Our Trial by Fire ?

faith-trial-2a     “Blessed be (praise be to) the God and Father of our Lord and Sovereign King Jesus Christ, Who according to His abundant mercy . . . hath begotten us (you and I) again unto a living Hope* (assurance) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead . . .
To an inheritance (for we are joint-heirs with Him) that is incorruptible, and undefiled . . . and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you _____ (your name). Who are kept by the power of God (Deity, divinity – II Peter 1:4) through faith,
ready to be revealed in this last time
. . . !

     “For we are made a spectacle unto men and to angels . . .”

Wherein, ye greatly rejoice . . . though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations.   That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than that of gold which perishes . . .. even though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ !”
I Peter 1:3-7

     “Knowing this . . . that the trying (trial) of your faith, worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, so that ye may also be perfect and entire, lacking nothing . . . for faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God . . . .

And blessed is the man or woman that endureth temptation, for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of Life, which the Lord (our Sovereign King) shall give to all them that love Him !”   James 1:3-4, 12 and ref: Romans 10:17

     “Yea, beloved . . . think it not strange concerning the fiery trial that is to try you (Malachi 3:1-4), as though some strange thing is happening unto you. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings (the trial of His faith in you) . . .so that when His glory shall be revealed ( in you – Colossians 1:27), ye may be glad also with exceeding joy !”   I Peter 4:12-13

     “And I will bring the third part through the fire, and I will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried . . . . And they shall call upon My name, and I will hear them . . .  and I will say, It is My people, and they shall say, The LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) is my God (Elohim – Mighty One) . . . !”
Zechariah 13:9

God’s people when under the trial of fire . . .

Exodus 16:1-12
16:34-45
Exodus 17:1-7
Numbers 21:5
20:1-12
Deuteronomy 8:1-18
Psalm 78:1-39
106:1-15
106:32-45
Psalm 107:1-15
107:16-22
I Corinthians 10:1-13
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Hebrews 11:1-40*

Striving for the Mastery – The Crown of Eternal Life !

 Moses 2    “Transgression of physical law is transgression of the moral law; for God is as truly the Author of physical laws as He is the Author of the moral law. His law (Luke 10:25-28) is written with His Own finger upon every nerve, every muscle, every faculty, which has been entrusted to man . . .”

And every man that striveth for the mastery, is temperate (exercises self-control in both diet and chastity) in all things . . . Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown (one that perishes), but we an incorruptible . . . !”
I Corinthians 9:24-27

In the preparation of a people for the Lord’s second coming, a great work is to be accomplished through the promulgation (teaching and instruction) of health principles.
The people are to be instructed in regard to the needs of the physical organism and the value of healthful living as taught in the Scriptures, that the bodies which God has created may be presented to Him a living sacrifice, fitted to render Him acceptable service . . . Continue reading

Ministry and Miracles of the LORD our Righteousness !

Jesus-heals-lame     “Christ has all power in heaven and in earth (Matthew 28:18-19). He is the Great Physician, upon Whom we are to call when suffering from physical or spiritual disease. Over the winds and the waves and over men possessed with demons, He showed that He possessed absolute control. To Him have been given the keys of death and of hell. Principalities and powers were made subject to Him, even while in His humiliation (as a man) . . .

O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself . . . but in Me is thine help. I will be thy King . . .
I will ransom them (you) from the power of the grave; I will redeem them (you) from death. O death, I will be thy plagues . . . O grave, I will be thy destruction
!”
Hosea 13:9-14

We are too faithless. Oh, how I wish that I could lead our people to have faith in God!   They need not feel that in order to exercise faith they must be wrought up into a high state of excitement. All they have to do is to believe God’s Word, just as they believe one another’s word. He hath said it, and He will perform His Word. Calmly rely on His Promise, because He means all that He says. Say, He has spoken to me in His Word, and He will fulfill every Promise that He has made. Do not become restless. Be trustful. God’s Word is true. Act (live) as if your heavenly Father could be trusted . . . !”

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His Life and Victory is Ours !

Christ wilderness 2     “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us . . . !”     Romans 8:37

Today Satan is carrying forward zealously his work of temptation, and he will make many conquests over those who are not watching unto prayer. Christ was tempted in all points as we are tempted. Let those who are bowed down under trial and temptation, and who feel that their friends have forsaken them, think of Christ, of Whom God said, “This is My Beloved Son,” alone in the wilderness, meeting temptations more severe than any that are brought against them.

Let them not give up in despair, but reach out a trembling hand of faith to grasp the Hand that is held out to save (Isaiah 42:1-7 & 40:26-31).      Let them cast their helpless souls upon Jesus, Who, because He has passed over the ground knows how to deliver them that are tempted . . . .
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Man’s first temptation & the Victory of Christ !

Christ's victory 2     “For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities (weaknesses); but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin . . . !”     Hebrews 4:15 & 2:17 & Romans 8:2-3

     After His baptism, the Son of God entered the dreary wilderness, there to be tempted by the devil . . . . For forty days He ate and drank nothing . . . . He realized the power of appetite upon man; and in behalf of sinful man, He bore the closest test possible upon that point.   Here a victory was gained which few can appreciate. The controlling power of depraved appetite, and the grievous sin of indulging it, can only be understood by the length of the fast which our Saviour endured that He might break its power . . . ! 

     Intemperance (self-indulgence) lies at the foundation of all the moral evils known to man. Christ began the work of Redemption just where the ruin began. The fall of our first parents was caused by the indulgence of appetite. In redemption, the denial of appetite is the first work of Christ. What amazing love has Christ manifested in coming into the world to bear our sins and infirmities, and to tread the path of suffering, that He might show us by His Life of spotless merit how we should walk, and overcome as He had overcome !”

     “For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The Just shall live by faith . . . !”     Romans 1:17

And “this I say then . . . . Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lusts (carnal desires) of the flesh !”   Galatians 5:16
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To Stand in Victory !

sit walk stand     Satan’s primary object is not to get us to sin . . .  But simply to take us off the ground of perfect Rest (Sabbath – faith) in Christ !

Stand therefore, having your loins gird about with Truth (the Verity of God’s Word) . . . !”
Ephesians 6:14

     Only those who sit (with Christ – Ephesians 2:6) can stand. Our power for standing, as for walking, lies in our having first been made to sit together with Christ. The Christian’s walk and warfare alike derive their strength from His position there. If he (the Christian) is not sitting before God, in His Presence . . .
he cannot hope to stand before the enemy . . . . Continue reading

A Passion for Souls ?

shipwreck 1     “And I sought for a man or woman among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before Me, for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none ?”   Ezekiel 22:30

    “And He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor (no one making intercession on behalf of the transgressor), therefore . . . !”   Isaiah 59:16-21

When a ship is wrecked in sight of shore, and the people look on powerless to help, they are shocked and pained beyond measure. They talk of every possible means whereby they might save those who are perishing; and after the ship has gone down, and the lives are lost, they still try to think of some means that might have been successful in saving the perishing. But there is a deadly evil in our land, which is sanctioned by law. Continue reading

The Trial of your Faith ?

Bible-Verse Psalm 2710    “My brethren and sisters, count it all joy when you fall into various temptations (trials and adversity). Knowing this, that the trial (testing) of your faith worketh patience. And let patience have her perfect work, so that ye may also be perfect and entire, lacking nothing . . .And if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God (Elohim), that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth (reproacheth) not; and it shall be given him.But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering . . . For he that cometh to GOD, must believe that He Is, and that He Is (I Am) a Rewarder of all those who diligently seek Him !”
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The Life of Purity – Freedom from sexual sin ?

We are verily standing once again on the banks of the Jordan, just before crossing into the heavenly Canaan. And as it was in shadow, so it will be in reality. Satan is once again using the same temptations of sensuality and worldliness to ensnare a generation of men and women who are to give the Loud Cry to a world lost in darkness and sin. How can we conquer where they did fall . . . ?

A powerful and inspiring message on living the life of Purity, and having victory over sensuality and all sexual sin. This is one in a series which presents the path to breaking the chains of Adultery, Fornication, Self-abuse, Sensual thoughts, and Carnal Desires of the flesh and mind. Learn how to hear God’s Voice, to believe His Word, and to appropriate Christ’s victory as your own !

For more material on this and other subjects, Contact Dwayne Lemon at PTH Ministries.
http://www.pthministries.com/dvds.html   or Call –    1-770-274-9537

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