The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God. Psalm 69:32.
It is your privilege to be glad in the Lord, and to rejoice in the knowledge of His sustaining grace. Let His love take possession of mind and heart. Guard against becoming overwearied, careworn, depressed. Bear an uplifting testimony. Turn your eyes away from that which is dark and discouraging, and behold Jesus, our great Leader, under whose watchful supervision the cause of present truth, to which we are giving our lives and our all, is destined to triumph gloriously. . . .
Oh, let it be seen . . . that Jesus is abiding in the heart, sustaining, strengthening, comforting. It is your privilege to be endowed, from day to day, with a rich measure of His Holy Spirit, and to have broadened views of the importance and scope of the message we are proclaiming to the world. The Lord is willing to reveal to you wondrous things out of His law. Wait before Him with humility of heart. Pray most earnestly for an understanding of the times in which we live, for a fuller conception of His purpose, and for increased efficiency in soulsaving. . . .
It will be well for us to consider what is soon to come upon the earth. This is no time for trifling or self-seeking. If the times in which we are living fail to impress our minds seriously, what can reach us? . . .
Men of clear understanding are needed now. God calls upon those who are willing to be controlled by the Holy Spirit to lead out in a work of thorough reformation. I see a crisis before us, and the Lord calls for His laborers to come into line. Every soul should now stand in a position of deeper, truer consecration to God than during the years that have passed. . . .
I have been deeply impressed by scenes that have recently passed before me in the night season. There seemed to be a great movement–a work of revival–going forward in many places. Our people were moving into line, responding to God’s call. . . . Shall we not heed His voice? Shall we not trim our lamps, and act like men who look for their Lord to come? The time is one that calls for light bearing, for action.
Maranatha p. 159
Prayer Requests
——My brother Carl fell and fractured hip yesterday. Please pray for him Thanks Nayon
——My dear friend of 40 years, Shorty J. passed away. Please keep Judy and all their family in your prayers. He was most loyal kind friend I’ve ever had and the world will be harsher place without Shorty’s smile to warm it up! Rest in peace brother! Jesus is coming soon! Pastor Tom
—–D has applied for a better paying job. Please pray that he gets it if it is God’s will. L
—–Please pray for the following evangelism events that are taking place in the near future: Diane
Westminster,  SC (Jan 16 – Feb 14) Cody Hainey,  a young adult and recent convert will be presenting them.   Please pray for the Holy Spirit to be present.
Kingston, Jamaica (Jan 30-31) Doug Batchelor will present “Edge of Eternity” 
Phoenix, AZ (January-February, 2015) It Is Written
—–Please pray for Mary who is having surgery today. Rose
—–A Union College gymnast was critically injured on Wednesday evening after falling 30 feet and landing on her head, the equipment failed. Prayers for her and her family would be greatly appreciated! Connie
Dear Friends,
My grandmother’s favorite food was ice cream.  She normally indulged in a quart of it every afternoon. One day when my mother was a teenager, she came into the kitchen and saw my grandmother eating a big bowl of “ice cream” with “butterscotch syrup” on it. She immediately wanted some. She liked ice cream as much as her mother did.  My grandmother said, “I do not think that you will like it.” My mother assured her that she would really like some. She could see what her mother was eating.  She was eating ice cream.
Without another word, my grandmother got up and made her daughter an identical bowl of “ice cream.” Happily, my mother brought a spoonful of that delicious-looking stuff to her mouth and took a bite. To her disappointment, she found that she had been tricked. What had looked like ice cream was really plain yogurt. What she had thought was butterscotch syrup was nothing but honey.
Sometimes things appear to be genuine, but in reality they are quite the opposite. Sometimes someone we trust may lead us down the wrong path. Sometimes we are confident that we know the way to live our life, but “there is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”  Prov 14:12  As we look back upon our life, we see that what we thought was ice cream and butterscotch syrup was nothing but plain yogurt and honey.
How can we know the truth? How can we know which path is the right way? The Bible tells us, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Ps 119:105 “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” Isa 8:20
 Here is the answer. All things must be tested in the light of God’s Word. If it does not agree with what the Bible says, then we can know that it is only man’s ideas, not God’s. Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” John 17:17 David prayed, “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.” “Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path.” Ps 25:5;27:11 He declares that the result of a in-depth study of God’s Word is, “I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.” 119:99,100
May we take the Bible just as it reads and set aside ideas others may say is found therein. May we “study to show [ourselves] approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”  2 Tim 2:15  May we determine to follow God’s Great Guidebook allowing the Holy Spirit to lead us into all truth and to guide us on the path to Heaven is my prayer.

Moving into Line
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