April 30, 2016


Gideon's_army_10,000_1133-41“Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Gideon, and he blew a trumpet, summoning the men of Israel to arms, 32,000 headed the call. But God told him it was to many, they would only claim victory for themselves instead of recognizing that it was God. Then Gideon ask if anyone “trembles with fear” or were concern about home and family can leave. 22,000 returned Home leaving only 10,000 Luke 14:26 (KJV)

If you are chosen by God If you are a part of the elect, the original 32, 000 God has developed our course and each obstacle is there for a reason because “before He formed us in the womb He knew us, before we were born He set us apart;”  Jer. 1:5 (KJV) “Our heavenly Father measures and weighs every trial before He permits it to come upon the believer.

He considers the circumstances and the strength of the one who is to stand under the proving and test of God, and He never permits the temptations to be greater than the capacity of resistance. If the soul is overborne, the person overpowered, this can never be charged to God, … but the one tempted was not vigilant and prayerful and did not appropriate by faith the provisions God had abundantly in store for him. (E.G. White, Our High Calling, p 323)

“No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience….but God is faithful [to His word—Heae3fb18b94efe89ebd597e95ff2aa5f4 is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist],but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Cor. 10:13 (AMP) My friends, our sins  are not categorized from one to ten with ten being the worst of the worst sins.

But God’s makes a way of escape for all that is an abomination in His sight. Acts 20:24 states “But I count my life of no value to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of God’s grace.” “You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey” Deu. 1:6 (KJV)

The Lord telling The Israelite’s, that mountain in front of you, is the only thing that stands between you and the promise land. I have given you all you need to get there, now its all about your faith and endurance. My friends with you and I He gave the ultimate price, His Son to follow if we are willing to take up our cross and follow Him. to a place eye nave not seen or ear heard or entered into the heart of man or woman the things prepared for all who love Him 1 Cor, 2:9 (KJV)

blessed-hope-jesus-return-4_n1-300x198But it must become a real destination not some fable that starts off in our finite minds, a land far far away? Christ death on the cross and our salvation must also be a real event. There must also be a passion from within that says all to Jesus I surrender as we serve Him with a passion daily. “I can’t begin to comprehend what kind of grace would take the place of all my sins?

But it will my friends, through our faith and endurance. But grace will not abound forever, Christ is coming soon! And His reward is with Him and He will give to each person according to what they have done……And blessed are those who have wash their robes in the blood of Christ, because it is only those who have, that will eat from the tree of life as they enter through the gates into the city Rev. 22:12-14 (NKJV)


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.



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