I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth. Isaiah 43:6.
Sorrow filled heaven as it was realized that man was lost, and that the world which God had created was to be filled with mortals doomed to misery, sickness, and death, and that there was no way of escape for the offender. The whole family of Adam must die. I then saw the lovely Jesus, and beheld an expression of sympathy and sorrow upon His countenance. Soon I saw Him approach the exceeding bright light which enshrouded the Father…. Three times He was shut in by the glorious light about the Father, and the third time He came from the Father we could see His person…. He then made known to the angelic choir that a way of escape had been made for lost man; that He had been pleading with His Father, and had obtained permission to give His own life as a ransom for the race, to bear their sins, and take the sentence of death upon Himself, thus opening a way whereby they might, through the merits of His blood, find pardon for past transgressions, and by obedience be brought back to the garden from which they were driven.—Early Writings, 126.
Soon I heard the voice of God, which shook the heavens and the earth…. I looked upon the company, who, a short time before, were in such distress and bondage. Their captivity was turned. A glorious light shone upon them…. All marks of care and weariness were gone, and health and beauty were seen in every countenance…. This light and glory remained upon them, until Jesus was seen in the clouds of heaven, and the faithful, tried company were changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, from glory to glory.—Early Writings, 272.
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—-Please keep me on your prayer list I’ve been having severe anxiety, depression and negative thoughts please prayer me up I feel like I’m falling apart and want to give up. Nicole
—-Please pray for all of the Bible studies that our church is giving out each week. Rose
—-Pray for Jennie’s family as they mourn her passing. JR
—-Please pray for my nieces grandson he is in the hospital because his heartbeat is 200 he is only 6. Carolyn
—-Please pray for my son Jack.. satan is working so hard to discourage him making him feel he is unworthy ..I have been praying ,as we are not fighting against flesh I need as much spiritual help as I can get.
Two years after we were married, we rented an apartment at a lake. This lake was miles from any town and we enjoyed the wildness of the place. Winter, however, was not so enjoyable. Four very snow covered, very slippery hills were between us and the main road. Our car was old and its tires had very little tread on them. We could not afford new ones because Ron was selling books on commission. Getting up those hills any time we needed to go anywhere was a difficult experience. If we could not get up enough speed, there was no way we could get over those hills. We would get almost to the top of a hill, fish-tailing all the way, with tires spinning until the car wouldn’t move. Then we’d have to back down the hill and try all over again. Sometimes it would take many tries before we could actually get over them.
How often our walk with the Lord is like going over those hills, “because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matt 7:14 We cannot breeze up the hills of life without a struggle. Indeed, we cannot climb the rough and steep hills of life on our own power. If we try to do so, we will only spin our wheels and slide backward. We need God’s help all along the way. Praise God! He has provided that help! “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Ps 119:105, 11 “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Heb 4:12
God’s Word is the only sure guide. The Scriptures point us to the One Who is standing beside us, yearning to help us if we will allow Him too. He assures us, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isa 41:10 Just as a little child holds his father’s hand in perfect trust, so we have the privilege to reach out and take our Heavenly Father’s strong and powerful hand and let Him lead us up the steep and rugged hills of life. We may have perfect trust, perfect confidence in Him.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 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. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance.” Amen. Eph 6:11-18