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Would You?

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: Job 13:15a  But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 1 Peter 3:14 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:1 Peter 3:17-18 What would you do if your friends were being killed because of their faith in God? Would you try to help them? What if you didn't even know the people being persecuted? Would you be willing to risk your own life and the lives of your family to save them? That is exactly what Corrie ten Boom's family did in Holland in 1943. Germany had invaded their country as the Nazis took control of most of Europe. Corrie and her family could have been a help to the Nazis and then been rewarded, but they didn't. Instead, they put their…

Satan's Target

And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; John 12:2
The study of the mind has baffled philosophers and scientists for centuries. They have asked questions like: What are thoughts? Can thoughts take up space in our brains? In the spiritual realm, our minds enter a different world altogether. Satan cannot read the human mind but he does have access to the mind.  Where did Judas get the idea to betray Christ?  The heart or mind is the target of satanic attack. Satan will use the areas of your life that you are weakest in. We know the Word of God calls Satan, the devil, describing him as a “roaring lion,” seeking whom he may devour (I Peter 5:8.) Be sure he is involved in your besetting sin and will use his power, Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: Ephesians 2:2 to frighten yo…

Free Indeed

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed John 8:32,36 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;  Isaiah 61:1
Harriet Tubman was a black slave during the 1800’s. One day while working at the far end of the field, a Quaker woman slowed down her buggy and told Harriet if she ever needed help, she would be a true friend. Years later, after the Master of the plantation died, Harriet felt God telling her it was time to go. She’d heard a rumor that she was going to be sold the next day. Late that night Harriet slipped out into the darkness and began to run. Her father had told her, “If there’s no moon shining, feel for the moss on the trees, moss always grows on the north side.” Following her father’s instr…

Have You Failed?"

Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass. But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly. Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying, It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.  And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.  I Samuel 15:3,9,10,11,24
Benjamin Franklin once stated, “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them!”An illustration of that …