"God can never make us into wine if we object to the fingers He uses to crush us with. If God would only use His own fingers, and make me broken bread and poured-out wine in a special way! But when he uses someone whom we dislike..."
Entire Chapter Twelve, "Will You find faith in me?", of the new book, "One Man's Walk with God: Preparing for Trials and Fears".
"So that night I said, 'Lord Jesus show me the truth of what happened that day.' I opened my kindle up to the Bible and I put my finger and it said, 'Vengeance is mine says the Lord, I will repay.'
There is a great tide of evil rising up against Gods people. You know it, you sense it in your spirit, no one needs to tell you. And yet you also know that God has a people that He has established and strengthened in the fires of affliction. He has separated a people from the system of the world and called them to Himself.
Please allow me a bit of room below to simply speak, not in a deep exegete, but rather directly from Scripture and my personal thoughts regarding my life. Maybe you too will find this to be true, challenging or an absent need in your life. May the Lord help us all onward in the faith, as He will do since He is the “author and perfecter of our faith.” (Heb. 12:2)
"The door of the Word only opens to the key of diligence. The Scriptures claim searching. They are the writings of God, bearing the divine stamp and imprimatur – who shall dare to treat them with levity? He who despises them despises the God who wrote them. God forbid that any of us should leave our Bibles to become swift witnesses against us in the great day of account."
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him."
The Bys family sold all they owned, gave away career and savings to serve God as full time missionaries to help the needy. But why Bungoma, Kenya? The reasons are many, but ultimately it was through trips originally made by AFM founders who traveled on Gospel missions to work with various pastors in Bungoma, and…
The Father’s Bargain—John Flavel In the later 1600's John Flavel wrote this picture of God the Father talking with His dear Son regarding the hopeless and sinless state. This has come to be known as, "The Father's Bargain." “Here you may suppose the Father to say, when driving his bargain with Christ for you. “Father—‘My…