Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge.” (Psalm 91:4)
Being loved this much should make a difference in your life today. Remember the One who loves you, and then be different because of it.
The test will either prove your faith right, or it will kill it. Jesus said, “Blessed is he who is not offended because of Me” Matthew 11:6). The ultimate thing is confidence in Jesus. “We have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end …” (Hebrews 3:14). Believe steadfastly on Him and everything that challenges you will strengthen your faith. There is continual testing in the life of faith up to the point of our physical death, which is the last great test. Faith is absolute trust in God— trust that could never imagine that He would forsake us (see Hebrews 13:5-6).” —Oswald Chambers.. short excerpt.
The world remains ready for the gospel message.
The need remains for workers who are willing to go.
Jesus, give me your eyes and your heart so that I may break for the lost, heartbroken, used, rejected and the heavy laden. That I may be steadfast as you are.
Consume me Holy Spirit. Conform me to be like my savior.
“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that you, being rooted and
grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the
width and length and depth, and height—to know the love of Christ which
passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God”
Rooted and grounded here means “to build under you a deep and stable
foundation of knowing and understanding the love of God to you.” In other
words, the knowledge of God’s love to you is the foundational truth upon
which all others truths must be built!
For example, this is what the fear of God is built upon. A holy fear of God is
not a dread that he is ready to strike you down if you are caught in some
little fault. Rather, it is the dread of his holiness against rebellion—and
of what he does to those who love darkness rather than light.
Christians who live in guilt, fear and condemnation are not “rooted and
grounded” in the love of God. Our heavenly Father sent his Son to die for our
sins and weaknesses. And without fully knowing and fully understanding that kind
of love to you, you will never have a stable or permanent foundation!
“[That you] … may be able to comprehend … the love of Christ”
(Ephesians 3:18-19). The Greek word for comprehend here suggests “to eagerly
seize or lay hold of.” The apostle Paul means for you to seize this truth and
make it the foundation of your Christian life. He is telling you to put your
spiritual hands out and say, “I am going to lay hold of this!”
Perhaps you are assaulted by a temptation you can’t seem to shake off. Or
maybe you carry a sense of never measuring up, of unworthiness—a fear that
the devil is going to trip you up and you are going to fail God.
This is the day for you to wake up to God’s love for you! I pray that as you
read this message, something will strike deep in your heart, and you will be
able to say, “You’re right, Brother Dave. That’s me and I don’t want to
live this way!” I pray that you will get hold of this truth—that it will
open your eyes and help you enter a whole new realm of joy and peace in your
daily walk with him.
by David Wilkerson Devotional August 26
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10
“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
We are saved, being saved, and will be saved.
justification sanctification glorification.
Lord, help us stand firm to the end so that we can be saved.
Only your grace for us to remain in you, will sustain us.
“Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel alsowept again and said, ”Oh that we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. 6But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.”
People will refuse to look at Jesus especially in the flesh in the wilderness. We’d rather go back to our old ways and backslide, not being aware that we’re willing to be a slave again. We claim they had so much to eat while in Egypt as a slave.. but we refuse to remember the damage and the heavy burden.
In order to be truly free, we must learn to let go and remember Jesus.
Either to be a slave to the world that’ll lead to death… eternal death.. where it’ll be repeated a billion times over. or to choose Jesus and live the abundant life. We have the freewill to choose and I’m also thankful that God is faithful.
He will have us go through certain trials repeatedly because we haven’t overcome yet. The more we delay the more severe it becomes because we harden our hearts toward God. Better to submit now than to be hedged in and forced to look at Jesus. When we do overcome, we are able to reach to those that are going through the same thing.
Let us not be like the Israelites who wandered in the wilderness AIMLESSLY. Faster we look to God and the faster we humble ourselves and yield to the Lord, the faster we will get out.
There are also vultures that wait for those that die in the wilderness. The bible uses vultures as demonic forces. In the wilderness, you must remain within a group of believers. Those out of fellowship are gonna be in deep trouble.
Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Continue to keep our eyes on the Lord.