The hidden half of domestic violence
How to have eternal life
We all know we are often given "tests" by
God. Did you know we will never fail His test? No my friend, we will just keep
taking them over...and over....and over until we pass. Lets look at an example.
Suppose you heard about a family moving from Boston to New York. How long should it take? About 5 hours sound right? Suppose it took 5 months? Something would be very wrong wouldn't it? Well my friend, Israel moved from Egypt to the Promise Land. It should have taken a couple of months at the most...but it took 4O YEARS.
GOD took them out of Egypt, but it took this long for them to "want" God to take Egypt out of them.
One reason it took so long..is that they kept losing their focus on the GOAL...they kept looking back. When we look back we will get weary...we will get discouraged. Israel lost sight of the Promise Land and got their eye on the wilderness and began to mummer. When this happens, we need to remember that Paul said:
1 Corinthians 10
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Lets have you do something....go here:
http://bible.gospelcom.net/ and type "murmur" in the word search box. (I checked the KJV box) Look at what GOD says about this.
My friend, how long have YOU been taking the very test you are in right now? Do you want to move on? Do you want to enter the promise land? Remember, you will not fail that test.....but you will keep taking it over again until you pass it.
How do you pass it? Here are some of the keys:
1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,
2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.
3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.
4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.
5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.
(focus on verse 9)
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
Jesus whispers in our pleasure, but He SHOUTS in our pain. Are you listening my friend?
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