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Testing, Makes Us Fit for Use

Testing, Makes Us Fit for Use Job 23:10 KJV But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
When working with a horse that has never been ridden, trainers will lead a horse into a round pen to assist them in training. A horse that is not broken is not useable. The testing (training) in the round pen will either cause the horse to trust the trainer, or rebel against him. The purpose in utilizing a round pen in training is to help produce a horse that is fit for use.
To teach a horse to accept ridding gear, the trainer will rub the bridle on the face and neck of the horse. He will put the reins on his ears and let the horse feel every part of the bridle. As the trainer encourages the horse with soft words and gentle pats, it assures the horse that he is safe from harm. Sometimes, a horse will rebel during this conditioning time and the trainer will cause the horse to run in the round pen to get his attention. The horse needs to understand that when he …

Is There Power in Jesus' Name?

Is There Power in Jesus’ Name?
Philippians 2:9-10 KJV Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
Reverend E. P. Scott was a missionary, living in India during the 1800s. The Holy Spirit of God prompted him to go into a remote village to share the Gospel of Christ. He set out on this adventure alone; against the advice of his fellow missionaries.  He was determined to share the power of the Gospel with a dangerous savage tribe.
Several days into his journey, Scott was surrounded by a large group of warriors; each one pointing a spear towards his heart. Expecting to die, he made a decision to use his last few moments to glorify God and stir something within the hearts of his captors. He took out his violin (which he always carried on him), closed his eyes, and began to play and sing All Hail the Power of Jesus Name, in the n…

"Will You Forgive Me?"

“Will You Forgive Me?”
Matthew 18:21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?(Read: Matthew 18:21-35).
True story of Corrie ten Boom
“The Hiding Place,” is a movie and book about the ten Boom family and their strong desire to rescue Jews from the shocking Holocaust of World War II. Their home became a refuge for fugitives hiding from the Nazis. They built a hiding place located in Corrie’s bedroom no larger than a small wardrobe closet behind a false wall. When security sweeps came through the neighborhood, a buzzer would sound and the refugees were given a little over a minute to seek refuse in the secret hiding place.
On February 28, 1944, the ten Booms’ were arrested. All the ten Boom family members were incarcerated, including Corrie's 84-year-old father, who soon died in the Scheveningen prison. Corrie and her sister Betsie were sent to the notorious Ravensbruck concentration camp, near Berlin. Betsie die…

Measuring the Strength of Your Faith

Measuring the Strength of Your Faith James 1:12KJV Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. 
True joy is an attitude that is characteristic in the life of a genuine believer, even in the darkest of trials. True faith will persevere because trials can never destroy true faith, or change God’s eternal design. Therefore, real joy and faith are there in the midst of any trial. 
During the hardest trial of your life, allow God to do what He wants to do. Let this trial humble you teaching you the value of God’s richest blessings. Trials come to make you into the image of Christ and enables you to help others that are undergoing similar trials in their lives as well.
When you're going through a trial, wanting to understand, wanting to know how to be joyous, wanting to be willing to endure the trial, you're not going to find the answers you need in human reasoning. You need to …