Take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13.
Let everyone who names the name of Christ read this scripture again and again, and then inquire, Am I clothed with the whole armor of God, that I may be a successful colaborer with Christ? The more we know of ourselves, the more we probe our motives and desires, the more heartfelt will be our consciousness of our utter inability to fight the battle of the Lord in our Own strength....
Stablish your hearts in the belief that God knows of all the trials and difficulties you will encounter in the warfare against evil; for God is dishonored when any soul belittles His power by talking unbelief.
This world is God’s great field of labor; He has purchased those that dwell on it with the blood of His only-begotten Son, and He means that His message of mercy shall go to everyone. Those who are commissioned to do this work will be tested and tried, but they are always to remember that God is near to strengthen and uphold them. He does not ask us to depend upon any broken reed. We are not to look for human aid. God forbid that we should place man where God should be.... The Lord Jehovah is “everlasting strength.”
A lesson of faith is given us in the experience of Christ with the disciples of John the Baptist. Imprisoned in the lonely dungeon, John had fallen into discouragement, and he sent his disciples to Jesus, asking, “Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?” Christ knew on what errand these messengers had come, and by a mighty demonstration of His power He gave them unmistakable evidence of His divinity. Turning to the multitude, He spoke, and the deaf heard His voice. He spoke again, and the eyes of the blind were opened to behold the beauties of nature.... He put forth His hand, and at His touch the fever left the afflicted ones. At His command demoniacs were healed, and falling at His feet, worshipped Him. Then turning to the disciples of John, He said, “Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see.”
That same Jesus who wrought those mighty works, is our Saviour today, and is as willing to manifest His power on our behalf as He was in the behalf of John the Baptist. When we are hedged about by adverse circumstances, surrounded by difficulties which it seems impossible for us to surmount, we are not to murmur, but to remember the past loving kindnesses of the Lord. Looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith, we may endure as seeing Him who is invisible, and this will keep our minds from being clouded by the shadow of unbelief.—The Signs of the Times, September 17, 1896.
Do you long to be among the 144,000? We are living in the final day of atonement. Today is the day to be searching our hearts and asking God to remove anything that may separate us from Him. Jesus is still ministering His grace for us in the heavenly sanctuary. But there are sins of ignorance which Jesus must bring to our awareness before He ceases His intercessory work. We must come to the place where we are in complete agreement with God on every issue that the Holy Spirit brings to our attention. Through this cleansing prayer, our sins will be removed from the books of record in heaven as well as from our minds and hearts.
In this inspiring episode, Taj Pacleb takes us once again into the ocean, below the surface of the black night, to see giant Manta Rays dancing in the light! Considered by many as the best night dive in the world, this short video shares breathtaking views as well as powerful spiritual lessons of what it means to live in the Light! The Bible says, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." (John 8:12)
Do you ever feel discouraged or lonely, wondering if God cares, if He really understands, or hears your prayers? It's time to put all doubt aside as you read this beautiful "love letter" from your Heavenly Father. Pulled directly from the passages of Scripture, this PDF download is one that you may want to print up and keep in your Bible to read often. Never forget, no matter what happens in your life, God loves you! And His love never changes!