Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 2 Timothy 2:19.
The Lord will have a people as true as steel, and with faith as firm as the granite rock. They are to be His witnesses in the world, His instrumentalities to do a special, a glorious work in the day of His preparation. . . .
Ministers who have preached the truth with all zeal and earnestness may apostatize and join the ranks of our enemies, but does this turn the truth of God into a lie? “Nevertheless,” says the apostle, “the foundation of God standeth sure.” The faith and feelings of men may change; but the truth of God, never. . . .
It is as certain that we have the truth as that God lives; and Satan, with all his arts and hellish power, cannot change the truth of God into a lie. While the great adversary will try his utmost to make of none effect the word of God, truth must go forth as a lamp that burneth.
The Lord has singled us out and made us subjects of His marvelous mercy. Shall we be charmed with the pratings of the apostate? Shall we choose to take our stand with Satan and his host? Shall we join with the transgressors of God’s law? Rather let it be our prayer: “Lord, put enmity between me and the serpent.” If we are not at enmity with his works of darkness, his powerful folds encircle us, and his sting is ready at any moment to be driven to our hearts. We should count him a deadly foe. We should oppose him in the name of Christ. Our work is still onward. . . . Let all who name the name of Christ clothe themselves with the armor of righteousness. . . .
The time has come when we must know for ourselves why we believe as we do. . . . Let us lay up for ourselves a good foundation against the time to come, that we may lay hold on eternal life. We must labor, not in our own strength, but in the strength of our risen Lord. What will we do and dare for Jesus?
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—— Praise the Lord. Thank you for your prayers. My granddaughter’s fever broke and she is much better. Fran
—– Found out this morning that one of our friends we have know since we moved here was told her kidneys are shutting down. Please pray for her and her family. She has been through so much the last couple of years. Susan
—– Please pray for a cousin Connard he is having trouble breathing and has no stamina. he had a cold this week he picked up from being a care giver. thanks M.
—–Please pray for Mary who is mourning the loss of her baby boy six years ago today. Rose
As we watch the news on TV or the computer, or hear it on radio, we can see the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation rapidly fulfilling. Moreover, crimes of every sort happen in every city of our land. Man’s inhumanity to man is rampant. Why not, when they are taught that they evolved from some bit of slime electrically charged by some passing thunderbolt? Throughout their schooling, they are taught that they are just an animal and that there is no God to Whom they must give account.
How precious is God’s Holy Word! It is our anchor on the troubled sea of life. In it, we find the true origin of the universe. “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. . . .For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” He is the All-Powerful God! The Creator Who “setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power: Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people. They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof. Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.” Ps 33:6-9; 65:6-13
In Scriptures, we learn that we were especially created that our Loving Creator might have close fellowship with us. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Gen 1:26, 27 He did not create them and then walk off and leave them. No! He came down to this planet every evening to walk and talk with them. Think of it! Talking face to face with the Majesty of the Universe!
During these times of “distress of nations,” (Luke 21:25,26) personal distresses, distress of friends and family, our Loving Saviour wants to walk and talk with us. He Who tells us, “see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass.” Matt 24:6 also assures us, “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour.” Isa 43:1-3 “I will be with [thee] in trouble; I will deliver [thee].” Ps 91:15
Paul asks, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?. . .For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor 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.” Rom 8:35-39
May we cling tightly to our Only Protector during both good times and bad. May we, like Enoch, closely fellowship with Him each moment of the day just as He yearns for us to do. And as we do, we have the assurance that someday soon, we will see Jesus coming to rescue us and declare with joy “Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.” Isa 25:9