God’s purpose is that each Christian should press onward in the life of holiness aiming at final perfection, like a runner in a race. God has made provision for each Christian to be a “perfect” runner. In running a race, it is half the battle to make a good start. And in the Christian race, it gives a tremendous impetus to the believer if he starts and continues with a clear, steady faith in Christ for full deliverance from sin. What is the greatest hindrance to a Christian starting and continuing in this glorious race? Surely it is indwelling sin. But praise God, as we shall show, we may be set gloriously free from this indwelling, entangling hindrance, we may be made perfectly whole and clean within and filled with the blessed Holy Spirit. This is “Perfection the True.” Thus we can, through grace, fulfill the command, “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, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb. 12:1, 2) – Brockett
The unchristian world that walks by sight and not by faith and knows not the dignity of the Christian nor what the Christians are entitled to. The Christian is favored by heaven and will be an inhabitant of that place where the unchristian as well as the antichristian person cannot go. The unchristian and the antichristian alike will see Jesus with His frowns, the terror of His majesty and vengeance but the true Christian will see His smiles, the glory of His majesty, His beauty. The impure will be terrified by His purity. Those who hope to live with Him must strive to be more pure. “It is the hope of hypocrites, and not the sons of God that makes an allowance for the gratification of impure desires and lusts.” – Matthew Henry
The work of the Holy Spirit in the progressive sanctification of the newborn soul is indirect: in opening the heart to receive the truth, the instrument of purification; in giving vigor to the spiritual life; in strengthening the will to resist temptation, and in diminishing the power of evil habits. It is repressive of depravity rather than totally destructive.
The entire eradication of the propensity to sin is by the direct and instantaneous act of the Holy Spirit responsive to a special act of faith in Christ claiming the full heritage of the believer. It is in reference to this distinctive act of the Sanctifier that it is noted by an eminent expositor “that in the New Testament we never read expressly and unmistakably of sanctification as a gradual process.” This is said in view of the almost universal use of the aorist tense of the verbs to sanctify and to cleanse. – Dr. Daniel Steele
An excerpt from my soon to be released book “Jesus the Christ made a statement,” Pastor Ward
There is video evidence that Trump supporters were trying to stop ANTIFA from breaking into the capital. ANTIFA was trying to smash an emergency door and a patriot stepped in to stop it. There is also video evidence that police were in on the breach. They opened the gates and stepped aside to let “protestors” in. Witnesses all have matching stories of what happened but the media will not share it. A few witnesses heard antifa’s plan to “shake things up”. It was ANTIFA who stormed the capital, they were not Trump supporters. You can find this on Parler or in Facebook groups like ThePatriotParty. It’s all there on video that Facebook and YouTube keep trying to remove. Parler won’t delete them tho, try there.
PRAYER FOR THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICESAs the next few days are critical in the Texas case coming before the Supreme Court, let’s agree in prayer that God will have His way in this process to restore truth and justice to this nation.
“He appointed judges in the land…He told them, ‘Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.’” (2 Chronicles 19:5-7)
Father, we pray for the Supreme Court Justice’s as they deliberate the case now before them. We ask that they would feel the weight of heaven even more than the pressure of man as they hear this just cause. As they are bound to uphold the Constitution in their rendering, we ask that their conscience would remind them of what is true, right, and good in the sight of God. Override any fear or hesitation with the weight of Your presence and the reality of eternity’s record of their role in this hour. May a fresh zeal of the Lord ignite their hearts and awaken their destiny to this strategic assignment that comes not just from the minds of men, but the throne of God. We pray that the words they speak would act as a two-edged sword to cut through the veil of deception and treason in this land. May their declarations separate the truth from the lies, the facts from the fiction, and the collective good of the people from the collusion of the corrupt. Use their voices as conduits of Your judgments against those who have set themselves against You and Your laws. May the courts of heaven overshadow these proceedings and echo the prayers of the saints that have stood in the gap for the sake of this nation and the honor of Your name. If there have been any threats, coercion, or attempts at bribery or blackmail, we declare that the fear of the Lord would render any such weapons null and void. If any past compromise has clouded their judgment or blinded their vision, we now declare that righteous intercession would help clear the cobwebs and cut the ties that have bound their souls and shut their mouths. We declare that their minds will be sharp, their arguments be sound, and their unity in this decision be firm and resolute. May the spirit of wisdom and revelation rest upon their court with unexpected clarity and power to rule in the midst of our enemies and render justice for all. Let their gavels be as scepters in Your sight to reestablish the plumb line of truth and the foundations of justice. May their judgments bring peace to the people and terror to the wrongdoers. MAY THEIR DECISIONS STRENGTHEN THE SPINE OF THIS NATION AND BE THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER FOR SUPERNATURAL TRANSFORMATION ACROSS THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH! In Jesus’s name and for the glory of the King, Amen! “Hate evil and love what is good; turn your courts into true halls of justice. Perhaps even yet the LORD God of Heaven’s Armies will have mercy on the remnant of His people.” (Amos 5:15 NLT)
I have to vent!🙄 So there are so called “Christians” that are Biden/Harris suppoters? Really? I was on a thread today of people that were actually attacking me and fellow evangelicals for standing with president Trump? Really?😯 Soo, we let’s take a look at what we are defending? They accuse us of fighting for a man? They say he’s crass, he’s speaks out of turn, he’s arrogant, blah, blah,,blah, blah!🤨 Someone told me “he’s anti-gay rights” really? Let’s examine that? Why, because he undid Obama’s funding of transgender operations in the military? Raise your hand if you want to pay for someone to change their God given sex! I CERTAINLY DON’T! That makes him a bigot, really? Get ready because if the left is successful in stealing this election, we will be paying for this and EVERYTHING ELSE they decide is necessary to appease the liberal left, including the slaughter of infants up to nine months!😠 Oh, in case you so called “Christians” the DEMOCRATS don’t think GOD belongs in their platform and watch out because they want to remove HIM from ANY place of honor in the United states!😯 So the line is in the sand, you cannot have it both ways!
I am sticking with this man! As far as I can see, he has been the MOST- Pro-life❤ Pro-faith🙏 Pro-Israel Pro-America PRESIDENT OF MY LIFETIME! PROMISES MADE PROMISES KEPT 🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸🙏🇺🇸