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A Saturday Spiritual Hymn!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

ALOHA Everyone! Since we will be looking at John 4 this coming week, today's hymn was in spired by John 4:35, "Lift up your eyes and look at the field, for they are white already for harvest". This hymn is an oldie. The words were created by Elizabeth Mills in 1836 ( 101 years before I was born), and the music by William Miller in 1859. The hymn has 3 verses with a refrain.

THE TITLE: Well Work Till Jesus Comes

1. O land of rest, for thee I sigh! When will the moment come,
When shall I lay my armor by, and dwell in peace at home?
REFRAIN

2. To Jesus Christ I fled for rest; He bade me cease to roam,
And lean for succor on His breast, Till He conduct me home.
REFRAIN

3. I sought at once my Savior's side; No more my steps shall raom,
With Him I'll brave death's chil-ing tide, And reach my heav'n-ly home.


REFRAIN:
We'll work (we'll work) till Jesus comes.
We'll work (we'll work) till Jesus comes,
We'll work (we'll work) till Jesus comes,
And we'll be gathered home.

God Bless Everyone and have a GREAT WEEKEND! In His Love, Vic.

  
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NDTEACHER1 8/13/2011 11:32AM

    I belong to a fundamental/traditional (bad word these days, I know) church, this sounds like a hymn we've sung before. An oldie, but a goodie! You must be holding up well if you were born in 1837, still sharp enough to operate a computer;)

Comment edited on: 8/13/2011 1:50:01 PM

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A Friday Prayer and Message!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Greetings Again Everyone! Since there are 52 weeks in a year, then there has to be 52 Fridays in a year......and guess what? IT'S FRIDAY AGAIN! PRAISE GOD!

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Redeeming God! We can't see them but we know there are angels all around us. You have commanded them to guard us in all our ways. What a challenge that must be for them . We thank you for them who are ministering spirits who look after us now and will take us home to be with You some day. Thank You for Jesus who made it possible. This we pray in His glorious name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: JESUS THE GREAT SOUL WINNER!
1. John's galary has 21 rooms full of portraits of Jesus.
a. In John 1, Jesus was the Word of God.
b. In John 2, Jesus is the Son of Man.
c. In John 3, Jesus is the Divine Teacher.
d. In John 4, Jesus is the GREAT SOUL WINNER.

2. We see Jesus reaching out to all who crossed His path, whatever the cost.
a. Jesus cared genuinely for the fallen.
b. Jesus cared so much for us that He was willing to leave heaven and prove His love by dying for us (Rom 5:8).

3. PICTURE THIS! In John 3, Nicodemus crossed Jesus path. In John 4, a Samaritan woman is going to cross His path. Both are going to learn about Jesus' compassion and humanity. Do you have His compassion for others? Do you understand His Divinity and Humanity? To be continued Monnday.

As we seek His blessings, may we remember to allow Him to demonstrate himself to us.
In His Love, Vic.

  
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2BEATIT1 8/12/2011 11:14AM

    Wonderful blog and words of encouragement
God bless you
Jean

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A Thursday Prayer and Message!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Aloha Everyone! If the Son shines in your heart today, don't forget to give God all the praise.

PRAYER: "Most Holy Father, Almighty God! How powerful is Your love for us? You reached down into the pit of darkness and dispair, grabbed us and snatched us from the clutches of death and destruction. The undeniable fact is that one out of one is going to die once, but does not need to die twice.Thank You for loving us with a love that grabs us, even in death; for taking the "FINALITY" out of that moment and insuring our resurrection through the empty tomb of Jesus our Lord. We praise You, O God, and we Thank YOU! This we pray in Jesus' mighty name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE DIVINE TEACHER!
1. According John 3:36, the saints of God lives in a continual state of "eternal life"., while the sinner lives constantly under the wrath of God.
a. If we are saved, we have been granted "everlasting life".
b. Our soul will never die.
c. If we are lost, the wrath of God hangs over us like a giant wrecking ball.
d. Our soul will die: our soul will be separated from the spirit and sent into hell for all etenity.
e. The only thing that keeps us out of hell is the grace of God.

2. PICTURE THIS! It's plain that God loves sinners, hates sin, and has provided salvation for whosoever believes and obeys the gospel of Jesus Christ. God loves us and has done all that needs to be done to save us. Now it's up to each of us!
Where would we be without God's love, grace and mercy? What does your heart want...Heaven or Hell? Where will you spend eternity? To be continued Friday.

May we blessed by the Divine Teacher about the choices we have been granted.
In His Teachings, Vic.

  


A Wednesday Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gooooooooooood Morning Everyone! Thoughtfulness reaches out to people we care about, so let's practice it. Give God all the glory.

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Loving God! May the soul-deep expressions of our hearts, even in trouble and grief, find comfort in Your nearness. We long for Your closeness each time we follow those plaintive times of dispair. Teach us to sing songs of hope to our Loving God. It is hope in our God that brings us back from misery and self pity. We thank You for understanding our moments of dispair and for reminding us of our blessed hope in Jesus our Lord. Help us to treassure, nuture, and strengthen our hope in Jesus. It is in His name we pray, Amen!"

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE DIVINE TEACHER!
1. In John 3:18-21, John having shown us THE CONVERSATION and THE COMMENTARY, now shows us THE CONDEMNATION:
a. Jesus shows us those who refuse to come to Him for salvation, where they are and what they can expect.
b. Vs 18 - The Present Stage!
1. Sinners are already condemned in the mind of God.
2. Those that refuse to come to Jesus for salvation will spend eternity in Hell (Ps 9:17) by their own choice.
3. There is no other recourse for them but to turn to Christ for their soul's salvation.
c. Vs 19-21 - The Persistent State!
1. Sinners have no one to blame but themselves (Rom 1:20).
2. God has already done all to provide for our salvation.
3. Jesus died for us; paid our sin debt; rose again to give us life.
4. Jesus prays for us and has sent His Spirit to bring us light and show us the way.

2. PICTURE THIS! If we are lost, either we haven't heard the gospel, or we have heard the gospel and turned away from Jesus. In either case, Rom 1:20 tells us, "men are without excuse". The day is coming when there will be no more time nor no more opportunities to be saved. The time for salvation is NOW! Where are you in your relationship with God and in His salvation? To be continued Thursday.

May our "THANKS", however small it seems when compared to all that Jesus has done for us, always come from the depth of our hearts.

In His Teachings, Vic.

  
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DENNETJ 8/10/2011 11:52AM

    your messages are always uplifting I appreciate you sharing.

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A Tuesday Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Greetings to Everyone In The Name Of Jesus! We will always be grateful for all of you who respond daily with your comments and statements. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: "Holy Father, Redeeming God! The only path to repair is when we are broken. We are blessed because our transgressions are forgiven, and our sins are covered by the blood of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We confess before You that we were wrong, that we are guilty of transgressing Yout Law in this age where denial and coverup are prevalent, both by not keeping the "Letter of the Law" nor the "Spirit of the Law". We acknowledge our sins before You and throw ourselves upon Your mercy. Pardon us O Lord by Your geat love, grace and mercy, and grants us Your Divine Protection. Enable us to have the courage to trust Your forgiveness, and teach us to forgive others as we have been forgiven. This we pray and ask in Jesus' Holy name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: JESUS, THE DIVINE TEACHER!
1. In John 3:16, John's next detail in this portrait of Jesus is, "A SURE AND SOLEMN PROMISE".
a. "Whosoever" - When God made His plan of salvation, he determined to not exculde anyone who would believe in Jesus Christ and obey Him.
1. He flung wide the door of grace.
2. He beckoned all to come unto Him, not wishing that any should perish (2 Pet 3:9).
3. He wants all to be saved, knowing that many would reject Him and be cast into hell for all eternity.
4. Salvation is a "WHOSOEVER" deal.
5. The choice is yours and mine.
b. "Shall not perish, but have everlasting life" - When God makes a promise, He means it and He keeps it.
1. Those who believe in Jesus have a promise that they will not die, but instead will be saved and have eternal life.
2. Those who do not believe in Jesus also have a promise, that they will die (be separated from God), through all eternity and spend eternity in Hell.

2. PICTURE THIS! Apart from Jesus, we can expect nothing less than eternal separation from God's presence ( 1 Thes 1:8-9). The saints have a deep assurance that God will save them, preserve them, and take them home to heaven. What kind of hope do you have today? Where will you spend etenity? To be continued Wednesday.

May we be blessed and know the experience of the love and joy that awaits us in heaven forever. In His Teachings, Vic.

  
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NTSOHLTHNT 8/9/2011 7:14PM

    Amen! Thank you. :)

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