Recent Posts

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 ... 10
11
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--58--Lazarus, Come Forth
« Last post by Pastor Sean Brizendine on September 25, 2020, 08:38:57 AM »
Praise the Lord, Brother Beacon and Sister Dorine!!

Implicit belief in Christ's word is true humility, true self-surrender.   

Let us just do what God says because we love Him who first loved us!
12
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--58--Lazarus, Come Forth
« Last post by Dorine on September 25, 2020, 06:52:29 AM »
  "It was not only because of the scene before Him that Christ wept. The weight of the grief of ages was upon Him. He saw the terrible effects of the transgression of God's law. He saw that in the history of the world, beginning with the death of Abel, the conflict between good and evil had been unceasing. Looking down the years to come, He saw the suffering and sorrow, tears and death, that were to be the lot of men. His heart was pierced with the pain of the human family of all ages and in all lands. The woes of the sinful race were heavy upon His soul, and the fountain of His tears was broken up as He longed to relieve all their distress."

When we understand the results of sin and the suffering and pain it brings not only us but to Jesus as well, we will do exactly as Jesus says and come into a relationship with Him that will transform us and keep us from falling. Satan is not our friend yet many times we have yielded to his enticements and brought pain and unrest and severed our connection with Jesus. But what a wonderful friend we have in Jesus. He is constantly and eagerly waiting to renew our relationship with Him when we come to Him in
repentance. As we gaze upon the cross we see the terrible enormity of sin and our hearts cry out as did Peter's. "Lord save me."

1John 1:9  "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."

Praise God!
13
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--57--One Thing Thou Lackest
« Last post by Beacon on September 24, 2020, 01:36:18 PM »
" Only those who will become co-workers with Christ, only those who will say, Lord, all I have and all I am is Thine, will be acknowledged as sons and daughters of God..

All should consider what it means to desire heaven, and yet to turn away because of the conditions laid down..

Think of what it means to say "No" to Christ..

Mark 8:36"For what shall it profit a man,if he shall gain the whole world,and lose his own soul?"

The ruler said, "No, I cannot give You all". Do we say the same? The Saviour offers to share with us the work God has given us to do. He offers to use the means God has given us, to carry forward His work in the world.

My dear Remnant-On-Line Family...The things of this world are very, very soon about to be on No Value or Pleasure. If there was ever a time for God's Remnant People to say...ALL TO JESUS I SURRENDER...I believe that time is NOW! Probationary time for planet earth and all it's inhabitants will soon close.
14
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--57--One Thing Thou Lackest
« Last post by Dorine on September 24, 2020, 08:33:06 AM »
  "The ruler's possessions were entrusted to him that he might prove himself a faithful steward; he was to dispense these goods for the blessing of those in need. So God now entrusts men with means, with talents and opportunities, that they may be His agents in helping the poor and the suffering. He who uses his entrusted gifts as God designs becomes a co-worker with the Saviour. He wins souls to Christ, because he is a representative of His character."

All that we have belongs to God. We can choose to hoard it to ourselves or through willing and cheerful self-sacrifice bring happiness and blessings to others in need. The last sentence jumped out at me especially when I inserted my name. "He/Dorine wins souls to Christ, because he/she is a representative of His character."  May that always be so.
15
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--56--Blessing the Children
« Last post by Dorine on September 24, 2020, 08:22:39 AM »
"The Saviour regards with infinite tenderness the souls whom He has purchased with His own blood. They are the claim of His love. He looks upon them with unutterable longing. His heart is drawn out, not only to the best-behaved children, but to those who have by inheritance objectionable traits of character. Many parents do not understand how much they are responsible for these traits in their children. They have not the tenderness and wisdom to deal with the erring ones whom they have made what they are. But Jesus looks upon these children with pity. He traces from cause to effect.      

The Christian worker may be Christ's agent in drawing these children to the Saviour. By wisdom and tact he may bind them to his heart, he may give them courage and hope, and through the grace of Christ may see them transformed in character, so that of them it may be said, "Of such is the kingdom of God."

I love how inspiration describes the Saviour's deep love and yearning for His little ones. His heart goes out to those who do not have the example in their lives that would draw them to Jesus. May we ever be perceptive to the influence we have upon their impressions of Jesus.
16
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--57--One Thing Thou Lackest
« Last post by Pastor Sean Brizendine on September 24, 2020, 04:46:10 AM »
Simplify.

"Self-surrender is the substance of the teachings of Christ." {The Desire of Ages, page 523, paragraph 3}

When the whole heart is surrendered to Christ, He recreates it into His image and pours all of the fruits of the Spirit into the life without one missing! What a miracle! May this be your experience today and always!
17
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--56--Blessing the Children
« Last post by Richard Myers on September 23, 2020, 08:47:56 PM »
Amen Pastor Sean and Brother Beacon!   We love Jesus because He first loved us. We love our neighbor because we have been converted and now live to bless others. How do we do this? Brother Beacon has discovered a most important truth regarding sharing with others what Jesus has shared with us.

It was by little attentions, often repeated. He moistened the soil, and protected the growing plants from the fierce blasts and from the scorching sun, and God caused them to flourish and to blossom into loveliness.  By gentle touches, by loving ministrations, seek to fashion their characters after the pattern of the character of Christ."

Amen!!
18
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--56--Blessing the Children
« Last post by Pastor Sean Brizendine on September 23, 2020, 08:57:32 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon!

 "The Saviour regards with infinite tenderness the souls whom He has purchased with His own blood. They are the claim of His love. He looks upon them with unutterable longing. His heart is drawn out, not only to the best-behaved children, but to those who have by inheritance objectionable traits of character. Many parents do not understand how much they are responsible for these traits in their children. They have not the tenderness and wisdom to deal with the erring ones whom they have made what they are. But Jesus looks upon these children with pity. He traces from cause to effect." {The Desire of Ages, page 517, paragraph 5}

Let us see the value of each person the way Jesus sees them, and treat all with the love and compassion so the Holy Spirit may reach the heart. All of God's children--regardless of our age--may come to Christ and admit that we have fallen short of God's glory by sin (Romans 3:23); we may believe in the gift of our Father in heaven who so loved us to save us by sending His Son Jesus to save us (John 3:16); and then we may freely confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9-10). As we accept the gift of salvation, a new heart imbued with the Holy Spirit is given to us (Ezekiel 36:26-27), and the mind of Christ is the gift of this new experience (Philippians 2:5) as we accept God's promises and become partakers of the "divine nature" (2 Peter 1:4), which is ever manifest in the life with all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing (Galatians 5:22-23). Then we gladly obey God because we love Him (John 14:15) and by the faith of Jesus keep all of the Ten Commandments (Revelation 14:12) as Christ lives in us, "the hope of glory" (Colossians 1:27).
19
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--56--Blessing the Children
« Last post by Beacon on September 23, 2020, 04:40:24 AM »
"Ask the gardener by what process he makes every branch and leaf to flourish so beautifully, and to develop in symmetry and loveliness. He will tell you that it was by no rude touch, no violent effort; for this would only break the delicate stems..

It was by little attentions, often repeated. He moistened the soil, and protected the growing plants from the fierce blasts and from the scorching sun, and God caused them to flourish and to blossom into loveliness.  By gentle touches, by loving ministrations, seek to fashion their characters after the pattern of the character of Christ."


Jesus gave clear instruction to His disciples about the potential  "Real Value" of children, and the early training thereof, when He said in Mark 10:13-15

"And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
20
The Desire of Ages / Re: The Desire of Ages--55--Not With Outward Show
« Last post by Pastor Sean Brizendine on September 22, 2020, 07:20:15 AM »
Amen, Brother Beacon and Brother Richard!

God is building His kingdom upon the eternal foundation of His word. Let us yield fully to the Jesus in His infinite loveliness, for by His creative word the Holy Spirit has power to recreate our hearts and minds and imbue us with all of the fruits of the Spirit without one missing--even amid the most difficult earthly situations!

"Now, as in Christ's day, the work of God's kingdom lies not with those who are clamoring for recognition and support by earthly rulers and human laws, but with those who are declaring to the people in His name those spiritual truths that will work in the receivers the experience of Paul: 'I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.' Galatians 2:20. Then they will labor as did Paul for the benefit of men. He said, 'Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.' 2 Corinthians 5:20." {The Desire of Ages, page 510, paragraph 2}

As we abide in Christ we can be ambassadors of the world to come while still in this dark speck of a world. We may not realize we are changing other people's lives, but by our consistent choice to yield to Christ, others also may realize that this is where true happiness is found, for happiness is the result of holiness!
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 6 7 ... 10