Patience

“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:3-4).

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The Issue:

The Basic Truths Of Life!

TRUTHS

The BibleEveryone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms in this life with some basic TRUTHS. These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

1. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b) Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1) He is born, and then he will die! This is certain! (The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

2. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten. "He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22)

3. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles. I have also found this very true!!! "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

4. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

5. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend. Now will you take God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down? You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

6. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History! It is a heart problem! Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy. Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

7. What Should You Do?

"But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved"; [Romans 10:8-13]

THE BIBLE :

Believe The BOOK!

The King James Bible

BibleThis is God's Holy WORD to you and I! Do you believe it? The A.V.1611 (or The King James Bible) is God's word PRESERVED in the English language for you and me. It came from the English Reformation. This Bible declares that: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." [2 Timothy 3:16] God's inspired word is preserved in the A.V.1611. The word "preserved" means maintained inspiration. "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in the furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever." [Psalm 12:6-7] “PRESERVE.” .

Home In The Hills:

[Or New Jerusalem]

LONG HOME

demo Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME. When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”. Do you realize that truth? “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read More?

Patience

Daryl R. Coats   2010

Shubal Stearns

 "Looking for that blessed hope," (Titus 2:11-14)


“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:”(Romans 15:4-5).

You see, “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17); and God often tests that faith in order to produce patience in our lives:

“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:3-4).

Impatience is more than an “American trait.” According to the Bible, impatience is an evidence of PRIDE—an evidence that I think that MY schedule and MY time are more important that anything else:

“... the patient in spirit is better than the proud of spirit.”(Ecclesiastes 7:8).

No wonder God describes the Bible as “the word of my patience”(Revelation 3:10)!

Forgive me, Lord! How could I have overlooked and ignored Your desire that patience have a perfect work in my life so I myself “may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing”!

How important is patience?


— Patience is so important that God desires that all people hear His words with honest and good hearts, that they believe and keep those words, and that in keeping them, they “bring forth fruit with patience” (Luke 8:15).

— Patience is so important that God commands believers to “be patient toward all men” (1 Thessalonians 5:14) as they “run with patience” (Hebrews 12:1).

— Patience is so important that God lists it as one of the evidences of spiritual maturity (2 Peter 1:6).

— Patience is so important that God says that aged men in a congregation should not only be doctrinally “sound in faith” but also doctrinally sound in charity and patience (Titus 2:2).

— Patience is so important that God commended three churches for having it (Revelation 2:2-3, 19 and 3:11).

— Patience is so important that God includes it in His listing of the qualifications of a bishop (1 Timothy 3:3) as an essential quality of the teaching ministry of any “servant of the Lord”:

“And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;” (2 Timothy 2:24-25).

— Patience is so important that God’s ministers should follow after it just as surely as they follow after faith, righteousness, godliness, and love (1 Timothy 6:11).

— Patience is so important that three times the apostle Paul listed it as a characteristic of his ministry (2 Corinthians 6:4 and 12:12; 2 Timothy 3:10).

— Patience is so important that Paul prayed that God would strengthen other believers so they would be patient (Colossians 1:11).

No wonder God said, “Ye have need of patience” (Hebrews 10:36)!

Abraham sinned through impatience. He grew weary of waiting for the seed of promise and heeded his wife’s carnal suggestion for how to produce an heir. Jacob sinned through impatience. Instead of waiting for God to fulfill his word, he listened to his mother’s carnal suggestion for how to obtain his birthright. Moses sinned through impatience, murdering an Egyptian instead of waiting on God’s direction and deliverance. Paul sinned through impatience, disobeying God’s repeated warnings that he not go to Jerusalem. If impatience produced disaster in the lives of men as great as these, how much more does it produce disaster in the lives of someone like me?

In a sense, each of the Lord’s temptations was a temptation to be impatient (Matthew 4; Luke 4). The Lord is scheduled to receive all the kingdoms of this world as His very own possession. The Lord is scheduled to descend from heaven and to appear in the Jewish temple. The Lord has already promised to prepare food in the wilderness when He feeds the nation of Israel during the period of great tribulation. The temptations to turn stones into bread, to cast Himself down from the top of the temple, and to worship Satan in exchange for the worlds’ kingdoms were therefore temptations to act impatiently instead of waiting patiently on God. When they follow their Lord and Savior—when they walk as he walked—believers will act in patience.

Thank you, Lord, for my troubles.

“I know, O LORD, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me. Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant”(Psalm 119:75-76).

Amen! May it true of all of us as it was of David,

“Before I was afflicted, I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. Thou art good, and doest good ...” (Psalm 119:67-68).

—Bro. Daryl (Titus 2:11-14)
July 3, 2010


The LORD'S Messenger

A Message To The People

“Then spake Haggai the LORD'S messenger in the LORD'S message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.” Haggai 1:13