The Terms of Our Salvation
Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:23, 24.
The disciples of Christ who were with Him from day to day did not comprehend His mission. . . . They were unacquainted with His unlimited resources and power. Although they had witnessed His miracles they did not discern His relationship to the Father. Just before His death He said to them, “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name.” In simple language Jesus explained to them that the secret of their success would be in asking the Father for strength and grace in His name. He would be present before the face of the Father to make request in their behalf. . . .
We need to become better acquainted with the terms upon which salvation will be ours, and better understand the relation which Christ sustains to us and to the Father. He has pledged Himself to honor His Son’s name as we present it at the throne of grace. We should consider the great sacrifice that was made in our behalf to purchase for us the robe of righteousness woven in the loom of heaven. He has invited us to the wedding feast, and has provided for every one of us the wedding garment. The robe of righteousness has been purchased at infinite cost, and how daring is the insult to Heaven when one presents himself as a candidate for entrance at the wedding feast when wearing his own citizen’s dress of self-righteousness! How greatly he dishonors God, openly showing contempt for the sacrifice made on Calvary! . . .
No one will taste of the marriage supper of the Lamb who has not on a wedding garment. But John writes, “. . . He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.” Then, before it is eternally too late, let each one go to the heavenly Merchantman for the white raiment, the eyesalve, the gold tried in the fire, and the oil of heavenly grace.
That I May Know Him p. 264
—–Please pray for traveling mercies for Dave as he returns home after the baby dedication. Rose
—–This Wednesday, 9/11, Loretta will have another surgery and Chayna will have a couple of stitches removed. Prayers are needed. John
—–“There are ticks in Mongolia,” I recently overheard. I didn’t believe it as we have lived here at Starting Point Life University in the countryside for two summers and haven’t seen even one tick. Well yesterday Curtis removed a tick from two of us. He then took us to the clinic where the attending doctor just lost her husband two months ago to encephalitis from a tick bite. She gave the two of us that were bitten an antibiotic and gave a vaccination to all of the adults present. When we returned to campus an older gentleman shared that his son-in-law’s brother died two days after being bitten. So we ask prayers for God’s healing for those of us already bitten and protection for the rest. [from Uplifting Him Ministries sent in by Carol]
—–Just got a call from a dear friend who is being demon harassed and threatened with death and is hearing voices. Have prayed with her and need a team to hold Aprille up in prayer……. Carol
—–pray for John Bradshaw as he recently learned he has tongue cancer. He will be unable to hold the meetings he is scheduled for in mid-Oct. in NC. They were/are to be aired over 3ABN. When Jim Gilley from 3ABN was notified, he said the only way 3ABN would air that series of meetings was if Ron Halverson, Sr. stepped in and did the meetings. So pray also for Ron Halverson as he has just a short time to prepare for a long series of meetings like that. Thanks for your prayers. Please put both of these prominent Pastors on your prayer list. Lola
—–“that little girl Kadence is doing worse she got better but then had a set back now she is sleeping more and now she’s waiting for a liver transplant they said she had a virus that caused it she had the flu was doing fine after that then this hit her. Mary” I pray God will have mercy on Kadence and heal her liver. I pray he will give her family peace during this time. Amen Thank you for praying for Kadence. Fran
—–My dear sweet friend Jane died yesterday from heart failure. She will be missed by many friends and family. I pray God will hold them close and give them peace. I especially pray for Brittany. Jane raised her and then she was taken away when her brother died (Brittany’s father). She was fighting to get her back through the court system. She did not get to see Brittany before she died. Please pray with me for Brittany. She is only 6 years old. Thank you Fran