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    Cleaving to my Savior that by His grace and power I may be continually conformed to His image so that when He comes He may find me fully clothed in the wddinggarment of His choosing...and urging others to do the same.

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  1. Though our justification is by grace alone through faith, what seems to be a contradiction but is not, is that we are judged by our works. This truth does not sit well with many, and should be sobering for us all.
  2. Freemasonry

    I don't deny that. George Washington...33deg mason. Even the statue of liberty erected by masons...and Washington DC designed by them. And yes, many worthy charities are run by freemasons. But dont you think that Satan himself would do a good work if it were to his advantage?
  3. Freemasonry

    @Lostlamb1978 Hi. Please don't be offended about what I am about to share with you. But if you dig deep enough, you will discover that what I am saying is true. All major religions...governments...corporations...and secret societies, even those groups who on the surface appear to be enemies, have at their head a group of 'enlightened' or 'illumined' ones who all share one thing in common. Whether the Catholic church, Islam, Hinduism, United Nations, world bank, and yes the Freemasons, all those who have gained positions of power and authority in those groups share one thing...they have risen to the top because they actively and with deep commitment worship Lucifer. They also hide this fact from all those of lesser rank. Take Catholicism for example. While the vast majority of members of that church sincerely believe they are following a genuine Christian faith, they are ignorant of the fact that it is a massive deception and that the ruling elite within the church are out and out Luciferians. It is essentially an occult pagan religion dedicated to the worship of Baal. One only has to look at the symbols that pervade Vatican art and architecture...and unfortunately those same occult symbols are found in Freemasonry. Again, the junior members and those loosely associated with the group believe they are working for the betterment of society doing good works...but they also are deceived. Not only by their leaders, but by Satan himself who has convinced them, and Catholics, that these good works are the means to their salvation. "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Lifen. No man comes to the Father but by Me." Jesus. Jesus regretfully has no part in papal deceptions nor Freemason benevolence.
  4. Millennial Day Theory

    Revelation 15:2 ‭And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, ‭and‭ over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.‭ Revelation 4:6 ‭And before the throne ‭there was‭ a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, ‭were‭ four beasts full of eyes before and behind.‭ Hi Keras. I could post a dozen scriptures that vividly describe the state of the earth after God has dealt to sinners through the last plagues. Baically, in one word...ruined. It remains this way until it is recreated...at the end of the 1000 years and after it is cleansed by fire...the same fire that destroys Satan and the othr fallen angels, and sinners. The earth during the 1000 years is the very last place I want to be. I, by the grace of God, will be standing on that sea of glass with all the other redeemed from the earth...and hopefully you also...in heaven. We shall return to the earth at the end of the 1000 in the city...like a bride adorned for her husband. Eternity will be upon the new earth...the future capital of the universe.
  5. Millennial Day Theory

    Shalom.... I don't see things quite that way. The Bible abounds with promises that the people of Israel will be saved. They are called “the people of Yahuwah” and “His holy nation.” Many times the promise is given that, even though they are scattered throughout the whole world, they would be gathered again, returned to their own land, and dwell there forever (Jeremiah 30:3). Today, all over the world, there are millions of Jews who still believe that Yahuwah's promises will be fulfilled through them. They claim to be both the "Israel of Yahuwah" and the "Israel according to the flesh." And many Christian churches second this notion. They are under the delusion that the promises Yahuwah made thousands of years ago can only be fulfilled by literal Israel today. As we go through this study we will see how our Father in heaven views it through His word. The Jewish Nation Not True Israel 1. In the Hebrew culture, every name had a deeper meaning. What does the name 'Israel' mean? “Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with Elohim and with men, and hast prevailed.” Genesis 32:28. Answer: Jacob had deceived his father to obtain the blessing that was due Esau. Upon discovering the deception of Jacob, Esau said, “Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing.” Genesis 27:36. The name Jacob meant “deceiver,” and he lived up to the name. The new name that he received from the angel, Israel, meant “overcomer.” The angel said that Jacob had “. . . power with Elohim and with men, and hast prevailed.” Verse 28. Jacob had overcome his sins, he was now a new creature, able to serve Yahuwah. Therefore, the name Israel was given to a man who overcame sin in his life. 2. How many of Israel will to be saved? “And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away wickedness from Jacob.” Romans 11:26. Answer: All Israel. The promises of Scripture have led many to suppose that the time would come when the literal descendants of Abraham -the members of the Jewish race- would return to Palestine, regain their nationhood, accept Yahushua as their Saviour, and become Yahuwah’s dispensers of light and truth to the nations. Because of this interpretation the present Zionist movement, sponsored by Jews in many lands, which aims to restore the Jewish nation in Palestine, has been heralded by many religionist as a sign that these predictions are about to be fulfilled. But neither the Zionist movement nor the establishment of the modern nation of “Israel” in Palestine has any connection with these Biblical prophecies concerning the restoration of Israel. Neither of these can have any part in establishing Yahuwah’s kingdom upon earth. They have not even been mentioned in Scripture. They have no standing whatsoever in Yahuwah’s scheme of things. Why? Because the literal Jewish race does not constitute Israel. 3. What does it mean that all Israel shall be saved? Answer: The immediate context of Romans 11:26 is verse 25. When "the fullness of the Gentiles be come in," then "all Israel will be saved." Or, to be exact, "And so all Israel will be saved." In other words, the coming in of the fullness or total number of the Gentiles results in "all Israel" being saved. Paul's idea seems to be that when all Gentiles (totally, throughout history) have come in, that is, have been grafted into the Vine, they, uniting with all Jews who have become believers, will form the total number of the saved. 4. Who are being identified as the true Israel of Yahuwah? “For in the Anointed Yahushua neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of Yahuwah.” Galatians 6:15,16. 5. How does Apostle Paul identify the true “Israel of Yahuwah” and the “Israel according to the flesh”? “For I could wish that myself were accursed from the Anointed for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of Yahuwah, and the promises. . . Not as though the word of Yahuwah hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of Yahuwah: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.” Romans 9:3,4, 6-8. Answer: An Israelite in Yahuwah’s sense of the term is one who accepts His plan of salvation through Yahushua, the Anointed, and who follows Yahuwah fully. A true Israelite may have been born of Jewish parents, or he may have had Gentile parents. It is not his natural or first birth that makes him an Israelite. It is the new or second birth. Israelites are twice-born men and women, who have accepted the grace of Yahuwah, and who recognize Yahushua as their Redeemer from sin and death. To simplify it, Apostle Paul is saying that being a literal Jew is not a passport into the family of Yahuwah. Yahuwah’s family consists of the children of promise. The true Israel of Yahuwah are true followers of Yahushua. Where The Jews Failed 6. In Yahushua's day, the majority of the Jews claimed to be the children of Abraham and heirs to the promises of Yahuwah based on lineage. But what was Yahushua’s response to their claims? John 8:39-47 "They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Yahushua saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of Yahuwah: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even Yahuwah. Yahushua said unto them, If Yahuwah were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from Yahuwah; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of Yahuwah heareth Yahuwah's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of Yahuwah." Answer: Yahushua told them: "Ye are of your father the devil." 7. Where does Yahuwah write His law with reference to spiritual Israel? “Behold, the days come, saith Yahuwah, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith Yahuwah: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith Yahuwah, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Eloah, and they shall be my people.” Jeremiah 31:31-33. 8. What was a symbol Yahuwah used about the Jewish nation? “Yahuwah called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.” Jeremiah 11:16. Answer: The Jewish nation - or literal Israel - is likened to a cultivated olive tree. 9. How can Gentiles become spiritual Israelites? “And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if Yahuwah spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of Yahuwah: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for Yahuwah is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away wickedness from Jacob” Roman 11:17-26. Answer: Jeremiah and Paul likened the Jewish nation to a cultivated olive tree and Paul likens the Gentiles to a wild olive tree. The branches that were broken off were the Jews who rejected Yahushua. They were a part of the nation of Israel, but because of unbelief no longer belonged to Yahuwah. But Yahushua, the stock and root of the house of Israel, remained. New branches could be grafted into Yahuwah’s nation. Here the Gentiles were to have their chance. They could take the place of those who had fallen out. They were warned not to boast for they could fall from grace too, if they stopped trusting in Yahushua. To remain a part of the cultivated olive tree they were to continue in faith. One’s natural birth does not count. Paul concludes by saying, “And so all Israel will be saved.” This is so true, for Israel is made up of those whose sins Yahushua has taken away. His Spirit Visits The Gentiles 10. The Gentiles are given a wonderful promise, what is it? “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of Yahuwah; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Yahushua, the Anointed, himself being the chief corner stone.” Ephesians 2:19, 20. Answer: Gentiles cannot be saved unless they become Israelites through the new birth. Once without Yahuwah and with no hope, through the blood of Yahushua they are brought into the household of Yahuwah. They are then part of Yahuwah’s family. They have become one in Yahushua. 11. Who is a true Jew? “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of Yahuwah.” Romans 2:28, 29. 12. Through whom do we receive the promise of Yahuwah? “And if ye be the Anointed's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29. Throughout his ministry Isaiah bore a plain testimony concerning [Yahuwah's] purpose for the heathen. Other prophets had made mention of the divine plan, but their language was not always understood. To Isaiah it was given to make very plain to Judah the truth that among the Israel of [Yahuwah] were to be numbered many who were not descendants of Abraham after the flesh. This teaching was not in harmony with the theology of his age, yet he fearlessly proclaimed the messages given him of [Yahuwah] and brought hope to many a longing heart reaching out after the spiritual blessings promised to the seed of Abraham. 13. When will the promises to spiritual Israelites be fulfilled? “These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore Yahuwah is not ashamed to be called their Eloah: for he hath prepared for them a city.” Hebrews 11:13-16. Answer: In Heaven. Yahuwah gave to Abraham a view of this immortal inheritance, and with this hope he was content. "By faith he sojourned in the Land of Promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is Yahuwah. Hebrews 11:9, 10. Of the posterity of Abraham it is written, 'These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.' Verse 13. We must dwell as pilgrims and strangers here if we would gain 'a better country, that is, an heavenly.' Verse 16. Those who are children of Abraham will be seeking the city which he looked for, 'whose builder and maker is [Yahuwah].
  6. ISLAM -- a Case of Mistaken Identity.

    You mentioned on another thread the work and teaching of Walter Veith in relation to freemasonry. He has some very interesting things to say about Islams links to freemasonry...as well as to the Vatican; so much so I understand there is evidence that Islam was created by the papacy...which would explain your query above.
  7. Millennial Day Theory

    All of which throws the entire 7 year trib period into the proverbial paper shredder doesn't it, which makes one realize that if it isn't a literal temple the Antichrist parks himself as per 2 Thess. then the only other conclusion to be drawn is that the Antichrist is in the church...not in the future necessarily to fulfil some 7 year or 3 1/2 year time line, but we could (and I believe we are) witnessing him among us as we share this. I might add that if Messiah has already fulfilled the first 3 1/2 years of the final week, then what of the final 3 1/2? Jesus instructed his disciples NOT to go to the gentiles, but to preach the gospel to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. This in general is what they did, until persecution drove them elsewhere after Steven's martydom, and Paul's declaration later that he was now turning his back on the Jews and was turning to the Gentiles. All this took place approx 7 years post Jesus' baptism...His annointing to the ministry.
  8. Sea and Waves Roaring...

    Been studying last day events from Luke's perspective chapter 21. Luke 21:25 ‭And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; ‭ Thinking about that "perplexity"...the seas and waves roaring....I have until recently viewed the perplexity as belonging to the governments, but have now revised my view to thinking it belongs more appropriately to the common people. The prophecy demands that this be fulfilled on a global scale; what we are witnessing today is the birth pangs of that situation quickly increasing in intensity and duration. The civil unrest and violence in America on both racial and political lines, the waves of refugees charging through Europe searching for a place to call home...albeit often at the expense of the local culture...both becoming major headaches for the innocent who because of the many different directions the trouble is coming from, are confused and 'perpexed' as to solutions and stategies on how to cope with the situation they find themselves in, as well as confusing and usually conflicting opinions, from the media...politicians...observers...and participants, as to the aause and to whom one can rely upon to take responsibility for solving the problem. The governments themselves seem often to be the ones to blame, but we must understand that there stands skulking in the background others who bear ultimate rsponsibility, who have the ears of those in power, and more often than not hold the purse strings. Add religion to the mix and the confusion increases tenfold. Remember also that those seas and waves roaring are, according to Revel 17:15 peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues, then we can gain a very clear picture of where we stand with regards to final events. Expect the confusion to increase, and the problems themselves to grow to include other nations that up to this time have been relatively quiet...like Australia and New Zealand...
  9. For all Seekers.

    He saves none because their sins are comparatively few and unnoticed by their fellow-men; he rejects none because their sins are many and great.... The promise is that he will give you rest. And this includes pardon and acceptance with God. It includes a deliverance from the condemnation and the tyranny of sin, from fear and remorse, from all spiritual enemies and all vain self-righteous hopes. It is a cordial for an accusing conscience, it is consolation for the oppressed, it is peace for the troubled spirit, it is a balm for every evil that can afflict us in our passage through life, and it is the earnest and pledge of the glorious, pure, eternal rest of heaven." -- Archibald Alexander (taken from Christ's Gracious Invitation) Do not for a moment think you need to improve yourself or make your life more acceptable to God before receiving Christ. Come at once...right now...and come as you are.
  10. Image of the beast

    I don't want to sound callous or unsympathetic, because the discussion here is certainly focused on a very serious topic. After all, receiving or not receiving the mark is a life and death matter...of eternal consequences. But I must ask the question, is the Bible the foundation of your thinking or not? Because you folk are so busy looking at technology and the things of the world to answer your spiritual questions you are ignoring the fact that regarding any spiritual topic, and that includes eschatology, the Bible interprets itself. Yes, clearly there will be financial restraints placed on those who refuse to receive the mark, even ultimately the death sentence...but the financial restraints, nor the death penalty, is the mark itself. The beast to which the mark belongs is a global religious empire. The mark therefore is that this empire imposes on the world is of a spiritual/religious nature. How do we know this? Because the recipients of the mark are set by the prophecy itself as being in direct contradistinction to God's people who "keep the commandments of God and have the faith of Jesus". Revel. 14:12. Remember, we are speaking of an antichrist spirit here...thus the transgression being commited by the bearers of the mark is contrary to, or in place of, the commandments of God. It also reflects that ones faith is no longer in the Creator God, (Revel 14:6,7) but in a counterfeit who claims this spiritual mark as a token of its own authority above that of the true God, but unlike the true God, has to use deception, coercion, force, and threats to implement it. Typical ages old Satanic principles at play here. But please guys, get back to using the Bible as your source to understanding prophecy. Stop prognosticating on matters that the Bible doesn't reveal, such as a literal barcode or chip that brings down the wrath of God unprecedented in human history. Come on, think about it. God doesnt care if you use technology to manage your finances. But He does care when you keep mans commandments when they directly contradict His own.
  11. Jesus

    When I became a Christian it was in response to 2 questions from a friend. The first was, "do you believe in God.?" My answer was yes. That was the easy part. I had been brought up and educated in religious environment. The fact of God's existence was never a problem for me, though I had absolutely no evidence or reason for such a firm belief, it just was a product of my upbringing. I had never read a Bible, the family never owned one. But I went to church religiously every sunday, until I left school then I never gave God another serious thought...until that question came up. Like I said, simple answer. If my friend had asked why, I wouldnt have been able to give an answer. But the next question did have me occupied internally for the next 10 hours or so. I was asked, "Do you think God approves of the way you are living your life?" It was much later that night while lying on my bed staring up at the dark ceiling that I finally answered. Not to my friend but to the God who by then I realized was the one prompting the question. I had been alone all afternoon and all evening and that question never left me for a moment. So for the first time in my life I prayed. Not the rote repetitive charade of prayer I was raised on, but genuine sincere heartfelt honest admittance to what I knew was truth. I said..." No. My life would not meet with your approval. Please change it and make it into somethingxyou would approve of." That was it. Simple and honest. It was then, immediately after,that I had proof of God's existence. After several hours of running through the whole range of emotions from total joy, to love, to relief, and copious ammounts of weeping and laughing along the way, I knew I was forgiven, and that my future was in His hands. How did I know? Because He visited me that night and has never left me since. That was 40 years ago. I was 24 years old. You dont have to take 'steps' to believe. Just give Him your life and let God look after you. There are no set formulas to salvation, but there are conditions. The main condition is a genuine desire for change...a full honest recognition of your need for something better. God will take care of that, and over time you will have no doubts, or regrets. I woke the next morning a very different person from the one that went to bed te previous evening. You can experience that too. God can be trusted.
  12. Was it possible for Jesus to sin?

    2Peter 1:2-4 ‭Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,‭ According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that ‭pertain‭ unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:‭ ‭Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.‭ Perfection? What do you mean by perfection? Remember, it was Jesus who said "be ye perfect even as my Father in heaven is perfect". From the verses above I have available to me all the creative power of God to recreate me in the image of Christ. Peter also said that the church will be without spot and without blemish when Christ comes. This does not mean sinless perfection, for yes, we are still human and susceptible to the weaknesses of 6000 years of hereditary decay, but that does not mean we are not able to overcome our selfish carnal natures, cease from sinning by the power of God working in us.
  13. Was it possible for Jesus to sin?

    Many claim that it was impossible for Christ to be overcome by temptation. Then He could not have been placed in Adam's position; He could not have gained the victory that Adam failed to gain. If we have in any sense a more trying conflict than had Christ, then He would not be able to succor us.... Hebrews 2:18 ‭For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.‭ ...but our Saviour took humanity, with all its liabilities. Romans 8:3 ‭For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:‭ He took the nature of man, with the possibility of yielding to temptation. We have nothing to bear which He has not endured. Another point. Christ laid aside all His divine prerogatives when becoming a man. If we had to bear anything which Jesus did not endure, then upon this point Satan would represent the power of God as insufficient for us. Therefore Jesus was “in all points tempted like as we are.” Hebrews 4:15. He endured every trial to which we are subject. And He exercised in His own behalf no power that is not freely offered to us. As man, He met temptation, and overcame in the strength given Him from God. He says, “I delight to do Thy will, O My God: yea, Thy law is within My heart.” Psalm 40:8. As He went about doing good, and healing all who were afflicted by Satan, He made plain to men the character of God's law and the nature of His service. His life testifies that it is possible for us also to obey the law of God.
  14. I know where you live...and I know you. Your name is engraved on the palms of My hands. I know the names of your spouse, parents, your children, your brothers and sisters, your friends, your neighbors, your work colleagues, and your classmates. I know when you go out, for I am by your side. I know when you come home; I am there waiting. I share your joys, your sorrows, I understand your troubles, your fears, your confusion. When you are threatened, abused, and neglected, I feel the pain, I experience the loneliness. When you get hurt, I flinch. I understand when you feel like giving up. When you want to give it all away. When the only options open to you are to throw crockery at the wall, bricks at the neighbours windows, or shoot arrows at anything or nothing in particular. When you would do anything just to be free from the suffering, the pain, then it is that time when I love you the most. I know that crawl space inside your head where you retreat to when life gets too much. Then is the time I would gather you as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings. Then is the time I would surround you with My love and compassion. Then is the time to come to Me, and I will put My arms around you and hug you and comfort you. I love nothing more than to be involved in your world. I know everything there is to know about you, and there is nothing you can do, neglect, think, or say, that will stop Me from loving you. My entire being is focused on seeing you through your troubles, on being your closest friend, confidante, and companion, all to the express purpose of bringing you home with Me when I come. I will see you through your time of trial. Every one of your tears leaves it’s stain upon My cheek. Every cry you utter I echo before My Father. And together, we will see you through to the other end. Do not fear. Do not worry. I have been where you are. I have felt what you are feeling. I have experienced the injustice, the abuse, the slander, the pain, the suffering and even the death you fear. But I now live, and My life is now focused on ensuring that you also shall live with Me. So be not afraid. Be strong. Be of good cheer. I am bigger than your greatest fear. I am your Maker, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, and there is nothing I will with-hold from you that is to your good. My name is Jesus. Make Me your hope, your trust, your fortress. I will not fail you.