Hebrews 10:37-39 “Foryet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Nowthejust shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
The word “Vision” really means spiritual understanding. It’s the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, giving understanding of the Word of God.
Spiritual discernment is one of the gifts that God has given to the church, an understanding of His Word, the Word of God.
The fear of man brings a snare: but whoso puts his trust in the Lord shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25
And then there is this verse- “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10
God’s children of every age have found comfort in this verse. A pillar of strength that is timeless…
God uses times of stress, strain, and testing to develop our spiritual character. This is the way God grows us. It is at these times that we bring forth the spiritual strength that we have.
Look at God’s Word for examples to us, Elijah in 1 Kings 19 and David as he was hunted by King Saul. Both became very discouraged, but Elijah and David learned in their lowest times that the Lord would and did give them strength.
Someone once told us that you can’t trust your heart, your heart is desperately wicked. That’s right if you are not saved, not born again. God here, is talking to His child. He is talking to the one that He has given a new heart, a new nature, one that has been born again. God is saying to this person, “I want you to come to Me and I want you to yield yourself to Me. If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
If you have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, you can sing:
“In God you come against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that – and therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison – you do not know God at all.” – CS Lewis
“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher; he would be either a lunatic, on the level of a man who says he’s a poached egg, or else he would be the devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was and is the Son of God or else a mad man or something worse.” – CS Lewis
“You can show Him up for a fool. You can spit at Him. You can kill Him as a demon. Or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let none of us come away with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great teacher. He’s not left that open to us.” – CS Lewis
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 John 2:15
Most of the Walt Disney parks have an exclusive area known as Club 33, a VIP lounge modeled after the private areas of the 1967 World’s Fair. Walt Disney wanted an area where he could conduct business and entertain high-income guests. Club 33 locations are hidden in the various parks, and most tourists walk by them without knowing they’re there. It takes years to join the club. There’s a $33,000 initiation charge plus an annual $15,000 fee.
As for Walt Disney himself? He passed away six months before the club’s official opening, so he never experienced the luxury he designed.
All our lounges and luxuries and worldly trappings disappear from our view the moment we pass away, so it’s best to live as unattached to them as possible. On the other hand, the followers of Christ can look forward to Club Forever—our eternal inheritance in the new heavens, new earth, and New Jerusalem. We can’t afford the admission cost, but Jesus paid it for us.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace. Helen Howarth Lemmel, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
“The Bible clearly teaches that all are sinners and that all the saved are saved by grace through faith. Add anything else to what God has said and you are left with futile efforts to adhere to or achieve something that can only lead to disappointment, while striving for salvation-worthiness which is something that cannot be achieved.” Amir Tsarfati.