reply to post by FeedTic
The victory and rewards are to the OVERCOMERS by the Blood of The Lamb and the Word of our testimony.
Have walked away a couple of times. Nevertheless, Scripture continued to prove true in my life.
I still reaped what I sowed.
THIS IS BOOT CAMP.
God resists being a vending machine,
We are being trained, conditioned, taught, strengthened, wisened up, taught compassion, empathy, Love, HUMILITY
WITH WHICH TO RULE AND REIGN WITH CHRIST THROUGHOUT COUNTLESS AGES AND WORLDS, imho
All is grist for the mill
THAT WE MIGHT THEN
BEAR A GREATER WEIGHT OF GLORY.
The enemy of our souls gets his jollies by trashing us and our faith when he can--the only way he can kick sand in God's eyes for God kicking him out
I don't have all the answers about unanswered prayer.
Henry Wright has some great answers God began showing him after years of him fussing at God about only 5% of those he prayed for getting healed. Now,
I think for 20 years or so, the percentages have been reversed.
The successor to John G Lake . . . . BLAKE is his name . . . can't think of his first name . . .
disagees and says FAITH ALONE will work fine.
I think both are correct.
Yet God insists on RELATIONSHIP and not a formula . . . .
God trashed even His own formulae . . . He wants ongoing dialogue, RELATIONSHIP . . . not manipulations for goodies.
THIS END TIMES ERA reveals Bible prophecy coming true right and left 24/7/365.
The evidence for the truth of Scripture is abundant.
Getting out of my long dark night of the soul was most facilitated by focusing on others; refusing to wallow any longer in self-pity and despair . . .
doing what little I could even if it was being kind to store clerks as I windowshopped. No money to really shop.
That's up from extreme utter despair hardly able to get dressed.
Telling God even loudly how you feel and what you NEED from Him is fitting. Asking Him to make Himself real in your life and need is fitting.
He does move in His time--used to hate that song.
He is God. We are not.
Hannah Whithall Smith's
THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT left me angry . . .
The author in one of her long dark nights of the soul went to her grandmotherly mentor and realled out her tales of woe.
The mentor only responded:
AHHH, YES . . . AND . . . THERE IS GOD.
THEN SHE CHANGED THE SUBJECT.
DID NOT LISTEN TO NOR RESPOND TO THE TALES OF WOE.
Eventually, I did realize . . .
BECAUSE THERE IS GOD . . .
little else makes any lasting, eternal difference . . .
HE IS GOD. WE ARE NOT.
All else is detail.
He declares that He is touched with the feelings of our infirmities. and He was and IS.
We CAN trust that. Eventually, He will meet the broken and contrite BEFORE HIM.
The proud He will resist.
The humble, He heals and lifts up.
IN HIS TIME. IN HIS WAYS.