Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Finishing The Course...

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, as I left out the house this evening at 7:25p.m. to be at Calvary Christian Center Church for 7:30p.m. Bible Study I was led of the SPIRIT of the Lord to witness the Word of God to the people holding up my large burgundy brown Bible in my hands as I witnessed up Hillsboro Street.

Elder sister W. in Christ drove by in her red Toyota Camry car with my great aunt inside and since they pulled over and waited for me to "catch a ride" I swiftly "hopped on in" and we drove to church.

At church elder brother Pastor T.J. was teaching on the importance of "finishing our course in Christ" while we remaineth here on earth.

Pastor T.J. preached on KJV Hebrews 12:1 and elaborated and exhorted on how we face a "cloud of witnesses in Heaven" and a "cloud of witnesses on earth" in our daily Christian Walk of Life.

KJV Hebrews 12:1-2,

12Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

People are WATCHING and OBSERVING the "good and bad" behaviour of Christians and may (will) call out any bad, negative, "non-Christ-like" behaviour and inconsistent discrepancies they notice of you.

For instance think of all the great men and women of FAITH in God's Word: Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Ruth, Naomi, Samuel, David, Jeremiah, Daniel, Paul and so many great men and women of God who went through and ultimately overcame their earthly struggles and hardships by the Grace of God.

Nowadays in comparison, we can think the "problems", "challenges" and "issues" in our lives are bad but we are mostly COMPLAINING; it's not like most modern-day Christians are "stoned to death"; thrown in fiery pits; "poisoned on remote islands like John" and "thrown into lion's dens"...

It's like all the people in Heaven are literally "looking down" at us modern Christians and our "troubles" and "shrugging" "Please, you think you have it bad, you have no idea what I went through".

Most modern Christians today (including myself) face very "light affliction" in comparison to what our ancient elder brothers and sisters faced in Days of Old.

We usually have it "easy" but we don't think it such. Amen.

Although Pastor T.J. couldn't find the Scripture verse at the moment he wanted us to find and read about "wearing out" was in KJV Daniel 7:25 about the actions of the Antichrist.

KJV Daniel 7:25, And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Crowds of people will give social PRESSURE to do well and encourage your or may cause you to be discouraged and "give up" in the social fear.

Pastor T.J. encourages the brethren to STAND FAST and FINISH OUR COURSE of serving Christ before we meet our Lord. Amen.

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