Jottings – Overcomer

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“You can’t be an overcomer unless there is something to overcome.”

 

Anonymous

 

 

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Jottings – The Joy Of The Lord In Our Midst

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“Ah, my friends, it is a great thing to have the Name of the Lord as our centre, and to taste the joy of the Lord in our midst. To ensure this, what God wants is simplicity. He wants you just to be what you are. And what are you? If you are a believer in Jesus, you are a child of God, an heir of glory, and you are of the company of the sanctified. You belong to that blessed One on high. You are His, and He is yours. And all His heart, all His strength, and all that He is is yours; and ‘He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.’ So that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear. What shall man do unto me?’ (Hebrews 13:6). The fact is, a saint that is right with God, goes through this dark world like a glow-worm. As you pass through this scene, you go with the exhilarating sense that you have no power save that which is of God, and that is infinite. You have, and are to count on all the resources of God being with you in the day of battle. What a wonderful thing it is to be a saint of God in the night of Christ’s absence.”

 

W.T.P. Wolston, “Jehoshaphat’s Victory (2 Chronicles 20:1-30), in Handfuls of Purpose Part 3 (Miscellaneous, chapters 15 – 30). Accessed on 7/6/14 here: http://www.stempublishing.com/authors/wolston/HAND318.html

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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Jottings – God Does Not Despise Our Personalities

 

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God does not despise our personalities… the problem is that sin twists our personalities. God has a plan for your life and your personality was custom designed by God to fit His will. Do not let sin hijack the personality God gave you.

 

Paraphrased. Gary McBride, Mentions Of The Phrase ‘The Man of God’ In The Scriptures. Series of Addresses at Greenwood Hills First Family Conference, June 28 – July 5, 2014.

 

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Jottings – God Is Not A Subject

 

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“God is not a subject to learn but a person to know.”

 

Joe Mikhael, The Appearances of Christ Before His Birth and After His Resurrection: The Theophanies and Christophanies. Series of Addresses at Greenwood Hills First Family Conference, June 28 – July 5, 2014.

 

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Jottings – The Greater The Conscious Weakness The More Is He Clung To And Counted On

 

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Commenting on Romans 7:4 — “We are set in relation to One who is pledged in love to support us. It is not now a demand to which there is no strength to answer, but a Person in whom all the wealth of divine grace is embodied, and in whom there is a full supply of all that weakness needs for its support, It is not, merely that He is a storehouse of supply, but it is all made available in personal love. Our sources of supply and strength are realised in conscious nearness to One who loves us. How all hardness and legality would go from our spirits if we kept the company of Christ! With what certainty would our hearts be assured that we could count on Him for everything! Every true husband loves to support his wife and supply all she needs, but he also loves to give her what is nearer to his heart even than his support– his personal affection and companionship. What a new spirit is formed in one who companies with Christ! The greater the conscious weakness the more is He clung to and counted on. The more trying the circumstances one may be called upon to pass through the more is companionship in them valued, and what companionship can be compared with that of Christ? It is the consciousness of this that sets our spirits free from all legality.”

 

C.A. Coates, The Book of Romans, n.d.

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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Hitting The Sanctification Gym

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My good friend Keith Keyser recently posted on his blog an excellent exhortation entitled Becoming A Spiritual Heavyweight.

In the article brother Keith addresses the need for intentional self discipline. Drawing heavily on scripture, Keith demonstrates that the way in which we live our daily lives not only impacts our Christian life now, but also throughout eternity.

Keith’s call to a disciplined life is highly relevant for the digital sojourner. The digital world is a deadly minefield… one misstep online can easily destroy one’s testimony.

I encourage you to check it out…

 

Link: Becoming A Spiritual Heavyweight

 

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Jottings – He Lives For Us

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Christ did not simply die for us; He rose again and lives for us.

 

Wiersbe, W. W. (1993). Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines on the Old Testament (Psalm 22–24). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books. Logos Edition.

 

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Jottings – Lost Peace Found

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Commenting on Romans 15:33 “God alone can preserve peace. Backslider! hast thou lost it? Go and seek it again of God. Christian! is thy peace marred? Go to God, and he can say to every doubt, ‘Lie down doubt,’ and to every fear, ‘Begone.’ He can speak to every wind that can blow across thy soul, and can say, ‘Peace, be still;’ for he is the God of peace, since he preserves it. Trust in him.”

 

C. H. Spurgeon, “The God of Peace,” in The New Park Street Pulpit Sermons, Vol. I. Originally preached on November 4, 1855. (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1855), p. 374.

 

Thanks Keith!

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Penn — Of Penn & Teller Fame — Receives a Bible and Shares His Challenging Thoughts


 

 

In this video Penn, of Penn & Teller fame, retells the story of someone giving him a Bible. Penn also shares his thoughts about the experience. Very, very interesting.

Penn is clear that he is an atheist, however he is very complimentary of the gift and the one who gave it to him. He concludes by challenging all Bible believing Christians to be intellectually honest— if we really believe there is a hell and those who die in their sins will suffer for eternity then it is pure hatred NOT to share the gospel message with all urgency.

 

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Jottings — Impossible That God Should Forget His Word

 

Commenting on Exodus 2:23-25 – “It is impossible that God should forget His word, and if He delay to accomplish it, it is only for the brighter display of His unchanging grace and love.”

Edward Dennett, Typical Teachings of Exodus: Being a Simple Exposition. (London: W. H. Broom, 1882), p. 17.

Also available at STEMPublishing.com. See Chapter 3 “The Commission of Moses.”

 

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