Chosen in Him . . . ?

ascension     There has been one promise of Scripture which the Lord Jesus Christ has been bringing to my remembrance repeatedly over the last few months. It is found in John 8:31-32, where He tells us . . . “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free !”

And then I remember Christ’s prayer in the garden, when He cries to our Father on our behalf, and says . . . “Sanctify them through Thy Truth, Yea, Thy Word is Truth !”     John 17:17

In the original greek of the text, the word “Truth” literally means Verity, (verily so) !

So what Christ Jesus is really promising to each of us, is that we shall know the Truth, and the Truth (the unfailing verity of His Word) shall make us free . . . “For whom the Son makes free, shall be free indeed !”
John 8:33-36

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The Faith of Jesus ?

pilgrims progress 1“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the Commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus !”Revelation 14:12   This well-known verse is a wonderful description of those who are waiting for our Lord’s return. There are, however, some conflicting opinions as to the exact meaning of this verse, in particular in regards to “the faith of Jesus.”Some say it means faith in and some say it means faith of Jesus.

The original Greek of this portion of Scripture can be read both ways: faith in or faith of. For Christians, both aspects are of vital importance. I prefer to read this as “the faith of Jesus.” This ties in with other portions of Scripture that literally read the faith of God or faith of Jesus. For example, in Mark 11:22, Jesus says, “Have faith in God.” But the footnote states that the original meaning is, “Have the faith of God.” 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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