Romans 13:11-14 “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.”
“The flesh, that old nature, takes the things of God and perverts and twists them and tries to get us to fulfill a legitimate desire in an illegitimate way.How will we avoid the flesh taking over? Look at the verse: ‘This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh’ - Galatians 5:16 When you are submitting moment by moment to the Holy Spirit, the flesh will not be in the driver’s seat.”
1 John 2:15-17 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
Ephesians 5:26-27 “That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”
May 19, 1994To The Editor,I just couldn’t stop thinking about the man who had lost his three children because he had fallen asleep. I can almost imagine the horror he must have experienced when he found their lifeless little bodies in that old refrigerator. It must have been his darkest hour!My heart goes out to him and his family and I just pray that they will turn all this over to the Lord, if they haven’t already. The unbearable shame, guilt, anger, and resentment will just destroy their lives completely if it’s allowed to continue.It may be extremely hard to understand how God could even possibly use this tragic situation and turn it around for His good and the good others, but He can and He will if we would only look at it from His perspective.As I read the front-page article…describing what happened, the Lord brought to my attention that the condition of most fathers in this country is that they are spiritually asleep, thus they are unable to see the imminent danger their children are in.If they don’t wake up while there’s still time they will ultimately be responsible for the eternal death of their families; and if they find themselves and their children in outer Darkness separated from God forever, there will be no turning back then.My hope and prayer is that the pain and sorrow of this family can be eased if they know their situation has sounded an alarm to all of us for the need to humbly submit our whole heart, soul, and body to Almighty God and His Word before it’s too late.It’s so important for the men and fathers of this country to stand up and be the spiritual leaders that God has ordained that they must be! Should they refuse, they will be held accountable for that decision! And in so doing they will ultimately help contribute to the demise of the United States of America as a Nation that stands for Truth, Justice, and Freedom for All.Sincerely,A servant of the Most High God,C. Read
John 12:35-36 “Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the Light with you. Walk while ye have the Light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.While ye have Light, believe in the Light, that ye may be the children of Light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide Himself from them.”
The Storms of this LifeHurricane Katrina 29 August 2005
My youngest son had just turned threea month before the storm hit.My little Justus was trying to be so bravewhen his sister took a picture of himwhile he stood beside mein the doorway of our home on that day.His eyes and face were red from crying,and he was holding his lips real tightto keep from getting upset in front of the camera.He, along with his six-year-old brother,was absolutely terrified when the trees started fallingall around us during the worst part of the storm.My little boys became visibly upsetwhen an over one hundred foot pine treefell across our driveway and blocked us in.They were begging me to call someone for help, and I did,but the lady at city hall said there was nothing they could do,and that we just needed to ride out the storm.When another pine tree went through the roofand water started pouring into the kitchen and a bedroom,all seven of my children became quite distressed.It was then that I realized we could actually die in this storm,but I also had full confidence that only if it was God's will.I can honestly say that absolute fear was not with meon that horribly devastating day,but a great love and concern for my dear children.My response to the terror of the stormwas to humbly call upon the Lord,and His peace was noticeably with us.I thank God He heard my most earnest plea!My husband was not able to be with us due to the war,but soon before he was to arrive home,my oldest daughter asked my little Justus,"Are you going to tell daddythat you were a big boy during the storm?"He hung his little head and looked to the ground,and a few moments later,with an ashamed look on his face,he looked up and said,"No, I was little."That profound statement, from the mouth of my baby,reminded me just how small we really arein the sight of God!We all need the Lord God in our lives,and He is the only One who can truly help usin the midst of the Storms of this Life!God will use trials and tribulationsto show us how we desperately need Him,and I hope you won't reject Him when He calls!For those who have turned to God,and away from sin,His love will forever live in thosewho worship only Him!The devil wants to lead you into sin,and fill your heart with hate,so he can separate you from God,and those who love Him too.Satan is the one who wants you dead,so he can destroy your soul in Hell!I Am pleading, don't give into his lies and deceit!Jesus Christ is truly the only way to Heaven,and He gave His life so we could livewith Him, world without end!Amen!
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto Him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”
Isaiah 40:25-31 "To whom then will ye liken Me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: He calleth them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one faileth.Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding.He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
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