Justified by Faith Alone !

bethesdaBut it is a faith which works by love . . .  

Now it was not written for his (Abraham’s) sake alone . . . But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed (reckoned), if we believe on Him that raised up Jesus our Lord (Sovereign King) from the dead . . .      Who was delivered (given up) for our offenses,* (ref: Romans 8:31-34) and was raised again for our justification. Therefore . . . being justified* by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ !”                                                    Romans 4:17-25 and 5:1, 12-19 and 6:1-6

Justified (H6663) = to make clear, to cleanse, to make righteousness
(G1344, 1342) = to render, declare just, innocent, free, holy, and righteous !


The Lord would have His people sound in the faith– not ignorant of the great Salvation so abundantly provided for them. They are not to look forward, thinking that at some future time a great work is to be done for them; for the work is now complete !

The believer is not called upon to make his peace with God; he never has nor ever can do this. He is to accept Christ as his Peace, for with Christ is God and peace.      Christ made an end of sin, bearing its heavy curse in His own body on the tree (II Peter 1:24), and He hath taken away the curse from all those who believe in Him as a personal Saviour (Galatians 3:8-14). He makes an end of the controlling power of sin in the heart, and the life and character of the believer testify to the genuine character of the grace* (G5485) of Christ.

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Our Wilderness Like Eden . . . !

flowers rain 1     “Ask ye of the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) rain in the time of the Latter Rain . . . so the LORD shall make flashing (bright) clouds, and give them showers of Rain, and to every one grass in the field !”
Zechariah 10:1

We share these promises, and encourage all who receive them to read each one aloud . . . For they were written, and are spoken to each of us and our families Today, if we will only hear our Father’s Voice.   Today, there are so many struggling against the powers of doubt and darkness, so many who see only a wilderness and desert before them in the lives of those they love. So many who are crying out for Salvation (freedom, deliverance, and healing) for their husbands, wives and children . . .

And unto each of us, this Word of Light and Life is given, and stands sure and strong for all eternity . . . ! Continue reading

I have set before thee an Open Door – part.2

PilgrimOur Great Treasure House The Promises of God’s Word !

     “I Am the door . . . by Me (the Word of God), if any man enter in, he shall be saved (delivered, rescued, set free, healed and made whole) ! . . . and shall go in and out, and find pasture . . . !”
John 10:9-11 and ref: Psalm 23:1-6 & Psalm 34:8-15

We are pilgrims and strangers on this earth, looking for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. The path in which we travel is narrow, and calls for the exercise of self-denial and sacrifice, but God has not left us without help. He has filled His Word with wonderful promises, to strengthen and cheer His children. In these promises He draws back the veil from eternity, and gives us glimpses of the far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory that awaits the overcomer.

A Few Examples of Promise. Continue reading

God has set before thee, an Open Door ! – part.1

open door 1Behold, I have set before thee an open door . . . and no man can shut it !”   Revelation 3:7-9

     Faith . . . reaches out to grasp the hand of Christ, knowing that He will hold more firmly than it is possible for the human hand to hold, and that He will never let go. While the human agent is willing to be led, Christ will lead him. . . .

      Faith is the very lifeblood of the soul. Its presence gives warmth, health, consistency, and sound judgment. Its vitality and vigor exert a powerful though unconscious influence. The life of Christ in the soul is as a well of water, springing up unto everlasting life. It leads to a constant cultivation of the heavenly graces and to a kindly submission in all things to the Lord. It enables us to reveal that Christ is abiding in the soul. . . .

      “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). Have we not proved this in the past as we have moved out in faith to produce the things now seen? . . . Faith is not only to look forward to things unseen; it is to be confirmed by looking at past experience, at tangible results, the verification of God’s Word. . . . Pray, “Lord, increase my faith.” Faith quickens the senses to work diligently to produce results. Faith elevates and ennobles the powers of the soul, enabling it to lay hold upon the unseen. . . .

          Entanglements in secular business are sometimes permitted by God to stir the sluggish faculties to more than common action, that He may honor faith by the bestowal of rich blessings. This is a means of advancing His work. But those who are without faith will never learn. By unbelief they dishonor their Lord. Unless they are converted, they will make shipwreck of their faith.

He desires His people, even in the darkest shadow, to trust in Him.

Satan is permitted to throw his shadow across their pathway that their dormant faith may be aroused to pierce the cloud, and find light and courage and life beyond. . . . Praise God that He loves us that much !

Looking unto Jesus, not only as our Example, but as the Author and Finisher of our faith, let us go forward, having confidence that He will supply us with all the strength that is needed for every duty. Eternal life is presented to us. Let us do all in our power to gain it.

–Manuscript 18, Feb. 27, 1901, “Canvassing for Christ’s Object Lessons.” (and Upward Look p.72).

 

The Promise of His Spirit . . . Received through simple faith !

Pentecost2a     “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you, but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power* (dunamis – miraculous, miracle, abundance, ability, strength, possible, to be able) from on high !”   Luke 24:49 & ref: Galatians 3:14

 

Ask, and it shall be given you; Seek, and ye shall find; Knock, and it shall be
opened unto you; for every-one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” Matthew 7:7.

How many who ask a blessing of the Lord would be surprised should they receive their request. Of what is this want of expectation (lack of faith) that our prayers will be answered, a proof? Continue reading

8 Souls saved by Water ?

OXYGEN VOLUME 13There is a very interesting passage of Scripture which has been brought to our attention a number of times over the last few months. We share Light from GOD’s Word on these verses, and pray that as you read them aloud, you will receive that Blessing which He has promised to give to every one who will simply believe !

     “For once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing (being prepared), wherein few, that is eight souls were saved by water . . . !”   I Peter 3:20 Continue reading

Light Pierces the Enemy’s Shadows of darkness !

Bible -Genesis_1-3Are you filled with sorrow today?

. . . . Do not let faith waver. Fight the good fight of faith, and lay hold on Eternal Life. It will be a severe fight, but fight it at any cost; for the Promises of God are Yea and Amen in Christ Jesus (II Corinthians 1:20)

Put your hand in the hand of Christ. There are difficulties to be overcome, but angels that excel in strength will . . . . scatter the darkness which surrounds you !
Yea, He says,Ask, and ye shall receive . . . !”

For in Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not . . .  !”   John 1:1-5 Continue reading

He is More Than Able !

Bible Isaiah     “Wherefore He is able to save (deliver, set free, rescue, heal, and make whole) to the uttermost all that come unto GOD (The Almighty) by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them !”     Hebrews 7:25

 
    This above all else we must remember. And it is this Truth which the entire Bible was written to reveal. For the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) created all the worlds by His spoken Word, and He still today, holds up all those suns and stars by that same Living Spirit-filled Word !
ref: Hebrews 1:1-3
 
    And by that very same Word He is able also to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the throne of His glory with exceeding joy !   ref: Jude 1:24 Continue reading

The Prayer of Faith ?

Free-Christian-Wallpaper-Psalm-57-3-560x420     We are living in the days which have been foretold by the prophets of old. Days of wonder, days of darkness and yet also of Promised great Light !   For the dragon has come down unto us having great wrath, for he knoweth that he hath but a very short time . . . !

And now, even Today, the LORD is calling us to stand. For each and every one of us to take unto you the whole armour of God (Elohim – Divinity, and power), that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, To Stand . . . !

To all of our brothers and sisters in Yehushua (Jesus), we encourage you to read through this prayer of faith when you have a few minutes alone with your Father in heaven. And as you read, remember the admonition of the LORD.  “For faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God ! . . . And Thy Word is Truth ! . . . For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession (profession, to speak) is made unto Salvation !”
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Gold through the Fire !

     “Who among us shall dwell with the
devouring Fire? who among us shall dwell
with everlasting burnings?
. . .  for our God
is a consuming Fire
!”   Isaiah 33:14 & Hebrews 12:29

Beloved (of the LORD), think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial which is to try you (to refi
ne
you as gold passed through
the fire), as though some
strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice ! . . .
in as much as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings (the fight of Faith);
that when His glory shall be revealed (in you) . . . for it is Christ in you, the Hope of glory ! . . . ye may be glad also with exceeding joy !”
I Peter 4:12-13 & Colossians 1:27 Continue reading