They That Wait Upon the Lord
Psalm 40:1-2; Isaiah 40:31
3-10-18, Henry Morris, PhD -- This is one of the best-loved promises of the Bible, for it is easy to grow weary and faint in our mortal bodies, even when doing the work of the Lord. The answer, we are told, is to "wait upon the LORD." What does this mean?
The dying faithful patriarch Jacob cried out: "I have waited for Thy salvation, O LORD." (Genesis 49:18)
Perhaps the clearest insight into its meaning is its use in the picture of Christ foreshadowed in the 40th Psalm.
"I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry" (Psalm 40:1).
"The everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary" (Isaiah 40:28), and His gracious promise is that we can "renew our strength" (literally, "exchange our strength," our weakness for His strength!) by "waiting upon Him."
We wait patiently for Him, we gather together unto Him, we look for Him, we cry unto Him, we trust Him, and He renews our strength! Source
•7/20: IDF troop killed by sniper near Gaza
•7/20: Israel jets hit 60+ Hamas targets in Gaza
A ceasefire announced by Islamic terror group Hamas in Gaza after a wave of Israel's deadly air strikes across the Palestinian enclave sparked by the Hamas murder of an Israeli soldier.
•7/24: IDF shot down Syrian jet that entered Israeli airspace BUT Syria said they were after ISIS and in their own airspace
Israel shoots down Syrian fighter jet that 'infiltrated airspace' Syria said
they were conducting attacks on ISIS in their own airspace
7-24-18, Syria accuses Israel of aiding Islamic State [ISIS]... Israel said the Syrian Sukhoi jet crossed 2 km into Israeli-controlled airspace. [In February, an Israeli F-16 jet was brought down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire.] Syrian state media said that a Syrian warplane had been targeted by Israel while conducting raids in Syrian airspace. "The Israeli enemy confirms its support for the armed terrorist groups and targets one of our warplanes, which was striking their groups in the area of Saida on the edge of the Yarmouk Basin in Syrian airspace." An Israeli military statement appeared to acknowledge that its mission was related to the civil war next door; it said:"Since morning hours, there has been an increase in the internal fighting in Syria, including an increase in the activity of the Syrian Air Force. Israel will continue to operate against any breach of a 1974 UN armistice deal that established buffer zones on the Golan."
Israel shot down Syrian jet ... first time in four years
that Israeli forces intercepted a Syrian aircraft.
The missiles were launched at the aircraft after it had traveled approximately 1.2 miles into Israeli airspace. It also occurred just minutes after state media in Syria aired footage filmed at the buffer zone established by the United Nations between Syria and Israel. That area includes the much-disputed Golan Heights region. More here
Seat of Satan is in Pergamum, Turkey
Close Neighbors [appx 200 miles]:
Sweden: 44 Fires
7-22-18, Guardian -- Last week, authorities in Sweden issued an appeal for international aid to help them tackle an epidemic of wildfires that in the last few days has spread across the nation. After months without rain, followed by weeks of soaring temperatures, the nation’s forests had become tinderboxes. The result was inevitable. Wildfires broke out and, by the end of last week, more than 50 forest blazes – a dozen inside the Arctic circle – had spread across Sweden.
In Africa, a weather station at Ouargla, Algeria, in the Sahara desert, recorded a temperature of 51.3C [123 F], the highest reliable temperature ever recorded in Africa.
[I used to live in Las Vegas NV - it often was 120 in my back yard - weathermen don't report it. Doesn't seem so unusual to be happening in Africa. -- Annette]
Bozeman: Rocky Mountain Wife Carrying Contest
Winner: Adam & Sunny Bacon
Prize: $200 and Beer
The winners of the Montana event was Adam and Sunny Bacon, they didn’t even know about the event until they were signed up just fifteen minutes prior! Adam said, “Someone googled how to get over the hurdles, how to carry, so we went behind the bleachers and practiced, and I didn’t break her.” Beginner’s luck ... they ran the fastest time and won Sunny’s weight in beer; five cases of Coors Banquet plus a check for $200.00. More and 2 minute video here
Finland Rules from Wikipedia: The original course was a rough, rocky terrain with fences and brooks, but it has been altered to suit modern conditions. There is now sand instead of full rocks, fences, and some kind of area filled with water (a pool). These are the following rules set by the International Wife Carrying Competition Rules Committee:
- The length of the 3 obstacle track is about 800 feet with two dry obstacles and a 3 ft deep water obstacle
- The man's wife to be carried may be your own, or the neighbor's, or you may have found her further afield; she must, however, be over 17 years of age.
- The minimum weight of the wife to be carried is 108 pounds. If she weighs less, a rucksack containing additional weight to bring the total load will be carried.
- All participants must enjoy themselves.
- The only equipment allowed is a belt worn by the carrier and a helmet worn by the carried.
- The contestants run the race two pairs at a time, so each heat is a contest in itself.
- Each contestant responsible for his/her safety and, if deemed necessary, insurance.
- There is only one category in the World Championships, and the winner is the couple who completes the course in the shortest time.
- Also, the most entertaining couple, the best costume, and the strongest carrier will be awarded a special prize but usually it's the woman's weight in beer. While the International rules are the basis for all competitions, rules and prizes do vary for each competition.
What Are the White Floaties That Come Off Dandelion Weeds?
When the white 'floaties' fly away, umbrella hairs lift the seeds from the head traveling as far as the breeze takes it. Once dropped into another soil location, they quickly germinate causing another weed. Most gardeners struggle to keep them out of their lawn.
The Unequal Yoke
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
6-23-18, Henry Morris, PhD -- This is one of the definitive statements in Scripture on the doctrine of Christian separation. Not only should believers refrain from practicing evil teaching and error, they should not join in any formal association with those who do such things, nor should they enter into a binding relationship of any kind with non-Christians.
There may be a question regarding the full scope of this prohibition, though it probably would not apply to civic clubs, professional societies, and other groups with no religious connotations. The context of this verse implies an association of Christians with pagan idolaters, compromising God’s Word.
The “unequal yoke,” therefore, apparently means to be involved in actual “fellowship” and “communion” in some kind of religious or quasi-spiritual union with unbelievers, and this is forbidden. How “can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3).
Currently, in the modern scene, ancient Greek pantheism has become one form or another of evolutionary humanism. Thus, the prohibition would at least apply to membership in secret lodges or fraternities with a pseudo-religious structure and purpose, as well as membership in liberal churches or cults in the so-called “New Age” orbit.
Clearly, it must also include marriage or partnership or other formal unions with individuals who, as unbelievers in Christ, are either knowingly or unknowingly affected by such pagan beliefs or practices. Instead of such an unequal yoke, we should be joined only to Christ and His followers.
Jesus said, “My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
2 Chronicles 19:2
Outrage: Unjustified Spying On American Citizen!
Ten Takeaways From the FISA Warrants Against Carter Page
The 412 pages of documents turned over in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit brought by several media outlets included the initial October 2016 application [issued during Obama's watch] and the three applications for renewal of the surveillance order.
#1 - The Obama DOJ sought the FISA surveillance order based on the information provided “by the U.S. Dept of State” “in or about October 2016.” When considered in light of last month’s revelation that Steele had met with State Dept officials in October, apparently the Obama administration’s State Department bore equal responsibility for presenting the FISA court unverified hearsay to justify spying on the Trump campaign.
#2 - In charging the DOJ and FBI with abusing the FISA system, Republicans maintain that the FISA applications relied heavily on the Steele dossier’s unverified information the former British spook compiled for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
#6 - The Obama DOJ used leaked information from internal GOP’s platform debates as “evidence” of collusion. Relying on Trump’s “conciliatory words” toward Russia in conflict with GOP insiders to justify spying on the Trump campaign—in effect criminalizing foreign policy differences concerning Ukraine.
While the newly released documents remain heavily redacted, the details not blacked out confirm the charges of abuse laid out early this year were based on the fictitious so called 'dossier' ... The FISA applications create the false impression that Carter Page was a Russian spy and involved with the GOP platform debate. More here
Wallace of Pennsylvania Wants Parents Punished for 'irresponsible breeding' - sounds like China
He's running in Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District against Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) and is endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the National Organization for Women, has used the Wallace Global Fund to give nearly $7 million to population congeal groups since 1997.
Between 1997 and 2003, Wallace gave $420,000 to Zero Population Growth (ZPG) — now Population Connection — an organization co-founded by "Population Bomb" author Paul Ehrlich, Fox News reported. From before its inception, ZPG had announced its intentions to tax large families for the "privilege of irresponsible breeding." A 1968 brochure advocated abortion to stabilize population growth and claimed that "no responsible family should have more than two children." Therefore, "irresponsible people who have more than two children should be taxed to the hilt for the privilege of irresponsible breeding." More here
China ends one-child policy after 35 years
10-29-15, Guardian -- After thirty-five years, China now allows couples to have two children as an active response to an aging population. Couples whose firstborn was a girl may have more than one child. The punishment for families who disobey the dictate limiting their children vary ... If the family planning officials find a rural woman is pregnant and going to give birth to a "child out of plan", they will go to her home and give her a forced abortion. Horrible!
LATIN AMERICAN NATIONS SUPPORT ISRAEL
Guatemala, Paraguay & Honduras
5-10-18, JTA — Latin American nations are sympathetic to Israel. President Trump's decision in December 2017 to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capitol drew wide international criticism. One hundred twenty-eight nations vote with UN condemning Jerusalem as Israel's capitol. The United Kingdom, Germany and France voting in favor of a United Nations more.
However, Guatemala and its U.N. ambassador Jorge Garcia Granados played a crucial role in the adoption of the U.N. partition plan for Palestine in 1947, which recommended creating a Jewish and an Arab state in prestate Israel. In 1948, Guatemala became the first in Latin America to recognize Israel, setting off a domino effect in the region.
5-8-18, Paraguay moving embassy to Jerusalem
JERUSALEM (JTA) — Paraguay is moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from its current position near Tel Aviv. Israel's Foreign Ministry made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday.
4-13-18, The National Congress of Honduras passed "with an overwhelming majority" a resolution to move the country's embassy to Jerusalem, the official capitol of the Jewish state of Israel.
Recently Dozens Killed in Terror Attacks By Islamic Terror Groups: ISIS, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda
- 7-22-18, ISIS affiliate 18 killed in Boko Haram attack in Chad: military source - Eighteen people have been killed in an attack by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in the Lake Chad Nigeria.
- 7-22-18, ISIS says it was behind an explosion at the main gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. Death Toll Rises To 14 In Kabul Suicide Bombing | TOLOnews -- The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that 14 people were killed and at least 60 wounded in Sunday's explosion.
- 7-23-18, Somalia: Al-Qaeda’s Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for an attack on a military base killing 27 soldiers. They said: “First we attacked the base with a booby-trapped vehicle and then we charged…We took control of the base. Some soldiers fled to the forests,” said Al-Shabaab Spokesman Abed el-Aziz Abu Mas’ab. Al Shabaab was responsible for a truck bombing that killed at least 358 people in Mogadishu in October 2017.
- ISIS said they are behind the Las Vegas Nevada USA concert slaughter blamed on Stephen Paddock at the Mandalay Bay Hotel that occurred on Oct 1, 2017.
Islamic terror group ISIS publishes 'kill list' of US military members online
3-21-15, WND -- Apparently the posting of a potential list of targets encouraged followers to kill military members ... A division of ISIS published a 'kill list...
Jan 19, 2012, For years, the Washington foreign policy community has wondered about Turkey leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan ... reportedly Obama and Erdogan talk on the phone regularly are best friends.
Pastor J. D. Farag Weekly Prophecy Update
7-22-18, Pastor JD discusses Presidents Trump & Putin's Helsinki Summit
30 minute video here
Where is Magog, Meshech and Tubal?
- (1) A map I included in my article of the invading nations of Ezekiel 38 & 39’s oracle often referred to as the Battle of Gog of Magog, wherein I located Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer and Togarmah all in Asia Minor or modern day Turkey
- (2) My identification of the lands controlled by Assyria during the reign of King David, and the ministry of Asaph.
Key Found in Fish Belly Became Key to the
Kingdom for Abusive Muslim Man
Jesus told Peter to go fishing ... he found coin in fishes belly.
7-25-18, SIM* -- In March 2018, a West African Christian woman, Adabele Okeke stood up at an annual church meeting asking for prayer for her Muslim husband, Makena. She also testified that that because she wanted to go to a week long church meeting … Makena was furious and beat her severely -- again. She went to the meeting anyway and while she was gone he locked her out of their home. He declared to the neighbors that his wife would never enter his home again. To make his point, as he headed to his girlfriend's house, he threw Adabele's house key in the river.
As Adabele returned home, she stopped at the market planning to prepare a hearty meal praying to appease Makena. When she reached the house she was puzzled that it was locked up tight. So she began to prepare the meal assuming Makena would be home soon. Cleaning the fish and a key fell out of its belly. Puzzled she noticed the key looked similar to her own house key; she tried it and it worked - thank YOU, Lord! While the food cooked, she cleaned the house waiting for Makena to return.
When Makena arrived home from his Islamic Friday prayers, he saw his house was open and a fire going in the outdoor kitchen. He was enraged thinking Adabele broke into the locked house. He soon saw nothing was damaged and demanded to know how she got in. Adabele explained about the key in the fish. Makena was a superstitious man and was stunned deciding he should check out her ‘religion.’
On Sunday Makena went to church with Adabele and after the sermon he spoke to the Pastor recounting the incredulous story about the house key and said, "I want to serve the God of the Christians. He is the One who knows and has power to do what no one else can."
Adabele’s prayers were answered Makena accepted Christ and was born again!
The apostle Matthew tells of a fish caught with a coin in its mouth... (Matthew 17:27). God is still 'fisher of men' hallelujah!
*Excerpted and adapted full original message here: https://www.sim.org.au/Connect/Blog/June-2018/Key-of-the-Kingdom More here
Sunday Worship Hymn Playlist
'He Will Carry You'
- Israel carried out airstrikes and deployed tanks against Gaza City militant sites
- Hamas announced a ceasefire with Egyptian and UN help which has largely held
- Three Hamas militants were killed More here
7-22-18, Fox News -- Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war.
Why Does God Take Good or Young
Leaving Wicked and Elderly?
Allowing bad things to happen to the good?
God allowed Satan to persecute Job; Job withstood the tragedies in his life and through it all he honored and glorified God. In the end Job was blessed ...
A good example is found in the Bible’s book of Job when God allowed Satan to do everything he wanted to Job except kill him and Satan did his worst. Job did not understand why God allowed him to suffer so many tragedies; but he knew God was good and continued to trust in Him. [And in the end of Job’s life; he recovered what was lost plus. Job 42:13-14,16]
“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in Him” (Job 13:15). “The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised” (Job 1:21).
Bad things may happen to good people in this world because:
- The worst things happened to the best Person, the Lord Jesus. He was the only truly Righteous One, yet He suffered more than we can imagine. We follow in His footsteps: 1 Peter 2:20–23). Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
- God uses those bad things for an ultimate, lasting good; clearly we can’t understand but... “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28). When Joseph, innocent of wrongdoing, finally came through his horrific sufferings, he was able to see God’s good plan in it all (see Genesis 50:19–21).
- Perhaps those bad things equip believers for deeper ministry. (2 Corinthians 1:3–5). Those with battle scars can better help those going through battles. Christians have an eternal perspective: “We do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. (2 Corinthians 4:16–18).
own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5–6).
We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
We will have a reward some day and it will be glorious. Hallelujah!
*Excerpted and adapted full original message here
July 2018, Duck Boat, Branson: 31 passengers - only 14 survived - Second Time USA Duck Boats Suffer Tragedy
Nineteen Years Ago in Arkansas Thirteen Drowned
Sudden storm surge with estimated 63 mph winds capsized the boat carrying 31 people on Table Rock Lake, less than 10 miles from the popular tourist destination of Branson, Missouri USA.
Suzanne Smagala Owner and Jim Pattison Jr., president of the company that owns the duck boat tours, Ripley Entertainment Inc. said the company has been in operation for 47 years without any incident. The company has halted further tours in Branson.
Duck boats are amphibious vessels that travel on both land and water. In Branson, they are driven along city streets for part of the 70 minute tour before the driver uses a ramp to enter the lake. The boats are so named for their viability on water land. The vessels were first used during World War II – perhaps most famously during the Allies' D-Day invasion of Normandy in 1944.
*Based on comments on Trip Adviser, four possible captains manned the boats, Jesse, Candy, Cajun and Russ. The "Belle" captain identity hasn't been released. More here
[The seventy minute land and lake ride cost appx $30/ticket. More here
Turkey: American Pastor Brunson in Prison
While ISIS Terrorists Allowed to Roam Free
6-10-18, Newsmax -- President Trump and Sec of State Pompeo and 100 members of the European parliament have signed off on a letter to Turkish Pres Erdogan demanding the release of imprisoned U.S. Pastor Andrew Brunson who has spent much of his incarceration in solitary confinement, and reportedly has lost over 50 pounds due to illness and stress.
7-21-18, Gatestone -- American Christian Pastor Andrew Brunson was charged with terrorism (including "Christianization") and espionage, which carry a sentence of up to 35 years' imprisonment. A Turkish court has decided to continue holding American Pastor Andrew Brunson in prison, to await a fourth hearing on October 12.
Brunson, who has been in jail in Turkey since October 7, 2016, is accused of "membership in an armed terrorist organization." His first court hearing took place on April 16 this year, after 18 months in detention. Meanwhile, according to a 2015 "confidential" note by a Turkish chief of police, there are Islamic terror ISIS sleeper cell houses in seventy cities across Turkey,
According to the lengthy indictment, the pastor is linked to the movement of Fethullah Gülen -- an Islamic cleric who has lived in self-exile in the United States for three decades – and whom the Turkish government accuses of plotting the failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July 2016. Many observers report that Andrew's real crime was being an American Christian in Turkey. More here
Turkey's arbitrary arrests of Brunson, Erdem and many other innocent individuals expose Erdogan's regime as a brutal dictatorship that invades its neighbors, does not tolerate diversity targeting Christians and peaceful dissidents who oppose Islamic jihad. Clearly Turkey does not meet basic requirements for NATO membership here.
7-14-18, Fox News -- If medals were awarded for disgraceful, disrespectful and downright dumb statements by embers of Congress, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., would surely be awarded one for his ridiculous comment Thursday to disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok. Cohen said, "If I could award a purple heart, I would. You deserve one."
Words to Count On
"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord . . ."
7-19-18, * -- After Christ's crucifixion [before His resurrection, Mark 16:6] the beleaguered disciples despaired and said, “We had hoped that He was the one to redeem Israel” (Luke 24:21). There was anguish, despair, and tragedy in their midst. Life had lost its meaning and purpose. However, when the resurrection became apparent, life took on a new meaning; it had purpose and reason.
Missionary, David Livingstone once addressed a group of students at Glasgow University. When he rose to speak, he bore on his body the marks of his African struggles. Several illnesses on nearly 30 occasions had left him gaunt and haggard. His left arm, crushed by a lion, hung limp by his side. After describing his trials and tribulations, he said,
“Would you like to have me tell you what supported me through all the years of exile among people whose language I could not understand and whose attitude toward me was always uncertain and often hostile?
It was this, ‘Jesus said, "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."’ Matthew 28:20; Psalm 25:5
On these words I staked everything, and they never failed.”
Second Great Food War Underway
Tony Moran of US biotech company Cibus said: "It takes on average 13 years and $130 million to launch a GM crop. Rather than just four or five large multinationals dominating the market, you're going to have an explosion of companies all over the world innovating and coming up with improved crop varieties."
Just how far this revolution goes depends on how countries regulate CRISPR foods. The US and some others have decided that simple gene tweaks don't require special regulation. However, the world's biggest market - the European Union [and Russia] - has yet to decide. A court decision due later this month could determine the technique's fate in the EU, which is historically anti-GM, and perhaps the world. More from Harvard here
Two Studies find that CRISPR-edited cells might cause cancer
Jun 11, 2018 - Editing cells' genomes with CRISPR-Cas9 might cause cancer instead of curing it.
8-8-16, Congress was forced into this compromise by Vermont, which passed its own GMO labeling law.
GMO Facts - The Non-GMO Project
In the absence of mandatory labeling, the Non-GMO Project was created to give consumers the informed choice. More than 80% of all genetically modified crops grown worldwide have been engineered for herbicide tolerance.5 As a result, the use of toxic herbicides, such as Roundup®, has increased fifteenfold since GMOs were first introduced.6In March 2015, the World Health Organization determined that the herbicide glyphosate (the key ingredient in Roundup®) is “probably carcinogenic to humans.”Genetically modified crops also are responsible for the emergence of “superweeds” and “superbugs,” which can only be killed with ever more toxic poisons such as 2,4-D (a major ingredient in Agent Orange).7,8
Most GMOs are a direct extension of chemical agriculture and are developed and sold by the world’s largest chemical companies. The longterm impacts of these GMOs are unknown. Once released into the environment, these novel organisms cannot be recalled. More here
Two Republican Presidents
Lincoln & Trump
Suffered Much Criticism & Praise
Just as Republican President Donald Trump’s critics today hysterically shout that he embarrassed Americans before the world: “the European powers will despise us because we have no better material out of which to make a President.”
Since his death, Lincoln has been revered although he was a wildly unpopular President in his day, even within his own party. Likewise Pres Trump also has fanatical critics; but his base of supporters is growing with 80% approving his Helsinki summit with Russia's Putin. Despite a booming economy and outstanding success against ISIS and North Korea and possible good terms with Russia, the onslaught of negativity from leftist liberals continues.
When Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation [freeing slaves], the Chicago Times decried it as “a monstrous usurpation, a criminal wrong, and an act of national suicide.”
As hysterically former CIA chief John Brennan [under Obama] crying treason after Trump’s press conference with Vladimir Putin; Lincoln's haters said: “We have no doubt that this Proclamation seals the fate of this Union as it was and the Constitution as it is.…The time is brief when we shall have a DICTATOR PROCLAIMED, for the Proclamation can never be carried out except under the iron rule of the worst kind of despotism.”
On January 1, 1863, the day the Emancipation Proclamation was issued, former Supreme Court Justice Benjamin R. Curtis said that Lincoln was “shattered, dazed and utterly foolish. It would not surprise me if he were to destroy himself.” [..snip]
This is not to say that Trump is a new Lincoln, or that he will be as heralded after his administration as a distant memory the way Lincoln has been. But the lesson is clear: contemporary opinion doesn’t always line up with historical assessment. It could happen again, and likewise the reverse could happen: the cheers that today greet Barack Obama may one day, in the harsh light of history reveal they have been undeserved, naïve, wrongheaded and foolish in the extreme – at best. More here
WHAT DOES HE MEAN HEIRS
AND JOINT HEIRS WITH CHRIST?
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together."
7-19-18, * – The Apostle Paul said we will be heirs and joint-heirs with our King Jesus Christ Who is our God and Savior. What is an heir? Traditionally, it's adoption into a family when one legally is eligible for an equal share in the father's estate.
What Paul is saying in Romans 8 is that God will give all born again believers everything in equal share belonging to King Jesus. All the rights to those who have been called the "children of God." That’s not saying that we will be Gods ourselves, but we will be Kings and Priest of almighty God for all eternity. 1st Corinthians 2:9-12
The Father loves all His children. He has and gives good gifts to us this side of eternity. In this life, we have been pardoned, our sin washed away by the blood of Jesus and given eternal life and future immortality with Him (Romans 5:6-9, 8:1-4).
The blessings of God began when we believed and accepted Jesus Christ, but they will not end until we receive God's Spirit in full measure and are glorified in His Kingdom. That will come when we either stop breathing on this earth or in the removal of God's Church in the rapture. God who is infinite, without limit and the Creator of all things will bestow on those who love Him all good things; hard to imagine it.
- sad, John 14:1
- have sinned, Psalm 51:1
- facing danger, Psalm 91:1
- faith needs stimulation, Hebrews 11:1
- alone and sad, Psalm 23:1
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