Biblical Encouragement

Biblical Encouragement

 

The Powerfull Remnant

And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Galatians 5:16, 24

Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the  flesh hath ceased from sin; 1 Peter 4:1

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:3, 4

For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be   justified. Romans 2:13

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; 2 Corinthians 10:5

And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever 2 Timothy 4:18

Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phillipians 4:13

Awake to righteousness, and sin not…1 Corinthians 15:34

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear  it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

It is only through divine grace that we can overcome the defects in our character; The Signs of the Times, June 5, 1884

If we would permit our minds to dwell more upon Christ and the heavenly world. We should find a powerful stimulus and support in our warfare against sin.  The Signs of the Times, June 19, 1884

The very ones whom God purposes to use as His instruments for a special work, Satan employs his utmost power to lead astray. He attacks us at our weak points, working through defects in the character to gain control of the whole man; and he knows that if these defects are cherished, he will succeed. But none need be overcome.

Man is not left alone to conquer the power of evil by his own feeble efforts. Help is at hand and will be given to every soul who really desires it. Angels of God, that ascend and descend the ladder which Jacob saw in vision, will help every soul who will, to climb even to the highest heaven. Patriarchs and Prophets, page 568

Go to God and often plead with Him for strength.  It will be given.  Youth’s Instructor, Page 37

The principals of the Gospel should have a controlling power over us, that we may have the mind that was in Christ, and be pure as he was pure.  Review and Herald, Vol. II, Page 406

He can, and will if we submit to Him, fill the chambers of the mind and the recesses of the soul with His spirit.  Then our will is in perfect harmony with the divine will. Our spirit may be so identified with His spirit that in thought and aim we shall be one with Him.  Youth’s Instructor, Page 420

He would sooner send every angel out of heaven to protect His people, than leave one soul that trusts in Him to be overcome by Satan.  Great Controversy, Page 560

We must grasp in confidence the rich promises of God, Then we shall be overcomers. Signs of the Times, Vol. IV, Page 143

The surrender must be complete.  Every weak, doubting, struggling soul who yields fully to the Lord, is placed in direct touch with agencies that enable him to overcome.  Heaven is near to him, and he has the support and help of angels of mercy in every trial and need.   Acts of the Apostles, Page 299

The soul must be barricaded by prayer and the study of the scriptures.  Armed with these weapons, Jesus encountered the wiley foe on the field of battle, and overcame him.  We may conquer in His  strength; but it will not answer for us to suppose that we can dispense with His help.  He says, “without me, you can do nothing.”  Signs of the Times, Vol. I, Page 442

Satan is Powerless

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Neither give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:27

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in  you, and ye have  overcome the  wicked one. 1 John 2:14

For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the  world: and this is the victory that overcometh  the world, even our faith.   1 John 5:4

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the  last time. 1 Peter 1:5

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished 2 Peter 2:9

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Revelation 3:10e

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11

Satan cannot hold the dead in his grasp when the Son of God bids them live. He cannot hold in spiritual death one soul who  in faith receives Christ’s word of power. God is saying to all who are dead in sin, “Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead.” Ephesians 5:14, The Desire of Ages, page 320

Today Satan presents the same temptations that he presented to Christ, offering us the kingdoms of the world in return for our allegiance. But upon him who looks to Jesus as the author and finisher of his faith, Satan’s temptations have no power. He cannot cause to sin the one who will accept by faith the virtues of Him who was tempted in all points as we are, yet without sin. Selected Messages Book 1, page 224

None but Christ can fashion anew the character that has been ruined by sin. He came to expel the demons that had controlled the will. He came to lift us up from the dust, to reshape the marred character after the pattern of His divine character, and to make it beautiful with His own glory. The Desire of Ages, page 37

There is no power in the whole satanic force that can disable the soul that trusts, in simple confidence, in the wisdom that comes from God. The Youth’s Instructor, December 15, 1898

Those who are earnestly seeking a knowledge of the truth, and are striving to purify their souls through obedience, thus doing what they can to prepare for the conflict, will find, in the God of truth, a sure defense. “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee,” 1 Revelation. 3:10 is the Saviour’s promise. He would sooner send every angel out of Heaven to protect his people, than leave one soul that trusts in him to be overcome by Satan. The Great Controversy [1888 edition], page 560

Satan is constantly at work, but few have any idea of his activity and subtlety. The people of God must be prepared to withstand the wily foe. It is this resistance that Satan dreads. He knows better than we do the limit of his power and how easily he can be overcome if we resist and face him. Through divine strength the weakest saint is more than a match for him and all his angels, and if brought to the test he would be able to prove his superior power.

Therefore Satan’s step is  noiseless, his movements stealthy, and his batteries masked. He does not venture to show himself openly, lest he arouse the Christian’s dormant energies and send him to God in prayer. Testimonies for the Church Volume Five, page 293

In the whole Satanic force there is not power to overcome one soul who in simple trust casts himself on Christ. “He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might He increaseth strength.” Isaiah. 40:29. Christ’s Object Lessons, page 157

Neither wicked men nor devils can hinder the work of God, or shut out His presence from His people, if they will, with subdued, contrite hearts, confess and put away their sins, and in faith claim His promises. Every temptation, every opposing influence, whether open or secret, may be successfully resisted, “not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6. The Great Controversy, page 529

 

Love Letter from the father

My Child…

You may not know me, but I know everything about you…Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up…Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways…Psalm 139: 3

Even the very hair on your head are numbered…Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image…Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being…Acts 17: 28

For you are my offspring…Acts 17: 28

I knew you even before you were conceived…Jeremiah 1: 4-5

I chose you when I planned creation…Ephesians 1: 11-12

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book…Psalm 139: 15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live…Acts 17: 26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made…Psalm 139: 14

I knit you together in your mother’s womb…Psalm 139: 13

And brought you forth on the day you were born…Psalm 71: 6

I have been misrepresented by those who don’t know me…John 8: 41-44

I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love…I John 4: 16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you…I John 3: 1

Simply because you are my child and I am your Father…I John 3: 1

I offer you more than any earthly father ever could…Matthew 7: 11

For I am the perfect Father…Mathew 5: 48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand…James 1: 17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs…Matthew 6: 31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope…Jeremiah 29: 11

Because I love you with an everlasting love…Jeremiah 31: 3

My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore…Psalm 139: 17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing…Zephaniah 3: 17

I will never stop doing good for you…Jeremiah 33:3

For you are my treasured possession…Exodus 19: 5

I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul…Jeremiah 32: 41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things…Jeremiah 33: 3

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me…Deuteronomy 4: 29

Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart…Psalm 37: 4

For it is I who gives those desires…Philippians 2: 13

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine…Ephesians 3: 20

For I am your greatest encourager…2 Thessalonians 2: 16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles…2 Corinthians 1: 3-4

When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you…Psalm 34: 18

As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart…Isaiah 40: 11

One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes…Revelation 21: 3-4

And I’ll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth…Revelation 21: 3-4

I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus…John 17: 23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed…John 17: 26

He is the exact representation of my being…Hebrews 1: 3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you…Romans 8: 31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins…2 Corinthians 5: 18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled…2 Corinthians 5: 18-19

His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you…I John 4: 10

I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love…Romans 8: 31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me…I John 2: 23

And nothing will ever separate you from my love again…Romans 8: 38-39

Come home and I’ll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen…Luke 15: 7

I have always been Father, and will always be Father…Ephesians 3: 14-15

My question is…Will you be my child?…John 1: 12-13

I am waiting for you…Luke 15: 11-32

 Love, your Father,

 Almighty God.

No more excuses

The next time you feel like God can’t use you, just remember .  .  . 

  • NOAH was a drunk.
  • ABRAHAM was too old.
  • ISAAC was a daydreamer.
  • JACOB was a liar.
  • LEAH was ugly.
  • JOSEPH was abused.
  • MOSES had a stuttering problem.
  • GIDEON was afraid.
  • SAMSON was a womanizer!
  • RAHAB was a prostitute!
  • JEREMIAH and TIMOTHY were too young.
  • DAVID had an affair and was a murderer.
  • ELIJAH was suicidal.
  • JONAH ran from God.
  • NAOMI was a widow.
  • JOB went bankrupt.
  • PETER denied Christ.
  • The Disciples fell asleep while praying.
  • MARTHA worried about everything.
  • MARY MAGDALENE was, well, you know …
  • The SAMARITAN WOMAN was divorced …  more than once!
  • ZACCHEUS was too small.
  • PAUL was too religious.
  • TIMOTHY had an ulcer .  
  • AND LAZARUS WAS DEAD!…  

NO MORE EXCUSES! NOW GET TO WORK!  🙂
The Lord is waiting to use your full potential. 

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