"Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." Deut. 31:6
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18.
Even if you are in the land of Canaan where all you see are giants wandering about, giants you think are very able to crush you- look through the eyes of Joshua and say 'WE ARE MORE THAN ABLE TO CONQUER!" Amen. Have faith my friend...have faith in Christ for He has given us the land. He has already conquered it for us, just claim it, claim the victory in Jesus' name. Let that be our battle cry- Jesus! Jesus! In the mighty name of Jesus Christ!
"And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all."I believe the story of the flood just as much as I do the third chapter of John. I pity any man that is picking the old Book to pieces. The moment we give any one of these things, we touch the deity of God. I have noticed that when a man does begin to pick the Bible to pieces, it doesn't take him long to tear it all to pieces. What is the use of being five years about what you can do in five minutes?
I want to say to any scoffer this, that you can laugh at the Bible, you can scoff at your mother's God, you can laugh at ministers and Christians, but the hour is coming when one promise in that old Book will be worth more to you than ten thousand worlds like this.The windows of heaven are opened and the fountains of the great deep are broken up. The waters came bubbling up and the sea bursts its bounds and leaps over it's walls. The rivers begin to swell. The people living in the lowlands flee to the mountains and highlands. They flee up the hillsides. And there is a wail going up:
The world is getting darker than ever, morals are at an all time low, what used to be wrong is becoming trendy, cool, or 'right' in the world's eyes. Current popular icons or movie heroes are demonic creatures and images. The world have become a God-less world, it is scary to think that we are raising our children in this age where the name of Jesus Christ is only familiar because it is used as a swear word, where each one is to his own, where truth has become relative, where abortion even post birth abortion is viewed as a woman's right, where our sons and daughters can marry from the same sex, where our daughters have no sense of modesty, walking down the street half naked. World where is your hope? when judgement will fall on the land- who is your refuge?
Let us seek Jesus, let us lay down all pride, let us stop and consider His plea, His offer of salvation. Let us lay down our arms, our defensiveness, our status quo, our own intellectual perception, our religion, our reputation, our personal idols, our self-importance, our unbelief...at His feet. At the end of the day friend, all our worldy achievements, wealth, fame and self-righteousness are just ashes, it might hurt to know this but it is worth nothing- that is the truth. It may even hinder us from coming to Christ. When death stares you in the face- could all those save you? it can't. There is only One who can.
I think once we reach this stage in our christian walk, when the Lord wants us to surrender not just bits and pieces but He is now asking for the greater portion- we tend to stall, we stop and think. And this I will tell you now, is a very delicate time, an opportune time for the enemy to flood us with doubt to try to convince us to just give it up altogether. To give up Jesus. He would say- this is getting too difficult now, too painful, too costly- it would cost you your friends, your career, your family and loved ones, your life- your WILL.
That is what the Lord is after, see you are not the only one asking questions, He is too- Are you ready now for me? are you really serious when you say you love me? Are you really willing to live out my life the way I did? Are you willing to lay down your will, your all on my altar?And when we reach that stage in our walk with Jesus Christ, we have to then make a decision. In analogy, it is pretty much like how a relationship is between a girl and a boy, there is the courtship stage where everything is new and exciting and fun, however, one cannot forever stay in that stage, if you do love each other and you are not just playing around but you truly are serious about this love- you will then decide if you want to get married, to spend the rest of your life with this person. The questions are- Can you really live your life without this person? is life worth living without them?
This blog is a journal about my walk with Christ. I decided to share my journey through blogging so others can see & know that God is not a figment of our imagination nor a product of any man-made philosophy but that He is real and is saving people in the here and now.Pure Faith is not a platform for me, I am a simple believer...but I have a heavy burden for those who have not met Christ yet, my intent is for Christ to shine & be glorified through my life experiences which I wear proudly on my sleeve. It is also a joy for me to share testimonies from other people as we are living and walking evidences of God's work.I share my personal reflections not to preach- but to witness to others (as I would if we are face to face), with the aim of encouraging and pointing the way to Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith. Amen. May you be blessed richly.e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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