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    Jesus will have a son

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    there is evidence in the bible that Jesus may have a son in the future. Isiah concerning the christ testifies that the will have offspring and revelation 12 prophesies a child who will rule and is taken up to God as an infant to escape satan. and...

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    I've read Daniel maybe 14 times ...I think I am on my 13-14th time on the full Bible. I have always been intrigued by the prophesies but for some strange reason Daniel didnt really jog my deep interest like some other Revelation stuff. I just...

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    Ezekiel's Temple Vision

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    The Preterist Gap

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    Melchizedek, the angel of the Lord

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    it is obvious to me that the man who Abraham paid homage to, would had been the same man who visited his tent and prophesied about Isaac and condemn sodom. whom Abraham at that time called Lord. Melchizedek was both priest and king of God and it...

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  • Be not afraid.

    Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 9:24-27; 2 Tim. 4:7.

    The above reveal that Paul likened his Christian walk to a race. This race however was not a race to win, but one to finish. Satan's focus is to stop us from finishing the race. Fear is his greatest weapon, for fear negates faith, and without faith, it is impossible to please God.

    We are living in a time of immense uncertainty, and peoples hearts are even now failing them for fear of what is to come upon the earth. Fear of the unknown is bringing stress and perplexity not only to individuals, but also to governments, and most have abandoned historical solutions and are blindly following ideologies for answers, but finding none.

    1 John 4:18 Perfect love is implicit trust. Trust in a God of care, power, love, devotion, and faithfulness: confidence in God's willingness and ability to do what He has promised - that is, to see us through to the end of the race.

    So can we have confidence in God? As we look around us at a world being orchestrated into a state of induced chaos by the devil through his representatives here on earth, the equivalent of the post flood Babel builders, can the Christian believe God is still in control? Or has He lost it? Is the world now out of His hands and under the control of His enemies?

    Has God abdicated His authority??

    Job 12:11-25; Psalm 33:8-19; Zeph. 3:17.

    A literal translation of the Zephaniah verse says," He is planning for you in love, for it matters to Him about you".

    As can be seen from the above verses, God's sovereignty not only applies to the individual, but also to nations. No king, president, prime minister, or chief acts independently of the will of God. What freedom he has is always within the confines of the will of God; they act only by permission. ( 2 Chron. 20:6).

    A study of prophecy reveals God's personal hand in the rise and fall of nations.

    The conclusion of all this is that we most certainly can have full and complete confidence in God whatever the situation and circumstance we may expect, and even in those we don't expect. Nothing comes to God by surprise. That is why God desires that we trust Him. This confidence we have in the loving care of God enables us to lay aside all fear. We may take courage and run the race before us, confident in the faithfulness and power of God to see us through to the end of the race.

    However, to abandon all faith and trust in oneself, or your fellow man, and place it entirely upon a God you cannot see, takes courage.
    It takes courage to abandon your faith in institutions and churches which are fallible and prone to error, and place your trust in your Creator and Redeemer.

    It takes courage to take a stand for what is right, in the midst of a world that no longer knows, nor cares for the most part, for the difference between right and wrong.

    It takes courage to believe in a personal, caring, loving, attentive Saviour in the midst of a world that has proclaimed from the rooftops of its most vaunted educational institutions that He doesn't exist.

    It takes courage to empty yourself on behalf of others, when those 'others' take delight in emptying everyone on behalf of themselves.

    It takes courage to risk alienating your friends and family by taking a stand for righteousness.

    This race we are in is an endurance race. It is not a sprint, nor does the prize go to the first over the finish line. The prize goes to all who finish the race. To those who endure. To those who have the courage to go on, to continue to trust God regardless of what is going on about us.

    Courage comes through faith. In the world of today, and the race of life, self-belief or trust in man or institutions is doomed to failure. What is about to come upon this world is beyond anything man or church can overcome. It is a tsunami of trouble that no-one can overcome without a personal vibrant intimate relationship with God. In these last days we will need courage, focus, and commitment. We take courage from the sure knowledge that the God we love and serve is still in control.

    Satan will attempt to instill fear. He will lie and deceive. He specializes in half-truths. When we trip up, fall, and make mistakes, he will insist we ought to give up because we are not worthy to be Christians. In this he is half right. We are not worthy. However, our worthiness or unworthiness is not the criteria for our continuing in the race. We are saved by grace. And grace alone. God knows we are but dust. He knows we are erring fallible emotional human candidates for complete makeovers. He knows that we are not righteous beings who occasionally sin. He understands that we are moral viruses who by God's grace, sometimes get things right.But the glory and wonder of it all is His promise that what He began He will finish. The work He started He will accomplish. His promises are sure, His word sacred.

    We exercise our Christian faith by courageously stepping into a future that is unknown, uncertain, but confident in the sure word that God knows the end from the beginning, and that He will look after us. We conquer our fears by trusting in His love.

    In the final analysis, last day events will so divide, undermine, and spoil all that we have previously trusted in, that all that will remain is the character we have developed through our personal relationship with Jesus. Our character, and the souls we have witnessed to for the Lord, are all we take with us to heaven. Nothing else matters. Our churches, our institutions, our pet doctrines, our cherished likes, dislikes, grievances and suspicions, all will pale into insignificance when all our worldly support disappears from under our feet and we are left with nothing but the Lord in which to hope and trust. The time to establish a deep and intimate relationship with Him is now, while times are easy and the opposition light. We admire the courage of the early apostles, all willing to lay down their lives because they were deeply and unconditionally in love with Jesus. But by the end of the first century, that love waned. (Revelation 2:4) And as the love waned, the church grew more and more into apostasy, and the church has never regained that which she had lost. It is time now to fall in love with Jesus. It is time now, before He comes to take His bride home, to so completely commit and dedicate ourselves to Him in a deep abiding love relationship, that courage will come naturally. We would not dream of forsaking Him, we would not consider sinning against Him, and would not hesitate to offer ourselves living sacrifices for the cause of the gospel and the establishment of the kingdom of God.

    Let us now, today, seek our God, our Creator, our Savior and Redeemer. Let us today search for Him with all our hearts, all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind. Let us seek Him now while we can, to take a hold upon Him, to cleave unto Him with all our might, never to let Him go.

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon Me and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

    Let us not hold anything back. Let us unreservedly surrender everything we are, everything we have, to our God and Savior. After all, is this not what He did for us?
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    1. lovex's Avatar
      lovex -
      This was amazing.

      "It takes courage to take a stand for what is right, in the midst of a world that no longer knows, nor cares for the most part, for the difference between right and wrong."

      Exactly what I needed to hear this morning.

      You know what...this was so good, I'm going to have to read it again
    1. bc3n1's Avatar
      bc3n1 -
      Thank you for this wonderful article. I truly feel the only foundation under us as 'the beloved' is the Lord Jesus Christ. Your call is heard and heeded. Blessings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1. Ta-An's Avatar
      Ta-An -
      True, Faith overcomes Fear

      I needed this today
      Thank you
    1. Lexie's Avatar
      Lexie -
      Satan targets me with the fear angle quite often. It's his best shot for me since he knows I tend to quiver in my shoes sometimes - but with God I am strong and can do anything!
    1. BruceG's Avatar
      BruceG -
      Dear Brakelite, God seems to be raising up voices crying in the wilderness pointing people back to Him. This is not our kingdom, and we can rest in Him, knowing He will keep us from falling if we are fully in His hands. Great article.
    1. brakelite's Avatar
      brakelite -
      Hey guys, it is with much joy that I thank God that you were blessed and encouraged by the above. God bless.
      Brendan
    1. Eloise's Avatar
      Eloise -
      Julle, jammer vir die afrikaans...

      Ek was gisteraand in trane oor al die stories wat die rondte doen en het my man gevra of hy ook bang is vir wat voorlę. Sy antwoord was dat hy is skrikkerig maar hy vertrou in die Here. Ek weet dat ek moet nie bang wees nie en ek vertrou op die Here dat Hy ons deur al hierdie dinge wat aan die gebeur is gaan lei en ons hand vashou. Ek dink ek is die bangste vir my ou kindertjies, vir dit wat hulle dalk gaan sien en beleef. Ek het hierdie woorde van brakelite so nodig en so waardeer. Dit gee vir my moed. Dankie!
    1. Ta-An's Avatar
      Ta-An -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eloise View Post
      Julle, jammer vir die afrikaans...

      Ek was gisteraand in trane oor al die stories wat die rondte doen en het my man gevra of hy ook bang is vir wat voorlę. Sy antwoord was dat hy is skrikkerig maar hy vertrou in die Here. Ek weet dat ek moet nie bang wees nie en ek vertrou op die Here dat Hy ons deur al hierdie dinge wat aan die gebeur is gaan lei en ons hand vashou. Ek dink ek is die bangste vir my ou kindertjies, vir dit wat hulle dalk gaan sien en beleef. Ek het hierdie woorde van brakelite so nodig en so waardeer. Dit gee vir my moed. Dankie!
      Inderdaad so Eloise...
      Lanie sę nou die dag: "Ons is op die beste plek, ons is in die Here se Hande"

      This article is so applicable for the situation we are facing in our land......

      brakelite..... se appreciates your words and encouragement...... Thank You .... in Afrikaans it is :"Dankie"
    1. KennethSam's Avatar
      KennethSam -
      True !

      Revelation 3:15-16

      15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
      John 14:1-4

      1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself;that where I am, there ye may be also. that where I am, there ye may be also. 4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
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