Remember, the Lord identified who in His eyes are sinners! You have been notified as believers of Satan’s coming sifting. And the Lord is praying for you that your faith not fail, and you share your testimony to strengthen thy brethren.
Wherever sinners flee from God’s justice, it will overtake them. Those whom God brings to heaven by his grace, shall never be cast down; but those who seek to climb thither by vain confidence in themselves, will be cast down and filled with shame.
That which makes escape impossible and ruin sure, is, that God will set his eyes upon them for evil, not for good. Wretched must those be on whom the Lord looks for evil, and not for good. The Lord would scatter the Jews, and visit them with calamities, as the corn is shaken in a sieve; but he would save some from among them.
If professors make themselves like the world, God will level them with the world. The sinners who thus flatter themselves, shall find that their profession will not protect them.
Where God gives grace to be humble, he will give wisdom, faith, and holiness. To be humble, and subject to our reconciled God, will bring greater comfort to the soul than the gratification of pride and ambition.
But it is to be in due time; not in thy fancied time, but God’s own wisely appointed time. Does he wait, and wilt not thou? What difficulties will not the firm belief of his wisdom, power, and goodness get over!
Then be humble under his hand. Cast “all you care;” personal cares, family cares, cares for the present, and cares for the future, for yourselves, for others, for the church, on God.
And let us beware that we do not abuse or misuse the mercies received, by the disposition of the heart when prayers are granted When men ask of God prosperity, they often ask with wrong aims and intentions.
If we thus seek the things of this world, it is just in God to deny them. Unbelieving and cold desires beg denials; and we may be sure that when prayers are rather the language of lusts than of graces, they will return empty.
Here is a decided warning to avoid all criminal friendships with this world. Worldly-mindedness is enmity to God. An enemy may be reconciled, but “enmity” never can be reconciled.
A man may have a large portion in things of this life, and yet be kept in the love of God; but he who sets his heart upon the world, who will conform to it rather than lose its friendship, is an enemy to God. So that any one who resolves at all events to be upon friendly terms with the world, must be the enemy of God.
CLOSING PEAYER by Robert
Father in heaven polish their internal lens and brighten the light within their hearts, so it may shine forth, for those trapped in the dark, so they may see and come forward. “Lord”, I come before thee as a humble servant seeking your strength to reflect your light into this dark world, that I may share what thou has bestowed as gifts.
As your humble servant, Lord, I have placed my foot in your footprint. And ask you loose unto all who follow and step into your footprint the spirits of discernment, understanding, courage, grace, pardoning mercy, goodness, kindness, and mercies towards all who enter their life’s journey, deepen their conversations so they are Godly and Holy.
I pray for this Father, so your children who Love Cherish and Honour your Deity will not cease in this world. This I place before thy throne for you to hear as a petition for your mercies to be upon all, Father, as we discern the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Amen and Amen, in the name of Yeshua, I pray.“