Who is online?
In total there are 9 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 9 Guests :: 2 Bots

None

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 111 on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 2:28 am
Latest topics
»  BRITAIN NEWS AND ALERT's
Yesterday at 10:45 pm by Admin

» WORLD ISRAEL NEWS
Yesterday at 10:05 pm by Admin

» PROPHESY NEWS WATCH
Yesterday at 9:08 pm by Admin

» ISRAEL BREAKING NEWS
Yesterday at 8:37 pm by Admin

» +Dev+ Michael D. Inman
Yesterday at 8:28 pm by Admin

» R.D SOUZA Saved by faith
Yesterday at 8:23 pm by Admin

» HEAVEN LETTERS
Yesterday at 8:14 pm by Admin

» Daily Disciples
Yesterday at 8:13 pm by Admin

» WORTHY NEWS
Yesterday at 7:54 pm by Admin

» CHRISTIAN NEWS NETWORK
Yesterday at 12:41 am by Admin

» THE CLARION PROJECT
Yesterday at 12:11 am by Admin

» ENDTIME HEADLINES
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 11:34 pm by Admin

» WAR DRUMS
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 11:14 pm by Admin

» Mrs. P's Haven of Refuge Inspirational
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 10:31 pm by Admin

» Delrifkah: HEBREW SAGE MIGHT SAY.
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 9:43 pm by Admin

» Prophecy Is Taking Shape As Iran Is Now Conquering Northern Iraq And Forming Its Shiite Crescent
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 9:14 pm by Admin

» SHOEBAT
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 8:42 pm by Admin

»  HONEST REPORTING Defending Israel from Media Bias plz read REGULAR UPDATES
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 7:02 pm by Admin

» BREAKING: Putin Makes Surprising Trump Announcement
Sun 22 Oct 2017, 10:32 am by Admin

» Asia Minor Turkey Missionary update PRAISE REPORTS & NEEDS
Sat 21 Oct 2017, 10:42 pm by Admin

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search

GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Page 6 of 17 Previous  1 ... 5, 6, 7 ... 11 ... 17  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Mon 30 Nov 2015, 4:19 pm

JUDGMENT IN THE KINGDOM CHURCH
By the late Pastor Bob Hanna



Scripture Reading: Acts 5: I-II

We who are saved and are living in the age of the dispensation of the grace of God---we who are sons and heirs of God, secure and heaven-bound---can hardly conceive the magnitude of our liberty and blessings. As members of the Church which is the Body of Christ we will never experience those things identified with the kingdom church. But we are shown a foretaste of the form of judgment to be rendered in the Messianic kingdom---swift and sure, irreversible and final.

Ananias and Sapphira desired the best of two worlds, to "have their cake and eat it." Peter's declaration that, "Thou conceived this thing in thine heart" leaves no doubt that the offense was a deliberately planned plot to become respected and admired for their philanthropy while partaking of the apparently idyllic way of life enjoyed by the communal church.

The temptation of material gain is the undoing of many a mortal soul. But in the case of these two deceivers it brought on a dramatic demonstration of kingdom judgment, which deals neither with hesitation or indecision. Ananias and Sapphira were guilty of sin and were therefore immediately punished for commission of that sin.

You and I, as members of the Church which is the Body of Christ, are not under this economy of kingdom judgment but under grace. Kingdom judgment is according to prophecy: "And He shall rule them with a rod of iron ..." (Revelation 19:15.) But our church "was kept secret since the world began" (Rom. 16:25).

Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty....acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.
J. I. Packer

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled USA. We are loosing a great many of our privileges the founding fathers of our great county have protected us by the Constitution of America, there is no country in the world as great as America. Let's stand up and take back our roots.


GraceNTheTruth@COX.NET
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Sun 29 Nov 2015, 12:26 pm

FOCUS ON YOUR NEW IDENTITY
By Bob Bobber
Romans 6:11 - We need to be focusing on our new identity. Where do you 
reckon? In your mind. Take an inventory of the facts, to count it up and 
consider all of the facts and then to come to an appropriate conclusion 
based upon those facts. Paul is going to great lengths here in Romans 
Chapter 6 to make his case, that people who fail to conduct themselves 
properly, fail to understand properly.

That is Paul’s point here in Verse 11, he places the emphasis when it 
comes to grace behavior on helping us to perceive ourselves in the new 
identity that is our right now, being IN Jesus Christ. Paul wants us to 
see ourselves as God already sees us. We need to be focusing on our new 
identity.

You have to know something, to count up the facts before you can come to 
an appropriate conclusion based upon what you know to be true. That is 
why knowledge is absolutely essential. If you have drawn an improper 
conclusion, Paul would say it is because you have failed to properly 
consider all of the facts.

Anyone who teaches that God accepts you or blesses you on the basis of 
how well you dress up the old man up in Christian clothing, or on how 
well you make the old man perform, that person fails to properly 
understand that the old man no longer exists in the eyes of God. They 
spend all of their time trying to perfect the old man.

Reckon ourselves to be now and forevermore alive unto God, we cannot 
lose it. Behavior did not put us there, behavior cannot take us out of 
there. Christ will never again have to die for our sins and likewise, we 
can count on the fact that we will never die for our sins. When Paul 
tells us to put on the new man, he is not asking us to dress up the old 
man, he is simply asking us to recognize that the old man no longer 
exists in the eyes of God. See yourselves as God sees you.

*
**
*

**Our Purpose and Mission

The ministry of "Grace and The Truth" has the purpose of encouraging 
Christians to believe what God says.

Message "CHRIST" Rom. 16:25, Col. 1:28
Material "All Scripture, 2 Tim. 3:16, 17
Method "Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth, 2 Tim. 2:15
Mission "To Make All See" Eph. 3:9

"But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by 
the blood of Christ." Eph.2:13.

**We are dedicated to helping Christians to a fuller knowledge of Him, 
and the Grace of God. Until we all come into the Unity, Ephesians 4:13 
"Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the 
Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the 
fullness of Christ:"

We are wiling to help you on this journey just give us a call, 1 623 
546 8866, Paris
*GraceNTheTruth@COX.NET*
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Sat 28 Nov 2015, 8:32 pm

FOCUS ON YOUR NEW IDENTITY
By  Bob Bobber
Romans 6:11 - We need to be focusing on our new identity. Where do you reckon? In your mind. Take an inventory of the facts, to count it up and consider all of the facts and then to come to an appropriate conclusion based upon those facts. Paul is going to great lengths here in Romans Chapter 6 to make his case, that people who fail to conduct themselves properly, fail to understand properly.

That is Paul’s point here in Verse 11, he places the emphasis when it comes to grace behavior on helping us to perceive ourselves in the new identity that is our right now, being IN Jesus Christ. Paul wants us to see ourselves as God already sees us. We need to be focusing on our new identity.

You have to know something, to count up the facts before you can come to an appropriate conclusion based upon what you know to be true. That is why knowledge is absolutely essential. If you have drawn an improper conclusion, Paul would say it is because you have failed to properly consider all of the facts.

Anyone who teaches that God accepts you or blesses you on the basis of how well you dress up the old man up in Christian clothing, or on how well you make the old man perform, that person fails to properly understand that the old man no longer exists in the eyes of God. They spend all of their time trying to perfect the old man.

Reckon ourselves to be now and forevermore alive unto God, we cannot lose it. Behavior did not put us there, behavior cannot take us out of there. Christ will never again have to die for our sins and likewise, we can count on the fact that we will never die for our sins. When Paul tells us to put on the new man, he is not asking us to dress up the old man, he is simply asking us to recognize that the old man no longer exists in the eyes of God. See yourselves as God sees you.

    Our Purpose and Mission

The ministry of "Grace and The Truth" has the purpose of encouraging Christians to believe what God says. 
Message  "CHRIST" Rom. 16:25, Col. 1:28
Material   "All Scripture, 2 Tim. 3:16, 17
Method   "Rightly Dividing The Word of Truth, 2 Tim. 2:15
Mission   "To Make All See"  Eph. 3:9

"But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." Eph.2:13. 

We are dedicated to helping Christians to a fuller knowledge of Him, and the Grace of God. Until we all come into the Unity, Ephesians 4:13 "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:" 

We are wiling to help you on this journey just give us a call,  1 623 546 8866, Paris

GraceNTheTruth@COX.NET
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Fri 27 Nov 2015, 10:31 pm

Christ's death on the cross included a sacrifice for all our
sins, past,  present, and future. Every sin that you will
ever commit has already been paid for. All of our sins
were future when Christ died two thousand years ago.
There is no sin that you will ever commit that has not
already been included in Christ's death. --Erwin W.
Lutzer

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the
forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Eph 1:13  In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the
word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after
that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of 
promise,

Eph 1:14  Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the
redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his
glory.

Eph 1:19  And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power
to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his
mighty power,

Eph 1:20  Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from
the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly
[places],

Eph 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us
together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

Eph 2:6  And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit
together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Thu 26 Nov 2015, 8:40 pm

THANKSGIVING
  by C. R. Stam
  
God's verdict upon the pagan world is that "they are without excuse, because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful..." (Rom. 1:20,21).

The Psalmist, on the other hand, declares:
         "IT IS A GOOD THING TO GIVE THANKS UNTO THE LORD, AND TO SING PRAISES UNTO THY NAME, O MOST HIGH:
         "TO SHOW FORTH THY LOVING KINDNESS IN THE MORNING.AND THY FAITHFULNESS EVERY NIGHT" (Psa. 92:1,2).
         Believers today have even more to be thankful for than did the Psalmist, for we can rejoice in what God has done for us through Christ and His redeeming work. Thus Paul, by divine inspiration, speaks of...
         "GIVING THANKS UNTO THE FATHER, WHO HATH MADE US MEET [FIT] TO BE PARTAKERS OF THE INHERITANCE OF THE SAINTS IN LIGHT:
         "WHO HATH DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS,AND HATH TRANSLATED US INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON" (Col. 1:12,13).
It is because of this "deliverance" that the humblest believer can cry with Paul: "Thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ!" (II Cor. 2:14) and "Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!" (I Cor. 15:57). How appropriate, then, are the following exhortations:
         "In everything give thanks" (I Thes. 5:18) and "By [Christ], therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise... giving thanks to His name" (Heb. 13:15).
         "For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God" (II Cor.4:15).
Most of all, "THANKS BE UNTO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT," our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! (II Cor. 9:15).




Our Purpose and Mission
The ministry of "Grace and The Truth" has the purpose of encouraging Christians to believe what God says.
We are dedicated to helping Christians to a fuller knowledge of Him, and the Grace of God. Until we all come into the Unity, Ephesians 4:13 "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:" 

OUR COMMISSION IN THE AGE OF GRACE IS:
2Co 5:16-21  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we [him] no more.  Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.   Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.  For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 
GraceNTheTruth@COX.NET
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Wed 25 Nov 2015, 10:24 pm

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”– D.L. Moody

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

2Co 1:20 For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him 
Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

Jo 3:16b that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have 
everlasting life.

Eph 1:13 In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of 
truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye 
believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Eph 1:14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption 
of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Joh 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he 
that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

Joh 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. 
Believest thou this?

God never did make any promise that was too good to be true. On the 
contrary, His promises are almost too good to be true but in fact they 
are true.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Tue 24 Nov 2015, 1:08 pm

Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.”– William Carey

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

But for us, we don’t know what the future holds, so we step out on faith 
and take risks for God for His glory,

1Th 2:18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and 
again; but Satan hindered us.

1Th 2:19 For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] 
not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

Act 13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and 
glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal 
life believed.

Pro 11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life; and he that 
winneth souls [is] wise.

Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the 
power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew 
first, and also to the Greek.

We must trust God and have faith in Him and not ourselves. Great risks 
will bring great rewards if they are done for God’s glory because a 
faith that’s never been tested is a faith that cannot be trusted. Our 
faith is in a God Who can be trusted.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Mon 23 Nov 2015, 1:16 pm

GRACE N TRUTH
“Never put a question mark where God has put a period.”– John R. Rice

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Just as gold is refined by fire, faith is refined by trials,

Phi 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a 
good work in you will perform [it] until the day of Jesus Christ:

Did you know that the testing of faith produces steadfastness.

Phm 1:6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the 
acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.

Act 20:21 Paul was always Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the 
Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Act 20:22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not 
knowing the things that shall befall me there:

God never wants us to put a question mark in our tests of faith but a 
period. God never wastes any test of faith, but He is always interested 
in the final product, which forces us to trust Him in all things because 
a faith that’s never been tested can never be trusted.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Sun 22 Nov 2015, 10:36 pm

“If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really
lost.”– Zig Ziglar

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY



I hear it took Thomas Edison over 1,000 times before the light
bulb ever worked and when asked about his many failures, Mr.
Edison saw it as 1,000 ways not to do it.  Mr. Edison was
told by his teachers “you’re too stupid to
learn anything” but they forgot about the teacher
of experience.

TRUSTING GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY

Act 20:24  But none of these things move me, neither count I
my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my
course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received
of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of
God.

Rom 8:36  As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all
the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the
slaughter.

Rom 12:17  Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things
honest in the sight of all men.

Rom 12:19  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but
[rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written,
Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.


Hall of Fame college basketball coach John Wooden once said that
winners make the most errors. Maybe that’s because they
try so many attempts. The truest defeat is not even
trying because then, you’ve lost before you ever
tried.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Sat 21 Nov 2015, 11:14 pm

We’ll say good night here, and good morning up there.”
– John R. Rice

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

2Co 5:8 We are confident, [I say], and willing rather to be absent from 
the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] 
not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the 
bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in 
pain together until now.

Rom 8:23 And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the 
firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, 
waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body.

Paul gives us the right perspective, writing, "..... the creation itself 
will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom 
of the glory of the children of God." So we might say good night here, 
but we’ll surely say good morning up there.

“The future is as bright as the promises of God.”– William Carey

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Phi 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of 
God in Christ Jesus.

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them 
that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] 
not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Psa 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have 
dominion over me.

There is nothing surer than the promises of God and if we only knew the 
future that is reserved for us and as bright and glorious as it is, we 
might exhibit more joy instead of looking like the "frozen chosen" . For 
those who have never put trust in Christ, 
their future is indescribably bad (Rev 
20:12-15; 21:8). Let us pray they put trust in Christ.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Fri 20 Nov 2015, 11:14 pm

“The future is as bright as the promises of God.”– William Carey

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Phi 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of 
God in Christ Jesus.

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them 
that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] 
not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Psa 119:133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have 
dominion over me.

There is nothing surer than the promises of God and if we only knew the 
future that is reserved for us and as bright and glorious as it is, we 
might exhibit more joy instead of looking like the "frozen chosen" . For 
those who have never put trust in Christ, 
their future is indescribably bad (Rev 
20:12-15; 21:8). Let us pray they put trust in Christ.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Thu 19 Nov 2015, 1:23 pm

The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without
purpose, and, specifically, living without the purpose of
God.– Rick Warren


SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Isa 59:2  But your wrongs have separated you from your God,
and your sins have made him hide his face so that he
doesn't hear you. (GW)

Gal 2:21  I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if 
righteousness [come] by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being
predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all
things after the counsel of his own will:

Eph 3:11  According to the eternal purpose which he purposed
in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Eph 1:5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of
children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the
good pleasure of his will,

Life has true meaning for the Christian because this is not our
home. We are simply pilgrims or sojourners passing through to a
better and everlasting home in the presence of the Lord.


Posted by: "PARIS" gracenthetruth

“God can make the very worst things that ever happened in your life to 
work for your very best, if you have faith.”– Zac Poonen

A TIME FOR EVERY PURPOSE

Solomon once beautifully wrote that “for everything there is a season, 
and a time for every matter under heaven” (Eccl. 3:1). Therefore, we 
know that God has a purpose for every single thing that has ever 
happened, is happening, and is yet to happen. Solomon adds that “there 
is a time and a way for everything, although man’s trouble lies heavy on 
him” (Eccl. 8:6). I can remember a pastor who was invited to speak at a 
huge conference. On the night before the event, he broke his leg walking 
down the steps on the stage. The pastor asked, “God, why now? Why this?” 
The hospital said it was so bad, he’d need to have surgery. After 
surgery he met a woman in rehab who had never heard the Gospel. While 
they were both exercising, this woman trusted in Christ that very same 
day! For this woman, now a child of God, it was a huge break (so to 
speak). Timing was everything, and the “troubles” lying “heavy” on the 
pastor brought the best of possible things.

THE FAITH FACTOR

There are times when God allows some of the worst things in our lives to 
happen. It is times like this when we are going through a “dark night of 
the soul” that God might be revealing to us the strength of our faith or 
trust in Him. God never tempts us to cause us to stumble; neither does 
He test us to learn how strong our faith is. God is omniscient (all 
knowing), and He never needs to learn anything. What He might do is test 
us to let us know how strong our faith is. He may even put us in 
positions where we have no choice but to trust God. So when your back’s 
against the wall, remember that nothing is impossible with God (Matt. 
19:26).

GOOD FROM BAD

There is no way that Joseph or his brothers could have foreseen that 
selling him into slavery would bring about much good, but that’s exactly 
what happened. God used the evil of Joseph’s brothers for the good of 
the brothers and for most of the region’s population at that time, as he 
said, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, 
to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are 
today” (Gen. 50:20). By Joseph being able to interpret Pharaoh’s dream, 
there were sufficient grain reserves to prevent the starvation of 
millions of people during the seven-year drought. Joseph doesn’t 
overlook the fact that his brothers did evil, but neither does he 
overlook the fact that God can use evil for His purposes. Look at the 
cross to see how the very worst thing that has ever happened brought 
about our very best (John 3:16).

PRISON TO PRINT

There were probably a lot of people in Paul’s day who criticized him 
because he was constantly being thrown into prison. There were even a 
few riots where he tried to preach the Gospel. Paul’s reputation 
certainly preceded him everywhere he went. Paul ran into so much trouble 
because he traveled so far in his life planting churches and bringing 
the message of salvation to the Gentiles, so the last thing Paul needed 
was to be thrown into prison. In prison he’d be unable to preach the 
Gospel and plant and visit the churches. But think about this: If Paul 
had not been thrown in prison, would we have much of the New Testament 
today? When Paul was imprisoned, he took advantage of the time to write 
letters to the churches, called epistles, and these later became part of 
the New Testament. If not for Paul’s imprisonment, he might not have had 
to time to write the “prison epistles,” which are Ephesians, 
Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon.

CONCLUSION

We can easily find Scriptures that prove God makes even the very worst 
things work for our very best (Rom. 8:28). We can trust that God’s 
timing is always perfect; that He always knows what He’s doing when He 
tests our faith so that we’ll know how strong it is; that God always 
uses everything for His purpose, evil included; and that sometimes we 
benefit in ways we don’t always understand when we are in severe trials, 
like when Paul was able to write the prison epistles.
*
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 12:09 pm

“The greatest blessing in the whole world is being a blessing.”
– Jack Hyles

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Isa 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God.a

Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were 
yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Rom 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the 
death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his 
life.

Act 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought 
to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he 
said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

The greatest blessing in the whole world is being a blessing and by 
being a blessing to others, others may bless it forward. The greatest 
blessing possible of course is to help someone see the need for the 
Savior because that blessing, for both the one who received it and the 
one who brought it, will forever be blessed.*
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Mon 16 Nov 2015, 11:21 pm

I have all that I need here and heaven hereafter! How 
much richer could anybody want to be?” – Lester Roloff

SCRIPTURES FOR THE DAY

Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness 
of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to 
his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

Eph 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may 
know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory 
of his inheritance in the saints,

Eph 2:6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in 
heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:

Rom 8:30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and 
whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he 
also glorified.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Sun 15 Nov 2015, 11:06 pm

“Life’s trials are not easy. But in God’s will, each has a purpose.”
– Warren Wiersbe

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Act 20:19a Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many 
tears, and temptations,

Heb 12:5 And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you 
as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, 
nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Heb 12:6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every 
son whom he receiveth.

Heb 12:8 God corrects all of his children, and if he doesn't correct 
you, then you don't really belong to him.(CEV)

2Th 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is 
meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of 
every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;

2Th 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for 
your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that 
ye endure:

I must admit that life’s trials are not easy but I also agree that in 
God’s will, each has a purpose. Trials reveal His great love for us, 
much like God revealed on the cross, dying for wicked sinners and His 
own natural enemies (Rom 5:8, 10). Trials can also draw us closer to God 
and into a greater dependence upon Him, two things that He desires.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Sat 14 Nov 2015, 9:39 pm

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

1Co 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Psa 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin 
against thee.

Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this 
world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that 
now worketh in the children of disobedience:

Eph 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk 
worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called,

Eph 5:11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, 
but rather even reprove them;

Yes, God is faithful and will not let you be tempted beyond what you can 
bear because He has shown you that you are much like the company you 
keep. So keep godly company as much as possible, avoid the pits of 
temptation that used to have you trapped.
*
NEW - Life in the Spirit is your Spirit-filled teaching guide. Encounter the Holy Spirit, hear God speak to you, and enjoy timeless teachings on love, mercy and forgiveness. LEARN MORE!
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 3:05 pm

In Paul’s very last letter, 2 Timothy, he writes some heartbreaking 
things to Timothy, knowing he’s about to die. He writes at “my first 
defense no one came to stand by me, but all deserted me” (2 Tim. 4:16a), 
but he still prayed, “May it not be charged against them” (2 Tim. 
4:16b). Even though all had abandoned him, he said, “The Lord stood by 
me and strengthened me” (2 Tim. 4:17). Paul rested in the knowledge that 
the Lord was still with him at this late hour and that “the Lord will 
rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly 
kingdom” (2 Tim. 4:19).

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

2Co 5:21 Him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; that we 
might become the righteousness of God in him.

2Co 5:17a Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature:

Rom 6:11 Even so reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin, but 
alive unto God in Christ Jesus.

Rom 6:23b but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our 
Lord.

Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in 
Christ Jesus.

Col 3:1 If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things 
that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.

Col 3:3 For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.



Evil where?
    
        Although we be surrendered by a host of evil
spirits we are indwelt  by the omnipresent Holy
Spirit.
             
        
        SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able
to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph 6:12  For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood,
but against the principalities, against the powers,
against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the
spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Eph 6:13  Wherefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye
may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having
done all, to stand.

Gal 1:4  who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver
us out of this present evil world, according to the will
of our God and Father:

1Th 5:22  abstain from every form of evil.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Wed 11 Nov 2015, 11:39 pm

“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to
become successful.”– Zig Ziglar


SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY


ADVERSITY HUMBLES US

ADVERSITY MAKES US GIVE THANKS
1Th 5:18  in everything give thanks: for this is the will of
God in Christ Jesus to you-ward.

ADVERSITY MAKES US STRONGER

ADVERSITY MAKES US RELY ON GOD
2Co 1:9  yea, we ourselves have had the sentence of death
within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but
in God who raiseth the dead:


ADVERSITY TEACHES US
Rom 8:28  And we know that to them that love God all things
work together for good, even to them that are called according
to his purpose.


Adversity may not feel like our friend, but it humbles us when
we need it; it makes us to be thankful;  it makes us stronger
and strengthens our faith in God; it forces us to rely on God,
for there is no other way out; and it teaches us to remember
just how faithful God has been and will be yet again. Indeed,
it is true sometimes adversity is what you need to face in
order to become successful.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 3:57 pm

“Let God be the Judge. Your job today is to be a witness.” – Warren Wiersbe

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of 
yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

Rom 9:16 So then [it is] not of him that willeth, nor of him that 
runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

because God told Mose

Rom 9:15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have 
mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

Rom 1:16b for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that 
believeth;

Our job today is to be a witness and understand that God gives the 
increase in His church and that God does the saving; it never depends 
upon us
*
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Mon 09 Nov 2015, 9:17 pm

“God never does anything accidentally, and he never makes
mistakes.”– Rick Warren

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good
to them that love God, to them who are the called
according to [his] purpose.

 This was no “oops” moment. It had been
foreordained for our redemption (Isaiah 53).

Gen 50:20  But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but]
God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as [it is] this
day, to save much people alive.

Eph 1:11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being
predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all
things after the counsel of his own will:

He will use even the bad for our good, and whatever happens to
us in this life fulfills God’s purpose for our life.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Sun 08 Nov 2015, 11:19 pm

“We choose what attitudes we have right now. And it’s a continuing 
choice.”– John Maxwell

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

1Co 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct 
him? But we have the mind of Christ.

Joh 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain 
in you, and [that] your joy might be full.

Phi 2:7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form 
of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

Rom 12:10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; 
in honour preferring one another;

Phi 2:3 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in 
lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Phi 2:4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the 
things of others.

We choose what attitudes we have right now, and it’s a continuing 
choice, so make the decision to have an attitude of gratitude.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Sat 07 Nov 2015, 7:24 pm

“We are never defeated unless we give up on God"–
Ronald Reagan


SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY


Act 18:9  Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a
vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

Act 18:10  For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee
to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

Act 18:11  And he continued [there] a year and six months,
teaching the word of God among them.

Heb 13:5b  for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor
forsake thee.


The late President Ronald Reagan was right when he said that we
are never defeated unless we give up on God.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Fri 06 Nov 2015, 11:01 pm

“Prayer is the master strategy that God gives for the defeat of Satan.”– 
Wesley L. Duewel

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Col 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath 
translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son:

1Jo 3:8b For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might 
destroy the works of the devil.

Col 2:15 [And] having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew 
of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

So the devil has lost his claim on us, with God “canceling the record of 
debt that stood against us with its legal demands. set aside.

Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against 
us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to 
his cross;

If His Spirit is in us, he cannot conquer us because he who is in you is 
greater than he who is in the world.

*“Failing is not a disgrace unless you make it the last chapter of your 
book.”– Jack Hyles

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

Pro 24:16 For a just [man] falleth seven times, and riseth up again: 
but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

1Ti 6:18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to 
distribute, willing to communicate;

2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto 
all good works.

Tit 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in 
doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

2Ti 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not 
to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Wed 04 Nov 2015, 11:32 pm

“It’s best to be with those in time, that we hope
to be with in eternity" --– Thomas Fuller


SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY


Rom 12:5  In the same way, even though we are many people, we
are one body in Christ and individual parts connected to each
other.

1Co 10:17  Because there is one loaf, we who are many are one
body, because all of us partake of the one loaf.

1Co 12:27  Now you are Christ's body and individual parts of
it.

Eph 4:12  to perfect the saints, to do the work of ministry,
and to build up the body of Christ

Eph 2:12  That at that time ye were without Christ, being
aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers
from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and
without God in the world:

Eph 2:13  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far
off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

 Since we are all one body, don’t just
be with the Body of Christ be the Body of
Christ. Amen?
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Admin on Tue 03 Nov 2015, 11:34 am

The very fact that he assaults us should fill our minds with hope.”– 
J.C. Ryle

SCRIPTURES FOR TODAY

2Ti 3:12 Indeed, all who want to live a godly life in union with Christ 
Jesus will be persecuted.

Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God's power 
for the salvation of everyone who believes, of the Jew first and of the 
Greek as well.

Joh 15:20 Remember the word that I spoke to you: 'A servant is not 
greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will also 
persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.

We can have hope even if we are persecuted and are experiencing 
spiritual attacks because we know the enemy wouldn’t mess with us if we 
weren’t making some difference. The more we do for God, the more we are 
Satan’s enemy.
avatar
Admin
Admin

Posts : 48477
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

Re: GraceNTheTruth@ COX.NET~OUR ASSURANCES UNDER GRACE

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 6 of 17 Previous  1 ... 5, 6, 7 ... 11 ... 17  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum