"We see, in many a land, the proudest dynasties and tyrannies still crushing, with their mountain weight, every free motion of the Consciences and hearts of men. We see, on the other hand, the truest heroism for the right and the greatest devotion to the Truth in hearts that God has touched. We have a work to do, as great as our forefathers and, perhaps, far greater. The enemies of Truth are more numerous and subtle than ever and the needs of the Church are greater than at any preceding time. If we are not debtors to the present, then men were never debtors to their age and their time. Brethren, we are debtors to the hour in which we live. Oh, that we might stamp it with Truth and that God might help us to impress upon its wings some proof that it has not flown by neglected and unheeded." -- C.H. Spurgeon . . . "If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:31, 32 . . . . .


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Friday, September 11, 2009

This World Has Gone Crazy, BUT...

By A.M. Kisly

Do we mean it? Do we proclaim it? Do we exclaim it? Do we live it? Words have meaning, and if it is in God that we have put our trust, then we should living lives that show it.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9
(8) We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; (9)Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 
(16)For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. (17) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; (18) While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Philippians 1:12, 20-21
 (12) But I would ye should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; (20) According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. (21) For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

It is time to decide. Where you will put your trust?

1 comment:

James J. Fire said...

Look in the New Testament with your concordance and find all references to "faith": There are LOTS!
Look in the Old Testament for "faith" and how many references do you find? I think maybe THREE! THREE??? Yet if you look at the word "TRUST" in the OT you find the Hebrew word used there is comparable to the Greek word for "FAITH" and there are hundreds of references for this! Trust and faith, especially biblically are intricately linked. Faith is not a 'power spoken' like the Word-Faith teachers would have us believe, its in one significant aspect, simply trust!
A great word study: "Trust" in the Old Testament.
NEVER have we had one as trustworthy as God, and to Him we owe our trust 100%! Particularly in these tumultuous days!