Brother

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Deuteronomy 31:6 KJV

Alexander the great would gather his soldiers and honor the most valient in battle by embracing them and declaring, ” This man is my brother.”

What a friend we have in Jesus. He sticks closer than a brother. Yes, when you ask God to walk through life with you He will never desert you nor will He fail you. In fact, He will fight your battles for you.

For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. Mark 3:35 KJV


A Faithful Friend


The Lord , He goes before you. He will be with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you. Do not fear, nor be dismayed.”
Deuter­­onomy 31:8 MEV

Jesus is a faithful friend that will never let you down. He has said: “I will never leave you, nor forsake you” (Heb. 13:5 MEV). He is not only your elder brother. He is your Friend as you keep His Word. Show yourself to be His friend.

A man who has friends must show himself friendly, and there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 MEV


Friendship


The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends. Proverbs 14:20 KJV

It’s amazing how many people gravitate to you when you are increasing and how many disappear when you go through difficulties.

One thing is sure, you find out who your real friends are when times are tough.

My first Pastor, Dr. Bill Sharp, used to say, “Rich has many friends, but poor is an orphan”.  How right he was.

Though many withdrew their fellowship during the set backs in moving our church ahead we found that we had a few wonderful, loyal, committed friends who stood by us and offered much strength and encouragement.

It’s worth the battle to find out who your true friends are.

Remember, God is for you and you are never alone. He will bring you through any and every difficulty even when those you thought were with you fall by the wayside.

Thank God for faithful friends!


Love Revolution


Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 KJV

It’s time for a Love Revolution.
The world is staging a lust revolution. “Lust satisfies self at the expense of others.” This is what drives into bondage the thought process of the unregenerate, fallen, lost individual. The hope of gain at the expense of others is the devil’s bait.

It’s time for a Love Revolution to sweep the world. “Love gives to others at its own expense.” Love gives without demanding anything in return. Herein is the power of the Gospel:
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16 KJV

Jesus lived and died for friend and foe alike. Can we do less?

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. Romans 5:8‭-‬10 KJV

Walk in love. It never fails. It will change the world.