"Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds."Psa. 36:5 The faithfulness of God is one of the strong truths of the Old Testament. It is one distinction of the Jewish faith, in contrast with the ancient pagan faiths. Pagan gods were not generally faithful whether in Babylon or Greece. They were immoral, careless of their promises regardless … Continue reading The Reach of His Faithfulness
“When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” Then [Jesus] said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. This will result in your being witnesses to them.” (Luke 21:8–13, NIV 1984).
“In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have told you this, so…
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It is a lovely thing to see the character of Timothy and his relationship with the apostle Paul. Paul was the one who led Timothy to Christ and then continued to disciple him. At different times Paul had called Timothy his son, or his true son in the faith [1 Timothy 1:2]. Now he calls … Continue reading Timothy our brother
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 In these days we are hearing of amazing faith and faithfulness in times of much suffering for Christians and persecution in various parts of the world. Stories from China, Iran, Iraq and others parts of the world are inspirational. In these days we are hearing of amazing faith and faithfulness … Continue reading Experiencing GOD in the Pain
Colossians 3:17 NKJV When it comes to serving God, and others, set your heart on being faithful instead of trying to be prominent. The Bible says, "Promotion ... come[s] from...God" (Psalm 75:6 TLB), so don't try to promote yourself. Few things in life are worse than being in a slot to which you were never … Continue reading Faithfulness, not prominence
by Bob and Debby Gass | Radio Pulpit "20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them." - Matthew 7:20 When we speak about "the fruit of the Spirit," we are talking about these nine qualities of character: "Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV). These fruits are not for "show," … Continue reading Bearing fruit and sharing fruit
Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing. - Psalm 34:9 "Fear of the LORD" is one of the great themes of the Old Testament. The phrase is particularly hard to translate, especially in light of the repeated message of the Bible to "fear not" and John's reminder that "perfect … Continue reading Fear the LORD, you his saints
And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. Romans 5:3-4 Holy Bible Amplified Version
When Jehovah assigns as difficult task for you to do are you obstinate, stomp your feet and say I refuse like a spoiled little brat? Even though He reasons with you with His Word, Christian Councilors and signs.
Or, if He directs you to stop doing something do you obstinacy refuse?
Jehovah only does what is for your good. So, if you refuse to listen to Him, you will pay greatly in the long run.
I have seen many obstinate folks refuse to listen and slowly sink deeper and deeper into a living Hell.
“The difference between perseverance…
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