Blessed be the God and
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those
who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted
by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we
share abundantly in comfort too. If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort
and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you
experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer.
Greeting fellow Saints of the Lord most High. Many of us are going through various trials
and sufferings, but take comfort in knowing that one of God’s purposes in the
suffering of Christians is that they would experience direct, personal comfort
from God, and then from that experience be able to minister God’s comfort to
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of
things not seen.
And without faith it is impossible to please him
We know God desires faith from us. But not faith about getting things
we can see and feel now, like health, wealth, relief. God is not
pleased with such faith.
Abraham and every other saint died ‘without receiving what was
promised’, but God commended tham because of their faith. They
believed that even though life could be defeating until death, Christ
defeated death itself. That faith is true faith. When they died, God
welcomed them from a horrific world into a Heavenly Kingdom.
Have Faith! Remember the Kingdom, Eternal Glory, the Prize for which
Christ died and to which you are saved!
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19
Godless philosophies have for years been encroaching on nations that were founded, however imperfectly, on Christianity. Now, chaos is engulfing families and society, while law enforcement favours rather than restrains sin. Broken lives and despair abound: but God’s law cannot be broken, and He is not sleeping.
The misery is a necessary outcome of the sin, and the conditions provide excellent opportunity for the exercise and growth of faith.
Our songs of joy, our answered prayer, our sharing of faith are more than sufficient as we wait on God’s moving, in wrath against the sin, in mercy for those He has set apart for ultimate victory. He is certainly doing a new thing…
Claude Cunningham would like to recall the message, “[Welcome] Welcome – 13