I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5.
We have but one life to live, and through our daily connection with God we have, in and through the merits of the Lord Jesus Christ, a constant sustenance in doing the things that will represent Christ to the world. We may not have all the conveniences that some have in ease and comfort and in earthly goods, but we have the blessed assurance which Christ gave to His believing disciples…. To them He said, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:1-3)….
Blessed words! We may receive Him into our hearts, and He will be unto us hope and courage and sustaining grace. The Lord would have us trust fully and entirely in Him. Then we will, in the simplicity of our faith, believe that Christ will do for us all that He has promised. Let all come to the Saviour in the full assurance that He will do all that He has promised.
We cannot please our Saviour more than by having faith in His promises. His mercies can come to you, and your prayers can come to Him. Nothing can break this line of communication. We must learn to bring all perplexities to Jesus Christ, for He will help us. He will listen to our requests. We may come to Him in full assurance of faith, nothing doubting, for He is the living Way….
The more we press our petitions to His throne, the more sure we are of constantly receiving the great grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. You do not give strength to the road you are traveling by [having] faith. But you increase in strength and in assurance because you have a Guide right by your side, and you can ask Him with perfect faith to guide your steps aright.
Then trust in the Lord Jesus to lead you step by step into the right path. You can derive assurance and strength at every step you advance, for you can be assured that your hand is in His hand. You can “run and not be weary”; you can “walk and not faint,” for you can realize by faith that you have your hand in the hand of Christ. You wPlease ill not sink under discouragement, for as you follow on to know the Lord, trusting in Him, you will have the assurance that the One who never forsakes those who fully trust Him is your constant Helper.—Letter 313, November 2, 1905, to Mabel White, her 19-year-old granddaughter.
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—-Pray for Laura who is having surgery to remove a tumor. Esther
—-Corky (my brother) has bone marrow Wednesday. They still trying to find out why abnormal blood test. I pray not cancer and they can find out something. Carol
—-Things are getting worse with David’s mental condition. Please pray that he will get the medicine he needs and that he will be willing to take it. Buck
—- My dear grandson Solomon committed suicide about a month ago and he has his wife and 4 children left to try and get through this horrible situation. It is his wife’s birthday today and I would just like to request prayer for her and those four precious kids for today and always that God will bring comfort healing and peace. And please pray for my son who is his father he is suffering terribly with grief as we all are who loved him. Connie
—-Please pray for Ron as he is having a procedure done on his eye today. Rose
Last evening, we were reading about Enoch to the children. That brought up the question, “Was Adam still alive when Enoch was translated. I remembered that I had done a study on the ages of the Patriarchs some time ago. I thought I would share it with you this morning.
Adam was 130 when Seth was born.
Adam was 235 and Seth was 105 when Enos was born.
Adam was 325, Seth was 195, and Enos was 90 when Cainan was born.
Adam was 395, Seth was 265, Enos was 160, Cainan was 70 when Mahalaleel was born.
Adam was 460, Seth 330, Enos 225, Cainan 135, and Mahalaleel 65 when Jared was born.
Adam was 622, Seth 492, Enos 387, Cainan 297, Mahalaleel 227, and Jared 162 when Enoch was born.
Adam was 687, Seth 557, Enos 452, Cainan 362, Mahalaleel 292, Jared 227, and Enoch 65 when Methuselah was born.
Adam was 874, Seth 744, Enos 639, Cainan 549, Mahalaleel 479, Jared 414, Enoch 252, and Methuselah 187 when Lamech was born.
Adam died when Lamech was 56 years old. Enoch was taken to Heaven when Lamech was 113. Lamech was 168 when Seth died.
Enos was 821, Cainan 731, Mahalaleel 661, Jared 596, Methuselah 369, and Lamech 182 when Noah was born.
Enos died when Noah was 84. Noah was 179 when Cainan died. He was 234 when Mahalaleel died and 366 when Jared died.
Methuselah was 872, Lamech 685, and Noah 503 when Shem was born.
Methuselah died when Noah was 600 and Shem was 97 which was the year of the flood. Noah was 601 and Shem 98 when they came out of the ark.
Noah was 603 and Shem was 100 when Arphaxad was born.
Noah was 638, Shem 135, and Arphaxad 35 when Salah was born.
Noah was 668 , Shem 165, Arphaxad 65, and Salah 30 when Eber was born.
Noah was 702, Shem 199, Arphaxad 99, Salah 64, and Eber 34 when Peleg was born.
Noah was 732, Shem 229, Arphaxad 129, Salah 94, Eber 64, and Peleg 30 when Reu was born.
Noah was 764, Shem 261, Arphaxad 161, Salah 126, Eber 96, Peleg 62, and Reu 32 when Serug was born.
Noah was 794, Shem 291, Arphaxad 191, Salah 156, Eber 126, Peleg 92, Reu 62, and Serug 30 when Nahor was born.
Noah was 923, Shem 320, Arphaxad 220, Salah 185, Eber 155, Peleg 121, Reu 91, Serug 59, and Nahor 29 when Terah was born.
Noah died when Terah was 27. Peleg died when Terah was 118. Nahor died when Terah was 119
Shem was 450, Arphaxad 350, Salah 315, Eber 285, Reu 221, Serug 189, and Terah 130 when Abraham was born.
Reu died when Abraham was 18. Serug died when Abraham was 50. Terah died when Abraham was75. Arphaxad died when Abraham was 88.
Shem was 550, Salah 415, Eber 385, and Abraham 100 when Isaac was born.
Eber died when Isaac was 19. Shem died when Isaac was 50.
Abraham was 160 and Isaac was 60 when Jacob was born.
Abraham died when Jacob was 15.
Isaac was 151 and Jacob was 91 when Joseph was born.
Isaac died when Joseph was 29. Jacob died when Joseph was 56.
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5.