod . My favorite song.
John, the sermon today was along the same line we have been discussing. One thing he brought out was that God had a plan for our lives even in the womb before we were born. Thanks again for your kind words and encouragement.
John, every now and then Satan being the accurser of the brethren does try to bring us down but then God uses whatever and whoever to lift us up with His truths being Christ is our righteousness and when he looks at me He sees Christâ€™s righteousness. I can use this to help a friend that feels as if she hasnâ€™t done enough for Christ and frets because of not able to do more.So thankful for brethren to pray and be an encouragement to each other.
Yes, John, a reminder of the horrors of war and your words of encouragement to those who belong to Christ especially being perfected at last. You just preached a sermon to me, as I have been feeling down on myself and the imperfections I see in myself. I know He loves me and keeps me safe in the palm of His hand.
Good morning, John. He is the only President lately that really cares about America and whatâ€™s happening to this country. Yes, I watched it and it was so amazing to me as they performed with their band and the way they stood as our President walked among them with Charles. So thankful England is with us as our Allay. I love that country as well. Beautiful prayer, very moving as I watched all the remembrance of D Day. Hope allâ€™s well with you this day.
1 Timothy 2:1-8..1) I exhort therefore,that,first of all, supplications,prayers,intercession, and giving of thanks,be made for all men;2)For Kings, and for all that are in authority;that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty 3) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;4) Who will have all men to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. So as I believe the Word teaches we are to pray for our leaders that have feet of clay, which reminds of other leaders such as Franklin D Roosevelt, a great President in spirit of having a mistress, President Carter admitted to lustful thoughts and we know what Jesus said of that being as bad as adultery. We compare ourselves to others and come away full of self righteousness rather than use Christ as our standard and come away humbled.
UFO ðŸ›¸ have been around a very long time with the same MO round saucer shaped ( thatâ€™s why they are called flying saucers, you see) I remember a story when in my early 20â€™s of a couple that claimed to be beamed up in one , which later became a tv show, Star Trek, with Dr.Spock, who looked like one would look if there are any to look like one. Thing is itâ€™s whatever sent to earth to apparently check on all the weird happenings on earth right now. But anyway, they are smarter than the average earthlings because their saucers are so much better and faster than anything we have ever encountered. So far they have never been a threat to us and seem harmless unless you saw War of the World, which I did and my kids ðŸ˜‚ at me being so scared, I only watched part of it. Nothing compares with what they watched as kids that was way more scary.Seems to me, they may be concerned and just keeping an eye on all that we should be afraid of.here on earth.There is something going on but how and why, I leave in Godâ€™s hands, my faith is not shaken.
Hi John, thanks for the encouragement and comments. I think they are both hard nut to crack. mostly hard to change their beliefs, I am actually a Christian serving God in the Baptist Church. I see your way of worship as great and Iâ€™m sure your preaching is very inspiring. The way you explained it in scripture today about Godâ€™s Love even in the womb was a reminder of how real God has always been to me even as a child . I loved going to church. I like JC Ryle as well. Have his book on Holiness. I like the older authors.
Christopher the scripture that was given to me by the Holy Spirit when I was concerned about my husband and how to make him see things my way. 1Peter3:1-6 Wives likewise be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. So when someone is belligerent and shunning and unloving in attitude, simply because I donâ€™t believe the way they do, well they just crossed the line with me. I will say it again, I follow God and His guidance through the Holy Spirit. Again have a good day.
JohnUk, I agree with you on almost all 95% of what you said, but you know how these â€œhard shelled Baptist are( that was a name given to them long years ago, well not that long ago) I have to get get ready for Church have a blessed day.
Christopher, sorry about your dad. My mother had thoughts of sucide, told me a voice spoke to her and told her to go hang her self. She was a devout Christian married to an abusive, womanizing man that his women friends would call her and threatened her. It was a combat zone in my home as I grew up. When you get to that point, your brain does not think normal. Itâ€™s not that you want to die but want to get out of your pain. Thanks for sharing all that with me because itâ€™s so close to my own testimony as well. My take on the last post have a blessed sabbath.
Thanks Christropher, you certainly have good vibes but when people call you names and you have a friendship that includes e-mails with each other.. I have done my share of witnessing and a few have become Christians or filled with Holy Spirit. My main thing is teaching and my son said, I have a way of saying something that makes it plain to him. I have lots of background experiences that God has used to help others with same things I once dealt with and by the Spirit of God overcame. I believe we go through bad times, and God will use to help someone else so nothing is wasted. And I enjoy this and never grow tired of helping others.I never condemn but will warn when needed.I am working with my granddaughter right now who I have told and warned that she is in a dark place right now with a boyfriend that is on probation. But like the father with the prodigal son, can only do so much and have to let her go and learn the hard way like I did. God will work with her, he did me. Thanks for the encouragement and btw I was so good at debating that I should have been a lawyer.