Blessings Promised to Those Who Abide in Christ The Hungry and Thirsty Shall be Filled

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“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.” Matthew 5:6

“Righteousness is holiness, likeness to God; and “God is love.” It is conformity to the law of God; for “all thy commandments are righteousness;” and “love is the fulfilling of the law.” Righteousness is love, and love is the light and the life of God. The righteousness of God is embodied in Christ. We receive righteousness by receiving Him.”

“Not by painful struggles or wearisome toil, not by gift or sacrifice, is righteousness obtained; but it is freely given to every soul who hungers and thirsts to receive it. . . .

“No human agent can supply that which will satisfy the hunger and thirst of the soul. But Jesus says:” . . . I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”

“As we need food to sustain our physical strength, so do we need Christ, the bread from heaven, to sustain spiritual life, and impart strength to work the works of God. As the body is continually receiving the nourishment that sustains life and vigor, so the soul must be constantly communing with Christ, submitting to Him, and depending wholly upon Him.

“As the weary traveler seeks the spring in the desert, and finding it, quenches his burning thirst, so will the Christian thirst for and obtain the pure water of life, of which Christ is the fountain. . . . We need not seek to quench our thirst at shallow streams; for the great fountain is just above us, of whose abundant waters we may freely drink, if we will rise a little higher in the pathway of faith.

“The words of God are the well-springs of life. As you seek unto those living springs, you will, through the Holy Spirit, be brought into communion with Christ. . . . You will know that Christ is leading you; a divine Teacher is at your side.”

Blessings Promised to Those Who Abide in Christ the Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

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“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5

“These were occasions when Christ spoke with an authority that sent His words home with irrestible force, with an overwhelming sense of the greatness of the Speaker, and the human agencies shrunk into nothingness in comparison with the One before them. They were deeply moved to listen, they were spellbound and entranced, and conviction came to their minds. Every word made for itself a place, and the hearers believed and received the words that they had no power to resist. Every word He uttered seemed to be the hearers as the life of God. He was giving evidence that He was the light of the world and the authority of the church, claiming pre-eminence over them all.

“Jesus places meekness among the first qualification for His kingdom. In His own life and character the divine beauty of this precious grace is revealed. . . .

“Human nature is ever struggling for expression, ready for contest; but he who learns of Christ is emptied of self, of pride, of love of supremacy, and there is a silence in the soul. Self is yielded to the disposal of the Holy Spirit. Then we are not anxious to have the highest place. . . . We feel that our highest place is at the feet of our Saviour. . . .

“Lowliness of heart that meekness which is the fruit of abiding in Christ, is the true secret of blessing. “He will beautify the meek with salvation.” . . . It was through the desire of self-exaltation that sin entered into the world and our first parents lost the dominion over this fair earth, their kingdom! It is through self-abnegation that Christ redeems that which was lost. And He says we are to overcome as He did. Through humility and self surrender we may become heir with Him, when the “meek shall inherit the earth.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for October 23.

Blessings Promised to Those Who Abide in Christ Those Who Mourn Shall Be Comforted

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

“The mourning here brought to view is true heart sorrow for sin. . . . As one is drawn to behold Jesus uplifted on the cross, he discerns the sinfulness of humanity. He sees that it is sin which scourged and crucified the Lord of glory. He sees that, while he has been loved and with unspeakable tenderness, his has been a continual scene of in gratitude and rebellion. He has forsaken his best Friend, and abused heaven’s most precious gift. He has crucified to himself the Son of God afresh, and pierced anew that bleeding and stricken heart. He is separated from God by a gulf of sin that is broad and black and deep, and he mourns in brokenness of heart. Such mourning “shall be comforted.” God reveals to us our guilt that we may flee to Christ, and through Him be set free from the bondage of sin, and rejoice in the liberty of the sons of God. In true contrition we may come to the foot of the cross, and there leave our burdens. . .

“The Saviour’s words have a message of comfort to those also who are suffering affliction of bereavement. Our sorrows do not spring out of the ground. God “doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.” When He permits trials and afflictions, it is “for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness.” If received in faith, the trial that seems so bitter and hard to bear will prove a blessing. The cruel blow that blights the joys of earth will be the mans of turning our eyes to heaven. How many there are who would never have known Jesus had not sorrow led them to seek comfort in Him.

“The Lord will work for all who put their trust in Him. Precious victories will be gained by the faithful. Precious lessons will be learned. Precious experiences will be realized. . .

“Christ lifts up the contrite heart, and refines the mourning soul, until it become His abode.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for October 22.

“IMAGINE” said the teacher, “that there existed a world where people wore jewelry in the shape of an electric chair.”

Or a cross?

” . . . where models of electric chairs crowned the pinnacles of sacred buildings, where people sang songs about one particular electric chair. Imagine a world where people found in this electric chair hope, mercy, love, forgiveness, restoration, redemption, and new life. What would you think?”

“I would think,” I replied, “that it was CRAZY.”

“Yes, but with one slight change, what I just described was this world. Just replace ne instrument of capital punishment with another and you have earth.”

“Replace it with what?”

“Replace the electric chair . . . with the CROSS. The cross is as much an instrument of execution as is the electric chair, the gallows, or the guillotine. But what makes it different from every other instrument of execution is that Messiah, the Son of God, died on it. And that changes everything. We live in a world where people wear jewelry in the shame of an instrument of capital punishment, where sacred buildings are crowned with reproductions of this instrument of death, where people sing songs about it, and where multitudes find in it love, hope mercy, and new life. What does that reveal?

“How radical it is.”

“Yes, and how radical is the power of God in Messiah. To take an instrument of execution and transform it into an object of love and mercy, in which people find hope, grace, and new life-only the Messiah, only the Son of God, could make such a thing a reality. An instrument made to bring death now brings life . . . now causes us to come alive . . . an instrument of JUDGMENT made to bring DEATH, now causes us to be released from JUDGMENT . . . the most evil object of ancient times that’s the power of God. And so in that same object is the power to turn every DARKNESS in your life into LIGHT, every sorry into joy, every death into resurrection. That’s the miraculous mystery and radical power of the execution stake that has become the sign . . .of everlasting LOVE.

THE MISSION: Apply today this most radical power to turn darkness into light, defeat into victory, and death to life. Start turning things upside down.

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn in the, The Book of Mysteries.

Rabbi Jonathan Cahn turns darkness into LIGHT. . .with a reminder of a CROSS.

Blessings Promised to Those Who Abide in Christ The Poor in Spirit Inherit the Kingdom

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“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

“Christ longed to FILL THE WORLD with a PEACE and JOY that would be a similitude of that found in the HEAVENLY WORLD. . . . From His divine lips there fell with fullness and abundant assurance the benediction that showed Him to be the fountain of all goodness, and that it was HIS PREROGATIVE to BLESS and IMPRESS THE MINDS OF ALL PRESENT. He was ENGAGED in His PECULIAR, SACRED PROVINCE, and the TREASURES of ETERNITY were at HIS COMMAND. In the disposal of them He knew NO CONTROL. It was NO ROBBERY with HIM to ACT IN THE OFFICE OF GOD. In HIS BLESSINGS He EMBRANCED THOSE who were to compose HIS KINGDOM in this world. He had brought into the world EVERY BLESSING ESSENTIAL the HAPPINESS and JOY of EVERY SOUL, and before that vast assembly HE presented THE RICHES OF THE GRACE of HEAVEN, the accumulated TREASURES OF THE ETERNAL, EVERLASTING FATHER. . .

“He specifies those who SHALL BECOME HEIRS OF GOD and JOINT HEIRS with HIMSELF. He PROCLAIMS PUBLICALY HIS CHOICE of SUBJECTS, and ASSIGNS them THEIR PLACE in HIS SERVICE as UNITED with HIMSELF. Those who posses the character specified, will share with HIM in the BLESSINGS and THE GLORY and THE HONOR that will ever come to HIM.

“He who FEELS WHOLE, WHO thinks that he is reasonably good, and is contented with his condition, does not seek to become a partakes of the GRACE and RIGHTEOUSNESS of CHRIST. PRIDE feels no need, and so it closes the heart against Christ and the INFINTE BLESSINGS HE came to GIVE. There is no room for JESUS in the heart of such a person . . . Those who know that they cannot possibly save themselves, or of themselves do any righteous action, ARE THE ONES WHO APPRECIATE THE HELP that CHRIST CAN BESTOW. They are the POOR IN SPIRIT, whom HE DECLARES TO BE BLESSED.”


Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for October 21st

Who tries to make us feel unworthy of being HIS CHILD?

Our Life is Hid With Christ in GOD through Baptism

Leaning Tower of Pisa in the back, the Pisa Cathedral, and the Baptismal font, the size of a large round swimming pool, in side the round building in the front. . .could manage multiple baptisms, under water, at the same time. Total emersion was practiced into the 4th Century. . .it’s change to sprinkling with water developed from a “fear” of a child, needing to be baptized. . .before their death in order to receive SALVATION. . .and baptism of children. . .who had no formal education about the meaning of being baptized in the Name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit could be understood. Other views included THE MOTHER and CHILD would one day be brought together, by the angels at the final resurrection. . .and “her” child. . . would be saved. . .until the age of accountability. . . when the child could make their own decision to understand the blessings of being saved by the GOD HEAD. . .GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON, and GOD the HOLY SPIRIT. This is when Mother and Father’s pray for their child to be “dedicated” to GOD as infants. . . awaiting the day of their choice to be anointed by the Holy Spirit. . . who will guide the child to be united with his or her family in the hereafter.
Like an Eye in the SKY. . . GOD knows our G.P.S. our longings to be free. . .and our LIBERTY was PURCHASED, by THE GOD, who CREATED you and me.

She said, “I need to apologize.” The lady talking from her window said, “You are forgive, now we can go together to heaven.” She said with a puzzled questioned, “Is that all there is to it?” Friends, knowing they have hurt the feelings of others. . .and wanting to apologize and be forgiven. . .so we can meet again in heaven?

This are of Northern Italy, was the home of those who hid from the persecution of those who kept the 7th day Sabbath. . . the JEWS. . . and followers of Christ. . .who found their Salvation in the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ. . . Our Creator. . . who began the weekly cycle. . .with a drop of water.

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 
Gen 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters
Gen 1:3  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 
Gen 1:4  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 
Gen 1:5  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. 

The Sun, Moon and Stars were not created until the 4th day of Creation. . .

The DARKNESS, at Creation. . .was caused by the devil. . .and understood in the Hebrew as an angry angel, stamping his feet, what could he do with water?

In time, in the LAST DAYS, Jesus returned to earth in 95 A. D. to give a REVELATION OF HIMSELF. . .JESUS CHRIST. . .and show his concern for every SEA OF HUMANITY. . .and we like fish. . .travel in schools. . .of thought. . . schools of play.

CAN SALVATION REACH THE HEART OF MANKIND. . .? When we deeply just want to be forgiven? And then we can go to heaven together…..(smile here)

“For ye are dead, (in baptism) and your LIFE is HID with Christ in GOD.” Colossians 3:3

We Dwell in Him and He in Us

Nature puts us in contact with The Creator. . . . the depth of which we can never understand. . . His subtle beauty the changing shadows . . . are something we can drink in. . . with our senses. . .

“He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.” John 6:56

“The contemplation of the Word of God will make us wise unto SALVATION; the knowledge of this Word will insure our happiness, and our success in the perfection of Christian character.

“All who in FAITH receive the Word of God will be doers of that Word. Their minds will be enlarged by a true knowledge, which Christ represents as eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of God. And as they practise the truth, they hold forth the Word of Life to others. Thus they become an influence among influences, a savor of life unto LIFE.

“Satan will do everything he can to satisfy the appetite for food that does not pertain to the knowledge of the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He has sent. Those who retain the grosser traits of character, who continue to reveal human defects in their words and disposition, bear testimony that they are not eating the flesh and drinking the blood of the Son of God.

“It is the Word of God abiding in the heart that will quicken the spiritual faculties. . . .

“Jesus has loved men, and has made every provision that the blood-bought soul shall have a new birth, a new life derived from His own life. . . . “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” Those who believe in Christ derive their MOTIVE POWER and the texture of their characters from Him whom they BELIEVE.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for October 19.



We Abide in His Love

Buy of me gold tried in the fire. . .

“I have declared unto them Thy Name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith Thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:26

“Your self-pity is an injury to you; you sympathize with yourself feel that you are not esteemed as you should be, that your work is altogether too hard, and your best efforts are appreciated. These feelings are the result of a spiritual disease, which can be cured only through faith in Christ. The temptation seizes you when you are weary or perplexed; but when the first symptoms appear, and the enemy works to make you grumble and murmur, look unto Jesus, trust in your Saviour. This is the only cure for this spiritual malaria. . . . If you allow your mind to be occupied with these things, the enemy will see that you are kept busy. He puts his magnifying glass before your eyes, and mole hills of difficulty are made to appear as mountains. . . . You need to understand how to repose in God. A wise hear, molded by the Holy Spirit, it is your privilege to have; and this is the foundation of all true happiness. . . .

“God would have you trust in His love, and be constantly guarding your soul by locking the gate of your thoughts, that they shall not become unmanageable; for when you allow your mind to indulge these thoughts of self-pity, the enemy comes in to suggest the most unkind and unreasonable things in regard to those who would do you good, and only good. . . .

“Listen to Jesus, follow His counsel and you will not go astray from the wise and mighty Counsellor, the only true Guide, the only One who can give you peace, happiness, and fullness of joy. . . .Whatever others may think of us or may do to us, it need not disturb this oneness with Christ, this fellowship of the Spirit. You know we cannot find rest anywhere out of Christ.”

Sons and Daughters of God by Ellen White for October 18.

We Are Kept From Sinning

I remember seeing this picture as a child I knew we had a Guardian Angel assigned to us.

“Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not.” 1 John 3:6

“A mere profession of godliness is worthless. It is he/she that abideth in Christ that is a Christian. For “every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” In every clime, in every nation, our youth should cooperate with God. The only way a person can be pure is to become like-minded with God. How can we know God? –By studying His Word. . .

“It is through faith in Jesus Christ that the truth is accepted in the heart and the human agent is purified and cleansed. Jesus was “wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities” the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with His stripes we are healed.” Is it possible to be healed, while knowingly committing sin?–No; it is genuine faith that says, I know that I have committed sin, but that Jesus has pardoned my sin; and hereafter I will resist temptation in and through His might. “Every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” He has an abiding principle in the soul, that enables him to overcome temptation.

“Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not.” God has power to keep the soul who is in Christ, when that soul is under temptation. “Whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.” That is, everyone who is a true believer is sanctified through the truth, in life and character. “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth [not professeth to do] righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; . . . because he is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil.” Now mark where the distinction is made: “Whosoever doth not righteousness is not of God, neither is he that loveth not his brother.” “My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”

Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White for October 17.

We Reflect Christ to the World

THE PROPHET came to invite sinners to be His Brothers and Sisters, to do the will of His Father.

“I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.” John 17:25

“In the intercessory prayer of Jesus with His Father, He claimed that He had fulfilled the conditions which made it obligatory upon the FATHER to fulfill His part of the CONTRACT made in Heaven, with regard to FALLEN MAN. . . . He declares Himself glorified in those who believe on Him. The church, in His name, is to carry to glorious perfection the work which He has commenced; and when that church shall be finally ransomed in the Paradise of God, He will look upon the travail of His soul and be satisfied. Through all eternity the ransomed host will be HIS CHIEF GLORY. (You and I are more than a family, He loves us!)

“We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” We are to keep the Lord ever before us. Those who do this, walk with God as did Enoch, and imperceptibly to themselves, they become one with the Father and with the Son. Day by day a change is wrought upon mind and hearts, and the natural inclination, the natural ways, are molded after God’s ways and Spirit. They increase in spiritual knowledge, and are growing up into the full stature of men and women in Christ Jesus. They reflect to the world the character of Christ, and abiding in Him, and He in them, they fulfill the mission for which they were called to be the children of God, —they become THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, a city set upon a hill that cannot be hid. “No man, ,when he hath lighted a candle, coverth it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed; but sets it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.” Those who have been lighted from above send forth the bright beams of the Sun of Righteousness.”