DISCUSSION FORUMS
MAIN MENU
Home
Help
Advanced Search
Recent Posts
Site Statistics
Who's Online
Forum Rules
Bible Resources
• Bible Study Aids
• Bible Devotionals
• Audio Sermons
Community
• ChristiansUnite Blogs
• Christian Forums
• Facebook Apps
Web Search
• Christian Family Sites
• Top Christian Sites
• Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
• Christian Finance
• ChristiansUnite KIDS
Shop
• Christian Magazines
• Christian Book Store
Read
• Christian News
• Christian Columns
• Christian Song Lyrics
• Christian Mailing Lists
Connect
• Christian Singles
• Christian Classifieds
Graphics
• Free Christian Clipart
• Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
• Clean Christian Jokes
• Bible Trivia Quiz
• Online Video Games
• Bible Crosswords
Webmasters
• Christian Guestbooks
• Banner Exchange
• Dynamic Content

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

ChristiansUnite
Forums
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 23, 2017, 10:07:32 PM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Our Lord Jesus Christ loves you.
277699 Posts in 26449 Topics by 3790 Members
Latest Member: Goodwin
* Home Help Search Login Register
+  ChristiansUnite Forums
|-+  Theology
| |-+  Bible Prescription Shop
| | |-+  GRACE AND THE TRUTH - DAILY INSPIRATIONAL 1
« previous next »
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7 Go Down Print
Author Topic: GRACE AND THE TRUTH - DAILY INSPIRATIONAL 1  (Read 11735 times)
nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« on: December 14, 2006, 08:38:49 AM »

Brothers and Sisters,

The series for 2005 has never been posted on the forum, so these will be completely new for the vast majority of our readers. I don't have the complete series, but I do have quite a few that I will post.

ENJOY!
« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 02:55:34 PM by blackeyedpeas » Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 08:40:27 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "RENEWING YOUR MIND" JANUARY 3, 2005


"RENEWING YOUR MIND"

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2.)  If the strongholds in your mind are the result of conditioning, then you can be reconditioned by the renewing of your mine.  Anything that has been learn can be unlearned.  Certainly this is the major path of renewal in the New Testament.  Through the teaching of God's Word, Bible study and personal discipleship, you stop being conformed to this world and experience the transformation of the renewing of your mine (Romans 12:2.)

If your past experiences were spiritually or emotionally devastating, then counseling and Christ-centered support groups will help the transformation.  Since some of the strongholds are thoughts raised up against the knowledge of God (2 Cor. 10:5), learning to know God as a loving Father and yourself as His accepted child is your starting place.

But you're not just up against the world and the flesh. You're also up against the devil who is scheming to fill your mind with thoughts which are opposed to God's plan for you.

Notice how Paul uses the word for thoughts (noema) in 2 Cor. in relation to Satan's activity.  We've already seen it in 2 Cor 10:5." We are taking every thought (noema) captive to the obedience to Christ."  Why do these thoughts need to be taken captive?  Because they may be the enemy's.

In 2 Cor. 3:14 and 4:4, Paul reveals that Satan is responsible for our spiritual hardness and blindness when we were unbelievers:  "But their minds (noema) were hardened...  The god of this world has blinded the minds (noema) of the unbelieving." In 2 Cor. 11:3 and 2:11, Paul states that Satan actively  plots to defeat  and divide  believers: I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds (noema) should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of  devotion to Christ...  We are not ignorant of his (Satan's) schemes (noema)."

If Satan can place his thoughts in your mind - and he can - it isn't much more of a trick for him to make you think it's your thought. That's the deception.

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I renounce and refuse any thoughts which are raised up against the knowledge of God.

By B. Anderson

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 08:42:19 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "THANKSGIVING LIVING" JANUARY 5, 2005


THANKSGIVING LIVING

"No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for
you  who belong to Christ Jesus." i Thes. 5:18 (TLB)

We all know how a Thanksgiving turkey fills our stomachs. How does thanksgiving living fill our lives? What does thanksgiving do to us? To understand the result of thanksgiving you need only look as far as the objects of thanksgiving. What we're thankful for becomes the faith focus of our lives. If we're not thankful at all we end up living a faith without focus. Thanksgiving has the power to bring God's perspective and focus to our everyday lives!

When I thank God for his blessings it impacts my attitudes. We all know what it's like to be around the person who thinks the world "owes them something."  That kind of thinking fills a person with ingratitude and bitterness. What about the person who recognizes through thanksgiving the wonderful truth that God has "given them everything." That's the person with the truly magnetic personality.  The attraction is in their attitude of continuous joy. You cannot find that attitude in our world apart from thanksgiving.

When I thank God for his Character it impacts my character! Thankful people become holy people. As you thank God for His patience you develop endurance. As you thank Him for his unfailing love you'll grow an ability to love even the unloveliest....to love even in the worst of times. As you thank Him for His grace you develop a giving attitude. Praise not only pleases God, it changes us!

When I thank God for His Son it gives me a new sense of security and victory.  The results of the gift of Jesus Christ our Savior are staggering, truly "indescribable." Thankfulness is the proclamation of our trust in the truth that Jesus loved us and gave His life for us. When your faith focus becomes Jesus Christ then your life focus becomes victory!

Pastor H. Petersen

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2006, 08:43:46 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "BORN TO GROW" JANUARY 6, 2005


"BORN TO GROW"

"Feed the flock of God which is among you" (1 Peter 5:2).

It should grieve us to realize how many abandoned babes in Christ there are -- -- spiritual orphans.  In these days of spiritual dearth there is an ever increasing need for the ministry of nurturing new believers, that they may be "rooted and built up in Him, and established" (Colossians 2:7.)  "The greatest proof of your love for Christ is that you care for those who belong to Him; 'if you love Me, feed my sheep'".  -- -- J. B. S.

"Let us not feel that our task is done with the rebirth of a soul.  The great burden of the Christian ministry should be that Christ may be formed in men, and that they, in turn, may be living witnesses to others.  Notice Peter's words: 'But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people.  But for what purpose has all this been accomplished?  He goes on to say '... that ye should show forth the praises of Him who have called you out of the darkness into His marvelous light' (1 Peter 2:9). 'But ye are.....   that ye should.'  We believe in Christ's power and desire to win  others, but for want?  The whole purpose of salvation is that men and women may grow in the deeper stable characteristics of the Christian life -- that they might be conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ" --  G.D.

The Christian life is not merely a converted life nor even a concentrated life, but it is the Christ-life.  It is the consuming desire of the Lord Jesus to reincarnate Himself in the believer."  --R.P.

"Neither as being Lord over God's heritage, but being en samples to the flock" (1 Peter 5:3).
By M. Stanford

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 08:45:43 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "DOCTRINAL - EXPERIENTIAL" JANUARY 7, 2005


"DOCTRINAL - EXPERIENTIAL"

"Ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you" (Rom. 6:17).

The only true, consistent, and Christ-honoring experience is that which emerges from a clear-cut faith in the explicit facts of the Word.  Sound doctrine is the one basis for a mature walk and effective service.  "Thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of a good doctrine" (1 Tim. 4:6).

"We must remember that our death to sin was once for all accomplished at the Cross.  There the believer shared the death of the Lord Jesus; for when he became a believer, the life he received was life in Christ, that is, life out of death, resurrection life, 'newness of life'; and the relation to sin and the law which Christ had, became those of the believer!  Our experience of it all is simply the entering by faith into what has already happened at the Cross."

"God now commands each of us to reckon ourselves as having died with Christ to sin -- and therefore as now dead  unto into sin; and as having risen with Christ, and therefore now alive to God (Rom. 6:11).  Now it is always on the basis of what God has done that He asks us to reckon, to appropriate.  God makes the facts, and tells us to take the attitude that befits these facts; and when we obey, He increasingly works our experiential victory in and through us." -- W. R.N.

"Give attendance...  To doctrine" (1Tim. 4:13).

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 08:47:26 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "SUBSTITUTE -- REPRESENTATIVE" JANUARY 8, 2005



"SUBSTITUTE -- REPRESENTATIVE"


"Crucified with Him" (Roman 6:6)

Often when a believer finally sees his identification with the Lord Jesus in His death and resurrection, as set forth in Romans Six, he will then seek to experience it by self-effort.  The net result: Romans Seven!

"As our Substitute He went to the Cross alone, without us, to pay the penalty of our sins; as our Representative He took us with Him to the Cross, and there, in the sight of God, we all died together with the Lord Jesus.  We may be forgiven because He died in our stead; we may be delivered because we died with Him."

"God's way of deliverance for us, a race of hopeless  incurable's, is to put us away in the Cross of His Son, and then to make a new beginning by recreating us in union with Him, the Risen, Living One.  It is the Holy Spirit who will make these great facts real and true in our experience as we depend upon Him; and so the plague of our hearts will be stayed, and we shall go on to be conformed to the image of the Lord Jesus Christ."-- J.C.M.

"The Holy Spirit so unites us to Christ that Christian experience becomes a reproduction in us of the essential facts of Christ's fourfold revelation.  He died unto sin: with Him we died (Gal. 2:20). He arose: with Him we are risen (Col. 3:1). He is in heaven: our life is hid with Christ in God (Col. 3:3).  He will appear again: with Him we shall appear in glory (Col. 3:4)." --N.BH.

"Risen with Christ" (Col. 3:1).
By M. Stanford

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 08:48:56 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "RESPONSIBILITY" JANUARY 9, 2005


"RESPONSIBILITY"

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace" (John 16:33).

There are far too many irresponsible believers.  At the same time, there are far too many over-responsible believers who are seeking to carry out the Lord's responsibilities.  Our primary concern is to trust Him, and rest in Him, while "it is  God who confirms that makes us steadfast and establishes us..... in Christ" (2 Cor. 1:21, Amp).

"The good fight is the flight of faith.  Nothing is easier than to step out of faith into feeling, or sight.  But then it is failure, and no longer a fight of faith.  When we abide in the Lord Jesus,  the force of the assault is borne by Him.  He takes the strain and the burden; whilst the believer passes into His triumphs, and is kept in perfect peace through it all."

"The believer then understands the meaning of Asa's words:    'Lord, it is nothing with Thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power...  Oh Lord, Thou art our  God; let not man prevail against Thee..' (2 Chron.14:11.)  Against us?  No; against thee!  Why?  Because the battle is the Lord's!  How often we have looked at the battle as ours, and have asked that man shall not prevail against us.  But perhaps you are not wholly on the Lord's side; and this may be the secret of your failure.  If you want continuous victory, you must be on the side of Him who knows no defeat.  The question is not whether the Lord is on your side, but whether you or on the Lord's side."-- E. H.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee; because he trusteth in Thee" (Isa.  26:3).
By M. Stanford

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2006, 08:50:27 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "IMITATING IS IMITATION" JANUARY 10, 2005


"IMITATING IS IMITATION"

"For  to me to live is Christ" (Phil. 1:21)

Once we learn the truth of our union with the Lord Jesus, and of the Holy Spirit's indwelling, any attempt to imitate Christ will be seen for what it is: unscriptural, and futile.

"Our Father is going to teach us, mainly through personal failure, that the life we live is the life of our Lord Jesus alone.  The Christian life is not our living a life like Christ, or our trying to be Christ-like, nor is it Christ giving us the power to live a life like His; but it is Christ Himself living His own life through us; 'no longer I, but Christ.'"

The end of Christ's incarnation, death and resurrection was to prepare and form an holy nature and frame for us in Himself, to be communicated to us by union and fellowship with Him; and not to be able to produce to ourselves the first originals of such an holy nature by our only endeavors."

"The believer's true education is in the growth of Christ within.  The Church's real ministry is not multitudinous public services, so-called, but the forming of the Lord Jesus Christ in the lives of His people; the reproduction of Christ; epistles made alive by the Holy Spirit, to be seen and read of all men." --C.A.F.

"There is no answer to infidelity like the life of the Lord Jesus displayed through the Christian.  Nothing puts the madness of the infidel, and folly of the superstitious more to shame and silence than the humble, quiet, devoted walk of a thorough -- going, heavenly-minded, and divinely-taught believer."

"But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you" (2 Thess. 3:3).
By M. Stanford

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2006, 08:52:17 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "IN-BORN MINISTRY" JANUARY 12, 2005



"IN-BORN MINISTRY"

"It is not you who chose Me, but it is I who chose you and appointed you that you might go and be fruitful" (John 15:16, Wey.).

We must be born into our ministry, our service; and it must be born in us.  Thus it will be a sharing of life, through which others will be born and will "grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18).

"Our Father will never put work or service in the place of character; and, if we do that, eternity will reveal that, however much we may have done, we are very small amongst the inhabitants of the Land, whose stature will be measured by 'the measure of Christ.'  It would be well if all who contemplated or are engaged in the work of God were governed by this one absolute final law: that, both as to themselves and as to those amongst whom they minister, the ultimate test is -- not how much work is done, but how much of Christ is present, or results from the sharing." --T.A.S.

"The Gospel can never be fully preached by the eloquence of the evangelist; it finds its true authority only in the lives of those it has laid hold of.  We live in a day when it is easy to evade the Cross worked out in our lives, and in which we are apt to place our confidence in modern methods and techniques of evangelism.  But lacking the solid evidence of godly living and devotion to the Lord Himself, these will become 'a fanfare of  trumpets or the crashing of cymbals--nothing more' (1 Cor. 13: 1)."--J.C.M.

"Ye are My witnesses, saith the Lord, and My servants whom I have chosen" (Isa. 43:10).
By M. Stanford

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2006, 08:53:48 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "REST OF SANCTIFICATION" JANUARY 23, 2005



"REST OF SANCTIFICATION"

"According as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of H  Him that hath called us to glory and virtue" (2 Peter 1:3)

It is necessary for our Father to utilize very firm means in order to separate us from the ingrained idea that sanctification is produced by our work, plus His help.


"A superficial acquaintance with God's plan leads to the view that while justification is God's work, by faith in Christ, sanctification is our work, to be performed under the influence of the gratitude we feel for the deliverance we have experienced, and by the aid of the Holy Spirit.  But the earnest Christian soon finds how little gratitude can supply the power.  When he thinks more prayer will bring it, he finds that, indispensable as prayer it is not enough.  Often the believer struggles hopelessly for years, until he listens to the teaching of the Spirit, as He glorifies Christ again, and reveals Christ, our Sanctification, to be appropriated by faith alone." --A.M.

"Look not upon the life of holiness as a strain and an effort, but as the natural out growth of the life of Christ within you.  And let ever again a quiet, hopeful, gladsome faith hold itself assured that all you need for a holy life will most assuredly be given you out of the holiness of the Lord Jesus.  Thus will you understand and prove what it is to abide in Christ our sanctification"-- A. M.

"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine  nature" (2 Pete 1:4).
By M.  Stanford

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2006, 08:55:27 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "BENCH, OR ARENA"? JANUARY 24, 2005


"BENCH, OR ARENA"?

"Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator" ( 1 Peter 4:19).

Initially, all we are able to trust God for is our justification.  During this, stage we are usually satisfied to remain spectators in the battle of life.  Later, when we know Him better and are thereby able to trust Him more fully, we become willing to let our Father take us down into the arena and make us participators. "No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier" ( 2 Timothy 2:4).

If you would know victory you must have conflict; it is ridiculous to talk about having a victorious life when you have never been in conflict.  You must be prepared to enter the arena with the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and He will give you lessons day by day.  No one can enjoy freedom without paying the price, even in the ordinary values of life.  If you would know what it is to triumph, you must certainly pass through tribulation.  If you want  patience, then it is tribulation; if you want victory there must be conflict."

"Does Paul regret the thorn in the flesh that drew forth words that have comforted countless millions?  Do the men for whom the winds were contrary wish they had been spared the storm that brought their Lord to them, walking on the sea, and caused Him to speak that immortal 'It is I: be not afraid'?"

"The  things which happened unto  me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel" ( Phil. 1:12)
By M. Stanford

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2006, 08:59:03 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "The Day of Reckoning" JANUARY 30, 2005


The Day of Reckoning

Scripture Reading:

"But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; who will render to every man according to his deeds." -- Romans 2:5,6

Few would disagree that we live in a cruel world where sin besets us on every hand.  Who will ever forget the senseless terrorist attack on the World Trade Center where 3,000 souls perished.  Such atrocities oftentimes bring cries of protest as to why God doesn't do something with those who commit such hideous sins?  To keep things in prospective, according to Proverbs 6:17 the sins of pride and lying, of which we all are guilty, are even a greater abomination in the sight of God than hands that shed innocent blood.  The reason for this is because they are sins that fuel these types of brutalities.

GOD'S GRACE

"To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation" (II Cor. 5:19).

During the age of grace God has reconciled Himself to His enemies and is not imputing their trespasses unto them.  This could not be said of those who lived under the Law for God did at times impute their sins to them with catastrophic results.  When the Children of Israel committed the sin of idolatry 3,000 souls fell by the edge of the sword in judgment (Ex. 32:15-28).  The sin of disobedience committed by Nadab and Abihu for offering strange fire resulted in their death by fire (Lev. 10:1,2).  The sin of murmuring brought severe consequences when Miriam was plagued with leprosy.  Aaron, her brother was quick to beseech the Lord to "lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly" (Num. 12:1-15).  Little did Korah, Dathan and  Abiram realize that when they committed the sin of rebellion the earth would open up and swallow them and their families (Num. 16:28-34).  These are but a few samples of sins imputed to those who dared to trespass against God.

Today under grace, God is not imputing (to put to one's charge) the world's sins unto them, but rather is giving every man, everywhere, an opportunity to be saved.  To help our understanding of this truth let us say that a bank gives you an unlimited line of credit.  As a display of grace the banker tells you that there will be no payments, interest or service charges imputed (that would be grace), but will require full payment on the account at the end of 25 years.

Recklessly, you go on a spending spree running the account into the hundreds of millions of dollars.  Suddenly, you are confronted with the reality that you have mounted a debt that you will never be able to repay in this lifetime or the next.  As the day of reckoning approaches you work and work to satisfy the debt, but to no avail. About that time someone you have never met offers to pay the entire debt on your behalf, all you must do is believe that he is able and willing to pay the amount owed.  What will you response be to such a gracious offer -- belief or unbelief?  While God is not imputing sins at this hour the unsaved are accountable for those trespasses if they reject Christ's vicarious work on their behalf.

They who continue in unbelief are storing up sins, which will one day condemn them at the Great White Throne Judgment, yet to come.  Those who are behind the murder of defenseless citizens may think they have evaded the arm of justice, but they are sadly mistaken!  The angels of  God are recording all of these evil deeds.  When they stand before the righteous Judge at the end of time, the books will be opened and every man will be judged according to his works (Rev. 20:1-15).  Their sins  that have reached to heaven will plunge them into the depths of torment.  They shall not escape the justice of God!

But isn't God a God of love, surely He would never condemn anyone to hell?  Yes, "God is love!"  He loved the world so deeply that He sent His only begotten Son to this earth to die for our sins -- there is no greater demonstration of love than for a man to lay down his life for his friends.  But God is also holy and righteous and when it comes to the matter of sin His justice must, without exception, be satisfied. Always remember, any infraction against God's infinite holiness requires an infinite penalty.

Those who reject God's gracious offer of reconciliation, refusing to receive His provision of salvation, will be found in their sins.  God will be left with no other recourse, other than to confine the unbelieving to a destiny of eternal torment.  If you end up in the Lake of Fire, unsaved friend, you will have no one to blame, but YOURSELF!  God sent His Son to save you.  Christ died for your sins, was buried and rose again.  The gospel has been preached, and you have been warned!  Now the matter rests with you -- BELIEVE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND THOU SHALT BE SAVED! (Acts 16:31).

Heed these words of St. Paul before it is too late: "Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you... by which also ye are saved." "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; "And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" (I Cor. 15:1-4).

By Pastor Paul M. Sadler,

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2006, 09:01:05 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "WHAT REALLY MATTERS" JANUARY 31, 2005


WHAT REALLY MATTERS

Who would ever have thought that a mouse could force a modern airline to transfer 42 passengers from one big jet airliner to another and give the pilot and crew a sixteen-hour vacation?

Well, it happened in London recently. One of the "between flight" cleaners spotted a mouse on the New York-bound jet and reported it to his superiors, with the result that the 42 passengers were transferred to a plane leaving some hours later.

The British Overseas Airways Corporation said that they were doing this to de-infest and fumigate the plane. But --all this: de-infest and fumigate the giant plane because of one little mouse? or even a few little mice?

Well, maybe, but do you know what I think? I think they foresaw panic aboard if some of the passengers should see that little mouse while they were in flight. Women donít exactly like mice and it wouldnít be good to have them standing up on seats or rushing for exits at 30,000 feet altitude!

Isnít it odd! They say a little mouse can scare a big elephant, and it isnít too different with the human race. Comparatively little things tend to frighten us, while too often we hardly notice great dangers.

The fact that "it is appointed unto men once to die," and that this can happen when least expected; the fact that after this life there will be no further opportunity to prepare for eternity; the fact that a just and holy God must judge sin (Heb. 9:27): these are the really important matters that so many people overlook in their mad scramble to enjoy life.

Letís get down to earth and be sensible and face the question our Lord asked in Matt. 16:26: "For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" Letís stop living for this life as if it were never to end and for the next as if it were never to begin.

The Lord Jesus Christ died on Calvary to pay the penalty for our sins (I Cor. 15:3) so that we might be saved and sure of heaven. Why not trust in Him and receive "redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace" (Eph. 1:7).
By C. R. Stam

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2006, 09:58:07 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ " THE POWER OF GODLINESS " FEBRUARY 1, 2005


THE POWER OF GODLINESS

God would have us live as His own sacred possession, separate from this world-system, but godliness is out of style these days. Religious leaders in ever greater number are telling us that to win the world we must become part of it and to win the people of the world we must fellowship with them in the things they do and the places to which they go. But the believer cannot impress the world by conforming to it. And even if he could this approach would still be contrary to the Will of God, for His Word exhorts us: "Be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable and perfect, will of God" (Rom. 12:2).

It is true godliness, consistent separation to God from this world, which most deeply impresses the lost to whom we bear witness.

True godliness exerts enormous spiritual power. It causes men to toil and sacrifice, yea to suffer and die for Christ and for others. It exerts a profound influence upon those with whom it comes into contact. A truly godly believer will win the respect of other believers and by his example encourage them to live godly lives, while at the same time his godliness will convict the lost, so that they will either be angered or will turn to Christ for salvation.

This is why II Tim. 3:12 says: "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution." Carnal Christians do not like to think about the word "all" in this passage, but it is there and stands as a rebuke to their lack of consecration to God. They have "a form of godliness" but deny "the power thereof" (II Timothy 3:5).
By C. R. Stam

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

nChrist
Global Moderator
Gold Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 60400


May God Lead And Guide Us All


View Profile
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2006, 10:00:02 AM »

~Daily Inspirational ~ "THE PROMISE GOD MADE TO HIMSELF" FEBRUARY 2, 2005


THE PROMISE GOD MADE TO HIMSELF

"In hope of eternal life, which God, who can-not lie, promised before the world [or, "ages"] began" (Tit. 1:2).

"The Cretians are always liars" (Ver. 12). "God... cannot lie" (Ver. 2). What a contrast! And how reassuring to know that our salvation depends upon the Word of God, who cannot lie! Our opening passage, above, however, states that God made this promise "before the world [or, "ages"] began." How can this be? There is no indication that He made this promise to the angels, and there was no one else to whom He could have made it -- except Himself, and this is exactly the truth of the matter. Have we not all made earnest promises to ourselves?

Before God ever made one promise to any man, He promised Himself that He would provide salvation and all the riches of His grace for sinners through Calvaryís finished work, and the promises later made to men were but progressive revelations of a firm purpose He had already made in His own heart of love. Paul, the apostle of "the mystery," refers to this blessed fact again  and again in his epistles:

"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery... the hidden...WHICH GOD HATH ORDAINED BEFORE THE WORLD UNTO OUR GLORY" (I Cor. 2:7).

"According as HE HATH CHOSEN US IN HIM [CHRIST] BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD..." (Eph. 1:4).

"In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, BEING PREDESTINATED ACCORDING TO THE PURPOSE OF HIM WHO WORKETH ALL THINGS AFTER THE COUNSEL OF HIS OWN WILL" (Eph. 1:11).

"Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to HIS OWN PURPOSE AND [HIS OWN] GRACE, WHICH WAS GIVEN US IN CHRIST JESUS BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN" (II Tim. 1:9).
By C. R. Stam

___________________________________
From Grace And The Truth Ministries
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/

Should this Inspirational be a blessing and encouragement to you, why not send to a friend, coworker or, to your loved one who maybe defending the USA. The Word of God is so needed in our troubled world.  It is our heart at GRACE AND THE TRUTH and mission to reach as many people as we possibly can TO SHARE with them the Word of God and all that the Lord Jesus Christ has done for members of the body of Christ.

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

Click Below For FREE Email Subscription:
http://www.graceandthetruth.com/pop_up.htm
___________________________________
Logged

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 7 Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs



Copyright © 1999-2016 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the

Powered by SMF 1.1 RC2 | SMF © 2001-2005, Lewis Media