The Conflict Is for Us

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. Revelation 3:21.

These are the words of our substitute and surety. He who is the divine Head of the church, the mightiest of conquerors, would point His followers to His life, His toils, His self-denials, His struggles and sufferings, through contempt, through rejection, ridicule, scorn, insult, mockery, falsehood, up the path of Calvary to the scene of the crucifixion, that they might be encouraged to press on toward the mark for the prize and reward of the overcomer.

The plan of salvation is not appreciated as it should be. It is not discerned or comprehended. It is made altogether a cheap affair, whereas to unite the human with the divine required an exertion of Omnipotence. . . . Christ, by clothing His divinity with humanity, elevates humanity in the scale of moral value to an infinite worth. But what a condescension on the part of God and on the part of His only begotten Son, who was equal with the Father! . . .

So great has been the spiritual blindness of men that they have sought to make of none effect the Word of God. They have declared by their traditions that the great plan of redemption was devised in order to abolish and make of none effect the law of God, when Calvary is the mighty argument that proves the immutability of the precepts of Jehovah. . . . The state of the character must be compared with the great moral standard of righteousness. There must be a searching out of the peculiar sins which have been offensive to God, which have dishonored His name and quenched the light of His Spirit and killed the first love from the soul. . . .

Victory is assured through faith and obedience. . . . The work of overcoming is not restricted to the age of the martyrs. The conflict is for us, in these days of subtle temptation to worldliness, to self-security, to indulgence of pride, covetousness, false doctrines, and immorality of life. . . . Shall we stand before the proving of God?

That I May Know Him p. 256


Prayer Requests

—– Please pray for my friend Richard. He is having surgery at 7:15 AM. Roz

—–Please pray for Katy as her grandfather died. Rose

—– Please pray for our grandson Dusty. He has been trying to come of hard drugs and keeps relapsing. He really wants to stay clean. . . . He is in a 30 day drug rehab program there. Please pray that he will come out clean with no desire for drugs. Pray God will show him what is causing him to want drugs. Pray God will release him from his addiction and set him free. Pray he will draw nearer to Jesus. Pray God will have mercy on him and bless him with joy and peace all the days of his life. Fran

—– Please pray for us and for Eli. We need those prayers now more than ever. Transplant todsy no matter what. Lacy

—–Please pray for the Christians in ____. A mob burned churches in several cities. Mary


Dear Friends,

There is a song that was written many years ago, that is as true today as it was then. It speaks of the relationship that our Dear Saviour wants to have with each of us. Its words are timeless.

My Lord and I.

by Mary. L. Lancaster

1. I have a Friend so precious,

So very dear to me,

He loves me with a tender love,

He loves me faithfully;

I could not live apart from Him,

I love to feel Him nigh;

And so we dwell together,

My Lord and I.

2. Sometimes I’m faint and weary,

He knows that I am weak;

And as He bids me lean on Him,

His help I’ll gladly seek;

He leads me in the path of light,

Beneath a sunny sky;

And so we walk together,

My Lord and I.

3. He knows how much I love Him,

He knows I love Him well;

But with what love He loveth me,

My tongue can never tell;

It is an everlasting love

In ever rich supply;

And so we love each other,

My Lord and I.

4. I tell Him all my sorrows,

I tell Him all my joys,

I tell Him all that pleases me,

I tell Him what annoys;

He tells me what I ought to do,

Hs tells me what to try;

And so we talk together,

My Lord and I.

5. He knows how I am longing

Some weary soul to win,

And so He bids me go and speak

A loving word for Him;

He bids me tell His wondrous love,

And why He came to die;

And so we work together,

My Lord and I.

Our Dear Saviour is waiting for us to allow Him access to our heart. He says, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Rev 3:20 Each day He assures us of His love and care. “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

May we allow our Loving Saviour to come into our heart. May we place our hand in His and allow Him to guide us. May we daily accept the grace He has provided for us is my prayer.



The Conflict Is for Us
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