The Promises of God.

I read in 2 Cor. 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. I like how the English Standard version translates this verse, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

Charles Spurgeon once wrote – “I have thumbed my Bible many a year; I have never yet thumbed a broken promise. The promises have all been kept to me; not one good thing has failed”

I think John F. Dorsey in his book, Seventy Poems to Ponder says it best in his poem THE PROMISES OF GOD.

The promises of God are solid bridges,
Inviting us to take of Heaven’s store.
They reach across that intervening chasm
A certain link with earth’s uncertain shore.
The promises of God are firm connections
That link eternity with fleeting time;
They point from sin to grace’s high perfections
And lead men to a fellowship sublime.
By these we have a past of sins forgiven
By these receive His nature so divine.
By these pass through the gates of pearl to Heaven
For these will be the Pilgrim’s countersign.
The promises make saints a sure foundation;
Across the great divide a certain span;
Assuring them of uttermost salvation,
Reconciling God and sinful man.
Not one good word of these can e’er be altered,
For God Himself will see they will not fail.
No saint who stood on these has ever faltered
Against God’s Word our foes can ne’er prevail.
They are the shining path that saints and sages
And prophets through the centuries have trod
The path that led men upward through the ages
And brought them face to face at last with God.
Have you a need? Then look! God has a promise!
Through it you can receive His full supply.
And live victoriously on this short journey
And cross at last to that bright home on high.


What I Gave Up To Be A Christian

While being a Christian does cost us some things here is a positive list of this we give up to be a Christian.

What I Gave Up To Become A Christian

  • I gave up filthy rags (Isa. 64:6) for a righteous robe (Isa. 61:10).
  • I gave up vileness (Job 40:4) for virtue (2 Pet. 1:3).
  • I gave up poverty (Rev. 3:17) for plenty (2 Cor. 8:9)
  • I gave up perplexity (Luke 21:25) for peace (John 14:27)
  • I gave up judgment (Rom. 2:5) for justification (Rom. 5:1)
  • I gave up death (Eph. 2:1) for life (John 5:24)
  • I gave up hell (Ps. 9:17) for heaven (John 14:1-3).
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? â€”Mark 8:36-37
Special thanks to Pastor Al Hughes for sharing this.

Spring Is Coming

The air begins to chill to that familiar crisp autumn feel. The leave turn their pretty colors and soon fall En Masse to the ground causing great distress to those who like to keep their yards in tip top shape. Darkness sets in way to fast in the evening before you even begin your evening duties. What does this mean? Fall has arrived in full force. Now don’t get me wrong, but this time of year depresses me. It’s nice to see the beautiful autumn foliage, but then everything becomes barren, and dead looking, again depressing. It’s the promise of spring that keeps me going during the long dreary days of fall and into winter.
You know that even in our walk with God there are those autumn days where things seem to instead of getting green and growing, they become brown and seem to be dying. The air grows chilly and things get dark and gloomy, and we almost despair but, for the promise of tomorrow where God’s mercy is renewed, and we know that where it feels that now he is nowhere around he will appear and we’ll see that he has been there all along.
Not only does fall come in life, and spiritually, but it also is coming to this world. I tend to think that truly we are in the fall stages and fast approaching winter. Peter tells us to expect in the last days for things to get worse not better. Times of darkness, and grief but, spring is still promised. There is coming a day when Jesus Christ Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, setting things in order, creating spring like we have never seen. Just hold on keep raking the leaves, put on another coat, keep the fire burning SPRING IS COMING.