WILL THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE GOSPEL BRING BACK JESUS CHRIST?
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Part 20: The Word Calls Out: Longsuffering Is Not Endless
In the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth
Editors Note: Many have come to love a man or a woman. We testify also that many have come in conversion expressing a love for Christ as their Savior. However as they get to know those in love in the flesh and as love grows a love affair is sustained especially among those that know God and Christ. However as many come to Christ they seek not to get to know Christ in an on-going fashion. Therefore many are immune to the Thirst and burning desire for the Word. Thus they don’t realize the necessity of Bible Study and prayer toward seeing God in scripture. Sadly also many that come talking about the true Word in many church houses are frowned on and run off. Therefore we come testifying that ....If You Do Not Have a Burning Desire For The Word and Thirst Daily You Do Not Love The Lord. You Must Love The Lord To Follow His Commandments. This Is The Only Way To Peace And Paradise. Thus As The Lord Sits And Waits The Righteous Wait On Nothing As we Know Of His Promise And We Thirst For The Word Every Breath That We Liveth.
Peace be unto you. To the Church and believing Christians everywhere and those that believe in the Bible as the Supreme authority of God’s Laws. For the record and the sign post many people that confess to be Christians are now during these trying times looking to man, materialism and God knows what as additional authorities on how to get to Heaven. Glory be to God our Father and to His Son our Savior Christ Jesus blessed by the Holy Spirit.
Beloved many people believe that since God does not act immediately regarding sin, wrongs etc. He somehow does not exist or He does not know. However this is why we need to study and read the Bible. It is written that God knows all and He also will act in His time. Thus if one claims a love for God he/she need to study and become aware that God is longsuffering but his mercy and compassion upon sin is not endless.
Follow us now to Romans as we continue to look to the Bible regarding this term longsuffering still being blessed by added clarity in our understanding of our over-all topic.
Romans 2: 4 “Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering: not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” (Also see Exodus 34: 5-6; Romans 9: 22-23; Ephesians 1: 7 and II Peter 3: 9).
The Jews as do many people today showed a disregard for the goodness of God. However God due to His goodness and longsuffering was patient toward the Jews and Gentiles. Thus as God looked to lead the Jews during this time to repentance he seeks the same among the lost today.
Now turn to the 1st Division of Romans for another look at our road to salvation.
Romans 13: 11 “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” (Also see I Corinthians 15: 34; I Corinthians 7: 29; I Thessalonians 5: 6; James 5: 8; I Peter 4: 7 and Revelation 1: 3).
The phrase “wake out of sleep” reveals that we can move from indifference and become more active in the service of the Lord. This also brings us close to what we see here described as “salvation nearer.” Therefore the true saints strive to be faithful until death or until Jesus comes. Our faith will thus assure our salvation. Therefore as the days pass we get closer to the reward and prize of Peace and Paradise.
Peace and Love, Carl A. Patton a willing slave and servant of God our Father writing for the FreedomJournal Press 15 June 2009 in the year of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
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