Saturday, 3 July 2010
Hello again folks! This morning I have been doing my chores around the house [with a little assistance from Rebekah and James]. A scripture came to mind and I got to thinking [or is it contemplating?]:
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."
This piece of Holy Spirit inspired writ tells us quite clearly that the Creator and Consummate of the Universe is also the author and finisher of our faith. So if He starts and brings it to a praiseworthy conclusion; we are then only responsible for the middle bit. In other words; we have to keep our faith &/or keep THE faith. If one values something; they value; treasure and preserve it. So it is with our faith. If we keep it; He performs it. What a great deal! And what a great offer the True Gospel is eh? So it is all the more important to get the Message out while our dwindling freedom[s] permit. Praise the Lord for the simplicity of it ... and His grace; mercy; long suffering; love; sacrifice; blessings' chastisements et al.
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 03-July-2010