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).

 

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Preparation for Christ’s Soon Return !

     “And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and
lift up your heads; for your Redemption draweth nigh ! . . . And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity . . . men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. For the powers of heaven (planets) shall be shaken . . . !”   Luke 21:28, 25-26

ForI will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of His fierce anger . . .”   Isaiah 13:13

    Therefore . . . “Seek ye the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his ways, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God (Elohim), for He will abundantly pardon . . . !”   Isaiah 55:6-9 Continue reading

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Written by a 17 year old girl named Merikay McLeod in the 1960’s. Abridged version with Scripture references available from Isaiah Ministries

“UN troops are moving into Iraq. The new government which the UN has set up there, collapsed today after a month of uprisings and riots. The troops are being sent in to re-establish the democratic government, bring peace to the small country and put down any further uprisings . . .”

“The President, along with the government leaders of England, France, and Russia, signed a peace pact today at Paris, France. It is the first time in history that so many government leaders have agreed completely to a peace document. This is a big step to world-wide peace . . .”

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