May 17, 2003
Thou shalt treasure the seeds in thy secret parts that they may bring forth fruit in thee from Me!
Isn't it wonderful to have God's Word for it, for our encouragement! I hope you are brainwashing yourselves with it constantly and absorbing it into the very fiber of your being, for it is His Word by His Spirit in His Love that makes you strong! Please do not neglect it, for it is food for your soul and gives you strength for the battle! Even getting out the lit is not as important as getting into the lit yourself first! We need to get the Words in as well as out! You'll never have the spiritual strength and stamina nor even the spirit that will sustain your bodily strength...unless you yourself are drinking in the Word and being spiritually nourished and strengthened by it yourself first.
Even so with these epistles from me: if you are reading them, studying them, sharing them, praying over them and following the light of their truth, you will be melted together in His love, blended together in His Truth, joined together as one body, fitly joined together according to His Word.
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He is bound by His Word.
All things change except for Jesus: "I am the Lord: I change not." Except for His Word: "Forever oh Lord‚ Thy Word is settled in Heaven." And except for the future—His promises to His Children. These are just as definite and certain as...the law...of gravity. He hath never failed us in one of all His good promises! Even though we are faithless, yet He remaineth faithful, He cannot deny Himself, and He cannot break His Word. Remind Him of it, cling to His Promises‚ memorise and quote them continually, and never doubt for a moment.
You have to quote the terms of the contract (the Bible) to the contract maker (God) and hold Him to it! The main thing is to know the Word; that's the contract and the Law. That's why you can claim it and command the Lord to fulfill His promises. "Prove me now herewith, saith the Lord, and see if I will not pour out such a blessing that there will not be room enough to hold it." You've only got His Word for it —you've got to prove Him! You have to literally test it, you have to challenge God. The future is as bright as the promises of God!
87:17 6:7 — 250:44 — 87:5 — 4:15 — 87:17 116:20 — K:14 — M:38 — 33:11
God only uses broken men and women—no others will do!
God has to break them, melt them‚ and mold them again in the hands of the Potter, to make them a better vessel ... so they are willing to go anywhere, anytime, and do anything, for anybody and be nobody, to please Him, and help others! Why don't we have more leaders.... God can't break them fast enough! If you're willing to be what God wants you to be, not what you are, but what God wants you to be, then He can mightily use you! By the time God's ready to make you really great, He makes absolutely nothing out of you, so...it's only Jesus! When He can get you out of the way, then He has a chance! When you become nothing but a tool and a channel—nothing but a little diamond of dust, then God can really use you! He has to break you and humble you...so that Jesus can live and think and move in you! The heart of stone had to be broken before the water could flow out to refresh the people.
Unless you have been broken‚ humbled, humiliated, and come to the end of yourself and have nothing left but God, God will never be able to use you as greatly as He would like. Did God make a mistake?—Or is all this necessary to make us what we ought to be?
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We may lose a few battles‚ but we're winning the war and the world will soon be ours for God and His Kingdom!
As in every war, there may be hazards and pitfalls and traps of the Enemy...but we are going to be the final and glorious victors. The Devil can never win. We are an unbeatable foe. The Enemy just can't win for losing, and we just can't lose for winning no matter how hard either of us try, because God is on our side! Nothing can stop God or His Reign or all of His messengers, prophets and holy Children who are here to stay forever!
Stand strong in the power of His Spirit wielding accurately the Sword of His Spirit which is the Word of God, mighty to the tearing down of strongholds. This is why the Children of God are so much stronger than the children of this world: You know the Word‚ and none can stand against It! You have but to utter the Name of Jesus to fell all the demons of Hell, Oplexicon and Satan himself ! All the forces of both heaven and Hell are in favour of David and his children!
We're getting the victory all the time...we just have to keep fighting!
335A:25 155:8 — 64:10 — 242:8 — 317B:14,43 155:6 — 261:32 — 111:7 399:131,132
"For they that partake of these things have strength that ye know not of!"
You cannot do the Master's work without the Master's power!—and to get it, you must spend time with the Master! We all need more quiet time alone with the Lord in rest and refilling‚ drinking at the Living Water of His Word and fellowshipping with Him in the Communion of prayer and the sweet lovemaking of the Spirit! "Take time to be holy"—Wholly His and whole in body, mind and spirit! He can wipe away all your fears and tears with just one...little restful moment in the peace, that perfect peace He gives when your mind is stayed on Him.
Rest in the Lord! Patience takes faith. Getting quiet before the Lord shows you have faith that God is going to handle the situation. That sweet rest is a sign of real faith, which brings patience. Cast thy burden upon the Lord and He shall sustain thee! Just roll it over on Jesus...His shoulders are broad enough to carry any load. It's wonderful, it's thrilling when you realise that you don't have to do it!
191:13 169:3,4,7 — 191:30 11:12 — 74:20 — 98:5 — 33:18 — 4:63
Praise, all ye His children! Praise the Lord for His promises unto His Servant David.
They are better than gold and better than silver, the words of love that I speak to thee thru thy Father! For the Word, I have spoken it; and the Word,—I have performed it; and the Word,—I have fulfilled it; and I shall fulfill all the promises I have promised unto My Servant David if thou shalt be faithful. Not one thing shall fail from all of the good promises that I have given unto My Servant David! Not one word shall fail nor fall to the ground. For I am the Lord thy God, and true and faithful. Even so shall it be done unto thy Servant David...and thou shalt share with him the Kingdom, and sit with him upon thrones judging all the tribes of Israel!
Take thy rest, because all...that I have promised shall be thine...according to the Word that I sware unto David. Be thou therefore encouraged and rest in the arms of David and all these things shall be brought to pass. Behold, I am Thy Father! I love My children!—And thou shalt rest in Me and all these things shall be fulfilled!
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Lord, inspire us to catch the vision of the great things You have in store for us because we are going to obey You.
The time is coming when we shall see Jesus face to face. The Sun is getting closer and closer and closer! It shines so brightly and so brilliantly we can hardly stand it! Til we're all suddenly... All of a sudden...we're like the Son! We're like the light, and we live in it! We become one with it! We're all part of the Light... all part of the Light! "Oh what a day that shall be when thou shalt join with Me in My Kingdom to reign with Me forevermore. Thou shalt have such joy that thou hast never known and thou shalt see such glories that thou hast never seen‚ and thou shalt know that it has been worth it all." It just takes one little glimpse of Jesus to make it worth it all. O God, my eyes to behold Thy glory and my heart to receive Thy beauty and my body to know thy truth and my soul to feel Thy love forever and ever and ever!
"O Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, I want to go! But there are a whole lot of others we have to get first!
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The real believers get excited and praise the Lord!
When Jesus said, "Roll ye away the stone"‚ they said, "Wow! He's going to do what we can't do. He's going to raise the dead! We believe it, so let's get that stone out of the way quick! Let's make a way for the Lord‚ He's going to start working!" Praise is the voice of faith!
Don't just stand there: do something—sing, shout, praise the Lord, quote scriptures! Hit him back—the Devil that is! Keep your eyes upon the goal, and the victory in your soul. Always shout, never doubt!
Be excited with delight and the strength of the Lord and the almighty irresistible power of our God Who is with you and in Whose strength you stand unshakable, "unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord and in the power of His might! "
It's the fiery anointing that counts! If you'll just get on fire for God‚ the world will come out to see you burn! Burn free, beloved‚ burn free! Let nothing quench His fire and nothing shall!
75A:70 4:97 — 114:3 33:26,25 367:53 328:35,37 — O:10
You're the only face He's got!
We're showing God to the World! They don't know what He's like! The only way they're going to know is by seeing God in you. People can only see God as we reflect Him. They can't look at God, 'cause He's too bright. People have got to see you‚ but they've got to see Jesus coming through you!
We have to show it in the flesh to illustrate it in the Spirit! The way to one's spirit is in a sense through his body, and we must manifest or show the love physically, so that they will know that we love their spirit—that the Lord loves them! The Lord wants us to practice and demonstrate our love. I will show you my faith by my works. The works are the visible realm. The only love of God they can see is the love they see in you, and if you don't show them the love they can see and feel‚ they're going to have a hard time believing that there is someone up there whom they don't know, and that He really loves them.
He has no hands but your hands and He has no lips but yours and He has no eyes but your eyes and no body but your own, for you are His Body, His Bride for whom He died that you might live and love others as He did...for you.
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It's free; it can only be received; but your works will show it!
Faith is a kind of drawing power! It is you drawing power from God! Faith is the hand of the Spirit which reaches out and receives. It is the part that you do—your spiritual effort. Faith is something that is built by faithful study of God's Word. Faith comes—it grows by hearing the Word of God. Faith is knowing! You're positive. You're certain. Faith knows God will do it!—And He does! With faith, believing is seeing! Faith works on blind obedience. Those of faith resist the enemy‚ and he flees from them.
If you have it, you won't quit...you won't doubt...you won't fear...you won't quail...you won't retreat...you won't surrender! Great faith still chooses God in spite of the other possibilities. Real faith endures the storm, real faith stands his ground when all else fails. Real faith never quits! Real faith will pay any price, suffer any sacrifice‚ die any death! Real faith can stand the test and go through—the fire and still come out better than ever. Faith praises no matter what. Accepting faith through His Word is a work of God's Grace. So thank You Lord for faith, Amen?
M:42 73:5,14 — M:9‚15,52 — 313:11 — M:52 M:42,19,56 — 313:33 — 258:95 — M:42 — 363:58
Man's extremity is God's opportunity!
God loves to do things contrary to natural expectation, because that takes a miracle, and that shows it's God‚ and not man! It takes an impossible situation for God to do a miracle! Like the three Children of God who went into the fiery furnace in Daniel 3...It looked like the end because into the furnace they went, but because of their faith and obedience, God was with them there too‚ and they came out without even the smell of smoke on them! Man says‚ "It's impossible! Tie up in port!" God says, "Launch out into the deep!" Man says, "Look at the waves! Look at the wind!" God says, "Look at Me! With Man it is impossible; with God‚ nothing shall be impossible!"
"Put thy hand in Mine, and trust Me, and believe Me for that which thy heart desirest!" When we obey the Lord, God will not fail us! He'll stick out His Hands a little further and we'll make the next trapeze!
Do you feel defeated and at wits' end corner? Turn to God! Are you at the end of your rope?—Let go and let God!—Just can't cope? Take God's dope! Your extremity is God's opportunity!
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Let's keep the connection strong...
The power's always on. The message is always there. God's Spirit is like a broadcasting station broadcasting all the time. You must learn to contact His power through prayer, a spiritual seeking of contact with His Spirit through obedience to the laws of His Word. The hand of faith turns the knob which makes the contact and throws the switch which turns on what little power you have. The hand of hope tunes with expectancy‚ feeling for the frequency upon which God is broadcasting, and suddenly His great broadcasting station booms in with tremendous positive volume and power and certainty—and the messages come through loud and clear! If you've got an open channel and tune in, the Lord will fill you—your mind, your heart‚ your ears, your eyes!
Without vision the people perish. How do you lose the vision?—Somewhere there's been a break in the contact with the Source of Power... direct personal contact, intimate contact with God, that direct personal hot line to God...and/ or...God's man. May God forbid that this should ever happen to any of us. Let's keep the connection strong with His Word and His Spirit, His Truth and His Love, in humility and obedience.
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This world is not our home.
We're Gospel Gypsies, having here no certain resting place! We are Pilgrims and Strangers here in many strange lands! We're only here to sow the seed and reap the harvest and then be on our way! We're justa passin' through! We're on our way somewhere! All God's Children of faith since the beginning of time have been looking for an unseen world, "a City which hath foundations", Eternal Foundations, "whose Builder and Maker is God"!
"Lift up thine eyes and raise thine heart and cling to thy faith and thou shalt live forever with Me in My Father's House in which there are many mansions. I shall be with thee always, world without end!" I'm going home to be with Jesus. I'm going home forever! You can only stay at His home forever. Heaven is my home! Earth is my footstool, a mere stepping stone to all the glories of God!
So don't let all these nagging little details get your minds and hearts off the end of the road! We'll hit the road again and keep on rolling and nothing can stop us till we've reached the End and that Heavenly City with its Space King Who makes it worth it all!
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The family that prays together stays together!
Remember: One can chase a thousand, but two can put ten thousand to flight. "Where two or three are gathered together in My Name‚ there am I in the midst of them." And, "That if any two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in Heaven." So there is great power in united prayer together.
When you pray together as a group it is a time to unite your hearts together before the Lord. Getting our hearts together in unity shows that...we believe as one. Everybody has to be united and pulling together! The Lord said they had to all be there on Pentecost! There's just some. thing about unity! It's like lovemaking: The more you pump together in the Power of the Spirit‚ the more you are freed from the impotency and frigidity and deadness of Darkness; and the final spurts of the Spirit in the Power of the Pillar make you one!—And this causes you to bear fruit: The Children of Light!
If you've missed a trip into the temple of His Spirit today in fellowship with all the other crystals, you really missed something!
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They that bear the cross shall wear the crown and Thou shalt be their reward.
The job God has given you to do for Him is your cross. The crown is your reward, given only to winners. Though many run the race, only a few can win the glory for the most excellent service to attain an imperishable crown and eternal rewards! The greatest crowns will...go to those who are the most...loyal, faithful and obedient.
The martyr expects and wants to die for the cause as a witness. He'll pay any price, go any length, suffer any agony, make any sacrifice, "till death do us part" to obtain the crown. But some people weaken just before that final hour. They quit too soon. That was Esau's sin—he gave up too easy. He despised his birthright and settled for something he could see and easily believe‚ rather than something he couldn't see and had to have great faith for.
He's coming soon! Hang on! Don't let someone else get your reward! Be faithful unto the End. If you will help win the battle, you'll strengthen and help hold up others in the Temple of His Body—The True Church! He that endureth to the end—to him will I give a Crown of Life!
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Trust and obey, for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
We know that God does not fail and will never let us down if we are trusting and obeying Him and operating according to His Will and what He knows is best. If you obey what God wants you to do, then He will show you more truth...and step by step, as you follow Him, He shows you more and more. Your obedience in doing what God tells you to do shows your faith that God is going to do the rest, what you can't do. You can't obey without trusting and you can't trust without obeying, it's a two—way street. God likes the kind of faith that when there is a choice, when there is a decision, when there is an alternative, the great faith still chooses God in spite of the other possibilities. Faith and obedience come first, then God answers prayer.
That's the walk of faith. No matter how dark the night‚ even if you can't see ahead, just put your hand into the Hand of God—"Put thy hand into the Hand of God, and He shall be more to thee than a light and better than a known way! "
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Fill up your heart and you won't have any trouble knowing what to say—or what to do.
Out of the fullness of the heart, the mouth speaketh. Stop—and look—and listen—or you'll get run over by all the cares of this life—instead of running over with His Truth, His Love and His Joy! Fill your mind and heart with positive, encouraging, strengthening and faith—building thoughts from His Word. Come from the very presence of God speaking as the oracles of God‚ from a full heart.
You've got to have it in before you can give it out! You gotta make a hole before you can fill it up! He likes to fill every place that's made for Him—every place where you open up your heart, your spirit...His Spirit will flow in, in all his Power! The Lord will fill you—your mind‚ your heart, your ears, your eyes!
For I am He that filleth all things, to pour out upon the thirsty ground, to beautify the lowly life, to heal the ragged wounds, to enlighten the darkened minds, to bring Grace and Beauty and Wisdom. Without Me ye can do nothing!
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Out of what seems like defeat come some of Thy greatest victories!
It's a lie that Adam and Eve were closer to God when they were living in the Garden! They weren't driven from the presence of the Lord, they were driven into the presence of God to know Him in a way they'd never known Him before! They were driven out of the Garden into a position where they had to get closer to the Lord. God's way up is down!
Tho' they stumble, they will not fall. (As though every stumble is a fall upward. We learn lessons from it.) Some of the most precious lessons you learn from the Lord come out of deep dark experiences. Tribulation worketh patience because it compels you to trust the Lord—to have faith in God for the outcome!
The bird whose pinion was once broken, by the grace of God, will fly even higher than before, and the straying sheep whose leg had to be broken will have to remain in the Shepherd's bosom so long he will never stray again! So who knows the will of God? All we can do is believe His Promises and pray, and expect some kind of an answer. Sometimes these things happen to draw us much closer to the Lord to keep us humble and more dependent on Him.
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Help us to be willing to do anything to lead thy people to victory !
We're sure not saved by our works, but if we're saved‚ we'll sure work like everything to give it to others, and it'll cost you everything! Everything that's worth anything costs something. If something's not worth dying for, it's not worth living for.
The martyr expects and wants to die for the cause...He dies daily and loves it. He suffers and rejoices in it. He'll...pay any price, go any length‚ suffer any agony, make any sacrifice, "till death do us part" to obtain the crown. As King David once said, "I will not give unto the Lord that which hath cost me nothing!" It doesn't really count until it costs you something to give, and you give until it hurts, you are really sacrificing to give, and when you can say, "The love of Christ constraineth me!"—Jesus didn't go halfway to the cross for you, or almost all the way, but He went all the way and gave all His life for you! How much are you willing to give for others?
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Thank you, Lord, for forgiving us for all our sins and being such a loving Father!
"I have loved thee with an everlasting love that shall never be taken away from thee." For though thy sins be as scarlet they shall be as wool and though they be red like crimson, they shall be white as snow! (The picture is of bloodstains in the snow—and on the wool of a little lamb there was a bloodstain. The Lord heals the wounds and makes white again. He sends fresh snow to cover the bloodstains on the ground and new wool to cover the scars. It is not that the wound was never there, but He helps and covers it.) "The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all our sins!"...purges us from all our iniquities. God sees nothing but the blood of Jesus Christ and the blood washed soul. Thank you Lord that your blood cleanses us from all sin. Past sin, Lord, sin now and sin hereafter—all sin, by faith.
Your kisses, Jesus...kiss away their hurts and their diseases! Kiss them all away, Jesus! Cleanse and purify by the sweet pure water of Thy Word‚ delivered by the Rock, cleansed by the Word!
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That Heavenly sound, can you hear it? Do you know what such ecstasy means?
Stop for a while...and hear their music!—Up there where all is perfection, perfect order and harmony and peace! It's as though it were all in perfect beautiful total silence—but almost musical silence—everything in absolute harmony! Tune in, turn on, and receive His dropouts... His messages dropped out of the Heavens! The most beautiful music you've ever heard. You'll dance to His tunes...and you'll know you're fulfilling His will—the purpose for which you were created. It just totally renews you...and gives you new vision, and fresh inspiration, new strength‚ rest and peace and joy!
Listen! You hear the music? Can you hear them? Singing and dancing, so pretty! The whole temple is dancing! The pillars are dancing, the people are dancing and singing. They clap their hands for joy! They shout to all the people and they sing unto God! In all my life there's nothing so pretty! Everything jumps in tune, flows in rhythm! There's a big shout of rejoicing... a really, really big praise meeting! Everybody's happy, jumping up and down and dancing and whirling and singing and praising the Lord! What are they praising about? It's finished! It's all done‚ it's the victory!
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The Lord cautions us that we're not to fear, constantly tells us not to fear but to have faith.
Fear is the opposite of faith, just as murmuring is the opposite of praise! Fear murmurs no matter what happens. Faith praises no matter what happens! Fear is the opposite of faith and without faith you can have no power. Almost the Devil's total power is in fear.
But the moment the Lord's children are tempted to fear, we immediately think of God and the fears vanish! Anything that is not of the Lord just vanishes! Let the light in!—And the darkness will flee of itself! He can wipe away all your fears and tears with just one little restful moment in the peace‚ that perfect peace He gives when your mind is stayed on Him and Him alone because you trust Him. Both love and faith cast out all fear. You don't have to worry about the Enemy, or the Devil, or his power or anything else because he can't touch us because we have and love the Lord. We don't have to worry or fear Satan's power because we are protected by the power of the Holy Spirit, which is far greater than the power of the Enemy.
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Faithful little one! How great is thy reward in Heaven!
Some people...serve unselfishly, sacrificially, utterly giving themselves to the utmost and yet never getting the credit for it, and are virtually unknown! But God has a great big book, and it's known to Him, and He's writing it all down! And He'll reward everyone according to his works. What a surprise we're going to get when the Lord hands out the rewards—as to who was really greatest. Many of these little ones...are going to be so rewarded and shine so brightly with the purity of their humility. Most of your sufferings, your sacrifices, and your years of labour will never be appreciated in this life nor realised by others until the rewards are handed out in Heaven and the medals are pinned on at the Marriage Feast of the Lamb and the cities are distributed in the Millennium.
The low places shall be exalted—he that is of a humble and contrite heart‚ in due time shall be highly exalted. Therefore "cast not away your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise."
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The course of nations shall rest in thy hands.
One by one the prophets of God have exploded throughout the ages! Some were heeded and others ignored, but the blessings and cursings of God hinged on the people's reactions to them. His-story makes history! His Word and Man's reaction to it decide the course of World events. To some we are a cloud of refreshing and blessing; to others, a storm of destruction and cursing! We are ministering unto some, salvation, to others, damnation! "For thou art the peacemakers of the earth, and except they recognise Me as their King and their Prince of Peace, they shall have no peace!" Loss of faith by the people brings all this gloom and doom upon themselves for ignoring God and His warning words! Whether they will listen or not now, some day they'll remember that we warned them of their fate.
We are the time-keepers of this world and all Thy operations are geared to us, Lord. So, Lord, in a way You're really kind of waiting on us! So help us to do the job and get it done as soon as possible so You can wind things up.
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You are no fool to give a life you cannot keep for a love you will never lose!
The gift of God is eternal life‚ but it cost Jesus His to give it to you and it'll probably cost you yours to live it! It costs us our life to mine the gold. We have to give our lives to Jesus to save them. We have to give our lives for Jesus to save them—"And from the ground there blossoms red, Life that shall endless be"! From the blood of the martyrs and the blood of the witnesses there springs new life and new lives to live for God.
The bottle does not say unto its maker nor unto its drinker, it is enough! But the bottle gives and gives of its spirit until it's gone! Oh, so few have so much love for the Children of David to take half their life and give for those who never hear, like Pandita!
Are you a...martyr‚ looking for a way up? God's way up is down!—Down to self—Up to the victory of the cross and death to self for others! What greater witness can you give than to both live and die for Jesus?
335A:27 176:41 — 324:27 — 368:38 215:17,115 F:12 — 312:30 — 313:57
We are in a war of the worlds!
Ours is a war of the universe between the good spirits of Heaven and the evil spirits of Hell contending for our souls as well as our bodies, not only on this earth but also in the spirit world. Ours is a war of the spirit in faith and love to win the minds and hearts and spirits and save the souls as well as the bodies of men!
The most important battles and cataclysmic changes occur behind the scenes, in the spirit world. What's happening on the surface is nothing but a little physical manifestation of the real action. Where the real action is is in the spirit world. They cannot destroy the LIE by destroying what the LIE has created, because the LIE is the spirit of Anti-christ—a spiritual force of evil that is invisible, but which has created the visible evil System. We have to shoot down the LIE by God's Spirit!
Love and Salvation are God's weapons to create life and save life. Destroy the lies with the flame of His mouth and the Words of His Truth! You have but to utter the name of Jesus to fell all the demons of Hell, Oplexicon and Satan himself!
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Thank God for the rod of His correction!
God is a very just God and very merciful and loving.—He deals with His children in such love and such longsuffering and such patience, but nevertheless firmly and sometimes drastically to humble them.—He is a loving God‚ but He's also a very good Father and He knows how to give us chastisement for our mistakes. So He lowers the shepherd's rod on us that both saves and directs the sheep, and sometimes He may have to give us a whack with it to keep us on the right path or to turn us off of the wrong path.
And although God's spankings are sometimes hard to take, they're a token of His love, His "intolerable compliment"‚ and are good for us if we learn our lesson thereby and are thus brought into harmony and happiness with Him and each other.—He often spanks us to make us really yield, to humble us and make us more obedient and more contrite and more yielded to His will.
"Therefore, forget not the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, 'My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord‚ nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him, for whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth." (Heb.12:5,6) God's spankings are proofs He loves you!—So thank the Lord for His chastening rod which we have all felt if we're sons. Thank You Lord! It's such a compliment to know that we're His children!
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We're showing God to the world!
In a sense, God is not going to communicate with the world. Instead He'll communicate with His own children, and it's our job to communicate to the world, to reflect that Light to them, the Gospel.—In winning people to the Lord, you have to inspire their faith in you, before they can believe God. You are their link with God. You are a priest of God to them and their mediator.—A witness is the connector between God and the people.—People must learn to love you first before they can learn to love your God!
They don't know what He's like. The only way they're going to know is by seeing God in you—and that's not you!—You are just to go there as an example of His love, to show them a picture of the love of God, like Jesus did. That was the main thing: Jesus' main message was His sample of love! If you can show people that love exists‚ then they can believe that God exists, because God is Love! Praise the Lord!—You must win their heart first before you can win their soul.—You have to win them first‚ and then win them to the Lord.
So we must do whatever we do for the glory of God. Whether it be in word or in deed, it must glorify the Lord and His love and show them that love, amen?
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How wonderful He's been to me!
Because I truly hungered and thirsted after righteousness, He filled me—and thrilled me—and has set me up upon a rock, that I shall not be moved‚ and has put a song in my heart, and praise on my lips, and shown me a wonderful, wonderful vision of His World, and His Plan, and His love!
How wonderful it is if you're the Lord's child! You see the good and you feel the good and you praise the Lord and are thankful.—We have got more to be happy about than anybody else in the World! We have the happy love of Jesus who takes all our burdens, carries all our cares, even lightens our sorrows; and even of our service to Him, He says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light.—Thank God for the Family, thank God for the love, thank God for salvation, thank God for His protection, thank God for His provision‚ thank God for everything, whatever God sends or lets the Devil bring! "All things work together for good to them that love the Lord!"—We've got a lot to be thankful for, but we've still got a lot to do!
Having once met the Man who went about everywhere doing good...how could we ever live selfishly again? "Freely ye have received, also freely give"...and "unto whom much hath been given, of the same shall much be required"!
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"Thou shalt be the source of everlasting bread and living water and those that seek thee shall find thee!"
I've got something that feeds my soul and strengthens my body and renews my mind and lifts my spirit and encourages my heart and purifies my whole being—the refreshing water of the Word of God!—How can I not comfort others with the comfort wherewith I myself am comforted?
The bottle asks only to be consumed, never to be replenished. It only asks to live its life that it may be poured out to others. That's all that I ask. For myself I ask nothing. But I want to give. I shall give and give until I am gone like an emptied bottle.—I'm all empty like a bottle that's all poured out, but He keeps filling me up again!
"O Jesus! May I live and give my soul to them that are athirst and hunger after Thee. Would that they might know the love of their Father, and would that they would drink of the Words of His bosom as I have, that their thirst may be slaked and content!—This is the desire of the heart of this one that loveth Thy Servant David—the greatest desire: that I may pour forth the living waters in a voluble stream, that I may feed the hungry and quench them that are athirst!"
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