The Natural World Speaks of the Creator
Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that moves in them. For God will save Zion and build the cities of Judah, that they may dwell there and possess it. Psalm 69:34, 35, NKJV.
The same creative energy that brought the world into existence is still exerted in upholding the universe and continuing the operations of nature. The hand of God guides the planets in their orderly march through the…Continue
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The Good Fight of Faith
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12.
The earnest counsel given by the apostle Paul to Timothy, that he might not fail in doing his duty, should be set before the youth of today: “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in…Continue
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Romans 8 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus those who believe in Him as Lord and Savior. For the law of the Spirit of life is in Christ Jesus who has made me free from condemnation to sin and death.
Happy Sabbath may God bless you…Continue
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Christ's Followers to Differ From the World
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter 2:9, NKJV.
As we read the Word of God, how plain it appears that His people are to be peculiar and distinct from the unbelieving world around them. Our position is interesting and fearful; living in the last days,…Continue
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Faith Under Fire
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” Jer. 32:27 KJV
God will test, to the utmost, the faith and courage of those to whom he has entrusted responsibilities in his work. Appearances will often be forbidding. Although God has assured his help repeatedly, faith will almost stagger. ‘Thus saith the Lord,’ must be our firm reliance, independent of human reasonings, or apparent…Continue
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The Poor Have Rights in God's World
The earth is the Lord's, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein. Psalm 24:1, NKJV.
"On the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement," the trumpet of the jubilee was sounded. Throughout the land, wherever the Jewish people dwelt, the sound was heard, calling upon all the children of Jacob to welcome the year of release. On the great Day of Atonement satisfaction was made for the sins…Continue
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Greater Efficiency and Deeper Consecration Needed
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. John 16:13, NKJV.
Every day that passes brings us nearer the end. Does it also bring us near to God? Are we watching unto prayer? Those with whom we associate daily need our help and guidance. They may be in…Continue
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Personal Ministry Is Key to Winning Souls
Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men … When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven you." Mark 2:3-5, NKJV.
There is a need of coming close to the people by personal effort. If less time were given to sermonizing, and more time was spent on personal ministry, greater results would be seen. The poor are to be relieved, the sick cared for, the…Continue
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1 Thessalonians 5 You are all sons of the day put on the breastplate of faith and love and as a helmet the hope of salvation. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ is with you.
Happy Sabbath may God…Continue
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Practical Christianity Important in Witnesses
You know the commandments: "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not bear false witness," "Do not defraud," "Honor your father and mother." Mark 10:19, NKJV.
People who will not admit the claims of God's law, which are so very plain, will generally take a lawless course; for they have so long taken sides with the great rebel in warring against the law of God, which is the foundation…Continue
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Witness Wherever Jesus Calls
The Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. 2 Timothy 4:17, NKJV.
Resolve, not in your own strength, but in the strength and grace given of God, that you will consecrate to Him now, just now, every power, every ability. You will then follow Jesus because He bids you, and you will not ask where, or what reward will be given. It will…Continue
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The Holy Spirit Will Empower
And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Acts 4:33, NKJV.
What was the result of the outpouring of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost? The glad tidings of a risen Savior were carried to the uttermost parts of the inhabited world. The hearts of the disciples were surcharged with a benevolence so full, so deep, so far-reaching, that it impelled them…Continue
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Jesus Identifies Himself With the Needy
And the King will answer them and say to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me." Matthew 25:40, NKJV.
While God in His providence has laden the earth with His bounties and filled its storehouses with the luxuries of life, there is no excuse whatever for allowing the treasury of God to remain empty. Christians are not excusable for…Continue
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Carry Light and Hope Everywhere
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16, NKJV.
Practical work will have far more effect than mere sermonizing. We are to give food to the hungry, clothing to the naked, and shelter to the homeless. And we are called to do more than this. The wants of the soul, only the love of Christ can satisfy. If Christ is abiding in us, our hearts will be…Continue
Added by Elijah on September 11, 2022 at 12:30am — No Comments
Preparing for Trying Times
That we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, ... but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ. Ephesians 4:14, 15, NKJV.
The Lord calls upon all His people to improve the ability He has given them. The mental powers should be developed to the utmost; they should be strengthened and ennobled by dwelling upon spiritual truths.…Continue
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Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, 7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of…Continue
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Rich Blessings From a Sabbath for the Land
Six years you shall sow your field, and six years you shall prune your vineyard, and gather in its fruit; but in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord. You shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard. Leviticus 25:3, 4, NKJV.
The feast of tabernacles, or harvest festival, with its offerings from orchard and field, its week's encampment in the leafy…Continue
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God Hath Chosen Us to Save Us
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13. KJV
It is through the sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth that we become laborers together with God. Christ waits for the co-operation of His church. He does not design to add a new…Continue
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Become Children of God
Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1, NKJV.
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is…Continue
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We Must Study His Works
For Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy work: I will triumph in the works of thy hands. O Lord, how great are thy works! and thy thoughts are very deep. Psalm 92:4, 5. KJV
Many are the ways in which God is seeking to make Himself known to us and bring us into communion with Him. Nature speaks to our senses without ceasing. The open heart will be impressed with the love and glory of God as revealed through the works of His…Continue
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