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  1. Sharon

    Thank you so much, Cedric, for articulating that so clearly. I have been burdened lately for my nearest and dearest family members, and former church members. They seem to be so absorbed in this world’s business and popular culture without any sense of urgency to share the gospel. But…. they are Calvinists and that is the fruit of thinking that God will save who He will save and not save those who he has destined for hell. They can just sit back, relax and trust that God will get it all done somehow!

  2. Elizabeth Bennett

    Thank you for that wonderful word of encouragement! We must stand, even if we stand alone, in Christ alone!

  3. Rusty and Barbara Siron

    How beautiful the Name of Jeshua HaMashiach, Jesus Christ our Savior, and how much we must love and adore Him moment by moment being led by His Word!!! So many have left their first Love for the lies of the New Age teachings that have snuck in and deceived so many. As believers and those who say we trust Him, we have no other argument….. Come quickly Lord Jesus and may all of our loved ones turn quickly to you and be ready to rejoice at your coming. Meet us Lord quickly in the air, Fairest of ten thousand, and The One Who conquered death!.

  4. JD

    Eph. 3:13-21 “Therefore I implore you not to lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. … for reason of this I bow my knees to the Father, from whom every family in the heavens and on earth is named, that He might give you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power by His Spirit in the inner man, for Christ to dwell in your hearts through faith, being rooted and being founded in love, so that you may be fully able, with all the saints, to comprehend what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ surpassing knowledge, so that you may be filled unto all the fullness of God.

    “Now to the One being able to do exceedingly above all things that we ask or think, according to the power working in us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all the generations of the age of the ages. Amen.”

  5. C. Read

    Amen! What a wonderfully encouraging message! Only through Christ—the true Jesus Christ—working in our lives can we make it until the end!
    And we would do well to always keep in mind what our beloved brother Paul wrote to the Church:

    Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

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

    Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

    Ephesians 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

    Ephesians 6:15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

    Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

    Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

    Ephesians 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

    Ephesians 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,

    Ephesians 6:20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

    May we be ever diligent to obey the word of the Lord!

    I pray for all those who love our Lord Jesus in sincerity!

    With the love of Christ,
    C. Read

  6. nannette

    Amen, Amen! Might I add, “Where is the joy!?” We have plenty of mopey gloomy Christians walking around. Why would any one want to be saved into Christ when they see us this way? In joy I can be cut down promptly with murmurers and complainers. Our goal is to edify one another is it not? For God hath not appointed us to wrath (judgment by God), but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify (build up) one another, even as also ye do. 1 Thess. 5:9-11. Yes we are exhort and to warn them that are unruly, but also to comfort the feebleminded and to support the weak and be patient to all men, and not render evil when evil comes to us and we are to rejoice and pray without ceasing and give thanks for everything etc., as the rest of 1 Thess. 5 commands. ‘Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for the things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. ‘ Eph. 5:19-20 Thank you Lord Jesus for saving me! Lets go fishing!

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