Love...hopes all things I Cor. 13:7
As our world keeps changing more and more each day, we will
find the strength to go on, if we have HOPE in our heart. If
friends and family have left us, if jobs fail, if the money runs
out, what is there to HOPE for?
Consider this ..
"His compassions fail not they are new every morning:
Great is Thy Faithfulness"[Lamentations 3:22,23].
We must seek out the goodness of God
which we once took for granted. We must maintain an "Attitude of Gratitude",
thanking God always I Thessalonians 5:18 …. each hour, minute and second of every day, if we are to prevail over the Darkness, asking for the Grace of God.
We are soon to enter the Great Tribulation the last 42 months of this Age. Wars, Sicknesses, and instability abound. What Rock can we rely on that moves not?
"On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand." Famous Hymn .....[also see Psalm 18]
"My Hope is Built" (The Solid Rock)
Jesus has promised that He Himself will be with us TO THE END of this Age no matter what. Matthew 28:20 He is the Good Shepherd John 10 that will not abandon His own as He sees the wolf (666 System) coming. We must TRUST in His care, no matter what befalls us. The Holy Spirit is with Believers always and in all ages.
MORE THAN CONQUERORS .....Romans 8
"Who shall separate us from the LOVE OF CHRIST? (Or His Holy Spirit)
shall Tribulation [including the Great Tribulation] , or distress, or persecution,
or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword [ even beheading ]?
As it is written, "For THY sake we are killed ALL THE DAY LONG;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
MODERN DAY MARTYRS -- Rachel and Cassie hopetotheend.com/little.html Littleton, Colorado 1999.
Hear the engraving words of Cassie Bernall committing her life to Christ:
"Now I have given up on everything else--
I have found it to be the only way to really know Christ and to experience the mighty power that brought Him back to life again;
and to find out what it means to suffer and to die with Him.
So, whatever it takes, I will be one who lives in the fresh newness of life
of those who are alive from the dead."
Rachel Joy Scott also voiced her unwavering committment to Jesus:
"I am not going to apologize for speaking the name of Jesus; I am not going to justify my faith to them....and I am not going to hide the light that God has put into me.
If I have to sacrifice everything , I will. I will take it.
If my friends have to become my enemies for me to be with my best friend Jesus, then that's fine with me."
"Ya know, I always knew that part of being a Christian is having enemies; but I never thought my "friends" were going to be those enemies. It's all good. I'm just a loner now."
penned by Rachel 4-20-98 ......martyred for her faith 4-20-99 Littleton, Colorado
Both of these young people, along with others at Columbine gave their 100% when their hour came. They were able to this by the grace of God, and by having committed themselves TOTALLY to Christ.
Cassie used the phrase, "whatever it takes"....
and Rachel said "If I have to sacrifice everything, I will."
Both sacrificed their lives for the love of Jesus Christ.
Great is their reward in heaven....
"to him who overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My throne." Revelation 3:21
"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors
through Him (Jesus) that LOVED US (and died for us).
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities (demons), nor powers (governments),
nor things present (horrors,terrors), nor things to come" ( persecution, martyrdom),
"nor height (satellite surveillance...Iridium, Echelon, etc.), nor depth , nor any other creature
(computers, technologies, digitized images, holograms; no created thing; ... nor martial law, a police state, nor the loss of our liberties )
shall be able to separate us from THE LOVE OF GOD, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:35-39
The only thing that separates us is one's habitual, willful unrepentant sin.
CORRIE AND BETSIE
This was the courage and strength that Corrie Ten Boom and her sister Betsie had
as they faced all the evils of concentration camps; even 'nakedness' (vs. 35) of each Friday inspection in the Nazi death-camp.
[The Hiding Place; John and Elizabeth Sherrill; Spire Books .pg.195/196.]
(AUDIO-CASSETTE as well as Book)
They remembered the nakedness of Our Lord as He hung upon the cross for 6 hours,
while others sat down and watched [Matthew 27:36].
Corrie and Betsie identified with the suffering and ignominy that Christ suffered on the cross, and that gave them the grace to bear their ignominy and humiliation at each inspection. [Psalm 22:17 b]
Betsie became a Holocaust martyr, and Corrie later went on to share their powerful testimony that God's love can reach the deepest pits of hell designed by man.
Their amazing witness is found in the book, "The Hiding Place".
KARLA FAYE TUCKER
Christ was gawked at in His vulnerability, just like the courtroom-cameras of today gloat
over the intimidation given the accused. TV is the new Roman Coliseum.
(Web-cast executions are now the 'entertainment' de jour.) What an example Karla Faye Tucker gave us on Feb. 3, 1998, as an overcomer of world-wide intimidation.
Even though Karla had committed murder, she was a totally rehabilitated overcomer by the power of the Holy Ghost. She had become a Born-Again Believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and gave a powerful witness and testimony. Ezekiel 18:21 says:
"But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all My statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die."
Many within the Christian community denounced the decsion to have Karla executed. Execution is for reprobates (the unregenerate, those without a conscience, conscience-seered).
Karla was a beautiful and shining light. She was free from
the bloodguiltiness of her past, just like Moses and David and Paul the Apostle were free from their past. Acts 20:26 and Psalm 51:14
THE FOUR ANCHORS
OF THE BLESSED HOPE
As the Sea of Life churns out storm after storm of unending perils [Acts 27], we are exhorted to cast ourselves upon our Anchor of HOPE, looking for a better day
"They cast four anchors and wished for the day." Acts 27:29
The ANCHOR has always been a symbol of hope.....something that gives us security and confidence. Hebrew 6:19 "Which hope we have as an anchor for the soul.". Our hope is based on EVIDENCE of things hoped for, that came to pass for us earlier.
It is our belief that the four anchors of HOPE that will rescue us from all our fears etc. are the Four Gospels of Jesus Christ : Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. There is no better Hope than that of Jesus and His Resurrection Power -- not only from death, but from all the challenges of life, no matter if we are strong or weak.
Isaiah 28:27-29...."For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument,
neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin;
but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
Bread corn is bruised; because He will not ever be threshing it,
nor break it with the wheel of His cart, nor bruise it with His horsemen."
See C. Spurgeon's Threshing
I Corinthians 10:13....."God is faithful, Who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able
to bear it."
Psalm 18:25,26....."With the merciful Thou wilt show Thyself merciful;
With an upright man Thou wilt show Thyself upright;
With the pure Thou wilt show Thyself pure:
And with the froward (aggressive) Thou wilt show Thyself froward (aggresive)."
God always works by degrees and priorities.
"He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee."
Job 5: 19.............for some, referring also to the 7 vials of Rev. 16.
"O LORD.......in wrath remember mercy." Habakkuk 3:2
We need not be hopeless. "We are saved by HOPE" [ Romans 8:24].
The world will tell us that we are now hopeless. They will tell us to just give up and die.
Satan will tempt many to commit suicide. He is a liar... John 8:44.
[ Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem ].
Isaiah 41:10 "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.
Webpage on Suicide:
While we are on the subject of suicide, let us consider for a moment "assisted-suicide".
"Assisted-suicide" is cruel...it takes away God's opportunity of dealing with your immortal soul in your pain ("to make them white"...Daniel 11:35). And to think the System blasphemously calls it 'mercy-killing'.
Even eliminating the mentally-ill cannot be justified; they are placed within families for reasons higher and more nobler than Machiavellian man can conceive.
"It's an issue of control," says Lanny Berman, executive director of the American Association of Suicidology. "All people want to have some control over their lives, and that includes the nature and timing of their deaths. The notion of having death happen to you is less viable than being in charge of it."
The above statement reveals that PRIDE [ Control ] is one factor involved in suicide.
LIFE IS PRECIOUS
We are entering the final countdown of this Age; a time of testing and trials like never
"For then shall be Great Tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be."[Matthew 24:21].
People will be giving-up and committing suicide over financial loss, unemployment and constant stress. Is this what is referred to as "Death followed by Hell" for those who take their own lives? [Rev. 6:8]
While it is not up to us to judge, God will be the final say on each soul. Only He can know
the decisions involved. However, life is precious. There is no "eternal security" for the believer. Sin has consequences. Please see
"Turning over a New Leaf"
Many people feel that suicide is the end of it all, but in fact it's only the beginning.
Satan lies to the distraught, telling them: 'Get it over with'. But that is a lie. Nothing is "over with".....it is actually only just beginning. A jeopardized eternity awaits the Soul that slams the Door of Life in God's Face.....
("Abandon ALL hope, you who enter here"--
reads the doorpost over hell, in Dante's Inferno.)
To kill one's self is to deny yourself a chance for
repentance. You have forfeited your fate irreparably. We must
realize that Hell is real. [Mark
9:43-48 and Isaiah
66:24...."where their worm dieth not, and the
fire is not quenched."]
We are told in Ezekiel 3:18 and in Ezek. 33:6 that as the messengers of God, we are
accountable for warning against eternal consequences.
The "doctors of death"[euthanasia/abortion] across our land are also accountable.
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the Living God." [Hebrews 10:31]
"I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you
Life and Death, Blessing and Cursing:
THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE,
that both thou and thy seed may live." Deuteronomy 30:19
RESISTING SECULAR HUMANISM (NEW AGE )
How much better it is to "Cast all your cares upon the Lord, for He careth for you."
Casting ALL our cares upon the Lord means resisting the secular humanistic religion of the "counselors...psychologists"....sent en masse at times of great events.
We have a "Wonderful Counselor" (Isaiah 9:6) and his name is Jesus. We must cast all our cares upon Him.
[I Peter 5:7] Our God is a "God of ALL comfort; Who comforts us in ALL our
tribulation" [2 Corinthians 1:3,4].
Turn to Him now in your sorrow or loss. "He is able to keep you from falling"[Jude 24].
He will give you the strength you need to go on, one day at a time.
God loves you very much!
Life is precious, and YOU are precious to Him! Always remember that this too
Let the Book of JOB comfort you.
May we all "against hope believe in hope". [Romans 4:18]
OUR GOD OF HOPE....Romans 15:13
Never give up hope. Hold On!
"That we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold
upon the HOPE set before us:
Which HOPE we have as an anchor of the soul , both sure and stedfast."
Ray Boltz -- "The Anchor Holds " https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSAc5Z2lprk
We must pray always that we be counted worthy to escape [Luke 21:36].
Let no man take your crown [your helmet of hope I Thessalonians 5:8]
from you. God will come to us on the Stormy Sea of life.
HOPE UNTO THE END....1 Peter 1:13
"it is the last time" 1 John 2:18
Our God is a God of HOPE [Romans 15:13]. We are to
"HOPE UNTO THE END" .[I Peter 1:13].
Let no man take that Blessed Hope from you. Each night as the sun sets, hope for the dawn. And each day as satanic oppression gets darker, hope in God's provision.
It will come. He will come
Tucked far along in the Book of Revelation (Chapter 16 verse 15) is the
Cockcrowing rapture. This occurs just before Armageddon and the 7 vials. This the darkest hour before dawn.
"Behold, I come as a thief (no certain time of expectancy for this third translation).
Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked
(not self-deceived), and they see his shame." [Rev./Apocalypse 16:15]
We must be wearing the garment of Christ's righteousness... trusting in His Blood-redemption at the Cross for the forgiveness of our sins; not trusting in our own merits.
(For "garments" see Matt.22:11-13; Job 29:14; Rev. 3:5; and Rev. 19:8 )
This translation takes place before the battle of Armageddon, hence the two verses being following one another in Revelation Chapter 16.
It is the darkest hour just before dawn, the time of Cockcrowing.
" I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah, and though He tarry, nevertheless do I believe." Maimonides
With tears of joy many at long last will say,
"Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord."
"Baruch haba b'Shem Adonai".
"They shall call on My Name and I will hear them:
I will say, 'It is My people':
And they shall say,
'The LORD is my God." Zechariah 13:9
What a Joyous Hope!
*Through a Dimly Lit Corridor...access "Poetry" by Marshall Beeber
Our Anchor of Hope http://www.walkingbyfaith.tv/journal/single-article/122/
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem
SUICIDE PREVENTION...1-800-SUICIDE hotline ...24 hours...1-800-784-2433
The 4th Horseman : " Death followed by hell" Rev. 6: 8
Preventing Suicide call The Samaritans: 08457 909090
Nightline: visit www.nightline.org.uk www.niss.ac.uk for details of local services.
Suicide Prevention Hotlines http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html