SAINTS

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Today we are looking at some more Bible verses about Saints and what we are compared with:

1 Peter 2: Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. Note the words Lively stones!

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

1 Peter 2:2

2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:  Note the word babes!

Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

The Saints are compares to little children in the two verses above!

 

Some Favorite Quotes

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.  C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis
 
“The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray.” S.D. Gordon 
 
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb
 
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

C. S. Lewis
 
 “God shapes the world by prayer. The more prayer there is in the world the better the world will be, the mightier the forces of against evil …” E.M. Bounds
 
 

 

Favorite Quotes

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Favorite quotes
“Prayer is an end to isolation. It is living our daily life with someone; with Him who alone can deliver us from solitude.” Georges Lefevre

“By prayer we couple the powers of heaven to our helplessness, the powers which can capture strong holds and make the impossibile possibile.” O. Hallesby

” The right way to pray, then, is any way that allows us to communicate with God.” Colleen Townsend Evans

” The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it gets.” Martin Luther

” The great thing in prayer is to feel that we are putting our supplications into the bosom of omnipotent love.” Andrew Murray

I trust you will enjoy these favorite quotes. Winston staples

DAY BREAK

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 DAY BREAK
What a beautiful morning,
the sun is shining bright,
it makes my heart sing,
as it removes the darkness,
and reveals it’s marvelous light.
The bright reflection on the water,
shines so brightly in my eyes,
and in the pines, a lonesome dove,
makes it’s lonely cry, but off to the right,
I hear a robin sing,
cheer up, cheer up, it is spring!

—– Winston Staples —–

BEYOND THE CROSS

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Jesus takes us beyond the cross,
around God’s throne to be,
singing praises to our King,
for eternity.
Jesus takes us beyond the cross,
for in God’s word,
I am told,
He became our Savior,
so we could walk,
the streets of gold.
Jesus takes us beyond the cross,
to dwell with our Heavenly Father there,
He will wipe away our tears,
there will be no pain, no sorrow,no care.
Jesus takes us beyond the cross,
because of His love and grace,
so will you put your faith in Him?
and dwell with Him in this wonderful place.

Saints

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Today we are continuing to see more about what the Bible compares a Saint to or with:

Exodus 19:5  Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

Psalm 135:4  For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.     IN THESE VERSES SAINTS ARE COMPARED TO TREASURE!

Malachi 3:17  And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. GOD CALLS HIS CHILDREN JEWELS!

Job 23:10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.  WHEN GOD REFINES AND MOLDS US WE ARE COMPARED TO PURE GOLD, PRECIOUS IN HIS SIGHT!

2 Timothy 2:20  But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. SAINTS ARE REFERRED TO AS VESSELS OF GOLD AND SILVER!

Little Vessels

We are little vessels,

Created by God’s hand,

Put here a little while,

To walk in this land.

We are little vessels,

Broken and marred by sin,

God knows our every weakness,

He wants to mold us from within.

We are little vessels,

Who need saved from sin,

And by submitting to God our potter,

Salvation will begin.

We are little vessels,

Saved from sin and shame,

Jesus gives us victory,

Because He lives again.

We are little vessels,

Being molded by His spirit,

Because of His love and grace,

And not by our merit.

We are little vessels,

Being shaped, As He would have us be,

Perfect in His sight,

When the face of Jesus we see.

~ Winston Staples

SAINTS

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I thought it would be interesting to see what the BIBLE refers Saints to. In the next few writings we are going to search the Scriptures to see what they compare us Saints with.

Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.  —We are compared to the sun!

Daniel 12:And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. — We are compared to the stars.

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. — We are compared to light and are the light of this world, so lets shine opur light in this dark world.

Psalms 125: 1.They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever. We are compared to mountains like mount Zion and are to stand tall and rugged for our Lord!