Encouragement

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Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 | By Kaye | In

I am beginning to think that the my family is truly a prized possession and I say this because as far as I can remember we have always been hounded by the enemy. We often get trials which tests our relationship with each other and I will say that the attempts are getting more desperate each time because with every single one God comes on the scene to protect and guide His children and even if the enemy bruises us, they never win. God is on our side, He raises a standard against all evil, He is declaring that we are His.
Sometimes I get to the point where I too am beginning to feel sucked in into that black pit of hopelessness and depression but then again He shakes me out of my senses and I just reject it- reject all the negative things that the devil tries to paint and pose as a real picture because it is in fact unreal. The Creator of heavens and earth is on our side and He already won our battles for us. There is rest and peace and victory, sure gloomy days come but they are not permanent, we get hurt feelings and all but there is healing always. The Lord has given us the power to overcome them by His name, we have that assurance. Victory is our inheritance, overcoming is our inheritance, all God's promises are ours to claim and keep, amen. We are heirs to all the things of Christ, even Christ Himself, for He gave Himself to us. The key here is to believe God, believe and trust in His promises and that He is God and He keeps His word.


But Man is really, truly vulnerable...we easily fall prey to our weaknesses but then again these 'falling down' experiences makes us realize even more that we need God, that our own righteousness are not enough, that we are foolish and fallible, that we are weaklings. Hopefully, these painful experiences will push us to call for help, desperation makes us seek God, see. I know that is a sad fact, but that is true, won't you agree? In times of need, in times of difficulty we cry out to the Lord- and that is the purpose sometimes why trials are permitted into our lives. Even then some people are too hardened up that God becomes the last option, sometimes He is not even in the options list. This is what has become of man today, their hearts have waxed cold...just like what the Bible said. However, despite this grim picture, there is hope so, do not be discouraged dear friend. All is not lost and God has a plan for you- that in His time and season you will bring forth fruit. You will become transformed in His likeness, until the time comes when God can be seen in you, amen. Now, isn't that worth all the fight? He is worth fighting for, the inheritance is worth fighting for.


As for me, I need more of God every single day and I am constantly desiring for a closer walk with my Saviour. I was just thanking the Lord Jesus that for every  new day He has created for us, the joy and gratefulness in my heart just spills over. Every time I think of Jesus a tear would find it's way in the corner of my eye because I just feel so priveleged to have the chance to know Him as I know Him and every treasure in the world fades into oblivion compared to who He is.
I was just woken up in my sleep a couple of nights ago because I suddenly felt the urge to pray, there was this heaviness in my heart that can only be relieved by prayer. I think the Spirit is groaning inside me and so I listened to a message preaching and then I prayed. The Lord made me realize that I was not praying enough...I got caught up with life and though spending time with Christ is always simmering at the back of my mind, so many things try to pre-occupy me such as school stuff and home life and oftentimes they succeed in taking residence in my mind. I didn't realize that my Lord wants to fellowship with me and I with Him. Now, I just want to give even more of me to Jesus and by His grace that will come to pass. That is not even to my credit, actually nothing is to my credit because the Lord is my righteousness, amen.


Let us not forget about our Maker, let us not tuck Jesus away in a corner. He is constantly desiring to fellowship with us, and for us to get to know Him better. Take courage warrior of Christ- fight on, march on and take comfort in the truth that God is in control of our lives, He is in control of every situation and that He will see us through...otherwise He would be reneging on his promises and that would not make Him God. So, truly there is not even space to accomodate such thought isn't there? that is what the enemy frustratingly tries to achieve. But to those whom He predestined- those He knew would accept Him and follow and serve Him, the Lord truly protects because his seed is in them. They are heirs to the kingdom, they are His Bride, amen and there is no way one of them will ever get taken or lost. Never. Praise the Lord Jesus for that.
Here is one chapter that truly resonate these thoughts:


KJV Romans 8

 1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
 3For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
 4That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 5For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
 6For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
 7Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
 8So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
 9But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
 10And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
 11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
 12Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
 14For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
 15For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
 16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
 17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
 18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
 19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
 20For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
 21Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
 22For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
 24For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
 25But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
 26Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
 27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
 29For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
 30Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
 31What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
 32He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
 33Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.
 34Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
 36As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
 37Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
 39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.






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Strengthening the Inner Man 3

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Posted on Sunday, May 30, 2010 | By Kaye | In

God bless you dear friend for taking the time to browse Pure Faith, I was already starting to type up another post but I didn't finish it...I feel led somehow to post another set of messages. I think there are readers out there who are really hungering for more of God and responding to His call and I feel that they want to fly higher in their own faith journey. And because I am not a minister to break Bible doctrines to anyone except for the fact that I can only share my life experiences and walk with the Lord- I thought of posting links so you could access essential truths from the scripture. I listen to them myself before I post any link and the sources I choose are congruent with my own faith, convictions and beliefs. The actual links are on my sidebar, if any of you want to explore these sites, feel free to do so.
The titles link to the message players and I pray that you may receive the Word, the Lord Himself with an open heart. I believe that the soul needs to be nourished with the pure Word of God just as the flesh needs food as sustenance- the Lord's table is full of good things, so why go hungry?
The Lord is inviting us to His feast: "Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine..." John 21:12 
These messages were delivered by Bro.Paul Moffit from Taranaki, NZ.
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." Rev. 3:22



For those who wants to have a better understanding of 
the book of Revelations the link below leads to 
B.C.Fellowship website and you would see the
 'Home Bible Study' video straightaway...you may want to start
with the #1 vid and perhaps click on the expand
icon for better viewing...








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Living A Victorious Life In Christ

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Posted on Monday, May 17, 2010 | By Kaye | In

My Lord never ceases to amaze me...He is just so wonderful all the time and I know all the words in the world and in whatever language would not really be enough to describe Him. In my entire life, I have not known such perfect peace and rest. Never in the world, that is for sure, not even in any man or loved one, see, because we are fallible we do disappoint each other still. I think as long as we are in the flesh..but God is not like us indeed. 
Even when we think that every single thing is crumbling around us, God remains God. He will lead us out of the toughest situations in life- but there is a condition though, that we have to just trust Him. 
I think I understand that, because how can He fill the need inside if we are full of junk and filth? we need to empty ourselves out before Him before Jesus could actually come in. We need to go through the stages of justification, sanctification and then He would come in the form of the Holy Ghost, amen. How beautiful. I read the Bible and it speaks to me as a love letter :) the whole story from Genesis to Revelation only talks about God's love for mankind. His search for a Bride. It's simple really, it is a love story.


This life is getting to be a routine, only because God has opened my eyes to the truth that we are just passing through. Like the pilgrim's progress, see...just passing through. Everything else is irrelevant, even death is of no consequence to those who love God because we know that the flesh will never be our permanent dwelling place. We know when we open our eyes again after death, if we are to die before the changing of our bodies, we know that we are slipping in to a glorified body- in God's dimension. Amen. Giving back all the glory to Jesus Christ, my God. Let our lives be always hid under the blood of the lamb.


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Strengthening the Inner Man 2

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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 | By Kaye | In , , ,

Preachings by Bro.Jeff Jenkins. Be blessed and encouraged to have a closer walk with our Lord Jesus Christ. Just click on the titles :)





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In His Arms

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Posted on Saturday, May 08, 2010 | By Kaye | In ,




I know the Lord looks after me and my family. He is always there, always...especially in difficult times. I know that I have let my feelings eat me up these past few days which is not hard to do in the midst of trying situations but God's hand is swift and He gently lifted me out of the impending cloud that was hovering above. Praise the Lord! He truly is good. I know that Jesus has answered my prayer, all I need to do is to rest in His loving arms. Faith and trust indeed...


God made me understand that there comes a time when we, as parents, have to let go in order for our children to grow and learn, because they are starting on their own journey. I have to hold back all the protective instincts that is inside of me and let go because it's His turn to look after them. It isn't easy, I tell you, even now as I write this tears are collecting in my eyes...Now I could say- 'So this is how it is to be a parent'. It is bittersweet. I would want to protect them forever from pain and hurt if I could but it won't do them any good. I know they have to grow on their own and they need that space. I just want them to know that we love them and that we will always be here for them for they are our own flesh and blood.

The assurance that I do have is that I know the Lord will keep them close to Him. He will allow them to go through tough times and sad times- there will be broken hearts- ours and theirs, but the Lord will be  there to see them through every battle and every storm that they will have to face- they won't be alone. They will take the path that God has ordained for them to walk in, until they reach the stage when they finally see and realize that they need no other except Jesus Christ and He becomes their all. That is the journey. I know for myself it has been the same...but now I can say that these difficulties made me cling to God even more, and so be it with all my children. One thing is for sure, I will always be here with a kneeling heart before the Lord and a mother's prayer will be sent up in the heavens for them every single day of my life. I love my children so very much.

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Let Go & Let God

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Posted on Wednesday, May 05, 2010 | By Kaye | In , ,

"We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be." CS Lewis
The saying 'when life throws you lemons, make lemonade!' is quite tempting at this time in my life and I usually am optimistic. I try to find the good in everything- even in the worst of times. Although right now with what I am going through as a parent, I have to admit, I've lost all motivation and sometimes strength and I do not really know why, maybe because I feel defeated. I know oftentimes we need to fight against things, because after all we are in a battle but I realized that there are times when we just have to let go. 


In my case, it just hurts so much and if I can only find the 'off'' switch to my emotions, I would shut it down without batting an eyelash but I can't. There seem to be a dull ache sitting in my heart, all because I am a mother and I care, deeply.
I am reminded of Abraham, when the Lord asked him to sacrifice Isaac. I now understand the turmoil that must have gone through inside him and yet he willingly would have done it for my Lord. What love for his God, it's just amazing. He trusted the Lord with everything. I hope that I'd get to that place too and maybe this trial is part of my spiritual training- to learn to let go of everything... Perhaps it is time to flap my faith wings and fly a little higher.


I know I have trusted Him a lot of times in the past, with trials that are similar in nature, but the one I am dealing with now is totally different and unexpected, so I am having a hard time making sense of it all because I just can't wrap my head around it, I simply cannot comprehend the reasonings and logic. One thing's for sure though, the arrow went straight for my heart and bull's eyed it- and it hurts :(   I feel overwhelmed and sad but if the Lord thinks that I have to be broken yet again then so be it, for He is the potter and I am a willing clay. He knows what is best for me and for my daughter, I just have to have Abraham's faith. And of course, prayers...lots of prayers. It hurts I know, but we will all learn something from this. I would have to hang all my hope on God's promise in Romans 8:28 which says
"...all things work for good to them that love God..."
Glory to the Lord God Almighty. May He work His perfect will in our lives always... 



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Just saying hi

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Posted on Sunday, May 02, 2010 | By Kaye | In

Hi blog-reader :) I got an interesting comment from someone and that made me grin because I rarely get open criticisms...although I did not really mind that at all because we are after all, entitled to have our say. I, myself am a firm believer in free speech (as long as it is done in good taste and tact). Anyway, I have actually posted a reply as a post but I didn't feel good about it so I just deleted it again. With a blog like this- I expect varying degrees of reaction from people and it tends to get misinterpreted every now and then. Actually based on that comment, I was misinterpreted and if ever I reply- it would be a long post. However, I think it would not be of value and I do not think I owe anyone an explanation, unless they ask me to clarify.
Anyway, my day today is not so good friend. My eyes are puffy from crying all day...and tomorrow is a Sunday and I need all the strength I need. I need prayers because another challenge has come my way and I know that my overcoming power comes from the Lord only for I have none of my own. 
A lot of people commend me for being this and that but they don't know that every good thing in me comes from God, if you take them away I have nothing, all I am left with is the flesh and it's nature. So, praise be to God who kept His seed in me- He molded my character and I can be a partaker of eternal life. This is what hopefully shines out, but I still really wish I can get all of me out of the way because He deserves all the honour. And along those lines I want to share this song which I dedicate to all the warriors of Christ.





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