Friday, February 25, 2011

The UNAVOIDABLE Refining Pot ...

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Refining
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HE+ Who+ is coming after me is stronger than I , Whose+ sandals I am not worthy to pick up.
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HE+ will Baptize you with the HOLY SPIRIT and with FIRE, Whose+ winowing fan is in His+ Hand. HE+ will throughly cleanse His+ floor, and will gather His+ wheat into the garner, but will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire.
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     Our LORD will refine His+ children.
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THAT IS A PROMISE 
seldom  acknowledged
nor claimed.
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It is similar to pruning. Both are painful, but are done for the health of the one receiving it, for his benefit.
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IT ALSO BENEFITS
the Kingdom of GOD.
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For everyone shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.
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The fire shall test every man's work.
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(Yes, another couple of promises
seldom acknowledged and remaining unclaimed. )

Let us present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto GOD, which is our reasonable (Divine) service.
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Let us take heed to ourselves. Our life is like a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears.
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Let us all, along with Mary, the sister of Lazarus, choose that one thing that is necessary, which will not be taken away from us.
         
Amen.

Brother Brendon Patrick +
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In the Name of the FATHER,
His Eternal SON+,
and HIS Blessed HOLY SPIRIT
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

JESUS said...

Go into all the world,
and preach the Gospel
to every creature.

          I would like to mention a group of Christians, serious followers of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

          These young believers in CHRIST are making a serious effort to literally put into practice our LORD'S words of going into all the world. They are not able to go bodily at this time, but are working to send Bibles to Christians in Asia who do not have one, as well as making them available to new believers who come to JESUS and cannot obtain a Bible because of their small incomes.

         As another part of this outreach to those in the Asian part of the world, Gospel tracts are being sent for use by native missionaries to help them reach their people with the message of Life in CHRIST. This is a message that most have never heard before. These tracts are printed for 1/2 cent each! Most of the time these tracts are passed around and read by many people. The message inside is totally unique to them!

         These young Christians are the youth group at  Wellspring Mennonite Church, located in East Tennessee, U.S.A. They are wanting to raise a total of $30,000 for this purpose. Every cent of this money is being sent for reaching those in far off lands who have not heard or known of the beauty and peace of real life in JESUS CHRIST.

        If any reader would care to be a part of this endeavor, you can send any help or inquieries to:

                                      
GOSPEL OUTREACH for ASIA
% Reagan Schrock, Director
121 Co. Rd. 616
Athens, TN 37303

         If you'd rather, you may check their very interesting, well-done blog at: http://gospeloutreachforasia.blogspot.com .

Yes, it is a joy to know these serious-minded young Christians and to see their dedication in reaching those who sit in darkness, with the LIGHT OF THE WORLD, JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth, the Eternal SON+ and WORD+ of GOD.

Br. Brendon Patrick + O G S

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In the Name of The FATHER
Who created you
And His Only-Begotten SON+
Who saves you
And the Blessed HOLY SPIRIT
Who sanctifies you.  
Amen
             
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A CLEAR EYE...

Picture found at WAJAMA, Kenya.blogspot.com

Keep a clear eye toward Life's end. Do not forget your purpose and destiny as GOD'S creature. What you are in HIS+ sight is WHAT YOU ARE... and nothing more. 

Remember that when you leave this earth,you can take NOTHING you have received... but only what you have given....

attributed to St. Francis of Assisi

Monday, February 7, 2011

Scriptures from 1 Corinthians 15
verses 51, 52,  and 57, 58

Behold, I shew you a mystery;
We shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed,
In a moment,
in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump:
for the trumpet shall sound,
and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.


But thanks be to GOD,
which giveth us the victory
through our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the LORD, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the LORD.

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