Topic: Hang in There.
Quote: When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
~ Author Unknown
Quote: Let your strongest mussel be your will. ~ James Landell Basford
[ 1845- 1915 ] Seven Seventy Seven Sensations, 1897
Psalms 85:7.Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation. [ ESV ]
Psalm 86:5/For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Hebrews 6:19/We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,
Quote: When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. ~ Author Unknown
Quote: A bend in the road is not the end of the road… unless you fail to make the turn. ~ Author Unknown
James 5:11/Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
James 1:11/ For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Quote: God uses suffering as a wetstone to make men sharp with.~Henry Ward Beecher




TOPIC: Being Justified-  Being made righteous

*Justified by faith

*Peace with God

*Through the grace  and shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Quote: There is no justification without sanctification, no forgiveness without renewal of life, no real faith from which the fruits of new obedience do not grow.     

~ Martin Luther

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.     

~ C. S. Lewis

Romans 3: 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

Romans 5:Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 5:Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

I thank God for justifying my soul in the Fall of 1958 when I asked Jesus to save my soul and set me free from the bondage of my sin! AMAZING GRACE!


Topic: Adversaries

Over the past 60 years as a Christian I have seen the decline in those who truly love the Lord and know how to rightfully use our enemies. In this brief blog we are going to look at a few Bible verses about this.

1/ We are to pray for them—– Psalms 71:13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

2/Use the weapons God gave us—— Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

3/ Fear not—— Phil.1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. [ 1Timothy 3:14-16]

1Timothy 3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly:
15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

4/Remember God is the Judge not us-—— Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

[Prepared by Winston Staples]