Our Words of Faith – the Substance of things hoped for !

 Bible girl reading    You should refuse to listen to the suggestions of Satan, that he may not paralyze your efforts to do good. What we need is Bible religion; for if Christ is abiding in us, and we in Him, we shall be continually advancing in the Divine life . . . !

     “And this is the Victory which overcometh the world (decoration), even our faith ! . . . Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious Promises; that by these we might be partakers of the Divine nature !”     I John 5:4 & II Peter 1:4

     “For faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Deity) . . . . and the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life . . . !”     Romans 10:17 & John 6:63

Satan will try to sever the connection which faith makes between our souls and God. He will seek to discourage us by telling us that we are unworthy of the grace* of God, and need not expect to receive this or that favor because we are sinners. These suggestions (whispered in the mind) should not cut off our confidence; for it is written: “Jesus Christ came into the world to Save sinners, of whom I am chief.”

 

     If we are connected with the Source of all wisdom and power, we shall not fail of becoming strong men and women in Christ Jesus. If we fully receive the Truth of heavenly origin . . . Sanctify them through Thy Truth, Thy Word is Truth (Verity) ! . . . John 17:17, we shall not fail of becoming sanctified through It; and when trials come we shall not go to complaining, as did the children of Israel, and forget the Source of our strength.

     We must gather up the Divine rays of glory (that Light which shines from the throne of grace, in the Face of Jesus Christ), not to hide our light by putting it under a bushel or under a bed, but to set it on a candlestick, where it will give light to others.

     “For God, Who commanded (spoke aloud) the Light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light (revealing) of the knowledge (knowing) of the glory of God . . . which is Life eternal . . . in the Face of Jesus Christ (Yehushua ha Moshiac) . . . !”         II Corinthians 4:6, John 17:3 & Exodus 33:13-34:7

     We must put our talents out to the exchangers, that we may accumulate more talent to bring to Jesus. In his way we shall be growing Christians, and every word we speak will be ennobling and sanctifying. We should educate ourselves to speak in such a way that we shall not have cause to be ashamed of our words when we meet them in the judgment. For “death and Life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof . . . !”   Proverbs 18:21

     We should seek to have our actions of such a character that we will not shrink from having our Saviour look upon them. Christ is here this morning; angels are here, and they are measuring the temple of God . . . “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you !” . . . and those who worship therein. ref: I Corinthians 3:16 & Revelation 11:1.

The history of this meeting will be carried up to God; for a record of every meeting is made; the spirit manifested, the words spoken, and the actions performed, are noted in the books of heaven. Everything is transferred to the records as faithfully as are our features to the polished plate of the artist.

     We must fight the good fight of faith !

Satan will try to sever the connection which faith makes between our souls and God. He will seek to discourage us by telling us that we are unworthy of the grace* of God, and need not expect to receive this or that favor because we are sinners. These suggestions (whispered in the mind) should not cut off our confidence; for it is written: “Jesus Christ came into the world to Save sinners, of whom I am chief.”

     “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy (by which we are saved, delivered, set free, rescued, healed and made whole), and find Grace* (G5485 – the divine Influence) to help in time of need . . . Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with Pure Water. And let us hold fast the profession (to speak aloud) of our faith without wavering; for He is faithful that hath Promised . . . !”
Hebrews 4:16, 10:19-23 & ref: John 15:3 & Romans 10:8-11

     “For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him (The Word) shall not be ashamed . . . !”

     There is no reason why we should not claim the promises of the Lord. There is no reason why we should not be Light-bearers . . .“For Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path !”. . . Psalm 119:105. There is no reason why you should not advance, why you should not become more and more intelligent in prayer and testimony, and make manifest that God hears and answers your petitions !

Ask, Believe and Claim His Promises as your own with thanksgiving !

     We should have more wisdom and confidence today than we had yesterday. Why are we so well satisfied with our feeble attainments? Why do we settle down content with our present deficient experience? We should not always be fed upon the milk of the Word; we must seek for meat, that we may become strong men and women in Christ. God will give you everything that you are prepared for, everything that will minister to your strength. He will make peace with you if you lay hold of His Strength (Christ Jesus – Isaiah 27:5 & Psalm 29:11). But He will not let His power drop upon you without effort on your part. You must co-operate with God in the work of Salvation.

     We need to grow in the knowledge (knowing) of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. We must educate ourselves to talk faith, to pray in faith, and to abstain from dropping one seed of doubt and discouragement. We desire that young men shall go forth from this conference to become experienced workers in the cause of God. Let the older ministers take heed that they make straight paths for their feet, that the lame be not turned out of the way (off of the path).

     Let no watchman or shepherd of the flock place himself on the judgment-seat, to criticise others, to pick flaws and find fault with the brethren. Oh, that everyone at this meeting would take his position on the Lord’s side! We must have Light (God’s Word) in ourselves. Do not believe anything simply because others say it is Truth.

     Take your Bibles, and search them for yourselves. Plead with God that He will put His Spirit upon you, that you may know the Truth and understand Its principles. If you gain an experience of this kind, there is nothing that will turn you from the Truth. You will be like Daniel in the lions’ den, and like Joseph in Pharaoh’s prison. 

 

     From the light (revelation) that God has given me, I can say that not half of those who profess to believe the present Truth have a thorough understanding of the Third Angel’s Message (which is Righteousness by faith in verity! – Revelation 14:6-13). Many believe the Truth because they have heard it preached by someone in whom they had confidence. When our people search the Word of God for themselves, we shall hear less murmuring than we hear today. We need that faith that will lead us to study the Bible for ourselves, and take God at His Word !

     Christ says: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in My name, I will do it. If ye love Me, then keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He (The Father) may abide with you forever !”

     “For ye are the temple of the Living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God (Elohim – Mighty One), and they shall be My people . . . !”   II Corinthians 6:16 – 7:1

     Brethren, you must take advanced steps. God wants every one of you to turn from your iniquity, and connect with Him, the Source of all wisdom and Truth, that when you open your lips the Words of Christ may flow forth. Shall we not let the Spirit of God come among us, and flow from heart to heart?

     “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father . . . which is Spirit . . . is in Me? the Words that I speak unto you, I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works . . . !”
John 14:10-11, 10:37-38 & 4:24

     “It is the Spirit that quickeneth (gives Life); the flesh profited nothing: the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit, and they are Life . . . !”   John 6:63

     The Spirit of God is here this morning, and the Lord knows how you will receive the words that I have addressed to you on this occasion.

– Signs of the Times, November 11, 1889

It is our prayer that these words will be both an inspiration and encouragement to you and your families this week. And may the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) Bless you with His Holy Spirit as He has promised in Christ Jesus our Lord and Sovereign King !
your brother and sister,
Eric & Sarah Wilson and family – Isaiah Ministries

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